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Jonnybigballs85
1st February 2019, 11:58 PM
So after years of moaning Iíve given in and bought my wife a beetle! She has already ordered her flower and what ever else you put in them!!

If it keeps me in her good books and itís a vw Iím happy!

Now quick question, it only came with one key, is there an easy way to code one does anyone know? Main dealer want £260 odd! Iíll ring round some auto locksmiths tomorrow but thought I would ask here first!

Cheers guys!


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S49
2nd February 2019, 08:27 AM
Yes i'm sure there are firms that do it. Think someone was doing it at Busfest last year at good rates.

Hans
2nd February 2019, 10:34 AM
My van came with 2 keys. But only on worked with the ignition. At santa pot they programmed the key for £40.

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AndyLeach
2nd February 2019, 12:30 PM
My van came with 2 keys. But only on worked with the ignition. At santa pot they programmed the key for £40.

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Activ8
2nd February 2019, 02:16 PM
Iíll be doing this 🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽 Hans Down the best news Iíve had today [emoji1303][emoji1303][emoji1303]


T4ism is not a Dis-ease Just T4s (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=87827)If you look on the Ross Tech site & the other forum there's plenty of correct information about programming keys. It's not difficult.

rjhoy02
2nd February 2019, 05:03 PM
Didn't reg reprogram his keys?

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Activ8
2nd February 2019, 05:45 PM
Lots of info here...
http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Immobilizer

Jonnybigballs85
2nd February 2019, 07:53 PM
Mmmm having just the key and the car and no other data... looks like a trip to the main dealer or auto locksmith. I think that doing the remote central looks easy, just the immobiliser that looks tricky!


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S49
2nd February 2019, 08:01 PM
I'd always advice getting a second key cut and if its chipped get programmed. As its a right pain once your only key is broken, worn or lost. Am lucky with our 2 vans as they don't have a chip in the key. I got 2 genuine vdub blanks from fleabay (7.99posted they also did programmable keys ) and got them cut at the shoe repairers/key cutting stall in the market at Skiddy. Stimpsons or what ever they are called will only cut their own keys.

frenchdna
2nd February 2019, 09:00 PM
We lost one of our keys, so had a key specialist come out to us. This was last year and cost £186, fir a key that did all the remote locking etc. It was chipped and programmed. We found the company in google. Main dealer wanted £250 plus VAT. !!!

But my point is that you don’t need a main dealer, so can save yourself some money.

Jonnybigballs85
5th February 2019, 10:02 PM
Cheers for your replyís guys. Just as a quick update, main dealer quoted 253 plus vat supplied. I spoke to my local auto locksmith today (took a search on google) and he came back with 150 all in, coded and tested. I will let you know how it goes.

The car has been faultless so far. The wife loves it. Picked it up in thick snow on Friday and it was great. Got a few hundred miles under on Saturday and again it even made me smile driving it. Very nice for a little car!


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S49
5th February 2019, 10:04 PM
VW tough as old boot.:)

S49
5th February 2019, 11:02 PM
I have been accused of being an old git for remembering the 70's Polo advert with Bert whats his name.:) Didn't think Snowrider was much younger that me to be fair.

Activ8
6th February 2019, 09:59 AM
I have been accused of being an old git for remembering the 70's Polo advert with Bert whats his name.:) Didn't think Snowrider was much younger that me to be fair.You're no old git Si ... you just have a great memory for nostalgia.
Burt Kwouk in ...
https://youtu.be/C2EGwcB05Y8

rjhoy02
6th February 2019, 11:21 AM
Vely well built, vely leriable [emoji23][emoji23]🤣

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Activ8
6th February 2019, 11:44 AM
Vely well built, vely leriable [emoji23][emoji23]🤣

Sent from the Midlands by pigeonThe Polo is still going but sadly Burt not... he's blown bled.

Spotted a Mini Metro driving by on the ring road this AM - had to double take...

regcheeseman
6th February 2019, 11:49 AM
Didn't reg reprogram his keys?

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Yep.

Bought a couple of blanks from ebay for about a fiver - got them cut to the lock then programmed them - posted the method up on here - search for 'adaptions'

Then I could get rid of the chip that was taped to my transponder barrel.


Pics of the beetle?

