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Posts posted by g0ldf1ng3r

  1. 13 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

    Looking nice mate. Have you got a black sunroof / light switch?

    thanks chris

    errr id thought about putting a black one in as i have a black one in the 16v but i think it was out of a golf as the style is different

    i kinda quite like the accent the grey gives the overhead though, might look too black if all black

  2. 1 hour ago, Cressa said:

    Black does suit it. Although I would have to brush it all the same way. ūüėā

    thanks m8

    if im honest i dont even like touching it as i dont want to leave any finger marks or grease etc off hands but i was very pleased how it turned out

  3. for me this rings many alarm bells

    firstly a low miler such as this will need a lot of work due to lack of use - all bushes, running gear, likely calipers all round, all fluids & filters changing - super low miles is not always a good thing as we all know these cars dont like to be stood standing for long periods

    the bolster wear doesnt support the mileage

    even just from the exhaust pic it looks seriously unloved underside 

    to me it also looks like they have cleaned (badly) mould off the dash etc before taking the photos

    all looks a bit crusty in the engine bay too & youd have thought the battery jacket would have remained if so little use

    it could definitely become a decent vehicle but IMO would require a large investment to get back to the concours level the mileage deserves

  4. 10 hours ago, ABV-VR6 said:

    I know this is old but you're still around so! Have a tried fitting those TT ones in the end? 

    I too fancy black sun visors. Trying to decide between dying them or sourcing MK3.5 Cabrio black ones. Is it true these need Porsche 944 clips? 


    FYI i had my sun visors trimmed in alcantera when i had the headliner done - they did it as a sleeve which was stitched over the top & i was able to simple click them back in place

  5. Just now, fla said:

    Old thread - how do you remove the round seat recline knob? From the picture in the thread it suggests that there is some central screw, but i cant see how the centre can be accessed, it looks like a completely moulded piece. I've been around the inner disc with a jewellers screwdriver hoping that there was some release slot, but didn't find anything. Any suggestions?

    hi m8

    i think the centre part pops out of the round adjuster - either that or it just pops off & the bolt is underneath

  6. On 11/12/2022 at 10:30 AM, daves16v said:


    Anyone know if these are still available? 



    hi dave

    the last run was completed in july - at present there are no plans for another but if the numbers build i can ask the maker if he will do another

    normally need 10+ looms required

    i will keep an eye on this thread for requests

  7. 1 hour ago, 1xshaunx1 said:

    KW V3, aren’t harsh. Depends how you set them up, I’m very happy with mine for the last 5 years 10k mile. 

    I can’t see it fetching £24k either. 

    ive had my V1's for almost 90k miles now & love them

    the ride & performance they give you is great & on proper tarmac surfaces they are super smooth

    however, UK roads are terrible, most here know 17's kill the ride quality on a rado & also if your running gear & bushes etc are worn then ride quality can be terrible

  8. 23 hours ago, Keyo said:

    Guys I know for a fact toad Ai606 have been fazed out and they were the most reliable-  but my man in brum ceds alarms has a few left nos ones - give him a bell. CEDS brum you shall find google. Give him a calli he snapped up the last batch. 

    hi keyo - thanks for the info - does that guy fit them as well?

    im not far from him hopefully


  9. im in a similar position, although i believe i need Cat1 for agreed value next year

    i had a ring round end of last year & a few places were mentioning Sigma but what they were telling me didnt sit right

    when i 1st brought the 16v 20 odd years ago i had a mobile installer come & fit an alarm/immob to it - i remember it well as it was he who showed me how to tell if a car has "closure" capabilities.  the early models only close the windows when lock the door & hold the key in lock position, late models do sunroof as well.

    the point of this was he said he only had to attach 1 wire to the Sigma system & it would operate the full closure via the key fob

    skip to 20 years later & the last place i spoke to was saying i needed expensive additional controller boxes for a Sigma alarm to give full closure - the guy was even questioning if i knew my car had it built in

    as such i shant be using that place but i am hoping to find a solution this month so will post anything i find

