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being a vw pickup owner and lover, i find this to be the best
relater web site ever. thank you
robert salg <email@example.com>
winchester, nh USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 14:35:00 (PST)
has come on and the engine condition code is p0380 undocumented,
what might this mean. Any help will be gladdly appriciated. Thank Scott
Kennesaw, GA USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 09:29:30 (PST)
I love my VW. Great German Engineering.
USA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 13:49:43 (PST)
Looking for VW jetta 1996 manual with no engine or trasmition .Max
1000$cell 412 726 5525
Pittsburgh, pa USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 23:35:25 (PST)
I am converting my 1.8L gas 1986 Jetta GLi to 1.6L Diesel.
Any suggestions or tips from anyone with experience appreciated.
Minnedosa, Manitoba Canada - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 13:28:18 (PST)
I recently purchased (5 days ago) a 1997 VW Passat TDI with 90,089 miles for $5,700 from a small lot dealer with very little knowledge of the car in general or the history of the car. What maintenance/repairs of the car should I be looking to to take car of at this time and in the next 5 to 30 thousand miles? The car rides great. I have put 120 miles on the car since filling the tank and the guage is just moving below the full mark. Incredible long range driving with the 18 gallon tank. How often should the oil be changed and what is the best brand and "weight" should be used. Is it recommended to use a anti algae/water build up for this car and how often?
Thanks for everyones' help in advance.
steve powers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
PA USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 21:19:19 (PST)
Great site, I have an 80 caddy diesel and an 81 gas caddy
Gas caddy needs to find a new home as the diesel is proving to be very economical and reliable.
Stu Oates <email@example.com>
Mineral, VA USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 17:13:50 (PST)
my volkswagen golf tdi has broken down so much that I think I need
to get a better education on how the engine works.
jason zimmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
deerfield beach , fl USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 05:56:17 (PST)
I am thinking about getting a new diesel VW golf. It often goes
below zero degrees at night in the winter where I live. Anyone have any
experience with the diesel golf (newer models) and very cold weather???
Sun Valley, id USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 22:16:00 (PST)
i was wondering if anyone out there knows hoe to get at least 150 to
200 horsepower out of a 1.6 L diesel rabbit??well any info would help
walla walla , wa USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 01:46:36 (PST)
hey are you wondering how to get maximum performance out of a 1990
jetta??well the thing that you have to do is get an audi 5000 s throtle
body and then a german head for your car if it doesnt have one and then
you can get a piece of pvc pipe and it has to 2.5 in beacuse it wont
fit other wise and you have to put that on the intake tube you have to
take the other one off though....and then if you still want more take
the smog crap off of the air box there should be a screw there with
like a piece of plastic on it take that off and then get a really good
air filter like a k and n filter...you can also get the fuel pump
turned up so itll pump more fuel cause your going to need it..well
thats all that i can think of....
walla walla, WA USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 01:39:32 (PST)
Nice pages, i have jetta -88 d 420tkm and still working.. only some
rust problems.. keep up good work!! J.S from finland
USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 13:00:46 (PST)
I'm looking for a diesel westfalia in good shape.
Please email me if you want to sell one!
Guy Cote <email@example.com>
Elora, On CANADA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 17:51:55 (PST)
caddy diesel kicks ass!!!!!!!!!thanks for all links!
have a nice day!
roger olsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
helsingborg, sweden - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 07:09:25 (PST)
I have a VW Golf 3 TD and recently i had some engine problems: it
stoped running smooth. I check the pressure in the cilinders and it was
30 bar in the first one, 2 bar in the 2nd dan 4th and 29bar in the last
one. A mechanic tod me that i had some engine problems. WHICH IS THE
CORRECT PRESURE IN THE CILINDER?
Bogdan Hebean <email@example.com>
Bucharest, Romania - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 08:25:39 (PST)
I got an VW Passat wagon '99 and i have got the rear lights from the
new Passat wagon and I wont to switch them, the only problem is the
wires, they are pluginn on another way than the old one. Can someone
help me. Please mail me.
Michael Jonassen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saeby, Denmark - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 05:55:28 (PST)
Can anyone help! need an inline transmission to fit my 1.6 turbo
diesel vw engine,I heard that Volvo used a vw diesel engine would one
of these work? any assistance would help Thanks
elmira, Ontario CANADA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 16:01:03 (PST)
My beloved 91 VW Jetta was totaled in an accident in September, and
I have been unsuccessful in finding another of its approximate vintage.
I am looking for an early 90's Jetta or Golf diesel with fewer than
Bob Brennan <email@example.com>
Louisville, KY USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 19:21:21 (PST)
anyone know anything about vw deisel engines coverted to marine
engines by pathfinder
michael gregg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
louisville, ky USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 18:18:11 (PST)
I have a 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon aircooled regular gas bus. Recently
the headlights went dead. they briefly came on one day whe I put the
car into drive (she's an automatic) then went out again. I noiticed
that there are some wires under the spare tire (which is located under
the headlights). I recently put the spare tire back into place, I
wonder if I snagged a wire ?? Anyway, if anyone can give me any tips on
the wire setup, headlights..etc ..that would be great. I would love to
fix this myself. One tech said that maybe both headlights went out at
the same time..I find this hard to beleive. Please email me any
suggestions..I need to get my bus going !! thanks!
CA USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 09:20:41 (PST)
Hi us any one have tec. inf. on transporter van jear 1997,
barreiro, Portugal - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 15:42:00 (PST)
What oil should I use in a 1999,Jetta TDI, or a beetle TDI.
Jeff H <email@example.com>
Welland, Ont Canada - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 11:45:25 (PST)
Looking for information on what oil to use in a 1999 Jetta TDI, or
2000 New Beetle.
Jeff H <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Welland, Ont Canada - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 11:28:35 (PST)
Nice site. I enjoyed it very much!
David Jay <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 10:06:12 (PST)
I have a '81 VW Rabbit I would like to sell. I think it has 122,000
miles on it everything works. I am moving to the country and the dirt
roads are not good on the suspension. Besides the only thing I know
about diesels is when they break down you cannot find anyone that knows
how to work on them. I had a mechanic go thru it from frount to back.
Replaced what needed to be replaced and struts on the frount. Will take
best offer. WildfireSLB@msn.com
Stacy Bledsoe <WildfireSLB@msn.com>
Brownwood, TX USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 21:09:58 (PST)
Selling: 1983 Turbo Diesel Jetta. Well maintained car. I have owned
this jetta now for three years and only drove it a-b. This car has
about 125k miles. It's original. The car was imported from Germany to
Canada then by me to Seattle. I love this car and have invested alot of
money to keep it 100%. The uno-body has a bit of rust under the front
right a-arm joints. This car would be an ideal parts car for someone
who appreciates the 83 Jetta Turbo Diesel as much as I do. $700
Robert Siemons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kirkland, wa USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 18:21:01 (PST)
Anyone know the size of the heater hose on an A3 Jetta TD ?? I have
a fuel heater and need to know the hose size before I cut it !
Ottawa, ON Canada - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 10:33:11 (PST)
I have a 1994 Jetta GL turbo Diesel. Can someone tell me where to
get instructions on how to fix sunroofs? Also my fuel pump is sucking
air! I cannot find out where? Can someone help!!!? Low power, hard to
start, I can see bubbles in intake line. Also, rev's very high on
highway and I am not sure how to check if turbo is running? Someone
Christopher Grant <Cgrant@cogeco.ca>
Long Sault ( St. Lawrence River), ONT Canada - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 10:10:48 (PST)
The Parts Bin! Parts for all make and model import Free
ShippingClick Here Import Auto Parts!
USA - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 04:24:40 (PST)
Hello all, I have a 1982 VW diesel pickup.I'm the third owner of
it.The diesel only has 113,000 miles on it...It runs like new.I always
use Diesel oil CC/CD grade 15/40
When i change the fuel filter.I pour in a quart of ATF tranny fluid in the fuel filter.I own a 1997 chevy turbo diesel,,,but i drive my baby diesel to keep the milage down on my chevy diesel.
