Did I test Kombi Valve correctly???
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    Did I test Kombi Valve correctly???

    2000 2.8 V6 manual tranny. This car has two Kombi valves (combination/EGR Valves). I hookup up a vacuum line directly to the right valve and it does not hold the vacuum. I hooked up the left in the same manner, and it holds vacuum--at least it doesn't drop immediately or quickly. I tested with the engine off. I have already test the SAIP and it is functioning. The Vacuum Solenoid tested ok also. Did I test the Kombi valves correctly???????

    Anyone know of a supplier for the right-side Kombi (part # 078-131-102-F) with a price under $142.00 (1stvwparts.com). Thanks.
    Last edited by EdMartin(PhatCat); 03-28-2009 at 10:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdMartin View Post
    I hookup up a vacuum line directly to the right valve and it does not hold the vacuum. ... Did I test the Kombi valves correctly???????...
    It should hold vacuum and remain open. Not sure of another source for a better price though.

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    Well, since the right Kombi valve won't hold a vacuum, I ordered one for $142.00 from 1stvwautoparts.com. Prob. put it in as I do valve cover gasket and cam tensioner gasket & seal on right side. Replacing engine mounts and front snub also. Guess this how you keep a car going 9 years and have friends wanting to know if you will sell it.

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    try a junkyard? those engines came around 97. earlier are 12valve, idk about the egr valve on those

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