Right ive got a mk3 gti and a mk4 gt tdi that is my project car, but am possibly buying another mk4 daily.
Its off of my little brothers friend that i have known for years. Its a 2000 W reg silver 5 door 1.4s.
127k on the clock but with a 2nd engine on 96k. Its been sat for about a month as he says the gearbox is naff. He said he wasn't 100% but he was told the prop shaft had come out? Car still s elects gears 1,2,4 & 5 but third is ropey. Needs the exhaust welding on as it had a powerflow exhaust welded which he has now removed. Comes completely standard except debadged and smoked rear lights. Has 9 months MOT and tax is up at the end of the month. £450?? Sound any good? Ive sourced a gearbox for around £280 and think i can do it myself. Will also be sourcing the bolt kit and drilling the rivets out as i hear they are the main cause of the DUU,DUW & ERT gearbox failures?
Was thinking though that surely if the rivets had sheared then there would be leaking fluid and no gears s electable?
Its a bit of a pain as with it having no exhaust theres not enough compression to keep the engine running, to give it a run to find out how bad it is. But for the sake of £20 to weld the exhaust on ill give it a go and see.
Any help welcomed on this one guys!