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Title: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 11 January 2013, 16:12
As the title of the thread really...

I'll starts off with a very mundane "washed it". I've had too many meetings this week for me to arrange them when my wife dosn't need to go anywhere, so rather than been able to share the old Passat, we've had to use the Golf, hence it getting dirty. Still, it's all washed and dried now, tucked up nice and cosy in the garage.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 11 January 2013, 16:43
Nout really, just gave it a little drink and if the good weather holds up will be washing her over weekend...
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 11 January 2013, 17:11
Washed mine too! We'll use the cab now all weekend.
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Post by: Neil gti on 11 January 2013, 18:01
Bonnet and bumper off to sort out the crack and stone chips to the front end  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 11 January 2013, 18:49
scratched my head over BBKs that will fit under a Watkins Glen alloy without spacers or Bells seems VWR may be the only option
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 11 January 2013, 19:16
Topped up oil and coolant and stared in despair at the disgusting state of my dirty car  :cry:.  Wash day on Monday  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 11 January 2013, 19:57
Rung its neck :evil:
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Post by: Hurdy on 11 January 2013, 20:19
Took it to be assessed for this... :cry:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/IMAG0481_BURST001.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 11 January 2013, 20:33
Took it to be assessed for this... :cry:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/IMAG0481_BURST001.jpg)

On no, that's gutting! Don't suppose you saw the t*ssers that did it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 11 January 2013, 21:13
Gutted for you, jealous muppets :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 11 January 2013, 21:18
Looks nastier every time I look at it(in other thread) :angry:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 11 January 2013, 21:25
That's a bloody nightmare. Gutted for you. Seems like these cars attract this sort of thing.

What are they quoting to fix it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 11 January 2013, 23:16
Drove it 170 miles! :cool:



Thats disgusting John! Makes me sick the jealous tossers!! :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 12 January 2013, 13:33
I bet you'd have liked to have caught them in the act John  :angry:

Today, the OCD demons made me take my rear wheels off to remove the left over stickyness from the old set of balance weights after having new tyres a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 13 January 2013, 09:10
I absolutely must check my oil and coolant levels. Haven't done so for over a month. I haven't had to top up my screen wash once since I bought the car on 26th sept 2012 either. Reservoir must be the size of a small ocean!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 13 January 2013, 10:38
Pumped tyres up.

 :kiss:
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Post by: candywhite12 on 13 January 2013, 11:48
visual contact suffices for today.  wet outside, so in no mood to take it for a ride as I just spent 4 hours washing and cleaning it yesterday  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 19 January 2013, 17:28
Looked at it and smiled as I opened the garage door, then got in Passat that is already covered in salt at crap and went out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 20 January 2013, 10:04
Yesterday: Drove it 50 miles to visit father in hospital, drove it home again. 31mpg average for those of you who care!
Today: We're both hibernating.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 20 January 2013, 15:09
Drove it to the Gym and back.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Tinkertaylor on 20 January 2013, 16:19
Bought a bulb to replace the one out for the rear plate, only to have the old one pop back on as I touched the housing. Must have been loose, I'll keep an eye on it... :huh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Edi35 on 20 January 2013, 23:06
Today I have mostly been driving sideways in the snow  :laugh: roads were empty today with enough snow to have fun even at 20 mph
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 21 January 2013, 08:20
Cleared the sow off it and scraped windows for my wife to go to work....one in the bank for later   :kiss:
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 21 January 2013, 08:58
Inspected the door after a work colleague told me he'd hit it on the car park - knob! Doesn't look like there's any damage but won't know until I clean it!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 21 January 2013, 09:22
Inspected the door after a work colleague told me he'd hit it on the car park - knob! Doesn't look like there's any damage but won't know until I clean it!

Oh dear, well at least he had the decency to tell you...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 21 January 2013, 09:53
Yeah he looked very worried, he told me from the other side of bullet proof glass to be on the safe side!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 21 January 2013, 10:01
Yeah he looked very worried, he told me from the other side of bullet proof glass to be on the safe side!

You must have a fearsome reputation  :grin:

My colleague did the same to someone's car last week but she also did the honourable thing and owned up -  more than can be said to the last person that rammed their door into mine.  It happens so frequently where I work, - now I park at the farthest part of the car park, where no one else can be bothered to walk to.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 21 January 2013, 11:10
Cleared the sow off it and scraped windows for my wife to go to work....one in the bank for later   :kiss:

You won't be cashing that cheque calling her names like that.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 21 January 2013, 11:59
I bought mine some new shoes!  Well, second hand ones really, but I'll make them look new!  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 21 January 2013, 14:36
Yeah he looked very worried, he told me from the other side of bullet proof glass to be on the safe side!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 21 January 2013, 14:37
I bought mine some new shoes!  Well, second hand ones really, but I'll make them look new!  :)

Any pics? Or is it a case of posting when they've had some TLC...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 21 January 2013, 14:49
I bought mine some new shoes!  Well, second hand ones really, but I'll make them look new!  :)

Any pics? Or is it a case of posting when they've had some TLC...
I'll post some when I've given them a good seeing to and actually put them on the car!  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ess_Three on 21 January 2013, 15:56
I checked mine was still in the garage. It is.
Oh, and it's clean.

Unlike the old Mk3 Anniversary which is parked next to it, covered in sawdust and with a Mk5 GTI rear bumper 'parked' on it's roof.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 21 January 2013, 16:01
Cleared the sow off it and scraped windows for my wife to go to work....one in the bank for later   :kiss:

You won't be cashing that cheque calling her names like that.


Shhhh ffs....bloody ipad  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 21 January 2013, 22:46
Walked up to it and smiled then got in the passenger seat of the Aygo...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: sustanon400 on 22 January 2013, 17:41
Had a Bluefin stage 1 map put on my "R" , car goes really well now  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 27 January 2013, 19:58
fitted these today and rain-x'd the glass

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file-51.jpg)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file-52.jpg)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file-53.jpg)

car was washed before i put it away and it hasnt moved since but it was a little windy today and rained for literally a few seconds so car is full of water marks and specs of dirt now. bloody annoying!  :angry:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 27 January 2013, 20:34
^^^nice little touch Ken... :cool:
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Post by: mkviken on 27 January 2013, 21:08
thanks. £26 on ebay so took a punt on them. they look pretty good but doubt they offer much protection
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 27 January 2013, 21:40
I washed my beast and cleaned the inside glass.
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Post by: wigit on 28 January 2013, 14:43
Drove it for the first time in 4 weeks as a treat as was going to work a tad later so avoided the jams of out London, goes well still and likes a drink of super lol
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Post by: Booth11 on 28 January 2013, 23:03
Kerbed a wheel  :cry:
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 29 January 2013, 06:17
Kerbed a wheel  :cry:

Ouch!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 29 January 2013, 14:34
Kerbed a wheel  :cry:

Ouch!

Yeah - pointless high kerbs on narrow country lanes, big lorries, no passing places - do not a good combination make!   :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 29 January 2013, 15:51
Left the side-lights on all day and returned to a rather flat battery and some odd results when I finally got it bump started.

1)  Kept getting "ESP Fault" when I was trying to get it started, but went away once on the go.
2)  Indicator "clicker" in the car going at double-speed, though the wing-mirror indocator lights seemed fine.
3)  Bulb warning light on the dash.

All back to normal, (I hope), once I'd driven it around for half an hour to get more juice into the battery.

Oops.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Cliff_944 on 29 January 2013, 21:19
Got the first service done.  Drove around in a rubbish 1.4 Polo.  You need to drive another car to realise how good the golf is.  They also changed front fogs which had water in them... :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 29 January 2013, 21:31
as my car wont be going anywhere until the roads clean up a bit i might de-tar and iron-x it tomorrow then polish, glaze and wax it

will see what the weather is doing first
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 29 January 2013, 22:36
Took me bro to buy a MK4 GT TDI...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 30 January 2013, 14:28
put my coat in the washing machine and forgot i left car key, house keys and a pen in my pocket  :cry:



car key still worked fine and smells great and the pen didnt leak and wreck my coat! :evil: so VW do build some things right!
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Post by: Robocop on 30 January 2013, 15:43
After nearly a year, I finally got around to going through VCDS and sorting out some of the tweaks suggested on this forum.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 30 January 2013, 16:36
put my coat in the washing machine and forgot i left car key, house keys and a pen in my pocket  :cry:



car key still worked fine and smells great and the pen didnt leak and wreck my coat! :evil: so VW do build some things right!

I've done that - mine still worked too - phew!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 30 January 2013, 18:14
Booked car in for next thursday for a full paint correction detail and a GTechnic C1 Crystal lacquer coating,
Just to finish it off from the respray last week to get rid of the stonechips etc, Leaves a really glossy finish and Deep Shine Detailing who is doing it always takes plenty of pics, so will post up when complete  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 30 January 2013, 23:36
Booked car in for next thursday for a full paint correction detail and a GTechnic C1 Crystal lacquer coating,
Just to finish it off from the respray last week to get rid of the stonechips etc, Leaves a really glossy finish and Deep Shine Detailing who is doing it always takes plenty of pics, so will post up when complete  :smiley:


Awesome!!!! :cool:

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Post by: mkviken on 31 January 2013, 08:30
looking forward to seeing the results.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: DubaiGTI on 31 January 2013, 08:38
Kicked the damn thing.

Driving and all of a sudden, Engine Malfunction light comes on with the message - Take to Workshop immediately.  Car lost all power and is now on the side of a road awaiting vehicle recovery.

Bought the car new in 2011 and its broken down 5 times.  Fuel pump issues and now this.

Not happy.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 31 January 2013, 17:50
Kicked the damn thing.

Driving and all of a sudden, Engine Malfunction light comes on with the message - Take to Workshop immediately.  Car lost all power and is now on the side of a road awaiting vehicle recovery.

Bought the car new in 2011 and its broken down 5 times.  Fuel pump issues and now this.

Not happy.

Damn!!! Keep us updated...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 31 January 2013, 19:02
Booked my ED35 in for a windscreen change after a grittier lorry decided to spray the front of my car with rocks.... :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 01 February 2013, 06:21
Booked my ED35 in for a windscreen change after a grittier lorry decided to spray the front of my car with rocks.... :angry:

Hate gritter lorries  :angry:

I am on my 3rd windscreen now in the GTi, they are made out of butter or i am just unlucky  :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 01 February 2013, 08:46
no thyre crap

my car has 9000 something miles, has 1 small stone chip on the bumper and 2 on the bonnet so not bad at all but the screen is absolutely peppered.

i always make a point of keeping well back off the car in front, especially this time of year.

i actually got one chip on the windsceen while parked up! a car drove by and flicked a stone up and caught my windscreen and chipped it.

our altea is a disgrace too - the bonnet has barely got a stone chip but the screen is covered in them. must be a VAG thing
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Post by: Snooze on 01 February 2013, 10:41
Finally got my touch up paint after ordering it 5 weeks ago and 3 trips to the stealers!  F**cking retards sold the first lot I ordered  :angry:
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Post by: candywhite12 on 01 February 2013, 11:43
nearly killed a cat who was walking on top of the car...  :evil: what i've done to my mk6 today is save its white ass from the cat scratching its paint
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Post by: Snoopy on 01 February 2013, 12:06
no thyre crap

my car has 9000 something miles, has 1 small stone chip on the bumper and 2 on the bonnet so not bad at all but the screen is absolutely peppered.

i always make a point of keeping well back off the car in front, especially this time of year.

i actually got one chip on the windsceen while parked up! a car drove by and flicked a stone up and caught my windscreen and chipped it.

our altea is a disgrace too - the bonnet has barely got a stone chip but the screen is covered in them. must be a VAG thing
MINI suffer it too, mate at works had 3 of them now, all have suffered badly.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 03 February 2013, 06:34
Does yesterday count as I want to give the old girl a rest today?

Did 11 hour night shift on Friday, went to bed for a couple of hours, got up, showered and had some pizza.
Drove it to Cornwall to visit my dad in hospital, decided that whilst I was there I'd drive it to the bottom of Cornwall, had a meal, turned around and drove home again. 240 miles, 29 mpg on the computer, about £50 on fuel went in when I got back.
Went home, had a Guinness and went to bed. Slept about three hours and woke up needing a piss. Been sat on the internet ever since!!
Rock 'n' Roll baby.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 03 February 2013, 09:59
The joys of night shift

I find myself walking the dog at 3am when I'm trying to turn round! Horrendous




I de-tard, iron-x'd, washed, polished, glazed and waxed it and re sealed the wheels again and flege stift'd the door and window rubbers and sealed the glass

Looking damn fine. Don't want to get it dirty now. The roads are a mess round here.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 03 February 2013, 11:09
Ok, can update now.
Lifted garage door with a view to cleaning the thing.
Looked at it.  :kiss:
Closed garage door again and came back inside.
 
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Post by: Booth11 on 03 February 2013, 11:27
Ok, can update now.
Lifted garage door with a view to cleaning the thing.
Looked at it.  :kiss:
Closed garage door again and came back inside.
 

Ha!  Suspect I may be doing the very same thing tommorow  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 03 February 2013, 11:43
Just finished full detail inc a wax. Found a nice scrape along drivers side side skirt - wounded! Paint gone down to plastic!
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Post by: Ed35 chunk on 03 February 2013, 12:09
Sat looking at car thro window hopeing it doesn't need a new engine and that it's a straight forward warranty claim this time
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Post by: dubber36 on 03 February 2013, 13:21
Ok, can update now.
Lifted garage door with a view to cleaning the thing.
Looked at it.  :kiss:
Closed garage door again and came back inside.

Mine went along the lines of,
Opened the garage door from the house with a view to checking the condition of the battery.
Looked at it.  :kiss:
Closed the garage door and came back inside with a bottle of beer in hand.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: DubaiGTI on 03 February 2013, 14:47
Kicked the damn thing.

Driving and all of a sudden, Engine Malfunction light comes on with the message - Take to Workshop immediately.  Car lost all power and is now on the side of a road awaiting vehicle recovery.

Bought the car new in 2011 and its broken down 5 times.  Fuel pump issues and now this.

Not happy.

Hi folks, an update.

Stealers have just called.  Asked me if the car had been modified.  The car has a Revo stage 1 remap and basic ITG air filter.  Although I didn't admit to it.  Got away last time they questioned me. That was the time they replaced the faulty ignition coil.  The GTI also had fuel pump failures on two occasions. The first time prior to any remap.   

He said it's likely the fuel and air mixture is too high for the Turbo??

Does this make sense?  Has anyone else had these issues with a stage 1 remap?

Advice appreciated.

Thank you.


Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 04 February 2013, 21:48
Got a new windscreen fitted today....got to say that auto glass fitters do the job, no messing around.. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 05 February 2013, 07:54
nearly killed a cat who was walking on top of the car...  :evil: what i've done to my mk6 today is save its white ass from the cat scratching its paint

Our cat spends half it's time on our cars, not a lot we can do about it really.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 February 2013, 13:14
nothing much but drove it and hit 4k mileage today. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 05 February 2013, 18:14
Left in my flat car park today, mate picked me up to go to Site meetings down in Horley & Horsham.  She's absolutely filthy as not had a chance to wash her since before the snow. Looking very neglected!  :sad:
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Post by: Sean465 on 07 February 2013, 18:29

Today was Decal day...

"GTI" decals on each caliper, small red "GTI" decal on each gloss door pillar, small red "GTI" decal on interior trim above glove box, Carbon inserts for the rear VW badge, piston heads sticker and GolfGTI forum sticker for the rear window...

Sounds tacky but happy with the results

pics to follow
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 09 February 2013, 16:29
Washed and cleaned the ED35 and fitted a couple of decals...Not to everyones taste..
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd501/pmur01/IMG_1191_zps17835827.jpg)
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd501/pmur01/IMG_1187_zpsacaafa4f.jpg)
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd501/pmur01/IMG_1185_zps67ae79c2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 09 February 2013, 17:00
quite like them murray, would be ideal for something i've got planned
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Post by: Ed35 chunk on 09 February 2013, 17:24
Wow I luv them stickers
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 09 February 2013, 17:33
Mmmm nice n clean, lovely looking motor Murray
Liking the little decal touches  :smiley:
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Post by: Ed35 chunk on 09 February 2013, 18:49
Where u get them?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 09 February 2013, 18:58
My son designed them and he got a guy to make them up.

If you want a set, I can ask how much they would be...I got 2 small and 2 large ones..don't think they will much..
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ed35 chunk on 09 February 2013, 19:00
U shuld get a few sets made up they look good I'm sure few people with 35s be up for them
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 09 February 2013, 21:48
Got a new windscreen fitted today....got to say that auto glass fitters do the job, no messing around.. :smiley:

Autoglass are quality. Fixed a chip in my windscreen lickedy splits, no sh!t.  Excellent service. And it was free!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 09 February 2013, 23:56
Washed and cleaned the ED35 and fitted a couple of decals...Not to everyones taste..
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd501/pmur01/IMG_1191_zps17835827.jpg)
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd501/pmur01/IMG_1187_zpsacaafa4f.jpg)
(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd501/pmur01/IMG_1185_zps67ae79c2.jpg)

Looks stunning Phil... :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 10 February 2013, 07:57
Let my friend drive the car since Revo has been installed and then spent a few hours last night with him looking through the classifieds trying to find him one to buy and mod as he now wants a boosted car :grin:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ed35 chunk on 10 February 2013, 12:45
There's a mint ed35 in classifieds already stage 2  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: MBCGTI on 10 February 2013, 15:31
Fitted my nice new black front and rear badges and a new windscreen wiper.

Gave her a little clean as well but nothing major as it started raining.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 10 February 2013, 16:10
^^^Pics of the badges?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: MBCGTI on 12 February 2013, 15:13
Rear - A little dirty
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/mikeyb90/IMG_1212_zps5f9ab76d.jpg)

Front - Crap picture as on phone
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/mikeyb90/IMG_1211_zps2023230f.jpg)
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Post by: Neil gti on 12 February 2013, 16:49
Liking the black badges, where you get them from  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: MBCGTI on 12 February 2013, 16:53
Liking the black badges, where you get them from  :smiley:

Bought them off the bay, £30 which I was quite impressed with.  Just searched for them but I would imagine its a little bit of a gamble as to quality.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 12 February 2013, 17:47
Liking the black badges, where you get them from  :smiley:

Bought them off the bay, £30 which I was quite impressed with.  Just searched for them but I would imagine its a little bit of a gamble as to quality.

 :smiley: will have a mooch cheers,
Where did Hurdy get his from any ideas ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 13 February 2013, 11:37
first service with no issues, front tyres down to 3mm i 9k so must be trying, traffic chaos by dealer meant they could not get up to speed for wind noise issue

let the 2013 modifications commence
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 14 February 2013, 06:57
Fitted a Forge Intercooler and twintercooler, thought it would be rude not to fit both as i got them at a great price off another forum member :wink:  not had chance to fully test it out yet, still feels really responsive and not laggy, only time will tell when this crappy weather clears a bit,
Think i will pop into the local Revo dealer today and see if there is any updates for the stage 2 map or go stage 2+ (S2 now been on for about 2.5 years)


Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 14 February 2013, 17:44
Fitted a Forge Intercooler and twintercooler, thought it would be rude not to fit both as i got them at a great price off another forum member :wink:  not had chance to fully test it out yet, still feels really responsive and not laggy, only time will tell when this crappy weather clears a bit,
Think i will pop into the local Revo dealer today and see if there is any updates for the stage 2 map or go stage 2+ (S2 now been on for about 2.5 years)

Been to local Revo dealer today, no stage 2+ available for the mk6, 2+ is for the mk5 after fitting the HPFP which the mk6 already has fitted,
So no need for any alterations as the car will adjust itself  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 15 February 2013, 19:14
Finally cleaned my car after about 6 weeks without a wash! Finished just in time b4 it got dark, so no pics I'm afraid  :sad: Will upload some pics 2morrow if its not already dirty!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 15 February 2013, 19:32
Made the wise decision to leave it at home and not bring it down to Kent, muddy tracks and way to many pot holes on rural lanes, the 500 has been well and truly abused
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 15 February 2013, 19:50
Given mine a good cleaning today after having to use it last week, due to the Passat being out of action. It's all nicely tucked up in the garage again now.

This OCD behaviour is going to have to stop. A potential Passat replacement that's on the horizon will put an end to it. I'm going to have to use one of the cars, so may alternate them week on, week off or something.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 15 February 2013, 21:30
Washed the wheels and exhausts. At work all weekend then off for two days so she'll get a proper clean then.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 15 February 2013, 22:51
Made the wise decision to leave it at home and not bring it down to Kent, muddy tracks and way to many pot holes on rural lanes, the 500 has been well and truly abused

Tell me about it!  The state of the rural roads here is shocking.  Hit a bad pot hole yesterday and the jolt was horrifying.......my poor wheel  :sad:

Given mine a good cleaning today after having to use it last week, due to the Passat being out of action. It's all nicely tucked up in the garage again now.

This OCD behaviour is going to have to stop. A potential Passat replacement that's on the horizon will put an end to it. I'm going to have to use one of the cars, so may alternate them week on, week off or something.

Dubber36 if you want to indulge your OCD, you can come and clean my car after every trip out! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 15 February 2013, 23:59
Booth11 not that far from Canterbury as in Throwley just outside of Faversham on the Ashford Rd
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 16 February 2013, 00:11
Booth11 not that far from Canterbury as in Throwley just outside of Faversham on the Ashford Rd

Not far at all.  There's a good pub just down the road from there, The Plough at Stalisfield Green
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 16 February 2013, 15:35
Cleaned it and then driven it on nice dry roads....roll on spring and a new clutch  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 16 February 2013, 20:40
Trial fitted a Connects2 AutoDAB  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 16 February 2013, 20:43
Used it to get out and about to test the new Canon 5D mk3 I bought for my birthday.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8478640733_06e867aa1a_b.jpg)
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Post by: Exonian on 16 February 2013, 21:06
^^^^^ Superb pic  :cool:
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 16 February 2013, 21:11
^^^^^ Superb pic  :cool:

Thanks, filthy springs to mind.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 16 February 2013, 21:17
^^^^^ Superb pic  :cool:

Thanks, filthy springs to mind.

Adds to the character!  :grin:
You ought to see my GTI - Yuk!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hartside on 17 February 2013, 17:33
Today I used the wife's hand held steam cleaner to get the black soot off the chrome exhaust tips. Came off in about 20 secs effortlessly. Finished with a good coat of sealant on each one
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 17 February 2013, 17:57
Cleaned it and then driven it on nice dry roads....roll on spring and a new clutch  :whistle:

So following on from yesterday's efforts, today all wheels have been of the car and cleaned inside and out, then waxed.

Car was then de-tarred, clayed, polished and waxed and is looking fantastic, all ready for its first MOT and service next Saturday :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 17 February 2013, 18:18
I found a corner was cracked off my scuttle panel, got a new one from the stealers for £18 and fitted it, when I eventually got the wipers off  :shocked:

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/608AC663-5E80-46CA-900F-98BC8DD1858A-896-0000006F31752DFC_zps71d15e56.jpg)

Afterwards
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/6C79FEE4-0B77-4F2C-AE33-A8C79D65C35F-896-0000006F4515D8AC_zps0ce0ab12.jpg)

And cleaned my other wheels up ready to fit back on and take the winters off

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/0119AFF6-694E-4E8E-8251-869881A1396F-896-0000006F1870A820_zpscb73e5a0.jpg)

Thinking of selling the CHs that i currently have fitted with the winter wellies on  :rolleyes:
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/3DA6C7EA-C457-45FB-9A29-0F2E2496E3A0-3166-000001F3DC7734FD_zpsec64bfd9.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Cliff_944 on 17 February 2013, 18:23
Pulled this along..
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s496/Cliff_944/Camera%20Awesome%20Photos/preview_image_0_43713322x_zps3d945384.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 17 February 2013, 19:02
Cleaned it, took it for a spin, frowned at the layers of dust and crap from the road that's now coating the lower half of the body again.   :angry:

Did a little more sanding and preparing of the secondhand Monza Shadows I intend to put on the car in the Spring.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 17 February 2013, 21:08
Cleaned it, took it for a spin, frowned at the layers of dust and crap from the road that's now coating the lower half of the body again.   :angry:


I did the same with the Mk2 today. Cleaned it because it was covered in dust from being parked up since October, then too it out for a spin (to look at a potential new car) on what seemed like clean, dry roads, and it's bloody worse than when I started.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 17 February 2013, 22:48
Gave mine a good clean including a top up of sealant on the paintwork. Mind you, I cleaned Mrs Buck's first.
No driving it around today - just reversed it back into the garage.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 18 February 2013, 07:38
Drove it for the first time in 11 weeks. I am now suffering "golfball"
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: candywhite12 on 18 February 2013, 14:51
took it to dealer for bodywork, wife crashed it a couple of days ago  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 18 February 2013, 22:05
took it to dealer for bodywork, wife crashed it a couple of days ago  :cry:
Ouch.  My other half's not driven the GTD yet.  But then she thinks her Fiesta 1.6 TDCi is a little too powerful!!

Hope your wife is ok.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: candywhite12 on 20 February 2013, 06:36
took it to dealer for bodywork, wife crashed it a couple of days ago  :cry:
Ouch.  My other half's not driven the GTD yet.  But then she thinks her Fiesta 1.6 TDCi is a little too powerful!!

Hope your wife is ok.

wife's ok, kids were with her, also ok, gti not ok  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buster73 on 20 February 2013, 08:22
The first two points are the most important , the car is irrelevant , it can be fixed or replaced.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 20 February 2013, 09:13
I found a corner was cracked off my scuttle panel, got a new one from the stealers for £18 and fitted it, when I eventually got the wipers off  :shocked:

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/608AC663-5E80-46CA-900F-98BC8DD1858A-896-0000006F31752DFC_zps71d15e56.jpg)

Afterwards
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/6C79FEE4-0B77-4F2C-AE33-A8C79D65C35F-896-0000006F4515D8AC_zps0ce0ab12.jpg)

And cleaned my other wheels up ready to fit back on and take the winters off

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/0119AFF6-694E-4E8E-8251-869881A1396F-896-0000006F1870A820_zpscb73e5a0.jpg)

Thinking of selling the CHs that i currently have fitted with the winter wellies on  :rolleyes:
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/3DA6C7EA-C457-45FB-9A29-0F2E2496E3A0-3166-000001F3DC7734FD_zpsec64bfd9.jpg)



Let me know if you do choose to sell these!! :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 20 February 2013, 10:35
I am selling these mate with or without tyres, just need to get them off the car and give them a clean up and maybe take the tyres if need be ?
Ohh and sort a price out  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rhyso on 20 February 2013, 11:06
Mmm CH's  :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 20 February 2013, 13:26
You will have to PM me with a price without tyres :) thing they would look the business on my black gti
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 20 February 2013, 16:11
Washed and wax'd it again and also topped up the protection on the wheels...my dad offered to help wax her so it took me half the time, was a bit sceptical about letting him at first but he actually did a great job, I haven't driven it since so it's still gleaming!!! :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 21 February 2013, 14:19
Finally cleaned it after 6 weeks - snow foamed, washed, waxed, wheels sealed and interior done.  Its lovely shininess will be short lived as got to take it out now onto those dirty roads  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 23 February 2013, 11:29
Just bought a new drivers side wing mirror glass thanks to some kindly female in a car park hitting my mirror (despite the fact I'd parked as far away from everyone else as humanly possible).
£45 later and now going to have to stand out in the freezing cold and fix the sodding thing. Grrrrrrr Grrrrrrr Grrrrrr  :angry:

And no, she didn't hang around to report the incident. And no, no CCTV. Grrrrrrr.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 23 February 2013, 17:11
That's crap, makes me angry :rolleyes:

I have had first MOT and service by Alex from AKS Tuning in Bedford, sacked off the main dealer for someone who is working on the car using experience and common sense rather than following a manual.

Lined car up for quite a list at its next few visits...

Helix Organic Clutch
S3 short shifter
Bilstein B8 Shocks
H&R Front & Rear ARB's
Superpro ALK
Uprated lower subframe & dog bone mount bushes.

 :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 01 March 2013, 18:10
picked the car up from Revo who fitted one of their intakes whilst they had it, car has a nice induction noise and stronger

i'll post some piccies as also got a smoothed tt-s engine cover to fit
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 01 March 2013, 21:42
picked the car up from Revo who fitted one of their intakes whilst they had it, car has a nice induction noise and stronger

i'll post some piccies as also got a smoothed tt-s engine cover to fit


Looking forward to seeing it mate.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 01 March 2013, 23:35
Sadly drove it to Mrs GTD's grandads funeral today :sad:


But he had a good innings 86 infact and now is at peace with his wife... :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 02 March 2013, 07:42
Sadly drove it to Mrs GTD's grandads funeral today :sad:


But he had a good innings 86 infact and now is at peace with his wife... :smiley:

Sorry to hear that mate.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 02 March 2013, 11:27
Sadly drove it to Mrs GTD's grandads funeral today :sad:


But he had a good innings 86 infact and now is at peace with his wife... :smiley:

Sorry to hear that mate.

Cheers mate...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: MBCGTI on 02 March 2013, 12:38
Sadly drove it to Mrs GTD's grandads funeral today :sad:


But he had a good innings 86 infact and now is at peace with his wife... :smiley:

Hope Mrs GTD is ok.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 02 March 2013, 18:52
Sadly drove it to Mrs GTD's grandads funeral today :sad:


But he had a good innings 86 infact and now is at peace with his wife... :smiley:

Sorry to hear your sad news Mr GTD...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 02 March 2013, 18:55
Sad news.

Wash and Wax for mine today.  Just Turtle Wax, but needed it badly and looks heaps better.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 02 March 2013, 18:56
Sadly drove it to Mrs GTD's grandads funeral today :sad:


But he had a good innings 86 infact and now is at peace with his wife... :smiley:

Hope Mrs GTD is ok.

Sadly drove it to Mrs GTD's grandads funeral today :sad:


But he had a good innings 86 infact and now is at peace with his wife... :smiley:

Sorry to hear your sad news Mr GTD...

Cheers guys, yeh she is fine no worries there...going out for a meal tomoz with family to toast his fruitful life...  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 02 March 2013, 19:07
Sorry to hear that Mr GTD, hope Mrs GTD is ok.

Drove it, and came across a mk4 golf wedged right down in a rural roadside ditch with a tree buried into the bonnet.  :sad:  just hope the occupant/s were ok
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 02 March 2013, 20:30
Sadly drove it to Mrs GTD's grandads funeral today :sad:


But he had a good innings 86 infact and now is at peace with his wife... :smiley:

Hope Mrs GTD is ok.

Sadly drove it to Mrs GTD's grandads funeral today :sad:


But he had a good innings 86 infact and now is at peace with his wife... :smiley:

Sorry to hear your sad news Mr GTD...

Cheers guys, yeh she is fine no worries there...going out for a meal tomoz with family to toast his fruitful life...  :smiley:
Sorry to hear the news but at least you're taking the right approach and giving him a good send off  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimmymature on 02 March 2013, 21:13
Finally washed the car after months of neglect. I forgot how nice it looks...


(http://imageshack.us/a/img689/2108/photommj.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 02 March 2013, 21:36
Gotta love the foam....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 03 March 2013, 09:08
Finally washed the car after months of neglect. I forgot how nice it looks...


(http://imageshack.us/a/img689/2108/photommj.jpg)

Looks like a toy in that pic   :shocked:

Gave mine a wash too yesterday, first one since full detail and wax a few weeks ago and the water was beading beautifully....very satisfying :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 03 March 2013, 10:11
I really need to clean mine.
But it's cold and I don't operate below 10 deg C.

Any volunteers?  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 03 March 2013, 20:24
(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/1CB23C1F-8946-4F9B-AA56-4ACD963ACD3A-2386-000005DEEC0136EE_zps375bd1cf.jpg)

Fitted the tts engine cover today now the intake is on
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 03 March 2013, 20:28
^^^^That looks great Andy!!  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 03 March 2013, 20:52
Very nice Wigit.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 03 March 2013, 20:59
Looking good Wigit.

Where did you get the intake from...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 03 March 2013, 21:08
^^^^That looks great!!  :cool:

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/C2B110DE-964C-46F2-804E-69C96628D97D-2386-000005DEDC6A98FE_zps45f6aa3b.jpg)

Bit easier on the eye than what it did look like, some finishing touches planned

I got the intake directly from Revo but they available from all their dealers, if you want quiet a closed solution may be preferable, car is way more responsive
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 04 March 2013, 07:22
Interesting, may trade my Carbonio in for one of these as I am sure it must be quite restrictive with such a small area at the front for airflow compared to an open filter.

Cover looks great  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 04 March 2013, 10:05
What have you done to your Mk6 today then?

1: Changed its tax disc.

2: Booked it in for its third year service on the fixed price service plan.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 04 March 2013, 14:38
Driven it lots and finally got my average mileage up over 30mpg  :smiley: (only just mind!)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: SRGTD on 04 March 2013, 19:26
Polished out a parking scratch that some inconsiderate @rs3eh0le inflicted on my drivers door whilst parked on my works car park. Don't know exactly when it happened, other than sometime during the last 2 weeks. Fortunately, it seems to have polished out OK.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 04 March 2013, 22:04
Locked my keys in my flat. So had to leave her at home and get the train to work. Might try and remember to take my keys with me tomorrow!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 04 March 2013, 23:21
Locked my keys in my flat. So had to leave her at home and get the train to work. Might try and remember to take my keys with me tomorrow!

 :laugh: OOPS!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 06 March 2013, 12:51
Sold my BBS's and put my OZ's back on  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 06 March 2013, 14:53
Dropped mine off at the stealers for some work to be carried out under warranty. The digital engine temp display has not ever worked since I got the car last september. On the previous visit they changed the sensor with no result, so they have ordered a new dash piece apparently, will be asking for a report when I pick it up. And I will also be asking them about my clutch release bearing which makes the horrible noise a few other members are also experiencing.

But I did get a nice Jetta 2 litre diesel for a courtesy car :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 06 March 2013, 15:42
Got annoyed with footrest cover keep coming off so went and got four torque screws to sort the job!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 07 March 2013, 19:36
I've drove it twice a day every day this week.  :laugh:
That's why its forecast to snow at the weekend  :whistle:

Thought I better as when vw phoned up he said I had only done 500 mile in it between Mar and Nov last year. :embarrassed:

The backend bangs and clatters into potholes and over road ridges and it has 10 times the squeeks and rattles of my 8 year old SEAT. One rattle even sounds like a bird chirping in the glovebox and also like the door panels rattling on there clips.
So much for vw quality. :sad: sort of explains why I did not drive it that much. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 07 March 2013, 20:03
I've drove it twice a day every day this week.  :laugh:
That's why its forecast to snow at the weekend  :whistle:

Thought I better as when vw phoned up he said I had only done 500 mile in it between Mar and sep last year. :embarrassed:

The backend bangs and clatters into potholes and over road ridges and it has 10 times the squeeks and rattles of my 8 year old SEAT. One rattle even sounds like a bird chirping in the glovebox and also like the door panels rattling on there clips.
So much for vw quality. :sad: explains why I did not drive it that much. :embarrassed:

Funny you should mention door rattles.............only today noticed a very loud rattle/vibration from front passenger door. Worse at low gear.  Removed all loose items out of glovebox, doors, cockpit etc, but rattle still there  :angry:  it's driving me mad!  Never noticed it before but then I usually have music quite loud :whistle: no music on today.  I'm determined to seek out the source but after hearing about the issues other mk6ers have had, I'm not that hopeful  :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 08 March 2013, 04:28
Drove it to go and look at my wife's dream home which has come up for sale.
Thankfully all the glitters is not gold and she returned disappointed.
So I'm safe to think about mk7's instead of DIY and mortgages.
*Phew*
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 08 March 2013, 12:39
Got 3 out of 4 on before rain stopped play

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/2BE48130-2DFD-4E5A-93DE-BC77624965A0-4455-00000B3B7DFCE410_zps60bb5810.jpg)

they are starting to grow on me
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 08 March 2013, 19:05
That looks fantastic, good choice  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 09 March 2013, 20:02
Gave it a quick but probably pointless wash as it's gonna snow tonight so will be manky by the time i get to UD! :sick:
Topped up the washer bottle, checked the oil and put some air in her tyres.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 09 March 2013, 20:04
Gave it a quick but probably pointless wash as it's gonna snow tonight so will be manky by the time i get to UD! :sick:
Topped up the washer bottle, checked the oil and put some air in her tyres.

Snap, set my alarm for an early start and rapid detail if the roads are dry.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 09 March 2013, 20:33
Gave it a quick but probably pointless wash as it's gonna snow tonight so will be manky by the time i get to UD! :sick:
Topped up the washer bottle, checked the oil and put some air in her tyres.
I was going to wash mine but been sleeting or snowin here all day and bloody cold. I need indoor wash facilitys for my cars. :whistle: (think I'm really spending too much time on detailing and garage forums LOL)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 09 March 2013, 23:45
Got held up by the scene queens doing 50mph on the M40 in lanes 1 and 2 on there way to Ultimate Dubs

Mine will be the dirty carbon grey there tomorrow
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Edi35 on 10 March 2013, 08:40
Gave it a quick but probably pointless wash as it's gonna snow tonight so will be manky by the time i get to UD! :sick:
Topped up the washer bottle, checked the oil and put some air in her tyres.

+1 I like them, are they Hockenheim's?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Edi35 on 10 March 2013, 08:43
Filled up the washer bottle again (5th time in 3 months) and have taken fuse No36 out to stop the headlamp washers working as I am fed up with filling the washer bottle. Also checked oil, coolant and tyre pressures.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 10 March 2013, 08:52
Got to Ultimate Dubs having avoided the Billies queuing by hitting alternative sat nav

Also admired the Mk2 battle on the M54

Wheels are Nurburgring RFs
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 10 March 2013, 08:55
Got to Ultimate Dubs having avoided the Billies queuing by hitting alternative sat nav

Also admired the Mk2 battle on the M54

Wheels are Nurburgring RFs

Many there mate?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 10 March 2013, 08:57
Yep it's busy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 10 March 2013, 09:16
We might not get in yet! Crazy long queue! :sick:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 10 March 2013, 11:06
Filled up the washer bottle again (5th time in 3 months) and have taken fuse No36 out to stop the headlamp washers working as I am fed up with filling the washer bottle. Also checked oil, coolant and tyre pressures.

Now I know what I'm going to do today, good thinking Batman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djm4h7nv2oI
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 12 March 2013, 15:53
been racking up the miles in the 35 due to father in law being taken ill, what a car to eat the miles having done 400 miles in it on Sunday and another 300 yesterday

error of judgement yesterday was not taking my 500 TA which is equipped with winter tyres having got caught up the the snow in Kent and Sussex on M2, M20, M26 and M25 last night on the way home, despite car running in full Stage 2 and given i managed to never come to a stand still the car just coped admirably and linear throttle map meant it just reacted as i wanted, its looking sorry for itself and snow is now melted from within the arches (where it froze)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/C3730BD5-F8BC-4062-ACA0-23FBEB1C9A88-429-000001375BEC4324_zps95bcbe6c.jpg)

now its finally settled i am coming around to the TSWs lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 12 March 2013, 17:35
Left it at the dealers from 7:30 to 4:10 for its 3rd servi
ice and MOT.
I drove past it twice during the day and could see it sitting there.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 02 April 2013, 15:19
Sun was shining so had fun with the snow foam!  Gave it a good clean, air in tyres, topped up windscreen wash, coolant and oil level check

From this
(http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u558/Beckyb7110/ae68d3ce-1d67-4cc6-9462-067de8aa785b.jpg) (http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u558/Beckyb7110/68c85bbb-a710-4ed1-a753-c6c5d6073dbf.jpg) (http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u558/Beckyb7110/974cf286-e346-4fa7-9598-d981c3741dac.jpg)

To this
(http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u558/Beckyb7110/f00250cc-d5d6-430f-b763-af5bc30bc6aa.jpg) (http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u558/Beckyb7110/7ab22ede-cb52-4865-a8d3-13b853cd4879.jpg) (http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u558/Beckyb7110/f8e8e9a5-adcd-44af-b7ac-64495f571045.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Cliff_944 on 02 April 2013, 17:22
Black cars look so  :cool: when clean!  If only they'd stay that way....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 02 April 2013, 18:07
Black cars look so  :cool: when clean!  If only they'd stay that way....
Tell me about it!!   :angry:

I just soaked some bird sh*t off mine, (should learn not to park it under trees), and they must've eaten something nasty - I've never had marks left on the paint afterwards, but three splats have left a dull mark on the body work.  Damn things!   :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 02 April 2013, 18:09
extended the VW assistance for 2 years for £110 thanks to having another VW on cover
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 02 April 2013, 18:17
Looking nice n shiney booth 11  :cool: drove mine to work and back enjoying the traffic   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 02 April 2013, 18:41
Love black cars when clean, looking great :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 02 April 2013, 18:50
Black cars look so  :cool: when clean!  If only they'd stay that way....
Tell me about it!!   :angry:

I just soaked some bird sh*t off mine, (should learn not to park it under trees), and they must've eaten something nasty - I've never had marks left on the paint afterwards, but three splats have left a dull mark on the body work.  Damn things!   :undecided:
bird poooooooo has got lime in it not good for our shiney golfs so if you can get hold of some G3 is good to sort out those nasty marks left by our feathered friends  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 02 April 2013, 19:37
Wow that looks amazing booth! Not sure my 09 plate would come up that gd.

I really need to get a pressure washer. What do you add to get the snow foam, and how much are pressure washers these days? Cheers
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 02 April 2013, 19:50
Wow that looks amazing booth! Not sure my 09 plate would come up that gd.

I really need to get a pressure washer. What do you add to get the snow foam, and how much are pressure washers these days? Cheers

Ideal world normally have some decent Karcher deals on and you need a snow foam lance. Waxamomo have some great products and they do an online discount with the code ilovewaxamomo.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 02 April 2013, 20:34
Thanks for the comments guys  :smiley:   

Would you believe an hour later it was dirty  - all over  :angry:
I live next door to a sports club with a water based hockey pitch - they irrigate the pitch with high pressure jet sprays - wind blew filthy water spray all over the bl00dy car.  Gonna have to give it another wash tommorow.

Wow that looks amazing booth! Not sure my 09 plate would come up that gd.

I really need to get a pressure washer. What do you add to get the snow foam, and how much are pressure washers these days? Cheers

Pretty much as Ginge says.

I use a mid range Karcher pressure washer. Prices range from £100-£300.  Some of the more expensive/larger ones can be cumbersome for car washing.  Use PA snow foam lance and Meguiars hyper wash.  Get most of my stuff online from Waxamomo or Clean Your Car.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 02 April 2013, 22:40
Thanks for the comments guys  :smiley:   

Would you believe an hour later it was dirty  - all over  :angry:
I live next door to a sports club with a water based hockey pitch - they irrigate the pitch with high pressure jet sprays - wind blew filthy water spray all over the bl00dy car.  Gonna have to give it another wash tommorow.

Wow that looks amazing booth! Not sure my 09 plate would come up that gd.

I really need to get a pressure washer. What do you add to get the snow foam, and how much are pressure washers these days? Cheers

Pretty much as Ginge says.

I use a mid range Karcher pressure washer. Prices range from £100-£300.  Some of the more expensive/larger ones can be cumbersome for car washing.  Use PA snow foam lance and Meguiars hyper wash.  Get most of my stuff online from Waxamomo or Clean Your Car.

Firstly great work Lass... :cool:

Secondly pressure washers - I got my Karcher direct which was recondition which I've had for about 1.5yrs now with no probs, it also came with a 2yr warranty and only cost me £47 delivered... :cool:

Snow foam lance - personally I wud get a proper one as Neil says Waxamomo does the one you will need to produce the same foam affect that Booth has in her pics...

And lastly mines getting the same treatment tomoz :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 02 April 2013, 23:59
I've had the same karscher for the last 8 years, it's had various parts replaced but still going, however when it does give up i'll be getting a Nilfisk, they get excellent reviews on detailing world, are cheap enough and have soft hoses unlike my karscher which has quite a hard hose that annoys the crap out of me! :angry:

Lovely looking car Booth! :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 03 April 2013, 07:41
I have got a karcher same place mr gtd got his from bargain however I normally use bucket and sponge but looking at booth 11 pics I think I'm going to invest in some of this gear you guys have got :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 03 April 2013, 07:55
I have got a karcher same place mr gtd got his from bargain however I normally use bucket and sponge but looking at booth 11 pics I think I'm going to invest in some of this gear you guys have got :cool:

Get yourself a decent wool wash mit and a jet wash mate, they'll make all the difference to the finish, i'd suggest anyone thats got issues with their paint to spend a bit of time in the detailing section of the forum and have a read of some of the stickies, very helpful. :cool:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=56.0

 :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 03 April 2013, 10:58
I have got a karcher same place mr gtd got his from bargain however I normally use bucket and sponge but looking at booth 11 pics I think I'm going to invest in some of this gear you guys have got :cool:

Get yourself a decent wool wash mit and a jet wash mate, they'll make all the difference to the finish, i'd suggest anyone thats got issues with their paint to spend a bit of time in the detailing section of the forum and have a read of some of the stickies, very helpful. :cool:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=56.0

 :wink:
cheers jimble for the advice  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 03 April 2013, 16:51
 :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 03 April 2013, 17:56
I have got a karcher same place mr gtd got his from bargain however I normally use bucket and sponge but looking at booth 11 pics I think I'm going to invest in some of this gear you guys have got :cool:

"SPONGE" please don't ever utter this word when used in conjunction with car cleaning ever again  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 03 April 2013, 18:05
I have got a karcher same place mr gtd got his from bargain however I normally use bucket and sponge but looking at booth 11 pics I think I'm going to invest in some of this gear you guys have got :cool:

"SPONGE" please don't ever utter this word when used in conjunction with car cleaning ever again  :cry:
point taken i consider myself well and truly b-------d  :sad: there only for washing your back :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 03 April 2013, 18:31
I have got a karcher same place mr gtd got his from bargain however I normally use bucket and sponge but looking at booth 11 pics I think I'm going to invest in some of this gear you guys have got :cool:

Get yourself a decent wool wash mit and a jet wash mate, they'll make all the difference to the finish, i'd suggest anyone thats got issues with their paint to spend a bit of time in the detailing section of the forum and have a read of some of the stickies, very helpful. :cool:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=56.0

 :wink:
cheers jimble for the advice  :cool:

Yes, the majority of us 6s live in there...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 03 April 2013, 19:26
I have got a karcher same place mr gtd got his from bargain however I normally use bucket and sponge but looking at booth 11 pics I think I'm going to invest in some of this gear you guys have got :cool:

"SPONGE" please don't ever utter this word when used in conjunction with car cleaning ever again  :cry:
point taken i consider myself well and truly b-------d  :sad: there only for washing your back :laugh:

Haha, was wondering when someone was going to chastise him for the using the S word  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 03 April 2013, 19:31
I have got a karcher same place mr gtd got his from bargain however I normally use bucket and sponge but looking at booth 11 pics I think I'm going to invest in some of this gear you guys have got :cool:

"SPONGE" please don't ever utter this word when used in conjunction with car cleaning ever again  :cry:
point taken i consider myself well and truly b-------d  :sad: there only for washing your back :laugh:

Haha, was wondering when someone was going to chastise him for the using the S word  :grin:
  :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GolfTi on 03 April 2013, 22:12
Traded it in for a mk 7 GTI.

57% of its original cost price, not bad after nearly 4 years.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 03 April 2013, 22:16
Traded it in for a mk 7 GTI.

57% of its original cost price, not bad after nearly 4 years.
thats a good trade :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 04 April 2013, 11:40
Did they throw in a free sponge?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jonesltd on 04 April 2013, 17:50
Tried to replace all lights with LED but managed to blow a fuse when installing the glove box LED...

Installed pioneer sph-da100 too
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 05 April 2013, 22:15
Did they throw in a free sponge?
: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 05 April 2013, 22:51
Sad note so apologise..but

Driven it to another funeral today :cry:, after Mrs GTD grandads recent one...and this one coincides with my post in Steve's(Steve30) recent thread...

Lets just say, this ain't a good one not that any funeral is but some people get a full life and others really don't... :cry: :cry:

Now someone say something to lighten the mood... :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 April 2013, 23:00
Can't lighten the mood but very sorry to hear your news..........sad times for you and your wife  :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 05 April 2013, 23:30
Sad note so apologise..but

Driven it another funeral today :cry:, after Mrs GTD grandads recent one...and this one coincides with my post in Steve's(Steve30) recent thread...

