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1987 VolksWagen Golf Distributor Problem

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Question From Shakey12 on 1987 VolksWagen Golf Distributor Problem

DISTRIBUTOR

Here is a picture of the Distributor in my WolksWagen Golf (1987)

Can anyone tell me where to fit the Rotor Arm onto this, or is there anything missing from it ?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer



Just searched out a rotor for this and for both gasoline engines available it looked like the one above? The organge item in your pic look like the it's a rotor for that distributor. Don't know for sure but that could be a cap and rotor combo that was or is used together for perhaps models not sold in the US or some hi-performance set up for the original. Hard to say why it looks like that - perhpaps take your in to parts store and match it up??

T

ENGINE

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Question From LOWS on ENGINE

I HAVE JUST INSTALLED ANOTHER MOTOR IN MY 1971 VOLKSWAGEN CONVERTIBLE AND NOW IT WONT MOVE

Response From zmame

Hmm... sounds like muffler bearings to me .. ohh sorry I ment .. IT SOUNDS LIKE MUFFLER BEARINGS TO ME!

Response From Discretesignals

There is actually such thing as a muffler bearing and this picture proves that. The special tool to remove them is J tool 547-135 muffler tweezers.


Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

I had to save that one..................LOL

Response From zmame

Nice!.. like how clean the gloves are too.

Response From Mr.scotty

Need more info.
I'm a big aircooled VW nut so I think I'll be some help to you.

Response From Discretesignals

That sucks.

Do you have a question? If so, could you provide a little more information?

05 VW Brake pads.

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Question From jayceevee24 on 05 VW Brake pads.

2005 Volkswagen Passat All-wheel drive Wagon 2.8 L V-6 70,000 miles. Can I just replace the brake pads ($175 at local mechanic), or do I have to replace the rotors too, as Volkswagen suggests ($1,000 at VW)? Pads are thin.

Response From Hammer Time

It needs to be inspected to answer that question but it's pretty standard for VWs to replace rotors with pads. They are engineered with softer metal for better friction and braking but that causes just as much wear to the rotors as the pads. If they are dished out, no question it needs them.

The prices sound a but excessive though it's possible. I did a BMW today that was $1000.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

>>I did a BMW today that was $1000.<<
Gotta love those European cars!

Response From steve01832

I'm sorry HT that you were subjected to such torture. I think you should get the rest of the week off with pay. I would rather put nitrous on a Kia then work on a beemer.

Steve

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

>>rather put nitrous on a Kia then work on a beemer. << Or deal with their owners.

Response From steve01832

Muffy, Muffy, the beemer is in the shop. I must take the Jaguar to go golfing.

Steve

Response From Loren Champlain Sr Top Rated Answer

Ah, you understand what I meant. LOL. Just wonder what percentage of these 'types' are leased vs. owned?

Response From Hammer Time

Just wonder what percentage of these 'types' are leased vs. owned?

In my part of town, they are just spare cars that are left here all summer so they will have a car to drive when they come down here.

Response From Hammer Time

I would rather put nitrous on a Kia then work on a beemer.

You gotta get used to it in my part of town. Remember, my shop is right on the beach in a resort community. Everything's a Lexus, a Beemer or a Mercedes and the Lexus never breaks............ I hate em.

Response From steve01832

Where I live it's Hondas and Kias baby. Let's soup 'em up, chop 'em down, and listen to the angry swarm of bees due to their tomato soup can size mufflers. LMAO

Steve

Response From steve01832


Muffy, Muffy, the beemer is in the shop. I must take the Jaguar to go golfing.

This has to be said in the Thurston Howell III accent to get the full effect.

Steve

1988 volkswagen jetta gl

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Question From Guest on 1988 volkswagen jetta gl

I have a 1988 volkswagen jetta gl 16 valve 1.8 ltr
There is a cap missing off what I think is for the clutch fluid anyone know where to locate where the fluid goes? The clutch is not working as well as it should be

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Cover it with foil for the moment but get one soon and bleed all the fluid out at the other end which should work by gravity alone just fine. They almost all use DOT 3 brake fluid which will go bad if exposed to air too long. It is hydroscopic fluid and needs to be changed when you get a new cap. T

2004 Volkswagen Passat transmisssion issue

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Question From Greensleves on 2004 Volkswagen Passat transmisssion issue

I just had my left front axel and rear brakes replaced on my 2004 Volkswagen Passat. It is a front wheel drive turbo. They also had to replace my CV driveshaft RF. Next day, my transmission is not working and makes noises. I had to get it pushed to a parking space. My husband said it was like moving a ton of lead. Not the normal "in neutral" push. Did they screw up my transmission while replacing my axel and CV driveshaft along with the rear brakes? Or is it a separate issue?

Thanksfor a response in advance, Jeannie

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

Without being there to look at it, it is too difficult to give you an accurate answer. Could be an axle disengaged from the transmission because of improper installation or defective part.

Response From Greensleves

Hello, and thank you so much for your awesome response. I called the repair shop today and relayed that the problem more than likely was the axle not fitting into the transmission correctly or the wrong cv drive shaft. They towed my car to the repair shop and found that the CV drive shaft that they had ordered was indeed not the right size. Needless to say, they re-ordered the correct size to fit. They brought the car back to me and all is well You're the man!!! Thank you!!!

Response From Discretesignals

Glad to read you got your problem resolved. Thanks for the follow up

Closed as solved.