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have to sell the mk4 gti 1.8t so i went with the next best thing a 92 montana green 16v hehe just wanted to see what you all think,
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...56684
any thing i should do to it off the bat? i need a new pass door if any one knows where i can get a montana green door let me know or any other body part thats montana green. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: just bought a mk2 gti 16v thought i would say whats up :D (LO-vw)

new cam belt and tensioner and some fresh oil n filter would be good
good luck http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: just bought a mk2 gti 16v thought i would say whats up :D (pigbladder)

Gared - I'll help you out, buddy. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif



 

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Re: just bought a mk2 gti 16v thought i would say whats up :D (LO-vw)

you lucky bastard

i watched that car on ebay. congrats on your purchase. yeah get the timing belt done asap, along with a good tune up.
 

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Re: just bought a mk2 gti 16v thought i would say whats up :D (pigbladder)

its got a new head on it so it should have a new belt and tensinor like the recipt says. so just oil then? whats good in mk2? im thinking of the high milage valvolene oil. i hear its good for the bearings and stuff even for new motors
 

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ya its sittig in my drive way with the front grill off awaiting paint, and i laied the rear wiper flat. and just ordered short shifter and cruse control
 

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I'm a buddy of Gared's and we gave it a good look .. The motor is just about brand new! Completely new head, all gaskets, belts, etc. The motor will run a long, long time.
The only downfall of the car is a few bends in the lips and some "hidden" door dings. Otherwise, the car is in phenominal condition. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Sweet car good deal http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: just bought a mk2 gti 16v thought i would say whats up :D (LO-vw)

Quote, originally posted by LO-vw »
so just oil then? whats good in mk2? im thinking of the high milage valvolene oil. i hear its good for the bearings and stuff even for new motors

Depends on where you live and the climate in your area. Doesn't hurt to try the Valvoline stuff but I have a 1990 2.0 16v Jetta GLI that has near 180K on the odo and here in sunny So Cal, I use nothing but Castrol GTX 20w50 all year round. Nothing special...just regular heavy weight oil...I've never even tried synthetic but have seen NO problems at all. The 16v engine love 20w50 oil if the outside temperature is hot otherwise a good 10w40 or 15w40 will do.
Other things to look at is the water pump and the coolant system. If you need to change the water pump, you might as well do a complete coolant system flush and install G12 coolant (the pink stuff from the dealer) along with a bottle of RedLine Water Wetter to cool things down. While you have the water pump out, swap the stock thermostat for a lower temperature 176 degree F thermostat and lower temp fan switch which should help keep your engine cool. Flush out all of the power steering fluid and replace it with either factory fluid which can be pretty expensive, or you can get by with Valvoline Syn Power fluid which I have been using for over 3 years with no problems. Eventually you will also want to change out your brake fluid for fresh new fluid as well. Make sure the transmission fluid has been changed otherwise you need to do that ASAP. Overall just worry about the normal maintainence stuff for now and when the engine is running well, then you can look into more performance mods.
 

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Re: just bought a mk2 gti 16v thought i would say whats up :D (Ted)

Ted -
All of that is done already .. Previous owner put like $4,000 into it right before he sold it!!!! I saw the reciepts and proceeded to hugging Gared on the purchase.
 

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on wow thanks every one on the advice. you guys brought up some things that i havent thougt about http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif know any place or one selling montana green passanger doors?
 

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Re: just bought a mk2 gti 16v thought i would say whats up :D (LO-vw)

I was watching that auction too. Keep the wheels on there!!
 

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Re: just bought a mk2 gti 16v thought i would say whats up :D (Sebeck1)

ya i just found some stock lips for sale (most of mine are toast.) and i want to paint the center black and polish the lip.
any one recomend the best way to polish thoe bbs lips? then clear them?
 
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