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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #30 on: 26 August 2016, 20:28 »
Well after not running it much due to these nasty noises and considering selling the old girl I managed to drain the battery down to absolute zero.  Not even enough to lock with the central locking...  :embarrassed:
Got a jump start and decided it a good idea to refit one of the lock barrels.  Good job as it went dead again over a week or two sat idle.... :embarrassed:
Found those battery booster pack things don't work with a dead dead battery...
So managed to get in there with the key and fished out battery, exchanged battery booster for a charger and seem to have resurrected the battery.  Got the car to a pals house and had some spanner time on the engine mount.

Took the engine mount off and fitted a new one, which cured the vibration in the cabin.  Not the squeak.

Worked out the squeak was the pancake pipe swinging around and rubbing on stuff.  Guess due to the saggy engine mount.  Fixed with a washer.

Car is running again and I'm quite relieved it didn't sell.  Had some really silly offers.


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #31 on: 19 November 2016, 15:48 »
Since then it's been used infrequently but still puts a smile on my face when I do get out in it.
Today was mot day. Took it out for a good blat beforehand.... Then it's failed on a rear wheel bearing :-/ that was all, which I guess isn't such a bad thing. No advisories.


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #32 on: 26 November 2016, 09:05 »
Bearing replaced and driven home. Hadn't noticed this one going, but failed due to apparent roughness. That's another half mile to add to the 1500 it's done in the last 12 months.
Its getting mothballed this weekend if time permits. Just working out how carried away I'm about to get with its hibernation.


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #33 on: 30 January 2017, 20:13 »
It's been mothballed for the past couple of months. Have the battery at home on trickle charge.
I've been back to check on it after some recent nasty weather. Seems my rented garage has a couple of leaks :-(
Luckily hasn't actually dripped into the car, but have moisture traps to keep the damp out.
Will get a waterless wash next weekend.
Looking forward to rolling it out in the spring and getting it cleaned properly!


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #34 on: 07 March 2017, 20:49 »
Well. It was still there when I last looked.
The rented garage has several leaks, but it's only a temporary thing.
Am buying a new house with garage and drive. Can't wait to get car home and tucked away. It'll be such a novelty to work on it at home. Working on a car at roadside is not fun! I am nearly 40 and never owned a  driveway or garage in my life. Bring it!


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #35 on: 08 March 2017, 09:39 »
Best thing that ever happened to me was having a driveway.

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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #36 on: 09 March 2017, 17:01 »
Best thing that ever happened to me was having a driveway.

Yes mate. I've risked life and limb working roadside.
I'm planning to pimp up the man cave / garage. Lots of lighting, fresh paint and get some industrial levelling stuff on the floor. Also get my tools in a proper tool chest or out on display :-D


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #37 on: 22 April 2017, 07:26 »
Not much to report. Car still tucked away. Moisture traps doing their thing. Few drips on car from dodgy roof in rented garage, also really surprised how dusty it's getting too.
Got told off by Mrs the other day, when asked why I'm looking forward to moving :-SS


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #38 on: 22 April 2017, 16:56 »
Can't beat having your own garage and driveway

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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #39 on: 01 June 2017, 22:13 »
Well its been resurrected today.
Fired up first time and driven to its new home.
Discs were very badly corroded and paintwork in a grimy state as the lock up wasn't exactly water tight!
Spent a couple of hours cleaning it as soon as got it back. It needs the full works really but have other priorities on house to do before I can get away with a day "playing" with the car.
Just need to clear the garage now and get it tucked away.


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