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What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10890 on: December 09, 2017, 08:39:02 PM »
I agree!  I don't drive mine on the track but even on the road the manual box is annoying.  The rest of the car is great so probably worth converting it to DSG rather than selling it and buying another one.  That way I get a really low mileage DSG box!  Does the DQ500 work in the MK5 platform do you know?
Good luck with yours anyway, hope you get it sorted  :happy2:

You will love the ASTs and those spring rates are good for track work  :happy2:  120nm at the back in a coilover configuration is super stiff.  You will get great turn-in with that  :smiley:


I hope that it will not be tail happy

DQ500 works for sure, you’ll need the transfer box too. I was about to get one for me, then i tought that with the transfer box it’s an extra 15kgs and Quaife/Wavetrac or Peloquin don’t do LSDs for it. That was the no go moment.

I’ve heard that DQ500 has better engine break, but I'm not sure, but a good DQ250 with a good tune will hold 500nm and with a clutch upgrade over 750. So I don't know if it's worth the extra funds unless you're not after a DSG and 4x4 conversion. :grin:

I’m happy today, my DSG is ok. I believe that I’ll go to MRC for the new software.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10891 on: December 09, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »
Got my mk6 gti steering wheel today just waiting on the ch steering module now, and I have begun to reshape the dynaudio front tweeters after months of putting it off



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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10892 on: December 09, 2017, 11:52:23 PM »
I've updated the RNS-510 maps to V15 (2018) in my wife's GT Sport. :smiley:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10893 on: December 10, 2017, 02:51:57 AM »
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10894 on: December 11, 2017, 11:40:37 AM »
Pretty hairy day coming back from Birmingham to Cambridge yesterday. Left at 5.30am to try and get ahead of the weather, which worked until we were stuck behind lorries 20 miles into the journey, unable to climb a hill on the A14. Decided to turn off and go through towns rather than sit stuck on the dual carriageway miles away from anywhere with the snow building. Ended up calling into Halfords somewhere for snow socks which then saw us climbing slopes 4x4s could not. Some hairy moments, and some fun moments too. Glad I had 2 mates with me for navigation and decision making. We and the car made it back in one piece nearly 7 hours later, what an adventure!




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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10895 on: December 11, 2017, 12:06:54 PM »
Good work!  Typical bad timing........I threw out my set of winter wheels/tyres last week  :grin:

Having said that, the 'up to' 25mph EDL traction control isn't bad on the MK5.  My old Corrado used to just sit there spinning and not going anywhere with the slightest dab of throttle.  I wonder if the MK6 ABS system can be retrofitted as that allows EDL at higher road speeds.   I wonder if takes the road speed from the rear or front wheel sensors?   In the good old days, road speed was taken from the gearbox but obviously you could be spinning the wheels at 400mph but the vehicle speed = nil.  So they moved vehicle speed sensing to the ABS sensors on the MK5.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10896 on: December 11, 2017, 01:22:58 PM »
Good work!  Typical bad timing........I threw out my set of winter wheels/tyres last week  :grin:

Having said that, the 'up to' 25mph EDL traction control isn't bad on the MK5.  My old Corrado used to just sit there spinning and not going anywhere with the slightest dab of throttle.  I wonder if the MK6 ABS system can be retrofitted as that allows EDL at higher road speeds.   I wonder if takes the road speed from the rear or front wheel sensors?   In the good old days, road speed was taken from the gearbox but obviously you could be spinning the wheels at 400mph but the vehicle speed = nil.  So they moved vehicle speed sensing to the ABS sensors on the MK5.
What’s this EDL, Pudding? Some electronic replacement for an LSD? I did find the car was helping a lot - traction control lights flashing, helping keep the car on the limit of the grip when pulling off. Does the EDL apply breaks as part of this? I seem to remember reading about something like that in the manual when I first got the car.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10897 on: December 11, 2017, 03:52:03 PM »
Good work!  Typical bad timing........I threw out my set of winter wheels/tyres last week  :grin:

