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Salsa Red 2k Build progress

Post by Stvxrt » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:00 pm

Right guys. Pretty new here been following the caddy scene for a little while and now I’ve finally got my deposit (refundable) paid on a 2012 swb caddy plus.
Any common problems / things to look out for when viewing?
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Re: Viewing a caddy

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:45 pm

Hi mate. I’d try and find out if it’s had the emissions update done. If it has and I were you, I’d get an independent remapper to roll it back for you.
Usual diesel stuff.....EGR, DPF, turbo. Look for any signs these may be at fault....smoke, power loss, warning lights etc. If it’s had mods done already, try and check they’ve been done properly.
The older type injectors (part number 03L130277B) are known to fail sometimes. However, not everybody has issues. The newer type (03L130277S) are generally more reliable. If the van has 4 old type injectors, don’t let it put you off as like I say, many people have no issues. I just think it’s good to know what’s what.
Apart from that, usual stuff....condition, service history.
Good luck mate. Post a photo or two when you get it.


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Re: Viewing a caddy

Post by Stvxrt » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:55 pm

Thanks! Sounds like a quick look over it should do! 6 months warranty so can’t really go wrong and being trade I’ll get any other bits I need cheap
I’ll be sure to post with a few pics if I pull the trigger


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Re: Viewing a caddy

Post by Stvxrt » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:42 am

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Well that’s that then...


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Re: Viewing a caddy

Post by James01 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:33 pm

Lost deposit I take it, that's a bit rubbish

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Re: Viewing a caddy

Post by Stvxrt » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:36 pm

Yes lost deposit. Police and bank have been notified so fingers crossed but I’m not getting my hopes up on getting it back.
Away to view a different caddy this afternoon private sale this time and no deposit


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Re: Viewing a caddy

Post by James01 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:43 pm

Fingers crossed for you then! Getting the money back and with viewing another van

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Re: Viewing a caddy

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:02 pm

Gutted to hear it mate. Absolute scumbags.


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Re: Viewing a caddy

Post by Stvxrt » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:34 pm

New van has been collected. Pictures to follow. I think there’s a problem with either the injectors or the timing. Will plug it into my vcds tomorrow. I don’t seem to have much luck with caddy’s


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Re: Salsa Red 2k Build progress

Post by Stvxrt » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:01 pm

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Here she is. Not the best pic I’m afraid. Gave her a scan with my vcds and it was the injector at fault. I’ve changed it out for a brand new one and seems to be running better now.
Waiting for the 1st of the month to tax it so that I don’t loose 20 days.


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Re: Salsa Red 2k Build progress

Post by Stvxrt » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:43 pm

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So I’ve not been doing too well at updating this but here’s some of my progress

ImageRear windows tinted by myself
ImageStance plus coilovers would all the way down
ImageRear axle flipped using stock hangers
Image1form edition 1 alloys 18x8.5 et45
ImageHeko wind deflectors
ImagePrivate reg and 4d plates
ImageColour coded rear handle
ImageColour coded mirrors
ImageWiper delete
ImageDebadged rear (I have a black vw badge to fit)

I’ve lots more bits lying all around the house but Ill keep quiet about them until I’ve pics of them fitted.

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Re: Salsa Red 2k Build progress

Post by MX13KYLE » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:44 pm

Was it hard work to flip the hangers and what sort of price where the coilys if you dont mind me asking. Really like the way it sits

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Re: Salsa Red 2k Build progress

Post by Stvxrt » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:48 pm

MX13KYLE wrote:Was it hard work to flip the hangers and what sort of price where the coilys if you dont mind me asking. Really like the way it sits

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Axle flip is easy enough on a 4 post lift with lots of heat and an impact wrench. Everything comes in the kit with the coilovers. Stance+ coilovers are about £280 on eBay. I recommend buying new front strut top mounts too though

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Re: Salsa Red 2k Build progress

Post by Lister79 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:49 pm

Looks great mate.


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Re: Salsa Red 2k Build progress

Post by m9yty » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:58 pm

Looking well that 8)

Nice to see another red mk3 ;) .. is it a 1.6tdi or 2.0tdi?

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