I am looking for a running or rebuildable 1.6 VW turbo diesel motor for my 1982 VW pickup........Any help would be great......thank you.
chris pellicci <email@example.com>
locust valley, ny USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 17:45:27 (PST)
Hello Fellow VW Fans. I just bought a 2000 VW Jetta TDI it is the
best car in the world. It has more power then I ever thought possible,
and for a turbo diesel it is amazingly quite.
Largo, FL USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 06:16:02 (PST)
I own a 1992 jetta turbo diesel...I bought if for $4000 cnd. I was
wondering if that was a good buy...and 2 I was wondering if the exhaust
manifolt gaskit was norm to go...I have had 2 go in 1 year...
toronto, on canada - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 08:35:21 (PST)
WANTED: VW RABBIT DIESEL PICKUP.
Ken Silverman, ph 541 343 0912
Ken Silverman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eugene, Or USA - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 00:43:58 (PST)
Nice to meet you,
Where can I find the VW beetle 1.6, 1998 Computer & Device
Wiring Diagram. Digifan 1.8? Thank you so very much.
Carlos Irizarry <email@example.com>
Guayanilla, PR USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 15:51:36 (PST)
I have a 1986 Jetta Diesel with 283K miles and still running. The
only engine work I did was having the cylinder head machined and
rebuilding the fuel injectors. It runs like a bueaty and burns no oil.
My dad has a 1991 Jetta Diesel with approx 211K miles. It smokes quite a bit but burns very little oil. It has noticeable less power than my Jetta. Recently, the timing belt snapped while my dad's Jetta was idling. We want to change the belt ourselves. We have successfully changed the belt on other diesels, but never on a VW. We can't find any of the TDC marks that let us know how to set up the engine before installing the belt. Does anyone have any knowledge on this subject? Is there a place where we can get accurately and "helpful" diagrams? My cheap VW Chilton book doesn't help us at all.
Jonathan Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stroudsburg, PA USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 10:35:40 (PST)
HOWDY: I GOT A 82 VW DEISEL (1.6) PICKUP TK., WITH 87000 MILES AND
THE TIMING BELT WENT. WAS GOING TO DO IT MYSELF TILL I READ THE MANUAL
AND I AM HAVING PROBLEMS FINDING THE PROPER TIMING MARKS FOR THE CAM
AND CRANK AND THE INJECTOR PUMP.
CAN ANYONE BE OF ASSISTANCE TO ME..AM TIRED OF GROPING IN THE DARK. THANKS... NEIL
NEIL SAVASTANO <email@example.com>
SEWELL, NJ USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 09:11:29 (PST)
Is there a kit a person can buy to repair a large hold in the
manifold of my Volkswagon Jetta 4 door?
Dorothe Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New Westminster, BC Canada - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 08:46:31 (PST)
I bougt a 84' jetta don't know much about diesel,has hard cold start
lots white smoke that thins out but not completely as engine warms up
also when accelerating black smoke and bogging at mediun to hi revs.Can
someone advise please.
Alvin, Tx USA - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 08:09:43 (PST)
Hi All, I would like to know what others are getting in MPG with
their diesel Pickups. Both of mine are getting around 32mpg. I was
getting 43mpg. Whats going on? Love to talk to others about the trucks.
Lewis Grimes <email@example.com>
Roseville, Ca USA - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 21:38:03 (PST)
i have a 1981 rabbit with a 1986 vw golf 1.6 litre diesel. Once upon
a time it over heated and the timing belt broke causing the pistons and
the valves to smack together. I replaced the pistons with new and put
back together. The engine now runs fine at idle but has no pickup when
I try to drive it. Could my lifter rods be bent? Or is there another
reason why things aren't like they should be. If you have any answers
they would be greatly appreciated.
midland , mi USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 11:52:19 (PST)
Looking for recommendation of a good, experianced independant VW
Diesel Auto Service shop in the BC Lower mainland. Have a hard starting
problem being misdiagnosed by present people.
Thanks if you can help!!
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 19:05:18 (PST)
Hey, I'm building a tachometer circuit for my deisel boat. I was
wondering if you had any ideas on how to build it. Since there is no
output directly from the engine, I need to develope some other input, I
was thinking a LED reflecting off reflective tape on the shaft and onto
a collector. Well, if you have any ideas, gimme a shout.
Andrew Hausch <Drauka36s@hotmail.com>
Burnaby, BC Canada - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 20:25:47 (PST)
Africa) last week when it caught fire. Need to locate parts including
carburettor and various other items. Unfortunately have been unable to
locate in Australia, does anyone have any ideas? Willing to import from
Tony Cini <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Perth, WA Australia - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 04:36:53 (PST)
I am currently considering buying a 1999 deisel beetle, I have never
owned a deisel car, only trucks. The car has 72,000 miles on it, with a
truck, that would be next to nothing, is it the same with the car
chelo gable <email@example.com>
vashon, wa USA - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 09:37:47 (PST)
I have a 1981 vw rabbit pickup and need sun visors. All the salvage
yard visors have 2 screw holes and mine has 3. I pulled the headliner
and know mine to be original. Does anyone know where 3 hole visors can
be found. Thanks, Dan
dan runyon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
edwardsville, il USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 11:28:23 (PST)
I have recently purchased a 99 New Beetle tdi. The check engine
light has come on with code p0380 ( glow plug circuit failure ) , is
this a common failure? I see a lot of people on the web have complained
about this problem. Should I be replacing the glow plug relay? Any help
is greatly appreciated. The car has approx 55k on it. Thanks
Bob D <email@example.com>
USA - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 12:16:24 (PST)
I have a 1997 jetta, its not diesel but it still got a prob. I blew
the fuse for the cigarette lighter, and i can't find where it is. The
manual says that those fuses are located above the relays but i don't
know where that is.. please help
miami, fl USA - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 15:48:58 (PST)
I just recently purchased a 1997 Passat TDi with 33,000 miles on
it.. A couple of questions. What type of oil??? How often?? And does
anyone make an aftermarket arm rest???
Cashton, WI USA - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 18:34:37 (PST)
I'm looking for a scheme or drawing that contains information on how
to set the wheels when putting on a new time belt on my diesel engine.
Please answer via mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
O.J. Vik <email@example.com>
Norway - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 07:15:46 (PST)
Great site wish Had found it sooner
Looking for rabbit pickup diesel body to put all my running gear in to. My pickup was T boned only thing straight on it is hood, rear bunper and taillights.
MUST BE DIESEL BODY as I don't want to hassle with smog paper work trying to convert to diesel. I am willing to go as far as 300 miles from San Jose to get a straight body with good paint.
San Jose, ca USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 18:26:01 (PST)
Thank you and please visit our site.
Dan Pope <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tallapoosa, GA USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 11:55:45 (PST)
Hi there people in case Nigel does not get back to me can anybody
tell me where I can get a workshop manual on VW Transporter 2.4 Diesel
J reg 90/91 [I think](engine located in front)
UK - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 08:23:48 (PST)
I have an '82 VW Jetta with a 1.6 liter diesel engine. I have
problems with oil pressure. The pressure is 100 psi at idle. If anyone
has had this problem before please advise me with a solution. I have
changed the oil pump, and flushed engine, but the problem is still
USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 17:55:08 (PDT)
Looking for a phone number to a firm called The Parts Place For All
Volkswagens located somewhere in Michigan with a (248) area code. Need
parts for 3 VW diesls-a 78, an 81 and an 82. Any leads will be greatly
Blakeslee, PA USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 12:06:52 (PDT)
I am needing your help. I have a 6V-92 Detroit Bus engine. I am
needing to know what time frame and what steps would it take to put a
used/new engine that has the exact parts/model/etc. It is my
understanding in the book to do the type of overhaul, that I need it
would take 45 hours which would include taking certain parts off the
old and putting them on the replacement engine, plus putting the old
transmission on the replacement. Plus how much antifreeze would be
needed or any other fluids/additional supplies. Could you please send
me an email with this information?
Please send it to:
thank you for your help, this is a very important matter, that I need to know.
