Only if it spins the main shaft. You can clamp the shaft as hard as you absolutely can with vice grips first which helps get the nut back on. They're very hard steel with a hard chrome coating so it doesn't even mark them (in my personal experience anyhow).
When you say 'hub carrier' do you mean steering knuckle? If you do, replacing them isn't a massive job but you'd need to find a donor car at a breakers and you'd need a front wheel alignment afterwards. You'd also need to bleed the new calipers and you might need new rubber brake lines if the...
I recently ran a full can of Liqui Moly diesel injector cleaner through mine and it feels a lot perkier. Remember that the better the injectors can atomise the diesel, the less soot's going to come out the other end.
Have you read it for codes? What are the fuel trim figures like? At idle, an engine should use about 1 gram per litre per 500 RPM so your figures look right (assuming a two litre?) but that's not to say you don't have a weird MAF issue.
Finally replaced the original caliper carrier bolts today after upgrading the front brakes a couple of weeks ago. Don't reckon it's necessary but VW say it is so hey ho 🤨. If anyone has 312mm discs and wants to replace theirs, DON'T buy the seat ones, all the car websites I looked at sold the...
Update: The manufacturer code was the same so I just changed 68 to 70 (for the Ah value), input the last 10 digits of the new serial number as the serial number and left the technology as Fleece and the car accepted it perfectly 👍🏼.
Well, I went with the general consensus of this thread and am having a pair of Michelin Pilot Sport 4's fitted on Wednesday morning. Just hope they last a bit longer than the Goodyear Efficientgrip I have on there at the moment (~11,000 miles) :oops:.