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Youtube video Golf mk1 engine swap 1.5JB -> 1.8EX

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Hello everyone,

My name is Stijn (dont try to pronounce that) and im new to this forum.
Recently ive been making youtube videos about the engine swap of my 1982 volksxagen golf mk1.
Ill leave the link to the videos here if anyone is interested.
Ep1:Pulling an engine with an EXCAVATOR | Volkswagen Golf Mk1 Engine Swap Part 1 - YouTube
Ep2:ENGINE REVEAL | Volkswagen Golf Mk1 Engine Swap Part 2 - YouTube

Im not the best videographer nor am i the best mechanic so please be gentle in the comments :)Thank you!

Last edit: by Memphis

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Welcome Memphis,

Watched the videos and you have done a good job but there is a couple of things I would do different like


I found it alot easier to remove the drive shaft flange bolts with the tool above the drive shaft flange so the angle of the shaft and rubber boot don't interfere with the tool you are using.

Exhaust manifold C clamp clips, your way is very dangerous as the clip could ping off in any direction, either buy the right tool for 10 ish or use an up-turned exhaust clamp to spread the clip open. (guides on the web)

Exhaust Spring Clamp Removal Tool VW Audi SEAT Skoda 300mm 5060432083120 | eBay


Exhaust manifold nuts, I would use new copper locking nuts each time I remove the manifold as you don't want them coming undo over time as they are a pain to get to once the engine is in.

VW GOLF MK1 MK2 MK3 T25 CAMPER CORRADO EXHAUST MANIFOLD LOCK NUTS x 8 A713 | eBay


Your front wheel bearing may also be shot now as it's not a good idea to roll the car about with out the drive shafts fitted in the hub, the bearings are under load from the big nut at the end. I also loosen the hub nut with the car on the ground on its wheels so you don't pull the car off it's jack by mistake.

It's just a couple of things I would do different but please keep us updated on how things go and good luck…  :thumbs:   


 

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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You're right about the wheel bearings! Front left was shot but has already been replaced :)

Currently the swap is done but i still have to finish editing all the episodes.

Thank for the tips!

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Let us know when it's done.

I did enjoy the first 2 clips and you have a good looking car.  :thumbs:

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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Youtube video Golf mk1 engine swap 1.5JB -> 1.8EX

Love the videos mate [emoji106][emoji106]

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