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Title: LL's Mk3 1.8t Cab
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 February 2008, 21:24
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Hi all,

This is my first car, first project. I'm 17 and so don't always know whats best :tongue:

Here some pics to start off:

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/971/image151ae5.jpg)

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9757/image153xh1.jpg)

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8282/image157rm7.jpg)

I know the lexus lights arent great but I got them for £40 and I like the way they are layed out, just don't like the chrome effect. Would like to make the chrome areas black; this would give a more subtle look and be totally unique.

Need a new exhaust, the one on there now is standard just with a tip bolted on. Was looking at getting an upswept oval 6x4 or twin gti style.

Going to repair the rear bumper; fill cracks, sand down, prime and paint.

These are the alloys that came on the car when I bought it:

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/4939/image161jn1.jpg)

I want to get new ones as they are cheap Fox alloys and are scuffed badly (and not clean! :p ). Was thinking of getting big rims but decided against it. Like the look of the borbet style rim or deep dish. Black rims would be best :)

Got the seat covers for £10, keeps the original seats clean (from my m8's!) and look smart too.

Sparco X-speed red /silver for £8. bargain, just an item on ebay that i lucky with in the bidding.
[My friend got a K&N typhoon induction kit (RRP £225) for like £20!!! lucky F*CK!]


Lots more to write, just can't think now :P :laugh:

Cheers all,
let me know,

LL ;)


Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 February 2008, 21:26
*im meant the lexus lights are really not great!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: Neaty on 28 February 2008, 04:21
Just replace the lexus lights with some GTI smoked ones instead. You could probably sell them lexus ones on ebay too and end up replacing them for free.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 February 2008, 09:24
yeah probs will. I heard that you can take them apart and mask the inside, so it black instead of chrome. But this sounds either too complicated (breaking seal, etc) or just not true!

Be checking on ebay ...

More to come this afternoon, I have done some ... amateur spraying   :laugh:

Its all good fun,
Cheers for the feedback,

LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: tom26 on 28 February 2008, 16:26
nice first project :smiley:
as already noted - those lights must go. I would seriously consider opting out of the 'Metal look floor mat and racey seat cover' options, too.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: monkeyalan on 28 February 2008, 16:33

I'm 17 and so don't always know whats best :p


finding this site is a good start mate.  :wink:

loose the lights, like Neaty says, you'll probably make what you pay by selling the Lexarse ones.

have a look on the "show us pics of your mk3" in the mk3 section for some good ideas.

the best thing about having a more basic model is that upgrade parts are usually plentiful due to people breaking GTI's.

keep it subtle.  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: dubsport on 28 February 2008, 17:13
ditch the fake metal mats, get some GTI seats in there, lexus lights could look cool painted black  :smiley:

good base tho :afro:

Oh and slam it  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 February 2008, 19:23
I want to slam it and get some deep dish alloys on there, maybe a deep lip front spoiler. Gotta save up first ;)

I like the subtle look for the exterior. The interior is sort of a project in itself, I think I'm going to keep playing with until it looks good. The original black mats were too dull, the fake metal ones are OK but are cheap and tacky, although they reflect the light well (gives cool effect when reflecting red light).

Brings me to my next thing - red footwell neons  :rolleyes:
Wasn't sure bout these, but they actually look pretty good. I thought they were going to be really bright, but if neons can be subtle  :huh: , then these are (for neons of course)

Here's a crappy pic (1.3M phone)

(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/11/image176qc9.jpg)

Looks way cool in person. Also have a dash mounted switch. Got a chuffty for doing these myself too  :grin:  its all for the fun (and the chuffty!)

The next thing I did was prime and paint my speaker covers, several layers of each.

Before:

(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6792/image147si3.jpg)

(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6126/image149ln9.jpg)



After:

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/7186/image177dt4.jpg)

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2324/image179rv0.jpg)

Also did my head unit surround.

Before:

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6681/image148xr7.jpg)

After:

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8539/image180ji5.jpg)

Not sure whether that is enough silver, was tempted by the chrome vents on ebay ... or maybe the plastic pieces to left and right of the head unit?


Cleaned my engine a bit, you'll see in the pic the shiny silver. Well all that was black and sh!tty. Elbow grease + wirebrush = pic :)

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8487/image190gm9.jpg)


The manifold cover went from looking like this:

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/5605/image184xj7.jpg) to this (http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/5797/image185hb0.jpg)


Thinking about a boot install. Two 10", one each side (maybe do that fibreglass stealth box each side, looks cool and still gives me boot space still).

Like the layout of "lexarse" (haha, nice one) lights, but just too much. I will find out if I can black the inside chrome part. If not just sell them and get smoked ones. Would be nice for someone in my school to get a mk3 golf so i can sell him all the stuff i dont want (for a high price  :grin: )

Bought some parts to put together for my induction kit.
-apiro stainless steel filter
-135 alloy pipe plus
-red silicone 90 reducer elbow
-red oil breather hose (original isn't long enough)
-brackets and fixings, etc
Basically just for the sound, if that, otherwise it is for fun and looks :laugh: didn't really think about power gain as its only 1.4 but my m8 has 1.4 leon with k&n typhoon kit and it makes a difference to his performance.

Seat covers (i got the ones with no logo, etc on them) cheap from ebay. Looked good at first but starting to look tacky and being covers they keep moving and creasing  :angry: . Would like to get red/black racing seats if i could (cheap of course), for the comfort. Seating position atm isn't great.

More updates to come and thanks for the feedback; in the end will have a bit of everybody on there!

(remember i'm still in school! :laugh: )

Cheers all,

LL ;)





Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: kells on 28 February 2008, 23:40
yeah drop it on its arse

loose the seat covers (replace with plain gray ones from halfords cost 7 quid)

loose the tail lights and replace with GTI ones

not a fan of the mats but its your car dude

decent first car tho so good luck with the project :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: boneybradley on 28 February 2008, 23:46
good first car... i think if you give the alloys a tidy,swap seats for driver/gti ones (much better than standards) and change/paint the rear lights... I painted mine but to split them was a pain!! and i would buy some rather than do them again
oh and lowering would make it look much better... I think lots of hardly used lowering kits will be for sale shortly... mine will be :wink:(or go for the £150 coilover deal)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 February 2008, 00:29

Anyway got a list of things to do:
-rear lights; buy gti lights and smoke them.
-gti spoiler; pm'd guy on this website.
-sound system; stealthbox (maybe x2 each with 10") + 6x9 in shelf
-rcl kit; gotta get this fitted.
-rear bumper; see pics, bodywork+paint
-induction kit; ordered, should be here soon, pics to come.
-speedo lights; ebay £3 for 509t red leds x2
-side indicators; black/smoked ones, gotta have 'em
-grill; debadged grill, paint to match car
-exhaust; new backbox, oval 6x4/twin 3" (upswept)

Probs be able to sell lexus lights for like £40-50 on ebay.

Is it possible, if I refurbed the alloys, to paint them black? Or do they need to be powercoated professionally? I just like the look of red car - black alloys, especially when its lowered.

How easy is it to smoke the rear lights black?

Other things to do that are not really important atm is new headlights (twin/hella style), smoked front fog/indicator lights and mean look bonnet extension. I will lower it when all is done and I have the money, it will be like the finishing touch as well as a full respray!

Cheers

LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 February 2008, 00:56
Just had a think, not sure whats best to do. Instead of a debadged grill, I was thinking, spray the rest of the black plastic on the grill red and then spray all badges, front and rear, black. The whole red/black color scheme will look good; and if I get black alloys, well it will look much better.

Or I can spray rear badges red to match car and get red debadged grill?

I'm more towards option 1 though, red grill+black badges.

Oh and another question, something I'm not sure of; is it possible to just clip the side trims off (grey plastic trim that runs down middle of doors)? I want to take these off, sand down, prime and paint them to match car.

Cheers again,

LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: nelds on 01 March 2008, 06:31
did you want some GTI side door trims with plastic arches..??
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 March 2008, 20:11
not sure atm, ill keep that in mind.

Cheers m8

LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: nelds on 01 March 2008, 21:31
drop me a PM if ya do buddy
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: boneybradley on 01 March 2008, 22:34



-rear lights; buy gti lights and smoke them.        gti lights are smoked allready and dont require extra reflectors..if you do smoke them more you'll need to add some
-gti spoiler; pm'd guy on this website.    remember the gti bolts through the glass. Either youll need to cut the bolts off and bond this on or buy a driver spec one as they are only bonded
-speedo lights; ebay £3 for 509t red leds x2         if these are for the clocks youll need at least 8 bulbs try ultraleds.co.uk at 99p each
-side indicators; black/smoked ones, gotta have 'em   remember to buy the correct shaped ones as they changed from square to oval
-exhaust; new backbox, oval 6x4/twin 3" (upswept)      you will need a reducer to fit the exhaust to smaller engined models add about £12 to the price



Is it possible, if I refurbed the alloys, to paint them black? Or do they need to be powercoated professionally? I just like the look of red car - black alloys, especially when its lowered. depends on what finish you want? if it is for show powder coating is the only way but for normal use normal aerosol should be fine
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 March 2008, 23:17
cheers boney!

2moro i will spray my badges black and sand down the back bumper
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 March 2008, 21:06
Ok so here's an update of what I been doing (or trying to do  :laugh: )

I replaced the light behind the heater controls to red:

This is what it looks like, you can see its just a regular bulb with a green filter around it. The clear plastic thing on the left "spreads" the light to the heater controls.

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5126/image210ra7.jpg)

I then popped in a similar shaped LED. It wasn't a perfect fit, too big. The legs connected and it worked so i just secured it with some duck tape :grin:

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2523/image212um7.jpg)

No pic of final outcome, as my 1.3 camera doesn't work in the dark v. well :embarassed:


I found some red sparco pedals that i must have bought a while back without knowing! :laugh: Couldn't be arsed to drill holes to bolt them on, so just used some super duper double side tape. They are actually on there pretty good, needs some force to rip them off. Only probs with the pedals is that the accelerator is too big and i'm afraid that when i brake i'm going to accelerate too! :shocked: Haven't driven it with them on yet, but if it is a problem, i will just rip it off. (would make it easier to down shift though). Anyway, heres a pic:

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3636/image216sp1.jpg)


Going to give the speaker covers a respray as I didn't laquer them and the paint I used was sh!t. The can sprayed by itself, and even then it didn't spray right, it sort of spat out blobs of paint :angry: Bought some new paint now, so get them done soon. Reason for respray is that when they were rubbed (by shoe when you get out car) the paint came off.

Started to sand down bumper ... its hard work. I am going to remove paint/prime down to the plastic. Sanding it down by hand sucks. I'm going to borrow my dads power sander i think, that should be easier :cool: Didn't get much done as just as I started the sh!tty weather of Plymouth came in and it started to p!ss it down. :angry: So here is how it looks for now, not cool:

(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4613/image219sh1.jpg)

Oh and you can see in the pic that i took off the "GOLF" badge. I also want to spray the plastic bit above the license plate; but i can't get it off as the t-screws are rusted sooo much! So I guess i'll be leaving that one. Might try the door trims though, have the whole body red, no black plastic, that's the plan.

Going to Plymouth Car Sound 2moro to find out about RCL kit, caused I don't know and dont have the time really to figure it out.

More to come ....

LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 March 2008, 21:12
Going to dealer 2moro to get paint for car, "flash red". Halfords dont do it. Pick that up on tuesday. Also, i will spray my front and back vw badges, black.

Still more to come ...

LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: Neaty on 02 March 2008, 23:42
might be worth going down to a local scrap yard and seeing if there are any mark 3's in there. For things like a red grill, interior, rear lights etc
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 March 2008, 00:11
there's a couple around me, but never checked them out. will go and give a look mon/tues and see if i can have a nose around. I might just find some goodies! :grin:

LL
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 March 2008, 00:12
ohh and the seat covers are gone!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: Neaty on 03 March 2008, 00:14
there's a couple around me, but never checked them out. will go and give a look mon/tues and see if i can have a nose around. I might just find some goodies! :grin:

LL

you may find some bargains too. Ebay prices will be over inflated due to the fact that the sellers know that people want them, hence why they are on ebay.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 March 2008, 00:16
ohh and forgot here some pics of interior now (without covers)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7206/image208qm4.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/424/image206jq7.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: Neaty on 03 March 2008, 00:19
much better  :cool:

as for the mats, check out places like justmatz: http://www.justmatz.co.uk/ (http://www.justmatz.co.uk/)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 March 2008, 00:11
Done a bit more to the car since my last post, will get a whole thing written up with pics soon, keep checking in!

Cheers,
LL ;)


btw, drivers mat might need to go. gas pedal has chewed into the mat and if i put my foot to the floor, pedal sticks! scary sh!t first time, redlinin' and i didnt know what was happening, sort of panic-ed! haha
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 March 2008, 21:59
Right the first thing I guess is to show you the grill&badge.

Heres some pics of it primed, in process and finished:

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/5722/image234tk3.jpg)
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3430/image236ae2.jpg)
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/497/image209bz0.jpg)
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/6441/image228qg4.jpg)
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9549/34833232oo7.jpg)


Ok I also got the Gti Lights too, I like the smoked look. Was debating on making the crystal parts of the lexus lights black and then doing the same to new headlights and sides (that I would have purchased). Too much effort and probs wouldn't look as good as just simple smoked lights all round.

So here they are, oh and the bumper looks like that cause i started sanding it down and couldn't be arsed to finish. Will get it done soon, promise!

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/6036/image241bc2.jpg)


And for the fun, my sort of custom induction kit. They don't make one for a mk3 1.4 96 (at least not what i could find). So I got the individual parts and put them together:
-90 degree silicone reducing elbow; 51-76
-Apiro alloy pipe plus 135
-Apiro stainless steel filter
Also got a hose kit for oil breather pipe extension. Can use the rest of the kit to replace washer lines,etc whenever or to wrap wiring - engine styling.
Need to get jubilee clips/metal cable tie bracket things. Held on by cable ties atm! Also need to shorten oil breather pipe. Here a pic:

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5494/image231qm1.jpg)


Well the stuff I'm planning on doing next is:
-interior lighting (dash and speedo LED's)
-smoked side indicators
-smoked front indicators and reflectors
-redo rear bumper; probs get one from scrap, so i can work on it and keep other one on car, then do that one and sell it!
-well if the rear bumper goes well, do front bumper.
-color code side door trims
-color code plastic strip above license plate, again if rear bumper looks good.
-color code other plastic bits??!?!
I'll stop, too much, take things one at a time!

But for the future, new license plates, sound system, ...

More to come......

Cheers all,

LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: Neaty on 12 March 2008, 15:22
rear lights = much better  :cool:
front grille = as above (althought I would be tempted to paint the badge red too....just a thought)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 March 2008, 16:46
yeah i think that too - badges all red.... but i would like black alloys and maybe get black m3 mirrors, ill have to see how it looks with smoked front and side indicators.

cheers m8 ;)

LL
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 March 2008, 23:21
ok got a new bumper from scrap, gunna work on that when time is available. probs take me 2 weeks to sand it down that means!
also, ordered front and side genuine vw smoked indicators. more to pics to come.

Rear bumper - paint the entire bumper red, match the car and then the color code the side trims.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 March 2008, 21:30
Ok, just to let you all know, i just spent F***in' ages typing stuff out and my computer went back ad when i came back to the page all my writing had gone  :angry:   :cry:   :sad:  :reallyangryface!!!!:


Ok so today i started on the bumper and got a friend to help. We filled the dings and scratches and sand down those parts and cleaned it, basically prepared it for priming and paint. He will use filler primer as it is the all-plastic bumper with all the little bumps on it. I will get paint 2moro so should be done soon. He is also going to do the side trims for me. Going for a color coded car.

Here is pic of some of today's work:

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4337/image253ke3.jpg)

Also got the smoked front and side indicators fitted. All genuine VW. Just need to tint the blanks.

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3562/image248em4.jpg)


Got the jubilee clips fitted to the induction kit now so thats secure. Need to finish wiring the LED' into the dash and figure out how to fit that remote central locking kit!?!?! That will be a huge weight off the shoulders!

ICE is also upcoming - friends going to help me wire in some bits temp.  will look on ebay to find exactly what i want when i know. Nothing fancy, just more bass, louder and better quality sound.

Things I want to do soon apart from whats above is:
-respray front bumper and left front panel
-color coded debadged grill
-color coded rear badge or no badge
-spray gti spoiler and sikaflex it on (primed and ready)
-exhaust backbox

The two big things I want to do to change the look big style that are expensive and which I plan to do in the future is:
-lower it - coilovers
-alloys - 15,16,17, color?? dont know what i want yet but it is on my list

More pics and stuff to come soon, keep with the feedback,

Cheers,

LL ;) :tongue:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: Stu.750 on 27 March 2008, 04:21
loving the work so far , improving all the time  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 April 2008, 01:18
cheers for the comment, still waiting on bumper and side trims, been busy. looking at getting new alloys, 15/16" and some coilovers. Some schweet alloys and slamming it to the ground, with deep lip spoiler will give it a good look. need my sleep, gotta start revising soon ..... :laugh:      no seriuosly i gotta.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 April 2008, 12:10
OK as some know, I crashed like a week ago. Was crawlin through traffic, cars in front had moved quite a way forward (i was looking other way), so then i moved forward, at about 10-15mph, then I tried to adjust the bumper, which i had in the car as it was hitting me in the head; I was heading to the bodyshop to get it sprayed! So i was moving forward, not looking and then BANG! Towbar --- The front end was kinda broken .....

So it has been in the garage since then. The funny thing is, is that it was going in for bodywork to the same place before I crashed. Good thing is that it going to come out looking better than ever before.

Having no car made me bored, so have been on ebay buying presents for it. So far i have got:

- 10" pioneer sub; RMS is like 250W, not to serious but got it cheap. I was the only bid and it was ... yep ... £0.99!!!! But the guy said he couldn't let it go for that much, so after some talking, it was £7.50 and he would deliver it too me as he lived a few miles away! Schweet!!

- Alpine V12 amp mrv-f300s; V12 are some of the best amps i reckon. Got it for £36 + £20P&P   Ã‚£56!!!

- steath shelf for the mk3; now i gotta get some 6x9's. I've only got two speakers, standard ones in the CL. They are in the front doors. And two tweeters. So I need 6x9's for better sound quality. Cost £16 + £15P&P   Ã‚£31!!!

- Deep lip spoiler. This is at the body shop to be sprayed too! I know it will porbs get scratched, etc, but i want a fully color coded car and something different; I reckon it will look schweet (when i get it lowered though, i'll be very careful with parking near kerbs and driving over speedbumps - scratch!) Got this for £17 + £6.50P&P   Ã‚£23.50!!!

- Sony Headunit, direct ipod control!!! £50!!!

- Parts to replace the whole front end; got some off ebay but most i got in the local scrap yards. £100 for all parts.

- OK now for the good bit - Azev 16" alloys, yeah!!!  Still in the process of trying to get them picked up (complications with times he is available and when the courier can go). They come with all legal tyres too. Only £180 so not too bad.


I am trying to take things slower, I get more done then. Before I had a huge list and tried to organise everything but now i can be more focused:

- Once i get all the bits for my sound system, I'm going down to my m8 in cornwall to fit it all (he has sub boxes and wires galore!). I will also wire in some LED's in the dash heater controls to brighten it up; this is long due to be done.
- Well i get the car back soon and the body work will be better than before, the lower lip will be on all that sorted. they are also going to spray my spoiler for me, so I will go grab some sikaflex and get that on there.
- Still trying to figure out Remote Central Locking Kit!


So hopefully i'll get the car back soon and i will give update this with pics.
Ohh and i am getting the badges color coded too.
I reckon i just might have too much red, good job the new headunit has blue led's. :laugh:

Cheers,

LL :) ;) :cool: :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: eightyeightmph on 20 April 2008, 09:47
Ok so here's an update of what I been doing (or trying to do  :laugh: )

I found some red sparco pedals that i must have bought a while back without knowing! :laugh: Couldn't be arsed to drill holes to bolt them on, so just used some super duper double side tape. They are actually on there pretty good, needs some force to rip them off. Only probs with the pedals is that the accelerator is too big and i'm afraid that when i brake i'm going to accelerate too! :shocked: Haven't driven it with them on yet, but if it is a problem, i will just rip it off. (would make it easier to down shift though). Anyway, heres a pic:

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3636/image216sp1.jpg)




WTF! Tape to hold pedal covers on?? Not a good idea dude :undecided:

Shame you painted those speaker covers, been after a pair for the back of my car - could of swapped you for my existing ones if you were going to butcher them :rolleyes:

Got to say, like me at 17 your enthusiasm is spot on, I remeber my first car - 1.0 Polo C - going through the stages but now looking back I laugh! Still, you'll get there as you learn more! :wink:

Keep it up & you'll be laughing! :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 April 2008, 22:48
Ok go the car back just over a week ago. Had a few parts sprayed, bumpers, grill and a couple panels. Looks spot on. A lot better than I thought it would turn out. Pics>

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6422/image277ex6.jpg)

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7886/image278cf2.jpg)


To finish it off I would like fresh plates, M3 mirrors and to lower it. But .... for now ....


A change of alloys I think. Picked up a set of azev a's 16x7.5.

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/366/image281ha4.jpg)

Got the tyres taken off today and cleaned the inside. Then gave a quick scrub and bit of 1000 wet/dry to remove most of the grime and gave a few coats of silver. I didnt take much time on prep as its only the inside, not really seen much. Gotta get the grinder out with the steel abrasive twisted metal thing and get down to the bare metal for refurb. Got a friend spraying them for me  ;)
Anyway heres some more pics:

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8950/image288kj8.jpg)

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3888/image287nl2.jpg)

They have a bit off oxidation under the laquer, and a few scratches, so got some work to do ..... its good fun though as you know that all the effort is 200% worth it when you get the end product, fresh Azev A's   :cool:


Oh and got most of the stuff for my sound system now,
- 10" pioneer sub
- v12 alpine amp
- alpine 6x9's (from the 1800's though  :laugh: so will need new ones, type S 3way   :rolleyes: )
- stealth shelf

just need wiring kit to get it all fitted, oh and carpet for sub box. Using my m8's box, but no carpet.

When we do sound system, gunna wire in lots of led's into dash and throw a few neon bars inside (good ones this time). Gotta match  my undercar ones right   :cool: :grin: :cool: :wink:


Cheers 88, pedals lasted bout 1hr30, til i got angry and ripped them off while stopped at lights, looked crap and well ... tape  :laugh:

Lots more to come .....
Title: Re: LL's MK3 1.4 '96
Post by: dubsport on 23 April 2008, 22:58
car is really starting to take shape mate, keep up the good work! :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 April 2008, 01:20
OK so i have sprayed the inside of the alloys, and tomorrow i going down to friends workshop to start stripping them down to bare metal. So they will soon be looking new!

Sprayed the blanks, as you can see in my signiture. Just used satin black, sanded it down, and loads of laquer. Only looks crap (i.e. you can see dotting) when your up really close, but otherwise look smart. They are slighter darker than indicators but cause both blanks are same, it matches up and looks good.

Got some sikaflex today and glued on spoiler, finished in the dark cause i started it late. I couldnt wait, as i have loads to do and its been too long, so i had to get it done. Will see it properly in the morning. Sikaflex is prety damn string stuff - how i know this > it is like f**kin tar! it gets everywhere!!!!
So after much swearing when it oozed out the edges and it wouldnt come off, and then cleaning it with spirit and then it oozing more (more swaering as it is now on the rear window, side panels?!? and all over me). So then after much cleaning and re-cleaning, it looked smart, with no trace of sikaflex.

I will get some updated pics with spoiler. I know there has been a few topics about keep/get rid of spoiler or whether spoiler/debadges grill is best, etc. Well the pics may help.

More to come - update on alloys and fresh pics.

Future - yeah my plans keep changing each time :laugh:   Sound system has to get done and more interior lighting, probs LED neons. M3 mirrors maybe and then  a good clean.

There are two things which i will get done, but not soon as they are the expensive ones :laugh:
-coilovers
-ss performance exhaust

Yep and next time i do a write up, plans will all be different ....

Cheers all,

LL ;)

btw, being 18 is schweet!!!!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 May 2008, 01:54
started the alloys friday and going in on monday to finish the prep work. Leave them at the workshop to be sprayed.
Thinking polished/silver/chrome lip and black alloys. Unique Azev A's!

pics to come...

Was looking at Wolfsburg stuff too, pretty cool.

Still saving for coilovers and exhaust

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 May 2008, 00:13
Still trying to save for the expensive mods, but for now the alloys.

Got the poll up and i reckon i will go for black alloys, with silver rim. Should be ready for prime tomorrow and will soon be painted, depends how busy my m8 is at work. 

Going to make my own custom centre badges. Was going to get wolfsburg, but i want to custom make my own VW ones. I have the resources, so should be cool. Design them when i have time.

4 Gauge wiring kit on the way, and i think now i will have a bash at the fibre glass install. Both arches if i can find time/first goes well. One side for sub, other to put amp on. Still have boot space then. :grin:

Once sound system and alloys are finished, then i will do my headlights (tint).

Ohh and might grab a strut brace and m3 mirrors (dtm ... probs not). Mirrors i want, as i want to color code them, so might as well grab a nice new set, and paint them.

Ummm best stop now, need to save for coilovers!!!!!!!!!! :grin:


Cheers all,

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 May 2008, 23:35
kk, got my sound system all wired in. just running my alpine 6x9's in stealth shelf, schweet.
Sub box on the way, so all i need to do is connect sub and its done. got a 10" pioneer, pretty good, but only cost me £5! 1 of those good ebay deals where i was the only person to bid!

neway, alloys should be done next week some time, silver rim, black alloy, custom vw centre badges (gotta design these and make it 'em - easy cause i got the resources).

coilovers to come soon - promise!

ohh and wired in some new led bars under the seats to light footwells, looks phat!

Selling my lexus lights and seat covers on the ebay. Raising the funds; i think i got enough for coilies but i dnt wanna get 'em until i got a lot more money!!!!!!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: Neaty on 12 May 2008, 01:56
Will look good with the Azevs and coilovers, looking forward to the pictures :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 12 May 2008, 11:28
Not far off our cruising sessions soon then LL? LOL!

Good to hear it's all going well. I can't wait for my BBSs to come! Car's gonna look so much better!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 May 2008, 23:38
ok so now the forum is working, havent been able to get on here for like a week!

Update:
- Azevs are primed, going down shop 2moro to get them ready for paint.
- i have told myself i cant fit azevs unless i fit coilovers at same time. So i will have to do some selling - got a few bits lying around that i can make money on.
- new front door speakers - alpine custom fit SXE. Sound phat!
- sub box should be here early next week (delayed) and so should my new alpine headunit. I know, all this money and no coilovers; well i keep getting funds and then spending them on other car parts!!! :laugh:
- new mats are my next thought, after i have finished sound system/alloys/coilovers.
- got to do headlight tinting; the take them apart spray bits black and out back together thing.
- redone badge, red background, black vw bit, looks smart.
- de-wiper session - sporty look and i was bored.

Pics!!!!!!!! I gave it a clean - Gr8 Success! (borat voice :laugh: )

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/1049/image004oa4.jpg)
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/1607/image014ua7.jpg)
(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/1992/image007xx7.jpg)

Then my sound system - looking to replace 6x9s with some alpine sxe to match front ones. So maybe soon i will have some alpine 6x9s for sale..... Probs get another alpine v12 too, to power sub. then my 4 channel (atm) can power the fronts and 6x9s.

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/4815/image027io2.jpg)
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4816/image031yl6.jpg)
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/356/image032nl9.jpg)

Plenty more to come..........

Cheers all,


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 18 May 2008, 00:00
Very nice and RED!  :grin:

Glad you're back on LL, I've been having withdrawal symptoms without you here haha!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 May 2008, 01:00
my life has been empty without this site for a week!!!! :laugh:

i noticed that the red really is bright in some pics. using my 2M camera on phone, so thats why.


more plans:
- dtm/m3 color coded mirrors
- custom vw centre badges for alloys.
- color coded door handles?!?!?
- pressed plates.

None of the above is being done until, coilovers/alloys are on and sound system is done(ish). gotta set some rules so the important things get done. :)

LL ; )
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 18 May 2008, 01:03
Yeah I know how you feel  :cry:

I'm going to colour code my door handles. Quick easy mod, and the rest of my car is colour coded so may as well.

I already done my main things (sound and 'loys lol!).  :tongue:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 20 May 2008, 00:26
Schweet - In Phase 10" Sub Box came today, and expecting the headunit and extra phono cable to arrive 2moro.

Got the lexus lights up for sale and got more to sell - tyres, parcel shelf, Hella red rear lights, etc. So should get a good amount for them. Next time i'm near the bank im gunna put in some money too, so i can buy coilovers v. soon.

I know it has been asked many times, fit them myself?!?!?! I was gunna wait and fit new alloys etc all together. Then i can let the garage do it all. They can do it quicker, they know what theyre doing, etc, so maybe it is best that way. I will ask how much they will charge before though.

Yeah so alloys are ready for paint, coilovers are getting closer to being ordered and sound system should be done on thursday (although i need some better 6x9's - getting alpine matching front door speakers)

So heres some pics of then ready for paint. M8 primed them and i went down there and got them ready for paint. He uses a method called dusting. It is totally awesome and makes the final finish way better:

- He uses white primer for most things; it is high build type primer that can fill small imperfections and gives a btter finish to the paint.
- after theyre primed, a light dusting of black spray paint is added. This is used to assist with the sanding.
- now when your sanding, you sand until all the black dusting is gone. You need to get the primer right and get the dusting layer right or it wont work, so you need to know what your doing, but hes a pro! ;)

So heres some pics after many hours of finger bleeding work!!!!! :-

(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8417/image042yt5.jpg)
(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/2369/image046eb0.jpg)
(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8559/image047yn0.jpg)

Next time the alloys will be all black and i will need to mask off the rim ready to be sprayed silver. Then after that, full laquer and done. That should leave me with enough time to order my coilovers!!!!

Still more to come>>>>>>>

Cheers all,


LL ;)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 20 May 2008, 00:36
Looking good mate. Can't wait to see what it looks like with new wheels. New rims make the car have a completely different look.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 20 May 2008, 01:27
Ohh and i think i fixed my oil light problem. The car had cut out a couple times over the last few weeks and i thought nothing of it, until recently when the oil light would flicker on and off like every 10 mins, so i thought something was wrong. Popped the hood, knowing already that my oil breather pipe was f***ed and yeah it really was. It had got bent so it had basically closed itself (like when you twist a garden hose and water doesnt come out). So i replaced the breather pipe with a longer red silicone one and feed it through a different path to minimise the bend. Worked so far and i can notice a slight change in the drive :grin:

Lovin' It!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: dubsport on 21 May 2008, 11:03
they would look sooooo good white on a red car :afro: but it aint my car haha  :laugh:

Liking the colour coded splitter, looks great  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 May 2008, 16:46
i know i saw the white primer and thought, white paint..... but imo it wont give the look i want. White imo is more a race alloy colour and my car is slow! Black gives it a more subtle look compared to white and i think when its lowered with the black/silver azev's it will look awesome.

I've got the look in my head and reasons why i choose colours, but i cant put it into words !?!?!

btw, getting angry cause headunit is not here yet!!!!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: Neaty on 21 May 2008, 17:22
when will the wheels be finished then?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 May 2008, 17:47
well he they are being sprayed all black sometime this week. Then i will mask out the parts that are staying black and get the rim sprayed silver. Then fit them when i fit my coilovers, which i am in the process of trying to get them for £150 delivered from hottuning_eu.

So hopefully get the wheels next week and maybe coilovers. I break up from skool 4ever on friday for study leave (damn A2 exams!). So will have loads of time on my hands to get the lot fitted.

I got 195/50/15 on my current alloys - stretch these onto azevs?? or ill just use the tyres that came with. Current tyres are probs better.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 May 2008, 18:03
btw ... cheers dubsport!

the tyres that came with the azevs - all different, not a matching set. They all have legal tread, but not as much as current tyres. However the tyres that came with the azevs are 205/50/16, so are a better fit and are wider for the 7.5j width of the azev's.

I am more towards using the azev tyres (205/50/16) for now and replacing them when they are not legal. Sell the fox alloys with the current tyres (195/50/15).

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 May 2008, 00:41
More stuff i came up with that i want to do - ahhhh list gets bigger each post!!!!

-color code outer door handles
-color code dtm mirrors
-color code plastic bit above rear license plate (cant get it off though, bolts rusted :( )

Defo more to come.....

..... yep coilover group buy, heres the link, check it out and sign up!!!!

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=86907.0



LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 May 2008, 00:17
OK headunit came today!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAHHHHH!H!H!H!H!H!!!

Got the sub in boot now, 10" pioneer in an In Phase ported box. I will probs stuff some wadding (?!?!) in the box and the port to give it a better sound. Headunit is awesome, got the KCA-420i ipod kit too, so thats cool. Just need to get used to the ipod controls and customize headunit. I got the sound set up right but i need new 6x9's.

So ICE is basically done. Alloys will be on soon, as will the coilovers once the group buy is filled. Then i can move on to get the last bits done - mirrors, etc.

Once all the extras are done, the car is pretty much done. Just bodywork then and replacing bits that are worn/broke.

Its starting to come together though.

Cant wait to get it slammed with the custom azev's!!!!! :grin:


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: dubsport on 23 May 2008, 09:52
have you thought of spraying the front vw badge red?  :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 May 2008, 13:04
Yeah did actually. What i might do is grab an extra badge and see which looks best. I'll wait til i got the alloys on, etc. Juts used the black badge to break up the red but i think a red badge may give it a cleaner/smoother look - maybe i shouldnt break up the red?!?!

Cheers m8!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 May 2008, 16:54
Here is some pics of the sound system:

(http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/2087/image052wp6.jpg)

(http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/7286/image055yi1.jpg)

(http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/7578/image056at3.jpg)

(http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/403/image057yn6.jpg)

(http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/6821/image054rc9.jpg)

(http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/7508/image053pe0.jpg)


Just to get new 6x9s and secure box with velcro and all done!


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 September 2008, 20:31
WOW, i need to update this! lol

Well it has changed, but got a big decision coming up in the next couple months. Getting a valver, so do i sell. I really dont want to sell it. Just need to find a place to keep it at. Might be able to fit it in the garage, but it will mean modification to the garage  :evil: cant wait till saturday. I really like it when the garage is tidy and there is no crap in there except for mk3 golf parts. Thats how a proper garage should be!!!

So here is a load of pics to show you its current state:

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3769/09092008193do2.jpg)

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5921/09092008195xq1.jpg)

(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9356/09092008200xa9.jpg)

(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/516/09092008201lk4.jpg)

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5757/09092008203fm4.jpg)

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4112/09092008206cm4.jpg)

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9569/09092008212nb6.jpg)

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/839/09092008214cd6.jpg)

(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/7876/09092008216yr4.jpg)

(http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/5421/09092008220ou7.jpg)

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/237/09092008222fa3.jpg)

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/5225/09092008223yv7.jpg)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6932/09092008224wn8.jpg)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5885/09092008228ed8.jpg)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5575/09092008235lp6.jpg)

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(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6500/09092008244ij0.jpg)

(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2561/09092008237nv6.jpg)

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/592/09092008245ka9.jpg)



Got plans for the future if i keep it. Tidy the bodywork up totally, respray the sh1te parts, which is basically everything that hasnt already been sprayed. Getting another AEX engine from rmachines, so will use that as my project engine (yeah a better start than a 20vt, more simple for me  :laugh: , us clueless kids ehh?). I can learn from that and when it is done, hopefully i will be able to tune it, so it aint a standard 1.4,  and hope to squeeze a few more bhp from it. Will clean the engine up nice along the way. Then swap the current AEX for a new AEX. Much simpler than a 20vt conversion  :tongue:

Might grab an old set of bbs ra's and refurb them myself.

I got a badgeless grill at home, but am going to wait before spraying it. Not sure if im keeping 1.4 or whether the valver will need one, so will wait and see for that one. I got dtm mirrors too, which i will probs color coded and put on 1.4 reckon they will suit the look.

Plan will most defo change, as it always does, but i will keep you all posted if i dont get lazy!!! lol!



LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic a.k.a. LL -> MK3 1.4 '96 Lovin' It!
Post by: bigman_10 on 09 September 2008, 21:31
lol flippin heck mate from that last bit sounds like you've got plenty to be getting on with. :laugh: you may as well not of told us i'm still guessing as to what comes next!

sounds like its going to be good though, and cars looking sweet at the mo!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 September 2008, 21:57
haha i do tend to plan out what im doing as i write the post!!!!  helps me if i can write it down :grin:

A general plan though, sort of like goals i have set rather than a plan - stuff i want to do with it.

I dont even know what comes up next!!!!! A clean probably!!! I love the fact that the paint loves in good nick and the handles actually look properly sprayed and none of the grim had shown up, haha good old camera, makes the car look :cool:

Forgot to mention what has been done. I wont be able to list it all, cause i cant remember it all atm!! But here is goes:

- GTi interior and rear lights.
- cheap xenon headlight bulbs and ice blue sidelights
- color coded badges, bumpers and side trim.
- dewipered
- german pressed plates in Wurth plate holder/surrounds
- Powerflow custom stainless steel catback exhaust
- Full sound system; basically everything is uprated with loads of bass!!!
- custom induction kit

......... ummmmmm .......... too tired atm lol

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: Blazing Storm on 09 September 2008, 22:06
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9757/image153xh1.jpg)

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3769/09092008193do2.jpg)

It looks soooooooooooooooooo much better than it started out as. You've really transformed it into something decent.

Looks like you've learnt a lot from this, which is good. Shows you care about your car and you haven't chavved it up, which is excellent. Looks spot on apart from wheels and headlights. I'm not one for subs but that's just me (getting old lol).
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 September 2008, 20:40
LOL!!! keep forgeting how much its changed! wtf happened to it before!!! haha!

Alloys are the ones i got with it and never got round to getting new ones - well new ones that fit! Got the azevs, which i wish fit properly but the offset is to low really and just not practical.

Need to pick up some bbs ra's. Get them off the bay real cheap, and would defo change the look. Kinda annoys me looking at the car with the fox alloys on, cause i know i should have a nice set of alloys on there!

Headlights - been trying to look for a set of hella twins for a while.
If i ever get round to it i might take them apart and spray them black (the non-reflective parts, its been done by loads of peeps on this site.)


Kinda makes me want to keep it, looking at how much it has changed and how much i have put into it.
RIGHT! im putting the work in on saturday and tidying the garage so i've got somewhere to keep this beast! Who knows it become something more in the future!

Thanks for comments peeps!!!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: Blazing Storm on 11 September 2008, 20:56
I think after all the hard work you've put into it you should keep it a while longer. I know you want something faster but at your age I'd recommend keeping it another year, saving up some money whilst building up another year's NCB and getting something you really want. I drove around in a low engined car until I was 19 when I bought something a little sportier, which worked out better as insurance was cheaper too. Just my 2 pence worth.

Some BBS wheels would look great btw.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: Dan34 on 11 September 2008, 22:27
Yeah BBS's RA's would look well good  :tongue:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 12 September 2008, 14:36
Could always stick mine on it  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: MooZ on 12 September 2008, 14:42
Love it mate, I really don't like bright coloured cars, but you've done this for me, I'd drive it anyday!!!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 September 2008, 17:35
Love it mate, I really don't like bright coloured cars, but you've done this for me, I'd drive it anyday!!!

cheers m8 :afro:

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: MooZ on 12 September 2008, 19:26
Yeah! How slow are mk3 1.4s? I'm sure I raced one in my 1.3 mk2... and did it... at least I think he was trying.... I'm not really one for speed though. Looks are the main bit.

As for the wheels, I think the ones you have on are not too bad... But BBS RA's would make it look reallllllll nice. Spray them black too to match your tints, and it would look the dogs bllckz  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 September 2008, 21:09
yeah i want to refurb a set of ra's in black. should look mint. maybe dark grey/silver ish, mix black with grey to give it a slight greyish, not sure. either way, ra's will look waaaaaay better than the kerbed-ass-pieces-o-sh!t i got on there atm!!! lol

1.4 aint too bad, well it aint great though. its faster than the modern 1.0l's like colt's, etc 107's, polos. Its neck and neck sort of with my m8s 1.4 seat leon 16v. but its really not that great. Its pretty nippy, more than you would expect for a heavy car. But you need to get the revs up if actually want to move. :D

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: eightyeightmph on 19 September 2008, 10:22
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9757/image153xh1.jpg)

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3769/09092008193do2.jpg)


Hat's off to you dude, when you started out I thought you were a bit too chavtastic for my liking but you've gone from strength to strength & ended up with a respectable car at the end of it all. ICE in the boot is a 'little' OTT but for a bright RED MK3 it's not bad! :wink:

Nice job dropping in the GTi interior too, apart from the engine you'd think it was a GTi! :shocked:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 20 September 2008, 20:58
cheers m8!!!! i have done some engine work to make it look better. It aint going any faster, so why not make it look better? Sprayed parts of it black. Will get pics up 2moz.

People have said i've done well with such a tight budget.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: Dec on 20 September 2008, 22:17
cheers m8!!!! i have done some engine work to make it look better. It aint going any faster, so why not make it look better? Sprayed parts of it black. Will get pics up 2moz.

People have said i've done well with such a tight budget.

LL ;)

Defiantly done well mate it looks mint now! Like what youve done with it :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX - Finally Updated!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 September 2008, 21:08
Got pulled by 5-0 a week or so back. For the plates. He was alright about it, wasnt a bad cop, the rare kind - a nice, good cop who understood the dubbin' stylin'. Anyway, he said because the car was registered in the UK, it cannot have a "D" on the plate, it must be a GB or nothing. Other than that it was OK. He did say it would be a £30 fine. But he let me off! He was in an unmarked car, skoda octavia vrs, sweet cop car. I knew it was the police, he followed me for a while around town and i just said to myself, i'll drive around all day if i have to, lol  :tongue:

So i made a couple stickers at work, saves getting new plates.

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1999/17092008296wb7.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3828/17092008297yb3.jpg)

(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/6702/17092008298km1.jpg)

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3253/17092008299ke8.jpg)


Also sprayed the cam cover and exhaust manifold cover - black. No primer, used HT spray paint, and a bit of laquer on top for the shine. Came out quite nice and cured well too. Didnt take very long at all, and was easy to do. Just dont overtighten the cam cover bolts when refitting! here the pics:

gave it a good wire brush and degreasing
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all the yuck on the otherside of cover
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1254/20092008310qw8.jpg)

cam cover off
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4149/20092008309zt7.jpg)

after a few light coats
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laquered
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before
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after
(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/915/21092008318to4.jpg)

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/4316/21092008319ei0.jpg)


cheers for the comments peeps!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: vwjack on 21 September 2008, 21:15
yeah you gotta love on them pressed plates. the font will get you nextand good effort on the rocker cover and the other thing looks good in black. :cool:


jack
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 September 2008, 22:22
yeah the exhaust manifold thing just needed to be black too! pressed plates really do make a difference to the look of the car.

he didnt say anything about the font, and i didnt even think about asking!

The font is one of those things you can get away with, cause its just if you can read the font. And considering it is the official font of germany, it must be easy to read. (is for me!). The important things are the letter (GB) and spacing i think.

Thanks for the comment m8!

got a set of bbs splits coming, but they are 5 stud, just something to refurb and use on a future car or sell them after the refurb, not sure yet. Also might have a go at smoothing a bumper, i got a spare rear bumper to play with.

Totally not sure at all what im doing with my car situation atm. I might sell the 1.4 and get a new one when insurance renewal is up. mk3 valver or if i can get da money a 1.8t mk4/a3 - but i kinda want the mk3 the most!!!! just i keep getting the feeling that i should keep the 1.4 to work on, but when i think about the amount of work it needs to get it to show quality, its just not worth it. And it being a CL isnt great either, so it would be much easier to get a new car.

So i keep thinking is it worth doing more work to the car if im gunna sell it, i just dont know! Some say its just a 1.4 and not worth it - get a gti. I see where they are coming from. Others say get keep it for while. I just dont know!!!!!

I think i am steering more towards sell though.

Got a new compressor in at work now, so might have a go at doing the rear bumper with it and see how it turns out, if it is mint, then i might just have to have a go at respraying more of the car! just need to find out if i can do it at work though, and the odds are against me on that one......

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: bigman_10 on 21 September 2008, 22:33
Full respray - go for it mate!!!!! i'll warn you now its like a peedo's tacke in toy's 'r' us really long and really hard!

it's good to learn how to do though, try the bumpers first and then see what you want to do after, i'm glad i did mine but it did take me about a month of serious ball ache! i like the rocker cover and manifold shroud though looks good mate!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: vwjack on 21 September 2008, 23:30
maybe your right on the font. i got pulled over this time last year, no fine but yeah the D gives it away.they do press plates in the uk font thats fine and uk standards.

bbs rm splits?

yeah its all about a bigger engine. im selling the 1.3 for a mk3 1.8 se cant wait to get my hands on one! :drool:

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 September 2008, 23:35
cheers m8, i had the bumpers and front arches and grill done already. Bonnet is ok, its the doors, and back panels which need redoing. Bonnet is fine, but i will just wrap it in black vinyl if it looks gash after the rest is resprayed. I would think about doing it, but its just i will probs be selling end of the year. I might do it anyway, as it would be a great learning experience and if it goes well, then it will defo be a selling point, that it has had a full respray! It would look really mint then! People dont like it when they can see rust and faded/sh!te paintwork; they just walk away and you lose your sale, or get the sale for a much lower price.

Well...... looks like i will have to see if i can get it a place to do it. Think were getting in spray gun hoses, etc at work, so will be able to borrow all the equipment. I wont be doing bumpers, etc. Did you leave everything on the car then, doors closed and just sprayed the outer part of the car? this is what i would do, but not sure.

I am going to go see a m8 who knows what they are talking about next weekend, he did my azevs, and see what he says. Got a few dents and a couple rust patches that need sorting, other than that its just sanding down, prime and paint. Will assess the bodywork that needs doing first and get that sorted, prime it up and then paint. Will plan it out first though and get all the bits ready to go.


no rm splits unfortunately, 16" ones, not 100% what they are, but they look like RXII maybe, like what shady p has.


I think i will finish off the 1.4, getting it looking exactly as i want it and then sell for a gti. It would have been a good starting base and i have learned lots, which i can take forward and use to make the gti even better!


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 September 2008, 23:36
ooo and if the refurb of the bbs splits goes well then if i can get a set of ra's v cheap that are in bad condition; refurn them and put them on the 1.4 as the finishing touch!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: vwjack on 21 September 2008, 23:53
rx's are nice.

yeah its always good to start to the dub scene. well great full it was a mk2 and not some sh!ty 106. its all about money and time, id love to do more to mine but i want more power then my 5 bhp 1.3.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: bigman_10 on 22 September 2008, 13:15
when i did the respray i took all the panels off, (apart form the boot hath as it easier to leave it on and you could easily do the inside anyway. i removed all the windows and seals and sprayed it right up to the inner most part that would be covered by a seal. with the arches i just took them off and reprayed the whole thing and likewise with the bonnet (although it was easier to prep whilst it was on the car so i took it off just before). Its hard work but worth it, i think if your getting rid of it though dont bother, as its quite time consuming and expensive in paint and you'll loose money rather than gain it? if you've got one panel thats sh!t try that and see how you feel becasue when you start getting dents and rust and dented rust holes and the like it become major ball ache as getting the filler flat is a skill in itself that i had to quickly learn!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 September 2008, 13:48
really the only parts that NEED respraying are the back quarter panels.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: eightyeightmph on 23 September 2008, 09:50
I've got 'illegal' plates but have been ok so far, MOT next week though so may have to put the originals back on, everyone else just assumes it's a German car! :grin:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m12/eightyeightmph/Image012d.jpg)
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m12/eightyeightmph/d.jpg)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: Dec on 23 September 2008, 10:04
Love your car 88 it looks so sweet! Numberplates look good too  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: eightyeightmph on 23 September 2008, 10:33
Cheers dude, always appreciate some appreciation especially from a MK2 man!! :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> WOW has it changed over the past year!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 October 2008, 11:29
well found out yesterday that my head gasket has been on its way out for almost a year. i asked a few of m8s why it was doing this and that and they didnt know, so i just ignored it, until yesterday. i had to help my m8 jumpstart his car and one of my other m8s noticed that steam was coming out of my oil breather and under the oil cap on the rocker cover, was orange foamy stuff, ahhhhhhhh he said, head gasket.

great, but i said its been like that for ages, but only recently has been losing quite a bit of water. well apparently its going to go soon then!

sooo, gunna drop another 1.4 AEX in there for now, that should be a straight forward swap. Still looking at putting a better engine in though, not sure what yet. I've been through so many different engine ideas :laugh:  ohh thanks to rmachines for basically answering every Q, my PM inbox is like a conversion guide lol


Well onto other news and got new tyres coming for my Azevs, thinner ones, 195's so hopefully that will reduce a bit of rub. if not, then roll the arches.

now, the car has quite bad paintwork/bodywork tbh. there are a couple dents and both rear quarters are sh!te. minimal rust though, i mean i havent found any major rust, which is good news. sooo a respray is in the cards, but a full respray in original color isnt really worth the hassle or the money, sooooo, rattle can matt paint it is then!

Was thinking a simple black or camo green. dont want to do matt yellow or blue or red really. But respraying it like this means i dont need to worry about scratches, etc, as its sooo easy to touch up, even a dent you can fill, prime then just spray, dont need to worry about it.

i might have a go at smoothing bumpers, etc too in the process of doing this. will look phat with smoothed body, the wide offset azevs in matt black or camo green. especially awesome if it had a 1.8t mmmmmmmmmm :D

its only a 1.4 cl, and i was going to run it into the ground anyway, so lets have fun on the way down!!!!!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: eightyeightmph on 07 November 2008, 09:23
Updates? :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Diamond Hell on 07 November 2008, 10:09
Due in a scrapyard any day now?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: eightyeightmph on 07 November 2008, 10:19
Due in a scrapyard any day now?

Ah man, I thought you'd gone & done us all a favor & fcuked off. :rolleyes:

What is it that makes you think you can put people down. :huh: LL has put sh!t loads of effort into that car, & I'd wager it's worth more to him & many others than your sh!tty wreck. :sick:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: VeeDubClub on 07 November 2008, 10:29
Due in a scrapyard any day now?

