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    Thread: I can't stand my car anymore....

    1. Member Tucked's Avatar
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      04-26-2012 12:03 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by steveo27 View Post
      If we cant ask Knappy, who can we ask?
      x2 Sad day....

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      04-26-2012 12:10 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by steveo27 View Post
      If we cant ask Knappy, who can we ask?
      I'm pretty sure by now everything has been asked of Knappy. Maybe that is why he can't stand his car anymore. Maybe by car he means vortex?
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      LOL A.D.D. is right! you swap motors like you change clothes...
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      04-26-2012 02:55 AM #53
      My other sisters old golf did that exact thing. The bearings in the air fuel mixture flapper were sticky and there was some goop on top that was also making it sticky. Dad cleaned it all up and the problem was gone. He always told me if it bounced more than once or did not bounce at all when you picked it up and dropped it, then the car would not idle properly.

      I am not sure this would help an old pro like you, but just thought I would say it anyway. Maybe someone did already, but used short form and I missed it.

      Good luck!

      Katz

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      04-26-2012 03:14 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Mat_16V View Post
      i got pissed at mine now it has holes in the hood
      Awwww geez. Lookout. This is the next rust/patina trend. Seriously, though, hunt down that gremlin! Unrelated because I'm an oil burner but I fought hell and high water to figure out why my new tach wouldn't register. I tracked it down to a factory wire that looked new. Bulletproof electrical systems these cars have.
      Last edited by iheartbeets; 04-26-2012 at 03:19 AM.

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      04-26-2012 11:04 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Seax_Smith View Post
      to the yard.... just sign the title and I'll drive it over for you.

      Bad ground wires inside good-looking insulation?
      There is only 2 ground wires on a Motronic harness. They are both good.

      Quote Originally Posted by Spray Junkie View Post
      Scrap it......Then sell me that NOS heckenblend you bought before I had a chance to
      Calling dibs I guess?

      Quote Originally Posted by R411YE DUDE View Post
      Have you checked the codes? Like how it tells you in the Bentley?
      I built a small black box with a light and button. Had very similar issues with mine and the code was always the hall effect sensor.
      Don't give up though.
      I haven't checked the codes since as of right now, I don't have the power wire for that hooked up.

      Quote Originally Posted by steveo27 View Post
      If we cant ask Knappy, who can we ask?
      Ask you.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mat_16V View Post
      I'm pretty sure by now everything has been asked of Knappy. Maybe that is why he can't stand his car anymore. Maybe by car he means vortex?
      Both.

      Quote Originally Posted by Katz123 View Post
      My other sisters old golf did that exact thing. The bearings in the air fuel mixture flapper were sticky and there was some goop on top that was also making it sticky. Dad cleaned it all up and the problem was gone. He always told me if it bounced more than once or did not bounce at all when you picked it up and dropped it, then the car would not idle properly.

      I am not sure this would help an old pro like you, but just thought I would say it anyway. Maybe someone did already, but used short form and I missed it.

      Good luck!

      Katz
      I must admit that my fuel distributor was kind of sticky. I cleaned it up real good and adjusted the height of the plate the other day. Nothing changed. I just bought a new fuel distributor yesterday since whoever drilled the plug out of the adjustment hole ****ed it all up and it is next to impossible to adjust the mixture.

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      04-26-2012 11:08 AM #56
      This just arrived though.



      BIG thanks to Richard (cyclops594) for going out of his way when at the yard to pull the harness, send me photos of ALL the connectors while he was there, boxing it up and getting it here in 2 days from California! All for a GREAT price.

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      04-26-2012 12:50 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Tucked View Post
      x2 Sad day....
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      04-26-2012 01:08 PM #58
      Judging the pic of the snow in the bay... the car has mutual feelings.
      Race it, Break it, Fix it, Repeat.

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      04-26-2012 01:15 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Knappy View Post
      BIG thanks to Richard (cyclops594) for going out of his way when at the yard to pull the harness, send me photos of ALL the connectors while he was there, boxing it up and getting it here in 2 days from California! All for a GREAT price.



      may the force be with you

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      04-26-2012 01:46 PM #60
      Right on Mike, like I mentioned via text, I really hope that harness helps man. Grumpy valvers are a PITA!

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      04-26-2012 02:13 PM #61
      Wooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

      We have a good idle! YES!


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      04-26-2012 02:18 PM #62
      Last edited by choochoo; 04-26-2012 at 05:52 PM.

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      04-26-2012 02:51 PM #63
      Congrats. So what was it?

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      04-26-2012 02:55 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by spoon! View Post
      Congrats. So what was it?
      Something with the old wiring harness. My guess would be something with the CTS wires. Not really sure actually.

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      04-26-2012 02:59 PM #65
      Post some victory pics.

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      04-26-2012 03:00 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Knappy View Post
      Wooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

      We have a good idle! YES!

      RIP "Shretta" - '89 Jetta GLI 16v, light mods, died at 314,624 miles because someone pulled out in front of me on a highway. Best car ever!

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      04-26-2012 03:00 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by spoon! View Post
      Post some victory pics.
      It's all dirty. It rained the other day and supposed to again today.

    19. 04-26-2012 05:21 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Knappy View Post
      Wooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

      We have a good idle! YES!
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      Damn damn damn, I wanted that Heckblende, erm...I mean....awesome!

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      04-26-2012 05:39 PM #70
      Rich ALWAYS comes through

      If you wanna be super knit-picky to figure out what it was, go through each wire and test the continuity. I'm (along with everyone else, im sure) curious to see what was the actual issue

      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Knappy View Post
      Ask you.
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      04-26-2012 05:59 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by steveo27 View Post
      Rich ALWAYS comes through

      If you wanna be super knit-picky to figure out what it was, go through each wire and test the continuity. I'm (along with everyone else, im sure) curious to see what was the actual issue
      I was gonna say to stick a jumper on the CTS connector and ring out pins 6 and 10... just for giggles.

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      04-26-2012 07:12 PM #72
      I love a happy ending.
      Rent my house in Greece.

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      04-26-2012 08:34 PM #73
      Badass!

      Nice work mate. The community works its magic again.

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      04-26-2012 09:51 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by robocopywriter View Post
      I love a happy ending.
      Depends what she looks like.


      I'll eventually check the comtinuity and resistance of all the wires and find out what was actually causing that. My guess is either the CTS, O2 sensor or the potentiometer on the fuel distributor. It wasnt the DPR since the idle went to like 2500 when i disconnected it and i was able to get a reading with the test harness. It would be nearly impossible for a knock sensor wire to go bad since those are so damn thick. These things are technically complexly simple. Not very much that controls the engine. I'm still going to replace the fuel distributor when it gets here and then do a final tune on it. Then we might start on the body and the rest of the interior. Headliner was jus done.

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      04-26-2012 09:58 PM #75
      sounds like you might be back
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