MK5 Golf GTI

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Title: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on April 04, 2015, 09:44:16 AM
Hello again! After the diesel GT Sport I had to get the best petrol version. :grin:

So I'm the new owner of a Candy White 3 doors Ed. 30 with DSG MY2008. Most likely the only in my country with this colour. It's pretty much in mint condition and has less than 35.000 miles.

I already have a long list of mods to do and some were already ordered.

Here's an old picture. The previous owner made some changes to the centre grill and wheels but I'll return them to OEM look and fit my OZ instead.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_01.jpg)

My wife will have the diesel most of the times and we'll use it for long distance travels as well.

Factory equipment:
Factory options:
Modifications done:
Exterior:
Interior:
Engine:
Handling:
Maintenance done:
So far I've removed the carbon wrap of the VW front badge, fitted OEM LED numberplate lights, fitted the OZ and updated the RNS-510's firmware, maps and POI.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_06.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_05.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_07.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_08.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_09.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_02.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_22.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_10.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_03.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_04.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_11.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_13.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_14.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_23.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_24.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_25.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_12.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_15.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/RNS-510_A_FW_5238.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_16.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_17.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_18.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_19.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_20.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_21.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_26.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/BCS_1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/BCS_2.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_32.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_33.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_34.jpg)


Here's the output with the stock map and the following mods:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Banco20de20potecircncia2001.jpg)


With all the mods fitted so far the car is making 330 BHP and 457 Nm/337 lbf*ft, with 1,4 bar of peak boost and 1,24-1.21 bar of stable boost.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/2._MB_Power_1.jpg)



Future plans:
At home:Ordered:Still not ordered:
Cheers
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: prp74 on April 04, 2015, 04:42:35 PM
Very nice mate. Get some more pics up.

Stunning  :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: rex on April 04, 2015, 06:32:48 PM
Not a small list of mods....  :notworthy:
Best of luck and keep us posted!

And please remember:
:worthless:

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 06, 2015, 03:35:58 AM
Yeah, you're right, this is still very poor on pictures but only Thursday I had my OZ fitted and I didn't have any good chance to take them yet. :|

Managed to update the factory fitted RNS-510 version A to a modified firmware that gives more disc space for maps, allowing to install the current V12 (2015) maps. Link for the firmware: http://www.rnsfirmware.com/firmware-4020-for-older-units-in-europe-with-hdd-rations-60355/ (http://www.rnsfirmware.com/firmware-4020-for-older-units-in-europe-with-hdd-rations-60355/)

I had to use a CD-R from Verbatim do get the unit to read it properly. It didn't like the CD-RW from Sony that I used previously to update a previous version B and my current version P. Fortunately it liked the DVD+R DL from Memorex and copied all of the maps at the 1st attempt.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/RNS-510_A.jpg)

I'll try to take pictures soon, before it starts to rain like it's forecasted.

 :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Golf_GT_TDI on April 06, 2015, 09:36:39 AM
Very nice indeed, love the colour  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on April 06, 2015, 12:03:04 PM
Lovely car mate, give it a good clean and get some more pics up soon  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 06, 2015, 01:09:38 PM
As forecasted it started raining today. I'm glad I took some pictures early today. I didn't have time to give it a proper clean but it'll do for now. I'll upload them later today.

Cheers
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 07, 2015, 02:03:49 AM
Updated the 1st post with the pictures I took early yesterday. :smiley:

Tomorrow I'll have something to pick up from UPS, not even sure what it is. :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 08, 2015, 07:33:53 PM
Yesterday started fitting new bits in my new machine. :smiley:

Got an OEM boot tray (1K0061180) and a neighbor was nice to give me an OEM boot net and an OEM first aid kit that the previous owner must have taken.

Bought new rubber mats but VW updated them to the ones from the mk7 Golf. Tried one for the rear and it didn't fit properly. Compared the one for the driver with my carpet mat and it was nothing alike as well. I'll return them tomorrow. Fortunately a friend in a different city was able to get the "old" rubber mats for me today.

Also asked for an Edition 30 boot badge and VW stopped producing them in June of 2014. Searched online and they already started to be overpriced almost everywhere.  :surprised: Still managed to order a pair for less than Mandy and others are asking in ebay for just one. :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: GTiBlues on April 08, 2015, 07:54:10 PM
Mind me asking, whats the buttons for next to the glasses pocket?

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_15.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 08, 2015, 08:27:21 PM
Mind me asking, whats the buttons for next to the glasses pocket?
They are connected to the Bluetooth module. The biggest is for voice control, the other for Assistance and the other for Information? I don't have an old cellphone to synchronize with this Bluetooth module so I'm not 100% sure.

When I have time to read the manual or get the new module it'll be easier. :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 09, 2015, 01:03:21 PM
Bought new rubber mats but VW updated them to the ones from the mk7 Golf. Tried one for the rear and it didn't fit properly. Compared the one for the driver with my carpet mat and it was nothing alike as well. I'll return them tomorrow. Fortunately a friend in a different city was able to get the "old" rubber mats for me today.

Sorted the problem with the rubber mats. After all the VW Parts clerk made a confusion and gave me the mats that another person ordered. They have a very similar part number and he thought those mats were for me, not noticing the different part number.

So I returned them and since I ordered parts to renew the suspension, I'll get their value discounted when I pick up those parts.

Since my friend already got the correct ones I'll receive them soon. :laugh:

Too much trouble for such simple thing but will all end well. :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: joms6r on April 09, 2015, 11:47:57 PM
Lovely looking car mate, not sure where abouts you are but there are some lovely roads down the Algarve.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 10, 2015, 12:00:08 AM
Lovely looking car mate, not sure where abouts you are but there are some lovely roads down the Algarve.
Thanks mate! I'm in Lisbon so I can go to the hills near Sintra that have some lovely roads in the natural park. But first I want to sort the suspension as I feel the car too bouncy for my taste. The GT Sport with its upgraded but still comfortable suspension handles better at the moment. :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 10, 2015, 07:33:03 PM
Arrived home to see this in the hall:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/IMG_1724.jpg)

The good stuff is starting to arrive! :jumpmove:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: JaseGti on April 10, 2015, 09:10:48 PM
Absolutely stunning
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 11, 2015, 05:11:20 AM
Updated the list of modifications planned. Everything is ordered apart from the brakes and remap. Now I'll just have to wait to get all of them to then schedule with my mechanic. :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 13, 2015, 02:55:04 PM
Forgot to order the CTS Turbo turbo outlet pipe but while going through the Mods Catalogue saw it and was still able to get it added to the original order.

So much stuff to upgrade... Geezz! :scared: :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 20, 2015, 03:05:44 AM
Definitely talking about engine upgrades with my friends is dangerous for my wallet... :laugh:

So I postponed the front brakes upgrade and ordered a Forge Motorsport oil catch tank system for vehicles with charcoal filter (FMMK5CTC).

Decided to get the Brembo Z8 with 350 mm GL450 discs when I have funds available for them.

In the meantime more bits have arrived. There are also more that I have to pick up from shipping companies or from car part stores.

At home:
Searched online about new firmwares for the RNS-510 and updated successfully my old version A to a modified 5238 with secret menu and VIM activated. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/RNS-510_A_FW_5238.jpg)

Followed the instructions of this trusted site: http://gpsunderground.com/forum/volkswagen-seat-skoda/34434-vw-rns-510-skoda-columbus-i-firmware-guide-downloads.html (http://gpsunderground.com/forum/volkswagen-seat-skoda/34434-vw-rns-510-skoda-columbus-i-firmware-guide-downloads.html)

The update went well in the 1st attempt. Burned the CD image to a Verbatim CD-R at 16x. The update erased my radio list, the maps, my favourite locations and my personalized POI file. So as I wanted to go for a drive I took the opportunity to save the maps without spending more battery power. Really enjoyed the almost 40 miles of the drive. The engine and the gearbox are great as standard. :grin: Made an average consumption of 28 MPG. It's what I get on my daily driving as well. :smiley:

That's it for now.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on April 20, 2015, 06:40:49 AM
Best version of the best GTI ever made, MK5.
This will become a monster!  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 26, 2015, 03:32:04 AM
The list of parts at home is now bigger than the list of ordered parts. I need to start fitting some of them myself. :smiley:

At home:Ordered:Still not ordered:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 26, 2015, 03:36:52 AM
And I need replace the wiper blades inserts and to get a new battery. :sad1:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 27, 2015, 12:20:24 PM
This weekend had some time to fit some of the parts that I have at home. :smiley:

Work done:
Sunday morning the engine didn't want to start so I had to go buy a new battery. Fitted one with 74Ah 680A.

