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Old June 5th, 2008, 20:11   #6
Farfromovin
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These cars are both blessed and cursed. Let me quickly explain:
They are blessed because they are very efficient, easy to drive cars but the bad part about it is they can get clogged. First off, if someone drives them like a grandma for thousands of miles on end the vanes in the turbo can get stuck. This will lead to crappy driveability. One easy fix for this is to either drive it like you stole it or simply give it an "italian style tuneup" every once in a while. Just run it through the gears and get that turbo working, it likes it! Another issue is the EGR system combined with the CCV and the small amount of oil that gets through the turbo seals by design. I won't tell you to delete the EGR but you can definately "re calibrate" it by changing the software a little bit with Vag-Com available at www.ross-tech.com/ . There are also several CCV mods you could do to alter the amount of oil you have going back into your intake. IMHO, the best way to avoid clogging is to completely disable the EGR. This keeps the unburnt carbon from the exhaust from mixing with the oil from the turbo and CCV.
Hence, the mixed blessings with these cars.
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