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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #50 on: 10 December 2017, 16:06 »
She's all tucked away with a SORN now.
Started stripping out bits and bobs for some winter tinkerings.
Part way through front arch replacement and with front end in bits I'll do a whole lot of other stuff.
It's very cramped in the garage but so nice being able to pop out for 30 mins and work with it off road and secure.
My missus compared it to that ending scene in Sean of the Dead when he pops out to the shed to see Mike :)


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #51 on: 01 January 2018, 13:01 »
Started the year as I meant to by flushing the pas fluid! 😎
Followed this very helpful how to:
https://www.audiworld.com/how-tos/a/audi-a3-how-to-change-power-steering-fluid-420722
Worked a treat. Shame was the bicycle inner tube I had kicking about had a lovely big hole in it and initially glugged oil out all over the auxiliary belt etc :'(
Had my trusty helper (aka my 5 year old son) swinging around on the steering flushing it all out for me.


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Re: Mr_Orange - my silver 1.8t mk4 Golf
« Reply #52 on: 12 January 2018, 23:13 »
The car is thoroughly in bits now. I've delved deep into the head to remove and replace cam chain tensioner. Not a job for the feint hearted!

Me > (my comfort zone)

Have it all out (tensioner and inlet cam)  ready to clean sealing surfaces and start wrestling it back together. Exhaust cam left in situ to retain timing etc.
I plan to have new tensioner in over the weekend. The rocker cover isn't going back on immediately as I'm getting that and inlet manifold powder coated.
I hope to clean up some of the aluminium engine bits that have started going a bit fuzzy. Have some ACF50 grease which I'll apply lightly once they're cleaned up.
I'll also chop in and fit a cheeky vent to arch behind intercooler.







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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #53 on: 14 January 2018, 21:31 »
Tensioner fitted.
Cams and bearings back in and all torqued up. Cranked engine over using a breaker bar and socket, and all good.
Fairly straight forward. Just lots of parts to keep track of!
Now on to the rest of it all :)


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #54 on: 15 January 2018, 22:03 »
Inlet manifold is off and stripped down for powder coating. Need to clean mating surfaces on that and rocker cover before I drop them off.
I've pulled and re-routed the wiring harness to tuck away the injector portion under the fuel rail.
Also found a slight coolant leak at the water temp sender housing. Might be the o-ring has perished slightly, it's oem and not that old, but sensor fitment always seemed a bit vague in the housing.... :/


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #55 on: 21 January 2018, 20:56 »
You might as well throw an inlet spacer since the manifold is off get those minimal gains?

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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #56 on: 21 January 2018, 21:14 »
You might as well throw an inlet spacer since the manifold is off get those minimal gains?

Qaz

It had crossed my mind....
I already picked up a genuine one couple of years back when I started thinking about the powder coating! :)


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #57 on: 26 January 2018, 19:41 »
Good stuff, get some powaaarh!

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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #58 on: 31 January 2018, 20:57 »
Powder coated rocker cover and manifold fitted back on.


Have lots of other work left to do, but ran out of parts to start putting it back together.  Went a bit crazy on ebay last night :)


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #59 on: 05 February 2018, 21:19 »
It's coming back together now.
Replaced degraded coolant flange that feeds the oil cooler... it kinda fell apart on me.
Also replaced o-ring and clip on the temperature sender.
Waiting miniature cone filter to complete deletion of fuel vapour canister.
Black crackle painted the throttle body and routed boost gauge to that top fitting. 
Have deleted the hard pipe and tucked the injector loom, just need to extend a couple of sections as they're too tight for comfort.


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