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  1. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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...
    ...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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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    NOW you tell me!!! Her actual answer was...

    NOW you tell me!!!

    Her actual answer was something like "Get the garage finished first!"... so I bought the Touran, now I'll wait for the garage to be finished, then get started on the trailer...
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    So this happened recently... ...

    So this happened recently...

    https://i.imgur.com/yThw4in.jpg

    Apparently my wife didn't approve of a "spare" Touran.... when she arrived home after it was delivered, she said she thought I was...
  18. VW?Audi don't like to make stuff easy for us ;)...

    VW?Audi don't like to make stuff easy for us ;) On our Old E39 BMW, I could just type in the "error" i wanted :thumbs:

    After all the mucking around with clusters in my car, and trying to change...
  19. http://www.transgo.com/products.php?category_id=50...

    http://www.transgo.com/products.php?category_id=50&product_id=62

    I haven't tried one yet... but I just brought a damaged car that I might fit it to, then swap into my wifes to test it. They seem...
  20. There was more than one type of valve body used,...

    There was more than one type of valve body used, but I don't know how you tell which models used which versions. Some had pressure switches, some not. There were different solenoid sizes too, though...
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    Small town story:...

    Small town story:
    https://i.imgur.com/P2gTQeG.jpg

    Yesterday Morning:
    On a break at work, I discover this "damaged" Touran for sale locally, through a nationwide damaged vehicle auction website....
  22. FYI on the fans - they can sometimes be opened,...

    FYI on the fans - they can sometimes be opened, clean up the brushes (they stick in their holders) and reassembled to work a while longer. Sometimes the brushes are just worn out though! I've done it...
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    Meet the "Ultimower"... ...

    Meet the "Ultimower"...

    https://i.imgur.com/UQ13Ccc.jpg

    I have previously used it to "rotary hoe" my compost patch... a double garage size area, mowed down to about 3 inches below the surface...
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    A Caddy would be a pretty good option in the UK....

    A Caddy would be a pretty good option in the UK. Very usable, but able to be made to go fast! I always like 4WD in sleepers, but that's a major undertaking in a powerful caddy. There is an R32 Caddy...
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    So, pretty run of the mill? :D :cool:

    So, pretty run of the mill? :D :cool:
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