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  1. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I need to lube up the speedometer cable for my 81 rabbit pickup. I had to replace it when I first got the truck. The new one keeps showing the speed as more than what it actually is. For example, I'll be driving 35 mph according to my GPS, but the speedometer shows 55 mph. Someone suggested...
  2. Jetta Owners Club
    So I bought myself a 2003 Jetta GL Wagon, 5 speed. I welcome all new friends and those who know where to get parts for good prices lol. This is my first VW and it's a bit of a mechanic special, but it runs and the motor and transmission are solid, as well as the frame.
  3. Beetle Owners Club
    Hello... Help.... I have a 2002 Turbo Beetle 5 Speed Convertible 105,000 KM. Headlight and signals not working. Bulbs are good as I can see them with hazard lights on. The headlamps come on when I pull the signal indicator on the steering column towards me... but... they do not stay on...
  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. Jetta Owners Club
    Hello everyone! My name is David. I am new to Volkswagen and dove in with both feet first. I lucked up a 2001 Jetta GLS VR6 with 5 speed manual. It has came with challenges and issue. Some I have been able to resolve and some I need help with (I'll save that for another post). After purchasing...
  6. 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...
  7. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    New to the vw world and looking for some guidance. I bought this rabbit. If I have a little bit figured out some of the associated stuff is 8v engine, mk1 platform, k jection fuel management, 020 manual 5 speed transmission. I dont mind tinkering and learning but I snagged this for a daily. I...
  8. Volkswagen Technical Discussions - General
    Hi I have a 2001 Jetta GL 2.0l gas 5 speed with 190k. It makes a loud whining sound when in 5th gear @ 3600 rpm's... Only at that range.. Not at 34,35,37, or 38 or after. It sounds like I needs another gear. I've replaced plugs-bosh platinum +4, ngk wires, new coil, air filter, fuel filter...
  9. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hi all, I have an '81 diesel rabbit, older 1.5L Diesel engine with a newer 5 speed manual tranny. Several months ago I was doing about 70 on the freeway in 5th gear, tried to downshift to 3rd and accidentally got 1st instead. (It was a long road trip, I was tired...) It ground pretty badly...
  10. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hey there guys. Just bought a '79 Rabbit with a 1.9 conversion and its got a veggie oil conversion for 1500$ 4 door. Really great condition! Head liner isnt ever sagging! Couple small issues but most things I know how to fix are waiting on the amazon guy to bring me parts. 4 questions total for...
  11. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Having trouble finding info on this subject. I have 81 diesel with a 5 speed transmission I do not know where from. When I first got the transmission in I scrapped together linkage from other junked 5 speed vw that worked but I don't think its quite right. The linkage I have has white ends but...
  12. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    '83 Cabriolet 1.7L 5 speed transmission Car runs and works while in gear. When I depress the clutch pedal to take it out of gear to stop at a stoplight the engine just drops it's rpm until the car turns off. I don't believe it is a stall, the engine just drops rpm til 0. No sputtering...
  13. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    So, I just picked up my first Volkswagen. It is a 1981 4 door Rabbit Diesel with a 5 speed and a sunroof. I've just picked it up for 900 off of Craigslist. I've done some research on here and already done a few things which i plan to post at a later time. The car came with a sagging head liner...
  14. VW Rabbit MKV Forum 2006/2007/2008/2009
    Hey everyone, I have an 09 Rabbit 5 speed manual with 95k on it. Within the last couple of months the engine/transmission - Something in the front of the car - has begun to sound rougher and rougher. There is a slight knocking noise combined with a high pitched drone(Best way I can describe it)...
  15. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hello Everyone. Last year I bought my first (and second) classic beetle and I love them. So I decided to venture into the VW Cabriolet market in which I have very little knowledge. I am looking for your expertise on what a good price for this vehicle (see attachments) would be. Its an 82...
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