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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: How I change out my Water Pump

    Changing a water pump? Don't work at it from the bottom up.... Try this. O dear, my water pump is nicht sie pumpin. it is gerfunked beyond...

    Started by briano1234, 08-26-2010 06:44 PM
    body, break, car, change, fan, faster, fluid, forum, gear, golf, jetta, loose, mount, paint, pulley, remove, removing, res, rust, spray, start, steering, support, volkswagen, work
    • Replies: 6
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    01-08-2014 01:28 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: How-to-flush-your radiator

    This is one of the best things that you can do for your car. Flushing out the old and renewing is a good thing. First lets get the old out and...

    Started by briano1234, 07-18-2010 02:42 PM
    buy, car, check, clear, cover, drive, engine, flush, good, heater, lip, lower, mount, power, remove, removing, replacement, res, ser, steering, things, time, top, watch, water
    • Replies: 18
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    06-09-2013 09:48 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Replacing Head gasket Tip...

    I have read that many head gasket issues are the result of the head gasket moving during head replacement. This could be very true because we read...

    Started by amesghali, 03-06-2011 11:19 PM
    bolts, coolant, cut, driver, flat, guide, hand, head, head gasket, issues, job, moving, oil, people, read, remove, removing, replacement, screw, square, time, tip, tool, true, wheel
    • Replies: 12
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    02-13-2013 07:53 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Replace your Valve Cover Gasket. 90-93 Cabby.

    How to remove and replace Valve cover Gasket 90-93 cabby Automatic shown no Cruise. The Better Gasket is from Victor-Reinz It is for a 1990 VW...

    Started by briano1234, 04-29-2011 05:29 PM
    air, automatic, cheap, cleaner, cover, cruise, driver, end, fan, foo, forced, forum, front, good, intake, mini, oil, parts, remove, removing, starting, sway bar, top, upgrade, volkswagen
    • Replies: 6
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    01-10-2013 06:59 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Head bolt headache!!

    Ok, I need some help here before I go postal. I have had too many probs getting head bolts for my bunny. I ordered what the parts store said would...

    Started by DirtNap, 04-14-2012 01:33 PM
    1981, 4 door, big, bolt, bunny, custom, door, fit, forum, forums, great, head, heard, hey, long, ordered, parts, rabbit, set, style, thread, times, vin, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 5
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    12-05-2012 10:52 PM Go to last post
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  1. Binding while turning diesel engine over by hand

    While checking the timing I found it was binding while turning the engine over via the crankshaft bolt. Currently number 4 lobes are "up", number 1...

    Started by absenth, 03-17-2017 11:56 AM
    advice, bolt, car, correct, cover, diesel, engine, flywheel, forum, forums, head, link, number, place, plan, plate, recall, start, step, time, timing, valve, volkswagen, wanted, weekend
    • Replies: 2
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    03-17-2017 03:29 PM Go to last post
  2. Timing Belt

    Just got this in the mail today. Does this edge look normal? Or should the entire belt look like this?

    Started by absenth, 03-04-2017 11:26 PM
    82, 83, albums, back, belt, conti, continental, don, edge, hey, interior, local, mail, normal, parts, photobucket, remember, se, teeth, timing, timing belt, tire, today, volkswagen, wi
    • Replies: 3
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    03-17-2017 11:15 AM Go to last post
  3. Unhappy 84 Rabbit - Low compression?

    Think I found the culprit...at least the primary contributor...to Bugs' being acutely obstinate regarding merely starting when its 30-40 deg outside....

    Started by RuralTowner, 12-01-2015 08:07 PM
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    10-29-2016 04:34 AM Go to last post
  4. Moved: Engne swap or Original?

    Started by exhilir, 10-19-2016 01:18 AM
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    10-19-2016 01:18 AM Go to last post
  5. Valve cover stripped bolts

    My 1.9 aaz mtr has one of the bolt holes for the valve cover on the head stripped out. What have others done to fix this.

