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Old 06-12-2017, 01:30 AM   #188
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How to retro-fit skid trays, aerodynamic under trays, & stone guards to a MK7 Golf

Ive never seen a mid box muffler in that place before, mine is the straight through pipe being a diesel.
So far as heat soak, my 300mile journey to London the other day gave me a warm chassis under the rear seats which may be harmful over the longer life of the car - what are your thoughts?
Ill get a laser thermometer out next time im to do such a drive
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:48 AM   #189
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Ive never seen a mid box muffler in that place before, mine is the straight through pipe being a diesel.
So far as heat soak, my 300mile journey to London the other day gave me a warm chassis under the rear seats which may be harmful over the longer life of the car - what are your thoughts?
Ill get a laser thermometer out next time im to do such a drive
Connor
Mid box mufflers may or may not be there depending on petrol diesel & power output, my petrol has one...

As for temps, I think that's a bit hot, which is why I chose not to make my own cover & just stick to the VW stuff!

You could also have been doing a DPF regen which makes it hotter....have you had the emission fix? as this causes the engine to enter DPF regen mode more.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:44 PM   #190
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The panel will be coming off for the 1st service which is booked in next week. Following that I will see how it goes as dont often drive so far thus having exhaust temps soaking into the cabin.
The car was built in November last year so im not sure that it is due any recalls..


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Old 06-12-2017, 04:49 PM   #191
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Just checked online and my car isnt due any safety recalls
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:27 PM   #192
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Good afternoon
Just an update running the under trays.
It recently went in for its 10k mile service and I removed the "home made" panel and I could feel the difference on the motorway instantly.
The section of exhaust it encases was purple due to the heat but nothing in the whole exhaust looked unhappy, distorted or melted.

I will look into getting the undertray you have listed @Golfdave to add extra airflow within the drivetrain.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:45 PM   #193
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Just an update running the under trays.
It recently went in for its 10k mile service and I removed the "home made" panel and I could feel the difference on the motorway instantly.
The section of exhaust it encases was purple due to the heat but nothing in the whole exhaust looked unhappy, distorted or melted.

I will look into getting the undertray you have listed @Golfdave to add extra airflow within the drivetrain.
Connor


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Just hope that no damage has been done to any wiring etc. on the inside of the cabin near the centre console are..

I am always dubious about totally encasing exhausts unless you wrap them in a heat wrap fabric first...
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