Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 19 of 23 FirstFirst ... 9151617181920212223 LastLast
    Results 451 to 475 of 561

    Thread: What did you do to your Quantum today?

    1. 07-09-2012 11:26 AM #451
      had some serious over heating last night, it was odd because my fan kicks in for just the slight bit of thermostat movement, if it even warms up the fan cuts on. So me being the noob i am with this 1.6L engine, I wigged out but this morning i check water levels and connectors and turned the car on.....Still no signal so I used my test light and checked connections and no light .....so i check the fuse and boom there it was it was busted....lol now im heading to the auto parts store and picking one up!

    2. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      07-09-2012 01:46 PM #452
      Be sure to keep an eye on that radiator fan and temp. The fuse doesn't blow for no reason. The fans will wear out the shaft bearing and eventually start to seize up. Lots of interchangeable ones at junkyards, but do yourself a favor and just buy a new one for peace of mind. Overheat=new engine. And replace your hoses when you can too. Been there, done that. No fun.
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    3. 07-09-2012 03:38 PM #453
      the car was sitting for two years....changed the battery and also have a new water pump and radiator, the fan always kicked in when it felt hot... and looked today and found the fuse blown. But i think youre right ima keep a look out on the fan motor....i might have to change it soon. it does spin freely so we will see, thank you for the heads up

    4. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      08-06-2012 12:20 PM #454
      Yesterday I pulled the rear 'bumper' off my 87 QSW. Cover was just bolted directly to the brackets with no rebar in there due to a past accident, I assume. There were tabs welded onto the brackets and that's it. I pulled the brackets and tossed them as they were rotted. Looking for a good rebar and brackets now...scrapped one not too long back...
      Will be headed to a yard this coming weekend, I hope. Also cleaned out a mouse nest on the rear shock tower. Pulled all the trim off and cleaned it all out and washed and dried the whole are. Filthy rodents. There is the rust spot above the filler tube that I'll have to patch, but it's clean otherwise under there. Easy fix and I'll seal it up nice to avoid it happening again.
      I'm guessing I'm going to end up buying a good bumper from eurowner. I'm gonna try to yard first, but I don't hold out much hope.

      My buddy snapped a pic while I was ripping the bumper bracket out...
      Last edited by JohnBarleyCorn; 08-10-2012 at 02:50 PM.
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    5. 08-13-2012 08:19 AM #455
      Gave my '81 wagon a nice gift



      Look how happy she is



      Still working on it

    6. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      08-13-2012 03:07 PM #456
      Nice!
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      08-26-2012 01:59 PM #457
      Replaced the rear upper seats with headrest models, replaced the lower passenger rear cargo plastic with a cargo cover model, still looking to get the rest of the lower plastics, but a salvage trip got cut short and have to wait a whole before I can try again.



      And that ugly rust hole over the gas filler neck will soon be cut out and new metal welded in place and painted.
      Also pulled the trim and all off the rear hatch to ready for prep and pain along with the rear valence. Then to get a bumper...
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    8. Member DubbinChris's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 15th, 2005
      Location
      Columbus, OH
      Posts
      4,509
      Vehicles
      85 Ur Quattro, 88 Fox Wagon (sold), 90 Golf, 83 Q Sedan TD, 88 QSW (soon tdi), 85 Q wgn, 03 A4 Avant
      08-27-2012 05:01 PM #458
      Quote Originally Posted by cuppie View Post
      Damn, that sucks....
      I even went off of 034's own posts on it (from the product page), where Javad says "Yep, same for QSW."


      Poly I'll pass on - I just want a new rubber mount!
      (And, damn, I so wish that the "get a copy of ETKA" thing had worked out at Cincy this year......
      It would be so, so nice to be able to easily cross-reference parts.)
      Javad is a total yes man. He'll say stuff fits all the time even when it doesn't and when you tell him it doesn't fit he'll claim that you're the first one to have that problem. BTDT with him and his employees. On top of all that, they are very slow to get back to you even if they say they will. They drop the ball on sh*t all the time unless you keep bugging them. BTDT too.

