Volkswagen Mark IV Forum banner
1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
170 Posts
I think the top one has headlight washers - Probably part of the winter pack and/or come with Xenons. Mine doesn't have headlight washers and is a single bumper strip like the bottom pic.

Steve
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,198 Posts
Both have the headlamp washers if you look closely.

The top pic has been enhanced, a VW marketing bod probably thought it would look better if the holes were filled. Too much time on their hands maybe?!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
296 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Quote: posted by AdWright on 11/03/2005 09:20:19

If you adjust the brightness/contrast of the first image, you can see that they coloured in the area to cover up the holes.

Posted Image


I don't think so, look at this other pic:

Posted Image
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Okay, having seen that black car it does look as though there is a large square hole on some cars. Looks a bit strange. Anyone know why the smaller holes are present in the UK spec? What do they actually achieve?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,735 Posts
Quote: posted by induct on 11/03/2005 11:26:16

Quote: posted by AdWright on 11/03/2005 09:20:19

If you adjust the brightness/contrast of the first image, you can see that they coloured in the area to cover up the holes.

Posted Image


I don't think so, look at this other pic:

Posted Image


So why is the red car inset hole different from the black?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,735 Posts
So far there has been 3 types posted.

UK - Holes in some of the honeycone

Red - Larger hole that follows the contour of the fog light

Black - Larger squared hole that does not follow the contour.

We are sad for looking at this in detail.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Quote: posted by TurboTrev on 11/03/2005 13:12:33

Large rectangular 'hole' is for DSG cars - cooling to the gearbox.

Seems to be that on some markets, i.e. Australia got DSG cars with these cut-outs (according to posts on VWVortex.com forum). But in Sweden at least, we don't get the cut-out on DSG's. Saw that on some pre-production cars tested by the press. Upon asking my dealer about it, he just stated that they were pre-production cars. Strange if the Australians would get pre-production cars [:D] So I guess there might be a reason for these, related to cooling of the gearbox, on some markets. makes one wonder what will happen on a track day [?] Maybe one shall try to get Australian spare parts...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
The gaps/holes in the bumpers are cooling duct to the brakes to assist
in less fade...more air to the brakes the less heat generates under
braking. Cooling the bay in general like that is obviously good
as well, just helps things tick over smoothly.

It was probably in response to some testing that VW did and realised it
would significantly aid the car...at least thats what I think.
Larger ducts were available on the MKIII models to aid with braking and
getting colder air into the bay. The colder and denser the air
thats drawn into the bay the bigger the bang and is probs a good idea
with a turbo'd car.

Presume we all know this...hope i'm not patronising or owt...just no one has mentioned it as yet.

Cars still look damn fine tho don't they?!
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
Top