I don't post much these days, but I thought I'd post up some updates on the GTI.
Over the Summer I was offered a full 1.8T w/ 5-speed transmission from a 2001 Jetta for a price that I couldn't refuse so... the 16v has been ditched in favour of the 1.8T. The swap and engine maintenance was completed in 3 days, and I drove the car as an N/A 1.8 for a bit until I could get it into the shop for piping
Motor being situated:
After a rather long wait, I got the car back from the shop with shiny stainless piping and a FMIC. Intercooler is located behind the grille, for added stealthiness.
The plan is to do the same conservative build as I did on my previous MkIV GTI. A K04-001 with all the usual bolt ons etc... Not looking for crazy power, just a reliable FWD go-kart.
Next on the agenda:
- Swap the new transmission in
- New wheels
- Paint the new-to-me faded passenger side door
- Start adding more power / More engine bay cleanup.
Last photo of my car from this Summer:
See y'all next season
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The new wheels are nothing exciting, just something my man had kicking around from one of his previous cars. The advantage is I'll be able to run a 195/50/15. No more tire spinning lol. I'll keep the Zenders for "pretty car days"
yeah 3 day 1.8t swaps piece of cake your crazy. love the car cant wait for the new wheels
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We had the 16v out on Friday, the bay was cleaned the new motor was mocked in on Saturday and by Sunday it was wired up and running. It fired up first crank... that was such a great moment!
Aside from SPEC sending me a clutch disc that was too large and they won't do anything about it, so now I have a stage 2 SPEC pressure plate and a new OEM 16v disc. Ah well, transmission will be swapped anyways...
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For what I paid, I can't complain too much... the clutch has been ok thus far lol
and yeah I would like to put in an LSD in the future! I had a nice K04 build I did on my former MkIV and I'm hoping to do the same in this car, I want reliable, modest power lol. an LSD would definitely help in the MkII though ... :p