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Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« on: February 02, 2021, 11:21:35 pm »
Hi guy's.
I picked this up in England in December and brought it home to Northern Ireland on the ferry. It's a Japanese import with 51k miles. It hasn't moved since I got it home as it will be a summer car/garage queen.





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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2021, 07:31:57 am »
A couple more pics and it up on blocks in the garage in prep for some Bilt Hamber under body protection products.












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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2021, 09:39:53 am »
Guards off underneath and gave a good clean. Used Bilt Hamber S50 in the cavities, UB on the floor pan and UC on the rear subframe and suspension components.





Underneath is completely rust free, testament to the lack of salt the Japanese use on their roads.

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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2021, 10:05:32 am »
Put on my reg.



One thing that was annoying me was a scuff on the gear surround so removed, stripped, sanded, primed and painted. Happy with the result.







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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2021, 10:51:49 am »
Welcome to the forum..what a fantastic example.
Need to change the chrome bit on my dsg surround but can't remember if the gaiter is fastened to it or just slides in

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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2021, 11:13:43 am »
Looks awesome  :smiley:

Did the plates come like that? reason i ask is i have a Jap import and it has the rectangular plates front and back. I would like to change to uk style but it would mean buying a new back bumper as the cut out is different.

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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2021, 12:50:04 pm »
Welcome to the forum..what a fantastic example.
Need to change the chrome bit on my dsg surround but can't remember if the gaiter is fastened to it or just slides in

Thanks. The gaitor slides out quite easily, just pinch the sides of it from underneath and it pops out. The chrome surround has little tabs that need pushed in to release it.

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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2021, 12:56:48 pm »
Looks awesome  :smiley:

Did the plates come like that? reason i ask is i have a Jap import and it has the rectangular plates front and back. I would like to change to uk style but it would mean buying a new back bumper as the cut out is different.

Thanks. The plates came like that from the dealer. The number plate holder on the front grill has been changed as I've had it off and the original holes for the Japanese plate holder are behind it. I'm not sure if the rear bumper was changed or not.
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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2021, 01:00:08 pm »
Stunning example of a very rare car. The condition of the suspension components is amazing for its age

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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2021, 01:01:41 pm »
Welcome to the forum..what a fantastic example.
Need to change the chrome bit on my dsg surround but can't remember if the gaiter is fastened to it or just slides in

Thanks. The gaitor slides out quite easily, just pinch the sides of it from underneath and it pops out. The chrome surround has little tabs that need pushed in to release it.
Thank you for the heads up..bought a old trim ready to go on


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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2021, 08:59:29 pm »
Looks great!
What paint did you use on the gear surround? I want to do mine too

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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2021, 08:27:42 am »
Looks great!
What paint did you use on the gear surround? I want to do mine too

This https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-anti-corrosive-spray-paint-matt-black-400ml/4702r#product_additional_details_container

I've used it on plastics before without issue. Time will tell how it holds out on the gear surround.

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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2021, 08:46:29 pm »
Can't get over the suspension condition. Mad.  :congrats:
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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2021, 08:36:49 am »
 :congrats:
What a great example in such great condition underneath too  :happy2:
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Re: Yellow Pirelli Edition DSG
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2021, 05:38:14 pm »
Congratulations for that impolute example!