I'm back after a few years out of the scene with another MK2

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  1. Gazzmondo

    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    So I've been out of the VW scene for about 6 years, but I've bought a MK2 8v with ABF engine conversion.
    Needs work as expected. Didn't pay a fortune for it, so it's expected. I'll gradually start posting my niggly issues on here as I did with my old 16v previously.
    Bought this one only a few miles from the place I bought my last one (Stourbridge).
    Then had it transported up to sunny Gateshead.
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    Jobs I know I need to do:
    Swap the exhaust (it's too loud) for a Trackslag one.
    Change the heater matrix and flaps.
    Front seat runner clips are broken.
    Change the sunroof seal.
    Change the clutch.
    Change the suspension. It's got coilovers on.
    Change the gear knob.
    Change the plugs.
    Change the HT leads.
    Oil filter & Oil.
    Fuel filter.
    Replace the headliner as it's sagging.
    Get myself some B-Star 16" RS's and new tyres.
    Sort out the paintwork.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    Stickers removed from the sides and gave it a wash. Car needs a full paint but that's a job for next year. Also removed the armour door plates and fitted new door handles. Replace the boot lock next as I haven't got a key for it.

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    Jubilee clip that was holding the back box on, now replaced with a power flex rubber.

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    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    Replaced silver and black gearknob with something a bit more period.

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    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    Bought myself a cover to keep the dust off.

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    Welcome!
     
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    The powerflex exhaust rubbers have a tendency to melt and stretch. Probably better to get a reinforced one from C&R with the internal metal chain.
     
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    As G60 says above, my poweflex mount started to melt, not fit for purpose in my experience. I always used the C &R ones with the built in chain, the best ones to use especially if you have a performance exhaust either stainless or mild steel as they are usually heavier than standard.
     
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    Pleased to see you found another one ! It looks well. Looking forward to following and seeing all you do to it. Got your old valver back on the road. No advisories so still feeling benefit of all the mechanical work that you did
     
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    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    Great to hear from you mate.
    Pleased my old car is still going strong.
    I hope you manage to get out and about on those B roads this summer, if we ever get one.
    What you done to it since you bought it from me?
     
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    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    You got a link for one?
     
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    Sunroof seal changed.
    Anyone know how to raise the back of the sunroof as it's sitting a bit low.?I know there's adjustment screws at the front but couldn't see any for the back.


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    Usually if the back isn't high enough it's because the panel isn't moving far enough forward. As soon as the front stops the back lifts as the runners slide forward along the small metal tracks? that you pop in and feel springy. Getting the roof to sit right after it's been out is a proper pain in the arse and largely trial and error in my experience.

    Try taking the handle off and refitting it to allow another bit of cranking round to close the roof a smidge further, as a starting point.
     
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    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    Thanks. I'll give that a go next.
     
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    My settings are 1mm down front and 1mm up @ the rear ,hope that helps,cheers .
     
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    Where is the height adjustment screw for the rear?
    I only saw the ones at the front.
     
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    Sacked off the Powerflex exhaust rubber in favour of one from C&R with the internal chain as suggested.
    Must say, it's much better.

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