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t-tony

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Still, suck, squeeze, bang and blow though. It's just the way it happens that has changed a bit. I had the main engine earth corrode away on a 55 plate 2.5 tdi VW Touareg some years ago. How I got it started was to place a jump lead from the engine block to a good earth on the body.

Tony.
 

backseateducation

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Cheers guys.
I think it might just be wishing for the earth strap to sort it, I was really looking forward to a run out this weekend. I don't have much, so my car time is important to me.
Once i get paid it'll be back in the garage for a pro diagnostic and a smoke test, I can't miss out on any more summer!
 

Ianmc

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I think the bonnet earth strap only comes into play for the heated washer nozzles, but could be wrong.
 

backseateducation

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Anything's a bonus! 😂
 

backseateducation

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Had a bit of a brainwave about this.
If I can't find an air leak, but the symptoms are there, the problem must be fairly deep in the engine.
Last time it was in the garage, I think they had the inlet manifold off, so maybe they didn't replace the gasket so now it leaks after being disturbed?
I'll check the invoice when I get home on Monday, but sadly I can't take the car back as that garage has since closed.
 

backseateducation

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I was hoping to get time to have a look at this soon, but I don't really feel confident taking the inlet manifold off so I've booked it in to another garage next week, I should be able to limp it there. In fairness the guy immediately suggested a smoke test, and he also said he won't keep on and on trying things and running up a huge bill 😂 . I'm away on a course for the next week or so they can look at it at their leisure.
 

Mint

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...he also said he won't keep on and on trying things and running up a huge bill...
Will you get that in writing? :whistle: Or say you will just pay for the thing that actually fixes the problem;)
Hope he can fix it for you, then you can get some roof down drives in before Winter:thumbsup:
 
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