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Re: Josh B’s Silver GTi - Project Preserve!
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2021, 10:13:43 pm »
Remap next , got to be!
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Re: Josh B’s Silver GTi - Project Preserve!
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2021, 09:43:05 am »
Nice update, the light switch just twists and removes right? I'm fitting a boost gauge soon and need to remove the light switch to access the wiring.
Yeah, set to off, push in and twist right and it just pops out.

After market diverter and exhaust - be aware its a slippery slope from here!

Where did you source your Mk6 switches - are the tips metal or plastic metal?
Haha, I’m not going nuts with it but upgrading the standard parts. I’d have been happy with a new DV but I just didn’t like the thought of having to change it again in a few years. Same with the exhaust, I’d have been quite happy with another VW original but for the cost I didn’t think it was worth it.
Remap next , got to be!
Just booked in with R-Tech. Can’t get in until the 29th of November though.
Obviously just for an injector and inlet clean, and maybe a “tune”, but no stupid big power here.




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Re: Josh B’s Silver GTi - Project Preserve!
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2021, 08:09:19 pm »
I previously owned a Mk7 GTi and one thing I miss is the golf ball gear knob. I’m thinking of swapping the original for this.


Thoughts? I’d still keep the original locked away for the future.
Is that an Amazon purchase, mines a bit worn and i also wish it was golf ball shaped, thought all the manuals were tbh, have looked at the ed30 ones but they are silly money!!

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Re: Josh B’s Silver GTi - Project Preserve!
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2021, 09:23:58 am »
Nice update, the light switch just twists and removes right? I'm fitting a boost gauge soon and need to remove the light switch to access the wiring.

yep, that's it.

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Re: Josh B’s Silver GTi - Project Preserve!
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2021, 11:17:48 am »
Is that an Amazon purchase, mines a bit worn and i also wish it was golf ball shaped, thought all the manuals were tbh, have looked at the ed30 ones but they are silly money!!

I never ordered it in the end, they were on eBay.
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Re: Josh B’s Silver GTi - Project Preserve!
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2021, 11:29:25 am »
So I finally got my down pipe and exhaust fitted! After being sat in the lounge for 2months, I was getting earache off the Mrs so tried to find some time, but with work picking back up and 3 kids it’s nigh on impossible to take a day out...

So I booked in at the local garage (only charged me £80) and dropped it off in the morning. A few hours later I get a phonecall, “we’ve got it on but it looks sh*t”, at least they’re honest! So I bobbed down whilst it was still on the ramp and went and had a play. Loosened some clamps, adjusted some hangers and this is the best we could get.


Disappointed to say the least. It’s really well made, welds are neat and it barely sounds any different to standard. It’s slightly throatier, but then I have had the down pipe changed as well. The tailpipes aren’t great either, out the box they’re the same size as standard, but because they’re slash cut they look a bit big. I’d have preferred inrolled. It was only £300 at the end of the day to replace a blowing standard one, it only needs one hanger chopping and rewelding.

The downpipe looks superb, it’s made a decent improvement to performance. Turbo spools up faster and throttle response is greatly improved, but then at about 4K rpm it just hits a wall and doesn’t want to push any harder. Just have to wait for the remap to sort that out.

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Re: Josh B’s Silver GTi - Bad news... and good!
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2021, 11:26:48 am »
So first of all, let’s get the bad news out of the way.

Storm Arwen has been battering the country and some people have been massively affected, my news is insignificant but none the less frustrating on a personal level.
Howling winds on Saturday night followed by a rumble and a loud crashing sound, turns out my chimney shed a few pieces of concrete. Then on Sunday morning I found where they’d landed, right on my fecking bonnet!!



Absolutely gutted... I’m going to leave it for now and see how I feel next spring/summer, especially with the abuse a bonnet gets. It might end up getting sorted in a few years when the inevitable rust gets sorted.


But now for the good news..! I finally got to visit R-Tech!
Had a phonecall at lunch time, “your thermostats gone, your PCV needs changing, the DV is missing a bolt and your cam followers worn in the fuel pump. Do you want us change them?” Obviously I agreed.
I was there for the injector clean and intake removal/walnut cleaning, so because they had the engine in bits they didn’t charge me for any labour which was a bonus.
Anyway, car made some astounding results.


I asked for 250bhp and 250ftlb, so it’s running “map 3” at the minute, and is where it will stay tbh. But on map 5...! Very healthy numbers considering my only mods are a replacement K&N panel filter, 200cel sports cat/3” downpipe and a 2.5” eBay special exhaust. Nice that I do have switchable maps so I can put it back to stock when the Mrs borrows it!

Very happy with R-Tech, they really do live up to their reputation.
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Re: Josh B’s Silver GTi - Bad news... but some good too!
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2021, 04:59:48 pm »
Thats some good power for relatively little hardware changes,  :jumpmove:

I would still be cursing if that was my bonnet......your better than me if you can live with it till spring/summer!