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I have a 1984 jetta gli, 1.8 gas 5 speed. I am looking for a shift lever or the ball joint that controls the shifter, i am un sure where to find one, and any help would be great.
Tony Caudill <E-MAIL>
Morehead, KY USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 23:58:34 (PST)

I have an LT40 with the 2.4 non turbo engine and have great dificulty starting and keeping it running. It seems as though it runs out of fuel and dies on tick-over. pump timing is ok and glow plugs are new. Has anyone got any suggestions?
Marcus Parker <E-MAIL>
Coventry, UK - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 08:17:05 (PST)

I have a 1981 VW diesel pickup that is in good shape with 165,000 miles. I've been having a vibration that can be felt in the entire vehicle. After replacing many things, it is determined that something is out of balance in the engine. Do you think it would be worthwhile to put in a rebuit engine on a vehicle that is so old? Where might I find a rebuit 1.6 engine?
Jim Schick <E-MAIL>
Newport, OR USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 19:31:00 (PST)

i'm looking for a 1.6L turbo diesel runing or not.
robert vantassel
el sobrante, ca USA - Monday, December 08, 2003 at 12:39:08 (PST)

hello i looking in 2 vanagon diesel parts
2-068 115 611c dipstick
2-068 115 301a oil filler please lmk thanks Pucho
puchovw <E-MAIL>
mayaguez, p.r. USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 11:39:32 (PST)

On that 85 golf disel for sale -Has racing pedals and alloy shift knob also--
mike ergh <E-MAIL>
copley, Ohio USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 06:23:36 (PST)

I have a 1985 vw golf diesel -newer tires, new clutch cable, new valve cover gasket, newer front brakes, 5 speed manual, am/fm cd player, has some rust -interior fair-need to sell- $1000.00 firm- Really is a steal -avg mpg about 53 on highway -Might need clutch and new battery-Very reliable and am sad to get rid of --gotta go 2 many other vehicles
mike ergh <E-MAIL>
copley, Ohio USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 06:21:20 (PST)

Does anyone know how the E-brake handle assy goes together. Mine came apart when I went to releace it from sitting overnight and the temps were about 15 degrees. I must have to much water in the brake lines from flooded roads that I had to drive threw in the summer.Any feed back would be helpfull.
mike brown <E-MAIL>
allentown, pa USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 07:12:42 (PST)

I want to get my wife a used 1998 New Beetle TDI Manual Trans. Its going to be a Xmas surprise for her. It has 126,000 miles. Forgive me but I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT VWS or DIESELS. Is this a good car? Can I get another 80,000 miles out of it? I have to use Diesel fuel right? PLEASE HELP ASAP
Brian Dugan <E-MAIL>
Brownstown, PA USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 20:37:28 (PST)

I am looking to replace the cigarette lighter fuse on my 1998 tdi diesel jetta. Manual says it is seperate fuse above relays. Anyone had to do this?. Thanks
jim knight <E-MAIL>
FEEDING HILLS, ma USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 08:14:35 (PST)

I have a 1985 vw golf diesel -5 speed -My alternator belt keeps loosening up and has broken -many times -I absolutely love this little car it has about 220,000 miles on the same engine -but really getting tired of replacing the belt -I can't seem to figure out which way to turn the adjuster-Vw Great car ,but really bad design on this one --Can anyone help me -Or has anyone else had this problem????
mike <E-MAIL>
copley, Ohio USA - Monday, December 01, 2003 at 07:50:12 (PST)

Does anybody have wiring diagram for VW Transporter '92 2.4D? I would be most grateful! Thanks!
Sebastijan Vehovar <E-MAIL>
Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 10:37:39 (PST)

Great site I`ll be spending some time here. Just bought a 80 rabbit sedan hard starting but with a little work itll be fine.
Jack Wilson <E-MAIL>
Hamilton, NJ USA - Friday, November 21, 2003 at 19:04:15 (PST)


I recently aquires two second hand VW LT 45D trucks. One is a runner and the other is not.
I have been looking spares to services the runner and an engine to install in the non -runner truck. The company that was selling these spares here in Zambia is no more. Does any one know where I can purchase the spares.
kind regards
Damiano Tembo
Damiano Tembo <E-MAIL>
Lusaka, Zambia - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 23:39:47 (PST)

I have a 81 Rabbit Diesel, and wish to overhaul the injection pump. I am having dificulty finding any info to do this. Does anyone have?
Many thanks.
John Jelly <E-MAIL>
Castlegar, BC Canada - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 08:54:09 (PST)

I am in need of a rebuilt diesel engine for a 1981 rabbit pickup.......please contact me.......
Demo <E-MAIL>
Jackson, TN USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 14:13:23 (PST)

Can anyone help me with manuals to my vw caravelle 1994 model?? I have some starting problems i think its these plugs who heating up the engine?? Do anyone have an manual who can be sendt me by e-mail ?? It's getting cold here now and i need help ... soon ....thank you

Gunnar <E-MAIL>
Oslo, Norway - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 06:34:34 (PST)

Can anyone help me with manuals to my vw caravelle 1994 model?? I have some starting problems i think its these plugs who heating up the engine?? Do anyone have an manual who can be sendt me by e-mail ?? It's getting cold here now and i need help ... soon ....thank you
Gunnar <E-MAIL>
Oslo, Norway - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 06:29:06 (PST)

My cousin 1981 Rabbit diesel needs to be sold.It only has 108,000 miles on it.It has a 2 year old paint job.Also has many,many new parts.It has GTI wheels and almost new tires.Just email me for pictures.
The price is $1000.00 can drive almost to anywhere.
chris <E-MAIL>
glen cove, NY USA - Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 12:27:20 (PST)

We are looking for a diesel jetta wagon or passat wagon with a standard transmission. Lower mile in the western usa. ?????
mark munro <E-MAIL>
homer, ak USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 08:39:47 (PST)

my 1981 diesel rabbit fails aircare inspection.Can anyone offer some tips to pass?
Thankyou in advance Brian
vancouver, bc canada - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 19:06:47 (PST)

I have a '91 Jetta Diesel. I just changed the oiland went from 10W40 to 10W30 for the winter. Now, all of the sudden, when the engine is heated up, the oil warning light flashes when the engine is at idle. It may only flash once or twice when the RPM drops down. I can get it to not do it by raising the idle a little bit with the cold start lever. Does this mean that the oil pump is getting weak? Or should I go back to heavier oil and see what happens? Am I OK driving it as long as it only flashes breifly and doesn't get any worse? Thaks for the help, Dan
Dan Svrchek <E-MAIL>
Carmel, IN USA - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 15:10:57 (PST)

Does anyone know how to adjust the injection timing on a 99 TDI? Apparently it can be adjusted, according to the dealer. I'm having starting problems, it cranks over fine but does not fire right away. It doen't seem to matter if the car is cold or hot.
Karl <E-MAIL>
Ottawa, Canada - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 06:45:52 (PST)

For sale 1984 Volkswagen Turbo diesel quantum 5 speed manual.
170,000 miles 100,000 miles I personally put on the car, I am the second owner of this vehicle. The car was originally purchased in Sacramento CA I have in my possession all the service records from the original owner. MPG [ 37-41]
this car has never been in an accident, outside appearances is very good, the interior is also very good, all gauges and dials work the air conditioner is cold and a new radio was installed five years ago.. The transmission shifts smoothly- but slowly-it has always been like that. The engine and Turbo run very smoothly I personally changed the oil [4 quartz] and filter every 3000 miles. The engine does smoke when it is cold, as it warms up it is less noticeable. This car would be an excellent candidate for a vegetable oil conversion.
victor <E-MAIL>
el sobrante, ca USA - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 19:47:53 (PST)

1997 Passat TDI I love the car but the Warranty From VW is no good. I took the car to Fladaboe VW in Lake Forest CA and they said that the problem was not "bad enough" but it had something wrong with it (at 99,000) Now that it has two thousand more miles it no longer will shift properly(1st is reverse etc.).

