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    Mk3 Golf failing MOT on emissions

    Check your camshaft seals.I would be inclined to focus on the valve seats/guides and springs. Look for smoke when you first start up,that's a sign of worn valve guides. Check your head for warp,it can track compression to the water jacket,could be the reason for the white smoke. Check the bores...
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    Mk3 Golf failing MOT on emissions

    If you are desperate to keep the motor,try removing the air filter and loosening the intake pipe to give it more oxygen. It could give you a slightly cleaner burn.Might just get you through the CO2 test
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    Mk3 Golf failing MOT on emissions

    Could be weak valve springs,or burned valves.Have you checked your oil filler cap for excessive back pressure? If it's your rings that are worn,check the engine breather for excessive back pressure. Sounds like the old girl could be worn out.
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    Mk3 Golf failing MOT on emissions

    Could be weak valve springs,or burned valves.Have you checked your oil filler cap for excessive back pressure? If it's your rings that are worn,check the engine breather for excessive back pressure. Sounds like the old girl could be worn out.
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    1999 Mk 3 vw golf 1.9 deisel alternator belt ( non turbo)

    I have the above motor, I need to change the alternator belt,it has a coil spring as a permanent adjuster under the alternator. I have never changed one with this method of adjuster before. Anybody know how to release the tension in order to change the belt? It has a separate "V" belt for the...
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    Hello from the oldest boy racer in town

    Many thanks Wayne,I'm looking forward to joining in. There's nothing like a friendly chat with other like minded people.
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    Hello from the oldest boy racer in town

    Now where did I put those feeler gauges?:lol:
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    Engine upgrade

    Thanks,I'll have a look.I tow a boat occasionally,no probs really,so long as I keep the revs sweet. This is a Mk 3,but the Mk4 parts suit in many cases,the Mk4 has the 1.9 Tdi engine.
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    Hello from the oldest boy racer in town

    Well,I can't win 'em all :lol: Thanks for the welcome
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    Engine upgrade

    I have a 1999 Golf estate,1.9 non turbo diesel 65 bhp. Will it take a turbo engine as a straight replacement? Are there any conversions which would suit? i.e. the 115bhp mk 4 tdi engine.
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    Hello from the oldest boy racer in town

    I am pushing 70yrs old,and have been fascinated by motors for what seems like forever. I worked for General Motors Holden as an experimental toolmaker apprentice in the early sixties. The hotrod scene was all the go at that period.I have seen some brilliant creations.Big V8 lumps etc .I have...
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