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A4 - S4 - RS 4 - A5 - S5 - RS 5 / Re: My Sprint blue A4 DTM
Last post by superfueler - June 12, 2024, 06:11:46 PM
LED lights working well, no warning messages.  :)

General Discussion / Re: The Official Spotted Threa...
Last post by the phantom - June 11, 2024, 02:18:47 PM
a couple of Saturdays ago, not one, but two RR Cullinans heading north over the Harbour Bridge, a lot of money to spend on something that looks like a bloated London taxi
General Discussion / Re: 98......Gull phasing it ou...
Last post by Period_Correct_ - June 10, 2024, 05:46:28 AM
Fantastic. 95 FTW!
General Discussion / Re: 98......Gull phasing it ou...
Last post by Pristle - June 10, 2024, 12:43:57 AM
From Gull:
Hi Paul, thanks for your message and your feedback. I can confirm that throughout 2024 we will switch our 98 pumps to 95, this will take place across our entire network. This was a not a decision we made lightly but we can see a greater demand for our 95 product.  We did look at keeping a select few 98 pumps around but in the end this was not possible.  I hope this help answer your question but please let me know if you need anything or have any other questions.
Technical Stuff / ABS controller for 8P S3 recod...
Last post by sss3 - June 09, 2024, 11:12:19 PM
I have a 2009 8P S3 and it has an 1K0614517BE ABS pump that started telling me to drive carefully to the nearest workshop....

Really. Hill hold, ESP and all that really specific expensive stuff.

Anyway I have now paid big bucks in Oz for a remanufactured ABS controller, sent them the problematic one etc.

I am wondering if I should get them to clone my old one to the "new" one at $190 or if my mate the mech can do it easy enough.

Anyone been in this space before?
Mk7 Golf - Jetta / Re: My Jetta GLI
Last post by Pristle - June 05, 2024, 12:02:08 PM
Quote from: 80 Vert on May 27, 2024, 12:32:44 PMCar went well other than a very noisy growly tyre in the back, has a horrible vibration too at 70mph right where you mostly sit at.
Next stop took a look at that and its some cheap nasty rock hard 480 treadwear chinese garbage tyre. The other side rear is a Firestone which is quiet so I'll end up getting another one of those to match giving me two pairs on the car.

I almost replaced a rear wheel bearing with the noise I was experiencing on the Mk5 Wagen not long after I bought her. The owner of the shop I took it to grinned and said "let's get it on the hoist'. He then showed me how 'blocky' the tyres were. "Two things: 1. the wheels are wrong, not right offset for the car and 2. cheap Asian tyres, get decent brand". Some may offended by the latter, but Edwin is Asian.
Mk3 Golf - Vento / Steering column/rack spline an...
Last post by frostmotorsport - June 04, 2024, 07:25:38 PM
Hi, unsure if this should be here or in Technical....

After info on the steering column / rack spline size or spec - I'm looking to move the column into the car and really dislike the factory joints and joiners. Bonus points if you can help me find aftermarket unis in the hope I can implement an intermediate shaft to allow relocating the rack.

(not, custom racecar column mounting, hence the need)

100 - 200 - S4 - V8 / URS4 "New-ish" OEM exhaust "bu...
Last post by user2154 - June 02, 2024, 04:44:15 PM
Bought this full OEM exhaust and cats from a member here 2 years ago and it has been sitting in my shed since. Well I finally got some motivation to do some maintenance. Also have RS2 replica exhaust manifold to go on.

don't know why images are not working...[

Old shop special vs "new" OEM

Mk7 Golf - Jetta / Re: My Jetta GLI
Last post by 80 Vert - June 02, 2024, 02:12:19 PM
With our 1200 mile drive taking us to Newport News in the state of Virginia to help a friend with a not so nice situation he's found himself in, he was certainly glad to see some familiar faces and appreciated the help.
The Jetta once again coming into its own, carting around 3 people and all of their belongings with ease. Believe it or not but everything fits in the boot which is pretty amazing and I love it.
Many runs to Harbor Freight tools, Home Depot and Walmart to get things we need to solve one of his problems.
It's returning around 16-17km / L which is really amazing, uses zero oil or coolant and after around 2000+ miles now the oil is still perfectly clean.
Got another Firestone tyre shipped to me via Ebay and had that fitted locally, lucky I was there watching him as he was going to put the wheel back on without balancing it WTF?
Once I told him I wanted it balanced he charged me an extra $10 on top of the $30 fitting fee (USD) which I thought was a excessive.
The final straw was him using his impact to put the wheel back on, at that point I told him to go away and did it myself by hand.
Tyre fitted my horrible noise is gone so all seems well, need to get it on the highway and see how it is at 70-80mph.
It's funny how NZ has gone crazy with banning plastics and conserving energy etc, once you've been here a while you realize all of that is a total waste of time as everything here is wrapped / packaged in plastic, fuel is still cheap so lots of people still drive large pickups with V8's and supermarkets hand out plastic bags by the 100's.
The amount of plastic waste at our Hotel breakfast is crazy, it's just the way it is.

Nicely written as usual Rob!