[Vwdiesel] PICTURES: My new 1986 Golf !
matt_lisa at sprynet.com
Sun Oct 31 11:38:47 EST 2004
Wow, that looks to be in pretty good shape! Good luck getting it
On Oct 31, 2004, at 9:19 AM, Mike & Coreen Smith wrote:
> OK, I know we can't post pix to the list, so I uploaded 2 pix on the
> page as I
> "park" my 78 Mini.......(look for the 2 pix of a baby blue metallic
> not original color)
> I guess they'll be there as long as it takes for the Mini people to
> me posting pix of
> NON-Minis to the site....hahahahaha.
> Yes, I also own the Mini......with another one on the way maybe !
> Mike in NB
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <LBaird119 at aol.com>
> To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 8:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] My new 1986 Golf !
>>> Stuck a battery in it, but I still have a few bugs. The
>>> advance doo-hickey is jammed. Car starts fine though, so maybe it's
>>> out slightly and then got stuck. Handle is all broke to
>>> bits so I'm betting it's an ongoing problem.
>> Cold start timing advance or cold start knob or... It connects to
>> backside of the pump so take a look down there and see what you can
>> see. Maybe the cable is kinked, maybe a gorilla pulled it out. Sound
>> like you'll be visiting a wrecking yard near you for a knob and a
>> regulator. When you set up the new knob, push it all the way in and
>> then make sure the lever on the back of the pump is pushed as far
>> foreword as it'll go, until it rests on it's stop then tighten the
>>> The blower motor is seized. (shorted or bearings seized.)
>>> a blown fuse. Put a new fuse in. Can hear the engine lug right down
> when I
>>> turn it on, but fan (wherever its located) does not spin.
>> The motor is behind the glove box, sortta, if you have A/C. A few
>> loosen that corner of the dash and it'll pry out.
>>> Heater core leaking. Car slowly fills with "mist" as engine runs.
>> As mentioned, check the VIN with the dealer and you may get that one
>> done for free. :) Otherwise, with A/C it's a little more difficult
>> dealer can do it in about a half hour so there ARE tricks to doing it
>> quickly than Bentley describes.
>>> Rear wiper........how in heck do you turn it on? Front wipers and
>>> work, and rear wash motor spins.....no fluid coming out yet.
>> Front wipers are lift for first and second gear, down for
>> for wash. Push for a blip of rear wipe, push and hold for wash.
>> tank is in the rear corner. On the Rabbit's it's not too protected so
>> get broken and brittle. I think they're identical to front ones
>> though so
>> not hard to find a replacement if you have the brackets. :)
>>> Brake line broken near rear center.
>>> etc. etc. etc.
>>> I love the ol' girl.. Only 404,000kms on it
>> Check the water separator (if it has it). It's back by the RR tire,
>> fuel pump is on a gasser. Just be gentle and don't break the knob
>> a BIG knob on a small, hollow shaft. Many get totally neglected and
>> of water.
>> Gee, don't see any with that many miles on them here. Nobody
>> drives enough miles regularly to pile them on like that. Of course
>> only ~250K miles but still not terribly common although most of mine
>> about to hit the 200K mark!
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