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  1. piglet14

    Aftermarket replacement manifold for swirl flap fault

    If it's the ones from Poland, then yes, no complaints, engineering looked good and it cleared the swirl flap fault.
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    3.0tdi intake removal and clean..

    I did mine when I changed the manifolds. I had remap & EGR delete, and blanked the EGR port. The turbo duct was clean & shiny up to where the EGR T's in, from there on it was all thick tar. The duct work I did in caustic soda, the replacement manifolds were clean anyway but the 24 valve ports...
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    Cheapest place to buy car battery ?

    Think it was a 019 that I fitted in the 3.0tdi and it is too long, sits on the AC pipes at one end
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    3.0 TDI Oil Question

    I bought a 20l cube of VW/Audi 507 Quantum from TPS for 60 odd quid. That's what I would hope to be given with a main agent service, without all the market branding!
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    Advice on tow bar fitting for B7 A4 Estate S-Line

    Yeup, I self fitted, first detachable kit I bought from an Italian manufacturer, I sent back because the detachable mechanism was rubbish. Ended up buying a used fixed which wasn't for an S-line and the swan neck fouled the bumper slightly, the S-line has a sort of double chin, anyway I made it...
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    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