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    Thread: FAQ Thread for Sciroccos

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      Information
      01) How to buy a Scirocco (PPI)
      02) Common Maintenence items
      03) What are my first upgrades?
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      Multispoke
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      Nine Spoke
      Mk2 Scirocco and Cabriolet (5¬? x 13, ET 38)
      also euro Mk1 Golf GTi


      Rabbit GTI and Quantum Synchro (6 x 14, ET 38) Mk2 Scirocco California Edition and Mk2 Scirocco Slegato
      (There is a non-painted version on some A2 cars)


      Hockenheim (5¬? x 13, ET 38) 1985 Scirocco Wolfsburg edition


      Le Castellet
      (6 x 14, ET 38) Used on last european Scirocco GTX's
      (6 x 15, ET 35)
      (6¬? x15, ET33)
      (Option on Golf/Jetta in 85-89 USA)


      Montreal (6 x 14, ET 38mm)
      Used on some later Mk2 sciroccos


      Pirelli P-Slots(6 x14 , ET 38mm)


      Sebring (6 x 15, ET 35) Corrado G60


      Silverstone (Tear Drop) (6 x 14, ET38)
      Golf Mk 2 16v Scirocco 16v - USA


      Zandvoort
      (6 x 14, ET38) 90-93 Cabriolet


      (6 x 15, ET35) European Corrado 16V


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    2. 11-08-2006 07:09 PM #2
      Most of this isn't MKI specific, do we need two FAQs?

    3. 11-08-2006 11:36 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by frrtbkr »
      Most of this isn't MKI specific, do we need two FAQs?

      lets put in parenthasis after every link whether or not its Mk specefic. for example. . .

      Wheel and tire tips (Mk1 Mk2)


    4. 11-15-2006 12:23 PM #4
      why is this thread still sticky even tho the first 23 topics don't work?

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      11-15-2006 10:06 PM #5
      This is a new FAQ, so it's still under construction.

      Also, this should be an all-inclusive FAQ for all Sciroccos (except the IROC), and should be named as such.

      Deal with it.
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      11-28-2006 10:15 AM #6
      I once pulled up all these Scirocco buyers guide (sorta) threads..

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2539489

      It's not organized, but is this the sort of stuff we want for the "How to buy a Scirocco" thread at the top os this sticky?

      Or, does it need to e sorted out and indexed?


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    8. 12-20-2006 05:33 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by frrtbkr »
      Most of this isn't MKI specific, do we need two FAQs?


      I see your point, and actually I'd be more inclined to suggest 3 sub-divisions...MKI, MKII, and 16V....

      Or perhaps it would be simpler and more practical to create another sticky thread that explains the differences between the various versions of Scirocco that would help guide the 'less-familiar' toward topics that are more specific to their car.

      Also, what about a topic that gives hints on parts from other cars that are salvageable/useable on the Scirocco? For example, you can rebuild an 8v's control pressure regulator with the similar part found on many Audis and Mercedes Benz models from the late 80's/early 90's. Things like that could be a major help to some people. - Just a thought.


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      02-02-2007 06:14 PM #9
      if it help the name of the last wheel is Estoril came in a 4 and 5 lug...

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      02-13-2007 04:29 PM #10
      The Zandvoort's also came in 13's
      The entire tool selection at Sears or the contents of a Snap-On truck will do you no good if you do not know how to use them.

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      03-24-2007 04:23 PM #11
      This is for an 84.


    12. 04-01-2007 10:45 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by timbo2132 »
      This is for an 84.


      makes me think bout my problem wit my 16v


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      04-03-2007 08:57 PM #13
      Scirocco Fuel Tank Recall information

      there was a recall made on some roccos due to them rusting out along a seam. if it hasnt been done yet, then Presto, you get a free, dealer installed gas tank, along with all of the extra stuff needed to complete the operation.

      more info on the recall
      http://www.scirocco.org/faq/mi....html
      http://www.scirocco.org/faq/mi....html
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4150893

      punch your vin number in here to see if yours has been done.
      http://www.vw.com/myvw/yourcar...en/us/

      if the recall has been done but your tank is shot, then you can get a new one for cheap. brand new tanks are about 120$. Just do a quick google search for online suppliers.



      Modified by JonnyPhenomenon at 8:50 PM 4-8-2010

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      04-08-2007 01:38 PM #14
      This is what your transmission code looks like. As you can see, I have a 4K transmission made on 12/10 1983 (last digit is the year)

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      This is how you get off those stupid springs on 8v Mk2s

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      Click here To see how to do a Mk3 alternator install...


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      04-13-2007 05:45 PM #15
      Here is my contribution to the fuse/relay panel information.

      one thing about fuse number 17, on my car it affects the fuel pump. when I unplug it, and plug it back in (when the car is off but key in the on position) the fuel pump buzzes like it does when it primes up. I wonder if Mine is swapped with fuse number 2?


      Modified by JonnyPhenomenon at 3:52 PM 4-17-2007


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      05-01-2007 06:02 PM #16
      Here's the box that makes the OXS light turn on:

      The box counts to 30K, and turns that light on. Push the button way in to reset it.



      Modified by TheTimob at 9:29 PM 2-20-2009


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      05-02-2007 09:16 AM #17
      good pic timbo.

      do you think we should all replace our O2 sensors after 30k? lol

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      05-02-2007 04:17 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by JonnyPhenomenon »
      good pic timbo.

      do you think we should all replace our O2 sensors after 30k? lol

      I think 50k... MAYBE!

