What did you and your Polo do today?

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Stuart_Rendall
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Re: What did you and your Polo do today?

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fran_92 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:47 pm
Stuart_Rendall wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:14 pm
fran_92 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:48 pm can you upload a video to youtube of the exhaust sound? Is it resonated?
It isn't resonated. After hard drives there is alot of sound from inside and I get the occasionally fart or bang from it but they are very few and far between. I have heard it does take a while to get the full sound out if the exhaust.

https://youtu.be/rxh8AwKALWM
It sounds really good.. the problem is that it is not legal without the middle resonator :(
There is no middle resonator on this system it only has the back box straight from the opf/gpf. Here in England a resonator isn't a legal requirements for cars. As dar as I am aware the only legal requirement is emissions that the exhaust captures.
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Stuart_Rendall wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:22 pm
S_94 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:41 pm
Stuart_Rendall wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:32 pm

Yeah, did it myself. Took maybe 10minutes was a bit fiddly but worked out well.
Thanks mate. Could you share where you bought the material from please? :)
Just got a small role from Ebay, here is the link to the one I got https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174267008378
Thanks mate :)
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Stuart_Rendall wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:14 pm
fran_92 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:48 pm can you upload a video to youtube of the exhaust sound? Is it resonated?
It isn't resonated. After hard drives there is alot of sound from inside and I get the occasionally fart or bang from it but they are very few and far between. I have heard it does take a while to get the full sound out if the exhaust.

https://youtu.be/rxh8AwKALWM
Much better than stock. The GPF really does strangle the sound; you can hear it wanting to give more. I've chased my order up on the Remus so if that ever turns up I'll put up a video too so we can see if there is a difference. Unless it's rubbish in which case I'll not bother. :lol:
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Nodster wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:57 pm
Stuart_Rendall wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:14 pm
fran_92 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:48 pm can you upload a video to youtube of the exhaust sound? Is it resonated?
It isn't resonated. After hard drives there is alot of sound from inside and I get the occasionally fart or bang from it but they are very few and far between. I have heard it does take a while to get the full sound out if the exhaust.

https://youtu.be/rxh8AwKALWM
Much better than stock. The GPF really does strangle the sound; you can hear it wanting to give more. I've chased my order up on the Remus so if that ever turns up I'll put up a video too so we can see if there is a difference. Unless it's rubbish in which case I'll not bother. :lol:
I'm sure there will be a difference :D i'm looking at a high flow cat and gpf removal now.
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Looked at it, unloved and unwashed.
Went "pfffft..." and did other stuff.
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Took her out for spin,to final see how she puts the power down handles the 280 hp it bad😜😜😜
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Hello..!!

Today I retrofitted the reverse flip camera logo. It gave a lot of work... But it is pretty cool.

I wanted to ask about something. When I was installing the camera I removed one of the side trim panels of the dashboard (from passenger side), which has an airbag connector, you can see the piece in one of the images. I passed the ignition with this panel disconnected and I saw an alert on the dash screen saying that there is a problem with the airbag. I didn't worry because I assumed it should be because this panel was disconnected.

However, after connecting and fitting all trim plastic panels again, I still have this alert on the dash screen. Any advice? I don't know how to remove it.. It's weird that it keeps showing the error and I checked the connector was correctly fitted.

This is the plastic panel I removed and fit back again:
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This is the alert on the dash screen:
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Thanks guys. You are an awesome community. Best regards from France.
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lroldaoj wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:21 pm Hello..!!

Today I retrofitted the reverse flip camera logo. It gave a lot of work... But it is pretty cool.

I wanted to ask about something. When I was installing the camera I removed one of the side trim panels of the dashboard (from passenger side), which has an airbag connector, you can see the piece in one of the images. I passed the ignition with this panel disconnected and I saw an alert on the dash screen saying that there is a problem with the airbag. I didn't worry because I assumed it should be because this panel was disconnected.

However, after connecting and fitting all trim plastic panels again, I still have this alert on the dash screen. Any advice? I don't know how to remove it.. It's weird that it keeps showing the error and I checked the connector was correctly fitted.

This is the plastic panel I removed and fit back again:20201116_122758 (1).jpg

This is the alert on the dash screen:20201116_213333 (1).jpg

Thanks guys. You are an awesome community. Best regards from France.
The error code probably just needs to be cleared via VCDS or ODB2 Cable.... MJ
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fran_92 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:47 pm
It sounds really good.. the problem is that it is not legal without the middle resonator :(
Well, it’s so quiet even without the resonator - no one will ever notice.

I have a resonator delete on my GTI, sounds just like the Milltek, but cost £50 to do.

It brings out a lot more character of the car, but it’s still a very muted sound, just like the Milltek. It lacks the throatiness that pre-opf cars had.

The OPF kills sounds and makes it sound restricted.
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phillos wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:31 am
fran_92 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:47 pm
It sounds really good.. the problem is that it is not legal without the middle resonator :(
Well, it’s so quiet even without the resonator - no one will ever notice.

I have a resonator delete on my GTI, sounds just like the Milltek, but cost £50 to do.

It brings out a lot more character of the car, but it’s still a very muted sound, just like the Milltek. It lacks the throatiness that pre-opf cars had.

The OPF kills sounds and makes it sound restricted.
OPF does ruin the character a little. In the new year once we can get out and about again i'm looking to remove the OPF so the sound improves.
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phillos wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:31 am
fran_92 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:47 pm
It sounds really good.. the problem is that it is not legal without the middle resonator :(
Well, it’s so quiet even without the resonator - no one will ever notice.

I have a resonator delete on my GTI, sounds just like the Milltek, but cost £50 to do.

It brings out a lot more character of the car, but it’s still a very muted sound, just like the Milltek. It lacks the throatiness that pre-opf cars had.

The OPF kills sounds and makes it sound restricted.
And is it okay for long trips? This car is my daily car, and I usually makes long trips. I don't want to be uncomfortable with a drone sound the whole time.

Thanks
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Installed a armrest storage divider, quite happy with it and the way it fits has plenty of room underneath to hide stuff :wink:
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Also wrapped the tsi and vw letters on my engine cover with some old carbon wrap I had.
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Teee wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:32 pm Installed a armrest storage divider, quite happy with it and the way it fits has plenty of room underneath to hide stuff :wink:
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Also wrapped the tsi and vw letters on my engine cover with some old carbon wrap I had.
I was thinking of getting one of these storage dividers but need to check size. The cubby hole under the dash won't fit my phone unfortunately.
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I have that divider too and it's quite small, my phone it's a 6 inch display and does not fit there.
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