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BarryT82 January 1st, 2019 11:05

You don’t need vcds to change the fuel filter in this car. Just turn the key a few times and the system will fill the canister.

KeyTDI January 1st, 2019 12:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarryT82 (Post 5469872)
You donít need vcds to change the fuel filter in this car. Just turn the key a few times and the system will fill the canister.

Good to know.

I have Liqui Moli Diesel Purge, and Diesel Klean on hand... read that I could fill the canister with that and do double duty Clean!

Anyone know if this kit has the tools I need to do the Timing belt?

https://www.amazon.com/8MILELAKE-Eng...ing+belt+tools

We have a Audi with a TSI in the family too, so i'd like as much specialized tooling as possible!

The only thing I didnt see in this kit was the Cam Counter holding bar for loosening Cam and HPFP pulley.
I have Steel, MiG and TiG, as well as a lathe....

The CD changer is clicking and wiring constantly... even after I take the key out, so thats gotta come out soon!

KITEWAGON January 1st, 2019 13:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarryT82 (Post 5469872)
You donít need vcds to change the fuel filter in this car. Just turn the key a few times and the system will fill the canister.

Are you sure? I remember using VCDS to cycle the fuel pump and I thought that it was necessary. But its been years since I changed a fuel filter and perhaps that step was unnecessary.

BarryT82 January 1st, 2019 13:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by KITEWAGON (Post 5469899)
Are you sure? I remember using VCDS to cycle the fuel pump and I thought that it was necessary. But its been years since I changed a fuel filter and perhaps that step was unnecessary.

Yes. Iíve owned a few of these vehicles. With the Audi Q5 TDI I had to use VCDS to refill the filter, but it wasnít a drop in filter.

KeyTDI January 1st, 2019 15:35

Pulled the Head unit out, as the whirring and clicking noise was diving me nuts... well, more nuts!

Took the top off the unit.
Both ends of the ribbon cable seemed attached well...
Disconnected, it from the main board and took the changer out.
I can see at least 1 CD in there, but have not disassembled further.

Questions:
Anyone have any ideas?
Can I put the unit back in without the CD changer inside?

BarryT82 January 1st, 2019 17:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by KeyTDI (Post 5469917)
Pulled the Head unit out, as the whirring and clicking noise was diving me nuts... well, more nuts!
Took the top off the unit.
Both ends of the ribbon cable seemed attached well...
Disconnected, it from the main board and took the changer out.
I can see at least 1 CD in there, but have not disassembled further.
Questions:
Anyone have any ideas?
Can I put the unit back in without the CD changer inside?

The radio will work without the cd changer, but if you press media itíll give you the cd error. There are a few cables on the bottom of the changer itself. Disconnect those and reseat them.

Geordi January 1st, 2019 18:50

Was the CD in it any good?

Or was it something like "The Greatest Hits Sung By William Shatner"

KeyTDI January 2nd, 2019 15:53

The cables looked fine, but as I have a 200 mile round trip today, I just slipped the unit back into place and, as Barry stated, it worked fine!

My T8 Torx bit grew legs, so I have ordered a new set and will disassemble the CD unit further and see if I can see anything wrong with it when they arrive!
No idea what the CD is... I can only see the edge of it!
Oh, the excitement!

I ordered the Timing tool set as above, and will see what the story is when it arrives.
I can make a cam/HPFP hold tool if I need to.

Seems my oil filters are lagging in shipment, so I have to wait before U start the big service.

Talking of service....
This the the Air filter that is in currently...:eek:
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...pshum0ceox.jpg

KITEWAGON January 3rd, 2019 06:18

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Originally Posted by BarryT82 (Post 5469900)
Yes. I’ve owned a few of these vehicles. With the Audi Q5 TDI I had to use VCDS to refill the filter, but it wasn’t a drop in filter.

I'm not arguing with you. I really don't know. But I think I was following these instructions which stated: Unlike earlier TDI, your fuel tank's electric lift pump does not cycle on when you turn the key to "ON". And they show the procedure to use VCDS.

https://www.myturbodiesel.com/wiki/f...d-audi-a3-tdi/

By the way, OP that site has lots of great DIY tutorials for general maintenance. Its a great reference.

IndigoBlueWagon January 3rd, 2019 06:35

There's a lot of debate about this. I find the procedure with VCDS to be kind of a PITA and I doubt most shops (or the dealer) do it. The pump will run if you cycle the key. I just put in the new filter and fill the canister before putting the top on. I don't think the car is going to blow up.

KeyTDI January 3rd, 2019 07:51

Thanks for the input.
I will refill the canister for sure with something like diesel klean or diesel
Purge.
I think I could maybe pull the rear seat and jumper the pump as it’s so easy to get at.

Service supplies are steadily arriving.
I spent a couple of hours yesterday on some cleaning and repairs. The car is truely filth under the surface. Pulled the rear seats up and it’s ugly under there!
The passthru hatch in the rear seats was not locking. Full
Of sand, grit and dirt. I managed to get it working and latched eventually. Rear seat air vent in the center console is busted. Scrubbed the roof and pillars in the drivers side and after 3 runs the cloth is cleaner.
Tire pressures were low at 28psi all around, so set them at 36.

Did my first good run in the car last night. My home to LAX Airport to pick up our son. About 65 miles each way. One way average at 70-75mph in the car pool netted 47.5mph. After spending 30 miles crawling around the airport and then running back a little harder the display dropped to 43mpg. Still impressive.
Be happier with new oil and filters tho!!!

IndigoBlueWagon January 3rd, 2019 08:13

Keep in mind the FE reading in the cluster is probably reading 5-10% high. You can calibrate it with VCDS.

I can't believe how congested the loop around the LAX terminals has gotten. One recent trip there it took me 45 min to get from the rental return to Terminal 4. Insane.

KeyTDI January 3rd, 2019 08:32

Yes, LAX is a cluster. Adding to the mix last night was 2x FD trucks racing into the mix.

I just use the display as a relative guide. I generally use the brim technique to check absolute.
Our ML 320 Bluetec would have been about 27 mpg on that same run. My 190d would have done about 35 mpg.

Matt927 January 3rd, 2019 10:55

Thought there was a TSB put out by VW concerning priming the fuel filter via the computer after a change. Need to look around for it.

KeyTDI January 5th, 2019 19:46

What is this I found under the seat?
Cup holder thingy?
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...psjbwbslww.jpg

Been cleaning....
Started at the back...
I think I said this car needed some TLC...

Pulled the rear floor, spare wheel etc...
This is how it looked...:eek:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps0gmpiuav.jpg

Brown stuff is either Cola, or Coffee... either way it was like concrete...
Mixed a gallon of hot water/soap mix and scrubbed... and scrubbed...

https://i135.photobucket.com/albums/...pswisszypd.jpg

This was up on bulge on the spare wheel well, rear Bumper interface... This is what had fell down from gap in the rear floor or hatch latch...:eek:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...psemg4lx4c.jpg

Anyway, no sign of rear end damage!

2 hours later...

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps8tknm55a.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...psqhmabpin.jpg

Spare wheel is good, and I put 36 psi in it.
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...psmhhg4bdj.jpg

All reassembled!
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps2uccb0du.jpg


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