Lets just say, this ain't a good one not that any funeral is but some people get a full life and others really don't... :cry: :cry:

Now someone say something to lighten the mood... :laugh:
sad to start happy to finish one of my golfing buddies came upto me at the driving range and mentioned he had been getting back pain he new I suffered with the occasional twinge I said go get it checked out we had a chat he hit my driver how I wish I could hit it then next time I heard anything was by phone from another mate telling me that my mate i had been chatting to at the driving range had terminal cancer it had spread to the bone I never saw him again until I went to his funeral when his hearse went past I had a quite tear wishing I had pushed him more to get checked out :-( happy finish changed my babies nappy for the first time today got poo on my hand so unlike my golf I think with practise I will get pro at changing nappies  :smiley:god bless you lee D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 06 April 2013, 06:42
GTD, sorry to hear your news mate. It always makes me proud of how much support people offer to complete strangers on here, kinda refreshes ya faith in humanity.

On a lighter note, can you and start a 'ban the word sponge' thread!?!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 06 April 2013, 08:19
GTD, sorry to hear your news mate. It always makes me proud of how much support people offer to complete strangers on here, kinda refreshes ya faith in humanity.

On a lighter note, can you and start a 'ban the word sponge' thread!?!
why!!! :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 06 April 2013, 10:14
GTD, sorry to hear your news mate. It always makes me proud of how much support people offer to complete strangers on here, kinda refreshes ya faith in humanity.

On a lighter note, can you and start a 'ban the word sponge' thread!?!

Indeed it does mate....not sure we can to your last bit tho! :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 06 April 2013, 15:48
GTD, sorry to hear your news mate. It always makes me proud of how much support people offer to complete strangers on here, kinda refreshes ya faith in humanity.

On a lighter note, can you and start a 'ban the word sponge' thread!?!

Indeed it does mate....not sure we can to your last bit tho! :laugh:
very sad mr gtd 15 no age lee was 33 when he passed no age to go  :cry:I hope I can post some happier comments tommorow on here and I wish I could start the sponge thread off but I'm stuck for ideas  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 06 April 2013, 22:47
Good mood, GTD passed its MOT today, no problems at all 52,489 miles. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 06 April 2013, 23:24
Good mood, GTD passed its MOT today, no problems at all 52,489 miles. :smiley:

 :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 06 April 2013, 23:41
Always a good day when they pass there mot :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 06 April 2013, 23:46
I wonder how many cars fail their first MOT? ???
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 06 April 2013, 23:52
I wonder how many cars fail their first MOT? ???

 1 in 5 apparently....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 07 April 2013, 00:04
I wonder how many cars fail their first MOT? ???

 1 in 5 apparently....


Crikey! :o  More than i imagined!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 07 April 2013, 09:07
Lucky then mine fell into that 4/5 bracket. Phew. I think its due a polish today, now I just need the motivation.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 07 April 2013, 09:40
I wonder how many cars fail their first MOT? ???

Mine nearly did.........was close on emissions with 100cel cat on 3"downpipe. Tester did emissions testing last once exhaust had cooled down.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Robocop on 07 April 2013, 12:20
Took all the alloy wheels off, cleaned them up and then sealed them using Poorboys Wheel Sealant.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hartside on 07 April 2013, 16:50
Sealed Monza's with Poorboys and then swapped them onto the car. Winters now cleaned and stacked until October
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 07 April 2013, 17:33
i like others have been a bit preoccupied with an ill father in law and plenty of 250 mile round trips to Kent so thoughts go out to those with family issues and congrats on the new arrival, I am glad its now March

the mk5 and mk6 have been getting an absolute caning over the last month so have been treated to some talc this weekend so, wheels are now growing on me lol:

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3576_zpsa87e2a3f.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3577_zps51a47dbb.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3581_zpsd60f588c.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3583_zps719fe3c9.jpg)

also stuck on the Edition 35 to the engine cover with much thanks to Phil aka Murrayedition35

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3587_zps257a694c.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 07 April 2013, 18:57
Car looks sick Wigit! Think that's my ideal colour and wheel combination. Very jealous!

What size are the rims and is your car lowered?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 07 April 2013, 19:10
Car looks sick Wigit! Think that's my ideal colour and wheel combination. Very jealous!

What size are the rims and is your car lowered?

Thanks for the compliment, they are 18x8, car is lowered and will get tweaked when brakes go on
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 07 April 2013, 19:17
Very nice wigit can't use the word sick though I must be in a different generation :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 07 April 2013, 20:15
Looks great mate!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 07 April 2013, 20:33
Very very nice indeed  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 07 April 2013, 21:15
It got a wash and polish

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8395/8628216083_cec6de883f_b.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8629322266_1a16fb3c82_b.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8628296299_3d21a7972d_b.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8523/8628200435_5ddf72df5a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 07 April 2013, 22:44
Nice jeans and shoes  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 08 April 2013, 17:56
Nice jeans and shoes  :cool:

Why thank you.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 08 April 2013, 18:36
Nice photos, I particularly like the last one - those are some shiny tailpipes   :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 08 April 2013, 20:15
Autoglym Metal Polish then coated with Autoglym Super Resin Polish. You wouldn't believe its three years and 52K miles old until you look at the bonnet its covered in stone chips. Makes me  :cry: But it looks good now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 08 April 2013, 21:09
If mine looks as good as that when I've washed it I will be well chuffed (when my mitt turns up) it hasn't even got 300 miles on it yet :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 09 April 2013, 08:05
Pity about the polish residue on the bumper insert above the tail pipes  :grin:

It looks really well. You can't beat a nice shiny red car.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: MBCGTI on 09 April 2013, 10:48
Fitted this getting ready for a remap in a month or two, got to say it was very easy to fit, cant beleive the size of the old airbox and the weight as well.

Has anyone else fitted something similar?  Im now wondering whether to just get something to cover the gap as it looks all horrible, apologies for not cleaning it all up, gotta head to work.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/mikeyb90/photo_zps001dc19a.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 09 April 2013, 13:22
i like others have been a bit preoccupied with an ill father in law and plenty of 250 mile round trips to Kent so thoughts go out to those with family issues and congrats on the new arrival, I am glad its now March

the mk5 and mk6 have been getting an absolute caning over the last month so have been treated to some talc this weekend so, wheels are now growing on me lol:

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3576_zpsa87e2a3f.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3577_zps51a47dbb.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3581_zpsd60f588c.jpg)

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3583_zps719fe3c9.jpg)

also stuck on the Edition 35 to the engine cover with much thanks to Phil aka Murrayedition35

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/IMG_3587_zps257a694c.jpg)

Sweet ride  :cool: Andy, liking the engine work and yes Phil is a top fella...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 09 April 2013, 13:28
@ ajmoir36 - loving your work  :cool:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 09 April 2013, 20:30
Pity about the polish residue on the bumper insert above the tail pipes  :grin:

It looks really well. You can't beat a nice shiny red car.

That's actually the sky and a hedge row the shine is that good. I went to check after seeing it aswell.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8635789736_bb6807f2f9_h.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 09 April 2013, 20:32
@ ajmoir36 - loving your work  :cool:

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 09 April 2013, 20:36
Pity about the polish residue on the bumper insert above the tail pipes  ;D

It looks really well. You can't beat a nice shiny red car.

That's actually the sky and a hedge row the shine is that good. I went to check after seeing it aswell.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8635789736_bb6807f2f9_h.jpg)


Think he means on the black diffuser mate?


Looking good though. 8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 09 April 2013, 20:44
Pity about the polish residue on the bumper insert above the tail pipes  ;D

It looks really well. You can't beat a nice shiny red car.

That's actually the sky and a hedge row the shine is that good. I went to check after seeing it aswell.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8635789736_bb6807f2f9_h.jpg)


Think he means on the black diffuser mate?


Looking good though. 8)

Hands up! Well spotted.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 09 April 2013, 20:49
Pity about the polish residue on the bumper insert above the tail pipes  ;D

It looks really well. You can't beat a nice shiny red car.

That's actually the sky and a hedge row the shine is that good. I went to check after seeing it aswell.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8635789736_bb6807f2f9_h.jpg)


Think he means on the black diffuser mate?


Looking good though. 8)

Hands up! Well spotted.
i need to get my eyes tested I couldn't see anything and I looked for ages taught he's taking the pish :nerd:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 09 April 2013, 21:09
this polish (I need some of that detailer blue tape).

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/8635891784_4969b1f42e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 09 April 2013, 21:25
Didn't notice that first time around either, but then I was blinded by the shiny tailpipes  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 09 April 2013, 21:31
Fitted this getting ready for a remap in a month or two, got to say it was very easy to fit, cant beleive the size of the old airbox and the weight as well.

Has anyone else fitted something similar?  Im now wondering whether to just get something to cover the gap as it looks all horrible, apologies for not cleaning it all up, gotta head to work.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/mikeyb90/photo_zps001dc19a.jpg)

Yup got the same intake, doesn't bother me in the slightest the gap left, but then I'm not planning on going to shows to compare who has the most spare time to clean their engine bay  :huh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 09 April 2013, 23:08
appreciate the positive comments on here

i've been using the 35 for my 100 mile commute this week and getting familiar with the petrol station whilst i keep the miles off my 500TA which is up for sale, i have been getting home quicker lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 10 April 2013, 18:36
Washed (again) and waxed.  Lots of TLC recently as on leave.  Took ages to remove those annoying bits of lint (from MF cloths) that get lodged around the window seals.......grrr  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 10 April 2013, 18:59
Snow foam will sort that out
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 10 April 2013, 19:30
Snow foam will sort that out

Thanks :smiley:
Did snow foam it but I find lint gets transferred on when using the drying towels, though I try to avoid it!  Managed to get most of it out using combination of tacky side of masking tape and child's toothbrush.  Also find that running one of those instant shoe shine sponges (black) over the edge of the seal helps, at the very least it disguises it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 11 April 2013, 13:50
Detailed under the bonnet just in case we pop down to the pod this Sunday.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 11 April 2013, 20:08
After a recent trip to Germany, thought I'd give her a treat
Not the Best weather on this trip
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/6B5C0021-E4D8-40E9-924C-B890985C812F-2876-0000048249F04B1B_zps1c38e583.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/2127722E-850D-4B69-959C-7B1A576013A1-2876-000004A04F724580_zps89ff3c43.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/551652F6-300C-4EFC-9EA0-F524C2870E98-2876-000004A0529B8F2D_zpsd0fb3787.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/081682A7-986A-46F2-9F2B-D84C97A2612B-2876-000004A0558B600B_zpse38b1be4.jpg)

And a treat for the Mrs Up

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/487957D9-38AC-485A-9E0B-1E674E1B8904-2876-000004A0490465F5_zps0ae63c18.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/8A8E621D-330B-49B9-B99D-FBA32A587684-2876-000004A045D8A547_zps2d96e3e0.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 11 April 2013, 20:57
 :cool: great pics...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 11 April 2013, 21:15
Just washed the ED35 and the Audi A1 after a couple of days offshore....me not the motors... :grin:

The Audi has had it's last wash from me as it's getting traded in tomorrow night for a new A3 5 door racing red... :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 11 April 2013, 21:43
Neil gti - it really is a beautiful car and the Up looks great too, a handsome couple they make :cool:

Just washed the ED35 and the Audi A1 after a couple of days offshore....me not the motors... :grin:

The Audi has had it's last wash from me as it's getting traded in tomorrow night for a new A3 5 door racing red... :grin:

Don't forget to show us some pics of the A3  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 11 April 2013, 22:23
Took my baby daughter for her first ride in the gti :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 11 April 2013, 22:27
Took my baby daughter for her first ride in the gti :cool:

Never too early for your first gti  :laugh:

Hope all is going well with your baby girl and you are enjoying fatherhood  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 11 April 2013, 22:32
Took my baby daughter for her first ride in the gti :cool:

Never too early for your first gti  :laugh:

Hope all is going well with your baby girl and you are enjoying fatherhood  :smiley:
enjoying every minute thankyou booth11  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 11 April 2013, 22:48
Took my baby daughter for her first ride in the gti :cool:

Never too early for your first gti  :laugh:

Hope all is going well with your baby girl and you are enjoying fatherhood  :smiley:
enjoying every minute thankyou booth11  :smiley:

Make the most of the early 'can't talk' years - before you know it she'll be 6 going on 16 like my little girl and silence will be a treasured memory (girls never, never shut up........and I should know)  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 11 April 2013, 22:56
Took my baby daughter for her first ride in the gti :cool:

Never too early for your first gti  :laugh:

Hope all is going well with your baby girl and you are enjoying fatherhood  :smiley:
enjoying every minute thankyou booth11  :smiley:

Make the most of the early 'can't talk' years - before you know it she'll be 6 going on 16 like my little girl and silence will be a treasured memory (girls never, never shut up........and I should know)  :laugh:
  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 12 April 2013, 19:27
^^boys aren't much better either. My two either talk incessantly or make noise!!

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 12 April 2013, 19:53
^^boys aren't much better either. My two either talk incessantly or make noise!!
looks like I'm gunna need ear defenders :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 12 April 2013, 21:57
^^boys aren't much better either. My two either talk incessantly or make noise!!
looks like I'm gunna need ear defenders :grin:

My little girl calls my car "the posh car" and thinks my favourite colours are white & blue...she is correct on the latter tho..
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 12 April 2013, 22:13
^^boys aren't much better either. My two either talk incessantly or make noise!!
looks like I'm gunna need ear defenders :grin:

My little girl calls my car "the posh car" and thinks my favourite colours are white & blue...she is correct on the latter tho..

.....and on the former  :smiley:

Amazing what effect a good wax can have.  Whilst running errands today, three total strangers have come up to me and complimented the car.  Makes the effort worth it!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 12 April 2013, 22:23
^^boys aren't much better either. My two either talk incessantly or make noise!!
looks like I'm gunna need ear defenders :grin:

My little girl calls my car "the posh car" and thinks my favourite colours are white & blue...she is correct on the latter tho..

.....and on the former  :smiley:

Amazing what effect a good wax can have.  Whilst running errands today, three total strangers have come up to me and complimented the car.  Makes the effort worth it!
good work booth11 my snow foam and lance turned up today so I can get rid I'm gunna say it sponge marks and hopefully I will get a compliment or two  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 12 April 2013, 22:36
^^boys aren't much better either. My two either talk incessantly or make noise!!
looks like I'm gunna need ear defenders :grin:

My little girl calls my car "the posh car" and thinks my favourite colours are white & blue...she is correct on the latter tho..

.....and on the former  :smiley:

Amazing what effect a good wax can have.  Whilst running errands today, three total strangers have come up to me and complimented the car.  Makes the effort worth it!
good work booth11 my snow foam and lance turned up today so I can get rid I'm gunna say it sponge marks and hopefully I will get a compliment or two  :laugh:

Don't do what I did the first time I ever snow foamed it - left front door ajar........... porch has never been cleaner  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 12 April 2013, 22:48
^^boys aren't much better either. My two either talk incessantly or make noise!!
looks like I'm gunna need ear defenders :grin:

My little girl calls my car "the posh car" and thinks my favourite colours are white & blue...she is correct on the latter tho..

.....and on the former  :smiley:

Amazing what effect a good wax can have.  Whilst running errands today, three total strangers have come up to me and complimented the car.  Makes the effort worth it!

Talking of total strangers - I went shopping the other day "you know as you do" and when I came back to the car a Black 6 TDI was parked next to me with the owner looking around my car and taking pics, he asked what model it was and asked what power it's kicking out...I naturally applied to the questions and he said "WOW I came but dream"

Just thort it was a lovely sentiment and just goes to show that you shud "appreciate what you've got" as others are less unfortunate...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 12 April 2013, 23:12
Does put a smile on your face and make the effort worthwhile when you get a compliment

Been using mine for work and transpires one of of the guys in our department is a proper VW nut for last 20 years and said it had made him want to get back into the scene, he also got the irony of TSWs  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 13 April 2013, 07:34
Just thort it was a lovely sentiment and just goes to show that you shud "appreciate what you've got" as others are less unfortunate...

You are very 'unfortunate' having to manage with the diesel version of the GTi  :smug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 13 April 2013, 08:54
Just thort it was a lovely sentiment and just goes to show that you shud "appreciate what you've got" as others are less unfortunate...

You are very 'unfortunate' having to manage with the diesel version of the GTi  :smug:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jules Winfield on 13 April 2013, 17:50
Went to the garage this morning to get my winter wheels/tyres (VW Aspen alloys + Continental TS 830s) taken off and my summer (Seattle Shadows) set put on.  It (60 plate GTD) looks so much nicer with the proper alloys on.  Whilst I was watching the swap take place, another customer sidled up to me and asked me what I thought of my car and whether I was happy with it, also remarking how much he liked it.  It is impossible to express adequately just how much I like my car, but I managed to tell him that it was great and I was very happy with it.  He then volunteered that he was thinking of buying one.  "The new one?" I asked.  He replied, that, he was thinking about the Mark 6, as he preferred the shape.  He then talked to another customer about how I'd have to clean my wheels once I got home as if I wasn't there and in due course, the pair of them got bored looking at my car and wandered outside where they continued talking (hopefully not about me/my car).

After paying £20 for the swap (I gave them a tip as I was feeling generous) I returned home, where I gave my winter wheels a thorough cleaning with plenty of Bilberry.  They were pretty dirty, but came up a treat.  I then washed the car (absolutely filthy all over) with Optimum No Rinse only for it to start raining.  Due to the rain, I had to put the winter set back in the shed without putting any sealant on - that'll have to wait until any sunny weather that decides to come along.

Usually I get the winter set taken off in the middle of March.  Not this year.  Stupid lousy weather.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 13 April 2013, 18:31
Went to the garage this morning to get my winter wheels/tyres (VW Aspen alloys + Continental TS 830s) taken off and my summer (Seattle Shadows) set put on.  It (60 plate GTD) looks so much nicer with the proper alloys on.  Whilst I was watching the swap take place, another customer sidled up to me and asked me what I thought of my car and whether I was happy with it, also remarking how much he liked it.  It is impossible to express adequately just how much I like my car, but I managed to tell him that it was great and I was very happy with it.  He then volunteered that he was thinking of buying one.  "The new one?" I asked.  He replied, that, he was thinking about the Mark 6, as he preferred the shape.  He then talked to another customer about how I'd have to clean my wheels once I got home as if I wasn't there and in due course, the pair of them got bored looking at my car and wandered outside where they continued talking (hopefully not about me/my car).

After paying £20 for the swap (I gave them a tip as I was feeling generous) I returned home, where I gave my winter wheels a thorough cleaning with plenty of Bilberry.  They were pretty dirty, but came up a treat.  I then washed the car (absolutely filthy all over) with Optimum No Rinse only for it to start raining.  Due to the rain, I had to put the winter set back in the shed without putting any sealant on - that'll have to wait until any sunny weather that decides to come along.

Usually I get the winter set taken off in the middle of March.  Not this year.  Stupid lousy weather.
always good to get the summer shoes back on  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 13 April 2013, 21:06
Nothing to the car, but bought one of those emergency car hammers today, following a recent scary incident.

My partner locked me and my daughter in the car, inadvertently.........although. :whistle:
He was looking at a work job, and we decided to wait in car, he jumped out taking keys with him and locked it with key (just out of habit).  Thinking he would be back in a few minutes, I was not overly concerned.  Then quite quickly it started to get very stuffy and hot.  I tried to unlock car from inside but it was deadlocked, alarm triggered and I was sure he would hear it, but no.  After calling his mobile he finally answered after about 15 mins and hotfooted it back to 'rescue' us.  Turned out ok but it did spook me and if car heats up that quick in winter, summer doesn't bear thinking about  :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 13 April 2013, 21:46
In future, if he locks you in the car, press the button on the B pillar to disarm the alarm and make sure he presses the lock button twice, this will disarm the deadlock but still lock the car, but keep your hammer handy just incase he has a brain fart!! ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 13 April 2013, 21:49
Thanks Jimble

I did press the button in the B pillar eventually but wanted alarm to carry on for a bit in the hope (wasted) that he would hear it!!

.....I've only just trained him to press it once to properly deadlock it!  Obviously too good a teacher  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 14 April 2013, 12:14
What have you done to your Mk6 today then?

Given her a rest.

The poor thing has been up and down mid and West Cornwall all week in all weathers and is grubby and smells of pasties!

Still, she had a great time on those sweeping country roads and I had a great time eating pasties!  :drool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 14 April 2013, 13:01
Mine has not moved for over 6 weeks now. Hope it starts when I get home
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 14 April 2013, 15:02
Mine has not moved for over 6 weeks now. Hope it starts when I get home
It should do mine sat for 3 months and started ok.

Just went and filled mine with petrol ready for another 2 weeks commute.
Been using mine everyday for the past 2 weeks it looking very dirty  :embarrassed:
I often think I should have bought a silver one as dark colours just look dirty after 5 minutes use.  :embarrassed:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: SRGTD on 14 April 2013, 16:04
Cleaned it (with a wooly mitt; not the taboo 's' word  :grin:), drove it to pick up a mate from the railway station and saw 20 degrees outside temperature displayed on the MFD; first time this year I've seen it that high!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: phil1975 on 14 April 2013, 16:45
Bloody good clean at last, used my lambs wool mitt (no sponges here either  :grin:) and my excellent drying towel from i4 detailing. Iron x and tardis, clayed all over and just a quick polish no time for sealant or wax this week.


(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z331/phil1975/3dfb9b24-64d9-434b-9e0f-fed1dd49b218_zpsc0671079.jpg)[/URL (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/phil1975/media/3dfb9b24-64d9-434b-9e0f-fed1dd49b218_zpsc0671079.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: phil1975 on 14 April 2013, 16:55
What have you done to your Mk6 today then?



The poor thing has been up and down mid and West Cornwall all week in all weathers and is grubby ***and smells of pasties!***




Now thats a air freshener I would buy!!  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 15 April 2013, 21:33
Got my first 61.3mpg for this year, on my 28 mile to work commute, thanks 11 degrees Celsius you helped. Few more degrees and I will be able to get it higher.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 16 April 2013, 19:26
Drive it for the first time in ages. To b&q and back... Was nice to drive after the Hyundai i30 hire car I was in for 300 miles yesterday!

Taking the Gti on a proper drive tomorrow if its decent weather
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 17 April 2013, 08:46
12.3038@109 mph with a 1.7741@60' launch at Santa Pod on Sunday.

Not too bad considering the 30mph headwind blowing all day! :angry:


Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 17 April 2013, 13:47
12.3038@109 mph with a 1.7741@60' launch at Santa Pod on Sunday.

Not too bad considering the 30mph headwind blowing all day! :angry:


pretty good going considering the weather conditions and the (to quote another member) "racing driver excuses" listed in your other thread  :laugh:

good stuff  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mr GTD on 17 April 2013, 17:05
Great work John... :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 17 April 2013, 20:21
62.9 mpg - peaked at 63.1mpg.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/techie_ali/8658947230/in/photostream

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8118/8657875971_3ef76356d2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 17 April 2013, 20:56
Great mpg.  I've only twice managed to get 30mpg on my gti! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 17 April 2013, 21:02
Great mpg.  I've only twice managed to get 30mpg on my gti!


WHAT?? :o  Is that on memory 1 or 2 on the computer?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 17 April 2013, 21:08
Great mpg.  I've only twice managed to get 30mpg on my gti!


WHAT?? :o  Is that on memory 1 or 2 on the computer?

On my mfd it's the 'since start' screen which is for individual trips.  Actually the max I've achieved is 32 once, but I don't do much distance driving, only occasionally.  My 'long term' screen average mpg is 27mpg
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mike. on 17 April 2013, 21:16
I managed this going to work but it was pretty boring.

(http://www.thewindinglane.co.uk/images/mk6gti/misc/mpg.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 17 April 2013, 21:33
I managed this going to work but it was pretty boring.

(http://www.thewindinglane.co.uk/images/mk6gti/misc/mpg.jpg)

On a petrol GTI I would be impressed, but it must have fell off the cliff.

I suppose from my perspective on my 27 mile trip I am only 2mpg off the maximum Extra Urban for the GTD. I am sure I can get more.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 17 April 2013, 21:38
Great mpg.  I've only twice managed to get 30mpg on my gti!

Who needs a bluemotion, and you can still have the 45mpg fun too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 18 April 2013, 06:15
Great MPG' but now ya need to clean ya dials  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 18 April 2013, 08:01
I filled my car up the other day, reset the trip and drove home as economically as I could, following the lorries for just over 7 miles and averaged 94.6mpg  :laugh:

Needless to say, the next time I started to drive, that average plummeted, but now, 300 miles on and the average since filling up is 62.1mpg.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 18 April 2013, 16:07
Parked it in the middle of the drive with the intention of snow-foaming it for the first time, only to be scuppered by a sudden onslaught of very high winds.   :huh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 18 April 2013, 19:39
Parked it in the middle of the drive with the intention of snow-foaming it for the first time, only to be scuppered by a sudden onslaught of very high winds.   :huh:
ye I've wanted to do mine as well hopefully wind dies down for the weekend  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 18 April 2013, 19:55
Parked it in the middle of the drive with the intention of snow-foaming it for the first time, only to be scuppered by a sudden onslaught of very high winds.   :huh:
ye I've wanted to do mine as well hopefully wind dies down for the weekend  :wink:
The wind'll die down...and it'll p*** down with rain I expect!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 18 April 2013, 20:58
.
Great MPG' but now ya need to clean ya dials  :grin:

Haha, yeah I know that's what a three year beast collects in its dash pods.

I filled my car up the other day, reset the trip and drove home as economically as I could, following the lorries for just over 7 miles and averaged 94.6mpg  :laugh:

Needless to say, the next time I started to drive, that average plummeted, but now, 300 miles on and the average since filling up is 62.1mpg.  :smiley:

Nice, its actually reasonably easy if you try hard and traffic is not too bad.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 19 April 2013, 21:25
Parked it in the middle of the drive with the intention of snow-foaming it for the first time, only to be scuppered by a sudden onslaught of very high winds.   :huh:
ye I've wanted to do mine as well hopefully wind dies down for the weekend  :wink:

Need to see photographic evidence of you with wash mitt and snow foam lance in hand..........or we won't believe it ever happened  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 19 April 2013, 21:33
Parked it in the middle of the drive with the intention of snow-foaming it for the first time, only to be scuppered by a sudden onslaught of very high winds.   :huh:
ye I've wanted to do mine as well hopefully wind dies down for the weekend  :wink:

Need to see photographic evidence of you with wash mitt and snow foam lance in hand..........or we won't believe it ever happened  :laugh:
[/quote photographic evidence to follow booth11 I think your really a copper always wanting evidence   :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 19 April 2013, 22:19
Gave it a clean and turned the boost up to 9 for a midlands hoon on Sunday
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: candywhite12 on 20 April 2013, 10:21
Woken up in terror as I was dreaming that the gti was missing one of its tires  :laugh: Went out to check; everything in place.  F***ing weird!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 20 April 2013, 13:00
Washed, waxed and ready to take the good lady wife shopping in the sunshine  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ess_Three on 20 April 2013, 13:14
Reversed it out of the garage, washed it, took photos of it next to it's older brother (my new addition to the 'fleet') and put it back in the garage again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 20 April 2013, 14:32
I filled my car up the other day, reset the trip and drove home as economically as I could, following the lorries for just over 7 miles and averaged 94.6mpg  :laugh:

Needless to say, the next time I started to drive, that average plummeted, but now, 300 miles on and the average since filling up is 62.1mpg.  :smiley:

I'm lucky to get over 17mpg around town and 25mpg on the motorway! :sad:

If I coax it I can eek out a 30 on the motorway, but that would be at 60mph and would annoy me to drive sooooooo slowly! :laugh: lifetime average is 18.2!! :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 20 April 2013, 18:10
Reversed it out of the garage, washed it, took photos of it next to it's older brother (my new addition to the 'fleet') and put it back in the garage again.

Pics  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 20 April 2013, 19:17
Woken up in terror as I was dreaming that the gti was missing one of its tires  :laugh: Went out to check; everything in place.  F***ing weird!!!

Talking of dreams - couple of nights ago I dreamt that all the seats in the car had changed into something resembling aeroplane seats.  Clearly spending too much time thinking about cars and holidays  :wink:


Need to see photographic evidence of you with wash mitt and snow foam lance in hand..........or we won't believe it ever happened  :laugh:
[/quote photographic evidence to follow booth11 I think your really a copper always wanting evidence   :wink:

Ha, no fear mate.......not a copper   :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ess_Three on 20 April 2013, 19:28
Reversed it out of the garage, washed it, took photos of it next to it's older brother (my new addition to the 'fleet') and put it back in the garage again.

Pics  :wink:

Here you go:

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Ess_Three/Golf%20GT%20Mk5/P1000266a_zpse6226e39.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/user/Ess_Three/media/Golf%20GT%20Mk5/P1000266a_zpse6226e39.jpg.html)

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Ess_Three/Golf%20GT%20Mk5/P1000256a_zpsa90f1e51.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/user/Ess_Three/media/Golf%20GT%20Mk5/P1000256a_zpsa90f1e51.jpg.html)

My GTI with my more sedate daily smoker: Mk5 GT TDI170 DSG
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 20 April 2013, 20:42
Woken up in terror as I was dreaming that the gti was missing one of its tires  :laugh: Went out to check; everything in place.  F***ing weird!!!

Talking of dreams - couple of nights ago I dreamt that all the seats in the car had changed into something resembling aeroplane seats.  Clearly spending too much time thinking about cars and holidays  :wink:


Need to see photographic evidence of you with wash mitt and snow foam lance in hand..........or we won't believe it ever happened  :laugh:
[/quote photographic evidence to follow booth11 I think your really a copper always wanting evidence   :wink:

Ha, no fear mate.......not a copper   :wink:
well it's been snow foamed pics to follow !!!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 20 April 2013, 21:22
B9 selected for playtime with a few Sciroccos tomorrow
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 20 April 2013, 21:59
Took the ED35 to an Audi garage...yes an Audi garage.. :embarrassed:

I had a test drive of an Audi TT RS Plus in blue...They gave me a really good trade price against it...O dear what do I do... :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Cliff_944 on 21 April 2013, 16:58
Summer came.  Had a BBQ and washed and polished both cars..

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s496/Cliff_944/preview_image_0_13388382x_zps3b625d6e.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 21 April 2013, 17:37
Snow foamed the car.

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a559/charlton70/03b9dd7b-cdcf-4ca8-ae6f-6ac9ad3e157d_zpsb81f8542.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/charlton70/media/03b9dd7b-cdcf-4ca8-ae6f-6ac9ad3e157d_zpsb81f8542.jpg.html)(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a559/charlton70/fcf15ce7-ee4c-4109-bc7e-29c9a95c58dd_zps4cfd3326.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/charlton70/media/fcf15ce7-ee4c-4109-bc7e-29c9a95c58dd_zps4cfd3326.jpg.html)(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a559/charlton70/cf560658-30d3-46b8-a163-f28fb20e8683_zps15fe922e.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/charlton70/media/cf560658-30d3-46b8-a163-f28fb20e8683_zps15fe922e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 21 April 2013, 17:47
Snow foamed the car.

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a559/charlton70/03b9dd7b-cdcf-4ca8-ae6f-6ac9ad3e157d_zpsb81f8542.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/charlton70/media/03b9dd7b-cdcf-4ca8-ae6f-6ac9ad3e157d_zpsb81f8542.jpg.html)(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a559/charlton70/fcf15ce7-ee4c-4109-bc7e-29c9a95c58dd_zps4cfd3326.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/charlton70/media/fcf15ce7-ee4c-4109-bc7e-29c9a95c58dd_zps4cfd3326.jpg.html)(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a559/charlton70/cf560658-30d3-46b8-a163-f28fb20e8683_zps15fe922e.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/charlton70/media/cf560658-30d3-46b8-a163-f28fb20e8683_zps15fe922e.jpg.html)
kept the pics small so I don't get any criticism of my handy cleaning skills :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 21 April 2013, 22:24
Let me get the magnifying glass, how small are those pics  :laugh:

How did you find the snow foam?  It can take a bit of messing to get the consistency right but think it does make cleaning easier and less to get off with the sponge mitt.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mark@vorny.co.uk on 21 April 2013, 22:26
Snow foamed and the usual cleaning regime.

I cleaned the chrome tailpipes using a recent ebay purchase. Put one of these, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400125396592?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400125396592?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649), into an electric drill with a bit of Autosol and saved much time in getting all the black staining off  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 22 April 2013, 06:10
Good find, Mothers do a ball design one too but far more expensive.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 22 April 2013, 16:28
Let me get the magnifying glass, how small are those pics  :laugh:

How did you find the snow foam?  It can take a bit of messing to get the consistency right but think it does make cleaning easier and less to get off with the sponge mitt.
sorry about the pics my computer skills have a lot to answer for I'm loving the snow foam and the sponge I mean mitt is ace should of done it years ago I'm converted  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 22 April 2013, 20:29
Let me get the magnifying glass, how small are those pics  :laugh:

How did you find the snow foam?  It can take a bit of messing to get the consistency right but think it does make cleaning easier and less to get off with the sponge mitt.
sorry about the pics my computer skills have a lot to answer for I'm loving the snow foam and the sponge I mean mitt is ace should of done it years ago I'm converted  :laugh:

Speak to Mr GTD he will give you the link to post your photos...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Adrena1in on 22 April 2013, 21:40
I tried the snow foamon mine at the weekend... Couldn't get it right, too watery, didn't stick much, made almost no difference once I pressure washed it off. Won't give up though, and was good to give the car a good clean. Really needs a good going over with the DA polisher.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 22 April 2013, 22:44
I tried the snow foamon mine at the weekend... Couldn't get it right, too watery, didn't stick much, made almost no difference once I pressure washed it off. Won't give up though, and was good to give the car a good clean. Really needs a good going over with the DA polisher.

Can be tricky finding the right balance between the lance nozzle setting and the flow rate knob, to get shaving foam consistency,  but worth persevering.   Also recommend running some plain water through lance after use, as dried on shampoo residue can clog it up and make it a pain to use next time around.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 22 April 2013, 23:40
I tried the snow foamon mine at the weekend... Couldn't get it right, too watery, didn't stick much, made almost no difference once I pressure washed it off. Won't give up though, and was good to give the car a good clean. Really needs a good going over with the DA polisher.

I haven't got a lance myself but apparently using warm water in the mix makes a big difference.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RickS on 23 April 2013, 07:23
I tried the snow foamon mine at the weekend... Couldn't get it right, too watery, didn't stick much, made almost no difference once I pressure washed it off. Won't give up though, and was good to give the car a good clean. Really needs a good going over with the DA polisher.

Can be tricky finding the right balance between the lance nozzle setting and the flow rate knob, to get shaving foam consistency,  but worth persevering.   
Don't know what type of jet washer you have, but if it's a Karcher get one of these lances http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/ultimate-snow-foam/karcher-k-series-ultimate-snow-foam-lance-new-and-improved.aspx (http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/ultimate-snow-foam/karcher-k-series-ultimate-snow-foam-lance-new-and-improved.aspx) After going to link scroll down page a bit to see better pictures of lance. No flow rate knob to mess with, you just twist the nozzle to change the mix and you can have the spray pattern horizontal or vertical by twisting the outlet nozzle. Very easy to use and has revolutionised my approach to car cleaning.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 23 April 2013, 16:08
200 mile of north york moors best roads. :evil:

probably the best time i've had in my GTI.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 23 April 2013, 18:06
just ordered 3 of the formula wheel trees from FK as seem to have a spair set of wheels for each car  :whistle:

(http://www.carparts-tuning.co.uk/out/pictures/1/523585.jpg)

worth noting FK are doing wheel bags for £9.85 a set plus delivery and these look identical to the VW ones without the badges  :happy2:

http://www.carparts-tuning.co.uk/en/Rims-Tires/Wheel-Stand-Tree/Reifentaschen-Set-4-teilig-14-19-Zoll-bis-Reifenbreite-245mm-schwarz-blau.html
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 23 April 2013, 18:35
I tried the snow foamon mine at the weekend... Couldn't get it right, too watery, didn't stick much, made almost no difference once I pressure washed it off. Won't give up though, and was good to give the car a good clean. Really needs a good going over with the DA polisher.

Can be tricky finding the right balance between the lance nozzle setting and the flow rate knob, to get shaving foam consistency,  but worth persevering.   
Don't know what type of jet washer you have, but if it's a Karcher get one of these lances http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/ultimate-snow-foam/karcher-k-series-ultimate-snow-foam-lance-new-and-improved.aspx (http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/ultimate-snow-foam/karcher-k-series-ultimate-snow-foam-lance-new-and-improved.aspx) After going to link scroll down page a bit to see better pictures of lance. No flow rate knob to mess with, you just twist the nozzle to change the mix and you can have the spray pattern horizontal or vertical by twisting the outlet nozzle. Very easy to use and has revolutionised my approach to car cleaning.  :laugh:

Ta for the tip RickS  :smiley:

I myself don't have any problems with snow foaming but that lance looks very good, so maybe next time I'm in the market for a new one.   Don't need any encouragement to spend on detailing stuff, spend way too much already  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 23 April 2013, 19:56
200 mile of north york moors best roads. :evil:

probably the best time i've had in my GTI.

Positive feedback about your GTi  :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 23 April 2013, 21:32
Well I sort of didn't do it, but a new windscreen is on order with Auto Glass, told me it wouldn't be a genuine VW one either and to top it off today is warranty expiry day.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8675384635_590b626fa7_b.jpg)

 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mark@vorny.co.uk on 24 April 2013, 20:28
Just a note  for you snow foamers..

I had an Autobrite lance, used it every week for a couple of years on 3 cars and it lost its ability to foam recently.

I was ready to chuck and replace, then somebody pointed me towards a link on a well known detailing forum which gave step by step servicing details. It appears the filters in them can get congealed, a soak in petrol cleared it a treat and it's back to perfect working order  :smiley:

Sorry if this is a thread hijack, I hang my head in shame ready to be flamed.... :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 24 April 2013, 21:05
i soak mine in boiling water and all the old soap clears.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 24 April 2013, 21:14
i soak mine in boiling water and all the old soap clears.

+ 1
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 25 April 2013, 04:28
Got a flat £185 front tyre.
Grrrrrrrrr
Grrrrrrrr
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 25 April 2013, 14:31
Cleaned the inside of the front windscreen again,,
Its always had a fog slime type coating that keeps coming back  :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 25 April 2013, 14:45
you recently changed the cabin filter too didnt you?

our altea suffered from this but after fitting a charcoal filter it went away.





i washed mine yesterday too - its been living on the drive all week and actually been getting used :shocked: so was due a clean.

found a golf ball next to my car too so think some little sh!t has been up to no good - a small mark on the front wing polished out no problem though :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 25 April 2013, 16:22
Noticed that a dog had p1ssed on two of the wheels.

It's due a clean this weekend as it's been living outside for the last month as my garage has been full of the Mk2. I can't see me getting round to driving that, so will probably take it back to my parents house meaning I can start pampering the 6 again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: candywhite12 on 25 April 2013, 19:55
seriously considered giving it a good clean... did not materialize in the end as it's been 30 degrees down here for a couple of days now so lost my appetite in the end :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 25 April 2013, 21:48
you recently changed the cabin filter too didnt you?

our altea suffered from this but after fitting a charcoal filter it went away.





i washed mine yesterday too - its been living on the drive all week and actually been getting used :shocked: so was due a clean.

found a golf ball next to my car too so think some little sh!t has been up to no good - a small mark on the front wing polished out no problem though :wink:
It's done this from day one. I just have to clean the screen regular as its like looking through fog when the sun hits it.

I should have washed mine mine but was lazy and went to do some sorting of my workshop instead. Mine got stone rashed on Tuesday and I have noticed a few chips on the bonnet off it.

 :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 28 April 2013, 13:07
This

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t264/dubber36/SAM_9392_zps59d32fc1.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/user/dubber36/media/SAM_9392_zps59d32fc1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 28 April 2013, 13:11
from this...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/8688887144_eabcd38de5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/8688887144/)
IMG_7728 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/8688887144/) by Pryda_VDub (http://www.flickr.com/people/84462936@N03/), on Flickr

to this...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/8688886750_d2f3239c6b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/8688886750/)
IMG_7735 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/8688886750/) by Pryda_VDub (http://www.flickr.com/people/84462936@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/8688886264_0c6084a9e1_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/8688886264/)
IMG_7737 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/8688886264/) by Pryda_VDub (http://www.flickr.com/people/84462936@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: candywhite12 on 28 April 2013, 15:04
took it for a spin, checked tire pressure, picked some pop corn, back home to watch some Serie A... Still 30 degrees here :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 28 April 2013, 15:21
Spent ages scrubbing the brake calipers as I noticed they were a bit dirty the other day when I had a puncture repaired.


What do you guys use to clean the honeycomb bits on the front. Can't get mine 100% clean using a small brush.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 28 April 2013, 18:20
Spent ages scrubbing the brake calipers as I noticed they were a bit dirty the other day when I had a puncture repaired.


What do you guys use to clean the honeycomb bits on the front. Can't get mine 100% clean using a small brush.

Small soft child's toothbrush works ok.  Have used small detailing brushes which were next to useless, but life's too short to worry about getting it 100% clean  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 28 April 2013, 19:21
Spent ages scrubbing the brake calipers as I noticed they were a bit dirty the other day when I had a puncture repaired.


What do you guys use to clean the honeycomb bits on the front. Can't get mine 100% clean using a small brush.

Finger in a microfibre.  :tongue:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 28 April 2013, 20:04
This

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t264/dubber36/SAM_9392_zps59d32fc1.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/user/dubber36/media/SAM_9392_zps59d32fc1.jpg.html)

Red looks so good when cleaned up doesn't it, good job there.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jules Winfield on 28 April 2013, 20:35
Cleaned it again today, and also took out the rubber mats I use in winter and put them away.  The inside was full of stones and bits of greenery, so I gave it a good hoovering.  It looks somewhat more presentable inside now.  Optimum No Rinse worked wonders yet again on the outside.  It wouldn't have been too bad on the outside, but the rain we seem to be having recently is rather dirty - brown spots everywhere.

I seriously need to consider getting the bonnet resprayed.  It's a terrible mess.  There are a couple of chips on the front bumper as well, and one of them is showing white where the paint is missing.  Unfortunately my usual body shop is no longer in business (went into liquidation last year), so I will probably end up going to one of the VW body shops (I've used them before and they did a very good job).

I am also pondering the purchase of four Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 tyres to replace the hateful Potenzas I have on at the moment.  They are horribly noisy from all four corners.  Looks like it might be an expensive couple of months (but well worth it).
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 28 April 2013, 20:49
Cleaned it again today, and also took out the rubber mats I use in winter and put them away.  The inside was full of stones and bits of greenery, so I gave it a good hoovering.  It looks somewhat more presentable inside now.  Optimum No Rinse worked wonders yet again on the outside.  It wouldn't have been too bad on the outside, but the rain we seem to be having recently is rather dirty - brown spots everywhere.

I've noticed that too.  When it rains it looks as if car has been sprayed with rust.  Also loads of dust in air, no sooner has it been cleaned, it's covered in a layer of the stuff  :angry:

And to think we are constantly breathing all this cr@p in!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Captain caveman on 29 April 2013, 16:20
Gave the car a good polish and wax and also treated her to a new tax disc holder :D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/397901_10151554699089464_10780334_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 30 April 2013, 21:29
Parked it in works car park and came back at end of day to find a big scratch on the rear wing.  Looks like some careless sod has brushed past it with a buckle or similar....grrr   :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 30 April 2013, 22:09
Parked it in works car park and came back at end of day to find a big scratch on the rear wing.  Looks like some careless sod has brushed past it with a buckle or similar....grrr   :angry:
sorry to hear that booth11 hope it polishes out
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 30 April 2013, 22:15
i let my wife drive it, a rare event and a weird experience seeing your own car in the rear view mirror and then trying to keep up with it

when she flawed the thing it did make some nice noises and looked good in the corners
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 01 May 2013, 07:12
i let my wife drive it, a rare event and a weird experience seeing your own car in the rear view mirror and then trying to keep up with her

Ours is my wife's car and she hates me driving it  :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 01 May 2013, 09:18
Parked it in works car park and came back at end of day to find a big scratch on the rear wing.  Looks like some careless sod has brushed past it with a buckle or similar....grrr   :angry:

Very annoying, hope you get it sorted...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 01 May 2013, 22:39
Parked it in works car park and came back at end of day to find a big scratch on the rear wing.  Looks like some careless sod has brushed past it with a buckle or similar....grrr   :angry:
sorry to hear that booth11 hope it polishes out

Parked it in works car park and came back at end of day to find a big scratch on the rear wing.  Looks like some careless sod has brushed past it with a buckle or similar....grrr   :angry:

Very annoying, hope you get it sorted...

Actually it's worse than I thought  :sad: 

On closer inspection, noticed there is also a long cm wide scuff mark running across full width of boot which joins up with the scratch on the side  :cry:

As I've got to get a body shop quote for a small dent in wheel arch, where some other t*sser went into me a while ago, I'll get them to quote for sorting the scuffs out too.  Me thinks it's gonna be an expensive month!

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 02 May 2013, 06:05
Wounded for you! While its having paint why not get you rear diffuser done too?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 02 May 2013, 08:00
Wounded for you! While its having paint why not get you rear diffuser done too?

Stop putting ideas in my head  :laugh:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 02 May 2013, 10:03
Had a £65 fine from TFL for being a very naughty boy at a box junction
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 05 May 2013, 11:12
took a trip to VW and picked up a new divider / bottle opener...

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s656/Pryda_VDub/IMG_7744_zpsf135b6fa.jpg)

the small mods are always the best ;D

oh and I also refitted the reg plate plinth as the tabs I was using to hold the new pressed plates on were sh!t. have to admit I actually prefer the plinth being fitted...

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s656/Pryda_VDub/IMG_7745_zps4231a018.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dereks on 05 May 2013, 16:17
How much from vw got mines off eBay for a fiver I think
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 05 May 2013, 20:33
Cleaned it!
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Post by: Snooze on 05 May 2013, 21:07
Took her for a spin. Seems to run really well in this warmer weather. Nice and fast!
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Post by: Jimble on 05 May 2013, 22:00
Took her for a spin. Seems to run really well in this warmer weather. Nice and fast!


I always think that too! They do seem to run better in warmer weather. 8)
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Post by: MonkeyP on 05 May 2013, 22:08
Cleaned it and sealed the wheels but then....

Noticed the start of white worm from what looks like a stone chip and also parked very close to the curb and when i went to move the car and turned the wheel before moving off and banged the wheel against the curb and put a very visible mark. so got a lot done but done a bit of damage!
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Post by: cosmicremedy on 05 May 2013, 22:20
Cleaned the interior, exterior done Friday  :smiley:

Love this sunny weather, you can make the most of having a clean car and enjoy it for longer.... Especially with white!
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Post by: Exonian on 05 May 2013, 23:49
Drove it. Lots. All weekend really.
Full tank gone since Saturday lunchtime - 360 miles and 31mpg on computer. Happy miles.  :cool:
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Post by: Jules Winfield on 06 May 2013, 13:55
Winter wheels are having sealant applied today (it's a bank holiday and, oddly, it's sunny) before being wrapped up and stored in the shed until it's time to swap over.

I'll probably order a set of Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2s later to replace the car's current (very noisy) Bridgestone Potenzas.  The Potenzas have a decent amount of tread left (around 5mm), so I'll pop them on here/eBay just in case anyone wants them.
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Post by: Booth11 on 06 May 2013, 15:49
Washed it.  Nice and shiny now.........well for a day at least!
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Post by: pryda on 06 May 2013, 17:24
got a few mates together to take some rolling shots for the competition Autobulbs are running on the site. grabbed a quick pic of mine sat in the sun...

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s656/Pryda_VDub/IMG_7749_zpse0e9edf1.jpg)

rolling shots to follow...
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Post by: Snooze on 07 May 2013, 19:43
New windscreen fitted today by Autoglass due to previously repaired chip cracking. Was done for free under their warranty, but I hope they did a good job!

Never had to get a chip repaired nor have I ever needed a new windscreen in the 9 years ive been driving. Then within 5 months I get 2 chips and a new windscreen. Do you think the 2mm thinner windscreen on the Mk6 has anything to do with it?
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Post by: Neil gti on 07 May 2013, 20:23
I'm on my 3rd windscreen now on the mk6 and I've got a big chip in this one now  :angry:
Never had so many screens in one car
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Post by: pryda on 07 May 2013, 20:33
I have a chip in my windscreen as well. looks like it's a common issue.

do Autoglass used genuine VW windscreens?
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Post by: wigit on 07 May 2013, 20:42
I picked one up last week which means a new screen  :angry:

I reapplied the front plate as pads had popped so plate edges were setting off the front senors
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Post by: Snooze on 07 May 2013, 20:43
I have a chip in my windscreen as well. looks like it's a common issue.

do Autoglass used genuine VW windscreens?