Ah man, I thought you'd gone & done us all a favor & fcuked off. :rolleyes:

What is it that makes you thing you can put people down. :huh: LL has put sh!t loads of effort into that car, & I'd wager it's worth more to him & many others than your sh!tty wreck. :sick:

I agree with 88 on this one!!


Anyway... I want some updates lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 07 November 2008, 10:50
I also agree with 88, DH you just have the need to be a b!tch all the time don't you?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: mattneck(Beavis) on 07 November 2008, 12:58
zOMG ROFLHARRIS!!

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It's the fact you all rise to it and fuel DH that tickles me everytime  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Diamond Smell on 07 November 2008, 13:11
I'm sorry guys it's because I'm socially inept & have nothing better to do than slag off people over the internet whilst I'm sat at home contemplating how I wasted my life. :laugh:

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: JC on 07 November 2008, 13:15
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Diamond Hell on 07 November 2008, 13:19
You know when someone's upset when they go to all that effort, don't you.

Best not judge my life by your standards.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Diamond Smell on 07 November 2008, 13:24
What I say;

You know when someone's upset when they go to all that effort, don't you.

Best not judge my life by your standards.

What I mean (and quietly feel in side);

"Someone went to all that effort me? Ah guys, man it's almost like I have 'real' friends, this'll shut Mum up next time she says I should get out more"

"I'd best not judge my life by any standard... boo hoo hoo!"

:afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 November 2008, 14:10
hey DH.........

............. f*ck off out my thread!!!!!!!!

I like to have a laugh but not with you, your a c*nt.


LL ;)


btw, updates soon, just havent done anything to it, so nothing to update on lol
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Ashley on 07 November 2008, 14:26
Best not judge my life by your standards.

Wopping out the 'don't judge me card' ? Boo-bloody-hoo.

It's coming on well LL, quite an inspiration for my wreck of a 1.4!

Where did you get your exhaust btw? I've had a read through but can't seem to find if/where you've said?

keep up the good work.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 07 November 2008, 15:30
What I say;

You know when someone's upset when they go to all that effort, don't you.

Best not judge my life by your standards.

What I mean (and quietly feel in side);

"Someone went to all that effort me? Ah guys, man it's almost like I have 'real' friends, this'll shut Mum up next time she says I should get out more"

"I'd best not judge my life by any standard... boo hoo hoo!"

:afro:

This made me laugh out f**king loud whilst having a sh!t on the toilet (got a laptop). LOL!

But what made me laugh even more was LLs reaction "I like to have a laugh, but not with you, you're a ....!" LMFAO!!!!

45h845h, he bought it from Rmachines from the forum, I'm after one for my 1.8 but can't find any on the cheap atm lol! And yeah LL, cars coming on nice, hope I get to see it next Sunday ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 November 2008, 18:34
Well its not too bad, needs some bodywork and paint work. minimal rust though and under body is mint.
gti interior, boot all lit up red, footwells red. gotta love it lol. thats it for interior stuff. got the sound system in of course.

powerflow exhaust, like shady said came from rmachines. its sounds sooo awesome.


I can sort of do an update of what i might do to it.

well the car needs alloys. now i got my azev a's, which are sweet. and i got my rxII's which are 5 stud. Now if i was to use my car as a proper project as in new brakes, engine, etc, then i would use gti/vr6 brakes and then use the 5 stud rxII's. I got a set of 195/45/16 which fit the azevs and rxII's, and both need the tyres, so need to decide what im doing, so i can put the tyres on the right alloys.

If i keep my car:

Now the rxII's are split, so i will do the centres the color of the car and outers in white. Then vinyl wrap bonnet white. or change the white to black, so black rims and bonnet.

If i get a gti:

Same thing as above these wheels will go straight on it, with color coded centres and white rims, then a white bonnet. I reckon the white would look phat on a blue, black or dragon green gti.


So yes, im looking at getting a gti, off to see a some this weekend if i can. Thing is car is going to need a new head gasket i think, clutch, ohh and the mot is due end of month, as is the tax and insurance. So i might just keep mine as a project, work on it for while (can use work van, so no transport issues). then get it back on the road.

I was on the look for a 1.8t, and almost handed over big dough for a cupra engine, but it fell through. Still sort of on the look for a 1.8t, but i keep changing my f***ing mind and its annoying!!!

plan changes everyday lol.


Here is the plan atm of what i would do if i kept my car:

ok, so paint work isnt great. so i would do lots of bodywork, getting out all the little dings, etc. new panels if needed, but i doubt that. unless i can get them cheap. then rat respray it - matt black! then like i said before white bonnet, and the bbs rxII's with matt black centres and white rims and all new bolts, that i might spray white too.

Then 1.8t it, with gti/vr6 brakes setup all round.

Thats the plan is simple form lol.


LL ;)




Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 November 2008, 21:14
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Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 November 2008, 21:32
I got my azevs on today, and because they are 16's, they fill the arches more and the height was awesome, so it looks more slammed, which is phat. the azevs themselves look phat too. took the centres out so the bolts show. Looks better this way, cause it emphasises the dish.

But of course, as it did before it rubbed like a b!tch. So a quick call to my m8 and he comes over with his arch roller. Its awesome, made it himself. Uses a genuine vw widow maker jack and the centre of a nova steel wheel and then a few various bits welded on and then a roller. Yeah the paint cracked a bit, which was going to happen and found out that the front arches will probs need replacing, but got spares somewhere i think.

Got pics of the rolling, but cba to upload atm lol, wil get them up when i can some pics of the car as it is now. Daylight is limited now :angry:

Also wired the headlights into the remote central locking. Couldnt figure out how to wire in the hazards. got the right wire for them, etc and had all right, but it didnt work, so i gave up and just wired it to the headlights. So now when i lock/unlock it, the headlights flash instead of the hazards. which is good enough for me. Shady, i can show you on sunday or pm me and i can tell you, not hard at all, no soldering or cutting wires.




Ok and because the azevs look soooo phat, plans have changed lol. Still looking at gti's, but i reckon i might keep the 1.4 as a project.

Badly needs discs on the back, so need the entire subframe, etc off a mk3 gti, then use mk2 discs to keep it 4 stud. then for the fronts mk2 hubs and mk3 everything else (calipers, carriers, discs).

Now i am going to go ahead with the paintwork and bodywork. Me and my m8 are going to go around the entire car looking for imperfections, dents, etc and mark them. Going to make the entire body mint. Repair any rust that we find, although i dont think is much if any. Going to go with smoothed bumpers and a badgeless grill. Might smooth off sides too. Smoothed boot, but might keep the license plate bit.

Then prime it and get it all sanded and smooth ready for paint. Now for paint, i going with matt paint, but not sure on color, matt black had been played, matt green is phat, but still played. Thinking matt blue, like a really rich dark matt blue. Would be phat.

So i could be rolling to the yeovil meet in primer, depends how things go. probs not though, cause smoothing it out takes ages.

Got mot/tax/insurance coming up soon, so need to get that all sorted.

Then once all this is done, then its engine time. Totally dont know what to do here. 1.8t would be nice, vr would be nice, even a 2.0 8v would be good. Depends on money, time and difficulty. But it is in need of a new engine, 1.4 is just too slow!

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 November 2008, 23:23
Sounds like some good sh!t going on with it dude, I'd like to do the same with the repairing the body etc, I've grown attached to my car you see, so want to keep it, but need a faster engine, I'm thinking 8V ;)

Will be good to see what it looks like next Sunday! And also gotta tell me how to do the headlight thing, I'd get that done tomorrow :D ready for the meet haha!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Wayne on 09 November 2008, 23:33
Sounds like some good sh!t going on with it dude, I'd like to do the same with the repairing the body etc, I've grown attached to my car you see, so want to keep it, but need a faster engine, I'm thinking 8V ;)

Will be good to see what it looks like next Sunday! And also gotta tell me how to do the headlight thing, I'd get that done tomorrow :D ready for the meet haha!

To be honest, your best bet with what you would get if you sold it plus it is clean and tidy for its age, would be to drop a 8V or 16V in it, cheap and easy enough to pick a doner car.

Sorry for the hijack.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 November 2008, 23:49
Sounds like some good sh!t going on with it dude, I'd like to do the same with the repairing the body etc, I've grown attached to my car you see, so want to keep it, but need a faster engine, I'm thinking 8V ;)

Will be good to see what it looks like next Sunday! And also gotta tell me how to do the headlight thing, I'd get that done tomorrow :D ready for the meet haha!

To be honest, your best bet with what you would get if you sold it plus it is clean and tidy for its age, would be to drop a 8V or 16V in it, cheap and easy enough to pick a doner car.

Sorry for the hijack.

That's what I plan on doing ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 November 2008, 00:03
some say well just sell and get a gti, but i have got attached to it sort of. i guess when you work it so much, you want to complete the project.

looking at all engines, if time and money allow, then 1.8t is going in. need to think about it, but you can pick up a 8v engine very cheap, abf 16v are a little more expensive as are a vr.

pm sent shady.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Wayne on 10 November 2008, 00:31
I would pick the 20V or ABF over a VR6.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 November 2008, 00:36
I would pick the 20V or ABF over a VR6.

ahhhh but the vr is soooo vdub - heavy, drinks petrol, and the sound!!!


i would prefer to have a 20vt, not many mk3's with them in.

its just sourcing one thats not so expensive. they are such sort after engines. I need to get the body all done, get my 1.4 through mot, get it insured, taxed, etc. then set my budget for a engine conversion and get rocking.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 November 2008, 21:47
OK weekends here, so i will have some time available in the daytime - LIGHT!!! which means i can actually get some pics.

Done a sort of service so far

>>> fuel filter, oil and oil filter. Coolant. Spark plugs and going to do the pollen filter.

Well the oil breather was coughing up a lot of sh!t and smoking a lot. Still smokes and coughs up a little bit of sh!t. Although i will give a week to see if it will clear up after the service. Runs much better now with new plugs and stuff, seems to pull that little bit better.


Got my new (used) tyres on, only ns2's, which are sh!te, but are a much better size, 195/45 and give a little stretch. Plus they have 7mm tread and i got them very cheap.


So, got new tyres and the new alloys on, fixed the rubbage problems, so i reckon its time to lower it more! Just needs to go that bit more lower and it will look way better.


Also going to get some super redex stuff. like amazing awesome stuff you add to the oil, fuel WATEVA, to try and reduce the steam/smoke coming from the oil breather. dont think its head gasket, runs too well for that to be gone.


Going to get started on the bodywork soon, looking for matt paint now and also got an awesome idea for vinyls.....
looking for a dark matt blue, should look phat. although color is subject to change, but its probs going to be a dark matt paint.


so yeah piccies to come!


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 November 2008, 00:28
Here it is so far, havent cleaned it in a while, been sh!tty weather for so long now.

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4315/15112008593bn0.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/677/15112008595hb1.jpg)

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/753/15112008591kk4.jpg)

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/1581/15112008592zz4.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4003/15112008599rd1.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/424/15112008596li9.jpg)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/4086/15112008600rf4.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4435/15112008604yn1.jpg)


I have cambered the front wheels in as much as possible, looks way phat and handling is actually better.

AND... i have tested the tyres out in the wet weather and cant say anything bad about them. Nankang NS-2's, supposed to be budget tyres, etc, but actually not that bad! good for the money!

i also lowered it more, and rolled the arches (think i've said this already lol). all good cause of the respray, so need to do a bit more arch work to tidy them up, maybe flare them a little more and put 5-10mm spacers on to push the wheels out more. mmmm offset of like et10-15.......

looking at replacing one of the front arches due to corrosion and rust, etc. probs easier to fit new one in good condition rather than save mine.

also will need to look at upgrading brakes at some point, just trying to source parts now.

As said respray coming soon, working on smoothed bumpers at the moment and looking out for a new engine..............

more pics of the bumpers to come and bodywork, etc.


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Wayne on 18 November 2008, 07:58
Looks good.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: eightyeightmph on 18 November 2008, 08:33
Impressive! :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: davero on 18 November 2008, 09:58
Looks good LL :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: VeeDubClub on 18 November 2008, 10:32
That looks awesome! amazing how much difference the wheels make! fantastic work mate!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: DubFan on 18 November 2008, 10:48
Nice work. Looks good.
I like those headlights actually, though perhaps the lower bit of the grill should be red.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 November 2008, 14:14
cheers peeps, its coming along.

not sure about color coding grill and lights. might leave them as is, especially if its sprayed matt blue.

on the look for 1.8t i reckon. would be sweet.

btw, tested out the handling, etc properly today :evil: the camber and coilies, wow! slammed it round corners and it held very well, minimal roll too.


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: vwjack on 18 November 2008, 14:20
looks well good man.

i argree you should colour code the lower grille thing.

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: sharpie on 18 November 2008, 14:37
looks sh!t.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: eightyeightmph on 18 November 2008, 14:41
looks da sh!t.

Doesn't it just! :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: eightyeightmph on 18 November 2008, 15:25
In short....

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/971/image151ae5.jpg)

Do the "tonight Mathew I'm going to be" magic and...

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/753/15112008591kk4.jpg)

Voila! :D

Who did the window tints btw? :huh:

For what it's worth I think you need to get some GTi skirts on it & colour code the mirrors & for godsake fix that grill, it's missing the best bit! ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: kells on 18 November 2008, 17:58
just needs a GTI grill in red and red headlamps and its all good :wink:

and sharpie needs to crawl back up that bum hole  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: eightyeightmph on 18 November 2008, 18:27
just needs a GTI grill in red and red headlamps and its all good :wink:

and sharpie needs to crawl back up that bum hole  :grin:

Get him a t-shirt that says "keep on trolling" ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 18 November 2008, 20:55
I think LL has done a f**kin superb job :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: sharpie on 18 November 2008, 21:00
I think LL has done a f**kin superb job :)

want a straw with that?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 18 November 2008, 21:08
I think LL has done a f**kin superb job :)

want a straw with that?

Only if you give me a strawberry milkshake :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Vdubbster on 18 November 2008, 21:27
Looks good matey. Red Grill tho, no doubt
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Wayne on 18 November 2008, 22:14
Leave the grill black looks mean.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 November 2008, 22:22
sharpie - get out my thread, your a c*nt too haha. no one cares what you think.

anyway, yeah couldnt be arsed with spraying the grill as all getting resprayed anyway, so just wacked it on.

debadged will look mint once i get my smoothed bumpers on, should tie it all in. working on them as we speak!

done something to the splitter, haha its sooo awesome imo!!! will get pic up of it soon. Didnt spray it, better :afro:

yeah, need to grab some gti mirrors, mmmm electric! will grab electric window everything all round and grab some new door cards all round. Try and grab some leather ones if i can.

did tint myself. need to redo the tailgate, but getting a new tailgate anyway.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Diamond Hell on 18 November 2008, 23:10
It's still a 1.4

It's still Barryboys.co.uk fodder.

It's still proof you can't polish a turd. 

It's still entertaining watching you continue try polishing it though.

As you were.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 November 2008, 23:12
It's still a 1.4

It's still Barryboys.co.uk fodder.

It's still proof you can't polish a turd. 

It's still entertaining watching you continue try polishing it though.

As you were.

i told you before to stop posting, whats up with you?!?!

ohh and i never polished anything in my life :afro:

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Diamond Hell on 18 November 2008, 23:14
i told you before to stop posting, whats up with you?!?!

You told me to stop posting.

Duh.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 18 November 2008, 23:23
i told you before to stop posting, whats up with you?!?!

You told me to stop posting.

Duh.

How come you don't give me any sh!t for my 1.8 then DH?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Wayne on 18 November 2008, 23:33
It's still a 1.4

It's still Barryboys.co.uk fodder.

It's still proof you can't polish a turd. 

It's still entertaining watching you continue try polishing it though.

As you were.

Sorry but thats harsh and uncalled for, we have all not got endless amounts of money and we all started somewhere, I think it is miles above barryboys crap, yes it is a 1.4 but will have a bigger engine one day.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Diamond Hell on 18 November 2008, 23:40
How come you don't give me any sh!t for my 1.8 then DH?

Only so much time in each day.

Today is not your day.  I'll make more effort in the future, or deputise to Sharpie if I'm light on time.

Sorry but thats harsh and uncalled for, we have all not got endless amounts of money and we all started somewhere, I think it is miles above barryboys crap, yes it is a 1.4 but will have a bigger engine one day.

That's the point - most of the cars on BB will also have a bigger engine one day.

All show, no go = bad.

All go, no show = good.

There need to be illustrations of the bad though and as the first post in this very thread says:

Quote
This is my first car, first project. I'm 17 and so don't always know whats best

I guess some people just start out from a low base.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: ToRo on 18 November 2008, 23:41
Don't know what everyone's problem is? It's still a golf ffs!

Good work LL, don't listen to them, they just think they're high and mighty as they can afford GTi's and are old enough for cheaper insurance!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: boneybradley on 18 November 2008, 23:43
I think the black grille is ok (maybe just paint the bottom part?)
It's still a 1.4    Yeah so all younger golf drivers should have gti's?? what an idiotic thing to say with insurance costs and inexperience

It's still Barryboys.co.uk fodder.  Yeah as it's got a huge kit and takky flekk paint  :undecided:..it will fit in well there? Maybe you should go and have a look on there as its sounds like you dont know what the site is?

It's still proof you can't polish a turd.    Well I'm sure you'll polish up quite well??

It's still entertaining watching you continue try polishing it though.      Is that English? I guess grammer isn't your strong point??

As you were.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Vdubbster on 18 November 2008, 23:43
Miles better than my first car brap brap
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 November 2008, 00:31
cheers peeps  :D

would have had a gti/vr6 as first car, but insurance is just stupid!!!

looking for a 20vt all the time, but conversion aint cheap, so need to save. always loads on ebay, but never see anything on there cheap. just need to get lucky and find a stacked ibiza cupra or a car carrying the prized 1.8t.

sourcing brake parts too. going to gather a load of sh!t and then blitz it all over a weekend sometime. will be planned out. would be nice to have a donor car with the 1.8t, so any parts needed can be stripped from it, much easier. Not easy to find one thats not already been taken by a breakers.


LL ;)



Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: eightyeightmph on 19 November 2008, 08:52
It's still a 1.4

It's still Barryboys.co.uk fodder.

It's still proof you can't polish a turd. 

It's still entertaining watching you continue try polishing it though.

As you were.

(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/4387/shootself3kd.jpg)

For an IT geek you don't know much about the internet? Have you even visited barryboys? The definition of which is for liberally applying filler and chicken wire to a poorly fitting body kit on a sh!tty wreck of a car with some cheap halford-esq alloys thrown in for good measure...

I see none of the above on LL's car? I see someone putting time & effort in turning a standard 1.4 golf into something which will have more get up and go than most the Gti's on here? It's not like he's just talking the talk either, it's a 14 page thread with continuos progression. He started this as a 17 year old - I sure as hell wouldn't of been able to afford anything bigger than a 1.4 when I was 17, infact my first car was a 1.0 Polo.

I'm amazed how douche bags like you & sharpie are permitted to troll around on a sign up forum, anywhere else would of had you banned by now not only for your worthless 'holier than thou' posts but just for being the low-life bottom sucking scum you are?

EVERYONE knows you have a massive problem with MK3's, so why not just crawl back into the MK2 section with your little blanket where you & you're recruited affiliates can just bum each other contently.

I'm sure you'll toss each other offer at how excited you are with someone retaliating but you are so far past pathetic it's untrue. Surely you must have something just a little bit more constructive to do? Why not go have another go at breaking something on your mates car, or hell, sleep with your sister again? Take your pick! ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: VeeDubClub on 19 November 2008, 10:03

DH is a c*nt oviously has absolutely nothing better to do in his life!

LL This car rules! I just love it! You've put so much time and effort into it. And when you put that first pic of it next to the newest one the change is amazing!

I'd be tempted to do the bottom of the grill red though mate?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Karloss on 19 November 2008, 10:51
DH, think your just jealous that hes actually making an effort and learning about this as he goes!

Hes inspired me to do more with my daily driver for a bit of fun and muck around with it. So cut him some slack. I say hes done some great work and really enjoying what hes doing so if you got nothing better to post that that sort of Cr*p then dont post.

Why waste your time if thats all you got to say!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 November 2008, 16:47
One word:

Nobcheese

That's what DH is.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: VeeDubClub on 19 November 2008, 16:52
One word:

Nobcheese

That's what DH is.

Well you are what you eat ay!  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 November 2008, 18:57
haha, cheers all. surprised the odd couple havent been banned yet!

I have actually learnt a lot by doing it all. Cant wait to get the bodywork done, but then i really cant wait for a new engine, 1.4 really is just too slow lol.

picked up some rain-x today too, going to be putting that 2moro.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Karloss on 19 November 2008, 19:45
Gday LL,

Hows your pocket going? Roughly how much do you think you have spent?
Sent you a pm to ask you a few questions, whats your cars mile age like at the moment???

Must say its a huge transformation and something to be very proud of to put that sort of work in and getting the results, its an accomplishing feeling no doubt.

So what future plans for the next coming months, being realistic. :P
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 November 2008, 20:21
Next coming months. well if i can find them, 1.8t and brakes!

mileage is around 94,000, dont know it exactly.

as for money spent, not that much tbh, done all the work myself. Coilies are the only new parts i bought i think.

i also forgot to mention on the PM, coilies!!  and i also fitted a remote kit to my central locking, although havent figured out how to wire it to the hazards, harder than you may think!


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: GOLF_STU on 19 November 2008, 22:33
just been reading from the start and gotta say a few comments were harsh to say the least  :sad:

the cars lookin good and at the end of the day if you like it thats all that matters. you modify a car to your own tastes whatever they may be  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Chris-White on 21 November 2008, 19:58
Im feeling the azevs! what size are they, look 16'ish to me?

Liking the progression in this thread, even if it is very budggetty, but who cares, reminds me of me lol. 

seriously dont like the tints though, but then i am a full blown tint hater. Also, get the grille painted, not liking the black / red clash myself.

 :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: JC on 21 November 2008, 20:00
honest but polite chris :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: eightyeightmph on 21 November 2008, 20:12
honest but polite chris :afro:

 :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 November 2008, 20:19
Im feeling the azevs! what size are they, look 16'ish to me?

Liking the progression in this thread, even if it is very budggetty, but who cares, reminds me of me lol. 

seriously dont like the tints though, but then i am a full blown tint hater. Also, get the grille painted, not liking the black / red clash myself.

 :smiley:

tints "hide" things, might take them out though. basically because i will get a gti tailgate when i respray my car and so the new one wont have tint, and i probs wont bother to redo it as the tailgate is a huge a$$hole to tint, so will probs take sides off. depends if i can be bothered to tint it, and how well it goes with the new color.

yep, azevs are 16"

not doing anything with grill, etc yet cause of the respray. i'll spray the car and then look at it again.

Its very budgetty lol, had it when i was in school and earned very little money (weekend job), so had to be! did most/all of the stuff myself and with help from mates. BUt thats what its all about, doing it yourself, saving money and learning along the way. actually have learned a lot this way tbh.

cheers peeps!


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 November 2008, 20:19
honest but polite chris :afro:

 :smiley:

:afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Ashley on 22 November 2008, 22:11
looking v.good LL, well done!

I'd  say as long as you're intending to spray it, no point in painting it to only paint over it again.

I'd leave the lights black if I'm honest, although with matt blue that would look excellent
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: MooZ on 22 November 2008, 22:40
It's still a 1.4

It's still Barryboys.co.uk fodder.

It's still proof you can't polish a turd. 

It's still entertaining watching you continue try polishing it though.

As you were.

You're still a dick.

LL's car still looks 20x better than your sh!tty syncro.

I still wouldn't want you banned - it's entertaining watching a fully grown man b!tch over the internet. LOL.

As you were.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Diamond Hell on 22 November 2008, 22:45
LL's car still looks 20x better than your sh!tty syncro.

Given that the only thing that's 'styling' on my sh!tty Syncro is the de-badge grille I'll take that as a compliment.  I'm not really about 'looks'.  You might have thought people had figured that by now.

I still wouldn't want you banned - it's entertaining watching a fully grown man b!tch over the internet. LOL.

Takes at least two to tango, that includes you and - hey - the scales say I'm not fully grown yet - I've put weight on in the past 6 weeks.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 November 2008, 23:03
looking v.good LL, well done!

I'd  say as long as you're intending to spray it, no point in painting it to only paint over it again.

I'd leave the lights black if I'm honest, although with matt blue that would look excellent

cheers m8, its coming along. only doing the respray cause i like working on the car and still researching/planning/saving for the conversion and running out stuff to do! so as the bodywork is in need of work, might as well do that.

will get some pics up l8r of the progress on the bumpers. need to source a tailgate and maybe new front arches.

need to get car ready for mot, so check it all 2moro. looking to buy paint soon too and start sanding down the car.

and MooZ - :afro:


LL ;)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: eightyeightmph on 23 November 2008, 18:51

I still wouldn't want you banned - it's entertaining watching a fully grown man b!tch over the internet. LOL.

Takes at least two to tango, that includes you and - hey - the scales say I'm not fully grown yet - I've put weight on in the past 6 weeks.

Perhaps step away from the keyboard once in a while & do some exercise! ;)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Benrevs on 23 November 2008, 19:31
Children!!!   Your parents ever say "6 of one half a dozen of the other"?  You lot threw your to Gi-joes  out the pram about a few comments and now you are doing exactly what you were moaning about!!  Still tis entertaining. :grin:   All in all good progress on the motor, not a massive fan of the mk3 but looks good.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: Diamond Hell on 23 November 2008, 19:51
Perhaps step away from the keyboard once in a while & do some exercise!

Thanks for the tip.

I will just as soon as I can get back on my bike after the BMW driver knocked me off it and fractured my kneecap.

Only another 2 weeks and the pounds'll come off again and I'll be back down from Golf3 weight to Golf2 in a jiffy  :tongue:

At my ripe old age I have to work hard to try and keep away from becoming as fat as a VR6.  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 November 2008, 20:24
come on now the recent attempts at ripping each other have been poor. maybe we need a thread in the nonsense section for this ongoing arguement :D

Pics of bumpers coming up l8r!

LL ;)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 November 2008, 21:41
Here are the pics of bumpers so far, still got quite a bit to do. takes a while to get them right. The pics sort of show the progress of them over time. For the front bumper, i used fibre glass bridger to fix the vents in place and smooth the gaps around them. For the license plate part, i used a bit of pvc foam from work, cut it to size and screwed it in place, as well as using fibre glass to stick it down. The have used body filler to tidy it up. Used as little as possible cause i know it cracks easy. Not going crazy with the smoothing, keeping the lines, but getting rid of the deep part that runs around the bumpers. Should look quite good and will be a nice subtle mod. I thought might as well, as im doing all the bodywork.


(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/544/18112008619ak1.jpg)

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/100/18112008620uf2.jpg)

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6164/18112008621ps3.jpg)

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5605/18112008627sd1.jpg)

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4511/18112008629vb0.jpg)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9103/22112008636aq9.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/1778/22112008638du1.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3210/22112008640bw6.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1096/22112008639xe9.jpg)

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6488/22112008645fm6.jpg)

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3160/22112008646ae2.jpg)


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 23 November 2008, 22:01
Where you putting your front license plate dude? I hope not where Mikester put his when he did this lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 November 2008, 22:12
Where you putting your front license plate dude? I hope not where Mikester put his when he did this lol!

its going below where it used to be, half on the splitter sort of thing. Got it all planned.

basically, i got a license plate holder thats got loads of holes in it to be used as screw holes, but i can use them to cable tie the holder to the front bumper. using the things that are the middle lower vent of the front bumper.

cable ties ftw!


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: sharpie on 24 November 2008, 12:47
i like the tints. they show you empathise with the people that have to sit in the back.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Wayne on 24 November 2008, 12:54
Good tip for the front number plate is to hold it on with magnets, then it is easy to remove for shows etc.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 November 2008, 17:23
Good tip for the front number plate is to hold it on with magnets, then it is easy to remove for shows etc.

wont work very well with the way its going to be on. i got loads of cable ties so just cut them and use new ones when it needs to come off.

cheers though :afro:


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 November 2008, 17:25
i like the tints. they show you empathise with the people that have to sit in the back.

??

the back seats arent for sitting :afro:

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: eightyeightmph on 24 November 2008, 18:43
i like the tints. they show you empathise with the people that have to sit in the back.

C'mon monkey boy, we're done with the 'bating' that's been going on. Move on. :wink:

If you've got nothing nice to say don't say anything! :afro:

Keep at it LL, look forward to the finished article! :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 November 2008, 19:01
i like the tints. they show you empathise with the people that have to sit in the back.

C'mon monkey boy, we're done with the 'bating' that's been going on. Move on. :wink:

If you've got nothing nice to say don't say anything! :afro:

Keep at it LL, look forward to the finished article! :D

cheers m8, i cant wait for the finished product either!! except i need to put the work in to get there (damn).

i enjoy doing it, its quite rewarding too! hopefully get the bumpers finished soon, all primed. Then i will put them on the car and roll with them on. That way i can see them in different lights and see if anything needs changing. Also it should make me work faster to get the whole car done!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Wayne on 24 November 2008, 22:01
Good tip for the front number plate is to hold it on with magnets, then it is easy to remove for shows etc.

wont work very well with the way its going to be on. i got loads of cable ties so just cut them and use new ones when it needs to come off.

cheers though :afro:


LL ;)

No what I meant was I have seen people use magnets to put / hold them in the orignal place, I think they hide washers in the filler.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 December 2008, 01:12
K, the bumpers are coming along, havent been working on them as work has been hectic and the weekend was CRAZY!!!! hahahahaha!!!!

I said before i did something to the splitter, need to post a pic up, imo its cool. I have had mixed opinions, which was expected. Both "PHAT!!!" and "what the f*ck have you done!?!?"
So pics to come for this.

More pics of the bumpers soon too.

Looking at getting a mk3 gti donor too, found one, just need to win the bidding. will use the brakes from that, bonnet and a couple other bits.

Ohh and looking for some yellow film to cover the hellas with, mmmmmmm yellow hellas, never seen them before, ever.

Will be a unique car once it all gets done, crazy splitter, yellow hellas, matt dark blue paint work with smoothed body and holding a 1.8t under the hood, which with some work, should be pushing 260bhp! But probs wont lol!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 December 2008, 01:15
Sounds like it will be f**king ace man, I always look forward to your unique things you do with the car, no doubt I'll be a "WTF have you done to the splitter" person but lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 December 2008, 01:21
Sounds like it will be f**king ace man, I always look forward to your unique things you do with the car, no doubt I'll be a "WTF have you done to the splitter" person but lol!

most likely lol! as will most/all peeps on this site, but thats how we at devondubs do things!!!

cba with pics now, im tired as f*ck!!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Josho on 09 December 2008, 14:42
C'mon man get some pics up! I'm getting a MK3 1.4 and I need some inspiration, and this thread has given me some!

Shame mines not red though :( or even dragon green, never thought I'd like a green car.

I love the red and the Candy Blue or something.

If only I could respray mine Cobalt blue. MMMM  :evil: :evil: :evil:

Pics mate  :wink:

Cheers for the inspirtation!

Might take 16 secs to get to 60, but atleast it's a Golf, right?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 December 2008, 15:21
C'mon man get some pics up! I'm getting a MK3 1.4 and I need some inspiration, and this thread has given me some!

Shame mines not red though :( or even dragon green, never thought I'd like a green car.

I love the red and the Candy Blue or something.

If only I could respray mine Cobalt blue. MMMM  :evil: :evil: :evil:

Pics mate  :wink:

Cheers for the inspirtation!

Might take 16 secs to get to 60, but atleast it's a Golf, right?

Never thought I'd like a green car either until I got mine ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: Wayne on 10 December 2008, 09:08
K, the bumpers are coming along, havent been working on them as work has been hectic and the weekend was CRAZY!!!! hahahahaha!!!!

I said before i did something to the splitter, need to post a pic up, imo its cool. I have had mixed opinions, which was expected. Both "PHAT!!!" and "what the f*ck have you done!?!?"
So pics to come for this.

More pics of the bumpers soon too.

Looking at getting a mk3 gti donor too, found one, just need to win the bidding. will use the brakes from that, bonnet and a couple other bits.

Ohh and looking for some yellow film to cover the hellas with, mmmmmmm yellow hellas, never seen them before, ever.

Will be a unique car once it all gets done, crazy splitter, yellow hellas, matt dark blue paint work with smoothed body and holding a 1.8t under the hood, which with some work, should be pushing 260bhp! But probs wont lol!

LL ;)



You can get yellow tint film, someone on ed38 sells it or I did my foglamps with stained glass paint works fine, got a spare pot here if you want it to try.

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p51/jmfangio5/lights-1.jpg)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Needs a 20vt in NOW!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 December 2008, 19:52
only using film, as i can remove it. if they werent hellas i would spray/paint them, but not risking wrecking a set of hellas!

OK i said pics, i got some of the bumpers, but will wait til i can get more pics of them on the car.

Yes, they are on the car and are pretty much done. They need a touch here and there, but i will do that when i go over the car looking for imperfections.

The bumpers look phat, there in primer, so cant see what it will look like really, but i reckon it will look great.

Dont get time in the week to get photos, so will hopefully have a full photo session this weekend, inside, outside, the lot.

Ohh and plan atm for the engine is a 1.8t with a k04 running qpeng, with a 2.5" exhaust. qpeng plug and play is just so great, easy and it comes ready mapped to like 270/280bhp with the setup i want. Just trying to source parts now. As the qpeng stuff is expensive, i need to pick up a 1.8t cheap. although would pay more for a TT/S3 engine that comes with a k04, as separetely, they are quite pricey. Ohh and looks like im going to custom fab my own 2.5 exhaust, cause getting a custom one made will be very expensive!!! will have to see how funds are.


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered!!!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 December 2008, 21:32
OK, it was sunny today, but still really cold!!! nice day to take a spin down some country lanes.........

yep, the car is caked in sh!t and mud, etc, really needs a clean!!!

Found a spot to take some pics. i was randoming along roads that i had never driven on before, exploring. Good fun. Stopped in a lay by for the pics.

I have got my smoothed bumpers on there and my crazy splitter. Got new oil breather piping and oil catcher, which is a bottle of Oasis, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I also found out that i had an old car alarm siren in my engine bay, so i moved that to the drivers side of the bay and wired it to the horn. Sounds f**king awesome now! LOL!


So heres the pics:

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5465/14122008691iq0.jpg)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5249/14122008692tw6.jpg)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9517/14122008693ta6.jpg)

(http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/9113/14122008695py3.jpg)

(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3919/14122008696vd5.jpg)

(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/245/14122008698ko6.jpg)

(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/8400/14122008699ce4.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5998/14122008701gi8.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4576/14122008703gk1.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5590/14122008705el9.jpg)

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/994/14122008707ik3.jpg)

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/821/14122008709ag0.jpg)

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/7434/14122008711nt1.jpg)

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/4991/14122008712cw8.jpg)

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2070/14122008713hq1.jpg)

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/383/14122008715dz8.jpg)

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6777/14122008717uh8.jpg)

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5602/14122008718dj7.jpg)

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7224/14122008724co7.jpg)

(http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/3415/14122008725ls6.jpg)

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8626/14122008726sv7.jpg)

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1857/14122008723xu1.jpg)


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: Khare on 14 December 2008, 21:34
looks good mate :smiley:
just needs that bumper paint and your done!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 December 2008, 21:46
Cheers m8, next part is too go over the whole car and fill all dents, dings, etc.

Getting another CL tailgate, to smooth and new front wings as mine are a bit knackered. Also planning on smoothing the doors, so no bump strips.

Getting all electric windows and mirrors soon too thanks to Rmachines.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: Dec on 14 December 2008, 21:51
Bumpers should look ace when done mate, nice plans for the rest of it too! What about colour coding the grill?

Not really feeling the splitter though but thats jut my opinion of course :)

Is that slammed as much as it will go on the coilovers?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 December 2008, 22:05
Bumpers should look ace when done mate, nice plans for the rest of it too! What about colour coding the grill?

Not really feeling the splitter though but thats jut my opinion of course :)

Is that slammed as much as it will go on the coilovers?

Thanks m8,

haha with a splitter like that, i cant expect many to like it lol! Never seen safety tape on a car before, so that why i did it!

Coilovers have got some thread left. Dont know how much though. Cant slam it anymore though, splitter is getting killed enough as it is!

Grill will most likely be color coded, mayb the hella surrounds too, just have to wait and see how it looks when the rest of the car is sprayed.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: don_231 on 15 December 2008, 14:48
looks good, however i kind of like it as it is now.as in left in primer, atleast you wouldnt have to worry about car security  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: eightyeightmph on 15 December 2008, 14:51
...the splitter....HHAHAHAHAHAHA!  :grin:

Brilliant! :afro:

Looking good dude, looks like you put a lot of work into those bumpers!  :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 December 2008, 17:22
cheers mate, put a fair of time onto them and theyre not done fully yet, but wil finish them when i do the rest of the car.

cant wait for leccy windows!!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: boneybradley on 16 December 2008, 17:30
I might have to make my splitter like that....at least it will match all the speed humps I scrape it on!!
Now can you stop doing so much work as your making mine  :sick: (or is that me being lazy? :wink:)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 December 2008, 18:26
haha it kinda makes sense - "caution" - as it scrapes all the time!

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: Chris-White on 16 December 2008, 18:40
Your driving around in the damp and wet in primer? Thats not good for the paint dude, primer is porous.

Liking the smooth bumpers though, looks like youve done a good job there.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 December 2008, 19:08
cheers m8.

yep, damp and wet in primer lol.

trying to make myself get on with the rest of the car by putting them on. will work soon lol, its just sooo f*ckin cold to be doing bodywork!!

I cant take all the credit though, my m8 did some of the work lol, i was doing it and then he did a bit and then decided to finish them off. Of course i let him, which was great, cause it was p!ssing me off trying to get certain parts right!!! cost me a few kfc's, but was worth it :afro:

So if anyone wants some smoothed bumpers, i'll ask my m8! He will probs do them for a good price!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 December 2008, 18:43
OK, noticed this the other day:

need a power cap, as all lights in the car dim with basslines, haha too much power going to the sound system!!! even headlights dim, quite funny at night, caus its in time with music (of course). and it doesnt dim a lot, just noticable and doesnt affect vision or anything.

going to dynomat the doors and boot too soon, too much vibration.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 17 December 2008, 19:34
OK, noticed this the other day:

need a power cap, as all lights in the car dim with basslines, haha too much power going to the sound system!!! even headlights dim, quite funny at night, caus its in time with music (of course). and it doesnt dim a lot, just noticable and doesnt affect vision or anything.

going to dynomat the doors and boot too soon, too much vibration.

LL ;)


Get a better battery ;) LOL!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 December 2008, 19:46
OK, noticed this the other day:

need a power cap, as all lights in the car dim with basslines, haha too much power going to the sound system!!! even headlights dim, quite funny at night, caus its in time with music (of course). and it doesnt dim a lot, just noticable and doesnt affect vision or anything.

going to dynomat the doors and boot too soon, too much vibration.

LL ;)


Get a better battery ;) LOL!

pretty much new one and its a good one.

i run 2 subs off a monoblock, so when the peak power comes in, the amp sucks up a lot of juice! Not to mention the other amp for the speakers!

i reckon you need more power in your sound system lol!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 17 December 2008, 19:50
OK, noticed this the other day:

need a power cap, as all lights in the car dim with basslines, haha too much power going to the sound system!!! even headlights dim, quite funny at night, caus its in time with music (of course). and it doesnt dim a lot, just noticable and doesnt affect vision or anything.

going to dynomat the doors and boot too soon, too much vibration.

LL ;)


Get a better battery ;) LOL!

pretty much new one and its a good one.

i run 2 subs off a monoblock, so when the peak power comes in, the amp sucks up a lot of juice! Not to mention the other amp for the speakers!

i reckon you need more power in your sound system lol!

LL ;)

Admittedly I don't have a monoblock, I'm running a 4 channel amp for the sub and front comps, but still, I'm happy with the sound as is atm, gonna upgrade the amp to a mono amp for the sub and get a 2 channel amp for the front comps, but that's in the pipeline lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 December 2008, 20:33
keep the 4 channel and run 6x9s and front doors from that and then a monoblock and run two 2 subs in 2ohm off it.

well thats my plan, almost done it, just need some new front speakers with crossovers - they are so important. sooo type r component set should do it. just need to look around for some.

then will most likely get some 6x9 type r's at some point. You get a much better sound quality when all your speakers are the same.


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: DubFan on 18 December 2008, 12:40
If you're running 2 subs off one mono-block amp, that may be the cause of the dimming lights.
Running 2x 4ohm speakers reduces the impedance to 2 ohms which many amps will stuggle to power and that will pull more power from the car's battery/alternator.
If your subs are 8ohms each, then the impedance will be reduced to 4ohms in total which can still be a bit low for some amps.
Do you really need 2 subs? Is the extra weight and bass volume really needed?
If you can't do without it, then I would definately recommend you run each one off it's own amp channel.
A power capacitor can only do so much. The alternator on the car may be a bit puny considering you've got the 1.4 engine.

Try disconnecting one sub and see if that helps, if not, try a power cap, if that doesn't help try an uprated alternator.

I would always advise running one speaker/sub per amp channel, it will always sound better.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: Dec on 18 December 2008, 14:38
My lights were dimming the otherday but that was cause of a damp coil, they were going right off then back on then right off :tongue:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 December 2008, 18:06
If you're running 2 subs off one mono-block amp, that may be the cause of the dimming lights.
Running 2x 4ohm speakers reduces the impedance to 2 ohms which many amps will stuggle to power and that will pull more power from the car's battery/alternator.
If your subs are 8ohms each, then the impedance will be reduced to 4ohms in total which can still be a bit low for some amps.
Do you really need 2 subs? Is the extra weight and bass volume really needed?
If you can't do without it, then I would definately recommend you run each one off it's own amp channel.
A power capacitor can only do so much. The alternator on the car may be a bit puny considering you've got the 1.4 engine.

Try disconnecting one sub and see if that helps, if not, try a power cap, if that doesn't help try an uprated alternator.

I would always advise running one speaker/sub per amp channel, it will always sound better.

ohh yeah, need the bass! yeah running 2ohm and that is why m8, but i knew it would suck power, just going to see if a power cap will make a difference.

didnt plan on running 2 subs off a monoblock, but then my mate gave me his twin vibe setup. going to amp the fronts and upgrade all speakers etc and see how it sounds. dynomat the car, etc.

then maybe look into a really good 2 channel to run the subs or grab a Jl audio w7 next time im in the states!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 January 2009, 23:18
just an update about nothing.

on holiday atm, so nothing has happened, but just to say plan is all going ahead when i return on the 10th Jan.


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 January 2009, 23:24
And you better be coming to the meet in Brizzy lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 06 January 2009, 10:07
Surely too far for a 1.4 with a suspect head gasket.

National Express would probably be quicker.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: don_231 on 06 January 2009, 16:08
Surely too far for a 1.4 with a suspect head gasket.

National Express would probably be quicker.

heartbreak kid....
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.4 ---> Things are starting to get primered! Pics!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 January 2009, 20:33
was looking at qpeng for the 1.8t conv. but now i think i'm going to run Megasquirt. Will much more fun and a will be a good learning experience for me. Ohh and its cheaper lol!

going for a parts search this weekend - brake parts and a few other bits, and mayb a 1.8t if im lucky, but it seems unlikely. also going to need a 16v fuel pump.

a couple body parts like a fuel cap and mayb both the wings for the respray.


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: avengedslayer on 16 January 2009, 18:09
dude i hope you succeed at this better than i did! i spent many summy nights last year doing this! looked absolutely spot on paint went on and two days later loads of craks started forming! i was seriously peeed off! i ended up getting new bumpers and sacking it off lol :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 January 2009, 21:08
dude i hope you succeed at this better than i did! i spent many summy nights last year doing this! looked absolutely spot on paint went on and two days later loads of craks started forming! i was seriously peeed off! i ended up getting new bumpers and sacking it off lol :smiley:

haha, spent many nights lol. goin 2 b properly done, shud have a sprayer wit me to help/do it, depends if he can b bothered.

well, if it goes bad like yours, i'll just say its rat look..................


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 17 January 2009, 05:48
Could you do me a favour please dude (if/when you get time)

Could you measure the distance from the bottom of your splitter to the floor.

I know it's a strange request but I would like to know if mine sits lower, or not. :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: shepgti on 18 January 2009, 18:38
Could you do me a favour please dude (if/when you get time)

Could you measure the distance from the bottom of your splitter to the floor.

I know it's a strange request but I would like to know if mine sits lower, or not. :grin:

mine is around 4cm, what do other peoples measure??
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: boneybradley on 18 January 2009, 19:30
Mine is currently 4cm...... and exhaust is about 4cm too (speed humps love the kisses  :kiss:) but for summer and any shows it comes down to about 2.5-3cm as i run with the front about 15mm higher than the back (as vw intendid :wink:)
Alex why choose megasquirt?? speak to dickie (boredwelshlad) as he's sorting some sort of special management for his supercharge conversion and i'm sure it'll be cheaper  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 18 January 2009, 22:09
You sure you guys got your measurements correct?

shepgti - I checked your thread and your splitter looks about the same as mine?

My splitter is 3 inches (7.5cm/75mm) from the floor :huh:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: shepgti on 18 January 2009, 22:27
You sure you guys got your measurements correct?

shepgti - I checked your thread and your splitter looks about the same as mine?

My splitter is 3 inches (7.5cm/75mm) from the floor :huh:

they must have settled a little lower or somin :laugh:

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u261/shep306/002-2.jpg)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 January 2009, 22:48
well mine looks very low, but my coilies arent wound that low really, splitter sits around 2.5/3 inches from the ground. thats measuring from the middle.

2-3cm??? seems quite low! i scrap every speed bump and my splitter comes off (slightly detaches) a few times down rough roads and stuff. I even get grounded on some bumps!

As for the megasquirt thing, i can get it supplied and built for £200. which aint too bad, but after researching into it, it is actually quite complicated and seeing as this is my first engine conversion, i want things to be a bit more simple. therefore theres less things that can go wrong. looks like i will stick with qpeng. they can supply the ecu ready mapped to your specs. so with a 3" decat, cooler, k04, could be looking at 280bhp. And it is very easy to fit, so i dont need to worry about any wiring, ecu related problems, etc.

megasquirt is even harder when boost comes into play, and i dont want to blow up a 1.8t!!! could be a costly mistake!

although i defo want to try megasquirt, but i might try it with my next project. of course im not going to start/invest in another project until this one is complete, but i have ideas already. Im thinking 16v on r1 carbs running megasquirt or a vr6 ITB, not sure. I defo want to try megasquirt at some point, but not now. maybe play with it on a cheap run around, like an mk2 polo or another golf (mk2/3). will need to wait for insurance to drop before i can afford to keep 2 cars on the road.


Anyway, went on a parts hunt this weekend and found nothing. visited pretty much every scrappy too :(
although, i did blag a white petrol cap from a derv! need one tbh, cause the little ring/hole thing that the central locking bit goes through came off mine, so when the car was unlocked, it didnt sit flush.

also done a bit of bodywork this weeknd, not much, but started going around the car, tidying things up ready for paint. sorted 2 of the arches out, going to do the other 2 2moro nite. still more to be done on the car in terms of bodywork, but its getting there. i doubt it will be done in the next few weeks for the meet, but hey.
I also removed the spoiler. this will be staying off after the respray too, seeing as i go smoothed bumpers, i thought i'd go for a cleaner look.

I will post up a few pics in a bit.

let me know what you reckon, especially about megasquirt/ecu stuff. might consider it if i can get knowledge from a few peeps running there 1.8t on megasquirt or another ecu.


LL ;)

 
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 18 January 2009, 23:32
I'm with you on this bro, mine's 2.5-3 inches off the floor, I scrape the splitter on every speed bump, there's a road opposite my house that has a dip half way down it that I have to slow right down for, there's a road near my mates house that I have to avoid cus my downpipe scrapes right the way down the middle of it, I struggle getting in and out of some car parks, and I can't even use my own driveway so I have to park my car in a residential car park.

And my car is on 17's :huh:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 January 2009, 23:38
I'm with you on this bro, mine's 2.5-3 inches off the floor, I scrape the splitter on every speed bump, there's a road opposite my house that has a dip half way down it that I have to slow right down for, there's a road near my mates house that I have to avoid cus my downpipe scrapes right the way down the middle of it, I struggle getting in and out of some car parks, and I can't even use my own driveway so I have to park my car in a residential car park.

And my car is on 17's :huh:

any lower and mine would be REALLY bad

i really struggle out my drive, splitter sort of bends and scrapes for about 0.5-1m as my drive way goes down the road and there is a dip at the end of my drive. Im going to get some instant tarmac i reckon (got some at work) and when its dry im going to solve this issue!!

btw, i have to avoid certain areas due the lowness! but you 2-3cm guys are at the next level!!! respect!!


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 18 January 2009, 23:43
Well I forgot that you when you lower a car you need to allow room for the tyres when turning, so when I turn my front wheels it hits on the tyres, woops.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: shepgti on 18 January 2009, 23:45
yea thats the trouble with running 17's, you have to make it rub to make it look low.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 18 January 2009, 23:47
If it ain't rubbin' it ain't dubbin' hey?

I love the look on peoples faces though, they see the arch gap and the look on their face is immense :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 January 2009, 23:51
i got 16"s and they are fine, but i got arch modification due to low offset.

haha and the faces when they hear the scrapping :shocked: .................... :D

pics coming up soon!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 19 January 2009, 00:02
The look on their faces?

Where my mate lives, there's a speed bump that goes up, then across, then down again, but on the top part is a zebra crossing.
This old lady was waiting to cross and she had a guide dog so was obviously blind. I pulled up slowly, and instead of stopping before the speed bump, I got half the car up onto it and then stopped just before the crossing, my splitter scraped on the speed bump and to be honest it must have scared the crap out of the blind lady! I felt well bad lmao!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 January 2009, 00:05
The look on their faces?

Where my mate lives, there's a speed bump that goes up, then across, then down again, but on the top part is a zebra crossing.
This old lady was waiting to cross and she had a guide dog so was obviously blind. I pulled up slowly, and instead of stopping before the speed bump, I got half the car up onto it and then stopped just before the crossing, my splitter scraped on the speed bump and to be honest it must have scared the crap out of the blind lady! I felt well bad lmao!

