Hello lads and thanks for the replies,
Excuse the long post in advance
Indeed, I do think these are the stock recaro's and are also very scarce over here. I was lucky enough to find this car (and at a great price too
) Unfortunately the drivers seat does have a smalish hole, where you would expect it, from getting in and out of the car over the last 20 years...I will be looking to get this section redone. The rest of the seats were in dire need of a good clean and grease-up as the previous owner didnt care for them much. Now the leather is nice and smooth again.
I did take the entire speedometer out and can't find any faults, also not with the needle. Kind of a shame as the engine was rebuilt and set back to 0 km so buying a second hand cockpit would put it on +/- 200,000 km again whilst this one is on 16,000 km now.
Idling; I will be giving it a good service as I get good prices on the parts and its easy to do myself. Do it to all my cars, as it just makes me feel better about the car.
However, where is this idling control valve you mentioned?
And the throttle position sensor, is that the butterfly valve inside the throttle? How do i reposition that? With my old car (20vt turbo) this had to be done with vagcom software.
Short shifter; affraid not lol...the old owner put a hacksaw to the oem one and cut part of it off (fool). Anyway, I'll be placing a proper knob soonish as the one now just looks pants.
witeshark: thanks for confirming that!
Yammahamma: which switch are you talking about? I do see a cable running past the gear stick past the rubber grommit (or whatever you call that closing off the bottom of the car). But how do I remove the grommit to see where it goes? Tried pulling it but seems kind of stuck?
Also changed the front grill today btw. Old owner painted it black and was pealing off (see pics above)
Now its nice and chrome again and looks far better