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Volkswagen Golf 1.6CL. Let's see how long I keep this one...


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#1 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:39 AM

As you all probably know, I've acquired the ex-purplebargeken Golf as a trade for my Rover.

 

A crazy decision many say, but it works for me.

 

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First job was to correct the wonky steering wheel and hopefully cure the airbag light.

 

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Erm.... nope

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:42 AM

During a jet wash, the car helpfully managed to 'delete' its rear wiper... Oh well. Weight saving...

 

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#3 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:05 PM

Oh no and oh no.

 

Code reader should clear that if fettling failed but at least the damn steering wheel is straight!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Golf look huuuge against the Rovah.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:11 PM

What did you do with the airbag connector? The other end connects in under the steering column housing, so if you are hoping for a loose connection, did you check there?

I might have a back wiper, I'll have a look if you want.

Nothing wrong with Mk3 Golfs.....


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:12 PM

Oh no and oh no.

 

Code reader should clear that if fettling failed but at least the damn steering wheel is straight!

VAGCOM or VDCS or whatever it's called these days. Don't know if "ordinary" code readers will do it.


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What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:30 PM

I 'fixed' the airbag light...

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:36 PM

I've fixed the central locking, interior light and the cigarette lighter. Just one fuse.

 

However, the battery is weak, so perhaps I'd have been better off leaving it. I'll grab a new battery when I've got some cash.

 

Went out for a little drive and I'm pleased with it, getting used to the heavy VAG feel (ooh matron).

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:39 PM

I do like to read a review by a satisfied customer!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:39 PM

The battery does get a bit 'lazy' sometimes but it is much happier with regular use. 

 

Excellent airbag light fix ;)

 

I'm going to put the DAB stereo in the Rovah, did you want me to post the one you had in there to you?



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

Ah, great news on the C/L. It was all a bit of a coincidence as I said. Brill :)



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:42 PM

VAGCOM or VDCS or whatever it's called these days. Don't know if "ordinary" code readers will do it.

 

The cheap orange ones off ebay and amazon will do engine, gearbox and airbag scans and resets,



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

Do like a MK3 golf - not sure why they're so hated (apart from the rot, oh the rot)

 


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:51 PM

The battery does get a bit 'lazy' sometimes but it is much happier with regular use. 

 

Excellent airbag light fix ;)

 

I'm going to put the DAB stereo in the Rovah, did you want me to post the one you had in there to you?

 

Yeah, that would be awesome.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:10 PM

It was quite easy to fix* my Inca's airbag light
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:18 PM

Scrubs up well ...

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:26 PM

I think I've got a Mk3 Golf airbag somewhere....

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:51 PM

Tidy. I'm going to suggest leaving the springs alone, just in case you need to travel any distance or attempt to sell the car in future.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:01 PM

Tidy. I'm going to suggest leaving the springs alone, just in case you need to travel any distance or attempt to sell the car in future.

 

Yes, that would be wise. Thanks for keeping the 'I told you so' subtle...

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:47 PM

Now it is clean,please keep it away from tree loads of shitting bastard pigeons.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:24 AM

Update: Still OK, still works.
I am starting to compile a list of things to do...

New wiper blades - done
Fix central locking - done
Fix interior light - done
New rear wiper arm
Cure lazy starting issue in mornings - new battery fitted, no different. Must be a power drain...
Cover bonnet lacquer peel with something
Deep clean interior
Finding out why Radio loses stations.
Cure squeaking brakes.
First gear crunches.
Touch up bumper scrapes.

I'm sure there will be more to add.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:31 AM

Lazy starting could be bad earths or a worn starter too.

First gear crunching - does this box have syncros on first? Not all gearboxes do.

Radio, try swapping the live and ignition wires. Also check that the live wire is not damaged/broken.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

The lazy starter has been  there from the day I got it. The starting sounded worse than it was, it never failed to start at all and the starter seemed to spin over better with increased use of the car. The wiring check re: earths could well be a good start and wouldn't hurt anyway. Squeaky brakes could well respond to a good clean of the calipers and so on, due to circumstances the Golf would spend fair amounts of time parked up, am sure a good tidy up would reap benefits.

 

Gear issue. Maybe a change of gear box oil would be a good place to start, not sure when it was done but wasn't done on my watch. It was on the hopeful list however.

 

Radio. Umm, not sure. I think I used a proper connector set up but the radio is not much cop and was one I had lurking in the garage. I will be taking the DAB one out of the Volvo to fit to the Rover, so I will post the Rover one back to you early next week hopefully.

 

I think the only bit of the interior that I didn't tackle was vacuuming the carpet and finishing off the boot area carpet properly, especially the rear 1/4 panel trim and the rear seat belts. They will need a good deep clean. The dash and front seats should be in pretty good order cleanwise. 

 

Bonnet maybe repainting the bonnet wouldn't be that pricey, a replacement is not expensive either. Shame about the lacquer as the bonnet is in virtually mint condition otherwise.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:00 AM

£100 bonnet repaint, fart about with the rest, £995 on Ebay.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:57 AM


Cover bonnet lacquer peel with something

 

See other posts on here on the subject. Very difficult to do without complete respray IMHO. I also think that is worst red ever Flash Red, LP3G. (Nerd)


Finding out why Radio loses stations.

 

VW of this era have the switch live and permanent live the wrong way round to the standards. Don't worry if it looks like you need to connect reds - yellows and not red - red ; yellow - yellow. Preferably check with multimeter.

 

Cure squeaking brakes.

 

Pad wear or cleaning up and lubricating. Backs can fill up with dust and need new split pin, correct resetting of hub nut etc. so are a bigger pain than the fronts.

 

First gear crunches.

 

Should have synchro on all gears IIRC. Check clutch cable. IIRC is meant to be self adjusting but things go wrong at the ends and the cable stretches.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

Quick photo in a grubby underground car park...

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:40 PM

Added to the list, find out why the engine sounds a bit like a diesel when first started.

Maybe an oil change may help?
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 08:22 AM

Cover bonnet lacquer peel with something

 

 

 

A cool* looking bonnet bra will get you down with the scene without having to cut the springs.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:20 AM

A cool* looking bonnet bra will get you down with the scene without having to cut the springs.


Noooooo!

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