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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2020, 11:05:02 AM »
Nice gussets!
Thanks man :)


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2020, 03:17:30 PM »
Got the cage/inside into primer


















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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2020, 03:32:46 PM »
All painted up! Started to refit some parts. Waiting for some ring terminals to come then I can wrap the loom up.
















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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2020, 03:35:02 PM »
Got the dash cut and test fitted before painting the cage. Heater blanks as I’ve decided to remove the heating system. Due to weight and size. Going to fit an electric fan instead.








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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2020, 09:34:10 PM »
The gold inlet for the air filter is looking tidy

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2020, 10:36:35 PM »
The gold inlet for the air filter is looking tidy
Thanks mate. Will be going custom intake soon no doubt!


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2020, 10:20:42 AM »
Bought a new down pipe!

Ignore how close the cables sit. I’ve installed the shifter inside the car rather than under. So need to make a bracket for the cables.








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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2020, 11:11:43 AM »
Thats looking like a proper job, nice work dude!

How do you find the new brake set up?

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2020, 11:19:09 AM »
Thats looking like a proper job, nice work dude!

How do you find the new brake set up?
It’s getting there man!

I’ve yet to use it under any force or hard driving. But did use it daily for a short while and defo stop well. Great pedal feel etc. Great upgrade for the money!


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2020, 10:05:54 AM »
Mega build  :happy2: how do u find the NS2R on track?
Mk5 gti k04 on going projects

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2020, 11:44:06 PM »
Mega build  :happy2: how do u find the NS2R on track?
Thanks my dude.

Uhh they wasn’t too bad to be honest. For the price they’re good tyres! I think with more power I’ll be looking at the AR1 next tho.


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2020, 09:53:28 AM »
Bought a creation motorsports coolant and carbon canister silicone hose kit. Mainly to replace a couple of coolant hoses that were worn and perished.



Sadly, one of the hoses I needed to replace didn’t come in the kit. Nor can I find any company that makes it in silicone. It’s the long hose that comes from top hose down past the oil cooler to the auxiliary water pump at the bottom of the engine. Hoping someone else has the answer?

This is the hose in question:



Collected the poly carbonate windows from ACW motor sport plastics. For now I’ve just ordered the rear 3. Will get the fronts when funds aren’t so low.

Just waiting for the adhesive to come so I can get them bonded in.
 


Few pictures of the car looking complete again.

Fibreglass bonnet all fitted.







Loom has been wrapped and clipped into place. Had to relocate the fuse box as it sat too close to the cage.

You may notice there’s no heater box and a blank where matrix pipes would run - I’ve decided not to run heaters. Instead will get a 12v heater fan.



Chopped the boot...



Not much to do before the hopeful track day in June.


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2020, 09:20:58 AM »
So, I think I have found this issue regarding the aux water pump feed hose.

My set up is like the one below, where the aux pump (15) is fed from top hose (46) via a T piece (10).

The Lower rad hose (1) is one hose as is the turbo hose (20).



Below is the setup I think I’ll change to as most silicone hose suppliers make the lower coolant hose set for this type of set up.

The aux pump is fed from the lower road hose (1 & 7) via a T piece (10).

This then means that the top hose (46) is one hose with no T piece. For me this is best as my red silicone hoses I bought would require a cut in the middle.

Lastly, the turbo hose (20) is 2 separate hoses joined by a connector (21).

One question for anyone who has fitted the silicone lower hose kit - hose number 7 where that is a fitting on the end for a sensor, does this come apart from the OE hose?



So going by what I’ve seen above. I think the only parts I’ll need is a lower coolant hose kit like below, and a couple of connectors 21 & 10. I believe things like the aux pump (15) and the turbo hardline pipe (22) should be the same.




I thought I’d add this to my thread for a reference to myself and for anyone else that may need these answers.

I will be buying the hose kit and checking it all works ok and will update with results.


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2020, 11:51:09 AM »
Item 21 looks like the in-line thermostat, some cars have 2 (like in the last image) - but the majority seem to only have the one (first image). You could just use a hose joiner here.
I would be happy with OEM rubber as long as there is no damage, its a lot more likely for the plastic in the connectors to degrade and fail before rubber.
Oh, if Creations heating hoses are anything like their boost hoses... you will have a lot of trimming to do

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2020, 02:42:22 PM »
Item 21 looks like the in-line thermostat, some cars have 2 (like in the last image) - but the majority seem to only have the one (first image). You could just use a hose joiner here.
I would be happy with OEM rubber as long as there is no damage, its a lot more likely for the plastic in the connectors to degrade and fail before rubber.
Oh, if Creations heating hoses are anything like their boost hoses... you will have a lot of trimming to do
Ahh ok thanks. I’ll check what the part number says it is.

My OEM are worn sadly. So if replacing. Would like to replace with silicone.

CMS hose kit I’ve used so far is slightly longer but nothing too bad! Good price too.


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