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    Thread: VW Golf GTI 1987 restoration project

    1. Member speedbird119's Avatar
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      08-18-2011 12:59 AM #141
      Yum, excellent thread...great inspiration for my own 86 project. I have a lot of friends in Mol/Geel area, love visiting there!

      I too would love to see some of the cleaning area photos. What you are using etc.? Stellar results!

      ~M

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      08-18-2011 09:39 AM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIR67 View Post
      want moar!







      ... please.
      haha
      daily updates...

      Quote Originally Posted by Volkswageneer1990 View Post
      All I was thinking to myself is how does this guy do it?!

      No seriously, do you have your own shop where you resurect these engine pieces? Craziness!!
      Quote Originally Posted by speedbird119 View Post
      Yum, excellent thread...great inspiration for my own 86 project. I have a lot of friends in Mol/Geel area, love visiting there!

      I too would love to see some of the cleaning area photos. What you are using etc.? Stellar results!

      ~M
      I'm working in a 10meter by 5meter garage with a fair amount of tools, however by far the most important one I made myself:


      I'll put up a pic of the my workarea tomorrow

      intake=done




      cleaned up some stuff



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      08-18-2011 09:49 AM #143
      very nice!

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      08-18-2011 01:23 PM #144
      thanks!

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      08-19-2011 09:43 AM #145
      radiator is done and looking rad:




      fan done:


      small parts: done
      big rusty cover: needs sandblasting and powercoating

      my workspace:


      MAAAAADDDD

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      08-19-2011 04:02 PM #146
      nice work, great detailing
      i'm rebuilding a EV as well at the moment for my 84 GTI
      here's a photo how it's looking at the moment


      keep up the good work

      Regards

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      08-19-2011 04:26 PM #147
      I feel cleaner just looking at this thread. Thanks for the shop pics.

      ~M

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      08-20-2011 04:26 AM #148
      that's looking reall good, that EV.

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      08-22-2011 03:39 PM #150
      you don't like it?

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      08-22-2011 04:26 PM #151
      I've been following the thread (and your Youtube channel) every day for the past two months, until today I have decided to register to congratulate you, you have a lovely Golf Mk2.

      This is mine, Golf Mk2 8v '88:




      Have a nice day.

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      08-22-2011 05:27 PM #152
      youtube update in the next hour

      thanks for the support, your car looks awesome asswel! I'd like to know and see more about it, notify me when you put up a thread of your own, I'm pretty sure your car deserves that.

      some details i love on your car:
      -OEM wiperstance rearwindow
      -smoke taillights
      -OEM'niss


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      08-23-2011 09:41 AM #153
      Glad you like it Ken. Actually have 134.000 kilometers ~ 83.500 miles and has the following extras: A/C, power steering, power windows and central locking.

      I had also thought about buying the Ronal, will change the driving respect the default tire?

      Will try to open a thread, but it will be difficult because my english.

      Thank you!

      P.S: How is that you know a lot of mechanic? that's incredible

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      08-23-2011 10:25 AM #154
      Jeez I'm about to do that to my car

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      08-23-2011 11:51 AM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by pajaroveloz View Post
      Glad you like it Ken. Actually have 134.000 kilometers ~ 83.500 miles and has the following extras: A/C, power steering, power windows and central locking.

      I had also thought about buying the Ronal, will change the driving respect the default tire?

      Will try to open a thread, but it will be difficult because my english.

      Thank you!

      P.S: How is that you know a lot of mechanic? that's incredible
      Ride will be a bit harder on the ronal because of the smaller sidewall of the tyre, I didn't really notice the differance. I'd like some central locking aswell

      On my mechanical knowledge: started when I was 16 on my moped(aprilia rs50), then when I turned 18 bought a gsx750 wich I restored, then sold that for this gti. I'm going to school to become Automotive engineer.

      Anyway:
      progress today:







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      08-23-2011 12:00 PM #156
      This thread makes me wanna go and unbolt everything on my engine block and clean it

      Whats this shinny thing at the bottom left of the picture that has an electrical adapter to it btw????


