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Got this come up on a 2.0 derv (known VAG problem apparently)...
Done the diagnostic, measuring block 5 on the ABS is stuck at 214 bar.
So we need the ABS unit repaired.

Any recommendations for Suffolk VAG specialists who won't rip the weewee out if us?
 

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There is a place down south that does it for about £350-£400 drive in drive out same day
 
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That's strong money. I did a MK5 a year ago, was about £20 for an ABS pump and took me 20 minutes to fit, a further 30 mins to bleed all the calipers. Can buy refurbed modules, but I took the gamble on a used one (which I had to buy twice before I got one that worked). Wasn't expensive though.
 

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That's strong money. I did a MK5 a year ago, was about £20 for an ABS pump and took me 20 minutes to fit, a further 30 mins to bleed all the calipers. Can buy refurbed modules, but I took the gamble on a used one (which I had to buy twice before I got one that worked). Wasn't expensive though.
Remanufactured abs module is £200...
Repair 'kit' for the original unit is £160..
(this is for the 2.0 derv bmn engine)..

Should come in a bit shy of £300 though. From what I gather it's a couple of hours to fit and code..
 

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I think you can save yourself from having to code it by only doing the mechanical half of the pump and keeping the original electrical half.
 

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I think you can save yourself from having to code it by only doing the mechanical half of the pump and keeping the original electrical half.
Yes, you can.
But it's 160 for the repair kit (plus fitting) or 195 for the remanufactured unit with lifetime warranty (plus fitting)...
 

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Ahhh okay, didn't realise there was such a small price difference. Thought it would be £100+ difference.
 

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Ahhh okay, didn't realise there was such a small price difference. Thought it would be £100+ difference.
A new unit is circa £660 (about half its original cost) ....
Thats why the repair was released.. VAG knew it was a problem..
But now, something like 15 years on, there's the remanufactured option - tbf, before I went searching, I figured the reman unit would be at least £300...
 

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ring these chaps or try these both are VW specialists and i have used both before when i couldn't be bothered because either not my car or didn't want to do the job myself ( used the first one to have the rear bushes replaced with polybushes I supplied) the other did an aircon repair for a mate of mine because I didn't want to do the job as it was raining plus he needed to do an airco refill afterwards. So he decided to bring it to them and they did it at a reasonable price.
 

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ring these chaps or try these both are VW specialists and i have used both before when i couldn't be bothered because either not my car or didn't want to do the job myself ( used the first one to have the rear bushes replaced with polybushes I supplied) the other did an aircon repair for a mate of mine because I didn't want to do the job as it was raining plus he needed to do an airco refill afterwards. So he decided to bring it to them and they did it at a reasonable price.
I'm in touch with choice #1.... Will have at #2 later.. Ta.

Felt like coding some keys today (been putting it off, even considered engaging a local bloke to do it for me) so went to get the blades cut.
Bloody key cutter has taken the day off!!!
Wanted to get the immo chips done before switching ecu's again.
 
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