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Post by JAC » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:37 pm

Wild E. Coyote wrote: No, that would be Idle Air Valve. Finis 1030996
Thank you kind sir. I certainly hope this clears the stalling problem once and for all!
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Post by JAC » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:07 pm

Well, as an update...

I still haven't had chance to change the Idle Air Valve. Lately the car stalls at most crossroads so I decided I must get it done.

So, as I am always tight on time lately, I asked the garage to quote me on it... 220€ !!

My question is, seeing that I can find the part for 30€ in a multitud of places, is it really that difficult to swap that they want 180€ in labor?
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:46 pm

No, it is literally 5 min job. It is that thingy on inlet manifold AFTER the throttle buterfly
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Post by RoadWarrior » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:41 am

The garage is ripping you off.

It's literally a two minute job, open bonnet, undo two bolts and put new one in. Reverse removal and it's done.

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Circled it for you above. Two 10MM bolts, and a plug behind to remove. :wink:
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Post by JAC » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:33 am

Thanks guys, that certainly looks simple enough!
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Post by JAC » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:36 am

I am guessing that I should also replace the gasket at the same time?

This is the ICV that the search for Finis 1030996 returns (sorry, it's in spanish):

https://www.recambioscoches.es/era/2474408

Searching the forum I came up with the code Finis 7165249 for the gasket, however, none of the places I can source the ICV here seem to carry the gasket. I only get UK and Russian results!!

Is this the correct gasket, if so, should I just make my own?

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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:13 pm

Just cut out your own gasket and that's it
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Post by RoadWarrior » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:10 am

Buy some gasket paper, it's literally pennies. Get your old or new ICV and put tippex on it and then put it on the paper and then cut out the holes. Easy. The shop will just leave the old one on, they usually stick to the inlet manifold or come off and can be reused if not ripped.
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Post by JAC » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:43 am

Thanks guys, that seems like a plan.

Good tip on using tippex, I have always tried to trace on paper and then copy across, that seems like an easier way of doing it.
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