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    Drivers lock part number for January 2006 Sportback 2.0TDI

    Advised door lock purchased and installed after an hour of play. Thanks for the correction on the part number, much appreciated. The door lock was quite easy to install compared to a handle I worked on the previous day - no need to take the window out.
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    Drivers lock part number for January 2006 Sportback 2.0TDI

    Thank you for the link. Site bookmarked! That is a really useful site to know and has just the information I was asking the dealer for.
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    Drivers lock part number for January 2006 Sportback 2.0TDI

    Recently my OSF (driver) door is unlocking intermittently on the key fob, mostly it does not work. I'm still able to unlock with the key. Pressing the interior unlock button has the same problem as the key fob. Strangely/thankfully I can open the door from inside. The other doors all...
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    Rocker cover PCV testing

    Great pictures, thanks. Do you know how the air passes through that? Is that a hole at 8 O'Clock? Perhaps a spiral to spin the oil out of the air/oil vapor?
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    Rocker cover PCV testing

    I replaced a glow plug on my 2006 diesel (BKD) car last week in order to cure a glow plug warning that had been present in my VCDS logs for about a year. Whilst I had the rocker cover off, I was curious to know the state of the PCV in it. As it appears to be sealed inside the rocker cover, I...
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    Power consumption on a BKD 2.0TDI

    I'd forgotten about the fuel pumps, too used to petrol carb engines. So at a rough guess, fuel pumps seem to be around 10A. So post crank running current draws are, I think:- EPS @ 35A 2 x Fuel pumps @10A Headlights total @ 10A This is extremely rough but I'm just trying to satisfy my...
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    Power consumption on a BKD 2.0TDI

    For the past few months I've had a noise from the engine bay that I just kept ignoring. I thought it might be my turbo oil feed leak returning but oil consumption whilst not great, wasn't that bad. Then last week the over-running pulley fell off the alternator. I sourced a new alternator and...
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    Oh no, I crashed - where do I stand

    You're probably right but it would have been a massive viewpoint shift having seen the 3rd party car (3pc) pull out at the same time as me 4 cars away and then 'overtake' and cut in on me - these observations (but alas *not* verifiable facts) and the 10 or so seconds I was cautiously pulling...
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    Oh no, I crashed - where do I stand

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the response although maybe not the verdict ;) I guess I'm just going to have to suffer the consequences on this one. My only remaining concern is that I'm not sure I would have done anything differently given the situation again. Maybe I need to consider some driving...
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    Oh no, I crashed - where do I stand

    Sadly after 15 years of quite clear 'no fault' accidents (mostly when parked!), I'm not so sure where I stand on the one this week. I was the grey car in the picture in the 3 time scenes. 3rd part is blue car. White cars are there to represent traffic. There was possibly up to 4 cars between...
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    BKD Turbo oil feed pipe leak

    Car has now covered 207,500 miles and again another cracked turbo feed pipe. I've been dropping the oil every 5k miles as mentioned. It seems to last for roughly 7-9 months and about 10k miles. I've now gone away from the stock oil feed pipe and fitted a Darkside developments turbo oil feed pipe...
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    And yes, I still have the VCDS cable and software.

    And yes, I still have the VCDS cable and software.
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    Hello. Just seen your message. If you still have the problem I work in Welwyn Garden City during...

    Hello. Just seen your message. If you still have the problem I work in Welwyn Garden City during the week. Unfortuantely the rest of the time I'm in Essex so probably not so much use to you. Regards, Daniel
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    BKD Turbo oil feed pipe leak

    I went round to the mechanic over the weekend regarding another problem with my car, however he still happened to have the old oil feed pipe. So I took it home and have taken a couple of pictures with a USB microscope. The fracture underneath the collar is not really visible with the naked eye...
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    BKD Turbo oil feed pipe leak

    I believe the pipes are genuine, the cost is £21.51+VAT for the union and £46.21+VAT for the oil feed pipe itself. I'm not convinced that a thread on the turbo being miss shaped could cause this because surely the oil would leak from there first. It was definitely leaking from between the oil...
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