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      02-09-2009 11:31 PM #106
      Purged the ATF out of the IP so I could get it started again.

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      02-10-2009 10:44 AM #107
      If it's just the IP that's leaky, Jack at vwdieselparts.com can do a rebuild for you. Not the cheapest but he is probably the best. You can also buy the rebuild kit online and try doing it yourself...but I wouldn't recommend it for a daily driver...I'd try i ton a parts car first in case you mess it up. I speak from experience...
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      02-10-2009 04:45 PM #108
      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »
      If it's just the IP that's leaky, Jack at vwdieselparts.com can do a rebuild for you. Not the cheapest but he is probably the best. You can also buy the rebuild kit online and try doing it yourself...but I wouldn't recommend it for a daily driver...I'd try i ton a parts car first in case you mess it up. I speak from experience...

      I'm pretty sure I'm not going to pay someone to reseal this thing for me. I did think of the parts car idea. There is one at a local JY that I may snag the IP off of and try it first. This however isn't my daily at the moment so time isn't really of the essense thankfully. Fox wagon is the current daily.


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      02-12-2009 10:57 PM #109
      sold it... and made a point to not watch it get hauled away

      and I better see pictures posted of it once converted

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      02-13-2009 07:50 AM #110
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      sold it... and made a point to not watch it get hauled away

      and I better see pictures posted of it once converted

      I was really on the brink of buying it from you, but the timing wasn't right. I would have dropped the tranny from my audi in it and converted it to a 5-speed. At least you ended up saving it from the crusher.

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      02-13-2009 11:37 AM #111
      yup, off to a loving home.
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      02-14-2009 02:45 PM #112
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      yup, off to a loving home.

      Indeed....

      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »

      converted it to a 5-speed.

      It's possible....

      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      I better see pictures posted of it once converted

      It will be slow but you shall.....the new leak is my first order of business

      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      made a point to not watch it get hauled away

      You can retain visitation rights.


      Edit: I see that we've both appropriately edited our profile.


      Modified by DubbinChris at 2:50 PM 2-14-2009


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      02-14-2009 02:51 PM #113
      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »
      You can also buy the rebuild kit online and try doing it yourself...

      BTW where is your favorite place to buy one?


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      02-14-2009 08:06 PM #114
      OK...got lots done today.
      1: Replaced passenger side strut assembly w/one to match the driver side. Springs may be a little softer (84 Audi 4000s coupe units), but considering one of the old ones was broken, I'm in much better shape. (d/s was done a while ago).
      2: Replaced both front calipers with newly remanufactured units and new mintex red box and fairly new rotors from the above 84 Audi.
      3: Replaced both ball joints with brand new ones.
      4: Pulled the steering wheel to get the old Clarion pull-out tape deck out (they don't clear the steering wheel so why did they bother putting in a pull-out deck???)
      5: Pulled the dash trim to repair the cracks. Hopefully the Gorilla Glue will work OK.
      6: Replaced the pass side hatch lift strut w/new unit to match new one on d/s done a few weeks ago
      7: Pulled the entire tie rod assembly out as a unit so it would be easier to get the ends off. Brought that home and did it about 30 minutes ago. 2 brand new tie rod ends.
      8: New air filter installed (tougher than it looks if you're lazy and don't pull the hose clamp and intake tube...)

      All in all a pretty darn productive day considering it got to about 42 degrees and I was working in a parking lot...

      Tomorrow the tie rod assembly goes back in, brakes will be bled, new fuel filter will be installed, dash will be put back together, and charged battery will go in. Hopefully all goes well and it'll be roadworthy except for the lack of rear muffler. New OEM unit is waiting to be installed.
      Then an oil and filter change and maybe some new motor mounts soon. Gonna be like new!

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      02-14-2009 09:37 PM #115
      Wow that WAS productive. All I did today was try to start the diesel one...no dice at the moment. Now I'm at work all night.

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      02-14-2009 10:13 PM #116
      yeah but the gas one will start immidieately
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      02-14-2009 11:27 PM #117
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      yeah but the gas one will start immidieately

      But the diesel once started will actually move.......


