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Well I looked into the Ford parts and it looks like it was discontinued a few years ago. So I'll have to fix mine. Is there any kind of diaphragm in there that could prevent me from soaking the part in a cleaner? 

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Just search eBay and the aftermarket sites - you’ll get one no bother. I think there is just a mesh filter and a flap in there.

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Thanks to all 3 of you, your expertise is much appreciated! 

I'm not sure if we had that Ford model here? I'll check it out, otherwise, ebay. 

But Keyo, like you I was thinking when washing the engine bay (I had lots of time) I was wondering if I could use a shrink wrap? Obviously with the right diameter to cover it, like 2 or 3 on top of each other. What do you think of that idea? Otherwise yes like you said I could probably cut it and see if it's still possible to install it. 

Cheers to you guys

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9 hours ago, ABV-VR6 said:

Thanks to all 3 of you, your expertise is much appreciated! 

I'm not sure if we had that Ford model here? I'll check it out, otherwise, ebay. 

But Keyo, like you I was thinking when washing the engine bay (I had lots of time) I was wondering if I could use a shrink wrap? Obviously with the right diameter to cover it, like 2 or 3 on top of each other. What do you think of that idea? Otherwise yes like you said I could probably cut it and see if it's still possible to install it. 

Cheers to you guys

As long as its sealed its fine - or see if it houses correctly with a bit cut off. 

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Well... I guess it's time for an overdue update! I haven't work as much on it as I wanted but work as been busy and with the uncertainty of this world, I better work while there's still work... I hope you all mates are doing well and hanging in there!

So I've been doing the dreading/behind the scene kind of work. Nothing pretty! But I want to start from the base up in the project so there's no regrets later. I took the dash out in order to get to the HVAC box. I had no problem with the heater core but I wanted to change it before I get the issue and the car is all nicely done... I opted for the all metal Passat B4 heater core for peace of mind. I cleaned up the box inside and out, redone all the doors, greased, looks pristine. What else? Changed the ignition lock too. I'm thinking of not reinstalling the passenger airbag as it freaks me out more than it makes me feel safe. I had sourced a glove box and was all happy to swap it but the way the bracket are made for the airbag do not make it possible to install the glove box. So I'll just reinstall the airbag cover without the airbag underneath... I will be deleting the steering wheel one as well since a different wheel will be installed.

I guess now I'm at the most dreading part of my project, the electrical part... While the dash is out I think it would be the right time to redo what I have to redo. Remember the car is automatic? I have bought all OEM 02J shifter part and polo box. I have the pedal cluster, brief everything to do the swap. But I struggle understanding the wiring diagrams, my Bentley cover 90/94 Corrados only, mine is ABV 95 so it's not making things easier. What do you guys use to trouble shoot your 95 2.9L VR6 cars? I don't even have the proper diagram for the fuse box... I need to figure out how and which wires I can remove to make the swap. I would love to simplify things... Like my ignition per example, I have a 94 manual wiring loom that I could swap but I need to understand the diagrams first so I know what works or not. My best friend on the other side of the country where I grew up (Québec) he's the master at electrical and he was supposed to come give me a hand sorting all of this out but with covid it's making it impossible for us to meet anymore... He's 6 hours flight and a 3 hours ferry away, forget it with covid!

Anyways, I can't wait to get this part behind me and start tackling nice little mission to do on the car... You guys take care, Cheers!

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Crap jobs but worth it in the end. I think I’d try with the other manual loom, Only one plug for the manual box, speed sensor,  but wiring is definitely not my strong point. 
 

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Looks a great job you have done there well done mate. 

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Thanks! Ya I think it's worth it, wouldn't want to frame walls on a rotten foundation. I know the heater core and switch would give me issues in the future plus it's a good way to see if all is good under the dash board as well...

Shaun, I do have the ignition switch wiring loom from a manual and like you I'm tempted to just swap it out... There's only one version of the ignition switch (for both auto and manual) so I'm assuming it is all about the wiring? Maybe the relay too? I have a 150 (I think it's the one for ignition) what do you guys have? If I could find a pdf of the wiring and fuse box of my car that would help I guess... 

Also, after opening that HVAC box and noticing how much stuff was in there. I decided to source an oem MK2 cabine filter bracket and filter that came on Asian VW. Supposedly it's bolt on so that will be a nice upgrade for quality of air and keeping the HVAC box clean in the future... 

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Good effort ABV. Like the cabin filter - nice addition and will stop debris falling in. I've noticed others have popped some tights over the mesh.

