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[Car_Restoration] Scruffy But Original 1.9 Gti - Restoration

1.9 black restoration

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Yes very heavy if its the iron boat anchor block. Took 3 of us to drag mine under the car and prise it up to be able to get a nut on the gearbox mount. Only good thing about all that weight is it cures a fair amount of wheelspin ;)



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It's taken me a few weeks to summon up the energy to continue with the underseal removal so I've been doing a few other jobs. Bloody garage is tiny (I know I'm "lucky" to have one) but I've been tidying up and using various family members sheds etc and now I finally have some space to work in.

 

I thought I'd take a look at the wiring loom that came with the aforementioned GTI-6 engine and see what state it was in. Turns out it wasn't that good (as far as I'm concerned). All the unused wires were just cut and not covered so I fixed that! Whilst checking all the unused wires back to the ECU plug I came across the K light so hooked that up to the 6 way brown plug, there's already a Wire 74 going up to the instruments... pukka :-) Also had to swap the shell of the 6 way under-dash plug as it was a white 8 way (from a 309).. I got one from a scrappy a few weeks ago so no problem there.

 

The final spare wire turned out to be the +ve feed for the Lambda sensor? it's a four wire lambda and the other three were connected properly, but for some reason whoever did the loom conversion never connected the +12v to it? any ideas why they'd do that? I'm guessing this may have contributed to the engine not being 100% perfect when in "speno's" Goodwood. (he didn't do the original conversion by the way so don't blame him!). Anyway.. I've connected it to Wire 2 on the 6 way brown plug with an inline fuse so I'm hoping that'll be better when I eventually fire it up.

 

I'd like to say a big thanks to all the people who have contributed to the "GTI-6 engine loom guide" topic.. there's a really good colour diagram I found for the Marelli ECU too and it was excellent.

 

Other bits I've done recently....

 

Taken the cam covers off and given them a spruce up (still need sealing back up)

 

Got back to work on the wheel arches.. just a bit more to do on the rear one then i'll move along the car.

 

Drilled all the rivets out that were holding the sunroof in and also removed the headlining.. Both jobs I was ABSOLUTELY dreading..

 

Took the dash out to remove the original engine loom.

 

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+12volt on the lambda sensor is for the internal heater, should have a 20 amp fuse



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Cheers for that.. I read somewhere that the 306 had a 30 amp but perhaps that was doing other things too... I couldn't see how the lambda sensor would use 30A so was planning on putting a 15A in and seeing what happens.. if you reckon 20A is the way to go that's what i'll do.

 

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Well.... the original turbo one uses a yellow 20 amp fuse which is what i have but if it pops its no bother to put in a larger one



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Yeah my thoughts entirely. I was going to ask the question on here at some point but you've confirmed what I was thinking anyway (that 30A is probably too high). I'll stick a 20A in and I'm sure it'll be fine. It's got to be better than no fuse at all! :unsure:


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It wont measure properly until its super hot thats what the heater is for.



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Nice work squire , glad I inspired you to doo this project  :lol:

Just shows you about some of the so called professional garages and how they bodge things 

The guy who i got the car from had spent upwards of £3k with spooks 

Like you said  when removing the engine , it Didn't full me with passion about their handy work esp as they are well known for working on pugs ...

so they should know what they are doing and are not just some shoddy backstreet garage

I think if i want any work doing I would not use spooks after seeing this 



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You've inspired me for sure. I wear a woolly hat now....

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You've inspired me for sure. I wear a woolly hat now....

and piss round the back of the garage,  to save water  :o



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You've inspired me for sure. I wear a woolly hat now....

 

Spencer once turned up to a meet without his trademark hat on, we did not know who he was?



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Spencer once turned up to a meet without his trademark hat on, we did not know who he was?

Some folk say i look like Van Diesel without my hat  



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Some folk say i look like Van Diesel without my hat

 
Van Diesel is about right, a good likeness I think?
 
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Dripping sex from every pore ^^ 



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To quote the great man himself... Van Diesel (speno)

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To quote the great man himself... Van Diesel (speno)

Some one has just got a new screen saver at work :0)



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:lol: :lol: :lol: pmsl



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I've finally (pretty much) finished getting rid of all the original underseal!! What an awful job! I must have used 20 polywheels and 15 wire cup wheels on the angle grinder! Just a couple of awkward sections to tidy up with a wire brush on the electric drill and it'll be fully sorted. It won't be more than an hours work now.

 

I'm pleased to report that all that grinding has only revealed a handful of areas that need welding. The drivers side headlamp panel has "gone" just along it's edge, There's one patch on the boot floor about 3cm diameter that needs cutting out and a small section where the jack goes under the bonnet. All in all I think I got away lightly!

 

There's a pretty hefty dent on one of the sills and both of the area's commonly mistaken for jacking points are caved in. I'll have a go at pulling them out I think.

 

 

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Nice work 

Hows your back now ?

I might try a blow torch on mine 



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My back is fine, my arm and neck ache and I've got a BANGING headache though.



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