1987 16v mk2 golf restoration

Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by Coakers, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Coakers

    Coakers Forum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    St Helens
    Yep I've opted for all 4 ports which I somewhat regret as I would of rather replicated the oem system. I also learned (just in time) that it's vital to split the system. So the FR of the MC goes to the Left Rear caliper. The FL of the MC goes to the RF caliper.
     
  2. Coakers

    Coakers Forum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    St Helens
    Brilliant thanks again mate. Just ordered from B&B components £4.99. [:D]
     
  3. Coakers

    Coakers Forum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    St Helens
    Done some more bits today. Starting with the Fuel Accumulator(s) (part no. 431133441C) their cases are in poor condition but there's nothing wrong the function of the one that came off mine at least. (Unkown about the one the came with the spare pump/casing) Even though mine is the one that looks the worst (right).

    [​IMG]

    But the knot wheel on an angle grinder and locked it in the vice.

    [​IMG]

    Also used the dremel for the hard to reach places and

    [​IMG]

    Not half bad. Had to let the cloud of iron oxide settle before I coated them with Hydrate 80.

    [​IMG]

    I very nearly bought a new one but they are around £170 for a replacement and since I have two already plus another big expenditure on the horizon It just wasn't worth it.

    I'll give them a coat of gloss black to finish the tidy up.

    Turning my attention to the exhaust manifold(s). Yeh I've got a spare one of them too. Two exhaust manifold-to-downpipe bolts have rusted so much there was nothing much left of them so I cut them off and was going to drill them out when I remembered I had a spare that I'd kept in my grandads old shed. That itself was very rusty though.

    While we are here, its about time I asked about these downpipes, they were all sold as 16v downpipes but they are all very different!
    Not looked into as to why yet, answers on a postcard?

    [​IMG]

    Yup pretty corroded inside and out.

    [​IMG]

    Out with the knotwheeel and dremel again.

    [​IMG]

    120 grit on the manifold faces got them nice and flat. I also used the dremel to get rid of the rust (sick of saying rust) in the bores of the manifold.

    [​IMG]

    The downpipe end was a different story.
    The old gasket had fused itself to the 'face' it.

    [​IMG]

    Got a finger sander, power file? a while ago which I was careful with but It still took ages.

    [​IMG]

    Mounting with new gaskets and nuts (ordered copper washers). Also mounted the downpipe. Surprising how long all this took!!

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
    holdawayt likes this.
  4. rubjonny

    rubjonny Administrator Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Likes Received:
    1,395
    Location:
    Bracknell
    the correct mk2 16v item is the one on the right with resonator box. to fit it have to either lift the car very high in the air to get it in from underneath, or remove the rack, or lower the subframe.

    the one on the left is an 8v one, you can tell as the diameter will be 2" rather than 2.25" for the 16v. Middle is a MK3 downpipe, can be used but you'll need a decat pipe to go with. handy if you want a lambda probe as the decat will come with a boss for it, some have 2!
     
  5. Coakers

    Coakers Forum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    St Helens
    Dang it, I've fitted the 8v one, didn't want to fit the most likely rusted out resonator box, does anyone do replacements 16v downpipes?. Or I might just leave as is and upgrade to quality 4-2-1 unit in the future. Thanks again though pal!:thumbup:
     
  6. rubjonny

    rubjonny Administrator Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Likes Received:
    1,395
    Location:
    Bracknell
    you'll probably be fine, just fit a reducer so you can fit the rest of the system. seen an abf on the rollers with full 8v system and it didnt really affect it
     
    Coakers likes this.
  7. cupracraig Forum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Likes Received:
    17
    nice work, keep at it dude :)
     
    Coakers likes this.
  8. Coakers

    Coakers Forum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    St Helens
    Moving back to the fuel pump. My photos are consistently poor so I apologise for that. Need to upgrade this phone! Anyway.

    These casings are problemetaic due to mainly the screws for locking ring that turn into cheese after a couple of decades and the brackets for the accumulator and fuel filter which are just generally brittle and old. As you can tell from the way the two I own have responded to disassembly. So after the miliput had cured and whem time allowed I armed myself with petrol and a nylon bush i set about cleaning everything then painting.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I built everything back up with one of my Christmas presents.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Yup, unnecessarily expensive braided fuel lines, around £100 from VW heritage. Good job they were a present from the other half. I'm far too tight to splash that kind of cash for a couple of fuel lines.

    This is how it looked before.

    [​IMG]

    Not overly fond of how one of the lines rests against the fuel pump. Just hope I've installed them in the correct configuration.

    [​IMG]

    Oh and stripped and repainted the spotlight housings.
    Here's the other side for comparison, they were in a pretty sorry state. Like everything else on this car really.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry that most of my updates are just in baby steps but I just have to do bits when time allows at the moment.
     
  9. rubjonny

    rubjonny Administrator Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Likes Received:
    1,395
    Location:
    Bracknell
    looks like the line is bent slightly too tight on the curve, though you might be able to crack off the nut on the pump and rotate the pipe slightly. even oem they're pretty tight
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019 at 9:06 AM

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice