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GTI-Rog's Mk5 GTI "Rejuvenation" Thread (Pic Heavy)
« on: March 30, 2015, 08:44:39 pm »
    Hi everyone, I'm Rog  :happy2:

    I've had a few VAG group cars now and love them.(A3 TFSIQ, S4 B6, Octavia II VRS, Corrado, Audi 80 Cab) I've turned around some unloved cars too. Just with some time and effort, some detailing knowledge and minimal amount of money.

    This was my previous car (project) and 24hrs after selling the A3 3.2 VR6, which went from this:

DSCF8841 by rogfree43, on Flickr

To this  :grin:

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I've got myself another performance icon. This time it's a car I have always wanted and admired, the Mk5 Golf Gti.
This is a car that is great mechanically, but lacking a little in the looks dept. It has Full VWSH and has some nice specs, auto lights and auto dimming rear view mirror, being some. The overall condition is good, it just needs sharpening up.

It needs some love and attention to take the car back in time and restore it's condition. And I Iove the challenge of turning these neglected cars around.
I will show the progress of the build throughout and upload many, many, many pics as I go.

My plans are to:
Replace the DV, cam follower. Done
Clean up and detail the interior and exterior. Done
Remove any dents.
Replace the tired interior handles and update the switches. Done
Replace damaged radio HU Done
Fit 18" Monzas Done
Fix coolant leak Done
Refurb the brakes and calipers
Replace creaking top mountsDone
Replace Tyres
Retrofit any upgrades as and when.
Upgrades so far...
  • Centre Armrest with iPod dock done
  • Euro cup holder and bottle opener done
  • Updated deep red hazard switch done
  • Ed30 interior Mats done
  • Ed30 Rear Valance done(Now standard)

  • Front Ed30 bumper/splitterDone(Now standard)

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Tell us what you think, all comments and tips are welcome :)

The day I picked her up! A few before pics to show what I'm up against  :smiley:







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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 08:55:01 pm »
Some more before pics.

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Engine bay.

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Re: GTI-Rog's Mk5 GTI "10 years younger" Restoration thread.
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 09:07:06 pm »
So to start the ball rolling, I began with the engine bay, as there were some bits missing and it needed a little attention.

So off with the cover.

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The air intake pipe was missing, luckily I had one spare from my Octy VRS  :grin:

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Then given a quick wipe down with APC.

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The next little job was to give the headlights some restoration, I'm suprised the previous owner could see in the dark!

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Masked up..

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Rubbed down with 800 grit.

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Then 2000 grit.

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Then machined polished. :happy2:

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Re: GTI-Rog's Mk5 GTI "10 years younger" Restoration thread.
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 09:19:27 pm »
Next up to improve the 17" Monzas. Wasn't difficult, new centre caps to replace the god awful painted ones! :confused:

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New centre caps.

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Next up was to give the car a basic inspection clean, to see what lies ahead  :scared:

Wheels first, soaked with AS Smart Wheels and left to dwell..

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Then ValetPro's Dragons Breath fallout remover!

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After, still need to be improved but a good start.

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The engine bay was APC'd and PW off.

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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 09:33:44 pm »
Then onto the door shuts and jams.

Before:

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This is what came out of one door shut...!! (passenger side)

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Drivers side! Even more.. :scared:

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APC'd the nooks and crannies.

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Then the 2BM safe wash.

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Then after rinsing and drying, it relvealed some paint defects.

This cloudy area and some deep scratches.

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After hand polishing.

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Scratches gone.

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Scratches by handle.

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After.

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The paint will be corrected later with a rotary.

P1040210 by rogfree43, on Flickr

The alloys were polished with Menzerna Final Finish and dressed with AS High Shine.

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Then the finish was protected (for now) with Gtechniq CV3 Liquid Crystal sealant.

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Not too bad for a "once over"  :happy2:

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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 09:45:09 pm »
Fantastic transformation already! Love it :happy2:

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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2015, 09:46:10 pm »
Impressive stuff, I should really do this to my car as the paintwork is terrible and I don't think any of the 'nooks &  crannies' or door shuts have ever been cleaned :sad1:
Keep up the good work, car is looking loads better :happy2:

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Re: GTI-Rog's Mk5 GTI "10 years younger" Restoration thread.
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2015, 10:00:14 pm »
Next up the interior!

Key fob badge sorted  :grin:

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A few of the many bits coming..

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First to change and the easiest the headlight switch.

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Then the drivers side grab handle and swiches.

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New non rubberised replacement all fitted with the new switches.

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Passenger side...a little more difficult!

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Next up the rear brake pads need replacing.... :smiley:

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Re: GTI-Rog's Mk5 GTI "10 years younger" Restoration thread.
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2015, 10:16:14 pm »
The rear brake pads are on their last legs  :grin:

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Wheels off.

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Old, very worn pads removed.

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New pads.

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Copper slip applied.

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These were the passenger side pads  :scared:

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New ones installed.

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It should stop better now  :happy2:

Another job, was to replace the expansion tank as it was rotten as a pear! And to replace the coolant sensor as they're prone to failiure.

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New bottle from GSF.

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After install..

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Coolant sensor replacement.

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Old sensor removed, just in time by the looks of it  :confused:

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Coolant replaced too.

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Next up....Brake vacuum pump leek  :fighting:





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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2015, 10:16:34 pm »
You've done some great work there mate,  car has gone from lookong tired and neglected to shiny and loved :happy2: :congrats:

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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2015, 10:19:22 pm »
Thanks for the lovely comments.....more to come yet..I haven't finished uploading my pics yet  :grin: :happy2:
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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2015, 10:22:08 pm »
Your doing the same stages as myself when I purchased my 2005 gti over a year ago. The car starting to show its age. Just needs some tlc and general maintenance. Well done dude!

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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2015, 10:32:01 pm »
The brake vacuum pump was leeking so after some info gathering, from here and the internet. I had a go at fixing it  :smiley: :fighting2:

The leeking pump.

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I ordered this o-ring from TPS. £10! :surprised:

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3 bolts and its off...easy

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Old o-ring removed....

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This is where it all goes Pete Tong :fighting:

The o-ring is for the revised/newer pump not the older version I have on the car! And in my inpaitience I attempted to fit it, (thinking it was the correct part) and ended up snapping the aluminium casing as I tryed to force it in the hole  :surprised: :scared:

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So after ordering replacement, I recieved the revised version and it fitted like a glove, job done  :grin:

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I then replaced the panel filter with a Ramiar performance filter. Only £20 so I'll see how it feels, seems ok so far... :driver:

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Next up ugraded alloys  :jumping:
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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2015, 10:45:05 pm »
I actually don't have a problem with 17" alloys but.......Ok I have a problem with 17" alloys...alright! :laugh:

Alloys before.

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New replacements....MK6 Gti genuine Monza 2 18" :drool: Collected yesterday from Marvin on this very forum :drinking:

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So, I gave them a quick clean and popped them on.

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New caps fitted

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The 50/50 shot :grin:

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All fitted and looking much better  :drool:

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Still settling in this pic.

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I'm properly chuffed with those, transforms the look and feel of the car completely  :smiley:

Next up, (when it finally arrives) the centre armrest and euro cup holder mod.

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Re: My "10 years younger" Mk5 GTi on-going project....
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2015, 10:53:46 pm »
Looking forward to seeing the end result Rog

Wheels looks great btw  :happy2: