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VW Mk1 Caddy comes to my garage

Just picked up a rough '81 VW Caddy (pickup) with a '92 Passat 2.0 16 under the hood. Going to be a long haul, but I've been there before. Here's some prior projects:

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Hasn't been on the road in at least 5 years, and been a no-start issue for the last 2. Spent some time today and had it running for a bit, need a proper fuel pump relay.

It's a bit rough...



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I love these things! I saw one in person a little while back that was completely restored. Looking forward to following your progress!
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It should be a fun little truck when I get it done. The 2.0 16v is about twice the power of the original gas 1.7, and almost 3 times as much as the more common diesel pickups. It also has a close-ratio 5 speed with 3.94 final drive from an early GTI. So it will be surprisingly quick.

I got it running about a week ago, although not 100% yet. The Motronic ECU is apparently running in limp-home mode. So the AFR is way rich, and there is no ignition advance at all. Indications are that it may have at least one bad knock sensor. So no driving it yet...
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Timing belt today...

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While waiting on parts, starting to pick away at cosmetics.

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