Author Topic: hardmonkeys - mk3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v auto to 2.0 16v manual conversion  (Read 56762 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

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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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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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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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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 »
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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.
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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

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Good Morning...

how are we all during this pandemic situation, my business has been closed temporary until further notice, so figured I'd have a look at the old b!tch, haha

so...new battery purchased, started first time, but sluggish as...f@ at start up, as before, but now the battery light is on constantly... :sad: add to list of things that need doing, would love to get it up and running this year, can't see it to be honest,
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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

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Hello all,

I'm trying to find time for the Cabrio this year, went out today to attempt to start her up after last years failed attempts!! to my surprise she started up first time :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

a little sluggish at first, but once warm ran lovely.

we have a few issues though, hopefully minor stuff, but Battery light is on, brakes seized, tyres flat...standard 'laid-up' issues, she's coming up for 21 yrs old this year, so I would like to be using her during some Roof down summer nights...long way to go!! but fingers crossed!! will keep you all updated!

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'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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New Alternator and drive belt fitted today!


Tried to order a new PAS belt seeing as it was coming off anyway, but couldn’t get one for today! It’s in good Nick anyway, so will add to the winter ‘maintenance’ list if get on the road or the ‘to-do’ list if it doesn’t...I think the brake seize is the handbrake mech on the OSR caliper and seems like it is freeing itself after being doused in WD40 yesterday...I’m 1/2 tempted to book an MOT on it, to see what is what.....new tyres first they are perished and cracking! 4 yrs of sitting around apparently does that 🤣
'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