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by peteabbott
04 Aug 2020, 12:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1Y Cooling flange
Replies: 2
Views: 417

1Y Cooling flange

Hello folks. Can someone please point me in the right direction ? I am searching for the aluminium cooling flange that bolts onto the back of the head where one of the heater hoses connects. Struggling at the moment. Thankyou.
by peteabbott
18 Jul 2018, 18:08
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VW Bora !
Replies: 16
Views: 5865

Re: VW Bora !

Thanks Smcknighty , yes you were spot on. I feel a tad embarrassed that I did not go for the simple answer........spark plugs, then why should I in my defence when I thought I had a "proper job" done at its last service. DIY all the way now methinks. I agree that not all people see a value...
by peteabbott
14 Jul 2018, 16:56
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VW Bora !
Replies: 16
Views: 5865

Re: VW Bora !

Well, that was interesting. Last MOT I had the old girl serviced.....plugs, oil and filters. Everything pointed to the MAF so I bit the bullet and bought one.......lots of this old boys pension quids. Anyway I fitted it and for a few miles it ran well, happy man. Then fault came back. To change plug...
by peteabbott
12 Jul 2018, 12:14
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VW Bora !
Replies: 16
Views: 5865

Re: VW Bora !

Cobra88 wrote:Pop round mine on weekend and ill dig out my vagcom

Rick

Not sure if mine will read it either but worth a punt

Thats very kind of you COBRA88. Rick
by peteabbott
12 Jul 2018, 12:11
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VW Bora !
Replies: 16
Views: 5865

Re: VW Bora !

Could be a lot of things. Maf through air filter or even blocked cat if it’s using oil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Every breakdown could be "a lot of things" Finding out from other knowledgeable folks you can save a lot of time and effort by finding out, by their experience, a defi...
by peteabbott
11 Jul 2018, 16:47
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VW Bora !
Replies: 16
Views: 5865

Re: VW Bora !

Could it be the lambda sensor ? Got hold of a DIY diagnostics and all it says is "engine fault" ? no alarms on dash so I will sleep on it..........may as well watch that football thing that everyone is talking about !
by peteabbott
11 Jul 2018, 14:37
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VW Bora !
Replies: 16
Views: 5865

Re: VW Bora !

Thankyou for the replies. unplugged the MAF and made a slight difference ? Took it to local friendly garage and his diagnostics would not read VAG 1999 ! I am about to burst into tears ! ! Cant understand it as it was driving nicely until I sat in traffic for an hour and then when the traffic got mo...
by peteabbott
11 Jul 2018, 12:40
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VW Bora !
Replies: 16
Views: 5865

VW Bora !

Hello fellow VW lovers, My dear old 1999 1.6 Bora was driving very nicely, suddenly it developed a loss of power.......no Engine warning lights. Very slow and sluggish when I press the accelerator pedal to increase revs but it does drive OK ish. although it feels like I am towing something heavy. Ma...
by peteabbott
20 Aug 2015, 21:52
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VAGCOM ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3410

Re: VAGCOM ?

Live and learn even at 64 ! Is it something to do with witchcraft ? Got to admit I am not getting it.......VCDS lite ? I am sure I will get there, perhaps I will google it ! Keep talking boys please. Old Silver Haired Pete I have 3 cheapo USB leads and all of them work perfectly with VCDS lite share...
by peteabbott
20 Aug 2015, 19:23
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VAGCOM ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3410

Re: VAGCOM ?

Thanks T.A.D. What I need to do ,if you can help me, is change my throttle body and apparently I need to tell the ECU to recognise it. Electrickery is not my thing (served my time on MK 3 Cortinas ) Very much appreciated.
by peteabbott
19 Aug 2015, 21:07
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Diagnostics
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Diagnostics

Thanks for the replies. Yes Toomanytoys they charged me for the first diag and were quite smug with the cam sensor fault. When I went back again they did the diag free ! Trouble is with the idle problem it could be just one cylinder misfire being picked up by the Lamda or idle control valve, it has ...
by peteabbott
19 Aug 2015, 20:57
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VAGCOM ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3410

Re: VAGCOM ?

Thanks for your replies. I am on the case !
by peteabbott
18 Aug 2015, 21:28
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Diagnostics
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Diagnostics

Hi, I have also posted this in the tech section as I am quite desperate for help. Can anyone recommend a DIY vagcom diagnostic unit that would cover my 1999/2000 Bora 1.6 Very eratic idle and trips to the garage to have diag done has not given me the answer and it is costing too much. Please point m...
by peteabbott
18 Aug 2015, 21:20
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VAGCOM ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3410

VAGCOM ?

Hello all, After years of loving my T3, for my sins I bought a 1.6 Bora to add to my fleet of 2........love my VW,s Now the Bora has a very unstable idle so had an "expert" put it on VAGCOM. It says cam positioner. Not a 2 minute job but replaced it.......oh dear, no difference. Clean thro...
by peteabbott
10 Aug 2015, 18:55
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VW Bora (golf with a boot)
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: VW Bora (golf with a boot)

Thanks Dave, much appreciated mate. I will have another tinkering session at the weekend and report back.
Pete