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Re: My New MK5 GTI
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2017, 10:43:23 PM »
have a look on eBay for grab handles and also you can get chrome tipped window switches - they totally clean the inside up. Also, for a quick and dirty fix on the exhaust tips, again search eBay for Audi A4 exhaust tips/sleeves. They cover up nicely until you get a replacement.

have you put the rear spacers on?

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Re: My New MK5 GTI
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2017, 02:14:12 AM »
Get the interior grab handles from the dealer/TPS, you'll be surprised how much cheaper they are compared to eBay! I got my MK6 chrome switches from AliExpress and they work fine and illuminate correctly in the dark, plus it's not pricey too for the set (link).

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Re: My New MK5 GTI
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2017, 10:51:20 AM »
have a look on eBay for grab handles and also you can get chrome tipped window switches - they totally clean the inside up. Also, for a quick and dirty fix on the exhaust tips, again search eBay for Audi A4 exhaust tips/sleeves. They cover up nicely until you get a replacement.

have you put the rear spacers on?

I'll be getting them through TPS from work so shouldn't be too expensive. My switches are actually on the way to me. I'll look into the exhaust sleeves though as mine are terrible and a little rotten. The rear spacers are on now, looks pretty chunky at the rear end now. I might go 15mm on the front too. Dropping the brake upgrade for now as the discs and pads are that far gone I've had to get replacements. Didn't have the cash for an upgrade.

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Re: My New MK5 GTI
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2017, 02:32:29 PM »
Looks good! Plenty of jobs to keep you busy and you'll enjoy every minute of it.

You're welcome to have a flick through my build for any ideas since we have many of the same faults i.e. handles, badge etc.

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,89715.msg907250.html#msg907250

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Re: My New MK5 GTI
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2017, 02:47:25 PM »
A little update, no new pics just yet though.

I ordered some GTI seat handle inserts from ebay and fitted those. Nice little mod. I've got a new rear badge/boot handle to fit. Just ordered a GFB DV+ and a Superpro lower engine mount insert. They will be fitted tomorrow along with a brand new vac pump too as the current one is leaking oil. That will be it for this month probably as it also had new Brembo discs and pads upfront. Annoyingly my order for new window switches has been cancelled as all their stock was damaged.  :confused:

Hopefully if it doesnt snow this weekend I'll give it a clean and make a start on tidying up the paintwork. Panel by panel :P

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Re: My New MK5 GTI
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2017, 09:33:24 AM »
So my car was back on the ramp at work again. The last piece of the puzzle (mechanically) has been fixed. The seal on the vac pump had failed and was leaking oil. Did thing it was the pump itself that had split but luckily it was just a £1 rubber seal. Which has saved me £140 for the new part. Now that all the known engine issues are sorted I can start looking at upgrades and improving the bodywork. On a very frustrating note I hit the mother of all potholes the other day and as it transpired I have indeed buckled the front right wheel  :doh:. Very frustrating but its not too serious and it is repairable. While it was up on the ramp yesterday I got the GFB and Superpro lower mount insert fitted.

GFB DV+ and SuperPro Insert installation

GFB DV+ and SuperPro Insert installation

GFB DV+ and SuperPro Insert installation

GFB DV+ and SuperPro Insert installation

GFB DV+ and SuperPro Insert installation


I went for the fast road option on the insert. In case anyone isnt sure, the insert fills the voids in the standard bushing, restricting movement of the lower mount/transmission mount (what ever you want to call it) The difference is noticeable immediately. There is a little vibration in the cabin on initial cold start, but it settles down as the engine warms. Less engine movement means more power to the drivetrain, in this case its feels far less sloppy after gear changes, although rough/bad gear changes now feel far less forgiving  :signLOL:

Next on the list if either the new revision PCV valve or a PCV delete kit. I have a slight suspicion that the HPFP might be struggling at times too. (I really hope it isn't). I should be able to get it on the Dyno at work sometime and see exactly how its performing but I do seem to keep getting a light loss of boost/power every so often. I'll update when I know more.