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  1. Happy new year everyone. May all your dreams come true.
  2. Conspicuous by their absence, three cheers for Aldi's thick bleach. Unfortunately the only Corrado things I have now are the sacred oil stain on the drive and a drivers side door lock screw. Look in here most days just to follow what's happening.
  3. Still look on the forum most days and still have the urge to buy another Corrado. Wish I'd never got rid of it.
  4. Merry Christmas to everyone. Have a grand and glorious day filled with turkey or suchlike followed by several glasses of your favourite tipple. Do all the usual stuff and try some new stuff. Most importantly, enjoy yourselves with friends and family. MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL
  5. I ran my 1.8 16v as a daily for 17 years doing about 250,000 miles in it. It is my view that a car should be used, laying them up for most of the year doesn't do them any good. I did have my own personal quirks with it, one of which was when I replaced the timing belt I would also drop the sump and replace the big end shells and main bearings at the same time, other consumables would also be replaced on a regular basis. The main reason for passing on the car was the difficulty of finding parts. In the time I had it, it only let me down twice, both of which were repairable by myself at the roadside. I still miss it terribly.
  6. Been Corrado-less for a few years now but I look in here every day as part of my morning coffee routine. (Staying away from the classifieds though, too much temptation.) This is a great forum with wonderful members whose assistance to me was invaluable, particularly on a couple of occasions when I was ready to break the car. Even on non Corrado problems including the infamous ant infestation. Long may it continue.
  7. Apologies if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs, but have you wound the pistons in the calipers fully back?
  8. One of the most useful tools I made was a strip of 1/4 in steel with a series of holes about 3 inches apart which were big enough for the wheel brace handle to fit through and a 4 inch bit of angle iron welded on as a base. Used it to support the wheelbrace to stop it slipping off the bolts when trying to undo tight wheelnuts. Place it next to the wheel, select the nearest hole and you can apply a lot more force to undo. It unfortunately ended up in someone elses boot after we undid a really stubborn wheel. I now keep an old scissor jack in the boot to use in a similar way.
  9. 1959 Mini bought in 1969 for £50. ran it to death over the next five years till the big ends went. I sold it for £100 to a motorsport garage as the early bodyshells were a thinner steel and lighter than the later ones. In the spirit of the time rather than repaint the scratched door I covered the sides with tartan wallpaper..
  10. I haven't had a Corrado for while now but still come on here every day for a nosy around. The knowledge here goes without question and the response times are amazing with a reply to a query usually appearing in double quick time. Face book is a social media platform and is not really suitable for a serious forum and even I get fed up with pics of cute kittens. I hope this forum keeps going and maybe one day I'll take the plunge and get myself another of the wonderful wee beasties that is the Corrado.
  11. I have an older Renault and while pretty reliable the electrics are fragile and home repairs are frelling awkward. Access is difficult and most tasks take ages due to the location and access problems, not including mad construction techniques. Noticed a small leak from the rocker cover and discovered that the camshaft bearings are built into the cover meaning you have to remove the timing belt and from there on it just got worse. Garage cost would have been in the region of £550/£600. Other jobs are just as awkward, took me 20 minutes to find the starter motor. For it's age though it's pretty good on petrol.
  12. It looks similar to this. On mine it was mounted on a metal bracket which in turn was bolted to the front offside corner bolt of the rocker cover.
  13. On the 1.8 16v there is a fan run on sensor on the front offside of the cylinder head. Looks like a brass nut on a bracket with a brown wire. If this goes faulty the fan will run continuously. Disconnecting it should stop the fan. This link migt help with the vacuum hoses http://the-corrado.net/showthread.php?88501-1-8-16V-Vacuum-Diagram-Please&p=1044719#post1044719
  14. Wullie

    Kr sensors

    The one on the back of the head is for oil temp I believe. There should be 3 on the side of the head all to do water temperature but for the life of me I can't remember exactly what they are for. they are all to do with coolant temp and are the same sensor. I do remember switching the terminals around to find out which one was faulty, that was for the temp gauge on the dash. Sorry I can't be of more help.
  15. Thanks guys, it's the level adjuster. Sorted.
  16. Hope someone may be able to assist with this weird one. When you switch on the headlight on Grandsons 55 plate Polo 9n there is a buzzing from the light unit which sounds like a relay. You can feel a vibration through the unit. I have had a look around but can't see anything obvious. Is there a relay inside the unit and if so can it be replaced.
  17. Do you have a factor for the maintenance of the area, communal areas etc. If so it may be worth approaching them as such things will fall within their remit. there was a similar problem on the estate and it was dealt with quickly through them.
  18. I bought a Roku stick. £30 from Argos and does everything I want from it. I previously bought a Now tv box on impulse when it was on sale in Asda and it is a total waste of time. Little more than a freeview box unless you pay to subscribe to their packages.
  19. I have been kicking about the world for a wee while now and I’m bemused by what is going on. If you play cowboys and indians, sorry, Native Americans, you are guilty of Cultural Appropriation if you are a Native American character, or any other national dress for that matter. It seems that anything that can be thought of as a slight on anything is being picked up and used by do-gooders to control what you can and can’t say. When I was younger the use of a abbreviations was the norm so Pakistani and Chinese were abbreviated to those words I cannot speak. I await the day when to say Deli instead of Delicatessen is offensive. Government restrictions are becoming more and more intrusive into your everyday life that free choice is more and more limited, usually with a tax applied so that if you are a naughty person it gives the government more money to give themselves a pay rise or further subsidise their bars and restaurants. The democracy we think we live in is becoming more and more a dictatorship each day that passes.
  20. Maybe these will be of some help [ATTACH=CONFIG]92593[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]92596[/ATTACH]
  21. They are prone to distorting at the flange and cracking along the moulding line.
  22. Why do you want to blow your neighbour up? Oh, wait, is it something to do with that S.E.X. thing. Must go and look that up, I vaguely remember something about it.
  23. Four times retired and now writer and poet and occasional woodcarver when the weather is warm. Semi professional ant watcher and wine drinker.
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