A16 GTX - a long story

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Re: A16 GTX - 'real' enough for me

Post by wreckgar » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:16 am

lol saw your wheels today near new malden, looking good!



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Re: A16 GTX - 'real' enough for me

Post by GTXTRA » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:15 pm

Been a bit concerned re oil consumption on this one - had feared piston rings or at least valve stem oil seals.....................anyway, had a cylinder compression test and a very thorough checkover of all the breather pipes and connections with Tim at the Phirm today.
Compression all fine - number 1 cylinder slightly lower than 2,3 and 4 but all well within tolerances.

Another fun drive home - the long way. :hugegrin:


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Re: A16 GTX - 'real' enough for me

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:04 pm

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Re: A16 GTX - 'real' enough for me

Post by GTXTRA » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:36 pm

Only added about 700 miles since Edition, another bloody oil leak, this thing seems to eat rocker cover gaskets.........


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Re: A16 GTX - 'real' enough for me

Post by mr.brown » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:38 pm

GTXTRA wrote:Only added about 700 miles since Edition, another bloody oil leak, this thing seems to eat rocker cover gaskets.........
Oil pressure issue? That's the usual suspect for blowing the top gasket.



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Re: A16 GTX - 'real' enough for me

Post by GTXTRA » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:48 pm

mr.brown wrote:
GTXTRA wrote:Only added about 700 miles since Edition, another bloody oil leak, this thing seems to eat rocker cover gaskets.........
Oil pressure issue? That's the usual suspect for blowing the top gasket.

hi mate, as mentioned earlier, it had a check on that down at the phirm back in the spring - all in order.


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Re: A16 GTX - 'real' enough for me

Post by thebrief_1979 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:43 pm

had the same problem myself - very small leak but def from rocker cover gasket - I am using the cork ones at the moment for authenticity reasons and have sold all my rubber ones - think i am going to have to give in and go for a mk3 golf rubber gasket and replace the studs and bolts also.

I put it down to not using it though - i recon the cork dries out - only a theory though


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Re: A16 GTX - 'real' enough for me

Post by Reverend Frog » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:59 pm

I changed mine for a cork one in my first year of ownership and it was grand after that


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Re: A16 GTX - 'real' enough for me

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:15 pm

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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:19 pm

replaced a stretched seat cable on this one this morning, hope to get an MOT sorted at months end.


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTIBEASTA » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:26 pm

This has made some nice saturday evening reading!



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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Head gasket, as i've been suspecting for a while, needs changing, it's gone at the rear offside - apparently a regular KR weakpoint.

Off to Dr Saunders @ the Phirm in time for Inters.


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by Bill » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:38 pm

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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:51 pm

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112k miles on what is now a 27 year old engine - can't complain too much to be honest and having had a new oil pump/bearings done last year I'll know all is well for a while longer once sorted.


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:21 pm

In for head gasket and cambelt today and, on inspection, the head in dire need of some decoking and general rebuild/tlc.

Explains why this hasn't always felt as special as the 16v people suggest it should compared to the DX cars.

Back on the road in time for Inters fingers crossed.

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