What did you do to your MK7 today?

Stealth TDI

Pre-Forum Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 13, 1998
Location
Newport News, VA
TDI
2017 GTI APR Stage 3 (395 hp/376 lb-ft)
Hello,

I've had my screen upgrade installed for about a week. The price of admission stings a bit, but I still love it. I got into a friend's GTI last week and his display looks small. HAHA!





Full write-up here. YouTube video here.

Scott
 

AGOODHI

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2011
Location
NorCal
TDI
MKVII GSW, MKVI Golf
...washed
...raised headlamps via VCDS
...attempt to correct MPG via VCDS (changed from 100 to 105)
...installed new Findway 3D floor mats
 

1854sailor

Resident Curmudgeon
Joined
Aug 10, 2004
Location
Westerly, RI
TDI
2015 Golf SE SportWagen, 2015 Golf SE Hatch Back.
Yesterday, actually. Picked it up from the body shop. They did an excellent job of matching and blending.

Before:



After:

 

Blue_Hen_TDI

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Oct 23, 2005
Location
Slower, DE
TDI
owned: 96 B4V, 06 Golf, 12 NMS, 15 GSW
Fuel door failed locked on my GTI today. Still under warranty so I took it to closest stealer this morning. Get a call around noon: "Sir, your car is ready. We replaced a faulty actuator. Oh, by the way, we had to break your fuel door to get it open. We ordered a new one and the body shop should have it painted in about two weeks"


FML
 

STLTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2013
Location
Raleigh, NC
TDI
2017 GTI SE
I installed the OEM European aspherical blind spot mirrors from DAP on my GSW. I would highly recommend these. Love them so far. Took maybe 15 minutes total.
 

GreenLantern_TDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2014
Location
Iowa
TDI
2015 GOLF SEL
I installed the OEM European aspherical blind spot mirrors from DAP on my GSW. I would highly recommend these. Love them so far. Took maybe 15 minutes total.
Yes these are a must have for VW small mirrors. No place for stick on cheaters.
 

RIP TDI

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 16, 2000
Location
Santa Barbara, CA
TDI
'15 GSW SE 6MT...... '01 Golf GLS 5MT.... '96 Passat Variant....
Fuel door failed locked on my GTI today. Still under warranty so I took it to closest stealer this morning. Get a call around noon: "Sir, your car is ready. We replaced a faulty actuator. Oh, by the way, we had to break your fuel door to get it open. We ordered a new one and the body shop should have it painted in about two weeks"


FML
There is a TSB on this. Here is a reference to it (w/o number) with pix and DIY fix. I'm guessing there may be more than one failure mode for this symptom. I did the "rib shave" proactively even though I haven't yet had the symptom.
 

chrislane31

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2015
Location
CT
TDI
mk7 Golf TDI
Just got my car about a week ago. CPO 2015 Golf SEL TDI 6 speed. Threw in a new cabin and air filter, some yellow fogs, OEM euro headlight switch, titanium black exhaust tips and just ordered the Euro short shift kit.
 

Blue_Hen_TDI

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Oct 23, 2005
Location
Slower, DE
TDI
owned: 96 B4V, 06 Golf, 12 NMS, 15 GSW
There is a TSB on this. Here is a reference to it (w/o number) with pix and DIY fix. I'm guessing there may be more than one failure mode for this symptom. I did the "rib shave" proactively even though I haven't yet had the symptom.
In my case, the fuel door failed locked.

And apparently:

1. VW’s procedure is to rip the f***ing fuel door off to get to the failed actuator and then make you wait weeks for the new fuel door to come in and go to the body shop for painting.

Or

2. The VW dealer service network is filled with incompetent monkeys.
 

hillmatic

Active member
Joined
Mar 20, 2018
Location
Bay Area
TDI
2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI
Today I almost sh*t myself trying to pump diesel. I couldn't get the pump to go into the tank. That's when I noticed the piece of plastic blocking the tank. Luckily after some frantic research, I realized it was probably the pump nozzle. Moved to the next station and it depressed the plastic cover and I was able to pump my gas. I never had a clue about this feature
 

Mike in Anchorage

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2009
Location
Anchorage, AK
TDI
2016 Touareg Lux, 2015 Golf Sportwagen SE, new 4 Sept 2017;2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen (Ruby) sold to VW on 22 SEP 2017
Followed a landscaping truck on the road. He hit an expansion joint and a rock bounced out, bounced off the trailer he was towing, and then bounced onto the sunroof of my car. Shattered it. Glass rained on me all the way home. I'll have a new sunroof next week. So kinda "what I did" but more like, "What I'll have done."
 

740GLE

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 19, 2009
Location
NH
TDI
2015 Passat SEL, 2017 Alltrack SE; BB 2010 Sedan Man; 2012 Passat,
In my case, the fuel door failed locked.
And apparently:
1. VW’s procedure is to rip the f***ing fuel door off to get to the failed actuator and then make you wait weeks for the new fuel door to come in and go to the body shop for painting.
Or
2. The VW dealer service network is filled with incompetent monkeys.

You're replacement will fail as well. I'd highly recommend disconnecting the actuator when the latch is unlocked and never have to worry about it again.

Our '12 Passat made it to about 2016, and 55k before it started getting wonky, finally able to disconnect it and never had to worry about it again.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
TDI
'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
I just took someone's suggestion here and turned off the auto door locks. I rarely lock my car so I hope the actuator lasts longer because it won't operate often.
 

