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    Gear selector is fine, just the little strip of leather on top is showing some wear. Will replace this sometime soon as i have been looking at options.

    Shifter surround has started to peel. Also looking for replacement options but they all seem to be for LHD models.

    Can confirm my waterpump (which i believe is original) has started to leak. Keeping an eye on it but its very minor at the moment.

    Just fitted a brand new start/stop button last night as the original one was starting to play up meaning you would sometimes have to push it several times to turn the car on or off.

    Traction....so 1st gear you just dont go full throttle. 2nd gear it scampers for grip but mostly hooks up, but sometimes you need to back off for a split second and then feed the power back on. I have brand new tyres but they are not the best out there (Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3) so with better tyres it would no doubt hook up better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Gear selector is fine, just the little strip of leather on top is showing some wear. Will replace this sometime soon as i have been looking at options.

    Shifter surround has started to peel. Also looking for replacement options but they all seem to be for LHD models.

    Can confirm my waterpump (which i believe is original) has started to leak. Keeping an eye on it but its very minor at the moment.

    Just fitted a brand new start/stop button last night as the original one was starting to play up meaning you would sometimes have to push it several times to turn the car on or off.

    Traction....so 1st gear you just dont go full throttle. 2nd gear it scampers for grip but mostly hooks up, but sometimes you need to back off for a split second and then feed the power back on. I have brand new tyres but they are not the best out there (Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3) so with better tyres it would no doubt hook up better.
    Interesting comment on the stop/start button, I had mine replaced under warranty a few years back as it was sometimes taking 5 minutes to start the car. ...and now its starting to get a bit iffy again. Is it easy to replace yourself ?...part from VW I assume.

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    My Mk7 GTI PP....turns out I cant resist the VAG.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdw View Post
    Interesting comment on the stop/start button, I had mine replaced under warranty a few years back as it was sometimes taking 5 minutes to start the car. ...and now its starting to get a bit iffy again. Is it easy to replace yourself ?...part from VW I assume.
    Yes its pretty straightforward to install. Pull up the shifter surround trim, unplug the cable from the bottom of the start/stop button, push the button up to remove it (takes some force) and pop the new button in.

    I bought my button from a place in Hong Kong called SparePal. They specialise in parts for Euro cars. It was about $160AUD incl international shipping and took about 10 days to get here (most of that time sitting in Sydney customs). Its a genuine VW part and made in England of all places. The local price for the button was nearly $400 which is ridiculous.

    If you go Googling you need to make sure its the correct button for right hand drive cars.

    My original button had a date stamp of 2015 on it so its pretty likely to be the original one fitted to the car.

    VAG SWITCH 5G2-959-839A 3Q7
    SparePal VW / Audi / Benz 汽車零件網上專賣店




    Last edited by Lucas_R; 11-04-2021 at 01:29 PM.
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    My Mk7 GTI PP....turns out I cant resist the VAG.

    Decided to try the low torque version of the IE stage 2 tune and im a happy chappy. Less torque (actually i think its more like less aggressive torque) means less wheelspin in 1st and 2nd gear, before it hooks up and takes off. Once moving along (3rd gear) it feels just as quick as the high torque tune.

    Also fitted the new Bosch front disks on the weekend. Still going through the process of rubbing the paint off the disk faces. Very happy with these so far, quality looks good and they were cheap. The old disks were well and truly rusted onto the hubs and took some not so gentle persuasion with a hammer to remove, before I used a wire wheel on my drill to clean up the hubs and put some anti seize.

    Brake disk part numbers (for GTI PP/Golf R):
    BD1566 fronts (340mm diameter)
    BD1166 rears (310mm diameter)

    Will fit the rears in the next week or two when the mood strikes me.







    Last edited by Lucas_R; 12-04-2021 at 08:44 PM.
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