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...Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi - timing belt installation guide The 2.0-litre TDi diesel engine, used in the Octavia, features a timing belt driven water pump. As replacing the belt also requires the auxiliary drive system to be removed, Dayco recommend that all the systems' components - primary...

...Technical MessengerWhen replacing the coolant pump in EA 288-series 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI engines, various pump types can be installed. Starting in 2012, these engines were fitted with switchable coolant pumps during construction. To warm up the engine even faster, a shroud slides over the...

...Tips for Low-Noise, Effective Braking ByMary VerDuin -15. October 2020The correct treatment of brake pads can prevent noise.Rattling, vibrations, squeaking: noises during braking ca n significantly impair the driving experience. But what exactly is behind these NVH phenomena and how can...

...It is often the case, on many vehicles, that when a lower swivel fails, it is either necessary or cheaper to replace the complete lower arm. Many lower swivels are part of the lower arm, while others are riveted in place. In these situations, the labour required to change the swivel outwei...

...Audi A4 - Window stuck wide open The driver's window on this 2005 Audi A4 had been a bit sluggish operating for a while, and the owner was worried that it was something she had done. The window, of course, failed in the open position. She said it appeared to be a bit tight as it went do...

...Sometimes, it's the little things that make the job so much easier. This 2014 VW Caddy Van was in for its scheduled timing belt replacement. This is a straightforward job, and I have done quite a few over the years. One little tip I have, is when fitting the new belt, it needs to be situ...

...A sluggish 2013 Skoda Superb 1.6 TDi that would also not Stop/Start The customer complaint was that on starting, there is no throttle response for several seconds and the idle speed is lower than normal. Also, the Stop/Start system was non-functional, and the vehicle lacked initial perfor...

...Deciding on an ECU Fault can be a Tough Judgment Call This week we had a very unusual issue with a Seat Leon Cupra, fitted with a CJXA 2.0 litre petrol engine. A fault code for a Crankshaft sensor signal out of range was stored in the memory. Initial testing by the technician with a Pic...

...Turbo foreign object damage The turbocharger is a highly sophisticated and fragile component. It is a turbine-driven device that forces extra air into the engine's combustion chamber, thus increasing engine efficiency and power output. The turbocharger operates in extremely demanding and...

...Hot brake judder Whenever you bring two surfaces into contact, and at least one of them is moving at high speed, the result will be friction. This friction creates heat, which is transmitted to other parts of a car's braking system. Brake discs are usually made of cast iron, and when they...



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