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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7120 on: September 05, 2018, 02:25:26 pm »
put in a new clockspring and had the usual two hour struggle trying to get the airbag to engage back into the steering wheel,

brainwave in the middle of the night, a smidge of grease on the retaining springs and it went in straight away
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7121 on: September 08, 2018, 02:40:08 pm »
finally wired up the fog lights after years of procrastination, Jap import came with nasty chrome circles instead of lights, no provision in the loom for fogs so I had to run a wire through from the lightswitch (there's an easy way when you have the dash out, through the back of the wipers from memory), the rest was a breeze
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7122 on: September 10, 2018, 01:30:16 pm »
What did you do to your VAG today?
Started working on the body rust.

Offline kiwihigh

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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7123 on: September 10, 2018, 03:41:00 pm »
Moved into our new house... first time since I have owned the Mk2 (close to 10 years!) it has had a garage to live in.

Just gotta do some shopping to see if i can get an affordable Hoist ;D

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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7124 on: September 10, 2018, 03:52:53 pm »
Nice garage ceiling height.
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7125 on: September 10, 2018, 04:54:07 pm »
Nice garage ceiling height.

Congratulations on new house.
Yes, you could park them all in the garage Tavarish style with a hoist.
Is that a rear garage door too so you park more out the back?
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7126 on: September 11, 2018, 08:07:46 am »
Cheers Boys,

Is that a rear garage door too so you park more out the back?
 

Yep, got a wash bay and room for parking for one more, thought don't think i'll be allowed more cars (unless I can find a reasonable beetle)  ;D

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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7127 on: October 04, 2018, 09:01:44 am »
Moved into our new house... first time since I have owned the Mk2 (close to 10 years!) it has had a garage to live in.

Just gotta do some shopping to see if i can get an affordable Hoist ;D



that is an epic garage! the house New build?
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7128 on: October 04, 2018, 10:43:13 am »
that is an epic garage! the house New build?

Not built by us, house is less that 2 years old though.
The original owner was into horses and parked their horse float in it and guess the wash bay was there to wash out the float.
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7129 on: November 30, 2018, 01:14:08 pm »
went from this:



to this:



the Santa Monicas fill out the wheel arches so much more than the GTI BBSs, the guys at Tyre Tech who fitted the new Michelin PS4s were surprised that they were factory wheels
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7130 on: November 30, 2018, 01:37:45 pm »
Looks smart.
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7131 on: January 29, 2019, 09:50:43 am »
got it dirty (well, yesterday)



New Plymouth to Auckland via the Forgotten World Highway with 12km of unsealed road, took it easy but it's not often you see speed advisories on corners on State Highways of 15 kmh
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7132 on: January 30, 2019, 10:50:57 pm »
Sanding and taking out bog.

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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7133 on: January 31, 2019, 09:19:15 am »
Started the process of Nano coating the whole car. Got the front end done

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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7134 on: February 01, 2019, 08:48:38 am »
Modified the tune for overrun

She pops! is one way to put it. Fooking loud! Is another way to describe it

Scaring pedestrians and other drivers is most fun I've had in ages!
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7135 on: November 12, 2019, 04:48:20 pm »
unseized the wiper spindles, a bit of a mission
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7136 on: February 19, 2020, 03:53:38 pm »
Changed Wheels
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7137 on: February 19, 2021, 01:29:40 pm »
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new rear shocks and bump stops on the wagon, torqueing the bottom eye bolts with weight on was a mission as I couldn't get to them with the wheels on, all good now
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Re: What did you do to your VAG today?
« Reply #7138 on: February 20, 2021, 04:09:50 pm »
Yesterday. Replaced HPFP cam follower and o-ring.....when I eventually found it! It got tangled with my earbuds and ended up down the side of the seat.

I sense that the cam follower had been done before, as I'd noted one of the vacuum hoses had split at a join (right at the red arrow below) and had been most wrapped with silicon tape but there was still a mild leak. Cleaned the area up and applied yet more tape, this time working from the elbow down covering the previous tape too. Not sure if those pipes/hoses are available individually. They weren't for the Passat.

EDIT: Not sure if I'm imagining things but definitely running more smoothly and brakes suddenly feel sharper.



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