Facelift EK9 B18C Project



BillyT_EK9

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Update! Finally got round to doing some more on the engine and gearbox. Both stripped, cleaned and painted. Also nice tegiwa order showed up, cylinder head is getting sent away soon along with flywheel then on to the rebuild and get the engine and gearbox in the car. More updates very soon!
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BillyT_EK9

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More progress this week as I have time off work, cylinder got stripped down and dropped off to get cleaned, pressure tested, valve stem seals replaced, very slight skim and valves lapped in.
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Also snapped the temperature sensor for the clocks so that's getting sorted whilst at engineering shop along with getting the Fidenza lightweight flywheel I have resurfaced. Bottom end is now back together with all gaskets and seals replaced. New oil pickup pipe and new baffled sump. Starting to look decent now, cant wait to get the head back and fitted.
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shieldsy94

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I'm proper jealous of how clean that block is. Don't think mine has ever been cleaned at it sure shows!

How is the sump? I remember watching that Adam Ivell on Youtube and he was having problems with it leaking. Unsure if he just didn't seal it properly.
 


BillyT_EK9

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I'm proper jealous of how clean that block is. Don't think mine has ever been cleaned at it sure shows!

How is the sump? I remember watching that Adam Ivell on Youtube and he was having problems with it leaking. Unsure if he just didn't seal it properly.
Yet to finish building up the engine man. Used a new genuine gasket so should be good.
 


BillyT_EK9

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Had a mate with a fancy camera take some photos of the car last week, can't beat the champ white and Spoon Sports bonnet combo I reckon. Motivated to make some good progress now!
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BillyT_EK9

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Been reading loads of old threads recently, really giving me lots of motivation, most parts now either on way or already here including a full Rywire engine harness. Just waiting on getting head back from engineering shop. Needed a bit more work than first thought, all valve guides have been replaced with Ferrera bronze guides and also needed two new exhaust valves. Hope to get it back this week and engine built up over the weekend if so!!
 


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Be interested to know how you get on with that harness as I've heard a few people say they had issues with theirs and its put me off doing it
 


BillyT_EK9

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Be interested to know how you get on with that harness as I've heard a few people say they had issues with theirs and its put me off doing it
Well fingers crossed. Went for it as I like the motorsport style and the fact its eaily tucked and all new rather than buying a used one. Will report back once it arrives!
 





BillyT_EK9

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Bit of an update, finally got the head back from the engineering shop after over a month of waiting.... cleaned, tested, skimmed, new bronze ferrera valve guides fitted along with new OEM stem seals and two new exhaust valves as they were pitted.
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Also had a delivery from tegiwa of a new Exedy clutch kit and OEM flywheel bolts and the Rywire harness, ground kit and charge harness arrived, quality is great, very happy with it.

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Also had some free time the other night and painted a couple of brackets for the block and took the starter motor apart and painted it, will add some photos of the starter once I put it back together.
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Planning to go to the shed this week and start to reassemble the engine. Also going to be trading in my current daily driver (65 plate Audi S3 for a 14 plate Passat.....yawn. But should free up some funds for the EK9 and with the parts I have already things should start to speed up a bit more progress wise!!
 

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