    Started by Blue Haze, 09-21-2016 10:10 PM
    bolt, bolts, coil, cover, die, fix, head, head gasket, how to, larger, left, meat, mod, real, remember, repair, ripped, ser, shows, size, stripped, thread, tps, type, valve
    • Replies: 6
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    09-24-2016 07:03 PM Go to last post
  6. 1.6d pump onto 1.9tdi

    Does anyone know if it is possible to take a mechanical pump and put it on a 1.9td I know you can put a 1.9td I head on a 1.6d but what about the...

    Started by slowbunny83, 09-19-2016 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-19-2016 09:52 PM Go to last post
  7. no start no click

    83 1.7 rabbit conv gas, i installed new starter 4 months ago and yesterday morning she didnt start, no click from starter or anything, battery is...

    Started by 781rabbid83, 09-14-2016 04:49 PM
    ago, art, battery, click, conv, driver, forum, forums, gas, ins, installed, interior, key, months, morning, position, rabbit, relay, replaced, star, start, starter, switch, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 466
    09-16-2016 08:56 PM Go to last post
  8. Should I still drill a hole in this thermostat? If so, where?

    https://i.sli.mg/iixn0Z.jpg Thanks!

    Started by shornber, 06-13-2016 09:12 PM
    air, bubbles, cap, choice, don, drilling, edge, engine, fan, fluid, hole, hot, leave, lip, photobucket, replace, res, run, running, thermostat, times, top, tps, water, work
    • Replies: 2
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    06-15-2016 06:22 AM Go to last post
  9. Remove A/C L-bracket from 84 Rabbit

    I'm in the process of replacing my water pump and the A/C unit is the next thing to come out. Then I can get after the alternator and then hopefully...

    Started by shornber, 06-10-2016 06:24 AM
    advice, album, alternator, attack, bolts, bracket, forum, forums, keeping, photo, process, pump, rabbit, remove, replacing, suggestions, thing, tps, uni, unit, volkswagen, vw rabbit, water, water pump, wha
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 783
    06-13-2016 06:10 AM Go to last post
  10. Radiator return upgrade.

    I got tired of that Return hose weeping, or breaking, and every time that I have to take it off pray that I don't cut it off or break the radiator....

    Started by briano1234, 06-12-2016 06:51 PM
    1980, 98, albums, breaking, briano, cha, change, clamps, cut, degree, don, fit, fitting, hose, media, photobucket, radiator, return, time, tired, upgrade, user
    • Replies: 0
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    06-12-2016 06:51 PM Go to last post
  11. Moved: 1984 cabby wont hold charge on battery?

    Started by outdoorcitizen, 06-04-2016 11:07 PM
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    06-04-2016 11:07 PM Go to last post
  12. Moved: Cabby go down at 100 km/h

    Started by AndreaPelle, 05-30-2016 02:45 AM
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    05-30-2016 02:45 AM Go to last post
  13. mk1 1.6 na into turbo diesel

    Hey does anyone know what kind of power gains i could get out of a 1.6 na with a td injector pump, td injectors, 1.9 head, 8v exhaust, t3/t4 turbo at...

    Started by slowbunny83, 05-05-2016 08:52 PM
    1.6, 1.9, boost, diesel, exhaust, gains, head, hey, injector, injector pump, injectors, kind, mk1, power, pump, turbo, turbo diesel, volkswagen, wha, wi
    • Replies: 0
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    05-05-2016 08:52 PM Go to last post
  14. Moved: mk1 diesel performance

    Started by slowbunny83, 05-04-2016 06:15 PM
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    05-04-2016 06:15 PM Go to last post
  15. Moved: How huch does your diesel smoke?

    Started by russman, 04-23-2016 09:29 AM
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    04-23-2016 09:29 AM Go to last post
  16. Moved: Have a problem!

    Started by Zachkirk1221, 04-15-2016 10:31 PM
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    04-15-2016 10:31 PM Go to last post
  17. Moved: Leads for Muffler choices

    Started by 781rabbid83, 03-25-2016 11:45 PM
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    03-25-2016 11:45 PM Go to last post
  18. glow plug #2

    so i got out all the glow plugs and installed #'s 1 , 3, & 4 (from left to right) without too much trouble. #2 on the other hand seems impossible to...

