Just about done with the old girl once and for all..
VAG-COM Version: Release 311.2-N
Control Module Part Number: 8E0 614 111 A
Component and/or Version: ABS/EDS 5.3 QUATTRO D00
Software Coding: 0273004284
Work Shop Code: BB 24334
1 Fault Found:
00285 - ABS Wheel Speed Sensor: Front Right (G45)
30-00 - Open or Short to B+
Just got the car back from the garage for the MOT work. Rear end (drive shaft to inner CV to diff) was pretty siezed and they had the same trouble with the pinch bolt on the front as just about everybody else does.
New CVJ on the rear and it was still throwing the (i) so we decided it must be the air gaps on the sensors. VAGCOM was showing readings from all four corners on measuring blocks but not uniformed on speed. I've taken the car home and checked the gaps, the rears are good and now, after disturbing the front right I've got the fault as shown above. I know it just means the sensors goosed and the fronts are a fraction of the rears but that's more money, more time and frankly I'm out of patience...
Probably spent enough on it to have bought a reasoable B6 tdi avant... what do ya'll think. Bin it or persevere?