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Quailallstar's Official 2011+ Volkswagen Golf MKVI 2,0 TDI Build Thread





This thread is being created to document my 2011 Golf TDI's progress through various stages like concept, order, build, delivery & eventually modifications.

Stay tunned because its going to be one fun ride...





Factory order specs

Factory Order Code / Description

5K149L - 2011 Golf (A6) TDI 2,0l 6-speed Manual

B4/B9A (paint code) - Candy White

KA - "Me 2" Sport Seats in Titan Black Cloth

4X4 - Rear Side Airbags

3FE - Power Sunroof/Moonroof

9W7 - Bluetooth® Connectivity 9W3 High

W79 - Cold Weather Package

P83 - Xenon Headlamps w/ AFS

9VE - Dynaudio® Advanced Sound

P71 - Navigation Package — RNS 315 navigation system




Exterior Front in Candy-Weiß


Exterior Rear in Candy-Weiß








Interior - "Me 2" Sport Seats in Titan Black
















 

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ORDER STATUS (updated October 30th 2010)





Vehicle Ordered Placed on Saturday, August 6th 2010

Date: 08.6.2010
Status: Order Entry

Date: 08.6.2010
Status: Marked Sold Order

Date: 08.6.2010
Status: Vehicle Assigned

Date: 08.27.2010
Status: Released to Manufacture

-Requested Production Week - 39/2010 09/27/2010​

-Assigned Production Week - 39/2010 09/27/2010​

-Actual Production Week - 39/2010 09/27/2010​

Date: 09.08.2010
Status: Release for Production


Date: 09.27.2010
Status: Factory Inspected :thumbup:​





Grand Dahlia images





Live APRS device tracking of Grand Dahlia (lets you see where the ship has been, ie., Emden to present)


Timetable of Volkswagen Logistics vessels






Grand Dahlia coming into Brunswick, GA



Grand Dahlia mored and being unloaded at Brunswick, GA



Date: 10.21.2010
Status: Port Arrived/Stock
Next update: 10.26.2010​


Date: 10.26.2010
Status: Rel. to Carrier (Port)


Date: 10.26.2010
Status:Truck Loaded


Date: 10.27.2010 (Exactly one month after being built, cool!)
:thumbup::thumbup: Dealer Delivered :thumbup::thumbup:



Date: 10.30.2010
Customer Delivered
:wave:​


Vehicle engine 2,0l TDI was built in Chemnitz, Germany by Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH

Website explains the factory and its role when building VW's.
http://www.volkswagen-sachsen.de/index.php

This Volkswagen vehicle plant in Zwickau takes over any additional demand for Golf and Passat models needing assembly. So some Golf models can come from both Wolfsburg & Zwickau, Germany. Engines are built in Chemnitz, Germany.​

Volkswagen's vehicle cargo shipping arm



Heßlinger Straße 12
38436 Wolfsburg
Telefon +49 (53 61) 2 63-0
Telefax +49 (53 61) 2 63-28 84​



Volkswagen's official vehicle transport line



Am Sandtorkai 60
20457 Hamburg​

Tel.: +49 40 36152441
Fax: +49 40 36152425
Website:www.pwl.de



Location of GRAND DAHLIA - Google Maps APRS


Scan with your smart phone to see the live location of Grand Dahlia
http://2tag.nl/3R25XL-
 

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OEM+ Euro modifications

Wait, this is the wrong Casper!?!?! lol


LED city lights (no bulb out errors) from ledwholesalers.com [INSTALLED]

Installed (with 04 central electronics coding for LED tails as well)


OEM MKV/MKVI Rear sunshade 1K0-064-360 [INSTALLED]



OEM European license plate holder for Golf models (non R, GTD and GTI) Part number # 5K0-807-287-H-9B9 [INSTALLED]


OEM European license plate holder [INSTALLED]






Overhead console off a 2006 GTI which has the center light and more illumination when compared for 2007+ Volkswagens. Bluetooth button will be retrofitted as I've ordered the Euro only cutout trim piece. [INSTALLED]




Black R32 grab handles (nice contrast with the silver liner on my car) [INSTALLED]