LOL!!! i once had some1 tell me it was scrapping. they said it as if something was terribly wrong. I was like "no sh!t m8" its not like i cant hear/feel it or anything..........

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 19 January 2009, 00:09
Lmfao.. I bet we could sit here all night telling each other our storys.. like the other day my nan asked what the scraping noise was, I told her it was the tyres rubbing on the arches and she did nothing but moan about it :angry: What did she expect though, the back of my car is lowered about 95mm, I have 10mm spacers on the back, a Vibe 12" sub in the boot, and I had my dads 18" Mercedes wheel (off his Bora) on the back seat cus I was taking it to get a new tyre fitted :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: shepgti on 19 January 2009, 00:12
when me ma first saw me car she said how are you going to get to work? your cars broken.. i said how is it broken? she said well the wheels cant go round without hitting the bodywork..  i laughed for hours
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 January 2009, 00:13
My car ain't even lowered and I somehow still managed to rub the f**k out of it on a driveway I reversed up that (I'm not joking here!) had a 45 - 50 degree angle, and that was reversing up, that should pulled it off but somehow it didn't, I got out and looked, there was no clearance at all for it, so went forward and just **rub, sratch, rubbage, ahhh** lol! They fair well, I'll give them that.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 19 January 2009, 00:13
Lmao. I'm tempted to stick my BBS RA's on tomorrow and wind those b!tches down :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 January 2009, 00:14
they just dont understand.........

when people ask me questions about lowness/crazy mods/etc i say this

"if you have to ask, you just wont understand" its a dub thing. mmmmmmmmm sticker idea...............

bbs ra's mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: shepgti on 19 January 2009, 00:15
Lmao. I'm tempted to stick my BBS RA's on tomorrow and wind those b!tches down :grin:


do it, i wanna see!!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 January 2009, 00:17
they just dont understand.........

when people ask me questions about lowness/crazy mods/etc i say this

"if you have to ask, you just wont understand" its a dub thing. mmmmmmmmm sticker idea...............

bbs ra's mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


LL ;)

You know what, when I finally get my rear windows tinted, I'm gonna be getting one of the "It's a VW thing" stickers lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 19 January 2009, 00:21
Lmao. I'm tempted to stick my BBS RA's on tomorrow and wind those b!tches down :grin:


do it, i wanna see!!

Maybe, depends on the weather and how lazy I feel lol!

But the problem I'll have is that my downpipe sits lower than my splitter, so I'm a bit worried there.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> Parts search this wknd and Megasquirt is on the cards!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 January 2009, 02:13
PICS:

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/4607/14122008717kb1.jpg)
just to show you how low it is

(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/3846/18012009923wt8.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5823/18012009924ez0.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/3069/18012009926ru6.jpg)

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5918/18012009933fl5.jpg)

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4458/18012009934ps3.jpg)

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/1103/18012009935ik1.jpg)
spoiler off!

(http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/6788/18012009937jk3.jpg)

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/7474/18012009932ft1.jpg)
another bit i need to tackle 2moro!


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: VR6-Joe on 19 January 2009, 02:42
Mine's too high

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa29/GCL731Y/S7001123.jpg)

Must go lower LOL
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: Dec on 19 January 2009, 13:02
Joe, put 16's on and you would be near enough laying on the floor :cool:

I like those wheels though and isnt very cost efficient changing wheels just for that :laugh:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: VR6-Joe on 19 January 2009, 13:33
I love my wheels - I do regret going for 17's when I could have had the same wheels in 16" but I had 17's on my old Mk3 so you stick to what you know is best, don't you?

You should see them rolling though - Whenever I go past a shop window I have to stare at the reflection :grin:

I can't go any lower anyway cus I already have problems with my downpipe :angry:


LL - Do you have any problems with your downpipe at all?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 January 2009, 17:11
no problems with it.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: VR6-Joe on 19 January 2009, 17:19
Something must be wrong with mine then cus I keep managing to smack it on the floor  :undecided:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: shepgti on 19 January 2009, 17:59
Something must be wrong with mine then cus I keep managing to smack it on the floor  :undecided:

Driving too fast  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: boneybradley on 19 January 2009, 18:17
Something must be wrong with mine then cus I keep managing to smack it on the floor  :undecided:

Mine does that....must be the bigger bore that makes issues as mine scrapes loads desite being tucked well up!! (all you with washing machine engines won't understand  :grin: :grin: says me with an 8v with a 16v/vr exhaust fitted  :rolleyes:)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: Yuley on 20 January 2009, 22:17
Mine's too high

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa29/GCL731Y/S7001123.jpg)

Must go lower LOL

off topic, but ive been to where that pic was taken but cant think where it is lol. care to tell me?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: VR6-Joe on 20 January 2009, 22:44
It's Aldeburgh mate
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: Dec on 21 January 2009, 08:53
Something must be wrong with mine then cus I keep managing to smack it on the floor  :undecided:

Mine does that....must be the bigger bore that makes issues as mine scrapes loads desite being tucked well up!! (all you with washing machine engines won't understand  :grin: :grin: says me with an 8v with a 16v/vr exhaust fitted  :rolleyes:)

 :grin:

Cant beat the roar :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: avengedslayer on 21 January 2009, 12:05
dude i dont think you will pull off riding that low with a 1.8t lump in i beleive the sumps are way low in a mk3 :grin: also would you need G60 brakes or bigger brake conversion and strenghen the actual underneath of car its self??? :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: VR6-Joe on 21 January 2009, 13:50
Would be interesting to know actually cus I'd planned on putting a 1.8T in my old car (about a year ago now), but ended up selling that so I may do something with this one.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: boneybradley on 21 January 2009, 15:40
there should be no problem fitting a 1.8t with a few essential mod's...like using the gti front and rear brakes,suspension arms,roll bars,master cylinder and rear axle (converting to 5 stud while your there too...oh and this will be cheap as loads of people are breking 5 stud gti's at the mo).
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: Josho on 21 January 2009, 17:11
Yeah, I may be getting a 5 stud on Saturday to brake. I'm not sure, but I may keep the hubs and brake set up, and the MK4 alloys, or I'll let 'em go to you cheaply.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 January 2009, 20:09
im staying 4 stud, but using mk3 gti calipers. running g60 front discs and mk2 gti rear discs. will use oem discs first i reckon, but i am looking at black diamond for brake parts.

Got coilies, so will adjust height when it comes to it.

is it really worth replacing susp. arms and master cylinder?? thought they are the same part in all mk3's??


cheers.

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 January 2009, 21:28

matt blue if i do it properly with gun etc. (but not properly like guy with orange mk3!!!)

or if time/money/other sh!t restrict this, then i will buy a couple cans of matt black and do the traditional dub respray lol, but i dont think im going to do this, its like a last resort.

Never know though, i might go as far as doing all the visible red paint, i.e parts that can be seen when doors are open. when i do the engine conversion, im tempted to do the engine bay too.

the problem i have with all the bits im doin is to do things properly and not rushed requires a lot of time, which means the car will be off the road, i.e in the garage. so i need to arrange other transport really. i might be able to use work van if i really need to.

come to think about it now, i could do an entire respray over a weekend if i planned it right. strip it down friday night, spray/prep wateva sat/sun and then mon night put it all back together.


Anyway to the BIG news, bought myself a 1.8t!!!!!!!! AUM code, so it has the k03s on it, mk4 anni engine. cant wait for it to get here! hopefully there will be no messing about and it will be in good condition. I also bought a brand new k04 and im on the search for the rest of the parts for the k04 upgrade.

Got a huge list of all the parts i need and its a lot more than i thought lol!

LL ;)


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: Josho on 21 January 2009, 22:14
Wow good luck!

Shame you are so far away or you could swap your tax and insurance over to mine and use that. I'm being serious too, I'd love to help with a 1.8T MK3 conversion.

What you doing with your old engine?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 January 2009, 22:29
keeping the old engine most likely, might use it for something, but no plans atm.

always good to have to help, tis a shame your so far away.

thanks for the luck m8, looks like im going to need it for the parts search more than the fitting itself!!


:)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: boneybradley on 21 January 2009, 22:40
your master cylinder will be too small with big discs! you'll proberbly find you have loads of pedal travel (or the other way round?)
as for suspension.....yours will have 19mm anti roll bars and small arms etc.... the gti has 22mm roll bars and much improved arms (you'll find it will torue steer like an astra driven by a chav if you dont upgrade..its all about keeping the wheels as steady as possible!) and you can use your brake set up with gti suspension tho....
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: MrBounce on 21 January 2009, 22:58
keeping the old engine most likely, might use it for something, but no plans atm.



Boat anchor. Or doorstop...  :laugh:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 January 2009, 00:24
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keeping the old engine most likely, might use it for something, but no plans atm.



Boat anchor. Or doorstop...  :laugh:

actually given me a good idea. household furniture! make a table like in top gear using the block and some glass. Or just make the entire thing shiney and put it on the mantlepiece, its only a 1.4, should fit.................

BB - OK! sounds like i need more parts arrgghhhh!!!! hahaha, im getting a load of parts from the mk3 man, i.e. rmachines. So he should have those bits lying around. if not, DH is breaking a gti and hes going to the meet, so can get the stuff there.

i will get my list up here soon and cross off the bits i got. that way peeps can let me know if they have found something i need cheap. I know you all wanna help ......... :rolleyes:

thanks :)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 January 2009, 20:14
WHOOP WHOOP!! turbo arrived!!!!

brand new k04 and it is actually brand new, so they werent lying, which is always a bonus! still trying to source the other parts for the upgrade, and its a c*** to find all the parts 2nd hand cause no1 seems to be breaking there s3/tt engines!!!

engine should arrive next week.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: Josho on 24 January 2009, 14:34
AWESOME! Post up some pics!

I need to go take some in a min of my car.

How are you funding all this?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.4 to 1.8t
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 January 2009, 16:05
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7138/23012009942ey6.jpg)

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/7634/23012009941dg6.jpg)

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/1821/23012009940yp3.jpg)

mmmm turbo

funded via work, full time mon-fri


LL :)


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 January 2009, 19:02
after going out last nite around and about with it looking like a total sh!t heap lol, primered, dirty ohh and its a golf, so the novas and chav among town dont like them :rolleyes:

obviously it needs more work to rat it properly. some matt black, white diesel flap (cant say petrol, but is a petrol flap!), different colored bonnet.......................

SLEEPER CHAV EATER!!! :)


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: golfgtidan on 24 January 2009, 19:04
yea its looking bit rough, seen it as i was on way to work the other morn! lol the tape caught my eye lol!!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: dan7 on 24 January 2009, 19:07
I still haven't seen this 'work of art' about town yet!!!!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: golfgtidan on 24 January 2009, 19:09
I still haven't seen this 'work of art' about town yet!!!!

think ive seen your mk2 a few times, valley road possibly!?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 January 2009, 19:27
haha, RATing is an art lol, safety tape does it though.
get a lot of "wtf have you done?!?!?!"

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 24 January 2009, 19:29
Wow! Awesome turbo.

I can't wait for this to get started! Gonna be so awesome. My 1.4 will totally kick it's ass in a drag race though!  :rolleyes: :laugh:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 January 2009, 19:54
haha cheers m8.

just wanna see the look on the chav's with there novas and civic's or wateva when they see how sh!t it looks (remember they dont understand the rat look lol) and then bye bye.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: boneybradley on 24 January 2009, 20:07
You do realise ....... the rat look means you must sleep with your sister and have a friend called bubba!!  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 January 2009, 20:38
You do realise ....... the rat look means you must sleep with your sister and have a friend called bubba!!  :grin: :grin:

rat rules have changed now, that was soooooo 2008. :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: boneybradley on 24 January 2009, 20:58
whats 2009?? sleep with your brother!!!

oh and rat can be  :cool: (so much so I had thought of getting a dirty red bonnet! along with a few other bits)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 24 January 2009, 21:08
2009 you gotta sleep with ya mum ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 January 2009, 22:29
2009 you gotta sleep with ya mum ;)

f**k shady...................

engine bay is going to be sprayed too i reckon, dnt think i cba with smoothing. was thinking black silicon hosing, boost pipes, etc and a matt black bay, matt black under hood. taking the rat look to the engine bay too, would need to paint the ali piping black too. an entirely black engine and bay.

.......or maybe green hosing and a different colored bay, dunno yet.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: T_J_G on 24 January 2009, 22:41
Big plans mate. I think you're better off getting decent paint than going rat TBH.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Ashley on 24 January 2009, 22:43
good luck for the conversion  :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: T_J_G on 24 January 2009, 22:45
oh and not to pee on your chips but Ashmond did a K04 conversion on his AUM 1.8T and got lots of problems and in the end said the AUM bottom end isn't up to the power.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 January 2009, 22:49
oh and not to pee on your chips but Ashmond did a K04 conversion on his AUM 1.8T and got lots of problems and in the end said the AUM bottom end isn't up to the power.

i heard about his k04 problems, but many others have done it and had none. just gotta make sure you dont cut corners and do everything properly.

:)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 24 January 2009, 23:31
2009 you gotta sleep with ya mum ;)

f**k shady...................

engine bay is going to be sprayed too i reckon, dnt think i cba with smoothing. was thinking black silicon hosing, boost pipes, etc and a matt black bay, matt black under hood. taking the rat look to the engine bay too, would need to paint the ali piping black too. an entirely black engine and bay.

.......or maybe green hosing and a different colored bay, dunno yet.

LL ;)

:O graphic lol
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 25 January 2009, 00:03
OK cool. I see. So a really tidy nice engine bay and a rat look car? Love to see the chavs.

I remember a couple of years back, some Escort chavved up sat there at the lights with all neons ect, revving it up trying to impress me and my brother, about 4 of them, badly headbanging.  :rolleyes:

Anyway, my dad pulled out at the same time, I told him to pull away quick to annoy 'em. This is a 2.8 tonne Chrysler, smashed 'em off the line. We laughed at them and they responded my giving us the finger.

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 January 2009, 00:13
many a chav to be defeated.........

engine bay will be mint, but atm im thinking all black. sort of taking the rat look everywhere. dont see many rat look engines..........

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: bondbill2k2 on 25 January 2009, 00:19
for rat to be cool i think it should have somethin different,theres always going to be haters no matter what you do. The astra rat im sure alot have seen, it was different, personaly i think its ok not great but it was cool inside  :grin:
Just another ratty looking sleeper is boring, its been done a thousand times over, think of something different and go with it  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 January 2009, 00:42
im just going to do wateva i feel m8, thts wat its all about. doesnt matter wat others have done. and dont worry it will be different.

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 25 January 2009, 01:06
I just thought.... Won't the insurance be sky high?  :huh:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 January 2009, 01:29
I just thought.... Won't the insurance be sky high?  :huh:

who knows :D

ohh and i got fixed penalty notice last nite - german plates.

going to carnoisseur after work mon to order some dubmeister plates. would join the group buy but im not sending off my v5c. only £30 anyway from them, so not too bad. and they can be collected next day.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: VR6-Joe on 25 January 2009, 12:35
Hope you're not thinking of dropping in the 1.8T and not telling the insurance company?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Petec82 on 25 January 2009, 13:52
I love watching how this car evolves from how it started out through the colour coding and smooth stages and now its going RAT... quality mate.

Can't wait to see the work going on through the conversion and of course the end result. Wish I had the balls to do it to my golf but the management and wiring seem way too daunting for me.

Good luck with it mate!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 25 January 2009, 13:58
Hope you're not thinking of dropping in the 1.8T and not telling the insurance company?

Now we all know LL is stupid.  :grin: :tongue: But surely not that stupid!?

Just kidd'n LL!  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 January 2009, 15:11
Hope you're not thinking of dropping in the 1.8T and not telling the insurance company?

Now we all know LL is stupid.  :grin: :tongue: But surely not that stupid!?

Just kidd'n LL!  :grin:

haha if it saves money!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 January 2009, 15:15

 :rolleyes:  :evil:



















seriously though im going to tell the dvla about the engine change, tell insurance everything. new legal plates too, so when i get pulled or whatever im 100% legal and then there's nothing they can do. Plus it takes the weight off my shoulder and no more worrying about crash/insurance stuff.

AAHHHHAAAA see, more clever than you thought!!

LL :nerd:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 25 January 2009, 15:20
I think before anyone decides anything about how clever anyone is, you should get some quotes with your proposed engine.

I think given that you're 18 it might well stall your plans even if you *can* get a quote on it (which is pretty unlikely).
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Dec on 25 January 2009, 15:28
I think before anyone decides anything about how clever anyone is, you should get some quotes with your proposed engine.

I think given that you're 18 it might well stall your plans even if you *can* get a quote on it (which is pretty unlikely).

Good call that DH.

I looked at putting a 1.8 8v gti engine into my mk2 and they wouldn't even give me a quote, but I was fine getting insured on a 16v gti mk3 which is modified and has a much higher value than I set for the mk2 :)

Just from my experience mind but it won't be easy tbh :/
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 January 2009, 15:30
yeah cheers peeps :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: jamie_pyrite on 27 January 2009, 17:01
I believe HIC have the policy that if say, an engine from the mk4 1.8t was put into a different car, it would only take on the Insurance group of the mk4 1.8t :)

But you have to be 19 to go with HIC. Might be worth phoning Martin up and he may recommend somewhere else (Adrian Flux?) if you're 18.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: T_J_G on 27 January 2009, 17:17
Yeah but he's going to be using of an engine that is effectively from an S3 if it's running the K04 turbo.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2009, 17:56
Yeah but he's going to be using of an engine that is effectively from an S3 if it's running the K04 turbo.

yeah, i do realise this is going to be a t**t to sort out and it didnt even cross my mind until said, great shout DH.

i'll figure something out!

will talk to hic, im 19 in april, and my renewal is in nov. depending on how long it takes to get the engine in, might wait til nov. it wont take that long, but it might take longer than i thought sourcing the parts and planning it!

am going to be investigating insurers though, thanks again guys!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 27 January 2009, 18:05
oh yes, big power in a crap handling car, and main driver not even grown pubes yet. insurance will be no problem  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Dec on 27 January 2009, 18:16
oh yes, big power in a crap handling car, and main driver not even grown pubes yet. insurance will be no problem  :rolleyes:

Your sarcasm actually has meaning :laugh:

My mk3 handles alot better than my mk2 though (just driven both one after another) but im guessing its more to the fact one has PAS and the other doesnt :smiley:


Insurance will be a problem, end of.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 27 January 2009, 18:23
My mk3 handles alot better than my mk2 though

mk2 must have been missing bushes/shockies/wheels then
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: kells on 27 January 2009, 18:26
My mk3 handles alot better than my mk2 though

mk2 must have been missing bushes/shockies/wheels then

erm nope doubt it coz my mk 3 easily out handles my old mk2 16v which was on a J plate and i had it in 1996 with only 45k on the clock, the mk2 wasnt lowered tho, and it did handle well, just not as well as the lowered mk 3... and that is a fact my man!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 27 January 2009, 18:28
My mk3 handles alot better than my mk2 though

mk2 must have been missing bushes/shockies/wheels then

erm nope doubt it coz my mk 3 easily out handles my old mk2 16v which was on a J plate and i had it in 1996 with only 45k on the clock, the mk2 wasnt lowered tho, and it did handle well, just not as well as the lowered mk 3... and that is a fact my man!

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fact
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2009, 18:36
hahaha, i still got my youth m8, u in retirement yet? :D :D

yeah its going to be a b!tch to sort out insurance though.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: bondbill2k2 on 27 January 2009, 18:37
my mk3 handles alot nicer then my mk2 ever did aswell
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2009, 18:41
if i wanted it in a mk2, i would have bought a mk2 to put it in. anyway, my mk3 handles great, grips and grips. cant for the torque steer though, that should be fun :rolleyes:

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 27 January 2009, 18:43
yep i'm sure a mk3 on £150 coilovers will handle great.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Dec on 27 January 2009, 18:43
yep i'm sure a mk3 on £150 coilovers will handle great.

Mines on £400 coilovers :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: kells on 27 January 2009, 18:46
mine aint 150 quid Coils either but im sure you know best sharpie,  :rolleyes: :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2009, 18:48
yep i'm sure a mk3 on £150 coilovers will handle great.

:)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: DarnPB on 27 January 2009, 18:57
Ignore it and it will go away!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 27 January 2009, 19:04
£150 coilovers comment was dircted at the red and primer golf owner. insecurity showing with the other posters jumping at the chance to show off their cheap coilies.

Ignore it and it will go away!

i can't think of anyone who gets more involved and wound up more than you.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Dan34 on 27 January 2009, 19:07
£150 coilovers comment was dircted at the red and primer golf owner. insecurity showing with the other posters jumping at the chance to show off their cheap coilies.

Ignore it and it will go away!

i can't think of anyone who gets more involved and wound up more than you.

Ok im not usually one to go along with your mind games sharpie and i no you get your thrills from people reacting to you

but why do you do it? i really dont understand, this forum is meant to be a place where people discuss all things vw golf releated calmly. I just dont see why you do what you do, it is totally pointless.

well thats my rant over

Dan
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 27 January 2009, 19:10
£150 coilovers comment was dircted at the red and primer golf owner. insecurity showing with the other posters jumping at the chance to show off their cheap coilies.

Ignore it and it will go away!

i can't think of anyone who gets more involved and wound up more than you.

Ok im not usually one to go along with your mind games sharpie and i no you get your thrills from people reacting to you

but why do you do it? i really dont understand, this forum is meant to be a place where people discuss all things vw golf releated calmly. I just dont see why you do what you do, it is totally pointless.

well thats my rant over

Dan

f**king yes i can have my wank tonight now
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Dan34 on 27 January 2009, 19:13
£150 coilovers comment was dircted at the red and primer golf owner. insecurity showing with the other posters jumping at the chance to show off their cheap coilies.

Ignore it and it will go away!

i can't think of anyone who gets more involved and wound up more than you.

Ok im not usually one to go along with your mind games sharpie and i no you get your thrills from people reacting to you

but why do you do it? i really dont understand, this forum is meant to be a place where people discuss all things vw golf releated calmly. I just dont see why you do what you do, it is totally pointless.

well thats my rant over

Dan

f**king yes i can have my wank tonight now

 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: haha fair enough  :huh:

anywho i am just got annoyed twice now on this forum in like the space of 10 mins, i put up a post in mk2 section and its instantly locked and says use search function and change the belts on me car, thing is ive done that so how the hell am i meant to get help!!!! just peeded me off so i vented it on you, you did deserve it tho and seems ive helped you out abit now  :wink:

Dan
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 27 January 2009, 19:15
£150 coilovers comment was dircted at the red and primer golf owner. insecurity showing with the other posters jumping at the chance to show off their cheap coilies.

Ignore it and it will go away!

i can't think of anyone who gets more involved and wound up more than you.

Ok im not usually one to go along with your mind games sharpie and i no you get your thrills from people reacting to you

but why do you do it? i really dont understand, this forum is meant to be a place where people discuss all things vw golf releated calmly. I just dont see why you do what you do, it is totally pointless.

well thats my rant over

Dan

f**king yes i can have my wank tonight now

 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: haha fair enough  :huh:

anywho i am just got annoyed twice now on this forum in like the space of 10 mins, i put up a post in mk2 section and its instantly locked and says use search function and change the belts on me car, thing is ive done that so how the hell am i meant to get help!!!! just peeded me off so i vented it on you, you did deserve it tho and seems ive helped you out abit now  :wink:

Dan

since i'm feeling nice and don't mind derailing this topic... fan squeak is a squeaky fan when you turn on the interior fan. it's the fan motor and only squeaks on setting 2. does it on every mk2 i've been in.

squeaking while turning may be your power steering belt, replace belt or tighten up the tensioner.

on a side note - if the moderators were slightly more liberal, there would be far less 'annoying' posts. fact. just look at my sig after i put a rather amusing golf 5 picture.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/sharpie87/forum%20stuff/untitled-1.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/sharpie87/forum%20stuff/sig4.jpg)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 27 January 2009, 19:16
erm nope doubt it coz my mk 3 easily out handles my old mk2 16v which was on a J plate and i had it in 1996 with only 45k on the clock, the mk2 wasnt lowered tho, and it did handle well, just not as well as the lowered mk 3... and that is a fact my man!

Should have read:

erm nope doubt it coz my mk 3 easily out barges my old mk2 16v which was on a J plate and i had it in 1996 with only 45k on the clock, the mk2 wasnt lowered and I can hardly remember how it went, and it did handle well, I just can't remember how well it handled as my addled mind struggles to remember past my current car or the last few months... and that is a fact my man.

Insert punctuation wherever you're intelligent enough.

The opinions Kells is touting are only that, OPINIONS and only his own, poorly informed, rose-tinted opinions.  

How many articles are there out there commenting on how poor the Golf3 is vs the Golf2, both from the time and also more recent?

A LOT.  

The car was bloated and soggy.

Anyone kidding themselves that the G3 handles well, especially on cheap, nasty coilovers (that's under about £800 for the set), with a massive drop isn't driving hard enough to be able to tell and probably hasn't experienced a car either fresh out of the box, or properly modified that actually handles.  Coilovers are not necessary to make a car handle and the hottuning ones are a downgrade over fresh OE spec struts.  The only 'benefit' you are getting is a lower ride height, but that brings a huge range of issues with it.

From what he's said Kells has a car history most of us would try and keep quiet about - trying to objectively assess the handling of cars is never going to be a strong point, coming from someone who thinks late Ford Escorts handled better than a greased blamange on teflon.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: DarnPB on 27 January 2009, 19:17
£150 coilovers comment was dircted at the red and primer golf owner. insecurity showing with the other posters jumping at the chance to show off their cheap coilies.

Ignore it and it will go away!

i can't think of anyone who gets more involved and wound up more than you.

I did not react, I just made a statement. I mentioned no names, so you must have some kind of complex if you thought it was directed at you. But you were correct though! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Dan34 on 27 January 2009, 19:18
£150 coilovers comment was dircted at the red and primer golf owner. insecurity showing with the other posters jumping at the chance to show off their cheap coilies.

Ignore it and it will go away!

i can't think of anyone who gets more involved and wound up more than you.

Ok im not usually one to go along with your mind games sharpie and i no you get your thrills from people reacting to you

but why do you do it? i really dont understand, this forum is meant to be a place where people discuss all things vw golf releated calmly. I just dont see why you do what you do, it is totally pointless.

well thats my rant over

Dan

f**king yes i can have my wank tonight now

 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: haha fair enough  :huh:

anywho i am just got annoyed twice now on this forum in like the space of 10 mins, i put up a post in mk2 section and its instantly locked and says use search function and change the belts on me car, thing is ive done that so how the hell am i meant to get help!!!! just peeded me off so i vented it on you, you did deserve it tho and seems ive helped you out abit now  :wink:

Dan

since i'm feeling nice and don't mind derailing this topic... fan squeak is a squeaky fan when you turn on the interior fan. it's the fan motor and only squeaks on setting 2. does it on every mk2 i've been in.

squeaking while turning may be your power steering belt, replace belt or tighten up the tensioner.

on a side note - if the moderators were slightly more liberal, there would be far less 'annoying' posts. fact. just look at my sig after i put a rather amusing golf 5 picture.

Tarsey very much, that was the answer i was looking for

mods feel free to delete this  :grin:

Dan
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 27 January 2009, 19:19


Tarsey very much, that was the answer i was looking for

mods feel free to delete this  :grin:

Dan

they'll delete half this topic by tomorrow
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Dan34 on 27 January 2009, 19:24


Tarsey very much, that was the answer i was looking for

mods feel free to delete this  :grin:

Dan

they'll delete half this topic by tomorrow

yep i agree with you there

btw i have nothing again mods just in a wierd mood today

Dan
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2009, 20:12
i do like to see my fellow golf owners supporting me through a 1.8t conversion :D

thanks for the help!!!!!!!

LL ;)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 27 January 2009, 20:23
How is that insurance quote shaping up then?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 27 January 2009, 20:27
How is that insurance quote shaping up then?

it's as rosy as the paint on the bumpers.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: eightyeightmph on 27 January 2009, 20:28


Tarsey very much, that was the answer i was looking for

mods feel free to delete this  :grin:

Dan

they'll delete half this topic by tomorrow

Yet not your membership? Funny old world!  :undecided:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: DarnPB on 27 January 2009, 20:31


Tarsey very much, that was the answer i was looking for

mods feel free to delete this  :grin:

Dan

they'll delete half this topic by tomorrow

Yet not your membership? Funny old world!  :undecided:

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2009, 20:40
How is that insurance quote shaping up then?

havent even tried m8!!!

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 27 January 2009, 23:10
DH, LL said that he's 19 in April, so he can go on HIC, cheaper.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 27 January 2009, 23:12
DH, LL said that he's 19 in April, so he can go on HIC, cheaper.

I'm sure he read that Josh ;) be prepared for backlash ;) :P

I'm not sure but where do you get all your money LL? The insurance will no doubt go through the roof on this, which I can see being stupid money lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 27 January 2009, 23:17
DH, LL said that he's 19 in April, so he can go on HIC, cheaper.

He might be 19, and HIC might consider insuring him (although they might not with an engine transplant) but at what cost?

The most sensible thing at this point would be to find out if it would be insurable and if so, for how much.  Otherwise you're going to wind up with a car that is not only fugly, but potentially undriveable as it won't be possible to insure it for sensible money.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 00:13
DH, LL said that he's 19 in April, so he can go on HIC, cheaper.

He might be 19, and HIC might consider insuring him (although they might not with an engine transplant) but at what cost?

The most sensible thing at this point would be to find out if it would be insurable and if so, for how much.  Otherwise you're going to wind up with a car that is not only fugly, but potentially undriveable as it won't be possible to insure it for sensible money.

ahhh come on, where's the faith??? :D

will defo speak to HIC about it, seems like they would be the most likely to insure it.

shady - your on a need to know basis!! lol! nahh, i work full time, mon-fri and have very little outgoings.

I bet DH will be the funniest guy at the meet on sat, this is all just a setup so we dont expect it!!! :D

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 28 January 2009, 00:16
DH, LL said that he's 19 in April, so he can go on HIC, cheaper.

He might be 19, and HIC might consider insuring him (although they might not with an engine transplant) but at what cost?

The most sensible thing at this point would be to find out if it would be insurable and if so, for how much.  Otherwise you're going to wind up with a car that is not only fugly, but potentially undriveable as it won't be possible to insure it for sensible money.

ahhh come on, where's the faith??? :D

will defo speak to HIC about it, seems like they would be the most likely to insure it.

shady - your on a need to know basis!! lol! nahh, i work full time, mon-fri and have very little outgoings.

I bet DH will be the funniest guy at the meet on sat, this is all just a setup so we dont expect it!!! :D

LL ;)

I think he's a nice guy too be honest, he's sound when he sends you a PM, very helpful. I reckon he's just fronting ;) I will stand by you there LL and say he probably will be the funniest guy there ;)

Fair one with being able to afford it, I've probably got £500 outgoing and £700 incoming each month, I know it's not alot compared to the guys with mortgages and stuff but for what I make as opposed to the outgoings it's quite a bit...can't be helped though, I still find a way to deliver to the car (overdraft ftw :P)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 00:46
Well cba to post this earlier so here it is now.

Engine arrived today!!!! yeah!!!

its all good nic from what i can see, came with everything, even key and ecu and downpipe. no aux belt/alternator, but i knew tht and its no biggy.

piccies:

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9194/27012009950io1.jpg)

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5699/27012009951pz1.jpg)

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2408/27012009952xd8.jpg)

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7266/27012009953ow9.jpg)

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/633/27012009954wq1.jpg)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6812/27012009955wa5.jpg)


ohh and injectors came. guy said they had no writing on them so didnt know what they were, but they came off a 350bhp AUM 1.8t and had green tops, so i went for them hoping them to be bosch 440cc green tops, and im pretty sure they are, which is good! they had a part # on!!!

(http://i17.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/1a/3f/074f_1.JPG)


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 28 January 2009, 08:01
 :cool: Can't wait to see this done!

I want to be getting mine done, but I've got a Fiesta up here right now, starter motor, cog isn't flicking up to go into the engine. I think I've done it now with WD40 and a screwdriver.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Dec on 28 January 2009, 09:35
Can't see imageshack pics at work but nice one on finding an engine so quickly! :shocked:

Whens this all going ahead? Pretty soon I would imagine?

What brakes are your planning to use?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 28 January 2009, 10:07
ahhh come on, where's the faith???

Faith?  In insurance companies?

Are you completely mental?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 13:28
ahhh come on, where's the faith???

Faith?  In insurance companies?

Are you completely mental?

nahh i mean your faith in general, you never say anything positive, but always quick to point out the negative's. :D

cue sarcastic remark.... :rolleyes:


anyway, yeah moving things along quickly. at the moment just getting parts and organising a place to do it all in, got a garage that i can borrow for a while and store all the bits in, which is cool, get that next week. but once i got all the parts its going in. as for brakes, mk3 gti brakes, using g60 discs up front and mk2 gti rear discs, so it stays 4 stud.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 28 January 2009, 13:32
in all seriousness though make sure you have dh's permission first, its the most important opinion in the universe
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 28 January 2009, 13:33
in all seriousness though make sure you have dh's permission first, its the most important opinion in the universe

He can ask him face to face on Saturday :P
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Dec on 28 January 2009, 13:36
in all seriousness though make sure you have dh's permission first, its the most important opinion in the universe

No no no, DH can be alright. Its sharpie that needs to be watched. He's like DH's apprentice that got banged on the head and malfunctioned.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 28 January 2009, 14:51
No no no, DH can be alright. Its sharpie that needs to be watched. He's like DH's apprentice that got banged on the head and malfunctioned.

He's just Scottish, is all.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 19:32
No no no, DH can be alright. Its sharpie that needs to be watched. He's like DH's apprentice that got banged on the head and malfunctioned.

He's just Scottish, is all.

:D :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: DarnPB on 28 January 2009, 19:38
No no no, DH can be alright. Its sharpie that needs to be watched. He's like DH's apprentice that got banged on the head and malfunctioned.

He's just Scottish, is all.

:D :D

Still no excuse.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Ashley on 28 January 2009, 19:59
Sorry if this sounds nosey, but say somewhere would insure you - how much is too much to insure? I'm sure some places would insure for £2500+ a year, but is it worth it?

That engine looks the nuts - really hoping you can do this
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: mushy on 28 January 2009, 20:02
loving the panto of this thread :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 20:04
Sorry if this sounds nosey, but say somewhere would insure you - how much is too much to insure? I'm sure some places would insure for £2500+ a year, but is it worth it?

That engine looks the nuts - really hoping you can do this

cheers m8, well i say when insurance gets over £3000, thats pretty damn expensive, even for a young driver. But im willing to pay wateva really, cause it will be totally worth it!!! its going to be soooo much fun driving it around!!! best get a stock of new tyres in, cause i'll be going through a lot i reckon :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Ashley on 28 January 2009, 20:18
Sorry if this sounds nosey, but say somewhere would insure you - how much is too much to insure? I'm sure some places would insure for £2500+ a year, but is it worth it?

That engine looks the nuts - really hoping you can do this

cheers m8, well i say when insurance gets over £3000, thats pretty damn expensive, even for a young driver. But im willing to pay wateva really, cause it will be totally worth it!!! its going to be soooo much fun driving it around!!! best get a stock of new tyres in, cause i'll be going through a lot i reckon :D

£3k?! dude.. so anything £2500 is OK for a years worth of insurance? there's no way I'd be able to afford that while working 9-5 in a normal job.

i agree it'll be awesome, but too expensive imo
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 28 January 2009, 20:22
LL, put a parent as a named driver, it'll go down.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: topher on 28 January 2009, 20:25
Don't think that works on cars modified to that extent.. it'll require a special policy.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 20:32
Don't think that works on cars modified to that extent.. it'll require a special policy.

sounds about right. i will look into it, but i just wanna get it done for now!!! if i cant get insured or wateva, then i'll go from there. may get a another golf to run around in while i wait for insurance lol!!

i tell you what, its actually hard sourcing parts that arent overpriced. the k04 manifold is hard to find. strictlydubs import them from ATP in america. they sell them for £305 + postage. not exactly cheap! but they are high flow manifolds in which you are meant to see gains, but still..........


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: bondbill2k2 on 28 January 2009, 21:09
Sorry if this sounds nosey, but say somewhere would insure you - how much is too much to insure? I'm sure some places would insure for £2500+ a year, but is it worth it?

That engine looks the nuts - really hoping you can do this

cheers m8, well i say when insurance gets over £3000, thats pretty damn expensive, even for a young driver. But im willing to pay wateva really, cause it will be totally worth it!!! its going to be soooo much fun driving it around!!! best get a stock of new tyres in, cause i'll be going through a lot i reckon :D

£3k?! dude.. so anything £2500 is OK for a years worth of insurance? there's no way I'd be able to afford that while working 9-5 in a normal job.

i agree it'll be awesome, but too expensive imo
is crazy sums of money for insurance. Personaly id say its a complete waste of money and daft thing to do but its your choice
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 21:19
anyway peeps, forget insurance for now, hey?!? it aint your problem, so you dont need to worry about it   ;)

trying to grab and intercooler that might fit the mk3 nicely, but need to check out spaces. apparently, if you get a slim enough one, it can go in front of the rad. and if you get a smaller, fat intercooler, then can go at the bottom of the bumper, and attach to the steel member, guy on ed38 has done this.

LL ;)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 28 January 2009, 22:03
anyway peeps, forget insurance for now, hey?!? it aint your problem, so you dont need to worry about it

If it's too much, so you don't tell your insurer about the small change under the bonnet then it becomes anyone-on-the-road-at-the-same-time-as-you's problem.

Your denial of it as an issue is worrying and points (in the same way as your choice of shed does) at a certain lack of common sense.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 28 January 2009, 22:29
I wouldn't pay anymore that £1500 for my first year's insurance, I ended on £1400 as that's the best I could get, now on £890 without any NCB, for the next few years, so long as it sticks below £1000 I'm happy with that.

I don't agree with spending £3K on insurance, but hey it's your money man, I know it'll be ace and very nice to do as a project at the same time, so if you can afford to and want to do it, then do it :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 22:44
anyway peeps, forget insurance for now, hey?!? it aint your problem, so you dont need to worry about it   ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 28 January 2009, 22:45
anyway peeps, forget insurance for now, hey?!? it aint your problem, so you dont need to worry about it   ;)

3K...LOL! Kidding matey ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 22:46
anyway peeps, forget insurance for now, hey?!? it aint your problem, so you dont need to worry about it   ;)

3K...LOL! Kidding matey ;)

thats it shady im punching you on saturday!!!! :D

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 28 January 2009, 22:48
Have a race. He's got that heafty Auto box.

EDIT: Oh wait that's just our 1.8 GL. Woops.  :embarassed:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 28 January 2009, 22:50
anyway peeps, forget insurance for now, hey?!? it aint your problem, so you dont need to worry about it   ;)

3K...LOL! Kidding matey ;)

thats it shady im punching you on saturday!!!! :D



Bring it b!tch  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 28 January 2009, 23:01
Somebody please video it!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 28 January 2009, 23:11
What are we videoing here?  A race between their cars?

At least it would be possible to watch it afterwards in fast-forward mode to save time......
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 28 January 2009, 23:18
^ Haha!

You want to see mine. You'd need to fast forward it to see it do a foot in a year!

1. Wait for the oil to cool down off exhaust.
2. Pull away.
3. Still getting to 60
4. sh!t, smoke.
5. Jizer over engine.
6. Repeat.

Haha, my car has style!

Must buy that damned bolt!

Does the insurance company have to know if you remove the back seats at all?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Wayne on 28 January 2009, 23:39
Fair play to you for taking on a project of this scale but I think you need to seek help if your going to pay £3k to insure it, that could never be worth it.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 January 2009, 23:55
anyway peeps, forget insurance for now, hey?!? it aint your problem, so you dont need to worry about it   ;)

where did the figure 3k even come from?!?!
pay attention to the quote above, come on now. i dont really wanna hear people moaning at me about how expensive the insurance is. like i said, its my problem.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: jamie_pyrite on 29 January 2009, 01:29
When someone says "it's my problem" etc. and doesn't want to discuss it, it may (or may not) mean they're planning on not declaring the slight mod of a new engine :p

I'm not saying that's what you're definately doing, but if you're contemplating it then think about the risks!

If you're actually paying for the extra, well.. good luck to you :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Ashley on 29 January 2009, 08:09
sorry for bringing insurance up LL, didn't mean to kick off some random figures etc.  :undecided:

either way it's going to be sweet, I'm sure you're not the person who will go around with it undeclared either  :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: sharpie on 29 January 2009, 11:22
When someone says "it's my problem" etc. and doesn't want to discuss it, it may (or may not) mean they're planning on not declaring the slight mod of a new engine :p



if that was the case, it would be very silly to post a build thread on the internet with what he was doing to the car.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 January 2009, 17:34
When someone says "it's my problem" etc. and doesn't want to discuss it, it may (or may not) mean they're planning on not declaring the slight mod of a new engine :p



if that was the case, it would be very silly to post a build thread on the internet with what he was doing to the car.

exactly.


ANYWAY..... to change the subject, all my polybushes came today. whoop whoop!

full set for the car. well pretty much anyway:

-rear beam
-rollbar eyebolt
-front eyebolt mount
-front rollbar mount
-wishbone inner rear
-wishbone inner front

getting there with the parts.

need to measure up for the intercooler and get on the search for one.

looking into getting a 4 bar fpr, but not sure how it fits?? cause on mine the housing built onto the fuel rail, so i need to try and find a 1.8t specific 4 bar if they exist. Not sure if 3 bar + 440cc injectors can supply enough fuel.


LL ;)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Josho on 29 January 2009, 17:53
Sweet. I really wish I could help, but I know nawt about the engine ext.

So wish I was nearer. Wheres the meet on Saturday?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 29 January 2009, 18:16
Most FPRs have a clip that pulls out and then you work them up and out of the housing GENTLY or you'll knacker it.

With 440cc injectors you shouldn't need a 4bar reg to start. Leave the 3-3.5 one in there and map the period they stay open appropriately. 

Go to 4bar if you're approaching the top end of the injector duty cycle - it'll get you some more  juice through them.

For thin intercoolers check out Sprinter vans - big and thin.  Alternatively you could have a look at Merc C-Class Kompressors - their intercoolers are in one side, out the other, with nice swept bends on the unit, they're deep and compact and will probably fit in the lower opening in the front bumper.  I have one here you can try on Sunday Saturday, if you want - I'll bring it to the meet.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: topher on 29 January 2009, 19:20
The FPRs are a direct swap... and get a new one from audi, not worth p!ssing about with used parts for something as critical as that. 440s @ 3bar should see you right for 300bhp (at 90ish% duty cycle) which is the most you'll get from the k04 anyway.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 January 2009, 23:30
ok cheers peeps. was trying to think that if i got 440cc injectors, will i need 4 bar?!? but you guys answered it :afro:

as for the injectors, i'm pretty sure they are 440cc, the part number on it is 0 280 150 ???
the last digits have been melted away on all of them. they are bosch green tops, from an AUM running 350bhp. so im guessing they are 440cc. but just to be sure, is there any other green tops that would fit? so could they have a different flow rate?

im going to measure the space for the intercooler 2moro, and i will post up measurements. but would be good if you could bring it along, worth a look. :afro:

thanks :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT(for now, until respray)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 February 2009, 20:42
ok, so didnt get measurements lol

but have thought about respray, and i got a connection through work so i might be able to a get a respray at a good price. probs get it done in the same color, flash red. not sure if i want a respray done in a different color and leave the inner bits in flash red. costs more to get the all the visible parts resprayed.

got polybushes too, will get pics up.

ohh and vr6 maf on its way. going to use the 1.8t sensor and vr6 housing.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT(for now, until respray)
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 01 February 2009, 23:54
I love your enthusiasm  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT(for now, until respray)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 February 2009, 00:08
I love your enthusiasm  :cool:

cheers lol, i keep trying to push myself along or things wont get done. you just gotta do it. if you say you will do it and then think about, you wont do it lol.

i truly love IT! "thats commitment" << LOL! you gotta try it kirk, its soooo fun!


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT(for now, until respray)
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 02 February 2009, 00:27
I love your enthusiasm  :cool:

cheers lol, i keep trying to push myself along or things wont get done. you just gotta do it. if you say you will do it and then think about, you wont do it lol.

i truly love IT! "thats commitment" << LOL! you gotta try it kirk, its soooo fun!


LL ;)

Haha quoting my text! I do do things, lol! What you trying to say? I was talking to my mates we went to Cribbs with, saying how your car used to look like a year ago to what it is now, and how much of a project it is and what it's going to be. They were impressed :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT(for now, until respray)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 February 2009, 18:03
I love your enthusiasm  :cool:

cheers lol, i keep trying to push myself along or things wont get done. you just gotta do it. if you say you will do it and then think about, you wont do it lol.

i truly love IT! "thats commitment" << LOL! you gotta try it kirk, its soooo fun!


LL ;)

Haha quoting my text! I do do things, lol! What you trying to say? I was talking to my mates we went to Cribbs with, saying how your car used to look like a year ago to what it is now, and how much of a project it is and what it's going to be. They were impressed :)

yeah its looks ratty now, but look at what it used to look like ........................ :shocked:

same applies to most peeps cars on here too.

just ordered a Forge TIP. 225 BAM engine one. got it from DPM, hopefully its the right one!!

mmmm anyone know any good engineering companies that do k04 manifolds??

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT(for now, until respray)
Post by: Josho on 02 February 2009, 19:06
Are you gonna put it all together then put it in, or engine on it's own?

How are you doing it? Friends and an engine hoist?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT(for now, until respray)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 February 2009, 22:07
i got a very knowledgable friend to help. he's got experience of engines swaps. he puts bike carbs on everything too!!!! those that meet him in his ratty polo at bristol will know........
>>> he's gunna make a custom 2.5" exhaust i hope too :)

should be able to borrow an engine hoist from a mate. going to move engine and all parts down to garage this week hopefully. there is a few bits in there that need to be taken out as it was used for storage. but once that is sorted, i can start stripping the engine.

havent started stripping it yet, cause i know i'll loose bits and forget stuff around the house/garage. so i'm going to wait to get this place. get the loom off and send that away to qpeng, cause that takes 2 weeks. take all the k03s stuff off and start going through all the coolant/oil/vacuum/fuel lines that im going to replace and see what is what. need to educate myself on a 1.8t, cause i've never seen one before!

and yeah, im going to build it up before it goes in. hoping to get brakes this weekend, so they will go on before the engine goes in. as for discs and pads, going for black diamond.

also ........ this damn manifold is soooo hard to find!!! :angry:

LL :)


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT(for now, until respray)
Post by: Wayne on 02 February 2009, 23:34
Good luck with it all.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion + RAT(for now, until respray)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 February 2009, 17:16
cheers wayned :)

im back from my hols, so thought an update should be put up.

Got gti rear beam and front calipers/carriers. need to get some 4 stud hubs now. Also been looking around for discs, pads and braided hoses; was looking at black diamond. Not sure how good their stuff is, but it aint cheap!!! a pair of G60 front discs are around £150. That is for black diamond combi's. Think GSF do standard G60 discs, they are around £60 for the pair. Not sure what differences can be seen between them and if the better discs are really worth the extra dollar.

Also got the wiring loom off the engine and started taking some bits off that i dont think i'm going to need. REALLY need to learn more about the 1.8t engine. Not 100% sure on what is what and why this goes there sort of thing. Doesnt help with the engine sat on a pallet tbh.
I just need to know what bits are and what bits are missing. Plus the hosing is more complicated than i thought lol

Anyone if the haynes manual for the mk4 golf has lots of info on the 1.8t engine, and tells what each bit is? or maybe a link that has loads of info?

Still awaiting my Forge TIP, but VR6 maf has come, just need to find the 1.8t maf and swap the sensor over to the vr6 housing, but is harder than it sounds lol!

sourced another turbo and a manifold and alternator and oil/coolant lines for the k04. all off an Audi S3. Just waiting to sort out deal/collection/etc.

Cheers :afro:

LL ;)



Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 February 2009, 20:38
here ye go shady, plans:

looking at getting full respray done, talking to a few peeps i know. also might pop down to the plymouth city college and ask about. i heard that the kids there that learning bodywork will do it well cheap, like £150. guy i met out last night told me about it, as he got his bike done for less than £100.

putting on standard splitter as the vr one is scrapping and hitting stuff too much and its cracked a bit of the filler on the bumper. also going with cl lights, orange indicators (side and front), and the hellas and blanking plates will be yellow i reckon, or maybe just have orange blanking plates and keep hellas as is. dont know. just going to play about when the respray is done.

cba with bodywork, so boring and tedious. my m8 has been suspended from the bodyshop he works at, so going to ask him if he wants to do mine for some cash. he has a magic hand for filler, as he uses it everyday. better than me spending forever trying to get it right! i started and gave up!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 22 February 2009, 20:43
Fair play, doing something different :P you gonna do the hazard taping to the standard splitter? In and around Cornwall over the past couple of days my splitter has taken an absolute battering and not one crack or chunk missing! LOL!

Orange and yellow indicators and blanks? What colour is the car gonna be again? :P
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 February 2009, 21:15
standard color, flash red. thinking standard orange indicators and yellow blanking plates and yellow hellas headlights

splitter will be color coded. although the battered vr splitter will be kept and put on at meets, shows, sort of thing. will be a great contrast of shiny mint car and piece of sh!t, battered vr splitter. it has taken a real a$$ kicking, crashed when we were out drifting in the snow, hit bumps too fast and bounced off the splitter, loads of steep hills coming out to flat ground - so the splitter is the first to know about it lol. got a couple cracks, but still together. tape is started show signs of deterioration though.....

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 22 February 2009, 21:18
Cool! Sounds interesting :D defo different so you'll get noticed, will be interesting to see :) I bet your splitter is actually smashed to pieces but that tape is keeping it together lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: Wayne on 22 February 2009, 21:21
If it helps with the orange idea???


(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p51/jmfangio5/2009_0117ebaycarphotose0018.jpg)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 February 2009, 21:27
i was looking back through pics of when it had the cl lights on thought, they look way better than the gti ones. i guess its cause car is red and cl lights are mainly red.

found an awesome link about 1.8t's on vwvortex:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2666114

i need to find out what the fuel evap stuff on the 1.8t looks like, cause i need to take it off as its not needed.

there is so much to do for the conversion. way more than i thought. I really want to start but cant do anything until i can get ahold of the garage im meant to be borrowing. but the guy is always on holiday and still aint moved his stuff!

not looking forward to ordering qpeng stuff either, kinda scary. a lot of money!


wayned - thanks m8, looks good. should go really well with flash red. hey, i remember you saying you had some yellow stainglass window stuff or something, is it any good?

