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Hello from Dorset.
« on: January 10, 2015, 02:41:43 pm »
Hi everyone :)

I am a huge vw fan, I own a mk4 golf R32 and a 1987 mk2 golf.
I have done a few bits to the R32, apr stage 2 remap, forge induction and short shifter, bilstein B14 coilovers, wheels spacers, change of wheels, fresh re spray on both bumpers and a few little interior things.


But the one that gets all the attention is the mk2. It started the whole thing off around 4 years ago when I found it in a barn on my mums farm. Paid 600 for it, completely standard bar some dodgy wiring
I change the HT leads and did the usual stuff such as service and replaced general warn parts, mot'd and drove it

It was a 1.8 16V K-jet then stuck a 2.0 16v abf in and ran that for a while on k-jet.
Then the car came off the road for nearly two years.
I stripped it out and stuck a roll cage in, megasquirt'd it and I have been running that on the road for the last 6 months.
I took it off the road last Monday and I stripped the engine completely to turbo it.

That's the only photo I have on my phone of the car as it was.

Cheers
Alex

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Re: Hello from Dorset.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 10:49:55 pm »
Hey Alex. .Welcome aboard!

Nice mk4....even better mk2 tho!...go on keep it atmo!  8)

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Re: Hello from Dorset.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 02:22:35 pm »
Welcome Alex ... another NA vote  ;)
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Re: Hello from Dorset.
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 05:03:17 pm »
Thanks guys :) just stuck the 2E rods in the block with new piston rings.

Atmo??

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 08:01:55 pm »
Looking good. I guess your opening the chamber a bit in the head and running sensible boost?

I'd still run a mild head, nice road cams and enjoy a sub 180hp of atmo power if it was mine...in fact I'm doing just that on a new project.

More car pics please. . 8)

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 09:17:21 pm »
The head is being rebuilt with new seals and guides, it's had a light polish in the exhaust ports and inlet ports.
Two multi ply head gaskets and the turbo is a KKK K24 7000 from the audi S2.
The car was already running around the 170-180bhp, I am looking at around 240-250bhp and hopefully 260-270ft-lb.

I will be coming down to you for a tune when it's ready

I will try and sort a build thread on here. 

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 12:10:48 pm »
Hi Alex,

Good to see you on here....you didn't waste any time getting those rods in I dropped down to you then  :o

Cheers,

Tim

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Hello from Dorset.
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 01:15:10 pm »
Hi Alex,

Good to see you on here....you didn't waste any time getting those rods in I dropped down to you then  :o

Cheers,

Tim

Hi Tim.

No mate, I don't like hanging a job out for to long :D

How was your journey back up?

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Re: Hello from Dorset.
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 06:08:54 pm »
hi !
welcome ,& nice (very) cars  8)

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 06:12:58 pm »

hi !
welcome ,& nice (very) cars  8)

Cheers mate :D

Few of the mk2

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2015, 08:38:11 pm »
Alse tell me you had some new rod bolts ad nuts and didn't use the ones in the rods s they are single use only mate really!

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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2015, 09:41:32 pm »

Alse tell me you had some new rod bolts ad nuts and didn't use the ones in the rods s they are single use only mate really!

I used the same ones mate, be alright won't they?

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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2015, 09:48:00 pm »
One for Jason.......but I know it's always recommended to change them!

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2015, 10:31:08 pm »
It's recommended but has been proved to be fine, I know of two people that have had no issues with reusing on there turbo set ups.

Granted I should have changed them for peace of mind but it's to late now :( the head is on and cams in.

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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2015, 10:34:38 pm »
You're a braver man than me mate..... :o

 

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