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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #70 on: 18 February 2019, 11:46 »
Still got it.
Still spending time and a bit of money when I can.
Here's the bay complete now that I've done what I wanted over the winter;

I'd like to add a silicon tip and to do a bit more tidying and tucking to finish it off.


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #71 on: 04 January 2020, 16:49 »
Still got it  :cool:

Tucked away again for the winter.  0 miles last year - probably zero miles in last 2 years to be fair - other than occasional trip on and off the drive to keep the old girl moving.

Started it up the other day, for the first time in several months.  Fired up, idled fine and got up to temperature well.  I know it was up to temperature as the fans came on and made a bloody squeaky racket!  :D  Minor coolant drip near the coolant temp sensor, quick nip up of the jubilee should have corrected that.  Could have an exhaust leak as sounds a bit boomy  :evil:

Still have plans to get the bumpers painted, and make some minor tweeks to external styling - deep front splitter and poss paint the central grill black.


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #72 on: 11 July 2020, 14:35 »
Covid got in the way.  That's my latest excuse anyway.

Its been parked on the drive since coming out of hibernation in the spring.  Now tucked away under a fancy car cover to keep it nice until funds and time allow to get it back on the road again in 2021. 

It'll be tucked away in the garage again over the winter months, so I've been getting everything together for a major DIY service.

I just bought some nice honeycomb grills for the 3 positions in the lower bumper.  On the way from USA, should have them at some point soon.

I'm also toying with the idea of a plasti-dip DIY respray with one of those HVLP sprayers.  That flat Audi Nardo grey fits the bill, but may prompt a change of wheel colour.  I'm thinking Candy red.... :evil:


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #73 on: 14 February 2021, 17:55 »
It's up on jack-stands waiting some TLC.
I replaced some of the delete resistors, hope that cures the CELs.
Sideskirt is off as adhesive failed, needs cleaning refitting.
Will get fluids changed out and then put it in for an MOT. Insurance renewal is due early April, so I hope then to get it taxed and back on the road again.
I've got an EV lease on the way, but need to keep my inner petrol head and car tinkerer happy :grin:


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #74 on: 20 February 2021, 17:26 »
Engine flush, oil drained and filter change.
While under there I noticed a bit of weeping from around the oil level sensor. Will change that out before refilling the oil  :smiley:

Had it running for around 30 mins without CELs coming back again, hopefully the resistor change fixed that.


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #75 on: 23 February 2021, 19:54 »
Started to flush the coolant;  Drained what I could, rinsed through with water until clear.  Refilled with water, ran it up to temperature, drained and flushed again.  Garage had previously used yellow dye stuff  :sick:  I want it cleared out before I put proper pink G12/G13 coolant in.
Booked in for an MOT next week.  Starting rebuild to get it all ship-shape.  Where did I put those number plates...... ?!?!!?   :laugh:
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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #76 on: 12 March 2021, 16:33 »
MOT passed! First time it's had one in.... I lost count.
Will be so nice to start using it again!


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #77 on: 14 March 2021, 09:22 »
Side skirt repainted and refitted.
It'll get it's first taste of proper freedom tomorrow on the commute.


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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #78 on: 15 March 2021, 13:55 »
Commute 0
Power steering 1
Seems the power steering is almost inoperable at manoeuvring speeds. Will do a bit of fault finding. Has fresh fluid and was bled. Have a feeling I'll be replacing the pump.
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Re: Mr_Orange - mk4 silver 1.8T
« Reply #79 on: 22 March 2021, 19:28 »
EVAP delete is proving tricky. Fault code 16825 keeps coming back, even with a resistor fitted. I'm unsure now if it requires coding out. Will investigate  :nerd:


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