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DV valve needs replacing how easy is it to do yourself?

jakeA42T Nov 19, 2011

  1. jakeA42T

    jakeA42T Member

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    Just found out my DV valve needs replacing, im the sort of person who likes to do as much as possible, don't think its a big job just something I've never had to do before. Has anyone replace theirs also what am I going to need tool wise.:uhm:
     
  2. macpdm

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    Well its an absolute doddle to change on an A3 1.8T. I did mine myself and only needed a flat blade screwdriver for the jubilee clips. What car & engine are you doing it on ?
     
  3. ChrisFurlong

    ChrisFurlong Avantageous

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    Its very easy to change. But getting to it is a *****. You can do it without removing the bumper but it is extremely tight. Best way is to remove the bumper. Then its just 3 bolts, unclip, and your done.
     
  4. chrisa4quat

    chrisa4quat Active Member

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    Unless you have a ramp. Can access from underneath
     
  5. jakeA42T

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    Sorry macpdm, it's a A4 2.0T fsi. Might give it a go cheers.:o.k:
     
  6. Craig Cull

    Craig Cull Well-Known Member

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    Is yours Quattro or fwd?
     
  7. jakeA42T

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    It's the FWD, but what i've heard it 3 screws. got a bit confused as the forge is a vacuum valve couldnt work out where the extra hoses were supposed to go.
     
  8. Craig Cull

    Craig Cull Well-Known Member

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    I've just been looking at the same valve thinking the same thing lol!
     
  9. jakeA42T

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    Think i'll find a new version OEM tomorrow less headache and from what i've read just as good as the forge.
     
  10. Craig Cull

    Craig Cull Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i did mine bout 1 month ago and it fine. But changing it for the blow off I think.
     
  11. drmole

    drmole Well-Known Member

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    take some pics and any tips on the removal n re-fit be great as im hopeing to upgrade mine in future to accompany my re-map and FMI
     

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