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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Uprated shock absorbers and coil springs

Diving or dipping of the rear end between pulling vehicle and trailer can be avoided with the use of uprated shock absorbers and coil springs on the rear axle. These shock absorbers and springs can also be retrofitted in many cases by a Volkswagen workshop, unless of course they were installed ex-factory. For allocation of the shocks and springs refer to → Electronic parts catalogue “ETKA”.
Diving or dipping and trailer snaking can also be avoided with stabilisation aids that can be procured in most European countries via Volkswagen dealerships and also installed by them.
   
Notes on operation and driving
  Note
It is essential that the notes on operation and driving, which can be found in the operating instructions of your vehicle, are read and observed.
   
Engine cooling
Since higher demands are placed on the engine cooling system when a trailer is being towed, the cooling system is uprated in conjunction with factory fitted towing at ...

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Brake fluid
Fig. 144 In the engine compartment: cap on the brake fluid container First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Brake fluid will gradually absorb water from the surrounding air. The brake system will be damaged if there is too much water in the brake fluid. T ...

Checking inertia reel (locking mechanism)
The inertia reel has two locking functions.   The first locking function is triggered by the belt being jerked out of the reel (belt extension acceleration). Test 1 –  Pull belt o ...

Golf R - from model year 2014, sales type 5G1
  Note The specified wheel and tyre combinations apply for all the gearboxes allocated to the respective engines. Deviations from this are specially indicated in the table. The Golf R will be listed according to the sales types and not by the ...

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