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  • #2002

    Rob_C
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    ld50 – you have mail!

    #2021

    no such user
    Participant

    I posted this on the other ‘welcome’ bit, but it goes here too…. I guess !

    Hi,

    I’m Thomas aka Diamond Hell. I’ve just bought an ’89 Jetta Syncro to be my daily driver. I’m not completely new to Syncro-ness as I’ve had a Syncro T25 Doka Transporter for over five years. I’m also a member of Club 80-90 and sorted out MSA affiliation for the club so we could hold off roading events for Transporter Syncros – We’ve done two so far and had a lot of fun.

    Only collected the car yesterday, but had a fanatastic drive back from Gloucester, over Cranbourne Chase last night and used this opportunity to learn quite a lot about the Jetta’s handling ! Was amazed ! It really is out of this world, especially on cheap-assed 175 rubber.

    I’ve got a list of upgrades and stuff I want to do to the car, so no doubt I’ll be posting on here quite a bit in the next few months !

    So far I’ve checked the pads, got the coolant flushed, emissions checked (all good). The only thing about it is the wings are a little bit manky – looks like there are rust traps in the returns on the wings :( Oh well – it’s all fixable and definitely all good !

    #2068

    ld50
    Member

    welcome to the site [:)]

    #2078

    Chris S
    Moderator

    Please do post piccys, its so nice to see a Syncro in its natural environment

    #2089

    steveB
    Member

    Afternoon all, I’m new to this site – which I found by accident, looks really good so far, I’ll be trawling the posts for technical tips this afternoon ( on work time obviously ) so here’s my intro :

    I have a MK2 Golf Rallye ( green ) and a MK3 Golf VR6 syncro ( red ), both are used as weekend cars at the moment so I guess one of them will have to go sooner or later ( preferably later ) I also have a MK1 1.8 which is a real old lady ( 180,000 miles and still ticking… loudly ), I’m planning to install the engine from my MK2 edition one G60 ( rear ended by an old giffer in a rover ) but at the moment I’m lacking time and more importantly expertise.

    Thanks for the warm welcome – I’ll post pics of the family when i get a chance ;)

    #2091

    Anonymous

    Hi Gents, Kelvin K and boys in Nebraska, midwest USA. We are farm/ranch folks about 200 miles east northeast of Denver Colorado. We have an 87 Quantum syncro wagon, we don’t normally drive “cars” so I guess this in a “SUV”. Only about 3000 of these were shipped here to the states in three model years. We are in a very rural area, with very little exposure to VW vehicles, or knowledge. Here, off road is not a recreational activity, it is a way of life. We have been reading your posts, and trying to learn what we can. Our interests are some upgrades to the suspension, as our strutts are needing replaced, and hoping to lift the rig a bit, to increase tire diameter and get more ground clearance. Any advice or links to this kind of info would be appriciated.
    We in the states are still reeling at the current cost of fuel, although I know you in Europe have been paying a good bit more for some time now. We knew this time would come, and have been using diesel power and experimenting with any common sence, economy improving ideas. We are considering repower of the syncro to turbo diesel power. A German guy over here tell us that these cars were available in diesel models in Europe, which is not suprising since there are some TD quantums (and dashers) here in two wheel drive models. On the pictures page, of this forum is a thumbnail pic of what appears to be a lifted dark colored syncro, with grill protection and a roof rack, but we can find no further info on it, any ideas who it might be, and what they have done?
    Thanks for your understanding, we will do our best to conform to list manners, knowing that sometimes we do not understand each others slang and culture. If we inadvertantly say something that steps on someones toes, plese know that is was not intentional, we may be ignorant but hopefully not inconsiderate. We are also users and rebuilders of agricultural M-B Unimogs and have a website at http://www.uniquipag.com We enjoy the challenges of unique and well engineered mechanical systems and have a shop here, with most machine shop and welding abilities needed for repair and modification. I have four sons and they laugh when they say “we might drive gasoline power and maybe a buttermilk drive (auto transmission), but never, either one without four wheel drive.
    We thrive on diesel power, (veg oil blends) manual gearboxes, and capable working and offroad vehicles. Hope we can provide something for others on this forum, and thanks in advance for any info you can provide.
    Tnx KK and boys