Black R32 sun-visor maps lights (nice contrast with the silver liner on my car)

Black R32 rear map lights [INSTALLED]



Front seat puddle lamps (European order option) Illuminates the under-portion of drive and passenger sears for rear passengers ;) [NOT INSTALLED YET]



Rear center cup holder [INSTALLED]





Euro drivers side dash cubby [INSTALLED]

European center console cup holder with metal bottle opener




Heated OEM Blind spot mirrors L & R [INSTALLED]



Aluminum Golf glove box latch (came on early MKV GTI's in Europe and US 06-07)[INSTALLED]


Passat CC interior OEM LED front footwell lights [INSTALLED]
Pic of a Skoda with Passat CC LED foot well lights but same effect is accomplished in the Golf


assat CC interior OEM LED rear underseat footwell lights [NOT INSTALLED YET]





European LED Door warning lights (X4) [INSTALLED]







OEM Audi S4 hidden compass mirror with auto dimming function





Upgraded chrome window switch for drivers door [INSTALLED]

Upgraded chrome window switch for 3 passenger doors [INSTALLED]

Upgraded chrome mirror adjustment switch [INSTALLED]

European headlamp switch with auto headlight function (coming/leaving home)



OEM Sport pedals [INSTALLED] dead pedal pending install

OEM Golf GTD silver stitching leather e-brake handle (silver stitching to match seats) 1K0-711-461-E-ALF [INSTALLED]

OEM Golf GTD 6-speed shifter (silver stitching to match seats) 5K0-711-113-G -YMD [INSTALLED]

OEM R-Line European multifunction steering wheel with airbag (silver stitching to match seats) [NOT INSTALLED YET]



R-Line door sills [INSTALLED] pictures pending


OEM hatch transboard with emergency triangle holder 1K0061178A (no longer available worldwide/discontinued [INSTALLED]


OEM RNS 510 Navigation unit [INSTALLED]





Golf V RVC camera [NOT INSTALLED YET]



TDI Floormats [INSTALLED]



Hatch warning triangle and first aid kit holder [INSTALLED]









OEM Eibach/VW Drivers Gear sport springs [NOT INSTALLED YET]


OEM Dunkel Golf R LED tail lamps w/rear fog [INSTALLED]












Rear fog enabled


Rear fog icon in tacho


LED parking lights (byte 18 set to 04 under 09 Central Electronics for rear LED tails). Also enabled parking lights via stalk L & R for parking in dark allies or curbs.




**NOTE** With coding for LED tails (see above) you CAN remove the W5W bulbs from the North American orange bumper markers without any fault codes triggered, all thanks to Dana @ Ross Tech for this code :thumbup:

DIESEL ONLY sticker


Upgraded chrome upper and lower grills [INSTALLED]
Highline Upper Grille 5K0-853-651-AG-ZLL


Highline Lower Grille 5K0-853-671-RYP [INSTALLED]


Custom Golf 6 grille badge by RB_Styling in Germany [NOT INSTALLED YET]



Slimeline LED DRL/TFL's (going to replace the fog lamps with these) [NOT INSTALLED YET]


As they were on my MKV .:R32



Front and rear BLUEMOTION TDI badges [INSTALLED]
















OEM Audi R8 Coolant Cap [NOT INSTALLED YET]

OEM Audi R8 Oil Cap [INSTALLED]







Elbrus i03 18 inch wheels with Continental ExtremeContact DWS(Ultra High Performance All-Season) tires [NOT INSTALLED YET]



Size: 225/40ZR18
Sidewall Style: Blackwall
Serv. Desc: 92Y
Load Range: XL
UTQG: 540 A A




More OEM to come...
 

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Delivery Day Pictures October 30th 2010






Morning of delivery day October 30th 2010



Casper waiting for his new owner nice and early


Blauberry (my R32) up front and Casper behind


Julian & talking VW stuff (something about xenons and fogs if I recall)




Ciao Blauberry und hallo Capser












New T-reg!








