1981 VW Rabbit diesel 4 speed 0-60 with a straight pipe. Shot outside Chilton, WI
Poor quality vid - sorry...
1981 Volkswagon Rabbit diesel 0 - 60 from a dead stop. I wasn't really giving her the berries, just wanted a quick video.
I bought this car 6 months ago for a good fuel milage car. It needed brake lines, and I never really had the ambition to change them until the other day. I've been driving this car for two weeks now and absolutly love it. As a matter of fact, I prefer to drive this over my Cadillac Fleetwood. In the two weeks of driving it (about 15 miles a day), I never knew if the fuel guage worked because it never moved off 1/3 tank. So just before shooting this vid, I filled it up. 6.0 gallons! (And yes, the guage works!)
The only reason it is so loud, it there is absolutly no muffler. I do have one, but it boils down to the ambition thing.... Someday - probly not today. Tomorrow doesnt look good either...
1979 Rabbit 1.5 liter Diesel 4 speed
Who remembers these? Volkswagen introduced the diesel powered Rabbit here
in America in 1978 or 1979..... as I remember.... as I was only 11-12 years
old. They were NOT so popular. Stinky, noisy, and underpowered were the
comments I heard. They had a following, but 'normal' people drove big
Amercan Iron. haha. Now those 'odd' people are the cool people, just ahead
of thier time. And...now these old stinky diesels are cool. This particular
car belongs to one of my best customers This Rabbit, is a one owner, daily
driven, all original 1979 Rabbit 1.5 diesel with roughly 40 hp and 50 ft
lbs torque. You just don't see these anymore.
1981 mk1 VW rabbit diesel
This is a walk around after installing a new injection pump and injectors
to get it running. Thanks to Butch the p.o. for his help and Rabbit Ron in
Cali for some necessary redirection as I initially had the pump 180 out.
Looking forward to tooling on this car in the future.
Fast 82 VW Rabbit Pickup Turbo Deisel
This is the rabbit I currently have on listed on eBay. Engine custom built
by us here at TJ customs performance shop. The turbo is a custom built GARRETT ball bearing that
I had built to my specs.
1982 VW Diesel Rabbit For Sale
1982 VW 1.5 L Diesel Rabbit for sale in central Illinois.
Contact via Craigslist:
1981 VW Rabbit Diesel LS Mk1 low 37,000 miles
Here is my 1981 VW Rabbit Diesel LS with about 37,000 original miles. My
dad purchased it from the original owners daughter about 8 years ago. The
original owner was an Army Colonel and lived on an army base. He was
usually chauffeured around the base, and only drove the car when he was on
leave. The car is not perfect, but is an honest original example, with
original paint and interior.
97 7.3 PowerStroke cold start gone wrong caught on camera
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THIS TRUCK FAILED TO START BECAUSE OF WEAK BATTERIES AND A DYING STARTER
After letting my 97 F350 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel sit for a week I go out to
start it up after it being 15 degrees the night before. Block heater
wasn't plugged in.
First the starter solenoid stuck and kept on cranking and cranking the
engine without giving me any consideration, it wasn't until I pop the hood
that it decided to listen to reason, and I mean just as I was about to open
it it shut off HA HA HA!
After doing some looking I found some oil dripping from under the engine
and my first thought was I blew a HPOP seal or HP oil line, but nope, after
some looking I found the oil coming from the oil cooler, and I also was
smelling some antifreeze.
I guess the weather change caused the seals on the oil cooler to begin to
I have done a complete tear down of this engine, check it out at
In April 2013 I just put a new starter solenoid on it, and I will be taking
it back to Advanced Auto Parts to get a new one as it is CLEARLY defective,
it's done this several other times but never for more than 1-3 seconds and
it usually only did it when I would shut the truck off. Crazy.
This same week I was blessed enough to have found a 96 F350 7.3 from the
original owner that is was in much better shape just in need of a e-fuel
Check out all my 7.3 videos
Pulling the VW Rabbit out of hiding
Time to put the 93 Buick Lesabre out to pasture and get the rabbit out for
the summer. The rabbit really takes the higher rpms well for a diesel.
1977 VW Rabbit Diesel
-just a short vid of my 77 Rabbit diesel for sale. Its definitely a rare
car in this condition and will be missed-