Golf Gt to be part of the fleet

This came through needing some repairs and the customer had already replaced with a new car. so we decided we might take it on and retire one of the three BMW’s that have been servicing Wellington customers for over 4 1/2 years.  Very tidy Golf GT done super low KM’s. Will be TOY005 on the fleet, looking forward to having it running around…

It does have a leaking water-pump, so first job is water-pump and cam-belt, update the service, EGR valve needed and a saggy roof liner to be repaired.

We bought plates along time ago so time to print ‘TOY005’ for this one, MK5 and 005, was meant to be.

Some obvious work is the headlights have gone all cloudy.  We get our friend Chris in from Final Touch to work his magic on these ,gets a great outcome and a great warranty as well…

How’s that comparison?!  Money well spent

 

Head line ris a bit tired too, so that’s come out for some new fabric…

Above, failed roof liner, below, re-covered and ready to go in….

Fixed the failed water pump that was pouring water out, just to find a very minor leak at the radiator..(  New radiator going in/ car is service position.

Mechatronic VW Transmission repairs

Towed in with no drive, diagnosed with a failed Mechatronic unit in the transmission.  Customer very happy to have a mechanical Warranty as these parts are complex and don’t come cheap.  Our supplier sent this out pre-programmed.  Still required the use of our Ross-Tech to do a relearn and set adaptations etc.

Above, the new unit fresh out of the wrapper

Old and the new, matching up and using special tools to get the gear selection correct before fitting new ‘Mechatronic’.

Transmission with the Mechatronic unit removed…..

Stage 2 Tune, Mk 7 Golf

The target is 336-340HP and 400+ FT of torque.  Tune mods include a Stage 2 remap, full Miltek exhaust (decat system), cold air intake, and upgraded blow off valve…  Other work includes a full set of mags and tyres, carbon rear lip and mirrors. This car will be a huge amount of fun!!

Lets get started!!!

 

 

 

Above and below showing the difference in the intake systems

New system in, tailpipes look amazing, much larger than the standard.

Old verse new, catalytic converter delete, and larger diameter outlet.

There is a turbo up in there somewhere!!!!

 

New-Toys, Ross-Tech VAGCOM scan tool

Our latest tool for 2017 is the Ross-Tech VW/Audi Diagnostic

VCDS will perform most of the functions of the expensive electronic diagnostic tools available only to official dealers. In the past, these dealership-only tools have prevented owners, and many small independent repair shops from performing some fundamental tasks, such as diagnosing problems, diesel ignition timing, modification of convenience options such as automatic door unlocking, coding a replacement Electronic Control Unit (ECU) or key to the vehicle, and monitoring of many vehicle sensors for diagnosing problems. Unlike generic scan tools (OBD II or EOBD), VCDS uses the more in-depth Volkswagen Group-specific manufacturer protocol commands,  which allows the user to access all diagnostic capable vehicle systems — even in vehicles which are not covered by generic OBD-II/EOBD

VCDS is also capable of interfacing vehicles which use the generic OBD-II/EOBD protocols. However, the OBD-II and EOBD standards only allow for limited diagnostics, and no adjustments to any of the ECUs.

 

So our new Ross Tech tool (wireless laptop based) has been added to our growing number of Scan Tools.

We have an ‘Auto diagnos’, an English based tool, handy on our large number of P38 Range Rover customers

‘Autel’, A great all round tool for British, European and Japanese vehicles, tablet based wireless control

Autologic, often considered to be the Ferrari of scan tools, ours is loaded with the mainstream British and Euro brands, good for diagnostics, activations, coding etc

My techs also have of their own, a ‘Launch’ and a ‘snap-on’.

 

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Mechanical break down warranties recommended

We are huge advocates for mechanical breakdown insurance, and this week has highlighted the importance., we have four big engine jobs queued at the moment, all eligible for a warranty policy, only two have…

These pics are of a GTI Golf that’s travelled less than 120,000kms.  Presented to us for the first time with an engine light on and a light tapping from the engine.  This is a very common fault of a Mk V GTi.  Unfortunately someone has replaced the fuel pump (Tappet) plunger on this one but the damage was already done.. The unsuspecting new owner has picked up an expensive fix, requiring a new camshaft, fuel pump and associated parts to get things up and running again.

Other jobs on the go include failed cams on an RS4, Nil compression on a V6 A4 Audi, and another MK V Gti with Nil oil pressure at idle, maybe some future blogging to happen here once we open them up…..

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New camshaft on the right, end lobes nearly completely gone on the Left camshaft

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Haldex VW and Audi

Nice MK IV R32 in today getting the Haldex filter and oil changed.

More and more enquiry coming through re servicing the Haldex and the DSG Gearbox’s in Audis and VW’s.

Questions like can we do it? Well of course we can!!

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More and more enquiry to service the Haldex so here’s the tool for the job to make it a bit easier for the techs….

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Kombi VW Classic

Very Cool 1960 Split window Kombi

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Audi VW new parts

Common failure on Audi, replacement fuse box.

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VW Golf in for some Diagnostic work = Faulty PCV valve

Nice little job this week, engine light on, faulty PCV valve, Job for Autosure mechanical warranty to attend too..

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VW Tunes happening today, R32 and GTi Mk5 Golfs

Bluefin tuning happening today on these Golfs.

Plug and play added horsepower.

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Pulling out the original file to keep on hand….

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Some great feedback from one of the tune we did (Citroen)

I would like to take the opportunity to say that the car performance/behaviour has changed significantly on take-off, the lag is gone. It also feels quieter and smoother. Overall, a more enjoyable drive. If I only knew that it would perform this better I’d have it done earlier; Satisfaction overcomes cost.

Thank you for all the prompt and clear communication, professionalism and quality of service throughout the process. I will definitely recommend your shop to others.

Have a great weekend!

Kind regards,

Marcelo Wehrs