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Mk5 General Area / Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Last post by SANDEGTI on Yesterday at 11:48:14 pm »
Just so you know pudding, I came from an f30 330d msport to my current pirelli edition. I only owned the beemer for 6 months before doing a deal with some local guy, it was so bloody boring, even with a stage 1 map. The chassis is good but the steering is nothing short of awful. No feel what so ever.
But, it was a lovely car to look at and be in and the ZF box is superb. Just some food for thought mate.

 I was considering one of these but they are too much money right now, but definitely on the table for the economy as we drive a lot for work and city driving is pretty terrible for MPG as it suffers!!! I'm still not 100% a fan of the look of them, I normally like sleeper looking cars but it's kind of in between. I think I need a test drive!!
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Hugyourcar.com
« Last post by SANDEGTI on Yesterday at 11:36:54 pm »
Favourite sandwich... hmmm... I'm really torn between a good old crisp sandwich with a good amount of butter or just a classic cheese and ham sandwich. My partners is chicken and mayo, I had to ask her!  :party:

Music, pretty much willing to try anything, whatever the mood! I do like dance and some rap, the old school stuff too.

Honestly the plan with the car is just to keep going with it, we have loved it since the beginning besides all the problems. Quite literally had thousands spent in the last year (a lot on warranty thankfully) timing chain snapped first week after driving it back which was a huge scare because a lot of the time they go bang. Looking and going back, if I bought another car I would have it checked out straight away as not worth the risk. I was also a little naive in the fact there was a chain AS WELL as a belt, until it went I had no idea which is hilarious looking back. I had checked the belt had been replaced recently which made the decision for me upon buying it. I've learnt so much about cars, I've been doing everything myself recently which is saving me a lot of money, some things are still too complicated but I'm not afraid of doing anything. I've had it mapped which was amazing at the same time I done diverter valve which was split and oh my word we were a bit shocked! I never really knew what I was missing. Next I'm doing "Stage 2" mods, once I've fixed all the little nibbles at the bank account  :thinking:

I'm only 22 but have been loving cars since the first Fast & Furious, with my dad a subaru fanatic we used to go to many scooby meets a lot of Friday's in Norwich, in which further fueled it I think!! But yes from my standpoint all my friends and family members are just stuck on a lot of these dopamine inducing social media platforms which is a shame, it's kinda driving people away from actually interacting with people properly or in real life. I try and do a bit of both, as my dad told me everything in moderation is fine! Although I undoubtedly spend too much time on Youtube watching AdamC and others  :happy2:

Anyway I've waffled way too much, maybe I'm the crazy one!!  :jumping: Just wanted to say a big thank you to you for your contribution on this forum as it's helped me fix a lot of little issues and confirmed my thoughts (even threads that are many years old!). I owe you a beer!
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Mk5 General Area / Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Last post by Freem82 on Yesterday at 07:55:54 pm »
Just so you know pudding, I came from an f30 330d msport to my current pirelli edition. I only owned the beemer for 6 months before doing a deal with some local guy, it was so bloody boring, even with a stage 1 map. The chassis is good but the steering is nothing short of awful. No feel what so ever.
But, it was a lovely car to look at and be in and the ZF box is superb. Just some food for thought mate.
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I would have a look at the condition - depending how bad it is just a spray contact cleaner may do, if bad needle file the crud off and add dab of dialectic grease to help it seal.
If you go back in and find its clean, it would suggest the light has failed.
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Mk5 General Area / Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Last post by colesey on Yesterday at 06:16:02 pm »
@mjmallia - don’t think twice about adding the braided hose as it makes a bigger difference than the bleeder block restrictor. Clutch action becomes quicker / lighter / more accurate.
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Strong pull to the right
« Last post by Hobo Ben on Yesterday at 05:25:09 pm »
Update: I've replaced the rear control arms and eccentric bolts; all alignment values are within specs now. The pull to the right is the same, so probably it wasn't caused by the out of spec and asymmetric rear toe value. At least the handling of the car is a bit better…

Regarding the front brake drag: I’ve lifted the front wheels and compared how they roll while they’re in the air. As I suspected, there’s more friction at the right wheel, but the difference is very tiny, I can’t believe this can cause such a strong pull, especially with my experiences with the stuck calipered Passat.

The previous owner changed the right sway bar link (by himself) this spring according to his service log. Is there any way that he screwed up something, installed it in a wrong way and that cause a pull? I don’t think so, but now I’m desperate, because I can’t think any other cause.
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Mk5 General Area / Pretty bad PCV…
« Last post by SANDEGTI on Yesterday at 04:54:19 pm »
Hello everyone, decided to have a little tear down today and checked over a few things and managed to get the PCV off and take a little look. I didn’t quite expect the gunk and oil as the car only seemed a little lumpy, nothing serious but on inspection it should be running like absolute sh*t!! Ordered a new one including the gasket as would rather be safe and not have to do it again for a while.

Would definitely recommend checking it if you haven’t for a little while, we had no obvious symptoms apart from a slightly rough idle. I am no expect but with 20 minutes and a couple of basic tools, it’s very simple to do.  :grin:

















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Mk5 General Area / Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Last post by mjmallia on Yesterday at 03:46:03 pm »
After looking at getting a braided line for the clutch, I stumbled across the removal of the clutch delay valve in the bleeder block......so decided to tackle that. Quite an easy and quick job, then bleed the clutch again

My info came from here
https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/12185-tutorial-clutch-delay-valve-removal-manual-cars/

Mine was also black, where the majority are yellow. Not had a chance to drive the car yet



UPDATE Just drove the car and it is a lot smoother and instant if that makes sense. I like it  :happy2:
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Hugyourcar.com
« Last post by breeze on Yesterday at 03:19:26 pm »
Actually getting to the point of not really enjoying driving my edition 30. Unless it's having its head kicked in i don't find it a particularly nice drive anymore. Getting old I guess.

Seems a shame giving up on the ED30 - you have so much time/money invested in - can you tuck it up for some day in the future? or has this got to be your deposit on the replacement?

What’s the reason you don’t enjoy it? When I bought my car it was on aftermarket springs. Best thing I did was swap in Sachs OEM spec shocks and springs. You might find that a more compliant ride makes a big difference to your enjoyment.

First time I have ever reverted a car to standard. Just getting older!
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Hugyourcar.com
« Last post by rich83 on Yesterday at 12:16:20 pm »
Actually getting to the point of not really enjoying driving my edition 30. Unless it's having its head kicked in i don't find it a particularly nice drive anymore. Getting old I guess.

Seems a shame giving up on the ED30 - you have so much time/money invested in - can you tuck it up for some day in the future? or has this got to be your deposit on the replacement?

I'll keep it for now but it's on borrowed time. Wife's 1 series is going at the end of the year for something completely different which will be an interesting change.
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