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    chalkyh reacted to wessel429 in Vr6 turbo   
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    chalkyh reacted to Madpuggers in Newbie here   
    Alright all.
     
    Hopefully this group can provide much needed help during my soon venture.
     
    Story is as followed.
     
    Been an Audi nut for a few gens don't hate. Mainly the old scene from
    80 sedan, Quattro 90 Sedan Quattro, URS4 avant, S2 coupe RS2 and currently S4 B5 Avant.
     
    Love the inline 5 and V6 tt. But now with 3 kids and one moaning missus due to how cramp riding in an avant has become time to part ways and join the MPV crew.
     
    Where this all ties up is I found a Sharan VR6, suddenly the pending doom of joining those whom has their fun and end up in boring cars, I can move the squad plus more shit you can throw at it with a VR6 with potential to make it a sleeper.
     
    I work within the VAG group at Volkswagen so with workshop manuals from elsa and etka at my disposal I've always been anal with maintenance and wealth of knowledge from master techs.
     
    Soon I'll have this slightly oversized beast which seem fairly rare to come by. And start bit by bit turning her into a never ending money pit project.
     
    Chris
     
    Be rude not to show a pic

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    chalkyh reacted to vr6freak in My Windsor blue.   
    Getting prepared and paint. Sorry ain’t go no pics of metal work completed and premiered. 

















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    chalkyh got a reaction from Harry-vr6 in MY GOLF VR6 PROJECT   
    Sounds like good progress! The list must be getting shorter hopefully, I'm still adding to my list! Sill welding looks neat, what sort of dollar did that cost . . . .
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    chalkyh reacted to Harry-vr6 in MY GOLF VR6 PROJECT   
    It cost me just shy of £1000, i had the inner and outer sills done, jacking points (reinforced) all the arches where ever there was rust, floor panel as it was patched up previously by a cartoon character lol.. also the drain holes i got rid of. Still a long list of things to do before i send it for a full paint job. The Weather and "covid" doesn't help. Hopefully will start making time during the day to do the odd few jobs. If it was sat on my drive i would most likely crack on but now that the welding has been done i have dried stored it.
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    chalkyh got a reaction from maghouse in Cooling fans not running   
    Just been looking through the parts diagrams for a New Year's keeping busy task lol, there's the usual radiator 3 pin temp switch that is usually the hoses side of the rad just below the top hose, there's another oddity - looks like a fan series resistor is fitted for the various fan speeds like a heater fan resistor - so I guess if that goes faulty then the fan would only work in max mode (like the upper temp 105 deg switch being tripped). Items are 6: Fan Switch 1H0 959 481B for the 3 pin, there's a 2 pin listed as well 06A 919 501 A. The series resistor 2 is 7M0959506A and is only used on Sharan / Galaxy / Alhambra.


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    chalkyh got a reaction from coldguinnessman in Sensor above oil cooler   
    After having my grey VR apart to do the crack pipe after changing the oil cooler that was putting oil into the coolant, I ended up changing all the housings onto the head because I was just chasing new leaks - in the end the thermostat elbow, sensor housing and crack pipe elbow and all o-ring seals - there were fine little cracks that were allowing coolant to get past the head o-ring 2 - and also the new crack pipe top o-ring into 19 had a little cut in it when donkey here assembled it all up. Those plastics warp and are generally not so good if original. The head o-ring 2 in the pic will run down to the knock sensor boss, certainly mine did. There's a few sellers of the full set on ebay . . .

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    chalkyh reacted to greg the golf in New member from S Wales   
    Just joined so I thought I would hello. Mk4 Golf fan here. I own a MK4 V6 3 door with a few mods, R32 suspension and R32 alloys and induction kit etc. Low milage about 82000. Shes in stunning condition and only goes out on weekends, Owned it for about 4 years now. I also own a MK4 1.6 16V as my daily run around for work. First Golf was a 2.0 GTI which I blew the head gasket in. Anyway im pleased to be here and hope to learn a thing or two.
     
    Cheers all...Rich

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    chalkyh got a reaction from VR6Pete in Oem fan switch mk3 vr6 temp?   
    Agree with Pete there absolutely, and there's lots of variables.
     