I hope so! £800 worth of windscreen I was told.
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Post by: Snooze on 07 May 2013, 20:45
I picked one up last week which means a new screen  :angry:

I reapplied the front plate as desire had popped so Pete edges were setting off the front senors

Bad chip is it? A lot of chips can be repaired.
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Post by: wigit on 07 May 2013, 20:56
Alas I fear a new screen as a nice little crack as well  :cry:
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Post by: Snooze on 07 May 2013, 21:00
Bad times  :sad:
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Post by: Buck on 07 May 2013, 21:32
Yesterday mine got a wet vac of the whole interior as one or two marks on the seats from my two young boys :shocked: and then the fabric was stain repelled with gtechniq i1 - really easy to apply - spray on and wipe off excess from surrounding plastics.

Left the car doors open for a few hours as the chemical smell was strong but all OK now!

Didn't get chance to wash the car as also deep cleaned Mrs Buck's car as that is the main monkey wagon.

Need to get two new tyres over the next few weeks so that'll be the next job [after washing it]...
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 07 May 2013, 22:24
Alas I fear a new screen as a nice little crack as well  :cry:

Just had my windscreen replaced today due to a large stone chip, Auto Windscreens chap did a fantastic job, not a mark on the body work anywhere very professional. Not a genuine windscreen although the lady was correct it looks identical to the shading around the edges e.t.c. The rain sensor was tested by the auto windscreens chap and every thing.  He even commented on my poorly fitted mic wire for the retro fitted Bluetooth so he tucked it in better. :rolleyes: (I suppose its easier to tuck in the wire with the windscreen missing). The only thing I had to do was fix one of the wiper arms was in the slightly wrong position and re-fit a piece of the foam at the passenger side between the scuttle panel and the wing.
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Post by: Snooze on 08 May 2013, 08:36
My near side wiper is sitting an inch or so higher than it did before I had the windscreen replaced too. Do you know how to correct this?
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Post by: dubber36 on 08 May 2013, 14:13
My near side wiper is sitting an inch or so higher than it did before I had the windscreen replaced too. Do you know how to correct this?

Take the wiper arm off (being careful not to damage the bonnet) and move it clockwise by a couple of splines.
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Post by: Booth11 on 08 May 2013, 18:23
Had estimate back from body shop for following repairs:

Repair dent in passenger wheel arch and respray wing;  replace snapped fog light bracket (bumper off job);  polish out scuffs to bumper;  polish out scuffs to tailgate..........£689  :sad:

All inflicted by some idiot driver.  Will go ahead with repairs but not on insurance.

Also having wheels aligned at cost of £88

Had separate quote for painting rear diffuser gloss black.  An eye watering £287  :shocked:
Will give it a miss at that price.  May get alternative quotes for that at later date.
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 08 May 2013, 18:33
Had estimate back from body shop for following repairs:

Repair dent in passenger wheel arch and respray wing;  replace snapped fog light bracket (bumper off job);  polish out scuffs to bumper;  polish out scuffs to tailgate..........£689  :sad:

All inflicted by some idiot driver.  Will go ahead with repairs but not on insurance.

Also having wheels aligned at cost of £88

Had separate quote for painting rear diffuser gloss black.  An eye watering £287  :shocked:
Will give it a miss at that price.  May get alternative quotes for that at later date.

If they want that for the diffuser maybe the other work is overpriced too?
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 08 May 2013, 18:37
My near side wiper is sitting an inch or so higher than it did before I had the windscreen replaced too. Do you know how to correct this?

Take the wiper arm off (being careful not to damage the bonnet) and move it clockwise by a couple of splines.

A little more info.

Put the wipers into service mode. (Ignition on then off and push down once on the stalk).
Open the bonnet.
Use an small screw driver in the notch provided to lift off the cap concealing the wiper arm nut.
Use a 13mm or spanner to remove nut.
I used two other spanners to place under the wiper arm to leave it off. It was well jammed on after the engineer had tightened it up.
Align the wiper arm about 1 inch from the side of the windscreen, place on splines loosely do up the nut.
Close bonnet trying not to crush any tools or fingers.
Ignition on push stalk down once. Wipers should park perfectly.
Open bonnet tighten nut.
Replace cap
Close bonnet
Pat on back for job well done.
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Post by: dubber36 on 08 May 2013, 18:44
^^^^^^
But he wants to realign the n/s wiper. That needs to be parked in the horizontal position. You can't do that if you've put them into the service position before taking them off.

Also, when you check them afterwards, they won't work unless the bonnet is fully closed. I thought I'd broken something after I'd adjusted mine.  :embarrassed:
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Post by: Booth11 on 08 May 2013, 18:51
Had estimate back from body shop for following repairs:

Repair dent in passenger wheel arch and respray wing;  replace snapped fog light bracket (bumper off job);  polish out scuffs to bumper;  polish out scuffs to tailgate..........£689  :sad:

All inflicted by some idiot driver.  Will go ahead with repairs but not on insurance.

Also having wheels aligned at cost of £88

Had separate quote for painting rear diffuser gloss black.  An eye watering £287  :shocked:
Will give it a miss at that price.  May get alternative quotes for that at later date.

If they want that for the diffuser maybe the other work is overpriced too?

I suspect it probably is, but as it is the VW approved body shop and reputable (in terms of quality) will stick with it.  Also they can fit it in exactly when it suits me and tbh I don't really have time to trawl round a load of other places.

The diffuser is just a wish list thing and can wait.  I'll get alternative prices for that and side skirts in due course.
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 08 May 2013, 19:08
Booth, mine was main dealer. Me thinks they're having your pants down!
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Post by: dubber36 on 08 May 2013, 19:19
I wouldn't have a VW body shop even look in my car's direction after the mess they made of my last Passat. You would be much better off using a body shop that  comes highly recommended by people you know and trust.
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 08 May 2013, 19:28
^^^^^^
But he wants to realign the n/s wiper. That needs to be parked in the horizontal position. You can't do that if you've put them into the service position before taking them off.

Also, when you check them afterwards, they won't work unless the bonnet is fully closed. I thought I'd broken something after I'd adjusted mine.  :embarrassed:

Ahh missed that bit, I knew about the bonnet and the wipers not working.
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Post by: Booth11 on 08 May 2013, 20:10
Booth, mine was main dealer. Me thinks they're having your pants down!

I wouldn't have a VW body shop even look in my car's direction after the mess they made of my last Passat. You would be much better off using a body shop that  comes highly recommended by people you know and trust.

Sorry, meant to say this is the body shop the dealer uses.  Took it to dealer Initially.   Also it does come recommended by friends.  Price for repair work is pretty much what I was expecting, it's just the diffuser price that seems way off.   

Wasn't overly impressed with previous body shop I used for work on my mk5.  They had to have passenger door off and it was never the same again 

At the end of the day can only go on personal recommendations and that it is dealer recommended.  If job isn't done to satisfaction then it will be going back! 
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Post by: wigit on 09 May 2013, 19:17
Ordered it a set of AP 4 pots
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Post by: Jules Winfield on 09 May 2013, 19:30
Got a set of Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2s fitted yesterday, replacing the previous noisy Bridgestones.  The fitters managed to get goo over the edges of the alloys, so I cleaned that off today.

In addition, for the first time in ages, I paid less than £70 for a tank of fuel (136.9p per litre).  :shocked:
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Post by: mkviken on 09 May 2013, 20:12
put vpower in you tight git
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Post by: MikeT on 09 May 2013, 22:58
Updated RNS510 firmware to v3980.  V9 maps going on tomorrow. 
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Post by: Booth11 on 10 May 2013, 08:29
Some kindly pigeon has just sh!t all over it  :angry:
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Post by: dubber36 on 10 May 2013, 10:24
The last bird that sh1t on my bonnet got dumped.

Sorry
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Post by: Booth11 on 10 May 2013, 10:30
The last bird that sh1t on my bonnet got dumped.

Sorry

 :grin:
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Post by: cosmicremedy on 10 May 2013, 10:41
Some kindly pigeon has just sh!t all over it  :angry:

This wasn't an accident, they know what they are doing...  :grin:
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 10 May 2013, 18:51
The last bird that sh1t on my bonnet got dumped.

Sorry

 :grin:

I think I know her!
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 10 May 2013, 22:03
Fixed my broken MIC wire courtesy of Auto Windscreens, I wondered why he was querying if I had bluetooth fitted on the day??? He must have cut it when cutting out the windscreen, makes me wonder if the air bags are safe too.  Need to get the VCDS out and give her a scan to make sure they are ok too.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/8727261276_72015cb73b_b.jpg)
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Post by: mark@vorny.co.uk on 10 May 2013, 22:44
Some kindly pigeon has just sh!t all over it  :angry:

Barstewards. The old biddies around here feed the flying rats. I got myself an air rifle and have a cull every spring. They were choosing my drive as practice....not any more  :wink:
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Post by: cosmicremedy on 10 May 2013, 22:49
Fixed my broken MIC wire courtesy of Auto Windscreens, I wondered why he was querying if I had bluetooth fitted on the day??? He must have cut it when cutting out the windscreen, makes me wonder if the air bags are safe too.  Need to get the VCDS out and give her a scan to make sure they are ok too.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/8727261276_72015cb73b_b.jpg)

That's not good! Did they accept liability?
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 11 May 2013, 00:25
Fixed my broken MIC wire courtesy of Auto Windscreens, I wondered why he was querying if I had bluetooth fitted on the day??? He must have cut it when cutting out the windscreen, makes me wonder if the air bags are safe too.  Need to get the VCDS out and give her a scan to make sure they are ok too.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/8727261276_72015cb73b_b.jpg)

That's not good! Did they accept liability?

The fitter never even told me he cut through it figured out today when various people couldn't hear me.
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Post by: cosmicremedy on 11 May 2013, 09:10
Fixed my broken MIC wire courtesy of Auto Windscreens, I wondered why he was querying if I had bluetooth fitted on the day??? He must have cut it when cutting out the windscreen, makes me wonder if the air bags are safe too.  Need to get the VCDS out and give her a scan to make sure they are ok too.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/8727261276_72015cb73b_b.jpg)

That's not good! Did they accept liability?

The fitter never even told me he cut through it figured out today when various people couldn't hear me.

Least you've got it sorted now  :cool:
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Post by: charlie on 11 May 2013, 15:53
Car passed a thousand miles today  :wink:
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Post by: Obbzi on 11 May 2013, 23:34
Fitted Eibach lowering springs  :cool: :smiley:

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/obbzi/null-5.jpg) (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/obbzi/media/null-5.jpg.html)
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 12 May 2013, 06:08
Very nice.
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Post by: sundaydriver on 12 May 2013, 10:16
Fitted a remote garage door opening button.  :smiley:




(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu237/k33ste/011-Copy_zps8e1b90eb.jpg) (http://s651.photobucket.com/user/k33ste/media/011-Copy_zps8e1b90eb.jpg.html)

(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu237/k33ste/017-2_zpse01da308.jpg) (http://s651.photobucket.com/user/k33ste/media/017-2_zpse01da308.jpg.html)

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Post by: Raffe on 12 May 2013, 11:14
Cleaned inside and out, and a full tank of Optimax :cool:
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Post by: Exonian on 12 May 2013, 11:16
Fitted a remote garage door opening button.  :smiley:

 :cool: Cool!
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Post by: Exonian on 12 May 2013, 11:20
Giving the GTI a few days rest (not that I've used it much since last weekend).

Currently sat at the Mac playing the Vaccines loudly and researching GTI prices wondering whether to put the grey goddess on the market next month  :shocked:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g26/Andy_vRS/GreyGTI-F.jpg)
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Post by: mkviken on 12 May 2013, 12:38
Let the mrs test drive it to see if she wants it... Decided she doesn't like it as much as her SEAT... :rolleyes:
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Post by: GerryD on 12 May 2013, 14:30
Updated the RNS to 3810, hoovered and cleaned the inside while it was doing it.
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Post by: cosmicremedy on 12 May 2013, 17:12
Fitted a remote garage door opening button.

Good work, looks nice and neat  :cool:
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 12 May 2013, 21:02
Giving the GTI a few days rest (not that I've used it much since last weekend).

Currently sat at the Mac playing the Vaccines loudly and researching GTI prices wondering whether to put the grey goddess on the market next month  :shocked:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g26/Andy_vRS/GreyGTI-F.jpg)

That looks like a typical South Hereford Garages for sale shot!!!
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Post by: Exonian on 12 May 2013, 21:45
Giving the GTI a few days rest (not that I've used it much since last weekend).

Currently sat at the Mac playing the Vaccines loudly and researching GTI prices wondering whether to put the grey goddess on the market next month  :shocked:



That looks like a typical South Hereford Garages for sale shot!!!

That's more than a coincidence and the only shot I have of the car as standard!!  :grin:
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Post by: mkviken on 12 May 2013, 22:04
selling my whiteline stuff if anyone is interested
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 12 May 2013, 22:41
Giving the GTI a few days rest (not that I've used it much since last weekend).

Currently sat at the Mac playing the Vaccines loudly and researching GTI prices wondering whether to put the grey goddess on the market next month  :shocked:



That looks like a typical South Hereford Garages for sale shot!!!

That's more than a coincidence and the only shot I have of the car as standard!!  :grin:

They all look the same, at least the dealer takes consistent pictures. I have to admit its the dealership I use for my servicing.
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Post by: dubber36 on 13 May 2013, 08:06
I thought it looked like South Hereford too. The armco was the giveaway.

I've used South Hereford for years too. It's just a shame their bodyshop can turn out indifferent results.
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 13 May 2013, 17:56
I thought it looked like South Hereford too. The armco was the giveaway.

I've used South Hereford for years too. It's just a shame their bodyshop can turn out indifferent results.

They don't have a body shop do they I thought they use local places to do the work. Fortunately though I don't need to use one either.
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Post by: dubber36 on 13 May 2013, 18:39
The Hereford one has a so called approved bodyshop. I don't think that the one at Ross or wherever it is does.

My previous Passat was in for some corrosion work last year. I think they used Stevie Wonder to mix the paint. Considering the usual high standards they portray, I'm not sure how my cars was seen as acceptable to send out.
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Post by: Obbzi on 13 May 2013, 20:54
selling my whiteline stuff if anyone is interested

What is it exactly? :embarrassed:
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Post by: mkviken on 13 May 2013, 21:17
anti lift kit, bump steer reduction kit and rear sway bar

giving my wife my car so putting it back to near standard.
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Post by: Booth11 on 13 May 2013, 22:36
Its weekly clean.........followed inevitably by a deluge of dirty rain.  :cry:
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 14 May 2013, 06:45
Its weekly clean.........followed inevitably by a deluge of dirty rain.  :cry:

+1!!! I'd cleaned my by 0830 yesterday cos it looked like we were gonna have a nice day and then by the time I had to go out it p!ssed it down - gutted.
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Post by: Raffe on 14 May 2013, 07:12
My wife came out of the shops to see an elderly couple staring at the car, thinking the worst and expecting them to have hit it she asked f all was ok......

.....to which they commented on how nice the wheels were, very surprising but a nice compliment  :cool:

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Post by: mkviken on 14 May 2013, 10:54
mapped it back to standard

used bluefin handset of sale if anyone wants it



also removed the WALK, BS kit and sway bar and pipercross filter today

these are for sale if anyone wants them
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Post by: Rgdogg on 14 May 2013, 11:42
Is the bluefin for a dsg or a manual? Cheers
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Post by: mkviken on 14 May 2013, 13:23
All VAG cars

Simply Tell superchips what car and map you want when you register it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 14 May 2013, 16:05
Finally fitted my RNS315 head unit and mic.

Can't get the reverse camera to work and can't find bluetooth on the head set though. Time for a brew and a tab  :cry:
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Post by: dubber36 on 14 May 2013, 16:57
Finally fitted my RNS315 head unit and mic.
 can't find bluetooth on the head set though.

It's in the SETUP menu.
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Post by: Obbzi on 14 May 2013, 17:01
Finally fitted my RNS315 head unit and mic.
 can't find bluetooth on the head set though.

It's in the SETUP menu.

Can't see it  :cry:

It looks like each item (nav, media, radio etc) has their own "setup" menu but cant find anything for camera or bluetooth
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Post by: dubber36 on 14 May 2013, 17:09
Press PHONE, then SETUP.  :smiley:
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Post by: simonpolly on 14 May 2013, 17:09
Today I have had a rear tyre puncture repaired,the second one in a month the last one was in the other rear tyre both had nails in them :angry: very strange as the car hardly ever goes anywhere and we are anal about keeping it safe.What would you guys be thinking if the same had happened to you ?
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Post by: Obbzi on 14 May 2013, 17:09
Press PHONE, then SETUP.  :smiley:

Tried that it just mutes what ever is playing  :shocked:
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Post by: Obbzi on 14 May 2013, 17:10
Today I have had a rear tyre puncture repaired,the second one in a month the last one was in the other rear tyre both had nails in them :angry: very strange as the car hardly ever goes anywhere and we are anal about keeping it safe.What would you guys be thinking if the same had happened to you ?

Sabotage?  :angry:
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 14 May 2013, 17:16
Today I have had a rear tyre puncture repaired,the second one in a month the last one was in the other rear tyre both had nails in them :angry: very strange as the car hardly ever goes anywhere and we are anal about keeping it safe.What would you guys be thinking if the same had happened to you ?

Sabotage?  :angry:

+1 mate, we had a spate of this round where I live not so long ago but it was busy stretches of road that were being targeted.
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Post by: Obbzi on 14 May 2013, 17:22
Maybe try some no more nails? :embarrassed: Sorry :whistle:
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Post by: simonpolly on 14 May 2013, 17:23
yes I think its my nutty next door neighbour :angry:,got the police coming around
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Post by: Obbzi on 14 May 2013, 17:39
Press PHONE, then SETUP.  :smiley:

Tried that it just mutes what ever is playing  :shocked:

Could it be a Vag Com coding issue?
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Post by: dubber36 on 14 May 2013, 17:55
It sounds like it, if pressing the PHONE button just mutes the radio, the car doesn't know the phone is there.

Look at the bluetooth fitting guide in the Mk6 Maintenance section. There is a very good step by step screen shots of what to do.
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Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 14 May 2013, 18:06
Left mine at Mercedes why I borrowed an A class for the day.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 14 May 2013, 19:50
It sounds like it, if pressing the PHONE button just mutes the radio, the car doesn't know the phone is there.

Look at the bluetooth fitting guide in the Mk6 Maintenance section. There is a very good step by step screen shots of what to do.

This one?

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

If so thats the guide I followed to install the mic and head unit but this guide refers to fitting a bluetooth module whereas the RNS315 has BT built in
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 15 May 2013, 08:18
Yes, but the coding should be the same. You have to tell the car that Bluetooth is fitted, otherwise it won't work.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 15 May 2013, 11:33
Yes, but the coding should be the same. You have to tell the car that Bluetooth is fitted, otherwise it won't work.

The head unit has bkuetooth built into it though? I'm confused now  :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 15 May 2013, 11:54
Hopefully, I've explained what needs doing in your other thread.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 15 May 2013, 13:24
Hopefully, I've explained what needs doing in your other thread.

Yes, thanks mate, will stick to posting in that thread  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 19 May 2013, 18:45
Just washed it, need to get a machine polisher to get some light scratches out and a burn mark from some bird sh!t the last owner must have failed to wipe off in time...

Paint the brake calipers is also on the list of to do's, they're looking a bit grim.  Going to paint them black.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 19 May 2013, 18:45
Fitted my induction kit  :smiley:

Before:

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/obbzi/null-7.jpg) (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/obbzi/media/null-7.jpg.html)

During:

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/obbzi/null-8.jpg) (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/obbzi/media/null-8.jpg.html)

After:

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/obbzi/null-10.jpg) (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/obbzi/media/null-10.jpg.html)

Just need to take her out for a blast which I will do in a bit  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 19 May 2013, 21:23
fitted 3M film on the sides, boot/bumper, bonnet and sills of my GTI


protecting the paint for when the wife takes it on

getting pretty good at applying the film now!

the hard part is making templates


i just need to do the front bumper but its quite intricate


ive kept the templates if anyone wants them


got alot left for the front end of my clio as it will get peppered on the track. i actually got it for the clio initially but there was so much there i could do 2 cars almost
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 21 May 2013, 20:24
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file_zps17428c0d.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/file_zps17428c0d.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file_zps2dbf65d2.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/file_zps2dbf65d2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 21 May 2013, 23:24
Fitted my boot release kit  :cool:

Will put a vid on tomorrow
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 21 May 2013, 23:32
Bought bluefin for £200 can't wait too install it and see what difference it makes! Just need to sort handling out next!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 21 May 2013, 23:39
Bought bluefin for £200 can't wait too install it and see what difference it makes! Just need to sort handling out next!

Bargain! Where from?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 21 May 2013, 23:48
Found a guy selling it as he's part ex his golf for another car, spoke with superchips who confirmed its been reset and it's ready to go! Just awaiting delivery!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 21 May 2013, 23:50
Cool! Let us know how you get on with it as I've been looking at them
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 21 May 2013, 23:56
Yeah will do! It's the first thing modded to the car, next lowering springs, rear LEDs and induction kit!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: TomS_ on 22 May 2013, 10:13
Some kindly pigeon has just sh!t all over it  :angry:

This wasn't an accident, they know what they are doing...  :grin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y82mrO3pSzc
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 22 May 2013, 12:09
Some kindly pigeon has just sh!t all over it  :angry:

This wasn't an accident, they know what they are doing...  :grin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y82mrO3pSzc

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Eeef on 24 May 2013, 22:00
Fitted RNS-510 version P. Took all of 10 minutes.

Also noticed that one of my Monza centres is missing :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 24 May 2013, 22:04
Some kindly pigeon has just sh!t all over it  :angry:

This wasn't an accident, they know what they are doing...  :grin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y82mrO3pSzc

 :grin: :grin: :grin:

Frickin sh!te hawks!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 25 May 2013, 20:13
Blown my Turbo  :sad:

Good excuse to upgrade the Turbo to something bigger tho  :smiley: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 25 May 2013, 22:10
Road or track?

K04 time or bigger still?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 25 May 2013, 22:22
Track was at croft today
8 laps later clouds of blue/white smoke when on boost  :sad:
I think K04 is easiest option as the Revo software will run it ?
Bigger turbos or hybrids not sure if software is available ?
Got a couple of numbers to call in morning for some advice  :smiley:
Only got 2 weeks to sort it as booked on at Blyton lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 25 May 2013, 23:08
im at blyton in a couple of weeks on my clio
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 26 May 2013, 07:58
Track was at croft today
8 laps later clouds of blue/white smoke when on boost  :sad:
I think K04 is easiest option as the Revo software will run it ?
Bigger turbos or hybrids not sure if software is available ?
Got a couple of numbers to call in morning for some advice  :smiley:
Only got 2 weeks to sort it as booked on at Blyton lol

Agreed k04 woud seem sensible choice, good luck and be interesting to hear your feedback once sorted  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 26 May 2013, 08:32
im at blyton in a couple of weeks on my clio

Fridat 7th June is the one i'm going to is with LVS from Lincoln, Deep Shine Detailing has got a stand there and wants to put my car on, (it maybe on the stand allday if i dont get it fixed now  :sad:) Revo, Forge and a few others are there aswell,
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,64999.0.html


Track was at croft today
8 laps later clouds of blue/white smoke when on boost  :sad:
I think K04 is easiest option as the Revo software will run it ?
Bigger turbos or hybrids not sure if software is available ?
Got a couple of numbers to call in morning for some advice  :smiley:
Only got 2 weeks to sort it as booked on at Blyton lol

Agreed k04 woud seem sensible choice, good luck and be interesting to hear your feedback once sorted  :evil:

Yes i think that will be the route i will be going, will keep ya informed  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 27 May 2013, 13:50
Decided to spray my caps black....hate that nasty blue color  :drool:

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_0820_zpsaaa7d3be.jpg) (http://s1112.photobucket.com/user/rocketrossuk/media/IMG_0820_zpsaaa7d3be.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 27 May 2013, 20:32
Removed my front mudflaps as people on here say they look better without them.
Also with it being lowered they foul a speed bump at work unless crawling.
Going to see how it goes and decide but so far I like it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 27 May 2013, 21:01
 :shocked: never had mine bottom out and I'm on sportlines. If they hit the deck then best part of the back box and underbody shield is on the deck
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 27 May 2013, 21:46
Maybe cause I'm on h&r spring which are slightly lower at the front.
No clearance problems anywhere just the front flaps on one particular speed bump at work.
It's about 3.5" tall and they catch when dropping off the other side of it.
I'll see how it goes and how clean my car stays.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 27 May 2013, 21:54
dug the 35 GTI dice out and hung them off the rear grab handle
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 28 May 2013, 06:28
dug the 35 GTI dice out and hung them off the rear grab handle

Lol! My neice and nephew brought me the cap and dice for my birthday last week. Thought they might look fun at inters on the dash and rear view mirror.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 28 May 2013, 10:42
Decided to spray my caps black....hate that nasty blue color  :drool:

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_0820_zpsaaa7d3be.jpg) (http://s1112.photobucket.com/user/rocketrossuk/media/IMG_0820_zpsaaa7d3be.jpg.html)

Very nice, but... http://www.akstuning.co.uk/#/shop/4572359405/Washer-Coolant-Cap/4516651
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 28 May 2013, 15:03
Decided to spray my caps black....hate that nasty blue color  :drool:

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_0820_zpsaaa7d3be.jpg) (http://s1112.photobucket.com/user/rocketrossuk/media/IMG_0820_zpsaaa7d3be.jpg.html)

Very nice, but... http://www.akstuning.co.uk/#/shop/4572359405/Washer-Coolant-Cap/4516651

Yeah seen them before, but £8.50 or Free....Every pennie counts at the minute  :tongue:

Plus, this black paint has sexy silver speckles in it
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 28 May 2013, 16:06
Other than yourself and your mechanic who actually see the caps who really cares what colour the washer caps are....I really don't get under bonnet cosmetic mods unless you're building a show car :huh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 28 May 2013, 17:03
Other than yourself and your mechanic who actually see the caps who really cares what colour the washer caps are....I really don't get under bonnet cosmetic mods unless you're building a show car :huh:

Because you know it's there, each to there own I guess...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 28 May 2013, 17:16
Took it in for some minor repairs and wheel alignment this morning.  Received ominous call from body shop this afternoon.   

Whilst doing the wheel alignment, they saw that the front passenger tyre was very badly damaged on the inside. Further investigation revealed that the inside edge of the alloy was severely flattened.   

New wheel and tyre required  :cry:  On order.

Surprisingly the wheel alignment was only slightly out.

In the meantime, have the misfortune to be driving Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 courtesy car  :sick:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 28 May 2013, 17:37
Took it in for some minor repairs and wheel alignment this morning.  Received ominous call from body shop this afternoon.   

Whilst doing the wheel alignment, they saw that the front passenger tyre was very badly damaged on the inside. Further investigation revealed that the inside edge of the alloy was severely flattened.   

New wheel and tyre required  :cry:  On order.

Surprisingly the wheel alignment was only slightly out.

In the meantime, have the misfortune to be driving Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 courtesy car  :sick:


I feel for you !!!!

Not because of the wheel......Having to drive that god awful car. I have had 2 Corsa in the past, both nearly killed me with crazy mechanical faults

(one of them the steering wheel kept spinning - luckily doing 5mph at the time, and the second, the brake line and had no brakes going down a hill - I WILL NEVER BUY VAUXHALL AGAIN !!!!!)  Rant over  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 28 May 2013, 17:53

I feel for you !!!!

Not because of the wheel......Having to drive that god awful car. I have had 2 Corsa in the past, both nearly killed me with crazy mechanical faults

(one of them the steering wheel kept spinning - luckily doing 5mph at the time, and the second, the brake line and had no brakes going down a hill - I WILL NEVER BUY VAUXHALL AGAIN !!!!!)  Rant over  :laugh:

Haha  :laugh:

Yeah it's a god awful car.  It does not perform well in 1st or 2nd gear, and there's a strange grinding noise coming from somewhere!  Not good uphill either, thought I might have to get out and push it at one point.  Only consolation is it's got courtesy car sign written all over it, so at least no one will think I actually chosen to buy such a heap!

I once had a Corsa myself but that was a long time ago and I'd blocked it from my memory .....until now  :laugh:

Still, makes me appreciate the gti all the more.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 28 May 2013, 18:30
Other than yourself and your mechanic who actually see the caps who really cares what colour the washer caps are....I really don't get under bonnet cosmetic mods unless you're building a show car :huh:

Because you know it's there, each to there own I guess...


Amen to that!

(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i477/Ginge35Edition/cars/216CAE87-158B-4159-BBC1-53B962B0A561-715-000000AF5EA5F6AB_zpsd680f90c.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 28 May 2013, 19:08
Other than yourself and your mechanic who actually see the caps who really cares what colour the washer caps are....I really don't get under bonnet cosmetic mods unless you're building a show car :huh:

Because you know it's there, each to there own I guess...

The satisfaction when your sat on your sofa imagining your black caps must make you feel very happy :cool:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 28 May 2013, 20:09
Just downloaded my bluefin to the car, wow it's turned in to a little monster now!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 28 May 2013, 20:47
dug the 35 GTI dice out and hung them off the rear grab handle

Lol! My neice and nephew brought me the cap and dice for my birthday last week. Thought they might look fun at inters on the dash and rear view mirror.

dice for the mirror but i reckon you should wear the 35 hat :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 28 May 2013, 20:52
dug the 35 GTI dice out and hung them off the rear grab handle

Lol! My neice and nephew brought me the cap and dice for my birthday last week. Thought they might look fun at inters on the dash and rear view mirror.

dice for the mirror but i reckon you should wear the 35 hat :)

With a lot of thought err NO! Tw@t in hat springs to mind!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Eeef on 28 May 2013, 21:15
Just downloaded my bluefin to the car, wow it's turned in to a little monster now!!

On the cusp of purchasing. Has it really made that much difference? Where do you feel it most?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 28 May 2013, 21:29
Only done a few mile with it on to get to work, but you can feel it all the way through the gears, especially on overtaking, I think it's about an extra 44bhp which is like driving a different car, I was not expecting such a difference! Really happy with it at the moment but will need to put more miles on it first.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 29 May 2013, 00:18
I'm tempted by bluefin too  :evil:

How much did you pay for the unit and how much was the software?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 29 May 2013, 00:22
I got a reset unit that someone did not want any longer, because it was in its the first 12 months superchips will reset it for free under warranty, I paid £200 for it and I think there going for £365 new
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 29 May 2013, 00:34
I got a reset unit that someone did not want any longer, because it was in its the first 12 months superchips will reset it for free under warranty, I paid £200 for it and I think there going for £365 new

So all in £200? Excellent!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 29 May 2013, 00:39
Yes all in very happy! But only done about 4 miles with it so far but very impressed with it so far, was saving up for the rear LEDs but thought this was too good to miss out on!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 29 May 2013, 12:06
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/obbzi/null-7.jpg) (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/obbzi/media/null-7.jpg.html)

Looks like I'm not the only one with sagging sound deadening hanging off the bonnet.  Mine has gone in the same place  :sad:  have to replace it soon....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 29 May 2013, 13:23
I got a reset unit that someone did not want any longer, because it was in its the first 12 months superchips will reset it for free under warranty, I paid £200 for it and I think there going for £365 new

So all in £200? Excellent!

You can buy mine for £100 and reset for not alot more.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 29 May 2013, 13:39
What did you think to the bluefin mkviken?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 29 May 2013, 18:45
I bluefin'd my car at about 6 or 8 weeks old and with about 700 miles on the clock and loved it.

Very smooth OEM power delivery - just more of it everywhere but not so aggressive or unrefined to spoil the car.

Superchips customer service is superb and it literally takes 5mins to revert from standard to tuned map.

I would have left it on but my wife has taken on my car and she doesn't want any mods so I decided to sell alot of stuff.

I paid £400 and thought it was well worth it.

If I were buying about her VAG car I would keep the handset but doubt I will any time soon so might as well sell it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 29 May 2013, 19:08
I got a reset unit that someone did not want any longer, because it was in its the first 12 months superchips will reset it for free under warranty, I paid £200 for it and I think there going for £365 new

So all in £200? Excellent!

You can buy mine for £100 and reset for not alot more.

Ace! Thought it might have been yours he'd bought! How much does it cost to reset?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 29 May 2013, 20:00
It would be worth ringing up superchips and asking, but I'm sure I've seen in another non vw forum that it was about £170 to reset but don't quote me on that.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 29 May 2013, 20:35
This maybe of interest.
Bluefin reset £225
http://www.superchips.co.uk/search?make=58&fueltype=1&model=533&variant=2536
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mike. on 29 May 2013, 20:42
I got my Bluefin transferred from my MK5 to my MK6, cost was £199.90 including delivery as I had to send the unit back for updating.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 29 May 2013, 20:55
£225 to reset?  :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 29 May 2013, 21:00
Mine has been in vw for the last two days having the inlet manifold changed.

Was given a passat cc as courtesy car, nice cars :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 29 May 2013, 21:07
Mine has been in vw for the last two days having the inlet manifold changed.

Was given a passat cc as courtesy car, nice cars :)

I've had to have my inlet manifold changed as well. I wonder how common this problem is...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 29 May 2013, 21:18
Mine has been in vw for the last two days having the inlet manifold changed.

Was given a passat cc as courtesy car, nice cars :)

I've had to have my inlet manifold changed as well. I wonder how common this problem is...

Hopefully not too common, I wouldn't want to pay for it once my warranty runs out. They changed inlet manifold and injector seals.

I also ordered my pipercross cold air intake and booked in for a revo remap on 8th June :3
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 29 May 2013, 22:37
Lucky you...need to get mine booked in at R-Tech for custom Stage 1 map....How much was the filter?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 29 May 2013, 23:01
Today I fitted my mtec cosmic blue headlamp bulbs which match the led sidelights well.
Very awkward not to catch the bulb on the headlamp when trying to find the hole.
I must be out of practice :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 29 May 2013, 23:10
Packed the AP 4 pot kit in the boot and a Watkins Gelen ready foR fitting at AKS later in the week
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 30 May 2013, 07:22
Lucky you...need to get mine booked in at R-Tech for custom Stage 1 map....How much was the filter?

I paid £322.92 delivered from gnj motorsport. Can't recommend them highly enough
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 30 May 2013, 09:37
Lucky you...need to get mine booked in at R-Tech for custom Stage 1 map....How much was the filter?

I paid £322.92 delivered from gnj motorsport. Can't recommend them highly enough

delivered? what exactly did you order....did you not get it done on a rolling road?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 30 May 2013, 10:07
Lucky you...need to get mine booked in at R-Tech for custom Stage 1 map....How much was the filter?

I paid £322.92 delivered from gnj motorsport. Can't recommend them highly enough

delivered? what exactly did you order....did you not get it done on a rolling road?

Sorry not for both, That was for the filter including delivery, the map is 499+ vat from triple h Motorsport. (REVO dealer)

http://www.gnjmotorsport.com/products/Pipercross-Air-Intake-For-Golf-Mk6-GTI-%26-Scirocco-2.0-TSI.html
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 30 May 2013, 12:21
Another inlet manifold problem! Just hope they change it under warranty as I have had the car under a year, bought at a user approved dealership so here's hoping.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 30 May 2013, 12:26
It's a big job too, labour intensive. Mine was in vw for 2 days.

Mind you, it may be because they will charge vw for labour so they'll stretch it out :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 30 May 2013, 15:45
Took it in to the dealers who said they can't look at it till the 11th June.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 30 May 2013, 17:52
Took it in to the dealers who said they can't look at it till the 11th June.

Will you have to pay for them to look at it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 30 May 2013, 18:44
I'm not doing, I have not had it 12 months so talking with vw customer relations they said it should be covered with the 12 months approved used car warranty, but the guy at the dealers said he can't say if it's covered as he does not know what's wrong with the car. So frustrating.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 30 May 2013, 20:50
I've had an annoying rattle from my left rear door trim when on rough roads.
So today I removed both rear door trims and got some foam from an upholstery shop (which was free)
I then cut the foam and filled all the hollow sections of the door trim.
Once fitted back on there's no longer any flex in the panel when you push the top section.
So no more rattle and seems to have reduced road noise quite a bit.
I'll give it a week or so and if it stays silent I'll do my front doors. I've been battling rattles for a few weeks adjusting door latches lubing locks, adjusting the tailgate, adding felt for the parcel shelf to sit on, wrapping tape on the seat catches.
My doors used to creak and I tried polishing the body where it makes contact but in the end I rubbed Vaseline into the seals and that seems to have cured them for now.

After all that I gave it a wash then parked it back in its house to keep it clean.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 30 May 2013, 21:26
I've just finished putting my car back together after dismantling the factory airbox and removing the intake pipe,only to realise pipercross have sent the intake for a Audi TT-RS

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 30 May 2013, 21:33
I've just finished putting my car back together after dismantling the factory airbox and removing the intake pipe,only to realise pipercross have sent the intake for a Audi TT-RS

Got to laugh....as it happened to me before. I always check the box every time now..... :smug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 30 May 2013, 21:41
I've just finished putting my car back together after dismantling the factory airbox and removing the intake pipe,only to realise pipercross have sent the intake for a Audi TT-RS

Got to laugh....as it happened to me before. I always check the box every time now..... :smug:

Yeah I will definitely be checking when the replacement arrives, it didn't even come with instructions  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 30 May 2013, 21:52
I've just finished putting my car back together after dismantling the factory airbox and removing the intake pipe,only to realise pipercross have sent the intake for a Audi TT-RS

D'oh!  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 30 May 2013, 21:53
Got someone with Vagcom to sort my reveraing camera out! Hooray!

Just need the bluetooth sorting now  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 30 May 2013, 23:34
Quick pic!

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/obbzi/null-12.jpg) (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/obbzi/media/null-12.jpg.html)

 :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 31 May 2013, 06:17
im at blyton in a couple of weeks on my clio

Fridat 7th June is the one i'm going to is with LVS from Lincoln, Deep Shine Detailing has got a stand there and wants to put my car on, (it maybe on the stand allday if i dont get it fixed now  :sad:) Revo, Forge and a few others are there aswell,
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,64999.0.html


Track was at croft today
8 laps later clouds of blue/white smoke when on boost  :sad:
I think K04 is easiest option as the Revo software will run it ?
Bigger turbos or hybrids not sure if software is available ?
Got a couple of numbers to call in morning for some advice  :smiley:
Only got 2 weeks to sort it as booked on at Blyton lol

Agreed k04 woud seem sensible choice, good luck and be interesting to hear your feedback once sorted  :evil:

Yes i think that will be the route i will be going, will keep ya informed  :smiley:

I had my turbo checked out yesterday and all looks fine, by the look of it there is a build up of oil in the intake pipes cooler etc, so the mechanic thinks the smoke is down to that, got a forge catch can on order now so they can remove the pcv system and keep the intake system oil free  :smiley:
Will see if this sorts it out ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 31 May 2013, 15:33
popped over to AKS Tuning for Alex to do a few bits on the car including, ride height tweaks, arch liner mod to the front wings, and to fit these

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/6365ED28-E085-4A5F-8301-60CBB751B2E0-2723-0000073D14A3EB58_zpsb4a05622.jpg) (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/wigit71/media/Ed35/6365ED28-E085-4A5F-8301-60CBB751B2E0-2723-0000073D14A3EB58_zpsb4a05622.jpg.html)

also took it to have a look at a mk7 GTI in Bedford which is a really nice car and my wife needs one in her life
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 31 May 2013, 15:43
popped over to AKS Tuning for Alex to do a few bits on the car including, ride height tweaks, arch liner mod to the front wings, and to fit these

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/6365ED28-E085-4A5F-8301-60CBB751B2E0-2723-0000073D14A3EB58_zpsb4a05622.jpg) (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/wigit71/media/Ed35/6365ED28-E085-4A5F-8301-60CBB751B2E0-2723-0000073D14A3EB58_zpsb4a05622.jpg.html)

also took it to have a look at a mk7 GTI in Bedford which is a really nice car and my wife needs one in her life

what size discs are those mate? does the ed35 run 312s the same as the gti? or are they the same size as the R20.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 31 May 2013, 15:50
the 35 has stock 312mm, AP kit runs 330 with 4 pot callipers, nice balance for the car and doesn't feel over braked, the stock watkins glens are a nightmare and need a 3mm spacer on these so some 8mm hubcentrics going to be ordered
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 31 May 2013, 16:16
Missed it  :sad:

Still in repairers and won't be back till next week.   Decided to go through insurance due to wheel/tyre damage.  Got confirmation from VW insurance that claim approved, the assessor commented on what a nice car it was after seeing the photos.  Can't wait to get it back, have had enough of the cr@ppy corsa now!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 31 May 2013, 19:12
I have corsas and all types of vauxhalls on the back of my transporter and the only place they should be delivered to is the tip hope you get your gti back soon  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 31 May 2013, 21:12
I have corsas and all types of vauxhalls on the back of my transporter and the only place they should be delivered to is the tip hope you get your gti back soon  :cool:

Amen to that, charlie  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 31 May 2013, 22:59
Took my car to get the suspension knocking noise looked at.

Turns out the idiots that lowered my car made a right balls up of the front end :cry: :cry:

Apparently one side was lower than the other and it might need a new top mount :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 01 June 2013, 11:57
Missed it  :sad:

Still in repairers and won't be back till next week.   Decided to go through insurance due to wheel/tyre damage.  Got confirmation from VW insurance that claim approved, the assessor commented on what a nice car it was after seeing the photos.  Can't wait to get it back, have had enough of the cr@ppy corsa now!

Missed mine too  :cry: :cry: :cry:

At least I have an UP!  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 01 June 2013, 14:06
Missed it  :sad:

Still in repairers and won't be back till next week.   Decided to go through insurance due to wheel/tyre damage.  Got confirmation from VW insurance that claim approved, the assessor commented on what a nice car it was after seeing the photos.  Can't wait to get it back, have had enough of the cr@ppy corsa now!

Missed mine too  :cry: :cry: :cry:

At least I have an UP!  :whistle:

Don't rub it in  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 01 June 2013, 14:37
noticed that it needs new discs and pads and new tyres so been out looking for bigger brakes kits

What are people using? Not sure if I should just buy some R32/S3 bigger brakes
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 03 June 2013, 17:20
Fitted the 2nd pipercross induction kit I've been sent. 1st was for a TT-rs, they sent the correct one this time but it didn't have the joiner from the hard pipe to the maf.

Good job I had a bit of 3 inch silicone boost pipe lying around to temp connect.

On the phone to the supplier again :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 03 June 2013, 21:10
Fitted the 2nd pipercross induction kit I've been sent. 1st was for a TT-rs, they sent the correct one this time but it didn't have the joiner from the hard pipe to the maf.

Good job I had a bit of 3 inch silicone boost pipe lying around to temp connect.

On the phone to the supplier again :)

any difference in noise or pull when accelerating
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 03 June 2013, 21:40
Eml came on, just checked and the make shift join has come off the maf. It's too hot to put on tonight.

Although you could hear it sucking the air through, not as loud as I thought it'd be though
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 04 June 2013, 15:10
Got it back from body shop :smiley:

Must say they've done a top job all round, looks great and they didn't wash it as per my instructions  :cool:  They showed me pics of the damaged wheel and tyre - not good!

Does anyone know how long I should wait before waxing a resprayed panel?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 04 June 2013, 15:24
Got it back from body shop :smiley:

Must say they've done a top job all round, looks great and they didn't wash it as per my instructions  :cool:  They showed me pics of the damaged wheel and tyre - not good!

Does anyone know how long I should wait before waxing a resprayed panel?

Depends on the paint system used really, typically 7 days to fully cure....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 05 June 2013, 11:02
Just sent my super chips unit off to be reset. It has to be sent off so will cost £232.50.

Cheaper than starting again
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 05 June 2013, 13:25
Just sent my super chips unit off to be reset. It has to be sent off so will cost £232.50.

Cheaper than starting again

Surely for £290 a R-Tech Custom Map would have been a better choice. But let us know how you get on :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 05 June 2013, 13:47
R Tech custom map??
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 05 June 2013, 15:23
R Tech custom map??

Yeah, here is thier site: http://www.r-techpower.co.uk/r-tech-vw-remap.htm

They are so busy, 3-4 weeks waiting list.

They have the best maps in the country by a mile. They use / created TIV mapping which gives perfect power through out the power band. Think they can get around 265BHP on MK6 GTI Stage 1 with no stress on any component.

Booking mine in for the end of June. - I live in Bradford and will have to travel 2 hours to get there, but well worth it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 05 June 2013, 17:21
67.1 mpg on the way to work and 64.7mpg on the way home. Increased the range to 680miles (full tank).
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 05 June 2013, 19:23
noticed that it needs new discs and pads and new tyres so been out looking for bigger brakes kits

What are people using? Not sure if I should just buy some R32/S3 bigger brakes
dont forget the cupra brakes been red they match. They are often cheaper too.
Ap make a kit that even fits behind the 17" wheels.
I like the drivability results of the superchip mapped cars. Much smoother delivery and smoother torque than alot of maps out there. Much kinder on the marshmallow manual clutch, the weak ihi turbo, diaphragms oem dv and the cvsystem.


Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 05 June 2013, 19:45
My cheap Gti grill came from eBay so I stripped it just to change the red trims over on to my gtd.
I'm very happy with the results.
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j437/kevsfr/null-4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 05 June 2013, 20:23
Well after my smokey engine last week which I thought that my turbo had gone,
After an inspection the garage is pretty certain it was down to the PCV system putting oil into the intake system and pressurising the crank, so decided to fit a Forge catch can, will be testing it out properly on Friday to see if this has solved the problem  :smiley:

Kit is a perfect fit and everything needed to complete the job

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps684d7ed6.png)
Parts removed
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps5b98b9ab.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps3178fc36.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zpsa5a1b42c.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps724c2060.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 05 June 2013, 21:44
Filled a few stone chips ready for sanding back at the weekend!! :sick:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 06 June 2013, 16:17
Filled a few stone chips ready for sanding back at the weekend!! :sick:

Filled with paint and then flattened off?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 06 June 2013, 17:57
Filled a few stone chips ready for sanding back at the weekend!! :sick:

Filled with paint and then flattened off?


Yup! Had a go at them tonight but i think i need to put a little more paint in them as when the paints cured it's shrunk quite a lot so sits too low, grrrrr >:(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 06 June 2013, 20:40
What are you going to use to sand them back, i have been wondering whether a machine polisher with the right pad might be good at it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 06 June 2013, 21:16
Well after my smokey engine last week which I thought that my turbo had gone,
After an inspection the garage is pretty certain it was down to the PCV system putting oil into the intake system and pressurising the crank, so decided to fit a Forge catch can, will be testing it out properly on Friday to see if this has solved the problem  :smiley:

Kit is a perfect fit and everything needed to complete the job

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps684d7ed6.png)
Parts removed
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps5b98b9ab.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps3178fc36.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zpsa5a1b42c.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps724c2060.jpg)

So what happens with the washer bottle spout?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 06 June 2013, 22:25
^^^^ the small round cap next to the catch tank is the new washer filler neck,
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 06 June 2013, 22:34
does the TSI engine even need a catch can system, thought it was pretty good at holding oil and not building up.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Poached on 06 June 2013, 22:44
does the TSI engine even need a catch can system, thought it was pretty good at holding oil and not building up.

Haven't heard of any TFSI or TSI engines having performance problems as a result of not fitting a catch can.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Poached on 06 June 2013, 22:46
Just sent my super chips unit off to be reset. It has to be sent off so will cost £232.50.

Cheaper than starting again

Surely for £290 a R-Tech Custom Map would have been a better choice. But let us know how you get on :)

R Tech don't currently offer TSI software, they will put Revo software on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 06 June 2013, 23:00
does the TSI engine even need a catch can system, thought it was pretty good at holding oil and not building up.

The PCV is prone to failure and I think that was causing my car to smoke when it is really pushed, so I thought I'd get rid of the pcv and fit a can,

http://www.forgemotorsport.com/content.asp?inc=product&cat=&product=FMCT2
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 07 June 2013, 00:09
What are you going to use to sand them back, i have been wondering whether a machine polisher with the right pad might be good at it.

A pad won't do it as the flex in the pad will just round off the excess paint and also take off some of the clear coat in the area.

The paint needs to be 'nibbed' and then spot sanded. These festool items are the dogs danglies for this kind of job

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/ecom-prodshow/497525.html

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/ecom-prodshow/DWGB.html

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 07 June 2013, 08:37
What are you going to use to sand them back, i have been wondering whether a machine polisher with the right pad might be good at it.

I'm using these:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=1072

With a few different grades of these:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/machine-polishing-pads/polishing-accessories/wet-sanding/scholl-concepts-daisies-25-pack/prod_1073.html

Followed by a DA polish with Megs 105 and 205.

