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Offline vw_golf_nutter

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #120 on: 10 September 2015, 15:21 »
which splitter? the duck bill one? ebay for that one.

luck, NO, none of that lol but then its not about luck, its about not being a dumb arse and checking over a 26yr old car before you buy it, but i clearly didnt do that!  :rolleyes:

I decided on the 9A because it looks the same as the KR that came out of it and the ABF is a taller block so I wouldnt of been able to use my 4in1 manifold and polished inlet i dont believe.
Even though its not original I didnt want it to be blaitantly obvious when you open the bonnet.
Plus this one just happened to come up for a good price and only 67000 miles on it.
It is still a little later than the original engine so I think there may be some plugs to change but im hoping its fairly straight forward for the garage.

Cant believe the amount of money ive sunk into this so far, Im at about £3000 and the car looks like this...




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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #121 on: 12 September 2015, 20:37 »
I always say if it's a car you want, then it doesn't matter what it costs, some people would say, it's not worth it, but if you enjoy doing what you are doing then who cares lol

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #122 on: 21 September 2015, 21:40 »
so this is how my car currently looks..



cant wait to get it back, hopefully wont be much longer

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #123 on: 23 September 2015, 20:59 »


little update, the engines in, just trying to figure out a few wires which dont seem to connect anywhere on this new engine, the KR and the 9A must have different sensors  :undecided:

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #124 on: 25 September 2015, 15:54 »
.....just trying to figure out a few wires which dont seem to connect anywhere on this new engine.........

Like any good DIY project there always has to be some bits left over right?


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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #125 on: 28 September 2015, 12:16 »
lol weve worked out the KR had 3 water temp sensors and the 9A only has 1, luckily it seems to have the right holes to put the KR sensors in and will see what happens...

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #126 on: 28 September 2015, 17:11 »
This has been a mission, but there is probably not much more that can break! and on a plus note your battery tray looks rust free!

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #127 on: 30 September 2015, 16:58 »
only because its had a new one welded in borax!!  :grin: :grin: :grin:

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #128 on: 07 October 2015, 13:57 »
little update... shes still not starting, the 9A also has poor compression (100, 45, 75, 100) and the flap in the metering head isnt opening... dont really understand whats up with it.
The head is currently being rebuilt, re-seating the valves and stuff as they did a leak test and there was smoke coming out number 2. Just leaving it in the garages capable hands at the mo  :sad:

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #129 on: 20 October 2015, 20:06 »
yeah that compression is way low. maybe the piston rings are gummed up. the flap wont open unless there is good vacuum from the engine so if there is no compression there will be no vacuum.