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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Dirtydubber on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:15 pm

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Dirtydubber wrote:well done chap i love the older motor feel imo you really cant beat it, does your have P,S? Also there is a smell to an old mk2 thats you just dont get in other cars Suspect Laughing

Glad you have noticed the smell, thought I had another sense or something Very Happy

Its an addiction i cant drive a car without it! no no really i can! perhapes i need help?....... Yep i do Laughing
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jonsie on Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:45 pm

Great job Jedi16v.
I was wondering what it was you used to bring the black trim panels up so well man, they look great. WOuld love to do that to mine hey.
Good luck with the rest of the project

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:16 pm

A bit of an update on how its been since being back on the road the list of niggles isn't too long
mostly related to cooling and exhaust problems and some general nut and bolt tweaking
Two hoses blew in the first week which got me panicking but when i looked at the state of the hoses it was easy to see why, thankfully my mate came up trumps with the samco hoses off his golf which solved things for a while, then i found the oil cooler was bleeding oil into the coolant system causing a nice milkshake effect in the expansion tank and the water pump has just started leaking as well so thats next on the list
heres a picture of the bay with all the hoses fitted
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The expansion return has now been changed for something more substantial turned out i was using vacum tubing that couldn't handle coolant temperatures and kept splitting every other week hence the dull colour in the picture
The drivers side rear caliper had started dragging since getting some roadkill when i jacked her up and had a look it was quite clear why
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when i tried moving the cable once it was off the car it was pracically rusted solid so that got replaced with a new one, still got the passenger side to do so that eveything brake wise is working evenly
This was the state of the exhaust when i got home recently
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I'm currently using the front and middle boxes from my old scorpion system into the back box that came with the car, i did get hold of a standard backbox but weirdly the pipe into it was a much larger bore than the scorpion system so it wouldn't clamp up properly and the one in the picture doesn't fit a great deal better(Really need that backbox popeye Lol) managed to get it hanging somewhere near right, then the flexi join on the 4 branch started leaking, sorted that out.Then what i didn't know was the mount i fitted when i changed the crossmember despite only doing a few thousand miles was a cheap tat mount that combined with badly worn rear ones is causing loads of engine movement which snapped the 4 branch in two on the journey home from work and probably explains why the exhaust keeps trying to dismantle itself, i've found some uprated rear mounts just trying to find a decent priced solid front mount but hey life would be no fun if it worked perfectly day in day out although it would be alot cheaper
Recent aqquisitions have included poly bushes for the antiroll bar links and the wishbones with more coming soon hopefully, lower strut brace fitted and i'm currently colour coding my chinese style handles
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Next time there will be more pictures and less babble
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:30 pm

Wicked buddy looking forward to seeing red rum in the new season keep toying with the idea of chinese handles they tidy up the car no end

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more tweaks

Post by jedi16v on Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:53 pm

whilst the car was off the road for a couple of days following a pothole incident thought it was time to fit my new wish bone bushes
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old one weren't that bad not!
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how these got missed on the MOT i don't know made them easy to remove though
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started fitting them and then thought the wishbones should be spruced up
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nice dose of primer
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Followed by the topcoat
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made a hell of a difference car feels much tighter now, also fitted an upper strut brace as well a solid front engine mount who cares about ride comfort lol!
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Simeon on Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:26 pm

Nice turn around on this mate, looks good Smile
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:43 pm

Cheers bud its getting there slowly Very Happy
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Dirtydubber on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:12 am

Great! ive missed your ride dude, and you of course!
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More Pics

Post by jedi16v on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:31 pm

A few more pics of recent events, gave the engine bay a wash down at the weekend it hadn't been cleaned since the car has been on the road
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a liitle shot of the strut brace excuse the shaky i phone pic
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heres the engine mount I fitted nothing like as harsh as a lot people say and transforms the way the car handles and accelarates
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some new exhaust rubbers from flo flex
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I've started to become addicted to led bulb's, sidelights on mine and number plate on sarah's they are white just look blue in the picture
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also changed the sidelights and interior and door puddle ones on hers but no pics at the mo
Another shaky phone pic after being washed
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and a gratuitous wheel shot cos i was bored at work
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more to come.........
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jonsie on Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:44 pm

Looks great dude, engine bay came up a treat. Everyone loves gratuitous wheel photos Wink

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Robbie1885! on Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:12 pm

the jetta is looking genuinely top notch. that engine bay looks fantastic!
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:16 pm

Cheers bud shes getting there very slowly, not good times at the moment badly fitted clutch by previous owner has lunched the input shaft and the bearing and seal in the gearbox pale
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by 07jettamk5 on Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:02 am