Here are some photos of the work done:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_16.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_17.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_18.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_19.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_20.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 29, 2015, 10:55:58 PM
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Chave_GTI.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: tom89 on April 30, 2015, 05:41:22 AM
Very nice car, especially in white.

Can you tell me why you are fitting R32 bump stops?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on April 30, 2015, 06:58:30 AM
Love this! MKV is the best Golf and ED30 is it's best version. K04 has a huge tuning potential.
Great ride!  :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on April 30, 2015, 12:26:59 PM
Very nice car, especially in white.

Can you tell me why you are fitting R32 bump stops?
I chose the R32 bump stops because they're a bit shorter than the regular ones, since I'm replacing my lowering springs and dampers. I hope they're more adequate to that setup. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 02, 2015, 03:17:20 AM
Received two boxes, one with almost all of the rest of the parts that I ordered from Bold Sport and the other with the CTS Turbo bits. :smiley:

List update:
At home:Ordered:Still not ordered:
Fitted the LED brake and parking lights today:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_21.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 08, 2015, 08:12:45 PM
Got this today on the mail:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Forge_Oil_Catch_Can.jpg)

Fitted one of these on the reverse light:
(http://ledsbylord.com/modulos/loja/imagens/11-04-14_14.04.40_canbus_ba15s_27smd_5630_branco.jpg)

For the LED to work I had to exchange the wires in the connector. It wasn't that easy to release them from the plug. :sick:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Saj on May 09, 2015, 01:52:39 AM
Nice car mate!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 09, 2015, 02:15:25 AM
Nice car mate!
Thanks mate!

Can't wait to receive the Loba HPFP, which should arrive next week, and the BCS exhaust system from the GB. Only then I can think of scheduling to get them all fitted. :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on May 09, 2015, 04:35:41 PM
Mate that list is getting ridiculous, do you have a special room to keep it all in?   :laugh:. I bet you can't wait to get it all on, this is going to be a well sorted car inside and out. Great work  :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 09, 2015, 04:52:08 PM
Mate that list is getting ridiculous, do you have a special room to keep it all in?   :laugh:. I bet you can't wait to get it all on, this is going to be a well sorted car inside and out. Great work  :congrats:
I wish I had the funds to order the brakes, but I need to have reserves for the eventual extra expenses that may be detected while fitting all the parts. The cambelt and water pump will also be changed for the 1st time then.

At the moment I have most of the parts staked in a corner of my office at home. Already have a lot parts from the GT Sport occupying a corner of my garage. Wife isn't happy... :scared:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 11, 2015, 10:28:55 PM
I couldn't hold any longer and I had to order a set of Brembo 18Z, mounting bolts, hub centric brake discs rings for the MB GL450 brake discs and HEL front braided brake lines. I'll order next month ATE OEM 350 mm discs, EBC Redstuff pads for 17'' wheels and ATE SL.6 brake oil.

Due to the recently detected issue with the running engine temperature not reaching 90ºC, despite the coolant temperature needle reaching and staying vertical fairly quickly I'll also have to order from VW:
-Thermostat and its seal (06F121111H, 06B121119B)
-Temperature sensor and its seal and clip (06A919501A, N90316802, 32121142)
-Inline temperature regulator (4E0121113) since my Eddie has a DSG and it's MY2008

I'll also have to order:
-PCV gasket (06F103483E) because I'm going to fit the PCV delete kit with an oil catch can
-Inlet manifold gasket (06F129717D) since I'm fitting a Runner Flap Delete kit
-Turbo exhaust gasket (1K0253115AB) since I'm fitting a new TBE from BCS

Am I missing anything or am I going OTT with the sensor and thermostat renewal stuff? :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: MateyGuv on May 11, 2015, 10:55:16 PM
Stunning ride mate, I thought my parts list was long  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 11, 2015, 11:10:06 PM
Stunning ride mate, I thought my parts list was long  :signLOL:
Your part list is more interesting than mine! I hope you get to fit them all in their places! What an amazing car you have and it will still get a lot better! :notworthy:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 14, 2015, 10:02:42 AM
Ordered more parts from VW (because I didn't have enough at home waiting to be fitted yet... :ashamed:). This time they're for the timing belt and water pump change. It'll be the first for my Eddie (with 35.500 miles on the clock). :smiley:

Timing belt kit: 06F198119A
Water pump: 06F121011X
Water pump seal: 06A121119
Water pump bolt: N90945002
Oil filter: 06D115562
Fuel filter: 1K0201051K
Cabin filter (charcoal): 1K1819653B
Oil drain plug: N90813202

I want to order two 5L cans of Millers Oils NANODRIVE CFS 5w-40 NT Full Synthetic for both my Golfs but I'm still looking for a local dealer in Portugal. If I'm not lucky, I'll have to order from Opieoils.co.uk, for example.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 14, 2015, 12:10:12 PM
I think I've found a good price on an online store: http://millersoilsireland.ie/cfs-5w40-nt/ (http://millersoilsireland.ie/cfs-5w40-nt/). No shipping costs. :pomppomp:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 15, 2015, 12:55:30 AM
So the Irish online store doesn't ship abroad, although it let me put my complete address and accepted everything with no faults. Later received the refund and the explanation. Meh!

Checked better the UK official site and found a local dealer. Contacted them and got a quote 20 € higher for the same product. :sad1: Ah, well! Whatever... :fighting2:

Talked to my mechanic and decided that it was best to try to finish this as much as I can. So ordered the rest of the bits required to fit the Brembo 18Z. He likes good challenges and nice projects. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 19, 2015, 11:22:53 PM
Finally I received the Loba HPFP! The 1st time it was sent the UPS courier didn't leave a notice in my mailbox. I had a another delivery from Awesome GTI at the same time and he forgot to leave a notice for the 2nd delivery. Ended up being returned to Loba. I complained because the seller didn't give me a tracking number so he had to re-ship at his expenses. I could have picked up the pump if he had given me the tracking number in the 1st place.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Loba_HPFP.jpg)

Also received the parts to adapt the calipers and discs to my hub. :smiley:
Title: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: scopes on May 20, 2015, 12:13:22 AM
 :happy2: Nice clean looking car matey,  this is going to be fun  :driver: ...
I like the way your getting everything together first, I try, but find it hard waiting  :party:

keep up the great job your doing  :popcornsoda:

more porn i mean pictures !!!!
  :partywave: :worthless: :partywave:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 20, 2015, 12:13:45 PM
:happy2: Nice clean looking car matey,  this is going to be fun  :driver: ...
I like the way your getting everything together first, I try, but find it hard waiting  :party:

keep up the great job your doing  :popcornsoda:

more porn i mean pictures !!!!
  :partywave: :worthless: :partywave:
:signLOL:

Well, the mechanic that I want to fit all the parts I already have at home lives 200 miles away from me. His work is top quality and he likes modified cars, so I don't mind the distance. I have good mechanics nearer but as far as I know their labor rates are higher. Might as well have a bit of patience and get all the major parts required before driving there. :smiley:

At the moment I can use the GT Sport as a daily because my wife still doesn't need it. The DSG thermostat malfunction made me not want to drive much the GTI unless I really have to.

But this weekend if all go as planned I should have all the gadgets fitted by my expert friend in retrofits. :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 24, 2015, 05:38:50 PM
Friday fitted the RNS-510 version P and the cherry red hazard switch. Yesterday went to a friend's house to get all the gadgets fitted. It went well. :pomppomp:

Got rid of the 3M carbon fiber wrap on my center grill and fitted the "Edition 30" tag bellow the "GTI" tag. :smiley:
Don't mind the bugs's massacre on the car's front end...
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_22.jpg)

Mk6 Golf Climatronic fitted. This version doesn't have auto air recirculation, so I don't get AQS missing error. :smiley:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_23.jpg)

OPS front and rear sensors. :smiley:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_24.jpg)

Mk6 Golf rear view camera. :smiley:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_25.jpg)

Door warning lights with new version of the 3D LED. :smiley:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_26.jpg)

Also got other mods done that I don't have pictures: rear footwell lights, updated the Bluetooth module wiring (now voice command works and the sound from Bluetooth Audio streaming is stereo), fitted brushed metal tipped fuel door switch and fitted a new airbag ring (old one was looking too worn).

It's all for now. Stay tuned! Next mods on the list are engine and handling related. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dazza on May 24, 2015, 05:48:33 PM
20 mods down :congrats: 100+ to go  :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 24, 2015, 06:12:15 PM
20 mods down :congrats: 100+ to go  :popcornsoda:
I still have a big pile of parts at home waiting to get fitted... :laugh:

I was able to get 39 mpg before entering the highway on today's return trip (final mpg was 30 after a more spirited driving). Engine temp hardly went up more than 77ºC, though. :sad1:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 24, 2015, 06:16:23 PM
Thinking again about it, maybe I shouldn't have driven so fast, since the engine was too cold. :ashamed:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dazza on May 24, 2015, 06:26:03 PM
Thinking again about it, maybe I shouldn't have driven so fast, since the engine was too cold. :ashamed:
Don't worry about about it m8 just changed my main stat as coolant temp would not go above 75º.

