can't wait to see pictures of the scirocco again!
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 10:58 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
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
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.
Tomorrow will consist of more pictures
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
New Main Fuel Pump
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.