[Vwdiesel] Update on PickupHayden Chasteen dieseltdi at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 14 20:59:12 EST 2004
Just thought that a quick up date might be in order on my pickup. After several days of deteriorating starting, I finally had a chance to check the timing. I found that the front center hold down bolt (the one behind the pulley) had broken. I found the nut and the front half of the bolt inside the pulley just rolling around. Anyway, I had another of those bolt/bracket thingies (a very mechanical and scientific term!) so I replaced it and reset the timing to just a tad above 1.00. Starts right up now with no problems. I have also been fighting a persistent water leak in the front window. I tried all kinds of things but I finally decided that my best bet is to remove and then replace the windshield seal again. I bought another seal and a tube of butyl rubber sealant from a guy on ebay so tomorrow evening I hope to make the swap. I intend to cut through the current seal with a utility knife before trying to remove the glass. I have seen windows shattered by too hard of pushing. That being said, which part of the window do y'all (or you guys, or youse guys for that matter) so you start the installation on. I always use the soapy cord in the groove trick to set the trim inside the window but I was wondering is it best to pull in the top of the window or the bottom of the window first? Any input would be helpful. Other than that the truck is running great. I know have 4 new tires and a new alignment and it drives straight and smooth down the road. BTW I have a bunch of parts left over from my disassembly of the other pickup. Some of the things but not all of them are: set of license plate lights and holders that work, fresh air fan, fan resistor for non AC, headlight assemblies, hood release cable and the hood release/catch mechanism, both doors with fixed quarters and door glass, hood, and a bunch of other stuff. If you need something, send me an email off list and I will see if I have it. Prices will be fair (although I bet those license lights would bring a bundle on ebay!) so make a request and make an offer. Hayden Visit my website at www.home.earthlink.net/~dieseltdi Proud owner of: 2004 Passat TDI GLS, 2.0l, 16 valve, 134 HP, 247 lbs/ft of torque, Blue Graphite, Grey leather interior, now being built and on the way to me! :^) 1998 Jetta TDI (Wetterauer Chipset, 2 1/2" exhaust, K&N Filter, propane dual fuel system, 109K+ miles, and running biodiesel) 1981 Rabbit Pickup ( with a freshly rebuilt turbo engine), Will burn biodiesel and WVO with a propane injection system. One, yet to be finished, Caddy trailer (the back end of the truck that gave its life to my just completed Rabbit Pickup). And many, many, many VWs; from a 1946 Beetle (11 Beetles total), to Vans (5), Rabbits (3), Karmen Ghia (1), Jettas (5), Passat (1), Dasher (1), New Beetle (1), and Rabbit Pickups (3) most now gone but not forgotten.
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