Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby eddypeck » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:39 pm

Getting close to 3 months of ownership now so thought I'd do a quick summary of what I've done so far:

Removed 'bling':
- Hella spotlight cover stickers
- Fake towing strap
Replaced Wolfsburg accessories for stock:
- door pins,
- window winders
- mirror adjusters
Replaced Trimpsorts VWMS gear knob with proper GTI golf ball
Replaced Wolfsburg rear emblem with genuine VW badge (painted satin black)
Replaced ash tray due to large stick on phone magnet
Cleaned and fitted OE steering wheel - see later item *
Swapped fixed grad handles with fold up ones
Fitted smoked interior delay light
Fitted missing handbrake cover
Replaced switch blank with old LED hole for good one
Plugged 8x bolt holes in floor from PO's aftermarket seats
Rebuilt bodged up seat controls for forward/back motion
Fitted retro Alpine head unit with mutli-changer
Added FM aerial booster (with little effect)
Removed unnecessary wiring and old sub controller from PO's old I.C.E set up
Reconditioned heater box with new foam and new Matrix
Cleaned and refurbished full heating pipework, new foam joints and seals on blower vent flaps
Replaced matrix hoses and removed bypass valve
New water pump
Thermostat and housing
Side coolant flange
New expansion bottle and late type cap
Fresh pre-mixed G12 coolant
New Starter motor
Fitted Mk3 battery cables
Reversed the lay-flat wiper mod to put rear wiper back in correct place
* Swapped OE steering wheel with my old VWMS Italvolanti, using new large spline Momo boss and ATWIE adapter ring
Fixed horn by doing the above as the PO's boss was rubbish
Fixed front washer jets

Jobs for Christmas break:
New tyres have been ordered online 195/40 17s are a non-stock item, will have these fitted and balanced when the arrive
Will continue to investigate central locking issue on tailgate
Maybe some cleaning and general tinkering

[Edit:] I couldn't have planned that better for this post to appear on a new page :thumbs:
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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby Rich » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:03 pm

Wheels instead of tyres.
That was a two in one job and now you're in too much cash.
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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby eddypeck » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:37 pm

It's Friday, it's sunny, it's lunchtime and today I'm in the mk2 not on the bike so thought I'd pop down the road to the local scrap yard - like the good old days.

They don't tend to have much that is that old anymore, or if they get in a 'classic' they leave it out front to sell as a project car - I guess they know the value now. Still a few Mk3s though.

I already have a weighted shift rod so no use for those and it seems everyone knows the usefulness of a 99 relay so those are always gone first. However I spotted a MK3.5 (a Mk3 Cabby in a Mk4 frock) obviously the vultures weren't away of the similarity so the fusebox hadn't been raided yet - managed to bag myself a 99 relay at last. Funny to think how many I'd lifted and passed on over the years to eventually find myself needing one again.

Also grabbed the springs off the seat mech as some of mine were missing.

While I was at it I also picked up a temp sensor, along with the plug and a length of wire as I was reading elsewhere the mk3 sensor can be used as a single unit to replace the separate gauge and ecu sensors on the mk2 - thought it might be handy to have.

Not a great deal more to report at the moment. Looking forward to better weather.
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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby Damien.wrl » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:48 pm

Yay!!! Lunchtime updates returning
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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby Monkey » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 am

That reminds me, I must get a 99 relay myself!
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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby eddypeck » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:10 pm

Quick fix today.

After overhauling the coolant system I knew everything was fine but the temp gauge has continued to read low.

So if fitted a mk3 4 pin temp sender and patched in the plug. At a later date if I need to I can patch I the other 2 wires for the ECU but with no current issues I decided not to do that now.


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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby bacardincoke » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:05 am

Lots of useful fixes, keep them coming.

Would never be out of a scrappy if I was lucky enough to have one near by, very jealous.

Used to be quite a large one close to where I lived before, maybe 25 years ago, it's long gone with 100's of houses in its place. Must be the same elsewhere, you just don't seem to see them anymore.
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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby eddypeck » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:57 am

Monkey wrote:That reminds me, I must get a 99 relay myself!


Unfortunately the 99 relay I picked up was toast, so still on the to find/do list.


Meanwhile another little job ticked off...

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Also took a look at the sticky throttle, the rubber bung which sly suggested may had been the issue looked good.

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But then I noticed the alignment was a bit off for the lever arm, it looked to be too close to the heater splash guard and the cable was coming out at an angled, preventing a clean return. A quick bend and adjust and the cable lines up with the opening ... I’ll pop out later for a test drive, hopefully that’s sorted it.

I wanted to give it a clean today but the weather has other ideas.
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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby eddypeck » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 pm

Yep. Sticky throttle now sorted :thumbs:
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Re: Eddypecks forth installment - Lucy

Postby big F » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:39 am

Might be changing my job soon and theres a scrap metal yard at the end of the road. They deal with cars and builders scrap mostly.

Worked near there before and that yard has no idea of classics. In the past (3 years ago) they crushed a 5 door cl that was better nick than mine, it was in there because it wouldn't start. The excuse, its not a GTI so not worth anything.............

I did offer a few hundred but the preferred to cube it they cubed a bay bus also that was far from a basket case.

Some where i have a box of 99 relays, i went through a “stage” of going to the scrappies every weekend and made a point of pulling 99 relays.
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