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  1. Just to update here, many thanks Matt for the reference to Leo GS Burley. Bought one off him. Good guy to deal with,very well packed and in fact told me the one he had wasnt sliding back too well, so he waited for another good one before sending it out. Just need the Octavia glass now (thanks Dox), but I'll take my time to strip this mech down and lube it properly My interior is cream so the blind will need to be recovered. By the way, some years back someone posted up about a good paint colour match for the interior plastics - but no idea who it was and can't get the search to work very well either..any suggestions?
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    Ulez emissions

    Well there seems to be a slight bit of light at the end of the tunnel, although I'll need to look into the retrofit technology: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-scrappage-scheme-offers-london-drivers-£5000
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    John Munyard

    Yes, thats the one
  4. Graham i think you actually like breaking it just so you can fix it again!
  5. Not sure which section to put this in, but some of us old timers will remember John Munyard from years gone by. Quite a witty chap and hugely knowledgeable on the Corrado, I know many, including myself benefitted from encyclopaedic understanding of our cars. I just read of FB that he has sadly passed away..
  6. Mine was actually a small failure of the windscreen mounting adhesive. Water was dripping in through there about half way down the lhs of the windscreen. I've sealed it temporarily but am planning to have the screen removed and any rust repaired before refitting With regards moisture, I've always found the rear window heavily misted in winter in spite of using large moisture absorbers. I think its just because there is a huge amount of glass relative to the size of the car so it becomes condensation central! As an alternative to moisture absorbers, try scrunching up some newspaper or using a bucket of cheap rice in the back
  7. Well the windscreen leak on mine meant that the soundproofing was soaked. Id made up some new pads with some mlv and closed/open cell foam. Decided to make up another foam piece to cover the raised profile in the rear and then stick the mlv on top. Just cut roughly with scissors but in the summer I'll do the other side properly with a knife. Carpet needs a good clean,, but again needs some nice weather to allow it to dry properly. The blue trim on the rear carpet piece ran and made a nice bluish green tracing on the edge. I hope it comes out..
  8. Good to see you back EJ, you used to give some great input related to car audio (among other corrado areas). This build should be truly amazing - always liked the r36 and truth be known i wouldnt mind a CC or Passat with it. Knowing your attention to details with your interior builds, i'm sure this will also be superb
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    Davina air con

    Its on the passenger side undertray and the thermocouple goes into the piping housing insulation in front of the evaporator. I think some cars (like yours) just had a sensor in the outlet duct. I was hoping someone could explain whether the new thermostat could be installed if at all..
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    Davina air con

