mk1 project thread build

CarChris

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I was looking for a mk1 to go with my mk2, and today was the day I got it after looking and viewing some really bad examples. This is no where near perfect but a project l. I will film the progress and put it up on my YouTube channel as well as updating the progress on here in this thread and probably asking many questions on how to fix bits that I'm at a lost with
here is my mk2


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and here is the new to me mk1
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it had to be red
 

I'm Just Rob.

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Mk2 is nice, for me the mk1 is nicer. :yes: :icon thumright:
 

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Proper exhaust tips aswell, not the standard pea shooters:yes:
 

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I was looking for a mk1 to go with my mk2, and today was the day I got it after looking and viewing some really bad examples. This is no where near perfect but a project l. I will film the progress and put it up on my YouTube channel as well as updating the progress on here in this thread and probably asking many questions on how to fix bits that I'm at a lost with
here is my mk2


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and here is the new to me mk1
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it had to be red
Love them seats mate a re-trimmed steering wheel would just add to the look of them seats
 

CarChris

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in this episode we will hopefully sorting some problems out on the TT. We will be tackling the loose under body trims, the headlight level sensor linkage and adaption, the window micro switch so the window drops when you open the door, the rear seats that wouldn't go back but we will look into this a bit more as we get other jobs out of the way and I found another problem with the car which we try and fix.
 

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in this episode we will be replacing the oil pick up pipe (oil strainer)along with changing the oil and filter, this is something I wanted to do before I start driving this car as these can get blocked and result in starving the top end of oil. And I also manged to get hold of a coolant cover for the engine bay as the car didn't come with one. 1x oil sump plug 19mm spanner or socket needed - torque too 30nm 20x sump bolts 10mm socket or 5mm hex needed - torque too 15nm 2x turbo oil return bolts 5mm hex needed - torque too 15nm 3x sump to gearbox bolts 16mm spanner or socket needed - -torque too 45nm parts needed oil pick up pipe sealant sump plug oil filter oil link to where i got my pick up pipe kit https://cloude9customs.com/product/genuine-vag-1-8t-oil-pickup-kit/ oil service kit https://cloude9customs.com/product/vag-1-8t-service-kit/
 

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in this episode we will be sorting out some fault codes that came with the car like engine management and the other modules and we find another problem but we are on our way to getting this TT on the road stay tuned
 

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Nice to see your making progress chap, i do like a good project vid.
I have the same suspension on my mk1 , it's not too bad either, along with a v6 Rear ARB.

I was interested to see your rear seat problem as I had the very same problem, mine was a bent inner hinge bracket, i tried straightening it without success so just bought another rear backrest off eBay for £5 and used the hinge from it, problem solved.

I lookforward to seeing more to come. :icon thumright: :yes:
 
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Mine clicked in but was still wonky , new hinge solved the problem and it also fold down smoother aswell.
 

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in this episode we will take care of a couple of things on the tt mk1 that I wanted to do like replace the passenger side door mechanism where the micro switch is playing up and tidy up the front subframe but stay tuned as we will be starting on the mods in the next episode.
 

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Making some good improvements. :yes:
 

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Really enjoying these Chris. :yahoo:
 

CarChris

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in this episode we will be going to get a mot which is a test in the uk to see if the car is road worthy and can be used on the roads but watch until the end because something has happened to the TT
 

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in this episode we will be going too see what went wrong with the TT this time and hopefully we can use this car for more than a couple of days before something else going wrong
 

CarChris

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in this episode we will be going on the longest journey so far in the mk1 to meet some mate and fellow youtubers to talk tt lets hope she makes it there and back in one piece
 

CarChris

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in this episode we will be replacing the rear trailing arm bush to a poly bush from powerflex without taking the arm off the car and without using a press
 

CarChris

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in this episode I will be removing my clutch pedal and getting it strengthened so I no longer have to worry about it snapping while I'm out and about in the future. I suggest you get this done if you haven't already or at least have a strengthened pedal on stand by.
 

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in this episode I will be sorting out the boot struts and interior light as well as having a go at some painting Thanks for watching see you in the next 1
 

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in this vlog style vid we will be going to see if I managed to sort the paint out that I tried to do in the last vid as well as other things I needed to do today
 
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