[Vwdiesel] Rabbit droppings # 189 ---( Why -oh why --DIY ? )H . Hagar. h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon Aug 22 11:57:02 EDT 2005
WHY ? do Haggard go DIY ---like a maniac ? ---Frankly my dear I don't know. ---to prove something ? nah --to save money ? Ja ein bishen ---- the most important reason --I like to do it - is FUN.---- and you will never NEVER run out of new tricks to learn. How did I get started ? --- an Uncle Helmuth Oerum --got me started in about 1935 -----and here I am.----2005. ---Started with a crystal set (DIY) now ? I got about 10 satellite receivers (none DIY)---------so how do I summarize ? --- I started with paper airplanes and Now I own a registered airplane (DIY) CF-PGH. and CF-ZVB ( not DIY )--- I started with a pair of roller skates and NOW ? I drive a RABBIT. diesel turbo.---sweet Bunny Bondo.--Hitler would be proud as a peacock if he was alive. That is by far the best VW design of ALL time --underline VOLKS. ---this is NO luxus vehicle --this is the finest ALL around vehicle. with four seats and four doors. (5?) ---mile for mile dollar for dollar a DIY dream. Front struts ? ---piece of Apple Pie --IMHO ---NO spring compressor needed. (1980 Rabbits)- ---------I remove complete strut . Then pry end of spring over edge of lover spring plate - Then simply unscrew spring . Then assembly with NO spring ? just clamp cylinder rod in vice and unscrew nut with a socket and breaker bar. To tighten nut after installation ? do not use impact is my advice. ring spanner (box end?) and Allen wrench is all that you need. ---On ALL threads and so on use LOTS of Never Zeese marine grade. Then 20 years from now you will never need an impact driver. Anyway the members I try to help ?--Ja --usually do not own an impact wrench. Do not forget to take Ball bearing apart and inspect --and lubricate. Never Seeze is good there. or dry moly.----then later every year dump a beercap of good oil right on top of nut --it will find its own way to the balls. Your friendly STEALERSHIP will NOT sell you a thrust bearing ---BUT they are available from a commercial bearing shop.They do not wear out (usually) they RUST..--oil needed. About my Medical Sinkhole ? --the reason I mentioned it in this forum goes like this : I go to hospital for tests ---on the way out a Gestapo guy wants my Drivers License. --NO more skylarking with my sweetheart Bunny Bondo.---you understand now ?.----WHAT the hell would I do then ? -- rot in the Old Volks Home ?---too terrible to even contemplate. Hagar. still the feisty old fart PS : Eileen Collins commander what a girl. more on her later.
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