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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old January 26th, 2019, 14:19   #61
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If that is true about the brakes I will for sure be going in to see what they say. It was not noticed on the test drive or even the drive home. It seems to be from a higher speed when you are hardly pressing the brake when you get the pulsing.


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Thats usually first sign of warping. Have them cpo replace those with oem.
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Old January 26th, 2019, 14:20   #62
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Alright things to consider then. I had assumed the fuel filter was on the bottom. More reading to do lol.

That does make sense to me, and could cause a problem, but that would have been the dealer doing it not me. Could also have been caused by previous owner getting the breaks too hot. Wasn’t from he as I don’t ride the breaks.


The gym I go to may be closed so I might have found time to stroll over to the dealer lol.


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Old January 26th, 2019, 23:37   #63
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Received a text from the dealer today with them asking about the car and my happiness regarding it. I raised a few comments, the MDI to 30 pin was one, that one they were unable to assist on as “the technology was not available when your car was released so we can’t get one to you” it’s a bs excuse for “my manager said no he’ll have to buy a $65 MDI to lightning cable to do use his iPhone” (to which I will not). Regardless this was honestly expected, I got the same treatment from VWoA and as many have stated I don’t need one.

I also raised the concern that my car came with the VW mat in the back with the storage blocks should have come with. With this endeavor I was successful. I received a text from the lady who sold me the car that the blocks can be picked up when I go to get my cars phase 2 work done or at my earliest connivence. I will likely go tomorrow before work as I will be semi in the area. When it is in for phase 2 I will have them replace the tail light that gets some condensation in it when cold because why not... I have a warranty why not use it.

Also, filled up for the second time since I brought it home. Averaged 37.8 this last tank, and 36.6 the tank before (hand calculated using Fuelly). I have tracked currently right around 700 miles since I first signed papers. Very pleased with the mileage given the hills I drive. Also have pretty much cut my fuel cost more than in half when compared to my truck. For this many miles I would be on tank three and each tank average cost was about $60 a visit to the pump (that was Costco price!). I assume I could get it higher if I eased up on the cruise control on the freeway, but what can I say, 70-75 suits me lol.


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Old January 28th, 2019, 04:38   #64
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I guess the doors aren't either. I noticed water on the inside of the door thresholds after sitting in the rain all night. Never seen that before on my other vehicles. It's as if the water ran in at the window seals and dripped through the doors, exiting at the bottom onto the thresholds.

Inside threshold? Was it above the rubber gasket or under it or on the sill?

I have door sill protectors and its not uncommon to see water sitting on top of it there is no weather sealing there, but it hasn't crossed the rubber gasket to be up on the plastic part.
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Old January 29th, 2019, 09:02   #65
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Changed a few things. Blacked out the golf and the TDI badge on the back with some spray vinyl, also added a thin blue/red/green line decal. With where I live I have a special respect for firefighters as they have saved both my old home and my new home on over 5 occasions. Also, support our troops and our cops as both at times can be very thankless jobs. Also swapped out my license plate frames to some lower profile black ones.

I found some wheels I am liking. Doesn’t look like many are running them if any. Just found them scanning tirerack last night. Sparco Podio wheels. Price is much more agreeable than the Neuspeed wheels. I am just trying to find their load rating to make sure it’s not too low. Other than these wheels the Motegi MR118 is a front runner as well.


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Old January 30th, 2019, 02:32   #66
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The MDI to L cable can be had for about $15 on ebay.

What would look great around your license plate is a TDIClub frame! Helps support Fred's, too.
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Old January 30th, 2019, 13:25   #67
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Today replaced the factory all weather mats with the weather tech mats. More coverage for sure. Seem thinner and less mailable than the tdi mats. Think anyone will want to buy factory floor TDI mats?



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Old January 30th, 2019, 15:34   #68
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Mine came with both the rubber and the carpet mats, I really like the rubber ones. I have Weathertech in my truck but the rubber TDI mats looked so good to me I decided to use them. After looking at your Weathertechs though I am re-considering. Did you get the cargo mat as well?
edit: Is that an Excursion in the pics? Or just an Explorer

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Old January 30th, 2019, 16:41   #69
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No I did not get the weather tech rear cargo mat. I couldn’t justify it. Plus with school in session and my long breaks between classes (I am a commuter) I have taken to laying down the passenger side rear seat and crawling in the back hatch to lay down lol. Won’t be a bad space to take a nap, or when I go camping I suppose I now have a mobile tent!

