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Old October 15th, 2003, 15:07   #1
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Hey Y'all:

I am officially relinquishing control over the only Corrado TDI in this hemisphere. I'm selling the car to help fund several new projects. I've logged 69K on the car since I converted it in October of 2000. The '98 Jetta III TDI engine had 32k on it when I bought it so the total mileage on the engine is 101k. I have used Delvac 1 at 10k intervals. The engine was installed as per the factory wiring diagram for the Jetta III and the Corrado had the same fuse block so the swap was more or less plug and play and a game of mix and match to boot. The engine bay looks stock. The diagnostic port is the same as all of the rest of the cars and allows scanning of the engine and ABS brakes. Some mods I have performed and some other details are as follows:

1. The car has the first factory 11mm pump swap in the U.S. into an A3 engine. I created this mod and the associated parts.
2. The car has .205mm factory injectors with 17k on them Silver bottle Power Service always used. 8oz. per tank.
3. An Upsolute chip set may be included but the combination of large injector pump and large injectors creates extra smoke when run in conjunction with the chipset. It is an absolute rocket, however, with the chips installed but very fast otherwise. No dyno runs made.
4. The car has had a cracked windshield for five years and I will replace it right before the sale to ensure I don't get a stone chip. I'm very unlucky with new windshields.
5. Car has 14" BBS wheels with 10" brakes from A3. I downsized my brakes to save 8 pounds of unsprung weight per corner and get a little more sidewall for comfort. The lighter wheels make a handling difference you can feel. Dunlop SP8000 tires are half gone. Wheels are perfectly straight. Brakes work perfectly even if they are slightly smaller in diameter. Calipers are the same as Corrado G60's.
6. Car has ABS from a Corrado VR6 with EDL low speed traction control (up to 27mph). Four wire hook up. Good mod.
7. The car has new front bearings, cv boots, and higher performance factory control arm bushings and new ball joints.
8. The car has four Bilstein Sport shocks/struts with VR6 strut bearings for long life. Not too harsh. I don't have a front sway bar on the car but one is included with the car. As a new parts seller, I will warranty the Bilsteins for as long as I am selling parts.
9. Car has Never been hit!
10. Sunroof needs three fixit parts to work again. I don't want to fix it. Motor is fine.
11. Speed dependent rear spoiler works fine.
12. The exhaust is Techtonics Tuning from the trap oxidizer back. I welded a very heavy flange to the back of the kitty and the cat back starts there with no neck down. In other words, it is a true 2.5" exhaust with the exception of the stock '98 Jetta downpipe. The exhaust is silent and has a Borla stainless muffler with mild piping. Tail pipe is very plain and round. Exhaust has ten years left on it.
13. Car is absolutely rust free. It has some door dings, most of which would go away if the right dentless repair guy had a shot at the car. Wasn't important to me.
14. Car has a dieselgeek.com short shifter!
15. Car has $450 Euro headlights with custom relay harnesses running every filament. It will burn down trees! Good light from the 80/100W bulbs. Never got around to putting 100W driving light bulbs in it since I rarely run them.
16. Unfortunately, the car has no vestiges of an EGR system. I might provide the equipment if the next owner had plans to drive the car on a public highway...Breathe deeply.
17. Car gets a lifetime average of 43 m.p.g. and the mileage (speedo, odo) has been calibrated with a GPS device. The best mpg to date is just under 47mpg. Range is 720 miles under good circumstances, 600 in poorer ones. I have never cruised at less than 80mph. I'd love to see what Jonathan Bartlett could do with this car!
18. Car has a '95 Passat 2.0 cluster with MFA trip computer. I never made the mpg meter work though Chris Bell knows how.
19. Car has the dieselgeek.com oil cooler.
20. Car is child friendly. Car seat fits fine.
21. A/C works fine. I replaced the compressor last summer. It runs R-134.
22. Needs better than the current stock radio.
23. Transmission has the .717 fifth gear for lower noise.
24. Nobody else has one. (in the U.S. that is..)
25. Free 3 months worth of tech support though you won't need it.

Really, there is nothing wrong with my Corrado. It's best as a commuter car as it really shines brightest on the highway. With the cruise set, it is indeed a Quaalude on wheels. I mean, how can you knock a car that will get 40mpg with the cruise set at 90 for 1100 miles (one day's trip back from Indy last September)? One stop to refuel.

Pics to follow soon...

$9,000 OBO and I'm in no hurry.

I won't deliver but I do have quite a collection of frequent flyer miles! 512 458-5600

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Old October 15th, 2003, 15:26   #2
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Hmm, after reading this post. I begin to wonder about the posibilities of putting a TDI into my Corrado that is sitting idle in the driveway....

Good luck!
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Old October 15th, 2003, 17:29   #3
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Actually, the car has Bilstein HD's with G60 springs, not Sports, I forgot.
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Old October 15th, 2003, 19:24   #4
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Sounds like quite the ride, Jim. I'm interested because my wife (God, I love that woman!) has gotten the TDI bug and wants to sell off her old Audi. Can you email pics? Thanks. Send to rayholan@mindspring.com
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Old October 15th, 2003, 20:47   #5
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All I can find so far. I'm gonna post more tomorrow.

Girl not included!
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Old October 15th, 2003, 21:19   #6
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Gulp. Good thing my Jetta's not out of the body shop yet or I'd be hocking it to get this. I might do that anyway...
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Old October 16th, 2003, 06:24   #7
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Man, what a great car. My 88 Golf Gasser is going strong at 212k, but it's getting pretty rough. Your car sure would make a great new daily driver, but it would be wrong to drag it to Wisconsin and start running it in this damn salt.
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Old October 16th, 2003, 09:26   #8
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What size tank is on that baby?

Is it 18.5 gallons? [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

Unique car, as unique as the TDI syncro Normand has.... [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old October 16th, 2003, 09:41   #9
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Almost 16 gallons with the vent trick...
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Old October 16th, 2003, 10:04   #10
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There's a vent trick on a Corrado? [img]/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old October 16th, 2003, 10:50   #11
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Vent trick is the same as the TDI's.
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Old October 16th, 2003, 18:36   #12
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ohmanohmanohman...

mmmm....corrado TDI.

groan. Oh how much I want it. Wife must become employed.

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Old October 17th, 2003, 09:11   #13
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The spots on the pavement are water. She doesn't leak!
There are more pic links on this little website I did for the car. More pics as the day progresses...
Corrado for sale site..
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Old October 17th, 2003, 09:32   #14
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The engine, Jim.
Let's see the engine...

-Dave
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Old October 17th, 2003, 10:50   #15
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Beautiful automobile, Jim. One of my favorite VW colors...Radar Detector Red. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Are you sure the cutie is non-negotiable? [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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