Fast forward a couple of months and disaster struck, After driving for less than 5 mins I noticed a dent in the bonnet, an outward dent! The temp gauge had dropped to zero and smoke started to appear from the bay, pulled over and popped the bonnet, no coolant and oil coming from between the head and block on the drivers side, I just got back in and drove it home firing on a couple of cylinders less than it should
Its been sat there for a couple of months until last weekend when I finally got my finger out and started stripping bits out ready to put a 3.2 24v lump in!
Then this weekend I took the head off, next week i'll be taking the block and box out, along with the main engine bay loom for a few modifications
Random pics of the not so healthy looking 12v
Chassis legs don't look to bad, drivers side is filthy because the ccv was venting straight into the bay via a little breather filter
However the front is another story, rad support is pretty shot, looks like its been parked in the sea at some point!
Not too sure what to do with that, either a second hand replacement or get something made to hold the rad in place
Rad and slimline fans as the standard ones are too big to fit with the 24valve lump
Gruven rad neck to avoid any future brittle plastic issues!
42 Draft crackle black crack pipe
And a dubpower R32 conversion manifold and decat
Another part left from the mk2 project, not sure if i'm going to use this or one of the coolers off one of the 6 cylinders, need to have a think about it
Thats it for now, will have some more parts arriving soon and the engine should be here within the next 2 weeks!!