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  1. Please read my post 4 posts above - I have no more parts!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Whats your location please? Or more importantly the location of the car? Cheers Tom
  3. Great read and great to see so much perseverance in getting the engine running! If you haven't already decided how to change the radiator then I would consider whipping the front end off if I were you. Not only will it allow you an opportunity to sort out the inevitable headlight screw issues (one really awkward screw at the back of each headlight), it'll also allow you much easier access to the radiator and bits behind the rad once it's all off. Changing the thermostat will be far easier with the front end off too (it's tight with it on) and you can also check things like the crack pipe and oil cooler pipework etc. Just something to consider. Cheers Tom
  4. Just watched 5 mins of the Baftas while making my snap for work tomorrow. There was the usual clips of films leading up to some award or other and one clip was for the film/documentary 'The Hard Stop' all about the Police shooting of Mark Duggan. Ironic really. Anyway it caught my eye and as I watched it there was a 5 second clip from within a vehicle. I had to get a picture: Looks like an aqua blue car and it's missing the trim cover for the interior handle. Can't tell much else. Sad ******* award of the night to me please. Any other obscure telly Corrado spots? Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hi, I've just converted my Octavia to a black headlining and as a result have a grey moonroof sliding panel that is the same colour and texture as a Corrado headlining. It's in good clean condition and should be a straightforward swap into any moonroof that doesn't quite have the matching material. Will get a picture tomorrow. £25 and I'd prefer collection due to the size and fragility but could post via courier for an additional cost of £15. Thanks Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Definitely no badge on the 8V - just the Corrado script.
  7. Here is the advert for my 2001 Audi S3. I’ve owned this car for 18 months and am regrettably putting it up for sale purely because I need to raise funds for a house deposit. If I could live in this car then I'd keep it! I’ll cover the basics first: - Mileage: 115862 - MoT: 25/05/2017 - Service History: Full and extensive with a folder full of receipts all in date order. - Keys: 2 - both full remote Standard Spec: - 1.8T 20V AMK engine (210PS) - 6 speed gearbox with Haldex 4x4 - 17” alloy wheels - ESP and ABS - Xenon headlights - Full black electric leather interior with Recaro front seats - CD player with 6 CD-changer - Climate control - Remote central locking and electric windows Optional Extras: - Heated front seats - Electric tilt and slide sunroof - Auto-dimming rear view mirror - Centre rear headrest - BOSE Audio system Details: I’d wanted an S3 for ages and spent a long time looking for the right car. I chose this one because of its high spec and decent history. I’m pretty handy with the toolbox and also extremely particular about the cars that I own. I keep them to a very high standard and do not tolerate things not working properly or things not looking right. So when I first bought it I carried out a routine service (including haldex oil and filter), new genuine rear springs and shocks and had 4 new Continental SportContact5 tyres fitted. I also had some paintwork done to rectify a very small amount of bubbling on the roof rails (a very common 8L A3 fault). I then took it off the road in the winter of 2015 due to not wanting to run it through the bad weather. I also did some further work on it in order to fix a few niggles and also to ‘future proof’ it and ensure there would be no issues for a long time. The work consisted of: - Engine out and rebuilt with a new head gasket, head bolts, valves lapped in and oil pick-up pipe cleaned out. - New turbo (K04) due to a small amount of play in the turbine shaft - New dual mass flywheel, clutch and CSC (LUK) - Genuine timing belt kit including hydraulic tensioner and water pump - Full service including replacing all 4 coil packs - Fully rebuilt powdercoated front calipers and carriers - Fully rebuilt rear calipers with powder coated carriers - Brake fluid and coolant change - Fitted a Badger5 TIP due to the original having a small split in the DV outlet (original will be included in the sale) - New xenon bulbs - Replacement rear xenon level sensor - New alarm siren - All 4 wheels fully refurbished (blasted and powdercoated) by The Wheel Specialist in Burton on Trent. Once back on the road in April this year it ran far better than it did when I took it off the road and I felt like it was properly sorted with no big bills going to be needed in the future. I stuck it through an MoT in May to make sure there were no other issues and it passed with no advisories and no issues with the emissions. As well as the above work it has very regular washing and polishing and because I’m pretty fastidious it has oil changes every 3000 miles. It’s fault code clear on Vagcom and gets regular scans to check for any faults (there aren’t ever any). What I’m getting at is that there’s nothing on the car that doesn’t work. If it’s fitted, it works. I also obtained a set of genuine Audi rubber mats to protect the carpet and I’ve fitted a boot liner to it too, again to protect the boot carpet. Included in the sale is a set of genuine, almost new front carpet mats too. The bad bits: I’ve gone to great lengths to say how good the car is mechanically but now its down to the bad bits, all cars have them! There’s only a couple: - The front bumper – it looks good from anything more than a