MK5 Golf GTI

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Title: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER 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!
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Gave it a good clean, especially the interior, floor was filthy ordered in some mats and we were doing better.
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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
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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
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Oversize RamAir induction fitted (whooooosh)
Coilpack connector harness cover was broken so replaced with red one (why not) from awesome.
R8 oil cap fitted
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(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.
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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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Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: Bozz 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)
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER 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
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: GTI8v on December 04, 2016, 07:42:49 PM
Looking good, making good progress  :happy2:
Similar to mine..
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on December 04, 2016, 08:26:00 PM
Looking good, making good progress  :happy2:
Similar to mine..

Ta
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: Andy on December 07, 2016, 02:17:40 AM
Some brilliant mods so far and you will love it when your get it mapped
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER 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
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on December 13, 2016, 11:28:22 AM
HID fogs fitted

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Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: RetroRaz 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 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4552) )  works in that branch
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER 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 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4552) )  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
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: Cadders96 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.
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER 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
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on December 18, 2016, 08:22:30 PM
Some pics

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Tried some replica bbs on, would've had em but the guy wanted too much
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Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: white91 on December 18, 2016, 08:39:49 PM
Looks really good in those pictures


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Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: AJP 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!
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on December 18, 2016, 10:14:08 PM
Ta gents @white91 @AJP

@AJP wanted to keep it aesthetically oem as possible. They're great looking cars already just felt it needed few oem enhancements from its big brother, the edition 30

Funny cos when I see how it sits on H&R springs I feel it looks better than Eibachs. I just really wanted to get rid of the 4x4 gap as it bugged me every time I looked at the motor
It was a difficult choice between the two but at the end I got a good deal on the Eibachs

I would love some CH-R's
They are the best I've seen on a mk5 so far.
Did have an opportunity to put some oem black Mercedes monoblock wheels on from a mate who sold his mk5 and still had and has the wheels but I think I'd have to go lower for it to look really good. Not looking to go any lower as I'm happy the way it drives and sits right now way too many speed humps round here for that
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: AJP on December 18, 2016, 10:30:32 PM
Ta gents @white91 @AJP

@AJP wanted to keep it aesthetically oem as possible. They're great looking cars already just felt it needed few oem enhancements from its big brother, the edition 30

Funny cos when I see how it sits on H&R springs I feel it looks better than Eibachs. I just really wanted to get rid of the 4x4 gap as it bugged me every time I looked at the motor
It was a difficult choice between the two but at the end I got a good deal on the Eibachs

I would love some CH-R's
They are the best I've seen on a mk5 so far.
Did have an opportunity to put some oem black Mercedes monoblock wheels on from a mate who sold his mk5 and still had and has the wheels but I think I'd have to go lower for it to look really good. Not looking to go any lower as I'm happy the way it drives and sits right now way too many speed humps round here for that
It definitely sits a bit lower at the front than mine. Little bit more rake. If you're happy with the height stick with the Eibachs, it looks spot on to me. I want to go a bit lower so I'm inevitably going to be looking at coilovers. It's already a bit tricky over the odd speedbump though.

CH-R are just stunning. If I could afford a set of 19s and be able to drop it proper low on them without turning the car into a bumpy fidgety mess I'd have done it by now. But I can't. So I haven't!

Great looking car this. Really understated but it's a cut above the usual with all the little details you've done.
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on December 19, 2016, 10:16:50 AM
Ta gents @white91 @AJP

@AJP wanted to keep it aesthetically oem as possible. They're great looking cars already just felt it needed few oem enhancements from its big brother, the edition 30

Funny cos when I see how it sits on H&R springs I feel it looks better than Eibachs. I just really wanted to get rid of the 4x4 gap as it bugged me every time I looked at the motor
It was a difficult choice between the two but at the end I got a good deal on the Eibachs

I would love some CH-R's
They are the best I've seen on a mk5 so far.
Did have an opportunity to put some oem black Mercedes monoblock wheels on from a mate who sold his mk5 and still had and has the wheels but I think I'd have to go lower for it to look really good. Not looking to go any lower as I'm happy the way it drives and sits right now way too many speed humps round here for that
It definitely sits a bit lower at the front than mine. Little bit more rake. If you're happy with the height stick with the Eibachs, it looks spot on to me. I want to go a bit lower so I'm inevitably going to be looking at coilovers. It's already a bit tricky over the odd speedbump though.

CH-R are just stunning. If I could afford a set of 19s and be able to drop it proper low on them without turning the car into a bumpy fidgety mess I'd have done it by now. But I can't. So I haven't!

Great looking car this. Really understated but it's a cut above the usual with all the little details you've done.
Same on the Eibachs, the odd bump makes me slow down almost to a stop and do the old "snake manoeuvre" to avoid ripping my splitter off
Now 19s would just mean I'd have to avoid so many bumps that I won't be able to get anywhere anymore lol
I'm very tempted to get the bbs's mentioned in the previous post and have them sprayed gloss black...but....I don't know, personally thinking it would label it more of a "boy-racerish" motor....but tempted nevertheless
It's all in the little subtle details, that's what does it for me on this car
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on December 31, 2016, 12:55:12 AM
"Skyline" mod done proud of myself for managing to actually do it not as easy as I thought

Inners painted black to match my r32 outers, led halos fitted
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Sealed and left to dry overnight
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Fitted
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Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 03, 2017, 03:47:32 PM
No update but thought I'd share a pic I'm proud of lol
Just love the way she sits in this pic

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Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: sean.smithy94 on January 11, 2017, 07:44:32 AM
Car looks lovely, sits nice on those springs too, what drop are they and where did you get them from if you don't mind me asking? Only I'm after some springs for my gti and those look perfect
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 11, 2017, 09:38:51 AM
Car looks lovely, sits nice on those springs too, what drop are they and where did you get them from if you don't mind me asking? Only I'm after some springs for my gti and those look perfect
Thanks mate don't mind at all

