Keep up the good work!
Well sorry for no pics and videos, because I've been pissed :-x
First, I thought I had a 16v Trans, got a 16v clutch... Install the 16v clutch... Finished the car, when I engaged the clutch " grinding "... Drop the trans, see that I have an 8v trans. Order a new clutch install it.
Notice that my seals on the drive flange are missing
Need those, it's friday, Mondays a holiday.
Also the thermostat housing cracked randomly, and just started leaking, so I have to drop the power steering for that now. ugh ugh ugh
ALSO got stiffed on here, for an ISV and a CSV... I bought both of them from some guy and got burned.
" lost in the mail excuse as usual "
Okay so the clutch trans, axles everything is installed.
I'm having issues with the car though.
On a cold start, it'll start right up. It'll run for about 10 mins, I can drive it, and it bogs a little bit.
Then after about 10 mins it seems as if it floods itself out.
Then I can't start it for a few hours, because it's flooded. Obviously I know it's flooded.
Now, would my next step be turning the idle air adjustment screw to the left to try and lean it out?
Any help here is appreciated. Would the thermotime switch also help flood the engine out if it was bad?
Update last night, I decided to check my intank pump and that was bad.
It was covered in munk and rust.
So last night I dropped the rear beam and the entire tank assembly.
Waiting on a new intank pump, today I will powerwash out the tank and clean it.
Last edited by prom king; 09-14-2010 at 09:28 PM.
UGH THE PROBLEM, inside was caked with varnish and rust.
muriatic acid cleaned this puppy right out.
What a project it is to take this huge friggin fuel tank out.
Waiting for my stuff tomorrow from german auto parts. New fuel filters, transfer pump, and some lines.
Broke down and had the car towed too a mechanic.
Says he changed the fuel pressure regulator and repaired most of the wiring harness, which seemd to have some corroded wires and plugs that weren't making proper connections.
Says he's running it on the dyno tomorrow to fine tune it.
I guess because I lack pictures in this thread nobody cares lol, seem to just be talking and venting to myself mostly.
Once it's back in my hands, it's going to be stripped down. Fulling the body apart for paint this winter. I missed h20, and was very upset about it. Every time I saw someones Scirocco I got pissed and upset because I put a lot of work into this car to try and make it down for h20. I've spent around 1500 dollars total from German Auto parts. Pretty much everything on this car is New. The entire fueling system, drivetain, suspension , and engine was overhauled and replaced. I'm pretty confident to that I can get another 25 years out of this car.
My winter will consist of finishing this car, and major welding on my Bertone X 1/9.
BTW I bought this 4 days ago.
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.
Last edited by 1983rabbitgti; 03-07-2011 at 11:58 AM.
Fur die Liebe des Fahrens. Nicht einen Schwanz zu werden
I'm almost ready to throw the entire 16v in the garage, and just toss in an aba 8v.
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