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Posted: Sep 30, 2012 at 20:19 Quote
ThunderChunk wrote:
k-ron wrote:
dannydrew wrote:
Trying to find a decent Mk4 TDI is the hardest thing ever... I can't seem to find one below 110K miles with good bodywork Frown

Depends how much money you have to spend, there are some about.


Got mine running again, forgot how annoying changing a sump on a MK4 was, why did they hide those 2 bolts behind the gearbox? Just needs mot and taxing then it's good to go Big Grin Think I'll sell the C2GT and take the VW to France with me.

This is why I don't miss my vw. No more replacing parts and having my car break down. I wish they were more reliable and easier to work on
What? Hard to work on, sure, but unreliable?

Posted: Sep 30, 2012 at 23:46 Quote
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My mate's 1.9 TDI on genuine mercedes alphards :Cool :

Posted: Sep 30, 2012 at 23:58 Quote
erik74 wrote:
ThunderChunk wrote:
k-ron wrote:


Depends how much money you have to spend, there are some about.


Got mine running again, forgot how annoying changing a sump on a MK4 was, why did they hide those 2 bolts behind the gearbox? Just needs mot and taxing then it's good to go Big Grin Think I'll sell the C2GT and take the VW to France with me.

This is why I don't miss my vw. No more replacing parts and having my car break down. I wish they were more reliable and easier to work on
What? Hard to work on, sure, but unreliable?

I've owned 3 vw's and all had major electrical problems. My VR6 had an electrical fire when sitting in traffic. Then there was the ignition coils and boost issues on my 1.8T. The problems were endless for my mk3 jetta. My favourite was when my diff blew up on the hwy. A small section fo the transmission housing actually split. But that was kind of my fault, the transmission was stock and the engine was pushing more torque than the tranny could handle.

Posted: Oct 2, 2012 at 17:48 Quote
erik74 wrote:
ThunderChunk wrote:
k-ron wrote:


Depends how much money you have to spend, there are some about.


Got mine running again, forgot how annoying changing a sump on a MK4 was, why did they hide those 2 bolts behind the gearbox? Just needs mot and taxing then it's good to go Big Grin Think I'll sell the C2GT and take the VW to France with me.

This is why I don't miss my vw. No more replacing parts and having my car break down. I wish they were more reliable and easier to work on
What? Hard to work on, sure, but unreliable?
Even to say they are hard to work on is a stretch. I did serveral maintenance items myself on my Jetta (including water pump/timing belt change and completely rebuilding front end after I drove into a ditch). A little common sense and I found it no more difficult to work on than any other modern day vehicle.

Posted: Oct 3, 2012 at 9:10 Quote
Yeah I wouldnt do it to another one...

now mine is fixed, I need to sell it as I leave for France next week!

anyone want the golf for £500?

Running, no tax or mot.

Worth a try.

Posted: Oct 3, 2012 at 10:39 Quote
not a very good photo, from the day my coilovers went on, sitting about 10-15mm lower nowBeer
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Posted: Oct 3, 2012 at 14:09 Quote
geezir wrote:
erik74 wrote:
ThunderChunk wrote:


This is why I don't miss my vw. No more replacing parts and having my car break down. I wish they were more reliable and easier to work on
What? Hard to work on, sure, but unreliable?
Even to say they are hard to work on is a stretch. I did serveral maintenance items myself on my Jetta (including water pump/timing belt change and completely rebuilding front end after I drove into a ditch). A little common sense and I found it no more difficult to work on than any other modern day vehicle.

What was under the hood? I had a an AEB 1.8T swapped into my mk3 jetta. Most of the wiring and cooling system was custom which is why I found it a bit difficult to work on.

Posted: Oct 3, 2012 at 18:04 Quote
Well, that changes everything. To a point. Some guy in a garage may not have built it to even remotely near oem standard.

I find mine pretty easy to work on.

Posted: Oct 4, 2012 at 11:13 Quote
Ya it wasn't built anywhere near oem standard. Fortunately for me, I found the mechanic who did the engine swap and just had him do all the work. The engine was a 1.8T head, 2.0 ABA bottom with an 02A transmission. Bolt ons like waterpump were obviously easy to replace, it was diagnosing problems that I had difficult with since it was not even close to oem.

Posted: Oct 4, 2012 at 11:32 Quote
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/546075_3661891788205_1798204737_n.jpgso far its on its 3rd sump :Cool :

Posted: Oct 5, 2012 at 7:16 Quote
krash8bit wrote:
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/546075_3661891788205_1798204737_n.jpgso far its on its 3rd sump :Cool :

Very cool!

Posted: Oct 5, 2012 at 11:58 Quote
k-ron wrote:
krash8bit wrote:
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/546075_3661891788205_1798204737_n.jpgso far its on its 3rd sump :Cool :

Very cool!

need a caddy Drool

Posted: Oct 5, 2012 at 13:43 Quote
A diesel one of these sold local to me recently for 500quid

Posted: Oct 6, 2012 at 7:38 Quote
krash8bit wrote:
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/546075_3661891788205_1798204737_n.jpgso far its on its 3rd sump :Cool :
Get a shortened one? Reinforce it?

you on the caddy forum?

Posted: Oct 7, 2012 at 14:34 Quote
Suprised myself earlier, my car does 50 in 2nd gear.

Suprising because its a 3 cylinder diesel haha lol


 
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