couple of metres. But get close up and there a few stone chips and very minor marks. It also has the shallowest of car park scuffs on the N/S corner, slightly too deep to polish out and therefore noticeable. If I were able to keep the car then I’d eventually get the bumper repainted. - The head unit – has some wear on a few of the buttons, nothing excessive but worth mentioning. Summary: In summary, it’s a fantastic car that needs for nothing at all mechanically. Cosmetically it is fantastic and in superb condition for a 15 year old car. The newly refurbished (and completely unmarked) wheels really set the car off nicely. There is comprehensive service history that backs up the mileage and it drives really really nicely. It is standard (other than the TIP) and would be a great base for modifying or to keep in standard condition and use as a daily or weekend toy. It’s got a really high spec and regularly returns 34-35mpg for me over a tankful which isn’t bad for its performance. I really don’t want to sell but needs must and I’m confident that the first person that comes to view it will buy it. I'm also confident that you will struggle to find a standard S3 thats been as well looked after with all the big jobs done for the same sort of money. In addition – if I get the full asking price I will also include the personalised registration mark that the car came with – S3 UDP. This is valued at £400 and I have the retention certificate. Thanks for reading. To arrange a viewing or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch. * Any test drives will be at my discretion and will require the potential buyer to provide a valid certificate of insurance demonstrating a minimum of third-party liability * £4250 please. The car is in Belper, Derbyshire (postcode DE56) Any questions or to arrange a viewing please contact me on 07545 905165. Thanks Tom
  8. Please could this thread be closed? I have no more parts! Thanks :-) Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. This has now all been collected, thanks to the people that showed an interest! Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I do but it's part of a power steering pump that's included in this job lot. Quite a few people have messaged me since this advert has gone up asking for specific parts. I suggest a wanted thread on the forum would be better than posting on this thread or private messaging me because as I've stated above, I'm advertising everything as a job lot and don't want to start taking individual items out now. Thanks Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Sooner rather than later to be honest but no desperate hurry. A normal sized car with the seats down would be fine, about the single biggest item is the bumper bar (just remembered there's a slam panel too actually!) Weight wise a normal car should be up to the job too. Thanks Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi, Over the years that I owned Corrados I amassed a huge load of parts that I've kept as spares. I keep an eye on the wanted pages for people wanting stuff and try to help where I can. However I've taken on some other projects (possible diesel conversion of a TTand a Vauxhall-engined carbon fibre Mini Sprint) and I've unfortunately come to the realisation that I've run out of room. Ive got bits of Corrado lying around as well as bits of Mini and bits of 1.8T/S3 not to mention bits of Skoda from a light restoration that I've just undertaken and it's all getting a bit too much to keep seperate to be honest! Anyway, on to the parts. I have boxes full of them and over the years I have tried to keep them catalogued and easy to access however this hasn't always been easy! They are roughly separated into: Interior trim/plastics Exterior trim/plastics Engine bay trim/plastics Engine bay Electrical Brakes/clutch Running gear Unfortunately it's not easy to photograph everything the best way so I've got all of the boxes down and taken pictures as they are, not to mention stuff in a cupboard and other items of exterior trim, spoilers etc. There's far too much stuff to list individually (it'd take me hours) but everything I've kept is functional or capable of being used with a bit of cleaning up etc. Highlights include: A set of 280mm VR6 calipers and carriers x 2 sets of late heater controls x 2 gearstick gaiters Leather handbrake trim and plastic shroud VR6 flywheels x 3 VR6 coilpack engine wiring loom Other assorted VR6 wiring looms Several sets of external door rubber trims Wiper motors VR6 lower inlet Rear stub axles VR6 CV joint and driveshaft Loads of switches, relays etc including headlight switches A set of roof trims First aid kit VR6 master cylinder Front bumper bar (ideal to powdercoat) VR6 alternator VR6 wishbones Lower front bumper trims Auxiliary water pump VR6 ISV Pretty much a whole set of VR6 coolant hoses with thermostat housing, sensors etc. Radiator brackets and rubber bushes Plenty of little hard to find Corrado specific fittings, bolts, nuts etc And loads, LOADS more. I'd just like it all gone in one lump please to make things easier. I'm afraid there is far too much stuff to post but it should all fit in a normal sized car. Unfortunately the plastic boxes aren't included but I can provide plenty of substantial cardboard boxes to put it all in. £300 takes it all. Here is just some of the stuff - sorry the pictures aren't brilliant, it's hard to get it all in. Thanks Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Just the set at £12 posted dude. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yep - PM'd Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Yes I've got two sets of heater controls. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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