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    1. Member Rocco_crossing's Avatar
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      04-17-2009 10:45 PM #141
      I took my truck and car toter to work and on the way home picked up my rocco!! YUP, my rocco is now at home so I can get it back on the road again!!!!!!

      MEEE EEEXXXXXCCCCCCIIIIIIITTTTED!!!! Now, only if the rain will hold off!

      Quote Originally Posted by Ice Karl
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      04-17-2009 10:56 PM #142
      Dropped off an air charge pipe for some loving with a welder. (I don't weld )

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      04-17-2009 11:30 PM #143
      Quote, originally posted by punchbug »
      Dropped off an air charge pipe for some loving with a welder. (I don't weld )

      Why Not cathy?? Its actually pretty easy. I actually welded some tonight after we unloaded to roc off my toter. The fender had come loose on the last excursion and we had a few places that had stress fractures. But thats what happens when you have a toter thats likely older that the classic tow vehicle. (my 78 F150)

      Quote Originally Posted by Ice Karl
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      04-18-2009 02:27 AM #144
      I changed the drivers front wheel bearing, it's almost too quiet now.
      Having friends with big shop and all the tools you could need ROCKS.

      The Piranha metal worker made things so easy.

      "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."

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      04-18-2009 06:20 AM #145
      Well Yesterday... Daun and I finished stripping the wrecked scirocco. I will neither confirm nor deny that a tractor, a sawsall, sledgehammer and a camera were used in that task. Nor will I confirm any vicious rumours that the engine went sledding, my new car needed a jump or finally the car spent most of the day on it's side

      I now am forced to bring forth the Chewbacca defense.

      And Daun can confrim I DO in fact have a lot of junk in my trunk.


      Modified by StaHiMooney at 3:23 AM 4-18-2009

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      04-18-2009 07:13 AM #146
      New tires and different wheels.

      Old tires. BF Goodrich Comp T/A ZR.

      Really old tires...
      http://www.aa1car.com/library/tire_expire.htm
      25th week of 1993

      26th week of 1991

      Comparaison between an old tire and a new tire.

      The new tires. BF Goodrich G-Sport Sport. Which were manufactured late 2008.


      Why did I not have this 12 dollars tool before.
      Makes changing tires a breeze.




      Modified by Mtl-Marc at 7:31 AM 4-18-2009

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      04-18-2009 07:35 AM #147
      Yeah, I heard about that all the way up here. And welding? I just have yet to take the time to learn.

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      04-18-2009 07:57 AM #148
      I plan to drive my Rocco today


      A nice day with a nice country drive out to work on a boat. Gotta get the boat done soon as Pike season is almost here and more importantly the start of musky season soon follows.

      No rocco content but if you look close there is a VW in the background:


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      04-18-2009 09:49 PM #149
      WAHHOOOOO!!!! Got the little red beast running again today!! Tomorrow I'm going to start changing the stub axels for a rear brake swap.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice Karl
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      04-18-2009 11:25 PM #150

      checked the brake leak, finally tracked it down, my left caliper is leaking around the e-brake seal. tore up my console to try and fix my LC1 wide band, no luck, I'm still getting a Heater Circuit shorted error.
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      04-19-2009 02:16 PM #151
      I mounted an Empeg Unit this morning in a spare console.

      Empegs are almost better than sex.

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      04-19-2009 08:08 PM #152
      bfg g force is the only maker of 215 50 15 for my b3 passat, oe size
      i like them

      i washed my scir today for the gtg

      on the way there, people were staring so much i wondered if it was on fire or something

      scir ftw


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      04-19-2009 08:13 PM #153
      The last gtg I went to was Bugorama here in phoenix I had the only scirocco there.I have not seen anouther one on the road since I got mine 7 months ago.

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      04-19-2009 09:56 PM #154
      Today I started on project #2 of 3 in prep for CIncy. I tore the crusty old drum brakes off my rear beam. I will be installing rear discs this week as weather allows and I get parts gathered. I already have the stub axels and brakes. I still need hoses and cables.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice Karl
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      04-20-2009 07:01 PM #155
      my clutch cable started squeeking yesturday

      today i pulled it off on the trans side

      the clutch cable adjusting locknut was still finger tight

      sharpie to mark the adjustment

      unsewed it from between coolant hoses

      hung it from the hood

      poured a bit of 30w/wd 40 into the top

      let run down to other end for 10 minutes

      nice and smooth now


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      04-20-2009 10:27 PM #156
      Drove it to work 76 miles round trip as I have for the past year and a half.

      I would be a liar if I said it was problem free though. Had a bolt back out of the AC compressor mount about 3 months ago, vibration sheered two other bolts, and the fourth one fell out. Luckily nothing was stripped out in the process. EZ-Outs for the sheered bolts, new bolts and plenty of Loctitie and she's good as new.

