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Old 21st August 2018, 08:45 PM
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Default 3.0 tdi manifold flaps

well i keep reading about these flaps failing, flap delete etc
i wonder what shall i do check mine?
remove them?
fit new ones?
im thinking preventative maintenance here
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Old 21st August 2018, 09:47 PM
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well i keep reading about these flap failing, flap delete etc
i wonder what shall i do check mine?
remove them?
fit new ones?
im thinking preventative maintenance here
Same here Robert. Would welcome some enlightenment.
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Old 22nd August 2018, 07:26 AM
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I would wait if i would be you , as first you will get an error anyway and the engine will not disintegrate, i have known people driving with them like that for 1 year and nothing happened .

When i had mine with this issues i just bough a refurb kit from ebay for about 120 and i had that done with a garage for 100 and everything was fine after .
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Old 24th August 2018, 07:16 AM
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I rebuilt mine.
The option was to rebuild and have the flaps removed and mapped out but the cost was the same.
Being a bit of a OEM nut, I went for the rebuild option.

I borrowed some inlet manifolds off a friend, cleaned them, bought a rebuild kit off ebay and rebuilt them.
Then its just a case of swapping them over when you've got a couple of hours spare.
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Old 25th August 2018, 09:48 AM
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Don't touch them till they fail.

They don't break up and kill anything like the 4.0

Worst case It'll just put the engine warning light on.

Expect it nearer 100k miles.

You can't prevent it. The runners are plastic and just wear over time. Bad design.
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cheers ian for the advice
i will wait
shes on 47k now
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cheers ian for the advice
i will wait
shes on 47k now
Is that a typo?
You missing the 1 at the start or a 0 at the end of the miles?

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Is that a typo?
You missing the 1 at the start or a 0 at the end of the miles?


nope check my mot history V12 RAS
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