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ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« on: May 03, 2016, 08:02:41 PM »
I've edited this first post of the thread so that I can list a thread guide and mods list. My first post is now in the post below  :happy2:

Thread guide:

Page 1:

Introduction,
radiator leak and replacement 60k miles,
pollen filter replaced 60k miles,
LED number plate lights installed,

Page 2:

New aerial installed,
Exhaust tips cleaned,
New boot struts installed,
Window stickers & tax disc holder removed,
Boot liner installed,
Smoked indicators fitted,

Page 3:

LED interior lights installed,
Seat adjustment inserts installed,
VWUK contacted regarding injector recall & car history,
Cherry red hazard switch fitted,
BKD alloy inlet manifold from darkside developments discussion,

Page 4:

K&N panel filter installed 61k Miles,
Air box screws replaced (part number WHT 002 087),
Fuel filter replaced and found contaminated fuel,
Tandem fuel pump seals replaced to cure contaminated fuel,

Page 5:

New number plates fitted,
Engine cover rubber mounts replaced,
Alloy BKD inlet manifold from Darkside developments fitted 63400 miles,
Oil change 63400 miles,
EGR/ASV cleaned out,
EGR blanked off,
Short shifter from S3/Golf R fitted,
Bought VCDS kit

Page 6:

First VCDS scan,
New heater resistor pack installed,
New clutch and DMF arrived,
17" Monza alloys deep cleaned, polished, protected and fitted,
Foam from inner front wings removed,
Remapped by Celtic Tuning 65600 miles, mainly to remove EGR but stage one map (should be around 210bhp and 300lbft of torque)

Page 7:

Red stitched gear gaiter and handbrake cover fitted,

Page 8:

New clutch/DMF/release bearing, rear wheel bearing and post DPF exhaust temp sensor fitted by garage 66300 miles,

Page 9:

Glow plugs replaced 68k miles,
Injector part numbers inspected,
Rocker cover gasket replaced,
Fuel filter changed 68k miles
GTi headlights installed,
Anti roll bar drop link fitted,
Powerflex gearbox/subframe mount insert (red for diesel) + new stretch bolt (bolt part number N 105 580 02)fitted,
Subframe spacers and new bolts fitted,

Page 10:

Ticked over 70k miles,
MOT passed,
Eject blank button fitted,
New front and rear delphi discs and pads fitted 70200 miles,
rear offside caliper replaced,
Rear dust shields wire brushed and painted black,
calipers cleaned up ready for painting,
Calipers and hubs painted,
Wheels deep cleaned,
Oil flush and change 70500 miles,
Interior deep clean (seats removed + wet vac).

Page 11

Replaced gearbox end cap and topped up fluid.


Mod/spec List

Celtic Tuning remap (around 210bhp, 300lbft torque)
K&N Air filter,
BKD alloy inlet manifold (gets rid of swirl flaps),
EGR blanked off and mapped out,
Sachs clutch and dual mass flywheel,
Powerflex insert for gearbox/subframe mount (red for diesel) + new stretch bolt - wish I'd done this one sooner as it's made a huge improvement.
Subframe spacers and new bolts,
Brake calipers painted red,
S3/Golf R short shifter,
GTi headlights,
Tameside radiator,
17" Monza Alloys,
Eject blank button,
Red stitch handbrake cover and gear gaiter,
Cherry red hazard switch,
LED interior lights,
LED number plate lights,
Smoked indicators,
GT engraved seat adjustment inserts,
Stubby aerial,
Plastic/rubber boot liner,
VW wheel nut cover caps

Future plans and Possible Mods

Wet/damp sand and detail topped with Gtechniq CSL and EXOv3, G1 for windows,
Superpro anti lift kit,
H&R -30mm lowering springs with Bilstein B8 dampers at a later date or possibly Bilstein B12s,
Front and Rear H&R anti roll bars with new drop links,
R32 style Exhaust and lower rear bumper,
Votex/ED30 front splitter,
Bonnet re-spray as there are a few bad stone chips,
Superpro polybush kit,
Upgrade stereo head unit - undecided what to go for yet but I want something OEM looking (super cheap option would be rcd310, cheap option would be an xtrons, more pricey options rcd510 or kenwood),
Mk6 flat bottom steering wheel,
Darkside developments hard pipe kit for turbo/intercooler (seriously not cheap though),
18" Monza II's for summer wheels with some nice tyres,
HEL braided brake lines,
Upgrade brakes,
Highline clocks,
Hydrodip some of the interior trim,

Cheers,

Chris
« Last Edit: June 20, 2017, 09:30:22 AM by ChrisGT »
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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 09:14:08 PM »
POST #1

Hi all,

Just bought myself a 2007 black MK5 golf gt tdi 170 with 60k miles on it. Wanted one ever since they came out and finally had the spare funds to buy one. Here's a rubbish iPhone photo as I've not had a chance to get a proper one.



I live in Shetland, I'm 28 and work night shifts as a social carer. Have been, and still am, a member on several car, bike and detailing forums.

I'm super into detailing, bikes, cars and music (play bass in a local band)

I've owned a few vag cars:

My first car was a 1997 bright green polo 1.0l known as the green bean:


Second car was a 1997 mk3 golf gti 2.0l 8v


Followed by a 2004 Audi A4 2.0l sport:


Then unfortunately due to financial circumstances I had to sell the audi and bought myself a 2004 ford fiesta 1.4tdci 68bhp... I've had that for almost 4 years now as a cheap little run about and to be fair it's been cheap to run and insure and tax but is gutless and boring so time for a change!

