AndyF

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 37 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: Hydraulic clutch info #23197
    AndyF
    Participant

    Cheers Chris, yep that’s the one!

    in reply to: Got there, doing it again! Golf country rebuild. #23190
    AndyF
    Participant

    You don’t f*ck about! Looks awesome!the danger now is you won’t want to drive it! Seriously proper job though. Nice one.

    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #23171
    AndyF
    Participant

    Hi Syncro people! Car update: all going smoothly – apart from the clutch! The cable is a bit sticky, sometimes pedal stays down which can be a bit sketchy! Anyway… I have been collecting parts to do a hydraulic clutch conversion. Does anybody have any advice with this… has anybody done this conversion?

    I have collected the following:

    Corrado brake reservoir, Rallye slave cylinder & clutch master cylinder, associates pipe work.
    EPYTEC Bolt on bracket to accommodate clutch slave cylinder onto existing pedal box. (Anyone used one of these?)

    I am hoping that is everything I need and that it will be relatively straight forward. Am I delusional?

    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #22977
    AndyF
    Participant
    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #22974
    AndyF
    Participant

    You were right… & i got away with it this time….

    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #22969
    AndyF
    Participant

    I was feeling brave and drove car to work today. Clunks got progressively worse over the 20 mile journey. Managed to get to work, and dropped car at garage opposite. Paul the mechanic stuck it on the ramps and we noticed that the entire subframe was loose. All the bolts needed a good tighten. Did this then went for a test drive… this fell off when I was driving down the road today, I hered it ping as I booted it so stopped and had a look! Prop-shaft bolt obviously… managed to limp back to garage, and got them all tightened back up again! Got away with that today! I feel like I have dodged a bullet. Drove home like a dream…😎

    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #22966
    AndyF
    Participant

    Cheers dude. its holding out so far… still not daily runner worthy… but that is the aim once i have solved all the knocks and clunks! (If i ever will)

    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #22958
    AndyF
    Participant

    Cheers Lloydy. Fortunately was heat shield rattling. Have temporarily removed it. Exhaust is starting to blow a little now as I thought it would… so basically needs a big wad of dollar spent on a custom exhaust. Unless anybody has a solution for a right hand drive? (I have a Rallye manifold, but i fear even this is useless, as it is angled towards the steering rack)

    in reply to: Got there, doing it again! Golf country rebuild. #22956
    AndyF
    Participant

    Almost makes me want to cry 😢

    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #22933
    AndyF
    Participant

    MOT ✅

    No advisories… which was surprising, but awsome! Drove a few short journey, thee is some rotational grinding that sounds like it is coming from the prop shaft, hoping it’s just the heat shielding that protects from the exhaust but will have to investigate.

    in reply to: SYNCRO side door trim badges #22856
    AndyF
    Participant

    Cheers Chris, i was after the ones tat clip into the door bumper strips – like these gti ones. To be honest i have never seen any about!

    in reply to: My Syncro GT #22848
    AndyF
    Participant

    Looks Awesome. I look forward to seeing this evolve. Is that digifant the stock engine for a Syncro GT? or retro fitted?

    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #22836
    AndyF
    Participant

    Hi Chris, I’m running an ASU Rallye box (I think) which is cable linkage, but with the manual clutch actuator fitted. The cable linkage is form a golf Corrado (I think) is there an optimum combination to get the best gear change? And does this tool still help?

    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #22832
    AndyF
    Participant

    Hooray She moves! Totally over the moon that it turned out to be something minor…. and not a drive train issue! Turns out the front G60 callipers were seized solid. We managed to free them up enough to test everything as Chris suggested, however they quickly seized up again once we drove round the yard a few times. Topran do replacements for about £40/side unless anybody has any other ideas to go on the front?

    Now that everything syncro related works, i can concentrate on the niggly jobs like trying to adjust the gear linkage to reduce the throw on the gear change. any suggestions/advice with this? is there a short change type mod that anybody is aware of or is it just a case of ‘tinkering’ with the mechanism?

    Also now everything works in principle, i can do a proper service on the engine. Definitely big progress! I love the fact wit these digifant engines cars you can chuck some fuel in, new plugs and leads and they start on the button after 10 years of being sat there.

    in reply to: Golf MK2 8v gti Syncro #22829
    AndyF
    Participant

    Thanks for this Chris, I’ll have a go at all of these things this evening. Its great having folk like you with all the knowledge! I sometimes wonder what we would do without you! Very much appreciated indeed. I’ll let you know how I get on!

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 37 total)

V2 of the vwsyncro.co.uk forums

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close

Site and hosting by Plus8.net