VW is backing the dealer saying that I should have had them fix the trans at my expense even though it was under warranty.

Transmissions for the car are about $2800 rebuilt and then labor on that.

I have had many VW's but never again. My kids are being branded for a different manufacturer. One that stands behind the product. Dealers must have an incentive to not pay warranty claims that they can get out of.

Never again.............

chris batterman <E-MAIL>
lake forest, ca USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 11:06:25 (PST)

starting fluid spray, the problem with starting the engine in a cold morning dissapieared. But, this morning when I turn the ingition key the engine didn't even crank... Can someone tell me some tips? Besides that problem, the battery warning lamp goes off frequesntly when I drive in a rainy day. And something spueaks often when it's idling, too. What's wrong with my poor Jetta???
Yoshi <E-MAIL>
Laurel, MD USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 08:13:00 (PST)

Check the glow plugs and make sure they are working properly first, continued use of starting fluid is not a good idea. Then test your battery and alternator, likely the alt. is not charging the battery and it is running down. Most auto parts stores will do this test for free. It could be you simply have a loose or worn belt driving the alternator, it slips (the squeaking sound you hear) and the alt. can't put out enough current to keep tha battery charged. Could also be that water is splashing up from the tires onto the crankshaft pulley and that is causing the slippage, a wheel well liner/splashguard can help with this.

I just bought a 92 Jetta 1.8 gas runs rich at idle and running speed and won't pass emissions test, tried O2 sensor and switched valve in air filter box but no difference, lots of power but stumbles occassionally.
Any advice would be appreciated, No check engine lite comming on. I will check fuel rail pressure next. Did cap/rotor before Etest. Thanks
J Snyder <E-MAIL>
Elmira , ON * CANADA * - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 00:36:44 (PST)

BABYLON, NY USA - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 19:25:54 (PST)

Hi i have just had my Vw LT 35 2.4 DIESEL ENGINE blow the crankshaft ,it is a 2384cc none turbo diesel i need to rebuild it or get another engine. Has anbody got any workshop manual of engine timeing info etc.. any help will be very welcome i am in real trouble with this one. I also need to know is the turbo engine of the same year ,the same block etc.. ,could i take the turbo off and fit my manifolds and fit it ?,I am located in Devon UK ,PHONE +44 01626 212683 EMAIL ,thanks in advance
david buckle <E-MAIL>
exeter, na united kingdom - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 05:16:29 (PST)

I have a 2001 diesel bug. Problem intake of engine they say was plugged with carbon. They say it is a fuel issue. I buy fuel for three other diesel trucks at the same fuel stop with no problems. I have only 50000 miles on the bug. Bill for repair was $1700 VW factory said it is a fuel issue. They have not answer how to prevent this from happing again. Local shop man said,they have seen this before "but have no answers for fix". My mileage went from 40 mpg with no pick up to 55 mpg with same power when new. Can someone give me advice.
Patrick Barber <E-MAIL>
cedarburg, wis USA - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 19:16:54 (PST)

Hi Great Site. HELP, I have a 1993 VW Passat Vr-6. Does anyone have a wiring diagram you could send me. I would greatly appreciate it...Thanks
Bill Smith <E-MAIL>
Reno, NNV USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:17:12 (PST)

i just bought an '81 rabbit diesel. oil leaks into the coolant reservoir, and i'm not sure where it's coming from. the headgasket has been replaced twice, and it still leaks. any suggestions?
Laura <E-MAIL>
slc, ut USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 08:26:35 (PST)

I have VW Golf Diesel II. And I need electric scheme of fuse box. I have some troubles about it. help me
Kristina <E-MAIL>
Kaunas, lithuania - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 06:32:33 (PST)

hey, does anybody know when a TDi engine has to be rebuilt? i heard that after a certin ammount of mileage a desiel engine has to be rebuilt, is that true?
Aaron <E-MAIL>
Bay City, MI USA - Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 13:29:50 (PST)

Usually not, if proper grade of oil is used and changed frequently, the engine can last a very long time.

I own a 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTi and i want to turbocharge its 1.8L Engine. Can any1 help me by explainin me how 2 do it? I bought it in 1983 and its just run 75,000 km!!! Its brand new! I want 2 supercharge it. please help!
John Malkovich <E-MAIL>
Peshawar, Pakistan - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 12:36:56 (PDT)

Looking for a rabbit body, diesel ,1984 . OR any VW that is worthy of a new a 1.5L diesel .
jim <E-MAIL>
Dawson, USA - Friday, October 17, 2003 at 15:45:02 (PDT)

I have a 80 VW Rabbit diesel with a 1.6 engine. I parted out three to get this one so I have a lot of spare parts. If you need any parts some 1980 but mostly 1983. I am looking for tools to time my injection pump.
Tom Long El Paso, Illinois email
Tom Long <E-MAIL>
eL pASO, IL USA - Friday, October 17, 2003 at 13:33:10 (PDT)

Justin <E-MAIL>
`, ca USA - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 12:34:51 (PDT)

Just bought a used 1999 Jetta TDI, had some problems with it that the dealer was able to fix, but noticed that it seemed to not start as easy as our 2002. Had it in twice and the Mass Air Sensor was replaced. But the problem seems to still be there, anyone have any ideas what it could be?
Other things I noticed when compared to the 2002, a strong diesel smell even when idling, and fuel milage is not quite as good, also seems not quite as spunky.
Karl <E-MAIL>
Ottawa, Ont CANADA - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 05:34:37 (PDT)

hello!finally i have somebody to discuss about my caravelle van TDI 1996 model. I really love this van but the problem here in the philippines, is they control the price of the spare parts. I would like to seek an advice if its cheeper to order abroad, like the timing belt, tensioner, aircon belt, brake pads and starter and also the tyrod assembly front. Any help you could extend will be highly appreciated. I just changed my dumper pulley and I paid P 22,000.00 excluding the labor. What do you think?Did I got it in a good price? Having a caravelle van is not that easy especially if you are not that rich. Thank your and hope to hear from your soon. God Bless!
melvin famatigan <E-MAIL>
manila, philippines - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 02:52:49 (PDT)

my 82 jetta diesel has a very hard brake pedal. in the past two years i have replaced everything from the booster to the shoes. all rubber and metal lines etc. my questions is; how much suction should i be feeling from the vacum pump? sight to the touch or strong to the touch?
bryan mccraner <E-MAIL>
ypsilanti, mi USA - Monday, October 13, 2003 at 16:22:19 (PDT)

