Author Topic: My MK5 Reflex Silver... The Journey So Far...  (Read 2109 times)

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My MK5 Reflex Silver... The Journey So Far...
« on: April 11, 2016, 10:56:09 AM »
Well when I bought the car I thought I'd found an absolute gem, full VWFSH, 05 plate with under 70k, DSG, Leather, Parking all for under £6k, however things were about to turn out no so much...

This is how it stood:



One of the first things I soon realised were the front tyres were needing replaced, went for a couple of Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance as blackcircles were doing a good deal on them £82 fitted per tyre.

Not even 2 weeks later this happened...




Had a complete failure of one of the brand new tyres on a very narrow overpass sliproad at 40mph, ended up doing a 180 before coming to a stop, what didn't help was there was no ESP, or ABS as the wheel bern had went that week and automatically trips these systems, how I never hit anything, I'll never know but managed to keep as much control as I could.

After the tyre situation was sorted (Dunlop accepted the tyre was faulty), the car was booked in for some privacy glass on the rear, making it a bit more modern looking IMO.


Renewed the interior door trims (very worn), headlight switch, and all interior door switches:



The car was then booked into VW as the DSG oil hadn't been serviced in nearly 4 years, £180 lighter, it was done! That's where the problems began.. I had owned the car 2 months and was told, I needed a full service, a new CV boot, new rear spring (this was broken), when bearing (on the opposite side), 2 front bushes, then the rear wiper fell off leaving the annoying metal centre!

Anywayyyyy, most of the above has now been sorted, just waiting on my mate returning from offshore to finish a few pieces, also replaced the DV with a revision D and the car is a million times more responsive.


Next to tackle was the horrible discoloured headlights, while I would love to replace them, its just not a priority just now, so it was tackled with Meguiars headlight restore kit, before/after:



Now the bodywork, Ive been doing it bit by bit, giving the car a good few washes I was instantly seeing a difference in the paint (using meguiars orange) This was my first time using a DA, but I'm more than pleased with the result:


Also managed to pick up a couple of refurbished 18" Monza II reps last night for £99 on ebay, this will allow me to send the original wheels away 2 by 2 to be refurbished, while still allowing me use of the car

« Last Edit: April 22, 2016, 08:09:38 AM by glasgowdubber »

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Re: My MK5 Reflex Silver... The Journey So Far...
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 12:58:41 PM »
Be satisfying getting through all the jobs.
Looks a nice example though.

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Re: My MK5 Reflex Silver... The Journey So Far...
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 03:25:36 PM »
Be satisfying getting through all the jobs.
Looks a nice example though.

Haha yeah, costly, but satisfying knowing everything is as it should be!

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Re: My MK5 Reflex Silver... The Journey So Far... UPDATED 18/4/16
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 05:21:54 PM »
So the temporary replica Monzas are on, and I like the look with the black inserts...



As it sits now, no filter on this, really just taken off my Iphone:


Centre caps don't fit from the original wheels so will need to get a couple of sized ones.

Went a drive yesterday to Gretna, took this pic which I thought looked good


However on arriving home, I noticed I had acquired something  :confused:


Still not removed it  :thinking:
« Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 02:29:58 PM by glasgowdubber »

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Re: My MK5 Reflex Silver... The Journey So Far...
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2016, 11:41:37 AM »


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Re: My MK5 Reflex Silver... The Journey So Far...
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 12:10:58 PM »
What was that in the girlle?! A bird, a bat?!  :grin:

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Re: My MK5 Reflex Silver... The Journey So Far...
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2016, 12:57:34 PM »
What was that in the girlle?! A bird, a bat?!  :grin:

Turned out to be some sort of tiny bird  :confused: was absolutely vile, I did feel a bit bad though  :sad1:

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Re: My MK5 Reflex Silver... The Journey So Far...
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 04:41:16 PM »
Well guys, looks like I'm off again back to Audi.
I have been looking for sometime now, HAD to be 2.0 TDI, S-Line, S-Tronic, was open to colour, but my choice would have been white, and parking...
This came up, and I knew it was the one!

2.0 TDI 150
S-tronic
Comfort Pack
Tyre Pressure Monitor
S-Line Suspension
Heated Front Seats
Fine Nappa Leather
Cruise Control
Park Plus
Dimming/Electric/Folding/Heated Mirrors
Privacy Glass
Deletion of Model/Technology
Glacier White Metalic



There's not really much else to ask for apart from B&O, or a sunroof, but I'm happy with that, one of the highest spec S-Lines I've seen and I worked at Audi.