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  1. Thread: Alba European

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    BUSINESS Alba European

    Jimmy's Alba European Milton cannot get enough praise from me.

    Fixed at the quoted price after a local garage misdiagnosed a clutch issue on my Octavia, and I had poor, read no, service from a...
  2. Great idea. Is this Heated Front Climate...

    Great idea.
    Is this Heated Front Climate windscreen available on all models as an option?
    I'd like to add it to the MkV TDI's next screen, which is due because of some vinyl album lines appearing...
  3. Thanks for this thread. Our MkV has had a bunch...

    Thanks for this thread. Our MkV has had a bunch of trim fail all at the same time recently.
    These are the door fabric trims for all four doors, the foam underneath the engine cover, the roof lining...
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    Semi-related to engine cover grommets: Our '09...

    Semi-related to engine cover grommets:
    Our '09 Pacific TDI (215,000ks), engine cover just wore a tiny hole through one of the three, thin aluminium lines that carry coolant across the top of the...
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    It could be as simple as a CV boot leak. Our Mk...

    It could be as simple as a CV boot leak.
    Our Mk V TDI is same vintage and roughly the same km, 205,000.
    I just replaced all 4 CV boots, only 1 was leaking, but at that age, the rubber was just...
  6. I would have it checked out by a VW shop, that...

    I would have it checked out by a VW shop, that could become expensive.
    Did they also do the water pump?
    Our BKD went 200k before needing a water pump last month, but it could be a years of service...
  7. Maybe ring Aerpro? I have found they are pretty...

    Maybe ring Aerpro? I have found they are pretty good on customer support.
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    I read that Queensland govt were buying extra...

    I read that Queensland govt were buying extra little yellow trailer speed cameras because the first two were the most revenue productive speed cameras in the State. I have seen them amongst the...
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    Ok maybe that's outside their scope. I had no...

    Ok maybe that's outside their scope. I had no trouble getting the whole fob replaced for the MkV, they just needed one to copy from :).
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    Not sure, but there has been talk of single mass...

    Not sure, but there has been talk of single mass being a better replacement in here for some models
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    Also worth a check of the harmonic balancer...

    Also worth a check of the harmonic balancer rubber donut. If the coolant has sat on it for any length of time, due to the water pump leaking, it will denature the rubber and the part will fail.
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    Search around the local key cutters. We found one...

    Search around the local key cutters. We found one near us with the technology to cut Mk3 and V Golf and Skoda keys and charges around $120 per. That's Buranda shopping centre Brisbane also, sorry....
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    Quick update. The coolant leak was from a flange/...

    Quick update. The coolant leak was from a flange/ gasket at the the other end of the motor from the water pump which is fine, according to the dealer. Overnight part coming to BNE from SYD today. So...
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    Thanks Transporter, its taken about 3 weeks and...

    Thanks Transporter, its taken about 3 weeks and 500 kays to lose the full bowl of coolant.

    Thanks Hillbillly, we have done the burp test and no luck.

    The engine is at least coming up to temp as...
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    I have the same thing on my '09 2.0 TDI, we had...

    I have the same thing on my '09 2.0 TDI, we had the water pump replaced 3 weeks ago following slow leak. In 200,000 says its never lost coolant til now.
    Now after a few hundred country kays last...
  16. Hope it all fit. Fascia match between new head...

    Hope it all fit. Fascia match between new head unit and the old surround is the tricky bit.

    I tried to use an Aerpro fascia kit to tidy up around the Kenwood 2DIN DDX in the Octavia. I rang them...
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    QLD Agreed, this thing is a bargain at the price. ...

    Agreed, this thing is a bargain at the price.

    Having owned an auto TDI Mk3, I can say they are fun, well-built, responsive and economical.

    At around $37K new, they are rare as in Australia and...
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    MFY09 MkV 2.0 TDI post-service flat-spot

    The 188,000 km 2.0L TDI DSG has been great from new.
    Recently did a 2,000km round trip then put it in for service at local VW dealer.

    Came back with parking lights on as daytime running lights...
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    Sticky: Hi all, Just wondering, after a self-inflicted...

    Hi all,
    Just wondering, after a self-inflicted trailer injury, I have to replace the RF guard on my Golf MkV Pacific and unsure if a MkV GTI panel is interchangeable. Anyone know off the top?
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    The thin stretch (grey) cloth trim glued onto the...

    The thin stretch (grey) cloth trim glued onto the front door cards of the MkV TDI are coming off. It looks like the glue is denaturing, exposing the yellow foam inserts. Anyone had this happen? Any...
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    The Ambiente head unit appears cactus. It won't...

    The Ambiente head unit appears cactus.
    It won't pick up AM radio, her fave, and has an intermittent on-off RHF door speaker fault.

    Aerial checks out as OK. One car radio place said there's a...
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    QLD Those things were around $35- $38K new in...

    Those things were around $35- $38K new in mid-90's, I've seen a purchase doc, its no wonder they're rare.
    The Mk 3 TDI 1Z engine, a bit updated, can be found in much newer VW and Skodas. You have...
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    Simple things. While replacing the rear brake...

    Simple things.
    While replacing the rear brake high light, $125.50 from Skoda but overnight delivery, I noticed the nearby aerial was loose.
    Radio reception is now much improved!
    All I need to do...
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    Checked and def LEDs. Bought replacements,...

    Checked and def LEDs. Bought replacements, overnight delivery from Crick's Mt Gravatt, exxy at $126, but not prepared to risk safety or insurance policy if there's a bingle. Easy as plug and play...
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    So the car's going well except for some...

    So the car's going well except for some electrical stufff.
    Now the rear highest third brake light has gone, luckily the thing passed roadworthy for interstate transfer first.
    Looks to be LED....
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