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sleag40

My first (and second) G40

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joaopneves

What a great ride...

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sleag40
On 14/05/2016 at 14:55, griff said:

Lovely car (& great thread)

Cheers! Glad you enjoyed reading it. :)

On 24/05/2016 at 15:47, joaopneves said:

What a great ride...

Many thanks! I'll hopefully be doing more work on this in the next year or so - the engine is due a cambelt change, charger rebuild and LSD rebuild. When it all comes out, it'll all be smartened up in the engine bay. :)

 

Not been out in this as much as I'd like - thanks to another build. Gave the new build a miss today, so I could spend a bit of time in it.

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sleag40

After 16k miles, the crappy jubilee clips I'd used on my charger to intercooler pipe finally gave up. I'd intended to change them a long time ago, but never got round to it - in all fairness, they did quite well!

 

Made a bit of room in the unit

 

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The burst jubilee clip causing 100% boost leak

 

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The cure, thanks to eBay 

 

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Normal service resumed again, thankfully! This car really is pointless without forced induction!

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sleag40

Got a ride in this yesterday, thanks to a nice dry day.

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Now it's all dirty, I've got something to do this afternoon. My Christmas break isn't what it used to be!

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sleag40

I've finally got round to ordering a cambelt and water pump for this - it's not been done since the engine was built in 2007! Hopefully I'll get it done before I lose at cambelt roulette.

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I just need it to get me to the farm where my unit is - one more roll of the dice!

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Elijah

That's a long time to go without a change.  I'm not sure I would be using it.

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Got my finger out and sorted the cam belt this afternoon.

 

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It's a hell of a lot easier to do when the engine is on a stand - the job was more of a faff than it should have been due to the toothed belt lower pulley being wider than a standard one. It's done now anyway, just needs a quick buff up and it's ready to enjoy again!

 

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joaopneves

So clean, so mint... I love to see this projects.
I wish I could have the time, space, money and knowledge (actually, the most important of them all, I believe) to do something NEAR this king of work.

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sleag40

Many thanks Joao!

 

I've just had these powdered

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Contemplating fitting them to this car, does anyone think it's a good idea? Same size and ET as the RA's.

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sleag40

Gave this a good clean and wax in preparation for Tatton Park on Sunday.

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This car hasn't made it to any shows since the Polo Social in 2015, so hopefully I can go on Sunday. Unusually, I actually quite enjoyed cleaning it!

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sleag40

2014 was the last time this car came to VWNW, the only change made in that time is the addition of a few stone chips. 

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Pictures courtesy of @m4ttyf (I didn't have my camera!)

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sleag40

I'd been losing brake juice out of the load compensator valve since just after its last MOT. It was time for a bit of fettling!

Brake fixery happened a few weeks ago - just got round to updating the thread!

The standard master cylinder always had a little too much pedal travel due to the MK2 Golf 16v discs and calipers used, so I thought this would be a good time to upgrade it.

Alloy Golf spec item installed.

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The replacement of the load compensator valve would have been a lot easier if the previous owner hadn't spaffed the whole thing with grease. It was a very messy job, and as a result of not wanting to besmirch my phone, there are no pics of the job in progress! I did take this shot of my gypsy style method of safely suspending the rear end of the car at a height that allowed the operation to take place. :)

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And this is the failed valve with 99% of the grease and shite removed so you can almost see what you're looking at.

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Once bled up with the help of my nephew's right foot, I now have a nice short pedal travel. It still needs to be stood on pretty hard to effect the rapid shedding of speed compared to a modern braking set up, this being down to the teeny tiny servo fitted to the RHD cars - there's simply no room for a bigger one without some bulkhead surgery. 😞 I might* have a go at that next time it's all in bits!

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sleag40

Strange goings on recently - the last three times I've been out in this, people have followed me, then when I've stopped, asked if I'd sell it. This hasn't happened before - did old Polos become desirable at some point?

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Most likely just coincidence I reckon, as most of the general public don't know what a mk2f is!

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Had a bit of spare time today after a job interview, so with everywhere being nice and dry, I dug this out.

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Whilst driving I couldn't help but notice a rhythmic miss fire every 10 seconds - as though the ignition switch was being flicked off then on again. A quick root around under the bonnet revealed that the plug on the knock sensor had disintegrated, effectively unplugging it. I cobbled it all back together again, and the weird miss fire was gone - I guess I'd better order one up! 

Had a good ride out in it, then put it back in the garage until next time.  🙂

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Dean
44 minutes ago, sleag40 said:

Had a bit of spare time today after a job interview, so with everywhere being nice and dry, I dug this out.

 

Whilst driving I couldn't help but notice a rhythmic miss fire every 10 seconds - as though the ignition switch was being flicked off then on again. A quick root around under the bonnet revealed that the plug on the knock sensor had disintegrated, effectively unplugging it. I cobbled it all back together again, and the weird miss fire was gone - I guess I'd better order one up! 

Had a good ride out in it, then put it back in the garage until next time.  🙂

 

Gorgeous! 🥰

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sleag40

The clutch pedal on this has been requiring more and more effort of late, and today it started to get noisy too. After changing the oil and filter, I changed the clutch cable too - no jacking or lifting required, just a little entry level contortionism and in it went. The difference is incredible - I probably should have done it last year! 

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Time to put some miles on it. 🙂
 

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schneil
2 hours ago, sleag40 said:

The clutch pedal on this has been requiring more and more effort of late, and today it started to get noisy too. After changing the oil and filter, I changed the clutch cable too - no jacking or lifting required, just a little entry level contortionism and in it went. The difference is incredible - I probably should have done it last year! 

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Time to put some miles on it. 🙂
 

My tip for changing the clutch cable is to tie washing line to the old cable's pedal end. It makes threading the new through the bulkhead so much easier.

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Jim1500

Gorgeous car! I've found big difference in quality of cables as to how clutch feels. 

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