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Title: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 14 September 2013, 16:08
Applied a coat of Dodo juice purple haze pro wax,probably didn't need it but makes me feel better that the car has a bit more protection before the winter draws in :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 14 September 2013, 17:37
Set up the station logos for the DAB radio, I used the handy link kindly posted in the maintenance section above.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GolfTi on 14 September 2013, 17:57
Updated your banner :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 14 September 2013, 17:59
Updated your banner :wink:
Chuff did it for me last time :grin:,i couldn't work out how to do it without the banner maker logo being all over it :tongue:

P.S judging by the lack of banner on yours you have the same problem :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dirvy on 14 September 2013, 21:31
dab logos as above. very pleased great link.

trying sd card music tomorrow
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ricepop on 14 September 2013, 22:01
Clicked refresh on the tracker.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 14 September 2013, 22:03
Added more albums & songs to my sd card, with artwork; also logo'd up the radio stations - looks the nuts, well worth investing the time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 14 September 2013, 22:03
Been out a fair bit in the car today. The handbrake seems to have had a mind of its own today, there have been times when it hasn't budged mid maneuvre without flooring the brake pedal again and even after starting up - seems such an un-natural thing to have to do to get the car moving. Makes for a sh!te getaway car - go to zoom off after waiting outside the bank and the car won't move!  :grin:

Night time getting into and out of the car is great - the ambient lighting is just amazing. Very conscious of potentially getting hand marks on the immaculate "teflon" coated (C2V3) bodywork opening and closing the boot and doors. The car looks amazing under street lighting at night as it is so reflective (sorry no pics).

Had a go on a few twisty coastal roads around Tynemouth tonight (to collect a takeaway - had to do the journey twice as they cocked the order up) and saw the dynamic light bending in full effect as well as the immaculate handling.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 14 September 2013, 22:35
Clicked refresh on the tracker.

Ditto. Lol :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 14 September 2013, 22:36
Clicked refresh on the tracker.

Ditto. Lol :laugh:

Just once?  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 14 September 2013, 22:48
Clicked refresh on the tracker.

Ditto. Lol :laugh:

Just once?  :grin:

Thrice actually  :smug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 15 September 2013, 11:14
Daydreamed about it arriving and then reached for the anti-depressants again...



Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Chris.Air on 15 September 2013, 11:32
Nothing I ain't got it yet!!!!  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dully on 15 September 2013, 11:50
Clicked refresh on the tracker.

Ditto. Lol :laugh:

Just once?  :grin:

Constantly, plus shouted f@ck really loud and scared the cat  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 15 September 2013, 12:25
Looked at it through the window - big blobs of rain pooling on the roof thanks to the C2V3. Can't really go anywhere today as the Great North Run has crippled the local roads. Now tagging my MP3s for the new SD card and using an easier way than the recently published guide - finds all the artwork for you in Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. Only sticking point is sometimes not having the choice of an artwork less than 400 x 400 resolution (get the smallest you have a choice of and then you can resize as per already published guide. Need to get "MP3tag" software (go to afterdawn.com - http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/get_mp3_album_info_from_amazon.cfm (http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/get_mp3_album_info_from_amazon.cfm)).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 15 September 2013, 12:58
MH you don't need to convert to mp3; m4a works fine, so just the artwork is needed!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 15 September 2013, 13:36
Went to load my personal POI's on to the Pro Nav (speed cameras etc), only to discover that a text file (which has to be in route directory of the SD), I forgot to copy across to the card when creating the package in VW Germany's Nav companion app, and typically the missing file resides on my PC at work  :embarrassed:

Typical, ill have to do it all again today as I'm off now until Wednesday and can't wait that long  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 15 September 2013, 17:25
MH you don't need to convert to mp3; m4a works fine, so just the artwork is needed!

It leaves m4a files as they are, this has a convenient embedding feature which includes grabbing a suitable artwork design from amazon.com and amazon.de then embedding it in a couple of steps. It embeds to a lot more than mp3.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 15 September 2013, 17:27
MH you don't need to convert to mp3; m4a works fine, so just the artwork is needed!

It leaves m4a files as they are, this has a convenient embedding feature which includes grabbing a suitable artwork design from amazon.com and amazon.de then embedding it in a couple of steps. It embeds to a lot more than mp3.

Ooh I see! That sounds easier than the hours I spent then  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 15 September 2013, 17:33
MH you don't need to convert to mp3; m4a works fine, so just the artwork is needed!

It leaves m4a files as they are, this has a convenient embedding feature which includes grabbing a suitable artwork design from amazon.com and amazon.de then embedding it in a couple of steps. It embeds to a lot more than mp3.

Ooh I see! That sounds easier than the hours I spent then  :grin:

Massively easier. You select the folder with the album tracks, then ask it to look on Amazon.de or Amazon.com, it'll give you all the options (sometimes there's 8 or 10 artwork options with varying sizes) and tell it to embed the one you pick. Very quick and easy.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 17 September 2013, 15:50
Did a couple of small mods, today but I like them.

LED bulbs for the sun visor lights

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/9785618736_43092c5131_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785618736/)
AGE_0695 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785618736/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

OEM VW Sill Trims.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/9785596385_988c4c7ec1_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785596385/)
AGE_0693 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785596385/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3780/9785408281_2b3e9b17ac_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785408281/)
AGE_0694 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785408281/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

LED Luggage compartment light (about 2-3 times brighter than the filament bulb supplied

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3729/9785403312_db10a6ab96_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785403312/)
AGE_0692 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785403312/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

Like I said, only small, but they do make a difference, and now all of the bulbs in the car are LED.

Gave the car a good snow foaming, after driving down a road in the rain that a bloody farmer had decided to come out of his field and deposit half it's contents all over the road. The car looked like I'd been rallying. Good news is that I now have over 250 miles on it, so it's coming up after a good drive today :grin:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3717/9785391382_19fc18c093_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785391382/)
AGE_0677 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785391382/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/9785393062_ec975ff667_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785393062/)
AGE_0680 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785393062/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5339/9785595404_a9d0d45184_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785595404/)
AGE_0682 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785595404/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3718/9785398111_d0b1dbb995_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785398111/)
AGE_0683 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785398111/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/9785399501_2b1c3fdc35_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785399501/)
AGE_0686 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9785399501/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

You know, you should never encourage a photographer to take photos, as I'll post loads otherwise  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dirvy on 17 September 2013, 17:02
had exhaust fixed (see new arrivals)

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/exhaust001_zps525e909f.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/exhaust001_zps525e909f.jpg.html)

and had diamond brite and scotchguard applied

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/diamondbrite003_zpsd71c6b99.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/diamondbrite003_zpsd71c6b99.jpg.html)

did you spot the scirrocco peaking out the driveway in jealousy?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 17 September 2013, 17:07
what bulbs did you use norbreck for the visor and boot?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 17:08
@norbreck love the led mods. Can I ask where you got the bulbs and how easy is it to do?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 17 September 2013, 18:05
Did a couple of small mods, today but I like them.

You know, you should never encourage a photographer to take photos, as I'll post loads otherwise  :laugh: :laugh:

Did you get your LEDs from Flux? Was thinking about getting some more (I left 4 in the Scirocco doh!). Maybe we can get a regional group buy set up - there's a few Tyne and Wear people here might be interested if they are significantly cheaper in bulk. How many did you use all in? Are there LED units in the number plate light units? Recent Sciroccos got them fitted (about £47 each to buy if I remember correctly).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 17 September 2013, 18:30
Hi guys, no I didn't get these from Flux (for those that don't know he's a chap from over on one of the Rocco forums, that's a supplier and guru for all things bulbs), these actually came via ebay.

2 off 39mm festoon type for the vanity lights and a longer 42mm festoon type for the boot. These were all on the Rocco but I recovered them before part exchanging. An absolute doddle to do as none of them are monitored by the CAN Bus so don't have to be CAN friendly units.

No need to do the numberplate lights as on the GTI/GTD models these are already LED from the factory  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 18:38
Hi guys, no I didn't get these from Flux (for those that don't know he's a chap from over on one of the Rocco forums, that's a supplier and guru for all things bulbs), these actually came via ebay.

2 off 39mm festoon type for the vanity lights and a longer 42mm festoon type for the boot. These were all on the Rocco but I recovered them before part exchanging. An absolute doddle to do as none of them are monitored by the CAN Bus so don't have to be CAN friendly units.

No need to do the numberplate lights as on the GTI/GTD models these are already LED from the factory  :smiley:

Thanks mate. Do you have a link to the eBay supplier just to make sure I'm getting the right ones  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 17 September 2013, 18:50
Jeez they're cheap. When I got these for my Roc, LED bulbs were just coming through and they were silly money.  Lots of places on ebay selling a pair of 39mm festoon 1W LED delivered from UK supply.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MM087 on 17 September 2013, 19:05
LED Bulbs look good
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Andyduz on 17 September 2013, 19:40
Great mod Norbreck. Just ordered some  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 19:43
Jeez they're cheap. When I got these for my Roc, LED bulbs were just coming through and they were silly money.  Lots of places on ebay selling a pair of 39mm festoon 1W LED delivered from UK supply.

I can only see non UK suppliers MH? Am I missing something
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 17 September 2013, 19:56
Sorry guys, I purchased these so long ago, I can't find the seller  :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 20:01
Sorry guys, I purchased these so long ago, I can't find the seller  :sad:

Thanks for looking mate.  :smiley:

Anyone else with a link. Want to make sure im purchasing the right bulbs  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 17 September 2013, 20:02
Jeez they're cheap. When I got these for my Roc, LED bulbs were just coming through and they were silly money.  Lots of places on ebay selling a pair of 39mm festoon 1W LED delivered from UK supply.

I can only see non UK suppliers MH? Am I missing something

how about http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-CAR-NUMBER-PLATE-8-LED-BULBS-FESTOON-39MM-XENON-UK-/271005739332?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f19336944 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-CAR-NUMBER-PLATE-8-LED-BULBS-FESTOON-39MM-XENON-UK-/271005739332?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f19336944)

I only mention UK stock so they are not on a slow boat from China.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 17 September 2013, 20:30
Yep, they look exactly like the ones I used.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 20:38
Jeez they're cheap. When I got these for my Roc, LED bulbs were just coming through and they were silly money.  Lots of places on ebay selling a pair of 39mm festoon 1W LED delivered from UK supply.

I can only see non UK suppliers MH? Am I missing something

how about http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-CAR-NUMBER-PLATE-8-LED-BULBS-FESTOON-39MM-XENON-UK-/271005739332?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f19336944 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-CAR-NUMBER-PLATE-8-LED-BULBS-FESTOON-39MM-XENON-UK-/271005739332?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f19336944)

I only mention UK stock so they are not on a slow boat from China.

Thanks MH  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 17 September 2013, 20:46
anyone found on eBay the 42mm ones for the boot light?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 21:01
anyone found on eBay the 42mm ones for the boot light?

Im guessing that these are the right ones?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-42mm-16-SMD-LED-White-Car-Dome-Festoon-Interior-Light-Bulb-/350661919696?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item51a51443d0
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 17 September 2013, 21:08
anyone found on eBay the 42mm ones for the boot light?

Im guessing that these are the right ones?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-42mm-16-SMD-LED-White-Car-Dome-Festoon-Interior-Light-Bulb-/350661919696?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item51a51443d0

They look fine as long as the space between the 2 spring clips is wider than the pins to accomodate that wide board.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 17 September 2013, 21:09
I went for the 8led dome ones Craig. not sure if they are right but only 2.99 link here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3X-Pure-White-8-LED-Car-Interior-Dome-C5W-Festoon-Bulb-Light-Lamp-42mm-12V-New-/281148384741
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 17 September 2013, 21:12
I went for the 8led dome ones Craig. not sure if they are right but only 2.99 link here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3X-Pure-White-8-LED-Car-Interior-Dome-C5W-Festoon-Bulb-Light-Lamp-42mm-12V-New-/281148384741

That's for 3 of them. Could get these if you want 2 (only need one).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-42mm-8-LED-Blue-Car-Festoon-Interior-Dome-C5W-239-Light-Lamp-Bulb-DC-12V-UK/360741303433?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D1357980752496028701%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D281148384741%26 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-42mm-8-LED-Blue-Car-Festoon-Interior-Dome-C5W-239-Light-Lamp-Bulb-DC-12V-UK/360741303433?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D1357980752496028701%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D281148384741%26)

Will orderafter my hols. Probably won't come until i'm away and my mate feeding my fish while i'm away will probably tread on them on his way into the house after they are delivered through the door!  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 21:14
I went for the 8led dome ones Craig. not sure if they are right but only 2.99 link here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3X-Pure-White-8-LED-Car-Interior-Dome-C5W-Festoon-Bulb-Light-Lamp-42mm-12V-New-/281148384741

I've already went and bought the wrong ones. Didn't read the post properly and spent a wopping £1.59 on 41mm  :grin: :grin: :grin:. What a plonker!

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 21:16
I went for the 8led dome ones Craig. not sure if they are right but only 2.99 link here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3X-Pure-White-8-LED-Car-Interior-Dome-C5W-Festoon-Bulb-Light-Lamp-42mm-12V-New-/281148384741

That's for 3 of them. Could get these if you want 2 (only need one).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-42mm-8-LED-Blue-Car-Festoon-Interior-Dome-C5W-239-Light-Lamp-Bulb-DC-12V-UK/360741303433?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D1357980752496028701%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D281148384741%26 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-42mm-8-LED-Blue-Car-Festoon-Interior-Dome-C5W-239-Light-Lamp-Bulb-DC-12V-UK/360741303433?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D1357980752496028701%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D281148384741%26)

Will orderafter my hols. Probably won't come until i'm away and my mate feeding my fish while i'm away will probably tread on them on his way into the house after they are delivered through the door!  :whistle:

They are bright blue MH, not sure I want that look  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 17 September 2013, 21:41
I found a load of blue dome ones so I went for three white ones. I'll have a spare once I've given MH one of the three.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 18 September 2013, 08:10
Right guys, just spent half an hour in my Ebay purchase history and found the supplier of my bulbs (if you are interested).

For the 39mm Vanity lights

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-39mm-Xenon-White-LED-Bulb-Car-Rear-License-Number-Plate-Light-C5W-239-256-272-/270993317483?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f1875de6b

For the 42mm Boot light

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3X-Pure-White-8-LED-Car-Interior-Dome-C5W-Festoon-Bulb-Light-Lamp-42mm-12V-New-/281148384741?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4175bfe5e5

Having said that, there does seem to be plenty of other sellers doing them as well.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 18 September 2013, 08:21
Thanks Norbreck. This is a mod ill definitely be doing  :smiley: . Looks very  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 18 September 2013, 14:00
A word of warning with these LED replacement bulbs, I had some on my Mk5 for the number plate lights and although they were supposed to be CANBUS compatible they worked intermittently and eventually fried themselves inside the bumper - black sooty stuff all over when I removed them!

I think the moral is don't just but the cheapest ones!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 18 September 2013, 14:30
A word of warning with these LED replacement bulbs, I had some on my Mk5 for the number plate lights and although they were supposed to be CANBUS compatible they worked intermittently and eventually fried themselves inside the bumper - black sooty stuff all over when I removed them!

I think the moral is don't just but the cheapest ones!

I think Norbreck has already said that the interior lights being replaced are not canbus governed, so no concerns.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 18 September 2013, 15:18
Yep, the LED's I purchased for the Scirocco (that are now in the Golf) were not CAN Bus friendly, and they are working perfectly with no flickering or bulb warnings etc.

I do agree however that the footwell lights as well as the front sidelights and number plate lights were all monitored by the CAN Bus. Good job then on the GTI/GTD's that the footwell lights are already LED, the number plates lights are LED, and we don't have separate sidelights, but an LED and the main DRL in the headlights.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 18 September 2013, 15:21
The static turning lights in the headlamps are ordinary halogen bulbs... another possible mod?  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 18 September 2013, 16:45
Dammit Joe, you have just ruined another surprise... now these are Flux's bulbs  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 18 September 2013, 17:09
I'd say you'll need double jointed toddler-sized hands to access the headlamp units... that's been my experience with previous cars!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 18 September 2013, 22:25
Dammit Joe, you have just ruined another surprise... now these are Flux's bulbs  :grin:

Double dammit - I left mine in my Scirocco!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 19 September 2013, 18:34
Idiots guide required  :smiley: How do you get the light casings off both the vanity lights and the boot light. I don't want to go in all guns blazing as I usually do and end up breaking something.

Cheers
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 19 September 2013, 18:43
For the vanity lights, at one end you will see a small slot, either put your fingernail or a small screwdriver in and gently lever out. Once out on one side, just use your fingers to pull the unit out -dead easy.

Same for the boot light, but ultimately I found that the light is actually clipped into a surround piece, that itself clips in tot he underside of the parcel shelf side runner from below. I just levered the whole surround piece out with my fingers as it was easier that way (see the photo I posted earlier for the surround).

For the cornering lights in the headlights (which I've just done), rotate clockwise the large round cover about 15 degrees until it comes off. The halogen bulb is then mounted in at an angle. To remove just pull down on the bulb / connector slightly, and the bulb unclips itself from the light (no wire spring clippy things to worry about). Withdraw the bulb and disconnect the black wiring connector. Replace with the new bulb, connect the wiring connector, and then snap the bulb back into its holder (just took a couple of attempts, but when it's in properly, its sits at the correct angle into the reflector basket.

The drivers side is easier as there is more room. On the passenger side, there is equipment quite close, but its totally doable without scraping your knuckles.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 19 September 2013, 18:52
6th picture down:


http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=151928.0 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=151928.0)


 ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 19 September 2013, 18:54
For the vanity lights, at one end you will see a small slot, either put your fingernail or a small screwdriver in and gently lever out. Once out on one side, just use your fingers to pull the unit out -dead easy.

Same for the boot light, but ultimately I found that the light is actually clipped into a surround piece, that itself clips in tot he underside of the parcel shelf side runner from below. I just levered the whole surround piece out with my fingers as it was easier that way (see the photo I posted earlier for the surround).

For the cornering lights in the headlights (which I've just done), rotate clockwise the large round cover about 15 degrees until it comes off. The halogen bulb is then mounted in at an angle. To remove just pull down on the bulb / connector slightly, and the bulb unclips itself from the light (no wire spring clippy things to worry about). Withdraw the bulb and disconnect the black wiring connector. Replace with the new bulb, connect the wiring connector, and then snap the bulb back into its holder (just took a couple of attempts, but when it's in properly, its sits at the correct angle into the reflector basket.

The drivers side is easier as there is more room. On the passenger side, there is equipment quite close, but its totally doable without scraping your knuckles.


What bulb is the cornering light mate?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 19 September 2013, 18:59
Thanks Guys  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Allya on 19 September 2013, 19:18
Hi... What size of LEDs did you use for the footwell lights norbreck and are there two??

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 19 September 2013, 19:32
I went down for a small investigation and I can see that the vanity mirror casings are a doddle as you say. The boot light however looks a bit more complicated. I managed to get the casing out easily enough but as you mentioned Norbreck it has a small metal plate protecting the bulb that is held in by a tiny piece of metal wire. You say you managed to remove this surround completely? I may have to take my time over this one  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 19 September 2013, 19:45
Hi... What size of LEDs did you use for the footwell lights norbreck and are there two??

Thanks


The footwell lights are already LED's in the mk7 mate. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Allya on 20 September 2013, 09:17
Thanks Jimble, that's one last purchase!

How about the cornering lights - what type are those?

Trying to get sorted for a hopeful mid-November delivery

Thanks

A
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Valenni on 20 September 2013, 10:04
I was under the impression the door sill's / plates were illuminated no?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 20 September 2013, 10:06
I was under the impression the door sill's / plates were illuminated no?

They are, who said they weren't?? :huh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Valenni on 20 September 2013, 11:21
I was under the impression the door sill's / plates were illuminated no?

They are, who said they weren't?? :huh:

Norbreck21a's pics on page 3 show he changed the sill trims to OEM's . They don't look illuminated. Or am I getting confused? 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 20 September 2013, 11:26
I was under the impression the door sill's / plates were illuminated no?

They are, who said they weren't?? :huh:

Norbreck21a's pics on page 3 show he changed the sill trims to OEM's . They don't look illuminated. Or am I getting confused?

You can't see the illumination until it starts getting dark - in the daytime you basically can't see the light.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GolfTi on 20 September 2013, 11:32
You can also control the level of illumination.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 20 September 2013, 11:43
I was under the impression the door sill's / plates were illuminated no?

They are, who said they weren't?? :huh:

Norbreck21a's pics on page 3 show he changed the sill trims to OEM's . They don't look illuminated. Or am I getting confused?

Ahh, no mate he's installed the ones with GOLF written on them on the outer sills, the inner one with the thin line in it is the illuminated one.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 20 September 2013, 11:45
You can also control the level of illumination.

How do you do that?!  :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 20 September 2013, 12:23
How do you do that?!  :shocked:

It’s in one of the menus somewhere rather than a brightness thumbwheel on the lower dash – most likely in the “lights” menu of car set-up (can’t remember where for sure, but I stumbled across it while going through all the menus and left it alone).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Valenni on 20 September 2013, 12:42
I was under the impression the door sill's / plates were illuminated no?

They are, who said they weren't?? :huh:

Norbreck21a's pics on page 3 show he changed the sill trims to OEM's . They don't look illuminated. Or am I getting confused?

Ahh, no mate he's installed the ones with GOLF written on them on the outer sills, the inner one with the thin line in it is the illuminated one.

Panic over then! Sorry dude lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 20 September 2013, 12:46
How do you do that?!  :shocked:

It’s in one of the menus somewhere rather than a brightness thumbwheel on the lower dash – most likely in the “lights” menu of car set-up (can’t remember where for sure, but I stumbled across it while going through all the menus and left it alone).

Good stuff, ta - I need to have a serious play with these menus!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GolfTi on 20 September 2013, 12:56
Yes its in the menu somewhere - lights I think.

Mine is turned up full and just looks awesome at night, the red stripes, the lights under the door levers, the footwell lights, the mini spotlights, the the crisp white of the dash/stereo.

Brilliant.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Valenni on 20 September 2013, 13:17
Are the red stripes on the doors like the Leon FR? If so are they white then turn red when in sport mode?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 20 September 2013, 13:19
Yes its in the menu somewhere - lights I think.

Mine is turned up full and just looks awesome at night, the red stripes, the lights under the door levers, the footwell lights, the mini spotlights, the the crisp white of the dash/stereo.

Brilliant.

I'll be turning them up to the max too  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 20 September 2013, 13:41
Yes its in the menu somewhere - lights I think.

Mine is turned up full and just looks awesome at night, the red stripes, the lights under the door levers, the footwell lights, the mini spotlights, the the crisp white of the dash/stereo.

Brilliant.

I'll be turning them up to the max too  :grin:

This is something im going to have to investigate  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 20 September 2013, 14:41
Are the red stripes on the doors like the Leon FR? If so are they white then turn red when in sport mode?

They're always red.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Valenni on 20 September 2013, 15:17
Are the red stripes on the doors like the Leon FR? If so are they white then turn red when in sport mode?

They're always red.

It looks sweet though. It's a really nice touch.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GolfTi on 20 September 2013, 15:35
Just amazing at night, you do get the feeling its about to go into warp drive at any moment...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Valenni on 20 September 2013, 16:02
The standard screen is 5.8" right? Is that measured diagonally or is it height and width?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 20 September 2013, 16:14
The standard screen is 5.8" right? Is that measured diagonally or is it height and width?

I'm going to guess at diagonally as that's how TV's are measured, but don't hold me to that!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 20 September 2013, 17:38
Had a quick mess around. The interior light set up is under lighting in the car setup screen. You can change the footwell brightness (currently set at 50%), the door lever lights (again set at 50%) and the dash display (mine was already set at 100%).

What you can't adjust is the brightness of the red strips in the door and the sills.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 20 September 2013, 19:49
Had a quick mess around. The interior light set up is under lighting in the car setup screen. You can change the footwell brightness (currently set at 50%), the door lever lights (again set at 50%) and the dash display (mine was already set at 100%).

What you can't adjust is the brightness of the red strips in the door and the sills.

Dont quote me but i think you can adjust the brightness of the red strips,im sure i did it the other day while playing around its in one of the menus.

Edit you can change it its in the light menu under door background lights
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 20 September 2013, 20:05
Had a quick mess around. The interior light set up is under lighting in the car setup screen. You can change the footwell brightness (currently set at 50%), the door lever lights (again set at 50%) and the dash display (mine was already set at 100%).

What you can't adjust is the brightness of the red strips in the door and the sills.

Dont quote me but i think you can adjust the brightness of the red strips,im sure i did it the other day while playing around its in one of the menus.

Edit you can change it its in the light menu under door background lights

I don't know if that changes the brightness of the red strip Simon. I didn't notice any change to it, just to the lights under the internal door handles. i'll check again
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 20 September 2013, 20:07
Had a quick mess around. The interior light set up is under lighting in the car setup screen. You can change the footwell brightness (currently set at 50%), the door lever lights (again set at 50%) and the dash display (mine was already set at 100%).

What you can't adjust is the brightness of the red strips in the door and the sills.

Dont quote me but i think you can adjust the brightness of the red strips,im sure i did it the other day while playing around its in one of the menus.

Edit you can change it its in the light menu under door background lights

I don't know if that changes the brightness of the red strip Simon. I didn't notice any change to it, just to the lights under the internal door handles. i'll check again

Just checked and it does on mine
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 20 September 2013, 20:21
I stand corrected. Your quite right Simon. Funny, it didn't seem to work first time round but it definitely does change the brightness of the strips  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 22 September 2013, 17:05
Washed it for the third time in a week. :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 22 September 2013, 17:23
Washed it for the third time in a week. :grin:

Only the three? Are you letting things slip already  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 22 September 2013, 17:24
Washed it for the third time in a week. :grin:

Only the three? Are you letting things slip already  :grin:
And waxed once :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Allya on 23 September 2013, 21:38
Sorry to ask again but can anyone tell me the type of lamps in the cornering lights, saw you asked the question Jimble but couldn't see the answer??
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 23 September 2013, 22:13
Standard H7 type.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dirvy on 23 September 2013, 22:46
Hit 500 miles and 5000 revs yeeeeeha
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 24 September 2013, 13:52
Had it detailed - took him just under 4 hours - looks like a f7cking mirror, I love it even more now!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 24 September 2013, 13:57
Had it detailed - took him just under 4 hours - looks like a f7cking mirror, I love it even more now!  :laugh:

This demands more pics!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 24 September 2013, 14:04
Arranged complimentary insurance and ordered a load of detailing products o and preparing for collection tomorrow. Does that count.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 24 September 2013, 14:08
Had it detailed - took him just under 4 hours - looks like a f7cking mirror, I love it even more now!  :laugh:

This demands more pics!

 :grin: I've taken some, I'll get them up later!  Plus he took some for his facebook page so there will be some on there!  Words cannot describe how good a job he's done, well well worth the money!  It's a shame to drive it now cause it'll get dirty  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gordor on 24 September 2013, 19:41
Ordered some Gtechnique, a two bucket system, new mitt x 2, new drying towels x2 and 6 new MF cloths. 5 days old and it's so dirty you would have thought I had been ploughing a field!

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 30 September 2013, 14:58
Tried my old MK 6 GTI logo mats in my MK7 and they seem to fit ok so i now have two spare sets :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GolfTi on 30 September 2013, 15:19
Tried my old MK 6 GTI logo mats in my MK7 and they seem to fit ok so i now have two spare sets :grin:

I found the drivers one didn't fit at all and the others were far from a perfect fit.

Shame because the red stitched GTI mats were great, on the lookout for a proper mk7 set.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 30 September 2013, 15:24
Tried my old MK 6 GTI logo mats in my MK7 and they seem to fit ok so i now have two spare sets :grin:

I found the drivers one didn't fit at all and the others were far from a perfect fit.

Shame because the red stitched GTI mats were great, on the lookout for a proper mk7 set.
Only tried the passengers side  :grin: that will teach me to assume the rest would fit.
 :laugh:
Measure twice cut once
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 30 September 2013, 16:07
Fitted my Audi Chromed accessory socket cover (sorry, not the best picture). Warning - very difficult, involves pulling the old one out and pushing the new one in - Please do not attempt unless you are a fully trained mechanic with 20 years experience  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/10020935053_14052b3208_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/10020935053/)
AGE_3008 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/10020935053/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 30 September 2013, 16:45
that looks great will have to try and get one of those
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 30 September 2013, 17:31
that looks great will have to try and get one of those

I agree, looks very nice!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 30 September 2013, 17:38
Does indeed look very good.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jsybrian on 30 September 2013, 19:14
Have the Audi led cigarette lighter torch expensive but nice to look at also very bright.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 30 September 2013, 19:33
Fitted my Audi Chromed accessory socket cover (sorry, not the best picture). Warning - very difficult, involves pulling the old one out and pushing the new one in - Please do not attempt unless you are a fully trained mechanic with 20 years experience  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/10020935053_14052b3208_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/10020935053/)
AGE_3008 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/10020935053/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

Nice - do you think you could write up a guide for the less technically adept amongst us ? :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 30 September 2013, 19:35
Do you smoke?  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gordor on 30 September 2013, 20:41
Wanted to say thanks to all who recommended the Gtechnique... Put on yesterday and it rained today and hardly any dirt at all on the car...spot on  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gordor on 30 September 2013, 20:46
Oh, and booked the car in to have the suspected pucks taken out!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 30 September 2013, 21:46
Went to get a quote to get two bad stone dents done after only 5 days ownership, 330 miles and the car parked outside the house. 480 quid and it's booked in tomorrow and Wednesday to have god knows what painted on the offside. well and truly p4ssed off!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 30 September 2013, 22:57
Ouch.  Any pics of the dents?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 October 2013, 00:36
Went to get a quote to get two bad stone dents done after only 5 days ownership, 330 miles and the car parked outside the house. 480 quid and it's booked in tomorrow and Wednesday to have god knows what painted on the offside. well and truly p4ssed off!!

Jeez! High speed stone chip from passing traffic whilst parked outside your house? Maybe these new stiffer and thinner body panels for weight saving aren't as strong as VW would have us believe. Any particular panels looking most susceptible?

I have a tiny dot of a stone chip just above one of the wing side badges (noticed 2nd time I washed the car, 1 week into ownership). Not sure how it got there as it would seem that the bulge of the wheel arch should more than cover the point of impact from the car in front. The top red coat looks very thin.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 01 October 2013, 07:03
the same thing happened on the tiguan but the paint on the golf hasn't chipped. problem is though the dent is too deep for a pdr fix. council haven't been round sweeping the remains of hard core up they've been using for remedial works so I've just been unfortunate. moved the car from outside to a side street so shouldn't happen again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 October 2013, 14:58
the same thing happened on the tiguan but the paint on the golf hasn't chipped. problem is though the dent is too deep for a pdr fix. council haven't been round sweeping the remains of hard core up they've been using for remedial works so I've just been unfortunate. moved the car from outside to a side street so shouldn't happen again.

Have you tried putting a claim into the council for the damage in much the same way as people do (usually not successfully) for potholes? If your damage is in a place that makes it highly unlikely that you sustained it from being behind someone on the open road then you could have a case if the council or it's subcontractors have been negligent in keeping the road clear whilst or after working upon it. Get some pics of the hard core riddled road and your car damage ASAP then contact your council.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 02 October 2013, 08:39
in process now. when you back from your jollies?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 October 2013, 15:13
in process now. when you back from your jollies?

I arrive back Weds morning, straight into work as I have no spare hols between now and Xmas eve. I'll have been up about 26 hours by the time I leave work next Weds.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dully on 02 October 2013, 18:29
Had it jacked up to borescope the front suspension on a puck hunt  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 02 October 2013, 18:46
Arranged it's insurance. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 02 October 2013, 19:48
Had it jacked up to borescope the front suspension on a puck hunt  :laugh:
Did you find any ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dully on 02 October 2013, 20:07
Had it jacked up to borescope the front suspension on a puck hunt  :laugh:
Did you find any ?

Nope, pictures of what I found are on the ride height thread, it was all bare apart from the white cone bump stops at the top, I honestly did not believe they were out until I looked myself  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: simonpolly on 02 October 2013, 20:08
Had it jacked up to borescope the front suspension on a puck hunt  :laugh:
Did you find any ?

Nope, pictures of what I found are on the ride height thread, it was all bare apart from the white cone bump stops at the top, I honestly did not believe they were out until I looked myself  :wink:
Not checked mine but I don't have any squeaking or noise from my car so hopefully they removed them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dully on 02 October 2013, 20:12
Had it jacked up to borescope the front suspension on a puck hunt  :laugh:
Did you find any ?

Nope, pictures of what I found are on the ride height thread, it was all bare apart from the white cone bump stops at the top, I honestly did not believe they were out until I looked myself  :wink:
Not checked mine but I don't have any squeaking or noise from my car so hopefully they removed them.

I only got paranoid about mine as I think it is sat high, 10mm higher than my mk5 GT sport, I had no noise and the ride is fine
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 04 October 2013, 16:04
Got the Richbrook disk holder and Audi 12v socket plug today, arrived before my car :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 04 October 2013, 16:28
Got the Richbrook disk holder and Audi 12v socket plug today, arrived before my car :whistle:

Missing just told me my richbrook tax disc holder has arrived I will order the audi 12v socket plug tonight.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 04 October 2013, 17:19
where are people getting the 12v cigarette socket from and how much?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 04 October 2013, 17:33
Got mine off Ebay, there is a seller with a few for sale, best offer.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 05 October 2013, 01:04
Got mine off Ebay, there is a seller with a few for sale, best offer.

Any chance of a web page? Been looking on ebay with all kinds of search terms and can only find standard plastic ones.

Unless anyone else can supply part number and price for dealership?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 05 October 2013, 04:34
Got mine off Ebay, there is a seller with a few for sale, best offer.

Any chance of a web page? Been looking on ebay with all kinds of search terms and can only find standard plastic ones.

Unless anyone else can supply part number and price for dealership?


http://www.stokeaudi-parts.co.uk/products/Audi-12V-Power-Source-Socket-Dummy-Cover-Aluminium-Finish.html
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 05 October 2013, 07:33
Will the R8 oil filler cap fit the mk7 golf?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: physio on 05 October 2013, 20:42
driven round all day with a big smile on my face , since I picked it up at 9 am today  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Rob916 on 05 October 2013, 20:54
driven round all day with a big smile on my face , since I picked it up at 9 am today  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
yeah I bet you have ! :-)))
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 06 October 2013, 14:54
Cleaned it. First time in 5 years I've done my own car. Car man on holiday you see. Inconsiderate git  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 07 October 2013, 12:36
Off work today so gave the car a good going over again (loads of tar spots), and she's gleaming again.

Did a bit of digging around with VCDS, and enabled a few options. Most are in German from the adaptation channel labels, so I need to brush up on my German, but did find a couple of interesting bits.

Enabled a hidden menu in the MFD to show the amount of fuel (in Gallons) used since the last fill up (seems to be to the nearest Gallon), but thought it was cool anyway:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2875/10135816984_0604d10b4a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/10135816984/)
IMG_1151 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/10135816984/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

For those that want to enable this:
Select  [17] Instruments
Long Coding - (Function 07)
Go to Byte 10
Enable bit 4

That's it.

Also, from the central electronics module, i've added rain closing for the windows, and use of front fogs (as well as the DRL's) as Coming home and leaving home. Look well cool.

These can just be enabled from the adaptation channels drop down. Note, that the central electronics menus is password locked, so you first need to go into Function 16 (Permissions), and enter the code 31347. This then gives you access to the central electronics menu.

I'll be deciphering a little bit more of the German text over the next few days and will have another play. What I really want to find is the following:

Alarm Chirp on lock.
Somehow getting the telephone contacts menu into the MFD.
Getting the climatronic settings to display momentarily on screen when something is adjusted (like the MK6 / Scirocco platform did.)
Getting the mirrors to fold and unfold with the keyfob (rather than ignition on).
Getting the coming home lights to activate automatically (rather than having to flash main beam).

Some or all of these may / may not be possible, but I guess as more people start playing around with the MK7, we'll get to know over the coming months. If I do manage to enable any of the above I let you all know, likewise if anyone else knows how to do any of the above just shout up.

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 07 October 2013, 12:54
When I eventually get my car back I'll have a look around with vcds too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 07 October 2013, 13:51
Off work today so gave the car a good going over again (loads of tar spots), and she's gleaming again.

Did a bit of digging around with VCDS, and enabled a few options. Most are in German from the adaptation channel labels, so I need to brush up on my German, but did find a couple of interesting bits.

Enabled a hidden menu in the MFD to show the amount of fuel (in Gallons) used since the last fill up (seems to be to the nearest Gallon), but thought it was cool anyway:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2875/10135816984_0604d10b4a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/10135816984/)
IMG_1151 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/10135816984/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

For those that want to enable this:
Select  [17] Instruments
Long Coding - (Function 07)
Go to Byte 10
Enable bit 4

That's it.

Also, from the central electronics module, i've added rain closing for the windows, and use of front fogs (as well as the DRL's) as Coming home and leaving home. Look well cool.

These can just be enabled from the adaptation channels drop down. Note, that the central electronics menus is password locked, so you first need to go into Function 16 (Permissions), and enter the code 31347. This then gives you access to the central electronics menu.

I'll be deciphering a little bit more of the German text over the next few days and will have another play. What I really want to find is the following:

Alarm Chirp on lock.
Somehow getting the telephone contacts menu into the MFD.
Getting the climatronic settings to display momentarily on screen when something is adjusted (like the MK6 / Scirocco platform did.)
Getting the mirrors to fold and unfold with the keyfob (rather than ignition on).
Getting the coming home lights to activate automatically (rather than having to flash main beam).

Some or all of these may / may not be possible, but I guess as more people start playing around with the MK7, we'll get to know over the coming months. If I do manage to enable any of the above I let you all know, likewise if anyone else knows how to do any of the above just shout up.

New thread time?  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: DougL on 07 October 2013, 15:43
Absolutely! Norbeck could you start a VAG com or RossTech VCDS thread? and post the above in it as a reference source? What VCDS software are you running? Is it still the Beta version. I have a Micro-USB but am told it will work on the Mk7...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 07 October 2013, 16:07
Woah you guys are moving at warp speed compared to me.

First question where can I purchase the VCDS.

The my other questions will follow
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 07 October 2013, 16:55
As requested, started a new MK7 VCDS thread - everyone please feel free to add or comment.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=260248.0
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gordor on 07 October 2013, 19:31
Cleaned it. First time in 5 years I've done my own car. Car man on holiday you see. Inconsiderate git  :laugh:


I hope you didn't cut your hand on them there wheels?  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 07 October 2013, 20:05
Cleaned it. First time in 5 years I've done my own car. Car man on holiday you see. Inconsiderate git  :laugh:


I hope you didn't cut your hand on them there wheels?  :evil:

 :grin: I wasn't as thorough as he was, as I was getting knackered so time was of the essence  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Rob916 on 09 October 2013, 22:33
Picked it up from the dealers and had it detailed  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dully on 10 October 2013, 14:07
Under the instructions of Mrs D I relunctantly put the silver alloy tax disc holder in it, now I was going to protest but it is her car and she promised to take it out if it looked crap. Strange as it may seem, the silver of the holder and the red of the tax disc look an exact colour match for the GTI front wing badges, even on a white car it looks quite good. Not sure what I am going to do when the colour of the tax disc changes in a year  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 10 October 2013, 15:00
Not totally "on the car" which we havnt got yet....but finally got planning approved for a new garage.....should be built before our GTI turns up.

(http://www.sciroccocentral.co.uk/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=5197&sid=7b845885d18349f78c033417018487ec)

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dully on 10 October 2013, 15:08
Not totally "on the car" which we havnt got yet....but finally got planning approved for a new garage.....should be built before our GTI turns up.

(http://www.sciroccocentral.co.uk/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=5197&sid=7b845885d18349f78c033417018487ec)

Ian

Did you forget the punch line? :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 12 October 2013, 16:43
Regarding the vanity light mod, im going to do that tomorrow, had  look today but i couldnt see exactly where the cover comes off, and dont want to break anything, could anyone help out here who has done it, maybe a pic or description please :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Rob916 on 12 October 2013, 17:11
Stood and admired it, cleaned it and admired it some more ! Sad I know but I'm really that pleased with it !
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 12 October 2013, 17:16
Regarding the vanity light mod, im going to do that tomorrow, had  look today but i couldnt see exactly where the cover comes off, and dont want to break anything, could anyone help out here who has done it, maybe a pic or description please :shocked:

I've come to the conclusion that I'm absolutely hopeless at even the smallest of mods  :embarrassed:.I bought the LED's to do the vanity lights and it was really easy to get the covers off by just using your finger on the one side. However, when I tried putting the lights in I got the drivers one to work ok but I couldn't get the passenger one to work and for a minute I thought I had short circuited when there was a small electric discharge. I quickly replaced the originals and just left them. Then, subsequently both lights started to rattle badly whenever I was driving on an uneven surface. Needless to say when my car was in the dealer for other rattles I pointed out that the vanity lights were crap and kept making noises  :rolleyes: :whistle:

I think im just going to stick with the originals  :grin:

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 12 October 2013, 17:49
Regarding the vanity light mod, im going to do that tomorrow, had  look today but i couldnt see exactly where the cover comes off, and dont want to break anything, could anyone help out here who has done it, maybe a pic or description please :shocked:

I've come to the conclusion that I'm absolutely hopeless at even the smallest of mods  :embarrassed:.I bought the LED's to do the vanity lights and it was really easy to get the covers off by just using your finger on the one side. However, when I tried putting the lights in I got the drivers one to work ok but I couldn't get the passenger one to work and for a minute I thought I had short circuited when there was a small electric discharge. I quickly replaced the originals and just left them. Then, subsequently both lights started to rattle badly whenever I was driving on an uneven surface. Needless to say when my car was in the dealer for other rattles I pointed out that the vanity lights were crap and kept making noises  :rolleyes: :whistle:

I think im just going to stick with the originals  :grin:

Remember LEDs only work one way round!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 13 October 2013, 08:28
Regarding the vanity light mod, im going to do that tomorrow, had  look today but i couldnt see exactly where the cover comes off, and dont want to break anything, could anyone help out here who has done it, maybe a pic or description please :shocked:

I've come to the conclusion that I'm absolutely hopeless at even the smallest of mods  :embarrassed:.I bought the LED's to do the vanity lights and it was really easy to get the covers off by just using your finger on the one side. However, when I tried putting the lights in I got the drivers one to work ok but I couldn't get the passenger one to work and for a minute I thought I had short circuited when there was a small electric discharge. I quickly replaced the originals and just left them. Then, subsequently both lights started to rattle badly whenever I was driving on an uneven surface. Needless to say when my car was in the dealer for other rattles I pointed out that the vanity lights were crap and kept making noises  :rolleyes: :whistle:

I think im just going to stick with the originals  :grin:

I'm just about to order these.  In light of the additonal rattles Craig has added any tips from ppl who have done the mod successfuly would be most welcome  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 13 October 2013, 08:44
I did it on day one. No issues at all. The LED festoon bulbs are a few mm longer than the standard bulbs, so it just means its a slightly tighter fit, but the brass terminals they snap into bend anyway.

I think this is the problem Craig might have had, that the LED versions had made the "gap" slightly wider between contacts, so when he put his standard bulbs back in, they didn't fit snug and rattled. A quick bit of pressure on one of the electrical spring tabs, would have pushed them back together to grip the standard bulbs tightly.

Also, very importantly as Stuart said, LED bulbs are polarised, and only work when installed in a particular direction. So if at first it doesn't illuminate, just spin it 180 degrees and it should then work.

Really easy....shame on you Craig  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 13 October 2013, 09:15
Meeting up with Chris (mcmaddy) shortly. If I can find my unopened set of spare Osram nightbreakers, I will fit them for my static cornering lights.

Should get a bit of VCDS work done and a coat of C2V3 on Chris' wheels so he can see for himself how good it is.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 13 October 2013, 10:09
I did it on day one. No issues at all. The LED festoon bulbs are a few mm longer than the standard bulbs, so it just means its a slightly tighter fit, but the brass terminals they snap into bend anyway.

I think this is the problem Craig might have had, that the LED versions had made the "gap" slightly wider between contacts, so when he put his standard bulbs  :embarrassed:back in, they didn't fit snug and rattled. A quick bit of pressure on one of the electrical spring tabs, would have pushed them back together to grip the standard bulbs tightly.

Also, very importantly as Stuart said, LED bulbs are polarised, and only work when installed in a particular direction. So if at first it doesn't illuminate, just spin it 180 degrees and it should then work.

Really easy....shame on you Craig  :grin: :grin:

 :grin: :grin: I am genuinely hopeless at these things  :embarrassed:. To be fair though when I did get one in the right way not all of the LED's were firing up. Maybe got a bad batch?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 13 October 2013, 11:32
CraigW: Sounds like a dodgy lamp to me. They should all be glowing. Thankfully though, these LED bulbs are about 1/10 of the price they were when they first came out and I was fitting them to my Scirocco.

Just had Chris round. Tried out the tank contents remaining VCDS tweak which seemed to take fine but wasn't present when we looked for it in the MFD or even selectable to make active in the car set up menus. Chris' low fuel warning was on at the time, so we wondered whether that would stop the tank contents display from happening.

Just after, my broadband seemed to give up the ghost, given the range (we weren't parked right outside my house), so didn't do anything else. We did fit my unopened pack of Nightbreaker H7s to the static cornering lights. The bulbs already in were a b'stard to pull out, and the new ones were tough to go back in fully until we realised that the cutout tab of the bulb fitting should be facing upwards and not downwards (as I thought it was after seeing a springclip towards the bottom of the lightbulb housing). I now have an LED bulb in my boot too thanks to Chris.

Tuning box tomorrow!  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 13 October 2013, 13:30
CraigW: Sounds like a dodgy lamp to me. They should all be glowing. Thankfully though, these LED bulbs are about 1/10 of the price they were when they first came out and I was fitting them to my Scirocco.

Just had Chris round. Tried out the tank contents remaining VCDS tweak which seemed to take fine but wasn't present when we looked for it in the MFD or even selectable to make active in the car set up menus. Chris' low fuel warning was on at the time, so we wondered whether that would stop the tank contents display from happening.

Just after, my broadband seemed to give up the ghost, given the range (we weren't parked right outside my house), so didn't do anything else. We did fit my unopened pack of Nightbreaker H7s to the static cornering lights. The bulbs already in were a b'stard to pull out, and the new ones were tough to go back in fully until we realised that the cutout tab of the bulb fitting should be facing upwards and not downwards (as I thought it was after seeing a springclip towards the bottom of the lightbulb housing). I now have an LED bulb in my boot too thanks to Chris.

Tuning box tomorrow!  :evil:

What tuning box did you go for MH?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 13 October 2013, 13:47
CraigW: Dual channel TDI-tuning.co.uk box. 243PS/502Nm http://www.tdi-tuning.co.uk/car_and_van_diesel_tuning_boxes/volkswagen/golf/20_gttd_181bhp__184_ps__135_kw/crtd2_twin_channel_diesel_tuning_box_volkswagen_golf_20_gttd_181bhp_184_ps_135_kw_P6453.html (http://www.tdi-tuning.co.uk/car_and_van_diesel_tuning_boxes/volkswagen/golf/20_gttd_181bhp__184_ps__135_kw/crtd2_twin_channel_diesel_tuning_box_volkswagen_golf_20_gttd_181bhp_184_ps_135_kw_P6453.html)

My dad ran one of their boxes on his 170TDI PD Golf MK5 GT for 3 years/50k miles without a hitch.

They have an offer on that makes their dual channel system same price as the single channel system. I would guess that it wasn't selling well as they had erroneous output figs on this box that I brought to their attention when I was enquiring about the boxes, wondering why the dual channel one had half the gains of the single channel one. They have corrected their figures now from 202Bhp/192PS and 445Nm (obviously wrong, 202Bhp does not make 192PS, more like 206PS) to 239Bhp/243PS and 502Nm.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 13 October 2013, 14:06
Got the led vanity lights in, easy once you figure out you have to pull the entire unit out and not just the clear cover for the light....
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 13 October 2013, 15:50
Got the led vanity lights in, easy once you figure out you have to pull the entire unit out and not just the clear cover for the light....

Not planning on putting make-up on in the car, so i'll leave mine alone.  :tongue:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GolfTi on 13 October 2013, 15:54
 :grin: :grin: :grin:

There are a few girls with GTIs though, the perfect upgrade.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Andyduz on 13 October 2013, 19:07
CraigW: Dual channel TDI-tuning.co.uk box. 243PS/502Nm http://www.tdi-tuning.co.uk/car_and_van_diesel_tuning_boxes/volkswagen/golf/20_gttd_181bhp__184_ps__135_kw/crtd2_twin_channel_diesel_tuning_box_volkswagen_golf_20_gttd_181bhp_184_ps_135_kw_P6453.html (http://www.tdi-tuning.co.uk/car_and_van_diesel_tuning_boxes/volkswagen/golf/20_gttd_181bhp__184_ps__135_kw/crtd2_twin_channel_diesel_tuning_box_volkswagen_golf_20_gttd_181bhp_184_ps_135_kw_P6453.html)

My dad ran one of their boxes on his 170TDI PD Golf MK5 GT for 3 years/50k miles without a hitch.

