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Old 15-01-2017, 11:37 PM   #61
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Ah sorry didn't realise. Think they are standard over the range so just get one from a breaker
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Old 16-01-2017, 10:17 PM   #62
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Update - 16/01/2017

I was out Saturday evening and my brakes locked up on me. Luckily, no accident happened, brakes seemed to go back to normal and all was well. Luckily for me I have already purchased my brake booster pipe.

So once I had finished my work for the day today, I had a quick swap over of the pipe. This is the pipe that comes out of the inlet to the bulkhead and connects to another pipe.

First off was removing the VW horrible one time use clips.



Now for the offending pipe... (This pipe was actually no longer attached to the rest of the vacuum system, obviously came off when my brakes locked up on me and explained the horrible idle)





Where it was supposed to be attached too...



The replacement in all its glory, nice and shiny too.





The idle on startup improved dramatically, the drive now seems smoother when not accelerating but not completely cured. I'm half now thinking it may be the ignition amplifier as it was not replaced with a genuine part.

I noticed my reverse lights were not working, so I removed the bulb from each side (one was led and one was standard but neither worked).



For some reason they still didn't work upon replacement. Anyone with any ideas as to why please throw them my way.

Of course when sorting one issue another arises, literally in a matter of minutes.

I'm already aware that I need a door lock module for my O/S/R and this door stays locked unless I need to open it then I do that internally. But when I got home from work the car was locking and unlocking on the remote. So had to lock the door with the key and see how that goes. Joys of a MK4 ringing bells.

Anyway a couple of photos I took a few mornings ago while letting the car warm up. (I have since replaced my number plates with a correctly spaced plate too)





More updates soon.
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Old 19-01-2017, 10:08 PM   #63
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Update - 19/01/2017

Nothing exciting here, just keeping the thread alive.

Pollen filter changed spare half hour at the end of work..



Also changed my interior alarm sensor switch on the drivers side, bit fiddly with my big hands but hey ho.



Have priced up a few parts from TPS that I shall order soon.

I think I am going to pull the starter motor down, give it a clean and a grease. I'm not feeling comfortable with the people that have told me buying a new one, the noise will just happen again 6 or so months down the line due to drying out.

Couple options are to use CV grease or red grease. If you have a preferred option feel free to give me a heads up?

Pics soon. Hate taking phone photos ha.
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Old 20-01-2017, 10:23 PM   #64
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Update - 20/01/2017

Managed to get a couple more bits done today. One of my mates at work suggested doing the gearbox oil, at first I wasn't sure as I wanted to check the oil it took etc. But what the hell, it's a 16/17 year old 5 speed manual, anything in there is better than what was put in 90k ago I'm sure. Probably not been changed before. Regardless it can make do for a temp flush through oil.

Anyway I'm glad I did. It looked like hot chocolate.





This was the replacement for now..

75W-80



Last item on my service list to change was my fuel filter. The one on there was changed recently and for a genuine one. But for peace of mind and so I know when next due I changed it anyway and used the correct jubilee clamp.







Even had time to chuck in an air con bomb.



Now today I finally stuck my car on VAGCOM and too many fault codes for my liking. Some I'm already aware of, some I'm hoping are old faults that were not ever cleared before or relate to my current juddering issue.

- 18010 / P1602 - Power Supply Terminal 30 (Hopefully just a new battery required, it's had a new alternator)
- 00544 - Maximum Boost Pressure Exceeded (Could be the ignition amplifier that was changed previously, a friend has told me that it could be the N75 valve)
- 16500 / P0116 - Engine Coolant Temp Sensor On my list already
- 16514 / P0130 - Oxygen (Lambda) Sensor B1 S1 Could relate to my over fueling?
- 00953 - Interior Light Time Limit No idea, have noticed tonight the interior lights are not working, now can't think if there were before or not, my guess is they didn't
- 01334 - Door Control Module Rear Right This is the door that stays locked and is on my list
- 01335 - Interior Monitoring Sensors Hoping this is just related to the switch I changed over
- 00943 - Heated Exterior Mirror Drivers Side No surprise - it's an old car - didn't work on the passat either
- 01358 - Internal Central Locking Switch Drivers Side Implausible Signal Probably explains my remote being a c**t sometimes
- 00944 - Heated Exterior Mirror Passengers Side Again no surprise and that is the least of my worries for now
- 00930 - Locking Module For Central Locking Rear Left Linked to my remote locking not working I assume

Going to be working through the codes anyway, none are that serious in all honesty just annoying and I was aware of the majority so to speak, looks a lot more than it really is.

