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    Thread: What did you do to your Scirocco today?

    1. Member woody16v's Avatar
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      06-21-2012 12:16 AM #3046
      Quote Originally Posted by davidpg View Post
      Blew up my transmission!

      you dont need that....


      (i know the feeling)
      ...but then again, i do drive a festiva

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      I get a chilly willy when I forget to do my fly up......

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      06-21-2012 03:25 PM #3047
      Quote Originally Posted by woody16v View Post
      you dont need that....


      (i know the feeling)
      Putting in the new (old) transmission as we speak. DFQ from a MK3, all seals and bushings and oil replaced. New clutch disc as well. Will report back how it drives
      "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam"

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      06-21-2012 04:40 PM #3048
      Changed the starter... somethings just not right. Now I need to pull it off & get a properly funtioning one.

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      06-21-2012 08:34 PM #3049
      Drove it! Finally! after nearly a month of sitting on jack stands in the driveway. New gas tank, new header, new muffler, new t-belt, mounts, and a fuel pump and filter. It sure drove real smooth and quiet compared to last time, when it had no muffler.

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      06-21-2012 10:00 PM #3050
      Installed long missing 16v badge on the grill

    6. 06-21-2012 10:39 PM #3051
      Rotated the tires and got the rear wheels all cleaned up. I have yet to do the front. Found some old samples of some tire gel that I thought I would use to refresh the faded black. Turned out well!


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      06-21-2012 11:51 PM #3052
      Got my Techtonics high flow cat and 2" catback system today, and also picked up a new Bosch oxygen sensor. Put my car on the rack tonight (I'll work on it tomorrow) and found out with 100% certainty it IS the catalytic converter making all that racket.

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      I can't wait once all is installed, my car will finally have a new sound!
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      06-22-2012 08:09 PM #3053
      Replaced a squealing alt. belt with a fresh Contitech 10x888. Came the the conclusion that even though the belt has the proper tension the polished billet pulleys definitely accelerate the demise(glazing) of the belt. Oh well, an $8.00 belt annually is no big thing.

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      06-23-2012 08:20 PM #3054
      Today I took it to the local Target to stock up on some household cleaning supplies...

      ...and then cleaned the house. Boring work but the drive was fun!
      -Bryan

    10. 06-24-2012 04:26 AM #3055
      Yesterday I did this for my cylinder gasket-broken daily...

      Not processed too much....just the same size as the (bigger) gaskets now....


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23

      Today I have to do the air intake with the same procedure, then I will mount the new head on it...

      And for my friend´s scirocco last week I did this...


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23

      Cooler before...


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23

      ...and in now...


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23

      And for the oil-cooler...


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23

      ...I found a nice place too...


      By daywalker823 at 2012-06-23

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      06-27-2012 06:09 AM #3056
      fixed the backup lights on my 88, first time that they have worked since the transmission was changed from a 2Y (stock ratios) to an AGB (with a 0.80 5th from a mk3 & 80% eurosport diff) in May of 2011

      meter was at 363532 kms at the time of the above repair
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      06-30-2012 01:47 PM #3057
      Out with the old...



      In with the new(er)...



      Thanks to Thrasher for supplying me with the un-broken lamp!
      -Bryan

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      06-30-2012 06:11 PM #3058
      Quote Originally Posted by ANSAracingb View Post
      Thanks to Thrasher for supplying me with the un-broken lamp!
      See? Chad can be a good guy.

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    14. 06-30-2012 11:28 PM #3059

      Scirrocco cabriolet?

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      07-02-2012 05:55 PM #3060
      bought a reman Bosch SR85x starter... now it's time to crank over the motor and see what kind of compression there is before I pull the motor.

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      07-02-2012 08:50 PM #3061
      Drove it like I stole it

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      07-03-2012 01:49 AM #3062
      This very minute off to do some engine painting, it finally cooled down to the recommended 85 degree max - the air temperature, not the engine.a

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      07-03-2012 08:02 AM #3063
      Sniffed around for a gas leak and found nothing, but I can smell it.



      Odd Callaway bits!

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      07-05-2012 01:33 PM #3064
      last night July 4,

      ...321 changed the headlight bulbs on the 88 16v from 60/55w H4 clear (LIFE made in Japan)

      to 60/55w H4 light blue (OSRAM made in Germany) which are brighter and you can see further down the road with them
      Pura Vida

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      In this season, summer always seems a long way off.

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      07-05-2012 04:59 PM #3065
      Yesterday, I *finally* put her into "storage mode" - car ass-first into the garage, cover on, tires aired up to ~50psi, and a container of Damp Rid in the cabin.

      It only took me ~7 weeks (after the trans failure of Memorial Day) to get around to that....
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      07-08-2012 04:37 PM #3066
      Yesterday while surfing the web at work I found out that Pick and Pull just received a 1982 Scirocco a few days ago. So, I drove the 35 miles there this morning to check it out. It is an interesting car; power windows, A/C, no p/s, and instead of a sunroof it had a moonroof with removable glass panel.

