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  2. Lupo problem

    Seized linkage joints? Worn engine mounts? Play in linkages? Clutch worn or damaged? So many possible causes, I would drop it in a garage to have it checked out before you can't select gears anymore.
  3. Evening all ✋🤙🏼🤙🏼

    Hi Brent.....welcome to the Forum definitely a VW man then ! Good to have you onboard
  4. Vr6 issues

    Hi....welcome to the Forum The fact that it is 'on song' at higher revs suggests that it is something like a vacuum/air leak in the in the inlet manifold or associated trunking which is causing the lumpy running. A quick emissions test (Oxygen levels) which if higher than zero suggests thats the fault. Let us know how you get on with it Cheers, Trevor
  5. Spares

    Hi Dave If you list them in the appropriate section (e.g. Golf, Polo,etc) that would be the best bet Cheers
  6. Rear window glass

    Hi Edward....welcome to the Forum I would be surprised if you couldn't obtain a replacement glass through an automotive glasiers (windscreen company local to you). Maybe special order and could take some time to come through but not impossible to source Let us know what you find
  7. Mk7.5 golf gtd

    Hi Chris...welcome to the Forum Sorry for the late reply, missed this post. You could try to close off the 'Fresh Air' vents in the heating system to just allow cabin temperature to remain constant as opposed to outside air affecting the balance (e.g. cold outside + warmer inside = condensation) Let us know what you find works to resolve this Cheers, Trevor
  8. New Polo purchase on the cards

    Had the test drive today and have gone for an SE in reflex silver. DSG gearbox was pure silk. Collect on 3rd August! Thanks for the input.
  9. Happy to take any offers on this car - just send on through! Selling because it just failed its MOT. However we were very much undecided whether to fix it up or give up on it. Apart from the issues listed below, the car is in a good state. She's never broken down on us once and has been driving brilliantly. The interior is a bit worn, but in line with her age. The failing points from the MOT are below: Nearside Front Brake disc significantly and obviously worn (1.1.14 (a) (i)) Offside Front Brake disc significantly and obviously worn (1.1.14 (a) (i)) Nearside Rear Brake disc significantly and obviously worn (1.1.14 (a) (i)) Offside Rear Brake disc significantly and obviously worn (1.1.14 (a) (i)) Exhaust emits excessive dense blue smoke during acceleration ( (g)) Getting the brakes fixed was estimated at about 300. Our main concern was the exhaust emission / engine burning oil. The garage wasn't sure what it was. They offered to run diagnostics on it but said they wouldn't be able to tell what the issue was until then and with the other issues listed below, we took the decision not to proceed and sell on for spares or repairs instead. The main other issues with the car are: 1: Drivers side electric window motor has gone. Needs new one. Because of this, the roof isn't currently going down, but we've had this checked out at the garage and they confirmed that the only issue was the drivers side window - this needs to go down before the roof mechanism can then retract. Estimate for parts and labour to fix was 400, but if you can get spare motor from elsewhere / scrapped car then should be easily fixable. If car has passed MOT, we were all set to get this repaired immediately. 2: Slow puncture on right rear tyre. Just needs new tyre. Others are fine - all tyres were replaced just last year. 3: Drivers seat has a split in the upholstery, as can be seen in the photos above. 4: Passenger side door - the mechanism that holds the door open has weakened so it oftens closes itself. 5: Boot hatch - works fine but doesn't stay fully upright when opened - the mechanism has weakened a bit so it drops a little from the fully open position. 6: Interior - felt under the roof mechanism has come loose. Plastic part inside rear that lifts to make neat seal when roof is down has come loose - we still have it but needs reattaching. 7: Engine management warning light stays on on dashboard. It has sporadically gone on and off, but seems to be on more than off at the moment. Other than these issues though, we've been very much enjoying driving her. The engine has seemed fantastic to us - we've taken her on many drives across the country, such as from South Coast to Wales and back, to north of England etc. Never any problems at all and the driving has been smooth, with good acceleration. We were absolutely all set to repair the window and tyre and hoped to have her for a few more years yet, but the MOT results has swung us towards just buying a newer car now instead. If you know what you're doing though to fix the engine (perhaps just flushing the engine through might be enough!) then this could truly be a great bargain of a car! Car is currently parked up on a road near us where parking is free. Obviously with no MOT we can't move it so you'll need to be able to come and pick her up. The place where she's parked is very easily accessible though to tow her. Otherwise she starts and drives brilliantly still, so if you're in effect taking her to work on her and MOT her, I think maybe you can drive her there even though she doesn't have MOT (you'll need to check the law on this one)..
  10. Golf v6 4 motion

