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Offline Mark_DF05

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12090 on: April 29, 2021, 12:14:30 pm »
New pads on the rear and oil filter housing assembly

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12091 on: April 30, 2021, 02:49:38 am »
New mats and replaced the leaking rear shock

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12092 on: April 30, 2021, 07:14:19 am »
New mats and replaced the leaking rear shock

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Where do you get the mats from? Good quality?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12093 on: April 30, 2021, 07:19:08 am »
New mats and replaced the leaking rear shock

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Where do you get the mats from? Good quality?
From Matcraft, a company in Perth. Quality is very good.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12094 on: April 30, 2021, 07:35:30 am »
Ahh Perth Australia‚Ķ not Perth Scotland. Postage to Uk might be a killer  :signLOL:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12095 on: April 30, 2021, 03:46:14 pm »
Replaced the ignition switch. Video on YouTube was 10 mins but took hours as it was almost impossible to remove the connector.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12096 on: April 30, 2021, 08:01:54 pm »
I was replacing the front window cowl (pn:1K1 819 415)...along the bottom. I removed the wiper arms and noticed one wiper post cap (1J0 955 276 B) was missing and the other was cracked and are not available for replacement individually. There is now only a kit (1J0 955 456) with multiple parts in it...including the two 1J0 955 276 B. Most in the kit are not needed on the MK5, but cost $58usd here.

They are only debris shields and for dressing it up for visual appearance so to hide the post. I found two flat rubber washers/shims to fit over the posts and near the same diameter of the hole in the cowl for the two wiper posts, instead of ordering the kit.

Fits snug on the post and fills the cowl opening:


The brittle plastic bit that broke:


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I have swapped out the flat rubber washers for something else.
I took two rubber caps (3/4"ID) and used brass metal tubing, cut to approx. 1-1/4" long and sharpened at one end, as a punch. I pressed the tube through the rubber cap from inside, using a vise, for the 12mm holes needed to slide down over each wiper post. Then cut the length of the caps down to no more than 8mm. They look better and should last longer.




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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12097 on: May 03, 2021, 05:21:19 pm »
I cleaned and polished my eddie today, a little sad in the knowledge that I will be selling her soon.
she came up looking stunning though !

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12098 on: May 03, 2021, 08:04:08 pm »
DIY refurb of the ATS wheels  Now sporting a well executed Titanium paint finish  :happy2:
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12099 on: May 04, 2021, 10:04:42 am »
I cleaned and polished my eddie today, a little sad in the knowledge that I will be selling her soon.
she came up looking stunning though !

Pic or it didn't happen! ;)
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12100 on: May 04, 2021, 02:38:47 pm »
I cleaned and polished my eddie today, a little sad in the knowledge that I will be selling her soon.
she came up looking stunning though !

Pic or it didn't happen! ;)

I didn't take pics and not worth taking any now after the night of weather we had  :grin:  next time !

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12101 on: May 05, 2021, 08:52:10 am »
Had a helix organic clutch fitted + new DMF yesterday after getting a whole load of slip. Original clutch and DMF in attached picture. We were surprised that the clutch plate didn't look worse but the DMF was absolutely trashed - in addition to the usual rotational play (that you get with the new one anyway) it would also happily wobble off its axis which we think was what was causing the clutch to slip under power as opposed to the clutch plate being badly worn. In all fairness it's done well considering it's had 120,000 miles on it and a couple of track days. Though it's making me wonder if I could have saved a few quid (and my left leg) just chucking a new OEM clutch in there as the car isn't putting out silly torque figures. If that's the case then it seems the DMF is as much the weak point in these cars as the stock clutch, and if you can get away with a stock one not slipping for the usable life of the DMF then there's probably not much point in going for an uprated one and the heavier pedal feel that comes with it.



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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12102 on: Yesterday at 09:20:52 am »
8am MOT and she passed with 3 advisories...
Oil leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i))
Offside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii))
Central Exhaust silencer slightly loose clamp corroded (8.1.1 (b) (i))

Haldex service (and controller repair) will be done this month so I'll do the clamp then.
Engine is coming out this year for clutch and turbo replacement, so I'll address the oil leak then.
The tyre can whistle for a bit as they're not that old, but I'll keep an eye on it.

I don't mind a few advisories now and again :)
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12103 on: Today at 02:48:19 pm »
money light came on so thought I'd take it to VW dealer as ours does a video of the undercarriage and I wanted them to have a look.

Turbo boost pipe seal was the issue. Washer replaced.

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Engine light on again, this time it's the turbo pipe itself that's the issue. So had that replaced, they didn't charge me for labour this time as they should have really picked up the issue the first time when they just changed the seal. Then the pipe was delayed for a day, so I asked for a free air con service for my troubles which took the girl on the phone 3 seconds to agree to. The new turbo pipe seems to have solved the rough start issue and now the air con is nice and cold.