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Offline Birchy

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12765 on: April 24, 2024, 06:12:59 pm »
Second project within a week was fitting a set of Bilstein B8 shocks. I was already running H&R springs so they should work well together from what I’ve read. Opted for the MK5 shocks as it’s not a daily driver. I’ve been for a short drive round the block and first impressions are very good. The car is sitting approx 10mm higher than before but it’s not had much chance to settle in so will check it again once it’s been on a longer drive.




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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12766 on: April 25, 2024, 09:40:55 pm »
Very good effort sir 👏

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12767 on: April 28, 2024, 08:25:24 pm »
Second project within a week was fitting a set of Bilstein B8 shocks. I was already running H&R springs so they should work well together from what I’ve read. Opted for the MK5 shocks as it’s not a daily driver. I’ve been for a short drive round the block and first impressions are very good. The car is sitting approx 10mm higher than before but it’s not had much chance to settle in so will check it again once it’s been on a longer drive.




Just a bit of an update after having a chance to go for a longer drive…the ride seems so so much better! Ride height has settled now and is around 5mm higher than I was on the standard (tired) shocks.

If anyone is considering the same, I found the best prices to source the shocks was from DemonTweeks at £575 for all 4.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12768 on: May 11, 2024, 10:14:54 pm »
Central locking failed on the passenger rear door so bought a new actuator for £20 and replaced it today. Pretty easy DIY.




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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12769 on: May 17, 2024, 07:22:44 pm »
Replaced the damaged tail light and the chavy driver side mirror which I've been wanting to do for a long time, looks much better. Managed to pick up two tail lights up around a year ago for dirt cheap, genuine too.

Next on the list: replace interior buttons (got the window switches), just waiting for the plastic removal kit to make things easier. Then I need to replace the smashed fog light!
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12770 on: May 19, 2024, 06:15:11 pm »
Fitted a TTE420 as my K04 that I reconditioned 6 months ago crapped out. It has the APR spring on it which requires 0.75bar crack pressure so I'm running full wastegate closed till I go update the tune tomorrow. Nearly crapped my pants when I saw the boost needle jump off the scale, I saw it around where 2.5 bar would've been, tops out at 2, LMAO.

Also got a MIB2 unit installed, which was a total bitch to code properly, had to get a new can gateway also for vcds be able to access it. Car play and all, too bad my Huawei doesn't support Android auto  :grin: The bluetooth is way nicer then the chinese dongle crap I had in my RNS510.











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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12771 on: May 19, 2024, 11:10:20 pm »
Replaced the very sorry looking window button and I managed to resurrect the door handle while I was at it too. Strange enough, there seemed to be 3 different finishes on top, upon scrubbing them hard on the worn areas, I realised that it would go back down to brand new? One layer of "top coat", another layer of this white-ish colour, then back down to the beige plastic. Really strange, but it took about an hour of fine grade steel wool & fine grit sandpaper to get the handle sweet. Thought it may be useful for anyone else with worn beige/cream plastic in their MK5s since these are much rarer than your standard black. You can literally take it back to the original and trust me when I say this it looks brand new. I called TPS prior and they wanted an arm and a leg for some of these interior bits.

Next time I'm gonna try paint stripper because it was a lot of work to get it down to this level and next time I'm going to remove the plastic parts entirely to make my job easier. Shame I don't have a before picture because the difference is night and day... it's bothered me since I bought the car. Going to tackle the driver's side panel next.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12772 on: May 19, 2024, 11:12:48 pm »
Fitted a TTE420 as my K04 that I reconditioned 6 months ago crapped out. It has the APR spring on it which requires 0.75bar crack pressure so I'm running full wastegate closed till I go update the tune tomorrow. Nearly crapped my pants when I saw the boost needle jump off the scale, I saw it around where 2.5 bar would've been, tops out at 2, LMAO.

Also got a MIB2 unit installed, which was a total bitch to code properly, had to get a new can gateway also for vcds be able to access it. Car play and all, too bad my Huawei doesn't support Android auto  :grin: The bluetooth is way nicer then the chinese dongle crap I had in my RNS510.











Awesome...  :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12773 on: May 20, 2024, 12:17:02 pm »
Thanks! :D

Got the correct crack pressure for the apr spring set, it pulled 365hp on the same 2+ settings, 1.6bar. Was pulling 320hp on old k04 and same tune. Sweet



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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12774 on: May 27, 2024, 09:39:15 pm »
Replaced all the plastic grills and a smashed foglight today :smiley:







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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12775 on: June 05, 2024, 07:23:06 pm »
Preventative maintenance applied to the coolant expansion tank. The original is 19 year old plastic so only time before these things fail. Changed it out for a FEBI one and amazed at the colour difference

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12776 on: June 05, 2024, 07:34:50 pm »
Also changed the inline stat due to the car running cool......third one in seven years.

They only seem to last two years for me with my short journeys, but it gets back up to temp again and stays there......until we meet again  :grin:



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