I need alternator parts for a 1981 VW Dasher Diesel. I do not have correct part numbers but they are shown in the Dasher Service Manual, 1974 through 1981, published by Robert Bentley in the Electrical System Section 4, page 22:
- The front engine mount, including the rubber bushing, shown in the upper right illustration,
- The mounting bracket shown in the lower left illustration.
Can anyone help me? Thanks!
Sara McPherson <E-MAIL>
Appleton, WI USA - Monday, October 13, 2003 at 10:13:07 (PDT)

I have an '02 Jetta TDI automatic that has gotten 38 mpg since I bought it. I thought for sure the sticker said it should get 45-48, and I know the saleman said I would get 700 miles a tank, which would be closer to 50 mpg. I have 20k miles on it, and have not seen any increase in mpg since I bought it with 0 miles. What kind of mpg is anyone else getting?
R.Kruger <E-MAIL>
st Paul, mn USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 21:58:32 (PDT)

1992 Jetta 1.6L ECO Diesel, overheating problems. New fan, thermostat, head gasket, head reconditioned. Confirmed all working but no power getting to fan through plug harness on fan motor. Have been told this particular car was made in Germany and wiring may be different than those made in the US. Any comments, suggestions or wiring diagrams would be appreciated. Would also consider selling car (new tires, altenator too).
James <E-MAIL>
Florence, IN USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 20:11:51 (PDT)

I just got a '81 Rabbit 2dr sedan. Does anyone no how many gallons of fuel the tank holds?
James Bain <E-MAIL>
Beaverton, OR USA - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 13:15:28 (PDT)

Just wondering if anyone has or is considering a SVO(straight vegetable oil)or biodiesel conversion. And if so, which method and your trial and tribulations.
David Porter <E-MAIL>
Amery , Wi USA - Sunday, October 05, 2003 at 12:06:18 (PDT)

I am looking for a 1996or newer VW Passat Wagon that has a good Diesel engine and is in good working order overall. Please also respond with any used Diesels that are for sale at low prices. Especially trucks. Thanks. Aaron
Aaron Massey <E-MAIL>
Vancouver, WA USA - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 19:55:50 (PDT)

I have a 1986 VW Jetta Carat and most of the wires under the dash got burned when the headlight switch started smoking. Whoever did the wiring on it did a number. I've replaced all of the burned wire but now you can start the enging with the Headlight switch. I was wondering if anyone has a wiring diagram or if you've been in this situation b4.
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 19:21:29 (PDT)

I own a 1984 diesel rabbit. Here's the problem; I can only open the passanger door from inside. I have taken the panel off to see if I can fix it, but can't figure it out. Maybe a diagram as to how it hooks together?? Thanks in advance.
Raymond LaBoucane <E-MAIL>
kimberley, b.c. canada - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 10:05:41 (PDT)

Can anyone out there give advice on oil changes for new beetle 2001 diesel. The dealership just quoted me $84.95 Canadian for an oil change. That seems pretty darn steep to me. They say you need 540 synthetic oil (five litres at 10 bucks a pop) and only a # 074 115 562 oil filter. Am I about to ruin my bug if I take it elsewhere for an oil change?
kathie engman <E-MAIL>
Alberta, Canada - Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 17:29:06 (PDT)

I have a 1994 vw jetta turbo diesel and would like info if an extra turbo can be installed?
Chuck <E-MAIL>
London, Ont Canada - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 04:54:01 (PDT)

the fuseable link for the glow plugs?? I have followed the large wire from the last glow plug and can not find a small box. Also I am having trouble starting it and have to pop start it. I have replaced glow plugs, fuel injectors, alternator, starter, battery. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
Tim <E-MAIL>
Oshkosh, WI USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 12:37:40 (PDT)

See: CheapTricks/GlowPlugs.shtml#FusibleLink

I have previoiusly owned three diesel vehicles- 1982 Toyota LC 4 spd, 1984 Toyota LC 5 spd, and a 1992 Golf non turbo 5 spd. Loved the Toyota's, but had my share of problems with the Golf. Currently I commute 200+ km's daily @ 5 days/week with my 1997 Sub Outback (173k kms), and have been noticing erratic shifting, including increased transmission noise (already had a $1400 head gasket job at previous owners expense).
Now I am considering selling the Subaru and purchasing a new Golf GLS TDI. I have no doubt that the motor is likely bullet-proof, but I would be interested in advise/experiences from others with Golf TDI- including handling in winter driving conditions.
Thanks- J.

lome, asigame USA - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 05:35:19 (PDT)

Glow plug light stays on and does not shut off does anyone have any sugjestions on what would cause this had herd it might be a fuse not sure where the fuse would be any sugjestions would be greatly appreciated
Davu Morgan <E-MAIL>
Neustadt, Canada - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 18:54:05 (PDT)

See: CheapTricks/GlowPlugs.shtml

I have a 2001 beetle TDI with 30K miles,bought new. I have had brake problems since about 8k miles. [sticking pedal. noise,feeling like emergency brake is on when it is not]These problems do not occur until the car is hot,driven at least 50 miles. Had it back to the dealer 6 times and they have not been able to fix. Most recently they changed the brake booster and said that was the problem. I dont know if this is the end of ot or not. Anyone know of any defects or factor warnings about this or any other ideas? Thanks.
David Jones <E-MAIL>
Miami, FL USA - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 07:24:28 (PDT)

If you have a damaged head from which you are willing to sell parts, please help.
Christopher Rollins <E-MAIL>
Arcadia, IN USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 19:49:21 (PDT)

Hello I am looking for a good 1.9 diesel engine dont car what it has or doest have even a good shortblock would work fine for me I'm putting it into a 81 rabbit already has a 1.6td but want more. Please let me know if you have or know of anything.
Thanks Nathan
Nathan Foster <E-MAIL>
stanton, ky USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 11:33:57 (PDT)

I am looking for a fuse panel diagram for a 1982 Jetta diesel. Help!
Daniel Grant <E-MAIL>
Chico, California USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 22:28:12 (PDT)

I have a lot of volkswagon diesel parts and a 81 dieseltruck The parts are from 1979 to 1984(i believe) I am willing to sell cheap. Make me an offer.
Jerry Gunter <E-MAIL>
Ste Genevieve, mo USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 19:27:42 (PDT)

Hi i have a 1996 LT35 2.4 that only does 280 miles on a tankfull of diesel would this seem about right.Thanks John.
John Black <E-MAIL>
Dundalk, Ireland - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 13:41:05 (PDT)

flash on and off all the time but the dashlights remain on. When the headlights won't stay on I use the highbeams. How can I fix this? please help. Thanks
Lorcat <E-MAIL>
canada - Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 18:39:28 (PDT)

I have a 1988 Vw Fox, and it doesn't want to start. It acts like there isn't any gas in it. But there's a third of a tank. My dad thinks that the gas is getting to a certain point then gets stop by something but he doesn't know what. He's never worked on a Volkswagen before, he's not used to the setup. I really like this car and I really want to drive it. Does anybody have an idea of what could be wrong with it??
megan <E-MAIL>
in USA - Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 13:02:31 (PDT)

