Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by GVK, Mar 23, 2018.
Yea not bad Gary thanks. Made good power in the edition 30. Road car or you still doing track days.
Just a road car, haven't had the urge to take it on track yet.
Bloody thing, had EML light flashing again last night when accelerating pretty hard in 3rd. Scanned and found P0303 this time (no3 cyl misfire), so thought sod it and replaced all the other coils. Hopefully no more issues with those now all 4 have been replaced. Should have replaced all 4 last time I guess.
Latest issue was accelerating hard in 3rd and a sudden loss of power, car struggled to do 40 mph and sounded like it was on 2 maybe 3 cylinders at best.
Limped home about 2.5 miles and had a poke around, eventually found the passenger side intercooler hose flapping around.
For those that don't know these are only held in with a spring clip and there is like a raised part on the metal end of the hose, that the clip fits against. Could see on the old pipe that the raised part had corroded off.
New hose (£70!!) and all is well.
Yeah had the same on our Bora PD150, surprisingly cheapest place was VW ebay were all near twice as much for used rubbish!
Car passed MOT the other day, no advisories but was just told front tyres are getting low, result!
Will get another pair of Uniroyal Rainsport 3s on there. Cheap enough from Camskill the last time I looked.
ABS/TC/TPMS lights on , again...
Be aware that your rear wheels can lock before the fronts if driving with ABS/TC/TPMS lights on.
I found out the hard way the other night....
I had a left rear ABS sensor showing 00290'mechanical malfunction' - I did replace both rear hubs (motor factors non gen) and both rear sensors last spring time, hopefully just a hub's gone bad and I can get one replaced under warranty.
Periodically, over the last year during heavy rainfall or after jet washing car I've had the ABS/TC/TPMS come on and go off after a few days. Weird!
Replaced hub on it's own, still had same 00290 mechanical error fault, replaced sensor even though it had same resistance, lights are all off for now.
Has anyone ever had a wiring fault on a mk5 causing this fault? Or worse the ABS controller itself??
When the left rear sensor is disconnected there is an additional fault showing with an electrical circuit description (still 00290) which is obviously the open circuit. Kind of rules out a wiring fault causing a mechanical error doesn't it?
When the fault was current the left rear showed nothing in the wheel speed live data.
Had a good run out in the car on Saturday. Went down to Castle Combe for the Performance German day. Didn't go on track though. Was itching too by the time I got down there lol!
Keep telling myself car not up to track use with stock brakes & tyres!
Had a good run back and encountered another Mk5 on the A43 hehe.....
Go on, you know it makes sense
has the light stayed off since the sensor swap?
Yep, touch wood no lights on atm.
good news its not the wiring then, I had heard of an issue where moisture would creep up the copper and you need to splice in a repair, though might have been for mk3?
With the old sensor, lots of standing water or being jet-washed would bring the lights on. But touch wood nothing has come on since the new sensor was fitted.
I seem to mostly post on this thread when something goes wrong with this bloody car.
Passenger's side door is locked and won't unlock from either inside or outside. Can hear motor trying but no luck.
I know it's a common fault and know the outer door skin needs removing to fit the lock which from VW are £180ish, but no idea how to get into it really.
Googling suggests 'punching the door whilst activating the locking' so i'll be trying that.
The skin comes off pretty easy.
Last week, one of my colleagues changed his in work.
Make a template up in cardboard for where the bolts are positioned as some are longer than others my brother in law didn't do this and put a longer bolt in where a short one should have been and he bent the doorskin out (a nice bolt shape protrusion).
Good call. I did this job about 10 yrs ago when I worked for a VW dealer and thats one tip the master tech told me.
Easily done as the bolts look all the same at first glance!
Bloody thing started working on it's own again.
New tyre day. Trying out the new Toyo TR1.. Reasonably priced @ £120 a pair from Demon Tweeks, Ta to the local Bush tyres for fitting.
Much thicker sidewalls than the Uniroyal Rainsport 3s that were on there.
Toyo TR1 by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr
socks by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr
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