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2001 Archive

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My daughter has a 1984 diesel golf the headlight/wipers /blowers have stopped working, someone mentioned a power reliief relay / any knowledge? or circuit diagram Many thanks John
John Cooper <>
Ross-on-Wye, UK - Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 03:49:24 (PST)

I have a 1998 Audi A$ Quattro and can't get the interior lights to work. I have good reason to believe the fuse is missing in the fusebox for the interior lights. Unfortunately, I do not have the manual for the car and can't find any information online. Does anyone know (by looking at their similar Audi manual) where the fuse is located in the fusebox for the interior lights? Thank you very much for your help.
Mateo <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 00:06:01 (PST)

I've got 99 Jetta TDI with 95,000 kms on it. Just finished taking it in for the 96,000 km service and found there was a problem with the water pump, glow plug wiring harness, and oilpan. My car has also been noticably sluggish for the last while as weel. $2000 later, the dealership tells me I have a bloackage in the intake manifold that is responsible for the sluggishness. Has anyone else had this problem??? I was told to call VW Canada and try to get them to come good for the service.
Kevin Lange <>
Calgary, AB Canada - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 14:14:46 (PST)

transporter that is a slug to drive. It wasn't always like this. When it was newer it went much better. It's got 60,000kms, just been serviced(major) and the dealer has 3 vans in the workshop with the same problem and doesn't know what it is. These are the facts: all are around 60,000kms, all are TDIs, all came in with the same complaint(gutless), MAS sensors OK, charge temp/pressure OK, turbo OK. If any one out there has had this problem or knows anything else to check please reply or e-mail me. Thanks
Bill Hats <>
Sydney, N.S.W Australia - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 03:18:55 (PST)

I've updated the guestbook page a bit. First I split the big page into yearly editions to keep the size down. At the end of each page is a link to the previous year's entries. Second, I added a "NOSPAM" to the e-mail entries to see if this helps cut down on e-mail SPAMMING. To e-mail anyone from their post, please delete "NOSPAM" from the beginning of their e-mail address.
Roger Brown <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 22:14:11 (PST)

Vancouver area who could handle our 1992 VW Jetta 1.6 liter diesel and 1994 VW Eurovan 2.4 liter 5 cylinder diesel? The VW people are very expensive and the young kids they employ don't seem to know much about diesels. Much obliged.
Tom Buschhausen <>
Surrey, B.C. Canada - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 13:08:49 (PST)

Can anybody help me with technical infos and schemes for my GOLF 1.6GTD (1983) - please to send some useful links.Thanks,Peter
peter <>
CZ - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 00:38:31 (PST)

I've a problem with water getting into my 2000 Jetta TDI during bad thunderstorms. I've had all the seals and drains checked and they are fine. The problem seems to be a design problem. Has anyone experienced this and do they have any ideas how to fix it?
Kristyn Greenwood <>
Silicon Valley, CA USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 14:42:28 (PST)

i have new 2001 vw beetle diesel with 4k miles and the oil from the first time i checked it which was 2k and after i changed it at 4k was black just like the look of an old engine or oil that has been not changed for a very long time-is this nornmal or should i be concerned?
lyden anderson <>
bracettville , tx USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 11:55:25 (PST)

92 Jetta 1.6TD. The clutch won't disengage, but the clutch cable is fine. Also, the clutch lever arm (that the clutch cable attaches to) can be moved easily with hand pressure. I was advised to replace the clutch (or at least look at it). If the transmission is bad, will a gas 5 speed fit (I know that the ratios are a little different)? When the car is running again, I'll be looking to sell it for $2600 (200k miles, but exerior and interior in great shape) Pete
Pete Rothenbacher <>
Kansas City, MO USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 11:05:51 (PST)

Where can I find wiring digram for VW Jetta 1420 (1982 year)?
Mitar Tomic <tombe@ptt.yu>
Loznica, Yugoslavia - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 08:09:41 (PST)

any info on a 1979 rabbit with over 300k miles on original engine. supposedly once on the cover of vw magazine and quoted at $30,000. any info would be appreciated
lonnie <>
gautier, ms USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 12:36:07 (PST)

Hello,great web site! I need help,I have a 1999 a4 Jetta tdi the problem I am having is after about 5 or 6 miles the car shuts off/dies completly,after about 3 to 5 minutes it will start and repeat this exactly all over again I have noticed that after it shuts down (stopped running) the glow plug light does not come on after you turn the ign.switch on to start the car. if you wait for a few minutes then turn on the ign.switch and the light (glowplug) comes on it will then start! only to run and then shut off a little while later. this will also happen if you just start the car and let it idle in the driveway the mechanic I took it to scanned the car for codes and could not find any,but when the car shuts off and he checks for codes the scanner will not read the system.if he waits for a few minutes and scans the system it will read but not show any thing wrong (no codes) I would appreciate any ideas on this.thank you.
Peter Ealey <>
Mont Alto, Pa USA - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 19:29:31 (PST)

Looking for an after-market tool for depressing the inverted buckets (to remove shims for correcting valve clearance) on a 1982 Volksy diesel.
Dan Bakker <>
Whitecourt, AB Canada - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 15:27:05 (PST)

The e-mail address you supplied doesn't work. Have a look at the following web page:
Roger Brown <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 10:00:59 (PST)

I forgot to provide my email add on the last query, so here it is!thanks and sorry
Hophead <>
USA - Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 21:04:12 (PST)

I just purchased a 94 vw golf 1.9 turbo diesel,and having some trouble deciding what oil wieght to run in the crankcase. I live in Edmonton,Alberta Canada, and just about everyone that should be in the know seems ta have different opinions, this includes the two VW dealers in the city.I would prefer to run wieght year round, and I also prefer Mobil 1.Any and all info would be greatly appreciated!
USA - Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 20:47:22 (PST)

Hi folks... I am contemplating putting an automatic transmission into my 1990 Jetta n/a diesel so my wife can drive it (gee, will this ever be a fast car then !! )and so was wondering if anyone reading this happens to drive an automatic Jetta/Golf, either gas or diesel, and can tell me what it revs to at 100 km/hr? Someone told me 4000 at 120 km/hr...if thats the case, forget it !! I can't stand the revving. Sounds too high to be correct...can anyone help me with this? Another car would be easier, however...$$$$ Thanks. Long live VW diesels (most do !!).
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 18:34:55 (PST)

I've got an 81 deisel pick-up and although the linkage moves freely, the rpms don't reduce while I shift...if I depress the clutch and remove my foot from the accelerator the rpms stay up there. What's stuck? John
Bay City, Wi USA - Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 07:34:26 (PST)

I am planning to purchase a motorhome in Europe to tour for a couple of summers. Many of them are built on VW van chassis with turbo-diesel engines. Most of the ones I am looking at are from the early to mid 80's. I have a couple of questions. Are those vans front wheel drive? I assume they are? How easy are they to work on? Are there particular engines that are desireable or ones to avoid? How do I tell the difference. What kind of life expectancy is there for turbo diesels of that vintage? What typically goes wrong with them? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I am also looking at Mercedes chassis which usually have non turbo diesels. If anyone has any info on those motors I would also be interested. Thanks, Kerry
kerry <>
denver, co USA - Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 07:21:01 (PST)

I have a 1992 diesel jetta. Recently, the brake master cylinder felt as though it was failing (pedal went to the floor). I replaced it with a rebuilt one, and had the same problem soon after. I then replaced the rebuilt with a brand new master cylinder and it is happening again. Is there something that you know, that I don't? I can't see anything else being the problem, but maybe you do?????????
Paul <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Friday, November 23, 2001 at 23:54:55 (PST)

hey sorry about the email adress i typed it wrong, this is the correct one, yes a have vaccum from the vaccum pump, other than the leeking fluid my brakes were fine until i changed the master cylinder from which the fluid was leeking
Teddy <>
USA - Friday, November 23, 2001 at 20:40:26 (PST)

Can any one help me? I need to find a Engine wiring diagram for my 1.6 TD VW camper and i can't find one any where.Any info would be Greatful.
bielefeld, Germany - Friday, November 23, 2001 at 12:01:16 (PST)

Tried to reply to the previous post, but the e-mail address was bogus, so here's what I tried to send: Do you have vacuum out of the vacuum pump? If not, there are two different rebuild kits for it, the main one replaces seals and the diaphragm, the 2nd one replaces the plastic valves that make the pump work. Tear the pump apart and see what's broken, get the right kit and fix it.
R. Brown <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Friday, November 23, 2001 at 07:46:33 (PST)

I have a 1980 VW Rabbit Deisel, my master cylinder was leeking brake fluid so i had to replace it,ow after i have the new one on i have no power in the brakes, they are extremly stiff and a have to press extremly hard to get it to stop, the air was bled out everything is secure and i cant seem to figure it out,, they worked fine with the old cylinder as long as i had brake fluid in the resavoir,
Teddy <>
Richmond, Va USA - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 18:11:40 (PST)

como faço para comprar um motor vw 1.9 td de onde estou(brasil) aqui ele não é comercializado
juliano ederson lorensi
porto alegre, rs brasil - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 05:26:36 (PST)

Selling '79 VW Rabbit Diesel as a parts car. Good engine--130, 000 miles but kept well maintained with synthetic oil, lots of oil filter changes--44mpg. Body damage-needs a tow.( Already pulled fuel pump, water pump, timing belt and alternator & brackets for my "new" '80 Rabbit diesel. ) Best offer.
Diane <>
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 12:08:03 (PST)

my previous entry should have been uk just outside london if its any help to anyone!!!
steve graham <>
UK - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 13:23:19 (PST)

has anyone got an instument cluste for a 91passat turbo diesel 1.6 with sb engine i need the circuit board mainly u can call me on 07764492333 anytime thanks if anyone needs info on the sb i may be able to help!!!!
steve graham <>
USA - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 13:21:33 (PST)

I just bought a 1984 Mercedes Benz 300TD Wagon. anything i can do to increase power? and info would be greatly appreciated.-Scott
Scott <>
falmouth, me USA - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 05:52:00 (PST)

What a great informative page! I don't have a P/U but a 86 Jetta Diesel with the N/A 1.6. (Also a 94 Cummins Dodge 4x4, and my wife drives a 01 TDI Jetta -- Yes, I am a diesel addict) I look forward to building a Tach drive from your specs!! Thanks.
Larry <>
Wausau, WI USA - Friday, November 09, 2001 at 19:21:09 (PST)

I've recently bought a 71, Type 3 Variant-Squareback and am slowly restoring it. I also drive this baby year round. Here's my problem. Who or how do I find out how to check my BN 2 heater. It is not throwing off any heat. It worked only once since I bought the vehicle in September. Out here in Canada it can get real cold and I don't want to have to park the little beast. Anyone who can help on this subject, it would be greatly appreciated. Stormin
Stormin <>
Lethbridge, AB Canada - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 05:38:15 (PST)

Looking for a complete 1.9L TDI diesel, turbo,intercooler, computer etc.
Joe Giacomini <>
Loveland, CO USA - Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 18:53:44 (PST)

Does anyone have a VW/Audi glow plug relay for sale. The number is 191 911 261 C It's fitted on a number of vehicles - can anyone help ?
Dave <>
Scotland - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 21:59:00 (PST)

88 Jetta 5spd w/sunroof. Tie rod and frame damaged.Strong Engine,tranny a/c and new heater core.Its a dream parts car.Make offer.She was a great car.
Fairfield, Ca USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 14:50:41 (PST)

I own a 1995 VW Caravelle 2.4 Diesel. Over the last weeks I've fitted a set of glow plugs,replaced throttle shaft,bush and seal on the injection pump as it began to leak after the glow plugs were fitted.Now I am having problems with power going to the glow plugs sometimes they dont work and other times they stick on and dont go off ,I tried a new relay but it made no differance. Is there any thing else it could be.
Mike <>
UK - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 13:09:25 (PST)

