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Here they are

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And their specific connectors

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Unboxing the EGT

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And the water temp

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Threw them on to see how they would look

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Really came together

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Then I found an old adapter housing i had for the water hoses, that i had used in the golf. 

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Bought all new clamps, and oem hoses to see if it would fit without removing the ones from the car

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It worked great, but the blue theme, just didnt work for me anymore. 

So, I could paint it black, or silver, or i could do something even harder. Make a copy out of scratch aluminum. 

This piece, will become our final product

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There we go

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Test fitted the sensor

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All great

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Now all i have to do is install them , both the exhaust temp and water temp and we will be good to go

And last but not least, another project . . . . 


Remember my TTs steering wheel ? Removed it

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This came to the rescue

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Also, used my Golf a bit more

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Dont worry, i didnt go back to this steering wheel for no reason. I sent mine off to UK, to get some Alcantara, and Carbon fiber treatment. Super excited. Cant wait to show you guys results :)

Cheers

Mike, mgpdoc over at instagram for faster updates.

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Spent some time at the exhaust shop, removing my downpipe, and welding the exhaust temp sensor adapter, from Defi. 

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Out of focus pics for the win

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Then i cut the radiator hose, drained the fluids, and inserted the adapter for the water temp sensor. Went for simple clamps, because they fitter better in situ compared to the heavu duty ones. Filled with G13 again, and Happy to report, no leaks. 

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Then it was matter of connecting the sensors with the Defi main unit under the steering wheel. The route through the firewall was known from the installation of the previous gauges, so again, removal of tray stuff

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My main goal was for the wiring to be visible, but oem+ fitment. 

I think it came out great

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And there they are, the water temp and exhaust gas temp readings on my 1.6 tdi, making 160hp at the dyno. 

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Excuse the iphone pics, but i was excited. 

Cheers guys , more things on the way, stay tuned. 

Mike

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Another thing that was on my list, was to upgrade all of the interior switche to the Q3 / A1 facelift model. I had been postponing this mode due to the fact that i would have to not only purchase them all from the dealership to begin with, but also, to change their colour afterwards to match the white new interior lighting theme. I didnt want to go for cheap ebay china replicas. 

However, i thought that i could purchase them, and then just change the caps, and keep the electronic parts as spares. And i was right. 

Photos are always better than talking so. . . . 

Parts were bought

Some G13 to replace the one i spent for the water sensor. 

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Interior parts were removed

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The only tools I needed

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Unboxing new stuff

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Now let's start replacing them

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One down, many to go

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Another one done

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Finally, installed on the car

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With white light colour 

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Very happy with the results. A subtle, but very nice mod. 

Cheers

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Love the details and the fact your car always looks immaculate. Pictures of the engine bay look so clean. 

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