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Pete's OBD2 Corrado VR6 - On The Road

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Over 500 miles done so far, mostly covered in wales :)

Been a real good week although came back earlier due to heavy rain flooding the camp site!

I ended up buying a roof rack and box with taking 2 kids, 8 birth tent, the mrs and a puppy!

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Wasn't all trouble free though! Broke the bonnet release cable on the release mechanism so had to order this: http://www.gruvenparts.com/billet-corrado-hood-cable-clip/ and hopefully should be able to open my bonnet again doh!

Also need a new bonnet latch as that has somehow got bent so need order a new one!

Might also need a crank sensor too as sometimes takes a while to start intermittently ( it did this before on my old engine too ).

Also as you know I've been working on an OEM style exhaust for the Corrado in stainless with stealth racing and dub power.

Some progress on this with tinkering the fitment:

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Still some more work to do on the tailpipe in terms of making it look more like a Corrado one, but good progress so far!

Next thing on the list is an oil and filter change now I've covered 500 miles on the new engine.

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Sooo great day @ VWNW with the Corrado! 620 miles done, still waiting for the bonnet clip and gonna order my oil and filter this week as I'm off down shakey on the 23rd for the weekend with @dlea will be looking at restoring my steering wheel leather and gear knob soon too.

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Ah that's how that works, couldn't figure out how that block went lol

 

I actually think its meant for LHD cars as I think its the wrong way around! Still does the job and I have confidence in opening my bonnet again! was a bit of a faff to fit and had a bit of a mare as when I fist fitted I pulled the handle and the bonnet didn't open :ph34r:

 

Just needed some minor adjustment in the end :)

 

Next job is to sort my blowing exhaust where I fitted my decat and then onto restoring the steering wheel / gear knob!

 

Will be down at Shakespeare county raceway this weekend with thegoth and @dlea and the other 15 degree racing guys for racing a good times!

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I did the Italian method lol

Its the best way. I ran my old rs turbo series 2 in like that! That thing would go off the speedo, how f***ing stupid of me!

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So had the old girl running for half hour today ready for a road trip to leeds next week and thought I'd take this video:

Only a feather on the throttle as I'm still running her in, but as you can hear she's eager to please

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That does sound really good.

What's the Italian method, I've never heard that before but take it it means flat out?

The Italian method is normally used for blowing cobwebs out of the Mrs car after it's been to the shops and pottering about for a month or 2.

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