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LuckDrgnAeon
25-11-2003, 04:51 AM
I've been working on my caddy for the last couple days & it's about ready to fire up. We found a lot more then just a head gasket to replace, and we're still not outta the woods, yet. right now I'm actually replacing parts of my linkage to get 'er into gear. I'll post a few pics in a bit.

LuckDrgnAeon
25-11-2003, 10:40 PM
<center>Pictures..as promised. Let me know what ya think.

http://homepage.mac.com/eonbluelv/.Pictures/VWs/Rabbit_PickUp/24Nov03-01.jpg
Image of the engine - missing the injector lines, exhaust & intake manifolds.

http://homepage.mac.com/eonbluelv/.Pictures/VWs/Rabbit_PickUp/24Nov03-02.jpg
exhaust pipe

http://homepage.mac.com/eonbluelv/.Pictures/VWs/Rabbit_PickUp/24Nov03-03.jpg
Interior - without shifting arm

http://homepage.mac.com/eonbluelv/.Pictures/VWs/Rabbit_PickUp/24Nov03-04.jpg

Actually a random shot of the interior

http://homepage.mac.com/eonbluelv/.Pictures/VWs/Rabbit_PickUp/24Nov03-05.jpg

Look at the pieces of the linkage that came with my caddy (right side). See why I needed the new stuff (left side)?</center>

LuckDrgnAeon
03-12-2003, 11:27 PM
We're still working on my truck to get it running. geez. Lots more then a head gasket...I kinda got burnt on the deal. There is a lot of 'custom' wiring done to the poor thing. Fan & Cold Start are hooked up to after market selftapping screw jobs(not happy). And the front was hit, and very nicely restored...on the out side. Something is wrong with the breaks (may be a big problem, too) OH, and the after market four piece sliding rear windows was put it backwards without a locking clip. haha I hope to have it running in the next week...more so need it to be. I gave my scirocco to my Brother-in-law/mechanic. Good news. The injector lines, exhaust manifold, and new battery cables, and the new head gasket have been installed.

Darth Garry
04-12-2003, 12:14 AM
Cool dude, it'll be worth it when you are crusing around in your diesel!!!

Garry

mossrite
04-12-2003, 12:16 AM
wow, someone really did a number on that poor caddy. sorry to hear that "mate" aye, you uk guys are rubbing off on me.

fwdvw
04-12-2003, 01:38 AM
quote:Originally posted by AeonDesent

...I kinda got burnt on the deal. There is a lot of 'custom' wiring done to the poor thing. Fan & Cold Start are hooked up to after market selftapping screw jobs(not happy). And the front was hit, and very nicely restored...on the out side. Something is wrong with the breaks (may be a big problem, too) OH, and the after market four piece sliding rear windows was put it backwards without a locking clip.......


I know this doesn't help with your frustration, but when it's in this condition, sometimes it forces you to fix the Previous owners mess, that you wouldn't have otherwise given attension to.

Then in the process of fixing you either bring it back to factory or upgrade.

I know this was the case with my old Caddy.

Body damage fixed on the outside is not pleasing though. My jetta is like this too. Look good but knowing what's under there is frustrating.

LuckDrgnAeon
04-12-2003, 06:53 AM
Thanks guys. I hoping to fix stuff really soon, but x-mas & all it making money tight. I like to give. The wiring, right now, I'll have to deal with until I can get some nice donor interior. Quick question, does the engine wiring loom come off the main harness or is it one complete, change-it-all-at-once loom? After the new year I'll be looking to source a nice MkII Jetta Diesel for a donor. Only time will tell when i can get that.:)

laith
04-12-2003, 05:22 PM
Engine wiring separates from the main loom.