CHeeRS :)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: Wayne on 22 February 2009, 21:40
Yes it is good stuff, I have a spare pot if you ever want it.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 February 2009, 21:50
Yes it is good stuff, I have a spare pot if you ever want it.

yeah cheers m8, might need to give it try and see how turns up. does it come off easy or with nitro mors? just thinking if i put it on the hellas............ you know.

talking about the hellas and making them yellow. is it legal to have yellow headlights, pass mot? and how much duller will they be?

CHeeRS :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: Wayne on 22 February 2009, 21:56
My fogs were ok and no darker than standard.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: rob026 on 23 February 2009, 03:20
Hey buddy, would be interested to hear what you find out about getin your car sprayed at the college,
 I want to get some body work done on mine, which I can do myself,
but my budget dosnt stretch to the big bucks garages want for resprays,
so if they will do it for that price i can get started :cool:

Good to see ya cracking on with the swap, when your done you can do mine if you want :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: Josho on 23 February 2009, 10:37
Sweet. Wondering where you went to. Oh, if you hear stuff around about Deicer and fail pics, yeah, that was me.

I've decided to respray mine. I've been practicing, not too bad, so I'm going to get the body work sorted then, Porcelain blue time! Orange indicators on that look AWESOME!

Been dreaming of a 1.8t likes yours now as well! Also might get a second set of doors and put Audi handles on them, weld them in, well, get my dad to do it.

I actually had a dream where we stuck a 2.7 Bi-Turbo Audi engine and 4WD system in. Just cause my friend used to have a 2.7 Bi Turbo Audi. I am weird, I know.  :grin:

Anyway, good luck with all of that!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 February 2009, 18:34
cheers bud, i started dreaming about more power lol. after realising that turbocharging my 1.4 was stupid and vr6 turbo was impossible. i found out about the 1.8t. Its amazing how much i have learnt in the past year.

rob - will let you know m8. funny how i found out about it. i was outside scholor on north hill, and some guy stopped me as he noticed the primer patches. started chatting with hin about lol. random! As for the 1.8t conv. julian is helping me, so got him there to help with the swap.

might be getting a passat gearbox 2nite, not sure if my m8 has scrapped it or not. if i can get that, will just need to source the hydro clutch setup with pedal box. plenty of mk3 16v being broken, so shouldnt be a problem.

found a part on ebay too, that enables you to use a cable clutch with a hydro gearbox. not sure how well it would cope. and i guess its worth fitting a hydro clutch. lighter than cable too.

:)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 February 2009, 16:52
ITS DEAD :(

was hoping it would last til i was ready to start the conversion, but i guess not :D

was on my way to collect my gearbox (02a for 1.8t) and just before the exeter services, oil light came on. and due to exhaust noise, couldnt hear the engine on the motorway. so went the services as the oil light came on, thinking it needed topping up. and as i came off the motorway, i could then hear the engine. then i knew it was f**ked. left it to cool for a bit, checked oil level, was fine. so figured it was the oil pressure and decided to turn around and head back home. we stopped again on the way back as it got bad again, cause the engine starting to eat itself again. let it cool and tried it one more time but it was basically about to blow. lose of power, oil light was on and sounded like the engine was seriously about to blow up!! had some very, very loud piston slapping too and white smoke coming in through the vents from the oil cooking. pulled into a lay by. GAME OVER.

anyway, in other news >> found the college has stopped their bodywork course so cant get college to it, but i got m8 who is going to sort the bodywork and respray it.

broke another splitter too! so no more safety tape lol! also broke a bit of the bumper than the splitter clips into. ohh and got a flat tyre!

talk about bad luck hey :rolleyes: seems that it spreading around the site! i know it aint about the car, but my xbox 360 hard drive is broke too!

^ all within the last couple days ^

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 28 February 2009, 16:57
Unlucky man...that really sucks...when's this conversion going ahead then? Needs to be soon surely?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 February 2009, 17:12
Unlucky man...that really sucks...when's this conversion going ahead then? Needs to be soon surely?

within the next few weeks i expect. as soon as i can move everything to the garage i'm using for it. i guess now i can start to strip the car down, dont think i will be using it lol

was looking at the k04 turbo conversion, but its hard finding a 225 engine thats breaking the parts. qpeng figures for there ecu and map are:

k03s (which is on my 1.8t) is 230bhp and 240lbs/ft

k04 is 260bhp and 270lbs/ft

not sure if its worth the hassle, putting on a k04 now i come to think about it. k03s will give me enough power! i will just see if any k04 bits turn up. but i dont think i will wait. plus qpeng will provide a free remap for the k04 if i ever do it the future.


LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Diamond Hell on 28 February 2009, 18:34
Got an insurance quote for it yet?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 February 2009, 20:37
Got an insurance quote for it yet?

should get that sorted on monday :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Blazing Storm on 28 February 2009, 22:16
I like your spirit but at 18 I dread to think how much it will cost to insure. :undecided:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 28 February 2009, 22:50
I know it's never going to happen but what if his quote was unbelievably amazing lol! Would be great for him haha!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Blazing Storm on 28 February 2009, 22:59
Yeah, best of luck LazyLunatic. You should have waited a few years though. :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 February 2009, 23:58
Yeah, best of luck LazyLunatic. You should have waited a few years though. :smiley:

haha yeah, but i thought f**k it  :D    defo not the logical way of doing things, but you want something, go for it. insurance is just a kick up the a$$. all the paperwork and hassle like that needs to be done, but thats just part of doing it.

cant wait to get the show on the road. once the place is ready, i can drive all the bits and the engine, etc all down to the garage, then its just a case of simply putting it in lol :rolleyes: cant wait to see how many problems that i will come across. at least now i cant drive my car, so its cool to take it off the road and leave it there. meaning i dont need to use it during the conversion.
originally the plan was to gather parts and plan the conversion, so the most part of it could be done over a weekend (fri nite to sun nite). but now there's no pressure in getting it done :)  so no need to worry about boost pipes and intercooler piping, etc as i can now do that in situ. as for the oil/coolant lines, etc and all other bits like that. should be able to take my time and get things done right, and get it as good as i can do.

thanks peeps ;)

 
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 March 2009, 19:29
Thought, i'd post an update. looks like i will towing the car down this week and moving all the stuff down there, so i can start stripping the car down. whoop whoop!

Havent done a lot in terms off working on the project tbh. done a bit on the brakes and been searching for parts and trying to learn about the 1.8t. got a bit more understanding of it now and it isnt as complicated as i first thought (once you start to figure out which part is what and which hose is which).

Here's some pics and stuff:

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7793/140320091086.jpg)
taking the rear beam brackets off. still cant get one of them off.


(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7962/140320091088.jpg)
one bracket off, what a battle!


(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/9272/140320091096.jpg)
snapped a spanner trying to do it, and thats the reason you dont buy cheapy, sh!tty spanners!


(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/661/220320091128.jpg)
I went to see how the polybush would fit in the rear beam and they are too small! and after looking it up, it turns out the polysport ones "that fit mk2/3's" dont fit mk3's. they are meant to be 56mm when they actually are 45mm. i think they may fit some mk3's, but im not too sure on which ones. so need to get the much more expensive powerflex ones! damn!
so i guess they are up for sale, if anyone wants them.


(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1761/220320091114.jpg)
flywheel as it arrived, needs a tidy up.


(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4851/220320091115.jpg)
lightened flywheel. cleaned it up a bit and looks good


(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/200/220320091116.jpg)
lightened flywheel. cleaned it up a bit and looks good.


(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3682/220320091131.jpg)
gearbox before a clean.


(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2608/220320091137.jpg)
gearbox after a bit of a clean with degreaser.


(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/2412/220320091118.jpg)
various brakes bit off the beam.


(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6255/250220091058.jpg)
front carriers after a clean up


(http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/2312/250220091063.jpg)
front calipers before/after tidy up


(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/8687/220320091129.jpg)
front calipers and carriers painted in hammerite. did paint the other carrier, its just not in the pic.


(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8783/220320091130.jpg)
new handbrake cables :cool:


(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8940/220320091119.jpg)
cossie cooler


(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5378/220320091120.jpg)
more off the cossie cooler


(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9983/220320091127.jpg)
is this connection for the map sensor? doesnt the 1.8t have a map sensor on the cooler? not sure how it works :undecided:


(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/1951/230320091142.jpg)
looked at the fitment, think i know where it can go and the fixings on the cooler should line up with the steel armature. wil need to do a lot of cutting. need to get rid off some of the plastic on the fan housing and some of the steel needs cutting, but it should fit fine.


(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9151/250220091074.jpg)
found a damaged pcv hose, so will need to replace it. guess i will need to take a trip to the stealers for this. if its a complete rip off, will just make my own up.


(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2669/250220091073.jpg)
close up of the damage. its just a corroded pipe. common?


thanks for reading

LL ;)












Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: kells on 23 March 2009, 19:36
looks like good fun my man  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: shepgti on 23 March 2009, 20:07
great looking project LL  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Khare on 23 March 2009, 21:36
looking funky my friend.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Diamond Hell on 24 March 2009, 18:12
I had a set of Bonrath Golf3 rear beam inserts here.  Someone else has them at the moment, but do you want me to find out if they're surplus?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 March 2009, 21:18
I had a set of Bonrath Golf3 rear beam inserts here.  Someone else has them at the moment, but do you want me to find out if they're surplus?

if you could, that would be great, thanks. PM'd ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Vdubbster on 24 March 2009, 21:20
Good work dude
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 24 March 2009, 22:27
LL, you're an inspiration in my eyes :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 March 2009, 22:33
cheers peeps! getting there. cant wait to get the car towed to the garage and start stripping it

wanna get the 1.8t in!!!!!!!

hopefully more parts to be ordered now payday has come :tongue:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: 16VWarby on 25 March 2009, 16:39
Sounding like its going to be ace when its done, dont let all the miserable old farts in the world put you off it.  Im in the process of buying a 2nd gen rx7 and all people can say is 'that will be a waste of money / cost a fortune'

Wish i'd done this to my mk3 now.  :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 March 2009, 17:38
Sounding like its going to be ace when its done, dont let all the miserable old farts in the world put you off it.  Im in the process of buying a 2nd gen rx7 and all people can say is 'that will be a waste of money / cost a fortune'

Wish i'd done this to my mk3 now.  :smiley:

cheers m8. im looking at going uni at some point and then wateva after that. but im taking a few years out, and now is great chance. i h8 looking back and thinking i shud have done that.

like chris dawson told me -  if you want it, just go out there and grab it by the balls. and if anything gets in your way, go through it! and he aint done too bad for himself :D

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Neaty on 27 March 2009, 01:03
not messing about are you LL. All looks promising so far. What sort of power are you looking to be running it at?

I think we should have a little wager on how much your insurance quote is likely to be. I have been on the recieving end of some silly insurance quotes in my time but never for a 1.8T converted car.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 27 March 2009, 11:25
I spoke with him the other day, think he said about 240 - 260BHP. So....yummy lol!  :evil: :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Neaty on 27 March 2009, 16:13
I spoke with him the other day, think he said about 240 - 260BHP. So....yummy lol!  :evil: :evil: :evil:

Niiiiiiice  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 27 March 2009, 16:44
I spoke with him the other day, think he said about 240 - 260BHP. So....yummy lol!  :evil: :evil: :evil:

Niiiiiiice  :cool:

Yup  :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 March 2009, 17:24
well qpeng say there ecu will run it with a k03s at 230bhp. and the k04 will run about 270bhp.

due to the complications, expense and not being generally arsed with the k04, k03s is staying on. the k04 requires lots more parts than i thought, so im sure i can live with 230bhp for now. i got a load of bits already for the k04, just need the turbo and manifold and sort out the oil/coolant lines. good thing is if i ever wanted to put it on, qpeng provide free remaps for life for any changes you make to the engine, providing they are VAG.

i think torque settings are similar if not higher. so happy days!

so maybe after its been running for a while and i got everything else sorted on the car, i.e. paint!! LOL  then might look at the k04. who knows. just have to see what it is running at with the k03s.

cheers :)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 April 2009, 22:43
just little update. im away for a week now, but got the car down to the garage and its ready to be stripped when i get back.

got all new discs and pads. went for standard oem, cheaper and nothing more is needed for road use. thanks to those that gave advice ;)  so will be fitting all this and finishing off the brakes when i get back too.

had to get new rear wheel bearings too, as im using mk2 rear discs. mk3 ones have slanted sides and dont sit correctly in the mk2 disc, so they wobble about.

sachs clutch arrived, 1.8t maf, aux belt and aux belt tensioner. still need to get a few more bits. alternator, rad and some rear beam polybushes.

sent off the engine harness to ben @ qpeng today, so should get that back in 2 weeks, along with a new downpipe, throttle body, ecu and boost control :cool:

doesnt look like it will be done for the oxford meet :cry: gutted. it will get done when it gets done i guess. just cant wait to get my car back though!

should get another update up when i get back with pics, etc.

cheers peeps :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 07 April 2009, 22:53
Shame it won't be done in time for Oxford, I'll be coming to Plymouth as soon as it's done then :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 April 2009, 22:59
Shame it won't be done in time for Oxford, I'll be coming to Plymouth as soon as it's done then :)

yeah gutted :cry: 

sounds like a plan, as long as you bring some sunshine :D

fully cant wait to get it done. not just for the 1.8t, but to have a car again. had my m8s 325 drop top for the weekend. so drove that all day and all nite all weekend lol. love it.

:)

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 07 April 2009, 23:07
LOL! Don't be taking a liking to others cars whilst you're off the road man, you'll convert...you'll convert...LOL!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 April 2009, 23:17
LOL! Don't be taking a liking to others cars whilst you're off the road man, you'll convert...you'll convert...LOL!

haha, bmw was soooo smooth, hard........to..........resist................ ahhhh f*ck it, next car will be a bmw haha!

defo brings in the looks and a bit of attention if ya know what i mean :smug: :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 07 April 2009, 23:18
LOL! Don't be taking a liking to others cars whilst you're off the road man, you'll convert...you'll convert...LOL!

haha, bmw was soooo smooth, hard........to..........resist................ ahhhh f*ck it, next car will be a bmw haha!

defo brings in the looks and a bit of attention if ya know what i mean :smug: :D


Attention from the boys? :P
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 April 2009, 23:21
LOL! Don't be taking a liking to others cars whilst you're off the road man, you'll convert...you'll convert...LOL!

haha, bmw was soooo smooth, hard........to..........resist................ ahhhh f*ck it, next car will be a bmw haha!

defo brings in the looks and a bit of attention if ya know what i mean :smug: :D


Attention from the boys? :P

jog on
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 07 April 2009, 23:22
LOL! Don't be taking a liking to others cars whilst you're off the road man, you'll convert...you'll convert...LOL!

haha, bmw was soooo smooth, hard........to..........resist................ ahhhh f*ck it, next car will be a bmw haha!

defo brings in the looks and a bit of attention if ya know what i mean :smug: :D


Attention from the boys? :P

jog on

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Diamond Hell on 08 April 2009, 21:27
Quote
I wear the same shoes as everyone.
I got the same blues as everyone.
So try and call me, I'm a mobile man,
Yes I am.
Got a haircut, got a silver tooth, gonna get myself arrested.
Got some friends in my BMW, tryin' get themselves arrested.

Name that choon  :tongue:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: mattneck(Beavis) on 09 April 2009, 01:14
Quote
I wear the same shoes as everyone.
I got the same blues as everyone.
So try and call me, I'm a mobile man,
Yes I am.
Got a haircut, got a silver tooth, gonna get myself arrested.
Got some friends in my BMW, tryin' get themselves arrested.

Name that choon  :tongue:

Gomez. Get Myself Arrested. Didn't google. A school friend was/is into them :nerd:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: dubsport on 09 April 2009, 07:27
just read every page from the start of the engine conversion and your a braver man then me !  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 April 2009, 17:32
well i just got back. so things should start moving along now.

got a message from my m8, he is making an engine hoist. so thats that problem sorted.

haha cheers dubsport :D 

guess i will update when things happen

out :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Diamond Hell on 15 April 2009, 19:01
Sheesh, isn't this finished yet?

I thought only fitting K-series motors into MG Midgets took this long.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 April 2009, 19:08
i havent really started yet + i have other things to do.

all in good time
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: JC on 15 April 2009, 19:11
Sheesh, isn't this finished yet?

I thought only fitting K-series motors into MG Midgets took this long.

 :grin: nothings that slow - well apart from a mk3  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 April 2009, 19:22
Sheesh, isn't this finished yet?

I thought only fitting K-series motors into MG Midgets took this long.

 :grin: nothings that slow - well apart from a mk3  :grin:

im working on solving that problem!

its probably taking this long because its a mk3!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Adam on 22 April 2009, 12:21
What gearbox are you using for this?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 April 2009, 17:28
mk3 golf 16v.

best ones are corrado g60 or passat 16v, shorter ratios. mk3 golf 16v is next best to them. using it with vr6 clutch and lightened abf flywheel. so i should feel a 30bhp boost in performance. obviously there is no increase in bhp, it just gives the feel of that increase.

ohh and as i'm here, might as well state whats on.
car is down at the garage, rear beam is almost rebuilt, just needs polybushes and new hard lines.
looks like car will be stripped down some time next week. waiting to get engine out, so need to wait til my m8 has finished his engine crane. but once its all out, it will pretty much be bolting it all on, most of it is ready to go. couple bits, like the boost pipes will need to wait til engines in and cooler fitted, but otherwise, should be all good.

cheers :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: Chris-White on 24 April 2009, 01:07

best ones are corrado g60 or passat 16v, shorter ratios. mk3 golf 16v is next best to them.
cheers :)

really? i find the corrado g60 to have cack ratios. 1st and 2nd are too short, and then 3rd is too long lol
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8t Conversion/Money Pit <<1.4 engine is DEAD>>
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 April 2009, 17:29

best ones are corrado g60 or passat 16v, shorter ratios. mk3 golf 16v is next best to them.
cheers :)

really? i find the corrado g60 to have cack ratios. 1st and 2nd are too short, and then 3rd is too long lol


its not from personal experience, just what i have found out. think its due to the final drive ratio because shorter than the others, giving better acceleration i guess.

but is it down to personal preference?

ahhh, i dont care, 1.8t is good enough LOL!



Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 May 2009, 12:12
OK will get a proper update soon, i promise lol. at work atm, so cant do it now lol.

anyway, got quite a bit done, since its now been actually started. Meaning i am actually doin stuff to the car now lol. i will just give a brief outline for now and get pics up, etc later.

- stripped down, pretty much all parts, subframe, wishbones, etc have been refurbed and hammerited black. got most of the polybushes on the parts.
- car is sanded down and ready to be sprayed matt black. engine bay is sprayed.
- 1.8t fitted with vr clutch and g60 lightened flywheel.
- sorted out flat tyre
- blew up 1.4 engine LOL!
- rebuilt gti rear beam.

hoping to get the car sprayed and all the subframe and brakes, etc all fitted by next week. then its rolling shell.

then after that all thats needed is fitting the engine/box, IC, ordering/fitting boost pipes, sorting out new 2.5" exhaust sytem and getting all the wiring sorted and making it all works as it should.

LL ;)


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there!
Post by: Dec on 07 May 2009, 12:16
Much needed update Alex :D Good to hear its almost ready to bolt up :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 07 May 2009, 12:16
I can't wait to see it :) really can't.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there!
Post by: Wayne on 07 May 2009, 12:25
Sounds like you have made good progress.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 May 2009, 12:30
cheers peeps, is moving along now. all the prep and research pays off and also getting most of the parts before really helps. and all of you that met him at the bristol meet, Julian (guy wit the ratty mk2 polo), he has done a lot of the work too. so shout out to him :)

cheers peeps :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there!
Post by: don_231 on 07 May 2009, 20:44
pics!!!!11111
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there!
Post by: MrBounce on 07 May 2009, 23:35
Yeah I'm really looking forward to seeing this - pics asap Alex!  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 May 2009, 18:18
So first thing was getting the front end off and blowing up the 1.4


front end off:

(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5629/270420091221.jpg)

(http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/4310/270420091224.jpg)


blew up the 1.4. rod came through case lol. funny as f*ck watchin it!! heres the hole lol:

(http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/634/270420091220.jpg)


dropped the entire subframe and dragged the it all out of the engine bay.

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7451/270420091229.jpg)

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9370/270420091233.jpg)

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/9981/270420091235.jpg)


so now we stripped down the 1.4 and subframe, etc, and refurbed all the parts that we will be reusing. then rebuilt it all. so now its all ready to bolt back on. few pics of bay sprayed matt black and various parts.

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8900/080520091268.jpg)

(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/6136/080520091269.jpg)

(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/5196/080520091282.jpg)


sanding it down, wet 400/600. nothing major, just a quick sand down.

(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/4750/080520091271.jpg)


12pk of matt black ftw only cost £15!

(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/252/080520091273.jpg)


g60 discs

(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/2739/080520091272.jpg)


polybushes fitted, and then the 1.4 loom there too, need to sort through that soon. JOY!

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8360/080520091285.jpg)

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8256/080520091286.jpg)

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/5039/080520091287.jpg)


vr6 clutch /g60 lightened fly setup fitted:

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1010/080520091289.jpg)


qpeng wiring and downpipe:

(http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/7161/080520091295.jpg)

(http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/4091/080520091296.jpg)

(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/4677/080520091294.jpg)


Well thats sort of where im at now. havent really put a lot of time in yet. what with work and the missus, makes things hard to find time to do it lol! hoping to get down there later tonight and get it sprayed. if so, i will get pics of that.

Hopefully by the end of this week, it will be a rolling shell. i.e. just require the engine/box. want to have it sprayed and all the brakes, subframe, etc all on. then me and julian can work out the wiring. the qpeng is plug and plug, but i still need to sort through the 1.4 wiring. then the qpeng wiring just needs to have a few wires spliced in, like speedo, 12v, few sensors. etc

Shopping list is much shorter now too to get it on the road again. only need exhaust, boost pipes, battery, new ball joints, cable shift mechanism and probs a couple other little bits which have gone missing or need replacing.

cheers :)



Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2009, 11:53
£15 spray job is sort of done lol. will get pics up later. didnt take anything off lol. sanded it down thats about it lol. actually looks quite good for the time and money i put in. a couple of hours last nite and £15.

matt black ftw :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44
Post by: Dec on 12 May 2009, 16:14
Pics are awesome mate! Get pics up of the matt black! :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2009, 18:44
cheers bud, just getting them onto the lappy now.

perhaps this will be ratty after all............... :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 12 May 2009, 19:10
cheers bud, just getting them onto the lappy now.

perhaps this will be ratty after all............... :D

Ratty sleeper though!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2009, 19:26
cheers bud, just getting them onto the lappy now.

perhaps this will be ratty after all............... :D

Ratty sleeper though!

this is true lol. think the bonnet is staying red for now. at least until the car is done. if it looks crap, then will spray straight away. rather put my time into getting it running tbh, hence the rattyness! :)

cheers :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 12 May 2009, 19:28
Tbh mate, i would keep it ratty until you can afford a good spray job. I like ratty mk3's, think they look awesome.

Aslong as there no rust, whats the problem with a few odd colours. It has a turbo!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44
Post by: Adam on 12 May 2009, 19:29
Pure legend you are. Guts aswell.

Are the mounts the same for the 1.8t engine??
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2009, 19:37
Tbh mate, i would keep it ratty until you can afford a good spray job. I like ratty mk3's, think they look awesome.

Aslong as there no rust, whats the problem with a few odd colours. It has a turbo!

this is also true. knowing me it will stay ratty LOL!

yeah you know i reckon the red bits inside the door and around the seals, etc will go well with matt black..... :D :D :D


Pure legend you are. Guts aswell.

Are the mounts the same for the 1.8t engine??


haha cheers m8. just gotta think f*ck it and do it. yeah it costs money and it would be much easier to have just bought a mk4 1.8t......... but thats just not thinking sensibly now is it :D :D

yeah, it should drop right in, using the mounts that are there. im running a solid front engine mount too.

pics on there way....

cheers :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 12 May 2009, 19:51
F*ck me, is this STILL not running?

What've you been doing all this time?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 12 May 2009, 19:52
you are an inspiration to drop a 1.8t in mine, but think i wil stick with my plans
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44
Post by: Adam on 12 May 2009, 19:53
you are an inspiration to drop a 1.8t in mine, but think i wil stick with my plans

Vr6?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 12 May 2009, 19:56
you are an inspiration to drop a 1.8t in mine, but think i wil stick with my plans

Vr6?


Does contain a VR6 block yes. lol. But ths is LL thread not mine.

So what is the time scale to this being done you think? Before end of summer?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2009, 20:04
It has been matt blacked

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5756/120520091310.jpg)

(http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/2017/120520091311.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/169/120520091312.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2849/120520091313.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4705/120520091314.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7730/120520091315.jpg)

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5913/120520091320.jpg)


Few more parts that were acquired:

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/2880/120520091321.jpg)

22mm master cylinder


(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/9139/120520091323.jpg)

solid front engine mount


(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/6863/120520091322.jpg)

replacement pcv hose and mk4 pas pulley


(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2514/120520091324.jpg)

(http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/386/120520091325.jpg)

powerflex bushes for the rear beam and front subframe


(http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/651/120520091326.jpg)

1.8t 90amp alternator


Also got new ball joints, fuel pump and a vw vr splitter. and also a vr6 rad, which is A LOT bigger than my 1.4 one lol.


Hoping to get it done in the next couple weeks. dont really put the time in tbh. out pretty much every nite or with the missus.


cheers :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 12 May 2009, 20:08
Nice mate! i see that and think why am i doing what im doing?!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2009, 20:16
Nice mate! i see that and think why am i doing what im doing?!

:D have a word with yourself :tongue:

nahh, its just getting the right attitude and doing wateva you want.

cheers :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 12 May 2009, 20:17
Nice mate! i see that and think why am i doing what im doing?!

:D have a word with yourself :tongue:

nahh, its just getting the right attitude and doing wateva you want.

cheers :)

£1000 or £12...... hard choice.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2009, 20:30
Nice mate! i see that and think why am i doing what im doing?!

:D have a word with yourself :tongue:

nahh, its just getting the right attitude and doing wateva you want.

cheers :)

£1000 or £12...... hard choice.

thats just it. get what you pay for.

i put in a few hours of work + 12pk of matt back cans (although i only used like 7/8 and i did engine bay) + sandpaper/water + tape/newspaper

beauty of it is i can sand it down later on to smooth it off. even give it another coat if need be. any scratches can be sanded/sprayed over.

if you really can be bothered, even take your handles/seals/doors, etc off. but all that can be done at a later date.

matt black is a really easy to find in loads of diy shops, etc, so its hard to run out of it and the color match should be spot on all the time.

ohh and the option of making it a mint spray job is always there. sand it down (taking your time and getting it right!) then laquer. get it done professionally if need be.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 12 May 2009, 20:34
I will still stick to the proffesional shiny expensive paint job, lol.

But maybe when i buy a daily, i might just do this to it. lol
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2009, 20:37
I will still stick to the proffesional shiny expensive paint job, lol.

But maybe when i buy a daily, i might just do this to it. lol

yeah this is meant to be temporary, but we all know it will stay like this lol

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Wayne on 12 May 2009, 21:48
Looks good, very different.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44
Post by: Dec on 13 May 2009, 06:52
I like it :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 May 2009, 21:31
started looking into the wiring today. 1.8t loom needs 5 wires spliced in. 12v, tacho, fuel pump and coolant temp (2  wires). also got a shift light which i will wire a led onto.

the hard part is trying to figure out what wires i dont need and what i do need.

can i get rid of all the wires leading from the engine loom to the ecu?

i think this will require two heads to figure it out. always better doing stuff like this that way.


As for other news, sprayed a normal front bumper matt black and also sprayed my oem grill matt black. so that covers all the spraying. will need to go over it, spray more, etc at some point.


ohh and i did some organising of the garage LOL!



Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44
Post by: GolfDan on 13 May 2009, 21:38
The matt black looks the tits LL! Leave it like that will look a proper sleeper  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 May 2009, 08:44
The matt black looks the tits LL! Leave it like that will look a proper sleeper  :cool:

haha cheers bud. it will most likely stay as it is :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: ToRo on 15 May 2009, 00:44
Not been watching this, but the result atm looks fantastic Mr Cool J! Keep it up!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: sharpie on 15 May 2009, 16:08
am i the only one that wants to know what the doctors' diy secrets are?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: MrBounce on 17 May 2009, 19:29
Love LL as it's soooooo different  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: dubsport on 21 May 2009, 02:57
It has been matt blacked

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5756/120520091310.jpg)


sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 May 2009, 11:02
cheers peeps :) thanks for the comments. really hope to get it running soon, just all the little things take a lot longer than i thought lol.

wiring is pretty much sorted. separated the 1.4 wiring into what i need and dont need. i am going to leave the "dont need wiring" in until its all running and all the lights work, horn, dash bits and bobs works, etc. once its all sorted, then i will cut out the wiring i dont need.

just need to find out which wires are the tacho, fuel pump and switch live. found the coolant temp sensor. then wire in the qpeng loom.

still need to source a set of 4 stud hubs :angry: must have contacted like 20 people by now, what a ball ache this part has been! ohh and yes, the scrappies are sh!t round here too! also need a cable shift mech. once i got these, then i can bolt it all back together.

only other pain to do is the front end, fitting rad and cooler on. but that shouldnt be too bad.

coming along though. just need to put a bit more time in and it should be on the road.

LL :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 June 2009, 19:36
ok, havent really done much recently. going out too much! lol

started to build the rear beam back up, but need to retract the piston in the caliper some how so the caliper can fit on.... also the rear beam bushes are f***ing really hard to get back in! need to get a file/dremel on the beam so they can fit in!

16v fuel pump fitted.

front bumper is sorted with splitter and indicators.

jetex exhaust arrived, woop woop!

cable shift mech has come too, so will fit that next time im down at the garage.

done other random bits and bobs too, like fitting the pedal box back and loads of little random bits that have been a time consuming. a lot of figuring stuff out too - its a learning process for me as well as doing the project.

oh and i got a socket set too, finally :D :D :D

will get some pics up asap too :)


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 June 2009, 20:15
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2062/020620091416.jpg)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3257/020620091418.jpg)

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 13 June 2009, 23:56
Hhey mate cool project!

Can I ask where you got the 15 cans of paint from for that price?

Thanks  :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 14 June 2009, 10:22
What happened to exhausts that go straight down the car?

Haven't you finished this yet?

Are you running a knock-sensor on the engine management?  If not you're cooking up one of these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvQtMcETc0g)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: thai-wronghorse on 14 June 2009, 12:26

started to build the rear beam back up, but need to retract the piston in the caliper some how so the caliper can fit on.... also the rear beam bushes are f***ing really hard to get back in! need to get a file/dremel on the beam so they can fit in!



Don't know if you've done this job now but this thread in VW Vortex helped me out massively when doing my rear bushes.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3242686
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 June 2009, 14:08

started to build the rear beam back up, but need to retract the piston in the caliper some how so the caliper can fit on.... also the rear beam bushes are f***ing really hard to get back in! need to get a file/dremel on the beam so they can fit in!



Don't know if you've done this job now but this thread in VW Vortex helped me out massively when doing my rear bushes.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3242686

yeah all sorted :) thanks though :afro:


What happened to exhausts that go straight down the car?

Haven't you finished this yet?

Are you running a knock-sensor on the engine management?  If not you're cooking up one of these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvQtMcETc0g)

its a mk3 DH, so it aint going to be as simple as straight down the car :D

and no it isnt finished yet LOL! finally got a set of hubs that i can use (long story, but basically has been a huge ball ache!), so they should be here wednesday, then i can bolt the front back together, get the rear beam swapped over, then it will be a rolling shell.

having problems with engine mounts now, cant use the rear engine mount off the 1.4, so need to find out what engine has mounts i can use - gti 8v/16v? vr?

i jumped in the deep end with this, not knowing what to do really, so i am teaching myself along the way. that and a combination of not really putting enough time in is why it aint done.

as for knock sensor i dont know. Im sure ben leach @ qpeng has thought about this. will need to throw him an email to check then.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 June 2009, 14:10
hey mate cool project

can i ask where you got the 15 cans of paint from for that price?

thanks  :smiley:

maccess.

although you can pick them up cheap at paint shops (hex holdings?).

also cheapy DIY stores (trago mills?) for like £1.50ish a can.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 16 June 2009, 12:36
Cheers dude.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 June 2009, 14:07
thx mate

is maccess a shop or do you have to be a trader?

it looks sick matte black  :cool:

porper sleeper

yeah its trade, but i got lucky an know some1 with an account.

check around your area for a cheapy diy store or cheapy car shop. they sell the cans cheap enough.

cheers m8, i love it in matt black. dont think i could have it sprayed properly really, as i would be worried about it too much! this way it cost me pretty much nothing and its easy to fix a scratch :)

just needs a quick sand down with like 1000 wet and dry to get it smooth, then its sorted. but im going to do that until its back on the road.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 16 June 2009, 19:42
So is the engine in yet?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 June 2009, 20:02
So is the engine in yet?

need engine mounts. ohh and a shopping trolley, need wheels for my m8s engine crane he made.

cant get front together (brakes, etc) until i got my hubs, which i should get this week.

ohh and still got the impossible job or replacing front crossmember bushes!!! they are really hard to do!!!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 16 June 2009, 21:38
Crane he made? WTF? Do you really trust that? lol.

So the time scale to getting the engine in?

Do you have the qpeng loom yet?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 June 2009, 22:04
Crane he made? WTF? Do you really trust that? lol.

So the time scale to getting the engine in?

Do you have the qpeng loom yet?

would have an update up on here, but cant get the pics off my phone. tis weird as you can view them on the phone, but they dont appear in the folders on the lappy when you plug the usb in, as they normally do....

yeah got loom a while back, need to try and find the tacho and fuel pump wires out of the huge bunch of wires from the fusebox....

yeah crane is awesome, he works in civil engineering, so all good :)

time scale? nahhh, just do bits and bobs weneva. i would be down there now, but until i get the hubs, engine mount brackets and front crossmember sorted, it aint really worth it. once i get the hubs, i can make it a rolling shell and get all the brakes bolted on.

til then i can only wire in the loom, which is 5 wires - fuel pump, tacho, 12v and two for the coolant temp.

ohh and qpeng doesnt run knock sensor DH, but it doesnt need it according to ben.

forgot also that qpeng has a in car boost control switch. its just little dash mounted switch (on/off). when the switch is in the on position it runs high boost and off means low. ohh and there is a shift light :cool: :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 17 June 2009, 12:46
So when you run the 20v engine, with the mk3 ecu, and the qpeng ecu. Can you:

Get it remapped by say nick at rtech? As the mk3 ecu cant be mapped i dont think?

Also can you do a fault code search, through the obd2 port? For the engine fault codes?

Just wondering these things myself, for furture reference when i make decissions.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 June 2009, 13:31
So when you run the 20v engine, with the mk3 ecu, and the qpeng ecu. Can you:

Get it remapped by say nick at rtech? As the mk3 ecu cant be mapped i dont think?

Also can you do a fault code search, through the obd2 port? For the engine fault codes?

Just wondering these things myself, for furture reference when i make decissions.

you dont run 2 ecu's, you only run the qpeng ecu, which replaces the old ecu. not sure about reading fault codes.... best off asking ben @ qpeng about that.

as for mapping, the ecu comes ready mapped to run at 230bhp. there is a program called easimap that qpeng can supply for £200. looks pretty cool and allows to do it all yourself. i played around with the demo and yes, it does look very complicated, but its something i'd like to look into :cool:
there is a ecu comms port which Easimap connects to. as for getting it mapped by rtech. im pretty sure you can get it remapped, but not sure how much benefit that would have as the qpeng ecu is ready to roll... best check with ben @ qpeng to make sure you do this though.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 17 June 2009, 14:30
o ok, that cleared a few things up. Its just that i always though a remap done on the car, on the rollers, is the best option? Plus also once the conversion is in, and you maybe mod it up a bit, intercooler, exhaust etc etc. You might want a new map specifically for the car.

So the mk3 ecu is removed completely? What about the imoboliser?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Dec on 17 June 2009, 14:43
Mike, qpeng do it all for you. I probably won't bother with an engine swap in mine now but I had a massive chat with matt about it not that long ago.

If you got a Bam engine from a TT, they are 225bhp standard, and the qpeng management comes with a remap to 280bhp :cool: So after you buy the engine (with everything), qpeng management + downpipe + loom, FMI, your looking at around £2500. Matt said it could be done for around £2800 (with a little handy man fitting over a week) :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 17 June 2009, 14:47
Cheers for that.

It is pricey i know. Probably wont bother with this conversion. But just wanted to know a few things. lol.

Not sure how much more money i want to waste on a mk3 golf. haha.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 June 2009, 19:34
qpeng is plug and plug. just take out your engine loom and ecu and replace it with there, most you do is splice in 5 wires.

qpeng power figures are taking into account you run an intercooler and decat. i think the BAM is 270bhp with qpeng?

as for pricing, engine is say £1000 for a BAM on average, then qpeng loom/downpipe/ecu, etc is £1200. so £2200 as a base figure. i have replaced a lot of parts with new ones and had to upgrade my brakes, so got all new brakes..... and loads of little bits and bobs that add up. think im looking at around £3500+

Mike - as for remapping the extras on. ben @ qpeng said the ecu is made to run cooler and 2.5" decat system. i will be running this :evil: but any extras you do, apparently the ecu can take other mods into account. If you do any major mods, they will remap it for free, but this only applies when using VAG parts, say a k04 upgrade. which is cool, so if at any point i want to put on a k04, i can get it remapped for free!

if ya need any more info about the conversion, let me know. anything, like parts needed and stuff. i got a list of everything i have bought so far and prices. scary when you add it up...... :D

LL ;)


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Dec on 18 June 2009, 08:27
Yer I think qpeng state 270, but 280 can be achieved easily with some tweaking :smug:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 June 2009, 08:35
yeah i say 230, cause that what qpeng have said. i will be running decat, 2.5" system, fmic, forge tip, 007p, lightened g60 fly/vr clutch, etc. so hopefully get around 230bhp. going to get it on the rollers when its done for a health check and get my printout.... fingers crossed that they dont say the engine is running sh!t and it less than 200bhp :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Mikester on 18 June 2009, 23:56
are you going to run a 16v O2A gearbox with a hyrdro clutch etc?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 June 2009, 01:42
running the 02a cable change box out of a 16v, yes. but running cable clutch. got an actuator new from vw whch fits to the box so you can run a cable clutch.

i will wack up an update this weekend and i can list all the parts, upgrades, etc. i guess like a spec list that people have in their sigs.

neway, i gotta get in a couple hours for work, so best get some sleep! :D

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 19 June 2009, 21:31
ohh and qpeng doesnt run knock sensor DH, but it doesnt need it according to ben.

OK, so he says it doesn't need knock control, yeah?

Here's an article about detonation (http://www.contactmagazine.com/Issue54/EngineBasics.html)

Maybe you should ask him how the spark advance is controlled?

With a good knock controller it allows the engine to advance the spark timing until it detects 'detonation', then it pulls the advance back.

Detonation isn't a static thing, it varies with fuel grade and other factors and turbo motors are more prone to detonation.

A very short period of detonation will be enough to shag your rather expensive motor, so unless there's some 'alternative' way of managing detonation I'm curious as to why QPENG don't use knock control.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 June 2009, 14:07
ohh and qpeng doesnt run knock sensor DH, but it doesnt need it according to ben.

OK, so he says it doesn't need knock control, yeah?

Here's an article about detonation (http://www.contactmagazine.com/Issue54/EngineBasics.html)

Maybe you should ask him how the spark advance is controlled?

With a good knock controller it allows the engine to advance the spark timing until it detects 'detonation', then it pulls the advance back.

Detonation isn't a static thing, it varies with fuel grade and other factors and turbo motors are more prone to detonation.

A very short period of detonation will be enough to shag your rather expensive motor, so unless there's some 'alternative' way of managing detonation I'm curious as to why QPENG don't use knock control.

he did say he has not encounted a problem with it before but also said its OK, as long as its mapped correctly and run on the correct octane fuel it was mapped to use, which is 97. which i run anyway :)

thanks again DH :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: topher on 23 June 2009, 14:53
i've never seen any detonation incidents with qpeng stuff, but you should probably stick an AFR gauge on your list of bits to buy.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 June 2009, 16:31
i've never seen any detonation incidents with qpeng stuff, but you should probably stick an AFR gauge on your list of bits to buy.

Ben did say that he had not seen anything like it. it makes sense that you would need to stick to what the ecu has been mapped for, i.e. 97 octane fuel.

yeah its on there, takes priority over all other gauges. although afr is the only one i have thought about fitting first. boost, etc might go on afterwards, but its finding the space to put the gauges.

cheers :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 23 June 2009, 18:33
Ben did say that he had not seen anything like it. it makes sense that you would need to stick to what the ecu has been mapped for, i.e. 97 octane fuel.

So what happens if you get a duff batch of fuel, that's only 95RON?  You can't control that and that is why engine management systems run knock-control as a feedback loop on the ignition map.

Remember this is something that can take seconds to destroy your engine.

I cannot believe that despite no knock control there have been no detonation-grenaded motors running QPENG. 

It's missing a major safeguard that pretty much ALL manufacturers use on their cars.  It's so important that (as an example) the ABF uses two knock sensors so it can accurately control the ignition advance.

Also, what happens if you rock up at a petrol station to find they only have 95RON on tap and you're running on fumes?

An AFR gauge won't tell you about detonation.  That's what knock sensors are for.  An exhaust temperature gauge might help, but it happens so quickly it's all over and done before you can respond to the gauge.

The only way of avoiding it with static ignition mapping is to run a massively conservative map, which will compromise power hugely.  Even then, it's still a big risk to take.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Wayne on 23 June 2009, 18:57
Ben did say that he had not seen anything like it. it makes sense that you would need to stick to what the ecu has been mapped for, i.e. 97 octane fuel.

So what happens if you get a duff batch of fuel, that's only 95RON?  You can't control that and that is why engine management systems run knock-control as a feedback loop on the ignition map.

Remember this is something that can take seconds to destroy your engine.

I cannot believe that despite no knock control there have been no detonation-grenaded motors running QPENG. 

It's missing a major safeguard that pretty much ALL manufacturers use on their cars.  It's so important that (as an example) the ABF uses two knock sensors so it can accurately control the ignition advance.

Also, what happens if you rock up at a petrol station to find they only have 95RON on tap and you're running on fumes?

An AFR gauge won't tell you about detonation.  That's what knock sensors are for.  An exhaust temperature gauge might help, but it happens so quickly it's all over and done before you can respond to the gauge.

The only way of avoiding it with static ignition mapping is to run a massively conservative map, which will compromise power hugely.  Even then, it's still a big risk to take.

Spot on you need to run a knock sensor really.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Jay on 23 June 2009, 22:29
I was going to say the first gauge you would need is an  EGT  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EGT_gauge)gauge , but DH got there first  :wink:  This is the FIRST gauge the IDI diesel boys add.

DH you have PM about knock sensors and Diesels  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 June 2009, 12:37
ok looking into it a bit more, and found that some tvr's run the mbe ecu, same as what qpeng use. now the mbe ecu doesnt use a knock sensor. although this increase performance, seeing as a knock sensor detunes the engine when needed to reduce pinking and stop it from blowing up. as long as 97 or higher octane fuel is used, then its fine.

it sucks down here, nearest 99 to me is like 20 miles away, which is v power. supposed to be the best 99, although many say tesco 99 is better, but there is no tesco 99 near me at all. so i will run the next best thing - BP ultimate (97), which is like 1 mile from my house.



Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 25 June 2009, 13:15
ok looking into it a bit more, and found that some tvr's run the mbe ecu, same as what qpeng use. now the mbe ecu doesnt use a knock sensor. although this increase performance, seeing as a knock sensor detunes the engine when needed to reduce pinking and stop it from blowing up. as long as 97 or higher octane fuel is used, then its fine.

You really are missing the point.

Just because certain TVRs have run no knock sensor doesn't make it OK.  I say again - turbo engines are more prone to knock.  I don't think any of the TVRs would have been turbocharged.  Your engine is far more stressed and likely to encounter this issue.

By all means go ahead with what you're doing, but you need to understand your car will be missing a major engine safeguard, used almost universally in modern engine management (even back to Golf2 Digifants).  These guys haven't been fitting the knock sensor for fun.

One tank of 95RON fuel, or even a poor batch of +97RON might well kill your engine.  I know that's not a risk I'd be interested in taking and I'm running a cheap engine!

You'll note most cars don't have a shift light.  That's not really on the radar for anything but a rotary, yet QPENG seem to think that's more important than a knock sensor.  Go figure.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Wayne on 25 June 2009, 13:19
^^As above you need something to safeguard the engine, a knock sensor could save you a lot of trouble and money in the end.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 June 2009, 13:43
yeah ok, i understand the point you are making, you have said it a few times, but the point im making is there isnt a lot i can do about it..... im not going to change management, not at this point, and i take it a knock sensor is built into the ecu so it cant just be "added" .......

its all very well picking out flaws, but if i cant do anything about it, then thats that.

cheers :)


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion, getting there! New pics p44!
Post by: Diamond Hell on 25 June 2009, 15:21
i take it a knock sensor is built into the ecu so it cant just be "added" .......

Correct.

its all very well picking out flaws, but if i cant do anything about it, then thats that.

It's not picking flaws.  It's a raging gurt black hole.  There are two systems to protect your engine - lambda and knock sensor.  They control the key variables in the system.  You've cut out 50% of that control. 

As a comparison you have two modes of expelling waste from your body.  If you lost control of one of those, would you be happy with things, or think it was a minor flaw?

I think buying a proper management system straight outta the traps would have been the best idea.  You're at the point where the system isn't in the car.  It's my view that now is the right time to swallow your pride, sell it on and get a proper management system (one with sphincter knock control, for a start). 

Lads on E38 go nuts for QPENG - put it up for flog on there.  They're dying to spend money replacing their engines regularly (it blew up because a deer ran out in front of it and got sucked in the mad intake system, innit. I haz got the new one chromed inside etc). 

I don't think you are quite so keen on replacing blown up engines, are you?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now this is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 June 2009, 15:52
i just dont understand how qpeng have got such a good reputation for 1.8t management then. you see 1.8t conversions in PVW running it, and dont see many write ups about qpeng blowing up there engine.

i can see where your coming from though, is it really worth risking blowing up my engine to see if qpeng management is good enough...

on paper, looking at the knock sensor thing, it seems like a major flaw. Considering qpeng are based on one engine and thats a TURBOCHARGED 1.8, you have thought he might have taken it into account...

looks like i got more research to do, more questions to ask and a lot of thinking

thanks again :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now this is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 25 June 2009, 19:17
Where's the competition?

QPENG is a 'lazy' solution - it's boxed.  If you're afraid of wires, or can't be bothered to figure all that management stuff out, then just buy something that works as a complete solution out of the box.

There are a good range of solutions out there, but they're not as focused so they're not the 'automatic choice'. 

OMEX for example - will probably have a map off the shelf, but will want you to buy your sensors from them, if you don't have the precise ones they want for their ECU
Megasquirt - incredibly flexible and if you know what you're doing you can plug in amazingly advanced modules from other people, but it's often supplied as a kit of bits, or it won't be right for your car straight away.

You're dealing with a pretty specialist market.  QPENG have focused on a very slim piece of that market - 1.8Ts all have a range of characteristics that are similar.  I suspect they'll have a range of maps on the shelf to suit the various variants of the 1.8T, but for some reason (and I'd love to know what that reason is) they decided not to include knock-sensing in their ECU.

Thing is, without any specific competition in the market, there's no driver to add this to their product - you want a 1.8T, you go to QPENG.  Like I said - lazy (haha).  £10 says thinking outside the QPENG box will get you more power, better diagnostics and also something that you can carry to your next project and re-use.  If you decide you want a supercharged VR an OMEX or MS box will go with you.  The QPENG will stay on the 1.8, cos that's what it does.

Do it once, do it right.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now this is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 June 2009, 11:50
thanks for your advice DH, but i will still run qpeng, talking to them and a few mates and the way its mapped, means it doesnt need to run a map sensor. i cant explain it like they did, cause i dont understand too much about it, but what they said made sense.

if it blows it blows :D

yeah qpeng is lazy way, thats why i choose it! LOL :D

i see what you mean about taking it with me to my next project, but i dont think i'd do that, like to keep it running.

update coming soon...

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now THIS is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: dubsport on 29 June 2009, 16:44
 :huh:

you have totally lost me now  :grin: cant wait to see this project up and running mate, i literally wouldnt know where to start!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now THIS is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 June 2009, 17:29
:huh:

you have totally lost me now  :grin: cant wait to see this project up and running mate, i literally wouldnt know where to start!

you found the start! not knowing where to start lol. i didnt really know anything about what i was doing. i now know a little more through research online and just by having a go and learning from your mistakes.

i cant wait either! :D just gotta keep putting the time in and it will get done. the fact that a lot of parts of being replaced with new bits and there is quite a lot more to do, with it being a 1.4 base rather than a gti base. also the fact that most of the time i need to figure out what/how/where/which about most things lol.

was hoping to get it to a rolling shell by end of last week, i.e. yesterday. but couldnt get the damn handbrake cables outta the metal sleeves that take them into the car. think the thread end has got caught and it just wont come out! but once they are out, then its just a case of bolting the rear beam on and putting the wheels on.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now THIS is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: Mikester on 29 June 2009, 17:34
Just put the engine in already, and get it running for edition 38. Then everyone can judge for themselves on a little drag race to tesco. lool.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now THIS is a Lazy Project!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 29 June 2009, 19:56
I saw this yesterday, it's coming along nicely, looks cool in matte black too :) just get that engine in already Alex lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now THIS is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 June 2009, 20:28

yeah yeah, "get the engine in"

f**k off.







:D :D :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now THIS is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: Mikester on 29 June 2009, 20:30
I dont even believe you have an engine....... or the qpeng loom....... or a mk3...... or even the internet!

