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Post by golfnut8v on Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:48 pm

wow.........



some good work going on here... Laughing

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Post by venturbo on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:59 pm

Spectacular.....................

Have you made anymore progress with the other projects?

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Post by re2 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:30 pm

it looks even better in the flesh!

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Post by Simeon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:25 am

Cheers for the comments Smile Not been on here for a while, but lifted a couple of old updates from my thread on another forum ..

Bit of an update; Having sat in the workshop for about 7months it was filthy and wanted to take it to the Elsecar Megameet on Easter Monday, so gave it a good clean over the bank holiday weekend. Makes such a difference having a clean car, so much nicer to drive I always think.

Also made up a bit of a loom for my duostyling gauges, didn't want to just chock block them in there so bought proper connectors - came out pretty well and makes it easy to remove them if I ever need to.

Got the car indoors at Elsecar which was nice, doesn't meet 'show car' quality, but it was nice to be able to show it off a bit before it gets abused as a daily driver. Speaking of which, got stuck in traffic on the way home last night and was amused to see my mfa reading 17mpg† :laugh: If you don't laugh you'd cry...

Bit of a squeeking from around the pulleys which had been annoying me, so bought some new idler pulleys to see if that sorted it. Made a slight improvement, but something is still a bit noisy which is annoying. Planning on leaving it be until it gets bad enough to properly identify what it is ... or it might just go away as these things sometimes do.

Took a few pics along the way;

How grubby it was;

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After a quick wash;

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Polished up ready for Elsecar;

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Made up the loom and fitted my gauges;

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New idler pulleys;

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Out with the old, in with the new;

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A picture of my drilled airbox, did this during build but never took a pic;

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Elsecar pics;

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Post by Simeon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:28 am

Chasing down my mate in his Westie (successfully I might add Cool )

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What the mfa will read if you have a gentle right foot :shocked:

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Post by Simeon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:30 am

Update Smile Car is running pretty well at the moment, though had to change the brakes all round as rear bearings were grumbling and I was getting some horrible vibrations through the steering wheel when braking from speed. Also gave it an oil change. Fuel economy is terrible (as expected), but it's good fun to drive and surprises quite a few cars. Had a 40mph 3rd gear rolling sprint with my mate in his Leon 20vt few weeks ago and he was very upset that I virtually left him for dead Laughing

Had a minor breakdown on Friday too, one of the boost pipes came disconnected whilst on the motorway, but managed to get it a few miles to the services and luckily there was an rac van there sorting someone else so I was able to borrow a 7mm socket and reconnect it all Smile

Oh, fitted recaro front seats too, but not got any pics.

Some new parts (ok, the front brakes are second hand, but were cheap);

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Rears;

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Big improvement Smile
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Post by jedi16v on Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:24 pm

Good to see it back on the road bud, will be good to see what it does on the rollers when its tweaked Very Happy
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Post by Simeon on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:43 pm

Started sorting my mismatched interior - managed to get hold of a Jetta recaro rear bench;

Out with the old;

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In with the new Smile

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Fronts;

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Cleaned it , though it's now filthy again Laughing

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Just need doorcards and rear electric window loom now.
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Post by wiggy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:43 pm

I've got a set off blue door cards if u want them for £25

Nice wheels though
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Post by jonsie on Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:34 pm

Wow! That is one sorted Jetta, well done man!

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Post by Simeon on Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:12 pm

wiggy wrote:I've got a set of blue door cards if u want them for £25

Nice wheels though

Thanks, but when you say blue I assume you don't mean they match my recaro interior? In which case, er, thanks but no thanks.

jonsie wrote:Wow! That is one sorted Jetta, well done man!

Cheers mate, lots still to do!
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Post by Jettameister on Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:36 pm

I like the whole car but the interior is Cool

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Post by Dirtydubber on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:33 pm

Missed you Simeon, hows it hanging bud? well I havent been on here for ages and it looks like someone has been a very busy man it looks fantastic it really does a full credit to yourself I knew this was going to be a stormer Cool Wink
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Post by Simeon on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:55 pm

Hey guys Smile been a while, but work has continued (albeit quite slowly).

Its been a bit unloved over the winter, engine bay is looking worse for wear to be honest (looking back at the time spent on it makes you realise why people trailer their show cars around!). Particularly irritating was the sticky rear calipers (couldn't use the handbrake) and squeeking front brakes. Decided to take it off the road for a couple of weeks while I did a few jobs, namely rebuilding the 'charger, fitting new intercooler and radiator, rebuilding rear calipers and replacing front brakes...

Now, the rear calipers were 'problem free' Mk4 items, but I had some Mk3 ones that were in ok condition, so stripped them down, got some new seals of Biggred, painted them up and put them on with some new pads;

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I'm running S2 twin pot (Girling G60) calipers, which when used with 280mm discs results in the pads sweeping close to the hub and creating a lip on the pads. After having a look at what others had done to solve this I ordered some *cough* vauxhall *cough* 280mm discs. These are vented differently so have a 'full face' as it were, eliminating the uneven wear. They are also 25mm thick (same as stock S2) as opposed to 22mm, but do require the centre bore opening up a little (5quid at local engineering shop). Bought some new Pagid pads too.

