Author Topic: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?  (Read 514632 times)

Offline ramrod

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3080 on: 21 January 2021, 01:16 »
I do keep thinking of doing similar.  :smiley:

It was well worth the long drive there and back, its like driving a different GTi now

e2a: the RTech visit was worth it for the new injectors and valve cleaning alone!
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3081 on: 21 January 2021, 04:33 »
driver side window motor decided to stop working, had a quick look on ebay but couldnt find the right one so bit the bullet and forked out for a brand new one, there goes this months cocaine binge fund 
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3082 on: 25 January 2021, 10:38 »
replaced my non sequential depo rear led tail lights for tinted vland sequential rear lights, looks the business now, just waiting for delivery of my mk 7.5 style headlights now :laugh:
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3083 on: 29 January 2021, 13:31 »
I just cannot bring myself to fit sequential lights as the council depo is just down the road from me and all the new street cleaners and bin lorries have sequential led lights.  :laugh:
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3084 on: 30 January 2021, 23:14 »
I just cannot bring myself to fit sequential lights as the council depo is just down the road from me and all the new street cleaners and bin lorries have sequential led lights.  :laugh:

 :grin: today i put on my rear deflectors smoked honeycomb vinyl covers on from badgeskins
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3085 on: 21 February 2021, 10:45 »
I got new tyres. Pilot Sport 4. I've had them on for a while now but only just managed to take them out for a good drive. Previous owner had put on on some Goodyear EfficientGrip which were nearing the end of their life. It's the first time I've upgraded my tyres on a car. I also got the tracking done at the same time. I can't believe how much different it makes! Really fun to drive now.

The tyre ship annoyingly has put silver weights on my Monzas and hasn't even hidden them behind the "spoke". I might have to paint them black as I don't think I should move them myself. Not sure why they couldn't put them a few cm to the left where they would be hidden.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3086 on: 21 February 2021, 12:54 »
I know from experience that,if you want black weights you’ll have to ask and,most places will have to order them in.
As for the position,if they put them in any other position than what the machine says,they will be out of balance.

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3087 on: 21 February 2021, 13:10 »
I know from experience that,if you want black weights you’ll have to ask and,most places will have to order them in.
As for the position,if they put them in any other position than what the machine says,they will be out of balance.

When I had new tyres fitted last year, I asked the tyre fitting place I went to if they would fit non-corroding weights, as I think that rusty balance weights look unsightly. The weights they fitted look as if they’re zinc plated, so I’m hoping they’ll be a bit more resistant to corrosion than the ‘standard’ weights are. Time will tell............

Agree that removing the weights and re-positioning them behind the spokes wouldn’t work as the wheels would no longer be balanced. @Borbus; paint them black if you want to conceal them.

Interestingly, when the wheel barrels of VW’s factory wheels are black, VW don’t fit black balance weights in the factory either - the weights they use are a very light grey colour. They are pretty resistant to corrosion though.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3088 on: 21 February 2021, 13:16 »
I didn't even think about the weights when I took them in. Also it's the first wheels I've had where the barrel is so exposed. Live and learn! Next time I'll ask if they can use in-colour weights.

I didn't think about rusting either. I'll paint them and hopefully that will stop any rust too (or at least conceal it).
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #3089 on: 02 March 2021, 02:20 »
I just cannot bring myself to fit sequential lights as the council depo is just down the road from me and all the new street cleaners and bin lorries have sequential led lights.  :laugh:

my GTi is now a bin lorry :laugh:
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