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« on: August 17, 2007, 16:44:45 pm »

Anyone else here drive a water cooled VW (as a second car, of course)?  Got to say we've truely enjoyed our '99 Passat GLX V6...over 208,000 miles worth with hardly a hicup.  The car is on Eibach springs and Bilstien Sport shocks with the optional sport 29mm front sway bar from VW.  Tires are Michelin Pilot Exalta's 205/55 16's. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 17:02:43 pm »

Was that second picture taken in Tustin on Walnut Ave.? Looks familliar.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 17:17:46 pm »

Was that second picture taken in Tustin on Walnut Ave.? Looks familliar.

...an eye like a hawk!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 17:39:13 pm »

Just sold this, 2001 Golf(rabbit) GTi 150BHP Grin



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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 17:57:45 pm »

Damn...that's DEPRESSING!!  Sad Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 05:18:55 am »

I bought this 86 GTI, with 8 valve 1.8, two years ago while I was building the motor for my beetle. It needed a little work when I bought it, but after those things were taken care of I've had no problems. It gets great gas mileage, awesome handling, and is great for beach and fishing trips.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2007, 06:33:44 am »

Was that second picture taken in Tustin on Walnut Ave.? Looks familliar.

you make it to Monterey? How was the drive?  Grin

Yep... Drive was good. I'll tell ya the whole story after I get back. On my lap top in the hotel right now.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 14:09:19 pm »

Ugh, too many!  Here's my Rabbit:






Here's my Jetta GLI (currently blown motor):



No pics, but also drive a diesel Rabbit pickup everyday, and the wife has a 2001 Audi A4.
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007, 16:48:10 pm »

Nice GTI, Mike!  Seeing that engine reminded me of years ago cruising in Darrell Vittone's Diesel Rabbit Pick-Up.  An ugly white piece of shit with the diesel logo on the back, it had a very strong 16 valve motor mated to a close ratio five speed under the hood.  Darrell liked to get on the freeway slow...get in front of some impacient ass hole and, well you can probably guess the rest... Grin Cool
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2007, 17:27:50 pm »

Thanks, Sarge!  A 16v swap into a Rabbit is a terrific combination.  That car was my very first Volkswagen of my own, I've had it since 1994.  Of course, it was a stocker GTI then.  Cruising around with Darrel V. is cool; in addition to his Empi history, I would also call him a hero to waterpumper fans having started Techtonics Tuning.  I only use TT's exhausts on my cars!
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2007, 18:31:09 pm »

Thanks, Sarge!  A 16v swap into a Rabbit is a terrific combination.  That car was my very first Volkswagen of my own, I've had it since 1994.  Of course, it was a stocker GTI then.  Cruising around with Darrel V. is cool; in addition to his Empi history, I would also call him a hero to waterpumper fans having started Techtonics Tuning.  I only use TT's exhausts on my cars!

I feel fortunate to have spent time with DV back in the early 70's.  I was selling parts at a Porsche dealership in Riverside and Darrell used to come by for stuff for his 72 911-S.  You want to talk E-ticket rides, that Porsche was it!  The 2.4 was set up with high compression 92's (making it 2800cc's, I believe) and the trans had very close ratio (airport) gears...perfect for hot-lapping Lake Matthews at lunch time  Cool !!  We still talk...maybe one of these days we'll get him to chime in here.  Your right about Techtonics, too...all nice stuff.
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2007, 23:31:44 pm »

At the moment 2.0 TDi Goof, before I start my new job on the third and my new car arrives  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2007, 00:00:42 am »

 Hey James.....did you tell Jim Ratto your getting a new Alfa yet??
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2007, 10:00:29 am »

Not yet  Wink

I've had to order 2 as I only have them for 3 months and I don't want to be walking now do I  Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2007, 10:23:39 am »

2001 passat v6 and looking for the w8 to replace after Xmas , got to love the pissrats Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2007, 21:11:34 pm »

Here's mine. Grin
 
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2007, 19:58:36 pm »

The big truck just dumped a load of new R32's out in the parking lot this morning...pretty nice piece! 
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2007, 09:19:51 am »

