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Nick Ritchie

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Can anyone lead me in the right direction to a wreck or getting some trim pieces for a 4 door? VW Heritage has everything but shipping is killer.

 

looking for opinions on best suspension options, this thing needs stiffer shocks and suspension asap haha.

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Zebra Onehunga had a very tidy 4 door MkII Golf being wrecked there last time I went in. If it's still there, I can drop in and see if it's there and raid the bits you need etc.

Which parts were you after?

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I called last week with no response haha

Neal mayte that would be grouse! Most important are the front door trims for each side. Pm me to discuss further if you can help

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If you are looking for a spring and shock setup, it's hard to beat the AP Suspensions kits.

If no one can help you with those trims I might be able to. Are you looking for the trims on the outside of the doors? And is it for late or early model or big bumper?

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http://www.apcoilovers.com/ap_coilover_details.php?id=214

 

$660! cant really argue with that. Or you could get the really budget $300 JOM ones from VW heritage. Its a pity you didn't put this up last week as I ordered some brake bits for my mk2 off VW heritage, could of combined shipping to bring the price down.

 

Let me know how your suspension journey goes as I'm planning on some upgrades along the same lines.   

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cheers M M. if neal cannot source them ill let you know. it's the front door exterior trim, for late model small bumper golf. every wreck ive found has either been an early model, 3 door or the trims have already been nabbed.

 

initially for my first golf, i priced up H&R Springs and Bilstein shocks for around $7-800 iirc from Autolign. i really cbf with the cert process involved with coilovers and handling is a high priority. i'd be happy with a  30-40mm drop all round tbh, but so many cheap coilover options available haha

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Sorry Mate, the Golf was no longer there  :(

But if I find another I'll be on the blower to ya Jim. Right away.

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already got a set of them G... puhuhu

 

nah surely can do better than BBS mesh for how much they go for these days. i am trawling yahoo jp for the right set of 4x100s to pop up

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AP also do a normal shock and spring setup for 40/30 and 60/40 which is why I suggested them. It's a shame they are such a pain about coilovers in NZ but what can you do.

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AP also do a normal shock and spring setup for 40/30 and 60/40 which is why I suggested them. It's a shame they are such a pain about coilovers in NZ but what can you do.

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It doesn't surprise me your fan is on a manual switch as the thermo switches on those pack up quite often. Both mine and my brothers ones are on manual dash switch. the water pumps on the 058 block are also known to die and produce crap water flow. chances are you're radiator is half blocked also. My crown wagon randomly tried Chernobyling itself on one day, took the radiator to get flushed and they said it was very blocked and they were surprised it was cooling up until then. I can do the same trick I did to my brothers one and rewire it to run a stand alone circuit with a 2 stage switch on the dash if you want. You'll have hi and lo speed but you'll have to remember to keep an eye on the temp gauge and turn it off when you shut the car off.   

As far your oil burning goes put a liter of Morey's heavy duty oil stabilizer in it with the next oil change. I used this in a 40% mix for a Camry which burnt enough oil to be considered 2 stroke. bit of Morey's reduced the consumption by 2/3. 

     http://www.moreyoil.co.nz/moreys-heavy-duty-oil-stabilizer/

 

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Ive never understood the point of fitting a switch when its less work just to replace the thermo switch. 

 

I all ways carried a piece of wire with a male spade terminal crimped on each end. It could be used for the fuel pump relay or thermo switch

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For me it was a quick fix that has become semi permanent. the hardest part of changing the thermo switch aside from getting your hands on the right one is not cracking the tank. 30 year old plastic that had gone hot/cold is very brittle.

 

  

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