    9. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      08-27-2012 06:12 PM #459
      Yeah, the Quantums are not their priority. We usually are cheap bastards when it comes to buying parts for our cars. 034 is about the only game in town for I5, though. And they do make done pretty good stuff. I sent him a rear diff mount and bracket to see if he could get some made up. I'm pretty sure every QSW owner would buy one or two or three. If he comes through on that I'll send him a spare intake boot to see if he can get silicone ones made. Between us and 4KQ owners, there should be enough of a market.
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    10. Member cuppie's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2005
      Location
      Redford, MI
      Posts
      2,805
      Vehicles
      88 Scirocco 16v (Wilda); 86 QSW (still unnamed); 88 QSW; '12 Fusion SEL (wife's.)
      08-28-2012 10:56 PM #460
      I'll agree that 034 does make good stuff - the ball socket for the shift linkage fit perfectly (and, yays! the damned thing doesn't randomly pop apart anymore!)
      A new (and, correct) diff mount, and for less than $130 (was the VW price?) I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
      I'm hoping that the come thru with that, because a new intake boot would be awesomesauce (mine's getting a bit, ah, sketchy.... )

      In my on-topic news.....
      installation of an 80* t-stat (and matching fan switch) a couple of weeks ago did wonders for mine's ability to keep its cool (pun intended) on the freeway. Much better....

      Also about two weeks ago, had to replace (partially) the fuel feed and return lines on the car - the feed line had started to corrode thru, right under the battery tray. Now, that there, not a fun job.
      It does leave "on the list" replacing the rest of the fuel lines on the car. But, they're not nearly as scary looking as the feed line was... I'll get to them.....
      - Cup
      '88 Scirocco 16v, 'tastefully' modified.
      Click here for my Cincy pics
      things currently broken (Scirocco): 5
      things currently broken (QSW): 5!!

    11. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      08-28-2012 11:35 PM #461
      Haha! That's one of the first things I had to do to mine when I got it. Just wish there was a better place for the battery. Maybe I'll build a box for it in the cargo area. My coupe will have a false floor where the rear seats used to be so that'll be nice for a battery and some stereo components.
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    12. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      08-29-2012 08:19 PM #462
      Tackled the rust spots on the red Syncro. Ground it down to metal and hit it with some self etching primer. There are spots on both front doors. Driver leading edge has a little hole under the trim that will only require filler and some paint. Trailing edge just needs a surface layer of bondo and some paint.
      Passenger door leading edge needs surface and paint, but trailing edge needs a new corner welded, it was pretty chewed up. Rear doors are good.
      Also hit the rear hatch and that should just need a layer to smooth it out and a respray.
      Cut out the rotted spot on the rear inner fender and it's ready for new metal to be welded in place. Easy and it'll be solid again.
      Then I need to hit the rear valence and paint it too.
      Amazingly solid for a MA car.
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    13. 09-11-2012 06:41 AM #463
      Intercooler


      No EGR


      Nice touch


      TDI!


      Diesel cluster with RPM


      And a little video
      http://youtu.be/NDCMqBXjyIU

      As you can see, a bit high ont the rpms... probably a broken water temperature sensor!

    14. Member DubbinChris's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 15th, 2005
      Location
      Columbus, OH
      Posts
      4,509
      Vehicles
      85 Ur Quattro, 88 Fox Wagon (sold), 90 Golf, 83 Q Sedan TD, 88 QSW (soon tdi), 85 Q wgn, 03 A4 Avant
      09-13-2012 02:40 AM #464
      ^^^ Super cool. You have a build thread somewhere?

      I have plans for a TDI Q this spring.

    15. 09-13-2012 06:35 AM #465
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbinChris View Post
      ^^^ Super cool. You have a build thread somewhere?

      I have plans for a TDI Q this spring.
      Nice!

