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  1. cupracraig

    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    its ok, spoke to an engineering friend and it can be welded and some additional support added to it no problem, better get it out the car then
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    mmm we love a bodge mind. this is just a good excuse to get a new used box blasted and painted up nicely..
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    i know! i couldn't even see it on google! its a g60 front one, its the correct part number. i have a feeling that the gearbox might have had a hairline fracture in it and its just been exposed by a non standard bolt, perhaps over tightened...and then driving on it
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    New bearing arrived for the alternator and i have replaced that, just waiting on some fresh screws to secure the housing together as the old ones had soft ends. New Aux belt pulley arrived and put on the car so that should not make noise like it used to. Refurbished metal coolant pipe added back onto the car with new silicon o-ring New upper (head) coolant outlet added with new seal Then i saw this: looks like the gearbox is 100% coming out .. time to replace and get one painted up
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    well i want some work done like getting the engine bay painted up and looking fresh, so it might be a good time to change engine. might still be a 1.8t but i'd like to have the engine and box out to get fully stripped, dipped, painted and built back up again
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    loving this! sooo much hard work gone into that and all that paint! the engine looks class too, love la the black paint work
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    standard crackle black, might get it powdercoated at some point but it'll look nice for now. yeah man that'll be good. theres usually a meet in north Bristol (cribbs causeway area) once a month.. summer is good for it as a fair few come!
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Another busy weekend pushing on with the car. Finished cleaning up the cam cover, masked up ready to paint Idle pulley bearing was rough so took that apart, cleaned up all the aluminium, chemically treated it and then cleaned again and clear coated it... i also did this with the bracket on the front of the engine for the alternator Took the bearing out thinking i could just replace it... looks like its easier to just replace the assembaly Stripped the alternator to check the bearings as it sounded a bit gritty.. Outer shaft bearing in the casing is all good... inner is gritty..Part number for it in pic. ordered a new bearing and will replace that. did loads more cleaning up of the alternator casing, i will clear coat this when done. and put some of it back in to get an idea of how its looking.
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    Golf mk2 R36

    damn! maybe i'll send my car to you when i change the engine next!
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Saturday afternoon got busy! Intercooler out (need to make up some good brackets for that again as i didn't like how it was sat at an angle before) cooling system out - getting completely replaced Alternator and bracket - out to be refurbished. This is the offending pipe! The near side of the engine has a coolant housing that the temp sensor goes into, so i whipped that off while i clean up the engine of all the muck and grease, as it came of, the rubber o'ring came away in 2 pieces..so that's likely where the little dribble of coolant has come from and possibly not the pipe in the pictures above, but that needs replacing anyway. Going to fit a catch can so whipped out all the oil breather pipes, the one that goes into the block obviously split as it came out..just brittle. so ordered a new part there, that will go into a silicon pipe to a catch can and then one from the cam cover to the catch can...then delete the PCV (puck) valve. then took out the alternator and the bracket behind it that supports the power steering pump. I'll sand them back and clear coat them... not sure how to restore the alternator yet though but just want that back to OEM looking and clear coated. loads of cleaning to do! should be a good week for progress
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    god damn hard line for the coolant that runs along the side and front of the engine has a slight leak, seems to be slowly wheeping so that'll need replacing... but thats a fairly ballache job as all the inlet Plenum has to come off etc to get good access. still... get it replaced with a new part and thats one less potential failure point... last thing i want is to drop a load of boiling coolant during a long trip
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Well, figured i had better pull my finger out or i'm not going to be driving it this year. so i thought the MOT tester was full of poo when he said there was an oil leak... he might have been right... cam cover gasket was a bit brittle when i removed it, so cleaned it up and inspected the cams which looked good. Just prepping the cover for some black paint.
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    Mk3 Caddy Van

    Yeah that looks good n tidy. I had to put some grip strips in the back of the wifes van as the hooches kept slipping about after wet walks
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    Golf mk2 R36

    love it! incredible work!
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    thanks dude it'll get more OEM looking as time passes