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    Thread: What did you do to your Scirocco today?

    1. Member jaysonhadwick's Avatar
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      03-08-2009 06:55 PM #1
      I know I'm copying the mk2 forum but it's a good thread damnit!

      Post what you did to your scirocco today!

      I used it to hawl some tires to the gas station for air.


      Modified by jaysonhadwick at 4:05 PM 3-8-2009

      A sloth gets robbed by three turtles. The sloth calls the cops and they ask him "so can you tell us about the robbery?" and the sloth say's "I'm not sure.............It all happened so fast......."

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      03-08-2009 07:02 PM #2
      Quote, originally posted by jaysonhadwick »
      I raced....blah blah blah....


      Street racing is frowned upon here and will get a thread locked. Sorry.

      I bead blasted two hub carriers and one caliper and generally continued the total re-do of my front end. New control arms, bushings, ball joints, caliper rebuild kits, wheel bearings, lowering spring caps, H&R Sports and Bilstein struts sit waiting nearby.

      Next comes painting and assembling the calipers, hub carriers, brackets, etc., pressing new bearings into the hub carriers and putting everything together.

      I'm hoping for some good painting weather (dry, 70's) so I can get this done.

      ...and a good rain to get this residual salt off of the roads.


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      03-08-2009 07:06 PM #3
      I noticed something yellow was leaking from a pipe in the ceiling of my garage, and dripping onto the roof of the rocco.

      also tore out the rear spoiler, tested what a mk1 small front lip would look like on it, and ordered new suspension.

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      03-08-2009 07:06 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by sciroccojim »
      ...and a good rain to get this residual salt off of the roads.

      That would be nice.

      I painted a bumper.

      Deal with it.
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      03-08-2009 07:06 PM #5
      sorry buddy, didn't know...


      good times

      A sloth gets robbed by three turtles. The sloth calls the cops and they ask him "so can you tell us about the robbery?" and the sloth say's "I'm not sure.............It all happened so fast......."

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      03-08-2009 08:32 PM #6
      Went to change the transfer pump. Was unable to do this, because the one I have on the shelf is not the right one for the job.

      So what I actually did was order new parts for her (what else?).


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      03-08-2009 08:42 PM #7
      i watched her sit on the side of the road. only drove it home from my families house today.
      Insert witty comment here.

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      03-08-2009 08:59 PM #8
      Looked at her longingly.
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      03-08-2009 09:03 PM #9
      painted tailights
      started cleaning up some engine bay wiring
      started to prep my hatch for shaving

    10. 03-08-2009 09:17 PM #10
      put on some bilsteins, gave her a bath, and took some pictures

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      03-08-2009 09:26 PM #11
      My gal was rewarded with some eibach sportlines this morning.. Now she needs an alignment BIG TIME. the road.. . like.. every time I turn.. it squeels because of the lack of rubber on the road..

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      03-08-2009 09:55 PM #12
      Painted the engine bay and prepped areas that are about to be touched with my new mig. Pretty light rocco day overall.

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      03-08-2009 11:20 PM #13
      Drove by and waved I can't wait to get him out and about this summer!
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      03-08-2009 11:41 PM #14
      Cleaned and creamed the $50 set of leather front seats I bought this morning.

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      03-08-2009 11:49 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by davidpg »
      Cleaned and creamed...

      TMI!!!!


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      03-09-2009 12:03 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by sciroccojim »

      TMI!!!!

      Pictures coming soon...some with p*ssy (and I'm actually serious!)...

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      03-09-2009 12:08 AM #17
      Started refinishing up a set of rims for some new tires. Got one painted today, on the left.
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      Replaced the dry rotting vacuum hoses, and oil change. All the stuff the previous owner never apparently did
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      03-09-2009 12:34 AM #19
      Drove it and found a 22k mi 82' jetta diesel 1 block from my house in mint condition. Time to find an owner... heh.

      Also ordered $250 worth of bushings, bearings, timing belt, tensioners, and other random parts. F'kin expensive hobby. coilovers next week.


