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Arne2 08-25-2020 05:30 PM

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:

Before and after:

Arne2 08-25-2020 05:34 PM

Here's the Caddy:

Arne2 08-26-2020 05:52 PM

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...

Luccia at Pelican Parts 09-01-2020 02:35 PM

I love these things! I saw one in person a little while back that was completely restored. Looking forward to following your progress!

Arne2 09-10-2020 07:33 PM

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...

Arne2 09-16-2020 04:37 PM

Timing belt today...

Arne2 10-16-2020 04:45 PM

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



Arne2 11-21-2020 09:50 AM

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