so after selling my old mk2 ive finally have another one back in my life after missing my old one. this time in form of a 3 door gti. ive been toying with the idea after letting my old one go so i started to look just to see what was about. i was mainly looking for a black one or a red one as there's something about them i really like. i went and had a look at a few which turn out to not be describe not how they were. then one popped up local to me 3 door gti but was in white with a problem with the engine so thought its worth a look being that it was far from me. after taking a look at it i ended up really liking the colour in person and this one was in great shape with the only bit of rust i could see was a little bit on the shuttle. so a deal was made and i got it my lockup. it also came with this. dont think theres many of these left about now it already had a few tasty upgrade done to it which are vibratechnics subframe mount darkside custon vnt rear mount corrado gearboc mount an 02a asd long ratio gearbox which im pretty sure its got a diff fitted to it vr6 clutch and g60 flywheel, g60 master and slave hydro clutch conversion g60 front brakes fully polybushed front end corrado pas rack lowered on some coilover unsure on the brand on with the problem with the engine i did a little bit of investigating but i had a little voice in my ear saying there a 1.8t just sitting in the corner put that in . it was something i wanted to do to the other mk2 but never got around to doing so and with the upgrade this one has already have made sense to do. so within a couple of days of owning it the swap started while the 1.8t was out i did the water pump,tensioner and cam belt. the water pump had seen better days so glad that was changed managed to get the 1.8t in with no issues as such yet which has been pretty nice for a change i started to test fit all the boost hoses and water pipes as i still need to get the loom sorted and it kept me busy with knowing what i still need to get. i still need to slightly adjust the intercooler as it doesn't sit straight with the bumper on but happy with how its coming along so far. i am planning on changing the rad as it has seen better days but this is going to be a long term running project when it up and going. while ive been waiting to buy some more goodies for the mk2 which has been on hold a little with Christmas present taking priority i thought i sort out the heater side of things as that was one thing really bugged me on my old mk2 not have a decent working heater. so out with the dash and heater box. while i had the dash out i found the loom for electric windows which i was planning on getting them latter down the line. i endded up taking the heater box home with me as it need one the flaps repairing and the foam replacing on both. just need to buy a new heater matrix before i can fit the heater box back into place.