      But really - if you have your car tuned right, and it does not run rich or lean or any of that - the sensor can last for a long damn time. I'd change it just so it doesn't sieze in the pipe though!


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      05-07-2007 08:17 PM #19
      Does anyone have a detalied pics of the back of a fuse box? Like were all the single wires go and what color. Thanks

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      05-19-2007 06:28 PM #20
      Model and years courtesy of Chris16vRocco


      A1 platform:
      75-84 Rabbit a.k.a. Golf Mk1
      83-84 GTI
      80-84 Jetta Mk1
      75-81 Scirocco Mk1
      82-88 Scirocco Mk2
      80-93 Cabriolet
      80-84 Rabbit Pickup

      A2 Platform:
      85-92 Golf/GTI
      85-92 Jetta

      A3 platform:
      93-98 (and early 99) Golf/GTI
      93-98 (and early 99) Jetta
      94-01 Cabrio

      A4 platform:
      98- New Beetle
      99-05 (early) Jetta
      99-06 (early) Golf/GTI
      99-06 Audi TT

      A5 platform:
      05- Jetta
      06- GTI
      07- Rabbit
      05- Audi A3
      07- Audi TT

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      Modified by badpenny at 10:16 AM 5-21-2007


      Modified by badpenny at 10:20 AM 5-21-2007

      The entire tool selection at Sears or the contents of a Snap-On truck will do you no good if you do not know how to use them.

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      07-01-2007 08:08 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by badpenny »
      Model and years courtesy of Chris16vRocco


      A1 platform:
      75-84 Rabbit a.k.a. Golf Mk1
      83-84 GTI
      80-84 Jetta Mk1
      75-81 Scirocco Mk1
      82-88 Scirocco Mk2
      80-93 Cabriolet
      80-84 Rabbit Pickup

      A2 Platform:
      85-92 Golf/GTI
      85-92 Jetta
      89-93 Corrado

      A3 platform:
      93-98 (and early 99) Golf/GTI
      93-98 (and early 99) Jetta
      94-01 Cabrio

      A4 platform:
      98- New Beetle
      99-05 (early) Jetta
      99-06 (early) Golf/GTI
      99-06 Audi TT

      A5 platform:
      05- Jetta
      06- GTI
      07- Rabbit
      05- Audi A3
      07- Audi TT

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      Modified by badpenny at 10:16 AM 5-21-2007


      Modified by badpenny at 10:20 AM 5-21-2007


      Added the corrado for you

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      07-17-2007 06:02 PM #23
      Here's a pic that'll help you identify if you have hydro lifters.

      If #4 is missing, you have hydro lifters. If it's there, Solids!


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      07-19-2007 12:30 PM #24
      Nice links.

      Thanks for Information


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      07-20-2007 10:15 AM #25
      I hate to say it, but I dont know what the difference is between hydro and solid lifters. does the 16v have solid or hydro? (or one or the other?) is there an easy way to tell with the 16v?
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      07-20-2007 09:10 PM #26
      All (VW) 16v are hydro. (ottinger 16v or however ya spell it is solid)

      It just means that oil adjusts them to the cam clearance. Solids must be adjusted manually with shims.

      Solids can take more aggressive cams though. They are used in racing engines.

      1987.5 is supposed to be the dividing line for 8vs.


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      07-22-2007 10:21 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by timbo2132 »
      All (VW) 16v are hydro. (ottinger 16v or however ya spell it is solid)

      Oettinger...close tho'

      Here are some pic's of it for reference:







      Modified by Sirocco at 7:24 PM 7-22-2007


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      07-24-2007 05:12 PM #28
      can you replace the hydro lifters with solid ones?
      what does a "lifter" look like anyway? I havvent had one of these totally apart. lol
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      08-01-2007 08:11 PM #29
      Just thought I would add my sunroof gasket rebuild diy to the faq

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3234527

      I would rather pay ten bucks to rebuild a leaky sunroof gasket instead of paying 120$ for a new one.

      who is with me?

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      08-22-2007 05:16 PM #31
      OIL FILTER INFORMATION:
      i got this from a cabriolet site:
      these are the ONLY filters to date,that have the correct pressure relief valve that every VW owner makes sure of(mann or mahles)
      heres the filters that are acceptable(aka,the ones with the pressure relief valve)
      Bosch (part #3421)
      Mahle (part #OC 47)
      Mann (part #W719/5)
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      STP (part #S2870A)
      Volkswagen (part #056115561G)
      Wix/NAPA (part #51088)

      they labelled fram as an inferior product,and strongly advise NO ONE to use fram oil filters.


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      09-08-2007 10:35 PM #32
      [QUOTE=timbo2132]This is what your transmission code looks like. As you can see, I have a 4K transmission made on 12/10 1983 (last digit is the year)

      =================================================


      I know this is a minor thing but the date code is read 12th day, 10th month,1983.......germans always write dates with day/month/year...not month/day/year


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      How to repair your dash bulbs:

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      11-08-2007 09:50 AM #35
      Part numbers for 5th gear swap, with the prices that I paid so you can put your parts guy in his place....

      020-311-308C = XZN bolt, aka "SCREW" :: $6.44
      020-311-324B = washer :: $3.07
      020-301-215C = 5th gear housing gasket :: $8.95
      020-311-579B = fork lock plate "SLEEVE" :: $3.59
      N901-060-01 = 8v 5th Gear Circlip "RING" :: $2.25


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