My buddy went out to school in Colorado and gave me his car before he left since my brother totaled my old mk3
This is gonna be a long ongoing one. Im trying to correct any DTL's and get the car back to functional before i start getting into serious mods.
Its a 97 GLX with 180,000 on the clock.
Updated Edit: ENGINE TEAR DOWN BEGINS ON PAGE 11. Prior to that I was just getting it reliable for daily driving at the time and doing little things here and there.
The new plan is going 2.9l some mild head work to flow more air, dRC 268 Cams, United Motorsports chip, HD valve springs, Titanium Retainers, Lightweight Lifters, and many more.
This is what it looked like when i picked it up.
The mk4 wheels look like sh!t but i was willing to deal with them for the time being until i found the belts were out on the tires cause it never got an alignment after the fk streetlines were put in....
so I picked up these with good tires for $105 and flipped the old ones for $50... Bugatti's and good tires for $55 ain't too shabby..
I very soon realized the problems with the car as expected with a free car but who could complain
The car was screaming and realized it was a combination of things
1) the power steering pump was screaming. Took it off and found the PO broke the screw that held the bracket and fitting in place and apoxied the fitting into the pump.. The apoxy cracked and the pump was aerating, screaming, and spitting fluid out the resovior and all over my engine bay.
2) The secondary air pump was making that horrible noise so i just pulled the plug for now...
Also my battery is draining constantly and found out the aux water pump is running constantly so most likely ill be pulling the plug on that also for now.
other than that just clean up for now
And here's some shots of my old one back when I first had gotten my license 7 years ago.
Don't mind the monster truck wheel multi lugs