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Golf mk7 / Re: Buying advice mk7.5 GTI PP DSG
« Last post by Pete-r36 on 02 August 2021, 21:57 »
I originally wanted dynaudio but as mentioned above I chose the better car in terms of condition, age, miles etc and originally felt I’d have to go aftermarket having had some medium/high end systems before but 2 months in I don’t feel the need.

I also looked at an art velour car and really liked it especially the doorcards and armrest but again go for the best example. The tartan is fantastic too.
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Golf mk6 / Re: 2012 golf gti chain tensioner
« Last post by Snoopy on 02 August 2021, 20:52 »
As above check my post on the thread linked too above.

The build date of the engine is shown on the label on top of the chain cover.

The chain maybe getting a bit stretched at this milage. This can be checked by someone with VCDS scan tool.
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Golf mk8 gallery / Re: Dolphin Grey CS with Jap Racing SL01 wheels
« Last post by Acegadget on 02 August 2021, 20:31 »
That looks awesome, so much better than the standard wheels IMO.  :smiley:

Cheers mate took me ages to decide
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Golf mk8 gallery / Re: Dolphin Grey CS with Jap Racing SL01 wheels
« Last post by bogwoppit on 02 August 2021, 19:50 »
That looks awesome, so much better than the standard wheels IMO.  :smiley:
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Golf mk6 / Re: 2012 golf gti chain tensioner
« Last post by jv on 02 August 2021, 18:47 »
Have a look here for the dates on the different tensioner versions:
https://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=262793.0
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Golf mk7 / Re: Clutch and flywheel
« Last post by madstaff on 02 August 2021, 18:47 »
I had a clutch and flywheel fitted a week after buying my Clubsport and the clutch kit was £284, flywheel was £654 and the slave cylinder £48, and loads of bolts replaced (due to them being torque to yield) fortunately the supplying dealer footed the bill.

They also said it was 9.5 hours labour due to the fact a full alignment is needed afterwards due to them dropping the subframe.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Clutch and flywheel
« Last post by Watts on 02 August 2021, 18:37 »
How much will you save by not having the flywheel changed? Another point to bear in mind is that when you come to sell, a recent low mileage clutch and flywheel is a big positive whereas just doing the clutch might put some buyers off.

Edit - this article explains how the dual mass flywheels work and how they wear/fail: https://www.mechanic.com.au/news/dual-mass-flywheels-explained1

If it was me, I'd change it.
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Golf mk6 / 2012 golf gti chain tensioner
« Last post by wot72 on 02 August 2021, 18:34 »
Hello
      I am new to this forum and i am looking for some advice , regarding the chain tensioner . I have just purchased a 2012 (12) plate golf gti with 72k on the clock , so i was wondering if i need to have the chain tensioner replaced and that is enough , the car has good service history with it but no mention of the chain tensioner being changed . Did it affect this year ????? as i say its,i am new to all this , i had a mk2 gti back in the 90s  and always wanted another . i am open to any advice on what's the best thing to do , some people are saying have the chain and tensioner done with the water pump . Thanks in advance for any help and advice .
   

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Golf mk7 / Re: Clutch and flywheel
« Last post by clubsport on 02 August 2021, 18:08 »
The flywheel may not be needed, you won't know for sure until the car is apart and you see how worn it is, the gel between the 2 flwheel plates also deteriorates over time and heat cycles...... It's preventative maintenance.

If they don't order a flywheel in for the day of fitment, you may need one,, if the flywheel fails down the line, you will have to take it all apart again at extra expense.

I assume all parts are guaranteed for 2 years, so you have that peace of mind?
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Golf mk8 gallery / Dolphin Grey CS with Jap Racing SL01 wheels
« Last post by Acegadget on 02 August 2021, 18:02 »
Just after wheels where fitted



New Clubsport stripe


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