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    Thread: new to sciroccos help

    1. Junior Member joshsnudden123's Avatar
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      10-09-2012 11:14 PM #1
      hey guys so i have a prob with the idle screw unscrewing its self and making my idle up to 3k is there any way i can get it to stay in place ??

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      10-09-2012 11:45 PM #2
      A new o-ring on the end.

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      10-10-2012 12:07 AM #3
      this happened to me the other day after driving it hard, I just took a bit of pipe thread tape and it did the trick

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      10-10-2012 12:12 AM #4
      thank you guys ill give it a shot

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      10-11-2012 12:18 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by sciroccojim View Post
      A new o-ring on the end.
      That ^ x2.

      Fit should be 'snug', and a dab of Castrol Rubber Grease will help ease it in without damage/ binding.

      You should find a good selection of O-rings at a local hardware store, or you can try a Caterpillar dealer. If you have the old O-ring carefully remove it and use for reference.

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      10-11-2012 02:36 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by KRaddatz View Post
      this happened to me the other day after driving it hard, I just took a bit of pipe thread tape and it did the trick

      Your Throttle body is under VACUUM....teflon pipe thread tape is not so good when it unravels and gets sucked down into the cylinders...

      Get a new o-ring.....4 cents.
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      10-11-2012 03:08 PM #7
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vw-Rabbit-Sc...c5441d&vxp=mtr

      A great source for little random parts...

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      10-11-2012 03:27 PM #8
      Last edited by KRaddatz; 10-11-2012 at 03:38 PM.

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      10-11-2012 03:53 PM #9
      They are also available from the dealer.

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