Discussion in '1.8 & 1.8T' started by foxyjay, Sep 14, 2011.
I see your not fitting the brembos now and selling them what you fitting instead?
Currently have G60 calipers on the car and also refurbing another similar set to go on.
Have decided to ditch the existing OEM EGT sensor and adapter box, and have bought another k-type thermocouple probe, and LED digital panel thermometer to read it.
The existing EGT probe fits into an M12x1.0 socket, and uses a fixed shoulder on the probe to seal it.
The new EGT probe has a two-part stainless steel gland, with an olive between to grip the probe which hence can be adjusted for depth.
Trouble is, the new probe is 1/8 NPT and hence not a direct fit to the existing manifold hole.
1/8 NPT to M12x1.0 adapter can be bought from Demon Tweeks but they are only brass
New probe on right.
I've ripped the original probe adapter box apart and removed the guts (pcb) - and the existing probe will work the new meter as it's also a K-type thermocouple........so I guess I could just reuse that.
The LED meter and probe were only something like 18 quid delivered from HK!
Got a bit more done although not alot............
ABF engine mount painted and fitted all good
Notched front cross-member to avoid Mk2 Golf power steering pump pipe
Have popped in one of the upgraded coil packs (2.0 FSi) and as you can see it sits a bit higher than the others but this is easily overcome.
Always look forward to posts on this build all info and no BS keep up the good work shame im not going down the same coilpack setup as you, as you would have done all the research and i could of copied.
Have a bag of relay bases arrived so i'm now planning what to do with them.
One job not related to the engine is to build a headlamp upgrade kit.
I'm going to use three relays total for this.
One for main beam including driving lamps. This will draw about 18.3A
The other two are to feed the dip beams individually just to ensure if one fails, I will have at least one dip beam to get me home. These will draw about 4.6A each.
Each will be fused and will take it's signal off of just one of the original headlamp connectors.
The main power will come from an auxiliary fusebox (Mk4 golf style) which I am locating on the inner wing.
The other relays planned are for:-
ECU power (ignition switched)
Transducers and senders (ignition switched)
Fuel Pump (ECU switched)
Fan & aux water pump control (ECU & thermostat + manual override switched)
Have also spunked some dough on a toy I fancied (why not eh?).......shoulda just bought some tyres but I'm easily distracted.......
rather than mess about with external relays, run the ecu power wire to G1/10 and fit a mk3 gti 30 relay to socket 3. for fuel pump run ecu earth trigger wire to G1/3 then fit a 67, 80 or 167 relay to socket 12. Boom, factory
Finally found a good spot for the new power post unit (ex-Touareg).
The fat audi battery lead is bolted to the incoming terminal.
From here you can see the starter motor cable, and i'm also going to wire this into an ex-Polo battery fusebox to establish the alternator feed point.
Outgoing fused ways will serve existing fusebox feed, headlight relays, fan relay and some new sensors feeds that need powering up.
Got my hands on some more goodies today.
Uprated front ARB by Eibach and a matching rear one.
Also got some new drop-links, and a performance gearbox mount
Looking great as usual Foxy,1st thing to do is check the spacing of the bolts on the Flowflex gearbox mount though,my mk3 engine mount was so far out it was un-useable.also turn the washers upsidedown for the yellow ARB droplink bushes,(another mistake I made fitting them)
Cheers dude.........yes the drop link bushes have been assembled with washers etc flipped.
Good tip on the mount - will take care here.
Going to get the front ARB shot blasted and PC'd to tidy it up. Have new polybushes for it so will be good as new
Where did you get the drop links from if you dont mind me asking? They look like they've got a proper sized nut on the bottom of them.
Great work by the way!
Sorry for late reply...........the drop links arrived with the ARB setup which I bought off a guy on eBay......not 100% sure what brand they are sorry.
No real progress but i'm going to get on with it soon.....promise!
Got my Compomotives back from full refurb and powdercoat this weekend
Had them done at a place in Northampton local to me. www.wheelclinic.co.uk
Great service and reasonable price.
Have brand new rubber to go on them too.......would have been a shame to throw on some shoddy part worns......
Due to new project arriving......I may be splitting the Mk2 down to a rolling shell.......
What I might part with....
*OMEX600 ECU with BAM 20vT Map and full loom
*20vT BAM Engine low miles 64k inc VR6 throttle body and edapter
*Trackslag k04 downpipe (new)
*Koni Adjustable coilovers (adjustable damping front and rear)
*Seat Ibiza CupraR Gearbox (EWP - same ratios as VR6)
*VR6 clutch (new)
*Scorpion 2.5" stainless exhaust system
Finnish it, why start another didn't you do this to a T4?
Yeah finish the job son!!!
if you do split i might have the gearbox of you
Cheers for the wheelclinic link, been looking for a local refurb firm to do my MO's.
PS - you should really finish this off...
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