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    You need an old fashioned load tester for the...

    You need an old fashioned load tester for the battery, not a multimeter.
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    You might be onto the fact that your battery is a...

    You might be onto the fact that your battery is a bit low on capacity (as opposed to voltage), lead acid batteries degrade rapidly if they're allowed to discharge and left discharged for any period...
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    It's my belief, thus far not proven, that the...

    It's my belief, thus far not proven, that the intermediate drive shaft for the oil pump is the cause for a lot of the regular tapping noises on old VWs. It's the one thing that's never replaced...
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    I have no clue where you heard the steering was...

    I have no clue where you heard the steering was "light" on a Corrado. On the contrary compared to modern cars it's really heavy. One thing that IS true, however, is that it's wonderfully fluid and...
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    Alternatively just give every car you park next...

    Alternatively just give every car you park next to a pre-emptive kicking so you get yours in first.
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    20vt? but.. four cylinder turbo is boring! Lol ...

    20vt? but.. four cylinder turbo is boring! Lol

    I quite like not being part of the herd and having a proper old school six cylinder naturally aspirated engine. It's pretty quick, even by modern...
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    This is always going to be a divisive question......

    This is always going to be a divisive question... There is no "best" because everyone has different requirements from their cars, there is only "different".

    So, what's your requirement?

    Fastest...
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    I wouldn't say "cheap" is the word, but "more...

    I wouldn't say "cheap" is the word, but "more cheaply" is a statement of fact. :). Ford have a long way to go to catch up with VW pricing.
    I got a PCV not that long ago myself.
  9. On the other hand, you've bought three cars off...

    On the other hand, you've bought three cars off the forum so quite successful then!
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    FWIW I believe all these components are shared...

    FWIW I believe all these components are shared with the Ford Galaxy VR6 and can be had more cheaply from Ford dealers.
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    The standard bushes do make a signficant...

    The standard bushes do make a signficant difference on the NVH front. If nothing else now you've experienced one, why not try the other?
  12. So that's only one more then. It's for a...

    So that's only one more then.

    It's for a reason. If you want to join the forum you have to prove your love and committment to the Corrado by KEEPING ONE for at least the first six posts. After...
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    http://www.dual-metallising.co.uk/ These guys...

    http://www.dual-metallising.co.uk/

    These guys can refurbish your reflectors and they make a huge difference. Don't worry about the glass as long as you don't have huge cracks in them.

    I've just...
  14. Thread: Re G60

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    Sorry to hear about your husband. What made you...

    Sorry to hear about your husband. What made you decide to renovate the car? What's been done?
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    In fact this doesn't seem to be the case, the...

    In fact this doesn't seem to be the case, the water warms up quite quickly compared to the oil. That's one of the reasons the car has an oil temp gauge in the first place so you can tell when the oil...
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    ..and when you start talking about "spare...

    ..and when you start talking about "spare engine", perhaps it's time to take a step back to the beginning of the process and work out how you get here! Burning a bit of oil ..?

    We enjoy tinkering...
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    Well this is it .. you find yourself a grand and...

    Well this is it .. you find yourself a grand and a half in and you're told it needs another one or two on top .. are you able to bail out without it costing an arm and a leg?

    To be honest, BAD...
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    I have my old one sitting in the shed. It's fine,...

    I have my old one sitting in the shed. It's fine, but typical 140k miles usage marks. I replaced it because a new one cam available rather than because I needed to.
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    You would likely not see blue smoke unless you're...

    You would likely not see blue smoke unless you're really keen eyed tbh. If it was belching enough to be that obvious you would be using a hell of a lot more than a litre per 1k miles.

    Yes, bottom...
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    Do note that the car may still burn oil after all...

    Do note that the car may still burn oil after all that work due to bore wear. Sorry there is no magic bullet to a new Corrado.. there are always other bits to do!
  21. Thread: ABS fault codes

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    I suppose it depends what was wrong with it...

    I suppose it depends what was wrong with it ultimately. As you say they can't get new parts.
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    They are usually very reliable, I've no doubt the...

    They are usually very reliable, I've no doubt the supply of working valves will not disappear for a while.
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    I was going to say exactly this. Doesn't look too...

    I was going to say exactly this. Doesn't look too bad to me.. FWIW they also burn a lot sporadically at this sort of age so judge it on how badly you want it done. That said the timing chains is a...
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    Don't know whether it was a coincidence but my...

    Don't know whether it was a coincidence but my abs unit went shortly after the car spent a day in the oven after some paintwork got done. But yes. You have a faulty abs pump unit...!
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    For the record, today I succeeded in using a pair...

    For the record, today I succeeded in using a pair of adjusters off a MK1 Scirocco (£2 each from VW heritage), an M5 lock nut and a 40mm penny washer to knock up a mostly suitable replacement for the...
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