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  1. Cheers guys, I will revive my build thread in due course. Just need to source a few more bits and get my d/pipe and decat made then I'm good to go Sourcing Turbo bits for the end of the year too
  2. Well after a very silly break away from the 6 pot (got rid of the mk3 VR and bought an S3!!!) I am now stripping out the 1.8 20v and replacing it with a 2.8 24v
  3. Not likely to have immob on a Rado VR. Are you getting fuel to the Injectors? Have you had it on Vag-com? May just need some codes clearing
  4. Think the front engine mount is solid rubber mate, the gearbox mounting is oil filled tho but when they fail and leak its normally quite thick sludgy oil
  5. Had the van about 2 weeks now and its been drinking fuel for fun, about 9mpg!!!! What do you 24v drivers get mpg wise?? Put it on Vag-com and got this lot up 4 Faults Found: 16825 - EVAP Emission Control Sys: Incorrect Flow P0441 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent 17704 - Shareware Version. To Decode all DTCs P1296 - 35-10 - Please Register/Activate - Intermittent 16497 - Shareware Version. To Decode all DTCs P0113 - 35-10 - Please Register/Activate - Intermittent 16486 - Mass Air Flow Sensor (G70): Signal too Low P0102 - 35-00 - - Had a clean down of the engine, a few
  6. Pretty sure that is one of the oil gallery plugs, theres another, slightly larger one, just under the coolant pulley. The larger one is the one ive just had to replace. They are pence from the stealers but an absolute bar steward to replace. They are basically a steel cap that push fits into the block, im guessing its only leaking under pressure, i.e when the engine is on??
  7. If you remove the green cap on the end of the box you will see the actuating finger, this is sat on a splined shaft which in turn is moved by the clutch arm/cable The splines are notorious for wearing and making the actuating finger unable to push the push rod into the pressure plate. Quite an easy fix tbh mate. Have a look on here http://www.brokevw.com/ for a guide as to how to fix
  8. Providing you dont have an engine under tray, get yourself a ratchet strap, hook the strap through the catch bracket on the bonnet itself and hook the other end round yr front cross member, if yr really low, pull ya front splitter off an you can get yr hand underneath to work the ratchet to pull the bonnet closed. I will send you a pm with my number if you want this bonnet bud
  9. Take the bonnet off completely and bang it back into some kind of normal shape, put yr new catch on and providing the centre of the bonnet is something like, then it should close. You will defo need a new bonnet tho mate. If yr anywhere near Leeds I have a black one you can have for a tenner, also a new sunroof for £20 :-)
  10. Ok folks, sorry for the delay, been a busy boy over the weekend. Thursday morn I ordered my new Oil Gallery Plug from VW, 60 something pence plus VAT ;-) said it would be here Monday, cool!! HOWEVER, on my way home on Thursday night my existing plug popped a hole and pissed my engine oil all over my shiny bay and all over the floor, got it recovered home and had a good clean. VW failed on the delivery of my new plug so Im still car less :-( Heres a pic of the plug with the hole in it Gonna be a swine to get out
  11. And pop goes the weasel :-( :-( :-(
  12. Ok, quick update, after a lot of dismantling, prodding, poking and cleaning I have found my oil leak. its the oil galley plug just to the left of the crank pulley, under the coolant pump pulley Anyone else had a problem with these, thinking of just bobbing some JB weld in there to stop the leak, I now have a constant heavy drip from the offending item :-(
  13. Once the 8v lump was out, me and my mate set about cleaning the bay, De-A/C'd the VR lump and cleaned down, cleaned out the expansion tank and washer bottle, cleaned, cleaned, cleaned etc etc ;-) By Friday tea time I had this in my bay Was just waiting on the exhaust mid section now, the exhaust off the VR was rotten so I bought myslef a Sebring backbox that has reeeeediculously large tailpipes, and was going to run a standard mid section. However, the mid section never turned up and as I was itching to get on the road with this thing I went down to Tony Banks in Leeds on Saturday afternoon
  14. Anyways, back to my build. I managed to pick myself up a completely standard VR Highline, 120.000 miles with full VW history, I was buying it for the sole reason of putting everything in mine, so the fact it had no T & T and the entire underside of it was rotten, didnt bother me Started the tear down on Thursday morning
  15. HOWEVER, the clocks from my VR are the newer designed ones, they have SMD LED's running the MFA and Mileage and are an enclosed unit These are a pain in the arse to do, but I will be doing them in the next couple of weeks so I will take some pics and do a little 'how to'
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