They have an offer on that makes their dual channel system same price as the single channel system. I would guess that it wasn't selling well as they had erroneous output figs on this box that I brought to their attention when I was enquiring about the boxes, wondering why the dual channel one had half the gains of the single channel one. They have corrected their figures now from 202Bhp/192PS and 445Nm (obviously wrong, 202Bhp does not make 192PS, more like 206PS) to 239Bhp/243PS and 502Nm.
Looking forward to a review of the box MH. The figures are pretty impressive...500Nm torque should see some relaxed overtaking!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 13 October 2013, 22:49
Whilst all these led lights sound like cool upgrades. I'm just not the best at doing things like that so I'll leave em well alone eventhough they are interesting me. 

Weather has been Sh!t today in Brum so I couldn't do what I intended to do and that was to wash the car. Instead the mrs took me to do the weekly/baby shopping and then buy a bed.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 14 October 2013, 07:55
Much whiter output on the static cornering lights with the Osram nightbreaker + in. UPS tracking info puts the tuning box on it's way from Gateshead depot!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Spenaldo on 14 October 2013, 12:25
My hatchbag http://www.hatchbag.co.uk/page.php?xPage=bootliner arrived today, along with LED bulbs for the vanity mirrors, also an Audi 12V dummy socket cover.

All i need is the car now!! roll on thursday! if you are around in the Kent area there willl be a bloke driving a CSG GTI with a big F**koff grin  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 14 October 2013, 18:31
Could some one point me in the direction of a useful place to order the LEDs. I couldn't believe how easy it was to remove the cover of the vanity mirror light. It just pops out. Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 14 October 2013, 20:18
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271005739332
I bought those, and they work fine
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dirvy on 16 October 2013, 13:37
blinged up my keyring collection
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/016_zps689f0925.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/016_zps689f0925.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 16 October 2013, 16:43
Why only one "GTI" key, where's the other chromed logo piece - mine came with 2 - one for each key ?, or is it for 2 different Golfs ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dirvy on 17 October 2013, 16:20
Spare key did not have gti logo, wanted it easily identifiable when grabbing off rack, so thought vw logo was different enough
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 17 October 2013, 16:26
Spare key did not have gti logo, wanted it easily identifiable when grabbing off rack, so thought vw logo was different enough

They both have completely different key rings, how much more identifiable could they get  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 17 October 2013, 22:54
Spare key did not have gti logo, wanted it easily identifiable when grabbing off rack, so thought vw logo was different enough
both keys are supposed to have the gti bit at the bottom. if dealer didn't supply two I would be going back to ask what happened to the other one.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Valenni on 18 October 2013, 09:48
Spare key did not have gti logo, wanted it easily identifiable when grabbing off rack, so thought vw logo was different enough
both keys are supposed to have the gti bit at the bottom. if dealer didn't supply two I would be going back to ask what happened to the other one.

Yeah I got two GTD fobs and they also gave me the normal attachments if I wanted to use them.

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Valenni on 18 October 2013, 09:49
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271005739332
I bought those, and they work fine

Are these the same as the light in the boot?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 18 October 2013, 10:35
nah the boot light is different and tbh i didnt bother with that one as its hardly seen... I think you need 42mm for the boot though..
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Valenni on 18 October 2013, 11:13
Good point. Thanks for the info though.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 18 October 2013, 19:23
Not so much what I did but I had it in the dealers for a slight knock when in reverse. The master technician could here it but could not locate. They referred it to vw technical. They advised that the technician was not to touch it as vw have had a fair few of these complaints and there is a technical bulletin due in the next 5 weeks to advise all dealerships as to how to sort it.

They amended my service schedule to yearly as they had put it on a long service defying the purpose of buying the service pack. Lastly, I asked them to look at my mpg as it was lower than I expected so I asked that they investigate and look at the DPF. No issue and technician advised that it was fine as the long term reading was at 44mpg. This however is inaccurate as it inudes both motorway and city driving. I only enquiry about why the city return was poor.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: DougL on 18 October 2013, 20:49
I've done a wee bit of wiring. Basically I've taken a wire up from an ignition feed on the fuse box to the panel on the drivers end of the dash. From there, I've drilled a small hole into the RHS vent and fed a navigation power supply out through the dash outet (basically a micro-usb power supply). Onto this vent attaches a Garmin satnav holder like this:

http://www.buybits.com/images/productimages/AppleiPhone5CablesChargersHardWires/AppleiPhone5ProtectiveandWaterproofCases/main_00006.jpg

This removes really easily and stores in the drawer beneath the seat. I've got a really nice Garmin unit with DAB lifetime traffic and a gorilla glass touchscreen that mounts on it. Didn't have to splice any wires. Next job will be to wire in a Blaupunkt subwoofer, but with all the power and speaker wires in the glovebox, this should be relatively easy. I will post some photos.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 18 October 2013, 21:00
I've done a wee bit of wiring. Basically I've taken a wire up from an ignition feed on the fuse box to the panel on the drivers end of the dash. From there, I've drilled a small hole into the RHS vent and fed a navigation power supply out through the dash outet (basically a micro-usb power supply). Onto this vent attaches a Garmin satnav holder like this:

http://www.buybits.com/images/productimages/AppleiPhone5CablesChargersHardWires/AppleiPhone5ProtectiveandWaterproofCases/main_00006.jpg

This removes really easily and stores in the drawer beneath the seat. I've got a really nice Garmin unit with DAB lifetime traffic and a gorilla glass touchscreen that mounts on it. Didn't have to splice any wires. Next job will be to wire in a Blaupunkt subwoofer, but with all the power and speaker wires in the glovebox, this should be relatively easy. I will post some photos.

Would it not have been better just to get the standard nav?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: DougL on 18 October 2013, 21:02

Would it not have been better just to get the standard nav?

Nope. Over £700 for the cheapest option that doesn't function as well as a £270 Garmin. No thanks. Garmin stays with me after the car goes and the car is easy to put back to standard.  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 18 October 2013, 21:07

Would it not have been better just to get the standard nav?

Nope. Over £700 for the cheapest option that doesn't function as well as a £270 Garmin. No thanks. Garmin stays with me after the car goes and the car is easy to put back to standard.  :wink:

I can understand and it's very impressive you know how to do these things. I just think it spoils the look having one of these holders mounted to your vent. Small sacrifice to save £700 though  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: DougL on 18 October 2013, 21:18
Most of the time it won't be. It detaches as easily as opening a clothes peg!

I am really impressed with the standard audio system compared to the RCD510 in the MkVI. All it needs is a little more bass which will hopefully be sorted out tomorrow!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 20 October 2013, 16:13
Just washed my car and noticed 2 tiny spots of paint flaking on the rear nearside wheel, in the same black painted "shadow" area between 2 sets of spokes. Whenmy nail took off the loose edge they now look like 2 stone chips. Not sure if dealer will remedy or just shrug their shoulders and claim stone chip. Black gloss paint same as the flat black Golf 7 colour probably required to touch up if they won't do something.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: ginnes on 25 October 2013, 20:23
Took it for a drive up to Balmoral.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q158/grantinnes/image-30.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/grantinnes/media/image-30.jpg.html)
Should have been in my quattro but unfortunately I've broken it a bit. Shame really as there were 16 quattro's there. GTI doesn't make a bad noise but the old cars were the ones that sounded best today.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q158/grantinnes/image-31.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/grantinnes/media/image-31.jpg.html)
Good day apart from the weather.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CBRT on 26 October 2013, 19:55
Drove 512miles from Warrington/London/Aldershot/Basingstoke and back- Awesome!!!!

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2crv87t.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: DorsetDave on 26 October 2013, 20:11
Driven to Bath and back from sunny Dorset after 24 hours of ownership, and all I can say is that the car is PHENOMENAL. Even the wife is impressed. Keeping below 4000 revs but the overtaking power and torque is mind blowing.  The one thing I thought would be redundant is the adaptive cruise control but I am completely won over with this driving aid, went 30 miles without touching the brakes or accelerator.  Can't wait to going out again for some more more miles.  A very happy man  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: linc-dub on 26 October 2013, 20:41
I've ordered some cleaning stuff ahead of taking delivery of my GTD on Fri 1st Nov.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 31 October 2013, 20:36
Took a valeter for a quick blast and got a free wash to clear the build up from the 500 mile trip yesterday.
Sorted the insurance via DirectLine as free VW insurance expires in a few days.
Sorted gap insurance for 5 years via 123gapinsurance for £182 (4 year policy deferred for a year as first year covered by DirectLine).
Drooled over it some more!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 01 November 2013, 08:02
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271005739332
I bought those, and they work fine

I bought these and tried to replace the current lights. Got them in but they are not working any idea anyone what the problem may be.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 01 November 2013, 08:05
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271005739332 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271005739332)
I bought those, and they work fine

I bought these and tried to replace the current lights. Got them in but they are not working any idea anyone what the problem may be.


Turn them round, LED's only work one way.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 01 November 2013, 08:09
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271005739332 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271005739332)
I bought those, and they work fine

I bought these and tried to replace the current lights. Got them in but they are not working any idea anyone what the problem may be.

Turn them round, LED's only work one way.

I read that on here before I tried installing them. So I made sure they were facing down still no luck.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 01 November 2013, 08:19
I'm sure you do understand, but just to be absolutely clear, what Jimble means isn't anything to do with the actual orientation of the bulb, but rather the polarity of the 2 metal connectors where it plugs in. Unlike halogen bulbs when it doesn't matter which one is positive or negative, LED's do mind, so if when first plugging in a LED bulb it doesn't work, rotate the bulb through 180° in the connector and it **should** work.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 01 November 2013, 09:07
I'm sure you do understand, but just to be absolutely clear, what Jimble means isn't anything to do with the actual orientation of the bulb, but rather the polarity of the 2 metal connectors where it plugs in. Unlike halogen bulbs when it doesn't matter which one is positive or negative, LED's do mind, so if when first plugging in a LED bulb it doesn't work, rotate the bulb through 180° in the connector and it **should** work.

That's fine. I'll give it a whirl today. Thanks for the help guys.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 01 November 2013, 11:35
Car should be here in two weeks my dealer told me today. Made a richbrook tax disc holder purchase (black) and tempred to get these LED bulbs for over the licence plate. Has anyone got and photos of the difference?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 November 2013, 12:18
virginVWman: Rear license plate is already LED lit.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 01 November 2013, 12:28
virginVWman: Rear license plate is already LED lit.


Ahhhhhh right okay. Maybe ive read it wrong then as someone put link up on herenof LED reg plate bulbs so i assumed...oops. cheers
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MkVIIGTD on 02 November 2013, 09:35
Guys anyone who has done the cornering light bulb mod and used these...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00440CWE4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Can you confirm was there a noticeable change to the light being crisp white like the standard xenon headlights? Reason I ask is I bought these bulbs from someone else's recommendation on here and changes them last night, simple task really. But I can't seem to notice much of a different yet. The light still looks rather yellow like the standard bulbs

Can anyone confirm what if they have done the same? To me the glass of the bulb is only got a slight blue effect on half of it, if you understand what I mean lol

Thanks in advance  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 November 2013, 18:18
Guys anyone who has done the cornering light bulb mod and used these...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00440CWE4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Can you confirm was there a noticeable change to the light being crisp white like the standard xenon headlights? Reason I ask is I bought these bulbs from someone else's recommendation on here and changes them last night, simple task really. But I can't seem to notice much of a different yet. The light still looks rather yellow like the standard bulbs

Can anyone confirm what if they have done the same? To me the glass of the bulb is only got a slight blue effect on half of it, if you understand what I mean lol

Thanks in advance  :smiley:

These replacement "Xenon effect" bulbs will never look as white as a true Xenon, but they can come a lot closer than the very yellow stock bulbs. I have Osram nightbreaker plus on mine and they do look quite white - moreso at night than testing them in daylight to see that they're working.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 02 November 2013, 18:36
They're nowhere near as white as the xenon beam but they do make a noticeable difference imo.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MkVIIGTD on 02 November 2013, 21:13
Guys anyone who has done the cornering light bulb mod and used these...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00440CWE4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Can you confirm was there a noticeable change to the light being crisp white like the standard xenon headlights? Reason I ask is I bought these bulbs from someone else's recommendation on here and changes them last night, simple task really. But I can't seem to notice much of a different yet. The light still looks rather yellow like the standard bulbs

Can anyone confirm what if they have done the same? To me the glass of the bulb is only got a slight blue effect on half of it, if you understand what I mean lol

Thanks in advance  :smiley:

These replacement "Xenon effect" bulbs will never look as white as a true Xenon, but they can come a lot closer than the very yellow stock bulbs. I have Osram nightbreaker plus on mine and they do look quite white - moreso at night than testing them in daylight to see that they're working.

Do you have a link for these bulbs monkey hanger?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MkVIIGTD on 02 November 2013, 21:14
They're nowhere near as white as the xenon beam but they do make a noticeable difference imo.

I only put them in last night Jimble, will try and see for a day or two to see if I can get the full effect  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 November 2013, 22:09
Guys anyone who has done the cornering light bulb mod and used these...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00440CWE4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Can you confirm was there a noticeable change to the light being crisp white like the standard xenon headlights? Reason I ask is I bought these bulbs from someone else's recommendation on here and changes them last night, simple task really. But I can't seem to notice much of a different yet. The light still looks rather yellow like the standard bulbs

Can anyone confirm what if they have done the same? To me the glass of the bulb is only got a slight blue effect on half of it, if you understand what I mean lol

Thanks in advance  :smiley:

These replacement "Xenon effect" bulbs will never look as white as a true Xenon, but they can come a lot closer than the very yellow stock bulbs. I have Osram nightbreaker plus on mine and they do look quite white - moreso at night than testing them in daylight to see that they're working.

Do you have a link for these bulbs monkey hanger?

It'll be on Eurocarparts - had these for a while as a "spare" set for on the continent last time I visited France - the bobbies there take great pleasure in stopping anything with GB plates to see if you have the required equipment.

£10.89 delivered via Eurocarparts @ Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/Osram-Night-Breaker-64210NBP-Headlight/dp/B0047N0B0U/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3B5SW5SOXGEY2&s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1383429788&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Osram-Night-Breaker-64210NBP-Headlight/dp/B0047N0B0U/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3B5SW5SOXGEY2&s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1383429788&sr=1-1)

Or £14.99 on their own website?!?  :huh:

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JamesR27 on 03 November 2013, 10:02
Not sure how its cheeper on amazon, as eurocarparts supposed to be doing unto 50% off this weekend.

Good spot though and just ordered 2 sets, 1 for the polo and one in readiness for the GTI. I am collecting bits and have a long wait for the car, but never mind.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 03 November 2013, 11:03
Not sure how its cheeper on amazon, as eurocarparts supposed to be doing unto 50% off this weekend.

Good spot though and just ordered 2 sets, 1 for the polo and one in readiness for the GTI. I am collecting bits and have a long wait for the car, but never mind.

These are the older nightbreakers so they're clearing stock.
Well worth a punt at the price as they're only cornering lights and not the main bulbs. Bargain!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 03 November 2013, 13:46
Not sure how its cheeper on amazon, as eurocarparts supposed to be doing unto 50% off this weekend.

Good spot though and just ordered 2 sets, 1 for the polo and one in readiness for the GTI. I am collecting bits and have a long wait for the car, but never mind.

These are the older nightbreakers so they're clearing stock.
Well worth a punt at the price as they're only cornering lights and not the main bulbs. Bargain!

The bulbs themselves look the same to me as any other nightbreaker plus - perhaps they come in the older style packaging (clear double bubble card rather than the squashed cylinder packaging).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 03 November 2013, 13:53
Washed the car and found a long very light surface scratch. Buffed right out with a bit of MER. Put my TDI-tuning.co.uk box up to max setting for a few days of fun running the tank down before I see what the unenhanced car does with standard diesel and not the V-power which I suspect has been the cause of my sh!te mpg and performance.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 03 November 2013, 16:51
Osrams ordered earlier and seeing as it's raining I'm going to do the DAB station logos onto the SD in a minute then think about going to the pub (minus car!) as it's ages since I've been out for a pint!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: adey V on 03 November 2013, 16:55
Exonian - where do u get stn logos from to transfer to SD card ? I tried the links posted but seemed to go nowhere fast and one wanted credit card details which I thought was suspect?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JamesR27 on 03 November 2013, 17:10
adey - try this link

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=259301.0

It has the overall topic in it.

It has a link to the website in it, but it this one

http://www.volkswagen.de/de/models/golf_7/brochure/senderlogos.html

and download
Großbritannien

I did out of interest and it seems to have all my local stations.

Hope that helps
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 03 November 2013, 17:44
Just driven the car to the cinema to see Thor 2. Great film, noticeably better than the first (which was still ok).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 03 November 2013, 17:45
Exonian - where do u get stn logos from to transfer to SD card ? I tried the links posted but seemed to go nowhere fast and one wanted credit card details which I thought was suspect?
adey - try this link

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=259301.0

It has the overall topic in it.

It has a link to the website in it, but it this one

http://www.volkswagen.de/de/models/golf_7/brochure/senderlogos.html

and download
Großbritannien

I did out of interest and it seems to have all my local stations.

Hope that helps
I ended up using the ones on the Volkswagen website as above.

They look a bit blurry on the screen but still prettier than empty black boxes...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Croz13 on 03 November 2013, 18:23
Gave the GTI its first snowfoam
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/null_zpsa87ddd92.jpg)(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/null_zps6c9fbeaa.jpg)

Fitted the audi 12v socket,
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/null_zps13557fd7.jpg)

LED Vanity Lights,
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/null_zps7fc81c63.jpg)

And Richbrook Tax Disc holder ready for when it arrives
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/null_zpsc4c064e7.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 03 November 2013, 19:03
Washed the car and nearly ended up with frostbite  :grin:. To date I have not managed to wash the wheels without cutting my hands, bloody hell the discs are fecking sharp
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 04 November 2013, 17:22
Took delivery of my Richbrook tax disc holder today as well as the Audi 12v socket. However these vanity light mods people are making...is the difference even noticeable and or worth it? Suppose at the cost of a couple of quid why not.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 04 November 2013, 17:32
Imo they are very noticable!  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 04 November 2013, 17:38
Imo they are very noticable!  :cool:

Ever feel like you've made a stupid comment or asked a stupid comment...oops ha. Cheers. Another purchase for tonight then
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: sam67GTD on 04 November 2013, 17:49
I put another 120 miles on mine and collected some farm yard muck too!   :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mk7gti on 04 November 2013, 21:20
GraigW I totally agree I cut my hands every time I wash my wheels.  I invested Ina cheap wash mit off amazon. Problem solved. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 05 November 2013, 17:23
My knuckles are burning and cut after washing my wheels this afternoon ....scraping them on the discs :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MkVIIGTD on 05 November 2013, 19:18
My knuckles are burning and cut after washing my wheels this afternoon ....scraping them on the discs :evil:

Get some of these... They might seem expensive at the time but they are top quality and money well spent
Wheel Woolies
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171149385353?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

This is also the cheapest they are for sale around the net, as far as I can see  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 05 November 2013, 20:18
cheers, i'll check my local auto factors shop they have a range of goodies thanks for the idea
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 06 November 2013, 17:39
And today I've been getting full use out the heated seats, so so glad i spec'd that!! My kidneys are knackered and this feature is a godsend, it really is helping me and my pains out!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Croz13 on 07 November 2013, 22:41
Dropped the car off for its new car protection plus detail last night & today got shown this ...

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/null_zps422ae48b.png)

Shocking condition considering its a brand new car from the factory

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/null_zps46272462.png)

Fixed & how it should have looked
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 09 November 2013, 11:24
Croz my DBP car has similar marks like that are on yours that can be seen in certain light. Any idea what it is and how your detailer sorted it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: double0 on 09 November 2013, 14:38
Croz my DBP car has similar marks like that are on yours that can be seen in certain light. Any idea what it is and how your detailer sorted it?
They look like buffer marks from a bad attempt at machine polishing.  Suspect they were polished out by the detailer with similar equipment but who actually knew what they were doing!  I had my GTI PP in deep black pearl polished the day after I collected it before having Gen-3 Glasscoat ceramic protection at a detailer and although mine was not too bad it's amazing how much a brand new car can be improved.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dave the Cat on 09 November 2013, 16:56
cheers, i'll check my local auto factors shop they have a range of goodies thanks for the idea

To get into awkward wheels I use cheap foam or furry radiator rollers, (the small ones for painting getting behind rads) mounted pushed onto a suitable bar/rod. You can pick up 4 for a £1 in most pound shops  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 09 November 2013, 18:25
Croz my DBP car has similar marks like that are on yours that can be seen in certain light. Any idea what it is and how your detailer sorted it?
They look like buffer marks from a bad attempt at machine polishing.  Suspect they were polished out by the detailer with similar equipment but who actually knew what they were doing!  I had my GTI PP in deep black pearl polished the day after I collected it before having Gen-3 Glasscoat ceramic protection at a detailer and although mine was not too bad it's amazing how much a brand new car can be improved.

Cheers for that
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 10 November 2013, 16:29
Uploaded Radio station logos and gave her a wash as it was dry.  Took the chance to apply some C2V3... 

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/asimali_x/C2V3/IMG_3810_zps84c49434.jpg) (http://s910.photobucket.com/user/asimali_x/media/C2V3/IMG_3810_zps84c49434.jpg.html)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/asimali_x/C2V3/IMG_3809_zpsf0663292.jpg) (http://s910.photobucket.com/user/asimali_x/media/C2V3/IMG_3809_zpsf0663292.jpg.html)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/asimali_x/C2V3/IMG_3816_zpsba323b52.jpg) (http://s910.photobucket.com/user/asimali_x/media/C2V3/IMG_3816_zpsba323b52.jpg.html)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/asimali_x/C2V3/IMG_3811_zps935ef2cd.jpg) (http://s910.photobucket.com/user/asimali_x/media/C2V3/IMG_3811_zps935ef2cd.jpg.html)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/asimali_x/C2V3/IMG_3813_zps1d6e4c79.jpg) (http://s910.photobucket.com/user/asimali_x/media/C2V3/IMG_3813_zps1d6e4c79.jpg.html)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/asimali_x/C2V3/IMG_3808_zps77151aed.jpg) (http://s910.photobucket.com/user/asimali_x/media/C2V3/IMG_3808_zps77151aed.jpg.html)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/asimali_x/C2V3/IMG_3815_zps39c24c46.jpg) (http://s910.photobucket.com/user/asimali_x/media/C2V3/IMG_3815_zps39c24c46.jpg.html)

Really shiny  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gnasher on 10 November 2013, 16:47
Bought my LED festoon bulbs and some 'super white' H7 bulbs for the cornering lights.

Although yesterday I went to a Cypriot VW showroom to at least see a Golf (in this case a 1.2 TSI) although it was the highest spec version that they sell over here.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mike S on 10 November 2013, 20:45
Sunny but cold day so a good wash, inside cleaned, new Bosch wiper blades fitted (report to follow on separate topic in the next day or so) and 3M door edge film protection fitted  :smiley:





Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 10 November 2013, 20:51
Passed the £1k mile mark after 13 days!

Installed Richbrook tax disc holder as the tax came at the weekend.

Gave it a quick power wash as was filthy after 500 miles from last wash.

Ordered about £300 worth of detailing/cleaning stuff inc gtechniq c2v3 & C1 & C5!! (and snow foam lance, bits for the karcher, buckets/grit guards, mits, tyre dresssing, wheel woolies etc..). Never cleaned previous cars at home but never want anyone else cleaning it/car wash after reading some stuff on detailing world lol

CSG does look the nuts when clean but seeing the state of my car over the past few days made me want to get stuck into cleaning it to bring back the look it had leaving the showroom lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 13 November 2013, 09:11
Gave it a clean yesterday and then went out and got some night time pics  :drool:

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/DSC_039_zps78d8ac59.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/DSC_039_zps78d8ac59.jpg.html)

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MJ-GTI on 13 November 2013, 09:43
Gave it a clean yesterday and then went out and got some night time pics  :drool:

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/DSC_039_zps78d8ac59.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/DSC_039_zps78d8ac59.jpg.html)

J

Damn . . .  those LEDs  :drool: .
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gingernick on 13 November 2013, 10:04
anybody fitted any protection for top of the rear bumper where it meets the hatch lid? I know on my current car its an area prone to scratching, but it is quite a high lip...

same for rear arched forward of the rear wheels..do VW put any protection there? or do drivers opt for mudguards to stop gravel flicking back onto that area?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 13 November 2013, 14:05
Croz my DBP car has similar marks like that are on yours that can be seen in certain light. Any idea what it is and how your detailer sorted it?

They are a combination of buffer trails (inflicted by using polishing pad/paste combination which is too aggressive) and general swirl marks (inflicted by using a sponge/drying blade/chamois leather).

The way to remove these effectively is to use a machine polisher with medium/fine grade polish and a soft/medium polishing pad. A detailer will be able to assess the paint and remove the marks pretty easily (Gordon @ Defined Details who are featured in the above post are a well established and quality company!).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Blades72 on 13 November 2013, 15:49
Had car detailed by D4Detail of Lincoln and fitted Richbrook tax disc holder.

(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag133/Blades1972/GolfGTI027_zps3a2ab81a.jpg)
(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag133/Blades1972/GolfGTI029_zpsb578ce54.jpg)(http://i1302.p[img]http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag133/Blades1972/GolfGTI043_zps35e889e9.jpg)(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag133/Blades1972/GolfGTI047_zps07a079d8.jpg)(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag133/Blades1972/GolfGTI035_zps9d2a196c.jpg)[/img]
(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag133/Blades1972/GolfGTI045_zpsce8a4114.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 13 November 2013, 16:45
^^^^ That looks awesome Blades!


Finally today at 297 miles my GTI got its first wash and is now white again instead of brownish.
I won't take photos as it will look crap next to all those shots of cars that have been detailed!!
Mine just had a quick wash as it's the first spare hour I've had for weeks and weeks.


Things I noted during the first wash:

It's cold out.

It's my first white GTI for 20 years and I've now realised after two grey and one silver car that I cannot take any short cuts or washing 'holidays' with this colour!! It doesn't forgive!!

There is a certain amount of industrial fallout on it so it will need some iron-x which will probably wait til next spring now when I will really get to work on it. Pointless doing much at this time of year (yes I'm lazy and don't like the cold!!)

The rear calipers aren't finished very well.

When I first clapped eyes on the Austins I really thought I'd form a loving relationship with them as they looked to be a nice easy to clean design after years of intricate alloys like BBSs.
WRONG! Dave (HA54SYM) mentioned a while ago that they were a pig to clean due to the lip that doesn't actually become apparent until you clean them. Boy was he right. It took me as long to clean the wheels as it did the rest of the filthy car. Grrrrr.
My mind is now made up and the BBSs will be going on the mk7 as soon as I can be arsed to clean them up properly and get a tyre fitted to one of them.
The actual design style of the Austins has grown on me and I like the look of them in the flesh more than photos.

Today I lifted the bonnet for the first time. Just to have a nose. I did think about putting the OSRAM cornering bulbs in but it was cold so I just shut the bonnet again. Another day eh….

And I did think about doing a VCDS scan just for the hell of it as to me the sound actuator in the mk7 doesn't sound anywhere near as sweet as the mk6 and more like a 3 cylinder Polo so I wondered if I have a misfire? I'm guessing not as the car goes well enough within reason and there are no warning lights on. But it was cold so I didn't bother…



So, now I have got up close and personal with the GTI for the first time I have the following thoughts - I should have got a five door.
I should have got grey.
I can see a lot of cost cutting but that's balanced by a much better spec as standard so I'll not moan about that.

I'm not suddenly regretting waiting for an R. The alloys look nicer on the R but that's about it. The small turbo'd GTI suits my needs far better.
If someone was to walk up to me and offer me a small profit on the GTI as they couldn't be bothered to wait for a new build I'd take the money but I don't think I'd go out and order and R at a discount.
I'd just order another GTI or more likely a GTD.
There's just something that feels right about the mk7 GTI.

Apart from the sluggish engine response...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 07 December 2013, 11:45
Washed mine, polished with AutoGlym SRP and then a coat or Gloss Finish for protection. Can't take decent photos though :rolleyes:

(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab194/kyle_l_brown/IMG_4913_zps361eea76.jpg)
(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab194/kyle_l_brown/IMG_4912_zps6ca25baa.jpg)

Nice and shiny, had compliments from the postman mid wash too  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 07 December 2013, 13:16
That looks the nuts Kyle !
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: noobmonkey on 07 December 2013, 14:34
Wow the black looks awesome when cleaned! Great job Kyle! :) - Do still love the whites though hehe
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: linc-dub on 07 December 2013, 16:03
Looks good Blades - I'll keep an eye out for you in the county - haven't spotted another GTD or GTI since getting mine on 1st Nov.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 07 December 2013, 19:01
That looks the nuts Kyle, bloody hell. Flat or metallic black?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 08 December 2013, 08:57
Thanks for the comments guys. Joe its the metallic black.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 08 December 2013, 10:09
Amazing Kyle, too shiny to drive it now!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: noobmonkey on 09 December 2013, 17:50
Today i learnt some things about the car (GTD), that i probably should have learnt or known already! But had been bugging me slightly. (First new car in quite a while!)

Why is stop start so intermittent!
Ahhhh Aircon!
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/77845919/CarDials/2013-12-09%2017.28.24.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/77845919/CarDials/2013-12-09%2017.28.31.jpg)

Also (no pictures), but whyyyyy when i used VCDS to use fog lights instead of main beams on come home/leave home functions did they not come on? - ahhhhhhhhhh lights settings must be set to automatic, if off they wont work. (Not sure that was the case with the others? - but is the case with Foggies and auto...)

Anyway, i'm sure you all already knew those facts, but i'm happier now, hehe!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 09 December 2013, 20:17
Also (no pictures), but whyyyyy when i used VCDS to use fog lights instead of main beams on come home/leave home functions did they not come on? - ahhhhhhhhhh lights settings must be set to automatic, if off they wont work. (Not sure that was the case with the others? - but is the case with Foggies and auto...)

Anyway, i'm sure you all already knew those facts, but i'm happier now, hehe!

Ooh you have VCDS and you're local  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: noobmonkey on 09 December 2013, 22:07
i do kinda, borrowing the cable from a work colleague, but you are more then welcome to pop by and use or i'll pop over that way :0 - not a problem at all :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 11 December 2013, 21:02
i do kinda, borrowing the cable from a work colleague, but you are more then welcome to pop by and use or i'll pop over that way :0 - not a problem at all :)

Cheers, what have you done to yours? Quite fancy the chirp on lock/unlock... not really worth bothering you for though!
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Post by: noobmonkey on 11 December 2013, 21:05
Haha well, so far only the chirp on unlock) - decided I didn't want it on lock :P - and the foggies on coming/leaving home function :) - rather minimal so far, but looking through the options :)

Those ones are nice and easy to do. It does help that my wifi extends to my car, so i can just sit with the laptop and use the forum as i go :)

Really not a problem (And I'm in Brighton/hove on Friday for a meeting finishing at 4ish).


Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 11 December 2013, 21:06
Got a plain black magnetic tax disc holder on ebay and bought a GTI sticker seperately to go on it.

And voila!

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/af77c505-e8de-4f16-a2c9-0f94ba4f97f0_zps3f9eb952.jpg)

Cheaper and easier to put a disc in than one of those fiddly richbrook ones  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: noobmonkey on 11 December 2013, 21:10
Awesome job :0

Giggling slightly at the word "no" in the top right corner on that pic ;) - it's like it's telling you to try again :P

(http://i.imgur.com/0Y0VP1H.png)
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Post by: monsta on 11 December 2013, 21:27
Awesome job :0

Giggling slightly at the word "no" in the top right corner on that pic ;) - it's like it's telling you to try again :P


Ha ha, I actually cropped the original pic as it was taken on top of some post and my address was in full view.  I should've waited until it's in the windscreen but still waiting for the disc to arrive  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 14 December 2013, 13:57
Dropped the car off for tints and roof wrap, I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea but I'll put some before and after picks up when I get it back tomorrow
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 14 December 2013, 14:28
And I've got some 15mm spacers to fit for the rears as I don't the wheels look right in the arches
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 14 December 2013, 14:35
And I've got some 15mm spacers to fit for the rears as I don't the wheels look right in the arches
And the modding begins for you...... I am keeping mine more or less standard, I will probably replace the internal interior bulbs for LED versions and the H7 static cornering bulbs.
Out of interest, why do these static cornering bulbs actually function and I can say I've noticed them working so far  :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 14 December 2013, 15:17
Do you mean how do they function and you can't say you've seen them working?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 14 December 2013, 15:22
Do you mean how do they function and you can't say you've seen them working?
Can't say I've noticed them function.
I assume these come on when your turning left and right?  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 14 December 2013, 15:36
And I've got some 15mm spacers to fit for the rears as I don't the wheels look right in the arches

Make sure you add some pictures for us to see the spacers. Before and after would be nice  :smiley:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 14 December 2013, 15:59
Do you mean how do they function and you can't say you've seen them working?
Can't say I've noticed them function.
I assume these come on when your turning left and right?  :embarrassed:

You should see the light come on when you turn left or right at low speed.  It should be quite easy to notice!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 14 December 2013, 16:02
Do you mean how do they function and you can't say you've seen them working?
Can't say I've noticed them function.
I assume these come on when your turning left and right?  :embarrassed:

You should see the light come on when you turn left or right at low speed.  It should be quite easy to notice!
Not to worry, just pulled the trigger on some Philips Blue Vision Extremes.....  :laugh: :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 14 December 2013, 16:07
Do you mean how do they function and you can't say you've seen them working?
Can't say I've noticed them function.
I assume these come on when your turning left and right?  :embarrassed:

You should see the light come on when you turn left or right at low speed.  It should be quite easy to notice!
Not to worry, just pulled the trigger on some Philips Blue Vision Extremes.....  :laugh: :shocked:

I can't believe you have not noticed them. They are so obvious at night especially when your going round corners slowly
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 14 December 2013, 16:10
Do you mean how do they function and you can't say you've seen them working?
Can't say I've noticed them function.
I assume these come on when your turning left and right?  :embarrassed:

You should see the light come on when you turn left or right at low speed.  It should be quite easy to notice!
Not to worry, just pulled the trigger on some Philips Blue Vision Extremes.....  :laugh: :shocked:

I can't believe you have not noticed them. They are so obvious at night especially when your going round corners slowly
I will re-check, all my lighting options in CMS are definately turn on, but one is set to medium sensitivity....  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 14 December 2013, 17:53
Dropped the car off for tints and roof wrap, I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea but I'll put some before and after picks up when I get it back tomorrow

What tints have you gone for? I was told the front ones are already at legal limit but would like them to be darker!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 14 December 2013, 17:55
Do you mean how do they function and you can't say you've seen them working?
Can't say I've noticed them function.
I assume these come on when your turning left and right?  :embarrassed:

You should see the light come on when you turn left or right at low speed.  It should be quite easy to notice!
Not to worry, just pulled the trigger on some Philips Blue Vision Extremes.....  :laugh: :shocked:

I can't believe you have not noticed them. They are so obvious at night especially when your going round corners slowly
I will re-check, all my lighting options in CMS are definately turn on, but one is set to medium sensitivity....  :smiley:

FYI, they don't work when in ECO mode which is rediculous!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 14 December 2013, 18:40
Do you mean how do they function and you can't say you've seen them working?
Can't say I've noticed them function.
I assume these come on when your turning left and right?  :embarrassed:

You should see the light come on when you turn left or right at low speed.  It should be quite easy to notice!
Not to worry, just pulled the trigger on some Philips Blue Vision Extremes.....  :laugh: :shocked:

I can't believe you have not noticed them. They are so obvious at night especially when your going round corners slowly
I will re-check, all my lighting options in CMS are definately turn on, but one is set to medium sensitivity....  :smiley:

FYI, they don't work when in ECO mode which is rediculous!!
hahe, that would explain why then, as I have only been driving about in Eco mostly.... just letting the car run in before I start giving it the full beans.
I am however giving it mixed style driving in Eco mode  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 14 December 2013, 19:49
Dropped the car off for tints and roof wrap, I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea but I'll put some before and after picks up when I get it back tomorrow

What tints have you gone for? I was told the front ones are already at legal limit but would like them to be darker!

Dark as possible on fronts and dark black on back. If they are already legal limit on the front then I guess I'll be slightly illegal but I don't think they were. I'll get some picks up tomorrow
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gnasher on 15 December 2013, 06:08
You would be surprised how light the legal tint is. Something like 25% which is what 99% of manufacturers tint to. Not sure about VWs but some manufacturers mark what tint is on the front side windows - worth a look. Also the police have been cracking down on illegal tints since as long as I can remember so expect a 'tug' anytime soon!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stiggy786 on 15 December 2013, 11:02
This is the official line. Max 25% tint for windscreen, max 30% for front windows, no limit for rear windows.

www.gov.uk/tinted-vehicle-window-rules

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mr Savage on 15 December 2013, 12:10
Jimble I always wondered why in Individual mode on DCC the "Lighting" had an Eco, Sport or Normal setting, haha that's really silly.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 15 December 2013, 12:22
As promised, before and after shots. Also, im off to the pics in an hour and then it will be dark so leaving spacers till tuesday (off to BCS tomorrow :grin:).

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0081_zpsa70067bd.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0081_zpsa70067bd.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0006_zpstr7dsloz.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0006_zpstr7dsloz.jpg.html)

I had the lip left on the spoiler, what do people think?...

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0005_zps0ururz8o.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0005_zps0ururz8o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 15 December 2013, 12:45
Back and front shots. All work carried out wonderfully by Sean @ Carbon Creations in Burton in case anyone is wondering.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0003_zps7c67839b.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0003_zps7c67839b.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0002_zpsd0b93b3d.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0002_zpsd0b93b3d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mr Savage on 15 December 2013, 13:06
Looks great mate. I'm not sure if I would have left the lip on the roof but I guess it does look kinda cool. How much did that set you back? How much tint you got on the fronts? Rears are 100% right?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 15 December 2013, 13:21
Looks great mate. I'm not sure if I would have left the lip on the roof but I guess it does look kinda cool. How much did that set you back? How much tint you got on the fronts? Rears are 100% right?

Never asked, they are a bit darker than before and considerably lighter than the backs so I should be ok. Cost £300 all in
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 15 December 2013, 15:26
Love the roof and mirror wrap mate, would of done the same if I had white. Not keen on the lip like but might look different in real life.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gordor on 15 December 2013, 16:29
Cleaned the lights, rear window, boot opening badge and the registration plate before the friendly rozzers stop me...apart from that reckon I must have one of the dirtiest mk 7 around
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 15 December 2013, 17:00
Cleaned the lights, rear window, boot opening badge and the registration plate before the friendly rozzers stop me...apart from that reckon I must have one of the dirtiest mk 7 around

I think my deep black dirt would run yours close.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 15 December 2013, 17:02
Love the roof and mirror wrap mate, would of done the same if I had white. Not keen on the lip like but might look different in real life.

Thanks mate, i think the lip looks better on the pic of the rear of the car than it does from above, hopefully bcs's photos will do it more justice tomorrow
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gordor on 15 December 2013, 17:05
Cleaned the lights, rear window, boot opening badge and the registration plate before the friendly rozzers stop me...apart from that reckon I must have one of the dirtiest mk 7 around

I think my deep black dirt would run yours close.

Ha ha...should start a dirty thread and vote  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 15 December 2013, 20:31
Gave my GTi it's first wash today and applied aqua wax.
Ordered some cleaning bits, LED bulbs and Phillips Blue Vision H7 bulbs.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 15 December 2013, 22:28
Cleaned the lights, rear window, boot opening badge and the registration plate before the friendly rozzers stop me...apart from that reckon I must have one of the dirtiest mk 7 around

I think my deep black dirt would run yours close.

Ha ha...should start a dirty thread and vote  :smiley:

Wait until i get my GTD :) This is what my Polo looks like just now...

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7145/9yd4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 15 December 2013, 22:35
Oh my, that is proper dirty :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 16 December 2013, 00:50
Stuart you win!!! :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 16 December 2013, 10:09
Pure Filth  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 16 December 2013, 19:21
Are those wrapped door mirrors?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 16 December 2013, 21:49
Right everybody I was going to be showing off my shiny New exhaust but turns out there are some differences between ours and the mk6, so you won't be seeing anything this side of Xmas. Good news is the oem is very restrictive so a full tbe should see great results!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 16 December 2013, 22:12
Right everybody I was going to be showing off my shiny New exhaust but turns out there are some differences between ours and the mk6, so you won't be seeing anything this side of Xmas. Good news is the oem is very restrictive so a full tbe should see great results!

How do they tell if an exhaust is restrictive?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 16 December 2013, 22:57
Wait until i get my GTD :) This is what my Polo looks like just now...

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7145/9yd4.jpg)

Are those pressed plates? Considering them myself but reading about legal issues...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 17 December 2013, 08:02
Right everybody I was going to be showing off my shiny New exhaust but turns out there are some differences between ours and the mk6, so you won't be seeing anything this side of Xmas. Good news is the oem is very restrictive so a full tbe should see great results!

How do they tell if an exhaust is restrictive?

Because you can see it, the pipe goes large and then very tight, it's probably how it develops the low down torque that we have. For full and better description ask nige at bcs he has a post on here regarding the system
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 17 December 2013, 09:11
Wait until i get my GTD :) This is what my Polo looks like just now...

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7145/9yd4.jpg)

Are those pressed plates? Considering them myself but reading about legal issues...

Yup, never had an issue apart from one time when I got stopped for speeding. He just said they were illegal and get them changed, tried to tell him they weren't as they have the appropriate stamps etc. he wasn't having any of it.

Other than that I've had them for 2 years and never had an issue.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 17 December 2013, 09:22
Yup, never had an issue apart from one time when I got stopped for speeding. He just said they were illegal and get them changed, tried to tell him they weren't as they have the appropriate stamps etc. he wasn't having any of it.

Other than that I've had them for 2 years and never had an issue.

Hmm tempting, I do prefer the look of them!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 17 December 2013, 13:35
Just put 15mm spacers on before and after:(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0007_zpsivvlk787.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0007_zpsivvlk787.jpg.html)(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0010_zpsus1byncd.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0010_zpsus1byncd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 17 December 2013, 13:38
Also took sticker using acetone nail varnish remover and a cloth. Not perfect but better, took about an hour of impatient work, so a normal person could do better lol(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0016_zpsbmbhm7tf.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0016_zpsbmbhm7tf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 17 December 2013, 14:58
I am a genius :grin: a little suede restorer and a polishing brush and Ta-da!(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0017_zpsrv6jlg56.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0017_zpsrv6jlg56.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mark V GTD on 17 December 2013, 15:08
Yup, never had an issue apart from one time when I got stopped for speeding. He just said they were illegal and get them changed, tried to tell him they weren't as they have the appropriate stamps etc. he wasn't having any of it.
Normally its the absence of the refelctive layer that renders pressed plates illegal rather than the font.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 17 December 2013, 15:55
I am a genius :grin: a little suede restorer and a polishing brush and Ta-da!(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0017_zpsrv6jlg56.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0017_zpsrv6jlg56.jpg.html)

Good effort....might have to get the Misses to have a go....

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 17 December 2013, 15:58
And hopefully it will fade in the sun on the front sticker
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 17 December 2013, 16:01
You got a picture of the side of the car now you have the spacers on? Looking good so far!

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 17 December 2013, 16:23
You got a picture of the side of the car now you have the spacers on? Looking good so far!

J

Ask and you shall receive. It's a bit dark now but if you compare these two against my previous ones on here you get the idea.(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0018_zpszjdmskma.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0018_zpszjdmskma.jpg.html)(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0019_zpsyo28cpmo.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0019_zpsyo28cpmo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 17 December 2013, 16:26
Yup, never had an issue apart from one time when I got stopped for speeding. He just said they were illegal and get them changed, tried to tell him they weren't as they have the appropriate stamps etc. he wasn't having any of it.
Normally its the absence of the refelctive layer that renders pressed plates illegal rather than the font.

If they have the postcode of the manufacture with the BS number and the lettering/spacing are correct with reflective base....they are totally legal. We have had them on several cars over many years with no problems what so ever.

I always buy from http://www.dubmeister.co.uk/webshop/uk-legal-pressed-metal-plates/ (http://www.dubmeister.co.uk/webshop/uk-legal-pressed-metal-plates/)

Thanx
Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 17 December 2013, 17:58
Thanks Graham, they are definitely on my to do list! I can't contain myself, i want remap/tuning box, exhaust, coil overs and spacers. So far anyway  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 17 December 2013, 18:02
No problem buddy
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 17 December 2013, 20:18
got pulled over by the cops 'just so they could have a closer look' on the way home from work lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JellyB on 17 December 2013, 21:36
Wired up a dashcam, extra bluetooth handsfree kit, three phone chargers.  :nerd:
Scotchguarded interior, lined the boot and seat backs with automotive carpet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 17 December 2013, 22:13
Wired up a dashcam, extra bluetooth handsfree kit, three phone chargers.  :nerd:
Scotchguarded interior, lined the boot and seat backs with automotive carpet.
Which dashcam did you go for?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JellyB on 17 December 2013, 22:48
I went for the mini 0801 as recommended by a couple of other members :)

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=261133.0 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=261133.0)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 18 December 2013, 06:29
Wired up a dashcam, extra bluetooth handsfree kit, three phone chargers.  :nerd:
Scotchguarded interior, lined the boot and seat backs with automotive carpet.

You lined the Seat backs with automotive carpet? Can I ask why and for you to explain this one a bit to me, is it for sound proofing?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 18 December 2013, 09:01
early morning frivolities before work involved putting my OE GTI plate holder on, and then thats me done till Jan, i'll stop hogging this thread  :smiley:
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0022_zpsfdsx00lv.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0022_zpsfdsx00lv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JellyB on 18 December 2013, 20:16
You lined the Seat backs with automotive carpet? Can I ask why and for you to explain this one a bit to me, is it for sound proofing?

It was just to protect the original boot floor and seat backs from stuff that goes in and out of my car as I use it for work. I didn't go for a vw liner as I thought it would muffle the sub, but it's such a low volume unit it didnt matter in the end.

However, now I have put my own liner in I was able to get it so that the seat backs are covered even with the seats down. So that turned out better and it was only £20 for the roll from Amazon.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 18 December 2013, 20:57
Swapped the front indicator bulbs for LED replacement ones for more of an instant on/off effect - it's the little things  :smiley:

I would show you a video but it's chucking it down outside!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 18 December 2013, 21:22
Swapped the front indicator bulbs for LED replacement ones for more of an instant on/off effect - it's the little things  :smiley:

I would show you a video but it's chucking it down outside!
Were they hard to fit? Which ones did you buy and any issues with bulb / CANbus warnings? :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 18 December 2013, 21:29
I did this on my Mk6 but found the connection to be a little unreliable..would tend to get random bulb out warnings as vibrations caused them to come loose!

What bulb size are we talking for the Mk7? Would certainly be very interested in this mod..

Good work!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 18 December 2013, 22:13
I did this on my Mk6 but found the connection to be a little unreliable..would tend to get random bulb out warnings as vibrations caused them to come loose!

What bulb size are we talking for the Mk7? Would certainly be very interested in this mod..

Good work!

Were they hard to fit? Which ones did you buy and any issues with bulb / CANbus warnings? :)

They are H21W bulbs.  Easy to fit, on the back of the headlight clusters you just turn the circular access panel to reveal the connectors in the headlight and just turn the holder so it comes out.  Replace bulb and reverse process.  Takes 5 minutes, I did it in the pouring rain as the postman had delivered the bulbs whilst at work and I'm impatient!

These were the ones I got;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141121710841?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141121710841?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 19 December 2013, 07:09
Ordered, cheers mate :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 19 December 2013, 09:42
I did it in the pouring rain as the postman had delivered the bulbs whilst at work and I'm impatient!

These were the ones I got;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141121710841?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141121710841?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

Sounds like something I'd do! How have you found them? Are they just as bright as the originals? I only ask as the LEDs can be more difficult to see in daylight, I might get them and do a side by side comparison to see whether there's much difference..just for fun  :grin:

Aside from the H7 Philips Blue Vision - the car's going to be a full LED/ Xenon fest!  :nerd:

Collecting tomorrow.... :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 19 December 2013, 13:04
Ordered some :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 19 December 2013, 13:15
Picked up the motor after it had the strut mount on the driver side suspension replaced.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mr Savage on 19 December 2013, 13:42
Picked up the motor after it had the strut mount on the driver side suspension replaced.

Has it made the suspension silent on even bumpy roads?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 19 December 2013, 13:45
Ordered, cheers mate :)

Me too! Car isn't even due until March but you've gotta have that instant on/off effect if the rest of them are LEDs!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 19 December 2013, 13:49
You got a picture of the side of the car now you have the spacers on? Looking good so far!

J

Ask and you shall receive. It's a bit dark now but if you compare these two against my previous ones on here you get the idea.(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0018_zpszjdmskma.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0018_zpszjdmskma.jpg.html)

Looks mega with the spacers on! May well have to do that too. Any issues with requiring longer wheel bolts?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 19 December 2013, 13:52
You got a picture of the side of the car now you have the spacers on? Looking good so far!

J

Ask and you shall receive. It's a bit dark now but if you compare these two against my previous ones on here you get the idea.(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0018_zpszjdmskma.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0018_zpszjdmskma.jpg.html)

Looks mega with the spacers on! May well have to do that too. Any issues with requiring longer wheel bolts?