Hans, make sure that the glow plugs are working properly...that means check the heavy fuse in the wire between the battery and the glow plugs, and make sure the glow plugs themselves are good. This can be done with an ohm meter after you remove the metal strip connecting them together. Hope this helps somehow...
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 16:22:05 (PDT)

I have a VW transporter 2.4 diesel 1993 he wont start I have changed the battery and the dieselfilter. But he won't start. what can it be?
hans <>
Belgium - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 02:11:57 (PDT)

I have an old 1980 VW Diesel Pickup that I am trying to fix up for my Grandson. I ran into a snag since I need a cylinder head for it and can't seem to find one anywhere. Anyone have any suggestions on where I might find one?? Help.
Gail Burton <>
Aldie, VA USA -

May the Force be with you Mark.....
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada -

I need a 2.8 diesel engine for a1990 isuzu trooper bighorn turbo intercooler my specs are- v.i.n ubs55fw-7109562/m.d.ubsivf ba/ja. engine rlf trans rmn. grade rbq 9jz
Mark Martin <>
kingston, jamaica -

Great site, can't help the horrible spelling.Is there a consensus as to the value of JC Whitney VW parts, I have done business with them for over 40 years. JC sells junk and good items side by side, hard to tell when using a cataloge. Adrian
Adrian <>
York Haven, PA USA -

Two 81s, 1 fair; 1 good, both Diesels, both for sale, I may go back to SAAB, the caddies are nice, but too damn small inside.This site really hepls VW a lot!!
Adrian Snare ( The madman) <>
York Haven, PA USA -

A for sale post in a guest book? That's a little on the rude side...
Rex <Johnston>

For sale MOMO 15 inch rims GTI $100.00 and Red Cloth GTI sports seats $40.00 each. Either e-mail me @ or call 904-683-5639 before 10:00 pm EST if your interested. Thanks Scott.
Scott <>
Jacksonville, FL USA -

For sale MOMO 15 inch rims GTI $100.00 and Red Cloth GTI sports seats $40.00 each. Either e-mail me @ or call 904-683-5639 before 10:00 EST if your interested. Thanks Scott.
Scott <>
Jacksonville, FL USA -

I have bought a 6 cylinder vw lt 45 engene. Would somebody assist me with the injector pump drve belt part number
Lameck Mwale <>
chililabombwe, COPPERBELT zambia -

Nice work, I think your officialy my new VW Diesel hero now, I have serious Caddy envy here. I've had an 81(mostly) for a good while now, little over 500K on it. It's been hit and beat and keeps on chugging. Gotta love the truckie.... ~smiles~ Thanks for the sight, it's really great..
Rex Johnston <>

Nice work, I think your officialy my new VW Diesel here now, I have serious Caddy envy here. I've had an 81(mostly) for a good while now, little over 500K on it. It's been hit and beat and keeps on chugging. Gotta love the truckie.... ~smiles~ Thanks for the sight, it's really great..
Rex Johnston <>

Great to find this web site again. I very much enjoy the diesel cheap tricks section.
Bob Zickefoose <>
Raleigh, NC USA -

Had a 1979 diesel (last year made in Germany) that ran over 150k. Damn nice car you have there! As soon as my Toyota gives up the ghost (266,000) I'm aiming for a TDI! Great Site, thanks!
J Blanchard
Beach City, CA USA -

John....welcome to the VW Diesel Crazies page. Many gassers think we are a little wierd for liking the slow, smelly cars ( ok, I speak of pre-TDI here), but we all know better. Really, the whole world is crazy and we are the sane ones !! Haha . Seems like diesels are rather rare in the U.S. than Canada, especially here in the East coast. There are many diesels here in my area, tons of A2 and A3 styles, plenty of A4's too. Haven't figured out how to legally steal a A4 TDI yet....
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada -

'01 TDI Jetta for sale... but first let me say thanks to the Webmaster for hosting a great site where others reassure me that my terminal disorder known as DieselBloodItis Volkswagenarius is not that uncommon after all. I'm shopping for the fifth VW and hopefully diesel (darn rare). I guess it got in my blood when I siphoned some diesel in a pinch to pre-fill a fuel filter I was installing in my '81 Rabbit It's also shown on my site, with a list of all my cars-- exclusively VW. My next VW I may paint the same old Jade Green Metallic. Anyway, don't forget to bookmark this site and on your way out, look at the TDI description and photo gallery at my site, a tribute to the VW mind: --soon this A4 will be on ebay as well. Laid off-- oh well, at least I'm a laid off Web designer. I think I prefer the chrome or black bumper look of the old '80s VWs anyway. Which do I love more-- the VW part or the Diesel part? The world may never know.
John O'Leary
Coal Center, PA USA -

Nice to find the ol' site again. : )
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada -

Glad you found the new web site, please update any bookmarks you have to the old ( site and welcome aboard.
Roger Brown <>
Santa Clara, CA USA -

This is a fantastic place to hear about people's VW experiences, etc. I hope my Amsoil information will help people keep their VW's longer and cheaper than otherwise. You're welcome to reply or inquire.
Rudy Hiebert<>
Abbotsford, BC Canada - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 20:42:33 (PDT)

I'm looking for a Passat Wagon TDI in the Chicago area. I've been looking for over 6 months with no luck, my '90 petrol Passat wagon still going strong but I would love a TDI. Anyone know where to look?? Thanks - great site.
Jerome Boundy <>
Elgin, IL USA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 18:00:44 (PDT)

Hi all... have my eye on a 1985 diesel Jetta... one owner, immaculate condition (save typical broken speedometer), about 250,000 miles on original engine...which is weeping oil all over....should I buy this car for $800 US? I figure I could put a new engine in for about $1000 and start the clock over.. do these things start in the winter? Any advice welcome!! Cheers!
debco1 <>
Waukesha, WI USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 18:12:56 (PDT)

Hey! I have a 90 TD Jetta that just rolled over 370,000km and the car still runs and drives like its brand new. How many more km's should I expect out of this engine? What is the highest km's you have seen on one of these cars?
Caleb M. <>
Simcoe, Ont Canada - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 20:24:04 (PDT)

Hey! I have a 90 TD Jetta that just rolled over 370,000km and the car still runs and drives like its brand new. How many more km's should I expect out of this engine? What is the highest km's you have seen on one of these cars?
Caleb M. <>
Simcoe, Ont Canada - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 20:21:06 (PDT)

Hi. My father just parted with his 93 Jetta Turbo Diesel. We've racked up 328000km. The main engine and transmission seals have been replaced, but not the turbo! (although it may be leaking a bit...). VW recommends oil change every 12k, we change every 6k. If any one has a turbo hanging around let me know and I'll check the model number. Thanks.
Kirk Feindel <>
Dorchester, NB Canada - Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 18:29:43 (PDT)

I have a 1984 Rabbit and the darn wipers won't shut off. I have to pull the fuse to shut them off when the car is running. Any suggestions?
Bruce Woodworth <>
Woodbury, MN USA - Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 03:50:35 (PDT)

I am wanting to purchase a used Volkswagon (either jetta, passat) Not sure yet about any of the others. I have never owned a VW or a diesel fueled car. Am thinking of getting a diesel just b/c I hear the gas mileage is so great. Any feedback you could give me on either of these vehicles and/or diesels would be great! I travel around 120 miles roundtrip to work and need a stable, safe car with great gas mileage. Any ideas? Thanks. Lisa
Lisa Trentham <OTRwahine>
Birmingham, AL. USA - Friday, August 17, 2001 at 10:49:35 (PDT)

Have 81 diesel rabbit L Need to know were timing marks are located and what to line them up with , Broken timing belt Any Input would be a plus thanx
scott <>
pompton lakes, nj USA - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 15:56:54 (PDT)

I have just recently purchased a 1984 rabbit diesel l. my very first car....i love it!! VW's especially diesel's are a completely different breed of car. i've gotten a lot of joking criticism about my recent purchase but there's something about diesel's that are second to none! the only problem i've encountered so far is, that i bought a cd player deck and how i got it to work is beyond me, the only thing is that it has cut out my dash lights. does anybody here at this comment site know how to wire a deck directly from my battery? if so please e-mail me
Thomas <>
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 18:43:40 (PDT)

This is the best VW diesel web site I have found. I have two diesel rabbits: A 1979 and a 1982. The '79 is a 1.5 and has noticably less torque, but for some reason,I find it more fun to drive. Maybe it is because it has a GTI style golfball shift knob. More interesting than the rabbits, though, is my aluminum Grumman Van with the VW diesel engine and E-mode automatic transmission. It looks like a mail truck, yet it handles wonderfully. I appreciated your information in the technical section of the website on building a tachometer - When I bought the van, the injection pump was missing the maximum speed idle screw, and for the E-mode and automatic kickdown on the transmission to work properly, the maximum speed and idle speed screw must be properly set with a tachometer. When I installed a replacement maximum speed screw, I set the maximum speed by ear and guessed on the low side of 5300rpm so as not to overrev the engine. I was too cheap to buy the snap-on tachometer for the price the snap on man quoted me- it was over three hundred bucks. I figured I could go to radio shack and thumb through the circuit catalog and figure out how to build a counter based on what I learned about electronic circuits in Physics class years ago, although I probably would never have gotten around to it. Your circuit diagram and explanation make it easy. Are you indeed selling the photo sensor and 555 amplifier circuit, or do I need to go to Radio Shack, now armed with your wiring diagrams under my arm? I would actually prefer a digital readout, since I am interested in adjusting injection pumps. rather than optimizing shift points. For those of you who don't know, the E-mode automatic transmission is designed to automatically shift into neutral when the accelerator is lifted so that the vehicle is freewheeling, or "coasting" and hense acheiving greater 'Economy'. Thank you again for the information. --James Bakner
James Bakner <>
Buena Vista, VA USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 05:31:10 (PDT)

Hi I'm intristig to buy engine fot minibus LT 2.4 TD and Golf II or III min price
Romeo Niculae <>
Bucuresti, Romania - Monday, August 13, 2001 at 01:59:33 (PDT)

Hi I'm intrustig to buy engine fot minibus LT 2.4 TD
Romeo Niculae <>
Bucuresti, Romania - Monday, August 13, 2001 at 01:57:42 (PDT)

Gee, I think I've found a Caddy in half-decent shape for $1200 bucks. But its 7 hours away....
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 20:56:57 (PDT)

Problem with Golf 1.9 TD 1998. Car doesn't run smoothly especially with 3rd gear around 2000 rpm's. Feels like the whole engine package starts slightly to vibrate and car starts to "jerk" smoothly. The fault disappears when changing gear or adding speed! Local importer has changed 1)clutch 2)injection pump 3)nozzles 4)constant velocity joints 5)rims and tyres. They have also listened gearbox with microphones and checked the exhaust recirculation and valves-> no fault. Any other with this kind of mystery?????
Pasi Sten <>
Lempaala, Finland - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 22:30:47 (PDT)

Hi everyone, I own a 18 year old VW Jetta 1.6D. It's only 3 years younger than me. She's already done more than 305000KM and there is still nothing wrong with her. Although I love this car I'm going to buy a Corrado VR6. BTW: I like you site...remember VW kicks ass!!!
Hypn0l <>
mechelen, Belgium - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 19:22:33 (PDT)

nice I have a 1981 VW pickup myself it only has 285,000 clicks on it and a fresh coat of paint but I love it. right now I need a head my local garage tried to put a timming belt on and well you can guess the rest. nice web site
John Zeager <>
williamsport, pa USA - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 20:31:05 (PDT)

As with many Passats, mine has a smoking problem. It is a 93 diesel and smokes like crazy in 2nd gear. How do I fix this problem? Is there something I can adjust or do I absolutely have to buy the anti smoking device? Your help is appreciated.
J Mac <>
Montreal, QC Canada - Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 09:04:12 (PDT)

