Author Topic: hardmonkeys - mk3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v auto to 2.0 16v manual conversion  (Read 35640 times)

Offline lemski

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Good luck with the business venture.
On this cold start problem have you checked the gasket between tb and inlet. See if its sucking air when cold but seals when the inlet gets warmed.
Just a thought

Offline hardmonkeys

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I had thought of that, will have a look some, think I also have a spare gasket some where too

Thanks
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MK3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v Automatic to 2.0 16v Manual Conversion Project

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.0

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what an excellent read, well documented and inspirational.

i have a problem with my clocks at the minute and wondering, when your clocks where playing up, did the mileage count work?

my speedometer and tachometer are in a world of there own.

thinking i might start a build thread, but mine will take a long time as got so many other things to sort out and the cabrio is bottom of the pile.
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Offline hardmonkeys

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thank you!

no, when the clocks were playing up, the mile counter didnt work either.

I will get back on this soon, MOT is up again in July, (i know!!) but its been laid up for a few months due to a oil leak, and lack of power...and now ive started my own business with ChipsAway, so i am concentrating on that for the time being, will try and get some things sorted on it for the start of the summer next year now....seems ages away, but it'll soon come round...again

Oh and we are having another baby!! yep!! a mad crazy year ahead
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'58 VW Golf Mk V GT Sport TDI Steel Grey
'10 Audi A4 B8 SE Multitronic

'00 VW Golf Mk III.V Cabrio


It doesn't matter who you are, where you are, who you are with or even the conversation...all that matters...is the car you arrived in!

MK3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v Automatic to 2.0 16v Manual Conversion Project

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.0

Offline hardmonkeys

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Hey hey,

Car still on the back burner for now, baby very imminent...any day now,

Pulled it out of the garage to have a clear up in there..battery very duff (as expected seeing as I’ve not done anything with it lol) runs rough until warm. Left it running while clearing up, massive oil leak looks likely, maybe a sump gasket...so adding that the list of things to do 👍🏻👍🏻

Had thought about selling her, due to it not being used as often...but figured it’s not much to anyone really, and when I got in it today....I realised...no way am I selling, I just love it
I’ll try keep this updated as when I can.
« Last Edit: 01 January 2018, 18:07 by hardmonkeys »
'05 VW Golf Mk V GT TDI Laser Blue
'98 VW Golf Mk IV GTi Black
'97 VW Golf Mk III GTi
'58 VW Golf Mk V GT Sport TDI Steel Grey
'10 Audi A4 B8 SE Multitronic

'00 VW Golf Mk III.V Cabrio


It doesn't matter who you are, where you are, who you are with or even the conversation...all that matters...is the car you arrived in!

MK3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v Automatic to 2.0 16v Manual Conversion Project

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.0

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Re: hardmonkeys - mk3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v auto to 2.0 16v manual conversion
« Reply #145 on: 07 September 2019, 18:21 »
....still laid up, baby is now 21mths old, car still in the garage, being used a shelf  :cry:

one day....it will be on the road, would love it to be next year, as it'll be 20yrs old...but looking unlikely.
'05 VW Golf Mk V GT TDI Laser Blue
'98 VW Golf Mk IV GTi Black
'97 VW Golf Mk III GTi
'58 VW Golf Mk V GT Sport TDI Steel Grey
'10 Audi A4 B8 SE Multitronic

'00 VW Golf Mk III.V Cabrio


It doesn't matter who you are, where you are, who you are with or even the conversation...all that matters...is the car you arrived in!

MK3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v Automatic to 2.0 16v Manual Conversion Project

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.0