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      08-23-2011 01:13 PM #157
      vacuum opperated elektrical switch, not sure what it's for.

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      08-23-2011 02:26 PM #158
      Perfect Ken. We will continue the thread day after day. Keep us updated with your AMAZING restauration.

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      08-24-2011 09:59 AM #159
      cam is a bit worn:


      little bit oxidated:


      looking much better:


      few things done, camgear oilcooler sensors normastuff...not sure i'll be using the factory oilcooler

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      08-24-2011 10:54 AM #160
      Great job. Keep it up. I'm going to clean the IAC valve, how do you recomend me to clean it?


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      08-24-2011 10:58 AM #161
      what does IAC stand for?

      not sure which part you mean

      I'm almost out of parts to clean

      I'm gathering everthing so it can go to zinc plating, sandblasting and powercoating.

      Just need to remove the front subframe of the car.
      Last edited by Ice_ken; 08-24-2011 at 11:02 AM.

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      08-24-2011 11:00 AM #162
      "Idle Air Controller"




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      08-24-2011 11:04 AM #163
      I'd use the biggest steel wire brush you can find(the bigger they are, the softer on the metal/plastic), It doesn't look corroded, not sure why you'd even want to mess with that, looks perfectly fine to me

      If you want to make it shine, then polish it up after wire brushing or paint it

      you should dissamble it completely offcourse

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      08-24-2011 11:10 AM #164
      That's an image taken from Google, that's not mine.

      I want to change it, because when braking for example in traffic lights, the car gets about 100-150 rpm, and I read that cleaning it, the idle improves.

      I will buy a steel wire brush.

      Thank you!

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      08-24-2011 11:23 AM #165
      that's the inside then that needs cleaning, try some carburator cleaner

      if that doesn't work, replacing(expensive when replaced with a brandnew part) is your only option.

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      08-24-2011 11:33 AM #166
      Perfect, thank you Ken. Do not want to mess your thread more, if I have questions I will send you a PM.

      Keep it up and thank you again.

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      08-25-2011 10:00 AM #167
      I was going to get a new one, however since it's original, don't mind the beru cap on it, it's temporary. OEM cap on it eventually.






      cleaning up the fuell lines:




      Last edited by Ice_ken; 08-25-2011 at 10:07 AM.

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      08-26-2011 10:31 AM #168
      little bit every day goes a long way
      engine at the moment:


      didn't know this was original on my gti


      distributioncover:


      few things, sump was only a year old:


      inside fresh aswell:




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      08-26-2011 02:01 PM #169
      You'll get a new car, straight out of the dealership.

      PS: We want video first start after restore.

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      08-27-2011 04:25 AM #170
      that will be a while

      I'm almost done with my engine parts

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      08-29-2011 03:48 PM #171
      well
      -the old trans is off my engine
      -the head is also off
      -so is the oilpomp, clutch, engine mounts, startermotor and that plate between the engine and trans.

      engine:
      cylinder 1: fine
      cylinder 2: bit of a score in the wall, my nail catches on it
      cylinder 3: fine
      cylinder 4: piston is a bit lighter of color(think the injector is probably f*cked), rest is fine

      head:
      fine, exept for 2 brokes studs for the exhaust, 1 of them is inside the cylinderhead.

      clutch was on the edge of being worn, so I need a new one, this one was a sachs

    32. 08-30-2011 08:57 AM #172
      The work have you been done on this car is great!

      Have you thought about putting a 4-point support in subframe... Maby help the handling!

      Great Job!

      More pics....

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      08-30-2011 11:19 AM #173
      yeah sure i've thought off that, however it will have to wait.

      pics of dirty things:

      still the first original startermotor:


      engine and stuff:


      not good:


      pistons, looking good:


      cylinderhead:

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      08-30-2011 05:44 PM #174
      enginedoctor is going to be at my place tomorrow examining my engine, taking measurements and checking whether the engineblock itself is worth saving(cracked or scarred?)

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      08-31-2011 10:29 AM #175
      great detailing
      mine 1984 EV pistons looked better when i took them from the block, i hope yours will be ok
      Proud owner of a 84 mk2 GTI

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