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  1. '86 Cabriolet conversion to power steering (not a right hand drive car)

    MKV Rabbit FAQs & Newbies
    Writing from Vernon. I'm just about finished. The transmission shift rod out of the original car (with the manual steering system) seems to be incorrect for the power rack and pinion system that I installed. It interferes with the rack, and I cannot shift. The Victoria old parts dealer cannot...
  2. '86 Cabrio manual to power steering conversion

    RABBIT OWNERS CLUB
    Has anyone done a Cabrio steering system from Manual to power? I am almost finished this complex job, and have one more item... The shifting rod from the manual system will not fit on the power system, as part of the rack gets in the way, so I need the proper shift rod. I am in contact with...
  3. help with inherited project

    Beetle Owners Club
    hi everyone, my brother had a 74 beetle convertable which was a project he was in the middle of doing unfortunatly he passed away from cancer before it could be completed.his kids cant complete the work.just wondering if anyone could give us some advice on the best options for the car.it has...
  4. fuel tank sender or instrument cluster voltage regulator?

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I get the correct "full" reading for my fuel gauge when I have finished filling the tank with fuel on my gas 1981 pickup. After I've driven long enough to burn a couple of gallons, the fuel gauge reads empty---the needle goes "limp." sender or panel voltage regulator? anyone got a hint?
  5. Wheel spacing trouble

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hey guys- I have a funky problem and I don't know what I'm missing. So I have a 79 diesel. I put some Porsche phone dials on it. They have spacers front and back. I also completely rebuilt the brakes including new rotors up front. I noticed when I was finished that the passenger front wheel is...
  6. My "B" pillars look dull and dingy.

    MK1 Rabbit Body
    My B-and A pillars look like garbage, dull not shiny. I didn't want to use a Back to black, or paint on them so I reverted. From this: To this: How did I do that. Simple. Elbow Grease and the proper cleaners. I started with water and wet or dry 2000 grit. I Sanded the pillar until it...
  7. Carb conversation on my rabbit pickup

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    My 82 rabbit has an 85 gti motor in it and I have had nothing but problems with the stupid fuel injection so I got the weber carb conversation kit. My question is do I need to change the distributor that is on it or can I work with what I have and how? I finished the install and now have no...
  8. Rabbit Auto to manual? Worth it?

    MKV How-to's and DIY's
    I've looked around a bit but all of the links I've found were old and missing pieces or had advice that was relevant at the time of the rabbit's release. I was just wondering if anyone has successfully done it and if it would be worth it to do it to an 08 rabbit with 107k on it or if I should...
  9. Darwin Road Trip

    Volkswagen Tiguan Photo Gallery
    Just finished a road trip to Darwin. My 2012 132TSi Tiguan Pacific performed beautifully throughout the entire 6,200 km. The Tig was fully loaded with camping gear, food clothes etc. with a Yakima SkyBox 16s mounted on Prorack S-Wing roof bars. These produced negligible wind noise even when...
  10. Getting out of the Rabbit Business

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Tried to post in the for sale area but dont know if it worked. To many unfinished projects. And 5 cars/ 1 truck and 3 motorcycles. Lots of new parts. Twocams http://medford.craigslist.org/cto/4997927739.html Please feel free to move this post if not in right location
  11. 1962 CREW CAB SPLIT for sale..

    Air-cooled Owners Club
    Hi, I am new to this Forum, so please excuse me if there is any reason I cannot sell a vehicle on here. I am currently restoring a 1962 crew cab split with safari window and would like to sell it once I have finished. Does anybody know how much one would go for? Many thanks
  12. Golf 1.6 se done the head gasket now won't start

    Golf MK4 / 1999-2002
    Hi people I have just finished doing the head gasket double checked the timing marks and all elec connections conected. Pretty sure all the ht leads are on the right plugs due to being different lengths shortest closest ect the only thing that I could think is there is a what I think is an earth...
  13. Adjustment after Injection Pump Rebuild

    MK1 Rabbit Engine
    Are there any adjustments needed to be made to the IP after a finished rebuild? Believe its IP timing The sprocket position with the locking pin in perfect only fires the engine a couple times. I severely overlooked this because of lack of full understanding. I eyed it best I could &...
  14. GotThose Hardened Tubes of RTV Blues?How many times have you bought a tube of RTV ...

    MK1 Rabbit Body
    How many times have you bought a tube of RTV to use it, then cap it and leave it in a drawer for 2 weeks to 2 months before you need it again.. The pain, The heartache, when you uncap it again to find a Plug has formed…. You have to dig it out, puncture it again or poke a hole in the bottom of...
  15. want to buy compression gage 1.5 diesel

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    im going thru the paces and need a compression test gage..my 79 rabbit has some blow buy..im trying to talk my self out of valve job..ck compression ,,,then do a top engine cleaner.." to clean up maybe stuck rings????and reduce the blobuy...hope some one is finished with theirs and would like...
  16. Fuel Accumulator problems

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    So far I've done a lot of work on this rabbit and just finished up the motor mounts (accompanied by about a week and a half of straight profanity). Now I need some help on the fuel accumulator. It appears to be leaking. Has anyone bypassed their accumulator? Is that an option. It's on a 1.7 L...
  17. 1981 mk1 polo unfinished project for sale...

    Polo Owners Club
    1981 Mk 1 Polo finished in a Pea Green. Everything included apart from seats Bodywork is immaculate, and I mean immaculate! just needs putting back together. I have a folder of mots from previous owners. Engine has done 66,575 k and Ran perfectly before the car was stripped for painting...
  18. Drive axles

    MK1 Rabbit Transmission
    Just finished replacing struts, drive axles, ball joints and tie rods on the 1980 diesel rabbit. Started it up this morning put it in gear to back out of the driveway and she wouldn't move! Tried both reverse and 1st and 2nd gears, it feels like the brake is on when I begin to let the clutch out...
  19. Thoughts on this side skirt

    MKV Mods and Installs
    http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=220882205956 Hi guys, I have a votex front lip for my 09 rabbit and now I'm looking to get the side skirt. I was wondering if anyone has bought this one off ebay. How does it look finished ? It's a decent price and seems to look okay ... What do you guys think ...
  20. rodents eating insulation under hood - anyone else?

    Routan Owners Club
    I just finished a $2500 repair due to a mouse that got under my hood and ate through the wire harness. I went 1 week and it (the mouse) is back - Not to mention that the entire yard has been professionally baited. Is this happening to anyone else? Also, wondering if it is reasonable to ask...
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