Mom's horoscope offset thread is not DIY... it's regarded as informational resource, not instructional. The DIY serves the purpose of repairing that of which is already on the car or modified into the car.
Suspension and wheel tuning is best left as informational as not every suspension-wheel-tire-brake setup is the same. And being that there's so many different setups it's hard to keep track.
If I get more time in the summer, I'll consider sorting thru the informational posts for wheel offsets, suspension setups, old g60 charger posts, etc. But there's a LOT of information in the corrado forums to pull together and weed out the old posts.
but I haven't forgot about those informational posts.
The definitive get your stuck hood open thread HAS been added...
so now, those whom aren't familiar with the latching system can find out how to do it in the DIY!
Last edited by BellCityDubber; 02-01-2012 at 02:08 PM.
how to open the clusters, change needles, install reverse lights, illuminated needles, aluminum rings and all sorts of stuff.. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-you-still-can.
Opening the car when keys are inside... http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...the-engine-bay.......
Cleaning up/making new Emblems http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...p-your-emblems...
that's not very instructional, nor is it a DIY.
I ended up reading a story about some toilet trained cat..... and didn't really figure out how it related to getting into a corrado.
Some pictures are missing, some steps are missing, and there's a point in which you mention the following
"I am not gonna go into too much detail about removing the cluster because
everyone should know how to do that already... "
By that alone, I can't allow this into the DIY collection... BUT.... it's halfway there.
If you'd like to finish it, and make it clear to those who have never done the task before. With a specific set of instructions with nice examples. Yes. I'd throw it in for sure!
Otherwise, if you'd like. I could rehost the pictures and recreate steps and add them in where necessary. (if you'd be cool with me copying, proofing, editing, and reposting your original post - WITH CREDIT AND LINK to your original post)
the only reason I decline is a scenario I've brought up to a few people that I'll post here...
I would feel bad if some mechanically inclined kid who bought a Corrado on the cheap, who doesn't know the vortex, or have a Bentley. And they got discouraged by the harshness of the forums or lack of organized information in our section, because of this lack of a much needed resource, improperly fixed or tuned their Corrado. Thereby damaging it in the process, and turning away from a rare car and a sturdy brand in the process. This is why I think the Corrado forums need to be more or less "Torch bearers" for all things Volkswagen performance oriented.
If there were steps left out, there is room for error, confusion and frustration for those who don't have the experience, or knowledge of these cars. The more complete the DIYs become, the better the outcome of the fixes, repairs and modifications.
How and WHY to solder, video.
Front Wheel bearings DYI http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...wheel+bearings
RE-dying your leather DYI http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...re-packing+DYI
Re-dying leather. These steps can be found on a bottle of leather dye. close, but common sense and reading instructions on a bottle of leather dye are key here. Again, this did not make the cut.
Wheel bearings - Perfect - Added!
That video just shows the viewer a general skill, it's not a definitive HOW-TO repair ______ on your Corrado. I'm sorry, I'm not posting youtube links for someone to learn a skill that can be picked up from just about anywhere.
Furthermore, if someone has an issue cleaning and dying their upholstery, and they can't follow instructions on a box, bottle, or can... I think they'll need a little more help than a DIY article can offer them. Now, what if there was someone who followed the "leather dying" DIY and the product they used required a different set of material preparation, drying or curing times? The best bet is to let them decide what products and methods work best for them. Otherwise, bring it to a professional detailer or upholstery person.
However, the Wheel bearing thread is PERFECT and is EXACTLY What I'm looking for in the way of resourceful information. My only concern with those who have made the DIY's keep their photos hosted and active. Otherwise a DIY without Pictographic information can become confusing and convoluted.
I don't mean to offend, or come off as rude. I'm attempting to retain an identifiable instructional format for those who know a bit with a wrench, but feel overwhelmed with the amount of work involved.
I'm modeling it after the Holistah's DIY thread in the mk2 section.
Last edited by BellCityDubber; 02-06-2012 at 11:47 PM.
Kinda iffy, but dead battery/ parasitic draw finder?
we'll have to keep that link around
Window regulator replacement / repair info
Repairing with a junk socket
Repair with a "U bolt"
Info on using InPro regulators (a little lengthy, but useful posts throughout)
It is a pretty simple process, but there is no searchable DIY on shifter linkage adjustment. I just copied the basic one from the Corrado Club of America archived site and pasted into a thread on here. I will try to snap some pics and make it a bit more detailed, but this is better than nothing.
I know there are already some moonroof swaps in this but this DIY is by far the best one I've seen! Props to g60racer
"You can take my Corrado when you pry it from my Cold Dead Hands".
This is pretty sweet, but that's if someone had the balls to actually do it
when my G60 pops, I'll do a photographic rebuild... but that wont be for quite some time.
I'm also looking into the idea of getting in contact with a company that does high quality RX7 apex seals and see if their seals can be used in a g60....
but that's a long way off....
Never fear, I've thought about doing a few nice repair articles on the G-Lader.
I'm trying to see if there is enough interest to justify writing a D.I.Y on the following subject.
Do any of you fellow 8 valve G60 people with STOCK intercoolers check the temperature of the intake manifold itself (the aluminum temp not the air temp) while under boost, or right after you been driving hard? I'm considering writing a DIY on how i very affordably modded mine to make a huge temp difference.
With some simple affordable mods I did to my G60 Corrado, I can literally rest my hand on the manifold after blazing straight up a 8 mile mountain road here in Hawaii. I literally Stop, pop hood, get out and touch the manifold.....Luke-warm. And even just cruising through town it stays fairly cool. Obviously idling and lack of airflow will still heat soak the intake but the before and after difference still amazes me.
My charger pumps 10-11 psi, comp ratio 9:1. And since no two peoples setups are exactly the same, results will differ slightly, or greatly. But there should be noticable results.
I would like to know if anyone is interested because for me to write this DIY, I need to reverse engineer my modifications since I did them back in 01. I mean, why spend the time if no one needs the info right?
If this is interesting to you and/or your mani temps are high, please reply.
Then Ill go back through her to get the material types, lengths, widths, tools I used, procedures, and whatever else I may be forgetting or unable to see at this moment.
From my experience it works soooooooooo good! and it's easy to do and cheap.