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Black Pirelli DSG
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:45:47 pm »
Had this a couple of weeks now, really like the balance of the car.



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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 09:52:39 pm »
Added the wind deflectors.
Changed the internal and some external lighting to white LED
Added a DAB dongle but will need to change the shark fin for one that supports DAB
Had countless issues with the Bluetooth mic, volume is really low and badly distorted.
Added an iPhone charging cable behind drivers side vent and slapped on a phone cradle
Need to sort out a scuffed DSG base plate, I think it’s quite normal to have a scuffed one 😀
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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 03:50:40 am »
Nice car.

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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2021, 06:24:17 pm »
Sorted out the scuffed DSG base.


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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2021, 06:25:16 pm »
I have changed the main light switch as the flange was cracked.
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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2021, 06:31:20 pm »
Looks like I have a thermostat problem, in that it’s always open. It takes too long for the temperature to rise and it will fall at motorway speeds. It will only get to 90C when it’s idling. I’m hoping I can get this repaired under warranty. I’ll advise further once known.

I’d also like to replace the shark fin for one that includes DAB as I am unhappy with the drop out rate after using an amplified signal splitter on the FM/AM fin.

I have also booked in locally to wrap the front lip and to have the brake calipers repainted. I managed to kerb an alloy at the weekend, gave myself an arse-kicking….

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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2021, 06:33:18 pm »
Tonight’s job, as it’s resembling a monsoon outside is to replace the front windscreen wipers, I managed to get Bosch aero for half the price our local Halfords wanted, from Amazon.
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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2021, 06:34:47 pm »
I launched the car a couple of times this weekend - it’s a lot of fun and I was trying to get some experience to reduce the initial wheel spin. Any tips appreciated.
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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2021, 05:18:18 am »
I launched the car a couple of times this weekend - it’s a lot of fun and I was trying to get some experience to reduce the initial wheel spin. Any tips appreciated.

Don't use launch control. Just feed in the throttle progressively. Upgrade the front control arm rear bushes with anti-lift bushes and fit a dogbone insert bush to reduce engine movement.

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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2021, 07:43:39 am »
Car is just back from the garage having had the thermostat replaced, now the temp sits at 90C 😀 the PCV valve was done at the same time…together with a regas on the AC…..now I have it back I can restart some mods.
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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2021, 07:45:28 am »
I launched the car a couple of times this weekend - it’s a lot of fun and I was trying to get some experience to reduce the initial wheel spin. Any tips appreciated.

Don't use launch control. Just feed in the throttle progressively. Upgrade the front control arm rear bushes with anti-lift bushes and fit a dogbone insert bush to reduce engine movement.

Thank you, I’ll take a look at those bushes…
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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2021, 07:47:11 am »
And it needs a thorough clean inside and out.
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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2021, 11:42:03 am »
Lovely Pirelli, always here a soft spot for these.

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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2021, 05:58:23 pm »
Freshened up the front as the red beading was badly faded and went for sunshine yellow. Included the bottom lip and I think it looks fresh. Will get to the brake calipers for painting before the weather breaks - I hope.



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Re: Black Pirelli DSG
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2021, 06:14:22 pm »
Working on a reverse camera addition at the moment. Taking the inner trim off was done carefully, I’m hoping it’ll go back on just as easily.

I’ve mounted a small camera just above the rear licence plate and run the cable through a hole I drilled in the bumper behind the licence plate. The wires then run through a hole into the boot and I’m currently running a 12v live from the rear 12v socket for the relay. I’ve yet to find the live feed to the reverse light but have the trim off so shouldn’t take me too long. Planning to complete the wiring at the back end before running the RCA cable to the head unit..



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