Not that I know of, so long as you get a decent quality of spacer the extra length bolts should be fine also
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 19 December 2013, 13:55
Which spacers did you go for Graham? Got a link?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 19 December 2013, 13:58
15mm Hubcentric ones from Royal Wax.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/royalwax
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251288025552?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_3257wt_904
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 19 December 2013, 14:02
15mm Hubcentric ones from Royal Wax.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/royalwax
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251288025552?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_3257wt_904

Cheers for the link Graham. Only thing that concerns me is the fact that there is no locking wheel nut supplied with them  :undecided:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 19 December 2013, 14:15
15mm Hubcentric ones from Royal Wax.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/royalwax
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251288025552?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_3257wt_904

Cheers for the link Graham. Only thing that concerns me is the fact that there is no locking wheel nut supplied with them  :undecided:

J

That concerns me also, but im going to get a long locking wheel nut (x2) to solve this.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 19 December 2013, 16:13
Done nowt.....just out enjoying it....

(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1488138_10151909985126406_818050190_n.jpg)

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 19 December 2013, 16:46
My Philips buld have arrived only to find out they are the wrong ones!!
They have sent me the X-tremeVision and not the BlueVision  :cry: :angry: :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 19 December 2013, 23:06
Picked up the motor after it had the strut mount on the driver side suspension replaced.

Has it made the suspension silent on even bumpy roads?

The few miles I have driven today seems more silent. The brakes seem sharper too either that or my dads 57 plate focus brakes are crap. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 20 December 2013, 13:14
Sounds like something I'd do! How have you found them? Are they just as bright as the originals? I only ask as the LEDs can be more difficult to see in daylight, I might get them and do a side by side comparison to see whether there's much difference..just for fun  :grin:

Aside from the H7 Philips Blue Vision - the car's going to be a full LED/ Xenon fest!  :nerd:

Collecting tomorrow.... :laugh:



Ordered, cheers mate :)

Me too! Car isn't even due until March but you've gotta have that instant on/off effect if the rest of them are LEDs!


Right folks I think they are OK in terms of brightness, a little less noticeable though.

Here's a video of them in action (now the blue skies are back) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40jrE8FNTg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40jrE8FNTg)

I've ordered another set on ebay, bit more expensive but I think I would prefer a little more brightness:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 20 December 2013, 13:46
Sounds like something I'd do! How have you found them? Are they just as bright as the originals? I only ask as the LEDs can be more difficult to see in daylight, I might get them and do a side by side comparison to see whether there's much difference..just for fun  :grin:

Aside from the H7 Philips Blue Vision - the car's going to be a full LED/ Xenon fest!  :nerd:

Collecting tomorrow.... :laugh:

Ordered, cheers mate :)

Me too! Car isn't even due until March but you've gotta have that instant on/off effect if the rest of them are LEDs!


Right folks I think they are OK in terms of brightness, a little less noticeable though.

Here's a video of them in action (now the blue skies are back) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40jrE8FNTg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40jrE8FNTg)

I've ordered another set on ebay, bit more expensive but I think I would prefer a little more brightness:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

Yeah they look good, but I think I would also prefer a little more brightness. Let us know how you get on with the newer ones!  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MajorKhan on 20 December 2013, 14:10
Hi picking my car up xmas eve (mi prezzie to mi self) what bulbs do I need to change interior and exerior pls.....a quick list would be good
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 20 December 2013, 18:26
Sounds like something I'd do! How have you found them? Are they just as bright as the originals? I only ask as the LEDs can be more difficult to see in daylight, I might get them and do a side by side comparison to see whether there's much difference..just for fun  :grin:

Aside from the H7 Philips Blue Vision - the car's going to be a full LED/ Xenon fest!  :nerd:

Collecting tomorrow.... :laugh:

Doh!!! I wen't and bought the first ones  :cry: Let me know how you get on with the second set.....  :embarrassed:



Ordered, cheers mate :)

Me too! Car isn't even due until March but you've gotta have that instant on/off effect if the rest of them are LEDs!


Right folks I think they are OK in terms of brightness, a little less noticeable though.

Here's a video of them in action (now the blue skies are back) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40jrE8FNTg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40jrE8FNTg)

I've ordered another set on ebay, bit more expensive but I think I would prefer a little more brightness:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 20 December 2013, 23:33

I've ordered another set on ebay, bit more expensive but I think I would prefer a little more brightness:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

These are coming up as white?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 21 December 2013, 10:06

These are coming up as white?

Yep, the bulbs you're replacing are white
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 21 December 2013, 12:15

These are coming up as white?

Yep, the bulbs you're replacing are white

Ahhh, I see, my bad, thought the others were amber but I guess the indicator housing that's amber. I think this is better actually as the amber ones were a bit harder to come by back in the day - probably not the case now?

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JellyB on 23 December 2013, 11:47
Booked my car into the dealer for them to try to find the missing driver foot well lighting cable. :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 23 December 2013, 17:02
Fitted the brighter LED bulbs, much more like the standard filament ones now  :smiley:

Video to follow!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 23 December 2013, 17:10
Fitted the brighter LED bulbs, much more like the standard filament ones now  :smiley:

Video to follow!

May have to return the other ones I bought...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 23 December 2013, 17:23
Fitted the brighter LED bulbs, much more like the standard filament ones now  :smiley:

Video to follow!
Thanks for the update, I guess I will need to by these too since as I bought the first ones like yourself  :rolleyes:  :nerd:
So I am good to buy these or are you going to buy even better and brighter ones  :whistle: lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 23 December 2013, 17:55
Thanks for the update, I guess I will need to by these too since as I bought the first ones like yourself  :rolleyes:  :nerd:
So I am good to buy these or are you going to buy even better and brighter ones  :whistle: lol

There isn't a huge amount of difference, the others were adequate but these are better than the first set so if you're buying some I'd recommend the bright ones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 23 December 2013, 20:05
Just bought the brighter ones and returned the other ones! Also got my Osram H7 night breakers for the cornering lights :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 24 December 2013, 10:08
Just bought the brighter ones and returned the other ones! Also got my Osram H7 night breakers for the cornering lights :)

Did they let you return the other ones?  Might just re-list them myself unless anyone here wants them?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 24 December 2013, 11:51
Just bought the brighter ones and returned the other ones! Also got my Osram H7 night breakers for the cornering lights :)

Did they let you return the other ones?  Might just re-list them myself unless anyone here wants them?
It says in the listings returns within 14 days, buyer pays postage. Just messaged him to tell him I will be returning them
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Croz13 on 24 December 2013, 14:16
For all those that have ordered the less bright LED's & thinking of sending them back, these bulbs also fit the rear reverse lights. So I have just used these to complete the full LED effect.


Before
 (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/adaafa3d-f781-4101-9fe4-ff5f3798d3a3.jpg)

Half n Half
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/192b7981-8fba-4864-9c93-25301d3faffa.jpg)

Complete LED
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/d36dd933-2e5c-493e-82c6-0f8224ed8cc8.jpg)

Will check the brightness comparison at night when it gets dark.

Thanks to Monsta for finding the bulb types  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 24 December 2013, 14:39
Nice one! Might order some of the brighter ones ready for when the car arrives. :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 24 December 2013, 15:28
Nice one! Might order some of the brighter ones ready for when the car arrives. :cool:
You don't need them.... Golf R has uber cool real LED strips for the front indicators  :whistle: :rolleyes: unless you mean for the reversing lights....
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 24 December 2013, 15:58
For all those that have ordered the less bright LED's & thinking of sending them back, these bulbs also fit the rear reverse lights. So I have just used these to complete the full LED effect.

Will check the brightness comparison at night when it gets dark.

Thanks to Monsta for finding the bulb types  :wink:

Great news, I will keep the the dimmer ones for the reversing lights and buy a set of the brighter ones for the front indicators.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 24 December 2013, 16:35
Hi guys,
Come to change my glovebox light for a LED and it's different to the vanity mirror lights.
This is a little Toshiba bulb rather than a mini-tube. Contacts are on one side only.
Any idea?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 24 December 2013, 16:47
Nice one! Might order some of the brighter ones ready for when the car arrives. :cool:
You don't need them.... Golf R has uber cool real LED strips for the front indicators  :whistle: :rolleyes: unless you mean for the reversing lights....

I did mean the reverse lights. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 25 December 2013, 10:39
Might just keep the less bright ones for the reverse lights
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 25 December 2013, 10:57
They don't look as bright as the normal bulbs though?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Croz13 on 25 December 2013, 11:14
Because the LED's give whiter light than the standard yellow halogen it's harder to pick up in the pic during the day, night pic below. I think there fine & look much better, completing the LED look.

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/7e8c27f7-66be-497d-b362-f7acdfbdf8da.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 25 December 2013, 11:32
Ok looks good, might order a set. What about the indicators, you won't be able to photo them well no doubt but can you tell any difference or is it just to complete the ledness?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 25 December 2013, 11:34
Vau it looks great so now you have whole back of the car in LED light. Thanks for the picture. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 25 December 2013, 11:43
I took have used the less brighter LED bulbs for the reversing lights and they are good enough :)
Ordered the brighter set for the front indicators to fit and already got my Philips BlueVision for the static cornering lights (55w H7).

Anybody if we can get LED replacement for the glovebox halogen Toshiba bulb? :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 25 December 2013, 12:42
At the risk of sounding a bit thick. Which 'less brighter Led' is everyone using for the reversing light. I am going to fit my osram cornering lights today may even look at the LEDs for the reversing lights and also order the led for the glove compartment considering its a different bulb
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 25 December 2013, 12:55
At the risk of sounding a bit thick. Which 'less brighter Led' is everyone using for the reversing light. I am going to fit my osram cornering lights today may even look at the LEDs for the reversing lights and also order the led for the glove compartment considering its a different bulb
Have a look at page five of this thread mate.
And the last few pages where you'll find the brighter LED's which cost £15.
The less bright ones are £10.

I don't know which LED bulb will fit my glovebox :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Croz13 on 25 December 2013, 13:01
At the risk of sounding a bit thick. Which 'less brighter Led' is everyone using for the reversing light. I am going to fit my osram cornering lights today may even look at the LEDs for the reversing lights and also order the led for the glove compartment considering its a different bulb
Have a look at page five of this thread mate.
And the last few pages where you'll find the brighter LED's which cost £15.
The less bright ones are £10.

I don't know which LED bulb will fit my glovebox :(

I believe the LED you need for the glove box is a 501 type. Pretty standard bulb & should be plenty on ebay
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Croz13 on 25 December 2013, 13:19
Just to clear up the last few posts:

The bulb types for the indicators & reverse lights are H21W (links below, Thanks to Monsta :wink:)
Less Bright ones -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141121710841?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649&clk_rvr_id=564938014684&afsrc=1

Vid of them used as indicators - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40jrE8FNTg

More recent discovered brighter version for indicators/reverse lights -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649&clk_rvr_id=564928086690&afsrc=1

Bulb types to change on the GTI/GTD:
Vanity Lights: Festoon 38mm LED
Boot Light: Festoon 42mm LED
Glove Box Light: 501 also known as W5W LED
Corner Light: H7 (Can get LED versions now but most hav stuck to halogen)
Indicator: H21W LED
Reverse Light: H21W LED

Hope this helps  :smiley:
I had most of the above from my Scirocco so haven't got any links to the bulbs I have used
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 25 December 2013, 13:22
Fitted the boot tray liner which was an xmas gift from my Dad
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 25 December 2013, 13:24
Just to clear up the last few posts:

The bulb types for the indicators & reverse lights are H21W (links below, Thanks to Monsta :wink:)
Less Bright ones -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141121710841?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649&clk_rvr_id=564938014684&afsrc=1

Vid of them used as indicators - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40jrE8FNTg

More recent discovered brighter version for indicators/reverse lights -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649&clk_rvr_id=564928086690&afsrc=1

Bulb types to change on the GTI/GTD:
Vanity Lights: Festoon 38mm LED
Boot Light: Festoon 42mm LED
Glove Box Light: 501 also known as W5W LED
Corner Light: H7 (Can get LED versions now but most hav stuck to halogen)
Indicator: H21W LED
Reverse Light: H21W LED

Hope this helps  :smiley:
I had most of the above from my Scirocco so haven't got any links to the bulbs I have used

Mate your a legend.  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 25 December 2013, 13:26
Cheers for the information guys,
Will the following be ok for my glovebox?
http://bit.ly/19vWWS8

I assume people have stuck with bulbs for the static H7's due to LED's still not matching their outputs? :)

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 25 December 2013, 13:26
Fitted the boot tray liner which was an xmas gift from my Dad

They are cool and keep the car looking clean at the back only issue my brother in law has with his is that you can't drop the boot floor with it in

Finally got round to installing the static cornering lights. True to his word, jimble, wasn't that difficult. Bit awkward in the freezing conditions.

On to dinner at my brothers in Leicester.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 25 December 2013, 16:36
Even though it's Xmas and I said I wouldn't do anything I got bored and removed the restrictive 'snow' protector (if that's even what it is) for the air filter box. Pipercross panel filter should be breathing better for the new year. Here's the pic, not sure what its for but it's not needed, compared to my Leon the inside of the airbox stays incredibly clean, must be how the pipes are positioned

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0028_zpsgagtllm9.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0028_zpsgagtllm9.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 25 December 2013, 18:15
Got some rubber mats today so I've fitted them. Think they're a lot better than the carpet ones personally. Let me know if anyone's bothered and I'll take some photos over the next days.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Simon C on 25 December 2013, 19:51
I let my dad have a shot when we dropped my granddad off after Christmas dinner.

So we went for a 20 mins outing and my dad loves the drive...and the gadgets. I had a BMW previously and whilst my dad says he prefers the look of the BMW he says he much prefers the interior and drive of the GTI.

I also stuck it in sport mode on the dual carriageway and he had a blast. He clearly remembers the track day we had with a Porsche about 4 years ago when they left the 911 in 3rd gear whilst hammering it. On this occasion dad left it in 4th and revved the bollo**s out of it and got close to a ton in it.....his conclusion "that is a fast car! a nice drive, but scary.'

Happy days and happy Christmas fellas.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stiggy786 on 25 December 2013, 23:40
Got some rubber mats today so I've fitted them. Think they're a lot better than the carpet ones personally. Let me know if anyone's bothered and I'll take some photos over the next days.

Yes please. How's the fit?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 26 December 2013, 08:41
You mean like these... :whistle:

(http://shrani.si/f/3l/b0/IBKLpPw/1/dsc00974.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/f/3p/rk/Rw8IalB/dsc009711.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 26 December 2013, 09:55
Got some rubber mats today so I've fitted them. Think they're a lot better than the carpet ones personally. Let me know if anyone's bothered and I'll take some photos over the next days.

I prefer the look of these and ordered them with my car. Look newer for longer, and capture more dirt for easy hoovering out. Never had the mats that came with the car in it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 26 December 2013, 10:22
Yeah the rubber definitely looks better I think. My missus thinks they look a bit taxi like haha.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 26 December 2013, 10:24
If we had some proper dedicated mats like the GTI ones seen in Japan for £185 then i'd prefer the look of those, but vs the standard mats that come with the car, I do prefer the rubber ones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 26 December 2013, 11:12
Looks very smart. Wouldn't have thought of that..
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 26 December 2013, 15:33
Just spent 4 hours cleaning it and applying some gtechniq i1 to the interior. 2nd time in 4 days I've spent most of the afternoon cleaning it!! Hate this weather!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stiggy786 on 26 December 2013, 16:02
On the topic of mats - brief round up of the non-official/third party on the market:

Ebay's offerings:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=gti+mats&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR7.TRC1.A0.Xmk7+gti+mats&_nkw=mk7+gti+mats&_sacat=0

These are probably the nicest of the ebay bunch:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Mk7-2012-onwards-Fully-Tailored-Car-Mats-with-RED-LEATHER-GTI-LOGO-/181236848727?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Plat_Gen%3AMK+VII&hash=item2a328ed857

You can get some bespoke ones here but the font isn't perfect but nice quality. I specced Black base, red trim and GTI in red Calibri font.
http://www.ultimatecarmats.co.uk/choose_product.asp?model=2604 (Then check out the "UCM Luxury 900" to spec it)

Slim pickings, really.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dan Burnley on 26 December 2013, 16:19
Where's all the GTD mats, all I can find are GTI ones??? :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 26 December 2013, 16:48
On the topic of mats - brief round up of the non-official/third party on the market:

Ebay's offerings:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=gti+mats&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR7.TRC1.A0.Xmk7+gti+mats&_nkw=mk7+gti+mats&_sacat=0 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=gti+mats&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR7.TRC1.A0.Xmk7+gti+mats&_nkw=mk7+gti+mats&_sacat=0)

These are probably the nicest of the ebay bunch:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Mk7-2012-onwards-Fully-Tailored-Car-Mats-with-RED-LEATHER-GTI-LOGO-/181236848727?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Plat_Gen%3AMK+VII&hash=item2a328ed857 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Mk7-2012-onwards-Fully-Tailored-Car-Mats-with-RED-LEATHER-GTI-LOGO-/181236848727?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Plat_Gen%3AMK+VII&hash=item2a328ed857)

You can get some bespoke ones here but the font isn't perfect but nice quality. I specced Black base, red trim and GTI in red Calibri font.
http://www.ultimatecarmats.co.uk/choose_product.asp?model=2604 (http://www.ultimatecarmats.co.uk/choose_product.asp?model=2604) (Then check out the "UCM Luxury 900" to spec it)

Slim pickings, really.


Only problem with all these is none of them have the correct VW font, why won't they just make some OEM ones for the UK market?!  >:(
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stiggy786 on 26 December 2013, 16:58
Only problem with all these is none of them have the correct VW font, why won't they just make some OEM ones for the UK market?!  >:(

Absolutely. Even the times new roman option on the bespoke website is too tall and narrow for the GTI font.

I wonder if there's somewhere that will embroider a pattern you can upload to their site? There's no shortage of hi-res GTI lettering on google images.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 27 December 2013, 10:16
Only problem with all these is none of them have the correct VW font, why won't they just make some OEM ones for the UK market?!  >:(

Absolutely. Even the times new roman option on the bespoke website is too tall and narrow for the GTI font.

I wonder if there's somewhere that will embroider a pattern you can upload to their site? There's no shortage of hi-res GTI lettering on google images.

Yeah I'm not putting anything in mine without the correct logo on! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Simon C on 27 December 2013, 21:20
Hosed it down with the hose at work to remove the surface crap it had picked up from the journey north. It made quite a difference.

....and also figured out the different light settings, including front and rear fogs. Still not Sussed the cornering 'bendy' front lights though...if they work it is not obvious.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 27 December 2013, 21:23
Hosed it down with the hose at work to remove the surface crap it had picked up from the journey north. It made quite a difference.

....and also figured out the different light settings, including front and rear fogs. Still not Sussed the cornering 'bendy' front lights though...if they work it is not obvious.

The dynamic lighting thingy, should be very obvious unless your in eco mode then it's probably off
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 28 December 2013, 09:20
I haven't noticed the dynamic lights bend yet.  I'm not in eco.  I get the cornering lights at low speed turns and the Xenons dance at startup.  Is this something you need to be above a certain speed to see?  I have had some trips on some long windy roads at night recently at 60mph+.  It may not be something that can obviously be noticed while driving?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mistertee on 28 December 2013, 18:50
Today I hit 950 miles...so I'm almost ready to UNLEASE THE BEAST.  :evil:

Found something interesting today, when I was on the motorway, the number of people who would zoom up behind me, and then back off.  It's almost as if they get close to the car, see the twin tailpipes and gti badge, and decide it's not worth it.  :laugh:

The pick up between 50-70pm in 6th is amazing, again tailgaters at roadworks would be left coughing my dust, as they became specks in my rear view mirror.

MPG is improving, 29mpg up to 36mpg.  The bone shattering suspension is finally sorting itself out too.  All looking good so far, just need a decent sunset so I can post some piccies.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 29 December 2013, 11:01
Dropped the wife to work in it, admired 500 miles worth of winter filth.
Noted again that the engine seems to be loosening up at 800 miles.

And in the last two days I've finally tried out the park assist! Yay! Entertainment value worth the expenditure alone seeing my wife panicking as it did its thing!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 29 December 2013, 12:00
I haven't noticed the dynamic lights bend yet.  I'm not in eco.  I get the cornering lights at low speed turns and the Xenons dance at startup.  Is this something you need to be above a certain speed to see?  I have had some trips on some long windy roads at night recently at 60mph+.  It may not be something that can obviously be noticed while driving?

Try them on main beam, you can see it clearer then.  Go into individual mode and make the lights go on sport just to confirm they are going to be moving as quick as they can.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 29 December 2013, 12:20
I haven't noticed the dynamic lights bend yet.  I'm not in eco.  I get the cornering lights at low speed turns and the Xenons dance at startup.  Is this something you need to be above a certain speed to see?  I have had some trips on some long windy roads at night recently at 60mph+.  It may not be something that can obviously be noticed while driving?

Try them on main beam, you can see it clearer then.  Go into individual mode and make the lights go on sport just to confirm they are going to be moving as quick as they can.

So that's what sport does to the lights, I was curious. Any idea what sport does to the acc??
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mistertee on 29 December 2013, 18:57
Fitted some boot sill film, took me 20 minutes but looks invisible.  However I've noticed a kink in my bumper, like someone has gone into it at low speed  :angry:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271343201024?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 30 December 2013, 13:33
got round to getting some light tints done, now i know you're all thinking chavtastic but they are actaully very useful in stopping the clusters pitting after going up and down on the motorway alot. Anyway, result below:

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0029_zpsukjahs4t.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0029_zpsukjahs4t.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 30 December 2013, 13:36
got round to getting some light tints done, now i know you're all thinking chavtastic but they are actaully very useful in stopping the clusters pitting after going up and down on the motorway alot. Anyway, result below:

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0029_zpsukjahs4t.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0029_zpsukjahs4t.jpg.html)

Not for me but you should get some of those eyebrow things in white to make that look better, it would sharpen up the lines of the front...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 30 December 2013, 14:20
Not too sure about those abt eyebrows they're a bit expensive and may be too chavtastic even for me, but I'm sure I'll get bored of the look at some point so maybe next year
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 31 December 2013, 09:53
What tinting film did you use Graham?

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 31 December 2013, 09:56
What tinting film did you use Graham?

J

I had hoped to use subtle tint from lamin X but they've stopped doing it and all they do now is smoked and yellow so I found this on fleabay http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=261115763316
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 31 December 2013, 10:07
Thanks Graham  :wink:

I've thought about doing my rears to give it the "R" look.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 31 December 2013, 11:24
I thought ours were already darkened? Is the R darker? Show us when you do it
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 31 December 2013, 11:35
I thought ours were already darkened? Is the R darker? Show us when you do it
I too thought that the GTi and Golf R rear lights are the same units, its only the front headlight units which have the twin Uu and LED turn signal strips.  :nerd:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 31 December 2013, 12:16
Is it possible to change front GTD lights with them from golf R?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 31 December 2013, 12:47
I thought ours were already darkened? Is the R darker? Show us when you do it
I too thought that the GTi and Golf R rear lights are the same units, its only the front headlight units which have the twin Uu and LED turn signal strips.  :nerd:

The R rears are the same pattern but they are darker than the GTI units, was the same with the mk6.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 31 December 2013, 13:45
That was my thinking too Jimble. Once I've done it I will upload a pic  :smiley:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 03 January 2014, 18:41
Fitted reverse LEDs, vast improvement in the dark I must say. Also bought some hammerite black paint to do my rusting brake/hub centre thingys that happens on all cars but I think it's unsightly. Also received some carbon vinyl cill protectors but probably going to do both Sunday.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: andyk11 on 03 January 2014, 22:47
Fitted reverse LEDs, vast improvement in the dark I must say. Also bought some hammerite black paint to do my rusting brake/hub centre thingys that happens on all cars but I think it's unsightly. Also received some carbon vinyl cill protectors but probably going to do both Sunday.

Which LED's have you used?  I've always thought the reversing light was a bit weak considering how good the rest of the lights are.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 03 January 2014, 23:51
Today I fitted LED front indicator bulbs.
Philips BlueVision H7 bulbs for static cornering lights.
Philips W5W bulb for the glovebox as the LED ones I bought were too long :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 January 2014, 08:48
Fitted reverse LEDs, vast improvement in the dark I must say. Also bought some hammerite black paint to do my rusting brake/hub centre thingys that happens on all cars but I think it's unsightly. Also received some carbon vinyl cill protectors but probably going to do both Sunday.

Which LED's have you used?  I've always thought the reversing light was a bit weak considering how good the rest of the lights are.

The ones On the eBay link on a few pages back on this thread.

2014, do those indicators make any real difference???
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 04 January 2014, 08:59
Fitted reverse LEDs, vast improvement in the dark I must say. Also bought some hammerite black paint to do my rusting brake/hub centre thingys that happens on all cars but I think it's unsightly. Also received some carbon vinyl cill protectors but probably going to do both Sunday.

Which LED's have you used?  I've always thought the reversing light was a bit weak considering how good the rest of the lights are.

The ones On the eBay link on a few pages back on this thread.

2014, do those indicators make any real difference???
To be honest I can't say if they are any brighter than the normal bulbs but they to have a faster on/off response time just like the rear LED indicators. :)
The Philips BlueVision however are much better than the standard bulbs and the light output is the Xenon's :)

It's a shame Volkswagen didn't make all the lights in the car LED from the factory, the Golf R LED front indicators are pure class and those double Uu DRL.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 04 January 2014, 10:14
Still trying to find a suitable solution to the paint chip to my passenger door do I paint or try a smart repair.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 January 2014, 13:06
Took car to shark for a pre-bcs dyno run. Made 243 so very impressed.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 04 January 2014, 13:20
Took car to shark for a pre-bcs dyno run. Made 243 so very impressed.

That is very impressive Graham, you should be pleased with that! Do you have a print out?

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 January 2014, 13:35
No ill get a before and after one when I get my exhaust fitted end of the month
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 January 2014, 15:57
Fitted reverse LEDs, vast improvement in the dark I must say. Also bought some hammerite black paint to do my rusting brake/hub centre thingys that happens on all cars but I think it's unsightly. Also received some carbon vinyl cill protectors but probably going to do both Sunday.

Ok so fecked up the vinyl cill protectors. Does anyone know of any others?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 05 January 2014, 22:29
Today I went for a nice drive, loving the GTi more and more but the 19" alloy wheels are a pain in the backside to clean.
Luckily I have a set of wheel woolies brushes to help  :smiley:

The forecast was rain but I managed to wash, dry, apply AutoGlym Super Resin Polish, apply alloy wheel protection followed by alloy wheel wax before the clouds opened up - result!  :laugh:

The car is like new with a silky smooth body ready for the rain repelling tomorrow lol.
The dealership did a fantastic job applying AutoGlym LifeShine, bodywork is still swirl free.  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Darlo on 05 January 2014, 22:56
Dtuk tuning box fitted over the weekend. First and possibly only mod to my gti...... Or not  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 06 January 2014, 08:48
Today I went for a nice drive, loving the GTi more and more but the 19" alloy wheels are a pain in the backside to clean.
Luckily I have a set of wheel woolies brushes to help  :smiley:

The forecast was rain but I managed to wash, dry, apply AutoGlym Super Resin Polish, apply alloy wheel protection followed by alloy wheel wax before the clouds opened up - result!  :laugh:

The car is like new with a silky smooth body ready for the rain repelling tomorrow lol.
The dealership did a fantastic job applying AutoGlym LifeShine, bodywork is still swirl free.  :cool:

Perfect start in life to keep it looking good! Just a quick tip if you don't mind... SRP is an all in one Polish/Glaze/Wax so it will degrade the lifeshine sealant quicker than you might expect. The best thing to do would be just to wash it and apply a spray wax/quick detailer after each wash. My recommendation is Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer as its water/dirt repellent properties are the best I've ever seen in 5-6 years of serious enthusiastic detailing!

Let me know if you want any more details, always happy to help!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 06 January 2014, 14:29
Replaced the reversing light bulbs with LED ones  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: boydeee on 06 January 2014, 16:04
Replaced the reversing light bulbs with LED ones  :smiley:

Which ones did you go for mate?

Also, has anyone removed the badges from the wings? Was hoping to take them off when mine finally arrives
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 06 January 2014, 16:15
Replaced the reversing light bulbs with LED ones  :smiley:

Which ones did you go for mate?

Also, has anyone removed the badges from the wings? Was hoping to take them off when mine finally arrives

There not as bad as they first seem, you get used to the badges after a while and i would worry about damaging the car taking them off.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: boydeee on 06 January 2014, 16:37
There not as bad as they first seem, you get used to the badges after a while and i would worry about damaging the car taking them off.

Yeah, maybe I'll give them some time to see if they'll grow on me. I've taken the odd badge off before...I was very careful!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 06 January 2014, 20:17
dental floss is the best thing for removing badges.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 06 January 2014, 20:54
Replaced the reversing light bulbs with LED ones  :smiley:

Which ones did you go for mate?

Used the dimmer ones that I originally bought for the front indicators but then replaced with super bright.


Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 06 January 2014, 21:09
Today I finished buffing the alloy wheels.
Cleaned the glass with Autoglym fast glass cleaner and applied AutoGylm glass polish.  :cool:
I also tidied up my car products shelf lol.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 07 January 2014, 09:34
Used "Plasti-dip" to turn my VW badge matt black  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-06125507_zpsccf87fe3.jpg)(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-07081343_zpsb5f88962.jpg)

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-07081348_zps94827dd2.jpg)

The beauty of plasti-dip is that you can just peel it off when you get bored as it's basically rubber paint  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 07 January 2014, 10:01
How did the badge come off?

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 07 January 2014, 10:17
Used "Plasti-dip" to turn my VW badge matt black  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-06125507_zpsccf87fe3.jpg)(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-07081343_zpsb5f88962.jpg)

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-07081348_zps94827dd2.jpg)

The beauty of plasti-dip is that you can just peel it off when you get bored as it's basically rubber paint  :cool:

Did you put an overcoat on it? ive found in the past that plastidip on front facing parts last about 20miles on the m1 lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 07 January 2014, 10:23
How did the badge come off?

J

Just pop it off with a small flat headed screwdriver.  I actually removed the whole front grill but didn't need to in the end.

There's some (German) instructions here;

http://www.golf7gti.com/topic.php?p=10289&highlight=#real10289 (http://www.golf7gti.com/topic.php?p=10289&highlight=#real10289)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 07 January 2014, 10:24

Did you put an overcoat on it? ive found in the past that plastidip on front facing parts last about 20miles on the m1 lol

Nope, wanted to see if I liked the look without going  to too much effort.  Fully prepared to paint it again later if I want it long term  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 07 January 2014, 10:29

Did you put an overcoat on it? ive found in the past that plastidip on front facing parts last about 20miles on the m1 lol

Nope, wanted to see if I liked the look without going  to too much effort.  Fully prepared to paint it again later if I want it long term  :smiley:

Definitely not my cup of Tea. Some mods should be left alone
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 07 January 2014, 10:31

Did you put an overcoat on it? ive found in the past that plastidip on front facing parts last about 20miles on the m1 lol

Nope, wanted to see if I liked the look without going  to too much effort.  Fully prepared to paint it again later if I want it long term  :smiley:

Definitely not my cup of Tea. Some mods should be left alone


I dont know, i think the whole black on grey look is spot on. I wouldnt be doing it on mine however, black on white is a bit overdone imo.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 07 January 2014, 10:41

Definitely not my cup of Tea. Some mods should be left alone

Different strokes for different folks as they say.  However I was in two minds about it too, but the beauty of plasti dip is I can just peel it off when I get bored.

Anyway the mk1 GTI had a black VW badge on the front, it's a nostalgia thing  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dan Burnley on 07 January 2014, 10:48

Did you put an overcoat on it? ive found in the past that plastidip on front facing parts last about 20miles on the m1 lol

Nope, wanted to see if I liked the look without going  to too much effort.  Fully prepared to paint it again later if I want it long term  :smiley:

Definitely not my cup of Tea. Some mods should be left alone


I dont know, i think the whole black on grey look is spot on. I wouldnt be doing it on mine however, black on white is a bit overdone imo.



Each to their own CraigW. I agree Graham, I also think the black on grey look is spot on!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dan Burnley on 07 January 2014, 10:51
Used "Plasti-dip" to turn my VW badge matt black  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-06125507_zpsccf87fe3.jpg)(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-07081343_zpsb5f88962.jpg)

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-07081348_zps94827dd2.jpg)

The beauty of plasti-dip is that you can just peel it off when you get bored as it's basically rubber paint  :cool:





Can you also get the Plasti-dip in gloss black? Saw a picture of a white Mk7 GTD with black wheels last week and I thought hmmmmm, looked gorgeous... :shocked:



Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: titusrider on 07 January 2014, 10:52
Got a quote today for a full exterior protection detailing on my brand new GTI what do you guys think:

Detailing correction of new car (removing swirlmarks etc)
Ceramic protection coating lasting approx. 2 years
Wheels off for Wheel and calliper ceramic coatings
no interior or glass work

Been quoted £400 (1.5 days work)

Reasonable value?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 07 January 2014, 10:58

Did you put an overcoat on it? ive found in the past that plastidip on front facing parts last about 20miles on the m1 lol

Nope, wanted to see if I liked the look without going  to too much effort.  Fully prepared to paint it again later if I want it long term  :smiley:

Definitely not my cup of Tea. Some mods should be left alone


I dont know, i think the whole black on grey look is spot on. I wouldnt be doing it on mine however, black on white is a bit overdone imo.



Each to their own CraigW. I agree Graham, I also think the black on grey look is spot on!

Life would be a bit boring if we were all the same. It's simply my opinion
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 08 January 2014, 11:48
Got a quote today for a full exterior protection detailing on my brand new GTI what do you guys think:

Detailing correction of new car (removing swirlmarks etc)
Ceramic protection coating lasting approx. 2 years
Wheels off for Wheel and calliper ceramic coatings
no interior or glass work

Been quoted £400 (1.5 days work)

Reasonable value?

Seems about par for the course in my limited experience..any other guys think different?

I've been quoted £300 for clay, P1 polish to remove swirlies, C1 paintwork, C5 wheel armour and C2 glass. Can§t decided if I want to part with that much money for a proper job, or just wash and C2v3 myself for the winter.. :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 08 January 2014, 11:55
Today I fitted LED front indicator bulbs.
Philips BlueVision H7 bulbs for static cornering lights.
Philips W5W bulb for the glovebox as the LED ones I bought were too long :(

Got the LED front indicator bulbs through today, and just wondering whether these were fairly easy to swap out? I plan on doing the reversing and front indicator, any tips?! I know on the Mk6 you had to remove the whole unit...hoping this isn't the case!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 08 January 2014, 12:05
Today I fitted LED front indicator bulbs.
Philips BlueVision H7 bulbs for static cornering lights.
Philips W5W bulb for the glovebox as the LED ones I bought were too long :(

Got the LED front indicator bulbs through today, and just wondering whether these were fairly easy to swap out? I plan on doing the reversing and front indicator, any tips?! I know on the Mk6 you had to remove the whole unit...hoping this isn't the case!


It's quite easy, on the back on the headlight unit there is a big circular disk which you twist to unlock and pull off.  Behind there are the connections for the lights. The bottom ones are for the indicators you just twist them off too.

For the reversing light you have to pop off the access panels on the reverse side of the boot list and then do the twist to pull the bulb holder out.

The W5W bulbs are push and twist fitments in both.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 08 January 2014, 12:13
Today I fitted LED front indicator bulbs.
Philips BlueVision H7 bulbs for static cornering lights.
Philips W5W bulb for the glovebox as the LED ones I bought were too long :(

Got the LED front indicator bulbs through today, and just wondering whether these were fairly easy to swap out? I plan on doing the reversing and front indicator, any tips?! I know on the Mk6 you had to remove the whole unit...hoping this isn't the case!


It's quite easy, on the back on the headlight unit there is a big circular disk which you twist to unlock and pull off.  Behind there are the connections for the lights. The bottom ones are for the indicators you just twist them off too.

For the reversing light you have to pop off the access panels on the reverse side of the boot list and then do the twist to pull the bulb holder out.

The W5W bulbs are push and twist fitments in both.

Thanks for the reply, will give it a go this evening and report back.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 08 January 2014, 21:31
Well, managed to get time to do the indicators mod, but have to say I'm not overly happy with the result.

Okay, the blinking is now instant, but I just don't feel the power output from these is close enough to the outgoing halogen bulbs to warrant keeping them.

If anything, the colour is slightly duller (most likely due to the fact that the light being omitted from the LED is white and the amber housing it sits in is filtering out the majority of the spectrum, where as the original halogen was more yellow to begin with, and as such appeared brighter), so it's more of a dim orange. This is proved in the fog where the LED is far superior to the outgoing halogen where no filter exists in the housing.

Personally, I'll take the brightness over on-off duration for the indicator until such time a suitable replacement is identified. May investigate other options and feedback results!

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Croz13 on 08 January 2014, 21:43
I've finally got round to fitting my LED indicators (Brighter LED's from previous posts)
Was very easy & think looks better/completes the LED lighting on the car  :smiley:

Here's a 50/50 Vid
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/th_IMG_0043.jpg) (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/IMG_0043.mp4)

All LED
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/th_IMG_0050.jpg) (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/Golf%20GTI%20Mk7/IMG_0050.mp4)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 08 January 2014, 22:13
Looking good Croz. You got a link to the ones you used?

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Croz13 on 08 January 2014, 22:26
Looking good Croz. You got a link to the ones you used?

J

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370886793297?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649&clk_rvr_id=564928086690&afsrc=1

Here ya go mate  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 08 January 2014, 23:21
Cheers pal!

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 09 January 2014, 00:39
Are they as yellow as they look in the video mate?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 09 January 2014, 09:37
Are they as yellow as they look in the video mate?

The colouring comes from the indicator housing as the bulbs are white so I guess it's just the camera making them look more yellow.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 09 January 2014, 09:43
Are they as yellow as they look in the video mate?

The colouring comes from the indicator housing as the bulbs are white so I guess it's just the camera making them look more yellow.

Yeah i know but i'm thinking that the LED's are so bright it's a bit much for the orange casing? I doubt it would cause any problems but it would annoy me that they're a different colour to the rest.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 09 January 2014, 09:54
Are they as yellow as they look in the video mate?

The colouring comes from the indicator housing as the bulbs are white so I guess it's just the camera making them look more yellow.

Yeah i know but i'm thinking that the LED's are so bright it's a bit much for the orange casing? I doubt it would cause any problems but it would annoy me that they're a different colour to the rest.

They look orange on mine, he's got the same bulbs I ordered  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 09 January 2014, 13:00
They look splendid. Saved in my eBay watch list and I'll be ordering them nearer the time!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 09 January 2014, 13:26
Before we all go crazy with these LED indicator replacements, I'd urge you to please compare the output of these LEDs against the stock halogen yourself in the daylight to ensure you're happy and aware of the difference, you may be surprised how much duller they are.

When I swapped mine out at night, I thought they were a little less bright but was willing to give it a go. What sealed the deal though, was when approaching my car in the daytime and unlocking I could barely see the indicators flash at all. Quite a significant difference, and potentially dangerous one at that.

At the moment, I don't personally feel these are up to the job, and don't want to risk other road users not seeing my intentions (even with the side mirror LED).

I know we are all enthralled in our new vehicles, and I'm always the first to try any new mods, but let's please not forget that your own and other road users safety should always be your priority.

Drive safe everyone.

edit: Consequently, if anyone's interested, I have a spare set of these now as I originally bought two sets but will be putting the indicator ones in the reversing light. £10 including postage, saves me returning them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 09 January 2014, 15:10
Before we all go crazy with these LED indicator replacements, I'd urge you to please compare the output of these LEDs against the stock halogen yourself in the daylight to ensure you're happy and aware of the difference, you may be surprised how much duller they are.

When I swapped mine out at night, I thought they were a little less bright but was willing to give it a go. What sealed the deal though, was when approaching my car in the daytime and unlocking I could barely see the indicators flash at all. Quite a significant difference, and potentially dangerous one at that.

At the moment, I don't personally feel these are up to the job, and don't want to risk other road users not seeing my intentions (even with the side mirror LED).

I know we are all enthralled in our new vehicles, and I'm always the first to try any new mods, but let's please not forget that your own and other road users safety should always be your priority.

Drive safe everyone.

edit: Consequently, if anyone's interested, I have a spare set of these now as I originally bought two sets but will be putting the indicator ones in the reversing light. £10 including postage, saves me returning them.

Which ones did you go for the ultra bright ones?  I can see my indicators reflecting in people's cars when I'm behind them, they're much brighter than the first set I bought (now in the reversing lights).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 09 January 2014, 15:25
Yep, the second set of LEDs that was found. I can see the LEDs reflected on cars in front, albeit still a bit dull, but it's the lack of visibility when looking head on at the front in daylight that I'm not too happy with..

If your's appear bright, then that's great, I may have got a bad batch, but not holding my breath!

I think an amber coloured set would be better as more of the LEDs output would be visible, but these don't appear to be available yet, and not sure if they will be.

Golf R headlamp retrofit..? Bit extreme maybe..end of the day, the rear LEDs are superb and look the dog's! That's what's seen the most.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 09 January 2014, 17:40
Fitted the official VW roof rack (just as a test, it's not staying on unless I need it)

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/20140109_142920_1_zpscd7geqdn.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 11 January 2014, 16:45
As promised, before and after shots. Also, im off to the pics in an hour and then it will be dark so leaving spacers till tuesday (off to BCS tomorrow :grin:).

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0081_zpsa70067bd.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0081_zpsa70067bd.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0006_zpstr7dsloz.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0006_zpstr7dsloz.jpg.html)

I had the lip left on the spoiler, what do people think?...

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0005_zps0ururz8o.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0005_zps0ururz8o.jpg.html)

Right I know not all were Keen on the roof wrap going on the spoiler, well have no fear as I am fecking idiot with a jet wash and problem solved lol!
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0036_zpsit303jho.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0036_zpsit303jho.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 11 January 2014, 16:57
Put my bike on the roof for the first time  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/20140111_162224_zpsq54jmkc2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Darlo on 11 January 2014, 17:50
Gave the it a much deserved clean today

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h45/bgb_one/Mobile%20Uploads/9897D33F-0880-46B4-8539-218C65D8633C_zpskrtn0x1j.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/bgb_one/media/Mobile%20Uploads/9897D33F-0880-46B4-8539-218C65D8633C_zpskrtn0x1j.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: V5Ade on 11 January 2014, 18:18
Gave the it a much deserved clean today

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h45/bgb_one/Mobile%20Uploads/9897D33F-0880-46B4-8539-218C65D8633C_zpskrtn0x1j.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/bgb_one/media/Mobile%20Uploads/9897D33F-0880-46B4-8539-218C65D8633C_zpskrtn0x1j.jpg.html)
It looks great. I have a white 5 door on order and I've not been 100% sure it's the right colour, however the doubts have gone now I've seen yours.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 11 January 2014, 18:24
Looking good Darlo, I have a white 5 door based in Manchester too!

Hopefully see you around some time.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Darlo on 11 January 2014, 18:30
Thanks guys. The GTI in pure white all cleaned up does look fantastic!

Hopefully see you are GTI7me.... Not seen many of us round these parts  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 11 January 2014, 18:41
No you're right. I've only seen a white GTD around Manchester.

I believe there is going to be a GumBall meet at Trafford Park, I will be there with the GTI on display. No date confirmed yet, as soon as i find out i will post on here  :wink:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 11 January 2014, 19:30
Washed mine again and replaced front LED indicator bulbs for the original bulbs.
Moved the brighter bulbs to the reverse lights.
Fitted my private plate and went for a quick cruise :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 11 January 2014, 19:45
As promised, before and after shots. Also, im off to the pics in an hour and then it will be dark so leaving spacers till tuesday (off to BCS tomorrow :grin:).

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0081_zpsa70067bd.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0081_zpsa70067bd.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0006_zpstr7dsloz.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0006_zpstr7dsloz.jpg.html)

I had the lip left on the spoiler, what do people think?...

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0005_zps0ururz8o.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0005_zps0ururz8o.jpg.html)

Right I know not all were Keen on the roof wrap going on the spoiler, well have no fear as I am fecking idiot with a jet wash and problem solved lol!
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0036_zpsit303jho.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0036_zpsit303jho.jpg.html)


Looks better with the spoiler done IMO.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 11 January 2014, 19:48
Yeah well that's what I thought but oh well I'll get it sorted when I have a free weekend, unless it grows on me
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 12 January 2014, 13:23
As pointed out previously the brighter LED bulbs aren't as good as the original bulbs for reflective light output, so definitely keep this in mind if your considering buying them.
I tested mine again last night and the LED bulbs do not even reach the ground infront of the car.
The original bulbs yellow glow hits the ground and are why brighter.
I've moved my LED bulbs to the reverse lights. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 12 January 2014, 14:24
Finally finished painting the rusty wheel hubs after spending 3.5hrs messing around with the Jack lol oh well looks better now after a few coats of satin black hammerite
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 12 January 2014, 14:29
Finally finished painting the rusty wheel hubs after spending 3.5hrs messing around with the Jack lol oh well looks better now after a few coats of satin black hammerite
Any pictures and instructions? :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 12 January 2014, 15:02
Finally finished painting the rusty wheel hubs after spending 3.5hrs messing around with the Jack lol oh well looks better now after a few coats of satin black hammerite
Any pictures and instructions? :)

err ok instructions are:

Go to Halfords, buy a hammerite straight to rust pain of your choosing, I went for black as light colours will just look mucky fast imo.

Think they might even do a glow in the dark paint. If you are lazy, you can get it in a spray but this doesnt last as long as the paint in a tub. Stuffs like tar :smiley:

Get home, jack your car up, take your wheel off being extra careful as they stratch easy. Make sure the hub is clean and dry.

Then paint, or spray, the first coat. You need to leave it about 30mins before applying the next coat.

So with your 30mins you can either jack the other side up and take another one off and paint or if you only have one jack i suggest you take your wheel inside and give it a good old clean and protection, i used some Supagard stuff that came free with my last leon (you will note that Autoglym didnt give you one in your pack if you got one) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPAGARD-ALLOY-WHEEL-PROTECTOR-SPRAY-400ml-AEROSOL-/141153390836?_trksid=p2054897.l4275#ht_916wt_1170 but others are available.

You could also put some back to black on the tyres but I made lunch instead.

After you have put your second coat on, put the wheel back on, and then repeat on the other wheels :)

I would put up some before and after shots but I only just took the pics so if you want to see what it looked like before just go look at your own wheels now, no doubt they will be rusting up nicely, not summat you want to see on a new car!

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0044_zpsskzaxy7c.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0044_zpsskzaxy7c.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0041_zpsogjmarpl.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0041_zpsogjmarpl.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0042_zpsziom5drk.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0042_zpsziom5drk.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0045_zpspf77ztrz.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0045_zpspf77ztrz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mk1Macca on 12 January 2014, 15:25
The first thing I did today was pick up my STUNNING new GTD in Carbon grey :) :) :)

Second thing I did today was this...

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd303/SkydiveMacca/C475A8F9-8D4C-4BD0-9B8C-96C2B49C18D8_zpstc5tzj00.jpg) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/SkydiveMacca/media/C475A8F9-8D4C-4BD0-9B8C-96C2B49C18D8_zpstc5tzj00.jpg.html)

Subtle, but needed.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: evo GT on 12 January 2014, 15:38
Hi all,

Just added my first post to the new arrivals section...but thought I'd add that I've upgraded the cornering lights to this post to tie in with others.  I went with Osram Cool Blue Hyper (around £20 on Amazon).  To aid those of you who've not upgraded yet I've posted a video on YouTube.  These bulbs are very bright white and compliment the xenons really well.

http://youtu.be/um-7zazGRAQ

Now strictly speaking these bulbs aren't street legal, but as the cornering lights are only on for a short time and when you reverse I figured it would be ok.  Also, they're about the same brightness as the xenons so don't standout too much in the dark
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 12 January 2014, 15:41
I haven't noticed my fogs come on when I reverse. Did in my Leon but not on the Gti, is it just me?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 12 January 2014, 15:53
I haven't noticed my fogs come on when I reverse. Did in my Leon but not on the Gti, is it just me?
Ermm fog lights should only be used in fog, why would they come on when reversing? :s
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Geomets on 12 January 2014, 16:05
The fog lights won't come up. The static cornering light will :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 12 January 2014, 16:53
Plus..erm..the reversing lights..
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Geomets on 12 January 2014, 17:02
Plus..erm..the reversing lights..

That's odd :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 12 January 2014, 20:48
I haven't noticed my fogs come on when I reverse. Did in my Leon but not on the Gti, is it just me?
Ermm fog lights should only be used in fog, why would they come on when reversing? :s

Unknown but they did on all mk2 facelift leons and probably most golfs
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: charlie on 12 January 2014, 20:50
Put my bike on the roof for the first time  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/20140111_162224_zpsq54jmkc2.jpg)
nice bike what is it :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 13 January 2014, 09:52
Put my bike on the roof for the first time  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/20140111_162224_zpsq54jmkc2.jpg)
nice bike what is it :cool:

Cheers, it's a "Specialized Secteur Sport Disc Compact"  (2013 model)  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: charlie on 13 January 2014, 09:55
Put my bike on the roof for the first time  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/20140111_162224_zpsq54jmkc2.jpg)
nice bike what is it :cool:
nice I've got a specialised carve comp 2012 model  :smiley:

Cheers, it's a "Specialized Secteur Sport Disc Compact"  (2013 model)  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 13 January 2014, 10:03
I have an Apollo Slant, cheapest bike Halfrauds do  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 13 January 2014, 11:03
I have an Apollo Slant, cheapest bike Halfrauds do  :grin:

I've only had it since last summer, definitely much better than any of the ones I've had in the past!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: lew321 on 13 January 2014, 12:11
Ordered allsorts of cleaning goodies to detail the car myself. I decided after reading different advice on this great forum that the dealer finish might of been risky.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 15 January 2014, 13:34
Did the rear GTI badge in black

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/null_zps66837e8c.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/null_zps66837e8c.jpg.html)

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 15 January 2014, 13:53
Fitted the Mini 0801 dash cam -- and then realised I put it right in front of the High Beam Assist camera and had to move it again!  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 15 January 2014, 16:18
Did the rear GTI badge in black

J

Looks nice mate, can you show us the full rear?  I wonder what it looks like with the chrome vw badge?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 15 January 2014, 16:29
Did the rear GTI badge in black

J

Looks nice mate, can you show us the full rear?  I wonder what it looks like with the chrome vw badge?

