[Vwdiesel] PICTURES: My new 1986 Golf !

Matt 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 
> same
> page as I
> "park" my 78 Mini.......(look for the 2 pix of a baby blue metallic 
> Golf,
> not original color)
> http://www.minipark.net/html/car-3799.html
> I guess they'll be there as long as it takes for the Mini people to 
> "catch"
> 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 
>>> choke/injector
>>> advance doo-hickey is jammed.  Car starts fine though, so maybe it's
> pulled
>>> 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 
>> the
>> 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 
>> window
>> 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 
>> lock
> bolt.
>>> The blower motor is seized.  (shorted or bearings seized.)  
>>> Previously
> found
>>> 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
> bolts,
>> 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 
>> but
> the
>> dealer can do it in about a half hour so there ARE tricks to doing it 
>> more
>> quickly than Bentley describes.
>>> Rear wiper........how in heck do you turn it on?  Front wipers and 
>>> wash
>>> work, and rear wash motor spins.....no fluid coming out yet.
>>   Front wipers are lift for first and second gear, down for 
>> intermittent.
>> Pull
>> for wash.  Push for a blip of rear wipe, push and hold for wash.  
>> Washer
>> tank is in the rear corner. On the Rabbit's it's not too protected so 
>> they
>> 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,
> where
>> the
>> fuel pump is on a gasser.  Just be gentle and don't break the knob 
>> off.
> It's
>> a BIG knob on a small, hollow shaft.  Many get totally neglected and 
>> are
> full
>> of water.
>>     Gee, don't see any with that many miles on them here.  Nobody 
>> really
>> drives enough miles regularly to pile them on like that.  Of course 
>> that's
>> only ~250K miles but still not terribly common although most of mine 
>> are
>> about to hit the 200K mark!
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