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  1. I haven't tried starting without the serpentine belt yet but I have changed the oil to DT40, unfortunately no change, will try removing the belt and come back.
  2. Water pump's not long been done flatjoe, thanks though
  3. Hi people, please can you have a listen to the video attached. This is my 1998 c2, i spent £4.5k on an engine rebuild after the ims started to break up (caught in time luckily), then a couple of months later it starts making this noise when starting from cold. In the video it hasn't been started for 3 days and as you can hear the noise goes away after less than a minute. The indy has told me it's early piston slap and will cost about £6k to put right! It didn't do it before and i wonder if they've put different oil in it or something. Any ideas please? Thank you.
  4. Sorry to open an old thread but I'm still having issues with the tiptronic when cold. Is it possible to reset the gearbox? Where i used to live we had a gravel driveway that was on a slope, when i reversed the car off, it had so much torque that using the brake pedal to control speed meant the front wheels would lock as the rears kept turning and literally dragged the locked up fronts across the loose gravel. Eventually I learnt to leave the brake pedal alone and i used the hand brake instead as this helped to slow the rear wheels instead of the front and did the trick. However about this time i found that once I'd driven off (forwards!), at low speeds the rpm would be a little erratic, almost like it wanted to change gear but didn't (I've tried to video this to demonstrate). So I'm wondering if my hand brake trick might have upset the tcu settings, and now i need to reset...? Any ideas please? The Indies I've taken it to have changed the maf and the throttle body, thinking it's an engine issue, this has done nothing other than cost me money and I'm now convinced it's transmission related.
  5. Thanks Loren, not sure where to get a smoke machine from just yet but I'll try this and let you know. Thank you.
  6. Sorry I should have said, throttle body was replaced already, along with maf. Where is the cold start valve please?
  7. Carrera 2, 1998, 3.4, just over 100k with a new ims 6k ago..
  8. I have this issue where the car starts and idles fine but when cold, I drive down the road at a steady 30 out 40mph, the revs fluctuate by about 500 rpm, enough to hear and enough to feel. When warmed up fully it's fine, until the next day when it does it all again. The only other issue is noisy tappets on cold start, for the first minute or so, then the tapping goes away. Is there any chance the two could be linked? Any thoughts? Thank you.
  9. I also had the mayo in the filler neck, a few longer trips and red lines later, it's all gone!
  10. I bought the one from Amazon in the end, it arrived yesterday and I fitted it last night. Drove to work this morning but it's probably too early to tell yet if it's made any difference to that particular issue. The weather is quite warm right now and it was always more obvious during the colder months. That said, it did seem smoother in general but that could be in my head!! Will report back in a couple of weeks to update. Thanks again for all your replies.
  11. Sorry didn't see that pic, I was looking on my phone last night, I'll wip mine out and check the number. I have already cleaned the existing one and changed the idle valve & throttle body but the problem still persists, I think the MAF is the only item remaining now! Basically, when cold and at low revs it struggles to hold a constant RPM and instead fluctuates a little, maybe by 50 RPM or so. Not there under hardish acceleration, just when the engine isn't under much load. Hilux - Olympic sale at Euro Car Parts means it's just been reduced to around £200! Amazon is still a bit cheaper though.
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