Dans MK4 project
Posted 21 February 2021 - 12:52 PM
Protecting the underbody is a great idea .
Never heard of lanoguard before this, so I googled it. Apparently it is made from sheep products and it therefore smells of sheep?! One forum thread said that the smell of it can attract rodents?! Dunno how true that is,. What are your comments on it now you've used it ?!!!
Posted 22 February 2021 - 09:36 AM
Ha, so I live in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by farms. The smell is very similar to a farmy type smell, but this only lasts for a couple of hours whilst its wet - left it overnight and the smell was gone. I would recommend putting clothes on that you don't wish to wear again though. The overspray you get sticks to everything, and I cant quite get the stickiness out with a normal wash.
The car is now back on the ground. But after 10 litres of brake fluid, ABS bleeds, everything bled, I still have very little pedal and hardly any stopping power. The rear discs look like they're making contact as the discs have pad on them, but the front discs haven't been touched at all. So I'm pretty sure the front callipers have had it (they're past their best).
So I think it might be time to just replace the whole lot instead of servicing them.
Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:24 AM
That suggests that the front caliper is all but seized. Odd that both are . Take a front caliper off, pop a block of wood between piston and the opposite side , but with a small gap and gently press the pedal. You will soon know if the piston is moving .
Oh, my Lanoguard arrived this morning. Thanks for the tip about clothing. When I come to use it I will press my worst set of overalls into service and then write them off .
Posted 22 February 2021 - 11:59 AM
Yeah, both front callipers definitely not moving at all.
New callipers are on back order so I'm gonna get those ordered up - The price difference of a rebuild kit + time vs new callipers probably isn't that different anyway.
So whilst I'm waiting, I have the comfort blinker retrofit to do, fit the new battery box and fix a slight blow in the exhaust at the join from the mid pipe to the cat to sort out.
Posted 01 March 2021 - 07:38 AM
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Posted 01 March 2021 - 06:05 PM
I must be the only person in the world that fitted the comfort module relay and hated it ! The mk4's stalk doesn't have the same feeling as later Mk5 onwards cars. Something to do with the microswitches or springing, can't remember exactly!
It's one of the things I missed going from the MK5 R32 to the MK4. If it's a bit awkward to use, I'll just remove it and sell it on.
new PS4's, wheel alignment (Hunter) and MOT is booked for Friday. It'll be its maiden voyage and it looks like the weather will be nice too!
Posted 06 March 2021 - 08:51 AM
Edited by dsgnr, 06 March 2021 - 08:58 AM.
Posted 09 March 2021 - 08:18 AM
Thanks! Yeah, I'm not really driving it at the moment, just because I don't want to tear the new rubber too much. I'll be getting some adjustable arms toward the end of the month, I just cant decide on the Cookbot over the Forge ones. I know Forge's reputation and their customer service is second to none, but quite a lot of people seem to be running the Cookbots as well!
I need to purchase some decent density foam pads for the interior - the new bushings coupled with the exhaust now resonates a good amount at low revs (mainly when pulling away) The exhaust itself isn't that loud, I was really expecting it to be really really loud. I'd say it's still quieter than my old MK5 was which only had the non-res Milltek cat-back!
Overall though, the car feels pretty solid and I'm sure with the alignment fixed at the rear, it'll feel even better! Almost in time for lockdown to be over so I can take it out!!
Posted 09 March 2021 - 01:28 PM
Do you still have the spare wheel replacement big black foam moulding fitted ? That absorbs lots of exhaust back box noise. If not, stick it back in ?
There's literally nothing under the boot floor unfortunately. I had thought about purchasing a steel spare wheel for emergencies but haven't gone any further than just thinking about it so far lol
Posted 09 March 2021 - 03:22 PM
U can stick some sound deadening mat there. The same stuff you stick to car doors when building speakers etc. That made a big difference to my cars road noise and exhaust noise
I think I might have some dynomat left over from when I was doing some stuff on my MK5 that I could probably stick in there.
A lot of the resonation is coming from the dash area unfortunately. I think the middle vent toward the windscreen is the culprit. Holding it down seems to do the trick at least.
I gotta change the discs and pads on my other car at the weekend (6R Polo) since that's due its MOT at the end of the month as well, so I doubt i'll get anything more done on the 32 for a few weeks.
I ordered the hardware required for the rear adjustable arm bits from TPS when I picked up the discs and pads for the Polo, but actually ordering the arms will need to wait till payday unfortunately.
Edited by dsgnr, 09 March 2021 - 03:23 PM.