+1, i think with the chrome badge it might not work and im not blacking the badges on a white car
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 15 January 2014, 16:50
No worries, just give me a few minutes.

I think it looks good because the black is only on the face of the letters. The rest is still chrome. I would not like full black letters.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 15 January 2014, 16:58
OK here it is, excuse the crappy iPhone pics, they don't show it off very well at all.

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/null_zpsdb92318a.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/null_zpsdb92318a.jpg.html)

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 15 January 2014, 17:16
OK here it is, excuse the crappy iPhone pics, they don't show it off very well at all.

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/null_zpsdb92318a.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/null_zpsdb92318a.jpg.html)

J

it looks good but with a chrome exhaust im not sure, maybe if you got black pipes...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 15 January 2014, 17:27
I like that blacked out gti badge. Matches the spoiler
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 15 January 2014, 17:30
I like that blacked out gti badge. Matches the spoiler

Problem with black badges is after a while they fade and look tacky
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 15 January 2014, 17:31
I like that blacked out gti badge. Matches the spoiler

Problem with black badges is after a while they fade and look tacky

Yeah I can I agine that to be the case.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 15 January 2014, 17:37
OK here it is, excuse the crappy iPhone pics, they don't show it off very well at all.


J

Looks good to me, the gloss black behind the VW badge goes with it  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 15 January 2014, 17:38
Will just have to see how it goes Graham, i'm picking the replacement up in March anyway so it will have to be off by then!

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 15 January 2014, 17:39
Cheers Monsta, my thoughts exactly  :smiley:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 15 January 2014, 19:26
Cheers Monsta, my thoughts exactly  :smiley:

J

Was it one of those ebay stickers?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 15 January 2014, 21:29
OK here it is, excuse the crappy iPhone pics, they don't show it off very well at all.


J

Looks good to me, the gloss black behind the VW badge goes with it  :smiley:

+1 on this, looks a really nice touch!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 16 January 2014, 18:09
Drove it with the sunroof OPEN!!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 16 January 2014, 18:23
Nice! How does it sound? Any different?

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 16 January 2014, 18:36
Nice! How does it sound? Any different?

J

I'm going to guess windy
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 16 January 2014, 18:42
Would be good to hear the exhaust a little more. Bet you can't wait for your new one Graham!

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 16 January 2014, 21:24
I experienced, for the first time, driving in the rain with my recently GTechniq G1 treated glass - superb! Above 45mph wipers no longer needed   :laugh:

Dash cam clip of my commute home:  http://youtu.be/hP6N_rMt-RI (http://youtu.be/hP6N_rMt-RI)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 16 January 2014, 21:35
I experienced, for the first time, driving in the rain with my recently GTechniq G1 treated glass - superb! Above 45mph wipers no longer needed   :laugh:

Dash cam clip of my commute home:  http://youtu.be/hP6N_rMt-RI (http://youtu.be/hP6N_rMt-RI)
Looking good, AutoGlym glass polish and Rain X does a similar job but maybe not as good  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 16 January 2014, 21:56
I experienced, for the first time, driving in the rain with my recently GTechniq G1 treated glass - superb! Above 45mph wipers no longer needed   :laugh:

Dash cam clip of my commute home:  http://youtu.be/hP6N_rMt-RI (http://youtu.be/hP6N_rMt-RI)

That's impressive!  Very therapeutic to watch!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 16 January 2014, 22:14
I experienced, for the first time, driving in the rain with my recently GTechniq G1 treated glass - superb! Above 45mph wipers no longer needed   :laugh:

Dash cam clip of my commute home:  http://youtu.be/hP6N_rMt-RI (http://youtu.be/hP6N_rMt-RI)

That's impressive!  Very therapeutic to watch!

Tell me about it! *insert sleepy emoticon here*
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mk1Macca on 16 January 2014, 22:15
Nice!

I'm getting the car detailed then the whole car G1'd on Saturday :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 16 January 2014, 22:26
Would be good to hear the exhaust a little more. Bet you can't wait for your new one Graham!

J

No I can't mate, dropping off Sat then a long week's wait
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Noodile on 16 January 2014, 23:01
sorry wrong thread
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 17 January 2014, 09:55
I thought ours were already darkened? Is the R darker? Show us when you do it
I too thought that the GTi and Golf R rear lights are the same units, its only the front headlight units which have the twin Uu and LED turn signal strips.  :nerd:

hmmm, anyone else think these look darker.... http://www.kunzmann.de/shop/en/led-rear-light-set-vw-golf-7-r-genuine-volkswagen-exterieur.htm

against.... http://www.kunzmann.de/shop/en/exterieur-volkswagen-golf-7-vw-original-led-tail-light-set.htm
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 17 January 2014, 10:01
Almost certain the R lights are darker than the GTI as with previous models. Wouldn't like to say for sure until i see one next to the other though.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 17 January 2014, 10:02
I thought ours were already darkened? Is the R darker? Show us when you do it
I too thought that the GTi and Golf R rear lights are the same units, its only the front headlight units which have the twin Uu and LED turn signal strips.  :nerd:

hmmm, anyone else think these look darker.... http://www.kunzmann.de/shop/en/led-rear-light-set-vw-golf-7-r-genuine-volkswagen-exterieur.htm

against.... http://www.kunzmann.de/shop/en/exterieur-volkswagen-golf-7-vw-original-led-tail-light-set.htm

The R tails are darker than the GTI ones, i'll post some pics when i get mine in march! :drool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 17 January 2014, 10:09
Your correct, the following external parts are unique to the Golf R over the GTi

- alloy wheels
- side skirts
- rear bumper
- rear roof spoiler incl side fins
- rear LED lights
- exhaust system and diffuser
- front bumper
- front LED lights
- mirrors

 :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 17 January 2014, 16:36
What i did today was panic..... I was driving along, just in the estate where i live and i heard a metal grinding noise :shocked:, not sire where it came from , bit i stopped and switched the car off, started again and have driven 20 mile since and not heard a thing....maybe it could of been a chipping in the brake discs??
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: corgi on 17 January 2014, 16:51
.maybe it could of been a chipping in the brake discs??

It could have been but why would turning the ignition off then back on clear that?  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 17 January 2014, 17:25
Loving that g1 video. Definitely need to get some of that!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 17 January 2014, 17:26

hmmm, anyone else think these look darker.... http://www.kunzmann.de/shop/en/led-rear-light-set-vw-golf-7-r-genuine-volkswagen-exterieur.htm

against.... http://www.kunzmann.de/shop/en/exterieur-volkswagen-golf-7-vw-original-led-tail-light-set.htm

Tempted to order these  :smiley: You can sell your standard GTI LED ones on ebay easily I reckon...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 17 January 2014, 17:28
Them R lights look pretty special too. Wonder if you could just tint our LEDs though for slightly cheaper.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 17 January 2014, 17:31
Them R lights look pretty special too. Wonder if you could just tint our LEDs though for slightly cheaper.

That is what i'm going to attempt Kyle. Use some light smoke tinting film.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 17 January 2014, 17:35
Them R lights look pretty special too. Wonder if you could just tint our LEDs though for slightly cheaper.

I'd be interested to see pictures if and when you do mate.

That is what i'm going to attempt Kyle. Use some light smoke tinting film.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 17 January 2014, 17:46

So today I fitted some vinyl strips on my sills, not the most attractive but at least I'm protected from unsightly scuffs

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0048_zpsy1pmuuyr.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0048_zpsy1pmuuyr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 19 January 2014, 13:31
Branded my mats with some GTI logos plates from China.  I wasn't sure about these when they turned up in the post but now I've fitted them they look pretty smart.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-18215731_zpsdb71dae6.jpg)(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/20140119_114440_1_zpsf2543a78.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 19 January 2014, 13:48
Branded my mats with some GTI logos plates from China.  I wasn't sure about these when they turned up in the post but now I've fitted them they look pretty smart.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-18215731_zpsdb71dae6.jpg)(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/20140119_114440_1_zpsf2543a78.jpg)

They don't look bad  :smug:  Looks like they are the right font too. Are they eBay jobbies ??
Do you still have the details for them please ??
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 19 January 2014, 13:52

They don't look bad  :smug:  Looks like they are the right font too. Are they eBay jobbies ??
Do you still have the details for them please ??

Yeah, I work in design so wouldn't buy anything that is the wrong typeface  :nerd:

They're cheap too, which is why I thought I'd give them a go.

Here's a link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251255627464 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251255627464)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 19 January 2014, 13:55

They don't look bad  :smug:  Looks like they are the right font too. Are they eBay jobbies ??
Do you still have the details for them please ??

Yeah, I work in design so wouldn't buy anything that is the wrong typeface  :nerd:

They're cheap too, which is why I thought I'd give them a go.



Here's a link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251255627464 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251255627464)


Thanks. Think I will get some sorted.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 19 January 2014, 14:16
What secures them to the mats?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 19 January 2014, 14:21
What secures them to the mats?
Looks like you have to drill holes and use the provided bolts  :shocked:
Personally wouldn't a good embroidery company be able to embroid directly onto the mat?  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 19 January 2014, 14:22
What secures them to the mats?


Looks like nuts and bolts which is a bit odd? But as long as they don't wear through the carpet then i suppose it doesn't really matter.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 19 January 2014, 14:30
What secures them to the mats?


Looks like nuts and bolts which is a bit odd? But as long as they don't wear through the carpet then i suppose it doesn't really matter.

Sorry didn't see the post with the eBay link, looks self explanatory now I've seen the link, I'd be worried someone would catch them and tear the carpet but maybe it's more secure than I give it credit for
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 19 January 2014, 14:33
The bolts are really small, the picture on the page makes them look massive.  I just pressed the holes through, you can actually remove them without any remaining marks as they are that small.

No drilling needed, no chance of someone ripping the carpet (bolts with washers on the reverse side)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 19 January 2014, 15:00

They don't look bad  :smug:  Looks like they are the right font too. Are they eBay jobbies ??
Do you still have the details for them please ??

Yeah, I work in design so wouldn't buy anything that is the wrong typeface  :nerd:

They're cheap too, which is why I thought I'd give them a go.

Here's a link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251255627464 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251255627464)

Thanks for the link Monsta. Know wot you mean, I work in design too and VERY fussy about me typography! :nerd: :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 20 January 2014, 13:24
Signing the finance docs today. Anything to watch out for?

Cheers
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 20 January 2014, 13:29
Signing the finance docs today. Anything to watch out for?

Cheers

Not particularly but just check the figures and make sure its what you agreed before you sign. Also check to make sure that all the options you specced are listed and nothing is missing.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 20 January 2014, 13:32
Signing the finance docs today. Anything to watch out for?

Cheers

Aye, make sure the salesperson doesn’t sneak Autoglym, GAP, tyre/alloy insurance etc into the financial docs if you don’t want them (can be bought far more cheaply elsewhere). Go over the finance forms with a fine-toothed comb, and if you want the service pack, make sure they offer it as the £199 price for taking out VW finance and not the dearer price for cash buyers.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 20 January 2014, 15:56
Sorted. Wondered why it was £165 more... Forgot about adding the camera!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 20 January 2014, 19:24
Noticed again how thin the lacquer looks on the Austins and how I really have no confidence in the long term durability of their finish. The lacquer almost looks like crazy paving in places but probably not bad enough to warrant a dealer visit despite how well cared for they are (and boy are they a pain in the arse to clean).
Also noticed again that the NSR brake calliper is flaking more paint, again despite very good care.
Will possibly get a touch up pen in flat red to keep on top of it.


PS, does anybody know how much dealer discounts are available on VW accessories? My dealer is as tight as a ducks posterior so I'll have to search further afield...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 20 January 2014, 20:49
Noticed again how thin the lacquer looks on the Austins and how I really have no confidence in the long term durability of their finish. The lacquer almost looks like crazy paving in places but probably not bad enough to warrant a dealer visit despite how well cared for they are (and boy are they a pain in the arse to clean).

Last time I had polished diamond cut wheels, they were on my MK5 GT (Hockenheims or Interlagos, can't remember), and they got the dreaded whiteworm on 2 years old, as did the boot opener/badge foil, and the foils on the wheel centre caps. Time will tell if we will be suffering cosmetic corrosion. All replaced under warrranty by Pulman after Benfield bottled it, worrying VW would not reimburse if they replaced under warranty.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 25 January 2014, 14:43
Today I drove my car back from Bcs grinning all the way, car sounds amazing and noticeably faster, top job!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 25 January 2014, 15:52
Today I drove my car back from Bcs grinning all the way, car sounds amazing and noticeably faster, top job!

Get some vids up!

Today I've been playing around with VCDS. Mostly on the missus Leon though.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 25 January 2014, 15:57
Today I drove my car back from Bcs grinning all the way, car sounds amazing and noticeably faster, top job!

Get some vids up!

Today I've been playing around with VCDS. Mostly on the missus Leon though.

It's a Powervalve so you don't make noise just revving it on standstill, nige at bcs however has done some vids earlier today so keep your eye out for them, but it's brilliant there's no other word for it, got a nice burble to it when you start up and it bellows deeper when your plodding along but nothing too intrusive. Then you put your foot down...:smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 25 January 2014, 16:53
Today I washed it, it rained mid-way so I gave up..... until 1hr later.... I got all the gear back out and finished it off lol.
Topped up Aquawax and plan to apply glass polish tomorrow along with tyre dressing...
ready for next weeks motorway commuting :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JamesR27 on 25 January 2014, 18:21
Today I managed to get a good clean in

Then I fitted new bulbs to the static Corning lights and LED's to the sun visor lights.

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: SNR on 25 January 2014, 20:02
Washed it, drove it! 200 miles round trip. There I  tried an Eco drive, first decent long run. Eco mode. 70 mph all way, 50.3 (v disappointed). Back Normal mode, pushing on 42. That will be the first and last Eco setting/attempt ever.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 25 January 2014, 20:11
Washed it, drove it! 200 miles round trip. There I  tried an Eco drive, first decent long run. Eco mode. 70 mph all way, 50.3 (v disappointed). Back Normal mode, pushing on 42. That will be the first and last Eco setting/attempt ever.

You better have a gtd to complain about that, I gor 35mpg on the way home from bcs today!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 26 January 2014, 16:06
Looking to replace the cornering lights, however what are the best to buy...

Philips, H7 MasterDuty BlueVision, Headlight Lamp, 24 V

or

OSRAM H7 COOL BLUE HYPER 5000K BLUE BULBS (not road legal ive heard).

Cheers
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 26 January 2014, 16:19
I have mtec cosmos blue, but either of them will look better than the standard yellow ones so I'd get the cheapest
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 26 January 2014, 16:21
Looking to replace the cornering lights, however what are the best to buy...

Philips, H7 MasterDuty BlueVision, Headlight Lamp, 24 V

or

OSRAM H7 COOL BLUE HYPER 5000K BLUE BULBS (not road legal ive heard).

Cheers

I had those on the picture and they were very good.

(http://shrani.si/f/17/10p/1oGpWxqX/1/dsc01078.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/f/2s/J5/15LkTprW/12.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/f/42/sc/3NUNN6sS/13.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 26 January 2014, 16:29
They seem very bright but not a good xenon colour match, look like super white mtecs, see comparison on garage door here http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138890
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 26 January 2014, 16:51
They seem very bright but not a good xenon colour match, look like super white mtecs, see comparison on garage door here http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138890

Cheers lads, super white mtecs it is, personal opinion I suppose.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/mtec-super-white

Absolute car noob, so what am I buying here, the MTEC H7 12v 55w?

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 26 January 2014, 16:58
Lol I thought the cosmos blue was a better match than super white, but the choice is yours mate
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 26 January 2014, 17:05
Lol I thought the cosmos blue was a better match than super white, but the choice is yours mate

My bad  :grin: from reading this forum you seem to know your sh!t...so il follow suit lol

What exact bulbs did you get, as there is a shed load, H9, H11s, H4s etc etc etc

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 26 January 2014, 17:13
These are the ones I got mate http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=271132997804

The h7,8,9,11 crap is the fitment, so h7 will fit our cornering lights (we are talking about the ones that point sideways in the cluster yeah?) and the other bulbs in your car should all be led except your indicators and reverse bulbs but I'd only upgrade the reverse one as the the indicators are a bit pointless imo
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 26 January 2014, 17:16
And I don't know too much, I just get bored easily and change loads of things :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 26 January 2014, 17:27
These are the ones I got mate http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=271132997804

The h7,8,9,11 crap is the fitment, so h7 will fit our cornering lights (we are talking about the ones that point sideways in the cluster yeah?) and the other bulbs in your car should all be led except your indicators and reverse bulbs but I'd only upgrade the reverse one as the the indicators are a bit pointless imo

No worries then, greatly appreciated for the help! And yeh the lights that point sideways. Take it this takes a few minutes to fit?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 26 January 2014, 18:31
Yeah just a few mins, if it takes you any long your doing it wrong, just remember to twist the right way and you'll be fine
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 27 January 2014, 10:41
Passed the 1000 mile mark in the GTD and treated myself to the first real prolonged full throttle experience. I can happily report back that I will be doing that a lot more from now on!  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: FNJ-GTI on 27 January 2014, 16:19
Picked off all the leaves and seeds that collected on it after a windy weekend. Had hoped to get rid of them with a fast blast to work but, as always, was stuck in stop/start traffic all the way in.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 29 January 2014, 19:49

It's raining so I removed the front grill for this, I'll post a pic of it on the car in the daylight when it's not raining.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-29193607_zps3a46be6c.jpg)
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-01-29193626_zpsb7611479.jpg)

Being self-adhesive vinyl, the chrome edging is still visible but I think this compliments the chrome next to the red strip whilst bringing the GTI badge inline with my plasti-dipped black VW one.

I'm pretty happy with this but I'm sure there will be some who think it's better left as standard, the beauty is I can just put it back to normal in 5 minutes if I change my mind  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 30 January 2014, 10:25
I like it a lot! Looks great and the red outline really compliments the red stripe! Nicely done!   :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 30 January 2014, 11:53
Filled up my washer bottle as the system keep bonging at me and warning on the dash to fill it up. AFAIK, this is the first time I've filled it in 4 months ownership - surely not ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 30 January 2014, 12:04
Filled up my washer bottle as the system keep bonging at me and warning on the dash to fill it up. AFAIK, this is the first time I've filled it in 4 months ownership - surely not ?

Have you maybe topped it up when sleepwalking and dreaming about your Golf? :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 30 January 2014, 12:08
Nah, I think the reason why the fuel tank is smaller on the MK7 is that it's been dislodged by the washer bottle - must be 10 or 11 gallons in it. I've noticed when the bottle was empty, my MPG improved considerably  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gingernick on 30 January 2014, 13:07
I drove to work...with a great big daft grin on my face
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 30 January 2014, 13:18
Made me smile that the tyre pressure gizmo actually works. Came on to inform me that my rear right has lost some pressure. Off to the petrol pump to fill up.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 30 January 2014, 13:26
Made me smile that the tyre pressure gizmo actually works. Came on to inform me that my rear right has lost some pressure. Off to the petrol pump to fill up.

Thats one thing i would rather not see any time soon  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 30 January 2014, 14:47
I like it a lot! Looks great and the red outline really compliments the red stripe! Nicely done!   :cool:

Cheers  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 30 January 2014, 15:33
Made me smile that the tyre pressure gizmo actually works. Came on to inform me that my rear right has lost some pressure. Off to the petrol pump to fill up.

So it tells you which tyre?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 30 January 2014, 17:01
Made me smile that the tyre pressure gizmo actually works. Came on to inform me that my rear right has lost some pressure. Off to the petrol pump to fill up.

So it tells you which tyre?

Yep on the head up display And also when you press car on the infotainment system all the tyres are red until u scroll across to where you set tyre pressure it shoes the tyre in red and the warning remains until you reset the right pressure then hit set. Very cool. What's not cool is that the tyre was at 25psi. Hope it's not a slow puncture these contis aren't cheap.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: sleg on 30 January 2014, 19:11
Yep the head up display tells you which tyre, made a detour to work yesterday and the warning came on, so I got out and could hear the dreaded sound of air leaving the tyre  :angry:

Found a piece of metal about half an inch long stick out of the centre of the tyre, so I had to swap the wheel in the rain and just so you are all prepared the wheel brace is really short so I had to find some piping at work.

Took the tyre to my local tyre centre and he told me they don't do the Continental Contact 2's anymore, so he said he would look but it would be most likely a contact 3! I really didn't want this as I've only covered 1200 miles, so a non matching tyre already would be awful. Luckily he got me one but said he had to call around. I can't believe they are already being end of line as so many of us have them! so is he telling porkies?

Anyone new tyre for £129 fitted and all ok again!

Sleg
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 30 January 2014, 19:26
Yep the head up display tells you which tyre, made a detour to work yesterday and the warning came on, so I got out and could hear the dreaded sound of air leaving the tyre  :angry:

Found a piece of metal about half an inch long stick out of the centre of the tyre, so I had to swap the wheel in the rain and just so you are all prepared the wheel brace is really short so I had to find some piping at work.

Took the tyre to my local tyre centre and he told me they don't do the Continental Contact 2's anymore, so he said he would look but it would be most likely a contact 3! I really didn't want this as I've only covered 1200 miles, so a non matching tyre already would be awful. Luckily he got me one but said he had to call around. I can't believe they are already being end of line as so many of us have them! so is he telling porkies?

Anyone new tyre for £129 fitted and all ok again!

Sleg

No he's right conti sport contact 2's have been superseded by sport contact 3's.  There will be old stock still around though.  Bit naughty of vw putting cars out with a discontinued tyre.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 30 January 2014, 20:03
Yep the head up display tells you which tyre, made a detour to work yesterday and the warning came on, so I got out and could hear the dreaded sound of air leaving the tyre  :angry:

Found a piece of metal about half an inch long stick out of the centre of the tyre, so I had to swap the wheel in the rain and just so you are all prepared the wheel brace is really short so I had to find some piping at work.

Took the tyre to my local tyre centre and he told me they don't do the Continental Contact 2's anymore, so he said he would look but it would be most likely a contact 3! I really didn't want this as I've only covered 1200 miles, so a non matching tyre already would be awful. Luckily he got me one but said he had to call around. I can't believe they are already being end of line as so many of us have them! so is he telling porkies?

Anyone new tyre for £129 fitted and all ok again!

Sleg

No he's right conti sport contact 2's have been superseded by sport contact 3's.  There will be old stock still around though.  Bit naughty of vw putting cars out with a discontinued tyre.
What about the sport contact 5?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 30 January 2014, 20:32
Yep the head up display tells you which tyre, made a detour to work yesterday and the warning came on, so I got out and could hear the dreaded sound of air leaving the tyre  :angry:

Found a piece of metal about half an inch long stick out of the centre of the tyre, so I had to swap the wheel in the rain and just so you are all prepared the wheel brace is really short so I had to find some piping at work.

Took the tyre to my local tyre centre and he told me they don't do the Continental Contact 2's anymore, so he said he would look but it would be most likely a contact 3! I really didn't want this as I've only covered 1200 miles, so a non matching tyre already would be awful. Luckily he got me one but said he had to call around. I can't believe they are already being end of line as so many of us have them! so is he telling porkies?

Anyone new tyre for £129 fitted and all ok again!

Sleg

No he's right conti sport contact 2's have been superseded by sport contact 3's.  There will be old stock still around though.  Bit naughty of vw putting cars out with a discontinued tyre.
What about the sport contact 5?

Do you mean, are they being discontinued?   Not to my knowledge.  I have 5p's and no problems getting those.  Had 2 new one's recently.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 30 January 2014, 20:49
Yep the head up display tells you which tyre, made a detour to work yesterday and the warning came on, so I got out and could hear the dreaded sound of air leaving the tyre  :angry:

Found a piece of metal about half an inch long stick out of the centre of the tyre, so I had to swap the wheel in the rain and just so you are all prepared the wheel brace is really short so I had to find some piping at work.

Took the tyre to my local tyre centre and he told me they don't do the Continental Contact 2's anymore, so he said he would look but it would be most likely a contact 3! I really didn't want this as I've only covered 1200 miles, so a non matching tyre already would be awful. Luckily he got me one but said he had to call around. I can't believe they are already being end of line as so many of us have them! so is he telling porkies?

Anyone new tyre for £129 fitted and all ok again!

Sleg

No he's right conti sport contact 2's have been superseded by sport contact 3's.  There will be old stock still around though.  Bit naughty of vw putting cars out with a discontinued tyre.
What about the sport contact 5?

Do you mean, are they being discontinued?   Not to my knowledge.  I have 5p's and no problems getting those.  Had 2 new one's recently.
Dont the 5's supersede the 3's?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 30 January 2014, 21:11
Yep the head up display tells you which tyre, made a detour to work yesterday and the warning came on, so I got out and could hear the dreaded sound of air leaving the tyre  :angry:

Found a piece of metal about half an inch long stick out of the centre of the tyre, so I had to swap the wheel in the rain and just so you are all prepared the wheel brace is really short so I had to find some piping at work.

Took the tyre to my local tyre centre and he told me they don't do the Continental Contact 2's anymore, so he said he would look but it would be most likely a contact 3! I really didn't want this as I've only covered 1200 miles, so a non matching tyre already would be awful. Luckily he got me one but said he had to call around. I can't believe they are already being end of line as so many of us have them! so is he telling porkies?

Anyone new tyre for £129 fitted and all ok again!

Sleg

No he's right conti sport contact 2's have been superseded by sport contact 3's.  There will be old stock still around though.  Bit naughty of vw putting cars out with a discontinued tyre.
What about the sport contact 5?

Do you mean, are they being discontinued?   Not to my knowledge.  I have 5p's and no problems getting those.  Had 2 new one's recently.
Dont the 5's supersede the 3's?

Edit:  not sure tbh  If in doubt take a look on the website.

http://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/www/tyres_uk_en/themes/car-tyres/standard-car-tyres/contisportcontact/

The SC5 and SC5p's are high and ultra high performance tyres in the SC line up.  The only real difference between 5 and 5p is size options and speed index
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 31 January 2014, 07:21
conti 2's are still widely available and haven't been discontinued. the ones on my car were manufactured just recently.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 31 January 2014, 08:04
conti 2's are still widely available and haven't been discontinued. the ones on my car were manufactured just recently.

A lot of confusion over this.  They were supposed to be phasing them out, but maybe that's no longer the case! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 31 January 2014, 08:57
conti 2's are still widely available and haven't been discontinued. the ones on my car were manufactured just recently.

A lot of confusion over this.  They were supposed to be phasing them out, but maybe that's no longer the case!

I had Conti 2s on my Mk6 and had to change to the Conti 3s when I got a puncture, was told that they don't manufacture them anymore and they've been superseded. Seems strange people are getting other information!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 31 January 2014, 13:18
Maybe they only make them for OEM fitting for car manuacturers at huge discount - no development costs tagged onto the cost of them and officially they are obsolete - does make it a bugger if you do need a replacement thought.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 31 January 2014, 17:47
actually that sounds right matt. I'm sure I got told that by the local seat dealer a while ago. not a bad tyre if I'm honest but won't be putting conti 3s on because of the cracking issue on them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 31 January 2014, 17:59
Agree that sound right too, and it does actually state on the conti website that they are still fitted as oem on many vehicle makes

"ContiSportContact™ 2

High performance tyre - predecessor to the current ContiSportContactTM 3

Predecessor to the current ContiSportContact 3 , the ContiSportContact 2 has excellent braking and cornering safety, ultra-precise steering response and outstanding traction and grip on wet and dry surfaces.This hugely successful tyre is still fitted as original equipment on many vehicles including Ford Focus and Galaxy, Audi A4, Saab 9.3 and 9.5, Renault Megane, plus many others.
"
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 31 January 2014, 18:25
I'd rather have them than my Bridgestones, although they don't seem to have been as slippery over the last week.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GolfTi on 31 January 2014, 19:06
I had a set of Conti 5 s on my mk 6 . Excellent tyre and instant increase in mpg after they replaced the Bridgestones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 01 February 2014, 13:46
Gave it quick snow foam (hand held sprayer) and a jet wash so I can see my GTI badge mod in full effect  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-02-01133222_zpsce316ff4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: RedGTD on 01 February 2014, 15:09
Just a minor upgrade.
Brushed Aluminium, going to get my rear diffuser painted gloss black also.
Anyone else noticed that the standard wheel finish is terrible? Where the diamond cut and the black meet is horrible.

Hope this works ??

(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt200/Jam_Master_Dave/ae79efb40427c75b7a4549858b6ca17b.jpg)
(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt200/Jam_Master_Dave/th_2f8220810be0868f04a6494cc10024c6.jpg) (http://s611.photobucket.com/albums/tt200/Jam_Master_Dave/?action=view&current=2f8220810be0868f04a6494cc10024c6.jpg)

Not sure how to post images, plus using an iPad for this is painful.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 01 February 2014, 15:27
Looking forward to seeing the gloss diffuser. Thought about doing this myself.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: RedGTD on 01 February 2014, 15:32
Meant to say got this done at Infinity Wraps in Cumberbauld.
30mins, £40.00 for the mirrors.
Cheap and easy mod.

Rear diffuser will need to be painted, as it's rough plastic a wrap won't hold so well.
The Chappy at infinity said £50-£60 done in a day.
Is it easy to take off myself? I suspect it's just a few screws.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 01 February 2014, 16:30
Just a minor upgrade.
Brushed Aluminium, going to get my rear diffuser painted gloss black also.
Anyone else noticed that the standard wheel finish is terrible? Where the diamond cut and the black meet is horrible.

Hope this works ??

(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt200/Jam_Master_Dave/ae79efb40427c75b7a4549858b6ca17b.jpg)
(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt200/Jam_Master_Dave/th_2f8220810be0868f04a6494cc10024c6.jpg) (http://s611.photobucket.com/albums/tt200/Jam_Master_Dave/?action=view&current=2f8220810be0868f04a6494cc10024c6.jpg)

Not sure how to post images, plus using an iPad for this is painful.

Not bad at all, looks cracking. Any more photos? Be keen to see more to see if i could be tempted
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: RedGTD on 01 February 2014, 17:18
(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt200/Jam_Master_Dave/1746f24843135b8b8982e49cb9ab4ce8.jpg)

Just one more from the front.
Looking at new wheels for her.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 01 February 2014, 18:52
Looks a good job, I'd of been tempted to go with black though to compliment the black in the bumper.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: RedGTD on 01 February 2014, 19:00
Looks a good job, I'd of been tempted to go with black though to compliment the black in the bumper.

I had thought about gloss black, but so many cars have these.
Then on route to Infinity Wraps a Red RS4 past me and liked the contrast with the red and aluminium.
The pics don't do it justice, though for £40 it's easy changed, might look at gun metal or anthracite next.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 01 February 2014, 20:16
I fitted door exit warning lights. It's more involved than doing it in the mk5. I'll put up a how-to during the week.

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/4FAD6DAE-20A3-4499-B22D-AA00437A31D6_zpsoszi1cfk.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 03 February 2014, 17:03
Just went for a spin down the road, is this weather ever going to get better,
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v677/welshade/2ccd5e17-7b99-4b08-8bd0-71f6be6ab824_zpse15ca099.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/welshade/media/2ccd5e17-7b99-4b08-8bd0-71f6be6ab824_zpse15ca099.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 03 February 2014, 17:26
I dinged my driver's door on saturday... Grrrrrrrrr! So annoyed with myself, the irony being I'm so paranoid when parking it.
The door slipped out of my hand in the wind and swung out and hit the window sill of the house. The paint is totally unmarked but the leading edge of the door is slightly bent in beneath the handle. I've been onto my PDR guy and he reckons it's an easy-ish fix... he actually fixed a similar one for me in my last car. Bloody miracle worker. Here's hoping he does his magic again...

I have to say the metal in the panels is so so thin and very easy to ding. The paint on the other hand seems very resilient.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 03 February 2014, 20:46
Looks a good job, I'd of been tempted to go with black though to compliment the black in the bumper.

I had thought about gloss black, but so many cars have these.
Then on route to Infinity Wraps a Red RS4 past me and liked the contrast with the red and aluminium.
The pics don't do it justice, though for £40 it's easy changed, might look at gun metal or anthracite next.

Looks good to me, got that Golf R feel  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MAW73 on 03 February 2014, 21:01
Gave it quick snow foam (hand held sprayer) and a jet wash so I can see my GTI badge mod in full effect  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-02-01133222_zpsce316ff4.jpg)

What hand held sprayer have you got mate? Does it foam up well?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 03 February 2014, 21:24


What hand held sprayer have you got mate? Does it foam up well?

I've got a Marolex Master 1500, I modified it using some instructions from this polish forum;

http://forum.kosmetykaaut.pl/viewtopic.php?t=8293 (http://forum.kosmetykaaut.pl/viewtopic.php?t=8293)

It's not bad, nowhere near as good as the pressure washer but probably as good as you can expect from a hand held.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb4uiEFA0Go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb4uiEFA0Go)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 04 February 2014, 15:23
Fitted the lights from the rear of the Golf R  :cool:

Old on the left, new on the right  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-02-04-1329_zpsaf50a3f1.png)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 04 February 2014, 15:36
Fitted the lights from the rear of the Golf R  :cool:

Old on the left, new on the right  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-02-04-1329_zpsaf50a3f1.png)

They look identical yet with a darker tint almost, would it not have been cheaper to have a SPi vision light kit instead?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 04 February 2014, 15:37
Nice  :smiley:
Are the clusters costly? I'm assuming they are!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 04 February 2014, 15:38
They look identical yet with a darker tint almost, would it not have been cheaper to have a SPi vision light kit instead?

They are the same just darker... Sold my set to a Golf owner with "normal" lights so cost next to nothing...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 04 February 2014, 15:39
Nice  :smiley:
Are the clusters costly? I'm assuming they are!

Yep, but if you sell your original LED ones you don't have to fork out much  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 February 2014, 15:51
Not today but Saturday, spent the morning at Shark lowering and then mapping the shark-in-the-box for a sweet 300bhp.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 04 February 2014, 15:58
Not today but Saturday, spent the morning at Shark lowering and then mapping the shark-in-the-box for a sweet 300bhp.

Wowsers, 300BHP?!

What springs did you go for?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 February 2014, 16:13
Not today but Saturday, spent the morning at Shark lowering and then mapping the shark-in-the-box for a sweet 300bhp.

Wowsers, 300BHP?!

What springs did you go for?

Well thats a bit confusing, initially i thought i was going for Eibach Sportlines (or in my words, Whatever was on that Milltek one) turns out theyre Prolines, but look at lot lower than the last prolines i installed 6 years ago so i wonder if there is going to be one type from Eibach on the mk7?

I am very happy with them, not too low and not too high, I would trade not scraping my gti on speedbumps for a few mm anyway.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 04 February 2014, 16:20

Well thats a bit confusing, initially i thought i was going for Eibach Sportlines (or in my words, Whatever was on that Milltek one) turns out theyre Prolines, but look at lot lower than the last prolines i installed 6 years ago so i wonder if there is going to be one type from Eibach on the mk7?

I am very happy with them, not too low and not too high, I would trade not scraping my gti on speedbumps for a few mm anyway.

Nice, got any pics?  Thinking of going VWR within mine...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 04 February 2014, 16:36

Well thats a bit confusing, initially i thought i was going for Eibach Sportlines (or in my words, Whatever was on that Milltek one) turns out theyre Prolines, but look at lot lower than the last prolines i installed 6 years ago so i wonder if there is going to be one type from Eibach on the mk7?

I am very happy with them, not too low and not too high, I would trade not scraping my gti on speedbumps for a few mm anyway.

Nice, got any pics?  Thinking of going VWR within mine...

I should have my VWR's delivered in the next few days. When I'll get around to fitting them is the next question.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MAW73 on 04 February 2014, 16:51
Fitted the lights from the rear of the Golf R  :cool:

Old on the left, new on the right  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-02-04-1329_zpsaf50a3f1.png)

They look identical yet with a darker tint almost, would it not have been cheaper to have a SPi vision light kit instead?

A subtle but great mod. Your car would look pretty nice from the rear debadged as well.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 04 February 2014, 16:54
A subtle but great mod. Your car would look pretty nice from the rear debadged as well.

Thanks :smiley:

Thinking of going black badges on the back like I did on the front;

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-02-01120934_zps0b0c8e06.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 February 2014, 17:05

Well thats a bit confusing, initially i thought i was going for Eibach Sportlines (or in my words, Whatever was on that Milltek one) turns out theyre Prolines, but look at lot lower than the last prolines i installed 6 years ago so i wonder if there is going to be one type from Eibach on the mk7?

I am very happy with them, not too low and not too high, I would trade not scraping my gti on speedbumps for a few mm anyway.

Nice, got any pics?  Thinking of going VWR within mine...

No mate, meant to clean it yesterday and take a photo but never got chance (too much tv to watch) and it'll be dark when i get home, maybe tomorrow or maybe next weekend tbh.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 04 February 2014, 17:05
A subtle but great mod. Your car would look pretty nice from the rear debadged as well.

Thanks :smiley:

Thinking of going black badges on the back like I did on the front;

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-02-01120934_zps0b0c8e06.jpg)

Was it a straight forward plug & play with the lights or did they require any sort of coding. The R headlights would be an awesome addition :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 04 February 2014, 17:25
Was it a straight forward plug & play with the lights or did they require any sort of coding. The R headlights would be an awesome addition :smiley:

Plug and play, really easy - just one bolt per outer cluster and two for the inner ones on the hatch. 

I suspect the headlights would be a bigger job!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 February 2014, 17:28
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0055_zpsnh7a8p0j.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0055_zpsnh7a8p0j.jpg.html)

It's dark, but there she is
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 04 February 2014, 17:43
Liking the R tail lights Monsta. Great mod  :wink:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 04 February 2014, 17:44
Springs look fantastic Graham. Make sure you post a pic in the daylight  :smiley:

How are you finding 300hp?!

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 04 February 2014, 18:05
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/DSC_0055_zpsnh7a8p0j.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/DSC_0055_zpsnh7a8p0j.jpg.html)

It's dark, but there she is

Nice, looking forward to a daylight shot.  Do you have DCC?  Can you comment on the difference with lowered springs?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 04 February 2014, 19:10
^^as above^^

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 February 2014, 19:48
I do have dcc but to be fair I haven't tried out comfort mode yet, will give it a shot tomorrow down the country lane to work. Initial reports in sport and normal don't feel any harsher so that's good.

300bhp is nice but the main difference in power as you see on the dyno plots is after 3.5k so normal driving isn't much different from std so it's very easy to live with
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 04 February 2014, 19:55
Nice Graham... How much is it lowered, 20-30mm? Are you using spacers on the wheels?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 February 2014, 20:00
25 on the front and 15mm on the rear according to the website but it looks pretty level to me. And yes I have 20mm spacers on the rears, don't really think the fronts need them, maybe 10mm but it ain't worth it imo
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 04 February 2014, 21:32
25 on the front and 15mm on the rear according to the website but it looks pretty level to me. And yes I have 20mm spacers on the rears, don't really think the fronts need them, maybe 10mm but it ain't worth it imo

Got the same thing earmarked for my next mods  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 04 February 2014, 21:59
25 on the front and 15mm on the rear according to the website but it looks pretty level to me. And yes I have 20mm spacers on the rears, don't really think the fronts need them, maybe 10mm but it ain't worth it imo

Sorry if I missed the details....which springs did you go for...??
Is the ride much harder than the standard ones.??

We lowered our Scirocco only 30mm but the ride became a little too hard really....I dont want to ruin the sweet ride quality of the MK7

Thanks
Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 04 February 2014, 22:01
Eibach prolines, if you want to see how it looks they are the same springs that are on the milltek Gti so you should be able to Google some decent shots of it
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 04 February 2014, 22:16
Thanks for that....looks very OEM like it should have from the factory.....I gather from your previous comment the ride quality is still good and has not made it "crash" over the road surface.

Thanks
Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 05 February 2014, 07:39
Thanks for that....looks very OEM like it should have from the factory.....I gather from your previous comment the ride quality is still good and has not made it "crash" over the road surface.

Thanks
Ian

Thats right its still very comfortable, I drove to work in comfort mode today and it still felt smooth over a couple of cattle grids although I have never been much of a connoisseur for comfort mode since any mode is way more comforting than my leon was
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 05 February 2014, 13:31
Monsta - Be sure that they smooth your rear diffuser off a little before painting it otherwise you'll get a dimpled effect and it'll look sh!te.

Cheers

Ginge
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 05 February 2014, 13:59
Monsta - Be sure that they smooth your rear diffuser off a little before painting it otherwise you'll get a dimpled effect and it'll look sh!te.

Cheers

Ginge

Huh? Who's painting my diffuser?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: RedGTD on 05 February 2014, 15:38
Monsta - Be sure that they smooth your rear diffuser off a little before painting it otherwise you'll get a dimpled effect and it'll look sh!te.

Cheers

Ginge

Huh? Who's painting my diffuser?

I Think that's led on from my comment.
Thanks for the advice Ginge. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 05 February 2014, 18:53
Love the lowering and the R line lights
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 05 February 2014, 20:00
Sorry having a senior moment!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 07 February 2014, 17:17
As they are starting to throw around road salt.....winter wheels went on today....
Doesn't look to bad actually....19s.....with standard ride height.

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad108/ian5858/IMAG0121_zpsaea82a06.jpg)

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 07 February 2014, 17:19
Double post
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 07 February 2014, 17:56
As they are starting to throw around road salt.....winter wheels went on today....
Doesn't look to bad actually....19s.....with standard ride height.

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad108/ian5858/IMAG0121_zpsaea82a06.jpg)

Ian

Looking really smart, wouldn't mind them all year round...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 07 February 2014, 18:01
I know what you mean....the wheels are cheap copies and the paint is a bit ropey...The rubber is worth triple what the wheels are......But I quite like them now......

Although I forgot to look what the offset was...they deffo stick out further than the standard alloys. Im yet to drive them yet on the Golf to see if the offset difference effects handling.

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: jivemonkey on 07 February 2014, 18:12
They look really good Ian. Can only agree with other comments :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 07 February 2014, 18:50
Just going to comment about the wheels looking spot on Ian for all year round.

Love the white car/dark wheels combo.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 07 February 2014, 19:50
Thanks guys.....I may get them refurbished after the snow has been and gone....

Ive been making some calls regarding lowering springs....Awesome seem keen to push the VWR springs saying you get a "certificate" to put in your service book...Still dont see the point as at the end of the day it all depends on your relationship with your dealer regarding warranty and mods. Think im going for the Eibach's as they lower less than the VWR springs.

Plus I like the look of GrahamFR's GTI

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 07 February 2014, 20:51
I wouldn't put anything lower than the prolines on 19"s, think they'd look perfect with those wheels Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimmy Filth on 08 February 2014, 00:05
Got the order confirmed!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ap69 on 08 February 2014, 08:31
Compared its size to polo, surprised me,
(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag315/sunnymeadenursery/car/F7BC292C-DE14-4F0B-8477-F6E419DA35AC_zpsspjqxomd.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/sunnymeadenursery/media/car/F7BC292C-DE14-4F0B-8477-F6E419DA35AC_zpsspjqxomd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 08 February 2014, 15:22
Washed the car and noticed my first bonnet stonechip, down to the primer, not huge, but really surprised how thin the Tornado paint is on the bonnet as well as the top of the wing - VW weight saving measures presumably!  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 08 February 2014, 16:16
Washed the car and noticed my first bonnet stonechip, down to the primer, not huge, but really surprised how thin the Tornado paint is on the bonnet as well as the top of the wing - VW weight saving measures presumably!  :whistle:

I've had a few small stone chips on the front bumper but fortunately nothing on the bonnet as yet. I've touched them up as best I can and you wouldn't notice unless you looked really closely. So far I've been really impressed by the lack of stone chips it's collected.

My TT was absolutely prone to being peppered by stone chips, must have been something to do with the low profile of the cars bonnet
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 08 February 2014, 17:00
Washed the car and noticed my first bonnet stonechip, down to the primer, not huge, but really surprised how thin the Tornado paint is on the bonnet as well as the top of the wing - VW weight saving measures presumably!  :whistle:
You haven't used enough c2v3 on yours matt. I bet your dad doesn't have any stone chips  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 08 February 2014, 18:01
Noticed a slight squeaking noise coming from the from front right when moving forward slowly, anyone else get this or know what it is, not too bothered and could be at high speeds too but can't hear it
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 08 February 2014, 19:51
Washed the car and noticed my first bonnet stonechip, down to the primer, not huge, but really surprised how thin the Tornado paint is on the bonnet as well as the top of the wing - VW weight saving measures presumably!  :whistle:
You haven't used enough c2v3 on yours matt. I bet your dad doesn't have any stone chips  :grin:

Most of his was wrung out of the cloth and down the drain, along with my money!  :grin:

Will wait until the Summer when i'm off on shutdown and sort them all then. C2V3 still beading as per day one.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 08 February 2014, 21:57
Noticed a slight squeaking noise coming from the from front right when moving forward slowly, anyone else get this or know what it is, not too bothered and could be at high speeds too but can't hear it

Hi Graham - I'm suffering from this too (started after the first 2,000 miles). You might want to post/follow this thread about it:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=263754.0
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 09 February 2014, 13:21
Yeah strangely I'm just over 2k too, but didn't hear it this morning may be when car is hot
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ap69 on 09 February 2014, 21:27
Wash and wax

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag315/sunnymeadenursery/car/08E77729-787C-4B88-B18C-B21B81853D49_zpspn3cry3v.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/sunnymeadenursery/media/car/08E77729-787C-4B88-B18C-B21B81853D49_zpspn3cry3v.jpg.html)

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag315/sunnymeadenursery/car/CE85828B-3F63-492D-AF7E-245B3A63D1F4_zpslqh0p4lb.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/sunnymeadenursery/media/car/CE85828B-3F63-492D-AF7E-245B3A63D1F4_zpslqh0p4lb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 11 February 2014, 07:39
Yesterday admittedly but on the way home the road was closed and i had to do a U turn in the road and decided to go over a ridge that even my unlowered car wouldnt have appreciated so i have scraped the underside of my bumper cos im an IDIOT. anyway you cant really tell but does anyone know if you replace those front black lips or if its all one big bit of plastic across the entire bumper?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gnasher on 11 February 2014, 08:23
Yesterday admittedly but on the way home the road was closed and i had to do a U turn in the road and decided to go over a ridge that even my unlowered car wouldnt have appreciated so i have scraped the underside of my bumper cos im an IDIOT. anyway you cant really tell but does anyone know if you replace those front black lips or if its all one big bit of plastic across the entire bumper?

I think it is 2 seperate pieces.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Buggaluggs on 15 February 2014, 13:33
Hello All,
            Work has been pretty rubbish this year so got the chance to collect the car from my wife and fill with fuel(seems to be my job)! came home and gave it a good clean, fitted front rubber mats and new valve cover caps. Took some pictures, lets just hope my dinosaur brain has remembered how to attach them!   :smiley:(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag190/petermaxmoden/P1000236_zps5393dc34.jpg)(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag190/petermaxmoden/P1000231_zps2fea2c79.jpg)(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag190/petermaxmoden/P1000212_zpsf5520baa.jpg)(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag190/petermaxmoden/P1000244_zpsc5aeb59e.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 15 February 2014, 14:10
Where did you get the dust caps from Buggaluggs ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 15 February 2014, 14:33
Today my GTI watched as my now sold Golf R32 drove off.....  :cry:
But tomorrow I will have her a full wash, dry and aqua wax treatment  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Buggaluggs on 15 February 2014, 14:47
Where did you get the dust caps from Buggaluggs ?
Hi JB GTI, They are genuine vw ones, £20+vat, order the ones for rubber tyre valves as there is a choice, cheers. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 15 February 2014, 15:02
Is there anything on them dust caps to stop people nicking them? Everytime I've had metal dust caps they've been pinched.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 15 February 2014, 17:57
Where did you get the dust caps from Buggaluggs ?
Hi JB GTI, They are genuine vw ones, £20+vat, order the ones for rubber tyre valves as there is a choice, cheers. :smiley:

£20 + vat !! :shocked: :shocked:  :shocked: chuffing Norah !!
Thanks for letting me know. I think VW need to have a word with themselves  :whistle:

They are nice though !!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 15 February 2014, 18:02
They should have a little grub screw to deter the unprepared thief. It would be a bugger if you didn't keep the allen key with you when you needed an air top-up.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gnasher on 15 February 2014, 18:05
They should have a little grub screw to deter the unprepared thief. It would be a bugger if you didn't keep the allen key with you when you needed an air top-up.

But then the little B******s will get some pliers and destroy your valves nicking your dust caps. Gits!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 15 February 2014, 18:06
They should have a little grub screw to deter the unprepared thief. It would be a bugger if you didn't keep the allen key with you when you needed an air top-up.

I should hope so !! Can anyone confirm the grub screw is fitted to these. Also just had look on the VW site but I can't find them anywhere in the accessories section. ( but I am a bloke )
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GolfTi on 15 February 2014, 21:36
Got my wheel bling from the Wolfsburg factory shop last Summer. (18 Euro)
All four still there, I do keep the plastic originals in the glove box just in case though.

