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    Have you taken the top off the EGR and looked at...

    Have you taken the top off the EGR and looked at the plastic gear in it ?
    Mine was quite worn in one quadrant. I took it out turned 90degrees and put it back in.
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    Thermostat is not an expensive part maybe $40,...

    Thermostat is not an expensive part maybe $40, but the labour cost to replace is the same as water pump.
    If the thermostat fails in 1 year you would need to pay the labour cost again, or do it now...
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    have owned lots of cars, volvo, mitsibishi, vw,...

    have owned lots of cars, volvo, mitsibishi, vw, toyota never seen a wheel chock in any of them.
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    Sticky: Replaced a door lock, cost me $26.22 and an hour...

    Replaced a door lock, cost me $26.22 and an hour of my time.
    VCDS scan showed a fault, never noticed any issues with it otherwise, except playing with it after seeing the fault code and then only...
  5. Nice comparison. I did this in my Jetta and...

    Nice comparison.
    I did this in my Jetta and found the ebay ones had wrong colour illumination, I bought and returned 2 one was green the other blue, should have been amber/red.
    I also found that...
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    Front left passenger door has 9 pins on the lock...

    Front left passenger door has 9 pins on the lock itself, but the wiring to it only has 6.
    Photos are of the original lock
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    Check those springs, I got a feeling an angle...

    Check those springs, I got a feeling an angle grinder may have been the tool of choice :facepalm:
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    So what caused all that ? Hit something or wheel...

    So what caused all that ? Hit something or wheel studs shearing ??
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    Massive damage, airbags deployed, seat belt...

    Massive damage, airbags deployed, seat belt pre-tensioned & door still opens. Everyone walks away = Awesome result.
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    Hmm just too delivery of a new lock for Passenger...

    Hmm just too delivery of a new lock for Passenger Front, it has 9pins.
    Every listing I can find states 9pins also.
    Will find out for sure when it remove the door skin on the weekend.
  11. Another thing, check you have not broken any vac...

    Another thing, check you have not broken any vac lines etc.
    I'm not familiar with this engine, but did you have to remove an engine cover ? possibly the intake or such? Check it is all back...
  12. Back to OP If you did this DIY, then go back and...

    Back to OP
    If you did this DIY, then go back and check everything.
    Did you check the gap yourself?
    Did you check the torque?
    Are all the coil packs pushed down all the way?
    Are all the coil pack...
  13. You got a link where we can check the serial...

    You got a link where we can check the serial numbers? I cannot find any.
    I was looking to get new plugs today, its been 40,000km since last change, I paid $46 for 4, today its $84.
    Reading this...
  14. The blocked port was PCV input. Crank breather...

    The blocked port was PCV input. Crank breather output was venting to atmosphere.

    I guess the worst would be PCV pulling against a blocked port and diaphragm would fail?
  15. I managed to remove the hose clamp for the...

    I managed to remove the hose clamp for the breather way down at the crank itself. It is a long way down and bugger all room to do anything.
    Some long screwdrivers helped free it a bit before I could...
  16. Crank breather hose broken safe to block off ?

    So the crank breather hose has totally disintegrated. This runs up from the crank to the left port on the rocker cover, I assume it then goes in through the PCV and back out to the intake.

    I have...
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    Alba European at Milton German Autos at Geebung...

    Alba European at Milton
    German Autos at Geebung
    Prestige and Performance at Coorparoo
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    Have you thought about a really basic solution ?...

    Have you thought about a really basic solution ?
    Cyclone 810mm x 2.05m Fibreglass Insect Screen | Bunnings Warehouse
  19. Try this ...

    Try this
    https://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/f15/suppliers-door-locks-128946.html?highlight=door+lock
  20. Locks are about $350 from memory, for a decent...

    Locks are about $350 from memory, for a decent one anyway.
    You should use a VW specialist mechanic, they will have replaced many of these door locks and know how to test and replace quickly.
    If the...
  21. Hi Milan Welcome to watercooled Generally...

    Hi Milan

    Welcome to watercooled

    Generally these issues will best be resolved by first performing a diagnostics scan. Any fault that results in a dash light will be recorded.
    The best tool is...
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    I love a wagon, much preferred over an SUV. I...

    I love a wagon, much preferred over an SUV.

    I am biased by first love
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  23. How are you diagnosing the compressor 'kicking...

    How are you diagnosing the compressor 'kicking in' ?
    These units are variable displacement and are always engaged, a solenoid controls the activation, engine rpm will not change etc. So only a VCDS...
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    Wow that really is quite extreme. These have a...

    Wow that really is quite extreme.
    These have a breakaway bushing in the pulley to allow the compressor to seize and still allow pulley to spin.

    As for repairs, I had a new compressor done a week...
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    MK4 radio wiring diagram??...

    MK4 radio wiring diagram??
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