I just ordered the speedo cable that will connect the speed sensor to the MK2 16V gauge cluster. It is from a Golf 2 G60 (PN: 191957803E). Also, here's a great DIY on how to convert an MK1 to an MK2 cluster.
Fits perfect inside the MK1 dashboard!
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curious how come you had to order a Golf 2 G60 speedo cable, you need a speedo cable that threads on one end and clips in to the Mark II cluster on the other end, isn't that how normal Mark II speedo cables are?
keep up the amazing work
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Sorry for the confusion on the RDH/LHD issue.
I just edited my previous post (#104) about RHD/LHD to make it more clear. I thought Synapse215 was referring to the MK1 in the DIY. After re-reading the original post, I can totally see how most people would read that differently than what I originally intended to say. **insert facepalm here** LOL. I will probably post some new material in the next few days.
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UPDATE: After reading Gulfstreams' timing gear failure, I decided to stop by Bill's shop yesterday to examine my TDI Dowel Pin Kit from IE which also uses a modified OEM 1.8T timing gear.
The timing gear has the 'key' (the part that fits into the keyway) machined off and two holes drilled into the hub for the dowel pins. We discussed the idea of upgrading the timing gear to IE's billet steel gear as insurance against possible failure. Bill said he knows a machine shop that can machine the 'key' section and drill the dowel pin holes in the timing gear. He suggested that we use the modified OEM timing gear from the IE kit as a template to locate the dowel pin holes. I really doubt that my modified OEM timing gear would fail since I am building a street car. However, it makes sense to upgrade this part now while I am building the engine in case I decide to track the car in the future.
I've been resisting buying a Fluidampr pulley since it is expensive and I don't see the benefit outweighing the cost. However, I am starting to think that this might be a good idea especially with a stroked out 2.1L engine. It definately vibrates more than the stock 1.8T due to increased rod angle during the expansion stroke. Anyone have any experience with the Fluidampr?
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All I can say is fluidampr reduced clutch chatter when I installed mine.
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About the Fluidampr I strongly recommend it on a stroker engine specially if you intent to rev it above 4k on a regular basis. It miiight be down to the fluidampr that my engine made it to the workshop in one piece.
Largeport 2008cc 9,7:1CR, Catcams 3651, GTX3582R genII 0,82ar + E85 = 723bhp - N I T S -
I also wanted to mention that my engine block will probably be back from the machine shop next week. The cylinders are being bored out to 83mm and will have the IE Tall Boy main caps installed. The Tall Boy main caps were only suppose to be line honed, but they were so out of spec that they had to be line bored first. Also, the Tall Boy main caps were way too wide and were pushing the block apart. Consequently, they had to be narrowed to properly fit into the bottom of the block. That was not covered in IE's installation instructions. The last operation is to machine them down to the proper height, but they were pretty close to begin with. So, anyone contemplating an IE Crankshaft Girdle Kit with Tall Boy main caps will have to properly machine the main caps to fit the engine block as the latest batch appear to be quite out of spec.
Once the engine block is returned from the machine shop, Bill can start to assemble the bottom end and this project will start to take shape. Here's a link to Mike Pauciullo's engine block destruction thread which prompted me to go with the girdle: https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ghlight=girdle
Here's also a link to Gulfstream's timing gear failure which prompted the purchase the billet version: https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...#post104371929
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Today I was told by someone I consider to know what they are talking about that the Octavia transfer box internals can't be built into the 02C. I've also been told that it can, and like you, plan to go that route. Curious if you've already had your gearbox/ transfer case assembled or not? Any issues?
You can call Tom at APTuning if you have any further questions. He is a standup guy.Originally Posted by Tom D. APTuning
I plan to go down to Bill's shop tomorrow morning. I will post some new updates.