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Offline MattC

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My 3 door black manual GTI
« on: August 31, 2020, 07:22:19 pm »
Purchased August 2019, originally looking at E46 330Ci and Astra VXR. Hadn't even considered a golf as thought they were out of my budget! Ended up buying the first one I looked at.


Options
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Alloy wheels 7.5J x 18 painted anthracite grey
  • Radio with CD player replaced
  • Door pockets with insert mats
  • Standard climatic zones
  • Power windows with comfort operation and circuit breaker
  • Radio remote controlled central locking operated from inside and safe securing
  • 10 speakers (passive)
  • Automatic lights and window wipers

Current modifications list
  • Red GTI seat jack inserts
  • Smoked wing mirror indicators
  • 19CM Polo antenna
  • LED interior and rear number plate lights
  • Milltek non-resonated cat-back
  • Front HEL stainless-steel braided brake lines

Maintenance
  • August 2019 (72k miles)
       
    • Cabin filter
    • Front Brembo brake disc and pads.
    • Castrol Edge LL Oil 5W-30
    • Air filter
    • 4x brake Caliper bolt
  • September 2019
       
    • Brake bulb. Oil Filter. Fuel Filter.
    • Volkswagen Golf Mk5 Hatchback 10/2003-6/2009 Rear Wiper Arm & Blade 13 Inch
    • Cam follower
    • Rear brake back plate
  • October 2019
       
    • A/C Hose line 1K0820741AF
  • December 2019
       
    • Air con fixed
    • Drivers wing mirror glass
  • January 2020 (75.5k miles)
       
    • Front Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres 225/40 R18
    • Air con fixed again
  • February 2020
       
    • Front Brake calipers rebuild
    • MOT
  • March 2020
       
    • Castrol Edge LL Oil 5W-30
  • July 2020 (76k miles)
       
    • Rear Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres 225/40 R18
    • Volkswagen Audi Air Filter Housing Spring Clip Clamp VAG 078129797
    • Oil change (Castrol Edge 5W-30 LL)
    • Oil filter
  • August 2020 (76.5k miles)
       
    • Bonnet Gas Strut
  • January 2021
       
    • Air filter rubber bung engine mounts
  • February 2021
       
    • Smoked wing mirror indicators
    • Passengers wing mirror glass
  • July 2021 (78k miles)
       
    • 4x genuine wheel center caps
    • Oil change (Castrol Edge 5W-30 LL)
    • Oil filter

Typical 2005 boot emblem rotted with white-worm, replaced with later version boot handle assembly.



Rebuilt the front calipers.



Painted the front grille and fog surrounds with Bumper & Trim spray paint Black: Before -> After.



Wet sanded and polished my headlights. Driver's side not done for comparison. Before -> After.



Installed LED interior and number plate kit.



Replaced wheel center caps with OEM items from a VW dealership on eBay.
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« Last Edit: Yesterday at 07:33:50 pm by MattC »

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 08:45:16 am »
Welcome - I see you have already started down the slippery slope of work!!! How much was your custom exhaust if you don’t mind me asking and how does it sound? I want to get an exhaust but can’t justify one of the expensive branded ones.


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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 09:40:09 am »
Welcome - I see you have already started down the slippery slope of work!!! How much was your custom exhaust if you don’t mind me asking and how does it sound? I want to get an exhaust but can’t justify one of the expensive branded ones.


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Hi, thanks. The exhaust was £320 including fitting. I'll try get a sound clip later to show you the sound of it. It's basically louder and burbles more, sometimes it pops letting off at high rpm.

Exhaust spec:
  • Standard downpipe
  • Standard cat
  • Stainless steel cat back
    • Resonator delete
    • "Medium" sized backbox
    • Slash cut tips

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 11:28:10 am »
great work so far, nice start.

im a little concerned about the custom exhaust, looks rather like the toyosport/chinese ones. hope you didnt get riped off.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAINLESS-STEEL-NON-RES-EXHAUST-SYSTEM-FROM-CAT-FOR-GOLF-MK5-GTI-2-0-TFSI/383363430221?fits=Model%3AGolf%7CPlat_Gen%3AMK+V&hash=item59423db74d:g:198AAOSwH2VaBdd1

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 07:22:06 pm »
great work so far, nice start.

im a little concerned about the custom exhaust, looks rather like the toyosport/chinese ones. hope you didnt get riped off.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAINLESS-STEEL-NON-RES-EXHAUST-SYSTEM-FROM-CAT-FOR-GOLF-MK5-GTI-2-0-TFSI/383363430221?fits=Model%3AGolf%7CPlat_Gen%3AMK+V&hash=item59423db74d:g:198AAOSwH2VaBdd1

Turns out you're exactly correct, can no longer endorse my mates company  :doh:

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2020, 08:29:29 am »
still looks an alright bit of kit, been tempted by one myself, just didn't want you paying the likes of £700+ for a custom system, if it wasn't, £320 is a good price if it is the eBay one, £70 for fitting is only an hours labour at a garage, as long as it seals and flows okay its a good buy, great work so far, keep it up and i look forward to seeing more updates.

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2020, 09:29:58 am »
still looks an alright bit of kit, been tempted by one myself, just didn't want you paying the likes of £700+ for a custom system, if it wasn't, £320 is a good price if it is the eBay one, £70 for fitting is only an hours labour at a garage, as long as it seals and flows okay its a good buy, great work so far, keep it up and i look forward to seeing more updates.

It sounds decent, fitment is awful though as the hangers aren't long enough and the left tip is sagging.


Passenger side hanger, the washer prevents moving it further to the left:

Driver side hanger (Shot from underneath):

Resonator hanger:
« Last Edit: September 02, 2020, 11:00:55 am by MattC »

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 10:48:47 am »
Hi mate, how did you resolve the fitment issue? did you speak to the company about it?
Thanks
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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2020, 02:25:35 pm »
Hi mate, how did you resolve the fitment issue? did you speak to the company about it?
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Oops, just seen this.

Yeah, I resolved it by removing the bloody thing. Getting a refund. Installing a Milltek after work today  :jumping:

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 09:26:44 am »
Installed my brand new 2.75" Non-Resonated Milltek cat-back last night in the rain.

Went very smoothly besides the connection from the cat pipe to the Milltek via a reducer was leaking. Gonna slap some exhaust sealer of some sort on after work. :happy2:

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2020, 03:43:48 pm »
Installed a genuine Audi/VW 6 speed short shift kit (8J0711046E).

« Last Edit: January 31, 2021, 01:57:15 pm by MattC »

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2020, 05:30:20 pm »
Nice upgrades!

Are u happy with the exhaust? any droning?

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Re: My 3 door Black Manual GTI
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2020, 10:37:15 pm »
Nice upgrades!

Are u happy with the exhaust? any droning?

It's just a slightly louder and definitely deeper sound over stock. No droning, too quiet.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2021, 01:14:51 pm by MattC »