    Started by xlthlx, 01-28-2016 08:26 AM
    's, allowed, bet, clearance, end, glow, glow plug, glow plugs, hand, hole, ideas, impossible, injector, injector pump, ins, installed, issue, left, plug, plugs, poster, posts, pump, trouble, wi
    • Replies: 1
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    01-28-2016 09:05 AM Go to last post
  19. Moved: Engine turns but wont start, fuel filter maybe?

    Started by Ramblo, 01-08-2016 10:37 PM
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    01-08-2016 10:37 PM Go to last post
  20. Upgrading from a 1.8 oil pump to a 2.0 36mm pump.

    Due to a flaky intermittent low oil pressure light at idle when the temp was at 110 degrees I decided to upgrade my oil pump. I checked the oil...

    Started by briano1234, 12-31-2015 06:42 AM
    breaking, car, cheap, correct, green, idle, impression, installed, issue, light, low, lower, oil, oil pressure, ordered, pickup, pressure, removed, rpm, spec, tray, tube, upgrade, upgrading, valve
    • Replies: 0
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    12-31-2015 06:42 AM Go to last post
  21. Engine randomly shuts off

    Hey guys, So the 85 cabriolet had been running great until a few days ago. Drove multiple miles with zero problems. Now, when i and im drive...

    Started by schuhk, 10-24-2015 11:56 PM
    brakes, braking, cabriolet, cold, days, die, drive, engine, great, ground, guys, hey, hit, hot, ice, idle, issue, lot, miles, owner, pics, power, problems, running, thinking
    • Replies: 4
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    10-25-2015 09:56 AM Go to last post
  22. stuck injector heat shield

    I pulled my injectors for a rebuild but one of the heat shields is stuck fast... two popped out with ease, one fought be a little but the last one is...

    Started by russman, 10-11-2015 05:22 PM
    advice, coming, damage, edge, expe, expensive, fast, hard, heat, heat shield, hit, injector, injectors, las, lit, make, pin, popped, pulled, rebuild, round, shield, stuck, wi
    • Replies: 9
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    10-19-2015 07:11 PM Go to last post
  23. V-Belt length w/o AC but with AC pulley on w/p

    Hello, I tried searching for a bit, so i thought i would post. I recently found my AC compressor was bad and pulled it, along with all hoses and...

    Started by schuhk, 10-08-2015 08:17 AM
    alternator, bad, belt, bit, cabriolet, compressor, crank, hey, ion, length, pos, post, pulley, pulleys, pump, ques, question, run, searching, ser, setup, thought, water, wha, work
    • Replies: 6
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    10-16-2015 01:01 PM Go to last post
  24. 81 diesel rabbit wont start

    Hey, recently joined too see about getting some help with my 81 diesel rabbit pickup. I drove my rabbit all last summer, but I let it set all winter...

    Started by urfer183, 08-17-2015 11:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-18-2015 12:57 PM Go to last post
  25. 1.6 Diesel injection pump timing and idle speed

    What effect does retarding or advancing the IP timing have on a diesel engine? Bentley says my standard IP timing should be "checking .83 -...

    Started by RabbitGabe, 08-16-2015 06:18 PM
    adjusting, bentley, car, cheap, diesel, don, engine, gauge, good, idle, injection, interior, low, number, performance, pump, question, rpm, running, set, speed, spray, standard, timing, volkswagen
    • Replies: 3
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    08-16-2015 08:28 PM Go to last post
  26. 1981 Rabbit 1.6 Diesel driver side mount question. Thanks!

    Hello everyone! Not sure if the pics worked, but I have a question. I'm replacing the driver side mount, and I noticed that the bolt passes through...

    Started by RabbitGabe, 08-05-2015 11:13 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    08-11-2015 08:56 AM Go to last post
  27. Checking Head Block for Warpage

    Blew the head gasket in the 84' Rabbit diesel the other day. Checked for any kind of warp-age long wise & found I can stick a .008 in - .010...

