Well, I've spent the last month doing the miles and running in the engine and have just got back home from dropping her off at DG Auto. Now its to get some proper mapping!
Its been really boring driving at 60 mph, can't wait to be able to bury my foot into the carpet. I've got to say that even at these low speeds, its a totally different animal to the supercharger I had before, its got a lot more torque which kept catching me out! Not so much throttle needed and she feels a lot more eager.
I became a member here almost Two years ago now, most of you know me but for those who don't here is a shortened version of my History with C's.
As with most inexperienced young men who want one of these I kinda got diddled buying her. Completely Std charged G60 with Tax and MOT (but with nothing left on the brakes) and 160k on the clock for £1800 Whooops! :lol:
I had my heart set on her though and I couldn't find anything similar to her within 150 miles so i bit the
It would seem that my build thread is destined to be used no more. :(
I've moved this we blog to show all you peeps a sample of the things that I'm faced with fixing, once i actually fix something I'll let you know via this Bolg nonsense!
To look at the old thread look here
Got the car from Bogner Reigis in April 1995 after selling my mk2 Golf 16v. I found it on random website, called up to see if it was still for sale and coaxed my mate to drive me there from Cardiff, cheers Matt.
2.0 16v 9A Aqua Blue 1992
140k full service history
standard all round
heres what she was like after the long journey home to Worcester via Cardiff
and her original interior
Fitted summer 2010:
New brake pipe
288mm Brakes (calipers, new discs and new pads)
Stripped and rebuilt rear calipers
New rear discs, bearings, pads
Not to mention a lot of wire brushing, sanding and painting to kill rust
Over christmas 2010, the cams were shifted and tappets replaced, in an effort to quell the hideous tapping the car is plagued with. This had the desired effect, and for the rest of my time at home the car w
Here is my motor, had it about 2 weeks now, no major issues apart from the fuel pipes leaking which have been replaced now!
-128,000 miles with a reconditioned head (at 127k)
-Stainless Magnex Exhaust
-Engine transplanted at 150,000, with 127k on the new engine
-LCD screen head unit, bit dodgy though, think the amp might be at fault
-Parcel shelf 6x9s
-Corrado Logo door sills