Author Topic: hardmonkeys - mk3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v auto to 2.0 16v manual conversion  (Read 96439 times)

Offline hardmonkeys

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Front seats in



Rear seats and windbreaker
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MK3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v Automatic to 2.0 16v Manual Conversion Project

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Had a little setback yesterday,

Got in the Golf, battery flat, managed to roll it down a hill and attempt to bump start it...didn't work, smoke coming up from under scuttle, jumped out and managed to disconnect the battery (luckily had some tools in the boot)



This is what I'm left with! Something has obviously drained then battery, and as I've got to start it, it caused the surge somewhere...I'm not 100% on how much of the loom is affected yet, and as a result, still unsure if it can be fixed easily, or a replacement loom is the best route...
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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


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

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.

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Stripped back the insulation to see how badly damaged the loom was,





As you can see, it's not great!

New loom it seems, might see about repairing it, if it's possible.

'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


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

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.

www.dorsetautorestore.co.uk

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Replacing the burnt out loom....
« Reply #23 on: 18 October 2015, 16:32 »
So...I had a sparky come out to the car, have a look at the damage to the loom, and he has adviced it is better to replace the whole loom, rather than repair it...so..out comes the engine again!!

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Engine and engine bay clean coming up aswell...figured I may as well take the oppuntunity whilst it's empty
'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


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

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.

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Possibly got a loom on its way... :smiley:  :cool:

watch this space :laugh:
'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


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

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.

www.dorsetautorestore.co.uk

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Ordered my engine hoist..so should be starting to sort this in the new year  :smiley: :smiley:
'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


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

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.

www.dorsetautorestore.co.uk

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Bit of an update,

The loom fried itself back in October, partly my fault, I'd put the (-) lead from the battery down to the starter, this caused the starter to try to earth through the main loom, I was lucky I didn't kill it sooner, so...its sat in the garage since October, and over the last few months, I've got a new loom, and I've ordered a engine hoist, it seemed daft hire another one again.

So in the new year the engine will be back out again..and the loom changed, I'm sure there will be more problems to come  :grin:
'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


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

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.

www.dorsetautorestore.co.uk

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Pulled the car out the garage to have tidy around the car, got rid of a of junk collected over the Xmas and new year period..

My drivers window is stuck open, from when I try to jump start the car back in October, which means I can't leave the car out the garage at the minute...slightly annoying as I need the room in the garage. I tried to connect the battery back up and quickly do the Window up, but the loom started to smoke again, so quickly aborted that...

Update soon
« Last Edit: 10 February 2016, 16:31 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


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

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.

www.dorsetautorestore.co.uk

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This makes for a heartbreaking read! Will be following your progress mate, good luck!

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Thanks...its just finding the time now to sort it, i want it for the summer, bodywork might not be the greatest this year, but as long as that engine is running then that can wait.

'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


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

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.

www.dorsetautorestore.co.uk