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  1. Cheers guys! Well the heritage stuff has gone back. Good riddance! Thanks for the eBay contact delfinis38! Hopefully I'll either be able to get some direct or if there's a second group buy I'll get on that...
  2. Hi guys, Just bought myself some of this sound proofing from Heritage (having missed the group buy a couple of years ago). https://www.vwheritage.com/search/?act=search.searchResults&sType=quick&maxDisplayRows=15&searchText=Corrado+bonnet+sound+proofing&btnSearch= Wondered if anyone has used it on their car on here, and to what degree of success? I'm not very happy with the quality of it tbh. Looks nothing like the original stuff... Visible side is black, dimpled vinyl, and underside looks like old-fashioned padding made using recycled, beige string. Can't see it suiting the Corrado at all. Would look more at home on a Triumph Herald! I'm thinking of returning it and continuing to look around for a suitable alternative... Thoughts welcome Thanks, Kev
  3. Money sent. Pm'd address... Thanks
  4. Hi Gus. Yeah it is a little misleading, but typical of these online ordering companies. It is definitely the right hand drive part if you've used the part number that ends in 31. The left hand drive part is the same but ends in 30 so you're safe. Cheers
  5. It didn't have a brand on it John, it had a VW part number stamped into one of the pipes though (1H2819031A) but I'm pretty sure it isn't a genuine part. It looks exactly the same as this snide one from Euro's... Thanks diarmaid16 that's spot on! Got it ordered. Will post pic up when it arrives and compare it to this EIS one from Euro's. Hopefully it'll be money well spent... Thanks again for your help guys. Much appreciated!
  6. Hi Steve, great job! Can I put my name down for batch no.2? Standard green outers and red/blue middle. Thanks, Kev
  7. Cheers for the part number John! I'll keep looking around. I've put a pic up of the problem I described above in case anyone else has the same problem in future... The top matrix is the Hella/Behr one from GSF (£47.64) and the bottom one is the EIS one from Euro's (£20). If you look closely at the angle of the plastic plate on the pipes you'll see that they are different. The Hella one will not fit into the heater box without excessive force and the plate is angled wrong to fit against the bulkhead when it is in place inside the heater box. The cheaper EIS one is a good fit and the plate is on the correct angle once fitted into the heater box. Just wish I could find a hella or valeo unit that was the correct fit as this EIS one looks pretty poor quality tbh... [ATTACH=CONFIG]78676[/ATTACH]
  8. Thanks for the reply guys! it turns out that the Hella ones supplied from GSF are wrong! Although it's listed as a Corrado VR6 Heater Matrix on their website, it's actually for a MK3 Golf! Seems the website is wrong..... The plastic plate that sits behind the bulkhead was on completely the wrong angle, and the matrix itself didn't quite fit into the heater box... Anyway, long story short, I took the old unit to Euro's today and they did a search from the VW part number on it and it's the cheap EIS one that is the correct fit. It is exactly the same part that came out of the car (which has been in about 5 years, with very limited use) minus the part number being stamped on the plastic. It looks identical to the eBay Febi-Bilstein ones that are for sale for £35. Does anyone know if there is an alternative brand available from anywhere else? I'd sooner chuck this one in the bin if there is a better alternative out there for more money. Don't wanna have this again in another few years... Thanks, Kev
  9. Hi guys, just had the dreaded heater matrix disaster whilst the car was in for its MOT! Tried getting a genuine part but they've been obsolete for a while now I believe. So that left me with a choice of Euro Car Parts or GSF... Euro are selling a part manufactured by EIS (£29.46), if anybody is familiar with them..? And GSF offer a standard (own brand) or a Premium brand (manufactured by Hella). Priced £33.00 and £47.64 respectively. I went for the GSF Premium one on the logic that the dearer part would probably be the better product... Just wondered if anybody has had one of these in the past and knows if it's likely to last a while as the last thing I need is to have the car in bits again in another couple of years! Thanks, Kev
  10. Great pics there Mark! I can see mine there so thanks a lot :dance: Is it sad that I recognise it from the manifold?
  11. Hi guys, I've just changed the speakers in the parcel shelf (6x9s) back to standard (6x4s) and they worked when testing individually but now they're all connected, only the front right is working. I hadn't even touched the front left and it was working before I changed the rears but now doesn't work at all. It's a Sony xplod head unit (Sony MEX BT3700U) with Alpine speakers front and rear. No amp or sub. I'm thinking the head unit may have been damaged or gone into some sort of safe mode or something...fade to left or rear gives no sound at all, but front right speaker is working fine and sounds great. No dodgy connections to other speakers so can only assume head unit is at fault...? I've tried resetting the unit but it hasn't helped. Any advice anybody can offer greatly appreciated. Kev
  12. Looks like a good starting point mate! Thinking of doing the TT wiper conversion myself this year. What parts are needed exactly, and what was the total cost? Btw if you decide on a full respray eventually I can highly recommend Urmston Car Body Repairs. They did mine last year to a phenomenal standard and the price was right :)
