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This sounds very much as though your clutch is slipping. Essentially, the clutch plates aren't making strong contact and slip against each other under hard acceleration. Under gentle acceleration there is less stress on the clutch and so slipping is less likely. It is not that you are losing power but that the power is being wasted. This can be caused by ...


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To properly answer your question, yes your car has an inter-cooler. Here is a link to Forge site to a replacement for your OEM one (this prove the existence of the stock one). I cannot find any definitive answer but as far as I can tell most (see lower) VW engines with turbos have an inter-cooler. It is generally located behind the bumper on either side of ...


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Once the vehicle is started, either with a new battery (if the current one is damaged beyond use ... might be, considering the amount of time it was dead) or with the one which is in there already after it's been recharged, I doubt you'll see any issues with the electronics or otherwise. There are a few exceptions to this, one of those being if rodents have ...


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I think you can turn them on/off using the touch stuff found on page 38 of the manual you gave a link to. Here is an excerpt from it: Looking at Figure 15 (on the left), it says to change the display to use G (bottom right hand corner of the display), which then flips you over to Figure 16 (on the right). Then try using A (upper left) on this screen or ...


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The brake fluid was running low, during heavy acceleration or turning the fluid will roll away from the sensor, which created the warning. I topped up with DOT4 brake fluid and the problem has been resolved. Do not shake the Brake fluid you do not want bubbles dispersed in you brake fluid.


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Turns out the fix required the replacement of a fuse.


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I would suggest your refrigerant is low and needs a recharge. It can get to a point where there is enough for the A/C to kick on, but not enough to actually cool it for very long. When the system sits idle, the refrigerant will equalize in the system between the low/high sides. When in this state, it will cool the interior of your car for a short period of ...


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One way you can find out if it's a leaking door seal is to apply glycerine to the door seals and then drive around to see if the noise changes or disappears. If there's no change at all, the sound is probably not coming from the seal. If it is quieter, or changes tone or pitch, then there's probably a gap somewhere. By applying the glycerine to only part of ...


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The best thing to do is to ensure the inside of the car does not get damp - even in a garage, condensation can cause mildew or mould to grow. One way to keep it dry is to use a passive dehumifier - basically a material (commonly crystals) that absorbs moisture from the air, in the same way as the silica gel sachets you get in boxes of electrical appliances. ...


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I had very similar symptoms on a BMW, the sensor itself was faulty and the problem was solved by replacing it. There are two ways of diagnosing this that I can think of: Look at the sensor readings in the live data section of a diagnostics tool If you don't have access to such a tool, buy one new sensor and fit it to each position one by one until the ...


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A water cooled intercooler is simple. The intercooler core (where the compressed hot air passes through) is submerged in water from the cooling system (sometimes a separate cooling system). That way the water absorbs the heat and lowers the air's temperature. The system has various components. For which the locations are near or in front of the radiator and ...


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If you are turning the wheel all the way (left or right) until it stops, this is called cramping the steering. What happens is, when you get it all the way over to one side and hold it there, the rack and pinion is telling the hydraulic fluid to continue to push the steering over to that side, but the steering mechanism cannot do it because it cannot go any ...


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From the symptoms, I think the power steering belt will be slipping under the load at low engine speed.


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Most likely a dodgy connection on one or more wires. The wires to and from each lock have to go through the 'snake' connecting the door to the bodyshell, and this typically is the most likely place for failures to occur, particularly on the driver's door (the one opened and shut most frequently, twisting the wires more and thus fatigueing them more). ...



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