The oil temp with the broken stat was 83º its now sitting at 94º.

Just get it done as soon as you can.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 24, 2015, 06:34:58 PM
Thinking again about it, maybe I shouldn't have driven so fast, since the engine was too cold. :ashamed:
Don't worry about about it m8 just changed my main stat as coolant temp would not go above 75º.

The oil temp with the broken stat was 83º its now sitting at 94º.

Just get it done as soon as you can.
Today I totally forgot that I shouldn't drive too fast with the engine not at the correct temperature. The engine runs happier and more willing at 100 mph than at 75... :ashamed:

Still waiting for those parts from VW. :\
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dazza on May 24, 2015, 07:06:17 PM
I have a spare inline stat if u have not ordered one.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 24, 2015, 07:12:35 PM
I have a spare inline stat if u have not ordered one.
Thanks mate, ordered the only one my engine has (MY2008). Older engines have two, for what I read. I won't need to drive much until I have all the parts required to do the engine mods and sort that stat issue. My wife still doesn't need the GT Sport for her daily commute. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on May 24, 2015, 10:28:34 PM
Thinking again about it, maybe I shouldn't have driven so fast, since the engine was too cold. :ashamed:

I wouldnt worry about doing that just the once, oil temperature is more important than coolant anyways you wont have done damage these engines are far more sturdy than that. Loving all the interior upgrades, I've always wanted to do the RNS-510 and MK6 rear camera but always blow my money on performance and styling bits before I get to the interior.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 24, 2015, 11:14:37 PM
Thinking again about it, maybe I shouldn't have driven so fast, since the engine was too cold. :ashamed:

I wouldnt worry about doing that just the once, oil temperature is more important than coolant anyways you wont have done damage these engines are far more sturdy than that. Loving all the interior upgrades, I've always wanted to do the RNS-510 and MK6 rear camera but always blow my money on performance and styling bits before I get to the interior.
Yeah, I bought it just because of it's famed sturdiness. :smiley:

I was too used to have all these gadgets on my GT Sport that I had to get them fitted in this car as well. It's so much easier to maneuver in small spaces with them. :laugh:

Lets see if in the coming weeks I receive the rest of the engine parts that I'm waiting for. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 27, 2015, 05:11:06 PM
Today was the day I finally paid for the BCS Powervalve TBE Prestige system with 200 cell cat and wrapped DP! :pomppomp:

I should have done it 2 months ago if I could (I'm not sure I had that option TBH). The exchange rate has risen so much that it costed 200 €/£142 more now than what I expected to pay when I entered the Group Buy. :sad1:

Oh well... I just hope it arrives soon. :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: fuzzy232 on May 27, 2015, 09:39:23 PM
your thread makes me want to make changes to my ed30 but i must resist :innocent: :innocent: :innocent: also was that a forge catch can kit in the previous pages ? 
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on May 28, 2015, 02:42:53 AM
your thread makes me want to make changes to my ed30 but i must resist :innocent: :innocent: :innocent: also was that a forge catch can kit in the previous pages ?
Yeah, it's a Forge catch can kit to prevent deposits on the intake valves. A friend has one on his GTI APR Stage 3, so I had to get one as well. :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on June 04, 2015, 02:47:01 PM
Finally could collect today almost all the parts I was waiting for. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Material.jpg)

The BCS exhaust system also arrived today. Now I'll try to schedule as soon as possible to get it fitted. The rest will get fitted later. I'm storing my OEM exhaust in my parents garage that live in a different city. :laugh:

Waiting for the calipers... :sad1:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on June 20, 2015, 05:32:07 PM
BCS Powervalve TBE Prestige system with 200 cell cat and wrapped DP fitted:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/BCS_1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/BCS_2.jpg)

Love the looks and love the sound it makes! Completely satisfied! :grin:

Quiet while pottering around and great noise while pushing the engine. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on June 20, 2015, 08:41:28 PM
No more quiet street!
It looks great!  :jumping: Maybe you can make a small video with sound.
BCS is a quality product, full 3" i think.


Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on June 20, 2015, 09:21:06 PM
So that's 1 of 200 bits fitted then?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: rdfcpete on June 20, 2015, 10:04:50 PM
Candy white in 3 doors with Xenons is such a winning combination @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590) , they rarely rarely come up on the second hand market in the UK and you look like you're treasuring yours with OEM+ touches which is great.

Not necessarily that you'll still own it, but in about 15 years you'll probably get someone give you ridiculous money for it from Britain somewhere when they're in the early days of becoming a classic  :grin: :laugh: :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on June 20, 2015, 11:52:13 PM
No more quiet street!
It looks great!  :jumping: Maybe you can make a small video with sound.
BCS is a quality product, full 3" i think.
(http://www.powervalve.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/650x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/g/o/golf_gti_powervalve_prestige_b.jpg)
It's the Powervalve Prestige System, so it's quieter than the Powervalve Sport System. The idling noise is better than OEM but off boost is very civilized. :grin: Yeah, it's 3" all the way. :happy2:

I don't have a GoPro but the sound is the same as this example: :evilgrin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ZcLX3Wrw0

Very happy about it, although it wasn't cheap. Just think how the Euro has lost it's value in the last couple of months... I had to pay an extra 200 € because of the decreased value compared to the time I entered the Group Buy plus the exchange taxes. :scared:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on June 21, 2015, 12:12:21 AM
So that's 1 of 200 bits fitted then?  :laugh:
I hope my list is starting to decrease, finally. :laugh:

I still have another new bit to share that I finished fitting today. :innocent:

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on June 21, 2015, 01:05:12 AM
Candy white in 3 doors with Xenons is such a winning combination @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590) , they rarely rarely come up on the second hand market in the UK and you look like you're treasuring yours with OEM+ touches which is great.

Not necessarily that you'll still own it, but in about 15 years you'll probably get someone give you ridiculous money for it from Britain somewhere when they're in the early days of becoming a classic  :grin: :laugh: :wink:
Well, mine might be the only Candy White in Portugal. I know there's a 5 doors Tornado Red with manual gearbox near my location but I've never seen it, just photos from a common acquaintance that shared them on Facebook.

There's another 3 doors Silver Reflex with manual gearbox in the North of the country. Those I are the only I know of.

I'm glad it showed up for sale when it did or I'd have to get one in Germany. My alternative was also a Candy White, 5 doors, from 2007, with 50.000 miles and already stage 2 tuned. With import taxes it would have been more expensive.

I plan on keeping this Eddie for a long time, not sure if until it's last days, but it's just like the GT Sport. I can't fault them for what they can do. When I need more boot space I borrow my dad's Passat Variant. :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on June 21, 2015, 01:12:40 AM
To finish the update for now, I had to return the RNS-510 P because it had a problem in the rear Quad-Lock connector. Got the refund and PayPal also refunded almost all the return shipping cost, using their return insurance. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/RNS-510_R.jpg)

Coded it, activated the secret menu and VIM, and got it configured just the way I like it. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on June 23, 2015, 06:21:47 PM
Delivered the Eddie today to get all the remaining bits at my mechanic (200 miles away).

Not easy to fit all the boxes with all the parts in the boot and back of the car (and front passenger floor space)... :laugh:

Still waiting for the brake calipers, UPS says they arrive tomorrow, and for a Vibra-Technics Bottom engine mount/Subframe mount (VAG520M) that I've just bought from the For Sale section. :smiley:

Can't wait to get the Eddie back and get it remapped. :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on June 23, 2015, 06:24:38 PM
By the way, can I have 3 different maps and switch between them by using pedals or wheel switches? :confused:

I'd like to have one like stock, one for fuel saving and one for maximum power. :evilgrin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 23, 2015, 10:45:52 AM
Just as an update, my mechanic is working on the car at the moment during his off hours. Yesterday I received the rear caliper carrier that was stuck in Speyer, Germany, due to the 4 weeks DHL strike. So today I can finally ship to him the remaining bits required for the Brembo 18Z and R32 rear brake setup.

On one of the first updates I received he told me that the radiator fan was catching the AC compressor loom and the wires were unprotected. That could have gone really bad if not repaired in time! :surprised:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on July 23, 2015, 11:23:23 AM
Pfff...good thing you've seen that on time!  :happy2:

I was wondering why there's no update about the brakes yesterday, now I know why.  :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 23, 2015, 11:45:07 AM
I was unaware of the DHL strike, only knew about it after asking the seller why it was taking so long to arrive. :sad1:

My mechanic wanted to fit the new brakes after finishing renewing the suspension but due to this delay he'll probably move to the engine mods.