No grub screw.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Darlo on 16 February 2014, 10:36
Installed my brodit phone hold. Took about 10 seconds to fit. Very impressed.

Also got my hands on new green collar mdi cable.

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h45/bgb_one/150EB0DC-7D92-45D5-98B2-079EB7C5EBD6_zpswrhba67y.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/bgb_one/media/150EB0DC-7D92-45D5-98B2-079EB7C5EBD6_zpswrhba67y.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 16 February 2014, 16:07
Fitted my BBS CK's
Then decided they don't look right on the mk7 as it's such a fussy car as far as wheels are concerned.  :cry:
I think the only wheels I've seen that I like the look of on the mk7 so far are the standard GTD 18's and the Santiagos or the hideously expensive CH-R's.
Back to the drawing board…  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 16 February 2014, 16:16
Fitted my BBS CK's
Then decided they don't look right on the mk7 as it's such a fussy car as far as wheels are concerned.  :cry:
I think the only wheels I've seen that I like the look of on the mk7 so far are the standard GTD 18's and the Santiagos or the hideously expensive CH-R's.
Back to the drawing board…  :angry:

Pics required for a second opinion   :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Darlo on 16 February 2014, 16:34
Fitted my BBS CK's
Then decided they don't look right on the mk7 as it's such a fussy car as far as wheels are concerned.  :cry:
I think the only wheels I've seen that I like the look of on the mk7 so far are the standard GTD 18's and the Santiagos or the hideously expensive CH-R's.
Back to the drawing board…  :angry:

Pics required for a second opinion   :wink:

Yeah where are the pics?!

I gave mine a real good clean today and slapped some more wax on it.

It would appear I've driven through a bath of tar this week and it took me ages to remove it :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ap69 on 16 February 2014, 17:34
Lovingly cleaned

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag315/sunnymeadenursery/car/D78F2F65-897B-42A4-A69F-212CB48EADAA_zpsrl76v8qz.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/sunnymeadenursery/media/car/D78F2F65-897B-42A4-A69F-212CB48EADAA_zpsrl76v8qz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: RikWebb on 16 February 2014, 17:48

Fitted a dashcam  :laugh:

See http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=264743.0 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=264743.0)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mr Savage on 16 February 2014, 17:49
Lovingly cleaned

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag315/sunnymeadenursery/car/D78F2F65-897B-42A4-A69F-212CB48EADAA_zpsrl76v8qz.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/sunnymeadenursery/media/car/D78F2F65-897B-42A4-A69F-212CB48EADAA_zpsrl76v8qz.jpg.html)

If I park my GTI in the space next to yours then you can clean mine at the same time. Great idea, no?  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 16 February 2014, 18:41
Fitted my BBS CK's
Then decided they don't look right on the mk7 as it's such a fussy car as far as wheels are concerned.  :cry:
I think the only wheels I've seen that I like the look of on the mk7 so far are the standard GTD 18's and the Santiagos or the hideously expensive CH-R's.
Back to the drawing board…  :angry:

Pics required for a second opinion   :wink:

Yeah where are the pics?!

I gave mine a real good clean today and slapped some more wax on it.

It would appear I've driven through a bath of tar this week and it took me ages to remove it :evil:

Patience, patience! I had to go out quick and take some photos before eating…
(http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o560/Exonian22/Mobile%20Uploads/27D653C9-5E6B-431E-A9BE-B9B7350951DE.jpg) (http://s1147.photobucket.com/user/Exonian22/media/Mobile%20Uploads/27D653C9-5E6B-431E-A9BE-B9B7350951DE.jpg.html)
(http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o560/Exonian22/Mobile%20Uploads/6A5926DD-219F-458C-9A14-CA1EE7600482.jpg) (http://s1147.photobucket.com/user/Exonian22/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6A5926DD-219F-458C-9A14-CA1EE7600482.jpg.html)
(http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o560/Exonian22/Mobile%20Uploads/A2559FAE-71C5-4AA0-A828-37A42FF70E7D.jpg) (http://s1147.photobucket.com/user/Exonian22/media/Mobile%20Uploads/A2559FAE-71C5-4AA0-A828-37A42FF70E7D.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 16 February 2014, 18:45
Wheels look great on it I think!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 16 February 2014, 18:46
Yup, they look awesome mate! 8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 16 February 2014, 19:41
+1 for the wheels I think they really suit it, maybe a slight drop would help and convince you, any one good at Photoshop?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mr Savage on 16 February 2014, 19:44
A word of warning for anyone changing to LED lights. The vanity mirror lights seem very picky and have got through 4 lots of cheap led lights. Back to the original bulbs I reckon!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 16 February 2014, 19:57
I really like those BBS wheels    :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 16 February 2014, 20:05
Today I washed it and topped up the aqua wax.
Also treated it to a photoshoot  :laugh:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/12571014165_0062761292.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571014165/)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/12571018035_2c43c55672.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571018035/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/12571023415_ea066c7728.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571023415/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/12571028255_e28990b075.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571028255/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/12571032305_585099d638.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571032305/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7405/12571035735_ede161f4b7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571035735/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/12571039945_0a0d5ffd86.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571039945/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/12571500844_aecf68e289.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571500844/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/12571160273_b6733bc35e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571160273/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/12571164383_6f5f1b2dcc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571164383/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/12571056595_4f5c9a5158.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571056595/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3745/12571518674_15bb7a87f9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571518674/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3822/12571068045_48002689b7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571068045/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/12571072955_4f7d93db7c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571072955/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/12571077195_592a1e885d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571077195/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3738/12571193603_3aa73c8bb5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571193603/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/12571086085_0d790fd180.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571086085/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7293/12571091335_a3c0d84b91.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571091335/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/12571208873_b34858040d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571208873/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7374/12571214203_54e3361af8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571214203/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/12571218943_14a8a16be7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571218943/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7352/12571110735_592dd77676.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571110735/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3821/12571227803_9120c6fbc5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571227803/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/12571121425_e4015909a1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rizvanhussain/12571121425/)

 :laugh: :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 16 February 2014, 20:16
Beautiful car!  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: superiors on 16 February 2014, 21:18
Very nice  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dan Burnley on 16 February 2014, 21:26


 :shocked:  Gorgeous  :shocked:

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 16 February 2014, 22:06
Today I washed it and topped up the aqua wax.
Also treated it to a photoshoot  :laugh:

That really is a sweet looking GTI you got there matey. Possibly the perfect combo; PP, 3 door, 19's, Pure White :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 16 February 2014, 22:59
Looking good  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 17 February 2014, 12:34
Yup, they look awesome mate! 8)
+1 for the wheels I think they really suit it, maybe a slight drop would help and convince you, any one good at Photoshop?
I really like those BBS wheels    :cool:
Wheels look great on it I think!
Thank you x4!
Gives me a bit of confidence!
Hmmmmm, still undecided. I quite fancy a set of 18s that look visually bigger than Austins and better offset but ride better than the 19s.

For info, I only drove the car a couple of miles to take the obligatory forum photographs and settle the suspension but the 235 Conti 3's sounded louder than on the mk6 and much louder than the (admittedly brand new) Conti 2's on there before.
The ride was a bit harsher too than both of the above BUT some of that might be to do with the mk7 requiring higher air pressure than the mk6 on 19s and much higher than the mk7 on 18s according to the fuel flap.
All tyres over 40 psi is quite hard and noisy!!!

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 17 February 2014, 12:35
Today I washed it and topped up the aqua wax.
Also treated it to a photoshoot  :laugh:


 :laugh: :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes:

Awesome looking GTI and photography.  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MAW73 on 17 February 2014, 13:38
Today I washed it and topped up the aqua wax.
Also treated it to a photoshoot  :laugh:


 :laugh: :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes:

Awesome looking GTI and photography.  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

+1 and those wheels look phenomenal
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 17 February 2014, 14:02
GTI2014: Stunning photography… Thank you 4 sharing  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 17 February 2014, 15:03
Stunning pictures mate. Looks a good location too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 19 February 2014, 18:31
Gave it a full snowfoam/2BM wash/dry & top up for c2v3 on Sunday and an ONR wash today and another coat of c2V3

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Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 19 February 2014, 19:38
Looks good. What's ONR?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 19 February 2014, 19:57
Washing the car without water.
Optimum No Rinse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15cMHR0a0Ok   :shocked: :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 19 February 2014, 20:04
Yep - no access to hose where I was to rinse so use ONR sometimes. Impressed with it. Car was only had a light layer of dirt after doing 100 miles from Sunday.

Loads of info on detailing world about it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 19 February 2014, 21:43
Will have to have a look. Could be handy in the winter/rainy days.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 19 February 2014, 21:56
Will have to have a look. Could be handy in the winter/rainy days.
In winter or if the car is particularly dirty I would advise a quick trip to the local jet wash (or pressure wash at home) just to blast off any big bits of crud and remove as much as possible to avoid any possible damage.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 21 February 2014, 09:28
I put my private plates on the GTi this morning. It doesn't look like just any GTi now, it's MINE!!!! ALL MINE!!!!! :laugh: :laugh:
Although, I was a bit naffed off to see the rear number plate had scuffed off quite a bit of paint underneath the lower edge, revealing white under the paint. It's not visible under the new plates. But I wish it was perfect under there.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 21 February 2014, 10:49
I put my private plates on the GTi this morning. It doesn't look like just any GTi now, it's MINE!!!! ALL MINE!!!!! :laugh: :laugh:
Although, I was a bit naffed off to see the rear number plate had scuffed off quite a bit of paint underneath the lower edge, revealing white under the paint. It's not visible under the new plates. But I wish it was perfect under there.
Yikes, get it repainted from dealership. Mine was fine when I took the original plates off  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 21 February 2014, 11:18
I put my private plates on the GTi this morning. It doesn't look like just any GTi now, it's MINE!!!! ALL MINE!!!!! :laugh: :laugh:
Although, I was a bit naffed off to see the rear number plate had scuffed off quite a bit of paint underneath the lower edge, revealing white under the paint. It's not visible under the new plates. But I wish it was perfect under there.
Yikes, get it repainted from dealership. Mine was fine when I took the original plates off  :smiley:
Thanks 2014GTi :smiley:, but TBH it would take time & energy up, and I'm not keen on it being messed with when it's hidden anyway. It's not going to corrode, or get worse… so I'm going to leave it. I don't like that it's there, but I don't feel it's worth the hassle. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 21 February 2014, 11:41
Where abouts has it rubbed the bumper Ginagee? I will be putting my private plate on at some point. Just want to make sure there are no problems before hand.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 21 February 2014, 13:31
Where abouts has it rubbed the bumper Ginagee? I will be putting my private plate on at some point. Just want to make sure there are no problems before hand.

J
It's taken the paint off behind the bottom centre of the rear number plate. About 10cm across, and 3mm down at the widest central exposed area. You can't see it when the number plate is attached, it's about 5mm up from the base of the plate.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 21 February 2014, 13:49
That is pretty bad really. Hopefully it wont get any worse foe you. If it does i'd be having words with the dealer.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 21 February 2014, 14:15
Where abouts has it rubbed the bumper Ginagee? I will be putting my private plate on at some point. Just want to make sure there are no problems before hand.

J
It's taken the paint off behind the bottom centre of the rear number plate. About 10cm across, and 3mm down at the widest central exposed area. You can't see it when the number plate is attached, it's about 5mm up from the base of the plate.
Gina, were you being overly aggressive in removing the plate?  :rolleyes: :tongue:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 21 February 2014, 17:24
Booked it in to VW to hopefully get this bloody buzzing noise from the dashboard fixed
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 21 February 2014, 17:29
Booked it in to VW to hopefully get this bloody buzzing noise from the dashboard fixed
Is it not the sound aktuator?  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 21 February 2014, 17:33
Booked it in to VW to hopefully get this bloody buzzing noise from the dashboard fixed
Is it not the sound aktuator?  :smiley:

That's what I'm guessing it might be but honestly not sure. If they can't fix it I might reject it and ask for £6k off an R as a goodwill gesture  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 21 February 2014, 17:40
Booked it in to VW to hopefully get this bloody buzzing noise from the dashboard fixed
Is it not the sound aktuator?  :smiley:

That's what I'm guessing it might be but honestly not sure. If they can't fix it I might reject it and ask for £6k off an R as a goodwill gesture  :grin:
Yes but could you honestly live with the understeer?  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 21 February 2014, 19:15
Booked it in to VW to hopefully get this bloody buzzing noise from the dashboard fixed
Is it not the sound aktuator?  :smiley:

That's what I'm guessing it might be but honestly not sure. If they can't fix it I might reject it and ask for £6k off an R as a goodwill gesture  :grin:

Are you still within your rights to do that? I know my rejection was successful and i have a replacement on the way but i dealt with it straight after i picked it up.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 21 February 2014, 19:28
Just ordered mine a present: CRDT-2 tuning box from DTUK.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: karlak on 21 February 2014, 19:35
Just ordered mine a present: CRDT-2 tuning box from DTUK.

:)

Looking forward to the write-up.

Especially the economy gains/losses with it fitted.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ap69 on 21 February 2014, 19:37
Will have to have a look. Could be handy in the winter/rainy days.
In winter or if the car is particularly dirty I would advise a quick trip to the local jet wash (or pressure wash at home) just to blast off any big bits of crud and remove as much as possible to avoid any possible damage.

Gowd I wouldn't!

Pressure washers bash the gritty dirt against the paint to get it off (under pressure). Maybe ok if it's well waxed up and kept so but snow foam far better let it sit on for a few mins then just wash it off with a regular hose. Removes mud/dirt etc, in summer just a chamois off if winter 2 bucket wash.
Each to their own :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 21 February 2014, 19:48
I would never use a pressure washer on my car. The jet can fracture paint, allows water to get into places that are designed waterproof, but not anticipating a 120Bar splash of water etc etc.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 21 February 2014, 20:21
Will have to have a look. Could be handy in the winter/rainy days.
In winter or if the car is particularly dirty I would advise a quick trip to the local jet wash (or pressure wash at home) just to blast off any big bits of crud and remove as much as possible to avoid any possible damage.

Gowd I wouldn't!

Pressure washers bash the gritty dirt against the paint to get it off (under pressure). Maybe ok if it's well waxed up and kept so but snow foam far better let it sit on for a few mins then just wash it off with a regular hose. Removes mud/dirt etc, in summer just a chamois off if winter 2 bucket wash.
Each to their own :)
I would never use a pressure washer on my car. The jet can fracture paint, allows water to get into places that are designed waterproof, but not anticipating a 120Bar splash of water etc etc.

I do use a pre-wash (VP Citrus) to lubricate and soften the worst of the dirt off before pressure washing(didn't want to get too OCD on here!)

One of the 2 places I live (long story) is an apartment block with no external access to water so an ONR wash is best that can be done. Doing an ONR wash on a particularly dirty car isn't advisable (risk of marks etc) so the best option is to prewash elsewhere (where external water supply is available) to get rid of most of the dirt before using ONR.

Its the only option I have - each to their own with what facilities & equipment they have.

In the other location I live (detached house with external tap) I would do a full 'traditional' snow foam/2BM wash.

I also believe any damage to paintwork from using a pressure washer is down to poor technique of using the tool. If the dirt is well lubricated (prewash) and the PW is used from a safe distance (and pressure adjusted if possible) and the correct movement things will be fine.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 22 February 2014, 07:29
You shouldn't have any issues at all using a pressure washer on your car as long as you don't go daft. Adjust the pressure so it's a flat or spread water and don't stand too close to the car especially not with the jet pointing directly at your paint.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 22 February 2014, 10:35
If you're worried about using a pressure washer just stand further back  :smiley:

Unfortunately with no driveway and living in a flat on the first floor so no use of a hose, local jet washes are my only resource beyond going through an automatic car wash (no thanks) and letting the hand car wash people use god knows what on it.

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 22 February 2014, 13:32
Using a power washer is absolutely fine, I've always used one. Obviously you need to use it with a bit of common sense - wide spray, stand back, etc. It makes the washing process so much easier. I can't see how you could clean around the wheel arches properly without one anyway.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 22 February 2014, 13:35
Washed the car today, used the jetwash first On the shampoo setting only, rallied home and hand washed using two bucket method then topped her off with some autoglym aquawax, good stuff even smells nice :smiley: internals tomorrow then bring on the rain lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 22 February 2014, 14:39
Been to DTUK to pick up my CRDT-2 box, details to follow in the relevant GTD specific thread.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 22 February 2014, 14:54
Monsta if your interested I've got one of these for sale http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobi-v-17-portable-bike-pressure-washer/rp-prod46653.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 22 February 2014, 15:50
Been to look at the replacement this morning. Excited for 1st March now  :smiley:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 23 February 2014, 15:20
Monsta if your interested I've got one of these for sale http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobi-v-17-portable-bike-pressure-washer/rp-prod46653.

Do you know if any of the snow foam lances can be fitted to that?  How much do you want for it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 24 February 2014, 14:52
bought a black washer cap from aks as im bored and plastidip always flakes off over time!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 24 February 2014, 18:33
Just booked the car in for darker tints on wed the 5th. Some may say they dont need it but the standard tints arent dark enough imo
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 24 February 2014, 19:33
Just booked the car in for darker tints on wed the 5th. Some may say they dont need it but the standard tints arent dark enough imo

Are you getting the driver/passenger ones done too? These are already at legal tint   :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 24 February 2014, 20:08
Just booked the car in for darker tints on wed the 5th. Some may say they dont need it but the standard tints arent dark enough imo

Are you getting the driver/passenger ones done too? These are already at legal tint   :sad:

Surely though if you go to a tinting place and ask for as dark as legal on the fronts, then they put the legal tint on already legal tint levels then it isn't your fault...:smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 24 February 2014, 20:17
No just the back three (3door)  I want it to be a bit more...well stealth ha. Looks great in deep black pearl when clean but want it to look meaner if that makes sense.  i had the a3 had the windows tinted so it allowed 12% if light through. Some will say its chavvy but i like it. Il take photos and post once done
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 24 February 2014, 20:24
Just booked the car in for darker tints on wed the 5th. Some may say they dont need it but the standard tints arent dark enough imo

Are you getting the driver/passenger ones done too? These are already at legal tint   :sad:

Surely though if you go to a tinting place and ask for as dark as legal on the fronts, then they put the legal tint on already legal tint levels then it isn't your fault...:smiley:

Nope, they driver is responsible for making sure the vehicle they are using is legal for the road.  They'll make you rip the tints off if they catch you.  That said, I want mine darker  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 24 February 2014, 20:35
Just booked the car in for darker tints on wed the 5th. Some may say they dont need it but the standard tints arent dark enough imo

Are you getting the driver/passenger ones done too? These are already at legal tint   :sad:

Surely though if you go to a tinting place and ask for as dark as legal on the fronts, then they put the legal tint on already legal tint levels then it isn't your fault...:smiley:

Nope, they driver is responsible for making sure the vehicle they are using is legal for the road.  They'll make you rip the tints off if they catch you.  That said, I want mine darker  :smiley:

Oh right, well good thing that was a completely hypothetical situation then...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dully on 26 February 2014, 14:51
Gave it the normal pampering and yet again got so frustrated with the amount of water that seems to hold in crevices then piss all down the bodywork just when you think the job is done, doors seals, boot seals, wing mirrors open, wing mirrors retracted, rear light clusters, door handles ...................... the TT had one either side on the window seals, wipe twice and job done, Mrs D thinks I have OCD as I think I do 30 laps of the car after each dry  :grin:

Also today after over 5 months and 1200 miles I found the first stone chip :cry: Strangly enough its in the exact same place all but 10mm to the first on a previous GTI, drivers side windscreen frame, quite a chunk too, might wait for a few more then get them all done together.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Buggaluggs on 26 February 2014, 20:11
Gave it the normal pampering and yet again got so frustrated with the amount of water that seems to hold in crevices then piss all down the bodywork just when you think the job is done, doors seals, boot seals, wing mirrors open, wing mirrors retracted, rear light clusters, door handles ...................... the TT had one either side on the window seals, wipe twice and job done, Mrs D thinks I have OCD as I think I do 30 laps of the car after each dry  :grin:

Also today after over 5 months and 1200 miles I found the first stone chip :cry: Strangly enough its in the exact same place all but 10mm to the first on a previous GTI, drivers side windscreen frame, quite a chunk too, might wait for a few more then get them all done together.                                                                 
You are spot on about the cars ability to keep on and on and on slowly releasing its water! And I am also having to remove a spot of wax residue from both sills each time I clean the car, I assume it is coming from the front doors.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 26 February 2014, 20:16
open the boot and take a look up in where the hinges are at the top after washing - massive watertrap!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 27 February 2014, 13:15
open the boot and take a look up in where the hinges are at the top after washing - massive watertrap!

Yes, there's a few water traps. I'm not keen on the dirty flood marks that come down from the side badges after it's rained. Biggest trap is the water trough where the front windscreen wipers come out of, it's like a swimming pool down there.

And on that subject, on others cars I had, you can just pull up the windscreen wipers to wash them… but the bonnets in the way on the GTi - how does everyone get round this?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 27 February 2014, 13:19
open the boot and take a look up in where the hinges are at the top after washing - massive watertrap!

Yes, there's a few water traps. I'm not keen on the dirty flood marks that come down from the side badges after it's rained. Biggest trap is the water trough where the front windscreen wipers come out of, it's like a swimming pool down there.

And on that subject, on others cars I had, you can just pull up the windscreen wipers to wash them… but the bonnets in the way on the GTi - how does everyone get round this?

Ignition on, then off, then hold the wiper stalk down for a few seconds, the wipers will sweep up to a vertical position and you can get them off the screen for cleaning.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 27 February 2014, 13:29
open the boot and take a look up in where the hinges are at the top after washing - massive watertrap!

Yes, there's a few water traps. I'm not keen on the dirty flood marks that come down from the side badges after it's rained. Biggest trap is the water trough where the front windscreen wipers come out of, it's like a swimming pool down there.

And on that subject, on others cars I had, you can just pull up the windscreen wipers to wash them… but the bonnets in the way on the GTi - how does everyone get round this?

Ignition on, then off, then hold the wiper stalk down for a few seconds, the wipers will sweep up to a vertical position and you can get them off the screen for cleaning.

Thanks monkeyhanger  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 27 February 2014, 14:43
Gave it the normal pampering and yet again got so frustrated with the amount of water that seems to hold in crevices then piss all down the bodywork just when you think the job is done, doors seals, boot seals, wing mirrors open, wing mirrors retracted, rear light clusters, door handles ...................... the TT had one either side on the window seals, wipe twice and job done, Mrs D thinks I have OCD as I think I do 30 laps of the car after each dry  :grin:

Also today after over 5 months and 1200 miles I found the first stone chip :cry: Strangly enough its in the exact same place all but 10mm to the first on a previous GTI, drivers side windscreen frame, quite a chunk too, might wait for a few more then get them all done together.

In my quest for detailing gadgets and pure indulgence, I bought myself a Metrovac Air Force Blaster which is basically a big powerful 4HP hair dryer and it is perfect for blasting away the water from all traps!

It's a revelation, as it's no longer an issue for me. It's also brilliant for drying wheels and tyres therefore allowing the tyre dressing to bond to a dry surface.

They're £200 for the one I have, but you can get a little 'Sidekick' version for £75!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 27 February 2014, 15:04
Gave it the normal pampering and yet again got so frustrated with the amount of water that seems to hold in crevices then piss all down the bodywork just when you think the job is done, doors seals, boot seals, wing mirrors open, wing mirrors retracted, rear light clusters, door handles ...................... the TT had one either side on the window seals, wipe twice and job done, Mrs D thinks I have OCD as I think I do 30 laps of the car after each dry  :grin:

Also today after over 5 months and 1200 miles I found the first stone chip :cry: Strangly enough its in the exact same place all but 10mm to the first on a previous GTI, drivers side windscreen frame, quite a chunk too, might wait for a few more then get them all done together.

In my quest for detailing gadgets and pure indulgence, I bought myself a Metrovac Air Force Blaster which is basically a big powerful 4HP hair dryer and it is perfect for blasting away the water from all traps!

It's a revelation, as it's no longer an issue for me. It's also brilliant for drying wheels and tyres therefore allowing the tyre dressing to bond to a dry surface.

They're £200 for the one I have, but you can get a little 'Sidekick' version for £75!

Stick a link on for us. Can you do yer hair styling at same time?  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 27 February 2014, 15:20
Gave it the normal pampering and yet again got so frustrated with the amount of water that seems to hold in crevices then piss all down the bodywork just when you think the job is done, doors seals, boot seals, wing mirrors open, wing mirrors retracted, rear light clusters, door handles ...................... the TT had one either side on the window seals, wipe twice and job done, Mrs D thinks I have OCD as I think I do 30 laps of the car after each dry  :grin:

Also today after over 5 months and 1200 miles I found the first stone chip :cry: Strangly enough its in the exact same place all but 10mm to the first on a previous GTI, drivers side windscreen frame, quite a chunk too, might wait for a few more then get them all done together.

In my quest for detailing gadgets and pure indulgence, I bought myself a Metrovac Air Force Blaster which is basically a big powerful 4HP hair dryer and it is perfect for blasting away the water from all traps!

It's a revelation, as it's no longer an issue for me. It's also brilliant for drying wheels and tyres therefore allowing the tyre dressing to bond to a dry surface.

They're £200 for the one I have, but you can get a little 'Sidekick' version for £75!

Ive the sidekick version and its has some kickback when you turn it on!! Great bit of kit for drying wheels and crevices etc
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 27 February 2014, 21:38
Door wind deflector - front doors (three-door)

£65.00 RRP Part Number - 5G3072193HU3

So tempted to order these, passed a GTI with a set on last week and I thought it looked quality. Bit naff maybe? Marmite I suppose
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 27 February 2014, 21:46
Door wind deflector - front doors (three-door)

£65.00 RRP Part Number - 5G3072193HU3

So tempted to order these, passed a GTI with a set on last week and I thought it looked quality. Bit naff maybe? Marmite I suppose

Shop around :)

http://www.volkswagenpartsuk.co.uk/product/Golf_%5B5G%5D_Wind_Deflectors_5G3072193HU3 (http://www.volkswagenpartsuk.co.uk/product/Golf_%5B5G%5D_Wind_Deflectors_5G3072193HU3)
http://shop.ahw-shop.de/vw-tuer-windabweiser-2-tuerer-golf-7-vii-original-vw-zubehoer-5g3072193hu3 (http://shop.ahw-shop.de/vw-tuer-windabweiser-2-tuerer-golf-7-vii-original-vw-zubehoer-5g3072193hu3)

Would be interested to see how these look outside of the accessories brochure!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 27 February 2014, 22:35
Door wind deflector - front doors (three-door)

£65.00 RRP Part Number - 5G3072193HU3

So tempted to order these, passed a GTI with a set on last week and I thought it looked quality. Bit naff maybe? Marmite I suppose

I'd be interested to see pictures if you order them
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 28 February 2014, 07:27
Door wind deflector - front doors (three-door)

£65.00 RRP Part Number - 5G3072193HU3

So tempted to order these, passed a GTI with a set on last week and I thought it looked quality. Bit naff maybe? Marmite I suppose

That's a slippery slope down to mudflaps, a picnic rug on the back seat, wooden bead seat covers and wearing a sandal/sock combo.  :grin:
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 28 February 2014, 09:34
Door wind deflector - front doors (three-door)

£65.00 RRP Part Number - 5G3072193HU3

So tempted to order these, passed a GTI with a set on last week and I thought it looked quality. Bit naff maybe? Marmite I suppose

That's a slippery slope down to mudflaps, a picnic rug on the back seat, wooden bead seat covers and wearing a sandal/sock combo.  :grin:

Sometimes people who mod their cars put wind deflectors on and they look really smart.  On a standard 1.4 TSI I might not bother but a GTI with a couple of subtle additions could look nice.  Hence a few of us are on the fence over these.

Check out this Mk6 Golf R for example;

(http://img-2011-12.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/16/vubemeqa.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 28 February 2014, 09:39
Door wind deflector - front doors (three-door)

£65.00 RRP Part Number - 5G3072193HU3

So tempted to order these, passed a GTI with a set on last week and I thought it looked quality. Bit naff maybe? Marmite I suppose

That's a slippery slope down to mudflaps, a picnic rug on the back seat, wooden bead seat covers and wearing a sandal/sock combo.  :grin:

And here was me thinking you knew what you were talking about at all times ha. Mudflaps will NEVER be entertained end of.

Knew this would be a love it/hate it suggestion. I will invest in some , post pics and see what people think, but if you like it Monkeyhanger and follow suit, be made aware you will be royally ripped lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 28 February 2014, 09:40
Door wind deflector - front doors (three-door)

£65.00 RRP Part Number - 5G3072193HU3

So tempted to order these, passed a GTI with a set on last week and I thought it looked quality. Bit naff maybe? Marmite I suppose

That's a slippery slope down to mudflaps, a picnic rug on the back seat, wooden bead seat covers and wearing a sandal/sock combo.  :grin:

Sometimes people who mod their cars put wind deflectors on and they look really smart.  On a standard 1.4 TSI I might not bother but a GTI with a couple of subtle additions could look nice.  Hence a few of us are on the fence over these.

Check out this Mk6 Golf R for example;

(http://img-2011-12.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/16/vubemeqa.jpg)

See...I PERSONALLY think that looks pretty sweet
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 28 February 2014, 10:27

See...I PERSONALLY think that looks pretty sweet

Me too!

And I hate using the air-con so often have windows slightly cracked during motorway driving in the warmer weather, these would be very practical.

Be the guinea pig, let's see what they look like!

 :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 28 February 2014, 10:41
NOt for me, had them on the leon for a few years, thought they were great then took them off before i flogged it and thought they looked better, but i recommend you get some just to get it out of your system like i have.

Team Heko are a good shout

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/181292890610?hlpht=true&ops=true&viphx=1&lpid=95&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=95

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/181270585085?hlpht=true&ops=true&viphx=1&lpid=95&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=95

cant see a 3 door option but im sure they're out there
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 28 February 2014, 11:08
NOt for me, had them on the leon for a few years, thought they were great then took them off before i flogged it and thought they looked better, but i recommend you get some just to get it out of your system like i have.

Team Heko are a good shout

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/181292890610?hlpht=true&ops=true&viphx=1&lpid=95&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=95

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/181270585085?hlpht=true&ops=true&viphx=1&lpid=95&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=95

cant see a 3 door option but im sure they're out there

At that price that's going to be bought. As you say 5 door but that'll fit the 3 door and I can just well bin the back to deflectors or put back up on eBay. At 20 odd quid it's hardly expensive. Windows tinted on wednesday and with these deflectors I think it'll look the dogs b@llocks
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 28 February 2014, 11:21

 As you say 5 door but that'll fit the 3 door

Surely not?  The 3 door has a bigger door frame...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 28 February 2014, 11:25
Ahhhhh damn it...Knew it would be too good to be true at that price. Can't find the 3 door version anywhere unless it's via vw website at 60 odd quid. At 25 quid if I'm not a fan it's fine but to waste 65 is a joke. Scottish and tight after all
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 28 February 2014, 12:25
Door wind deflector - front doors (three-door)

£65.00 RRP Part Number - 5G3072193HU3

So tempted to order these, passed a GTI with a set on last week and I thought it looked quality. Bit naff maybe? Marmite I suppose

That's a slippery slope down to mudflaps, a picnic rug on the back seat, wooden bead seat covers and
wearing a sandal/sock combo.  :grin:

+ 1 !! Sooo wrong  :sick:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 01 March 2014, 22:20

Since the weather was forecast to stay dry today I treated mine to some detailing  :smiley:

Snow foam + Wash + Fallout remover + Rinse + Towel Dry + Polish + Wipe down with detail spray + Polymer sealant

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/DSC_4062_zpsf2ee42bb.jpg)

Pleased with the shine  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 02 March 2014, 10:14
Great photo Monsta  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 March 2014, 10:29
Just debating whether I can be arsed to clean the car this morning......
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 02 March 2014, 10:42
Just debating whether I can be arsed to clean the car this morning......

I breathed a sigh of relief when I looked out of the window at 6 something - rain all day! Woo! The car and I can both hibernate!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 March 2014, 10:50
Just debating whether I can be arsed to clean the car this morning......

I breathed a sigh of relief when I looked out of the window at 6 something - rain all day! Woo! The car and I can both hibernate!!!

No such luck for me - it's a beautiful day outside and right now i'm watching "Machete Kills" (with the "handsome"  :grin: man out of the recent Old el Paso adverts and "from dusk 'til dawn", what a great film!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: rallypug on 02 March 2014, 22:31
After covering nearly 5000 miles since November, have swapped the wheels around (front to back etc) fronts have about 4mm left on them ;-)... Took the opportunity to fully clean the calipers and inside of the rims...then got soaked as it pi$$ed it down...!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 03 March 2014, 12:49
Have any of you come up with a solution to water getting in when opening the door, when its been raining the rubbers inside the door seem to hold water, open the door to get in and it pours onto the drivers seat..Not too much just drops but annoying me
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 03 March 2014, 21:10
http://www.tlcdetailing.co.uk/work/golf-gti-full-spi-vision-light-kit

What are peoples thoughts on this? Great example this, older GTI but you get the drift.

Chap on here swapped his for R lights which is rather costly, but this seems a cheap alternative.

These guys get a great reputation and some of their work in awesome. And before anyone asks or moans, not trying to pimp them out, I dont know them.

Cheers
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 03 March 2014, 21:17
http://www.tlcdetailing.co.uk/work/golf-gti-full-spi-vision-light-kit

What are peoples thoughts on this? Great example this, older GTI but you get the drift.

Chap on here swapped his for R lights which is rather costly, but this seems a cheap alternative.
These guys get a great reputation and some of their work in awesome. And before anyone asks or moans, not trying to pimp them out, I dont know them.

Cheers

No don't do it to yourself, I've seen these up close and I really don't like them, it's basically just like a mesh covering. Imo a lamin-x esque subtle tint is much better
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 05 March 2014, 09:58
Finally purchased a precision screwdriver set to fit the chrome GTD emblem to my key. Sitting in a greasy spoon waiting for the chaps to finish with the new midnight tints. Photos will follow
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 05 March 2014, 13:07
Ordered a few bits and bobs such as a nice metal tax disc holder, nice dust caps, pressed plates etc... Just to cosmetically make my mark with it.

Also got all the products lined up for the full detailing session at the weekend. Can't wait, it will look amazing!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 05 March 2014, 13:22
Ordered a few bits and bobs such as a nice metal tax disc holder, nice dust caps, pressed plates etc... Just to cosmetically make my mark with it.

Also got all the products lined up for the full detailing session at the weekend. Can't wait, it will look amazing!

I've been looking for some good pressed plates. Where did you get yours from. I found some but I don't think they were road legal
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 05 March 2014, 14:10
Ordered a few bits and bobs such as a nice metal tax disc holder, nice dust caps, pressed plates etc... Just to cosmetically make my mark with it.

Also got all the products lined up for the full detailing session at the weekend. Can't wait, it will look amazing!

I've been looking for some good pressed plates. Where did you get yours from. I found some but I don't think they were road legal

+1 been looking at these myself.  Wondering if they're worth the hassle of potentially getting pulled over...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 05 March 2014, 14:46

I've been looking for some good pressed plates. Where did you get yours from. I found some but I don't think they were road legal

+1 been looking at these myself.  Wondering if they're worth the hassle of potentially getting pulled over...
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You can get legal ones and illegal ones. If the bobbies don’t know the difference then they’ll probably pull you over anyway, every time they notice you have pressed plates.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mullermn on 05 March 2014, 15:54
Finally purchased a precision screwdriver set to fit the chrome GTD emblem to my key. Sitting in a greasy spoon waiting for the chaps to finish with the new midnight tints. Photos will follow

I did this, then stripped the head off of the screwdriver in about 10 seconds trying to tighten the screw (it was a very snug fit).

What I did in the end was snip the pin off of a couple of long drawing pins and drop that through the screw hole. The pin can't come out while the battery cover is on and it took about 30 seconds to do both keys. Works perfectly.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GiT1984 on 05 March 2014, 18:57
Tried out "Sport Mode" today (a small risk with only 200 miles on the clock) and the car went hyper! Quite impressive differences to the throttle response, gearshift program (on the DSG), steering feel and suspension (as I have ACC).

Interestingly the "soundaktor" (or what ever it's called) made it throatier, but gruffer. Not unpleasant under load but I quite like the natural thrum of the engine .... 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 05 March 2014, 19:49
Read an article that may interest people, not really keen on the styling but the 0-60 of a 300bhp is interesting :smiley: http://www.carscoops.com/2014/02/abt-gives-vw-golf-gti-more-sinister.html?m=1
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 05 March 2014, 19:52
And here's another one :smiley: http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/first-drive-milltek-golf-gti-2014-02-17
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 05 March 2014, 20:51
Read an article that may interest people, not really keen on the styling but the 0-60 of a 300bhp is interesting :smiley: http://www.carscoops.com/2014/02/abt-gives-vw-golf-gti-more-sinister.html?m=1

That styling I'm not a fan of but quite like the exhaust.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ap69 on 05 March 2014, 20:52
Tried out "Sport Mode" today (a small risk with only 200 miles on the clock) and the car went hyper! Quite impressive differences to the throttle response, gearshift program (on the DSG), steering feel and suspension (as I have ACC).

Interestingly the "soundaktor" (or what ever it's called) made it throatier, but gruffer. Not unpleasant under load but I quite like the natural thrum of the engine ....

If you wanna go fast get a Porsche :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JC on 05 March 2014, 21:08
Tried out "Sport Mode" today (a small risk with only 200 miles on the clock) and the car went hyper! Quite impressive differences to the throttle response, gearshift program (on the DSG), steering feel and suspension (as I have ACC).

Interestingly the "soundaktor" (or what ever it's called) made it throatier, but gruffer. Not unpleasant under load but I quite like the natural thrum of the engine ....

If you wanna go fast get a Porsche :)


car is only as fast as the pair of gonads driving it  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GiT1984 on 06 March 2014, 13:31
Tried out "Sport Mode" today (a small risk with only 200 miles on the clock) and the car went hyper! Quite impressive differences to the throttle response, gearshift program (on the DSG), steering feel and suspension (as I have ACC).

Interestingly the "soundaktor" (or what ever it's called) made it throatier, but gruffer. Not unpleasant under load but I quite like the natural thrum of the engine ....

If you wanna go fast get a Porsche :)

I save that for the weekends! :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GiT1984 on 06 March 2014, 13:37
Tried out "Sport Mode" today (a small risk with only 200 miles on the clock) and the car went hyper! Quite impressive differences to the throttle response, gearshift program (on the DSG), steering feel and suspension (as I have ACC).

Interestingly the "soundaktor" (or what ever it's called) made it throatier, but gruffer. Not unpleasant under load but I quite like the natural thrum of the engine ....

If you wanna go fast get a Porsche :)

Car is only as fast as the pair of gonads driving it  :smiley:

Whatever works for you. If a male co-pilot helps you to go faster, then so be it! :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 06 March 2014, 13:52
Ordered a few bits and bobs such as a nice metal tax disc holder, nice dust caps, pressed plates etc... Just to cosmetically make my mark with it.

Also got all the products lined up for the full detailing session at the weekend. Can't wait, it will look amazing!

I've been looking for some good pressed plates. Where did you get yours from. I found some but I don't think they were road legal

Sorry for the delay guys. I bought the plates from here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171154960996&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123

They state they are 100% road legal. I think it's to do with the reflectivity of the plate itself. They're excellent quality and have the all important BS stamp in the right hand corner:

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/photo1_zpsd4f4f9b2.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/photo1_zpsd4f4f9b2.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/photo2_zps33608df9.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/photo2_zps33608df9.jpg.html)

Apologies for the pic orientation, phone was playing up!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 06 March 2014, 14:08

Sorry for the delay guys. I bought the plates from here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171154960996&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123

They state they are 100% road legal. I think it's to do with the reflectivity of the plate itself. They're excellent quality and have the all important BS stamp in the right hand corner:

Apologies for the pic orientation, phone was playing up!

Looking good, what company name do they print on there? 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 06 March 2014, 15:13
Just says 'TNW SIGNS DA15 8DY' in the centre at the bottom in very small letters. I'll be fitting them on Saturday after giving the car its full detailing treatment!

 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 06 March 2014, 15:59
Just says 'TNW SIGNS DA15 8DY' in the centre at the bottom in very small letters. I'll be fitting them on Saturday after giving the car its full detailing treatment!

Looking forward to seeing the pictures. Always fancied pressed plates!

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 06 March 2014, 18:38
J birchy will you be using the free fixing kit or drilling a hole through them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 07 March 2014, 13:54
J birchy will you be using the free fixing kit or drilling a hole through them.

I'll be using the fixing kit, I don't like seeing screws on the plates, the fixing it allows it to be so much cleaner!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ap69 on 08 March 2014, 18:54
Quick wash the a run up to the edge of the Peak District (looking north to the cheshire plain)

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag315/sunnymeadenursery/car/08AABE3B-8C44-4F3B-ACD9-42BF7AAFC382_zpsmqz4kel4.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/sunnymeadenursery/media/car/08AABE3B-8C44-4F3B-ACD9-42BF7AAFC382_zpsmqz4kel4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 08 March 2014, 23:49
Ap69 :cool: Cool… Nice Photoshop work  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gordor on 09 March 2014, 10:48
Out at 8 this morning, a good clean followed by 1/2 a bottle of tar remover  :angry: I nearly had more tar on the car than my drive! One of the benefits of working throughout Somerset I guess... Now to reseal.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: C2K on 09 March 2014, 18:32
gave it a decent clean, though struggling for time to fully detail it at the moment.

Gave her a good old snowfoaming..

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4147571/gtd/resized/IMAG1770.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4147571/gtd/resized/IMAG1771.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4147571/gtd/resized/IMAG1772.jpg)

Found that where the car had a sticky mark on from delivery that the dealer had scratched the clearcoat trying to get it off. I specified no machine polishing as I had every intention of doing it myself.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4147571/gtd/resized/IMAG1784.jpg)

Managed to get it out with some Menzerna PF2400 and my G220 polisher so that's a good start.

Managed to treat the windows with Wolfs sealant, dress the tyres with Megs endurance gel and gave the car a going over with Iron Out, but got surprisingly little off the paintwork.

Looking good even without a decent coat of wax on her.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4147571/gtd/resized/IMAG1800.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JamesR27 on 09 March 2014, 21:01
Picked up my car yesterday from the detailers and today went for a drive in the sun to enjoy.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/JamesRees/c5b963552970479a3ebe07ef8653657e_zps048d381c.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JamesRees/media/c5b963552970479a3ebe07ef8653657e_zps048d381c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Peeair on 09 March 2014, 21:11
Snow foamed, washed and a good coat of C2v3!

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t225/peeair79/GTI1_zpsf9d95d63.jpg) (http://s161.photobucket.com/user/peeair79/media/GTI1_zpsf9d95d63.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 10 March 2014, 12:02
Gave mine a full weekend of detailing after the dealers made a hash of it! Full write up is here: http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?id=6746 (hope its OK to link to the Forum Sponsors Forum?!)

Just a couple of pics:

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09143012Copy_zps71224b20.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09143012Copy_zps71224b20.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142923Copy_zps3024f62f.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142923Copy_zps3024f62f.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142851Copy_zps226aa5e9.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142851Copy_zps226aa5e9.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142846Copy_zpsfbb039e8.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142846Copy_zpsfbb039e8.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142807Copy_zps87890ac5.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142807Copy_zps87890ac5.jpg.html)

Also fitted front LED indicator bulbs, pressed plates, a black Richbrook GTI Tax Disc Holder and VW Dustcaps!

Jon
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 10 March 2014, 14:44
Are the pressed plates on the pictures Jon? Don't know if it is just me but i can't really tell any difference?

Car looks fantastic either way  :cool:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 10 March 2014, 14:53
Just had a look through your post on the other forum. Found this pic where the plates look much more obvious.

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-08160855Copy_zps037f8bc8.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-08160855Copy_zps037f8bc8.jpg.html)

Amazing job with the detailing, everything looks immaculate!

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 10 March 2014, 15:56
Thanks pal! They do look pretty smart, excuse the horrible glare on this one but here is a more zoomed in one...

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/2014-03-10155145_zps46f49b72.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/2014-03-10155145_zps46f49b72.jpg.html)

It was a long hard weekend, but well worth it! I've had 5 visitors into work and every one of them has commented on how good it looks!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 10 March 2014, 16:00
Yeah that really smart mate! I've always wanted a set of pressed plates. When my private plate goes on i think i will get a set  :smiley:

Ha! I'm not surprised, you just won't want to drive it now  :wink:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CR4ZYHOR5E on 10 March 2014, 17:18
These spotless cars look absolutely fantastic, however I might be in a minority saying this, but what exactly is the merits of detailing a car if it is going to be driven every day? Whenever I wash a car it stays that way for perhaps 2-3 days max, and that's in the summer.

As I say, the cars look great.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 10 March 2014, 17:20
These spotless cars look absolutely fantastic, however I might be in a minority saying this, but what exactly is the merits of detailing a car if it is going to be driven every day? Whenever I wash a car it stays that way for perhaps 2-3 days max, and that's in the summer.

As I say, the cars look great.

I read the best answer to this question on one of the forums;

Do you wipe your bum when you've been to the toilet?  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dubber36 on 10 March 2014, 17:25
That was my retort to one of my neighbours who hilariously comments every time he walks past when I'm cleaning one of my cars.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: gazmondo35 on 10 March 2014, 17:41
My neighbours can't understand why I don't take the car to the car wash like other people,& if you are going to wash it by hand use washing up liquid.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 10 March 2014, 18:42
These spotless cars look absolutely fantastic, however I might be in a minority saying this, but what exactly is the merits of detailing a car if it is going to be driven every day? Whenever I wash a car it stays that way for perhaps 2-3 days max, and that's in the summer.

As I say, the cars look great.

I read the best answer to this question on one of the forums;

Do you wipe your bum when you've been to the toilet?  :grin:

Haha! Love that one!

Erm, I suppose there are number of reasons but the main reason I protect it up so well is that it makes it much easier to maintain and wash myself throughout the life of the car. For maintaining all it will need is weekly/bi-weekly washes and the odd cleanse and wax top up, but it will still look this good in 3-4 years save for the odd stone chip etc.

Also, applying a windscreen sealant and an anti-fog treatment to the inside of the windscreen actually makes wet/cold weather driving much safer. Water simply rolls off the screen and wipers simply aren't required at motorway speed making visibility much better. Really worth looking into!

The last 2 cars i've had (Mk5 GTI and Fiat Bravo runabout) I've actually made money on as I bought them mechanically spot on, but paint was a bit lacking and after detailing them, they were worth more. We all have our hobbies I suppose but I do take a lot of pride in it looking so good!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 10 March 2014, 19:13
That was my retort to one of my neighbours who hilariously comments every time he walks past when I'm cleaning one of my cars.


That was it! I love it!  8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CR4ZYHOR5E on 10 March 2014, 19:41
These spotless cars look absolutely fantastic, however I might be in a minority saying this, but what exactly is the merits of detailing a car if it is going to be driven every day? Whenever I wash a car it stays that way for perhaps 2-3 days max, and that's in the summer.

As I say, the cars look great.

I read the best answer to this question on one of the forums;

Do you wipe your bum when you've been to the toilet?  :grin:

But that's my point. To use your analogy...Wiping your ar*e with toilet paper is what most people are doing when they are washing their car. Detailing seems akin to going down there with bleach and a toothbrush  :shocked:

Anywho...each to their own, as I say, great cars. Wish I had the skill and patience.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 10 March 2014, 19:53
These spotless cars look absolutely fantastic, however I might be in a minority saying this, but what exactly is the merits of detailing a car if it is going to be driven every day? Whenever I wash a car it stays that way for perhaps 2-3 days max, and that's in the summer.

As I say, the cars look great.
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I read the best answer to this question on one of the forums;

Do you wipe your bum when you've been to the toilet?  :grin:

But that's my point. To use your analogy...Wiping your ar*e with toilet paper is what most people are doing when they are washing their car. Detailing seems akin to going down there with bleach and a toothbrush  :shocked:

Anywho...each to their own, as I say, great cars. Wish I had the skill and patience.

For me you can't best the feeling of having a nice polished and waxed car on your drive. I wasn't that fussed about cleaning cars but it gets addictive, especially when you see them reflections and the beading when it's rained.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 10 March 2014, 19:57
These spotless cars look absolutely fantastic, however I might be in a minority saying this, but what exactly is the merits of detailing a car if it is going to be driven every day? Whenever I wash a car it stays that way for perhaps 2-3 days max, and that's in the summer.

As I say, the cars look great.

I read the best answer to this question on one of the forums;

Do you wipe your bum when you've been to the toilet?  :grin:

But that's my point. To use your analogy...Wiping your ar*e with toilet paper is what most people are doing when they are washing their car. Detailing seems akin to going down there with bleach and a toothbrush  :shocked:

Anywho...each to their own, as I say, great cars. Wish I had the skill and patience.

Sorry to be facecious mate, there are a couple of reasons for doing a full detail, obviously having a lovely shiny car being one but also it makes the weekly/fortnightly wash much much easier.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CR4ZYHOR5E on 10 March 2014, 20:09
For the avoidance of doubt I admire the dedication of people that detail their cars and many of you have offered very valid reasons for doing it - not least the enjoyment of getting your car just so.

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 10 March 2014, 20:52
Thanks pal! They do look pretty smart, excuse the horrible glare on this one but here is a more zoomed in one...


