Author Topic: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril  (Read 97918 times)

Offline Shoduchi

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 222
  • -Receive: 421
  • Posts: 4112
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,95592.msg952042.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #330 on: August 06, 2016, 08:46:25 PM »
Just spent the last hour reading this in detail.  :congrats:

Fantastic car.
Thank you very much Wolf Burger! :drinking:

Offline Rippers

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 4
  • -Receive: 20
  • Posts: 235
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,105772.0.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #331 on: August 08, 2016, 09:33:58 PM »
Me too. What a car.

 :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:

Offline xjay1337

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 15
  • -Receive: 381
  • Posts: 4925
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,88399.0.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #332 on: August 09, 2016, 11:11:12 AM »
Like it very much!

AC looks like a pain but glad it's sorted now :-)

Offline Shoduchi

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 222
  • -Receive: 421
  • Posts: 4112
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,95592.msg952042.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #333 on: August 09, 2016, 01:56:24 PM »
Me too. What a car.

 :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
Thank you! :smiley:

Offline Andy

  • Global Moderator
  • Just look at my post count
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 23
  • -Receive: 431
  • Posts: 10402
    • Email
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #334 on: August 09, 2016, 01:58:03 PM »
love this car and in my fav colour :notworthy: :notworthy:

Offline Shoduchi

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 222
  • -Receive: 421
  • Posts: 4112
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,95592.msg952042.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #335 on: August 09, 2016, 02:04:37 PM »
Like it very much!

AC looks like a pain but glad it's sorted now :-)
Driving with cold air is so much better!  :grin:

I love your diesel beast too! :drinking:

Offline Shoduchi

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 222
  • -Receive: 421
  • Posts: 4112
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,95592.msg952042.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #336 on: August 09, 2016, 02:07:21 PM »
love this car and in my fav colour :notworthy: :notworthy:
Thank you very much maxitrol! Hope you're driving your beaut more in the good weather. :wink:

Offline Shoduchi

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 222
  • -Receive: 421
  • Posts: 4112
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,95592.msg952042.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #337 on: September 05, 2016, 01:36:42 PM »
Just ordered these gloves for my next track day at October, 2nd:


Alpinestars Tech 1 Start (Black)
http://www.alpinestars.com/tech-1-start-glove-030#.V81muzVv_VA
Quote
"Extremely lightweight and comfortable, the Tech 1 Start Glove features ergonomic suede inserts for excellent grip response while the Nomex® main shell offers high levels of heat and flame resistance. The Tech 1 Start is homologated to FIA and SFI standards."

They're FIA approved and seemed to have a reasonable price (£62/€77). :smiley:

Offline philevans55

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 5
  • -Receive: 3
  • Posts: 28
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #338 on: September 06, 2016, 02:13:39 PM »
gorgeous car man

Offline Shoduchi

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 222
  • -Receive: 421
  • Posts: 4112
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,95592.msg952042.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #339 on: September 07, 2016, 07:22:10 PM »

Offline Shoduchi

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 222
  • -Receive: 421
  • Posts: 4112
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,95592.msg952042.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #340 on: September 09, 2016, 04:02:42 PM »
The gloves arrived today! That was a fast shipping from the UK! :smiley:



They're the right size too. :grin:

Offline bonelorry

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 74
  • -Receive: 46
  • Posts: 406
    • Email
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #341 on: September 14, 2016, 10:41:39 AM »
Outstanding! Proper detail too  :drinking:

Offline Shoduchi

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 222
  • -Receive: 421
  • Posts: 4112
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,95592.msg952042.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #342 on: September 15, 2016, 01:34:51 AM »
Outstanding! Proper detail too  :drinking:
Thanks bonelorry! I try to make it understandable to others who might want to do the same to their cars. :drinking:

Offline Shoduchi

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 222
  • -Receive: 421
  • Posts: 4112
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,95592.msg952042.html
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #343 on: September 18, 2016, 04:48:52 PM »
For the final preparations for my next track day I went to my mechanic's garage to sort the last details. :smiley:

Work list:
1-Replace the SuperPro adjustable ball joints for OEM new ones (1K0407365C & 1K0407366C) due to SuperPro ball joints rubbing brake discs when locking the steering to its maximum
2-Replace the Brembo 18Z calipers bolts and nuts adaptors for the Epytec adaptor kit
3-Change the ATE SL.6 brake oil for Motul RBF600
4-Rotate wheels between the axles to even the wear
5-Clean the Forge Motorsport oil catch can
6-Brake discs and pads checkup
7-ITG air panel filter checkup
8-Perform wheel alignment due to new ball joints fitted

I've ordered the Celtemp HPFP shield but it hasn't arrived yet after 2 weeks. Fortunately my engine cover is still tightly fixed so I highly doubt it's going to matter much. It's more a long term precaution.

Comments:
1-It's a pity I can't keep the SuperPro ball joints since they're much sturdy than the OEM part. MB brakes have a lower ET so they're much closer to the hub. It does help with big caliper clearance, though...
2-Epytec's adaptor kit it's simpler to install and the calipers are more strongly fixed to the hub. Although simpler to install, it's much easier for two persons to align the bolt with caliper and the metal bar. My mechanic also fitted a 1 mm washer to both bolts that makes the caliper really centered with the disc and further from the wheel spokes. Like! :grin:
3-The ATE SL.6 was still looking fresh but for my mechanic surprise there was an air bubble in both right calipers. Now I'm really glad I got new brake oil. During daily driving it wasn't noticeable since I hardly need to press the brake pedal and when I did the brakes corresponded. Now with fresher and better oil and no air bubble it should be even better. :smiley:
4-My front tyres have done around 10.000 km/6200 miles and are half worn. Rears are like new still. Now with the rears in the front they should be all with similar wear after the track day. All tyres were filled to 2,6 bar/37,7 psi like VW recommends for our GTI with light cargo on the fuel tank flap.
5-The oil catch can was emptied when I relocated the diverter valve to the front of the engine. It already had a significant amount of dirty water. After some WD40 applications on all holes and some shaking it was much cleaner.
6-My EBC Redstuff pads on the front axle are also half worn. I need to get new one after the track day for sure... I'm considering Mintex M1144, Ferodo DS2500 or Pagid RS-29. I've asked for Project Mu HC+ pads but they're £350 + shipping so that's quite expensive for me at the moment. Opinions are welcome. :smiley:
7-The air filter was still clean and there were no oil spray residues on the engine side. :smiley:

Now a couple of pictures to make it more easy on the eyes... :laugh:

Epytec's adaptor kit:


The only decent picture of it fitted:


The return trip was more fuel saving focused. Made my best fuel consumption on long trips. :smiley:

That's 34,45 mpg when I usually get 28 mpg on daily driving.


That's around 214 miles.

Can't wait for the track day! :driver:

Offline Sulley91

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2
  • -Receive: 3
  • Posts: 47
    • Email
Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
« Reply #344 on: October 02, 2016, 08:11:05 AM »
I love white ed30's fantastic job you done there @Shoduchi