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Re: Things to look for when buying a VR6 GTI? (avery0829)

what year car is it in?
OBD1 or OBD2
12v or 24v
Manual or Automatic
Look for things you would look for on any car;
Leaks, broken parts, heavy rust, messed up wires, parts rubbing, big enough brakes (at least 10.1 and all wheel disc).
Drive it around make sure it goes, stops, steers, and doesnt make a lot of noise.
Check the undercarage for oil leaks and/or a smashed pan.
Whens the last time the chains and guides were changed?
Does it have the correct cluster, steering colum inside, and updated fuse box?
Lots of crap to check for if youre gonna use it as a daily, but if you still wanna work on it, then some things can just be passed over.
 

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It would be a daily. Its an 89, 12V, manual. I'll post pictures a little later with the specs. I was told to look for rust specifically at the strut towers, floor boards and wheel wells. Any other places?
 

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Re: (avery0829)

Quote, originally posted by avery0829 »
It would be a daily. Its an 89, 12V, manual. I'll post pictures a little later with the specs. I was told to look for rust specifically at the strut towers, floor boards and wheel wells. Any other places?
Around the windshield near the wiper holes. X2 on the wiring, make sure the obd scan plug works so you can check for codes.
 

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Re: (VDub2625)

Quote, originally posted by VDub2625 »
If it's an 89 make sure it was changed to CE2. It's likely a hack job if it wasn't.

Some 89's were ce2.
 

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Re: (GLI_DRIVER)

Quote, originally posted by GLI_DRIVER »

Some 89's were ce2.

Not GTIs. If it's US built, it's that crappy US wiring, and if it's Mexican built, it's CE1. Mexico didn't swap to CE2 until car #006601 (Golf or Jetta) in 1990.


Modified by VDub2625 at 5:48 PM 1-13-2008
 

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if he still has the donor car or shell you can carfax it to find out how many miles are on the motor...
and if he says chains are done ask for a receipt.
 

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Re: (VDub2625)

Quote, originally posted by VDub2625 »

Not GTIs. If it's US built, it's that crappy US wiring, and if it's Mexican built, it's CE1. Mexico didn't swap to CE2 until car #006601 (Golf or Jetta) in 1990.

Modified by VDub2625 at 5:48 PM 1-13-2008

There were U.S. built Mk2s in '89??
 

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Re: (Mk2 SAiNT)

They stopped building US cas in 5/88, but a few have slipped through. I know I've seen one or two. Must have been extra stock or something.
 
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