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Schweeeeet!!! was: 84 GTI Donor Eng and 1st & 2nd lost
Thx to the list in general and esp. Shawn'sk and Kenvin-ski:
In a message dated 12/6/98 1:08:28 PM Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> the reason it didn't run right is you have to reset the air/fuel mixture.
> you know the little 3mm hex?
> I did this swap on my old 1.7 and the difference above 4000 rpm was
> awesome! GL :)
> Check the alignment of the tranny.
> Find where the old bolts were at (Marks on the mounting
> brackets fore/aft.) Before you do this, check to see if you
> have the shift rod that has the white plastic clips on the
> ends, securely fastened. When the one rod breaks or is
> failing, it will give this symptom you describe. if the rod is
> 100% correct, then you got to realign the tranny in its mounts.
> > I have been up under the car loosening the 13mm nut/clamp
> > that grips the shifter's rod; the one right under the
> > linkage and tried adjusting it but all I get for my trouble
> > is less movement.
> Don't mess with that. You'll only make it worse. :)
> Try the above recommendations and get back to us.
Well, it certainly did help- I did readjust the rear tranny mount to line back
up with the orig. marks AND had to get the engine tilted forward a bit to get
the front mount low enough to reconnect the front sway bar's crossmember's U-
bolt, something that pulled the front even lower. Voila! 1st and 2nd return!
But the idle wouldn't and the car ran like crap after adding the motor's orig
fuel setup back on, even worse when warmed up. Kev was right on about the
adjustment to the fuel dist. Bada Bing!
I didn't want to touch the thing, coming from the set it once and forget it
school but too many things had changed so it needed adjustments.
Boy, this thing is fast now.
Anyways, thx to the list again for the bandwidth, I've been burning up the
now, for the '78
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