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    1. Member DubbinChris's Avatar
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      02-07-2009 04:15 PM #101
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      in the for sale section.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4226874

      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

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      02-07-2009 08:04 PM #102
      I drove about 500miles on mine before the leak showed its self. so grab a few gallons of ATF and drive it back to Ohio
      wonder if it was the redline I put in...
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      02-08-2009 12:47 PM #103
      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.
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      02-09-2009 09:20 PM #104
      took pictures of it... details of all the bad spots, hopefully it means it'll find a good home.
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      02-09-2009 10:42 PM #105
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      took pictures of it... details of all the bad spots, hopefully it means it'll find a good home.

      If this gets worked out...it WILL have a good loving home.

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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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      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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