Debora Fancote <email@example.com>
Moores Hill, IN USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 07:03:00 (PDT)
Mercedes diesel wont start in cold weather.
I have an engine heater but it is run by 110V.
Do you think I could find a 220V heater ?
Tm, tm Ro - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 18:34:09 (PDT)
I cant remember if I've signed before or not:) Anyway, great sight!
Thanks for keeping it up!
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 11:43:11 (PDT)
My son bought an 81' Jetta Diesel and it has had some upper engine
work done. He had been driving around for a week or two and was pleased
with how it ran and the mileage. He parked it the other night and now
it won't start. It turns over fine and smokes some while trying to
start. He has been through the glow plugs and relays. Checked for any
fuel leaks or air leaks in all lines. Replaced the fuel filter, etc.
Any suggestions? He also did a compression check and checked the
injectors. The thing is that not many things can go bad while parked,
not running. This is also 80 degree weather. TIA
Vern VanDiver <Dutch-Vfirstname.lastname@example.org>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 10:53:53 (PDT)
I have a 2000 Jetta TDI- 2 problems: 1) I need to replace
odometer-do I have to replace whole cluster? 2) I had a timing belt
replaced. It doesn't have any power, so I took it back and the first
garage gave up and I went to a second garage, who still can't find the
reason. Any suggestions on what to look for. I wonder if the first
garage loosened something on turbo or something else.
David Cooksley <email@example.com>
Lawrence, MA USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 06:54:20 (PDT)
I've been checking in on this guest book for a long time. I have 5
Rabbit diesels, including a pickup. I have been working on different
ways to convert them to run on vegetable oil for a couple years now. I
have found a new bulletin board that we can use so we can all see the
answers to these questions.
See you there.
Craig Howard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mason City , IA USA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 22:28:49 (PDT)
Very nice to see a diesel page!!
I have two 82 vanagons with 1.6L diesels in them. I am planning to upgrade one to a 1.6 or 1.9L turbo diesel but I am having a little trouble locating the stock european turbo intake, ehhaust parts etc, etc.
I would appreciate any info on the conversion and help on locating these european parts.
p.s. I am also looking for an exploded diagram showing the turbo engine setup for the vanagon (type 3)
stefan <dyepro@ hotmail.com>
vancouver, bc CANADA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 22:23:42 (PDT)
looking for a vw tdi passatt wagon, any suggestions and leads will
be greatly appreciated. Will drive up to montreal/ quebec region to
consider used vechiles.
john kelly <email@example.com>
portland, me USA - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 12:26:21 (PDT)
I am starting a vw diesel conversion into a 95 Lada Niva, 90 1.6
turbo jetta motor, I've been told Ineed a vw fox flywheeland clutch and
build an addapting plate to fit my lada trans. any input could help
elmira, Ontario CANADA - Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 17:50:08 (PDT)
its great page I wass working direkt in VW Germany Now i am in
canada and seling Tdi engines + other european parst
Jan Radil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kelowna, BC canada - Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 15:34:13 (PDT)
i am trying to find diagrams on a golf gti 1.8t 2001 so i could find
the pin numbers on the ecm and output vcd if the sensors , please
sumter, sc USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 17:43:23 (PDT)
Can anyone send me a wiring diagram for an 86 vw jetta turbo diesel?
Canada - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 10:29:32 (PDT)
I have a 86 VW Vanagon. I am looking for a manuel for the van. I am
having poor luck locating one. Can anyone recommend one and where to
get it from. It is a fuel injected gasoline engine.
Jon Agnew <email@example.com>
Bryan, Tx. USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 15:24:26 (PDT)
I have a 2002 VW Jetta TDI and need to know where the fuel filter
water drain is located.
USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 12:32:13 (PDT)
I am a first time visitor to this great site. I was looking at the
Guestbook and thought that we as VW diesel owners would maybe be better
served by a Message Board rather than a Guestbook. Most of the entries
in the guestbook are asking questions however there is no format to
post a reply that we could all gain knowledge from.
What do the rest of you think???
Try this link to visit a message board type of site.
I'm not a web savy type so I don't know how much work is involved in setting one up but I think it's worth a look.
Keep the rubber side down!!
Edmonton, AB Canada - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 12:41:07 (PDT)
Does anyone know what type of oil a 1981 volkswagon rabbit uses???
In your climate 15W40.
Admonton, AB Canada - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 12:14:06 (PDT)
Does anyone know what type of oil a 1981 volkswagon rabbit uses???
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 01:29:31 (PDT)
i can get a good longblock from please help!!!!!!!!!
George Schultz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
sc USA - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 12:36:27 (PDT)
I recently inherited a 1984 Rabbit Deisel. I had one about ten years
ago and i remember much better MPG than i am getting now(about 33mpg) I
don't know where to start to boost my mileage. On a side note, I showed
the car to my 16 yr old nephew and let him tool around in it and show
his freinds and they all think the car is VERY cool. Also any idea why
I have no reverse lights?
Dave Wertz <email@example.com>
Lock Haven, Pa USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 21:03:47 (PDT)
I had an over fuelling problem on 87 vw turbo diesel (black smoke)I
also fixied the problem with just an adjustment.
If any one needs info will send.
Kelowna, USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 09:39:35 (PDT)
Hello. I am curous how to get maximum performance, accelerartion,
power, speed out of a 1990 Diesel Turbo Jetta Gl. E-mail me with any
tips please. Thanks a bunch.
Prince George, B.C. Canada - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 23:03:31 (PDT)
I'm in Germany visiting and found a fairly decent VW Golf II. I would you know or if anyone can direct me to anyone that knows what was the original cost for a Brand New 1990 VW Golf II Diesel is?
I'm thinking of buying this baby and would like to hear from anyone that has this data officially on file.
I would appreciate hearing from you.
- Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 09:25:27 (PDT)
I am going to convert my 86 jetta GLi from gasoline to diesel. Any
Kelly Choy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Minnedosa, Mb Canada - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 15:46:31 (PDT)
I am still looking for information about putting a more powerful
engine into my 1979 golf. I have been told that I can put an Audi
diesel into this car without too much modification. Is this true? Where
can I find info regarding this? How much power can I get?
PS - This is a gold mine of information.
Andrew Rayson <email@example.com>
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 05:44:33 (PDT)
looking for a diesel tach cluster orvjust the tach, i am going nuts
trying to find one, will buy overseas or whatever just need a diesel
athens, oh USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 21:31:49 (PDT)
Hi, i am looking diesel engene for 1991 350 SD Mercedes,
with low mill.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Jose, ca 95118 USA - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 20:35:48 (PDT)
i hv a 1996 Passat TDI and I need a front r/h cv axle part 4it. and not just that, everytihng that goes w/ it: boot, etc.
marietta, GA USA - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 09:44:26 (PDT)
my type three has a new control unit and my injectors are still not
USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 19:02:17 (PDT)
I have a 1997 VW GTI VR6 and lately it seems as if the key is
slipping and my headlights turn off, my abs and brake light come on
also. When i hold the key in place the headlights come on and the abs
and brake light go away. I was wondering what this might be and what I
need to do to fix this.
CHARLOTTE, nc USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 15:57:35 (PDT)
I have purchased a 87 vw Jetta GL turbo diesel
and a 85 vw Jetta carat for parts. I can't find any info
on how to adjust injector pump (overfuelling) any reply would be great Thanks
Kelowna, BC Canada - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 22:09:49 (PDT)
Hi. I have a '99 VW Beetle TDI. The 'Check Engine' light has been on
since I bought it from the original owner in December. The dealer's
diagnostics say that the problem is the glow plug relay...and it's
going to cost $200. Does that sound reasonable? Or is it something that
I could buy from a parts company (recommendations?) and install myself.
Thanks for the help.
RL Guy <email@example.com>
Summerville, SC USA - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 17:15:58 (PDT)
I have a need to convert my 1979 golf petrol into a diesel vehicle
with considerably more horses under the bonnet(80-100hp). What engines
are able to fit and who has done this task? I am a convert to diesel,
and have a stock 37 kw golf, and now want to zoom in a new 2 door shell
that I have just purchased (powered by diesel). This site is a
wonderful archive for Golf Diesels.