Before doing anything to the engine he's checking the current output on a dyno to know how it's like as standard. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on July 23, 2015, 12:13:51 PM
That's the proper way to do it!  :happy2:
I really regret that I did't do a dyno on every stage.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: afzalmj on July 23, 2015, 08:12:50 PM
Your car looks lovely. I was between a Candy White and Tornado Red, and if it wasn't for the distance, I would've gone for the Candy White!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 24, 2015, 10:14:12 AM
Your car looks lovely. I was between a Candy White and Tornado Red, and if it wasn't for the distance, I would've gone for the Candy White!
Tornado Red is also a great colour. :happy2:

My favourite are United Grey, Silver Reflex, Candy White and Tornado Red. Candy White is a very rare colour in my country for Golfs and nowadays and in addition it's a very trendy. :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 27, 2015, 01:42:59 PM
Updated and specified better the list of material (mostly the brake setup) on the 1st post that is getting fitted at the moment. Added:
-Vibra-Technics dogbone mount (VAG455B)
-HEL braided brake lines for rear calipers

Vibra-Technics mounts are fitted. Suspension is almost done. Just misses 2 bushes that I mistakenly ordered from the R20 but don't fit.

Still waiting for the rear brake lines to be delivered at my mechanic's shop. I hope they're delivered today... The calipers were painted red with Foliatec spray paint this weekend. Yesterday night they were still wet.

Ordered the current rear dust shields from the R32 (5N0615612E and 5N0615611E) but my mechanic told me they wouldn't fit. He told me he preferred to modify my OEM ones to look like the R32 with a hydraulic metal press.

Still curious to know if my wheels will need spacers or not with these calipers... :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: chrisr763 on July 27, 2015, 02:58:20 PM
Man this is a good build  :happy2: I like how updated it is and the hundreds of parts you have being fitted  :wink:

Keep it up, and keep us updated. It will be a beast when it comes back!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 27, 2015, 03:23:21 PM
Man this is a good build  :happy2: I like how updated it is and the hundreds of parts you have being fitted  :wink:

Keep it up, and keep us updated. It will be a beast when it comes back!
Thanks for your comment. I'm trying to get it done almost all at once so I can really enjoy the car fully as soon as possible. :drinking:

I hope still this week I can share what power output it does from stock after 6 years of life. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on July 27, 2015, 03:40:51 PM
Nice progress, I have the Vibratechnics insert for 4 years now. The car feels much more composed.
It a very good upgrade with almost unnoticeable extra vibrations in the cabin.

Don't worry about the wheels, they will fit nicely without spacers on ET45 wheels.  :happy2:
I just met with a friend who has this setup:

(https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11800525_874899249213293_247796826644939448_n.jpg?oh=dc5de5c590b9f5649683da71031cd61a&oe=560F840C)

I've also kept the Cupra/Gti rear dust shields, my mechanic had to bend them slightly towards the shoks.

Keep it coming!  :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 27, 2015, 04:50:34 PM
@teo_parvu (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11916) The main reason for me to choose these calipers instead of the TTRS's was not needing wheel spacers with them. The cost is similar for just the calipers, but the TTRS calipers use better adaptors (radial that are more expensive). :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 30, 2015, 12:43:23 PM
My mechanic sent me the some pictures of the work done so far. He's 200 miles away so it's not easy to go there just to check how things are going. :smiley:

H&R sway bar vs OEM:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_01.jpg)

Powerflex rear bush of the front suspension control arm to be replaced by the SALK:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_02.jpg)

Vibra-Technics engine mount bush (2nd hand from @DanGB (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=228)) to replace the Powerflex one I got when I bought the BCS exhaust:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_03.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_04.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_05.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_06.jpg)

Vibra-Technics dogbone bush vs OEM:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_07.jpg)

Koni Sport dampers:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_08.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_09.jpg)

H&R Sport springs with the TT/RS3 top mounts and other small bits:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_10.jpg)

Koni Sport and H&R spring vs OEM damper and Eibach Sportline:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_11.jpg)

Rear suspension control arm bush replacement:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_12.jpg)

Old vs New:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_13.jpg)
Looked in pretty good shape still.

A few pictures of the BCS Powervalve TBE Prestige system with 200 cell cat and wrapped DP:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_14.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_15.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_16.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_17.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_18.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_19.jpg)

Brembo 18Z calipers to be repainted red and fitted Brembo lettering:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_20.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_21.jpg)

Rear R32 brake setup and Ferodo DS2500 pads:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_22.jpg)

Painted calipers and carriers:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_23.jpg)

OEM rear brakes vs R32 brakes:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_24.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_25.jpg)

OEM rear spash plate vs R32:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_26.jpg)
The R32 plates aren't compatible with the GTI's hubs. Fortunately I can return them still.

Engine bay before:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_27.jpg)

Engine bay after with R8 red ignition coils:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_29.jpg)

Old OEM spark plugs vs NGK Iridium BKR7EIX spark plugs:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_28.jpg)

ITG Profilter panel filter fitted:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_30.jpg)

I hope you liked the update. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on July 30, 2015, 01:35:31 PM
Big like!  :happy2:

It's turning into a real...BOMB!  :jumping:
Keep in mind that you'll have to properly bed in the brakes.
After that I'd like a review.  :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 30, 2015, 01:43:12 PM
Big like!  :happy2:

It's turning into a real...BOMB!  :jumping:
Keep in mind that you'll have to properly bed in the brakes.
After that I'd like a review.  :wink:
Yeah, the new brakes will need a proper bedding. Not sure if my mechanic will do it or not before handing the car back. I asked him to setup the suspension as he pleased, since he knows better how to do it. He'll have to drive it enough to really get the best setup. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on July 30, 2015, 01:57:30 PM
I've read some bed-in procedures, it seems that there are quite a few, it depends on the vendor and application:

http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/bed-in-theory-definitions-and-procedures/stock-brake-system-bed-in
http://www.apracing.com/Info.aspx?InfoID=73&ProductID=30

I've combined the ideas and then I've taken a 300 km trip at night, on the motorway, doing stops and gradually increasing the braking force.  :grin:

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 30, 2015, 02:14:30 PM
I've read some bed-in procedures, it seems that there are quite a few, it depends on the vendor and application:

http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/bed-in-theory-definitions-and-procedures/stock-brake-system-bed-in
http://www.apracing.com/Info.aspx?InfoID=73&ProductID=30

I've combined the ideas and then I've taken a 300 km trip at night, on the motorway, doing stops and gradually increasing the braking force.  :grin:
Thanks for the links. :happy2: I'll check if he does the bedding or not. I do have the impression he's going to do it, because for what I know he'll also want to know what's the real power of the new brakes. :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dazza on July 30, 2015, 06:37:29 PM
Nice! you've been waiting long enough to get that lot installed.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on July 30, 2015, 06:52:46 PM
Nice! you've been waiting long enough to get that lot installed.
Indeed, but my waiting period to get all done will be long too. My mechanic is going on "forced" holidays this year or his girlfriend will "pack his bags" for good. :laugh:

Another 2 weeks of waiting but as long as everything gets done properly I don't mind. He likes to do everything by the book and hates to work in a rush. And he only takes one car at a time, hence the waiting list. :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 03, 2015, 11:57:30 AM
So just a few more pics. I'm still waiting to receive pics with the front brakes fitted. :smiley:

6,6 bar fuel filter fitted (1K0201051K):
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_31.jpg)

I went for the smaller sway bars (26/22 mm) as this will be my daily drive and I've read better reviews for these.

