What did you do to your MkVI-A6 today?

rocky raccoon

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Yesterday that flimsy damn handle for adjusting the steering column broke off when resetting after my wife's use. Encouraged by cold temperature embrittling the plastic I suppose. Today, removed the storage compartment so I could reach in and pulled down the locking mechanism to keep it in place. It is no longer adjustable (easily) but I am satisfied, wife will just have to get over it .
 

DivineChaos

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Well I ordered the cp3 pump for my jsw. Also swapped front break pads. (Dust was driving me mad) question is do I replace the Tb and wp while I'm in there? I did it Feb of this year at 117k. I'm at 160k now. Be max of 180k by summer. Do I do it 60k early while it's apart?
 

DivineChaos

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Well. My dad replaced all his glow plugs. Still has a pressure error. Open circuit. Looks like he has to replace all the plug ends.
 

calimustang

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Yeah. Half way through the Tb interval. I'd like to, but don't need to...
nah. plenty of life left as its replaced this year. 130k miles or 7 years intervals. I'm on Malone stage 3 so its 100k miles. serpentine belt is showing its wear as I had mine done at 75k miles and now 122k miles. I drive her hard from time to time like once to 3 times a week.
 

DivineChaos

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nah. plenty of life left as its replaced this year. 130k miles or 7 years intervals. I'm on Malone stage 3 so its 100k miles. serpentine belt is showing its wear as I had mine done at 75k miles and now 122k miles. I drive her hard from time to time like once to 3 times a week.
Well I was stage 2 till a month ago. So most of the miles are hwy, but I'm a heavy foot. The timing belt interval decreases as you make more power?stage 4 here. Also, I drive 40-60k a year.oil change about every 3 months
 

DivineChaos

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Well the ironic thing Abt cheaper auto store parts. Two glow plugs were Dead on arrival. But they have lifetime warranty. What's better a $90 import direct glow plug or a brand name OE Bosch that'll last another hundred thousand miles easily... On the bright side all the glow plug pigtails dont to be changed
 
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calimustang

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Cp3 kit arrived. It was delayed a few times because it failed X-ray for being too dense and had to be visually inspected.
delayed? Wow my friend had that Cp3 shipped to my house with failed X-ray with no delays. Guess it’s the Christmas paranoid mode…. His Cp3 arrived around last summer.
 

DivineChaos

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delayed? Wow my friend had that Cp3 shipped to my house with failed X-ray with no delays. Guess it’s the Christmas paranoid mode…. His Cp3 arrived around last summer.
Yeah. Said lagistical delay. The slipping slip was a copy. And it was taped 3 times. Had a x-ray failure with too dense checked. And an visual inspection sticker. So I'm sure it was opened.
 

pkhoury

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What did I do... tapped on a cheap Line Output Converter onto my crappy RNS-510, and then plumbed in a Sound Ornance M350-1 single channel amp, so I can swap my subwoofer between the Golf and the Sportwagen.

Then today, got a read done, so I can get it retuned to account for my CP3. And then tonight, need to clean the interior to get ready for a 4 day weekend of Uber driving. :)
 

ShelbyRazorback

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How's the winter performance of them?
I've heard good things, which is why I got them. We haven't had any snow really to speak of for me to drive in. Even then, when we do get snow, I typically drive my V10 RAM 4x4. :) The Golf is just so light, I'm nervous to drive it in the snow. I'm sure I'll be testing it out soon enough.
 

DivineChaos

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I adjusted my windshield sprayer nozzles so it's not spraying so friggin low. Now at highway speeds it's actually useable and not spraying 6" from the cowl
 
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