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by PDX Cabby
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: General Car Work
Topic: The past week in Car repair
Replies: 954
Views: 125472

Re: The past week in Car repiar

thats right... i think the next job will be getting rid of all the useless crap under the hood, especially since i'm running non-lamda...
by PDX Cabby
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: General Car Work
Topic: Synthetic Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4701

Re: Synthetic Oil

Yes and Yes
It works great, but I still stick with Mobile1, especially when I can get it for $4.50 a quart.

I generally think all high end synthetics are going to be very similar. These guys tested both Mobile1 and Amsoil in their LS1 Camero. http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/stor ... -life.html
by PDX Cabby
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: General Car Work
Topic: The past week in Car repair
Replies: 954
Views: 125472

Re: The past week in Car repiar

ITS ALIVE!!!! for the first time in 3 years or so, I've heard the Cabby rumble! Rebuilt the VWMS fuel distributor this morning, got a good spray pattern on the injectors, and she fired up in about 3 cranks. I still need to set the time, and I found a bit of a coolant leak. The old school Rabbit Hut...
by PDX Cabby
Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: WTF!!!???
Topic: I lke this
Replies: 5
Views: 2058

Re: I lke this

I like what you're thinking Kamz
by PDX Cabby
Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head gasket info
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Head gasket info

yeah, after ~9.5:1 you do want to run a knock sensor or up the octane.
by PDX Cabby
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic/Open Forum
Topic: Wow
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: Wow

It's gone pretty well. I've learned that my parts organization (ie none) does have a statute of limitations. I've had to make a couple runs to the wrecking yard for missing bolts (intake manifold), and bought a second set of steering rack bushings after I couldn't find the first ones that were sitti...
by PDX Cabby
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head gasket info
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Head gasket info

that sounds odd...

but, in any case, same headgasket for all 8v Mk1's.

If you're looking for maybe a bit more oomph, Autotech has a thinner gasket that'll bump your compression ratio a bit. it's an easy bolt on 10hp
by PDX Cabby
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic/Open Forum
Topic: Wow
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: Wow

just gotta put the freshened/milled head on, decide between the stock euro downpipe or the TT euro downs (i've got both), rebuild the CV joint I busted... and i'm back on the road. then i might start thinking about a bigger cam..... I've got the head milled .040", and, in addition to the Autotech he...
by PDX Cabby
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: curious what weight oils everyone puts in their bunnies..
Replies: 12
Views: 3470

Re: curious what weight oils everyone puts in their bunnies.

how you drive it also says what oil you should use. my cabby has been on 15w50 Mobile 1 with Bosch or Mahle filters... I also drive it pretty hard.
by PDX Cabby
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic/Open Forum
Topic: Wow
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Wow

Good to see TRF is still around! :beer:

Most may not remember me, but for those that might, yes, I still have the same Cabby. She's been in my garage, in pieces for a few years, and I'm just a couple weekends away of getting her back together. Recon I might stop by a bit more often...
by PDX Cabby
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 85 Cabriolet Stuttering Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 3665

i've been hiding from the internets for awhile

Gull - good call on the vacuum leaks!
by PDX Cabby
Sat May 26, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 85 Cabriolet Stuttering Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 3665

just run a full tank of good clean gas (Chevron - duh), then do all the routine maintainance - filters, oil, plugs & wires, timing belt. then see what happens...
by PDX Cabby
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

well
if you have a bushing already installed, go with it
i can only recall a single time that i know of someone that didn't have that bushing, and yeah, gave the car some mad starting issues
but for the most part, they don't fail and need replacement
by PDX Cabby
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

in all honestly, I've never bothered

...ever...
by PDX Cabby
Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: General Car Work
Topic: Cheap arsed rear cable DIY
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

with your setup, nearly any length of cable would work... just wrap a tape measure around the car and add a foot or so. length adjustment could be made while you're securing everything...