October 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm #1693
This is my Country.
Model, Golf Country
Motor, 98Hp 1P (now PF)
Extras: Power steering,remote controlled central locking system with anti theft immobilizer.
I bought it a few weeks ago after a long time of thinking do i need it or do i not. I came to the decision didn’t need it but i wanted it so… and it was quite cheap until now…
Guy from whom I bought the car it had painted by the original shade of G2. The car has a new rear differential with a viscous coupling. The rear shock absorbers has been conducted on the Bilstein parts and are serviceable. The rear springs are taken from Audi 100.
Car has been driven 313,000 kilometers. But now the engine crankshaft bearings went to get stuck, so I need to fix this engine or install a new engine. I have found one PB engine and get to see it I buy possibly. And then maybe ECU upgrade from Chris_S.
There are also new front headlamps. Generator, Oilpump, Valves, And a mod that impresses me, 21st centry style stiletto keys with central locking that works.
And thank you Chris_S for helping me out on my engine problem.
Car interior fixes needs to be done, such as the seats and dashboard.
This text is made with google translator in Finnish so do not blame the authors.October 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm #9657
Originally posted by Cokkeli[
Thank you Chris_S for helping me out on my engine problem.
No problems, thats what we are here for! 
Your Country looks very smart btw.October 24, 2012 at 7:02 am #9658
Looks great and good to see the number of Country’s growingOctober 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm #9661
It’s snowing now here in Finland. Got to get urgently this car running again so i could really use that 4wd. I think i’m going to buy a 1500kg winch also and marix puma tyres. But firstly i have to find a decent engine.November 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm #9680
BTW i found one PF engine from ebay. It has 150 thousand kilometers behind and A/c compressor, so maybe i might have Cool car someday if i find rest what is needed for working ac in mk2 golf.November 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm #9689
Country is going to get “new” engine next weekend. I bought new mask also and some new interior parts. Next thing would be checking that spare visco if those mounting lugs could be fixed (it has lost threads somehow) and maybe change that visco stuff with new wacker.November 15, 2012 at 8:38 am #9690
Could you possibly retap the threads the next size up?November 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm #9691
I dont know it yet. It looks like someone has tried to repair it with helicoil style threads so it might be hard to fix so it would be a lasting repair.
But to start from somwhere, how to take it apart of rear differential?November 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm #9692
Helicoils should work if they are fitted properly.November 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm #9696
Yes i know that, but 2 of those has broken so fitting new ones migth not work anymore. I think it would be better to let someone else with better knowledge to check those threads.
Btw. that broken engine had a quite large amount of metal particles in oil sump. Oil pump had failed.November 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm #9697
You could try this
available on eBay
I know it works if used correctly, as before I retired I was the European agent for this product! November 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm #9698
Looks interesting, maybe i try that. Thank you.November 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm #9760
Ok. Now i got new problem with this new engine. Spark ignition distributor is some how different than that on old 1p engine which controls timing advance with Suction/air pressure and this PF uses different method (electrical?). My mechanic said he can change those like bolt-on.
Oh yes, there was one cracked bolt “hole/lug” in that angle drive. I hope it works with rest which are intact.
Its quite hard to write here when you dont know the English technical vocabulary, but hope you understand.
Dont worry, your English is far better than my Finnish would be!  Chris SNovember 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm #9761
What threads have stripped? Is it the 3 holes in the viscous coupling??? If so they are threaded inserts, you can remove the locking washer from the end of the coupling (looks like a star washer) and extract the insert. I had to have one machined for my coupling.November 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm #9762
Originally posted by Ademaxx
What threads have stripped? Is it the 3 holes in the viscous coupling??? If so they are threaded inserts, you can remove the locking washer from the end of the coupling (looks like a star washer) and extract the insert. I had to have one machined for my coupling.
Well, you learn something new every day! [8D]
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