 :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 07 June 2013, 18:40
Filled a few stone chips ready for sanding back at the weekend!! :sick:

Filled with paint and then flattened off?


Yup! Had a go at them tonight but i think i need to put a little more paint in them as when the paints cured it's shrunk quite a lot so sits too low, grrrrr >:(

Need to do this with a few chips myself, gonna have to invest in a machine polisher first though...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: nige smith on 09 June 2013, 14:51
Washed, waxed & took some snaps!
(http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww145/nigeR3/IMG_1920_zps8716b4bb.jpg) (http://s714.photobucket.com/user/nigeR3/media/IMG_1920_zps8716b4bb.jpg.html)

(http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww145/nigeR3/IMG_1919_zps50713132.jpg) (http://s714.photobucket.com/user/nigeR3/media/IMG_1919_zps50713132.jpg.html)

(http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww145/nigeR3/IMG_1921_zps6ca87f55.jpg) (http://s714.photobucket.com/user/nigeR3/media/IMG_1921_zps6ca87f55.jpg.html)

(http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww145/nigeR3/IMG_1922_zps864721c3.jpg) (http://s714.photobucket.com/user/nigeR3/media/IMG_1922_zps864721c3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 09 June 2013, 15:17
Washed, waxed & took some snaps!

Looks nice, but you really need to upgrade your wheels mate, them 17 make it look very standard.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 09 June 2013, 15:22
What are you going to use to sand them back, i have been wondering whether a machine polisher with the right pad might be good at it.

A pad won't do it as the flex in the pad will just round off the excess paint and also take off some of the clear coat in the area.

The paint needs to be 'nibbed' and then spot sanded. These festool items are the dogs danglies for this kind of job

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/ecom-prodshow/497525.html

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/ecom-prodshow/DWGB.html

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: nige smith on 09 June 2013, 15:25
Washed, waxed & took some snaps!

Looks nice, but you really need to upgrade your wheels mate, them 17 make it look very standard.

I like standard! 18s would make the ride harsher too!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 09 June 2013, 17:51
Washed mine as I felt guilty after the reflection photo thread post   :grin:
Also took it for a drive and finally pasted the 10, 000 mile mark. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 09 June 2013, 18:04
Washed, waxed & took some snaps!

Looks nice, but you really need to upgrade your wheels mate, them 17 make it look very standard.

I like standard! 18s would make the ride harsher too!
each to there own life would be boring if we liked the same stuff :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 09 June 2013, 20:02
I have the 17's on mine and I think it suits the car. I don't like the 18" Monza's - like you say, each to their own  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 09 June 2013, 20:22
I juat dont like the way the 18s corrode.

And to keep it on topic.
I cleaned the inside
Fixed my gearknob thats always slightly moved about since day one.
Checked the tyre pressures.. :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 10 June 2013, 19:39
Received my bluefin back from superchips after being reset. Plugged it in and got an error.

Think my ecu is blocking the read from the superchips hand held. Kept getting hardware error d004.

Will be looking for a refund and looking for somewhere else to remap it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 10 June 2013, 19:45
What age is your car? Is it a GTI or GTD
I know Of a 2012 GTI bluefined without issues.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 10 June 2013, 19:57
its a 2010, I will ring them in the morning. I have read online that there are some cars that the ECU blocks.

Before deciding to use Bluefin I went to Evotune and he said there was no way to map the car without bypassing the ECU. Superchips said they could.

It may be that Superchips haven't unlocked it correctly or maybe have it linked to the wrong car. I will see what they have to say.

What does your mate car go like?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 10 June 2013, 20:07
Not bad extremely smooth and linear.
You should have no trouble with a 2010 GTI as I have read about loads that age been bluefined
GTDs have locked out ecus
GTIs from iirc mid 2012 are locked out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 10 June 2013, 20:27
booked it on a trip back home to wolfsburg this weekend and a night at the ring
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 11 June 2013, 08:38
Update - tried my bluefin again this morning and it has downloaded original map to send to superchips.

Hmm, not sure what happened there.

Anyway at work now so I can't send it off till tonight :(

I'm worried now that during upload of the new map it fails with a half loaded map....... :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 11 June 2013, 08:57
Update - tried my bluefin again this morning and it has downloaded original map to send to superchips.

Hmm, not sure what happened there.

Anyway at work now so I can't send it off till tonight :(

I'm worried now that during upload of the new map it fails with a half loaded map....... :undecided:

I feel for you, But living in Newcastle you have a great mapping company about 20 mils away. PDT mapping is one of the best in the country and they are only in Sunderland.

They have a great service. Give them a shout.....you wont regret it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 11 June 2013, 10:38
PDT is no longer a running company. They have again changed names, now to Sedox.

I have had a map done by them before when I had my Vectra, tbh it went well for a diesel. Although my mate had his seat Leon cupra done there and when he had it rr'd elsewhere he was advised to take the map off as fueling was wrong and something else was wrong.

Have you had any dealings with them?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 11 June 2013, 12:07
PDT is no longer a running company. They have again changed names, now to Sedox.

I have had a map done by them before when I had my Vectra, tbh it went well for a diesel. Although my mate had his seat Leon cupra done there and when he had it rr'd elsewhere he was advised to take the map off as fueling was wrong and something else was wrong.

Have you had any dealings with them?

Yeah sorry Sedox, forgot they had changed names. I havent personally, few friends have though, and they were really pleased. I think they have really stepped up their game in last year or two.

My first choice been in West Yorkshire would be R-Tech, closely followed by Sedox.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 11 June 2013, 12:47
Pd tuning used to be a revo dealer but had the franchise taken from them.

Like I said, they mapped my Vectra well. I will give bluefin a chance and see what it is like. I only paid £220 for it to be reset as I had it from my previous car.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 11 June 2013, 15:05
Received my bluefin back from superchips after being reset. Plugged it in and got an error.

Think my ecu is blocking the read from the superchips hand held. Kept getting hardware error d004.

Will be looking for a refund and looking for somewhere else to remap it.

A mate has a 2011 GTI Bluefinned and it didn't have a locked ECU. I suspect its an error in the file Superchips sent you.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 11 June 2013, 15:36
Received my bluefin back from superchips after being reset. Plugged it in and got an error.

Think my ecu is blocking the read from the superchips hand held. Kept getting hardware error d004.

Will be looking for a refund and looking for somewhere else to remap it.

A mate has a 2011 GTI Bluefinned and it didn't have a locked ECU. I suspect its an error in the file Superchips sent you.

It was when the bluefin unit was reading the current map that it failed, it has now read it successfully.

I will download it when I get home and upload the new map to the car. I'll let you know how it drives when it's all done
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 11 June 2013, 20:51
Well after my smokey engine last week which I thought that my turbo had gone,
After an inspection the garage is pretty certain it was down to the PCV system putting oil into the intake system and pressurising the crank, so decided to fit a Forge catch can, will be testing it out properly on Friday to see if this has solved the problem  :smiley:

Kit is a perfect fit and everything needed to complete the job

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps684d7ed6.png)
Parts removed
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps5b98b9ab.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps3178fc36.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zpsa5a1b42c.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps724c2060.jpg)

Well after a good test on track on Friday I'm pleased to say that the catch can system has sorted out the problem, no sign of any smoke whatsoever,
The faulty valve in the pcv system rather pressurises the crank or puts oil straight into the intake pipe,
A worthwhile mod IMO
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 11 June 2013, 21:13
Bluefin installed and wow what a difference, although the eml came on as soon as I started the engine.

Haven't got a fault code yet, any ideas? Hopefully I can reset it and it won't come back
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 11 June 2013, 21:23
Spoke to superchips about this and they said it should clear after abit, mine didn't and the fault code read p2015 which means a new inlet manifold which has nothing to do with the bluefin. The bluefin should show u the fault code mine did, good luck!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 11 June 2013, 21:25
got back from offshore to find my golf still in one piece.

was pretty scruffy so gave it a wash.

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file_zpsc20dd4af.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/file_zpsc20dd4af.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 11 June 2013, 21:28
got back from offshore to find my golf still in one piece.

was pretty scruffy so gave it a wash.

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file_zpsc20dd4af.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/file_zpsc20dd4af.jpg.html)

Looking clean, would love to hear how your miltek catback sounds
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 11 June 2013, 22:12
buy it off me and you can listen to it whenever you like! :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 11 June 2013, 22:14
buy it off me and you can listen to it whenever you like! :wink:

Is it for sale?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 11 June 2013, 22:16
yeah i put it in the sales section a couple of weeks ago i think.

i would leave it on purely for looks alone but i dont really drive the car now so might as well et something for my clio with the money. (another milltek probably  :rolleyes:)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 11 June 2013, 22:17
buy it off me and you can listen to it whenever you like! :wink:

Which out of the steering / suspension mods had made the most improvement to the handling.

Once i have my map...then on to brake and handling. Start with springs / coilovers  or ARB / WALK?

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 11 June 2013, 22:18
yeah i put it in the sales section a couple of weeks ago i think.

i would leave it on purely for looks alone but i dont really drive the car now so might as well et something for my clio with the money. (another milltek probably  :rolleyes:)

After just reading your last post....what else you selling cheap?  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 11 June 2013, 22:18
Claybarred my Golf, have got some more goodies to use too. Fingers crossed the Maguiars DA G220 v2 turns up friday.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3680/9020281688_137224c485_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 11 June 2013, 22:36
You seems to have bough a lot of products for your wheel there...

Give a list of exactly what you got bro...and whats with the Maoam  :tongue:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 11 June 2013, 23:01
Claybarred my Golf, have got some more goodies to use too. Fingers crossed the Maguiars DA G220 v2 turns up friday.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3680/9020281688_137224c485_b.jpg)

EX-P is good stuff

been using it a while and really adds to the depth and shine of the paint

really easy on and off too so its always quick to use but if you leave it on an hour or so you get a more 'wet' look to the paint.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 11 June 2013, 23:03
buy it off me and you can listen to it whenever you like! :wink:

Which out of the steering / suspension mods had made the most improvement to the handling.

Once i have my map...then on to brake and handling. Start with springs / coilovers  or ARB / WALK?

Thanks


all the suspension parts except the B12 kit are sold


i think the WALK was worth having and the sway bar made a difference but i thought the BS kit was crap

the B12 kit is amazing and will most likely be staying on the car as it rides much better as well as handles a bit better and looks spot on to me.

i would possibly sell it for the right money but not bothered really


the exhaust could probably go just to free us some space on my shed more than anything.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 12 June 2013, 06:31
yeah i put it in the sales section a couple of weeks ago i think.

i would leave it on purely for looks alone but i dont really drive the car now so might as well et something for my clio with the money. (another milltek probably  :rolleyes:)

I would love to have it but I'm going on my holiday soon and my gf wouldn't be impressed if I spent some of her spending money. You are just down the road from me too
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 12 June 2013, 17:24
You seems to have bough a lot of products for your wheel there...

Give a list of exactly what you got bro...and whats with the Maoam  :tongue:

Left to Right:
Poorboys wheel cleaner - obviously for the wheels
Poorboys Super Swirl Remover (SSR1) - light swirl remover. (smells of bananas)
Poorboys EX-P - Sealant for after the swirl remover. (smells of coconut)
Valet Pro Dragons Breath - wheel cleaner rumoured very good, supposedly absolutely stinks (not smelt it yet the review I read said that)
Dodo Juice Slippy Refill (dilutes for up to 5 litres)
Dodo Juice Slippy dilute spray bottle. (for Claying)
Poorboys Natty's Paste Red Wax - For after the sealant.(Smells of strawberries)
Dodo Juice Natural Claybars x3 - Use with the Dodo Juice Slippy.
3M Automotive Tape - to stop the Maguiars G220 V2 from touching anything it shouldn't.
Festool Spot Sanding Pads 2000, 3000, 5000 grade - for sanding down touched up stone chips.
Dodo Juice 150mm Fin Pads Black (finishing), Green (Polishing) and Orange (Cutting)
Lake Country CCS Hand Polishing - Polishing Pad x3 - For the non-machine areas.

I also have on order a
Maguiars G220 V2 DA Machine Polisher
Maguiars 7" Finishing Pad
Maguiars 7" Polishing Pad
10 Microfibre cloths
1 Tyre Dressing applicator
1 Festool Spot Sanding device
Poorboys Wheel Sealant Wax

Fingers crossed it all arrives at the weekend and the Rain that's here today goes away, its ruining my nicely clay barred paint work.

Oh and the Maoam are the free sweets the detailers seem to throw in.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 12 June 2013, 17:26
Claybarred my Golf, have got some more goodies to use too. Fingers crossed the Maguiars DA G220 v2 turns up friday.

...

EX-P is good stuff

been using it a while and really adds to the depth and shine of the paint

really easy on and off too so its always quick to use but if you leave it on an hour or so you get a more 'wet' look to the paint.

That's good to hear about the EX-P I have Tornado Red and I am looking for the wet look.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 12 June 2013, 17:33
You seems to have bough a lot of products for your wheel there...

Give a list of exactly what you got bro...and whats with the Maoam  :tongue:

Left to Right:
Poorboys wheel cleaner - obviously for the wheels
Poorboys Super Swirl Remover (SSR1) - light swirl remover. (smells of bananas)
Poorboys EX-P - Sealant for after the swirl remover. (smells of coconut)
Valet Pro Dragons Breath - wheel cleaner rumoured very good, supposedly absolutely stinks (not smelt it yet the review I read said that)
Dodo Juice Slippy Refill (dilutes for up to 5 litres)
Dodo Juice Slippy dilute spray bottle. (for Claying)
Poorboys Natty's Paste Red Wax - For after the sealant.(Smells of strawberries)
Dodo Juice Natural Claybars x3 - Use with the Dodo Juice Slippy.
3M Automotive Tape - to stop the Maguiars G220 V2 from touching anything it shouldn't.
Festool Spot Sanding Pads 2000, 3000, 5000 grade - for sanding down touched up stone chips.
Dodo Juice 150mm Fin Pads Black (finishing), Green (Polishing) and Orange (Cutting)
Lake Country CCS Hand Polishing - Polishing Pad x3 - For the non-machine areas.

I also have on order a
Maguiars G220 V2 DA Machine Polisher
Maguiars 7" Finishing Pad
Maguiars 7" Polishing Pad
10 Microfibre cloths
1 Tyre Dressing applicator
1 Festool Spot Sanding device
Poorboys Wheel Sealant Wax

Fingers crossed it all arrives at the weekend and the Rain that's here today goes away, its ruining my nicely clay barred paint work.

Oh and the Maoam are the free sweets the detailers seem to throw in.

It's gonna be one sweet smelling (and looking) car.  Looking forward to seeing some pics up of your handy work :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 14 June 2013, 09:44
Well today I've removed my Gti rear valance and front bumper lip spoiler to get them painted gloss black.
On a reflex silver car I'm hoping it should look good.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 14 June 2013, 13:12
Well today I've removed my Gti rear valance and front bumper lip spoiler to get them painted gloss black.
On a reflex silver car I'm hoping it should look good.

Remember pictures, would be interested in doing this myself :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 14 June 2013, 13:29
I will do mate.
Hopefully get them back tomorrow or Sunday.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 14 June 2013, 18:04
Driven it to Wolfsburg, 320 mile blast from hook of holland this morning, after 100 it just gets better  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 14 June 2013, 21:36
Washed it ready for the machine polish tomorrow, also touched up a thousand stone chips on the bonnet it looks like it has the chicken pox now. Fingers crossed the weather holds for the me to spend all day, cutting, glazing and waxing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 14 June 2013, 22:30
Washed it ready for the machine polish tomorrow, also touched up a thousand stone chips on the bonnet it looks like it has the chicken pox now. Fingers crossed the weather holds for the me to spend all day, cutting, glazing and waxing.

where you from?....weather in England looks sh!te for tomorrow
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 15 June 2013, 07:36
I fitted my dab aerial and it works :)

Although I did snap one of the a pillar clips trying to put it back together. Think vw sell them in packs of 50  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 15 June 2013, 11:06
Booked her in for a Revo K04 Turbo  :smiley: so should be good for a min of 360bhp
To be followed by a Wavetrack Diff,
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 15 June 2013, 11:38
Got the front lip spoiler back today after being done gloss black and picking up the rear Gti valance later.
Excuse the poor phone pic
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j437/kevsfr/null-3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 15 June 2013, 15:34
Looks nice, what was the cost for each?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 15 June 2013, 16:20
Not cost me anything.
My mates a painter so it's favour for favour.
Got the valance back but not fitting it until tomorrow
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 15 June 2013, 18:39
Machine Polished it with my new Maguiars see here http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=255430.msg2343452#msg2343452 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=255430.msg2343452#msg2343452)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 16 June 2013, 09:02
Fitted my gloss black rear Gti valance today.
I must say I really like it.
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j437/kevsfr/null-4.jpg)
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j437/kevsfr/null-5.jpg)
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j437/kevsfr/null-6.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 16 June 2013, 09:08
That looks brilliant, does it take much to take off the diffuser?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 16 June 2013, 09:09
Only 4 screws to remove.
Literally a couple of minutes. 1 at each corner and 2 in the middle then it comes off
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 16 June 2013, 15:37
Looks great mate!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 16 June 2013, 18:49
Had a stinking drive from Wolfsburg to Nurburgring, roads are a joy to drive on and car adquiited itself admirably, day topped off nicely with a lap around the ring
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 16 June 2013, 21:31
Fitted my rear LED lights  :cool:

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/obbzi/RearLEDregblank2.jpg) (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/obbzi/media/RearLEDregblank2.jpg.html)

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/obbzi/RearLEDregblank.jpg) (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/obbzi/media/RearLEDregblank.jpg.html)

Well, fitted them yesterday buy just utting pics up now  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 16 June 2013, 21:50
Marshy and Obbzi - both mods looking good  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 17 June 2013, 18:53
not my mk6 but...

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/_LND0218_zps93694c77.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/_LND0218_zps93694c77.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file_zpsda262458.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/file_zpsda262458.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file_zps7e708f16.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/file_zps7e708f16.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 17 June 2013, 19:06
did you have fun?....they look fun, still not sure on the looks for a daily drivers.

PS: Ive just got a tack day voucher for 6 laps in the Ariel atom - literally cant wait.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 17 June 2013, 19:27
where are you doing it? i got my dad one as a gift.



the car is awesome. much more fun to drive than my golf - handling is really good and brakes are fricking class.

i love the golf for its ease of use, practicality and comfort, plus its pace without any effort required makes life easy but the clio is always the car i choose to drive if im not ferrying kids around with me.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 17 June 2013, 20:51
what track was you at in the clio.

Im up in your neck of the woods next week, Getting some stage 1 action @ Sedox....Cant wait :drool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 17 June 2013, 21:19
blyton park. its a good little track with some very technical sections.

PDT have a good reputation and he know his VAG cars
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 18 June 2013, 16:29
Got something shiny delivered today, ready for fitting on Wednesday next week

KO4 should be good for 360-400 bhp with my other mods  :evil:

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps4515de65.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 18 June 2013, 16:53
Got something shiny delivered today, ready for fitting on Wednesday next week

KO4 should be good for 360-400 bhp with my other mods  :evil:

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps4515de65.jpg)

That is a good upgrade, is it just turbo and manifold?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 18 June 2013, 17:13
Yes Revo K04 and Stage 3 software is all that's needed as I already have filter exhaust n cooler fitted

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QS3YuwwmXNM?rel=0&wmode=transparent

http://www.revotechnik.com/2-0tsi-transverse-stage-3/
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 18 June 2013, 18:13
Yes Revo K04 and Stage 3 software is all that's needed as I already have filter exhaust n cooler fitted

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QS3YuwwmXNM?rel=0&wmode=transparent

http://www.revotechnik.com/2-0tsi-transverse-stage-3/

280KPH....WTF ...mad b4st4rd  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 18 June 2013, 19:26
Yes Revo K04 and Stage 3 software is all that's needed as I already have filter exhaust n cooler fitted

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QS3YuwwmXNM?rel=0&wmode=transparent

http://www.revotechnik.com/2-0tsi-transverse-stage-3/

Just been looking at your car on detailing world Neil, looking good  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 18 June 2013, 19:55
Yes Revo K04 and Stage 3 software is all that's needed as I already have filter exhaust n cooler fitted

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QS3YuwwmXNM?rel=0&wmode=transparent

http://www.revotechnik.com/2-0tsi-transverse-stage-3/

280KPH....WTF ...mad b4st4rd  :laugh:

Yes should go well lol :grin:
Yes Revo K04 and Stage 3 software is all that's needed as I already have filter exhaust n cooler fitted

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QS3YuwwmXNM?rel=0&wmode=transparent

http://www.revotechnik.com/2-0tsi-transverse-stage-3/

Just been looking at your car on detailing world Neil, looking good  :cool:

Thanks bud
Adi from Deep Shine is a good mate of mine and does a really good job, he as got OCD I think haha
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 19 June 2013, 13:39
Bought a complete set of discs and pads for it. Can't have rusty brakes in the show and shine at Inters.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 19 June 2013, 13:41
Bought a complete set of discs and pads for it. Can't have rusty brakes in the show and shine at Inters.

Mine are getting quite bad now but i cba painting them tbh. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 19 June 2013, 13:53
Mine are desperate but won't be doing many track days so don't want to go down the ds2500 route as have heard they are rubbish when cold.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 19 June 2013, 16:15
Got something shiny delivered today, ready for fitting on Wednesday next week

KO4 should be good for 360-400 bhp with my other mods  :evil:

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps4515de65.jpg)

is the diff going in at the same time, I haven't driven the Rev Rocco since the diff was put in but am told its a completely different motor now, the K04 is full on bonkers

still my fav mk6 (other than mine) lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 19 June 2013, 17:35
^^^^
No diff as yet will have to wait a few weeks till I refill the piggy bank lol
You driven the Revo Roc  :smiley: do tell ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 19 June 2013, 18:25
^^^^
No diff as yet will have to wait a few weeks till I refill the piggy bank lol
You driven the Revo Roc  :smiley: do tell ?

in a word 'rapid' mine felt slow after driving that, in gear performance was just laughable, however, did need a diff, xds doesn't always cut power to the wheel it should
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 19 June 2013, 20:02
^^^^
No diff as yet will have to wait a few weeks till I refill the piggy bank lol
You driven the Revo Roc  :smiley: do tell ?

in a word 'rapid' mine felt slow after driving that, in gear performance was just laughable, however, did need a diff, xds doesn't always cut power to the wheel it should

 :laugh: better get a few more jobs in then to get the diff sorted
Been recommended this as a lot of the vag racing boys are using them

http://www.wavetrac.net/
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 19 June 2013, 20:06
wavetrac is what's gone in the revo roc  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 19 June 2013, 20:42
wavetrac is what's gone in the revo roc  :wink:

I'm on the right track then  :smiley:

Got a quote of £1600 fitted for the Diff, may have to sell some body parts  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 20 June 2013, 17:38
Reeeeeeeeemap. Well not on the Golf, my Passat with the same engine, but the golf will be next.

It was a bit of a spur of the moment as I was working around 3 miles away from CC Tuning at Burton-upon-Trent, so called in for a chat to begin with. Due to my car being a DSG and not been able to put the full power down without it changing gear, Chris couldn't get a full power plot, but before and after runs showed a 40hp and 49lb ft gain. Very, very please with that.

Even better is the economy. The 75 miles trip up there this morning saw a trip computer average of 56mpg. The trip home was 64mpg. Now I appreciate I'm not going to see those sort of figures on everyday running around, but I'm expecting it to return the same sort of economy that my Golf does.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 20 June 2013, 18:13
Reeeeeeeeemap. Well not on the Golf, my Passat with the same engine, but the golf will be next.

It was a bit of a spur of the moment as I was working around 3 miles away from CC Tuning at Burton-upon-Trent, so called in for a chat to begin with. Due to my car being a DSG and not been able to put the full power down without it changing gear, Chris couldn't get a full power plot, but before and after runs showed a 40hp and 49lb ft gain. Very, very please with that.

Even better is the economy. The 75 miles trip up there this morning saw a trip computer average of 56mpg. The trip home was 64mpg. Now I appreciate I'm not going to see those sort of figures on everyday running around, but I'm expecting it to return the same sort of economy that my Golf does.

we are talking diesel yeah?.....

what was the standard BHP before?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 20 June 2013, 18:40
Yeah, 140 CR. The best he could get was 132bhp on the first run due to having to feather the throttle to avoid it down changing and buggering up the dyno plot. The second run was 172bhp. Given that most manuals he's done make a smidge over 140bhp on the first full power run, It ought to be somewhere in the region of 180bhp now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 20 June 2013, 19:10
Yeah, 140 CR. The best he could get was 132bhp on the first run due to having to feather the throttle to avoid it down changing and buggering up the dyno plot. The second run was 172bhp. Given that most manuals he's done make a smidge over 140bhp on the first full power run, It ought to be somewhere in the region of 180bhp now.

very nice....does the power come on a bit earlier as well?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 20 June 2013, 20:40
Reeeeeeeeemap. Well not on the Golf, my Passat with the same engine, but the golf will be next.

It was a bit of a spur of the moment as I was working around 3 miles away from CC Tuning at Burton-upon-Trent, so called in for a chat to begin with. Due to my car being a DSG and not been able to put the full power down without it changing gear, Chris couldn't get a full power plot, but before and after runs showed a 40hp and 49lb ft gain. Very, very please with that.

Even better is the economy. The 75 miles trip up there this morning saw a trip computer average of 56mpg. The trip home was 64mpg. Now I appreciate I'm not going to see those sort of figures on everyday running around, but I'm expecting it to return the same sort of economy that my Golf does.

I was considering a remap for the fuel economy gains I just can't get mine over 72.2mpg on a trip to work. It just won't do it. It is way over the claimed Max of 65.X mpg though.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 20 June 2013, 22:53
Seriously? cant get over 72.2.....WTF. Why did you buy a GTD if your that bothered about mileage. You obviously bought it so it had some power, use it and have fun....

If my GTI ever averages over 30mpg on the second dial i soon sort that out.....You only live once.  :laugh: :grin: :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 21 June 2013, 13:10

I was considering a remap for the fuel economy gains I just can't get mine over 72.2mpg on a trip to work. It just won't do it. It is way over the claimed Max of 65.X mpg though.

I've just driven 20 miles down the A49 after filling the Passat up, following the lorries at 40mph and been as economical as I can, and averaged 76.6mpg. I've now got a theoretical range to empty of 1050 miles. We all know that's not going to happen, but it looks good.

Seriously? cant get over 72.2.....WTF. Why did you buy a GTD if your that bothered about mileage. You obviously bought it so it had some power, use it and have fun....


Having a nice car that happens to be brisk, doesn't mean you have to drive it quickly. Some of us get pleasure out of just owning something nice without having to use it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 21 June 2013, 13:56

I was considering a remap for the fuel economy gains I just can't get mine over 72.2mpg on a trip to work. It just won't do it. It is way over the claimed Max of 65.X mpg though.

I've just driven 20 miles down the A49 after filling the Passat up, following the lorries at 40mph and been as economical as I can, and averaged 76.6mpg. I've now got a theoretical range to empty of 1050 miles. We all know that's not going to happen, but it looks good.

Seriously? cant get over 72.2.....WTF. Why did you buy a GTD if your that bothered about mileage. You obviously bought it so it had some power, use it and have fun....


Having a nice car that happens to be brisk, doesn't mean you have to drive it quickly. Some of us get pleasure out of just owning something nice without having to use it.

I literally have no idea what your talking about and have never felt that way.

Saying that when i get to 60 that mentality will probably kick in   :tongue:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 21 June 2013, 20:07
Trust me after 56,000 odd miles it hasn't all been done at 72.2mpg, it doesnt have 0-60 in 7.8 seconds for nothing. Or able to do 115mph in 4th (obviously on a private runway). Its ability to overtake is fantastic. :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 02 July 2013, 22:03
Nothing, but tonight a blackbird family decided that the roof of my car was the perfect place for their chick to fledge the nest, and the perfect launch pad for junior's first flight!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 02 July 2013, 22:06
I climbed underneath it at 5:30 in the wet to try and fund out what the squeaking ticking was when I was driving slow and turning.
All I got was wet and dirty water dripping into my eyes. ... :angry:

Bloody German sh!te....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 02 July 2013, 22:09
I climbed underneath it at 5:30 in the wet to try and fund out what the squeaking ticking was when I was driving slow and turning.
All I got was wet and dirty water dripping into my eyes. ... :angry:

Bloody German sh!te....

Poor Snoopy, hope you got warm and cosy soon after.

I was thinking about doing some bits outside....looked out the window and thought Nah, F*ck that !!!  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 03 July 2013, 14:09
I climbed underneath it at 5:30 in the wet to try and fund out what the squeaking ticking was when I was driving slow and turning.
All I got was wet and dirty water dripping into my eyes. ... :angry:

Bloody German sh!te....

A trick my dad taught me many years ago when I was a wee lad - he had a Cortina GT at the time and it made some horrible noises from the engine; just turn the radio up louder and drown it out!!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 03 July 2013, 14:17
in a moment of madness whilst half a sleep agreed to let her use it for going to work and warned her the brakes were a bit sharp  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 03 July 2013, 18:04
Washed the beast for the first time after the wax, it was really easy to clean.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 03 July 2013, 18:22
Got something shiny delivered today, ready for fitting on Wednesday next week

KO4 should be good for 360-400 bhp with my other mods  :evil:

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps4515de65.jpg)

Is it fitted yet?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 03 July 2013, 19:23
That will make it fun Neil  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 03 July 2013, 21:30
Give it some beans  :evil:
Lots of whissles  :lipsrsealed:
Oh and the rubbing noise isnt there today guess its only when it rains. Must be those boots. :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 04 July 2013, 19:31
Well I'm ready for Inters....... :cool:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/2013-07-04135932_zpsd3070588.png)

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20130704_140722_LLS_zps897ec101.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 04 July 2013, 20:45
Holy sh!t, that's rapid  :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 04 July 2013, 20:57

the car is awesome. much more fun to drive than my golf - handling is really good and brakes are fricking class.

i love the golf for its ease of use, practicality and comfort, plus its pace without any effort required makes life easy but the clio is always the car i choose to drive if im not ferrying kids around with me.
I had a mates 172 today and had fun zipping in and out the back streets of newcastle, not as good as yours probably, but it makes you realise how slow the golfs steering is, how dulled it steering feel is, , how long the gear change is and the gearing is, how poor the brake pedal feel is. How massive wide the golf is.
Loved the quick turn in and darty nature of the renault.

Oh and to keep on topic. I left mine in the garage :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 04 July 2013, 20:58
Today I fitted the blue main beam upgrade kit.
Took a little bit of time to get them to fit perfectly but got there in the end.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 04 July 2013, 21:14

the car is awesome. much more fun to drive than my golf - handling is really good and brakes are fricking class.

i love the golf for its ease of use, practicality and comfort, plus its pace without any effort required makes life easy but the clio is always the car i choose to drive if im not ferrying kids around with me.
I had a mates 172 today and had fun zipping in and out the back streets of newcastle, not as good as yours probably, but it makes you realise how slow the golfs steering is, how dulled it steering feel is, , how long the gear change is and the gearing is, how poor the brake pedal feel is. How massive wide the golf is.
Loved the quick turn in and darty nature of the renault.

Oh and to keep on topic. I left mine in the garage :grin:

I've been driving my Mk2 around this week. I'd totally forgotten what a brilliant little car it is, despite being 23 years old. As for my Mk6, that's been in the garage too. I'm half way through polishing the bejezzus out of it, ready the the concourse at Inters on Sunday.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 04 July 2013, 21:22
Beat my 72.2mpg gallon high.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3713/9211731414_26560887e0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/techie_ali/9211731414/)
73mpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/techie_ali/9211731414/) by Techie_Ali (http://www.flickr.com/people/techie_ali/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 04 July 2013, 21:28
Beat my 72.2mpg gallon high.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3713/9211731414_26560887e0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/techie_ali/9211731414/)
73mpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/techie_ali/9211731414/) by Techie_Ali (http://www.flickr.com/people/techie_ali/), on Flickr

This makes me wanna  :cry:

I reached the heady heights of 32mpg today!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 04 July 2013, 21:43
Beat my 72.2mpg gallon high.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3713/9211731414_26560887e0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/techie_ali/9211731414/)
73mpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/techie_ali/9211731414/) by Techie_Ali (http://www.flickr.com/people/techie_ali/), on Flickr

This makes me wanna  :cry:

I reached the heady heights of 32mpg today!

I have to admit I try very hard. Its impressive as my GTD is only supposed to do 65.2mpg Extra Urban.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 04 July 2013, 21:58
You need to go buy a Prius or at least go on the Prius forums.....They would love you over there
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 04 July 2013, 22:52
You need to go buy a Prius or at least go on the Prius forums.....They would love you over there

I hear the Prius mpg is not as good. They might hate me. :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 04 July 2013, 23:15
Holy sh!t, that's rapid  :shocked:

Sure is!    This helps a little...... :wink:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20130701_191732_zps7300f640.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 04 July 2013, 23:30
Holy sh!t, that's rapid  :shocked:

Sure is!    This helps a little...... :wink:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20130701_191732_zps7300f640.jpg)

You still on the K04?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 04 July 2013, 23:43
Holy sh!t, that's rapid  :shocked:

Sure is!    This helps a little...... :wink:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20130701_191732_zps7300f640.jpg)

You still on the K04?

For Inters, yes, but not for much longer!  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 04 July 2013, 23:49
Holy sh!t, that's rapid  :shocked:

Sure is!    This helps a little...... :wink:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20130701_191732_zps7300f640.jpg)

You still on the K04?

For Inters, yes, but not for much longer!  :wink:

Still chasing that 1/4 mile prize.   Hope you get some good runs in this weekend mate  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 05 July 2013, 19:22
Well after getting my K04 fitted last week, i thought it was time i got my chain tensioner replaced for piece of mind, so all should be well now,
The mechanic said he couldn't believe how crap the existing one was,
compared to the latest revision  :shocked: and he said he's not surprised VW are having issues with them,
So it sounds like its a £260 well spent
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 05 July 2013, 19:56
Well after getting my K04 fitted last week, i thought it was time i got my chain tensioner replaced for piece of mind, so all should be well now,
The mechanic said he couldn't believe how crap the existing one was,
compared to the latest revision  :shocked: and he said he's not surprised VW are having issues with them,
So it sounds like its a £260 well spent
Told you it was a very poor design. Shocking isnt it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 05 July 2013, 20:13
Well after getting my K04 fitted last week, i thought it was time i got my chain tensioner replaced for piece of mind, so all should be well now,
The mechanic said he couldn't believe how crap the existing one was,
compared to the latest revision  :shocked: and he said he's not surprised VW are having issues with them,
So it sounds like its a £260 well spent
Told you it was a very poor design. Shocking isnt it.

It sure is, I'm glad I got it replaced now
It was always in the back of my mind when starting up so no need to worry now  :smiley:
From my original one that was fitted there has been 4 revisions of the part.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 July 2013, 21:26
Checked oil and gave it a drink!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 06 July 2013, 08:00
Well after getting my K04 fitted last week, i thought it was time i got my chain tensioner replaced for piece of mind, so all should be well now,
The mechanic said he couldn't believe how crap the existing one was,
compared to the latest revision  :shocked: and he said he's not surprised VW are having issues with them,
So it sounds like its a £260 well spent
Told you it was a very poor design. Shocking isnt it.

It sure is, I'm glad I got it replaced now
It was always in the back of my mind when starting up so no need to worry now  :smiley:
From my original one that was fitted there has been 4 revisions of the part.

Think I am going to get this upgrade done as a precautionary measure....anyhows how does the car feel with the bigger turbo?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 06 July 2013, 08:15
Well after getting my K04 fitted last week, i thought it was time i got my chain tensioner replaced for piece of mind, so all should be well now,
The mechanic said he couldn't believe how crap the existing one was,
compared to the latest revision  :shocked: and he said he's not surprised VW are having issues with them,
So it sounds like its a £260 well spent
Told you it was a very poor design. Shocking isnt it.

It sure is, I'm glad I got it replaced now
It was always in the back of my mind when starting up so no need to worry now  :smiley:
From my original one that was fitted there has been 4 revisions of the part.
Was you mechanic happy with the new design one do you know?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 06 July 2013, 18:24
Well after getting my K04 fitted last week, i thought it was time i got my chain tensioner replaced for piece of mind, so all should be well now,
The mechanic said he couldn't believe how crap the existing one was,
compared to the latest revision  :shocked: and he said he's not surprised VW are having issues with them,
So it sounds like its a £260 well spent
Told you it was a very poor design. Shocking isnt it.

It sure is, I'm glad I got it replaced now
It was always in the back of my mind when starting up so no need to worry now  :smiley:
From my original one that was fitted there has been 4 revisions of the part.
Was you mechanic happy with the new design one do you know?

Yes he said the new design is a lot better, and was happy that it is far superior than the old one  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 06 July 2013, 18:33
Well after getting my K04 fitted last week, i thought it was time i got my chain tensioner replaced for piece of mind, so all should be well now,
The mechanic said he couldn't believe how crap the existing one was,
compared to the latest revision  :shocked: and he said he's not surprised VW are having issues with them,
So it sounds like its a £260 well spent
Told you it was a very poor design. Shocking isnt it.

It sure is, I'm glad I got it replaced now
It was always in the back of my mind when starting up so no need to worry now  :smiley:
From my original one that was fitted there has been 4 revisions of the part.

Think I am going to get this upgrade done as a precautionary measure....anyhows how does the car feel with the bigger turbo?

With the Bigger turbo it just pulls n pulls all the way to 7k  :evil:
Puts the power down really well if you control it right with your right foot,
You get into licence losing territory very quickly without even trying, got another TrackDays coming up on the 22nd so will get a chance to compare it properly with the standard turbo, it also sounds awesome with the BCS power valve system on boost  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 06 July 2013, 18:46
Thanks Neil. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 07 July 2013, 08:01
Neil,
Are you running one of these?
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60585
I do like their you tube video  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 07 July 2013, 10:19
Neil,
Are you running one of these?
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60585
I do like their you tube video  :grin:

Yes great video  :grin:
I was looking at that the other day on the apr site, it's something that I've always known about, and touch wood never had any major issues, I always keep a close check on oil levels because of this,
The recent issue I had with the white smoke on track were I thought I had blown my turbo was due to the PCV failure and pumping oil into the intake system, I've since fitted the catch can and now all seems ok, I emptied my catch can the day as it was full of what looked like muddy water :( so at least that has stopped all that crap going back through the engines intake system, (can fills a lot quicker than I thought it would)
Think I'm gonna fit an oil pressure gauge and keep an eye on things tho,
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 07 July 2013, 10:41
Managed to get 41mpg average for a whole journey! Woo Hooooo!
Darn it was boring. Never again will I get stuck behind an i10...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 07 July 2013, 10:50
Managed to get 41mpg average for a whole journey! Woo Hooooo!
Darn it was boring. Never again will I get stuck behind an i10...

I did similar yesterday on the way to inters in the interest of fly avoidance. 39mpg didn't go above 60, on the way home however the usual 32mpg sitting at 75-80.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Dawnskaybug on 07 July 2013, 17:27
I got my big dent smoothed out at InterDUSTonal Saturday for 50 quid. They used a drill polisher and swirled the area. It bothered the hell out of me SO today I re-compounded/polished/Opti Coated the door and clayed the back hatch which got really gritty this winter finsihing up with the 3 step combo. I havent waxed it in 14 months and the Opti-Coat is holding up great, All I do is wash it when it needs it. I didnt wash it from Nov-Apr  http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-opti-coat.html
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 07 July 2013, 22:08
had my front bumper smoothed and sprayed...

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/9230882073_b1ce94b4b6_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9230882073/)
IMG_7958 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9230882073/) by Pryda_VDub (http://www.flickr.com/people/84462936@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2816/9230880453_0f5a5e39a1_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9230880453/)
IMG_7960 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9230880453/) by Pryda_VDub (http://www.flickr.com/people/84462936@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3716/9233659560_07672e8397_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9233659560/)
IMG_7962 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9233659560/) by Pryda_VDub (http://www.flickr.com/people/84462936@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 07 July 2013, 22:13
Nice! So where is the number plate going to live?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 07 July 2013, 22:16
Nice! So where is the number plate going to live?

undecided as yet. a mate with a mk5 has done a magnet mod, where magnets are mounted behind the bumper and on the reg plate to hold it in place.

if not that, then it will live on the lower grille until show time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 08 July 2013, 11:34
always a good call putting the plate directly in front of the intercooler, i'm a fan of the 'shoved in the window it fell off officer look'
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 08 July 2013, 12:35
I sort of understand why you would do this mod, but in a country where we have to display a front number plate, and it's fitted somewhere other than the proper place, it makes the car look like it's broken.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 08 July 2013, 14:21
always a good call putting the plate directly in front of the intercooler, i'm a fan of the 'shoved in the window it fell off officer look'

Lool, i know, thats is pure dumb...   :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 08 July 2013, 14:26
always a good call putting the plate directly in front of the intercooler, i'm a fan of the 'shoved in the window it fell off officer look'

Haha, this was my first though when I saw Pryda's post.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 08 July 2013, 14:33
My rear control arms and other bits under the car are getting hit by a lot of rust, so i bought these 2 products, one to remove rust and then bought some Satin paint to give it a fresh coat, is anyones else rear control arms a bit rusty....mines a 59 plate


(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/31a30c5a-98ef-4c7a-85e0-0f8821c3fe8f_zpscb5863a2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 08 July 2013, 20:44
Watched on in disbelief as some stupid woman reversed into my car!! :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 08 July 2013, 21:14
Watched on in disbelief as some stupid woman reversed into my car!! :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

Wtf!!! How did that happen?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 08 July 2013, 21:16
Ouch....colourful language rant, or restrained anger?

Just taken our Golf out for a 28mile summer evening drive....all I will say is an average mpg of 19.6  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 08 July 2013, 22:23
Ouch....colourful language rant, or restrained anger?

Just taken our Golf out for a 28mile summer evening drive....all I will say is an average mpg of 19.6  :evil:

Thats more the MPG i like to see....hate these guys who brag about 40+ MPG...so boring  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 08 July 2013, 22:26
Ouch....colourful language rant, or restrained anger?

Just taken our Golf out for a 28mile summer evening drive....all I will say is an average mpg of 19.6  :evil:

Thats more the MPG i like to see....hate these guys who brag about 40+ MPG...so boring  :grin: :grin: :grin:

What's 40mpg  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 08 July 2013, 23:17
Ouch....colourful language rant, or restrained anger?

Just taken our Golf out for a 28mile summer evening drive....all I will say is an average mpg of 19.6  :evil:

Restrained delayed anger, I'm sure the rage will come out on some poor sod tomorrow  :whistle:

A neighbour reversed into it because she was solely using the reverse camera and no mirrors :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 08 July 2013, 23:28
Ouch....colourful language rant, or restrained anger?

Just taken our Golf out for a 28mile summer evening drive....all I will say is an average mpg of 19.6  :evil:

Restrained delayed anger, I'm sure the rage will come out on some poor sod tomorrow  :whistle:

A neighbour reversed into it because she was solely using the reverse camera and no mirrors :angry:

I never specced a car with parking sensors or reverse camera, think they breed complacency.  If you can't park it you shouldn't be driving it........simples!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: simonpolly on 09 July 2013, 15:40
Second MOT passed with no problems :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 10 July 2013, 13:42
Got a long hedge scratch down full length of passeger side, during a work visit to a rural site :cry:  :cry:   Hopefully it will polish out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 10 July 2013, 19:34
Got a long hedge scratch down full length of passeger side, during a work visit to a rural site :cry:  :cry:   Hopefully it will polish out.

A mate called round the other day in his Skoda Superb. He reckoned it had been keyed all down the one side. I didn't think it had as there were two parallelish lines and bits of foliage sticking out from behind the rub strip. I set about it with my DA, and it all came out in no time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 10 July 2013, 22:26
Got a long hedge scratch down full length of passeger side, during a work visit to a rural site :cry:  :cry:   Hopefully it will polish out.

A mate called round the other day in his Skoda Superb. He reckoned it had been keyed all down the one side. I didn't think it had as there were two parallelish lines and bits of foliage sticking out from behind the rub strip. I set about it with my DA, and it all came out in no time.

He's lucky to have a good mate who's handy with a DA. 

Mine happened driving up a dirt track, reached point where vegetation was very overgrown on either side, decided to reverse back down but by then a car was behind me, so had to carry on.   All I could hear was the horrible sound of bushes scratching my lovely paintwork  :cry:   On closer inspection there's loads of fine scratch marks as well as the long scratch, but nothing a polish can't sort.


Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 11 July 2013, 08:25
  On closer inspection there's loads of fine scratch marks as well as the long scratch, but nothing a polish can't sort.

What have you tried to remove it with? You'd be surprised what the right polish/pad combo will get out. If you weren't 250miles away, I'd be happy to have a go at it for you.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 11 July 2013, 12:15
  On closer inspection there's loads of fine scratch marks as well as the long scratch, but nothing a polish can't sort.

What have you tried to remove it with? You'd be surprised what the right polish/pad combo will get out. If you weren't 250miles away, I'd be happy to have a go at it for you.

Haha, 250 miles is a bit far, but I appreciate the sentiment  :smiley:

Haven't tried anything yet.  Tbh it's hard to judge properly as it's so dirty :embarrassed: but will have a better idea once it's been washed this weekend.   It will definately polish out and I have good variety of pads/polish which should cover it. Just need the luxury of time!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 11 July 2013, 18:28
Wasted 3 days trying to sort my car.
On Tuesday I returned to Sedox performance due to my harsh diesel knock on my cr170. After getting a revised map flashed my car then sounded like it had a boost leak!
After road testing and having lack of power another 3 different files were flashes on and none were any better.
After leaving with the first revised map and poor power and performance I limped the 90 miles home.
I've spent the last couple of days replacing the intercooler o-ring seals and pressure testing all the pipework from the turbo to the throttle body all if which is leak free as I tested it up to 28psi.
I've researched the turbo actuator problem but the vacuum side works perfect and no vacuum loss. I've tried disconnecting the airflow meter which doesn't make any difference.
I logged the car lastnight and it does eventually make target boost pressure but higher up the revs than previous.
Anyone any ideas?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 11 July 2013, 18:32
Wasted 3 days trying to sort my car.
On Tuesday I returned to Sedox performance due to my harsh diesel knock on my cr170. After getting a revised map flashed my car then sounded like it had a boost leak!
After road testing and having lack of power another 3 different files were flashes on and none were any better.
After leaving with the first revised map and poor power and performance I limped the 90 miles home.
I've spent the last couple of days replacing the intercooler o-ring seals and pressure testing all the pipework from the turbo to the throttle body all if which is leak free as I tested it up to 28psi.
I've researched the turbo actuator problem but the vacuum side works perfect and no vacuum loss. I've tried disconnecting the airflow meter which doesn't make any difference.
I logged the car lastnight and it does eventually make target boost pressure but higher up the revs than previous.
Anyone any ideas?

Thought them guys at Sedox were pretty decent. Have they not given you any more info on what it might be?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 11 July 2013, 20:49
It wasn't an issue until they flashed another map on high is very strange.
I even asked for a refund and wanted the car returned to standard but that was a no no too.
I emailed them again yesterday with no reply.
I originally wanted Revo but was advised their software was as good but cheaper.
After £400 and now it looks like I'll need to pay vw £72 to out it back to standard.
I guess that's what you get if you buy cheap buy twice! Not that £400 is cheap but £180 cheaper than Revo.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 11 July 2013, 20:57
Drove it and on way home from work at a mini roundabout there was my car, 2 candy white GTis and a very shiny red R.  It was like an impromptu meet!   Also just seen four mk5s, all black with black badges.

Must be GTi day in Canterbury today  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 11 July 2013, 21:31
golf went to the shops, SEAT went for a service, clio got a new set of boots and wheels.

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zpse8606322.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zpse8606322.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: devilscaff on 12 July 2013, 22:51
A damn good wash, she is two weeks old now
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 14 July 2013, 15:51
Washed and waxed.  Took ages as kept breaking off to watch Ashes...... Great win  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AndyG on 14 July 2013, 16:35
Booth11,did you manage to polish those scratches out?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 14 July 2013, 16:44
Booth11,did you manage to polish those scratches out?

Didn't get the DA out today as pushed for time (and it needs claying before full polish).  But the fine scratches hand polished out a treat.  After washing it, I could see there were less damage than I first thought.    The thick layer of dirt seemed to have protected the paint  :laugh:    Just leaves the one long scratch which needs machining.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 15 July 2013, 22:48
Today I missed my car  :cry: :cry: Driving around in my courtesy car still  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 16 July 2013, 19:59
Left the GTI in the garage since sunday and been using the leon 130 tdi. Torque and boost, I keep forgetting how I enjoy using the leon when zipping about town since using the GTI.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 16 July 2013, 20:10
GTI went to the shops and took the kids to the park.

the clio had a sound thrashing at croft.

