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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by mark1gls » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:41 pm

Great find. :good:

One thing I would do is change the oil and filter, even though it looks clean it has been in the car for the 3 years its been standing.

Good luck with the MOT.


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:41 pm

I had a spare half hour this morning so thought i would replace the rear washer hose and just have a general look around the car.

Shiney new washer pipe all connected and workking.
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The two parts of the parcel shelf are there but they have seen better days..
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Had a look under the boot carpet to find what looked like an unused spare alloy complete with tool kit.
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Looking at the state of the carpet it's clear to see that the previous owner's took thier dog everywhere with them in the car. Hopefully the bone under the passenger seat belonged to him..
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So off to the MOT..
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Heres just a few radom pictures of the car while on the ramp.
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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:52 pm

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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:03 am

Im happy to say that it passed with no advisory. :hugegrin:

The examiner said that he couldn't remember MOT'ing a Scirocco before and was suitably impressed with the overall condition of the car, which was nice!

After the MOT i treated it to £10 worth of new fuel and took it for a blast in the rain around the by-pass and it didn't miss a beat.

Over the weekend im hoping, weather permitting, to gut and clean the inside and get rid off the smell of fags and dogs.



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by Junglist » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:46 am

That's amazing, mate. Well done. You've got the bargain of the century these. Out of interest, how did your emissions come out? My MOT guy said mine would have passed the catalytic converter rated emissions test! I was well chuffed. A greener car than a cat one! If only i got the road tax benefits to go with it.


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by 81GTi » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:29 am

Very nice indeed, If I was you I would be spending a few quid on sorting the area around the rear axle mounts as you will be lucky if they see the year out.



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:08 am

81GTi wrote:Very nice indeed, If I was you I would be spending a few quid on sorting the area around the rear axle mounts as you will be lucky if they see the year out.
I hear what your saying. The old examiner boy did give them a right old poke and he seemed happy with them.

Maybe a splash of underseal or somthing would'nt go a miss, i think the pic's make it look worse than it is.



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by The Autoad » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:23 pm

lovely car, and congrats on the MOT pass.
breezespeed wrote:
81GTi wrote:Very nice indeed, If I was you I would be spending a few quid on sorting the area around the rear axle mounts as you will be lucky if they see the year out.
I hear what your saying. The old examiner boy did give them a right old poke and he seemed happy with them.

Maybe a splash of underseal or somthing would'nt go a miss, i think the pic's make it look worse than it is.
DONT paint underseal over rust, the rust will spread unseen under the sealant, especially if you use something like Hammerite that is thick and 'creeps' over any cracks in its surface that would be caused by rust beneath. Best thing to do is to drop the rear axle and attack the rust with a wire brush. If it stubborn surface rust a wire brush cup on a grinder will shift it. Then treat the metal with your favourite anti-rust coating and re-underseal.

If you don't fancy dropping the beam you may be able to get to the worst of the surface rust with a variety of wire brushes.

Worth doing on your pretty special mk2. Blue interior models are few and far between!


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by dubs » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:28 pm

awesome find, 1st time pass thats mental after sitting so long 8-)


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Blue interior models are few and far between!
The doors cards look shot and the dash is all cracked from sitting in the sun (!) for so long, so if you know of any good condition ones i may be intrested.

Going to gut it on Saturday and give it a good clean.



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:43 pm

Out of interest, how did your emissions come out?
CO 4.41 % Volume - Max Limit 4.50

HC 261 ppm - Max limit 1200

Not sure what that all means but i hope it's of some help.



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by Junglist » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:18 am

Yous hydrocarbons are about the same as mine, your CO is about double what mine was. Interesting to know. Mine's a carb 1.8


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:30 am

May the CO be high due to the lack of recent use and is it possible this may drop the more the car is used?

It's also an injection engine so that may make a difference?



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by Reverend Frog » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:17 pm

GTIs popping up everywhere at the minute. What sort of state is the bottom of the driver's door in? Is it just surface rust?


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by brass007 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:08 pm

breezespeed wrote:
Blue interior models are few and far between!
The doors cards look shot and the dash is all cracked from sitting in the sun (!) for so long, so if you know of any good condition ones i may be intrested.

Going to gut it on Saturday and give it a good clean.
As Mark.H stated I have two blue dash in my Garage, will see which is best and get you some picks,
PM Mark,H also as he has part of my old front blue door cards and carpet knocking around and I have the rear two cards back seat area.

Any funds make by Mark.H and me will help us gt our MK.1 back on the road.
Where are you based?
Pony express calling guys........

Overall a great find and another saved! :beers: :beers: :beers:


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