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by PDX Cabby
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: seat swap
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

Re: seat swap

yes. they're pretty low though
by PDX Cabby
Fri May 13, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Topless Pics
Topic: Born of Necessity.
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Born of Necessity.

Getting Rubie the Cabby running, means the wife likes having a car again, and very quickly loathes the bus. Problem is, her car is the primary vehicle, complete with bars for hauling around my fishing kayaks... now, the cabby is good to go on those nice days http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2403/57144...
by PDX Cabby
Sat May 07, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Intermittent misfire...close to being stumped, here
Replies: 9
Views: 1650

Re: Intermittent misfire...close to being stumped, here

Soak overnight in Carb Cleaner. It can do some amazing things. I'd not rush out to replace things immediately.

as a side note: I'll be in Auburn (west hill) tomorrow night through sometime monday.
by PDX Cabby
Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: WTF!!!???
Topic: 2012 Tarmet
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: 2012 Tarmet

wow
by PDX Cabby
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: General Car Work
Topic: The past week in Car repair
Replies: 954
Views: 125201

Re: The past week in Car repiar

In the past week i've learned: -my canvas top is in need of protection. It's absorbing rain, rather than repelling it. Picking up some 303 Fabric Guard tomorrow -the mk3 exhaust clamp I've been using to mate the TT euro race downpipes to the TT cat-back exhaust isn't upto the job. can't clamp down o...
by PDX Cabby
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: General Car Work
Topic: The past week in Car repair
Replies: 954
Views: 125201

Re: The past week in Car repiar

yeah, not easy. I know of a yard down here that has, last i checked, 3 dizzys. Guy at the counter said $50. Then i discovered my plug wasn't fully engaged and didn't need 'em...
by PDX Cabby
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Idle
Replies: 43
Views: 9158

Re: Strange Idle

wow, WA doesn't allow the range of RPMs that OR does then. Here they told me anywhere from 900-1200. crazy. But, of course, we don't get the rolling 25yo drop-off. As mentioned DO NOT USE BRAKE CLEANER. It's really some horrible stuff, and if there's a trace amount of argon in the air (say, welder),...
by PDX Cabby
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Idle
Replies: 43
Views: 9158

Re: Strange Idle

Don't worry about not having the plug... I've not had one since I got the gar... come to think of it, I don't think I've ever had one in any of my VWs... 1100rpm, while high, is still considered "acceptable." The the engine warm up, and start checking for vacuum leaks. A can of carb cleaner sprayed ...
by PDX Cabby
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Transmission/Drivetrain
Topic: Tranny
Replies: 5
Views: 2194

Re: Tranny

I didn't think that was always an option... I know you can put 100mm flanges on a 4K, but you have to clearance the case on a 2H. There was a seal change in 83/84...
by PDX Cabby
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Transmission/Drivetrain
Topic: Tranny
Replies: 5
Views: 2194

Re: Tranny

Yep, any 85+ Cabby, 85+ Scirocco 8v, or A2 golf/jetta 8v tranny will work and still retain the 100mm drive flanges. If you like the stubby handle, then take what you have now, cut it down to the length you desire, and re-thread. Of course, you'll need to lower your seat, and visit the chiropractor r...
by PDX Cabby
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Idle
Replies: 43
Views: 9158

Re: Strange Idle

I'd bet you're right with the timing. Turning the wheel will put an extra strain on the motor, and if the timing is off, or the vacuum leak significant, that strain can stall it
by PDX Cabby
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Topless Pics
Topic: The beginnings....
Replies: 15
Views: 3515

Re: The beginnings....

wow! now that's a lot of work!
by PDX Cabby
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bentley PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Bentley PDF

While this pertains to all sections, I'll resist cross-posting elsewhere... The Bentley Manual is ESSENTIAL if you plan on tackling any work to your cabby. Here is the Bentley Manual in PDF format. I have it all on my iPhone, which is very convenient to say the least first off is the Big file. This ...
by PDX Cabby
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Idle
Replies: 43
Views: 9158

Re: Strange Idle

oh... when sitting still... ignore the whole gas tank and fuel pump stuff... Does your car have power steering? There are a number of different things that control idle speed and its important to have a dwell meter, timing light, and, in an ideal world, a fuel pressure gauge. Idle speed is controlle...
by PDX Cabby
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New cabby owner in GA
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: New cabby owner in GA

All black cabby with snowflakes and euro bumps... nnniiiccceee classic combo! Great looking car imho