Where abouts are you from Canada (saw on another thread you mentioned)? I always thought you were UK based. I know it's a big ol country but small world and all that - my Dad and half brothers (x3) live out there - Sault Sainte Marie. Prior to that they lived in White Rock, Vancouver/Surrey District.

 

 

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19 hours ago, pfnsht said:

Good effort ABV. Like the cabin filter - nice addition and will stop debris falling in. I've noticed others have popped some tights over the mesh.

Where abouts are you from Canada (saw on another thread you mentioned)? I always thought you were UK based. I know it's a big ol country but small world and all that - my Dad and half brothers (x3) live out there - Sault Sainte Marie. Prior to that they lived in White Rock, Vancouver/Surrey District.

 

 

Thank you! The MK2 cabin filter in case you would be tempted is part: Housing 191 819 640 + Filter 191 819 638

Your dad and half brothers they did the opposite of me! I went from the East coast to the West coast! I sure do know Sault Sainte Marie and I've been on the West coast for 15 years now. I lived in Vancouver for over 9 years and also did a bunch of contracts in White Rock. So ya, big country but still a small world! Cheers mate. BTW, your car is amazing, keep it up!

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On 8/14/2020 at 5:49 PM, ABV-VR6 said:

Thank you! The MK2 cabin filter in case you would be tempted is part: Housing 191 819 640 + Filter 191 819 638

Your dad and half brothers they did the opposite of me! I went from the East coast to the West coast! I sure do know Sault Sainte Marie and I've been on the West coast for 15 years now. I lived in Vancouver for over 9 years and also did a bunch of contracts in White Rock. So ya, big country but still a small world! Cheers mate. BTW, your car is amazing, keep it up!

I was going to post this on your thread mate as your car is Japanese but didn't want to fill your thread with pictures chap unrelated to your restore. Although it does have your engine cover decal. 

 

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Thanks ABV and same to you - yours looks great. Keep the updates coming.

It is a small world indeed!

I have a 16v to get my teeth into now just popped a thread up on it. I will be keeping my white one though!

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Alright mates, I had a few days off between contracts and I made some progress!
-Electrical from auto to manual is sorted out, a HUGE thanks to Hassan for all the links and help!
-ABS unit and wiring is out ready for my non-ABS swap.
-A/C hole in the firewall blocked with an OEM MK2 plate that I finished with POR15
-While the fuse box was out, I decided to swap my bonnet cable. No issues but I know these break and I call it preventive maintenance. It's a heavy duty gauge wire and the trumpets are aluminum and huge!
-The manual pedal cluster that I sprayed with POR15 and news pedal pads is installed, woohoo!
-Started to put together my 02J shifter with the Polo box, all new everything. Waiting for my order from dieselgeek to finish it off.

A special thanks to Fendervg and gurby28 for sharing info and electrical diagrams. Now I have pdf of everything ABV 95 related. Just need to learn German lol. That community is awesome! Cheers mates

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I keep threatening my self with the polo gear shift conversation, but can’t get it together. Some good progress made there matey. 

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You're most welcome JF and congrats on getting it done. Some impressive work there!

Great work on the shifter too - keep us posted

Hasan

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11 hours ago, 1xshaunx1 said:

I keep threatening my self with the polo gear shift conversation, but can’t get it together. Some good progress made there matey. 

You know mate, in my case it make sense to do it now since I have to remove the auto stick anyways... May as well doing it right the first time! There's seems to be a general consensus that the 02A shifter is not super precise/sloppy/row boat feeling and the 02J conversion makes it short & tight and "modern". Other thing too, I personally like that the shift lever sits a tad more rearwards and is taller too, I think it's more ergonomic with this setup in a Corrado. I also ordered the Sigma5 short shift kit from dieselgeek and apparently it's night and day! Plus you lose the big shift weight tower from the 02J that bumps into the coolant hoses... Cheers!

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8 hours ago, Cressa said:

Looking good. And expensive little bags 😁. Loving the updates 

Thank you, much appreciated! You know at first I went to the junk yard and pulled a 02J from an MK4. But when you take in consideration that the case is no good nor the "L" shape lever. Then may as well upgrade to new bushings while you're there... In the end, I checked with my local VW price wise, I had all my list of parts (bushings, screws, clips, tower)... It wasn't that bad! Yes there's lots like 20 something bags but they are all readily available parts and cheap. It was a no brainer! So I'm using only the two shift cables from the one I pulled finally as these are expensive! Cheers

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6 hours ago, fla said:

You're most welcome JF and congrats on getting it done. Some impressive work there!

Great work on the shifter too - keep us posted

Hasan

I could have never done it without your help mate and I'm very thankful to you and your time with this. Sincerely appreciate it!
Take care! JF

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