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Project save the Grey
« on: March 18, 2017, 09:52:37 AM »
Hi Everyone,newbie here from Ireland, been a long time lurker and  GTI nut. I have been stricken with the GTI'itis for some time now! i've had Mk2:

a Mk5



and a Mk7



now i am back with a Grey MK5:



My New Grey GTI is in a bit of a sorry state, rear brakes seized, had very little oil in it when i took delivery of it, the wings are beginning to bubble with rust. I wouldn't normally buy a car in such a poor condition but i always wanted those upgrade Recaro's :love:, car also has Factory Xenons, cruise, folding heated mirrors with puddle lights and the usual GTI bits
Plans so far;
1. Engine flush
2. Proper service,gear box oil, CV boots, cam follower, pcv valve, termostat, coilpack
3. Get the brakes working properly again (it actually passed the MOT with seized brakes! I'm in Ireland so i have to get it through the Irish Car test which seems to be more stringent?)
4. Wet vac seats and see about getting the driver side bolster redone (anyone know somone who would be able to do the job in Ireland or UK?)
5. Recondition the alloys (Sprayed black on inner)
6. New tyres
7. Remap
8. New head unit
9. Carbon fibre Mirror caps
10. Maybe colour co-ordinate the bumpers and add edition 30 lip - unsure whether to keep with standard paintwise, i co-ordinated my graphite GTI and liked it
11. Red GTI Badges and maybe black or carbon fibre VW badges (think Carbon fibre goes well on the Grey GTI's)

Other than all this just give it the much needed TLC it needs! thanks for reading :happy2:


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Re: Project save the Grey
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 11:05:53 AM »
Absolutely love the seats!

Careful with the red GTi badges if your going genuine - a lot of people have bought genuine ones off eBay and they turned out to be dud.

I got mine from VW direct. Part number can be found here

http://www.vwmotorparts.com/badges-c-37_93_378/genuine-vw-mk7-golf-rear-gti-badge-all-red-p-1026.html

Plans sound good for the car so far  :happy2:

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Re: Project save the Grey
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 07:50:50 PM »
Great plan for your latest GTI!

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Re: Project save the Grey
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 11:57:10 PM »
Absolutely love the seats!

Careful with the red GTi badges if your going genuine - a lot of people have bought genuine ones off eBay and they turned out to be dud.

I got mine from VW direct. Part number can be found here

http://www.vwmotorparts.com/badges-c-37_93_378/genuine-vw-mk7-golf-rear-gti-badge-all-red-p-1026.html

Plans sound good for the car so far  :happy2:
thanks for the heads up! I was just about to buy the eBay ones! :congrats:

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Re: Project save the Grey
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 10:41:58 AM »
Welcome along!

I'm from Dublin myself, you?

Cloth recaros are rare as hen's teeth!!

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Re: Project save the Grey
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 10:08:16 AM »
Welcome along!

I'm from Dublin myself, you?

Cloth recaros are rare as hen's teeth!!
thanks! I'm in kildare, but splitting my time between there and Singapore at the moment..will be putting  the car into storage after I get it nct' d.. long term goal is to keep it as a future classic..but will have it out when I'm home from Singapore ..is there any vag scene in Ireland anymore?

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Re: Project save the Grey
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 10:29:24 AM »
Welcome along!

I'm from Dublin myself, you?

Cloth recaros are rare as hen's teeth!!
thanks! I'm in kildare, but splitting my time between there and Singapore at the moment..will be putting  the car into storage after I get it nct' d.. long term goal is to keep it as a future classic..but will have it out when I'm home from Singapore ..is there any vag scene in Ireland anymore?

I'm not too far from you so, spent a good bit of my career out in Leixlip actually.

The scene isn't as prevalent, cars and coffee meetups once a month are about the most there is nowadays!

I might be setting up a whatsapp group for some of the Irish users, if you're interested PM me your details  :happy2:

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Re: Project save the Grey
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 11:21:46 PM »
Welcome along!

I'm from Dublin myself, you?

Cloth recaros are rare as hen's teeth!!
thanks! I'm in kildare, but splitting my time between there and Singapore at the moment..will be putting  the car into storage after I get it nct' d.. long term goal is to keep it as a future classic..but will have it out when I'm home from Singapore ..is there any vag scene in Ireland anymore?

I'm not too far from you so, spent a good bit of my career out in Leixlip actually.

The scene isn't as prevalent, cars and coffee meetups once a month are about the most there is nowadays!

I might be setting up a whatsapp group for some of the Irish users, if you're interested PM me your details  :happy2:
don't seem to be able to PM yet..will drop you a line when I can