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Offline mrjp

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2980 on: 28 October 2019, 13:16 »
Useful advice. Think mine will be the same to get off. Discs have been on nearly 10 years but still OK at the moment. I think that drying the brakes out by a short run after cleaning the car has helped keep them in good nick and no stones to create grooves in the discs.

Mine were about 6 years old, and still technically ok, but the rear discs were a bit scored and getting pretty rusty, and the pads were getting close to the wear marker. Replaced the whole shebang and nearly headbutted the steering wheel the first time I braked at the traffic lights.

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2981 on: 28 October 2019, 17:01 »
Brake refurb worked well then. :laugh:
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2982 on: 29 October 2019, 09:49 »
 :grin:
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2983 on: 14 November 2019, 09:20 »
I definitely need to get a dash cam installed. Been looking all over for a recommendation. I have browsed a few on various website, but the prices are overwhelming. Especially got my eyes on this one https://dashcamcar.com/the-goluk-t1-mini-car-dash-cam-wi-fi-hd-review/ , with a $200 price tag on amazon. I need something less than $100. What products or model do you have installed?
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Offline Peter W

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2984 on: 14 December 2019, 16:07 »
Service and MOT - no issues apart from a new rear reversing camera. Took the opportunity to finally take get a stage 1 upgrade. I haven't completed many miles yet but... it feels incredibly fast now, the K04 / EA113 has been freed from the restriction that was holding it back. I no doubt expect it to be difficult using too much power in 1st but that wasn't my objective. It was more for 3rd 4th etc gear pull, so far that expectation has been clearly fulfilled much more than i could off imagined. Also had a DSG remap at the same time to make everything work like OEM. No issues with either engine or DSG they are both incredibly smooth working together. Had the auto change deleted when in manual mode. Only other thing recommended was a VWR air filter. Advised to run it on 98+ RON fuel to get the most out of it, which is a standard anyway. Looking forward to some more long distance work on some open A roads.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2985 on: 18 December 2019, 15:22 »
Fitted the MK5 version of the Goodyear asymmetric (yes the wrong type for this time of year)

Much better refinement compared to the MK3 worn set.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2986 on: 01 January 2020, 12:35 »
What did you buy?
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2987 on: 12 January 2020, 16:37 »
Polished it. Much better, got rid of some bad marks but if I use a flash on my camera it shows swirls still. I guess machining is required. Without the flash it looks fantastic though.

A black car is a labour of love - I’ve had quite a few, and keeping them looking good can take a lot of time and effort.

Yes, it would be extremely difficult - if not impossible (and very hard work!) to hand polish an entire car to remove paintwork swirls. Machine polishing with an appropriate combination of pad and polish is the only real solution to remove the swirls.

If you’ve used Autoglym Super Resin Polish, it contains fillers, which will help to hide the swirls, but unfortunately it won’t remove them.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2988 on: 12 January 2020, 21:13 »
Yea, I still love it though. Sticking some pics in the gallery. The wife was the one who swung me towards black. I was after dark grey for looks and a simple life

I had a Carbon Grey mk6 GTD. One of the favourite cars I’ve owned, and I loved the colour!

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2989 on: 13 January 2020, 18:13 »
Very impressive
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