I have previoiusly owned three diesel vehicles- 1982 Toyota LC 4 spd, 1984 Toyota LC 5 spd, and a 1992 Golf non turbo 5 spd. Loved the Toyota's, but had my share of problems with the Golf. Currently I commute 200+ km's daily @ 5 days/week with my 1997 Sub Outback (173k kms), and have been noticing erratic shifting, including increased transmission noise (already had a $1400 head gasket job at previous owners expense).
Now I am considering selling the Subaru and purchasing a new Golf GLS TDI. I have no doubt that the motor is likely bullet-proof, but I would be interested in advise/experiences from others with Golf TDI- including handling in winter driving conditions.
Thanks- J.
JGraham <E-MAIL>
USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 05:21:48 (PDT)

I have a 1997 Jetta Diesel with starting problems.
I turns over but does not start. Only after numerous tries it finally starts and a puff of black/grey smoke comes out of the exhaust.
I changed the Fuel filter, oil and oil filter, air filter and glow plugs and still the problem is there.
It only happens when the car has NOT been started for a while (8 hours or so)
Claudio Mirijello <E-MAIL>
Montreal, Qc Canada - Sunday, August 03, 2003 at 07:27:31 (PDT)

Glow plug relay and temperature sender working? CheapTricks/GlowPlugs.shtml

I have a 80 rabbit convertable (sorry it's gas not diesel) I am looking for a GOOD, legible wiring diagram. I'm swaping the 1.6 for a 2.0 16v. Thanks guys.
Richard <E-MAIL>
Waterford, Ontario Canada - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 19:28:38 (PDT)

Looking for a 5-spd transmission for a '83 VW Rabbit. Willing to pay top $ and shipping.
Tony Babcock <E-MAIL>
Lebanon, OR USA - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 09:18:24 (PDT)

I have a 1999 TDI Beetle (5spd) and the computer went bad. My mechanic couldn't figure out anything wrong with it except a tacometer sensor. If anyone who reads this knows or has an incling of what could be wrong, let me know. Thanks
Jules Martin <E-MAIL>
Pasadena, Md USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 11:13:00 (PDT)

When Light-switch is pulled Rear-light work, BUT my front-lights do Not work.
What should I check for?
tony <E-MAIL>
Union City, ca USA - Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 19:19:53 (PDT)

Check the grounds on the headlights, likely you have a bad connection.

on an 82 Rabbit diesel: I am having a hard time keeping the engine running, if I start to open the throttle up the engine stalls and the only way I can keep the engine running is if I kind of 'wiggle' the throttle around in the center of its range, in which case it runs roughly. I have been looking for information on the Injection pump itself but have had very little luck... does anyone have any links / ideas which might help me?
Jason Owens <E-MAIL>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 11:45:00 (PDT)

Have you looked here: index.shtml#TechInfo

I desperately need details of gear select indicator sensor for a VW Transporter 2.4 Diesel AUTOMATIC. I need to know where it is and how it works. Help, Help, Please!
mick timpson <E-MAIL>
Helston, ornwall uk - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 09:42:42 (PDT)

YOU are correct sir that is b--- s---. NO breakin is required for injectors after install.
If anyone is interested I have located an installation kit for VW diesels into Lada Niva. They can be bought in Brazil and I am looking into shipping costs.
J Snyder <E-MAIL>
elmira, ON CANADA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 18:45:02 (PDT)

Hello All,I have a 1991 Golf 1.6 liter diesel engine and I just replaced the injectors but my car idles roughly and is lacking power. The mechanic told me it takes 3 days for the injectors to settle... I think it B.S... Does anyone have any input on this situation
Roger R <E-MAIL>
Vancouver, Canada - Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 20:33:10 (PDT)

Looking for a diesel motor for a 86 tdi jetta. any help would be appreciated.
bill cooley <E-MAIL>
prineville, or USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 20:22:00 (PDT)

Great site!! I am enjoying it.
W. Westwood <E-MAIL>
Jamul 91935, Ca USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 16:00:21 (PDT)

looseing some water but we can't seem to find the leak. It's done 170,000 k's. Is there a service manual for the 2.4 engine? Does anyone know of a service garage for the 2.4 in the UK?
Many thanks Alex
Alex <E-MAIL>
London, uk - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 02:18:15 (PDT)

GREAT SITE!! My question . . . I have a 1989 Diesel Golf 300,000 Km Original Engine in perfect running order! Does anyone know the rated towing capacity for this car?? I have recently started towing a small tent trailer (440kg) and I just want to be sure I'm not going to over do it!
Michael Lawrence <E-MAIL>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 18:44:16 (PDT)

Check your owner's manual, towing capacities are usually listed there, or see: CheapTricks/Towing.shtml

Hey! Great site! I am looking for suggestions on how to get better engine performance out of my 1990 VW jetta 1.8 Manuel transmission. I am also looking for a body kit (ground effects) for the same car
Tony Vander Byl <E-MAIL>
Ontario, Canada - Friday, July 11, 2003 at 20:09:40 (PDT)

Hi James, I'm unable to email you. I do have A ? for you. I have A 1982 VW Disel Pickup Truck It always got 44 MPG The motor went and we put the motor from Roger Browns Caddy I in That he was getting 44 MPG but put in mine it went to 32 MPG. It has been checked by 2 shops and its right on. The Injecter was put in by VW. Do you have any help on this? Lewis
Lewis Grimes <E-MAIL>
Roseville, Ca USA - Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 00:58:37 (PDT)

camper for sale contact me @
jared <E-MAIL>
san diego, CA USA - Tuesday, July 08, 2003 at 15:33:40 (PDT)

Hi, just got hold of a 1991 VW Caravelle 2.4 Diesel, few minor probs , one being the temp warning light keeps flashing, temp gauge seems to show correct,and fan works, doesn't seem to overheat, any body with any ideas, sensor perhaps
peter <E-MAIL>
Merthyr Tydfil, UK - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 15:34:59 (PDT)

I have an 82 vanagon with a 1.6L. A gentleman at a gas station recently removed the motor of it's daily duties by topping it off with super. Does anyone know if the 1.9L turbo will fit in it? Using the stock tranny, etc? How about a great place to get one that isn't $2500? Probably just a pipe dream, but ya never know-
jeromy <E-MAIL>
portland, or USA - Friday, June 27, 2003 at 00:48:43 (PDT)

I'm looking for the tie down side rails that fit on top of the bed for a 82 rabbit truck.I found this truck in a junk yard and rebuilt the engine.I've been running bio-deisel and love it.Not much power but I'm getting 45 miles a gallon.I would like to hear from anyone who's had experence with turbo charging on of these engines.Thanks and aloha,Mark
mark roberts <E-MAIL>
makawao, hi USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 16:05:06 (PDT)

I've just formed a FREE NEW VW CLUB that you may be interested in...please take a look if only to say hello!
It can be found at:
USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 10:02:33 (PDT)

Great info which i used to resolve some issues on my 81VW Rabbit Diesel. I am working on rattles now. Thanks for the info
Victor Scavino <E-MAIL>
Arlington, tx USA - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 04:59:58 (PDT)

