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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11400 on: April 02, 2019, 12:22:34 AM »
I decided after a closer look at my front grille I should probably do something about it. Its over 250 large ones for a new front grille if you pay stealer prices and I didn't want to go that far. It seems the fleabay ones may be a little hit and miss so I decided for now to just tackle the pin stripe. A few things first... I know its not the correct colour.. I chose Mars Red 2 and I think it should have been Tornado Red but hey I could always sand and paint again. Second... I broke a few locating tangs as the plastic is very fragile and I mean like... touch them like you would your girlfriend  :grin:

So the pictures speak for themselves. Remove by taking the front grille off, 4 screws. Then carefully push and jiggle each red tang from the engine side and DO NOT try to lever the pin stripe from the front... it will break those tangs (I broke 2). I scraped as much of the old lacquer off as I could then wet sanded with a little 2500 to key the surface. 4 coats of paint as per instructions and 2 coats of lacquer. Voila... I think it looks pretty good and will at least last until I really want to replace the entire grille.





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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11401 on: April 02, 2019, 12:28:34 AM »
Nice job... I'd have a go at painting the grills as well can't go wrong for under a tenner
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11402 on: April 02, 2019, 11:36:40 AM »
Went for a cheap eBay job myself.

Obviously the part isn't the same a genuine one at all, but i'm happy not to have grey plastics anymore.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11403 on: April 02, 2019, 12:40:08 PM »
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Went for a cheap eBay job myself.
Which one did you go for in the end and is the quality ok?

I see a lot of genuine stuff coming from that guy in Vilnius, Latvia on Fleabay. Has anyone had any experience of buying from them . They say OEM and are always a lot cheaper than UK OEM parts. Should I be suspicious?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-VW-GOLF-V-GTI-05-09-FRONT-BUMPER-UPPER-CENTER-GRILL-1K0853651E-VW8/253677852146?hash=item3b1060d5f2:g:SFUAAOSwHDdcVuvE
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11404 on: April 02, 2019, 08:25:02 PM »
I got a quote from RPS online for a new grill - £154 delivered. 100% OEM as it's coming from a listers dealership.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11405 on: April 03, 2019, 12:58:10 PM »
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Went for a cheap eBay job myself.
Which one did you go for in the end and is the quality ok?

I see a lot of genuine stuff coming from that guy in Vilnius, Latvia on Fleabay. Has anyone had any experience of buying from them . They say OEM and are always a lot cheaper than UK OEM parts. Should I be suspicious?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-VW-GOLF-V-GTI-05-09-FRONT-BUMPER-UPPER-CENTER-GRILL-1K0853651E-VW8/253677852146?hash=item3b1060d5f2:g:SFUAAOSwHDdcVuvE
I'll dig the buyer out. The quality is alright, the fitment is decent but you can tell that it's not oem.

I'll post a pic and see what you think mate.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11406 on: April 04, 2019, 08:27:10 AM »
Started stripping parts off to go back to standard...

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11407 on: April 04, 2019, 12:54:51 PM »
got a puncture repaired.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11408 on: April 05, 2019, 12:08:38 PM »
https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=113852.0  :happy2:

That's the kit you if you want comfort.  I did get some weird snap under-steer from that kit though, which I didn't get with the standard suspension or coilovers.  Same corner, same weather conditions.

If you research the pros and cons of progressive rate springs, unpredictable behaviour on bumpy corners is one of the cons.

Apart from that, it's good for the money.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11409 on: April 07, 2019, 09:28:30 AM »
Yesterday I did a few jobs,
Cam follower, oil pick up, new diverter valve and pcv, new coil packs and spark plugs, oil and filter, pollen filter and fuel filter.
Had a busy day but got it all done.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11410 on: April 07, 2019, 09:43:59 AM »
I have had an oil leak for the last 2 years on the rear of the cam cover gasket.... so....

Replaced...

cam cover seal (actually used my own guide on here :signLOL: )
front pcv and seal
rear pcv pipes and fasteners
oil 5w40 millers nt+
oil filter
cabin filter

and under-tray which was a) covered in oil and b) ripped to bits by a piece of tarmac I hit a few months ago.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11411 on: April 08, 2019, 10:24:26 AM »
@rich83 good work. It looks a bit like my undertray did after it broke when I was being towed. Couldn’t brake hard enough going in to a roundabout and the towing rope got caught around it. All I could do was listen to it breaking and inspect it when I got home. I just repaired it with some epoxy and carbon fibre, as you do.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11412 on: April 09, 2019, 11:52:19 AM »
Replaced the cam follower and the release valve that I accidentally bought when seeking another part around there.

Think I was being super paranoid because the cam follower was in great condition.

Oh well, fresh parts  :happy2:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11413 on: April 10, 2019, 10:51:55 PM »
Today I had this done, raided the piggy bank, Sexy Stainless Steel. Top blokes. Top exhaust. Nige and Dave really know their stuff. I know its just a CAT back and not a powervalve and I will need the down pipe and sports CAT at some point but its a start. The sound is absolutely awesome, understated and so much better than OEM. I just drove back from BCS and there is absolutely no drone at all. The quality of those welds on the silencers (Mufflers for you US folks) is amazing and perfect...  so smooth. I just had to fondle them while it was up in the air as I probably will never touch them again  :happy2: Hmm ... that sounds all wrong  :grin:

It also highlights those terrible rusty suspension components.. ah well another job on the list.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11414 on: April 10, 2019, 11:03:55 PM »
Swapped my seats to some I’ve always wanted


Booked in with the trimmer to sort my saggy foam!

Very happy, even after the 6 1/2 hour round trip to pick them up


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