    Yep, in answer to your original question, are the fans running after every run: NO. But, if I've been stuck in slow traffic, the ambient temp is greater than 25deg C or it's been driven like a VR should, YES, so as Pete says - it's dependant on lots of factors. These cars are old now, and to get one of mine right (with only 62k and dealer history) it took: crack pipe, thermostat housing, thermostat, radiator upper hose, main radiator, both temp switches on the thermostat housing, radiator fan switch - all to original specs - so no lower temp thermostat or switches. That sorted that one, my other 89k car needed a main radiator and fan switch (that car would get really hot before the fans cut in, over 105 deg C) and oil cooler heat exchanger. A lot of the problem is caused by the old antifreeze G11 or G12 that turns to silt / coating - it reduces the heat transfer through critical components and really reduces the efficiency of a radiator.   
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    chalkyh got a reaction from VR6Pete in ...   
    VW Heritage have them listed but available on backorder only, they're the cheapest new priced @ £62 ish:
    https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/1h0853986-cover-trim-for-the-sill-panel-rear-right.html
    https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/1H0853985-cover-trim-for-the-sill-panel-rear-left.html
    There's the end cap for each side (£10 each) if they've gone too, and a black rivet for each.
    VW Parts International had them listed on the eBay shop they have, but sold out at mo, they were £77 a side.
    Second hand good ones are scarce, there's some sellers in Latvia (but not used them, postage is £££), and NK Auto in Greece is a good source (and will combine postage) - I've had a lot from him,
     
    Good luck in the search,
     
    Paul
     
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    chalkyh reacted to fleety in Starting issue   
    So corrado vr6 was turning over but wouldn't start so I changed the fuel filter and then changed the crack shaft sensor still wouldn't start I was also having problems with the abs light staying on and brakes not pumping correctly
    So after more online searching I heard mention of the ignition switch and as it happens I had bought one ages before so decided to fit.
    It took me a good 2 hours as for most part I didn't realise you can actually see the screw holding switch in place if you look down the LHS of steering column when covers are removed, so fitted new switch and the dash lit up like a Christmas tree with lights I've never seen Before, and car started on first turn of the key.
    And the all important ABS light went out as it should even the brake pedal feels a lot firmer.
    HAPPY DAYS....
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    chalkyh reacted to fleety in Starting issue   
    £13.13 for a new fuel filter and boom the vr6 is back to life and engine is running Tip-top, teasing the 25+ year old nuts that hold the filter housing in place was tight but I soaked well before attempting.
    Fuel filter on a vw corrado vr6 is underneath car at rear of drivers side and easy to access on basic car jacks, though I also put an axle stand in under car
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    chalkyh reacted to David Siswick in NEW OWNER AND MEMBER MK3 VR6   
    Hello, I have just purchased my first VR6 which I’m very excited about. The car doesn’t have loads of history it’s been sat for 6 years and needs the usual welding jobs done. Engine now starts and runs only issue I found is it idles high at around 1000-1100 RPM. Also I having started it and leaving to run there are a few funny noises which I will try and get a video to show that If anyone can help with be much appreciated. There’s is a few other little issues that shouldn’t be hard to get sorted. Look forward to what will most probably an expensive journey but I can’t wish for it! Thanks
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    chalkyh reacted to vdubmad01 in So this just happened   
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    chalkyh got a reaction from McPikie in Returning to VR6 ownership after 15 years!   
    Well, after such a long break from owning a VR6 (L942EPL - still out there somewhere!), and a succession of Mk2's, 3's and 4's I'm back with one! An early 3 door 1994 car that I'd known about for a while, I'm just going through recommissioning it and detailing it too, it's now road legal for the first time in just over 5 years. Still plenty to do, although this one hasn't got any trace of rot at all, and only 62k from new!

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    chalkyh got a reaction from VR6 Supercharged in Returning to VR6 ownership after 15 years!   
    Well, after such a long break from owning a VR6 (L942EPL - still out there somewhere!), and a succession of Mk2's, 3's and 4's I'm back with one! An early 3 door 1994 car that I'd known about for a while, I'm just going through recommissioning it and detailing it too, it's now road legal for the first time in just over 5 years. Still plenty to do, although this one hasn't got any trace of rot at all, and only 62k from new!

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    chalkyh got a reaction from dannivr6 in Returning to VR6 ownership after 15 years!   
    Well, after such a long break from owning a VR6 (L942EPL - still out there somewhere!), and a succession of Mk2's, 3's and 4's I'm back with one! An early 3 door 1994 car that I'd known about for a while, I'm just going through recommissioning it and detailing it too, it's now road legal for the first time in just over 5 years. Still plenty to do, although this one hasn't got any trace of rot at all, and only 62k from new!

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