Andrew Rayson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 08:50:50 (PDT)
Does anyone know which way the water flows in a Passat 110 TDI
engine AFN series, 1997. piperes lead fro side of engine through oil
cooler to heater and into end of engine.
C Ainsworth <email@example.com>
Ashford, UK - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 03:29:53 (PDT)
Please help How do drain water out of water seperater on a 2002
Jetta TDI And also were is it located at on car.
Leechburg, PA USA - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 07:02:03 (PDT)
Does anyone Know where I could possibly find performanc parts for a
diesle engine, or if there is even such a thing.any feedback would be
stoughton, ma USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 17:32:32 (PDT)
My daughter has a 2000 Jetta TDI and she loves the car and the gas
mileage but has had lots of problems to date from windows falling out
(twice) to brake repairs within the first year. Now her "check
engine" light has come on and the service department tells her
that the glow plug is bad and they advise that she replace all of them
at the same time. Does anyone know what the life expectancy of glow
plugs is and should she go ahead and replace all of them? Any help
anyone can give her would be greatly appreciated. Angie
Hagerstown, MD USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 08:03:30 (PDT)
I've just recently purchased a 1981 Volkswagon Rabbit Pickup and
need to find the closest place to find parts for it. I am on the MS/TN
Ray Mattas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Southaven, MS USA - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 08:46:57 (PDT)
Recently purchased a 1999 Passat, 1.8 Brake light and sound
indicator comes on sometimes, (means ABS are not working properly). You
have to pull over and turn off ignition and restart. Light and sound
disapear. Any Ideas?
Also....First drive of the day....the brakes make a grinding noise...had them checked...they are ok?? Or just ABS Brakes?? This is my first ABS vehicle...but to me it sounds awful!
Vancouver Island, BC Canada - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 23:09:13 (PDT)
VW Passat 1.9 gls diesel 1996:
Engine turns, car starts...then stops!!....suspect immobiliser problem.....ANY IDEAS OF PROBLEM!!!!?
glasgow, uk - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 05:47:13 (PDT)
i have a 1988 ford taurus. the car won't start anymore. if anyone
has an idea of what the problem might be please e-mail me with
suggestions. thanks in advance
Calgary, Alberta Canada - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 18:59:31 (PDT)
have 1981 dasher diesel wagon - all original 160k would like
to sell. contact via email.
william zier <email@example.com>
san diego, ca USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 13:26:16 (PDT)
I have a 1981 caddy and am looking for a reolacement fuel tank,
preferably poly, can anyone help. Thanks, Dan
dan runyon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
edwardsville, il USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 07:52:22 (PDT)
I have a 90 volkswagon passat does any one have the diagrams for
this car? Or where i can find them on the internet.
Cleveland, Ohio USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 11:25:49 (PDT)
I HAVE A 84 VOLKSWAGON RABBIT DIESEL,I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF IT IS A
dothan, al USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 18:51:51 (PDT)
'79 VW Rabbit Diesel parts for sale, including a 4 cylinder 90cu.
transaxel, fuel pump, steering column, tie rod ends, rear bumper, and much more. The engine has close to 100,000 miles on it, but runs well -- 44 miles per gallon. Portland Oregon.
Portland, OR USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 11:49:37 (PDT)
I have a 2001 VW Beetle turbo deisel... Was it supposed to come with
the "Turbo" sign on the back... Because I know it comes on
the 1.8t... But mine is a 1.9t...
Carisa Sanchez <Abrcrombygrl30@aol.com>
Miami, Fl USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 08:53:02 (PDT)
Hello, I have a passat'89 1.6 TD. I have a problem with the diesel
heating system. If the engine is cold, the system works perfectly,
energizes the relays and starts with no problem. But if it is warm, it
doesn't preheat and it gets quite difficult to start it. I have made a
manual control device to energize the relays and by heating even if the
engine is warm it works properly. I have switched the water temperature
sensor with the one that goes to the heating system and the problem
persists. Do someone have an idea of what could be wrong?
Imanuel Berdi <email@example.com>
Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 16:17:39 (PDT)
I have a 2000 VW Jetta TDI. I had the glow plug replaced in May
2002. I have a check engine light again and the diagnostics says it is
a the malfunction on glowplug again. I was wondering if anyone has any
information on why this would be bad again. I would like to know if
anyone has found a good manual for do it yourself oil changes and
anything else that would be helpful. Thanks.
Michelle Mamola <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Staunton, VA USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 12:08:02 (PDT)
My 91 Diesel VW Jetta is beginning to have problems starting in the
mornings after a colder, late summer night. It turns over strongly but
never seems to catch. Could it be a loss of pressure with the fuel pump
(bum seal) or could it be the fuse relay for the glow plugs or anything
James Ward <email@example.com>
USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 10:08:16 (PDT)
I need a fuel injetion pump for a 86 diesel jetta. anybody have a
BILL COOLEY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
prineville, or USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 08:36:51 (PDT)
Your site makes me wanna dump a TDI motor into my GTI! This rocks!
Your shifter parts are cool! Rock on man!
Tosh Tanaka <email@example.com>
Chapel Hill, nc USA - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 17:44:16 (PDT)
does any body know where to get bosch diesel pump parts,mine pump is
leaking on my 1990 jetta non turbo diesel,between aluminum case and
what looks like the old type of gas fuel distributor,could it just be a
seal or something else stupid,?this car has been a pain in my ass since
i got it, stretching and breaking v-belts like crazy,and some other
possessed type behavior,but my 84 rabbit convertible still runs like a
champ 206 thousand miles later. anyhelp would be appreciated,any
comments about anything on this car would be great i thank you all!!
david weddle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
plattsburgh, ny USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 19:29:59 (PDT)
I have two vw rabbit diesels an 81 truck and an 82 car I usually
have a Good hometown mechanic work on them for me mainly because of
time constraints but I have decided to replace the struts on thee
truck. I have looked at Chiltons book but still need to have a step by
step proceedure from top to bottom. Will someone help me? THANKS A
j felke <email@example.com>
Rochester, IN USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 13:19:22 (PDT)
I'm currnetly driving a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta VR6. It has 116,000 miles (85% plus highway miles) and it is using oil. I been noticing an 1 qt per thousand mile loss. Has anyone else heard of or had this problem? Does anone have an idea of what the problem could be? Thanks
Thomas Panzilius <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Glenview, IL USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 20:09:06 (PDT)
Broken Cam Belt
The cam belt on my 86 Golf finally gave out at 240,000 miles. I know, should have changed it long ago, but you konw how it goes.
Anyway, it gave out while I was idling at a stop light. I don't think anything was damaged, it just stopped. I got the belt cover off and the the belt was completely shredded. What are the chances of getting the pump, cam and crank aligned properly again on my own. My shop manual doesn't explain the procedure very clearly and I don't want to chance reallly ruining something.
Any help would be appreciated.
Cedar Rapids, Ia USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 18:02:56 (PDT)
My 95 Golf hatchback has an annoying rattle seemingly at the latch.
Ive tried tightening the latch by sliding the pin forward with no
improvement. I changed the latch, still no improvement. Is there
another way to diagnose and solve this problem. Tape wrapped around the
pin only helps temporarily as the latch eventually cuts through it. Is
there something in the hatch cavity that typically rattles in these
cars? The rattle is only over bumps or on uneven road. Thanks. Ed
Montreal, pq Canada - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 19:14:02 (PDT)
I have VW Caddy 1.6diesel 1987 and repairing proplems, can anybody
help me. I need workshop manual or/and wiring diagram.
Jukka Salmi <email@example.com>
Ylojarvi, Finland - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 18:05:54 (PDT)
Hello everybody - Just wanted to wish you a great day ... :-)
private Krankenversicherung <Thomas@sorry.avoid.spam>
Frankfurt, Germany - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 03:37:43 (PDT)
WOW.....while getting my (free) 20k.mile service for my 2001 golf
tdi, I asked the service manager to give me a detailed cost breakdown
for the 40k. mile service.. The cost for the VW service is $965.00 ,
and I thought that I had already paid for the car once, I guess that if
I want to keep the car I will have to pay for the car again.....Dale
Dale Detrich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Attica, OH USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 19:09:23 (PDT)
Hey any one know where I can get hold of a workshop manual for an
Audi 80 TDi 1.9 ('94) ????
USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 08:37:56 (PDT)
Looks like a very useful site!
Can anyone help me with a wiring diagram in english for the ignition switch for a 1997 VW Transporter van 2,0 petrol (long type). I've found this link http://volkswagen.msk.ru/vw_09.htm, but can't find my way around, and my german is not much good which doesn't help.
many thanks in advance. Richard.
Richard Gates <richard.gates@C2i.net>
Norway - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 05:33:55 (PDT)
1999 caravelle but tha hydrolic clutch wont bleed
any help welcomed
ireland - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 11:45:36 (PDT)
I am selling my 1984 Quantum t/d 4 door sedan. All options, 5 speed,
sunroof, 167k miles, never wrecked, needs nothing. If interested
Portland, OR USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 01:08:23 (PDT)
I am selling or parting out my '89 VW Jetta 1.6 L Diesel. If
interested contact me.
Wade in Salem, OR
Wade Shikoski <email@example.com>
Salem, OR USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 11:22:04 (PDT)
I'm replacing the rear brake pads on my 2000 beetle, but I can't
figure out how to get the caliper to compress so I can fit the new pads
in! I found a site that says I "need a special tool" but that
doesn't help much. If anyone can tell me, please email me!
Sean Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kennewick, WA USA - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 09:55:14 (PDT)
Question?....what is the difference between a automatic gti 1.8t and
a stick shift gti 1.8t.....which one is better and faster....and for
Christian Coello <email@example.com>
L.I.C, NY USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 20:17:58 (PDT)
The rear springs on my 1992 jetta turbo diesel
seem to sagging.The car has 260K .
Is this normal for this mileage ?
Also I am getting a dragging or rubbing vibration when in reverse,any suggestions?
G Muller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
toronto, Canada - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 18:31:35 (PDT)
I am looking for a 1.9L turbo diesel with a 5 speed transmission and
possibly the wiring harness if need. I will have a 1.6 diesel and a 4
speed transmission when I am done with the swap. Any suggestion to what
else I might need and where to purchase these parts. 1.9 turbo isgoing
into 1984 rabbit and would like to get atleast a 1992 diesel (1.9 turbo
of course). I am also looking for 83 or 84 Rabbit GTI preferably with a
gas engine and parts!
Joe Vallejo <Vspeedy69@aol.com>
Yuma , Az USA - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 08:09:55 (PDT)
Hi, i have just bought a seat terra van (1992) which has a 1.4 vw
diesel engine, does anyone have any info on which engine was used for
the terra as information seems very limited.
john curran <email@example.com>
kelso, scotland - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 09:32:57 (PDT)
I bought a 1980 dasher diesel wagon with a blown hd gasket and
intend to run it on biodiesel.
jim lingrosso <firstname.lastname@example.org>
saugus, ca USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 06:39:40 (PDT)
I am looking for a Rabbit Pickup...any out there?
John LeVan <email@example.com>
Leesburg, Va USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 18:55:57 (PDT)
I am looking for a new (USED) VW Bug. Reasonably priced. Hard to
find in Central Illinois! I will drive or fly to get it!
Peoria, IL USA - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 23:01:12 (PDT)
I have slowly been fixing up my VW diesel pickup vintage 1981. I
have noticed that the back end wiggles quite a bit going over bumps in
the road. Is this standard for pickups or maybe in need of new shocks?
Brimfield, MA USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 11:53:03 (PDT)
i would like to buy a volkswagen transporter engine 2.4 diesel abb
prefurably j reg
Darren Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
england - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 12:12:23 (PDT)
i am looking for fuel system schematics on a merc 1980 450 sl....
i just got my fuel pump changed and the car is still sluggish on take off. feels like it isnt getting gas....my tranny is fine.
my mechanic needs schematics to fix it...
can you assist...thank you
pg, fl USA - Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 16:55:04 (PDT)
Hi All, I do not remember how many horses my diesel is right off the
bat can someone help me? I also want the talk to anyone about the
trucks. Please feel free to email me. Lewis
San Jose, Ca USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 23:42:23 (PDT)
I NEED A 1.9 L VW TURBO DIESIL Engine and a AUTO Transmission for a
84 Vanagon. My vanogon died again in Alaska. Want to try a conversion
to Diesel this time. Please help! Carl, call collect at (907) 235-5511
any time. email@example.com
Carl Nostrand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Homer, AK USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 23:05:40 (PDT)
Just got a 1980 diesel vw rabbit. Seems to have a number wiring
problems, mostly in the engine compartment. It is the 90 cu in motor.
Where can I get a wiring diagram for this puppy?
Dona Bogan <email@example.com>
Yakima, wa USA - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 12:20:37 (PDT)
Hi all! Check your parts box for me please! I need a glow plug
wiring harness for my '81 Caddy...the connecter has a short....is
soldering each wire directly to the relay advisable in the event that I
can't finda used harness? Thanks in advance....
mumford, ny USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 05:37:27 (PDT)
I have recently bought a audi 80 with the vw 16 turbo diesel engine.
my problem is it won,t start when warm.
I have up to date, fitted , new cylinder head, thinking it was a compression problem,new heater plugs,relay, but those were not needed realy as you do not use preheat when warm.
But its starts if you bump it.
You can turn it over for ever but it won,t start.
Richard Watkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Staffs, uk - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 11:29:17 (PDT)
TDI and carbon deposits...HELP! I too have a 99 TDI (with 100K
mi)and have had it "de-carboned" once already. What can be
done to prevent this build up? My car gets plenty of drive time and
plenty of highway speeds so that's not the answer. Anyone found a
supplement or a mechanical adjustment that works to solve this problem??
Please let me know if you have. email: email@example.com
USA - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 12:39:23 (PDT)
I have a 1600 VW Caddy - 1987/88. 1600 diesel -but with 4-speed box.
Only carry comp m/cycle so very undergeared on motorway. Wish to change
to 5 speed - been told Montego box will fit -has anyone advice/info. I
recently bought Golf 1600 diesel engine and box complete witl all
ancillaries -I think it was a MK 2 - does not look as if it will fit at
all- seemed a good ideae as my motor is using some oil - had intended
to change whole lump. As this will not fit will pass on to anyone who
wants it for £80 for lot.
- South Wales
John Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Port Talbot, S.Wales UK - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 05:27:10 (PDT)
I have a 1984 turbo diesel Jetta that runs like a champ, recently I
found out that it has a cracked frame right by the wheel on the
driver's side. Has anyone had this problem, is it worth fixing, will
the welds last?? Is anyone interested in it as a parts car?
Nick Bellanca <email@example.com>
San Luis Obispo, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 09:05:21 (PDT)
99 jetta tdi. Can you tell me the size of the Torx bolt that holds
the front calipers on?
mark R <regenthal@aol>
seaside park, nj USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 05:59:47 (PDT)
if any body knows somewhere i can get a grille for a 1972 vw bus
please contact me, I would really appreciate it
chad reagan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
milford, oh USA - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 17:16:10 (PDT)
I have a 1999 VW Golf TDI (automatic) that I just love. I initially
drove it a lot, but due to a job site change I only drive 50 or less
miles a week now (I'm not complaining). Anyway, my once very peppy care
has become sluggish, especially on hills and getting onto the highway.
I mentioned it to VW when I had the oil changed and they said the
intake manifold was significantly caked with carbon, probably from not
being driven as much and not having a chance to warm up. Has anyone
else had this problem? Is it possible to avoid the $600 carbon-removal
fee? Any advice would help. I fear I might have to sell my
wonderful car as I won't be driving it as much...I don't want to have to keep "decarboning" it!
Rob Steele <email@example.com>
Madison, WI USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 18:59:51 (PDT)
Please can some one explain to me how to adjust the timing on a 2,5
VW Caravelle and where the timing marks are.
