Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
For Sale

Volkswagen Golf 1.6CL - offers - clutch fried, would it roffle for £1.25?

For Sale

  • Please log in to reply
98 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

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.

IMG_20171011_152503.jpg

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

IMG_20171012_121646.jpg
IMG_20171012_121451.jpg

Erm.... nope
IMG_20171012_121723.jpg


  • garethj, Coprolalia and Mr Laurence like this

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#2 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:42 AM

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

 

IMG_20171012_123951.jpg

 

 


  • Heidel_Kakao, HillmanImp, loserone and 4 others like this

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#3 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

purplebargeken

    Someone who is developing reduced levels of patience!

  • Full Members
  • 12,906 posts
  • 44 thanks
  • LocationSatan's Shitty Toilet
  • Country : Country Flag

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!


  • pandamonium likes this

Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite
Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


#4 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

purplebargeken

    Someone who is developing reduced levels of patience!

  • Full Members
  • 12,906 posts
  • 44 thanks
  • LocationSatan's Shitty Toilet
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Golf look huuuge against the Rovah.


Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite
Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


#5 OFFLINE   3VOM

3VOM

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 908 posts
  • 19 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

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.....


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


#6 OFFLINE   3VOM

3VOM

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 908 posts
  • 19 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

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.


  • purplebargeken likes this

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


#7 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:30 PM

I 'fixed' the airbag light...

 

IMG_20171012_132641.jpg

 

 

 

 


  • dave j, sporty-shite, Dick Longbridge and 9 others like this

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#8 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

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).

 

IMG_20171012_125536.jpg

 

IMG_20171012_132623.jpg

 

IMG_20171012_132629.jpg

 

 


2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#9 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

eddyramrod

    The Crimson Avenger

  • Full Members
  • 13,030 posts
  • 39 thanks
  • LocationIn These Shoes?
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:39 PM

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


  • purplebargeken likes this

GLWTS everyone!

 

The Blob: 2007 Chevrolet Tacuma (wheelchair bus)

Huggy Bear: 1973 Cadillac Coupe de Ville - FOR SALE

Tripod: 2014 three-wheeled walker.  Temporary I hope!

 

 

Mr ramrod is the nicest person in the world  (Chompy_snake, 2015)

Eddy is the finest fellow you will ever meet,  FACT (Djimbob, 2017)


#10 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

purplebargeken

    Someone who is developing reduced levels of patience!

  • Full Members
  • 12,906 posts
  • 44 thanks
  • LocationSatan's Shitty Toilet
  • Country : Country Flag

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?


Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite
Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


#11 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

purplebargeken

    Someone who is developing reduced levels of patience!

  • Full Members
  • 12,906 posts
  • 44 thanks
  • LocationSatan's Shitty Toilet
  • Country : Country Flag

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 :)


Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite
Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


#12 OFFLINE   DaveDorson

DaveDorson

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 835 posts
  • 9 thanks

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,



#13 OFFLINE   Kiltox

Kiltox

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 7,874 posts
  • 63 thanks

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)

 


  • purplebargeken likes this

1997 R Nissan Primera GT

2002 02 Porsche Boxster S

2016 65 Citroen Relay 2.2 L2H1

2017 17 Dacia Duster 1.6 Access


#14 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

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.


  • purplebargeken likes this

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#15 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

Lacquer Peel

    Rank: Talbot Matra Rancho

  • Full Members
  • 10,140 posts
  • 32 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:10 PM

It was quite easy to fix* my Inca's airbag light
01bdc04f2b608d1d321a10dadfd22ab0.jpgf92a879f670d0365813247ecdbae246d.jpg
  • Richard, pandamonium, HillmanImp and 5 others like this

#16 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:18 PM

Scrubs up well ...

 

IMG_20171012_172957.jpg IMG_20171012_172944.jpg IMG_20171012_173007.jpg


  • M'coli, DeeJay, Lacquer Peel and 3 others like this

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#17 OFFLINE   Pillock

Pillock

    It's true.

  • Staff
  • 17,826 posts
  • 93 thanks
  • LocationMassive Wang.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:26 PM

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

#18 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

Mr_Bo11ox

    Rank: Matra Rancho towing a Tagora

  • Full Members
  • 24,071 posts
  • 42 thanks
  • LocationUttoxeter/Derby
  • Country : Country Flag

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.
  • Heidel_Kakao, mk2_craig, HillmanImp and 9 others like this

'A POUND-SHOP JAY LENO' 

 

CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

"THE 2.3 POWERTRAIN IS A SILENT IS AS A FISH, AND IT PULLS LIKE A GREAT"
"Full luxury cream leather with walnut fascists"

"Car shows are full of mentals talking tosh"

"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


#19 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

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...

:) 


  • Pillock, cobblers, sporty-shite and 5 others like this

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#20 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

purplebargeken

    Someone who is developing reduced levels of patience!

  • Full Members
  • 12,906 posts
  • 44 thanks
  • LocationSatan's Shitty Toilet
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:47 PM

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


  • pandamonium likes this

Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite
Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


#21 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

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.
  • Lacquer Peel likes this

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#22 OFFLINE   SiC

SiC

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 9,164 posts
  • 90 thanks
  • LocationBristol
  • Country : Country Flag

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.
  • purplebargeken likes this
Oldies: 1972 Austin 1100 2dr - Project Rust bucket, 1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
Moderns: 2008 Audi TT - Utterly boring but very compentent, 2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying.

#23 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

purplebargeken

    Someone who is developing reduced levels of patience!

  • Full Members
  • 12,906 posts
  • 44 thanks
  • LocationSatan's Shitty Toilet
  • Country : Country Flag

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.


Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite
Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


#24 OFFLINE   The Reverend Bluejeans

The Reverend Bluejeans

    He's a right bastard.

  • Full Members
  • 8,464 posts
  • 43 thanks
  • LocationSheffield On Thames.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:00 AM

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


MASTER RACE MOTORS.

 

1989 F  730i. Prestigious.

1994 M 318Ti - Track whore

2005 05 320d Touring shitbox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money talks, but it don't sing and dance and it don't walk. And long as I can have you here with me, I'd much rather be, the Reverend Bluejeans, babe

 

 


#25 OFFLINE   lisbon_road

lisbon_road

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,434 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationSouthampton
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:39 AM

Better emissions than a new Nissan Qashqai that one.



#26 OFFLINE   3VOM

3VOM

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 908 posts
  • 19 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

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.


  • purplebargeken and oldcars like this

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


Thanked by 1 Member:
purplebargeken

#27 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

Quick photo in a grubby underground car park...

IMG_20171018_131716.jpg
  • Craig the Princess and purplebargeken like this

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#28 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

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?

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+


#29 OFFLINE   barefoot

barefoot

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,510 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • Locationthe East Mid - Lands

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.


94110.png94111.png94112.png439963.png717308.png


#30 OFFLINE   pandamonium

pandamonium

    Piss off, Ghost.

  • Full Members
  • 2,899 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationSouth East Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

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!

I don't wear a bra, and neither will my car.

2001 Suzuki Wagon R+






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: For Sale

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users