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Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #15
It worked fine but it was covered in oil and the green end cap had a hole in it, thankfully no muck had got in.  A full set of seals and gaskets have been fitted.  Also allowed me to check out the bearings which all appeared good.


Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #16
Worked but a bit sloppy and covered in rust.  A new rod was needed as the rust pitted surface would chew at the new bushes.  Plated, painted and a full set of new bushes and other plastic moving parts.  Now it is nice and precise.




Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #17
Great attention to detail. You are giving @Damien.wrl a run for his money in the perfection stakes!!  :))  :))
1988 8v GTI, 3 door in black.  It's a bit like me, doesn't look too bad from a distance but up close.......:D


Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #19
I had a ticking noise for years, thought it was a tappet.  Turned out to be two slightly blowing exhaust manifold gaskets.

A skim, new studs and gaskets should sort it:


 


Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #21
"I had a ticking noise" made me smile.
I used to have a whining sound but can't hear it when I drive solo.....
Sorry poor humour I know!
1991 Tornado Red BB 8v GTI Moredoor
2008 Skoda Octy Scout aka dirty diesel

Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #22
I Love Gordon the Golf! :) what a beaut.


Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #24
Have you been speaking to my missus  :))  ::)

Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #25
Have you been speaking to my missus  :))  ::)
What? Really???
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Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #26
Last job in 2020, it worked, one inner track rod joint was a bit sloppy lots of rust and the grease was grim.  All sorted ready to go back on.

Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #27
Bags and boxes of bits are slowly becoming sub-assemblies again:


Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #28
A car that has been used as a daily for almost 90K miles over 30 years cannot be truly restored.  You can remove the rust but not replace the metal that rust has taken away.  The only way is to buy new or better.

I'm pleased with these tidied up 30 year old calipers though  :)



I don't often take before pictures but found this


Re: Gordon the Golf (8v GTi 1989)

Reply #29
I love this stage in a build, great work!
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