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    Thread: VW Rabbit Cabrio / New to VW

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      10-03-2012 05:07 PM #1
      http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/3308682988.html

      I am from the 80's BMW world and know those quite will. I really like the VW's from the 80's and would love to own one.

      I'm curious about this car and if it's a good deal.

      Also about the oil leak? Big issue? easy fix?

      What do I need to look for in these VW's? Common Issues and a like.

      Really appreciate the hel!

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      10-03-2012 07:12 PM #2
      low mileage is good, any rust? what is the condition of the top? Where is the oil leakand how bad?

      Assumming the body is rust free I think the price is in line.

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      10-03-2012 07:17 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by ams2hill View Post
      low mileage is good, any rust? what is the condition of the top? Where is the oil leakand how bad?

      Assumming the body is rust free I think the price is in line.

      Sweet!! I'm getting pretty stoked! I'm going to go take a look at it.

      Also, I started a thread in the MK1 section because I realized that it is most likely more active, which appears to be true.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post79215265

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      10-03-2012 07:28 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by boisebimmer View Post
      Sweet!! I'm getting pretty stoked! I'm going to go take a look at it.

      Also, I started a thread in the MK1 section because I realized that it is most likely more active, which appears to be true.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post79215265
      Not so, this forum is very active and we are sort of more friendly than the other place.
      Besides we know more about topless things than most.

      oil leak? Naw that is it marking its parking spot.

      Tell us where it is dripping from and we can tell you about were and what to fix.
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      10-03-2012 08:30 PM #5
      what briano1234 said is true ..... best places to start for the oil leak is the valve cover gasket if it is cork then ditch it for the rubber and instead of the studs that are there find a bolt that is the same in every way thread and size and with a 10mm head because most rubber valve cover gaskets have a little metal ring in each whole and the stud will push it out and rip it been there changed it and you will never leak there again and the rubber is reusable for awile and but if not there check the oil pan the drain plug seal may be bad or the oil pan gasket may be bad these are just the easy checks and fixes but it never hurts to change somethings anyway cuz you never kno when it was done last if ever done at all but they are very awesome little vdubs
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      10-03-2012 10:00 PM #6
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      10-03-2012 10:53 PM #7
      I really overpayed for my 87 -_____- a running 81 with hopefully no rust 86k miles....I wouldn't think twice personally.

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      10-05-2012 04:17 PM #8
      Are the odometers 5 number or 6 number?

      The guy is out of town

    9. 10-05-2012 06:31 PM #9
      six number

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