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Post by Simon on Tue 12 Aug 2008, 01:48

racermike wrote:ive looked at that took two bolts out then went ot the next one and theres no chance of getting the socket or spanner on it theres just no the room from the bolt coz the manifold comes back on it self across all the bolts.

same as on the cat bolt coz above the head of the bolt on the one side the manifold comes straight over the top of it and even a small 1/4" 10mm socket wont fit in the gap. the other side was ok coz the manifold runs away not straight over the bolt head.

strange as mine has a bigger manifold and theres pleanty of room, i jam the spanner up against the tunnel/bulkhead on the head of the bolt then use a ratchet and a few extension bars on to the bottom nut

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Post by Simon on Tue 12 Aug 2008, 01:49

theres got to be room to remove the manifold with the engine in place

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Post by racermike on Tue 12 Aug 2008, 02:23

im giving it a break for a few days this week now before i start getting fed up with it ill go back to it next weekend. dropped the engine lift back to the garage now.

i need a break from it as ive done about 25 hrs on it since i finished work friday.

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Post by _Mike_ on Tue 12 Aug 2008, 03:34

Tis a shame, but its a good donor car now Very Happy

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Post by racermike on Fri 15 Aug 2008, 06:59

Seen as the rained stopped this afternoon and i didnt have much on afterwork today. I done an hour or two on the car this evening.

Decided to sort my small rust problem on the chassis. After a wire brushing by hand and a drill, sanding back quite a lot until i got rid of the rust back to the metal. I then applied a zinc rich rust resistant primer on to the areas i had taken back to the metal.

Then rubbed it down with some 1200gauge and gave it another coat.
Now looks like this.



I was looking around the engine bay and couldnt see any other ares of rust so hopefull thats about it.There are a couple of brackets that do need some attention but think its all rust free.

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Fri 15 Aug 2008, 09:01

youve got till sunday.Then im going to finish it for you.....

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Post by racermike on Fri 15 Aug 2008, 09:04

haha day off tomoz and saturday. may av a hand with a forklift saturday morning to lift it out. save borrowing the engine lift from the garage.

Hopefully a few dry evenings next week so i can rub the engine bay down and spray it. might spray the sub frame with some hammerite aswell. then got to remove the interior and drop the gear lever.

Im off all next weekend so if i can gt down to the garage i will start taking the engine out of the gti6.

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Post by racermike on Thu 21 Aug 2008, 05:27

couple of hours work today after it stopped raining long enough.

Thought id sort out my slam panel as the paint was flaking off and looked a mess.

This is what it was like when i started.


After going over the rust with a wire brush on the drill taking it back to metal. I then went over the slam panel with wet and dry till it was smooth enough and finally washed it down.


After it was dry i went over it with rust resistant primer.

btw i have done both sides of the slam panel.

I didnt realise i got quite a bit of stuff that needs cleaning up for when it is fitted back on. so there could be a few of these little posts on various parts im refubing.

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Post by racermike on Fri 22 Aug 2008, 00:03

I painted the fans not so long ago just b4 fcs but didnt do all the surround as i cldnt get to it so while it was off i have sprayed all the fan housing.



Air con rad wasnt up to standard so went about tidying this up next.
(before)


after cleaning it up with wire wool and wet and dry. i then painted it with silver engine paint.

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Post by racermike on Fri 22 Aug 2008, 00:05

Next was the radiator which reli needs replacing with a nissens aluminium one which i will do after this winter so its in for next summer. But for now just wanted to tidy it up.

(before)


(after)

didnt want to go over the top on the rad as theres not a lot of point if im going to replace it just enough to tidy it up for nw reli and put some hammerite on the metal on the top and bottom to preserve it for the time bein.


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Post by Dans 306 on Fri 22 Aug 2008, 00:29

my rad looks like that, all rusty at the bottom Sad

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Post by racermike on Fri 22 Aug 2008, 03:56

removed the wiper, scuttle panel, wiper motor, bonnet hinges etc from in the bulk head.



hinges sprayed


Blower intake sprayed


bulkhead cleaned, prepped, primed etc.


masked up

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Post by racermike on Fri 22 Aug 2008, 04:47

bulk head sprayed up

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Post by racermike on Fri 22 Aug 2008, 06:05







Another section finished.

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Fri 22 Aug 2008, 06:14

looking good m8

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Post by racermike on Fri 22 Aug 2008, 06:27

i forgot how much stuff ive got to clean up around the bay parts etc ready to go back on.

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Post by WELSHPUG on Fri 22 Aug 2008, 22:30

I wouldn't use those rads
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Post by racermike on Sun 24 Aug 2008, 01:40

Ok so terry and a mate came down to the garage this morning to help me remove the gti6 engine.

started bout 10am ish and was all done by bout 2.30. A lot of the time was goin on trying to move the car off the grass onto the concrete work area. so after changing the flat wheel for another one and putting a tow rope on the front and pulling it out of the field while steering it with no wheel just a pair of grips inside eventually got it onto the concrete. Very Happy

so it started like this mess...


ended up in this mess...


but with this out.....








great thanks to terry and his mate in the 309 with all the help this morning.

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Sun 24 Aug 2008, 02:39

thats ok m8

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Post by racermike on Mon 25 Aug 2008, 03:24

Little bit more stripped down and sprayed.

(before)


(after)

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Post by racermike on Fri 29 Aug 2008, 06:34

slam panel sparayed up today.


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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Wed 01 Oct 2008, 04:40

hows it going m8

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Post by Simon on Wed 01 Oct 2008, 04:55

car will be parked up on my drive end of the week, mike hasn't had time to do anything for a while he's just taken on a pub so its basicaly at the same point as when you helped take the engine out

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Post by racermike on Wed 01 Oct 2008, 04:58

ive had to move house nw running a pub so aint ad time to do any wrk on it at all. ive put wheels bck on it and towing it onto a mates drive. i aint got internet bck on at new address yet either.

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Post by 309-gti6-turbo on Wed 01 Oct 2008, 05:01

haw far away would you say it is from crosshands?

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