2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

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2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:11 am

Hello All,
Thought I'd better start a build thread for my van, it's a 2010 SWB Caddy 1.9TDi - It's quite a basic spec but hopefully as this thread progresses a fair bit of that will change :)

I ended up with it through a chance conversation at a wedding while in Cyprus, I have a few cars and was chatting to the Brides Dad, and he mentioned he really needed to get rid of his old work van now he’s retired. I got the info it was a 59 plate Caddy 1.9tdi, 2 owners, 86k.

Fast forward a week and we were back home, so I drove round to have a look. Handily it was only about 2 miles from my house, normally my car collections involve a trip most of the way around the country! :lol:
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This is what greeted me on the drive – I’d done about 200 miles since its last MOT in 2017 and just sat on the drive since. The battery wouldn’t hold charge so I lobbed a new one in and up she fired. I had a bit of a look around it and it’s actually a pretty tidy van… his mate bought it new, then he bought it with 24k on the clock. Its go a dent in the front wing from a cyclist (oops!) and a small scratch on the passenger rear quarter where the screw holding the ply on the door backed itself out (gutted!)
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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:26 am

I picked it up early doors and took it to my mates for a test and it went straight through, can’t grumble at that! I got it home and gave it a good clean out, launched the wilton carpet out the back in the bin, and gave it a wash. It came up pretty well with the exception of the wheels, so a quick wire brush and scotch up, and I broke out the playing cards and silver paint.
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Looks loads tidier now

I also can’t stand cheapy plastic steering wheels, luckily I had a spare mk5 Golf GT wheel in my garage I had as a spare for my T4, so I chucked that in as well.
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Much better.
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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:29 am

Next was to strip the ply out the rear and start sound deadening the panels - I used silentcoat when i did my T4 and it did a great job so that's what i'm using again
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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:34 am

many hours and shredded fingers later, the sides and rear doors are all silent coated :)
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I'll go over the rear arches and probably the upper van sides with dodo mat van liner as i have some left over :)
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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:36 am

The next (and joint most, combined with a good lowering) part was the wheels
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Audi Q5 18s :) I run these on the T4 too, if they can handle that they should be more than capable of supporting the caddy. Tyres are a bit baloony though so i'll get them swapped over for something more suitable :mrgreen:
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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:42 am

More suitable rubber sourced and fitted - Uniroyal RainExpert 3s in 225 45 18
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I've ordered an ST X coilover kit so hopefully that will arrive later this week 8) I'll fit the wheels after i've lowered it otherwise it'll drive me nuts looking like a rollersate :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:36 am

My coilover kit arrived the other week so I set about fitting it. WHAT A WAR! I got the back done but had the usual issue of the rear wheels sitting too far forward in the arches, so I knocked up some spacer plates on my lunch break at work and chucked them on.

The fronts put up a whole other level of pain for me! Who thought putting the strut tops behind the bulkhead and wiper linkage was a good idea :lol:
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Passenger side came out with a reasonable struggle - the drivers side was a world of hell. The pic below should illustrate the grief :mad:
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The captive nuts on the top mount were spinning, I chopped as much of the strut away as I could so I could get a socket on them, but they arent a real nut so just kept spinning. I had to get the trusty chisel out and butcher the bolts off the top in the end.

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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:37 am

It was worth it though :) All fitted and adjusted, wheels on, and some new pressed plates :mrgreen:
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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by sylwiu_3gta » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:55 am

Looking good mate! I like the looks of it. How much was the coilover kit? And how does it feel now? The ride is not too harsh when you pass over bumps?

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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:00 pm

The coilover kits are about 690 with new top mounts, the ride is good, apart from the rears wheels doing a bit of a dance about in the arches. I'm making some braces for the rear drop plates to try and improve it a bit, I imagine it'll ultimately require poly bushing. :)

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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Lister79 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:35 pm

Looking smart mate. Good progress.


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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Stedlocks » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:07 pm

Sitting nice fella.....what ET is on those wheels?

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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:27 am

Cheers for the kind comments :)

Wheels are 18x8 ET39

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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:30 am

I knocked up some shackle braces earlier in the week to try and stop the rear axle flapping around in the rear arches, fitted them Tuesday evening and it has made a pretty significant improvement :) I think ultimately i'll end up polybushing it but these have helped.

Sizes are below if anyone finds them useful:
OD - 28mm
ID - 13.5mm
Length - 85mm
Material - Aluminium (can be steel if you like i just did this for lightness)
Bolts I used were M12 x120mm long GR8.8 with nyloc nuts and washers
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Cheers,
Mike :)

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Re: 2010 Caddy 1.9TDi

Post by Mike D » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:34 am

I also ordered a few bits to brighten up the interior. First to arrive were some heater dial replacements
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Only a little job but it brightens up the inside a bit :)

I also bought some seats out a 2008 Audi A4 S-Line, I'd heard they were just a 'drill 2 extra bolt holes in the caddy bases' job to fit, but they aren't, so i'm doing a bit of fab work to allow them to slot in. I'll update this once I've done it :)

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