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tonedef last won the day on October 4 2023

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  • Birthday 06/02/1964


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    Systems Engineer - Oil & Gas Industry

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  1. I’ve long suspected the abs pump to be the root cause of all the problems, there can be no other part of the system that could essentially store dirty fluid to be released at a later stage, put fluid in at one end of a pipe and it’s got to come out the other. I wouldn’t recommend Teves 20 just as an answer to a soft pedal, it’s way too much trouble for that, getting the loom through the bulkhead behind the Climatronic system took days! I had abs problems at the time too so decided to take the plunge. Maybe using it for a few days will be the answer, just a pain having to get it all jacked up and wheels off again to bleed it.
  2. I have got, and also had various levels of success with the pressure bleeder, the easibleed, and a vacuum pump. But still seem to end up with the wife sat in the driving seat pumping the pedal (and generally complaining about the cold!) while I go around the callipers etc with a spanner doing the down-up-down-etc. It still ends up with decent brakes but crap pedal no matter what, but I’ve always found that after leaving it two or three days another round will cure the pedal. Got to say though, since fitting the Teves 20 system it’s been much easier. It has an auto bleed sequence with it although I’m not convinced that does much other than waste loads of fluid!
  3. Good to hear you’re out and about now, planning to get mine on the road at the start of May 🤞 Mine tells me it’s done 38mpg or so, but do the maths and it’s about 32mpg!
  4. Welcome to the forum, an R36 engined Corrado is a very rare thing indeed, I remember the days when everyone said it would be impossible! Can’t wait to see some photos.
  5. I’ve got to admit that you were my first thought knowing that you’d just got the car back on the road and worked Nottingham way. Hope whoever it was got sorted out 🤞
  6. My mate messaged me to say there was a Green VR6 on the shoulder M1 southbound close to J27 today, he was northbound unfortunately. Anyone here, hope it’s nothing serious?
  7. Congratulations on the pass and the £2.80 tank of petrol! The camber adjustment on the Corrado is awful, designed to be set by trial and error it seems. When I did mine I measured the difference between camber on the ground then at full droop when on stands, I then set the camber allowing for the difference before putting it back on the ground to check. I don’t have camber bolts in it, only the standard bolts in the slotted holes in the Komi coil overs. I did the tracking with the car sat on 8 breeze blocks then set up straight edges down both sides of the car using a tape measure and lots of patience to get centralised and parallel. That way I could measure the exact toe with the car on its wheels but still get underneath to adjust it. Don’t think I’d make much money selling my services though as it took me a few days all in. It worked OK though as I then had the alignment checked using the laser set up at a local tyre place and it was spot on.
  8. Good to see this back in the daylight again, well done for seizing the moment. We must meet up some time like we said we would about five years ago! Looking like possibly May at the earliest before mine’s out again though, too busy offshore trying to keep the gas flowing at the moment 🙄
  9. I can’t remember exactly and I’m offshore so can’t look at mine, but if it’s like others I’ve done you roll the “strip of wood” half a turn inside the leather (if that makes sense) before pushing it into the slot. That way it doesn’t pull straight out again.
  10. Great modification…one of Kev Bacon’s “Must do to your Corrado” upgrades!
  11. I agree there’s a different 4 pin sensor in the stat housing as I remember having to source one, although I don’t remember the colour either. The FCM didn’t need changing when I installed the Climatronic, although I did have to add a few wires and pins to the ten pin plug that weren’t on the Corrado loom. Since then I’ve installed another loom when I converted to OBD2 from a Golf but it went straight on the same FCM. I’m sure I remember that the later cars had a different controller installed which is how I expect mine came with this one, it definitely worked fine without the additional a/c hardware and the car was less than five years old when I bought it so I doubt anything had been messed with by then.
  12. 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.
  13. I have a steering wheel in semi decent condition, I can send photos when I’m back from offshore at the weekend.
  14. 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.
  15. Mine’s. 506 too, only number I can read on the photo I’ve got as I’m away from home at the moment. I bought it without a/c but have since fitted Climatronic from a Passat which uses the FCM, I had to add extra pins to the plug for the additional signals. I seem to remember somebody posting here years ago that all the run out cars came with the same FCM a/c or not.
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