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Join Date: Feb 2002
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Re: Help needed
The variator makes a diesel-like rattle at start-up, otherwise it doesn't cause any *severe* symptoms.
Your MAF sensor is probably shot to give the symptoms you describe.
I'm not sure if your GTV is a phase 1 or 2 (Ph2 had the chrome grille and the silver console). On the Ph2. the master key is more maroon than red. If your key is glossy red it's not the master key. Of the glossy keys, the regular keys are snail-shell shaped, whereas there is a "flat" (horse-shoe shaped) key that is actually a valet key - it doesn't unlock the boot or glovebox.
I'm less sure about Ph1. keys but generally they were similar, though they came (I think) with a separate alarm fob, rather than a built-in plipper button in the key.
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