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    There is a guide on vagdrivers for replacing the matrix without removing the dash: https://www.vagdrivers.net/threads/corrado-heater-matrix-replacement.19713/ Sent from my LE2123 using Tapatalk
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    Apologies all, I haven't managed to put the order in for the next batch yet, but hopefully will get onto that in the next couple of weeks.
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    Hi, Starting a thread to document progress now I am back with a Corrado(s). Background: Sold the white Corrado, missed it after a few weeks. Sold mk2 and mk3 on (don't miss at all a month later so right decision then). I looked at a few "highly" priced examples but wasn't happy with the bodyworks or history (i.e no chains etc). Decided, sod it, will buy a project and sort it out myself. Que Corrado number 1. A Twilight Violet Corrado VR6 appeared on eBay as a project but came with a lot of parts nice parts as well as the original parts to put it back to stock. She looks rough but had 107k on and I thought man maths that I could sell the parts I didn't want and put towards renovating the car. The only sticking point for me with the car was that it had zero history. It needs the jacking point welding and a repair to the top of the windscreen + a repaint. The trim rubbers are nice though and the parts meant I couldn't refuse the car as it means I've managed to get some parts I had always wanted (oil volt dials, recaro interior and a few other bits). I had psyched myself up to get rid of what I didn't want and start to sort the bodywork.
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    Ha- "Stark Industries"! They must be having a laugh, or else it's a play on the German, "stark" meaning "strong", or in slang cool/sound/great.
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    Getting close, so well done. And change the brakes later, just get it out and enjoy it. It owes you πŸ‘Œ
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    And now I’m very nearly there.
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/126331388530?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=S_62K1mTR2C&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=SuQ1hX6ZSQa&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY Seems a good price for a genuine set of mats. 3 available. I have rubbers so am torn between the two...
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    So finally got the engine back in the car, pretty chuffed with the outcome.
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    Managed to get the car out and brave a 30 mile motorway journey to work. The car never missed a beat, sitting at about 90Β° water and 106Β° oil. Mpg wasnt to bad as i took it steady. . At some point I added the one touch indicator relay which is a godsend for changing lanes. Also fitting the heated seat elements from Classic parts made my journey lovely and toasties. No knocking noises from all of the bloody pot holes either which is nice. The car seems to be behaving
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    Not sure I really need to be cleaning my exhaust down pipe
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    Cleaned and painted, just waiting on re-plated bolts and can be finished.
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    Deposit taken so the car is now sold. Thanks for all the interest.
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    NOS sump and genuine original fixings.
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    happy to report that after 14 months the VR6 is finally back home with essentially a brand new underside & nut & bolt restoration plus the Autostrada Modena's are on & looking mighty fine if i do say so myself lol pity you cant see any of the work that has just cost me a small fortune (over double what i had guessed at) but the first few journeys out have made me realise quite how much i had missed this car! the ride is sublime & the refreshed KW's feel great & the noise - nothing quite like it spent most of the weekend cleaning & resinstalling the interior, only sub & door cards left a quick pic from a gloomy drive today
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    Started the re-assembly
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    FYI, I used the Loctite rear view mirror bonder on my campervan and have had no issues. The key is to spend time prepping / degreasing the mount / screen, follow the instructions and wait as long as possible before installing the rear view mirror to the mount.
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    Cheers Kippy, in your expert opinion, am I over restoring the car should I ever decide to enter it at somewhere like Stanford?
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    Be sure to follow the Bentley when setting the CoPot and things of that nature. Only reason I say this is because, I had played with my CoPot at one point (set it to 500ohm because it was in the thousands for whatever reason. I am almost positive one of the previous owners set it that high but I am unsure) and mine did not run very well. My AFR was way off. So just be sure to follow the Bentley when it comes to setting that mixture up. If you don't have one, I recommend getting an AFR gauge as this will make it easier to set the CoPot when adjusting everything. If you need help with it at all, feel free to PM me here or on the Vortex as well (same username on there).
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    Went for the 205/45/16s and I think worked out well , driving good no rubbing … thanks for the help guys πŸ‘ including pic … it’s a bit dirty out there with the frost
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    Good job πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» hopefully this solves your issue. Keep us updated when you do timing and adjust the CO pot on how it is running
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    drop your name on here Triple relay uprated headlight looms - Page 14 - Forum Group-Buys - The Corrado Forum (the-corrado.net) i will send out some PM's to those who have put name down so far & try to get it moving along
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    I think it is a mixture of factors too. I've done more testing and whilst it is good 5-10-20 mins after, so far more useable, but if i leave it for 30/40 mins I get the same problem. It always starts but interesting how the time frames have shifted. Perhaps points to time worn compenents. Thinking back to my white car, although fault seemingly solved it did have a few occassions where it would crank longer than expected though more than 9 our of 10 times it was fine.
