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    Thread: What did you do to your Scirocco today?

    1. Member lil_kano's Avatar
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      05-01-2011 09:00 PM #2101
      FINALLY got her up and running and drove her!!

      Damn you CIS!
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      05-02-2011 01:32 AM #2102
      Quote Originally Posted by cuppie View Post
      One (of many) things that I like about that radio (and, a few of its bretheren):
      It's classy. Simple. Elegant. No flashy lights, no crazy multicolored display, no animated screensavers, no 'round styling in a rectangular hole', and (Very Important) doesn't look like it was designed by (and for) the Fast and the Furious set (unlike damned-near every other HU out there.)
      QFT!!
      How much was this bad boy?!
      I just replaced mine, but this is totally what I was going for, very stock looking, but still kick ass..
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      05-02-2011 07:07 PM #2103
      I thought about my Scirocco today.

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      05-02-2011 08:35 PM #2104
      tried to trouble shoot a fuel issue.

      so i had a bad fuel pump, had to replace that. i did, and the surrounding hoses. i get it all hooked back up and go to start the car, assuming it will start fine, and the fuel pump's not making any noise. had someone else turn the key while i listened for it to engage and push, and it's not.

      the wiring appears to be correct, i can't figure out any way around it.

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      05-02-2011 08:38 PM #2105
      Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Matthew View Post
      tried to trouble shoot a fuel issue.

      so i had a bad fuel pump, had to replace that. i did, and the surrounding hoses. i get it all hooked back up and go to start the car, assuming it will start fine, and the fuel pump's not making any noise. had someone else turn the key while i listened for it to engage and push, and it's not.

      the wiring appears to be correct, i can't figure out any way around it.
      check the relay? make a jumper and see if you can force power to the pump. if it works then you know what the issue is.

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      05-02-2011 08:42 PM #2106
      x2.

      Today, I looked for parts for my scirocco and sourced 2 elusive front sway bar inner braces. The road back to the...uh...road is moving along nicely!
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      05-02-2011 09:38 PM #2107
      Slapped in these Coraddo leathers I picked up for $75.



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      05-02-2011 09:58 PM #2108
      Quote Originally Posted by Wildkard9 View Post
      check the relay? make a jumper and see if you can force power to the pump. if it works then you know what the issue is.
      the relay is brand new and clicks.

      i think i may have an idea about how the wiring got messed up, gonna take a look at it tomorrow or the day after.

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      05-02-2011 10:32 PM #2109
      Quote Originally Posted by mjhszig View Post
      QFT!!
      How much was this bad boy?!
      I just replaced mine, but this is totally what I was going for, very stock looking, but still kick ass..
      Crutchfield lists it for $320. (keep in mind that their price does include installation accessories, and their support.)
      I picked mine up from an eBay seller for $268 (yes, I took that risk. But, the seller has favorable feedback.)

      I love it. It blends well with the car (it's plain! and black! the display and key illumination can be green!), it's very easy to operate despite the lack of buttons (it's very menu-driven), and it sounds fantastic, even at factory settings.
      Going to take me a while to really get it dialed in, though - but, out-of-the-box, it's really, really nice.
      - Cup
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      05-03-2011 04:43 PM #2110
      Quote Originally Posted by lil_kano View Post
      FINALLY got her up and running and drove her!!

      Damn you CIS!
      i had to steal the WHOLE CIS Sytem off the 83,for gretta.

      includeing the fuel cell.
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      05-03-2011 09:39 PM #2111
      Full-on detail. Like 8 hours or so.
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      05-03-2011 10:40 PM #2112
      Snatched these from the rear of an 88 rocco so I can ditch the drum setup on my 84.



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      05-05-2011 02:49 PM #2113
      Quote Originally Posted by scrilla View Post
      Snatched these from the rear of an 88 rocco so I can ditch the drum setup on my 84.
      haha, love the sig


      haha, i love your sig
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      05-05-2011 10:02 PM #2114
      Had a nasty fender rub on the front passenger well when going around corners. Fixed that today. Also got my speedometer working and bypassed that silly O2 sensor box. Thankfully I kept my spare speedometer cable from my old parts car when I moved.

