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carl s

Member Since 10 Jul 2008
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Contemplating Moving To A Mk4...

10 July 2020 - 12:53 PM

I've had my mk1 for nearly four years now, done a lot of work to get it to it's current state where it's great to drive on short and long journeys (European tours)  The next logical step would be to either supercharge or turbo it but I think that would spoil it's character and I have already done that in the past to my old mk2. Plus I don't think it would add any discernible value to the car.

Then there's the safety aspect which is always in the back of my mind ever since I got cut up by a lorry driver dozing on a French motorway and came within a whisker of being stuffed into the central barrier at about 85


I like the idea of the mk4 and the added safety features, plus the great road test feedback that compares the driving experience to a mk1. I wouldn't be able to justify a new one so would be looking at an early mk4. Ideally I'd like a 2.0 sport but if a 1.5 comes up I'd consider it with a view to getting the BBR tune at a later date.  Either way I'll need to do the retro fit of the reach adjusting steering column which seems to be fairly well documented in the US and is a $340 modification using new Mazda parts.


Quite interested in some of the cars coming up damage repairable on Copart at the moment, but only the ones without structural repairs.  Anyone else moved to a mk4 here from a mk1 /mk2 ? or tried the damage repairable route

Anyone Got A Spare Miesterr Damper Adjustment Extension Cable?

22 June 2020 - 03:56 PM

Before I go and buy two of these and only ever use one of them, has anyone got a spare one knocking around they fancy selling? or does anyone want to go halves on a pair :-)

Seems daft I can't be the only person who only needs one?

R Ltd On Copart For Sale

18 June 2020 - 11:35 AM Looks like an R-Limited pretty standard apart from style bar, still has the original 15" BBS wheels plus a matching hardtop. Needs a new front wing and door. Currently at £375. Cat N (nothing to do with me I hasten to add!)

Skuzzle To Close?

13 June 2020 - 08:37 AM

Just seen on their Facebook page that Nick has taken the decision to close the business, the reasons make for interesting reading. I have taken my car a few times down there and they've always been very helpful, knowledgable & friendly. But all good things come to an end as they say  :(



Is The Standard 1.8 Crossover Tube Restrictive?

07 June 2020 - 07:51 PM

I've been looking at the standard mk1 1.8 crossover tube and where it attaches to the throttle body the design looks very restrictive with various indents etc. to clear things. Has anyone seen proof that this actually is a restriction?