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General questions on 82 4000s
- To: 'Quattro' <email@example.com>
- Subject: General questions on 82 4000s
- From: Stott Hare <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 15:14:00 EST
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- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
As the new owner of a 4000s, I hope that you'll pardon these non-q
questions... but first some background.
I purchased this car on Friday from a fellow quattro lister. The body
and interior are in _very_ good shape for an 82. The usual cracked dash and
about three or four minor rust spots. It was advertised as a no-start with
a few possible mechanical problems and leaking valve stem seals. Many of
the mechanical problems didn't actually exist, and the car started with a
jump. A steal really. Not quite a ur-Q for $100, but I'm happy.
So, now the questions. After a brief inspection, oil and tranny fluid
change, I took the car round trip from Concord NH to Rochester NY for a
-albeit long- shake down run. (I did take a shorter one first.) Things I
have noticed that actually cause concern mostly involve the engine. The 1.7
4cyl that came with these cars have a 3.5 qt. oil capacity. I noticed the
oil light coming on briefly several times.
* Hard right turns and bumps that put your stomach in your throat would
trip the light. No problem typical oil starvation due to lack of baffling.
* If I was in fifth gear, about 2200 RPM and trying to accelerate, the
light would begin to come on. Dim at first with a little/quiet buzzer
growing brighter/louder if I continued without downshifting. This scenario
holds for other gears.
So right now I'm wondering if my oil pump isn't up to snuff, if I have
blockage in the engine, or if the leaking valve stem seals could cause these
Are there any options (diff. oil pan etc.) to increase my oil capacity?
Any thoughts/comments would be greatly appreciated.
Afterthought: I have an '84 1.8l GTI (JH) motor waiting to be rebuilt. I
have thought about replacing the 1.7 this summer... thoughts on this swap.