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  1. Slow progress but great results. It's not nice working on your back on a car on axle stands, great efforts and much respect having been there and currently there again myself on mine!
  2. _Matt_

    Genuine mats

    Thanks for the heads up, good price. I bought the last set as my drivers side has some wear.
  3. Saw it on Car and Classic and agree with all - bloody lovely and the new owner will be getting an excellent Corrado. GLWS
  4. Yay well done on getting the Corrado out and good luck with the MOT and tracking jobs. I've had man flu and bug after bug all of 2024 so haven't achieved much aside from remove my rear axle for refurbishment. How's the Golf coming along? Corrado is the Daddy though.
  5. Thanks CM, I've sold the car and no longer need but thank you for asking
  6. I think the part no is 191612339 for the spring... however when i was looking for the same spring last year for my Golf 16v (now gone) it was no longer available everywhere i looked.
  7. Happy New Year to all 🙂
  8. Look forward to updates! Good to see you've managed to get photos working again.
  9. id probs go 215 with the 8J wheels. 205 are nice on the 7J
  10. I run 205/45/16 on 7J with no problems. It's a equivalent size to the 205/50/15 but that is over a 6.5J alloy 195/45/16 could work too depending on width of wheel, might look at bit stretched if a 7J
  11. 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.
  12. Early days but issue is solved on the warm start, now fires up after 5 to 10 mins left after driving as it does from cold. All I have done is had the injectors refurbished.
  13. Got the injectors back, this is how they come back to you for anyone thinking of doing the same. Rainy day tomorrow so hopefully will get some garage time to reinstall:
  14. True that, though I have my original vw one from my old car. Will leave it and do the pump next if no change. No fuel. Pressure testing equipment here
  15. Injector report received, yet to pick them up and refit. Looking at the report I don't think they were the problem and they did pass the leak test. Will report back once back in car and tested but at least they have been refreshed for not too much money (£130 all in). FPR next and will probably install when i do the injectors, which is a bit annoying as I wanted to do each step at a time though did the FPR separately on my last one and it did nothing (it was between the injectors and pump on the last one, both done at the same time sadly).
  16. I don't believe the site is actively managed for upgrades... hopefully one day a new corrado forum website will rise like a phoneix from the ashes.
  17. Cheers ABV, I still haven't sent it back. May well just strip mine and take the pump from the new VDO unit unless I can find a better like for like replacement. I have until December to make the return with autodoc.
  18. I don't think it works for any of us. I right click the page number and ask it to open in a new tab.
  19. Just to update the thread. I bought a VDO and have the same cracking. Awaiting to send it back to autodoc. Could strip it but at £250 I'm not fancying that plus I doubt it is a new part, and likely to have sat around for ages. Cressa I think I will try the Lucas - do you have a the part no handy? The link in the thread has broken with age.
  20. It will be the last thing I try on mine. It seems a bit heath robinson... Dropping off injectors tomorrow, should have some results in a week. I hope they find at least one is leaking 😄
  21. Not yet, took ages for it to come in the post - turned up 2 days ago. Injectors are out of the car so going for that first, refit/try and then do the valve. If no good do the fuel pump. At least that system will be refreshed either way. Looking forward to seeing the injector test report too.
  22. I've decided to send it back and will look at either a Bosch or Lucas pump, if I need it. I only bought it as there were 2 in stock, haven't had the injectors refurbed yet and looking to do one job at a time to see what, if anything solves it. Need to take injectors out and drop them off this week,.
  23. ahh decisions decisions now. I asked autodoc for a discount but they said no - have to send it back for them to "inspect" or full refund. Annoying paying good money for seconds (£240) but on balance VDO is hard to find and the pump should last so do you just take it on the chin and steal the pump out of the cracked housing. I haven't taken it apart - assume I take the 3 screws out to separate and then pump is separated? I haven't looked at my pump yet - could well be a pierburg unit as the car is an early 94 with old style maf but later ignition coil. Cressa blimey - that link is £££££ - I'll have a look at the fuel pump thread, Lucas I'd be happy with.
  24. Cheers both. I'm happy to risk it and will ask autodoc to discount it (good idea Dox). Can always pull it out to inspect it every other year or something too.
  25. Bought a VDO fuel pump from autodoc but cracked like the others I've seen on this forum around the screws. They have agreed to a refund but just wondering if it is massive problem? 4bar pumps are hard to find so do I suck it and see.
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