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Offline littlegems4x4

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« on: December 24, 2008, 15:46:04 PM »
We got this just before we went to Holland for EFE in September, but as I have been locked out of the site I have been unable to post it up. It's a single turbo 250 conversion with 65,000 on the clock, it has 5 TT wheels, uprated box, big TT brakes (need discs if anyone knows how or where) adjustable suspension etc etc. It used to belong to a chap called Mike Fisher and was used as his company car (Whale Tankers) and he spent a fortune on it, I have files and files of history  
Just wondering if anyone can give me anymore info on this car, anyone seen it before?
Oh and I only paid £500 for it............ had to pay £300 to get it through the MOT (welding!) but I don't think I've done too badly  


 




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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 16:19:43 PM »
Well the back one is for the air con system but not sure about the front solenoid????
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008, 16:32:24 PM »
littlegems4x4

nice looking estate, i would imagine people wouldnt expect it to be a TT,,would think its great fun at the lights

p.s.
 quote "as I have been locked out of the site"
i know this migh sound picky but the old server didnt allow you (and others) entry,
we have had no reason to lock you out, didnt want any one thinking ya been a bad boy
glad ya back mate

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 18:32:27 PM »
   I hadn't thought of that, just a turn of phrase  

It is great fun as you say, because it looks a bit ratty people think I'm just smoking about in an old shed. The looks on people faces as we fly past is pretty comical  

Ah ok so one of the solenoids is for the air-con, that makes sense. Could the other one then have something to do with the fuel computer?

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 18:36:37 PM »

Neither of them are to do with TT as they are on STD cars.

Have a look in a haynes manual, not sure myself what they do.

Brakes disks if warped or worn abit get them skimmed.


& welcome back nice to see you on here again.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 19:07:29 PM »
welcom back.
greetz Paul.

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 20:48:32 PM »
Thanks guys, it's good to be back  

The reason I thought the solenoids might have something to do with the fueling is because of the way this car goes compared to my other one. It's like driving 2 completely different cars, the xr4x4 tt I have pulls very well but only higher up the rev range and then drops off at 5400 rpm whereas the estate pulls all the way from the bottom of the rev range and goes on pulling 'til well over 6000 rpm (much smoother as well)   Could this just simply be because the TT engine in the estate is built better than the one in my xr4x4 that was built by a bloke in a shed?

As for the brakes they really are amazing but I do get a slight bit of judder through them, where can I go to get them skimmed, just any good machine shop?

Sorry for all the questions

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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2008, 11:54:46 AM »
I think you know the answer before you asked it.

The Estate was correctly built with better heads on it to compared to the lower spec cars.

I have owned / driven alot of TT cars & they are all slightly different in how they deliver.

Most suffer from flat spots. A V6 TT car should always be smooth from idle to the red line that's what makes them different to a YB.

Check that the suspension bushes are all O.K first if O.K, then get the disks skimmed. Lots of places can do it.

Get a defo quote first as when they go to do it it will take twice as long as they think. The disks become very hard over time with all the heat treatment they get


Also a single turbo drives different to a twin. The twins make far more power earlier in the rev range.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2008, 19:32:39 PM by Dave »
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2008, 23:25:48 PM »
if you are anywhere near oldham i have access to a machining shop and i will do them gladly for you. i am doing my minkers brakes this week as a matter of fact

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2008, 22:51:22 PM »
jack up vehichle,take wheels off,use large file in 5th gear!
xr4x4 twin dinky turbo, emerald k3 management,302bhp and 400ftlbs@21 psi

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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2008, 10:35:01 AM »
 


     
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 16:02:32 PM »
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if you are anywhere near oldham i have access to a machining shop and i will do them gladly for you. i am doing my minkers brakes this week as a matter of fact


Mate that is a brilliant offer thanks so much, only problem is that I'm actually using the car at the moment so can't whip the brakes off for a few weeks   I'm only just outside Northwich so not far from you either, infact I think I'm right in thinking that it was you Ryz went to pick some turbos off before he came down to me........ small world  

Gray you might have something there mate, you going to come over and hold the file for me?

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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 20:59:41 PM »
If he does then you'd have to film it, Instant classic video

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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2008, 23:46:45 PM »
Quote from: littlegems4x4
Quote from: gazfromoldham
if you are anywhere near oldham i have access to a machining shop and i will do them gladly for you. i am doing my minkers brakes this week as a matter of fact


Mate that is a brilliant offer thanks so much, only problem is that I'm actually using the car at the moment so can't whip the brakes off for a few weeks   I'm only just outside Northwich so not far from you either, infact I think I'm right in thinking that it was you Ryz went to pick some turbos off before he came down to me........ small world  

Gray you might have something there mate, you going to come over and hold the file for me?


yes pal he did call in for some gear.
if you call up one weekend you can use my gear to get discs off and i will machine them down for you while you are there.

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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008, 20:42:53 PM »
Wow, mate you're a legend. I'll send you a PM nearer to the time and see when you are free  
Thanks again

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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2009, 14:40:27 PM »
Quote from: Damocos
Well the back one is for the air con system but not sure about the front solenoid????


I have both of those on my Estate too, I need to know what they do, because my heater vent door, doesn't do the gethunk thing that it used to, and if I have one of those relays connected, it drains the battery in no time, there must be power to it for some reason, and I have no clue where to look yet, the wiring diagrams in the Hayne's manual isn't much help.

In fact because my Estate is an 86/87 crossover, none of the diagrams are exactly right  

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