Hi, I have a VE Jetta GLS. I was wondering whether anybody can give me some ideas on how to replace the timming belt.
Thank you for your help.
Omendra Jayasundara <E-MAIL>
Anaheim, ca USA - Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 09:48:52 (PDT)

i just bgt a one owner 91 diesel jetta with 132,000 miles on it. the car seems perfect. never owned a diesel but i am going to drive it a long time i hope. the heat gauge seems to go all over the map. it never heats up but the needle moves around more than my old 92 gas jetta did. is this normal?
jerry creek <E-MAIL>
independence , 64053 USA - Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 08:30:19 (PDT)

I am planning to buy a Jetta TDI 2000 or 2001 but I've heard that Jetta's have lots of electrical and other problems and I started contemplating....I really like the car...Could someone who owns Jetta 2000/01 confirm that with me.
Thank you
Kalina <E-MAIL>
Montreal, Canada - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 09:05:18 (PDT)

I would just like to say that I love your Site. I bought a VW Pickup and have been trying to fix it up. Your site has given me some great direction.
Thanks again !
Joe <E-MAIL>
Murphysboro, Il USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 19:33:17 (PDT)

you guys seem pretty smart about all these vw topics but i just purchased a 2000 vw cabrio last feb. and i am having problems with leaking from the convertable top ... anyone know a quick fix or something i could do besides replace the top?
Jesika <E-MAIL>
cypress, tx USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 18:21:34 (PDT)

water pumps, i'm wondering if someone knows of an aftermarket pump that will last. any info will be greatly appreciated.
michael corsini <E-MAIL>
Stafford Springs, Ct. USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 09:53:30 (PDT)

I am in need of a complete turbo diesel engine for a conversion im doing on my 87 vw jetta.If anyone has a engine or a complete car for sale email me.
chris hutchinson <E-MAIL>
little hocking, oh USA - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 20:44:33 (PDT)

I'm installing a 1.6 turbo diesel into a Lada Niva need a small/strong 5spd trans. that will work inline instead of transverse like my Golf. Would a trans. off a volvo diesel car work? I've been told they use a 6 cyl. vw{audi} diesel
Any assistance or advise would be appreciated THANKS!
This is a cool site I check regularly
James Snyder <E-MAIL>
Elmira , ON Canada - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 17:09:12 (PDT)

I'm a huge VW diesel lover,I run a small evening & weekend repair garage,mostly VW,as I own currently 4 right now.I welcome any diesel questions,I think I've fixed most all diesel problems.During the day I'm the manager of a Robert Bosch authorized injection pump shop.I also have extra engine parts as well as injection pumps & injectors.I have a 1981 rabbit diesel parts car.My specialty is 1979 - 1990 VW diesels.Hope to hear from you......James
James <E-MAIL>
Grampian, pa USA - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 05:06:25 (PDT)

I need a hynes manual or fuse box and wiring plans for my vw passat from 1992can any one help kids are doing my head in they want to go out in the car
gordon <E-MAIL>
manchester, uk - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 06:08:49 (PDT)

MESA, AZ USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 09:31:36 (PDT)

I have a 1982 deisel vanagon that I need to sell for around 3800$. It has a new 1.9 liter and is set up to run on vegetable oil. Please contact me soon. Thanks
gaby <E-MAIL>
richmond, va USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 00:21:09 (PDT)

Does anyone have ANY personal experience in repairing a VW standard transmission when the fluid has gotten low and you lose 5th gear?
I'd like to repair a couple that I have if there is some way to.
Kelly <E-MAIL>
Minnedosa, MB CANADA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 11:51:11 (PDT)

I am looking to buy a good used diesel injector pump for a 1.6L VW non turbo engine. Please drop me a line with a price and any info.
Kelly <E-MAIL>
Minnedosa, MB CANADA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 11:48:44 (PDT)

Peter Russek LtdDashwood Ind Est, Dashwood Ave, High Wycombe, Bucks, England HP12 3ED. Covers from 1991 2.0Ltr Petrol, 1.9 & 2.4Lt Diesel
Geoff Lewis <E-MAIL>
London, UK - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 12:15:41 (PDT)

Have a nice 1982 Rabbit Pickup deisel powered in need of some minor engine work. Can anyone recommend a good experienced VW mech in the Austin/San Antonio TX area? Thanks.
Larry <E-MAIL>
New Braunfels, TX USA - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 11:24:42 (PDT)

We have a 1981 VW diesel truck that was stored for 10 years. Looking to find out what the value is. Ran good when we put it away,has 150000 miles on it. It is in good shape,very little rust.
BJ Kuczynski <E-MAIL>
Green Bay, WI USA - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 18:07:51 (PDT)

i have a 1984 vw jetta gli, gas, 1.8 engine, 5 speed transmission. and i need to know if anybody would know what the idle speed would be? i don't know very much about the car and any help is appreciated. also i am considering selling it if interested make offer.
crystal hayes
crystal hayes <E-MAIL>
sweet home, or USA - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 21:14:42 (PDT)

I have a VW 2.4 Diesel LT35 truck and the engine has finally give up the ghost, after many good years of service. Does anyone know of a second hand engine 1994 or newer in Kent London or Essex please? If so please call 0790 9693487 Thank you. Bruce
Bruce <E-MAIL>
Bromley, Kent England - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 01:54:18 (PDT)

I have a VW 2.4 Diesel LT35 truck and the engine has finally give up the ghost, after many good years of service. Does anyone know of a second hand engine in Kent London or Essex please? If so please call 0790 9693487 Thank you. Bruce
Bruce <E-MAIL>
Bromley, Kent England - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 01:53:14 (PDT)

We have a brilliant VW 1988 2.4 Diesel L35 Truck, which has just given up the ghost today.
Does anyone know of an engine in Kent area with Turbo for sale from 1994 of the same type please?
Any info would be welcome.
Bruce <E-MAIL>
Bromley, England - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 10:38:29 (PDT)

hey all, im look for a 1980 vw caddy, about 50 horse. in good condition. or if you know of any web site that have caddys from the 80's please e mail me. thank you
nate <E-MAIL>
USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 17:56:00 (PDT)

I have a 1991 diesel jetta with 550000 km +which is having several sudden eletrical failures. Have not ben able to find source. any suggestions would be welcomed.Thanks.
linda <E-MAIL>
edmonton, ab canada - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 00:25:02 (PDT)

I have a 1980 diesel rabbit W/254000 miles on it ,I just did a tune up on it and it got a clean bill of health,
I am looking for a turbo ,intake and exhaust manifold and other related items to add the turbo to this car,will pay top dollar for theese items .please contact me at
for this vehicle,
Dusty Rhodes <E-MAIL>
Spokane , W.A. USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 20:17:30 (PDT)

I just purchased a 2003 Volkswagon Jetta TDI. I do my own oil changes. When I read the manual it requires draining water from a resovoir at each oil change. Where is this located? Is this something I can do or is the warranty voided if I do?
James Ross <E-MAIL>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 12:22:09 (PDT)

I have a new 1.9VW diesel. I believe the motor was manufactured in Argentina? The motor is installed in my sail boat but I have never started it because I do not have the wire diagram. The back of the motor has a round 12 point male plug and there is another 4 point square plug in the return radiator hook up. Can anyone provide me with the wire diagram?
Gerald Niffenegger <E-MAIL>
Florianopolis, SC Brazil - Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 18:21:01 (PDT)

Cool design and usefull informations!
tom <E-MAIL>
DE - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 07:32:46 (PDT)

