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  1. There's a little icon on the top right side when you click the picture. I just liked it as is a different perspective to normal peer reviews. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. .. an interesting read all the same. The Audi was also not classed as sportscar but I felt the conclusion & % scores sounded as though the Corrado, as a package, pipped it and put up a good fight against some decent compeition from 1993 (964, TVR and Caterham). https://porschecarshistory.com/porsche-964-carrera-2-vs-tvr-griffith-4-3-vs-audi-s2-coupe-vs-caterham-seven-k-series-vs-vw-corrado-vr6-performans-car-mag-111993/?fbclid=IwAR1_DdjhnvlHXHy_xN8xEJims6oVjuHQAAcU3HpSyCxMEhJfs68c1mppx7o Nice to be reminded the car was punching well above its weight as I become blase about it after 5 years of ownership.
  3. Oh I see flow rate and pressure are related. It is a indeed a headache. Mine was replaced by stealth in 2019. Only the pump itself though. I hope it lasts another 20 years. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  4. Looks a decent quality unti in the pictures to be fair (I'm an anti JP Group person after having one of their MAF sensors). Dox - i googled the 1115202700 PN and got a 4 bar pump 1h0 919 651 q = 4 bar 1h0 919 651 p = 3 bar https://www.autodoc.co.uk/jp-group/8172201 either way hopefully this JP group pump will offer a decent solution for you.
  5. Just a thought after silently reading this thread. If you're buying pumps and casings to separate is it worth sourcing a 2nd hand original mk3 golf pump assembly and swapping in the 4bar vdo pump? Assume this issue is because the NOS stuff has been made from inferior plastic whereas the originals are made out of better plastic and assume are going to be better than jp group casings. I'm only thinking this as the pump i removed from my mk3 and now reinstalled so can't photo it looked the same as my corrado from memory except it is 3 bar. I could be wrong about casings but thought it worth mentioning as mk3 pumps can be had for not a lot of money. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. Ahh if no 109 then you have no ECU control so that is probably your spark issue. With regards to testing the coil pull a lead and insert spark and crank - check for spark. However wait until 109 is installed. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  7. Do you have spark but no fuel (plugs not wet)? Relay 167/67 is the fuel pump. 109 is the ECU. When you turn on ignition can feel/hear any clicking on those relays? You can bridge relay 167 location to make the fuel pump run constantly on ignition (or use a relay 100 in its place to achieve).
  8. Well it certainly looked like it sat outside for 20 years. Im sure the new owner is setting out on their resto as we type... Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  9. That is at least an option rather than scrapping entirely. Perhaps the powers that be have learnt that scrapping only is not the right option like it was back way back when they looked to rid the road of old cars (and get people into £monthlies to stimulate their real agenda). Nice to see engine conversions being mentioned. Its been a game to play since the beginning of the motorcar but often frowned upon by some. If it becomes a way to keep the old stuff alive and workshops a lifeline to build euro6 conversions packages then it just formalises what lots of people are doing already, gives an easy route of achieving to those that can't themselves and gets us out of part obsolete land for the mechanicals at least. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  10. Space cadets haha tickled me and the perils of selling parts. Good to see the gearbox ended up in your hands. I know what you about the stock knob in the mk3 gti - it could easily be at home in a T4 van. Shame VW didn't stick a golf ball one on there to keep the heritage alive. I have a VT mount on the front and thought it was great too. Loving the progress updates
  11. _Matt_

    Wiper linkage

    Good job! I would happily buy some to help get your project off the ground. I am sure the facebook guys would as well to get a bit more traction. I haven't looked at others VWs but wonder if the bush is the same size as say the mk2 and mk3 as a wider appeal (though i know their wiper mechs aren't obsolete like ours - just thinking it might widen the customer base).
  12. It has worn well for the mileage if no restore type work. I think you are right on the sill. Agree James with your conclusion - I too would not want to go anywhere near a 90s (or earlier) renovation project again. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. 280k Porsche 968 anyone? https://www.themotoringteam.co.uk/used-cars/porsche-968-3-0-sport-2dr-london-202211191837750
  14. Cheers. I do have a NOS wiper full assembly but sadly can't part with it whilst I have the car. There is someone either on here or on the facebook group 3d printing bushes if you become desparate.
  15. Garage turned out decent. Mk2 and 911 looking good.
  16. What's the deal on the wiper arm? Does the metal wear out or is it a bushing that fails over time?
  17. Aren't these the FAG ones you need for the Corrado? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361708204477?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=_fUSZCitRmO&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=fE0d-bB2R7m&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  18. SKF are a good brand too. I went for FAG on my Corrado and have Meyle HD on the mk3 16v https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361708204477 Do you know if your axles have been separated from the wheel hub before? I had a hell of job breaking the factory grip on the mk3 - 20tonne press, impact gun, tools specifically made for the job too and struggled for days. With the Corrado I saved myself the hassle and got Stealth to do it!
  19. I quite like the wheels. I have some old brochures here and they were an OE option and diamond cut. What are you plans for the car Mat? Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  20. actually it looks like you have succeeded or are you doing that manually? I see it is a good feature
  21. I don't think we have that option on this forum 😞
  22. Good to see it went to an enthusiasts home. I have seen it in the classifieds for sometime and if I was buying a corrado it was the one I would have bought out of the current selection. I think first jobs is to put that Karmann sticker back in the right place 😄
  23. Can't dispute that is the most sensible and cost efficient way to achieve the goal. I was amazed when renovating my mk3 16v that the part numbers for the all bushes, control arms, rear axle, bearings, track rods, knuckles/bearing housing, anti roll bar etc etc are all exactly the same as my Corrado VR. The only parts I could tell that were different from factory were the dampers and springs (no one runs stock anymore anyway) and whilst the subframe is visually similar the area where it mounts to the body at the rear is slightly different. Mk3 is 120 kilo lighter than the Corrado VR (1090kg vs 1210kg) too but can see where the mk2 boys come from with it being 150kilo heavier. Odd though how one was the FWD handling kings of it's day and the other was a fat pudding if you go by some reports - don't believe everything you read was my take away and a R36 in it is going to make a for rapid and well sorted NA car. Good to hear you're using Vince at Stealth, he's done lots to mine too and I am happy to drive 100 miles to see him when something big needs doing I don't fancy.
  24. Ouch I don't think i could break that but needs must...
  25. Nice start to your thread. I like the colour of yours too, mine is just plain old Flash Red. Wheels suit it well and R36 is going to be epic.
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