Porsche 911 / 996 Headlight Refurbishing

Porsche 911 / 996 Headlight Refurbishing

Our customer brought in his set of Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo for headlight refurbishing. The lens were oxidized and dull when they arrived. This is cause from the sun light’s UV breaking down the surface of the lens. We wet sand all the contaminants out, clean and spray with our special clearcoat. This clearcoat is the same acrylic makeup as the lens which bonds with it down to the molecular structure. Not only that, but the clear coat adds a layer of protection against fading or oxidation. The clear coat also dries very glossy and there is no need for wet sanding or buffing after the clear coat dries. However, we can do this and is an additional option if you upon request.

Note: Some imperfections are within the inside of the lens area and are unable to be removed. New housing would be an alternative to getting brand new headlights.

vW 2.0T Diverter Valve 06H145710 Ver C vs D

VW 2.0T Diverter Valve 06H145710 Ver C vs D

06H145710 D Left vs. 06H145710 C (old version C) Right

Recently we had a Mk7 GTI with a IS38 turbo swap and a 06H145710 diverter valve in the shop. The car had a brand new turbo from a Golf R and a Unitronic Stage 2+ tune on it.

Under hard acceleration, his car was loosing boost pressure and the waste gate needed to be adjusted. I did a visual inspection on the swap and everything looked to be in order. However I noticed that the diverter valve was a Ver C, Part No.: 06H145710 C.

Most of you know that the old Ver. C had a rubber diaphragm and that the Ver D was the one to upgrade to. I removed the DV and found the updated Ver C., which had the piston and correct for this turbo and year vehicle.

I did a lot of research and found out that there are two Ver C DVs. The old Mk5 Ver with a rubber diaphragm, the new 06H145710 Ver C with a piston and the 06H145710 Ver D.

06H145710C Left / 06H145710D Right

There was no info in our VW technical manuals. So I went online. Lot and lots of debates about which one is better.

The only thing I can see that is better is that the Ver. D has no o-rings and potentially could last longer and not wear out as fast. in conclusion, if i had to replace it, I’d buy a Ver D due to those facts. But I’m sure they will work the same and have no difference.

Here is a slide show video we made showing the differences.