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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10815 on: October 10, 2017, 03:58:03 PM »
Cheers Rich! Haha - yes, I agree are they just wheels - I'm definitely more about driving the car more than polishing the car these days. I had an experience in the past with a so called 'premium' wheel refurbisher which really was quite disappointing. Made me wish I'd just had the powdercoating, which would have been better than their wet painting.
Think I will give Pristine a go with the spare Pescara I have, and see what they can do. Am very tempted to run the Detroits I have in the garage as my winter wheels & get the Pescaras sorted for next year...  :smiley:

I've sent wheels to Pristine before for a refurb, definitely do a great job and would recommend them couple of small nibs in the paint but that's from the colour I chose as it's a special painting process, and it was me being extremely fussy as they were on the back of the spokes.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10816 on: October 10, 2017, 09:36:47 PM »
Cheers Rich! Haha - yes, I agree are they just wheels - I'm definitely more about driving the car more than polishing the car these days. I had an experience in the past with a so called 'premium' wheel refurbisher which really was quite disappointing. Made me wish I'd just had the powdercoating, which would have been better than their wet painting.
Think I will give Pristine a go with the spare Pescara I have, and see what they can do. Am very tempted to run the Detroits I have in the garage as my winter wheels & get the Pescaras sorted for next year...  :smiley:

I've sent wheels to Pristine before for a refurb, definitely do a great job and would recommend them couple of small nibs in the paint but that's from the colour I chose as it's a special painting process, and it was me being extremely fussy as they were on the back of the spokes.
That's great to hear - what were the wheels that they did for you? I've left mine for too long, they look ok, but the barrels have never been how I'd like them to be...


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10817 on: October 10, 2017, 09:45:51 PM »
Cheers Rich! Haha - yes, I agree are they just wheels - I'm definitely more about driving the car more than polishing the car these days. I had an experience in the past with a so called 'premium' wheel refurbisher which really was quite disappointing. Made me wish I'd just had the powdercoating, which would have been better than their wet painting.
Think I will give Pristine a go with the spare Pescara I have, and see what they can do. Am very tempted to run the Detroits I have in the garage as my winter wheels & get the Pescaras sorted for next year...  :smiley:

I've sent wheels to Pristine before for a refurb, definitely do a great job and would recommend them couple of small nibs in the paint but that's from the colour I chose as it's a special painting process, and it was me being extremely fussy as they were on the back of the spokes.
That's great to hear - what were the wheels that they did for you? I've left mine for too long, they look ok, but the barrels have never been how I'd like them to be...

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10818 on: October 12, 2017, 12:23:09 AM »
I beat a Porsche in my DSG  :grin: :P

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10819 on: October 12, 2017, 05:30:06 AM »
Looked at data in Group 032 and saw my LTFT off idle was +13%. So I did a smoke test into the intake and right away discovered smoke coming from the MAF in my Neuspeed P-Flo intake. Although the MAF was snug and the MAF seal was intact...it leaks. I tried doubling up the seal, adding another from a spare MAF I have but it still leaked. So I tried just an o-ring and still it leaked. So I put the MAF seal back onto the MAF and added the o-ring and finally it sealed. After one day the  LTFT dropped to 9%, so I cleared everything and will drive it another day to see if it goes even closer to 0%. It seems Neuspeed machined the MAF port in their intake a bit too deep.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10820 on: October 12, 2017, 09:30:44 AM »
I beat a Porsche in my DSG  :grin: :P

MK5 GTI DSG very underated, pulls very quick!

Mine can beat a Porsche too  :wink:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10821 on: October 12, 2017, 09:36:53 AM »
Looked at data in Group 032 and saw my LTFT off idle was +13%. So I did a smoke test into the intake and right away discovered smoke coming from the MAF in my Neuspeed P-Flo intake. Although the MAF was snug and the MAF seal was intact...it leaks. I tried doubling up the seal, adding another from a spare MAF I have but it still leaked. So I tried just an o-ring and still it leaked. So I put the MAF seal back onto the MAF and added the o-ring and finally it sealed. After one day the  LTFT dropped to 9%, so I cleared everything and will drive it another day to see if it goes even closer to 0%. It seems Neuspeed machined the MAF port in their intake a bit too deep.

