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Golf mk7 / Re: Brake fluid change
« Last post by brettblade on Today at 13:36 »
What amazes me, and please don't take this personally, is that people will spend a lot of money on the actual car, and then not take the manufacturers advice on maintaining it.  For £60 (or whatever it is) every 2 years, it is worth it for a bit of piece of mind and the fact a full and complete service history will demonstrate the car has been looked after when selling on.

I found this explanation on another forum:

With time the brake fluid takes on water - you can see this happen by watching the fluid become darker with time (color change is by design and due to water uptake) - as the fluid takes on water, two things happen - first, the boiling point of the brake fluid decreases (the fluid boils at a lower temperature, which will show up as fade under conditions of repeated, hard braking like you might go through at a track) - the second thing which changes is the corrosiveness of the fluid - as it takes on water, it becomes increasingly aggressive towards the caliper and piston - this results in corrosion the end result of which is the caliper seal is no longer able to seal the bore (fluid gets around it), getting fluid all over the place (this is a gradual thing) - this is why if you live in a humid region and have been neglecting the brake fluid, you need to hone out the cylinder bore (so that it is uniform and smooth) or replace the pistons, or both.




Like I said about taking a car on the track you will not notice it. Pay what you want but you do not realise brake fluid is not like a sponge. When working in the car trade it was common to see cars come in that are driving around with brake fluid that is well over 10 years old. Not in a humid country so not even an issue. Any change in the brake feel then by all means get it changed.

Dealers play on the fact people are not mechanically minded and use the Hygroscopic word to scare people into thinking their cars brakes will suddenly fail and need fluid changes when not needed. It is recommended but not necessary otherwise dealers would insist it is done.

Oil changes aren't strictly needed either, but as with any fluid in the car it's common sense (and I include coolant, gearbox oil etc).  On a normal use road car, changing the brake fluid means that you'll keep your calipers in the best condition and you are less likely to run into ABS issues.  Anything approaching "fast road" use will benefit from new fluid in enhanced pedal feel because reducing the moisture content has the biggest impact when the car is under heavy and/or prolonged braking.  Anyone running regular DOT4 on a track isn't using it properly.
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Golf mk7 / Re: 1 month in ........
« Last post by Booth11 on Today at 13:33 »
There are 2 kinds any advice on which one ? X
The pedal box plus is a later model with more adjustments, recommended.
Use code RF20 for £10 discount.
Fitting although basically easy can be awkward depending on your nimbleness there are picture links on here as well as step by step advice.  Basically you disconnect the fitting above the throttle pedal and insert the connections between the vacant connections
I would recommend city mode first and adjust to sport? As you get used to it.

Codes not working :( never mind thanks anyway x

Probably too late now but it’s code RF80 for discount not RF20.  Pedal Box Plus is the updated pedal box designed to work with newer digital SENT sensors, and the one to get if buying now.  Fitting advice here although it now has a oem red clip not the old dodgy grey clip which is a big improvement. Takes minutes to fit and can either get access by removing trim plate or accessing via driver’s side cubby, feeding the cable over the back or removing cubby if needs be (see P.4 of the linked thread). 

http://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/13010-mk7-r-how-to-fit-a-dtuk-pedalbox/

Also here.  http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=276517.0

I got the RF80 code of the vWROC page where i see you are as prominent a figure as on here Rebecca - reading some of your posts with ginja ninja earlier and was chuckling away to myself over the banter :) £189 in total as went for the plus my cars a 2016 will it have the SENT you mention ?

How are you otherwise ? Jen x

Ah, glad you got the right code.

ginga ninja?

No, it doesn’t have SENT sensor, that will likely come with mk8 Golf, but the pedal box plus works with both analogue and digital sensors and looks much more modern than the older style. 
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Golf mk7 / Re: CSS - lack of space saver -mobility kit
« Last post by mkviken on Today at 13:33 »
Can’t see how VW couldn’t have just included this if they were so intent on removing the space saver.

1.5kg wouldn’t have made any difference to a lap time I reckon.

Got a brand new one on eBay for £25





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Golf mk7 / Re: 1 month in ........
« Last post by Jeni_R_ on Today at 13:29 »
There are 2 kinds any advice on which one ? X
The pedal box plus is a later model with more adjustments, recommended.
Use code RF20 for £10 discount.
Fitting although basically easy can be awkward depending on your nimbleness there are picture links on here as well as step by step advice.  Basically you disconnect the fitting above the throttle pedal and insert the connections between the vacant connections
I would recommend city mode first and adjust to sport? As you get used to it.

