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#31 OFFLINE   320touring

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:45 AM

Just out of curiosity, how bigger numbers, where from and how much?
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Circa 140-50 without changing injectors- easy to do.

But the best bit is getting the turbo working earlier and harder:)

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:58 AM

That bucket-of-wank Passat estate I scrapped recently was the 'red i' one and 115 horses.


"As for actually admitting to liking Corsas on a public forum: you're a bollock-brained, biscuit-eating, faux-northern, bastardy, bollocky, wank-brain"

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:12 AM

Is it the case that they all come with the same engine, turbo etc, and the power label on it is all down whatever map has been downloaded onto the ECU at the factory?

 

Therefore does this equation apply to any of these early 2000's TDI's...?

 

TDI + 320T + laptop + cable = 140 bhp + all_teh_torques



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:16 AM



You and Moog were after a fun crail weapon weren't you?
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:18 AM

My mate at the VAG specialist reckons you can get crazy BHP out of them, especially if you do the injectors (as 320T says).

 

Thinking about it, I'm sure my old neighbour had this engine in his Seat thing. He got a chip off eBay that gave it another 20 or so and said it was the best thing he every bought.


"As for actually admitting to liking Corsas on a public forum: you're a bollock-brained, biscuit-eating, faux-northern, bastardy, bollocky, wank-brain"

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:40 PM

That bucket-of-wank Passat estate I scrapped recently was the 'red i' one and 115 horses.


That age Passat was either 100 or 130 bhp.

What are these people carrier's like for towing being an auto ?

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:18 PM

I don't know about these specifically, but my automatic Pleasure Wagon is just grand. The smooth auto box is a boon, and there's no clutch to worry about. I wouldn't go back to a manual now for heavy-ish towing jobs.

I had do choose an auto when I bought it because that's what 95% of these are, and all the manual ones were utterly buggered.

 

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I wouldn't be without the 4WD though. I don't have the luxury of tarmac everywhere I need to haul shite, so half the jobs I need it for would be impossible.

 

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This Sharan will probably be fine if you keep it on the hard stuff all the time, because within three feet of driving it for the first time from its winter resting place...

 

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...I got the bugger stuck, only got it moving with our Will hanging on the bonnet!


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:41 PM

So, this thing is still here for various reasons...

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We're open to near offers via PM, painless sale is most desirable.

GOOD NEWS!
The battery may be coming back to form (it is fairly new)... last week I had it on a trickle, then took it out for a run, the next day it started from cold no bother, so it may turn out to be fine if used regularly.

Trusted shiter payment plan may be an option... try me!
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:44 PM

I have 3 questions:
1. Do you know when the cambelt was done?
2. How much to fit a tow bar? (this one is open to all)
3. Would it make it to euro Disney in July 5 up or would it all end in tears? (I won't hold you to this one)
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:10 PM

Please change your mind about a part-exchange!


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:18 PM

Soz Billy, Nat-West won't allow me to pay in veg-stained 306's or chain-saw powered cycles. :D

 

 

Fred, I've had a look through the folder I have for the car, it's mostly MOT's and receipts for minor parts (tyres, TRE's, brake pipes) from the last few years. No sign of the belt being done in there, I'll have a look in the car for clues tomorrow.

 

I've had a quick look on ebay, there are a few tow bars on there from £10 to £50 used, and £60-70 new. plus an evening fitting it.

 

I would, with confidence say it should do EuroDisney and back fully loaded without bother. Before you leave I'd suggest you use it for a while to be sure of the battery, also do oil and filter, and probably front brake pads. Oh, and fettle the hand brake if you'd want it, if not, park it in "P".

My brother and his family had six weeks scooting all over the country in it without any trouble this winter, so I'd say YES!


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 01:32 PM

Now SELT to an Autoshiter, collection this time tomorrow.
Thanks for the interest, folks.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:18 PM

Off to collect this tomorrow. I know it's relatively modern, being a mere 13 years old, and is vagshite but I'm still pretty excited! I've never owned an MPV/people carrier and it's not something I've aspired to before. I do fondly remember selling my ex in-laws early 2.0 petrol galaxy for them about 8 years ago. It was during the winter when he had a lot of snow and it was fun using it for a few weeks. Felt a bit like a spaceship if that doesn't sound too daft. The extra seating and flexibility of the sharan will be useful as our family is quite big. The main reason I've bought it is to go to France in July. It will be a lot better as there are 5 of us plus luggage and it's a squeeze in the 406 for long journeys. I'll see how it goes and decide after that whether to keep it or sell on.

I've only ever owned one vw before. My ex wife had a licence but hadn't driven for a few years. She saved up about a grand and was insistent that it had to be a vw golf as she wanted a 'quality' car. I found her a 2000 reg mk4 1.6 petrol at the auction. It was a painful experience as it had a lot of niggly faults and just never felt right. I owned my 2001 a4 for 6 years, which has the same 115bhp engine as this and that was pretty good. Never let me down, until the engine went pop at 202k. Oh dear, same mileage as this!

I've never owned an automatic so that will be another box ticked too. Will I love it or be bored stupid? I must admit when sat in slow moving traffic the constant gear changing can become a chore but on the open road I do enjoy swapping the cogs myself.

Krujoe's pointed out a couple of jobs, such as the brakes and handbrake, and I'd like to get the cambelt done if I can. Also, if it's a keeper, I'll need to fit a tow bar so I can take my caravan away. Quite looking forward to the challenge of doing that myself. Can't be too hard can it?

