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Offline MA1694

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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #20 on: 25 May 2021, 10:50 »
Managed to do a few more things on the GTI;

Replaced the PCV, fuel filter and spark plugs all genuine parts. Does feel smoother now. Although the mechanic struggled to get the fuel lines off the old filter just hope he didn't cause any damage or leaks.

MPG wise I am getting about 30-34 on my 9 mile commute to work mix of traffic and dual carriageways. £30 of V Power (~22 litres) gave me roughly 135 miles so probably not too bad.

Next is to investigate the rear calipers and getting a whirring/booming noise which changes on different roads. I am thinking of getting the alignment done again and checking the state of the tyres.

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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #21 on: 25 May 2021, 20:14 »
I average about the same mpg in similar journey.
The noise is probably what they call saw tooth on the tread. Search google for more info on it. They do suffer it. Mine has in the past. An alignment helps reduce it as does rotating the tyres.
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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #22 on: 28 May 2021, 13:53 »
Hmm thanks for the suggestion on the tyres. It's quite an intrusive sound on some roads i.e. dual carriageways.

Few more things I would like to address in the coming weeks;

The car came with replica 18" Monzas. I have always liked the original diamond cut so keeping an eye out if a genuine set come up for sale. Would be looking at around £500+ with tyres so I was wondering if I should just get a set of 17" Monzas. I know it would improve ride quality but the trade off would be looks..

Car has Dynaudio but I believe the drivers side door speaker is on its way out. Will try to get it looked at by an audio specialist.

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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #23 on: 28 May 2021, 21:14 »
Door speaker could just be a loose connection. Dead easy to take the door cards out and have a look for yourself. You should get yourself plastic trim tools and a set of torx drivers. You could even fit some sound deadening material while you're in there which would increase your audio quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzogLvgVmN8

The 18" Monzas are the best thing about the Mk6. I hope you find some. Mine are kerbed and not very shiny any more, but they still look great! Better than any new GTI.
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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #24 on: 28 May 2021, 22:42 »
Ive got the 17s and 18s. The 17s have more bounce as the side wall compress more. If anything i feel because of that the ride is better on the 18s. Very little difference and tyre brand has made more difference.
Speaker could simple be bad connection in the door jam or speaker itself
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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #25 on: 31 May 2021, 22:31 »
Thanks both think I will attempt the speaker job myself just need to buy some trim removal tools.

Both exhausts were incredibly sooty so some wire wool and autosol has made them nice again but already they are starting to soot up again. I take it this is due to the direct injection system on these engines?