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  1. @HMC, that's this one isn't it? Posted it two weeks ago in the eBay thread.
  2. Mentioned in my Scirocco thread I'm starting to trust it. Driving to work this morning, the alternator light starts flashing intermittently. Bloody thing. Bet it's the bastard rebuilt 45w piece-of-shit alternator again. It does not want to be fixed. Typical VAG.
  3. Update on continued works. I spent some wasted time wiring in a new ISO connector for the power feed. Tried this with a known working head unit from @Dick Van Diesel, with no joy. Had 12v at the head unit side of connector. After asking on here and a bit of digging the problem turned out to be lack of switched live. Apparently these Sciroccos (and same era Golfs) did not come with switched live to the stereo from factory. The old head unit ran off the permanent live. All newer head units need a switched live. I'll run one off the heater-blower control, or a spare fuse on the fusebox. No bad thing as I was a planning to install boost/ oil pressure/ temp gauges anyway which will need a switched live feed. In the meantime I've been driving it a lot, and think I now trust it. Some of the valvetrain clatter has stopped, along with the smoking at idle, so suspect there was a sticky valve which has opened up. It pulls better, and still does silly mpg. Currently on 350 miles for half a 50l tank of derv. Had to go to Swansea for a COVID antibody test (negative, boo). Came back the fun way, over Rhigos mountain, then down through Treherbert and Tonypandy. Which were all decked with bunting for some reason. She got a bit warm on the climb, but fan kicked in ok, and had a little rest at the top. Finally a disgruntled patient has been leaving nails strewn across our clinic car park. One took out the Octavia OSR. It's been doing a sterling impression of a van through home renovations, so deserved some love. Got a new pair of boots fitted at my favourite backstreet garage, and there's a chinese eBay secondary air pump on order.
  4. @phil_lihp, I have a £30 Chinese pattern secondary air pump arriving next week. Will let you know if it's any good. I heard replacing the rivets was a bit of an arse as it can all warp and expand. Apparently the resistor mod works, but you have to map out the EML as otherwise it throws the P0441 (or summat) code for secondary air flow out of range.
  5. Thanks @Dabooka and @lesapandre. The old head unit only required switched live and earth, which is what was left and corresponded to the wiring diagram I was able to find. There's no feed for a constant live to be seen, so will find the appropriate wire somewhere in the dash. It's been hacked about before so always possible that there the earth and live are cross-wired somewhere. There is a yellow/white wire, but from what I can tell it's some sort of power aerial feed.
  6. Right shiters, advice please. I'm trying to fit a new stereo. ISO has now been rewired so theoretically should have all speakers. I've tried three different head units but none of them will turn on. I have 12v at the head unit side of the ISO connector. Any suggestions?
  7. CE (Central Electric) 1, look like this: Single plug, plus a few separate connectors. They changed mid-run in the Scirocco, in the late 80s/ early 90s, to CE2, which had dual plug. A lot of sciroccos are a mishmash due to the long production run. Best way to check besides the dash is the fuseboard. https://www.clubgti.com/forums/index.php?threads/fusebox-faq.219775/
  8. £500 BIN https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1986-Renault-5-GTL-1-4-Litre-Petrol-96-000-Miles/124268441755?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-Mitsubishi-Lancer-GLXi/174357002980?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  10. The ad for this crispy fiesta is almost worth looking at for the background shite. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-ghia-1-4/224088165021?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  11. Cheap and shonky Sov https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-XJ6-Series-3-Sovereign/274435604238?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  12. Soft-top K11 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-nissan-micra-convertible-vintage-low-miles/254660218251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  13. One for the 'didn't know this existed' thread. Leiger electric car. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leiger-electric-car/154014398133?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  14. May be in a white room dealer, but it's rather lovely https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-VOLVO-244-DL-1982-BARN-FIND-TURN-KEY-START-RESTORATION-PROJECT-WOW/392881009033?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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