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Old May 7th, 2019, 12:44   #1
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Hello Everyone! First post here. New car to me, and my first VW & diesel. This is my 3rd turbo car. Previously had a 1987 Mazda Turbo II, and a 2005 WRX wagon.
I'm very pleased so far with the build quality and features. I lucked out finding a Golf with everything I wanted including tint and the extended spoiler.
Thinking of a Polar FIS as my first upgrade, then ECU/DSG tune. Been busy detailing the heck out of this car that's been in the CA desert for the last 2 years as a dieselgate VW buyback! I've only driven it a couple hundred miles but my initial impressions are a great quality, and solid handling/braking. I do hate the dead spot from a stop and can't wait to fix that with a tune. I love the downshifting it does, but it seems to go into neutral a little too soon as you come to a stop which requires a bit of last moment braking. Still getting to know the car, but it sure pulls nicely and the DSG shifting is fast.
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Old June 25th, 2019, 14:53   #2
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I've managed to rack up 3K miles and already changed the cabin air filter, the engine air filter, bled the brakes, and fixed the problematic start button. I also got the vinyl rear VW badge in candy white to match the car.
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Old June 27th, 2019, 08:53   #3
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Nice to see another white Golf! I have pretty much the same car, but a mk7. Enjoy racking up the miles!
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Old July 2nd, 2019, 15:03   #4
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Congrats on the new to you TDI. I've read that a lot of the people that buy a dieselgate vehicle complain of the sluggishness it has and will get an ECU and DSG tune to transform it into a completely different vehicle in the way it drives.

To have the pictures you uploaded to the TDIClub picture serve show up in your post like I was able to below, you have to copy the url (link in the address bar) of the picture and then click on the image icon (the icon 3 over from globe that allows you to hyperlink a url) above the message body. A box will appear near the top of the page and that is where you will paste the url that you copied earlier.

I like to look of rear badge color matched to the color of the car.


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Old September 27th, 2019, 17:38   #5
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Thanks @3l3m3nt I still can't seem to figure it out. Changed out the fuel filter to complete the 60K service. Took 10 minutes and used VagCom to prime fuel system for 60 seconds.
Also updated some features with the VagCom, 4 blinks for convenience, emergency braking, All windows up/down with remote held, removed door ding with door open, coming home lights to light up driveway, etc for 20 sec. after exiting car, and a few more. Couldn't seem to turn off led running lights when low beams are on though.

Well adjusted to car now. Handling is very good and loves to be thrown into tight lower speed corners. Great balance!
See ya @ 90K!

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Old October 1st, 2019, 15:22   #6
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Quick 2 hour spirited drive in El Dorado County, CA.




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Old October 16th, 2019, 08:07   #7
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Added 15mm spacers to rear wheels, effectively changing the 51mm offset to 36mm with the stock Salamanca 17x7.5 wheels.
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Old October 17th, 2019, 13:06   #8
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Looks great!
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