Here's a pic of my bike too for anyone who's interested or made it reading this far! haha!
It's a 2002 Yamaha FZS600 fazer which I have modded quite a bit over the last 3 years of ownership.


So, on with the project!

Cheers,

Chris

POST #2
A little bit more detail on the car and my plans.

It was owned by a friend of a friend and has been well looked after, it's got a full service history and has very rarely had any advisories on an MOT. He took it to the garage and if there was anything as an advisory it was fixed straight away, no expense spared.

Paintwork has a few marks and is generally very swirly plus a few rust spots. My plan regarding that in the long term is to get a few bits repainted. However, the immediate plan is to give it a wet sand and polish detail to get it more to my standard.

I have several plans to mod little bits to start with. Nothing serious, led interior lights, gti front lights, r32 rear lights, metal gt seat adjustment inserts, rubber boot protector mat, LED number plate lights, stubby aerial, GT engraved metal door sill protectors plus a few other maintenance bits, new boot struts, pollen filter, air filter, oil and filter etc.

Longer term plans are r32 rear bumper, egr delete, maybe a remap but being the 170 it's got plenty grunt for now. New wheels, been looking at either 18" or 19" gloss black audi rotor style wheels. I'll do up the ones that are on it and the tyres will last for a while so will wait till they wear out and use them as winter wheels.. Coilovers, bigger brakes are also possible future purchases.

Cheers,

Chris
« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 08:34:02 AM by ChrisGT »
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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 09:37:45 PM »
Unfortunately the first night that I owned the car I took it to work and when I went out in the morning then there was a large pool of coolant under it...

had a quick look, expansion tank nearly empty and from where the coolant was I figured it was a burst radiator.  :confused:

I topped up the expansion tank with water and left the cap off so that the system wouldn't pressurise while driving to the nearest garage (about a mile away mostly down hill with no traffic so wasn't going to get hot enough to do any damage). Had lost about half the expansion tank again by the time I parked up at the garage. They confirmed it was the radiator that had burst so I ordered one from Tameside radiators £50 for new radiator and £20 postage which was great.

It arrived very quickly, well packaged and seemed to be really good quality:



Garage managed to get the car sorted today and all seems to be working as it should!  :jumpmove:

First thing I did when I got the car home, apart from check all the levels and that rad was all ok was to clean the inside of the windscreen and the front windows as they were all filthy, didn't have time to do anything else with it today but here is a picture of the cloth.... Keep in mind that it was brand new half an hour ago...



Grim... Hopefully get some more updates over the next few days and weeks with the first few mods/cleaning!

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 10:14:19 PM »
Some nice little mods planned and good to hear it was just the radiator at fault

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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 10:34:03 PM »
Thanks maxitrol, hopefully get most of the little mods done quite quickly and with the weather improving then should get it at least a good wash and some protection or maybe have time to do the full wet sand detail.

Yeah, the radiator bursting put a bit of a downer on buying it but quickly got over that and it's just one of those things, can happen any time. All fixed now and running really well, so much more power than the fiesta so it's put a big grin on my face  :grin: <-- see  :grin:

Forgot to say in the above post that it passed it's MOT the day I bought it and only advisory was slight play in anti roll bar drop link so have two new ones and will replace them soon.

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Chris
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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 10:43:56 PM »
My gttdi started eating turbos for fun and went through 3 in a month took ages to find the problem
 

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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 05:39:18 AM »
My gttdi started eating turbos for fun and went through 3 in a month took ages to find the problem
 

WOW!! What did the problem turn out to be?

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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 07:54:59 AM »
Was a blocked breather on the rocker cover in the end  of which  had been replaced but the new one was blocked building pressure up and chucking oil out by the quickest route which is the turbo.
At the time the head was sent away and pistons checked in fact at it was baffling the garage till they found the problem



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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 08:39:26 AM »
Glad you got it sorted man! Must have been a right ballache!!

Ordered some bits and pieces for the golf today so will update this when I get time to fit them.  :happy2:

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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 01:01:29 PM »
Yeah all sorted now,maybe because i threatened to burn it :signLOL:

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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2016, 03:01:02 PM »
Threatening to burn things usually gets the job done, or at least keeps you warm for a while.  :laugh:

Some new things have started to turn up, just like christmas!

New pollen filter, LED number plate lights and some new sheets of wet&dry sand paper in preparation for the big detail  :smiley:



Changed the pollen filter and wonder when it was done before  :sick:



Will hopefully get the bulbs changed over tonight or tomorrow,

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2016, 10:03:30 PM »
LED number plates lights installed and much better than the horrible yellow originals. Looking forward to replacing the interior lights when they arrive too.  :smiley:



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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2016, 10:08:45 PM »
LED number plates lights installed and much better than the horrible yellow originals. Looking forward to replacing the interior lights when they arrive too.  :smiley:



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They look ace mate - may have to invest...

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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2016, 10:18:32 PM »
Thanks very much.

Got them on Ebay for less than £5 and took 5 minutes to change them over.  They're quite wide so had to get them perfectly square to fit back into the housing but well worth it in my opinion. Here's a link to them:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161954685580?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2016, 06:15:33 PM »
Some more things arrived today for the golf. Archoil diesel and DPF cleaner, some more sand paper of different grits, some wire wheels for cleaning up some bits and pieces like brake calipers etc and a new stubby aerial (only ordered yesterday at 18:10 and arrived this afternoon at 14:30!!! Fastest I've ever received an item I've bought online, got it from car-masts-uk from their ebay shop, very impressed)



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