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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11265 on: July 06, 2018, 05:56:52 PM »
Nothing done today, but was asked today by a complete stranger if I wanted to sell him my car.   No chance  :grin:
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11266 on: July 07, 2018, 01:44:10 PM »
Both rear wheel bearings replaced, peace and quiet now



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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11267 on: July 07, 2018, 03:02:09 PM »
Both rear wheel bearings replaced, peace and quiet now



Good job.  I would have sprayed some zinc spray on those bare hubs personally as they do like to rust!
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11268 on: July 07, 2018, 03:16:16 PM »
Both rear wheel bearings replaced, peace and quiet now



Good job.  I would have sprayed some zinc spray on those bare hubs personally as they do like to rust!
I did
Even put some anti seize on the hub bolt cap/cover edge as that seized too when trying to remove the old one

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11269 on: July 07, 2018, 03:47:12 PM »
Both rear wheel bearings replaced, peace and quiet now



Good job.  I would have sprayed some zinc spray on those bare hubs personally as they do like to rust!
I did
Even put some anti seize on the hub bolt cap/cover edge as that seized too when trying to remove the old one

Good man  :happy2:  First time I took my rear wheels off after buying the car, I had to hammer/kick the damn things off because of corrosion!!
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11270 on: July 10, 2018, 02:35:37 PM »
Just fitted the RS3 air ducts to my S3/Passat front control arms. I used the following part numbers:
-vent: 8P0 863 149 A and 150 A
-bolt: N104 222 03 (x2)
-nut: N 907 611 02 (x2)
-aluminium tube from the RS3: 8P0 864 133 (x2)

After torquing the bolts and nuts there's still a bit of wiggle in the vent. Anyone else has done this and know that it's expected to be this way? 🤔

I preferred to remove the OEM dust shields.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11271 on: July 10, 2018, 03:47:29 PM »
Just fitted the RS3 air ducts to my S3/Passat front control arms. I used the following part numbers:
-vent: 8P0 863 149 A and 150 A
-bolt: N104 222 03 (x2)
-nut: N 907 611 02 (x2)
-aluminium tube from the RS3: 8P0 864 133 (x2)

After torquing the bolts and nuts there's still a bit of wiggle in the vent. Anyone else has done this and know that it's expected to be this way? 🤔

I preferred to remove the OEM dust shields.



Do you know how much of a difference these make?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11272 on: July 10, 2018, 04:48:42 PM »
Rear brake job as the pads were down to 4mm.  I don't like wearing them right down at the back as the calipers are pretty crap for lifespan when that happens.
I didn't realise VW did 'eco' pads.  Half the price, but half the bite I expect, so stuck with GTI ones, which are made by Ferodo.



I also bought a pair of shields to replace my rattling ones, but didn't realise I had to remove the bearing/hub assembly to fit them  :doh:  Annoying as I'd already done the hardest part - removing the caliper carrier bolts - before coming to that realisation!   So instead I opted for a repair washer for now.  I'll save the shields for when I do the rear discs and have a pair of bearing bolts to hand.



Fitted stiffer Eibach coilover springs.  425lb/inch at the back and 450lb/inch at the front.  Surprisingly no loss of ride quality, but flatter cornering  :smiley:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11273 on: July 11, 2018, 02:39:37 AM »
Installed rear euro outer tails and wired them up as they would be if the car wasn't sold in NA.  Added a euro badge to the front grill.  Rear fog on order.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11274 on: July 12, 2018, 09:46:26 AM »
I know rusty arches has been done to death but I'm a little sad!

I washed my car and saw this on my front drivers side whee arch.  I know it's only a tiny tiny bit of bubbling, but I've taken a photo to see how quick it progresses.  I'm holding out for it being a few paint splodges that I haven't noticed over two years... :(

AGGHHHHH I can't figure out how to upload a photo.  Does anyone care to help?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/165688665@N05/42454236615/in/album-72157698970059165/
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 09:48:21 AM by TheBALDpuma »

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11275 on: July 13, 2018, 04:19:19 PM »
Had an oil service plus new plugs and red coils. The brakes were overhauled with Endless Mx72 pads / steel hoses / bronze bushes / ATE fluid and the restrictor removed from the clutch bleeder block. Will clean the MAF / cam timing sensors over the weekend and also give it a machine polish and waxing.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11276 on: July 22, 2018, 03:39:30 PM »


My Euro Spec xenons arrived today from Germany, and I swapped the shrouds out to my UK spec shrouds, bulbs don’t seem to be fitting right so I’l going to get new bulbs anyway as one bulb was done anyway


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Could you tell me what's involved in this change? I've got problems with my drivers side xenon (auto levelling doesn't work) and have a brand new drivers side unit but is LHD unit with functioning motor. I was hoping to make a functioning RHD unit out of the two!


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11277 on: July 22, 2018, 08:33:42 PM »


My Euro Spec xenons arrived today from Germany, and I swapped the shrouds out to my UK spec shrouds, bulbs don’t seem to be fitting right so I’l going to get new bulbs anyway as one bulb was done anyway


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Could you tell me what's involved in this change? I've got problems with my drivers side xenon (auto levelling doesn't work) and have a brand new drivers side unit but is LHD unit with functioning motor. I was hoping to make a functioning RHD unit out of the two!

Many people say even flicking the 'travel abroad' switch doesn't alter it enough for UK use but in regards to being legal and mot friendly is anyones guess.

For my conversion I bought a set of destroyed uk xenons but with the actual xenon projector in good condition, and just swapped them it's just a matter of unscrewing 4 screws in the headlight, about a 10 minute job just need some tiny and long torx screwdrivers.

You could also go down the route of upgraded projectors I know EMS Tuning build, rebuild and upgrade them but at what cost I don't know.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11278 on: July 22, 2018, 08:40:43 PM »
Hoovered it and put in a new air freshener, exciting times.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11279 on: July 24, 2018, 11:58:26 AM »
I know rusty arches has been done to death but I'm a little sad!

I washed my car and saw this on my front drivers side whee arch.  I know it's only a tiny tiny bit of bubbling, but I've taken a photo to see how quick it progresses.  I'm holding out for it being a few paint splodges that I haven't noticed over two years... :(

AGGHHHHH I can't figure out how to upload a photo.  Does anyone care to help?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/165688665@N05/42454236615/in/album-72157698970059165/

Since you use Flickr (as I do) see this link. You may not be able to access it without signing in though.

http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php?topic=43428.0

If you can't see the last link, then the gist of it is that you need to select BB code and this is only available on Flickr's website, not their mobile app.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2018, 12:05:53 PM by The Red Warrior »