Jun 112013
 

I’ve got a 1997 Golf Mk3, 1.8L, that has a bad PCV valve. I bought a new valve this weekend but am having trouble unhooking the old one from the 2 hoses attached to it (the one attached to the air filter duct and the one attached to the breather tube). I’ve twisted and pulled on the hoses but can’t get them to budge. Is there a secret/trick to disconnecting these hoses? I don’t want to break something, especially the brittle breather tube, so I’ve been leary to use more force than necessary.

Thanks for any help!
Mark

Jul 092012
 

1994 GOLF 1.9 TD -RADIATOR REPLACEMENT COMPLETED.\RETURNED WITH UNIVERSAL FIT RADIATOR WHICH IS POSITIONED FURHTER OFF THE GRILL , ON THE DIAGONAL AND FURTHER BACK TWOARDS TEH ENGINE. THE FAN SHROUD ON TEH PORTION FURTHEST BACK DOES NOT MEET THE FAN , THE FAN STANDS OFF ABOUT 1/2 INCH FROM THE FAN SHROUD, SO THE FAM IS FURTHER FROM TEH RADIATOR. OVERALL THE RADIATOR IS ABOUT THREEE INCHES FURTHER BACK, AND ON A DIAGONAL. THE WIRES FOR THE ELECTRIC WERE LEFT HANGING NEAR THE TOP RADIATOR HOSE AND NOT CLIPPED IN PLACE.AND ONE WIRE WAS LEFT UNATTACHED AND `I’M UNABLE TO REACH AND REATTACH. THE BLINKERS WORK VERY RAPIDLY AS COMARED TO PREVIOUS AND THE THERMOSTAT SEEMS TO REACH MIDLINE TEMP RAPIDLY ALTHOUGH IT WAS REPLACED. AFTER PICK UP THE CAR DEMANDED WATER IN A 10 K`M OF DRIVING AND DRANK ALOT. I’M CONCERNED THERE MAY BE AN AIR LOCK FROM IMPROPOER AIR BLEEDING AND THAT THE OVERALL JOB WITH THE RADIATOR BEING OUT OF PLACE AN POSSIBLY INCORRECT , A UNIVERSAL RADIATOR? WILL HARM THE VEHICLE.\CAN YOU TACKLE EACH OF THESE POINTS AND LET ME KNOW WHAT MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM OR THE OUTCOME OF AN IMPROPER FITTING RADIATOR?

I KNOW HTERE ARE TWO RO THREE SIZED RADIATORS FOR THIS CAR AND I’M CONCERNED.

SHODDY WORKMANSHIP AND REPAIR? WHAT TO DO? ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON WORK.

Dec 102011
 

I own a 2004 VW GTI 1.8 T, automatic, with 135,000 miles. Over the last few months this problem has progressively gotten worse. When I press the gas peddle to accelerate, it has trouble going into gear. Only happens with 2nd gear and only from a stopped position. The RPM’s rev but nothing happens as if I’m in neutral. I stop again and repress the gas peddle to drive and then it goes. Plus, sometimes as I am slowing down the engine will suddenly induce a major shift down with my rpm’s dropping to nothing and it feels like I get thrown forward a little as my car halts to 2 mph, i have to release the gas peddle and repress to stop it. Then tonight I noticed that when i turned off my air (heat) that was running, my engine suddenly worked fine. It was as if I never had the problem. I wasn’t sure if it was all due to the same problem, so I added it in as well. I am not at all “educated” when it comes to cars. I don’t believe my transmission is bad. I get mixed reviews saying either i need a new transmission, its a fuel sensor issue, or something else . It has been very difficult trusting a few shops around where I live so I wanted to put my issue out on some forums and see if anyone might have an idea of whats going on, especially since my research has turned up nothing. I check all fluid levels every week because of the high mileage and have all scheduled maintenance completed on a regular basis. The help is very appreciated, Thank you!

Aug 112011
 

my 2000reg vw bora cuts out when starting from cold, ive had a full service and timing belt done, problem remained, mechanic recommended electronic tuning, did that, still cutting out and odd time stalls when starting too reverse, any ideas please.