Identifying year and engine size Golf 3

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Identifying year and engine size Golf 3

Post by Siya G » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:53 am

Good day all,

I would like some help identifying what engine size and year my Golf 3 is.

The first 3 letters on the engine number are AFV, on the block it reads IHSI03373ABC Gem Tec.

If anyone has any helpful tips they would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

(Not sure how to add photo of engine)
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Re: Identifying year and engine size Golf 3

Post by Jetta2 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:58 pm

AFV is an 1800 motor.
Should be about 1996 or so.
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Re: Identifying year and engine size Golf 3

Post by Siya G » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:01 pm

Thanks, I think i saw you helped someone with their idling issue , where is the Idle Valve located? having hunting problems.

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Re: Identifying year and engine size Golf 3

Post by marzbars » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:56 pm

1996 was also the year they went from Digifant to MP9 so it could either or Carb
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Re: Identifying year and engine size Golf 3

Post by Howie-WP » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:28 pm

Siya G wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:53 am

(Not sure how to add photo of engine)
Upload to a site like imgur (you have to create an account), post link here between Image tags.
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Re: Identifying year and engine size Golf 3

Post by Siya G » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:18 pm

It is fuel injection and has a map sensor on the intake
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Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:11 pm

idle om mp9 is controlled by the management opening the throttle body and playing with the timing. So a throttle body that is failing or incorrect ignition timing affects the idle
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Re: Identifying year and engine size Golf 3

Post by Siya G » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:45 am

Thanks, does the throttle body effect the incorrect ignition timing ?
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