Author Topic: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?  (Read 421585 times)

Offline Borbus

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3020 on: 27 June 2020, 17:00 »
Neil C, that's looking really clean now. Number plate looks great and really improves the look. I think we're lucky in the UK because our number plate font actually looks great. Alternative fonts generally look crap and they're illegal anyway so what's the point?

A couple of weeks ago I got my black badges and red inlay through. After fighting with the rear badge for a while I managed to get it off in one piece. Fitted the red inlay. But decided I didn't like the black badge on Tornado Red. Silver looks better. But I left the red inlay because the faded black was making it look a bit crap. Not sure if I like it better than black. In future I might try to restore the black plastic instead or use a black inlay.

Last weekend I finished repair stone chips on the bonnet. I'd already spent a couple of weekends applying the paint and clear coat and sanding them down and polishing. Now I've polished the whole car by hand. It's not as good as machine polish, of course, but I don't have a machine. So full polish and wax. Took a whole day and I ached by the end. I have yet to take any nice pictures of the car, though...

Today I fitted cruise control. I really wanted cruise control as I liked it on my Civic, but couldn't find a GTI with it. Fortunately you can retrofit it. On the earlier Mk6s like mine (2010) it's the same as on the later Mk5s and you can follow this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEMRIPjeJAs It took me about 1.5 hours with 1 hour of that just being removing the airbag. That was a massive pain. But after that very straightforward and a really nice upgrade that cost all of £40 for the stalk (I already have an OBD11 for coding).
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Offline Neil C

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3021 on: 27 June 2020, 20:34 »
The under seat drawers look great in my opinion. Did you buy them from a VW dealer? How easy were they to fit?

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3022 on: 27 June 2020, 22:34 »
Thanks, I bought them off ebay. I'd been looking for the drawers all over the place, I saw a German company had the 2 for £120 and then I noticed that they were very similar to Touran drawers. I took a gamble and bought them thinking that I could mod them to fit. These were off a 2005 Touran and basically a straight fit.
All I needed was 4 torx (any screw head will do) m4 self tapping screws for each drawer.

Unbolt the 4 seat runner splined bolts, tilt the seat base back and locate the matching holes to screw into. Took me about 15-20mins per seat. 
I don't think I circled the exact holes under the seat but you get the gist :smiley:





« Last Edit: 28 June 2020, 09:01 by DUBbleChin »
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3023 on: 18 July 2020, 18:05 »
Noticed last night while driving in the dark neither of the footwell LEDs were working. Like glovebox one they appear to have failed. So I've removed them both and put the original bulbs back. It doesn't make any difference anyway because I've put red tape on them which is a better mod anyway. The other LEDs are holding up so far (boot and roof lights). I would say don't bother with LEDs in glovebox or footwells on a Mk6, though. Unless maybe you know some that aren't cheap crap that will fail after prolonged illumination.

I've put 500 miles on the clock of mine driving down to Dorset. It was really good. The cruise control worked great and made it much more easy on the motorways. Only thing I don't like about this cruise control compared to my last one (Honda) is it doesn't respond instantly to the driver when you need to decrease the speed. In my old one when you pressed decelerate it just instantly started to slow down which was great if you were approaching a slightly slower car in front. This more "clever" in that you set your desired speed, but that means it's harder to "fake" the adaptive cruise control yourself. Win some, lose some, I guess.
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Offline ramrod

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3024 on: 29 July 2020, 21:25 »
changed the air filter for a K&N panel filter,
changed spark plugs which were black & loose when i went to remove them :rolleyes:
oil on the 2 diff types of coilpacks already installed too so i switched them out for new red top ones
installed front & rear dashcams (blackvue)

topped up screenwash but warning light is still on?

i can hear the turbo when i change gear now :laugh:
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Offline ramrod

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3025 on: 31 July 2020, 14:03 »
got a plug in coolbox from halfrauds today & that now lives behind the passenger seat in the footwell to keep my sandwiches & bottles of water fresh in this weather

also have a "dogbag" in the boot to keep his hairs contained in one place, think he likes it to be fair apart from when i forget he is in the car and floor it :grin:

this evening i put red pinstripe tape on the chrome flash in the interior door covers & across the one above the glovebox...looks like it should have always been there :rolleyes:

waiting for red 501 bulbs to arrive for the footwells, already changed the other interior bulbs to red :cool:
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3026 on: 01 August 2020, 10:55 »
Did you know the Mk6 has a cooled glovebox? There's a vent you can open in the glovebox to allow the AC to blow in there. Don't know how good it is but worth knowing if you're concerned about sandwich temperature. Also because you should keep it closed if you don't use it, so you get better cabin temperature.
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Offline ramrod

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3027 on: 02 August 2020, 05:48 »
yes i know about the glovebox but that doesnt stay cool when the car is parked up :nerd: & i find it doesnt get the drinks cold enough lol maybe im just a fusspot :rolleyes:
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3028 on: 03 August 2020, 19:20 »
Full service, replaced rear arms, new clutch, new rims and a cheeky remap. https://www.dropbox.com/s/d9b4pqwj1swh657/Untitled.jpg?dl=0
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