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  1. Stiggy

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    Dang, I'm not surprised it knocks your body clock around like that, my shifts are bad enough on me but in all honesty, I'd be dead or at least very ill if I had those working hours. Still, at least your close with your family, bet it makes up for the working hours you have to go through.
  2. Stiggy

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    Same here, never feels like there are enough hours in the day. Do you work long hours or is your time just taken up by life?
  3. Stiggy

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    Lol isn't that the life, glad you seem to be doing well though.
  4. Stiggy

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    Going good. How about yourself?
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    Just had a quick look and that was quite an extensive mod list, the most I've ever managed to do was an induction kit, remap, brakes, and new wheels, all on different car's too lol. Although every car I've had I always upgraded the tyres since you know, they are the difference between stopping...
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    I'm not sure if it's high pressure I have or just a failing oil seal somewhere, I thought I read somewhere that it's a common thing for the turbos to start failing at relatively low mileage on my engine, but I could be mistaken. What car was it that had the 380bhp? sounds like it was a fun car...
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    I do let the turbo cool a bit, the last third of a mile is driving through a residential area at basically tick over RPM, and once I'm parked I'll let the car idle while I sort myself out before getting out (check lights are off, grab anything I need, etc). I do the same when I go to work, the...
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    Not really no. the only smoke I get is condensation on cold start and some black smoke when I haven't driven it hard for a while, but even then that's cleared after a couple of pulls to the red line. From what I can tell it'll only start using oil when the oil gets up to about 90c and I'm...
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    I'll have to get in touch with the garage that has been working on my car for a while now, and see if they have done a compression test already or not. if not I might have to book it in and go from there. And by decoke, you mean the BG cleaning you mentioned before?
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    Just watched the video and it's quite helpful, unfortunately, I don't have the means to do the testing myself. As for the symptoms, I don't think I have any of those symptoms. Idles smoothly when hot and cold, performance seems alright. and my MPG is 25mpg around the city and on a run, I can...
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    Well, I've already had a fair bit replaced on the car. If it's not the EGR it will most likely be an internal issue. how can you check the EGR valve?
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    Yeah, it is a nice setup from what I can tell, a nice fat torque curve right in the middle of the rev range, perfect for some spirited driving. I was having a look at the tuning guides and the known issues and problems with the engines and I believe I might have the oil burn issue...
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    oh, mine is a 2007 model, so it would more than likely be the EA113?
  14. Stiggy

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    Errmm I'm not sure which engine it is, is there a quick and easy way to find out or do I need to start digging around the engine bay to find it. All I know currently is that it is allegedly a 2.0T TFSI at 200Bhp or thereabout. Thanks for the links though.
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    Okay, I'll have a look at some point. Thanks for the info.

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