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    Thread: 1988 CABBY.....work in progress....PIC HEAVY

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      08-29-2011 12:20 AM #51
      Depends on your location, im in Wv and very close to western Md.

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      08-29-2011 12:31 AM #52
      Im in Florida.....Tampa area...

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      08-29-2011 12:43 AM #53
      Thats not to bad then.....what all do you have to the clipper kit ?

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      08-29-2011 01:41 AM #54
      the whole thing.....front and rear bumper skins....flares, and side skirts..

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      08-29-2011 09:36 AM #55
      im using the rear steel bumper support....but i have the front that can go with it....but shipping that would be retarded...lol

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      08-29-2011 10:25 AM #56
      Started it up this morning to back it up more into the driveway....started right up.....no pump whine...and it idled smooth....

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      08-29-2011 11:16 AM #57
      LOVE it!
      The random side with paint is awesome, did you make the VW logo with ears like deadmau5? (:

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      08-29-2011 11:18 AM #58
      that was actually an accident.....i was just doing it with no idea how i wanted it to look....so...it is supposed to be a VW logo with crossbones.....but...after outlining, and repeated layers....it got a bit blobbed up....lol

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      08-29-2011 11:58 AM #59
      lol oh well it looks good, and I love the rabbit stencil . came out perfect.

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      08-29-2011 01:30 PM #60
      thanks man...

    11. 08-29-2011 09:16 PM #61
      looks awesome!

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      08-30-2011 11:55 AM #62
      thank you guys....thats nice to hear.....ive seen a huge amount of negative feedback....this is a bit refreshing....

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      08-30-2011 12:53 PM #63
      http://apps.bosch.com.au/motorsport/.../fuelpumps.pdf

      ok...just found this....the stock inline pump for my car makes 5 bar....72.5psi.....now...with that said...there is no rational explanation as to why this wont work....the pump i ordered makes 85-95psi....

      CAN ANYONE GIVE ME A REASON WHY THIS SHOULD'NT WORK?

      based on the basic mechanical functions of a fuel delivery system....this will work fine...as long as the pump can be installed properly to ensure maximum pickup of the said fuel, it can and will push it to the motor with adequate pressure for CIS....

      makes sense to me...

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      08-30-2011 09:35 PM #64
      started it again tonight......no fuel pump whine.....hmmmmm

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      08-30-2011 10:20 PM #65
      My 88' gave me fits last summer......started up and ran great for about 10-15 minutes then buck, shutter and shut off, wait about 5-10 min and she'd start back up and run for a lil while ...swapped in-tank pump and hasnt done it since (knock on wood) !!! As for your pump idea, the pressure may be fine but what about volume ?

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      08-30-2011 11:00 PM #66
      ok...there is a part of the distribution block, on the back side....an electrical unit...two fuel lines run to it, and an wire plug in....it whines kind of....so while the car was idling i unplugged it...and the car idled very rough, but didnt stall...since, now it whines...car idles fine...but it stops periodically and the car idles low and rough....it appears to be dying...but i have no clue what it is!! HELP

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      08-31-2011 12:22 AM #67
      started it again.....and that "thingy"....back to whining consistently again....the issue most worry some is that it does seem to idle smooth....but after when i rev it to drive, even just a bit going into gear... then let it drop back to idle....it drops lower...the lights dim...then it smooths back out again...but my drop in RPMs is what worries me.....what controls the consistency and stabilization of the idle..??

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      08-31-2011 12:35 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Beetle.freak View Post
      My 88' gave me fits last summer......started up and ran great for about 10-15 minutes then buck, shutter and shut off, wait about 5-10 min and she'd start back up and run for a lil while ...swapped in-tank pump and hasnt done it since (knock on wood) !!! As for your pump idea, the pressure may be fine but what about volume ?
      i just checked the volume.....the one i ordered is rated at 40 gallons per hour.....which is 151 lph..

      so i think im good....

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      08-31-2011 01:04 AM #69
      and all i can find about the stock one....is that its capable of 4-5 LPM.....which is like 240-300 LPH...so crap.....

      i cant find accurate ratings for either of these pumps......

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      08-31-2011 01:35 AM #70
      my deduction.....

      REASON this doesnt work.....isnt simply the psi needed, but also the volume....so it seems this airtex pump pushes hard enough, it just doesnt push enough fuel to do the job....so its smaller?..smaller inlet/oulets?....

      But....considering the CIS system runs primarily on pressure, considering that almost 99% of the fuel slammed into the distribution block goes back into the tank via the return line....maybe it could work and the amount of return fuel will be less.....

      the real question is just that....which does it need more....pressure or volume..?

      and....doesnt the pressure vs. volume become null and void when you consider that no matter how hard you push the fuel only so much can fit through the line?....so does the fuel line size increase the psi, or decrease the volume?......

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      08-31-2011 08:01 AM #71
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      08-31-2011 10:52 AM #72


      deleted A/C...




      badges on..


      WHAT IS THIS???...it buzzes when running...


      closer look.....

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      08-31-2011 11:11 AM #73
      ok..
      -deleted the A/C compressor....worked great, and i got the belt almost dead on straight...
      -fixed my dome light, works with both doors...yay
      -also replaced my Volts gauge, now they all work and light up...

      getting there....little by little...

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      08-31-2011 11:26 AM #74
      WHAT IS THIS???...it buzzes when running...


      Frequency Valve - supposed to go BUZZ

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      08-31-2011 11:30 AM #75
      AWESOME.....ty...like i said before...i unplugged it....you know to see what happened, it got rough...so i plugged it back....next time i started it....it buzzed, then stopped....repeated.....lol..

      but now since its back to being consistent.....so thats good...

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