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  1. If there is an independent VW specialist mechanic...

    If there is an independent VW specialist mechanic a few minutes away that sounds like a good idea. Ive just looked them up on Google and they seem to have a range of reviews from very good to very...
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    I would just for piece of mind. The Haldex oil...

    I would just for piece of mind. The Haldex oil isnt cheap (about $175 from memory for the oil, o rings and new bolts) but its a small price to pay to know the service has been done correctly....
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    Cleaning the Haldex filter is not part of the...

    Cleaning the Haldex filter is not part of the service schedule, so you can be fairly confident that they simply changed the oil.
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    Hi, when I got mine (approx 12 months ago) it was...

    Hi, when I got mine (approx 12 months ago) it was a bit cheaper, but no I did not have any import duty or customs fees. Now that the price has gone up a bit im not sure if that will still be the...
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    If you know the part numbers you need, then...

    If you know the part numbers you need, then VAGParts in Sydney can source the parts for you.

    Otherwise, as mentioned above, many parts can be sourced from either USA, UK or Europe. For some...
  6. Thread: Haldex Service

    by Lucas_R
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    Cleaning the little filter is not listed as a...

    Cleaning the little filter is not listed as a service item, so fair to say it would not have been cleaned.
  7. Thread: Haldex Service

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    Thats the price they should be - its not like...

    Thats the price they should be - its not like they are anything special.

    You should buy half a dozen sets and sell them locally.
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    Amarok ALDO 17" rims with Maxxis LT265 65 R17...

    Amarok ALDO 17" rims with Maxxis LT265 65 R17
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    So to be clear and potentially help out other...

    So to be clear and potentially help out other people in the future, is this what you have purchased?

    Will be interesting to see if the factory tie down bracket still fits. What are you going to do...
  10. Not saying it doesnt happen, but oil pan leaks on...

    Not saying it doesnt happen, but oil pan leaks on the Mk5 and Mk6 are much less common than on the Mk7, as the Mk7 uses a cheap plastic oil pan with a rubber gasket that perishes over time. The Mk5...
  11. Definitely looks like your DSG mechatronics cover...

    Definitely looks like your DSG mechatronics cover (the black stamped metal part on the gearbox) is leaking. Either that or possibly the DSG oil filter housing which is on top of the gearbox and its...
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    Gday and welcome Oz Dude. What VW have you got?

    Gday and welcome Oz Dude. What VW have you got?
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    So many of the electronics stay "alive" when the...

    So many of the electronics stay "alive" when the car is left unlocked and doors open etc. So obviously when working on the car the battery will be getting drained, but also if you leave the car...
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    It might physically fit in the tray (its approx...

    It might physically fit in the tray (its approx 3.5cm longer than the recommended battery for the car) but you will have to come up with a new way to tie the battery down because the factory bracket...
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    Like this one? Bosch LN3 AGM / DIN65LH AGM -...

    Like this one? Bosch LN3 AGM / DIN65LH AGM - 760CCA Battery - Mighty Batteries

    Should be fine. Has similar/same warranty as most of the other options. Same battery technology. The Bosch batteries...
  16. Non-VW content, but I disabled the start stop...

    Non-VW content, but I disabled the start stop feature on my friends 2020 Mazda CX-3 by unplugging the bonnet latch sensor - so there are ways around the technology.
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    Sounds good. Also probably a good idea to inspect...

    Sounds good. Also probably a good idea to inspect the factory PCV system before installing the catch can and ensure it isnt blocked/damaged etc, because if the factory PCV is faulty it will also...
  18. What type and size (name) of Turbo on Amarok 2021 Highline 580 (V6 TDI)

    GTD2060VZ apparently is the stock turbo on the V6 Amarok according to how I understand the info on Darksides website.

    Darkside GTD2872VZ Billet Ball Bearing Hybrid with Electronic Actuator...
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    You just have to find a rim that will have the...

    You just have to find a rim that will have the correct offset, width and clearance for the caliper. In the second photo, you can see the brand of the rim is KING.

    Looks like its this design: TERRA...
  20. I think that you might be talking about your gear...

    I think that you might be talking about your gear shifter cable going off your description. Can you upload a photo so I can be sure? If you have 1x cable then the car is a DSG, if you have 2x cables...
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    I would remove your problematic bulbs and make...

    I would remove your problematic bulbs and make sure there is no corrosion etc that might be causing a bad connection. Any corrosion can be cleaned up with some fine sand paper or a fine wire brush. ...
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    VIC Hi and welcome. I too have a Mk7 GTI with some...

    Hi and welcome. I too have a Mk7 GTI with some mods, and this is also my 3rd Golf (Mk6 GTI, Mk6 R and now Mk7 GTI).

    Post up some pics and info about yours!
  23. Thread: Hi everyone

    by Lucas_R
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    VIC Hi and welcome. Wait times on new cars is insane...

    Hi and welcome. Wait times on new cars is insane aren't they. My wifes parents waited 14 months for a Hyundai SantaFe which they finally got a few months ago.
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    Hello and welcome Graham. Where did you live...

    Hello and welcome Graham. Where did you live before coming to Oz?
  25. Give it time - someone will come up with a way to...

    Give it time - someone will come up with a way to turn it off.
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