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      02-14-2009 11:36 PM #118
      I'm just so darn anxious to get my TD wagon on the road. Been 4 years since my old one went to the scrap yard...at least the shell did...rust free shell too....that sucked.
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      02-16-2009 03:21 PM #119
      Did lots of research on what AT's are interchangable.....pretty much anything pre 93 VAG.

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      02-16-2009 05:06 PM #120
      Bled the air from the system, charged the crappy battery, fired it up and drove around. Needs a SERIOUS alignment. Thought I got it close with the new tie rod ends, but the toe must be way off as the steering wheel is now all over the place. Those mintex red pads are now trying to cut their way through the surface rust on the rotors so stopping is not an easy endeavor. But it fires right up and spools up nicely. Intermittent tach...I'll figure that out later. I seem to recall the same problem on my other 84 QTDW. But it's alive and rearing to go! I forgot how loud the engine is...by the way.
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      02-16-2009 06:10 PM #121
      Dont ruin your new pads....just spring for a new set of vented rotors....

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      02-16-2009 07:46 PM #122
      Eh, not gonna ruin them, they just have to get through the film of rust on there and they'll be fine. No worries.
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      02-18-2009 08:14 PM #123
      1. moved battery under the hood from the rear area
      2. replaced window spray pump
      3. removed 4 gaudy rally lights off the front
      4. fixed drivers door handle
      5. fixed rear passenger door handle
      6. new headliner for sunroof
      7. fixed door trim
      8. fixed eurolights so the marker lights work
      9. fixed dash lights
      10. adjusted the hoodpins
      11. moved relays from the rain tray to under the hood
      12. new pads and rotors
      13. new light switch
      14. adjusted (read bang with hammer) exhaust
      I wanted to make it a little easier to drive day to day I already order a 3" cat for it, wideband O2, firewall brace, and some other stuff
      I am picking up an ABZ, 87 5000 trans and an urq rear diff and will start the swap in a couple of weeks.

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      02-18-2009 10:35 PM #124
      'roccohp, did you know that the URq rear diff does not bolt up to the QSW rear end? But you can gut it and stuff it into the QSW housing.

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      02-18-2009 11:47 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by eurowner »
      'roccohp, did you know that the URq rear diff does not bolt up to the QSW rear end? But you can gut it and stuff it into the QSW housing.

      Is there an advantage to that?

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      02-19-2009 06:45 AM #126
      that is what everyone keeps telling me but i am going to try anyways. john the advantage is a 3.89 gear over a 4.11. worst case i have an extra 91 200 20V trans

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      02-19-2009 06:46 AM #127
      also cleaned all the body drains and replaced the plastic liner on 2 of the doors.

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      03-17-2009 03:45 AM #128
      What did I do with my Quantum today? I traded it for another Quantum! I traded the Coupe for a QSW. Will post pics ASAP.
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      03-17-2009 05:22 AM #129
      Quote, originally posted by Longitudinal »
      What did I do with my Quantum today? I traded it for another Quantum! I traded the Coupe for a QSW. Will post pics ASAP.

      Hey, fancy that, I did the reciprocal and traded my Syncro for a Coupe.

      Also trailered both cars almost six hundred miles, and had a brief around-the-block fun spin at 4AM in the newly re-homed Coupe. But no camera here, so no pictures.

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      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      03-17-2009 11:53 AM #130
      Quote, originally posted by Longitudinal »
      I traded the Coupe for a QSW.

      It's a sad day in Mudville.
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      03-17-2009 01:38 PM #131
      All I did was look at it today as I wrecked my shoulder Saturday working on stripping a 99 GMC Jimmy. The breaker bar just wasn't long enough and I tried to rip my arm completely off. I guess there's a reason they make longer breaker bars....to keep me from tearing my shoulder apart. Now I can't even open a drawer without shooting pain...Guess it's time to get that arthrogram the doc wanted to do last year. At least I have good insurance now...


      Modified by JohnBarleyCorn at 1:40 PM 3-17-2009
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      03-17-2009 01:59 PM #132
      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »

      It's a sad day in Mudville.

      You mean "there is no joy in Mudville today..." which finishes with "mighty Casey has struck out." From Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer.