Back to the plates then to avoid comparing wiping your arse to cleaning your car....

Are they fixed with double sided sticky pads?  I have been looking at pressed plates for quite a while but wondered if a number plate frame was best to avoid drilling plates... prefer the flush (excuse the toilet analogy) look of yours!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 10 March 2014, 21:12
Thanks pal! They do look pretty smart, excuse the horrible glare on this one but here is a more zoomed in one...


Back to the plates then to avoid comparing wiping your arse to cleaning your car....

Are they fixed with double sided sticky pads?  I have been looking at pressed plates for quite a while but wondered if a number plate frame was best to avoid drilling plates... prefer the flush (excuse the toilet analogy) look of yours!

Haha yes, they are stuck on using double sided adhesive pads. I didn't want to drill them as I wanted to avoid the screw heads being shown, ruins the look IMO. The company I bought the plates from supplied 6 pads per plate and they seem to be pretty strong too. Adjusting the position was pretty damn difficult once any contact was made!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 10 March 2014, 21:16

Haha yes, they are stuck on using double sided adhesive pads. I didn't want to drill them as I wanted to avoid the screw heads being shown, ruins the look IMO. The company I bought the plates from supplied 6 pads per plate and they seem to be pretty strong too. Adjusting the position was pretty damn difficult once any contact was made!

Cheers, might order a set myself now - still worried about the law :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GiT1984 on 10 March 2014, 22:08
Loving all the pics gents - keep up the good work! There are some SERIOUSLY clean cars out there .....   :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 11 March 2014, 11:35
Gave mine a full weekend of detailing after the dealers made a hash of it! Full write up is here: http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?id=6746 (hope its OK to link to the Forum Sponsors Forum?!)

Just a couple of pics:

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09143012Copy_zps71224b20.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09143012Copy_zps71224b20.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142923Copy_zps3024f62f.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142923Copy_zps3024f62f.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142851Copy_zps226aa5e9.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142851Copy_zps226aa5e9.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142846Copy_zpsfbb039e8.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142846Copy_zpsfbb039e8.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142807Copy_zps87890ac5.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/New%20Car%20Detail/2014-03-09142807Copy_zps87890ac5.jpg.html)

Also fitted front LED indicator bulbs, pressed plates, a black Richbrook GTI Tax Disc Holder and VW Dustcaps!

Jon

Seen this on Detailing World. Good job!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mark V GTD on 12 March 2014, 00:54
Looks amazing Jon!  Can't believe how thorough you were - even going to the degree of removing the wheels!

Is detailing purely a hobby for you?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: C2K on 12 March 2014, 09:26
Wheels off is an essential step, as the crap congregates on the back of the spokes which you can never adequately clean on the car. Mine will be off shortly!

Looking good there Birchy.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 12 March 2014, 09:45
Looks amazing Jon!  Can't believe how thorough you were - even going to the degree of removing the wheels!

Is detailing purely a hobby for you?

Thanks very much! Yes detailing is just a hobby, but I am very enthusiastic about it and offer to clean friends/families cars just for the cost of me keeping stock of the materials/chemicals used.

I did think about running it as a business part time but I don't really want to commit to it every weekend to cover costs. Got a nice few cars coming up though for a friend including a McLaren 12C, Aston DB9 Volante, Bentley GTC, New Range Rover and a Bentley Mulsanne!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 12 March 2014, 11:24
FFs gave the car a full clean and as much as I love DBP when it's clean, my god it shows up so many scratches, swirls and stone chips. Think il take the car to a detailed in the summer and have them work overtime. Grrrrrr. Should have gone for white, hides a multitude of sins
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 19 March 2014, 10:00
Not fitted yet but my pressed plates arrived  :cool:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-03-19094858_zps07281ab5.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mohsin on 19 March 2014, 13:12
Loving the plates monsta!  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 19 March 2014, 13:30
Having these fitted today...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/ECE282C9-8C7D-429A-BBDC-6AEA6749BEEA_zps4wkhqo39.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/joeA3/media/GTI/ECE282C9-8C7D-429A-BBDC-6AEA6749BEEA_zps4wkhqo39.jpg.html)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/0286E8CA-17ED-424D-BE82-E1119BB8EAE6_zpsbausfqpy.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/joeA3/media/GTI/0286E8CA-17ED-424D-BE82-E1119BB8EAE6_zpsbausfqpy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 19 March 2014, 13:57
Having these fitted today...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/ECE282C9-8C7D-429A-BBDC-6AEA6749BEEA_zps4wkhqo39.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/joeA3/media/GTI/ECE282C9-8C7D-429A-BBDC-6AEA6749BEEA_zps4wkhqo39.jpg.html)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/0286E8CA-17ED-424D-BE82-E1119BB8EAE6_zpsbausfqpy.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/joeA3/media/GTI/0286E8CA-17ED-424D-BE82-E1119BB8EAE6_zpsbausfqpy.jpg.html)

They they look great Joe. I've been considering these myself. I would love to see some pictures and hear your thoughts on them  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 19 March 2014, 14:15
They they look great Joe. I've been considering these myself. I would love to see some pictures and hear your thoughts on them  :smiley:

+1 photos and review  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mistertee on 19 March 2014, 18:28
Today I had a merc tailgating me all the way up to the slip road, as soon as I hit the slip road I dropped a cog and left him choking on my dust, in 2 seconds he was a mere spec in my mirror.  He didn't even have the decency to race me, what a loser.  Should have waited for him to pull up along side.

I love this car  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 19 March 2014, 18:46
They they look great Joe. I've been considering these myself. I would love to see some pictures and hear your thoughts on them  :smiley:

+1 photos and review  :smiley:

Well here it is! I drove the car about 30 miles home afterwards on a mixture of roads and I cannot tell any difference at all in ride comfort. If I didn't know they were installed, I'd never know it wasn't standard. I don't have the ACC suspension option either.
I think the drop is just right. Not too low, I think it still looks "OEM"....
 
The only annoying thing... I have a clunk coming from somewhere, there must be a loose bolt somewhere so I'll have to go back again to get it checked.

Here's a few pics


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/EDB2CE9A-E622-43B0-B3B1-E6884DA04313_zpsn10y10xx.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/joeA3/media/GTI/EDB2CE9A-E622-43B0-B3B1-E6884DA04313_zpsn10y10xx.jpg.html)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/9F4F3729-2932-46BE-813E-99C4E10B4B2A_zps2572pkhk.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/joeA3/media/GTI/9F4F3729-2932-46BE-813E-99C4E10B4B2A_zps2572pkhk.jpg.html)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/B28A3CE7-893A-4DC3-9D0A-0CC6E9CE428A_zpsygqygfta.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/joeA3/media/GTI/B28A3CE7-893A-4DC3-9D0A-0CC6E9CE428A_zpsygqygfta.jpg.html)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/0138DC8D-E8B8-4BCE-85F3-243D0E740184_zpsgy7b19p5.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/joeA3/media/GTI/0138DC8D-E8B8-4BCE-85F3-243D0E740184_zpsgy7b19p5.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mistertee on 19 March 2014, 18:48
Maybe I should have paid extra for white...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 19 March 2014, 19:00
Thanks for the pics and the review Joe, that looks spot on to me  :smiley:

Definitely going to give this consideration. Was it a local garage that fitted them for you?


Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 19 March 2014, 19:09
Thanks for the pics and the review Joe, that looks spot on to me  :smiley:

Definitely going to give this consideration. Was it a local garage that fitted them for you?

A local VW dealership did it!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 19 March 2014, 19:15
Thanks for the pics and the review Joe, that looks spot on to me  :smiley:

Definitely going to give this consideration. Was it a local garage that fitted them for you?

A local VW dealership did it!

Interesting, how much did they charge you?   I thought that I had gone off this idea but after seeing your photos I might be about to change my mind.  I like the way they don't look too low!

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 19 March 2014, 19:21
Thanks for the pics and the review Joe, that looks spot on to me  :smiley:

Definitely going to give this consideration. Was it a local garage that fitted them for you?

A local VW dealership did it!

Did you order the parts through them Joe and did they mention if it would affect the warranty at all?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 19 March 2014, 19:28
They charged me €250 and it was kinda a 2-for-1 deal. 2 of us got it done.
The job included an alignment check and it took the guts of 4 hours overall.

I supplied the springs myself. The dealers had no issue doing the job  although customer supplied parts was unusual for them. Warranty wasn't even mentioned. They have a cabinet full of VWR merchandise and the service manager was wearing a VWR jacket  :grin:
As far as we're all concerned, they are VW springs fitted by a VW dealer  :smiley:

I love how it looks. To me it looks OEM. The rear end of the car in particular just sits a bit too high as standard and this fixes that without any compromise in ride quality IMO.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 19 March 2014, 19:36
They charged me €250 and it was kinda a 2-for-1 deal. 2 of us got it done.
The job included an alignment check and it took the guts of 4 hours overall.

I supplied the springs myself. The dealers had no issue doing the job  although customer supplied parts was unusual for them. Warranty wasn't even mentioned. They have a cabinet full of VWR merchandise and the service manager was wearing a VWR jacket  :grin:
As far as we're all concerned, they are VW springs fitted by a VW dealer  :smiley:

I love how it looks. To me it looks OEM. The rear end of the car in particular just sits a bit too high as standard and this fixes that without any compromise in ride quality IMO.

Thanks Joe

I had noticed at my dealership that most of them were wearing the VWR tops and had asked if they would order and fit the springs. The impression I got was that they would fit them for me but the guy I spoke to didn't even realise that VWR provided car parts  :huh: :huh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 19 March 2014, 19:44
They charged me €250 and it was kinda a 2-for-1 deal. 2 of us got it done.
The job included an alignment check and it took the guts of 4 hours overall.

I supplied the springs myself. The dealers had no issue doing the job  although customer supplied parts was unusual for them. Warranty wasn't even mentioned. They have a cabinet full of VWR merchandise and the service manager was wearing a VWR jacket  :grin:
As far as we're all concerned, they are VW springs fitted by a VW dealer  :smiley:

I love how it looks. To me it looks OEM. The rear end of the car in particular just sits a bit too high as standard and this fixes that without any compromise in ride quality IMO.

Thanks Joe

I had noticed at my dealership that most of them were wearing the VWR tops and had asked if they would order and fit the springs. The impression I got was that they would fit them for me but the guy I spoke to didn't even realise that VWR provided car parts  :huh: :huh:

Haha that doesn't surprise me!
Getting the springs was an ordeal in itself. I ordered them at the turn of the year from APR but they messed me around for a month with "supply issues". It turned out APR have lost the VWR franchise and now Awesome GTI have it. So if you want to get them, contact Awesome GTI...

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 19 March 2014, 19:46

They charged me €250 and it was kinda a 2-for-1 deal. 2 of us got it done.
The job included an alignment check and it took the guts of 4 hours overall.

I supplied the springs myself. The dealers had no issue doing the job  although customer supplied parts was unusual for them. Warranty wasn't even mentioned. They have a cabinet full of VWR merchandise and the service manager was wearing a VWR jacket  :grin:
As far as we're all concerned, they are VW springs fitted by a VW dealer  :smiley:

I love how it looks. To me it looks OEM. The rear end of the car in particular just sits a bit too high as standard and this fixes that without any compromise in ride quality IMO.

Thanks Joe

I had noticed at my dealership that most of them were wearing the VWR tops and had asked if they would order and fit the springs. The impression I got was that they would fit them for me but the guy I spoke to didn't even realise that VWR provided car parts  :huh: :huh:

Haha that doesn't surprise me!
Getting the springs was an ordeal in itself. I ordered them at the turn of the year from APR but they messed me around for a month with "supply issues". It turned out APR have lost the VWR franchise and now Awesome GTI have it. I only persevered because I was getting them at a good discount. 

So if you want to get them now, contact Awesome GTI...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 19 March 2014, 19:52
They charged me €250 and it was kinda a 2-for-1 deal. 2 of us got it done.
The job included an alignment check and it took the guts of 4 hours overall.

I supplied the springs myself. The dealers had no issue doing the job  although customer supplied parts was unusual for them. Warranty wasn't even mentioned. They have a cabinet full of VWR merchandise and the service manager was wearing a VWR jacket  :grin:
As far as we're all concerned, they are VW springs fitted by a VW dealer  :smiley:

I love how it looks. To me it looks OEM. The rear end of the car in particular just sits a bit too high as standard and this fixes that without any compromise in ride quality IMO.

Thanks Joe

I had noticed at my dealership that most of them were wearing the VWR tops and had asked if they would order and fit the springs. The impression I got was that they would fit them for me but the guy I spoke to didn't even realise that VWR provided car parts  :huh: :huh:

Haha that doesn't surprise me!
Getting the springs was an ordeal in itself. I ordered them at the turn of the year from APR but they messed me around for a month with "supply issues". It turned out APR have lost the VWR franchise and now Awesome GTI have it. So if you want to get them, contact Awesome GTI...

Very interesting. You do wonder though why VW can't supply the parts themselves.

Sorry, one final question Joe, I take it you should notify your insurance company of this upgrade?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 19 March 2014, 19:54
Well I never actually asked VW if they could supply them, I reckon they probably could, so long as you gave them the part numbers, etc.
As for insurance I don't know. As I said, they are "VW" springs fitted by a VW dealer  :wink: One I'll think about when it comes to renewal time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 19 March 2014, 19:56
Well I never actually asked VW if they could supply them, I reckon they probably could, so long as you gave them the part numbers, etc.
As for insurance I don't know. As I said, they are "VW" springs fitted by a VW dealer  :wink: One I'll think about when it comes to renewal time.

Cheers Pal  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 19 March 2014, 20:07
I'd read the faq's on the vwr website with regards to warranty and insurance, but then again these are your best chances of blaggin it :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ap69 on 22 March 2014, 15:35
Fitted a roof rack & bike carrier all Thule for a 3dr

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag315/sunnymeadenursery/car/69E5EFC7-F210-4A30-AF17-BBE6B76DB288_zpssaxf7ftn.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/sunnymeadenursery/media/car/69E5EFC7-F210-4A30-AF17-BBE6B76DB288_zpssaxf7ftn.jpg.html)


(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag315/sunnymeadenursery/car/4116DADA-4289-4CE7-9E99-8B4EBFC600D8_zpsbsd2wkdo.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/sunnymeadenursery/media/car/4116DADA-4289-4CE7-9E99-8B4EBFC600D8_zpsbsd2wkdo.jpg.html)


(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag315/sunnymeadenursery/bike/12636535-D809-404F-B850-58F94C0BD9AD_zpsdtutkpuw.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/sunnymeadenursery/media/bike/12636535-D809-404F-B850-58F94C0BD9AD_zpsdtutkpuw.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 24 March 2014, 09:43
Gave mine a quick wash yesterday. Really loving the Tornado Red!

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/GTIFront_zps686e35e5.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/GTIFront_zps686e35e5.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/GTIWheel_zps717a9b6e.jpeg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/GTIWheel_zps717a9b6e.jpeg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/GTIRear_zpsa1454860.jpeg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/GTIRear_zpsa1454860.jpeg.html)

It was completely effortless to clean (especially the wheels) which made the hard work a couple of weekends ago really worthwhile!

Also loaded some station logos on to the radio, looks really cool!

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/GTIRadio_zpsaf0b7334.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/GTIRadio_zpsaf0b7334.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 24 March 2014, 10:15
How do you do the station logo's ??
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 24 March 2014, 11:08
How do you do the station logo's ??

Dead easy mate... Download the GB logos from this link: http://www.volkswagen.de/de/models/golf_7/brochure/senderlogos.html

Put the file on to an SD card and insert that in to the SD2 card slot in the glove box.

In the Radio screen, hit setup (bottom right) and click on Station Logos. Select the SD2 Card and then scroll through until you find the one you want. You do have to add each one individually but it's really easy and took me less than 5 mins to do those in the screen.

 :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 24 March 2014, 14:34
How do you do the station logo's ??

Dead easy mate... Download the GB logos from this link: http://www.volkswagen.de/de/models/golf_7/brochure/senderlogos.html

Put the file on to an SD card and insert that in to the SD2 card slot in the glove box.

In the Radio screen, hit setup (bottom right) and click on Station Logos. Select the SD2 Card and then scroll through until you find the one you want. You do have to add each one individually but it's really easy and took me less than 5 mins to do those in the screen.

 :cool:

Done it. Thanks
Logos are a little smaller than I expected. Mine show up about 10mm X 10mm when viewed using the station info option  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ap69 on 24 March 2014, 19:53
Took her to my dads house to take him out for a spin, he's convalescencing and no excitement, so I took him out and scared him stiff he said he loved it and the best day he'd had in ages

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Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mr Savage on 26 March 2014, 00:26
Well I never actually asked VW if they could supply them, I reckon they probably could, so long as you gave them the part numbers, etc.
As for insurance I don't know. As I said, they are "VW" springs fitted by a VW dealer  :wink: One I'll think about when it comes to renewal time.

What made you decide to go for the VWR Springs over the cheaper Eibach ones? Do they cause any problems if you have Dynamic Chasis Control? I don't see why they would but i'm looking at getting this done as the car sits just a little too high in my opinion.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: damianmkv on 26 March 2014, 06:57
How do you do the station logo's ??

Dead easy mate... Download the GB logos from this link: http://www.volkswagen.de/de/models/golf_7/brochure/senderlogos.html

Put the file on to an SD card and insert that in to the SD2 card slot in the glove box.

In the Radio screen, hit setup (bottom right) and click on Station Logos. Select the SD2 Card and then scroll through until you find the one you want. You do have to add each one individually but it's really easy and took me less than 5 mins to do those in the screen.

 :cool:

Excellent - thanks for that. Done :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 27 March 2014, 16:24
Today I read this http://www.volkswagenracing.co.uk/news/new-golf-mk7-r-arrives-2/

good honest comparison imo
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 28 March 2014, 22:09
Today I did my normal commute home, just passed 6100 miles.
The Golf GTI is such a good car..... love it  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: damianmkv on 30 March 2014, 00:32
Discovered a 4" long scratch on the boot - most of it has come out with a bit of elbow grease but am annoyed all the same
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 30 March 2014, 12:15
The gimp next door is pressure washing his house and didnt think to ask us to move our cars, my gti is covered in little debris from it, not happy but guess i'll be washing my car this afternoon
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 30 March 2014, 16:08
Changed the time on my car and found tht you can have a clock showing when the screen is in standby looks nifty.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Damo66 on 30 March 2014, 16:44
Washed polished and the clock changed, all we need now is some good weather over here :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: rick2b on 30 March 2014, 18:08
Quick Wash and sonax x bsd(recommend highly)
New valve caps

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Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mistertee on 30 March 2014, 18:58
Polished my tailpipes, makes back of car look 100% better!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gordor on 30 March 2014, 19:44
Discovered a 4" long scratch on the boot - most of it has come out with a bit of elbow grease but am annoyed all the same


I feel your pain....I've just treated mine to a quick wash an 7 deep to light scratches on the drivers door and they must be a good 5-6 inches long too  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 31 March 2014, 08:11
Gave the girl a good clean for the first time in a number of weeks as it was a nice weekend.

Topped up the C2V3 for the paintwork, Poorboys for the Alloys, and fast glass for the er....glass  :grin:

Even polished the exhaust silencer with Autosol, and it came up like a mirror. Finally, metal parts of the undercarriage given a quick wipe down with Bare Bones to return them to gloss (yes sad I know).

Looks much better.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/13531798734_87cddec6aa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mBL1jJ)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/13531484245_9a9c079250_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mBJoQv)

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(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2886/13531803004_b54d354980_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mBL2Am)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 31 March 2014, 08:48
Fitted a tuning box yesterday  :evil: :evil:

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: boydeee on 31 March 2014, 08:52
Gave the girl a good clean for the first time in a number of weeks as it was a nice weekend.

Topped up the C2V3 for the paintwork, Poorboys for the Alloys, and fast glass for the er....glass  :grin:

Even polished the exhaust silencer with Autosol, and it came up like a mirror. Finally, metal parts of the undercarriage given a quick wipe down with Bare Bones to return them to gloss (yes sad I know).

Looks much better.

Looks cracking mate! I picked mine up yesterday finally. Chuffed would definitely be the word for it!
I'll need to try and keep it as clean as your's  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 31 March 2014, 10:17
Gave the girl a good clean for the first time in a number of weeks as it was a nice weekend.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5212/13531585503_6ef008a32a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mBJUWk)

Looks great underneath, good work!  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Andy_cs on 31 March 2014, 10:30
Washed with snowfoam for first time ever. Great result on car but how do you get rid of all the foam covering the drive, path, house, road, city .....
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 31 March 2014, 10:31
Took the bikes out into the countryside for a spin :)

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-03-30122940_zpsc4cabe9a.jpg)(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-03-30122950_zpsd1e63422.jpg)
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-03-30123001_zpsf33ff92d.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 31 March 2014, 10:33
Looking good Monsta. How much was your roof rack?

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 31 March 2014, 11:41
Looking good Monsta. How much was your roof rack?

J

Cheers well I managed to pick up the roof rack on ebay, brand new from Germany for about £100 delivered (list price £265.50) and the bike holders x 2 for £40 (list price £82.50 each)

All in all, a bit of a bargain. 

Lovely bit of kit though, very happy I stayed with the official VW stuff and didn't get persuaded by the cheaper uglier Halfords etc offering  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 31 March 2014, 11:51
Great stuff cheers! Might be something i look in to in the future. I don't fancy my MTB inside the Golf!

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 02 April 2014, 12:01
Gave the girl a good clean for the first time in a number of weeks as it was a nice weekend.

Topped up the C2V3 for the paintwork, Poorboys for the Alloys, and fast glass for the er....glass  :grin:

Even polished the exhaust silencer with Autosol, and it came up like a mirror. Finally, metal parts of the undercarriage given a quick wipe down with Bare Bones to return them to gloss (yes sad I know).

Looks much better.

How do you find the C2V3, thinking of buying some to put on top of the Exo V2 between washes.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 02 April 2014, 13:19
Fitted the DTUK tuning box to the car first thing this morning   :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 03 April 2014, 18:46
Bit the bullet and ordered sport (dark black) wind deflectors. Can always try them and return them
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 03 April 2014, 19:09
Bit the bullet and ordered sport (dark black) wind deflectors. Can always try them and return them

I suggest you deactivate the fold on locking function for your mirrors while you are trying them out, most seem to get crunched on folding of the mirrors. Do all the MK7 Golfs have folding mirrors? If not, then maybe the wind deflectors aren't really meant for Golfs with folding mirrors. You could fit them, measuring the lippage on them, after measuring the gap between folded mirrors and door beforehand to make sure the deflectors can be accommodated without crushing them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 03 April 2014, 19:33
Well theres a boy on here who had that issue but surely VW wouldnt tell him they would order them in again for him if they werent supposed to work with the folding mirrors? I expect delivery in 10-12 days, but as you say i better measure it before i lock the car in case something similar happens. Id hate to fit them, like them and have to compromise on not being able to use the electric mirrors. If thats the case theyl be going back
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mckay85 on 03 April 2014, 22:08
Well theres a boy on here who had that issue but surely VW wouldnt tell him they would order them in again for him if they werent supposed to work with the folding mirrors?

They are listed on the VW accessories just for mk7. It usually mentions what models they don't fit.
I got my replacements and they now clear a good few mm with the mirrors folded in. I suspected the dealer didn't fit them correctly in the first place.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Croz13 on 03 April 2014, 22:16
Drove Around Spa Francorchamps  :smiley: & got afew passenger rides in the milltek Mk7  :laugh:
Pics to follow when back home
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: VWcezGTI7 on 03 April 2014, 22:17
Took the bikes out into the countryside for a spin :)

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-03-30122940_zpsc4cabe9a.jpg)(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-03-30122950_zpsd1e63422.jpg)
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-03-30123001_zpsf33ff92d.jpg)
Are those the dark red LED tail lights that are fitted on the R? If so, how much did they cost you and were they easy to install? The looks of the car are just stunning.(Loving the rear GTI badge in red too) Not sure if the R comes in CSG but the combination of Carbon Grey paint with those tail lights is simply perfect.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 03 April 2014, 23:29
The R doesn't come in CSG unfortunately but Monsta's GTI does look ossum with the R tails! :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Damo66 on 05 April 2014, 17:49
Washed polished and found my first stone chip on the N/S A pillar, ah well it had to happen sometime  :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 05 April 2014, 20:43
Washed it in the rain! :rolleyes: then popped to Morrisons and couldn't resist a few iphone pics!

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Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 April 2014, 20:46
That is a thing of beauty  :cool:

That's one empty supermarket car park, doesn't anyone else shop in your Morrisons?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GolfTi on 05 April 2014, 21:09
Stunning :cool: :cool: :cool:

I wish car parks were like that all of the time...

I bet a people carrier turned up 5 minutes later, in the next parking spot, with all doors in full operation.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: gazmondo35 on 05 April 2014, 21:12
No worries about door dents in that car park, plus looking at the car makes me think maybe I should have waited & got an R.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 05 April 2014, 21:51
That blue is absolutely stunning. Love it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 05 April 2014, 22:01
Stunning Jimble!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 05 April 2014, 22:56
That is a thing of beauty  :cool:

That's one empty supermarket car park, doesn't anyone else shop in your Morrisons?

It was 7:30 and they close at 8! I wish car parks were always like that! :cry:

Thanks for the comments! It desperatley needed the Sahara washing off!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 April 2014, 23:05
It was 7:30 and they close at 8! I wish car parks were always like that! :cry:

If Carlsberg made car parks........(minus the pillars of course)

I need to reconsider my weekly shopping habits  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JamesR27 on 06 April 2014, 10:28
That's stunning Jimble. I really like the wheels and the colour looks brilliant under the lights.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 06 April 2014, 14:41
Jimble - stunning! Still too may doors though, lol!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: ffrank on 06 April 2014, 16:44
Really does look good, I bet it sounded alright in that carpark too  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 06 April 2014, 16:50
Really does look good, I bet it sounded alright in that carpark too  :whistle:

Couldn't possibly comment... :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 06 April 2014, 17:29
Repaired a few stone chips last night and just now. I have 3 very small ones towards the tops of the wings where they meet the windscreen pillars, and a large one (probably 2 square mm area) on the bonnet. The bonnet one and one of the small ones have taken it down to the undercoat.

Splash of red on 2 of the chips yesterday and a splash of clear on the other 2, brushed around the painted area with a model brush with IMS on to thin out the excess beyond the chip and left them to dry for 24 hours.

I was surprised how tough the paint had dried in 24 hours. I was giving the clear excess a good rub with a moistened cloth which had Mer abrasive polish on it. After 5 mins I gave up on that and started buffing with an IMS moistened cloth and got it down level. A quick polish up with Mer, and I couldn't see any evidence of repair, completely invisible. The IMS was quite slow taking the paint up, which was a good thing, not easy to overdo it and take all of your paint off with a few cloth swipes.

I then did the same on the red, just to get it slightly concave and have applied the clear to excess, to get rubbed down level tomorrow (weather permitting) - hopefully it'll be just as good a finish, although the bonnet chip will probably be the biggest challenge.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: marting on 08 April 2014, 09:20
Got it detailed after picking it up a couple of weeks ago.  Very pleased with the finish achieved by Luke at LG Autoworx.  Before and after pictures of another Carbon Grey GTD can be seen here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31188520@N05/sets/72157643582284633/
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 08 April 2014, 20:30
Fitted the mtec bulbs for my dynamic cornering lights recommended by GrahamFR earlier in this thread  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 08 April 2014, 20:49
Waited till it was lighter to change the bulbs I see lol good colour match?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 08 April 2014, 21:25
I know this is a bit of a marmite mod but I think I like it. It will only take take 2 mins to change back if I get bored  :whistle: :whistle:
I would have had this one licked a couple of weeks ago as I had planned to just change the bulbs as I had done in my Scirocco but the Mk7 has got sealed Led bulb holders rather than a bulb and holder.
Thanks to Sootchucker for the advice but eBay let me down. I couldn't find any bulb holders anywhere on there so bit the bullet and went to my local VW dealer thinking my under crackers would be around my ankles within seconds but no !!
2 genuine lamp units were only £9.12 each.    Part No:  V7L0 947 415
Delivered next day.
Excuse the poor photos but iPads don't do dark !! But you get the idea.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 08 April 2014, 21:28
Waited till it was lighter to change the bulbs I see lol good colour match?

Ha, well like you get bored so just ordered as set  :smiley:

Colour wise when you're looking at them outside (i.e. at the unit) they match perfectly, inside they look a little blue.  Perhaps the white would've been better?  Are the bulbs the same as for the fogs do you know?  Perhaps I'll order a white set if so.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 08 April 2014, 21:29

2 genuine lamp units were only £9.12 each part No:  V7L0 947 415



Excellent work, I was trying to find some on ebay but no luck either.   Definitely my next mod :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 08 April 2014, 22:24
What do you mean by the fogs monsta? And I've never really seen them from inside the car only looked from the outside at them, maybe White will be better
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 08 April 2014, 22:26
What do you mean by the fogs monsta? And I've never really seen them from inside the car only looked from the outside at them, maybe White will be better

The fog lights in the bumper, are they LED or Halogen? 

(http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=72&d=1348736240)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 08 April 2014, 22:28
Thought that's what you meant, no mate they are leds
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: boydeee on 11 April 2014, 19:51
Whipped off the side badges the other day. I've never really been a fan of them, so popped them both off  :smiley:


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Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 11 April 2014, 20:09
Washed and Parked in the Sunshine
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Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: lew321 on 11 April 2014, 20:51
Finally uploaded the radio logos today.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 13 April 2014, 17:43
Gave my car a thorough clean and then a top-up C2V3 coat as the original coat now 7 months old was losing its water repellency. First time i've washed the car since it was taken to Benfield Silverlink to sort the snagging door seals under warranty. What do I see on the passenger wing (the same side the doors were sorted)? Within 1 square inch area there are 4 chips that have been crudely touched up with some clear lacquer - those feckers must have done it while sorting out my door - i'll be giving them a piece of my mind tomorrow, although they'll probably deny it. That's me done with Benfield - no more servicing or warranty work from me. Their bodyshop ruined my MK5 70TDI GT Sport with a very poorly executed repair, Scotswood road branch took my GTD out for a 28 mile joyride on a lunchtime following replacement of my suspension mount bearings on the morning, and now this.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: evo GT on 13 April 2014, 18:18
Took the nice weather opportunity to photograph my GTi collection

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/evo_GT/Slammed%20VeeDubs/th_IMG_4886_tonemapped_zps621c581d.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/evo_GT/Slammed%20VeeDubs/?action=view&current=IMG_4886_tonemapped_zps621c581d.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/evo_gt/
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 13 April 2014, 21:15
@monkeyhanger. Apart from them always moving my seat and steering wheel even though I specifically ask them not to Pulman in Sunderland or Durham are good.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 14 April 2014, 07:31
@monkeyhanger. Apart from them always moving my seat and steering wheel even though I specifically ask them not to Pulman in Sunderland or Durham are good.

That's the other annoying thing. They only drove the car into the workshop and back, but pissed about with every setting or control in the car. Fair do's, move the seat and maybe the steering wheel so you can drive it safely. But do you have to set the climate control to 23C, put the aircon on, change 3 of my DAB presets, change the car from sport to individual then change every setting within individual to something different to what I had?

Pulman from now on, even if it is highly inconvenient for me (due to being further away). Going to ask to speak to the Benfield service manager and request smart repair at their expense.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 14 April 2014, 16:52
Yesterday I had a great B-Road tussle with my brother-in-law who was in his BMW M135i

Excuse the poor pic, but it was superb! He did get away on the straights but not by as much as you might think. He said he was flat out too!

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/2014-04-13172720_zps417f3118.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/2014-04-13172720_zps417f3118.jpg.html)

I do prefer the noise of his though, the straight-6 sounds wonderful! Was also very pleased that I got my golf trolley and big tour golf bag in the boot without having to take any clubs out, or put the seats down!

Done 1500 miles and the car is loosening up very nicely. Feels much keener to rev and fuel economy seems much better! No idea how, but my wife (who has no idea about driving other than to get in and go) is averaging about 38-39mpg driving around our A and B roads.

Wonderful car, really enjoying owning it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 14 April 2014, 19:49
Rang Benfield up about my cluster of 4 chips with blobs of lacquer that must have happened during the recent warranty work. Service manager said "that couldn't happen" when I explained, but asked me down to have a look after workanyway. Get there at 4:20pm, speak to one of the service lasses at 4:25 to announce my arrival to the service manager, as she'd been busy with a returning customer and she went and saw the manager. "He's on the phone, he'll be straight out when the call ends". A bloke who looked like a manager was in and out of the workshop numerous times, but didn't approach me, I wasn't sure if he was the service manager. At 5:10 I was starting to get a bit pissed off, the service lass had been wall to wall busy with people picking up their cars, so I didnt get the chance to ask her to ask him again. At 5:20, the driver that'd dropped me off at work when I last left my car with them asked me why no-one had seen me  because he'd noticed I'd been there a long time. I told him what had gone on and he went off to find the manager. He came back after 5 mins and said he couldn't find him anywhere. 5:30 and the workshop was all locked up. I finally got approached by the service manager at 5:40, it was the bloke from earlier. Not wanting to argue with him about my wait before he'd seen my car (in case it influenced his decision) we went out and looked at the car.

He said that they wouldn't repair like that if they'd done it. I said that if they'd been left unlacquered, i'd have assumed that i'd been unlucky with stone chips, but as they were lacquered then it wasn't me so must be them. I also said that the fact there was 4 chips in 1 square inch said to me that no stone chip would have peppered an area so small and left the other wing unscathed. He agreed to sort it out, suggesting the front of the wing will need a spray and blend in with the rest rather an smart repair. They will want my car 2 days at the end of the month.

I then questioned him about the wait. He half apologised - what a wayne kerr. If he'd refused all responsibility and made me wait 75 mins, i'd have probably dropped him in the car park.  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 14 April 2014, 19:56
Do you really want them painting your wing they sound like a bunch of cretins. Tried to cover the chips up in the first place and then pi44 you about? I'd be straight onto VW customer service complaining about them. Mill car clinic at boldon are excellent.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 14 April 2014, 20:06
Do you really want them painting your wing they sound like a bunch of cretins. Tried to cover the chips up in the first place and then pi44 you about? I'd be straight onto VW customer service complaining about them. Mill car clinic at boldon are excellent.

Well he said the repair was a gesture of goodwill as it couldn't really be proven either way, the only way to prove it was to have spotted it at the time and noticed the lacquer still tacky or touch dry but squidgy. With that in mind I think i'll have to let them do it. He did say that if the bodyshop decide smart repair is best then they'll do it. No money is coming from VW to cover this, so for him to offer up the dearest option seemed slightly reassuring.

VW customer services are a complete bunch of sheisters with no real power, and would not be paying (or making Benfield pay) for anyone else to do it. I'm shocked at how thin the TR paint is> I think because it has such great opacity and has to be sprayed in many thin layers to avoid orange peel, VW seem to put very little on. I'll probably not get red again for this reason, even though it looks great (IMO).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Snoopy on 18 April 2014, 17:32
Out of curiosity which benfield?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 18 April 2014, 18:37
Out of curiosity which benfield?

Silverlink, I took it to Silverlink after vowing never to go to Scotswood Road again.

I took my car to Benfield Scotswood Road for the shock mount bearings last Sept, and they were fixed at 11am, and I was told I was getting a lift at lunchtime, and then they couldn't find my car - it had vanished over the lunch break and then when it was back, they'd put 28 miles on it and only achieved low 30's mpg, so they must've caned it. Whoever it was had reset my odometer, but the mfd menus don't lie and said the car had been out for a 28 mile trip. When I brought this to their attention, I was given the old "it was out for a test drive". If that was the case, why was it ready to collect and then not ready, and no-one knew where it was? The bearing had been creaking so much prior to fixing that a 1/2 mile trip would have confirmed the fix. Some fecker had taken out my GTD for a lunchtime spin, it may have been the first one they'd had through their workshop.

Benfield are a bunch of cnuts!  :angry:

I'm sure they're punishing me for taking a Pulman bought car to them.

In future, even at massive inconvenience to myself, i'll be going to Pulman Sunderland for my servicing/warranty.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Snoopy on 18 April 2014, 19:04
Before you do that it maybe worth reading posts by mkviken on the mk6 forum hes had issues with both pulman dealerships. Ive met mkviken and so know what issues hes had.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 18 April 2014, 21:14
Before you do that it maybe worth reading posts by mkviken on the mk6 forum hes had issues with both pulman dealerships. Ive met mkviken and so know what issues hes had.

Lookers Middlesbrough is quite a way away...... :whistle:

I've been told that at Pulman Durham it's best to insist they don't wash the car as they have an automated car wash that'll scratch the car to hell.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 18 April 2014, 21:49
I just hope that Benfield don't make my car worse in their bodyshop. The car is going to their group bodyshop in the Tyne Tunnel industrial estate.

The Benfield bodyshop at Railway St (near the Metro Arena) ruined my MK5 GT170TDI (TR) with a botched body repair, unsafe brakes, oily handprints and metal swarf all over the interior and stolen/lost items from my car, following an incredibly long wait just to start the repair after it was clouted by a bus at 2 weeks old. I'm starting to think Tornado Red Golfs are unlucky for me.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Snoopy on 18 April 2014, 23:22
Iirc but you will have to ask mkviken or check the forum. They damaged an alloy on one visit and dragged a hose over the top of the car scratching it on another. At sunderland they drove over a chair! on one visit and broke all the clips on his bumper on another when replacing something so it never fitted properly.

That bodyshop is the one they gained when they bought out another group
and is far better than railway street.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 19 April 2014, 09:06
The Mill car clinic at Boldon is better than anything benfield will have.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 19 April 2014, 11:16
@ Snoopy: I suspect it is the old Colebrook and Burgess place (Silverlink VW used to be C & B), Benfield gained Silverlink and the C & B group went all Audi years ago, then in 2011 Benfield bought out C & B anyway. Prior to 2011, if you wanted VW bodywork, you had to go to Railway St.

I used to call C & B "cock-up and bodge it" after they had supplied me with a brand new Polo and missed a manufacturing defect on PDI that I picked up during my first car wash. There was a small pressed crease around the front wing wheel arch that had a perfect paint job. They agreed that it was a manufacturing defect and as they hadn't picked it u at PDI, they were doing the work at their expense.

The car was DBP, and they repaired the area then resprayed it. They had 3 goes at matching the colour - DBP is a bugger to blend in.

In overcast conditions, you could see the area they sprayed. I wanted them to spray the whole wing, but they wanted to blend in. Best bodyshop in North Tyneside that I have come across is Arnold Clark (Ford) in Shiremoor. They repaired my clouted Scirocco (Rising Blue) (smashed in the rear quarter while parked up) to an immaculate finish and had a pretty quick turnaround.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 19 April 2014, 20:49
Not massively exciting but... I washed the car, dried it and then gave it a full Gtechniq C2v3 Liquid Crystal treatment. Bodywork feels as smooth as glass afterwards. Plus, the treatment is easy to apply and lasts six months! Rain still beads after six months of hard winter driving. Makes washing the car easier too due to the coating. Good stuff and comes highly recommend. This is its second coat after I did it back in November when new.

Oh yeah ... Also painted a load of big stone chips! This pure White seems soft and is a swine for the contrast of showing them up.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimmy Filth on 19 April 2014, 21:19
Today I have kerbed one of the Pretoria's! Absolutely heartbroken. Narrow road and some Dorris in a Range Rover pulled out into my path, had to swerve and there was that horrible noise.  It isn't major but it will break my heart every day until it is fixed. Bloody bank holidays!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: charlie on 19 April 2014, 22:24
Today I have kerbed one of the Pretoria's! Absolutely heartbroken. Narrow road and some Dorris in a Range Rover pulled out into my path, had to swerve and there was that horrible noise.  It isn't major but it will break my heart every day until it is fixed. Bloody bank holidays!!!
feel for you chap it will fix though  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimmy Filth on 19 April 2014, 22:40
Yeah, it will get fixed.  On Tuesday :)

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 20 April 2014, 07:33
I scuffed one of my alloys a couple of months ago.  Decided to leave getting a repair done just now as it's probably gonna pick up a few more in the course of its life. I dont feel bothered by it anymore.

I gave the car a good wash yesterday in prep for some c2v3 today.  Noticed a small scratch on the front passenger door.  On further in inspection, when looking closely I can see a faint line in the paint going down the door.  Looks like some fcucker has hit their door into it.  Luckily there is no dent and you have to look really close to see it but this is so annoying.  Especially when you park away from everyone else in the car parks  :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 20 April 2014, 15:42
I gave the car a good wash yesterday in prep for some c2v3 today.  Noticed a small scratch on the front passenger door.  On further in inspection, when looking closely I can see a faint line in the paint going down the door.

How deep is the scratch if it's just a suface scratch, it could be the C2V3. Ive had a few light and white scratches that have turned out to be the C2V3. A quick rub with Mer made them disappear, then and reapplication of C2V3.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 20 April 2014, 17:04
It's more of a scuff than a scratch.  There are fainter scuffs leading off this in a vertical line which is what you get when a door has been opened into yours.  In general I've noticed a fair few scratches on the motor.  Is it possible for stone chips to damage the alloys?  There are some small white chipped bits on the black area of the wheels.  I'm doing the two bucket method for washes but I'm almost of the opinion that I'm better off not washing the car because you don't notice these things otherwise!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 20 April 2014, 17:09
Dippy: Yep, it's possible to get stone chips on wheels, but much less likely than the front end of your car because your rubber is usually in the way of the car in front, but when clear lacquer chips or scratches, it looks white.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 21 April 2014, 19:19
On Saturday.... gave her a good clean, gave her a polish and a couple of coats of C2v3 along with some gtechniq G1 on the glass.

Today - gave the inside a good clean and took her for a spin. Needs a wash again!

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Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 21 April 2014, 21:59
(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae35/GinaGeeGTi/DSC09585_zps2271380c.jpg) (http://s955.photobucket.com/user/GinaGeeGTi/media/DSC09585_zps2271380c.jpg.html)

(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae35/GinaGeeGTi/ScreenShot2014-04-24at092405_zps9fa031d3.png) (http://s955.photobucket.com/user/GinaGeeGTi/media/ScreenShot2014-04-24at092405_zps9fa031d3.png.html)

I took mine drag racing today at York Raceway. Best time on 1/4 mile was 15.05 seconds @94.55mph. I would love to know if anyone else has taken their mrk7 out to play on a drag strip yet, and what time did you do????  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 23 April 2014, 21:35
Fitted a pair of Bosch Aerotwin wipers and initial impressions are full of win!!! 8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 23 April 2014, 21:38
Fitted a pair of Bosch Aerotwin wipers and initial impressions are full of win!!! 8)

They are excellent.  Switched to these last year after recommendation on here and massive improvement on the oem ones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: hastd2 on 24 April 2014, 23:06
Hi was wondering where you got these wiper blades from and what part number you used

Cheers
Doug
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 24 April 2014, 23:39
Hi was wondering where you got these wiper blades from and what part number you used

Cheers
Doug


Hi mate, ordered mine from here:-


https://www.windscreenwipersdirect.co.uk/ (https://www.windscreenwipersdirect.co.uk/)


Just put your make/model etc in, they look almost identical to the OEM ones but work much better.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 25 April 2014, 09:43
Should be the Bosch A864S??
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 25 April 2014, 12:36
Should be the Bosch A864S??

Yes, marginally cheaper on wiperblades.co.uk but the difference is pennies. They dispatched within 2 hours of the placed order for mine this morning.


Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 25 April 2014, 13:23
http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af326/fbf01/Without_zps183122ef.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af326/fbf01/With_zpsf7e9edee.jpg

Hmmmmm....bastard to git. Still unsure
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 25 April 2014, 16:01
http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af326/fbf01/Without_zps183122ef.jpg (http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af326/fbf01/Without_zps183122ef.jpg)

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Hmmmmm....fatherless son to git. Still unsure


Without imo... :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 25 April 2014, 17:32
http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af326/fbf01/Without_zps183122ef.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af326/fbf01/With_zpsf7e9edee.jpg

Hmmmmm....fatherless son to git. Still unsure

Look better on a black car than any other tho
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 25 April 2014, 17:37
Look better on a black car than any other tho

Better or less noticeable?  :whistle: Not a fan, looks like the first step of a "halfords makeover" IMO.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 25 April 2014, 18:42
I must be being blind...what am I looking for in them two pictures?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 25 April 2014, 19:01
I must be being blind...what am I looking for in them two pictures?


Wind deflectors. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 25 April 2014, 19:46
I must be being blind...what am I looking for in them two pictures?


Wind deflectors. :)

Ah yeah - I was actually looking for wind deflectors but managed to miss them. Jurys out for me, I'm sitting on the fence.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: hastd2 on 25 April 2014, 21:05
Should be the Bosch A864S??

That's them ordered, thanks for the link Jimble
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 26 April 2014, 17:07
Gave her a good interior clean, dust & vacuum. Kids had kicked mud all round the plastic in the back….Grrrrrrrr!!!! :angry:
But all looking brand new again now. Anyone suggest a really good vacuum? Ours is weaker than a hotel room hairdryer. :roll eyes: Can't say I'm impressed with the carpet quality, goes fluffy hairy after one vac.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 26 April 2014, 17:11
Gave her a good interior clean, dust & vacuum. Kids had kicked mud all round the plastic in the back….Grrrrrrrr!!!! :angry:
But all looking brand new again now. Anyone suggest a really good vacuum? Ours is weaker than a hotel room hairdryer. :roll eyes: Can't say I'm impressed with the carpet quality, goes fluffy hairy after one vac.

I have used a vax for about 15 years and it has never let me down. Powerful too !!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 26 April 2014, 18:29
B&Q are doing a Karcher end of line wet and dry for £35. It's no longer on their website but I got one and it seems ok?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: ffrank on 27 April 2014, 22:41
In anticipation of my GTD arriving this week, planned and got ready for giving it it's first wash and protection, thanks to JBirchy for his help on a few of the products. :) I had a practice run on my wife's peugeot today and it's looking good - it rained afterwards and the water beading and fleeing from the paint was amazing. Her car has never been detailed, or probably even waxed - the ironx gave a purple river down the road and the clay still picked up shed loads.

The dealer isn't washing the car for me at my request, and is leaving it 'in the wraps', so hopefully I get some decent weather after pickup.

By the way, I am a novice at detailing - so if anyone is thinking of taking the plunge - go for it, products like these are dead easy to use - although it did take me 4 hours  :shocked:

(http://i.imgur.com/blGqoSd.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 28 April 2014, 11:49
Excellent buddy, some superb products there! The Sonax Hybrid NPT is a fantastic product which will give you at least 6-8 months, and it's so easy to apply (once the paint is prepared properly) it's very easy to keep it topped up.

Look forward to seeing the results!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 28 April 2014, 12:02
Today I swapped my GTD for an UP! with a mighty 60ps. My car is with Benfield for a few days while they fix the 4 paint chips they made and crudely repaired with a blob of lacquer when it was last in.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: ffrank on 28 April 2014, 12:58
Jbirchy, thanks - I was very impressed - the NPT was so easy to use as was the polish+wax underneath. The G1/G2 was dead easy too, took no time at all. Longest part was claying, but that's because it was in poor condition, but very satisfying having smooth paint at the end - should be a breeze on the MK7. I used a little of the Shampoo in a water spray for the claying lubricant, which worked well too. Looking forward to the GTD results too :)

Monkeyhanger, I hope you get to put the UP! through your speed test against that signpost marker on your local road ;)

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 28 April 2014, 14:03
My Bosch Aerotwin A864S set arrived today from wiperblades.co.uk today -very quick delivery. Pity I don't have my car. Will try the signpost speed test in the UP tomorrow. The reverse gear is right where 6th should be on the GTD, convinced I'm going to engage reverse at 70mph in a lapse of concentration looking for 6th and destroy the drivetrain.  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 28 April 2014, 16:36
convinced I'm going to engage reverse at 70mph in a lapse of concentration looking for 6th and destroy the drivetrain.  :whistle:

I done that on a rented Merc B class a few weeks ago - was fun in a rental car lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 29 April 2014, 07:42
Monkeyhanger, I hope you get to put the UP! through your speed test against that signpost marker on your local road ;)

It managed to pass the signpost at 62mph from a 30mph start on the sliproad vs 81/89mph for the GTD without/with DTUK box. Faster than I thought, but I had it screaming in 2nd and 3rd to manage that. Might be getting my car back tonight. Looks like the UP has managed about 30mpg in my custody, and that is with generally getting up to 30/40/50/70 on any particular road and staying there in 5th. Apart from this morning's signpost race, i've been quite gentle with it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 29 April 2014, 12:21
Monkeyhanger, I hope you get to put the UP! through your speed test against that signpost marker on your local road ;)

It managed to pass the signpost at 62mph from a 30mph start on the sliproad vs 81/89mph for the GTD without/with DTUK box. Faster than I thought, but I had it screaming in 2nd and 3rd to manage that. Might be getting my car back tonight. Looks like the UP has managed about 30mpg in my custody, and that is with generally getting up to 30/40/50/70 on any particular road and staying there in 5th. Apart from this morning's signpost race, i've been quite gentle with it.

30mpg in an UP!?  :shocked: Aye-up! I'm now feeling most happy with my GTI Long Term 35mpg :smiley: I do keep on wondering about a DTUK box… has it affected your mpg Monkeyhanger? And does it affect your warranty?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 29 April 2014, 12:39
30mpg in an UP!?  :shocked: Aye-up! I'm now feeling most happy with my GTI Long Term 35mpg :smiley: I do keep on wondering about a DTUK box… has it affected your mpg Monkeyhanger? And does it affect your warranty?