Yes that is an Excursion! 2002 with the 7.3 diesel! Only a 2wd though. Parents got it new back in 02 and it’s got around 240k on it now. About 190k of that towing a boat weighing about 11-12k loaded, and prior to that Skipjack a 33 foot Terry travel trailer that was about 9k loaded if memory serves. That is far from the coolest thing we have for cars on our property We have a classic vw flat 4 stroked and bored to a 2276 in the back of our dune buggy!


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Old January 30th, 2019, 17:48   #70
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Yes that is an Excursion! 2002 with the 7.3 diesel! Only a 2wd though. Parents got it new back in 02 and it’s got around 240k on it now.

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I have a garage kept 2002 7.3 F-350 CC LB SRW 4WD with 177K on the clock, looks and drives like new. I love that truck but the GSW gets 3X the mileage and can actually make U turns and fit in parking spaces. The 350 will now be used for towing and hauling duty only.
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Old January 31st, 2019, 11:43   #71
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Would you guys recommend running some of the Liqui Moly diesel purge through when I do the fuel filter change here in about 2800 miles? I saw it on ID parts and I know other diesels are really finiky on their injectors and fuel system. From my understanding after you pull the old filter out, clean out the filter housing, put the new filter in and put the cleaner in before topping the canister off with regular diesel then secure the lid. From my reading this is the best way to get the diesel purge into the fuel system. Recommendations? I know that some gasser cars like injector cleaner every once and a while. And remember this car sat for about 5-7 months before phase 1 was done.


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Old February 1st, 2019, 05:40   #72
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Kinda up to you, I've never used diesel purge specifically, but I've always added power service to the fuel filter canister during swap outs. I used to pull the canister and drain it completely then fill all the way with PS. Now I just pull the filter and toss in a new on then top up.

The tank pump will flush the fuel filter canister quite quickly and send most of the additive back to the tank. diesel purge was supposed to be closed loop to run strictly on diesel purge which is difficult with electronic lift pump in the tank.
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Old February 1st, 2019, 07:55   #73
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Thank you for your input! I will look into that product as well!


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Old February 2nd, 2019, 13:24   #74
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Okay so seeing as these tires should be good for over another year (even at my weekly driving amount) the wheels will be waiting a while for sure. I have decided though, that the MR118 is likely my go to option, pricing is great, styling will look great, they have one of the strongest load ratings out of the wheels I looked at which will be beneficial with me living down a dirt road I believe, as well as being lighter than a couple of the other options I had looked at coming in at 22 lbs per rim in the 17 inch size.

I am also working on a deal with one of my neighbors about a VCDS so I can properly do the maintenance items as well as a few tweaks I am looking into that seem quite nice (Urban Joke maybe, needle sweep, maybe key fob control of the windows, passenger mirror dip, and the ESC Sport (still unaware if this needs any additional hardware/coding, but I know through VCDS you can get the option to come up in the infotainment system)).

Additionally, with my constant night driving just about every night of the week I am starting to not like these headlights as much. While yes they put out ample light, and the distance is not too shabby, I am color blind and the yellow light makes me lose things in my peripheral and gives me a slight headache. I know there are some options for aftermarket headlights in the stock reflector housing but as with every other reflector housing HIDs are not recommended. I know there is a kit for the H7c HIDs, but after seeing complaints of some greenish tinge to it, I am not even going to gamble with the cost of $150 as green is the main issue I have lol. It seems that Ed's are a favorite among the community? Looking on his site I am really liking the 2018 Golf R style with the dynamic turn signals. I believe them to be very reasonably priced being completely plug and play all the while upgrading to projector style headlights and giving the front end a nice an update and a modern look. From what I can tell, these have a projector hi beam which I find to be something unusual, but after looking at pictures on line with how they shoot light I cannot complain with the results. Also the halogen "flash to pass" hi beam bulb is a nice touch to keep the HIDs living nice and long.

These are the exact ones I am looking at. I would be going with the upgrade to the Morimoto 5500k HID lights. These will not be my first set of HIDs, I have used cheaper alternatives with much success on other vehicles, but coming from the GM world Morimotos were raved about as being great. After emailing Ed he quickly responded and filled me in on a few questions, he is soon to be adding a pre-order function to his site for the headlights which will be rather nice!
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Old February 4th, 2019, 04:34   #75
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lots of people love Eds, well worth the money IMO. Love the mk7.5 R style for the mk7, would be the one's I would get as well.
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