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Yes keep it simple to start with, you'll soon get sucked. There are experts at pro level on here. Me I fall in-between and have established a doable routine, snow foam, rinse, 2 bucket shampoo and dry off. As Reb said the quality drying off cloths (use 2 or 3 ) and lambswool mitten the most important part. I tend to do the wheels at the end. 60 to 90 mins should cover it. This time of year is crap and pointless in being too precious.
Polish!!!!! now that's when you start to get into a minefield!
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My mk6 was bad for getting black sooty crap on the tail pipes and found waxing them helped it from sticking so did the same in this one

Hoping to get the car out when I’m next home.

Planning on doing the north coast 500 this year and maybe another Europe trip (avoiding Switzerland :whistle: )
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Golf mk7 / Re: 6 month old GTI 7.5 Cracked Windscreen
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 14:17 »
As expected, they claimed it was a stone chip.

I guess it may well be, all I know is it's below the line of the windscreen wipers and the crack developed while sat on my drive.

On warranty claims in general, I’ve read on one VW forum (sorry, can’t remember which one) that VW seem to be taking a much firmer line. Warranty claims for white worm corrosion on diamond cut alloys used to just involve the dealer taking photos of the defect and (presumably) sending them to VW to authorise a new replacement. Apparently, the dealer now also takes paint/powder coat/ lacquer thickness readings on the wheels as well as taking photos - assume this is so VW can initially deny the warranty claim if they feel a wheel has been refurbished, even if it hasn’t.
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General discussion / Re: Help....any advice welcone
« Last post by Gambit on Today at 13:01 »
have you checked the clutch master cylinder first? its a hell of a lot cheaper fix!
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Golf mk2 / Re: Another 1.8 KR 16v Non-Start (Fuel)
« Last post by Gambit on Today at 12:59 »
the ECU does not control the idle - its controlled by the ISV module which is tucked behind the centre console but with the ISV disconnected you should still be able to get the car up & running, though you will need to obviously keep on throttle to stop it stalling

all 3 coolant sensors on the side of the head are the same rating, though one is in the head which the other 2 are in the water jacket - you can switch the wiring around on any of them for testing purposes

you may also find the 5th injector is leaking, so you can disconnect that also for time being

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Golf mk7 / Re: 6 month old GTI 7.5 Cracked Windscreen
« Last post by hog_hedge on Today at 12:37 »
As expected, they claimed it was a stone chip.

I guess it may well be, all I know is it's below the line of the windscreen wipers and the crack developed while sat on my drive.

It was worth a go, I hope you get it replaced ASAP.
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Golf mk7 / Re: 6 month old GTI 7.5 Cracked Windscreen
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 12:23 »
The crack expanding over night is common - you have an impact damage which turns into a crack as it gets cold during the night.
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VW Golf mk7 specific car parts / Re: GTI 5COT number plate
« Last post by Scottw on Today at 11:00 »
Open to offers ..
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Golf mk7 / Re: 7.5 GTI making more noise
« Last post by random_nickname on Today at 10:57 »
This guy is a classic case of 'more money than sense'. Doesn't know anything about the car or why he is even doing these mods  :rolleyes:
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