    Ok cheers for your help
  11. Golf v6 4 motion

    Hey guys was just wondering how difficult it is to do a service on a golf v6 4 motion.? O have done one with ease on my polo 1.9tdi but this golf is another animal of course any tips or advice are much appreciated cheers lol 😁😁😁
  12. Hi all was just wondering how is it is to do a service on v6 4 motion golf I have done one on my polo 1.9tdi but obviously this is a different animal lol any tips and advice is greatly appreciated
  13. Oil cooler golf mk 5 2.0 fsi

    Hi....welcome to the Forum I think you will need to bite the bullet and remove the manifold as they seem to build the engines that way now....more work but gives you a chance to clean up the manifold, throttle body and breather system as well.
  14. Hello from east Yorkshire

    Hi....welcome to the Forum they are a pretty good car all round, mostly Golf chassis and mechanicals so going to be a reliable and economical Good to have you onboard
  15. Tryed to find out a while back what VW this cylinder head is for but to no avail. Can anybody help? The cast number is 036 103 373 D. The sticker that is with it states 036 103 265 CX. Thanks for everybodies time.
  16. Steering noise?

    Useful information.'s in dealer today. ..see what they say.
  17. Hello from the south west of England

    Hi Mark....welcome to the Club That's the trouble with VWs...they're an addiction What Dub do you have?
  18. VAG Com..?

    It would probably be best to Google the codes as there is a huge amount of information available on the internet and can be overwhelming sometimes. Also, be aware that there are historic faults and current faults so maybe worth clearing all codes from memory before carrying out a new scan to see which are currently an issue. Have fun !
  19. Another - Multifunction Steering Wheel ?

    Not sure with this theory it should work although I would imagine it would have to be programme into the car...but worth giving it a try and if not, then sell the wheel back on as mostly they are quite desirable and plenty of people looking for them.
  20. Searching for part 357 512 107A

    Have you tried GSF or Euro Car Parts?
  21. New to be

    Hi and welcome to the Forums
  22. I think that will be all you need as long as it powers up then to programme it all in with VAGcom which shouldn't be too difficult
  23. The time has unfortunately come where I need to part ways with my Passat🙁 Repairs are needed on 3 pulleys (viscus bearing has seized), new fan belt and a new water pump and fixings (which houses the aforementioned viscus bearing). The quotes for repair mean it is no longer financially viable for me to keep the car. A new alternator was fitted 12 months ago, alloys are in ok condition and a couple of months ago I had the car Terracleaned by Fuel Rectifiers which cleared years of built up dirt from inside the engine. The engine has a little over 140k miles on the clock but has never caused me any problems. Ideally I would love to sell this to a someone who will either recycle parts or return the car back to the road. I don’t have any pictures at present as the car is being stored at my Fathers house but can tell you that it is dark blue in colour. Offers welcome, Cheers
  24. Owners Handbook

    Hi there Lyric I see your post was some time ago but I have found this which is available anywhere you have internet. I am in a similar situation to yours. Expat, purchased 2014 Touran without any handbooks or service record. Did you have any luck getting a paper version? Also I have a problem with the SatNav. The chip is missing and hate to imagine how much a new one will be. Disappointing as I understand the updates are free from VW. All the best
  25. Friendly hello from the UK

    Well, three weeks down the road and all is good. Got myself a 2007 model with 103.5K on the clock, previous owner had the turbo replaced recently, done the cam, the water pump and the gearbox so all in all it all seems good plus for a 2.0 140 version, it is kicking out 190BHP and around 400ib/ft of torque so it is lively and is doing approx 45-50mpg on a run - so I am quite happy with that.
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