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  1. As Keith says, a fault code read will show much...

    As Keith says, a fault code read will show much you need to know.
  2. Thread: TRW brakes

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    I went on a tour of a TRW brake plant a few years...

    I went on a tour of a TRW brake plant a few years ago in GERMANY.
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    It has been an endemic issue since the PQ34...

    It has been an endemic issue since the PQ34 platform came out in 1998 and has carried on through PQ35 and 46 into MQB and is down to the side engine support design for refinement and the lower torque...
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    They only see survival, you will come to...

    They only see survival, you will come to appreciate the balance between cash and survival as you get older.
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    There is no proper ignition live feed as int olde...

    There is no proper ignition live feed as int olde days, to get that signal you need to use a CAN BUS adapter which will give you a correct line 15 signal.
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    What is it working?

    What is it working?
  7. ALL the vacuum to the system is provided by the...

    ALL the vacuum to the system is provided by the vacuum pump and NOTHING else so, whatever else you find is a small oilly red mackerel....
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    You are only as wise as the BS you are fed, the...

    You are only as wise as the BS you are fed, the chaps selling the cars off of the floor are only trying to make a living and feed their families....
  9. I can’t check until Monday but I believe the...

    I can’t check until Monday but I believe the signal to the mirror indicator comes from the door control unit, i.e. the winder motor box
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    You won’t find one as they are almost car...

    You won’t find one as they are almost car specific and many systems are not fused being controlled by the central electrics system.
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    My mistakes like that happen when it is late,...

    My mistakes like that happen when it is late, sort of around 2 hours after getting home...
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    What caught every car manufacturer offering...

    What caught every car manufacturer offering petrol engines was the need to fit a particulate filter like on Diesel engines, the technology and production capabilities were simply not there. You will...
  13. Failure of the vacuum pump is possible but you...

    Failure of the vacuum pump is possible but you would expect some engine EGR and turbo fault codes in the engine as they use the same vacuum source so it may well be a failing servo as this does...
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    I can’t remember what the specs are, I would need...

    I can’t remember what the specs are, I would need to look it up. I think it is almost inevitable that the lower link inner and track control links bushes are worn. We like to fit Powerflex on the...
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    The ECU has very accurate engine position and...

    The ECU has very accurate engine position and speed sensing so in conjunction with it seeing raised emissions via the two lambda sensors, it can tell which cylinder is the problem. EU4 rules state...
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    It could be a fault in the rack, u/j shaft,...

    It could be a fault in the rack, u/j shaft, column motor, a ball joint or something else, I have not had to work on the system yet. Yes it uses a column motor like many other small cars from...
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    Ask any local VAG specialists, many of us now...

    Ask any local VAG specialists, many of us now have ODIS (when it flipping works!).
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    The testing program has become a nightmare where...

    The testing program has become a nightmare where you are a tiny cog, you will have to wait until the problems are sorted out. It is so bad that all the testing facilities in Europe are booked solid.
  19. Thread: Best stereo

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    Yes, spend 1K on the Kenwood head unit.

    Yes, spend 1K on the Kenwood head unit.
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    That engine is 272PS, no sorry found it on ETKA...

    That engine is 272PS, no sorry found it on ETKA but it isn't shown on the VW configurator here or in Germany, it will be a CZPB or DKZA engine.
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    A very simple test for this is to clear the codes...

    A very simple test for this is to clear the codes with the engine running, if it goes back to 3 cylinders for a while then it's off with its head.
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    The system used is a bit of a departure for VW,...

    The system used is a bit of a departure for VW, with their electric rack or electro hydraulic pump and conventional hydraulic rack but this is a steering column system like froggy cars have used for...
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    Do you mean a TDI 190, not a TSI 190?

    Do you mean a TDI 190, not a TSI 190?
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    You can't just disconnect the alarm on a type 36,...

    You can't just disconnect the alarm on a type 36, it is an integral part of the convenience system CAN BUS networked with the rest of the car, you need to know what is wrong via a fault code read and...
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    And the daft thing there is both share the exact...

    And the daft thing there is both share the exact same rear suspension design.
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