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Mk5 Golf GTI :)
Looks a great example tbf.
Sorry just seen your reply - I'm in West Yorks and TBH there aren't many Honda specialists around these parts. Any easy jobs I have friends that can help me out. I follow VTEC Monkeys on FB, been very tempted at so much aftermarket stuff however I'm trying to refrain as want to keep it OEM as possible!
Tegiwa rep of the GruppeM is also a good alternative, had one on my DC5. Sounds like an S2000 touring car with one on.
Didn't realise these were bad for rust, tbh.
I did have a set of NGK plugs at the ready so I swapped them over anyway just as a full refresh. The K20A suffers from something called the 'K20A sneeze' where it makes a pretty loud crunching noise upon startup, since I changed the plugs it's never done it (touch wood!), any folks know if this is just a coincidence?
Small but worthy update.
MOT passed last week with zero advisories, cracking result (2nd year on the trot too). Car is also booked in for a full underbody restoration and underseal in September.
Finally, booked provisional track time at the end of August at Blyton, first time on track so no doubt I'll be a bag of nerves but always wanted to do it.
Went hiking on Saturday in the North Yorkshire Moors and set off a little earlier so I can cane it round a few country lanes, weather was dodgy but still had a blast. PFA.
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Small little update, wanted to get the rear arch liners off to see how the rear arches looked as these are the prime spot on these for rust, I've seen some horrific looking arches so safe to say I was a bit anxious about them.
Unfortunately being a complete newbie mekanic I bought a jack that didn't get the car high enough to get the jack stands under - luckily @leeds2592 lives 3 doors down so came round with his to help a neighbour out.
Also, unfortunate as it was one of the arch liner bolts was completely rusted and wouldn't budge, but managed to peel the liners back to have a bit of an inspection to see what we're dealing with.
Safe to say, it's one of the good ones, same on both sides
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I'll pick up a new jack shortly and get this wire brushed down, then will treat with Kurust, primed and waxoyl'd.
If anybody is curious as to how bad the rear arches and sills can get, this is one of the recent posts by an EP3 broker
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You may have been parked to the right of us, there was me plus two lads in an Exige and a white EK9!