      Someone had already hit it pretty hard, but there were a few odds and ends I picked up. They removed the driver's side turn signal lamp but left it in the engine bay, so I grabbed that. Also got the clips I needed to install my sill plate and the rear bumper trim panel.

      But the real find was the manual steering rack u-joint. Gold! I can't wait to eventually ditch all the power steering crap from my car.
      -Bryan

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      07-08-2012 05:01 PM #3067
      Rewired the wideband so it doesn't take a voltage hit when the fan kicks on. Installed a fan relay under the hood to keep the temps down at the fuse block.

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      07-11-2012 05:47 PM #3068
      Washed it, drove it....
      Daughter brought her camera out and played around a bit.







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      07-12-2012 11:46 PM #3069
      put more effort into finding a garage for her... and a bit of a house for me.


      why cant mortgage people be like the student loan people? sallie mae was ready to loan me the entire mid-atlantic u.s. these guys... nothin
      ...but then again, i do drive a festiva

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      I get a chilly willy when I forget to do my fly up......

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      07-13-2012 10:09 PM #3070
      began rust abatement and metal reforming.


      What stinks is that the seats are near flawless, sadly the adjustment bases are fused to themselves by rust, one of the feet are nearly rusted away.
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      07-14-2012 01:41 PM #3071
      pushed her outta the garage and gave her a bath
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      07-15-2012 11:22 PM #3072
      Today I drove my car to the junkyard and picked up a complete sunroof assembly from a MkII GTI, among some other miscellaneous VW items.

      Drove home and installed the sunroof assembly, works great! My original one was literally falling apart and I couldn't use it anymore.
      -Bryan

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      07-16-2012 01:15 AM #3073
      Hey guys, quick intro. Brought the car home to keep my mkvi company last night. I am the new owner of the '80 S that Mellberg had posted pictures of a while back. I can't say enough for how awesome the community of Scirocco owners is already, the amount of time and big and small bits that have been donated to my car since it was basically brought out of the forest is awesome. I really can't thank these guys enough, and I'm really excited to have such an awesome car with an even more awesome group of guys to help out.


      Also started cleaning up the Le Castellets that have basically been donated to my project till I can buy some wheels.
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      07-18-2012 11:43 AM #3074
      Funny story...
      So I wanted to go sailing really bad after the 4th but the only way I could tow my boat was with my scirocco, and the registration expired in March. Due to a failed safety inspection, It had been sitting for the previous 4 months while I found minutes here an there to give it some attention. It still had some minor electrical issues that would prevent it from passing but I drove it anyway. Sailing was great and I did pretty well in a couple small, informal races. Then we decided to come home Saturday night, and as we were rolling through Logan, UT, I realized that the yearly Cruise In had just finished their final cruise on main street and the place was flooded with cops. Nevermind all the guys ripe for exhibition of speed and other racing related tickets, the deputy somehow picked out my little scirocco and saw my expired tags through the catamaran perched on it's trailer. I guess all the motivation it took was getting my car impounded for me to get that last push to register it again. It's all legal now, but this afternoon I'll see the judge about the citation for expired registration and my boat hanging too far off the trailer.
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      07-18-2012 02:00 PM #3075
      Re-installed the CIS airbox on the '78. Removed the control vane assembly and fuel distributor, then fabbed up a plate to cover the hole on the upper portion of the box. Got rid of the chrome monstrosity that was the cone filter/intake tube and the obnoxious noise from the intake track when heavy on the throttle. It almost sounds docile now and the drive to work showed intake temps 15deg cooler than average.

      Now I'm on the hunt for another airbox to do the same to the '86.

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      07-18-2012 09:53 PM #3076
      Ripped the bumpers off the ol' 81. I'm shortening the front, but I'm contemplating leaving the rear completely off as I kind of like it with no rear bumper.





      All the removed pieces, including a home made flat-tow bar. It weighs probably a good 20 lbs by itself....



      Scrape, scrape, boom, hissssssss.........

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      07-19-2012 12:50 AM #3077
      *Today after I got home from work I replaced my headlamp switch, hazard switch, rear bumper trim pieces, re-installed passenger door panel, and then gave it a much-needed bath.
      -Bryan

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      07-19-2012 03:43 AM #3078
      ^ ah damn. definitely been there.

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      07-19-2012 08:51 AM #3079
      old rad was just starting to split.. I caught it before it became a major issue.



      new rad didn't have the proper peg feet so I made some aluminum adapters on the lathe:



      the passenger side foot didn't line up, so it needed some offset:



      passenger side end tank didn't have a slot for the bracket, so another adapter:


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      07-19-2012 10:44 AM #3080
      Finally have a Parcel Shelf thanks! PunchTheFish

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