      Anyway, I am reasonably happy. The Syncro is not as clean as the Coupe, but the Coupe was beginning to show its age in this harsh climate. A return to the South will do it good, and I an enjoying owning, if not yet driving, a Syncro again.

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      03-18-2009 03:19 PM #133
      What did I do with my Quantum today? Bought insurance and paid my sales and property taxes, DMV for plates and registration is tomorrow AM's journey.

      I also gave it a bath, removed all the parts from the cargo area, and fell in love with a VW all over again. The interior may need work, and it may only be a 1.6, but I have a sweet headturner ride now!

      Next week's goal will probably be to add tunes. She's in want of some tunes.

      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
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      03-18-2009 03:20 PM #134
      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »

      It's a sad day in Mudville.

      "Mudville" more accurately describes regions of the Southeast than Ohio. There is much joy in "Mudville" right now, 'cause that Coupe now lives with /me/.

      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
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      03-18-2009 03:23 PM #135
      So I guess I'll need to bring my coupe with me when I come back down to Columbia, huh? It'll be a while until it's done, but it's gonna be worth the time and money. What are your plans for your coupe? Let me know if you ever want to get rid of it.
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      03-18-2009 03:54 PM #136
      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »
      So I guess I'll need to bring my coupe with me when I come back down to Columbia, huh? It'll be a while until it's done, but it's gonna be worth the time and money. What are your plans for your coupe? Let me know if you ever want to get rid of it.

      If you're coming this way, definitely! Two coupes would turn some heads.

      You will get this car away from me when I am dead, and no sooner.

      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      03-19-2009 08:46 AM #137
      Well my pass. rear speaker was crackly and then just stopped working about a month ago. So finally I investigated to find the wires had been completely chewed through as they were involved in real estate occupied by a family of mice behind the wheel well interior panel.

      The car is kinda old and obviously a VW so fair amount of odor is expected from me. However, the stench of mouse feces and urine was pretty thick when I pealed the panel and insulation back. In the lower left of this pic you can see 2 little infant mouse mummies that fell from the nest made of insulation,paper towels and other bits of my garage.

      *1. I pulled out all the panels behind the back seat, removed carpeting and did a complete wet dry vac and disinfection of the cargo area.

      *2. While I was in there I went ahead and installed a little Amp. and subwoofer that I had from prev. cars.

      *3. Also installed a new set of front speakers.

      *4. A 550 watt amp. doesn't fit under either seat, the center track hangs too low. However, while discovering this I was able to clean up the floor tracks, lube and re-install the seats with much better movement now.




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      03-20-2009 01:35 AM #138
      Quote, originally posted by Longitudinal »
      What did I do with my Quantum today? I traded it for another Quantum! I traded the Coupe for a QSW. Will post pics ASAP.

      Wow...you did it!


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      03-20-2009 02:53 PM #139
      as mentioned in here some time back, sold my Quantum wagon... well, I got its replacement, finally.

      1999 wagon... it's another autotragic and this is after I said I'd never buy another automatic VW.

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      04-02-2009 12:48 PM #140
      Ugh, I worked ALL DAY on the one Syncro I am trying to drive right now. Yesterday, the car started up cold with a dead miss on one cylinder. As I drove to the shop, the miss occasionally went away, but it stayed with me to some degree most of the 15 mile drive.

      I got it to the shop and started testing stuff. Pulled each plug as the engine ran to check for a dead cylinder. Each time I pulled a plug, the engine reacted exactly the same--it came up missing that cylinder as though it were an active participant in making power.

      I started to pull injectors to test flow. #1 broke. #2 came out and left the stainless air shroud cap in the injector insert. Numbers three, four and five also broke.

      So, I had to remove the intake manifold. Joy.

      Removed intake, cleaned out petrified o-rings, replaced the one insert I broke trying to extract a broken injector with the IM on. Put it all back together with good used injectors. Miss was exactly the same. Pulled injectors again to inspect patterns. Perfect. Reinstalled injectors, installed new spark plugs. Same miss.

      Compression, which I tested three times yesterday, shows 150 PSI on all five.

      Today, I will give it cap, rotor and wires. If that doesn't work, I will pound it into a lump with a sledge hammer, set fire to it and dance around it "like a wild injun."

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