Until i see pictures. lol
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now THIS is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: Mikester on 01 July 2009, 17:25
Whats the difference between the AGU and BAM engine, as the bam has more bhp, is it just the turbo? Is the bam a KO4? And the AGU a KO3? Is it just the turbo, so an agu with the larger turbo would make the same power?

Cheers

Mike
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now THIS is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: boo on 01 July 2009, 21:23
thats it basicly altough the agu has a better flowing head
and better engine internals than a bam the agu just has a crappy
little turbo on it !
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Now THIS is a Lazy Project!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 July 2009, 13:55
Whats the difference between the AGU and BAM engine, as the bam has more bhp, is it just the turbo? Is the bam a KO4? And the AGU a KO3? Is it just the turbo, so an agu with the larger turbo would make the same power?

Cheers

Mike

BAM is better really, as it comes with the ko4 as standard, and it is a big hassle to convert an agu to k04. AGU does have a large port head but the internals are the same.

i have a chart somewhere with info on all 1.8t engines...... need to find it.



Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Its p***ing me off now...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 July 2009, 09:54
WOW, onto the 2nd page, now thats lazy haha.

havent really done much with it recently rather than shout at it and then break down in tears lol.

got the beam off and handbrake cables out, i just ripped the metal sleeves out lol, the old handbrake cable are stuck in them lol. so just feed the new ones into the car and got the jetex zaust on. looks phat from the back. 2.5" is actually quite big, going to be interesting when its slammed. knocking exhaust anyone? :D

yeah so tried getting the new rear beam on but the damn thing is too small now cause the powerflex bushes are too big. not too bad to get it on, but its a very tight squeeze. and aligning is a pain cause once its in the brackets, as its so tight, you cant move it. why cant powerflex make life easier lol.

going to down there after work today, so hopefully get it on 4 wheels tonight.

wil get a proper update soon with pics, but been so busy lately so not had a chance.

just need a couple more bits, new front crossmember as mine has been butchered and some brake lines from the master cylinder (needed off a gti with abs i think).

as for problems, i have to figure out the brake bias valve as there is no where on the gti beam to mount one and also the beam never came with one. so need to sort it out or i will have no brakes!

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Its p***ing me off now...]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 16 July 2009, 11:37
Have you really not finished this yet?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Its p***ing me off now...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 July 2009, 13:53
Have you really not finished this yet?

i saw that the last post was you DH, and all i could think was  "here we go....." lol.

no i have not finished it, havent put the time in. plus i only just received engine mounting brackets and starter today! ordered them a while back now!

your welcome to come down and show me hows its done :D :D :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Its p***ing me off now...]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 16 July 2009, 17:50
Well, I'm a bit busy doing 'work' at the moment, but for a fee DannyP might be persuaded to stop by - he's due down your way with a 20V and PD150 loom in the next week or two.....
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 ---> 1.8 20V Turbo Conversion [Its p***ing me off now...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 July 2009, 10:36
Well, I'm a bit busy doing 'work' at the moment, but for a fee DannyP might be persuaded to stop by - he's due down your way with a 20V and PD150 loom in the next week or two.....

cool stuff. funny this actually, been doing it by myself and suddenly i have got like 6+ poeple that can help!

got an update with pics later from last nite. i got the rear wheels on!!! woop woop!!! got to finish off a couple little bits this weekend, then once i can get ahold of a front crossmember, engine is going in :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 July 2009, 20:18
OK, update time baby - with pics!

So i got the rear beam off fine, and got the zaust off, and fitted new one. went on nice and easy without the rear beam there.

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8787/070720091624.jpg)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7715/070720091626.jpg)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4105/070720091627.jpg)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2799/070720091628.jpg)

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4820/070720091629.jpg)

heres some shots of the car on 4 wheels. the weight of the engine should take the front down to a nice height, might need to lower the rear a little more.

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8981/160720091662.jpg)

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/3665/160720091663.jpg)

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/6655/160720091664.jpg)

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5395/160720091665.jpg)

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/234/160720091667.jpg)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9305/160720091666.jpg)

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4677/160720091668.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6238/160720091669.jpg)


Got the new handbrake sleeves the other day and refitted the handbrake cables, much better, but i can still pull the handbrake lever to the top.... not sure if i need to have brake fluid and have the pads set, etc. so hoping that this will sort itself out, cause i've done it right.

anyway, got the front wheels off and put the calipers on and fitted my new pads. connected up the goodridge hoses and then put the wheels back on. happy days. only thing left to do with the brakes is the brake bias valve and brake lines for the master cylinder.

few more pics:

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3586/220720091671.jpg)

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9729/220720091672.jpg)

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7614/220720091673.jpg)

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7020/220720091674.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6850/220720091675.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/820/220720091676.jpg)


looking at it, i havent really started the actual conversion yet lol. engine is going in next weekend. gives me a week to get my new uprated mounts and for the crossmember to arrive. once its in, will just be a case of connecting it all up. wiring is sorted, found the tacho and fuel pump now, so the qpeng loom can be wired in.

if i get time during next week, i will have a look at the front end and figure out where the cooler is going and figure out fitting the vr rad.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: Wayne on 23 July 2009, 20:28
Good progress.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: funkyfive on 23 July 2009, 20:56
Looks good, i will have to keep on close on your project for tips and tricks!!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 July 2009, 23:47
Good progress.

cheers m8 :afro:


Looks good, i will have to keep on close on your project for tips and tricks!!

its been in progress for ages now, but its getting there. yeah, give me a shout if you go ahead with your 20vt conversion. if you need any help or any questions, please ask.


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: Mikester on 24 July 2009, 00:00
Looking good, keep it up!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 July 2009, 08:01
cheers mike

if the weekend wasnt going to be soo mental :D :D  i'd have the front end sorted, but will leave that til next week, really want to crack on with it before next weekend when the engine is going in, that way i can just throw the front end on and order the hoses that i need. once its all connected up and things work, i can tidy bits and bobs up, i.e. get rid of excess wiring, etc.

then will need someone to have a look at a couple bits to get it road worthy.

not long now! :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: funkyfive on 25 July 2009, 21:40
Good progress.

cheers m8 :afro:


Looks good, i will have to keep on close on your project for tips and tricks!!

its been in progress for ages now, but its getting there. yeah, give me a shout if you go ahead with your 20vt conversion. if you need any help or any questions, please ask.




Yeah sure, the project will defo happen. Just out of interest how much as it cost you so far?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 31 July 2009, 14:24
did a bit last nite, wired in the loom and fitted the shift light where the clocks are and got the boost control switch on the dash, near the heater controls. got some pics, but cant upload them at work.

received my new front crossmember, as i butchered my old one trying to get the bushes out. so i wire brushed the new one and gave a few coats of hammerite and i have left that to dry overnight.

did a few other little bits like fitting the clutch cable, throttle cable, etc.

going to grab a new gearbox mount and new tie-rod ends from gsf today.

tomorrow is the big day. going to be spending an entire day on the car..... it time to fit the engine! yep, so hopefully i can get it in and get as much connecting/wiring done as possible. then from here i just need to sort out hoses, boost pipes, etc. hard part will be connecting it all up and figuring out which hose on the 20vt engine does what.

ohh and i will have help for the engine fitting, there is only so much you can do alone :D

Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: Adam on 31 July 2009, 14:58
Good luck LL  :wink:

When do you think you will hear it start?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 31 July 2009, 16:02
ohh and i will have help for the engine fitting, there is only so much you can do on low IQ

Fixed that for you.

Haven't you finished this yet?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 31 July 2009, 18:08
Good luck LL  :wink:

When do you think you will hear it start?

cheers :)

within the next couple weeks, depending on how well tomorrow goes.....

ohh and i will have help for the engine fitting, there is only so much you can do on low IQ

Fixed that for you.

Haven't you finished this yet?

dont need a high IQ for car mechanics :lipsrsealed: if you need some i got enough to share :lipsrsealed:

:D :D :D


oh and no, its not finished yet :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 August 2009, 10:38
need a new flywheel.

nuff said.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: axewielder on 10 August 2009, 19:26
good to see its still goin, cant resist a matt black gti man lookin nice, good luck with the rest of the install man.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 August 2009, 20:44
good to see its still goin, cant resist a matt black gti man lookin nice, good luck with the rest of the install man.

cheers m8. its just getting time to do it and trying to manage borrowing tools like an engine crane and getting someone to help me with putting the engine in. should be in this week i hope!

get new flywheel on wednesday now, all good
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: boneybradley on 10 August 2009, 21:01
can't believe your still on with this  :laugh:   the wait best be worth it!!  :huh: (and making dh help on a mk3 is priceless!!)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 August 2009, 11:26
can't believe your still on with this  :laugh:   the wait best be worth it!!  :huh: (and making dh help on a mk3 is priceless!!)

yeah, dont really put much time into it. its trying to find time and also being bothered :D

the engine conversion doesnt really start until wednesday, when the engine goes in (providing no more f**king problems!)

but i WILL be going ED38! even if it means sleepness nights beforehand getting it done lol.

once the engine is in and connected. just gotta sort out the brake piping, connecting zaust to downpipe and fitting cooler/boost piping. :cool:

not too long now!


making dh help on a mk3 is priceless!!

he's all talk :p   :D :D :D
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 11 August 2009, 13:42
Haven't you finished this yet?

get new flywheel on wednesday now, all good

Make sure you threadlock the bolts, or oil will seep through and on to your clutch eventually.

(and making dh help on a mk3 is priceless!!)

Everyone loves a tryer, even if the car is a bit on the chubby side.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 August 2009, 13:58
Make sure you threadlock the bolts, or oil will seep through and on to your clutch eventually.

ahh good shout, wouldnt have thought of doing that! cheers bud :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: funkyfive on 11 August 2009, 23:13
Project looks great, you going to post some youtube videos when the engine is running?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Its OK now, it seems to be coming along]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 August 2009, 02:17
Project looks great, you going to post some youtube videos when the engine is running?

yeah i would have thought so.


ohhh and....

THE ENGINE IS IN!!! LOL :D going to have a look at plumbing/connecting it all up after work tomorrow. then order the bits bobs i need, etc. other than this, its just brake lines, clutch/throttle cables and cooler/boost pipes. only got a couple weeks, so gotta crack on!!!

update with pics and stuff will be up tomorrow when i get back from the garage.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: dubsport on 13 August 2009, 05:45
good work mate  :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Adam on 15 August 2009, 18:20
Come on LL, I need my picture FIX!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Mikester on 15 August 2009, 18:38
Finally! HORA!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: funkyfive on 15 August 2009, 19:21
At last the dream is close!!!! Pics pics pics please!!!!  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 15 August 2009, 19:28
It's not running yet boys, until the car is drivable he isn't done :P
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Wayne on 15 August 2009, 21:02
Great news.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 August 2009, 17:13
well i spent ages doing a massive update, loads of pics. then it f**ked itself and i lost the whole lot. so will slam an update up soon! havent had anytime lately. i will try and get some pics up for those that need a fix.

now it is definately one of those moments where "i'm close but yet sooooo far."

thanks peeps :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 17 August 2009, 17:24
I will be VERY surprised if you make it to E38.

If you do make it there I will be VERY surprised if you make it back.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 17 August 2009, 18:04
If it does, DH has to buy a MK3, if it doesn't, I'll put a dent in mine.

We got a deal DH?  :evil:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 17 August 2009, 19:27
DH doesn't make deals, he breaks them...


Or does he make deals, and doesn't break them?...


I dunno but whatever, I hope you prove DH wrong LL, do it for us MK3ers lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 18 August 2009, 22:37
Shady, you do speak a load of shyte.  :kiss:

If he does get there and back I'll buy another Golf3..... to break.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 August 2009, 00:11
Shady, you do speak a load of shyte.  :kiss:

If he does get there and back I'll buy another Golf3..... to break.

When have I never spoken shyte?  :kiss: :laugh:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 August 2009, 09:10
haha, doubt it will be done for ed38. looked over what needs to be done and there is so many little things that need sorting. arghhh!

its just going to knock and go bang when its done anyway!!! hahaha :D :D

got the intercooler mounted now, needed a bit modification to the bumper and front end :smug:

will try and get pics up today of everything! not making any promises, cause i never get round to it :p
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Wayne on 19 August 2009, 09:47
Looking forward to the pics.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 August 2009, 16:42
SAI block off plate from intregrated engineering fitted.

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5219/080820091720.jpg)


(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/2976/080820091721.jpg)


gearbox on.

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2946/120820091727.jpg)

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5861/120820091728.jpg)


lifting it in.

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/8329/120820091729.jpg)


engine in!

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9126/120820091731.jpg)

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2829/120820091732.jpg)

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9695/120820091733.jpg)

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2201/120820091740.jpg)


removed the n112, n249, and a load of vacuum hosing, SAI stuff, etc

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9286/120820091738.jpg)


took a standard boost pipe and modified it. just cut it down and grinded a few bits off it.

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6/130820091749.jpg)


refitted the forge tip and connected all the hoses up, used all new jcs hose clips.

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/1921/130820091752.jpg)


wired in the qpeng loom and few other engine bay wires. got a few extras, for fan, and a couple others i dont know. also see the solid mount there. will interesting to see just how bad it is inside compared to standard mount.

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9011/140820091757.jpg)

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4575/140820091766.jpg)


wired in the boost control switch and shift light:

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/8166/300720091692.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6219/300720091693.jpg)


also plumbed in map sensor and bolted it under the intake manifold using the bolt and hole the n249/n112 bracket was held on with.

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/1897/140820091764.jpg)


fitted the intercooler too. had to cut away pretty much all the plastic under the rad. a bit of grinding and cutting to get it fit nicely, then bolted it the steel thingy. then realised the bumper wont fit, so had to adjust that too :D wont be having a splitter now and im using my old smoothed bumper, but i like the way it looks. just gotta watch the cooler now. but it sits at a nice height and has got plenty of airflow now.

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8670/180820091773.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/3572/180820091779.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5020/180820091780.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/895/180820091781.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5594/180820091782.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6295/180820091784.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2120/180820091786.jpg)

(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6030/180820091787.jpg)


got a nice long list of things to do to get it OTR. so best crack on.

cheers :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Wayne on 19 August 2009, 21:18
Good progress.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 20 August 2009, 00:01
 :cool:

IB4ISTHISNOTFINISHEDYET?

 :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Mikester on 20 August 2009, 00:04
It went from nothing, to almost done, in like...... 1 post out of 56 pages of posts!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 20 August 2009, 09:04
yep lol. blitzin it on saturday trying to get a lot done then. started on the boost piping last night and came across a bit of problem. the intercooler needed to be tilted down so the boost piping could fit as the front crossmember was in the way. should of seen this and really thought about it, but i rushed it cause i want to get it done. it will be fine i think, just the boost pipes might sit quite low....

if need be, i can get another intercooler at a later date, but for now it will do.

hopefully after this weekend i will have a much better idea of whether it will make it to ed38 or not. got long list of stuff that needs doing, but a lot of it is small bits and bobs.

cheers peeps :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: dubcheryl on 21 August 2009, 15:03
Fair play to you mate, looks like its starting to really get going now, will hopefully see it for real some time soon :cool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 August 2009, 16:21
Fair play to you mate, looks like its starting to really get going now, will hopefully see it for real some time soon :cool:

cheers :)

only recently started the engine conversion. most of the stuff before was refurbing, uprating and messing about. a lot of the time i was working on it, it wasnt very productive cause i didnt know what to do, so there was lots of thinking and questions to be answered.

once its done, i reckon i could convert a mk3 16v gti to a 20vt quite quick. would defo think about doing another.

boost piping is almost sorted now too. just need a reducer and a reducer elbow. using really cheap, sh!tty silicon hosing to join the rest of the pipes. only using it as it was free with the pipes, but will uprate it at a later date to proper SiliconHoses.com stuff (that is black not blue too).

hopefully get a load done on saturday and get update here on the weekend.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: funkyfive on 24 August 2009, 21:22
Looking awesome. You will have to give me some tips early next year when i start mine.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: DubFan on 25 August 2009, 12:58
Wow, some photographic proof of the progress.
Seriously though, I'm impressed. From where you started as a novice with a plain Mk3 to this, is good going.
Lets see if finished soon.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 August 2009, 14:42
Wow, some photographic proof of the progress.
Seriously though, I'm impressed. From where you started as a novice with a plain Mk3 to this, is good going.
Lets see if finished soon.

cheers m8 :)

yeah my picture updates are getting rare these days lol. sorted the rear of the car on saturday; went over and tightened all the bolts, replaced any corroded brake lines and reconfigured the lines to cancel out the load compensator. also got the master cylinder plumbed in. here's a few of the brake lines:

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4529/220820091799.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4637/220820091800.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4692/220820091802.jpg)

just received a load of stuff from siliconhoses.com so will put all this on tonight and put the offside driveshaft back together and bolt that on, then put the ball joint, hub, wheel, etc back on.
boost piping is pretty much sorted now, will be fitting the new uprated stuff later, but here is how it looked when it was trail fitted:

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/266/220820091812.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4143/200820091788.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/6793/200820091789.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7826/200820091793.jpg)


recent engine pic, wiring is all sorted and neat, just the front end wiring will need to be connected and plug in the ecu. plus a sticker on the inlet for the pic lol.

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7632/220820091807.jpg)


fire extinguisher fixed in the boot...... just in case  :shocked:

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4056/220820091813.jpg)


Looking awesome. You will have to give me some tips early next year when i start mine.

no worries :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: shepgti on 25 August 2009, 15:20
mmmm shiney pipework  :drool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 August 2009, 16:31
mmmm shiney pipework  :drool:

haha, yep!

.....although i am tempted by spraying the boost pipes, rocker cover and inlet manifold black :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Wayne on 25 August 2009, 16:48
mmmm shiney pipework  :drool:

haha, yep!

.....although i am tempted by spraying the boost pipes, rocker cover and inlet manifold black :lipsrsealed:

I would leave it shiny / silver
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: Adam on 25 August 2009, 17:03
How much were the boost pipes?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Engine is in, just need to get it running]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 August 2009, 20:27
How much were the boost pipes?

got the lot + some extra for £50
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Mikester on 26 August 2009, 11:54
So going to have it on the road for next friday?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 26 August 2009, 12:18
It's almost done? It's about bloody time haha!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 August 2009, 12:30
So going to have it on the road for next friday?

ahh..... we'll see....... gotta make up brackets and cables for the clutch and throttle. non of the recommended cables have worked so far, so need to source them again.

also need to bolt on the downpipe and attach it to the exhaust. looks like it will foul the arb and steering joint....... could be interesting.

got a few little bits to sort this weekend. getting new thick wiring for the battery in the boot to the starter and wiring the fusebox live to the battery. battery also needs to be secured in the boot.

also gotta put the aux belt on, bleed the brakes and sort out an air filter. block off the holes on the TIP, TB and inlet manifold and connect up the fuel lines and sort out a bottom rad hose.

once the coolant and pas reservoirs are mounted and secure, and the above is sorted then i will fill up the engine with fluids, put the front end up and wire it up an put on the boost pipes. 

DONE! so yeah, maybe, but still lots to do!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: DubFan on 31 August 2009, 16:33
Is that sticker on the manifold heat proof ? Will it not melt ?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Mikester on 31 August 2009, 17:42
bored of waiiiiiiiiiting.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Wayne on 31 August 2009, 19:38
Any updates  :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 31 August 2009, 21:19
Is this thing not done yet?

 :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 31 August 2009, 23:30
Leave him alone, lol! It's his car, he'll finish it when he wants  :smug:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 31 August 2009, 23:43
Leave him alone, lol! It's his car, he'll finish it when he wants  :smug:

yeah!!! thanks shady :kiss:

really though, its not easy to do a 1.8t conversion yourself! lots of stuff goes wrong and nothing is simple - NOTHING!

pretty much everything needs to be modified in some way and when you start by knowing nothing about engines and cars, you gotta learn that along the way too!


but yeah update soon, only gotta bolt on downpipe and get the throttle/clutch cables on. bolt on front end and boost pipes (silicone should be here this week) add all the fluids, then done! sounds easy? no! no and no and no again!! had the throttle cable on today, custom made brackets for it, etc. but it only opened the throttle half way!! arghh!! clutch cable is even worth as the mech is the wrong way, so needs to be pulled towards the front of the car. ohh and the downpipe, well the arb is in the way of that :rolleyes:

then picture that sort of thing for EVERYTHING that needs doing!  B A L L   A C H E

got no dials either, so will have to sort that too...... just lack of power.


yahhh, im out ;)


Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 01 September 2009, 08:11
Awesome.

I was just mocking DH by the way.  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Mikester on 01 September 2009, 08:40
So.... Is it done yet?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 01 September 2009, 09:05
clutch cable is even worth as the mech is the wrong way, so needs to be pulled towards the front of the car.

What are you doing with the clutch? What parts are you using?

If you're staying cable-actuated, then it *should* pull towards the front and you should be able to just bolt the whole SEAT set up straight up.  This should include a bracket that bolts to the top of the gearbox to hold the cable.

Here's a couple of inalienable truths:

Modified cars are here for one reason - to teach us that nothing is ever easy (just ask Len).

Women are here for one reason - to demonstrate all women are mental.

So, I take it you're hitching a lift to E38, or just not bothering....
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 September 2009, 13:39
clutch cable is even worth as the mech is the wrong way, so needs to be pulled towards the front of the car.

What are you doing with the clutch? What parts are you using?

If you're staying cable-actuated, then it *should* pull towards the front and you should be able to just bolt the whole SEAT set up straight up.  This should include a bracket that bolts to the top of the gearbox to hold the cable.

Here's a couple of inalienable truths:

Modified cars are here for one reason - to teach us that nothing is ever easy (just ask Len).

Women are here for one reason - to demonstrate all women are mental.

So, I take it you're hitching a lift to E38, or just not bothering....

ahh, might pop up to Seat after work then and grab the bracket. got the actuator from vw, but no bracket, although i think i remember seeing the bracket that holds the cable on the diagram at vw.

yep, probably just wont bother :D :D :D   

.....unless i can get the dash working, cables fitted and downpipe on and connected to zaust by thursday.....
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: robz on 01 September 2009, 15:03
looking good mate,
cant wait to see the finshed peice!
keep up the good work!!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Mikester on 01 September 2009, 20:16
And tax and insure it correctly ;)

lol
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Wayne on 01 September 2009, 20:21
And tax and insure it correctly ;)

lol

 :shocked: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Mikester on 01 September 2009, 20:26
Well it was a 1.4 and its now a 1.8, so it changes the tax band. Dont want him to forget that and get in trouble!!

Plus there will be a lot of heat around ed38.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: josiethebeast on 02 September 2009, 01:18
just bin through all 59 pages
cant wait to see it finished
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 September 2009, 08:13
looking good mate,
cant wait to see the finshed peice!
keep up the good work!!

cheers m8 :afro:


just bin through all 59 pages
cant wait to see it finished

:shocked: wow good going! thanks!!! i cant wait either! :)


And tax and insure it correctly ;)

lol


ooo yep, thanks for reminding me mikester, really wanted to be reminded of that! :D :D

will be lots of trouble around ed38, but i dont think i will make it anyway. but yeah, got to send off the v5c about the changes to color and engine size. yeah needs tax anyway, so will make sure i get that right. just going to pay the premium on my current insurance as it ends in november, then go with adrian flux or similar for my renewal.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: mattneck(Beavis) on 02 September 2009, 08:43
looking good mate,
cant wait to see the finshed peice!
keep up the good work!!

cheers m8 :afro:


just bin through all 59 pages
cant wait to see it finished

:shocked: wow good going! thanks!!! i cant wait either! :)


And tax and insure it correctly ;)

lol


ooo yep, thanks for reminding me mikester, really wanted to be reminded of that! :D :D

will be lots of trouble around ed38, but i dont think i will make it anyway. but yeah, got to send off the v5c about the changes to color and engine size. yeah needs tax anyway, so will make sure i get that right. just going to pay the premium on my current insurance as it ends in november, then go with adrian flux or similar for my renewal.

Try brentacre :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 September 2009, 09:53
^^ ahh will do! ^^

cheers m8 :afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 September 2009, 11:16
What are you doing with the clutch? What parts are you using?

using a vw part (forgot the part no). its a clutch actuator, probs the same as the seat setup. used to convert from hydro clutch to cable. using a g60 flywheel and vr6 sachs clutch. then a seat toledo cable although have a got a mk2 1.3 cable to use too.

going to order the bracket to guide the cable to the actuator from vw today if i can get the part number.

LL ;)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: SammyT on 02 September 2009, 12:13
Ive Enjoyed reading this. keep up the good work  :wink:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 02 September 2009, 12:39
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/971/image151ae5.jpg)
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9757/image153xh1.jpg)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8282/image157rm7.jpg)

To think it's come from that.

:afro:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 September 2009, 12:57
yeah LOL :D

quite a difference. will get some before, during after pics up when its totally done.

thanks a lot m8 :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 02 September 2009, 21:22
Some part numbers for you......

Seat Toledo ABF clutch cable for cable-change 'box with cable clutch: 1L0721335G
Tensioning bracket to hold the end of the cable outer from B3 Passat: 357199356

Cable from early B3 Passat to provide mechanical speedo drive: 358957803G
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 September 2009, 08:31
Some part numbers for you......

Seat Toledo ABF clutch cable for cable-change 'box with cable clutch: 1L0721335G
Tensioning bracket to hold the end of the cable outer from B3 Passat: 357199356

Cable from early B3 Passat to provide mechanical speedo drive: 358957803G

cheers DH, will check out that tensioning bracket!

bit of an update:

i turned it over last night and it sounded smooth. just need to FULLY charge the battery and grab a couple more bits to finish it. need a piece of 2.5" id pipe to join the exhaust to the downpipe, if i can find some. also need a bracket for the clutch cable and a little piece for the throttle cable. but all the boost piping is sorted, and everything else seems good.

also need a new nearside front caliper cause the bleed nipple broke (couldnt be helped), and need to look at the gear linkage, as the stick seems to not select gears well, dont think its the box, but i got a spare g60 box incase.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: funkyfive on 11 September 2009, 08:34
Some part numbers for you......

Seat Toledo ABF clutch cable for cable-change 'box with cable clutch: 1L0721335G
Tensioning bracket to hold the end of the cable outer from B3 Passat: 357199356

Cable from early B3 Passat to provide mechanical speedo drive: 358957803G

cheers DH, will check out that tensioning bracket!

bit of an update:

i turned it over last night and it sounded smooth. just need to FULLY charge the battery and grab a couple more bits to finish it. need a piece of 2.5" id pipe to join the exhaust to the downpipe, if i can find some. also need a bracket for the clutch cable and a little piece for the throttle cable. but all the boost piping is sorted, and everything else seems good.

also need a new nearside front caliper cause the bleed nipple broke (couldnt be helped), and need to look at the gear linkage, as the stick seems to not select gears well, dont think its the box, but i got a spare g60 box incase.

You got any youtube videos yet fella?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 September 2009, 17:51
Some part numbers for you......

Seat Toledo ABF clutch cable for cable-change 'box with cable clutch: 1L0721335G
Tensioning bracket to hold the end of the cable outer from B3 Passat: 357199356

Cable from early B3 Passat to provide mechanical speedo drive: 358957803G

cheers DH, will check out that tensioning bracket!

bit of an update:

i turned it over last night and it sounded smooth. just need to FULLY charge the battery and grab a couple more bits to finish it. need a piece of 2.5" id pipe to join the exhaust to the downpipe, if i can find some. also need a bracket for the clutch cable and a little piece for the throttle cable. but all the boost piping is sorted, and everything else seems good.

also need a new nearside front caliper cause the bleed nipple broke (couldnt be helped), and need to look at the gear linkage, as the stick seems to not select gears well, dont think its the box, but i got a spare g60 box incase.

You got any youtube videos yet fella?

havent been working on it since last post, will be sorting out the throttle and clutch cable, as i got the bracket now. check out the dash wiring and add oil, filter and offer up the front end, add coolant, fuel, plugs, etc.

i got a cambelt, thought it would be worth doing, but came up with that idea AFTER i put the engine in :D should be fun......

then will just need a special pipe to connect the zaust and downpipe, but thats sorted.

then go legite and get it on the road wooooohhhooooo!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 12 September 2009, 08:44
i got a cambelt, thought it would be worth doing, but came up with that idea AFTER i put the engine in :D should be fun......

You are SO Mr Forward Planning

then go legite and get it on the road wooooohhhooooo!

I say November at the very earliest.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: JC on 12 September 2009, 10:38
what year Mr Hell  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: Wayne on 12 September 2009, 17:33
what year Mr Hell  :grin:
:shocked:  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: dubsport on 13 September 2009, 12:39
im acctually excited to see this finished  :grin:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 September 2009, 09:01
^ :D :D :D "what year" hahaha!!!!

hopefully this year lol! but it probs wont be done until november though, that would be a sensible estimate judging by how things have gone so far.

dubsport, im excited too!!!!! i thought by this point i'd just want to get it done, but no, im still excited haha!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 September 2009, 16:23
having a nightmare with wiring at the moment, got no left side indicator or reverse lights and looked into the dash wiring but im stuck there too......

put in 15L of 97 today and swapped the old plugs for some new denso iridium ik22's.
gave it a new oil filter and filled up with quantum platinium oil from vw.
front end is on and got the headlights working and the cooler all connected up.
got my m8 to look at the exhaust, and he is going to make up a bit of tube with a 2.5" id to join it to the downpipe.

still got to sort out the throttle and clutch cables, they are proving to be a nightmare.
still got to look into the gear linkage/box too.

sourced a caliper now, so that should be here next week. once that arrives i can finish bleeding the brakes, so all that will be sorted.

otherwise its getting close to being finished. would have started it up today,  but the battery needs charging. i can still have the radio on and turn on headlights, etc though..... so not sure whether its the fact the battery is in the boot and there is too much resistance to the starter..... will try and jump start it maybe and see if that works......

anyway, got some pics to put up l8r :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 1.8T Conversion [Almost done!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 September 2009, 11:04
Here is just an update with a few pics. got the front end on now. hopefully get it running this week and have working throttle and clutch pedals. ohh and i got a new caliper on the way, so the brakes should be done this week too.

need to look at the gears and wiring so its roadworthy, but if i can hear it running and its all good, then i'll be happy lol.


(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6118/190920091880.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/108/190920091879.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8510/190920091881.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6106/190920091885.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3265/190920091884.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2829/190920091883.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2955/190920091882.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6662/190920091886.jpg)


cheers :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: dubsport on 23 September 2009, 17:52
 :drool: :drool: :drool:

awesome.

 :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 23 September 2009, 19:10
Is this still not finished yet?


:grin:

Just mocking another member. :grin: :lipsrsealed:

Looking good!

Different front bumper too! :cool:

How long do you reckon now?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: Wayne on 23 September 2009, 23:38
Awesome
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 24 September 2009, 00:47
Just get it done already man lol!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: MrBounce on 24 September 2009, 07:54
Bounce is impressed with your dedication  :smiley:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: shepgti on 24 September 2009, 09:31
looks great fella, watch those fmic pipes on speed bumps though!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 24 September 2009, 11:14
I can see him ripping those off, I've seen the speed bumps he goes by.  :evil:
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 September 2009, 11:56
I can see him ripping those off, I've seen the speed bumps he goes by.  :evil:


haha, yeah!

Alex - "your aint going to make it over THESE bumps, they are the worst ever!"

*shady drives over them with style*

Alex - "c*nt"

*shady has a cheeky smile*

:D


thanks peeps!

.... and yeah shep, will defo have to watch it and the restl! but i think i might be replacing those pipes quite often :D


not too long now, got my mate coming down to help with the throttle and clutch cables and gearing (linkages maybe?) and i got a new caliper now to fit. once its driveable, i will take it up to my work to work on the wiring. cause thats the only problem with it that i, and no one i know can sort out.

but if the battery is charged (been charging) then i will try and start it tonight i hope! dont see why it wouldnt start!


hopefully have an update soon! thanks again for your comments :)
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 24 September 2009, 12:30
Those bumps I went over when I came to see you were pretty epic lol, your face was priceless!

"how is he making it over these!!!" haha!
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 September 2009, 14:07
Those bumps I went over when I came to see you were pretty epic lol, your face was priceless!

"how is he making it over these!!!" haha!

LOL! "not a chance your making it over these speedbumps!"
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 24 September 2009, 14:17
Those bumps I went over when I came to see you were pretty epic lol, your face was priceless!

"how is he making it over these!!!" haha!

LOL! "not a chance your making it over these speedbumps!"

"We'll see Alex, we'll see."


For the record, I win. HAHA!


How low is your going to be?
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: Mikester on 24 September 2009, 16:23
I would be tempted to put soemthing over the lowest part/bend of those pipes, as it would tear a hole in them easy.

Plus if it dont make a hole it would just push on them upwards, which wont be good. lol
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's MK3 20VT Conversion [Its Close Now!] NEW PICS!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 September 2009, 19:06
I would be tempted to put soemthing over the lowest part/bend of those pipes, as it would tear a hole in them easy.

Plus if it dont make a hole it would just push on them upwards, which wont be good. lol

yeah, im going to grab a set 17" and it wont be slammed. i will have to play with the height so i can get as low as possible but still have some drivability.

as for the 17's, got a set in mind and i got a color i want to do (LOL) but you will all have to wait and see!! some will hate them, but mehh, i wont!

i know its extra weight, but too protect the sump and piping, etc, i might get my m8 to sort out a guard. grab a sheet and cut and bend it to cover the whole base of the engine. not sure what material, would use ali if would be strong enough, cause its lighter than steel. but the idea is just a thought. will need to see how bad it scrapes etc.



Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Its Close Now, Very Close!] NEW PICS!
Post by: funkyfive on 24 September 2009, 22:25
Awesome and Jealous at the same time lol.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Its Close Now, Very Close!] NEW PICS!
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 October 2009, 08:12
Its Alive!!!!!!!!!!!

hopefully tonight i can get the throttle and clutch cables sorted and get the zaust connected up.

then im left with a couple problems:

1 - gear linkage, not sure if its the mech or the way i fitted it or something, but im having trouble selecting gears and staying in them using the gear stick.

2 - no reverse lights, just need to find out how the gearbox does this. i got the two wires and connector that went on the old gearbox, but there is no where to plug it on the 02a box. will pop to vw to find out about it.

3 - no clocks, so no tacho, speedo, fuel gauge or coolant temp. also the mileage and time screens dont work; but it all lights up and warning lights work too.

4 - wiring nightmare! i got a few spare wires in the bay from the fusebox, i know what a few are for (oil pressure switch, charge indicator, etc). also got a live and an couple that go live with the ignition. put two red ones together (live and ignition live and the fuel pump stays on lol).

<<<<<<<<< ALSO.... one of the wires going from the fusebox to the ignition barrel has melted and smokes when i try to start the car. didnt do this before, so now i cant start it, its as if the battery is flat. so im guessing this wire is taking all the amps or whatever instead of it going to the starter........... >>>>>>>>>>



Im going to have a look at it all tonight, hopefully get driveable (as in cables, zaust, etc). but not sure if i can sort the wiring, will just have to slave over until i can figure it out.



OUT.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Video!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 October 2009, 00:34
Here's a link to a vid i did a few weeks back. its just crappy one, but shows it running! lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN9AZ5x59LA

pretty much done now, just need to get in an auto sparky to finish it off. then tweak the shift mech and throttle cable.

sort out the paper work, MOT, and im ready to roll.

havent done much to it in a while though.......
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Video!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 26 October 2009, 09:10
pretty much done now, just need to get in an auto sparky to finish it off.

Eh?  I thought these QPong looms just bolted right up?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Its Alive!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 October 2009, 08:51
pretty much done now, just need to get in an auto sparky to finish it off.

Eh?  I thought these QPong looms just bolted right up?

yeah they do, that was easy, but i think i have crossed some live wires that were dangling around or something. i changed the ignition switch thinking it would solve the fired wire problem but the engine wont start. i found its down to the starter and charge to it. there is 12v to it but it doesnt seem to have the power to do any starting.

its not the starter either. i checked it with another starter by just wiring a spare one up. I expected it to go ape sh!t as a starter would do when its not attached to a box, but it hardly did anything and then like 10 seconds of starting it started to engage and speed up......

so yeah, so close to being done! ohh and i got a clutch! need to tinker it a bit so the cables path through the bay is better and so it doesnt foul the wiper motor arms.

throttle cable needs looking at too. its on but needs tweaking so its feels right and throttle response is good and so it opens the throttle more than a 1/3 the way! lol

ohh and i talked to my m8 and he said the cable shift mech for the 02a box has adjustment and thats probs why it wont select properly. Anyone know how to adjust it?


:)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Its Alive!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 27 October 2009, 12:44
ohh and i talked to my m8 and he said the cable shift mech for the 02a box has adjustment and thats probs why it wont select properly. Anyone know how to adjust it?

I think the adjustment is on the shift tower on the gearbox - there are slots in where the cables bolt down.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Its Alive!]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 27 October 2009, 17:18
12v is low.

Sure the battery is OK?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Its Alive!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 October 2009, 09:46
12v is low.

Sure the battery is OK?

+1 might be worth trying a new battery.

well its worse now, i got no ignition lol. i changed the ignition switch hoping to fix it and it didnt work. got a sparky coming to look over it all. i think its something simple but i want it done properly and i dont want to f**k it up more lol. so let someone who knows what they are doing sort it.

ohh and i talked to my m8 and he said the cable shift mech for the 02a box has adjustment and thats probs why it wont select properly. Anyone know how to adjust it?

I think the adjustment is on the shift tower on the gearbox - there are slots in where the cables bolt down.

thanks, my m8 knew how to do it and i let him do, but i need to refurb the tower or get a new one as my problem is each gear feels slack cause of the play in the tower. although i can select all the gears and gearbox is fine. might pop to vw and see what they can do.


Cheers peeps :)


Hopefully if the sparky can sort the electric side then i will just need to check it all over, do some adjustmenting and tighten all the bolts lol!

safe
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 30 October 2009, 12:16
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Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: Mikester on 04 November 2009, 19:58
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc212/michaelkettlety/15939_173351771318_677266318_333497.jpg)

lol.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: gor131-x on 08 November 2009, 02:36
started reading at 12.37am and just finished now at 02.34am,all 63 pages,wow,gota give it bud,absolutely awesome job and a tremendous display of courage and b*lls!

any final pics? and dont mean to be nosey but what was the dreaded insurance and tax?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 30 November 2009, 20:58
yo peeps, long time no speak!

mot this week, thing sounds awesome, runs sweet. ohh and havent driven it yet lol, still waiting on my throttle cable bracket and another bit for it to improve it.

fixed the smoking dash thing and not starting issue, the engine earth was just sh!t, so put a really thick, decent cable in and its fine. havent been able to sort the dash and clocks issue, but got a cat 2 going on soon, so will get them to look at it then.

other than that, needs a few tweeks here and there, clutch cable fouling the wiper mech and stuff like that, but its almost ready to roll haha.

insurance is sorted through adrian flux, came to a deal of £1780 TPFT, with breakdown, all the mumbo jumbo protection, legal, personal, etc. tax dont know yet, sending off the v5 this week about the changes.

btw, cheers gor131-x  thats what the 63 pages are for, reference and good reading lol. was another load of pages, not sure how many, 40+ maybe that went missing when the site went down, would have you going til sunrise lol. got a few pics, but i havent been a$$ed to get on this site, let alone upload pics :D not promising anything, but will try and get some up while at work.

DH - shhhhhh, dont say a word! :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 30 November 2009, 22:08
Is it not......



:lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 December 2009, 10:27
Is it not......



:lipsrsealed:

haha, nope.

its just been sat there for a while and been started every so often.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 December 2009, 15:43
(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/5070/10112009053.jpg)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6237/10112009054.jpg)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2182/10112009055.jpg)

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3051/11112009056.jpg)

(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3884/11112009057.jpg)


Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 December 2009, 15:48
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2241/11112009058.jpg)

(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6205/11112009059.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8696/11112009060s.jpg)

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/106/11112009061.jpg)

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: shepgti on 01 December 2009, 15:55
those pipes are looooooooow! :undecided:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: Mikester on 01 December 2009, 16:58
So is this running and driving then?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: Mew on 01 December 2009, 17:04
So is this running and driving then?

Do you not bother reading previous posts?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: JC on 01 December 2009, 17:06
So is this running and driving then?

Do you not bother reading previous posts?

nope  :grin: just his wooden spoon out again me thnks  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: Mikester on 01 December 2009, 17:08
I knew it was running, but is it actually on the road, properly now?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Vid!]
Post by: JC on 01 December 2009, 17:10
yo peeps, long time no speak!

mot this week, thing sounds awesome, runs sweet. ohh and havent driven it yet lol, still waiting on my throttle cable bracket and another bit for it to improve it.

fixed the smoking dash thing and not starting issue, the engine earth was just sh!t, so put a really thick, decent cable in and its fine. havent been able to sort the dash and clocks issue, but got a cat 2 going on soon, so will get them to look at it then.

other than that, needs a few tweeks here and there, clutch cable fouling the wiper mech and stuff like that, but its almost ready to roll haha.

insurance is sorted through adrian flux, came to a deal of £1780 TPFT, with breakdown, all the mumbo jumbo protection, legal, personal, etc. tax dont know yet, sending off the v5 this week about the changes.

btw, cheers gor131-x  thats what the 63 pages are for, reference and good reading lol. was another load of pages, not sure how many, 40+ maybe that went missing when the site went down, would have you going til sunrise lol. got a few pics, but i havent been a$$ed to get on this site, let alone upload pics :D not promising anything, but will try and get some up while at work.

DH - shhhhhh, dont say a word! :D

erm, i would take that as a NO
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 December 2009, 18:19
^ lol

pipes are low, but the subframe, etc is all similar height. i raised the front about 20mm too, to compensate for this and the extra weight.

hope it doesnt fail the mot on too much :D



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Post by: Mikester on 02 December 2009, 19:54
Think the lowest part of the car has to be 3inchs from the ground in the eyes of the law?

Although dont quote me on that, not that it matters at all
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: Adam on 02 December 2009, 21:14
Think the lowest part of the car has to be 3inchs from the ground in the eyes of the law?

Although dont quote me on that, not that it matters at all

I thought as long as its not on the bump stops it legal in the eyes of the law.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: JC on 02 December 2009, 21:15
Think the lowest part of the car has to be 3inchs from the ground in the eyes of the law?

Although dont quote me on that, not that it matters at all

I thought as long as its not on the bump stops it legal in the eyes of the law.

there is a regulation, someone on ukpassats got pulled for it, but i am fcuked if i can find it  :huh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 December 2009, 22:06
no mot tomorrow :(

got the throttle sorted tonight and moved the car forward and back, sounds awesome, idle's smooth, runs great.
problem was the brakes were sh!t, need to bleed them properly. i kind of bled them but need to do it again. i got no reverse lights, no wipers, a headlight is out, no coolant temp guage, ohh and no mot. so i thought it a bad idea to test drive it lol.

lit the wheels up though :D havent seen them smoke like that before :D :D :D

hope to sort the brakes out and the rest of it on sunday. not sure why reverse lights arent working or headlights but then i havent even checked the bulbs yet. wipers just need bolting on.

as for the wiper mech rubbing on the clutch cable, should be ok for now as the cable has a steel casing, but will check it after its been on the road for a while. just hope for no rain lol

will grab a video on sunday if i can/if its on the road. as for now will be posting another vid on youtube from tonight


Cheers LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: Wayne on 03 December 2009, 23:57
Good luck with the mot.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 December 2009, 10:03
Good luck with the mot.

Cheers :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 December 2009, 21:24
test drove it today. found a few things wrong, but its not the end of the world:

still got no dash
havent got a 3rd gear and it crunches into 2nd
gearstick is slack and feels sh!t even when in gear
wiper arm fouls clutch cable
need a vacuum line from servo to inlet manifold so brakes work properly

other than that, its all good. got a few pics to upload with it out the garage.
ohh and i sprayed the bonnet black :cool:
cat1 going on next week and hopefully i can get most if not all the problems above sorted.
got a feeling i need to replace the whole cable shift mechansim - tower selector on the gearbox is slack and worn and there is a pin missing at the gearstick end holding one of the cables in place. cant get one new from vw as the whole lot is very very expensive  :( if anyone has it for a 02a box, let me know! cheers!


out.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 07 December 2009, 08:42
I seem to recall that much later shift mechs bolt right up - you'll need the tower shifter, mech and cables, then unbolt your tower etc and drop the newer one straight in.

This would come out of something like a 1.6 or 2.0 petrol Golf, Octavia or Ibiza with a 5 speed box, obviously.  Do a sanity check on the cable length and eyeball the shifter - there are some pretty sexy looking shifters under the trim in later cars.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 December 2009, 12:56
I seem to recall that much later shift mechs bolt right up - you'll need the tower shifter, mech and cables, then unbolt your tower etc and drop the newer one straight in.

This would come out of something like a 1.6 or 2.0 petrol Golf, Octavia or Ibiza with a 5 speed box, obviously.  Do a sanity check on the cable length and eyeball the shifter - there are some pretty sexy looking shifters under the trim in later cars.

cheers dh. like mk4 golf era?



Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 07 December 2009, 13:01
Yes.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [New Pics! Page 63]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 January 2010, 09:41
OK so its MOT time today (and back to work time).

has changed a bit since i last posted a pic, bit more "sleeper" looking now lol.

managed to sort of adjust the shifter at the tower end. so can get all gears but its still sh!te. got a mk4 one like dh but havent fitted it yet. looks a lot more sexy than the current one!

will get pics soon when i get it back.

:)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: robz on 04 January 2010, 10:45
good luck m8!
fab work!
will be waiting for an update :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 January 2010, 10:48
Personally I think LL should text me the result as soon as he finds out.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: robz on 04 January 2010, 10:51
and why should you be the special one..? lol
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 January 2010, 11:10
and why should you be the special one..? lol

Because I'm special (and I've met him a couple times, and seen his car in the making. Have you?) lol! That is why I'm the "special one".  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: JC on 04 January 2010, 11:35
and why should you be the special one..? lol

Because I'm spesial (and I've met him a couple times, and seen his car in the making. Have you?) lol! That is why I'm the "special one".  :grin:

far too many words.

corrected  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: robz on 04 January 2010, 11:36
pmsl.... fine.... i h8 you :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Wayne on 04 January 2010, 11:37
and why should you be the special one..? lol

Because I'm special (and I've met him a couple times, and seen his car in the making. Have you?) lol! That is why I'm the "special one".  :grin:

Why would that make you the special, never met him myself but have spoke to him a few times. lol
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 January 2010, 11:38
and why should you be the special one..? lol

Because I'm special (and I've met him a couple times, and seen his car in the making. Have you?) lol! That is why I'm the "special one".  :grin:

Why would that make you the special, never met him myself but have spoke to him a few times. lol

Makes me more special than you.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: JC on 04 January 2010, 11:45
and why should you be the special one..? lol

Because I'm special (and I've met him a couple times, and seen his car in the making. Have you?) lol! That is why I'm the "special one".  :grin:

Why would that make you the special, never met him myself but have spoke to him a few times. lol



Makes me more special than you.  :grin:

And also the Winner for the Gayest post of 2010  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 January 2010, 11:47
 :grin: :grin: :grin:


Well it was gonna be either me or khare.  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Khare on 04 January 2010, 11:50
:grin: :grin: :grin:


Well it was gonna be either me or khare.  :laugh:
Yet you still managed to clinch the title....even after my frozen failure (see mk3 section)  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Wayne on 04 January 2010, 11:58
So if your the special one does that mean this thread is Shady Approvedâ„¢  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 January 2010, 12:00
So if your the special one does that mean this thread is Shady Approvedâ„¢  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Not until the 20vt is MOTd.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 January 2010, 12:04
just waiting for a phone call from the garage to find how much it failed on :D

but seriously it shouldnt fail on too much. a lot of the parts are brand new and the rest have been checked and refurbed/put back on as they didnt need replace (sods law now lol). but all bushed/bearings/joints, etc were replaced. it should fail on front wheel bearings, as i never did them, just bolted the hubs on as soon as they came in the post. wheel does wobble a bit when the cars jacked up.

hopefully i can get it all sorted and mot'd asap. then i just got to worry about the shifter and clocks, missing my temp and fuel guage and would nice to have a speedo and tacho too! :D

ohh and i got to say, the car is SO MUCH FUN! :D :D :D

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Wayne on 04 January 2010, 12:08
Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 January 2010, 12:09
Well don't forget to text "the special" LL.  :laugh: Good luck, I imagine you'll be fine, it's taken you long enough.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 January 2010, 12:21
Well don't forget to text "the special" LL.  :laugh: Good luck, I imagine you'll be fine, it's taken you long enough.  :grin:

i will lol

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 04 January 2010, 12:22
re the shifter, the audi tt unit has a quick shift built in, but im not sure if they come in 5 speed flavour?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 January 2010, 12:23
Well don't forget to text "the special" LL.  :laugh: Good luck, I imagine you'll be fine, it's taken you long enough.  :grin:

i will lol



Legend! Now I am "the special".  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 January 2010, 12:24
re the shifter, the audi tt unit has a quick shift built in, but im not sure if they come in 5 speed flavour?

mmm not sure. not sure what it would be like fore fitment either. if i need to i wil fit my mk4 one and see how that fairs up.

oh and front strut brace - good idea to reduce torque steer?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Rhyso on 04 January 2010, 12:25
re the shifter, the audi tt unit has a quick shift built in, but im not sure if they come in 5 speed flavour?

they do indeed

here's a part number W8N0711751A
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 04 January 2010, 12:25
the tower will fit ok, but if you have one already i wouldn't bother
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 January 2010, 12:28
the tower will fit ok, but if you have one already i wouldn't bother

thanks for the heads up anyway :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Wayne on 04 January 2010, 23:47
Did it pass or do we need to ask the special one.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 January 2010, 23:52
Did it pass or do we need to ask the special one.  :rolleyes:

I've heard nothing, I'm guessing he's broken down in tears because there is so much he needs to do to make it pass.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Dec on 05 January 2010, 00:59
Or he's too busy enjoying it to bother with even 'The Special' one? :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 January 2010, 01:00
Or he's too busy enjoying it to bother with even 'The Special' one? :grin:

Maybe so...I reckon that seems the more logical excuse  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: JC on 05 January 2010, 08:16
Or he's too busy enjoying it to bother with even 'The Special' one? :grin:

Or he just decided that the special one aint that special after all  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 January 2010, 08:59
Or he's too busy enjoying it to bother with even 'The Special' one? :grin:

Or he just decided that the special one aint that special after all  :wink:

yeah i figured the rest of the forum was right..... :D

i was goin to text when i was working on it, but my hands were too cold to take them out of the gloves to text. i will text the "special" about the retest today.

