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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #255 on: March 14, 2017, 11:38:11 PM »
Regarding the DAB ariel, the copper strip should be touching a metal part of the car to act as an earth. I removed the pillar trim and stuck it to the metal and then put the trim back on top.

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #256 on: March 15, 2017, 09:06:28 AM »
Regarding the DAB ariel, the copper strip should be touching a metal part of the car to act as an earth. I removed the pillar trim and stuck it to the metal and then put the trim back on top.

Didn't know that, but it seems to work fine as it is? Should it not earth itself via the cable to the stereo?

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #257 on: March 15, 2017, 12:12:10 PM »
I have the same sat nav unit and dab aerial as you and mine was put behind the pillar aswell also the paint was scratched off to give a good connection.

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #258 on: May 28, 2017, 10:56:34 PM »
Due to moving into my first home and job changes, I've had no time on the 6R lately. As such, she sat around at home for nearly two months collecting dust, even let the MOT expire. Also needed to do an oil service and get a cam belt and water pump change sorted too as she's approaching the 50,000 mile mark. Keeping the service intervals for things shorter than the book as I run a significant power increase so the demands on parts are greater and likely wearing quicker than guidelines. So got her over to the workshop and jacked up for an oil service:



While working away under the car, I noticed the tyres were worn completely on the inner edges:



And this is why you should always do the alignment straight away when lowering your cars people! In fairness, the fronts are at 2mm tread anyway so due a change but I had to phone and cancel the MOT I had booked for that morning as there was no point taking it to fail. I'll get 4 new tyres fitted to the OZ and them fitted as well as tracking and alignment at the same time (lesson learned!). But there's not 4.5 litres of Millers Nanodrive 5w-40 oil and a Mayle oil filter in there keeping things going. I'll get around to a cam belt change and an MOT hopefully within the next few weeks.

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #259 on: October 14, 2017, 05:54:05 PM »
Been quite a while since I posted, mainly because nothing has happened. Only thing to report is I got told about a broken level sensor on my MOT and the other day I started getting error messages on the heads up display, so whipped the wheel off and sure enough it wasn't happy being completely up instead of down. Quick modification with the drill and some cable ties later:



Hoping to get a new exhaust over the coming month or two, opting for a Scorpion exhaust system to completely replace my Milltek Sport system, getting another non-resonated one but the Scorpion have the active valve system on it so hopefully it'll quieten it down as I'm bored of the noise of the Milltek all the time now. Probably getting old...

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #260 on: October 16, 2017, 06:49:12 PM »
Very nice  :happy2: been a while since you've posted up  :signLOL: good to have you back  :grin:

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #261 on: October 19, 2017, 12:46:55 PM »
Very nice  :happy2: been a while since you've posted up  :signLOL: good to have you back  :grin:

Thanks man. When it stops raining here in Dorset I'll take some shots of the new wheels. So update in about March 2018...

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #262 on: October 19, 2017, 01:08:27 PM »
Very nice  :happy2: been a while since you've posted up  :signLOL: good to have you back  :grin:

Thanks man. When it stops raining here in Dorset I'll take some shots of the new wheels. So update in about March 2018...
It must rains a lot then  :signLOL:

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #263 on: October 30, 2017, 10:36:04 AM »
Very nice  :happy2: been a while since you've posted up  :signLOL: good to have you back  :grin:

Thanks man. When it stops raining here in Dorset I'll take some shots of the new wheels. So update in about March 2018...
It must rains a lot then  :signLOL:

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #264 on: November 07, 2017, 07:19:47 PM »
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Are you running spacers with those TD1.2?

Thinking about getting a set for my r32, but idk if they will fit over my 18z kit without spacers. Or are those OZ a better fit?


Thanks, beautiful car by the way.

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #265 on: November 08, 2017, 10:38:00 AM »
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Are you running spacers with those TD1.2?

Thinking about getting a set for my r32, but idk if they will fit over my 18z kit without spacers. Or are those OZ a better fit?

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You won't need spacers with either OZ Ultras or TD 1.2, both with 8x18'' ET45. I have those wheels.

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #266 on: November 09, 2017, 10:08:31 AM »
I actually ran spacers with the Team Dynamics, they didn't clear the 18Z kit. You'd get away with a 3mm spacer kit.

My OZ wheels at ET35 so they sit away from the hub more (towards the arch) but clear the brakes perfectly and don't foul the arches on a 20mm drop.

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #267 on: November 09, 2017, 02:12:57 PM »
So my bodge job failed, and I finally found a seller on eBay that sold an OE part to replace it. Off with the old:



The new:




Should now be able to see at night as my lights won't be pointed all the way down (as the car thought it was super low) and also don't get error messages on the dash anymore which is nice. Noticed that my foot well lights aren't right, there's always a fault code present about short to positive and I noticed the other night they occasionally go bright for a few seconds then dim again. Investigations needed.

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