Most VW folk know who John Muir was. He has left us a legacy of knowledge, wisdom and several books that inspired this hobby. I think he called us all idiots. That’s ok – I’m a better man for reading that book cover to cover many times.
I was working on my 1975 standard beetle. I knew that I was going to need some new lines, since I was replacing my brake master cylinder. I was not going to be able to use my existing lines as a template since my car was at my friends shop which is a few hours away from my house. Since I had some free time at home, I wanted to do some prep-work before heading back to his shop.
How I Chose a Motor Oil for My Classic/Collector Car
It is a certainty that every car I see at a cruise or car show is using some type of motor oil. Since becoming more interested in motor oils, I find the decision making process used by my peers, to be so very interesting. Some men have all their service and maintenance work performed by someone else and do not know the details of the oil used in their motors. At the other end of the spectrum are the very talented car guys that complete every bit of service on their cars including body work and paint. These later men, however, range all over the map with respect to their oil knowledge.
How do you start an engine that has no compression?
Intake, Compression, Ignition, Exhaust – that’s what four cycle internal combustion engines have been going for about the last 142 years.
But, what if you were missing one of those four steps – namely “compression”
What a funny little car. It was one of the most prolific ever produced. That’s until it wasn’t produced anymore, but it still lives on. Some factory new parts are available, used parts are still available, and replacement aftermarket parts are available. It’s the aftermarket parts I want to discuss here. Continue reading “Review: Friends don’t let friends buy cheap wiper arms”
Here is a story about a failed wiper motor assembly. There is a common failure on these assemblies, but this isn’t a story about a common failure.
The radio in my VW Golf MKVI goes crazy sometimes. It is a North America Delphi RCD-310. There are also European and Asian variants of this radio (perhaps other regions as well). Continue reading “Repair: RCD310”
On my daily driver, a 2013 Golf I suddenly had very little output from a normally good rear washer nozzle. I didn’t think much about it other than “it must be clogged – I’ll worry about it when I get home”. When I reached the house, I was in for a surprise. The windshield antifreeze had filled up the inside of the hatch. So – when I opened the hatch “it started raining” into the car. Not all that nice….
Does your VW mark it’s spot? It’s not all that cute. It’s actually kinda obnoxious. When you have an engine that’s complete with rusty pushrod tubes, what do you do?