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Who owns a Golf GTD / GTI / R?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by craig_t, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. AHarvey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 9,427

    Location: Stoke area

    Check the tyres for odd wear. My original mk5 golf blew the inside of a tyre out at 40mph, the mechanic I pulled into could actually put 3 fingers through the inside of the tyre wall. Spare on and too the tyre shop we went. New tyres all round, £450. Laser tracked and it was 6mm out and looking at the tyres that were removed it was really bad. Couldn't feel anything odd while driving though, no odd vibrations but the mk5 gti is a little rough anyway. Lost the car 2 weeks later in the snow at low speeds, never putting Kumho's on my car again. :(
     
  2. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,582

    My parents' Mk6 GTI has decided that the electric folding mirror switch is irrelevant and it will fold/unfold the mirrors whenever it likes.

    Apparently they've already had the mirror switch replaced once, but they still have a mind of their own. They opened as they drove into the garage the other day, scraping the mirror caps nicely.

    Is this a known issue? Should I just replace the mirror switch (again) myself, or could it be something else?
     
  3. nemtizz

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 16, 2006

    Posts: 13,000

    Need a new battery (MK6 GTI ED35). Any suggestions?
     
  4. Kristoph

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 8,256

    Sorry, missed this. I've noticed one thing which I think is a wheel bearing or wheel balancing issue. Juddering sound over 50mph or so. Pulsing on the brakes when slowing. Guessing bearing, wheel balance or warped brake disk?

    I paid £6350 for it with 78k miles. Has heated leather, nav/hdd, front/rear sensors. Full vw history and surprisingly untouched vancouver alloys with decent tyres (good tread on pzero Nero gt all round).
     
  5. Doohickey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 8, 2004

    Posts: 9,341

    Location: Shropshire

    Oops, didn't see this specific thread, I just got my hands on this not long ago, really pleased :) Now spending far too much money on 'bits' for it.

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  6. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,582

    Nice. Spec? PP, DSG?
     
  7. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 20, 2008

    Posts: 1,651

    Location: Stafford

    PP as it has the big brakes.;)
     
  8. Doohickey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 8, 2004

    Posts: 9,341

    Location: Shropshire

    @mjt I was quite pleased to find one so well specced (I think it was originally a demo). PP, DSG, Discover Nav Pro, Dynaudio (this is awesome). The tyres were unmatched so I've stuck Eagle F1s on. Just need to sort out the wheels now, really need a refurb. Wondering whether to get them diamond cut again (and again and again in the future most likely :rolleyes:) or just powder coat them.
     
  9. rhysduck

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

    Posts: 5,855

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    Something I'm thinking about too on my GTi wheels!
     
  10. Doohickey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 8, 2004

    Posts: 9,341

    Location: Shropshire

    Whatever white worm is, it's got plenty of that, and a chunk missing out of one rim. I don't know how well diamond cut wheels can be sealed/lacquered, apparently corrosion can set in even without curbing! Great... Would be a shame to lose the black bits of the Santiagos though, unless I can get them painted separately.

    What alloys are on yours?
     
  11. rhysduck

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

    Posts: 5,855

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    I have the Austins on mine - really wanted the Santiago's but at the time I couldn't get them with the spec I wanted.

    2 fronts are well over due a refurb and have some corrosion both from curbing and not :(
     
  12. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 20, 2008

    Posts: 1,651

    Location: Stafford

    Prefer the Austins as they are easy to clean:D, had 3 of the 4 replaced under warranty due to white worm 2 years in but they are the same again now. Pity there are no steel wheels that will fit over the PP brakes.
     
  13. rhysduck

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

    Posts: 5,855

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    EBC Redstuff pads ordered - pad wear indicator came on a few days ago and MOT due so treating her to some new stoppers!

    Really fancying some new discs too :D
     
  14. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,582

    Is the steering wheel leather(ette) on the Golf 7 ridiculously soft or is it just me? I've scuffed it a number of times since I've had the car (March), and I only did once or twice in my S3 and A6 over 4 years (which is most likely real leather).
    Or should I just cut my nails more often? :p
     
  15. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,903

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    Turns out it was the wheel balancing that was causing the issues with my sons Golf. Was quite surprised to be honest, cost him 60 notes for VW to do just the front wheels.
     
  16. ahenners

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 31, 2010

    Posts: 1,264

    Location: Lancashire

    I remember you posting originally and it sounded like balancing. 60 notes is expensive though just for balancing a couple of wheels.
     
  17. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,903

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    My sons problem turned out to be wheel balancing which is really strange as he took it to 2 different tyre places to get them balanced but VW rebalanced the fronts and the car is much better but there is still a very faint vibration that I can feel at low speeds.

    Another issue is that whenever he turns the ac on the car then feels like it’s going to stall in 1st and 2nd gear I.e. the engine time goes from smooth to rough. It also doesn’t have that much go when the ac is on. I know that ac is supposed to sap some power but to me this just feels wrong. Any ideas on this new issue?
     
  18. dessimpson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 27, 2008

    Posts: 1,702

    Location: Gloucester

    Fitted some Heko wind deflectors.
    Hopefully stop the rain coming in.

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  19. Kenai

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    Joined: Apr 5, 2009

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    Why do you have the window open when it's raining? :p
     
  20. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 20, 2008

    Posts: 1,651

    Location: Stafford

    Hows the wind noise with those deflectors? Had them on my e71 and the noise was horrendous.