  10. 6 hours ago, ABV-VR6 said:

    I looked at the sticky, all links don't work. Bit of an odd ball. So my heater was working on all 4 speed. Then I removed the dash to do the heater matrix and while I was there I replaced the green resistor "Febi" as a preventative maintenance. Now it only works on speed 4? Weird! Any idea what it could be? Defective, coincidence? Cheers 



    hi m8

    i have checked the wikky & the links worked for me - the site currently doesnt like some newer web browsers

    i have to use MS Edge as Brave wont work properly

    try this link for your issue Fan speed thermal fuse repair - THE Corrado Forum Knowledge Base (the-corrado.net)

    this was the fix we have stored for the fan speed 4 issue

    let me know if you can get it to load ok?

  11. 1 hour ago, tonedef said:

    Back when we first had it as an only car, we did tip runs, IKEA furniture collections, loaded the roof rack with timber…it was just a car.

    Now I think twice about going out if there are clouds!

    im the same with both of mine

    i used to go & collect wood cut offs for the fire in the 16v & would just pile it in the back 

  12. 15 hours ago, Cressa said:

    Are you changing the rear brakes for mk4 items too, or is that already done?

    hmmm - ive thought about it but apart from a slight hand brake improvement is there any other point?

    im more refreshing underneath rather than nut & bolt resto

    lots of hardware & solid items & things that are OK to re-use will be used again

    ive also got to account for a new Cat1 with full closure - anyone have any ideas on brand & model choices?  im thinking Sigma but the last place i spoke to was saying need extra boxes for the full closure, whereas i recall the guy who fitted the Sigma on my 16v many years ago say he only needed to connect 1 wire to enable full closure

    i also need to get the Modena's painted, rebuilt & tyres put on them - oh yeah & bolt on spacers front & rear

  13. thanks MJA - id not found that page on LLL

    good shout about the alternator too, mine could definitely do with a refub - do you have a record of how much it cost with them?

    i was thinking of new wishbones as not sure how the originals would be after sand blasting - any reason you say to refurb existing than buy new?

    yeah im aware it is going to be hunting around for lots of parts, im used to it after all these years with a corrado lol

    im sending it to my mechanic for the work, too much for me to do on a driveway

  14. 1 hour ago, Crasher said:

    Yes KW do rebuild their older units. I am doing a similar job on a 95 S2 Avant over the winter and have made spreadsheets of all the parts I could possibly need using ETKA, right down to the last nut and bolt with the prices and details of where they are coming from and tick things off as they arrive. They are starting to come in now but certain parts are Audi Tradition only and these people are a complete PITA to deal with. Most of the parts you need would be Febi but front and rear back plates  for me even down to the front back plates but the rear back plates would have to come from Heritage or someone like that. One big problem is the rear ABS rings, you have to use Golf 4 and these require matching grease cover rings from a Golf 3 1H0 501 639 and these are difficult to find.

    thank you for the input, appreciated

    is ETKA online?

    spoke to KW & the chap said can send them an email with what currently have & they will send out a reply with the correct parts available ūüôā

  15. Hi All

    The VR6 is planned to go in for an underside restoration over winter & i am about to embark on buying parts in preparation.

    Plan is to drop everything off, blast & powder coat anything that can be & then buy new where needed - bushes, running gear, front wishbones, brake lines etc

    Has anyone here tackled similar & have any info on parts & part numbers & where to go for them?

    Randomly off the top of my head in no order 

    Front top mounts

    front wishbones with bushes (is it worth getting R32 bushes?)

    drop links

    CV boots 

    steering rack boots

    front disc back plates

    possibly new discs & pads all round

    rear top mounts

    rear beam bushes

    rear disc plates

    exhaust hanger rubbers

    thats about all i can think of, if anyone can think of other bits pls chip in, it would be appreciated

    oh - anybody know if KW offer a refresh service for their coilovers?

    thanks in advance

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