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clrrk

Stupidly Impractical Winter Car... MK2 Golf GL

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when i did the last mk2 i came across a few spots where it was letting in water as i already said about the tail light foams and the seal around the boot lock door membranes are a biggy , it's amazing how much water gets through there, sunroof drains and around the bottom of the front screen steering wheel looks well who would have thought that would fit

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Thats the thing Jim' date=' I had the carpet up for a few days when it was raining and there was no sign of new water. Only thing I can think of is that the inside has got soaked in the past when the sunroof seal was dodgy.[/quote'] Yep someone raped the sunroof of it's workings and just "taped" it back in, car was swimming when i lifted it in Carrick

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Another small update. Yesterday I ran the DA over the car and removed all the pink paint. I also done the rear wiper mod and replaced all the wipers with flat blades so I could actually see in the rain 

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Don't suppose any of you past owners know the right paint code for this? the sticker in the boot has perished and the service book is no longer with the car.

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Went to pick my tools up from Tom Kennedys house last night and on my way back to my car noticed it was sitting weird. This was the culript

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Didn't feel it going at all. Seems the tyre was ran flat at some stage and the sidewall has decided to give way. Took a trip to The Tyre Finder at Dargan and replaced it with a part-worn Continental with plenty of thread for £17.50, balanced and fitted!

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Will try get the paint code for you sir :)

 

Arghhh, that sucks for the tyre and wheel :( but you have the wee motor sitting fabulous, credit to ya :)

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Much appreciated Simon. Wouldn't go as far as fabulous - old red paint is hard to keep on top of. Haven't cleaned the car in 2 weeks now and its starting to look scabby again.

 

On the plus side I was chatting to Stefan (Fatman) last night and mentioned the headlights were acting up (they were winking, full beam on one, dipped beam on the other). He opened the bonnet, which if you know Stefan is a dangerous place to let him near, and proceeded to rip out wiring looms and toss them over his shoulder. I now have bright lights which both work on full beam and dipped beam.

 

Also traced a squeak from the steering back to a stretched belt from the power steering so I picked up a a new belt and will hopefully get it on over the weekend.

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Lovely wagon that had a nosey at it up in Gavs a while back looks ssoooooooooooooooooooooo much nicer dropped!

 

Cheers Jim - she still needs a good tidy up in the interior mind

 

 

Car is looking great! Think I seen ya coming out of texaco in lisburn in it.

 

Sunday night with a black passat in front of me by any chance?

 

 

wee car looks lovely , great stuff 

 

Cheers bud

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Yea man was Sunday night. Never noticed the passat was to busy looking at yours

 

Yeah that was me, was lifting money to go get a chinese lol. Passat was rocking standard wheels and trying its best not to look bagged.

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Woke up on Sunday morning to a puddle of oil under the car. Had a look around the bay and found the culprit straight away - the oil pressure switch had s*** the bed. Picked up a new one, topped it up with oil and she's running like new again.

 

New vs Old

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Then I discovered that I also have a power steering leak, haven't had a proper chance to figure out where its coming from though

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn3un8QBfHo

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It was only bought as a winter car and I'm sticking to that. I do fancy buying another MK2 in the future, but it would have to be a 3 door GTI or something with a bigger engine conversion.

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Found the source of my power steering fluid leak. The fluid is leaking out around the ball bearing so I'm guessing that I'm gonna need another pump

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So in true GTINI fashion heres an update post 2 years after the last reply :lol:

Stinky Pete (as he affectionately has become known) hasn't see much changes. The power steering was subsequently fixed with a new pump and then it broke again so I've just been driving with no power steering and surprisingly I prefer it so if anyone has a proper manual rack and a manual universal joint let me know.

I also changed the rear bumper with one that I got from Connor - it's not colour coded but it gets rid of the ugly tow bar cut out that was there before.

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The door membranes were also non-existant so I made some out of heavy duty bin bags and duct take - no more wet door cards.

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The main reason for updating this thread though - I've decided that now the MK5 is up for sale that I need a new project car and after looking at loads of potential options I decided that I'm going to stick with what I already have and goto town on the MK2.

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The paint has always been a sore spot with this car and lately its really went to s***. It's flaking around the windows and the wiper panel so rather than continuing to fight a loosing I'm just going to give the car a full respray. Pete Matthews has kindly offered me the use of his booth to paint it - even though I've never painted anything bigger than a set of wheels - but with the right environment and Pete's tips it should be a legit job. Here's my MK2 with his Caddy

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So with these plans I decided to use my old bumper to get a bit of body work practise. First off, I plastic welded up the tow bar hole and filled and smoothed it out.

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There were also a few scuffs and scratches in the textured section so filled them up with bumper filler and then retextured the whole top section with truck bed liner

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Finally Chris Donnelly hooked me up with a badgeless grille. Always wanted to try out the whole red trim thing so prepped it, masked it up and painted it.

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and thats it for now - gonna be a load of updates coming to this soon, hopefully it will be ready in time for Dubshed.

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