Spring is coming early so I'm planning to start working on this again in the coming weeks. I didn't bother heating the shop this winter so projects haven't been touched since October. This one should finally see pavement this spring.
I was finally was able to find time to put a roller front end on the 92 GTI blocking the door in the garage. Rolled both cars out into the driveway and did a quick cleaning in the shop and returned with swapped parking positions.
The punch list on the Corrado is short before the first drive on the street. I need to finish lenses for the front still but will drive with a temp setup for the interim. Here's what's left today:
-Connect Shifter cables at trans
-install Passenger axle
-Glue on rear view mirror to windshield
-t2s subframe bolts, lug nuts
-bleed clutch and brakes
-mount ecu in raintray
-confirm fans run at temperature
Shifter cables are connected now. I fought with the subframe bolts and couldn't get them to catch on the bumper bar nuts before the lunch break ran out. Will try a small pry bar through the peak hole in the bumper bar behind the turn signals to get the angles in agreement.
This is hopefully worth sharing for other C owners. I ordered 2 cabin filter kits from das_classic_parts on the gram designed for Mk2. I rolled the dice hoping to use one for the Corrado and one for the GTI... Corrado is not specified but I figured it was going to be a toss up as the cabin screens are a match. Today was the day of reckoning as I mounted the ECU permanently...
It fits by taking a razor blade to the highest point on the plastic shoulder of the curved element on one side. About 1/4" has to come off the filter plastic, no damage to the paper element. A flat filter element (I guess they're available) would fit no problem. I paid $60 shipped ... And now I have a brand new cabin filter system.
I have one of those cabin air filters as well. Unfortunately with my spoonfed rain tray the arced filter wouldnt work even after some trimming. I was lucky enough to find a flat topled filter online and it works perfectly.
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