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    1. Member 4000stq's Avatar
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      10-30-2010 12:12 PM #26
      cool. another common issue is blown headgaskets. if you experience excessive cooling system pressure or seemingly instantaneous overheating, you will need one. the 1.5's were known well for this issue because the early headgaskets were shiit.

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      10-30-2010 05:25 PM #27
      ok time for pics of the diesel coupe!

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      10-30-2010 07:58 PM #28
      Sorry no pics yet.. I got home at 6 p.m. from work today and I hurred and change the timing belt before dark.....and guess what!! the pump leaks..fml o well **** happens.

      Im kinda familiar with the leak since my other diesel leaked in the same spot. Its leaking i guess you would call it the front shaft seal?? the diesel is slinging out like a sprinkler on the pulleys

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      10-30-2010 08:08 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
      Sorry no pics yet.. I got home at 6 p.m. from work today and I hurred and change the timing belt before dark.....and guess what!! the pump leaks..fml o well **** happens.

      Im kinda familiar with the leak since my other diesel leaked in the same spot. Its leaking i guess you would call it the front shaft seal?? the diesel is slinging out like a sprinkler on the pulleys
      Sounds like a reseal is in your future. Mine has the same problem of occasionally refusing to start, so i am going to have to remember the compressed air in the return line trick.


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      10-30-2010 08:21 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
      Sorry no pics yet.. I got home at 6 p.m. from work today and I hurred and change the timing belt before dark.....and guess what!! the pump leaks..fml o well **** happens.

      Im kinda familiar with the leak since my other diesel leaked in the same spot. Its leaking i guess you would call it the front shaft seal?? the diesel is slinging out like a sprinkler on the pulleys
      that is one of the easier seals to replace at least
      loud `n low, rollin' coal

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      10-30-2010 09:34 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 4000stq View Post
      that is one of the easier seals to replace at least
      yea...does anyone know the part # to that seal? I thought I had the box to the seal in my truck but im guessing it got thrown away..

      I think the dimensions are 14mm x 28mm x 7mm.......is that correct?

      Thanks everyone.

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      10-30-2010 09:51 PM #32
      You might just consider having the whole pump resealed. If the input shaft seal is leaking, it won't be long before the cold-start seals, distributor head seal, and throttle shaft seal all start leaking.

      There's a guy on ebay with the user name red---rider who reseals the whole pump with Bosch seals for about $150 shipped both ways. A small price to pay to not have to deal with more leaks down the road.

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      10-31-2010 03:05 PM #33
      replaced only the front seal and the o ring for the stop solenoid on my rabbit, has been good for over a year now
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      10-31-2010 07:13 PM #34
      right on yea...im going to try to fix it as cheap as I possibly can right now...

      here are some pictures of the car. I get off work late so sorry about the bad quality pictures.



      I would like to a mild restore on it one day. Early Jetta's are kinda hard to come by in Florida.
      Last edited by Dozier; 05-24-2011 at 04:01 PM.

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      10-31-2010 07:29 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
      But I do like the car and I do want to do a mild restore on it one day. Early Jetta's are kinda hard to come by anywhere.
      trade for a 4 door?
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      10-31-2010 08:00 PM #36
      Looks good and complete.

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      10-31-2010 11:39 PM #37
      hard to tell, is it aviator gray? alpine white?

      mk1 diesel jetta coupes are the best

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      11-01-2010 08:31 AM #38
      im guessing aviator gray? but its more silver than gray. The pictures are almost at dark. I have this thing on my camera that makes it look not so dark.

      Thanks for the good words!

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      11-01-2010 09:53 AM #39
      Does anyone know the part number to that front seal? is it 17x28x7 or 14x28x7 ? i found a couple but im looking for a part number not dimensions.

      Thanks

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      11-04-2010 10:05 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
      Early Jetta's are kinda hard to come by in Florida.

      Where in FL are you located?

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      11-04-2010 10:13 PM #41
      near ft myers...why?

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      11-04-2010 10:34 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
      near ft myers...why?
      Just curious. I'm in Tampa. Mk4 TDI daily driver, but I'm picking up my first Mk1 diesel tomorrow. I'm a little excited ...



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      11-04-2010 10:48 PM #43
      This is a good place to get super cheap parts from:

      http://www.dieselvw.com/1619FrontSeal.htm

      Keep in mind the parts are VERY cheap and generally from China. However, there's times when cheap will do. Just don't send your pump there for a reseal. If you are ready for a full pump rebuild and want to keep the car for a while, get a real Bosch seal kit.
      Once you go "clack", you never go back.

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      11-04-2010 11:44 PM #44
      [QUOTE=biturbocurious;68337804]Just curious. I'm in Tampa. Mk4 TDI daily driver, but I'm picking up my first Mk1 diesel tomorrow. I'm a little excited ...


      right on.. are you going to fixxfest this year?

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      11-05-2010 05:55 AM #45
      [QUOTE=Dozier;68338907]
      Quote Originally Posted by biturbocurious View Post
      Just curious. I'm in Tampa. Mk4 TDI daily driver, but I'm picking up my first Mk1 diesel tomorrow. I'm a little excited ...


      right on.. are you going to fixxfest this year?


      Absolutely. I'll have my Dakota Beige '78 out there along with the new '82D.

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      11-05-2010 08:58 AM #46
      [QUOTE=biturbocurious;68340936]
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post



      Absolutely. I'll have my Dakota Beige '78 out there along with the new '82D.
      a 78 dodge dakota?

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      11-05-2010 12:07 PM #47
      [QUOTE=Dozier;68342248]
      Quote Originally Posted by biturbocurious View Post

      a 78 dodge dakota?


      Nope. Dakota Beige as in ...




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      11-05-2010 12:14 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post



      Nope. Dakota Beige as in ...



      Man... I just love that color

      Quote Originally Posted by wantacad View Post
      hey now, unbolting the rear bumper, dropping the beam and gas tank to change out an exhaust hanger is perfectly normal.

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      11-05-2010 11:06 PM #49
      Nope. Dakota Beige as in ...
      oh wow..i think i remember that car from last years fixxfest...it is beautiful.

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      11-06-2010 08:38 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
      right on yea...im going to try to fix it as cheap as I possibly can right now...

      here are some pictures of the car. I get off work late so sorry about the bad quality pictures.




      But I do like the car and I do want to do a mild restore on it one day. Early Jetta's are kinda hard to come by in Florida.
      Pics are ok.

      Good luck with that. Florida salt air does do a number on paint, but that looks pretty straight and a nice restorable vehicle
      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      I drive a rental car, I don't know what's going on with it, right? So a lot of times I'll drive for like 10 miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake.
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      How hard is that to understand without getting your panties in a bunch?
      Surely some of you guys managed to make it out of middle school.

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