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Coprolalia's Asylum - '89 Scirocco 1.6td conversion shakedown

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#91 OFFLINE   skattrd

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:46 PM

A Diesel Rocco would actually be about my ultimate daily driver. 

 

Ditto. I've been after one for years.

I've even considered a tdi Corrado as well.

 

As often happens with these things the timing kind of sucks for me … , plus it's red, and I have too many red cars.

Unless you fancy a deal with 2 or 3 different red cars and some cash? No, didn't think so.

 

One day I'll have a diesel 'rocco, just maybe not this year :(


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#92 OFFLINE   Coprolalia

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:51 PM

Unless you fancy a deal with 2 or 3 different red cars and some cash? No, didn't think so.

 

One day I'll have a diesel 'rocco, just maybe not this year :(

 

 

 

What's available?

 

I've been contemplating selling both cars, so clean sweep might be interesting.

 

At the same time, I've never used this as a daily, and part of me really wants to try it.


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1989 'G' VW Scirocco 1.6GTD - http://autoshite.com...harging-issues/

2004 '53' Skoda Octavia 1.8T - daily

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#93 OFFLINE   skattrd

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:34 PM

For a diesel 'rocco ... erm, the e36 325tds, roffle Scooby, and 205TD.

Potentially available also a w203 c220cdi  koop (not red, resale silver) … but I wouldn't as it has a very annoying minor issue, stepper motor(s).


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#94 ONLINE   DaveDorson

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:15 AM

I've done some man maths and showed the wife some pictures.

She gave me that "don't you fucking dare" stare. Given I fucked off to Malta for a week recently to go drag racing and the week before that drank so much I kept her up till 4am vomitting, and that I quite like my balls where they are, I reckon I won't be purchasing this one.

Someone on here definitely should do though, so I can swap it for a far more suitable car at a later date.

#95 OFFLINE   Coprolalia

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:47 AM

For a diesel 'rocco ... erm, the e36 325tds, roffle Scooby, and 205TD.

Potentially available also a w203 c220cdi  koop (not red, resale silver) … but I wouldn't as it has a very annoying minor issue, stepper motor(s).

 

The 205 was/ is on my radar, in the absence of any sort of 205 D-turbo/STDT on the market.

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1989 'G' VW Scirocco 1.6GTD - http://autoshite.com...harging-issues/

2004 '53' Skoda Octavia 1.8T - daily

Current hankering: Subaru Forester

 

 


#96 OFFLINE   Coprolalia

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:07 AM

Breaking news just in.

The alternator is buggered and it's a pig to get a replacement. For some reason VAG specced a 45W with a different design to every other bloody 1980s VAG engine. Autospark has found somewhere to refurbish the old one, and is connecting up the rev counter.

The Octavia's NS footwell is 3 inches deep in water. I've filled it with rice and bought a dehumidifier. Time to clean the sunroof and scuttle drains. Picture after mopping.

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1989 'G' VW Scirocco 1.6GTD - http://autoshite.com...harging-issues/

2004 '53' Skoda Octavia 1.8T - daily

Current hankering: Subaru Forester

 

 


#97 OFFLINE   Coprolalia

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 02:29 PM

The Scirocco came back from the garage with a working alternator, it having been sent off for repair (twice) by a man in a shed. 

 

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With electric juice back in the system I've got some mojo back and been using it a bit. My wife absolutely hates it ("it's too noisy", "it smells of diesel fumes") so won't get in it. As I've been driving it about it started struggling on more than half throttle. Remembering Dieselassist's comment earlier I checked out the placca cone fuel filter.

 

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Deadun! I got a cheap fuel filter from ECP in their Christmas sale, but I suspect I won't be able to mount it, so may swap for a LR or L-series one. Think the hesitation was minimal fuel supply, so hopefully will be maximum boost next week.

 

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The rev counter is proving to be a bit more of a problem as this is a CE2 car. The auto electrician has run the wire, but we're scratching our heads about how to connect it up. I'm going to take the dash out again at some point and have a look with a wiring diagram to try and chase where it should go. In related news, the temp gauge has completely stopped working. Given that I'm getting lovely warm air from the vents and the fan is coming on appropriately I don't therefore think the previous cold running was a thermostat issue, but may be a dodgy temp sender. Again I'm going to clean up the contacts and if that doesn't work I'll swap the sender, which happily shares parts numbers with the one on the old petrol engine. I also need to secure the fuse board more substantially, currently cable-tied to the bulkhead. 

 

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Meanwhile I bought a cheap dehumidifier from Gumtree to supplement my 75p Savers dehumidifier pots, and cleaned out the Octavia. Several pints of tepid water removed so far. I attempted to clear out scuttle drains but struggled to remove the scuttle panel in the rain before swearing at it and giving up. Chucked a load of water through the scuttle panel drain and rodded out the sunroof drain. Whilst cleaning I noticed this door seal was sagging. It's been replaced before (by Halfords Autocentres), and is directly above the flooded footwell. I've gummed it back up with body sealant, so hopefully we're watertight again and it's a case of drying everything out.


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2004 '53' Skoda Octavia 1.8T - daily

Current hankering: Subaru Forester

 

 


#98 OFFLINE   Coprolalia

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:42 AM

Slow and steady progress.

The Scirocco has sat for a bit while I changed jobs (again) and tried out different fuel filter options. We've eventually gone for a BMW 325 TD in-line job, which is now mounted to the front wing.

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This has solved all the hesitation and bogging issues. It's also had a service with fresh oil and filter in an attempt to flush out any crap left in the engine from it's long garage layup. Generally seems to be running much more smoothly. I punted it in for an early MOT and it only bloody went and passed. Shouldn't be surprised since it's only done a few hundred miles.

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The underside has a few bits of surface rust which I'll attack this summer, nothing too serious. The paint is now really bad. The coolant temp sensor is still completely dead, and the sensor unit looks pretty old and crusty so once I work out the part numbers they'll be up for replacement. Generally just niggles now to fix, and with the job change I'm going to start using it as a commuting weapon for my 40 mile/day round trip. I'm still debating selling it, so if someone wants to put £2k in my hand and take away an unusual daily driver with 12.5 months of MOT then PM me.

Octavia is now dry inside but the clutch is a bit slippy on max-boost. It's due a cambelt and tensioner soonish, so it's looking increasing like I'll chop it in at a dealership for an old 2.5 Forester. Just got to find one. Message ends.
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1989 'G' VW Scirocco 1.6GTD - http://autoshite.com...harging-issues/

2004 '53' Skoda Octavia 1.8T - daily

Current hankering: Subaru Forester

 

 






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