Hiya all, as some of you may be aware, Im starting to get my dorment lil pig back up and running after 1.5 years of being sat still. I call her my lil big as her nose is currently in the ground all the time
This is starting as more of a log, than a resto journel, however after assessment from this weekend just passed, It might turn into a full blown one
My initial goal, is to get her started and running then later on replace the rusted parts (front and rear valence, left side running board as its completley rotten and due to the spread of rust, more than likely the rear left side wheel arch).
So yesterday was the first day of trial:
Stuck a new battery in her, turned the key AND....................................
Not a sausage, lol!
This is where the fun begin's and I hope I can get some advice here.
Firstly, when I turn the key, the oil light comes on. The fuel gauge rises and some
of the electrics work, this being the front beams, stereo, windscreen wipers. Nothing else does though.
Now I pumped the accelator and although was sticky to begin with, soon became responsive again so I believe there is fuel available. My first though it probably not all the sparkplugs are firing......would this be a good assumption? I intend to replace them, but as I've never worked properly on an VW engine before I was confronted with my first problem.
Just how does one budding VW enthusiast go about getting the buggers out? If I didnt know better I would swear they built these engines to frustrate. I have a Haines manual but its all grubby pictures and obscure pointing arrows.
Can anyone chuck me some pointers and if I may be correct in regards to the engine not starting?