anybody else hate there car???!
the skinny version of this story is;
bought the car (99 facelift B5 a4 Quattro, 2.5 AFB), planned to do the timing belt as no receipt or idea of when it was done, so while at it i ended up doing the following (since buying the car in November)
timing belt (every single roller, tensioner, lock stock the lot!)
aux belts, rollers and tensioner (had collapsed)
MAF sensor (genuine Bosch, brand new)
MAP sensor (genuine Bosch, brand new)
Temp sensor (genuine Audi item, brand new)
Crank case breather (previous one was "modified" the filter had been removed, just the top of it left!)
camcover gaskets and covers (second hand)
2 new CV joints and centre bearing for the propshaft
EGR valve removed and blanked at the inlet manifold and exhaust manifold (vac line blocked)
VP44 Diesel pump (second hand with renewed electrics) (dreaded 01318 (J399))
Finally got it running again after the moronic breakers who supplied the pump had removed the pulley without marking the TDC!!
car seems to be about the same as before the diesel pump failed, which is the problem!
the timing is bang on, diesel pump timing timed with VCDS
ive checked the function of the N75 valve in basic settings, gp 11 and it opens and closes the vanes in the turbo
so i checked the "spec intake pressure" against the "actual intake pressure" and they dont match up very well!
ive got the log file from VCDS, seems to be in excel if anyone can take a look, the spec intake is always quite a bit higher than the actual, and never catches up
one thing i did notice while the front of the car was off last week was what looked like the passenger side intercooler with thick black oil residue in the front top right hand corner (looking from the front of the car) which to me means its leaking? there was quite a chunk of oil in the intercoolers and boost pipes im guessing from the breather having been butchered (i mean "modified")
could a leaking intercooler cause the lack of power and the difference between spec intake pressure and actual intake pressure?
anyone that can help with the VCDS log file (excel) pm me your email and ill send it over