How much is it to rebuild a 16 v with dual carbs?
Still thinking about what I can do to the Cabriolet. The house hunt is going strong so the budget is not there for what I want to do to the Cabriolet.
The warm weather is right around the bend and I can't wait to roll it out.
Last edited by waterwagon; 02-21-2012 at 03:43 PM.
Collecting parts for new chapter in this project.
We picked a new car up for my wife, I got her '08 GTI and my old daily will be giving up its life for the greater good.
My '98 Jetta will be parting with all of its "good stuff".
- OBD2 ABA
- CE2 wiring
Now I just have to stop sleeping so I can get the time to make this happen.
Last edited by waterwagon; 04-20-2012 at 04:02 PM.
In an attempt to resolve my heat-soaking issue, this is what I spent today doing.
Then my wife and I went out and drove a half a tank of gas out of it. It seems to be better but still needs finishing, this is just a mock up to see if it solves my issue.
Took the car to get it inspected today; not a fun time. It failed just like it did the last time (2 years ago ) I took it. I can't seem to figure out why it stalls out and won't restart only when it is being tested. I can't seem to replicate the issue to correct it.
I love the 16v motor but it seems that the Cabriolet wants the ABA insted. All in due time.
Glorious engine bay. What a pity it didn't pass smog... but you're buying a house soon, perhaps you can find a house with a big garage in a state that doesn't care much about emissions...
"The ultimate test’s always your own serenity. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed." - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence
There was nothing wrong with the 16v before I put in the Cabriolet, then it was all downhill after the swap. Fueling, overheating issues and it is just no fun to drive anymore.
The car is for my wife so I want it to behave as close to a stock and be a relieable as possible.
Last edited by waterwagon; 10-18-2012 at 09:14 PM.
Have always hated those things.... But since I have my 6 ton bench press, it will be a piece of cake from here on out.
Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
Divorces, Great Coffee, and Electrics, all start with GOOD Grounds.
Where are my grounds ?
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