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Cupra Overhaul!!

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk3 (2000-2002)' started by Craig!, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    Well this is the current state of my car, once it’s all back together the following will have been added / replaced;

    Standard Parts:

    - Top Mounts
    - Top Mount Bearings
    - Ball Joints
    - Ball Joint Lock Plates
    - Anti-Roll Bar Links
    - Track Rod Ends
    - Wheel Bearings

    Aftermarket Parts:

    - H&R Coilovers
    - Powerflex Wishbone Bushes
    - Powerflex Engine Bed Bushes
    - Powerflex Steering Rack Bushes
    - Powerflex ARB Bushes
    - H&R Front & Rear Roll Bars
    - Vibra-Technics Engine Mounts
    - Aquamist 1S System
    - Secondary Air Pump Blanking Plate
    - New Larger FMIC
    - Neuspeed Short Shifter
    - Peloquin ATB Differential
    - SPEC Stage 3 228mm Clutch
    - SPEC Billet Steel Flywheel
    - Full Gearbox Strip Down + Rebuild

    As well as this, most the bolts will be replaced with new items. All the wishbones, engine bed, front engine sub-frame plus a few other bits freshly painted black. When it’s back together the base of the car in my eye’s is done, all that’s left is to seek a little bit more power :D

    Here’s the pictures;

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    Something missing??

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    I’m sure there was a gearbox there before!?!

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    No wishbones, driveshafts, or any other running gear for that matter.

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    Same as above!

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    Freshly poly bushed, just need to do some welding.

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    Who stole my Forge FMIC… Kev!?!

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    Bunch of bits.

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    Poly bushed front engine sub-frame

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    Slightly warped is an understatement, defiantly due a change.
     
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  2. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    Underside shot.

    Next step is to drop the engine bed to give it a lash of black paint and fit in the engine and gearbox mounts, I’ll update this topic as time goes on. Hoping within the next 2 weeks to have the car back on the road!
     
  3. Black TDI Turbo

    Black TDI Turbo Shussssh Its A Diesel ...

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    God your splashing out the cash aint you?
     
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    Good stuff mate :whistle:
     
  5. jNx

    jNx Active Member

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    Sherrrrweeeet!

    Are you fitting the diff yourself?
     
  6. A9_SLU

    A9_SLU A9 SLU

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    Sounds expensive to me I would love to do this to mine but I just don’t have the time or money:(
     
  7. gavthelad

    gavthelad Bring on the Boooooost

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    thats some serious work there matey......good stuff though! id never have the time to have my car off the road that long, id have to hire a car.......or pinch the missus.
     
  8. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    You're doing it all yourself .... that's going to save you, what, at least £2k in labour?!! Should drive lovely once you get all this done :)
     
  9. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    I decided against fitting the diff myself and left it in the capable hands of Dan-ish off here, he's in the middle of doing it. At the end of the day I'd rather not mess up a £300 box and a £600 diff for the sake of a bit of labour, after all saving enough as it is! :D

    Doing it all myself with the help from a few friends along the way, one of my mates Tom helped me greatly when it came to actually dropping the gearbox out!

    Here's some more pictures from today, borrowed an engine lift so that I could drop the main engine bed, also managed to wire wool the wishbones ready for painting tonight.

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  10. gavthelad

    gavthelad Bring on the Boooooost

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    its gonna be good when its done.....are you planning to bling up the engine bay?
     
  11. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    Not into blinging it up with polised bit's are use, but I am a huge fan of a clean tidy engine bay. Well before work started and winter for that matter, it was nice and clean however since work has started oily hands have tarnished a few things.

    Plus theres more road dust and silt sticking to the OEM sealant / wax oil than I'd like... However I'll start cleaning things up once it's back together. Still in two minds whether to pull the engine out now, do some internal work whilst it's in this state.
     
  12. gavthelad

    gavthelad Bring on the Boooooost

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    yeah you may aswell rip the engine out seeing as you have the crane there to hand, it'l save you more hassle in the future!
     
  13. m0rk

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    certainly makes it easier & nicer to work on if it's all clean. Nice & easy to spot leaks etc too
     
  14. gavthelad

    gavthelad Bring on the Boooooost

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    then some more cleaning after the leak........nice. when i had an oil leak, the wind from driving made it spread pretty much across the whole underside of the front......it certainly aint gonna rust for a while, just make every little bug possible stick to it.lol
     
  15. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    Generally most things have been clean to work with, it's just the chassis legs where the wax oil SEAT has applied has attracted a lot of dust, everything else has been clean to the touch but had small signs of rust or mild age tarnishing.

    However I can't say the same for the front end and hubs which I had previously coated in copper grease, although it was manky to work with it saved time in the fact everything underneath came free easy!

    Know what you mean about the wind factor on fluids, when I first did the oil on the car the front cross member held some and decided to coat the sump, really need to clean it off but again it had been acting as a protectant.
     
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  16. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    Well everythings been painted, the boiler house at work was a huge help when it came to paiting and drying even though it was a little warm in there... haha!

    Will get some more pictures up tomorrow, all thats left to arrive is the ARB's. However will be re-fitting the gearbox regardless at the weekend, that way can get all the box up bits back on.

    The engine bed and wishbones will be built up off the car and lifted up as one item, should make things a little easier. So... Hopefully the car will be back on the road next week sometime! :D
     
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    Been keeping an eye on this thread. Cant wait to see it finished :D
     
  18. cupra_matt

    cupra_matt Audi Technician

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    Excellent stuff mate, i will be keeping an eye on this thread, keep the pics coming.
     
  19. chrisbond69

    chrisbond69 chris bond

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    liking it alot cant wait for finished job, giving me some ideas in the process.
     
  20. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    Can't wait for it to be finished myself, here's a few more pictures of Project Infinity;

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    Power steering Powerflex bush.

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    Steering rack, and random shot.

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    Part's which won't be going back on.

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    Freshly painted wishbone.

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    Ohh... badge snob.

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    Freshly painted engine beds, complete with new bushes.

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    Gearbox mount.

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    Gearbox complete wth Peloquin ATB Differential and full strip down and rebuild.
     

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