      Also sourced some MK4 rear disc callipers! That reminds me, I've never had the brakes bled the entire time I've owned this car.
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      05-05-2011 10:16 PM #2115
      On the hoist at 5:30pm, and (mostly) torn down for, basically, a major maintenance job:
      Timing belt, front oil seals, valve cover gasket, engine mounts, oil-cooler seal (and a few coolant hoses, a thermostat, and a coolant tank), and injector o-rings. Finally!

      Hit a snag at just after 8pm:
      Grab one of the shop's three engine support bars. Go looking for another - I need a second hook! Find another on a car. Find the third; it's missing its hook. and
      If not for that, the engine mounts would have been out tonight.


      And, when I was dismantling Wilda's engine, I found out what that wierd chirping noise was (or, maybe it was the supercharger-esque whine at speed):
      The inner timing cover was hitting the intermediate-shaft gear.
      Question to all (it's been a long time since I've done a timing belt on a VW):
      What's supposed to secure the bottom end of the inner cover to the engine?
      - Cup
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      things currently broken (QSW): 5!!

    16. 05-06-2011 07:53 AM #2116
      Put my baby up for sell. Sorry. Peter pan had to grow up.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...88-16V-stroker

      But my very last rights performed will be a belt change. Figure Id freshen up for the next person that will be blessed with her.

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      05-06-2011 10:42 AM #2117
      Getting my rocco ready for the summer season tomorrow!

      wheels/suspension & bleed the brakes and it should be on the road!


      (i don't post here much, as you can see)

    18. 05-06-2011 05:38 PM #2118
      Removed the cams and tried to clean up my 16v head I had laying around. I ended up taking it to the machine shop. they cleaned it than pressure tested it. two exhaust and one intake valve leaking he recomend we take the valves out to surface the head clean the valves and install new vlave guide seals. so my free head is now a $100+ head I hope my free ABA block is better shape. The plan is an N/A ABA 1.8 16v hydbrid running megasquirt. Still need to clean the block find and install the proper pistons intermediat shaft pulley and crank pulley, head gasket and timing belt. Shoot I could have found a complete 9A for this kind of money

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      05-07-2011 05:06 PM #2119
      - Engine mounts replaced.
      - Front oil seals replaced.
      - Valve cover cleaned and repainted (the paint started chipping off when I was blowing it dry.)
      - Injector o-rings replaced. I wanted to do the o-rings on the injector holders; but, those don't want to come out of the intake - very concerned that removal will wipe the threads out.
      - Timing belt installed. Go to put the lower timing cover back on; find that the lower timing cover won't clear the body. WTF? Off to Google (because there's no picture of this in my Bentley); find Timob's writeup from back in the day. I had pressed the mount in upside-down.
      Two hours to pull the mount, come up with a tool setup to safely press the mount out (I had removed the old one w/ Sawzall & air hammer), fix the f-up, reinstall the mount, re-settle the motor & torque the mounts, and put the belt back on.
      - Pulled oil cooler, got the hoses that I'm replacing out.

      Car still on hoist.
      - Cup
      '88 Scirocco 16v, 'tastefully' modified.
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      things currently broken (Scirocco): 5
      things currently broken (QSW): 5!!

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      05-07-2011 08:35 PM #2120
      I changed my rear motor mount today, replaced the (already broken) one from GAP that I put on 2 years ago with the Techtonics HD mount I bought 2 years ago, but hadn't shown up in time then.



      I also fixed my passenger door latch (it was worn out and the inside handle linkage came off) and installed the lock cylinder on the hatch.
      Deal with it.
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      05-07-2011 09:53 PM #2121
      got the car started for the first time since november, drove it to get some air in the tires and a quick wash to take off the 5 months worth of grime off the windows.
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      05-08-2011 01:48 AM #2123
      Found milky oil
      Time to do a compression test

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      05-08-2011 07:45 AM #2124
      I replaced th4e stock clutch with the Sachs Super.
      I took a few hourts, but then I've done this s few times in the past 2 weeks.
      The pressure plate seems very light on the foot which seems strnage if iit has increased pressure.

      Took it for a test drive and something went "CLICK" and the pedal dropped to the floor. On the way home, found that the clutch disengaged if the pedal was really low. No metal grinding (thinking of the clip on the TOB finger...)

      I re-adjusted the cable and I can engage & disengage the clutch.

      Every step of the assembly has run through my mind trying to work out what has happened.

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      05-08-2011 02:31 PM #2125
      Made up hangers to put a universal muffler on the black 16v, hoping to get the fuel line attached, plastic line sucks.
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