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    Sorry Chiswick, my bad memory! Haha yup I'll pop over and get them, if they're at the same price πŸ˜‰ Post up some pics of your car whenever you have time Hasan
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    I asked in VWVortex like Popeye775 said and the first answer said yes it is factory.
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    The way that this is grounded does not look factory to me. To double check if I am accurate or not, I would post to the VW Vortex as well because there are a lot of pretty active VW heads that are on that forum daily that could tell you in more detail if that is factory or not. But, I am 99% positive that is not factory. I will double check my Bentley today and see where all those grounds should be running to. I am almost positive a couple of those should be running to the valve cover as a grounding spot. My valve cover has grounds for the hall sender, the CO Pot, and the coolant temp sensor I believe that are attached to it. All of them are separate wires unlike how yours has been spliced into one.
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    From a set of Passat wiring drawings I used when fitting my Climatronic, the terminals associated with the 4 pin plug on the FCM are: T4/4 12V Feed from battery T4/3 Signal from F18 the radiator thermo switch T4/2 Fan speed 2 T4/1 Fan speed 3 The fuses are: S78 5A fuse for the coolant pump S108 20A fuse for fan stage 1 and a/c magnetic coupling (although to me it appears that stage 1 is fed directly from the thermo switch which may then suggest this fuse is stage 2….hypothesis only!). S107 50A fuse for fan stage 2 & 3 So if the 20A fuse keeps blowing, is there a chance you have a short to ground on the a/c magnetic coupling wiring from when you removed it? The magnetic clutch feed is on the 10 pin plug T10/10…or it is on mine which replicates the Passat at least. Or is the short on one of the fan stages, 1 or 2 dependent upon which stage fuse S108 feeds.
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    From the VIN number, mine was produced 342 from the end of the production run so they were probably using up the parts they had left, and I’ve owned it since it was less than five years old so I expect it’s the original one too as it was too new for things to have started breaking! No UK cars were built with a/c but mine is definitely 2 plug and I’m sure that both plugs were wired when I fitted the Climatronic, I just had to add extra wires to the smaller plug.
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    Toby just replied, myself and Fendervg are Moderators again πŸ‘
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    Well done in hopefully sorting it. Sometimes it is hard to go back to the beginning to check things as we are 200% confident they were done right. Always catches me out and I end up back at the beginning 2 weeks later. We can always send you a non AC FCM unit across the water if you need it πŸ‘
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    Injector leak-down is a good shout, also worth checking residual fuel pressure is not dropping too quickly. Some on here had some success resolving long crank times using a non-return valve on the fuel pump feed, but there are so many variables and components that could be old and faulty in the loop that it can take a bit of time to track down.
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    After 25 years of pleasure, I have to sell my Corrado VR6 - it had 1 prior owner - a good friend. Full MOT, full service history, runs, needs cosmetic work inside and out. Everything is OEM. I will provide full details of ALL invoices and work carried out over the 25 years of my ownership. The identified required structural work was carried out to the satisfaction of the MOT. Included will be a number of extra parts (original metal sunroof and mechanism, original exhaust cover, fan thermistor !) accumulated down the years. From my first drive when I accelerated away from the lights, I have enjoyed driving this car ! Due to a certain London Mayor, I can no longer afford to run it having bought another VW (ULEZ compliant) - I have owned 1 Scirocco Mk2, 3 Passats and a Golf. I have toured Europe on holiday as well as taking it on my daily commute along the A12. It is all it is cracked up to be. I hope the photos set it up for you. BTW the number plate was a matter of good fortune ! https://www.carandclassic.com/l/C1618034
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    There was a short write up from Chris de Bono in the Autumn 1996 edition of Sprinter followed by the for sale advert in the Summer 1997 edition. I seemed to remember seeing photos in colour at the time but guess they must have been somewhere else. Dusty Mauve.pdf Campaian.pdf
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    Not SORN No MOT since online records began Same owner since 1998 Not exported Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Totally agree, looks worth the money. Can only help Corrado prices 🀞 GLWS
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    Looks immachttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155661035229?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3Df316b4877e9f4f779d675eb8bf24e0bc%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D155661035229%26itm%3D155661035229%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2351460&_trksid=p2351460.c100667.m2042ulate, 58K miles Β£24,000
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    Nice looking car with some great effort put in. Worth every penny! Sent from my SM-G990B2 using Tapatalk
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    Great looking motor and price. Too much for me but I am sure someone will put it in their garage. I always enjoy an advert for a standard car and then read the tasteful modifications
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    The OEM FRP is 4 bar, and sits on the right hand side of the fuel rail - from your picture it looks like right location and clip, but there should only be a very small vacuum host attached to a nipple, not that big hose. To remove it, take out the clip and use plumbers pliers to gently rock it out - use some silicone lubricant or penetrant spray first - but don't lever it with a screw driver as the circular housing is very soft metal and can deform easily. I guess if you are replacing, it doesn't matter too much if you damage the old one a bit.
