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Golf mk7 / Re: Shunted from behind, bumper chip
« Last post by 2007GTI on 17 June 2018, 23:05 »
+1, when I had my accident, I just found a VW approved bodyshop nearby. Don't bother going to a dealer, they just subcontract it out anyway.

I found my local VW approved bodyshop through that link and couldn't be happier.
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The garage / 1.4 TSI 7 Speed DSG Shudder in 1st to 2nd
« Last post by weew85 on 17 June 2018, 22:29 »
Hi All,

Bought a 1.4 TSI 7 Speed DSG and fell in love with it straight away. Best car ive driven however, over the past few months its started developing an intermittent shudder which may or may not be getting worse with time. When in D mode and moving from 1st to 2nd, it can intermittently shudder.
  • This does not happen every time i take it for a ride
  • Have not noticed any patterns i.e when driving for more than 20 minutes.
  • Local VW garage says its a dry clutch system
[li] Briefly tested in the semi-auto mode whereby you shift gears yourself and that doesnt seem produce the same shudder. So does that indicate an issue with software for the DSG?
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I'm reading some real horror stories out there but again when you look up a medical issue, it always leads to cancer on the internet!

Having read a number of posts on the web ive gathered the following :

  • In US and maybe AUS, theyve extended the warranty for these type of cars to 100k or 10 years and so fixes are being carried out under the warranty
  • Those with the problems have had a DSG reset which hasnt worked followed by a 'clutch pack' replacement which has worked and thats lead to mechatronic failures?

Has anyone had this issue and had it fixed? If so what was the cause / fix and cost to fix?
Has anyone had it fixed from an independent garage? If its just a clutch pack, can it be bought independently and fixed independently?

Thanks in advance.
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Detailing / Re: DIY or Pro?
« Last post by Jeff Wood on 17 June 2018, 22:28 »
I'm going to buy a meguiers clay starter kit tomorrow and also some g3 body prep shampoo.

This is for my month old red mk7.5.

Then I've got some poor boys red wax to go on

Hope this set of products is the way to do it..

I've bought everything else, 2 buckets with grit guards, lots of nd cloths and even a fantastic fur polishing cloth


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Detailing / Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Last post by Watts on 17 June 2018, 22:16 »
That Austin Healey is gorgeous :kiss:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Shunted from behind, bumper chip
« Last post by BlinGTIes on 17 June 2018, 22:15 »
Thanks for the link Guzzle. Very useful.

Watts - where did you have yours checked out? A VW dealer?
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Golf mk7 / Re: exhaust notes
« Last post by andy28 on 17 June 2018, 22:06 »
I had the Remus back box delete done yesterday and first impressions are really positive. I think it looks great, I love the sound on cold start and under normal driving conditions it's just a bit louder which is what I was looking for. I crept out of my street last night and the neighbours weren't running out of their houses.

I then went for a drive round the block and shoved the DSG into sport for a motorway sliproad - then it was really loud on upshift, a huge DSG fart which is what you see on YouTube. It was comedy loud to be honest but I don't have DSG in sport very often.

I will report back after a week of commuting (a combination of motorway and country roads) so some bits with DSG in normal and some bits in manual with the paddles.



Congrats on the CS Andy  :cool: How you finding it? Not loud enough obviously but that is now solved !

Cheers Jim, loving it so far! Congrats on the upgrade too! I was constantly looking at Clubsport parts and then getting annoyed when they wouldn't fit our facelifts - not sure what I'm going to do with my evenings now  :whistle:. I do miss the tech a little bit though and I don't have sweeping indicators anymore.

To be honest, I had ordered the Remus for my 7.5 and delayed the install when I decided to go for the Clubsport. Thankfully it is adjustable so it fits all of the mk7/7.5s and when I decided the Clubsport still needed a bit of help I booked it in. The real test will be this week but I've kept my Clubsport back box if it needs to go back on.
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Golf mk3 / AGG Third Party Immobiliser Help
« Last post by bmouthboyo on 17 June 2018, 22:00 »
So I am hoping to put a newly sourced AGG and loom into my VW campervan. I know I need the immobiliser unit / key / aerial and ECU to match but when I met the seller he said it had an after market immobiliser that was installed by a previous owner.

I have no idea why the previous owner did this, I am hoping the original one which is still installed is also working and that I can remove the aftermarket one.



I had a quick look and it only seems to be spliced into the ignition barrel part of the loom:





Is anyone familiar with this immobiliser? Does it work independently of the OEM?

   
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Golf mk7 / Re: exhaust notes
« Last post by Jim_mk7.5 on 17 June 2018, 21:57 »
I had the Remus back box delete done yesterday and first impressions are really positive. I think it looks great, I love the sound on cold start and under normal driving conditions it's just a bit louder which is what I was looking for. I crept out of my street last night and the neighbours weren't running out of their houses.

I then went for a drive round the block and shoved the DSG into sport for a motorway sliproad - then it was really loud on upshift, a huge DSG fart which is what you see on YouTube. It was comedy loud to be honest but I don't have DSG in sport very often.

I will report back after a week of commuting (a combination of motorway and country roads) so some bits with DSG in normal and some bits in manual with the paddles.



Congrats on the CS Andy  :cool: How you finding it? Not loud enough obviously but that is now solved !
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Golf mk3 / Unknown Mileage Engine - Checks?
« Last post by bmouthboyo on 17 June 2018, 21:53 »
Hi Guys,

I am hoping to upgrade the engine in my VW T25 Campervan from its existing GTI Mk1 DX engine to a MK3 AGG I have sourced.

The seller claims it is 40000 miles! However when checking the reg it came from it seems that it went from 140000 just over 2 years ago to 40000 upward for the next 2 MOT's. I asked about this and the seller said the previous owner had a recon engine. Sounds a bit suspicious.

I went with the purchase as it was cheap for the engine, loom etc that I need. I saw a video of it running but it was part broke for parts when I asked about the engine so didn't get a chance to compression test etc.

So my first question is there a way to compression test with the car on a stand? Anything I can look for to indicate the age / mileage?

I had a look at the cam lobes:





They have slight marks on all of them, is this OK or indicates any issues?

On a side note I removed the clutch and noticed a strange gasket / rubber around the rear crank seal housing. My MK1 doesn't have it and was wondering if anyone could advise on what it is?



Thanks  :smiley:
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Golf mk7 / Re: exhaust notes
« Last post by Jim_mk7.5 on 17 June 2018, 21:53 »
I had the Remus back box delete done yesterday and first impressions are really positive. I think it looks great, I love the sound on cold start and under normal driving conditions it's just a bit louder which is what I was looking for. I crept out of my street last night and the neighbours weren't running out of their houses.

I then went for a drive round the block and shoved the DSG into sport for a motorway sliproad - then it was really loud on upshift, a huge DSG fart which is what you see on YouTube. It was comedy loud to be honest but I don't have DSG in sport very often.

I will report back after a week of commuting (a combination of motorway and country roads) so some bits with DSG in normal and some bits in manual with the paddles.



Congrats on the CS Andy  :cool:
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