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    Thread: What did you do to your Scirocco today?

    1. Member jaysonhadwick's Avatar
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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.
      I'm sure I had a funny signature, I just can't remember what it was!

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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! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      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...
      Scirocco inventory currently at 1% and holding.

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      the problem is not with me, you see. The problem is the car. It's a Mk2. It's already gotten way more attention than it deserved

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      03-16-2009 02:58 AM #34
      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

    10. 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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      03-16-2009 07:27 AM #36
      Yesterday I stripped the door cards out of my 79 and replaced the rears with the new leather clad ones/ did some general restorative work in the back interior. Front cards needed some holes put in them, so I did that too and did a test fit. Plastic trim will need colour matching, it's a dog's breakfast ranging from beige to black currently. Needs to all be chocolate.
      Edit for ownage, this is not my car, but similar:



      Modified by punchbug at 4:44 AM 3-16-2009

    12. 03-16-2009 07:47 AM #37
      I just installed my new leather interior, seats, door cards. the guy guy did a awesome job and they are hard to tell the difference between the original and new. I also removed all the window trim and polished all of it out, I still have the drivers door to finish.

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      03-16-2009 12:02 PM #38
      Today I walked past my Scirocco without even glancing in its direction. Tommorrow I plan to do the same.

    14. 03-16-2009 01:21 PM #39
      Installed a new York A/C compressor, battled the f'n stoopid bracket system, charged the system with R12, had an o-ring leak in the high pressure line, fixed that, and now, I have A/C! Um, at least for today...
      Also replaced the rear-view mirror, cleaned up the door latches.
      Yeah, was a good day for the 'Rocco!

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      03-16-2009 02:05 PM #40
      well, today I just drove it. But it was the first time in over a week. Looks like 23 years and roughly 200,000 is starting to take it's toll on my car's wiring. I installed a new ground for the ECU and she fired right up again! hurray!
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      03-17-2009 01:34 PM #41
      though about moving it out of the way so i could drive the green car - nah

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      03-19-2009 09:57 PM #42
      Started working on her again for the first time in a year (longest 2L swap in history).
      Removed all the bits from the tired old 1.8 that I'm going to need and got them cleaned & painted. Bolted the new water pump to the 2L, sanded down the surfaces of the pressure plate & flywheel to get the glaze off. Finished cleaning up the tranny and started the search for half the bolts I'm going to be needing. Amazing how much stuff grows legs over 3 years
      Tomorrow I hope to get the enging off the stand, clutch assym on and the transmission bolted together. Also need to replace the tranny side mount then if all has gone well, see if I can get the whole mess in the engine bay.
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      03-19-2009 10:54 PM #43
      Nothing yet but I ordered $60 worth of new cooling hoses from Autohauz, because after last weeks warm up I know know where my anifreeze leak was going from. Its great when I poped the hood it looked like my 3 year old was taking a leak from the pen hole that on the hose running from the waterpump to the oil cooler.
      The car overheated on the way back home so hopefully I did not damage anything else like the headgasket. Fingers crossed
      “All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.”" Edmund Burke -Irish orator, philosopher, & politician

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      03-19-2009 11:15 PM #44
      I drove it for the first time in 8 months.
      Quote Originally Posted by Amsterdam087 View Post
      its not your car...

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      03-19-2009 11:20 PM #45
      Quote, originally posted by mr lee »
      I drove it for the first time in 8 months.

      woot
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      03-20-2009 11:36 PM #46
      i washed her, took her out on the freeway and got a little frisky with the lane changing.
      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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      03-24-2009 10:17 AM #47
      drove in the snow with summer tires, installed coilovers, switched the distributor cover, air filter (looked like it had been there since 1985 - wtf previous owner), oil filter, spark plugs and wires. productive day
      tomorrow I'll throw some wheels on it and snap some pictures.
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    23. 03-24-2009 01:59 PM #48
      i installed some 5.25" component speakers in the doors behind the stock grills, looks slick i must say. now for the new deck, amps, and power wire, sure would be nice if the rain would let up

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      03-24-2009 02:16 PM #49
      i washed and waxed her today.
      nothing better than freshley waxed black paint.
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      It's a VW Forum

      Of course they love rusting things, especially hoods for no reason!

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      03-24-2009 02:27 PM #50
      I diagnosed my 16v's cold start issue and replaced the thermo-time switch and the coldstart injector. +1 CIS-E XP ! Car now starts on the first crank!
      next up: mystery of the batt/oxs lights not blinking on ignition starts? (steady light=?) Crack out the Fluke meter.

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