Thank you Arthur Vock
Arthur vock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
cape Town, S.Africa - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 10:28:10 (PDT)
I have purchased a 1992 VW Passat TD 1.9 CL Wagon(55kW) a month ago. But it happens some problems with installation by instruction in German(that was included). Question is:
Who would suggest where may find some information about an INSTRUCTION of this type of vehicle IN ENGLISH?
hille manner <email@example.com>
tartu, Estonia - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 06:33:07 (PDT)
i am just finishing up restoring a 73 squareback
floor plan cleaned and rust proof, new interrior carpet - gray, new recovered seats gray tweed with white, rebuilt engine 300 plus miles, new paint job - two tone yellow and white. looking to get 10,500 obo have receipts for work plus 2 years of time...
desmoines, wa USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 23:00:22 (PDT)
I have a question. I have installed a 97 Jetta turbo diesel engine
in my 84 Westy (already diesel). It is great but I have a vibrations
problems when the engine turn slow in fourth gear between 60 and 72 km
h. Is somebody know the source of this vibration??? Excuse my poor
english I am a french Canadian! Thanks Jean-Guy
Jean-Guy Bernier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, QC canada - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 19:13:23 (PDT)
I've got an 81 deisel Rabbit 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? How do I fix this?
Rick Kastner <email@example.com>
Barstow, CA USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 10:29:40 (PDT)
Anyone know where I can get a 1.6 Diesel or 1.9 TD engine for my
1985 VW Transporter. (The Golf engine would also fit)
John M Haskey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, UK - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 11:53:26 (PDT)
I have a 1986 VW Transporter TD Campervan. Last year was a
problematic year trying to cure an overheating problem.
Eventually the engine was diagnosed with a warped cylinder
head which was replaced/skimmed etc. With the new head fitted,
the problem still continued. I investigated the cooling sytsem
and found the radiator was blocked. This was replaced and still
the engine overheats. A new inline water pump was fitted but yes
it still overheats. I must say at this stage, the overheating
occurs only when the engine is working hard, during town
driving and chugging along at 60mph everything is fine. Boot
the engine up to max speed or up steep inclines and the
temp gauge starts to creep. The only solution so far is to
remove the thermostat and the problem goes away. However with teh
thermostat out, the engine normally runs cold and fuel
economy is lower. Has anyone else encountered similar problems
or can offer any advice. It would be great to get some advice,
Simon Gill <email@example.com>
Cambridge, UK - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 05:11:00 (PDT)
I have a 1.6 diesel transported camper D reg. It is very sluggish
... any suggestions for go faster modifications much appreciated!
UK - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 13:59:07 (PDT)
If your truck acts like it is vapor locking and sometimes just quits
I have the fix. Just check the disributor with fast accelaration the
unit fails to turn your pump (fuel that is) fast enough to meet demand.
I opted for rebuilt distributer the crown replacement unit harness was
flimsey and did not mate well with wiring harness. I just aquired
another project 81 vw truck desiel. Now the fresh gti 1.8 l
and suspension upgrade with front and rear sway bars But still have not figured out the turn signals from new wiring harness but i do have brake and tail lights so I still drive it
ron Killingsworth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
dawsonville, Ga USA - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 00:06:02 (PDT)
Also ran across a problem back in early 80's Where i had a loss of
power but the truck still ran Found bad ground at altenator
ron Killingsworth <email@example.com>
dawsonville, Ga USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 23:59:19 (PDT)
Hey you didn't mention the fact that if you have airconditioning on
your truck you need the plain belt pulley to retime timingbelt.They can
be obtained from your dealer if you can't find one in the junkyard.
ron Killingsworth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
dawsonville, Ga USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 23:57:16 (PDT)
Does anyone have a fusebox diagram for a 1990-91 vw corrado i need
to hot wire the fuel pump and cant find the fuel fuse thanks
Matt Brogan <email@example.com>
Lafayette, In USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 19:22:40 (PDT)
I HAVE A 1990 1.6 TURBO DIESEL CL GOLF, 150,000 ON THE CLOCK, JUST
HAD NEW HEAD FITTED FEW MONTHS AGO, STILL HAVE THE PROBLEM OF THE
ENGINE DIP STICK BEING PUSHED OUT OF THE TUBE WHEN BEING DRIVEN,
OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING TO DO WITH ENGINE BREATHER SYSTEM, HAS ANYONE ANY
INFO/DIAGRAMS ON THE ENGINE BREATHER SYSTEM?OR ANY IDEAS TO CURE IT
STEVE wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
doncaster, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 12:02:24 (PDT)
Hi Roger, Boy the more I look at your web site the more I love it.
Keep up the good work.
San Jose, Ca USA - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 17:02:55 (PDT)
How much would an accelerator cable cost for a 1992 Volkswagon Golf? It was on an auction with 160,000 miles, would this be an ideal vehicle to purchase? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Mary King <AsianGrl81@hotmail.com>
Fort Drum, NY USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 18:32:54 (PDT)
I took the head off my 1996 2.4D transporter without setting at TDC,
I marked it were it was, but unfortunately I have to put a new head on
it, so I need to know the TDC marks, can you tell me were the timing
marks are on the fuel pump, camshaft and crank, I can see the nothces
in the pulleys but I can't see the markers on the block, head etc.
USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 01:18:00 (PDT)
I just bought a '91 Jetta that is a 1.6l. I would like to find
others our there........
Middleton, Id USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 20:51:07 (PDT)
Have a VW Transporter (1985) converted to a caravanette. It has a
1.6 Diesel watercooled engine but I can't find an appropriate manual.
Any ideas anyone. I'm told it's really a VW Golf engine but ...?
John M Haskey <email@example.com>
LONDON, United Kingdom - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 06:25:19 (PDT)
1985 VW Vanagon GL 7-pasenger, Silver w/ gray interior, 212,000 miles
A/C, P/S, AM/FM Cassette
New: Michelin Agilis 61 tires, KYB shocks, Lobro CV joints, AFM, aux air valve, exhaust, O2 sensor, temp II sensor, temp sensor, cap & rotor, plugs & wires.
Wanted to trade for a Diesel Vanagon (non-westy), preferably a sunroof model.
Martinsburg, WV USA - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 09:16:02 (PDT)
I have a 1987 VW transporter with 1.6 TD engine and 5 speed gearbox
with 1st under reverse and it's slipping out of 5th. I was also given a
4 speed box out of another transporter and I wonder if the retios of
top gear of both would possible be the same. Does anyone know how to
identify the gearbox model? I can work out the engine to final drive
ratio of the removed gearbox but not of the other so easily. Any help
John Mc Donald <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ennis, Ireland - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 10:33:41 (PDT)
I need help ASAP!! My timing jumped on my 1985 VW Golf non turbo and
i need to know how to repair it..If someone could PLEASE help me i
would appreciate it a lot!! Please if someone could please answer my
question quickly i would appreciate it. Thank, Pete B
Pete B. <email@example.com>
Raymore, Mo USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 16:55:46 (PDT)
i would like to find a new or second hand turbo Charger for Toyota
Felix Cahabala <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Zambia - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 11:30:13 (PDT)
Caravelle 1991 model petrol engine for reabuilt of the engine. I need
scetches and serial number of parts in the engine, espechialy rings in
Lavi Alon <email@example.com>
Lehavim, ISRAEL - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 09:58:07 (PDT)
I am looking for a 5 cylinder 2.3l diesel engine. Does any one know
where i mght get one?
John Gittins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MO USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 07:22:12 (PDT)
I have recieved a 1985 Jetta diesel w/ a broken timing belt for
free, the guy told me that there was a 75% chance that the engine is
shot. He gave me a new timing belt that he had purcased to fix it.
Besides some rust the car is in great shape. Perfect for a project.The
car has about 150 thousand miles. What I am wondering is if it is
possible that this didnt cause major harm to the engine. How should i
go about redoing the timing. If I cannot fix the engine, I would
appreciate some hints on finding a dependable cheap diesel engine to
put in it.