I've got a manky 5-door Mk3 Golf Driver with a knackered engine as my daily. 1.8 litres of pure boredom, rattles, smoke and water leaks. I don't trust it to get to the end of the road, let alone to a race meet or VW show. Every mile counts! Cheesy
I recently bought another one (a GL or CL I think) in the same colour for 100, pirated the front doors (electric windows and mirrors), the GTI style colour coded bumpers, the towbar and the good motor, and weighed the rest in for scrap - got 73 back from the scrap man! Then weighed the catalytic converter in with another scrap metal man and got another 15, so all those bits to improve mine cost me 12! Bargain! Just got to find the time to swap the engine over - mine is well on borrowed time... Shocked Grin
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2007, 09:46:49 am »

Funny to see that the most of you drive a Volkswagen  Cheesy

Sarge, do you have a picture?
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2007, 15:40:52 pm »

Funny to see that the most of you drive a Volkswagen  Cheesy

Sarge, do you have a picture?

No camera today, Sander.  I'll try for Monday.

I've got a manky 5-door Mk3 Golf Driver with a knackered engine as my daily. 1.8 litres of pure boredom, rattles, smoke and water leaks. I don't trust it to get to the end of the road, let alone to a race meet or VW show. Every mile counts! Cheesy
I recently bought another one (a GL or CL I think) in the same colour for 100, pirated the front doors (electric windows and mirrors), the GTI style colour coded bumpers, the towbar and the good motor, and weighed the rest in for scrap - got 73 back from the scrap man! Then weighed the catalytic converter in with another scrap metal man and got another 15, so all those bits to improve mine cost me 12! Bargain! Just got to find the time to swap the engine over - mine is well on borrowed time... Shocked Grin

No worries, Neil...seems like the water cooled's last forever.  A guy at work here has a Golf with over 350,000 miles on it and it's still running with the original engine.
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2007, 15:31:20 pm »



Sarge, do you have a picture?

Here ya go...
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2007, 21:12:29 pm »

Nice car!! And what a huge brakes Shocked
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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2007, 12:53:24 pm »

No worries, Neil...seems like the water cooled's last forever.  A guy at work here has a Golf with over 350,000 miles on it and it's still running with the original engine.
My Dad's Audi A6 2.5 turbo diesel had about 170k on it - it's nearly run in now... Cheesy

Well I got the swap all done, everything in and running, and gues what - the clutch cable adjuster won't adjust, so the car is still sat in my garage and girlfriend is not happy! Just need to get a new cable now and everything should be cool! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2007, 19:07:33 pm »

My daily water-pumpers:



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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2007, 10:00:06 am »

No worries, Neil...seems like the water cooled's last forever.  A guy at work here has a Golf with over 350,000 miles on it and it's still running with the original engine.
My Dad's Audi A6 2.5 turbo diesel had about 170k on it - it's nearly run in now... Cheesy

Well I got the swap all done, everything in and running, and gues what - the clutch cable adjuster won't adjust, so the car is still sat in my garage and girlfriend is not happy! Just need to get a new cable now and everything should be cool! Roll Eyes

This car oozes evil. Everything it comes into contact with breaks! Since I started work on it my beetle has developed a misfire and a squeal from the front brakes (all just rebuilt the week before) and a lunatic in an MPV wiped the drivers front wing off it, and I can't fix anything because I've pulled a muscle in my back! Aaaargh! Angry

Looks nice with the GTi bumpers, clear indicators and smoked rear lights tho...  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2007, 20:36:02 pm »

It's finally landed in the UK  Grin

They want to deliver it to me week after next, but I'm in Egypt then  Roll Eyes

Looks like the Grande Punto Sporting stays for another week then  Shocked
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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2007, 20:52:06 pm »

81 VW Caddy with 84 GTI and 5 speed.
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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2007, 12:49:22 pm »

 Grin







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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2007, 20:10:34 pm »

WOW!!!  Looking WAY GOOD, James!!  Cool Cool Cool   ROAD TRIP!!!
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2007, 20:57:31 pm »

Cheers Sarge! Got a road trip up to Liverpool soon to watch football (soccer to you guys  Wink)

Already sorting out my next one, black with red leather  Grin
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