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  1. £53 here: http://www.vwspares.co.uk/product_info. ... cts_id=574 I only ever heard of them coming as one complete unit!
  2. was8v

    2.8 or 2.9?

    Passats also got the 2.9 didn't they?
  3. Is this for a VR6 or 4cyl? Vr6 I believe you have to jack the engine up out the way as the sump is in the way of one of the bolts. Duh just noticed G60 in your sig so you won't have that problem.
  4. was8v

    Engine Mounts

    Front mount is dead easy, support engine on jack and replace. Cheap from GSF too. Don't drive hard or far - some VR6s have a "reverse" dent in the bonnet where the engine hits the inside from having a broken front mount! Should notice an improvement in gearchange and smoothness when you replace them.
  5. was8v

    Car Ramps

    You should look at getting an account with royal mail for the business. For small(ish) packets you weigh your own and print labels. Then a postman picks up the mail once a day. either that or https://www.myhermes.co.uk/wps/portal/PN_CTR/ £7 postage is a big barrier for smaller items. I'd be interested in some extensions (I use a scrap of floorboard at the moment!)
  6. I had an injector stick open causing a missfire on one of my VR6s. The engine made a loud knocking noise as you describe (must have been the petrol causing bore wash and causing piston slap? it was a pretty scary noise to be honest and I thought the worst). Once I replaced the injector it was as smooth as silk!
  7. a wee bit of Corrado history that one times and owners haven't been kind for that one :( robbed of its black leather recaro interior and replaced with an early cloth interior This is my old car!!!!!! - I bought in Oct 07 and sold feb 09. I did a lot of work to it (mainly suspension and niggles) and the PO to me did lots of engine work (replaced chains and tensioner etc). It just needed cosmetically tidying a bit when I sold it. PM me for more if anyone is interested in buying it.
  8. Great news! Don't talk to me about water pumps. Just make sure the one you are putting in is a genuine one. I got the change down to 50 minutes after doing it 3 times within a couple of months due to pattern parts.
  9. Thats sounds great and would easily that would get £1500-2k! Then you can walk into the dealership and get a straight sale on a new car. The scrappage scheme isn't all its cracked up to be. My father went into a Land Rover dealer after a new Freelander 2, list 22k in the spec /options he wanted. He gets them down to 19k. He then said "righto another grand off for my scrappage car". The dealer shook their head and said scrappage scheme is 2k off full list - so same car would be 20k with scrappage and 19k with no scrappage. Nuts, just proves car dealers prefer the easy life and will still give a better deal on a straight sale.
  10. I had a wobbly gear stick on my last Corrado and it was the bolt that secures the cable end to the selector on top of the gearbox (with the shift weight on it). The weight was waggling around - just needed tightening.
  11. If you can get that lot done for £1500 I'd be very surprised. Lol so would I unless you can do it all yourself. Thats what I did with my last C and would do with the next. Unless I saw one for sale that had already had it all done recently :) Yes you could just buy a TT :lol: - but its just not the same, not as special as a Corrado. Yes it drives better and is much more comfortable and safer, but its just a little dull. My head still snaps round whenever I see a Corrado, I will get another VR6 sometime...
  12. The cars going to be tired at this age at any price. Buy at £1500 with decent MOT, fit new suspension bushes all round, new dampers and engine mounts, new fuel filter, full service and bleed new fluid through the brakes. A tank of V-power and it should drive like new then and better than a £3000 car. Then buy all the annoying missing little bits of trim and nicer seats off here :)
  13. was8v

    Rear ABS ring??

    Best to fit new ones - if you refit the old ones its pretty likely they will fall off again after a few months (happened to me) and then you have to take the hub apart again to fit new ones.
  14. I went from a Corrado Vr6 to an Audi TT 225 Coupe. Not as practical as a corrado (useless rear seat and boot space), but faster and much more comfortable. Handling is very good but can be improved with the addition of defcon front wishbone upgrade bushes. Now if only i could get the damn oil pressure warning to stop going off all the time when the pressure is fine :mad2:
  15. How did you diagnose that! Is it the hall sensor in the dizzy thats gone? I hear they cause lots of funny problems with G60s
  16. was8v

    ebay momo boss?

    Not all doom - thats a decent price. Stick an ad up on club gti, I think the early ones are a bit rarer than the late ones so you may make a few £. Or you could get a puller and remove the spline adapter - very difficult, but means you can use it.
  17. Mine: audiTT020.jpg[/attachment:8cg5tw9i] I can also been seen driving one of these:
  18. was8v

    ebay momo boss?

    Nope, won't fit your corrado without removing the spline adapter on the column. Would fit your wheel fine. You need a boss for a later mk2 golf.
  19. These may help: Toad Ai606 install and user manuals http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/firesoul/toad/ToadAI606.zip
  20. I saw you this morning :D You were heading into Lancaster on the A6 just after the Texaco garage. I came past in a blue TT coupe. Car is looking good! 8) First time I've ever seen a fellow forum users car! Shame I don't have my VR6 anymore. Awesome GTI also has a good rep down in Manchester, but I've never used them.
  21. Yeah maybe cam sensor or MAF is duff, VAGCOM will help, in fact it should be the very first thing to do!
  22. Yeah I agree entirely. The fact that people say, ooh not seen one of those for a while or thats in great condition and they love the corrado makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. On the flip side someone has keyed my TT already so people like that too but it obviousy raises very different emotions! It is nice however to ring a dealer and ask for a part and it is already in stock :lol: and not be told that its on order from germany never to appear or its discontinued and have to spend an hour trawling the internet looking for one :D
  23. I'm in Lancaster too and theres nowhere I know of. Theres an aircooled specialist in morecambe who say they do watercooled, but I've never used them. The G60 is a rare beast, seems to scare a lot of mechanics off.
  24. I've gone from a standard 120k VR6 corrado (had 2 of them) to a standard 90k TT 225 coupe. The difference is quite remarkable. The TT is more stiffly sprung than the corrado so has less lean in the corners, however conversely the TT also rides over rough roads much better than the Corrado ever did (must be in the damping). The TT rattles and clunck a hell of a lot less. The TT handles better when pushing on, much less understeer and you can get on the power earlier without the front wheels losing grip (prob due to quattro). The TT is a bit quicker, and much more comfortable on the motorway. The mod cons are better (climate control, air con, heated leather fantastic) and the interior is a few notches above the C in quality. Theres not so much feedback through the wheel - the steering is a little numb on the TT, not as sharp as the C, is does seem to need sharpening up some - maybe the DEFCON mod will help here. The TT feels better balanced - the C Vr6 did feel a bit front heavy in comparison. IMHO a standard TT is a better sports car and a better cruiser than the standard C VR6. However theres not as much room inside, its nowhere near as practical. It doesn't make a very interesting noise, doesn't get you excited like the VR6 does. Also the TT is not as good looking (IMO). The TT is not hard to work on really and theres loads of help and how-tos on the engine on the internet. Parts are a bit more expensive for the TT and there is more of them to go wrong!
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