Tag: 2023

  • RaspberryPi, Android or Crankshaft | Volkswagen Golf MK2 | on-board computer | Part 2

    RaspberryPi Android APP Crankshaft In the past few months, I have been exploring different options for my onboard computer/car computer project, whether to use the Raspberry Pi with Node-RED, Crankshaft, or develop my own Android app. Here, I have listed the advantages and disadvantages of each solution. Raspberry Pi My initial thought was to use…

  • LED lighting for the dashboard

    Anyone who still owns a Golf 2 that is true to the original probably knows the miserable problem with the original switch lighting, which is weak and usually no longer functional. The solution is LEDs. Already in winter 2022/2023 I renewed parts of the switch lighting, at that time it was the light switch, the…

  • The Volkswagen Golf 2: The 1.3 NZ engine | A classic with an unmistakable sound

    The 1.3 NZ engine from the Golf 2 is a real classic. The four-cylinder engine was first introduced in 1983 and is still very popular among enthusiasts and tuners today. The engine is known for its distinctive sound and reliability. Performance and technical data With a displacement of 1.3 liters and an output of 55…

  • Expand interior lighting with a timer

    Who doesn’t know it: you get into your Golf MKII in the dark and as soon as you close the door the interior lighting goes out. Now you can get a ready-made lamp with a timer on eBay for around €40 plus shipping, but you can also do it cheaper if you do it yourself.…

  • Repair Golf 2 alternator

    After my alternator stopped working last year, I was able to get it running again. Unfortunately this year it got to the point where I couldn’t get any further without spare parts. Anyone who knows anything about cars knows that without a functioning alternator, the engine will soon stop. Because without an alternator, the engine…

  • The Volkswagen Golf 2: The Golf 2 CL

    So you’re still a fan of the Volkswagen Golf 2 and want to find out more about the different models? Then you are exactly right here! The third part of our series is about the basic model CL. The Golf 2 CL: A solid vehicle As the base model, the CL was an affordable option…

  • The Volkswagen Golf MK2: The Golf MK2 GTI

    Welcome back to the second part of our series about the legendary Volkswagen Golf 2. In this part we dedicate ourselves to the sporty GTI model, which has won many fans with its powerful engine and sporty design. Design Introduced in 1984, it was an instant hit with car fans and critics. The GTI’s design…

  • The Volkswagen Golf 2: A look at the basic model

    The Volkswagen Golf 2 was produced from 1983 to 1992 and is the successor to the successful Golf 1. With a total production of over 6 million units, the Golf 2 was one of the best-selling cars of its time. The base model of the Golf 2 is the ideal car for anyone looking for…

  • Volkswagen Golf 2 models and engines: A detailed overview

    Im Laufe der Jahre hat der Golf 2 viele Fans gewonnen und ist heute ein Klassiker unter den Autos. In unserer Serie werfen wir einen Blick auf die verschiedenen Modelle und Motoren des Golf 2, der von 1983 bis 1992 produziert wurde.

  • Volkswagen Golf MK2 | onboard computer | Part 1

    So, let’s start with the “on-board computer” for the Volkswagen Golf 2. So far I have the majority of the materials needed for the basic functions, RPm, oil, cooling water and interior/exterior temperature. First, the Raspberry PI is set up, which means we need Node-RED and active I2C/1-Wire. Here is the complete material list And…