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    Yep, stage 1 is just like any other car, 2 is noticably loud and stage 3 is like a jet turbine taking off and will drain your battery flat in about 20 minutes - don't ask me how I know!
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    Check the blue/white wire in the radio loom - it is probably connected wrong or earthing against something randomly. It should only be connected if you have a radio that support speed dependent volume control (GALA) and not many do. Otherwise, the spoiler control module may be at fault, and worth swapping out with one that is known to work.
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    Corrado Number 2 Or 4 actually in ownership count. I had seen the car advertised on Facebook but was so disheartened from other cars I had viewed that I discarded it without even looking at it. Later the owner and I were trading some parts and by chance I gave him an incorrect wiring loom for a leather interior so went up to see him to swap over looms. I saw the Corrado and it had virtually none of the issues I had expected and it was a very nice car at a very fair price. 91k, VW and specialist annual servicing from 1994 - 2021, a long term owner between 2005-2021 and all original. The car had sat for over a year out of MOT as the previous owner had picked up abother dream car. I could see the car had some bush and brake line type MOT advisories so I asked for it to be MOTd and if it passed I'd buy it... it did pass.. so I picked it up on Sunday. It does have 2 areas of the rust - see pics - little scab on the wing and a scab in side in the fuel door area. I will get these fixed with new metal before they get worse. The car was resprayed in 2009, for Β£2350 inc VAT - how times have changed - and came with old style photos to show windows out, back to metal in areas. The paint is excellent in my eyes, just some swirl marks to polish out. No imperfections under my LED garage lights. It had new window and trim rubbers all round back in 2009. I felt confident if the paint had lasted this long and still looked good it must have been a decent job too.
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    Hello Everyone, A long standing school friend of mine has owned a VR6 for many years and I always loved the sound of the engine. Late last year I decided to take the plunge myself and I am now the owner of a VR6 Storm - Mystic Blue. Since there is a Corrado Forum sticker on the wondow, I suspect there are some members of the Forum who might recognise the car? The engine pulls really well but, unsurprisingly, the car has a number of issues that need sorting out and the knowledge on this Forum is going to be a very valuable resource! Although I have done a lot of my own mechanics over the years I currently only have a single garage which is a bit too tight for working on the car... so my first question to the Forum is does anyone know of a garage/mechanic who know the Corrado located in Suffolk or Essex (I live near Ipswich). If not I suppose I will have to make use of the Summer weather to do some jobs outside (at least I have plent of space on the drive !) My second question is regarding the engine started getting quite hot this week. When I checked the coolant level it was a tiny bit below the minimum level, but topping it up has made no difference. The strange thing is when I switch the ignition off the radiator fans start up, but when I switch the ignition on or start the car the fans are no longer running. Wonder if this is a common/known issue? However since it is getting hot even when crusing in top gear at 60 when I assumne the fans should not be needed would I be righ in suspecting the thermostat is not openeing fully? This VR6 is by no means concours but it is in my opinion in too good condition to break so I am determined to fix the mechanical issues first and then sort out the paintwork. I look forward to getting to know everyone Pete
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    To access the full forum you need to be a paid subscriber - this helps to cover the owners running costs.
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    I have about 20 left new lenses for RHD headlights. I would like to exchange 1 piece new for 2 used right. If anyone is interested please PM me. Greetings Chris
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    Cheers, no green bulbs but they do flash a bit red. now fitted
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    Just having a look at the forum for old times sake. Not sure if you still have my old Corrado? If you do, the missing knob on the driver's seat you asked about is not a lumbar support, I think it is where a rather annoying arm rest used to be. I took it off as it just got in the way. It went with the car with all the other spare parts to the bloke I sold it to. Hope that helps solve the mystery?
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