Yeah that's just a GTi engine with a badge on it. There are no VVL solenoids on the right hand side and VVL valve covers were all painted and not bare metal like the GTi engine, so would never look like that.
No it is not stock. What makes you think that, just a sticker on the rocker cover or something else?
Get some pictures up and I can tell you if it is or not. specifically the right hand side of the rocker cover area.
Found it, maybe a bit faded but in good nick. just needs some adhesive on the back. You can have it for a fiver to cover a jiffy bag and postage.
Obviously not sure when I can actually post it in these crazy times but let me know.
Guessing this is the slide pins, if it was siezed in and has sheared that it's going to be an arse to get out.
If you can get the caliper off by taking the other bolt out and then get the carrier off, you might be able to get it out and replace the slide pin(s)
Not really, the engines are bulletproof and if you do have an issue a replacement is cheap enough.
The rear inner arches are the main area, pull the side carpets back in the boot and look around the seatbelt mounting bolt area. If there is rust there it has gone through multiple skins and will...
So many factors and at this point probably whatever someone is willing to pay.
If there is minimal rust (let's face it there will be some) then maybe around 1k.
If it's very rusty then it's probably worth half that or less as someone will probably just break it.
It's a shame and they should...