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Offline fredgroves

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #60 on: 21 April 2021, 09:48 »
The service thing on older cars used to be quite different.

I remember cars I had previously having all sorts of things on the service checklist.

These days a VW proscribed service is an engine oil change and every other one is a "visual inspection". That's it, nothing else.

I don't know if this reflects the lifetime reliability of components (and lack of fluid leaks) or simply that cars are made to be disposable to feed OEM profits.

Actually, this suggests it is simply that components are better and life expectancy is higher:

https://www.aarp.org/auto/trends-lifestyle/info-2018/how-long-do-cars-last.html
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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #61 on: 21 April 2021, 09:57 »
I think they have obsoleted the mit silikat version, although could be wrong, here is a handy link to another thread on the matter;

https://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=285928.0

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #62 on: 21 April 2021, 11:03 »
At my recent Inspection service (2 weeks ago) they checked my coolant strength (against freezing) and recorded a number on the sheets of A4 that I was given, I guess if VW are recording a value then in theory if the value falls below a certain number they will advise my coolant to be changed??

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #63 on: 21 April 2021, 17:35 »
So......... collected my 2013 GTI PP yesterday evening, what a cracking car! 40 miles around the M25 at a steady 70mph with a 3 mile 'burst' along some B roads - registered 44MPG! Attached is a photo of what I believe is the coolant tank, anyone know if the dreaded 'silica bag' may lurk within?


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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #64 on: 21 April 2021, 19:53 »
Same experience here Rudedog - coolant tested, not just looked at.

Well, JP, no 'mit silikat' written on the side and a sticker that suggests the part is from 2019. I'm going with the crazy guess of that expansion tank has been replaced :)
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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #65 on: 21 April 2021, 21:21 »
Great the expansion tank has been replaced - makes me wonder why?

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #66 on: 21 April 2021, 21:48 »
Previous owner reads internet forums  :laugh:
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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #67 on: 21 April 2021, 22:10 »
Yeah, mit silikat neurotic disorder.
It’s debilitating.
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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #68 on: 21 April 2021, 22:56 »
One thing I noticed this evening. After either a short or long drive, when the ignition is off at key out, there's a fan noise that continues for a good few minutes - sounds like it's coming from the infotainment system. Is this normal?

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #69 on: 22 April 2021, 05:31 »
That noise would be the coolant circulation pump for the turbocharger bearings  and is normal.
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