VW is coming out with a retro 60's type 2? I can't wait to see it !!!
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 19:24:39 (PDT)

For sale: Windshield out of an older vw rabbit. excellent condition, no chips or break. Make Offer, it is already out of the car
Blake <>
norfolk/ va beach, Va USA - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 18:43:15 (PDT)

BAKERS, CA USA - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 17:43:55 (PDT)

I just bought a used 2000 Jetta GLS TDI with 17,500 miles. Wanted this for the great gas mileage I expected. So far I have filled the tank twice, getting 41 mph the first time and 39 mph the second time. Most of my driving is highway. VW consumer relations tells me to try better gas, so I am running Mobil diesel now. Does anyone have any experience on 2000 Jetta Diesel mileage? I was led to expect 50 mph or more, and I am not a happy camper right now -- although I love my car in all other ways. Thanks!
Sharon <>
Manheim, pa USA - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 16:50:35 (PDT)

I have a 4 speed transmission out of a rabbit diesel, great working condition, probably needs throwout bearing replaced. Let me know if you are interested. Make offer. Location: Norfolk/Va. beach area of virginia
Blake <>
Norfolk/va. beach, VA USA - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 16:42:00 (PDT)

I have a 91 Jetta 1.6 diesel. At highway speeds of 65 m.p.h. or above it will "surge" with the pedal pulling to the floor, the engine racing all out, and a big smoke screen pouring out behind. Does anyone know the cause or have a solution?
Pete Hasbrouck <>
S.Portland , ME USA - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 14:09:27 (PDT)

Hi, Im looking for a VW Jetta diesel to buy. I would like to buy one from the late 80's to the early 90's. PLEASE, let me know if you have one for sale by emailing me at: THANKS!!! ~Chris Carlson
Chris Carlson <>
International Falls, MN USA - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 08:36:12 (PDT)

I have a new 2001 jetta tdi. Love it! Problem.... I have spots on my car that is cracking and chipping off! I do not park under or around a tree. Not tree sap. Bad Paint job. Rep will look at it soon. Any one else out there having problems with thier paint?
tracy <>
rockbridge, oh USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 14:13:21 (PDT)

I have a new 2001 Jetta TDI in Black which i Love. Problem... The Paint on my car has spots on the finish that is crackling and chipping off down to the primer. I do not park my car around a tree so i know it is not tree sap. I think a Got a bad Paint job. Waiting for the volkwagon rep to look at it. Any one else out there having the same problem?
Tracy <trcanthony>
Rockbridge, Ohio USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 14:06:31 (PDT)

I NEED YOUR HELP! I have a 1984 Volkswagon Jetta Diesel. I love this car and never want to part with it.....but it has been raining lotts and back in June we had a week's worth of steady rain and while driving all of a sudden the windsheild wipers and heater fan stopped working. I am sure it is just a fuse and no big deal but I have no idea where to start. A friend of mine told me that this happens because water is leaking through the windshield on the fuse box and ruins the fuses. I really need to get this fixed but I am afraid to take it to a garage because I am sure they will take me to the cleaners on this one!!!! Any suggestions on what I should do or if anyone has a map of the fuse panel. I would be forever indebted to you. Thanks!!!
Laura <>
Calgary, Canada - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 14:23:13 (PDT)

after rebuilding my vacuum pump on my '82 diesel, i now have 24 in. @ 1500 rpm.
Richard Bynum <>
Covington, WA USA - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 20:59:20 (PDT)

Hi there, I am looking to purchase a new VW to replace my Diesel Jetta in 2002. I would like a little more room and would like to have a Passet. Do you know if VW will be coming out with a diesel Passet in 2002? If not do you know who is going to have a diesel in 2002? Thanks, Grace
Grace Fowler <>
Peoria, IL USA - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 20:19:58 (PDT)

I'm looking to purchase a 91 Passat Wagon, DOHC. Does anyone have any good or bad experiences with these cars?
Paul N. of Ottawa Canada <>
- Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 14:01:01 (PDT)

Hi All, I am considering buying a UK Spec GOLF diesel PDI, if any one who owns one would care to give me their opinions I would be very interested, thanks
Ken Corbett <>
UK - Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 02:52:01 (PDT)

Keep that injector pump lubricated ,remmember that fuel is low sulfur , put 1/2 to a cup of 2 cycle engine fuel lubricating oil in your diesel,
Doug <>
Commack, NY USA - Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 21:54:01 (PDT)

What is the correct vaccum reading from the diesel brake booster pump?
Richard Bynum <>
Covington, Wa USA - Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 18:11:19 (PDT)

Can anyone tell me the URL to the Lonewolf (VW used parts store) in Bellingham, Wa?
Richard Bynum <>
Covington, WA USA - Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 18:08:51 (PDT)

paul <hnd1pf_1999>
USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 16:04:45 (PDT)

Does anyone know a source for VW parts? I have a 81 diesel pickup that I've just purchased and wanting to restore. The dash is cracked badly and there are other minor accessories that need replaced as well.
Mike <>
Prescott, AZ USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 18:29:52 (PDT)

I just got a 1982 1.6L Diesel Camper Van. I was wondering if there was any kind of adjustments you can do with a hydraulic clutch. My Clutch seems to to stay engaged in 3rd but mostly 4th gear sometimes. Thanks, Geeno
Geene <>
Kalispell, MT USA - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 04:46:02 (PDT)

For sale european VW LT 28 camper van.1976 must sell to pay wedding expenses. One of a kind. has a 4 cyl. water cooled gasoline engine San Antonio,TX
San Antonio, tx USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 04:40:12 (PDT)

Kevin : From what I read and experienced myself, on average non-turbo, or normally-aspirated (n\a) diesels seem to last longer, possibly due to decreased stress on the engine from less horsepower than the turbo, but more likely because the turbo is more demanding of the engine oil and most people don't change thier oil often enough or let thier turbo's cool down after highway use. Dirty oil, or oil that is partially broken down from too much heat can't lubricate properly and therefore the engines wear quicker when compared to n\a engines. On the other hand, typically when a VW turbo diesel is worn out and needs rebuilding, it probably has already outlasted your neibours North-American compact wanna-be car by a couple of times :) I can't help but think of the hideous Ford Escort from the mid 80's.....
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 20:32:10 (PDT)

What is the most reliable VW diesel automobile\vehicle\car available for purchased used? I am looking for something younger than 1990. All the consumer reporting agencies give VWs a very low reliability rating, but that may be model dependant.
Kevin <ktjensen(at)yahoo(dot)com>
CT USA - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 10:18:43 (PDT)

brian <art@bobsspaceracers.con>
holly hill, fl USA - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 06:28:46 (PDT)

Excellent site. I wish I found it ears ago. It would have saved me many hours of scratching my head I bought an 86 jetts with 375,000 miles. my friends told me I was crazy. The car is still in its prime I told them. Well 6 years an 100,000 miles later it still starts every time. It has never left me stranded. the best thing about the car is that there are not many things to go wrong. My theroy is that it doesnt have enough power to hurt itself It is the best car I have ever owned. I will drive it until it rusts apart.
Chadd A <>
West Chester , pa USA - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 18:21:30 (PDT)

I've owned my 81 diesel rabbit pu for the past 16 yrs, got it from my wife's uncle who pulled a small housetrailer for the for first two years after he bought it new. 200,000 miles later I put a new ATK long block in and the thing is running great. But i'm bored and want to put a small turbo charger on and need some good advice from all the informed folks on this web site. joe miller
joe miller <>
mesa, az USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 14:10:56 (PDT)

I've owned my 81 diesel rabbit pu for the past 16 yrs, got it from my wife's uncle who pulled a small house for the for first two years after he bought it new. 200,000 miles later I put a new ATK long block in and the thing is running great. But i'm bored and want to put a small turbo charger on and need some good advice from all the informed folks on this web site. joe miller
joe miller <>
mesa, az USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 14:10:15 (PDT)

I just bought an 81 Rabbit diesel with 60,000 on it from the original owner. The problem is I think the fuel pump just died. The rest of the problem is that I can't find the fuel pump to test it and confirm if that is the problem. Any help locating the fuel pump would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Larry Kane <>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 17:01:10 (PDT)

my 1986 VW Golf has 138000 miles on it and I recently ran it out across I-80 from New Jersey to Ohio at a steady 70 MPH and it got an unreal 67 miles to the gallon.I did a 2nd trip and it confirmed that mileage.Yes its a 1.6L DIESEL.
Bridgeport, Ct USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 07:30:04 (PDT)

Brett...I had a 1986 Jetta diesel that had 611,000 kms (380,000 miles) on it when I sold it, and at that time I was getting up to 58 mpg (imperial gallon), which I believe is around 48 mp US gallon. It went for another year till it was sold again and used as a taxi for a while before the motor died. Never did get to hear why it quit. The reason was probably " Taxi ". Gotta love those diesel VW's !! Mark M
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 19:43:01 (PDT)

I am looking for a used Jetta Diesel with 60,000 or so miles on it. I could kick myself in the posterior for getting rid of the one I had when I got a job closer to home!!!
Kim <>
Orland, IN USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 17:03:37 (PDT)

I'm thinking about doing an engine swap in my Susuki Samurai from the Suzuki engine to the VW non turbo deisel. Mainly to save cash in the long run. Better "gas" mileage 25 now to (VW)? Engine life now aprox. 150,000mi to(VW)? How long does a (VW) diesel last? And what is the aprox mile per gallon? Does anyone know if the swap kits out there are really as easy as advertised?
Brett <>
Philly, PA USA - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 13:57:31 (PDT)

I have a 1981 Diesel Pickup. The window latch keeps coming off. I've tried all kinds of adhesives. I've noticed the glass is now pitted where the latch was once adhered. Anyone have any secrets to making this stick?
Mike Carney <>
Prescott, AZ USA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 19:29:08 (PDT)

My 81 Diesel Rabbit is still cranking,210,000 + miles and no engine rebuilds,2 timing belts,I should replace it now however be- fore " self-destruct" mode sets in.Keep your " RPMs low and lots of oil changes if you want the engine to last forever Happy "Dieseling"
Doug <>
Commack, NY USA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 08:27:32 (PDT)

I'm buying a Passat tdi wagon. 113K on it. I suspect it may need a new instrument cluster. Any advice on where to locate one used? Any other maintenance tips? Thanks!
CA USA - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 09:10:29 (PDT)

I am looking for a Passat wagon diesel, somewhere around the greater Philadelphia area. Please e-mail me at if you know of one. Thanks.
Kathy Campanella <>
Newtown Square, PA USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 12:01:28 (PDT)

Wanted: 1991 or 1992 VW Jetta Diesel. Wichita area, preferred.
Nathan Low <>
Wichita, KS USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 22:45:58 (PDT)

***for Sale diesel engine*** 62,000 miles I have a vokkswagen diesel engine which i am pretty sure is a 1.6 liter and only have 62,000 miles on a factory long block installed at a local dealer. I have the receipts also. This engine is clean and ran super good and quiet, no smoke. It does not have an injection pump on it now because it had a new one on it and I needed it for my car. I would keep it but just completely rebuilt the enigne in my jetta before I got this car. The motor has not been sitting up and was running about 2 months ago. The engine is located in norfolk/ Va beach area of virginia. Let me know if you are inerested. Thanks.
Blake <>
norfolk/va beach, Va USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 16:15:32 (PDT)

Wish I had discovered this info about ten years ago when I first started messing w/VW diesels. Would have avoided some costly mistakes. Love it. Joe. 82 Diesel Caddy.
Joe R. Stroud <>
Montgomery, LA USA - Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 11:07:48 (PDT)

