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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old December 22nd, 2017, 17:04   #18721
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We're way past all that - I was mostly kidding with my "decide if I want to keep it or not" comment. That decision should have been made 6 years and $20k ago

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=338260

All things considered, it doesn't owe me anything given all I've asked (and received) of it over the last 12 years, $80k and 250k miles. Currently at $0.315/mile all costs included and it's never left me stranded that I can remember.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 05:18   #18722
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I'm impressed you know what it's cost you. I just put a battery in my Wagon, it'll need new all-seasons in the Spring. Bought snows last year. No question that I'll keep driving it. We just did the 350K mile maintenance on my son's Golf night before last. He needs a battery, too. And this is the last season for his snows. But we probably have about $3K in that car including purchase and maintenance/repairs, and he's driven it nearly 100K miles in the last three years. Tell me that's not a bargain.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 09:27   #18723
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 09:35   #18724
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Arrow What I am doing for my Mk7 today

There is sand and salt on Tulsa roads this morning

TV reporting many crashes

Both cars are in the garage until roads clear.

.... no fender benders, no salt sand corrosion for us.
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Old December 24th, 2017, 08:18   #18725
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There is sand and salt on Tulsa roads this morning .... no fender benders, no salt sand corrosion for us.
No salt/sand/corrosion for us either. It's 75 out on 12/24 , I just mounted the Thule Rapid Crossroad feet I scored off CL yesterday to the Thule Aeroblade 47s I picked up for $25, then cored the feet with the locks off my old Thule square bar crossroad feet. Now, we'll see if I like the Aeroblades as much on the MkIV wagon as I do on my wife's MkV.
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Old December 26th, 2017, 09:54   #18726
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Just diagnosed a worn bell crank relay socket. Ordered a new 1st Gear Getter from DieselGeek, hope to get it & put it in by the weekend! It's a crappy time of year to be working with plastic bits...
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Old December 28th, 2017, 12:46   #18727
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On the Golf: Replaced the rear coil springs, both were broken. On the following test drive one of the rear wheel bearings started to groan, on to the third set already, in 230k km...
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Old December 28th, 2017, 13:18   #18728
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On the Golf: Replaced the rear coil springs, both were broken. On the following test drive one of the rear wheel bearings started to groan, on to the third set already, in 230k km...
I'm curious how both of your rear springs broke? Very unusual!
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Old December 28th, 2017, 13:33   #18729
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I'm curious how both of your rear springs broke? Very unusual!
Even more strange is that it passed inspection just a few weeks ago. One spring was broken almost in the middle, the other just about half a coil at the lower end.
Either the one that broke in the middle went first, putting the other spring under a different load than usual so that also snapped, or maybe that spring already was broken but not seen at the inspection.
Both looked fresh in the break though.

I had no idea about the other spring being broken until I removed it.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 05:53   #18730
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I'm curious how both of your rear springs broke? Very unusual!


Not only is unusual for rear broken springs, but also very unusual to be replacing rear wheel bearing 3 times, even is he's using spacers.


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Old December 30th, 2017, 11:08   #18731
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Not only is unusual for rear broken springs, but also very unusual to be replacing rear wheel bearing 3 times, even is he's using spacers.
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No spacers. First wheel bearing changed at 130k km and now again at 230k km, pretty normal for a mkV... The springs were the original ones.

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Old December 31st, 2017, 21:53   #18732
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No spacers. First wheel bearing changed at 130k km and now again at 230k km, pretty normal for a mkV... The springs were the original ones.
Maybe in Sweden. i'm still on original rear bearings and springs. 247k miles.
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Old January 1st, 2018, 06:36   #18733
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Maybe in Sweden. i'm still on original rear bearings and springs. 247k miles.
247k on original bearings is very good. Maybe some last longer than others, but it does seem like a bad design. Lot's of threads about bad mkV bearings on the 'net.
Like this:
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Maybe it's more common in europe , like worn camshafts are a NA thing?

Broken springs are probably caused by corrosion, we use a lot of salt on the roads over here. Mk4's suffered from that also.
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Old January 4th, 2018, 16:13   #18734
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247k on original bearings is very good. Maybe some last longer than others, but it does seem like a bad design. Lot's of threads about bad mkV bearings on the 'net.
Like this:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...=wheel+bearing
Maybe it's more common in europe , like worn camshafts are a NA thing?
Broken springs are probably caused by corrosion, we use a lot of salt on the roads over here. Mk4's suffered from that also.
You're right it's probably all the salt used. My cams still good too I must be lucky.
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Old Yesterday, 22:03   #18735
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I just had a broken front spring. I had a set of SRS springs. Seeing as I did not want to pony up for a completely new set of those springs (of which I really loved the handling) I opted for the lift kit springs. When I removed the other front spring I found the end of the bottom of that spring was broken. Well after about 5 days of driving the new springs... I really love em. Also, it will help with towing and kids getting bigger. It's funny switching from a dropped wagon to a lifted wagon. It feels like CUV now.

The SRS springs lasted about 100k miles with the lake sized pot holes and salted roads in my area.

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