H&R rear sway bar 22 mm:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_32.jpg)



R32 rear brakes with HEL braided brake lines:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_33.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_34.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_35.jpg)

Final result:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_36.jpg)

I hope I have more to share soon. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on August 03, 2015, 01:12:57 PM
It looks very good, but I personally think the best pair of sways is 26/24 mm.
Please remember to do a proper bed in for the brakes. This has happened to me before, and they told me it was my fault because I didn't follow the bed in procedure exactly:

(http://daz.co/media/Parts/coocked_brakes/IMG_1779_zpsflosbasz.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Parts/coocked_brakes/IMG_1780_zpslewlu1gk.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 03, 2015, 01:23:18 PM
It looks very good, but I personally think the best pair of sways is 26/24 mm.
Please remember to do a proper bed in for the brakes. This has happened to me before, and they told me it was my fault because I didn't follow the bed in procedure exactly:
Thanks. The pair you mentioned isn't sold as a kit. Can you get the sway bars separately? It's either 28/24 mm or 26/22 mm. :confused:

I won't forget to get the brakes properly bedded in. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on August 03, 2015, 02:54:26 PM
You're right, they're not sold as pair, but you cam get them separately. ;)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 03, 2015, 03:21:54 PM
I'll keep an eye out for the 24 mm RARB in the 2nd hand market. I haven't found any at the moment in ebay, just the front 26 mm ARB.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on August 03, 2015, 05:06:05 PM
Glad to see you're finally getting all this on mate, look forward to seeing the progress.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 03, 2015, 05:31:08 PM
Thanks mate! I hope I can share more updates this week still. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 03, 2015, 11:20:09 PM
Got the pictures from the front BBK fitting process! :pomppomp:

OEM brakes:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_37.jpg)

OEM discs (312 mm) vs MB GL450 discs (350 mm):
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_38.jpg)

Brembo 18Z calipers with EBC Redstuff pads for Brembo 17Z:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_39.jpg)

Brembo calipers fitted with centering rings for the discs and bolt spacers for the calipers:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_41.jpg)

1,4 mm of space between caliper and wheel:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_42.jpg)

How they look fitted:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_43.jpg)

New front and rear brake setup fitted:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_44.jpg)

OEM vs Brembo 18Z:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_45.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_46.jpg)

My mechanic then went to do a full wheel alignment. He said the ride quality is better with the new dampers and springs. He still hasn't had time to bed in the brakes properly. At the moment the acceleration suffered from the weight of the new brake discs, as expected.

Other updates, I got an exhaust manifold heat shield from Creations Motorsport and it was cutting the cable of the lambda lead. It'll need an adjustment to correct it.

Not sure if tomorrow he'll have time to test the output in a dyno, but only after that he's going to start fitting the rest of the engine parts. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: RC84 on August 04, 2015, 01:15:53 PM
Caliper porn :congrats: Looks awesome!!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 04, 2015, 02:01:51 PM
Caliper porn :congrats: Looks awesome!!
Yeah! I can't stop looking at the pictures. :drool:

Just had a short talk with my mechanic, he told me the brake pedal feel is much improved and he also confirmed that he's going to bed in the brakes before doing the dyno run today. :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: rich83 on August 04, 2015, 02:44:40 PM
What were you indicating the disc for?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 04, 2015, 02:52:24 PM
What were you indicating the disc for?
Sorry Rich, I'm not sure if I understood your question. :confused: These are my mechanic's pictures, I know nothing about mechanics. :ashamed:

My mechanic told me he measured all, even the hub, to make sure that everything was ok and that the caliper was well centered with the disc. He's very OCD and that's one of the reasons I prefer to wait to have my cars work done by him. :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: bonelorry on August 04, 2015, 03:13:53 PM
BIG BRAKES!  :congrats:

I like  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on August 04, 2015, 04:34:38 PM
Looks awesome mate!  :congrats:
With so many amazing upgrades I wonder how can you sleep at all.  :jumping:
Can't wait for a review on the brakes.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 04, 2015, 05:19:15 PM
BIG BRAKES!  :congrats:

I like  :smiley:
Thanks mate!  :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 04, 2015, 05:21:49 PM
Looks awesome mate!  :congrats:
With so many amazing upgrades I wonder how can you sleep at all.  :jumping:
Can't wait for a review on the brakes.
Thanks for your help! You made the final push to convince me to get the R32 rear brake setup now and helped sorting all the parts needed. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on August 04, 2015, 05:34:30 PM
Glad to be of help to you, especially when the final product looks so good! :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 06, 2015, 01:46:49 PM
My mechanic sent me the graphic of the RR done today. He couldn't schedule it before like he planned to.

So here's the current output with:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Banco20de20potecircncia2001.jpg)

He's going on holidays now so I'll have to wait a couple more weeks to have more updates. So far I'm very happy with the developments. :smiley:
Title: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on August 06, 2015, 05:49:36 PM
That's a good output for the stock map. Again, I like that you're doing it the right way,  dyno before and after. ;)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on August 06, 2015, 07:59:35 PM
That's a good output for the stock map. Again, I like that you're doing it the right way,  dyno before and after. ;)
I like the lines of the stock map. The dyno shop was very hot today. My mechanic told me he saw intake temperatures of 70ºC but he managed to lower them to 40ºC with water.

I was going to ask him to do a dyno before making the upgrades but he already had that planned. I have my car in good hands. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 05, 2015, 11:10:47 AM
Small update of the work in progress. :smiley:

Front end off to fit the new engine upgrades:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_47.jpg)

Currently fitting:
Intake manifold off:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_48.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_49.jpg)

Quite a lot of carbon build for just 35.400 miles. :confused:
Maybe due to the engine running cold due to the malfunctioning DSG thermostat? :confused:

Well, it was all cleaned and the RFD kit installed.

My mechanic while updating me the developments questioned the advantage of removing the manifold flow dividers, since their purpose is to channel the air and reduce air turbulence. After considering that I'm not going to max out my K04, we've come to the agreement of leaving them fitted. The RFD kit will prevent future problems with breaking runner flaps and that's enough for me at the moment.

While fitting the Darkside Developments IC hoses a problem occurred. The coupler for the turbo outlet pipe didn't fit. The OEM coupler fit perfectly both OEM and CTS Turbo outlet pipe but the DsD's coupler clip was too wide:

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_50.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_51.jpg)

Searched online and found that others from the Seat Leon Cupra forum had the same problem before too. Eventually they found that Creations Motorsport sold one just perfect for the job: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171266960379 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171266960379). It's the Type “E”: 64mm clip side outside diameter (o.d) male coupling, suitable for a 63mm internal diameter (i.d) hose.

Big thanks for those guys for sharing the solution. The coupler arrived yesterday and was a perfect fit as expected. :pomppomp:

Talked with DsD complaining about the fitting issue and they've agreed to make a refund after I return the defective coupler. Not sure how much they will refund me, but I've asked for the 30 £ I had to pay for the Creations Motorsport coupler.

Also, my mechanic detected a rattle coming from the alternator, so it'll get sorted. It had to come off anyway to install one of the thermostat, I think. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dazza on September 05, 2015, 10:36:26 PM
Nice update. Has your car been with the mechanic  most of the summer?  :sad1:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 05, 2015, 10:49:36 PM
Nice update. Has your car been with the mechanic  most of the summer?  :sad1:
Yeap. I only drove around 1000 km since I bought it. :sad1:

It's all for the higher purpose of having it in top shape before I get it tuned. I wasn't expecting that it would take so much time but I prefer to have all done properly, than done in a rush or by someone not as careful as this mechanic is.

He can only work on it in his off hours and he was 2 weeks on holidays as well. It shouldn't take much more time, I think. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Mitch H on September 07, 2015, 06:40:53 PM
Don't know how I havnt come across your build thread before but I'll definately be following it. Lots of great mods done right. The brakes look massive! Make the standard 312mm look tiny
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 07, 2015, 11:37:31 PM
Don't know how I havnt come across your build thread before but I'll definately be following it. Lots of great mods done right. The brakes look massive! Make the standard 312mm look tiny
Thanks mate!  :drinking:

The brakes are really massive. Holding a caliper in my hands was awesome, such a big thing. :drool:
I have a friend who has them in his mk5 GTI APR Stage 3 with around 400 HP and he praises them and my mechanic liked them as well, not counting the easily available online feedback. I can't wait to have a go at them. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on September 09, 2015, 08:22:02 AM
Very nice updates!  :happy2:

Proper mods, nice look! Step by step this is becoming a supercar!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 09, 2015, 10:14:54 AM
Very nice updates!  :happy2:

Proper mods, nice look! Step by step this is becoming a supercar!
Thanks bud! Finally it's now in the more juicy stage of the upgrades, getting that engine as healthy as possible. :drinking:

Just curious to know how good it will be to drive without a limited-slip differential... I was told that my right foot will get used to it. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 13, 2015, 08:32:25 PM
Decided to update the list of mods and what still needs to be done/finished. It's getting short now. :grin:

Modifications Done:
Currently fitting/doing:Ordered:Still not ordered:
My mechanic is waiting for parts to finish repairing the alternator and waiting for injector seal kits to finish that arduous job of cleaning the intake. Lets see when he can finish all. :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 18, 2015, 02:02:01 PM
Here's another weekly update. :smiley:

My mechanic is still waiting for the last injector seal kit to finish fitting the intake manifold. He told me if he receives it next Monday he'll be able to deliver the car next week. Well, I can wait another week if needed, although it has been a long time since I drove it. :sad1:

Pictures to make this topic more interesting. :smiley:

Darkside Developments S3 uprated IC with alloy end tanks, silicone boost hoses and CTS Turbo pipes vs OEM IC and pipes:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_52.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_53.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_54.jpg)

CTS Turbo RFD kit fitted to the intake manifold:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_55.jpg)

That's it for now. :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 29, 2015, 01:10:51 AM
More pictures of the work done. :smiley:

Stem valves and injectors cleaned:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_56.jpg)

Alternator fixed:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_57.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_58.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_59.jpg)

My mechanic told me that these alternators are much worse quality than the mk4 diesel Golfs (specifically the PD150). Not sure how often people have problems with their alternators... :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: menios80 on September 29, 2015, 06:35:34 AM
Very nice updates!  :happy2:

Proper mods, nice look! Step by step this is becoming a supercar!
Thanks bud! Finally it's now in the more juicy stage of the upgrades, getting that engine as healthy as possible. :drinking:

Just curious to know how good it will be to drive without a limited-slip differential... I was told that my right foot will get used to it. :smiley:
Nice built...Now go for Awd swap ... I have an Mfacrory Dsg Lsd laying in my garage since i went awd and never install it..i would love i have done to see how it would be..For carbon built up i think methanol kit would help to keep it cleaner..

