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About rickdonald

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  1. Yes I was worries about that to be honest, as it makes the process of selling even more painful. But I'm happy to be proven wrong! Sadly it went on Sunday, but to a lovely couple with a good collection of Corrados and other VW's - so sure it couldn't be in better hands.
  2. Nope still got it. Will give it a bit longer then unfortunately it’s going to have to go on eBay.
  3. VW Corrado 1.9 TDI (AHU/1z Engine) Over the last 5 years has been a great daily driver, all the fun of a Corrado and really low running costs – especially as I had a long commute! But since buying a house and getting into DIY, sadly now I really need the space along with something I can haul stuff about and I don't mind beating up a bit! 230,000 miles (160,000 on engine) Started life as a 2.0 16v vehicle and since then has had a lot of work done by myself and the previous owners. Engine swap was done before my ownership, was a standard 1Z/AHU from a Mk3 Golf (90bhp) with an ASD ratio box. Also had a full DIY respray and minor cosmetic restoration (all details can be found here https://the-corrado.net/topic/68291-another-tdi/page/3/). Log-book shows it as previously repaired, never done a HPI check on it so couldn't tell you the category, there is some evidence that the drivers rear quarter has been professionally replaced. When I bought it, it was still running the original 4-stud set setup (narrow track subframe etc). Since then I have swapped out all the subframe and running gear for VR6 stuff, 288mm front brakes, mk4 rear brakes, adjustable coilovers and genuine TDI engine mounts from the Mk3 Golf to try and improve the NVH. I also swapped the original wastegate turbo setup for a GT1749A (VNT) turbo and matching ECU - had intended to put some larger injectors on it, but for what i use it for, the turbo swap was more than enough. Drives very well and returns about 60-70mpg everyday driving. I fitted a PD lift pump to the original Corrado tank so can get roughly 900 miles from a tank. Cruise control, moonroof and restored leather interior (dyed with Mercedes Savannah Beige), Climatronic HVAC fitted and working (not aircon) Everything works as it should spoiler, sunroof etc. Also have a box full of Mk3.5 Golf ABS stuff (module/pump & harness) which I had planned to retrofit. Also have the Aircon condenser, hoses to retrofit to the Climatronic system, just never got around to buying the pump and finishing off. Mechanically and interior wise the car is great, the exterior is starting to show its age again now with small bubbles in some of the common areas, around the rear arches, and also round the filler neck. also its been badly jacked up in the past and the sill is caved in a bit (picked up on the most recent MOT). Paint cleans up well with a polish and a really nice colour, No show winner but a real honest labour of love car for myself and previous owners. £3000 ONO. Located in Wickford Essex. Give me a shout if any question 07946792666
  4. Subframe, suspension, HVAC, interior and other bits For Sale A long overdue clear-out, over the last year I have done a fair bit of work on my TDI (including swapping sub frame for a VR6 one, suspension, HVAC system and interior). All this needs to go to free up some space. Happy to sort shipping etc. but given the size of most bits I just wanted to get the advert up initially. Also I’m based in Chelmsford, work in Basildon and travel up towards St’Helens/Wigan fairly regularly so can also drop stuff off in near-by areas: Fixed Steering column – New Bearings top & bottom. - £50 Fixed steering column cowl (early level – but modified to fit late style hazard switch) - £20 HVAC box with cables & motor – good condition, flaps recovered with new foam, motor a bit squeaky on speed 1, no heater matrix as was leaking. - £60 HVAC controls (late level) – good condition, all working, no damage to tabs or mech- £100 Cloth interior (Late) – Worn drivers bolster foam but no rips. Front seat lower side plastic missing. Small hole in rear bench fabric. Front door cards cut behind speaker covers to take larger speakers (cannot see when fitted) - £150 FK/Koni damping Adjustable coilovers (FK Konigsport - Koni top adjustable dampers). – could do with a rebuild, very small bit of pitting on front pistons & one of the rears has a small leak. All adjusters and collars are free and moving. - £70 Standard wiper arms -£5 4-Cyl sub-frame – good condition, painted with anti-rust paint. - £50 4-Cyl cross-member – good condition, painted with anti-rust paint. - £30 4-Cyl front knuckles with hubs & bearings – powder-coated good condition. - £50 4-Cyl/Narrow track wishbones with good ball joints – painted with anti-rust paint (have about 2000 miles on them) - £15 Steering rack. no play before removed and no leaks. needs a clean up- £25 4cyl engine mounts & brackets: Rear bracket (357 199 354 H) £20 Rear mount (535 199 262) £10 Front mount (357 199 279 B) £10 4cyl Tie rods and ends (have about 2000 miles on them) – £10 4cyl tie rods (new) – bought in error - £10 70A alternator 028 903 025 H – removed from 1Z/AHU TDI engine – but should fit VR6. - £40 [ATTACH=CONFIG]97146[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97147[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97148[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97149[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97150[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97151[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97152[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97153[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97154[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97155[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97156[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97157[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97158[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97159[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97160[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97161[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97162[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97163[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97164[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97165[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97166[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97167[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97168[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97169[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97170[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97171[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97172[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97173[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97174[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97175[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97176[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97177[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97178[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97179[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97180[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97181[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97182[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97183[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97184[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]97201[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97202[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97204[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97205[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97206[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]97203[/ATTACH]
