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Re: G135EPB 8v GTI

Reply #120
Finished this off today. Made one or two mistakes but I got there in the end. Accidentally fitted the fuel guage upside down to start with. I ordered a new speedo cable and cluster bulbs as I don't really wanna be doing any of this again

Decided to chav it up and paint the needles red. I couldn't get them off so went for tornado red touch up pen 🤣

Green led cluster bulbs

You have to trim the the tabs off to get them in

The clock worked so that was a good start

Nothing tells me a job well done like left over parts 🤦‍♂️

All guages and lights work. Had to have a 2nd go at the speedo cable but seems like a success

Re: G135EPB 8v GTI

Reply #121
Nice little touch, bet it brings out the red of the dash stripe.
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Re: G135EPB 8v GTI

Reply #122
Nice little touch, bet it brings out the red of the dash stripe.
Yeah I'm surprised how well they came out but even more so that everything works 🤣

Must be due an update on red rescue?

Re: G135EPB 8v GTI

Reply #123
Unfortunately, it's probably overdue, but nothing has happened the past two weeks.
I've been at a wedding for one and tidying the workshop for the other!
This weekend should give me a bit of time though...fingers crossed!
Mk2 Driver
Mk2 Silver 8v
Corrado G60 Turbo
Mk2 Red 8v
Mk2 Grey 16v
Mk2 BBM ABF
Bora 20vt
Mk2 Green VR6
Mk2 Green ABF
Mk2 BBM 20vt
3.2 TT Roadster
Mk2 Red 16v
225 TT Coup
3.2 TT Coup
Mk4 Anniversary

Mk2 BBM R32
Mk2 Red 8v

Re: G135EPB 8v GTI

Reply #124
After my old uj boot fell to peices and with a pending stainless manifold to go on, I decided it would be good to try and protect the new one from the heat. Also I haven't yet refitted the manifold heat shield, so I ordered and fitted this.



The manifold should be going on in a few weeks but if it doesn't happen i really should have my alignment corrected so I can use it regularly.
My new "genuine" sunroof seal from heritage (£120) has a split in it which is fustrating after 2 months. I've sent them an email to see if there's anything they can do.

A few photos from dubclub









Re: G135EPB 8v GTI

Reply #125
I've been desperate to get this Miltek manifold fitted.  Today we took a step closer by getting the flange chopped off and welding a flexi, vband and lambda boss. Massive thanks to Henry who accepts Burger King and a blast in mk2 as payment 😁




Re: G135EPB 8v GTI

Reply #126
After ages talking about it, today I managed to fit my miltek manifold!
We found the easiest way was to lower the subframe. I bought some new gaskets, studs and copper nuts althought we decided not to try and remove studs as they all stayed in place.

Manifold squeezed out the gearbox end.

Downpipe came out from below and I marked the exhaust where it was to be cut down.


Cut exhaust and tacked the vband on, took abit of trial and error

Welded on

Needs a bit of tweaking as the backbox is sitting close to the heatshield above it. At least I hope thats all it is 😳
Warmed it up and did a quick video. Not as loud as I expected which was a nice suprise
https://youtu.be/m8-DNw8LZWo