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
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