“Caddy” pickup truck. I would prefer a diesel , but I will
Consider all VW pickups that might be for sale..
Do you know of any available for sale in or near the Southern CA area?
I have cash, I will travel!
Also, I have a 74 Westfalia pretty well restored with a new 2.0 motor, new tires, brakes, shocks, clutch, interior, canvas, seat covers, curtains, etc. It still has the original gas stove and propane tang, water system and 2 way refrigerator. I would be interested in selling or trading this.
Also have a ’60 single cab truck available. No motor, but mostly complete otherwise.
Has some spare parts and 2 complete sets of drop-sides.
Willing to put together and combination of deals that make sense.
Thank you
Gary Kuhlmann
327 W. 8th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Gary Kuhlmann <E-MAIL>
San Pedro, CA USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 13:08:17 (PDT)

Ha All, Do any of you know where to get spray-on touch up paint? I need 1982 Mohogany LE3K. If you do, can you let me know? Lewis
Lewis Grimes <E-MAIL>
Roseville , Ca USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 12:52:07 (PDT)

Hi, i have a VW Passat GL (1.6TD), i need to do some repairs at the electric system and also some mechanic repairs or adjustments, but i dont have ouwners or service manual. I need help from someone who can do so. i need the full electric scheme and some indications about the car, like turns per second when idle. i hope for some help, urgently. thanks any way
António Dias <E-MAIL>
Lisboa, Portugal - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 16:42:05 (PDT)

I am building a pulling garden tractor and we are putting a 1.5 liter diesel in it, so I am looking for a 1.5 liter diesel engine or several motors, any help would be appriciated thanks
Nathan <E-MAIL>
Downing, WI USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 08:16:38 (PDT)

With respect to entry I just made concerning a 2000 golf with intermitant starting problems, I forgot my question. Does any one have experince with this and perhaps know the solution? Thank you, John
John Greenman <E-MAIL>
Richmond , CA USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 14:09:46 (PDT)

My 2000 golf tdi (43,000miles) runs great in every sense except warm starts. Once warm, and only shut down momentarily, when trying to start, about one in five times it goes into convulsions that shake the whole car. If I shut it off and try again, it is fine. The condition is getting worse
John Greenman <E-MAIL>
Richmond, CA USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 14:07:47 (PDT)

Just had A 1.9 Diesel motor put in to one of my Trucks. Wecome any info. antone can give me on it. Love to talk VWTrucks. Lewis
Lewis Grimes <E-MAIL>
Roseville, Ca USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 00:06:55 (PDT)

81 VW diesel pickup. I feel the accelerator pedal vibrating mostly at 27 mph. Also when reving the engine, accelerator cable vibrates. Previous diagnosis has ruled out injectors, compression, motor mounts and clutch.
Jim Schick <E-MAIL>
Newport, OR USA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 17:06:22 (PDT)

Has anyone tries the Shell rotella 5w40 synthetic oil, is it a "good" oil ? And does it fit the VW warrenty requirements??? I have a 2001 Golf TDI . (which is a super car)....Dale Detrich....... N.C.Ohio
Dale Detrich <E-MAIL>
Attica, Oh USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 14:06:15 (PDT)

I have a 2000 tdi beetle, with 49K. I have over the last 60 days been experiencing a real hard time starting the motor when it is cold. The glow plugs appear to be working, what other component would I need to check in order for the little diesel to start. The motor will crank for at least 15 seconds and be blowing smoke out the backend until the car starts, after which I will have no smoke issues until another cold start.
Darwin <E-MAIL>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 10:59:08 (PDT)

vanagon diesel. Will consider any condition, willing to rebuild. Any leads much appreciated. THANKS!
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 21:05:42 (PDT)

Very nice site. Keep up the good work.
Don from online casinos <>
United States - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 12:18:27 (PDT)

81 VW Rabbit Diesel. Just changed alternator belt, water pump belt, water pump, timing belt, and thermostat--now my low beam headlights do not work. The high beams are fine. Tried new light with same results. Any ideas?
Mike Neville <>
Millersville, MD USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 15:23:14 (PDT)

Chuck Gavin <>
Caledonia, MN USA - Friday, April 04, 2003 at 18:55:12 (PST)

europe)turbo diesel and want to convert engine into a 1.9 tdi from a golf 3, also want to use a longer gearbox, does anybody have some tips and how to do's, Thanks
Ben <>
Antwerp, Belgium - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 12:42:27 (PST)

Just bought my first Volkswagen, a 1981 diesel pickup and I
am having a ball with it. This site gave me so much info I
couldn't believe it. Thanks. I would like to change the oil
from 20/50 penns to something else. Should I stay with it as
the motor has 108,000 miles on it. What do you all use.
Bill Porter <>
Spearman, TX USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 06:32:50 (PST)

I just bought a '79 Diesel Rabbit, in pretty good shape. It's getting 44.7 mpg. Any tips for improving milage?? How to make it a turbo?? Thanks, everyone.
Doug Wilson <>
Sheridan, OR USA - Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 14:13:12 (PST)

Great site! I got a 1982 Caddy diesel with a spare engine for $100! Don't get too excited, though - the wiring harness is a morass of poorly executed 'repairs' that will take months to sort out, and brakes and glow plugs (at least) are shot. Then again, there's not much rust - odd for Wisconsin! I'm looking forward to getting it running, though, so I can start making biodiesel. (Why use foreign oil when I can support US farmers instead?) If anybody hears about a jetta, rabbit, or especially a westy in dire straits, I'd be interested! Gas is OK too, since I have a spare diesel.
Rob Rohde-Szudy <robrohdeszudy at hotmail dot com>
Madison, WI USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 08:59:52 (PST)

I have a 82 VW Jetta diesel. Having touble, at high RPM, the oil warning light and buzzer come on. I installed an oil pressure gauge and at high RPMs it reads over 110 pds of pressure. Does anyone know the spec for the oil pressure for this vehicle? Has anyone ever had this trouble and what do you do to fix it.
leonard jeno <>
Medford, MN USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 18:23:01 (PST)

Need wiring diagrams for 1990 diesel jetta
Joe Schultz <>
Bayville, N.J. USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 03:59:36 (PST)

I've got a 71 type II (yes, air-cooled). I dream about mounting a diesel rabbit engine in the back and running it on vegetable oil. any sugestions on conversion/mounting kits? also is there an "idiot's guide" similar to the John Muir book for diesel? thanks for your help.
Chris Chalmers <>
eugene, or USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 01:26:46 (PST)

I own a 1981 Desiel rabbit, I also own a tachometer with a wiring hook up like this (positive, negitive, and signal)is there any way to make this tach work on a deisle. By the way, the car runs awsome, great shape, Volkswagon deisles are the best. No idea how many Km because the odometer doesn't work (but the spedo works?)
isaac <isaac_bluesky@yahoo>
Grand prarie, AB Canada - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 07:04:56 (PST)

I desperately need a wiring diagram for my year 2000 Caddy Van 1.9dsl NO TURBO. Can anyone help...
Denis <>
Cork, Ireland - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 04:29:37 (PST)

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Suffern, NY USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 18:55:55 (PST)

