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100 - 200 - S4 - V8 / Re: URS4 "New-ish" OEM exhaust...
Last post by user2154 - June 22, 2024, 05:13:09 PM
Finally installed the Ebay RS2 exhaust manifold I bought 5 years ago, sprayed with graphite.

Mk7 Golf - Jetta / Re: My Jetta GLI
Last post by Pristle - June 22, 2024, 02:47:41 PM close as I can get without saying I'm envious.
Everyone should have a shed like that.
Lengthy list of  'to do's' which will keep you occupied for a while.
I've borrowed a shed space to get on with the job list over Winter.

Talk about shed envy!

Mk7 Golf - Jetta / Re: My Jetta GLI
Last post by 80 Vert - June 19, 2024, 11:45:32 AM
Yeah a bad tyre can certainly cause you to think the bearing is bad, mine was the same in that it was a very chunky blocky type of tread. You could run your hand across the tread and feel the high points of the tread in the way it had worn causing loads of noise.
In saying that, now that it is quiet with the replacement and its 95% better there's still a very slight vibration somewhere so I think an inspection of all the wheels is what I'll look at next but I'm not wasting any money on it because a new set of wheels and tyres will eventuate anyway.
Don't think it's in the front as there's nothing felt in the steering wheel.

The other thing I keep meaning to make time for are the couple of codes still in the right doors, the front door had that lock / unlock switch code but the switch works fine. Then the other day I went to grab something out of the passenger door and the interior light didn't come on and neither did the door open display on the MFD which suddenly made me realize that its the microswitch in the door lock itself, not the manual lock / unlock switch.
A quick google shows these locks to have loads of issues (Jetta / Tiguan) like Mk4's of old and are made in China, of course.
New ones are cheap though from VW so a new one is coming from FCP Euro. Door locks fine and I could leave it but I'd like it all to work.
Other than that its phenomenal, racking up the miles like crazy. Doing long distances with little to no stop start driving really does make a huge difference in keeping the oil clean as it's still like new.
By the time we are ready to push off again I would have added another 6-7 k miles and I'll service it with liqui Moly before parking it up. Need to also see if I can use a hoist somewhere to do a service on the DQ381.
A4 - S4 - RS 4 - A5 - S5 - RS 5 / Re: My Sprint blue A4 DTM
Last post by superfueler - June 18, 2024, 06:39:37 PM
General Discussion / Re: YouTube gems........
Last post by superfueler - June 17, 2024, 11:38:56 AM
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!