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  1. cj1

    Project Rally lupo!

    📸 SMJ Photography / A. Shepherd
  2. cj1

    Project Rally lupo!

    Competed in The Cetus Stages at Three Sisters on Sunday. On Saturday we were changing the front discs & pads and noticed a lot of water dripping out the back of the engine somewhere. Turns out the plastic pipe that goes across the back of the block from the thermostat housing was dripping from the bottom fitting. Took it to bits and noticed the O ring had completely perished and the plastic was broken on both ends of the pipe. At 7pm everywhere but b&q was closed so we went to their plumbing section and made a makeshift seal with two o rings and lots of ptfe tape. Re-assembled and bottom fitting wasn’t leaking, but the one on the thermostat housing was, had to cut up a spare bigger ring and make a smaller one. Still leaked but got us through the day. Finished 2nd in class out of 16 and 21st overall out of 51!
  3. cj1

    Puddle lights

    Perhaps me and matt aren't singing from the same hymn sheet from you as it were, but why would they be going into the door cards? Surely you're either going to put them inside the wing mirror housing or just into the metal at the bottom of the door? Both options are pretty viable with the space available really.
  4. cj1

    How to remove a Wiper stalk

    Yes. Alternatively find the orange/white cable running up the column and apply volts. Airbag self removes, everyone is a winner!!
  5. I saw this at Tesco on Tuesday night, parked the furthest possible distance from the store and still across two bays ;-) Nice little car.
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    Puddle lights

    What do you mean you don't have normal space to do so? I'd switch a relay using the interior light circuit or the microswitches in the door probably to power them.
  7. That's exactly what I meant, summarised perfectly!
  8. At the weekend I noticed that in one location, and one location only there's a clicking that can be felt through the steering wheel when turning it. Doesn't matter whether left or right, it's the same place each time. Jacked the car up and inspected, placed hand on each individual suspension component, driveshafts and steering rack till I could feel it. My initial suspicion was a bad cv joint but the click isn't really there at speed, just when turning at low speeds. The car still drives perfectly with no issues at all and nothing at all can be felt on either shaft when it can be felt on the steering wheel. it felt most prominent at the top of the steering rack where it meets the knuckle joint at the bottom of the column. I'm not too sure what to suspect as the problem, and before I try a new rack I thought I'd get some ideas?
  9. cj1

    sucking noise around throttle body?

    It could be that the throttle body is sucking in air when you accelerate, sounds like new engine time...
  10. cj1

    Wiring diagram? interior light

    Didn't think the interior light was on the dimmer circuit though?
  11. cj1

    Small aesthetic mods

    OP has an arosa if profile is to be believed.
  12. cj1

    GTI Upgrades

    Interested to see how you get on with the quaife.
  13. cj1

    Auto lights

    I can see where you're both coming from to be fair. Auto lights + remote central locking to make the leaving home function work would be the neatest solution imo.
  14. cj1

    Auto lights

    I still can't see how getting your phone out whilst driving to turn your headlights on would be useful. And if you're not in the car it's equally as pointless. Still, I'd love to be able to annoy my friends turning their lights on and off from the back seat.
  15. cj1

    Auto lights

    A couple of years ago when I had a mk7 golf gti, I gt the park assist on it mainly just as a cool feature to mess about with and show my friends. It was surprisingly handy in some situations where it would have taken more than one attempt to squeeze into a parallel space. It definitely wasn't a case of not paying attention, just that it helps life. The Arteon I have now has lane assist, adaptive cruise control, auto wipers and auto lights, I get where you're coming from as you can go a very long journey with minimal driver input, but I think this is more of a driver behaviour problem than the technology itself. But whilst we're ranting. WHY does everything have to have an app? What benefits could an app for your headlight switch possibly add?
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