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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11595 on: September 01, 2019, 10:56:37 AM »
Passed my MOT only did 1210 miles since last year


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11596 on: September 01, 2019, 12:36:26 PM »

Should be standard equipment on the floor of every home's garage!!!!!
What is that and where can I get one?


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I think it's one of these. https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/

They look great, but definitely an investment! I might get some one day, I'll have to think of it as spending the money, I'd otherwise be spending on labour, by doing work myself.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11597 on: September 01, 2019, 12:47:41 PM »
I went down each side of the car with the machine polisher, it was good polishing weather until some showers came! I might do the roof next weekend, there's a couple of scratches there that look like they might need wet sanding. I'm not going to bother with the bonnet and front bumper as they both need a respray ideally.

I Used Meguires Microfiber pad with 105 compound, then used some old Menzurna 3000 I had leftover to polish. Some of the deeper marks are still there but the swirls have gone, I think I need a more powerful polisher to really get these. Finished off with some chemical guys wax. I hope to get some Obsession Rose edition wax at some point. It took two hours per side.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11598 on: September 01, 2019, 12:50:40 PM »
Proper gleaming Neil. Well done mate. I need to pull my finger out and get mine polished up, looks good after a good clean but polishing is the extra touch


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11599 on: September 01, 2019, 10:32:41 PM »
Stuck another £50 in the tank 😂

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11600 on: September 03, 2019, 12:46:56 PM »
Spent yet more money on the Eddy  :signLOL: .... At AKS for a Helix organic and OEM DMF. Also thought what the hell ... live once and topped up with some Vibratechnics engine mounts. My yearly budget now blown ... until the next time :doh:

The old clutch wasn't in too bad shape at 135k and still had some life in it but needs must as Stage 1 on the plans for next year with walnut blast and injector sort out.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11601 on: September 03, 2019, 01:02:19 PM »
Spent yet more money on the Eddy  :signLOL: .... At AKS for a Helix organic and OEM DMF. Also thought what the hell ... live once and topped up with some Vibratechnics engine mounts. My yearly budget now blown ... until the next time :doh:

The old clutch wasn't in too bad shape at 135k and still had some life in it but needs must as Stage 1 on the plans for next year with walnut blast and injector sort out.

How much was your clutch setup? did you get the braided line fitted aswell? Let me know what it feels pedal weight ect. I'm Going to R-tech for mapping next month, so suspect I'll need to start saving for this next!
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11602 on: September 03, 2019, 01:35:29 PM »
Bought an air-ride set up!

3P airlift performance kit  :evilgrin:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11603 on: September 03, 2019, 03:28:21 PM »
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How much was your clutch setup? did you get the braided line fitted aswell? Let me know what it feels pedal weight ect.

Sitting down? About 800+ 4 hours labour and yes the braided line for about 90.

Early days on the clutch so a bit sharp sometimes at the moment and about 15% to 20% more pedal weight than OEM. Its noticeable but not troublesome. Just getting used the bite at the moment which is lower and since I do mostly dual carriageway it wont be an issue. Needs about 500 miles of bedding in which I will do in a couple of weeks, change, change, change  :smiley: Then I think it should smooth out and be slightly more progressive.

Btw love your shiny red one  :happy2: Get some genuine projectors on it  :smiley:

This is all in prep for Stage 1 next year as already done a BCS cat back too.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11604 on: September 03, 2019, 03:42:36 PM »
I've just bought my car - a 2005 MkV five door manual. Silver with dark grey heated leather interior. I've cleaned and reconditioned the leather and had to replace the driver's door latch which had stopped working on the key fob... Found a used one on ebay for £25 delivered, so quite pleased with that and all works fine. Relied on a walk through by the Humble Mechanic on You Tube which was excellent. Also changed the cabin filter and about to give it a good service (oil, oil filter, air filter, cam follower, fuel filter, spark plugs and coil packs) - looking forward to working on it!

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11605 on: September 03, 2019, 07:17:17 PM »
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How much was your clutch setup? did you get the braided line fitted aswell? Let me know what it feels pedal weight ect.

Sitting down? About 800+ 4 hours labour and yes the braided line for about 90.

Early days on the clutch so a bit sharp sometimes at the moment and about 15% to 20% more pedal weight than OEM. Its noticeable but not troublesome. Just getting used the bite at the moment which is lower and since I do mostly dual carriageway it wont be an issue. Needs about 500 miles of bedding in which I will do in a couple of weeks, change, change, change  :smiley: Then I think it should smooth out and be slightly more progressive.

Btw love your shiny red one  :happy2: Get some genuine projectors on it  :smiley:

This is all in prep for Stage 1 next year as already done a BCS cat back too.

Thanks! That's less than I thought it would be I assume closer to the £1000 mark. I do most work on the car myself but getting a gearbox out on a gravel driveway, I'd have to give a miss!
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11606 on: September 03, 2019, 08:38:16 PM »
Bought an air-ride set up!

3P airlift performance kit  :evilgrin:
You’ll love it, it made my car useable again!


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11607 on: September 08, 2019, 09:26:52 AM »
Sold it.

Thank you all for the helpful information posted here, made owning the Golf a lot easier than I expected and have learnt a great deal more mechanic skills in the process.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11608 on: September 09, 2019, 04:27:40 PM »
Fitted a new low pressure fuel injection sensor, all of 5 minutes.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #11609 on: September 10, 2019, 09:20:33 PM »
The ED30 had some TLC at the garage today:

Minor Service with some fresh Castrol Edge Professional 5W30
New cam follower
Cambelt and Water pump changed - turns out the water pump had a slight leak
New fuel filter
Sunroof rails cleaned and lubed

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