I'll let you know how I get on.
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2001 Audi A4 Avant 1.9tdi - dead, engine problem

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:39 PM

If you've lived with a Galaxy for a while then I'm sure you'll get on well with this, the engine and box go really well from the little I've tried it, and the rest of it seems sound enough too.

I can't even see the cam belt cover, so I wouldn't want to try doing the belt myself! Pay a man who can, I say. Front pads and tow bar should be easy enough though.

 

Off outside to give it a quick vac for you now. It's not too bad, so hopefully no hairy dog eggs in this one!


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:23 PM

Findings from vacuumage:

 

Good news:

  • This thing has more cubby holes than a shed full of AX's
  • The five back seats seem even more clever than we first thought
  • Toys include what I think are parking radar and glove-box fridge
  • There's a second sing-along CD free inside, and no dog eggs

Bad news:

  • Front passenger seat seems reluctant to slide
  • OSR window wants a replacement winder handle

 

That's four to two, so you've done ok there I reckon!


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:21 PM

Well bought, these things are flippin ace! Spaceship is a fair description, they're slippery through the air and will cruise easily at 110+. Strong but undervalued if what should matter in a vehicle, does.

The VR6 was fitted to the Fords as well as the VWs, shame they didn't squeeze in the 5 cyl Audi TDi.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:13 PM

I don't think that 5-pot was squeezed sideways into anything smaller than a Transporter van or a Volvo 850, was it? (Though I've seen one shoe-horned into a golf.)

A6's etc had the engine inline, but in an MPV that would rob interior space, or give it a silly long nose.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:16 PM

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:36 PM

V5s are great engines Ghosty, shame there aren't more about. Not sure the inline 5 would have squeezed too easily under the nose of a Sharan though, but they could've done with the extra mass as much as easy performance compared with (even a 150hp) a four pot.

PS - make sure you use the correct oil and change every 5-6k for the PD engine, they're hard on camshafts. 150k is a typical life with recommended* intervals, not so bad unless you're used to what went before.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:33 PM

I started this thing today to move it for vacuuming, I had the bonnet up as I opened the shed door and thought it sounded bloody sweet for a 202,200 mile four-pot diesel. Someone has been doing something right, although its display cries out SERVICE ME NOW, I BEG YOU! every time I turn the key.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:54 PM

Yes,

. Yes, you will.Off to collect this tomorrow. Will I love it .

 

Yes. Yes, you will.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:10 AM

PS - make sure you use the correct oil and change every 5-6k for the PD engine, they're hard on camshafts. 150k is a typical life with recommended* intervals, not so bad unless you're used to what went before.


I had the same PD 115 engine in my a4. I bought it from an auction at 6 years old for £5k, the most I'd ever spent on a car. This was 10 years ago. Thought I'd look after it properly* so sent it to my local garage for it's first service. When I picked it up I was chatting to the mechanic and asked what type of oil they'd used as I had my suspicions that it may not have been the proper stuff. Sure enough he pointed to a large barrel in the corner of the workshop which had some cheapo 10w 40 in it. He told me they used that in all cars. I couldn't be bothered with arguing so I bought the proper stuff myself and changed it a week later. Changed the oil every 6k after that and it still went bang just after the 200k mark although there are plenty around that have done a lot more.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:30 AM

Let me if you sell, I'll carry out some Pumple Dude viscosity-tolerance tests.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:06 AM

The stripped fred family are up and ready for this! Well, the wife's not too chuffed as she'd rather have a lie in but she's going along with it. The kids and the dog are keener.

When I mentioned earlier that I've only owned one vw I was forgetting about the wife's beetle. That is our collection vehicle as she's not shite friendly so won't drive any of my cars.

Toolkit, jump leads, spare battery and enough sweets and electronic devices to keep the kids entertained for a 6 hour round trip and we're off...

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:32 AM

Also, if it's a keeper, I'll need to fit a tow bar so I can take my caravan away. Quite looking forward to the challenge of doing that myself. Can't be too hard can it?

 

I came to the conclusion some years ago that it is cheaper and easier to fit a towbar than it is to sort out the rear suspension on a car that already has one fitted. You ALWAYS have to start from scratch with the towbar electrics regardless*, buying a car without a towbar at least saves you the job of stripping out the sorry mess left by the last person.

 

*The towbar Joe sold me a couple of years ago was the exception. It had the only lighting plug I've ever not had to replace, or even open up.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:29 AM

Leicester, this Morning:

 

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Safe journey - I hope you all still love each other when you get here!


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:04 PM

Family_Fred ETA : 2pm.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:26 PM

They're on their way...

 

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Bye bye - have a good ride home.

 

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Thank you so much, Family_Fred!

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:11 PM

Awesome!

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

I came to the conclusion some years ago that it is cheaper and easier to fit a towbar than it is to sort out the rear suspension on a car that already has one fitted. You ALWAYS have to start from scratch with the towbar electrics regardless*, buying a car without a towbar at least saves you the job of stripping out the sorry mess left by the last person.

*The towbar Joe sold me a couple of years ago was the exception. It had the only lighting plug I've ever not had to replace, or even open up.

I agree with you if you fit a towbar yourself and vehicle has never towed before you know it hasn't been run to the death dragging a laden horse box or a caravan around over its tow limits. I've also had to tinker with towbar electrics too. On trailers and cars. Always seems to be something amiss.





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