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    Hello and welcome, the order time is quite long...

    Hello and welcome, the order time is quite long as it is a popular model BUT they have had drivability issues with the engine due to having to meet strict new emissions standards so production has...
  2. Get a scan of the convenience system done, it is...

    Get a scan of the convenience system done, it is leiley both rear door lock units are faulty.
  3. Thread: Superb owner

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    I have just seen a set of tyres like that, they...

    I have just seen a set of tyres like that, they were outside the Pirelli hospitality tent on the promenade at Llandudno where they are getting ready for The Great Orme stage 20 of the WRC Wales...
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    That makes me feel cold even looking at it, do...

    That makes me feel cold even looking at it, do you get the supplementary heater as standard? Many decades ago I built a pair of nice 1900 engines in two Golf 1 GTI’s for two doctor friends from Oslo...
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    I had this a few years ago on an R32, my paint...

    I had this a few years ago on an R32, my paint shop did a rear door skin and then it came back and was left in the workshop overnight. The next morning I backed it out and found the left side was...
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    The PQ35 platform electronics can be...

    The PQ35 platform electronics can be temperamental, especially the Central Convenience system. On Thursday we had a Golf 5 in (same platform) and the left front widow was stuck partly down and there...
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    That is the problem, one reference says it is an...

    That is the problem, one reference says it is an engine mount, another a PTC heater.
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    can't help you there, I can't find a trustworthy...

    can't help you there, I can't find a trustworthy interpretation of that code, generic OBDII code readers are often worse than useless, they can lead you to make mistakes and change the wrong part....
  9. Thread: ACC problems

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    That could be a coding issue which the dealer...

    That could be a coding issue which the dealer SHOULD be able to put right by having a little think (and therein lies the problem) but the tow bar company may be a little out of their depth. A clued...
  10. Thread: What Mk!

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    Octavia 2, type 1Z.

    Octavia 2, type 1Z.
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    My 2003 petrol VRS is exempt at EU4, yours is EU5.

    My 2003 petrol VRS is exempt at EU4, yours is EU5.
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    The other problem they suffer, as with all VAG...

    The other problem they suffer, as with all VAG petrol turbo engines, is sump sludge, I have a TT coming in now via a breakdown truck as he suddenly lost oil pressure and it is the same EA888 engine....
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    Ahh, OK an Octavia 2, that uses an early EA888...

    Ahh, OK an Octavia 2, that uses an early EA888 engine and they have been troublesome, the worst issue is cam chain tensioner failure and if not already done, this should be checked. Private message...
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    Hello and welcome, what are you getting?

    Hello and welcome, what are you getting?
  15. Thread: Stop start

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    Were you wearing your seatbelt?

    Were you wearing your seatbelt?
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    Changing one damper or one spring should be...

    Changing one damper or one spring should be illegal! Was the bump stop changed or commented on? Who did this work, a general garage or VAG specialist?
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    It is on LongLife servicing which is great if you...

    It is on LongLife servicing which is great if you like damaging your engine. You would top up with a Long Life 5w/30.
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    You need to know what is in there really but...

    You need to know what is in there really but otherwise, Quantum Platinum Plus from a local VAG dealer is ideal IF your car is on annual servicing. My personal favourite tyres are Uniroyal, either the...
  19. Thread: Hello

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    What have you bought, a 1U or 1Z?

    What have you bought, a 1U or 1Z?
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    The rear suspension of the Octavia II is the same...

    The rear suspension of the Octavia II is the same as all cars on the PQ35 and 46 platforms so Golf 5/6, Leon 2, Touran, Sharan 2, Passat 6, Tiguan etc and only differs slightly if it is all wheel...
  21. Thread: Dave

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    Hello chaps and welcome.

    Hello chaps and welcome.
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    No they are talking rubbish unless it is burnt...

    No they are talking rubbish unless it is burnt out and if it is that means a problem with the car. We use DPF Clean Team in Hinkley. On Friday we fitted a DPF they cleaned, back onto a Polo 1.6 TDI...
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    The filter can be cleaned effectively for a tenth...

    The filter can be cleaned effectively for a tenth of that, on the 1.6TDI we find using a top brand fuel such as Shell V Power significantly reduces DPF problems.
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    There are no notes in the technical product...

    There are no notes in the technical product information section of the manual. And they want these sensors to drive our cars for us? :(
  25. Thread: Is it the ECU?

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    I am more included to think it is the dash which...

    I am more included to think it is the dash which has been damaged as the engine runs but is clearly not receiving the immobilser run command from the dash but the fans going crazy also tells me that...
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