  13. Welcome buddy :D Don't worry about the bits of trim etc. That can be sorted in due time. Just get plenty of pics up!
  14. Hi Zak, anymore of these available?
  15. Sorry mate they're not available. I've had them made specially as a one-off. Closest I can think of are from DDI, made from aluminium...they have a small logo etched in
  16. FOA Hassan (fla) I've fixed mine using double sided tape from a company called Wurth, its similar to what vw used on the originals, and about 10mm x 2mm. I think you will find equivelents at most bodywork supply companies. As you can see in the picture i've gone all around the perimiter to stop anything getting underneath. Hope this helps. [ATTACH=CONFIG]68085[/ATTACH]
  17. Pictures of my new cill covers on the car. They went on easy enough, I used double sided tape similar to the originals. sorry photos not coming out to well due to the reflections. [ATTACH=CONFIG]68082[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]68083[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]68084[/ATTACH]
  18. FAO Dragon Green, sorry quotes not working. Hi mate, i don't think it will be possible to have more sets made up as the work was done by 2 separate companies. First one was a sheet metal working company ,and they took weeks to get them done, then i found an engraving company who could work with stainless steel, the boss there said he'd do them as a one off but in future they'd need them flat. This would mean that the folding would have to be done later, and the guy at the sheet metal place couldn't guarantee keeping the logo in position. I've paid to have the logo redrawn as a hi-res image, plus the cost of the plates and engraving adds up to around £100.
  19. Been having these made up for ages! They took a long time but they've turned out great :D They're polished stainless steel with the corrado logo engraved in the centre. Missed my old ones that had the logo on, which couldn't be salvaged when the car was resprayed last year. I got some brand new ones from vw heritage, but when they arrived they were hearing aid beige! Any takers? ;) Then I got some black ones off Andy (C5 OEM) but ended up never using those as I saw the DDI alloy ones, but I decided to design my own, using stainless with it being harder wearing... Couple of pics... [ATTACH=CONFIG]67973[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]67977[/ATTACH] I'll get some more up when they're on the car. Let me know what you think.
  20. Driveways still full mate,mk2s still here,and the cabby!
  21. Yellow Audi on your pic - I know the owner! Still catching up with everything as not been on here for ages. Didn't know you'd sold... Real shame but hope things turn out for the best for you mate
  22. Been a while since my last update,but not been idle. Firstly the alternator let me down on Boxing Day while i was out for a quick spin,needed the AA to get me home. Good news was i got hold of a brand new one off a mate for a good price,also got a new pulley and aux.belt to go with it. In order to fit this I decided the best way was to take off the inlet manifold and then get that polished as that was something i'd always fancied and also while doing the alternator i could easily fit the low milage power steering pump that i'd had for a while and also clean up the mounting bracket and get various bolts and bits and bobs replaced or replated. The manifold and all the bits went off to RS Electroplaters who aren't far from where i live, and while access was easy, I decided to refurb the fuel injectors, using an ultrasonic cleaner, with new filters, caps and seals which I bought in a kit off eBay. Found a couple of them weren't working too well so bought another set of 6 second-hand and chose the best 6 to refurb. Not too difficult a job to do...plenty of info on the net on how to do it... Tried something different with the engine cover painted it satin black,but sanded it smooth first. Got 2 new caps for the bbs wheels,one had to come from the factory in Germany and i was told it was the last one...! Anyway thats it for now,heres a few pics [ATTACH=CONFIG]67357[/ATTACH] Injectors before and after ultrasonic cleaning [ATTACH=CONFIG]67361[/ATTACH] New and old injector filters. Slightly different size but still fits and does the job [ATTACH=CONFIG]67369[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]67377[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]67365[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]67373[/ATTACH] Also got hold of an exhaust manifold heatshield off a Golf VR, minus the rust! Mine never had the aliminium cover the new ones had. [ATTACH=CONFIG]67381[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]67385[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]67389[/ATTACH]
  23. Ouch! Sorry to hear this mate. A lad in work came off his motorbike and broke a couple of ribs and he was off for 10 weeks. Hope you're not that unfortunate...
  24. Car looks stunning mate! Great work under the bonnet :smug: Know what you mean about the nervous driving after you've just had paint. I was driving like a priest for the first couple of weeks after getting mine back!
  25. Looking great mate liking the styling Well done on fitting the coilovers etc. not an easy job
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