I have a 1982 Quantum Turbo Diesel Wangon for sale, 108000 miles, blue/blue,new parts include: injection pump, all belts, front wheel bearings, front struts, front control arm bushings,new tires at 97k,new brake job at 85k. The car runs great but is not perfect, needs AC recharged, paint faded on top, plastic covers in cargo area are broken.Asking $1500. Call 678-567-1538 or email
david barrick <>
atlanta, ga USA - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 05:46:08 (PDT)

I am purchasing a 1980 VW Rabbit Diesel with a dead motor. I would prefer to install a TDI engine. I know it has been done (multiple examples in British VW mags!), but can't find any specific information. Any help would be appreciated! Otherwise I will probably be putting in a turbodiesel :( Thanks, Glenn Elenga
Glenn Elenga <>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 09:55:31 (PDT)

I Have a 2001 Jetta TDI with 11,000 Miles on it. What is the salvage price. It has been totalled from a front and rear collision. 6 months old.
John Capone <>
Peabody, Ma USA - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 08:08:48 (PDT)

Sory I gave the wrong email address before I need help priming a 80 volkswagon rabbit deisel truck please help asap.
Anthony <>
USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 12:45:06 (PDT)

Im needing advice on how to prime a 80 volkswagon rabbit diesel engine. please help
Anthony <>
USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 12:39:01 (PDT)

Have a 1985 Volvo 760 turbo desiel. The engine is built by VW (straight 6). Over 200k. Recently started losing power and now cannot start, although fuel is getting to injector pump. She'll fire up for a second or two then die. Any suggestions? Possible injector pump failure???
Charles Henrickson <>
Sterling, MA USA - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 13:45:18 (PDT)

Am looking to purchase (4) white fender flares (preferably stock) that are new, or in new condition, aftermarket parts ok. Any suggestions/web sites appreciated. My 1984 diesel 2dr rabbit goes under the knife soon for a total repaint job, and I would like to protect the fenders from door dings! I have 333,000km and still running like the day I bought it... I have talked to another owner locally who still has his 1982 Diesel rabbit and it is pushing 645,000 km, all he does is empty a bottle of injector cleaner into the fuel tank every month...Not bad, eh?
Brent Nelson <>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 18:36:56 (PDT)

**FREE** 1977 vw Rabbit diesel. Does not have engine/ transmission, front suspension, or wheels. Come haul this off, I dont want it.
Blake <>
Portsmouth, VA USA - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 06:39:24 (PDT)

Hi All, I have A 1982 Diesel Pickup. My motor went. I was getting 44 MPG. The used one that was put in is getting A bad 32 MPG. Had the timeing looked at but was told its on. I run ATF and 30 motor oil and FPPF. Any one have any help they can give me on what I can do or what is wrong? Thank You. Lewis
Lewis Grimes <>
San Jose , CaCa USA - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 23:02:32 (PDT)

Great web site, very informative, I am currently building a turbo diesel "caddy" with a Quantum TD engine and a Rabbit 5 speed, If any one has any questions, feel free to drop me a line.
mike <>
salem, or USA - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 00:20:43 (PDT)

I have a Diesel Injection Pump, Bosch Part # 068 130 107 AG, for sale or trade. Will take any interesting A1 Rabbit performance parts. Thanks, Jim
Jim Pawlicki <>
Beverly, MA USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 22:34:20 (PDT)

Looking for a used vw/audi diesel in decent shape. Will pay a reasonable price for one of any age. I am in the SF bay area. thanks! -dan regan
dan regan <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 13:58:45 (PDT)

I am planning on purchasing a 2001 Golf 4Dr turbodiesel 4A, anyone have comments on this vehicle? Thumbs up or down? Peace
MochaD <>
USA - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 17:55:21 (PDT)

I am ISO a '96,'97, or '98 VW Passat Wagon TDI. The old '85 Diesel Golf is going on 210,000 and I am ready to get into something a bit newer. Thanks!
Richard Fertig <>
Collins, IA USA - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 02:30:38 (PDT)

Lea...I've never had to take a 1995 door panel off yet , but the older style ones have a little cover over the arm of the winder handle that pries off, and behind that is a Phillips-head screw that has to be removed. Take that out and PRESTO !! the handle comes off. Hope this works for you.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 17:48:04 (PDT)

I own a 1995 jetta, gl and need to know how to get the door panel off. I tok out all the the screws but the the thing to roll down the window wont come off . Help
Lea Kaszas
edmonton, canada - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 15:09:42 (PDT)

Thinking about swapping an 86 GTI motor(head has been milled with a 32/36 Weber and early carb manifold) and FF code 5speed into and 82 Rabbit 2 door Diesel(4 speed). I have all the major components. Any suggestions are welcomed. I think it's going to be pretty cheap on gas with the carb and trans. John
John <>
Detroit, MI USA - Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 19:18:57 (PDT)

I will pay $50 for any turbo diesel injection pumps shipped to mi. I am going to have them rebuilt so they can be good or bad. David 248-373-2300
David <>
mi USA - Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 13:33:11 (PDT)

Currently driving 3 SUV's...and can remember putting about 200k miles on father-in-laws Rabbit these high gas prices I think I'll go looking for a PU to use as a cummuter and to beat down back roads to replace my 1988 Trooper. Have you looked at adding some ground clearence?
Bill Franklin <>
Lake St. Louis, MO USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 20:06:54 (PDT)

75-80 Rabbit interior for sale on E-bay Dash Item #592290305 Door panels item #592288104 Instrament cluster (mint) working speedo-odometer. item #592281663
Cliff <>
Belton, SC USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 03:13:20 (PDT)

About 9 months ago, I bought a 98 Passat 1.9 Tdi SE 110, which only had 14k miles on the clock. Two months ago, at around 18k miles I noticed that the turbo wouldn't kick in untill the car had been running for 2 or 3 miles, and then it was fine. But after a week it'd only kick in at high revs (4000rpm+). I took it to the dealers, at first they said it was the air flow meter, the changed that, still no difference. Then they changed the Turbo itself, and this worked, but only for 2 months. The car has now done 20,000 miles, and the problem is starting again. I've tried Red-X, a diesel fuel treatment, and giving it a good 50 mile cruise, at 90-110 Mp/h, to blow any cobwebs out, but to no avail. Trouble is I know naff all about diesel engines, let alone turbo's. Sorry if I went on a bit, but if you've any idea what it could be, or if it's a common fault with 1.9 Tdi's, I'd be most greatfull of any feedback. Thanks in advance.
stuart sheppard <>
birmingham, england - Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 13:27:56 (PDT)

A relative just gave me a 1981 Dasher Diesel station wagon. The paint is bad, but the body is good overall. It hadn't run in a few years, and when I got it started I found that the timing had been tampered with, and I now have a head full of bent valves. Where can I get a used, or rebuilt head? Barring that, where can I get a used or rebuilt engine? I haven't been able to find anyone in central Florida (including dealers) who have a clue where I might look. Any help would be appreciated. My goal is to turn this into a daily driver, run it at least partially on bio-diesel, and write a series of articles about the various trials and tribulations of the process.
Jamie Beckett <>
Winter Haven, FL USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 12:40:01 (PDT)

Have 85 VW Golf Diesel with 100 mph odometer with trip. Does any one know of a repair department that can repair them? What years radio will fit into my 85 Golf? 85 - 91? or newer? Thanks
Lloyd <>
Packwood, IA USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 10:08:26 (PDT)

I would really love a VW Beetle(TDI), but I've been having lots of trouble finding a salvaged or a cheap used one. If anyone would like to help me, please mail me at
Patrick <>
CA USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 16:39:01 (PDT)

I am looking for an early 90's model VW Jetta diesel; does not have to be a turbo. Any help will be appreciated and distance is not a factor if the car is the "right" one. Thanks.
Lt. Tom <>
Louisville, KY USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 17:16:52 (PDT)

Hello thanks for the tips, I have a 92 vw Passat turbodiesel.with 280000 km on the clock!! Bye
Vasco <>
monchique, Portugal - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 16:04:46 (PDT)

does anyone know to recon the brake booster vacum pump for 83 golf deisel(not the diaphram type).my brakes are bad.
navin moodley <>
pmb, kzn south africa - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 14:02:49 (PDT)

I am parting out a 1977 volkswagen diesel rabbit. I have already taked the enggine out and put it in another car. The rest of the car is either going to be parted out or sold as whole. All the glass is there and good, 4sp transmission manual still in car. If you want the whole car, it has 4 new michelin tires on it. I am will ing to do either one with it. The car is located in portsmouth, virginia (norfolk/ Va. beach area). Email me with needs. Thanks. Blake reply to:
Blake <>
USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 18:55:28 (PDT)

Jeff...join the croud of pleased VW diesel owners !! Passat TDI...nice car. The turbo was bad probably because of owner (previous) ignorance. Turbos run very hot, and spin very fast...100,000rpm or more. The whistle is from it spinning so fast. The turbo has 2 small bearings inside that are lubricated by pressurized engine oil. Good lube is very important. Due to the very high heat of normal turbo operation, the internal parts and the oil inside the turbo also get very hot. Say, if after coming off the highway you pull into a service station and shut off the car, the flow of cooler oil stops to the hot turbo, and as a result the oil already inside the turbo boils. Do this enough times and you end up with burnt oil deposits on the bearings, and restricted oil flow, a bad thing. Eventually the bearings fail, and so does the turbo. The prevention? Change your oil often, and run your engine at idle for a couple of minutes before shutting it of, especially after running it at highway speeds or with a load (the more boost pressure the turbo makes, the harder it is working) to keep that cooler oil flowing through the turbo to help cool it down. Just felt I'd add this for the people that didn't know.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Monday, May 28, 2001 at 17:37:48 (PDT)

I have a 1996 Passat TDI I purchased from a VW dealer. The Turbo was bad. Running great now, I love this car!!!
Jeff Smith <>
Cannelton, IN USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 21:22:29 (PDT)

I need 15 inch chrome or aluminum reverse rims for a 1977 VW Beetle. I also need 15 inch large white wall tires.
Larry Keys <>
Louisville , KY USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 09:39:48 (PDT)

Looking for info on Volvo Diesels. I know they offered a 6 cyl. version through 1984, that was built by VW. Did Volvo have any newer models they offered outside Europe? If so, was it another VW? I heard about a 5 cyl. VW turbo that was in late '80's Volvo 760's. Any newer diesel's in North America? There had to be some others offered in Canada? Anybody ever tranfer a VW Tdi into another rear wheel drive car? I have an '89 Volvo 240 wagon, and as it ages more (miles), and with fuel prices, I think about a diesel more and more. Would have loved a '97 Passat Tdi wagon, but only spent 40% the cash on mine. Thanks,
Scott <>
Holland, Mi USA - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 06:24:32 (PDT)

Well, I finally had a chance to sit in a New Beetle today. This one was a TDI with leather interior. *SIGH * . I've decided i will get a 2002 TDI 2012 when it is cheap and probably worn out. Oh well. Dreaming is free.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 19:37:57 (PDT)

Does anyone out there have a part # for the transmission output shaft seals for a '85 Jetta diesel with 5 speed (020) trans? After local parts people getting me wrong seals twice I'm about ready just to leave the old ones in! Seal dimensions are approx. 2 9/16" OD X 1 15/16" ID...thanks.
Pat Scheidler <>
Mooresville, IN USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 16:18:44 (PDT)

I need a high flow oil pump for an 83 turbo deisel Rabbit
Fred Howard <>
Fresno, CA USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 08:21:43 (PDT)

I replaced my 86 Diesel's failed transmission with one from a 1990 GTI.The transplant works great,nice short easy shifts and none of that annoyinying whining.The only problem I ran into was the output shafts, the GTI used much larger output shaft flanges.I got around it by using GTI drive shafts,but you could probably just change the flanges before bolting in the tranny.Oh well good for another 300,000 km...
calvinlewington <>
St John's, nf Canada - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 04:12:26 (PDT)

