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    Smile 1988 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 GTi 16V 3dr Hatchback

    Hello evryone i have recently purchased my second mk2, And this one is fast!!!

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    Manual, 60,000 miles, Engine is 2.0 16v gti out of a corrado which has had a profesional conversion. New clutch and gearbox. Power steering,electric windows,central locking,full leather interior,full s/s exhaust system with remus backbox,lowered 40mm,16inch sort after borbet alloys,de-badged grill crystal headlights. This car is very quick!! All three previous owners vw enthusiast. Regulary serviced. No smoke or leaks.












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    Cool!

    Like the fact its a bit tatty! Noone would guess its got a 2.0 16v in it.
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    liking that, looks 'ard and has the speed to back it up
    i'd get a new rain tray for the scuttle .. otherwise it might develop a mysterious leak

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    i take it the 66k mileage refers to engine, not chassis?

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    yep thats correct the engine has done 60k the shell has done 133k, But still Goes... any parts up for sale for this?????

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    Any ideas on what i can do with this car????
    thanks

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    Get some bigger front brakes? If you havent already.
    KR head and cams?
    Tidy it up a bit?
    Space the wheels out a bit?

    Possibilities are endless mate.
    1987 Mk2 Golf GTI 8v and 2004 Skoda Octavia VRS, boosted, fettled and stealth!

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    i was thinking of turbo.. it will be dead fast then.. the brakes are on the way... n what could i use to polish the body panels up back to red?? any idea
    thanks

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    If it's pretty much pink, go over it ONCE (and I mean once!) with mhyrr (sp?), bought my car up a treat... but only repeat it about once a year, else you'd end up with bare metal
    In-between times, I just use meguiars gold class after a good wash about once every two weeks to keep him in condition


    (errrr Dubmuffin wrote this btw, I was referring to my Red GTi 16v, forgot I wasn't signed in on my account )

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    Daily - Golf mk6 GT with 19s for the summer, and shed load of options. wifes car - Rare Seat Exeo ST Sport 170 Tech
    Weekend - was MK2 20vt monster, Now T4 camper 2.5 tdi for the family.

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    well its not pink but the wings and doors have faded a bit, i thought T-Cut would do the job??

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDUB06
    well its not pink but the wings and doors have faded a bit, i thought T-Cut would do the job??
    Hhmmmm t-cut is a bit fierce imo... only should be used as a last resort, and if they've not got to the faded to pink stage like my dad's old MK2 had, then mhyrr should bring them up fine without burning the paint to bits
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    just cause i drive an mr2
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    No use G3 Rubbing Compound.

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    I need help now im trying to take the standard air filter of and replace it with a BMC induction kit. how do i do that?? there are hoses on the air filter itself..

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    AFAIK you won't be able to fit a bmc induction kit on a 16v...maybe someone else will correct me?
    1990 tornado red mk2 GTI 20vT.

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    Sweet - looks angry

    16 V's 4ever

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    Just drill out the box (wing side) and put a decent panel filter in

    16 V's 4ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDUB06
    I need help now im trying to take the standard air filter of and replace it with a BMC induction kit. how do i do that?? there are hoses on the air filter itself..

    ????
    no can do!
    you can replace the element, get a k&N or similar panel filter, drill a load of holes on the WING side of the air box, remove the covers on the hole on the wing side of the box to. The only other change you can make and i dont know if there are any gains to be made but later 90spec 16v had a larger airbox and wider piping leading to the throttle body.

    someone might want to correct me but years ago i did see large deeper panel filters that clip to the bottom of a standard air box top ... silly money if i remember rightly.

    Certianly a BMC wont fit your set up as you are using K-JET.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VDUB06
    yep thats correct the engine has done 60k the shell has done 133k, But still Goes... any parts up for sale for this?????
    ah.....see, you can't really claim its a 60k car then, as its not

    i think a bi of tlc on the paintwork is the first job IMO (g3 is way to go from what i hear, as mentioned already), altho i suspect some of the pics here make it look worse than it is.

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    I gave the car a nice wash and polish up and it came up like this










    Came up pretty nicley after 2 and a half hours of cleaning.. this is what i want the car to look like in a couple of months


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    will look cool if you make those changes as shown in photoshop picture. just need to get that bumper re.sprayed...can i ask why the bonnet is black? i think it would be better red....if you fancy leaving the black bumper on, considered doing the roof black as well..that would look bette??

    wheels in p'shop...can't beat them!

    oh yeah you can't fit an induction kit...u will have to get a decent panel filter...i recommend powertec or pipercross....

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    http://www.eurotek-online.com/conten...12&model_id=23

    Eurotek do a STROEVE Air Filter for the 16v, check the link above it's specifically for your air box, don’t know if it’s any good, and I think you need air in your front off side tyre, looks a bit flat but maybe the angle it’s parked at?


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    Pete - My old company used to supply these.
    My company - Tuningwerkes - has the rights to these kits.

    Just thought I'd correct you

    We are working on many new items, lines and a new website, so stay 'tuned' -

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    errrmm... Get it back to its original state!!!!


    8v GTI, 113BHP & 116lbs/ft @wheels

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    I think its wicked that when you cleaned your car all the dirt came away to reveal an eyebrow spoiler above the grille.... Must have been really dirty !

    Dan


    "Im Dan...... And im a Dubaholic!!!"
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    That could be brilliant, without the eyebrow and with a black roof.

    Haha. Nice though overall mate.
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