Author Topic: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?  (Read 435137 times)

Offline ramrod

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3050 on: 06 September 2020, 20:40 »
David have you had any codes? i experiencd this until i got my purge valve changed, its ok now, no petrol smell

Err no, there are no engine lights on but I do have a cheap bluetooth reader I can find (somewhere) and install Torque light to check. What codes or engine lights did you have?

In the meantime I have installed a new fuel cap, the rubber seal was slightly broken in two places, just like in the link above.

Also, can you give me some more details on your purge value location or part number?

PO441 was the error code & the purge valve is right at the front of the engine, you cant miss it lol

got a link to the fuel cap you got?
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3051 on: 07 September 2020, 17:57 »
Ah, I was thinking it was somewhere near the tank at the back!

https://www.deutsche-parts.co.uk/fuel-cap--1k0201550al-new-genuine-part.html

Cheaper on ebay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Audi-VW-Seat-Skoda-Petrol-Fuel-Filler-Cap-1K0-201-550-AF-Brand-New-/224105781982

But don't know the difference between AL and AF

Also, I have no idea how the strap attaches, I thought it was a plastic pin holding it in, so when I tried to remove this pin I basically split the plastic top that was holding the strap. No idea how to properly remove the old cap strap.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3052 on: 07 September 2020, 20:37 »
cheers! i bet some german technician spent weeks thinking up the design of the strap just to make it difficult to replace lol

forgot to mention i got really bad fuel consumption before i had the purge valve replaced
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3053 on: 08 September 2020, 11:17 »
Thanks, I have found me bluetooth dongle, just need to download torque light and scan.

I will ask the garage on my next visit, that will be next year based on my current mileage, its probably a new black surround at hundreds of pounds.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3054 on: 12 September 2020, 12:21 »
Update; found my cheapo bluetooth reader and installed Torque lite.

Scan for logged faults and historical faults but the app says nothing stored in ECU?

I think the app is working OK, it displays air temp, water temp etc.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3055 on: 13 September 2020, 17:23 »
i use obdeleven pro with my iphone, its on the same level as vcds but a fraction of the price

did you figure out how the pin comes out on the petrol cap? checked mine and the rubber seal is cracked in about 7 places lol thinking of just deleting that stupid strap, dont like hanging the cap off my cap cover anyway
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3056 on: 13 September 2020, 17:26 »
not today but on thursday i had a custom pipe fitted to replace my flexi downpipe and a res delete, she sounds wicked & ive had some random pops & crackling....awesome :nerd: :laugh:
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3057 on: 29 September 2020, 09:46 »
On the subject of replacing my filler cap above, I plan to use Sugru glue to stick the retaining strap back on, not elegant but it will do for now.

https://sugru.com/about
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3058 on: 30 September 2020, 00:38 »
never seen that before dave, looks interesting
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3059 on: 30 September 2020, 16:31 »
never seen that before dave, looks interesting

Its useful stuff, for indoor fixes and things you touch, use the children/safe version.

I plan to add a blob of this stuff to the top of the pin in the hope it sticks and the holds the strap
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