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    Sticky: Millers Point, Sydney 53920

    Millers Point, Sydney
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    Sticky: Still plugging away in the Golf Mk 5 ... COVID...

    Still plugging away in the Golf Mk 5 ... COVID and the hectic post COVID lifestyle has meant that I've had little time to anything except drive the little beggar... I mistakingly tried to brighten my...
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    Considering New Polo to replace Golf 5

    Hello,

    The current Polo looks as large as an old Golf 5/6 and is obviously more fuel efficient, safer and will last long enough for The Australian and New South Wales Governments to get into the...
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    Sticky: Agree. Everyone wants to drive an automatic...

    Agree. Everyone wants to drive an automatic "sporty" car these days at 50kmh on suburban streets... I had the chance to drive a new KIA Sportage the other day (nice car) but the low profile wheels...
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    NSW A friend owned a black Golf 3 VR6 back in the...

    A friend owned a black Golf 3 VR6 back in the day... considering how rare these are I wonder idly if it was the same car... bullet proof it was... nice motor.
  6. No DPF? That’s great to know.

    No DPF? That’s great to know.
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    Dashboard LCD Replacement

    I’ve seen a few faded/dead Golf 5 LCDs in dashboards… mine seems to be intermittently bad… as a Christmas Eve project I thought I’d research how easy it would be to replace the LCD display and came...
  8. Well today I test drove A 2006 2.0 FSI Manual -...

    Well today I test drove A 2006 2.0 FSI Manual - as mention elsewhere, it is a delightful little drive compared to the automatic.
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    Sticky: Well, it wasn't exactly my Mk 5, but today I test...

    Well, it wasn't exactly my Mk 5, but today I test drove an old 2.0 FSI manual on standard 15" Wellington wheels and WOW the manual and smaller standard wheels transforms the Golf for the better...
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    DIY Fuel Cap Tether

    OK, so the BIGGEST job I've done on ANY car in fitting a new fuel cap rubber tether to by 2005 Golf (not really, but here's my Saturday morning).

    The tether affixes to the fuel cap in a slot...
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    Sticky: So today after what seems like forever I received...

    So today after what seems like forever I received a new plastic lead for the Golf fuel cap. See separate thread for my DIY Fuel Cap Tether.

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    Sticky: Hard to believe that my daily is 16 years old....

    Hard to believe that my daily is 16 years old.
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    Don't you just hate Sydney drivers who leave gaps...

    Don't you just hate Sydney drivers who leave gaps then creep forward not once, but twice... while waiting for the lights? It's like everyone in Sydney used to be an RSL Cab driver.
  14. My daughter actually expressed a preference for...

    My daughter actually expressed a preference for getting her P's in a manual, without suggestions from me, which makes me kind of proud.

    Apparently the wait to do the L's test is months long (!)......
  15. Found a nice blue 2.0 TDI with manual...

    Found a nice blue 2.0 TDI with manual transmission - do the Mk5 diesels have particulate filters than need a blast on the motorway regularly to stop them clogging up? 99% of my driving is city...
  16. I decided against the 1.6 manual on offer. Grey....

    I decided against the 1.6 manual on offer. Grey. Meh. I think I'll hold out for a blue one. I've seen one with the clear coat rooted. I can do mechanicals, but I hate doing bodywork. I might be a bit...
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    Sticky: Low beam headlight blew. So I replaced both left...

    Low beam headlight blew. So I replaced both left and right. No idea how old they were. Cheapies from Repco. 30% brighter they say.
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  18. Great news. Found a local grey Mk5 1.6 manual...

    Great news. Found a local grey Mk5 1.6 manual with lower KMs than my current drive... pity its not blue (the official name for the bright blue I'm looking for is Coastal Blue, not Pacific Blue as...
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    Sticky: So I finally managed to reassemble the centre...

    So I finally managed to reassemble the centre ashtray, cupholder and armrest catastrophe after fitting the new centre cupholder sliding cover. IKEA is nothing after jumping around the car finding the...
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    Sticky: I re-shelled my VW remote key today. Cost $20....

    I re-shelled my VW remote key today. Cost $20. What do you think? The one on the right is an empty shell for my second re-shelling. The remains at the top of the picture, yeah, well... you know.
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    Oh no… i don’t have that… I have a spare little...

    Oh no… i don’t have that… I have a spare little pin that locks the blade to the remote key which looks like a switch blade, and the little round metal ring which the key blade locks into using the...
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    Hi. Do you mean the little metal pin or the...

    Hi. Do you mean the little metal pin or the circular hinge which the bald inserts into? I have both I can send you for nix. I’m in Sydney.
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    Sticky: Doh! I never considered that but of course it...

    Doh! I never considered that but of course it makes complete sense to eliminate unnecessary glass on the car. But now that I come to think of it I’ve only ever had glass lights on one car - my first...
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    Not being able to reset the car time and time...

    Not being able to reset the car time and time zone is one of those things that could drive you crazy for the life of the car... my Mk5 CarPlay unit was stuck on Day Light Savings time for a couple of...
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    Oooo... early adopter... saw a white one in...

    Oooo... early adopter... saw a white one in Sydney the other week... my first... I thought it was freaky and futurist looking in YouTube videos but on Sydney roads it looks just like... a VW Golf......
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