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cormac81 last won the day on September 30 2016

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About cormac81

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    GTI Stage 1

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  • Drives
    Golf GTI Mk2 Octy vRS Mk1
  1. New to Skoda, have several old VWs

    Lovely motor, recognise the username from Briskoda.
  2. Another Mk1 vRS Octavia

    Who knows we might have a briskoda meet this year, be good to get them side by side for a photo. Did give it a pass with the DA and it came up well, might tell the painter to leave it for now. Kinda worried it will stand out being painted compared to the rest of the paint.
  3. Another Mk1 vRS Octavia

    I had no intention of buying another car as I was very happy with the black vRS but this local example came up in Rally Red with a genuine 47k and I couldn’t refuse. My third vRS Mk1 in 9 months! It was bought new in Howard Abrahams in Lurgan 15 years ago. I bought it of the second owner, an older gentleman who had 4 years who basically did not drive it. I gave it a light detail today, replaced the centre boot badge and wheel centre caps. I have it booked into have the rear spoiler ( common fading issue) and the front bumper redone due to a few kerb scrapes. Its also booked to go in for a full service including the oil pick up pipe. Future plans are a wheel refurb and tidy things as I go.
  4. Lisburn Show Few Pics

    Stumbled upon this last year, not a bad wee show.
  5. Took me ages to find one for my 85 kjet, ended up getting it on one of mk2 facebook pages.
  6. Headgasket failure?

    Yeah already on it, going to test the waterpump and run it without the stat but it does definitely seem to be going the HG way. I know where to get the head done but its getting someone to strip it and replace once its been machined. If anybody has any recommendations that be great
  7. Today my Octavia mk1 vRS was running very hot, it got almost to the red at about 115 degrees or so before I ran the interior fan to clear some heat. When I got it back and started it again and running about 90 degrees, took the coolant cap off and the coolant started to boil out of the bottle and still showing 90 degrees on the guage. Am I right to suspect headgasket failure? or would the radiator be blocked or would have the water pump failed? any other ideas? Theres no mayo on the oil cap, seems to be driving ok during normal driving but didnt want to drive it too hard when the temps were so high. I also noticed the radiator fan only ran when the car was running and switched off when I turned the engine off, most cars I have had the fan runs on when its turned off including my Golf Mk2. Not sure what thats about..
  8. Mk4 golf knocking

    Gearbox mount or droplinks?
  9. My NewHolland... Blue MK3 Golf Concept

    Great starting block, love the comps.
  10. Octavia VRS Mk1

    Cheers fella, loving it so far great fun to drive and pulls very well. Afraid of going too dark with the wheels, seen a few octavias with tinted headlights, window, black wheels etc and don't like the look. I see how I get on over the winter. Have a neuspeed induction kit here no idea if theyre any good. Cheers dude its not perfect but its great for 14 years old have been getting plenty of comments when I'm out and about, I try to keep the standard carpets for now.
  11. Octavia VRS Mk1

    Picked this up this week a 2002 Black Magic Octavia VRS The car has had cruise control and centre armrests already retrofitted and theyre quite handy I have to say. The bump strips have been colour coded so that will save me dressing them all the time and having runs of the product. So far I have gave it a few runs with my DA and Merenza compound to get the car shining. Had 2 new Kumhos fitted today and the plan is to fit another 2 next month, other plans include more cleaning including the arch liners and remove the front indicators to remove Moss. I have a full set of genuine green Skoda badges but unsure whether to fit them or not as I'm coming round to the new style badges fitted. Thinking of getting the wheels refurbed in a darker colour and dechrome the grille. Also hoping to get a nicer reg for it maybe a VRS one. Going to grease the starter as it grinds slightly on start up, a common fault on these it seems, other than that I will continue to enjoy driving it. A few phone pics from this morning...
  12. ***Titanic Dubs 24th September 2016****

    Is there parking nearby? hopefully will call down for a while.
  13. Skoda meet

    Lol really. Good to meet you. Sold my runaround this morning so the hunt is on for a VRS.
  14. Skoda meet

    Was down briefly in the volvo. What were you in?
  15. GTI-Nights

    I forgot all about it until I was driving past the Applegreen the next day! Doh. Hopefully I rememberthe next one!