I've been lurking for awhile since I just purchased my first Scirocco last week (my second VW, I previously owned a 00 1.8t golf). Anyways, I've been digging this forum and checked out all the cool stuff on the FAQs.
A few details about her....Odometer doesn't work, I'm the third owner, body in decent shape but needs paint...runs pretty well--needs a few little things. It had the engine replaced with a 2.0 I believe and has some goodies installed by the previous owner... I don't have any plans as of yet for her, as she will be my daily driver for a half-year or so...
The interior is pretty clean for having 175,000+ miles on it, cant tell real well from pictures.
I've never sat in recaro or sparco seats, didn't know how I would feel until I finally sat down in this car and they are very supportive and suprisingly comfortable.
I don't know about this....didn't realize it was there until a coworker pointed it out...I'm kinda up in the air whether I want to remove it or leave it on there for fun...
Well, I spent most of yesterday buffing and polishing the funk of the exterior, also lot's of little tiny rust spots where paint has chipped from rocks, etc....Waxed her too---will take some pictures with my good camera later this evening or tomorrow.
Last edited by StuckinAZ; 04-30-2012 at 08:13 AM.
...That's an upgrade right there. Cooler air for the intake...
How did they reroute the fuel lines?
All A1's have the fuel lines coming up on the passenger side, through the little triangle, across the firewall, and then to the fuel distributor.
I saw a Scirocco 1.8T from the UK with passenger side intake, the stock supply/return lines were unchanged, they connected to the return/supply lines, then ran the fuel lines back across the engine compartment, via the wiper cowl. It probably didn't affect performance, but it's definitely a safety concern.
Btw, nice Scirocco!
Discount Dealer of Techtonics and Peloquin, too low to advertise...
Somebody stole my L9 cellphone, then changed the PIN, phone number, and right now my 302.832.8989 is on a temporary hold, my current numbers are 302.8989.051, and 302.832.2653
I did have to plug in a wire for the temp gauge sender unit and plug up a vacuum line (formerly for an EGR), along with replacing a tie rod and aligning after.
As of now the car runs well and has a new set of wheels/tires. It had some 15" Rage Aluminum wheels which were missing hub rings and had some bald falkens on there... So I decided to go to a more OE look and picked up a decent set of snowflakes for $120. A new set of 14" Firestones cost me only $200 installed (employee discount, YEAH!)-----I did have some 15" Potenza RE-11s ordered, but budget constraints forced my move to the smaller tire/wheels.
So it looks alright so far and for the time being, besides a few small tweeks, it will remain as is, until my budget allows for some fun.
You have electronic fuel injection! Note the aftermarket fuel rail. All US 1.8L 16v Sciroccos had CIS-E. All 2.0L 16vs in the US either had CIS-E, or CIS Motronic (both mostly mechanical systems)
Follow the wiring from the fuel injectors and see where they go! Looks interesting.
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That steering wheel looks interesting. The four horn buttons usually don't have a horn logo on them. And the center pad doesn't say 'scirocco'. Like the blaupunkt deck.
Car looks great man. I love scirocco's in white. So clean and classy!
Good call the the snowflakes. The wrong wheels can ruin the look for sure. Oh, take that vampire badge off the trunk asap.