Author Topic: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges  (Read 11521 times)

Offline Rhyso

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #10 on: 18 August 2009, 20:18 »
im thinking pair of 911 seats up front and junk the rears completely.. more room for tools that way :laugh:

how many tools do you need to map a car?  :shocked: :huh:

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #11 on: 18 August 2009, 20:21 »
2 to map it, 300 to make sure it's fit for mapping in the first place :grin:

I want a decent space to keep my trolley jack and axle stands, because they go flying.. mdf box where the seats used to be :afro:

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #12 on: 18 August 2009, 20:24 »
2 to map it, 300 to make sure it's fit for mapping in the first place :grin:

I want a decent space to keep my trolley jack and axle stands, because they go flying.. mdf box where the seats used to be :afro:

lol especially if its a 1.8T  :lipsrsealed:

tool storage idea sounds good though :afro:

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #13 on: 18 August 2009, 20:46 »
your need a long wheelbase sprinter then  :laugh:
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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #14 on: 18 August 2009, 21:03 »
2 to map it, 300 to make sure it's fit for mapping in the first place :grin:

I want a decent space to keep my trolley jack and axle stands, because they go flying.. mdf box where the seats used to be :afro:

just out of interest mate, what sort of problems do you look for when checking its good for a remap? on a 1.8t and what do they usually fail on the check

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #15 on: 18 August 2009, 21:20 »
i will do a checklist for people at some point but off the top of my head.. and in this order..

fault code check/clear
quick test drive
check fault codes again and investigate issues flagged up (may involve another test drive/data logging)
then if that all works out..
engine cover off, check all parts are connected as they should be
test the dv for leaks
check all hoses for splits where possible (particularly around the breathers and vac pipes) and the 'tell-tale' oily buildup at connections which indicates blowing under load - tighten up or replace clips if needed
get under the car and check the pipework to the intercooler and the joins on the pancake pipe.. if its done at the workshop we send it up in the air on the ramps and check pretty much everything from exhaust to bushes and offer advice where needed

then if all seems good the map can be flashed to the ecu after taking a backup of the original file incase it's needed.

then another test drive/fault check procedure... it's usually at that point the DV gets replaced with a known working one


most common ones are faulty MAF (doesnt always throw a code but i can tell when it's gone usually), coil packs, leaking DV, loose pipework to the intercooler, split vac line which can take forever to trace, and today's favourite was a perished 'Y' shape breather that comes out the top of the cam cover. Mine has a tiny hole in it but the customer's car today was broken in 3 places.. all the way down to where it exits the block by the dipstick! ... grazed knuckles again for me :grin:

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #16 on: 18 August 2009, 21:38 »
thanks for the info there matey, quite alot to check lol! for the best though

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #17 on: 18 August 2009, 21:40 »
thanks for the info there matey, quite alot to check lol! for the best though

yep

nowt like loading a map to find it amplifies a problem and the customer goes spare saying the map is crap lol


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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #18 on: 18 August 2009, 22:05 »
thanks for the info there matey, quite alot to check lol! for the best though

indeed, and all included in the price of the remap :afro:

unlike some other companies who dont even open the bonnet of your car, take your cash and send you on  your way.

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #19 on: 18 August 2009, 23:21 »
thanks for the info there matey, quite alot to check lol! for the best though

indeed, and all included in the price of the remap :afro:

unlike some other companies who dont even open the bonnet of your car, take your cash and send you on  your way.

Still tempted!! Hmmmm Remap or Mk2  :undecided:
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