Any help regarding central locking and over boosting would be great.

Updates again real soon.
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Old 20-01-2017, 10:45 PM   #65
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Could possibly be the reverse switch if your lights are not working

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Old 24-01-2017, 12:50 PM   #66
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- 00544 - Maximum Boost Pressure Exceeded (Could be the ignition amplifier that was changed previously, a friend has told me that it could be the N75 valve)

Had a similar one on my 20vt Ibiza FR in the last year... you'll know if it happens as it will put you into limp mode for a while whilst it sorts itself out.
In my case it was a worn original N75 valve not controlling boost as it should, £40 genuine replacement and it was sorted. You'll find there are various versions of N75 out there, with different revisions being noted by what letter they have at the end, might be worth checking what you have, the earlier ones were notoriously tetchy.
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Old 24-01-2017, 04:15 PM   #67
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Keeping the thread alive.

Car has been frosting up like a gooden.

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Lovely jubbly, keep it coming, a really interesting read.
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Old 30-01-2017, 11:01 PM   #69
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Update - 30/01/2017

Not really updated this too much. Been picking up a few second hand parts to freshen up the car. This including brakes, bodywork, mounts and interior bits. This included a 360 mile round trip for me as I went with a friend in his van kindly enough. I luckily also got bargains on my parts.

I have picked up a bonnet / front bumper / rear bumper in my colour, just waiting on getting 2 wings now. Never got any photos of these just as yet.

Some black carpet / parcel shelf / glovebox and other various plastics.



I mentioned previously that my dogbone mount that is currently on the car is a euro car parts special and has started to fail, even though it was replaced recently. On that note I collected an original dog bone mount, took it apart and cleaned it up. This one is now being polybushed. I have put a Super Pro circular poly bush in one end and now just need to order the 2 poly bushes for the opposite end and can fit to my car.









I managed to get my hand on a set of MK1 Audi TT front and rear brakes for a steal, also round the corner to my work which was even better.

This takes my front brakes from 288mm up to 312mm and takes my rear brakes from 232mm solid discs to 256mm vented discs.

Upon collection..



Spent some free time at work taking the caliper apart, removing the sliding pins, piston & seals etc. The piston was in pretty condition apart from the rusted section on the outside. But no scoring internally. Could do with maybe sticking the calipers in a parts washer to degrease them but unfortunately we dont have one at my place.

Some before photos for comparison.







After...







Mate at work took a photo of me getting my hands dirty (even with gloves on) to prove I get stuck in ha.



One last update. Starter motor.

I chose to avoid paying out a large chunk of money for a new starter motor. Took some advice online to grease up the old unit. To cut a long story short I used CV grease. The noise has gone on most start up but still appears on some. So I am going to buy a 2nd hand unit, take apart etc but clean it out and use red grease instead as advised. No harm in trying something else ha.



The dry motor that causes the squeal...



Greased...



Wasn't a fun job to do but has certainly helped.

I will be cleaning up the other 3 calipers & carriers now. Cleaning up all of the interior plastics and carpet ready for fitting. Finish polybushing the dogbone and get that fitted. Hopefully I get my 2 wings that I have lined up and can swap the front end over.

Updates soon.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:43 PM   #70
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Pretty sure that is a Bosch starter, get a working from a scrappy, will be cheap, and when you strip it down change the bushing in the end cap and stick a new brush pack on it, they don't need a lot of grease and is usually best to avoid a lot as it attracts the dust, but a good clean a light greasing of various bits will do wonders.

If its like a lot of starters, they get bunged up with clutch dust, so if you take the starter gear/bendix unit apart and clean that up as well.

If you not done it before, this guy does real good guides You Tube

Doesn't cover everything, but get to see most bits.
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