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    Yes it is a common job for us, in fact the 2010...

    Yes it is a common job for us, in fact the 2010 Passat we have bought as a courtesy car needs a full on rebuild and floor treatment. Some of these can get out of hand cost wise and it becalmed a...
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    Yes adding an accessory such as a dash cam can...

    Yes adding an accessory such as a dash cam can definitely be a suspect as how it is constantly powered and ignition trigged is dependant on the installer and it is easy to see a signal on a wire of a...
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    It is a very difficult thing to quantify; what...

    It is a very difficult thing to quantify; what you visualise and can afforded against what the car needs to achieve this, then how you and the “restorer” can achieve this visualisation within their...
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    Your T3 (Transporter 3, a type 25) did not have...

    Your T3 (Transporter 3, a type 25) did not have CAN BUS electronics, think of this system as a number of digital electronic s boxes which can communicate with each other via a unit rather like a...
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    What is the part number of the wheel and the year...

    What is the part number of the wheel and the year of your T5.
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    This is an extremely common problem, the pump is...

    This is an extremely common problem, the pump is on the front of the engine and can only be accessed by from below. There are two different brands of pump used, Pierburg or Buehler and each has a...
  7. The improved piston part number is 03C 107 065 K...

    The improved piston part number is 03C 107 065 K in the UK these cost 161 each from a VW dealer, not including UK taxes. You can buy these on line very easily for much less from Nural, Mahle and KS,...
  8. The system is prone to leaks so bad water can...

    The system is prone to leaks so bad water can literally drip off the roof lining into your lap, which is unpleasant.... it is an expensive part 242.26, 1K9 877 651 9B9
  9. I toured the California JE plant in the early...

    I toured the California JE plant in the early 90s and specified their slugs in my 2.2 but had nightmares although that was due to bad design, not manufacturer.
  10. I check my own pistons and order rods balanced...

    I check my own pistons and order rods balanced over all and end to end <1 gram difference and have the crank, pulley and flywheel/clutch balanced locally. Then for fussy applications such as a 3L VR6...
  11. I would start with a throttle body clean and...

    I would start with a throttle body clean and re-adaption to the engine ECU, the latter of which your code reader will not do.
  12. Beware of investing in a non EU6 compliant Diesel...

    Beware of investing in a non EU6 compliant Diesel if you live within/near or use any of the upcoming and in use Toxicity zones such as London, Birmingham and Leeds.
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    Do you know which part has failed?

    Do you know which part has failed?
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    That code is indicative of a vacuum control...

    That code is indicative of a vacuum control system air leak so the integrity of the system needs checking from the source take off on the servo feed pipe from the vacuum pump.
  15. If it is for replacing a broken one, there are...

    If it is for replacing a broken one, there are repair kits for the bearings and securing clips.
  16. Thread: Hey everyone

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    I hope you don't live or have to pass through...

    I hope you don't live or have to pass through this area in your car
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    You can fit the factory rough road 20-mm raised...

    You can fit the factory rough road 20-mm raised suspension parts very easily.
  18. Thread: Startup Rattle

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    It may be worth people keeping these cars well...

    It may be worth people keeping these cars well maintained and having the chains done before they fail as I think cars like this are going to be highly sought after by people on a restricted budget....
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    I have emailed you the Self Study Pack for the...

    I have emailed you the Self Study Pack for the 0A5 transmission.
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    That is the 0A5 series box, also known als the ....

    That is the 0A5 series box, also known als the . Unfortunately at the moment all I have available is in German as my English language copy of ELSA VW corrupted and will now not open and I have been...
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    There are many good brands, Febi, F A G (stupid...

    There are many good brands, Febi, F A G (stupid language filter) and SKF are three and given the choice and time to order them in, it is always Febi for me. There are four different wheel bearings...
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    Have you been to the VW dealer? The number plate...

    Have you been to the VW dealer? The number plate light design changed in 2011 from the Passat Estate 3B5 998 026 A to the multi vehicle 5N0 943 021 B which not very many companies offer, they are...
  23. I have an ABF in my Golf 2 running 48 Weber Alpha...

    I have an ABF in my Golf 2 running 48 Weber Alpha throttle bodies and it is bored stroked out to 2143cc, I built it about 25 years ago and still have it. I built it with a custom made 99mm crank and...
  24. I don't trust that code read and you have stored...

    I don't trust that code read and you have stored an Air Mass Meter code now by running it unplugged so you need to start again with a read, print and clear, drive it to generate the fault and then...
  25. I think the best idea would be a session on the...

    I think the best idea would be a session on the VAG ODIS system where the server in Germany will check the values and the software level and set them accordingly to what the car should have as...
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