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  1. 2.0 16v | Blacberry | Gower, Swansea Price: £700 Description: Hi there, the time has come to sell my beloved Corrado. Owned her for the last 5 years or so. M-reg, with a private plate - M61 PCX. Bought her as a 2.0 8v, then six months later put in a complete ABF(the engine it should have had from the begining) unit from my old Passat estate. Engine runs great - never missed a beat. Car drives tight too. Good bits; Corrado '94 - M reg, 126k miles. ABF engine, ecu etc, 116K miles (came from my old passat). Had the head rebuilt by professional engine builders (still got receipt) before putting it in. Blackberry colour 8 months MOT Tax'd till end of November. G60 front brakes. Eibach springs New back brakes and bearings. New brake flexis, and some lines. Changed timing belt, chain, tensioner, new thermostat, dizzy cap, vacuum lines, VAG plugs. Has a K&N induction filter as the ABF airbox wouldn't fit. Original aloys with 4 nearly new tyres. Flew through last 2 MOT's needing one brake pipe and windscreen wipers. New Bosch battery. New standard back box. Original pull out cassette player. Sunroof tilts and slides, spoiler works. Always been serviced on time with quality filter and oil. Gearbox and clutch are good. Clutch can judder a bit when cold, but plenty of life left on it. loads of receipts, old MOT's etc. Will do upto 40MPG if driven sensibly. Comes with a free gearbox and starter motor if you want, just because I need to free up some space. Bad points; Bodywork isn't great. No serious rust, but has had the odd scrape, and the laquer is peeling in places. When I bought the car it had a dent right at the front of the drivers wing, which they'd painted over in red oxide. I filled it out and sprayed it with an aerosol just to tide me over until I found a new wing in the right colour. Never got round to it though. Interior isn't in great condition, drivers bolster is worn, with a few scuff marks here and there. Central locking doesn't work from the drivers side. Motor works, must be a switch. Speedo has become erratic lately. The needle jumps around. This doesn't affect the oddometer or MFA readings though, or the auto spoiler. A stone has managed to puncture a hole in the petrol tank about 3 inches up from the bottom. I have fixed it with some special epoxy tank seal and all seems well. Thought I'd be honest and mention it though. Fog lenses are cracked. I have two immobiliser keys but only one set of door keys. They are cheap to cut though. Summary This is a mechanically solid car, that just needs time spent on tidying up the exterior and interior. Will be sad to see her go. I wouldn't hesitate to drive this car 500 miles tomorrow. £700 ono. Located on the Gower, near Swansea. Will not let me attach pics at the moment. Will try in the week.
  2. Did this conversion a couple years back. Used an ABF out of a Passat so din't even have to mess with the loom if I remember correctly. No real issues at all, it really was that simple. You'll need a different airbox, maybe a Seat ABF one or a cone filter. There were no clearance issues with the bonnet (late type). [/img]
  3. Did the same conversion myself. You're really going to school on the engine with all new bits&bobs. I pretty much just took the engine and gearbox out of my donor Passat and stuck them straight into the Corrado over a weekend. One thing I regret is not sticking a new clutch on when I had the motor out, it's a false economy not to! It's a straight forward swap really, there are no clearance issues or anything like that. I'm guessing you have the engine loom from the Seat aswell as the ECU, which should fit OK. You will need to find that 16v manifold, which bolts straight onto the 8v downpipe. IIRC the bottom radiator hose fits OK, but the top one needs to be modified/changed, I think I used the Passat one. The 8v air-box has a MAF on a square oulet so can't really be used, I found a cone filter kit from a Golf mk3 16v, or an air box from a Seat Ibiza ABF worked fine. There are other little bits and pieces that need doing but nothing major. Definitely a worthwhile project though!!!!
  4. :D Thought it was Cefn Bryn, I live only a couple of miles from there. There's a pub the other side of that hill called the King Arthur, there's usualy 3 Corrado's in the car park around the back.
  5. Not sure it's plug and play. Doesn't the 9A have a K-Jet type injection system with a high pressure fuel pump/seperate lift pump etc. Not sure how the electricals would match up to the digifant ABF.
  6. I bought a 2.0 8v Corrado drove it around for about 6 months and then stuck an ABF 16v in it. Have to say that the 16v is better in every department - Fuel economy, Power , responsiveness and definitely low-down torque. Also have owned 8 & 16v mk2 Golfs and have to say the 16v version is one of the best cars VW ever made. Can't understand how it could possibly be slower than any non VR standard Corrado.
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    Have done this conversion myself, it was quite simple. There are no clearance problems with the late style bonnet, which all 8v's have.
  8. What I would say about the ABF(and 2E before it) is that the throttle response seems no where near as good as my old KR Golf. I'm not sure if this is down to the K-jet/Digi differences or just a heavier flywheel on the Corrado.
  9. I used to have the 8v C. It was a nice relaxing drive. Not the fastest however, it tended to run out of puff at 4500RPM. So after a while I chucked an ABF motor in instead. I have to say all the talk about the 16v motors having less torque low down is absolute BS. The 16v has noticibly more torque at low revs, much more power at the top end and gives better MPG (nearly 40 avg). I would say that the 8v engine was smoother though.
  10. Was down my local a couple months back when Jeremy Clarkson walks in!!! :shock: Clarkson was down filming TG for a couple of days, and was staying at the pub/hotel. Was a nice guy apparently, I didn't speak to him, but stayed for a couple of pints. So expect to see a Mercedes Black(?) flying around on a beach in the new series.
  11. My 8v (110K) wasn't that good on gas, Used to get around 30 MPG. Not as good as my old KR Golf (170+K) which used to get around 35MPG. Who knows how accurate the MFA is though!
  12. I didn't really come across a charcoal filter. I guess it's part of the fuel filtration system? As far as the fuel system was concerned all I had to do was swap over the injection manifold and the two rubber feed/return pipes.
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