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My 2007 Tornado Red GTi - Monzas powder coated
« on: July 30, 2015, 12:47:58 AM »
Just a new thread on my recent purchase.

2007 / Tornado Red / 5 door / 77k / FVWSH / Leather / parking sensors

Picked it up a few weeks ago.  In pretty good shape.

Needs: A polish / bonnet chips sorting / cambelt

I'm really happy with it. This will be my 5th Golf in a row - had a mk2 Driver, mk3 Driver, mk3 VR6, mk4 GTi.



« Last Edit: June 08, 2019, 03:47:36 PM by shail »

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 12:51:27 AM »
To do this week:

Cambelt and water pump to be done on Friday

Also picking up a cam follower at the same time, hopefully changing it on Saturday.

Try and find a replacement headunit, or figure out how to add my active Alpine 8" sub to the RCD500.

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 06:09:56 PM »
Cambelt and water pump done.  £349 at a dealer.  They also threw in a bottle of G13 coolant. 

Also picked up a new fuel pump cam follower. 

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 07:00:05 PM »
Looks smart! You got it in the best colour
2015 Audi TT Sport Scuba Blue 2.0 TFSI 230 PS

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 10:45:54 PM »
Welcome! Looks a great car. I had a mk3 driver too - not a bad car to have back in the day when I was 21-22!
Would have loved a VR6 though...most must be quite rotted by now...
My mk5 is my third golf in a row - definitely the best car of the lot. Hope you enjoy yours!


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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2015, 04:05:18 PM »
I loved my Driver too, it was purple/mauve.

I do miss my VR6, I had it for about 8 years.  In the end it rusted away. I sold it for £400 to a woman who was going to drag race it!

The mk5 is the best of the lot, I agree.

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2015, 12:27:58 AM »
Just ordered a new headunit.

Went for Kenwood DDX4015DAB.

http://www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk/car/nav_mm/mm/DDX4015DAB/

Also ordered a Connect2 fitting kit after seeing @Adamski photo of his Pioneer using the kit.

My active Alpine SWE815 8" sub from my old car will also be fitted , and maybe, if I get the time, my old Alpine V12 4 channel amp to drive the fronts (also if it fits under the passenger seat)

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2015, 02:01:32 PM »
Hey, did you get this from the Pistonheads advert??

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2015, 03:43:38 PM »
It was on pistonheads but I first saw it on autotrader.

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2015, 08:22:47 PM »
Just changed the cam follower after reading about the issues with it.

Bolts for the fuel pump came off very easily - felt like it has been off before.  Anyway, old follower was fine, just a bit of wear.  Changed it anyway.  Took about half an hour in total.

Just waiting for my headunit to arrive next week. 

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2015, 11:32:38 PM »
Went about fitting my Kenwood headunit. 
Went OK but I need to have another bash at it.  The connects2 fitting kit needs adjusting, as it doesn't sit flush with the centre console.

The fitting kit comes with a cage and some adjustable plates you fit to the headunit. I places thesse to get the HU as flush to the dash as possible, but it means the fascia is proud.  Just need to wind it back a bit.

Sound quality is different from the stock. I'd say for the better. Added bonus is that I now have iPod connection and Bluetooth. 

Although the latest Kenwood, the user interface feel a little dated in the way it looks.

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2015, 01:23:57 PM »
Hey

I recognise the car from the pictures, in fact I almost bought it (ended up with a 3 door red)!

Did you get the winter tyres with it too? Do you live in Warwickshire?

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2015, 01:26:10 PM »
I didn't get the winter wheels as I didn't want them.  What put you off buying it? (fingers crossed I didn't miss anything when I viewed it!)

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2015, 01:27:21 PM »
I didn't get the winter wheels as I didn't want them.  What put you off buying it? (fingers crossed I didn't miss anything when I viewed it!)
See my recent thread about my new motor :)

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Re: My 2007 Tornado Red GTi
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2015, 01:31:21 PM »
I didn't get the winter wheels as I didn't want them.  What put you off buying it? (fingers crossed I didn't miss anything when I viewed it!)
See my recent thread about my new motor :)

Your motor looks great - glad you found one, and I found mine  :happy2: