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  1. Hi, anyone on here replaced the Plug D on their JB4/JB1? The release clip on mine snapped off and I’ve heard of them coming off whilst driving so I’m looking to replace it but not too sure where to start, I’ve purchased the part from the link below - is this just like changing the plug on any appliance? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Pin-Map-Sensor-Connector-Plug-Socket-Wiring-1J0973704-VW-Audi-Seat-Skoda-/224338113952?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 Anyone aware of anything videos to help or anything?
  2. Thanks, just wanted to be certain it wasn’t restricting airflow!
  3. Hi, can someone advise what’s gone wrong here? Surely the fitment shouldn’t be like this, with a huge kink in the intake hose? Is this just the cheap hose or have I done something wrong? The turbo elbow it’s going into has to be installed correctly as it’s bolted in. thanks
  4. Hi all, I recently bought a used JB1 (revision 1) to fit to my Golf R. I am doing the Pikey R600 mod to go alongside this however couple questions on this: 1) Firstly, I have bought a cheap turbo elbow and intake hose from AliExpress, and if you see on the photos there appears to be a crease in the pipe. I’m not sure if this just poor fitment because they were cheap, or whether I potentially need to get it further onto the turbo elbow to sort this? Will this restrict airflow? Also, the PCV hose doesn’t seem to click back into place, it seems loose and easily c
  5. Thanks both - will give it a good clean up and if it seems to return quite quickly can investigate further!
  6. Hi, Any got any idea what this white residue is around the airbox/headlight housing on near side front of my engine bay? It is nowhere else in my engine and is just concentrated here. Is this something I should be worried about? Thanks
  7. Hi all, I noticed when my car was up on the ramps today having wheel alignment done that my back box is dented on the right hand side, as you can see in this photo. Is this an issue at all? thanks
  8. Hi all, I know little about vehicle maintenance so apologies in advance. Do these discs look like they need changing? Thanks
  9. Thanks, did see this website although I think the Hunter wheel alignment machine is a different machine to the road force balancing machine, based on the fact some come up on this website that don’t come up on www.balancemycar.co.uk
  10. Not anywhere local to Manchester are you? I’m having to go over to Liverpool to get it done for £60 as the only garages I can see in Manchester with this have quoted around £200! (Plus they’re a main dealership so probably don’t know what they’re doing!). So just wondered if there was one closer to me.
  11. Hi, A couple of weeks ago I had 4 Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSports fitted by TyresOnTheDrive (Part of Halfords). I didn’t want to go for through Halfrauds (as they’re better known) but they were much cheaper than any other website with the discount code they had on. I have had vibration between around 65mph and 90mph ever since. I’m pretty convinced this is incorrect balancing, however I have had Halfords back to it 3 times since for re-balancing. Now I know they’re pretty incompetent but surely 3 different people looking at it would have resolved if this was the issue?
  12. Hi, I know some rust/corrosion is normal after not using the car for 5/6 days, but is it really normal to get this level of rust, such that they’re almost bright orange? this is the same brake disc after a drive. Genuine discs and pads. thanks
  13. Car is a 2016 model which I picked up a few months back however looking at the service book it hasn’t been done (neither has Haldex). I will try a brake fluid tester for moisture on Amazon! Thanks
  14. Thanks for the response. Does the car warn you when the brake fluid is low?
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