Skip to main content
Recent Posts
2
Your Non Mk2 Cars or Bikes / Re: Building a MK2 16V Rival...
Last post by Sam Stirrup -
Nothing major to update:

Had some C4 trim restorer out and decided to try it on the scuttle trim.

These will be taken out soon anyway when the car is polished so will go over these again to complete properly!







Also, picking up some new wheels soon!

The correct BBS stamped optional extra 15 x 7 - ET24 - 4x100.





Need a full refurb but these wheels are so difficult to find with the OEM BMW caps!
3
Your Non Mk2 Cars or Bikes / Re: Building a MK2 16V Rival...
Last post by Sam Stirrup -
I can't believe after the months of texts and links sent of Golfs and words of wisdom from all of us you bloody buy a BMW!  ::)

Joking aside, it's a really nice car and looked great in the flesh when you brought it round. Look forward to the development of this and realising you should have bought a mk2.  ;)

Thanks mate ;D - never know what may happen in the future!
4
Mk2 Golf Chat / Re: Covid MOT extension
Last post by L90E -
Bill... You're on line now, as I'm typing this, hopefully you'll see it sooner than later.

Check out the latest on the GovtNI site... Talk about confusing!

I think I'm right in saying they're starting up testing again soon, but limiting it to certain classes / catagories of vehicles?

The biggy from our point of view is that those owners who previously couldn't get their vehicles back on the road because MOT's had expired more than 12 months will be first in line.

I think also that like you and me, people issued with 4 / 6 month TEC's will be getting the difference and made up to 12 months when their current extension expires... read it and see if you agree?

On a side note... I see Arlene has agreed to get NI into line with the rest of the UK and vehicles over 40 years will be MOT exempt (for the rest of you - previously it was only vehicles registered before 1960 over here)

Not in law just yet, but promised soon (therefore don't rely on it!) 
6
Wheels, Suspension & Steering / Seized brakes
Last post by Kul -
Hello,

I am new to the forum and apologise if this is a basic question.

I have a mk2 Golf 1.6 driver 1991 that has been sitting on my driveway for a few years. The brakes are seized. What would you do to unseize them. A few years ago a mechanic got in the car when it was running and tried to move off but the car stalled.

Is there a better way of unseizing? fronts are disc and backs are drums.

What replacement parts would you look at replacing afterwards.

Thanks.  :)
9
Your Non Mk2 Cars or Bikes / Re: Building a MK2 16V Rival...
Last post by macmillions -
I can't believe after the months of texts and links sent of Golfs and words of wisdom from all of us you bloody buy a BMW!  ::)

Joking aside, it's a really nice car and looked great in the flesh when you brought it round. Look forward to the development of this and realising you should have bought a mk2.  ;)
10
Mk2 Golf Chat / Re: Car covers
Last post by dadrathers -
If you want a custom fit then these are the ones

https://www.specialisedcovers.com/

When I ordered my outdoor one they needed to know whether it was a big bumper model, it is so closely fitting. Soft lining and breathable/waterproof outer. They do great indoor ones too.

Not cheap.