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Offline dubburke

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Preventative work
« on: March 11, 2020, 12:23:37 PM »
Well the car is in at a VAG specialist for preventative work
Timing belt and pump
Oil pick up clean
Cam follower
Thermostat
Walnut cleaning of intake
The car had no issues before it went in, but it was put in for peace of mind
I will report back when done
I am sure it will not be cheap

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Re: Preventative work
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 02:05:35 PM »
Def let us know what all that comes to £££.
What year is the car and how many miles?
Ask to see the old cam follower just to see what condition it was in.

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Re: Preventative work
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 02:27:25 PM »
Talking of preventative work I would get the outer wheels arches taken off and have a good cleanup under there and maybe a underseal as these cars are getting on and your one will probably need it. 

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Re: Preventative work
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 04:18:25 PM »
Def let us know what all that comes to £££.
What year is the car and how many miles?
Ask to see the old cam follower just to see what condition it was in.
It's a 2006 with 104k,
Initial findings are the cam follower had a little wear, but nothing to be worried about.
The oil pick up was not great, but the mechanic said that I was lucky, a lot of the fine mesh on the pick up was clogged with hard carbon, the sump also had evidence of carbon build up.
He blames the long life service intervals.
I am glad that I had these checked.
TPS sent wrong items, so all is not done yet, the thermostat still needs done, he had difficulties in removing one of the bolts on the thermostat, so he said he had to remove the inlet manifold,  which is why I then asked him to walnut blast the inlet manifold while it was off.
Hopefully tomorrow

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Re: Preventative work
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 09:49:32 AM »
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Re: Preventative work
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 05:58:39 PM »
I just posted this list of bits I am ordering this week for the same reason...to keep it running for another 100k miles. My 2007(new to me Nov. 2006) has 155k miles on it:
K04 turbo
"S3/MK6 Golf R" injectors
Downpipe(so to go back to a catted pipe)
Oil filter housing
Oil filter to block seal
Oil cooler to filter housing seal
Timing chain and VVT tensioner
Positive battery cable
Driver seat cover and foam
Left headlight assembly
Both rear arch liners
Front right lower arch liner
Upgraded LPFP-DW65v
Thermostat
Some sensors and seals
...and a few more.

These aren't meant to be a part of the extended mileage oil changes. Better to do them no more than 5k miles. Also, you mentioned build-up in the bottom end...so you may consider replacing the oil filter housing and two seals for both sides of it. The oil filter housing has a built in catch-can(primary oil separator) and has screens for the oil and vapor that can be another point of build-up.




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Re: Preventative work
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 12:27:53 AM »
Total bill was £750
not bad for all the work done including oil and filter change