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Offline BaldwinGTI

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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2018, 08:17:03 PM »
Picked these bits up today.. hope to find the time to fit them this week.



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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2018, 08:20:07 PM »
New key fobs fitted and obviously my VW showy key rings
Although I didn’t realise they would be missing the VW badge, so I’ve had to order it this week.



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Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2018, 04:44:55 PM »
Gti insert on passenger side. Got the drivers side free, for anyone that wants it.


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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2018, 04:47:16 PM »
Little wash this afternoon when I had a spare moment.. has highlighted a few paint issues I didn’t spot at first.


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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2018, 04:17:22 PM »
Warranty assessment done for front wings today.. fingers crossed.


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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2018, 04:50:44 PM »
Warranty assessment done for front wings today.. fingers crossed.


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Good luck


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Time out time out was going on this site!

Also there seems to be no Admins here, been a member for some time and I'm unable to post anything.........

Lucky our MK5 GTI's are more reliable than this site!

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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2018, 06:25:02 PM »
New key fobs fitted and obviously my VW showy key rings
Although I didn’t realise they would be missing the VW badge, so I’ve had to order it this week.



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Can I ask where you got your key rings and fobs from?

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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2018, 10:04:21 AM »
New key fobs fitted and obviously my VW showy key rings
Although I didn’t realise they would be missing the VW badge, so I’ve had to order it this week.



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Can I ask where you got your key rings and fobs from?

I’ll see if I have some links.. all from eBay.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263362443671

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273042295935

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F232489173116


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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2018, 11:48:13 AM »
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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2018, 12:30:13 PM »
Judging by your username and the title of this thread, your name is Chris Baldwin...?

Just thought I'd say hello as another Silver Mk5 GTi owning (albeit a Pirelli eddition)Chris Baldwin... haha

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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2018, 07:45:30 PM »
Judging by your username and the title of this thread, your name is Chris Baldwin...?

Just thought I'd say hello as another Silver Mk5 GTi owning (albeit a Pirelli eddition)Chris Baldwin... haha

Another Chris Baldwin !! Usually see the surname! Nice one. Hello!


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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2018, 07:50:57 PM »
Been quiet on this post. Had an accident in the car a week or so ago. Only found out today the insurers are going to repair. They were hinting at a write off. Apparently it’ll take around 3 weeks to repair!!
Once it’s back I can finally look to fit the part I bought and start making further plans.




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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2018, 08:14:14 PM »


Shocked they were looking at writing this off. Apparently they write anything off these days.


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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2018, 07:37:39 PM »
Small update with some photos to follow.

Car back from body shop. All the repairs are done and are top notch. Also got a brand new rear tyre out of it, a blinder really as it was on the markers. Getting another put on the near side to match.

Replaced my cam follower. Was easier than I thought. I followed good advice off of this forum and also used the ecs tuning video. I had the dreaded banjo bolt. Which tbh wasn’t as bad as I thought. I used masking tape to put the spline bit into a box spanner.





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Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2018, 07:42:02 PM »
Also had to hack my rear brake dust shield off yesterday. Again used great advice of this forum. Jacked car up and used a set of tin snips. Took me about 30mins or so. I’m no mechanic but what a useless piece of engineering. Especially the fact that you can’t replace them without taking the hub off.. it almost as if they did it on purpose.

Hopefully getting pressed plates delivered next week.


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