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Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 29, 2015, 02:35:43 PM
Nice built...Now go for Awd swap ... I have an Mfacrory Dsg Lsd laying in my garage since i went awd and never install it..i would love i have done to see how it would be..For carbon built up i think methanol kit would help to keep it cleaner..

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Thanks for your suggestion. For the time being I just want to have the car back from the shop, then map it to Stage 2+, drive it and only after that see if I need to upgrade anything else. If I see that I'll need the LSD, I'll contact you to see if you still have it and for what price you'll sell it. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: menios80 on September 29, 2015, 03:19:37 PM
Nice built...Now go for Awd swap ... I have an Mfacrory Dsg Lsd laying in my garage since i went awd and never install it..i would love i have done to see how it would be..For carbon built up i think methanol kit would help to keep it cleaner..

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Thanks for your suggestion. For the time being I just want to have the car back from the shop, then map it to Stage 2+, drive it and only after that see if I need to upgrade anything else. If I see that I'll need the LSD, I'll contact you to see if you still have it and for what price you'll sell it. :happy2:
No problem with that!!Since you are also Dsg go check my external oil cooler.

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Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 29, 2015, 03:38:11 PM
No problem with that!!Since you are also Dsg go check my external oil cooler.

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About the carbon built up in the inlet, I think it's due to the engine running cold due to the malfunctioning DSG thermostat and the previous owner not driving the car fast enough often. I hope that with the PCV delete and Forge oil catch can I can decrease that problem. I know that a water/methanol kit would be the best option but I've spent a lot in a short time (car + upgrades), I have to pace the costs as well.

I've seen your external DSG oil cooler and I liked it a lot. I'll talk about it with my mechanic to see what he has to say. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: menios80 on September 29, 2015, 03:45:27 PM
No problem with that!!Since you are also Dsg go check my external oil cooler.

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About the carbon built up in the inlet, I think it's due to the engine running cold due to the malfunctioning DSG thermostat and the previous owner not driving the car fast enough often. I hope that with the PCV delete and Forge oil catch can I can decrease that problem. I know that a water/methanol kit would be the best option but I've spent a lot in a short time (car + upgrades), I have to pace the costs as well.

I've seen your external DSG oil cooler and I liked it a lot. I'll talk about it with my mechanic to see what he has to say. :happy2:
The only problem maybe that in winter time it may not even reach operation temperature.i will log it and see.if this occur i will install this
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/29/4e7575eee0b1600a237e3ee63916964b.jpg)


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Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on September 30, 2015, 04:28:40 PM
The only problem maybe that in winter time it may not even reach operation temperature.i will log it and see.if this occur i will install this
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/29/4e7575eee0b1600a237e3ee63916964b.jpg)

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Yeah, it's safer to have that fitted as well when it's cold, or the DSG will take longer to heat up to normal temperature. Apart from the cost I don't see any disadvantage. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 10, 2015, 03:38:52 AM
In this week update I have a lot of developments to share considering the previous. :grin:

I forgot to mention that last week the cambelt kit and the water pump were replaced for the first time.
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_60.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_61.jpg)

Injectors cleaned and fitted:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_62.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_63.jpg)

Loba HPFP and standard HPFP:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_64.jpg)

HPFP cam follower: new vs old. I can't see a difference...  :smiley:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_65.jpg)

CTS Turbo turbo outlet pipe fitted:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_66.jpg)

CTS Turbo throttle pipe and Forge Motorsport oil catch tank system for vehicles with charcoal filter fitted:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_67.jpg)

Darkside Developments S3 uprated IC with alloy end tanks and silicone boost hoses fitted:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_68.jpg)

My mechanic had to replace Forge's pipes because they were too hard and forced the diverter valve hard pipe too much. Today he got a black silicone pipe and test fitted it with success. He also sorted the heat shield rubbing issue increasing the angle of the rear part a bit up:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_69.jpg)

Has you can see there isn't much room available for so many pipes in that engine bay area. During this fitting he found a cracked pipe going out of the EVAP canister. The small one in the picture. It still hadn't give any error so we weren't aware of this problem:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_70.jpg)

Today after a bit of online search he found a good and lasting solution. Now he just needs to get the required parts to reinforce that pipe so it doesn't crack again.

The airbox was wrapped in heat protective foil from Tesa. If I ever get another air intake I think I'll cover it with golden tape or something like it, better than this heat protective tape.
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_71.jpg)

I hope I can go get my Ed. 30 next week. It'd be my birthday gift. :jumpmove:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dazza on October 10, 2015, 09:36:05 AM
I hope I can go get my Ed. 30 next week. It'd be my birthday gift. :jumpmove:

About time  :pomppomp:  :pomppomp:  :pomppomp:  :pomppomp:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 10, 2015, 03:02:55 PM
I hope I can go get my Ed. 30 next week. It'd be my birthday gift. :jumpmove:

About time  :pomppomp:  :pomppomp:  :pomppomp:  :pomppomp:
Thanks @dazza (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10457)! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: scopes on October 10, 2015, 09:30:42 PM
Another great update matey, your car is coming along nicely...

That would be a great birthday gift  :driver: :jumpmove: :jumpmove: :jumpmove:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on October 10, 2015, 11:18:02 PM
Good to see this project is picking up speed mate, bet you can't wait to get it back when its all done.  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 11, 2015, 01:20:57 AM
Another great update matey, your car is coming along nicely...

That would be a great birthday gift  :driver: :jumpmove: :jumpmove: :jumpmove:
Yeah, I liked a lot receiving these pictures of the work done! :grin:  It's just that hose that needs fixing now. :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 11, 2015, 01:28:41 AM
Good to see this project is picking up speed mate, bet you can't wait to get it back when its all done.  :happy2:
Thanks mate! After all this time I'm really looking forward to get it back and then get it tuned. :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 11, 2015, 01:39:09 AM
One of the options on the table is just getting a silicon hose to replace the cracked hose.

Let's see what my mechanic decides to do. The space available isn't much and the oil catch can hoses rub with the carbon canister hose, which my mechanic doesn't like. :confused:

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Oficina_Mario/Upgrade_72.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 11, 2015, 02:03:45 PM
Talking with my mechanic today, he's going to cut the tip of the plastic connector and connect a silicon hose (cut to fit) to replace the OEM hose. That should be enough for the hose to curve down and not be pressed by the oil catch can hoses.

Then he'll be doing road tests and if all goes well, I'll just have to wait another week. :pomppomp:

Brakes and suspension were already tested before starting working in the engine. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: nickygti5 on October 11, 2015, 02:58:09 PM
What a car bud. Keep us posted.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 11, 2015, 11:19:22 PM
What a car bud. Keep us posted.
Thanks for the comment. :smiley:

I hope I have good news this week so I can go get my car back next week. :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: chrisr763 on October 11, 2015, 11:32:41 PM
With the catch can... Has the washer bottle been re-located? Is this the same on a mk6?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 12, 2015, 01:29:37 AM
With the catch can... Has the washer bottle been re-located? Is this the same on a mk6?
The Forge kit has a new filler for the washer bottle that sits beside the catch can.

