[Vwdiesel] any leads on engines?
Doyt W. Echelberger
Doyt at NWOnline.Net
Tue May 20 16:08:10 EDT 2003
Correction, mine was 5,895 US dollars in 1988, not 5,000. (I just looked at
the title. But I got the 5 right, after 15 years.) 1988 was a long time
ago. That was a good move, and the darned thing still gets out there and
takes me anywhere I want to go. And it is so easy to fix. Nice, simple car
with no electric windows or locks, and I'm still running on the original
injector pump and fuel injectors. The tranny failed a few years after I
bought the car, but that and the xclutch have been the only big
items. Great car.
At 06:42 AM 5/20/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Wow what a story, and, $5000 for it in 1988? That's a
>deal. I bought my '85 Jetta TD in 1990 for $4650.
>(56,000 miles and used a quart of oil in 750 miles!).
>Almost same reason for selling: The owner was in the
>military and was being transferred overseas.
>About 5 months ago I bought another '85 Jetta TD, so I
>have twins now. Its riddled with problems, so I've
>been comtemplating making it a parts car. Perhaps I
>will hold off since they are so rare. It needs some
>body work too, and that I find difficult to deal with.
>It does have a sun roof, though.
>--- "Doyt W. Echelberger" <Doyt at NWOnline.Net> wrote:
> > Back in 1985, I tried to buy a new Jetta TD, and all
> > the dealers had sold
> > their single demonstrator. None were to be had.
> > I looked for two years to find a used 85 Jetta TD,
> > and jumped on the first
> > classified that showed up. It was January, 1988. I
> > raced everyone else to
> > get my cash into the hands of the seller, to close
> > the deal. The guy was
> > being transferred from his job with British
> > Petroleum, from Cleveland to
> > London, and he couldn't take his car along. He left
> > on a boat, and his wife
> > stayed behind to sell the car and house.
> > I gave her the downpayment, remainder to be
> > delivered when clear title was
> > signed over to me.
> > She went to her bank to get the title. I drove her
> > there in the Jetta and
> > sat outside, waiting for her to emerge. Half an hour
> > went by. Nobody came
> > out. Then a police cruiser pulled up beside me and
> > the officer had me get
> > out of the car and put my hands on the hood. They
> > searched me for weapons,
> > and asked why I had stolen the car.
> > I showed them the cashier's check, made out in the
> > amount of $5,000, to the
> > owner, and I explained that I was trying to buy the
> > car and had driven the
> > owner to her bank.
> > They made some radio calls, and from the other side
> > of the building the
> > woman emerged, accompanied by an FBI agent. She had
> > gotten turned around in
> > the bank and had come out on the other side of the
> > building, into a
> > mirror-image parking lot. She couldn't find her car
> > (and me) and she
> > panicked, ran back and had the teller call the FBI
> > and police, using the
> > bank's security lines. An all-points brought the law
> > in about 2 minutes,
> > and you can imagine the rest of the story. She was
> > very embarrassed. The
> > officer told me, as he left, that if I had been
> > driving the car (moving)
> > they would have shot me. Arrrggghhhh!
> > I almost paid for my 1985 Jetta TD with my life. You
> > may have to take some
> > risks to get yours. If you find one, RACE for it,
> > and buy it before the
> > other guy. Then fix whatever is wrong with it. They
> > are rare. Good luck.
> > Hope you enjoyed the story.
> > Doyt Echelberger
> > 84 Rabbit D
> > 85 Jetta TD
> > 82 Jetta D RIP
> > Ohio USA
> > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> > At 02:49 PM 5/19/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> > >Hi all,
> > >I am looking for a 1.6 or 1.9 td engine to drop
> > into my new
> > >cabriolet. I know, take a number for a td, right?
> > Well, I'm in VT.
> > >I've heard people get 1.9 td's from canada. How?
> > I've had no luck
> > >finding a good classified ad for the quebec area.
> > Any tips on
> > >locating an engine would be appreciated.
> > >Ken
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