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Old 12-13-2007, 12:34 AM
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:25 AM
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If you get it, there are some special tools you will need to invest in that make life a lot easier. To name a few, there is a special pliers made to pull the "pucks" out of the cam followers and a tool to depress the followers to get access to them. You will need to lock up the cam and IP{ when changing a timing belt ( every 40k miles!), but you can find things that will fit to make this possible. You will need (or need to make ) and adapter to mount a dial indicator to check the IP timing. You will need something to replace the c-clamps on the exhaust flange ( stupid idea) etc. Does the seller have any of these?

I still think it's a lot of money....anyone want a Rabbit Pickup

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Old 12-13-2007, 11:13 AM
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This was my 1981...I did the Callaway Turbo system and full Bilstein race suspension, euro bumpers and spoilers in 1982. The ride was mucho stiff, but my bones didn't creak as much then as now!
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:13 PM
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I'm having a mechanic help fix my diesel instead, rates for labor are reasonable.


I did like the car, though. if I hade some money to play with, I'd get it for sure.
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:03 PM
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bought it.


pics sometime, but she aint pretty.



Learned to drive manual in all of 10 mins. It's quite quick for a 1.6NA!
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:12 AM
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welcome to the dark ages.....
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Old 12-25-2007, 06:20 PM
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bought it.


pics sometime, but she aint pretty.



Learned to drive manual in all of 10 mins. It's quite quick for a 1.6NA!
My first 3 cars were 1980-1992 jetta diesel's with about the same 1.6n/a engine all of like 52hp imagine that in a larger car. I loved the cold start cable u can idle up the engine like on a hill whatever and they are gear just so there easy to drive even a novist. I can say i miss my jetta i don't miss the timing belt changes every 40-80K tho if they had a chain or gear now i'd be driving one still can't beat there simplicity or ease to work on or there fuel economy even vs a newer one. Tho there 87-92mph speed limit going down hill on 10% grade is kinda sad but i drove 4 hrs every weekend and got use to it just hold the throttle wide open all the way worked wonders
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