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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10005 on: January 07, 2017, 08:22:18 PM »
Renewed engine and gearbox upper mounts on the driveway with brand new genuine items (along with full replacement of all bolts as they are single use torque/stretch items) at 94k as over winter they had started to creak when cold and I had excessive engine movement on starting.

After fitting, the engine now sits higher/level in the bay and no longer moves on starting/revving.  On the move, pick up is so much cleaner and instant, and shifts from the DSG box are now felt much less.  Very happy!
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10006 on: January 08, 2017, 12:55:18 AM »
Finally got around to restoring the headlights

From this:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/qWo6hE5l.jpg/img]

To this:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/zgjPtG8l.jpg[img]

Make sure you put the UV protect on after, else they'll turn yellow soon.

Where do you get this from?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10007 on: January 08, 2017, 09:07:15 PM »
Given the car a good look over today. There are some bits I am going to have to tidy to do.

Cleaned the interior to remove the awful silicon spray crap the seller had put over everything - degreased with window cleaner.
Fitted GTI seat emblems
VCDS scan revealed a bunch of fault codes - mainly due to a battery replacement/discharge at some point but found a DV fault code which keeps coming back. The others I reset and are gone bar a fault with the drivers door which I kinda know about anyway, as it doesn't always unlock with the remote.
Ordered new DV, cam follower, oil, filter, magnetic sump plug and washers.
Found the problem with the centre top vent, its sticking up due to a broken clip so ordered a replacement in the form of the dash pocket instead - don't see the point in the top vent and it was a lot of money in comparison to the pocket which will be more useful.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10008 on: January 10, 2017, 10:48:49 AM »
Finally got around to restoring the headlights

From this:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/qWo6hE5l.jpg/img]

To this:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/zgjPtG8l.jpg[img]

Make sure you put the UV protect on after, else they'll turn yellow soon.

Where do you get this from?

Amazon, 3M headlight restoration kit
2005 GTi Black, Stock Tune, 18" BBS CH

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10009 on: January 10, 2017, 10:54:23 AM »


Yellow Lamin-X'd the fog lights, I think it really makes the front end stand out. And a good clean, headlights still looking fresh since the refurb.

Next, replace the front splitter. Hopefully with an ED30 one

Also replaced the cam follower, old one below

« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 11:01:24 AM by sambo101 »
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10010 on: January 10, 2017, 05:04:10 PM »
Lots of things done to my GTI, had a routine brake fluid and gearbox oil change. Finally got the MK6 MFSW fitted along with the Revision G cruise stalk and CH steering control module, really sets the interior off nicely and works fine with the RCD 330G.





@PatchySan - how are you finding the RCD 330G? Where did you pick it up?

Cheers!
« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 10:39:51 PM by mattyc »

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10011 on: January 10, 2017, 11:31:35 PM »
@PatchySan - how are you finding the RCD 330G? Where did you pick it up?

Cheers!

It's been rock solid and easy to use with loads of connectivity for your tunes while keeping that OEM look and feel which is why I bought it mainly.

I got mine from AliExpress and they are very cheap now, the RCD 330 Plus can be had for less than £80 delivered which is a bargain for what it offers (link).

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10012 on: January 11, 2017, 01:29:10 AM »
Finally got around to restoring the headlights

From this:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/qWo6hE5l.jpg/img]

To this:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/zgjPtG8l.jpg[img]

Make sure you put the UV protect on after, else they'll turn yellow soon.

Where do you get this from?

Amazon, 3M headlight restoration kit

The uv protector?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10013 on: January 11, 2017, 11:30:53 AM »
Lots of things done to my GTI, had a routine brake fluid and gearbox oil change. Finally got the MK6 MFSW fitted along with the Revision G cruise stalk and CH steering control module, really sets the interior off nicely and works fine with the RCD 330G

I've got a mk5 MFSW, do you think the RCD330G would work with it? Also, does the 330G do traffic announcements like the RCD510?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10014 on: January 11, 2017, 12:19:37 PM »
@PatchySan - how are you finding the RCD 330G? Where did you pick it up?

Cheers!

It's been rock solid and easy to use with loads of connectivity for your tunes while keeping that OEM look and feel which is why I bought it mainly.

I got mine from AliExpress and they are very cheap now, the RCD 330 Plus can be had for less than £80 delivered which is a bargain for what it offers (link).

Can backup what Patchy is saying, got one as well, the 330Plus and it is superb. Run my music off Bluetooth or SD card, charge phone off the usb, and the big touchscreen is great, and it all fits flush with the OEM look.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10015 on: January 11, 2017, 01:09:31 PM »
@PatchySan - how are you finding the RCD 330G? Where did you pick it up?

Cheers!

It's been rock solid and easy to use with loads of connectivity for your tunes while keeping that OEM look and feel which is why I bought it mainly.

I got mine from AliExpress and they are very cheap now, the RCD 330 Plus can be had for less than £80 delivered which is a bargain for what it offers (link).
Hi I'm considering ordering the RCD 330 Plus via the link you provided as it's such a great price, just wondering whether I need to upgrade the canbus gateway?
Currently have original head unit in a 2006 golf gti thinks it's the Rcd300

Thanks Sean

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10016 on: January 11, 2017, 03:49:39 PM »
Finally got around to restoring the headlights

From this:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/qWo6hE5l.jpg/img]

To this:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/zgjPtG8l.jpg[img]

Make sure you put the UV protect on after, else they'll turn yellow soon.

Where do you get this from?

Amazon, 3M headlight restoration kit

The uv protector?

Doesn't seem to be included in teh kit, try:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Surface-Sealant-Coating-Repellent-Plastic/dp/B00A3S1RGU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484149496&sr=8-1&keywords=headlight+uv+protector

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10017 on: January 14, 2017, 03:59:16 PM »
Car has been in to my local guys for the cambelt, waterpump and the thermostat - piece of mind and now I have real working heating LOL.

Today I did:
Air filter change - Piper panel job, not really bothered about fancy intake at this stage more for maintenance than anything
New DV - old one was actually in good condition from a diaphragm point of view - no tears, and it may be original as its a 710C variant? Still it has been throwing a mechanical fault code in VCDS so done anyway.
Quick shift fitted, which I am looking forward to trying in a bit, the original gear change is ridiculously long for a performance car IMO.

Next is sump drop, pickup clean, oil change and the one I am nervous about - the cam follower - as I am dreading stripping a bolt or something.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10018 on: January 14, 2017, 05:41:36 PM »
Repaired:

1) My brother's V6 4Motion by changing the wishbone bushes for solid R32 ones
2) My GTI by changing the purge valve for the charcoal canister system to hopefully get rid of a recent annoying fault code
3) My Cube mountain bike with a new chain

Time for feet up and telly now!
« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 02:05:17 PM by OEM+ DUB »
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10019 on: January 14, 2017, 10:08:46 PM »
Repaired:

1) My brother's V6 4Motion by convincing the wishbone bushes for solid R32 ones
2) My GTI by changing the purge valve for the charcoal canister system to hopefully get rid of a recent annoying fault code
3) My Cube mountain bike with a new chain

Time for feet up and telly now!
Just the S3 has solid rear bushes in the front control arms. The R32 has the same bushes as any Golf with casted iron arms.