Sad Sad news. Hope she gets fixed up soon. Wink
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:36 am

Hopefully this weekend, heres the list so far secondhand box, 3 cv joints, clutch, uprated gearbox mount, bronze linkage bushes, uprated linkages and a lightened flywheel to top it off
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:31 am

Heres a few pics to go with the recent events, had started getting her cleaned up for spring festival
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Popped down to the post office on the saturday before to collect a parcel, on the way back I started to get bad clutch slip and by the time i got home (10min journey by the way) i had nearly no bite on the clutch, took a peek under neath to find gearbox oil dripping from the flywheel cover on the bell housing Crying or Very sad
So the fun commenced on wednesday evening
strut braces have certainly stiffened the car up and I did put axle stands underneath after i took this picture
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this was the sight that greeted me once the box was off
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excuse the blurry pics
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I thought the diff had let go at first and punched a hole in the casing turned out the clutch had been fitted out of line which over time had bent the input shaft and killed its bearing and seal at the same time and turned the friction disc on the clutch to goo
Took this as an oppurtunity to get the fly wheel lightened by the guys next to where i work
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cleaned up the brackets and fitted some bronze linkage bushes
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3 New CV Joints
Drivers Side inner done the outer when I did the wish bone bushes
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Passenger drive shaft gave it a clean and a lick of paint as well
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New bolt for gear linkage only a couple of quid from vw and worth doing while its apart
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fitted a new relay arm and a TSR linkage kit
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and an uprated mount for the gearbox as well
So two and half weeks later its nearly back on the road just waiting on a coulpe of bolts from vw and a few adjustments to make namely the linkage and i'll be able to see if it drives

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:56 pm

Picture of my helper as well hes not very good at making cups of tea or passing spanners yet but theres potential
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by 07jettamk5 on Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:57 am

Nice helper there! And he fits in the trunk well too!!.lol Laughing
Nice work!
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Mon May 09, 2011 12:39 pm

07jettamk5 wrote:Nice helper there! And he fits in the trunk well too!!.lol Laughing
Nice work!
Cheers Bud

Little update i'd been having a few coolant issues since the car had been on the road, I had changed the coolant and fitted a new cap and tank before it was mot'd, after clearing a few sludge build ups everthing seemed ok but over the last couple of months i'd noticed the level needed toppping up every week, turned out to be a duff cap from ecp not venting which was causing the tank to overflow Evil or Very Mad so replaced this with a new tank and bought a new cap and a bottle of G12+ from the dealers and all seems good
Nasty old tank
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Nice new one can actually see where my level is now without having to take the cap off which is a big bonus Very Happy
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and a pic of how she looks at the moment
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Dowzr on Tue May 10, 2011 11:18 pm

hey, new guy here. i have atornado red jetta, doesnt look nearly as good as yours...yet. need some body work done and the plastics too. what wheels are they on it, lovin' them! lookin sweet mate!

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Dowzr on Tue May 10, 2011 11:18 pm

also, do the mark3 handles fit straight in?

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Wed May 11, 2011 8:12 am

Dowzr wrote:hey, new guy here. i have atornado red jetta, doesnt look nearly as good as yours...yet. need some body work done and the plastics too. what wheels are they on it, lovin' them! lookin sweet mate!
Thanks bud the pics are little bit deceiving but shes getting there, the wheels are oz superleggera's the handles are the chinese style very similar to mk3 ones they take a bit of patience to get working right
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Simeon on Wed May 11, 2011 9:57 am

Looking good mate, you're doing a v nice job of this. Where abouts did you get the bronze bushes by the way? \/

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Wed May 11, 2011 10:53 am

From a guy on clubgti under the entreprenurs section 20 inc p+p for the two in the picture and the two for the relay arm makes a massive difference, i'd replace the bolt that goes through the bracket above as well as that can cause play even with new bushes
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Dirtydubber on Sun May 15, 2011 9:35 am

jedi16v wrote:From a guy on clubgti under the entreprenurs section 20 inc p+p for the two in the picture and the two for the relay arm makes a massive difference, i'd replace the bolt that goes through the bracket above as well as that can cause play even with new bushes

Very sound advise plus the bolts only 3ish from the stealers. Looking great mate well done by the way.
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Robbie1885! on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:40 pm

hey hey, i noticed that you have a rather gucci gear linkage going in! do you know where i could hook myself up with a full replacement set like that? tis only cause i have wacked a cheap set from ebay onto mine. its alright and its a whole lot bettewr then it was but there is still abit of play in it.
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