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Offline ramrod

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3070 on: 03 October 2020, 18:42 »
forgot to say, i had Pilot Sport 4's put on this morning and i really noticed the difference driving home as it was raining and i gave it some beans on a roundabout, felt glued to the road
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3071 on: 05 October 2020, 12:26 »
@David25 just been on the phone to my local vw service dept & they told me you dont have to change the entire cap assembly, the seal inside the cap can be replaced and is about £11
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3072 on: 07 October 2020, 12:27 »
@David25 just been on the phone to my local vw service dept & they told me you dont have to change the entire cap assembly, the seal inside the cap can be replaced and is about £11

Thanks, but its too late now for!

You can see a black rubber 0-ring inside but looking in my old cap, I would not know how to remove it and fit a new one without damaging it.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3073 on: 08 October 2020, 12:36 »
@David25 just been on the phone to my local vw service dept & they told me you dont have to change the entire cap assembly, the seal inside the cap can be replaced and is about £11

Thanks, but its too late now for!

You can see a black rubber 0-ring inside but looking in my old cap, I would not know how to remove it and fit a new one without damaging it.

no worries, im just getting vw to do mine as this is the 3rd day they have had my car since it went in for a chain & tensioner change, apparently they got sent the wrong parts first, then they broke the chain cover when re-fitting & i asked them to check my inlet manifold as i was getting a couple of error codes (PO507, PO171,PO299)

expecting to be best part of £1000 lighter by the end of the week
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3074 on: 12 October 2020, 17:06 »
today i have been fiddling with my android headunit & everything is now setup as i like it & discovered agama car launcher which has totally changed the look of the interior of the car, looks more oem now

also using an amplifier/EQ app as the native android one is sh!t, going to setup kodi next :evil:

hoping RTech put me on their 3month waiting list for a remap this week :tongue: don't want to wait that long really but would always have a niggling voice in the back of my head if i took it anywhere else for a generic remap but means i have the money to refurb my alloys sooner than i expected so all good, just got to decide if i want them painted black or gun metal grey rather than the original diamond cut
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3075 on: 16 November 2020, 23:49 »
injector failure :angry: car is in garage been quoted £450 guess its better now than after my RTech remap in january
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3076 on: 18 November 2020, 09:58 »
I just look at it as its cheaper to fix than money you loose on a new car or have to pay every month to 'rent' a new car.


A mates asked for my help finding an Android headunit for his Mk5
Can you recommend one as im out of touch with these things. Last audio I bought was 2010!

Thank for any help
Geoff.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3077 on: 19 November 2020, 21:48 »
The Xtrons one posted a bit back in this thread looks good: https://xtrons.co.uk/volkswagen-skoda-seat-various-android-10-octa-core-4gb-ram-32gb-rom-pb90mtvl

I haven't seen one, though. Might want to check some reviews of it. If your mate has an RCD510 or RNS315 or something they still go for ~£200 on ebay so might not work out too expensive.

I wouldn't recommend looking for RCD330/RCD330Plus etc. A lot of people were installing them a while back it seems as they were genuine units for Chinese VWs. But the ones you find now are weird Chinese frankensteins where they've taken a different head unit and made a fake looking front panel so it fits in a Mk5/6. I spent considerable effort getting one imported from China only to find it looked like sh!t and sent it back immediately. It made me appreciate my RNS315 more, though!
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3078 on: 20 November 2020, 10:47 »
Thanks
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3079 on: 23 November 2020, 00:46 »
thats the xtrons unit i have, had some minor issues that were resolved with a firmware update in 2mins, got no problems with it at all and have it looking pretty good thanks to agama car launcher app
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