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Mk5 General Area / Re: Cam timing
« Last post by rich83 on Today at 03:47:00 PM Started by 99hagued  »
Looks ok to me.
Mk5 General Area / Re: 245s.... anyone done it?
« Last post by rich83 on Today at 03:43:51 PM Started by AJP  »
You need fwd then in that case.

You mean AWD, right? :confused:

I'd recommend the AD08R or Pilot Cup 2 during the dry season. It would help a lot. They're also not that noisy.

Sorry, yes I meant 4wd  :slap:
Mk5 General Area / Re: Pistonheads adverts?
« Last post by david25 on Today at 03:32:35 PM Started by Neil clark  »
I've purchased two private cars from PH, having found the owners are a bit more interested in their cars compared to autotrader and ebay,
Members Rides / Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Last post by dazza on Today at 03:30:11 PM Started by dazza  »
Two years on slapped some carpet in the boot as i may have to put her up for sale.

Headliner has completely failed the kids got a face full of foam  :signLOL: when we took the car out for her first run in three months.

Mk5 General Area / Re: Headliner Material
« Last post by dazza on Today at 03:21:36 PM Started by dazza  »
Opening up an old thread. Surly someone knows a good replacement material for the headliner?

If not may get the charcoal or black from here not sure which?
« Last post by dazjones757 on Today at 03:15:07 PM Started by dazjones757  »
Price drop £5k

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Mk5 General Area / Cam timing
« Last post by 99hagued on Today at 02:22:58 PM Started by 99hagued  »
Was playing with vcds last night and checked my camshaft adjustment values does this look ok or not. No fault codes and car runs fine but it look further out than others Iv seen on the net.

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Giving the throttle a tickle
Mk5 General Area / Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Last post by Shoduchi on Today at 02:21:44 PM Started by ROH ECHT  »
I had my mechanic to fit both subframes deadset kits. He told me the rear was more off centre than the front. I bought them as a precaution since the car is used on track days too.

Later I fitted the front deadset kit on my GT Sport with a friend in a pit. It's not an easy job indeed if you don't want to unbolt the subframe too much. :laugh:

Good job @Pudding! :drinking:
Car Parts / Re: R8 Coilpacks
« Last post by Rob1 on Today at 02:12:44 PM Started by fazi123  »
Bump - Price drop:happy2:

Bloody cheap, grab a bargain people.
I'm so bloody tempted
Mk5 General Area / Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Last post by 99hagued on Today at 01:59:59 PM Started by ROH ECHT  »
Fitted a new VibratorTechniques dogbone mount and the TyrolSport Deadset today. 

I bought a spare subframe from ebay and fitted the mount in advance because the old one didn't look like it would ever come out again, and I was right!  Glad I bought a spare SF now.  Would have wasted half the day getting the old one out.

It's a really old one (previous owner fitted it), probably 5 or 6 years at least and falling apart.  The nut has detached from the rubber and turning on itself, so could only get the bolt hand tight instead of the specified required 100nm + 90 degs, so the torque link was loose and clonking.  It's fooked.

Must be a really old one as it doesn't have the ARB recess like the current mount does, and it isn't gold, so probably a VWR one.

Put a new torque link on as well.  Only £39 from VW.

And the deadset.  Quite possibly the most horrific job I've done on the car to date.  Really sucks doing it on stands, but I wanted to do it to learn what it's all about.  Took about 5 hours!  Would only take an hour or 2 tops on a lift.  The Tyrol bits are circled in red for those who aren't familiar with it.  Basically the 6 bolts that attach to the car body.

It really is a finely engineered kit and the precision of it is what makes it such a horrendous job on stands.  Very very easy to cross thread a bolt and everything is loaded, so lots of levering and swearing involved.  Worth it though.  All clunks gone.  The aligment didn't change much, pulls to the left very slightly but otherwise feels solid on the road  :smiley:

I fitted my deadset kit on a ramp and was a pita so top work doing it on axle stands  :congrats:
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