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  1. Do you have any photos of the area where it’s leaking from? probably unrelated, but worth ruling out for peace of mind as this is a common mistake a lot of people make.
  2. Never had that before but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility but I didn’t expect it to protrude into the coolant system ?
  3. welcome to the forum Greg and Rich 🤭
  4. Hey mate. logic thing is that it’s crack pipe. Or the hoses are not fully tightened up. Check thermostat housing as they generally warp and never seal back properly. If you put some coolant in it should dry pink and may help you identify where it’s coming from easier ?
  5. No worries, the part numbers are TB0580 and TB0581 if you ever changed your mind and only came to around £24 when I got them back then. Just get some rolled / rounded edge jubilee clips unless you have a brand new spring clips as they never go back on properly and more than likely will leak. If you've had crack pipe off etc… then first fill your engine with just water and check for leaks before putting coolant in - all too often you see leaks where the block has not been cleaned up properly Cheers. P
  6. If you can, replace them with silicon hoses. I got mine from merlin motorsport (samco ones)
  7. Hey mate. It’s a dummy plug. In some colder climates a plug that heats the throttle body / inlet is in its place.
  8. Personally I think he will struggle to get the price he's asking for
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  10. I think it depends on many factors to be honest. like health of your water pump, coolant system, health of sensors etc.. I always found my VR6 mostly would be stage one / stage 2 after giving it a bit of welly also had a new radiator fitted too (copper core). My oil temps were quite high too and then I got a new oil cooler and temps dropped by 20 degrees!
  11. Stage 1 Controlled by the temp sender in the rad, directly to the fans Switch On: 92-97 C (198-207 F) Switch Off: 84-91 C (183-196 F) Stage 2 Controlled by the temp sender in the rad, combined with info from the yellow temp sender via the fan controller Switch On: 99-105 C (210-221 F) Switch Off: 91-98 C (196-208 F) Stage 3 Controlled by the black coolant temp sender, via the fan controller Not listed in the guide above, but it kicks in at around 110-115 C. For non-AC cars, stage 3 should never come on under normal conditions
  12. Tat looks like some serious work you are undertaking ! How are you getting on with it?
  13. They are not specific to the VR6 - But I guess you are talking golf, right? generally breakers would be your best bet, or stick something up in the wanted forum section
  14. Not a problem and good luck with fostering !
  15. Still lurking? why not post a comment to say hi 🙋
  16. Hey guys We have now migrate to AWS and have upgraded our forum software! Still plenty of work to do and some features are not yet working / updated but we are making progress!
  17. Social media for you. our Facebook group is very busy - just seems that forums in general are on decline. will sort mod permissions tomorrow
  18. that would be great. We have loads of videos / photos on our Facebook / YouTube pages if you are able to get creative ? we are also in need of forum moderators to help clean up threads and to encourage more discussion / forum usage. cheers. pete
  19. Thanks ! That would be amazing if you are able to help. Please send me your paypal details for shop merch, I recently had all the stock sent back from the old shop manager but need to go through it and get all stock levels updated but with one thing or another (and having 4 children!) have not been able to do so yet so will for now refund your money until I can get chance to get shop updated and up and running etc… How do you think you can help to promote club etc… ?
  20. Things have slowed down considerably with the club as of recent times, and we need your help to keep things running and help to reinvigorate our club. The VR6 Owners Club was founded over 18 years ago, however due to lower visitor and paid membership numbers we are at risk of losing almost 2 decades of information, posts, build threads, photos and guides. Social media has had a large impact on how users interact and the heart of the VR6 Owners Club was our community forum for many years. We have an active presence on social media, however we are unable to build se
  21. We switched to subscription based model nearly 2 years ago due to dropping membership numbers and to preserve the website and its information - being online for 18 years + now. Things are slower these days and Facebook has pretty much taken over on most part our group has over 19k members and our fan page has more than 32k followers. We are currently crowd-funding to help get things off the ground again as we need investment on our platform to be able to re-launch club membership welcome packs etc… however I am currently on my own here and no one seems to be willing t
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