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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 Yesterday, 10:04   #1096
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Night blue metallic is a beautiful color. I ended up with a white car because that's what our dealer had with a manual transmission (never titled, not bought back). And after 16 years of driving an Indigo Blue car I was ready for a change. However, I've seen a few night blue cars since and wish there had been one available. I like what you've done.

Thanks! My favorite color is blue, yet this is only my 3rd blue car. I've had 5 silver cars and was coming out of my 6th ruby red so my first choice was Silk Blue. When I found this one it was the perfect combo of Blue over Gray pleather, clean vehicle history/condition and price. Having lived with it for a while now, I'm loving the color as I have yet to see another Night Blue in person but I've seen a few Silk Blue ones.

Totally agree about modern paint systems, as the craft has evolved to the point that they know the absolute minimum amount of material they can use. I miss the days of multi-coat clear systems. Even the Mrs's 535i has quite a lot of paint chips and pitting after just 3 years and 60k miles which I feel is not acceptable for a vehicle that was $69,000 new.

I did do some minor paint correction on mine, but I grew up next door to my Grandfather's paint and body shop so I know it could be worse.
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Old Yesterday, 10:18   #1097
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Night blue metallic is a beautiful color. I ended up with a white car because that's what our dealer had with a manual transmission (never titled, not bought back). And after 16 years of driving an Indigo Blue car I was ready for a change. However, I've seen a few night blue cars since and wish there had been one available. I like what you've done.
Just noticed your signature noting you as a Principle of idparts... my first order from idparts (DSG service kit) arrived on Tuesday. I had seen idparts mentioned on here and on the vortex. Thanks for your contributions here and great deals!
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Old Yesterday, 10:38   #1098
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Tried to install my Polar FIS last night. Found out that in Kerma's shipment, some were missing the cable that goes from the FIS to the factory plug in. They sent it out first thing today so no big deal, stuff happens. Just a warning to anyone who has ordered it, may take a couple extra days to receive it.
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Old Yesterday, 11:32   #1099
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post a video and impressions of it once you get it.
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post a video and impressions of it once you get it.
Will do after the weekend
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Old Yesterday, 12:38   #1101
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Just noticed your signature noting you as a Principle of idparts... my first order from idparts (DSG service kit) arrived on Tuesday. I had seen idparts mentioned on here and on the vortex. Thanks for your contributions here and great deals!
Thanks for the order! We sell diesel parts because we own and drive diesels (I have six ) and are excited that VW is now reselling the bought back cars. We expect that most purchasers will be enthusiasts, more like it was in the MKIV days.
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Old Today, 04:37   #1102
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Anyone feel comfortable rolling up to 130k on a rubber timing belt?


It costs the same to do it sooner, I don't understand the risk involved on a belt that can go bad without even using it?

Just be cause the X is in the 130k column further to the right doesn't mean the quality or dependability is the same or increased....

Dry rot anyone?



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Old Today, 05:33   #1103
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Belts usually aren't the problem it's the rollers and other things the belt rides on that could go out. If the engine loses timing, best bet you're looking for a new head as its an "interference engine" (valves contact pistons and something smashes).

Age of the belt probably only is an issue if it's getting over 10 years, hopefully a TDI owner is racking up the miles before dry rot is an issue (even for those NOS that sat for a couple years).

With that being said, it's a preventative maintenance, there probably have been countless owners that never even thought about the TB and put on +200K without issues.

I had my 2010 replaced at 120K (was the spec) and kinda wish I had saved the $1100 as it was bought back and crushed by VW with about 140K a year and half later, I guess I slept a little better with the new TB though.
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Old Today, 05:57   #1104
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I wouldn't go much past 6 years on the belt system regardless of mileage. Since my GSW is already 3 years old and has a whopping 9K miles on it, I don't think I'll get to 130K before it's 6 years old. I'll just replace it at some convenient interval in 2020 or 2021.

My B4 got its belt about 6 years ago and is only 35K into its 60K interval. I'll probably replace it soon.
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Old Today, 06:42   #1105
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My 09 had cracks in it replaced it in 2014. Factory belt 5, years old, 210k miles.

I plan on doing mine somewhere in 80-100 miles.

Few hundred dollars, several few thousand saved.






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Old Today, 09:19   #1106
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I'm ultimately going for a DIY GTD (since we don't get them on this side of the pond.) I re-purposed the extra "G" I had from when I de-badged "Golf" and added it in front of the TDI badge and then removed the "I" for my very own DIY GTD badge.

time to look for some nogaro rims
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