Advan AD08's are epic!

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file_zps028c84b2.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/file_zps028c84b2.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/XSP_0223_zpsaf9a6db6.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/XSP_0223_zpsaf9a6db6.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/file_zpsbe04352f.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/file_zpsbe04352f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 16 July 2013, 21:03
Used Chemical Guys Speed Wipe for the first time today, really nice product, brought it straight back to it best in 5 mins with no water at all. Defo worth a buy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 17 July 2013, 20:47
New Black nose....
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s544/Raffe74/BlackBadge_zpsdde09bef.jpg) (http://s1305.photobucket.com/user/Raffe74/media/BlackBadge_zpsdde09bef.jpg.html)

..and a cheeky little sticker....
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s544/Raffe74/P1020036_zps936640f5.jpg) (http://s1305.photobucket.com/user/Raffe74/media/P1020036_zps936640f5.jpg.html)

 :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: phil1975 on 17 July 2013, 22:46
Full detail, washed, iron x, tardis, clayed, polished, sealed, chemical guys butter wet look wax. :cool:

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z331/phil1975/27062013651_zps6251e42c.jpg) (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/phil1975/media/27062013651_zps6251e42c.jpg.html)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z331/phil1975/27062013656_zpsd1869a01.jpg) (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/phil1975/media/27062013656_zpsd1869a01.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: SRGTD on 17 July 2013, 23:01
Full detail, washed, iron x, tardis, clayed, polished, sealed, chemical guys butter wet look wax. :cool:

Looks good. Mk2 XR2 looks good too; wanted one of these in the early 80's, but went for an XR3 instead (sorry, I was young and foolish!), when I should have gone for a mk1 Golf GTI.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: phil1975 on 18 July 2013, 08:48
Full detail, washed, iron x, tardis, clayed, polished, sealed, chemical guys butter wet look wax. :cool:

Looks good. Mk2 XR2 looks good too; wanted one of these in the early 80's, but went for an XR3 instead (sorry, I was young and foolish!), when I should have gone for a mk1 Golf GTI.

 :smiley: Thanks, was worth all the effort.

Well spotted "project xr2" bought with a mate of mine back in may, currently mid way through a restoration (looking sorry for itself today no bodykit or interior, going in for a respray) current plan is to buy a car every year or two, restore, keep, build a small collection. A mk1 or mk2 gti is definitely on that wish list!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 18 July 2013, 09:01
There's a woman round our way that still drives the E reg, white XR2 that she's had from new. It's still got the original dealers number plates and stickers. Looks half tidy and sounds very sweet. Well as sweet as a CVH can, and not a hint of blue smoke.  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: phil1975 on 18 July 2013, 10:32
There's a woman round our way that still drives the E reg, white XR2 that she's had from new. It's still got the original dealers number plates and stickers. Looks half tidy and sounds very sweet. Well as sweet as a CVH can, and not a hint of blue smoke.  :cool:

Mines a E plate to, they do have a distinct engine/exhaust note, the car is currently at the it can only get better from now stage....

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z331/phil1975/30062013677_zpsc0de8a58.jpg) (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/phil1975/media/30062013677_zpsc0de8a58.jpg.html)

Hopefully be running on twin carbs soon, 120bhp-ish it needs no more!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: andygo on 18 July 2013, 18:00
Pianted my rear diffuser black. Its having its 2 pack clear laquer applied as I type. Be ready to put back on. Couldn't believe how easy it was to take off - 2 mins.

Had to clean it with thinners, quick flat with 800 grade, apply a thin coat of 'adhesion improver' from an aerosol, sprayed it satin black (doesn't matter if its having clearcoat on top) and took to a mates who is finishing it off.

You can in fact clearcoat it with 2 pack laquer from an aerosol from your local paint factors for the same effect.

Going to look tasty on my red GTi with Monza's... has to be a good mod for under a tenner.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 18 July 2013, 19:10
There's a woman round our way that still drives the E reg, white XR2 that she's had from new. It's still got the original dealers number plates and stickers. Looks half tidy and sounds very sweet. Well as sweet as a CVH can, and not a hint of blue smoke.  :cool:

Mines a E plate to, they do have a distinct engine/exhaust note, the car is currently at the it can only get better from now stage....

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z331/phil1975/30062013677_zpsc0de8a58.jpg) (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/phil1975/media/30062013677_zpsc0de8a58.jpg.html)

Hopefully be running on twin carbs soon, 120bhp-ish it needs no more!!!!!!!!!

Sounds good :cool:

I have owned a few over the years, my best one was an E reg back in the mid 90's which I modded and went like stink, nearly as quick as my subsequent 1.9 205 GTi.

Would love another, but I daren't think as to how bad the rust would be :sick:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 19 July 2013, 08:43
I took mine around cadwell last night on an evening track day. Car was superb, completely stock with bridgestone potenza's all round, great fun! time to but some track tyres and a new set of rims!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 19 July 2013, 21:33
Pianted my rear diffuser black. Its having its 2 pack clear laquer applied as I type. Be ready to put back on. Couldn't believe how easy it was to take off - 2 mins.

Had to clean it with thinners, quick flat with 800 grade, apply a thin coat of 'adhesion improver' from an aerosol, sprayed it satin black (doesn't matter if its having clearcoat on top) and took to a mates who is finishing it off.

You can in fact clearcoat it with 2 pack laquer from an aerosol from your local paint factors for the same effect.

Going to look tasty on my red GTi with Monza's... has to be a good mod for under a tenner.

Get some pics up when its done, I want to do mine, as soon as I get my car back that is  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: andygo on 20 July 2013, 15:58
Pianted my rear diffuser black. Its having its 2 pack clear laquer applied as I type. Be ready to put back on. Couldn't believe how easy it was to take off - 2 mins.

Had to clean it with thinners, quick flat with 800 grade, apply a thin coat of 'adhesion improver' from an aerosol, sprayed it satin black (doesn't matter if its having clearcoat on top) and took to a mates who is finishing it off.

You can in fact clearcoat it with 2 pack laquer from an aerosol from your local paint factors for the same effect.

Going to look tasty on my red GTi with Monza's... has to be a good mod for under a tenner.

Get some pics up when its done, I want to do mine, as soon as I get my car back that is  :cry:

Here you go:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/andygo/diffuser/IMG_0476.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/andygo/media/diffuser/IMG_0476.jpg.html)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/andygo/diffuser/IMG_0477.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/andygo/media/diffuser/IMG_0477.jpg.html)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/andygo/diffuser/IMG_0478.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/andygo/media/diffuser/IMG_0478.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 20 July 2013, 21:31
after washing it today i tried out a new detailer (poorboys spray and wipe) vs my usual choice (poorboys spray and gloss)


usually i wash my car, towel dry it, clean and dry the door jambs etc, run it round the block to dry off the brakes etc then use detailer spray to go over the car and catch any water runs.


up to now ive been using poorboys spray and gloss and like it but ordered 2x bottles of spray and wipe in error and gave it a go today.


cant tell any bloody difference between them apart from the price! spray and wipe smells nicer and is maybe (very) slightly easier to wipe off without residue/streaking, the spray and gloss may leave an ever so slightly more shiny finish but hardly anything in it.

spray and wipe is meant to be a waterless wash as well as a detailer so possibly safer to use as its designed to be used on a dirty car (not that i ever would!)? it does seem thicker than the other type.



just to compare against another product i also went back to meguiar nxt gen speed detailer which i keep in the boot for ages for wiping off bird sh!t.

the meguairs stuff is rubbish - ok for bird sh!t emergencies duties but otherwise its pretty poor IMO.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 21 July 2013, 21:56
andygo, that lloks pretty damned fine  :cool: Can you tell me exactly what items you used and where you got them from as soon as I get my car back I'm going to do it  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: andygo on 22 July 2013, 09:28
Heres a short how to:

1/. Remove the 4 small torx bolts from bottom lip of diffuser.

2/. Gently pull off diffuser from bumper. Mine came off easily.

3/. Thoroughly clean diffuser, gently flat surface with 600 grade wet and dry. No need to go mad as the coats of laquer will smooth out dimples.

4. Apply a light mist of plastic primer such as this:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/andygo/diffuser/IMG_0483.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/andygo/media/diffuser/IMG_0483.jpg.html)   Allow to cure for 20 mins or so.

(Don't get your products from Halfords - find a paint factors locally that the trade use. They all have this sort of gear.)

5/. Apply your black paint and allow to dry.. I used satin black as I had some. Doesn't have to be gloss as your laquer will provide that.

6/. Apply your clearcoat laquer in several light coats. 
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/andygo/diffuser/IMG_0484.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/andygo/media/diffuser/IMG_0484.jpg.html)

Allow to dry, preferably overnight. Once you have built up a decent depth, carefully flat it down using 800 grade wet and dry. Take care not to overdo it and break through to the plastic.

7/. Reapply several more coats of laquer for you final finish. Allow to dry properly. I then polished mine using autoglym resin polish, but the laquer should be shiny enough on its own.

8/. Carefully reattach diffuser to bumper. I lined mine up at one end and banged mine into place using the bottom of my fist. It pops back in without too much force, but better to do it like that than exert pressure with your fingers that could leave fingerprints if the laquer is still a bit soft.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/andygo/diffuser/IMG_0482.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/andygo/media/diffuser/IMG_0482.jpg.html)

Just noticed I have a bit of polish residue on, hence the white specks.
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 22 July 2013, 09:44
 http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=257189.0

 :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 22 July 2013, 13:33
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=257189.0

 :cry:

Why?  Are you selling it Raffe?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 22 July 2013, 13:59
The car is likely to be sold next year, but the wife has decided she doesn't like the exhaust and intake 'noises' and with me having driven the car once in over a month I can't really call the tune on this one.

Hoping that with the Stage 1 software it will still be fun, shouldn't drop too much power.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 22 July 2013, 17:45
The car is likely to be sold next year, but the wife has decided she doesn't like the exhaust and intake 'noises' and with me having driven the car once in over a month I can't really call the tune on this one.

Hoping that with the Stage 1 software it will still be fun, shouldn't drop too much power.

Shame for you but can see her point, especially if you don't drive it much.  Hopefully it will still be a fun, if occasional drive.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 22 July 2013, 20:00
Will be fine, and I have my eye on an M135i :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 25 July 2013, 14:48
Well not today but Tuesday I took my gtd and had a stage 1 Revo map loaded :grin:
Due to my previous tuner ruining my car I had to shell out money to get a proper map.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 25 July 2013, 15:23
Well not today but Tuesday I took my gtd and had a stage 1 Revo map loaded :grin:
Due to my previous tuner ruining my car I had to shell out money to get a proper map.

How does it feel now?

Last comment made me laugh, but a bit harsh....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 25 July 2013, 15:31
How does it feel now? PERFECT
Nothing harsh at all after wasting £383 at sedox and no refund as they blamed my car and not the software this 100% proved my car was healthy.
Car is ultra quiet much much smoother and goes extremely well!
Mpg is has improved back to what it used to be too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 25 July 2013, 17:08
where did you go for it, was it a standard remap, or did you pop it on the rollers again...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 25 July 2013, 17:20
Original remap done at Sedox performance Sunderland as you know.
Went to Revo dealer Konzept at Glasgow who flashed a standard map on the car and sent me away for testing to be sure I was 100% happy with the car in standard form. Even starting the car I knew instantly.
After I'd done 15 miles on standard map I was happy all the Sedox problems were gone.
I then returned to them and they installed Revo stage 1 software. We never dyno'd it we went on a 20 mile road test and the difference is huge.
On Tuesday Dave at Sedox offered me a Revo map at 40% off which I refused. Glad I did because after contacting Revo HQ it seems Sedox or pd tuning are not Revo dealers although they have a Revo authorised dealer sign outside!!!
Happy with the car in every way but disappointed that Sedox will not refund or partially refund my wasted £383.
As you know on the mk5 forum he and his fan boys tried to condemn my car and not the software.
How wrong he was and I've now got the proof.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: barrym381 on 25 July 2013, 17:28
Original remap done at Sedox performance Sunderland as you know.
Went to Revo dealer Konzept at Glasgow who flashed a standard map on the car and sent me away for testing to be sure I was 100% happy with the car in standard form. Even starting the car I knew instantly.
After I'd done 15 miles on standard map I was happy all the Sedox problems were gone.
I then returned to them and they installed Revo stage 1 software. We never dyno'd it we went on a 20 mile road test and the difference is huge.
On Tuesday Dave at Sedox offered me a Revo map at 40% off which I refused. Glad I did because after contacting Revo HQ it seems Sedox or pd tuning are not Revo dealers although they have a Revo authorised dealer sign outside!!!
Happy with the car in every way but disappointed that Sedox will not refund or partially refund my wasted £383.
As you know on the mk5 forum he and his fan boys tried to condemn my car and not the software.
How wrong he was and I've now got the proof.
was it stevie or fiasal that done your map at Konzept :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 25 July 2013, 18:03
Booked in with Steve but Faisal (not sure on the spelling) done the work.
Both seemed very helpful and passionate about the product. :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: barrym381 on 25 July 2013, 18:14
Booked in with Steve but Faisal (not sure on the spelling) done the work.
Both seemed very helpful and passionate about the product. :wink:
would agree with you they are both very helpful an will try there best to make sure you are happy rather than just take your money  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 25 July 2013, 20:05
Finally washed it after holidays in sunny edinburgh watching the open  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: TomS_ on 25 July 2013, 23:21
Today: installed RCD-510 DAB, with just a temporary DAB antenna stuffed under the dash (above the air vent.)

But DAB reception is kind of weak and the audio is dropping, so this setup will need to be improved.

I do plan to run a cable from the boot and install the proper module, but that'll have to wait for a longer weekend as its going to be a relatively full on job with all the trim that needs to be removed and worked around.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 27 July 2013, 13:21
Fitted a Nuespeed discharge pipe and a Revo Stasis throttle pipe,
Max flow now from intake to exhaust tips   :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 27 July 2013, 15:18
Fitted a Nuespeed discharge pipe and a Revo Stasis throttle pipe,
Max flow now from intake to exhaust tips   :laugh:

Any pics?  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 27 July 2013, 18:01
Fitted a Nuespeed discharge pipe and a Revo Stasis throttle pipe,
Max flow now from intake to exhaust tips   :laugh:

Any pics?  :whistle:

Sorry no pics  :embarrassed: can't believe how restrictive the pancake pipe (throttle pipe) was,
throttle response is immediate and coupled with the other goodies it now goes like stink  :grin:

Roll on Friday for another Ring trip DN9  :laugh:


http://www.awesomegti.com/brand/neuspeed/neuspeed-2-0tsi-hi-flow-turbo-discharge-kit-48-02-71

http://revohardware.com/p/55/revo-integrated-throttle-pipe-for-vw-golf-mk6-20-tsi
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 27 July 2013, 18:37
Fitted a Nuespeed discharge pipe and a Revo Stasis throttle pipe,
Max flow now from intake to exhaust tips   :laugh:

Any pics?  :whistle:

Sorry no pics  :embarrassed: can't believe how restrictive the pancake pipe (throttle pipe) was,
throttle response is immediate and coupled with the other goodies it now goes like stink  :grin:

Roll on Friday for another Ring trip DN9  :laugh:


http://www.awesomegti.com/brand/neuspeed/neuspeed-2-0tsi-hi-flow-turbo-discharge-kit-48-02-71

http://revohardware.com/p/55/revo-integrated-throttle-pipe-for-vw-golf-mk6-20-tsi

Looks ok if you have a spare £160 lying around, dont think it would be necessary on a stock or stage 1 would it (i know you are running higher) ...Cant see it been that much less restrictive on the discharge side of the turbo...

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 27 July 2013, 18:44
Fitted a Nuespeed discharge pipe and a Revo Stasis throttle pipe,
Max flow now from intake to exhaust tips   :laugh:

Any pics?  :whistle:

Sorry no pics  :embarrassed: can't believe how restrictive the pancake pipe (throttle pipe) was,
throttle response is immediate and coupled with the other goodies it now goes like stink  :grin:

Roll on Friday for another Ring trip DN9  :laugh:


http://www.awesomegti.com/brand/neuspeed/neuspeed-2-0tsi-hi-flow-turbo-discharge-kit-48-02-71

http://revohardware.com/p/55/revo-integrated-throttle-pipe-for-vw-golf-mk6-20-tsi

Looks ok if you have a spare £160 lying around, dont think it would be necessary on a stock or stage 1 would it (i know you are running higher) ...Cant see it been that much less restrictive on the discharge side of the turbo...

I had to fit the discharge pipe because when the k04 was fitted the forge pipes that was fitted wasn't a very good fit and it blew off on full boost, now all is sorted tho with the Neuspeed pipe, I got them both supplied and fitted FOC, but that's another story  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 27 July 2013, 18:47
Fitted a Nuespeed discharge pipe and a Revo Stasis throttle pipe,
Max flow now from intake to exhaust tips   :laugh:

Any pics?  :whistle:

Sorry no pics  :embarrassed: can't believe how restrictive the pancake pipe (throttle pipe) was,
throttle response is immediate and coupled with the other goodies it now goes like stink  :grin:

Roll on Friday for another Ring trip DN9  :laugh:


http://www.awesomegti.com/brand/neuspeed/neuspeed-2-0tsi-hi-flow-turbo-discharge-kit-48-02-71

http://revohardware.com/p/55/revo-integrated-throttle-pipe-for-vw-golf-mk6-20-tsi

Looks ok if you have a spare £160 lying around, dont think it would be necessary on a stock or stage 1 would it (i know you are running higher) ...Cant see it been that much less restrictive on the discharge side of the turbo...

I had to fit the discharge pipe because when the k04 was fitted the forge pipes that was fitted wasn't a very good fit and it blew off on full boost, now all is sorted tho with the Neuspeed pipe, I got them both supplied and fitted FOC, but that's another story  :grin:

Or well FOC is always nice, glad its resolved your boost issue  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 28 July 2013, 12:01
Has it created new noises Neil?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 28 July 2013, 12:42
Has it created new noises Neil?

K04 is a lot noisier than the IHI anyway
So not sure if the additional pipes will be any noisier with the IHI ?
Sounds the same on the k04 but with better throttle response.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 28 July 2013, 12:51
Fab, can only imagine its immense now :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 29 July 2013, 17:40
Fab, can only imagine its immense now :evil:

It is its crazy quick now  :shocked: :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 29 July 2013, 21:08
Today I've ordered a DV+.   http://www.amdtuning.com/news.read.cfm?articleid=3201
Thought I would give it a try

And some R8 coil packs
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 29 July 2013, 21:13
WMI next? :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 29 July 2013, 21:27
Today I've ordered a DV+.   http://www.amdtuning.com/news.read.cfm?articleid=3201
Thought I would give it a try

And some R8 coil packs

Does it fit on both Rev G and Rev D - Which do you have?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 30 July 2013, 06:24
Today I've ordered a DV+.   http://www.amdtuning.com/news.read.cfm?articleid=3201
Thought I would give it a try

And some R8 coil packs

Does it fit on both Rev G and Rev D - Which do you have?

Ive got Rev G
The body of the valves are all the same as far as I know, and the different stock revisions just have different piston types
WMI next? :evil:

 :rolleyes: :whistle: maybe  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Tainton on 01 August 2013, 21:23
On my way to Lincoln Hospital along the new bypass when a lorry flicked up a massive rock, though id hit an animal or something.
Thankfully no damage to bodywork just windscreen.......

Windscreen excess £40 so not too bad.....Autoglass however cant source me a new screen for week.  Plenty of walking for me it is then  :cool:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/tOODLe/Golf%20Gti/IMG_1452_zpsc6d771ae.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/tOODLe/media/Golf%20Gti/IMG_1452_zpsc6d771ae.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 01 August 2013, 21:55
Had the car terracleaned last week, now running on v+ nitro, running very sweet now and up on mpg as well!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 04 August 2013, 21:49
Removed my awesome R LED tails and put the original abominations back on! :'(  With a lot of help from a very very nice man!


Thanks again Craig. ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: The Doc on 04 August 2013, 21:59
Removed my awesome R LED tails and put the original abominations back on! :'(  With a lot of help from a very very nice man!


Thanks again Craig. ;)

My pleasure sir, it was great to have a catch up ;-)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 04 August 2013, 22:09
Today I've ordered a DV+.   http://www.amdtuning.com/news.read.cfm?articleid=3201
Thought I would give it a try

And some R8 coil packs

Must admit I have been thinking about dump valves recently too, as this is the forst "proper" turbo car I have owned, all my other previous cars have been turbo diesels (BMW330d and Mk5 Golf GT 170 TDI)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 04 August 2013, 22:10
Removed my awesome R LED tails and put the original abominations back on! :'(  With a lot of help from a very very nice man!


Thanks again Craig. ;)

Why have you taken them off?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 04 August 2013, 22:11
Today I have driven my GTI for the forst time in a month! Finally picked it up after getting the repairs done and I have really missed her! It felt weird to drive at forst but love it to bits  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 04 August 2013, 22:12
Removed my awesome R LED tails and put the original abominations back on! :'(  With a lot of help from a very very nice man!


Thanks again Craig. ;)

Why have you taken them off?


My 7 will hopefully be landing sometime this year! Or so VW tell me! ::)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 04 August 2013, 22:20
Removed my awesome R LED tails and put the original abominations back on! :'(  With a lot of help from a very very nice man!


Thanks again Craig. ;)

Why have you taken them off?


My 7 will hopefully be landing sometime this year! Or so VW tell me! ::)

Ah right  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 05 August 2013, 07:33
Removed my awesome R LED tails and put the original abominations back on! :'(  With a lot of help from a very very nice man!


Thanks again Craig. ;)

Why have you taken them off?


My 7 will hopefully be landing sometime this year! Or so VW tell me! ::)

Do you know what value you changed Byte 18 back to?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: The Doc on 05 August 2013, 19:05
Removed my awesome R LED tails and put the original abominations back on! :'(  With a lot of help from a very very nice man!


Thanks again Craig. ;)

Why have you taken them off?


My 7 will hopefully be landing sometime this year! Or so VW tell me! ::)

Do you know what value you changed Byte 18 back to?

It wasn't 00 it was whatever golf ROW was (non gti ???) version
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 05 August 2013, 20:47
Thanks Doc, ROW = Rest of World (non GTi).

Guessing this was a drop down option rather than a value you had to input?

Appreciate your help  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Running Man on 06 August 2013, 19:28
I have cleaned my GTI today, looking very nice indeed and will be very sad to see it go.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Richie.27 on 07 August 2013, 23:43
Previous owner of my 35 edition and the previous owner had an obsession with car washes. So after only having it for 2 weeks I decided to get it professionally detailed. Paint correction, paint correction and finally finished off with c quartz finest paint sealant. Looks the dogs danglies now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 07 August 2013, 23:57
Previous owner of my 35 edition and the previous owner had an obsession with car washes. So after only having it for 2 weeks I decided to get it professionally detailed. Paint correction, paint correction and finally finished off with c quartz finest paint sealant. Looks the dogs danglies now.

Prove it !!!!.....Wheres the pics  :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 08 August 2013, 00:00
New Loba L0400 turbo and support parts fitted. Tomorrow the map goes on and dyno runs begin. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 09 August 2013, 19:44
Received my new Carbonio Intake from Raffe (great service)

Installed - only took about half hour - Out with the Old, in wit the New !!!   :smiley:

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_0995_zpse19716fc.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_0996_zps9a113817.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 09 August 2013, 20:15
Glad your pleased :cool:

Our car goes in tomorrow to AKS to have std exhaust refitted, std rear lights coded and VW base map flashed back onto ECU :cry:

It's going to feel so slow  :huh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 09 August 2013, 21:09
Collected it from airport car park, where it's been abandoned for last 2 weeks.   It's filthy but thankfully no bird sh!t or damage.    Wash day soon.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 12 August 2013, 10:25
Pretty much finished the GTD's home now, been tidying the garage up for a month or so.  Looking a bit better now -

Before

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/cosmicremedy/GTD/851c12fb-4a22-4df2-9bda-25c825547eac_zpsce9d6837.jpg)

After

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/cosmicremedy/GTD/image_zpsd6926066.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 12 August 2013, 13:04
Proper man cave!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 12 August 2013, 13:58
Well jealous, i have a sh1tty drive and a shed.... :embarrassed:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 12 August 2013, 17:52
Thats more like it...
Just dont visit garagejournal.com or you will endup spending a fortune on the garage..
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 12 August 2013, 19:12
Thats more like it...
Just dont visit garagejournal.com or you will endup spending a fortune on the garage..

Well now I have to go and look, just had an electric garage door fitted and now have the project of kitting it out..... :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 12 August 2013, 20:29
Thats more like it...
Just dont visit garagejournal.com or you will endup spending a fortune on the garage..

I do go on that site, this is a personal favourite

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59633
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Murrayedition35 on 12 August 2013, 22:11
Well got the ED35 serviced today...VW dealer picked it up from my work this morning and drop it off later on...no problems from the service and after 19,000 miles on the clock still like brand new...still the same tyres...what a motor... :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 13 August 2013, 18:58
Thats more like it...
Just dont visit garagejournal.com or you will endup spending a fortune on the garage..

I do go on that site, this is a personal favourite

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59633
I like the basic garage of that design but the signs and shelves of stuff are not for me I would want a clean fuss free design with a lift so that could also be used as a workshop when needs be. I prefer clean simple lines. Mind you would never know it looking at my two garages  currently lol.

This is one im currently watching unfold I quite like
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=158755
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 13 August 2013, 19:53
Thats more like it...
Just dont visit garagejournal.com or you will endup spending a fortune on the garage..

I do go on that site, this is a personal favourite

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59633
I like the basic garage of that design but the signs and shelves of stuff are not for me I would want a clean fuss free design with a lift so that could also be used as a workshop when needs be. I prefer clean simple lines. Mind you would never know it looking at my two garages  currently lol.

This is one im currently watching unfold I quite like
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=158755

Looks good, lovely house too...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 14 August 2013, 18:24
Thats more like it...
Just dont visit garagejournal.com or you will endup spending a fortune on the garage..

I do go on that site, this is a personal favourite

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59633

I want! :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 14 August 2013, 18:28
Thats more like it...
Just dont visit garagejournal.com or you will endup spending a fortune on the garage..

I do go on that site, this is a personal favourite

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59633

I want! :shocked:

Epic, isn't it!  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 14 August 2013, 18:40
Need to get mine sorted, can't believe I used to keep my R32 in there now its just full of crap! 90% of which I have bought off ebay and never used  :embarrassed: :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 14 August 2013, 21:09
Need to get mine sorted, can't believe I used to keep my R32 in there now its just full of crap! 90% of which I have bought off ebay and never used  :embarrassed: :whistle:

Do it, didn't spend that much on mine.... Just a bit of paint really.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 14 August 2013, 23:59
Just bought some snow socks for winter £26 what a bargain!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 15 August 2013, 08:04
Taken delivery of a set of lovely .:R rear LEDs.

Cheers Jimble  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 15 August 2013, 08:17
They will look great on a red car :cool:

My car is bone stock again, just private plate to be removed once paperwork returns :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 15 August 2013, 12:00
Taken delivery of a set of lovely .:R rear LEDs.

Cheers Jimble  :smiley:

My pleasure, was good to have a chat and i'm looking forward to the pictures! Your gonna love em! :tongue:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 15 August 2013, 12:18
Ive orded some black front and rear badges, and also the front and rear GTI logo in black with a thin chrome lip. Also getting excited to meeting Raffe on Saturday to buy his exhaust system.  :smiley: :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 15 August 2013, 13:36
Also getting excited to meeting Raffe on Saturday

Does a Saturday get any better  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 15 August 2013, 13:47
Also getting excited to meeting Raffe on Saturday

Does a Saturday get any better  :laugh:

It's the start of the Premier League too, so I guess it'll be a good day all round.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 15 August 2013, 18:04
I am now sporting some rather good looking rear LED lights, Thanks Raffe for letting me purchase these from him, and a big thank you to RocketRoss for helping me install them and recode them, thanks guys!
Today I replaced all my interior lights with LEDs, to go with the rear lights and number plate lights.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 16 August 2013, 11:49
I got too impatient and fitted the LEDs last night.

I've got a multitude of "check this light and check that light" warnings, but...

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t264/dubber36/leds_zpsa3a3c85d.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/user/dubber36/media/leds_zpsa3a3c85d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 17 August 2013, 22:47
Cheated on it by having a weekend fling with a newer younger model  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GtiAde on 18 August 2013, 20:34
Fitted Focal front speaker kit. Yet to crank them up but sound ace :cool:

Couple of weeks ago a matt black VW grill badge.

Last week ordered a Sachs clutch kit  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 18 August 2013, 21:37
I got too impatient and fitted the LEDs last night.

I've got a multitude of "check this light and check that light" warnings, but...

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t264/dubber36/leds_zpsa3a3c85d.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/user/dubber36/media/leds_zpsa3a3c85d.jpg.html)


Looking good Simon!! How do you feel about them now they're fitted?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 18 August 2013, 21:51
If i was you you i would de-badge the TDI and just have it saying Golf  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Beddie on 18 August 2013, 22:44
Took it for a day out at VW Festival  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 19 August 2013, 08:20
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y535/Luke_Humphrey/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png) (http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/Luke_Humphrey/media/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png.html)

Fitted my turboback system which i purchased from Raffe, very pleased with it, cant wait to get it mapped now!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 19 August 2013, 08:23
Looking good Simon!! How do you feel about them now they're fitted?

I'm really liking them James. My mate is trading his GTD in for a new one soon, and the plan was to swap these .:R lights with his before he swaps, but I quite like the slightly darker lights in contrast to the red paint. They to tie in with the privacy glass quite well too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 19 August 2013, 08:26
If i was you you i would de-badge the TDI and just have it saying Golf  :smiley:

I've immed and ahhed about this for a very long time Ross. I'm mindful that the car is only a GT, and with these lights, I don't want it to look like a wannabee. Think back to people that de-badged their BMW 316i in the hope that others would think it was a 325i.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 19 August 2013, 08:28
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y535/Luke_Humphrey/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png) (http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/Luke_Humphrey/media/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png.html)

Fitted my turboback system which i purchased from Raffe, very pleased with it, cant wait to get it mapped now!

Now there's a car crying out for LED rears if ever I've seen one :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 19 August 2013, 09:09
I think a remap is taking the £'s first, then LED's.. trying to save for a house too  :whistle:  :evil:

But for some reason the engine management light came on this morning though!!   :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 19 August 2013, 10:14
If i was you you i would de-badge the TDI and just have it saying Golf  :smiley:

I've immed and ahhed about this for a very long time Ross. I'm mindful that the car is only a GT, and with these lights, I don't want it to look like a wannabee. Think back to people that de-badged their BMW 316i in the hope that others would think it was a 325i.

I think its fine as long as your not claiming to be something else, you are just not saying what it is. Its not like you are adding a GTI or GTD badge.....go for it mate. it make the rear look cleaner.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 19 August 2013, 11:12
Looks great, just needs the rear diffuser painting now to complete the back end.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 19 August 2013, 11:24
(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/5-6-7_zpsb98c6725.jpg) (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/wigit71/media/Ed35/5-6-7_zpsb98c6725.jpg.html)

took a group shot before i returned the loaner
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 19 August 2013, 12:55
Wouldn't that be a great line up if they were all yours!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 19 August 2013, 13:09
Wouldn't that be a great line up if they were all yours!

for this to happen i need to buy the Pirelli off my wife lol  :smug:

at the moment i actually own the wheels and tyres on it
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 19 August 2013, 13:13
Wouldn't that be a great line up if they were all yours!

for this to happen i need to buy the Pirelli off my wife lol  :smug:

What? Your wife buys her own cars? I think I need to change mine.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 19 August 2013, 13:34
Wouldn't that be a great line up if they were all yours!

for this to happen i need to buy the Pirelli off my wife lol  :smug:

What? Your wife buys her own cars? I think I need to change mine.

Car or wife?? :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 19 August 2013, 13:46
Wouldn't that be a great line up if they were all yours!

for this to happen i need to buy the Pirelli off my wife lol  :smug:

What? Your wife buys her own cars? I think I need to change mine.

Car or wife?? :laugh:

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 19 August 2013, 13:51
Boom tish
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 19 August 2013, 14:22
Done few bits and bobs.  Couple of minor cosmetic mods - changed interior lights to LEDs, added new Richbrook GTI tax disc holder, booked it in for 1st service in Sept and renewed insurance (£233)  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 19 August 2013, 14:27
Wouldn't that be a great line up if they were all yours!

for this to happen i need to buy the Pirelli off my wife lol  :smug:

What? Your wife buys her own cars? I think I need to change mine.

i count myself lucky as she also buys stuff i like and not adverse to a remap, fortunately my wife will never say i want a nissan cashcow or a nissan joke
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 19 August 2013, 18:40
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y535/Luke_Humphrey/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png) (http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/Luke_Humphrey/media/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png.html)

Fitted my turboback system which i purchased from Raffe, very pleased with it, cant wait to get it mapped now!

Got any sound clips of it yet...I was gonna buy it, just had no idea what it sounded like. Looks sweet though :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 19 August 2013, 19:16
I started it up as it's been sat in the garage for near 3 weeks to see if I could hear any dreaded cam tensioner chain rattle.
I could not but boy do those two fuel injectors in the center of the engine make a knocking noise.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 19 August 2013, 20:44
Got all the tar spots off the boot lid tonight, tried Autoglym "Intensive" Tar Remover but it wouldn't touch it? So I ended up claying the thing (not what I had planned for Monday night!) Anyway got the tar off with the clay, polished and sealed it.  Smooth as a baby's arse now  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 19 August 2013, 23:06
(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/5-6-7_zpsb98c6725.jpg) (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/wigit71/media/Ed35/5-6-7_zpsb98c6725.jpg.html)

took a group shot before i returned the loaner

I'm sure there's room for another gti on your drive  :laugh:

What did you think of the mk7 then?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 20 August 2013, 07:59
Decided I better use it so took it to work for a change.
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Post by: LukeRhino on 20 August 2013, 08:10
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y535/Luke_Humphrey/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png) (http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/Luke_Humphrey/media/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png.html)

Fitted my turboback system which i purchased from Raffe, very pleased with it, cant wait to get it mapped now!

Got any sound clips of it yet...I was gonna buy it, just had no idea what it sounded like. Looks sweet though :smiley:

Ill get some at the weekend for you. Its getting a REVO stage 2 map on friday!  :smiley:
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Post by: jhunter_83 on 20 August 2013, 13:47
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y535/Luke_Humphrey/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png) (http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/Luke_Humphrey/media/Capture_zpsa0dd8a28.png.html)

Fitted my turboback system which i purchased from Raffe, very pleased with it, cant wait to get it mapped now!

Got any sound clips of it yet...I was gonna buy it, just had no idea what it sounded like. Looks sweet though :smiley:

Ill get some at the weekend for you. Its getting a REVO stage 2 map on friday!  :smiley:

How much is the REVO remap? Have they got a special offer on at the moment?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 20 August 2013, 14:37
Yes they have 20% off at the minute, the deal has just been extended another week or so i believe. Its costing me £527 for a stage 2 set up. with power runs before and after.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 20 August 2013, 17:12
That looks really smart Luke, the mapping will transform how it sounds and performs :evil:
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Post by: LukeRhino on 21 August 2013, 06:13
That looks really smart Luke, the mapping will transform how it sounds and performs :evil:

Thank you, really pleased with it, super excited for friday now!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mustard on 23 August 2013, 16:32
Finally got round to fitting my 4 pot brembo calipers, NQSBB (Not Quite Such Big Brakes from Dave Brown).
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Post by: mustard on 23 August 2013, 16:34
Whoops try again to show the pictures:
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Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Pinky 1959 on 23 August 2013, 22:38
Very nice .
Quick question did you make the bolt locating tool yourself or did you buy them .
Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mustard on 24 August 2013, 08:57
I bought the wheel alignment bolts, here is a link, they certainly make getting the wheels back on easier.

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/wheel-accessories/e-tech-engineering-quick-align-wheel-tool
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Pinky 1959 on 25 August 2013, 09:54
Thanks for that I have ordered 2 sets one for gtd and one for tiguan .
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Post by: wigit on 25 August 2013, 11:16
Those bolts do make life a lot easier
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Post by: Rgdogg on 25 August 2013, 11:24
What size thread would I need to order?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mustard on 25 August 2013, 12:01
M14 x 1.5
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Post by: Rgdogg on 25 August 2013, 12:11
Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 25 August 2013, 19:47
Hit 50k today and still feels sweet as  :smiley:


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 26 August 2013, 20:26
Check oil level light came on yesterday and today

I'm offshore so sent the wife to tesco for some castrol edge and talked her through topping it up



It's due it's second service in a couple of weeks and remember last year before its service it needed topping up.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 27 August 2013, 00:23
Hit 50k today and still feels sweet as  :smiley:

How does your new DV feel, any better than OEM Neil?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 27 August 2013, 13:59
Removed private plate.....the end is nigh with the new car due for arrival at the dealers w/c 16th Sep :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 27 August 2013, 20:27
Hit 50k today and still feels sweet as  :smiley:

How does your new DV feel, any better than OEM Neil?

The new DV has given it a much crisper throttle response and seems to be a lot smoother, a couple of the lads on the other forum incl Hurdy have fitted it aswell and pretty much said the same,


http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,70779.0.html
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 30 August 2013, 21:18
Took the old girl in for Mot today and passed with flying colours  :smiley:
Also treat her with some Mobil 1 and a new set of RS29 front brake pads,
Got a problem with the ratchet system on the drivers seat, the wife had been out in it and put the seat right up, now it won't go down  :angry: handle doesn't move ? The garage took my seat out today and couldn't see the problem ? They ordering a couple of parts to see if it sorts it out ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 31 August 2013, 19:43
Washed it, removed my private plate and put the re-registered number on, removed the forum stickers, seat inserts and rabbit from the boot lid.


Looks really borin now..... :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 31 August 2013, 22:03
Washed it, removed my private plate and put the re-registered number on, removed the forum stickers, seat inserts and rabbit from the boot lid.


Looks really borin now..... :'(

Any bit you selling on?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GolfTi on 31 August 2013, 23:00
Sad times Jimble.  :cry:

The mk7 will cheer you up a little.

 :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 31 August 2013, 23:18
Sad times Jimble.  :'(

The mk7 will cheer you up a little.

 :)


Indeed mate, won't be long now, 4-6 weeks. 8)


@Ross, i did think about selling the seat inserts but i've got an idea for a keyring! :smug: 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 31 August 2013, 23:24
Washed it, removed my private plate and put the re-registered number on, removed the forum stickers, seat inserts and rabbit from the boot lid.


Looks really borin now..... :'(

Aw, nearly time to say goodbye to it  :sad: 

Bet you don't give it a second thought once you're in that new mk7  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 31 August 2013, 23:29
Washed it, removed my private plate and put the re-registered number on, removed the forum stickers, seat inserts and rabbit from the boot lid.


Looks really borin now..... :'(

Aw, nearly time to say goodbye to it  :( 

Bet you don't give it a second thought once you're in that new mk7  :D


Don't get me going!! :'( ;D


This has been without doubt the best car i've owned hence going for a mk7 but taking all the bits off today i'll admit i was a little bit sad, in one breath i really think i'll miss it, especially the colour as i've gone for white on the new one but i hope your right.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 31 August 2013, 23:40
Washed it, removed my private plate and put the re-registered number on, removed the forum stickers, seat inserts and rabbit from the boot lid.


Looks really borin now..... :'(

Aw, nearly time to say goodbye to it  :( 

Bet you don't give it a second thought once you're in that new mk7  :D


Don't get me going!! :'( ;D


This has been without doubt the best car i've owned hence going for a mk7 but taking all the bits off today i'll admit i was a little bit sad, in one breath i really think i'll miss it, especially the colour as i've gone for white on the new one but i hope your right.



You'll remember it fondly.  Hope it gets a good home.   

I've seen my previous mk5 twice in last couple of months and was pleased to see it looks very well cared for (still have a soft spot for it  :kiss:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GolfTi on 31 August 2013, 23:42
I was really, really sad to see my mk6 go.

The main reason I went for the mk7 was that the mk6 was such a brilliant car to own. I will always remember that car with great fondness. Hope the new owner looks after it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 01 September 2013, 00:31
I was really, really sad to see my mk6 go.

The main reason I went for the mk7 was that the mk6 was such a brilliant car to own. I will always remember that car with great fondness. Hope the new owner looks after it.


I'm almost tempted to put the details of it on the forum when i trade it in, i've had very few issues with it and would like it to go to someone that will look after it tbh, great car! :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 01 September 2013, 16:53
......celebrated its 1st birthday by filling it with rubbish and taking it to the tip.   It stinks now!  time to break out the Febreze  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 01 September 2013, 21:38
Today I fitted some super pro anti lift kit bushes and replaced the front bushes with super pro too.
First impressions are very good and gives the steering some extra weight.
I've not been happy with the handling of my mk6 and find it a little unsettled mid corner. Even when I ran h&r springs and dampers it was the same.
Going to do the track again tomorrow but it already feels much better.
Next I'm replacing my rear anti roll bar bushes, I was going to replace the bar with h&r but on standard suspension I'm hoping the bushes will help slightly.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 01 September 2013, 22:46
Today I fitted some super pro anti lift kit bushes and replaced the front bushes with super pro too.
First impressions are very good and gives the steering some extra weight.
I've not been happy with the handling of my mk6 and find it a little unsettled mid corner. Even when I ran h&r springs and dampers it was the same.
Going to do the track again tomorrow but it already feels much better.
Next I'm replacing my rear anti roll bar bushes, I was going to replace the bar with h&r but on standard suspension I'm hoping the bushes will help slightly.

Getting the ARBs will make a huge difference, everyone say it the best handling mod you can do.

I spent hours looking into which one i want (hopefully next 2-3 months) and everyone is saying it is worth getting front and back done at the same time, costs a little more in labour but defo worth it.

Highly recommended : http://www.awesomegti.com/car/vw/golfmk6/h-r-front-rear-anti-roll-bar-kit-fr-26-re-22mm-golf-vi-scirocco-typ-1k-10-08
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 02 September 2013, 18:09
Took it in for its first service.  Just collected it and no issues  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 03 September 2013, 14:00
contemplating putting the Ed35 back to Stage 1 and removing, intake, zorst and engine mounts for first round
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 03 September 2013, 16:48
contemplating putting the Ed35 back to Stage 1 and removing, intake, zorst and engine mounts for first round

What exhaust and mounts you got?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 03 September 2013, 18:11
contemplating putting the Ed35 back to Stage 1 and removing, intake, zorst and engine mounts for first round

You're only contemplating doing it and already the mod vultures are circling  :grin:

Why do you want to put it back to stage 1?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 03 September 2013, 18:41
You're only contemplating doing it and already the mod vultures are circling  :grin:

Why do you want to put it back to stage 1?

fancy a bit less noise and a bit more refinement, i'd keep all the chassis stuff for the moment
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 03 September 2013, 22:41
had the car in to get serviced today and investigate the dead battery i had last week


they did tests on the battery (as i did yesterday too) and found no fault and no error codes on the car and they cant explain why this happened. :undecided:


i will just have to see how it goes


they also forgot to change the cabin filter, which i guessed the might but i caught it and they gave me one to take home, which  fitted tonight



took the car for a blast up to hartside as it hasnt had a proper run in a while other than supermarkets etc


a good drive - really brought home how crap the brakes are though having been driving my clio alot recently

the GTI brakes are horrendous for a fast car.


washed (2nd time in 24 hours :shocked:), battery charged and put away as the clio is coming out to play now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 03 September 2013, 23:27
Now thats odd. No fault code logged for low voltage yet the  car acted like it had a flat battery. That does not make sense.
You dont think it could be the key immobiliser acting up and it was confused as a flat battery?
If the ignition switch or the key is playing silly bugg3r5 it will not start just click as you said.
Having similar issues with a mates clio at the moment infact  :grin:
Sometimes you have to take the key out of the ignition hold it away from the ignition near the swat etc and tey it again in a few seconds. Or use the spare key.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 03 September 2013, 23:30
well the car wouldnt lock and he spare key didnt work

she also said the interior lights were flashing on and off and were really dull

havent got a clue what could have caused it
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 03 September 2013, 23:37
That sounds more like an electrical issue or control unit issue than a flat battery. Mines never done that and mines been down to below 12v with standing. It just logged it in the system though and started turning non critical things off. So I lost auto windows and interior lights. I had to teach the windows the auto function and wveryrhing else started workjng again.
Im off next week if you need it scanning. (Ill just have to borrow a labtop for the program from someone)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 04 September 2013, 07:22
You're only contemplating doing it and already the mod vultures are circling  :grin:

Why do you want to put it back to stage 1?

fancy a bit less noise and a bit more refinement, i'd keep all the chassis stuff for the moment

This really sticks in my throat admitting it, but since the Carbonio and exhaust have been removed our GTi is actually a nicer car to drive, missing the power though and if I were to mod another car it would be stage 1 software and no hardware.

Getting old :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 04 September 2013, 08:55
You're only contemplating doing it and already the mod vultures are circling  :grin:

Why do you want to put it back to stage 1?

fancy a bit less noise and a bit more refinement, i'd keep all the chassis stuff for the moment

This really sticks in my throat admitting it, but since the Carbonio and exhaust have been removed our GTi is actually a nicer car to drive, missing the power though and if I were to mod another car it would be stage 1 software and no hardware.

Getting old :embarrassed:

Yes Raffe you are getting old!!!! - The Carbonio can be soooo much fun, let off from WOT or change gear at high revs near someone and they are like WTF was that. Sounds awesome. Thanks for letting me have it.

I think it will be the exhaust that is mainly making you think it a more pleasant drive now, as the GTI is very quite and relaxing with OEM exhaust
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 04 September 2013, 13:11
i get where you are coming from Raffie, i've been using the Pirelli recently and i like the quiet way it makes progress in an understated manner, ok handling and braking is not as sharp but i like the lack of drama in the noise department

having a mk7 GTI opened my eyes how good it was out the box and i'm thinking the R may suit my golf needs better
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 04 September 2013, 13:27
i get where you are coming from Raffie, i've been using the Pirelli recently and i like the quiet way it makes progress in an understated manner, ok handling and braking is not as sharp but i like the lack of drama in the noise department

having a mk7 GTI opened my eyes how good it was out the box and i'm thinking the R may suit my golf needs better


Wigit, interested to hear your view on the mk7 following your brief stint with it  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 September 2013, 13:27
Big nail in n/s front tyre  :angry:  new one needed - on order. 

Second new tyre in 3 months on that wheel - begining to think it's jinxed!  Got the lovely space saver spare on till tommorow  :sick:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 05 September 2013, 14:40
Big nail in n/s front tyre  :angry:  new one needed - on order. 

Second new tyre in 3 months on that wheel - begining to think it's jinxed!  Got the lovely space saver spare on till tommorow  :sick:

Cant it be repaired mate?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 05 September 2013, 15:38
booked it on to go back to Stage 1 in early October, dealer going to let me know when i can order a mk7 R

for the vultures the following will be available:

Revo K04 Intake
Milltek Full TBE with small resonators and 35 tips
Revo engine and gear box mounts
Smoothed TTS engine cover

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 05 September 2013, 16:02
Had a very spirited drive in mine and decided to either k04 it, buy an edition 35 or an s3

Decisions decisions
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 September 2013, 17:44
Big nail in n/s front tyre  :angry:  new one needed - on order. 

Second new tyre in 3 months on that wheel - begining to think it's jinxed!  Got the lovely space saver spare on till tommorow  :sick:

Cant it be repaired mate?

No such luck  :sad:  The actual nail damage could have been repaired, BUT, as it was driven on a bit (slow puncture, only evident this morning), there was further damage.  It ain't gonna be cheap!  Must spec a tyre pressure monitor on next car  :laugh:   

Still, only had 2 punctures in nearly 20 years driving so can't really complain.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 05 September 2013, 21:47
I fitted new front pads, old ones took a breasting at Cadwell Park!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 05 September 2013, 21:55
Big nail in n/s front tyre  :angry:  new one needed - on order. 

Second new tyre in 3 months on that wheel - begining to think it's jinxed!  Got the lovely space saver spare on till tommorow  :sick:

Cant it be repaired mate?

No such luck  :sad:  The actual nail damage could have been repaired, BUT, as it was driven on a bit (slow puncture, only evident this morning), there was further damage.  It ain't gonna be cheap!  Must spec a tyre pressure monitor on next car  :laugh:   

Still, only had 2 punctures in nearly 20 years driving so can't really complain.
you can retro fit the button on early car. Or just turn it on with vagcom and reset it with vagcom if it triggers.
Plenty of info on this on google
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 September 2013, 22:31
Big nail in n/s front tyre  :angry:  new one needed - on order. 

