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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2017, 07:29:00 PM »
So jealous of that sunroof  :drool:
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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2017, 08:47:53 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments all. The sunroof wasnt something that sold the car to me but its so nice to have it.

Had a good weekend with the car (my weekend is Sunday/Monday). Was meant to head down to Early Edition yesterday but my mate bailed on me last minute, so instead i went for a solo drive into the Peak District. In hindsight, i wish i had headed down solo to EE instead but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Drove the Cat and Fiddle a couple of times and the car was just faultless. The mixture of the tight roads and the DSG in Manual mode was just fantastic. Thoroughly enjoying the car. Have got a couple of days off at the end of the month and i'm tempted to head away for a couple of days. Maybe head to the Lake District but open to suggestions on this? Would be travelling from the North Midlands.

Today, being Monday meant the car went into my local VW Specialist. Thermostat, Cam Chain, Tensioner and a couple of other bits sorted. They also did the oil change for me and used the Millars and filter that i had purchased. Only charged me £20 labour for this so was happy with that.

The car is definitely quieter on startup and no rattle at all. Gave it some beans on the way home and it just makes me laugh  :happy2: :happy2: :happy2:

Anyway, couple of little bits will be sorted in due course and then i will be looking to save a bit of money. Then things like the alloys will be refurbished, front bumper resprayed etc.

Few photos from the trip out to the Peaks yesterday.



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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2017, 08:56:57 PM »
Really glad you're on this Peter helps me feel better about getting a 5 door and I'm sure you've made many of the 3 door owners green with envy they don't  :happy2:

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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2017, 09:07:26 PM »
Really glad you're on this Peter helps me feel better about getting a 5 door and I'm sure you've made many of the 3 door owners green with envy they don't  :happy2:

Cheers mate. This is my 5th car since passing in July 2015, and my first 5 door. It's just easier to get things in and out. I also think the 5 door versions with a 20/30mm drop on them look the bee's knee's. Just my opinion ofc.
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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2017, 09:55:08 PM »
Really glad you're on this Peter helps me feel better about getting a 5 door and I'm sure you've made many of the 3 door owners green with envy they don't  :happy2:

Cheers mate. This is my 5th car since passing in July 2015, and my first 5 door. It's just easier to get things in and out. I also think the 5 door versions with a 20/30mm drop on them look the bee's knee's. Just my opinion ofc.

A looked after and regularly polished 5 door stands out more i think because they're generally not looked after like the 3dr's are, I saw a blue r32 5 door and I was in love with it dropped on air but it was something else

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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2017, 10:23:05 PM »
Really glad you're on this Peter helps me feel better about getting a 5 door and I'm sure you've made many of the 3 door owners green with envy they don't  :happy2:

Cheers mate. This is my 5th car since passing in July 2015, and my first 5 door. It's just easier to get things in and out. I also think the 5 door versions with a 20/30mm drop on them look the bee's knee's. Just my opinion ofc.

A looked after and regularly polished 5 door stands out more i think because they're generally not looked after like the 3dr's are, I saw a blue r32 5 door and I was in love with it dropped on air but it was something else

Completely agree. Those blue 5dr R32's are just stunning.
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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2017, 11:28:49 PM »


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That is looking very well :happy2:

Its a brilliant feeling after spending several hours on your car and seeing that quality finish, keep it up.

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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2017, 07:18:58 PM »
29/05/17

So a bit of an update.

Not much has changed since i bought the car. I've done a few service items as a previous post and fitted a few things to make it my own. I've also now given it a really good detail and a couple of coats of Poorboys Natty Wax which means cleaning it has been a doddle. I've just ordered the steering wheel adapters and a rear view camera for the App Radio so these will be fitted over the coming weeks too. I've also got a set of discs and pads to go on the front. Gone for Pagid as these are OEM quality and what i was running on the black GTI and were great.

Had this last week off so have done a fair few miles. In 2 weeks ive done 998 miles. This includes 2 trips to wales and a trip to the Peak District in the last week alone. I left home at 2am to go and climb Mount Snowdon last Friday and the empty welsh roads at that time of day were brilliant. A mixture of the DSG in manual mode and the great handling car made it great fun. I also have to admit how stunning it was climbing Snowdon and getting to the top as the sun rose. Was a fantastic morning.

I'm also looking to do a long weekend in Scotland in the next month or two. This would be travelling up after work on a Saturday and heading to Inverness. Then driving the NC500 and then driving back a couple of days later. Can anyone give me any pointers for decent roads in southern Scotland/Lake District?

Will try and get a couple of photos up at some point.  :happy2:
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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2017, 10:44:59 PM »
Not much has been going on with the ED30 in the past couples of weeks apart from sticking in lots of V Power. Since buying it in mid april ive done over 2000 miles already  :happy2:

I also gave the car a good wash today. I spent a bit of time tidying up the front end which included touching in some small stone chips, along with tidying up the Votex Splitter. I will get the front end resprayed at some stage. I also spent some time re-blackening the grilles as they had started to go grey. Look much better now.

Loving the car more than ever and just enjoying driving it day to day.  :happy2:



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Re: Tornado Red Edition 30 : 1411
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2017, 11:21:32 PM »
So. Droplinks and front pads and discs replaced today. Droplinks have made a massive difference. Car now feels much tighter and no knocking from the front end. Again superb service from the guys at Midland VW. Would recommend to anyone who is midlands based.

Also discovered how good the car drives in the dry with the traction turned off. Completely different car. I have also sold the Revo intake that i had fitted. I will only be going to Stage 1 max and miss the DSG noises when changing gear so have decided to put the stock engine cover back on. Will look at a VR Panel Filter to help things flow better in the future.

Next will be the cambelt and water pump. I've got insurance next month so that will be sorted first though.

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