It potentially could affect my warranty, but I’d have it taken off before it went to the dealership and they’re supposed to be untraceable with no feedback to the ECU to confirm signal alterations made by the box. Things happen without these boxes on, I’ve had a 1.9TDI Polo blow a turbo at 4k miles before, so I wouldn’t feel guilty about returning the car for warranty work that the box might have helped cause. This is the first car I’ve had a box on.

MPG hasn’t been affected at all. I suspect it’s more economical by a tiny margin when I’m not pushing on, to counteract when I am pushing on. Driving it quite hard, I get about 44mpg around the doors and 53mpg on the motorway to see relatives 35 miles away, maintaining 80 all the way down. Those mpgs are actual (brim method) too, indicated mpg is a bit higher than that. Initial traction with my bridgestones is crap, but 30+ mph it’s as quick as a GTI and maybe a smidge quicker – I got past a 245ps A4 3.0TDI quattro that was trying hard last week, but not by much. Stick one of those on a GTI and you have Golf R performance.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 29 April 2014, 15:01
30mpg in an UP!?  :shocked: Aye-up! I'm now feeling most happy with my GTI Long Term 35mpg :smiley: I do keep on wondering about a DTUK box… has it affected your mpg Monkeyhanger? And does it affect your warranty?

It potentially could affect my warranty, but I’d have it taken off before it went to the dealership and they’re supposed to be untraceable with no feedback to the ECU to confirm signal alterations made by the box. Things happen without these boxes on, I’ve had a 1.9TDI Polo blow a turbo at 4k miles before, so I wouldn’t feel guilty about returning the car for warranty work that the box might have helped cause. This is the first car I’ve had a box on.

MPG hasn’t been affected at all. I suspect it’s more economical by a tiny margin when I’m not pushing on, to counteract when I am pushing on. Driving it quite hard, I get about 44mpg around the doors and 53mpg on the motorway to see relatives 35 miles away, maintaining 80 all the way down. Those mpgs are actual (brim method) too, indicated mpg is a bit higher than that. Initial traction with my bridgestones is crap, but 30+ mph it’s as quick as a GTI and maybe a smidge quicker – I got past a 245ps A4 3.0TDI quattro that was trying hard last week, but not by much. Stick one of those on a GTI and you have Golf R performance.

Thanks for the info Monkeyhanger. Food for thought. I'll check out the DTUK thread on here and do some homework. Are they reasonably easy to fit/remove?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 29 April 2014, 15:19
Ginagee:For a GTD they’re incredibly easy, 2 plug ins within easy reach under the engine cover. I’ve been led to believe that the GTI is fiddlier with 3 leads, one in a harder to reach place, the box needs powering with the battery on a GTI, but on the GTD it gets its power from the common rail feed so doesn’t need a third lead (to the battery). Andrew at DTUK should be able to hoy you a PDF of the fitting instructions or something similar (starting to feel like a sales rep for DTUK  :smiley:).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 29 April 2014, 16:48
The one at the bottom of the engine is the b!tch, i actually need to soap up my arm to get to it.

However, it would actually be easier to install this box if your a girl as your arm should reach fine.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 29 April 2014, 17:53
I do keep on wondering about a DTUK box… has it affected your mpg Monkeyhanger? And does it affect your warranty?
Do it! Will help your drag strip times no end!

MPG in the quick use I did was unaffected. Obviously if you hoof it then it will drink fuel but that's only a very very small part of general driving if you have any sort of sanity and want to keep your licence!
Warranty technically would be affected BUT the box doesn't put the sort of strain on the engine that would blow it up. The power delivery is very factory, no massive sudden turbo surge so as long as you drive it normally there's no reason it would do any harm I'd think.

The one at the bottom of the engine is the b!tch, i actually need to soap up my arm to get to it.

However, it would actually be easier to install this box if your a girl as your arm should reach fine.
Getting at the bottom one has left a scar on my left hand!!! It's tight down there!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 29 April 2014, 19:48
I do keep on wondering about a DTUK box… has it affected your mpg Monkeyhanger? And does it affect your warranty?
Do it! Will help your drag strip times no end!

MPG in the quick use I did was unaffected. Obviously if you hoof it then it will drink fuel but that's only a very very small part of general driving if you have any sort of sanity and want to keep your licence!
Warranty technically would be affected BUT the box doesn't put the sort of strain on the engine that would blow it up. The power delivery is very factory, no massive sudden turbo surge so as long as you drive it normally there's no reason it would do any harm I'd think.

The one at the bottom of the engine is the b!tch, i actually need to soap up my arm to get to it.

However, it would actually be easier to install this box if your a girl as your arm should reach fine.
Getting at the bottom one has left a scar on my left hand!!! It's tight down there!

Drag strip times, yes, that's what I've got in mind! Thanks Exonian.
I can confirm I am a girl, and have girly arms! I usually come in handy when the husband needs something fiddly doing on his motor!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 29 April 2014, 22:10
Was hoofing it back home and rather bored so thought id use my stopwatch on the car and decided to time from speed A to speed B, as follows:

70 - eh...well 90 in 4th gear - 4.6 seconds
30 - 70 from 3rd to 4th - 4.3 seconds (i think this is wrong lol so il try this again tomorrow as this appears to be stupidly quick, i think itl be closer to 5.5)

These were 1 run only and may be an odd point of a second out or 2 but you get the idea. Be keen to compare this to a standard GTD or GTI. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 30 April 2014, 07:49
Wow! What a difference jumping back into my GTD from that UP made when I picked my car up last night. Brakes that actually work, an accelerator that actually makes the car do something, equipment beyond electric windows. Then adding the DTUK box back on when I got home made another big difference.

Finally, I swapped over the wiper blades for the Bosch Aerotwins – what a difference they have made this morning on fine drizzle. It’s easy to see why the OEM ones are so sh!te once they are off the car. They are bent like a banana, under so much tension to maintain that shape. When they are flattened against the screen, the outer edges will be hard against the screen, but there won’t be much downward pressure at all where the middle is as the arch will be trying to push the middle back off the screen, to allow the down-stroke smear to occur. The Aerotwins are straight when you take them out of the box, with enough give to allow them to take the slight curve of the screen. This has been the case for my last 4 new VWs, why can’t VW get something as simple as this right in 3 generations of Golf?

Benfield have immaculately cleaned the car. When you stick your car in for a service and they say they have “valeted” it by quickly showing the hoover to it, that is not what I have had done. It is like new on all of the interior surfaces, not a single tiny stone tracked in on the carpets, the rubber mats look like they’ve been scrubbed in the ridges with a toothbrush, my boot floor was quite scruffy and everything has been hovered off it. If they could do everything else like they valeted my car, I’d be very happy.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 30 April 2014, 08:14
Good to hear you have the beast back MH, how did the actual paintwork repair come out - was it to your satisfaction ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 30 April 2014, 08:56
Good to hear you have the beast back MH, how did the actual paintwork repair come out - was it to your satisfaction ?

Yep, looks fine, like they were never there - i'm not quite to that standard yet for my own on a 2 paint job - fine on the lacquer tops.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 30 April 2014, 22:47
Was hoofing it back home and rather bored so thought id use my stopwatch on the car and decided to time from speed A to speed B, as follows:

70 - eh...well 90 in 4th gear - 4.6 seconds
30 - 70 from 3rd to 4th - 4.3 seconds (i think this is wrong lol so il try this again tomorrow as this appears to be stupidly quick, i think itl be closer to 5.5)

These were 1 run only and may be an odd point of a second out or 2 but you get the idea. Be keen to compare this to a standard GTD or GTI.
Epic fail...30-70 was 6.0 seconds...still pretty damn quick
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 30 April 2014, 22:59
Was hoofing it back home and rather bored so thought id use my stopwatch on the car and decided to time from speed A to speed B, as follows:

70 - eh...well 90 in 4th gear - 4.6 seconds
30 - 70 from 3rd to 4th - 4.3 seconds (i think this is wrong lol so il try this again tomorrow as this appears to be stupidly quick, i think itl be closer to 5.5)

These were 1 run only and may be an odd point of a second out or 2 but you get the idea. Be keen to compare this to a standard GTD or GTI.
Epic fail...30-70 was 6.0 seconds...still pretty damn quick

On the German website there are 80-120kmph (approx 51mph - 77mph) acceleration times in 4th and 5th for GTI and GTD.

In a standard GTD, 4th/5th gear 80-120km is 6.0s and 7.5s respectively.

In a GTI its 5.0s and 6.0s.

Might be worth trying 80-120km (51-77mph in 4th and 5th) for direct comparison with a stock GTI. I'd hazard a guess that it'd be about 4.3s with a 20PS and 150Nm advantage.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 01 May 2014, 16:16
Took delivery of some Eibach springs......

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad108/ian5858/2014-05-01155607_zps8128b441.jpg)

Booked in for fitting next week.
Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 02 May 2014, 14:01
Took delivery of and fitted the Bosch wiper blades, hopefully now, when it next rains and I'm driving i won't have the smearing right in my eyeline
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 May 2014, 19:24
Took delivery of and fitted the Bosch wiper blades, hopefully now, when it next rains and I'm driving i won't have the smearing right in my eyeline

They work a treat, had to get Bosch Aerotwins for my 2nd MK5 Golf and 2 Sciroccos prior to my GTD.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 02 May 2014, 21:41
They do work a treat, had to drive 100 miles in the rain tonight , much better vision, nice and clear
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 03 May 2014, 18:34
Cleaned it...and then the sun went in. Just waiting for the rain now :cry:

(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab194/kyle_l_brown/May%20Clean/IMAG0059_zps413dc1a5.jpg)

(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab194/kyle_l_brown/May%20Clean/IMAG0060_zpsa9b8a45b.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 03 May 2014, 20:04
Technically didn't do this today but not had a chance to take a photo yet.  Plasti-dipped the VW emblem on the back, leaving the gloss backing un-painted so it matches my front badge.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/Capture_zpsefceb7c8.png)

 :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 03 May 2014, 22:12
That looks great, personally I'd go dark on the GTi badge too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 04 May 2014, 22:11
Cleaned it yesterday then went out for some dessert when I took this

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p689/misterp86/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3decdae6.jpg)

This is when owning a DPB makes it worth it.

Took the family down to West Midlands safari park today and some plonker appears to have let a door hit my car. Not happy but you can only see it if you look very closely.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: SNR on 07 May 2014, 11:06
Lightly scuffed the polished part of a GTD Nogaro alloy. Bizarre incident. V upset! Anyone recommend a repairer?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 07 May 2014, 11:08
Technically didn't do this today but not had a chance to take a photo yet.  Plasti-dipped the VW emblem on the back, leaving the gloss backing un-painted so it matches my front badge.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/Capture_zpsefceb7c8.png)

 :cool:

Looks spot on Monsta! How did you find taking the rear badge off?

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 07 May 2014, 13:18

Looks spot on Monsta! How did you find taking the rear badge off?

J

I took the whole badge assembly off the car and then used a combination of blunt flat instruments to encourage the chrome bit away from the body.  It's quite a tricky thing but as long as you take your time and have patience you can get thee in the end.

In hindsight it might be possible to get it off without removing the whole thing from the car, but the problem is getting access to all sides, you tend to tilt the boot handle and then half of it is inside the hatch so you have no way to get your  little screwdriver in there to prise it off.

I might be taking it off again as the coat of plasti-dip isn't as smooth as I'd like, if I do then I promise to take step by step pics!

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 07 May 2014, 16:00
Cheers Monsta, I would appreciate that. How do you take the entire assembly off?

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 07 May 2014, 16:03
Just bought myself a private reg for the car  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Buggaluggs on 07 May 2014, 17:51
I know this is a bit of a marmite mod but I think I like it. It will only take take 2 mins to change back if I get bored  :whistle: :whistle:
I would have had this one licked a couple of weeks ago as I had planned to just change the bulbs as I had done in my Scirocco but the Mk7 has got sealed Led bulb holders rather than a bulb and holder.
Thanks to Sootchucker for the advice but eBay let me down. I couldn't find any bulb holders anywhere on there so bit the bullet and went to my local VW dealer thinking my under crackers would be around my ankles within seconds but no !!
2 genuine lamp units were only £9.12 each.    Part No:  V7L0 947 415
Delivered next day.
Excuse the poor photos but iPads don't do dark !! But you get the idea.

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b632/Jlb01/imagejpg1_zpsbf0e5cd7.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/Jlb01/media/imagejpg1_zpsbf0e5cd7.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b632/Jlb01/imagejpg2_zpsadf844c5.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/Jlb01/media/imagejpg2_zpsadf844c5.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b632/Jlb01/imagejpg3_zpsb0091d8e.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/Jlb01/media/imagejpg3_zpsb0091d8e.jpg.html)
Hello mate I,m sorry if I am stating the obvious but I assume you have changed the footwell lights on your Golf so you could then change the bulbs for red ones? This is a mod I would like to do, I spoke to my VW dealer today and he is happy to order a pair for me but he tells me they are clear bulbs etc. Assuming you changed the holders and the bulbs where did you get the bulbs from if you don't mind my asking, thanks Peter.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 07 May 2014, 18:13
Cheers Monsta, I would appreciate that. How do you take the entire assembly off?

J

You have to take the trim off the inside of the hatch and then there are a selection of torx head bolts (plus one cable).

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-04-18174152_zps5b2b7e47.jpg)
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/2014-04-18174128_zpse160a268.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI7me on 07 May 2014, 18:21
Doesn't look too difficult then. Maybe i will attempt this one warm summers weekend.

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JB GTI on 07 May 2014, 19:38
I know this is a bit of a marmite mod but I think I like it. It will only take take 2 mins to change back if I get bored  :whistle: :whistle:
I would have had this one licked a couple of weeks ago as I had planned to just change the bulbs as I had done in my Scirocco but the Mk7 has got sealed Led bulb holders rather than a bulb and holder.
Thanks to Sootchucker for the advice but eBay let me down. I couldn't find any bulb holders anywhere on there so bit the bullet and went to my local VW dealer thinking my under crackers would be around my ankles within seconds but no !!
2 genuine lamp units were only £9.12 each.    Part No:  V7L0 947 415
Delivered next day.
Excuse the poor photos but iPads don't do dark !! But you get the idea.

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b632/Jlb01/imagejpg1_zpsbf0e5cd7.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/Jlb01/media/imagejpg1_zpsbf0e5cd7.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b632/Jlb01/imagejpg2_zpsadf844c5.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/Jlb01/media/imagejpg2_zpsadf844c5.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b632/Jlb01/imagejpg3_zpsb0091d8e.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/Jlb01/media/imagejpg3_zpsb0091d8e.jpg.html)
Hello mate I,m sorry if I am stating the obvious but I assume you have changed the footwell lights on your Golf so you could then change the bulbs for red ones? This is a mod I would like to do, I spoke to my VW dealer today and he is happy to order a pair for me but he tells me they are clear bulbs etc. Assuming you changed the holders and the bulbs where did you get the bulbs from if you don't mind my asking, thanks Peter.

Yes I ordered these and then changed the bulbs for these
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-ERROR-FREE-CANBUS-5-SMD-CAR-LED-W5W-T10-501-SIDE-LIGHT-BULBS-RED-/221008248443?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:GB:3160
No problems so far.
Hope this helps   :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 07 May 2014, 22:21
Never bought a Richbrook tax disc holder as seems to be the craze in here  :grin: although I was tempted.
Just as well as I see from November you no longer need to display your tax disc
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/direct-debit-and-abolition-of-the-tax-disc
Great as I hate trying to clean around it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 08 May 2014, 07:51
Never bought a Richbrook tax disc holder as seems to be the craze in here  :grin: although I was tempted.
Just as well as I see from November you no longer need to display your tax disc
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/direct-debit-and-abolition-of-the-tax-disc
Great as I hate trying to clean around it.

I might opt to pay my £20 road tax in monthly installments just for the hell of it.  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimmy Filth on 08 May 2014, 13:11
Got the kerbing damage sorted. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Buggaluggs on 08 May 2014, 20:33
I know this is a bit of a marmite mod but I think I like it. It will only take take 2 mins to change back if I get bored  :whistle: :whistle:
I would have had this one licked a couple of weeks ago as I had planned to just change the bulbs as I had done in my Scirocco but the Mk7 has got sealed Led bulb holders rather than a bulb and holder.
Thanks to Sootchucker for the advice but eBay let me down. I couldn't find any bulb holders anywhere on there so bit the bullet and went to my local VW dealer thinking my under crackers would be around my ankles within seconds but no !!
2 genuine lamp units were only £9.12 each.    Part No:  V7L0 947 415
Delivered next day.
Excuse the poor photos but iPads don't do dark !! But you get the idea.

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b632/Jlb01/imagejpg1_zpsbf0e5cd7.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/Jlb01/media/imagejpg1_zpsbf0e5cd7.jpg.html)


Hello mate I,m sorry if I am stating the obvious but I assume you have changed the footwell lights on your Golf so you could then change the bulbs for red ones? This is a mod I would like to do, I spoke to my VW dealer today and he is happy to order a pair for me but he tells me they are clear bulbs etc. Assuming you changed the holders and the bulbs where did you get the bulbs from if you don't mind my asking, thanks Peter.

Yes I ordered these and then changed the bulbs for these
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-ERROR-FREE-CANBUS-5-SMD-CAR-LED-W5W-T10-501-SIDE-LIGHT-BULBS-RED-/221008248443?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:GB:3160
No problems so far.
Hope this helps   :wink:
Thanks very much for your speedy response, lamps ordered from VW, bulbs ordered from e-bay. Looking forwards to swapping them out, cheers  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 08 May 2014, 22:38
Do internal LED's throw up bulb errors?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 08 May 2014, 23:10
Do internal LED's throw up bulb errors?

No mate, changed all mine as have many others with no issues. :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 08 May 2014, 23:21
Cheers Jimble
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 08 May 2014, 23:35
So the mk7 still comes as standard with the normal non LED interior lights then?   :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: VWcezGTI7 on 09 May 2014, 00:44
So the mk7 still comes as standard with the normal non LED interior lights then?   :sad:

If you're talking about the footwell lighting and the normal dome light/over-head reading light then no, they do come with LEDs as standard. But, for the lights in the sun visors above the mirror and in the trunk/boot, they come with normal yellow/non LED bulbs.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 09 May 2014, 06:57
So the mk7 still comes as standard with the normal non LED interior lights then?   :sad:

If you're talking about the footwell lighting and the normal dome light/over-head reading light then no, they do come with LEDs as standard. But, for the lights in the sun visors above the mirror and in the trunk/boot, they come with normal yellow/non LED bulbs.

Ok, thanks.  So basically the visible lights are LEDs and the hidden ones are old yellow incandescent bulbs (glove box also, I assume). Tight gits, the amount you're paying, you'd think vw could stretch to all LEDs, not least for consistency  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ross Detours on 09 May 2014, 11:56
Agreed, it seems a bit of a shame not to use LED's all round but you can swap them out for pennies...

All info here:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=264345.0
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 09 May 2014, 12:28
Got some Eibach springs fitted....ride quality is still very good and the drop is exactly what I wanted.

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad108/ian5858/1_zps9aa8db32.jpg)
(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad108/ian5858/2_zps76b973fe.jpg)

Ken
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 09 May 2014, 13:02
Agreed, it seems a bit of a shame not to use LED's all round but you can swap them out for pennies...

All info here:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=264345.0

Cheers.  Was just wondering as I'm changing to a mk7 R next year.  I swapped out all my current mk6 ones, so know it's cheap and easy.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 09 May 2014, 21:40
Got some Eibach springs fitted....ride quality is still very good and the drop is exactly what I wanted.

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad108/ian5858/1_zps9aa8db32.jpg)
(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad108/ian5858/2_zps76b973fe.jpg)

Ken

That looks loads better, would look nice with some spacers now to widen the track a little too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 09 May 2014, 22:32
Must admit....it had crossed my mind....a couple of problems for me...

1- Ive never had spacer before
2- Ive heard lots of bad stories about poor quality spacers
3- Im unsure what sort of size to fit

Any suggestions what make and thickness fit / look right.

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 09 May 2014, 22:37
Them Eibach's look spot on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 09 May 2014, 22:44
Im really happy with them.....if it stops raining tomorrow ill get a better picture. Ride quality has hardly suffered and they seem to ride better at high speed rather than low speed for some reason.

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 09 May 2014, 22:45
Make sure they're hubcentric don't go for the cheapest ones, 10-20mm should do it, and make sure you get radial bolts
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 10 May 2014, 06:48
H&R hubcentric, 10mm on the rear with longer bolts and 5mm on the front, you'd have to check but you may not need longer bolts on the front.

I doubt you notice any handling differences but it'll make the car look wider but only slightly.

This is where I got mine from:-

http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/golf-6-09-wheel-spacers-c-1909_2761_2951.html?zenid=48b355e02ec7fd7335749b0322d777d6
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 10 May 2014, 17:29
Went out for a good drive today.....I was a bit nervous the sweet handling would be lost BUT the springs are great.....They have not compromised the shocks what so ever and the car still rides real nice over bumpy corners and the rebound is still sweet. Although its only a minimal drop its really surprising when sitting in the car you can feel the difference, makes it feel like your sat in the car rather than on it....if that makes sense.

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad108/ian5858/2014-05-10161347_zps7535aad8.jpg)

Ken
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 10 May 2014, 19:04
H&R hubcentric, 10mm on the rear with longer bolts and 5mm on the front, you'd have to check but you may not need longer bolts on the front.

I doubt you notice any handling differences but it'll make the car look wider but only slightly.

This is where I got mine from:-

http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/golf-6-09-wheel-spacers-c-1909_2761_2951.html?zenid=48b355e02ec7fd7335749b0322d777d6

Just been trawling through my photobucket account and found this, the picture makes the wheel look like it pokes from the arch on the 10mm spacer but it actually sat flush.

Not sure if this helps or not?

(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i477/Ginge35Edition/cars/38608bba1888f0a63a5b599b0f93453c_zpsd3cb103c.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: smorg00 on 10 May 2014, 19:24
Today I rather boringly fitted the chrome GTD bit to my keys that the dealer failed to do...

(http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a614/smorg00/a16a3d33-ad65-44a4-91a4-6291dcc0786b_zpsce807148.jpg?t=1399745853)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 10 May 2014, 19:44
Dropped of the loaneR I've had since beginning of March and picked up mine, collected some mirror caps and ordered the lowering springs
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 10 May 2014, 20:21
Dropped of the loaneR I've had since beginning of March and picked up mine, collected some mirror caps and ordered the lowering springs


 Gone for the black caps?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 10 May 2014, 21:22
Dropped of the loaneR I've had since beginning of March and picked up mine, collected some mirror caps and ordered the lowering springs

Hi Andy, you know I'm a pic whore, so unless you post some pics IT DIDNT HAPPEN! Lol.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 10 May 2014, 21:26
Dropped of the loaneR I've had since beginning of March and picked up mine, collected some mirror caps and ordered the lowering

 Gone for the black caps?

Walked down memory lane today, off topic I know:-

(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i477/Ginge35Edition/cars/MeJimble.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 10 May 2014, 21:45
God i miss that car!! Was a good day even though i looked like Ribena berry the next day! :grin: that was one clean ED35, someone got a crackin motor when you sold up. :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 10 May 2014, 22:20
Dropped of the loaneR I've had since beginning of March and picked up mine, collected some mirror caps and ordered the lowering springs


 Gone for the black caps?

Might not be black as have a few other ideas, black is the fall back plan

Dropped of the loaneR I've had since beginning of March and picked up mine, collected some mirror caps and ordered the lowering springs

Hi Andy, you know I'm a pic whore, so unless you post some pics IT DIDNT HAPPEN! Lol.

Pictures when it's been fettled, I will spare everyone the yet another lapiz 3 door with 19s bog standard pics
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 10 May 2014, 22:28
Dropped of the loaneR I've had since beginning of March and picked up mine, collected some mirror caps and ordered the lowering springs


 Gone for the black caps?

Might not be black as have a few other ideas, black is the fall back plan

Oooohh.. Be interested to see what you've got in mind! :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 14 May 2014, 20:42
Helped a friend out......needed to do a "Car shoot" for his media degree,,,

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1557668_10203140664333447_7966683523338595332_n.jpg)

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 14 May 2014, 21:46
Looks great, proper moody!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 14 May 2014, 21:54
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/12571023415_ea066c7728.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/k9RMi2)
 :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginagee on 15 May 2014, 13:16
NICE  :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 15 May 2014, 13:55
NICE  :cool: :cool: :cool:
Yes apart from the one which is curbed  :rolleyes: :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p9ul on 15 May 2014, 14:03
As much as I like those alloys - they must be a right pain to detail...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 2014GTi on 15 May 2014, 14:41
As much as I like those alloys - they must be a right pain to detail...
The word "pain" is an understatement.......  :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: isleaiw on 15 May 2014, 17:06
I bought mine ....well the better halfs!

not seen it, bought as a brand new stock car over the phone, tornado red with winter pack and discover navigation, three door, manual....

Just a few sleeps till we get it!

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 15 May 2014, 17:23
As much as I like those alloys - they must be a right pain to detail...

The actual wheels aren't too bad. It's the inside of the wheel that's a nightmare as there is a slight gutter just behind the rim edge that collects all manner of sh!t.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: pjr on 16 May 2014, 12:52
Fitted some whiter bulbs to the static cornering lights - Philips Bluevision Ultra - took me longer to get them out of the packaging than it did to fit them :whistle:

Also got my new keyring through the post.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/14011300769_dc400deb89.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 16 May 2014, 13:26
Fitted some whiter bulbs to the static cornering lights - Philips Bluevision Ultra - took me longer to get them out of the packaging than it did to fit them :whistle:

Also got my new keyring through the post.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/14011300769_dc400deb89.jpg)

Did you nick that badge of another GTI  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 16 May 2014, 21:54
embarked on the slippery slope of modification after 6 days :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 16 May 2014, 23:31
embarked on the slippery slope of modification after 6 days :)

You couldn't even let a week pass 

What took you so long  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 17 May 2014, 20:49
embarked on the slippery slope of modification after 6 days :)

You couldn't even let a week pass 

What took you so long  :grin:

Had to get a few miles on the clock for what went on it ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: ffrank on 17 May 2014, 22:53
Had a couple of hours to kill so cruised around some new areas in South Wales and stopped for a few pics in the sun  :cool:

(http://i.imgur.com/vRLWyx4.jpg)

The flake is very... pretty   :kiss::smiley:
(http://i.imgur.com/MIHOpVP.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JellyB on 17 May 2014, 23:54
11k miles, so two new tyres on the front (Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance) and got a 4-wheel laser alignment done.

 :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: squirrelGTi on 18 May 2014, 15:11
Not enough Night Blue on here! Looks awesome!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 18 May 2014, 17:51
Night blue just looks great on the 7, fortunately now the wife has also been converted from black
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: ffrank on 18 May 2014, 19:45
Thanks guys, yeh I can only think of 4 or 5 of us on here with NB so far?! Is your wife getting a NB 7 wigit?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 18 May 2014, 20:39
Night blue does look great. What's it like for attracting dust? My DBP seems to love dust
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p9ul on 18 May 2014, 20:47
yep - the DBP loves dust!

Still waiting on a bottle of C2V3 arriving before giving her a good going over - but the wheels have had 2 coats of poorboys wheel sealant...

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy348/pthomlinson/IMG_1300.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy348/pthomlinson/IMG_1299.jpg)

got some LED bulbs on order to replace the interior lights and could well be getting some mudflaps shortly too...  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimmy Filth on 18 May 2014, 21:39
I have ordered some new number plates and toying with the idea of lowering her a little. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: ffrank on 18 May 2014, 22:11
Looks amazing p9ul, the 7 looks so mean in dbp.

KyleB, not too sure on dust (or dirt) yet, will see how it looks end of this week. Hoping the sealent stops a fair bit from sitting on the paint.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p9ul on 19 May 2014, 07:36
Cheers ffrank, sorely tempted by some darker tints too. What originally sold me on the car was following a black gtd which had some dark tints, looked quite minimal with the car being almost all black with a dash of red from the rear clusters and it made the silver VW badge stand out too.

Being a designer, I'm a sucker for minimal lol...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 19 May 2014, 09:33
Cheers ffrank, sorely tempted by some darker tints too. What originally sold me on the car was following a black gtd which had some dark tints, looked quite minimal with the car being almost all black with a dash of red from the rear clusters and it made the silver VW badge stand out too.

Being a designer, I'm a sucker for minimal lol...

http://s1020.photobucket.com/user/fbf01/media/darkertints_zps3817796c.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3

Heres my tints, IMO its a must do, looks better
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p9ul on 19 May 2014, 10:26
Do you mind me asking how much that cost? Have you got any pics of the rear?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 19 May 2014, 11:04
Do you mind me asking how much that cost? Have you got any pics of the rear?

It cost me £105.00. I am very tempted to get the drivers and passenger doors done also, however, you are only allowed up to a 30% on these, as 70% of light must be allowed through. I do have one but its not the best, il try upload it for you to see
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gnasher on 19 May 2014, 11:05
Bare in mind that you can't legally have ANY aftermarket tints forward of the B pillar (IE the front windows) even if that tint is below the legal limit.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 19 May 2014, 11:08
Bare in mind that you can't legally have ANY aftermarket tints forward of the B pillar (IE the front windows) even if that tint is below the legal limit.

where have you heard that?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 19 May 2014, 11:12
http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af326/fbf01/20140305_133750_resized_zpsb8f2aa06.jpg

rear photo, not the best.

I have googled loads in to tints. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081217120801AAyO4Dh

Seen a few cars with it done, look at Audi A3 Black Editions, the front windows are dark as hell
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimmy Filth on 19 May 2014, 11:16
Truth is you may not be able to get front tints.  I believe that have to let 75% light through, but normally the windows are tinted from the factory to this limit.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 19 May 2014, 11:28
When I was having the rears tinted the lad was in the process of tinting a Range Rover Sport, drivers side and passenger and advised me this was illegal yet the owner told him he gave him his permission to do so. Yet when you google this, there is no clear answer.

The law states Vehicles first used on 1 April 1985 or later state the front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through. So surely I can tint passenger and drivers windows according to the law
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 19 May 2014, 11:48

The law states Vehicles first used on 1 April 1985 or later state the front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through. So surely I can tint passenger and drivers windows according to the law

Depends whether the fronts are already tinted (which they are, not sure how much light they already let through).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ross Detours on 19 May 2014, 12:37
I think the fronts are always tinted to legal limit but if you are willing to accept responsibility for illegally tinting the fronts further, it does help if the rears are noticeably darker and then when looking at the car, it seems there is still a considerable difference and the police are less likely to pull you for it.

Dark headlining and dark rear tints do dull the cabin which then means there is less light coming through the fronts when you look at it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 19 May 2014, 14:40
I took my car to a tinting place and they put one of the light meters on and said the fronts are already as dark as legally allowed.

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: vwjack on 19 May 2014, 18:25
blacked my badges at the weekend.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/thfcjack/photo29_zpsd4a6f38b.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/thfcjack/media/photo29_zpsd4a6f38b.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/thfcjack/photo23_zps82d01724.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/thfcjack/media/photo23_zps82d01724.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dereks on 19 May 2014, 18:30
blacked my badges at the weekend.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/thfcjack/photo29_zpsd4a6f38b.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/thfcjack/media/photo29_zpsd4a6f38b.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/thfcjack/photo23_zps82d01724.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/thfcjack/media/photo23_zps82d01724.jpg.html)

Not for me, needs a little bit bling.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 20 May 2014, 10:07
Got a stone chip right in the drivers eyeline, new screen needed after 3 months! :sick:

Not a happy bunny! :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 20 May 2014, 11:52
ive got two on mine so far but luckily both are behind the rear view mirror so i cant see them while im driving
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: vwjack on 20 May 2014, 22:20
Got a stone chip right in the drivers eyeline, new screen needed after 3 months! :sick:

Not a happy bunny! :angry:

Nothing mate. When we had that massive storm 5-6 tiles and a felt roof fell on mine. Insurance said it was a act of god!!! Wtf

Did the front today.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/thfcjack/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2eaa5637.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/thfcjack/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2eaa5637.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Darlo on 21 May 2014, 00:04
I like that key ring. Where was it from mate?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: pjr on 21 May 2014, 21:44
I like that key ring. Where was it from mate?

Got it from ebay (the GTI logo)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GTI-keychain-keyring-Schlusselring-porte-cles-GOLF-BORA-JETTA-POLO-TDI-TSI-GT-/400681666567?pt=UK_Car_Parts_Vehicles_Automobila_ET&hash=item5d4a7d0807

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p9ul on 22 May 2014, 09:02
vw jack - were your darkened front leaves a DIY job? (And if so how did you do it?)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 22 May 2014, 09:16
I think he means lights, there a bit darker than mine, I'd be worried about light loss, assume that's lamin x which can be a diy job but if your unsure your local tinting place should charge £20 to install if you provide the material
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p9ul on 22 May 2014, 22:46
Yeah lights (stupid iPhone autocorrect!)

Just wondered if they were a home made mod or an aftermarket part - I know you can get smoked clusters for impreza's on JDM imports.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 23 May 2014, 06:22
It can easily be a diy job, Google lamin x and order some it's quite cheap but you have to be analy retentive to get it perfect yourself
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: vwjack on 23 May 2014, 07:22
Haha I thought you were piss taking! Wanting me to spray some leaves black!

Yeah it's a easy DIY job, I used http://www.flyeyeskit.co.uk as I thought lamin x didn't meet MOT laws. You just need a hair dryer, a knife (flyeye comes with one) and time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 23 May 2014, 08:12
subtle tint is ok mot wise
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: stuart.cameron on 23 May 2014, 12:07
Got some bosch aerotwins, the difference is massive!

Highly recommend anyone that is having problems with streaking to get a set.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p9ul on 23 May 2014, 17:53
My gtechniq products have arrived and the first of my led bulbs so guess what I'm doing this weekend...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 23 May 2014, 19:58
Where can I order a set of Bosche aerotwin a.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 23 May 2014, 21:02
https://www.windscreenwipersdirect.co.uk/

http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/

Is where most folk on here got them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GiT1984 on 24 May 2014, 13:56
Today I turned of the traction control and discovered that, lurking below the surface, the GTi is a Pepperami!

It goes all feral when using a boot of throttle coming out of tight corners or pulling away from junctions (with no "tramping"). And you can feel the diff working more often .... Lovely!

However I might have left some black marks all over Buckinghamshire and there is the tyre wear to consider ....
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 26 May 2014, 08:28
Come out to a flat tyre this morning.... :angry: thankfully have road side assistance as screw changing a tyre with the suit on. Hopefully itl be a puncture repair job or it looks like im buying a new tyre. It wont be another Potenza anyway
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 26 May 2014, 10:10
Ffs...Budget value tyre at 45 or a premium tyre (yokohama tyre) at 107 fitted...delighted  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: vidman2 on 26 May 2014, 12:33
Finally finished the cleaning process for my Winter Wheels - Clayed and sealed with Williams Ceramic coat, then when cured dressed the tyres
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Suklpm on 27 May 2014, 15:38
- Deleted all of the annoying hidden files (beginning with ._) off my SD card
- Added radio logos
- Set the "individual" setting on car mode
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 27 May 2014, 18:07
had the mirrors and lip wrapped in gloss black and now looks far more pleasing, a bit more is planned around the badge area, big thanks to RTK Graphics :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 27 May 2014, 18:50
had the mirrors and lip wrapped in gloss black and now looks far more pleasing, a bit more is planned around the badge area, big thanks to RTK Graphics :)

Photos or it never happened  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 27 May 2014, 19:58
Yeah show us the lip, I've been toying with doing something more to front but not sure where
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 28 May 2014, 11:07
Had a proper fiddle with my Dynaudio settings, gone from 'dynamic' which made the whole car rattle like hell under heavy bass to 'soft,' and then adjusted via the individual settings upping the bass and subwoofer - less rattles now under high volume  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 28 May 2014, 13:21
Discovered last week that whilst driving along listening to some tunes with my iphone attached via the lightning adapter, that when i stopped at a set of traffic lights,appropriate  the video for the song (obviously only if you purchased the video) appeared on the screen. Very  :cool:. I thought you had to go into the menu and specifically select the video function. When i drove off it reverted back to just the artwork cover which i would have expected given that the vehicle won't allow you to watch videos while on the move.

You learn something new everyday  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 28 May 2014, 13:41
Pro or normal nav? and i dont know why im asking, i have no space on my ipod and like the the lap timer, this is cool but pointless lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 28 May 2014, 13:47
Pro or normal nav? and i dont know why im asking, i have no space on my ipod and like the the lap timer, this is cool but pointless lol

Pro, yip pretty pointless tbh but did take me by surprise when i stopped at the lights
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: peterdoherty on 28 May 2014, 15:33
Tried out launch control....... yeeee hah!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 02 June 2014, 10:11
As my Wife was away for the weekend, for the first time I went for a brilliant blast out in the GTI last night on my own round some local small A and B-Roads. Great fun! Just over 3000 miles on the clock now and the car loosening up very nicely! I love the way the car has a split personality, one minute it's a relaxed comfortable cruiser in 'Comfort' mode happily tootling in 'D' being pretty frugal, and then with a push of a button in my DCC equipped car you've got firmer suspension (but not too firm so that it ruins the ride), and manual control of the gearbox, and a wonderful engine that is torquey, but yet still revs out sweetly.

The calibration work that has gone on to this car is mighty clever! It might not be the fastest, or most focused car, but it's breadth of ability is remarkable.

Here are the stats from the drive:

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/DrivingStats_zpse3e6e21b.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/DrivingStats_zpse3e6e21b.jpg.html)

If anybody is interested, I have my 'Individual' mode set up with everything in Comfort/Normal, but with Sport steering. I like to change between Sport mode and Individual based on the road conditions, but I do tend to leave it in 'Comfort' for every day driving. Eco has never been used!

Criticisms? It's been documented on here quite a lot, but I'm really not a fan of the Bridgestone Potenza S001's. I often find that in 2nd gear at about 3500-4000rpm, a full boot of acceleration causes the traction control light to flash and for it to momentarily interrupt the power, even in the dry and in warm conditions. I just feel that this shouldn't be the case with the levels of power and torque on offer (not huge by any standards). Other than that, I love the car. A brilliant all rounder!

I also gave it another wash on Saturday, and I'm also glad I went for TR.

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/photo1_zpsb6d1c3c7.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/photo1_zpsb6d1c3c7.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/photo2_zps1dfeffe7.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/photo2_zps1dfeffe7.jpg.html)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc481/birchyboy87/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/photo3_zps1d2759cd.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/birchyboy87/media/PH14%20FHJ%20Mk7%20GTI/photo3_zps1d2759cd.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 02 June 2014, 10:13
sitting lower

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/10431383_521663104625872_6942987949305020896_o_zps634ca840.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/10333350_521663414625841_7937308486428667014_o_zps663e4b7d.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/10348768_521663444625838_4736692869980908252_o_zps0e0139d6.jpg)

black washer bottle cap

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/10265385_521663291292520_7646449648236506842_o_zps9a8357e9.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JamesR27 on 02 June 2014, 19:32
Those wheels look better on the car every time I see them. Looks good sat lower aswell.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Raffe on 02 June 2014, 19:45
Looking awesome, just saw the pics on AKS FB page and thought it may be your car  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 02 June 2014, 20:22
Looks amazing wigit  :cool:

So that's a map and lowering so far, I doubt that's the end of it.  New wheels next?  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 02 June 2014, 20:28
Lovin the mirrors and front lip Andy! Really suits it imo, nice drop too. :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dereks on 02 June 2014, 21:38
Car back to dealers to get the vandal scratch painted got a scirocco to use for a couple of days.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 02 June 2014, 21:40
Those wheels look better on the car every time I see them. Looks good sat lower aswell.

I love the prets and they just look even better now

Looking awesome, just saw the pics on AKS FB page and thought it may be your car  :cool:

Alex has doen a greta job on the alignment so it has a bit more turn in

Looks amazing wigit  :cool:

So that's a map and lowering so far, I doubt that's the end of it.  New wheels next?  :wink:

some more vinyl, more boost and a trip to talk brakes planned this week, then a full detail and i will put the TSW i had on the 35 on

Lovin the mirrors and front lip Andy! Really suits it imo, nice drop too. :cool:

way better without the bling and better than the anthracite i tried
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 03 June 2014, 16:51
Got to experience the anti-crash functions when an idiot in front of me decided to stop in the middle of the road :angry: Not sure if they were hoping for a crash claim but the Gti red alert kicked in on the dash and the car's anchors slammed on, excellent
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: pjr on 03 June 2014, 22:48
Tried out the Ultimate Finish snow foam I'd bought recently.  Wasn't planning on washing the car, but a few direct bird poo strikes on the bonnet & drivers side while parked at Tesco had to be removed.  :angry:

Foam didn't seem quite as thick as the Auto Rae Chem stuff I used previously, but it rinsed off easier, and more importantly removed all the crap without any trouble. Thankfully the paintwork was unmarked as I'd cleaned it quickly enough.

While the snow foam is intended as a pre cleaner, it left the car clean enough to not need anything else - and with rain forecast for tomorrow it wasn't worth spending too long cleaning anyway.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Suklpm on 06 June 2014, 14:52
Sorted out all the album artwork on my SD card.... 10,768 songs organised, filed and with artwork showing..... Bit of a balls ache to be honest but now it's done it's a fantastic jukebox when you put it on "shuffle all songs"!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dereks on 12 June 2014, 21:15
Dropped it of to  a detailed to get some quartz coating stuff put on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: C2K on 13 June 2014, 07:40
Pulled a 5" screw out of one of my rear tyres. :'(

Got home to a clicking sound, thought it was a stone (as usual, drive is full of them). 20 mins later i'm standing by the side of the car and notice the tyre completely flat. Cue a frantic wheel change and trip to the tyre shop. Result? Not good... Thanks TPMS, good to know I can rely on you.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 13 June 2014, 18:01
Got my VCDS cable out and activated
DRL and Fog light for coming / leaving home. So much better looking.
Also activated the inner lights on the tailgate as brake lights.

I'm also looking to activate coming home being automatic rather than flashing the light as that's so much better.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Suklpm on 13 June 2014, 18:32
Got chipped & cracked windscreen replaced... Last one lasted three weeks!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 16 June 2014, 10:00
dropped it off for a Gtechniq New Car Protection detail

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/10394489_809696385707131_2390424786872368125_n_zps2a107ea6.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 16 June 2014, 11:30
Arrived at centreparcs this morning and on a side note you can fit two mountain bikes in a 3 door if you are a couple of dwarfs, luckily I've driven up separate to the rest of family. However strangest thing is that upon getting out my bike I noticed I am minus my left rear car mat, now I can only think that I've taken it out when cleaning and not put it back in and some bellend has picked it up, probably adds 10bhp to a saxo or something. Either way anyone know where I can get ONE rear car mat from or fancy selling me one of theirs :smiley:
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Post by: GTD184 on 18 June 2014, 11:57
Because the LED's give whiter light than the standard yellow halogen it's harder to pick up in the pic during the day, night pic below. I think there fine & look much better, completing the LED look.

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/croz_13/7e8c27f7-66be-497d-b362-f7acdfbdf8da.jpg)

Has anyone used the higher output LED's in their reverse lights?....and if so was there much difference in comparisdon with the lower output items.

I want a set for the wife's GTD but dont want to end up purchasing inferior LED's and ending up with loads of useless LED's bulbs! :rolleyes:

Anyone recommend a good set of LED's for  reverse lights? :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 18 June 2014, 18:13
I have the higher ones in but nothing to make against, and in other news found my car mat, I know you were all worried, for some reason I'd put it on top on the other one behind the drivers seat. Doh! Also, whose going to inters this year?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 18 June 2014, 22:33
Done some more VCDS coding to get the car set up the way I like it.

Automatic coming home rather than flashing your lights.

Auto dimming of the DRLs when indicating to turn like the Audis.

Puddle lights on regardless of position of door mirror.

Interestingly the full rear lights come on when I get out the car (coming home) but as soon as I lock the car, the inner lights go off only leaving the outer lights on!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 19 June 2014, 09:02
Had reg put on yesterday

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af326/fbf01/DSC_4179_zps3cb1eea3.jpg
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Post by: JoeGTI on 19 June 2014, 09:23

Interestingly the full rear lights come on when I get out the car (coming home) but as soon as I lock the car, the inner lights go off only leaving the outer lights on!!

You can change this with VCDS too! I have it "fixed".... Don't ask me how though!
Another good one, you can set all the rear LEDs to come on for braking. Only the outers work by default.
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Post by: p3asa on 19 June 2014, 17:28

Interestingly the full rear lights come on when I get out the car (coming home) but as soon as I lock the car, the inner lights go off only leaving the outer lights on!!

You can change this with VCDS too! I have it "fixed".... Don't ask me how though!
Another good one, you can set all the rear LEDs to come on for braking. Only the outers work by default.

Thanks. Yeah I had already activated that, (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=259354.msg2462863#msg2462863) makes it so much better.

You must have had coding to change the inner lights staying on after locking the doors as the coding for the lights is a bit of a minefield.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 19 June 2014, 19:38
Picked up from Detail My Ride who had given the GTechniq treatment

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/10275552_811665612176875_9131821309450040197_o_zps370ab15b.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/10496209_811665495510220_5786592689691570590_o_zpsae41c5bc.jpg)

more chuffed than when i picked it up new
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Post by: Booth11 on 19 June 2014, 19:57
Wow wigit, how shiny is that!   What a stunning job and should be well protected too  :cool:
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Post by: Raffe on 19 June 2014, 20:04
looks immense :cool:
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 20 June 2014, 12:52
Andy the R looks amazing mate! I've just ordered the ceramic gtechniq kit for Bev's new beetle. Great results, roll on November 2015 so I can get mine ordered!
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Post by: wigit on 20 June 2014, 14:49
Wow wigit, how shiny is that!   What a stunning job and should be well protected too  :cool:

very shiny  :smiley:

looks immense :cool:

it looks fast when standing still now, car has so much presence and since with the remap is an absolute weapon :smiley:

Andy the R looks amazing mate! I've just ordered the ceramic gtechniq kit for Bev's new beetle. Great results, roll on November 2015 so I can get mine ordered!

not cheap but well worth the money given the results  :smiley:
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Post by: Exonian on 20 June 2014, 15:01
Wow, finally an R that looks like an R should! (and goes like one should too no doubt!)
Spot on Andy!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Sootchucker on 21 June 2014, 08:20
Auto dimming of the DRLs when indicating to turn like the Audis.

Do you have the coding for that please ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 22 June 2014, 13:57
Auto dimming of the DRLs when indicating to turn like the Audis.

Do you have the coding for that please ?

No bother
https://vcds.greg-roberts.com/view-entries/details/1/9
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: marnie on 22 June 2014, 14:40
Took off the wheels, cleaned and protected, also calipers. Fitted red alloy valve caps and aligned VW caps. Used homemade jack adapter which worked very well with no danger of bending or slipping. A hockey puck with a slot cut in it screwed to two squares of ply. The lower one with a hole cut in it for the jack pad. Found the front gaiters are hanging loose.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y422/marniecrittle/_1060167_zps0b7a9596.jpg) (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/marniecrittle/media/_1060167_zps0b7a9596.jpg.html)
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y422/marniecrittle/_1060159_zpse980fe51.jpg) (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/marniecrittle/media/_1060159_zpse980fe51.jpg.html)
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y422/marniecrittle/_1060158_zps298b6684.jpg) (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/marniecrittle/media/_1060158_zps298b6684.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 22 June 2014, 15:42
And could you reattached the gaiters yourself? Pictures?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: marnie on 22 June 2014, 17:22
The bottom of the gaiter bellows has a square channel that looks like it's for some kind of clip. If the bellows is pulled down it pops sweetly over the flange in the picture but for the life of me I can't see how one would fasten it. I tried to cable tie the bellows below the bright metal bit on the leg in the picture but couldn't  tighten it. It would have been an awful bodge anyway. I'm taking it back to the dealer. I'm wondering what VW's procedure is and whether it says to re-fix it? All sorts of crap will get into the shock absorber if not!
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y422/marniecrittle/_1060172acopy_zpsd22a573f.jpg) (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/marniecrittle/media/_1060172acopy_zpsd22a573f.jpg.html)(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y422/marniecrittle/_1060170_zpse104e15d.jpg) (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/marniecrittle/media/_1060170_zpse104e15d.jpg.html)
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Post by: peterdoherty on 22 June 2014, 17:45
Got caught doing 58 in a 40 (100m into a 40 zone from a 60)... 3 points & fine (I know its a fair cop!)

But on the plus side the journey after was the first time I passed 50mpg (GTD)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: marnie on 22 June 2014, 17:48
On looking closer the flange should unclip from the channel in the leg, push up, fasten bellows and push back down into channel. I'm not doing it in case I break it!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 22 June 2014, 18:43
Thanks for the pics marnie, I'll go check mine, do you have any squeaks from it?
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Post by: marnie on 22 June 2014, 19:05
No squeaks, everything is fine except for PDI corner cutting.
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Post by: Misterp on 22 June 2014, 20:40
Whilst not as exciting as what some of you have been up to, but I fit my 'luxury' car mata after a much needed clean.

If anyone cares this is what they look like(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p689/misterp86/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps86da5123.jpg)

I think they go well with the GTD colour scheme.
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Post by: GrahamFR on 22 June 2014, 20:44
No squeaks, everything is fine except for PDI corner cutting.

