Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

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Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

Post by sp11ker » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:38 pm

Hi all

First time posting , but long time reader of the forums with a couple of different user accounts over the years. Hoped I would be able to finally ask for some advice about buying

I attended the meetup last year but dont currently own a Scirocco. Previously I owned a 1979 GLS ( Gold ) XON 139T and a 1981 Storm ( blue ) PPF 959W , sadly both no longer with us since the late 1990's

Looking at Mk1 Sciroccos now it seems I have to consider a number of things as per the suggested list from this site but dont know how much budget I would need for this - would someone kindly indicate rough pricing to carry out the following jobs / recommended garages for work on a Mk 1

I am not as interetested in the standard servicing items but would be curious as to how much this lot would cost me approx. This seems to be the items I would probably most want doing if I bought one

cambelt and waterpump
carb refurb
fuel line replacement
fuel filler neck replacement
conversion to unleaded - if possible

Any other suggested items need checking/replacing - if so costing for those too would be really helpful

Thank you



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Re: Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

Post by mr.brown » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:57 pm

Cambelts can be bought for as little as £7 - it all depends what brand you prefer. Gates/Continental would be ones that I trust.

Example https://www.classic-vw.co.uk/cambelt-15 ... 4725-p.asp

Water pumps £30 and up. Again, many brands/suppliers. I bought an SKF one for around £30. Beware some are only the front impeller half of the pump.

Don't forget new thermostat - and you may as well get a new plastic thermostat housing as well.

Carb refurb - no idea. New Weber direct replacement carb - around £370.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-SCIROCCO- ... SwhcJWIkhQ

Fuel lines - lots of options (inc DIY rubber hose for a carb car)- some examples here

https://www.classic-vw.co.uk/fuel-pumps ... -354-c.asp

Filler neck - genuine ones still possibly available from Volkswagen Classic Parts - £100 or so

All Sciroccos will run unleaded - carbs without any modification, injections need timing adjustment. I always use the premium version of fuel wherever I fill up.



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Re: Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

Post by sp11ker » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:07 pm

Thanks - much appreciated

Would anyone be able to recommend a suitable garage in the midlands to carry out the stuff I am not able to do ?

I am just south of Coventry



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Re: Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

Post by mr.brown » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:43 pm

Next to no web presence but Stealth Racing in Southam have been around forever.



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Re: Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

Post by sp11ker » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:22 pm

Looks a good shout - plenty of content of Facebook about them I see - cheers



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Re: Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

Post by mark1gls » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:35 pm

I used a tin top Mk1 Golf fuel filler neck on my Mk1, it needs a little tweak of the bracket to fit, the filler cap is on a very slight different angle but other than that it fits.
Just get it painted with stone chip paint before fitting and after a test fit.

Golf filler necks are £40.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PETROL-FUEL- ... fc1353944e

You also need to fit a new cambelt tensioner when fitting a new belt, they are approx £20.

All VW water cooled engines from 1974 ish will run on unleaded fuel, 1.6 carb cars will run on old 2 star petrol 91 RON but its no longer available so normal 95 RON unleaded petrol is ok, Fuel injected cars run best on 98 ish RON super unleaded petrol.


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Re: Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

Post by sp11ker » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:51 pm

Thanks Mark

Would a lead replacement additive be required at intervals ?
Shell optimax the way forward ?



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Re: Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

Post by mark1gls » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:11 pm

No additive needed, it’s only old British cars that need lead in the petrol, Germany was way ahead in lead free petrol and VW fitted hardened valves and valve seats so no mod needed.

Shell optimax or any other super unleaded petrol is only needed with a fuel injected cars, carburettor cars are well happy with the cheaper normal unleaded fuel and you won’t gain any benefit using super unleaded.


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Re: Scoping out Work required for a MK1 Scirocco

Post by sp11ker » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:08 am

Thanks again Mark