[Vwdiesel] TD engine found - $200, unknown condition

Michael Hitchings mhitchings at yahoo.com
Fri May 30 06:21:43 EDT 2003

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Hey gang,

For a few weeks I have been driving by a local auto body shop that has a mi=
d-80's Jetta sitting outside the fence. It has light front and rear damage.=
 I though, with my luck it will be a gasser. Well, I stopped the other day =
and lifted the hood to find what appears to be a pretty nice TD. I am not p=
ositive of the year of the car, but I'm pretty sure it's a 1.6TD engine and=
 not the 1.9TD. The 1.9 would be ideal, but I would only be so lucky.

Anywho, I went and asked the Mgr. of the shop about it and after making a c=
ouple calls, he said if I pull it, everything under the hood is mine for "a=
 couple hundred bucks." I told him I would see if I could swing the finance=
s and would be back in a week. He said he would try to hold it for me, but =
since nobody has asked about it in a few months, he doens't see it going an=
ywhere anytime soon.

So, my question is, should I go for it? I'm going to go back and see if I c=
an start it on Saturday, or at least see if it may turn over. I will check =
the rad for oil and dipstick for metal parts before I do, but even if it's =
toast, the parts off it could net me more than $200 right? eBay is a great =
venue for that type of thing.

I'm also going to try to pull the gauge cluster if I can. Any known tricks =
with that? Remember it's an A2 Jetta. Is there any comptuer stuff I need to=
 pull as well?  Will this thing easily go into my '82 Rabbit?  Any imput is=

Thanks gang.


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