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1999 Cabriolet Cleanup!
#31
I assume it passed n is now back on the road? Good news if it is.  Interested to see how things work/worked out with the rear window.

How many miles did you clock up whilst the dials were 'wonky'? The mileage is recorded in the security module n as far as I know can't be changed. Not sure I would worry that much as it's still showing v low mileage anyway!
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#32
It's booked in for retest, need a dry day so I can replace the wishbone bushes!

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#33
I would leave it as it is. Just be honest about the milage of the car and the mileometer when selling the car. There are so many 15+ year old cars with new engines or dashboards...
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#34
Got a bit done today, till I ran out of daylight! Replaced the passenger wishbone and bushes, and discovered that the passenger side CV boot wasn't split, but the clip on the gearbox end of the shaft was missing, so repacked it with grease and replaced it. Will check again in a few days. Before darkness came I had started stripping away the airbox so I could refill the gear oil, through the top there looks to be a sensor? Looks like a 21mm spanner could open it, can I fill the oil through here?

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#35
And it's tested for another year! Not without it's trials (typically), the wishbones I ordered were the riveted kind, so held onto the old ones so I can rebuild when (if) I get a weekend I'm at nothing else. Driver's side fitted- not a problem. Passenger side fitted- driveshaft wouldn't go back in properly, and when it did the passenger wheel was toed in at least half a turn of the steering wheel while the driver's side wheel remained straight ahead. Enlisted the help of a mechanic/teammate on my football team, who deduced that the replacement passenger side wishbone was 2cm shorted than the original. As the two wishbones I bought were identical in size and length I assume the passenger side had a replacement hub/suspension components at some stage (there are signs of old repairs on that side, slightly bad paint job on the pass wing, frosted foglight on one side, clear on the other, different coloured top door hinge on pass door, one headlight takes H4, other H7) so I shouldn't be entirely surprised. Still, something to chalk up to experience and remember for next time![Image: df224f17003784a01e38e6e2e3598b03.jpg]

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#36
Had a bit of an issue arising the past few weeks, so with the first dry bright Sunday evening I had the chance to investigate. On start up the car will review to about 2000rpm, idle there for about ten seconds, then settles back down, but is idling very very rough. Also when pulling off or accelerating out of corners or off roundabouts it hesitates a lot under acceleration. I had a fuel filter I bought but never fitted so did that in about 5 mins. Didn't really think it would fix the issue, and alas it didn't.

Things I'm going to check after checking the forum-

MAP
ICV
Spark Plugs

Any other suggestions?

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#37
I'd check for a vacuum leak first.  After that ICV and MAP are candidates.  The info on here for testing sensors (power supply to them & sensor itself) is also applicable to your car.  http://www.306gti6.com/forum/showthread.php?id=80340.   Even if you test the voltage on the wiring though that isn't a guarantee the wire can carry a load & allow the ECU to have control / receive signals.  It may be cheaper in the long run to get a diagnosis from good garage.

If you decide to sort it yourself & go down the road of replacing the MAP and/or ICV, whatever you do don't go for the really cheap one off eBay.  They probably won't work properly & might send you down a diagnostic blind alley.  Your cab is a Phase 2 isn't it?  If so …

MAP - Pug number 1920.9H, Bosch 0 261 230 012
ICV - Pug number 1920.X9, Magneti Marelli 820003385010, VDO C95197
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#38
Thanks a million! Haven't looked at it again since but it's something I want to do this week, it sort of stopped doing it so hard to try process of elimination!

So today being another gorgeous if windy day I decided to make a stab at replacing the rear window.

Window off: about 90 seconds
Cleaning the adhesive tape residue off the roof: about three hours!
Zipping in new window and pressing on new tape: about 30 mins

Came out pretty well, and a damn sight better than the old one!                        

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#39
Good job. Window looks great!
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#40
Got a bit done over the last week:
Finally found some decent stuff to take the mildew/mould off the roof, have spent plenty on products online that I was assured would deal with it, only for it to just full down, then come back after a few weeks. It was something i took a chance on that I saw in a discount store, and cost €1.50! Happy days!

Did it a few weeks ago (well half of it, to see if it was going to come back) and still all good! Going to do it fully over the weekend, then use the waterproofer on it to hopefully keep it from coming back! [Image: 2f6c62c986ae9be4aba6333252a0544a.jpg][Image: f8db5cc9ca31e2202ffd31d558a5a09b.jpg][Image: bece754a76437996d1dfd4d426eef3bc.jpg]

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I also pulled the finger out and swapped/tested tht parts Mighty306 sent me (Thanks James!) Changed the ICV- no change with the idling/hesitating.
Changed the TPS- instant improvement, no hesitating, much more responsive when lifting off and back on, idle much better, but an absolute bitch to get to!

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One addition to the fleet also, and one I'm working on!

Found a house about 5 miles away from me with a 2000 1.8 cabriolet, also China Blue, looking a bit sorry for itself sitting outside. Nobody home so left my name and number enquiring about it. Didn't hear anything for a few weeks. As luck would have it I had a phone repair fault 3 doors down, so chanced my arm and knocked on the door again, getting an answer. Wasn't told no straight out, just that her husband would give me a shout! Was her father's, wouldn't start one day and her husband (a mechanic) brought it to the house to have a look at it, and there it sat since!

A friend bought a 2000 China Blue 106, 1.1 zest with 137000 on the clock, and running like a watch. The day after he bought it he decided he didn't need it so asked if I wanted it. Rang my insurance company, who wouldn't insure it on a normal policy (too old), and wouldn't add it to the cabriolet's classic policy (not old enough ). Told him no, that I had no need/want for it.

Fast forward a few weeks, and in conversation I asked him if he still had it. He said he was selling it to a neighbour, who wanted to essentially trash it around the field for the summer and then dump it! Having done this with a fair few old cars when I was that age that's not what troubled me, what troubled me was the fact that it was in such good condition! If it was a ball of shite I wouldn't have given it a second thought.

So today, €150 later, it's parked beside the 306!
Plan is to give it a good wash and clean, and stick a cover on it till January, when it turns 20, then can be stuck onto the insurance and tested!

Though as I'm finding it hard to find time to drive the cabriolet, adding another car to the mix wont make it any easier

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Forgot to add pics, here's the 106![Image: 1637dc06fd6c8e5a3b38bd437186864e.jpg][Image: 34cd055bdaf773505e7d03d164e6c164.jpg]

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#42
Good job with the roof ...it's come up surprisingly well. Really good to hear you sorted the running problems too. The tracks on the TPS tend to break down v close to the closed throttle position (where they sit most of the time). You're right that the TPS is a.pig to get to with the throttle body still on the manifold. I find it easier these days to pull the throttle body off.

The 106 looks to be in great condition. Like me n a few others on here it seems you just can't resist a new project. I'm thinking that the ideal number of projects = n+1 where n is the number of projects you already have! If only there were 30 hours in a day!!!
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#43
So managed to move the 106 on last week, got 300 for it, which is approximately what the lad wants for the spares cabriolet! All I did was wash it and advertise it, so easy money back into the other car. The guys in holidays this week so will hopefully get the spares cabriolet back to mine next week. Aiming for for the August bank holiday weekend for getting the parts I want onto mine, there's a French car show locally then so it's a deadline if nothing else!

Will hopefully get it done, on leave until the 29th of July on account of the arrival of this little chap![Image: 749fc968bf213ffc1b01e6ccb2b64fdf.jpg]

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#44
Many congratulations Oli. It'll be understandable if the car takes a back seat for a while. You're going to be kept very busy! Smile
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