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What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11970 on: January 04, 2021, 10:05:40 PM »
Ordered a set of Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905 for my spare set of 17”. Planning on having them fitted at weekend if I am still able to with new lockdown in place now.

Also ordered a couple of cans of the liquidmoly injector cleaner after reading the comments above. Startups are a bit on the rough side so figure it might be the injectors. Let’s see how it goes when it arrives later in week.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11971 on: January 05, 2021, 07:10:00 PM »
Put the battery back in the car after a day on the charger.  Forgot to restore the revo map and the car felt very tame without it.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11972 on: January 06, 2021, 11:26:53 AM »
Where is best to order the Liqui Moly fuel injection cleaner from?

edit - ordered some off ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283995409564
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11973 on: January 06, 2021, 03:27:49 PM »
I got mine from Amazon.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11974 on: January 06, 2021, 03:29:43 PM »
I got mine from eBay also. Two cans for £11.99. Arrived today so I will be testing it as soon as I am able to use the car.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11975 on: January 08, 2021, 04:34:50 PM »
The usual commute to take my other half to work. Getting a full service sorted, cambelt, water pump, chain and tensioner plus various suspension upgrades done next month. Car's not had nearly enough love lately and was the  workhorse I expected in moving us to our new house.

This year I'll attempt to start doing my own maintenance etc.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11976 on: January 10, 2021, 09:46:36 AM »
Gave it a good kicking to clear the cobwebs before its MOT.

Was pleasantly surprised not to see any on boost smoke in mirror so it seems the liquimoly injector cleaner is doing a good job. Even got 36mpg over the 20 miles despite the cold weather.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11977 on: January 14, 2021, 12:01:32 AM »
Took mine out for a little drive, with lockdown haven't really had much of a chance to get out in it over the two weeks I've owned it!
Looking forward to sorting the few bits and bobs it needs and taking it out for a proper drive.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11978 on: January 15, 2021, 09:41:10 PM »
I got mine from Amazon.

Ya.  Amazon do a 12 pack for £63.  Works out at £5.25 a can. 

I've found 2 tins per tank works really well. Super smooth idle, quick starting and punchy boost/top end.  God knows what rare earth, wizadry chemicals they put in it, but it seems to work.

And VCDS concurs.  When I had iffy idling, lengthy cranks followed by stumbly startups, and stuttery/hunty part throttle cruising, my long term trims (block 032) were around 2%, but after a few tins of liquiMoly, the trims are now 0%.  Can't get any better than that  :smiley:

It really isn't snake oil.  If your injectors are old, it's worth a go.  If you don't notice a difference, your injectors are OK and all you've lost is £5 - £7 trying it.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11979 on: January 15, 2021, 10:41:15 PM »
I noticed a vast improvement using this, my idle is also now smooth so must have done something right:-)
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11980 on: January 15, 2021, 10:55:16 PM »
Car deffo idles better since using it....

Might feel a tad more punchy too.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11981 on: January 16, 2021, 06:59:23 AM »
Had a new cambelt and waterpump fitted. Guy said it was highly likely it was the original belt and that it actually looked ok and he has never come across a snapped vw belt but plenty on french brands. I’m glad I resisted the temptation to drive it until I knew it was done now. Also changed oil to millers nanodrive 5w 40.
One of my local VW specialists told me it was never the belts going on their own but rather the water pump bearing seizing and then snapping the belt...he also said it was rare though.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11982 on: January 16, 2021, 03:46:43 PM »
Had these made, will be fitting shortly

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11983 on: January 17, 2021, 12:03:46 PM »
I got mine from Amazon.

Ya.  Amazon do a 12 pack for £63.  Works out at £5.25 a can. 

I've found 2 tins per tank works really well. Super smooth idle, quick starting and punchy boost/top end.  God knows what rare earth, wizadry chemicals they put in it, but it seems to work.

And VCDS concurs.  When I had iffy idling, lengthy cranks followed by stumbly startups, and stuttery/hunty part throttle cruising, my long term trims (block 032) were around 2%, but after a few tins of liquiMoly, the trims are now 0%.  Can't get any better than that  :smiley:

It really isn't snake oil.  If your injectors are old, it's worth a go.  If you don't notice a difference, your injectors are OK and all you've lost is £5 - £7 trying it.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11984 on: January 17, 2021, 07:45:06 PM »
Yep!