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Golf mk7 / Re: Door Welcome projector Holograms help?
« Last post by monsta on Today at 15:27 »
Seeing as you have the wires already I think you should be OK taking the door card off and then wiring into the 32pin connector instead of making a harness.  Let us know how you get on, I have a set of VW logo ones in the garage still waiting to be fitted.
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Golf mk7 / Re: 2018 GTI Performance DSG Farts & Maintenance
« Last post by Watts on Today at 15:05 »
I despise the stupid so called 'fart' noise and always assume the driver of such a vehicle must be a complete tool :whistle:
Sorry for the mini rant, but that particular noise, along with motorbikes, ruins the peace and quiet where I live.
There is no need for it and it pisses me off :angry:


And...breathe :smiley:

No strong feelings one way or the other on the subject for you then?  :grin:


Although I am childish and do like the pops and crackles on the overrun of certain cars (there’s an orange Porsche that lives near me that always makes me smile when it drives past sounding like a mini firework display) DSG farts seem to have become the whooshy dump valve noise replacement for the lad about town.

I'm not too keen on the "farts" either although perhaps wouldn't have gone quite so far in expressing it :laugh: But like Exonian I do like a bit of character in my engines. My old Alfa Sprint with it's two twin choke Dellortos sounded good and raspy, great for the driver but discreet enough not to draw attention.
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You're supposed to put the space saver on the rear not the front.
"Not a lot of people know that " :wink: Michael Caine
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Golf mk7 / Re: 2018 GTI Performance DSG Farts & Maintenance
« Last post by Exonian on Today at 13:35 »
I despise the stupid so called 'fart' noise and always assume the driver of such a vehicle must be a complete tool :whistle:
Sorry for the mini rant, but that particular noise, along with motorbikes, ruins the peace and quiet where I live.
There is no need for it and it pisses me off :angry:


And...breathe :smiley:

No strong feelings one way or the other on the subject for you then?  :grin:


Although I am childish and do like the pops and crackles on the overrun of certain cars (there’s an orange Porsche that lives near me that always makes me smile when it drives past sounding like a mini firework display) DSG farts seem to have become the whooshy dump valve noise replacement for the lad about town.
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by Guzzle on Today at 12:39 »
Nice  :cool:

Looking forward to seeing the end result   
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by monsta on Today at 10:53 »
Finally fitted my painted black gloss performance pack badge.  I've been meaning to do this for a while (my car whilst being a performance pack was too early to get the red badges) and picked on up on ebay recently.  Painted with Plastikote super gloss spray paint.

Next job is to get a badge skin to bring the red centres back  :smiley:

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Golf mk7 / Re: MK7 GTI Timing Chain/Belt
« Last post by SRGTD on 18 August 2018, 22:15 »
Another one of the many reasons I love the mk7 GTI and the EA888

VW engines with timing chains don’t have a good history of being problem free. The problem doesn’t seem to be so much the actual timing chain; the weak link (no pun intended) has been the timing chain tensioner, although chains can stretch over time and may eventually need replacing at some point later in a car’s life.

On the mk6 Golf GTI which had the EA888 engine, there were a number of instances of timing chain tensioner failure, resulting in costly engine damage - in many cases resulting in the replacement of the engine and owners being faced with very expensive repair bills. There’s a 65 page ‘sticky’ at the top of the mk6 board in this forum. The tensioner went through 3 redesigns during the life of the mk6 Golf.

I can’t recall any instances of timing chain tensioner failure on the mk7 GTI being experienced and reported by forum members, so hopefully the design of timing chain tensioner on the current generation EA888 engine used in the GTI is now robust and reliable.
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Golf mk7 / Door Welcome projector Holograms help?
« Last post by JasonGTD on 18 August 2018, 21:26 »
Wondering if anyone has fitted these? I ordered some off eBay and they arrived today, they fit into where the door reflector sits. The hologram projectors/reflectors come with the required wiring but pulling out one of my reflectors today I  discovered that there was nowhere to plug them into, I'm assuming the door card needs to come off ?

Where do they plug into, has anyone fitted these before?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GTD-Led-Lights-Door-Projector-Logo-Emblem-HD-For-VW-Golf-5-6-7-GTI-JETTA-MK5-6-7/282831403731?hash=item41da10bad3:g:9dkAAOSwfphaczd~
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Golf mk7 / Re: MK7 GTI Timing Chain/Belt
« Last post by Guzzle on 18 August 2018, 20:41 »
Cambelts should be changed every 5 years for Mk7's, but mileage will vary. It's suggested you can do upto 120k, but i'm not sure i'd be wanting to risk that on what is a perishable item, especially if you're the sort of driver that likes to wring its neck.

If you stick to the servicing regime they should be telling you at service time if there are signs of wear, as the cambelt is on of the list of items they're supposed to inspect.

https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/need-help/owners/cambelt-change
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