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    dr_mat replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    ..and when you start talking about "spare engine", perhaps it's time to take a step back to the beginning of the process and work out how you get...
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    dr_mat replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Well this is it .. you find yourself a grand and a half in and you're told it needs another one or two on top .. are you able to bail out without it...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
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    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....
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    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...
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    The only way to fix traffic problems is for fewer people to drive .. that's it. And that means people have to either work less far from home (average...
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