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Golf mk7 / Re: Beware Front end TWOC (pic heavy)
« Last post by Gulfstream11 on Today at 17:02 »
Mentioned it earlier in this thread, only four bolts hold it on. Then carefully unclip as you go around the bumper. Quick and easy.
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TDI / Re: 23W6 Field Measure/Recall
« Last post by JHWP on Today at 15:55 »
The VW update was voluntary not compulsory so not sure why you felt it necessary to have anything done.

I didn't feel it necessary but if it was free and caused no ill effects to my vehicle and improved the emissions then why would I or anybody not have it done? I don't want to have to breath in air that has a higher level of pollutants than I should. Why would anybody? Unfortunately the emissions fix did cause ill effects to my vehicle and this brings me back to my original point of being wary or cautious about any other service actions whether or not it is related to the emissions issue or if it is on a vehicle that is or isn't included within it.

NoX levels aren't part of a UK MOT test so effectively it hasn't failed or cheated anything.

What makes you think that I am in the U.K.?

As for fines and prison sentences that was just to keep all the do gooders in USA happy.

Really?
Volkswagen pleaded guilty to criminal charges, they were ordered to pay 2.8 billion Dollars in criminal fines, several Volkswagen executives were sent to prison and the whole thing has cost Volkswagen 30 billion Dollars. This was just to keep all the do gooders in the U.S.A. happy? (I'm not sure what this even means exactly). I'm all for a fair debate but this view is bordering on ridiculous. The fines and prison sentences were imposed because they broke the law. This is a fact.

Do people seriously think that American cars are cleaner than VW cars?

I'm not sure what people think on whether American cars are cleaner than Volkswagen cars, I suppose you would have to ask them but any American cars would have to meet and pass the same emissions standards of all other non American cars sold within the particular market be it within or outside the U.S.A., this includes Volkswagen cars. As is the case, Volkswagen cars could not meet and pass the emissions standards so they used a cheat device to get the cars to meet and pass the emissions standards while being tested so in answer to your question, American cars are or at least were cleaner than Volkswagen cars when the particular cars involved in the emissions issue and equivalent American cars are considered. So assumed on facts, the above one in particular, I would imagine that people do seriously think that American cars are cleaner than Volkswagen cars because well, they actually were. They managed to pass emissions tests without the need of any type of cheat device whereas Volkswagen were unable to do this because the emissions levels of their cars were higher (less clean and too high to pass the test) than that of all the other cars including American cars that could pass the test. The emissions of all the other cars including the American ones were lower (more clean and low enough to pass the test) therefore at that particular time for those particular vehicles American cars (plus all other non American cars, other than Volkswagen) were cleaner than the Volkswagen cars being referred to.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Beware Front end TWOC (pic heavy)
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 13:06 »
Donny here too. It seems the parts trade is more lucrative then stealing the motors.

No keys to steal, no VIN's, no registration numbers, no ANPR and whats a front end of a car go for second hand?

Got to be at least a grand in selling all of those parts with little risk of them being traced as stolen.

10 minutes for a few guys to strip those bits if they have done it before a few times?
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Golf mk7 / Re: Beware Front end TWOC (pic heavy)
« Last post by Gulfstream11 on Today at 12:51 »
Donny here too. It seems the parts trade is more lucrative then stealing the motors.
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Golf mk7 / Re: VAG automatics
« Last post by itavaltalainen on Today at 12:45 »
In manual mode box doesn’t shift up anyway, it just hits limiter.

In which car does that happen? Because in the Clubsport (and I believe in every other GTI) it's limiter and up-shift no matter which mode you're on.

Mk7 GTD MY17

That's super weird. Why would they implement a "change at the limiter" function on performance variants like GTIs and other petrols but leave it hit the limiter and stay in the same gear on a diesel?  :huh:   You're absolutely sure it doesn't up-shift? Would love to see a video of this.

It does change up even in manual mode, but only after sitting at max revs for a second or so..... I just manually shifted up long before then :D
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Here's my CS no. 301
 (Sorry for the crappy photos :grin: )





Similar to mine, with different wheels...




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New forum members / Re: 52 plate Mk4 gti anniversary for sale
« Last post by Robknx on Today at 10:41 »
Thanks for replying... shows how much I know.... or how little I know as the case may be...

I'm not sure what she has then.... the v5 shows 180bhp, the front bumper is from the anniversary, it has the 6 speed box, recaros etc.  But doesn't have the 18" wheels as per the anniversary, however, it does have different alloys to the standard gtis ive seen for this year?

But I have checked and you are right they only offered 3dr.

Would the spec she has been optional extras at the time?
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Golf mk7 / Re: Limestone Grey - thoughts pls?
« Last post by Cossieian on 22 February 2018, 23:03 »
Quick pic I took of mine on a rare sunny day at the weekend :cool:
Limestone Gold ?? :lipsrsealed:

LSG by cossieian, on Flickr
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TDI / Re: 23W6 Field Measure/Recall
« Last post by mcmaddy on 22 February 2018, 23:02 »
The VW update was voluntary not compulsory so not sure why you felt it necessary to have anything done. NoX levels aren't part of a UK MOT test so effectively it hasn't failed or cheated anything. As for fines and prison sentences that was just to keep all the do gooders in USA happy. Do people seriously think that American cars are cleaner than VW cars?
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by Little Lofty on 22 February 2018, 22:47 »
Cleaned the exhaust tips, they've been black ever since I got the car, so it was well overdue. Very sad I know, but you can't beat a shiny exhaust  :laugh:





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