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Mk5 General Area / Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Last post by f00glee on Today at 01:22:58 PM Started by ROH ECHT  »
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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Random Chat / Water Services Bill Query?
« Last post by Juliand on Today at 01:20:47 PM Started by Juliand  »
A bit of a grumble here - just received my latest Water services Bills, and it works out to well over £600 for the whole year, which seems quite a lot to me, so I'm wondering what other folk pay.

My youngest son moved back home in the Spring, so prior to that there was only me and wifey. We did his laundry, as he was only round the corner at his flat, although he does have 3 showers a day (one before the Gym in the morning; one after returning, and then one on the evening, that's every day - bit of a fitness fanatic), but surely that can't account for it. The bill equates to £55 a month. We are on a meter.

Never really analysed it that much before, as it was more like £300, with just me and wifey and junior's washing, so just paid it, but is this about right for 3 people ?? :thinking:

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Keep winding the bolt in and out with lots of penetrating oil in between each attempt.  Everyone loves a good bit of penetration eh?

The problem is the exposed portion of the bolt gets crusted up and binds in the threads when you undo it.   Just be careful you don't snap the bolt as that will seriously ruin your day.

Failing that, a good bit heat always works. 
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Mk5 General Area / Re: PCV Part numbers and the Eurojet PCV Fix
« Last post by willk86 on Today at 12:54:31 PM Started by pandaman  »
£350 I think.  AKS Tuning did mine and I know what your next question will be.  To which my answer is - no, I didn't notice any difference afterwards  :grin:

Nothing to do with their workmanship, which was top notch, it's just that carboned up valves is not that big a deal on these engines.  At best you will see slightly improved cold starting, slightly better hot idle.....but certainly no performance gains in boost.
In all honesty I'd be getting it done just for the engines longevity over performance issues

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Mk5 General Area / Re: PCV Part numbers and the Eurojet PCV Fix
« Last post by Pudding on Today at 12:14:26 PM Started by pandaman  »
£350 I think.  AKS Tuning did mine and I know what your next question will be.  To which my answer is - no, I didn't notice any difference afterwards  :grin:

Nothing to do with their workmanship, which was top notch, it's just that carboned up valves is not that big a deal on these engines.  At best you will see slightly improved cold starting, slightly better hot idle.....but certainly no performance gains in boost.
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Mk5 General Area / Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Last post by Pudding on Today at 12:06:54 PM Started by ROH ECHT  »
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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Members Rides / Re: Edition30 #0151
« Last post by Hxrry96 on Today at 12:03:22 PM Started by Hxrry96  »
Creationsmotorsport Intake with 90mm AEM Cone



Scorpion Exhaust System



I retrofitted power folding mirrors



I bought a TT-S Engine cover from TPS and had it painted/smoothed





It then got lowered  :scared:



Then installed my new radio and also a boost gauge!



Installed depos then

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Members Rides / Edition30 #0151
« Last post by Hxrry96 on Today at 11:51:44 AM Started by Hxrry96  »
Here's a thread to keep tracks with my Silver Edition30 DSG, build number #0151 :evilgrin:

The car was purchased completely standard on January 2nd 2017 and this is a thread compiled from then until now. I'll also add that it's booked in for Stage 2+ at R-Tech on January 5th 2018 :laugh:

My full spec list is;

  • Scorpion 3" Decat Non-Resonated Exhaust & Downpipe
  • Creationsmotosport Intake with 90mm AEM Filter
  • Autotech HPFP
  • AKS Tuning 'RFD'
  • R-Tech PCV Delete
  • Wellycooler FMIC
  • H&R Springs
  • H&R 10mm Wheel Spacers
  • 5w40 Quantum Oil ~ Fresh pick-up pipe
  • Inlet/Injector Clean at R-Tech

This was my first ever picture of the car up near Newcastle when I purchased it;




And this was last week;



Changed much??

I'll post more photos below!
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Mk5 General Area / Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Last post by f00glee on Today at 11:40:37 AM Started by ROH ECHT  »
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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Mk5 General Area / Re: PCV Part numbers and the Eurojet PCV Fix
« Last post by willk86 on Today at 11:19:23 AM Started by pandaman  »
Looking at the pics of it, it was just a check valve and a couple of bits of silicon to replace the plastic line.   It looks crap tbh.  All that flow reduced down to what looks like no more than 8mm bore check valve.  Really silly idea.

People like to mess with the PCV system but it's best to leave it alone and decoke the valves every 50K.    The valves will always carbon up, regardless if you have no PCV, a catch can, or stock.   I don't people realise exhaust soot gets onto the intake valves during cam overlap.  Nothing can be done about it other than petrol wash from port injectors.
How much did the decoke cost and where did you get it done?

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