Great site!!!Awsome stuff. I have 2 1981 vw pickup trucks.They both are in need of engines.Can I put the newer type Diesel..... say a 1.9 TDI in the Trucks?If not who has good 1.6 rebuilt engines?They are hard to locate these days.I would like to experiment a bit with both my trucks.Any advice would be helpful.
Spud boy
St.louis, mo USA - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 18:47:26 (PST)

Once more. This is A great web site love it. Keep up the great work Roger. All others fell free to email me to talk about the trucks love to talk about the trucks. Lewis
Lewis Grimes <lewisgrimes>
Roseville, Ca USA - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 12:20:04 (PST)

Very interesting site. I had many beetles in my life but got tired to push them. Today I miss them very much.
Thierry <>
Quispamsis, NB Canada - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 09:43:58 (PST)

I am desperately looking for a workshop manual for an Audi 80 1.9tdi 1993. Please, please, please can anybody help me?
Karl Maggs <>
Bath, Wiltshire United Kingdom - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 12:04:01 (PST)

Gas or Diesel.... or a Diesel Rabbit / Gold with Sunroof.
J Holly <>
HFX, NS Canada - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 18:24:20 (PST)

I am looking for a rebuilt or new 1982 vw vanagon diesel fuel injection pump. Any suggestions? Thanks, Brad.
brad <>
Portland, OR USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 17:20:53 (PST)

I am looking for a volkswagon pickup for my brother. Where do I find one?? Or if you have one for sale let me know. I believe we would travel a bit for it. Thank You!!
Gloria Westerlund <>
Aitkin, MN USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 13:08:29 (PST)

top page looking for a vw transpoter 1972 modle have a manual 1972 to 1979 looking to want to transform it to be a work and surf van looking for old van thnks england
thomas anderson <>
crewe, cheshire uk - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 14:11:47 (PST)

does anyone know if it is a big job putting a diesil engine from my volvo 740 into a petrol 740 is there any problems with wiring etc the engine i am told is made by volkwagon
colin mckeown <>
belfast, uk - Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 07:14:14 (PST)

caddy as well as I do mine. I located my 81 caddy by literally stumbling across hi at my local salvage yard. I was looking for parts for a GTO judge and tripped on the tailgate. After I finished berating myself for my clumsiness I took "Eddie" home.
Barry Toepp <>
Fallon, Nv. USA - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 13:42:42 (PST)

Does anyone out there have a circuit diagram for the electric windows in a passatt?
Janice.thompson <>
Harborne, England - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 04:21:38 (PST)

HI I'm interested in an older (read cheap) deisel VW... to make a project.. Something that drives would be great, but I'm not afraid to pick it up in the Northeast with our trailer if the deal is right.. email me Thanks
Mike J <>
Waitsfield, VT USA - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 11:21:21 (PST)

I'm looking for a pickup bed cap for a 82 Rabbit Pickup. In good condition. Preferably in reasonable distance of Indianapolis Indiana.
Bill Rednour <>
Martinsville, IN USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 19:15:32 (PST)

I'm looking for a VW Rabbit Pickup truck in Canada. If anyone has one for sale or knows where one is please let me know, Thanks.
Peter L <>
Guelph, ON Canada - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 11:51:37 (PST)

Nice site. good tech info and links.
Oscar Rebuffone <>
mar del plata, Argentina - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 19:37:29 (PST)

popping out of reverse when backing. Recently when i was on the interstate, after i had slowed, the car only managed to go into third and will not change gears. It was also kind of making a high piched sound before this all happened. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if it might be the clutch, linkage, or the tranny?
Adam Mahieu <>
Rock Island, IL USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 06:15:27 (PST)

NL CANADA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 20:33:18 (PST)

Geoff Pumphrey <highlands2NF.SYMPATICO.CA>
HIGHLANDS, NL CANADA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 20:30:28 (PST)

Looking to buy VW diesel, any Max 5000
Ron <>
Kville, NC USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 15:40:24 (PST)

cool site. looking to buy a VW pickup(caddy) send me an e-mail if u have one close to me.
rob <>
calgary, ab canada - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 10:05:25 (PST)

1997 Passat TDI runs great but stalls for no reason at all. Could it be a short in cruise? Thats the only thing that has been worked on.
Mike in Las Vegas <>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 12:26:23 (PST)

I need a instrument cluster for a 86 jetta turbo diesel with the tach!
Mike <>
USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 08:40:57 (PST)

I have VW golf 2 diesel 1984 and i need electrical scheme or some manual. if anyone have somthing please send me over my email or ICQ # 19400575.

TNX in adv.
Dusko <>
Belgrade, ser Serbia - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 07:41:48 (PST)

I just bought a 79 Rabbit form an old farmer. the car had been sitting for several years in a pasture. the man had swapped engines with a latter model jetta at about 490,000 and then drove it for another 200,000 before parking it. now she has close to 1,000,000 on the car and 500,000 on the engine yet a resent compression test showed that she still has amost new compression about 300 psi in all four!
and still gets 40+ mpg.
Drew Tubbs <>
USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 20:42:23 (PST)

Could some one help, I need a workshop manual for a 1999 vw caravelle 2.5 tdi. Thanks for the help
Peter Finnemore <>
Gosport, UK - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 12:01:41 (PST)

Injoyed the site..I am looking for VALVE SEATS FOR 81-84 DIESEL HEADS--RABBIT.ANY HELP IS WELCOMED!!!
roy craig <>
va USA - Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 03:45:39 (PST)

1. I bought an 81 diesel pickup new. Recently I feel a lot of vibration in the accelerator pedal; especially at a lower speed if I'm in third and take my foot off the pedal. It has already vibrated a screw out of the glow plug fuse. I've had the compression, glow plugs and injectors checked, but nothing wrong there. Also the mechanic said a motor mount is a bit soft, but he doesn't think it could be causing the problem either. 2. This week, the engine was accelerating and I wasn't moving. This happened once before and the problem was in the accelerator cable. Should this be replaced or can it be adjusted or is this not the problem. 3. I come in to town after driving on the highway and stop at the first light. Then I have a difficult time getting it to shift into first gear. Sometimes I also have a problem shifting into reverse. Any one have any suggestions? Any one in Oregon know of a good vw diesel mechanic near Newport? Thanks.
Jim Schick <>
Newport, OR USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 09:05:35 (PST)

i'm looking for a single-cab VW pick up (not the rabbit) and diesel.
scott <>
vashon, wa USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 22:13:26 (PST)

i love this site. i am looking for a truck to buy, volvo truck, pls if you have a nice one due contact me.......
LAGOS, ABA NIGERIA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 03:28:44 (PST)

Hi, I am evaluating ways to repower my 30' steel sloop and I would like to hear from anyone who has experience a VW diesel to marine applications. Regards, Rich Murray
rich murray <>
Weymouth, MA USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 07:35:41 (PST)

I want to know if it would be wise or even done for that matter! to swap a 2.0l air cooled motor for a Newer TDI
Keith M <>
vancouver, Wa USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 04:18:46 (PST)

VW Transporter T4..2.4 Diesel turbo 1993 lwb, tax an test. was a great runner..good cond..just painted 1 month ago....HEAD GASKET HAS JUST BLOWN, AS OF 14 JAN 03....SELL FOR £400. ONO. TEL 07866 488 357
John Ritchie <>
Glasgow, scotland uk - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 15:39:41 (PST)

