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  Quote RobG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Found: Camshaft Adjuster Fix!!!
    Posted: 21-Jan-2009 at 07:22
try it without the v=0 on the end - a la

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  Quote fitzski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jan-2009 at 08:09
Great find Nate - thanks for the effort you put in to bring it to our collective!

Some of the experimenting seems to confirm my own suspicions - that the screens are unnecessary, esp after the initial break-in period, and that the problem could fix itself and operate per usual.

I wonder if 9v is enough? Something easy to keep in the glovebox.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jan-2009 at 08:54
Originally posted by RobG

try it without the v=0 on the end - a la



It would be nice to see a pic with the engine in the car and the pigtails exposed.
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  Quote VWAffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jan-2009 at 11:42
It appears that in some cases, 5V is even enough, since the Output Test has been known to fix certain cars. I'd say try 5V first, then step it up to 9V or 12V if necessary.

When I get mine going again (clutch still in work), I'm going to run the output test and see if it makes a difference with the occasional shudder/stumble at idle.
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  Quote straightw8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jan-2009 at 14:26
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It would be nice to see a pic with the engine in the car and the pigtails exposed.


that isnt 'exposed' enough for you??

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  Quote straightw8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jan-2009 at 14:28
Originally posted by RobG

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thanks Rob!
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  Quote cocaire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Jan-2009 at 11:36
with this i can sleep a little better at night...cant to see a diy
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  Quote JMCXTY Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jan-2009 at 14:54
Great timing just had to tow my car for a hour after throwing code and going into limp mode. Same symptons as my last month long period off the road when passanger side cam adj got replaced. Here we go again...
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  Quote akdub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jan-2009 at 22:32
I'm looking forward to hearing the first success story on this forum. I just traded my W8 a couple of months ago and wanted to kick myself for that after reading that a possible cheap fix might be in. But then the 'treg was in for service at my trusted mechanic and he updated me that my W8 has been wholesaled three times since my trade and that the tranny has just taken a dump (which would be the second time for this vehicle). After getting the news I felt much, much better about my decision making techniques. All that aside I'm hoping this new 'fix' works and happy motoring to you all - I still truly miss my exotic little wagon.
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  Quote unimogjohn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jan-2009 at 21:06
This is just a FYI. I have now way to validate the information, but on the Fourtitude Forums:W8, there is a discussion that the VW emissions warranty of 7 years/70K miles covers the cam adjusters and sensors. Two people indicated that VW is covering their repairs. Again, just information to discuss with your dealer if your car is still under warranty.

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