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    Car looks great ! Did you sell the 17's ?

    Car looks great !
    Did you sell the 17's ?
  2. VIC Nice car, please let me know if the sale doesn’t...

    Nice car, please let me know if the sale doesn’t go through!!
  3. Thread: Vw 172 GTI

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    Bit of an update .... Found a super rare set of...

    Bit of an update ....
    Found a super rare set of Pirelli P slots in 15 inch. Even better its a set of 5!
    They came mint after a refurb.
    Still got to black the Pirelli symbol.

    ...
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    Hi Grant, spot on mate. There were so many...

    Hi Grant, spot on mate.
    There were so many different opinions and ideas but yes sir you were 100% on the money. At least I've learned so much about k- jet and know my way around it now. Probably...
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    Ok gents so this is what happened ..... When I...

    Ok gents so this is what happened ..... When I refurbed the fuel tank I used a fuel tank sealer. To be honest it worked great, maybe too great! It worked so great that it blocked everything in the...
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    So another month has passed and now the GTI is...

    So another month has passed and now the GTI is running!!
    Long story and I'll go into it another time but for now it's passed roadworthy and on Victorian club plates. Still a few little gremlins to...
  7. Thread: WTB Mk1 GTi

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    VIC Just saw a Mk1 Gti on gumtree $25000. Sorry don't...

    Just saw a Mk1 Gti on gumtree $25000. Sorry don't know how to add the link...
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    QLD Just saw a Mk1 Gti on gumtree $25000. Sorry don't...

    Just saw a Mk1 Gti on gumtree $25000. Sorry don't know how to add the link...
  9. Thread: Vw 172 GTI

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    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/impo...

    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/imported/2017/05/th_IMG_1076mp4-1.jpg

    Not sure if the video will work.
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    It's been awhile since I've updated the thread....

    It's been awhile since I've updated the thread.
    Received the Kjet rebuild kit and straight away started stripping the fuel distributor . The kit I bought was the Salvox brand and pretty happy with...
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    Ripped the exhaust off tonight and still no...

    Ripped the exhaust off tonight and still no difference, at least that's another tick off the list. Can't wait for the Kjet rebuild kit to arrive.
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    Yes Sir, done a compression test and all 4...

    Yes Sir, done a compression test and all 4 cylinders were fine.
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    Hey mate, done a vacuum test and all good.

    Hey mate, done a vacuum test and all good.
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    Cheers Scotty, I appreciate all help. I've...

    Cheers Scotty,

    I appreciate all help.
    I've tried another mk1 dizzy ( which is running), and still no luck. Decided to open the dizzy, inspect it and clean it . Installed the cleaned dizzy and...
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    Righto Gents, Car is still not running, but it...

    Righto Gents,

    Car is still not running, but it might be the dizzy....
    So what have been done ,
    - Stripped and cleaned Kjet distributor in ultrasonic cleaner.
    - Basic set metering head arm to...
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    Hi guys , thanks for the replies and advice. Been...

    Hi guys , thanks for the replies and advice. Been hectic lately and no the car is still not running under load.
    I am planning to do some more work tomorrow and will give a detailed description...
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    Lucky 13 ( Dan) came around this arvo to help me...

    Lucky 13 ( Dan) came around this arvo to help me work on the old girl.
    We've decided to go back to basics and start at the beginning again.
    Checked all 4 cylinders and all 4 checked out fine....
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    Hi All, Still no luck with the car. Running...

    Hi All,

    Still no luck with the car. Running out of ideas....
    Again the car starts, idles and revs without too much trouble . As soon as you stick it in gear and under loads the car conks out and...
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    To all the Mk1 gurus. I NEED HELP !!!! So...

    To all the Mk1 gurus.

    I NEED HELP !!!!

    So the car went for pre- roadworthy today. And it's not looking good.
    The car starts and idle . The timing has been done too I might add.
    When you stand...
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    Hi gents thanks for the kind words and advice....

    Hi gents thanks for the kind words and advice.
    Probably going to go double lights George, to me they just make the car look wider and lower.
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    Had another huge night last night and called it...

    Had another huge night last night and called it just before midnight. So bloody close now!!!
    Got the motor turning over, started it up and done the timing.
    No fuel, water or oil leaks
    ...
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    Had another huge night last night and called it...

    Had another huge night last night and called it just before midnight. So bloody close now!!!
    Got the motor turning over, started it up and done the timing.
    No fuel, water or oil leaks
    Took the...
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    Next on the agenda Interior. Big thanks to Dan (...

    Next on the agenda Interior.
    Big thanks to Dan ( Lucky 13) in assisting me with the interior.
    Having no experience with roof linings and hearing all sorts of horror stories, the roof lining came...
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    Cheers Scotty, Been flat out everyday working...

    Cheers Scotty,

    Been flat out everyday working on the GTI. It's a matter of work, and then work on the car straight after work till late...
    Had a win with gunky/ rusty fuel tank.
    Bought some POR...
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    Had another productive session on the GTI after...

    Had another productive session on the GTI after work.
    Installed the K-Jet, metering head, air box , injectors, warm up regulator, brake fluid reservoir, coil and a few other bits and pieces. The...
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