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    Have you done anything to keep it alive 11 years?...

    Have you done anything to keep it alive 11 years? Is the car used like a daily.

    The yellow top Optima in my XR8 is over 11 years now but has not been a daily for a long time and lives ina Ctek...
  2. Yes, it's very disappointing.

    Yes, it's very disappointing.
  3. Cool, that pump seems good, especially since...

    Cool, that pump seems good, especially since history shows the VW one will fail, sadly.

    It really should be a lifetime warranty fix as it's clearly not fit for purpose.

    Same thing with 3rd gear...
  4. Nice work as always. I saw this recently in...

    Nice work as always.

    I saw this recently in regards to the water pump, I'm guessing it's not a complete solution to the problem?...
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    Not really Don, I was just wondering how it got...

    Not really Don, I was just wondering how it got so complicated instead of, yeah, that should definitely be 12V when dimmed or zero.

    It seemed that my car's techincally strange behaviour, seeing as...
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    Ok, I have done the same test on another Mk7 Gold...

    Ok, I have done the same test on another Mk7 Gold and it behaves as any auto electrician would expect, a solid 12V when dimmed, in the auto mode at dusk, like our Polo.

    Went over to my car to show...
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    Thanks Don. I've been waiting to test on a...

    Thanks Don. I've been waiting to test on a friend's Mk7 Golf but in the meantime I realised we have an AW Polo.

    Before dusk the dimmed setting gave a solid 12V. After dusk it still gave a solid...
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    Hi Don, the reading are done thusly: Negative...

    Hi Don, the reading are done thusly: Negative probe on ground, positive is touching the dimming wire.

    I'm not blaming the gauge, I was before I took these readings. It seems to handle the...
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    Thanks for the information guys, this is very...

    Thanks for the information guys, this is very strange. The instructions for the gauge are to use that wire for the dimming function, which has always been problematic.

    I did a quick multimeter...
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    Dimming wire voltage

    It may seem an odd question but has anyone connected any digital gauges or similar to the solid grey dimmer wire in the light switch assembly?

    I have a gauge that dims when the lights go off but...
  11. QLD She got the car, LE, I got her the cable. None...

    She got the car, LE, I got her the cable. None of the sellers had any trim pics.
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    Emissions for our cars haven't changed, which is...

    Emissions for our cars haven't changed, which is why we get the exact same engine as the 7.5.

    The European engine's make the same output but with changes for emissions over there.
  13. QLD I'd be keen on trim removal pics, I got my mother...

    I'd be keen on trim removal pics, I got my mother one for Xmas and was going to start pulling up on things, see what happens.
  14. That blow off valve looks like a worthy mod.

    That blow off valve looks like a worthy mod.
  15. Thread: Speedo

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    I have a P3 gauge in my GTI, mainly to see my oil...

    I have a P3 gauge in my GTI, mainly to see my oil temp but it also shows your true speed, the manual says the gauge is where the trickery lies so people are always driving a bit under.

    I did my...
  16. Android Auto - Can't always hear the Google assistant

    I have a Mk7.5 Golf GTI, but I'm wondering if anybody esle with at least a 9.2" MIB 2.5 system has this happen.

    I use Android Auto a lot and even on day one on one of my stops I noticed that I...
  17. More nice work. Good to hear about what's going...

    More nice work. Good to hear about what's going on with your car.
  18. Nice work!

    Nice work!
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    Sounds like its far removed from your initial...

    Sounds like its far removed from your initial plans!
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    Nice, looking forward to it.

    Nice, looking forward to it.
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    Cool stuff. These things can take a while I know.

    Cool stuff. These things can take a while I know.
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    Any updates? It's gone very quiet.

    Any updates? It's gone very quiet.
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    QLD Welcome, got a pic of your GTI?

    Welcome, got a pic of your GTI?
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    It is connected to the car and the dongle at the...

    It is connected to the car and the dongle at the same time, so you can make calls via the VW system or AA.

    Love mine to death, I also got two early and ordered a 3rd I'm waiting for.
  25. Thread: New LE

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    My mother's red LE arrived this week, I'll check...

    My mother's red LE arrived this week, I'll check it out on the weekend.
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