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Golf mk7 / Whirring around 65-75mph???
« Last post by JP2021 on Today at 14:12 »
My newly acquired 2013 Mk7 GTi PP is still putting a smile on my face each time I drive it and is showing no nasty gremlins that I may've missed on the test drive. However, there is a slight 'whirring' sound that can be heard from around 65-75mph (can be heard when in gear and coasting out of gear). It's not the road surface, as when driving on the same part of the motorway in my wife's car, at the same speed, there's no unusual sounds. Any ideas?
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTI Performance alloy corrosion/ white worm
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 14:05 »
Just wondering if anyone has had issues with corrosion / white worm with their alloys? Car is only 18 months old so hoping it can be sorted with warranty…

Yes, unfortunately it happens with diamond cut alloys - often around the 2-3 year mark. The finish on diamond cut alloys isn’t particularly durable as the machined / diamond cut surface doesn’t provide a good ‘key’ for the clear lacquer to adhere to, so if it becomes damaged (e.g. by a small stone chip) and that damage isn’t repaired quickly, then water and road salt can get under the lacquer, causing white worm.

Here’s a recent case - if you use the forum search function you’ll find others.
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=287550.0

VW used to replace white wormed alloys under warranty without too many issues, although since Dieselgate, from what I’ve read on some forums they do seem to be taking a firmer line on warranty claims in general. IMHO VW will only replace your white wormed alloy if they consider the white worm is the result of a manufacturing defect. If the wheel shows any other signs of damage - e.g. stone chips, scuffs etc. - or it’s been refurbished before (they’ll probably take paint / lacquer thickness readings to check for signs of a previous refurb) then VW will almost certainly not replace the wheel under warranty.
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by Watts on Today at 14:02 »
I try and time at least one tip visit during the year so it coincides with the day my car is being serviced. It’s surprising how much rubbish can be fitted into a garage courtesy car :grin:.

Now that is a good idea :grin:
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTI Performance alloy corrosion/ white worm
« Last post by Rudedog on Today at 13:49 »
I had a full set of VW Grand Prix alloys (made by Ronal) replaced on my previous Golf under warrantee when the out rim started to show signs of WW.

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Golf mk7 / Re: GTI Performance alloy corrosion/ white worm
« Last post by Carbon VW on Today at 13:46 »
Do a search, there are numerous threads regarding this issue.  :laugh:
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 13:45 »
Today I did something terrible to my TCR, something unforgiveable and demeaning to it's status as a performance car. I filled it with three 6'×5'6" broken down fence panels and took it to the tip.... :whistle:

But in fairness, that's why I own a Golf :smiley:

I try and time at least one tip visit during the year so it coincides with the day my car is being serviced. It’s surprising how much rubbish can be fitted into a garage courtesy car :grin:.

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Golf mk7 / GTI Performance alloy corrosion/ white worm
« Last post by Berwickchaser7 on Today at 13:41 »
Just wondering if anyone has had issues with corrosion / white worm with their alloys? Car is only 18 months old so hoping it can be sorted with warranty…
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by Watts on Today at 12:23 »
Today I did something terrible to my TCR, something unforgiveable and demeaning to it's status as a performance car. I filled it with three 6'×5'6" broken down fence panels and took it to the tip.... :whistle:

But in fairness, that's why I own a Golf :smiley:

They were probably the cleanest broken fencing ever shipped to the tip.

They were quite tidy actually and broken down into evenly sized pieces :laugh:
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by Gulfstream11 on Today at 12:13 »
Today I did something terrible to my TCR, something unforgiveable and demeaning to it's status as a performance car. I filled it with three 6'×5'6" broken down fence panels and took it to the tip.... :whistle:

But in fairness, that's why I own a Golf :smiley:

They were probably the cleanest broken fencing ever shipped to the tip.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Fluid info please!
« Last post by Carbon VW on Today at 12:01 »
Why are you changing  the gearbox oil ? It’s lifetime fluid. It’s 2.3litres capacity G 052 527 02 is the OEM spec

Thank you. Reason is preventative maintenance. Nothing more.

I remember previous cars with ‘lifetime fluids’ - need to define ‘lifetime’, after 100k, the transfer and diff. oil was a horrible dark brown and the AT fluid equally horrible. Car never abused. Totally agree with the preventative maintenance concept.

Manufacturers definition of "lifetime fluids" tends to lean towards the warranty period being the vehicles "lifetime". Certainly no fluids that work forever on a car without being serviced/changed.
The OP quoted the car has 45k miles. No way that gearbox needs an oil change. My motto for manual gearboxes is not to fix it if it aint broke. There are horror stories online about introducing problems into the system by changing the fluid.
If i notice gearshift notchy or not what it should be then I would change it, otherwise leave it be. And im OCD about all the other fluids, I change the oil in mine every 10k km.
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