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things are going well with the car, drives real nice and pulls nice considering what it is. It’s back in the paint shop at the moment having some snagging done. it’ll then just be driven for what i hope is many years with no issues (still waiting on the country stickers) as my camper is now off the road as the engine died! The engine will get rebuilt over the next couple months 😀
GKN propshaft service centres should be able to rebuild them, they have with my T3 syncro. i’d probably just bolt it together with my best guess and see what happens 😀
good luck with it, happy to help if you have any questions
Hello! Thank you, I am enjoying using it at the moment and should really update this thread! Will do soon!
I never found specific country repair manuals in English.. I just made it up/searched on here/asked on Facebook.
More than happy to help with any questions you have.
Small updates… chasing a couple niggly leaks.. camshaft seal was an odd one, as that was obviously all new new.. fixed now though. another was from the speedo cable seal to the box, that was fixed.
Other than that all is good! been getting some miles on it. Oh, one embarrassing thing i should point out is i drove around 70 miles not being that happy with the performance, bit gutless.. that aside i took it to a garage for an alignment and straight away he said its mis-firing. Turns out i forgot to plug one injector in!! Man now it flies!! truly a Gti Country! 😀
well, it has ventured out.. have done about 40 miles or so. Drives lovely even though i havent done the alignment yet.Driving characteristics have changed slightly with the gti ecu and 268 cam, not much happens below 2200rpm, then its pretty quick for a heavy lump. had a bit of an oil leak, turned out to be the cam oil seal. Had a spare so swapped that over, bit unusual for a new seal to leak, but it happened and it got sorted!
Took it up to Epsom Downs and took the agreed value pics for the insurance 😀
Thanks, indeed happy times! As you know, always little bits to get on with to keep me busy. Trying not to think of getting another project….. Ha!
well things have certainly moved on, all back together. and MOT passed today!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
lockdown does give you the time to do stuff…
replaced flange seals on the rear diff, fitted diff protection
engine arrived! And fitted! slight calamity in that the ecu i had was faulty and kept the injectors open, resulted in a engine so full of petrol it was coming out the inlet and exhaust!
sorted that though!
as you can see front of the car is back on. 😀
engine has been fired up and run up to temp!
new arb fitted.
next, err not sure, still lots to do!
yes im working on it… interior is 90% in, rear bumper is on as is spare carrier getting exciting..
not really 😀
cant really do much more in the interior without opening the doors fully, so needs wheeling outside on a dry day. Monday hopefully. As per the pics rear seats, carpet and heater core in. Also ran phono cables to the sub amp in the rear while i could.
Also trial fitted the Kamei hoodscoop, i like it..
Ha, yes I bet! Pics tomorrow, but so far this week I’ve fitted sound deadening everywhere, carpets and rear seats are in plus 90% of the heater core/ventilation is put in
cheers guys, i love it. just the joy of remembering where all the little bits go now 😀
its home! and now the work truly begins..
just gotta be patient putting it back together, no scratches…!