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Eric

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  1. Eric

    Audi A6 Build

    Still looking awesome James. Glad you got it back?
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    Ericccccc's Oak Green

    Cheers D. Like-wise also mate. Glad to see yours getting some Sun also.
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    Ericccccc's Oak Green

    I realised the before picture of the above was half way through prep and didn't show the true state of the engine bay. So below is an example side-by-side I tackled the gear box. Originally I wanted to keep the 020 box from the mk2 but I found a huge leak in the main GB seal between the bell housing and gear housing. I wanted to replace the seal as I was adamant on keeping rod-change. But the seal replacement was a bigger job than I expect after doing some research. I had a spare 02a box from breaking the MK3 (thank god I didn't sell it) so I decided it would be best to use that. The only thing is not running a hydro set-up, you need to use a SEAT Actuator with clutch cable bracket. Years ago these were readily available from SEAT for pennies. But as these are obsolete from Seat and after much failed ebay attempts on getting a used one, I had to pay way too much for a Brand-new actuator and cable/bracket kit. It nearly made me cry hitting the pay and confirm button. But hey! at least its new I suppose. All new components for the subframe and suspension. The Subframe is the original mk2 that I cleaned and painted. It was in really good condition, so there was no need for a new one. The spots are actually water after I washed it down after I waxed it, just a little beading I promise . I decided on new wish bones as the originals weren't great. Whilst I was there i thought it was time for new Balljoints, ARB, engine mounts, drop links and a few other bits like all new bolts that aren't not pictured. I also tackled the Brake Servo as the surface rust was quiet bad. I Put 80grit down on my sander and began on the rust, so I could have it primed and painted. Then I decided to remove my plastics and I found this nightmare hiding away. Its amazing the amount crap the GTI trims hide. I've been under the car a hundred times and never spotted the sill being this bad. Unless it just rapidly deteriorated in the last 6 months. However, its quite possible it was damaged from it being jacket up on the sill, as you might noticed some areas are out of shape. Not only that there is two random screw holes in the sill which is just brilliant. The floor pan seems solid enough though. I will have to take away some of the sealer to truly inspect. So that's another spanner in works. But I am way on target for it being ready for March 2018
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    Ericccccc's Oak Green

    Okay, the bay is finally painted. I really debated about going all out and getting rid of the seam sealer but I decided against it. I wanted to keep this as factory as possible. I need to let the lacquer harden now so I can get some 2000 on it to polish. Next will be getting the subframe back in and ready for resintalling the engine Before After
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    Clutch help

    Keep an eye on ebay mate. I picked up a brand new sachs VR6 clutch for £35 as some guy just didn't want it. Also, LUK is another super brand to look out for.
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    Clutch help

    Regarding clutch after some reading, the 8v clutch would do by the looks of things
  7. Eric

    Clutch help

    Are you running standard ABF management? Any 1.8 mk1 or mk2 flywheel will do as they're all 210mm
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Hey mate, Can I ask how to tackled the Brake Servo? I've removed mine and there are some areas of rust . I'd like to flatten the rust down/back so I can paint with a smooth finish. However, I am not sure the best way of doing this? I'm worried a grinder would be too strong as the servo wall isn't exactly thick, and I'd be worried I'd make a hole with a flap disc.
  9. Eric

    Muggers mk2 jetta coupe

    I mean is it even a proper car if it doesn't cause unnecessary inconveniences
  10. Eric

    Ericccccc's Oak Green

    Thank youuu. Few more updates I need to put up as the bay is primed now. I just need to get round typing it all up.
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    Baby Got Back....

    Worst. Update. Ever
  12. Eric

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    I'm just in the process of cleaning my gearbox. Worst thing I've had to clean and degrease so far.
  13. Eric

    Bonelorry's Lemon Yellow Daily

    Car is unbelievablely clean. Also that Colinite 845 is the best wax I’ve ever used
  14. Eric

    Ericccccc's Oak Green

    Made a start on the day bay at the weekend. I had a few areas welded up after cutting back the surface rust. The battery tray specifically had a few areas of rot after remove the bracket, so that needed re-plating. Although pretty solid other than that. Worst area was the Servo mount area on the right of the bay. Don't know what was here before, possibly an alarm siren but there were holes where there shouldn't be holes. Not sure if it is noticable from the image but the whole area was warped also. I made the decision to have this cut out and plated as it wasn't needed. Under the original KR Airbox, there was a lot of scored areas from movement over the years, some areas as bad as 3/4 mm deep. After cutting back with a 80grit flap wheel I got onto restoring as best as I could. After blocking and sanding and block and sanding, I finally started to see some progress. A few imperfections to sort out...but Its getting there
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    Muggers mk2 jetta coupe

    Paul you absolutely smashed it with that stance mate. Ive been undecided in the ball joint extender option for months, but I think I’m told now. Are you still running an ARB?
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