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hi, I have located the aux air valve but need to take it out and test due to poor cold idle, do I have to remove the inlet manifold or can I get it off easily? looks like a mare .thanks

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It's possible without removing the inlet manifold but all depends on if you can get the bolts undone….

Undo the clips for the hoses, I found it easier to undo some of the hoses further down the line as access is easier on some and when you remove the AAV take the AAV and hose complete, there is 2 allen key bolts holding the AAV to the inlet manifold, you might need some different lengths and heights of allen key to get the right size to fit between the AAV and stuff around it.

I took mine of just before Xmas to clean it out with some carb cleaner..   
  

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 290,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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ok cheers, did the car cleaner sort it out?

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No it was clean inside but I did clean in out when I had the engine out 3 years ago.
My problem was low tickover when cold, I've just increased the idle speed to 1000 rpm when hot which has helped over these winter months, with headlights, blowers etc running I'll wait till it's warmer and light outside before I start l messing again…  :lol:

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 290,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.
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