i have a few questions about my 1985 vw cabriolet. i've had this
car for about five years, i picked it up in florida and drove it
back to ohio where i currently live. has about 140k miles, as far
as i know original everything as far as the engine, electronics,
and fuel system go.
over the past three years, the car has been parked as the rear
shocks are gone to the point where it's undriveable, and also it's
developed a stumble/stall on throttle tip-in, hot or cold. the car
starts just fine, i just pulled it out of the garage and it started
on the first try after sitting six months. however, as soon as you
hit the gas, the engine will drop in RPM, possibly stall if you're
too aggressive. if you feather the throttle, you can build the RPMs
until the engine gets to about 3-4k at which point it runs strongly.
it's just when you open the throttle that it stumbles.
any ideas? fuel pump going perhaps?
also, since i am leaving ohio, i have to put the car on the market.
can anyone comment as to it's approximate value? i paid $1000 or so
in florida, and spent probably close to that again on:
- new driveshafts
- new power steering pump
- battery, various bits + pieces
i've replaced the headlamps, taillamp clusters, front seats, door
handles, various other bits. the body is totally solid, the car
has never been winter driven, there are a few rust spots on the
of the body from florida (sea salt, i guess) that need to be
sanded out and repainted.
it's white, white top, and white painted 'tarantula' 9-spoke alloys.
thanks in advance for any input :)