They are Eibach Sportlines, they drop around 20-25mm, subtle but gets rid of arch gap and retains near oem ride haven't had any issues with these and are perfect for me look and ride wise

I bought them from eBay if I remember correctly. It was either these or the H&R ones which apparently drop 30mm-ish, ended up getting a better deal on the Eibachs so got em

These are for the DSG, so be aware if you decide to get them that there's a different set for the manual too.
Hope that helps matey
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: sean.smithy94 on January 11, 2017, 11:59:49 AM
I have to be honest, they look like more of a drop than 20-25mm, they look good! I'm in such a dilemma of what springs to get, I wanted a little more than 30mm but I think that's going to be hard going with springs, I don't want coilovers so I might consider the ones you bought  :smiley:
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: bad devotions on January 11, 2017, 05:57:05 PM
lovely looking car mate  :happy2: best colour too  :drool:
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 11, 2017, 06:59:39 PM
lovely looking car mate  :happy2: best colour too  :drool:
Ta mate need to take some pics like yours
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: addictivev8 on January 12, 2017, 12:00:29 AM
Lovey mk5 you have mate. Mods look spot on.

Was the mk6 dsg shifter hard to fit?

Also, where did you source the black mk6 badge or did you just have an oem one painted?

Cheers
Title: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 12, 2017, 09:36:51 AM
Lovey mk5 you have mate. Mods look spot on.

Was the mk6 dsg shifter hard to fit?

Also, where did you source the black mk6 badge or did you just have an oem one painted?

Cheers
Cheers mate

The shifter was a bit tricky, have to remove the the plastic "thing" the gaiter is attached to at the bottom and swap over to the old one, had to remove staples. A bit fiddly but once it's all off it makes more sense when you see it
Hope that makes sense lol
I can show more than explain lol

The mk6 badge is off eBay. I can link if you want
The lil tabs on the back of the mk6 are in different locations to the mk5 so you have to break all the lil ones and just keep the "big" one. Some strong double sided tape and you're good to go
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: addictivev8 on January 12, 2017, 10:08:10 AM
Hi mate, so is it just the mk6 dsg knob you bought or did you replace more of the assembly?

Link for badge would be great. Many thanks
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 12, 2017, 10:15:25 AM
Hi mate, so is it just the mk6 dsg knob you bought or did you replace more of the assembly?

Link for badge would be great. Many thanks
Just the knob and gaiter, it came as a whole assembly but the surround didn't fit.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172158310211
Not the seller I bought from but same thing, few others on there have a look
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: addictivev8 on January 12, 2017, 03:19:09 PM
Thanks mate! Will try and track down a mk6 shifter now!
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: shoaybmakda on January 12, 2017, 04:25:39 PM
Excellent car - good work with what you have done. I considered the eibachs but I think I'll probably be going for the VWR springs. From what I've been told these are the closest thing to OEM and I don't want the ride getting harsh
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 12, 2017, 04:39:28 PM
Excellent car - good work with what you have done. I considered the eibachs but I think I'll probably be going for the VWR springs. From what I've been told these are the closest thing to OEM and I don't want the ride getting harsh
Ta mate
I lowered to get rid of the hideous 4X4 gap mainly
Ride wise it's not harsh on mine
Saw a few on VWR springs, looks good and they all recommend it
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: FrameSet on January 12, 2017, 07:26:01 PM
Love the way this sits, springs are next on my list!  :party: Did you get your US spec grill from eBay? Im after one but don't fancy spending too much! Was just worried about the fit/ quality of the eBay grills?
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 12, 2017, 08:36:35 PM
Love the way this sits, springs are next on my list!  :party: Did you get your US spec grill from eBay? Im after one but don't fancy spending too much! Was just worried about the fit/ quality of the eBay grills?
Yep, mine fit perfectly
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: FrameSet on January 12, 2017, 08:43:26 PM
Love the way this sits, springs are next on my list!  :party: Did you get your US spec grill from eBay? Im after one but don't fancy spending too much! Was just worried about the fit/ quality of the eBay grills?
Yep, mine fit perfectly

Ideal, don't happen to have the link do you?


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Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 12, 2017, 08:57:55 PM
Love the way this sits, springs are next on my list!  :party: Did you get your US spec grill from eBay? Im after one but don't fancy spending too much! Was just worried about the fit/ quality of the eBay grills?
Yep, mine fit perfectly

Ideal, don't happen to have the link do you?


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Bought off a private seller mate, they bought it off eBay originally and no longer needed it
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: RBS on January 14, 2017, 08:51:50 AM
Great work done! :happy2:
Nice touches like the Skyline lights & carbon! :congrats:
Just a question : How did you put hids into the foglights? Is that a plug & play methode or
Is it much more work?
Keep up the great updates! :happy2:
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 14, 2017, 10:53:39 AM
Great work done! :happy2:
Nice touches like the Skyline lights & carbon! :congrats:
Just a question : How did you put hids into the foglights? Is that a plug & play methode or
Is it much more work?
Keep up the great updates! :happy2:
Thanks pal

Yes plug and play, just have to mount the ballast behind the bumper with some double sided tape and that's really the only bit of "extra work"
Hope that's helps
Title: Re: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: RBS on January 14, 2017, 04:20:42 PM
Thanks!! :happy2:
Any type or model you can suggest?
Will look into it. :wink:
Title: Newbie here Black Gti
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 14, 2017, 06:37:35 PM
@RBS I fitted the sunwoif 6000k ones, recommended from another member on here. Can't fault it