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All of golfdave's "How to retro-fit" guides

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
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Vehicle used in these guides

UK spec, 2014yr model, Mk7 Golf Estate (GSW), GT (Highline) trim, 1.4lt TSI (140PS) CHPA petrol engine, MQ250 6speed manual gearbox, multi-link rear suspension.

Full details in each guide if they need to be adapted for the standard 3dr or 5dr hatch, 2WD or AWD, torsion beam or multi-link rear suspension, hatch or Estate/GSW.

The main reason for this is that some of the guides are getting buried way down the list & I have had a job locating them for people! So I thought it would be beneficial to create a sticky (hopefully) in one place which contains links to all of my "How to" guides.

Because my car was a "loaded" (I went mental on the options list) UK (European) GT (Highline) there are many common "How to retro-fit" guides that I did not write as those items came factory fitted eg;- Euro light switch, LED reading lights, LED licence plate lights, LED visor vanity lights, Bi-Xenon's with LED DRL's, Front fog lights, Reversing camera, Dynaudio, etc., etc.

However this still left plenty of what I consider to be "essential" items not factory fitted!! Many of these items are factory fitted if you are in France or Germany, & yet my car came out of the same German factory as theirs!!

This proves that your country's importer are the ones who state the cars specification & many items they do not bother offering to buyers in the price lists etc... (not enough demand, marketing etc).

How to retro fit the:-

Rear subframe harmonic damper from the Audi A3 saloon.

How to retro-fit the rear subframe harmonic damper from the Audi A3 Saloon (2013->) | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Screenwash tank cap from the Audi Q7.
How to retro-fit the screenwash tank cap from the Audi Q7 (2016->) | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Front brake air guides from the Audi TT-RS.
How to retro-fit the front brake air guides from the Audi TT-RS (2010->) | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Lower rear suspension Mk8 Golf aero guards or Mk5-Mk8 stone guards.
How to retro-fit the Mk8 rear suspension aero covers or stone guards to a Mk7 Golf. | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Front subframe cover from the VW Tiguan.
How to retro-fit the front subframe cover from the VW Tiguan (2016->) | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

98RON fuel flap sticker.
How to retro-fit the 98RON fuel sticker. | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Newer coolant expansion tank cap.
How to retro-fit the newer coolant expansion tank cap to a Mk7 Golf | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Bigger capacity battery.
How to retro-fit a bigger capacity battery to a Mk7 Golf | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Engine cover to a 1.2lt -1.4lt petrol engine.
How to retro-fit the engine cover to a 1.2lt & 1.4lt, Mk7 Golf | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Modified EVAP pipe on all EA211 1.2lt-1.4lt engines.
How to retro-fit the modified EVAP pipe on all EA211, 1.2lt & 1.4lt petrol engines | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Rear window spoiler fins on an Estate/Variant/SW.
How to retro-fit the rear window spoiler fins to a Mk7 Golf Estate/Variant/S.W. | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Cover the big hole in the rear bumper of an Estate/Variant/SW.
How to cover the big hole in the rear bumper of a Mk7 Golf Estate/Variant/S.W. | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Fix the turbo wastegate rattle on a EA211 1.4lt 140/150PS engine.
How to fix the turbo wastegate rattle on the Mk7 Golf 1.4lt TSI (140/150PS) | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

More Dynaudio badges to a Mk7 Golf.
How to retro-fit more Dynaudio badges to a Mk7 Golf | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum


Misc. guides

How the VW Golf GTI Performance Pack (PP) “Front Differential Lock” (VAQ) works.
How the VW Golf GTI Performance Pack (PP) “Front Differential Lock” (VAQ) works. | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Official worldwide maintenance schedules.
VW Golf Mk7 (all versions) Official Worldwide Maintenance Schedules | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

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Still working on tidying them up:-

Front brake air guides from the Audi RS3. (Writing done, just photos to tidy up)

How to retro-fit the front brake air guides from the Audi RS3 (2017->) | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum

Jack pads from the Audi RS3.
How to retro-fit the jack pads from the Audi A3 (2013->) | GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum



Fire Extinguisher.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...t-the-fire-extinguisher-to-a-mk7-golf.320097/

312mm front brakes.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...-the-312mm-front-brakes-to-a-mk7-golf.338138/

Tyre pressure monitoring TPMS Set button.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...fit-the-tpms-set-button-to-a-mk7-golf.338152/

Traction control ESC button.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...tion-control-esc-button-to-a-mk7-golf.320066/

Door exit warning lights from the VW Passat.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...arning-lights-from-the-vw-passat-2013.326032/

GTE air intake.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...air-intake-to-a-mk7-golf.353884/#post-7167924
skid trays, aerodynamic under trays, & stone guards
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8532

modify & improve the gearshift for a MQ250 gearbox
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14444

change the oil on a MQ250, 5 speed or 6 speed, manual gearbox
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?p=535289#post535289

EA211 engine:- heat shielding & how to sort the design flaws in the coil pack wiring
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42100
 
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Daner

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Stockholm
Thanks for collecting these all in one place! I have made very good use of at least one of them, and found all of them to be helpful and thought-provoking.

What are the other 4 that you are working on?
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Thanks to the above comments..

I'm hoping to have this thread made "sticky" if the mods will do it.

The other four I have done the mods (all VW items which could have been factory fit), not really the first to do, but the first on a MK7 for one of them..just need to write up, I might do a temporary write up for each then re-write properly like I still have the MQ250 gear shift to properly sort the pics

Just wait & see..
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Added three more guides!

TPMS (SET!) button, 288mm to 312mm brake swap & Audi TT-RS air guides/flaps.
 
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golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Added another guide, mainly because people are getting confused over the Audi jack pads!
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
That's the wastegate rattle fix sorted!

And guide added...
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Great write up mate. Looks like I have plenty to get on with.lol one by one I'll get there

Thanks & yep it'll keep you busy....:cool:
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Added the MQ250 gearbox oil change to the list!
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Added a new type of guide (bottom of list) after being asked to ..

"How the VW Golf GTI Performance Pack (PP) “Front Differential Lock” (VAQ) works."!!
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Added a new guide for fitting the Audi RS3 (2017->) air guides/ducts for the front brakes.

These supersede the Audi TT-RS items IMHO as way better!
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Added another "Guide"...well not a guide, basically I re-wrote out and deciphered the VAG worldwide service schedules...
 
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