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    1. I'm not that mechanically inclined to do it...

      I'm not that mechanically inclined to do it myself. But I did ask them recently to give me their best bottom price on the engine change. The person I talked with has to talk with the owner. Hopefully...
    2. I was thinking if I really do want to put a new...

      I was thinking if I really do want to put a new motor in, it should have some oomph. Like a VR-6, or a 1.8T, or something with more than the original 100 ponies it came with. You guys are right on...
    3. Bearings gone. Need a new engine. Do I rebuild or install a fresh 2.0 Liter engine?

      My 1.8L 8-valve GTi just turned 244,000 miles. And the oil alert light/buzzer came on and did not stop buzzing. Had my local VW shop look at it and they say the bearings are pretty much shot. Won't...
    4. The engine the shop is proposing is brand new....

      The engine the shop is proposing is brand new. Was close-out inventory the shop owner bought a while back. So maybe I can negotiate a better price since it's been sitting for a while. But it...
    5. The general cost breakdown is about $1500 for the...

      The general cost breakdown is about $1500 for the new engine and about $1000 to 1500 for install, depending on if a new clutch is needed or other miscellaneous worn parts.
    6. I Need new Engine. Do I go with rebuilding mine or a get new 2.0L ?

      My 1.8L 8-valve GTi just turned 244,000 miles. And the oil alert light/buzzer came on and did not stop buzzing. Had my local VW shop look at it and they say the bearings are pretty much shot. Won't...
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      Yes I puff a little smoke but only when it's the...

      Yes I puff a little smoke but only when it's the first cold start of the day. Course I also drive at a mile high plus altitude. So you could say my car is naturally high! :laugh:
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      Eureka! Thanks for the edit help. And congrats on...

      Eureka! Thanks for the edit help. And congrats on 700k. That's almost 30 trips around the equator of the earth!
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      I forgot to mention that 'img code' is on, but my...

      I forgot to mention that 'img code' is on, but my general list says you "may not post attachments". What now?
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      I have a Flikr account but each time I posted the...

      I have a Flikr account but each time I posted the link, it was a question mark. Now I cannot find the link on here for editing my post. Sheesh. I need some help.
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      It's the 8-valve 1.8L. And I'm still trying to...

      It's the 8-valve 1.8L. And I'm still trying to figure out how to post a picture.
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      238,504 miles and still going

      Just thought I'd post a pic of my current mileage for my '87 GTi. I could have had more miles by now, but for a period of 14 years I worked nearby and my daily roundtrip was only 5 miles. So if I had...
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      Ok, silly question. Why would changing to 21"...

      Ok, silly question. Why would changing to 21" wheels and tires make for a loss in MPG?
    14. Good suggestions. I'm pretty sure we changed all...

      Good suggestions. I'm pretty sure we changed all those parts too. But I will check the ticket and pop the hood.
    15. Car starts fine when cold, but cranks and cranks when warm...

      I have an 87 GTi 8-valve. When the car is cold, even first thing in the morning during summer when it's 70 or warmer, the car will start after one or two cranks. But later on when I drive the car,...
    16. I too have heard over the years about shocks with...

      I too have heard over the years about shocks with various lifespans. Usually they would be lasting as long as mine if not longer. But their time has come. So now the search begins for new ones....
    17. New Shocks or Keep What I Have on my 1987 GTi

      I have an '87 GTi that I updated back in 1996. With 122,000 miles on the car I updated with the Neuspeed Sport Shock and Spring kit. It has the higher progression springs and the shocks are Sport...
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      My 87 GTi (8-valve) has always needed 91 octane....

      My 87 GTi (8-valve) has always needed 91 octane. I tried one time, early on when the engine had less than 100,000 miles, to use 87 octane. It didn't sound different but definitely had less power. And...
    19. Re: hit a curb and need alignment .. but tie rods are loose...should I replac ... (under the radar)

      That's what I thought. I do plan on keeping the car, so I look at it as an investment. Any idea what kind of price range that would fall in?
    20. hit a curb and need alignment .. but tie rods are loose...should I replace tie rods first

      My GTi has 228.000 miles and the original tie rods, bushings, etc. I recently hit a concrete parking curb hard enough on the edge to blow one tire (rear) and the front bounced off it. Now i have a...
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