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Newbie here Black Gti
« on: December 01, 2016, 11:25:39 AM »
Proud owner of a black mk5 gti, had it over a year now and done few things to it cos it was in a bit of a state
Most of the info and D.I.Y's I got from here even before I was a member so thanks to everyone! Priceless info

Not gonna bore you with too many pics, iPhone pics so quality may be poor, apologies in advance

First pics when I got the car, coming from an e46 m3 (then a smart for2, *don't ask* ) to this, didn't expect the how brilliant the gti is especially the dsg!



Gave it a good clean, especially the interior, floor was filthy ordered in some mats and we were doing better.



Serviced it straight away with all oem bits and bobs, and ran Shell v-power ever since.
The cv was knocking so changed the whole driveshaft with brand new from VW

Had the alloys refurbed, diamond cut again but with the black inserts



Done all the lil eBay bits, led interior lights, number plate lights, parking lights, "gti" seat inserts.
Wrapped the interior silver trims, dsg, stereo surround with 5D carbon fibre style vinyl.
Team heko wind deflectors fitted.

Cambelt and waterpump changed

Then hit the forums for ideas

Aux wired from MFD2 to armrest, Retrofitted USB charging port, my 12V cig not working so why not, plus USB port looks good and neat.
Changed dsg knob to mk6 as old one was peeling and scratched.

Rev G (06F145710G) dv fitted, turns out I had the Rev D (06F145710D) in there, but still changed to G since I bought it.
Engine started shaking and juddering after a few miles of ownership, so started with pcv and that sorted it, old one was a Rev N (06F129101N) new one Rev R (06F129101R)

Cam follower changed (06D109309C) old one was a bit worn (66,000)

R32 rearlights fitted, Lowered on Eibach Sportlines, Smoked indicators fitted, Edition 30 rear valance and front splitter fitted, front US style, open fog and lower front grill fitted.
Rear wiper delete cos the wiper wasn't working so chucked it out







Oversize RamAir induction fitted (whooooosh)
Coilpack connector harness cover was broken so replaced with red one (why not) from awesome.
R8 oil cap fitted

(Dirty bay sorry )

Toyosports 3" decat fitted with adapter so no light, not mapped yet but will be soon when I get the time

Carbon fibre extended paddles, front black gloss vw badge, rear black mk6 vw badge with carbon fibre vinyl wrapped inlay fitted, Rear "Gti" badge taken off.




Car recently started playing up again with same symptoms, engine shaking and idle hunting, drove perfectly when maf disconnected. Checked everything even changed pcv again but no joy, met up with Eddie-NL and he scanned my car also sorted the cruise out
Had an air leak somewhere, so after about a month of trying to find the problem (cos I don't like giving my car to the garage lol)
Finally found the culprit (at 11pm in the freezing cold), was the PCV pipe that connects to the bottom of the manifold in the front, was split nearly in two right where it connects at the bottom! Was bit of a fluke find cos I was trying to remove the pipe to get behind the hpfp, anyway VW first thing in the morning, no joy but Tps barking had one in stock, picked up for £18 odd, so finally smiling again

Fog hid ordered (thanks r5gtt for info)
Boot pop kit is on list too

Cheers



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« Last Edit: December 21, 2016, 04:54:36 PM by MIJ_JAGGER »

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2016, 07:22:02 PM »
Nice looking motor mate,, I had a full set of eibach pro springs fitted to my 57reg gt tdi a few months ago & what a difference they make, (Briliant)

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 07:28:42 PM »
Nice looking motor mate,, I had a full set of eibach pro springs fitted to my 57reg gt tdi a few months ago & what a difference they make, (Briliant)
Ta mate
Yeah they are really good, but have eaten my top mounts away lol need to change asap, gonna upgrade to the tt mounts hopefully

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 07:42:49 PM »
Looking good, making good progress  :happy2:
Similar to mine..

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 08:26:00 PM »
Looking good, making good progress  :happy2:
Similar to mine..

Ta

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 02:17:40 AM »
Some brilliant mods so far and you will love it when your get it mapped

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2016, 09:41:02 AM »
Some brilliant mods so far and you will love it when your get it mapped
Ta Andy, few more bits planned but something always gets in the way, like my hanger snapped of my downpipe

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 11:28:22 AM »
HID fogs fitted




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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 12:40:35 PM »
great progress dude, You must be local to me if you were at TPS barking :)  Ricky from here ( @Grande_GTi )  works in that branch

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 01:05:41 PM »
great progress dude, You must be local to me if you were at TPS barking :)  Ricky from here ( @Grande_GTi )  works in that branch
Cheers mate
Yep not too far at all, was there yesterday again for an engine mount bolt.
I think I've spoken to Ricky few times I've rung up there, good to know next time I need "specialist" help at tps

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2016, 01:53:31 PM »
Did you fit the springs yourself? If so is it hard, not exactly a mechanic, however, I can do a a lot myself replaced the HPFP myself, checked the DV and changed my catback.. easier stuff basically but just wondering how hard to replace springs on the mk5 golf gti.

VW Golf GTI Mk5 3 door
18" Monzas
Tinted Windows
Powervalve WRC Sports Cat-Back Exhaust
R32 Replica Rear Bumper with SRS Tec Diffuser GTI exhaust exit
Climair Wind Deflectors
HID Foglights

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2016, 02:00:31 PM »
Did you fit the springs yourself? If so is it hard, not exactly a mechanic, however, I can do a a lot myself replaced the HPFP myself, checked the DV and changed my catback.. easier stuff basically but just wondering how hard to replace springs on the mk5 golf gti.
I'm the same mate, not hard to do at all, I had some help but all in all I'd say fairly straight forward DIY second pair of hands, spring compressors and impact gun makes life easier

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2016, 08:22:30 PM »
Some pics




Tried some replica bbs on, would've had em but the guy wanted too much


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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2016, 08:39:49 PM »
Looks really good in those pictures


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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2016, 08:40:31 PM »
Looks nice and clean. I like your choice of aesthetic mods too. R32 rears and xenons really give a GTI a classy look.

Every time I see a car on Eibachs I can't help thinking it sits a bit nicer than mine on H&Rs. Great stance for springs.

As for alloys, you can get genuine BBS VZ (same as Pescara/CH) for a bit over 600 quid. Worth considering over reps. If you can get a tidy set 2nd hand even better!