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  1. Just a thought after silently reading this thread. If you're buying pumps and casings to separate is it worth sourcing a 2nd hand original mk3 golf pump assembly and swapping in the 4bar vdo pump? Assume this issue is because the NOS stuff has been made from inferior plastic whereas the originals are made out of better plastic and assume are going to be better than jp group casings. I'm only thinking this as the pump i removed from my mk3 and now reinstalled so can't photo it looked the same as my corrado from memory except it is 3 bar. I could be wrong about casings but thought it worth mentioning as mk3 pumps can be had for not a lot of money. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. Ahh if no 109 then you have no ECU control so that is probably your spark issue. With regards to testing the coil pull a lead and insert spark and crank - check for spark. However wait until 109 is installed. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  3. Do you have spark but no fuel (plugs not wet)? Relay 167/67 is the fuel pump. 109 is the ECU. When you turn on ignition can feel/hear any clicking on those relays? You can bridge relay 167 location to make the fuel pump run constantly on ignition (or use a relay 100 in its place to achieve).
  4. Well it certainly looked like it sat outside for 20 years. Im sure the new owner is setting out on their resto as we type... Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  5. That is at least an option rather than scrapping entirely. Perhaps the powers that be have learnt that scrapping only is not the right option like it was back way back when they looked to rid the road of old cars (and get people into £monthlies to stimulate their real agenda). Nice to see engine conversions being mentioned. Its been a game to play since the beginning of the motorcar but often frowned upon by some. If it becomes a way to keep the old stuff alive and workshops a lifeline to build euro6 conversions packages then it just formalises what lots of people are doing already, gives an easy route of achieving to those that can't themselves and gets us out of part obsolete land for the mechanicals at least. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. Space cadets haha tickled me and the perils of selling parts. Good to see the gearbox ended up in your hands. I know what you about the stock knob in the mk3 gti - it could easily be at home in a T4 van. Shame VW didn't stick a golf ball one on there to keep the heritage alive. I have a VT mount on the front and thought it was great too. Loving the progress updates
  7. _Matt_

    Wiper linkage

    Good job! I would happily buy some to help get your project off the ground. I am sure the facebook guys would as well to get a bit more traction. I haven't looked at others VWs but wonder if the bush is the same size as say the mk2 and mk3 as a wider appeal (though i know their wiper mechs aren't obsolete like ours - just thinking it might widen the customer base).
  8. It has worn well for the mileage if no restore type work. I think you are right on the sill. Agree James with your conclusion - I too would not want to go anywhere near a 90s (or earlier) renovation project again. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  9. 280k Porsche 968 anyone? https://www.themotoringteam.co.uk/used-cars/porsche-968-3-0-sport-2dr-london-202211191837750
  10. Cheers. I do have a NOS wiper full assembly but sadly can't part with it whilst I have the car. There is someone either on here or on the facebook group 3d printing bushes if you become desparate.
  11. Garage turned out decent. Mk2 and 911 looking good.
  12. What's the deal on the wiper arm? Does the metal wear out or is it a bushing that fails over time?
  13. Aren't these the FAG ones you need for the Corrado? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361708204477?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=_fUSZCitRmO&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=fE0d-bB2R7m&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  14. SKF are a good brand too. I went for FAG on my Corrado and have Meyle HD on the mk3 16v https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361708204477 Do you know if your axles have been separated from the wheel hub before? I had a hell of job breaking the factory grip on the mk3 - 20tonne press, impact gun, tools specifically made for the job too and struggled for days. With the Corrado I saved myself the hassle and got Stealth to do it!
  15. I quite like the wheels. I have some old brochures here and they were an OE option and diamond cut. What are you plans for the car Mat? Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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