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  1. Clutch and Gearbox
    I must be doing something wrong when installing new master cylinder. I'm using NooNoo's excellent DIY My first master cylinder (new from JPGroup) failed during bleeding. The plastic collar is broken. Not sue if that was how I got it or if pressure during bleeding made it break. So I bought a...
  2. Welcome to uk-mkivs
    Hi guys, just joined the group and looking forward to viewing the discussions and interacting with everyone. I bought a Mk4 golf estate with a bora front end conversion a few months ago. It came without a grille and the bonnet was closing fine and I recently purchased the new grille and fitted...
  3. Clutch and Gearbox
    I've got the gearbox out and still need to install new clutch. While I have easy access, should I replace the odometer sensor (1J0 919 149A) and reverse light switch (02T 945 415) and clutch T-piece breather (1J0 721 468 C). When I ran VagCom before taking everything apart, there were no errors...
  4. Engine, Tuning and Performance
    When replacing the crack pipe, I noticed the edge has perished as shown by arrows. The rest of the housing feels very strong, not brittle like the water pipe was. Should I get a new housing? The gear box is currently out as I'm in process of replacing the clutch. My second question is whether I...
  5. Audio, Electrics and Lighting
    While replacing the oil cooler and water pipe, I noticed the casing around this bunch of wires has worn through. Someone has already tried to repair with electrical tape but this has failed (in center of image). What's the best way to protect the wires?
  6. Clutch and Gearbox
    I'm attempting to remove the gearbox on my V6 Bora 6 speed manual but can't separate the transmission from the engine. I think I have undone all the bolts, including two facing towards driver side. Both drive shaft flanges are removed and transfer case is loose. It's not hitting the subframe or...
  7. Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
    I've removed both drive shafts and both hidden screws inside. The passenger side flange just came out itself. I noticed the ring inside is on an angle as in the photo. Do I need a new one or is that how its supposed to be? Also, I can't force the driver side flange out. Is there a trick...
  8. Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
    I'm removing the passenger side driveshaft on V6 Bora, on my way to replacing the clutch. I'm using this guide & Bentley manual. I've undone the spline bolts and the triple grip as shown in photo, but can't pull the drive shaft out. I can wobble it a bit but doesn't pull out. Is there...
  9. Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
    I did the suspension a couple of months ago. I recently noticed a knocking noise from the back especially on bumpy roads. Not only was the top bolt loose but there was 1mm or so side to side movement as shown with red arrow. I didn't notice this when installing. There is no such movement on the...
  10. Engine, Tuning and Performance
    Is anyone aware of an uprated and/or full alloy (i.e. no plastic end tanks) radiator that will fit an ARL (PD150) rad pack? Darkside's aluminium rad (this one) states that is does NOT fit the ARL. I'm going to drop them a line to see what options there are, but I wondered if anyone knew of...
  11. Bodywork and Painting
    Metallic black vinyl... can anyone suggest a brand and/or supplier for a decent quality metallic black vinyl? I'm looking for a decent quality vinyl (i.e. not a no-name chinese ebay special) that doesn't break the bank, and is preferably close to the LC9Z sort of fleck.
  12. Clutch and Gearbox
    If someone were planning on acquiring/building a gearbox for a TDI 4motion, what would be the best way to acquire/create one? Buy factory-built 'box from a vehicle from continental Europe. Find the unicorn OEM 'box from an A3 8L TDI Quattro in the UK (given one also needs the rear diff and...
  13. VAG Diagnostic Software Discussion
    So, while fiddling about with my shiny new VCDS cables, I took a look at the Instrument Cluster's soft coding, trying to ascertain why my washer fluid warning doesn't sound at the appropriate time, and got a result I wasn't expecting. The soft code I have is 17414. Going off the tool-tip...
  14. Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
    Since I've done work to my car (pulled out dash, trim, carpet, fixed AC flaps, suspension, detailed engine bay, cleaned air box), the Traction Control Light comes on. When car is first turned on, the light is off. Before driving, when I push the brake pedal, it lights up and stays on. New...
  15. Interiors
    I'm plotting some things, one of which would require chopping a hole in the top of the dashboard... which I have concerns about. Not the fact that I need to cut a hole, but HOW to do it. As the top surface of the Bora's dash is that odd rubberised "soft touch" stuff, I have a couple of...
  16. Interiors
    When reinstalling the dashboard, is there a way of checking that the 2 clips (underside of the top part of dashboard) have slipped under their attachments? Yes, I have replaced all the foam, installed 4 flap motors and taped up the perforated aluminum flaps.
  17. Audio, Electrics and Lighting
    While changing driver side front suspension, I notices the plastic housing around some wires from engine bay has degraded (to right of centre in image below). Falls to bits when you touch it. What's the best way of covering this up?
  18. Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
    Struggled with the fronts today. 7zap.com shows the rubber suspension strut storage for my car is: 1J0 412 331 C, which I have But the new assembled strut is about 20mm taller than the old, and I can't get new one to fit (it's too tall). I'm doing the left first as seemed easier from Bentley...
  19. Bodywork and Painting
    I removed the boot seal to clean all round. Now the seal doesn't stay in place. I can stretch it out to fit, but it just keeps slipping off. Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks
  20. Bodywork and Painting
    Bonnet & front fender clear coat on my blue V6 Bora has come off. I have an opportunity to purchase a blue V5 Bora with intact paintwork. Will the colours be the same after swapping panels over, or will my car look like a Rubik's cube?
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