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      03-09-2009 01:54 AM #21
      I closed the hood on the silver one. That's all I managed to do today...
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    22. 03-09-2009 02:47 AM #22



      Modified by EUROROC at 10:09 PM 4-11-2010

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      03-09-2009 03:47 AM #23
      I replaced my windshield wiper motor for a MK3 version. It was a lot easier then I expected and it works great

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3465098

      I followed these instructions, but I didnt need to solder or change the backing plate. I simply screwed the mk3 motor on the scirocco assembly and it was done.


      Modified by polskipolak at 3:50 AM 3-9-2009


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      03-09-2009 09:12 AM #24
      I ran power and ground wires for Megasquirt directly to the rear mounted battery, added a dedicated ground wire to the alternator and changed out the voltage regulator and suppressor.
      That apparently cleaned up the spikey voltage output enough that MS no longer cuts out or resets.
      So I can drive the car for the first time in a couple months.

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      03-09-2009 09:47 AM #25
      swapped in a new axle and drove the car down the street to realize it still has it's mystery vibration that ive been fighting for the past 2 weeks

      also followed up on the "Grandma garage find" 76 Scirocco... crossing fingers it comes home this week


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      03-15-2009 09:49 PM #26
      flashed my headlights at a panel bus, he waved. then went to the gas station and got into a conversation with an ex scirocco owner about the new scirocco's, got so exited about the conv that i ended up putting regular in her instead of premium, (damnit).
      A sloth gets robbed by three turtles. The sloth calls the cops and they ask him "so can you tell us about the robbery?" and the sloth say's "I'm not sure.............It all happened so fast......."

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      03-15-2009 09:55 PM #27
      I drove Glenn today!! Wahoo!! Third time since I've owned him I love my Scirocco.
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      03-15-2009 10:00 PM #28
      Put in coilovers. Replaced CV boot. Broke axle. Punctured brake line. Found oil leaks. Etc. etc.

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      03-15-2009 10:04 PM #29
      Put on parts you ordered last week.
      Discover more broken crap.
      Order more parts for next weekend.
      Do this twice since you have two Sciroccos.

      Rinse and repeat.

      Yeah, it's getting frustrating.


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      03-15-2009 10:39 PM #30
      I stealthed some stuff.. Drilled some holes and ran my hood pop cable through the fender and rerouted the fuel tank breather line.

      I removed the battery tray too, since I am moving the battery to the hatch. those spot weld drills are awesome!

      I installed new E Brake cables, stainless brake lines and mk4 rear calipers.

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      03-15-2009 11:13 PM #31
      Hooked up the float charger since it's going to sit in the garage for at least another two weeks before it gets driven. And this is California, so it's not a question of too much snow or salt on the roads.. just no time. Looking forward to April and a "Cars and Coffee" excuse to take it out on the road.

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      03-16-2009 12:32 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by EUROROC »
      Took the 16V out on a little drive in the hills with a few friends... we drove a lot of roads, I think all of them. We had Five Scirocco's in the group but we brought a couple of Audi's along for flavour

      Crappy pic before we left

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      03-16-2009 02:46 AM #33
      Today, nothing but yesterday I disconnected the fuel pump to get to the pump to accumulator hose, took that hose out and will try to find a place that can make me a new one. Also started modifying my downpipe to allow for alittle more flex...
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      put a gas pedal grommet back in the hole where it belonged, figured out that I ordered the wrong fuel injector insulators, decided not to install my new heatercore

    35. 03-16-2009 04:53 AM #35
      Quote, originally posted by tmechanic »
      Looked at her longingly.

      I hear ya!

      My mother came up from Portland and my nephiew came down so Trina and I did the host/hostess thing this weekend, not that I mind , but nothing I had planned for the rocco got done, not even a wax or vacum and I'm pretty intense on that stuff.

      Today I'll be working on some of the bathroom remodel.

      Worked last weekend and probably next too and after that Trina's dad is coming in from Chicago for a couple weeks. He's a Harley guy and likes to wrench so hoping we can have some "quality" time together with the Scirocco. Yesss!!!


      Modified by buzzgun at 1:57 AM 3-16-2009


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