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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11355 on: February 02, 2019, 08:28:12 PM »
Wow, looks amazing

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11356 on: February 02, 2019, 09:51:51 PM »
Installed MTEC sidelights. Very white. H7’s next followed by yellow
fog lights.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11357 on: February 02, 2019, 10:18:18 PM »
Those wheels look utterly stunning. Not a big fan of modding ( wrong forum for me I guess) but they look spot on with a black car. Not sure about gold badges.

I changed my lower front grill today as the old one was damaged. I took out a few rusting screws while I was at it, sanded them down and resprayed them with black gloss. Will get them all done eventually. Before putting the grill back in I gave it a really good clean up. When the engine bay gets detailed I will take it all off and do a more extensive job.

Next up - into the retrimmers for new leather on drivers bolster and general seat refurb. That is happening Monday and I cannot wait. I think I now own the most expensive stock Mk5 GTI. Could have bought an Edition 30 by now.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11358 on: February 11, 2019, 11:54:49 AM »
Not today, but Saturday....

changed the battery on the golf. Was told in November by VW that my battery was weak. Have pushed my luck since and has recently been getting slower to turn over when it starts. Hadn't driven the car for a week and went to move it on Thursday, dead.....

so did some research and found a few threads on here that mentioned this https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/varta/e44/

Came Saturday and fitted by following a guide on here. Threw some fault lights on that cleared when I drove down the road and starts up straight away now  :happy2:

Only thing is it seems to be a few mm taller than the original VW battery that was in the car so my battery cover won't clip on properly at the back.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11359 on: February 14, 2019, 06:55:04 PM »
1) Front wings removed - dumb foam removed, everything cleaned out, everything coated in rust preventer.
2) Bumper, wings and side resprayed to get rid of paint problems.
3) New bump strips installed after paint.

Now I just have to wait until I can wax it - I think I need to wait 5-6 weeks don't I?

Not really much left to do with mine except a really good engine detail. Anyone in Leicestershire recommended?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11360 on: February 14, 2019, 08:08:35 PM »
Fitted mcgard locking wheel nuts and replaced all the hoses in the evap system.

Ran my pedal box plus cable so the control box part is tidily stashed the little drawer under the steering wheel.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11361 on: February 14, 2019, 10:03:25 PM »
Fitted new parcel shelf hooks as the original ones had snapped off. Cost me £4 after finding a seller on eBay who sells loads of these for mk5’s