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    Thread: For sale or trade 1979 VW rabbit diesel 4 door

    1. 02-24-2012 06:40 PM #1
      Located in Hayward & can also meet in Modesto during a weekend.

      I'm probably going to hate myself for getting rid of my car, but I want to get something a little bit newer.

      Asking $2700 or shoot me a trade offer I'm looking for either a mk1 or mk2 gti, del sol, civic hatchback 92-95, or a crx

      This is my daily driver it isn't perfect but it gets me where I need to go without a problem. I've taken it up to San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland without any issues.

      It has a 1.6D swap 5 speed manual, unknown mileage but it has never failed on me and always started up on the first try.<br> It has an extra fuel tank drum in the spare tire well that holds about 10 gallons. I get about 800 miles per full tanks around town.<br>

      I have a huge list of maintenance/repairs that I have done to this car and I'm probably forgetting some stuff<p>

      Here we go..<p>

      New headgasket and head bolts (12 point stretch type)
      New timing belt & timing belt tensioner
      New crankshaft oil seal
      New brake master cylinder and rebuilt brake booster
      New front wheel bearing
      New control arms and bushings
      New heater core
      New valve cover gasket
      new inner & outer tie rod ends & ball joints
      New Pioneer deck and 6.5 inch door speakers


      Now the cons
      oil leak coming from intermediate shaft pulley
      Rear passenger window crank is missing
      I cracked a little piece of the exhaust manifold when doing the headgasket so it makes a helicopter hovering sound when you give it more than a 1/4 throttle.
      Came with dealer installed a/c but a few lines need to be hooked up and the evaporator was removed
      Cracks on the dash






      Last edited by 209manny; 04-13-2012 at 03:06 AM.

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      1982 vw truck diesel, 79 rabbit 2 door diesel
      03-01-2012 02:13 PM #2
      is it down on power with that leak?

      any idea on numbers for oil pressure, compression and blowby?

    3. 03-01-2012 08:09 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by damac2004 View Post
      is it down on power with that leak?

      any idea on numbers for oil pressure, compression and blowby?
      Its a very small leak. And no its not down on what little power it has stock. The car runs excellent. When I had the head off for the headgasket install, the Pistons looked to be in good shape.

    4. 03-09-2012 01:14 AM #4
      bump, I got the brakes bled correctly, now it has strong brakes.

    5. 04-13-2012 03:08 AM #5
      bump. I moved out to Hayward. It made the trip from modesto to hayward no problem. I drive it everyday on 880 & 580 highways


      So I can meet in or near hayward or modesto

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      04-13-2012 11:48 PM #6
      Pm sent.
      -Jon

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