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Thread: The "what I did to my Corrado today" thread...

  1. #5481
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    16th April 2006
    Torqued all the end caps in, rod and crankshaft... Fitted oil pump and crank end seal... You gotta love aqua blasting

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    4th April 2015
    Looks absolutely fantastic

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    CF-oholic! delfinis38's Avatar
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    24th February 2006
    Muckle Flugga & Fastnet Rock
    Corrado VR6 - Aqua Blue LC5U - 96 'N' Plate
    Black Leather - Heated Seats - Air Con
    Totally Standard and intend to keep it that way !

    Hibernation for Winter ! SORN

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    ⋆⋆ CF Member ⋆⋆ spen's Avatar
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    15th June 2010
    Fantastic mate

    1995 VR6 "Norfolk Black" | SWG scuttle | TT wipers | Moonroof | Headlight loom upgrade | Air-con | New Paint | Jetex SS full exhaust | BMC CDA | Heated Grey Leather | Dave's short shifter | 263 Cam's | Re-Mapp | Mk4 rear's |

  5. #5485
    Just changed the seal on my foliage cover - the inlet that sits directly over the heater blower motor. Been getting damp carpet on the passenger side and I suspect this was the root of it. Cleaned out all manner of dead leaves, birds and unidentifiable gunk then slid the cover off as per the wiki article -

    Anyone thinking of doing the same, might like to know that it's quite possible to access the cover without removing the lower windscreen plastic thing, which is worth avoiding as those bits are getting brittle and have often been siliconed in place after someone's destroyed the original clips. It's a little bit fiddly,particularly getting the c-clip thing back on, but pretty straightforward once you've lifted the scuttle rain cover out of the way. I think Jim posted this years ago, but it's worth knowing if you don't want to be wrestling with brittle plastic trim held on with obsolete fasteners that you'll probably break if they're not broken already.

    The original foam seal is now over 20 years old and had gone properly brittle and come unstuck in places. You could see where water had been able to get underneath it. The new one - VW Heritage do them - sticks onto the cover and feels reassuringly resilient and, erm, new.

    Anyway, fingers crossed that sorts it and I'm back to having a dry and happy Storm. I should probably do the same thing to my Mk2 as well just for peace of mind.
    Mystic Blue Storm - H&R coilovers - Rear Neuspeed Anti-roll Bar - Magnex - Dieselgeek quick shift and Gruvenparts travel reducer - Few or no functioning brain cells - And a red Mk2 GTi 8v with a TSR-tuned motor.

  6. #5486
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    4th January 2013
    Ashton-in-Makerfield, United Kingdom
    Popped it in for MOT after fitting replacement door handle from Lilfuzzer and walked out with a Pass Many thanks to Lilfuzzer 👍👍

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