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Mk1 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco / Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Last post by dave on Today at 09:25:09 pm »
Rallye/cliff green 8)

Mk2 Golf - Jetta - Corrado / Re: Handbrake not applying on one side
« Last post by mk2mitch on Today at 06:08:20 pm »
Took it to the specialist place that rebuilt the caliber and they got it sorted it. So if anyone comes across this, here is what was wrong. Had both me and the place that did my WOF very confused but turned out to be a simple fix.
Still doesn't make sense how this fixed it as the side in question was hitting the end spot when the handbrake was pulled but this is their resolution:
They rebuilt another spare calliper I had and it still was doing the same thing so they had a bit of a play around. Apparently the other side was too tight on the adjustment on the handbrake leaver so they backed it off and the side that wasn't biting enough started biting better that the other side. Not too sure how that works cause each side is independent of each other.
Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: Ownership experience
« Last post by dummer on Today at 05:17:43 pm »
wonder what ended up with
General Discussion / Re: Stereo advice
« Last post by schattenblau on Today at 04:50:17 pm »
good value on those sonys.

plays discs, usb and modern formats like flac.

episode 10 up now
Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: Advice: Scirocco R
« Last post by GLIDN on Today at 03:35:06 pm »
scirocco is somewhat based of the mk5  platform.

Equipped with the mk6 GTI engine for the 2.0TSI, can have mk5 steering wheel and red cluster dash, otherwise mk6 gti steering wheel and white cluster.

Scirocco R has the same CDL engine as per the Golf R. So yes, performance increases are largely the same. If that's of any interest to you.
They are good cars, providing they have been serviced and maintained well.

Any reason you're specifically after a scirocco over say a golf?

So I have a 2010 Golf TSI mk6 (nothing ...sporty I know but this is the only VW related forum I could find in NZ). We recently imported it from Japan and it came with one keyfob, I assume the other is sitting a drawer of junk along with some old chopsticks and a pair of forgotten schoolgirl panties from a vending machine somewhere in Osaka.

Apparently replacing this lost keyfob requires a huge amount of anal shafting and a heavy load lifting from my wallet, somewhere in the vicinity of $500-700 according to a Mr Minit guy my partner spoke to the other day.  Does anyone know how to get the replacement keyfob and the required services done a little more reasonably than VW themselves?  I'm in Wellington.  Thanks!

Hi Boxdog, Sorry for posting on such an old thread, I got exactly the same type of car Mk6 Golf, 118tsi, Jap import, and the same problem, did you manage to find a replacement cheaper that the VW quoted price?
General Discussion / Re: Stereo advice
« Last post by Pushbutton_auto on Today at 01:05:09 pm »
Yeah, I always like Sony sound  ..

Always had Blaupunkts (3) and an Alpine, (+ whatever was in the Ooze) in the Audis.

Still got them in a box somewhere.

But the USB has changed all that, love the 1,000 song thing ... even if some slowly cut out or skip ..  :laugh:

Gotta fix the aerial (radio) and sort out the back window heater, apparently broken when they were installing the JVC ...  ::)
Aren't R888s semi-slick race tyres?

Looks like the Vredesteins are 260 Euro each, which would work out at well over $2k landed here for a set of four.
Tempted to just go 225/50R15.

Didn't have much time over the weekend and don't want to make my cracked rib worse, but I did fit a shiny new ignition coil.

I love a car parts delivery. Three deliveries is even better.
Head gasket set from MAR Motorsports, timing belt set and various bits from FCP Euro (stocking up on oil filters at 1/3 of NZ price) plus some bits from Jaycar.

My Personal Opinion is

if you don't spend all day idling in traffic, then go per kilometers,

If you do damn all kms but sit in bumper to bumper traffic everyday then do it based on Time.

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