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  1. 78 American Rabbit resto-mod

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hi! Within the next week I'm starting a restomod project on a 1978 american mk1 (you guys already knew that it's from 1978 for godsakes) and everything in the car works except the interior and exterior are pretty rough I'll be replacing almost the whole interior and trying to get it to look as...
  2. Ammeter

    MK1 Rabbit Electrical
    Can't remember if I posted this question before and I'm not able to find any threads. Sorry if this a repeat. My ammeter (dash light) on my 1982 VW Rabbit pickup stays on flickering or change in brightness with engine revving. Volt meter showed a charging voltage of 14 volts...
  3. Verifying torque specs for water pump on Gen. 1 Tiguan

    I have changed the water pump twice before on the Tiguan and cannot remember the torques specs for the 5 bolts to the block. Have the sequence but cannot find where I have written it down. I have found online in the audi workshop manual the spec being 9 nm (6.63 ft. lbs) which seems low to me...
  4. QUESTION Ignition key programming procedure?

    Ask A Volkswagen TECH - Hosted by Nitroscope8
    I’m looking at maybe buying a 2006 Beetle Convertible from a private seller. The craigslist ad says the key needs to be programmed, and the engine won’t turn over. Would vag com allow me to program a new key, or am I stuck going to a locksmith or dealership? My research so far suggests the...
  5. rear light ground

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I don't even want to describe my wiring situation but if somebody could tell me where all the rear lights are supposed to be grounded to I would appreciate it. My caddy 's was wired to be pulled behind an rv and not well.
  6. Mystery Part

    Beetle Owners Club
    Hello everyone! I'm currently restoring a 73 standard beetle. I'm pitting the car back together and came across this part and have no idea where it goes. I sand blasted and painted the part about a year ago but can't remember where it goes. I'm hoping someone can help me with this. Thanks!
  7. What temperature (K) are DS1 bulbs on a 2014 CC?

    CC Owners Club
    Hello everyone. Does anyone know what K OEM DS1 bulbs in a 2014 CC, I remember reading somewhere that it was 4000K, but I am not totally sure! Peter
  8. New alternator

    MK1 Rabbit Electrical
    I replaced my Bosch al113m with an al113mx. The new one did not come with clip to hold electrical connection in and old clip is too big. Should I try and make a clip or they stay in we’ll enough? And is the max alternator ok or should I have rebuilt my original one? Thanks for info. It’s an...
  9. Heater core flush procedure?

    My '81 Caddy needs to have the heater core flushed- it's never been done since it was made. The heat output is ok...not great...but I'd like to flush the core. (the truck already has a new water pump and thermostat). I'll be using water. Which of the heater hoses should the garden hose water...
  10. 79 coal burner with a/c

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    so we blew a head gasket and now that is fixed, but I just don't remember nor does my son who took it apart where the two wires from the a/c compressor plug back into ? it used to work and blow cold, now we get nothing, the wires are about 6 inch long and connect to another 8 inch section and...
  11. please help with my 1.8t

    Golf MK4 / 1999-2002
    Hi guys, my 1.8t is being a nightmare again, it struggles to start, when it drives there is no boost (Boost gauge read vacuum but no boost at all) even if you really rev it theres no boost, ive changed pipes near inlet manifold incase of leaks, I did notice one of the pipes going into the rocker...
  12. Rabbit roof rack for sale

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Have had a metal roof rack in my possession for years. Don't remember how I obtained it but it turns out it is for the vintage, flat roof, VW Rabbit body type. It is all there, not bent and finish is in fair condition. Anyone have need?
  13. 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?
  14. Valve cover stripped bolts

    MK1 Rabbit Engine
    My 1.9 aaz mtr has one of the bolt holes for the valve cover on the head stripped out. What have others done to fix this.
  15. Engine code: P0170 Questions

    Golf MK4 / 1999-2002
    Hi anyone and everyone, I have this engine code of P0170. I've looked a lot online about possible solutions but my question is that the connector that leads to the MAF sensor has some cracked and broken plastic pieces within the connector itself. I remember back in the day on my integra that the...
  16. Fuel additive. Truth or myth?

    CC Owners Club
    Can't remember ever using the kind you pour into the gas tank. If you have, how efficient are they on a 2012 CC 2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed? Thanks for the feedback.
  17. Remember the never-seize.

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Changed a leaking water pump, and I am reminded why you should take it out as an assembly. You can do it from the top of the car, no need to get under the car. Soak your old bolts with PB-Blaster....Loosen with a Impact.... I needed a bolt... so I tried to take one off my spare housing using a...
  18. History

    Air-cooled Owners Club
    Hey all, I am on a quest to find the history of my bus. It was sold at auction in the 90's from Owls Head auto auction. I know who bought it from them, but who owned it before that. The previous owner doesn't have any info to share. The museum said they don't have any records that far back...
  19. Wood Dash

    Air-cooled Owners Club
    Remember those wood or simulated wood dash inserts for 1968 to '70's standard beetle? Well, can't seem to find any resources. Does any one have some info on these? Or are they just gone now?
  20. Control Arm Bolt Torquing

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    A couple months ago I bent a control arm, so I decided to just get new ones. I was reading the procedure in the Bentley for the torque specification. It does not say to torque the bolts with the wheels on or off the ground, which is kind of important to know. I've always heard that you do it...