VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

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VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Feb Sat 22, 2014 12:11 am

Okay so my father was closing up his dealership and we had this VR6 Corrado we got for $1100 from the auction in Spokane. He needed to get rid of it. So I bought it for what he had put into it which was about $1800.
It was a repossession from a credit agency.
The radiator was leaking BAD. (Turns out it was a combo of a cracked radiator and my thermostat housing and crack pipe leaking which I mention later in this thread.)
Speedometer doesn't work.
Adjustable spoiler is inoperable.
Heater core is bypassed.
All kinds of unplugged plugs and a few frayed wires.
So we replaced the radiator with a new Modine radiator from ECS Tuning. When I was gone one day my dad thought he'd recycle the old radiator before I had the new one in.....
I get in the shop and start searching for some parts I hadn't installed yet. Turns out my dad recycled the AUX fan switch and the top flange the goes to the radiator/top coolant hose. Ordered them and waiting for them to get in right now. As soon as I get it together I am going to get some pictures taken and post them up for you guys.

On the good side:
Its a 5-spd
New silver paint
Its lowered
Aftermarket wheels
Neuspeed P-Flow Intake
Spectre air intake filter
Aftermarket exhaust
Aftermarket speakers and stereo

The dream is to do a R36 Turbo Conversion complete with 4motion. But that's just a dream.


Here are the pictures!!!
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Feb Sun 23, 2014 2:30 pm

Dream big!!
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Mikewire on Feb Sun 23, 2014 11:41 pm

Yeah very cool, but we need to see some pictures!

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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Feb Mon 24, 2014 12:57 am

Parts came in. I'll probably be installing the parts tomorrow and will snap some pics and throw them up!
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Mar Wed 12, 2014 6:37 pm

Alright so still leaks like a sieve. Wes came over and helped determine that the "crack pipe" was leaking. Going to be ordering a metal coolant flange kit from ECS sometime soon!
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Mar Wed 12, 2014 7:31 pm

ooh!! very nice :thumbsup: Do want to see in person
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Mar Wed 12, 2014 8:44 pm

Well hopefully I'll scrape some cash together to get a replacement kit before you roll through Missoula on the 29th or 30th.

Also does anyone have any recommendations for some aluminum/billet aluminum coolant flanges and thermostat housings on the 12v VR6. The crack pipe is easy to find in SS and billet aluminum. I was hoping to get the same material for the other associated bits and pieces.
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Mar Wed 12, 2014 9:05 pm

Thats going to be tough to find...
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Mar Wed 12, 2014 9:14 pm

So it seems. I haven't found anything yet. I'll probably end up with the ECS kit with aluminum pipe and plastic pieces.
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby SweaterVest on Mar Wed 12, 2014 9:27 pm

I don't know that I have ever seen an aluminum flange. I read once that a dude made his own but couldn't ever find the thread again. If you find one let me know!
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