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    May be a silly question but have you released the two lock bolts inside the engine mount where the shaft passes through?

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    The ones with a weird head? Yeah. I'll go rap it with a hammer shortly.

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    undo them, 9mm and turn 180 when sufficiently loose. It is bearing on drive shaft and is situated in this part of the lower engine / torque mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selekta View Post
    The ones with a weird head? Yeah. I'll go rap it with a hammer shortly.
    As Matt said you need to rotate the head, as the head is elongated to be used as a retainer against a shoulder on the drive shaft, so swing the head out of the way and then the drive shaft should slide out.

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    Needed a tiny bit of brute force persuasion, cheers for the tips of the jiggers, they kept rotating back into place



    Inner boots are looking sad, and the LCA bushings seem to be... not as available as i'd like

    I know the SI suspension is liked by some people who do tight technical stuff, but this car is going to be used to... drive to the shops and stuff, so i'be started looking at GTi KFrames. I'm already half way to getting this one out anyway

    Probably won't though and pray the bushings here are similar to ones out of something common.

    Nice mark showing up on my jaw too, took an engine mount to the face.

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    Ouch!! Good work, no pain no gain

    Re the drive shaft retaining bolts, I marked the thread ends so I could see orientation when installed, it helps see at a glance if they are in right, or released.

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    Given the relative ease? Of installing these just feel for them and hold it as you do up the little nylock nut, hope the face did not take too much of a beating? I know how it feels.
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    It didn't take too much of a beating, I hope, anyway...





    Bit better. Just hope the leak is from the driveshaft seals and not the rear main seal...

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    That makes it a lot easier and tidier on hands. Good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selekta View Post

    . Just hope the leak is from the driveshaft seals and not the rear main seal...
    You could take the little semi circle bell housing cover plate off to see if itís dry around the rear main or not.

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    Just some BakerBM glamour shots

    I'm not sure how many of these GTi coolant pipes I can use, so if any of you GTi guys have a particularly suspect coolant hose and want a brand new one, drop me a line and we'll work something out




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    Wow. That is some CNC work. Is that thermostat housing from Baker ?
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    Yep, pretty trick for 30 quid.

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    So... rather than $20 worth of bushes, they can only supply brand new lower control arms for $110 each... Same with the drive shaft boots, they can't do just the boots, they want to supply me with a pair of brand new shafts? What kind of society is this!

    Used the BakerBM repair kit for the side trim, sits a put proud... but seems fastened pretty well.



    How dos the GTi oil filler work? They're totally different!



    Finally, anyone have a picture of the GTi thermostat housing and coolant hose? Runs much flatter and lower than the SI set up. Clears everything and meets the radiator without much fuss - Is that just how they run?


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    I've been in France for a few months, got back last night...

    First things first... wheel alignment!



    Car ran really well. I thought it was down on power at first, but it seems that may have been in my head. Runs nicely now and so much smoother than it did.

    Next I want to tackle more things:

    1) Find and fix an exhaust leak that has plagued the car for... going on 10 years now probably
    2) Get the AC working again before summer (It was degassed during the head re-assembly stage)
    3) Replace the missing indicator lens
    4) Find the radio code... I have all of the original documentation for the car, just need to find it all.
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    1) Sorry for the bad picture, but on eBay of all places, there was a place in Melbourne which must have a bunch of SI parts in storage for a while... rather than welding up the hole in the mid pipe, I bought an entire replacement part...



    2) I had the system leak tested, and... it passed!? Anyway, they gassed up the system for me and it now blows cold air. Nice.

    3) I haven't done this yet...

    4) I found all of the original books, original radio instructions, original anti-theft radio sticker that was never applied and most importantly, the code!

    So, now to find some nice indicators.
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    And a lower dash I believe?
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    Hmm. Definitely a dash surround, but the lower dash seems OK?

    Oh a door pocket would be good too, or... some way of refastening the original...

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    Bit of an intermission, but the two cars aren't together very often anymore.

    Here's the SI and the GTi that replaced it, the GTi is wearing the SI's original plates.







    GTi has 65,000km's on it these days. It's not the famed "Perth" car, it was bought in Melbourne in.... 2006 or so.

    On the SI front, well... driving the GTi around is making an Mi16 conversion very tempting.

    They corner a lot differently to how I was expecting, the SI seems to turn in a lot more, but the GTi seems to hang on better, probably tyres. Almost lost the GTi too backing off when I shouldn't have.
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    Thatís a really nice looking GTI

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    SI had a FTP today.

    All along, it has been a bit hesitant when cold, but once warm ran like a million bucks.

    Today it wouldn't start. Everything smelled like fuel, so figured it was spark related.

    Whipped the plugs out, all 4 fouled. Cleaned them up, car reluctantly started but after 5 or so second it began running on 3, then it began on 4.

    Been fine since.

    I guess I have some sort of A/F ratio issue, something to do with the computer... Uh oh.

    If it was a carburettor I wouldn't be so worried, but I have absolutely no idea how to diagnose this. O2 sensor is brand new, rest is who-knows-how-old...

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