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    1. Member kaosminett's Avatar
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      10-09-2010 11:08 PM #71
      can't wait to see pictures of the scirocco again!

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      03-06-2011 01:20 PM #72
      bump
      After all I've been through with the rebuild , its finally time for me to report.
      The car is running again!

      Can't wait to see everyone at the upcoming shows.

      After almost a year of messing with the starting problem, and low oil pressure. I've got everything straightend out.

      Respray now, and show time

      Time to enjoy the car, just purchased insurance, registration tomorrow.

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      03-07-2011 10:37 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by prom king View Post
      Yeah, it's a non sunroof model.

      I wanted to shoot it "8c6" Which is Porsche Orange, the Carrera GT3 color

      that my friend would look sexy.

      that things put you through hell. for sticking with it.

      and how did you like the raceland coils? i was looking at them before i found your thread.
      Last edited by 1983rabbitgti; 03-07-2011 at 10:58 AM.
      Fur die Liebe des Fahrens. Nicht einen Schwanz zu werden

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      03-10-2011 07:42 AM #74
      I'm almost ready to throw the entire 16v in the garage, and just toss in an aba 8v.

      New problem
      Will start and run great with fresh new plugs, after about 10 startups the plugs get fouled and covered with black soot.
      I'm assuming it's running rich. But I'm at the point where I don't know where to start and or adjust

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      03-10-2011 01:07 PM #75
      man she is giving you all kinds of mess! just stick with it, im sure if its broken on your car, its been fixed by someone else before on another. we got your back!
      Fur die Liebe des Fahrens. Nicht einen Schwanz zu werden

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      03-12-2011 12:19 PM #76
      blew my motor 2 and a half years ago on my beloved scirocco... saddest day of my life so. it was terrible limping the car home the last 100 YARDS on a blown headgasket and spun rod bearings.... but 2 and a hlaf years and who knows how much money later its almost back. keep up the good work man and props on your work. cars going to look great and cant wait to see it. read this thread from beginning to end and subscribed

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      03-21-2011 08:04 AM #77



      FAIL on my part, looks like I forgot to attach the lines on the back right top of the fuel tank. When my tank is full, gas sloshes out at the top :-/
      Runs and drives now fine, starts right up, drives great.

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      03-31-2011 08:02 AM #78
      Things accomplished last night.
      1) Fixed the gas line issue.
      2) Two brand new front tires
      3) Wheel Alignment
      4) Fixed the speedometer
      5) Ziptied a bunch of lines.
      6) Aimed my front headlamps

      As far as starting issues, it seems on cold starts, takes a few cranks to get it going but once it's running, idles and drives great.

      To buy and to change list as of 3/31/11
      1) Complete brake job front and back
      2) Change main fuel pump, really old and rusty looking
      3) Change Accumulator, the thing is scary looking.
      4) New belt moldings and window seals
      5) Euro headlamps, and bumpers.

      Tonight I plan on Aligning the hood and fenders. Then starting the prep for the bodywork.
      Also plan on going to Home Depot or Lowes tonight, and getting a piece of peg board to make my back seat delete, trunk carpet and trunk trim.

      Been in contact with Orchird Euro who's got some newish S2 rear bumpers
      Last edited by prom king; 03-31-2011 at 08:04 AM.

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      07-11-2011 11:58 AM #79


      Hey guys

      It's been a while, and I keep forgetting to post even though I lurk.

      A lot of things have happened in my life in the past couple of months.

      Scirocco is running and registered <3
      Planing for a wedding.
      Injuries
      Death in the family

      But all in all, still alive and kicking.

      Car runs amazing, fires right up on cold starts. Cranks a lot on hot starts , but after a min or two firing she fires up and runs great. That's the only problem I have with her right now :-x

      Most likely will not be attending Waterfest, but will be attending H20.

      But just wanted to say Hi

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      07-13-2011 11:57 PM #80
      Just read the whole thread....glad you stuck with it, looks amazing
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      CEL: Off

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      07-23-2011 10:08 PM #81
      Tomorrow will consist of more pictures

      New Accumulator
      New Main Pump
      Power Steering flush

      Going to take off one rim and try some gold out on them and see how it looks.

      Next things to get are, Belt Moldings and Door Handle Seals. But those come after paint.
      If the Accumulator and main pump, fix my hot start problems, I'm go for paint

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      07-24-2011 03:49 PM #82
      Good build thread.

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      07-24-2011 05:19 PM #83
      belt molding who sells em?

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      07-24-2011 10:08 PM #84
      ebay some seller has them as NOS.

      Only place I can find them.

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      07-28-2011 07:47 AM #85
      New Main Fuel Pump
      Fuel Accumulator
      Ignition Coil installed last night.

      From the constant hot start problem I've had for about a year now, the starter finally started to give. Sounds like the brushes are giving out, so tonight I'm popping in a new start, and hoping that my hot-start problems will be fixed.

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      07-28-2011 02:04 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by prom king View Post
      New Main Fuel Pump
      Fuel Accumulator
      Ignition Coil installed last night.

      From the constant hot start problem I've had for about a year now, the starter finally started to give. Sounds like the brushes are giving out, so tonight I'm popping in a new start, and hoping that my hot-start problems will be fixed.
      i know your out there but you should pick up a good one from thedubnutz
      i went through 3 nastras to get a good one

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      07-31-2011 09:17 PM #87


      yay or nay?

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      07-31-2011 09:19 PM #88
      I like it it needs black accents Btw I was out by medford today

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      08-01-2011 07:53 AM #89
      I need rims and spacers. I don't think I like the gold...

