Mixer motor is probably sticking due to lack of lubrication, search for detailed info but it's in the drivers foot well and unfortunately unlike the other four, that one is a total pain to reach and remove. I gave up trying to remove it and pried open the motors cover in situ to access the...
Followed this guide today, thanks very much it was extremely helpful. The lack of photo's didn't hurt things to much as the text was so detailed, but I took a few pics as we went to help
Pics started once the wipers were already removed as that's all pretty self explanatory, as well as the area...
I managed to get an aftermarket set by Depo for my saloon on eBay. Have you tried there? Depo lights are popular as they are also sold abroad, but they have a selector switch inside to swap between LHD and RHD.
That's the point, 507 is 'better' in the sense it's long life oil, but tbh the whole long life oil is questionable. You wouldn't keep washing dishes in used dirty water no matter how good the dish soap would you? The 507 long life oil is meant for 10-20k mile changes which is far to long. Focus...
That's the long life spec isn't it?
As long as you're using one of the two PD spec oils 505/507 (I think), you'll be fine regardless of brand. What's actually far more important is how regularly you change the oil, I've always changed at 5k miles.
Sounds about right the PD series were always a little laggy Vs the new common rail models, but that's what made them fun. If you want to be certain get vcds and log it on engine -> measuring block 11. This will show you requested boost Vs delivered by the turbo.
If it's like the TDI model, the coolant sensor itself has two circuits to send temperature information so you can have a weird situation where the sensor works on half the circuit only
Fit a new one, it's a cheap part and not very difficult to fit in most cases, just have more g12/g13 coolant...
Isn't there a low powered 1.9 TDI model in the b7 range? I'd have thought the mount would be identical.
Mine has the Passat mounts, changed before I bought the car. I cannot say I notice any issues with vibration, but yes it records a code in the logs
Tbh you're injectors are at their limit at 180, after that you're increasing duration which means higher egt's and smoke. I'd stick where you are.
The only turbo's I'd consider changing to are a more modern GTB or gtd turbo and purely for the faster spool up and reliability