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    17. 04-21-2009 12:04 AM #157
      Car's been doing the time bomb tick of death when under load lately, so I started pulling the turbo tonight looking for exhaust leaks that I'm sure I won't find

    18. 04-21-2009 03:15 AM #158
      Quote, originally posted by Shawn B »
      I plan to drive my Rocco today


      A nice day with a nice country drive out to work on a boat. Gotta get the boat done soon as Pike season is almost here and more importantly the start of musky season soon follows.

      No rocco content but if you look close there is a VW in the background:

      You lucky Bast ard. Trade you some Halibut fillets for your Pike.

      Back to content... I spy a... caddy? did I win? Did I? huh huh?

      Mom's up from Portland for a bit before her next cross country "adventure". (Sis and I can never figure out where she is or supposed to be most of the time).

      Petrina and my mother have been hanging out back the past two days planning the wedding and I needed a break so after Trina left to go do some stuff I pulled the Scirocco in the drive and asked mom if she wanted to go for a spin.

      Three hours later we returned... All smiles Such a beautiful day out.





      Modified by buzzgun at 12:25 AM 4-21-2009


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      04-21-2009 07:05 PM #159
      I did the rear brakes on mine (yay stopping!), and discovered that these don't have the rear calipers requiring the compression turning tool, just turning. I like working on my rocco's even more!

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      04-21-2009 10:00 PM #160
      Ordered some GTX emblems.

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      04-21-2009 10:33 PM #161
      Thought about it. Longingly. Wishing I had enough moo-lah to pay for repairs and shiz-nit so I can drive it to Cincy.
      I'm sure I had a funny signature, I just can't remember what it was!

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      04-21-2009 10:46 PM #162
      Made it start for the first time since I got it.

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      04-21-2009 10:56 PM #163
      bodywork...........
      here we go............
      feels good too............

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      04-21-2009 11:38 PM #164
      i put this in today

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      04-21-2009 11:45 PM #165
      Just got the scirocco in my name!

      New plate O_O


    26. 04-22-2009 07:21 PM #166
      I removed my leaky gas tank and I'm replacing rear flex brake hoses, gas tank and rear washer fluid pump. Should have it running and insured next week.
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      04-22-2009 07:54 PM #167
      I changed the brake booster in the black one, then drove it home.

      Once I arrived there, I drove the silver one back here to my Dad's house.

      Deal with it.
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      04-22-2009 11:16 PM #168
      I duty cycled my air fuel mixture.I just got a bad ass digital volt ohm metter.

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      04-23-2009 12:09 AM #169
      I hung the rear disc stub axles on the beam tonight. Soaked the calipers in some PB blaster and temp installed the rotors and caliper brakets.

      I also got the tracking number for my hoses!! And cleared the memory card on my camera so I can stop taking fone pics and get you guys some decent pics!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by Ice Karl
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      04-23-2009 01:11 AM #170
      So I bought an 88' Scirocco 16V last week for 1400. http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/1121237427.html


      Yesterday I started out fixing out a dent in the door. I got it looking pretty straight, now it needs some filler and sanding it smooth. Here is the progress.


      Then I took apart the spindles yesterday and swapped out the wheel bearings. It took me a couple hours because most of the time was spent washing away all the dirt and grime collected over the last 20 years.


      Then with everything apart, I decided to polish the rust away on the rotors and all of the bolts.

      And this is where I stand tonight how the wheel wells look like. Everything will be taken apart and cleaned. I'll post the after results later.



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      04-23-2009 01:24 AM #171
      Nice grab!

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      04-23-2009 02:51 AM #172
      Started investigating how I'm going to install my Innovate LC-1 into the car and routing of wires etc....
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      04-23-2009 08:01 PM #173
      Quote, originally posted by JJ2K1 »
      So I bought an 88' Scirocco 16V last week for 1400. http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/1121237427.html


      Yesterday I started out fixing out a dent in the door. I got it looking pretty straight, now it needs some filler and sanding it smooth. Here is the progress.


      Then I took apart the spindles yesterday and swapped out the wheel bearings. It took me a couple hours because most of the time was spent washing away all the dirt and grime collected over the last 20 years.


      Then with everything apart, I decided to polish the rust away on the rotors and all of the bolts.

      And this is where I stand tonight how the wheel wells look like. Everything will be taken apart and cleaned. I'll post the after results later.


      I thought the spindles were pressed in?nice i learned some thing today.

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      04-24-2009 07:14 PM #174
      Lost my only key, the day I sell my daily...

    35. 04-30-2009 12:59 AM #175
      More repairs from the to do list that has been completed.
      new cap, rotor, wires, plugs (all bosch), air filter, valve cover gasket, paint valve cover and timing belt cover, new brake lines from the master cylinder to wheel cylinders on both sides rear, new flex hoses on rear axle, wheel cylinders, shoes, drums, clean and repack bearings and races, new gas tank, coolant hose from rad to reservoir. Left on the to do are new struts and springs, install deck, fix remote mirrors.

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