MK3 06 Caddy 1.9 TDI Build Thread

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Very nice. I've been looking at seat upgrades and am leaning toward the mk7 golf R's. I like those wheels too
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Another cheaper small mod, but makes everything seem nicer Image genuine Mk 6 golf pedals. £43 from eBay didn’t think was too bad, very happy with them ImageImage
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Salvage yard freebie! From a mk5 golf. So much better than the tatty old one
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Nothing major planned for the caddy this month as holiday etc. just another cheapy eBay find. Image
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What suspension did you use for lowering the van & how much is it dropped? Looks like it's still a pretty useful height but looks a lot better!
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JackHale14 wrote: Wed Jul 05, 2023 8:47 pm Nothing major planned for the caddy this month as holiday etc. just another cheapy eBay find. Image


Thats cool does any footrest pedal cover go in do you know?

Looks smart
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Facian wrote:What suspension did you use for lowering the van & how much is it dropped? Looks like it's still a pretty useful height but looks a lot better!
Apologies for late response. I had it taken up a notch but only the cheap stance+ as that’s all I could afford. I was sceptical, it’s ok but something I definitely want to upgrade once funds allow! I drive around 350/400 miles p/month for work and it’s useful for that.


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@gmancan1 again sorry for delay. Not been on the forum in some time. I just typed in caddy footrest. On EBay, or golf R footrest. Believe the Skoda yeti one fits also


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Its cool budd man has life to live :) cheers i was straight onto ebay
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Doorcards make a huge difference, can't wait to get rid of the horrible grey ones in mine and upgrading to electric windows

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Well after not posting in forever here I am. Sadly with no mods to post about. The cursed van has been testing my patience and bank balance. After losing power for a while and despite numerous trips to the garage, no fault could be diagnosed. Having already replaced the turbo 2 months into my ownership back in mid 2022, I was then told the engine needed replacing at the cost of an engine and £1000 labour :( . Cue a long six weeks without the van after picking an engine up, turns out it was a misdiagnosis (avoids this garage for future work :lol: ). I have since replaced the turbo, throttle body and EGR valve. MOT had expired during the vans time off road and guess what; MOT failure on a rusted sill. After all this it now owes me £1190 for these two repairs, thus finding itself for sale! Seems a shame to let it go after making great headway into my build but needs must, and I need to pay for a TFSI van I have bought, which has broken after 4 days :lol: :roll:

Roll on some good luck in the near distant future hopefully!!

A full breakdown of repairs in 20 months ownership:
Radiator: £200
1st Turbo: £400
Electrics: £250
Vacuum Hose: £65
DSG Service: £360
Turbo, EGR, Throttle and Spare Engine: £790
Cill Replacement: £400
Ball joints, Top Mounts and Drop links £200

£2665 for a £3100 van :? Hopefully it goes through the MOT Friday and someone here or marketplace will pick themselves up a good working van!!
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