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  1. Thread: Paul's VR6

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    Nice work, looks good with the new stance.

    Nice work, looks good with the new stance.
  2. Yep the BKD is a great engines. Two of my fleet...

    Yep the BKD is a great engines. Two of my fleet of VWs have BKD engines and they are really enjoyable to drive (especially my wife's Golf Mk5 which has a stage 1 tune). My Caddy (it was my daily...
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    Agree with Transporter, get the 2.0 TDI (pre-2008...

    Agree with Transporter, get the 2.0 TDI (pre-2008 so that it does not have the DPF). If it is not quick enough for you in standard form then you can get a stage 1 chip. Avoid the Mk5 GTD (the 125kW...
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    It appears the original owner of the Octavia is...

    It appears the original owner of the Octavia is like me and has CDO (similar to OCD but in alphabetical order). The 2nd owner gave me all the records that the original owner had given them, including...
  5. Nice upgrade, I assume your Caddy now has a bit...

    Nice upgrade, I assume your Caddy now has a bit more get up and go.
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    Thanks Brad, it appears the original owner of the...

    Thanks Brad, it appears the original owner of the Skoda spec'ed it up then.

    My girls already love the Skoda now (even though they were very unhappy when I first broke the news to them that I was...
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    2.0l TDI BKD engine (same as in my wife's 2007...

    2.0l TDI BKD engine (same as in my wife's 2007 Golf TDI, but her's has a Oettinger Stage 1 tune). It is an Elegance, so it has a sunroof (I am not a huge fan, I might even silicone seal it shut so...
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    I just had a look at the photo that I took of the...

    I just had a look at the photo that I took of the damage a couple of months ago now (see my thread). When I get a chance I will have a closer look at the right read tail-light but I think it got...
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    Apologies, been away for a bit with craziness at...

    Apologies, been away for a bit with craziness at work and at home. A quick update, the father-in-law's white Vento as been written off. Uninsured lady ran up the back of it coming out of the Bunnings...
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    I should be able to help you out Dylan, my...

    I should be able to help you out Dylan, my father-in-law's white Vento has just been written off. We have the wreck back, when do you need the bits? I will try to find time after Xmas to strip it for...
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    Those mags look great on your Vento.

    Those mags look great on your Vento.
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    It did not happen until we see photos of the new...

    It did not happen until we see photos of the new wheels on the vento :)
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    Looking good, ride height needs to come up a...

    Looking good, ride height needs to come up a little bit more :P
  14. Yep, colleague at work had her Beetle 1.4 TSI...

    Yep, colleague at work had her Beetle 1.4 TSI engine rebuilt at VW expense about 4 months ago (it is a 2015, 1 owner from new with dealer servicing history). I helped her identify the problem by...
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    I will try, just wish I had more time and cash to...

    I will try, just wish I had more time and cash to throw at them.
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    Excellent, glad to read that it is going well. ...

    Excellent, glad to read that it is going well.

    Reminds me to get the red Vento of Daughter No 1 to get the wheel align checked.
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    Nice. Sorry, happy with my enkeis and VW OEMs...

    Nice.

    Sorry, happy with my enkeis and VW OEMs :cool:
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    I have had the free version for a while, it even...

    I have had the free version for a while, it even works with the cheap chinese Bluetooth OBD dongle I bought from ebay.

    It is interesting watching a regen in progress. When I get around to it I...
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    My understanding is that you can mix VW G12,...

    My understanding is that you can mix VW G12, G12+, G12++ and G13 coolants. However, never, ever, mix G12, G12+, G12++ and G13 with the old VW G11 (pre-1996 VW coolant) as you are guaranteed to get...
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    Do not use Supercheap Auto coolant in a VW (in...

    Do not use Supercheap Auto coolant in a VW (in the words of Dr. Egon Spengler "Don't cross the streams!"), your risk creating gunk in your coolant system.

    Suggest you go to a VW dealer and buy a...
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    If it is a similar plastic coolant flange to the...

    If it is a similar plastic coolant flange to the one in my wife's Golf Mk5 TDI there is no gasket, it uses a rubber o-ring instead.

    You probably need to go see the parts department of your nearest...
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    We run 235/45 R17s on my wife's Golf Mk5, I can...

    We run 235/45 R17s on my wife's Golf Mk5, I can usually get two Bridgestone Potenza RE003 fitted and balanced for around $320.
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    I do not believe that VW publish that...

    I do not believe that VW publish that information.

    I understand that VW brake rotors are designed to be changed at the same time as the brake pads (ie they are not designed to be machined).
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    Ouch, hail damage never fun to deal with...

    Ouch, hail damage never fun to deal with especially when bootlids are hard to come by for the Vento.

    An all black interior should look good. I assume the hardest things to get will be the black...
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    Agree doc, I only discovered the key fob window...

    Agree doc, I only discovered the key fob window opening/closing feature after stumbling onto it while looking up the glovebox manual for how to get the Caddy's windscreen wipers into the service...
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