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Technical Stuff / Mk3 golf cabriolet electrical ...
Last post by lownslow - April 08, 2024, 12:58:56 PM
I've just dragged a mk3 cabriolet 2.0l auto out of a shed having sit for the last 4 years. Parked up due to electrical starting issue.

The current state:
Ignition switch is bad have to jiggle the key to get starter
Only turns over in neutral not park
Runs on engine start
I get fuel if relay bypassed
Relay 30 has been replaced by previous owner
No cel, scanner doesn't recognize ecu
Tacho moves when run on engine start
Can't hear injectors ticking.

I have a 1998 1.8l vento I can rob for some parts like ignition switch.

How do I test ecu power etc?. As that seems to be the likely culprit.

Does the factory RFID chip shut down the ecu if it's faulty?

Can I bypass relay 30 to check its not faulty?
Oh dear!
Well, the car is effectively sold now, as someone has opened the no-reserve bidding (which wiped out the Buy-Now).
Feeling sad.
General Discussion / Re: Next car choice
Last post by coons - April 07, 2024, 04:44:49 PM
Mk5 R32 is worth looking at, but yea getting old these days.

You could get an 8V S3 for that budget (rather than an 8P). I have mine for sale currently...  ;D
General Discussion / Re: YouTube gems........
Last post by B5Passat - April 03, 2024, 09:39:33 PM
Mk1 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco / 1992 Golf Cabriolet ECU
Last post by veenewb - April 03, 2024, 09:54:08 AM
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone would know where I could potentially find an ECU for my 1992 Golf Cabriolet?
Local or international, as long as it works. :)

Thank heaps,
General Discussion / Re: YouTube gems........
Last post by the phantom - April 02, 2024, 10:16:36 PM
Harry drives a 405 bhp Theon design 911, only 750k UK pounds

"relatively low-mileage" ??? That's barely run in!

I wish the best in the sale. Even at 29k, my wife wouldn't let me.
I own this car.
I'm going to miss her!
Audi for sale
Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: Rough running Mk5 GTI
Last post by GLIDN - March 27, 2024, 12:36:30 PM
vacuum leaks you're mentioning would certainly do that too.

Yeah you can shoot me a message on phone as well. Just want to update you to the latest APR software.
Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: Rough running Mk5 GTI
Last post by The Red Warrior - March 25, 2024, 09:50:40 AM
Just updating, after cleaning away the oil as best I could from the piston area of the diverter valve and sticking a rag into the cavity in the turbo that it mounts into to remove the small puddle of oil, I put it back together and all seems fine again.
Although there was oil leaking through the electrical connector, it didn't appear to be on the actual metal part of the plug itself and as such I didn't clean that part with any cleaner.

FYI I have also replaced the hoses from the front PCV with braided silicone ones and replaced the seals in the vacuum pump to fix a leak there too.