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  1. Heads up on Alternator replacements.

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    My LLW Alternator that I replaced just had a semi-failure. The Case screws that hold the body together had a strippage from the re-builder. One of the Case screws backed out due to strippage and started to hit the Alternator fan. A 4.5mm Nut wasn't replaced on the screw on the back, so I added 3...
  2. Front sway bar install?

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have a front sway bar for my 81caddy but want to make sure I install it correctly. Does any one have any photos or information on installation? Is there a hole missing in my control arms for it to bolt on. Again any information would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou.
  3. Brake Line Grommet cut.

    MK1 Rabbit Body
    Brake line grommet. How many of you like me have had to work on brakes or struts and when removing the brake line from the Strut you noticed that the Grommet was cut. Well you can Irish engineer it to be reused, Lots of duct tape involved or better yet replace it. The grommet part number is...
  4. Got tired of kids wobbling my Ciggie Lighter with USB convertors

    MK1 Rabbit Electrical
    Got tired of all my Aux Jacks in my Cars, and Vans, getting wobbled out because of ill fitting usb pervertors....didn't matter which type, you had t wiggle them to get connectivity. I ordered a few of these, waterproof fast charge dual port USB connectors. I Pried out my Ashtray with a flat...
  5. Alternator Tune up (Bosch 2 wire)

    MK1 Rabbit Electrical
    My Alternator Regulator decided to go out yesterday. So I checked to see that I had the 12V Battery on the main lead. I had 11.5 on the Exciter lead…. So that left the Regulator as the issue as the Battery light worked fine to tell me it decided to depart the earth. I removed the Negative, and...
  6. How to extend your Engine mount life.

    MK1 Rabbit Engine
    When you mount goes, your engine drops, and can cause shifting issues. To prevent this and add a little life to your mounts here's a tip. A mount that has about 60K on it. It is dead, and in my youth running Diesel I found that if I inserted a 1/4 inch drive socket 6-7 mm worked well as it...
  7. Happy Veterans Day, Thank you for your service.

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
  8. 92 Cabriolet (Atlanta Area) For sale.

    Private Party Car 'For Sale' Classifieds
    Need to thin the herd. List of things.... New Waterpump, and belts New Rear Brakes and Cylinders New Pads on front Top 4 year old all 3 layers Struts/shocks 4 years old Timing belt 10K on it. a/c cut out TT tuning dual stainless...
  9. A Turkey Baster isn't just for the kitchen.

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Who would have thought that the Turkey Baster wasn't designed for just the Kitchen. I have found it useful for some of the following chores. Removing Fluid from the Expansion Jug prior to a sensor removal. Removing fluid from the Sensor outlet on Digifants. Removing Brake Fluid from the res...
  10. Photobucket issues?

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Since I have been paying Pbucket for years for the increased bandwidth for linking. It appears that they have instituted a new "Terms of Service" that is causing me and a few other million users some grief. I will be porting all my images to a new service and discontinuing my association with...
  11. Help my trunk button seal is leaking or broken.

    MK1 Rabbit Body
    Well if you have had a Trunk Button seal break, you can fix it a couple of ways to wait till you get your new seal, or forever. Or as on my Cabriolet.... I use it as a temp fix. I have also been known to use the Cabriolet mirror rubber gaiter in a pinch. What I have done in the past to repair...
  12. Missing bolts on front of AC compressor making it squeal

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Looking for help to identify the part and where to find it. I've attached a pic of the part I need first and where it's missing on mine second
  13. Acetone, Paint Thinner, Kerosene

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    What is best for removing grease from an CV joint. I've used kerosene and feel there might be something better. Turpentine?
  14. All Types 2017 Bodelwyddan North wales

    Air-cooled Owners Club
    Re:- ALL TYPES VW SHOW – Sunday 21st May at Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales. The All Types VW Show now in its 19th year is to be held in the scenic surroundings of Bodelwyddan Castle, Bodelwyddan, North Wales. Now one of the largest Volkswagen, Audi, Seat enthusiasts shows in the North West...
  15. Interesting 81 Rabbit Seat Mod

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I found out why I had to remove the headliner in Rabbit truck to gain some headroom. Previous owner must have been vertically challenged. Im 6'4 and thinking I gotta get rid of this thing, when I removed seats for some cleaning and discovered this 'splice'. This is one bit of enginuity that...
  16. Part Identification

    MK1 Rabbit Engine
    I need help identifying this part. Several months ago, I removed a Bosch VE injector pump from my '82 Rabbit pickup and sent it to Giles for an upgrade. It's back and as I started to re-install the pump, I came across this "bracket" in among the hardware I saved. I have no idea what this is or...
  17. How to remove Cabriolet Rear Hatch Lock Cylinder.

    MK1 Rabbit Body
    Remove the cover over the lock assembly. Remove Latch arm out of the lock Remove the 2 Phillips screws Remove the lock assembly, and take care of the seal. On the back of the latch there is a Pin. Force this pin out a wee bit to the outside. Push the lock up, this will allow you to...
  18. Why is it raining on my feet, I just changed the antenna.....

    MK1 Rabbit Body
    Why is it Still raining on my Feet? If you install a new antenna on your car, be sure that you make a drip stop loop on the coax cable. Do not make it a direct line for water migration... If you don't have a grommet, you can cut a new one in half and work it in place then a little RTV. Or RTV...
  19. Rusted truck bed problems and temporary fix

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    So I was getting diesel fuel today and noticed it was pouring onto the ground. Turns out the bracket that the top of the passenger side shock is bolted to broke its welds and fell down onto the 1"5/8" hose pipe which connects the fill to the fuel tank and wore a hole in the top causing it to...
  20. Timing Belt

    MK1 Rabbit Engine
    Just got this in the mail today. Does this edge look normal? Or should the entire belt look like this?