Good spot.   I had exactly the same problem with my RacingLine intake.  With the MAF screws buttoned down, the seal wasn't compressed at all, so I had to get the files out and reprofile the MAF aperture.  Absolute junk, as are most aftermarket intakes.   

It's quite ironic really, how everyone thinks the OEM intake is useless and restrictive, and yet VAG can bash out mass-produced plastic boxes with perfect MAF trims and perfect sealing, but a lot of aftermarket intake makers with all their boasting of CNC machined this, billet that can't get the basic trims or sealing right  :grin:
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10822 on: October 12, 2017, 09:57:52 AM »
Put my Decat downpipe on yesterday after work, took from 4:30PM till 10:15PM ish with about half hours rest max, had to modify the downpipe slightly to fit my current Non-Resonated Powervalve WRC Sport Catback. The Reducer that was on the Exhaust was stuck took up most of the time trying to take it off ended up curtting it hammering it in and wiggling it out.
Here is the downpie I bought, it is good quality and has an extended flexipipe, the car is a bit louder when idling but on boost it is alot louder and deeper tone.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10823 on: October 12, 2017, 03:51:41 PM »
Made myself a wire diagram to retrofit the Anti theft / anti tow alarm. If anyone else what to try retrofit the diagram is in the link
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10824 on: October 12, 2017, 06:01:49 PM »


That was a lot of fun.....  :driver:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10825 on: October 12, 2017, 07:19:40 PM »


That was a lot of fun.....  :driver:
I want to say Oulton... but I know I'm wrong!

Tell us more :)

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10826 on: October 12, 2017, 08:20:50 PM »
Looked at data in Group 032 and saw my LTFT off idle was +13%. So I did a smoke test into the intake and right away discovered smoke coming from the MAF in my Neuspeed P-Flo intake. Although the MAF was snug and the MAF seal was intact...it leaks. I tried doubling up the seal, adding another from a spare MAF I have but it still leaked. So I tried just an o-ring and still it leaked. So I put the MAF seal back onto the MAF and added the o-ring and finally it sealed. After one day the  LTFT dropped to 9%, so I cleared everything and will drive it another day to see if it goes even closer to 0%. It seems Neuspeed machined the MAF port in their intake a bit too deep.

Good spot.   I had exactly the same problem with my RacingLine intake.  With the MAF screws buttoned down, the seal wasn't compressed at all, so I had to get the files out and reprofile the MAF aperture.  Absolute junk, as are most aftermarket intakes.   

It's quite ironic really, how everyone thinks the OEM intake is useless and restrictive, and yet VAG can bash out mass-produced plastic boxes with perfect MAF trims and perfect sealing, but a lot of aftermarket intake makers with all their boasting of CNC machined this, billet that can't get the basic trims or sealing right  :grin:
Exactly, I thought I'd have this one turned down one day to a more accurate depth measurement for just the oem seal alone to do its job..and I can then remove the o-ring. Was lucky to find an o-ring in my kit that perfectly fit the MAF body while not being too bulky :happy2:
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10827 on: October 12, 2017, 08:56:05 PM »


That was a lot of fun.....  :driver:
I want to say Oulton... but I know I'm wrong!

Tell us more :)

Cadwell. Absolutely epic track.... quite brutal on the car though.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10828 on: October 12, 2017, 08:59:12 PM »


That was a lot of fun.....  :driver:
I want to say Oulton... but I know I'm wrong!

Tell us more :)

Cadwell. Absolutely epic track.... quite brutal on the car though.
Hence why I've never put the mk5 on track! Did it highlight any 'opportunities for improvement' hardware-wise?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10829 on: October 12, 2017, 09:02:16 PM »
A few, but none that I am prepared to do anything about. For a 'road car' it held up amazingly well. The only real concern was oil temps.