Second new tyre in 3 months on that wheel - begining to think it's jinxed!  Got the lovely space saver spare on till tommorow  :sick:

Cant it be repaired mate?

No such luck  :sad:  The actual nail damage could have been repaired, BUT, as it was driven on a bit (slow puncture, only evident this morning), there was further damage.  It ain't gonna be cheap!  Must spec a tyre pressure monitor on next car  :laugh:   

Still, only had 2 punctures in nearly 20 years driving so can't really complain.
you can retro fit the button on early car. Or just turn it on with vagcom and reset it with vagcom if it triggers.
Plenty of info on this on google

Thanks Snoopy, haven't got vagcom but I'll have a read on google  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: sajymundo on 06 September 2013, 12:32
I collect my 59 plate GTI tomorrow, cant wait as i have never had a GTI before. I can then finally contribute to this forum.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 06 September 2013, 13:07
It's in for major service today, after a minor service on Wednesday!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 06 September 2013, 13:39
I collect my 59 plate GTI tomorrow, cant wait as i have never had a GTI before. I can then finally contribute to this forum.

Nice one. Your first proper contribution has to be lots of pictures. Even tho' we all know what GTI's look like, we all like pictures.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 06 September 2013, 17:11
It's in for major service today, after a minor service on Wednesday!!

How come? what did they say?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: neils mk6 on 06 September 2013, 17:16
Took it to be assessed for this... :cry:

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I collect my 59 plate GTI tomorrow, cant wait as i have never had a GTI before. I can then finally contribute to this forum.

Nice one. Your first proper contribution has to be lots of pictures. Even tho' we all know what GTI's look like, we all like pictures.
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Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 06 September 2013, 17:41
Booked it in on Wednesday for a major service, brake fluid change and a dsg oil change, when I came to pick it up it had only been given a minor service, so had a big kick off in the showroom as the service guy called me a liar at which point I was going to rip his head off so I had to leave before I did something stupid!
Rang service manager when I got home explained what had gone on and he apologised and got the car picked up today to complete the servicing!
Had nothing but issues with Vw and will never buy another one as the customer service is terrible! Asked them to have a look at the diverter valve while it was still under warranty and the service guy said the technicians had never heard of a diverter valve, this is what we are up against total incompetent idiots!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 06 September 2013, 18:04
Big nail in n/s front tyre  :angry:  new one needed - on order. 

Second new tyre in 3 months on that wheel - begining to think it's jinxed!  Got the lovely space saver spare on till tommorow  :sick:

Cant it be repaired mate?

No such luck  :sad:  The actual nail damage could have been repaired, BUT, as it was driven on a bit (slow puncture, only evident this morning), there was further damage.  It ain't gonna be cheap!  Must spec a tyre pressure monitor on next car  :laugh:   

Still, only had 2 punctures in nearly 20 years driving so can't really complain.
you can retro fit the button on early car. Or just turn it on with vagcom and reset it with vagcom if it triggers.
Plenty of info on this on google

Thanks Snoopy, haven't got vagcom but I'll have a read on google  :smiley:
http://www.mk6golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,123.0.html


Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 06 September 2013, 19:12
Booked it in on Wednesday for a major service, brake fluid change and a dsg oil change, when I came to pick it up it had only been given a minor service, so had a big kick off in the showroom as the service guy called me a liar at which point I was going to rip his head off so I had to leave before I did something stupid!
Rang service manager when I got home explained what had gone on and he apologised and got the car picked up today to complete the servicing!
Had nothing but issues with Vw and will never buy another one as the customer service is terrible! Asked them to have a look at the diverter valve while it was still under warranty and the service guy said the technicians had never heard of a diverter valve, this is what we are up against total incompetent idiots!

Richard did you go to Leeds or Bradford?...Cant see it been Bradford branch as they have always been spot on....Please say Leeds
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 06 September 2013, 19:30
Yes it was Leeds and I will never ever go there again! It's annoyed me that much I putting a complaint in and looking at changing to an S3 now!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 06 September 2013, 19:47
Yes it was Leeds and I will never ever go there again! It's annoyed me that much I putting a complaint in and looking at changing to an S3 now!

Loool dont over react bro...Honestly, go bradford next time, good bunch of lad and the service is top.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Eeef on 07 September 2013, 12:40
Trust me, as an ex-Audi owner, I can assure you their service is worse!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 07 September 2013, 16:19
Big nail in n/s front tyre  :angry:  new one needed - on order. 

Second new tyre in 3 months on that wheel - begining to think it's jinxed!  Got the lovely space saver spare on till tommorow  :sick:

Cant it be repaired mate?

No such luck  :sad:  The actual nail damage could have been repaired, BUT, as it was driven on a bit (slow puncture, only evident this morning), there was further damage.  It ain't gonna be cheap!  Must spec a tyre pressure monitor on next car  :laugh:   

Still, only had 2 punctures in nearly 20 years driving so can't really complain.
you can retro fit the button on early car. Or just turn it on with vagcom and reset it with vagcom if it triggers.
Plenty of info on this on google

Thanks Snoopy, haven't got vagcom but I'll have a read on google  :smiley:
http://www.mk6golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,123.0.html

Excellent! Might look into doing that myself!

Parts total £35, I bet VW charge about £400
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 07 September 2013, 17:04
Ive got the parts just never got round to fitting them yet ::embarrassed:
I do have it turned on with vagcom for pease of mind and know it worked.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 07 September 2013, 17:05
^^ I retro-fitted this to mine having got the bits from SteveP on here. It works too!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 07 September 2013, 17:06
^^ I retro-fitted this to mine having got the bits from SteveP on here. It works too!!

Is it easy enough to do and how nuch did it cost for parts?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 07 September 2013, 17:09
Have mine a good wash after 2 weeks in France (think bug splats on a large scale!!) then two weeks of not being able to wash it.  :sad:

Looks so much better.  :cool:

Also applied a new hydrophobic rain repellent to the windows. Will see how thus performs when it next rains.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 07 September 2013, 17:12
^^ I retro-fitted this to mine having got the bits from SteveP on here. It works too!!

Is it easy enough to do and how nuch did it cost for parts?

Fitting the switch was really easy. The hard bit was getting the wire through the bulk head.

To fit the wire into the ABS controller, I removed the battery - so much easier.

Finally, update in VCDS and you're away.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 07 September 2013, 17:45
Given the car it's penultimate clean, should be collecting replacement in 2 weeks  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 07 September 2013, 19:20
Ive got the parts just never got round to fitting them yet ::embarrassed:
I do have it turned on with vagcom for pease of mind and know it worked.

Thanks for the link Snoopy.  Worth doing I think, though I'd probably just get it turned on via vagcom as you suggest. 

TPM was standard on my mk5 and tbh I assumed it was on the mk6.  Only realised it was something that had to be specced after I got the car!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 07 September 2013, 19:23
Given the car it's penultimate clean, should be collecting replacement in 2 weeks  :cool:

Sad to see it go Raffe? or have you moved on already  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 07 September 2013, 19:36
Roof bars fitted roof box on with a bike carrier holidays here we come :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 08 September 2013, 07:54
Given the car it's penultimate clean, should be collecting replacement in 2 weeks  :cool:

Sad to see it go Raffe? or have you moved on already  :laugh:

I will be sad to see it go but comfortable we have made the right decision. In all honesty I should have bought a DSG .:R for the direction I was wanting to take the car but enjoyed the GTi in he time we have had it.

Wife is excited at getting her first brand new car and I will commence the hunt for a decent Integra Type R or possibly S2000 next year as a fun car :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 08 September 2013, 09:47
Took it to the Porsche garage so my dad could buy his new cayman.

Got me tempted with a boxster s but 3 cars is enough as it is!

Some prick in an x5 twitted his door on my mirror he was parked so close. Lucky there isn't a mark or I would have really lost it!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 08 September 2013, 11:15
 I wish I had the issue of only 3 cars  :sad:


I have used all my holiday entitlement this year trying to sort things out to I get down to 3 but failed. :embarrassed:

Just realised ive not used the mk6 since the 20th August I guess I better use it the week after next before the winter starts!

The most I ever want to own again is 4.
1: Daily
2: Winter Daily
3: Classic
4: Sports car
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 08 September 2013, 13:45
Our altea is sold just got to out a test on it tomorrow so the GTI is going to be the daily and the RS200 my toy.

On the look Out for a boxster spyder I think for my next toy.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 08 September 2013, 14:03
Nice :cool:
I need to sort my workshop out, sell the 4 project cars, sell my workshop, build a detached double garage before I get something like that. Maybe 2020 for me :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Eeef on 08 September 2013, 15:28
Our altea is sold just got to out a test on it tomorrow so the GTI is going to be the daily and the RS200 my toy.

On the look Out for a boxster spyder I think for my next toy.
I'd recommend a test drive of the Spyder. It's a beautiful car, but really designed to be driven with the roof off (not ideal in this country for 364 days a year). Anything over 50mph and the canvas roof flaps around like pair of the wife's keks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 08 September 2013, 15:53
It will be just for trackdays and sunny days for north york moors blasts.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: fentshire on 11 September 2013, 17:55
Having driven from Birmingham to Bonn, Germany and then onto Vienna, Austria. Just got back to Vienna from Novalja, Pag, Croatia (beautiful island in Croatia on the Dalmatian coast) via Zagreb. A total of 1900 miles.

Tomorrow. I get car ready for driving back from Vienna to Birmingham early on Friday morning. Another 1050 miles.
Been away for over four weeks. My VW Golf GTI needs a hearty clean when I get home, but she is wonderful on the German Autobahns!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 11 September 2013, 19:10
Having driven from Birmingham to Bonn, Germany and then onto Vienna, Austria. Just got back to Vienna from Novalja, Pag, Croatia (beautiful island in Croatia on the Dalmatian coast) via Zagreb. A total of 1900 miles.

Tomorrow. I get car ready for driving back from Vienna to Birmingham early on Friday morning. Another 1050 miles.
Been away for over four weeks. My VW Golf GTI needs a hearty clean when I get home, but she is wonderful on the German Autobahns!

sounds like a great road trip, i want to head down to Murter in Croatia next year which is a bit further south than Pag, did you get any sailing in when you were down there
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GtiAde on 11 September 2013, 20:03
Fitted my Sachs performance clutch :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 13 September 2013, 00:21
Update.....

After a few adjustments and some nice cool weather recently I did another few 1/4 mile runs. I must say I'm impressed with how the car is running at the moment and using this method or recording my runs has yielded results within 0.05 seconds for the time at an official strip. :cool:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/1c40269fc360aa872f5cea6620694f39_zpse63465e6.jpg)

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/1c35988b2f02199ce146ce6d1d71f0fb_zpsdfe4b535.jpg)

Need to focus on some "bling" bits for the car now. :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Eeef on 13 September 2013, 09:00
Wow....!

What map have you got and have you been dyno'd yet?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 13 September 2013, 18:19
Wow....!

What map have you got and have you been dyno'd yet?

It is a GIAC stage 3 engine map with a GIAC stage 3 custom DSG map on a Loba L0400 turbo with Water methanol injection. :cool:

Before the turbo upgrade it was 392bhp and 462lbft at Awesome GTI on their 4WD dyno.

Somewhere slightly north of 400bhp. :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 15 September 2013, 18:23
fitted LED tail lights (with a MASSIVE thanks to Rocket Ross for the help)...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/9741611163_956d4250cd_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9741611163/)
IMG_8390 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9741611163/) by Pryda_VDub (http://www.flickr.com/people/84462936@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 15 September 2013, 18:26
fitted LED tail lights (with a MASSIVE thanks to Rocket Ross for the help)...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/9741611163_956d4250cd_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9741611163/)
IMG_8390 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84462936@N03/9741611163/) by Pryda_VDub (http://www.flickr.com/people/84462936@N03/), on Flickr

They look spot on mate - Had fun smashing the light to do this mod  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: sajymundo on 18 September 2013, 16:16
1st fill up since i got my 59 plate gti, managed 350 miles and had some fun along the way. Tesco Momentum 99 this time....lets see what all the fuss is about in regards to super unleaded.

The GTI i must admit is superb, never had a car with this much power before and teh acceleration from 40mph to *cough*70mp*cough* is soo sweet. the engine hummmm when accelerating is amazing, i tend not to even put on the radio, just listen to the engine. DSG is a god send, stuck in over an hours worth of traffic in the rain the other day, still couldnt stop  :grin:

Looking forward to my next drive upto scotland, cant wait.

Mate your car looks amazing in white!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 18 September 2013, 22:25
had a mk6 1.4 TSI cabriolet for the day as wife's mk5 was on the dealers

(http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/wigit71/Ed35/BA902169-E8B1-4FDF-9734-9127470BE513-1817-0000023773021EFC_zpsccb41cdc.jpg) (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/wigit71/media/Ed35/BA902169-E8B1-4FDF-9734-9127470BE513-1817-0000023773021EFC_zpsccb41cdc.jpg.html)

Car feels underpowered with the 1.4, like the silhouette and always wish they did a Golf coupe (rather than rocco), refinement ok but scuttle shake is evident, not the most practical car
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AndyG on 26 September 2013, 20:09
I was gutted last week when I returned home to be told one of my alloys curbed whilst dropping son off.(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o539/andypgill/null_zpscd8dce19.jpg)
Anyway picked up the refurbed wheel up today
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o539/andypgill/null_zps6b40dcc8.jpg)
Took it to Prestige Wheels in Stockport.Very impressed with their work.£110 it cost.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 26 September 2013, 20:57
I was gutted last week when I returned home to be told one of my alloys curbed whilst dropping son off.(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o539/andypgill/null_zpscd8dce19.jpg)
Anyway picked up the refurbed wheel up today
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o539/andypgill/null_zps6b40dcc8.jpg)
Took it to Prestige Wheels in Stockport.Very impressed with their work.£110 it cost.

Is it a show car?....I cant justify £100+ for small curbs marks like that, you can barely see it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AndyG on 26 September 2013, 21:48
I just don't want a tatty car.I have had it since new and like keeping it that way.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 26 September 2013, 21:56
Need to paint the rusty hub parts of the discs then  :wink: :drool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AndyG on 26 September 2013, 22:18
Your right.I have a tatty car :grin:  I'm surprised you didn't notice one of the nut covers are missing as well!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 26 September 2013, 23:37
Your right.I have a tatty car :grin:  I'm surprised you didn't notice one of the nut covers are missing as well!

what would you do if you clipped the same wheel again next week?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 27 September 2013, 08:08
Your right.I have a tatty car :grin:  I'm surprised you didn't notice one of the nut covers are missing as well!

what would you do if you clipped the same wheel again next week?

I think that £110 would make you be even more careful, but if it did happen again, I too would be straight round to the refurbers. I've got the tiniest bit of white worm forming on one of my Vancouvers. You can hardly see it and I'm suppressing it with a weekly blob of wax, but I'll still get the wheel refurbed when my winter wheels go on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 27 September 2013, 08:24
Your right.I have a tatty car :grin:  I'm surprised you didn't notice one of the nut covers are missing as well!

what would you do if you clipped the same wheel again next week?

I think that £110 would make you be even more careful, but if it did happen again, I too would be straight round to the refurbers. I've got the tiniest bit of white worm forming on one of my Vancouvers. You can hardly see it and I'm suppressing it with a weekly blob of wax, but I'll still get the wheel refurbed when my winter wheels go on.

It's the one thing that I doesn't bother me that much - it happens.  Two of mine are kerbed but I'll probably only get them refurbed prior to selling it it or trading it in.   I can see the sense in getting damaged wheels refurbed when switching over to winter wheels though, so you have a nice pristine set to go back on in summer.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AndyG on 27 September 2013, 17:29
If I was in the habit if kerbing wheels often obviously I wouldn't get them done but as this is the first and hopefully last time,£110 in 24 years ain't bad.I was only recommending a good repairer in the north west for fellow members,sorry.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 27 September 2013, 18:40
If I was in the habit if kerbing wheels often obviously I wouldn't get them done but as this is the first and hopefully last time,£110 in 24 years ain't bad.I was only recommending a good repairer in the north west for fellow members,sorry.

Mate, why are you apologising?  I think it's commendable that you want to keep your car looking good, most of us on hear feel the same, I'm sure.  But for those us with a (much) poorer track record on kerbing wheels  :embarrassed: it would just be too costly to refurb each time  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 27 September 2013, 19:22
If I was in the habit if kerbing wheels often obviously I wouldn't get them done but as this is the first and hopefully last time,£110 in 24 years ain't bad.I was only recommending a good repairer in the north west for fellow members,sorry.
I'm like you if I curbed one god forbid it would have to get sorted  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AndyG on 27 September 2013, 19:50
I've read much good comments about Lepson's but would sooner stay local to me.I can't help it,I think its cos we've had the car since new.I suppose if you buy a second hand car,you expect the odd knock on it so any further knocks don't really matter.£110 is sod all nowadays, bargain!
Anyway an alternative to Lepson's guys&girls.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 27 September 2013, 20:45
That's good to know Andy. Stockport is that bit closer to me. Lepsons is a bit of a trek.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 27 September 2013, 21:16
Recommendations are always helpful.  When I do get mine done, it'll be Lepsons for me as they're only 30 miles away  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AaronMc on 27 September 2013, 21:20
Spit & Polish are good too! Get mixed reviews online, but refurbed my Diamond Cut M3 wheels spot on!

Will be using them for the Monzas when I decide to get them done.

All I done today to the GTI was install V9 maps!

Clean it tomorrow if weather holds off!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 28 September 2013, 20:26
removed the exhaust which spiderman bought. car looks pretty ordinary without the milltek but never mind.


also took it to hemsley and tested out my gopro hero 3 camera, which i got for track days for the clio.


tried a few angles outside the car. impressive bit of kit!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 29 September 2013, 18:18
Took the old Girl for a day out on the rollers at the R-Tech charity day,

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zpsc2bb4b13.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/NeilGti/media/null_zpsc2bb4b13.jpg.html)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zpsf2e8bc4f.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/NeilGti/media/null_zpsf2e8bc4f.jpg.html)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/null_zps4f21a114.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/NeilGti/media/null_zps4f21a114.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 29 September 2013, 19:23
Great Results there Neil  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 29 September 2013, 19:42
Great Results there Neil  :laugh:

Yes really pleased only 13bhp and 20lb ft behind Hurdy,
but he was running his poverty spec map to make me feel better I think  :rolleyes: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 29 September 2013, 20:00
That some big numbers Neil, car must be an animal  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 29 September 2013, 21:18
That some big numbers Neil, car must be an animal  :evil:

Yes its running sweet and the K04 really suits the TSI engine imo  :cool:
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AaronMc on 30 September 2013, 17:57
All I have done today is look how much dust has settled on it from the rain, after cleaning it Saturday..

And then been thinking H&R Supersports or LED Rears next..
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: spiderman on 30 September 2013, 19:05
Not quite up to the level of some you guys, but my first step.

Nice Cat-Back Milltek fitted this afternoon. Curtesy of Ken, Cheers Dude :cool:

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh7/skuesapprentice/DSC00244.jpg) (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/skuesapprentice/media/DSC00244.jpg.html)

Stage one is next later in the week :cool:

Sandy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 30 September 2013, 19:17
looking good sandy

enjoy the exhaust  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AaronMc on 30 September 2013, 19:23
Nice mod mate! Cant beat a nice zorst!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Poached on 30 September 2013, 21:17
Not quite up to the level of some you guys, but my first step.

Nice Cat-Back Milltek fitted this afternoon. Curtesy of Ken, Cheers Dude :cool:

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh7/skuesapprentice/DSC00244.jpg) (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/skuesapprentice/media/DSC00244.jpg.html)

Stage one is next later in the week :cool:

Sandy

Now just need to fill the gap in those arches :wink:.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 30 September 2013, 21:21
Bilstein B12 kit will be fitted before long i suspect  :whistle: :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: 12barblues on 30 September 2013, 21:51
First post and just got a mk6 gti. Picked one up with just 700 miles and 6 months old. My first GTI for 20 years where I had a 16v and 2 x 8v. Anyhow, just installed an RNS510 as my car just had the bog standard radio in it. Transformed the dash and hopefully the sat nav as trying to see my phone the other day for directions resulted in a quick kerbing and a well scuffed alloy. :angry:
Overall I just love this motor. I think the dsg box is superb and the engine very sweet. To put things into context I've also a 997 gen 2 Carrera s, and it's hardly turned a wheel since the gti arrived 3 weeks ago.
Already thinking of selling the porker and putting an order in for a mk7 r when they come out next year.
Looks like the 510 works well anyhow though I've not resorted to any vcds coding. Yet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: spiderman on 30 September 2013, 22:13
Bilstein B12 kit will be fitted before long i suspect  :whistle: :wink:

Aye that'll be step 4 :wink: once the winter tyres come off in march.

Cheers

Sandy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: spiderman on 03 October 2013, 10:19
Stage one Tune installed this morning :cool:

Quick test drive........ Coooooool

Thanks for all the reccomendations i went with Bluefin in the end, nice and smooth and plenty to spin the wheels in 3rd on the wet roads today :laugh:

Sandy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: skandar on 03 October 2013, 20:18
nice cat-back mate,
mind telling me where you getting yours stage1 done??

 
Not quite up to the level of some you guys, but my first step.

Nice Cat-Back Milltek fitted this afternoon. Curtesy of Ken, Cheers Dude :cool:

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh7/skuesapprentice/DSC00244.jpg) (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/skuesapprentice/media/DSC00244.jpg.html)

Stage one is next later in the week :cool:

Sandy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: spiderman on 04 October 2013, 09:43
See above post dude :wink:

Went with Bluefin and did it myself, dead easy and great support :cool:

Sandy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 04 October 2013, 13:55
See above post dude :wink:

Went with Bluefin and did it myself, dead easy and great support :cool:

Sandy

How much did you pay for Bluefin? Just asking as i might be selling my fully reset device soon.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dereks on 04 October 2013, 18:37
MOT today. passed with no advisories :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: spiderman on 04 October 2013, 19:57
See above post dude :wink:

Went with Bluefin and did it myself, dead easy and great support :cool:

Sandy

How much did you pay for Bluefin? Just asking as i might be selling my fully reset device soon.

£365 Delivered , New with a free K&N Panel filter (which i'm keeping till i've got the carbonspeed fitted and i'm happy with it) From JJC race and Rally on The Bay of E, quick delivery too. It was the best deal i found :smiley:

Sandy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 05 October 2013, 13:07
Spiderman. Nice cat back. Its nice and quiet and a nice stage 1 upgrade very smooth.
I was a fan of both of these on Kens.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jules Winfield on 05 October 2013, 14:04
Booked it in for its first MOT test next weekend (has it really been three years?).

Retrieved my winter wheels and tyres from the shed and applied some sealant to them.  They'll go back in the shed later and I'll get them put on the car in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 05 October 2013, 16:07
Washed it. First time in ages.
The sun came out just as I finished drying it.
Reminded me why I really like this car and the shadow blue colour  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Poached on 05 October 2013, 16:11
Washed it. First time in ages.
The sun came out just as I finished drying it.
Reminded me why I really like this car and the shadow blue colour  :cool:

Would be interested to see what a Shadow Blue with Glendales looked like.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 October 2013, 16:36
Washed it. First time in ages.
The sun came out just as I finished drying it.
Reminded me why I really like this car and the shadow blue colour  :cool:

Would be interested to see what a Shadow Blue with Glendales looked like.

Think it would look great and be a unique combination. 
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Post by: stoney26 on 05 October 2013, 16:45
Only recently purchased my MK6 and even more recently just got it back from having a new air intake manifold fitted - cat converter light came up 4 lights after pick up.

Today just gave it a good clean, removed stickers from previous owner 'purchased at..' etc and replaced tax disk holder.

Exhaust really needs a good clean, could anyone recommend a good chrome cleaner? I've heard autosol is pretty decent.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 05 October 2013, 17:12
Washed it. First time in ages.
The sun came out just as I finished drying it.
Reminded me why I really like this car and the shadow blue colour  :cool:

Would be interested to see what a Shadow Blue with Glendales looked like.
Not seen any photos of any yet. I have seen loads of photos of then with the watkins glen 18s and the darker shade of silver works well with the shadow blue. Im not sure how the black of the glendales would look.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AaronMc on 05 October 2013, 18:16
Only recently purchased my MK6 and even more recently just got it back from having a new air intake manifold fitted - cat converter light came up 4 lights after pick up.

Today just gave it a good clean, removed stickers from previous owner 'purchased at..' etc and replaced tax disk holder.

Exhaust really needs a good clean, could anyone recommend a good chrome cleaner? I've heard autosol is pretty decent.

Either Britemax Twins (Cleaner & Protector), or just go buy some Wire Wool from Halfords, and use a degreaser with that, and then just protect them with metal polish such as Meguairs or something similar.

Heres the results from mine, after just a quick going over..

(http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g442/AaronMcIver/IMG_3195_zpsadda2841.jpg) (http://s1102.photobucket.com/user/AaronMcIver/media/IMG_3195_zpsadda2841.jpg.html)
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Post by: dubber36 on 05 October 2013, 20:17
I drove mine (first time in ages) and thought it felt a bit old and dated. Maybe it's because deep down it is still a Mk5 and things have moved on, or I'm so used to the comfort and gadgets in my Passat.  :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jules Winfield on 06 October 2013, 18:56
Gave it a wash.
Made sure all the lights worked prior to its MOT next weekend.
Checked tyre pressures and inflated to correct level.
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Post by: charlie on 07 October 2013, 17:15
Gave it a wash cleaned my tail pipes and paid my finance off  :cool:it's all mine :laugh:
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Post by: mkviken on 07 October 2013, 22:25
hoovered and fitted some rubber mats ready for winter :rolleyes:


another track day in the clio at the weekend and tested my new go pro camera.

http://youtu.be/kGmR36uwF_g
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Post by: spiderman on 08 October 2013, 10:51
Finally had a morning off to tinker.
So the Carbonspeed filter unit is fitted :cool: Nice, thanks Mike.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh7/skuesapprentice/DSC00263.jpg) (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/skuesapprentice/media/DSC00263.jpg.html)

I had been re-learning to drive the car smoothly with the re-map and despite the obvious change in performance had started to wonder if she felt a little choked in the mid range :sad:. The filter box has sorted that out. The Bluefin map might be geared for non-modified cars, but having done everything in short stages, i can tell the difference each bit has made. The car is running smooth like it did before but quicker and livelier. Really chuffed it now feels just like i hoped it would.

Now the rest of her needs a good clean :smiley:

Sandy
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Post by: wigit on 08 October 2013, 14:50
took it for a blast around the lanes and then packed it up with stock bits ready for tomorrows trip to AKS
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Post by: spiderman on 09 October 2013, 17:46
Cleaned her and topped up her wax.

Couldn't resist going for a quick spin and a nice walk. When i got back i couldn't help but think those wheels are just part of her personality :rolleyes: Don't think i'll bother with changing them, just need to loose that wee gap in those arches in the spring (after the snow :wink:) and i think she's sorted :laugh:

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh7/skuesapprentice/DSC00279.jpg) (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/skuesapprentice/media/DSC00279.jpg.html)

Sandy
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Post by: wigit on 09 October 2013, 18:15
monzas are bit like marmite and divide opinion

had all the bits taken off mine and engine flashed back to stock for its service and then Revo Stage 1 linear throttle goes back on

nice to drive it with stock power and the handling mods as you have to work those revs and gears to get the best out of it all be it tail pipes look like pea shooters
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jules Winfield on 12 October 2013, 12:48
Took it for its first MOT.  It passed!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 12 October 2013, 13:06
monzas are bit like marmite and divide opinion


I like the Monza shadows. In fact I prefer the similarish 18" Austins on the Mk7 over the excessively elaborate 19" options. Keep it simple, that's always been the VW way.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AaronMc on 12 October 2013, 17:27
Put my private plate on!  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: sajymundo on 13 October 2013, 19:40
1st full wash, clay, polish and wax. wasn't too impressed with the finish of the NXT Tech Wax 2.0, maybe didn't leave it long enough as finish seemed a bit patchy. spent best pat of 5 hours and by the time i finished it was getting dark and started to rain, been crap today too so no pics, will do it again in a few weeks now that i kinda know what im doing and then post some pics. nice relaxing day cleaning the beast.

ONR with 2 buckets, fine clay with ONR lube, Meg Ultimate Compound, NXT Tech Wax 2.0.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AaronMc on 14 October 2013, 11:46
Always find NXT wax to be patchy. May be using too much product but I now use and much prefer Victorias Concours Wax!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 14 October 2013, 12:16
I treated all the door rubbers which seems to have quietened it down alot.
Still odd clunk from passenger door catch and hatch but alot better.
 :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 14 October 2013, 21:58
Just hit 48k miles. Not bad considering my cars an 09!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 15 October 2013, 07:38
Just hit 48k miles. Not bad considering my cars an 09!
Is that not just an average 12k pa?
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Post by: dubber36 on 15 October 2013, 08:09
Mine clicked over the 30,000 mile mark last week. That will be 4 years old in January.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 15 October 2013, 12:09
Mine just clicked 11k  :embarrassed: and is 4 years old in march   :embarrassed:
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Post by: candywhite12 on 15 October 2013, 13:28
Mine just clicked 11k  :embarrassed: and is 4 years old in march   :embarrassed:

well mine clicked into 6-figures last month (km).  so i did the sensible thing and changed the unit into miles so that i only see 5 figures on my miles ticker  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 15 October 2013, 13:59
Mine just clicked 11k  :embarrassed: and is 4 years old in march   :embarrassed:

you need to get out in it more man....night time runs when the Mrs is sleeping  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 15 October 2013, 18:20
Too many cars is my problem. Hope to reduce down to half the amount in the next 18 months.  That will meen the mk6 is used ~9 months of the year.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 15 October 2013, 18:58
Too many cars is my problem. Hope to reduce down to half the amount in the next 18 months.  That will meen the mk6 is used ~9 months of the year.

Just read your signature, why on earth do you have 7 cars?... :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 15 October 2013, 19:35
Because I have 7-8 garage spaces :grin:   :evil:

3 cars are 50-60 classics. Going to sell them this coming year.
I have another car I use in the winter. (Inherited this one a year ago or so)
Another I use for trips to tip/dirty work. (My previous winter car)
Then my two GTIs.
Not worth fortunes but still too many imo.

Going to reduce it to 3-4
Daily driver
Winter car
Classic car
Maybe a sports car if I sell my 5 car garage location for housing. Then have money left after building a second double garage at home.


Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: candywhite12 on 15 October 2013, 19:43
Because I have 7-8 garage spaces :grin:   :evil:
I hope to reduce that to 4-5 garage spaces at home.

3 cars are 50-60 classics. Going to sell them this coming year.
I have another car I use in the winter. (Inherited this one a year ago or so)
Another I use for trips to tip/dirty work. (My previous winter car)
Then my two GTIs.
Not worth fortunes but still too many imo.

Going to reduce it to 3-4
Daily driver
Winter car
Classic car
Maybe a sports car..

mate just got my head round this... you must be shelling out a fortune on insurance and licences  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 15 October 2013, 19:54
Quote from: candywhite12 link=topic=246903.msg2393455#msg2393455
mate just got my head round this... you must be shelling out a fortune on insurance and licences  :laugh:
Not as bad as you maybe thinking..
 3 classics Free tax.  insurance for them comes to about £500
Winter car is £140 a year tax and iirc £280 Insurance
Dirty car £120 a year tax and about £250 insurance
GTI mk1 been off the road for a few years stored at home (no costs)
GTI mk6 £195 tax iirc £320 to insure.
No ive not added that all up  :embarrassed:
But if I reduce it to 3 cars it will be cheaper  :grin:


Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Poached on 15 October 2013, 22:01
It's obvious Snoopy Boost's cars for a living :laugh:.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 16 October 2013, 08:25
Just hit 48k miles. Not bad considering my cars an 09!
Is that not just an average 12k pa?

Yes I spose it is. realised that just after I posted!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 18 October 2013, 17:14
Hit 10k miles today
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 18 October 2013, 19:19
Fitted GTI seat inserts, they do really make a difference
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 18 October 2013, 20:29
Where did you get the gti inserts from? Any pics? Cheers
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Post by: Booth11 on 18 October 2013, 21:46
Fitted GTI seat inserts, they do really make a difference

+1  Don't understand why these aren't standard factory fit.

Fitted some couple weeks ago.  Bought off ebay and pleased with them.  Couple of pics of mine.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/10045516456_5afbb21fec_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/100316034@N05/10045516456/)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2853/10045628175_c62254c017_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/100316034@N05/10045628175/)
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Post by: jhunter_83 on 19 October 2013, 08:04
Where did you get the gti inserts from? Any pics? Cheers

I bought them off eBay from a company called keyrings-uk

Ordered on Wednesday and were delivered with Thursdays post.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 19 October 2013, 09:33
Try contacting gulfstream11 on here as he designed them originally. Id rather have the originals than a knockoff :wink:
Theres probably still an ad in the clasified section.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 19 October 2013, 10:35
Try contacting gulfstream11 on here as he designed them originally. Id rather have the originals than a knockoff :wink:
Theres probably still an ad in the clasified section.

They will all be the same Snoopy, mine are from eBay and they look spot on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AaronMc on 19 October 2013, 16:55
I've got these too, such a nice little touch for an already smart interior!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: fentshire on 19 October 2013, 17:39
Sat at my desk in Vienna, Austria praying my GTI is still in one piece. As it has been parked in the Long Stay Car Park at Gatwick for over three weeks. And I fly back to blighty on Wednesday night and hope it starts first time!

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 19 October 2013, 17:44
Sat at my desk in Vienna, Austria praying my GTI is still in one piece. As it has been parked in the Long Stay Car Park at Gatwick for over three weeks. And I fly back to blighty on Wednesday night and hope it starts first time!
it will start it's just the door dents that would worry me  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 20 October 2013, 20:29
Took the GTD to look at Audi S3's.
Looked at 3 today and disappointed with them all. Does nobody tell the truth in adverts nowadays.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 20 October 2013, 20:37
I know how you feel people just lie nowadays, either that or their blind and stupid.  I always lists worts and all. Id rather not  waste mine and  someone elses time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 20 October 2013, 20:39
Yeah I travelled 240 miles round trip to view a mint car and it was so bad I didn't even start it up!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 22 October 2013, 15:33
Just ordered some 18" alloys (dare dr x2 gunmetal grey) with winter tyres (nankang winter sv2) ready for the winter, last year the car really struggled especially with the goodyear f1s, just hope I see a massive difference as I need to be able to get about.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 22 October 2013, 18:10
I use a seat leon in the winter. With its goodyear summer tyres on it struggled to get out my street if it would even move without just turning its wheels. With the nankangs on the only thing that stopped it was when i beeched it due to the depth of snow lifted it off its wheels.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 22 October 2013, 18:14
Snoopy do you rate the nankangs? For the money they were nearly half the price of the contis and dunlops!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 22 October 2013, 18:25
Did the job for me and as i dont drive fast in the winter they did the job but there soft. I have them in the size 205x55x16 I was astonished the difference they made in snow but we get it very deep up here on the top of the valley.
A mate of mine got the all weather versions (cannot remember the name) which have a similar tread pattern and they worked well too.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 22 October 2013, 18:29
Thanks for that made me feel better! Anything will be better than the f1s on a dsg car, couldn't even get off my street last year with a little bit of slush never mind the snow!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 22 October 2013, 21:03
Can't wait to try my winter tyres actually!



Not done owt to the golf.


Treated the clio to an akrapovic evo exhaust system though!

A thing of beauty even though it's hidden! Not a bad way to spend A grand!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: fentshire on 24 October 2013, 22:28

Sat at my desk in Vienna, Austria praying my GTI is still in one piece. As it has been parked in the Long Stay Car Park at Gatwick for over three weeks. And I fly back to blighty on Wednesday night and hope it starts first time!
it will start it's just the door dents that would worry me  :embarrassed:

Got back to GTI at Gatwick late last night. So pleased there were no door dents, started first time. Then a hearty midnight drive round the M25 and up the M40, back home 

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 25 October 2013, 06:44
Took it to test drive a few replacements, think it might be getting swapped for a seat leon fr+ diesel
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 25 October 2013, 18:57

Sat at my desk in Vienna, Austria praying my GTI is still in one piece. As it has been parked in the Long Stay Car Park at Gatwick for over three weeks. And I fly back to blighty on Wednesday night and hope it starts first time!
it will start it's just the door dents that would worry me  :embarrassed:

Got back to GTI at Gatwick late last night. So pleased there were no door dents, started first time. Then a hearty midnight drive round the M25 and up the M40, back home
glad to hear no damage  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 26 October 2013, 07:24
Took it to test drive a few replacements, think it might be getting swapped for a seat leon fr+ diesel

I had a Leon FR diesel for 18 months and 60k miles, was a really great car to drive :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 26 October 2013, 15:29
Took it to test drive a few replacements, think it might be getting swapped for a seat leon fr+ diesel

I had a Leon FR diesel for 18 months and 60k miles, was a really great car to drive :cool:

That's good, did you have any problems with it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jules Winfield on 26 October 2013, 17:59
Summer tyres taken off and cleaned with Bilberry and a hose, dried and put in the shed until next year.
Winter tyres put on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 26 October 2013, 19:17
Winter tyres on already? Where abouts are you? Mine are ready to bolt onto my Passat, but the temperature is still well into the teens.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jules Winfield on 26 October 2013, 21:12
West Midlands.  I always change around this time of year.  More often that not, it's wet, miserable, windy and unpleasant.  However, it was dry this morning when I got up and when I was cleaning my summer set later on so I didn't get wet.  It's out of the way now and I don't have to think about tyres and wheels again until spring.

Yes, temperatures are above 7.5 degrees, but I haven't found that my winter tyres (Continental TS830P) have worn that much over the three years I've had the car - still got plenty of tread left.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 27 October 2013, 07:20
Hit a rock in the road  :cry: ( bit smaller than a rugby ball )
I had no we're else to go as there was a push bike on the inside, a car coming in the opposite direction, and a car behind me so I couldn't anchor on,
The safest thing to do was to swerve slightly and let it go under the car, rather than try and run over it with the wheel !!!
As it went under the car there was an almighty bang and it lifted the car, looked through my mirror and it fired out the back and bounced into the kerb edge, my 1st thoughts were sh!t there goes my sump and possibly more  :cry:
Immediately pulled over expecting oil to be oozing all over, but to my surprise I couldn't see any damage ? 
Took it to the garage who looks after my car for further investigation, and to my luck and surprise I came out unscathed apart from a scraped undertray  :shocked:
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Post by: Raffe on 27 October 2013, 07:45
Close call Neil, very lucky escape.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 27 October 2013, 07:47
Took it to test drive a few replacements, think it might be getting swapped for a seat leon fr+ diesel

I had a Leon FR diesel for 18 months and 60k miles, was a really great car to drive :cool:

That's good, did you have any problems with it?

Not a sausage, absolutely as good as gold. Averaged 52mpg, was plenty quick enough and the seats were far more comfortable than our GTi's, happily could spend 6 hours driving and feel fresh after.

Definitely will consider the new model when my 3 series lease expires.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 27 October 2013, 07:51
Close call Neil, very lucky escape.

Yes I was expecting a fair amount of damage with the noise it made  :sad:
Lady Luck on my side for a change  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 27 October 2013, 09:14
Amazed the alliy subframe didnt take a battering as its one of the lowest parts. Unless it hit the suspension bottom arm instead.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 27 October 2013, 10:43
Got a couple of new tyres, Michelin Pilot Sport 3's. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 27 October 2013, 10:49
Just applying fk1000p to my winter alloys! Wish I had bought 3 spokes as it would of been easier to do!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 27 October 2013, 15:00
Driven it to West Yorkshire (my home county) for a few days.  Nice smooth uneventful journey, if a little windy!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 27 October 2013, 15:04
Had mine serviced the other day under the Vw service plan. Car seems to be running smoother and faster. Not sure if it's just a placebo effect?! In any case it's made me happy.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 27 October 2013, 15:49
Just went and filled mine with fuel again and as im sad I worked out the brim to brim mpg.
 32.6mpg not bad considering its been used to commute only the past two weeks and ive not driven it with economy in mind at all.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 27 October 2013, 15:59
Took the RNS 510 out  :sad:
Took the AudoDAB out  :sad:
Took the SprintBooster out  :sad:

Just the BBSs to come off now before I wave goodbye  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: VWNOS on 27 October 2013, 16:12
Took it to Ikea in MK. Took one look at the queue and turned around again, then went for a blast in manual flappy paddle mode. Reminded me what a great all-round car it is, especially with the Bluefin installed.

Then SORN'd my '97 Elise and tucked it away for the winter  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Peter W on 27 October 2013, 17:39
Hoovered inside, wiped down leather, cleaned out & hoovered boot, cleaned tailpipes, cleaned under bonnet, tyres checked, oils and water checked. Going for a late night blast later  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 27 October 2013, 19:47
Amazed the alliy subframe didnt take a battering as its one of the lowest parts. Unless it hit the suspension bottom arm instead.

Yes I think the flat of the rock went under the car 1st, hence no damage to the splitter, from there it must of rolled over and scraped the under tray, it's hit the rear of the suspension arm were the walk kit joins the body and lifted the car as it's all marked thankfully no damage except a few scrapes,
As you say if it had hit the ally subframe it would of been a different story
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 27 October 2013, 20:27
Amazed the alliy subframe didnt take a battering as its one of the lowest parts. Unless it hit the suspension bottom arm instead.

Yes I think the flat of the rock went under the car 1st, hence no damage to the splitter, from there it must of rolled over and scraped the under tray, it's hit the rear of the suspension arm were the walk kit joins the body and lifted the car as it's all marked thankfully no damage except a few scrapes,
As you say if it had hit the ally subframe it would of been a different story

very lucky Neil, i had a similar incident with a house brick in the scirocco, turned out this damaged the sump slightly which was not visible until car deposited oil in an underground car park, subframes are tough as old boots as i have my rocco one in the garage
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: fentshire on 28 October 2013, 17:24

Sat at my desk in Vienna, Austria praying my GTI is still in one piece. As it has been parked in the Long Stay Car Park at Gatwick for over three weeks. And I fly back to blighty on Wednesday night and hope it starts first time!
it will start it's just the door dents that would worry me  :embarrassed:

Got back to GTI at Gatwick late last night. So pleased there were no door dents, started first time. Then a hearty midnight drive round the M25 and up the M40, back home

Just filled up with petrol. About to drive to Brittany in France for a week. Was going to catch Plymouth to Roscoff ferry tonight, but it was cancelled due to hurricane etc. So making a night trip of it by catching 1.23am Le Shuttle and then driving thru the night to destination. About 500 miles in France. I will put some Miles Davis on and chill...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: jhunter_83 on 29 October 2013, 18:26
I have part ex mine for a 12 plate leon fr+ diesel 170

Loved my gti for the short time I had it but due to changing roles at work meaning I would be travelling across the region I had to go diesel.

I do have a pipercross air intake for sale in the mk6 for sale section.

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 29 October 2013, 18:57
just got back from offshore to a minting GTI.

washed mine today - probably the worst its ever been!

all clean now though! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 29 October 2013, 19:39
Took it for a blast over the Snake Pass and the Upper Derwent Valley twisties.  Tons of fun, spectacular scenery.   It's a bit dirty now  :evil:

Kent's roads are going to be sooo boring after this :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: candywhite12 on 30 October 2013, 07:45
snow foamed for the first time and washed it on monday.  took it for a service yesterday, parted with 300 pounds, got back home and hid myself under a pillow for 6 hours  :sick: it's the flu i got by washing the car bare-chested so now the wife is getting back to me by refusing to stay at home and take care of me  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 30 October 2013, 08:08
Snow foamed, clay barred, polished, sealed and 2 coats of wax ready for winter, just need to put the winter wheels on, which may be soon as the tempreture has really dropped lately.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 30 October 2013, 19:49
Traded mine in and picked up my Audi S3 :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 30 October 2013, 20:48
Traded mine in and picked up my Audi S3 :grin:
what the heck marshy, you have just had 2 mapd done in 6 months and then you sell.....whats going on mate?

Any GTI parts going spare?  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 31 October 2013, 07:54
Traded mine in and picked up my Audi S3 :grin:

The lure of the ko4/4wd and S-Tronic?

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Marshy on 31 October 2013, 08:41
Was thinking of an s-tronic but fell in love with a white manual.
Ross I was originally looking for a car for the wife but ended up buying one for me!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: candywhite12 on 31 October 2013, 08:56
Ross I was originally looking for a car for the wife but ended up buying one for me!

yeah that's how it usually goes mate  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 03 November 2013, 19:32
washed it and noticed the drivers door window seal is leaking jet above the mirror

its done it ever so slightly from day 1 of owning the car new but the last 2 times I've cleaned it its been pretty bad


taking it in tomorrow to get looked at


to replace the seal the door card and wing mirror have to come off as well as outer rubber strip and black plastic door trim panel

if they manage to do that without damaging my car i will be amazed
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 03 November 2013, 21:05
↑ so will I. Were you taking it this time?
Your brave washing it in this weather been blowing 30mph gusts here all day mines sitting absolutely filthy in the garage desperate for a wash  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 04 November 2013, 17:11
Was really windy all day but stopped about tea time so have it another wash


Car is booked in at durham tomorrow to get sorted. She reckons they might do it in a day but can't see them having it on the shelf.

No courtesy cars so I hope they sort it so I don't have to keep bringing it back in.

Had a proper look today and the seal just above the wing mirror looks squashed or mishapen maybe a manufacturing error.


I bet the get the jet wash on it to try and make it leak. Not ideal as I don't want them washing it.

I took photos of it to show them but think they will want to test it themselves anyway.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 05 November 2013, 18:43
took it in to get leaking window seal sorted

total waste of time. the said they need the car 2 or 3 days to test it and find the faulty part

there is condensation on the window where it is leaking and there is only 1 seal on the door so its not rocket science

the service woman kept saying they don't know thats where the leak is for certain! WTF! :angry:

the part is £50. I'm tempted to just do it myself. I'm not leaving my car with them for 3 days so they can pressure wash my car to death



i also fitted the winter wheels today. i thought they would look terrible but actually look not too bad

monza's cleaned, sealed and bagged up for the winter

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zpsc2898d13.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zpsc2898d13.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps4b5807cc.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps4b5807cc.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps32b8b74b.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps32b8b74b.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 05 November 2013, 18:55
I think I would have fit the winter wheels before it went in after the last time. :lipsrsealed:
Dont worry they couldnt fix Andrew from dtuk skoda vrs either   :grin:
Fix it yourself mate at least you know it will be done right.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 05 November 2013, 20:00
going to see how much a door seal is at TPS
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 06 November 2013, 08:41
Custom exhaust fitted. 3.5" downpipe and 3" straight through system fully TIG welded with cast stainless flanges and 4" slash cut titanium tips.

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20131021_154811_zps88021ede.jpg)

Cast flanges.
(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20131021_153923_zps5246fd40.jpg)



A little video/sound clip  :cool:

Only one deep pop on the overrun from 4krpms as that is the max rpm's I can do with the DSG at standstill, but pops and burbles much better from higher revs on the road.

http://s1333.photobucket.com/user/neilgibbs/media/7330BCA4-EC75-4AB0-B20F-971B30502E79-4352-000004F77FF4E0ED_zpscf493005.mp4.html
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Beddie on 06 November 2013, 21:12
Took it for a slide round a very wet Oulton park  :smiley:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/beddie/ed35oulton7_zps7f5af7c8.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/beddie/ed35oulton8_zps8b9e2adc.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 06 November 2013, 21:49
how was the inferior 6 compared to the superior 5 (if you listen to Tiff) :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Beddie on 06 November 2013, 22:33
how was the inferior 6 compared to the superior 5 (if you listen to Tiff) :)

Well I was very pleasantly surprised today tbh mate, first track day with the 35 and still bone stock bar the remap and it felt every bit as good and just as fast and composed as the 30 did with the mods..
Granted its a much newer and fresher car and perhaps the softer stock setup allowed more grip on a very wet track compared to the much stiffer 30 but I've come away from today very impressed with my inferior mk6  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 07 November 2013, 12:44
how was the inferior 6 compared to the superior 5 (if you listen to Tiff) :)

Well I was very pleasantly surprised today tbh mate, first track day with the 35 and still bone stock bar the remap and it felt every bit as good and just as fast and composed as the 30 did with the mods..
Granted its a much newer and fresher car and perhaps the softer stock setup allowed more grip on a very wet track compared to the much stiffer 30 but I've come away from today very impressed with my inferior mk6  :wink:

That rear diffuser will make all of the difference!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 07 November 2013, 14:09
how was the inferior 6 compared to the superior 5 (if you listen to Tiff) :)

Well I was very pleasantly surprised today tbh mate, first track day with the 35 and still bone stock bar the remap and it felt every bit as good and just as fast and composed as the 30 did with the mods..
Granted its a much newer and fresher car and perhaps the softer stock setup allowed more grip on a very wet track compared to the much stiffer 30 but I've come away from today very impressed with my inferior mk6  :wink:

That rear diffuser will make all of the difference!!!

