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Offline Rhyso

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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #110 on: 22 April 2016, 19:17 »
If its a 150 engine and they swapped the ecu with a 115 map it mostly likely wouldn't even start

If it did it would run like a bag of nails, really lethargic, as the engines have a few differences like injectors, turbo etc

A 115 can be fitted with a FMIC but it's unlikey to follow the same pipework route as the 150

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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #111 on: 22 April 2016, 19:18 »
If its a 150 engine and they swapped the ecu with a 115 map it mostly likely wouldn't even start

If it did it would run like a bag of nails, really lethargic, as the engines have a few differences like injectors, turbo etc

A 115 can be fitted with a FMIC but it's unlikey to follow the same pipework route as the 150

ok thanks, so any idea why VCDS Lite would be reading it as an AJM? And looking at the screen captures is there any way you can tell if everything looks normal for a 150?

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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #112 on: 22 April 2016, 19:28 »
Take a pic close to the rocker. And well see if we can see the engine code

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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #113 on: 22 April 2016, 20:24 »
Cam cover says ARL but I assume its the same shape/fitting so that could of been swapped?
Have taken some pics but couldnt see anything useful will upload them in a min

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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #114 on: 22 April 2016, 20:26 »
I dont think theyd go to the effort of swapping a rocker cover over.
If it was a 20vt it would be in the block casting. Dont think the tdi has that

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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #115 on: 22 April 2016, 20:43 »






























Also, this looks like it should have something connected to it but there doesnt seem to be any metal bits inside so why is it there and what is it?


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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #116 on: 22 April 2016, 21:02 »
ARL on the cam cover  :wink:

9th picture down

Needs a bloody good clean too  :tongue:

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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #117 on: 22 April 2016, 21:04 »
ARL on the cam cover  :wink:

9th picture down

Yeh I just wasn't sure if this was easily swappable (if its same size fitting could the original cover be fitted to an AJM engine to mask its change?)

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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #118 on: 22 April 2016, 21:07 »
ARL on the cam cover  :wink:

9th picture down

Yeh I just wasn't sure if this was easily swappable (if its same size fitting could the original cover be fitted to an AJM engine to mask its change?)

I'm 99.9% certain that that engine is the 150 ARL  :wink:

Also ARL is stamped on the suspension tower
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Re: Bought my first mk4 golf
« Reply #119 on: 22 April 2016, 21:08 »
ARL on the cam cover  :wink:

9th picture down

Yeh I just wasn't sure if this was easily swappable (if its same size fitting could the original cover be fitted to an AJM engine to mask its change?)

I'm 99.9% certain that that engine is the 150 ARL  :wink:

Ok thanks :-) can you have a quick look at my VCDS screens and tell me which measuring block I need to use to see the boost?