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Everything posted by ger040

  1. just noticed the number plate has issac agnew on it - a vw dealer here in belfast
  2. Cut this of a shell today - may be of use to someone outer skin has no rot only minor surface rust in tiny areas £35 plus £10 postage Sorry but postage is now daylight robbery from this side of the irish sea
  3. Any time you see something dont be afraid to ask - where was the body kit listed - facebook?? The days of bullet proof engines are long gone all manufacturers now once out of warranty do not want to know - is this the new norm what ever happened to good customer service - that incident you refer to is an absolute disgrace and the dealer / ford should be ashamed
  4. Hello Keyo - sorry to hear about your van Are these engines referred to as wet belt engines ?? and if so they have got a very bad reputation see youtube. As far as i can see at the moment its pure luck with regards to vans - you either get a good one or an absolute basket case
  5. I am sure you are aware there is a UK Corrado Storm at the vw museum - something to be proud about!!
  6. Very interesting - i am sure you have some stories are you still with VW?
  7. Nice work there Keyo - absolute bargain on the Bilsteins
  8. Yes and again thanks for your help!!
  9. Forgot to add as i was driving in another corrado was just leaving a VR6 - first one i have seen this year.
  10. car went for mot tonight and brakes were perfect not a problem just shows even new / refurbished items can be faulty Thanks all for your help, After all that the car still failed its MOT - defective front lower ball joint - This car has covered less than 2000 miles since a complete suspension refurbishment - the only thing i did not check over the weekend was the front end !
  11. I have changed the rear calipers for a 3rd set , bled them - and now the handbrake is finally pulling up square Just took the car out and gave the brakes an absolute hammering to the point where i can smell them Will see how it goes on Monday
  12. Poor Rear brakes Poor handbrake
  13. Thanks for your reply This is driving me nuts my mot is due on monday evening - there is no chance of me getting another set of calipers in time i may have another set of secondhand untested ones in a shed - i will get them out and fit them and see what happens Thanks again your help is much appreciated👍
  14. Hello Dragon Green Got back to this broke the rear flexis where they connect to the calipers and pressing the brake pedal there is fluid at both calipers
  15. be prepared for the import tax also
  16. Just sorting out a few niggles with my car and this has just started When engaging reverse it kind of half hops out again although it is still engaged and sometimes after after using reverse it does not want to come out i.e it take 2 hands to pull it out not all the time though. So i assume it needs the linkages adjusted - i see a previous thread on it with kevin bacon giving a insight on how to correct the linkage - my question is on the gearbox the tower on the g60 is slightly different to the vr6 - Before i start loosening stuff is there anything i should be aware of. Thanks
  17. i will give it a go - will be a day or two
  18. Thanks Shaun This has baffled me to be honest - these were a new / refurbed set of calipers which replaced a set of mk3 vr6 low mileage callipers with the same problem The handbrake cables are new also Could it be air in the system?
  19. Thanks for the reply Dragon Green Maybe i am being stupid here but with the handbrake not being equal (not pulling up square on both sides) surely this in turn puts the foot brake operation out too. i.e one side will be better than the other Jesus my mk2 16v was simple compared to this
  20. I have had a look at this again to day - completely stripped the rear calipers, carriers discs etc and reassembled same and the problem is still there adjusted the calipers so there was a bit of resistance of the brake pads on the discs rotating by hand as soon as i apply the hand brake the drivers side has more play hence the difference. using a spanner and pulling down on the handbrake lever on the calipers the passenger side moves about 5mm before pads engage - the drivers side has to be double this i have bled and bled these brakes using a pressure bleeder
  21. check out the Golf Anniversary - Absolute crazy price
  22. Where did you get the rear bumper iron new (£40) - i was told all obsolete??
  23. no Dox i would not adjust the compensator unless i know what i am doing ABS works fine
  24. Thanks Dox - i will give it a go and see how i get on
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