OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#16 Post by carfixmobile » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:39 pm

No PAS ?

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#17 Post by JEASPEKE » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:57 pm

How come it has no MOT history?

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#18 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:02 pm

carfixmobile wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:39 pm
No PAS ?
No as said that was a opinion

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#19 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:03 pm

JEASPEKE wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:57 pm
How come it has no MOT history?
Why you looking :laughing2 been off road in a home garage since 2003 so it's never had a computerized MOT hence no records

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#20 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:44 pm

Little update on the GTI. After one week of socking the pistons in diesel she still refused to turn :cursing so i had no option to remove the head to see what was going on and was greeted with this :o

ImageIMG-20210330-WA0003 by John Quincey, on Flickr

So after a another few days in diesel, a block of wood and i big hammer she finally when crack and started to move :scared After removing pistons 2 and 3 which here completely rusted with all the rings stuck i took them to work and a day in the cleaner they came up like new and with a set of unstuck piston rings


ImageIMG-20210330-WA0005 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Unfortunately the same wasnt to be say for cylinder bore 3 :bored After a clean up and a hone she was just to far gone to repair

ImageIMG-20210330-WA0004 by John Quincey, on Flickr

As you see it wouldnt even be worth getting a over sized piston as the block has very bad corrosion which is a shame as its the original engine fitted at factory :sad

Anyway for the sake of a £15 headgasket im just putting it back together for now so i can move it about while i get a engine sorted as 3 dead R8's on drive is to much :laughing2

ImageIMG-20210330-WA0002 by John Quincey, on Flickr

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#21 Post by RoverRevival » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:54 am

i do have a company that may be able to fix that but i couldn't tell you how much it would cost as my customers usually say just source another engine
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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#22 Post by 961tat » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:39 pm

JOHNDQ wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:44 pm
Little update on the GTI. After one week of socking the pistons in diesel she still refused to turn :cursing so i had no option to remove the head to see what was going on and was greeted with this :o

ImageIMG-20210330-WA0003 by John Quincey, on Flickr

So after a another few days in diesel, a block of wood and i big hammer she finally when crack and started to move :scared After removing pistons 2 and 3 which here completely rusted with all the rings stuck i took them to work and a day in the cleaner they came up like new and with a set of unstuck piston rings


ImageIMG-20210330-WA0005 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Unfortunately the same wasnt to be say for cylinder bore 3 :bored After a clean up and a hone she was just to far gone to repair

ImageIMG-20210330-WA0004 by John Quincey, on Flickr

As you see it wouldnt even be worth getting a over sized piston as the block has very bad corrosion which is a shame as its the original engine fitted at factory :sad

Anyway for the sake of a £15 headgasket im just putting it back together for now so i can move it about while i get a engine sorted as 3 dead R8's on drive is to much :laughing2

ImageIMG-20210330-WA0002 by John Quincey, on Flickr
Shame are you sure it not worth a rebore and block facing ? Were do you get you honda head gasket and parts from anywhere special will be need one soon :wink3

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#23 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:19 pm

RoverRevival wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:54 am
i do have a company that may be able to fix that but i couldn't tell you how much it would cost as my customers usually say just source another engine
Cheers I'll bear that in mind mate I do have another block spare tho bit was hoping to keep it for the cup car

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#24 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:21 pm

961tat wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:39 pm
JOHNDQ wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:44 pm
Little update on the GTI. After one week of socking the pistons in diesel she still refused to turn :cursing so i had no option to remove the head to see what was going on and was greeted with this :o

ImageIMG-20210330-WA0003 by John Quincey, on Flickr

So after a another few days in diesel, a block of wood and i big hammer she finally when crack and started to move :scared After removing pistons 2 and 3 which here completely rusted with all the rings stuck i took them to work and a day in the cleaner they came up like new and with a set of unstuck piston rings


ImageIMG-20210330-WA0005 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Unfortunately the same wasnt to be say for cylinder bore 3 :bored After a clean up and a hone she was just to far gone to repair

ImageIMG-20210330-WA0004 by John Quincey, on Flickr

As you see it wouldnt even be worth getting a over sized piston as the block has very bad corrosion which is a shame as its the original engine fitted at factory :sad

Anyway for the sake of a £15 headgasket im just putting it back together for now so i can move it about while i get a engine sorted as 3 dead R8's on drive is to much :laughing2

ImageIMG-20210330-WA0002 by John Quincey, on Flickr
Shame are you sure it not worth a rebore and block facing ? Were do you get you honda head gasket and parts from anywhere special will be need one soon :wink3
If it wasnt for all the corrosion around the water jacket I might have considered it but it is really bad and probably only 1/4 of the original thickness in some places

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#25 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat May 08, 2021 4:57 pm

Ok guys had a change of plan, since this car will be going up for sale and im not the kind of person to sell someone a duff car ive decided to bin the original engine and use the unit from the red GTi after a little refresh....

ImageIMG-20210508-WA0026 by John Quincey, on Flickr

First off was to open the engine up and get everything cleaned and checked....


ImageIMG-20210508-WA0023 by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageIMG-20210508-WA0033 by John Quincey, on Flickr

New sent of GLYCO bearings....

ImageIMG-20210508-WA0032 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Pistons all fitted....

ImageIMG-20210508-WA0027 by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageIMG-20210508-WA0028 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Bottom end being built up....

ImageIMG-20210508-WA0031 by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageIMG-20210508-WA0030 by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageIMG-20210508-WA0029 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Now onto the top half....

ImageIMG-20210508-WA0024 by John Quincey, on Flickr

All assembled all valve clearances adjusted....

ImageIMG-20210508-WA0034 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Finally to fit into the car and im pleased to say shes all up and running like a dream again....

ImageIMG-20210508-WA0025 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Next is a good going over to her ready to go on the road for June 1st

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#26 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:27 pm

Gti is finally ready for the MOT :D hoping to get it done is week so can get her up for sale....

Got the brakes stripped, hot washed, cleaned and resealed, painted and i also replaced the disc's and pads all round just to be safe.....

ImageIMG-20210606-WA0001 by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageIMG-20210606-WA0005 by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageIMG-20210606-WA0003 by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageIMG-20210606-WA0002 by John Quincey, on Flickr

I also fitted a set of lowering springs as lets be honest no one wants a GTi that has the same ride height as a bus, nothing to much just 30mm :laughing2 .....

ImageIMG-20210606-WA0004 by John Quincey, on Flickr

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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#27 Post by richard moss » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:36 am

That looks rather smart. The green really suits the shape
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Re: OH 3 door 216 GTi's are like buses it seems

#28 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:23 pm

Many thanks :)

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