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  1. piglet14

    3.0 tdi cleaning cylinder heads???

    Good luck with the walnuts! I had the EGR deleted with a ST1 remap, fitted a home made plate (baked bean tin) No flat spots or hesitancy, happy daze.
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    3.0 tdi cleaning cylinder heads???

    I cleaned all my ports when I did my EGR blank/delete. Fiddly & time consuming, but I used diesel, paint brush & cloth. & fingers
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    Lower front arm tool

    Thanks for the reply, I did try a few sharp blows,,, before the air chisel. With the hub on the bench I cut the arm away and popped the taper in the vice, then pushed the bush back home. Still looking for a good separator for the other side though.
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    Lower front arm tool

    I've had a nightmare time picking apart the front suspension without the right tools. The rear lower I managed with a 19mm fork but the scissor I bought for the front won't go into place. Can anyone specify a separator for the front lower? Thanks
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    Bottom ball joint help please

    So, changing front lower control arm, without a ball joint separator and I've pushed the steel insert half way out. 1. Can someone send me link for a separator that will work. 2. How to proceed from here, with insert half in/half out? Thanks
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    Generic 12N bypass relay?

    Morning all, Can't avoid having a towbar any longer. His anyone had success with a universal bypass relay? Trying to avoid coding, not worried about extra features, just need basic trailer lights. Thanks
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    Cheapest place to buy car battery ?

    I bought eBay item No. 180840809877 for the 3.0Tdi Same size as the original & works fine. £80 delivered.
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    Is this common knowledge?

    My cars back together so here is a web photo showing the filter clipped into the end of the induction tube where it clips onto the air box. Part No. 8E0129054
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    Is this common knowledge?

    Recycling a 7 year old thread! Air intake pre-filter mesh, reading above I'm wondering if these are on 3.0tdi only. Mines looking tatty so I've ordered a replacement. It's tempting to remove it, but it does stop leaves & insects cluttering up the air box, however it does need regularish...
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    Dash cam power from overhead panel?

    As title, is there a 12v source in the overhead panel I can tap into? Thanks
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    Which oil should we be using?

    I bought a 20l 'box' of Quantum from TPS to the spec in the handbook. This is the VAG approved stuff and the price on 20l was quite acceptable, around 60 quid.
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    3.0Tdi battery tray

    It doesn't have a strap, just a clamp at the bottom that you can't see without stripping away all the plumbing & wiring!
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    3.0Tdi battery tray

    Thanks, should have bought a shorter battery then.
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    3.0Tdi battery tray

    Just fitting a new battery, and what a fight that is. Anyway, there is no tray as such and the battery is hard on the A/C pipes running underneath. Is this correct? The car has always been main agent serviced and I would guess it's the original battery. Car is a S-line Quattro Avant auto. Thanks
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    Paddleshift question (3.0Tdi s-line)

    Yes that's exactly what I meant. No hidden trick then.
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    Paddleshift question (3.0Tdi s-line)

    Might be a daft question but is there a sneaky way of restoring auto while driving without shifting the T-bar across & back? Feels like it needs a 'back to auto' button on the steering wheel. Thanks
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    Just got my 3.0Tdi and now working through the faults - help!

    As above you need to scan it. I bought OBDeleven, 70 quid or thereabouts.
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    Urgent advice please! 3.0Tdi viewing tomorrow

    If it's a S-line auto I believe they all had paddle shift as standard. I think they make a great cruiser, lots of grunt and plenty quick but not what I'd call a full on sports, definitely a car for the open road. Also be aware, road tax is £330 or thereabouts and it seems to like tyres.
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    Urgent advice please! 3.0Tdi viewing tomorrow

    I have a 56 plate Avant 3.0 S-line Quattro, I love it but a touch thirsty for a runaround, I average 31 worked from receipts, ignore what the dash computer says. You don't mention transmission, mine is auto by choice, but I guess manuals are less to go wrong except the clutch. Some have DPF some...
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