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  1. Wanted: Low Mileage 3dr 96 onwards VR6

    Thanks for email. Be great if I can get some pictures.
  2. Hi All. Been out of the VR6 game for many years now. Have had a look around and noticed that there aren’t many low mileage immaculate cars left now. If anyone has or knows of a good condition near immaculate 3dr 1996 onwards for sale with sub 70k miles then please let me know. Would really like a Highline but that maybe pushing it. Aircon and leather would be preferred. Please get in touch. [email protected] Thanks.
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  4. Had this on one of my previous VRs. Was ball joints in my case.
  5. Chain rattle but only when warm

    Yup. Gone. Drove all the way up and back from pod on Sunday and checked it as soon as I got home. No rattle. Will keep an eye on it as some have had it come back within a few weeks.
  6. Chain rattle but only when warm

    Replaced tensioner bolt and oil change. All sorted.
  7. Chain rattle but only when warm

    Can't seem to activate the check release valve on this new one. The piston is out all the way.
  8. Chain rattle but only when warm

    I'm wondering if I could fit the new one I got from eurocarparts even though its an older revision?
  9. Hi Guys. As I have been driving around for the last few days with no stereo as i'm upgrading so removed the old stuff I noticed a noise from inside the car which was worse at around 1100rkpm. Checked it out and took it to local specialist who diagnosed as possibly chains without opening it up. Having read around I decided to buy a new tensioner bolt as this has sometimes been the issue for others and is quite a straight forward thing to try. Earlier today I removed the old tensioner bolt after the car had been standing for a few days and went to fit the new one. I noticed that Eurocarparts had sent me the old revision bolt and even though it came in a genuine VW bag it was the "A" revision where as the one that came off the car was a "B" revision hence the later design. Decided not to fit and put the old one back in. Started the engine and notice there was no rattle. Manually operated the throttle under the bonnet so I could listen closely to the chains and there was hardly any noise apart form the normal operation sound. Left the car running for 5 mins and still no chain rattle. After about 8-10 mins I slowly start to hear the noise coming back. Manually operated the throttle again and sure enough the chain rattle was coming directly from the tensioner bolt area under the cover, clear as day. Surely if the chains or guides were shot then the chain would rattle straight away? Could it be the tensioner is not getting enough pressure hence oil pressure is down? Car is a 1997 model with 74k on the clock with full history. Any ideas? Thanks.
  10. GTI Spring Festival @ Santapod 14th April

    If anyone pulls out Pete then let me know.
  11. GTI Spring Festival @ Santapod 14th April

    What time would we need to be there on the Sunday Pete?
  12. Thanks Craggsy. Might try a brake bleed first as that will be the cheapest option to start with.
  13. Hi Guys. Recently got back into the VR scene after a year or so away. Got myself a real stunning Dragon Green VR with nice low miles and a few mods but...... braking performance is real poor and I'm concerned as to what it could be. The discs are EBC Ultimax drilled and grooved and the pads are EBC red stuff which I think is where the problem lies. Am I right in saying that the Red Stuff pads dont do anything until they get real warm as they are mainly track pads? Brake pedal is ok, maybe could do with bleeding but the car just doesn't stop! Feels like brake fade. Been thinking about going for the OEM set up. Pagid discs and pads. Anyone got any thoughts?
  14. You'll just have to let it run, go for peanuts and then not complete the sale. Buyer will probably kick off and you'll have a negative record on your account.