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  1. Is that exhaust still going? PM me with a photo please.
  2. Indeed. Ok. Will drop in there and buy one. Methinks that it may be easier to let the rack stay in place and drop the K frame, replace the rack bushes, reduce the hassle.
  3. Hi guys. Taking the K frame off and hit a glitch I wasn't expecting. There's an M8 bolt which ties the steering column to the steering rack My bolt seems frozen- and given where it is, as my engine is still in place, this is a right pain. Is this something that anybody else has faced? Apart from WD40, any suggestions? Dare not cook the bolt - the rubber boot is still hanging over it.
  4. I have a copy of that heater matrix change guide from the Canada forum as well. @ g0ldf1ng3r PM me if you want me to mail you the PDF.
  5. Hello. Just found a supplier, Sebastian Bürgel, in Germany who sources part N90433801 - the hybrid bolt, screw that holds the splitter onto the bumper/radiator support. His version is in marine grade stainless steel (chrome moly). He seems to sell them at about 31 Euro a set, posted to Blighty. He also seems to be pitching them on Ebay - more expensively. VW CORRADO N90433801 Bolt | eBay - although since the Brexit the postage costs are now silly through Ebay. However he does respond well to emails. He's having a whole new batch made up, so if you need some, do enquire. If anybody wants a set, I'd be happy to pass on his email and address, if I'm given a PM. No I dont get a commission. I've just bought a set. Will post pics when they arrive. By the way. Did anybody manage to secure a supplier willing to do a run of the radiator support cross member thingy? Needs to be in S/S rather than alum because it takes the first compression hit when the splitter is banged back by something.
  6. Hello all. Am on the brink of doing my OBD2 conversion. Dont really want to lose my ABV inlet manifold. Did anybody manage to find/make an adaptor which didn't tilt the TB? There seem to be three options: 1. The Schimmel solution: Intake Elbow - VR6 - Volkswagen (vr6parts.com) 2. The 034 solution: Throttle Body Adapter, OBD1 VR6 to OBD2 VR6 TB - 034-112-1002 - 034Motorsport - which involves tilting the throttle body. 3. Two versions of what look like welded adaptors. First is Nubworks: NubWorks-Nubworks Fabrication ShopIntake Manifold VR6 ABA ANubWorksVolkswagen. Second is from Performance MRP Volkswagen MK3 & MK4 VR6 12V Throttle Body Flange Adapter | Performance MRP. Anybody know anybody who would be able to cut and weld such an adaptor without costing lots? Anybody tried and found a way to make this work?
  7. Rear beam needs to be mounted with both the body hangers loose as the beam eyes are mounted up. Dont torque up the beam eyes, or the hanger bolts until the the car has dropped and rolled a bit. Torque up with the wheels on the ground. That should lead to automatic squaring of the beam. Actually - has anybody noticed this before - the hangers for the rear beam are somewhat slotted on purpose. I wonder if, given the torque levels used, this was deliberate, to allow some adjustment - probably no more than 0.5 degrees (looking at the size of the slots). So, if this is correct, you are right, there is some room for adjustment. I spoke to a master tech at a VW garage just now and he said the A2 chassis (MK2s-MKivs) including the Corrado all had the slots built into the hangers to enable the rear axle to be fitted without hassle, but also confirmed that those slots come in useful, offering a "shave of adjustment ". The front K frame is more interesting - am doing it myself right now - the crucial part seems to be in getting the steering rack properly marked and resited on the K-frame when bolted in; the steering column properly settled, camber bolts being used (if needed) to get the front geometry right. Dont set the geometry until the dampers have settled for about 30 miles. The alignment team can only adjust the front wheels- but they may need to do it 3 times before it sits right.
  8. You still sourcing this sump kit? Bolts with washers? Please PM me.
  9. Bruno

    VR6 Baffled sump?

    Just found my sump needs replacing, so considering the R32 sump - not because I go through corners fast - but because we have sleeping policemen on my road which knacker the sump every time - a shallower one may save me grief. My car isn't lowered. For completeness, these seem to be the part numbers for the dipstick and tube assembly - from my research. Please could someone confirm these numbers so that I don't lead anybody astray? There are four bits, the dipstick, the tube, the o-ring that fits between the dipstick and the tube at the top, and the o-ring between the tube and engine block. Dipstick itself: 022 115 607 D Top o-ring: 034 115 625 B Dipstick tube: 022 115 629 B Bottom o ring: N 90067202 When fitting the replacement pump, one needs to be watchful for two parts from the old ABV pump to block pipe (a crush washer that sits on the block, and an o-ring). The crush washer must be retained when refitting, the O-ring must be replaced -- part number 021 115 444 B). Kevin refers to drilling a hole in the windage tray.. Anybody done that? Got photos? Many thanks
  10. I presume these are the items that sit behind the scuttle cover. Not quite sure, the searches for windscreen replacements on this forum keep mentioning clips. Hence my confusion and asking for clarity. If I get this right, she's due for a respray anyway this year, I could ask the bodyshop to have the windscreen changed at that time and ask them to treat the screen edges when they open her up.
  11. Thank you very much. Do I also need to purchase the clips? May I ask where and how you sourced your windscreen?
  12. Hello all. My car is stored in Whitstable Kent and as I was getting it ready to be moved, I noticed the tell tale crack in the corner. Definitely means a new windscreen. And yes, it was a replacement fitted 12 years ago and it leaks. As I understand it, the recommendations are: 1. Pull out the broken one, fix the metal edges, paint and make good. 2. Find the clips, edging, from somewhere. Where? 3. Find a SEKURIT windscreen with a fitter who isn't an idiot. Have him fit it. Would ya'll be so kind as to conifrm the bits I need, where to get them? Do I start with Robin at Stealth? The old girl is SORN'd at the moment, and the last steps before moving will involve replacing the windscreen, the battery, getting her started, MOT'd, then trailered to our new home - wherever that may be.....
  13. What about this? VW Corrado VR6 Front Shock Absorber Top Mount Spring Plate Disc New Quality Part – VW Parts International
  14. Bruno

    Chip Tuning?

    Are you running a Euro ECU, with Euro firmware, or the normal version used on SLCs? AFAIK they are quite different and the petrol maps are handled differently. There's also a difference in base code for the ECUs that support OBD2. There are a couple of articles on VWVORTEX about the differences between the Euro and NA version. Just don't have access to my laptop right now.
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