    According to Bentley, the aircons with non regulating compressors have the thermostat like i have. Just wondering if any aircon experts can advise how i would connect this one in its place instead. Its got a thermistor as opposed to a gas thermocouple. There are three leads, red, green and black. I assume the black will be ground - is this going to be needed? The old Ranco A10 thermostat has only 2 connections Thanks
  11. Thats pretty serious Shaun, thanks for posting, great picture, certainly gives a lot of detail. Did you have new metal welded in? How did the body shop ensure all the old sealant was removed?
  12. looks like the sealant had failed in a particular spot - pulled off the trim and cleaned out the crud and rubbish in the channel. It seems the windscreen may have been refitted prior to my ownership (some 20 years back) and not too neat at that. The sealant seems to have separated at a point along the screen hence the entry point for water just by the DAB aerial. In the interim i've use some black gasket sealant and pressed the trim back into place. Didn't seem to have any water in the car after the rain last night fortunately, just some water condensing. I'll leave it open for a while to ensure its sealed ok and then refit the soundproofing and carpet. Thanks to everyone for the input. I'll be looking to get the screen replaced at some time and will see if there's any rust around the frame that needs welding or other treatment. That way at least any old sealant will be completely removed
  13. The Passat B4 seems a good option then - i like the idea of more light in the car, creates a feeling of more space. Sorry Matt, just for my understanding do you mean a Passat glass in a Mk3 mechanism? Thanks for the heads up to Leo GS Burley - i'll drop him a note and see whats available
  14. Anyone know whether a Mk5 sunroof would fit? Or maybe just the mechanism with the corrado panel?
  15. sorry to hear that Matt. I replaced my soundproofing with some MLV and some open and closed cell foam. Of course the open cell foam got soaked, but thankfully its dried out. My car is pointing nose up, hence running down to the back of the car. |I've just shoved in loads of newspaper on the side screen edge and along the inner sill but water, being the insidious thing that it is, will certainly find a way in somehow. In the interim, is there any kind of sealant i could use on the outside in the slot where the outer trim fits in? I'll be putting some self adhesive rubber around the window in the meantime until i can book the bodyshop Edit: just seen that the photos dont show the water droplets on the trim at all, just the rain and inside misting, so there's nothing to refer to. They look clear on my phone though
  16. Right, i definitely need a roof cover! Went out in the rain to have a look and its coming from around the top of the windscreen. Great 😡 I'll have to book to screen in to be replaced and resealed i suppose, but in the interim I'll probably pull off the old windscreen trim and replace with a stick-on seal, although not sure if that will stay on any any speed. Obviously it doesn't help if i have to drive in rain. Alternatively it could use some butyl rope on the inside and outside of the screen on top of the sealant. Not sure, but I'll need to think quick! The trim doesn't provide a seal its just an aesthetic, so i presume the actual sealant inside has somehow failed. Is there any way to remove the trim.piece at the front of the roof panel? It seems to originate about 5cm in from the corner, then track round, pool in a recess in the black seal and then drip into the car when the recess gets full. The pics might make more sense. Btw its rain on the outside as opposed to condensation on the inside, fortunately.. And condensation on the inside of the frame - so perhaps safe to assume that the sunroof is probably not the culprit..
  17. good shout on the roof cover - ill definitely look into that! Any suggestions on the roof seal? Would this be any good: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/385038501623?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=ghqy_imatbi&sssrc=2047675&ssuid=62a0Nzj5QWe&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  18. Some pics from this morning. Paper at the front was wet and you can see where water has tracked round from the top. Some has again dripped onto the vent and speaker pod. But the door was totally dry around the edge so perhaps its leaking from somewhere else? Is there something to replace the sunroof 'seal' with? I know its not supposed to be a perfect seal hence the sunroof drains. If i had a proper garage i could remove the headlining completely as well as the sunroof and look at it throughly. See the moisture on the windscreen (although none around the moisture absorber!)
  19. good point Shaun - i'll check the alignment of the door against the roof line and body
  20. Great pointers Matt, many thanks. Should have taken some pics but i'll have a go tomorrow. Anyway, refitted the membrane and cleaned up the butyl seal. Swopped back the old sunroof panel keeping an eye on the clouds! The metal sunroof panel was wet on the inside although there was a small amount of water on the inner panel. Like you say it is pointing to an issue with the sunroof drainage. I've just wiped everything down again to see what happens tomorrow - its been raining again so hopefully should see something. Or ideally not! I'm also just wondering if today the water was just condensation on the body frame as it evaporated as i've removed the A pillar cover. Most of it had droplets from the middle of the top down towards the dash and a few drops sitting in the LHS dash vent. Only a very small puddle in the back today - about the size of a 50p piece.
  21. Sorry, should have said the water drips were from the middle of the top edge of the inner door seal But i think you're right, its good as a preventative measure anyway, so at least that's eliminated
  22. I took the pillar trim off and there was water dripping slightly from the inside of the seal, but just in the middle. The door membranes look intact. I did clear out the sunroof drains in the summer but recently fitted a new inner panel - maybe that's not seated properly? Its too rainy for me to try and remove and refit at the moment though!
  23. Found a nice swimming pool in the back of my car, passenger side. Removed the soaked soundproofing and pillar trim and it looks to be coming from the middle of the inner door seal, then tracking round and running off the door sill. My car is on a slope so it all mainly collects at the back. Anyway, removed the door seal, pressed the profile a bit tighter and refitted pushing it all the way back. Had a cursory glance today and there's still a small amount collected at the back. Do you need to use any sealant or soft adhesive for refitting the seals? I'm conscious of not using something that will either attack the paint or that wont permit removal of the seal at a later date. I've also moved the striker pin inwards slightly to try and help the outer seal a bit more although this now puts more pressure on the lock when opening so I'm looking to move it back to the original position once the leak is sorted. Thanks Hasan
  24. I upgraded from the standard 280s to 288s on mine (about 15 years ago tbh!) I do remember thinking that they were less prone to fading on hard driving and braking. A bit more sensible now so dont do as much of that tbh, but definitely a good improvement. I imagine some better calipers would be even better. From what i understood, the difference between the 288s and 312s was not so noticeable, although aesthetically they do fill the wheel better! Not sure if that comment was of any use or totally off topic.. Hasan
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    Horn not working

    which connection would you say is the most likely - its a bit of a pain to get to the ones under the car tbh
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