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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2014, 05:35:46 PM »
i picked up the part again the other day from vw. The oem intake is a bag of sh*t. worst design ever haha. the top cover wont even clip in this time. i advise tying it down if you get one cus im on my 3rd now lol… IF i ever manage to get it on!
Ah man! What was the part number mate, may have to go pick one up.



My rev G DV turned up today! I know need to look at how i actually fit it :ashamed:


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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2014, 07:53:43 PM »
Jack the drivers front wheel of the ground and remove the wheel.. Then you can access the dv from there buddy.. Iirc there is a inner arch liner to move or remove but that's about it

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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2014, 08:00:14 PM »
This is well worth a read

http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86872&highlight=DIY+install

If you've got the tools it's not difficult but no quarter drive gear my be a very different job indeed!

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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2014, 09:42:41 PM »
Cheers guys! Will be attempting to change this on friday :party:

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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2014, 03:25:51 PM »
Well changed my DV this morning. Was a pain, but wasn't as bad as i thought. Turned out i have a rev D fitted, fitted the rev G and can definitely hear the air being dumped now. Not sure if its improved anything but, its changed! :happy2:

Also decided to snow foam the car again. Used the Auto Finesse stuff that i've got and i'm pretty disappointed (again) with it. I'm pretty sure it make the car even worse. Hopefully i'll but some of the Chemical Guys Honeydew snow foam asap as that stuff was amazing!

Decided to try and remove all the plasti did on my wheels too. What a bi**h :sick: I ave up as i realised that the wheels actually need a respray which is why the previous owner plasti-dipped them! One rim was an awesome like steel grey colour, but the another one was all kinds of messed up.







I now need to find somewhere local that can refurb the rims. I can't really afford it tbh but just look at the last 2 pictures!!

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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2014, 07:26:17 AM »
I checked out the bcs exhaust system im not too keen on the sound but go for it cars lookin good so far

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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2014, 07:46:25 AM »
Re plastidip them?


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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2014, 04:49:04 PM »
As above re plasti dip them till you can afford a refurb

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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2014, 05:30:26 PM »
I checked out the bcs exhaust system im not too keen on the sound but go for it cars lookin good so far
Ah really man? Cheers!

Re plastidip them?
As above re plasti dip them till you can afford a refurb
Isn't plasti dip pretty expensive though? I'm sure i read that you need at least 4 cans, 1 for each wheel, i also want a nice glossy finish. I may refurb them myself, i did a set on my old car and they turned out okay.

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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2014, 01:29:52 PM »
Managed to get the plasti-dip off one of the "diamond cut" alloys earlier



But i realised that it now means i have 2 types of alloys. 1 with the diamond cut face, and 1 just normal. Below is a comparison of the edges of the rims, one is smooth and the other isn't. I doubt you'd notice if i got them refurbed all the same colour!?


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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2014, 04:27:46 PM »
loving this great work! :grin: :grin:

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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2014, 04:28:48 PM »
Well after having the engine management light come on yesterday, i took the car and had it scanned. Turns out it was because of the oil cap coming off. Pretty happy it wasn't anything major! Anyway, decided to have a poke around the engine bay now. The standard air intake isn't screwed into the engine bay at all, so thats just loose! The cover its self is actually lose too! i think i need a new one.

Anyway, i didn't expect to see this sitting under there!


I assume its the Revo PCV Revamp!

Also, can someone tell me what that is, the bit with duct tape on it!!?


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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2014, 08:20:48 PM »
take the cover off fully mate and take some better pics  :happy2:


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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2014, 08:44:27 PM »
take the cover off fully mate and take some better pics  :happy2:
I will have a go tomorrow mate :happy2:
I wont run into any faults by unplugging the MAF sensor will i!? :scared:

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Re: Joshy's Mk5 Golf Gti build thread
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2014, 08:45:59 PM »
When's the air going on bro?