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Loving the no fuel bit 🤣🤣  but not the price of filling up a Corrado size tank.

The run out sounds great and I am envious as mine is blocked in.

Have to agree with Keyo in being punished if we dont use them

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2 hours ago, Cressa said:

Loving the no fuel bit 🤣🤣  but not the price of filling up a Corrado size tank.

The run out sounds great and I am envious as mine is blocked in.

Have to agree with Keyo in being punished if we dont use them

You must know the road from mine to Ollerton, I’m glad I ran out in the village before I got off into Sherwood Forest. The MFA claimed 41mpg on the drive to Huntingdon and back and 36mpg overall for the weeks’ miles which which worked out at 29mpg when I filled up Friday, I knew the MFA couldn’t be relied on but that’s not even close!

We were out in it last night and again today, I’d like to try and use it more this summer…hopefully there’ll be no “throw in the towel” moments like last year.

Our Corrado off the road spell was 2010 to 2018 so you’ll have to be blocked in a bit longer yet 😁

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Well - took about 5 hours over 2 days, but I finally managed to remove and replace the black heater control cable that operated the defrost/heat flap! This is the one that runs from the control on the left with the two cables, over and around the matrix and attacehes to the flap lever in the drivers footwell, not too far from the clutch pedal - an absolute nightmare to get to. Those metal clips are tricky, and the one on the flap end is well nigh impossible to get to, and the hardest part was getting the cable attached securely again.

But after lots of swearing, breaks and contortions I have a nicely working and smooth heaer control again that doesn't stick and feel like it is about to break. Debating now on whether to remove the metal clip for the positions stops, although mine seems to work pretty well, and the second cable is moving freely. The heater control box was reconditioned and all the flaps relined not too long ago.

Next job on the list is the foliage seal cover....

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12 minutes ago, tonedef said:

Another year, another MOT 👍

Great feeling, well done

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3 hours ago, tonedef said:

Another year, another MOT 👍

Congratulations. Always a good time 

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17 hours ago, Cressa said:

Congratulations. Always a good time 

Too right it is! I then drove over to the guy not a million miles from you at Beighton to see about getting the a/c gassed but he can’t fit me in til 26th August 🙄

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5 hours ago, tonedef said:

Too right it is! I then drove over to the guy not a million miles from you at Beighton to see about getting the a/c gassed but he can’t fit me in til 26th August 🙄

We need a meet when my car gets to come out.

I had MAES in Rotherhan come out to do mine. They have a mobile van, even on a Saturday, or did last year anyway !!!

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10 hours ago, Cressa said:

We need a meet when my car gets to come out.

I had MAES in Rotherhan come out to do mine. They have a mobile van, even on a Saturday, or did last year anyway !!!

When your car gets to come out, love it!

The biggest problem I have with the a/c is that it’s a Frankenstein job, conversations seem to go this way:

Tony: I’d like to get my a/c re-gassed please.

Salesperson: No problem sir, could your confirm age and registration etc.

Tony: Gives details but points out this won’t help them as the installed system came from a 96 Passat VR6 and also that the condenser and drier have been replaced with items from Mk4 Golf and the pipe work modified to suit.

Salesperson (after consulting a wiser person): Sorry sir, we can’t help you as we wouldn’t know how much gas to put in, it has to be weighed you see.

And so it continues. I even had one tell me recently they wouldn’t know which gas to use as there’s a new one on the market since around 2017, even though I’ve told them it’s a 95 car with a 96 system!!! At least Mick Farrar, whilst he’s booked up for the next few weeks, is prepared to suck it and see, to have an feel for the job and charge the system until the pressure is something like right.

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Totally understand.  I expected the guy from MAES to give me that sob story, but he just turned up and got on with it.   Pressure testing it always stressed me out incase I had a leak, or the o rings were dry from lack of use.

Be nice when you have it sorted tho 👌

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Nothing 😂 I did cut one up yesterday though.

 

I went to Tatton Park VW show, around 10 Corrados dotted about, sun was out many visitors, cars exhibitors after COVID, it was nice to see

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