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Golf mk7 / Re: 6 month old GTI 7.5 Cracked Windscreen
« Last post by O2Doc on Today at 20:47 »
As expected, they claimed it was a stone chip.

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

On warranty claims in general, I’ve read on one VW forum (sorry, can’t remember which one) that VW seem to be taking a much firmer line. Warranty claims for white worm corrosion on diamond cut alloys used to just involve the dealer taking photos of the defect and (presumably) sending them to VW to authorise a new replacement. Apparently, the dealer now also takes paint/powder coat/ lacquer thickness readings on the wheels as well as taking photos - assume this is so VW can initially deny the warranty claim if they feel a wheel has been refurbished, even if it hasn’t.

I guess with Dieselgate they have had to spend their money elsewhere covering up the cheating they have been up to  :grin:
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General discussion / Esp fault
« Last post by Superscraf on Today at 19:31 »
Anyone had esp light on fault ? Mk6 golf gti 59 plate, reading fault code 00150 ,plausable break boost system, car drive as normal no issues with breaking or anything else
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Similar to mine, with different wheels...


Similar to mine too, again with different wheels...  :laugh:



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TDI / Re: 23W6 Field Measure/Recall
« Last post by mcmaddy on Today at 18:36 »
Many other manufacturers have also been misleading owners with false emissions data so it isn't just VW. You can't seriously think that an American V8 is cleaner than a VW diesel can you??
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Golf mk7 / Re: Beware Front end TWOC (pic heavy)
« Last post by Gulfstream11 on Today at 17:02 »
Mentioned it earlier in this thread, only four bolts hold it on. Then carefully unclip as you go around the bumper. Quick and easy.
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TDI / Re: 23W6 Field Measure/Recall
« Last post by JHWP on Today at 15:55 »
The VW update was voluntary not compulsory so not sure why you felt it necessary to have anything done.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mk7 GTD MY17

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

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





Similar to mine, with different wheels...




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