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  1. What did you do to your VR6 today?

    For the past year or so, I've been sporting a RAMAIR cone filter. Today I put the Airbox with a fresh filter back in, in the eurocarparts car park. I know there's supposedly no difference, surprisingly however, after a few stall starts and then normal running, the bus did something I've missed or not noticed since doing the cone filter; she started pulling hard and the engine note changed at about 4k revs up. It's very cool to have that tug the engine gives you with a stock filter. The powerflow note has changed slightly too. Instead of the high loud trombone rasp she made, she sounds ever so slightly less like the above and more controlled.
  2. The spark plugs on my VR6 are the oldest service item by a year. I want to change them this week prior to my trip up north. There is no issue but I want to change them. I've looked on many different websites and they all supply different types of spark plugs for the Gal. I was wondering if anyone with a 24v 2.8 had a particular plug they look for or if anyone knows what to look for?. Cheers in advance.
  3. What did you do to your VR6 today?

    Had a pre MOT check done of the Galaxy today. Needs 2 x ball joints 1 x CV boot 2 x Tyres.... advisory 2 month old Power flow exhaust needs all joins re welding because they're all blowing and it sounds crud. 1 x Drivers outside door handle Both sills re welding £260 Once the stroke rectified itself, I did a quick search. 2 x ball joints ............ £10 each. 1 x CV boot ............... £10 2 x Tyres .... advisory 2 month old Power flow exhaust needs all joins re welding because they're all blowing and it sounds crud...... Into their shop on Monday for warranty covered repairs.... want it doing properly, the welding is splodged about and not professional at all. I'm waiting for them to do nothing correctly and just over splodge and fill everywhere with messy welding materiel. 1 x Drivers outside door handle ...... £10 - 30 Both sills re welding £260... now £50 Silver lining to a dark cloud
  4. What did you do to your VR6 today?

    Finally figured out why my exhaust is caked in soot. What do people/me with custom exhausts and these engines do?. 6k in 1st gear to 30mph is visited regularly when hot. Then the oil level check on Thursday confirmed it. Max oil level before exhaust fitted. Half engine oil level now, 2 months later. I hate how addictive that noise is.
  5. What did you do to your VR6 today?

    Carefully smashed my head into the steering wheel and hammered the dash earlier today, after three attempts at a hot start with cut out and misfires. Back to square one. Again.
  6. Any custom exhaust shops in Midlands?

    Mine is now installed, I went with Powerflow. They put a middle box in at my request because I didn't want it too loud. It has a middle and back box and still sounds louder than my old VR6 Golf that had 2.5" strait through with Jetex twin outlet and decat. Thank you TFD.
  7. What did you do to your VR6 today?

    Had the auxiliary belt off the other day with the pulley theory in my head. All pulleys and bearings are absolutely fine. Tensioner was replaced last year and that spins faultlessly. Thanks for the idea. Was a good try. Shame it wasn't one of them.
  8. Exhaust now caked in soot.

    Ah Pete. I was expecting some discolouration, just not a mm or 2 of soot. I've had a read that rich running and crap fuel can cause this too. Book states fuel as 95, not 97, so that's what she has, but I don't put known brands in, she has the 95 from the costcutter petrol station down the road. Never notice any difference when the occasional tank of BP goes in. On another note, the new crank sensor is preventing hot start issues, so that's a good result. Cheers for the reply either way matey. Hope you've sorted the belt.
  9. Hi Bud 

     

    Could it be your injectors?

  10. What did you do to your VR6 today?

    Well. I've just replaced the crank sensor. When hot starting, the car no longer drops it's revs below normal or misfires or stalls itself. That is great. The problem now is finding out why the car shakes if the revs are gently taken to about 1k and held there. Feels like a balance issue or misfire but all the plugs and Coil packs are less than a year old and it did the same prior to being replaced. The joys, eh?.
  11. Had a powerflow stainless steel cat back installed on a 24v 2.8 a few weeks ago. Within 100 miles and small trips out, the inside of the outlets are caked in carbon deposit/soot. The noise has changed slightly, probably from said deposits. I do have an issue with the crank sensor and rough idle at cold and hot. Hot starts usually end up with misfire sounds and rough running or fire up and then drop to stall. Cold starts even with the fast idle, make the car feel unbalanced. Could the build up of soot coincide with the rough running/crank issue? No smoke of any colour noticed at any point, except condensation burning off after a night of cool air. Cheers all.
  12. What did you do to your VR6 today?

    Had a mid and rear silencer powerflow cat back fitted to the Galaxy today. I don't think the mrs will be happy when she's actually a passenger, with it being really loud, but it does take me back.
  13. Powerflow Exhausts. Any good?

    I've just read this 30 minutes after having it fitted. Thank you for the reply matey. I'm glad I clarified with them prior to leaving the car there. They were under the impression that it was to be a strait through with a non resonated back box. After asking them for a middle box, They put one in. Mine has gone on to a galaxy mk2 with 24v 2.8 VR6. It's loud. Very loud. Not exactly what I wanted to be honest. You know the deep drone you have from louder strait through exhausts?... that's what it sounds like at lower revs. I can live with it, but the Galaxy is the only car we own and I'm the only driver, so I don't know how the kids or specifically, my partner will act when they're in it. That said, the extra 12 valves certainly make the car sound so much better when flooring it. That notorious R32 rasp steps in just after 4k revs. Very addictive. It sounds overly loud when in narrow residential areas cruising at 30 or 20. I've also attracted unwanted attention from a van full of travellers who went miles out of their way and back on themselves trying to follow me. Last glimpse I had after losing them down country lanes and turning off at a junction, was their van doing the better part of 70 or more past the road I dived into.
  14. Powerflow Exhausts. Any good?

    So I've decided to bite the bullet and sort the exhaust. One of 3 costly things I need to get her sorted.I've rang around 8 different custom exhaust specialists and Powerflow have been the cheapest. The cat back system will be £399 all inclusive.So I just wondered if anyone here had experience with Powerflow exhausts?. I know I can google reviews, but forum members are just as valuable for opinions.Thank you.
  15. And back in a 6

    I didn't realise you'd gone through quite a few more VR6s Chris. Very jealous of the R32 matey. Oh yeah, "holy thread revival batman!".
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