(http://www.forgemotorsport.com/userfiles/images/sys/products/Oil-catch-tank-system-for-2.0-litre-FSi-vehicles-with-a-charcoal-filter-installed.jpg)

That silicon hose connects the washer bottle to the fiiler. :smiley:

I've found these kits:
Forge: http://www.heltuning.com/volkswagen-golf-mk6-08-2.0-gti-oil-catch-tank-system-by-forge-motorsport.html (http://www.heltuning.com/volkswagen-golf-mk6-08-2.0-gti-oil-catch-tank-system-by-forge-motorsport.html)
CTS Turbo: http://www.ctsturbo.com/cart/products/CTS_Turbo_MK6_TSI_Catch_Can_Kit-4466-0.html (http://www.ctsturbo.com/cart/products/CTS_Turbo_MK6_TSI_Catch_Can_Kit-4466-0.html)

EDIT:
I remembered that you might be the owner of the Ed. 35. Well, you have a mk6 with the same engine of the Ed. 30, a BYD, so you better not mention that you have a mk6 GTI when it relates to engine parts. It can confuse other people. Yours uses the same parts as mine. If you have a charcoal canister, the kit for your car is like the one I bought. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: chrisr763 on October 12, 2015, 09:21:28 AM

With the catch can... Has the washer bottle been re-located? Is this the same on a mk6?
The Forge kit has a new filler for the washer bottle that sits beside the catch can.

(http://www.forgemotorsport.com/userfiles/images/sys/products/Oil-catch-tank-system-for-2.0-litre-FSi-vehicles-with-a-charcoal-filter-installed.jpg)

That silicon hose connects the washer bottle to the fiiler. :smiley:

I've found these kits:
Forge: http://www.heltuning.com/volkswagen-golf-mk6-08-2.0-gti-oil-catch-tank-system-by-forge-motorsport.html (http://www.heltuning.com/volkswagen-golf-mk6-08-2.0-gti-oil-catch-tank-system-by-forge-motorsport.html)
CTS Turbo: http://www.ctsturbo.com/cart/products/CTS_Turbo_MK6_TSI_Catch_Can_Kit-4466-0.html (http://www.ctsturbo.com/cart/products/CTS_Turbo_MK6_TSI_Catch_Can_Kit-4466-0.html)

EDIT:
I remembered that you might be the owner of the Ed. 35. Well, you have a mk6 with the same engine of the Ed. 30, a BYD, so you better not mention that you have a mk6 GTI when it relates to engine parts. It can confuse other people. Yours uses the same parts as mine. If you have a charcoal canister, the kit for your car is like the one I bought. :wink:

Cheers mate! Wasn't expecting you to go off and find me one :)

Yeah mines the ED35, I was just thinking about placement in the engine bay - which is the same across GTI and ED35.

Not sure if I should even bother with it being a weekend toy, with little to no track use.  :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 12, 2015, 02:39:58 PM
Cheers mate! Wasn't expecting you to go off and find me one :)

Yeah mines the ED35, I was just thinking about placement in the engine bay - which is the same across GTI and ED35.

Not sure if I should even bother with it being a weekend toy, with little to no track use.  :confused:
I'd get the R-tech PCV delete kit since you won't be using the car much. It will still get the inlet full of carbon with time if you don't do a PCV delete. :wink:

I also think that Forge's kit while not being as good as R-tech's, will pass my country's MOT without problems, while R-Tech's and its draining tubes wouldn't.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: S800BRN on October 13, 2015, 08:49:29 AM
Lovely car! Love CW.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 13, 2015, 10:20:37 AM
Lovely car! Love CW.
Thanks mate! :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on October 15, 2015, 02:16:46 PM
Finally the end of this project is in sight.

It is a monster, driving it should be a superb experience!

Big LIKE!  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 15, 2015, 06:39:06 PM
Finally the end of this project is in sight.

It is a monster, driving it should be a superb experience!

Big LIKE!  :happy2:
Thanks buddy!  :drinking:

My mechanic wasn't able to source thin enough silicon hoses to replace the cracked hose of the EVAP canister. I ordered two sizes (7 mm and 9 mm of inlet diameter) but they will only arrive at best next week. Not so sure when I'll have the car ready now. At least he'll have time to test drive it well enough, I guess...
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Hevoshullu on October 29, 2015, 12:46:41 PM
This is some proper piece of kit! Big brake kit with the Ultraleggeras look totally badass!

I am running the same H&R springs as you and I also used to previously have the Sportlines on. I switched to the H&R because I wasn't happy with the rear being slightly higher than the front on the Sportlines. Now that I have been running the H&R's for some 2000 miles, they also sit a bit higher at the back. The H&R's also sit slightly higher than the Sportlines at the front, I believe the difference is about 5-10mm on my car.

Just out of curiosity, have you noticed that the H&R would sit higher and could you possibly measure the distance between the center of the wheel and the top of wheel arch? :) Mine used to be 330-335mm front and back with the Sportlines and now it is 5-10mm more with the H&R's.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on October 29, 2015, 01:11:51 PM
This is some proper piece of kit! Big brake kit with the Ultraleggeras look totally badass!

I am running the same H&R springs as you and I also used to previously have the Sportlines on. I switched to the H&R because I wasn't happy with the rear being slightly higher than the front on the Sportlines. Now that I have been running the H&R's for some 2000 miles, they also sit a bit higher at the back. The H&R's also sit slightly higher than the Sportlines at the front, I believe the difference is about 5-10mm on my car.

Just out of curiosity, have you noticed that the H&R would sit higher and could you possibly measure the distance between the center of the wheel and the top of wheel arch? :) Mine used to be 330-335mm front and back with the Sportlines and now it is 5-10mm more with the H&R's.
Thank you for your comments! :smiley:

I still have my Ed. 30 with my mechanic. He should have (finally - almost 2 weeks to arrive from Air Mail!!! Must have taken 2-3 trips around Earth before it arrived at my home...) received the silicon hose for the EVAP canister today.

Now I just hope the hose fits and I can get the car back soonish as the the car will go under road tests after having the hose fitted. I'll make that measurement then and will get back to you with an answer. I'm expecting to have the car leveled as others have reported. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on November 03, 2015, 07:23:07 PM
The car is back on the road for tests and rattle noises elimination/reduction. The 1st rattle to be removed was the exhaust manifold heat shield that was rubbing the OEM air box. There's another new one from inside the dashboard, behind the glove box.

I hope my mechanic can sort all the last issues fast and no leaks come up. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: teo_parvu on November 10, 2015, 08:00:44 AM
Maybe this will help:

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,94747.0/topicseen.html
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on November 10, 2015, 10:24:40 AM
Maybe this will help:

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,94747.0/topicseen.html
Yeah that was one of the rattles. :drinking: I saw a Facebook post about this with a DIY a few days ago and I remembered that it was one of the possible causes. I shared the link with my mechanic and that was the last rattle that he sorted. The car also had some dashboard bolts and some small stuff not tight. The car is ready to be picked up! :partywave:

Now I just have to see when I can go there (200 miles away). I'm still trying to see if it's possible Thursday or I'll have to wait till Saturday. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on November 11, 2015, 07:17:27 PM
Nice one, bet you can't wait to get it back and do the nice 200 mile drive.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on November 15, 2015, 04:10:47 PM
Yesterday was a long day but very rewarding! :smiley: Got my car back! :jumping:

Went to get it with a few friends and after I went for a drive with one of them. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_30.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_28.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_29.jpg)

Really happy with it but I know it will get much better after it gets a custom tune. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: pekarGTI on November 15, 2015, 04:48:21 PM
beautiful car, brake :laugh: :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on November 15, 2015, 04:55:40 PM
beautiful car, brake :laugh: :happy2:
Thanks, white really suits the mk5 too. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dazza on November 15, 2015, 07:44:34 PM
About time! Enjoy!  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on November 15, 2015, 08:01:29 PM
About time! Enjoy!  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:
Yeah! Modding this engine was a lot of time consuming to my mechanic and since he only worked on his spare time I had to be patient. He made sure he could do everything to prevent future problems. For that I don't mind too much waiting. :smiley:

The exhaust manifold heat shield, IC tubes, OEM airbox, oil catch can hoses and EVAP hose all had to be modded to make sure they weren't rubbing or making pressure on other parts. :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Mitch H on November 15, 2015, 11:34:03 PM
Is that the 18z caliper setup? Looks so much bigger than my setup :( wish I spent abit more money just for the looks! Look wicked.
What suspension you running? Car is lovely mate hope to see more pics!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on November 15, 2015, 11:42:40 PM
Is that the 18z caliper setup? Looks so much bigger than my setup :( wish I spent abit more money just for the looks! Look wicked.
What suspension you running? Car is lovely mate hope to see more pics!
Thanks mate! :smiley:

I've all the info about my car in the 1st post.

