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Jay's actual GTI... now with added accuair.
« on: June 05, 2013, 11:54:41 AM »
Following on from the build and eventual sale of my little Derv monster... - http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,64568.0.html

I should probably actually update with a new thread for the new car.

I picked up a 2006 GTI 10 days ago. Spec list


DSG with paddles
Reflex Silver
85k
Cambelt and WP changed with FSH.
Sunroof
Xenons
Puddle Lights
Leccy folding mirrors

A few dinks and dents here and there but overall seems really good condition. Wheels are corroded to hell however I'm quite happy with it.



Firstly I got the Diverter Valve changed as I was getting a p0299 underboost code and the car felt really flat.

I had a RevB in there before.


Stuck a RevG in and much, much better.

Gave it a quick detail, some new wipers, and an iPod kit (not happy with the iPod kit at all, it doesn't change tracks from the HU/wheel controls, although it's supposed to, and constantly charges the iPod even when the car is off, ergo drains the battery if you leave it plugged in).






Had a big box of parts come through the first week of ownership...



Contained within:

Pressed plates, number plate surrounds, Mk5.5 rear boot handle (3d to replace the horrible corroded one), Newsouth Boost Gauge, LED number plate lights, etc.





Got some paddle extensions courtesy of Mandy (thumbs up for the service there!)




I have a new set of wheels which are undergoing a refurbishment process.. the lips I will be polishing myself, (I did the one in the picture) and the faces will be getting sprayed a very special colour indeed.  :popcornsoda:






They will not be going on until we have more lows though which should hopefully be by the end of the month.

I had a misfire problem last week, but it's been fine since. However it is booked in at VW for new coil packs under the recall first thing tomorrow morning.

At the weekend it is getting a DSG oil and filter change.
I performed a DSG adaption last week and it was much better than before (cheers to Rich for pointing out the process).
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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 12:11:08 PM »
Hi Jamie

Looks nice

I see it is an import because it has electric seats

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 05:24:25 PM »
Looks good - looking forward to seeing the future progress  :happy2:

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 10:52:50 AM »
cheers Ed and Gareth. Lots of exciting things coming in the very near future!

For now.. I have an Up, and I love it.


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Re: Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 11:04:25 AM »
Looks good ...like the look of the wheels too 8)

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 09:59:49 PM »
cheers Ed and Gareth. Lots of exciting things coming in the very near future!

For now.. I have an Up, and I love it.



Blimey I thought you'd changed the display for a sec...I was thinking you of all people changing to a display that doesn't go over 120 mph. hmm. Then noticed the radio missing to the left and then read the post.  :ashamed: oppps.

Enjoy it!!  :rolleye:
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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 11:10:21 PM »
Health to enjoy Jay, in the nicest and fastest colour too   :happy2:
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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 11:33:34 PM »
Looks a nice example.

Electric seats. I'm "well-jel" lol

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2013, 08:26:03 AM »
Looks good ...like the look of the wheels too 8)

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Hehehe thanks :) I loved them when I first saw them!

Blimey I thought you'd changed the display for a sec...I was thinking you of all people changing to a display that doesn't go over 120 mph. hmm. Then noticed the radio missing to the left and then read the post.  :ashamed: oppps.

Enjoy it!!  :rolleye:

Haha yeah we couldn't have that!!! I've not gone that fast in this car yet. Still letting it "bed in" for me haha.
Although the cluster was really cool!



Health to enjoy Jay, in the nicest and fastest colour too   :happy2:

Oh yes!  :happy2:
Looks a nice example.

Electric seats. I'm "well-jel" lol

Haha they are so nice! Little things that make all the difference.. if/when I get some Recaros they would be up for sale...  :popcornsoda: :popcornsoda:

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2013, 12:33:43 PM »
I performed a DSG adaption last week and it was much better than before (cheers to Rich for pointing out the process)

whats this ? and what does it do to the DSG gearbox

nice golf with good extras

what did u pay £6000 / 7000

what plans are next

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2013, 03:45:23 PM »
It resets the parameters of the DSG gearbox, similar to the throttlebody adaption, just with the gearbox.  :smiley:

I'd rather not say exactly what I paid but it was around that region, yes.
Not really saying too much on plans as things evolve, but wheels, extra lows, some bodywork, and we'll see what else happens  :party: :love:

Got the boost gauge fitted with the help of my mate Jase.

T-Piece fitted



Many hours of fun in routing the boost tubing... very neatly done on the top by Jason. It's the same method as on my TDI - We used the bonnet release gromet. I don't think this is the "recommended" method but it worked fine for 18 months on my TDI

(USA owners sites run it through a hole in the firewall which is on the passenger side here in the UK, which means dissembling half the dashboard - No thanks)

OEM tape removed, wires stripped and splicing into the light switch for the illumination



(it's the grey wire on the loom going to the headlight plug if anyone is interested)

And then some OEM tape re-applied to seal the connections, everything was routed correctly, boost gauge pod was put into position.



And the finished results:



We also did an oil and filter change, as although it was done about 8k ago, I wanted to have some peace of mind.

We also flushed the coolant as the coolant that was in it was green (BMW independant did the cambelt and water pump so I guess that's all they had lying around) - So we put some lovely VW stuff in it.

It burped itself through on the short drive home, with a low coolant warning after the self-bleed - Topped up with more G12 and happy days!


Also yesterday we did the DSG oil and filter change, as I was not sure if it had been changed previously - It had luckily, so no worries there.




Yesterday I dropped the wheel faces off for painting, should have those back next week.
Doing the pre-cat delete in the week!

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2013, 06:14:09 PM »
Can't wait to see all parts on the car, btw where did you order the plates from?.
I would recommend the Xcar link system for an ipod adapter kit, thats what ive got and i have no problems at all.

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2013, 06:30:34 PM »
Pre-cat delete is quite a good mod (considering price) for bringing the EGT's down.  That brick wall next to the turbo really does heat things up!  Makes the exhaust a little more 'throaty' too. 

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2013, 01:27:15 AM »
Can't wait to see all parts on the car, btw where did you order the plates from?.
I would recommend the Xcar link system for an ipod adapter kit, thats what ive got and i have no problems at all.
Cheers buddy.

Yeah I think it's a case of I just wanted to put the iPod kit in on the cheap and now I will have to buy twice!  :ashamed:
Pre-cat delete is quite a good mod (considering price) for bringing the EGT's down.  That brick wall next to the turbo really does heat things up!  Makes the exhaust a little more 'throaty' too. 

Has a nice burble to it now... speaking of which.............

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Re: Jay's actual GTI...
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013, 01:33:05 AM »
Since I am supposedly some sort of expert on engine tuning  :confused: :confused: with my infinite knowledge we cracked on with this yesterday.

My mate Jason, the doctor for this surgery - getting stuck on what shall be known between us as the see-you-next-tuesday bolt - but I'll just gloss over that..



The DP



What we came for...



A few minutes later...






Nice little increase in exhaust note. I will need to sort out a decat pipe and a nice cat-back, in the future, before the map, so I can go straight to stage 2. I want to go for a full 3" system, with some noise, but not deafening. I really like the refinement on the long drivers back from my London jaunts.

Definitely feels more responsive and quick to boost now the pre-cats are gone, good worthwhile mod!

In addition to that we got onto polishing my lips with the help of my buddy Stu. Stu is kind of doing it for me in his spare time but when I get the chance I pop over to help. He's just better at it than I am and enjoys it. Really appreciate his help.

It's really hard work but I'm very excited to see the end results.

Quick pic after tonights antics.

« Last Edit: June 14, 2013, 01:35:14 AM by xjay1337 »