Well it's been slow so far, as I have had a few things hold me up. The loom won't work (Mk4 stuff) so I've had to start sourcing Mk5 electrics which as you can imagine isn't easy to find.
Engine is ready to come out and the new engine is ready to go in, so all in all making good progress.
Engine pretty much ready to come out
Fitted VR6 housing and R32 thermostat
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