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Time for a new car, VW Golf MK3 GTI 2.0 8v

And then it was time for a change, a new car. But it didn’t go smoothly, not at all. I traded my 2009 Toyota Aygo with a Volkswagen (VW) Golf MK3 GTI 2.0 8v (1996, AGG engine code), after having an extended test drive which didn’t show any weird signs. Car handled nicely, especially for that age.

But on the way back it broke down, RPM gauge dropped instantly and car died (electrics worked though). Long story short, I was pulled back home and was able to fix the issue a day or two later by swapping out the Crankshaft Position sensor (G28) and as a precaution, I also swapped out the Fuel Pump Relay (nr 30).

So a little bit of a headache & mixed feelings later, I am still very happy with my swap!

Stranded…

Stranded

Being towed

En route to Sevenum...

Back home (finally!)

Finally home




Toyota Aygo new 14 inch wheels

Bought myself a “new” 14 inch set (thanks Marktplaats.nl 🙂 ) and fitted them off course. I weighed the wheels to see the difference, funny to see how there is quite a difference between de Uniroyal RainExpert 2 & Barum Brilliantis tyres.

The 14inch steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons tyres weighed less than expected.

Goodies!

14 inch wheel + Uniroyal RainExpert 2 tyre

Weight 14 inch wheel + Uniroyal Rainexpert 2

14 inch wheel + Barum Brilliantis 2 tyre

Weight 14inch wheel + Barum Brilliantis 2

14 inch steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 tyre

Weight 14inch Steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 Allseason

Result!

New wheels fitted

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Camera: Canon Powershot S110




Toyota Aygo Eco badge

As many of you might now, I make a sport out of driving as economical as possible (without being too extreme). As I was searching on Aliexpress, I found this fun badge, which expresses my driving style perfectly. I was able to plug the holes with some plastic grommets.
Toyota Aygo Eco Badge decal

Toyota Aygo Eco Badge decal