With a 81 P/U Rabbit Diesel and 85 Golf Diesel the SUV's may pass me by but I usually pass them down road and honk as they are stopped to fuel up. Remember the Tortoise and the Hare. This site is great.
F. Gardner Pival <>
Kingston, WA USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 17:21:44 (PDT)

My 86 diesel's transmission is on its last (whining) legs.I haven't had any luck finding another diesel tranny,but I have been told a "gas" transmission will work also.Has any one out there tried it?And how well did it work?
calvinlewington <>
St.Johns, nf Canada - Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 16:02:39 (PDT)

Something interesting I've noticed about smoking diesels : nobody tailgates you on a hill !!
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 17:58:27 (PDT)

I have a 1983 vw golf 1.6 diesel. how do i fine tune the injector pump, does anybody know. the motor has been rebuilt, but she still smokes when going up hills.
navin <>
pmb, kzn south africa - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 14:11:44 (PDT)

Searching high and low for a diesel rabbit. Doesn't matter what year, as long as body is in good shape. E-mail if you have one to sell.
Stuart Knight <>
Haymarket, VA USA - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 10:15:25 (PDT)

I am looking for any late 70s or early 80s diesel. Mileage does not really matter. Thanks
Kevin <>
St. Louis, Mo USA - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 12:22:16 (PDT)

anyone have any tips for keeping water out of the fusebox on a 1984 VW Jetta Diesel? i did a patch-up job around the windshield, but i fear water is coming in from the front of the car as well. it's driving me nuts, and messing with my electrical system. HELP!!!
christopher <>
toronto, on canada - Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 16:47:51 (PDT)

anyone have any tips for keeping water out of the fusebox on a 1984 VW Jetta Diesel? i did a patch-up job around the windshield, but i fear water is coming in from the front of the car as well. it's driving me nuts, and messing with my electrical system. HELP!!!
christopher <>
toronto, on canada - Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 16:47:48 (PDT)

I've purchased a 1988 jetta,had new bousch pump installed,new glo plugs done,motor has 180k on it.Plus a new Battery w/850 cca .Its very hard to start,once it starts it runs ok but then dies and will not restart for 25 min.I would like to drive the car but its unreliable at this point for trans.someone please give me some insight on the issue at hand.Also when a/c turns on the car dies...
David Blair <>
garland , tx USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 00:55:37 (PDT)

I've purchased a 1988 jetta,had new bousch pump installed,new glo plugs done,motor has 180k on it.Plus a new Battery w/850 cca .Its very hard to start,once it starts it runs ok but then dies and will not restart for 25 min.I would like to drive the car but its unreliable at this point for trans.someone please give me some insight on the issue at hand.Also when a/c turns on the car dies...
David Blair <>
garland , tx USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 00:54:53 (PDT)

I just purchased a 2001 VW beetle (diesel) and I love it, does anyone have any info on how I'd go about joining a VW car club?
Phoenix, AZ USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 00:21:37 (PDT)

Importing a 1990 VW turbo diesel pickup with family engine JK or JX. Looking for info on this engine ASAP. (Trying to pass EPA standards.)
Pat <>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 20:01:01 (PDT)

Looking for a 5-speed turbo diesel VW pickup with low miles or rebuilt engine in excellent condition inside and out. I live in San Diego but will travel to a different state to transport the pickup. Please contact me at or at telephone number (858)576-7245.
Bert Pierson <>
San Diego , CA USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 05:51:27 (PDT)

In my 94 Jetta TD, the bushings on the serpintine belt tensioner are bad. Does anyone have any ideas on replacing just the bushings and not the whole backing plate that the air conditioner and alternator also mount to. VW doesn't replace just the bushings. The tensioner spring and roller are in good shape. Thanks Terry
Terry Basom <>
Ancaster, Ont Canada - Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 14:50:32 (PDT)

My vw pick-up really hits hard over bumps. Is this normal? The previous owner said he recently replaced the shocks. Also I was told the shock towers rust out bad on the pick-ups. They seem pretty rust free. Any suggestions appreciated. I am looking fo a rear bumper, ash tray cover(tan) and a chrome mirror adjuster cover for the door. 1982
David Kennedy <>
Reading, Pa USA - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 18:36:21 (PDT)

please i need second hand truks lefthand driving iveco or mercedes benz
mohamed farah hagelnour <>
khartoum, sudan - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 11:53:44 (PDT)

I am interested in a Beetle TDI that is either salvaged or with rebuilt title. I love VWs, owned 2- drove till the wheels fell off- and would like to get back into one. Anyone have any ideas where to search for a reasonable project/priced beetle TDI?
Christopher Burden <>
Tulsa, ok USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 15:33:51 (PDT)

I'm a nearly broke math teacher at a rural school in nd. I'm thinking of making biodiesel at my school for some experiments and would like to find an old inexpensive vehicle I could use to show off our results. Anyone got ideas?
jd <>
ND USA - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 12:58:25 (PDT)

I just bought an 94 ram pickup with cummins turbo diesel... Like it! I need a cor that gets great mileage for frequent trips between AZ. and Michigan. What type of lifespan may I expect from a VW turbo diesel? I found an 93? jetta turbo intercooled for sale. It has 120k. Any thoughts or feedback... What parts typicaly fail? Tchargers? Pumps? Thanks in Advance! Bk
Bk <>
az USA - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 09:07:28 (PDT)

VW SUCK any one who buys one is so dumb. Any AMERICAN car is better because they are faster and WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT GAS>
Ha <asd;lkf>
Somewhere else, NA USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 14:49:38 (PDT)

It's OK Mark. I take my wifes 2000 jetta TDI for nice hight speed runs. What a nice machine. She asked me if there was a way to make it I told her that it will need a chip and an exhaust and a radar detecter and if that doesn't work she can walk. Anyone have good or bad chip comments or recommendations, don't be shy. Damn I miss that Jetta. Hey anyone got a 89--94 with a blown motor or trans problem? I would like a clean interior and minimal rust but don't we all. I have an 84 turbo jetta diesel that needs a ring job. It is my project turbo deezle motor and is getting pulled in a couple weeks. Anyone need any parts let me know, I have a bunch of A1 stuff and it is all useless to me because I have gradiated to A2's. Did I mention that I miss that 89 deezl Jetta? Gotta run so I can smack my sweet junior with a fboard.
Jay Ringler
USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 18:42:30 (PDT) sorry to hear about the loss of your diesel Jetta !! May we hang our heads for 2 minutes silence....ok, thats enough. Sounds like it died a merciless death.It goes to show that if these things die prematurely, they were likely not understood by thier drivers (if it is possible to understand a machine !).I realized a long time ago that trying to hurry a diesel is useless, so for all the impatient fast tailgaters, I say " Want me to hurry up ? Ok ", at which point my foot goes to the floor, and the black smoke does its duty...they either back off or pass. If ya can't beat 'em...think of something else. Maybe some day you will get another Jetta...I had my parents 1998 TDI Jetta for a day. NICE car. Maybe some day...
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 18:18:35 (PDT)

RE: Clutch noise. I can tell you that I caused it when I had a misadjusted clutch with no free play. My guess after swapping throwout bearings and inspecting it is that the pushrod that goes through the input shaft gets sloppy. Maybe thats why when you rev it up it gets quiet. Also when you put a little pressure on clutch pedal it also gets quiet. Don't waste time with a teardown. Mine never got worse. Maybe replacing the pilot bushing plate on the pressure plate would help.. ..I want my diesel jetta back!!! gave it to son and he trashed it in 3000 miles. It was so nice..bla bla bla
Jay Ringler <>
bear, de USA - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 19:33:34 (PDT)

does any body know where i can find a manuel for a vw transporter td 5 deisel1988 help ?
Ian <>
england, uk - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 17:18:02 (PDT)

HELP!!!!! I am trying to replace the brake booster on a 82 Vanagon and can't get the old one off. Does the dash have to be removed?? I hope not. I have many books but they are of no help.PS, it's a diesel but I doubt if that matters.Thanks
Warren Huftill <>
Imperial Beach, Ca USA - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 15:40:50 (PDT)

Does anyone know where I can get a -->CHIP<--for a 2000/2001 VW Turbo Diesel Golf? Please email me ;<)
Orpheos Dejournette <>
Berkeley, CA USA - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 02:51:44 (PDT)

Calvin, funny you should complain of the same thing my car has. The odd part of it is that it doesn't always make this noise. First thought is bearings,yet if so they should do it all the time.Idling and rumbling in neutral, rev it up for just a second and the noise goes away, sometimes it comes back. Go figure. Guess I'll have to pull the tranny anyway and check it out before it becomes a problem. I'll let you know what I find.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 18:39:19 (PDT)

I have an 86 jetta with 340,000km.The engine runs great but I have a rather disturbing grinding noise when I let the clutch out in nuetral.The clutch seems to work fine ,the transmission shifts ok too.I don't know if this is a fixable problem or if I should start looking for another transmission.Anyone got any ideas?
calvinlewington <>
st johns, nf canada - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 13:02:27 (PDT)

Help! Does anyone know of a source for a factory-type shop manual for my '83 Isuzu 4wd DIESEL pickup? Sorry about the non-VW post. (I still prefer VW diesels but I caved to get this work truck) I know VW people are famous for helping each other and I know this site is read internationally. Maybe someone in GB has access to the manual I am seeking. I would consider a photocopied manual if I can't find a real one.
S. Darstein <>
Pfafftown, NC USA - Friday, April 20, 2001 at 10:20:55 (PDT)

Hello. I'm interested in finding an old (inexpensive) diesel car that I can experiment with using biodiesel. Do you have any suggestions as to where I could go?
jarrod dale <>
Inkster, ND USA - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 11:49:54 (PDT)

Great to see so many VW fans. I have a '96 VW Jetta and want to connect a CD to the radio. Can anyone help me wire this up.
Francis Hineman <>
Tracy, CA USA - Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 22:38:24 (PDT)

I am looking for a VW Diesel Pickup truck. Please let me know if you have one. Also, are parts readily available for them? Thank You.
Kevin Lawler <>
Dayton, OH USA - Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 19:14:39 (PDT)

Hi, I am searching diligently for a WELL-priced TDI. Preferably from 1995-2000. There does not seem to be many around because I have not had a chance to get my fingers on one. Does any one have any ideas were I could locate one online, besides EBAY. Thanks, Antkhan
Anthony C Lyndaker <>
Cedarville., Oh USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 18:11:52 (PDT)

We are looking for the following diesel injection pump cores. 068-130-081-F 068-130-080-M 068-130-107-AQ 068-130-108-K 068-130-109-Q 068-130-110-H 068-130-110-N If you have any of the following cores please contact David PartsPlace For All VWs 248-373-2300
David <>
Auburn Hills, MI USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 06:50:03 (PDT)

I've wondered about the New Beetle and how reliable they may be...looks like this one has its share of problems. I still want a TDI Beetle, though. I'll have a 2002 2112, when it already has 400,000 kms on it *sigh*.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 18:48:58 (PDT)

I need a diesel engine for a 1999 Volkswagon New Beetle. I also had a problem with the Glow Plug relay, which I fixed. And my engine light malfuctioned (it comes on and stays on), which I haven't fixed. My air condition isn't working and the dealer still can't find the leak $300.00 later.
Linzy Davis <>
McDonough, Ga USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 19:19:33 (PDT)

I am stuffing a TD engine into my non-turbo Rabbit. I have been told that the Golf TD Mk.1 (Europe only) had an available intercooler. There weren't any imported to the States - are there any sources for used ones in the UK or Europe? HEELLLPPPP ! Thanks for any feedback.
Brad Gage <>
Pella, IA USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 11:10:19 (PDT)