Codes not working :( never mind thanks anyway x

Probably too late now but it’s code RF80 for discount not RF20.  Pedal Box Plus is the updated pedal box designed to work with newer digital SENT sensors, and the one to get if buying now.  Fitting advice here although it now has a oem red clip not the old dodgy grey clip which is a big improvement. Takes minutes to fit and can either get access by removing trim plate or accessing via driver’s side cubby, feeding the cable over the back or removing cubby if needs be (see P.4 of the linked thread). 

http://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/13010-mk7-r-how-to-fit-a-dtuk-pedalbox/

Also here.  http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=276517.0

I got the RF80 code of the vWROC page where i see you are as prominent a figure as on here Rebecca - reading some of your posts with ginja ninja earlier and was chuckling away to myself over the banter :) £189 in total as went for the plus my cars a 2016 will it have the SENT you mention ?

How are you otherwise ? Jen x
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Golf mk7 / Re: 1 month in ........
« Last post by Booth11 on Today at 13:21 »
There are 2 kinds any advice on which one ? X
The pedal box plus is a later model with more adjustments, recommended.
Use code RF20 for £10 discount.
Fitting although basically easy can be awkward depending on your nimbleness there are picture links on here as well as step by step advice.  Basically you disconnect the fitting above the throttle pedal and insert the connections between the vacant connections
I would recommend city mode first and adjust to sport? As you get used to it.

Codes not working :( never mind thanks anyway x

Probably too late now but it’s code RF80 for discount not RF20.  Pedal Box Plus is the updated pedal box designed to work with newer digital SENT sensors, and the one to get if buying now.  Fitting advice here although it now has a oem red clip not the old dodgy grey clip which is a big improvement. Takes minutes to fit and can either get access by removing trim plate or accessing via driver’s side cubby, feeding the cable over the back or removing cubby if needs be (see P.4 of the linked thread). 

http://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/13010-mk7-r-how-to-fit-a-dtuk-pedalbox/

Also here.  http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=276517.0
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Golf mk7 / Re: 1 month in ........
« Last post by buddfridge on Today at 13:04 »
You will love pedal box  :smiley:   it cost me nothing to add to the insurance too.
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Golf mk4 / Re: Wheel spacer query
« Last post by Jordan_gti on Today at 12:53 »
thank you :)
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Golf mk7 / Re: Still got no idea which tyres?!?
« Last post by Jim_mk7.5 on Today at 12:44 »
Why does everyone bad mouth these Bridgestone!? I've driven on way worse!!!

Why.... Because they are crap! They were crap back in 2011. They came 8th of out 10 in a tyre test on the GTI in 2011

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/tyre-guides/36695/tyre-test-2011

They would be fine for an SE model but not the GTI. I'm dreading the temperature dropping as they are already struggling for traction unless you drive like Miss Daisy.
So are you saying you'd drive the same in every road condition if you had a "better" tyre? You drive to the road conditions in front of you so if that means take your time or 'drive like miss daisy" then that's what you do.

No, I don't remember saying anything like that, maybe re-read my comment. The Bridgestone S001's are a crap old tyre, crap back in 2011 and made to look even crapper now by the likes of the Michelin PS4. It's not just the views of people who own the car that's why I posted the test results (from 2011!!). Wet performance is crap. Better tyres mean better grip. It's not exactly rocket science.  :rolleyes:

If you've never had any wheelspin or TC lights then well done you. You probably get 50 mpg as well.  :grin:
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by Vwjap on Today at 12:41 »
Cars gone in for repairs, got a merc a class as a loan
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Golf mk7 / Re: 1 month in ........
« Last post by Jeni_R_ on Today at 12:11 »
The pedal box should be insurance friendly... sometimes they struggle to understand what it is if you declare it but essentially its no different to the "sport" mode most cars have these days, its just more adaptable than the fixed settings the OEM provides.

Its not tuning, it doesn't provide any more power than you have already, it just delivers it differently depending on throttle position.

Minis are geared really differently, they are designed to be city cars. A Golf is not a city car...

Hi Fred

I came across another fab wee chap on Privilege there and he said i can have it tralalalalalala  :grin: ordered and awaiting dispatch for delivery tomorrow sometimes it pays to get a second opinion particularly when the first never asked my age or driving history !  :wink:
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