    Started by Rocfreya, 08-01-2015 10:47 AM
    bad, center, day, dead, diesel, engine, exhaust, forum, forums, gasket, gauge, head, head gasket, hey, kind, long, machined, manifold, rabbit, shop, start, step, stick, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 5
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    08-02-2015 12:10 PM Go to last post
  28. Adjustment after Injection Pump Rebuild

    Are there any adjustments needed to be made to the IP after a finished rebuild? Believe its IP timing The sprocket position with the locking...

    Started by Rocfreya, 03-19-2015 01:13 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 787
    08-01-2015 12:28 PM Go to last post
  29. Rabbit New Fuel pump - engine not starting

    Working on a friends 81 Rabbit Pickup. Got a 16v Scrocco engine in it. Changed the fuel pump that's directly after the tank, & can verify its...

    Started by Rocfreya, 07-30-2015 08:59 AM
    air, alot, bleed, engine, forum, forums, friends, fuel, fuel pump, ins, pickup, pump, pushing, rabbit, run, running, star, starting, stay, tank, time, volkswagen, vw rabbit, working
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 857
    08-01-2015 10:51 AM Go to last post
  30. 1981 Rabbit Diesel 1.6 motor mounts help

    Greetings everyone! My name is Gabe and I am brand new to the forum. Three years ago I inherited a 1981 Rabbit Diesel with the 1.6 n/a engine, 5...

    Started by RabbitGabe, 07-31-2015 11:41 PM
    1981, 5 speed, 81, car, classic, cover, diesel, engine, florida, forum, fuel, idle, injector pump, manual, mk1, motor, mounts, pics, rabbit, road, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wanted
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 586
    08-01-2015 08:40 AM Go to last post
  31. Need New Radiator

    Hey guys, Im new here and this is my first post. Heres some background on the Rabbit. its a 78 1.5 diesel that I got for a really good deal. I just...

    Started by Legan, 06-21-2015 09:56 PM
    air, bad, california, car, deal, diesel, forum, fuel, fuel pump, good, guys, hey, long, makes, post, problem, rabbit, replacement, running, thinking, time, upgrade, volkswagen, vw rabbit, work
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,644
    07-06-2015 08:16 PM Go to last post
  32. 1.6L Rabbit Diesel Vacuum pump not creating vacuum

    Hi everyone, I have a 82 rabbit caddy diesel and I'm having issues with the vacuum pump. Last winter I rebuilt my old pump and it worked for...

    Started by carroot1, 05-28-2015 03:55 PM
    bra, brand, break, create, day, diesel, end, engine, fine, forum, forums, gear, inside, installed, issues, line, making, pump, rabbit, truck, volkswagen, vw rabbit, win, winter, worked
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 717
    05-28-2015 07:06 PM Go to last post
  33. Need Short Water Pump

    I have an 81 Rabbit Convertible 1.6L gas that I'm putting back together. It had had the AC butchered off of it at some time previously and the...

    Started by threedoor, 05-19-2015 12:17 PM
    auto, cabriolet, car, convertible, diesel, fixed, forum, forums, gas, harness, hey, hub, long, make, mile, rabbit, rock, short, suggestions, time, volkswagen, vw rabbit, waste, water, wiring
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 595
    05-20-2015 09:12 PM Go to last post
  34. CIS Prostart guide

    http://chris.chemidl.in/cis-injection-hot-start-protraining-manual/

    Started by briano1234, 05-10-2015 03:17 PM
    art, chris, cis, guide, hot, injection, ion, manual, pro, pros, star, start
    • Replies: 0
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    05-10-2015 03:17 PM Go to last post
  35. 1.6TD T3 weird turbo noise

    I just recently bought a caddy with a 1.6TD. The turbo was leaking really bad, so I took it out and rebuilt it. Now it spools much better and I can...

    Started by orb95, 05-04-2015 07:34 PM
    art, bad, bet, bought, caddy, cold, driving, hear, ideas, leaking, makes, minutes, motor, noise, normal, oil, oil pressure, pressure, sound, star, start, turbo, weird, whistle, whistling
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 719
    05-04-2015 07:34 PM Go to last post

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