Car looks small next to me! hahaha




Some Reflex Silver Metalic Golf TDI lovin




Ciao folks, I'm auta here (casper talking)




More about BLUEMOTION & TDI technology




Why Drive a TDI?

You'll enjoy the savings. Economical fuel consumption, long service and maintenance intervals, plus low emissions, all combine to keep costs low.

You'll love the drive. Our turbodiesel engines offer exceptional torque even at low revs. This results in tremendous fun at the wheel, thanks to their effortless acceleration and sparkling performance.
You'll feel the power. High levels of pulling power over a wide rev range offer real driving pleasure.

How does it work?
Fuel needs oxygen to burn and the engine has to be supplied with huge quantities of air to get enough. You can solve this problem with a bigger engine - or you can solve it with a turbocharger - as in the TDI. Driven by the exhaust gases, it squeezes air more tightly into the cylinders.

The air is then cooled (cool air takes up less space than hot air) and diesel injected directly into the cylinders at very high pressure through a nozzle. It's this intensive mixing of highly atomised fuel with the compressed air that leads to better, more efficient combustion.

Your driving experience is quiet and refined because effective sound insulation keeps noise to a minimum, while hydraulic engine mounts ensure smooth, low-vibration running.

What's the result?
The great advantage of TDI engines is that they are very powerful, even at low revs, and economical across the entire speed range. As they burn fuel more efficiently they produce more power. What it means for you is much better performance, with more pulling power than you would get from traditional fuel injection systems. This efficiency also means that you save on fuel costs and emit less CO2, so helping to minimise your impact on the environment.



Overcoming turbo lag
The main disadvantage of a turbocharger is that it needs a certain gas pressure to work, only available when engine revs are high enough. To avoid 'turbo lag' a delay in available power - and be very efficient at lower engine revs, the turbocharger needs to be able to control the exhaust pressure.

A variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbocharger does this with a system of mechanical guide vanes. It alters the cross-section of the exhaust flow inlet on the powertrain side. If the gas pressure falls at slower engine revs, the control system adjusts the guide vanes to narrow the cross-section. This speeds up the exhaust flow and increases the pressure. And as the exhaust gas pressure rises with the engine revs, the control system makes the inlet cross-section larger by altering the position of the guide vanes.

Volkswagen injection systems
We are one of the leaders in developing advanced efficient diesel engines with lower emissions. Our innovative unit injector engines are progressively meeting the new EURO 5 standard, ahead of legislation. Our range of three to ten-cylinder turbodiesels is based on unit injector systems, or common rail injection.

How injection works
The pressure at which the diesel is injected into the cylinder is the key factor in diesel direct injection. The fuel has to mix swiftly with the compressed air in the cylinder. The higher the pressure, the more finely the diesel is atomised for an intensive mixing of the fuel and air particles. This, in turn, leads to better and more efficient fuel burning. The energy from the fuel is used more effectively and emissions are reduced.

We use various injection stages within one power stroke - referred to as multiple injection. Depending on the engine design, revs and load, modern diesel engines use a pilot or double pilot injection, a main injection and a post injection. Pilot injection achieves smooth combustion, ensuring that the extremely high pressures necessary for combustion to take place are reached more gradually. This significantly reduces combustion noise and cuts emissions. Post injection helps the combustion process further, achieving even lower exhaust emissions.

Piezo crystal injectors
To control the injection process precisely and cut fuel consumption and emissions significantly, we use piezo inline injectors instead of solenoid valves. They are lighter and respond twice as fast. This enables the injector valve to switch five times faster to meter the fuel and control the injection curve far more precisely. It's an important factor in achieving efficient and smooth combustion with low emissions.

Compared with previous systems, diesel injection with piezo injectors offers the potential, depending on the design, to reduce fuel consumption by roughly three per cent, to lower emissions by up to 20 per cent, to increase the achievable engine power by up to five percent and to approximately halve engine noise.

Common rail - third-generation diesel direct injection.
Common rail is the cutting edge of diesel technology and will eventually replace all our TDI engines. The common rail system stores the injection pressure in a high-pressure fuel reservoir referred to as the 'common rail' as it supplies all the injectors. In this system the generation of pressure and the fuel injection processes are separate.

