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Key Ad Information
-State: New York
-City: Greenwood Lake
-Asking Price: $5,500
-Contact: (845) 803-1756
Key Vehicle Data
-Model Year: 1981
-Engine: Turbo 1.6L
-Transmission: 5spd Manual
Description: I have a1981 VW Rabbit Pickup LX turbo diesel 1.6L(from a totaled 1985 Jetta eco diesel) and 5 speed FF (1980 version) with .76 5th gear. Low rpms of 5th gear and superior lubrication design of turbo diesel (as compared to normal 1.6) has contributed to this specific engine’s amazing condition and longevity. Engine still in excellent condition and operation, transaxle quiet and operates with no issues. Cylinder head never removed or replaced. Still delivers 45 MPG. Have always used correct engine oil to stay compatible with original camshaft design. Correct oil in transaxle. Antifreeze changed annually to minimize corrosion of aluminum head. motor has 90,000 miles and body has 440,000 miles , Incredibly reliable. $5500
Front end lower control arm bushings, tie rod ends and steering rack replaced in 2008.
Parking brake cables replaced in 2008.
Windshield replaced in 2000.
New CV shafts installed in 2013.
New clutch and a spare type FF transaxle installed in 2011.
Current timing belt is good for another 50K miles and easy to replace.
All fluids changed October 2015
november 2015 race land coilers and 4″ drop plates in rear.
In February 2014, a luxury car crushed the left rear corner of my pickup while I was stopped at a light. I used one of my spare composite tail light housings to restore taillight operation. There was no damage to the original tailgate. There was no discernible change in the vehicle tracking or alignment of the rear axle. Will take pictures soon.
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