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  • eugopnosaj's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Morning all. Yesterday my Jeep and I were involved in a relatively slow side impact collision with a Fiesta (which came off a lot worse) I have...
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  • pfnsht's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I've had a indicative quote from Stealth for clutch, chains, head refurb and gasket for 1650 inc VAT. It's going to take a few months to pull that...
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • seanl82's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    seanl82 replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    From what I've heard, the valves can be replaced but the send back unrepairable units if there is physical damage either internally or externally, as...
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    I suppose it depends what was wrong with it ultimately. As you say they can't get new parts.
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • Dox's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    Dox replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    There are people on this forum who've had there units returned to them after being charged the initial testing fee and the units deemed unrepairable....
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    They are usually very reliable, I've no doubt the supply of working valves will not disappear for a while.
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • JonhG's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    I used the https://rental24h.com/ hire car service. Quite satisfactory. The benefit is that the Internet is always there. Because we was be in a...
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  • Keyo's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Def one of those jobs that is worth getting a fixed price and calling experienced VW specialist. The last owner had it done down south it would prob...
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I suppose it could be burning oil too, it's just I've never seen the puffs of blue and have had my wife follow while I drive. If sporadic I would...
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • Dox's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Dox replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    As I understand it spares are unavailable for the pumps, BBA cannibalise old units and reflow the solder joints to produce a Frankenstein, so there's...
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I was going to say exactly this. Doesn't look too bad to me.. FWIW they also burn a lot sporadically at this sort of age so judge it on how badly you...
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Cheers Keyo. I was hoping to have a cheaper year this year having spent £3,750 on it last year!
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    I wouldnt get to overwhelmed by it old cars always leak a bit of oil in the engine bay. If you want to be proactive you could have a compression test...
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Cheers guys. The crank seal probably should be changed when having chains done, along with the clutch. The crank seal sits behind the flywheel so...
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    Don't know whether it was a coincidence but my abs unit went shortly after the car spent a day in the oven after some paintwork got done. But yes....
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    dr_mat replied to a thread Headlights still poor in Exterior
    For the record, today I succeeded in using a pair of adjusters off a MK1 Scirocco (£2 each from VW heritage), an M5 lock nut and a 40mm penny washer...
    6 replies | 795 view(s)
  • NWDSdax's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    NWDSdax replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    The spare unit is faulty also! But I can send that one off to be repaired, then once it detours just a matter of swapping them over rather than...
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Would crank seal be commonly changed when changing the timing belt because I believe the gearbox has to be removed.
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • fla's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    fla replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Might be the main crank seal which is behind the gearbox. You can get a seal.conditioner by Forte which does a lot to stop seal leaks by allowing...
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • petemcr's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    petemcr replied to a thread Spare ISV for testing in Wanted
    Not sure if the ISV is used straight away or if it goes off once fast idle goes off but I just started it with the pipe off that had the valve...
    16 replies | 259 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Run your finger under the Manifold breather hose and see if there is any oil , its not a huge lot of oil but over time can lead to an oily engine bay.
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • pfnsht's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    pfnsht replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Cheers Keyo. Just done the pressure switches (as they were leaking too!). The oil cooler looked fine a couple of months ago... but you never know. ...
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Oil Leak & Timing Chains in Engine Bay
    Looking more like £1600 for parts and laboour for new seals chains guides etc. My new Rado chains done by the last owner and that was how much it...
    12 replies | 117 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Spare ISV for testing in Wanted
    Early VR6 dont have the PVC Valve I beleive maybe they dont work as well these fitted god knows.
    16 replies | 259 view(s)
  • Keyo's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    Keyo replied to a thread Spare ISV for testing in Wanted
    This one might be a bit better quality as cost in the fifties(make an offer) and a 4 year guarantee descirbed as heavy duty , never heard of the...
    16 replies | 259 view(s)
  • seanl82's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Even better Rob! I don't really know how they're made up but I think the in tank unit is made up of a few parts from what I remember. The pump itself...
    11 replies | 265 view(s)
  • Jim Bowen's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Jim Bowen replied to a thread Spare ISV for testing in Wanted
    I got an ebay one and it sorted my idle out and has been good for a few years now
    16 replies | 259 view(s)
  • Dox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Dox replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    The wiring should just be long enough to unplug and reconnect to your spare unit, then you can scan again
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • robrado974's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I thought The Bosch pump was £58.00 or around that price Sean ?. I’ve been looking into getting one as well .
    11 replies | 265 view(s)
  • NWDSdax's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    NWDSdax replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    I did clear them with my code reader and they came back immediately.
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • seanl82's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Well it produced 195.9 bhp, 196 lb ft torque on the RR at stealth (a couple of years ago but only about 1k miles ago) so don't think it's struggling...
    11 replies | 265 view(s)
  • seanl82's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    seanl82 replied to a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    Have you cleared the codes from within the specific abs test then tried again? I was chasing codes that weren't there as they don't clear when...
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • maff's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    maff replied to a thread Hot start/running problems in Engine Bay
    Can’t be a bad thing to replace, my car had done near 200,000 miles, enginerrbuilt though, so the pump was never going to be strong. Just think of...
    11 replies | 265 view(s)
  • NWDSdax's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    NWDSdax started a thread ABS fault codes in Drivetrain
    My corrado 1994 vr6 ABS isn’t working! Scanning it brings up 4 codes 00259 Abs inlet valve front right (N99) 00276 Abs outlet valve left rear...
    10 replies | 95 view(s)
  • olivier's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    under construction
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  • robrado974's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    robrado974 replied to a thread Spare ISV for testing in Wanted
    Call it a tenner plus pnp . If you still need it pm me your details and I will send it to you .
    16 replies | 259 view(s)
  • seanl82's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Glad you've got it sorted! My gauge drops when climbing (or descending, I can't remember it's been so long since I've driven it!), so thinking of...
    11 replies | 265 view(s)
  • seanl82's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    seanl82 replied to a thread Spare ISV for testing in Wanted
    I know some have used them and they've worked (which is why I tried it), but unfortunately not for me!
    16 replies | 259 view(s)
  • dr_mat's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    The only way to fix traffic problems is for fewer people to drive .. that's it. And that means people have to either work less far from home (average...
    14 replies | 394 view(s)
  • petemcr's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    petemcr replied to a thread Spare ISV for testing in Wanted
    Good to know the eBay ones aren't worth getting, I was debating them but at least they're known to be no good, back to the drawing board. Will need...
    16 replies | 259 view(s)
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