I quite like them - especially the RS. They can handle well

Jonnybigballs85
7th February 2019, 02:05 AM
http://just-t4s.co.uk/mobile-gallery/05f12118732d8883d4d31c1fabdbfdd5.jpghttp://just-t4s.co.uk/mobile-gallery/6f0efd1c77966e50430ad17837e917e6.jpg


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Activ8
7th February 2019, 12:07 PM
That's nice. I rarely look online for cars or vans etc .... but I did last night and I was genuinely shocked at the pricing - you can buy so much for your money these days. Diesels have plummeted - a mid-engined v10 tdi conversion is almost viable with a lot of donor choice.

rjhoy02
7th February 2019, 12:51 PM
I feel a project coming on......

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Activ8
7th February 2019, 02:26 PM
I feel a project coming on......

Sent from the Midlands by pigeonI doubt with diesel Roy, an electric conversion is the way forward... battery technology is making huge leaps. A friend of the Mrs is head of RR E-Fan X Project. Our vans are ideal for a full conversion or a hybrid system downsizing the diesel engine to say a 1.6tdi! [emoji44]

rjhoy02
7th February 2019, 04:45 PM
Electric isn't the way forward. No way of disposing of spent traction batteries, they remain very explosive if not treated with respect. We've got hybrids that are being converted back to conventional diesel buses due to the cost of replacing the battery pack. (£40000+). Also the scarcity of the ores used to produce them. Hydrogen fuel cells are the way to go

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Activ8
7th February 2019, 06:09 PM
Electric isn't the way forward. No way of disposing of spent traction batteries, they remain very explosive if not treated with respect. We've got hybrids that are being converted back to conventional diesel buses due to the cost of replacing the battery pack. (£40000+). Also the scarcity of the ores used to produce them. Hydrogen fuel cells are the way to go

Sent from the Midlands by pigeonDoesn't that read more like poor financial planning & purchasing or a bad lease contract on the Bus Co's part Roy? & after how many miles 1000000 (?) or 4p a mile . They probably got some Government /Local Authority Grant, awarded up front to blind their common sense to go carbon neutral early and then failed to do the maths.

Jonnybigballs85
16th March 2019, 10:49 AM
So, my wifeís much loved beetle lasted 4 weeks until some cock pulled out in front of her on a bend and they they had a corner to corner head on if that makes sense... the insurance company have scrapped it now so I have bought a new one for her which is the slightly more powerful 1.6. Itís using the BFS engine but it has a rough idle on it. Iíve put it has no lights up but it has chucked out a few codes, since clearing them they have come back. Iíve checked the egr which seemed clean, and the actuator tests show its working. Iím thinking it could be maf sensor. Has anyone had any luck just cleaning it? The car is 2008 but only has 41k on so I would imagine it must be a sensor issue or vac leak. Iíve sprayed some easy start about some vac pipes and itís not shown anything.

Do any of you guys know much about this engine?


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S49
16th March 2019, 11:21 AM
Sorry to hear this hope all are ok.

Fruitbat
16th March 2019, 11:30 AM
You can try cleaning the MAF sensor with brake and clutch cleaner , remove the sensor first , sorry to hear the beetle has been written off .

Activ8
16th March 2019, 11:52 AM
So, my wifeís much loved beetle lasted 4 weeks until some cock pulled out in front of her on a bend and they they had a corner to corner head on if that makes sense... the insurance company have scrapped it now so I have bought a new one for her which is the slightly more powerful 1.6. Itís using the BFS engine but it has a rough idle on it. Iíve put it has no lights up but it has chucked out a few codes, since clearing them they have come back. Iíve checked the egr which seemed clean, and the actuator tests show its working. Iím thinking it could be maf sensor. Has anyone had any luck just cleaning it? The car is 2008 but only has 41k on so I would imagine it must be a sensor issue or vac leak. Iíve sprayed some easy start about some vac pipes and itís not shown anything.

Do any of you guys know much about this engine?


Sent from my iPhone using Just T4sShame , nice looking car but hope all's well. What codes is it throwing out?

Jonnybigballs85
16th March 2019, 12:55 PM
My daughter was fine but the wife is suffering! Iíll post the codes up soon [emoji1303]


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Jonnybigballs85
16th March 2019, 03:37 PM
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Activ8
16th March 2019, 03:38 PM
My daughter was fine but the wife is suffering! Iíll post the codes up soon [emoji1303]


Sent from my iPhone using Just T4sMy Mrs would say the same without a car accident!

Jonnybigballs85
16th March 2019, 03:39 PM
I started it up this morning and the idle is all over the place and stinks of eggs. Iíve just cleaned the 3 elements/parts of the maf and run a can of cleaner through the air box and it now revs a lot higher than it was so a change is symptom so could point to the maf still I guess?


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Doka
16th March 2019, 03:40 PM
Not a T4? Where is the ignore button ;)

spedwing
16th March 2019, 04:19 PM
If it stinks of egg would that not be the catalytic converter ??


