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9 May 2021
@vagrantwander:matrix.orgvagrantwanderStill cant believe you got a vw lol. Every one my friends have ever had have been cursed. Fix one thing and something else breaks... Ive just never had a good experience around one. The newer ones mostly. Hopefully your just hitting 'old car issues'16:59:05
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonyeah this is a mk2, really an 80s car16:59:23
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonand I have a chance to replace like %90 of it at once lol16:59:40
@vagrantwander:matrix.orgvagrantwanderLol ya most of those issues sound like its just old17:00:03
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonI think the issue with the starter is actually the solenoid17:00:58
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonsince it will crank and grind and when you let go of the key it spins down for a long time and sometimes grinds again17:01:25
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonso I think it's sticking17:01:29
10 May 2021
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonWell I took the starter apart cleaned and greased it and it seems to work fine now00:20:12
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonwtf this exhaust flange is held by spring clip thingies...16:29:34
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonstupid transverse engines...17:36:32
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonThere are 3 different accessory belts and I can't budge any of them17:36:46
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonhttps://xkcd.com/1994/18:57:30
11 May 2021
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonOne of the wires going to the tach on this dash is melted18:36:11
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonhow on earth does a tach melt anything?18:36:18
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonShould I just replace the wire and hope for the best?18:36:43
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Peterson
In reply to @venant:matrix.org
sent a file.
you don't happen to have the rest of the wiring diagram do you?
18:37:30
@venant:matrix.orgvenantDownload vwwiring.pdf20:34:23
@venant:matrix.orgvenantwhat year is the motor?20:36:59
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Peterson91 jetta I believe, but being a diesel the wiring for that is pretty obvious21:08:30
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonthanks again!21:08:55
12 May 2021
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@vagrantwander:matrix.orgvagrantwanderUse a multimeter to check the rest of the circuit. You should be able to get an ohm reading on the sensor, hopefully you have a standard ohm value to compare against in a book somewhere. Do they have helms or Chilton for those? Mainly, test the wire without anything connected to either end, just your multimeter, check for continuity to ground (short) and ohms on the overall circuit. Check the fuse that powers the circuit. The fuse should lose, and the wires should win (something that doesn't sound like happened)12:44:41
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersonarrgh I spent like 45 minutes removing glowplugs and they aren't actually bad lol17:54:57
13 May 2021
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonMan, I've never seen a wiring harness with multiple colors of tracers on each wire :x19:53:58
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonThis is crazy19:54:04
14 May 2021
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonAlright wiring is finally done! (except for some of the dash)01:08:35
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonTime to put the interior back in!01:08:43
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel PetersonHmmm, I have a bunch of trim left over lol02:17:04
@danielp3344:matrix.orgDaniel Petersoncan't figure out where it goes02:17:13

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