  5. Done! yeah they were too big. cheers guys!
  6. Yeah, I have tried 3 times already and also with my phone but it isn't having it! Any suggestions?
  7. - 1992 - Corrado G60, Dragon Green, 11 Months MOT, 210,000 miles but runs spot on, doesnt burn oil and plenty of power. Body - Generally good condition, usual stone chips and a scuff on the front bumper, but no real dents or peeling lacquer. Only rust I can see is on the doors, no rust underneath, sills are good, no rust on arches, rear join lines or filler cap. - Windscreen was replaced twice last year, the second time it went into the body shop where all the rust was cut out and replaced professionally. Then was re-sprayed and blended down the roof. - 16x8” rota slipstream wheels refurbished in standard colour. - Custom HID projector retrofit in headlights, good clean beam! Easily reverted back to stock if required. Engine - Supercharger rebuilt (15 000 miles ago, by Only Charged Dubs) stage 4 charger, fitted with new braided oil feed and return line. - 65mm pulley with G-Werks chip, supplied with 68mm pulley and SNS chip also. - Bahn Brenner outlet - New engine mounts with VT rear engine mount - When supercharger was out being rebuilt I cleaned and painted the engine, replaced ignition system and vacuum lines, replaced coolant and oil sensors. - Mocal oil cooler fitted. - New “hot climate/towing pack” radiator fitted to give a bit of extra cooling. Suspension - Koni adjustable dampers within Konigsport coilovers - In the 10 000 miles it has had new control arms (with TT bushes), ball joints & top mounts Brakes - Porsche Boxster S front calliper conversion with 305mm (Ibiza Cupra-R) discs - Mk4 rear brakes with new discs and pads - HEL performance braided hoses Interior - Fully stripped out, cleaned, then sound deadened with “dynamatt” everywhere. - Extra layer of sound insulation under carpets, behind door cards and trim panels (including roof) - Fixed steering column (spare adjustable provided) - “Dave16v” Short shift kit fitted with new bushes - Aftermarket heated seat elements with hidden switches (under gearstick cover) - Alpine Bluetooth headunit with handsfree, uprated speakers (in standard positions) 5 channel amp and sub in box in side of boot. Loads more that I have probably forgotten... Spares - Low mileage cylinder head - 4 Branch Stainless exhaust manifold - Roof Rack - Adjustable steering column & Cowl - OEM dampers & lowering springs - Box of various suspension components Suspension, Engine, charger, cooling, interior and brakes have all been reworked, my plan if i was keeping was to swap out the exhaust manifold and the cylinder head as one of the exhaust manifold studs had snapped, so is abit of a blow when cold, also was going to get a diesel gearbox in it to lengthen the ratios abit. But other cars mean i dont drive it as much anymore so it is just sitting not really getting used. I'm after £2500 ono. Car is located just outside Chelmsford, Essex. give us a shout if you have any questions (07946792666) [ATTACH=CONFIG]84668[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84669[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84670[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84671[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84672[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84673[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84674[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84675[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84676[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84677[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84678[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84679[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]84680[/ATTACH] Cheers Richard
  8. I had this issues on mine, and it was the slave cylinder. If I pressed the pedal fast and firm then it was fine, but the minute I pressed it slowly, it was as if the pedal was sucked down. My assumption was the seals were on the way out, by applying pressure fast it managed to hold the seal, but with the slow pressure it just seeped passed. Swapped the slave cylinder and it was perfect after.
  9. Yep that sounds spot on. if you want to loose the standard cooler, you need the union and bypass pipes, this allows you to stick with the long standard G60 filter. If you keep the standard cooler, then everything in the kit works, you just have to by the shorter oil filter too. I didn't go for a thermostat plate, so it does actually take a bit longer for my oil to warm (probably a good idea to get the thermostat plate actually!)
  10. if you leave the standard cooler then that kit has everything you need, however the standard "longer" filter doesnt fit properly as it hits the cross-member, so you have to get a shorter Mk2 filter i think. I read somewhere that leaving both on was more of a false economy as you heat the water up or the water heats the oil up, and its not really needed when you stick on an external cooler. My only worry was that when stationary, with no air flow through the cooler, oil temps would increase. But i havent had any issues at all. Finally, by removing the oil to water cooler, you also remove any chance of the cooler breaking and getting oil into water, or water into oil. Finally, I have just remembered as well, if you remove the oil to water cooler, you also need to get the different cooling hoses to bypass it (also on OCD): http://www.onlychargeddubs.co.uk/products/oil-cooler-deletion-coolant-pipes-8v-g60.html
  11. It was a 13 row actually! Have just checked now.
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