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    Wiper linkage

    Good stuff - I'm in the middle of rebuilding mine due to corrosion and still looking for the long link arm - I have the short one from a group buy on here a while back.
  2. Hmmmm. The engine bay lets it down imho - the cone filter etc. just look cheap and would have been easy to put back to original. I would also have thought that it would make more sense to remove the VSR and sell it sepearately with all the ancillaries, unless the seller no longer has the original manifold? Suspensions is really a personal preference, so I wouldn't pay any premium for the V3s, good as they can be, but would rather by with standard or B4/B6 and stock springs and then see how I want to go. Anyways, wishing the seller GLWS, I do like the silver.
  3. They look nasty - you can actually use a fine tweezers or a large paperclip cut to a U shape. The good tools are a bit pricey: https://www.lasertools.co.uk/Product/7293/Connector-and-Terminal-Removal-Kit bust something like this will be better than what you have: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133095877729?hash=item1efd21ec61:g:mygAAOSwph1dE0ge If you are doing a complete loom, it's worth investing in a small and large version of this: https://www.kufatec.com/en/accessories-spare-parts/tools/pin-removal-tool-small-pins-35496
  4. It's unlikely that the wires will have been completely removed, so you will likely just need to locate them and then splice into them. What make of head unit do you want to connect? Some other brands need permanent and switched live reversed compared to the stock VW ones. As above, you just need three wires to power it up. If all else fails you can take them from behind the fusebox, just make sure you have a fuse on. Below are the pin-outs on a standard VW Gamma IV, and then the pdf is the wiring plan for the same radio and gives the wire colours. stromlaufplan_gamma4.pdf
  5. There should be a small allen key nipple on the left front of the fuel rail, used for connecting a pressure tester or for de-pressurising the system - so no need to undo a hose. Easiest way to test if the pump is working is to bypass the relay or hook up a 12v leisure battery to the connector at the tank. If it was humming loudly and stopped, it's most likely given up and died, probably due to contaminants in the tank, but a quick test should rule that out.
  6. I think the moral is still to stump up for the VDO pump if you can find one.
  7. VW Classic Parts in Germany are a part of VW - they only sell genuine. Heritage sell a mixture of different quality levels, and are also a sales channel for Classic Parts - you can search and order via their web site.
  8. My '93 VR6 definitely has full remote closure capabilities for windows and sunroof on the fob, using a single wire connection. I have a combination of Meta HPA alarm and Stirling Excel Cat 2 immobiliser fitted. https://thatchamsecurity.co.uk/meta_alarms/car/cat21/HPA_T.htm https://thatchamsecurity.co.uk/toad_alarms/car/cat2/stirling_excel.htm
  9. Definitely worth checking this one - you can actually use the wire with the stereo provided the unit supports speed dependent volume control (or GALA) - I know for example that the Gamma IV allows this and has a spot in the plug harness for it - otherwise it should insulated and left disconnected.
  10. These should all be possible under Engine, and Output Tests with the full version. VCDS simulates all the functionality of VAG 1551, but in a more user friendly way. However, VAG1551 does have a rather nifty little receipt printer built in ......
  11. It doesn't give you nearly as many options as on a newer car, but you can at least view and clear faults for the engine and for the ABS ECU. It's also possible to monitor a wide range of sensor values - basically nearly every sensor that talks to the ECU will show up in a measuring block. Are you seeing any fault codes? High RPM at idle would certainly suggest an air leak somewhere after the maf, or a fauly ISV. I think there is a trick somewhere in the VAG-COM interface for exercising the ISV solenoid - sometimes a proper clean will also help. Check out all your vacuum lines and hoses (to the brake servo, FPR etc.) and the EGR and crankcase breather system - there is also a black baffle muffler box connected to the ISV that often cracks and leaks air.
  12. Also the earth for the ECU and in the engine bay - these might have been disturbed or damaged when working on the ABS pump. There are earth points both sides of the dash, underneath the parcel shelves near the door frame.
  13. Has to be a dodgy earth somewhere
  14. It will be a sad loss to see the car go - and to the community to lose such a great contributor and parts hunter. Both the G60 and Black Magic are wonderful examples, a credit to Keyo and his time and effort and apparently deep pockets! My take on this is that the money spent just doesn't come back with a Corrado - it's just not that type of car, and may never be, even dare I say it a Storm - and it's better to see it as a personal investment and money well spent to get it up to a certain standard for your own driving pleasure. It's for the love of it, not the gain (unless it's horsepower/torque) Best of luck with all your future plans Keyo and wishing you health - you will be missed!
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