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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11205 on: June 13, 2018, 07:02:46 PM »
Only way to really tell if it leaks would be a pressure test or smoke test. You could remove it and test just that pipe or do the whole system. Those sealed plastic bits can look oddly made, but if they seal...yay.

You may be surprised how many leaks you find if you were to test the complete system.

I had smoke coming from the MAF sensor seal...IAT sensor o-ring..."not" the MAP sensor o-ring  :phew:...and still have a leak down near the turbo I could not verify but I believe it is from the exhaust mani or at the evap to turbo inlet connection. Looked at it from above and below and could not see exactly where the smoke was coming from. What I've fixed so far has dropped my LTFT from +15% to +6%.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11206 on: June 13, 2018, 07:05:33 PM »
Do you have vag-com vcds? Or other way to monitor data? Checking your LTFT would tell if were leaking. Boost data would as well.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11207 on: June 13, 2018, 07:23:29 PM »
Air con recharge for me today
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11208 on: June 13, 2018, 07:28:02 PM »
Air con recharge for me today

How much better is it, and what rough cost / any recommendations?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11209 on: June 13, 2018, 08:05:25 PM »
Air con recharge for me today

How much better is it, and what rough cost / any recommendations?

I got mine redone it was blowing hot air when on full cold and mine cost £40, but that's a friendly rates, expect £60-£80 I'd imagine. Depends how depleted yours is really

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11210 on: June 14, 2018, 06:14:43 AM »
I just laughed at myself....I turn the AC on periodically just to cycle the refrigerant and to see if it blows cold air still. I never use the AC.....but sometimes the wife is in the car and doesn't want her hair blowing around....and then I always think of this one....

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11211 on: June 14, 2018, 06:30:22 AM »
new gearbox mount with new bolts and powerflex poly inserts.

Also replaced the dogbone and an a bullet 034 motorsport insert for the rear engine mount.

car feels more solid. Will be doing the right side mount soon.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11212 on: June 14, 2018, 10:49:24 AM »
Finally polished my headlights. They look fresh now!!

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11213 on: June 14, 2018, 11:45:27 AM »
£30-40 for an air con re charge any more and they are having your pants down.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11214 on: June 14, 2018, 09:46:29 PM »
Air con recharge for me today

Did it sort it? My 2008 A/C does nothing. No difference when I activate the A/C switch. If it’s a simple recharge it needs I’d get it done ASAP but nothing’s that simple with me.

What are the likely causes for an A/C system that does literally nothing?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11215 on: June 15, 2018, 06:36:47 AM »
My "Cool Story Bro" for the day.....I pull up to a red light in the turn lane. Car next to me(Lexus ??), the guy shouts out "like your GTI". He goes on and asks, "it's tuned or something right?"...Yes. He goes on and says, "I was at this light a few years ago beside you in my Camaro SS and I didn't realize at the time how fast the GTI was...and I got on it when the light turned green and you just Dusted me!". I said I remember that, and he says again, "nice car".
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11216 on: June 15, 2018, 07:33:37 AM »
My "Cool Story Bro" for the day.....I pull up to a red light in the turn lane. Car next to me(Lexus ??), the guy shouts out "like your GTI". He goes on and asks, "it's tuned or something right?"...Yes. He goes on and says, "I was at this light a few years ago beside you in my Camaro SS and I didn't realize at the time how fast the GTI was...and I got on it when the light turned green and you just Dusted me!". I said I remember that, and he says again, "nice car".
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11217 on: June 15, 2018, 05:28:51 PM »
Took off the turbo back and put OEM exhaust back on mated with decat.
Only this time I adjusted it so tips sit flush with the valance, never really liked the way it poked out from factory.
Enjoying the peace and quiet again


Tell me about it!  I went back to full standard exhaust, both cats  :grin:    Do any get any whiffs of exhaust in the cabin?  I think they poke the tips out past the bumper to help prevent exhaust fumes being drawn in through the fresh air flaps in the boot.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11218 on: June 15, 2018, 05:29:38 PM »
Hey Pudding awesome job did you just spray the honey comb or did you spray the solided part my the number plate holder? Great job looks awesome. 👍
Perfect day for a spot of painting in the garden. No one likes faded grey plastics. 

I did initially try the £30 ebay chinese grille which is shinyish plastic but I wasn't happy with the quality, so decided to paint the originals instead.

Paints used - Plasti-kote 'Satin Super' for the grilles from B&Q (multi-surface compatible so doesn't need plastic primer), Halfords Tornado red for the pin stripe with a top coat of U-Pol Clear 1 laquer.

Look so much better!



Just the honeycomb mate  :happy2:
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11219 on: June 15, 2018, 05:32:06 PM »
Finally decided to get my front right side knocking sorted on my Eddie. Deep breath and opened my wallet W I D E. Let me emphasise W  I  D  E  :grin:

Total cost £1300 - yes you read correctly..  The rack itself was £763 +VAT

So after living with the knocking and having had all other possible bushes checked and new suspension the only real culprit left was the steering rack. Just got back from AKS after having a refurbed Gen 3 rack with OEM boots, tie rod ends and new loom fitted. I know there have been several posts about knocking and racks recently but in the end it was the right thing to do for my sanity and I am keeping the car for a while. You can just see the old one in the background which is returned to the supplier as an exchange item. Usual computer VCDS changes required due to the way the new rack sends position info rather than the steering wheel sensor. I haven't checked exactly what yet but will check at some point.

First impressions are a much smoother response and actually a lighter feel to the steering. Crucially the front now seems more *solid* and there is no knocking   :happy2:

In addition to the rack the alignment obviously needed doing which has sorted a few minor quirks in comfort and road noise, enough so you would notice.

So the motto is be prepared.


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Small price to pay for sanity and improved feel at the helm  :happy2:
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