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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: GTI Wagon noise under boost
« Last post by the phantom on Today at 01:59:10 pm »
try Endeavour Motors on Wairau Rd, Steve and the team are excellent and you'll see everything in there from new AUDIs to old Jags and MGs
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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / GTI Wagon noise under boost
« Last post by Wolfhound on Today at 01:17:27 pm »
Hi all

I have a 2008 Golf 5 2.0TSI wagon (with the 147kW GTI motor as standard.)

Car has done 93,000km and I'm picking up a noise under boost, like a gurgle (if that makes any sense) almost like i can hear the turbo more than before.
The car is pulling well, but it threw a check light a few weeks ago, which went off after a few days.
Got a mechanic on the North Shore (In Auckland) to retrieve the error code and it was "Emissions" .

I'm wondering if the noise could be to a cat breaking up ? Causing the Emission error ? Any ideas ?

Are there any GTI specialists in Auckland ?

Thanks

Sean
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Good news!

 I have a pair of brand new front lower ball joints for you too.
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got it fixed properly,also the engine/fuel problem has disappeared(for now).....have a list of things,new subframe bushes in the rear. some wiring to tidy up.
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Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: 2010 mk6 Golg R Aircon Compressor
« Last post by Worms on December 13, 2018, 07:07:46 pm »
Yep - PLENTY of places only replace the compressor (including VW!) when its the control valve that's jammed - It only costs  a couple of hundred to replace ( guestimate - I think the valve was something not much over $100? and a degass and regas to swap it - take about 10 mins to swap). I only had to pay for the valve, coz mates :laugh:.

They have variable displacement compressors with no clutch, and the valve controls the swashplate angle and ,therefore, the compressor output. I had to do both my Tourans. They would intermittantly cool, or sometimes feel like they were heating! It was all over the place, but generally poor cooling.

Compressors can disintegrate, but they tend to dump crap into the system, and it gets VERY expensive to fix then!
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Sounding like a tractor on roids is a good indication that you still have an exhaust leak. If so it should get louder as RPM increases.

Just wondering about the welding as you don't want the current going through any sensitive electrical components. But it sounds like they grounded it right. I don't know anything about welding, just what I read online.
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General Discussion / Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Last post by Naekyr on December 13, 2018, 02:36:11 pm »
Forgot about this thread lol

About a week ago, was going through the Vic park tunnel in Auckland when I heard an almighty howl about 50 meters back, checked my rearview and saw it's a hypercar

When it came past my mouth dropped in shock and awe - a bright yellow and black, brand freaking new Lamborghini Aventador SV

Must say the exhaust on those things is unbelievably good, can't beat that F1 sound from a V12 NA engine - even once we were out the tunnel I decided to follow and even outside it was super loud, especially those snap downshifts


The one lesson I did learn was not to drive behind a lambo again - the amount of stones it's wheels threw up... way worse than any truck
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A4 - S4 - RS 4 - A5 - S5 - RS 5 / Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
« Last post by RobClubley on December 13, 2018, 11:10:21 am »
That's great news, I'm absolutely amazed they are repairing it as i've seen many cars written off for a lot less damage.
Now comes the near impossible part of getting the repairer to do a satisfactory repair which most are simply not capable of doing, on top of this Silver is one of the worst colours to match and really should be sprayed out / blended.

Yep I was surprised too. Hope they are able to fix it properly.

Love the under car lighting effect. Very Fast and Furious

I think I should keep it that way, maybe move the other fog light.
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A4 - S4 - RS 4 - A5 - S5 - RS 5 / Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
« Last post by McDoof on December 13, 2018, 10:50:50 am »
Love the under car lighting effect. Very Fast and Furious
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A4 - S4 - RS 4 - A5 - S5 - RS 5 / Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
« Last post by 80 Vert on December 12, 2018, 09:40:26 pm »
That's great news, I'm absolutely amazed they are repairing it as i've seen many cars written off for a lot less damage.
Now comes the near impossible part of getting the repairer to do a satisfactory repair which most are simply not capable of doing, on top of this Silver is one of the worst colours to match and really should be sprayed out / blended.
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