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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by HicksyOz » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:51 am

I didn't get carpet from them, was cheaper local to me and feels like really good quality stuff so saved a few bucks.
As for the suspension, its going back to the garage in the next week to try the different hole in the centring plate and also raise it one notch. See what that does to things but I get the feeling I'll be making a trip to a suspension expert rather than just a standard garage in the near future.

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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by horace01 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:18 pm

Nice job onthe van. Its come up great.

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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by fishynos72 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:18 am

HicksyOz wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:51 am
I didn't get carpet from them, was cheaper local to me and feels like really good quality stuff so saved a few bucks.
As for the suspension, its going back to the garage in the next week to try the different hole in the centring plate and also raise it one notch. See what that does to things but I get the feeling I'll be making a trip to a suspension expert rather than just a standard garage in the near future. ImageImageImage

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Let us know how you go, I'll be interested to see if it's a simple installation issue or something greater.



horace01 wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Nice job onthe van. Its come up great.

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Thank you, mechanical work happening this weekend, it'll be good to finally have it on the road.

Btw I know your caddy fairly well, I've judged it at the last few days of the volkswagen shows. Definitely leaves a lasting impression
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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by fishynos72 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:54 am

Bit of extreme maintenance this weekend.

My van had a second hand engine fitted in 2011, forty thousand KMs ago, I have the paperwork. According to the service reminder logging within the instrument cluster, the vehicle hasn't had the service light set for forty thousand KMs. That coupled with the fact all of the filters in the car have 2010 dates on them, and the oil filter turned to dirt upon removal.. I'm under the impression the last owner never serviced the van while he owned it.
:roll: :roll:

Blows my mind that someone wouldn't service a car for that long.
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Anywho onto the damage thats done.

Fitted the new radiator support
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The lack of oil changes coupled with the failing oil cooler and EGR cooler meant my camshaft and lifters were beyond toast.
New lump stick, lifters and cam gear were all required due to heavy damage.
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Also decided to free up some room behind the engine, for ease of maintinance.
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Then the cherry on the steam cleaned cake, an engine cover.
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(Once i've flushed the coolant a few times a replacement coolant bottle and cap will be fitted, its filth bothers me too)

Few more small items to check off the list and it's roadworthy inspection time.
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If you're after this update in a video entertainment format, feel free to check out the latest episode of Covid-Caddy.

https://youtu.be/G2wy0DP4cO0
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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by fishynos72 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:10 am

Forgot to mention I installed LED interior globes and number plate globes from Iilumo.

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Very happy with their products, as I've installed their globes in a few cars now. Always work well error free with VW canbus and all have nice consistent colour temperature.

Can't speak highly enough of them
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Post by Phillstine » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:15 pm

Enjoyed the videos! quite a nice pace to them! as much as I like reading the updates on the forum the videos are a welcome addition.

Looking forward to the next one!

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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by Giddy » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:00 pm

Impressive transformation, enjoyed the videos too
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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by fishynos72 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:10 am

Phillstine wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Enjoyed the videos! quite a nice pace to them! as much as I like reading the updates on the forum the videos are a welcome addition.

Looking forward to the next one!

Thank you, I'll hopefully another episode sorted soon. Depends if I've enough content to justify a whole video.

Giddy wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:00 pm
Impressive transformation, enjoyed the videos too

Thank you
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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by fishynos72 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:48 am

Finally something arrived in the mail. Been waiting over a month for this to come from china.

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Unfortunately VW price their shifter knobs/ gators and surrounds very high. I'd rather buy genuine, but cant justify the $800+ price tag.

Given this china spec one was $20 it's surprisingly good quality. Hopefully it holds up ok to the usual wear and tear. If not, I may invest in something aftermarket later. For now I need one with the correct shift pattern for the Roadworthy inspection.
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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by fishynos72 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:36 am

Not much new to report on lately.

Fitted the Chinese gear knob the other day.

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Aside from the provided clamp breaking, it went surprisingly well. The feel of the knob doesn't seem as cheap as the purchase price.

In preparation for a roadworthy I tried to polish the headlights, with limited success.

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One came up a lot clearer than the other, hopefully they pass the inspection, I've been trying to source RHD Touran headlights, but that would still lead to complications during the roadworthy inspection, as they were not factory fitted to the vehicle. Hopefully the stock lights pass as I'd rather invest in the Touran xenon instead of standard lights I won't end up running.
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Post by fishynos72 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:46 am

Tried Meguiar's headlight restoration kit this afternoon. I've had success with similar products before. But the headlights in my caddy are on their last legs. Seems they've had a clear coat applied a few times over the years.

Masked up ready for a chemical scuffing.
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2 rounds of scrubbing some alloy based paste into the lens
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Hopefully I have some less yellow after shots tomorrow, once the UV coating cures
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Post by fishynos72 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:47 am

Results on the headlight clear coat are in

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Average, but passable. New headlights required long term.



Also gave my local VW dealer a visit.

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Van finally looks a lot less ghetto without holes in the door.

Apolegies for the hurried, poor quality photos.

Unfortunately it'll be 2 weeks before the van can go for a roadworthy inspection. So there'll be no updates until then.
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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by phil » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:08 am

why not wet sand and clear coat the lights, this usually works much better

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Re: Covid caddy project

Post by fishynos72 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:05 pm

phil wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:08 am
why not wet sand and clear coat the lights, this usually works much better

That's exactly what I did. Unfortunately the condition of the lights is so poor, due to previous efforts to remove yellowing they didn't come up nearly as well as the method usually does
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