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    Corrado VR6 - K22 BRW

    So after 6 years of Corrado ownership and finally scratching that itch, i finally own a VR6. Its only took me 6 years to start my own thread!

    My first car was an 88 passat and after searching the net for various vw related thing i cam accross the Corrado. I brought myself an 8v on my 20th birthday, the insurance for anything other than the 8v or for when i was 19 was crazy at the time! With no knowledge at all i brought the first 8v i found in a respectable distance from myself, luckily it was a goodun! (Very old old phone camera photo, one the size of a house brick )





    After being in the family for 5 years between me, my dad and my brother, its now in the capable hands of James (and looking even more shiny).

    I viewed so many rust buckets searching for a 16v and got very used to the bag of lies people tell just to get you to view their car! I distinctively remember viewing a silver valver in Wolverhampton which he told me over the phone was a minter with 88k on the clock. I started to travel to Wolvo 2 days in a row for him to call and cancel both times!! (I should have told him to stuff it then) but being very eager on the 3rd day I finally got to see it. He was a dodgy dealer and didn't have a clue! All he said was "its got a VR6 grill". Great! It had been broken into at some point, every panel was keyed, wires were hanging out of the speaker pods and the centre console and there was 138k on the clock, 50k more than he stated!! Couldn't get any worse your thinking . . . . . the glove box was open with a stubbed out fag end on the rear side of the glove box lid!! How much effort would it have been to move the fag end and shut the glove box!! You have to laugh sometimes!

    I also viewed a black rado in Wolvo which the paintwork was described as the best on a rado! When i got there the drivers door had a 1cm high by 25cm wide slit in the door, just a gaping hole like a letter box!?!? Again, I left pretty sharpish!

    The valver has been to the south of France among many trips and had thousands spent on it.





    I hadnt finished with it really but one night i told my brother he could have it when i found a VR. 4 months later, a few VR viewings and the thousandth time of hearing "Can i have your car" from the bro I gave in and seriously started looking for a VR.

    I finally found a black VR in Nottingham that was making all the right noises, almost a full respray and alot of money spent!

    When i got there he had the engine running already which is a HUGE no no for me, but I was there for over an hour with the seller debating whether to buy. One long test drive and 3 sets of eyes checking and checking again i finally took the plunge! It had been sat for at least a year doing nothing which is why the seller said he was running the engine, he seemed genuine but you never know! Thankfully it has proved to be the right decision.

    This is how it looked when I brought her.



    Temporary change to standard lights and loss of eyebrow.





    Paintwork is lovely, plently of receipts (lots from AMD, 3k in one go on magnecor leads, big bore TB, etc) and rolling road readout of 205.8 bhp (but that was over 6 years ago now!).

    Since then its had:
    Swapped for standard lights (had them from previous car)
    90mm Splitter - Swapped my 50mm with Pete. Also got to work on the bar that sits behind the splitter as its seen better days! A nice coat of Hammerite later . . .





    Fitted an original steering wheel (Had a Momo one fitted)
    Brought a set of TT speedlines, i quite like them but they are only temporary, i had to get rid of the OZ's, i was embarrassed to drive with them on! Not my thing at all.
    Full service by Midland Vw. They changed the fuel filter which was full of 'gunge' as they put it. I cant believe how much smoother it is to drive now its been changed!
    Gearbox oil changed too which also makes a huge difference!
    Lots of other stuff that i cant seem to remember!!



    If anyone wants a set of red rear lights you absolutely MUST buy them from Leon263 from this forum, top top bloke who provides an excellent service! This is my 3rd set i have owned and never seen a set in such mint condition. He sands down all the markings on them and sprays the lot, not just the top half. The quality of finish is outstanding and by far the best money i have spent on a Corrado to date. After a quick polish and wax this is what they look like:



    Then I thought i'd perform my own light test. Standard lights first which are very red and not very suitable!



    Then the Green bulbs. Whatever or whoever tells you green bulbs work . . . . . they dont! Too be honest they dont look too bad in this pic, but on the road they are dangerously dim! My brother was very close to driving in the back of me because he didnt see the indicators! Two corrados, one crash, that would have been bad!



    Then the LEDs, so much better when compared to the other two. For the sake of £15 and a set of £3 resistors it really is soooo worth it!







    The only worry really is the rear axle bushes need changing, poly ones i reckon and the injectors will need to be replaced in the future. Have i read correctly that they are £95 each?!?!?

    To do list:
    A few areas of paint work need attention, nothing major
    Coilovers, Weitec GTN i'm thinking
    Would really love black leather seats mmmmm, not really a priority though!
    New roof strips will be needed soon.
    And either BBS RCs or Azev As. Not setting any records for being different i know but i love both sets!

    Anyway i have waffled on for far too long now and i'm impressed you got this far . . no wait, you just skipped to the end didnt you
    Last edited by ben_wooduk; 6th July 2018 at 9:48 AM.
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    Looks lovely! All reds look awesome!
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    I think you should go for the BBS RCs. Of course there is no hidden reason why i think this

    O and here is a nice shiny pic of the 8v for any 2.0 lovers
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    If the injectors are dirty you can just get them removed, flow tested and cleaned and get them refitted with new seals. Will cost you a hell of a lot less than new ones!

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    Latest looks lovely, very mint and good write up. As Jim says try getting the injectors serviced, I got 6 done for £70 i think it was, which delivered a 30% flow increase and basically confirmed they were still within performance parameters. You can buy the service through ebay, I used a guy called Mr Injector, had them sent and returned within a week, well worth it.
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    Some great pictures there Ben. Shot with the cleaning cloths hanging out to dry is a familiar sight round this way.

    I really like those TT wheels though. They're really smart, in an OE kind of way.

    But what I'm most interested in, is the green Robin parked across the road !
    James likes Corrados. Although he wishes the feeling was reciprocated occasionally.

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    Cheers for all the responses. Jim/Aide i'll definitely have to explore the injector cleaning service you mention but i'll need to call the garage and ask them if its relevant. The car went in due to a hot start issue, it never fails to start but when warm it takes just a little bit longer to kick in. Midland VW have told me the injectors are at fault as they are losing pressure. For the short term they have advised me to turn on the ignition 3 times (when hot) then start to build up the correct pressure (I wasn't sure it would make a difference but it actually seems to work!).

    James, he must be an enthusiast! He drives to work on a powerful motorbike he keeps in the garage and the Robin is a weekend car i think, although it has broke down and been recovered twice this week! He drives it round corners way faster than Jeremy Clarkson did, as he hasn't toppled it yet
    The wheels are really cheap, plentiful and a direct fit! Cant be bad!
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    Just received my Red Rear Lights from Leon263 and i agree that they are the best ive ever seen. The guy is a legend of the light spraying
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    How much does he charge? They do look very good!
    1993 Aqua Blue VR6, Porsche d90s, Heated Black Leather, Ported & Polished Head, K&N, Miltek + de-cat, KW V1, 288mm mk4 turbo brakes, Lupo Wipers.

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    Very nice VR mate! You've already made good progress. I would go for standard rear beam bushes- poly ones make the ride a little harsh/skittish imho + you'll lose the passive rear wheel steer.
    'ave it!

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