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ger16v last won the day on September 9 2016

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About ger16v

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    GTI Stage 1

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  • Drives
    mk2 16v, corrado g60
  1. 16v jet

    that guide is perfect for fault finding. on a car this age every chance it's an air leak been there before !
  2. MK2 GTI Restoration

    Hello and good to see another mk2 like many mk2 all the good / half decent ones are all stored away for sunny days (i am guilty) 18 years! - i thought i was bad at 8! i do not consider myself that really experienced at restorations but due in the new year to hopefully start a third. as with all cars this age you will not know how much work will be required until you start stripping the car especially the underside as vw underseal is good at hiding rot. A good start is that yours is running! Costs can vary especially with what level you want your car to end at - show car or a good daily driver- im the latter but always try to do as much as you can - are you handy with the spanners? - a good paint job is expensive but worth it as its the first thing you see! There are a lot of good people on here who will give you good advice / help when you need it. Best of luck with it
  3. I have been picking up several items in the past following days in relation to so called old polluting cars and vans Should we who keep and run old cars be worried for the future especially those of us who have to keep to a strict budget and don't have deep pockets listening over the past several days there seems to be the possibility of big tax charges on the way and then some so called compensation to force the scrappage of older vehicles I briefly seen a news bulletin yesterday and an owner of a mk5 golf tdi was seen as an old and polluting diesel ! we know that car manufactures are now coming away from diesel because to take Diesel engines to the next stage will make them to expensive to be viable. the future is going to be interesting
  4. Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi Build Thread

    looks well tidy job like the spray booth can i ask what paint did he use- 2k or water based new paint the reason i ask is that any car painter i ask always say that with new water based paints to get a good finish the car should be placed in a oven! for some reason i find older (sorry senior) car painters prefer the old 2k over the water based paint love the mk1 gti Gerard
  5. thanks for the reply. I will take them please.  where are you?

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    2. ger16v


      i am in belfast but could be any where on any day with work just let me know and i will come to you if that is ok? cheers

    3. Fatman


      No bother man. My number is 07828196379. Fire me a text over the weekend and we'll get them sorted. :) 

    4. ger16v
  6. thanks for the reply. just looking a cheap set to get a shed moving. have you got many mk2 bits ? will be looking many parts over the next year when I get around to starting it

    1. monkey


      I have a few bits like braces and a stainless  exhaust but will be putting them all up for sale as I need the room.

  7. What's the story with this Mk1

    that is cheap for a very tidy mk1
  8. does any one know anywhere who hire self drive transporter - have a shell to transport and my car and van do not have a tow bar fitted
  9. Volkswagen Phillips Lisburn Open NIght

    Will always recommend this dealership. very friendly and the guys at the parts department (Steven and Andrew) are very helpful and patient especially with small and fiddly spares that other vw dealers can't be annoyed with and will always try to locate hard to get / obsolete parts
  10. Mk2 Milltek manifold fitting

    it's probably the sub frame that has to be dropped - I di this when putting my car back together only to find when it came to the exhaust that the engine subframe had to be dropped to fit the front pipe. I had to suspend the engine on the crane and drop the subframe again to fit it. don't know any other way around it
  11. I thought beetles were slow! only joking. that is some performance
  12. I done the rears first then the front then the master cylinder and finally the clutch when the brakes were done I moved to under the bonnet. Bentley manual says that you bleed master cylinder first before the clutch to me seems strange to me as we all know air rises to the top and I would of assumed that you start at the bottom. bleeding the abs pump I have seen mentioned but cannot locate an obvious point on the unit the rears took a long time to do and I had to manually adjust the bias valve in order to get things moving also had a few small leaks but a quick tighten of the nipples sorted it out - always afraid of over tightening these things. the car has not run in over 2 years now and was hoping to get it started yesterday only to find the fuel pump is not running. I can hear the relay clicking but pump is not priming and of course I went to get my multimeter and it is dead also the fuel gauge is working which may indicate that the pump is dead.
  13. Hello i am having difficulty belled the brakes to my corrado g60 i managed to do the calipers ok and the clutch master cylinder - all run free with plenty of fluid however the brake master cylinder once opened pushes about a 50mm of fluid into a tube and thats it! i have not touched the reservoir bleed point iam using the eazibleed unit - uses 20psi pressure i read somewhere that the abs pump needs bled also - where do you bleed this - plenty of bolts on it but dont want to open the wrong one. thanks
  14. thanks for the reply. had a quick look on the web today but could not find very much on a tdi engine with a broken timing belt As I say I know virtually nothing about diesels i found one item and having a very quick read from what I can gather the head will be scrap and there may be a chance the con rod will be bent something to do with the valves position once they come together along with the followers i thought it would be a relatively straight repair - new valve or valves with new followers LOL the car I believe is poverty spec it has hub caps
  15. hello just a question I have come across a golf tdi estate (x reg) with a broken timing belt the head has apparently been removed and one valve is bent i know little about Diesel engines what else can be damaged and should be taken into consideration is £350 a fair price car has approx 125k