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renman8957

Europa Blue Mk3 8v Project

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Bit of an update, been driving the golf more and more, faults list grows a little longer haha new gearbox mount and linkages on the way to help shifting as its pretty loose, checked linkages by hand and surprised it can change gear at all.

Cars still for sale, but I've been offered a friends 16v to use for parts like leather seats, headliner, rear window regulators and tyres, it broke down on Sunday and won't turn over. So my choice is leave my 8v how it is and try to sell and try to get the 16v running, or just strip the 16v for the parts for mine and scrap the rest. Either way been offered the 16v cheap enough to take it

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Well looks like I'll just be sticking with the blue 8v until it's sold, sorting a few things in the meantime like the gearbox mount and linkages, if I can get the damned old ones off. Can't get a decent price for the 16v, with it not running I'd not want to invest too heavily into it and not get the money back kind of thing. 

Especially since I've got the next project car picked out and waiting for the space, another 8v though

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Unless you want to go fast there's nothing wrong with the 8v. They're fairly bullet proof. I keep wanting to build one with a mk4 crossflow head, carbs on the front and a 4 branch but can't bring myself away from the 6 cylinder noise.

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Well I know someone selling one @loeb haha. Been trying to change the gearbox mount all week but havn't found a tool that lets me get enough purchase on the 17mm bolt yet, why is everything always a git. Linkages will be done tomorrow and hopefully that tightens it up

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