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    Thread: The slow progress of a '93.

    1. Member waterwagon's Avatar
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      03-30-2012 02:54 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by jachong View Post
      Yes! time to wake her up!
      New reg/bushes for the alt. She fired right up after her winter nap in the trailer.

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      04-18-2012 02:59 PM #152
      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
      - AC

      Now I just have to stop sleeping so I can get the time to make this happen.

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      04-18-2012 11:55 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by waterwagon View Post
      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
      - AC

      Now I just have to stop sleeping so I can get the time to make this happen.
      whaT about the house shopping? did u buy ur wifey a car and she forget about the whole house shoping? lol glad to see some progress
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You can't expect them to walk to and from school carrying their babies..

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      04-20-2012 02:55 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by MissHood View Post
      whaT about the house shopping? did u buy ur wifey a car and she forget about the whole house shoping?
      Something like that. New, shiny things work every time!
      We couldn't find what we wanted, in the area we wanted for the price we wanted. So now we are going to wait for the "one" to come up insted of settling for something we are not really in love with.
      Last edited by waterwagon; 04-20-2012 at 03:02 PM.

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      04-27-2012 08:44 AM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by waterwagon View Post
      Keep up the good work sir.

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      04-27-2012 02:49 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by GroceryGetter82 View Post
      Keep up the good work sir.
      Lady and gents, the man behind the exterior look of this auto. Its classic style has held up for alomost a decade. Put your hands together for a job well done.

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      05-05-2012 09:11 PM #157
      In an attempt to resolve my heat-soaking issue, this is what I spent today doing.

      From this:




      To this:




      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.

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      06-09-2012 04:11 AM #158
      I'm starting a new job in a couple of weeks. I'm so stoked; I will finally have the time I need to get things done on the car.

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      06-28-2012 02:49 PM #159
      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.

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      06-28-2012 03:57 PM #160
      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 is 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

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      06-29-2012 01:13 PM #161
      Thanks for the kind words about the engine bay.

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      09-24-2012 08:15 AM #162
      A few months have gone by and I have started my new job. It is very close to home and leaves me with time to get some work done on the Cabriolet.

      Things are now underway.

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      09-24-2012 07:54 PM #163

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      09-26-2012 08:37 PM #164
      I got a little work done but not as much as I wanted. I took some pics of the progress but I'm too lazy to post them right now. Daaum, I'm lazy these days.

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      09-29-2012 07:29 PM #165
      A freshly washed OBDII ABA waithing for a few things to be dropped in.



      The start of removing my beloved 16v. It looked good but the driveability was not good enough for my wife to want to take it out by herself. So out it comes.


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      10-03-2012 08:27 AM #166
      Waiting on more parts while I figure out if I can use some of the stuff I already have. There is about 5 diffrent cars worth of mixed parts under the hood; G60, 16V, ABA, 8V.

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      10-04-2012 10:31 PM #167
      The pictures of what I'm doing.








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      10-12-2012 11:02 PM #168
      Now that the old motor has been removed, I can focus on getting the "new" motor ready.

      Changing the timing belt and tensioner.



      ...And triming the covers to fit around the MKI style mount.




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      10-18-2012 12:38 PM #169
      What was wrong with the 16v? What are the plans for that?
      No VWs in the armada currently... this will change...

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      10-18-2012 08:07 PM #170
      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.
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      10-18-2012 09:45 PM #171
      Doing some of the things I didn't get around to the last time the motor was out.
















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      10-19-2012 08:03 AM #172
      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.
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      10-19-2012 06:03 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by briano1234 View Post
      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.
      That was a trick I found here on the forum to get them out. Easy! Getting them back in without a press, not so easy.

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      10-21-2012 11:26 AM #174
      Mounts are in with poly inserts. It was a struggle but I was able to get it done with a manual press and a huge bar for leverage.



      Some engine bay prep.









      ...and the end of a hard day for me.


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      10-21-2012 11:43 AM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by waterwagon View Post
      ...and the end of a hard day for me.

      Looks awsome =) I want an aba, but i'll stick with my jh for nowz
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You can't expect them to walk to and from school carrying their babies..

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