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    I was informed by my local VW Dealer yesterday...

    I was informed by my local VW Dealer yesterday that the current delivery on my GTi (Blue Metallic + Sound & Tech, no sunroof) was January 2023. I'm tossing up whether to confirm the order or move on...
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    Hi Sam, suggest you have a chat to Justin about...

    Hi Sam, suggest you have a chat to Justin about the right oil to use in the transaxle with LSD.


    Cheers
    Gary
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    On the run flat tyres, I replace them on Day 1...

    On the run flat tyres, I replace them on Day 1 with "normal" tyres, cost is next to zero as the tyre retailer resells them. I also have a BMW spare wheel & tyre (skinny type) that I bought from a...
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    Thanks for that, it's been bucketing down here in...

    Thanks for that, it's been bucketing down here in Sydney and my trade in is covered in mud and road spray, maybe this weekend. I'm looking at similar colour and spec minus the sunroof.


    Cheers...
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    I'm going to my local VW dealer this weekend to...

    I'm going to my local VW dealer this weekend to get a trade in valuation on my Mk5 Gti 1.8 and if the price is right order an MY22 model GTi. Deliveries are supposed to start in May, so my thinking...
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    Plainly something is not right, my best...

    Plainly something is not right, my best suggestion would be to try a suspension expert. Whereabouts are you located?


    Cheers
    Gary
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    Hi Sam, I wouldn't worry about the extra capacity...

    Hi Sam, I wouldn't worry about the extra capacity from the elbow, too small to notice.

    I have been using ARP head studs for over 3 decades, the machine shop I use more like 5 decades, and I can't...
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    VW uses different terminology to Nissan but the...

    VW uses different terminology to Nissan but the basic turbo engine functions are the same.

    As with Skylines I'd always start with the simplest problem, vacuum hose failure of some kind, it's 7...
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    Get used to it guys, all the manufacturers being...

    Get used to it guys, all the manufacturers being forced into EV's have to recoup the huge costs somehow. To meet the crazy Euro numbers the manufacturers need to sell EV's and EV buyers will not pay...
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    An LSD in FWD car is so much more worthwhile...

    An LSD in FWD car is so much more worthwhile compared to an LSD in RWD car.

    Cheers
    Gary
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    Interesting, we don't run a cooler or a bypass...

    Interesting, we don't run a cooler or a bypass valve, straight from pump to rack and return, never had a pressure drop off. It does get a pretty good workout on the warm up laps. Unlikely that any...
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    My replacement wasn't pre filled, it was held in...

    My replacement wasn't pre filled, it was held in the dealers for 2 weeks waiting for hydraulic fluid to arrive.

    Cheers
    Gary
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    The VW mechatronic hydraulic fluid is made by...

    The VW mechatronic hydraulic fluid is made by Fuch, they just put a VW sticker on the container.

    Cheers
    Gary
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    There will be left overs, fronts and rears,...

    There will be left overs, fronts and rears, guaranteed.

    Cheers
    Gary
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    I thought it might be Trackschool. IP are...

    I thought it might be Trackschool.

    IP are running this weekend, Production Cars was last weekend and Sports Cars the weekend before.

    Cheers
    Gary
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    Who do you do the track days with Sam? Cheers...

    Who do you do the track days with Sam?

    Cheers
    Gary
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    We have been running the same Astra pump in one...

    We have been running the same Astra pump in one of the cars for 4 years, never had an issue with it, what is the problem?

    Cheers
    Gary
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    10 COOL HIDDEN FEATURES OF MK8 VW GOLF!! -...

    10 COOL HIDDEN FEATURES OF MK8 VW GOLF!! - YouTube

    I like "Attack Mode" and the short cut for "Lane Assist = off"


    Cheers
    Gary
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    We are running as a support category for weekend...

    We are running as a support category for weekend #3 (Nov 13/14) of the Supercars month at SMS, so there will be some 225's and 205's before and after.

    Cheers
    Gary
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    Big mistake letting the Dunlop DZ03G's get to 35...

    Big mistake letting the Dunlop DZ03G's get to 35 psi, that's blister territory. The pressure rise indicates how much more heat they were generating, which = grip. Plus bad for lap times, they would...
  21. Thread: GTI Tyres

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    I haven't done it as yet, I have had a bad run...

    I haven't done it as yet, I have had a bad run with flat tyres, one at time spaced out with a few months in between. Currently I have 1 original, 1 that's about 18 months old, 1 about 11 months old...
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    The advantage of studs is that they enable more...

    The advantage of studs is that they enable more accurate/consistent torque setting, unlike bolts they don't twist while you are tightening them. Studs are stationary during nut tightening which means...
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    I think you have it pretty well thought through...

    I think you have it pretty well thought through Sam. I should mention that's it's unusual for a turbo car to blow a head gasket and not cause other damage, commonly to the head itself or the deck of...
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    The principle of a cam cover breather is to slow...

    The principle of a cam cover breather is to slow down the air speed of the blow by to give time for the oil mist to separate from the air. Having a smaller area of breath through in the baffle plate...
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    Can I just confirm the valve sizes; 3 x 27.35 =...

    Can I just confirm the valve sizes;
    3 x 27.35 = 1763 sq mm
    2 x 29.87 = 1402 sq mm
    Based on the above the total exhaust valve area is 79.5% of the inlet valve area. Which is pretty damn close to...
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