      If you got any questions by then, you know you can ask me!

    16. Member cuppie's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2005
      Location
      Redford, MI
      Posts
      2,805
      Vehicles
      88 Scirocco 16v (Wilda); 86 QSW (still unnamed); 88 QSW; '12 Fusion SEL (wife's.)
      09-23-2012 04:19 PM #466
      So, the wife has been bugging me to do something about the, ah, 3-colored left quarter on the wagon. Anyone who saw Timob's FS thread last winter will remember its factory paint + primer look (which was later accented with another color primer... )
      So, last weekend, I spray-bombed it. And, I have to say, it's not hugely off from the factory Flash Silver....





      That done, it made me want to paint my "black" plastic. As we all know, after a quarter-century, it ain't black anymore....




      So, out came a bucket, a Scotchbrite pad, and a can of cleanser.
      Remove grille, remove VW emblem from it. Remove trim strip on tailgate. Scrub the hell out of the trim. Rinse & dry. And, it started raining...
      Into the garage! Mask the car off.
      Grab paint of choice: Krylon Fusion, in satin black.

      First coat done (rear view):




      Two coats later on everything, and all of the tape pulled - looks soooo much better now!





      It's the little things, ya know?
      - Cup
      '88 Scirocco 16v, 'tastefully' modified.
      Click here for my Cincy pics
      things currently broken (Scirocco): 5
      things currently broken (QSW): 5!!

    17. Semi-n00b INTERNETRACECAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 1st, 2007
      Posts
      19
      Vehicles
      87 QSW, 90 Jetta, 84.5 Scirocco, 01 Boxster
      09-23-2012 07:59 PM #467
      drove it for the first time in a year after much, much resurrection work... and yet still so much more to do


    18. Member cuppie's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2005
      Location
      Redford, MI
      Posts
      2,805
      Vehicles
      88 Scirocco 16v (Wilda); 86 QSW (still unnamed); 88 QSW; '12 Fusion SEL (wife's.)
      10-02-2012 06:50 PM #468
      Oh, come on! It's an old VW - it's a project that's never done!

      Me, I found and ordered things this week:
      - stock (and, uncut) front springs, from someone on the Syncronized list.
      - front strut cartridges (AUtohausAZ)
      - bumpstops, mounts, and tie rods (GAP)
      - a set of Hankook WInter iPike tires, 195/60R14 (DiscountTireDirect.) Those showed up today...
      - an alarm!
      After much searching, I found a reasonably-complete Alpine SEC-8025A on fleabay, for all of $50.
      Add $7 for a 2-wire lock actuator, and $10 for a VW MkIII 'meep' alarm horn... I'm out a total of $80 (inc. shipping.)
      Soon, Das Quantum will gain keyless entry (and, will also use the same remote that operates the Scirocco.)
      {{glee}}

      Suspension, tires, and alignment, I'm aiming to get those done this Saturday, so long as everything shows up.
      Otherwise, next weekend.
      - Cup
      '88 Scirocco 16v, 'tastefully' modified.
      Click here for my Cincy pics
      things currently broken (Scirocco): 5
      things currently broken (QSW): 5!!

    19. Junior Member Snarkle's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 21st, 2012
      Location
      Salem Oregon
      Posts
      57
      Vehicles
      1986 QSW Syncro
      10-03-2012 01:49 AM #469
      I am still pecking away at the mouse taint in my interior. Got sidetracked....all summer with other things.
      Got the seats out all of them and cleaning carpets. Next is the headliner...pray for me.

    20. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      10-03-2012 12:27 PM #470
      If you had mice you're gonna want to pull the rear cargo plastics completely (especially around the rear shock towers) and fully clean all that crap out. And the rain tray and even the dash to get in Dejuan's the glove box and over the evaporater. Sucks but it's the only way to get it. And the headliner sux too, but you don't want mouse piss and **** in there. You probably already know all this, but...
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    21. Member cuppie's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2005
      Location
      Redford, MI
      Posts
      2,805
      Vehicles
      88 Scirocco 16v (Wilda); 86 QSW (still unnamed); 88 QSW; '12 Fusion SEL (wife's.)
      10-06-2012 12:18 AM #471
      Eeewwww... mice infestation.... yuck!

