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#1 dubCanuck1

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Posted November 1, 2005 - 3:25 AM

Well, it's started. I was in the garage tonight and decided to pull up the sleeves...... Here's a few shots of me starting in on the front end. I'm getting a hoist tonight (Tuesday) in prep for pulling the engine later this week.

16 years of agony, salt, neglect, abuse, and a general ass kicking looks like this:

Guess who got caught in the rain again after sanding down the hood.
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Check out that Odometer!!!!! Wooowwoooo!!!!
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The new beast (2002 TDI ALH)
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Hmmm, wonder if this contributed to some of the black in my oil?????
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...and 2 hours later........
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Edited by dubCanuck1, November 1, 2005 - 3:37 AM.


#2 Grunge

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Posted November 1, 2005 - 2:48 PM

power wash that out!, its much nicer to work on  goodjob.gif  

#3 dubCanuck1

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Posted November 1, 2005 - 2:52 PM

Sand blaster's coming in a couple weeks. It'll clean it better biggrin.gif

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Posted November 2, 2005 - 1:07 AM

Some more goodies.....

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Posted November 2, 2005 - 6:22 AM

Nice. A cherry picker definately helps with removing and installing motors.
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Posted November 2, 2005 - 10:25 AM

nice.... i should be swappin in the A2 myself..

quick question tho.. in the picture of your interface (when you were showin us the odometer)... whas teh yellow LED w/ the spring swirl turned sidwayz for??

i dont have it on mine and was very curious as to what that is for

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Posted November 2, 2005 - 10:46 AM

im guessing thats the block heater? or somehting with glow plugs? something to do with the deisel

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Posted November 2, 2005 - 11:43 AM

glow plugs.

#9 dubCanuck1

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Posted November 2, 2005 - 2:32 PM

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Yepper. Don't start the car until ze yellow light she goes out.

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Posted November 2, 2005 - 10:55 PM

A while ago the fuse for the glowplugs went.... It was still somewhat warm out so the gp light would stay on for a few seconds then I would try and crank the engine.... Wouldn't go. So after cranking it a few times I checked and sure enough it was the fuse. Replaced it then you should have seen it start up! Kaboom, the engine revved up pretty high! The cyclinders were flooded with diesel from trying to crank it over those few times. Wish I had a tach, I was wondering what it had spiked to.
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#11 dubCanuck1

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Posted November 2, 2005 - 11:33 PM

Was that the flat, long one, that's hidden, 007-style under the steering column? I had that one go once and I had no clue what was the matter.

I wish mine had a tach too. It goes 0-12 hours in 12 hours. screwy.gif

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Posted November 3, 2005 - 1:44 AM

Hmm not under the steering column. Its along the firewall in the engine compartment. Drivers side I think.

Funny story about the goofy VW clocks... I was in auto one day putting new mids in my car and a friend of mine said dude wtf your tach just moved. The car was off so he was really confused. Long story short, the whole class made fun of him because he thought the clock was a tach  goodjob.gif  
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#13 dubCanuck1

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Posted November 5, 2005 - 4:36 AM

Well, some more work and here's the final picture. It doesn't look like much, but behind the engine, I've removed the exhaust, shift linkages and whatnot. Everything except for the driveaxles, cold start and the mounts.

I couldn't do the driveaxles because I don't have an 8mm 12-point driver bit to remove them. I also don't have a bolt for the chain to the engine. I'll have her out tomorrow.

For now, here's the pic. I'm zapped. I will be taking the time after I pull the engine to take care of the rust and dirt in the engine bay. It was just disgusting. You don't want to see the stuff behind the engine and down by the oil pan.

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Posted November 5, 2005 - 11:38 PM

i guess it was 1991 that they decided to put a tach in the diesels, cause i got one!!  Op-Ivy, whenever possible get a K&N filter.  The best thing is to just replace the stock filter (which i did)  I tell ya, i have more power in the higher RPM's and i don't shoot out as much smoke, infact sometimes i don't shoot any out!!  Just thought i'd let you know since a diesel is under powered to begin with.
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#15 dubCanuck1

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Posted November 6, 2005 - 6:29 AM

OK, update time. I spent a few hours working on the car. My question is this.... Who's idea was it to mount the cold start cable with so much damn hardware, and in such a pain in the ass location? I had to pretty much pull every piece off the injector to get at 4 stinking hex bolts.

Also, the CV's are killing me. I got a bit to do it, but they are impeded by the boot. I think I'm going to cut it away as it's pretty greebly. I also have to support the wheel on the side that I'm removing the axle so that the angle of the driveshaft doesn't obstruct the wrench. Once again, who's freakin idea was it to mount them with 8mm, 12-sided bits? I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to destroy something to get them free. Where'd I put that sawz'all?

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Posted November 6, 2005 - 8:00 AM

once you have the 12 point wrench they come out pretty easy, i had to replace a cv joint boot on my car and all you need to do is pop off the axle nut with a 30mm sockets or something like that with the wheel still on , then un bolt it from the tranny and it should slide right out.  

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Posted November 6, 2005 - 4:28 PM

yeah.. torx bits do amazing things.. untill i got them i think i stripped out ever one and ened up having to put lock grips on em and beat them off.. pretty jank i know laugh.gif  

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Posted November 6, 2005 - 4:29 PM

Nice start to the build up...I'm excitied to see the progress..
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Posted November 6, 2005 - 4:31 PM

and oh yeah.. im glad to see someone else doing somthing to a 4 door golf.. goodjob.gif  

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Posted November 6, 2005 - 4:52 PM

I dunno zag, i like being able to blow smoke. It's fun to just fly by a group of people and just let it all out  laugh.gif

I think its hilarious!
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Posted November 6, 2005 - 5:01 PM

^ I'll have to agree with that, everytime someone tailgates me i let'em have it, as much smoke as possible!!  Usually around 4000 RPM biggrin.gif  

I'm guessing increasing the boost would help add more smoke excretion laugh.gif  laugh.gif  

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Posted November 6, 2005 - 5:09 PM

That's sick man, keep up the good work  emthup.gif  
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Posted November 6, 2005 - 6:35 PM

Lookin good man... cant wait to see that 02 engine in their.  I wish I had a garage to get my body work done on my car.  It gets way to cold outside this time of year!
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Posted November 6, 2005 - 11:21 PM

CV Joints done. Tomorrow night, there should be a big ol' hole in the middle of the car.

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Posted November 7, 2005 - 12:07 AM

Hole in the middle of the car? Are you doing a rag top or something? My coupe had a ragtop but the guy I bought it from patched it up. If I keep it I might put a ragtop back in it because his patch job sucks. Then I'll cage it to get the rigidity back.
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