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About 4eyes2wheels

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    Hockey - play for Leatherhead Hockey Club


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    Head of Technical Operations at Konetic Limite (www.konetic.com)
  1. Well I eventually got the tool from eBay. Problem was that the jaws didn't open wide enough to deal with the new clips when they were relaxed. After a few minutes trying to hold the pliers between my knees and open up the clip so it would fit I tried a different tack. Using the handles of the pliers not the jaws I was able to get the two ends close enough to be able to use the jaws, to I got that far and slipped the clip onto a steel travel cup which held the clip in the right position so I could then use the pliers as intended. Having done that is was easy!
  2. I have ordered the tool and hope it makes it easier.
  3. Hi there - Golf TDi question. Power is sometime being limited which I believe is down to a split in the turbo intercooler boost air intake hose. Bought one plus the two spring clamps but because I don't have super human hands I can't remove the ones or fit the new ones. Do I need a set of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Professional-Flat-Band-Hose-Clamp-Pliers-Tool-/110694572311?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item19c5e92117 to avoid a world of pain or is there something else I can do? Thanks in advance
  4. And the update today is that it's fine on the motorway again but a bit "kangaroo fuel" around 30 mph. plus the Check Engine Light came on this morning and it says Garage Emissions! Deep joy!
  5. Booked in for Monday for timing belt and water pump and to investigate this issue. Question about the MAF, which was new a few months ago. I started the car up at lunchtime and then unplugged the MAF connector - NO difference at all. Can rev the same with or without it . . . . does this tell me anything? Or does it just tell the forum I don't know what I am talking about?
  6. MAF was a genuine part yes. filled up with diesel and did the 50 miles to work, motorway fine, no power problems but last 3 miles through town it was jerky around 30 mph. Will be calling the garage soon!
  7. Been serviced by a home tuning enthusiast. last two years has had the right oil for sure as it has been serviced right had a new MAF 3 months ago, no warning lights. loads of smoke before the new MAF and now hardly any smoke off to the garage soon anyway as needs a new belt and water pump and maybe a new turbo!
  8. Looking back through the history it had a new turbo at 60k and again at 100k. Now at 143k is it time for another turbo?
  9. http://reallymeansounds.com/forum/threads/vw-golf-2-0-tdi-2006-limp-mode-when-accelerating-over-60mph.158739/ suggest turbo too!
  10. Thanks chaps, does seem turbo related I guess. Will have look in the light tomorrow.
  11. Former corrado vr6 owner here, looking for advice from the real vw experts. Driving home tonight, M2 and M25 for 45 miles, the TDi 4mo felt a bit fluttery on the throttle or was it wind buffeting? Then I realised I was slowing down and was at 60 mph at 2k rpm with the foot flat to the floor. Dropped to fifth and can get to 2.5k but not getting past 60. Dip clutch and I can Rev to the red line. Drop to fourth and I can get 3k but still only about 60. Up the long drag from junction 7 to 8 I had to drop to third and could only just do 40. Over the hill and down slope towards j9 I can eventually creep to 70. On the side roads to home it's not so obvious but down on power and acceleration. Very confused, no warning lights ..... Clutch? 143k miles on the clock. Would need to check history for clutch change if at all. Turbo? Need some advice please.
  12. The seat belt repair man has been and replaced the mechanism for £100 plus VAT - I got a discount for having removed the trim. This was three weeks faster than VW could help me and I suspect a third of the price! Only wrinkle is the air bag light that is on . . . suspect the fault code generated by the sensor being unplugged needs to be cleared with VAG COM
  13. Cheers Portent, may look at this lot to sort the problem on my behalf! http://www.seatbeltservice.co.uk/mobile-service.htm
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