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Old 04-25-2014, 02:33 PM   #21
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clean bird, have fun! looks like a nice platform. and as the duck goes, not present in every picture.....bet lost?
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clean bird, have fun! looks like a nice platform. and as the duck goes, not present in every picture.....bet lost?
Bet was suspended due to my frustrations with this car the past few days.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:33 AM   #23
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Is it back up and running?
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:00 AM   #24
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Is it back up and running?
Yes it is. Took me ten thousand years to get the lowest coil out because of the throttle body in the way, but I wiggled it out. You can see the difference in ICM's and which one was the old(er) one.



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Old 04-27-2014, 01:23 PM   #25
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Yes it is. Took me ten thousand years to get the lowest coil out because of the throttle body in the way, but I wiggled it out. You can see the difference in ICM's and which one was the old(er) one.
Glad to hear it. You probably could have taken the throttle body off to make things easier. I usually make that decision after 5000 years.
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Glad to hear it. You probably could have taken the throttle body off to make things easier. I usually make that decision after 5000 years.
Yeah I was deciding hard on whether or not to do that. But since the car is new to me...as is the whole fuel injection setup (my VW was carbed), I didn't want to mess with anything else just yet. Trying to understand a little bit of engine in minimal quantities for the mean time.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #27
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Bet was suspended due to my frustrations with this car the past few days.
understandable! looks like progress is underway!
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:51 AM   #28
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understandable! looks like progress is underway!
Progress is "slowly" moving. My next job is to get this leaking oil pressure sensor replaced. It keeps leaking onto my downpipe and smoking like no tomorrow. Its embarrassing when I stop at a gas station or public place. Makes my car look like cheap, unreliable junk
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The throttle body doesnt have any gas or anything going through it. Its like an air valve. Good luck with the oil pressure sensor. I know what it feels like for a problem to make your car look like junk. With my old tune, the car would stall if I let off the gas to quickly while pulling out of a parking spot. People thought I was bad at driving stick....My car is automatic.
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The throttle body doesnt have any gas or anything going through it. Its like an air valve. Good luck with the oil pressure sensor. I know what it feels like for a problem to make your car look like junk. With my old tune, the car would stall if I let off the gas to quickly while pulling out of a parking spot. People thought I was bad at driving stick....My car is automatic.
I know a little about EFI. My old VW took a minimal amount of tools to take apart. Everything was easy access too!

Yesterday while driving to my brother in laws house, I met up with a gorgeous sibling to my baby.

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Finally got a floor jack to get underneath her. Very clean for the age. Some degreaser got right down to factory fresh



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Finally got a floor jack to get underneath her. Very clean for the age. Some degreaser got right down to factory fresh



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Old 05-01-2014, 04:06 PM   #33
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Badass duck right there
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I see the duck is back. Does that mean everything is going smoothly? Whats left?
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Your first pics were fun, kind of like a where's waldo
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I see the duck is back. Does that mean everything is going smoothly? Whats left?
So far so good. Really have to get her in for inspection as she hasn't seen one since 2012 (only because she sat for some time). New plugs and a full set of fluid changes to really cap it off. Will find out more as time progresses and I really get into it.
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It seems like you should pass inspection pretty easily assuming you dont have any warning lights on.
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It seems like you should pass inspection pretty easily assuming you dont have any warning lights on.
I hope so. See, Ive never officially owned a car that's American while in the states. Most of my "driving career" was when I was stationed in the UK, then I brought back a 30 year old UK Spec VW, which means very little was even looked at for it to pass. So Im kind of worried. Mostly emissions because the car seems to run a little rough until its driven around a bit
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Drive it around until its warm and then take it to an inspection station. Ive also read that catalytic converters work better once the car is at operating temperature, but I dont know how true that is.
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Sorry for the delays. Decided on giving the bay a spruce up and investigation on one of my RARE days off.

Found DICE in hood hinge area
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Contemplating what to do with this mess. Took me a few days to realize this is what the sub box that was custom to this car was powered by. Might rip it out and start new....if at all really
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Cleaned the head light bumpers/covers
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And went f*cking nuts with some WD-40 and my strut towers that look like they came out of the Oklahoma Dustbowl
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