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    170 TDI rough idle, smoke etc help needed !

    My car is a 2008 BRD 170 TDI, 130k miles. I've got the usual rough running and smoke whilst warming up that seems to crop up. The egr and manifold have been cleaned in the last 2000 miles and injectors were replaced in July 2013 When the car starts and warmed up its fine, its the bit in between...
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    Changed Gearbox Oil Now Crunch Into 2nd !

    Changed the gearbox oil today on my 170 TDI fwd after 130k miles, maintenance really but hopefully to cure a notchy 1st-2nd gear change. I used 75 w90 fully synthetic box oil from eurocarparts with slick 50 additive which I've had good results on other cars. Went for a drive and the change up...
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    2.0 Tdi Manual Gearbox Oil Type/capacity

    As above really, planning on changing the 'box oil after 130k miles on my 170 tdi as preventative maintenance. Anyone done this, any hints/tips ? Thanks
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    170 Tdi Strange Boost Noise - Any Ideas ?

    My 2008 brd engine 170 tdi (130k miles) makes a very odd noise when accelerating gently or feathering/coming off the the throttle, its hard to describe but sounds almost like a dump valve or the turbo blowing off into the airbox or possibly the turbo stalling. There's no noise if you plant your...
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    170 tdi tailpipes full of black soot

    Just wondered if the tailpipes should be clean on the inside, mine are thick with black soot ! The DPF is intact and the car runs well, injectors replaced July 2013. MPG on a recent 500 mile trip to North Wales and back averaged 44MPG which is pretty good. Other DPF equipped cars I've seen have...
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    170 tdi DPF, where is it ?

    Probably a dumb question but looking under the car all I can see is the exhaust all the way to the engine. Where would the DPF be located exactly, just wondering if it might have had a delete ? It's an 08 plate 170 tdi avant Thanks
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    170 TDI BRD engine owners - have you had oil pump issues ? (poll)

    I've had my 170 TDI for a few weeks now and was fully aware of the oil pump issues before buying. I've read all manor of threads on the subject and just end up going round in circles. I realise the earlier 'chain driven' cars are the worst but how many of us with the brd 170 engines have or have...
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    cruise control install - tools question

    Going to install my cruise at the weekend, anyone know the size and particularly the length of the torx driver needed to remove the steering cowl ? Any other tool advice appreciated ! Thanks
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    170 TDI manifold actuator - help needed please

    I've just discovered the vacuum diaphragm has split and the valve won't be working now. Question is, what exactly does it do ? Do I need to replace it straight away or can it wait a while until I remove the egr and manifold for a clean ? Also, can anyone help with a list of gasket part numbers...
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    Help in buying a 2.0 tdi needed please - are they all bad ?

    I'm looking at buying a 2.0 tdi either 140 fwd or 170 fwd/quattro. Do all the oil pump/balancer shaft problems tend to happen at a certain mileage, and would it therefore be better to buy a high mileage car in the hope it's been repaired ? Are there any indications that problems are on the...
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    fuel prices in europe

    Cast your eyes on this, enough to make you cry actually ! Rip off UK springs to mind, check out Libya !!!!!!! Fuel-prices-europe.info - Current Fuel Prices in Europe
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    Wheels and tyres - decent price ?

    Just been offered a set of 4 RS6 replicas 18" in immaculate unmarked condition for my 2.5Q avant, 6 months old with 4x Vredstein Ultrac Sessantas 235/40 x 18 all with 6mm+ tread for £400. Seems like an ok price to me even though they're replicas. What does anyone think ?
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    2.5 tdi egr problem - update

    Tried to remove my egr valve this weekend but failed miserably (how do you remove the 2 x 13mm bolts on the exhaust inlet pipe - impossible!!!!!!!!) What I did find was a probable boost leak and reason for the soot on my inlet manifold - see pics........ Check your pipe if you've got soot on...
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    2.5 tdi Help to identify part

    Whilst looking over the engine bay today I noticed this valve on the inlet manifold where it joins to the pipe from the intercooler, the vac line has been disconnected (or not reconnected ?) and I was wondering what it was and what effect it's having if any Many thanks
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    2.5 tdi egr valve help please - pics included

    Doing some odd jobs today and noticed the egr valve has soot all around it as per the pictures. I guess the diaphragm may be shot ? The question is, do I delete altogether or source a replacement part ? A few weeks ago I plugged the vac line but the car threw a dash light after a few miles so...
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    Swap or p/x 2003 A4 Quattro Avant 2.5 tdi auto for anything manual - read on !

    I haven't had my car long but the auto box is proving very difficult for my other half, I'm therefore looking to swap or p/x (money either way) for a B6 or B7 avant manual 1.9, 2.0 (140 or 170) or 2.5 (tdi's only) fwd or quattro anything considered. My car is a '53 plate 2.5tdi avant quattro se...
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    Swap or p/x 2003 A4 Quattro Avant 2.5 tdi auto for anything manual - read on !

    I haven't had my car long but the auto box is proving very difficult for my other half, I'm therefore looking to swap or p/x (money either way) for a B6 or B7 avant manual 1.9, 2.0 (140 or 170) or 2.5 (tdi's only) fwd or quattro anything considered. My car is a '53 plate 2.5tdi avant quattro se...
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    2.5 tdi BAU - is my timing too retarded ?

    Been checking the car over now and decided to check the injection timing is ok after a recent belt change. So in basic settings group 4 I have - 835 RPM, coolant at 93.5 deg. Early = 14.8 to 15 deg, cold start 25.4% to 27% Late = 0.2 to 0.8 deg, cold start 100.2% (no fluctuation) The reason for...
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    2.5 TDI quattro a bit more help needed please......

    I've been driving the car for over a week now and have a couple of questions Firstly, its a tiptronic auto and when driving in d you can also change the gears with the 'wheel mounted buttons - is this normal ? Secondly it's the old mpg issue, I've searched various threads but can't narrow down...
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    2.5tdi quattro auto owners - advice needed please

    Only had the car about a week now, '53 plate avant on 170k miles and loving it so far ! Not having driven the tip auto before I'm just wondering if the box is natuarly quite lazy ? When pulling away from a standstill slowly the revs rise to 2000rpm ish and the car gathers momentum but it...
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