Sand Lake , MI USA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 05:24:25 (PDT)
I am looking into the possible purchase of a 1.9l na engine to
replace my 1.6l na? Does anyone out there know of any RELIABLE sources
for these? I have an 82 Vanagon and I must replace the engine. thanks
please pmail responses as well
wynnewood, pa USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 12:38:52 (PDT)
I have a 2001 Jetta TDI and so far i am happy with it. The one thing
that i don't about it is that does not seem to have the speed that i
would like. But i get great gas mileage.
Houston, Tx USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 05:53:50 (PDT)
I have a 2001 Golf tdi , and my local dealer tells me that at 40,000
miles the timing belt has to be replaced and cost is $700.00 (wow) is
the timing(miles) and cost right?? Too bad that VW can not build a
100,000 belt!!!any help???
Dale Detrich <email@example.com>
Attica, , Oh USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 19:57:38 (PDT)
I have a 95 VW Jetta GLX VR6 Sedan and i was just curious if you
could change the body like the front bumper and grille, and the rear
bumber on the car like you an on a honda civic. Is it possible and how
much would it cosdt? If anyone knows please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you very much
Ray Calderon <email@example.com>
chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 21:26:19 (PDT)
Hi I got 2002 VW Jetta TDI. When i backup from garage i crack the
back side of side mirror. I like to replace it by myself if anybody
know how to do it please write me. Thanks
Calgary, Canada - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 14:23:05 (PDT)
I have an 81 rabbit pick up that I have now almost completely
rebuilt. I have an issue with my brake system
I replaced my calipers, and while I was on vacation, letting my sister drive the truck, my brother realized that my calipers where sticking, causing my rotors to warp, and causing the already weak engine to seem even worse. The pedal is hard to push, and very little braking action occurs with out more force than is common. The manual says that the vaccum pump might be suspect, so I replaced that, and made sure the check valve is working properly. I just completed the project, so I will let ever thing seal right. The driver side caliper can be moved, with the car on the ground, almost a quater of an inch, meaning the pads are not at all connecting to the rotor, which makes a horrible noise going slow over bumbs. And the passenger side is too tight. Everything is connected right, brakes bleed and all that jazz, Does anyone have any other suggestions before I destroy another set of calipers and rotors?
Douglas R Downs <Kqoytae@yahoo.com>
Bridgton, ME USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 07:32:19 (PDT)
Hi! I need any informations about VW GOLF III TDI GTi 110 cv
/technical data!, pictures, everything)
Warsaw, Poland - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 05:37:43 (PDT)
Im having trouble with a 1986 toyota truck headlights will not dim
and their is a grinding noise coming from the throwout bearing can any
body help thanks levi
levi falwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
mountain home, ar USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 20:58:58 (PDT)
looking for a non-leaking brake pressure regulator valve for a 84 VW
Quantum turbodiesel station wagon. it is found on the under side of the
rear and looks like two fused cylinders with a rubber cover and a
Jme Jackson <email@example.com>
St Louis, MO USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 18:03:41 (PDT)
Hi everybody! Can anyone send me a wiring diagram for my VW Golf I -
1979? Please help me! I love this car but I can't find any schematics.
I belive that wasn't a diesel engine from the first time on it.
Galati, Romania - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 19:00:08 (PST)
Hi anyone need a 1991 Ford Escort For Sale Color Red 300 miles on it
total hasn't been driven in years the trunk is a little bit rusty
outside of it but its still a great car I got it for free from a guy
who hadn't drove it in years call me at (952) 891 - 4732 If you are
Jason Meyer <Khadgar198@mathwize.com>
Lakeville, MN USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 10:36:30 (PST)
Hi all, I have A 1982 Diesel Pickup and love it. Wish to talk to
Lewis Grimes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Jose, Ca USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 18:52:41 (PST)
I am looking to replace an instrument cluster for vw passat 1.9 tdi
1996 p/n 3A0 919 930 M
I AM LOOKING TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM NEW OR SECOND HAND ,PLEASE PROVIDE INFO ON SUPPLIER DETAILS
ken murray <email@example.com>
ireland - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 04:37:10 (PST)
I own 3 Diesels. A 1981 Rabbit LS 4 door, 1983 Quantum TD, 1985 Golf
2 door. All 3 are running great. The Quantum is the most recent
acquisition, and I am searching for the hoses that connect the turbo to
the breather box and the hose to the pcv/blow-off valve. When I got the
car it was missing the tuurbo, so I found one and had it put on. If
anyone knows of a good source for Quantum parts, let me know!!! They
are extremely rare up here in Canada. I wish there were more interest
in them. I don't know why people don't care about them, besides, is'nt
something rare and unusual more desirable? Call me crazy, but I like my
Paul Kleinsmith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sarnia , Ontario Canada - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 18:40:42 (PST)
Hello! I'm a owner of 1985 VW 1,6D and i have a problem with
electrical system. I need wiring diagram for that and i don't know
where to get one. Can you help me????
Heigo Tark <email@example.com>
TALLINN, ESTONIA - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 04:15:54 (PST)
Nice to see I am not the only one that loves her VW. This is my
second Volkswagen Golf Diesel. I now live in Florida and drove that
baby from Canada. It is a 1992, with 330000.00KM and it barely cost me
any repairs; I still have the original brakes and cluch!. It is still
going and going like the "bunny rabbit". I plan on buying a
new car this year and will be back at the Volkwagen dealership!
Christine Auclair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hollywood, FL USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 20:10:17 (PST)
I am looking a a 1982 Vanagon camper 1.6 diesel to purchase and
would appreciate any info or advice before I close the deal. ie.
quirks, things to watch for, pros and cons, price(95k miles/good
condition), etc. Thanx,PJL
Baltimore, MD USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 07:15:51 (PST)
I want more informations obout used truks
amilcar inacio <email@example.com>
Luanda, Angola - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 07:11:12 (PST)
HI, i want to install a vacum/boost gauge in an TDI 110CV VW engine.
I don`t know in that line or tube i have to take the value. If somebody
has one install or know how to and want to help me send me a e-mail.
Miguel Angel Casado Pérez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BARCELONA, SPAIN - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 11:11:11 (PST)
I need the wiring color code for my stereo on my 91 VW Jetta Gl
please......write me an e-mail or if u can get a diagram of the stereo
wiring code just please send it to my e-mail
Douglas Warren <email@example.com>
St. Joseph, MI USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 01:14:28 (PST)
Don't have any diesels, but love your other VW tips! Keep them
coming :) at least somebody out there still knows how to actually
repair something instead of just replace!
Amish Country, OH USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 15:33:08 (PST)
It's always great to find someone that posts the problems and fixes
during the quest for the perfect VW
Joe Kawasaki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 21:10:53 (PST)
I would like any information on a 81 dasher wagon diesel never owned
somerset, ky USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 20:34:00 (PST)
Harvey, I have a 1990 Jetta diesel (non-turbo ) and I can get 58
mpg...lets see, in US gallons that would make it...about 48 mpg if I
figured that right. All depends how you drive and where, of course. I
live in hilly terrain (like Maine), so on level ground it would be
Mark M <email@example.com>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 16:39:29 (PST)
Thanks for this site. Just bought an '82 pickup w/ a turbo diesel
set-up. VERY nice. Runs like a sewing machine. Anybody know what kind
of mileage I should be getting?
harvey bud <firstname.lastname@example.org>
seattle, wa USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 08:44:30 (PST)
I have a 77 bus that I am putting a 1.6 turbo diesel into.
I bought the engine with 60,000 miles on it for less than
new heater boxes on the aircooled. The 1.6 turbo has about
the same amount of torque as the old 2L aircooled; it
should drive nicely....
When that project is done, I will get my Grumman van with
the rabbit engine and transmission on the road. Anybody out
there have the Grumman/VW van?
In the meantime, my 82 rabbit with the origional, never
rebuilt diesel is still going strong.... 325,000 miles. It
started last night in ten degree weather with at least one
bad glow plug, and I did not plug it in. I have never
babied the car, either..... It is great for towing things; I
have a world war two army jeep trailer (with a rabbit pickup
axle) so I have never needed a pickup....
Great web site.