PDI what?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 22 June 2014, 22:10
Had to get my front drivers side gaitor refitted at the dealer as it was loose.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: marnie on 22 June 2014, 22:17
PDI = VW "Perfect Delivery Inspection"
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Post by: p3asa on 23 June 2014, 12:22
Marnie good idea with the hole cut out for the jack to go in.
I used the puck method before but it was sitting on top of what I thought was chunky wood. Anyway the wood cracked and unbeknown to me as I was jacking up the car the cracked wood was wedging up the sill at the same time.
£600 repair for carelessness  :sick:
I promised myself I would get a large headed jack so the puck could sit inside so no need for wood.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Snoopy on 24 June 2014, 05:49
Had to get my front drivers side gaitor refitted at the dealer as it was loose.
If they are anything like the ones fitted to either the  mk4, mk5 or mk6 they always pop off the bottom when the suspension leg is at full travel. When on a wheels free lift or jacked up. Easiest way is to just lower the car slowly then once the leg starts to compress push the gator back over the bottom. It sort of slides over the bottom bit. They always seem to make them just that tiny bit short so when they stretch they pull off the bottom. If not they can pull off the top which is not so easy to refit.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 24 June 2014, 07:44
The gaitors aren't meant to just pop off though. Every time they come loose I'll be back to the dealer. They'll get sick first  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 24 June 2014, 20:57
Drove the wife to our dealer so she could order her 7R to replace her Pirelli  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: CraigW on 24 June 2014, 22:59
Drove the wife to our dealer so she could order her 7R to replace her Pirelli  :smiley:

At least she's avoiding lease deals  :wink: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 24 June 2014, 23:08
Drove the wife to our dealer so she could order her 7R to replace her Pirelli  :smiley:

:cool: 

I'm not even a teeny bit jealous   :whistle:  :grin:

Colour?  Wheels?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 24 June 2014, 23:18
Drove the wife to our dealer so she could order her 7R to replace her Pirelli  :smiley:

At least she's avoiding lease deals  :wink: :grin:

She is going to keep it 4-5 years so raided the piggy bank  :grin:

Drove the wife to our dealer so she could order her 7R to replace her Pirelli  :smiley:

:cool: 

I'm not even a teeny bit jealous   :whistle:  :grin:

Colour?  Wheels?

She had a budget so 5 door DSG, night blue, race cloth, 18" cadiz, DCC, winter pack and discover nav  :wink:
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Post by: Booth11 on 24 June 2014, 23:24

She had a budget so 5 door DSG, night blue, race cloth, 18" cadiz, DCC, winter pack and discover nav  :wink:

Night blue - bet that is gonna look absolutely stunning in R form   :drool:. 

You know we want photos when the time comes  :smiley:
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Post by: wigit on 24 June 2014, 23:46
Night blue - bet that is gonna look absolutely stunning in R form   :drool:. 

You know we want photos when the time comes  :smiley:

really like the colour choice, she thought the black lost the gloss detailing and i though dpb was a PITA

will be having Gtechniq treatment
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 25 June 2014, 13:00
First 3 points coming my way in the GTD I suspect. 30mph increasing to a 40mph, increase to 44 and didn't see the cops at all, sneaky as hell. Guy with the gun looked at me, showed me 3 fingers and with his hand told me to slow down....damn it  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 25 June 2014, 13:06
He could just have been warning you that you'll get 3 points unless you slow down. 14 days to wait now.
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Post by: peterdoherty on 25 June 2014, 13:08
I thought the police had to pull you over when they used a gun - I got done on Sunday grrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 25 June 2014, 13:29
I thought the police had to pull you over when they used a gun - I got done on Sunday grrrrrrrrr

I was told they didn't have to if the roads were busy and that it was unsafe to do so. All they need is your reg. Just hoping the 2 weeks flys in and that I am fine. But the fact he stuck 3 fingers at me I can only presume that was his way of saying I was caught  :angry: Was the bl00dy old lady in front of me straddling two lanes that annoyed me so I accelerated past her looking in to see who was driving to turn back around and see the Police...raging at myself
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTI_for_her! on 25 June 2014, 23:43
He would be telling you that it was a 30 limit by putting up the three fingers. If you were gonna get booked they would normally come after you or pull you in there and then. Take it as a warning!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: AndyG on 26 June 2014, 01:26
You may get the option to do a driver awareness course and avoid any points.I went on one last year.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 26 June 2014, 07:58
You may get the option to do a driver awareness course and avoid any points.I went on one last year.

As did I. I got flashed in west brom coming off the m5 out side the baggies ground nothing came through the post thank god I know a lot of the cameras are off in Brum as widely documented in the press but still I didn't want three points as insurance in Brum is high as it is
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 26 June 2014, 12:13
Drove mine for the first time in 15 days this morning, as I’ve been on my hols to Mexico. Knocked the DTUK box down to 4+0 (from 4+1) with the warmer weather here, but didn’t really notice much of a difference.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 26 June 2014, 12:17
I thought the police had to pull you over when they used a gun - I got done on Sunday grrrrrrrrr

Nope they don't - I got caught in May last year for my first points ever, with a gun, and a letter in the post followed. If you are under a designated limit (usually 20% of speed limit e.g. 36 on a 30 road) then you should get to do the speed awareness course. As I did 47 in a 30 (that was a 50), I wasn't given the option. wait out the 14 days and hope you don't get a letter.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 26 June 2014, 12:31
I would love to have a speed/driver awareness course instead of the 3 points, but in all honesty my own bl00dy fault. Better to be pessimistic rather than optimistic here. If I get away with it il be delighted, but its made me so more cautious as they are creeping up all over the place in Edinburgh where ive never seen them before. Be a long 14 day wait, but more often than not they try to fire these out rapid
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Mike S on 30 June 2014, 13:41
30 second job this !!! I sprayed the base of my electronic folding mirrors with WD40. I wish I'd done it 11,000 miles ago. Now almost silent when opening and folding !  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 30 June 2014, 14:52
Good thinking Mike.

Today I realised finally that the lack of stop positions on the doors really is a very bad idea.
I was trying to fish something off the back seat with the door half open and it decided to swing open of its own accord and whack into the side of my other car.
Now the other car is 17 years old I wouldn't have given a monkey's if it had marked that one but alas the GTI's door jammed against the side repeater of the other car and wedged itself stuck.
I had to rock both cars to free it.
So 17 year old car has a bit of white paint on its side repeater and white GTI has a lump of paint missing off the door.

Touch up pen will finally be ordered now  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JoeGTI on 30 June 2014, 16:13
You were lucky you didn't ding the door edge. I had a similar accident a few months ago except my door swung against a window sill on the house! The paint was unmarked but the door edge bent back slightly. A PDR guy got it 99% fixed for me.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 03 July 2014, 23:08
(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/Revo_zpsd05439e9.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/Revo3_zpsfa68e969.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/Revo2_zpsfcbab0c1.jpg)

pictures can say a thousand words
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 03 July 2014, 23:31
pictures can say a thousand words

^^^
 :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ross Detours on 04 July 2014, 15:04
Just ordered a set of spacers for the rear. Pics to follow on Tuesday hopefully!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: gazmondo35 on 05 July 2014, 18:33
Went to gti international today, run my standard mk7 gti pp dsg on the quarter mile & got a 14.5secs, not bad considering it's only done 3000 miles & it's Unmodified, also spoke to revo& Apr about remapps both said they are doing final beta testing & should out in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 05 July 2014, 18:45
Went to gti international today, thought about taking my car down but then saw yours go down and thought I'll not beat that and I'm now sat having a beer with the shark lads :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: gazmondo35 on 05 July 2014, 20:08
I'm sure you would have thrashed my time with all the mods you have done.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 05 July 2014, 22:11
Went to gti international today, thought about taking my car down but then saw yours go down and thought I'll not beat that and I'm now sat having a beer with the shark lads :smiley:

Did you happen to notice if the guys at Awesome were doing the VWR club sport intakes at a discount on their stand?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 06 July 2014, 19:44
No sorry mate didn't notice but what I did notice was revo advertising an intake, looks suspiciously like a pipercross but with a different filter
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 06 July 2014, 21:44
Were Revo talking about their mk7 remap at all Graham?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: gazmondo35 on 06 July 2014, 22:44
I had a good chat with revo at the show , they said the map is all done  but they still need to do some further beta testing before releasing it , the map will take a golf gti 220bhp to 290 bhp , &golf gti pp will be the same , but as for the golf r he wouldn't tell me the bhp after the remap but said the 0-60 time was 3.6 secs with is amazing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 07 July 2014, 16:44
Didnt see a point starting a whole new thread re mods, but was browsing on another forum and came across some lads GTI in Hong Kong. Have to admit, i think this looks pretty sweet. Love the spoiler

http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4575
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 07 July 2014, 16:57
I had a good chat with revo at the show , they said the map is all done  but they still need to do some further beta testing before releasing it , the map will take a golf gti 220bhp to 290 bhp , &golf gti pp will be the same , but as for the golf r he wouldn't tell me the bhp after the remap but said the 0-60 time was 3.6 secs with is amazing.

290? what happened to the 326 Apr were blasting about, id be disappointed if it was 290 as we already have that in tuning boxes, arent these remaps supposed to be even better?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: ffrank on 07 July 2014, 17:13
I had a good chat with revo at the show , they said the map is all done  but they still need to do some further beta testing before releasing it , the map will take a golf gti 220bhp to 290 bhp , &golf gti pp will be the same , but as for the golf r he wouldn't tell me the bhp after the remap but said the 0-60 time was 3.6 secs with is amazing.
Crazy, there's a video posted of it doing that on youtube if you haven't seen it. What seems a logical comparison is the Evo 400, pretty much the same weight, 4wd, 0-60 in 3.5 and 400bhp. Seriously fast. That kind of speed is surely benefited by DSG, so could be anywhere from 370 - 400 in the golf? (395bhp if they get the same % as the GTI).

Didnt see a point starting a whole new thread re mods, but was browsing on another forum and came across some lads GTI in Hong Kong. Have to admit, i think this looks pretty sweet. Love the spoiler

http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4575
That spoiler would look pretty mean on your motor mate. But more importantly, what is that giant peanut building in the background!


Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: gazmondo35 on 07 July 2014, 17:57
290bhp is a little disappointing  but that's just revo's figures, Apr wouldn't say what bhp they have achieved, but I get the impression there is a race to get these to market.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 08 July 2014, 08:07
well according to facebook their mk7 is running 320bhp and 360lbft (rounded down figures too) which is an extra 100 on each with no hardware changes, thats stg 2+ torque figures if im not mistaken on a mk6 R???
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: TheCarMadDad on 08 July 2014, 18:39
Not something I've done to my GTD yet, but something I've done FOR my GTD.... Ordered a DTUK stage 2 box. Should be here tomorrow then I can update this post to say it's something I've done :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 08 July 2014, 20:26
Not something I've done to my GTD yet, but something I've done FOR my GTD.... Ordered a DTUK stage 2 box. Should be here tomorrow then I can update this post to say it's something I've done :D

Put it/leave it on 4+1, unless you have overfuelling issues (I haven't, but someone (can't remember who) thinks they did and Andrew got them to put theirs down to 4+0. Maybe theirs is a one-off, or maybe using Millers with mine has stopped me having the same summer issues. You might get a regen very soon after putting it on (I did), but I have a regen about once every 800 miles now. You're in for a treat.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: TheCarMadDad on 08 July 2014, 21:08
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Put it/leave it on 4+1, unless you have overfuelling issues (I haven't, but someone (can't remember who) thinks they did and Andrew got them to put theirs down to 4+0. Maybe theirs is a one-off, or maybe using Millers with mine has stopped me having the same summer issues. You might get a regen very soon after putting it on (I did), but I have a regen about once every 800 miles now. You're in for a treat.

That's exactly what I plan to do monkey. I really hope the box lives up to expectations
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 09 July 2014, 19:33
Did a few VCDS tweaks that I'd been meaning to get done. Changed indicator blink from 3 to 4. Tried to disable the ignition active warning but seemingly that option isn't there but did manage to active the boot lights for breaking.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: TheCarMadDad on 10 July 2014, 15:29
Fitted me DTUK box.... Haven't stopped grinning since!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Moots on 10 July 2014, 20:42
Added bosch wipers to the front, and upgraded the boot light to LED. Hopefully glove box one turns up tomorrow!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 11 July 2014, 11:02
saw this, need to put it in the pile of useless crap that you buy simply because lol http://www.oemvag.es/en/volkswagen-golf-collection/1133-torch-with-cigarette-lighter-charging-function.html
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 11 July 2014, 11:25
Discovered my bro in law has a VCDS cable.  Went to town with the following:

DRLS 100%
Fog Lights for coming home
Chirp on lock / unlock
Turn signal adjustment

The coming home using the foglights looks really cool!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 11 July 2014, 12:51
Discovered my bro in law has a VCDS cable.  Went to town with the following:

DRLS 100%
Fog Lights for coming home
Chirp on lock / unlock
Turn signal adjustment

The coming home using the foglights looks really cool!

Can you take photos of the DRLs at 100% if possible? So many people have made this tweak and fair few people keen to see the difference. Cheers if you can
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 11 July 2014, 12:53
i thought there was a photo in this thread somewhere of the difference? either way its very visible at night imo
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 11 July 2014, 13:29
survived Good Hope hospital car park in Sutton Coldfield, dog eat dog out there
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 11 July 2014, 13:43
Discovered my bro in law has a VCDS cable.  Went to town with the following:

DRLS 100%
Fog Lights for coming home
Chirp on lock / unlock
Turn signal adjustment

The coming home using the foglights looks really cool!

Can you take photos of the DRLs at 100% if possible? So many people have made this tweak and fair few people keen to see the difference. Cheers if you can

I'll fire up a photo tonight (if I remember). Does make a massive difference.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 11 July 2014, 14:26
Discovered my bro in law has a VCDS cable.  Went to town with the following:

DRLS 100%
Fog Lights for coming home
Chirp on lock / unlock
Turn signal adjustment

The coming home using the foglights looks really cool!

Can you take photos of the DRLs at 100% if possible? So many people have made this tweak and fair few people keen to see the difference. Cheers if you can

I'll fire up a photo tonight (if I remember). Does make a massive difference.

Top man! Looking forward to seeing the difference. What % is it set at as standard out of interest?

 Keen to get the cable myself, but for 200 odd quid to change 1 thing, not sure if its worth it
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 11 July 2014, 14:29
20% i think
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 11 July 2014, 16:35
20% i think

20% lol wtf...thats a joke. Look awesome at 20% so 100% must look unreal. Audis DRLs always appear to be far brighter that the GTD/GTI and R
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 11 July 2014, 16:53
20% i think

20% lol wtf...thats a joke. Look awesome at 20% so 100% must look unreal. Audis DRLs always appear to be far brighter that the GTD/GTI and R

Mine was at 26.  This is only what they get dimmed down to when your headlights are on though.  When your headlights are off/during the day they are running at 100 (I think)...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 11 July 2014, 16:58
20% i think

20% lol wtf...thats a joke. Look awesome at 20% so 100% must look unreal. Audis DRLs always appear to be far brighter that the GTD/GTI and R

Mine was at 26.  This is only what they get dimmed down to when your headlights are on though.  When your headlights are off/during the day they are running at 100 (I think)...


Ahhhh right i get you now! How easy is this to change via VCDS? Looks a bit of a ball ache to set up and get to grips with
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 11 July 2014, 17:15
20% i think

20% lol wtf...thats a joke. Look awesome at 20% so 100% must look unreal. Audis DRLs always appear to be far brighter that the GTD/GTI and R

Mine was at 26.  This is only what they get dimmed down to when your headlights are on though.  When your headlights are off/during the day they are running at 100 (I think)...


Ahhhh right i get you now! How easy is this to change via VCDS? Looks a bit of a ball ache to set up and get to grips with

It's quite easy and nothing as complicated as what it looks like.  It was my first time using VCDS.  If you want some changes made I could put you in touch with my bro in law.  He stays in Edin.  You can reach a deal between yourselves.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 11 July 2014, 17:26
20% i think

20% lol wtf...thats a joke. Look awesome at 20% so 100% must look unreal. Audis DRLs always appear to be far brighter that the GTD/GTI and R

Mine was at 26.  This is only what they get dimmed down to when your headlights are on though.  When your headlights are off/during the day they are running at 100 (I think)...


Ahhhh right i get you now! How easy is this to change via VCDS? Looks a bit of a ball ache to set up and get to grips with

It's quite easy and nothing as complicated as what it looks like.  It was my first time using VCDS.  If you want some changes made I could put you in touch with my bro in law.  He stays in Edin.  You can reach a deal between yourselves.

Yeh i was quite keen on the DRLS at 100% and the fog Lights for coming home. I could sort him out with a case of beer or some cash for his time. How long did it take you, like 15 mins?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: dippy_x on 11 July 2014, 19:53
we were at it for like an hour but we're pros now  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: agreen7 on 11 July 2014, 21:23
Took my car to Clean Me Detailing at Bury St Edmunds. Had a new car protection carried out and Mark did a fantastic job. Had G-techniq products used and it looks fantastic. Really pleased with how it turned out but I was a little disappointed with the condition of the car from VW - both B pillars had fine scratches as did the gloss black bits below the rear spoiler. I would imagine it was caused by what is likely to have been a ham-fisted attempt at removing the protection stickers prior to delivery.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 11 July 2014, 22:07
Top man! Looking forward to seeing the difference. What % is it set at as standard out of interest?

Keen to get the cable myself, but for 200 odd quid to change 1 thing, not sure if its worth it

Ok so taking photos of your lights with a camera phone is pretty hard. These haven't turned out very well at all - it's not pitch black either as the phone would suggest.

So - normal DRL no lights active

(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab194/kyle_l_brown/Misc/IMAG0363_zps868cb7f2.jpg)

DRL still at 100% with Dipped Beam on

(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab194/kyle_l_brown/Misc/IMAG0362_zpsefe2e6ba.jpg)

(Admittedly hard to see the dipped beam is on, but trust me it is haha) Activating this fix on VCDS would take about 15 mins including the boot up time/security code time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 11 July 2014, 23:26
after a sh!te couple of days decided on way home to, turn off auto stop, engage sport mode and turn off the traction control and do couple of launch control starts to see how rapid it is with some Revo magic, still grinning
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Dave the Cat on 13 July 2014, 15:07
After getting slightly vexed with device charging leads cluttering up the car, I ordered a 1.8m USB extension lead and have fed the extension from the drivers side cubby hole to the centre console where i have a double USB plug in charger. Garmin lead now much neater.

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/davethecat2/Mobile%20Uploads/PhotoGrid_1405247094705.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 13 July 2014, 18:59
Well after two hours cleaning I've noticed a dent about chest high in the drivers side back panel no idea what could cause that one! Anyone got an idea of how much mobile dent repair is these days?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mk7gti on 13 July 2014, 20:30
About £60 notes. Ive been there...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 13 July 2014, 21:02
Ouch oh well thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JBirchy on 14 July 2014, 20:02
@KyleB - Loving that light mod. I'd like to have that done to mine.

Anybody happen to know who in the North West (Ormskirk/Southport) who might know how to do such a thing for some beer tokens?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 16 July 2014, 14:07
Hoovered the car. Can't believe how dirty it gets in just 6 weeks.

Also couldn't understand how my rear mats wouldn't sit flat. They were just slightly out. The PDI guys had obviously put the wrong sides in  :rolleyes:

Anyone any tips for cleaning the carbon fibre effect around the head unit? Slightest touch and it leaves finger prints.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 16 July 2014, 14:14
I just spray it with dash cleaner/wax and wipe with a softer microfibre cloth, but it can be a pain. Also, I still after all these years have not found a 100% scratch free way of cleaning the plastic on the dials!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 16 July 2014, 14:47
Yeah the dials. I'm just going out to actually clean the dash. Not looking forward to its first clean and the inevitable scratches on it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: marnie on 17 July 2014, 09:18
I use these wipes. OK on the dials too.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y422/marniecrittle/IMG_0197_zps6ab26412.jpg) (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/marniecrittle/media/IMG_0197_zps6ab26412.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Wil on 17 July 2014, 21:10
Finally fitted 20mm rear spacers to my Mk7 GTI PP. Apologies for the terrible photos:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10098796/Golf%20GTI/2014-07-16%2019.56.05.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10098796/Golf%20GTI/2014-07-16%2019.55.57.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 23 July 2014, 20:06
Had mud flaps finally fitted, it's an aquired choice but at least I'm rally spec ready lol
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af109/GrahamFR/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0002_zpsg84zmfxn.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/GrahamFR/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0002_zpsg84zmfxn.jpg.html) :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 24 July 2014, 21:49
Today i have changed GTD diffuser and GTD exhaust for GTI difuser and GTI exhaust. All i can say is GREAT :smiley:! Sound now is the same as before change but visually the car is much more beautiful!

(http://shrani.si/t/8/er/39xdhMTp/20140724153536.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?8/er/39xdhMTp/20140724153536.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/f/DH/1UL8n0np/20140724153607.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?f/DH/1UL8n0np/20140724153607.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/2w/Ku/4lZ42W2k/20140724153625.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?2w/Ku/4lZ42W2k/20140724153625.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/20/dx/412FWJ4m/20140724153646.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?20/dx/412FWJ4m/20140724153646.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/1j/An/1Qnapkoj/20140724153655.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?1j/An/1Qnapkoj/20140724153655.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/3M/sE/3H97MsKR/20140724153706.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?3M/sE/3H97MsKR/20140724153706.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/M/so/mk24XO1/20140724153719.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?M/so/mk24XO1/20140724153719.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/2u/J8/1DoDHBeX/20140724153739.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?2u/J8/1DoDHBeX/20140724153739.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/37/ZR/3ImjZoSh/20140724153757.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?37/ZR/3ImjZoSh/20140724153757.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/H/MA/jCwW1vU/20140724153819.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?H/MA/jCwW1vU/20140724153819.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/j/tV/DZi52X8/20140724153825.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?j/tV/DZi52X8/20140724153825.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/v/YU/4LaeIjXX/20140724182223.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?v/YU/4LaeIjXX/20140724182223.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/r/11j/1ed2DHgG/20140724182250.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?r/11j/1ed2DHgG/20140724182250.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/1u/bZ/15yNXaFE/20140724182332.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?1u/bZ/15yNXaFE/20140724182332.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/3z/Pm/2cgZA0k4/20140724182416.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?3z/Pm/2cgZA0k4/20140724182416.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/1v/17/xia1QK6/20140724182458.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?1v/17/xia1QK6/20140724182458.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/g/Yc/12lv2Duo/20140724182515.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?g/Yc/12lv2Duo/20140724182515.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 25 July 2014, 07:54
very nice mate, wondered who would be the first to do this. OEM exhaust too? I may have taken the opportunity to but a aftermarket on
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GTD_777 on 25 July 2014, 08:03
Such a nice colour as well!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 25 July 2014, 09:09
OEM exhaust too?

Yes. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 25 July 2014, 09:17
very nice mate, wondered who would be the first to do this. OEM exhaust too? I may have taken the opportunity to but a aftermarket on

Perhaps there is a market then for us to sell on our GTI exhausts?  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 25 July 2014, 09:18
my cat back is already scrapped  :sad: but i do have the downpipe in the garage all wrapped up, only 2k on it :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Gingernick on 26 July 2014, 12:44
renewed the insurance...I am still laughing about it
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 26 July 2014, 14:17
Fitted these to match my black front and rear badges  :smiley:

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/DSC_4477_zpsf690f410.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: pjr on 26 July 2014, 18:50
Tried fitting my road bike in the boot, and it fitted without removing any of the wheels.  :smiley:

My mountain bike has a smaller frame, so it should also fit.

Would fit in easier with the front wheel off, though.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: LimestoneGTI on 27 July 2014, 06:50
Ordered a new cat back exaust system in the Golf 6 R look from DTH Turbo a couple of days back.

Will take a good 9 to 10 weeks till it is finished, but hopefully it will be worth it.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 27 July 2014, 12:45
Tried fitting my road bike in the boot, and it fitted without removing any of the wheels.  :smiley:

My mountain bike has a smaller frame, so it should also fit.

Would fit in easier with the front wheel off, though.
How and pictures please.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: C2K on 27 July 2014, 13:42
Pictures? Just try it.  Seats down my specialized tarmac elite goes in fine. Passenger seat forward helps a touch.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 27 July 2014, 14:15
Had to reset my dipping rear view mirror after the car had mysteriously forgotten it. The drivers door window has also stopped doing a one press fall and rise, the other 3 windows still work fine. Something to add to the list for first service a week on Monday.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 27 July 2014, 16:58
Gave it a well deserved clean. One thing I have noticed on the DPB is that the light scratches really show up when it's clean. Also noticing that the brake pedal seems a bit squeaky and under low speed get a slight noise from front left suspension all to be looked at during my first service.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 27 July 2014, 21:49
Always take the front wheel off mine, but my friend sticks his in his mk5 without doing that by sticking the front in first....
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 27 July 2014, 22:12
Always take the front wheel off mine, but my friend sticks his in his mk5 without doing that by sticking the front in first....


 ???
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 27 July 2014, 22:47
Always take the front wheel off mine, but my friend sticks his in his mk5 without doing that by sticking the front in first....


 ???

Thank god. I thought it was just me  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: SRGTD on 28 July 2014, 08:00
Always take the front wheel off mine, but my friend sticks his in his mk5 without doing that by sticking the front in first....


 ???

Thank god. I thought it was just me  :grin:

Had me confused too initially, but I think monsta's comments relate to reply #1166 in this thread and how to get your bike in the back of your car  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 28 July 2014, 09:21
Always take the front wheel off mine, but my friend sticks his in his mk5 without doing that by sticking the front in first....


 ???

Thank god. I thought it was just me  :grin:

Had me confused too initially, but I think monsta's comments relate to reply #1166 in this thread and how to get your bike in the back of your car  :grin:

I like to be cryptic  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: pjr on 28 July 2014, 21:46
Photo of bike in the boot - 57cm frame & 700c wheels, with front taken off.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3877/14769229095_c514ed9bf3_z.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Bengunn on 29 July 2014, 09:48
Just bought the Hitech rubber boot mat from Amazon for my golf Mk7 GTI three door.
Really good quality and heavy duty.
Fits like a glove and at present is selling at £29.90 with free delivery.
On Amazon site some reviews say it arrived folded and wont sit right but mine arrived heavily packaged and flat. In my opinion a really good buy.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 29 July 2014, 16:06
Reset the one touch closing on the drivers window myself.....its all in the manual.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: hastd2 on 01 August 2014, 22:44
Fitted my VWR panel filter today, and my Red Gti Badges arrived, free of charge.. :whistle: :smug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 01 August 2014, 22:59
Got the awful H&Rs taken off the R for a set of VWR springs put on instead
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 02 August 2014, 10:47
Got the awful H&Rs taken off the R for a set of VWR springs put on instead

Were the H&R's very hard? I find the VWR's firm and was looking at the H&R's...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 02 August 2014, 10:57
I know I'm currently a VeeDub stalker at the moment but my bro has gone to Portugal so I've swapped cars for his PP Tungsten Silver DSG. Gonna see how I handle my 90 mile daily commute in it. I think I already know the answer but a great blag nonetheless  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 04 August 2014, 08:04
Booked my first service 3 weeks ago and never paid any attention to my milessince. Rolled up to Pulman today with 10003 miles on - couldn't have timed it better.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 04 August 2014, 08:07
Got the awful H&Rs taken off the R for a set of VWR springs put on instead

Were the H&R's very hard? I find the VWR's firm and was looking at the H&R's...

on the R the H&Rs ride is absolutely shocking when the car is fully settled, also the car does not sit level, car was just crashy on anything except a smooth road. The VWRs so far are a revaluation on the R firm but with a ride not far off oem
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: MajorKhan on 04 August 2014, 12:18
Booked my first service 3 weeks ago and never paid any attention to my milessince. Rolled up to Pulman today with 10003 miles on - couldn't have timed it better.
Hi does the GTD not have 20,000 miles first service???
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 04 August 2014, 13:49
Booked my first service 3 weeks ago and never paid any attention to my milessince. Rolled up to Pulman today with 10003 miles on - couldn't have timed it better.
Hi does the GTD not have 20,000 miles first service???

Not unless you went long life servicing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 04 August 2014, 15:14
Interesting trip to Sunderland today. Dropped the car off and walked a mile and a half to the coast (via Fulwell) to kill some of the 2 hour wait. A fella with a dog sat down next to me and started having an impromptu karaoke session with his wind up radio, and kept offering me a roll-up tab (which I declined). He said he listened to the radio because his dead dad talked to him through it and sang aongs with him. Made a sharp exit and back to the dealership. Waited an hour past the time it was supposed to take, in the meantime I sit opposite a South African Woman in the waiting area who is in tears because she paid Pulman £500 to fix a fault on her auto gearbox which has recurred and now they say it is something different. The fault is intermittent and so Pulman want £75 an hour to detect the fault, and will keep it indefinitely. They think it might be some valve which has something to do with the auto box on her 5 year old Polo, if it is the valve then it's a £900 bill + however much labour it takes for the fault to show. But it might be something completely different. I advised her to go to a good independent, an actual mechanic rather than someone who just replaces part x because the computer told them to, and doesn't have labour rates of £75 an hour.

I then get asked about my driving mode issue (In Sport from the start, car doesn't drive like it's in Sport unless you come out of Sport into another mode and then come back to Sport). The bulletins are checked and no defect of this type is listed. I asked if they are going to report my defect and they say no. If they don't report my defect then how does VW get to hear about it and then raise a bulletin if there are enough people with the same issue as me? Useless.

Had a look at their R in the showroom, it is very dusty on the exterior - not exactly showing it off.

Came home with the car and refitted my DTUK box.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: silver38 on 04 August 2014, 16:00
I've had my MKVII GTD for just over a week. Also noticed  when you're in sport mode, switch off, restart everything is in sport mode except for the throttle. According to the owners manual if you change mode while driving the throttle will only change to the selected mode when you come off the throttle and back on it again. Seems rather strange.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 04 August 2014, 22:41
.....He said he listened to the radio because his dead dad talked to him through it and sang aongs with him. Made a sharp exit


Sounds exactly like my day but then I do work in psychiatry  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 05 August 2014, 06:59
I've had my MKVII GTD for just over a week. Also noticed  when you're in sport mode, switch off, restart everything is in sport mode except for the throttle. According to the owners manual if you change mode while driving the throttle will only change to the selected mode when you come off the throttle and back on it again. Seems rather strange.
It does state in the manual that you can only change driving modes when not moving. I bet everyone changes it mid drive (I know I do).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jammy1 on 06 August 2014, 15:31
Disconnected the sound actuator.  What a difference!  I was never a fan and now I can have everything in sport without the pseudo sound.  Result.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 06 August 2014, 17:08
Disconnected the sound actuator.  What a difference!  I was never a fan and now I can everything in sport without the pseudo sound.  Result.

Was it easy? Tempted to do this mysef  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 06 August 2014, 17:10

Tinted my rear reflectors slightly so they match my R lights  :cool:

Bottom is before, top is after

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/tints_zps5caf2744.png)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jammy1 on 06 August 2014, 17:20
Disconnected the sound actuator.  What a difference!  I was never a fan and now I can everything in sport without the pseudo sound.  Result.

Was it easy? Tempted to do this mysef  :smiley:

I followed the advice on this thread: http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4871

I unplugged the vertical plug.  A bit of a pain to fit my hands in the gap, but not too bad. Easy enough to reverse it too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 06 August 2014, 17:24
Disconnected the sound actuator.  What a difference!  I was never a fan and now I can everything in sport without the pseudo sound.  Result.

Was it easy? Tempted to do this mysef  :smiley:

I followed the advice on this thread: http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4871

I unplugged the vertical plug.  A bit of a pain to fit my hands in the gap, but not too bad. Easy enough to reverse it too.

Might give that a go tonight, the sport noise is starting to get on my nerves!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: KyleB on 06 August 2014, 18:26
Looks good that Monsta. What did you use?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 06 August 2014, 18:57

Tinted my rear reflectors slightly so they match my R lights  :cool:

Bottom is before, top is after

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/tints_zps5caf2744.png)

That looks loads better!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 06 August 2014, 20:38
Looks good that Monsta. What did you use?
That looks loads better!

Cheers, really simple and easy to do as well thanks to the recess they're in, you can literally run a stanley knife along to shape the tint film.

This is what I used;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390619266960 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390619266960)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: gazmondo35 on 06 August 2014, 20:59

Tinted my rear reflectors slightly so they match my R lights  :cool:

Bottom is before, top is after

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/tints_zps5caf2744.png)

It looks like you have rust on your back box, or is it just the dirt.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: GrahamFR on 06 August 2014, 21:01
Time to buy a big stainless beast :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 06 August 2014, 21:42
Time to buy a big stainless beast :smiley:

Since I disconnected my sound aktuator today I'm loving the sound of the standard exhaust, I'll admit a shiny stainless one would look nice though but thinking intake first but bought the remap this month so it'll have to wait  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: p3asa on 06 August 2014, 22:24

Tinted my rear reflectors slightly so they match my R lights  :cool:

Bottom is before, top is after

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/justinwanstall/tints_zps5caf2744.png)


That looks good but it makes me uneasy how close you've parked to other cars :rolleyes:
I can't do car-park parking at all.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Booth11 on 06 August 2014, 22:33
Looks great monsta, amazing such a small thing makes a big difference :cool:  Think I'm going to have to lurk around Whitefriars car park to get a look at this beauty  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 07 August 2014, 00:09
Looks great monsta, amazing such a small thing makes a big difference :cool:  Think I'm going to have to lurk around Whitefriars car park to get a look at this beauty  :grin:

That's my car park of choice so I will have to keep a look out as need to make a few visits
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 07 August 2014, 16:15
Swapped over my DTUK module for one with some new beta maps.....AMAZING.......so much better.....much stronger pull right through the rev range. Really giving the LSD a workout now.!
Also thought id try one of those "PedalBox" units.....all I can say is wow....I know it doesn't give any more power, BUT it transforms the way the car feels.

Very happy.....it will just take a few days to get the perfect balance between the 2 modules and the cars driver profiles.

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 07 August 2014, 23:12
Swapped over my DTUK module for one with some new beta maps.....AMAZING.......so much better.....much stronger pull right through the rev range. Really giving the LSD a workout now.!
Also thought id try one of those "PedalBox" units.....all I can say is wow....I know it doesn't give any more power, BUT it transforms the way the car feels.

Very happy.....it will just take a few days to get the perfect balance between the 2 modules and the cars driver profiles.

Ian

Do DTUK have any figures or graphs for the new map?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 07 August 2014, 23:33
Swapped over my DTUK module for one with some new beta maps.....AMAZING.......so much better.....much stronger pull right through the rev range. Really giving the LSD a workout now.!
Also thought id try one of those "PedalBox" units.....all I can say is wow....I know it doesn't give any more power, BUT it transforms the way the car feels.

Very happy.....it will just take a few days to get the perfect balance between the 2 modules and the cars driver profiles.

Ian

Great...been waiting on someone with a pedal box. Worth the money for the quicker reaction times of acceleration?  Easy to fit? Have the dtuk box and keen on the p.b
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 08 August 2014, 01:37
I've had the PedalBox for maybe nine months now(?) and posted a fair bit extolling its virtues when I fitted it.
It was the first thing I did to the car almost as having had Sprint Boosters in the past I know just how much better these devices make the car drive.
The P Box is really well made compared to the Sprint Booster I had on myMK5 & 6 and I'd recommend it 100%.
And as ever with Andrew you get a really quick turnaround and after sales.

I guess you could say all of these type devices are a fair bit of money but I'd just say buy one, run with it for a bit and then take it off again for a few days. You'll soon say it was money well spent and put it back on again!!!!

If you need any advice on fitting it and routing the cable out of sight and harms way just let me know.
Slightly fiddly job but only takes a few mins.





The new software on the FSR sounds interesting. I'll be keen to hear more about this.


Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Ian.C on 08 August 2014, 14:59
Ive not really had time to drive it as ive been on nights and the weather has been terrible. First impressions are very good.....from the way it "feels" and the induction sound id say its using more boost than the original maps. Its certainly stronger mid range and hangs onto the power for longer.

Oil temps dont seem to be any higher.....

The pedal box almost eliminates any throttle hesitation and makes the car feel much sharper.
Ill give some more feedback when the weather gets better.

Ian
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: virginVWman on 08 August 2014, 16:05
I've had the PedalBox for maybe nine months now(?) and posted a fair bit extolling its virtues when I fitted it.
It was the first thing I did to the car almost as having had Sprint Boosters in the past I know just how much better these devices make the car drive.
The P Box is really well made compared to the Sprint Booster I had on myMK5 & 6 and I'd recommend it 100%.
And as ever with Andrew you get a really quick turnaround and after sales.

I guess you could say all of these type devices are a fair bit of money but I'd just say buy one, run with it for a bit and then take it off again for a few days. You'll soon say it was money well spent and put it back on again!!!!

If you need any advice on fitting it and routing the cable out of sight and harms way just let me know.
Slightly fiddly job but only takes a few mins.





The new software on the FSR sounds interesting. I'll be keen to hear more about this.

Not bad at all, I must have missed that. Close to ordering it. What is it like on sport +?  its the most severe with the instant acceleration. Must be great for over taking or hoofing it in a race ha with dtuk box.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 08 August 2014, 16:20
I've tended to never use Sport mode on the car settings as although people on here say it makes a difference to the pedal response I didn't notice any real improvement in response and the noise from the soundaktor thingy just sounded like the car had a misfire! Yuk!
Instead I just have most of the settings on normal (I find the steering a bit too sharp in Sport too, I drive quite a variety of vehicles over the course of the week and when I jump in the Golf with the steering on sport I'm overcorrecting all the time - I probably look like someone on one of those 1950's movies where they're sat in a car having a conversation with a green screen backdrop behind them sawing away at the steering wheel despite the road scene being dead straight!!!)

I've used several settings on the Pedal Box but keep it on a fairly mild setting generally which is the most user friendly but still gives a pretty instant response. I've not tried the really extreme setting but didn't like it on the Sprint Booster I had previously as it made the car really jerky. Maybe if you were doing an all out performance test you'd switch in into the best mode briefly but doubt you'd be able to live with it for long.
I'd think if you were running a DTUK FSR with the Pedal Box on an extreme setting your front tyres wouldn't last more than a day or two but you'd have a massive grin! Seriously though, like most of these settings, be they the car menu or the plug in modules, you have a play with them occasionally but find your preferred setting quite quickly and stick to that as it suits the roads and driving conditions you deal with and driving style too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 09 August 2014, 13:54
Had the red GTI badges fitted today - didn't think they would look as good as the silver ones as my car is TR, but was annoying me that I have the PP but not the red badges so decided to go for them anyway - and low and behold they look friggin awesome, love them!!  They look immense!  And I'm sure they make the car go quicker  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 09 August 2014, 17:49
Had the red GTI badges fitted today - didn't think they would look as good as the silver ones as my car is TR, but was annoying me that I have the PP but not the red badges so decided to go for them anyway - and low and behold they look friggin awesome, love them!!  They look immense!  And I'm sure they make the car go quicker  :grin:

Have you pics? I'm still undecided on them for my car. If the car was any other colour, I'd have them in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 09 August 2014, 20:30
I have installed door sill trim films on my GTD. It looks very good and i am very satisfied :smiley:

(http://shrani.si/t/47/Zz/14btCZAI/20140809123029.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?47/Zz/14btCZAI/20140809123029.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/1I/el/1RQ39pTF/20140809123043.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?1I/el/1RQ39pTF/20140809123043.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/1I/Fr/4TOMTpVW/20140809123059.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?1I/Fr/4TOMTpVW/20140809123059.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/1E/Pj/2eCOUw4O/20140809123130.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?1E/Pj/2eCOUw4O/20140809123130.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/45/cg/4H2iKI0K/20140809123133.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?45/cg/4H2iKI0K/20140809123133.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/W/4G/17ABhyfd/20140809123202.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?W/4G/17ABhyfd/20140809123202.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/2G/oS/4TKfO00A/20140809123453.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?2G/oS/4TKfO00A/20140809123453.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/C/bD/3BLHzUgW/20140809123533.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?C/bD/3BLHzUgW/20140809123533.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 09 August 2014, 21:02
Had the red GTI badges fitted today - didn't think they would look as good as the silver ones as my car is TR, but was annoying me that I have the PP but not the red badges so decided to go for them anyway - and low and behold they look friggin awesome, love them!!  They look immense!  And I'm sure they make the car go quicker  :grin:

Have you pics? I'm still undecided on them for my car. If the car was any other colour, I'd have them in a heartbeat.

I was very sceptical, but it was annoying me so much the I had to do it  :grin:

Here you go:

http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps488d81b1.jpg

http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps524be277.jpg
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JamesR27 on 09 August 2014, 21:23
I think that looks smart. Nice a subtle.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 09 August 2014, 22:21
Had the red GTI badges fitted today - didn't think they would look as good as the silver ones as my car is TR, but was annoying me that I have the PP but not the red badges so decided to go for them anyway - and low and behold they look friggin awesome, love them!!  They look immense!  And I'm sure they make the car go quicker  :grin:

Have you pics? I'm still undecided on them for my car. If the car was any other colour, I'd have them in a heartbeat.

I was very sceptical, but it was annoying me so much the I had to do it  :grin:

Here you go:

http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps488d81b1.jpg

http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps524be277.jpg

Thanks, they do look mega. A trip to the dealers might be in order!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 09 August 2014, 23:55
They do look awesome tbh! :cool:

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps488d81b1.jpg)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps524be277.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 10 August 2014, 01:28
I have installed door sill trim films on my GTD. It looks very good and i am very satisfied :smiley:

(http://shrani.si/t/47/Zz/14btCZAI/20140809123029.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?47/Zz/14btCZAI/20140809123029.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/1I/el/1RQ39pTF/20140809123043.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?1I/el/1RQ39pTF/20140809123043.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/1I/Fr/4TOMTpVW/20140809123059.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?1I/Fr/4TOMTpVW/20140809123059.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/1E/Pj/2eCOUw4O/20140809123130.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?1E/Pj/2eCOUw4O/20140809123130.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/45/cg/4H2iKI0K/20140809123133.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?45/cg/4H2iKI0K/20140809123133.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/W/4G/17ABhyfd/20140809123202.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?W/4G/17ABhyfd/20140809123202.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/2G/oS/4TKfO00A/20140809123453.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?2G/oS/4TKfO00A/20140809123453.jpg)

(http://shrani.si/t/C/bD/3BLHzUgW/20140809123533.jpg) (http://shrani.si/?C/bD/3BLHzUgW/20140809123533.jpg)

Where did you purchase these from I'm considering getting a set and are they easy to fit
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 10 August 2014, 07:38

Where did you purchase these from I'm considering getting a set and are they easy to fit

You can purchase them here http://shop.ahw-shop.de/einstiegsleisten-schutzfolie-schwarz/silber-golf-7-vii-original-vw-zubehoer?c=2710 and installing them is not a problem so just go for them :wink:

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: 5552north on 10 August 2014, 09:15
Disconnected the sound actuator.  What a difference!  I was never a fan and now I can have everything in sport without the pseudo sound.  Result.

Grateful for your advice on this, I tried to do disconnect the actuator yesterday but couldn't move the plug, not very easy when I couldn't really see what I was doing because of the poor access, but didn't want to put too much pressure on the plug when I was trying to pull it down.  I moved the little locking tab on it but couldn't get it to move and just ended up skinning the top of my hand in the process!

Maybe I'll just wait until its service next month and ask the dealer to turn it off with VCDS.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 10 August 2014, 12:26
Thanks for fixing my pics James - am so useless with the Internet  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 10 August 2014, 18:02

Where did you purchase these from I'm considering getting a set and are they easy to fit

You can purchase them here http://shop.ahw-shop.de/einstiegsleisten-schutzfolie-schwarz/silber-golf-7-vii-original-vw-zubehoer?c=2710 and installing them is not a problem so just go for them :wink:

Thanks mate. Also I'm on my phone so. Can't translate the page but is that the cost for a five door or just the fronts.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mihaelo1 on 10 August 2014, 19:10

Thanks mate. Also I'm on my phone so. Can't translate the page but is that the cost for a five door or just the fronts.

On the right side on this page you can see the price for 2 door option and above price in square you can choose 4 door option and the price is the same.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Misterp on 10 August 2014, 19:16

Thanks mate. Also I'm on my phone so. Can't translate the page but is that the cost for a five door or just the fronts.

On the right side on this page you can see the price for 2 door option and above price in square you can choose 4 door option and the price is the same.

Thanks I'll order from a desktop
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Jimble on 11 August 2014, 18:28
Thanks for fixing my pics James - am so useless with the Internet  :grin:

Your welcome, must admit i'm surprised how good they look against the TR. :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monsta on 11 August 2014, 22:36
Fitted some Bosch Aero Twins after it rained properly for the first time over the weekend and I realised how crap the wipers really were!

They are amazing compared to the crap OEM ones.  Why VW don't fit something decent from the factory I'll never know!
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 12 August 2014, 09:14
Fitted some Bosch Aero Twins after it rained properly for the first time over the weekend and I realised how crap the wipers really were!

They are amazing compared to the crap OEM ones.  Why VW don't fit something decent from the factory I'll never know!

Last 4 VWs i've had crap wipers, the Aerotwins are the best i've tried.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: matchboy on 12 August 2014, 10:15
Thanks for fixing my pics James - am so useless with the Internet  :grin:

Your welcome, must admit i'm surprised how good they look against the TR. :cool:

Thanks  :smiley: Yes, me too!  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 13 August 2014, 14:00
Been to DTUK to get the sticker put on the new box (Trevor) and get my maps altered (I was trying out some experimental ones before Andrew put the new boxes out to the general public).
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: JellyB on 16 August 2014, 22:08
Had 1st longlife service done today (18k miles). And all is well  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: wigit on 18 August 2014, 22:21
(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/RUR/20c5221c-735d-4a7f-8da8-a6deb67e44fb_zpsb0264119.jpg)

Put the lightweights on for a bit of playtime over the next two weekends
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 18 August 2014, 23:34
Genuine VW led glovebox light:

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/ECFA5343-04CA-4D88-A5C6-79C1953B6E4D_zpsljlq26te.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/A2626AB3-B88D-4611-9542-C5273B346F43_zpsd2wdfm3k.jpg)

Genuine VW vanity mirror led light (led light fitted):

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/F1E87BA0-F1BD-40F9-A656-2A36B6BB92F0_zpsh5isiojj.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/5B34DE60-6253-483F-B918-00E54557ECEA_zpsltdeocgz.jpg)

Genuine Audi jacking points:

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/83D8BA17-EE57-4767-AC0C-7A69DF282EEF_zpsfehfxq1l.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/457771A1-45A3-4A5F-8E54-1CAFF6C32D78_zpsfqrfwthe.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/37927BB5-0BCA-4200-9E5C-152273F50E66_zpsdbilvpov.jpg)

Genuine led rear footwell lights:

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/15228BD4-5BFF-490A-A7DD-C1AC1B0CBE8A_zpshhtfo91f.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/9A67F606-71D0-4190-89A2-6692EF5A8B25_zpsynh3wdtv.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/kevinm_photobucket/Mk7/46911E90-709A-4CFF-9130-0E812118E6BD_zpsfuepjdzr.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: silver38 on 19 August 2014, 01:07
Kevin

What's the part numbers for the jacking points, or have I missed them?

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 19 August 2014, 07:44
What's the part numbers for all of the above please.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: monkeyhanger on 19 August 2014, 09:46
Doing nowt in my car for the next 2 weeks - not allowed to drive it (on medical advice, following surgery). I have a left hand like Hellboy right now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 19 August 2014, 10:18
Kevin

What's the part numbers for the jacking points, or have I missed them?

Thanks

I've posted the pn's in the build thread to keep it all together. To my knowledge this is the first mk7 with the jacking points. I found the part numbers in etka.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=269686.0

Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 19 August 2014, 17:25
I can't update my etka anymore so it's effectively buggered. Anyone know best place to get it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 19 August 2014, 17:50
I can't update my etka anymore so it's effectively buggered. Anyone know best place to get it?

Are you stuck at update 1000? Which etka are you using?
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 20 August 2014, 07:55
I've got 7.4 and I'm on 1006. Found a free online version but it's not as good as the proper version, better than nothing though.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 20 August 2014, 08:38
I've got 7.4 and I'm on 1006. Found a free online version but it's not as good as the proper version, better than nothing though.

Roll back the date on your laptop before you open etka. This will trick the program into thinking it's up to date and will open for you.
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 20 August 2014, 20:10
Do you change it on the etka settings or actually on the computer settings? Sorry if that's a thick question
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: kevinm on 20 August 2014, 21:47
Do you change it on the etka settings or actually on the computer settings? Sorry if that's a thick question

Just the main clock on the pc. There's no such thing as a thick question, just a thick answer  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: mcmaddy on 21 August 2014, 07:31
Cheers Kevin
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Exonian on 24 August 2014, 23:01
admired its brown paintwork, trim and glass.
Oh the joys of living on a building site…  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Aidey on 29 August 2014, 12:22
got really downhearted when i saw a few light scratches on the alloys.... :sick:
seems to be in the top coat maybe done by a chipping or twig on the road ...
Title: Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
Post by: Freakodeluxe on 31 August 2014, 20:43
Just picked up my 4 month old ex demo GTI yesterday, drove it back to Aberdeen from Birmingham trying not to get any more points.
Washed her today, will do a full detail when I get the time. I've also noted some light scratches on one of the alloys, a bit of polish improved things but might get it touched up as I'm anal about my rims. Sweet motor though, a lot quicker than I thought sh