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    Perhaps you already know this, but for clarity: ...

    Perhaps you already know this, but for clarity:

    Deactivating it doesn't disconnect it - the drive shaft from the front to the rear will still be driven by the front diff, and the rear diff and...
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    Is the over-centre spring still in position...

    Is the over-centre spring still in position behind the clutch pedal too?

    It actually pushes the pedal DOWN when it's past a certain point, and only pushes it back UP, for the top part of it's...
  3. I think everyone assumed you'd made a conenction...

    I think everyone assumed you'd made a conenction to the solenoid

    All these questions and test/checking, and the broken conenctor hasn't been bodged up to at least make a connection???

    Zero...
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    The ABS module you fit needs to come from a car...

    The ABS module you fit needs to come from a car that had HHC or AWD. the 2WD versions didn't have the sensor built, hence the fault.

    When I retrofiited AWD to my car (which uses the different...
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    That replacement Cluster is probably too old too....

    That replacement Cluster is probably too old too.

    *970, *971 and *972 should all be Immo4A, *973 is a bit questionable depending on the exact version, and *974 is immo4C

    the safest option is to...
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    Is the heater the CAN controlled type? Or the...

    Is the heater the CAN controlled type?

    Or the relay/ECU controlled type?

    The CAN type needs to be added to the gateway installation list.

    The relay tye, you'd have to check that your ECU is...
  7. I did drop a tub of it a while back, and it was...

    I did drop a tub of it a while back, and it was more effective than Roundup!
  8. Thread: WaWa?

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    The reality is; most store-brought mayo is...

    The reality is; most store-brought mayo is probably made with soy bean oil... so is about as edible as hypoid gear oil anyway ;)
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    More importantly... Does this thing have a real...

    More importantly... Does this thing have a real transmission??? ;)

    I don't think I've ever seen a manual Touareg here in NZ :-(
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    At least you're honest! Did you then buy VCDS...

    At least you're honest!

    Did you then buy VCDS to fix the issue... or did you already have it, and would have an autoscan stored that you could copy the coding from?

    If you already did a scan...
  11. Ironically, my pressure bleeder is a $5...

    Ironically, my pressure bleeder is a $5 weedsprayer :D

    Seriously - I made a fitting to go on the master cylinder cap, from a spare cap; for pressure bleeding after the ABS swap on my Touran. I...
  12. DTUK? As in a tuning box? Remove that before...

    DTUK? As in a tuning box?

    Remove that before you start engine diagnostics - it's made to make sensors read wrong*

    (*well, actually alter the signal sent from them, so the ECU sees different...
  13. 1.6 TDI injector failure is very common. Ask...

    1.6 TDI injector failure is very common. Ask Uncle Google.

    The replacements are apparently updated and are more reliable (S suffix?)... but remember you may still have 3 other originals.

    Dont...
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    All your time is chargeable - you didn't break...

    All your time is chargeable - you didn't break the car ;) More-so, if they won't tell you what they've really done! Or the fact they've screwed around with pirated tools and then want it fixed by a...
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    I'm not sure if your PTC is the same as in the...

    I'm not sure if your PTC is the same as in the MK5s... but mine is in my MK5 based Touran, and it only remains functional until the engine hits 75C. There are other factors, like the requested heat...
  16. That's actually a really good outcome... compared...

    That's actually a really good outcome... compared to the other options. Admitting "guilt" or mistakes is an honourable characteristic too.



    A local guy here had the timing chain fail on his...
  17. Thread: EV Thread

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    Out of interest, does your Volt use a heating...

    Out of interest, does your Volt use a heating element, or a reverse cycle AC heat pump heater??? We have a lot of used Leafs here in NZ, and the base model is heater element, and the nicer ones are 2...
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    The temp gauge is massively buffered, and even...

    The temp gauge is massively buffered, and even when reading 90C, it can be just 75C. The PTC heater adds quite a bit of the warmth during the warm-up phase of the engine - the lack of PTC output is...
  19. Me too!!! I've had 2 Daihatsu Max 360's: ...

    Me too!!! I've had 2 Daihatsu Max 360's:

    https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4774/26895842018_79d45560e0_b.jpg

    360cc, 33PS and 510 kg (1100lbs?). Freakin fun to drive and surprisingly fast. Tiny....
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    You'll probably need more than just a switch too.

    You'll probably need more than just a switch too.
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    I'd say post a video... If its just a little...

    I'd say post a video...

    If its just a little bouncing... it can easily just be all the gases jumping around as the pistons leap up and down inside there...
  22. You're doing it with the engine off, right?

    You're doing it with the engine off, right?
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    Water in the oil level sensor plug can certainly...

    Water in the oil level sensor plug can certainly cause the "oil level warning" and the "stop engine now" alarms - ask me how I know ;) The Mrs abandoned the car at the end of our road :D

    There's...
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    We have that in NZ, though it's only a "thing" in...

    We have that in NZ, though it's only a "thing" in rural areas - Urban folk generally don't have flags.
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    ALWAYS, ALWAYS, Always, always do a full autoscan...

    ALWAYS, ALWAYS, Always, always do a full autoscan before anything else.

    After you fiddle with something, or screw it up, or lose the ABS coding etc... you have something to refer to.

    Doing an...
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