      Mine:
      Sick of the nameplates looking like crap, I finally painted them tonight. Damned tedious task that is, painting the letters with a brush...
      But, looks so much better now!






      Also today, I picked up a set of 14" steelies, to mount my new snow tires (Hankook Winter iPike) tomorrow.
      I use the term "set" loosely, as I ended up leaving with 3 black 8-hole wheels, and 1 silver-rimmed 7-hole wheel w/ holes for wheel cover.
      Paint makes it better, though. Satin black FTW!




      Tomorrow, it gets new front dampers, front springs, tie rods, a set of tires, and an alignment.
      - Cup
      '88 Scirocco 16v, 'tastefully' modified.
      Click here for my Cincy pics
      things currently broken (Scirocco): 5
      things currently broken (QSW): 5!!

    22. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      10-06-2012 10:03 AM #472
      Silver paint pen has done the trick for me in the past. I need to hit all my badges on the current fleet. And I need to trim the current fleet down to a daily and a project. Do they have a show on VW hoarders?
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    23. Member cuppie's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2005
      Location
      Redford, MI
      Posts
      2,805
      Vehicles
      88 Scirocco 16v (Wilda); 86 QSW (still unnamed); 88 QSW; '12 Fusion SEL (wife's.)
      10-06-2012 05:13 PM #473
      I thought about paint pen. Decided that I wanted the control of a brush (no offense.)

      LOLZ! AFAIK, there's no VW-centric version of Hoarders. I know quite a few people, though, who would be quite eligible to be on that....


      Front suspension work done today. It's nice having the front end back to stock ride height (which is a first in my ownership of it), and no more funky noises from the front end.
      On dry pavement, these tires have the handling characteristics of jumbo marshmallows, though...

      Engage Winter Mode:




      And, the mailman brought more presents today!
      I found an Alpine 8025A alarm (complete less siren) on eBay for $50. That arrived, as did a 2-wire lock actuator, and a MkIII alarm "meep" horn.
      Those go in next weekend. And, I will finally have keyless entry on it (and, using the same remote that the Scirocco uses (read: one fob for both cars.))
      - Cup
      '88 Scirocco 16v, 'tastefully' modified.
      Click here for my Cincy pics
      things currently broken (Scirocco): 5
      things currently broken (QSW): 5!!

    24. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 29th, 2007
      Location
      East Falmouth, MA
      Posts
      4,703
      Vehicles
      82 Quantum Coupe, 86 Quantum Syncro Wagon, 87 Scirocco 16V
      10-06-2012 10:42 PM #474
      OK, stuff done today:
      Got a bunch of the parts mostly ready to ship out to Marek and Thomas (God I suck...they should have had their parts for many months already. There will be extras and some cool stuff to make up for it...I promise)
      Also took a wire wheel to the door edges on my daily QSW...yikes. I hate salt and water. I cleaned out a bunch of the rust and then hit it with self etching primer and then some crappy black spray paint just to cover the primer. Not pretty, but at least I know where I stand on the door rust now. I'll form a plan of attack on that somewhere down the road.
      I still have to fix the front end and get rid of the horrible clunking from the suspension/steering. Never been right since that azzhat ran me off the road into a granite curb. New control arm and ball joint, but I think the strut mount/bearing is toast and maybe the subframe bushings. Perhaps even the strut insert is damaged. Still gotta sue him in small claims for that. Fun. Gotta order some stuff from 034 for that job. Maybe some pics tomorrow once I get the parts sealed up for shipping.
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    25. 10-15-2012 07:09 AM #475
      I gave the TDI a nice wash and some wheels!






    Page 19 of 23 FirstFirst ... 9151617181920212223 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •