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    Thread: The Official Scirocco Chit Chat Thread!

    1. Member mcdecontrol's Avatar
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      07-15-2009 09:28 PM #1276
      here are some pictures from my week at the beach:
      we saw an audi quattro coupe:

      it looked like a couple young kids. they were 'racing' down coastal highway. probably didn't have a clue that they were driving a fairly rare old audi
      the fenwick island lighthouse:

      a lot of interesting info at the lighthouse including an old mason-dixon marker. (for those that don't know, delaware used to be part of pennsylvania.) i wish they let you climb up to the top and look out from the catwalk, unfortunately i was told that i couldn't because it is not an operational lighthouse?
      the cabby and brittany in front of the lighthouse:

      i really wanted to take the rocco or the diesel golf, but having a convertible at the beach was ideal.
      and now back to reality. have to put a new radiator and oil pan on the cabby. i really, really hate that car

    2. 07-15-2009 10:28 PM #1277
      why do you hate it so much?

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      07-16-2009 12:32 AM #1278
      Quote, originally posted by crocadilen »
      why do you hate it so much?

      long story short, its been nothing but headaches since i got it. the timing was way off, transmission, oil pump, suspension, radiator, oil pan, etc. as soon as its running pretty well, something else is in need of attention. i don't mind working on my car, but this one likes to be the center of attention
      i got rid of a fox wagon to get the cabby. ultimately, i regret it. the wagon was beat to hell, but it rarely gave me problems and was a neat car that not many people had.
      i don't know, the cabby just hasn't really 'done it' for me. my first car was an old beetle. i'd give anything to have that car back. when i drove my first scirocco, i was hooked again. the fox wagon was something different altogether, but it had a certain cool, yet odd, factor that i really dug. the cabby is just another car to me.
      i guess i didn't keep that very short? oh well. i've been kind of keeping my eye open for a new daily driver to replace the cabby. haven't found the right vw for the right price. until then, i'll be wrenching on the cabby!

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      07-16-2009 12:41 AM #1279
      Got a new coolant temp sensor and CSV gasket in the mail today, and I'm going to replace them tomorrow (assuming it doesn't rain all day again ). I'm really hoping this will fix all my ****ty-starting issues.
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      07-16-2009 12:46 AM #1280
      Quote, originally posted by mcdecontrol »
      i guess i didn't keep that very short? oh well. i've been kind of keeping my eye open for a new daily driver to replace the cabby. haven't found the right vw for the right price. until then, i'll be wrenching on the cabby!

      Dude, get that Daihatsu.
      Deal with it.
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      07-16-2009 01:14 AM #1281
      Quote, originally posted by crocadilen »
      Would anyone like to use their photograpy skills? I need a picture of the location of the water temperature sender that looks like this

      what engine?

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      07-16-2009 02:22 AM #1282
      Quote, originally posted by mcdecontrol »
      long story short, its been nothing but headaches since i got it. ...
      i got rid of a fox wagon to get the cabby. ultimately, i regret it. ... i've been kind of keeping my eye open for a new daily driver to replace the cabby. haven't found the right vw for the right price. until then, i'll be wrenching on the cabby!

      How's about this...

      Also, the one JettaManDan is selling in Maryland is nice - a bit more cash for it, but he's really gone thru it and gotten it running nicely.


      Modified by kerensky at 11:23 PM 7-15-2009

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      07-16-2009 03:31 AM #1283
      [QUOTE=crocadilen]Would anyone like to use their photograpy skills? I need a picture of the location of the water temperature sender that looks like this

      My car is running really good, and I want to start driving her on the roads; YIPPIE!
      I need to find this sender unit, and the 2 useless manuals that I have don't show me even a picture of it; much less where it is located [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
      I will be very grateful, if someone could help me find this please!
      I think you have a 16V so this picture should help
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      07-16-2009 03:43 AM #1284
      hmm, seems the distributor I have in my toolbox came with the ABA I bought, but I need a non-advancing distributor for a 1.8l 8v...

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      07-16-2009 04:28 AM #1285
      no one else up at this late hour? I can't sleep...

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      07-16-2009 08:06 AM #1286
      Quote, originally posted by ydrogs »
      [QUOTE=crocadilen]Would anyone like to use their photograpy skills? I need a picture of the location of the water temperature sender that looks like this

      My car is running really good, and I want to start driving her on the roads; YIPPIE!
      I need to find this sender unit, and the 2 useless manuals that I have don't show me even a picture of it; much less where it is located [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
      I will be very grateful, if someone could help me find this please!
      I think you have a 16V so this picture should help


      I was thinking it looed like oil temp...and nice helpful pic you posted there Gordy!
      @mcdecontrol: My Cabby was an evil bee-otch until we bought a replacement for her. Since then it's been add oil once in a while and drive. They are every bit as evil as Sciroccos though. And can be as trouble free too. I think tht it's getting them past all the years of neglect, and once you hit that, you can drive for a long while. Same for Sciroccos.
      So nobody wants to write a creative dry dipstick story eh? Sad, that is. So the mission for today is the shrimp Newburg omlette. Nothing else on this vacation really matters, truth be told. Not sure I'm starved enough to do it, but I'll give it my best effort. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by punchbug at 5:07 AM 7-16-2009

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      07-16-2009 09:04 AM #1287
      Good morning everyone!
      I got a little something in the mail yesterday . . . Alittle more crazy than thought but I will see what I can do with it!
      "Everything is possible to the man who does not have to do it for himself"

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      07-16-2009 09:26 AM #1288
      Quote, originally posted by punchbug »
      I invite you all to make up a story to go with this photo...and this is NOT my car.....

      "Hey Cath. For the drive down to the Cape, in order to get better mileage, I drained all the oil." - Denny

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      07-16-2009 09:26 AM #1289
      Quote, originally posted by 85roccoZ400 »
      I got a little something in the mail yesterday . . . Alittle more crazy than thought but I will see what I can do with it!

      mail order bride?
      -Dictated but not read to expedite report.

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      07-16-2009 09:27 AM #1290
      He's gonna kill me for that one isn't he?

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      07-16-2009 12:21 PM #1291
      Denny changed his oil so often you couldnt see it on the dipstick

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      07-16-2009 01:05 PM #1292
      Hi all, just got back from an unemployment hearing in Columbus that I had to drive Laura to. Get this, the dumbasses at her previous employer sent in a bunch of "evidence" for the hearing, but failed to send any of it to us or our lawyer. So they had to call off the hearing and re-schedule it four weeks later. Glad I took half a day off for basically nothing. The lawyer thinks they've got nothing to go on so he's pretty confident that she'll win this. It might not even matter though since Laura had a job interview this week and we think she will probably get it, which will make this whole unemployment appeal moot, but we decided that even if she gets the job, she is still going through with the trial to prove that she was wrongfully fired and stick it to them anyway.
      At least now they have to pay 4 more weeks of unemployment due to their own HR person's screwup. I take a lot of pleasure in the fact that despite what happens with the trial, her previous employer has a lot of work and revision in the company handbook to do.
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      07-16-2009 01:56 PM #1293
      My wife works for 2 prominent kansas city doctors,they have cut pay,seniority,vacation,etc. It will be years...if EVER that our economy recovers to the leve l it was 2 years ago. We were lucky to sell our house and only lose 30,000.

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      07-16-2009 02:11 PM #1294
      Quote, originally posted by alteschule »
      Denny changed his oil so often you couldnt see it on the dipstick

      perfect

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      07-16-2009 02:12 PM #1295
      Quote, originally posted by alteschule »
      My wife works for 2 prominent kansas city doctors,they have cut pay,seniority,vacation,etc. It will be years...if EVER that our economy recovers to the leve l it was 2 years ago. We were lucky to sell our house and only lose 30,000.

      wait who the **** r u
      the plaza?
      i should know you...
      local screen name?

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      07-16-2009 03:03 PM #1296
      Quote, originally posted by punchbug »
      I invite you all to make up a story to go with this photo...and this is NOT my car.....

      Reminds me of a British car and bike show. There was this Norton with a sign that state "No oil Leaks". Guy sitting there next to another bike said "Yeah, it doesn't have any oil in it."

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      07-16-2009 03:17 PM #1297
      Blah, now that I've got my car to actually start and run on the first try, the oil pressure light seems to be flashing at idle, and the gauge shows ~10psi, when it's normally close to twice that.
      At the same time, the volt meter next door says the car is only making 10 or 11 volts at any given time, and I don't hear any lifter noise. So I'm wondering if it's just some weird electrical gremlin.
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris16vRocco View Post
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      07-16-2009 03:52 PM #1298
      Damn grounds....

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      07-16-2009 04:17 PM #1299
      Quote, originally posted by alteschule »
      My wife works for 2 prominent kansas city doctors,they have cut pay,seniority,vacation,etc. It will be years...if EVER that our economy recovers to the leve l it was 2 years ago. We were lucky to sell our house and only lose 30,000.

      it seems like it stops getting worse
      then more businesses close&close&close
      some are staying open at a loss just in hopes of selling for 1/3 it's worth 2 yrs ago
      the ones that are open are adjusted, oversized ghost looking
      like fictional stuff where life gets so easy with mediums like the net, that unemployment avg permantly goes up

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      07-16-2009 04:54 PM #1300
      yes,this is pretty hardcore,and the trickle down effect is just starting. I woke the other morning and yelled to my wife" Attention Walmart shoppers!" She said,what are you doing? I replied....practicing

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