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    Thread: FAQ Thread for Sciroccos

    1. Senior Member Chris16vRocco's Avatar
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      08-24-2010 11:34 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbobby View Post
      so, where do you order those little RED POLYURETHANE pieces used in the front end and elsewhere?
      Prothane is probably one of the more common brand names out there for those. You can get them at pretty much any VW tuning place.

      GermanAutoParts sells them, as does NGP, and numerous other places.
      Deal with it.
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    2. 09-03-2010 06:40 PM #72
      OK this is soooooo easy but I can't find anyone to do oil changes for me without issues.
      How to do your own oil change (Super easy job that you should never pay for)

      How to do your own oil change. This is how I do them:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ver-pay-for%29

      How to do your own oil change. Tim's version:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3331185

      How to rotate your tires (Super easy job that you should never pay for)
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ver-pay-for%29

      More Oil talk:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...&highlight=oil

      More oil talk:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...529-engine-oil

      More oil talk:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-put-in-my-16v
      Last edited by Doug T; 09-12-2011 at 10:56 PM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

    3. 09-03-2010 07:10 PM #73
      Changing the rear hatch lock seal (PN: 16182752701c) on a mk2 Scirocco:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...3#post69271153

      Some info and some hack methods and materials:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ch-rubber-seal
      Last edited by Doug T; 05-21-2011 at 11:50 AM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

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      10-25-2010 08:08 AM #74
      Where can you find the lock seal?

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      10-25-2010 10:19 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Social_Joe View Post
      Where can you find the lock seal?
      your local VW dealership
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      VWs are known around the world to be some of the most dependable and long lasting vehicles. The "unreliable VW" is an American myth.

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      10-29-2010 09:56 PM #76
      http://www.a2resource.com/electrical/CE1.html

      Just adding for future use. Might come in handy.

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      12-04-2010 01:37 PM #77
      While I have it in my clipboard:

      CIS-E (16v Scirocco 1.8L PL) wiring

    8. 12-05-2010 01:59 AM #78
      Upgrading your starter to a Bosch gear reduction motor. Some details not shown.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...2#post69271112
      Last edited by Doug T; 05-21-2011 at 11:52 AM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

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      12-28-2010 01:29 AM #79
      Doug, Thanks for the starter / cold start valve wiring info here. I have a late 87 mfg date and wasn't sure if wiring like that would work. Hope it still is. I'll be picking up another diesel starter tomorrow for mine and wiring it that way.

      (thanks again for selling me one of those rad Bonelli Shirts!)

    10. 12-31-2010 08:31 PM #80
      TAIL FOG MK2
      This is one way to do N/A tail fog lights on a USA MK2 Scirocco:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...A-MK2-Scirocco

      MK2 inner lights --- fog v.s. driving
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...6#post78942326

      HEADLIGHTS All (MK2)
      Some information about why you should relay your headlights:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...5#post69513755

      HEADLIGHTS MK2 (plastic adjuster)
      (may work on MK2 Euro big lights):
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...re-to-get-them
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ight-adjusters

      HEADLIGHTS MK2
      source for BMW plastic adjuster (may work on MK2 Euro big lights):
      http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...2796@Headlight
      http://www.joetlc.com/headlight-adjusting-p-21415.html

      Hardware store MK2 Scirocco big Euro headlight adjuster (inner driving light adjuster shown in detail)
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...get-them/page2

      HEADLIGHTS MK1
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...2#post79422492

      HEADLIGHTS MK1
      One approach to MK1 aftermarket rounds. I like Hella but this is not Hella.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-%2856k-Die%29

      H4 conversion harness and H4 pinout and 9004/7 pinouts for HID

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...le-light-setup

      HEADLIGHTS
      I make my own harnesses however this is a link to a kit you can purchase:
      http://www.eurowires.net/

      MK2 Euro lamp bucket mounting

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...place-of-stock

      LED DASH LIGHTS
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Tech-Procedure

      City light LEDs
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...uro-Headlights
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...version.-Help.

      Connectors
      http://www.repairconnector.com/produ...am-Repair.html

      Backup-Reverse-Light-Switch

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...e-Light-Switch
      Last edited by Doug T; 10-20-2012 at 06:08 PM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

    11. 01-04-2011 12:48 AM #81
      Replacing-the-felt-and-anti-buzz-strips-on-your-MK2-center-console

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...enter-console.


      MK2 glove box repair. How the spring works....
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ring-works....
      Last edited by Doug T; 07-03-2011 at 01:38 AM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

    12. 01-23-2011 12:57 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by JonnyPhenomenon View Post
      just thought I would add a couple pictures I took of my rocco cluster the other day. the plastic circuit board on the back of the cluster has some print on it around the plugs that you cant really see unless you take them off.

      this is bound to be useful for Someone... (it was for me)



      does anyone have a diagram for that? what pins are responsible for the glow plugs/glow plug relay?
      I want to install a GTi cluster in my GTD and link a light to the factory cluster connector, to make everythink look and connect like OEM.
      if you have any info, email me at aleksandr.zacharov[at]gmail dot com
      Thanks

    13. 02-04-2011 12:37 AM #83
      How to repair your FUBA antenna mast/whip
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...enna-mast-whip
      Last edited by Doug T; 05-21-2011 at 11:54 AM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

    14. 02-07-2011 11:53 AM #84
      Last edited by Doug T; 02-07-2011 at 04:17 PM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

    15. 03-08-2011 12:06 PM #85
      Why you need stress bars:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...7#post71437887

      Front-end-jack-placement
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ement-for-MkII

      For side lifting use the cup on the floor near the front of the floor (behind the wheel well). Never crush the seam. If you use the floor cup make sure your jack has the proper size cup that fits. Don't use a flat cup jack for side lifting. Some cars (Pre 81) have fuel lines next to the cup.

