Okay, we're getting somewhere now.
Those are usually mounted on the firewall to prevent water splash.
Dodge Colts and Horizons were the first ones from a Dealer that had Factory Turbo, Seen quite a few in the Yards over the years. Euro versions of the Golf had a wide variety of engines/fuel that were never offered in the US I have seen Carbs on Caddys up to 93 in the UK forums, as well as different engine management.functioning glow plugs are probably the first confirmation needed---I've had good luck using a vacuum pump at the hose exiting the fuel pump to remove air from the system---unless I'm wrong, going from gas to diesel would be a lot easier conversion--the conversion from fuel injection to carburetor could be expensive--to convert to gas fuel injection from diesel would seem extremely difficult, for me, anyway--Dodge Colts and Plymouth Horizons (1980-81?) had a 1.7 VW engine that was carbureted, otherwise you're looking at a conversion kit from fuel injection to carburetor; a new intake manifold and carburetor for about $500 on Ebay---fuel injection is standard on rabbits when they're gas
I too had the engine that would blow a head gasket regularly about every 6months, and I got really good and quick at changing it. If I knew now what I didn't know then I would of changed over to ARP racing studs as they bite tighter in the block and probably only had to do it once... But even when I sold it back in 2000 I was still getting 45 MPG @ 330K miles.The diesel was running pretty well until the headgasket went but it also had over 250k. It hasn't really been expensive, I haven't spent more than 500 including the engine, transmission, intake, and carb. The little stuff like hose and mounts and stuff adds up, but it's a little to turn back now. ��
The axles and alternator are back on. Radiator is next. Waiting on plug wires and some more little stuff, but I should be able finish the wiring and hopefully start it by the end of the month.
When I changed both of my Cabbies Struts for the first time @ 120K on each, they still had the oil filled OEM Struts....The rears were so bad that my tires were cuffing from bouncing up and down....Feeling like I really ought to completely clean out my tank. I pumped a lot of diesel out, but I know it sat a couple times and it might just be good overall. Gonna look up the process to drop it and go from there.
I put some struts on from some used parts I got from someone and they are in much better shape so that's figured out at least for a while. The car may have been on the original ones (275k) and these were maybe 10 (or so) years old. Still soft, but at least something is catching the rebound.