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Discussion in 'Motors' started by Phil W, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Phil W

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    And black is a total mare to keep looking nice!
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    He should have got a 1500 quid one off ebay rite?
     
  3. Stormster

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    Looks nice Phil :) Lets hope the VAG quality is better for you than it was for me :D

    Sounds reasonable all in all, will see 220-230BHP with a remap I bet :) 3" downpipe and sports cat for added spool speed, they do go well!
     
  4. Phil W

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    I've already had it to Skoda for 4 new coilpacks... Under a recall though :)
     
  5. Sanchez

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    Corrida red is the best colour. Looks lovely. Seriously considered one before I bought my car. Hope you enjoy it.
     
  6. pcoltrane

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    Looks very smart (and very clean!)

    If it's been on the long life servicing, consider dropping the sump as a precautionary measure.
     
  7. Matt82

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    i thought that, but its only done 40k ish miles, id be amazed if there was much gunk in there (joys of a low miler?)
     
  8. schumi84

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    If I didn't have my 2 current cars (200sx and Polo) then the VRS is definitely something I would consider as it has the practicality (learned to drive in the 1.6 petrol) and the sportiness in equal measure.

    Top colour too, the only colour that beats that is the Blue, but that may have only been available on the Mk2 (correct me if wrong)
     
  9. Liverpool-Lad

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    Rally Red is ;)

    And nice buy there, I assume you are on briskoda.net? Remap will change the car a lot, well worth doing as you have those other mods to compliment it. Really good VFM cars these. I still like mine a lot.
     
  10. Liverpool-Lad

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    Yep, Mk1 only came in black/red/yellow/silver and the limited edition WRC in white (and a few police ones)
     
  11. Liverpool-Lad

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    Ah, but the oil pickups can cause issues with blockages.
     
  12. Matt82

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    ive seen them block quite badly (on later AUM engines on wards, due to "long life" servicing)
    but thats only been on 100-120k mile ones.

    obviously there would be no harm in pulling the sump, but id be suprised if there was much to find in there (oil hopefully but no burnt crap)
     
  13. Liverpool-Lad

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    There's been a handful fail on the Skoda forums, so best to check really for peace of mind. A new pickup is only about 8 quid but a fair bit of work to swap it.
     
  14. pcoltrane

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    At around 80k miles the baffle was completely clogged (It's been on long life serving since new). We decided to pull the sump on my brothers as a precautionary measure (it's done slightly fewer miles) and it was on it's way to being as bad too.

    It's not a huge job, just maybe something to bear in mind and to consider at the next service.
     
  15. Phil W

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    Yeah I'm on briskoda. Only really a lurker at the moment though :)
     
  16. Firestar_3x

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    My 1.8T was clogged badly at 84k so much so it broke down on the ring and i had to get a german VW garage to swap the pickup out.
     
  17. Phil W

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    Can the pickup pipe be swapped on its own? Searching the net seems to just come up with pump and pipe together.

    Oil was changed just before i got the car but i'm going to do it again just for peace of mind.
     
  18. Matt82

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    yes. remove the sump and the pick up can be removed by itself.

    the pick up doesnt have to be replaced, you clean it out and then refit it
     
  19. Phil W

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    Ah righty. Is the mouting points for it difficult to access or something? One would assume you remove the sump and the pickup pipe will be there staring at you?

    Can't find any guides to remove/replace or clean online...
     
  20. Matt82

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    the sump is a bit of a pain. there are TWO bolts that are hidden behind the flywheel. get those wrong and youve got to remove the flywheel to access them.

    a 5mm ball head allen or a good 10mm 1/4 drive socket always work for me.

    you need liquid gasket to refit the sump also