On Jet fuel in a vehicle, When I was in the Army during Panama's "Just Cause", we ran out of diesel and had to use jet fuel/oil mix, for every 5 gallon can 1 gallon oil 4 gallons jet fuel, our hummers were fast! They didn't need a rebuild either. I'm having shifting problems in my '83 rabbit, I changed all of the urethane and rubber bushings in the shifting linkage, and every once in a while I can't get into first, if I go in reverse it won't let me get into first and it's making me mad. Also, anybody want to trade my '83 diesel rabbit with a rebuilt 1.6l and new struts, fuel pump, tires, door handles, and other things, 45mpg. I would like a '72-'73 Ford Trino that runs good, red or green, e-mail me back.
Russ McCurdy <>
Salem, OR USA - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 17:36:37 (PDT)

Great site!! I recently inherited a VANAGON '83 which needs a new motorious since it belches clouds of smoke. I could go for used, short block or even TURBO. Area is Spokane,WA. I have a lot of background in VW diesel and really like them. Keep up the great website!
Rachel Cogent <>
Deer Park, WA USA - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 16:01:07 (PDT)

FOR SALE: 82 VW Rabbit Pickup. Diesel, 82,000 mi, very clean. Clutch, tires, headgasket & struts replaced, repainted gold with matching interior. White cap in decent shape. $3500.00.
Mark W <>
Westchester, NY USA - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 13:50:46 (PDT)

I am looking for any information that someone out there might have about the adjustable waste gate on a turbo diesel engine. The engine is in a 91 jetta, and I was wondering if anyone out there had ever played with one. If so how many pounds of boost, and what was the result? Thank you.
Glenn Braman <>
Sunnyside, WA USA - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 00:48:59 (PDT) far as I understand, low or no sulfur is not a diesel owners' friend. The fuel pumps like the sulfur as a lubricant, so the lack thereof means accelerated wear for the pump. Not a good thing. Anyone care to set me straight on this if I am wrong?
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 16:19:54 (PDT)

AVgas is probably the WORST fuel you could load into your unleaded car. The high octane will burn your exhaust valves away, and the lead content will cause them to gum up and stick if they don't. Unless you have a high compression ratio, Say over 11-1, You have no reason to run such a high octane, plus it's completely illegal and your exhaust will smell like burnt gunpowder.
Eric Ulmer
Minneapolis, MN USA - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 23:07:23 (PDT)

Looking for a volkswagon diesel automobile around the Chicago area. Thanks for the great site.
Bill Rokaitis <>
Homewood, IL USA - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 20:25:46 (PDT)

The guy that is running "Jet Fuel" may have something there. Besides being more expensive, it runs cleaner, has less if any sulfer (probably sulfer free) and is clear enough to run in your kerosene lanterns,(which is really what it is). I would guess that mixed with the proper lubricant jet fuel would extend the life of the diesel motors. Remember AV gas or aviation gasoline is just a much cleaner version of automotive gas designed to burn clean and leave less deposits on the combustion chambers of the aircraft motors. Same with jet fuel. Winter weight diesel fuels are somtimes just kerosene or a diesel fuel with out parafins in the fuel that gel and clog up the fuel systems during cold weather. Anyone care to make a public comment on this? Look forward to you ideas.
Merle Campbell <>
Portland, OR USA - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 22:40:55 (PDT)

Jet Fuel ??!??!! Amazing.....
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 19:46:39 (PST)

I have an 86 jetta 2 door,non-turbo.It has over 340,000 km but starts and runs great (naturally!)I bought it just over a year ago (for less than 700 us).Since I got it I have run it on nothing but Jet-A (jet fuel)I usally mix the fuel about100:1 with 2 stroke oil or even 10w30.Does any one out there know what is the best additive for running Jet fuel?
C.lewington <>
St.John's, nf canada - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 15:16:35 (PST)

Ok, I'm serious. I want to buy a Rabbit Pickup diesel vehicle in decent condition or needing some work ok. I'm also selling a 1990 Isuzu (gas) short bed pickup with 160K. I'm in Washington State. May concider other A1 body ie Jetta, Rabbit 2dr, 4dr. or call me 360-458-5970 (Bill)
William Wold <>
Woy, WA USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 09:41:54 (PST)

Nice to see the typical VW owner has not changed; they generally go out of their way to help others. My 14yo son was just given an 81 PU diesel, been sitting 4 years, parked under a tree because the throwout bearing was noisy. Has canopy, body really good except backed into drivers rear corner, missing taillights and tailgate. We rolled engine over by hand, it was free. Put battery in it, lights came on, waited, hit key, instantly it was running! Great! No brakes, but we drove it home green slime and all. Washed it and it's actually white! Had AC at one time but the compressor is gone. Well we got 1 1/2 years to get all the missing pieces and fix the other things before he drives (legally). Think I'll look for one for myself as I'm starting to commute over 50 miles one way ( on the I-5 Parking lot)to my work. We're in the rainy (except for this year) Washington State. Don't seem to have as much of a rust problem as some of the eastern states. Maybe I'll be as lucky as my son and someone will give me one too. But I have a few bucks, I could actually buy it!
William Wold <>
Roy, WA USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 09:17:04 (PST)

Hello: Sorry I didn't finish my last question.I just purchased a 1982 VW Diesel, pick-up. I am(re)newed to your VW world. How do I know what model I have? Are all VW pick-ups a bit squirly in the front end? It seems to hit hard over bumps. Well anyhow, I am looking for a pick-up camper/cap. The cover that goes over the ashtray/coin holder(tan). The small chrome circle that goes around the mirror adjuster, a gear shift boot cover and an owners manual. Give me a Yell please.
David Kennedy <>
Reading, Pa USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 05:30:22 (PST)

Need Stuff for my 82 VW pick-up
David Kennedy <>
Reading, Pa USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 05:17:19 (PST)

ISO: 91-93 JETTA DIESEL: once again, still looking for a 91-92 Jetta diesel -prefer turbo. about 150,000 miles or less, no rust, running, and in good shape. Please let me know if you see any for sale! Finder's fee if you help me find the one I buy! -Andy
Andy <>
Naperville, IL USA - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 13:56:50 (PST)

I need a deisel engine for my 1984 Vanagon. I'm in California. Any suggestions?
Denny Flannery <>
Tuolumne, CA USA - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 20:17:13 (PST)

ba daca este cineva din lume si are ojetta diesel din 88 si vrea sa vinda sa zica
alex <>
bacau, romania - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 01:56:04 (PST)

I have a 91 1.6L turbo diesel jetta for sale. The car has 300,000 plus miles on it but the body is in excellent shape. The engine was completely rebuilt 39,000 miles ago, new turbo (not rebuilt) 33,000, clutch 20,000 and many other parts have been replaced since I have had the car. I also have two sets of rims and tires, a set for winter with winter tires and a set of polished aluminum rims with summer tires. I need to sell this car because I have four vehicles and can only drive one at a time. If anyone is interested in this great car email me and we can come up with a price that will make both of us happy.
todd <>
marinette, WI USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 11:45:57 (PST)

I am parting out a 78 VW Rabbit diesel (less engine and transmission), ALL PARTS GO CHEAP!!!!, email me with needs. Car is leaving on 3/31/2001!!! Must act quickly
Blake Sheppard <>
USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 06:00:42 (PST)

I have an 86 Jetta, 2 door, manual 5 sp transmission, 1.6 diesel, has an 81 engine it with 130,000 miles on it for sale. The body is white and in very, very good condition, The interior is gray and exceptional but the back seat has a few minor tears in it. New left cv axle, 2 new tires, (2 weeks old), new battery (2 weeks old), new clutch cable. This is a fine running car. I would keep it but i just put a new motor in my 82 and could never get my mney back out of it. milage: 189000, price: 1700$ location: Norfolk/va beach area or virginia. Thanks; email me with any questions!
Blake Sheppard <>
portsmouth, Va. USA - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 17:50:37 (PST)

I have a VW Transporter 1982-4 B reg 1600 diesel. The gearbox has suddenly become VERY VERY noisy (loud nocking)I am have trouble getting one here in the UK, and it would cost too much to look outside the UK. Does anyone know if a later model or car would have the same gearbox (ratio, fittings, etc)the gearbox seems to all in one with the differential? Many thanks in anticipation for any info returned Owen
Owen Baldwin <>
Scarborough, UK - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 10:51:47 (PST)

Hello all, I have a 1995 TD 1.9 golf with a minor but aggravating problem. The car was bought new and the oil and filter is changed every 6000km, fuel filter every 40,000km, air filter every 20000km, timing belt at 100000km. Bardahl injector lube is added at fill up. A few months ago the car would shudder and misfire a few seconds at cold startup, -5 to -20C. Afew seconds later the car ran perfectly. This had never happened before even with the original glows and battery after 5 years and 150,000km. I changed the glows and battery with no significant improvement. I noticed bubbles in the fuel line from filter to pump so I changed the filter and the clips holding the connections. The improvement was dramatic but it's still not perfect, even though few bubbles are visible now. The pump timing was checked and it apparently needed advancing slightly. This was done with no significant difference noted. Should I drain and wash the tank and check the lines myself or spring for a compression test and injector overhaul ($124 cdn plus tax each for reconditioned)?. The prestone is not black so the head gasket is probably fine. I use 1/2 pint of oil per 6000km, normal no? Is there a good injector cleaner available in Canada that won't destroy the pump seals, they seem fine now?. Thanks for suggestions. Ed Gallagher.
Ed Gallagher <>
montreal, pq Canada - Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 17:52:56 (PST)

Hi People. I find myself always coming here for a look whenever I log on to see what other VW people are doing in the world. I've come to realise a long time ago that its the very noisy, smokey, rough nature (compared to many cars, ie: Toyota, Honda, ect) that gives Volkswagens the character we all are attracted to, besides the economy and reliability. Bjorn, I am glad to help. I'll help anyone if I can. As far as getting 50 000 more out of the motor, I don't see why not. If everything else is good, it should work out ok. It won't be new, but better. I'm curious what would have bent the rod in the first place though. I would think nothing short of metal above the piston ( stray nut or bolt down the intake , or hydro-locking it somehow (lots of liquid in the cylinder won't compress)would do it. As for the hydralic head not ok...I'd guess either lifter bleed down is a concern, or the block doesn't provide enough oil to the head to support hydralic valve-lash adjusters. If I find out anything, I will let you know. Good luck.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 18:34:26 (PST)

1982 VW Transporter - following on from my entry of the 12th March,the saga continues: Thanks first of all to Mark M and Cliff for their good advice. The van is now with a VW mechanic who has had the head off and found low compression in no 1 cylinder. Apparently, At TDC for 1&4 pistons they should protude above the block by the same amount. No 4 does so but no. 1 does not protude. The mechanic says that this is probably due to a bent con. rod and is the cause of low compression and hence the smoke from this cylinder. The bores he says are OK so one proposal is now to use a special tool to deglaze the bores(forgotten his terminology)and fit a spare set of Con rods/pistons with new shells and rings. The other proposal is too expensive for my son's limited budget and that would be to fit a recon block. The mechanic is confident of another 50,000 with the affordable first option - what do you guys think? As a "by the way" he thought that the Aussie who sold him the van had included a good spare engine.(Golf with 8K on Clock) But the mechanic said, straight away, that it had hydraulic tappets and could not be changed over due to the mounting angle of the engine in the transporter. Any comments here ?
Bjorn hvaal <>
UK - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 15:57:39 (PST)

Hello, Passat is the best!!!
zoka <>
tuzla, BiH BiH - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 03:19:35 (PST)

I bought a 92 jetta diesel last week and have just started shopping around for speakers / radio etc. I have been told by 2 dealers that it is impossible to install speakers into the doors of the car. Admittedly there isn't much room but it looks like it can be done . . . can anyone confirm whether or not this is the case ? Much appreciated !
Nick Chandler <>
Hungary - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 04:41:10 (PST)

