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Offline Patrick2kii10

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HELP !
« on: September 02, 2021, 06:22:31 am »
I have a 2007 mk5 gti, standard apart from a ram air filter which was recently put on. The car since throws up a check engine light and when its plugged in says its running too lean. Engine bay is extremely warm and intake is too although the temperature gauge is normal??

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Re: HELP !
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 09:17:21 am »
If it happened only since putting the intake on then there's a chance it's not been fitted correctly and there is an air leak somewhere. Have a good look around the effected areas and make sure any clips are on tight enough and everything is seated correctly first.

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Re: HELP !
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2021, 06:08:41 pm »
The engine bay being hot is normal - the turbo at the back throws out a lot of heat with nowhere to go - adding heat shield over the turbo stops direct radiated heat into the pipework, but it will still be a hot space.
Temperature on the dash is coolant.