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Post by mrbeige on Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:11 am

So would I Laughing

It's becoming more likely the more I look at it, I think. Ideally I'd like a 24v with less miles than the current engine, but it seems that these 24v seem to be a little more robust than the 12v. Kev mentioned that Vince @ Stealth hasn't yet had to rebuild one (apart from for oversized pistons etc)!

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Post by kevhaywire on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:34 am

I will double check what my engine came with Stu and let you know.

Yeah fewer miles would be nice Very Happy I've seen a couple of engines on Ebay for around £900, not sure what mileage they are on though. I'd go down to £500 if either of you seriously wanted it. I'm keen to see if a 24V can be done for around a grand too Very Happy

As I say, it was gonna be a turbo engine for me so some of the ancills I didn't need and a quick rehone and rering would have been on the cards, just to bed it in with boost from day one. Should seal better than way.

It certainly doesn't need a rebuild but I would have done the rehone regardless out of my own fussiness rather than necessity Very Happy

Don't feel obliged though mate. If you find a better, younger one, that's perfectly fine by me..... Very Happy


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Post by kevhaywire on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:36 am

Oh and the clutch and flywheel will come from Tubbs mate as you will be reusing the 02A box I assume?

Manifolds I am certain can be had for peanuts.... in fact I'm pretty sure Herisites has a pair going spare as he went with the Dubpower 6 branch....

Lambdas aren't expensive, I'll ask Vince if he's got any lying around....

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Post by mrbeige on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:55 am

I'm definitely definitely interested Smile

I need a new clutch and flywheel anyway, so I'd get new ones of those for sure.

I'll ping Heron-sights a PM on CF and ask if he still has his. Are they the same between the R32 and 2.8 then? I thought the R32's ports were larger? Or is that just on the inlet side?

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Post by ctwg60 on Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:20 pm

I'd be over for this engine quick as a flash if I had £500 spare at the moment but i don't! Neutral

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Post by kevhaywire on Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:29 am

Yeah, we're all feeling the pinch at the moment Neutral

Stu, yeah the R32 ports are indeed bigger, but that doesn't matter if you're putting a bigger port manifold onto a small port head. It's the other way round that causes problems Very Happy

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Post by mrbeige on Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:25 am

Coolus poopus!

Had the go ahead from the Boss!! Whoooot Very Happy

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Post by ctwg60 on Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:41 am

Woo Hooo! Very Happy

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Post by mrbeige on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:13 am

Well, after careful consideration, I've decided to stick with the 12v lump. I need to prove my skills with some more complex maintenance before jumping into engine conversions.

That's my final decision...which given my car fiddling history, is definitely the right move.

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Post by dirtytorque on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:01 am

mrbeige wrote:Well, after careful consideration, I've decided to stick with the 12v lump. I need to prove my skills with some more complex maintenance before jumping into engine conversions.

That's my final decision...which given my car fiddling history, is definitely the right move.

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Sounds sensible.

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Post by mrbeige on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:52 am

dirtytorque wrote:
mrbeige wrote:Well, after careful consideration, I've decided to stick with the 12v lump. I need to prove my skills with some more complex maintenance before jumping into engine conversions.

That's my final decision...which given my car fiddling history, is definitely the right move.

Lol.Cool.
Sounds sensible.
I thought so....it was a my mate Rob who persuaded me that it was the best course of action, and to be fiar to him, he is usually right Laughing
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Love the avtar.have you seen that family guy episode when stuey gets drunk?
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I have...tis brilliant Laughing

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Post by mrbeige on Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:02 am

I never thought I'd be happy about fitting new number plates....

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Made a huge difference. Pleasing in an unusual way! Laughing

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Post by mrbeige on Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:28 pm

Had a mental ABS pump for a while. Quick VAGcom said faulty N/S front sensor. Replaced in a mere 20minutes and is all good.

MOT end of this month, so I might get round to fitting the replacement Airbag at some point. Only had it for about 3 months Embarassed

Still yet to do the chains. Hopefully get that done end of August.....maybe (famous last words). She's done 136k now, so probably should get it done.

Paint is starting to look tired too. Rust is getting worse.

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Post by mrbeige on Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:14 am

Ok, so ABS pump going nuts again, so I guess a wiring issue instead of a faulty sensor.....nuts! Similar to the other side I guess. The wires going into the connector looked a bit suspect when I changed the sensor to be fair.

Need to get that sorted before the MOT of course. I wonder if VW to replacement plugs and pins, rather than the complete loom??

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Post by mrbeige on Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:47 pm

Fixed the ABS a second time...well, actually fixed it this time. Turns out the sensor was fine. The wires going into the plug were still attached, however the copper strands in the cable were broken and the insulation was just holding it all together. I had some new junior-timer pins left over from when I did the lambda wiring and some of the correct little rubber bungs. Hey presto all fixed.

Replaced the Airbag tonight too. Didn't solve the faulty ignitor problem, so I suspect that it might be another wiring problem. I'll pull the steering wheel cowling off at some point and see what's what.

Oh, and it's MOT time tomorrow. Hopefully it should be all OK.

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Post by mrbeige on Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:12 am

Went through with flying colours. No advisories either. I asked if there was anything that I should keep an eye on, and he said only the tyres, which will probably need doing before the end of the year, and that the N/S drop link has a small amount of play in it.

Pleased anyway! Very Happy

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Post by dirtytorque on Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:14 am

good stuff.
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Post by mrbeige on Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:21 am

Nope, chains next!

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Post by mrbeige on Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:26 pm

The engine hoist has arrived Very Happy

So have some BBS RXs. Unfortunately, they aren't mine Laughing

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Post by jmc on Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:45 am

Congrats on doing the ABS sensor in 20mins. Tried getting under mine to do it yesterday - joy. Looks like I'm going to have to get mine to the garage to get it changed. Hate not having the right tools just can't get enough room under mine to do it Crying or Very sad
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Post by mrbeige on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:22 am

Just get a pair of grips on the end of the old one, the twist, and at the same time get a large flat blade screwdriver between the hub carrier and the part of the sensor where the hex bolt goes through. Might take a bit of persuasion, as the one on the O/S front of the Golf. Just rotate the sensor back and forwards, and lever it out with the screwdriver. Oh and apply plenty of Plus-gas or indeed WD40. You don't need any specialist tools really. Smile

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Post by jmc on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:45 am

Cheers mate - was more getting under my car that's the issue where I am. Annoyingly my trolley jack isn't low profile, so I can't get far enough under to then use axle stands. Might have to resort to jacking it up and putting large thick planks of wood under there instead, as there are plenty of those laying round here. Atleast then I can get it up and the wheel off.
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Post by mrbeige on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:49 am

Ah right. I have the same problem. I drive up onto a block of wood, that's about 2-3 inches thick, on the side that I'm working on, just so I can squeeze the trolley jack under the rear subframe mounting. It's a bit of a faff, but doable. I also don't have the luxury of a flat drive. slightly sloping and gravel aren't the easiest to work on Sad

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Post by dirtytorque on Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:30 pm

use a big hammer
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Post by jmc on Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:02 am

Yep, that makes sense mate. Will give it a go later (not the hammer, although that may happen too Laughing ).
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