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What did you do to your Non-Kombi VW or other car today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by melissa, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Sorting out some tools for my 2019 Golf Alltrack and could not find where the VW tools or jack is stored. Read the owner's manual which says "Not all models are supplied with a wheel brace or jack".

    And people whinge about a space saver spare.
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    That’s unbelievable, that they are allowed to sell a new car without any wheel brace or jack! :eek:
     
  3. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    It's all good. Mine is not one of them. Found jack in the back of the tail light.

    It would be good if the owner's manual told you where it was stored.
     
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  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Phill, it's called get to know your vehicle :p
     
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  5. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    The jack and tools in my T5 are obviously located under a cover on the left of the back cargo area.
    I thought it would be wise to get them out and familiarise myself with them.
    First mistake.
    I should have concentrated more on removal - replacement proved impossible.
    Packing the jack back in made solving a rubics cube seem simple.
    Jammed everything back in, bought a little hydraulic jack and a breaker bar and socket I keep in a toolbox.
    Actually using the supplied jack looked impossible.
    But then, I haven't had a flat tyre in 170,000km so maybe it's not an issue.
     
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  6. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Working away on the Mk3 Golf - looks like the annoying "not starting when its been raining" issue has been solved by a new distributor and rotor button - apparently the 1.8 uses a different one to the others so I had to wait for it to come in to the mechanic but it is looking good so far and she started this morning first go after it has been raining last night.
    Next thing was the steering wheel - got a nice leather cover from the UK on ebay - I am used to doing ones on the bays and splitty but these ones are stitched on, not laced on. Took me a little while but I am happy with the outcome.
    Before - perished rubber:
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    After - leather cover sewn on
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  7. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    We took the Notch and SUPs to Pirie for a paddle before the tide went out followed by lunch and a couple at the Fam. Shopping before we go home... the ales are a bit morish!;)
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  8. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    I was doing 100 km/h in the Golf Mk3 on the way to the next town when I got an unmistakable electrical cut out (just instant silence)...so scouted around for a safe place to glide to.

    Tried to restart - nah wouldn't think so. Popped the bonnet, jiggled some wires - still nothing. Okay, spare coil from the boot and cable tied it to the heat shield.

    Home now and it's bolted in (and have a new spare ordered). It shouldn't be necessary - happened maybe 4 yrs ago as well



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  9. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Spares ( and knowledge) is good :D
     
  10. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Went to take the Notch out for a run yesterday. By the time I got to the end of the street it didn't feel happy. Reckon the valves have tightened up again.
    So dropped it home. Jumped in the tonner and headed off. 20km and hit a grasshopper! :confused:
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  11. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Damn big grasshopper :rolleyes: ..... yeah I get it :eek: ..... what's that Skip :confused:
     
  12. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Dumb things. They are supposed to aim for the roo bar.
     
  13. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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  14. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    "What did I do ti the non kombi vw today?"

    Sold it.
    Baja gone.
    Slowly clearing the pile .
     
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  15. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Bit of bashing with a hammer. Folding with a shifter. $40 for a headlight from a local. Beats $500 insurance excess and losing the car for days. Can get a guard and bonnet from upullit when I'm in town for under $200.
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    After all. It is a work Ute and this panel just matches the other ones now!;)
     
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  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    They have no preferences in the make or model they affect..... :(
     
  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Now makes it a " Well traveled ute";).
    Cheers
     
  18. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    D5C1323E-FF57-4128-B697-D19E4C024E91.jpeg Bathed the Ghia
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice touch with the Mobil Pegasus :cool:
     
  20. drivesafe

    drivesafe Active Member

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    Hi Mike and not having a go at you, but how do you get in and out of the Gaia.

    I’m too tall, too fat and too lazy to even try.

    My Tiguan is as small a vehicle as I plan to go.

    You seem to be a fair height, so how do you find getting in and out
     

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