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Technical / Re: Cant shift out of reverse
« Last post by Dave on 20 September 2018, 21:07  »
Yes, just like a regular manual box, mine does.
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Technical / Re: Cant shift out of reverse
« Last post by muirfollower on 20 September 2018, 20:14  »
ok, I'm hijacking this to ask a dumb question. When your bug is turned off, i.e. ignition off, can you (or should you be able to) shift the autostick into different gears?

Andrew
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Lee, appreciate the help on that. Yup, I think it might work swapping the nose cones, earlier version for the later version, while still using the existing up to 71 shift plate( still in the bug, untouched). I 'm not so worried about losing the park feature if I try it
But if it doesn't work, I just got a local lead on 71 autostick tranny, so that issue may soon resolve itself.

Andrew
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Technical / Re: Any reason not to drive in high gear all the time?
« Last post by tmea on 17 September 2018, 20:06  »
Agree with SB001. Makes no sense for the reason stated. I spent sometime searching and could not find any TSB or service directive stating that. I did however find the TSB for my 68 seatbelt issue. Hilarious, directed to add a safety pin to the belt to prevent it from loosening at the buckle over time. Seriously though, the faster the engine gets to operating temprature without a load or RPM applied the longer it will last. That is the thermostatís purpose. The only time mine donít open fully is at temps in the mid to low 40s F then, itís purpose is to prevent from dropping below op temprature.

Tom
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Technical / Re: auto stick engine
« Last post by volkenstein on 14 September 2018, 09:05  »
Nevets,
           If you get/have got a manual engine then to work with an autostick transmission consider these:

1. Manual engine's will require removal of the bottom two trans studs. The A/S uses much longer bolts.
2. Cam plug is generally reversed on AS engines
3. Intake manifold needs a take off point for the CV.
4. You will need to swap out the oil pump according to the cam style in the engine for an A/S combo one.
5. I do believe you will need longer studs for the new combination oil/ATF pump. I just hacked up some threaded rod to make 4 studs. IIRC if you try to fit the AS pump
    combo onto existing studs - you can maybe fit the nuts on one full thread.
6. Hopefully you got a flexplate & Torque converter somewhere - you'll need to replace the manual flywheel. Re-measuring end play a must.

This is apart from everything already mentioned, ie Tinware (or hole drilling), distributor/carb combo for your engine and the CV port on the carb (which can be drilled), wiring harness mods (it is an AS so shouldn't be needed) .

HTH
Volkenstein
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Technical / Re: checking ATF fluid level
« Last post by Dave on 13 September 2018, 15:04  »
My ATF filler cap is seized, any ideas for freeing it ?  :)

Hmm- never heard this one before!
Maybe a screwdriver or other long tool against the grip handle on top of the cap and hit it with a hammer? The angle of the filler cap may prevent this though

Thanks, will give it a try, car has been stored since 1996 :)
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Technical / Re: Any reason not to drive in high gear all the time?
« Last post by sb001 on 12 September 2018, 18:49  »
The only way this makes any sense is if there was some product of the environment down there that caused the thermostats to fail prematurely or fail in the closed position... there is no other reason I can think of why VW would order this
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Technical / Re: checking ATF fluid level
« Last post by sb001 on 12 September 2018, 18:45  »
My ATF filler cap is seized, any ideas for freeing it ?  :)

Hmm- never heard this one before!
Maybe a screwdriver or other long tool against the grip handle on top of the cap and hit it with a hammer? The angle of the filler cap may prevent this though
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Technical / Re: auto stick engine
« Last post by itskyle on 12 September 2018, 05:40  »
Carby would be slightly different, you'd have that extra vacuum port on it.

And, there may be some wiring harness business between the wiring harness and the autostick control valve. 

Oil pump has already been covered.

Kyle
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Technical / Re: checking ATF fluid level
« Last post by Dave on 09 September 2018, 22:12  »
My ATF filler cap is seized, any ideas for freeing it ?  :)
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