Why don't you have a system to look up a question or answer.....I went to a search engine for a particular question.....get your site....and then you have to go thru all this wishy washy stuff to FIND what your looking for. Then to find out.....the guy who wrote the question/or whatever....wasn't even close to what I WAS LOOKING FOR! Need to do something here Dominco
Dominico <>
jimmyk, we USA - Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 08:05:05 (PST)

Hi everyone. Just a question for someone who might know : I have a 1990 n/a Jetta diesel and am having a hard time to get 900 kms to a tank. My old 1986 n/a jetta diesel with 611 000 kms on the clock would get 1100 kms to a tank. Same driver, same terrain. The 1990 has been cheched for injectors, cam timing, pump timing, ect. Someone told me for 1990 to 1992 the n/a diesels had the pumps modified in some way that reduced milage. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of this ? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 17:04:26 (PST)

paul cermak <>
Lutz, FL USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 13:01:24 (PST)

My son has just bought a 1982 1600cc diesel transporter*, converted to a camper,with 100,000 miles on the clock (*Vanagon in states). Problem is that he gets lots of pale blue/grey smoke on start up. - lasts upto 5 minutes from cold! So far have had the timing checked out, changed injectors and Glow plugs, drained/flushed fuel tank and changed filter - all with limited success. He doesn't seem to lose any water. Power pretty flat with a max speed of about 65/70MPH(with a tail wind!) Although engine sounds good when warmed up. No problem starting but after a few seconds she starts to miss followed by dense blue/grey smoke. Any ideas from you folks around the world would be appreciated
Bjorn Hvaal <>
UK - Monday, March 12, 2001 at 15:23:26 (PST)

Am looking for ideas. My father has a 98 diesel transporter van and I would like to source out options for camperizing. Is it possible to get a new VW diesel camperized van or would his existing have to be camperized? Any idea of costs?
Rod Hartman <>
Grande Prairie, Ab Can - Monday, March 12, 2001 at 09:05:43 (PST)

Parting out 15 volkswagens. Rabbits,jetta's,golf,quantums,Rabbit Pick up. Let me know what you need. Belton, SC
Cliff <>
Belton, sc USA - Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 13:02:43 (PST)

I own 2 diesels, an 81 Rabbit LS 4dr with roof racks and an 85 Golf GL 2dr. I've owned the rabbit since June 97 and the Golf since Fall 99. I have'nt tried the ecodiesel fuel alternative yet, but I do rust proof my cars with canola oil! It really works! My Rabbit has received a transplant lately, after I made the mistake of trying to cold-start it with ether-(result-cracked block!). It now sports a 1986 diesel engine which was VW factory re-built. The Rabbit only shows 142956 Km's on speedo and it still works, mind you, I have changed odometers once. Car had 112110 km's on it when I bought it, and odometer quit in summer of 98. the Golf has over 275000 km's on it, as it is originally from Calgary, Alberta, but it still runs strong. always looking for cheap/dead VW's + parts and have a few parts for sale myself. My Rabbit license plate is "KLEINWGN" and I am a member of the Bluewater Bugs Club based in Sarnia,Ontario Canada. And yes,i would like to own a Beetle or a Bus someday!!! Love this site!!!
Paul Kleinsmith <>
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada - Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 14:26:41 (PST)

Hi everyone. I've never driven one, but have always been curious about the diesel Vanagon. Just how slow are they ? I have a n/a Jetta diesel, so I have some idea of the HP, but what are they like on the highway? Top speed? Just wondering...
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 19:12:50 (PST)

I'm looking for a PARTS CAR. I need around an 81 diesel rabbit. Body doesn't matter. Paul of Canada
Paul N. <>
Ottawa, Canada - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 19:01:17 (PST)

WANTED: VW-Eurovan/Transporter to convert to camper. Diesel only. Preferable 1995-up...or VW Westfalia Diesel ------------- Question: Who installs/markets aftermarket pop-up roofs, not like the original, but straight lift of about 16-20 inches?
Norbert <>
Grimsby, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 17:45:07 (PST)

WANTED: VW-Eurovan/Transporter to convert to camper. Diesel only. Preferable 1995-up...or VW Westfalia Diesel ------------- Question: Who installs/markets aftermarket pop-up roofs, not like the original, but straight lift of about 16-20 inches?
Norbert <>
Grimsby, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 17:42:37 (PST)

If you want 100hp, you might as well swap in a 1.8l gas engine, because it'll be easier and cheaper. Performance and Diesel aren't 2 words that go together very well. Of course, if you have all the money in the world and still want a fast diesel, you could swap in a chipped TDI, they can crank out 250lbs/ft of torque and 140-150 hp
gmagnan <>
Ste-Foy, Qc Canada - Monday, March 05, 2001 at 16:08:07 (PST)

Hai This is a great site really. I have purchased a 92 jetta diesel. After a weak in the morning it did not start. I tried with the help of my friend to start by boosters. but in vein. I found an electrical cord and plug hanging in . Please advise me it is for what purpose. My battery is parts master (make) mtc free. Now what to do , so that it does not cause problems in future. Thanks
balwant <>
burlington, on Canada - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 09:31:08 (PST)

Hi everyone !!! I have golf 1.9 TD (1992) with 75HP. Does enyone knows how to increase power of engine. I also need dimension of special bolt for fixing injection pump in the case of changing timing belt.
Igor Prah <>
Zagreb, Croatia - Friday, March 02, 2001 at 03:17:52 (PST)

i was wondering if anyone had some tips for how to get more power out of an 86 non-turbo diesel jetta. i'm gonna put a turbo on it and i want to get over 100 hp out of it.
curt deal <>
jacksonville, fl USA - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 14:08:11 (PST)

I have a 1993 Volkswagon Jetta GL. It's a Turbo Diesel and I estimate that it has about 75HP. It's a 1.9L engine. Inline four and I was wondering where I can get some specifications on it. I would like to find out exactly how much Horsepower it has, Pound feet of torque and I would also like to know the top speed. THANKS!
Cory <>
Montreal, PQ Canada - Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 09:27:35 (PST)

Hi everyone !!! I have a GOLF 1.9 TD (96). I have problem with loosing of cooling liquid through the expansion box for liquid. I find out that this liquid is leaking through som kind of valv on expansion box. I changed box, and also cover of this box, but i still have the same problem. I also find out that pressure in cooling system is very high !!! Does enybody know what could be the reason !!! The engine have about 200000 km !!! Thank you a lot !
Igor Prah <>
Zagreb, Croatia - Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 04:31:52 (PST)

hello- I own an a1 Jetta in need of a new flywheel, wondering if one from a gas engine will be OK. If so, what are the differences in the timing marks? Thanks alot , Levi
Levi <>
Salem, or USA - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 16:43:35 (PST)

why would the petrol engine be suitable to drive a system where the torque and power required increase with speed
mohsen salem <>
isa town , bahrain bahrain - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 11:17:37 (PST)

i have 56 volkswagon trucks. i need to sell them to feed my 35 cats. i love trucks and cats, but cats more than anything in the world. cats are all i live for, if anyone else loves cats as much as me, then you have found true happiness. e-mail me pictures of your cats!!!! please
clarence carter <>
USA - Friday, February 23, 2001 at 20:25:27 (PST)

VW Transporter 1.6 turbo deisel (rear engine). Over heating problems. I have changed thermostat, checked radiator etc etc. Still it overheats. I am now running about with no thermostat, which is ok unless it is a cold day, then it takes ages to get warm. Any suggestions?
Allan Turner <>
London, UK - Friday, February 23, 2001 at 06:55:48 (PST)

HELP!my 91 jetta's tempature is all over the place as long as im on the pedal,used to stay at 1/4 now goes up to 3/4 seems to stay at half thats when fan comes on,is this normal?changed thermostat, fan switch also i bought car in winter and now its been getting warmer so i thought maybee thats the way it is ? let me know thanks troy...
Troy <>
USA - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 18:19:20 (PST)

Just bought an 82 Rabbit diesel, and it is in great need for a complete suspension replacement. Need recommendations on what you have found to be the most comfortable set-up. Thanks Pat
Pat <>
Calisle, Pa USA - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 21:39:39 (PST)

I'm looking for a truck repair manual online with detail pictures with the diesel component pls tell me when to find in the web.
Ent <>
USA - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 20:20:23 (PST)

Sir,I am in need of cold start test preparation, procedure and data analysis with development program at -12 deg. cels. with 40 hp diesel engine. If anybody from this area please respond on email:
Appaso Mandle <>
Mumbai, MH India - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 04:17:03 (PST)

looking for a diesel pick up when they were made in Pa Thanks Matt
Matt <>
Phila, Pa USA - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 18:59:54 (PST)

I would like to buy a VW diesel pickup in good shape.
Don Carpenter <>
Crawfordsville, IN USA - Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 08:07:41 (PST)

i have a 85 diesel jetta and got a turbo diesel quantium for a moter swap. the local pump shop did a check up on the pump and it was 8cc low and said most are very low. he put it 4cc high and it runs great it will go up hills with out overheating. i can now drive it like a normal car and don't have to leave 10 min early to be on time. it gets 38 to 40 mpg in town and 47 on the highway. i don't know what boost it is running at but the wine is a lot higher than stock. ask later and i will give a hp figure at the wheels. i will guess maby 80hp since my girls stock gas car won't clime hills as good. keep smoken!!!!!!!!!
Dennis King <>
lebanon, pa USA - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 21:56:35 (PST)

Time Critical Recommendations: I am looking at buying either a 1990 Turbo Diesel Vanagon (69 Hp) or a 1988 Gas Vanagon (112 Hp). I worry about the lack of power an 'smell' in the Diesel. I know the wrap on Diesel's logevity and fuel consumption, but what else is there? Can I chip this engine for more power? How about a swap-out on the Diesel? Please help!
Pat <>
Portland, or USA - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 17:21:41 (PST)

Hey, I'm looking for an A2 turbo diesel Jetta in the NY/MA/CT/VT area. It can't be that brown color either. Also, it has to be pre '89. I will consider a newer one if it is the right price. No rot is a plus to! Thanks guys. Oh, I have an '81 diesel Jetta that was rolled, but the engine is still great. It has new glow plugs, timing belt/tensioner, head gasket, valve cover gasket, and a bunch of other stuff. 5-speed tranny. Car is complete, C/V joints bolth good, elect sys good, and a bunch of other little parts and gadgets. I need to sell it, it has 140,000 miles on it. first $300 gets it!
Chris Carroll <>
Red Hook, NY USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 19:21:22 (PST)

Does anyone know where I can get an oil filter wrench for a 2000 TDI beetle don't want to break the plastic cap.
brad childress <>
manito, IL USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 15:59:16 (PST)

I'm looking for a Passat wagon diesel. They were only imported in 96 and 97. If anyone has one, or knows where I can find one, please mail me.
Ryan <>
Ithaca, ny USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 08:07:31 (PST)

Has anyone tried to fix a diesel fuel pump on a 81 vw rabbit. It's leaking on the top where the throttle spindle comes out of the pump. It's not huge amounts of fuel, but it does make a mess. Thanks Paul of Canada
Paul N. <>
Ottawa, ON Canada - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 09:25:52 (PST)

I am looking for a 1981 diesel truck luv transmission
Cynthia Lovick <>
Greenville, NC USA - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 09:50:58 (PST)

I have a 1991 EcoDiesel with about 140K on it and get about 50miles/gallon. This past weekend it developed a leak in one of the fuel injection lines. As a stop-gap I cut the end off and re-attatched it. How difficult is it to replace these by yourself?
Jeannine Keefer <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 07:15:22 (PST)

