Author Topic: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI  (Read 5772 times)

Offline JamieKirk95

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Re: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2017, 05:14:35 PM »
No major updates on the Golf recently. However, last month I passed my LGV license so I can now drive the Fire Engine:driver:

Anyway, I've done a couple of little cleaning jobs on the Golf while I had a bit of spare time.

So I made a start in the boot by removing the carpet, tool set and spare tyre.

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Hoovered out the rubbish

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Obliterate used

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And finished

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The next thing I decided to clean was in and around the fuel cap

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Grime out

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After the first pass

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And after

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And finally I got the car MOT'd towards the end of April - Advisory free:)

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Re: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2017, 06:04:43 PM »
Haha glad to see i am not the only one who cleans inside the fuel filler area  :grin:

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Re: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2017, 12:21:39 AM »
Another small update again,

I had planned to do a full cleanup before I go to Cornwall at the end of the month, I decided to make a start by cleaning and polishing the sills.

Before

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GrimeOut used and agitated with a detail brush

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Wiped down

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Polished using Auto Finesse Tripple

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Drivers side

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I also noticed the door locks could do with a polish

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After

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Passenger side

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I ordered a friends service parts through tps and got him good discount, so as he was going to pick the bits up I ordered a couple of things and got him to pick them up for me.

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I then diluted the screen wash to the correct dilution using de-ionised water, I have worked out the following;

1 Litre VW screen wash - £4
5 Litre De ionised water - £2

I diluted it down to 1:4 as recommended, the washer tank is 4 litres so works out that it costs just under £5 a time.

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First I used the wipers to get rid of all existing screen wash, I then flushed the remainder out with normal water through the washer jets.

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Finally another small detail that was missing

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Re: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2017, 12:22:45 AM »
All photos now changed to flickr so now showing:) Will put some more updates tomorrow.

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Re: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2017, 04:32:25 PM »
So recently I haven't been using the golf as much due to buying a second car:D

Here she is

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I bought the corsa off a good friend who had had it since new, his in laws had just given him their old car so he was selling this. I bought it for £200 with just over a month left on the mot. Im not one to turn down a project so I did a bit of work on the car, I cleaned it up, serviced it and changed the exhaust and handbrake on it so it passed the mot. This monday I sold the corsa for £650 and during the month I had it I put about 1000 miles on it, so kept them miles off the golf:thumb:

This then gave me the chance to get the golf up on axel stands so I could take the arch liners off give them a good clean and then paint the disc hubs and repaint the red calipers as they had started to fade.

Heres just one pic to show them, the weather hasn't been good enough recently to get some good pics

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I had the golf on the axel stands for about 9 days, it wasn't until the day I took the golf off them that I realised I should have disconnected the battery.

The car wouldn't start so I had to jump start it from the corsa, I then took it for a drive and called in at shell to put some vpower in it. All good until I go to start it again and it wouldn't so I had to get someone to jump start it again and got it back home.

I was going to replace the battery before winter anyway so I knew which one I wanted anyway so ordered a Varta.

Heres the old one

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Battery out and air filter off

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Cleaned out

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I also cleaned the area where the filter sits as you can't get to it normally

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New battery in

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Oil Filler Neck

As my car has the evoms intake kit on it the standard engine cover no longer fits without modifying it however I like the way it looks without. The oil filler has a neck on it so it sits flush with the cover, this neck is just held on by glue so I decided to get rid of it so my cap would then sit flush on the cam cover.

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Cloth in to stop any plastic falling in

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Removed

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After

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I ordered an r8 oil cap from tps as I think they look nicer and just add a little touch to the engine bay

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The next thing I set about changing was the washer cap and coolant cap as they was blue and didn't match anything in the bay so ordered the black set from AKS Tuning

Before

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And after

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All three

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The next upgrade I bought was the gfb dv which i'm hopefully fitting with a friend next week

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I'm looking at getting the car remapped and will be upgrading the oil to millers nanodrive 5w40 so ordered a new oil filter and sump plug while at tps

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Finally

I am getting the cam chain and tensioner replaced in a couple of weeks so got the parts from tps

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Re: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2017, 03:24:43 PM »
So on monday I met up with @Tfsi_Mike who helped me fit my new gfb dv+

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The old diaphragm was fine, no tears but just a nice upgrade to do, knowing this one is much more robust!

Yesterday I had my timing chain and tensioner replaced, the old one was starting to rattle a bit, noticeable on idle when it was up to temperature.

Cams locked in place with correct vw locking tool

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Old Chain and tensioner

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Chain removed

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New chain and tensioner fitted

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The car is now much quieter than before, it didn't necercassirly need doing yet however this is more for my peace of mind and its nice knowing its been done.

Whilst having the timing chain done it gave me chance to look at the underside of the car. It turns out I've not got a cat back exhaust. Ive got a full turbo back miltek exhaust with sports cat I couldn't believe it! The last owner was quite clued up it seems!! :smiley:

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Re: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2017, 10:12:49 PM »
So today I changed the oil, filter and sump plug.

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Whilst under the car I discovered a couple of power flex bushes :smiley:

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Old oil and filter

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New filter in

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Re: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2017, 08:02:15 PM »
Loving the detail in the write up. Looks like you have a nice clean car there. Glad you got the wings sorted, I'm just about to attempt mine and my wife's car too! Fingers crossed!
Out of interest what did you pay for the parts and labour for the tensioner and gaskets.
Just ordered the same switches as yours too thanks for the inspiration! :happy2:

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Re: Reflex Silver Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2017, 07:35:13 PM »
Loving the detail in the write up. Looks like you have a nice clean car there. Glad you got the wings sorted, I'm just about to attempt mine and my wife's car too! Fingers crossed!
Out of interest what did you pay for the parts and labour for the tensioner and gaskets.
Just ordered the same switches as yours too thanks for the inspiration! :happy2:

Thank you mate, fingers crossed then!

The parts came to £167 from TPS and £150 for the labour off a friend so just over £300 really :happy2: