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  1. Scirocco Owners Club
    I have an ‘81 Scirocco that doesn’t idle by itself during initial start up (cold). Has anyone have had such issues and what might be the cause? Also my fuel gauge doe not work, how would the sending unit be replaced? thanks
  2. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    hello guys i am new to this form and i am in need of some help. i have tried posting in other posts and creating my own fourm and i have had no luck..... so i am sorry if this violates this form....... i have a 1981 vw rabbit diesel manual. heres the full story. everything was working great...
  3. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    hello guys i am new to this form and i am in need of some help. i have a 1981 vw rabbit diesel manual. heres the full story. everything was working great. then one morning my dome lights did not come on when i opened the door. so after a few days of driving (put on 70 miles a day) i had some...
  4. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have a 1981 VW rabbit pickup that I installed a 1983 engine and 5 speed out of a 1983 turbo Jetta. My question, When I change the oil I put in 4.5 qts of oil. The level on the dipstick is quite a ways up from the marks. I have tried looking for the oil capacity of a turbo jetta and can't find...
  5. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    1981 Rabbit, 1.7L CIS Fuel is definitely getting to the 'fuel distributor' because I had a leak in the cold start valve fuel line and fuel was abundant. That is, I'm confident everything before the fuel distributor is pressurized. However, the car was not starting (this is after a full engine...
  6. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    This is off my 1981 VW Caddy 1.6l with low compression. What has to be done ??? Thanks Allen
  7. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I when to put all new brakes on my 1981 Rabbit pickup. Having trouble finding the right rear wheel cylinders. I have ordered twice now. The old ones I took off have a smoot end cap and the other ones I have got have a metal end with a groove. Theses are a bit to long and I can't get the drum on...
  8. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have a 1981 VW Caddy with 1.6l diesel (bad engine-no compression). Thinking about putting another diesel in it. My question--what sizes can I put in it and out of what cars will fit?? I am not interested in getting into changing wires and going computer.
  9. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have owned a 1981 Caddy diesel for a number of years. I recently, 5000 miles ago, rebuilt and installed a 1.6 turbo diesel engine and 5 speed from a 1983 Jetta. I works absolutely great! I believe it has the original radiator. What would be a better radiator to replace it with. It is not...
  10. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    need help with Caddy 1981 fuse diagram I posted picture need to know were's the turn signal flasher relay thanks CF
  11. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have got a 1981 Caddy with 1.6l diesel. I thought I had a blown head gasket but it turn out to be a corner was broke off on the rear bolt. I bought another used engine and got my butt burner, low compression, around 290 psi. Ok my question is on the engine with low compression can I put the...
  12. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have a 1981 VW Rabbit Pick (1.6) up that needed a battery so I let it sit for a season. When I installed a new battery and cranked it, it smokes really bad, is skipping, and wont idle. The smoke out of the tailpipe is a dusty type black. I thought that it may be an injector so I took them out...
  13. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Ok so I've been driving a 1981 vw rabbit caddy for about 2 months now. The engine sat for over a year but started right up and has been fine till a few days ago. I was driving down the highway and it died in gear some how and felt like it bound up. My first thought was oil or fuel. But now I'm...
  14. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I havent started the truck in a while, charged and hooked up the battery and started the truck, it was making a funny noise, so i turned the ignition off, and the starter was still running, then i unhooked the battery, took the key out if the ignition and hooked the battery back up starter...
  15. MK1 Rabbit Engine
    I've been trying to trouble shoot this vehicle for the past few days and it's been a headache. I'm also having issues getting it tagged that's why it sat for so long and I can no longer park it where it currently sits. So far I've established that glow plugs are getting power and fuel shut off...
  16. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    When my 1981 truck gets to temp, the fuel pump has been quitting on me. I've tried different fuel pump relays--no change. When I jumper the relay socket, the pump runs and I can move on down the road. Before the engine reaches temp, and after it cools down, the engine runs normally. I'm thinking...
  17. General Volkswagen Discussion
    My 1981 truck has been stalling when the engine reaches temp recently. When I try to start it again, the fuel pump doesn't kick in. If I wait 15 or 20 minutes, it will usually start again, but only until the engine reaches temp again. I'm thinking the coil, the warm pressure regulator, or? I...
  18. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I'm looking for a front right fender for a 1981 rabbit pickup. Some of the people from my appartment complex released the ebrake and messed it up buy letting it roll into the neighbors building. I was just about to give it a new paint job and now have a large front dent to deal with before I can.
  19. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have 1981 Caddy with 1.6l diesel. I have got it to start, I though it was the fuel pump, changed it and same old thing. I can spray starting fluid and it will run until that is gone. I took it to a Volkswagen mechanic and he said that the engine did not have enough compression to pull fuel to...
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