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      08-16-2011 08:19 AM #90
      Smoked my tail lights







      Gave white a shot

      and also picked up widen steelies 15x8 which I'm straightening now.

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      08-19-2011 07:56 AM #91


      15x8 Widen Steelies

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      08-21-2011 12:35 PM #92




      Gotta do some misc touchups, and I'll be ready for the drive to h20

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      08-23-2011 11:35 AM #93
      Last edited by prom king; 05-23-2013 at 08:07 AM.

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      09-08-2011 01:54 PM #94
      Left rear brake caliper was seized.

      Today I install a new caliper and rear brakes.

      Also stripped and primed the left front fender.

      Before H20 check list is

      Fix Brakes
      Paint Fender
      Hang Front Fender Molding
      Hope it doesn't break down.

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      09-08-2011 09:53 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by prom king View Post
      Left rear brake caliper was seized.

      Today I install a new caliper and rear brakes.

      Also stripped and primed the left front fender.

      Before H20 check list is

      Fix Brakes
      Paint Fender
      Hang Front Fender Molding
      Hope it doesn't break down.
      Its a vw it will break down

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      09-16-2011 09:06 AM #96
      Looks like I will not be making h20 in the Scirocco.

      I have a weird problem on my hands, that I can't figure out yet.

      Car had solid brakes so I thought... Pedal was nice and firm... Jacked up the car with the ebrake on and noticed my left rear wheel wasn't staying locked with the parking brake on... So I notice the caliper isn't working... pop it off, and see it's seized...

      Get a new Caliper install it, notice that when I'm bleeding it from the Left Rear Wheel it's sort of " dribbling out" not really pushing the fluid through the system with force...

      So I check the rest of the lines, and the Right Front and the Left Rear aren't flowing out with excessive force... the Left Front and Right Rear can be properly bleed, and are working well....

      Now... my next step is going to be poping the two lines off the master, make a fitting and try to blow some compressed air through the lines to make sure they aren't clogged.

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      09-16-2011 09:07 AM #97
      Ugh does anyone have a Brake Booster, and a Master Cylinder they could sell me?

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      09-19-2011 10:00 AM #98





      Well the Scirocco will be missing H20 this year.

      Changing the rear brake pads for me, turns into overhauling the entire brake system

      Popped the left rear tire off, to find when I took the caliper off, it was seized... install new caliper only to find I can't get enough pressure to bleed the brakes...
      Notice dirty rusty fluid....
      Now, new lines, new master, new reservoir... $$$$$$$

      So now I'm starting more projects, got the car running okay.
      Cold start = fires right up
      Warm/Hot start will start right up if I pump the gas pedal while firing.

      So now I'm getting ready to take the manifolds off and have them powder coated.
      Remove the body kit and start the rest of the bodywork.

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      09-20-2011 08:35 AM #99
      Tore apart the car last night <3

      Removed a few parts for Powdercoating.
      Upper Intake
      Lower Intake
      Valve Cover
      Alternator
      Misc Brackets
      Sway Bar

      Bringing a box of parts to give to http://www.4everkustoms.com/ 's at H20 <3

      I love the copper coating they have <3
      Copper or Black? Or Copper Manifolds + Black Valve Cover? I need some input

      Now that I have the injectors out, I'm sending them to http://www.witchhunter.com to be cleaning and flow tested <3

      So, Winter is here, and some major major work is already in for the car.

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      09-21-2011 09:51 AM #100


      Last night, blew out and cleaned and installed all new brake lines and the MKIV rear calipers.
      Painted the brake booster.

      Ordered a Flex-a-lite dual fan today.

      Now, trying to source cheap 0 gauge wire, for a battery relocation to the trunk.

      Also now trying to clean up the bay. Going to be doing some wire tucking tonight, and fixing some loose ends.

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      09-21-2011 10:12 AM #101
      Advance still has the 2gauge bulk cable for $1.88 a foot.

      in a 15 foot long 2 gauge cable - you can easily carry more than 250 amps.

      The stock starter is rated at 0.95kw - that's 950 watts. THe mk3 starter is 1.1kw - that's 1100 watts. A 1.4kw Diesel starter is the biggest load you can get there - that's coming close to maxing out a 2 gauge cable at that length.

      Think about it this way though - most jumper cables are 4 gauge, and about 12 feet long. Those can take the load of starting - that's all they do.

      Your other option is to find an e30 (mid 80s-90s 3 series) BMW in a salvage yard. Many e30s have a trunk mounted battery - but it was an option - so this awesomely over-engineered 00 gauge battery cable can be added quite easily to cars that have front mount batteries. It even provides a post to put a battery clamp on to at the front.

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      i bought some welder cable from a welding supply store. they had a wire remnant box that the counterguy pointed out to me. i think i paid around 30.00 for 20 feet. 00 gauge

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      09-21-2011 10:28 AM #103
      Just called Advanced, my two local stores don't have it

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      09-21-2011 03:05 PM #104


      O.E.M Brake Reservoir with Cap <3



      <3 New Lower Sway Bar Brackets

      Tonight I can finish up my brake system <3

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      09-22-2011 09:16 AM #105
      Pulled the entire wiring out of the engine last night.
      Found a lot of brittle wire...

      So now I'm at a crossroads... a big 4 way intersection.

      Fix my original harness.
      Convert to Megasquirt
      Convert to Carbs
      Walk away lol

      I'm leaning towards Carbs...

      Simple, no wiring...

      I've been looking at Megasquirt, but wiring scares me. I can't find anyone in the are who would help me wire and tune.

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