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  1. max69vk

    The MAF issue you may not know about...

    Bit of a random one I know, but as this is an almost unknown issue that is such an easy fix, I thought it best to mention... Now this issue predominantly affects TDI models, but also has the potential to affect petrol models as well, and specifically relates to the electrical plug connection to...
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    Will they fit?

    My Fat Fives are looking a little rough round the edges so I've decided I'll get them sent off for a refurb, now as I needed some wheels to use as I went on the hunt for some temporary rims... The search took a bit of a turn & ended up being an upgrade in the form of a set of genuine 19"...
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    Different Eibach Springs with same part code?

    This seems a bit strange, but having nothing to do at some point this morning I decided to start thumbing through some of the paperwork I've accumulated through working on the car & was trying to decipher the info in German received with my Eibach Sportlines. Looking at the kit E20-15-007-04-22...
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    Inlet manifold torque settings?

    As 99% of my life is currently in storage while I wait to move house I stupidly boxed up all of my manuals & data sheets so I can't get to to the damn things! Can anyone tell me the torque settings for the inlet manifold bolts for a PD170? Thanks.
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    TDI 170 Rough engine shutdown - At my wits end!

    For the last few months I've had a slightly annoying 'rough' shutdown when I turn off the engine. Initially I was convinced I had an issue with a leaking EGR valve as the engine seemed to shut down a lot smoother when the engine was turned off during a regen, however after fitting a new ASV &...
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    Door lock/actuator failure

    Well my drivers door unit has finally given up so it will only lock but not unlock from the remote. Thankfully I can lock & unlock manually with the key, the only bad part being that doing it this way the alarm doesn't turn off! I've had the door lock unit out & one of the micro switches in the...
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    EGR cooler flap leak issue?

    I'm wondering if anyone had any experience of this? I'm currently trying to trace a slightly annoying issue on engine shutdown which essentially manifests itself in an ever so slight rumble/vibration when the engine is turned off. Initially I thought this was an issue with the EGR & ASV but...
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    Poor sound insulation?

    Is it me or does the 8P have really poor internal sound insulation? I've only just started to notice this after having sat in a friends Alfa GTD & the in laws MK6 Golf GTD. From the outside both cars sound like absolute tanks compared to my PD (bearing in mind the Golf is a CR too), yet when...
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    Dodgy diesel...

    BBC News - Biofuel suspected in probe into diesel breakdowns Finally this is being investigated, I wonder how many vehicles this has actually affected?!
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    Anyone know where to get a Forge Boost hose kit for the PD170

    Before anyone says it... Forge have apparently discontinued the kit & I cant find anyone with it in stock! I've got a suspected boost leak & for the price of the OEM hoses I might as well buy some uprated ones, so any help here would be welcome!
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    Finally the new shoes are on...

    Shame I haven't had the time to fit the new springs yet :(
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    Petrol guage readings off since remap.

    Bit random I know but I've noticed that when I put my remap on the car (using an STS unit) the petrol gauge reads incorrectly. Below us a picture were I've absolutely brimmed the tank then applied the map & the guage has dropped, I'd done 0.3 of a mile since the fill up!
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    Random 'SAFE' message on dash clock

    Got into the car this morning & drive to work but for some reason the windows wouldn't go down, also when I looked at the dash the date in the speedo display wasn't there & was displaying 'SAFE' (see pic below). I pulled the car over turned it off & on & all was normal again, it has nothing to...
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    Brake Bias settings

    After replacing some rather shockingly worn brake pads on the motor at the weekend I've noticed that the brake bias seems to have shifted more towards the rear of the car. I've checked the fitting & cycled the ABS & its made no difference, after doing a bit of online searching it appears that...
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    Just a warning....

    Never rely on the brake pad indicator to tell you when they need replacing... Nuff said!
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    Air vents. Standard, Custom, or 2009 versions?

    Decided to fit some new '2009' all silver vents to the car, but for some reason they just never looked right to me. So one bored night I decided to have play with a spare set of vents I had lying around them to see what if anything could be done with them. A simple swap of parts & I think they...
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    Annoying Vibration, totally stumped! Ideas please...

    Long story unfortunately but ultimately my PD170 has an annoying as hell vibration/drone that can be felt mainly through the pedals & steering wheel starting at around 1400rpm all the way to 1800rpm before it disappears. Either side of this RPM range the engine & ride is smooth as silk with no...
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    ADVICE NEEDED - What would you do?

    Long story short, decided to get my wheels refurbished, negotiated a price, they came collected them 'refurbished' them & bought them back. This is where the problems started... When they were taken away I was told that the finish I wanted could be difficult to achieve, however having seen...
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    HOW TO GUIDE: PD TDI INJECTOR ADJUSTMENT/CLEARANCE/LASH

    There seems to be a lot of questions/issues regarding injector clearances floating around at the moment - Especially after the injector recall. For anyone who feels competent enough and has access to the right tools (nothing too specialist) below is a basic guide on how to adjust/check your...
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    RNSE-G retrofit with BT module & iPod AMI unit.

    Couple of quick questions. Im finally getting round to fitting my iPod connector & BT module to my RNSE-G but have just realised I dont have the cable to connect the iPod unit (8E0 857 925 D), Im guessing it would be the the same as the CD changer cable? But if not what cable do I need? Also...
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