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Old 18-02-2018, 12:04 AM   #11
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I test drove one of these years ago and really liked it,very nippy for a 1.4
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Old 18-02-2018, 12:15 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info. I'm swaying between Nightbreakers and MTEC bulbs.

Pic sizes seem ok to me.
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Old 18-02-2018, 02:41 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info. I'm swaying between Nightbreakers and MTEC bulbs.

Pic sizes seem ok to me.
Are they the MTEC super white ones? AFAIK those give off a whiter light - as in xenon look but the output aren't as good as the Osram Nightbreakers.

I wasn't too fussed with the colour of the light but wanted a longer beam as the originals weren't that great
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Old 18-02-2018, 02:42 PM   #14
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I test drove one of these years ago and really liked it,very nippy for a 1.4
Yep they aren't bad at all - 0-60mph in 9.3s. Not quick but enough for a 22 year old and tbh, when the turbo kicks in it goes fairly well.
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Old 18-02-2018, 04:25 PM   #15
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1.4 TSI is a great engine
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1.4 TSI is a great engine
I agree, and certainly for a vehicle that is touching 10 years old.

It manages to get about 500+ miles from a tank which gives a calculated fuel economy of 42mpg. Computer shows about 45mpg.

Im sure the newer versions of these engines are much better in terms of fuel economy but certainly not disappointed with the efficiency of this particular engine.
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Old 20-02-2018, 04:04 PM   #17
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So, since October last year, the car has not been washed at all!

It was coated in Fusso at the time and was looking rather tired. It was in much need of a good clean and I was initially worried that the rusted rear brake discs had ruined the rear wheels.

Without further ado I got the car into position and examined what I was working with -







Now Ive never seen vertical streaks on a car before. Asked my son and turned out he'd been cleaning the seals with APC and a detailing brush to remove moss! Said it was cold outside so couldn't be bothered washing the car afterwards

Additionally, the rear wheels were shot - both had a lot of baked on brake dust from rusted discs and I suppose there was probably some excessive brake dust from the new pads/discs bedding in



So, got the kit out -

- I know I know, big yellow sponge. Dont worry, doesn't touch the paintwork, its for wiping the side of the 5l shampoo tub as it dribbles.

First up were the wheels - sprayed KKD Ferrum all over them



Pressure washed and then Autosmart Smart Wheels 1:10 - and agitated. Came out very very well! Tyres were also cleaned with Smart wheels.




Gave the car a quick pressure wash to see if there was any beading from the Fusso. Was a bit disheartened when water just sat on the bonnet, and the rest of the car for that matter





Anyway, got on with it - washed the car with Carchem 1900:1 (love the leather oak smell) and rinse off. Was pleasantly surprised to see some evidence of Fusso still alive! It was slightly flagging but not bad by all means and certainly not on this car which spends its life mainly on the motorway and is not garaged! Much better beading on the sides of the car though!


Pleased, I got on with the rest of the car. Finished off with 2 coats of Sonax BSD for the paint, Planet Polish Wheel Seal & Shine on the wheels, Autosmart Highstyle applied via sponge on the tyres and finally, all glass sealed with 2 coats of RainX followed by 1 coat of Powermaxed Rain Off.

And some RainX/Powermaxed Rain off beading:


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Not too shabby for a 10 year old veteran!
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Came up really well. Great work.
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Oh dear oh dear.

Had its wash and drove fine the day after. The Service light came on which I went to reset. Got that done according to manual and turned the car on just to see if its really gone and....

...the ESP light is permanently on. The ESP button near the shifter does nothing either
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Oh dear oh dear.

Had its wash and drove fine the day after. The Service light came on which I went to reset. Got that done according to manual and turned the car on just to see if its really gone and....

...the ESP light is permanently on. The ESP button near the shifter does nothing either
Hopefully its not the ABS Control Unit
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