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Old 24-03-2017, 07:24 AM   #21
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Looks to be a pretty solid base to me

Usual mk2 problem areas look pretty sound .. petrol filler, area around the front wipers, rear quarter to lower panel seams, only area I'd be a little concerned is the wheel arch.. could be tip of the iceberg but somehow I have a good feeling on this one.. probably minor rust scabs. And That rear bumper needs sorting how long has it been stood outdoors ?
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Looks likethe start of a great restoration thread - I've sub'd Good luck
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Old 24-03-2017, 10:08 AM   #23
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Looks to be a pretty solid base to me

Usual mk2 problem areas look pretty sound .. petrol filler, area around the front wipers, rear quarter to lower panel seams, only area I'd be a little concerned is the wheel arch.. could be tip of the iceberg but somehow I have a good feeling on this one.. probably minor rust scabs. And That rear bumper needs sorting how long has it been stood outdoors ?
Yeh i was quite surprised to be honest looks pretty solid, i havent looked under the arches yet though so i hope your gut feeling is right !

It's been off the road for nearly 10 years but not sure how much of that has been outside, the guy i bought it off had it outside for the last 18 months but looking at it i think it may have been garaged previous to this.
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Hi, back in the day it was known that when VW changed the inlet manifold over to the larger type (which you have) bhp went up from 139 to 150 bhp, they just never advertised this. Verified this a couple of times on rolling road days.

Looks like you have a good project there, good luck
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Hi, back in the day it was known that when VW changed the inlet manifold over to the larger type (which you have) bhp went up from 139 to 150 bhp, they just never advertised this. Verified this a couple of times on rolling road days.

Looks like you have a good project there, good luck
Ah that might explain afew things then, there is a rolling road printout in the service history showing 150bhp !

Thanks for the info
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The fuel pump housing arrived in the post today so been In the garage and fitted it all up along with some fresh petrol and.........

She's alive !!!!!!!!

Couldnt believe it, cranked it for a while until the fuel came through then with a blip of the throttle it spluttered into life. When checking everything while it was ticking over I realised that one of the metal fuel pipes that goes from the filter to the pressure accumulator had 3 pin holes in it so was misting fuel everywhere but other than that it seemed fine.

I will get the replacement pipe ordered and service parts as well next I think.

All in all a very happy boy tonight !!
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She's alive !!!!!!!!


Woohoo!

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Well done that man !!
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Fired the golf up again earlier this week to look at the leaky fuel pipe and its not the one i thought it was, it's the pipe that goes from the fuel filter into the engine bay so got that ordered and afew other bits which came this morning.....







The fuel pump house doesnt look the best but everything works, i will probably replace and refurb everything at some point but for now i just want to get it running right.



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Pulled the mk2 out of the garage on Friday to do the fuel pipe, was alot easier than i thought it would be !

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Got it fitted and fired it up, it took some starting due to getting the pressure up again but once running it seemed ok, i let it fully warm up this time until the fan kicked in which it did, i checked under the car and it was still leaking very slightly after wiping it dry and watching it for a few minutes it looked like it was seeping out from the seem on the housing itself which is obsolete now so might have try sealing this one up somehow or look at breakers.
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