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Re: GTI6 engine conversion

Post by AlexJ on Mon 04 Aug 2008, 07:23

Rather than getting the car up higher, would it be easier to move some of the stones from under the car so you can get lower?

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Post by racermike on Mon 04 Aug 2008, 07:26

thers hardly any stones there its only like 1/2 inch.

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Tue 05 Aug 2008, 03:24

another suggestion is get some breeze blocks under the front wheels.

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Post by racermike on Tue 05 Aug 2008, 03:28

309-gti6-turbo wrote:another suggestion is get some breeze blocks under the front wheels.
thats what im doin just didnt have time to carry on yesterday i got a few 6" blocks in the drive ready. Very Happy

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Tue 05 Aug 2008, 03:30

ha ha gr8 mines think a like.

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Post by racermike on Tue 05 Aug 2008, 05:52

i did manage to get some time on it tonight and take the front wheels off and get the front on blocks on axle stands. i think this should be high enough now.



so tommorow after work im gonna make a start on trying to get the cat off the exhaust manifold & lamdba sensor off. see how those bolts come off, cant see it being easy tho lol.


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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Tue 05 Aug 2008, 05:55

good look.

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Post by racermike on Tue 05 Aug 2008, 23:23

picking up an engine lift first thing saturday morning for the weekend so gonna try and get it ready to lift out on saturday morning, then i can start rubbing the paint down in the engine bay and hopefully get a dry day wen im off next week monday/tuesday to mask it up and spray it.

will try and do a bit after work tonight in the wet tho lol may have to take a day off this week to get the driveshafts and stuff off from underneath i think.

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 04:52

so wots the plan with you taking it out?

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Post by racermike on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 05:13

how do u mean?

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 05:24

your taking you engine out are you puting somthink biger in or you blinging the engine bay?

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Post by racermike on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 05:32

sprayin engine bay black and putting a gti6 engine & 6speed box in.

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 05:38

right sorry.so whots the engine your taking out?

sorry just read the tag under you name and its a xsi.im slow..


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Post by Simon on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 05:39

xsi 5speed

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Post by racermike on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 06:39

welli been on the car for well over 2 hours tonight, found the speedo sensor and disconnected that, and the other gear linkage.

then i started to try and get the bolts out the cat/manifold managed to get one out but the other one just aint moving its too seized to the nut so got annoyed with that and left it for now.Evil or Very Mad

so i moved on to the driveshafts. Firstly drained the gearbox oil into a bucket. Then after some more hassle...loosened the retaining nuts on the bolts on the engine mount housing for the driveshaft intermediate bearing that holds the bearing in the housing enough to turn them 180 degrees.

with only being able to do a bit after work once you get started on a particular thing if its a problem then it doesnt seem like much progress, probly have thursday maybe even friday off aswell this week i fink get to make sure its ready to come out saturday morning,

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Post by Simon on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 07:43

soak the bolt in wd40

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Post by racermike on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 08:14

gunge wrote:soak the bolt in wd40

haha didnt think of dat, dont think i got any left ill have to borrow some from the store cupboard in work Wink

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Post by Simon on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 08:17

lol!

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Sun 10 Aug 2008, 05:17

so haw you geting on with the engine change mike? done eney more today.

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Post by racermike on Sun 10 Aug 2008, 05:23

been raining all day.

took the nut off the ball joint clamps off and knocked the pinch bolts off. (after i took the wrong nut off which dropped the hub off the suspension strut! and damaged the bolt that is).

got nearly all the allen key head bolts out of the manifold no problem.

ive left it there for today. tommorow will go to work and get two new bolts first thing to replace the damaged ones on the pinch bolt for the suspension strut clamp.

so tommorow list is replace two damaged bolts and seperate the ball joints and pull the hub off the driveshaft both side.

get the remaining exhaust manifold/cat bolt off.

finsish removing manifold

undo gear box bolts underneath

support engine on lift, undo engine mounts and drop the the engine and box to the floor.

remove gearbox

lift engine out.


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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Sun 10 Aug 2008, 05:25

cool so youve been bizzy.well mines been good past the mot.

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Post by racermike on Mon 11 Aug 2008, 00:01

i cut the first turn of the thread off the damaged bolt on the suspension strut clamp and put the nut back on sorted. then got the ball joint apart ok so that side is off.

got the ball joint half out the otherside bit this ones a bit more difficult gonna av another go after a coffee in a minute lol.

ive taken the manifold off (didnt need to take the starter off tho). I removed the bolts on the gearbox underneath.

got the last heater matrix hose off that i got stuck with and left the other day.

i had another go at that manifold/cat bolt and it just wont go theres not enough to get the spanner on the bolt head properly coz its pulling on the head of the bolt too much.

its going not too bad atm just got that one manifold bolt to take off and the other lower ball joint to pop out then take the driveshafts out.

ready to lift then

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Post by racermike on Mon 11 Aug 2008, 01:51

both ball joints now off. need to remove the driveshafts out now once i find out how.

have i removed the right bolts to take the gearbox off?






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Post by Simon on Mon 11 Aug 2008, 03:02

looks like you removed the wrong bolts you got to unbolt it around the bellhousing (where the starter is bolted)

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Post by racermike on Mon 11 Aug 2008, 03:24

its not those large allen key headed bolts is it? coz i havent got a bit that goes dat big.

will the small piece of the box not come off where i started taking the bolts off coz that piece would be enough for it to lift straight out then.

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