1987 16v mk2 golf resto - paint is on!

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  1. Coakers

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    Thanks again guys, i can see the finishing line now. Its going to be an emotional moment the first time that engine starts.

    Glass fitters are arriving this afternoon. Finally got to see her in paint in person today. Safe to say they have nailed it. Going up tomorrow morning to help the guys with reassembly. Going to look loads better just with the refurbished RA's on too. Cant wait. ??

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  2. Chemilove89 New Member

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    Oh yeah I’m in love with car already, and it’s not even done.
     
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  3. Coakers

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    And she's home, dropped off at 21.30 last night. Helped the guys fit the window regs and sunroof, missing a few bits from the sunroof but I can finally work on it now. Its only now shes back I'm reminded how much their is to do and how little time I've really got!

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    And if you needed reminding what she looked like before..

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    Same car, same location, but a bit of difference ..
     
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    Stunning work mate, looks mint and gorgeous colour.
     
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  5. Coakers

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    Since the cars return I've done next to nothing, swapped over the bonnet seal and a few other bits but thats all. Time being the primary factor as per usual.

    I have also been building a new shed in the back yard as I have gathered a multitude of different tools and parts since starting this build there is no room for anything anymore plus my missus keeps shit machines (rabbits.. Not mk1 allegros) too so there is a lot of stuff knocking around.

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    I've just spent a couple of hundred quid on the last remaining parts that i need to properly put everything together on this car though. My missus is buying me 2.25'' trackslag exhaust system for my birthday :-) and that will be the last piece of the puzzle.

    I'll start updating this regularly every sunday unless something significant happens like the first engine start.

    Oh yes I filmed a very basic and poor (why i never shared it at the time!) walk around video of my car when it was in the storage unit in the depths of winter at around 23:30 at night. I do look back on them times of working on the car there with rose tinted glasses I must say. But its good to see a video format from what it looked like then to how it does now.

     
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    We all know now who's the happiest boy in England...
     
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  7. Coakers

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    Ok not a lot done, sorting out the garage and moving stuff into the shed, baby duties and other boring life stuff taking up time.

    When I did get started on it I ran into two issues that ate up half a day. One: with the inner tailgate seal fitted the tailgate lock wouldn't engage, I've tried raising and lowering the the tailgate but to no avail. So I'll have to see whats happening with the lock.

    Next, the damn UJ boot. I tried to install one with the engine out but I was sold a LH boot. Now I bought a RH aftermarket one VW Heritage, I loosened the bolts on the rack so the UJ could engage with the rack spline.

    But could I get that boot over the cup, personally I dont think any amount persuasion will get it over.

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    After asking Rubjohnny he had a look and saw that early and later racks didnt have the cups, instead I needed a rubber seal instead of the cup.

    Part no. 171419329A - £12.94 from VW

    Honestly I still have yet to find an example of how early manual racks (pre-87) are different so if anyone knows anything give us a shout.

    Also fitted the main fuel pump assembly, I need to drop the tank a bit to fit the lift pump and lines.

    I've also found that off cuts of Ranger Rover Evoque door seals make great door protectors.

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  8. rubjonny

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    ok so I've had another look into it for you, looks like the seal isnt enough you also need the early type pot:
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    I've had a good look but it doesn't look like the original size pot is available to buy. Isd it possible to look up the part number of the boot VW heritage sold you? the only one I can find on the side is 192419523E. If that's the one you were sold then they're selling the wrong part! 192419523 then 192419523A is for the original boot with the small diameter opening. It was replaced by 192419523D then E, which are larger diameter and work with the later racks, and as per ElsaWIN above if you bought from VW they would have to be supplied with the pot if ordered for an early car.

    If Heritage boots are indeed smaller diameter then they have been based from the wrong part while being re-manufactured, I'd say you have a pretty strong case to return for a refund. Or at least they need to be told so they can update the website and hopefully get the correct part re-manufactured instead.

    either that or you need to try and get hold of an early rack or pot for use with the early type boot...
     
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  9. waj27 Forum Member

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    WOW that colour looks awesome!! got to be happy with that
     
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  10. Coakers

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    Cant thank you enough Rubjohnny, i scanned the part in and out before 'installing' it but there was no part number on it! A quick look on my order history from Heritage sees that it was indeed the same part listed [​IMG]

    I'll phone them tomorrow to get the ball rolling and then see if I can find anyone selling a genuine used boot. This just goes to show that aftermarket parts are still a bit of minefield. Do VW still sell boots I wonder or are they NLA?
     
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    unfortunately they are NLA from VW, non on ebay at the moment but try Brendon Moss on Facebook he will probably have a load of them
     
  12. Coakers

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    Aye thats my next best option, anyway at least we know what the issue is and I can chalk it off until the next one crops up :lol:
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    Its my last shift tonight for the week but hopefully I'll get quite a bit done tomorrow, going to concentrate on getting the kjet parts re-installed and sorting out the loom as no doubt its a bit of a rats nest. I really want to hear that engine fire [:D]
     
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    What we are looking at is an intake (LH side) valve of my ABF engine. I was installing the intake manifold when I poked my camera down to see what was what, and... Shit. This is the only bad valve out of all 8 intake. Just unsure where to go from here. TIA

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    There apears to be a crack on the very bottom of the valve which is bothering me more than anything.
     
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  14. rubjonny

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    think its best to have the head off for a proper look, might be nothing but a bit of surface rust or it might be something more serious.

    its not scary really, at the end of the day to remove a cylinder head all you do is undo 10 bolts gradually in reverse sequence then off it comes
     
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  15. Coakers

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    Yeh after speaking to a few people on FB they have reiterated what you've said John. I threw a hissy fit at first glance but have since been reassured. Instead of pulling the head I'm going to use an endoscopic camera to have a poke around. Quite cheap off amazon.

    I made a quick video too inspecting the intake.


    Thought about making more of a stab detailing the build via video diary too but I dont think I could dedicate the extra time it takes to film/edit etc.
     
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    it does appear to look cracked from the video.. i mean, for peace of mind i'd have the head off, get it inspected skimmed and get a new head gasket on it.
     
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