If you know anyone who has a copy of the book "How to keep you Volkswagen Rabbit Alive" by Richard Sealey there are instructions in there on bypassing the switch temporarily while putting the key in ignition to keep it unlocked. Didn't see a copy of the book online anywhere though.
Ok so I haven't posted in a while, and to start off I want to apologize to everyone for not being able to stick to one subject, as soon as I ask the problem seems to sort itself out...
So here we go, this last weekend my car became much more enjoyable to look at! Picked up a Xenon front airdam from OorsciroccO (sorry, haven't gotten the chance to paint it Cosmic Silver yet ) And picked up a set of snowflakes with pretty nice tires! Total cost, 204 dollars and a six pack of Corona!
Pictures soon to come!
So today I ran into some more troubles. Before the bad men take away my mk2, I've been swapping as many parts as I can. And my mk1 needed a fuel pump, as it was very audible (from what I've heard, an audible fuel pump is a bad fuel pump, except for race pumps) so I decided to swap them out. In the process, I found out they are very different in size... I wasn't able to fully install it tonight, as a couple hoses still need to be attached, but I did hook up the wires (loosely) and bumped the starter, and heard no fuel pump. So my question, will a mk2 fuel pump work on a mk1? I need to know soon, as my mk2 is leaving us for good on Friday I believe..
Gotta love the fun stuff.. So this fuel pump which should have taken a half an hour tops has turned into a 3 day project. All of the nuts were very corroded, especially for one.. Which decided it wanted to round off.. Which is an accumulator hose we cut because we had a spare... So here's my question, will an s2's fuel line (from pump to engine bay) swap over to an s1? Yes, I do have to change my fuel lines, either that or I can re flare my existing corroded ones... Sighhh, the consequences of trying to have nice things...
Quick update, got a multimeter and found my Bentley book and both of my Haynes manuals! Going to attack my electrical once I get her running again which should be soon, just had to do some JB welding on my fuel lines, if this works then I'm back on the road!
Last edited by VWsciroccoWV; 05-28-2012 at 05:19 PM.
If that works, I will be a monkey's uncle. By working, I mean 20000 miles or more.
Probably have a better chance adding a mechanical splice an inch and a half in from the end.
A Scirocco is a toy. If it is all perfect, you don't get to play - Doug T.
Well, it worked.. A little bit.. Still leaking gas, now I can't get the thing off.. On the bright side I got to hear my car run again! So here's my plans, (prepare your faces for the eminent facepalms) being as I need my car running, today, I'm going to go pick up some jb weld stick putty and place it around the nut (where the gas is leaking). This is strictly a last ditch effort, and later on I will do a full fuel line replacement. But this is just an immediate fix, just to get me driving again.
No more driveway jobs for me after this fuel pump swap.
It's alive! Finally, back on the road with a proper fix!
So here's the fix, I got rid of my JB weld mess and old, ruined accumulator line. What I did instead was get a new accumulator line and section of steel hose and attached the new line/hose to the old hose via rubber tubing and hose clamps. It made a very good seal and is double clamped at both ends and it holding great! Drove around for a solid hour with no problems (apart from my radiator cap failing )
Here's the fix. (kind of hard to see)
And just a couple shots for fun
Took the airdam off until I can get it painted.
Last edited by VWsciroccoWV; 06-02-2012 at 11:41 PM.