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  1. And another! K reg, Midnight Blue I think, literally in the next street over to me. Aftermarket alloys of some sort and looked like it was used fairly regularly. Must be some sort of record for density of Corrados!
  2. To be fair it only took one email from me, with some links from the forum, for them to sort it - I didn't have to deal with Eibach, so wasn't too much hassle - but yes shouldn't have to in the first place! Here's a link to the spring plates: https://www.vwspares.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=4723
  3. I ordered from Extreme Carstyling and found them very good - they are based in the Netherlands but that posed no issue. Were generally quick to answer emails, mostly about the rear springs, which they sourced from eibach (and dealt with after eibach claimed not to know) and sent free of charge. They initially didn't know about the rear spring issue but now should be aware after I went through it with them (sourced a few forum posts) so if you have the same issue should hopefully be straightforward. The only place I could find the spring plates was AVS parts after a lot of searching. Mostly could only find the later plates on eBay. I can dig out the link later if you are struggling to find any.
  4. Saw a black N reg VR North end of Putney whilst on a wander. Parked on someone's drive but had two very flat drivers side tyres so not regularly used by the looks of things. Was a nice to surprise to see though, never expect to see one so close to my neck of the woods - that's two in a fairly small area.
  5. Ah could be. Ordered the correct part from ebay, supposedly a new genuine Bosch Exchange remanufactured one, but I've just received it and it doesn't have the Bosch eXchange sticker as on Sean's and the first one I bought. Anyone know if they always sticker genuine exchange products - it has the plastic tag but I suppose anyone could just be adding those? Wondering if I have been mis-sold, as it's a bit scratched up, the cable is a touch frayed, there's a small amount of corrosion on the connector, and it's a bit dirty. edit: ignore that I think. Found the Bosch eXchange literature and it says the plastic tag is the quality seal. I guess it may just have been a part knocking around on the shelf for a while.
  6. Yep, that'll stop it working! The part no. on yours matches the one I linked to, so that's perfect. Nice one fella! You can see on yours the spindle sticks out much further than the one I bought.
  7. Bit of a head scratcher - just had delivery of a new starter motor, supposedly a V5 one after following a recommendation and part number on here. The website confirmed compatibility with the Corrado; however, on inspection it clearly isn't. The spindle length is much shorter, the position of the solenoid is the other side, and the bolt holes don't line up: To be honest, it's my own fault for not properly checking the specs, although I did note the spindle being shorter, but with it being confirmed as compatible on the website and the link on here, assumed it must just extend further (it doesn't). Any ideas? Did they use different motors throughout the life of the car, with slightly different transmission cases - or is the website just talking nonsense? Secondly, does anyone have the actual part no. for the V5 motor? I have had another look and this one: https://www.autodoc.co.uk/bosch/1157422 Looks like it could be the right match. The number of teeth is 9 instead of 10, but they still seem to mesh ok (the one I bought has 9 and I tested it on the flywheel), and the bolt holes are 12.5mm instead of 11mm, but otherwise looks a fit.
  8. Yep, got the Ruville one in the end. Box says designed in Germany engineered worldwide so who knows... it was at least stamped with the logo, which the Topran wasn't. It looks decent enough by eye, but can never really tell. Limited options though, so take what you can I guess.
  9. I found this guy doing them on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-CORRADO-2-9-VR6-PRE-BENT-COPPER-BRAKE-PIPE-LINE-SET-FRONT-KIT/193483321680?hash=item2d0c813150:g:p8sAAOSwwbdWPPiV Unions aren't stainless, but otherwise seem alright. With everything else I have to do I just wanted some off the shelf so thes efit the bill. The original unions were so badly corroded anyway I had to cut them off so may not matter that much if these go the same way.
  10. Cheers for the part numbers. I would put money on the AAA block having identical pipes so that's an option! I'm going to give Hel another call in the morning - if it's just a case of not being able to get the shape then that might not matter. It'll still go in the clips but just be a normal flex.
  11. Yeah, that's it. It is the two rubber hoses above the aux. belt, return and feed, that connect the black and blue lines to the fuel rail. He said they don't do that type of rubber hose with the pre-bent shape - I think it's getting the shape fixed into their hoses that is the issue. I guess their hoses are just full flex. Don't have the part numbers but will give the dealer a call and see if they're still available.
  12. No, but the guy I spoke to checked with their director who had them on his desk. When I spoke the them originally they said they'd done them for a VR6 in the past but didn't have a template, so a bit odd but I guess he was mistaken - if they can't do em, they can't do em! Shame, as stainless braided would have looked decent!
  13. Unfortunately they can't do the VR6 return and feed line, apparently, due to the pre-bent shape and size of the hose. I spoke to them on the phone and they said send them in, but they've had a look and said they can't - bit of a shame.
  14. Tidied up some other bits as well: Got the alternator refurbed at QX Components and gave a quick spray in silver when it got back to keep it fresh. And some 288 calipers that I have had sitting around for years: Jury is a bit out on the orange. I was going to do them silver or grey, but then thought I'd give orange ago to tie into my orange subframe as a theme... but you'll not really see the subframe so not sure how apparent that will be! Worried it might look a bit Ford RS... but will see when I get it back on the car. Won't take much to paint em up again!
  15. I think that's probably sensible, just gives you peace of mind. Funnily enough the virus lockdown has been a bit of a bonus for me on the rebuild! Just given me far more free time to work on it, and most places have still been open for delivering tools, parts, etc... Not too much more progress to report, got the sump back on: I'm pretty pleased with how this turn out as it was a mess of rust and oil when I got it off. I was just going to buy a replacement but bit of cleaning work and Bilt Hamber products has got it quite nice: That's part way through the rust treatment, so it was a lot worse Can still see the pitting, but I quite like that. Shows some age. Got a few layers of Bilt Hydrate, hammerite stone chip and Hammerite on so hopefully will last a bit. No doubt the it'll get chipped on the first trip out and rust away again!
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