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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2014, 04:35:59 pm »



Received new front grill today. thanks to @LiamGTi
Had my second attempt at the magnetic number plate. This time i wrapped the back with vinyl stuck the magnets with super strong trim tape then covered magnets with a bit of vinyl.
Not happy with the foam will try a long piece of draft excluder if i can find some.

TBH think aluminium would have been better.

My old grill has been religated to the spares shelf. I've not given up on it going to smooth it more and try painting it this time the wrap i put on is lifting here and there.

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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2015, 12:47:31 pm »



Finally received all the bits for the audio upgrade. Still not sure on what to do in the boot. Would really like to ditch the crappy ebay side mount sub box. Any suggestions pics would be great. I also have the mono block amp which is currently under the drivers seat.

Think i will have to go stage 2+ due to the extra weight of all this sh*t.


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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2015, 05:44:11 pm »



Made a start on the boot build today.
Happy with my first attempt with a router and jigsaw.
Not happy with the cost of all the work working tools i doubt they will get used again.

Could only find 16mm MDF which was way to heavy went for 15mm ply.


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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2015, 07:45:23 pm »
Good work on all the DIY mate I wish I knew more so I could do more maintenance myself! Where did u learn how to do all the maintenance you have done considering you only changed a battery prior to all this lol? Keep up the good work! :happy2:


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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2015, 08:20:36 pm »
Everything i have done is thanks to info available on this forum and others like it.  :notworthy:

I searched for a decent mechanic when i got this car but couldn't find one. My questions were returned with sarcasm at most garages. Or lost in translation. WTF is Diverter Valve in spanish??

So i got stuck in.

Start small Oil change, air filter, fuel filter and obviously the cam follower.
Take your time, if/when you f*ck something up don't worry plenty of help on here.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 08:27:10 pm by dazza »

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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2015, 08:24:02 pm »
I actually feel bad because i paid a mechanic to change the ball joint on my beater the other day. Knowing good and well i could have done it myself and saved a few quid. But i refuse to park the golf on the street.

I have problems  :grin:

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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2015, 08:31:55 pm »
Everybody on here has problems  :laugh:

Nice work so far  :happy2:

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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2015, 11:00:22 pm »
The only things I've done myself so far are fitting my itg maxogen and replacing dv and cam follower but I'm keen to do more myself! Will be keeping an eye on your thread buddy!


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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2015, 11:02:52 am »



I have no idea what i'm doing but its fun.

« Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 11:07:15 am by dazza »

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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2015, 11:13:21 am »
Put the boot build on hold awaiting more tools. Do not do any woodwork if you have OCD.

Onto deadening the doors.

Inner and outer skin are off.

Should i deaden the whole outer skin? @xjay1337





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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2015, 05:24:22 pm »
so the outer skin is well and truly deadened now.

On to the inner skin. Surely i don't need to cover it all the doors will fall off. Options please


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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2015, 06:32:49 pm »
Sorry for not being able to help you with your doubts. Just to say that I'm following your new mods with interest. :smiley:

Here's an example I've found on Google:

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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2015, 06:48:16 pm »
thanks mate i've found this one on here http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4771.0 he has done all the outer skin and a lot of the inner skin from the outside.

Another where both outer and inner skin are completely covered. http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1764279

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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2015, 07:56:52 pm »
I'd be very interested to know how much of a difference sound dampening the doors makes to the driving environment in the car. Got to upgrade my front speaks and other bits which will involved pulling the doors apart so may do this myself.

Moving over to Flickr, sorry for the broken picture links!

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Re: Dazza's Maintenance Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2015, 08:16:18 pm »
I think the audiophiles use thicker deadener than this maybe the 4mm silent coat and a couple of layers of other softer material which i have no idea about.

We will see.

So much for plug and play this is turning into a mammoth project.
Still have to deaden the inner skin. Find somewhere to fit the crossover and get a wire through the door.

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