1986 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V conversion very good condition
Price: - Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Other
- Type: Sedan
- Year: 1986
- Mileage: 186,000
- VIN: WVWGB0167GW360000
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 16V
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Drive type: FWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1986 Volkswagen OtherI can't believe I'm doing this, but I finally decided to part with my Jetta.My car was built is Germany in 1985;I bought it from the original owner in Riverside, CA in 1995, drove it for 7 years, and have had itunder non-operational status since 2003. It's been in my garage, undriven, for the past 13 years.
When I thought about getting it back on the road last month I changed both fuel pumps and filter, brand new synthetic oil and filter, new spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor,
new coolant temperature sensor, a brand new BOSCH battery, and four brand new Nitto 195/50/15 tires.
The car turned over a couple of times, sputtered and died. I checked fuel pressure at the fuel distributor and there'splenty of pressure there. It might be clogged injectors, it might be the diaphragm fuel pressure regulator. I get spark but don't thinkenough fuel is reaching the injectors.
I'm sure I'll forget some parts, but here's some of the stuff I have in the car:
Recaro seats, '92 big bumpers, GTI quad grill, Momo steering wheel, Sparco pedals, 1992 deck lid, Bilstein shocks, Ronal 15x7" R8 rims with 38mm offset, upper and rear strut tower bars, Techtonics
cat back exhaust. The short block was built around 1998 by Renner Tuning, and I have just over 70K miles on it; it runs strong and has never given me
any problems. The odometer shows 186k miles, but it's the not the original one, I found a 160MPH odometer at a pick a part and just had to have it. The car drove perfectly up until the day I retired it; if you can figure out why it's not turning over it will be ready to drive right off my garage.
Again, the car is under non-operational status, so it must be taken away on a flatbed tow truck.
This is a California car, always garaged, original paint still shiny; great project for anyone looking for an early German A2 Jetta.
I wish I could keep it, but I bought another car and only have one garage space. The car is in Los Angeles, near LAX.