happy 30th rabbit!

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happy 30th rabbit!

Postby t-dubbin on Mar Tue 08, 2011 5:32 pm

1981 diesel rabbit! picked it up on saturday! planning on making it a nice daily driver/ road tripper. hopefully will start diagnosing why it wont start this weekend. ImageImageImageImageImage

not to bad for 30 years old and only that little bit of rot... and 1 dent. happy birthyear rabbit :)
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Re: happy 30th rabbit!

Postby MT-Getto on Mar Tue 08, 2011 5:44 pm

Happy birthyear!
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Re: happy 30th rabbit!

Postby YASHA7FOLD on Mar Tue 08, 2011 6:11 pm

It will be sweet daily driver. Good luck finding out why the little guy wont start. :thumbsup:
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Re: happy 30th rabbit!

Postby kompressorgolf on Mar Tue 08, 2011 6:18 pm

oof, first clean the tank of what is no doubt, dirty diesel, new fuel filter and fuel. check the injection pump for leaks, this is probably the issue, make sure the t-belt is there, and in time!
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Re: happy 30th rabbit!

Postby t-dubbin on Mar Wed 09, 2011 3:41 pm

oof?
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Re: happy 30th rabbit!

Postby kompressorgolf on Mar Wed 09, 2011 6:14 pm

read: after the oof. lots it could be.
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Re: happy 30th rabbit!

Postby t-dubbin on Mar Wed 09, 2011 10:24 pm

yes I have been doing a bunch of research. and that is where i will start. thanks! i removed the feul sender and took a peak in there and it looks like s#!t! off to wall mart tomorrow to get a drainpan and new filter. Does
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Re: happy 30th rabbit!

Postby t-dubbin on Mar Thu 10, 2011 4:29 pm

tank drained, new filter, and a bad glow plug replaced! But i cannot get all of it out i even tried tipping it with my jack but there is still a bunch of nasty looking diesel in there. Is there a good way to clean the tank?? just gotta charge the battery and then i can see what the IP is doing...
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Re: happy 30th rabbit!

Postby kompressorgolf on Mar Fri 11, 2011 11:20 am

unfortunately, the best way to do it is to drop the tank out which is pretty labor intensive, and for one drain it completely, then slosh a shit load of bb's around in the tank, they are like little scrubbing bubbles :) also when there, make sure the baffle underneath the fuel level sender is in tact, otherwise the car will cut out in right hand corners with lower fuel levels. do you have a bentley for a diesel rabbit? if not swing out, i think mine covers diesel rabbits in your year range, not positive though!
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Re: happy 30th rabbit!

Postby DieGTi on Mar Fri 11, 2011 2:37 pm

Drain tank with siphon!
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