Details about 1987 MK2 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GL 4+E 1.8 Repairs/Projec
1987 MK2 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GL 4+E 1.8 Repairs/Projec
“Good solid MK2, starts, runs but not driveable.”
27 Nov, 2013 01:19:26 GMT
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Blackwood, Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Good solid MK2, starts, runs but not driveable.”|
MP3/USB, CD Player
1.8 petrol, with Weber 32/34 Carb fitted. 89k miles, starts, runs but no longer drives, engine requires attention, so going as repairs/project.
Has spent most of it's life in a small village before i bought it, so mainly has been used for shopping trips and such, hence the low mileage for it's age.
Body work is in generally good condition, Bit of corrosion on the bottom edge of the front doors, but not really a problem and replacements can be found cheap when/if it gets much worse. No holes or major rust anywhere else, solid underneath. Had a lot of work done for the last mot, including welding of sils and mountings, Interior is very clean and in good condition, original vw floor mats. Generally pretty tidy for a 26 year old car.
Has been fitted with full coil-overs on front by previous owner, and lowered on springs at that back. Currently sitting on 15" alloys, but they could do with repainting or rubbing back down to the metal if you'd prefer them silver. no curb marks. it's had GTI bumpers fitted by previous owner. GU engine code, same bottom end as the GTI just non-injection head and slightly different internals i believe, pulls well, recently had 2 new front tyres, timing belt, plugs, leads, coil, ignition module, GTI cam, new battery, rocker gasket, Carb mounting flange, oil filter housing, oil filter all within the last few months. Does need nearside wheel bearing done, but i do have one to be fitted just not had the time yet, so if it's not done by the time it's sold that comes with it. Also will come with other spares such as Cam, ignition module, cv boot kit, coil etc.
Has a few minor issues, but i just no longer have the resources and time to give it the maintenance it needs. This would make an ideal winter project for someone, or is perfect for someone with space and tools to sort a few small issues.
Those issues being, knocking from the head, suspect a bent valve, also oil pump possibly failing. A head swap and new pump or full engine swap would sort this out right away, starts and runs but then stalls underload. A full replacement engine can be found for around 100, even with that it's still a big saving on what one of these can fetch in full working order.
Drivers door unlocks but doesn't always pull the catch to open, have tried to realign it but a new set of handles would prob sort this out right away, rear passenger side lever also snapped on me just yesterday. Nearside front wheel bearing needs changed, but i have a kit for this which i will supply with the car, along with any other spares i have for it (cam, cv boot kit, spare modules etc)
Other than those small issues it's a great car, i will really miss it, but i just don't have the time and space for it with other commitments at present.
Will be sad to see it go, it has been very good to me, but i just haven't really got the time, resources and space to give it the attention it needs to bring it back to it's best at the moment. So would prefer it to go to good home that can.
Still has around 3/4 of a tank of premium fuel in it too =/
Car is not currently driveable, so would need to be towed or trailered away. Can advise of local service that will do this for around £50.
Is advertised elsewhere, so could end at any time.
Feel free to contact with any questions, offers welcome.