Yes, it failed, which i knew it would. its not too bad, nothing major, all little things really.
-wheel bearings not fitted right in the rear :rolleyes:
-front wheel bearings need changing, never did them
-1 tyre
-no tell tale indicators, cause i didnt have the clocks in.
-front brake hoses rubbing

thats about it really, sorted a few of them out, a little wiring issue too, which is now sorted. i just gave it back to them and said just fix it all and pass it!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Diamond Hell on 05 January 2010, 09:07
Well done.

Now don't go pulling a Sc0rian on us with it.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Wayne on 05 January 2010, 09:08
Or he's too busy enjoying it to bother with even 'The Special' one? :grin:

Or he just decided that the special one aint that special after all  :wink:

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Dec on 05 January 2010, 09:52
Awesome news there bud! Not a lot and if the garage is going to do it all then thats sweet! :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 January 2010, 13:30
Awesome news there bud! Not a lot and if the garage is going to do it all then thats sweet! :cool:

yeah hopefully they will! they are good. i want it mot'd asap, so just told them do it all lol
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 January 2010, 13:36
Nice one man, well hope all is well today and you'll be beasting it up around Plymouth in no time. I'm gonna have to pop down soon and have a gander :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 January 2010, 13:57
Nice one man, well hope all is well today and you'll be beasting it up around Plymouth in no time. I'm gonna have to pop down soon and have a gander :)

cheers. fingers crossed as wayne said! yeah next time we have a meet and its not a gzillion miles away i will be there. or mayb when the weather is better have a bbq down here.

neway, update coming soon!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 January 2010, 13:58
Nice one man, well hope all is well today and you'll be beasting it up around Plymouth in no time. I'm gonna have to pop down soon and have a gander :)

cheers. fingers crossed as wayne said! yeah next time we have a meet and its not a gzillion miles away i will be there. or mayb when the weather is better have a bbq down here.

neway, update coming soon!

I might just come down for a day, shopping or something in the next couple of months. Besides, it's not our fault you live a gzillion miles away lol!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Wayne on 05 January 2010, 14:26
Nice one man, well hope all is well today and you'll be beasting it up around Plymouth in no time. I'm gonna have to pop down soon and have a gander :)

cheers. fingers crossed as wayne said! yeah next time we have a meet and its not a gzillion miles away i will be there. or mayb when the weather is better have a bbq down here.

neway, update coming soon!

I might just come down for a day, shopping or something in the next couple of months. Besides, it's not our fault you live a gzillion miles away lol!

90miles, hardly an expedition with the need to set up base camp along the way.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: JC on 05 January 2010, 14:30
Nice one man, well hope all is well today and you'll be beasting it up around Plymouth in no time. I'm gonna have to pop down soon and have a gander :)

cheers. fingers crossed as wayne said! yeah next time we have a meet and its not a gzillion miles away i will be there. or mayb when the weather is better have a bbq down here.

neway, update coming soon!

I might just come down for a day, shopping or something in the next couple of months. Besides, it's not our fault you live a gzillion miles away lol!

90miles, hardly an expedition with the need to set up base camp along the way.  :grin:

shows you dont know shady that well  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 January 2010, 14:31
 :shocked: What's that supposed to mean?  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: mattneck(Beavis) on 05 January 2010, 22:27
Well done.

Now don't go pulling a Sc0rian on us with it.

Quoted for justice.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Jay on 05 January 2010, 22:28
:shocked: What's that supposed to mean?  :grin:

you're a lazy fooker, what else?  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 January 2010, 22:30
Update from Alex and he said it wasn't done today because the garage was busy, but they are doing it tomorrow, and he also stressed his desire to just get in and drive it properly now lol!


Yeah I'm "The Special" lol!

:shocked: What's that supposed to mean?  :grin:

you're a lazy fooker, what else?  :grin:

I'm not lazy lol! A skint fecker more like.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 January 2010, 08:46
Update from Alex and he said it wasn't done today because the garage was busy, but they are doing it tomorrow, and he also stressed his desire to just get in and drive it properly now lol!


Yeah I'm "The Special" lol!

:shocked: What's that supposed to mean?  :grin:

you're a lazy fooker, what else?  :grin:

I'm not lazy lol! A skint fecker more like.  :grin:

yeah lol. think it might be the only car to work on today lol, no one else driving in the snow!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 06 January 2010, 08:49
That's if they make it into work.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 January 2010, 09:52
lol, there were a few peeps there. hope it will get done today! LOL!

my mate picked me up in his bmw, wow they cant drive snow!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 06 January 2010, 18:21
I "The Special" can confirm that LazyLunatic has now got a MOTd MK3 1.8T. Oh yesh!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Chris-White on 06 January 2010, 22:08
Restecp. From this:

Hi all,

I'm in deep water here, not sure what to do. I want to lower my car 40/40 but not sure if it is possible to do myself?!?!
Can I just buy a hottuning lowering kit and fit it myself or is it harder?

To fully functioning 18T conversion. Fair play  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Diamond Hell on 06 January 2010, 22:12
Indeed.  Now he just needs to get a proper suspension kit on it....
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 06 January 2010, 22:20
Well he told me that he's enjoying it immensely  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: MrBounce on 06 January 2010, 23:12
Let's hope he doesn't bin it in the snow - that would be a bit annoying  :grin: :grin:

Seriously, nice one LL.  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Wayne on 07 January 2010, 00:02
Great result.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 07 January 2010, 10:52
Cheers peeps! Thanks for your comments! Oh and thanks to shady for the update on here (via text lol).

next step is too sort out the gearing. got the mk4 shift setup (thanks dh) to put on if i cant sort the current mk3 16v setup. apart from that its just tidying things up and slowly improving it.

Will get some pics today and get them up here too :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Dec on 07 January 2010, 15:17
Awesome news :cool:

Need pics...
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Jay on 07 January 2010, 18:06
Well done fella :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 January 2010, 08:41
Awesome news :cool:

Need pics...

Well done fella :afro:

cheers guys :afro:


Here's a few pics:

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8132/07012010385.jpg)

(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/1700/07012010384.jpg)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5763/07012010386.jpg)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3091/07012010383.jpg)

(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/1840/06012010363.jpg)


LL ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: Wayne on 08 January 2010, 09:02
Nice sleeper apart from the intercooler.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 January 2010, 09:38
Nice sleeper apart from the intercooler.

yeah lol, need to get it sitting better so i can hide it in the bumper. atm cant fit a "whole" bumper on lol.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 08 January 2010, 12:31
Screw those pics - where are the money shots?  Under the bonnet and other technical details!

When are you getting the alignment done?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 January 2010, 12:59
Screw those pics - where are the money shots?  Under the bonnet and other technical details!

When are you getting the alignment done?

money shots on the way lol

either tonight or tomorrow for alignment. there is a tyre centre near that do a full alignment, but its like £80. can get tracking done for £10, if not less. i no my camber is out, but what else can be adjusted/aligned?

cheers :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 08 January 2010, 13:12
Camber, tracking, toe in/out.

They'll also tell you if the whole thing is straight or not.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 January 2010, 15:45
More pics:

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/8738/07012010391r.jpg)

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7607/07012010390.jpg)

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1614/07012010388i.jpg)

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/9392/07012010393.jpg)

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/967/07012010394.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Jimp on 08 January 2010, 20:53
I was liking the red bonnet and the matte black paint  :sad:
Looking good man, but why is your intercooler at that odd angle?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: ...joe on 08 January 2010, 21:34
Restecp. From this:

Hi all,

I'm in deep water here, not sure what to do. I want to lower my car 40/40 but not sure if it is possible to do myself?!?!
Can I just buy a hottuning lowering kit and fit it myself or is it harder?

To fully functioning 18T conversion. Fair play  :cool:

Quality post! Thats what its all about, getting in there and having a go yourself. I've been keeping an eye on this thread but haven't posted yet so congratulations on what you've done so far. :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 January 2010, 23:29
I was liking the red bonnet and the matte black paint  :sad:
Looking good man, but why is your intercooler at that odd angle?

its just the way i had to mount it really in order for it to be secure and to fit in the front end. i had to cut lots of the slam panel out and also the front bumper had to be trimmed, which meant no splitter. im going to try and relook at the fmic fitment and see if i can make it sit without that angle and be able to fit a bumper/splitter.

Restecp. From this:

Hi all,

I'm in deep water here, not sure what to do. I want to lower my car 40/40 but not sure if it is possible to do myself?!?!
Can I just buy a hottuning lowering kit and fit it myself or is it harder?

To fully functioning 18T conversion. Fair play  :cool:

Quality post! Thats what its all about, getting in there and having a go yourself. I've been keeping an eye on this thread but haven't posted yet so congratulations on what you've done so far. :afro:

cheers mate :afro:

its funny when i think back when i first got my car (over 2 years ago!), and what i knew about it then and how much i know now. im so glad now i did the conversion, all the money spent, time put in to it, etc, all seem worth while.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Chris-White on 08 January 2010, 23:46
its funny when i think back when i first got my car (over 2 years ago!), and what i knew about it then and how much i know now. im so glad now i did the conversion, all the money spent, time put in to it, etc, all seem worth while.

not meaning to be nosey, but whats the approximate amount you've spent doing the conversion (not including insurance etc) ?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 January 2010, 09:20

1.8 20V Turbo AUM engine (KO3s)
Quantum Performance Engineering management running a MBE 992 ECU
4x4 cossie intercooler
2.5" boost piping
forge tip and 007p dv
pipercross 300bhp rated air filter
full 2.5" Jetex system with decat and qpeng downpipe
IK22 iridium plugs
vr6 fuel pump
2 stage boost control
shift light
raceland coilovers
fully polybushed
solid front engine mount (solid ali)
all new g60 front brakes/gti rears
goodridge braided brake hoses
new brake pipes
gti master cylinder
no n249 or n112 or s.a.i.p.
new ball joints and tie-rod ends
all subframe, wishbones, rear beam, etc stripped and refurbed
custom throttle cable brackets
mk3 gti 8v throttle body
vr6 throttle cable
02A gearbox from mk3 golf gti 16v
mk2 1.3 clutch cable
hydro to cable clutch conversion
gti interior
repositioned coolant tank
battery in the boot

probs lots of other bits i cant remember now, but its a rough list

:)


Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: vwjack on 09 January 2010, 19:10
i have not read this since your car was red with a 1.4 engine! well f**king done boyo!!! looks sick!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 January 2010, 23:45
i have not read this since your car was red with a 1.4 engine! well f**king done boyo!!! looks sick!

Cheers mate :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 January 2010, 08:54
this car is all about smiles per gallon........ miles per gallon can f**k off
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: ace on 10 January 2010, 11:16
well done mate, u really have done a great job with this  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Wayne on 10 January 2010, 15:11
Excellent work, fair play to you. :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: kells on 10 January 2010, 16:19
like it mate, will be great when you gwt the front bumper thing sorted :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 January 2010, 19:43
like it mate, will be great when you gwt the front bumper thing sorted :cool:

yeah want to sort that, but its not priority atm.


got more info on the ecu.

it runs 6psi on low boost and peaks at 16psi before going down to 11psi at the redline. thought it boosted more than that, defo feels like it! lol

:)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: topher on 10 January 2010, 19:51
Loads more to go there then mate.. you can spike 22/23 and hold 16 with those turbos :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 10 January 2010, 20:03
Might need a knock box to run those pressures safely though.....  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: topher on 10 January 2010, 20:06
d'oh.. forgot he's on q-speng
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 January 2010, 20:59
16psi is more than enough now, might look at a k04-001 at some point in the future.

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 January 2010, 21:28
bit of a to do list:

fit mk4 shift mechanism
new fmic or adjust current setup so i can get a "whole" bumper on and a splitter.
going to give it another coat of matt black and go over the bodywork again
tidy up the engine bay, new rocker cover, inlet manifold, finish wiring and replace brackets with proper ones, etc
new alloys in the summer depending on money
spruce up the interior too, going to cover the headlining and pillars in a crazy pattern
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 10 January 2010, 21:30
:afro: :afro: :afro:

EPIC work!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 January 2010, 15:02
:afro: :afro: :afro:

EPIC work!

cheers mate :)


For those that wondered, (Dec ;) )

Insurance is with Adrian Flux ...... £1750 TPFT including uk and european breakdown cover, personal and legal cover and keycare. Which thought wasnt too bad considering. EVERYTHING has been declared too :)  Paying £250 interest to pay monthly.

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Post by: Dec on 11 January 2010, 15:06
Damn thats not bad! I was thinking I'd herd £2500 chucked around somewhere, but thats damn impressive!

Good on ya for declaring it all too, not only for the obvious legality issues, but also if anyone hit into it then your more likely to be able to get it repaired!
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Post by: Wayne on 11 January 2010, 15:10
Fair play to you sorting the insurance, not a bad price to be honest with the work carried out.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 January 2010, 15:18
didnt think it was too bad. lots of places were like £4000+ or wouldnt do it. but they werent specialists.

good thing is too, after your first year of driving it, it goes down a lot and then after two years with the same car it goes down a lot more again. well so they said. something to do with having experience driving that specific car (i.e. mk3 20vt)

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Post by: Jimp on 11 January 2010, 18:18
Gotta bring back the red bonnet to be honest  :laugh:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 January 2010, 23:25
Gotta bring back the red bonnet to be honest  :laugh:

the bonnet is bashed to f**k lol from jumping on it, etc. so something silly has to be done to. wont go back to red, doesnt look right in the flesh, plus i aint spraying it like it was before :D

dont really want to go for the usual rusted bonnet, but i got something in mind, some might recognise it.... i think it might spread to the whole car and not just the bonnet lol.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Wayne on 11 January 2010, 23:26
Gotta bring back the red bonnet to be honest  :laugh:

the bonnet is bashed to f**k lol from jumping on it, etc. so something silly has to be done to. wont go back to red, doesnt look right in the flesh, plus i aint spraying it like it was before :D

dont really want to go for the usual rusted bonnet, but i got something in mind, some might recognise it.... i think it might spread to the whole car and not just the bonnet lol.

I think I might know what your going to do.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 January 2010, 23:29
Gotta bring back the red bonnet to be honest  :laugh:

the bonnet is bashed to f**k lol from jumping on it, etc. so something silly has to be done to. wont go back to red, doesnt look right in the flesh, plus i aint spraying it like it was before :D

dont really want to go for the usual rusted bonnet, but i got something in mind, some might recognise it.... i think it might spread to the whole car and not just the bonnet lol.

I think I might know what your going to do.

:) think it will suit it lol, just got to get it .... right.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: shepgti on 11 January 2010, 23:31
great job on this LL, nice to see a mk3 owner that isnt all mouth and no trousers for once!! :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Wayne on 11 January 2010, 23:32
Gotta bring back the red bonnet to be honest  :laugh:

the bonnet is bashed to f**k lol from jumping on it, etc. so something silly has to be done to. wont go back to red, doesnt look right in the flesh, plus i aint spraying it like it was before :D

dont really want to go for the usual rusted bonnet, but i got something in mind, some might recognise it.... i think it might spread to the whole car and not just the bonnet lol.

I think I might know what your going to do.

:) think it will suit it lol, just got to get it .... right.

Yes pm sent.  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 11 January 2010, 23:38
great job on this LL, nice to see a mk3 owner that isnt all mouth and no trousers for once!! :evil:

Can't help the fact I'm lazy and can't be arsed.  :evil: Besides my old girl is still trekking on, Adam can't believe it haha!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: shepgti on 11 January 2010, 23:51
great job on this LL, nice to see a mk3 owner that isnt all mouth and no trousers for once!! :evil:

Can't help the fact I'm lazy and can't be arsed.  :evil: Besides my old girl is still trekking on, Adam can't believe it haha!

wasnt aiming it at you....  :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 12 January 2010, 00:18
great job on this LL, nice to see a mk3 owner that isnt all mouth and no trousers for once!! :evil:

Can't help the fact I'm lazy and can't be arsed.  :evil: Besides my old girl is still trekking on, Adam can't believe it haha!

wasnt aiming it at you....  :grin: :grin:

I know, I just like to make things about me haha! In fairness though, I am under that category of people, that say they'll do things then not do them haha!
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Post by: irish201 on 12 January 2010, 11:51
Great job mate. What you have done is one of them things lots of mk3 owners say they will do but never quite get round to doing, and considering how this thread started much respect for you pal.
Im not a fan of how it looks but im sure il b a fan of how it goes. I hope to see it in the flesh sometime!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 January 2010, 12:00
Great job mate. What you have done is one of them things lots of mk3 owners say they will do but never quite get round to doing, and considering how this thread started much respect for you pal.
Im not a fan of how it looks but im sure il b a fan of how it goes. I hope to see it in the flesh sometime!

cheers bud. it goes good lol :D

working on looking. going to keep it matt black i think, but give it another coat and sand it down proper. new rims hopefully, in the spring/summer. not sure what ones yet. also need the front end sorted - hide cooler and fit a "whole" bumper and get a splitter on there.

:)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Dec on 12 January 2010, 12:55
If your going to do what I think it could possibly be, then I think it will be rather funny lol

I think I'm wrong though :sad:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 January 2010, 13:31
If your going to do what I think it could possibly be, then I think it will be rather funny lol

I think I'm wrong though :sad:

PM me :)
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Post by: Jay on 12 January 2010, 13:51
You should wrap it in vinyl 'rust'  :grin:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 January 2010, 13:52
You should wrap it in vinyl 'rust'  :grin:

i could, but its just expensive and not easy and i work for a sign company :D

something with vinyl's will defo be done in the future.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Jay on 12 January 2010, 14:04
as long as it's not camo  :sick:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 January 2010, 14:14
as long as it's not camo  :sick:

defo wont be camo :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 12 January 2010, 14:16
as long as it's not camo  :sick:

defo wont be camo :afro:

I thought it was  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: irish201 on 12 January 2010, 14:23
It would certainly be differant in camo!! :grin:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 January 2010, 14:32
It would certainly be differant in camo!! :grin:

camo has been done. im going outside the box! well in the future when i do it properly, this time its defo different and its cheap too! so ties in with the paint job :D
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Post by: shepgti on 12 January 2010, 15:51
It would certainly be differant in camo!! :grin:

camo has been done. im going outside the box! well in the future when i do it properly, this time its defo different and its cheap too! so ties in with the paint job :D

anything but chequer pattern and its all good! :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 January 2010, 15:55
It would certainly be differant in camo!! :grin:

camo has been done. im going outside the box! well in the future when i do it properly, this time its defo different and its cheap too! so ties in with the paint job :D

anything but chequer pattern and its all good! :evil:

defo not chequer pattern :afro:

im now out the box and running away from it! :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 January 2010, 14:10
well i have done "it" to the bonnet and not sure now lol. just makes me laugh when i see it. defo makes its look more ratty and sh!tty, so its a winner in that department lol. it will stay as it is for now, might do the rest of the car.....

pics to come....
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Wayne on 13 January 2010, 14:11
Looking forward to the pics.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 January 2010, 14:33
Looking forward to the pics.

+ then come the haters :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 January 2010, 14:34
its just a temp crazy idea, before the next :D which probs wont be long after. infact its already on the cards, and thats either replacing the bonnet "stuff" or going on the roof :)
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Post by: Dec on 13 January 2010, 14:38
Check your PM before you post up pic's! I wana know if i was close or not :tongue:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 January 2010, 15:02
DING DING DING.... and the winner is ------ Dec!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Dec on 13 January 2010, 15:08
Yes! :grin:

Woop woop!

Can I now take shady's title? :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: irish201 on 13 January 2010, 15:09
So do we get to see some pics now then? :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Adam on 13 January 2010, 15:09
DING DING DING.... and the winner is ------ Dec!

Come on time to spill the beans
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 January 2010, 15:12
haha, the pic will defo say it all. will get some up in a bit :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 13 January 2010, 15:17
DING DING DING.... and the winner is ------ Dec!

Come on time to spill the beans

I know what it is, pretty sweet idea in my opinion, not that I'd ever do it, but LL loves being different lol!
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 January 2010, 15:50
DING DING DING.... and the winner is ------ Dec!

Come on time to spill the beans

I know what it is, pretty sweet idea in my opinion, not that I'd ever do it, but LL loves being different lol!

haha i do :)

and i dont think anyone has the same "taste" as me lol.

and tbh, i dont think i have done this right, it would have looked better had i not ran out of tape :( more is going on the bonnet and will need quite a few more rolls to do the whole car.

just gotta give these things a go or you will never know.....

first attmept, needs to be more random i think:

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/5075/13012010404l.jpg)

dec has the title lol!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Wayne on 13 January 2010, 15:52
Wtf, well fair play its different.
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 January 2010, 16:00
Wtf, well fair play its different.

yep, thats the reaction i expected :D

i might as well right "im different" on the side of it too :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: DubFan on 13 January 2010, 16:15
Reminds me of this:
(http://www.mattsmusic.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/frankygroup.jpg)

Van Halen's Frankenstrat....
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: Jimp on 13 January 2010, 16:21
Ahh I knew the second you said it that the hazard tape was coming back  :wink: I love it anyway :afro:
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Post by: JC on 13 January 2010, 16:21
Yes! :grin:

Woop woop!

Can I now take shady's title? :laugh:

what the spesials one  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Wayne on 13 January 2010, 16:32
Yes! :grin:

Woop woop!

Can I now take shady's title? :laugh:

what the spesials one  :laugh:

Nope: ShodyApprovedâ„¢  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW PICS - p71]
Post by: Dec on 13 January 2010, 16:44
Yes! :grin:

Woop woop!

Can I now take shady's title? :laugh:

what the spesials one  :laugh:

Yes!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: Dec on 13 January 2010, 16:48
I can't help thinking that the front end looks a bit odd. The whole car's blacked out yet it still has the chrome badge and non gti grill :undecided: sorry dude, think the gti 2 slat grill would look better with a black badge.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: DubFan on 13 January 2010, 17:26
I can't help thinking that the front end looks a bit odd. The whole car's blacked out yet it still has the chrome badge and non gti grill :undecided: sorry dude, think the gti 2 slat grill would look better with a black badge.

+1
I can see a little bit of red peeking out under the headlight on the passenger side too.

Looking like that it's definately gonna surprise a few people when you open up the 1.8T.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 January 2010, 17:26
I can't help thinking that the front end looks a bit odd. The whole car's blacked out yet it still has the chrome badge and non gti grill :undecided: sorry dude, think the gti 2 slat grill would look better with a black badge.

the car is in a strange stage atm, kinda doing watever to it, its having a "i dont what i look like" type of look.

the bonnet is getting more tape as soon as i get some more.

as for the front end, it will be looked at, need to sort the intercooler/bumper/splitter out and yes a gti grill and badge is probs in order. a red badge is more likely than a black one, will tie in better with my next idea :) :lipsrsealed:

anyway, the whole car needs a rethink in terms of looks. new rims, new paint, new front end and a good tidy up, especially in the bay.

cheers peeps :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: avengedslayer on 13 January 2010, 19:32
well, it certainly doesnt look like its carrying a 20vt lol, nice one :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: shepgti on 13 January 2010, 19:49
I can't help thinking that the front end looks a bit odd. The whole car's blacked out yet it still has the chrome badge and non gti grill :undecided: sorry dude, think the gti 2 slat grill would look better with a black badge.

the car is in a strange stage atm, kinda doing watever to it, its having a "i dont what i look like" type of look.

the bonnet is getting more tape as soon as i get some more.

as for the front end, it will be looked at, need to sort the intercooler/bumper/splitter out and yes a gti grill and badge is probs in order. a red badge is more likely than a black one, will tie in better with my next idea :) :lipsrsealed:

anyway, the whole car needs a rethink in terms of looks. new rims, new paint, new front end and a good tidy up, especially in the bay.

cheers peeps :afro:

paint it with blackboard paint then you can draw on the design daily  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: Chris-White on 13 January 2010, 20:13
When that gets hot, the glue on the tapes going to melt and it'll fall off.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 13 January 2010, 23:19
When that gets hot, the glue on the tapes going to melt and it'll fall off.

Better for the even rattier look then. Ha! LL you need to cover the WHOLE bonnet, that'll look sweet!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 January 2010, 08:24
When that gets hot, the glue on the tapes going to melt and it'll fall off.

Better for the even rattier look then. Ha! LL you need to cover the WHOLE bonnet, that'll look sweet!

yeah i ran out of tape!

ohh and it should be ok with the heat, but it falls off, then it just wasnt meant to be. then i will just have do a another crazy design and print it at work then put it on the bonnet. maybe a picture of my old 1.4 engine on the bonnet lol

update, not as bad on fuel as i first thought. i had to investigate, as i no these are bad on fuel, but not THAT bad :D  i found that most of it was coming out the top of the tank as i didnt do the big plastic ring on the top of the fuel pump up tight. there was fuel all over the tank and all around the top of the tank where the pump and lines are.

oh might have just found some new rims. wide, stretched rubber and dish :cool:

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: Dec on 14 January 2010, 08:27

oh might have just found some new rims. wide, stretched rubber and dish :cool:

I like the sound of this... :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 January 2010, 09:02

oh might have just found some new rims. wide, stretched rubber and dish :cool:

I like the sound of this... :grin:

not really the rims i would go for now, but they are still awesome and the guy is selling them at a good price considering they go no centre caps and good rubber. im going to go for gloss white centres and a matt black dish.

ohh they are 16x9j all round :cool:

its not 100% done deal yet, but im thinking about it :D just need to shift the azevs and a few bits and bobs to get some cash.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: Dec on 14 January 2010, 09:10
Can't go wrong with 16x9's :wink:

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l96/Dec_012/Car/DSCN3215-2.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 January 2010, 17:27
ok, might grab some more safety tape later lol.

but i think the all black, subtle look is going. going to try orange indicators, with my hella red rears and get some yellow headlight tint. oh and a red badge with the safety bonnet.

going crazy for now, doing watever to it. stickers to come!

sometime this year it will get refined and i really want to respray it back to original flash red and spend my days polishing :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: shepgti on 15 January 2010, 17:37
ok, might grab some more safety tape later lol.

but i think the all black, subtle look is going. going to try orange indicators, with my hella red rears and get some yellow headlight tint. oh and a red badge with the safety bonnet.

going crazy for now, doing watever to it. stickers to come!

sometime this year it will get refined and i really want to respray it back to original flash red and spend my days polishing :D


if it looks like a shed no one will bother nicking it  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 15 January 2010, 17:49
That's what insurance is for.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: shepgti on 15 January 2010, 17:58
That's what insurance is for.  :grin:

didnt know insurance companies gave out 1.8T engined mk3's  :undecided:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 15 January 2010, 18:01
That's what insurance is for.  :grin:

didnt know insurance companies gave out 1.8T engined mk3's  :undecided:

Alright cockass  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: irish201 on 16 January 2010, 01:08
Ye but the money would be nice! :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 January 2010, 09:43
nothing much recently, just getting more dirty lol.

i refitted the clutch cable so it feed into the car different. instead of going under the wiper motor and getting munched by the wiper arm when i had the wipers on, it now goes around all that so i have smooth wiper action and cant feel the pedal moving when the wipers are on lol.

got a new mk3 oil pressure switch to fit and wire in (low pressure).

going to look at the wiring again this weekend, get the multimeter out and get the clocks working i hope or at least find the problem.

should be getting new rims next week when i get paid! Woop woop! Give them a refurb/respray in black and white and get them on! no doubt they will change color again lol

other than that im just putting up with the sh!tty gear selecting for now as it does work. will look into it more once all the above is sorted

cheers :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Its "different" lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 January 2010, 14:38
well tried to fit a roof today off a mk3 polo it looked like it would sort of fit.

So after getting pi$$ed off with it i kinda f**ked the gutter rubber thingys, which wouldnt go back after i fitted the rack. then i tested to see how strong it was and it came off. So by now i was really pi$$ed, roof rack was thrown (lol, no damage to it though, phew). Then to top it all off the the gutter rubber thingys were more f**ked and now 1 of them wont go back on and the other is on but not properly. Oh and some d!c at work thought it was a great idea to tell me i was late back from lunch - i told him politely to go away :angry: :D

Will have a look at the damn things tomoro or saturday.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW 16x9J RIMS COMING SOON!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 January 2010, 14:59
F**KING F**K YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have the dash working!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wrote down all the colors of the spare wires and then looked through the wiring diagrams for them. it was a blue/white wire which originally came out of the ECU and went to a junction box then it split, one to radio and one to fusebox. the one that went to the fusebox came out and went to the dash; so i thought this one might be the problem. Also when i was driving i could here the speed through the speakers..... remember it split at the junction box and one went to the radio.

I earthed it in the bay and it worked!

next problem - gears!

edited due to over excitement and stupid things wrote lol
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW 16x9J RIMS COMING SOON!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 23 January 2010, 15:09
Can't actually believe your excitement lol! Congratulations though, I imagine that's a load off of you mind. :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW 16x9J RIMS COMING SOON!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 January 2010, 21:36
lol yeah it is a huge load! :D :D

selling some stuff so hopefully have the money for my new rims soon!
 
shady, you best be going to the swdubs meet tomoro!!!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW 16x9J RIMS COMING SOON!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 23 January 2010, 21:39
lol yeah it is a huge load! :D :D

selling some stuff so hopefully have the money for my new rims soon!
 
shady, you best be going to the swdubs meet tomoro!!!!

I can't matey, I'm off of work because I'm ill, can't be going to any meets or I'll make you all ill lol!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW 16x9J RIMS COMING SOON!]
Post by: Wayne on 23 January 2010, 22:24
lol yeah it is a huge load! :D :D

selling some stuff so hopefully have the money for my new rims soon!
 
shady, you best be going to the swdubs meet tomoro!!!!

I can't matey, I'm off of work because I'm ill, can't be going to any meets or I'll make you all ill lol!

Man Flu ???
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW 16x9J RIMS COMING SOON!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 23 January 2010, 22:25
lol yeah it is a huge load! :D :D

selling some stuff so hopefully have the money for my new rims soon!
 
shady, you best be going to the swdubs meet tomoro!!!!

I can't matey, I'm off of work because I'm ill, can't be going to any meets or I'll make you all ill lol!

Man Flu ???

May as well be, I'm a gurt girl lol!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW 16x9J RIMS COMING SOON!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 January 2010, 20:05
OK OK, New rims are coming soon! Here's what im going for

(http://www.fiatforum.com/gallery/data/500/a_flat_cap_spl-l.jpg)

White centres and for now a matt black dish :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 26 January 2010, 20:33
Nice. :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: VR6-Joe on 26 January 2010, 20:34
Dislike.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 January 2010, 20:40
I cant wait!!! my favourite alloys apart from the schmidt revolutions, which are a little out of my price range.

:)

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: robz on 26 January 2010, 21:30
m8, love it!!
i went off the look with the bonnet, but everytime ya go off a little, ya pull things like the borbets out of the bag...
pics when they are on m8... my fav wheel of all time!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 January 2010, 23:17
will do! yeah i have tendency to do stuff that make people hate, but its changes so often!

this time im going for a good look, mint condition! I want it to look as good as it goes :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 26 January 2010, 23:57
I want it to look as good as it goes

In which case you're going to knock a fair chunk of how good it needs to look by fitting those rims.

Stretch = less good handling as the sidewalls are out of shape, so can't deform, thus the tyre won't perform properly.  It won't grip as much and will let go less progressively.

Wheels that wide are totally unnecessary on a car of that weight and power.  You'd be much better with a set of 16" 7" wide rims and something like a 205 width tyre in ~50 profile.  This will give you a lighter rim, so better suspension compliance etc and a pretty reasonably priced tyre.

Driving-wise you'd be better off hunting down a 'box with a Quaife fitted, which will make things far more interesting and fun than spunking money on some over-blown rims.

Are you building the car to drive and enjoy, or look like some gangsta tw@t?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Jimp on 27 January 2010, 00:11
Borbet As always look sweet but avoid white centres with black lips! It looks so rubbish that the  :sick: smiley doesn't do it justice. Have a search over on vwvortex and see for yourself, they look atrocious! Another shape wheel maybe but not the As, the dish looks awful hidden in black and then the position of the white centre looks retarded. Besides, why go deep dish only to hide the dish?  :undecided:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2010, 09:22
ahhh, there going on and i cant wait!!! I know what your saying DH and i have thought of that already and already looked into the quaife + new box....

ok ok all white!!! :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: robz on 27 January 2010, 09:41
lol @ dh -
see where your coming from m8 but i think it will look good!
i think a little bit of stretch is good on the right car, but always think over stretch is scary, lol!
how much arew ya gonna be stretching them ll??
agree about the black rims though!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Dec on 27 January 2010, 09:44
I like! Yea I can understand what DH is saying, and I know your car is a lot more powerful than my 16v was, but I used to thrash that around corners etc.. And that griped better than any car I've ever had. That was however with 7.5" fronts and 9" rears. I had 195/40/16 front tyres and the rears were 195/45/16. Never any problems there, I'd just say buy quality tyres and keep an eye on them for and tears/bulges.

Will look sweet mate :) Deffo do them all white or something, wish that mine had never been black tbh!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2010, 10:45
not going to be stretched a lot, tyres are 215's. not sure on profile.

i know what he is saying, he always says stuff like that lol. sometimes you gotta throw the book out the window



Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: dTEA on 27 January 2010, 12:06
Dislike.
Disagree :laugh:

Old school rims like Borbets and Azev A's look the shizzle on mk2 and Mk3's...after that not too sure...maybe schmidts on mk4 but anything new looks dumb other BBS :tongue:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Adam on 27 January 2010, 12:10
OK OK, New rims are coming soon! Here's what im going for

(http://www.fiatforum.com/gallery/data/500/a_flat_cap_spl-l.jpg)

White centres and for now a matt black dish :)

These are my fav wheel. Was going to put them on my MK3 :(
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: shepgti on 27 January 2010, 12:21
good choice of wheel as long as you buy 7.5's and 9's :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: robz on 27 January 2010, 12:26
Dislike.
Disagree :laugh:

Old school rims like Borbets and Azev A's look the shizzle on mk2 and Mk3's...after that not too sure...maybe schmidts on mk4 but anything new looks dumb other BBS :tongue:

agree completely!
totally old school and look naff when they are put on mk6 fiestas imo!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2010, 12:27
will be running 9's all round, but might have to look out for some 7.5 or see if anyone wants to swap :) depends how bad the fronts are
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: shepgti on 27 January 2010, 12:29
will be running 9's all round, but might have to look out for some 7.5 or see if anyone wants to swap :) depends how bad the fronts are

dont do it!!! 9's all round look truly shocking!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2010, 12:36
getting a them from a mate, so aint got a choice. will have to see once there fitted :)

i think you might be right though..
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Chris-White on 27 January 2010, 12:55
will be running 9's all round, but might have to look out for some 7.5 or see if anyone wants to swap :) depends how bad the fronts are

dont do it!!! 9's all round look truly shocking!

no, 7.5inch borbets look shocking.

almost as bad as my old staggered brocks (not sure what i was thinking  :lipsrsealed: )
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: shepgti on 27 January 2010, 13:04
will be running 9's all round, but might have to look out for some 7.5 or see if anyone wants to swap :) depends how bad the fronts are

dont do it!!! 9's all round look truly shocking!

no, 7.5inch borbets look shocking.

almost as bad as my old staggered brocks (not sure what i was thinking  :lipsrsealed: )

9" type A's on the front of a mk3 look wrong...
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2010, 13:34
lol, i will get them on, get pics and then we can all decide :D

but i will probs keep them all 9J as i CBA with looking for a swaps or a pair of 7.5's.

They're going white and then on the car :)



Oh and lambda sensor on order, hopefully get that fitted and then my mpg might go increase! This is following an email reply received from QPeng:

Quote
You should see 30 mpg + as you say, although this does depend on the type of driving you do - lots of short trips/cold starts and driving in town will reduce this significantly.

Using the lambda probe should improve things significantly since the ECU uses it to build up a map of the most efficient fuelling for your engine. You need a 4 pin narrow band one from transversely mounted 1.8T - it's the post cat sensor from any non-AGU code engine and the only sensor on the AGU.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 27 January 2010, 13:38
sometimes you gotta throw the book out the window

The problem occurs when you forget to wind down the window and end up with the book bouncing off the glass and tw@tting you in the face.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2010, 13:38
sometimes you gotta throw the book out the window

The problem occurs when you forget to wind down the window and end up with the book bouncing off the glass and tw@tting you in the face.

:D :D :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Dec on 27 January 2010, 14:43
sometimes you gotta throw the book out the window

The problem occurs when you forget to wind down the window and end up with the book bouncing off the glass and tw@tting you in the face.

Legendary reply there!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: VR6-Joe on 27 January 2010, 14:44
Dislike.
Disagree :laugh:

Old school rims like Borbets and Azev A's look the shizzle on mk2 and Mk3's...after that not too sure...maybe schmidts on mk4 but anything new looks dumb other BBS :tongue:

I like the wheels.. in fact I love the wheels.. I've always wanted a set of 9x16 Borbet A's on a Mk2/Jetta

I just don't think they suit a Mk3 so well
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 January 2010, 21:21
Well i got a nice problem to sort now:

Wheel bearing rear nearside is f**ked and is eating itself, so the wheel is wobbly and so the disc is f**ked as it been rubbing on the caliper and the pads are f**ked as they have worn very uneven, as one is hardly worn and the other is completely worn. So all new parts from gsf in the morning and hopefully fit the lot after work.

I got a horrible feeling that the bearing had welded itself to the stub axle, sooo much heat produced its scary, i burnt my hands just trying to look at it. Hopefully this isnt the case, or if worst comes to it, it needs a bit of "help" coming off.

So yeah its turning out to be a real success story :D



Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 January 2010, 08:20
sorted the wheel bearing, etc.

i didnt make it to work in the morning, had to pull into a petrol station. wheel was hanging on by the split pin lol. So i jacked it up and took everything off, including the stub axle. problem was the stub axle was f**ked, so i had to source one of them. so i spent a while hunting all over town with my mate and found probably the only rear nearside disc stub axle in plymouth lol. so then it was back to the p station and got the lot fitted! had a bit of struggle getting the caliper on, but with a bit of hammering it went on.

Now to do the fronts for good measure i think!

ohh and will get pics of the stub axle and pads, etc to show you how f*cked they are!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Dec on 29 January 2010, 10:51
Shiiit! Least its sorted though!

When are the wheels arriving bud?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 January 2010, 11:09
Shiiit! Least its sorted though!

When are the wheels arriving bud?

 as soon as i get more funds lol! on my mates g60 atm :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Dec on 29 January 2010, 11:21
Ah awesome :grin:

'Finished' off the bonnet yet?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 January 2010, 18:03
Ah awesome :grin:

'Finished' off the bonnet yet?

nahh, the cheapy diy place i got it from dont do it anymore.... think i will take it all off as it just doesnt look right anymore. time for another idea, something ratty but not the "rust" look.

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 January 2010, 18:38
ok AGU lambda sensor come today so fitting that now.

going to check the other rear wheel bearing too!!! :D Im going to do the front two asap too, just for good measure.

:)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 January 2010, 19:40
almost done. checked the front bearings, just the offside needs doing. played with the suspension bolts to try and get the wheels to have the same camber. dont know what it is, but they are now as similar as i can get them. will get the whole car properly aligned soon.

got the old lambda out (just the 1.4 to plug the hole). access is extremely limited! try getting a 22mm spanner in the gap where the sensor is!! gotta to do it from under the car.

putting the AGU one on now, plug it in and get the wheels back on and see what difference it makes!

:)

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 January 2010, 20:29
done! :)

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 February 2010, 09:13
mini update.

played with the clutch cable and the shift mech last night to try and improve it. couldnt really get 4th before and now i can pretty easy. it goes into reverse smoother and 1st and 2nd are a little easier to get. 5th is still good. 3rd is similar to before but is a little easier, still need to punch it in and hold it until engaged.

I got the mk4 shift mech i could use. also got a spare vr mech and also a spare g60 box with the in-box mech. so i got spare parts for it, but i reckon it justs need adjusting. i just want to be able to grab each gear with ease!

front wheel bearing really needs sorting, so going to grab a genuine bearing from vw and get a mate to do it. hopefully get that done early next week or maybe this weekend if im lucky.

Oh and getting rims this week too :) will see how bothered i am at the time, but i kinda want to spray them before i put them on. probs end up cleaning them up and throwing them on :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 February 2010, 13:35
To Do List:

shift mech
front offside wheel bearing
oil pressure switch
fresh oil and coolant
coolant temp sensor
thermostat
cambelt



"Other less important things" to-do list:

boost gauge
afr gauge
leccy windows/mirrors with gti door cards
front end/fmic mounting
bonnet lifters
sort bonnet out so it closes
sort out roof gutters
respray?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 04 February 2010, 14:19
Let me help you with that:

To Do List:

afr gauge
sort bonnet out so it closes
oil pressure switch
coolant temp sensor
thermostat
cambelt

"Other less important things" to-do list:

shift mech
front offside wheel bearing
fresh oil and coolant
boost gauge
leccy windows/mirrors with gti door cards
front end/fmic mounting
bonnet lifters
sort out roof gutters
respray?

I'd find both a dead engine or a bonnet in the windscreen quite annoying  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Jay on 04 February 2010, 14:30
having both would be even more annoying  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 February 2010, 14:38
trust me i got it right!

wheel bearing is very important!!!!

the bonnet closes, you just need to give it some and so i have a dented bonnet.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 February 2010, 23:57
oh and looked at the wheel bearing and it turns out the hub nut was slowly coming lose. i tightened it up as much as i could by hand, but will grab a scaf bar or get a garage to air gun it tight, dont want it coming loose again! :D

next - shift mech, oil pressure switch and coolant temp sensor.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: Wayne on 05 February 2010, 09:01
oh and looked at the wheel bearing and it turns out the hub nut was slowly coming lose. i tightened it up as much as i could by hand, but will grab a scaf bar or get a garage to air gun it tight, dont want it coming loose again! :D

next - shift mech, oil pressure switch and coolant temp sensor.

I might be wrong but overtightening it will damage it as you could crush the bearing.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 February 2010, 12:29
oh and looked at the wheel bearing and it turns out the hub nut was slowly coming lose. i tightened it up as much as i could by hand, but will grab a scaf bar or get a garage to air gun it tight, dont want it coming loose again! :D

next - shift mech, oil pressure switch and coolant temp sensor.

I might be wrong but overtightening it will damage it as you could crush the bearing.

not the fronts.

the rear ones need to be finger tight, maybe not even. as the bearings are compressed or something.... so yeah, they need to be just tight enough so it doesnt wobble.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Rims revealed!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 February 2010, 18:53
talk about problems! i got more!

smacked the sump today, it cracked, quite bad i think oil was pissing out! lucky i was just down the road from my house so i drove it there and its sat on flat ground so i can jack it up, etc. i was on my way to gsf at the time, so stopped in for what i went there for and picked up a sump while i was there :D

so hopefully it wont rain on sunday when im changing the sump! got fresh oil from vw too :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Sump has been KO'd!]
Post by: robz on 05 February 2010, 22:37
buggeration m8!!

hope its a simple fix!!
bit of a pre curser though, looks like your gonna have to be careful!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Sump has been KO'd!]
Post by: shepgti on 05 February 2010, 22:48
told you it all looked low  :rolleyes: :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Sump has been KO'd!]
Post by: Wayne on 05 February 2010, 23:36
Hope you have not damaged it
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Sump has been KO'd!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 February 2010, 10:30
told you it all looked low  :rolleyes: :grin:

it all looked low i know but i havent scraped anywhere yet, not even MASSIVE speedbumps or anything. so i am gutted :( going to have to be careful now!

should be fun getting covered in oil and most likely getting pissed off the damn thing cause the sump wont come off or something :D


Hope you have not damaged it

cheers mate, i think its only the sump. the boost pipes got a little scratched and the intercooler didnt get much damage, and its still ran and boosted properly, so all good there. will find the real damage when its jacked up.


Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Sump has been KO'd!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 February 2010, 12:14
looking like the flywheel needs to come off to get the sump off :(

my mate is taking it to his garage in the week. if he takes the box off to do it i will get him to fit the g60 box i got and sort the gears. we think its a loose nut inside in the mech, same thing happened to his mate with his mk3 16v. might get him to do everything else too while its in there - oil pressure switch, thermostat, coolant temp sensor and maybe the cambelt (although would like to do this, never done one before!)

so hopefully it will come out of the garage this week a new car! :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Sump has been KO'd!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 February 2010, 19:45
car is going in tomorrow, going to get him to do the lot:
-shift mech
-front offside wheel bearing
-new mk3 oil pressure switch (low pressure)
-new sump and oil
-coolant temp sensor
-thermostat

got new rims on the weekend too, they're in the car. going to trail fit them when i get the car back and hammer out the arches a little more, cause no doubt they will need to be stretched out more!

will get pics up of the new bits and bobs and also the alloys when they are cleaned up and fitted :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Sump has been KO'd!]
Post by: DrewGTI on 08 February 2010, 23:05
read parts of the thread so sorry if i ask anything thats already been covered!


but just wondering on what your BHP is and how much the conversion has cost you? also fuel bills etc , cost much to keep filling her?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [Sump has been KO'd!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 February 2010, 23:17
read parts of the thread so sorry if i ask anything thats already been covered!


but just wondering on what your BHP is and how much the conversion has cost you? also fuel bills etc , cost much to keep filling her?

i hoping 230ish, but will be RR'd at TSR 6th March.

Not sure on cost. Got a load of receipts to go through.... qpeng stuff was a grand and the engine was 500. i replaced most things with brand new parts, a lot of genuine parts too, including new bolts, etc in places. i did post a list of whats been done a few pages back. the car, exterior wise was pretty much a shell, and rebuilt that way, as most of it needed uprating and i wanted it to be mint. only thing i didnt touch was the driveshafts and hubs. they came from a mk2 16v and at the time i wanted it together so just threw them on. i wish i had put on new cv joints and boots and new bearings in the hubs and given the whole lot a lick of paint, as its the only things i didnt do that too.

Fuel - now im not sure as of yet. just fitted a lambda sensor which i didnt have before and apparently that makes a hell of a difference to fuel consumption and i havent and chance to see the difference yet. changing the temp sensor and thermostat too. so hopefully when i get it back i should be getting 30mpg+. wont even say how bad it was before :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [going to the garage to get it all fixed]
Post by: DrewGTI on 08 February 2010, 23:27
sounding not all too bad then really and if you can do 30+ mpg then cool on a car that quick!


would love to do this to mine in the future as the shell on mine is mint with it only being 62k on clock! plus to surprise people that its not your normal mk3 golf gti when you put your foot down!  :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [going to the garage to get it all fixed]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 February 2010, 23:45
sounding not all too bad then really and if you can do 30+ mpg then cool on a car that quick!


would love to do this to mine in the future as the shell on mine is mint with it only being 62k on clock! plus to surprise people that its not your normal mk3 golf gti when you put your foot down!  :evil:

yeah qpeng said 30+ is about right. thats with sensible driving and then putting your foot down every now and then. which is how i drive :D

motorway driving should see even better i guess.

i get a lot of people asking "is that a turbo?" gets boring explaining, so just tell them its a 1.4 :D gave a e36 m3 a shock :evil:
if you do it, just make sure you research and dont skip anything, dont rush it or try to cut costs cause it will only bite you in the a$$ later.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [going to the garage to get it all fixed]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 February 2010, 13:28
Random texts are fun.  :grin: :lipsrsealed:


Hopefully it'll all get sorted today man, and make sure to keep drinking water, don't dehydrate with all the work haha!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [going to the garage to get it all fixed]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 February 2010, 13:39
Random texts are fun.  :grin: :lipsrsealed:


Hopefully it'll all get sorted today man, and make sure to keep drinking water, don't dehydrate with all the work haha!

Hopefully, then i can move onto bodywork and getting the new rims to fit without rubbing. Hammer time! :D

and plan a respray maybe...... all depends on if i can get a location to do it.



Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 February 2010, 11:58
My mate got most of it sorted, he's got it again today to sort the gears out. didnt have enough time to do it yesterday, but pretty sure it was the selector mech that sits inside the box. going to the use the one out of the g60 box.

Also got my borbets on there and sit fine! no rubbing on the arches. need 5mm spacers on the front cause they are very very close to the calipers, and when cornering left you can hear rubbing. i assume its the hitting the calipers, but it is only the one side.
havent had the tracking camber done yet as its all been apart to change the hub, bearing, etc. so will get that done when i get the car back.

I know its against the law on here to not put pics up when you fit new alloys, they are coming!

might get the arches out a little more, but will see how it goes. car isnt slammed, so they arent going to rub and plus i rolled them out a lot a while back.

i want a lsd!! anything cheaper than a £650 quaife one??
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: Dec on 11 February 2010, 12:00
I hate you!! Deffo need pics... :tongue:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 February 2010, 12:16
I hate you!! Deffo need pics... :tongue:

i no, i no! no time this morning or im late for work (cant be late, like ever again lol) and last night couldnt b f**ked cause it was soooo cold and i was v tired, and i was fed up of trying soo hard to shift gears that didnt want to look at it :D

due to my shifting, i have broke the gear knob! will get pics up of it too! so i got my old sparco chav knob on there atm :sick: i want to get a pool ball on there and get matching valve caps too :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: Wayne on 11 February 2010, 14:20
Looking forward to pics.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT SLEEPER [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 11 February 2010, 14:38
ok BAD NEWS....

to sort out my gear problem, i.e. they are very sloppy, hard to get into gears, etc. It needs a new box. Yep, found out the problem is in the box itself. i got a spare g60 box which i hoping to fit a lsd into.

might have to fit the spare g60 gearbox. Will probs get the mk4 shifter fitted at the same time, as the shifter in the car is a little f**ked too.


sort of good news, will be getting spacers on tonight and alignment done on the weekend :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: robz on 12 February 2010, 10:25
dude, i need pics, lol!!!!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 February 2010, 11:20
dude, i need pics, lol!!!!!

uploading now. arghh imageshack is being a twit
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: robz on 12 February 2010, 12:32
no fair
putting them up as i go to work you horrible man :D lol
can't wait!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 February 2010, 12:50
no fair
putting them up as i go to work you horrible man :D lol
can't wait!

im doing it while work  :smug:

uploading pics now  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 February 2010, 13:36
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Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW RIMS FITTED!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 February 2010, 13:36
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9299/11022010521.jpg)

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3124/11022010524.jpg)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6479/11022010535.jpg)

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/3599/11022010538.jpg)

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2705/11022010542h.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Wayne on 12 February 2010, 13:38
Much better :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Andy-H on 12 February 2010, 14:57
Love the wheels Mate  :smiley:

Proper stance  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 February 2010, 15:03
cheers peeps :afro:

will get some better daylight pics on the weekend :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 12 February 2010, 16:02
Those wheels are fly as f**k!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: shepgti on 12 February 2010, 16:17
looking cool :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: robz on 12 February 2010, 21:41
i love it!!
cant wait for the daylight pics!!
well done m8!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 February 2010, 22:35
i love it!!
cant wait for the daylight pics!!
well done m8!

cheers mate!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 13 February 2010, 05:59
i love it!!
cant wait for the daylight pics!!
well done m8!

Kiss ass.  :grin: :grin: Only joking mate. :kiss:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 13 February 2010, 09:19
You really are embracing shat look, aren't you?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 February 2010, 16:07
got the camber done today, couldnt do the tracking as the offside track rod end is seized. its only a couple months old!! so will get the tracking done later. it has made a hell of a difference already though. going to get some decent new tyres and and get the tracking done and it should be almost there.

looking at a lsd copy from america... apparently they need modding to fit, but they are cheap as chips compare to peloquin and quaife.

:)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: T_J_G on 13 February 2010, 17:05
You looked into wavetrac?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 February 2010, 19:40
You looked into wavetrac?

its funny you mention that, cause i never heard of them and saw their lsd's advertised in PVW (was reading while i waiting for the camber to be done lol)

have yet to look them up, but will do now. thanks!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 February 2010, 19:45
ok they are similar prices to peloquin and quaife. think im going to get OBX diff. i said they are american but i think they are chinese. they are good quality, except you need to replace some washers before you use it otherwise it will fail or something. i got the link somewhere, will post it up later.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Mew on 13 February 2010, 22:55
they are good quality, except you need to replace some washers before you use it otherwise it will fail or something.

Doesn't sound quite right.........
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: zdebx on 14 February 2010, 14:32
Love the look of those Borbets  :kiss:

Getting mine soon....Aaaaahhhhh, I can't wait  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 February 2010, 17:09
they are good quality, except you need to replace some washers before you use it otherwise it will fail or something.

Doesn't sound quite right.........

i know, wont go buying anything until i've found out more about. the people i have talked to have that have used them say the only problem is those washers, apparently they are crap!

http://rbryant.freeshell.org/obx_washers.htm

(http://the-corrado.net/forum/download/file.php?id=56934)



Love the look of those Borbets  :kiss:

Getting mine soon....Aaaaahhhhh, I can't wait  :laugh:

cheers bud, yeah they rock! been wanting a set for a long time!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 February 2010, 17:13
i fitted a non-return valve for the inlet manifold to servo vacuum line. thanks to a member on here i shouldnt be so unlucky as to have my servo pop on me. thanks dude :afro:

also had a look under the car at the exhaust to see if a mount had failed (exhaust not sitting straight) and yes one of the mounts has failed. so will fix that next week too!

btw, how am i getting away with being on here on a day like today?!?!? :evil: ohh sh!t here she comes! :D :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Dec on 14 February 2010, 19:22
f**k! Those rims are so sweet mate! Looks so much better now. I'd leave them like that rather than painting them personally :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 February 2010, 19:37
f**k! Those rims are so sweet mate! Looks so much better now. I'd leave them like that rather than painting them personally :wink:

cheers bud! yeah i wanted them white, but after i gave them a quick clean, i have changed my mind! 
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Andy-H on 14 February 2010, 19:40
Keep 'em as they are Mate, looks really good  :smiley:

You keeping with the black when respray time comes around ??
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 February 2010, 22:12
Keep 'em as they are Mate, looks really good  :smiley:

You keeping with the black when respray time comes around ??

probs not, i was thinking back to oem flash red. or maybe something different, like a blue with purple wheels or purple car, red wheels..... i just dont know yet! im going to wait til everything else is sorted first.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Wayne on 14 February 2010, 23:46
I would keep the wheels silver.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 February 2010, 13:38
sorted the exhaust so it sits straight now too :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 February 2010, 14:56
just read up on the obx diff's and yes they are just quaife copies, but they are meant be good stuff! i think if you mod and change the bolts as per the link above, it should be good stuff. mine is a daily and isn't ragged everywhere, so its ideal for me! i think i will be saving up for one of them if i can find someone to fit it for me :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 15 February 2010, 19:17
By the time you've bu99ered about with the bolts and paid the shipping and duty you might as well go for a Quaife.

See 'sounds just like a Golf' adverts for further details.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 February 2010, 19:50
By the time you've bu99ered about with the bolts and paid the shipping and duty you might as well go for a Quaife.

See 'sounds just like a Golf' adverts for further details.

Yeah i think you can get them to your door for around £300+ (thats with the box being marked gift $60 to avoid duty). but then the hassle and time of fitting the diff, buying the replacement bolts and washers and ARP fitting bolts. I would have £400-500 and with that you can pick up a 02a box with a quaife already fitted. so i will probs keep an eye out for one of them later in the year :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: kells on 15 February 2010, 22:55
just popping in to say like the rims dude, top one, nice one, sorted.. :grin: haha

 :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 February 2010, 07:59
just popping in to say like the rims dude, top one, nice one, sorted.. :grin: haha

 :cool:

no worries geez! nice one! :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New Pics p87!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 February 2010, 16:39
g60 gearbox fitted today, will let you all know when i drive it how i get on :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 February 2010, 22:04
Well, what an improvement the new box has made!! drives so much better now. it should even better once i get the tracking done and some decent tyres on the front.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: Chris-White on 17 February 2010, 10:54
Well, what an improvement the new box has made!! drives so much better now. it should even better once i get the tracking done and some decent tyres on the front.

does it not piss you off not being able to do 60 in 2nd?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: harney123 on 17 February 2010, 11:44
i've got a quaife diff (not that it's fitted yet) but i garauntee that it will be the best money i've spent on the car so far :) i'm sure i'll see great benefits :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 February 2010, 15:46
i've got a quaife diff (not that it's fitted yet) but i garauntee that it will be the best money i've spent on the car so far :) i'm sure i'll see great benefits :)

damn right!


Well, what an improvement the new box has made!! drives so much better now. it should even better once i get the tracking done and some decent tyres on the front.

does it not piss you off not being able to do 60 in 2nd?

i dunno, havent got round to that yet! will let you know how annoyed i get :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: zdebx on 18 February 2010, 21:46
Just went through all f*cking 90 pages of your thread, and I gotta say respecttttttttt  :shocked:

It's unbelievable how you transformed your 1.4 crappy red metal box to a 20vT matt black Borbet monster :D

The engine conversion, the spraying...Seriously, one of the best threads in this forum.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 February 2010, 16:05
Just went through all f*cking 90 pages of your thread, and I gotta say respecttttttttt  :shocked:

It's unbelievable how you transformed your 1.4 crappy red metal box to a 20vT matt black Borbet monster :D

The engine conversion, the spraying...Seriously, one of the best threads in this forum.

wow thanks mate! im honored!!! respect to you for reading it.

:)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: sharki786 on 22 February 2010, 18:35
nice project!! I aint read it all but you have balls to do that!! lovely car! 1 thing i want to mention is your EXHAUST sort that out juts have it straightened
The car looks the tities!  :wink: good luck in future.

sharki
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 February 2010, 20:28
i straightened it, now a week later its managed to work its way back again. going to make a sticker for it me thinks, to take the piss out off my exhaust not being straight :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 24 February 2010, 12:35
Now i don't know about anyone else, but when i saw the first couple of pages of this thread i could never of imagined it would turn out like this!!

Lets have a memory refresh:

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9757/image153xh1.jpg)

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/971/image151ae5.jpg)

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8282/image157rm7.jpg)

To this!!!!!

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9374/11022010532.jpg)

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3124/11022010524.jpg)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6479/11022010535.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 February 2010, 12:45
hahaha!!! had changed a bit.

will have to dig other photos for the "DURING" part.

also pics of the engine bay before and after!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 February 2010, 12:53
(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3769/09092008193do2.jpg)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/4086/15112008600rf4.jpg)

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/1581/15112008592zz4.jpg)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9517/14122008693ta6.jpg)

(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/245/14122008698ko6.jpg)


engine before
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2561/09092008237nv6.jpg)

engine after
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9374/11022010532.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: Toby on 24 February 2010, 16:26
sh!t hot work mate  :drool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 27 February 2010, 19:20
sh!t hot work mate  :drool:

cheers bud :)


new tyres in the post - a pair of falken fk452's for the front. will get them fitted and get the tracking done, should do me a world of favours! hoping fitting a thermostat next week too, see if that will fix my coolant gauge!

got new stickers on it too! need to post pics, but its a green golfgti.co.uk sticker, my own take on the wheel whores heart sticker and one hating on jap cars :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [G60 box fitted]
Post by: robz on 27 February 2010, 20:51
pics, pics, pics, lol ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New stickers! lol]
Post by: Jimp on 28 February 2010, 16:24
Were you running Rota Slipstreams at one point?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New stickers! lol]
Post by: Mikester on 28 February 2010, 16:47
What are you planning with the front bumper?

As atm you dont have the bottom of it or the splitter, if you could some how make it so the cooler fitted behind a standard bumper from the front it would look much more of a sleeper and more mean i think.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New stickers! lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 March 2010, 07:59
Were you running Rota Slipstreams at one point?

Nope :)


What are you planning with the front bumper?

As atm you dont have the bottom of it or the splitter, if you could some how make it so the cooler fitted behind a standard bumper from the front it would look much more of a sleeper and more mean i think.

Yeah i am planning on either changing the cooler or figuring out a way to mount it better. But i have a bumper and splitter waiting to go on :)

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New stickers! lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 March 2010, 09:10
New tyres! Falken FK452's, love 'em!

They are 215/40/16 and much better than the slicks i ran before :D

also fitted an oil pressure switch (again) as the new one i got from gsf was faulty and leaked my new oil everywhere! replaced with another gsf one lol (they did an exchange).

pics on the way of stickers and new look bonnet :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New stickers! lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 March 2010, 10:33
bonnet and sticker pics!

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5803/17022010566.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/9076/28022010596.jpg)

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/4631/28022010592y.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/8117/28022010593.jpg)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/593/28022010594.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New stickers! lol]
Post by: Wayne on 04 March 2010, 10:59
Not sure what to say apart from wtf
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New stickers! lol]
Post by: kells on 04 March 2010, 11:14
fail for the stickers and bald rubber on the front  :shocked:

was kind of liking the matt black and also the original pics of it in red, would have been good to still look like that with the engine in tho
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New stickers! lol]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 March 2010, 12:15
fail for the stickers and bald rubber on the front  :shocked:

was kind of liking the matt black and also the original pics of it in red, would have been good to still look like that with the engine in tho

oh yeah, i do like the original red. got another DIY paint job in mind, so might see some improvements soon :D

its only me messing about, dont think that im trying to make it look good :shocked:

bonnet is f**ked and cant be saved, so im going to let mother nature do her thing. just making it look like more of a shed really.

it will come back around to looking mint soon, just my time and money is going into other parts of the car, so it runs and drives as best as it can as thats priority.

expect to see it red again, like the other pics, except with a 20vt and a set of borbet a's.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: kells on 04 March 2010, 12:52
that would be good, nice oem but with wheels and engine
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: robz on 04 March 2010, 16:42
Interesting changes lol, never one for expectation are ya mate
see what you've done but not a fan but I'm sure you'll make a come back lol
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 March 2010, 18:07
I think it's quite cool considering. Looking forward to seeing it on Saturday.  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: zdebx on 04 March 2010, 18:19
WTF? :D

Matt black was sexy, you should leave it as it is  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 March 2010, 18:24
I think it's quite cool considering. Looking forward to seeing it on Saturday.  :wink:

ahhh f*ck yeah! will see you saturday :afro: oh and thanks, at least someone likes it :angry: :D :D :D

WTF? :D

Matt black was sexy, you should leave it as it is  :cool:

haha, yep wtf indeed. the bonnet is in progress. if you had seen the state of the bonnet before you probs would have scraped the thing!

yeah the car has its ups and downs. going to do the thermostat after work tomoro (cant wait :rolleyes: ) and i will sand off the rest of the bonnet (where the stickers are). then i got another idea for the bonnet :D

other than that, i need to take off the offside front coilover and sort it as its seized and i cant adjust the height. but its not a problem as it sits where i want it. just need to level out the other side.

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 04 March 2010, 19:05
Top class bonnet mod.

The way of the shed is the way forward.

But obviously with all of the mechanicals maintained to a very high standard.

You HAVE had the wheel allignment done, haven't you?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 March 2010, 07:54
You HAVE had the wheel allignment done, haven't you?

Sir, Yes, Sir.

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 March 2010, 14:40
New thermostat fitted today, fresh coolant and all.

going to "play" with the bonnet a little more after work too :smug:

pics to follow!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Mikester on 05 March 2010, 17:27
slicks on the front. lol
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 March 2010, 18:13
slicks on the front. lol

I'll inspect this tomorrow to make sure he's running legal tires.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Adam on 05 March 2010, 18:14
slicks on the front. lol

I'll inspect this tomorrow to make sure he's running legal tires.  :grin:

Because your running all legal  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 March 2010, 18:19
slicks on the front. lol

I'll inspect this tomorrow to make sure he's running legal tires.  :grin:

Because your running all legal  :rolleyes:

Am I missing something?  :undecided:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Adam on 05 March 2010, 18:20
slicks on the front. lol

I'll inspect this tomorrow to make sure he's running legal tires.  :grin:

Because your running all legal  :rolleyes:

Am I missing something?  :undecided:

Lights :huh:
 :kiss:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 March 2010, 18:21
slicks on the front. lol

I'll inspect this tomorrow to make sure he's running legal tires.  :grin:

Because your running all legal  :rolleyes:

Am I missing something?  :undecided:

Lights :huh:
 :kiss:


Dunno what you're on about.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: kells on 05 March 2010, 20:22
but at least kirk aint running the risk of (at least) 3 points! and the possibility of killing someone...
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Wayne on 05 March 2010, 20:23
but at least kirk aint running the risk of (at least) 3 points! and the possibility of killing someone...

+1 Fair point :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Jay on 05 March 2010, 20:28
but at least kirk aint running the risk of (at least) 3 points! and the possibility of killing someone...

debatable...
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: kells on 05 March 2010, 20:35
but at least kirk aint running the risk of (at least) 3 points! and the possibility of killing someone...

debatable...

doubtfull
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 05 March 2010, 21:28
Doubtful's spelled with a single 'l', you moron.

As Kirk has illegally fitted HIDs which are probably suffering from beam scatter as the light units they're fitted in are not designed for HIDs there's a strong possibility of him dazzling oncoming motorists. 

He's just as likely to be causing accidents.

Now jog on with your illegal modifications and stretched tyres.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: snifferdog on 05 March 2010, 21:33
Sorry to interrupt the ongoing 'debate' in this thread but i do have to say that this motor, although not my cup of tea, is lookin pretty damn good and i can appreciate the work thats gone into it!! I had to change a seatbelt and get a patch of welding done this week and thats enough for me ( i just wanna drive it) so to see how youve transformed this motor is pretty amazing!!  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 March 2010, 21:41
LL has put a lot of time and effort into this and is amazing with the outcome he has achieved.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: kells on 05 March 2010, 21:42
Doubtful's spelled with a single 'l', you moron.

As Kirk has illegally fitted HIDs which are probably suffering from beam scatter as the light units they're fitted in are not designed for HIDs there's a strong possibility of him dazzling oncoming motorists. 

He's just as likely to be causing accidents.

Now jog on with your illegal modifications and stretched tyres.

has projectors so the beam wont scatter fella, and even if it did dazzle, he wont be picking up 3 points for it.. even you can't fight the corner for bald rubber!!??

what would you deem to be worse, bald rubber or HIDS???   come on lets hear it???????????????

really suprised thomas, you are afterall the forum police aint ya

will be jogging on soon with my illegal modifications and stretched rubber as i have to be at the club tonight :wink:

P.S cheers for the spelling correction, your a darling  :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Wayne on 05 March 2010, 21:48
LL has put a lot of time and effort into this and is amazing with the outcome he has achieved.

With respect yes, but running bold tyres is just plain daft.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: Jay on 05 March 2010, 21:59
I'm sure he's aware of the risks running bald tyres and if he's silly enough to risk it, his car that has so much time, effort and money put into it and possibly his license and life then more fool him.

But I'm sure he said he had new tyres a page or two back, maybe the pics were taken before the tyres were changed? Still doesn't excuse running them, but he's a bright enough fella to have come this far... give him some credit.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: kells on 05 March 2010, 22:01
fair do jay, lets hope so for his sake!

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 March 2010, 17:03
wow look what i missed :D

rolling road day was awesome!

will get the print out put up here in a bit. so you will all have to wait til then lol.

oh and for the record, i got new falken fk452's. they are great and yes i had bold tyres, but i didnt really drive the car much (only to work and back, so 10 miles). i was steady driving, by myself and it was for less than a week.

so yeah pics to follow!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Looking more shed-like each day]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 March 2010, 17:35
Results:

Engine Output - 246.0bhp
Wheel Output - 198.5bhp
@ 5980rpm
Torque - 239lb-ft
@4350

Link to video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1g-h3Cj_1g

Pic of print out:

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7195/06032010619.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 06 March 2010, 17:55
I had the pleasure of being taken for a little drive in this, it's rather beasty!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Jimp on 06 March 2010, 18:42
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Mikester on 06 March 2010, 18:50
Bit better than the orignal engine :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 March 2010, 18:58
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:

i thought it would be less tbh, especially with the g60 fly/vr clutch setup...

but im still very very happy with the results!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Mikester on 06 March 2010, 18:59
Just seen this badboy on ebay running the Qpeng setup.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mk3-Golf-With-Audi-S3-Engine-1-8-20-v-Turbo-1-Of-A-Kind_W0QQitemZ280474175071QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutomobiles_UK?hash=item414d90465f
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 March 2010, 19:07
Bit better than the orignal engine :)

oh ok, cheers bud. all the weight of the dual mass i guess
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Mikester on 06 March 2010, 19:13
Bit better than the orignal engine :)

oh ok, cheers bud. all the weight of the dual mass i guess

Sorry, i meant than the 1.4 or 1.6 that was in the mk3 originally.

Its wikid mate, i love this car!

Im really fighting with temptation of building one myself
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: MrBounce on 06 March 2010, 20:34
Good work! Nice amount of power you've got there!  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 March 2010, 21:24
cheers guys. being sunday tomorrow, and not much to do, i think more bonnet "play" is needed :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Adam on 07 March 2010, 01:58
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:

That's quite a bit of loss.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: topher on 08 March 2010, 20:35
i thought you were only running about 12psi?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Dec on 08 March 2010, 21:42
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:

That's quite a bit of loss.

My old mk3 valver ran 166 and 133 at the wheels. Can't be much different ratio's as you go up the scale?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 March 2010, 21:46
i thought you were only running about 12psi?

16psi
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Wayne on 08 March 2010, 23:22
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:

That's quite a bit of loss.

30 to 40 bhp loss is about right.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: VR6-Joe on 08 March 2010, 23:29
Nice 1.4 dude :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: luke on 08 March 2010, 23:30
Nice 1.4 dude :afro:
+1
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: VR6-Joe on 08 March 2010, 23:41
Your tax is due at the end of April.

Glad to see you informed them about the colour change though
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Rhyso on 09 March 2010, 08:59
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:

That's quite a bit of loss.

30 to 40 bhp loss is about right.

Really??  :undecided:  Couple of times I've run on R-Tech's RR and I've seen losses of less than 20bhp

Or is it just a feature of the TSR RR?

Anyhoo - good effort  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Wayne on 09 March 2010, 09:01
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:

That's quite a bit of loss.

30 to 40 bhp loss is about right.

Really??  :undecided:  Couple of times I've run on R-Tech's RR and I've seen losses of less than 20bhp

Or is it just a feature of the TSR RR?

Anyhoo - good effort  :cool:

Well when I worked for TSR we always seemed to lose 30 to 40 bhp.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Rhyso on 09 March 2010, 09:04
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:

That's quite a bit of loss.

30 to 40 bhp loss is about right.

Really??  :undecided:  Couple of times I've run on R-Tech's RR and I've seen losses of less than 20bhp

Or is it just a feature of the TSR RR?

Anyhoo - good effort  :cool:

Well when I worked for TSR we always seemed to lose 30 to 40 bhp.

Furry muff  :smiley:  guess its a different dyno setup perhaps
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 March 2010, 09:07
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:

That's quite a bit of loss.

30 to 40 bhp loss is about right.

Really??  :undecided:  Couple of times I've run on R-Tech's RR and I've seen losses of less than 20bhp

Or is it just a feature of the TSR RR?

Anyhoo - good effort  :cool:

cheers bud. i will be at r-tech on the 29th august, so we'll see what happens there too.

TSR did have to spray the wheels/rollers with some sort of belt grease or something.... dont know if that would cause a slight loss at the wheels...

yeah, its 1.4 on the v5 now as i sent off the v5 to the dvla, but they need a headed paper from a garage to confirm the change to the engine code and engine capacity, so they told me to resend the new v5 with the headed paper then its all sorted :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: luke on 09 March 2010, 10:07
Is that much loss between the engine and wheels normal for that set up?  :huh:

That's quite a bit of loss.

30 to 40 bhp loss is about right.

Really??  :undecided:  Couple of times I've run on R-Tech's RR and I've seen losses of less than 20bhp

Or is it just a feature of the TSR RR?

Anyhoo - good effort  :cool:

cheers bud. i will be at r-tech on the 29th august, so we'll see what happens there too.

TSR did have to spray the wheels/rollers with some sort of belt grease or something.... dont know if that would cause a slight loss at the wheels...

yeah, its 1.4 on the v5 now as i sent off the v5 to the dvla, but they need a headed paper from a garage to confirm the change to the engine code and engine capacity, so they told me to resend the new v5 with the headed paper then its all sorted :)
so this means your uninsured?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: kells on 09 March 2010, 10:18
out of interest did the insurance ask for engine serial numbers lazy?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 March 2010, 10:26
out of interest did the insurance ask for engine serial numbers lazy?

no, they just asked for there money!!! :D

it went really smooth, one phone call and just told him all about it.

Been insured on it since Dec 5th 2009 ;)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: luke on 09 March 2010, 10:29
out of interest did the insurance ask for engine serial numbers lazy?

no, they just asked for there money!!! :D

it went really smooth, one phone call and just told him all about it.

Been insured on it since Dec 5th 2009 ;)
so when is it going to be changed from a 1.4 then?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: Wayne on 09 March 2010, 10:46
out of interest did the insurance ask for engine serial numbers lazy?

no, they just asked for there money!!! :D

it went really smooth, one phone call and just told him all about it.

Been insured on it since Dec 5th 2009 ;)

I think you need to check: http://www.askmid.com/

Then ring your insurance company asap.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: kells on 09 March 2010, 10:49
out of interest did the insurance ask for engine serial numbers lazy?

no, they just asked for there money!!! :D

it went really smooth, one phone call and just told him all about it.

Been insured on it since Dec 5th 2009 ;)

did you need to prove you bought the engine legitimate or anything like from a garage or what ever?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Rolling Road Results!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 March 2010, 10:57
out of interest did the insurance ask for engine serial numbers lazy?

no, they just asked for there money!!! :D

it went really smooth, one phone call and just told him all about it.

Been insured on it since Dec 5th 2009 ;)

did you need to prove you bought the engine legitimate or anything like from a garage or what ever?

no not to the insurance company. need a headed paper from garage confirming the engine code and capacity for the dvla however.

yeah i know Wayne, been pulled over for it a few times now. Adrian Flux are messing me about!

And it is insured as 20vt :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 March 2010, 19:11
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Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Andy-H on 09 March 2010, 19:49
Love those wheels Mate :afro:

Really suit the car  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Wayne on 09 March 2010, 20:02
Not sure on the bonnet.  :undecided:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 March 2010, 20:35
Not sure on the bonnet.  :undecided:

the bonnet is going to get a set of vinyls, probs checkers, and then its getting rusted, hence it being brought back to metal.


Love those wheels Mate :afro:

Really suit the car  :smiley:


Cheers bud :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: zdebx on 09 March 2010, 21:14
Change those white fog blanks to the smoked/black ones - it's gonna look niiiiiice :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 March 2010, 22:32
Change those white fog blanks to the smoked/black ones - it's gonna look niiiiiice :)

cheers bud

thinking about them.... might be a color change coming soon, so could bring back orange indicators and make the blanks and headlights yellow....
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Jimp on 10 March 2010, 15:34
Looks awesome  :cool: The bonnet looks better in the light than it did in the older pictures. Looks mean  :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 March 2010, 15:58
Looks awesome  :cool: The bonnet looks better in the light than it did in the older pictures. Looks mean  :evil:

cheers bud :cool: looks much better in the flesh, sometimes i'm in two minds on whether to let it rust or not!

i think once i get the vinyls on it, there will probs be some "assisted" rusting action :D

really want to get the front end sorted so i can get the body work done and get onto the respray!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 March 2010, 15:55
insurance will be on the database now :)

adrian flux had the correct reg but the insurance company (ensign) had it as URF no UFR. donkeys!

Got written confirmation from the VW confirming engine number and capacity, so will send that off with the V5 asap.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 12 March 2010, 16:53
insurance will be on the database now :)

adrian flux had the correct reg but the insurance company (ensign) had it as URF no UFR. donkeys!

Got written confirmation from the VW confirming engine number and capacity, so will send that off with the V5 asap.

It's good to see your doing it properly!  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 March 2010, 10:03
insurance will be on the database now :)

adrian flux had the correct reg but the insurance company (ensign) had it as URF no UFR. donkeys!

Got written confirmation from the VW confirming engine number and capacity, so will send that off with the V5 asap.

It's good to see your doing it properly!  :smiley:

no other way! :afro:

more bonnet mods, will grab some pics today when i get off COD :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: christomk3gti on 13 March 2010, 16:04
looks the nutz.

Always loved the borbets.

what width are they?? surely u have problems with them on the front??

Looks mean  :grin:

Well done :afro:

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: dTEA on 13 March 2010, 18:46
looking very nice fella...all running well still? 

What are you thinking of doing with the bottom of the intercooler...you gonna leave it poking out?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 13 March 2010, 20:06
looking very nice fella...all running well still? 

What are you thinking of doing with the bottom of the intercooler...you gonna leave it poking out?

I told him he needs to get a MK3 bumper extended nearer the bottom, it's the only real way to do it but it's a lot of work.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 March 2010, 21:05
Cheers guys! :)

Yeah the front end needs looks into, i dont really want to replace the cooler as it would mean re-routing the piping and other extra work.

as shady said, with the current cooler (due to its depth) it cant really fit anywhere else and i would need to extend the bumper out a little. unless i can mount the cooler slightly different, still get the piping to fit and get a whole bumper on.

its all running well, got a cv joint on the way out, but i just threw on a used set to get it on the road, so i knew this would happen soon. going to build up a set of mk3 1.8/1.9 shafts with new boots and joints and get them on asap. was told by rubjonny, who also stated that my current cv's are too short (i have mk2 gti ones) and this might be why they have worn quick.

other thing is my coolant gauge doesnt work properly still, but i still a few ideas on how to sort it.

need a new windscreen too :(

ohh and i lied :D got my alignment done propery TODAY.... and what a difference again!

borbets are 9's and i have no problems with rubbing or anything with them :)

ps. pics to follow of my bonnet :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: robz on 14 March 2010, 18:31
lol, it changes daily this car :D
does look smart this car!!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: dTEA on 14 March 2010, 21:08
Nice one LL...I reckon that bumper sorted will smarten that front end up proper.  Glad to hear its all going well...i fooking hate cv' boots on dubs...anything lowered seems to take a real pounding
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 March 2010, 08:37
bonnet pics:

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8734/14032010658.jpg)

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3006/13032010648.jpg)

Cut out 70 odd 100m white squares at work (out of scrap vinyl off course) and me and my mate put them on. didnt take long, but i kinda wish i had done the lot myself :rolleyes: :D :D :D


Also gave my wheels a damn good clean and they do clean up sooo well, makes a hell of a difference to the cars looks! But only problem is it shows up the kerbing and the few small little marks in the wheels, so they will have to be refurbed at some point! I want them polished up :cool:

As for the color of the car, its going to be a mk5 r32 type blue, a darker shade of blue or maybe black, not decided yet. Ideally i want a darkish really rich blue; think it will go really well with the polished wheels.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: robz on 15 March 2010, 09:01
Bloody hell mate, I'm liking it again lol
sounds a good future plan for it though!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Wayne on 15 March 2010, 09:19
Bonnet :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 March 2010, 09:22
Bloody hell mate, I'm liking it again lol
sounds a good future plan for it though!

cheers bud lol.

few bits that need looking into and sorting in terms of body work before i go ahead with a respray.


Bonnet :afro:

cheers! :)


will get some better pics up soon of it with its new look bonnet and clean alloys :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: dTEA on 15 March 2010, 10:24
LL, you got the rust showing through I take it?  dunno if you thought of this, but what about transparent vinyl and then the white squares...that way the rust won't change in colour, as it will just ultimately go orange??

Get some nice daylight close ups :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 March 2010, 10:34
LL, you got the rust showing through I take it?  dunno if you thought of this, but what about transparent vinyl and then the white squares...that way the rust won't change in colour, as it will just ultimately go orange??

Get some nice daylight close ups :wink:

mm i was thinking about sealing it, but i was trying to rust it on the weekend too :D

The bonnet is *ucked anyway, so will probs let it rust. When it comes to respraying the car, i will probs grab another bonnet, so i have a bonnet to match the car. i can always grab another bonnet and do it again; but properly, i.e. sand it down after grinding the bonnet, polish it up, laquer it/laminate and chequer it.
Title: Re: LazyLunatic's 1.4 AEX---> Serious changes in the pipeline
Post by: mick ov mids on 15 March 2010, 11:38
It's still a 1.4

It's still Barryboys.co.uk fodder.

It's still proof you can't polish a turd. 

It's still entertaining watching you continue try polishing it though.

As you were.

You're still a dick.

LL's car still looks 20x better than your sh!tty syncro.

I still wouldn't want you banned - it's entertaining watching a fully grown man b!tch over the internet. LOL.

As you were.
+1 iv actually enjoyed reading this thread so far and for a 17 yr old lad i must agree that you have done a top job so far (doesnt look a chav mobile) ignore the lame insults from lame men like dh mate and keep up the top work, im yet to carry on reading through so will leave a final comment on page 100  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 March 2010, 11:50
It's still a 1.4

It's still Barryboys.co.uk fodder.

It's still proof you can't polish a turd. 

It's still entertaining watching you continue try polishing it though.

As you were.

You're still a dick.

LL's car still looks 20x better than your sh!tty syncro.

I still wouldn't want you banned - it's entertaining watching a fully grown man b!tch over the internet. LOL.

As you were.
+1 iv actually enjoyed reading this thread so far and for a 17 yr old lad i must agree that you have done a top job so far (doesnt look a chav mobile) ignore the lame insults from lame men like dh mate and keep up the top work, im yet to carry on reading through so will leave a final comment on page 100  :laugh:

lol cheers bud, appeciate the comment :)

its quite a lot to read through and a lot of it was lost when the site went down a while back.
 
look forward to the next comment!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Dmonday on 15 March 2010, 12:26
im liking the bonnet! :lipsrsealed: was your matt paint job done professionally or rattle can? sorry if you've already covered this, im just at work :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: luke on 15 March 2010, 12:52
looking good, any future plans under the bonnet?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 March 2010, 13:49
im liking the bonnet! :lipsrsealed: was your matt paint job done professionally or rattle can? sorry if you've already covered this, im just at work :grin:

cheers bud! its rusting as we speak! might need a light seasoning of salt later on though :D

rattle cans, its not that bad really, if i gave it another coat or 2 and sanded it back a little, if would be a good finish, but i would need to do the bits i missed.

i want a gloss finish though, so looking into dark blue and blacks atm :cool:

looking good, any future plans under the bonnet?

no upgrades as of yet except maybe a rebuilt box with a new ATB diff. engine would stay as is. I would like to get the engine out and freshen up the parts with paint and match the bay to the car if i got it resprayed.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 15 March 2010, 14:25
mick, he's not 17 anymore.  :grin:


LL looks much better with the bonnet like that. And loving the idea of it being sprayed R32 blue, that'll look the nuts! I hope you're getting it done properly though?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: thai-wronghorse on 15 March 2010, 14:39
Wally cans to the ready.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 March 2010, 14:46
mick, he's not 17 anymore.  :grin:


LL looks much better with the bonnet like that. And loving the idea of it being sprayed R32 blue, that'll look the nuts! I hope you're getting it done properly though?

yeah lol, 20 in april!

cheers bud, im surprised as to how much better the bonnet looks!

will be sprayed properly yes, just need a place to spray it, got a sprayer and can get paint through work. its the prep work im not looking forward to. need to look at the front end before i get to work on anything else and going to do a few more little touches here and there.

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Jimp on 15 March 2010, 18:20
How deep is your intercooler LL? Have you deleted you AC or moved back your radiator for space yet?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 March 2010, 19:36
How deep is your intercooler LL? Have you deleted you AC or moved back your radiator for space yet?

its a vr front end, rad is standard postition. slam panel has been chopped to fit the cooler.

cooler is probs 5"-6" deep
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 19 March 2010, 11:09
pics to come later peeps, bonnet is rusting up nicely :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 20 March 2010, 12:27
arghh! electrical problem has appeared from nowhere and now it wont start. the fuel pump wont turn. i checked it and it does work.

battery is pretty much dead, so im thinking an earth has broke somewhere or some connection has broke or something. going to look at it today.

its strange cause the dials have stopped working and i havent played with any wiring.....

so not a happy bunny :angry:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 20 March 2010, 13:09
right well i dont know whats gone wrong. i didnt touch anything and the trip on the clocks dont work, the dials dont work and the fuel pump wont turn on and my battery is dying. everything else works as it should, even with the battery dying it all works, but the car wont turn over like it did yesterday.

i did find a leak in the passenger footwell but i am unsure as to where it can from but the water doesnt seem to have touched any wiring so im stumped :(

anyone shed some light on what could have caused this?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 20 March 2010, 14:40
sorted :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Stu.750 on 20 March 2010, 14:52
wa was it ?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 20 March 2010, 16:24
wa was it ?

dont know! lol i took the scuttle panel off and the drains were clear but there was some crap under and around the pollen filter so water had built up there. never found a wet wire or any problems. i disconnected the battery, dropped the fusebox and had a check and it was all ok. all was good in the engine bay too. so i connected the battery back up and jumped it off the work van and it started.

its a bit worrying, i think it might be something to do with a leak, cause i didnt anything to the car. it was dry on the way to work, it rained while i was at work and then it broke. so the rain would be the problem.... i got a feeling it came through the scuttle tray, so i have sealed it with duck tape :D

its out in the rain now, so will see how it gets on. its been out in the rain a lot before and i never had this problem though :undecided:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Stu.750 on 20 March 2010, 16:28
Good old magic hands

 Spray some WD or like that at your connections , might prevent it for next time

also try your ECU plus for dampness ,but hey , its workin again  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 20 March 2010, 16:41
Good old magic hands

 Spray some WD or like that at your connections , might prevent it for next time

also try your ECU plus for dampness ,but hey , its workin again  :smiley:

ecu was fine and wiring to it was all good.. wd40 is a great idea, thanks bud!

but yeah, its working again, for now :D

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: VRDan on 20 March 2010, 21:35
 :smiley: Hey dude now i can watch this thread in new replies lol
Its all gooood  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 22 March 2010, 10:48
:smiley: Hey dude now i can watch this thread in new replies lol
Its all gooood  :grin:

:D

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 March 2010, 12:09
OK well im getting hids and some phat a$$ spacers yo!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Jay on 24 March 2010, 13:47
You getting spacers and adapters? 'cos that's the way to go yo, oh and tint your windows limo tint all round too.

Scene points x1000
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 March 2010, 14:29
You getting spacers and adapters? 'cos that's the way to go yo, oh and tint your windows limo tint all round too.

Scene points x1000

oh yeah!

my rear windows are tinted :embarassed:
i got stuff to hide :smug:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 March 2010, 14:30
bonnet progress

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9493/20032010722.jpg)

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Wayne on 24 March 2010, 16:07
Different :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 March 2010, 16:16
looks like electric blue is on the cards once the front end a few other bodywork bits are sorted.

then a few more cosmetic touches are to follow :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 24 March 2010, 16:19
Yeah, i can see some red on the bottom left of the grille under the headlight...  :lipsrsealed: sort this now!  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 March 2010, 16:32
Yeah, i can see some red on the bottom left of the grille under the headlight...  :lipsrsealed: sort this now!  :grin: :grin:

i think its pretty damn good for a 10min ratty rattle can paint job lol :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: DazVR6 on 24 March 2010, 16:51
bonnet progress

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9493/20032010722.jpg)



Looks nice LL but when you gonna sort that intercooler, its bugging me :tongue:

Oh and maybe a black grill badge and get rid of those clear Hella's and get some smoked ones, along with a black grill badge and smoked fogs + indicaters. :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Jay on 24 March 2010, 16:55
oh yeah!

my rear windows are tinted :embarassed:
i got stuff to hide :smug:

Stuff to hide? Was you car a drug dealers before you owned it?  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 24 March 2010, 16:57
oh yeah!

my rear windows are tinted :embarassed:
i got stuff to hide :smug:

Stuff to hide? Was you car a drug dealers before you owned it?  :grin:

 :grin: :grin: :grin:

He hid me when I sat in the back of it.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: DazVR6 on 24 March 2010, 17:06
oh yeah!

my rear windows are tinted :embarassed:
i got stuff to hide :smug:

Stuff to hide? Was you car a drug dealers before you owned it?  :grin:

 :grin: :grin: :grin:

He HID's me when I sat in the back of it.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 March 2010, 21:10
oh yeah!

my rear windows are tinted :embarassed:
i got stuff to hide :smug:

Stuff to hide? Was you car a drug dealers before you owned it?  :grin:

aint another one of them! its just a mk3, so it where all my passengers sit, the front seat is for luggage :D

on the hunt for an intercooler now. its bugging me too! i want a whole bumper and a deep splitter back on there!

hoping to sort the bodywork asap and get it sprayed in the next few months!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 25 March 2010, 15:25
Yeah, i can see some red on the bottom left of the grille under the headlight...  :lipsrsealed: sort this now!  :grin: :grin:

i think its pretty damn good for a 10min ratty rattle can paint job lol :D

Oh it is, I'm thinkin about getting spare parts to do it to, and then bang them on my VR but i'm still not sure...
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 March 2010, 15:50
i really need to get moving and sort out the body work! i want to respray it asap! think i have found an intercooler too and a set of leccy mirrors :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: JC on 25 March 2010, 16:15
shame your in plymouth i want the roof of the phatsat doing in chequer  :cry:

But big respect on the whole project, amazing what can be done. :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 25 March 2010, 16:42
shame your in plymouth i want the roof of the phatsat doing in chequer  :cry:

But big respect on the whole project, amazing what can be done. :afro:

Might be worth taking a trip down if he does it for the right price.  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 March 2010, 18:25
shame your in plymouth i want the roof of the phatsat doing in chequer  :cry:

But big respect on the whole project, amazing what can be done. :afro:

Might be worth taking a trip down if he does it for the right price.  :lipsrsealed:

let me know if your game or if you can wait til the summer charity rr day....

its not hard tbh, i did mine as individual squares, not on a whole sheet. uses less vinyl and is much easier to apply that way. i just picked a start point and eyed each one up. if i hadnt had an incompetant mate helping and we both took our time it would have looked even better. obviously you cant see anything wrong unless you really look. and when i say "better" i mean each corner of each square meets perfectly with the corner of the next square.

thanks for the comment bud, appreciate it :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [NEW PICS!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 March 2010, 08:00
new intercooler on its way :) so hopefully when it arrives it will fit as i have planned it too! will have to pull out my old bumper and splitter and im sure all will recognise the splitter lol.

if a whole bumper fits and i roll with a splitter that just means i need to budget in another load of dollar each month for replacement splitters! :angry: :D :D :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler on its way!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 26 March 2010, 09:40
Or you could buy a genuine one?  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler on its way!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 March 2010, 09:45
Or you could buy a genuine one?  :grin:

broke a couple of them :D although they are better.

 my current one is genuine too :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler on its way!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 26 March 2010, 10:01
If you break loads then you're really unlucky and will be out of pocket too lol!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler on its way!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 March 2010, 12:34
haha, should be fine.

intercooler has been sent out today via 24hour courier so should have tomorrow :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler on its way!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 30 March 2010, 19:26
woop woop! got my new intercooler. it came on monday, but i wasnt in, so collected it from the post office today. looks good, just hope it fits better than the cossie one! might have a go tonight or tomorrow at getting it on. hopefully i can use the existing the boost piping.

update coming soon :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler on its way!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 31 March 2010, 08:36
new cooler fitted!

got the grill and bumper off, bonnet up and got the old cooler off and removed some of the boost piping. trial fitted the cooler to see what needed to be done.

then made up a 90 bracket to bolt onto the top of the cooler and then to the front crossmember (thing in front of rad thats steel and joins the two chassis legs). it sat nicely between that and the rad. had to cut a little more of the plastic off the cowling so i could fit a hose to the end tanks, but otherwise it fitted nicely.

then it came to fitting the boost piping back on, which i knew would be a night mare as the tanks point outwards and not into the bay like the cossie one. lucky i managed to use the existing piping and a spare bit of straight i had lying around. so it was all on and done (in less than an hour!)

next is to fish out my other bumper with the splitter and see if it fits on. i think it will.... well i hope it will! :D

update and pics to follow!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 31 March 2010, 12:45
Can't wait to see these pics! we have been waiting for this for ages!  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 31 March 2010, 18:40
Can't wait to see these pics! we have been waiting for this for ages!  :laugh:

only fitted the damn thing last nite! :D

took a few quick pics today with my old bumper on and my "old" splitter, which some will recognise. a new splitter will be on its way; to be color coded when the car is resprayed.

bumper needed a little shaving at the back and its still a tight fit, but nevertheless its fitted and bolt on, although i dont think it helps the sleeper look as the new cooler is a polished alloy one lol

will get pics up asap, need to get them off my phone but i havent got my cable on me. will see if i can bluetooth them across.....
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 April 2010, 11:45
Here's a few pics of the new cooler fitted and my bumper fitted too :)

cooler out the box:

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1571/30032010739.jpg)

used a bit of ali 90 angle, drilled a few holes in it, bolted it to the cooler and to the steel crossmember:

(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/5264/31032010740.jpg)

(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/3107/31032010741.jpg)

(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/2047/31032010742.jpg)

bumper needed a bit of work to get on, but its on! ignore the splitter being like it is, i have sourced a new one, its just the i think the hazard is holding it together sort of. plus i want to keep it like it is lol.

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/4672/31032010744.jpg)

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/558/31032010745.jpg)

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/8536/31032010743.jpg)

I also managed to pick up a new set of roof gutter rubbers (cheers stu, owe you bud), so they are sorted!

Just need to smooth the front bumper a little and get the tailgate cut and welded and smoothed. Then I need a GTI grill and im sorted and ready for the prep work to begin! Although a little bit of rust treatment here and there is needed.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Wayne on 02 April 2010, 12:05
Looks loads better.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 02 April 2010, 12:17
Mate that looks sweet! I hope you're going to cut out the bars in front of the intercooler? Lol!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 April 2010, 12:30
Mate that looks sweet! I hope you're going to cut out the bars in front of the intercooler? Lol!

yeah probs, will cut out a few and see how the strength of it is. i will start from the middle and work out me thinks.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Andy-H on 02 April 2010, 12:41
Looking really good there Mate :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Adam on 02 April 2010, 13:19
That looks sick man!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 02 April 2010, 13:38
Mate that looks sweet! I hope you're going to cut out the bars in front of the intercooler? Lol!

yeah probs, will cut out a few and see how the strength of it is. i will start from the middle and work out me thinks.

I've seen quite a few MK3s with them cut out so I guess it'll be strong enough, but will look loads better for sure.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 April 2010, 14:05
thanks for the comments! i really want to get moving on the bodywork now and get it sprayed!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Dec on 02 April 2010, 14:14
Aren't the Bars removable anyway? I'm pretty sure that if i pulled on mine they moved about. Can't remember if that was the mk3 or mk2 though.

Looks f**king epic now! Bumper has made such an improvement. Think it needs a touch lower on the front to get rid of arch gap and then it would be perfect! (I understand that you dont want to smash stuff up hence it being higher though)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Adam on 02 April 2010, 14:18
Aren't the Bars removable anyway? I'm pretty sure that if i pulled on mine they moved about. Can't remember if that was the mk3 or mk2 though.

The black bits do come off but not the whole bar.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 April 2010, 14:21
yeah its stance is all wrong. back needs to go a touch lower, and front a lot lower. i need to unseize one of the coilovers and get a sump guard made up first.

also i running the front camber as 0.0 (trial) and it doesnt feel right nor does it look right, so im going to go a touch of negative camber, was thinking -1.0? or is that a little too much?

and the bars have removable covers, but the actually bars are part of the bumper like adam said.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Dec on 02 April 2010, 16:00
Ah thats a shame, I never actually took them off so thought that was the whole bit. Sorry dude.

Neg camber ftw :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: T_J_G on 02 April 2010, 17:17
That 'cooler looks SO much better mate!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Dec on 02 April 2010, 18:26
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/4672/31032010744.jpg)

That pic is just rude!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 April 2010, 19:14
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/4672/31032010744.jpg)

That pic is just rude!

it was the only pic i was pleased with lol. i need to make it my sig!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: christomk3gti on 02 April 2010, 19:16
Looks awsome.

Will look mint when the paintwork is done....

Well done mate :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: thai-wronghorse on 03 April 2010, 09:47
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/4672/31032010744.jpg)

That pic is just rude!

it was the only pic i was pleased with lol. i need to make it my sig!

You should crop it into a letterbox / panoramic format. It'll look even better then.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Mikester on 03 April 2010, 17:55
This looks so much more swish now it has the bumper and cooler sorted.

Nice work!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 April 2010, 18:34
Thanks for the comments :afro:


UPDATE:

Had it on the rolling road again today, part of the street-styler-southwest meet at Alan Jeffery's - enginetuner.co.uk (less than a minute drive from my house; bonus!).  Results:

240bhp & 273lb-ft

Quite pleased with that! especially the torque figures, much more up from last time. Although im not sure on the power at the wheels, dont think its on the print out, unless im being stupid lol.


Got a bit to do tomorrow. handbrake adjustment, bumper smoothing and more stickers!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: DubFan on 04 April 2010, 00:50


Had it on the rolling road again today, .....Results:

240bhp & 273lb-ft

Bit of an improvement from the old 1.4 huh ?

Nice work.

Now hurry up and get the bodywork sorted to match the power.  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 April 2010, 09:12


Had it on the rolling road again today, .....Results:

240bhp & 273lb-ft

Bit of an improvement from the old 1.4 huh ?

Nice work.

Now hurry up and get the bodywork sorted to match the power.  :wink:

yep :D


Getting the boot sorted next week and a couple other bits. Got a mate who is going to cut and weld here and there as I do not know how to weld! Going to start smoothing the new front bumper today and I am hoping to get the majority of the bodywork done by the end of next week. But really I am aiming for next month as I want to get it sprayed early May.

Will have an entire day of prepping and spraying. Hoping to get the car done in one day but it depends on what days my mate can do though as I have to work around him really. As soon as I get a date set with him, its setup the booth, get paint, materials, etc and get cracking!

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Chris-White on 04 April 2010, 19:30
was just going to say, i was browsing sh!t-stylers-southwest and was surprised to see this badboy crop up  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 April 2010, 21:14
was just going to say, i was browsing sh!t-stylers-southwest and was surprised to see this badboy crop up  :grin:

haha, i joined up a while back and didnt like it, so never went on there. I got a PM the other week and I ended up having a look around the forum. Then I ended up paying for an advanced membership! its actually quite good, they have the same views as the vdub lot on barry boys crap, so its all good. Some nice cars on there. Most people I see out and about and a lot of the petrolheads around my city are on there, so its good to know them all!

btw, didnt do the bumper today as weather was a little crappy and i couldn't be assed!

although i did move the license plate lower :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 April 2010, 11:47
there will be progress this evening! getting my boot cut and welded and smoothed :cool:

will be moving on to my front bumper today i think too. i have cut some foam pvc at work to fill the plate recess, so i will get that in there and get the fiberglass and filler and get the bad boy smooth. a quick blast with matt black and we are done.

i really am going to force myself to be bothered to do this! :D

oh and my leccy mirrors have arrived :) just need switches and a drivers front window mech and i got all i need for leccy windows/mirrors!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Wayne on 08 April 2010, 11:52
Where will you be running your front number plate
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 April 2010, 11:55
Where will you be running your front number plate

where it is currently sat, being on the splitter, below the cooler.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 April 2010, 21:28
boot lid welded and smoothed this eve. probs needs another swipe with filler to tidy up really nice, but it will do for now. pics to follow tomorrow.

also started on the front bumper.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 April 2010, 20:00
ok no pics, cause i rushed the filler work and it needs a little tidying. started on the front bumper, did a little more and gave up too. so that needs more work. i might leave it to the bodywork peeps when it gets sprayed, but i will see what they say.

here is a vid my mate made with a load of clips he took at SWDubs meet on sunday. there isnt much footage of my car as we were doing the filming lol, but when you see the ending....... enjoy :)

VID >>> SWDubs.co.uk (http://vimeo.com/10855192) <<< VID
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 12 April 2010, 21:09
I hope someone was breaking any speeding laws during that day.... :rolleyes: :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 April 2010, 22:39
I hope someone was breaking any speeding laws during that day.... :rolleyes: :grin:

didnt you notice it was an old airfield?

:D :D :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: Wayne on 12 April 2010, 23:24
I hope someone was breaking any speeding laws during that day.... :rolleyes: :grin:

didnt you notice it was an old airfield?

