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    I know what you mean, Uwe! Weirdly: The...

    I know what you mean, Uwe!

    Weirdly:

    The original tow bar is rated for 1650 KG (3600 lbs), with the 75KG (165 lbs) tongue load. I'll stick to that!
    Legally, here in NZ, I have to keep the total...
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    I updated the R32ran towbar from a fixed unit, to...

    I updated the R32ran towbar from a fixed unit, to a 2" receiver that my best mate welded up for me (He's a real welder!).

    https://i.imgur.com/y9NxjVk.jpg

    So I can fit the tongue for towing, but...
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    Not judging or anything, I just find this...

    Not judging or anything, I just find this amusing:

    https://i.imgur.com/HzRM5Kc.jpg

    I get people moving from smoking to Vaping.

    I don't get people just taking up vaping for fun... But then I...
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    The compressor valves crap out pretty often too....

    The compressor valves crap out pretty often too.

    If you're going to evac and refill, I'd order the valve (I got mine from RKX Tech) and take off the undertray before going in. Changing the valve...
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    1:14 (and others)... that Mustang waiting to plow...

    1:14 (and others)... that Mustang waiting to plow the stone wall out :D

    Also: I think your 8YO takes better pics than I do!
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    Related, but different platform: I had a...

    Related, but different platform:

    I had a mechanical fault in my MK5 Golf based Touran ABS.

    They have a "Block" number engraved into the alloy block, denoting the type it is. I too swapped a 4WD...
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    Jumping in on the bandwagon... We had some...

    Jumping in on the bandwagon...

    We had some interesting weather here in NZ last night. The rain came and went, but wasn't overly heavy for long.

    The scary part was the lightning and thunder -...
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    That pipe is full of engine coolant, thats the...

    That pipe is full of engine coolant, thats the heater matrix, so it will be hot all right.

    You could have an actuator fault, but you may find you AC isn't working - either the gas has escaped, is...
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    You need to check a diagram, but the other wire...

    You need to check a diagram, but the other wire is probably a brake signal - a backup for the haldex, if it doesn't receive the brake signal over CAN.

    If you have no comms, you could have a power...
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    I would get the 03 ABS operating correctly,...

    I would get the 03 ABS operating correctly, before bothering with the engine coding.
  11. It's like Lego... but with a few bits of meccano...

    It's like Lego... but with a few bits of meccano scattered in there.

    And then the platform changes...

    and it's like all different coloured poo.
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    Post the scan with the codes showing. If...

    Post the scan with the codes showing.

    If moving wires gives you codes... there's something going on! If the previous workshop tested the wiring, but didn't discover wiggling the wires creates many...
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    It's not unusual for Dealers to be as useful as a...

    It's not unusual for Dealers to be as useful as a chocolate teapot!


    Jack will be along soon, to ask if you have overlayed wires to rule them out as an issue. Static testing doesn't always help,...
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    The crimp terminals are 99% likely to be...

    The crimp terminals are 99% likely to be something you can buy off the shelf at your favourite nerd shop (RS, Element14/Farnell, etc)

    You'd probably be amazed at how generic and avaible the VW...
  15. On my Touran I removed the earth from T20/12 on...

    On my Touran I removed the earth from T20/12 on the gateway plug:

    https://forums.ross-tech.com/showthread.php?1649-NZ-Touran-wants-an-R32-engine&p=136615&viewfull=1#post136615
  16. and they are STILL much better at changing gears...

    and they are STILL much better at changing gears at the right time and changing based on forward thinking. The little alien in the auto/DSG still can't manage that...
    ...
  17. To be fair though... VW make some crappy manual...

    To be fair though... VW make some crappy manual boxes too!!!

    I like the 02M 6 speed... but it has it's flaws... some of the others are nasty - diff rivet failures, failing clips allowing the...
  18. Thread: Brake issue

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    I believe he's correct (and you too!), but it's...

    I believe he's correct (and you too!), but it's just not 100% clear what he means:

    Based on my limited understanding/experience:

    He didn't say it doesn't come out the bleeders while the pump is...
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    You can buy adapters and tools to do it... or go...

    You can buy adapters and tools to do it... or go full backyard:

    I used a plastic scraper, small wire brush some petrol and some old toothbrushes. It doesn't have to be immaculate, just the chunks...
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    That's a bit like the owners manual for Dads old...

    That's a bit like the owners manual for Dads old BMW E30 325i. It said something like: After a period of low speed driving, such as in the city, it may be necessary to drive in a lower gear for a...
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    Throcking it ...

    Sometimes, you get so pissed off with something, you have to "go postal" on it's arse, if nothing else, to feel better! I have recovered from this a little, but it really got my goat!

    It was FAR...
  22. Perhaps we should start using "Hubwise" and...

    Perhaps we should start using "Hubwise" and "Widdershins", so the LHD/RHD won't be an issue and everyone will clearly know what we mean?
  23. You could have gotten a few more miles out of...

    You could have gotten a few more miles out of that! :D

    Haha! Good save Jack! :thumbs: That was going to become a MUCH bigger problem, very soon!
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    I had a MK5 ABS unit that wouldn't bleed or flow...

    I had a MK5 ABS unit that wouldn't bleed or flow fluid to the right rear. I believe one of the normally-open valves to that wheel jammed in the shut position.

    Mine failed after a "spirited"...
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    It was only there for the day :( I could have...

    It was only there for the day :( I could have "looked after it" overnight for him!

    He did do some other work while he was here though.
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