what have you done to your car today ?

smutts

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Resoldered the key fob button, I can now lock the car without breaking my fingers trying to push the button with one hundredweight of force.

Still the failed lock module on the passenger door to do, sigh.
Still the failed lock module on the drivers door, (random windows winding down in the middle of the night) to do, double sigh.

Is VW's designer of these infernal locks still alive?
If so, why?:devilish:
 
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smutts

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If you are designing car locks, please be aware that thieves have easy access, to a special tool to get round them.

It's called a rock.

Unless the design brief is to make owners lives an expensive hassle.
 
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Sl1ced

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Ordered a 2 piece stud removal set off eBay. Basically 2 sockets with reversed threads as suggested above


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smutts

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Just a thought, you don't have a mate with a welder who could weld a big nut on top of the security bolt?
 

Rich.T

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If you cant get a refund have a go at adjusting it.

When I fitted my front mount kit (bought 2nd hand) I was blowing off one of the pipes every time I hit full boost. Was driving me mad.
I had to chop an inch off a metal pipe and it's been fine ever since...and well tested.

If anything fits straight on and goes to plan with this car it's a bonus!


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Its an option. My old place of work has a large pipe bender and could pop in n see.
If i get no luck from Ebay and co ill think about it.
Not a nice feeling when a pipe blows off so lost the faith for now.
 

Sl1ced

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Just a thought, you don't have a mate with a welder who could weld a big nut on top of the security bolt?

I have a mig welder. That’s what my dad said. I’m escalating the situation slowly lol


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LCR AL

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Its an option. My old place of work has a large pipe bender and could pop in n see.
If i get no luck from Ebay and co ill think about it.
Not a nice feeling when a pipe blows off so lost the faith for now.
Yeah, my pipe that kept going was behind the fog light grill. Must have popped off about 10 times over 2 days while I tried adjusting the fitment and trying different clamps, before finally giving it a chop.
Not much fun refitting it on the side of the road every time you test it!

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Rich.T

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Not much fun refitting it on the side of the road every time you test it!

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Preaching to the choir sister.

Im glad i had the tools and original pipe with me.
Didn't even bother trying to re-attach the new one.
Just grabbed the original, stuck it on and headed home.
 

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Bought some blank centre caps I'm hoping will fit my FR wheels that I can then put a SEAT badge on and stop messing about with the star style caps that cover the wheel bolts.

Also bought a boost gauge and an air vent mount.

Then some equipment I bought for work failed - hopefully I can send it back, otherwise I'm £200 down.

When it comes to the car, I try not to get upset about things that weren't my fault. Sometimes things just don't work. I'll save the anger for the times I later realised there was a different solution to something that ended up with me sawing something in half or in my case, having to buy a new wishbone.


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Sparkie

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Preaching to the choir sister.

Im glad i had the tools and original pipe with me.
Didn't even bother trying to re-attach the new one.
Just grabbed the original, stuck it on and headed home.

Do you use Murray clamps?
Had intercooler hose blow off twice until I refitted with Murray clamps. No prob since.


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LCR AL

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Preaching to the choir sister.

Im glad i had the tools and original pipe with me.
Didn't even bother trying to re-attach the new one.
Just grabbed the original, stuck it on and headed home.
I kept going out with a handful of clips and tools. Thankfully there is a quiet stretch of dual carriageway near my house with a lay by on each side.
Atleast putting the original back on was an option for you. I was well past the point of no return!
I was considering buying one of those pipes til I removed mine and found it was already debaffled so I just painted it black.

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Rich.T

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Do you use Murray clamps?
Had intercooler hose blow off twice until I refitted with Murray clamps. No prob since.


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3”Custom exhaust, FMIC, Bosh 550’s, BC Coilovers, ARB’s +loads more.

Id never heard of them but just had a look and can see the advantage over a standard jubilee clip. Going to have a look at the size on the car and get one ordered. Nice one 👍
 
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Rich.T

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I kept going out with a handful of clips and tools. Thankfully there is a quiet stretch of dual carriageway near my house with a lay by on each side.
Atleast putting the original back on was an option for you. I was well past the point of no return!
I was considering buying one of those pipes til I removed mine and found it was already debaffled so I just painted it black.

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I looked at de baffling mine a few weeks ago when i replaced the elbow but couldn't figure out how to remove it. So didn't. Still an opinion as at least the pipe fits.
 

Sparkie

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Id never heard of them but just had a look and can see the advantage over a standard jubilee clip. Going to have a look at the size on the car and get one ordered. Nice one

Yeah designed to spread load evenly across clamp. Good stuff.
Owen developments sell them at a decent price but there is post to pay.


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Rioja Cupra

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Thank you Sparkie

News to me too, they are nice.

Which type do you use for air hoses? The corrugated version?

Fitting a new FMIC which is a PITA so will investigate getting some for that.
 

Rich.T

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Went and filled it up for the week.
Gave it beans and no dramas 🙂
Passenger door still not working 🤨
 

Connor H

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clean and polish, 4 new bosch coil packs, visited manic and adjusted my rebound up a notch all around. been a Good weekend

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