I think that’s a set I almost bought, they look fab!
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Thanks Mac, the original intention once the “flushing period” is over was that I’ll revert back to approved / expensive oil, but as this stuff has been compared to a sample of approved oil and is essentially the same in composition, it may just be a permanent move.Although I'm sure this oil is fine, especially if you change annually, I must point out that there is more (lots more actually) to a VW (or any other) Oil Certification than an analysis of the blend.
Good starting point though.
I've seen this symptom a few times before. Sometimes you're not even lucky enough to get an associated fault code. However, a replacement cam shaft position sensor cures the problem.3) Intermittent hot start problem: Sometimes two or three turns of the key needed before it fires up, problem only manifests if you've turned off and try to restart within 20-30 minutes - They are still unsure but a scan revealed an implausible signal error code from the cam sensor so a likely candidate.
I've seen this before, too. The clip doesn't allow the engine to swing enough under acceleration and engine braking. Either the clip breaks, or the clip wears a hole in the pipe, or both. Unfortunately, the metal version of this pipe, exclusively used on the TDI90, isn't always easy to find. The reinforced plastic version, used on the TDI75, is identical in its shape and can probably be used successfully until a replacement metal version can be found.2) Hissing noise under acceleration - Turned out a plastic clip had worn through the metal boost pipe?! Anyway I'm now in need of replacement parts
If tend to agree David. Either live with it or take the lot off and Re paint. Glad you’ve secured one ??Update on Akoya, my other TDi90 that @PaulA2 used to own:
With Audrey still being needed by my brother in law for a few months longer I’ve asked DS Motorsport to crack on with the couple of jobs outstanding (replacement of the harsh suspension springs with standard SE ones and also the twin horn conversion) ready for the car to be collected and pressed into use later this month.
Since Paul’s ownership Akoya has picked up a set of platinum leather & alcantara sports seats in place of the non-lumbar heated swing leathers. I intend to reverse this and achieve my long-held ambition of putting platinum back in Audrey (hence restoring the latter back to the same interior colour scheme @Special edition Dave had in it during his ownership by effecting a swap between the two cars, once I’ve figured out a way of installing heat pads into the platinums - Any ideas on who could do this for me?!
Once thing that bugged however was the rear cup holder had also gone walkies since Paul’s ownership - such a high spec car deserves one! Assuming Akoya's interior beyond the seats is also swing grey, I have been on the lookout for a replacement to restore this travesty. Hence those of you who saw the one in Latvia in the spotted section can now rest assured you know who bought it!!
It arrived today. The condition is OK although it is obviously used and was filthy! A good clean later and it’s still slightly sticky to touch (although not as bad as it was), I’m thinking the soft touch paint might be responsible for that though and so although the cloth keeps coming away dirty when I apply a few drops of elbow grease, that could actually be the paint starting to break down, so I’ve left it as-is, any thoughts gang?
It should be good enough that when in the car's interior it looks good and in keeping with the rest of the interior, the photos here make it look worse than it is. For what I paid to secure it and get it here, I'm happy and am looking forward to installing it when I get the car, hopefully later this month.
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Once I have Akoya on the road, I'll be in the unique position to advise people on the MYP six speed gearbox thread what the practical differences are betweem the MYP (in Akoya) and PTW (in Audrey) - hopefully that will help guide TDI90 owners as to which to go for at least. Looking forward to having a "dedicated" A2 of my own in the family, whether that is Audrey (which I really would like back in my care, but swapping insurance etc. might be hassle until it expires) or Akoya.