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    Haven't updated this thread in a while, so here goes.

    April 2021 - Lost clutch pedal. Found the seals on the bleeder block had blown out. The MKIV seals have been revised and now share the same style seal as the MK5's.

    Old style seals that sit inside the bleeder block
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    New style seal (slides over the clutch line)
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    Also got sick of the BC coilovers that were just eating tyres (too much neg camber)

    On BC's
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    Threw the stock springs just to get a base line height (approx 37mm)
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    Then finally decided to put the R32 stock suspension in. Can confirm R32 v Stock Bora suspension gave me a drop of about 10-15mm all round. Firmed up the suspension nicely also. You can see the height difference in the rear springs.

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    Final ride height (approx 35.5mm)
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    June.

    Driving to work, get this message "STOP OIL PRESS" warning, was intermittent over a few days.

    So that weekend decided to drop the sump to see what's going on.

    Find a piece of the plastic baffling floating around in the sump, I can only assume it was occasionally getting caught in the oil pickup.

    Was pretty happy though, oil was clean with minimal sludge. Cleaned up the sump, checked the oil pick up and went back to business. Curious, found a QR code on the bottom of the block?

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    July.

    This motherf@&^er. More coolant leaks.
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    Decided to pull everything apart (again, 5mths after the changing the last radiator) only to find the radiator was leaking in the exact spot as last time.

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    Surely couldn't be a coincidence? Nope, turns out this whole time it was the fan assembly. It's either from an 4cyc (VR fans are slimline) OR I suspect it's an aftermarket Topran assembly. Anytime there was some "spirited driving" or heavy braking, the fan assembly was slowly punching the radiator.

    The center of the Topran fan assembly sat much prouder in the shroud then the OEM - Not too mention the sharp bolt ends.

    Topran
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    OEM 2.8 Bora
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    Almost forgot the mention, look like the whole shroud was bowed in the middle.
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    Replaced everything, finger crossed that's the end of the coolant saga.
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    Interested in what's your findings on the vr6 fans being thinner? Is that to allow for a big radiator or more space at the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylan8 View Post
    Interested in what's your findings on the vr6 fans being thinner? Is that to allow for a big radiator or more space at the rear?

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    V5/V6/R32 all run a 34mm core radiator, so the fans are slimmer
    4cyc's run a 26mm core radiator.

    They all have the same mounting points so physically they're all interchangeable but as above you gotta run the slimmer fans on the VR's to avoid the problem I had. You could probably run a 26mm radiator if you had one and got stuck but I wouldn't run it long term. VR's run hot baby

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    Interesting. Might save me importing some stuff for the wagoon

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