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  1. Late Mk3's suffered the worse. Early ones more on par with the mk2. They are terrible cars though compared to the mk2, mk4 is even worse.
  2. Disconnect the oxygen sensor at the rectangle connector that sits on top of the rear engine mount. If it runs better then that's your problem. Bear in mind that the oxygen sensor doesn't come into play until the engine is warmed up to around 80 degrees so wont be affect anything when cold.
  3. That may well happen one day lol. That coupe on swapz wasn't red by any chance, and on there a couple of years ago?
  4. Rust is generally what kills them, especially the lower rear quarters. I was just looking for a daily to have some fun with and have always wanted a Fiat Coupe, but only the 20v turbo. Cost me £1000 and another £500 to get it on the road so very much bottom of the barrel stuff. Body wise it's rough but mechanically it's spot on and carries a very safe and reliable 300bhp. The one I have had a new engine off a crate from Fiat 30k ago, that was the main reason I bought it. It does handle like an old fiat though and nowhere near the sharpness of the Corrado. The noise though. The time to buy one is now, a bit like the Corrado.
  5. It's only really the front subframe and axle that are different on the VR, they all use the A2 platform underneath the panels. The article in general is a bit 'primary school' considering who it's written by. It sort of trying to project that the VR is somehow more evolved or better when it isn't really.
  6. Decent wee article, even though I don't like TG. Although I don't know what they mean by saying the non VR6 models are 'basically mk2 Golfs'.
  7. I bought a Fiat Coupe Turbo in the summer to use while the G60 is being restored. So that's my daily winter hack just now. But what a machine, you think a VR6 sounds and goes good, they haven't got anything on the Lancia 5 pot fitted in these!!
  8. Just checked mine, the 45 degree angle goes to the master.
  9. I fitted a HEL clutch line direct from HEL on my G60 and it goes straight from the master to the slave mate. Was about £30
  10. I'd be surprised if it made 10k at auction.
  11. They are glued to the screen in most cases.
  12. Mk1 Golf 1.3c 1981 in Pargas blue. it had a few scrapes and bangs but the shell was minted. Paid £38.50 for it in 1999. Well the owner said I could have it if I fitted a new exhaust to his Type 2 camper and that was the total price of it. It didn't run well due to the classic corroded filler neck contaminating the fuel system with crap. I ran it for 2 months with a jerry can under the bonnet before fixing it.
  13. You'll need to do the engine timing when changing the distributor as everything will be out of sync. Unless you set it to TDC at number 1 and marked everything prior to removing it.
  14. Worry about getting the best condition Corrado for your money rather than what engine is in it. Given, the G60's and Vr6's will command the best price but there are a lot overpriced rough dogs out there that'll just become money pits. I personally prefer the G60 for it's simple mechanics, my experiences with Vr6 engined cars haven't been great but they do sound nice although a novelty that quickly wore off for me.
  15. You can pick those up dirt cheap these days. My earliest gaming memories would probably be the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum series which we had pretty much all the models during the 80's.
  16. Too be fair the modern games aren't grabbing my attention the same way they used. They play too much like mainstream hollywood movies, which I find more or less unwatchable these days. I find old games have much more character and play-ability. Xbox's aren't really of any interest to me as I never had one. I was loyal to the PS, and before it was Sega. I almost bought a Saturn on their release but they where like £100 more than the PS and their marketing bought be over as it did what with most people.
  17. It's surprising the amount of people don't have a clue what happened to their old gaming systems. I have no idea what happened to my original PS1, despite paying £299 for it in 1995. I remeber having to turn it upside down to work properly so was likely on it's way out. Yeah the old PS1/PsOne and Xbox1 and Xbox One conundrum. Apparently, the original PS1 should be referred to as the PSX, despite Sony releasing the completely different PSX, a PS2/Digital video recorder combo in 2002 that nobody bought.
  18. Far Cry 3 is probably the best one for me. Struggled to get into 4 and 5. Yeah I was running modded ps1's back in the day. Playing all sorts of shady games.
  19. Hi, Quite a bit off topic but a little side hobby of mine, while I still have some money left that's not getting spent rebuilding my Corrado, is collecting retro video games and consoles. At the moment i'm looking specifically for PlayStation 1 games to add to a collection I'm building but will consider anything. I know a lot of you guys are of an age where, if you were into gaming, would have played this console and may still have stuff laying about like I did so worth a try. All the best, Jamie
  20. Gti_Jamo

    205 vs 195

    That was 195's mate. No deals on at the moment though sadly.
  21. Gti_Jamo

    205 vs 195

    I know. I don't even need them yet. My Corrado is in a 100 bits lol. Worth checking them out now and then for deal. They had another 4 for 3 offer on that expired only last month.
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