Exactly and because its gloss black and smooth air just passes over it far easier
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Beddie on 07 November 2013, 14:31


That rear diffuser will make all of the difference!!!

Exactly and because its gloss black and smooth air just passes over it far easier

10 seconds a lap. Fact  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 07 November 2013, 17:55


That rear diffuser will make all of the difference!!!

Exactly and because its gloss black and smooth air just passes over it far easier

10 seconds a lap. Fact  :cool:

Easily!  :laugh: how long before someone says, "really"!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: spiderman on 07 November 2013, 18:15
Having had a Week of 0-4'C starts in the morning

Today i fitted my steelies and winter tyres, while the wheels were off i cleaned up the surface corrosion spots on all the suspension bits and then sprayed all the components with Waxoyl Anti stonechip black, should give it a bit more protection during the Winter. :cool:

Also with discretion being the better part of valour and the advantages of having the bluefin, i put the ECU back to factory standard. Its been a bit of handful on the recent slippery surfaces due to the extra power, so don't fancy leaving it like that for the snow.

The monzas have been fully cleaned and had all the little sticky bits of sand/stones removed and a nice coat of wax applied, they'll get stored tomorrow. :smiley:

Sandy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Beddie on 07 November 2013, 20:37


That rear diffuser will make all of the difference!!!

Exactly and because its gloss black and smooth air just passes over it far easier

10 seconds a lap. Fact  :cool:

Easily!  :laugh: how long before someone says, "really"!

Not long i'm sure! So to answer the question in advance, yes it's worth 10 seconds a lap in gloss black, 8 seconds in flat back (more air resistance) and 4 seconds in silver.. :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 09 November 2013, 13:31
akrapovic for the clio finally come today


very nice piece of kit. won't have time to fit it until I'm next home from offshore in 2 weeks though

this thing is in a different league.

though some of you might appreciate some photos

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps7051b8b7.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps7051b8b7.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zpse8d8d0cc.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zpse8d8d0cc.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps87148ad9.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps87148ad9.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zpsfdf041b5.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zpsfdf041b5.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps31a6be3a.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps31a6be3a.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps35122f96.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps35122f96.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps905504c4.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps905504c4.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps7372f77d.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps7372f77d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 09 November 2013, 14:23
Was on there stand in Frankfurt and it just oozes quality and agree in a different league
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 09 November 2013, 17:17
You get what you pay for, from what I understand their systems are significantly more exoensive than the more common brands of aftermarket exhaust.

Nice bit of kit.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 09 November 2013, 18:36
Parked car on driveway chap from over the road shouts over nice car mate he had just got out of a 3 door black mk 6 gti   :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Gtiless on 09 November 2013, 19:43
I had one of their bike exhausts on a CBR6 I had,and it was great quality.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 09 November 2013, 20:34
had a load akrapovic's on race bikes. very good quality - only exhaust i knew would fit first time without tweaking.

thought it was bit OTT for a car but not many exhausts gain on the clio and most fit poorly but this does work and fits spot on so went for it

fixed bucket seats and remap next
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 17 November 2013, 19:13
Just put the winter wheels back on (gave the arches a good clean too!)and put on a new set of wipers - front and back

Ready for the worst that winter will throw at us  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 17 November 2013, 19:57
Gave mine a long overdue wash. Was probably the worst it's ever been! Sadly spotted a tiny kerb on one of the alloys. That my second kerb mark. Counting the days till the dreaded white worm rears it's ugly head!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Arena8 on 17 November 2013, 22:34
Had a blast in it from Kinlochewe to Linlithgow, treeeemendous   :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 17 November 2013, 23:22
Gave mine a good old clean taking the wheels off to scrub the inside of the alloys as I think they have never been cleaned inside... then taken out for a blast and now in a worse state then I was before I started!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 November 2013, 16:08
akrapovic for the clio finally come today


very nice piece of kit. won't have time to fit it until I'm next home from offshore in 2 weeks though

this thing is in a different league.

though some of you might appreciate some photos

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps7051b8b7.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps7051b8b7.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zpse8d8d0cc.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zpse8d8d0cc.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps87148ad9.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps87148ad9.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zpsfdf041b5.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zpsfdf041b5.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps31a6be3a.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps31a6be3a.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps35122f96.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps35122f96.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps905504c4.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps905504c4.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps7372f77d.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps7372f77d.jpg.html)

Automotive Art, superb.


Where are the picture of them on the car?



Jim
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: tenrohle on 19 November 2013, 10:53
put winter steelies on. michelin alpin tyres. looks kinda mean on black steelies!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 19 November 2013, 14:59
Ordered it two new tyres for the Watkins Glens and booked it in for a new windscreen next week

Next step is to book it in to have all the mods removed before christmas before it goes up for sale as it looks like Mrs W does want a Mk7 PP :(

4 winter tyres also ordered for Mrs W for the Pirelli
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: phil1975 on 25 November 2013, 11:33
Pair of continentals fitted today, good service and price through blackcircles always worrying letting anyone near your alloys!

Major service and air con service tomorrow, expensive couple of days!  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 25 November 2013, 11:58
Cleaned the filthy beast.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 25 November 2013, 12:38
Used it to day to go and collect. Front discs and pads, rear discs and pads and two rear calipers for the leon.
Thus afternoon using it to get two winter tyres fitted to the leon winter alloys.
Once the leon is back together the GTI will be parked up till march.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: spiderman on 25 November 2013, 21:51
Mot'd today, no sweat.
Re-installed Bluefin due to serious withdrawl symtoms :grin: Think i'll just try and be more sensible when it snows, i need the fix too much  :laugh:

Sandy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: VWNOS on 25 November 2013, 22:12
Funnily enough I uninstalled Bluefin ahead of a service next week. I was surprised how much slower the car felt today.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: alan desmond on 25 November 2013, 23:30
BOOKED IN FOR TURBO BACK MILTEK AND REVO STAGE 2 REMAP
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: barrym381 on 25 November 2013, 23:48
BOOKED IN FOR TURBO BACK MILTEK AND REVO STAGE 2 REMAP
save your cash have a custom system made and speak to r-tech for your map  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 25 November 2013, 23:58
BOOKED IN FOR TURBO BACK MILTEK AND REVO STAGE 2 REMAP
save your cash have a custom system made and speak to r-tech for your map  :smiley:

R-Tech dont touch MK6's mate
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: barrym381 on 26 November 2013, 00:14
BOOKED IN FOR TURBO BACK MILTEK AND REVO STAGE 2 REMAP
save your cash have a custom system made and speak to r-tech for your map  :smiley:

R-Tech dont touch MK6's mate
sorry i just read this an thought they did  :embarrassed:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=261881.0
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 26 November 2013, 18:12
akrapovic for the clio finally come today


very nice piece of kit. won't have time to fit it until I'm next home from offshore in 2 weeks though

this thing is in a different league.

though some of you might appreciate some photos

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps7051b8b7.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps7051b8b7.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zpse8d8d0cc.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zpse8d8d0cc.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps87148ad9.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps87148ad9.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zpsfdf041b5.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zpsfdf041b5.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps31a6be3a.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps31a6be3a.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps35122f96.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps35122f96.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps905504c4.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps905504c4.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/null_zps7372f77d.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/null_zps7372f77d.jpg.html)

Automotive Art, superb.


Where are the picture of them on the car?



Jim
fitted the akrapovic today. very nice indeed

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/C96557C3-F46A-4C3B-9DD3-1DD42F36F3E3_zpsuuttafca.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/C96557C3-F46A-4C3B-9DD3-1DD42F36F3E3_zpsuuttafca.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/067E01B7-2DF1-4939-996E-87E45D6C8EEA_zpsbxevbbg8.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/067E01B7-2DF1-4939-996E-87E45D6C8EEA_zpsbxevbbg8.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/404C31BF-171A-428C-B439-5267BE6F855A_zpskhlixaoi.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/404C31BF-171A-428C-B439-5267BE6F855A_zpskhlixaoi.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/84CD561E-21F3-462A-B18C-BFB1F10BB129_zpsfcnsvpui.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/84CD561E-21F3-462A-B18C-BFB1F10BB129_zpsfcnsvpui.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/735FBD26-7371-483E-8F79-F5A6CF0205F0_zpsygsr4rea.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/735FBD26-7371-483E-8F79-F5A6CF0205F0_zpsygsr4rea.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/elbowsg450x/1586326C-C160-4373-9DBB-F6D6F47868BD_zps1hw7ywbz.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/elbowsg450x/media/1586326C-C160-4373-9DBB-F6D6F47868BD_zps1hw7ywbz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 26 November 2013, 18:24
Mkviken that looks absolutely amazing!  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

Need some vids to hear the sound now  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 26 November 2013, 22:20
Those tips look the absolute nuts mate!!! Very  8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 27 November 2013, 00:12
are they touching the plastic diffuser, will it not mel it at all?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: barrym381 on 27 November 2013, 00:22
are they touching the plastic diffuser, will it not mel it at all?
think the exhaust sits inside the tips but not touching them like mine so they dont heat up  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 27 November 2013, 12:32
trip to Autowindscreens for a replacement screen, never a fan of having replaced on the drive, all sorted with no carnage
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 29 November 2013, 17:51
Decided after washing the car today I was fed up with the rusty hubs so wheels off clean and paint time, but didn't start well, as I was jacking the car up (with the jack from the boot) the jack slipped out from under the car and resulted in the following :(

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/DSC_2357_zpsa164742d.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/DSC_2357_zpsa164742d.jpg.html)

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/DSC_2358_zps937aa087.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/DSC_2358_zps937aa087.jpg.html)

After using a bottle jack instead I borrowed got a set of axel stands in underneath ready to start working, with wheels off I could see how much rust was there

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/2_zps9ed53096.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/2_zps9ed53096.jpg.html)

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/1_zps25bf7cf5.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/1_zps25bf7cf5.jpg.html)

After a bit of wire brush and sand paper

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/3_zpsbdffeacb.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/3_zpsbdffeacb.jpg.html)

And a coat of high temp enamel paint

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/4_zpsefa071ab.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/4_zpsefa071ab.jpg.html)

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/5_zpsac70a8c6.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/5_zpsac70a8c6.jpg.html)

16 hours to cure so will have a look in the morning and see how it looks :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 29 November 2013, 18:12
That will look better, especially once you have been down the road and cleaned the disks up. I'm not sure how good the black will look through the silver Vancouvers tho'.

I fitted new disks on mine just before being in the concourse at GTI International this year as the old ones were rusty. The new ones seemed to have more silver paint on them and so far still look like new. I guess the replacement part ones need more protection as they don't know how long they might be on the shelf for, whereas the ones for the factory get fitted straight away and are out the door.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 29 November 2013, 18:16
When I get some more cash to throw at the car (prob not for a while, but wanted them protected for the winter) looking at getting a set of black Talladega's or a set of the VWR racing alloys that are graphite in colour so the black will go well then :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 30 November 2013, 17:28
So finished the back wheels today and started on the front. Think black in behind is a good colour tbh.

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/DSC_2372_zps3fec93b4.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/DSC_2372_zps3fec93b4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 30 November 2013, 17:53
So finished the back wheels today and started on the front. Think black in behind is a good colour tbh.

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/DSC_2372_zps3fec93b4.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/DSC_2372_zps3fec93b4.jpg.html)

Looking good.  I need to do mine and my calipers.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 30 November 2013, 18:02
Thanks, luckily my calipers were in really good condition as I didn't fancy painting them.. only thing that annoyed me was the fact I used enamel paint and it takes 16 hours to cure and not having my own garage has meant doing it in one go so lost the car for the weekend :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 01 December 2013, 08:31
I like Vancouvers  :smiley: The centre caps need lining up tho'. When the valve is at 6 o clock, the VW should be the right way round.  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 01 December 2013, 12:37
Did some decent WHP. works out over 400bhp. :cool:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/a097b85fca6a6196270ddac43cf90cf4_zps7900663c.jpg) (http://s156.photobucket.com/user/hurdy_album/media/a097b85fca6a6196270ddac43cf90cf4_zps7900663c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 01 December 2013, 15:58
Decided to give my rear control arms 2 coats of Hammerite Smooth Black. They really needed it - too much rust for a 4 years old car

I think satin would have looked better but only had smooth - or well better than rust  :drool:

Wired brushed, cleaned with alcohol and cloth, dried then sprayed.

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_1138_zpsdc2b5aa2.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_1139_zps9bf95276.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_1140_zps2d693f3c.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_1141_zpsf3ac8a22.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 01 December 2013, 16:32
Did some decent WHP. works out over 400bhp. :cool:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/a097b85fca6a6196270ddac43cf90cf4_zps7900663c.jpg) (http://s156.photobucket.com/user/hurdy_album/media/a097b85fca6a6196270ddac43cf90cf4_zps7900663c.jpg.html)

Impressive stuff  :shocked: 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 07 December 2013, 14:14
Booked it in to be put back to standard on 2 January 2013 to remove AP brakes, Bilstein B16s, Eibach ARBs and gloss diffuser so won't really be my car anymore :angry:

Going to miss it it but will always remember our dirty weekend in Germany
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 07 December 2013, 17:12
gloss diffuser for sale?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 07 December 2013, 19:05
gloss diffuser for sale?

Not decided yet as crazed in a few places so may be looking at getting it resprayed before I sell it
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 07 December 2013, 22:05
Got inspired by a couple of posts above...so while on the ramp fitting the gloss Diffuser I decided to have a little wipe around with some expert 60,then got carried away and painted the discs.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q226/golfsads/latest031_zpsf69e2582.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/golfsads/media/latest031_zpsf69e2582.jpg.html)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q226/golfsads/latest036_zps4daebd7f.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/golfsads/media/latest036_zps4daebd7f.jpg.html)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q226/golfsads/latest046_zpsb40c2108.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/golfsads/media/latest046_zpsb40c2108.jpg.html)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q226/golfsads/latest040_zps1d7263da.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/golfsads/media/latest040_zps1d7263da.jpg.html)

 didn't think it looked half bad for 20 mins work ,  I might break out the steam cleaner when I close for Xmas and spend alot more time and be thorough,prob replace a few rusty nuts and bolts aswell,or I might be cheeky and take it to VW and see if they will supply them under warranty :evil:

I must say VW brake discs are dog sh*t quality,rusty and grooved in a few thousand miles,compared to a 9 grand new citroen lease car that we have had for a year and 25K miles,theirs are spotless.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 07 December 2013, 22:08
looks so much better with the 35 on the rear
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 07 December 2013, 22:13
I'm still bitter over the price...robbing barstewards
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 07 December 2013, 22:24
I'm still bitter over the price...robbing barstewards

that bitterness never leaves you.....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 07 December 2013, 22:35
I treated mine with about 15 litres of waxoyl undeneath to keep mine from rusting when new as I could see what was going to happen. With the lack of treatment.
You can buy plastic covers for the back arms from audi. Ive got the ones to the side of the arms and the bluemotion one behind the tank to keep the dirt away.
I will paint my discs at some point as they havent rusted completely yet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 07 December 2013, 22:40
I treated mine with about 15 litres of waxoyl undeneath to keep mine from rusting when new as I could see what was going to happen. With the lack of treatment.
You can buy plastic covers for the back arms from audi. Ive got the ones to the side of the arms and the bluemotion one behind the tank to keep the dirt away.
I will paint my discs at some point as they havent rusted completely yet.

Sounds interesting,will look into those covers,Which model Audi?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 07 December 2013, 23:05
Went and bought my 3" race milltek cat back today will hopefully be fitting in the morning if I feel fresh enough after the Xmas party tonight

Like those disc they stand out more in silver mine have just disappeared and can't be seen now cos there black
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 07 December 2013, 23:10
Went and bought my 3" race milltek cat back today will hopefully be fitting in the morning if I feel fresh enough after the Xmas party tonight

Like those disc they stand out more in silver mine have just disappeared and can't be seen now cos there black

You out the dog house yet :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 07 December 2013, 23:17
Went and bought my 3" race milltek cat back today will hopefully be fitting in the morning if I feel fresh enough after the Xmas party tonight

Like those disc they stand out more in silver mine have just disappeared and can't be seen now cos there black

You out the dog house yet :)

Haha yea proper bombed it home pretty much flat out (oxford to Tewkesbury in about 45mins without going over the speed limit ;) ) and got the girlfriend to get her hair done in time to keep her happy lol.... But the look on her face when I said I wanna spend Sunday fitting the exhaust was priceless haha
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 08 December 2013, 07:50
I treated mine with about 15 litres of waxoyl undeneath to keep mine from rusting when new as I could see what was going to happen. With the lack of treatment.
You can buy plastic covers for the back arms from audi. Ive got the ones to the side of the arms and the bluemotion one behind the tank to keep the dirt away.
I will paint my discs at some point as they havent rusted completely yet.

Sounds interesting,will look into those covers,Which model Audi?
cannot remember off hand I got the info from that other mk5 forum. On a thread about aerodynamic and oem parts a few years back.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 08 December 2013, 18:51
Fitted my milltek cat back today, got to say for the 3" race system it's not as loud as I thought it would be maybe when it becomes a turbo back with induction kit and remap it will get a better tone when foot down
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 08 December 2013, 20:22
It wasn't until I fitted the 3" downpipe to my Blueflame system that I got the burble sound I wanted, the cat back only sounded nearly the same as stock.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 08 December 2013, 21:50
Fitted my milltek cat back today, got to say for the 3" race system it's not as loud as I thought it would be maybe when it becomes a turbo back with induction kit and remap it will get a better tone when foot down

You get a nice burble and then over 4k starts to open up ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 09 December 2013, 08:29
It wasn't until I fitted the 3" downpipe to my Blueflame system that I got the burble sound I wanted, the cat back only sounded nearly the same as stock.


And i enjoy that noise every day !! still contemplating getting one of the silencers removed  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 09 December 2013, 20:11
It would be rude sounding if you did that  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 10 December 2013, 08:18
It would be rude sounding if you did that  :evil:

the only issue is, i am in a car share for work as its 55mile round trip! and the old boys arnt too keen on the sound as it is! haha
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Beddie on 10 December 2013, 09:31
Fitted my winter rims, 18" Monzas and Hankook winter tyres  :smiley:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/beddie/ed35winter3_zps782e919d.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 10 December 2013, 14:36
are they the 310s Beddie? i have a set on the Pirelli and they took a good 300 miles to bed in properly
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Beddie on 10 December 2013, 18:27
W300 Ice Bears Andy :smiley:
Had them for 4 winters now so plenty run it but I do remember them being borderline dangerous for the first few hundred miles when new!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 11 December 2013, 01:02
Fitted my winter rims, 18" Monzas and Hankook winter tyres  :smiley:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/beddie/ed35winter3_zps782e919d.jpg)

^^ they look really good on your car. Great to have a set of winters that keep up the looks  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Buck on 11 December 2013, 01:03
For my car...I did a 200 mile round trip to the East coast and it's come back looking very very dirty  :sick:  :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 16 December 2013, 23:43
With the help of Exonian from here fitted RNS 510 and had my 1st look at VCDS, changed lots of things then car wouldn't start, loads of warning lights the start solenoid clicking fast but not starting, did a scan apparently took a long time nearly everything red, me starting to panic.... Jump leads Andy suggests, just a little low on battery power she lives! (with a massive sigh of relief) lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 17 December 2013, 08:04
Booked it in for some paint  :angry:

One of the dogs at a house that my wife goes to made a great job of scratching the rear bumper a couple of weeks ago. I managed to machine polish most of it out with the exception of a couple of places where it had gone right through. Washing the car on Sunday, the pressure washer got under the edge and started peeling the clear coat off.  :angry:

I had my suspicions that this bumper had been painted before. The way the clear is just peeling away has confirmed that. On the bright side, I'll know it will be done properly this time. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 17 December 2013, 09:12
Booked it in for some paint 

One of the dogs at a house that my wife goes to made a great job of scratching the rear bumper a couple of weeks ago. I managed to machine polish most of it out with the exception of a couple of places where it had gone right through. Washing the car on Sunday, the pressure washer got under the edge and started peeling the clear coat off.  :angry:

I had my suspicions that this bumper had been painted before. The way the clear is just peeling away has confirmed that. On the bright side, I'll know it will be done properly this time. 

The ledge of my boot is scratched to pieces from careless family members dragging suitcases out, instead of lifting them, as instructed  :angry:  Hoping most of these will polish out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 20 December 2013, 14:48
Helped to put the rear of my car back together in the bodyshop and did a little bit of fine detailing with the polisher whilst it was under some very unforgiving lights.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GTI7me on 20 December 2013, 14:53
Booked it in for some paint 

One of the dogs at a house that my wife goes to made a great job of scratching the rear bumper a couple of weeks ago. I managed to machine polish most of it out with the exception of a couple of places where it had gone right through. Washing the car on Sunday, the pressure washer got under the edge and started peeling the clear coat off.  :angry:

I had my suspicions that this bumper had been painted before. The way the clear is just peeling away has confirmed that. On the bright side, I'll know it will be done properly this time. 

The ledge of my boot is scratched to pieces from careless family members dragging suitcases out, instead of lifting them, as instructed  :angry:  Hoping most of these will polish out.

That pisses me off no end. My new rule is i will remove anything from the boot. Suits everyone!

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 21 December 2013, 16:58
Decided to pop to the cash point and in the process restyled my front left alloy using the kerb  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: cosmicremedy on 21 December 2013, 19:42
Booked it in for some paint 

One of the dogs at a house that my wife goes to made a great job of scratching the rear bumper a couple of weeks ago. I managed to machine polish most of it out with the exception of a couple of places where it had gone right through. Washing the car on Sunday, the pressure washer got under the edge and started peeling the clear coat off.  :angry:

I had my suspicions that this bumper had been painted before. The way the clear is just peeling away has confirmed that. On the bright side, I'll know it will be done properly this time. 

The ledge of my boot is scratched to pieces from careless family members dragging suitcases out, instead of lifting them, as instructed  :angry:  Hoping most of these will polish out.

That pisses me off no end. My new rule is i will remove anything from the boot. Suits everyone!

J

I know what you mean, but then you look a maniac rushing in to get them out quickly  :grin:

You can get the those clear plastic stickers to put across the top, they're good.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 21 December 2013, 20:32

The ledge of my boot is scratched to pieces from careless family members dragging suitcases out, instead of lifting them, as instructed  :angry:  Hoping most of these will polish out.

That pisses me off no end. My new rule is i will remove anything from the boot. Suits everyone!

J
I know what you mean, but then you look a maniac rushing in to get them out quickly  :grin:

You can get the those clear plastic stickers to put across the top, they're good.

Lol.  My partner thinks I'm a maniac when it comes to the car.  Endured much piss taking today when I took a 2 mile detour to avoid the giant puddle (ford) that forms across a local rural road when it rains. :rolleyes:    I don't care!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: JayGTD on 23 December 2013, 15:28
Today i finally made an account on this forum haha. Nice to meet you all

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 23 December 2013, 15:50
Hello and welcome   :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 23 December 2013, 16:19
Changed the interior lights for some nice white ones  :smiley:

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/IMG_1474_zps1187ab72.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/IMG_1474_zps1187ab72.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 23 December 2013, 16:52
Changed the interior lights for some nice white ones  :smiley:

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/IMG_1474_zps1187ab72.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/IMG_1474_zps1187ab72.jpg.html)

That looks good.

Can I ask where and what type you purchased?

I just fitted a couple and they are a bluey white,looks pants imo,and not overly bright,so i just ordered another ebay set yesterday advertised as 6000k white,hopefully they will look like yours.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 23 December 2013, 17:03
Changed the interior lights for some nice white ones  :smiley:

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/IMG_1474_zps1187ab72.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/IMG_1474_zps1187ab72.jpg.html)

That looks good.

Can I ask where and what type you purchased?

I just fitted a couple and they are a bluey white,looks pants imo,and not overly bright,so i just ordered another ebay set yesterday advertised as 6000k white,hopefully they will look like yours.

Cos im on call I got to stay local, so these were from Halfords, they are the 'Ambient Lighting Blue 12000k cool blue' I didn't want a blue look I wanted a crisp white, the 6000k were still yellow so went for these.

They prob are a bit more expensive then can get online £10 for 2 bulbs but I was bored and wanted something todo.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 23 December 2013, 17:46
^
Thanks,looks like a trip to Halfords tomorrow before I go to the Dealers to be relieved of sixty phukin quid for the new and elusive iphone5 to mdi cable.
 first its 35 tax now its apple tax...merry mksixmas to all  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 23 December 2013, 18:04
^
Thanks,looks like a trip to Halfords tomorrow before I go to the Dealers to be relieved of sixty phukin quid for the new and elusive iphone5 to mdi cable.
 first its 35 tax now its apple tax...merry mksixmas to all  :evil:

£60 for the MDI lightning cable :shocked:  think I'll stick with using my adaptor.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: tenrohle on 23 December 2013, 18:18
What did I do to my mk6 today? Drove it a bit, mainly at about 3mph. It's not very nice outside and the queue to get out of my local Sainsburys carpark was about an hour  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Peter W on 23 December 2013, 19:13
^
Thanks,looks like a trip to Halfords tomorrow before I go to the Dealers to be relieved of sixty phukin quid for the new and elusive iphone5 to mdi cable.
 first its 35 tax now its apple tax...merry mksixmas to all  :evil:

£60 for the MDI lightning cable :shocked:  think I'll stick with using my adaptor.

Think I will stick with my iPhone 4 to 5 adaptor also...

Not that I use it much, thats why you have Bluetooth.

Charging I guess...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 23 December 2013, 19:24
^
Thanks,looks like a trip to Halfords tomorrow before I go to the Dealers to be relieved of sixty phukin quid for the new and elusive iphone5 to mdi cable.
 first its 35 tax now its apple tax...merry mksixmas to all  :evil:

£60 for the MDI lightning cable :shocked:  think I'll stick with using my adaptor.

Think I will stick with my iPhone 4 to 5 adaptor also...

Not that I use it much, thats why you have Bluetooth.

Charging I guess...

I always connect using the MDI cable with an iPod/iPhone. I find that using Bluetooth via BT audio, doesn't give the full control over music selections as the MDI cable connection does.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 23 December 2013, 21:32
^
Thanks,looks like a trip to Halfords tomorrow before I go to the Dealers to be relieved of sixty phukin quid for the new and elusive iphone5 to mdi cable.
 first its 35 tax now its apple tax...merry mksixmas to all  :evil:

£60 for the MDI lightning cable :shocked:  think I'll stick with using my adaptor.

Think I will stick with my iPhone 4 to 5 adaptor also...

Not that I use it much, thats why you have Bluetooth.

Charging I guess...

I always connect using the MDI cable with an iPod/iPhone. I find that using Bluetooth via BT audio, doesn't give the full control over music selections as the MDI cable connection does.

Went to get a quote for Bluetooth to be fitted to my RNS510 by VW, wanting over £550! think its gonna be an ebay jobby as I only really want it for hands free function.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 24 December 2013, 09:21
Went to get a quote for Bluetooth to be fitted to my RNS510 by VW, wanting over £550! think its gonna be an ebay jobby as I only really want it for hands free function.

I've fitted a couple of these kits http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-BLUETOOTH-KIT-SEAT-SKODA-MFD3-RNS-510-RNS-310-RCD-510-RNS-315-5K0-035-730-D-/281230567384?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item417aa5e7d8 using this guide http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=151928.0
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 24 December 2013, 09:41
Went to get a quote for Bluetooth to be fitted to my RNS510 by VW, wanting over £550! think its gonna be an ebay jobby as I only really want it for hands free function.

I've fitted a couple of these kits http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-BLUETOOTH-KIT-SEAT-SKODA-MFD3-RNS-510-RNS-310-RCD-510-RNS-315-5K0-035-730-D-/281230567384?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item417aa5e7d8 using this guide http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=151928.0

Yea that's the sorta thing I was looking at.. dunno why the deal gave me a funny look when I said I could do it for less then half  myself lol!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 24 December 2013, 11:23
It narrowly missed disaster, when loads of coping tiles blew off next door's roof in the early hours.  Fortunately I had the foresight to park it further down the driveway last night, which saved it by a few feet.  Phew!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: LukeRhino on 24 December 2013, 11:48
It narrowly missed disaster, when loads of coping tiles blew off next door's roof in the early hours.  Fortunately I had the foresight to park it further down the driveway last night, which saved it by a few feet.  Phew!

Good job you did, i was nervous last night as our neighbour is part way through an extension with stuff laid all over the place!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 24 December 2013, 12:17
Went to get a quote for Bluetooth to be fitted to my RNS510 by VW, wanting over £550! think its gonna be an ebay jobby as I only really want it for hands free function.

got to love VW, you can pick up the kit for about £200-£230 on ebay or through Eddie-NL on mk5golfgti, in terms of fitting a friend of mine who has OCD on wiring and protection of cables put mine in and it cost me about £50 if that
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 24 December 2013, 13:11
I wouldn't have thought that VW would offer to fit it. According to my local dealers, it can't be done as each car has it's own specific wiring loom and there are no official VW retro fit looms. The aftermarket kits that many of us have fitted use a third party piggy back loom that plugs between the radio and the cars harness, therefore it wouldn't carry a VW warranty.

I asked the question about fitting a rear camara to my Passat recently. The dealer said it couldn't be done. When I asked why, as surely all the parts should be available. They told me that as it is not an approved accessory and the coding is done remotely via VW HQ, any requests from the dealer for activation of non factory fitted items will not be given.

I think that they are missing a trick here. You can tick all the option boxes you like when ordering a new car, but when you buy a nearly new one, you have to take what's going. Surely they could make more money by offering Approved Used customers the option of specing their cars up too?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 24 December 2013, 13:18
Sorry should have said that my local VW dealer isn't a proper dealer if that makes sense, they call themselves a specialist independent volkswagen sales and service centre. He said they would buy a loom (prob an aftermarket one if VW wont provide it) and buy the Bluetooth module from VW and that's the bit that cost over £400
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 24 December 2013, 19:00
Heres a pic of the Halfords 12000k interior lights I fitted couple days ago, nice and white no yellow and not turning the car blue

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsa9b90da4.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsa9b90da4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Mattyj on 24 December 2013, 19:22
Washed,polished,wax and fitted a matt blk front badge gonna change it out for a gloss blk one and did some work on the splits :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimmymature on 24 December 2013, 21:18
Heres a pic of the Halfords 12000k interior lights I fitted couple days ago, nice and white no yellow and not turning the car blue

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsa9b90da4.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsa9b90da4.jpg.html)

Any chance you can link the Halfords website with these bulbs mate?



Cheers,


Jim
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 24 December 2013, 22:38
I feel I've been robbed! These are the same bulbs in the shop white pack for 6000k and light blue for 12000k same looking bulb tho. In the shop there £9.99 for 2 online £4.99 WTF!!!

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_1000015_langId_-1_categoryId_165538

This is the packet I got, when it got these I did notice the 6000k in a new packaging tho, 2 bulbs being held at 45 degrees in the hard to open plastic packets

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/image_zpsf81d18b0.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/image_zpsf81d18b0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 25 December 2013, 09:03
Drove to Santa's house (Mum and Dad's). Merry Christmas everybody.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 25 December 2013, 12:22
Nothing.  It gets its annual day off today.  I haven't even bought it a Christmas pressie  :embarrassed:

Merry Christmas to all  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 27 December 2013, 10:57
Looked in horror on the interior of the cab after I let the stealer clean it for the first time ever! Not happy! So far that bloody car has had a new roof, new wheel, two new tyres after they deteriorated, front bumper re sprayed twice after a 'staining' under the paint. I'm guessing it was a Friday afternoon car! Can't wait until the spring to get rid, challenge is trying to persuade Bev to stay VeeDub.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 27 December 2013, 16:30
Sounds like a typical modern VW to me. Its about time they rebranded as BL.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 27 December 2013, 17:54
Sounds like a typical modern VW to me. Its about time they rebranded as BL.

Does that stand for Bloody Liability?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 27 December 2013, 21:11
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b361/flogitg/Forum%20photos/Drive1.jpg)

Well i moved mine out of the garage into the wild windy driveway while i painted the garage walls.


I took a video like rocketrossuk of the engine at cold start up.


http://youtu.be/DQ_MwM1nQZ4

 :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 27 December 2013, 21:16
Well i moved mine out of the garage into the wild windy driveway while i painted the garage walls.
I took a video like rocketrossuk of the engine at cold start up.

http://youtu.be/DQ_MwM1nQZ4

 :undecided:

Yours doesnt sound too bad. what plate and milage / starts per days is yours
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 27 December 2013, 21:32
Build week 6 of 2010 (built mid Feb), Registered late March 2010, iirc 18,000 miles,
Used as a daily commuter from around late March to around December each year, (3 cold starts a day average)

I made sure it was in neutral  :wink: although when i asked for a little revs i got brake lights twice  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 28 December 2013, 00:08
Build week 6 of 2010 (built mid Feb), Registered late March 2010, iirc 18,000 miles,
Used as a daily commuter from around late March to around December each year, (3 cold starts a day average)

I made sure it was in neutral  :wink: although when i asked for a little revs i got brake lights twice  :grin:

So there is good chance it has the first gen tensioner then. the good thing for you is you may have another 2000 -3000 ignition starts before it gets to my level. Mine in 59 plate on 53k used everyday and 2-3 cold starts.

so rough idea: 365 days x 4 years = 1460 days  x 3 starts a day = 4380 (rough estimate)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 28 December 2013, 10:49
A very good chance as the first revision iirc was may 2010 2-3 months after mine was built.  :cry:
Now you know why I was very interested in all the tensioner threads.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 28 December 2013, 11:08
well as you know there isnt always signs before it goes. You cant preach and then not get yours in for upgradinging  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 29 December 2013, 16:08
I know  :embarrassed: , time dear boy, its a factor of time. It normally doesnt move from now till the end of march only reason it has been is I decided in a moment of madness to paint the garage walls between christmas and newyear to keep the dust down when working on a car. Its been a far bigger job then I thought  :laugh: I hate breaseblocks!   :angry:
I was planning to change the tensioner this winter as its still under extended warrenty till end of march.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 30 December 2013, 08:01
I know  :embarrassed: , time dear boy, its a factor of time. It normally doesnt move from now till the end of march only reason it has been is I decided in a moment of madness to paint the garage walls between christmas and newyear to keep the dust down when working on a car. Its been a far bigger job then I thought  :laugh: I hate breaseblocks!.

I know exactly what your saying....I started painting ours (normal house bricks) and only finished one wall as it took forever to get the paint in all the nooks and crannies  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 30 December 2013, 17:13
A very good chance as the first revision iirc was may 2010 2-3 months after mine was built.  :cry:
Now you know why I was very interested in all the tensioner threads.

How can you find out what build week your car is because I'm in the same time frame as my car was registered mid June and would like to know if I've been lucky or unlucky with the tensioner fitted to my engine, my guess is it would have been built couple months before so prob before may  :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 30 December 2013, 17:41
The cars back then were been shipped and registered asap because there was a 7 month wait for them. When there was only suppose to bea 3 month wait. I know when mine was built as Im the original owner.  Who was suppose to get his car the end of nov 09 but had to wait till end of march 10!
VW germany are probably the only ones with the info now. Theres a chart on here somewere showing the built process and times I would expect yours would have been built to about 3 weeks before its registered date.
But the engine could have been built earlier. Look in the engine bay at the vw stamps to get a better idea as they will be date stamped.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: D.P on 30 December 2013, 22:15
Fitted some nice new BBS SR's and michelin Pilot Sport 2's

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/deanpollock/image-2.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/deanpollock/media/image-2.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/deanpollock/image-4.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/deanpollock/media/image-4.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/deanpollock/image.jpg)[/URL (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/deanpollock/media/image.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Rgdogg on 30 December 2013, 22:21
Looks really well D.P, what suspension set up do you have?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: D.P on 30 December 2013, 23:09
I am running h&r ultra lows from stillstatic! Fully up at the rear ATM believe it or not.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 31 December 2013, 13:38
Very nice DP :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GTI7me on 31 December 2013, 17:30
Very nice DP  :wink:

What size are the wheels and tyres?

J
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: D.P on 01 January 2014, 12:04
Running a 18x8 and a 225 40 18. Also Recently fitted a superpro camber/caster bush kit at the front which has made a massive transformation to the drive.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Exonian on 01 January 2014, 12:12
I keep thinking about getting a set of 8x18 SRs to replace the 8x19 CK's on my mk7 (which I've not got round to fitting).
Looks good D.P but a bit too low for me!!!
In my defence, I am old!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ttdan on 01 January 2014, 15:17
Installed the Focal mk6 speaker upgrade kit. Pretty impressed, a good improvement and pretty simple install.

http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c (http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 01 January 2014, 17:05
Installed the Focal mk6 speaker upgrade kit. Pretty impressed, a good improvement and pretty simple install.

http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c (http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c)

lool, click to watch video and read the top comment
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 01 January 2014, 17:28
Installed the Focal mk6 speaker upgrade kit. Pretty impressed, a good improvement and pretty simple install.

http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c (http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c)

lool, click to watch video and read the top comment

Haha, obviously the nstallation did not go well for them  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ttdan on 01 January 2014, 17:35
Installed the Focal mk6 speaker upgrade kit. Pretty impressed, a good improvement and pretty simple install.

http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c (http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c)

lool, click to watch video and read the top comment

Haha, obviously the nstallation did not go well for them  :grin:

Perhaps not :grin: you'd have to be a numb fingered numpty to find it difficult though...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 01 January 2014, 20:38
sorted all the standard stuff out which is going back on tomorrow at AKS
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 02 January 2014, 18:06
Fitted 2 new tailgate struts,
And give her a much needed bath in the sunshine  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hobojim on 02 January 2014, 19:34
Installed the Focal mk6 speaker upgrade kit. Pretty impressed, a good improvement and pretty simple install.

http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c (http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c)

Dan, where did you get your kit from? Is it worth £260 over the stock system?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ttdan on 02 January 2014, 20:14
Installed the Focal mk6 speaker upgrade kit. Pretty impressed, a good improvement and pretty simple install.

http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c (http://youtu.be/dSAGHSc97_c)

Dan, where did you get your kit from? Is it worth £260 over the stock system?

Yes. Its a huge improvement in clarity and punch. I am not going to bother with a sub.

Head unit is RNS510 so i could see the logic in adding a good amp...another 200 squid..but that is being a bit picky. The weak link is the ipod which drives me nuts as it has to be plugged in again every time i get in the car  :angry:

Being an old git my music tastes are far and wide, Thin Lizzy, Metallica, kings X to John mayer, Elbow to MoS chill out compilations to Floyd to Alice in Chains to Adele....etc


£239 from Car Sounds and security, Epsom.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 03 January 2014, 14:48
How does that Focal kit compare to the Dynaudio?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Tainton on 03 January 2014, 14:54
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/focal-ifvw-golf6-volkwagen-golf-mk6
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 03 January 2014, 17:01
Bought some cheap carbon wrap to have a play with, started with my phone case and turned out really good.

Decided to do an air vent, went ok but damaged the wrap on one side putting back in place  :angry: still need more practice!

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/IMG_1497_zps9f885936.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/IMG_1497_zps9f885936.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: POOBUG on 03 January 2014, 17:15
Fitted Sub and Amp,

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/poobug/5C6A9505-1051-48D8-BA90-4924B6E0484F_zpsxuaybue9.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/poobug/media/5C6A9505-1051-48D8-BA90-4924B6E0484F_zpsxuaybue9.jpg.html)

apologies for crappy photo!

cheers, Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 03 January 2014, 17:15
Bought some cheap carbon wrap to have a play with, started with my phone case and turned out really good.

Decided to do an air vent, went ok but damaged the wrap on one side putting back in place  :angry: still need more practice!

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/legg360/IMG_1497_zps9f885936.jpg) (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/legg360/media/IMG_1497_zps9f885936.jpg.html)

it never looks good on the air vent because after 2-3 weeks it starts coming away where the dial is. MK6 interior really doesnt need CF everywhere (IMO)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ttdan on 03 January 2014, 18:05
How does that Focal kit compare to the Dynaudio?

Sorry, not heard it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dereks on 04 January 2014, 13:58
got a large chip on the windscreen from a low flying stone, cant repair it as its to large new screen getting fitted on monday :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 05 January 2014, 01:57
Bought some cheap carbon wrap to have a play with, started with my phone case and turned out really good.

Decided to do an air vent, went ok but damaged the wrap on one side putting back in place  :angry: still need more practice!


it never looks good on the air vent because after 2-3 weeks it starts coming away where the dial is. MK6 interior really doesnt need CF everywhere (IMO)

I've seen some pics with the all the air vents and around the stereo and I can't work out if it looks good or over the top, so it's just a practice, need to get better at applying it 1st.

I'd like to do the shiny strips on the doors and above the glovebox but don't know how to remove them (only tired the glovebox strip)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: SRGTD on 05 January 2014, 08:27

I'd like to do the shiny strips on the doors and above the glovebox but don't know how to remove them (only tried the glovebox strip)

Here you go. A 'how to' guide on removing and covering the interior door trim strips;

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6570&highlight=dinoc+trim
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 05 January 2014, 11:09

I'd like to do the shiny strips on the doors and above the glovebox but don't know how to remove them (only tried the glovebox strip)

Here you go. A 'how to' guide on removing and covering the interior door trim strips;

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6570&highlight=dinoc+trim

Its too much like 2010 wrapping everything in carbon fibre. Even though I like stuff to look racey and aggressive I think it ruins the interior on the MK6. It looked ok in the MK5 as that interior is dull.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 05 January 2014, 12:29

I'd like to do the shiny strips on the doors and above the glovebox but don't know how to remove them (only tried the glovebox strip)

Here you go. A 'how to' guide on removing and covering the interior door trim strips;

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6570&highlight=dinoc+trim

Thanks for that, after reading that I won't be doing it. To remove the door trim they are plastic melt welds in place and don't fancy having to re glue them in place
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 05 January 2014, 12:30

I'd like to do the shiny strips on the doors and above the glovebox but don't know how to remove them (only tried the glovebox strip)

Here you go. A 'how to' guide on removing and covering the interior door trim strips;

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6570&highlight=dinoc+trim

Its too much like 2010 wrapping everything in carbon fibre. Even though I like stuff to look racey and aggressive I think it ruins the interior on the MK6. It looked ok in the MK5 as that interior is dull.

I agree. The mk6 interior doesn't need touching.

But if you're going to do it, do it properly...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/abeqa4aq.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/yry9eme9.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/a3y6ejad.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/u8udu4ur.jpg)

porn.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 05 January 2014, 12:58
one word : WOW !!!

That looks crazy good, must be about £5000+ for that interior
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 05 January 2014, 14:33
Not  really my taste as i would have done the dash in real leather myself as im not a fan of that stuff after seen it done to death year after year after year after year after year on the car audio seen. Its fine imo on headlineing, pillars, door inserts  and seat centres but the rest i would choose  real leather. Its the way ferrari, audi R8 and many others do it. The rest of the front cabin is impressive, very nice  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 05 January 2014, 15:06
it's one of the nicest mk6's I've seen.

I'd love a big money show car like that, my only issue is that I don't want to spend big money haha.

here's the build thread, for anyone interested: http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22389

this guy must have pure coin.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 05 January 2014, 16:57
Bought a carbon fibre bonnet without the notch and badgeless grille. Didn't like the badgeless grille, so did this to the bonnet!!!  :shocked:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/image_zpsce161810.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 January 2014, 17:28

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/abeqa4aq.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/yry9eme9.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/a3y6ejad.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/u8udu4ur.jpg)
porn.


It's good to see what others can achieve but not to my taste.  It would be nightmare for showing EVERY mark, you'd be forever brushing it.  Agree that it would look better in leather.  Not keen on lots of carbon fibre either, though I do love the carbon nappa leather option on the mk7 R  :drool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 05 January 2014, 18:51
Bought a carbon fibre bonnet without the notch and badgeless grille. Didn't like the badgeless grille, so did this to the bonnet!!!  :shocked:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/image_zpsce161810.jpg)

Much better with a badge, not a fan of badgeless grilles.  What did you use to cut it out, smooth the remaining edges?  Didn't you have a CF bonnet previously?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 06 January 2014, 16:41

It's good to see what others can achieve but not to my taste.  It would be nightmare for showing EVERY mark, you'd be forever brushing it. 

These top dollar show cars only get driven or trailered to the show ground. For the brief time someone is sat in it, everything will be covered up, so there is little risk of a crumb being dropped, or a stray hair left on the headrest. It gets to a point when the car is no longer a car.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 06 January 2014, 17:36
Had some great new about my car:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=262793.msg2420511#msg2420511
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 06 January 2014, 18:43
Had some great new about my car:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=262793.msg2420511#msg2420511

Pleased for you.  Must be a great relief  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: legg360 on 06 January 2014, 20:38
Changed the footwell lights to red LED's no where near as bright as the white ones but does look a lot better imo
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 06 January 2014, 22:47
New bonnet fitted.  :cool:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20140106_210503_LLS_zps96450a79.jpg)
(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20140106_210514_LLS_zps10ca5562.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hobojim on 07 January 2014, 14:57
Had a great time driving to Braemar up the A93 and back the next day. A proper hoon.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: ttdan on 07 January 2014, 21:11
New bonnet fitted.  :cool:

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20140106_210503_LLS_zps96450a79.jpg)
(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/20140106_210514_LLS_zps10ca5562.jpg)

Very nice.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 13 January 2014, 22:20
Managed to get it washed and waxed just before the heavens opened.  Tried Chemical Guys Citrus wash and Gloss shampoo today and worked wonders on shifting the winter grime.

However, once the dirt was gone, noticed a mark on the passenger door.  Looks like some tw*t has opened their door into it.  No dent thankfully but paint missing :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 14 January 2014, 08:23
Managed to get it washed and waxed just before the heavens opened.  Tried Chemical Guys Citrus wash and Gloss shampoo today and worked wonders on shifting the winter grime.

However, once the dirt was gone, noticed a mark on the passenger door.  Looks like some tw*t has opened their door into it.  No dent thankfully but paint missing :cry:
I hate parking my car anywhere because some people don't give a sh!t  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: sajymundo on 20 January 2014, 10:08
Gave my GTI a quick wash with ONR, damn there was a lot of dirt on it! also gave the tail pipes a clean and they look nice and shiny. Shame i woke up this morning and it was covered in frost, oh well least it sparkled  for the half day of sunshine we had yesterday. Noticed a lot of small stone chips, must be all the motorway driving but it really did annoy me, any idea how best to correct this? only front bumper and very front of bonnet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 20 January 2014, 15:58
Popped down to Statllers in Sheffield for a Stage 1 REVO map (feels really strong), then gave her a bath, wash & wax.

Then fitted some cheeky Revo stickers, I think they look pretty decent. (sorry, phone pics)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/IMG_1235_zpsd999328c.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/5c7e26c2-e1f5-4f4f-88d0-c4c983e09a16_zpse588abf0.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/fe7f81d5-e58d-4b5e-9545-7059f213a9e9_zps03ceba80.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 20 January 2014, 19:15
Rocket you need to ditch the Revo stickers as the extra power they give may give you clutch slip :)

VW Dealer finally fixed the wind noise issue on the 35 doors after some fettling all is now good, just needs a service and a detail before it hits the for sale ads
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 20 January 2014, 20:31
Rocket you need to ditch the Revo stickers as the extra power they give may give you clutch slip :)

VW Dealer finally fixed the wind noise issue on the 35 doors after some fettling all is now good, just needs a service and a detail before it hits the for sale ads

Your never gonna let me forget that comment are you?  :grin: :grin: :grin:

GLWTS though.....how much you looking for?  (not that i can afford it  :cry:)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mwad gti on 20 January 2014, 22:05
Rocket you need to ditch the Revo stickers as the extra power they give may give you clutch slip :)



 :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: rst123 on 20 January 2014, 22:49
Picked her up. (http://s7.postimg.org/uyrq9yvcr/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kopbaq5h3/full/)
 (http://postimage.org/). Had a good drive, loving the sound and power.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 20 January 2014, 22:51
Picked her up. (http://s7.postimg.org/uyrq9yvcr/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kopbaq5h3/full/)
 (http://postimage.org/). Had a good drive, loving the sound and power.

Very nice  :cool:

Who doesn't love a black gti  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 20 January 2014, 22:57
Picked her up. (http://s7.postimg.org/uyrq9yvcr/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kopbaq5h3/full/)
 (http://postimage.org/). Had a good drive, loving the sound and power.

