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  1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363273129793?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=yvwl7HUSReq&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  2. Nice one. Thanks for the replies. I’ll do the pollen filter again and try out the essential oils trick. I did the full heat windows down, and that did help a tad. I might try do a couple more cycles whenever I’m out
  3. Starting to get a bad whiff of a damp like smell when I initially switch my car on. I know it’s coming from the AC as when I switch it off the smell comes back. This only happens for the first 20-30 seconds and smells fine after Had the pollen filter changed around a year ago, and tried a AC bomb a few months back but the smell has returned Worth trying a bomb again or would a gas recharge help ?
  4. I'm close to 100k, purchased at 80k relatively cheaply. Over the past 2 years of ownership I've replaced a number of parts due to parts failing or general fault finding. This doesn't include general maintenance stuff like haldex changes or dsg services. This includes : 2nd Hand Transfer Box £310 2nd Hand Rear Diff £200 Rear propshaft donut £130 4x New DI injectors £380 2x Camshaft Magnets £70 2x Front Wheel Bearings £160 2x Top mounts £70 Headlight cornering module £45 Haldex Pump £200 Thermostat & Waterpump
  5. Yeah Autodoc seem to be the cheapest I paid £144 for mine
  6. I guess it’s just like any other oil, over time it will deteriorate, I’ve changed both front (transfer box) and rear diff oils, both run the same grade and both use the same fill/drain plug. So worth doing both Only changed then due to replacing the transfer box and rear diff, but pretty easy to replace the oils so would probably do it again in a year or so.
  7. I’m on 101k on a 64 plate. Stock turbo still going strong and stage 2.
  8. I have Bilstein top mounts and bearings in mine, when I installed the B8 shocks. No issues with those and have been on for over a year now. I think I payed £120 so slightly cheaper than oem.
  9. I had my transfer box let go a week or 2 after I had a stage 2 done. I guess the extra power and however many launched Its had in its past life would have contributed. Mine was pretty obvious to diagnose, with all 4 wheels off the ground, my prop-shaft wouldn’t spin. Only realised after getting a new pump. As @golf7.5r mentioned, its worth doing the pump prime on VCDS, and try a couple launches after this to see if your AWD module brings up a fault. I remember getting “awd mechanical failure”
  10. Hope you get it sorted. Sorry to go off topic, how have you found the Eibachs compared to the mountune springs ? I have mountune springs on mine at the mo with some Eibachs on order, wondering if it improved on ride quality with it being a higher spring.
  11. Has anyone gone from a lower setup to the Eibach Pros ? Thinking about getting rid of the mountune52 springs which are on the car and getting the Eibachs. I currently have them paired with Bilstein B8s but still find the ride crashy thinking the springs are too short apparently giving a 25-35mm drop. Hoping the Eibachs will sort this and give me a gentler ride.
  12. You can check VCDS/obd11 for live data of the HPFP, - under advanced measuring values in VCDS, look at specified vs actual when idling, if there are big fluctuations you could have a faulty hpfp. Also remember there being a basic settings for the manifold but not sure if that were if you had mpi/port injectors only. I know there’s one basic setting for the HPFP, try doing those and see if that helps.
  13. When I bought my 2nd hand transfer case, I had to make sure it was a pre facelift one as the bit that connects to the propshaft differs to the facelift ones unless your mechanic managed to use the old one or you’re using a facelift propshaft.
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