Lines connect all the cylinder injectors to the common rail in parallel, ensuring they all have an uninterrupted supply of constant pressure.

The advantage of common rail is that fuel can be delivered at higher pressure, giving better mixing with air for a more efficient and cleaner combustion. This gives you higher performance combined with improved fuel consumption.

The ever-higher injection pressures that make diesel engines cleaner and more efficient than before place big demands on the common rail system. Our latest generation of diesel engines reach injection pressures as high as 1,800 bar. For this reason we make the rail ourselves, and we are the first car maker to do so.

The diesel particulate filter
Our advanced diesel engines are much cleaner than older engines. One important factor is their diesel particulate filters (DPF), which are very effective in cutting emissions, trapping even the finest soot particles that are produced as the engine burns diesel fuel.

The latest generation of filters operate without additives. This makes them maintenance-free for an exceptionally long time: an initial inspection is usually carried out only after 150,000 km. The filter's lifespan is dependent on factors such as fuel quality, driving style, use and oil consumption.




What the heck is BlueMotion anyways?
BlueMotion isn't just a single technology. It's a whole range of innovations and refinements that help you save fuel and money, without taking the fun out of driving.

BlueMotion Technologies represent the cleanest, most energy-efficient cars in our range. So when you see this logo you'll know we're talking about ways to cut your emissions and driving costs.

Our BlueMotion Technologies are designed to lessen the impact of driving on the environment. The BlueMotion badge already identifies the cleanest, most eco-friendly cars in our range: now we're extending it to cover all our innovative energy saving and fuel efficient technologies, such as the DSG dual-clutch gearbox and TSI and TDI engines. Other examples of BlueMotionTechnologies include recuperation of energy from braking, advanced aerodynamics, optimised gear ratios, low rolling resistance tyres and the start-stop system. They all work together to make our cars more economical and to reduce emissions.

The foundation technologies
Efficiency starts at the very core of our cars with their engines and gear boxes. Innovative technologies such as TSI, TDI and DSG are major contributors to driving efficiency and set a solid foundation to develop from. They play an important part in keeping Volkswagen at the forefront of economical engineering.

Advanced engines such as the powerful TSI and the high-torque diesel TDI, ensure outstanding fuel consumption and fewer pollutants together with pure driving pleasure. The impressive DSG Dual-Clutch gearbox offers even greater fuel economy. It has the convenience of an automatic gearbox and the agility, dynamic performance and superior consumption figures of a manual gearbox. So being efficient doesn't have to take the fun out of driving.

The innovations
Our engineers have developed a series of innovations specially geared towards conserving energy and reducing fuel costs without compromising your driving pleasure.

We've created modified engine management software that makes our engines run even more efficiently. We've also been able to reduce the engine idle speed so you emit less C02 and use less fuel. Our BlueMotion gearboxes have been reconfigured with longer ratios in higher gears for the most economical fuel consumption. Intelligent technology tells you when to change gear for optimum driving efficiency.

The innovative start/stop system turns the engine off when you're idling in traffic and restarts it when you're ready to move while the recuperation mechanism uses some energy usually lost during braking and deceleration to pass additional charge to the battery. The outside of this range is equally as crafted as the inside: from the low rolling resistant tyres which reduce road friction to the specifically designed aerodynamic styling, BlueMotion means less fuel consumption, lower emissions and a better driving experience.

BlueMotion Technology cars...
Our efficiency technologies have been implemented across a range of cars, making them more economical. You'll recognise these cars by the BlueMotion Technologies badge they carry. So when you see this logo, you're looking at one of the cleanest, most energy-efficient cars in our range.

BlueMotioncars...
BlueMotion cars are our most efficient cars yet. They offer the ultimate in economy as well as producing the lowest C02 emissions. These cars are expertly designed with aerodynamic styling kits and include all our BlueMotion Technologies, delivering superior performance. The BlueMotion range includes the Polo, Golf and Passat.



 

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Aluminum Golf glove box latch (came on early MKV GTI's in Europe and US 06-07) - Getting this soon

OEM Audi S4 hidden compass mirror with auto dimming function - I want this, any more info ?

