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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Bought this car a while ago from a friend. It had a blown steering rack, so I got it cheap.
The car is 1998 1.8t euro GTI, AGU engine with 06A block and 058 head.

Plans
-full engine rebuild
-Maxpeedingrods rods
-Supertech stainless exhaust valves
-Maxpeedingrods gt3076
-ebay exhaust manifold
-Ebay 38mm tial wastegate
-Bar-Tek manual timing belt tensioner
-Front mount intercooler and 2.5" piping
-bigger injectors
-RM Racing speeduino ecu
-PLX wideband o2
-electric boost control
-battery relocation
-diy 3" downpipe and exhaust
-braided brake lines, new hardlines, Greenstuff pads and new discs
-4-pad sintered clutch
-044 fuel pump and an6 fuel lines
-new steering rack and windshield
-BC Racing coilovers
 

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I wish I had painted my block when I had it out. If I ever pull it again it’ll be bright red.
 

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Got the engine almost all cleaned up and polished and painted the intake manifold. Peep my crank pulley bolt removal tool

Now I'm trying to decide between the Emerald k6 and the RM PNP from lowcostracingsolutions. If anyone has experience from these (or other fairly simple ecu solutions) please let me know.

 

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Got the head off the engine and upon greater inspection I discovered that the exhaust cam has worn out a bit and #1 cylinder exhaust valves have a leak. A minor setback, I was hoping that I wouldn't have to touch the head at all.


Got the valve cover painted too and I think it looks pretty good with the polished manifold.
 

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I've been doing some work under the car.

New rotors, greenstuff pads, braided lines, new hardlines and parts for the caliper rebuilds.

Brake lines replaced and wheel wells painted

Front spindles and rear axle torn down and ready for sandblast and paint.
 

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