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Golf mk7 / Re: New MK7.5 GTi Ordered!
« Last post by O2Doc on Today at 03:19 »
If it’s so difficult to apply that a even a pro detailer can’t manage it (granted, skill may differ) then begs the question as to the value of the product to the end user.  :grin:

Well having put it on 3 cars (BMW, Audi - glorified VW and Merc) let me tell you it is incredible stuff. Not needing to use your wipers above 40 mph and guaranteed lasting power of 30k miles...is not to be sniffed at. It would be a great shame if i doesn't work on this car. Having said that there are enough posts out there of people with Golfs saying it works fine to reassure me that it will be fine  :smiley:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Low Coolant Temperature and Low Oil Temperature
« Last post by GloriaGTI on 18 January 2018, 23:29 »
Booked in to stealer for Wednesday. Car will now have to be towed there. Check engine light on. Cabin heat not working. Coolant temp at zero constantly. Oil temp not even registering anything. Stop start fail. Nursed it home from work today. Hope I didn’t do any damage.

Wow, what happened?! Sorry to hear that. You must be seething.  :sad:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Low Coolant Temperature and Low Oil Temperature
« Last post by Carbon VW on 18 January 2018, 22:42 »
Booked in to stealer for Wednesday. Car will now have to be towed there. Check engine light on. Cabin heat not working. Coolant temp at zero constantly. Oil temp not even registering anything. Stop start fail. Nursed it home from work today. Hope I didn’t do any damage.
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Golf mk7 / Re: New MK7.5 GTi Ordered!
« Last post by Booth11 on 18 January 2018, 22:38 »
If it’s so difficult to apply that a even a pro detailer can’t manage it (granted, skill may differ) then begs the question as to the value of the product to the end user.  :grin:
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Golf mk7 / Re: MK7.5 Stop/Start System
« Last post by Vwjap on 18 January 2018, 22:34 »
Depends, you need a android, the dongle, software is free unless you go pro, but if you want to use the apps you have to buy credits
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Golf mk7 / Re: MK7.5 Stop/Start System
« Last post by Booth11 on 18 January 2018, 22:34 »
Obdeleven long coding:

Disable stop/start
 
1) Select Control unit 19
2) Select Adaptation
3) Select Stop start limit voltage
4) Change value to 12 (default is 7.6)
5) Press the green tick to confirm

On some earlier cars the above method doesn’t work.  For these, there is another method where you change the coolant temp to something it will never achieve.

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Golf mk7 / Re: MK7.5 Stop/Start System
« Last post by deltarikk on 18 January 2018, 22:02 »
At first I thought this was an awesome feature and hopefully save me some fuel. However the more I use the car the more this aggravates me.

My issue is it sometimes kicks in before I've even come to a complete stop. This then locks the steering wheel too. There are times where I'm about to come to a stop and then the traffic light would change to green or the car in front would move, so I don't actually need to stop but it would switch the engine off.

Obviously it can be deactivated but would like to know if anyone else has this issue?

Im relatively new (since last May) Golf CS owner DSG box and I try to remember to deactivate it every time I jump in now, dont like it at all, cut out on me couple of occasions approaching/crawling to roundabout and having a chance to go......err damn!?! Worked better in previous M235 and also in wifes Cooper S imho

I've seen a few obdeleven references on the forum and might investigate, doesn't seem too much to outlay if its easy switching it off on the app?
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Golf mk7 / Re: New MK7.5 GTi Ordered!
« Last post by O2Doc on 18 January 2018, 21:52 »
Err sorry but they are feeding you bulls4it. The guy from gtechnic who my detailer spoke to said it was a common issue on mk7 golfs and that they were aware of. They won't readily admit that in a random email and naturally will blame someone else. At the end of the day it's irrelevant anyway as it's your car and you'll do whatever you want to protect it. 👍

I’ll give it a go my way and see if it works. Your right they aren’t going to turn around and say it doesn’t work on Golfs. Equally your detailer (dare I say it) may not have the skills required to get the product to work  :wink:
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Golf mk7 / Re: VW Driver Mag - Project GTI winter tyres
« Last post by deltarikk on 18 January 2018, 21:33 »
Interesting post cheers DA  :wink: its been big topic of conversation where I work and whether (from a company car user driving Insignia perspective) we are allowed to get them fitted on our lease motorway munchers. I think I'll investigate costs for a set of alloys with winter tyres for my CS, from a quick look Contis TS tyres perform well...cheers
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Detailing / Re: Snow foam recommendation
« Last post by hepton on 18 January 2018, 21:33 »
Top two ime are:

ValetPro Advanced Neutral.  1L or 5L

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/foam-pre-wash/valet-pro-advanced-neutral-snow-foam/prod_1087.html

and

Bilt Hamber Autofoam 5L

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=1165

Imo,VP just edges it performance wise but BH is excellent and great vfm.

As an alternative, VP Citrus Pre Wash has superb cleansing.  I use it in addition to and after snow foam (particularly in winter), but it can be used instead of, and applied via a snow foam lance or a pump sprayer.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=728

With the snow foam:  Aim for a snow foam coating that is thick enough to cling for a few mins but thin enough to run off taking dirt with it.  Don’t aim for one that sticks like glue, because that’s all it will do. And a shaving foam consistency is not what you want either as this sits there doing not much other than softening the dirt, you want it to do that but then to run off the car.

VP Advanced at a ratio of 1:8 or 1:9 for maintenance washes as this is sufficient to cleanse without adversely affecting protection.
 
This is what I aim for with VP.



I think you are very restricted as to what you can do with a Karcher snow foam lance.  Invest in a proper snow foam lance that gives you full control.  These two are the best, both made by company PA.

https://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index.php/autobrite-heavy-duty-foam-snow-foam-lance-magifoam-500ml.html

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/foam-pre-wash/snow-foam-lance-various-fittings/prod_371.html

This stuff any good Rebecca ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Autobrite-Heavy-Duty-PA-Snow-Foam-Lance-Magifoam-500ml-KARCHER-CONNECTOR-GIFT/262687157703?epid=2123794498&hash=item3d295fedc7:g:X2gAAOSwHYpaNSxO
The lance is good , the magifoam is too thick . when i used to use it ,i would put my window down couple of days after washing car then when i put it up ,id have stains all over the glass as it collects in bottom of doors very annoying :cry:
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