Ermel's GTi Auto and a couple of Breaks

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Re: Ermel's GTi Auto and 16 TGI Break

Post by Ermel » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:54 pm

What's that, a "clutch"? :wink: :mrgreen:

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Daily driver: BX 19 TZI Break climatisée, ETP (gris cristal met.), 1991, Orga 5457
Needs engine: BX GTi automatique, ETB (gris dolmen met.), 1992, Orga 5622
Needs everything but engine: BX 16 TGI Break, EJX (rouge furio), 1991, Orga 5302

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Re: Ermel's GTi Auto and 16 TGI Break

Post by Tinkley » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:34 am

Well, torque converter, whatever you wish to call it... :wink:

At least while the engine/box is out, you can fully drain, change seals etc. More a preventative maintenance issue than fully necesary.

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Re: Ermel's GTi Auto and 16 TGI Break

Post by Ermel » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:47 pm

Phew, it's been ages since I updated this thing.

Let's see. First, the silver GTi donor car was thoroughly gutted:

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My GTi auto of course received the engine, and all was well until that one, too, blew up. :roll: I drove the winter car (red Break) for a while, and while that one is still running strong and has yet to leave me stranded, it has also developed a case of front wheelwell cancer, which already has metastazed into the right sill as well. Gonna need a good metal surgeon, that one.

So what do I drive now? This:

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Yes, it was a bit on the expensive side, and no, it is not without its problems either, but it *is* a 19 TZI Break with air condition, though sadly not an automatique. I have a hunch though that retrofitting the auto might be easier than retrofitting the air. But that's not decided yet; I have more immediate concerns to address, currently a leaking return line from the rear height corrector.

But to allay any fears, yes, of course the other two will stay. The GTi auto will receive another engine, and re-take its place as the summer car; the TGI Break will be gently restored to its original, almost feature-less glory inside, and on repainting to the even feature-lesser glory of a base model Break without the black window trim on the outside -- I adore that look, especially with a bright colour. Hey, with 1960s VW Bugs, the base model "Standard" is among the most coveted models today. Time to preserve base model 1990s BXes :mrgreen:

But all of that will not take place this year. For that, I'll be glad to keep the TZI Break, nicknamed "Dana" after its former plates, up and running, and get its most glaring problems fixed.

Yours, Ermel.
Daily driver: BX 19 TZI Break climatisée, ETP (gris cristal met.), 1991, Orga 5457
Needs engine: BX GTi automatique, ETB (gris dolmen met.), 1992, Orga 5622
Needs everything but engine: BX 16 TGI Break, EJX (rouge furio), 1991, Orga 5302

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Re: Ermel's GTi Auto and a couple of Breaks

Post by Ermel » Mon May 29, 2017 4:31 pm

I had been having intermittent, sudden engine cutouts for weeks, and last Wednesday -- after cleaning what I'd thought were all the wire plugs of the ignition system -- the engine quit on me after just a couple metres of test drive. By then I was quite fed up, so it was tow truck time.

The culprit was the connection in the wires under the right front fender, which feed the ignition control module unter the passenger (right) seat. Four hours' worth of testing, one minute's worth of repairs. 230 Euros. Sigh.

Something else to check on a regular basis.

Yours, Ermel.
Daily driver: BX 19 TZI Break climatisée, ETP (gris cristal met.), 1991, Orga 5457
Needs engine: BX GTi automatique, ETB (gris dolmen met.), 1992, Orga 5622
Needs everything but engine: BX 16 TGI Break, EJX (rouge furio), 1991, Orga 5302

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Re: Ermel's GTi Auto and a couple of Breaks

Post by Kaapelimies » Mon May 29, 2017 4:52 pm

One minute of repair doesn't take you very long. Or maybe the fault was in me, I did it for my own car :) . Original-like soldering + tape = No!
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Re: Ermel's GTi Auto and a couple of Breaks

Post by Ermel » Mon May 29, 2017 8:50 pm

I'd have needed to find the fault first. I reckon it would have taken me four days instead of the four hours it took the shop.
Daily driver: BX 19 TZI Break climatisée, ETP (gris cristal met.), 1991, Orga 5457
Needs engine: BX GTi automatique, ETB (gris dolmen met.), 1992, Orga 5622
Needs everything but engine: BX 16 TGI Break, EJX (rouge furio), 1991, Orga 5302