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[T3] Fw: Newbie w. a couple of questions

----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Fisher" <fisherfarms@uwol.net>
To: "mackenzie" <mackenzie@lilyandscooter.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: Newbie w. a couple of questions

New bumpers are NLA! The chrome shops will straighten & rechrome yours for about $350. Be sure to completely disassemble it yourself as the chrome shop LOST 4 bolts from our bumper! Mike Fisher Harrisburg, OR
----- Original Message ----- From: "mackenzie" <mackenzie@lilyandscooter.com>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: Newbie w. a couple of questions

I have thought about the possibility of rebuilding myself, but as this is my daily driving car I dont think that I would
be able to do so in any sort of a timely fashion without buying another car.
I'm not positive that I will need to rebuild, but I would love to get a second opinion from another mechanic. I do
believe that Steven is right when he said it was my head studs coming out. My mechanic said that I could drive on
this engine as is for years, but that I would never get the power and fuel economy that I'm looking for without re-
building. I'm going through 2 or 3 tanks of gas a week as is, and hate the thought that this is my fate.
I dont think that my mechanic did a compression or torque test, just tried to tighten, and knew that if he went further
they would break and I would for sure need a new engine.

As far as the parts go.... I need new lights for the front parking lights and the rear lights. And I would love to get a
new bumper- mine was perfect until it rolled down and small hill and into a short wall one afternoon, causing an
unsightly, but manageable dent.
Other than that a roof rack is tops on my list....

 -------Original Message-------
 From: mackenzie <mackenzie@lilyandscooter.com>
 Subject: Newbie w. a couple of questions
 Sent: Aug 07 '06 13:34

I'm a newbie T3 owner ('71 square) that I absolutely love, but am not yet at the stage of fixing my own car (with
and a good basic class I'll be on my way later this year) but in the meantime I've been told by my mechanic that I
to look into rebuilding my engine (something about bolts that cant be tightened anymore, causing me to get
horrible gas mileage and less than stellar power in 1st & 2nd). This leads me to a couple of questions.... 1. Does
know of a good resource in the LA area for rebuilt engines? And what should I be looking for on places like Craigs
and Ebay? 2. Does anyone know of a good mechanic in the same area that can help with the rebuilding of my
(mine doesnt want to it). And lastly, does anyone know of good cosmetic parts resources in the area or further
that I may be able to find some lights, a new bumper and possibly a roof rack? These I may be able to start
working on
Thanks! and I look forward the chatting with you all more- its fun to read all the posts.

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