As usual, a quick job became anything but .. on both sides the 40mm piston was leaking fluid into the dust boot, so ordered new inner seals and pistons off biggred (good service and helpful on the phone, highly recommended). Anyway, got there in the end;

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Sooooo, onto the 'charger rebuild, lots of pics;

Stripped all the paint off;

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Some light porting;

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Bearing out and exhaust half cleaned;

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Inlet half cleaned up with bearing removed;

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Painted silver;

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Scroll bearing out and cleaned up;

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New bearings going back in (oven mit because it had just been cooking Razz )

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Seals going in;

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Shaft in;

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Going back together;

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Almost done Smile

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With 'charger rebuilt, it was time to refit with new intercooler/radiator and u-bend. I'll let the pics do the talking;

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Hello massive Wagner intercooler Very Happy

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This is how much you have to chop out of a mk2 to fit the rallye 'cooler;

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Charger and u-bend fitted;

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Nearly there;

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All in, with factory Rallye boost pipes too;

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Very Happy Very Happy

Drove it about 20 miles and it broke down Laughing Alternator had packed up so battery died. Luckily I had another alternator in the garage, so got dad to bring me a battery and soon had it back up and running Smile

340 miles into the run-in, can't wait to boot it..
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Post by Simeon on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:55 am

Almost forgot, I also sourced a genuine Jetta 16v gti back box, which I've coupled to a mid-box, front box delete and decat Smile 2.25" system now and much more plesant to drive, but it does seem to resonate a bit.. going to wrap the decat and front box straight through pipe at some point and see if that improves things.

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Post by M.A.T.S-74 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:48 pm

Great Jetta matey Cool , would love to find a Jetta GTI but any good ones now seem very rare. I'm I right in saying that all Mk2 Jetta GTI's had power steering as standard? as my other half has only driven with power steering. If so might be able to convince her to give back my Mum & Dad,s Agila tin can! Then could be a complete Jetta family as I have a Mk5 Jetta TDI Sport Smile

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Post by dik-van-dub on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:25 pm

you've been busy fella, but all looks good

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Post by conor2469 on Thu May 02, 2013 11:17 am

Was the charger rebuild straightforward?

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Mon May 06, 2013 8:14 pm

Lovin it buddy the charger rebuild looks trick keep it up makes me want a mk 2 again

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Post by lukeybabes on Fri May 24, 2013 1:02 am

Looks awesome! Well done!

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Post by Simeon on Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:51 pm

Cheers for the comments guys, I don't get on here enough!

Failed MOT today Sad but got some new wheels on, will do a proper update soon but token pic for now;

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Post by M.A.T.S-74 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:31 pm

Oh no, what did they fail it on Question††still looks the king†hope its not something too nasty. Mk 2's still rock and such a rare sight.

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Post by Simeon on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:52 pm

Failed on emissions and headlight adjustment. Advisories on knackered mid box and exhaust blowing in 3 places .. I'm thinking that's having an effect on the emissions Laughing

Car is currently up in the air with no exhuast. Re Mot is at 4pm Saturday.
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Post by Simeon on Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:50 am

conor2469 wrote:Was the charger rebuild straightforward?
It was actually quite straight forward, but I did have some help from someone that has done a bunch of them before!

A couple of updates that have been copied and pasted from another forum, apologies if they don't seem to make sense..

(Prior to MOT) Here's a couple of 'before' shots, haven't washed it for months..

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Soooo, for MOT I started with the ball joint, old vs newish (it was pretty knacked)

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Wheels on and moved outside for a bath;

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This is what happens to Tornado red if you don't look after it Surprised I've not really polished it for about 6months

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Not really got many pics, but went over it with paint cleaner, then cut back lightly, then polished with 'black hole' and (partially) sealed with jetseal 109.

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Came out ok, but the paintwork (particularly the front end) isn't that great. Needs a proper correction by someone that knows what they're doing really, or a respray (which I cant afford)..

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As mentioned eariler, failed the MOT on first attempt Sad emissions. The slightly rusty/knackered looking mid box in a previous pic is, er, knackered.. plus it was blowing in 3 places, ahem.. Soooo, hopefully sorting that lot will help me pass the emissions Smile

First things first of course, sort out the grey plastic under the grill on the bonnet :p

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Fitted;

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Pic of new polo 6n2 rear calipers. Have the whole hub assembly too, but not fitted yet as want to use up these discs. It's nice to have a handbrake again Smile

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Put the car up in the air for exhaust work;

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New mid box;

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With that done it got a clean sheet Very Happy Full ticket, no advisories. The exhaust was causing lots of probs. Much nicer to drive now actually as the reverberation seems to have reduced considerably. Think I'm going to get hold of some heat wrap though and wrap the decat and straight through pipe.

Got a few jobs still to do, bought a panel to hold gauges that I need to fit in the centre console and then I can wire in my VDO gauges.

Desperately need to sort out my radio reception. Bought a DAB headunit, but I can't get it to work. Think I may put the ariel behind the C-pillar plastics and run a wire down the length of the car to see if I can get some reception. Would like to delete the ariel on the wing too.

Anyway, lots to do, very little time Laughing usual story. It's still running spot on and that's the main thing Smile
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