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  1. Hi Craig, sorry for the delay. I don't think I could be much further away from you - I'm in Kent!
  2. Just want to add that the private is included in the sale.
  3. No, it wasn't unfortunately. Autoglass rang to cancel in the morning saying the screen hadn't arrived. Rebooked for 7th April! That's the next available appointment apparently.
  4. Oh and I did the thermostat and housing last year as well...sorry, I keep remembering things.
  5. As I've already mentioned somewhere above, I've got a screen replacement booked for 18th March (because of the crack). Anyway - here are some engine bay photos for you. [ATTACH=CONFIG]83424[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83425[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83426[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83427[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83428[/ATTACH]
  6. Sorry about the delay Marcus, had a couple of drinks last night... The spoiler works on the switch and when driving. The sunroof was one of the first jobs I did when I bought the car as it wasn't working at all. I replaced the whole mechanism and it was tilting and sliding nicely. The sunroof seal was in a horrible condition though and I couldn't find a nice replacement at a sensible price. I used a new seal from a Golf (mark 2 I think) which fit but was a little too deep to allow the sunroof to slide. No issues with the clutch gearbox. The gear selector had a ridiculously long throw when I got the car so I fitted one of the short shift kits available on here and the change is really nice now. The ABS light comes on at start up and then goes out as it should. I did have to replace an ABS sensor (front passengers side I think). Regarding the rough running - the car starts and runs fine. When its up to temperature, the idle drops a little and you get the feeling that it wants to stall (it doesn't) when you stop in traffic etc. I really think this is due to the lambda sensor so I bought a genuine replacement. I planned to change it but found that I couldn't get the car on to my ramps because of the low clearance of the front splitter and the job really needs a bit of room underneath. I used the car for driving to and from work in the Summer, but can't say that I've done any really long trips in it for three or four years. 30 minutes away is probably the furthest I've been. There are no fluid leaks at all. I did have a small oil leak from the oil temperature sensor but I replaced that last year. The coolant was looking a bit gunky so I flushed the system out in the summer. I put a new expansion bottle on while I was there. Engine temp stays between 80 - 100 when driving. Fan seems to kick in when required. Had a new coolant temp sensors last year (for the dash guage, ECU and rad fan). Regarding the bodywork, I had the bonnet resprayed 2 years ago so no stone chips there. There is one car park ding on the passengers side. You may be able to see that in the photos. Rust wise, three arched are starting to bubble on the trailing edge, again the photos should show this. There is no finance on the car. Just let me know if you've got any more questions or want photos of specific parts - that's no problem. I'll just pop outside to get some photos of the engine bay for you...[ATTACH=CONFIG]83417[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83418[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83419[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83420[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83421[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83422[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83423[/ATTACH]
  7. Hi Marcus, Thanks for the questions. It will take me a while to reply to them all so I'll get back to you in the morning when I can see straight 😬
  8. Just and update on the description above...I've arranged to have a new windscreen fitted in 18th March.
  9. After 5 years of ownership, I'm reluctantly selling my 1993 2.0 16v. The MOT expires in June 2016 and it is currently SORN as I don't drive it in winter. It's covered 93,000 miles. I've done lots of work to it in that time here is some of it: New injectors, cam belt less than 5k miles ago, HT leads, distributer cap / rotor, battery, disks & pads all round, front wishbones / drop links, suspension top mounts all round. Short shift gear linkage kit fitted. Drivers seat bolster replaced. Fitted with Sebring alloys which had been refurbished and are like new. 5th alloy also refurbed - never been used. 4 brand new Goodyear tyres covered less than 200 miles. Engine is running a little rough when warm. I think this is due to a duff lambda sensor (genuine VW replacement is included). There is a vertical crack in the screen where the rear view mirror is. Last serviced in the summer. I have a spare front bumper which I am happy to chuck in if wanted. Car is located near Dover, Kent. Looking for £2250 ono Any questions - ask away! [ATTACH=CONFIG]83345[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83346[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83347[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83348[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83349[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83350[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83351[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83352[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83353[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83354[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83355[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83356[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83357[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83358[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83359[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]83360[/ATTACH]
  10. Thanks Knuckleduster, I checked the cat a few days ago because I didn't fit it myself. It is the one sensor type. The MOT tester managed to make it pass although I think he's done some sort of slight of hand rather than sorting the job properly. I've bought a new 02 sensor although I haven't had time to fit it yet. When I've put it on, I'll check the emissions again. The car is actually running fine, although it doing an average 16MPG which is a bit scary and the exhaust still smells of fuel. Fingers crossed the sensor will sort it - if not I'll do as you suggest and go for another (type approved) cat.
  11. Be a little cautious of going down the DPF removal route. A removed / non functioning DPF became an MOT failure since April last year. VOSA are even using cameras to check for DPF removal at their road checks.
  12. Decided to have a look at the lambda sensor wiring yesterday and change the engine mount while I was at it. The wiring looks in good condition. While I had the air intake off from the air box to the throttle, I noticed that the vac hoses which connect to the little valve in the air intake hose were the wrong way round. Can anyone shed any light on what the little valve does or if this will make any difference?
  13. So ran it up to the garage with the 5th injector unplugged. Emissions are better - its perfect on idle but still goes up to 4% CO on fast idle (as opposed to 6% before). They seem to think the lambda sensor has gone wonky so going to try a new one. The car starts fine in this weather without the 5th injector and the car only comes out in the summer, but I'd like to find out why its operating all the time. I'm assuming it's controlled by the ECU which is getting temperature information from the coolant temperature sensor?
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