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  • dirtbikedave's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    dirtbikedave replied to a thread Polishing in Miscellaneous
    Speak to a few other polishers and try and get a happy medium.
    1 replies | 20 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 AM
    I had heard about the fragile sumps. Good to know there is a replacement available! I was planning to fit a guard as well. How bad is the front...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • sam.'s Avatar
    Today, 12:13 AM
    sam. replied to a thread Gt2052 on 1.9 tdi? in Engine
    Funnily enough I’ve already had a manifold made for it from a previous vehicle, I have been looking out for one by nothings popped up local...
    2 replies | 39 view(s)
  • ScotClayShooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    Im going to vote tdi... Because the sdi gearbox and shafts are made from chocolate.... I would suggest also fitting the steel bottom sump from the...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • Petr0lHed's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    Petr0lHed started a thread Polishing in Miscellaneous
    Can anyone tell me a sort of going rate for polishing parts? Im wanting my intake manifold doing and some other bits and the first quote ive had is...
    1 replies | 20 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    This is a bit of a Marmite thing, but this is my current car: www.facebook.com/2wdOffRoader Would you guys say the SDI or the TDI would stand...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • ScotClayShooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    In the City or Motorway the sdi is ok, Yep i said its ok on the motorway they will sit at nearly 80 anywhere theres not too steep a hill...... I...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    Al replied to a thread Mk2 van wanted (Essex/Herts) in Wanted
    If you driving is in town all day then the SDI's are fine, but if you often drive A roads or motorways then get a TDI This one doesnt look to bad,...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Now you say. Now I've arranged to view a TDI... Lol
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    Al replied to a thread Gt2052 on 1.9 tdi? in Engine
    Its doable, but you will need a different manifold and a redo of all the pipework & downpipe. You would be better off with an ARL turbo, that will...
    2 replies | 39 view(s)
  • sam.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    sam. started a thread Gt2052 on 1.9 tdi? in Engine
    Got a t5 1.9 which has 150 injectors fitted and it’s been mapped soon, popped into the local scrappy earlier and found a v6 tdi Passat with gt2052v...
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  • rolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    Thinking of parting out my fun pickup Engine came from a GTi polo and completely rebuilt 10k miles ago. Fitted with non dephaser head, new oil,...
    0 replies | 23 view(s)
  • dirtbikedave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    Not necessarily prone to failing BUT a turdo is one more thing to go wrong. If you aren’t bothered about the lack of grunt from an SDI then I know...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • stayinlow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:30 PM
    I just bought this locally, but the guy I bought it from did not know much about it. I found an old ad with it for sale on gumtree in Bournemouth...
    0 replies | 33 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    What I need is a hard as nails workhorse, load lugging and towing, I don't need speed at all. My wife had a Polo 6n, 1.9 SDI, typical 5th gear...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    The problem is I get mixed reviews on the SDI, some saying they are great, some saying they are pants. Oddly the same thing with the Astra...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • Whoosh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Whoosh started a thread Central locking in Electrical
    Hope someone can help . The rear doors (barn doors ) won’t operate with central locking . The side door and front doors work . And the convenience...
    0 replies | 22 view(s)
  • ScotClayShooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    how wrong you are..... book figure of 20 seconds to 60. I had 2 sdi vans over 8 years. I lost the will to live on many occasions ,Im fairly...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    My car for the past 4 years has been a 1993 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 petrol.... Lol I should think a 1.9 SDI has got more grunt than that!
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • tontoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    tontoe replied to a thread Mk2 van wanted (Essex/Herts) in Wanted
    I wouldn't worry too much the youngest of them is 15 years old so 165,000 is only 10,000 a year on average
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • dirtbikedave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    SDI. Nearly enough power to pull the skin off a rice pudding.
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    The £500 does look like a shitter. The TDI looks tidy, but main worry is 165k with no service history. I'm not looking forward to vehicle...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • tontoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:25 PM
    tontoe replied to a thread Mk2 van wanted (Essex/Herts) in Wanted
    There are a lot of shitters out there but still some nice ones to be had
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    I've enquired about 2 vans this afternoon. One is an SDI, 200k miles, bubbling arches, but welding done underneath. £500 Other is a TDI, 165k,...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Most of the ones I see for sale are SDIs anyway, so wasn't expecting to find a TDI. If I did, if the mileage was close to 100,000, and it wasn't...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • tontoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:42 PM
    tontoe replied to a thread Mk2 van wanted (Essex/Herts) in Wanted
    Personally I wouldn't worry to much about the mileage providing it has history. Worry more about rot .A tdi with under 100.000 for around a grand is...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
  • Ruby Doom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:21 PM
    Ruby Doom replied to a thread Skinnier Tyres in Wheels & Tyres
    Thanks, that's reassuring to know.
    10 replies | 159 view(s)
  • Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    Al replied to a thread Skinnier Tyres in Wheels & Tyres
    Thats is the factory size on Caddys over here in Europe
    10 replies | 159 view(s)
  • Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    Why dont you just buy a universal floor mount kit from someone like compbrake? By time you mess around with design, cost of parts and steel, it would...
    1 replies | 41 view(s)
  • edessex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    Got to give a rough guideline, or I'll get over-run with lowered 'projects' that don't run for £2500+ Basically I've said I'm after a Caddy for...
    21 replies | 126 view(s)
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