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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

1993 Volkswagen Fox Stereo

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Question From sebasche on 1993 Volkswagen Fox Stereo

Hi my name is sebastien. I need help with my 1993 volkswagen fox. what happened is that my old stereo stopped working even though the light on the left is blinking that theirs power going to it. is this a technical issue or is it that the stereo is about 18 years old. also i want to change the stereo can i use any kind of pioneer stereo or is there only specific types.

thanks for the help

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Hey Sebastien: They make an adaptor (interface) such that you don't need to mess with wiring existing in the car. I'm not a sound system nut but do collect old cars (older than this) and don't want a maze of cut wires and hacked splicing.

Lucky that locally I have a shop that does nothing but this stuff and two of old sound systems have quit and couldn't be repaired or bought new originals and I would have paid the insane price but not possible. My only beef with the aftermarket stuff is the controls are not as user friendly as originals such that you need to look at what you are doing vs the originals but sound fine.

Suggestion is not to mess with the car's original wiring,

T

Response From sebasche

Hello tom,

I wouldnt mind messing with the electronics though i might not want to. What kind of adaptor interface is it that your talking about.
do i need this adaptor or can i just connect a stereo to my current cables in this car.

thanks for the help

Response From kenray Top Rated Answer

Unless you would definitely prefer to replace your old radio, I would suggest you check all of your fuses first. Most radios these days require two power sources. The blinking light suggests that your constant power source is probably fine, but that you may not have power going to the switched wire.

Response From sebasche

hey kenray,

How would i find the second power source and how would i know if its still working. because i dont want to find out that the power source is the problem and when i buy a new stereo that, that was it.

thanks for the help