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g0ldf1ng3r

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  1. My mate works at a VW maindealer and in the last 2 weeks they have scrapt 2 corrado`s one was a blue storm and the other is a VR6 with recaro interior, i bet lots of corrado`s will get scrapt when they are offering £2,000 for them in p/x. Just seems a shame to scrap good cars ............... :( :(

     

    do you know where the 'scrap' cars go from the dealership your m8 works in or can he find out?

     

    if they go to local scrap yards they might be worth locating :)


  2. i have searched but couldnt find a definitive answer so apologies if im covering old ground but....

    i own a late & standard VR6

    it may sound a silly question but without seeing one i cant decide whether to invest in a bently manual

    i would appreciate thoughts from those who own them as to if they feel they are worth the money [cash outlay & time saving] :)

    thanks


  3. I have also posted in the which exhaust thread but didn't think many people would look in there.

     

    My problem is that i have just got a powerflow exhaust fitted and tbh i hate it. Its far too loud for my liking but it was a case of needed something straight away. Anyway have noticed that the joint between the cat and 1st box has started to blow when its cold so was going to re-do the joint but looked on the net first and found this..

     

    It is worth noting that stainless steel gets hotter quicker than mild steel and also expands noticeably when hot. This means that after a bit of use stainless exhaust joints work loose so when cold the exhaust clatters and rattles. It is only once warm that the metal expands and the joints tighten that everything quietens down. This is particularly common on VWs as the sections tend to be joined with compression clamps rather than bolted unions.

     

    I found this on another site so before i drop the exhaust and re-do the joint is this true and would i be wasting my time? This is what has happened to mine, Done a 100+ miles and now it rattles/blows slighty form the joint when cold but is fine once it is warm.

     

    i had a full powerflow system on my old valver C but never had any issues at all with it - id take it back to where you got it fitted & get them to take a look :)


  4. this might sound daft but does the rattling eminate from a particular place, left - right etc?

    my vr sounds a little tickety on 1st start of the day but as soon as the choke quites down, the revs drop & it goes away & sounds its normal smoothness

    its done approx 106K, been well look after & serviced but a pointer would help my paranoid brain lol

     

     

    The sound should be coming from the right side of the engine... It can maybe the hydraulic tensioner that is a bit weak or that its just some lifters that are clogged.

    Buy some Hydraulic Valve Lifter cleaner and then try to start it Cold... The VR6 should make some noise but that is from the lifters not the chain.

     

    thanks much appreciated!!

    will give the cleaner a go & see if i can hear any difference :)


  5. When it start rattling is the best way to know if they need to be changed... :grin:

     

    Here in Sweden I hear that around 180000km, but a VR6 can be driven 300000 befor the tensioner need to be changed.

    All depends on services and oil quality.

     

    Do you hear a rattling noise and decide to change the tensioners... change the chains also. They get a bit slack after a few hundred miles with bad tensioners...

     

    this might sound daft but does the rattling eminate from a particular place, left - right etc?

    my vr sounds a little tickety on 1st start of the day but as soon as the choke quites down, the revs drop & it goes away & sounds its normal smoothness

    its done approx 106K, been well look after & serviced but a pointer would help my paranoid brain lol


  6. it certainly looks like you could only ever order a complete bumper with cover and iron for each of the early/late models,

    or just the cover, not the iron on it's own, which makes me think the iron and brackets are universal, it would seem odd if they did alter them as the rear bumper was just a cosmetic change whereas the front was designed to fit the wider late front wings.

     

    sweet, so early should fit late then....if i read that right? lol

    oh & thanks 4 ur help too


  7. i think, tho i dont know, but surely if you upgrade your injectors the upgrades would be able to provide more fuel compared to standard [likes bigger chokes on carbs] - hence with the remap to take advantage of the bigger fuel flow....more power :luvlove:

     

    im pretty sure injector upgrades are common with diesels as i put thoughts to it with my old golf GTTDi

     

    apologies if im wrong but it makes sense with a sailor jerrys rum lol


  8. moderator - can you pls edit post title to 'g0ldf1ng3r's VR - found pics of my 1st rado :)'

    i cant figure hwo to do it lol

    thanks :)

     

    edit the first post in this thread to update the main subject.

     

    nice 1 thanks :)


  9. i found some pics of my 1st corrado, twas a 1.8 16v with a few subtle mods & to this day i regret selling her :luvlove:

    she had a nice little kamei body kit & a full powerflow system which sounded superb!!!

    i saw her a couple of yrs ago & still wonder if she is around.....or even on here?

    anyway, pics.....

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    2.8l 24v Climatronic system.pdfrear edit.JPG[/attachment:2pc9rt40]

     

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  10. i would find it useful if someone could run thru everything thats needed if possible :)

     

    i understand where the interface is but is it a simple case of laptop, software & leads?


  11. I love long journeys in then VR! :luvlove:

     

    Me too and sometimes i go the long way just so i can drive it that little bit longer :lol: .... possibly a sad thing to do.

     

    in no way is that sad, its sad not to have a nice car you enjoy driving :wink:[/quote:1tuh6jqc]

     

    ha ha ha i agree, not sad at all........ive been known to do a 10 mile round trip to go to the local shop down the road on many an occassion :lol:

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