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Jonnybigballs85
16th March 2019, 04:26 PM
Would that cause the poor running? I guess if itís blocked it could?


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S49
16th March 2019, 05:04 PM
Stink of eggs not always a sign the cat is buggered or running too rich . The Subaru Legacy and the first Volvo's over here in the late 80's stank when being moved about the dealership when brand new.

S49
16th March 2019, 05:14 PM
The fuel bank 1 wotsit in my experience is usually oxygen(lamda) sensor.

S49
16th March 2019, 05:19 PM
Just a thought the new ones I referred to having been shunted about not getting warm perhaps the cat was working over time to filter the emissions. So if your lamda sensor isn't setting the lamda and C.O correctly that may be giving you the lovely smell. If you try a lamda get a Boshe or vdub one, not a cheap copy. Been there done that.

Jonnybigballs85
16th March 2019, 05:26 PM
Cheers si, there was something else that made me think that, when looking at the values I think the lamda sensor was reading -32 may be a red herring of course...


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S49
16th March 2019, 05:28 PM
That's it. There are always plenty of red herrings with that sort of work.

Jonnybigballs85
16th March 2019, 05:41 PM
Itís such a genuine little car I canít wait to get it sorted for her. I wet mopped it yesterday and it looks stunning. (I think).


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Activ8
16th March 2019, 07:05 PM
17831/P1423/005155 - Secondary Air Injection System; Bank 1: Insufficient Flow
Possible Symptoms

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) active

Possible Causes

Fuse for Secondary Air Injection Pump blown
Vacuum Hose(s) leaky or collapsed
Piping between Secondary Air Injection Pump and Combi (Secondary Air Injection) Valve leaking
Secondary Air Injection Solenoid(s) faulty
Combi Valve(s) faulty

Possible Solutions

Check Fuse for Secondary Air Injection Pump
Check Vacuum Hose(s)
Check Piping between Secondary Air Injection Pump and Combi (Secondary Air Injection) Valve
Check Secondary Air Injection Solenoid(s)
Check Combi Valve(s)

Special Notes

On vehicles with rivets holding the plastic body halves of the Secondary Air Pump together check to see if the rivets are falling out. If they have fallen out or are loose you may be able to bolt the pump back together if the motor has not failed.

Activ8
16th March 2019, 07:06 PM
16891/P0507/001287 - Idle Control System RPM: Higher than Expected.
Possible Symptoms

Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) active

Possible Causes

Throttle Valve Control Module (J338) dirty/faulty
Wiring/Connector(s) from/to Throttle Valve Control Module (J338)
Vacuum Leak

Possible Solutions

Check Throttle Valve Control Module (J338)
Check Wiring/Connector(s) from/to Throttle Valve Control Module (J338)
Check Intake System for Leaks

Special Notes

When found in the NAR 2.0T (BPY) check RVUTB: 01-09-03 or 2018919 for updated Crankcase Breather Valve
If the breather valve is faulty, full engine vacuum is typically found when removing the oil cap at idle.
When found in NAR (North American Region) 2011-2013 Jetta, Golf, Passat and New Beetle vehicles with 2.5L engine codes CBTA and CBUA see TSB 01-14-23 -or- TPI 2034012. When applicable, DTCs P050A, P0507 and P0106 are resolved after flash updating the Engine controller.

Activ8
16th March 2019, 07:07 PM
16555/P0171/000369 - Fuel Trim; Bank 1: System Too Lean
Possible Causes

Mass Air Flow Sensor (G70) defective
Intake System Leak(s)

Possible Solutions

Check Mass Air Flow Sensor (G70)
Check Fuel Pressure Regulation
Check Fuel Pump
Check Injectors
Check Intake System for Leaks
Check Exhaust System for Leaks
Check Secondary Air System for Leaks
Check Vacuum Pipes for Leaks

Special Notes

Fuel Trim Info

Jonnybigballs85
16th March 2019, 07:39 PM
Thanks Rob, Iíll have a sit down and read through it all in bit, I know the secondary air pump works, I tested that through the code reader. I found one of the pipes hanging off of it and thought bingo but itís still the same. Really useful info though mate, thanks.


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Activ8
16th March 2019, 08:07 PM
Thanks Rob, I’ll have a sit down and read through it all in bit, I know the secondary air pump works, I tested that through the code reader. I found one of the pipes hanging off of it and thought bingo but it’s still the same. Really useful info though mate, thanks.

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Its all you can do , just work through them mate.