Doing it properly this time

Scirocco Register members projects

Moderator: Scirocco Register

Forum rules
Section for all vehicle and related projects. Please keep responses pertinent to thread.
User avatar
unknownmale
Posts: 834
Joined: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:34 pm
fill in the right answer: 15
Location: London

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby unknownmale » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:46 pm

I added a boot popper a few years ago, I ran the switch through the handbrake light switch just for safety.


- David

moser
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 10:36 am
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Fareham, Hampshire

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby moser » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:32 pm

Got it cheers guys! Currently ive got the feed for the switch coming from an ignition feed from the fuse board. If i change that to running from the back of the hadbrake light then the switch will only work when the handbrake light is on, and will still activate the relay to open the boot when the switch is pressed.


91 Scirocco Scala - Too low for MOT ramps apparently
03 Seat Cordoba PD130 - Daily
52 Golf 1.6 - Mrs' shopping trolley

User avatar
Jack92
Posts: 576
Joined: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:16 am
fill in the right answer: 15
Location: Dartford, UK

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby Jack92 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:31 am

Ah handbrake light is a good idea I didn’t tnink of that one :-)


Jack
South East

www.motorsportdiscounts.co.uk
Seat Leon 1.8T 20V - Track Car
VW Scirocco Scala 1.8 Inj - Toy
Ford Transit 2.0 - Work Horse


Jack
South East

http://www.motorsportdiscounts.co.uk
Seat Leon 1.8T 20V - Track Car
VW Scirocco Scala 1.8 Inj - Toy
Ford Transit 2.0 - Work Horse

BlackGTX
Posts: 433
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:53 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby BlackGTX » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:01 am

Something i want to add to mine is a led in the cabin that comes off the reverse switch

I find that with the right pressure its possible to get reverse without feeling the depression you normally need in other vws



moser
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 10:36 am
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Fareham, Hampshire

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby moser » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:56 am

Took for MOT today and they couldn’t test it. Apparently they got it on the ramp but the jack couldn’t get under it because it was too low. Frustrating but how many scene points is that?!


91 Scirocco Scala - Too low for MOT ramps apparently
03 Seat Cordoba PD130 - Daily
52 Golf 1.6 - Mrs' shopping trolley

User avatar
Jack92
Posts: 576
Joined: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:16 am
fill in the right answer: 15
Location: Dartford, UK

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby Jack92 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:58 am

Seriously?! Why didn’t they just drive it onto wood lol


Jack
South East

www.motorsportdiscounts.co.uk
Seat Leon 1.8T 20V - Track Car
VW Scirocco Scala 1.8 Inj - Toy
Ford Transit 2.0 - Work Horse


Jack
South East

http://www.motorsportdiscounts.co.uk
Seat Leon 1.8T 20V - Track Car
VW Scirocco Scala 1.8 Inj - Toy
Ford Transit 2.0 - Work Horse

BlackGTX
Posts: 433
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:53 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby BlackGTX » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:41 pm

moser wrote:how many scene points is that?!


Thats more causing a scene than scene points

Think mot stations have had their fill of hacked about low cars over the last 5 or so years so any low car gets a cold welcome



moser
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 10:36 am
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Fareham, Hampshire

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby moser » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:42 pm

Think you’re probably right. Probably took 1 look at it and decided not to bother!


91 Scirocco Scala - Too low for MOT ramps apparently
03 Seat Cordoba PD130 - Daily
52 Golf 1.6 - Mrs' shopping trolley

moser
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 10:36 am
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Fareham, Hampshire

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby moser » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:46 pm

MOT booked. This time for 7th April at a place which apparently specilises in performance and kit cars. They cant use ride height as an excuse. They might laugh at it not being their usual porche or maseratti though!!


91 Scirocco Scala - Too low for MOT ramps apparently
03 Seat Cordoba PD130 - Daily
52 Golf 1.6 - Mrs' shopping trolley

User avatar
Jack92
Posts: 576
Joined: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:16 am
fill in the right answer: 15
Location: Dartford, UK

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby Jack92 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:12 pm

moser wrote:MOT booked. This time for 7th April at a place which apparently specilises in performance and kit cars. They cant use ride height as an excuse. They might laugh at it not being their usual porche or maseratti though!!


I’m guessing the other place didn’t charge you in the end?


Jack
South East

www.motorsportdiscounts.co.uk
Seat Leon 1.8T 20V - Track Car
VW Scirocco Scala 1.8 Inj - Toy
Ford Transit 2.0 - Work Horse


Jack
South East

http://www.motorsportdiscounts.co.uk
Seat Leon 1.8T 20V - Track Car
VW Scirocco Scala 1.8 Inj - Toy
Ford Transit 2.0 - Work Horse

moser
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 10:36 am
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Fareham, Hampshire

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby moser » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:52 am

Yeah no charge. Which I guess is more evidence for them just not wanting to put their names to it lol


91 Scirocco Scala - Too low for MOT ramps apparently
03 Seat Cordoba PD130 - Daily
52 Golf 1.6 - Mrs' shopping trolley

moser
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 10:36 am
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Fareham, Hampshire

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby moser » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:21 pm

Passed!

Got a bit of a to do list but that’s fine. Just wanted a ticket on it so I could drive it to work to get better access underneath for some of the bigger jobs. Plus all my tools are there!

Image

Windscreen has a crack edge to edge. Not a failure never will be, ugly but not as bad as the rest of it!
Water and oil leaks I know about, have the seals and will do them with a service soon.
Play in the steering rack I wasn’t expecting. I will check it when I do the clutch
Wheel bearing play is fairly standard they are fairly new and I tend to prefer looser than over tight
NSF corrosion was there last time and hasn’t gotten worse. When I have it up in the air I might tidy it up and Shultz it
Brake hoses I have braided ones ready to go on so can do those too.

Just happy they were sensible and not too harsh so I do have to grovel around on the floor to do these!

He mentioned the single wiper should have been a fail because it doesn’t sit right at the bottom. I was going to convert it back to standard anyway so no real buggy there too


91 Scirocco Scala - Too low for MOT ramps apparently
03 Seat Cordoba PD130 - Daily
52 Golf 1.6 - Mrs' shopping trolley

mark1gls
Posts: 2876
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:28 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Somerset

Re: Doing it properly this time

Postby mark1gls » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:04 pm

Good to hear it’s passed the mot.

I’ve had a few rear wheel bearing loose advisory over the years.


Mk1 78 Scirocco GLS 1.6 FR, weekend toy.
Mk1 88 Golf GTi cabriolet 1.8 DX. Daily drive.
Membership No. 323


Return to “Projects and Restoration”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 5 guests