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 Post subject: Mk3 rebuild
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:56 pm 
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Hi all I'm not much of a writer but would like to show my GTi's progression from what is was to hopefully a great car when I'm done.
So after being out of the car scene for years I decided it was time to have a play again and found this 94 model mechanically fairly sound but not without issues.
Gauges bounced , windows didn't work the body was a bit beat up and the paint was shagged.
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After fixing the electrical issues I did some panel work and a real quick paint job to have it ready for hatch attack.
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But I still wasn't happy with it . With standard springs and 20 year old shocks it handled like a boat so the rebuild began...........
New king low springs and monroe sport shocks and I replaced all the bushes for nolathane poly bushes.What a difference that made so thing are sort of snowballing now.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 rebuild
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:11 pm 
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So the engine and box came out for a full respray
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cleaned sanded and primed
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Watch this space and I'll keep you updated

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 rebuild
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So keen to see where this goes :) Should be a great build!

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:01 pm 
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Thanks Tassie
So a little more progress I got the engine bay painted and most it reassembled ready for the engine again
New poly engine mounts ,steering rack mounts and boots ..they look the biz :D
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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:52 am 
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So I made a little progress yesterday refitted the engine and box
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I have another engine that I will be getting rebuilt for turbo charging but this will do to get everything fitting in the mean time
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I bought the manifold thinking it looked like an A/C friendly one but was frustrated yesterday to find it won't fit . The flange bolts to the head fine and it has a t25 flange but when fitted up , the turbo hits the block and oil filter before the manifold goes anywhere near fitting up against the head :cry:
Not sure why maybe it is for a single cam g13 ??

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:53 am 
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single cam and twin cam manifolds are very different.
Perhaps you need to turn the housings on the turbo.
Loosen compressor housing bolts and adjust from there.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:00 pm 
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Slight update I've been busy and haven't had a great deal of time but I have got the panel work on the drivers side done and primed
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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:43 pm 
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toocruisey wrote:
So I made a little progress yesterday refitted the engine and box
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I have another engine that I will be getting rebuilt for turbo charging but this will do to get everything fitting in the mean time
A few parts I've been collecting along the way
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I bought the manifold thinking it looked like an A/C friendly one but was frustrated yesterday to find it won't fit . The flange bolts to the head fine and it has a t25 flange but when fitted up , the turbo hits the block and oil filter before the manifold goes anywhere near fitting up against the head :cry:
Not sure why maybe it is for a single cam g13 ??


The turbo sits the other way
Comp housing on the radiator side and exhaust housing on the oil filter side
It fits perfectly
I have that manifold in 2 of my gtis
Good strong manifold


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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 rebuild
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:26 pm 
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I did try that and it goes close to fitting but the waste gate actuator then hits on the bell housing.
I'll have another look tomorrow and try and get a pic .

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:44 pm 
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So I have even been bothered to do anything to the swift for a couple of months but this week I've felt inspired and made some real progress
Because everyone likes pictures.....here you go

new second hand bonnet . I was surprised that under all that orange crappy paint the bonnet was in mint condition
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All primed and masked ready for paint
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And finally some colour
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Hopefully tomorrow is another good day and I should be able to get the bumpers and side skirts painted so it can all start going back together at the weekend

Oh and one last shot for this update
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