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    Thanks Fla... but I’ve been super efficient and bought all the bits last night! Thank you for the offer tho.

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    Swapped fuel relay and installed a one way valve on the fuel line near pump.

    Yet to see if it improves my hot start issue as it got dark and my headlight switch broke. Maybe I should have got something newer!!

    My idle is still a bit rough - feel vibration in the cabin but no bouncing on tacho. Not sure what the issue is, hopefully injectors or pump (it’s original) rather than something mechanical .... it’s not using oil or water or being smokey.
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    The one way valve seems to have done the trick on hot starting... further testing needed. Can't understand why though. Anyone know whether the ECU is configured to force more fuel through when cold vs hot?
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    Happy new year to all.

    No major updates except I’ve been using the car more now since the hot start issue has been resolved (fingers crossed) with the one way valve on the fuel line. Idle has improved with use too, not that it was particularly bad; I used to get a minor vibration on idle but it’s mostly cleared up now. I’ll probably strip down and clean up the ISV and throttle body at some point if it gets worse as it doesn’t look like it’s been off the car (still has the original VW style hose clips).

    I’ve now done a fair few miles on the Bilstein B12 kit now. Overall it’s improved the drive and aesthetics of the car. I normally drive pretty gently but when driven at higher speeds with harder acceleration body and wheel control is improved and the car feels planted and still very predictable. Generally I’ve found:
    -it’s more planted at higher a-road/motorway speeds
    -less of a boat on acceleration and deceleration (could have been my worn front shocks causing that)
    -the shocks have not noticeably bottomed out, even with 2 adults, kids and a boot load of stuff. The ride feels firm but refined but has highlighted cabin rattles not there previously! My wife commented it was much more comfortable than a Mk2 Seat Leon FR we used to own years ago (we got rid of it as she hated the ride).
    -I have been used to driving cars with independent rear suspension for last 6+ years so the rear feels more agricultural and the firmed up suspension has highlighted it more so to me. Perhaps new rear beam bushes would improve matters back there – again they’re original.
    -the ride at lower speeds on rough road surfaces, such as a rutted country lanes is less comfortable, but driving faster seems to smooth things out. On reading around that seems to be a general comment with Bilstein B6/B8 shocks.

    Another plus since using it more is that the ABS pump hasn’t been causing the ABS light to come on. It just wants to be used I guess! I do have another pump to go in but want to send it off to BBA Reman for a refurb first and save up for a general brake refresh at the same time, maybe go for Mk4 rear callipers and larger fronts although I haven’t found the existing brakes lacking to be honest with my driving style.
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    Steering wheel and gear know refurbed with a leather repair kit:

    Before:

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    Happy with that - cracks and discolorations gone. The gear knob pic is from the side that had all the wear.
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    Well done looks a great job looks new !

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    Thanks Keyo. It was quite easy to do - rub down with some 600 grit wet and dry, degreaser, 5 or so coats of a leather binder, 1200 wet and dry and 3 coats of top colour.

    Next job is to reassebmle isv, throttle body and vac hoses. I took it off to clean as my idle can be a bit rough. Whilst stripping I found one of my vac hoses from the PCV wasn't secure so perhaps that was the source of my rough idle and vac leak. We shall see, running out of time today to sort though.
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    Some (late) pictures of the car on the Bilstein B12 kit with revised rear springs as detailed earlier on in this thread. It's a perfect height for what I'm going for.

    Also a pic of the headlining I've retrimmed, I know I need to trim down the inner sunroof seal. The material I used is slightly thicker than the OEM stuff but a good match to the sunroof blind. Picture is the best I got..

    I've also cleaned the ISV, TB, replaced the MAF and run some injector cleaner through it - it's running really well.

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    Looks fantastic mate

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    Do think the Corrado looks good in white !

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