    #2092

    ld50
    Member

    welcome to the fold :) The lifted golf you mention is a “Golf Country” – there’s a bunch of pics of them in the photos section and I think the differences & special parts etc have been covered in the forums a few times but that should be the search term you’re after :)

    look forward to seeing what you do to these syncros :)

    #2093

    Anonymous

    Thanks for the welcome. I’m probably better with tools that with the computer, I do a search for golf country and I guess there is a set of numbers appear at the top of the page. How do I use the numbers? I don’t see a message number or page number that appears to match with.

    #2094

    ld50
    Member

    umm I did a similar search and got a bunch of topics in the main bit of the page (i.e. all the topics which included the search phrase) and the numbers I had at the top were because there was more than one page of results… I hope that’s what u meant :)

    best regards,

    LD

    #2095

    golfsquad
    Member

    Hi, there just another newbie, new to forums as a whole so learning a lot, looks like a great site full of excellent info will enjoy taking it all in!! just got my first 90 golf syncro, its green, ive not checked the paint code yet so not sure of the name of the colour. As yet the car is standard but suspension brakes and polybushes are on order then hopefully onto the engine! its had a webber carb fitted in place of the pierburg which needs setting up properly, otherwise so far so good. Also got a 91 8v 3dr gti & 90 1.6td ecodiesel so the syncro seemed to be the obvious choice to add to the golf stable! cant afford a Rallye yet!! look forward to chatting to some of you in the near future, cheers Paul.

    #2125

    Chris S
    Moderator

    Welcome on board, btw If you need any conversion parts contact James (who lives in Oregon City, Oregon)I ship Syncro parts to him quite regularly, his name on here is jman

    #2131

    nutter4x4
    Participant

    arhhhh your the one that has started off andy`s mk1 syncro project

    #2243

    gjm
    Member

    I’m Graham, I live near Norwich, and I’m looking for a Syncro. RHD, 5-door is fine – and a little more practical for a family man! This site was recommended to me by Lee on the demonvw forum.

    Embarrassingly, my first post is in reply to Bobby Chef’s ad for bits for sale… before I’ve bought a car. I’m an inveterate tinkerer which basically means “if it ain’t broke, fix it anyway”.

    I’ve turned down one car – a local (to me) black 5-door with a gearbox that sounded like a scalded cat. “They all do that”, I was told… I’m steering clear of a second car after a description from another VWSyncro forum member, and a third car sold ‘off eBay’ before I could get a bid in.

    Thanks to those who run this forum, as the technical help has already been valuable to me. Special thanks to those who’ve helped me already – I really appreciate it.

    Graham

    #2245

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    Originally posted by gjm

    I’m Graham, I live near Norwich, and I’m looking for a Synchro. RHD, 5-door is fine – and a little more practical for a family man! This site was recommended to me by Lee on the demonvw forum.

    Embarrassingly, my first post is in reply to Bobby Chef’s ad for bits for sale… before I’ve bought a car. I’m an inveterate tinkerer which basically means “if it ain’t broke, fix it anyway”.

    I’ve turned down one car – a local (to me) black 5-door with a gearbox that sounded like a scalded cat. “They all do that”, I was told… I’m steering clear of a second car after a description from another VWSyncro forum member, and a third car sold ‘off eBay’ before I could get a bid in.

    Thanks to those who run this forum, as the technical help has already been valuable to me. Special thanks to those who’ve helped me already – I really appreciate it.

    Graham


    hey Graham you are doing the right thing being fussy.

    when I brought my Syncro I was under the impression that they are amazingly rare but over the last year I have seen at least 12 sell on ebay.

    Rob

    #2248

    ld50
    Member

    Ditto – and I’m still welding up the consequences! but hey this site didn’t exist then ;)

    Thanks for the comments on the site too :)

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