Drove it from Salida, to DIA, to Golden, over to Elizabeth, to Florissant and back to Salida.
-18 started fine, though if it gets much colder the battery may become an issue. figured out the funny noise, power steering pump is unhappy when it's cold. took a mile or so before it worked. must be thick fluid and an old pump...
forgot the one.
Modified by InSaNeBoY at 11:03 AM 1-16-2009
Put a charged battery in the TD and cranked it up. Ran it a bit then moved it to a different spot in the lot at work so as not to attract unnecessary attention to it being there full time...and with expired Maine plates to boot! Gotta get it ready to sell so I can make room for the new QSW!
got the engine tuned=) so now i feel that i got 136hp not 75hp =P
and now its out in the garage to fix my front light =/
its -9 ºc =P
tomorow i'm bying a 2,3 20v 7a audi for 215 dollars
were shal i put that engine ? 170hp =D
Modified by DevilDuck at 2:08 PM 1-23-2009
better weight distribution? and more weight ? no i got a track car so i dont need all that power but i do like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzeAE9YkreI i love 10vt
the 10v is more right for the old passat
Modified by DevilDuck at 2:42 PM 1-30-2009
Finished up some powdercoating last night, got the PS brackets coated. Got the intake manifold and TB sandblasted. The exhaust manifold is soaking in phosphoric acid before painting.
Luckily the keeps me warm out in the garage for hours at a time.
Then I can start putting it all back together; hopefully before all the snow leaves us.
I opened the hatch and threw the new OEM muffler in there and closed it again. It's warm today, but wet and windy. I will say it again....I NEED a garage!
Oh, and I also pulled the 1.8T engine out of the back seat of my Audi 4000s...it was only there for about 2 months while I made room for it and found a hoist and got off my duff. Glad I didn't run into anyone and have it crush me in the meantime. Don't try this at home, kids. I referenced that becaus eit's the engine that will inhabit my 82 Coupe sometime *this year?*....Maybe next year...
ANd it wouldn't fit in the trunk due to the turbo....otherwise it would have eased right into the cavernous trunk and only crushed the gas tank in an accident...no biggy.
Modified by JohnBarleyCorn at 3:19 PM 2-7-2009
Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
in the for sale section.
Ugh...too far away
In mine, last night I ran about 2 quarts of ATF through it in attempts to buy some time with the leaky seals.
Modified by DubbinChris at 4:21 PM 2-7-2009
I went out and worked on the turbodiesel wagon for a short time today. Removed the passenger sid etie rod end nut that was stripped. I still don't understand the deign of those freaking things. Horrible. I almost always end up cutting the nut off. And then trying to get the tie rod end itself off the tie rod...sheesh. At least my new replacements are tapped for allen wrenches/ibts to hold hte shaft in place while removing the nut. I don't plan on taking them off again while I won the car. Next up is swapping in the good strut assembly with new wheel bearing and then the new brake calipers. Bleed the brakes, put on the new tie rod ends and ball joints, install the new muffler, then drive drive drive.