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  1. Gave it a quick wash this morning but liked it in twilight out the window so took a pic. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. Top work JF and eveything is immaculate! Nice colour on the inlet - a little bit different to silver and actaully more oem looking. Loving the wooden supports under each wheel - I have a set of quick jacks which are easy enough to use (with extra timber to spread the load) but gets in the way and otherwise use axle stands, however those wooden supports are safe and not in the way + I guess if you did want to get a wheel off you can just support that corner on an axle stand. Good solution.
  3. Oh I see i haven't looked at my mk2 yet there. I have heard it is only adjustable on one side too. Do you have to take the outer track rod from the knuckle to adjust then or is there movement on the outer to set tracking? Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  4. Yes life is a bit better again now, my own Golfs have suffered with time spent on the Corrado though! The inner track rod sits inside a ball and socket on the inboard side so does twist on adjusting - the person doing the tracking needs to either spray some lube at the gaitor or go gentle. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  5. Over 100 miles now done and no issues. Mot on 28th plus proper 4 wheel alignment as only done the tracking last week. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. That is shame but at least it sounds like you'll get closure on that car. Pleased to see you're still going to get one and I will keep an eye I've been through pain of resto and bodywork etc and would recommend avoiding all that hassle and buying a good one straight off. Im not normally someone to worry about mileage (155k on mine) but concede in the UK market people would sooner by a ropey 100k car over a well sorted to 155k, so if I were doing it again I'd be aiming for sub 120k miles, great body and make sure it had leather (cost me a £grand to make that happen which on top of bodywork and engine work makes for an expensive game and a car that will never be worth its cost..). The engine can be sorted at say Stealth racing but the rest of the mechanicals (apart from ABS) is boggo mk3 golf so anyone can do it. All the best and keep us posted on outcomes of the old car. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  7. Its actually a pretty decent car the calibra! 700 quid wow. Special edition too the se6? Damn I am sure calibras probably need the same attention as a corrado in 2022 as well. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  8. Good Luck and looks like it might be in the same keepers hands. Facebook should show up results if they are there. Sometimes though the cars get broken and the last keeper doesn't get updated/the car doesn't get declared as scrapped. I understand the sentimental attachment to the car but just to offer some rationality from someone who has renovated a corrado, luckily one that was pretty complete: these cars are not straight forward renovations if parts are missing. Loads of things are obsolete from VW and pricey on the second hand market. Factor that in with costly bodywork and potential engine work and you could be in deep in quickly. There are lots of cars around that have had the renovation works so might be a better bet if L33 VWS is in a poor state. Failing that try and pick up your own breaker car if you need lots of parts.
  9. Good luck with sale Ed, lots of the horrid jobs done and work gone in with quality parts. Those body scabs you mention are just bits around the edges. Hope a buyer comes forward in this tricky market.
  10. I'm using ready mixed G13. I understand you should use deionised water so just bought the ready mixed stuff as it was going to be a lot of volume of liquid delivered either way so went premixed for that reason.
  11. MJA

    Rear silencer

    I don't think Kwik Fit will be able to sort it off the shelf. Probably best getting a statinless cat back system. Resonated means it has the same number of boxes as stock (on a Corrado) and will be quietier. Non resonated will have less silencer boxes and will be louder. Jetex and Miltek are off the shelf new parts but you could try breakers such as the Corrado Graveyard in Hertfordshire or go to a custom exhaust making place and get something personal (maybe the same as OEM if that's what you fancy).
  12. 30 miles done today no clonks or noises. Perhaps it was a combination of bad tracking, loose front cross member bolt and new inner and outer track rods. Car is driving excellent after tracking, something I have not experienced since April since it has been apart so much. And that was just tracking rather than alignment. Definitely gelled with it again on the drive today. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. Haha yes it is madness my Mum has a VW Up as well and for a tiny car it is big vs the Corrado.
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    dash speakers

    That sounds like a better idea oneohtwo re keeping a couple of tabs if you can drop the speaker in, i'll grab a pic of what I'm against on mine as well for you.
  15. Cheers chaps! I took the car for just a £30 tracking jobby at my local garage and sadly it did clonk on the way. However post tracking it feels much better and hasn't clonked yet. Admittedly it's only done 2 miles max. It was well out of tracking alignment though the struts still need a laser camber jobby to be 100%. I feel like the noise is coming from the front passenger area but tbh it could be anywhere. I don't feel it in the steering wheel or in the seat. However what was great this AM is behind the garage i went to (had good reviews from the local community and very local) is a vw audi master tech setting up self employed who worked on these cars and mk3/mk4 when at the dealer, he also spent time working at an air cooled place too. He doesn't do private work generally but we got introduced and chatting and he will take a look in a few weeks if it is still happening and said he'll help me with my cars too. I had lots of car related compliments which has picked up the mood up. Plan is to just use the thing and monitor. I don't think it is unsafe as it's been on a MOT shacker machine and drives tightly. The mechanic took it out today post tracking for example and no issues found. RE copper slip - i do use that on bolts such as the ones that go into the wishbones, outer track rods and these ones that also hold on the bumper. I also used it on the stub axle bolts on the other cars as they are a right pain to get out and are also a very very tight fit to get in as well.
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