A16 GTX - a long story

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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:07 pm

still not home - new valves were needed too.

head as delivered back to the phirm on friday.

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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by Mr Funk » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:08 pm

Shiny, polished head.

Pfffft


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:19 am

About to get the three trains down to the Phirm to pick the valver up.

Long route home via the Surrey Hills later!


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:12 pm

slight hitch on saturday, pick up delayed until this evening.

surrey hills like never before in this one - engine has actual torque now. amazing.

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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:45 pm

A weekend of steering wheel changes/swaps begins with this old NARDI/Votex wheel being fitted to the 16v.

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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:58 pm

These KR engines are fussy buggers.

Seems there has been some sort of breathing issue,an apparent leak turned out to be an oil soaked airbox duct/k&n filter. All cleaned up and, whilst down at the Phirm, had a bit of a tune up - fuel pressure tweek, co2 adjustment plus got the throttle pedal/cable adjusted 'just so' after the summer head rebuild.

Must confess - also had the airbox drilled. Even though my favourite A25/Surrey Hills route back was infested by every scooter psycho, white van muppet, honda jazz doing 28mph you can imagine I still had a real rorty blast back to the smoke.


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by daveyg » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:43 pm

Always enjoy seeing an update and of course pictures of this car, i cant explain why but everything about it is just "right"
Keep up the good work :beers:



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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:21 pm

Not the biggest change to report - a split rear seat came up courtesy of the mr funk monza strip down and after 20 years this GTX has a split rear seat again.

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Needs some work tbh but for the moment it's perfect.

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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:25 am

MOT - Check.

20 years since this won Rocco show and shine at GTI Inters 1993 (with sadly now RIP mate who owned it at the time) so some more tweeking (wheels??) and tidying beckon in advance of Inters 2013.


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:21 am

GTXTRA wrote:MOT - Check.

20 years since this won Rocco show and shine at GTI Inters 1993 (with sadly now RIP mate who owned it at the time) so some more tweeking (wheels??) and tidying beckon in advance of Inters 2013.
Was that the guy I met in 2009 at the hotel in Leicester, he was not old?


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:22 am

ianaudia4 wrote:
GTXTRA wrote:MOT - Check.

20 years since this won Rocco show and shine at GTI Inters 1993 (with sadly now RIP mate who owned it at the time) so some more tweeking (wheels??) and tidying beckon in advance of Inters 2013.
Was that the guy I met in 2009 at the hotel in Leicester, he was not old?

Yep - the big C got him sadly.


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:04 pm

That is not good, he was a decent bloke.


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:16 pm

Been down at the Phirm for a while - the sooty exhaust and the the general lethargy (compared to the Mk1 in particular!) resulted in me committing to new piston rings.

Other issues uncovered - soft piston rings...some 'in line' with each other, huge gaps (cylinder no.2 gap 4x larger the 1,3 and 4 bizarrely).

Also whilst the plumbing is all being re-done too I've elected to remove the AC on this one - saves about 30kg.


So finally I will have a KR rocco that goes like a KR should - and without all that extra weight.


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by GTXTRA » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:53 pm

30-35kg less weight over the front axle?


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Re: A16 GTX - a long story

Post by mark1gls » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:05 pm

:shock: :shock: Have you lost the bottom cambelt cover and wheels which are in the picture!... :hugegrin:


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