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MJA last won the day on August 23 2020

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  1. Have you lifted the flap in the metering head - i forget what it is called, the part i have circled in red. It's the movement in this flap that opens the channels to distribute the fuel from the metering head to the injectors. There are some very knowledgeable chaps on kjet on clubgti - rubjonny for example.
  2. Yes my one of those exploaded when the car was in the Bodyshop and gave them all a shock - they were too scared to even turn the engine on fearing some mechanical failure. I chatted to Vince at the time and he said it can be a sign of the crank sensor failing - no joke that actually happened 2 weeks later when i got the car home - no crank signal on VCDS on cranking and the car would not start. I replaced it with a used part and bought another as a spare rather than delete.
  3. Just to add i also had a new fuel pump installed when it was at Stealth with the other work so it could even have been that? The car was also remapped to suit cams. Lots done so very difficult to narrow it down now. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  4. No but the MAF did later fail 2 or so years later after the bodyshop. They had the airbox off and I assume ran it with the dust etc and destroyed it. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  5. Prior to my engine work - just chains, head refuribishment and refreshed injectors - I was having an issue with warm starts. It would crank and crank and when it did it would cough slowly into life. I changed loads of sensors - coolant, cam and crank, the relays, I installed a 1 way valve on the fuel line, changed the FPR, new coil pack, new HT lines. Nothing solved the problem. Yet when I got back from Stealth (they did the engine work) it has been perfect ever since. Difficult to conclude what it was. I had my chains done becuase there was a noticeable vibration at idle every 2 or 3 seconds and I was worried. My chains were stretched and my tensioner battererd. I have considered the warm start issue might have related to tolerences in the engine due to the chain stretch but I don't know really.
  6. Lets see some winter dirt pics 😄 Nice to see one used daily. Do you ever worry about a minor impact like a wing or a headlight (or fog) going or do you have those in stock.
  7. Ouch but good you've fixed it already. You must be coming up to another MOT again soon - what's the mileage now and any more pics of the car? It looks to be holding up nicer (axle aside) on the last picture. Is it a 1.8t if I remember correctly? Edit to add - such a shame all the pictures and history have gone from the threads.
  8. That's another seller Keyo, the other chaps is still listed at £2500. Chris Benton is a clever chappy - if a Shrick is worth £1250-1500 normally he is adding £250-500 to the price on the back of the other listed for silly money.
  9. I would be interested in part ex-ing my nice front black leathers for the Recaros if you did want to do a deal and make the car more compatible on it's value. PM me if and when
  10. What is the budget? There is a fairly reasonably priced one in your preferred colour, r32 engine and recaro seats I dont like the wheels but otherwise tidy car. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202106254237449?atmobcid=soc3 Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  11. If this works for the mk2 golf as well I will take 2 looms. Id also be interested in the bits Keyo is adding if Zak would consider adding to all looms as an upgrade? If not I'll just take the standard jobby :) Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  12. Thread resurrection - where can I get one of these Kurzy looms? Will iit work on a mk2 and mk3 as well?
  13. Dunno what the width and similar specs are of the vw 280s but here are some 4x100 288s with specs https://www.mtecbrakes.com/pcd-change/mtec769-4x100mm-pcd-288mm.html
  14. Spike - ha that tickled me. Oh er The car is going to look amazing on the 16s and thoroughly restored elsewhere too. Squeeze a triple garage on your plot .. ..Or... move to a place with barns! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  15. Wow Chris those fog light glasses are the holy grail for worrysome stone chip damage ruining the front end. Must admit I sometimes think twice about driving it because of unabtainable spares and I hate the hella covers. How much are they?
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