As many will be aware I'm in the process of refreshing the GTI. As the engine bay is getting a repaint and a rebuilt engine is going to be fitted I started thinking about all the other components I might have to renew.
Most stuff seems fairly easy, hoses, distributor etc - just a case of throwing enough money at it. I then thought maybe I should look for a new or reconditioned AFM. As far as I'm aware mine has been fitted since 1989 and has covered about 250000 miles.
I've seen ATP electronics mentioned a few times on the forum so contacted them about possibly reconditioning my AFM. So far the process has been quite painful, about £50 to send it to them and £200 to refurb it if required. I have asked what do they refurb? the resistive track? the wiper arm or spring? I can't get an answer other than whatever needs doing. Now bearing in mind that I want this car to be good for a pain free 60k of motoring post completion I'd like to know what the £200 buys you!
As I'm an electronics engineer by trade and have taken a couple of AFMs to bits its professional but also customer based curiosity. I vaguely remember reading that the track cant be replaced but equally I cant confirm that . Also I'm fairly sure the spring mechanism was set at manufacture.
So, has anybody had any experience of an AFM refurb by this company? Or is there any other company that reconditions them? Any help would be great