:D :D :D

The part at the end was not, mad posting a video these days like that.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New intercooler fitted!]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 April 2010, 08:51
piccies taken by griff:

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1841.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1842.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1843.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1849.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1856.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1860.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1869.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1872.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1873.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1879.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1883.jpg)

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 13 April 2010, 09:02
Pics look insane! I'm really liking them :afro:

Is this you looking all young and retro (With the hat)  :cool:

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/Griff_R32/South%20West%20Dubs%20Cornwall%20Meet/DPP_1849.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 April 2010, 09:19
thanks bud! and yes that is me :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 13 April 2010, 09:44
thanks bud! and yes that is me :D

Sweet now i have a face to put to the car!  :cool: haha i think i'm just talking sh!t now.. but if ever i come to the mainland i shall be looking for you  :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 April 2010, 09:54
thanks bud! and yes that is me :D

Sweet now i have a face to put to the car!  :cool: haha i think i'm just talking sh!t now.. but if ever i come to the mainland i shall be looking for you  :evil:

lol, i'll be ready! :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: christomk3gti on 13 April 2010, 14:23
Video is mad haha, pics look awsome....

BUT.... I think (my opinion) the number plate looked better in the original place. Not sure if i like it where you got it just above the splitter.

Looks good all the same :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 April 2010, 14:37
Video is mad haha, pics look awsome....

BUT.... I think (my opinion) the number plate looked better in the original place. Not sure if i like it where you got it just above the splitter.

Looks good all the same :afro:

cheers bud :afro:

front bumper is being smoothed, hence why its down there. looks best with no plate really and its easy to remove it.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 13 April 2010, 14:39
Sweet now i have a face to put to the car!  :cool: haha i think i'm just talking sh!t now.. but if ever i come to the mainland i shall be looking for you  :evil:

Mainland?  What are you, a caulkhead or something?

What's with the gay US plate on the sunvisor?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: christomk3gti on 13 April 2010, 14:45
Video is mad haha, pics look awsome....

BUT.... I think (my opinion) the number plate looked better in the original place. Not sure if i like it where you got it just above the splitter.

Looks good all the same :afro:

cheers bud :afro:

front bumper is being smoothed, hence why its down there. looks best with no plate really and its easy to remove it.

I see.....  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Adam on 13 April 2010, 14:55
That sounds awesome.

Sweet now i have a face to put to the car!  :cool: haha i think i'm just talking sh!t now.. but if ever i come to the mainland i shall be looking for you  :evil:

Mainland?  What are you, a caulkhead or something?

Jersey I think.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 April 2010, 14:57
Sweet now i have a face to put to the car!  :cool: haha i think i'm just talking sh!t now.. but if ever i come to the mainland i shall be looking for you  :evil:

Mainland?  What are you, a caulkhead or something?

What's with the gay US plate on the sunvisor?

its my home town.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Khare on 13 April 2010, 15:02
you should cut away some of the bumper to allow more air to the intercooler, better reliability, performance and it shows it off nicely  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 April 2010, 15:10
you should cut away some of the bumper to allow more air to the intercooler, better reliability, performance and it shows it off nicely  :cool:


i have cut a little out. trying to maintain its shape this time :D

the intercooler isnt very big, so not much more of it is hidden.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Khare on 13 April 2010, 15:11
ah right, my apologies then.

Looks a fine machine of beauty and power dude!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 April 2010, 15:52
ah right, my apologies then.

Looks a fine machine of beauty and power dude!

lol cheers mate :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 13 April 2010, 19:10
ah right, my apologies then.

Looks a fine machine of beauty and power dude!

;)

Rat look sleeper is not beauty.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Jay on 13 April 2010, 20:57
He's Spanish, leave him be.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 April 2010, 15:42
He's Spanish, leave him be.

:D


just spoke to the spray shop and i should be going up there saturday to start the prep work, hopefully get it sprayed very soon now!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: RJuk1982 on 14 April 2010, 23:47
Dude I haven't been on here for a while and I've just found this thread (you were in the process of changing the engine when I last read it).

Your car is absolutely ace and this thread tells a brilliant story.

Awesome!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: robz on 15 April 2010, 11:05
^^ sure does!
out of interest mate, how much are you looking at paying for a respray??
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 April 2010, 11:30
Dude I haven't been on here for a while and I've just found this thread (you were in the process of changing the engine when I last read it).

Your car is absolutely ace and this thread tells a brilliant story.

Awesome!

thanks! :afro:


^^ sure does!
out of interest mate, how much are you looking at paying for a respray??

thanks too! :afro:

its a favour for a favour (will be doing their signs). So its a win-win for us both!

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: robz on 15 April 2010, 12:44
git, lol
wouldnt mind mine having loads of paint/bodywork done on it...
will just have to do it meself and learn lol
cant wait for the pics when its done!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 15 April 2010, 17:29
It's gonna look absolutely wicked once the bodywork and paint are done. :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 April 2010, 18:34
It's gonna look absolutely wicked once the bodywork and paint are done. :afro:

cheers bud. need to grab another splitter and it needs a little bodywork, but i think they will assist with lots of it. Will find out more on saturday.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 15 April 2010, 18:59
One suggestion would try and find smoked Hellas? Just my opinion but they looks loads better.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 15 April 2010, 19:14
One suggestion would try and find smoked Hellas? Just my opinion but they looks loads better.

I think with the plans he's got smoked Hellas would probably look worse than the non-smoked.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 15 April 2010, 22:05
One suggestion would try and find smoked Hellas? Just my opinion but they looks loads better.

I think with the plans he's got smoked Hellas would probably look worse than the non-smoked.

this is true :)

indicators, rear lights, etc will all change
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 16 April 2010, 11:42
One suggestion would try and find smoked Hellas? Just my opinion but they looks loads better.

I think with the plans he's got smoked Hellas would probably look worse than the non-smoked.

What sort of plans will these be then?  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 April 2010, 12:51
One suggestion would try and find smoked Hellas? Just my opinion but they looks loads better.

I think with the plans he's got smoked Hellas would probably look worse than the non-smoked.

What sort of plans will these be then?  :smiley:

wheel color, and the indicators rear lights and the headlight mod (although i might change the entire light if my mate has still got his set...)

i dont remember telling shady though.... :D :D :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: robz on 16 April 2010, 13:40
Shady knows all, lol
he stalls people remember :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 16 April 2010, 16:13
Shady knows all, lol
he stalls people remember :D

You know it b!tch  :grin:

You have told me LL, on the phone :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 April 2010, 16:48
here's the color i want to do it in:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2674/4012018349_a4f01a2f8d.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Wayne on 16 April 2010, 17:08
Why not be brave / different and think outside the box for the colour.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 16 April 2010, 17:41
Why not be brave / different and think outside the box for the colour.

Because DPb will look amazing!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: JC on 16 April 2010, 19:12

You have told me LL, on the phone :)

he is dreaming about you again LL  :huh: I would be worried.

and why paint it ? 
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: zdebx on 16 April 2010, 19:15
That color is nice, but black is black and it will always look better than any other color ;) That's just me...

I would just respray it properly in matt black, that would look fcuking sexy  :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 16 April 2010, 19:27

You have told me LL, on the phone :)

he is dreaming about you again LL  :huh: I would be worried.

and why paint it ? 

Maybe a little bit  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: VRDan on 16 April 2010, 19:47
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/66534102_2f1ba74dcf.jpg (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/66534102_2f1ba74dcf.jpg)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3107/2882576592_9829d333e5.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3107/2882576592_9829d333e5.jpg)

Matt Nato Green?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: robz on 16 April 2010, 20:11
It's different but I think the blue would suit yours nicely mate!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Wayne on 16 April 2010, 20:30
Why not be brave / different and think outside the box for the colour.

Because DPb will look amazing!

I don't think it works on a mk3.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: robz on 16 April 2010, 20:31
Get a Photoshop done lol
the only way I can ever say for sure!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 16 April 2010, 20:57
Get a Photoshop done lol
the only way I can ever say for sure!!

It will work. Look at the MK3 in Fjord Blue, they look epic, Deep Pearl Blue is just a more defined and deeper blue.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: Jimp on 16 April 2010, 22:08
Why not be brave / different and think outside the box for the colour.

Because DPb will look amazing!

I don't think it works on a mk3.
I haven't seen it work on a mk3 yet. It just doesn't sit right. It has the problem of making you at the paint and not the car.
The mk3 came in a huge range of colours, have you looked through them all LL? Some of them are crazy sweet.
Also, if you are going to go all out with the exterior respray take a look at non-oem colours. Mazda do some very nice colours  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 April 2010, 22:56
i just love the colour and most probs will be doing it in that color. its not hard to respray it a different color later if i change my mind.

im fed up with matt and want to be able to make it shine when i can be a$$ed :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [New pics p108]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 April 2010, 17:37
im copying rhyso and doing a shameless bump to keep it on page 1 :D :D :D

......no I have a genuine update:

Spent this morning doing more bodywork, got the left side pretty much done, just getting it SPOT ON. Lots of arch work; due to them being rolled ghetto styley, they have rusted slightly, nothing major, just surface. Left side needs a little more work, but its almost done. Will be working on the right side this week and saturday. Maybe get the boot done, but will see how time goes.

Got some piccies:


WORK IN PROGRESS

CBA TO FIND USB CABLE TO TRANSFER PICS

:D


Hoping to get the majority of the bodywork done in the next few weeks and then I can move on to primer. I will spend a day stripping it down and finishing off all the little bits like door shuts and the little niggly areas and then primer. Hopefully once its primered and flatted back, it should be ready for paint. No doubt there will be a few bits i missed.

Need to source a debadged and GTI grill, bonnet and deep chin spoiler before its sprayed. I want to have it all sprayed at the same time so its all a perfect match :)

I want to get the respray done by end of May for Plymouth Volksfest, but I'm not too bothered if it doesn't. I'm aiming to get it looking sweet for Edition38.

:cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: kells on 24 April 2010, 17:47
MATT BLACK done properly FTW on this car

the r32 blue will run risk of looking chav on a mk 3
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 24 April 2010, 19:38
MATT BLACK done properly FTW on this car

the r32 blue will run risk of looking chav on a mk 3

+1 still don't think the blue would work
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 24 April 2010, 19:40
MATT BLACK done properly FTW on this car

the r32 blue will run risk of looking chav on a mk 3

+1 still don't think the blue would work

I think we should all let him do what he wants with the car considering it is HIS car. He's put a load of effort into it and being completely honest he's one of those "think outside the box" types. Christ one time he told me to paint my centres Dragon Green with polished lip on the BBS.  :grin: :grin: :grin:

Whatever he does it'll look wicked.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: christomk3gti on 25 April 2010, 01:55
Agree with shady.......... for once  :grin:  :grin:

:afro:

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 April 2010, 02:11
Agree with shady.......... for once  :grin:  :grin:

:afro:


 

+1

I cant even afford to do mine once let alone do it again if i change my mind... he says he could always change it if he wanted, if its feasable then why not.... im tempted to do mine flat when its ready and then get gloss again when funds are better.  :shocked:

 if you like it that much then do what you like, its your car... the photoshop suggestion is a good idea though as its a free way to have a preview.  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: christomk3gti on 25 April 2010, 02:18
again +1 to that.

Photo shop is always a good idea to see if it will work or not.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 25 April 2010, 11:41
anyone want to do a photoshop? :D :D

and yeah i do try to do something different, if i was going to be chav and really outside the box, it wouldnt be a vw colour!

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: kells on 25 April 2010, 17:54

I think we should all let him do what he wants with the car considering it is HIS car.

Quote




very valid pal but didnt he put up a post asking for help re the colour

sorry i should have not mentioned matt black, but i just think that would look really good

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 April 2010, 13:52
some piccies of the bodywork so far:

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6133/24042010801.jpg)

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5810/24042010803.jpg)

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/9435/24042010802.jpg)

more to come this weekend i hope!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 26 April 2010, 14:35
Leave it like that. The classic "red, white and black" theme.  :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 April 2010, 14:52
Leave it like that.

your not the first to say that :D

its got too much of a "lol" factor for me as it is now :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 26 April 2010, 14:55
 :grin: :grin: :grin:

Fair enough man, well DPB will look the shiz anyhow.  :tongue:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 26 April 2010, 15:27
Your going to get lots of problems driving around with primer showing, it will soak up moisture and give you problems with paint finish.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 April 2010, 17:23
Your going to get lots of problems driving around with primer showing, it will soak up moisture and give you problems with paint finish.
  Looks cool like that, but wayne has a point, leave it like that and get it lacquered!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 April 2010, 19:22
its all good, i sprayed it up right after like the sprayer said. so all good!

y'all dont need to worry ;) but thanks for the advice.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Bellend on 28 April 2010, 10:59
:cool:

Awesome project, come quite a way, amazing skills. R32 blue please.  :drool: Or porcelain blue.

One thing, I'm thinking of getting Borbet A's, if I got good condition 7.5"s would you be interested in swapping a couple?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 April 2010, 11:31
Your going to get lots of problems driving around with primer showing, it will soak up moisture and give you problems with paint finish.
  Looks cool like that, but wayne has a point, leave it like that and get it lacquered!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

lol, it does attract attention, too much tbh and i dont think its the right attention! although it is nice to see the faces on some people and some of things people say and the change in expression when they know its really about :D

:cool:

Awesome project, come quite a way, amazing skills. R32 blue please.  :drool: Or porcelain blue.

One thing, I'm thinking of getting Borbet A's, if I got good condition 7.5"s would you be interested in swapping a couple?

cheers bud ;) yeah cant wait for the deep blue pearl and my crazy wheel refurb :laugh:

thanks, but no thanks. i love the 9's all round. looking at spacing out the fronts a little and the rears a little more. good luck with the hunt, there is people out there trying to swap i reckon, just post up in all the vdub forums your on.

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: kirk on 28 April 2010, 11:51
WOW great car pal! love it! :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: T_J_G on 28 April 2010, 12:06
I would swap the fronts for 7.5s and tuck them nicely and leave a touch of poke on te rear. Too much tyre stickin out looks gay!

My 2p
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 April 2010, 13:05
I would swap the fronts for 7.5s and tuck them nicely and leave a touch of poke on te rear. Too much tyre stickin out looks gay!

My 2p

they need more poke! they have 0.0 degree of camber and are tucked as it is! i have rolled out the arches though....

im getting the camber readjusted soon, so will have more tuck. They spacing anyway, as they are very very close to the brakes!

the 7.5's wouldnt look right imo.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Dec on 28 April 2010, 13:10
16x9 all round ftw. Wish I had on my golf
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 April 2010, 13:11
16x9 all round ftw.

:cool:

got a "different" idea for them too. will talk to the sprayers to see if they can do it. they were testing it out last weekend :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Dec on 28 April 2010, 13:15
PM?  :kiss:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 April 2010, 13:45
PM?  :kiss:

no its a secret and i dont like you  :tongue:

:kiss:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Dec on 28 April 2010, 17:28
 :cry:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 28 April 2010, 17:31
It's gonna look sweet LL. Can't wait to see the finished product and especially how the wheels work with it.  :wink:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: robz on 28 April 2010, 18:40
lol @ dec, ya cut him deep ll :D
look forward to seeing the plans revealed!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Dec on 28 April 2010, 18:44
He did man, im having an emotional breakdown due to this at the moment!!! :cry:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 April 2010, 21:55
He did man, im having an emotional breakdown due to this at the moment!!! :cry:

they all just dont understand! its complicated!

Dec >>> :kiss:


Cheers shady, i reckon i can pull it off, especially once the stance is sorted and my new bonnet and splitter are on :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Dec on 29 April 2010, 00:23
 :kiss: I only jest :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 May 2010, 14:26
lol bodywork is still in progress..... been flat out and had no time for it. got lots of new bits, so pretty much got what i need. new bonnet, splitter, gti grill, etc.

in other news, engine is dead/dying/broke. thought it might have been headgasket, but having run a compression test, i dont think it is... im thinking it might be the bottom end, but not sure til i have a proper look next week.

it was running sweet, in the lanes having fun, then when i put my foot down, i had a sudden loss of power and the engine went lumpy and a strange knock to it... i pulled over within 10-20secs and turned it off. nothing leaking, nothing in the bay looked wrong.... was thinking maybe the flywheel bolts werent torqued as they should have been... i cant remember. or something else is loose...

bad times. hopefully its not the end of the engine! although would be a good excuse for a nice new one!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 09 May 2010, 16:41
I take it your sill not running a knock sensor.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 May 2010, 17:38
I take it your sill not running a knock sensor.

never was, never will be.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: JC on 09 May 2010, 17:39
ooops, lets hope its an easy fix :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 09 May 2010, 20:12
I take it your sill not running a knock sensor.

never was, never will be.

I was only asking as if you have say damaged a piston then a knock sensor could have helped.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 May 2010, 21:58
after looking it today, it appears to be boost problems or maybe a weak spark. thinking maybe the n75 or maybe the diverter valve.

its all mechanically sound (within reason lol), its fueling good, etc. It runs fine off boost, but when it starts to come on boost, it starts to run like a bag of sh!t. i dont think there is a leak, as we checked it all over, but didnt pressure test it.

when it hits full boost, it makes a popping sound (fuel cut??) then has a loss of power and runs really sh!t.

it idles fine and apart from the above issues, its ok.

anyone shine some light on this?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2010, 08:20
after much thought and help by others, its now been diagnosed as the coilpacks. I guess its just one, but it would explain the very very very slight misfire/stutter that happened sometimes when the engine was cold and it came on boost. i guess that was the coilpack on it way out???

So i will send a nice set of ecs tuning hitachi "e" coil packs to the states and pick them up when i go over there in july. for now i will just replace the one thats broke and hope the others last until july!

:)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Dan34 on 12 May 2010, 11:44
Coilpack failure is common as fook on 1.8T's, easy fix!  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2010, 12:01
Coilpack failure is common as fook on 1.8T's, easy fix!  :smiley:

yer, dont know why i didnt think of it! i read up on it sooooo many times :D :D :D


"oh no oh no!!! headgasket! bottom end has gone!!! ooooooooo!!!" t**t.

:D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 12 May 2010, 12:40
Have you actually done any diagnosis on this, or just arrived at a decision based on chin stroking and barstool philosophy?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 May 2010, 12:54
Have you actually done any diagnosis on this, or just arrived at a decision based on chin stroking and barstool philosophy?

yes i have.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Paul86S2 on 12 May 2010, 14:48
This seems to be a common weak spot on tuned turbo engines.

I seem to remember reading a fair few incidents of coil packs failing after ecu tuning in the tuning section.

Lets hope its that simple

Paul
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 May 2010, 15:14
twas a dead coilpack, number 2.

so fitted with a genuine vw coilpack (r spec) which i was given for free! thanks Dez!

so its all fixed and running sweet.

defo going to get on it and grab a new set of hitachi "e" coilpacks though. they should keep me going for a couple years or so.

now i just need to get my a$$ in gear and get it sprayed!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: robz on 13 May 2010, 16:01
glad ya got it sorted mate... was getting worried for ya, lol!!
:D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 13 May 2010, 16:21
glad ya got it sorted mate... was getting worried for ya, lol!!
:D

:D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 May 2010, 14:49
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6917/14052010864.jpg)

a quick pic of it outside work today.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 14 May 2010, 14:58
Whens this respray happening dude??
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 May 2010, 15:04
Whens this respray happening dude??

as soon as i get the prep work done :D

im going to the bodyshop tomorrow to hopefully finish off the car. last two weekends i havent been able to go there, first weekend - they werent there and second, i had a dead coilpack.

if all goes well tomorrow, the next time i go there i should be for a whole day stripping it down and doing the final prep work so it can go in for primer. then it will stay there until i go back and flat the primer ready for paint!

dont think it will be ready for rtts or plymouth volksfest, but hopefully not too long after that!

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 14 May 2010, 15:06
Whens this respray happening dude??

as soon as i get the prep work done :D

im going to the bodyshop tomorrow to hopefully finish off the car. last two weekends i havent been able to go there, first weekend - they werent there and second, i had a dead coilpack.

if all goes well tomorrow, the next time i go there i should be for a whole day stripping it down and doing the final prep work so it can go in for primer. then it will stay there until i go back and flat the primer ready for paint!

dont think it will be ready for rtts or plymouth volksfest, but hopefully not too long after that!



Well get on it and keep up the good work! :afro:

We will require pics of it in progress  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 May 2010, 15:11
cheers bud.

will keep the pics rolling :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 23 May 2010, 21:09
For those that dont know! Keep an eye out at RTTS and Plymouth Volksfest for these and check out the next issue of PVW and GOLF+!!!

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3760/flyer8f.jpg)

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3042/flyer8back.jpg)


As for this weekend, almost sorted the rest of the car. The roof and boot need checking over and any spots filled and smoothed, but the other two arches are done and the other side is pretty much sorted. Just the bumpers to finish off and prep the new bonnet, grill and mirrors. Hopefully get it all done over the bank holiday, except not sat/sun as its RTTS and Volksfest weekend!!! woop woop!!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: JoshGTI on 23 May 2010, 21:28
Hey just wanna say I'm reading this thread from the beginning with interest as I'm probably getting a mk3 for a first car too. Keep up the good work on yours!  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 24 May 2010, 08:04
cheers bud :) thanks for reading, im sure there is something of use in the 117 pages!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: mattneck(Beavis) on 24 May 2010, 14:01
06B-905-115E Hitachi coil packs made in China, and I've heard untopward stories relating to them and some people saying they aren't great.. - I always quote on Beru as they are OE I'll always quote on or genuine, we list Beru as a J due to supersessions and genuine as N/Q/R, B and D also available..

The part number history under Beru goes as follows..

06A 905 115
06A 905 115A
06A 905 115B
06A 905 115C
06B 905 115D
06B 905 115G
06B 905 115H
06B 905 115J
06B 905 115L
06B 905 115M
06B 905 115N
06B 905 115P
06B 905 115Q
06B 905 115R
06C 905 115C

IMO I'd go with the Beru everytime - they supply the factory more than any other manu, and we sell them all the time and haven't had a spec of trouble..!



Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: JoshGTI on 24 May 2010, 18:04
Hey, can I ask, when you did all these mods at 17, how'd it affect your insurance?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 26 May 2010, 16:37
Hey, can I ask, when you did all these mods at 17, how'd it affect your insurance?

it didnt ;)


cheers beavis! sounds good to me, i just heard great things about these new hitachi ones, but will keep oem if the latest vw have released are actually right this time! :D

the replacement i got from my friend was "r spec" but i see they have released a later one now..

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 28 May 2010, 08:43
just a mini update.

bad news, im getting pi$$ed off with my car cause its not sprayed yet, but i pi$$ed off with doing bodywork so its never going to get sprayed! :D :D :D

after the big shows this weekend, i think bank holiday monday will be a bodywork day for me! see how the weather holds up down here.

its pretty much ready though tbh, just need to flat back my new bonnet and grill and go over the roof and boot again and finish smoothing the bumpers. About a days work really. Want it fully prepped and ready for primer after this weekend, so the following weekend it can go to the spray shop and be stripped ready.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 June 2010, 08:56
OK! So i was going to get the prep work done by working on it on all day monday but after like 10-20mins i got pi$$ed off with it all and decided i hate filler, sand paper and im never doing body work again!!! :D :D :D

So on the phone it was and its now being handed over to Dom at T&D Bodyworks this week to get the prep work finished. If all goes well, I will drive it over to the spray shop on saturday and strip it down ready for primer and paint :)

Wheels will be coming off this week for a refurb too! Spenny and Dre can work there magic on them, so hopefully after these next couple weeks it should be a new car!

Apart from the above, purchases this month will include strut braces i reckon and a 4 wheel laser alignment (again and again!!!) trying to find somewhere that will actually do it right! I want my rear wheels to be straight!!!

More updates this week :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 01 June 2010, 09:06
OK! So i was going to get the prep work done by working on it on all day monday but after like 10-20mins i got pi$$ed off with it all and decided i hate filler, sand paper and im never doing body work again!!! :D :D :D

So on the phone it was and its now being handed over to Dom at T&D Bodyworks this week to get the prep work finished. If all goes well, I will drive it over to the spray shop on saturday and strip it down ready for primer and paint :)

Wheels will be coming off this week for a refurb too! Spenny and Dre can work there magic on them, so hopefully after these next couple weeks it should be a new car!

Apart from the above, purchases this month will include strut braces i reckon and a 4 wheel laser alignment (again and again!!!) trying to find somewhere that will actually do it right! I want my rear wheels to be straight!!!

More updates this week :)

It is not adjustable so maybe your beam is bent.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 June 2010, 09:34
OK! So i was going to get the prep work done by working on it on all day monday but after like 10-20mins i got pi$$ed off with it all and decided i hate filler, sand paper and im never doing body work again!!! :D :D :D

So on the phone it was and its now being handed over to Dom at T&D Bodyworks this week to get the prep work finished. If all goes well, I will drive it over to the spray shop on saturday and strip it down ready for primer and paint :)

Wheels will be coming off this week for a refurb too! Spenny and Dre can work there magic on them, so hopefully after these next couple weeks it should be a new car!

Apart from the above, purchases this month will include strut braces i reckon and a 4 wheel laser alignment (again and again!!!) trying to find somewhere that will actually do it right! I want my rear wheels to be straight!!!

More updates this week :)

It is not adjustable so maybe your beam is bent.

i know, but there is movement (very little) when you undo the bolts and so i have bolted the beam on pissed, although you wouldnt know by looking!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Danger Shepster on 02 June 2010, 23:02
That car looks totally awesome.

Do you get the matt black look by painting & not cutting & polishing?

Also, how do you get the euro look with the wheels? I assume you get a smaller width tyre so the rubber spreads out to fill the rim?

Great stuff.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 June 2010, 08:27
That car looks totally awesome.

Do you get the matt black look by painting & not cutting & polishing?

Also, how do you get the euro look with the wheels? I assume you get a smaller width tyre so the rubber spreads out to fill the rim?

Great stuff.

Cheers bud :)

just used matt black paint rattle cans, managed to get a 12pk for £12!

Wheels are 9J wide with an offset of ET15 so they stick out and i run 215's so the tyres are stretched on :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 June 2010, 11:04
So car is down at the bodyshop til tomorrow, so cant wait to get it back!

i did drop the rear tyre pressures to 26psi and upped the fronts to 34psi. Made a difference to its stability, especially when letting off. So its strut braces next to reduce the chassis flex and i reckon it should handle a lot better.

Wayne - the guy at the body shop reckoned the rear beam bolts into the same place no matter what, so there might be play when the bolts are loose, but when you tighten the bolts it goes into the same place regardless of where you moved it when the bolts were loose. I dont know if this is correct....

a friend of mine said he straighten his up by loosening the bolts and moving it that little bit and it made all the difference to how it felt to drive.... :undecided:

We'll see how it goes when the strut braces are in place.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 03 June 2010, 11:11
So car is down at the bodyshop til tomorrow, so cant wait to get it back!

i did drop the rear tyre pressures to 26psi and upped the fronts to 34psi. Made a difference to its stability, especially when letting off. So its strut braces next to reduce the chassis flex and i reckon it should handle a lot better.

Wayne - the guy at the body shop reckoned the rear beam bolts into the same place no matter what, so there might be play when the bolts are loose, but when you tighten the bolts it goes into the same place regardless of where you moved it when the bolts were loose. I dont know if this is correct....
a friend of mine said he straighten his up by loosening the bolts and moving it that little bit and it made all the difference to how it felt to drive.... :undecided:

We'll see how it goes when the strut braces are in place.

Yep spot on, your beam or stub axle might be bent.

34 is a bit high for the front tyre pressures, 32 is about as I high as I would go to be honest.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 June 2010, 12:10
So car is down at the bodyshop til tomorrow, so cant wait to get it back!

i did drop the rear tyre pressures to 26psi and upped the fronts to 34psi. Made a difference to its stability, especially when letting off. So its strut braces next to reduce the chassis flex and i reckon it should handle a lot better.

Wayne - the guy at the body shop reckoned the rear beam bolts into the same place no matter what, so there might be play when the bolts are loose, but when you tighten the bolts it goes into the same place regardless of where you moved it when the bolts were loose. I dont know if this is correct....
a friend of mine said he straighten his up by loosening the bolts and moving it that little bit and it made all the difference to how it felt to drive.... :undecided:

We'll see how it goes when the strut braces are in place.

Yep spot on, your beam or stub axle might be bent.

34 is a bit high for the front tyre pressures, 32 is about as I high as I would go to be honest.

your probs right, i suspect new stub axle's might be worth a shot, but it might be a bent beam... would need to hit it quite hard though wouldnt you? Will have to take the stub axles off and look at where they're seated, doesnt take a lot there to put the wheel out a lot.

cheers bud :)

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 03 June 2010, 12:29
Does not take much to bend a rear beam sliding into a curb hard enough will do it
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 03 June 2010, 17:47
Does not take much to bend a rear beam sliding into a curb hard enough will do it

well it wasnt me lol, but i dont know the history of the car it came off so it very well might be bent, but hey ho, its all good :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 June 2010, 14:18
Getting the car back saturday morn and going down to the sprayers with it straight from there to strip it down, finishing off any prepping and leave it there to be primered during the week.

Been busy myself getting these ready to spray myself:

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/1630/03062010981.jpg)

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2125/04062010986.jpg)

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4627/04062010987.jpg)

(http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/4621/04062010988.jpg)

Another coat of primer and then paint. Gives me something to do on my lunch break at work :)

Got a recent pic of engine bay too when i swapped the bonnet over, i needed one as i havent taken one is agggessss.

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1948/01062010980.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: robz on 04 June 2010, 21:40
nice work!
ya got standard lights back on now or just a temporary thing?!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 June 2010, 22:22
nice work!
ya got standard lights back on now or just a temporary thing?!

cheers man, hella's are going to be sprayed too, but wont be fitted until i get hids for them :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 June 2010, 22:56
Got it back from T&D Bodyworks, and Ben and Dom have done an awesome job! Top work fellas ;) if anyone needs bodywork done, please use them you wont be disappointed!

Some piccies of what it looks like now:

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3857/05062010001.jpg)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3969/05062010003x.jpg)

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7494/05062010006.jpg)

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/416/05062010011.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/9349/05062010002.jpg)

(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/4972/05062010992.jpg)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/2708/05062010999.jpg)

No time today to get it to the spray shop and strip it down, so hopefully get a chance monday evening.

Happy days! Wheels coming off tomorrow if i get time so they can refurb next week too :)

Oh and got 5mm spacers for the fronts and looking for some 15/20mm hubcentric spacers for the rears :D Needs to be wider! New coilies soon as these are seized and i want to go lower! Not sure what to get though.....

Oh and camber tool coming soon too so i can set it up myself instead of paying lots of dollar to tweak it all the time.

:)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Dmonday on 05 June 2010, 23:34
Looking forward to seeing this painted, looks sweet :afro:

Dan
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: dom on 05 June 2010, 23:49
Looking forward to seeing this painted, looks sweet :afro:

Dan

+1 really looking forward to seeing it finished  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 05 June 2010, 23:53
The camber gauge will only work as a guide really.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 June 2010, 00:59
cheers guys, its all down to monday and a phone call to the sprayers to see if i can pop over after work in the evening and get it striped down and do any final prep work before primer.

wayne - mmmm, might pop back to the tyre place and see if they can do me a deal seeing as i have had it aligned a gzillion times there! i think standard its at -0.23 (ish) but i reckon -0.8 or -1.0 would do the trick without wearing the tyres too much, just to tuck it in and match the rear.

I reckon getting the stance right will be the hardest job yet!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 06 June 2010, 09:41
cheers guys, its all down to monday and a phone call to the sprayers to see if i can pop over after work in the evening and get it striped down and do any final prep work before primer.

wayne - mmmm, might pop back to the tyre place and see if they can do me a deal seeing as i have had it aligned a gzillion times there! i think standard its at -0.23 (ish) but i reckon -0.8 or -1.0 would do the trick without wearing the tyres too much, just to tuck it in and match the rear.

I reckon getting the stance right will be the hardest job yet!

Trust me it is better than trying to sort it with a camber gauge.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 06 June 2010, 12:58
cheers guys, its all down to monday and a phone call to the sprayers to see if i can pop over after work in the evening and get it striped down and do any final prep work before primer.

wayne - mmmm, might pop back to the tyre place and see if they can do me a deal seeing as i have had it aligned a gzillion times there! i think standard its at -0.23 (ish) but i reckon -0.8 or -1.0 would do the trick without wearing the tyres too much, just to tuck it in and match the rear.

I reckon getting the stance right will be the hardest job yet!

Trust me it is better than trying to sort it with a camber gauge.

i know for a fact that my alignment needs to be SPOT ON. If is out by just a little, it makes all the difference! Guess it can be handy to have if you swap the suspension over a lot or take the car apart a lot, would mean you could get it roughly right for when you drive to the alignment place.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT Daily Hack [Bodywork in progress...]
Post by: Wayne on 06 June 2010, 16:46
cheers guys, its all down to monday and a phone call to the sprayers to see if i can pop over after work in the evening and get it striped down and do any final prep work before primer.

wayne - mmmm, might pop back to the tyre place and see if they can do me a deal seeing as i have had it aligned a gzillion times there! i think standard its at -0.23 (ish) but i reckon -0.8 or -1.0 would do the trick without wearing the tyres too much, just to tuck it in and match the rear.

I reckon getting the stance right will be the hardest job yet!

Trust me it is better than trying to sort it with a camber gauge.

i know for a fact that my alignment needs to be SPOT ON. If is out by just a little, it makes all the difference! Guess it can be handy to have if you swap the suspension over a lot or take the car apart a lot, would mean you could get it roughly right for when you drive to the alignment place.

Yes will help :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 June 2010, 08:52
Ok so borbets are off and tyres taken off ready to be refurbed. Car is pretty much ready for primer now, so trying to push the sprayers for this week, but looks like it will go there friday night, ready for saturday. So wont be painted til the following week, but hey, at least it getting there.

Gives me time to sort the borbets and other things. Got to spray my mirrors and vw badge next.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: dubsport on 08 June 2010, 16:50
looking forward to seeing it sprayed mate, are ya going to be fitting gti side skirts?  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 June 2010, 17:46
looking forward to seeing it sprayed mate, are ya going to be fitting gti side skirts?  :smiley:

im trying to source some before its sprayed, but looks like that might be happening after now :(
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Wayne on 08 June 2010, 20:50
I would not fit side skirts, they look better without.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 June 2010, 23:10
I would not fit side skirts, they look better without.

shady's looks very nice with the skirts fitted though :undecided:

i'm in two minds cause i dont want them on as i want it look as clean as possible, but i think they will tidy the car up nicely....
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Wayne on 08 June 2010, 23:44
I would not fit side skirts, they look better without.

shady's looks very nice with the skirts fitted though :undecided:

i'm in two minds cause i dont want them on as i want it look as clean as possible, but i think they will tidy the car up nicely....

Nope, cleaner and tidier without plus they are water traps, glad I removed mine.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 08 June 2010, 23:53
VRDan wants sideskirts on his VR now, as the front has the splitter, the rear has the textured trim at the bottom of the bumper, but the sides are colour-coded, in my opinion it looks better with sideskirts.

Still planning on the R32 blue?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Jimp on 09 June 2010, 01:12
ABT sideskirts ftw! Like the GTI ones only deeper and a bit cleaner.
(http://www.dubtechnik.com/BigPics/SilvABTSideSkirtsGTI3.jpg)
(http://www.dubtechnik.com/BigPics/Jimmy2.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 June 2010, 07:21
Still planning on the R32 blue?

yes i am :)


Jimp - They do look nice, might have to have a look around.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 10 June 2010, 12:22
If you want to keep it clean and tidy too i suggest colour coding.

With my VR i wanted to keep it lookin standard, but also different. This is what i did lol..

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/wherry112/25052010080.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/wherry112/25052010079.jpg)

New black side skirts will go on to match the splitters  :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 June 2010, 14:06
thanks, i am color coding stuff, but keeping it clean, so no plastic arches and being a "L" model, it has the non gti door strips.

was thinking color coded side skirts too.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: dTEA on 12 June 2010, 07:20
Nah just leave them off fella. Don't like colour coded arches or skirts...needs something to break the colour ESP on the older dubs. Just my opinion tho,, either way the car is getting there...blue for colour :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 June 2010, 12:56
Nah just leave them off fella. Don't like colour coded arches or skirts...needs something to break the colour ESP on the older dubs. Just my opinion tho,, either way the car is getting there...blue for colour :afro:

i dont like arches and the car isnt a gti so never had them. Cant fit them anyway as my arches are rolled and pulled out.



UPDATE - car is in the spray shop and i popped over today and striped it down. Just need a few finishing touches and run around the door shuts, etc with scotch. Should be able to sort it tomorrow.

got a pair of FK 15mm hubcentric spacers on the way too :evil: :cool:
......no-one likes a +ve ET anyway
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 12 June 2010, 14:11
Think it was Mikester that had no sill covers just shiney smooth paint. Looked awesome.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 June 2010, 15:04
Think it was Mikester that had no sill covers just shiney smooth paint. Looked awesome.

thats some work!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Mikester on 12 June 2010, 15:12
Think it was Mikester that had no sill covers just shiney smooth paint. Looked awesome.

thats some work!

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs280.snc1/10723_281567770483_574505483_8925625_3618083_n.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 June 2010, 15:15
R E S T E C P

must have taken AGES to get those sills right, totally worth the efforts though.

I might have a crack tomorrow if i got time. I doubt it though, i swore to never touch filler again! :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Mikester on 12 June 2010, 15:15
What you mean.

That is what the sills look like standard without the plastic.

Then was just painted.

No filler or any of that junk. Thats the standard shell.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 June 2010, 15:31
ahh mine are all lumpy and rough, standard finish i thought....

must be a poverty-spec-thang
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Wayne on 12 June 2010, 21:17
ahh mine are all lumpy and rough, standard finish i thought....

must be a poverty-spec-thang

Nope standard they are like Mikesters, mine were underneath the covers.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 June 2010, 21:30
ahh mine are all lumpy and rough, standard finish i thought....

must be a poverty-spec-thang

Nope standard they are like Mikesters, mine were underneath the covers.

well it must be standard!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Dec on 13 June 2010, 00:38
Even on my audi they aren't smooth!

Leave them off, will look much cleaner!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Mikester on 13 June 2010, 11:37
There was a lot of glue and stuff that held the rail on that it all clipped too. Takes a lot of work to get it back to the smooth metal.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 July 2010, 14:44
just called the sprayers to check and its sprayed just getting top coat and lacquer now! other parts like bumpers, grill, bonnet, etc will be sprayed monday.

wheels are at the polishers, so hopefully have it all back and together and wheels polished and sprayed by next weekend!

Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Borbets off for refurb and car ready for primer]
Post by: Dmonday on 01 July 2010, 14:51
just called the sprayers to check and its sprayed just getting top coat and lacquer now! other parts like bumpers, grill, bonnet, etc will be sprayed monday.

wheels are at the polishers, so hopefully have it all back and together and wheels polished and sprayed by next weekend!



Can't wait to see it dude! :smiley:

Dan
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 01 July 2010, 14:58
Are you able to get pics of the process? would be awesome to see the changing stages :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 July 2010, 15:03
none of the process :( got pics of when i left it, half prepped. Will get pics of it in pieces as im putting it back together, got some goodies to put on.

cheers peeps :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: archie837 on 01 July 2010, 15:38
Really looking forward to seeing this
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: robz on 01 July 2010, 15:39
Can't wait mate!!!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Dec on 01 July 2010, 16:14
God.. I'm excited, can't imagine how you must be feeling! :grin:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 01 July 2010, 17:54
ohh yeah, i cant wait! i might have the work van back tomoro, so i could pop over for a sneaky look! I really hope they have done a good job; i will literally break down in tears otherwise :D

i have thought about how it will look soo much and its takes ages, so im bored of it already :laugh:

cant wait to give it its first detail session! will be a first for me too, so will have to get myself in the detailing section.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Wayne on 01 July 2010, 23:56
ohh yeah, i cant wait! i might have the work van back tomoro, so i could pop over for a sneaky look! I really hope they have done a good job; i will literally break down in tears otherwise :D

i have thought about how it will look soo much and its takes ages, so im bored of it already :laugh:

cant wait to give it its first detail session! will be a first for me too, so will have to get myself in the detailing section.

I would give it 6 weeks for the paint to harden
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Mr Blue on 02 July 2010, 06:38
try to get some progress pics. Very interesting :smiley:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 02 July 2010, 09:24
might pop up there on the weekend and check it out, but i should be going up monday to put it back together, so will grab some piccies before i put it back together :)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Mikester on 03 July 2010, 17:44
pics?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: boneybradley on 03 July 2010, 17:46
yeah what officer mikester said

picture's picture's picture's picture's picture's
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Mikester on 03 July 2010, 17:47
Pics or it never happened. lol
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 July 2010, 11:29
Some teaser pics:

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/9674/03072010083.jpg)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/820/03072010084.jpg)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/5355/03072010085.jpg)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5563/03072010090.jpg)

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7893/03072010091.jpg)

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7241/03072010089.jpg)


They still got to do the bumpers, tailgate, grill, etc and polish it up, but its almost there!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Dec on 04 July 2010, 11:42
Ooooh that is looking sweet :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: della_mk3 on 04 July 2010, 11:51
sweet colour  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: robz on 04 July 2010, 12:46
wow thats looking smart!
gonna be a good n this!!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 July 2010, 13:18
Looks ace Alex, can't wait to see the finished thing.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: archie837 on 04 July 2010, 14:51
I'm so happy right now. Can't wait to see it full on finished
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 July 2010, 15:24
thanks for the comments peeps! Cant wait to see it back together with the borbets!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: dubsport on 04 July 2010, 18:01
 :drool: :drool: :drool:

R32 blue? Gonna look sweet as fook on thse borbets
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 July 2010, 18:44
:drool: :drool: :drool:

R32 blue? Gonna look sweet as fook on thse borbets

Yes, its an r32 color. Hopefully it will look sweet, I just can't wait to see the finished product in the flesh!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Wayne on 04 July 2010, 21:31
Not sure on the colour, also why did they mask so much, you would get a better finish if they removed the door latches etc, if ever you adjust them you will get the old colour showing through.  :smiley:

Looks loads better and I suppose thats all that matters
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: kells on 04 July 2010, 21:35
Aye the paintshop has been a bit lazy, looks different to R32 blue in them pics but im really looking forward to the final result, will be like a new car bet your buzzing  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 July 2010, 21:39
Aye the paintshop has been a bit lazy, looks different to R32 blue in them pics but im really looking forward to the final result, will be like a new car bet your buzzing  :cool:

buzzing, yep :D

pics dont really show the color off like in the flesh, but the color has come out exactly as i wanted it too, its the perfect blue i was looking for, so well chuffed!

yeah there we're lazy in that aspect, but they werent going to take out the window rubber or remove the tailgate or do under the bonnet, etc or do any of the prep work so i have got much more than what i bargained for! Its a favor job.....
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: della_mk3 on 04 July 2010, 21:41
i still like the rattle can look you went for lol
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: kells on 04 July 2010, 21:44
ahh i see, well you cant argue really mate, colour could be pics, its very hard to tell the true shade in the pics aint it.

will look tops, did they just mask round the tailgate glass and front screen then do you know? finish looks good on the panels anyhow
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 July 2010, 21:49
ahh i see, well you cant argue really mate, colour could be pics, its very hard to tell the true shade in the pics aint it.

will look tops, did they just mask round the tailgate glass and front screen then do you know? finish looks good on the panels anyhow

yeah i couldnt argue as they had done more than i expected. They masked off the windscreen. I was going to remove it as i need a new windscreen but i never got round to it lol.

the tailgate was removed is being sprayed next week, i guess they will just mask the glass off.

finish is very good and they still have to polish it up and finish it off.

its hard to tell with this sort of paint in the pics really as its changes in different lights, its hard enough with normal paints tbh!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 05 July 2010, 10:17
This is an awesome project, which is why it probably has the most views on the whole forum!  :cool:

This is why!

Started out like this:

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/971/image151ae5.jpg)

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9757/image153xh1.jpg)

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8282/image157rm7.jpg)

Then turned to this:

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3769/09092008193do2.jpg)

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/1581/15112008592zz4.jpg)
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 05 July 2010, 10:17
As we remember:

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3124/11022010524.jpg)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6479/11022010535.jpg)

As it stands now:

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/9674/03072010083.jpg)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/820/03072010084.jpg)

Top work mate.

I Look forward to your feature in PVW  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 05 July 2010, 10:20
Oh and here are some engine pics

Before:

(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2561/09092008237nv6.jpg)

After:

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9374/11022010532.jpg)

That's a lot of work!

This is a man who seriously loves his dub!  :evil:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: dom on 05 July 2010, 17:22
^^^^ What he said  :smiley:

Unbelievable amount of effort work gone into it, can't wait to see the final result  :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 July 2010, 20:02
Thanks for the pics there bud, looks like a load of different cars :D

Cheers Dom :afro:

I sooooo badly want it back now!!! Should get it back this week, just going to get the wheels sorted and fitted before I go away and then show it at the Devon Car Show the after I get back, then crack on with the other bits i want to do:

- remove tint
- fit new rear lights
- wrap VR headlight lenses.
- HID's for hella's and wrap glass lenses
- wrap headlining and pillars in material

There is a good chance the first three will be done before I away, so its ready for the show. Rear lights will be fitted when i put the car back together this week. Going to print the VR lights wrap at work and it shouldn't take long to fit. Tint should be easy enough to remove and got the gear at work to clean windows, etc.

My list of stuff which is on the cards when i can afford it/justify them. AKA the Wish list:

- Spax RSX Coilovers
- Quaife Differential Kit
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Mikester on 05 July 2010, 22:03
A lot of cost with respraying comes in removing the parts etc.

Most of the cost of my respray was labour as every window, seal part was removed. Also the interior was taken out before painting etc. Cost of paint is relativly cheap and dont take long to paint compared to days and days of prep.

All in all it looks like a pretty good job and if you are getting it for nothing or next too then cant complain!

I paid a reasonable amount for mine!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 July 2010, 22:13
A lot of cost with respraying comes in removing the parts etc.

Most of the cost of my respray was labour as every window, seal part was removed. Also the interior was taken out before painting etc. Cost of paint is relativly cheap and dont take long to paint compared to days and days of prep.

All in all it looks like a pretty good job and if you are getting it for nothing or next too then cant complain!

I paid a reasonable amount for mine!

thats it bud. i will be paying for it, just not as much as it should have cost ;)

cost of paint is normally cheap, but deep pearl metallic isnt a cheap i dont think :D i didnt know i had expensive taste tbh :D
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Mikester on 05 July 2010, 22:19
Think paint for my respray came to about £350 including primers etc.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: archie837 on 06 July 2010, 08:38
Think paint for my respray came to about £350 including primers etc.

Thats pretty good for a whole car. I had to get a 1/4 litre and some aero primer and that came in at £30  :shocked:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: funkyfive on 08 July 2010, 21:52
Looks awesome!!!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 July 2010, 16:30
I just got a text from Alex, and it doesn't sound good, but I'll wait for him to break the news.  :cry:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: JC on 09 July 2010, 16:31
erm no, cos you just posted that  :rolleyes: half a story shody
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 09 July 2010, 16:34
There's a run in the paint?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Khare on 09 July 2010, 16:34
erm no, cos you just posted that  :rolleyes: half a story shody

+1

you gotta tell us spady
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: JC on 09 July 2010, 16:35
cant help himself  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 09 July 2010, 16:36
Shady, you're a c*nt.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 09 July 2010, 16:38
Shady, you're a c*nt.

What he said! but old and saggy!
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Diamond Hell on 09 July 2010, 16:42
Hot weather?  Pinking? Bad batch of fuel?  No knock sensor? Honeycomb pistons? Jumpers for goalposts? Seat of the pants?

Is it, are they, was she, eh?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: dubsport on 09 July 2010, 17:39
What is all this seat of the pants thing?
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 July 2010, 17:46
God, it's not my place to say nowt.  :rolleyes:

Well jist is, he is extremely pissed off with the paint job, the sprayers have done a God-awful job by the sounds of it.
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: kells on 09 July 2010, 17:52
hate to say it, but you pay for what you get in regards to re paints, masking stuf up is a major no no for me for a start..

hope he sorts it ok
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 July 2010, 17:56
still at work. going to give it a light rinse in a bit while my machine is cutting (yeah thats right the car is sh!t high), then should be able to see what the finish is like and hope that its not as bad as I first thought

I think its a mix between an amateur/rushed job and me wanting show-winning paint! I did have very very high hopes and was expecting it to be superb and flawless. *Reality check needed* :D

Looks like they haven't buffed/polished it correctly in places and there are a couple bodged-looking patches.

Will re-assess in a bit after the rinse and let y'all know.

Oh and my central locking now doesn't work.
 
<--- Avatar says it all.

Shady -  :laugh: sorry bout the massive rant  :laugh:

DH - Shove your knock sensor ur a$$  :evil: :laugh: :smug:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 July 2010, 17:59
 :grin: :grin: :grin:

It's okay mate, I was supposed to ring you but I can't now, gotta get ready to go out. Shall ring tomorrow. Hope you get this sorted too. :afro:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: archie837 on 09 July 2010, 18:03
No knock sensor?

This did make me laugh so hard

Hope it's all good man. If not you can always bulk buy some rattly can black? :laugh:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: kells on 09 July 2010, 18:06
still at work. going to give it a light rinse in a bit while my machine is cutting (yeah thats right the car is sh!t high), then should be able to see what the finish is like and hope that its not as bad as I first thought

I think its a mix between an amateur/rushed job and me wanting show-winning paint! I did have very very high hopes and was expecting it to be superb and flawless. *Reality check needed* :D

Looks like they haven't buffed/polished it correctly in places and there are a couple bodged-looking patches.



good luck dude :cool:
Title: Re: LL's MK3 20VT [Resprayed LB5R + Borbet A refurb]
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 July 2010, 18:08
still at work. going to give it a light rinse in a bit while my machine is cutting (yeah thats right the car is sh!t high), then should be able to see what the finish is like and hope that its not as bad as I first thought

I think its a mix between an amateur/rushed job and me wanting show-winning paint! I did have very very high hopes and was expecting it to be superb and flawless. *Reality check needed* :D

Looks like they haven't buffed/polished it correctly in places and there are a couple bodged-looking patches.



good luck dude :cool:

cheers maaate :D wanna give m