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  1. W8 Engine/Phaser question...

    Passat Owners Club
    Hey there, I'm new to VW, but am 52 and a Mechanic/Shop owner for ever. I'd like to post some pics on here of the teardown etc... because I've received a really nice car, in trade for a 280k Accord, so he could get a job. He couldn't afford a timing job on his low mile 03 Passat Sedan W8. I'm...
  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. Low oil pressure stop engine

    CC Owners Club
    Hi all. I need some help. I have a 2010 CC sport 2.0T. A light came on for about 3-5 seconds flashing and beeping and it read something along the lines of low oil pressure, stop engine. I cut off the engine since I was at a red light then turned it right back on. At no point did the engine ever...
  4. 2017 Engine Splash Pan

    VW Tiguan Technical
    Hi everyone, new to the forum from Newnan, GA USA. We have a 2017 Tiguan Limited 2.0 TSI that's due for an oil change. I need to know how to detach the plastic belly pan(splash pan?) under the engine to access the oil pan drain plug? I see the 2 T45 bolts and removed the 9 or so T20 screws...
  5. Share your roadside (mis)adventures!

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    WELL the drive home today had it's own adventure. NOT with the Lemon Snowball made famous by its own thread...dragging my feet with finishing repairs on that thing...but with the 84. Got half way back...heard a squeal and looked in rearview to see a cloud of smoke pouring out behind me. Pulled...
  6. HELP!!! Need shop recommendation for rusty floor panels VW Rabbit 77 bay area!!!!!

    SouthWest: Calif., Ariz., N.Mex, Colo., Nev., Utah
    Hey guys, I am new in this forum. I just bought a vw rabbit 77 and I just noticed that both of my front floor panels are badly rusted​, I have seen some threads of people doing the job themselves but unfortunately I don't have the space. Can anyone recommend a reliable and affordable shop or...
  7. Water leak, spare wheel location

    Golf MK6 / 2009 -2014
    Hi, I have a 2009 Golf where birds can take a bath where the spare wheel is when it's raining. I have removed rear bumper and lights, but cannot find any signs of water entry. The water is clean, 99% sure it is rainwater. Has anyone had similar issues? Is it a known problem?
  8. Bad lowering!

    Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Suspension
    Hi all, Looking for advice for improving my wife's Golf. She has a 2011 1.6TDi Bluemotion. When we bought the car, it was already lowered. But it seems that rather than do a proper job, the previous owner just put lowering springs on the original shocks. It therefore is rather harsh over rough...
  9. No Start Problems

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have a 1980 Rabbit 1.5 Diesel. The other day, after idling in my driveway for about an hour, I backed it up about 10 feet, then shut it off. I got out of the car and realized I still needed to back up further, but when I tried to start it up again (less than 15 seconds later) it wouldn't...
  10. clutch issue looking for advice

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hello, got an 81 diesel rabbit pickup. Two years ago I put in a new clutch kit from parts place. Here is my current issue: I noticed two days ago it was getting harder to get into first gear and thinking I needed to tighten up my clutch cable(replaced same time as clutch) then yesterday it...
  11. Heater and A/C problems

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    1980 Rabbit, York compressor: Some 15-20 years ago, heater core sprang leak. Not wanting to tackle the job at that time, I used "stop leak" which seems to have actually held up since then. Some 10-15 years ago, the actuator started acting up. It works OK when it's warm but on cold days, it...
  12. IP leak, glow plugs

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have an IP on an '82 diesel truck that leaks fuel back of the cold start cable connection. Can I fix this without a major rebuild? I have the kit for the total job, but it looks like one seal is the problem. The truck runs fine while it is leaking. I put an '81 engine in and suppose I have to...
  13. 2002 jetta 1.8 limp mode? Neutral

    Jetta / Bora MK4 / 1999-2004
    I wanted a Chevy I bought this, I have had nothing but problems all have been fixable but we can not figure out why after 35 or more miles it will all the sudden pop into neutral and can only drive in 2nd gear. I then have to pull over and wait generally a half hour to 45 minutes before I can...
  14. brake fault

    Passat B5 Forums
    i have been having this issue latley mostly when its. cold outside . i know my pads and rotors are good beacuse i just did a brake job. however every once and awhile i get this message on dash. Sent from my LGLS755 using Tapatalk
  15. Heated Seat

    Passat B6 Forums
    Hello, I have a 2008 Passat Lux and the passenger heated seat quit working. Everything thing else works and drivers seat works fine. I’m capable of doing the repair myself, I just wonder how much of a job it is. I’m assuming if it was a fuse nothing would work. Thanks Greg Sent from my iPad...
  16. 91 Jetta ac condenser replacement

    Jetta MK2 / 1984-1992
    New to the forum and I figured this would be the best place to get some much needed help. This is the first repair job I've had where I didn't know where to begin. My Bentley service manual has guided me these 26 years, but when I looked for instructions on replacing the ac condenser I came...
  17. 1.9 from Germany - is it an AAZ?

    MK1 Rabbit Engine
    Got a VW diesel pickup and it has a 1.9 diesel engine from Germany in it. Would this be an AAZ engine? Not a turbocharged engine. I am in need of a water pump, timing belt and tensioner - since I have to replace the water pump might as well do the others as well. What else will I need to do the...
  18. Convertible top replacement

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I am new to these forums. So sorry if this is posted in the wrong spot. My wife has an 87 Cabriolet. It’s built on the MK1 platform, so most things that fit a Rabbit, work with her car. In fact we call it the Rabbit. It needs a new convertible top. I have purchased a top that looks high...
  19. Not your average brake job

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hello all- I wanted to post some pics and info on my brake rebuild job. I bought all new hardware and seals for the rear. Removed everything and had all the internals, backing plate, stub axel bases and the drum interiors high temp teflon coated. Also had the drum exteriors powder coated red...
  20. Sprint Booster Power Converter

    GTI MK6 / 2009-2014
    Hi There, I'm new to both this forum and to owning a GTi. I've purchased a 2009 Mk6 GTi as a Japanese import. So far I'm absolutely loving it! Being a Japanese import I Don't really know much about the history of the car at all unfortunately but I can see there are a number of modification...
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