Very nice  :cool:

Who doesn't love a black gti  :wink:
+1 :tongue:rear led's =sexy
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: rst123 on 20 January 2014, 23:14
Picked her up. (http://s7.postimg.org/uyrq9yvcr/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kopbaq5h3/full/)
 (http://postimage.org/). Had a good drive, loving the sound and power.

Very nice  :cool:

Who doesn't love a black gti  :wink:
+1 :tongue:rear led's =sexy

thanks :grin: hope to keep her looking shiny like this! Love the LEDs they really finish it off IMO. Also love the special touches like how the boot opens and the VW logo inside the headlights!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 21 January 2014, 19:40
Quiet morning at work today so treated the 35 to some toys,Fitted the remainder of the interior LED's, TPS delivered the S3 jacking pads that I ordered yesterday,prob fit them on the ramp at the weekend,had a go with car on the floor,too much like hard work :smiley:
 Then shot over to ATS to pick up another pair of 19" Michelin Super Sports,i will head over to Pristine wheels tomorrow to have them fitted,once done my 5mm Dunlop SM GT's will be put up for sale,providing once off and inspected they have not been repaired.


Oh and booked it in with AKS for a Pre-Cat removal job,(cant be bothered to do it myself) good for me that he can do it the same day as the R32 brakes go on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: seanule on 22 January 2014, 07:37
Taking the rear diffuser to get sprayed gloss black   :smiley:
I take it you can drive the car without the diffuser attached if needed  :huh:?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 22 January 2014, 07:49
Taking the rear diffuser to get sprayed gloss black   :smiley:
I take it you can drive the car without the diffuser attached if needed  :huh:?

I presume it's fitted in the same way as the boggo models rear trim. There are a couple of screw the fix to the underside of car somewhere near the center. Without these, the bumper is only held on with the screws in the wheels arches and the clips to the sides of the quarter panels. At speed, the air passing under the car could cause a fair bit of flapage and in turn, compromise the remaining fixings.

It will most probably be ok, but some strategically placed zip ties might be an idea.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 22 January 2014, 08:45
they are only held on with with 4 torque, as long as your not doing over 60mph it will be fine for a day mate.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 22 January 2014, 08:51
Aren't the GTI diffusers clipped to the bumper as well? If they are, the 4 torx screws will be in turn, holding the bumper on too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ess_Three on 22 January 2014, 08:56
they are only held on with with 4 torque, as long as your not doing over 60mph it will be fine for a day mate.

Have you done the aerodynamic modelling to come up with that 60MPH value Ross?  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 22 January 2014, 09:31
they are only held on with with 4 torque, as long as your not doing over 60mph it will be fine for a day mate.

Have you done the aerodynamic modelling to come up with that 60MPH value Ross?  :lipsrsealed:

Lool, yeah i had to take a few thing into account though: road surface, wind speed, Drivers BMI, and exhaust note. after doing some calculation it came out at 59.61 mph, so i just rounded up  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: seanule on 22 January 2014, 12:51
Taking the rear diffuser to get sprayed gloss black   :smiley:
I take it you can drive the car without the diffuser attached if needed  :huh:?

I presume it's fitted in the same way as the boggo models rear trim. There are a couple of screw the fix to the underside of car somewhere near the center. Without these, the bumper is only held on with the screws in the wheels arches and the clips to the sides of the quarter panels. At speed, the air passing under the car could cause a fair bit of flapage and in turn, compromise the remaining fixings.

It will most probably be ok, but some strategically placed zip ties might be an idea.

Cheers! ive just decided against driving it and getting a lift to the body shop, better safe than sorry i suppose  :wink:

Also getting the wing mirrors gloss black and hopefully a vinyl wrapped roof by the weekend although removing the sharkfin ariel looks a nightmare job  :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 22 January 2014, 18:06
clips and screws, i've got my rear gloss diffuser off which could do with some localised prep and a respray which i'll put up for grabs

irony is the gloss back diffuser for a R cab or Polo WRC is about £5-£10 more than the unpainted GTI one
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 22 January 2014, 18:32
clips and screws, i've got my rear gloss diffuser off which could do with some localised prep and a respray which i'll put up for grabs

irony is the gloss back diffuser for a R cab or Polo WRC is about £5-£10 more than the unpainted GTI one


Looks like it will, but Alex told me it don't fit, was it you who tried one?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 22 January 2014, 21:35

Looks like it will, but Alex told me it don't fit, was it you who tried one?

it would be me as Alex has done most of the work on my car

it clips in ok and two central fixings are fine but the outer ones are not, I wonder if you need the valance spats that the rear bumper of the R has not had time to check part numbers on bumpers or inclination

the zorsts also down't look right in the cut outs either
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 22 January 2014, 22:22
clips and screws, i've got my rear gloss diffuser off which could do with some localised prep and a respray which i'll put up for grabs

irony is the gloss back diffuser for a R cab or Polo WRC is about £5-£10 more than the unpainted GTI one


When you got your diffuser painted, did you use solid VW paint LO41? If so did you check the match against the other glossy plastic parts? Although it wouldn't matter too much as it's nowhere near any of the other trim.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 22 January 2014, 22:43
i just asked for it to be gloss black and its a pretty good match, i have a feeling nimble you will be able to order the gloss black 7 mirror caps pre finished
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimble on 23 January 2014, 21:44
i just asked for it to be gloss black and its a pretty good match, i have a feeling nimble you will be able to order the gloss black 7 mirror caps pre finished

More than likely tbh, i'll probably just wait a while and see.

Thanks mate. :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dieselman on 24 January 2014, 09:42
Fitted colour clocks!!!
Dealer FOC :laugh:
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/scotty-boy_2006/Mobile%20Uploads/40E05BB7-48D6-463E-9378-6358C99D4C2E.jpg) (http://s117.photobucket.com/user/scotty-boy_2006/media/Mobile%20Uploads/40E05BB7-48D6-463E-9378-6358C99D4C2E.jpg.html)
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/scotty-boy_2006/Mobile%20Uploads/4C57841B-49CC-43C1-968A-71F5685636CB.jpg) (http://s117.photobucket.com/user/scotty-boy_2006/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4C57841B-49CC-43C1-968A-71F5685636CB.jpg.html)
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/scotty-boy_2006/Mobile%20Uploads/A2749325-367F-4342-99B0-29A5207C4950.jpg) (http://s117.photobucket.com/user/scotty-boy_2006/media/Mobile%20Uploads/A2749325-367F-4342-99B0-29A5207C4950.jpg.html)

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=263278.0

Scott :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 24 January 2014, 10:27
FOC? how come?  :shocked: :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 24 January 2014, 16:10
How do you do that?

And how did you get it free? :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 24 January 2014, 17:43
Finally got around to fitting the red LED footwell bulbs.   Subtle, but nice.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/12120453865_c65e8932a4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/100316034@N05/12120453865/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3814/12121236606_9bebe64921_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/100316034@N05/12121236606/)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: charlie on 24 January 2014, 18:49
Finally got around to fitting the red LED footwell bulbs.   Subtle, but nice.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/12120453865_c65e8932a4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/100316034@N05/12120453865/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3814/12121236606_9bebe64921_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/100316034@N05/12121236606/)
very nice booth ii red lighting good for night vision  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 24 January 2014, 19:37
Love those footwell lights!  :cool:

Which LED's did you get and where from?  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 24 January 2014, 19:42
these are the ones i got and look very similar to Booths :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-20-SMD-LED-501-T10-W5W-Side-Number-Plate-Interior-Light-SUPER-BRIGHT-/321070144109?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=510100518709&hash=item4ac1459a6d
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 24 January 2014, 19:53
Cheers Ross  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 24 January 2014, 19:58
Love those footwell lights!  :cool:

Which LED's did you get and where from?  :smiley:

There're all much alike, but I got these.   Once they were in, I upped brightness in the MFD, as the effect is very subtle.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320872142797?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 24 January 2014, 20:00
Thanks Booth! I need to get it enabled on my MFD with Vag Com  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 24 January 2014, 23:11
Thanks Booth! I need to get it enabled on my MFD with Vag Com  :whistle:

Im not too far ive you're ever heading North  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 24 January 2014, 23:59
Thanks Booth! I need to get it enabled on my MFD with Vag Com  :whistle:

Im not too far ive you're ever heading North  :cool:

Why can you do it Ross? You're not too far away  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 25 January 2014, 00:02
Thanks Booth! I need to get it enabled on my MFD with Vag Com  :whistle:

Im not too far ive you're ever heading North  :cool:

Why can you do it Ross? You're not too far away  :smiley:

Of course i can do it  :smug: :smug: :smug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 25 January 2014, 00:03
Thanks Booth! I need to get it enabled on my MFD with Vag Com  :whistle:

Im not too far ive you're ever heading North  :cool:

Why can you do it Ross? You're not too far away  :smiley:

Of course i can do it  :smug: :smug: :smug:

Cool  :cool: Theres a few other things I want as well and I'm sure you will let me know a lot more :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 25 January 2014, 00:20
I only know 1 or 2 things :  :grin: :grin: :grin:

Windows: Roll Up/Down with Key
Description: Roll down down your windows with your key remote when you unlock the doors
Check bit 5 of byte 3 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Option: If you want to be able to do this when the car is turned on, check bit 7 of byte 3
Option: Enable your lock switch on the door to roll all windows up/down without a key present, check bits 3, 4, and 7 of byte 3
Pic tutorial: Comfort Closing/Opening via Remote Control

Lock/Unlock Confirmations (horn/lights)
Description: When you lock your car, it flashes the lights and honks the horn. When you unlock, it flashes the lights. There are other options.
All of these are under byte 5 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper.
Option: Disable turn signal on lock/unlock confirmation, uncheck bit 0
Option: Disable horn honking on lock confirmation, uncheck bit 1
Option: Enable horn honking on unlock confirmation, check bit 4
Pic tutorial: Horn Confirmation when Locking MFA Menu

KESSY: Lock Car While Running
Description: this allows you to to start your car with KESSY, then get out with the key, and lock the car with the remote
Check bit 2 of byte 4 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper

Lighting: Fogs as DRLs
Description: Use your fog lights instead of your low beams for DRLs
For Xenon equipped vehicles or Halogen equipped using the main low/dipped beam:
Check bit 1 of byte 14 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Un-check bit 2 of byte 11 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper (or leave checked to run BOTH fogs and low beams)
Pic tutorial: Fogs as DRLs for Xenon-equipped Vehicles
For Halogen equipped vehicles or using a separate bulb or filament for DRL only:
Uncheck bit 6 of byte 15 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Check bit 1 of byte 14 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Fogs as DRLs for Halogen-equipped Vehicles
Note: Depending on the Byte 18 coding, this may result in all of the parking lights illuminating.

Lighting: Fogs with High Beams
Description: Your fog lights will become independent of your high beams, and will not go out when you turn on your high beams
Check bit 2 of byte 14 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Fog Lights active with High Beams active

Lighting: Fogs as Cornering Lights
Description: if your fog lights are not on, but your headlights are, it will illuminate the fog in the direction you are turning at low speeds)
Check bit 7 of byte 14 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Demonstration Video: MK6 GTI Cornering Lights
Pic tutorial: Cornering Lights via Front Fog Lights Active

Lighting: Auto On/Off Headlights w/o Auto Switch
Description: this will make your headlights go on/off with your ignition if they are in the ON position
Check bit 5 of byte 15 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: All Lights Shut Off When Turning Off Vehicle

Lighting: Enable DRL Turn On/Off in MFI (2011+ Only)
Description: Under lighting in your MFI, you can check DRL's on or off (this is better than hard coding them off)
Check bit 7 of byte 15 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: DRL MFA Menu

Lighting: Disable DRL with Turn Signal (2012 Only)
Description: When you activate your blinker, the LED DRL next to it will turn off until the blinker is turned off.
This one is a little more involved, so here is an external link: LED DRL Dim when Turn Signal Active

Lighting: Emergency Brake Flashing
Description: If you brake hard enough, this will automatically flash your brake lights and/or turn signals until you let off the brake pedal
Check bit 1 of byte 16 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper for brake light flashing
Check bit 2 of byte 16 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper for turn signal flashing
Pic tutorial: Emergency Brake Flashing via Brake Lights/Turn Signals Active

Lighting: Comfort Turn Signal Count 1-5
Description: When you tap your blinker it will auto blink 3 times by default, this changes the count
Go to Adaptation in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Choose "Comfort Turn Signals (Cycles)"
Set a new value up to 5 for the number of blinks you want
NOTE: After you set the value, you must go into your MFI on your car and reset it to factory settings to load the new value
Pic tutorial: Comfort Turning Signal

Lighting: Coming Home Lights
Description: Coming home activation requires you to pull the high beam stalk back briefly after shutting the vehicle off and before exiting. This will turn on your lights for a set period of time after you get out of the car. After this is enabled, it can be turned on/off in the MFA, and you can adjust the time period. Leaving home function requires an auto switch and light sensor.
Check bit 2 of byte 12 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Coming Home Lights

Wipers: Enable Tear Drop Wiping on Front Wiper
Description: This will wipe your front window one extra time, after a pause, when you use your front wiper squirter
Go to the Central Electronics module, and click on "Coding"
In the coding window, there is a pull down menu, choose the selection that says "Wischer" in it
After that, click on the Long Coding Helper
Check bit 3 of Byte 1 (Tear Wiping Active)
Pic tutorial: Enable Tear Drop Wiping for Rear Window

Wipers: Enable Tear Drop Wiping on Rear Wiper
Description: This will wipe your rear window one extra time, after a pause, when you use your rear wiper squirter
Check bit 4 of byte 21 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper

Wipers: Disable Rear Wiper with Reverse Gear
Description: If your front wipers are running and you put it in reverse, the rear wiper runs by default. This disables that feature.
Uncheck bit 6 of byte 21 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Automatic Rear Window Wiping with Reverse Gear Disabled

Wipers: Disable Rear Wiper
Description: Completely disables your rear wiper
Uncheck bit 0 of byte 21 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Disable Rear Wiper

Steering Wheel Push-To-Talk Button as Mute
Description: Converts the push to talk button your steering wheel into a mute button.
Uncheck bit 3 of byte 1 under Steering Wheel Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Steering Wheel Push-To-Talk Button

Instruments: Disable Seatbelt Warning
Description: Disable seatbelt warning chime and light
Uncheck bit 1 of byte 1 in Instruments Long Coding Helper

Instruments: Gauge Cluster Staging a.k.a Gauge Sweep
Descripton: When you turn your ignition to on, the gauges will "Sweep" to max, and then fall back to zero
Note: Does not work on G clusters, you can see which one you have in an autoscan under Instruments. It's the last letter of the part no.
Go to Adaptation in Instruments
Choose "Staging"
Set new value to "active"
Pic tutorial: Staging

Mirror Adjust Menu in MFA for 2011+
Description: Gives you a menu in the MFA to adjust mirrors together or individually.
Check bit 6 of byte 8 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Mirror Adjust MFA Menu

Mirror and Rear Window Heaters: Extend the Active Time
Description: Mirror and Rear window heaters run for 10 minutes by default, you can extend that as long as you want
Go to Adaptation in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Choose "Rear Window & Outside MIrror Heater Activation Time"
Choose a new value using this formula: New Value x 40 = Seconds Active
Example: 23 is about 15 min since 23 x 40 = 920 seconds = 15.3 minutes

Driver Seat Heater Memory
Description: When you turn the car on, the drivers seat ONLY will resume it's last setting (Off, 1, 2, 3) automatically
Go to Adaptation in Auto HVAC
Choose "Storage of driver seat heater level"
Set new value to "On"
Pic tutorial: Driver Seat Heating Memory Retention

Passenger Seat Heater Memory (2012 Only)
Description: When you turn the car on, the passenger will resume it's last setting (Off, 1, 2, 3) automatically
Go to Adaptation in Auto HVAC
Choose "Storage of passenger seat heater level"
Set new value to "On"
Credit to Tim S: Maintain Passenger Heat Setting

Disable TPMS
Description: For cars with TPMS sensors in the wheels, you can disable the light for winter wheels or wheels without sensors
Check bit 7 of byte 8 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Further reading: How to activate, reset, or swap the TPMS system on your VW Jetta or Golf

Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) Strength
Description: XDS is the electronic differential lock. On higher HP models (Scirocco R), this is set to 2, whereas the default on the GTI is 0. At 2, the system is more aggressive at applying brake pressure to the inside/slipping tire.
Go to Adaptation in the ABS module
Choose "Electronic Differential Lock (XDS)
Set new value to to 2 (0 is stock, 1 is weak, 2 is strong)
Pic tutorial: XDS and Brake Assist Settings

Brake Assist
Description: Brake assist will make it so you do not have to push down on the brake pedal as hard before the brakes engage. It does not actually make the brakes any stronger. Some people like this, some people feel it makes heel/toe harder.
Go to Adaptation in the ABS module
Choose "Brake Assist"
Set new value to to 2 (0 is stock, 1 is small, 2 is hard)
Pic tutorial: XDS and Brake Assist Settings

Driver Steering Recommendation (DSR)
Description: DSR is the use of sensors relating to the ESP sense when the car is going into a skid, and the steering ECU automatically provides a prompt to the driver to correct the car trajectory by giving the steering wheel a quick 'nudge'. There are 3 settings, nobody has reported changing this and if 1 or 2 is better than stock.
Go to Adaptation in the ABS module
Choose "DSR"
Set new value to: 0 for strong (stock setting), 1 for center, or 2 for weak

Torque Steer Compensation (TSC)
Description: Using the Steering Assist controller (not the brakes), TSC will help prevent torque steer on tuned cars. A TSC of 1 is used by default in higher HP FWD VW models like the VR6 FWD Passat.
Go to Adaptation in the Steering Assist module
Choose "Torque Steer Compensation (TSC)"
Set new value to 1
Discussion and test video: VAG-COM — Torque Steer Compensation (update: it works!)

Disable ESP
Description: This is not considered safe. The ESP in the MK6 is very good and not too obtrusive. That said, if you want to take the risk and turn it off, this is the only known way to accomplish that.
Go to Adaptation in the Steering Assist module
Go to Channel 09
Set new value to 1
Discussion: Really turning off ESP

Hill Hold Control
Description: Hill hold control (assist) is where the car will apply the brakes on a hill when stopped. It will occur if facing up hill with the car in a forward gear, or if facing downhill in reverse. Modifying this setting changes when the brakes release. You can also disable it completely.
To change the HHC setting:
Go to Adaptation in the ABS module
Choose "Hill Hold Control (HHC)"
Set new value to: 0 for normal (stock setting), 1 for early (start with low RPM's), or 2 for late late (start with high RPM's and slipping clutch)
Pic tutorial: Hill Hold Control (HHC)
To disable HHC completely:
Uncheck bit 0 of byte 16 in ABS Brakes Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Disable Hill Hold Control
Adjusting Service Intervals
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 25 January 2014, 00:37
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: quite a few on there I could do with configuring! We will have to arrange something  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Peter W on 25 January 2014, 12:01

Wow , quite a list, is there anyone in the London area that has the ability to do this ? I'm more than happy to drive to you and make it woth your while  :smiley:



I only know 1 or 2 things :  :grin: :grin: :grin:

Windows: Roll Up/Down with Key
Description: Roll down down your windows with your key remote when you unlock the doors
Check bit 5 of byte 3 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Option: If you want to be able to do this when the car is turned on, check bit 7 of byte 3
Option: Enable your lock switch on the door to roll all windows up/down without a key present, check bits 3, 4, and 7 of byte 3
Pic tutorial: Comfort Closing/Opening via Remote Control

Lock/Unlock Confirmations (horn/lights)
Description: When you lock your car, it flashes the lights and honks the horn. When you unlock, it flashes the lights. There are other options.
All of these are under byte 5 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper.
Option: Disable turn signal on lock/unlock confirmation, uncheck bit 0
Option: Disable horn honking on lock confirmation, uncheck bit 1
Option: Enable horn honking on unlock confirmation, check bit 4
Pic tutorial: Horn Confirmation when Locking MFA Menu

KESSY: Lock Car While Running
Description: this allows you to to start your car with KESSY, then get out with the key, and lock the car with the remote
Check bit 2 of byte 4 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper

Lighting: Fogs as DRLs
Description: Use your fog lights instead of your low beams for DRLs
For Xenon equipped vehicles or Halogen equipped using the main low/dipped beam:
Check bit 1 of byte 14 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Un-check bit 2 of byte 11 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper (or leave checked to run BOTH fogs and low beams)
Pic tutorial: Fogs as DRLs for Xenon-equipped Vehicles
For Halogen equipped vehicles or using a separate bulb or filament for DRL only:
Uncheck bit 6 of byte 15 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Check bit 1 of byte 14 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Fogs as DRLs for Halogen-equipped Vehicles
Note: Depending on the Byte 18 coding, this may result in all of the parking lights illuminating.

Lighting: Fogs with High Beams
Description: Your fog lights will become independent of your high beams, and will not go out when you turn on your high beams
Check bit 2 of byte 14 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Fog Lights active with High Beams active

Lighting: Fogs as Cornering Lights
Description: if your fog lights are not on, but your headlights are, it will illuminate the fog in the direction you are turning at low speeds)
Check bit 7 of byte 14 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Demonstration Video: MK6 GTI Cornering Lights
Pic tutorial: Cornering Lights via Front Fog Lights Active

Lighting: Auto On/Off Headlights w/o Auto Switch
Description: this will make your headlights go on/off with your ignition if they are in the ON position
Check bit 5 of byte 15 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: All Lights Shut Off When Turning Off Vehicle

Lighting: Enable DRL Turn On/Off in MFI (2011+ Only)
Description: Under lighting in your MFI, you can check DRL's on or off (this is better than hard coding them off)
Check bit 7 of byte 15 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: DRL MFA Menu

Lighting: Disable DRL with Turn Signal (2012 Only)
Description: When you activate your blinker, the LED DRL next to it will turn off until the blinker is turned off.
This one is a little more involved, so here is an external link: LED DRL Dim when Turn Signal Active

Lighting: Emergency Brake Flashing
Description: If you brake hard enough, this will automatically flash your brake lights and/or turn signals until you let off the brake pedal
Check bit 1 of byte 16 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper for brake light flashing
Check bit 2 of byte 16 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper for turn signal flashing
Pic tutorial: Emergency Brake Flashing via Brake Lights/Turn Signals Active

Lighting: Comfort Turn Signal Count 1-5
Description: When you tap your blinker it will auto blink 3 times by default, this changes the count
Go to Adaptation in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Choose "Comfort Turn Signals (Cycles)"
Set a new value up to 5 for the number of blinks you want
NOTE: After you set the value, you must go into your MFI on your car and reset it to factory settings to load the new value
Pic tutorial: Comfort Turning Signal

Lighting: Coming Home Lights
Description: Coming home activation requires you to pull the high beam stalk back briefly after shutting the vehicle off and before exiting. This will turn on your lights for a set period of time after you get out of the car. After this is enabled, it can be turned on/off in the MFA, and you can adjust the time period. Leaving home function requires an auto switch and light sensor.
Check bit 2 of byte 12 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Coming Home Lights

Wipers: Enable Tear Drop Wiping on Front Wiper
Description: This will wipe your front window one extra time, after a pause, when you use your front wiper squirter
Go to the Central Electronics module, and click on "Coding"
In the coding window, there is a pull down menu, choose the selection that says "Wischer" in it
After that, click on the Long Coding Helper
Check bit 3 of Byte 1 (Tear Wiping Active)
Pic tutorial: Enable Tear Drop Wiping for Rear Window

Wipers: Enable Tear Drop Wiping on Rear Wiper
Description: This will wipe your rear window one extra time, after a pause, when you use your rear wiper squirter
Check bit 4 of byte 21 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper

Wipers: Disable Rear Wiper with Reverse Gear
Description: If your front wipers are running and you put it in reverse, the rear wiper runs by default. This disables that feature.
Uncheck bit 6 of byte 21 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Automatic Rear Window Wiping with Reverse Gear Disabled

Wipers: Disable Rear Wiper
Description: Completely disables your rear wiper
Uncheck bit 0 of byte 21 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Disable Rear Wiper

Steering Wheel Push-To-Talk Button as Mute
Description: Converts the push to talk button your steering wheel into a mute button.
Uncheck bit 3 of byte 1 under Steering Wheel Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Steering Wheel Push-To-Talk Button

Instruments: Disable Seatbelt Warning
Description: Disable seatbelt warning chime and light
Uncheck bit 1 of byte 1 in Instruments Long Coding Helper

Instruments: Gauge Cluster Staging a.k.a Gauge Sweep
Descripton: When you turn your ignition to on, the gauges will "Sweep" to max, and then fall back to zero
Note: Does not work on G clusters, you can see which one you have in an autoscan under Instruments. It's the last letter of the part no.
Go to Adaptation in Instruments
Choose "Staging"
Set new value to "active"
Pic tutorial: Staging

Mirror Adjust Menu in MFA for 2011+
Description: Gives you a menu in the MFA to adjust mirrors together or individually.
Check bit 6 of byte 8 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Mirror Adjust MFA Menu

Mirror and Rear Window Heaters: Extend the Active Time
Description: Mirror and Rear window heaters run for 10 minutes by default, you can extend that as long as you want
Go to Adaptation in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Choose "Rear Window & Outside MIrror Heater Activation Time"
Choose a new value using this formula: New Value x 40 = Seconds Active
Example: 23 is about 15 min since 23 x 40 = 920 seconds = 15.3 minutes

Driver Seat Heater Memory
Description: When you turn the car on, the drivers seat ONLY will resume it's last setting (Off, 1, 2, 3) automatically
Go to Adaptation in Auto HVAC
Choose "Storage of driver seat heater level"
Set new value to "On"
Pic tutorial: Driver Seat Heating Memory Retention

Passenger Seat Heater Memory (2012 Only)
Description: When you turn the car on, the passenger will resume it's last setting (Off, 1, 2, 3) automatically
Go to Adaptation in Auto HVAC
Choose "Storage of passenger seat heater level"
Set new value to "On"
Credit to Tim S: Maintain Passenger Heat Setting

Disable TPMS
Description: For cars with TPMS sensors in the wheels, you can disable the light for winter wheels or wheels without sensors
Check bit 7 of byte 8 in Central Electronics Long Coding Helper
Further reading: How to activate, reset, or swap the TPMS system on your VW Jetta or Golf

Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) Strength
Description: XDS is the electronic differential lock. On higher HP models (Scirocco R), this is set to 2, whereas the default on the GTI is 0. At 2, the system is more aggressive at applying brake pressure to the inside/slipping tire.
Go to Adaptation in the ABS module
Choose "Electronic Differential Lock (XDS)
Set new value to to 2 (0 is stock, 1 is weak, 2 is strong)
Pic tutorial: XDS and Brake Assist Settings

Brake Assist
Description: Brake assist will make it so you do not have to push down on the brake pedal as hard before the brakes engage. It does not actually make the brakes any stronger. Some people like this, some people feel it makes heel/toe harder.
Go to Adaptation in the ABS module
Choose "Brake Assist"
Set new value to to 2 (0 is stock, 1 is small, 2 is hard)
Pic tutorial: XDS and Brake Assist Settings

Driver Steering Recommendation (DSR)
Description: DSR is the use of sensors relating to the ESP sense when the car is going into a skid, and the steering ECU automatically provides a prompt to the driver to correct the car trajectory by giving the steering wheel a quick 'nudge'. There are 3 settings, nobody has reported changing this and if 1 or 2 is better than stock.
Go to Adaptation in the ABS module
Choose "DSR"
Set new value to: 0 for strong (stock setting), 1 for center, or 2 for weak

Torque Steer Compensation (TSC)
Description: Using the Steering Assist controller (not the brakes), TSC will help prevent torque steer on tuned cars. A TSC of 1 is used by default in higher HP FWD VW models like the VR6 FWD Passat.
Go to Adaptation in the Steering Assist module
Choose "Torque Steer Compensation (TSC)"
Set new value to 1
Discussion and test video: VAG-COM — Torque Steer Compensation (update: it works!)

Disable ESP
Description: This is not considered safe. The ESP in the MK6 is very good and not too obtrusive. That said, if you want to take the risk and turn it off, this is the only known way to accomplish that.
Go to Adaptation in the Steering Assist module
Go to Channel 09
Set new value to 1
Discussion: Really turning off ESP

Hill Hold Control
Description: Hill hold control (assist) is where the car will apply the brakes on a hill when stopped. It will occur if facing up hill with the car in a forward gear, or if facing downhill in reverse. Modifying this setting changes when the brakes release. You can also disable it completely.
To change the HHC setting:
Go to Adaptation in the ABS module
Choose "Hill Hold Control (HHC)"
Set new value to: 0 for normal (stock setting), 1 for early (start with low RPM's), or 2 for late late (start with high RPM's and slipping clutch)
Pic tutorial: Hill Hold Control (HHC)
To disable HHC completely:
Uncheck bit 0 of byte 16 in ABS Brakes Long Coding Helper
Pic tutorial: Disable Hill Hold Control
Adjusting Service Intervals
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: peterdoherty on 25 January 2014, 15:03
Sold it!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 25 January 2014, 15:56
Sold it!

For a MK7?  :sick:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 25 January 2014, 16:14
Bought a Milltek for her  :cool: :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mustard on 25 January 2014, 20:29
Drove it today, first time in six weeks, since my operation in December. Forgot quiet how good it feels. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: rst123 on 25 January 2014, 21:23
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Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: peterdoherty on 25 January 2014, 22:10
Sold it!

For a MK7?  :sick:

Yep have had a MK7 GTD for a few months now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: pryda on 25 January 2014, 22:29
Sold it!

x2
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 25 January 2014, 22:37
Sold it!

For a MK7?  :sick:

Yep have had a MK7 GTD for a few months now.

Poor guy, feel for you  :tongue:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 26 January 2014, 16:41
Laid on the gravel in the rain with a torch looking for a puncture  :sad:

Noticed rear tyre looked a a little flat yesterday so went to top it up with air and psi was way down.  Topped it up to the recommended pressure and retested it today.  Lost 7psi in 24 hrs.  Puncture, faulty valve?  On inspection, nothing obvious.  Getting a new tyre fitted to front tommorow anyway so will get it checked out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 26 January 2014, 17:17
Missed mine terribly after seeing a CW35 in Derby! 20 months to go and the 330M sport goes back and I think an R will be on order, just wondering whether I can handle 35k miles a year in one?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 26 January 2014, 17:19
Missed mine terribly after seeing a CW35 in Derby! 20 months to go and the 330M sport goes back and I think an R will be on order, just wondering whether I can handle 35k miles a year in one?

I was doing over 30k miles in my Mk5 R32  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 26 January 2014, 17:22
The way I see it is that the car is cheaper, so better for the business, yes it has a higher co2 but of I can negotiate the difference in cost to the business in fuel then it should be a goer. Seeing as my bro is as big a petrol head as me and the owner of the business, fingers crossed and we'll be sorted.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 26 January 2014, 17:43
Missed mine terribly after seeing a CW35 in Derby! 20 months to go and the 330M sport goes back and I think an R will be on order, just wondering whether I can handle 35k miles a year in one?

You have surprised me, I absolutely love my 3 series and love it as a mile muncher with the 330d being my idea of heaven. Did a few long journeys in our old Mk6 GTi and found it quite uncomfortable and cramped by comparison.

Are you not bonding with the car?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 26 January 2014, 18:38
Yeah, I just miss owning a VeeDub. I have suggested that an R32 in the garage may be a good idea but her indoors is having nine of it, lol!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 26 January 2014, 20:12
What about the Mk2 Neil? That's a far better car for summer weekends and shows surely?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 26 January 2014, 20:37
Been there done that and tbh, I'd miss some of the creature comforts now!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 27 January 2014, 10:55
Missed mine terribly after seeing a CW35 in Derby! 20 months to go and the 330M sport goes back and I think an R will be on order, just wondering whether I can handle 35k miles a year in one?

Parked next to an immaculate CW ed35 last week and thought of you and if you might be missing it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 27 January 2014, 11:00
Got rear puncture repaired this morning and the worn front tyre replaced with new, then newest tyres rotated to rear.  Used an independent this time - excellent service, but more importantly, alloys unscathed.  Two punctures in 4 months  :angry: fingers crossed, no more.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 27 January 2014, 19:32
paid the car finance off this morning

washed and hoovered it yesterday ready for its new owner. might be the last ever time i clean it!

stripped cleaned and lubed the brakes on the clio. painted the hubs on my new brembo discs.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: tenrohle on 31 January 2014, 12:47
Tail lights and matts thanks to some good forum members. Just about froze my hands off putting the lights in.  :cool:

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 31 January 2014, 13:06
you should smoke your rear reflectors like mine, looks tones better on CSG cars. Also, its not that cold outside you pussy  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 31 January 2014, 13:45
you should smoke your rear reflectors like mine, looks tones better on CSG cars.


Except they will no longer be red reflectors and therefore illegal.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 31 January 2014, 13:50
you should smoke your rear reflectors like mine, looks tones better on CSG cars.


Except they will no longer be red reflectors and therefore illegal.

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 31 January 2014, 14:09
:rolleyes:

Just saying, so that he can make his mind up knowing all the facts.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: tenrohle on 31 January 2014, 14:09
Did you smoke them with a film or spray? Had been thinking about doing that as I'm well and truly in the process of blacking the car out.

I just spent a fortnight in Western Australia amidst 40 degree heat and bushfires. ITS COLD HERE  :drool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: tenrohle on 31 January 2014, 14:11
Curious legality that one. I truly doubt anyone would ever get stopped for it unless they were doing laps round a shopping centre carpark in reverse at 2am.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 31 January 2014, 14:13
:rolleyes:

Just saying, so that he can make his mind up knowing all the facts.

I was only joking mate, its better to know so he can make a choice.

PS: I used tinting film.
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Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 31 January 2014, 14:13
Got a few bit in the post today:

VW Racing Intake, SuperPro Anti Lift Kit, and a Subframe Insert (which i dont think ill be needing anymore as im buying Wigits VWR Mount and subframe)

Really looking forward to fitting the SuperPro A.L.K, should finally strat to get some traction down without the whole car shaking. Combined with the VW Racing mount, should increase grip / traction quite a lot.

In regards to the inductions kits ill have to make a choice, either keep and use the VW Racing kit, or keep the REVO / Pipercross one and sell the VW. (this is my 5th intake - such an intake whore  :evil:)

Have any of you guys tried both of these? The Revo one has been spot on so far, so we will have to see what the VWR one is like when fitted, if its ever stop raining.

I will give review on all of the above when fitted and tested.

PS, one of these intake will be for sale very soon as i cant keep both - and also both come with the stage 2 pipe  :cool:

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/b9eb5649-7535-4bb6-9132-7b900386f069_zps9bbfeb6f.jpg)

or my current one:

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/0000048_revo-full-air-filter-intake-for-vw-golf-mk6-scirocco-20-tsi_zpsaf5682ae.jpeg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AndyWard on 31 January 2014, 14:50
Not done today but a couple weeks ago, had full apr tbe fitted and apr stage 2 applied. Much smoother delivery compared to stage 1, drives beautifully.

Next few mod's ready to go just waiting to get them done at same time as MOT; got Neuspeed TOP and Intercooler pipe, Powerflex Insert and Whiteline Endlinks. Also got the TyrolSport DeadSet Rigid Subframe Collar Kit with whole new set of Bolts, hopefully sort my tracking and clunk issues out!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 31 January 2014, 15:00
Curious legality that one. I truly doubt anyone would ever get stopped for it unless they were doing laps round a shopping centre carpark in reverse at 2am.

It would be highly unlikely that you would be stopped for it, but if the car got crashed into when parked at night, it could be a wriggle out for the insurers.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 31 January 2014, 15:38
@Andy Ward - May have the SuperPro Insert for sale in the next few days. Item is brand new / never installed.

£22 posted.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: AndyWard on 31 January 2014, 15:50
@Andy Ward - May have the SuperPro Insert for sale in the next few days. Item is brand new / never installed.

£22 posted.

Already got the powerflex sat here but thanks for the offer  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: seanule on 31 January 2014, 18:01
Got my eibach sportlines installed definite improvement in handling and visual department, car is planted to the road soo much better! would definetly recommend them!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 31 January 2014, 18:10
Got a few bit in the post today:

VW Racing Intake, SuperPro Anti Lift Kit, and a Subframe Insert (which i dont think ill be needing anymore as im buying Wigits VWR Mount and subframe)

Really looking forward to fitting the SuperPro A.L.K, should finally strat to get some traction down without the whole car shaking. Combined with the VW Racing mount, should increase grip / traction quite a lot.

In regards to the inductions kits ill have to make a choice, either keep and use the VW Racing kit, or keep the REVO / Pipercross one and sell the VW. (this is my 5th intake - such an intake whore  :evil:)

Have any of you guys tried both of these? The Revo one has been spot on so far, so we will have to see what the VWR one is like when fitted, if its ever stop raining.

I will give review on all of the above when fitted and tested.

PS, one of these intake will be for sale very soon as i cant keep both - and also both come with the stage 2 pipe  :cool:

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/b9eb5649-7535-4bb6-9132-7b900386f069_zps9bbfeb6f.jpg)

or my current one:

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/0000048_revo-full-air-filter-intake-for-vw-golf-mk6-scirocco-20-tsi_zpsaf5682ae.jpeg)

Cleaned and lightly re-oiled the VWR filter, need to do the same for the Revo / pipercross one this weekend
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 01 February 2014, 11:05
Installed the VW Racing intake this morning. After a quick run out I fear it may be a tiny bit quite for my liking's, (im a chav at heart and like the loudest possible intake roar and dump sounds) So it might be up for grabs in the next few days, or PM if you interest already.

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/rocketrossuk/566ee97c-bb31-43f3-b7f5-f0c1bfb81807_zps31bb8f5e.jpg)

But mine will come with stage 2 pipe as well:

http://www.awesomegti.com/car/vw/golfmk6/vwr-intake-systemgolf-6-gti-scirocco-20-tsi
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Raffe on 01 February 2014, 11:16
Surely nothing will be louder than an open filter like the Revo you had before?

The Carbonio was plenty loud enough for us when we had it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 01 February 2014, 11:31
Surely nothing will be louder than an open filter like the Revo you had before?

The Carbonio was plenty loud enough for us when we had it.

Yeah i dont think any will be. Revo / Carbonio about the same i think. I just love trying new intakes all the time, gives me an excuse to go tinker with the car...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dieselman on 02 February 2014, 20:45
http://youtu.be/bfdD0rShbJ8


scott :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mkviken on 02 February 2014, 21:32
Drove the car for the very last time tonight

Dropped it off in Aberdeen for my mate (who works on he same rig) to collect next week when he gets back on shore.

A nice 250mile drive - a good way to say farewell to a great car. This sort of trip is exactly what this car is about.


It didn't really dawn on me it was the last time I would drive it till I was just minutes from the hotel. Don't normally get too bothered when I sell cars on but I'm definitely Sad to see it go.


Time to get on pistonheads and look for an exige...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 02 February 2014, 22:22
http://youtu.be/bfdD0rShbJ8


scott :wink:

Do tell mate.... :cool:

VAG-Com or hardware mod?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Obbzi on 03 February 2014, 13:57
http://youtu.be/bfdD0rShbJ8


scott :wink:

I need this! :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 06 February 2014, 12:03
http://youtu.be/bfdD0rShbJ8


scott :wink:

hey man im getting cross...you better give me those techniques  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 06 February 2014, 20:08
Currently without my Golf R as it is having some TLC.  :evil:

HTA3071 Motorsport spec turbo kit being fitted.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: RocketRossUK on 06 February 2014, 21:02
Currently without my Golf R as it is having some TLC.  :evil:

HTA3071 Motorsport spec turbo kit being fitted.

Its going to be an absolute monster !!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 07 February 2014, 21:12
http://youtu.be/bfdD0rShbJ8


scott :wink:

hey man im getting cross...you better give me those techniques  :grin: :grin: :grin:


Yes,Yes,Yes,  C'mon,more info please.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 07 February 2014, 21:21
I think he just likes teasing everyone  :whistle:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 07 February 2014, 21:24
Got an early birthday prezzie this week....

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Couldn't wait and fitted them today,shoulh have been working,but phuk it my car comes first,and my customers know it :evil:

Well pleased with how they fit,real quality,but then they should be for the price,but now they are on im glad I paid the price and look OEM in my view.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q226/golfsads/latest5029_zps8b78fd82.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/golfsads/media/latest5029_zps8b78fd82.jpg.html)

a quick road test later(dodging pot holes and puddles) I can confirm that although Alloy, they are ultra light and don't foul or change the wheel feel at all,alot easier to find aswell, but still no substitute for having fixed position paddles at a quarter to three ish on the column.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 07 February 2014, 21:38
Like the look of those  :cool:
May I ask how much and from where?  Looks like the existing paddles slot into the recess, but how are they fixed on?

Agree.  Really wish the GTI had fixed paddles, the steering wheel mounted ones are a pain at roundabouts.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: GS WAX on 07 February 2014, 22:05
Like the look of those  :cool:
May I ask how much and from where?  Looks like the existing paddles slot into the recess, but how are they fixed on?

Agree.  Really wish the GTI had fixed paddles, the steering wheel mounted ones are a pain at roundabouts.

I feel quite embarrassed that I paid £100 all in from psi tuning,advertised for 109 +vat  then nearly a tenner for next day,gave them a bell and got a deal.they had to import them from ECS in the states,now they are fitted I feel much better.
Had a look at everything(some cheap and others that were twice the dough) and those were the only ones that fit the vision in my mind of what I wanted.

Stick on with 3M pre cut adhesive tape,you get 2 sets of tape,golves,cleaning fluid pouch and destructions.

Correct,they are moulded to the shape of the original paddle and fit over perfect.
as you can probably tell I'm well impressed with them,especially the fit.

Although the second set of tapes will come in handy as due to operator error I have a nano bigger gap around the down lever, so will have to be re done sometime to be perfection.

Roundabouts...yep that's why I wanted a paddle extension,MK is all bloody roundabouts,and my thing seems to go in whatever random gear it fancies at times in D mode :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 07 February 2014, 22:40
Like the look of those  :cool:
May I ask how much and from where?  Looks like the existing paddles slot into the recess, but how are they fixed on?

Agree.  Really wish the GTI had fixed paddles, the steering wheel mounted ones are a pain at roundabouts.

I feel quite embarrassed that I paid £100 all in from psi tuning,advertised for 109 +vat  then nearly a tenner for next day,gave them a bell and got a deal.they had to import them from ECS in the states,now they are fitted I feel much better.
Had a look at everything(some cheap and others that were twice the dough) and those were the only ones that fit the vision in my mind of what I wanted.

Stick on with 3M pre cut adhesive tape,you get 2 sets of tape,golves,cleaning fluid pouch and destructions.

Correct,they are moulded to the shape of the original paddle and fit over perfect.
as you can probably tell I'm well impressed with them,especially the fit.

Although the second set of tapes will come in handy as due to operator error I have a nano bigger gap around the down lever, so will have to be re done sometime to be perfection.

Roundabouts...yep that's why I wanted a paddle extension,MK is all bloody roundabouts,and my thing seems to go in whatever random gear it fancies at times in D mode :evil:

Mmm, just had a look on the psi website, seriously tempted!  I quite like the ones with red script too but prefer the satin chrome inlay round the edges on yours.  Never been overly keen on carbon fibre ones, though the maniacs ones look great quality and would be good for the mk7 R to match the cf detailing.

Could be my next car purchase  :whistle: 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 16 February 2014, 17:12
Put it up for sale and will be sad to see it go
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Jimmgc51 on 16 February 2014, 17:45
Took the back wheel off, took the caliper apart ready to fit new brake pads. Been sold the wrong pads  :angry:

Put it all back together again!

Well its good to do a trial run I suppose...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 22 February 2014, 08:32
Sold the 35 and funds in the bank and being collected Monday/Tuesday

Will miss this as and what i did to it, hoping the R turns up next week for March 1st
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Booth11 on 22 February 2014, 09:54
Sold the 35 and funds in the bank and being collected Monday/Tuesday

Will miss this as and what i did to it, hoping the R turns up next week for March 1st

Hope it's gone to a loving home.

Roll on the arrival of the R.  I hope you'll let us have a detailed review of it once you've got to grips with it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 22 February 2014, 12:00
Sold the 35 and funds in the bank and being collected Monday/Tuesday

Will miss this as and what i did to it, hoping the R turns up next week for March 1st

Hope it's gone to a loving home.

Roll on the arrival of the R.  I hope you'll let us have a detailed review of it once you've got to grips with it.

it has gone to a dealer who specialises in GTIs, given the settlement reached on my R i have a vested interest in picking up the R as soon as possible :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snooze on 22 February 2014, 18:07
Got my car cleaned by someone other than myself for the first time ever! Must admit they did a gd job.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Snoopy on 22 February 2014, 18:33
Took a rusty bolt out of the airbox support to the chassis next to the red battery cables and sanded and pained it.
bit poor considering mines not been used in winter and only got 12k on :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: dubber36 on 22 February 2014, 20:27
Drove it out of necessity for the first time in ages and realised that it has got too many pedals. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 22 February 2014, 21:40
Lifted my bonnet to check oil, washers & empty catch can only to find that the foam element of my Revo cone filter had come apart and fell off  :angry:
Made a call to the supplier and another one is on it's way under warranty, so if you've got one of these fitted best keep an eye on it ?

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/388BAF21-16DD-422F-9788-D130DA130120_zpscqblwbpp.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/NeilGti/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/388BAF21-16DD-422F-9788-D130DA130120_zpscqblwbpp.jpg.html)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/NeilGti/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/928CBAC5-A44C-4C45-B9CD-FD09DBD58671_zpssuthfvmt.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/NeilGti/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/928CBAC5-A44C-4C45-B9CD-FD09DBD58671_zpssuthfvmt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: wigit on 22 February 2014, 21:50
not great Neil, i had to replace all the jubilee clips on mine after 9 months
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 22 February 2014, 21:54
not great Neil, i had to replace all the jubilee clips on mine after 9 months

Yes that's how I found it aswell ! Didn't even touch it before I'd took the pic, don't know how long it's been like that as I haven't had the bonnet up for about a month  :sad:
Not the best quality part  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 23 February 2014, 09:31
That's horrendous Neil!  :shocked:

Bonnet should be up at least once a week.  :laugh:

Seriously though the build quality on that is pretty dire imagine the amount of unfiltered crud that could have gone through there, damaging turbo blades etc.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mwad gti on 23 February 2014, 11:44
Sold the 35 and funds in the bank and being collected Monday/Tuesday

Will miss this as and what i did to it, hoping the R turns up next week for March 1st

Hope it's gone to a loving home.

Roll on the arrival of the R.  I hope you'll let us have a detailed review of it once you've got to grips with it.
Yeah, please let us know
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Hurdy on 23 February 2014, 12:39
Setting the scene....

A damp private track in backwoods of Yorkshire, the air rank with the odour of exhaust fumes and stretching out in front of you a thin sliver of gnarled black, damp, partly muddy, Tarmac curving gradually uphill into the distance. The gearstick snicked into manual mode and the ESP turned off, revs build and you are off..........the nearly worn tyres slip and grip, your head and eyes go funny with the G force and...........

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/6fd001ae3726bc0de7febe4878730879_zps1a69fd96.jpg)

Not bad to say it isn't even set-up fully yet the bum dyno said more power and the software calculates out at 447bhp. There's definitely more than spring pressure by the looks of it. 1/4 mile figures when I can after set-up. :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: mwad gti on 23 February 2014, 17:48
Setting the scene....

A damp private track in backwoods of Yorkshire, the air rank with the odour of exhaust fumes and stretching out in front of you a thin sliver of gnarled black, damp, partly muddy, Tarmac curving gradually uphill into the distance. The gearstick snicked into manual mode and the ESP turned off, revs build and you are off..........the nearly worn tyres slip and grip, your head and eyes go funny with the G force and...........

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/hurdy_album/6fd001ae3726bc0de7febe4878730879_zps1a69fd96.jpg)y

Not bad to say it isn't even set-up fully yet the bum dyno said more power and the software calculates out at 447bhp. There's definitely more than spring pressure by the looks of it. 1/4 mile figures when I can after set-up. :cool:
That is very impressive-especially in damp conditions.
Out of curiousity, with the car being in such a high state of tune, are you intending on keeping it long term or for a high mileage? I'm wondering how it would stand up to the extra stresses and wear and tear
Title: Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
Post by: Neil gti on 23 February 2014, 18:34
That's horrendous Neil!  :shocked:

Bonnet should be up at least once a week.  :laugh:

Seriously though the build quality on that is pretty dire imagine the amount of unfiltered crud that could have gone through there, damaging turbo