Rocky Mountain Club B5

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Title: 16v Project
Post by: KWilson on February 12, 2008, 08:46:09 AM
I picked up a new project on Saturday.


I got pretty much everything under the hood from a 2.0 16v.  Now, to start sorting and cleaning.

It's going in the 85 GTI.
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: ColoradoB5 on February 13, 2008, 09:34:20 AM
Nice!  My wife's 92 Passat had the same engine.  Peppy little sucker!

I always wanted to turbocharge it.
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: KWilson on April 07, 2008, 08:28:25 PM
8v came out on Saturday.

Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: 34k on April 08, 2008, 08:32:44 AM
Very nice! Warm weather has us all back to "work" ;)
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: on June 09, 2008, 11:16:25 PM
Any more finished pictures Keith?

Hows it run? :)
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: KWilson on June 10, 2008, 10:01:52 AM
Hey Dan,

Good to see you over here.

I have about 120 miles on the swap now.  It runs great - definately a good upgrade from the 8v.

I actually started it up for the first time using the 8v ECU and knock box, and it ran surprisingly well.  Now, it has a 16v CIS-E ECU and a 8v knock box.  A 16v knock box that I purchased from the Vortex classifieds should be on its way.  That should give me a higher rev limit and more correct ignition timing.

I still have a couple of things to finish up like cleaning up the wiring, etc.  I'll try to take and post some pictures soon. 

I do have an issue with a loud belt/rubbing noise that is most apparant at startup, but mostly goes away when the car is warmed up.  I have not been able to figure it out.  It seems to be coming from the crank pully/water pump area.  It's still there when I disconnect the V belt, so I don't think it's the water pump, and I have pretty much ruled out the brand new timing belt tensioner as I have swapped in the old one without any changes.  Removing the timing belt covers has no affect on the noise either, so it's probably not the timing belt rubbing on the cover.  If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to suggestions.

Also, if anyone's looking for MK2 parts, I have a bunch of stuff that I need to get rid of including an 8v engine, transmission, shifter box & linkage, 2 sets of A/C stuff, power steering rack and pump, and a complete subframe.
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: on June 10, 2008, 08:04:45 PM
Good to hear its up and running great!
It was a strong running motor in my Gli. I just needed a bit more juice. got used to it over the years. the 16v is a good motor.Im sure its much better then the motor you had in the 85 power wise.

That noise i do remember. I know what ya mean as far as when it would warm up it would go away. I never looked into it really. I always thought it was the plastic warped cover hitting it until it was warmed up.

maybe you'll find it ne of these days.


Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: KWilson on June 11, 2008, 12:18:18 PM
Here's some pictures of the engine in the car.




I wish I would have asked you about the noise earlier.  I think I've had the timing belt off 4 or 5 times trying to see what the deal was. :(  At least now, I can do a timing belt job in 15 minutes.  ;D
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: 34k on June 11, 2008, 12:26:54 PM
Looks good Keith!
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 17, 2008, 09:35:35 PM
Looks good Keith!

Ditto, that's hot!

Hey Dan, good to see you around.  You and Robin still have your GTIs?

They were nice too.
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: on June 17, 2008, 09:52:47 PM
Hey Winston, Thanks..just thought i would post up over here since i have done a few of the members cars recently. always a good group of guys over here.
Robin still has his cars.. hes been building his 92 gti fr a few years now. almost complete.its pretty crazy, youll all see soon.
he has a golf vr as a daily aswell.

i let the gti go 4 or so years ago actually.
its in Sarasota Florida at 1552 designs. it is currently being sold to a buddy of mine in texas. its been around the country.. pretty crazy. still in decent shape which is amazing.

i have a jetta gli right now.


dang mk2s.. cant seem to get away from them.. ;D

are you back in Colorado or still on the east coast?
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 20, 2008, 09:49:41 AM
Nice cars Dan, your MK2s are always great.  They are classic, so you can't go wrong with them.

I still have the B5 and transferred back to CO about 14 months ago.  I love the white and black GLI with the tag STRM TRPR.  I never thought about it that way, but it kind of is.  I guess that makes mine Darth Vader with the tinted tails!  LOL.
Title: Re: 16v Project
Post by: on July 01, 2008, 12:05:44 AM
Thanks for the kind words..

Good to hear your back Winston.

Eric and I talked about it long ago and finally got plates.
heres his.

good times.. :)

didnt mean to hijack Keiths thread.. sorry man.