I too love my diesel P/U [1981] I bought it bran new and have not had a sorry or bad experience with it. I change the engine oil and filter every 3,ooo miles [without fail]and the timing belt every 60,000. I keep the air and diesel filters replaced yearly, need it or not. I have over 200,ooo miles and the head has never been off and apparently doesn't need to any time soon. I still [always have] get 46 MPG. Does anyone know where to find out what these lovely vehicles are $ worth?
Willy <>
Chesapeake, Va USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 10:30:41 (PST)

hi ,im trying to find out what turbo will upgrade my standard 1.6td golf engine ,i want to add an intercooler as well,im on a budget with this so what about saab intercoolers from the breakers?im not intending to use daily so reliabilty is not an issue...are there any pump tweaks that i can do to add any horsepower/torque...thanks in advance if u can offer any help..regards steve
steve roberts <>
wales, uk - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 11:58:03 (PST)

I am looking for a 1.6 turbo diesel motor.I will buy either running or not.I am located in the northeast of america.Its for my 1982 diesel rabbit.
thank you........
chris <>
locust valley, ny USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 17:39:38 (PST)

1995 vw caravelle tdi puzzle???
starts fist time!runs sluggish throttle sticks!but once warmed up different machine ,new glowplugs any idea's?
hull, UK - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 17:41:05 (PST)

My son recently purchased a 1981 VW Rabbit Diesel. Does anyone know where the plug is to plug this in, so that it starts? B. Hanners
B.Hanners <>
Lancaster, OH USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 12:24:27 (PST)

I' looking for a schamatic to how to install a timming belt on jetta deisel 1990, some line appear on the gear witch degree we need place crak shaff,cam shaff an deisel gear.???
Pierre Rondeau <>
Aylmer, PQ Canada - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 10:10:59 (PST)

looking for a 1996 golf desiel
nathan allen <>
rockport, me USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 16:02:17 (PST)

I came here following a Google link to "suspension bushings." I am doing an E Type Jaguar, but I've found it helps to learn as much as possible. Thanks for hosting a thoughtful site.
Eddy Huffman
USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 13:22:52 (PST)

Currently own a 2002 VW Jetta TDI w/Upsolute reprogrammed CPU. I have been trying different fuels and additives in the past 6 months and 18,000 miles. Now I have all of the ingredients to make BioDiesel. Past VW's: 3 VW Diesel Rabbits and 4 Beetles since 1980. Also own 2 Jeep Cherokee, '91 GEO Metro, '79 Mazda RX-7 and 1990 Pontiac Grand AM. I need to start giving cars away soon.
Brian Wayne <>
Bardstown, KY USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 05:40:23 (PST)

Looking for a G charger for a 84 vw rabbit Diesel 1.6 engine, This G charger was never sold in the USA. What it is? Its a belt driven blower that was made for the Diesel engins on the rabbit. To be driven on the autobond in Germany. Can anyone help me with this . E-mail or call me
Danny <>
Gallatin, TN USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 19:34:40 (PST)

I have a 1998 Jetta TDI and the check engine light has recently come on but, still seem to run fine. What might be the problem?
Joe Cutarelli <>
Barkhamsted, CT USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 19:07:23 (PST)

I have a 1982 vw diesel pickup.I am looking for the jetta (snow flake) wheels.I am willing to pay good money for the rite set of wheels.
ps...........I love my baby diesel.It has a GTI tranny in it 5 speed.The tranny gives it a little more power in shifting gears,
chris <>
locust valley, ny USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 18:29:01 (PST)

i have an 81 diesel rabbit that leaks from the injector pump anyone know where or why this would be.
Adam Chaffin <>
Grove City, oh USA - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 18:14:31 (PST)

Great site. Have 2 Caddys (1 stock and one 1.6T) working on 3. Perfect for hauling my butt and all the junk that follows me around.
S. Watson <>
Mountain View, CA United States - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 15:38:25 (PST)

While I do not have it any more, my 1981 diesel rabbit was the best (and most frustrating) car I've ever known. I've had it apart in my driveway 6 times, but my father is a diesel mechanic, so we bonded. I put racing stripes on the hood and roof, huge numbers "33" on each side, net windows, and racing helmets with "33's" on them. Despite its inability to do 70 mph falling from the sky, I'd still come up to challenge mustangs and camaros just for laughs (they actually thought I was serious!). Many of my teenage memories have to do with that car. I heard from one of my friends that is now a taxi over on Catalina Island.
Jason H. Ross <>
Dana Point, CA USA - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 21:25:23 (PST)

While I do not have it any more, my 1981 diesel rabbit was the best (and most frustrating) car I've ever known. I've had it apart in my driveway 6 times, but my father is a diesel mechanic, so we bonded. I put racing stripes on the hood and roof, huge numbers "33" on each side, net windows, and racing helmets with "33's" on them, despite its inability to do 70 mph falling from the sky. I'd still come up to challenge mustangs and camaros just for laughs (they actually thought I was serious!). Many of my teenage memories have to do with that car. I heard from one of my friends that is now a taxi over on Catalina Island.
Jason H. Ross <>
Dana Point, CA USA - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 21:24:08 (PST)

please please help im trying to find a vw transporter 1.9 diesel manuel and im having a overheating problem. im about to try a new rad after that a head skim what about after that any ideas please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cynthia <>
ramsgate, england - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 13:45:26 (PST)

Does anybody know where I can buy cylinder head parts for a 1985 1.6 Turbo diesel jetta. Namely I am looking for the pre-combustion chamber inserts. Mine are cracked and the vw dealer does not sell them separately. Or has anybody had experience with repairing them or is it normal for the cracks to be there and should I just put them back in the head?
RP <>
USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 21:32:27 (PST)

Looking for a 85-87 GLI 16v head for my 86 jetta Gl
Matt <>
cinebar, wa USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 12:55:15 (PST)

I had a 81 VW diesel pickup,It had 244,000 miles on it when I sold it.I still see her around.I am looking to trade a 82 Yamaha Seca Motorcycle with 11,000 miles on it,For another Volkswagen diesel rabbit.Doesn't matter year or body style etc..Just in very good running condition and over all very good condition.
Steven Russell <>
Kingsport, Tn USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 18:47:46 (PST)

I'm in need of a wiring diagram for 1984 VW Rabbit Diesel. Does anyone know a good internet source for such information(i.e. website address)? Thanks in advance for any lead.

Rob <>
Richmond, BC Canada - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 20:23:53 (PST)

WANTED- Round headlight 2 door VW Rabbit Diesel body without sunroof. Not concerned about interior or drivetrain as I will be swapping mine over. Prefer within 200 miles of Richmond Va. but will consider others.
Chad <>
Newport News, Va USA - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 19:35:12 (PST)

I know that you found that question funny, but can anyone knows how can I remove the radiator from my 1989 wasserboxer vanagon ??? Thanks J%H
Jim Andrews <>
USA - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 09:36:14 (PST)

I need the drivers side tail light lens for my 1980 volkswagon DASHER. This model was called PASSAT in Germany.This model is extremly rare. I would really appreciate any help I can get finding this part.
ELIZABETHTON, TN USA - Friday, January 03, 2003 at 17:40:56 (PST)

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