Having said that, the 'up to' 25mph EDL traction control isn't bad on the MK5.  My old Corrado used to just sit there spinning and not going anywhere with the slightest dab of throttle.  I wonder if the MK6 ABS system can be retrofitted as that allows EDL at higher road speeds.   I wonder if takes the road speed from the rear or front wheel sensors?   In the good old days, road speed was taken from the gearbox but obviously you could be spinning the wheels at 400mph but the vehicle speed = nil.  So they moved vehicle speed sensing to the ABS sensors on the MK5.
What’s this EDL, Pudding? Some electronic replacement for an LSD? I did find the car was helping a lot - traction control lights flashing, helping keep the car on the limit of the grip when pulling off. Does the EDL apply breaks as part of this? I seem to remember reading about something like that in the manual when I first got the car.


Electronic Differential Lock.  Yeah it brakes the spinning wheel, which transfers the torque to the opposite axle.  I suppose it's like a poor man's Quaife. 
The manual box (not sure about DSG) also has spring loaded output flanges which acts as a mild diff lock.
It does seem to work well.  I can feel it doing it's thing and I can sometimes detect a whiff of brake pads in the cabin if wheel spinning is bad enough to give the ABS a work out.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10898 on: December 11, 2017, 10:37:08 PM »
Bought a new gear knob and gaiter as the original eddie one is looking a bit used and abused these days, also bought a aux socket and cable for the 510 headunit
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10899 on: December 14, 2017, 04:24:09 PM »
Inspired by Willni, I lined the boot floor and under the rear seats with some sound absorbing material to try and reduce some of the boominess back there.

I used these foam sheets from ebay and I was seriously impressed with the quality and how easy they are to work with  :happy2: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-Sheets-10mm-Car-Van-Sound-Proofing-Deadening-Insulation-Closed-Cell-Foam/122798008278?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649





The boot mat and load liner fit back in just fine, despite being 10mm higher!



And I had to fit a standard diverter valve because my GFB DV+ is falling to bits after 3 years.  I had a suspicion that rubber pad would start to come away from the piston in time, and I was right  :grin:   Bloody thing.  I will let GFB know and see what they say.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10900 on: December 14, 2017, 04:29:48 PM »
Inspired by Willni, I lined the boot floor and under the rear seats with some sound absorbing material to try and reduce some of the boominess back there.

I used these foam sheets from ebay and I was seriously impressed with the quality and how easy they are to work with  :happy2: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-Sheets-10mm-Car-Van-Sound-Proofing-Deadening-Insulation-Closed-Cell-Foam/122798008278?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649





The boot mat and load liner fit back in just fine, despite being 10mm higher!



And I had to fit a standard diverter valve because my GFB DV+ is falling to bits after 3 years.  I had a suspicion that rubber pad would start to come away from the piston in time, and I was right  :grin:   Bloody thing.  I will let GFB know and see what they say.


Nice job as always mate
Was 12 sheets enough?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10901 on: December 14, 2017, 04:37:37 PM »
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Looks good Pudding, might look into this myself. Like the boot mat as well - where did you find that?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10902 on: December 14, 2017, 07:32:33 PM »
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Looks good Pudding, might look into this myself. Like the boot mat as well - where did you find that?

You mean this: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?page=mods&mod=131

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10903 on: December 14, 2017, 07:42:43 PM »
Yep that pack of 12 is enough to the boot and under the seats  :happy2:   I'm going to order another pack and do the rear arches behind the parcel shelf supports, and behind the rear 1/4 panel trims  :grin:

It's definitely reduced resonance from the back.  The acoustics have changed slightly as well as the exhaust at idle and part throttle is deeper and bassier, but quieter, if that makes sense.  Just sounds a lot more refined and less boxy/tinny  :happy2:

Yeah the plastic load liner is dead handy.  I'm always putting dirty stuff in the boot!
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10904 on: December 14, 2017, 08:47:13 PM »
Sweet
Going to have the door cards off this weekend so might aswell deaden those areas too
Also how long have you had the gfb on there for? I'm tempted to check mine now