Blue_Hen_TDI

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Oct 23, 2005
Location
Slower, DE
TDI
owned: 96 B4V, 06 Golf, 12 NMS, 15 GSW
I'd highly recommend disconnecting the actuator when the latch is unlocked and never have to worry about it again.

Not a bad idea for those not parking in populated areas at night. I may do it to my GSW, which I'm keeping.
 

jason_

Veteran Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2014
Location
michigan
TDI
2015 s wagon dsg
Is there a way to recode so there is no more warnings in the bcm?
Sorta like removing sensor feedback from washer and brake pads?


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pebjr

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2013
Location
Eastern North Carolina
TDI
2009 Jetta; 2015 Golf S
Today I almost sh*t myself trying to pump diesel. I couldn't get the pump to go into the tank. That's when I noticed the piece of plastic blocking the tank. Luckily after some frantic research, I realized it was probably the pump nozzle. Moved to the next station and it depressed the plastic cover and I was able to pump my gas. I never had a clue about this feature



Diesel Fueling adapter..

You might want to consider picking one of these up, trust me it comes in handy when your out in the middle of nowhere and there is only one diesel pump to be found... It saved me several times over the past couple of years. I have one in both my tdi's.


https://www.idparts.com/diesel-fueling-adapter-p-2418.html
 

rick9mjn

Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2017
Location
northern ill
TDI
2015 sport wagon,red
also , looking at the photo on "IDparts link" , i think your local VW should have the somewhat of the same fueling kit ....good day rick
 

740GLE

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 19, 2009
Location
NH
TDI
2015 Passat SEL, 2017 Alltrack SE; BB 2010 Sedan Man; 2012 Passat,
Not a bad idea for those not parking in populated areas at night. I may do it to my GSW, which I'm keeping.

If they want in your tank, they'll get in your tank, heck the dealer got in there in prob 5 min.

Also theres quite a metric crap ton of other cars on the road with no failure prone fuel door locks and they seem to be fine (knocks on wood we don't see $4.50 gallon any time soon)
 

mikesarge

Active member
Joined
Nov 10, 2017
Location
PNW
TDI
MK7 Golf TDI SEL 6MT
Installed H&R sport springs, Koni Yellow shocks, and a 034Motorsport dogbone insert.

Initial impressions on suspension:
much better looking and driving in every way. I love it. lowered 2"+ all the way around. fender to hub center was 15.25," now we're sitting right at 13" so that's a big difference for just the "sport" springs.

Initial impressions on the dogbone:
not completely sold on it- transmits a surprising amount of noise and vibration throughout the car, though the clutch is more responsive and shifts are more precise. may remove it after a few thousand miles if the noise still bugs me.

Pics:



 

adjat84th

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2008
Location
Virginia Beach, VA
TDI
'01 Jetta TDI/'15 Golf TDI
I tried the softest BFI dogbone insert and absolutely hated it. That level of vibration/nose is simply unacceptable in a modern car intended for any amount of normal use.

H&Rs are the way to go, looks great!

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mikesarge

Active member
Joined
Nov 10, 2017
Location
PNW
TDI
MK7 Golf TDI SEL 6MT
I tried the softest BFI dogbone insert and absolutely hated it. That level of vibration/nose is simply unacceptable in a modern car intended for any amount of normal use.

That makes me feel a lot better! I couldn't tell if I was getting old and going soft, but it's just a lot of noise for what it does.

Thanks!
 

NVmyTDI

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 30, 2003
Location
North Carolina
TDI
2015 GSW SE TDI 6MT
Well today and for the next week I'm getting the transmission replaced. Thanks VW powertrain warranty!
 

NVmyTDI

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 30, 2003
Location
North Carolina
TDI
2015 GSW SE TDI 6MT
What happened?
I've only had the car about a month. All the gears were really notchy but it didn't bother me. Then 3rd and 4th gear started to grind every time I'd shift into or out of them. So I took it in and they said it was defects and material fatigue on the transmission and they were replacing it.
 

Mike in Anchorage

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2009
Location
Anchorage, AK
TDI
2016 Touareg Lux, 2015 Golf Sportwagen SE, new 4 Sept 2017;2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen (Ruby) sold to VW on 22 SEP 2017
I've only had the car about a month. All the gears were really notchy but it didn't bother me. Then 3rd and 4th gear started to grind every time I'd shift into or out of them. So I took it in and they said it was defects and material fatigue on the transmission and they were replacing it.
At what mileage? Assuming you didn't buy a newer one from the dealer.
 

STLTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2013
Location
Raleigh, NC
TDI
2017 GTI SE
Followed a landscaping truck on the road. He hit an expansion joint and a rock bounced out, bounced off the trailer he was towing, and then bounced onto the sunroof of my car. Shattered it. Glass rained on me all the way home. I'll have a new sunroof next week. So kinda "what I did" but more like, "What I'll have done."
Wellllllllllll that’s basically my nightmare.
 

jason_

Veteran Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2014
Location
michigan
TDI
2015 s wagon dsg
you can remove that preventer mod the dealer installed with needle nose pliers
If you're speaking of the fuel guard assembly, if dealer sees it theyll make note and void any warranty work on fuel component failure.

I've been down that F'in road.



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