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    oil con's on a 1.8 tqs

    That sounds high, any oil leaking around the sump? Also is your oil cooler working ok? I just had these problems on my car allbeit mine is a tdi
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    Looking at a 2.8 Quatro

    Hey guys. I am looking to replace my TDi as soon as the turbo is sorted or will let the next owner sort that. I have a budget of 3.5-4.5 k for a new car and I am thinking about a 2.8 quatro (insurance allowing). What should I be looking out for on the 2.8 spec wise and also any comon issues on...
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    Turbo blown?

    Bumb on this one. I have got some boost back not but not much. Could this be any valves or a boost leak? Or not considering the headgasket/oilcooler going and the car overheating.
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    Turbo blown?

    Guys my 98 tdi afn 110 is now back in my hands and the head gasket and oil cooler going and the car overheating. Since getting it back there is smoke under hard acceration and seems very slow. I think the turbo has blown but I wanted to check opinions on this. Also when stationary earlier I...
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    2.6 opinions

    Ohh nice, I wonder what cams would get ya with all that then.
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    2.6 opinions

    Siena out of interest, what kinda power would a supercharger safely add to a 2.8? And what kind of cost you talking about? Last question how heavy is the 2.8 lump compared to the 1.9tdi (so I can get an idea on handling) I get my car back soon and will prolly keep it for another year and then I...
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    Porsche calipers.

    What is the most simple change and upgrade on discs say I wanted to go upto 312mm. I understand the carrriers, new lines needed for the extra fluid 4pots require? And if going 312mm upfront, would I need to uprate the rears also for balance as 2/3 or the braking effect (or something like that)...
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    Porsche calipers.

    Out of interest could boxster calipers and 312 discs be swapped onto my b5 tdi as I got the 288mm vented fronts. Or do I need moddified carriers?
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    Head gasket went pop again! Oil cooler?

    Confirmed today it was the oil cooler that went! damned thing. At least the engine is ok thou.
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    Starting problems

    Also electrics might be worth checking, get the alternator checked and starter motor before things give out on you. Mate at works bettle (1968 one) has done that, he put a new battery on it, and two weeks on that is dead now and it was a wiring fault. I personally had the same issue on a mk2...
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    Head gasket went pop again! Oil cooler?

    Yea, I think the guy might let me off some charges but I will see. He has this time sent the oil cooler off for pressure testing. I just hope to get the car back soon in tip top condition as the 1.9 d megane is driving me nuts. This has really helped me add to my determination to learn...
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    Head gasket went pop again! Oil cooler?

    where would you guys stand if he tries to charge me again on the head gasket?
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    Head gasket went pop again! Oil cooler?

    I have a moddified afn tdi engine. Remapped and .215 nozzles. I see what you are saying siena. Hopefully there will be no reskimming, they did use new stetch bolts and the garage untill now has always been spot on. What happened was the oil all ran into the expansion tank and I was getting...
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    Head gasket went pop again! Oil cooler?

    OK the saga continues I got the car back and could tell something was up and then on the 3rd day of use at just about 200 miles it went pop again. Need another head gasket done! The garage have had a look and said it was prolly the oil cooler gone that made the headd gasket go. I need some...
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    Black smoke on tdi after head skimming

    Right ignore the above post I was only paying half attention at work whilst typing. The engine is loosing its oil quite fast say over 150 miles, it will be going into a garage asap, in the meantime I got some thicker oil and trying to see where leak is coming from. I have fingers crossed it is...
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    Black smoke on tdi after head skimming

    Hrmm the oil can light was flashing on earlier. I got a 35 mile journey home tonight is this bad? I need to check as everything looks ok in a way. The coolant tank is still pulling oil through even after a flush, could this be doing it?
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    Black smoke on tdi after head skimming

    Ahh balls, I might need a word with the garage then. Is retimming it a font end of job again? Edit: What affect can the timing be out do? I do 400-500 miles a week so just thought this is worth checking as I don't think I can get it in the garge for a few weeks
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    1.9TDI 110bhp re-map? Any experience here?

    Probably underpowered. As stock mine should be 110bhp. After getting the .216 nozzles fitted from .205 stock I did notice a big improvement but I did not get a RR before. After the new nozzles were fitted I made 110 bhp on a RR day (the 106 was on different rollers) Also my head gasket went...
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    Black smoke on tdi after head skimming

    Thats odd, what difference does having my head gasket make as it was ok before. Best bet just to turn things down a touch in vag com?
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    Black smoke on tdi after head skimming

    Hey guys, I have just had the head done on my 1.9 tdi after it went. I have noticed that under hard acceration/foot down most of the way I get a fair amount of smoke. But otherwise I don't notice it, also the car is taking 5 seconds or so to start from cold. Before the head went I got a...
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