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Join Date: Aug 2004
Re: 156 1.8T Help required!!
Yeah that'll be the right one.....last one I changed took me about 15 minutes, and a lot of scratches on my forearm - going in from the top. Removed air pipe from filter to throttle body....should have removed throttle body too, it would have been much easier. Sensor is held in by an allen scrw normally, but a bit of a pain to get at as its just under the starter. Once you've slackened the screw, the sensor will still probably be "stuck" - need to twist it to start it moving then it will pull out. if it hasn't been changed before, it will be held by lots of silly clips on the back of the engine - if you are having difficulty with them, just cut the cable and pull it out - cable tie the new one to a couple of other cables if you wish!
Refitting is the reverse of removal, as they say.....
BTW, when mine failed, I was able to drive it 100 miles or so home by judicious "heel and toeing" to keep the revs up - so long as the revs don't drop below about 2000 it seems to keep running....
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