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  • pfnsht's Avatar
    24 Minutes Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    ahhh I see thanks Mat, could well be an issue down there then, though I hope not. Good info. Almost don't want to get it fixed for fear of...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    51 Minutes Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread Steering Wheel in Wanted
    I have my old one sitting in the shed. It's fine, but typical 140k miles usage marks. I replaced it because a new one cam available rather than...
    2 replies | 70 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    53 Minutes Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    You would likely not see blue smoke unless you're really keen eyed tbh. If it was belching enough to be that obvious you would be using a hell of a...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Dox's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I had no choice in the matter, I broke the car once the mot ran out.
    5 replies | 55 view(s)
  • eugopnosaj's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Oh right, and you were happy it being given a CAT N status? Oh I've travelled distances to get various correct parts for my VR so that isn't an...
    5 replies | 55 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Yea I do try and tell myself parts are reasonable compared to other marques. The only thing that annoys me about the corrado is obsolete parts and...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Yeah Porsche are ****bags , think the boxters and caymans suffered from the same problems to. Must admit I do still have a softspot for the 996 such...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • fla's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    fla replied to a thread MK4/Polo Shifter in Drivetrain
    any idea on the mk5 shifter?
    61 replies | 20812 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    That 964 would have epic and worth a bit today. Those prices are insane. Porsche have been a bit naughty with those engines. BMW had something with...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Yeah the scary thing is all 911 manafuctured from 1998 - 2009 are prone to several catastrophic engine failures that lead to a 10k engine rebuild ,...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Yeah I’ve seen the issue on the 996’s plus the IMS bearing. That and the headlights put me off the only 911 I could ever afford!! Shame the air...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I had a Porsche 911 996 a few years back and it started drinking oil and sooty exhaust tip at 67k on the clock, full history in mint condition , had...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I'll let Stealth inspect it for bore wear, I'm sure they'll advise what's best. The chains, clutch and head refurb is a package they do. I believe...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Dox's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    It was CAT N (non structural), CAT S is structural. £1500 or £1350 and I kept the salvage, dented bumper, scratched grill and bonnet for an 03...
    5 replies | 55 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Would it not be worth getting the bores inspected for ovulation and scoring if carrying out a head rebuild , mine was drinking about half a litre...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Do note that the car may still burn oil after all that work due to bore wear. Sorry there is no magic bullet to a new Corrado.. there are always...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    That does sound a fair price with clutch included what is the head refurb include ?
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • eugopnosaj's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Did that not mean that yours was written off if you had to buy it back? I can drive it but cannot open the drivers door so it probably isn't ideal to...
    5 replies | 55 view(s)
  • lilfuzzer's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    lilfuzzer replied to a thread Steering Wheel in Wanted
    I do but needs recovering
    2 replies | 70 view(s)
  • Dox's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    I had a non fault accident last year, the car stayed with me and I bought it back for 10% of the pre accident valuation. They inspected the car on...
    5 replies | 55 view(s)
  • eugopnosaj's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Morning all. Yesterday my Jeep and I were involved in a relatively slow side impact collision with a Fiesta (which came off a lot worse) I have...
    5 replies | 55 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I've had a indicative quote from Stealth for clutch, chains, head refurb and gasket for 1650 inc VAT. It's going to take a few months to pull that...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • seanl82's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    seanl82 replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    From what I've heard, the valves can be replaced but the send back unrepairable units if there is physical damage either internally or externally, as...
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    I suppose it depends what was wrong with it ultimately. As you say they can't get new parts.
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Dox's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    Dox replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    There are people on this forum who've had there units returned to them after being charged the initial testing fee and the units deemed unrepairable....
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    They are usually very reliable, I've no doubt the supply of working valves will not disappear for a while.
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • JonhG's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    I used the https://rental24h.com/ hire car service. Quite satisfactory. The benefit is that the Internet is always there. Because we was be in a...
    5 replies | 1646 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Def one of those jobs that is worth getting a fixed price and calling experienced VW specialist. The last owner had it done down south it would prob...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I suppose it could be burning oil too, it's just I've never seen the puffs of blue and have had my wife follow while I drive. If sporadic I would...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Dox's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Dox replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    As I understand it spares are unavailable for the pumps, BBA cannibalise old units and reflow the solder joints to produce a Frankenstein, so there's...
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I was going to say exactly this. Doesn't look too bad to me.. FWIW they also burn a lot sporadically at this sort of age so judge it on how badly you...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Cheers Keyo. I was hoping to have a cheaper year this year having spent £3,750 on it last year!
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I wouldnt get to overwhelmed by it old cars always leak a bit of oil in the engine bay. If you want to be proactive you could have a compression test...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Cheers guys. The crank seal probably should be changed when having chains done, along with the clutch. The crank seal sits behind the flywheel so...
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    Don't know whether it was a coincidence but my abs unit went shortly after the car spent a day in the oven after some paintwork got done. But yes....
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread Headlights still poor in Exterior
    For the record, today I succeeded in using a pair of adjusters off a MK1 Scirocco (£2 each from VW heritage), an M5 lock nut and a 40mm penny washer...
    6 replies | 807 view(s)
  • NWDSdax's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    NWDSdax replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    The spare unit is faulty also! But I can send that one off to be repaired, then once it detours just a matter of swapping them over rather than...
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Would crank seal be commonly changed when changing the timing belt because I believe the gearbox has to be removed.
    24 replies | 204 view(s)
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