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Old 07-03-09, 16:42
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Default mk3 golf ROTTED OUT!!!

just spent 2 weekends repairing my mates 1996 golf gti, it failed the mot on rust, couldn't believe my eyes when i looked at it. there was a 4 inch hole in the near side front foot well, and 2 slightly smaller holes in each passenger wells right near the fuel pipes. As well as this it needed about 2 ft of new steel put along the sills in various places (both sides, inner and outer). How it got an mot last year I don't know?
Almost enough to make me give up welding and get an office job lol.

Anyone else had this much trouble with a mk3?
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Old 07-03-09, 17:06
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Yep mk3's are quite bad for corrosion surprisingly! Worse if they have the plastic sill covers on,done plenty of welding on plenty of mk3's that look a million dollars on the top side but lurking beneath there as rotten as a young ford! Was really shocked when i first discovered just how bad they corrode not like modern VW's at all! shame really must have been sold a dodgy batch of steel.

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Old 07-03-09, 18:14
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Yep mk3's are quite bad for corrosion surprisingly! Worse if they have the plastic sill covers on,done plenty of welding on plenty of mk3's that look a million dollars on the top side but lurking beneath there as rotten as a young ford! Was really shocked when i first discovered just how bad they corrode not like modern VW's at all! shame really must have been sold a dodgy batch of steel.

secnd that mate,had a mk3 a few years ago....Whata rust bucket underneath,had plenty of vw's mk1,mk2's but never seen as much rust as the mk3....weird.


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Old 08-03-09, 05:55
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Will let you know ours is in for mot in a couple of weeks. want a mk4 anyway

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Old 08-03-09, 07:21
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Mine too.

I had a mk 3 vr6 a few years back and that started to show rust at about 5 years old.

Its kind of a worry knowing that there are now some mk3 vr6's that are 16 years old

170 bhp for about 1000 with structural corrosion, doesnt bear thinking about.


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Old 08-03-09, 11:30
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I've got a mk3 vr6 too and i'm afraid to look underneath it now
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Old 08-03-09, 20:29
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glad to say my mk3 ended its life matt black with yellow palm trees white teeth no doors or wings big heart man love rules and a sex doll my elderly neighbours found it funny untill they saw the sex doll lol oh a hobby craft chrome wheels and lights , they are nicer to drive than mk2s but crappy for rust
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