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Golf mk1 gallery / Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Last post by Madone_si on 18 May 2021, 23:57 »
Well the last few weeks I've been having fun with my blower fan motor not working (one of the carbon bushes and holder of it was burnt and bent!!)

I've managed to fix that issue (write up of that coming soon) but discovered another issue!!!!

Then I tested out the complete system on all the settings and noticed the Vacuum servo for air recirulation flap was not opening or closing, so I followed this amazing PDF - http://www.cabby-info.com/Files/HVACTesting.pdf and everything was working just perfect until I tested the vacuum distributor and bingo we have a leak.

Part #161820293B - another expensive part, not available from VW!


So some research and looks like there is alot of good info on on various online forums - the best thread on how this unit works was found:

https://www.vwvortex.com/threads/how-that-darned-vacuum-distributor-really-operates-a-detailed-analysis.2883746/?id=2883746&highlight=vacuum+distributor
How That Darned Vacuum Distributor Really Operates

and
https://www.vwvortex.com/threads/vacuum-distributor-on-the-heater-controls-not-the-same-as-the-manual.2860977/
Vacuum distributor on the heater controls…

Next steps!

    Managed to find replacement NOS part (waiting on that to arrive.)
    try and fix my one, I noticed a few people have tried a few tricks and got it to stop leaking, but I am guessing I will have to get a replacement part.

Updated this problem to a few of the dedicated mk1 forums to see what others have done to do a fix (be nice to do the fix and have a spare)

All this issues ended up taking out the complete dashboard which actually will allow me to do some other work without breaking my back!

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General discussion / Re: What wheels?
« Last post by SRGTD on 18 May 2021, 23:28 »
I'm struggling with those!

Any other wheel nerds about? Exonian? SRGTD?

Wheel nerd hey? I’ll take that as a compliment :grin:.

Agree with Exonian, they certainly look like V1’s - they have a little kink in the design on the spokes (arrowed in the picture below) that you can also see in the picture posted by @DanielPT.

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Golf mk7 / Re: Diamond Cut Refurb or Powder Coating?
« Last post by SRGTD on 18 May 2021, 23:01 »
Those powder coated Santiago's on your white GTi look fantastic. Reckon they'd look great on my Tornado Red GTi, anyone have any photo's of such a combo? What's the exact colour?

Not a GTI or Santiago’s, but there’s a Tornado Red GTD with anthracite / gunmetal coloured Nogaro alloys at the second link in my first post on page one of this discussion thread. That’ll give you a good idea of what the grey alloys / red car combination looks like on a performance mk7 Golf.

IMO, anthracite / gunmetal alloys work well with most paint colours, but I think they look best with white or red cars.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Diamond Cut Refurb or Powder Coating?
« Last post by JP2021 on 18 May 2021, 22:00 »
Those powder coated Santiago's on your white GTi look fantastic. Reckon they'd look great on my Tornado Red GTi, anyone have any photo's of such a combo? What's the exact colour?
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Golf mk7 / Re: front wiper motor replacement
« Last post by Rudedog on 18 May 2021, 21:48 »
2019.. surely it's still under warrantee?

What problem did you have with the motor?
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Golf mk7 / Re: New tyres suggestions?
« Last post by Lordie on 18 May 2021, 21:43 »
I went and ordered a full set of 4 Goodyear Eagle F1 AS5 tryes :smiley:. £299 fully fitted from Halfords and they're coming to me and fitting on my drive Friday. Can't wait and hope it's a big improvement!
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Golf mk7 / Re: MK 7 Workshop manual
« Last post by Lordie on 18 May 2021, 21:35 »
Downloaded :cool:. Thanks for sharing!
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by SRGTD on 18 May 2021, 21:32 »


These are the wheels I am considering.... New from BBS, the BBS XR, which compared to other offerings from BBS appear a bargain as can be bought for just over £1000 for 19 inch wheels. They seem almost too good to be true.

https://www.rimstyle.com/alloywheels/wheel/bbs_xr_sigmg

Can't find a mk 7/7.5 wearing these, but I can imagine this style would look good!

They look good. I’m a big fan of BBS alloys.

The BBS website has a configurator so you can get an idea of what a certain design of BBS alloys look like on a specific car. Here’s a screenshot from the configurator of a white mk7.5 GTI with 19” silver BBS XR alloys;



Link to configurator;
https://konfigurator.bbs.com/article/rims/car_selection/rim_selection_3D/resetFilter/true/PKWIDCode/P00042930098163
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Golf mk7 / LED Tail Lights europe/row golf mk7 need help with coding
« Last post by Damiance on 18 May 2021, 21:21 »
Hello. Recently i upgrade and retrofit my tail lights from halogen to LED on my golf mk7. Its a 2016 model.I have few issues and i hope i can get help with it because it drives me mad :)
When my car is running normal all lights are ok but as soon i indicate left or right inner headlight dissapear any suggestions ?
Also other think is when i switch my light on i get error that my rear tail light not working but as far as i know they are woroking correctly.
Other think back to indicators is that there is a small lag when sweeping left or right.
Below i have a log for my car.





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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by Meister on 18 May 2021, 21:13 »


These are the wheels I am considering.... New from BBS, the BBS XR, which compared to other offerings from BBS appear a bargain as can be bought for just over £1000 for 19 inch wheels. They seem almost too good to be true.

https://www.rimstyle.com/alloywheels/wheel/bbs_xr_sigmg

Can't find a mk 7/7.5 wearing these, but I can imagine this style would look good!
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