Can the fuel pump pressure get adjusted higher/lower? Also - can the tranmission on the 92 Jetta Eco Diesel (turbo) get converted to a six speed? If so what will the final drive ratio be and what is the resulting Rpm's currently am at about 2500 at 100km/h
Ivo Biancucci <>
Stoney Creek, On Canada - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 20:10:10 (PST)

I need a gauge cluster with tachometer for my rabbit 83 any A1 cluster with tach wil be fine. Mine is Diesel, but the cluster from a gas will do. Thanks
WIL <>
Boca Raton, FL USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 20:20:04 (PST)

I have a German street sweeper with 1,9 L VW dieasel engine, we have had many serius heat problem in the past and now we are looking for yet another rebuild or completely a new engine. Is there someone out there that knows those problems the reasonsor a motor that will fit in the same seat anddo a better job. PLEASE HELP. Bjarni Hilmar Iceland,, tel: 354-5514000, fax 354-5510440
Bjarni Hilmar Jonsson <>
Reykjavik, Iceland - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 15:14:21 (PST)

Super infos about VW. Please visit my site.
Gregor <>
Frankfuet/M, Germany - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 04:13:09 (PST)

WANTED: Owners manual for a '89 VW Jetta. Will pay reasonable price for same. I really enjoy this car & would like to have all the information on it. Call 973-770-1630 or e-mail. Thanks John W.
John W <>
Hopatcong, NJ USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 20:46:49 (PST)

Looking for a gauge cluster for a 1989 Jetta Diesel. It has a 120 mph speedo on the left and a clock on the right with a single harness connection.
Jim <>
Cleveland, OH USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 15:44:34 (PST)

Looking for a guage cluster for a 1989 Jetta Diesel. It has a 120 mph speedo on ht eleft and a clock on the right with a single harness connection.
Jim <>
Cleveland, OH USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 15:43:50 (PST)

Low sulfer fuel ,= poor injector pump lubrication, I use a good grade 2 cycle oil ,pint per tankful Engine does not "ping--ping" as much on cold start ,and torque at low RPM is improved . Keep dieseling (:
Doug <>
Commack, NY USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 14:49:14 (PST)

I would like to see a picture of the bug
Sara Cordevant <Cordevants1>
Dupo, IIl USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 14:46:40 (PST)

if anyone knows of ANY 1991-1992 4-door VW Jetta Diesels (prefer Turbo, but im not picky) - PLEASE let me know! ($30 finder-fee for the person who helps me find the one I purchase.) THANKS!
Andy <>
Naperville, IL USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 08:11:38 (PST)

I am at a loss. I know this site is for diesel cars, and althought my VW is not a diesel, can you help me ? I own a 1990 VW Corrado and do not have an owner's manual. I have to place in the relays and the fuses on the car but need a diagram of what I need and what goes where. Any idea where I can search. Nothing I've tried so far has helped me. Thanks.
J. O'Grady <>
Canada - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 14:58:58 (PST)

***WANTED*** Damage Cars 98 onwards! VW golf new shape's, diesels, AUDI's A3, A4, A6 Range Rover 2.5 diesel's Contact Will pay top prices!
kahn <>
UK - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 11:05:04 (PST)

HOLYOKE, MA USA - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 23:26:29 (PST)

I've heard of the same thing done around my area here. Seems the guy used a Volvo diesel transmission from a Volvo 240 (the 6 cylinder diesel used in the Volvo was made by VW, and has the same block as a 4 cylinder VW diesel, but was made into a six), with a VW turbo diesel, and due to the separate transfer case on the Suzuki, only had to make/modify the short jack shaft from the transmission to the transfer case. I have never seen it, but heard it worked very well and had decent power....certainly more than was available with the stock Samari power plant.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia Canada - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 18:51:54 (PST)

Found an interesting vehicle for sale on the web: A Suzuki Samari with a VW DIESEL ENGINE installed. I emailed the guy but have had no response. Does anyone have any info on this swap? This sounds like a great combination to get a cute, little 4WD buggy with a great, economical, reliable powerplant.
S. Darstein <>
Pfafftown, NC USA - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 09:13:32 (PST)

Looking to buy an 81 Rabbit diesel. Original color silver. Two door. Sun roof. Sold to Connecticut resident in 1988.
Mark <>
New Haven, CT USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 17:00:35 (PST)

I have a 1982 Audi 4000S 1.6L diesel five speed for sale very reasonable in Austin, TX. Body straight, paint faded, engine starts easily and sounds good, steering, brakes, drivetrain, and tires all in good shape. Should make a fairly good utility/commuter car. Approximately 113K. Needs TLC. Email me for additional details.
John <>
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 13:07:06 (PST)

I have a 84 rabbit diesel with a 81 jetta diesel motor. I am getting about 40mpg. Interested in what other people are getting in their car. My motor has about 500,000 km. Never been touched except for having the valves adjusted and timing belts replaced.
shaun <>
st.stephen, nb canada - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 16:06:25 (PST)

I own a 99 VW Jetta and it sucks. It uses a lot of oil. It uses a quart of oil for every 1,000 miles is this normal? I called the corporate and they said it was normal I have never heard of a vehicle using this much oil.
Amadna <>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 15:08:43 (PST)

WANTED: 4-door vw diesel car pefer turbo,but would consider non-turbo,has to be in excellent condition,as I will drive it 35000-40000 miles a year. THANKS
Darrell <>
MT USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 21:53:46 (PST)

I have a 1986 VW 1.6 diesel transporter van (vanagon). I am considering changing to a 1.9 N/A engine. Has anyone done such a swap. Can anyone give advice on donor vehicles. What are the problems. Air cleaners, engine mounts, exhaust/manifolds, physical dimentions etc.? Any info desperately required to gain much needed power. Is a turbo engine a possibility?
Les Clark <>
Lowdham, Nottingham, Notts United Kingdom - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 09:17:20 (PST)

I'm looking for a 4.25:1 ring & pinion set out of an AVX code 020 transmission. I believe that this trans came in the 1.6 TD Jetta's. Please drop me an email if you have one of these.
Bill Miller <>
NJ USA - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 16:37:03 (PST)

rick lawson <>
franklin, oh USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 10:51:34 (PST)

I have an 86 Golf I was leaking coolant around the block heater, so I removed it no problem, right, wrong I don't know how to get it back in, what holds it in? what does the bolt tighten to? I installed an "O" ring does it need to be a special high temp one? I just got a rubber "O" ring from the local hardware...please help I am down hard ...thanks Kim
Kim McKnight <>
Lusby, MD USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 11:49:06 (PST)

Just want to say thanks... You note on using an 'S' shaped wrench on the AC brack is right on target. This past weekend I was removing the waterpump housing when I found this nasty AC bracket bolt under the injection pump. Good news the wrench worked great. Jeff Harp 1985 Jetta Diesel
Jeff Harp <>
TX USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 10:24:32 (PST)

Dear Sir.. I would be very grateful if you provide me complete information regarding studying and training in the field of DIESEL Pumps maintenance, over hauling and calibration. The things i want to know Duration of study and Training. Language we prefer English. Board and Lodging cost including fees of study. By the way i want to inform you that i am married i mean we are family of one chiled. Finally the models we have in our country as examples are as the following: a- FIAT old model/682N3, 697N, 110NC, OM55. b- IVECO/ 330-35, 190-26H, 380-37 TURBO STAR. Daily 40-10, 65-9, 40-12. c- CATERPILLAR/ 920, 930, 950, 966, D8K, D8H. d- DAF.(vhicel) e- NISSAN DIESEL.(vhicel) f- Mercedes (vhicel) The Best regards Moftah Diab Address Tripoli-Libya
Moftah Diab <>
Tripoli, Libya - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 12:39:24 (PST)

Hello Friends, I am T.Raghu Menon, working as a Fuel Injection Technician in a Private firm in India(Kerala) I hearty welcome to all the Fuel Injection Mechanics and Diesel Mechanics of the Universe for making a good Friendship. Anybody interested, please contact me. Thank you
cochin, INDIA - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 02:35:16 (PST)

I have an aluminum camper-shell/topper/cap available for the Bunnytruck. Also, misc. other VW diesel parts. Also, I'm looking for information on fixing the "hinge" on the Glas Tek cap on my '81 VW Diesel Bunnytuck, 188k miles. Specifically, I want to know if anyone has had luck finding and replacing the rear window/door aluminum window frame/hinge, and the the frame/hinge on the shell opening. Thanks.
Karl <>
Johnsburg, IL USA - Friday, January 12, 2001 at 12:01:17 (PST)

Hi everyone. I was just curious if anyone reading this had ever tried to install an automatic transmission from a gas Golf/Jetta into a diesel. I have a 1990 Jetta diesel (na), and the wife cannot drive a manual shift. I know the gas has a different torque converter )probably a different stall speed), but wondered if anyone made the conversion anyway, and if you did, how did it work? I was kind of thinking of doing this myself. Thanks.
Mark M <>
NS Canada - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 19:04:06 (PST)

karad, maharashtra india - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 09:46:05 (PST)

Looking for a Turbo Diesel Jetta, 1990-1992.Must have under 150K's,no rust. Drop me a line if you are selling such a beast on the West Coast of Canada. No U.S. cars please...
Steve <>
Abbotsford, B.C. Canada - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 19:18:33 (PST)

i have a 98 T D I SO so far my 100.000 km have been absolutly trouble free.
jsiezien <>
port alberni, bc cdna - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 07:32:30 (PST)

i have a 1600 Mk1 i am searching for a manual of the engine, anyone can help me?
Tim <>
Belgium - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 05:58:36 (PST)

my car is made of shape shifting robotic deer gasoline cans. IT is powered by manure from gugafants from the midwest. It rides on 10" bicycle wheels and has 52 horsepower. A modified lawnmower engine powers this bad boy. You've been a bad boy too... we know who you are and were watching you.... the squirrels in your yard have cameras in their eyes. thank you and god bless
Krog <>
Washington, DC USA - Saturday, January 06, 2001 at 10:27:38 (PST)

I own no diesels but I own aircooled goodies from '58-73.
ashcroft, bc can - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 18:11:34 (PST)

me own 12 non diesel vw rangein' from 1958-1973.
ashcroft, can - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 18:06:03 (PST)

I acquired my Dad's 1977 yellow VW rabbit standard diesel when he died close to 2 years ago. It was his pride and joy, and he kept it in impeccable condition, inside and out. It developed a water leak, and over the summer we constantly added water. We live in the Northeast, and my daughter came back from college recently and drove it, and the engine had cracked due to the water freezing-no antifreeze! I was broken-hearted-not to mention broke! Now I am looking for a low mileage engine that won't break the bank. Thanks so much!!!!!
Susan Hyde-Wick <>
Woodbury, CT, CT USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 13:42:12 (PST)

I have a 1988 diesel Caddy with 150000 miles on the clock. Lately I have noticed a resistance in the gear lever to engage first gear. Reverse is fine as are all the others. The clutch has only done 30,000 miles so I think it might just be a problem with the linkage, any similar experiences? My folks had a diesel Caddy which had 370000 miles on the clock when they sold it two years ago it's still going strong. All we've ever done to maintain them is to change the oil,air & fuel filters every 3000miles and the timing belts every 30000. Neither pick up has ever had their cylinder head off. Reliable or what!
Peter McLaren <>
Orkney, Scotland - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 12:15:17 (PST)

Very good page, We lost our vehicle in a fire, 50 miles from town 40 miles from the nearest neighbor, we have no transporation now, have a 81 volkswagon pickup, needs a diesel engine complete, but only have a coulple hundred to spend as we are on SS and 71 years old. Anyone out threr that can help please e-mail or call. 406 429 2146 anytime. we could give somebody one hell of an elk or deer hunt. we could supply food and board , if they have tags. Had 75 big elk in yard this A.M. Thanks much, Richard and Evelyn
Richard Scee <>
Winnett, MT USA - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 13:26:58 (PST)

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