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Brian68
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Brian68 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:59 pm

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Here's a picture, as you may be able to see it's a bit challenged in the bodywork dept. The previous owner had put on new suspension, fuel tank, filler neck,brake lines,fuel lines, tyres, fuel pump.
So far I've stripped, cleaned and rebuilt the carb and replaced the inlet manifold o-ring. Now running about 90% ok. Is the clutch heavy compared to modern cars? So over the next few months I'll go over the car and replace/refurbish as required.
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Brian68
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Brian68 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:07 pm

mark1gls wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:36 pm
Hello Brian68, good to hear another Scirocco is on the road and you are out there enjoying it.
It’s a good idea to get all the mechanical stuff working right then worry about the body work as it’s got a MOT so I guess it’s not rusty holes you have to worry about.

Shout if you need any help along the way.
A few bits of rust too tackle, rear inner valance, passenger front wing. The clear coat is also peeling, so I'll redo till such time as it's ready for a respray.



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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by mark1gls » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:34 pm

Clutch is heavy in these cars as it’s a cable and not hydraulic like most modern cars but you help things by making sure at the gearbox end it’s going straight down onto the lever and check inside the car that it’s not rubbing on the bulkhead.
It might be worth removing the cable completely and pouring down some 3in1 drip oil down the cable till it comes out the end, you will need to hanger the cable up and something on the bottom to catch the oil, this will help keep the cable moving freely then make sure the cable is routed correctly around the engine bay with as little curves as possible.
It might be worth posting up a picture to check it’s routed as standard.
Bulkhead repair plate is a must if ones not fitted as it’s only a matter of time before the cable pulls though.

If it’s no better and it’s really heavy pedal it could be time for a new clutch and only go for Sachs or Luk clutch kits as they are good quality.


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Draigh
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Draigh » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:01 am

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Hey all. I'm Guido and I've had my Mk3 for a few years now. Have owned a Golf Mk3 and Polo Mk5 before but so far, the Rocco can't be beat :-D
Registered a bit back but looking forward to read and (when this covid thing finally ends) perhaps meet you all.
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MRMENDER
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by MRMENDER » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:18 am

Welcome Draigh
Nice looking car



Yandards
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Yandards » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:39 pm

Hello, in the middle of sticking a jade green scala back on the road after parking it up for 4 years. Owner exactly the same colour scala from 2003 until 2006. Just waiting on various Heritage back orders so I can change all the suspension bits for new stuff alongside the usual oil, filters, cambelt etc. Various pile of jobs to tackle to get it how I want it (completely back to standard) and already replaced the blown MFA/clock screen and repaired a section of the clock wiring.
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Village Idiots
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Village Idiots » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:07 am

Welcome back!
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