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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: MK5 ED30 weekend toy
« Last post by Brett on Today at 05:01:04 pm »
Small update on the ED30.
It's now running full "stage 2+" software and is absolutely bonkers. No grip in the wet even in 4th gear which is a little scary. Potentially something stickier than RE003 are needed.
Installed some Bilstein B16 that popped up for sale ridiculously cheap which improved the ride over the 180,000km stock shocks massively. Sitting slightly lower but still driveable however still working on the front wheels catching on downhill cornering.

General Discussion / Re: Has anyone tried NPD 100 octane ?
« Last post by Gordo on Today at 03:04:00 pm »
Is it actually 100 Octane? Or 100RON? They are very different in terms of measurements.

100 Octane is effectively Ethanol (E85 is 96 Octane, 102 RON).

Our stage 2 is specc'ed for 98RON (95 Octane) and BP are the only suppliers we would use in NZ as their fuel is the least messed with.

Uh, I think you're confusing RON which most British colonies use, and the American rating which averages the RON and MON.

RON is Research Octane Number, which is established by a chemical analysis of the fuel, and MON is Motor Octane Number, where a specially designed engine with variable compression is used to physically test the fuel under precise conditions to establish it's knock resistance.

Because the two base standards, US and UK, don't track equally for different fuels, one has to be careful about making direct comparisons.
Hey so I'm having to sell one of my cars as I'm broke and can't afford to get it back on the road.

Rego is FSH239.  Check out if you like.

I got t-boned while leaving uni car park, and requires new drivers side door and front guard.  Car still starts and drives.

I only just replaced the steering rack, and suspension (control arms and bushes), and bought new tyres for it.

Anyone wanting to make an offer, the vehicle is located at my home in Linton.  You could potentially drive it home if you wanted to risk being pulled over, that's how i got it home,  but i'd recommend driving it onto a car trailer and towing it instead.

There is a misfire on cylinder 2, which i haven't properly troubleshooted yet, although I did replace the coil on that cylinder with a new one, so maybe as simple as a new spark plug, maybe not.  I don't have the skills or resources to get any further.

At the very least this would make a great parts vehicle, but would be so great to see it back on the road.

If you're interested call or text on   0221065954.


EDIT: after several attempts to upload images unsuccessfully, I'm told the upload folder is full... Admins??
Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: No ignition. Any ideas?
« Last post by The Red Warrior on Today at 11:19:45 am »
Cheers John, but Iíve managed to find who have the Bosch brush and holder in stock. Should have it tomorrow
Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: No ignition. Any ideas?
« Last post by 80 Vert on Today at 06:34:27 am »
Should have a few starters at work.
Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: No ignition. Any ideas?
« Last post by Pristle on Today at 02:25:08 am »
Many an auto electrician would sort it.
Mk7 Golf / Re: 2013 mk7 gti JDM radio issues
« Last post by JaseNZ on June 16, 2021, 11:57:03 pm »
You could try asking who you got it from if the have the original system that was in it.
Sucks you cannot change modes.
Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: No ignition. Any ideas?
« Last post by The Red Warrior on June 16, 2021, 10:14:45 pm »
And starter motor it was!
Removed it from the car and connected it directly to the battery bypassing the solenoid. It fired up the first time but not a second time.
Disassembled it to find that 3 of the 4 brushes were worn almost completely away and one of those had broken away from its wire.
So, options are new starter motor from VW (unlikely) new aftermarket starter motor from Repco etc, used starter from a wreckers or try Pick-a-part etc and take my chances or best option, get new set of brushes with the attached ring assembly thing. Does anyone know of somewhere that specialises in such things? I have cleaned up where the brushes run on a lathe in the hope of finding some.
Cheers for the advice so far.
Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: 1.4 tsi (CVAD) cam locking tool.
« Last post by 80 Vert on June 16, 2021, 09:24:31 pm »
It's entirely possible those tensioners are tensioned by oil pressure that cannot return or bleed away.
The 1.8T and VR6 engines have such tensioners on their chains.
Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: 1.4 tsi (CVAD) cam locking tool.
« Last post by gtyler on June 16, 2021, 04:17:20 pm »

TBH, Ive not found one either!.... I was assuming it was like the 2.0 tsi ones (that also destroy themselves!) The 2.0 ones look similar, but with an external rachet on the end... Other models had one built into the side.

Im not surprised they STILL have issues, if thats how they function! I'd heard about manual trans cars slipping the chain, after being left in gear on inclines and tension being applied to the chain, backwards.

If that were mine, and I was confident it was "correct", I'd be looking to fit a limiting device, to reduce the amount of slack it was possible to create.

First though, by chance; does the outer timing cover limit the travel, once fitted???

No, the cover does not limit travel as far as I can see. I have made a collar to fit over the tensioner piston to limit travel but when the chain wears it will have to be checked again! I am actually shocked that VW would do this, but why has nobody else seen no ratchet as a problem?
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