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This morning, Gina is with vw for a free egr diagnostic check, they said it’ll take a couple of hours.
The flashing coil light has been on once since 4 weeks ago, so I’m assuming it will have left a code. I resisted the urge to check it with my code reader.

I should know more in afew hours.


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Discussion Starter #42 (Edited)
So it’s definitely an egr fault, vw Lincoln have confirmed they will replace the egr completely free of charge. It’s booked in for the 31st of this month for the work.


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Package arrived today, something small I’d ordered for Gina,

Cup holder/bottle opener.(£3.49)



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So recently I started to notice an odd smell coming from my air vents whenever I turned on the ac. The smell was only for afew seconds but was quite pungent.
Because I’ve never had aircon before, I asked my mate who works at a tyre fitters, for advice.
He said that it’s a bacterial buildup with the aircon filter area.
He advised me to change the cabin filter and to spray a disinfectant mist inside the filter housing.

I’ve just been outside, removed the cabin filter, sprayed some disinfectant inside the housing, waited 5 minutes for the spray to dissipate and then fitted the new filter in.

I’ve just had the car running with the aircon on and I can honestly say, it smells a lot better.

I’ve added some pictures of my old cabin filter and the new filter.

Old clogged up filter


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Gina is at vw Lincoln today, to have a new egr fitted. I’ve been told it’s a 4-5 hour job, so I’m just hanging around Lincoln shops until it’s ready for collection.

I do plan on debadging the boot later on today, to remove the Golf and 2.0 tdi badges but leaving the centre badge, as its part of the boot handle system.



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Egr has been replaced and Gina drives and feels exactly the same, I didn’t expect any change in performance etc etc anyway.

So after collecting Gina around 4pm, I came home and decided that I was going to remove the rear badges like I mentioned earlier.

I’ll list what I used,

Dental floss,
Full kettle of boiling water,
Autoglym tar remover,
Meguires scratch remover and pad,
Poor boys black hole polish,
Auto finesse glisten spray wax.

The whole process took about an hour and luckily I didn’t have to use a toffee wheel, as the badges came off with ease.

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Glad you got the EGR sorted. Have you given the car a full service yet? Change the oil regularly. 10k. Car looks better semi debadged.
 

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It had an oil, filter, air filter and diesel filter change before I collected it. I’m going to keep the service book fully updated and I’m using an app that tracks your cars requirements using a obd tool that vw are handing out for free.

The next thing on my list is the belt and water pump to be changed, vw have a set price for it depending on engine size and engine code. I think the lady said mine was £449 all in.

I’m gonna have to save for afew weeks for that, definitely getting that done before the end of the year.


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Just paid for a mk6 gti gear knob and gaiter, absolute bargain from eBay. Hopefully it’ll arrive on saturday.



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With an online code I managed to get both front wipers from gsf for £22 down from £56.

Bosch aerotwin ftw.




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Still waiting for the gearstick to arrive. Also got some more visual mods coming soon.


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My gti gearstick finally arrived almost a week late.

Anyway I’m home early from work today, so I decided to get it put on.

Quite simple really but I think it makes a huge difference.

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So this mod will probably only last afew weeks as they are only stickers. I was thinking of spraying the chrome lines but I couldn’t split the grill no matter how hard I tried.

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Car looks good (and nice cat!)
I stuck some of that red strip on my Corsa grill...it lasted 2 years before I needed to change it.
 

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Lol I didn’t even notice that my cat was in the picture. If the tape falls off, I’ll just take it to a body shop near Dexel in town, get it sprayed.


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I’m not sure what’s next, I’m hoping to get some new alloys soon and then look at getting a larger spoiler, different diffuser and maybe a front bumper extension. Need to save up for a while.
 

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So I’ve just received afew small bits through the post. I’ll be doing some changes to Gina this weekend. I’ll post an update and pictures once I done the bits.

I’ve also ordered a spoiler for Gina, I’ve not received it yet. I’m going to a proper body shop to have it prepped and painted. I’m tempted to fit it myself but I’ll talk to the body shop first.

Here’s a pic of the spoiler I’ve ordered.





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Came back to the transport office at work today to find this,

It’s the fibreglass spoiler I ordered from eBay.
I quickly test fitted it by holding it in place, it looks like I good fit and won’t require too much adjustment to get it to fit properly. I’m very happy with it.
Just need to pop to the local body shop and ask how much it’ll cost to paint and fit, hopefully not to much.



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