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    Bosnia and Back in one piece!

    Okay, so thought i would start one of these for my car, for my records amuch as amything else! I keep forgetting what i've done.

    She's a 1993 VR6 in Flash Red. I bought her off a chap in Lockerbie after I sold him my G60 and then fell in love with his VR6. A couple of years later I managed to buy it from him. She used to be lowered but I got really sick of crashing about on Scottish roads so is now back to standard. Comfort is good and the handling is acceptable, but i don't like the look. Hopefully will get H&R springs one day.

    Current Spec:

    Standard Springs with Koni T/A's
    OZ Ultraleggera 16" with Toyo tyres
    TT 312 Brake conversion on the front
    MOCAL Oil cooler
    TT rearmost wishbone bushes
    Scorpion Stainless exhaust from cat back.
    LPG with 43litre tank.
    Upgraded headlamp loom with Phillips bulbs.
    Red dashboard filters and electric window LED's

    Recent work completed:

    Fitted centre console(handbrake) support bracket.
    Fitted door handle repair kit to drivers side after the latch snapped.
    Fitted new Blue water temperature sensor.
    New spark plugs for fitting of LPG.
    Rear discs and pads about 5k miles ago along with bearings.
    Fitted new handbrake cables about 10k ago.
    Cleaned heater blower motor and fitted a new thermal fuse - now working on all 4 speeds.
    New pulley tensioner bearing/roller fitted.
    New clutch master and slave cylinders Sept 2010.
    Chains and tensioners replaced Dec 2009.
    Hydraulic lifters replaced October 2010.

    I use her everyday and currently doing an easy 20k mile per year. Mileage currently sitting at 168900.


    Last edited by jamiehamy; 18th April 2011 at 10:35 AM.
    1988 T25 1.7d
    1993 Corrado VR6
    2004 Mini Cooper

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    My '93 Flash VR

    Nice! Good to see people doing all the important stuff, rather than just doing a load of pointless mods!
    That number plate looks like the car may be from my (Yeovil) area, ending in 'YA'..
    1993 Corrado Vr6
    New Vege Engine 2013, currently around 7000 miles
    OBD2 conversion
    Teves 20 ABS system
    Mk4 Golf heater box and controls
    Black heated leather Recaros
    Double Din conversion
    Bilstein B12 Pro Kit
    Eibach front and rear ARBs
    Full Stainless Magnex
    BMC CDA
    Refurbed speedlines
    288mm front brakes
    Mk4 rears

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    Re: My '93 Flash VR

    Fitted new VAG balljoints on both sides today. Note to self - use a fork tool to extract the balljoint and don't bother trying to chop the bolts and use a scissor tool. Next up - new 312 discs and pads.
    1988 T25 1.7d
    1993 Corrado VR6
    2004 Mini Cooper

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    New PAGID discs and pads fitted to the front as well as drivers trackrod end. Also just fitted Goodrich hoses at the front, as well as new brake pipes. The originals were in good condition, except in the arch, where they were beginning to rot, so good time to do it.

    The hoses make a nice difference, less sponginess and effort required to brake. Still not quite as firm as a modern car, but by all accounts, that's fairly normal. Now i've got good brakes again

    Rear brakes never tend to get too hot, which bothers me. I know they don't really contribute as much, but I'd have thought on a good fast drive with lots of heavy braking, they would have gotten at least too hot to touch. Also, they sturggle to maintain that shiny look, which I am putting down to not getting hot and burning off any [email protected]?

    Compensator is in the middle, maybe needs adjusting to make them work more?

    Mileage 173002 miles.
    1988 T25 1.7d
    1993 Corrado VR6
    2004 Mini Cooper

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    Serviced the car at the weekend ready for my roadtrip in April.

    Mobil1 2000 10w40
    OE Airfilter
    Oil Filter
    Gas filter
    Castrol gearbox oil

    Mileage - 173870
    1988 T25 1.7d
    1993 Corrado VR6
    2004 Mini Cooper

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    Fitted Genuine VAG (red) HT leads. Much better fit round the coilpack terminals so hopefully stop the arcing when driving on sodden roads.

    Car feels smoother at idle and nippier - old leads were Euro specials. Never again...

    Mileage - 174230.
    1988 T25 1.7d
    1993 Corrado VR6
    2004 Mini Cooper

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    Fitted new SKF top mounts tonight. Difference in handling is superb, it handles like a Clio 172 over back roads now! So responsive!
    1988 T25 1.7d
    1993 Corrado VR6
    2004 Mini Cooper

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    This weekend I fitted new braided hoses to the oil cooler. They are longer and I managed to route them much better to the front. Also, the elbows now hang down rather than up, avoiding contact with the crack pipe.

    Also resoldered the oil temp connector, now I have a consistent reading.

    Also fitted a spare cam sensor I have as engine seemed flat as well as fitting a replacement idle damper as it was hissing. Engine much perkier.

    New genuine coilpack was also fitted in advance of my roadtrip, although old one was fine and in good condition. Finally, wrapped up some of the wires that were not covered with a felt/tape stuff I got from ebay. Much tidier.

    Mileage - 175210
    1988 T25 1.7d
    1993 Corrado VR6
    2004 Mini Cooper

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    Good to hear its going better mate......when are you away on your trip?
    95 Twilight Violet VR6
    95 Classic Green Storm
    95 Flash Red VR6


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    Saturday. First stop Dover...argh!

    Can't wait tho, should be fun. Going to do some final tweaks to gas injection map to make sure it's as efficient as possible.

    Apart from that, fingers crossed!
    1988 T25 1.7d
    1993 Corrado VR6
    2004 Mini Cooper

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