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Technical Stuff / Reading Ambient Temp via OBD2
« Last post by vdubdave on Today at 09:27:56 pm »
I've been doing a little experimentation - mainly so I can see what effect my charge cooling ends up having on my engine intake temperature.
(With the amount of heat soak I get it sits around 60 deg C around town and 50 degC on the open road. I can get pre detonation (a misfire) when it goes above 65 deg C).

Has anyone been able to read the ambient air temp using an obd2 tool (I've tried both a OBDLinkMX via wifi and a Carista OBD2 via Bluetooth- and both either can't read PID46 or are returning a 0.
I know VW don't provide all of the SAE PIDs via the OBD2 and wondered if the ambient temp is one of the ones the don't give....
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I was going to re-paint my callipers but ended up just rubbing them with polishing compound. They came up good as new.
Before



After
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The left and right hand side foam mouldings on my Mk6 don't seem to be fitted correctly and I cant for the life of me seem to be able to work out how they should sit/fit? They have obviously been removed at some stage and not re installed correctly, does anyone have any images how they should fit from the factory?
Thanks in advance
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These would be new rims

I'm leaning towards these https://dtm.co.nz/assets/Marlin/WEBW-NICESSENMB.jpg

OR these (Plus making them black): https://dtm.co.nz/assets/Marlin/WEBW-REVW5573BKF.jpg

The 2nd link is the OEM Clubsport S rims, but I can get replica's made

Or these replica golf r ones (again made black though): https://dtm.co.nz/assets/Marlin/WEBW-REVW5586.jpg

I'd just be adding the weight back on that I gained from replacing the heavy stock exhaust with the milltek one, I think its something like 15 or 20kg weight saving

Here is a mk5 golf with the replica clubsport s rims equiped, don't know what tyres are on there




Now imagine those rims but blacked out with newly painted racing red calipers - maybe its not as cool as it sounds in my head, but I get excited when I think about it..
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18 x7.5 reps ?

do you know the offset and weight ?

factory 18s are heavy, black paint probably makes them heavier.

 :laugh:
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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Last post by GLIDN on Today at 02:12:02 pm »
How are you finding them?

* Did you notice fuel economy decrease?
* Did you notice extra grip?
* Any difference in handling around corners?
* How far do the tyres stick out from the body - can you post some pictures please?

Thanks

Im considering a similiar setup which would involce the 235/40/18 tyres together with some new black rims and all the badges blacked out

Hennie - can you reccomend someone on the shore who can black out the badges and also repaint the gti's red calipers?

I have new OEM replica ED30 wheels if that's of any interest.

Regarding your query?
Absolutely - Go see Custom Coating on the shore.
They can do it all. Best part is they are extremely skilled in their profession.

Let him know I referred you. Should look after you a little better.
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Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: Mk6 Owners - Your cars please
« Last post by McDoof on Today at 01:34:14 pm »
1+2 makes a huge difference, beware no. 2 will introduce more cabin noise
I did mine because the old ones were split and replaced them with the SuperPro bushes. I didn't really notice any difference in NVH
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nice photo.

just a little balloony look

 :laugh:

It only took me 2 days to get used to the look. I quite like it now.
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nice photo.

just a little balloony look

 :laugh:
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Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: Mk6 Owners - Your cars please
« Last post by Naekyr on Today at 12:02:16 pm »
Looks good. Best colour for a MK6 GTI.
If you are struggling for grip I would suggest 2 things.
1. Get decent rubber.
2. Replace your LCA bushes with an anti lift kit. There are a few around, Powerflex, Superpro, Whiteline.

1+2 makes a huge difference, beware no. 2 will introduce more cabin noise
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