Upgraded chrome window switch for drivers door - Getting this soon

Upgraded chrome window switch for 3 passenger doors - Getting this soon

Upgraded chrome mirror adjustment switch - Getting this soon

European headlamp switch with auto headlight function (coming home) - Got this (but no Auto, never used Auto on my Wagon)

OEM Sport pedals - I want this, getting them eventually

OEM Golf GTD silver stitching leather e-brake handle (silver stitching to match seats) - Wow where do you get those and how much do they run ?

OEM Golf GTD 6-speed shifter (silver stitching to match seats) - Same for this

OEM R-Line European multifunction steering wheel with airbag (silver stitching to match seats) - This looks like big money ! I like it though probably can't afford it.

OEM hatch transboard with emergency triangle holder - I have one, and know of another new one for sale locally

OEM RNS 510 Navigation unit - Have it.

Golf V RVC camera - Getting it someday

OEM Dunkel Golf R LED tail lamps w/rear fog - Got them but Cherry Red and no rear fog (had a rear fog on the wagon and couldn't stand people always telling me I had a backup light out)



Is there a difference between the 2010 and 2011 seats ? The seats you posted look different somehow than what I have
 

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Impressive list of upgrades. I dont think you forgot much of anything. For sure it seems very ambitious. I for one am extremely happy with my Golf TDI and would only bother doing a handful of the mods shown here. Some of the mods would be not worth it or downgrades IMO. I like the shifter, the mirrors, maybe the driver knee cubby, pedal covers and light switch. Pretty much interested in real function. The rear footwell lighting is nice. I prefer the US spec cup holder arrangement. I like the LED tails but am increasingly thinking they arent worth the trouble or cost, and i like the look of the incandescent tails, although some cool functions are possible with the LEDs. Sounds like a lot of work, almost easier to just buy and ship a euro spec car in special. Have fun. :beer:
 

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I am also very impressed by the GTD shift knob. Do you know of a source in the States?


Btw, I just bought a '11 4-door manual candy white golf tdi off the showroom last week. I'm very impressed with it.
 

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I am also very impressed by the GTD shift knob. Do you know of a source in the States?


Btw, I just bought a '11 4-door manual candy white golf tdi off the showroom last week. I'm very impressed with it.

ECS tuning sells the GTD shifter here in the states but cost around 350.00 + shipping. Your better off getting it off Ebay.de from someone who ships into the states.

Congrats on the new TDI :) I can't wait either. No Golf R (yet) so I had to order a Golf NOW.
 

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Congrats on the new car! I am very interested in some of these upgrades myself. Do you have a picture of what the new LED fog lights will look like? If they look how I think they do then I definitely want them.

How much of a pain in the A** will the installation of an automatic headlight switch be? Likewise for the backup camera?

The only other thing I would add is a dual zone climate control system with a digital display but that probably costs a fortune...
 

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Do the xenon option on the TDI do a left/right/up/down test when its first turned on?
 

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Do the xenon option on the TDI do a left/right/up/down test when its first turned on?
Yes and they look like these lights from a B6 Passat

AFS in action when turning Left and Right!
 

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Congrats on the new car! I am very interested in some of these upgrades myself. Do you have a picture of what the new LED fog lights will look like? If they look how I think they do then I definitely want them.

How much of a pain in the A** will the installation of an automatic headlight switch be? Likewise for the backup camera?

The only other thing I would add is a dual zone climate control system with a digital display but that probably costs a fortune...
Yeah these are the lights in action installed in my Golf 5 .:R32


And this is what they look like on a Golf. lameducks Golf/Jetta Variant. I will be removing my fog lights in replacement for the LED TFL's up front.


 

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Very nice! :D

I've seen someone in my area with this modification and I think it looks great.
 

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Where are the Nav Maps stored if the RNS315 does not have a hard drive?
 

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Nice!!! You know I am gonna hit you up when I get my TDI. :p I approved with over 90% of the mods, except want to different set of wheels and suspension, but other than that it would be almost identical. j/k I'll make sure it looks different. ;)
 
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