      This is what the floor cup on a 1980 looks like . Note the cup has not been used much. The seam is bent. Note the fuel lines are next to the cup (74-80). They moved the lines more to the center on the later cars (1981-1992).

      Front-end-jack-placement
      Last edited by Doug T; 05-21-2011 at 12:00 PM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

    16. 04-20-2011 01:55 AM #86
      Wheel offset information:

      This link has some information about wheel size, offset, tire size, ride height and shocks:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ffset-question

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ET-20-on-an-S2

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post71472781



      Difficult to find A-1 front sway bar brackets. A thread about the strap on the bar end (mounts to the top of the A-arm) and some pictures and information on the rear A-arm mount bracket that bolts to the floor with the sway bar bushing cup. The kit is discontinued.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post71374081

      Last edited by Doug T; 05-21-2011 at 12:01 PM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

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      08-31-2011 12:20 PM #87
      would really like a basic engine swap info guide, as im replacing the old 1.8 8 valve with either a 2.0 8v or a 1.8t engine
      Thats a hot mom in that charger! Does it have a hemi? No it says its a three and a half. Id give her three and a half!!

    18. 09-10-2011 01:42 PM #88
      Fuel pump relay and fuel pump problems: (search)

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-power-bucking
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

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      10-18-2011 05:07 PM #89
      i dont remember if i asked before, but which way should the engine mounts go in the brackets? it would make sense to have the "V" point up, but im not 100% on that and have no idea how they came out. bentley doesnt have much to say about the mounts.


      but i did also find this...
      http://www.zdmak.com/wbstore/main.as...OLKSWAGEN&bl=3

      ^vw special tools at decent prices. also check baum tools- tho they did not list prices on their website, they do offer free print catalogs.


      after some curious searching i did find this bit of info.... "1800cc Longblock..Gas DOHC .. 16v .. PL
      Product ID #: 5525 - Ship Wt: 180 LBS. "
      Last edited by woody16v; 10-26-2011 at 12:55 PM.
      ...but then again, i do drive a festiva

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      10-31-2011 04:22 PM #90
      hi, i have a 1985 scirocco i changed the spark plugs, rotor, cap, plug wires, battery, and alternator. after i did those it started having a hesitation problem and sometimes dies. any suggestions on how to fix this?

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      02-10-2012 05:42 PM #91
      im trying to get maxium power out of my scirocco how would i go about this?

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      02-11-2012 01:24 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by hallc089 View Post
      im trying to get maxium power out of my scirocco how would i go about this?
      You should read this thread starting at the beginning. Pay close attention to post #38, found on the second page. It has a ton of details about how to get more power out of both an 8v engine and a 16v engine.

      -Bryan

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      02-11-2012 01:26 AM #93
      This is a DIY I did for adding light into the engine bay or anywhere else on the car (to be used for nightime roadside repairs). Details inside:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ent-Flashlight

      This is a DIY I did for changing out the cigarette lighter. The original one is obsolete from VW so the replacement socket is the same from a mk4 car, requiring minor wiring changes:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...arette-lighter
      Last edited by ANSAracingb; 02-12-2014 at 02:23 PM.
      -Bryan

    24. 09-30-2012 12:04 PM #94
      Last edited by Doug T; 09-30-2012 at 12:06 PM.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
      TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
      1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
      Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's

    25. 12-07-2012 04:59 PM #95
      I'v found this pretty handy in my own re wiring project.
      http://www.clubgti.com/showthread.ph...75-Fusebox-FAQ

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      12-09-2012 12:28 AM #96
      www.rikerstardresser.com - I'm a donor, are you? - www.marrow.org

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      03-08-2013 07:44 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by TheTimob View Post
      This is for an 84.



      Does anyone have something like this for a MK1 I'm missing a few
      http://dubenvy.com
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      04-07-2013 09:42 PM #99
      CIS-E replacement throttle switches

      So, VW has NLA'ed the throttle switch (idle / WOT) switch assembly (VW part# 027-133-061-B)
      Fear not! McMaster-Carr has usable replacements!
      McMaster-Carr # 7658K13 is dimensionally damned close, has the correct lever, and has an identical mounting hole pattern.
      http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/119/887/=m83fid
      Simply cut your old one off of the wiring and bracket, and bolt & splice the new part on (minor tweaking of the lever may be necessary.)
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      08-13-2013 03:13 PM #100
      S2 Rear wiper motor removal plug
      Back in the early 90's I accidentally discovered that the door mirror (manual) adjuster knob from any A1 or A2 chassis (Rabbit, Scirocco, Jetta) fits perfectly into the hole when you remove the rear wiper motor. You have to leave the rubber boot that surrounds the glass but the knob squeezes tightly into place with no need of silicone or a trip to the hardware store, though you may have to hit a junkyard to find the adjuster knob or you can order a brand new one from VW for less than $10. When I first did this I immediately went to the car wash and with the pressure washer not a drop of water got through. Best of all its an original VW part.


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      10-15-2013 09:23 AM #101
      Has this been added? wiper motor swap:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...per-Motor-Swap
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      10-15-2013 03:38 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Neptuno View Post
      Has this been added? wiper motor swap:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...per-Motor-Swap
      That looks very cool, I'll have to try that! I didn't know they were interchangeable
      -Bryan

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