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Old 04-12-2009, 05:17 PM   #11
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cool, a Dasher! they are rare. Are there any websites devoted to these cars? I can't find much online about them.

My Dad bought one in 1994. It was a Diesel, black 2 door hatchback. By 1996 it had valve issues and ended up parking it. Never got it back on the road and was scraped a couple years ago. Between it getting vandalized and the weather getting to it, it was too far gone.

Take good care of that thing!
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http://www.vwdiesel.net/ is an extremely useful forum for learning how to work with VW diesels.
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http://www.vwdiesel.net/ is an extremely useful forum for learning how to work with VW diesels.
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The seller was having difficulty resealing the injector pump (Didn't want to mess up the timing removing it), and has knocked $50 off the price in exchange for me dealing with it. He says it's losing about 1 drop per second, and it's not from a high pressure line. It hasn't seemed to affect the operation of the car. I can either fix it when I get there, or drive it with the leak. Assuming it doesn't suddenly get worse...

1 drop of water = 1/20ml (Size difference of a diesel drop vs water?)

1 drop per second = .05 gallons per hour. Not THAT big a deal...

I could measure it running the engine 15 minutes catching it in a cup I guess...
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You could have him try the ATF seal reconditioning trick for a temporary fix. You basically run the engine on straight ATF fluid, and let the injector pump soak over night full of ATF. That should last long enough for you to drive it home.

Check this thread out over at vwdiesel.net:

http://vwdiesel.net/phpBB/viewtopic....eseal&start=15
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