James Bakner <email@example.com>
Buena Vista, VA USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 22:22:15 (PST)
V.W. Rules , I own a v.w. caddy and installed a golf 3 1.9 td enjin
and gearbox . I had to do it all my self because you cant buy it here
like that , i need more information on the enjin if somebody can e.mail
me i would apreciate it very much. I love my v.w. diesel . great
Riaan Passano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Johannesburg , South africa - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 12:30:30 (PST)
Very much enjoying this so far. I traveled to Bellingham, Wa. to get
my first Caddy. It's an '82 with 121,xxx mi. on it now. Am looking at
doing some suspension upgrades very soon as it seems to be all original.
Robert Kindla <email@example.com>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 22:31:16 (PST)
Hi - I own a 92 Jetta Turbo Diesel (love the car) has over 342,000
kms and I owned it since 96. It still has the original exhaust/clutch
although the alternator has been rebuilt last Christmas. It
still gets great gas mileage and the only problem that I am having is that it tends to burn a little oil - since I replace it every 8-10k I will usually add about two liters of oil between changes. Now
if I drive mainly in the city it will consume less although driving on the hiway reaching speeds of 150-170km/h usually means that I will burn more oil. My question has anyone gotten their VW engine rebuilt
at a VW dealership? If so were you happy with the result or should I just replace the oil seals on the pistons and drive it another 300k?
Ivo Biancucci <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stoney Creek, ON Canada - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 22:03:34 (PST)
My wife has a diesle 2000 Beetle. It has been a very good car except
for one item. When the temp drops below freezing the fuel door will not
release elecriclly. This has been a constant problem in cold weather.
We do not live near the dealer and have gotten the run around about
warranty work, as it is now out of warranty on that part and we did not
complain enough about it previously. Has anyone else experienced this
type of problem, and what did you do to fix it?
Glen Talley <email@example.com>
Custer, SD USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 14:33:39 (PST)
kennedyeng.com is a great place for coversion kits to use a rabbit
diesel or other type of engine.
kelson baird <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Big Sur, Ca USA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 08:01:16 (PST)
Wanted: leather seats for 1997 Passat TDI and 2001 Jett TDI
mo USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 17:05:39 (PST)
i just recently bought an 84 rabbit diesel (hatchback) the thing was
a mess when i bought it. now im down to the brakes (having tons of
trouble) i replaced the master cylinder and all the brake lines i even
put new slave cylinders in the back drums and im still not getting a
pedal it goes rite to the floor everytime no stopping ive tried
bleeding many times i took off a line from the master and the master is
putting out pressure if anyone has an idea of how i can get a brake
pedal please let me know............
deland, fl USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 01:48:55 (PST)
Just wondering, has anyone succesfully ever put a diesel into a
Super Beetle? I would love to run diesel in my beetle but don't know
where to start!
Carnation, WA USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 09:37:47 (PST)
I just bought a 1990 non turbo Jetta the injection pump is leaking
out the top where the accelerator linkage joins.I removed the return
springs which put quite a side load on the seal,the leak diminished but
didn't stop.370k on the clock and nobody wants to touch the injection
pump!Does anybody know if this seal can be replaced without rebuilding
the pump;runs great otherwise.thank you for any input.
Bruce hubbarde <email@example.com>
Toronto, Canada - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 20:02:32 (PST)
I have a 1985 jetta that has a back right door that will not lock. I
was wondering if someone could tell me how to fix it. I really just
also need to know how to take off/put on the door panel to the car.
Thanks to anyone who can help me by the way it has 220,000 miles on it
I love it and would like to continue driving it without someone
stealing it and scrapping it for parts. Thanks again Brian
richmond, va USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 19:12:17 (PST)
Ralph, there are several differences between turbo and non-turbo
engines that I know about, and 3 of the most important are that the
turbo has an oil line feeding oil pressure directly to the turbo
bearings, which is required as the turbo spins 100,000 rpm or faster;
it has an oil cooler to keep the oil from over heating and breaking
down too soon; and oil is sprayed on the bottom side of the pistons to
keep the heat down on them, as they run hotter because more fuel is
being burnt and generates more heat in the process. There are other
differences too, like the pistons and rings are different to take the
extra stresses, and the fuel pump has a regulator on it to flow more
fuel with increased boost, and other stuff. I have a normally aspirated
diesel too and hope someday to pick up a smashed turbo diesel to
transplant into mine. I had a turbo before and the difference in power
is missed. I don't know where you could find a turbo kit, but I hope
this helps you to understand what you may be getting into.
Mark M <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 18:08:44 (PST)
Finally, a clean, well lighted place where people talk VW Diesel!
I'm on my third. Why did I sell the first two? No good answer. I now have a 1989 Jetta. 185,000 miles, no teardown. Two timing belts and two water pumps. I'd love to turbocharge it, but am I asking too much from this little gal?
Anyone ever retrofit one with a kit? Any particular brand or type? and what cost is reasonable?
Just considering it, right now. Any info out there?
Stamford, CT USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 16:07:59 (PST)
HELP...Can someone explain why all 4 of my seemingly relatively new
appearing glow plugs are all bad? This car is new to me and won't
start. I pulled the glow plugs today and they appeared glazed, and were
not glowing when I applied 12 Volts to them. What could have fried them
out? Also, what is the correct Bosch or VW glow plug part number for
the "fast" relay? These are all four "champion"
glow plugs (CH69). This car is a 84 Rabbit diesel. Thank you!
Eric Worl <email@example.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 15:29:00 (PST)
I have a -95 Caravelle minibus 2,4 D.
Åsmund Holand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Levanger, Norway - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 13:39:46 (PST)
Great informative WEB Page!!! Two questions...How do I best pry the
old heat shields from below the injectors...they seem stuck. Where the
heck is the relay for the glow plugs on the 81 Caddy and 84 Rabbit???!
Eric Worl <email@example.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 16:43:55 (PST)
I need wiring diagram for Audi 80 1.6 Tdi 1989.People,PLEASE,help me
Belgrade, Yugoslavia - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 12:57:15 (PST)
Audi 80 tdi
Belgrade, Yu Yugoslavia - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 12:49:57 (PST)
Better yet, THIS is the address I meant to post (oops!) :
www.bentleypublishers.com. That'll be better.
Mark M <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 15:39:20 (PST)
Here is the website for Robert Bentley manuals for VWs. They cost a
lot more than a Chilton or Haynes, but are a much better manual. The
address is : email@example.com . Try this and have a look.
Mark M <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 15:34:15 (PST)
Has anybody got any idea at all where I can purchase a workshop
manual for a 1987 1.6 engine
vw-golf Diesel. I've tried everywhere locally, Iwould appreciate any help at all.
MAHER F QADI <email@example.com>
zarqa, jordan - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 23:25:49 (PST)
Vic, for only a few thousand dollars you can buy a complete built
engine there in the States and they have some form of warranty too , I
believe. Just buy VW Trends or Hot VWs and have a look at thier ads .
Mark M <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PST)
Can someone please give me step by step instructions on how to build
a VW engine with 2165cc turbo that puts out 375Hp. I'm in desperation
of this info. I need it before friday evening
USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 01:12:51 (PST)
Has anybody got any idea at all where I can purchase a workshop
manual for a 1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3,2L DOHC EFI V6 I've tried
everywhere europe, I would appreciate any help at all. E Mail me please.
dumi ion <email@example.com>
constanta, USA - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 02:04:07 (PST)
I'm looking for help with my daughters 95 Jetta GLS. There is an
electrical problem. The trunk stopped opening with the key or latch,
the sun roof won't open, the alarms goes off all the time.Now the
windows won't roll down with the button inside, and the drivers door
won't open from the inside. can any one suggest anything to look for?
an fuse diagram or how to remove the door panels in the handle area?
Thanks in advance
wa USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 12:09:38 (PST)
Has anybody got any idea at all where I can purchase a workshop
manual for a 1992 2.4L Transporter Diesel. I've tried everywhere
locally, Iwould appreciate any help at all.
N S Knights <firstname.lastname@example.org>
UK - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 12:20:56 (PST)