Running this:
-PowerFlex front suspension arm front bush
-SuperPro ALK with "Supaloy" brackets
-Koni Sport shocks
-H&R Sport springs (29176-1)
-H&R front and rear sway bars (33258-1) 26/22 mm
-Audi TT/RS3 front upper strut mounts
-Brembo 18Z calipers with mounting bolts painted red (Foliatec) and with Brembo lettering
-HEL braided brake lines for Brembo calipers
-ATE 350 mm MB GL450 front vented discs with centering rings
-EBC Redstuff front brake pads for Brembo 17Z

 :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Mitch H on November 16, 2015, 12:19:17 PM
Is that the 18z caliper setup? Looks so much bigger than my setup :( wish I spent abit more money just for the looks! Look wicked.
What suspension you running? Car is lovely mate hope to see more pics!
Thanks mate! :smiley:

I've all the info about my car in the 1st post.

Running this:
-PowerFlex front suspension arm front bush
-SuperPro ALK with "Supaloy" brackets
-Koni Sport shocks
-H&R Sport springs (29176-1)
-H&R front and rear sway bars (33258-1) 26/22 mm
-Audi TT/RS3 front upper strut mounts
-Brembo 18Z calipers with mounting bolts painted red (Foliatec) and with Brembo lettering
-HEL braided brake lines for Brembo calipers
-ATE 350 mm MB GL450 front vented discs with centering rings
-EBC Redstuff front brake pads for Brembo 17Z

 :smiley:

The full works then! Brakes look so much bigger that my 330mm setup! I'm tackling suspension next with a Salk and either new shocks with h and r springs or b14 coilovers
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Damirz on November 18, 2015, 09:34:00 PM
Really like your oem plus upgrades, I really want the rns510 and the mk6 climatronic :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on November 19, 2015, 12:21:53 AM
Really like your oem plus upgrades, I really want the rns510 and the mk6 climatronic :grin:
Thanks mate! Fortunately this car already had a RNS-510 from factory so it wasn't so bad to update the version. :smiley:

Both mods really freshen up the interior and work well together. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on November 22, 2015, 09:39:59 PM
Resting a bit after a trip. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_31.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Mitch H on November 22, 2015, 10:09:30 PM
Need more pics!!!!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on November 23, 2015, 05:16:43 PM
Need more pics!!!!

Today I've went to a body shop to get a quote for the whole front re-sprayed and the rear bumper as well. I'll get the rear bumper replaced by one without sensor holes from factory so that it'll get holes to fit the OPS sensors, like mk6 Golfs have.

When all is done I'll get a friend with a great GTD to take proper pictures with. :wink:

Also, today I got a fire extinguisher to have in the boot (2 kg chemical powder for ABC types of fire) and replaced the high beam bulbs with Osram Night Breaker Unlimited. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Hevoshullu on November 30, 2015, 03:53:51 PM
Oh man your car is a beast. Perfect minimalist styling with 2d candy white, anthracite Ultraleggeras, nice stance and those bad ass brakes! I was reading up about all the performance mods you've done so it has to be quite special to drive too.
I have a 2007 2d tornado red GTI myself with 18" Ultraleggeras too that I was planning to trade for a newer one recently but after seeing your car, I again realized how good these things can look despite being quite an old model. I think I'll just service my motor thoroughly, do a few chassis improvements and drive another few years at least! : )
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 01, 2015, 12:06:43 AM
Oh man your car is a beast. Perfect minimalist styling with 2d candy white, anthracite Ultraleggeras, nice stance and those bad ass brakes! I was reading up about all the performance mods you've done so it has to be quite special to drive too.
I have a 2007 2d tornado red GTI myself with 18" Ultraleggeras too that I was planning to trade for a newer one recently but after seeing your car, I again realized how good these things can look despite being quite an old model. I think I'll just service my motor thoroughly, do a few chassis improvements and drive another few years at least! : )
Thanks mate! I'm really loving the way it drives. Right now it's still on the stock map but it's fast enough for the daily driving.

Can't wait to see how it can be with a Stage 2+ map. :evilgrin:

Before buying this car I upgraded the suspension of my GT Sport and it improved a lot around the bends, where I like to have most of the fun. :grin:

I really think it's better value to upgrade our cars if we know they're in good conditions. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 01, 2015, 12:18:55 AM
Today I met with n4s again and he coded the door controllers to close the side mirrors with the key and open when turning on the ignition, like he already did in my GT Sport. :smiley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSrp_OMh2Yk
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: rex on December 01, 2015, 07:26:45 AM
You are not wasting time, my friend...
Very nice mods! Keep up the good work!  :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 01, 2015, 11:57:57 AM
You are not wasting time, my friend...
Very nice mods! Keep up the good work!  :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
Thank you for your compliments friend! :drinking:

I've ordered from VW the Bluemotion rear axle cover like I did with my GT Sport. :smiley: Since it has the Powervalve box beside the fuel tank I can't fit/don't need to fit the left cover.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GT_Sport_31.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Ryan_Gti06 on December 04, 2015, 10:09:49 PM
This thing is awesome man, auto mirrors are a really cool touch  :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 05, 2015, 01:04:25 PM
This thing is awesome man, auto mirrors are a really cool touch  :congrats:
Thank man. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 05, 2015, 01:06:10 PM
Had the car tested in a RR and it made 269 HP with the stock map.

Let's see when I can show you what it can do after it's tuned. :evilgrin:

Hoping for 330-340 HP and +400 Nm due to only having an upgraded panel filter.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 20, 2015, 03:24:12 PM
Last Friday I went to pick up my Ed. 30 where I had the full front repainted (bonnet, bumper, spoiler and side wings), the covers of the side mirrors painted black and new rear bumper fitted in the back with custom holes to match the size of the OPS rear sensors, mk6 Golf style. :smiley:

Now some pictures to show you the result:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_32.jpg)

You can see my other Golf behind. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_33.jpg)

I think the rear is now more modern and clean.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_34.jpg)

A detail of the side mirror.


Still waiting to get it tuned.

Happy holidays! :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on December 20, 2015, 03:36:37 PM
Looking good sir  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dazza on December 20, 2015, 04:01:23 PM
Looking good planning a respray on my front in the spring.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: pekarGTI on December 20, 2015, 05:38:26 PM
This car is very beautiful!  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Neil 54 on December 20, 2015, 06:00:19 PM
Hi how much did the respray cost you looks really good in the pictures
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 21, 2015, 10:37:11 AM
Looking good sir  :happy2:
Thank you Dan! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 21, 2015, 10:38:36 AM
Looking good planning a respray on my front in the spring.
Thank you buddy! Mine although it wasn't looking bad from some distance had a lot of stone chips. For now it's sorted. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 21, 2015, 10:40:14 AM
This car is very beautiful!  :happy2:
Thank you mate! Yours too. Candy white really makes it stand out. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 21, 2015, 10:42:50 AM
Hi how much did the respray cost you looks really good in the pictures
Thank you mate! Replied with PM.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: RBS on December 27, 2015, 05:21:15 AM
Waw :happy2: great mods on your Ed30! Great looking and love to read your thread!! :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Jase on December 27, 2015, 01:05:01 PM
Lovely car, great read keep up the good work :)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 29, 2015, 10:14:24 AM
Waw :happy2: great mods on your Ed30! Great looking and love to read your thread!! :happy2:
Thank you RBS! I've seen your build thread too. Yours will be awesome too. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on December 29, 2015, 10:15:16 AM
Lovely car, great read keep up the good work :)
Thank you Jase! :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: RBS on December 29, 2015, 11:40:55 AM
Thanks mate :happy2:
but I'm stil a rooky wat conserns the golf 5 platform! Learning quickly thow :signLOL:
I love your brake setup :happy2: :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on January 14, 2016, 05:15:26 PM
Got this today from VW. Already had this fitted in the GT Sport, now it's the Ed. 30 time.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Revestimento.jpg)

Still one new mod to share. Hopefully it will be today. :jumping:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: bluebert92 on January 14, 2016, 05:20:57 PM
^^ what is it mate?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on January 14, 2016, 05:27:14 PM
^^ what is it mate?
It's the Golf Bluemotion rear axle lining. It improves the aerodynamics of the car. You need these parts if your rear axle has the left screw already there: 1K0501713D, 1K0501682, N90548305 and N90183802. The needed screw for older versions is N91001101.

You can check this topic to learn more about this:
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163575&page=8 (http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163575&page=8)

How to fit it:
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163575&page=9 (http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163575&page=9)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: RBS on January 15, 2016, 12:50:14 AM
Seems familiar  :innocent: Now where have I seen it before :happy2:
Can't wait to start working on mine!
Keep up the great work!! :notworthy:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on January 15, 2016, 10:56:32 AM
Seems familiar  :innocent: Now where have I seen it before :happy2:
Can't wait to start working on mine!
Keep up the great work!! :notworthy:
I've read about this in Sept/2014 and got it fitted in the GT Sport. Who/where have you read about it? I haven't seen many fitting this part. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: RBS on January 16, 2016, 10:16:33 AM
Hehehe actualy I heard it from a good friend of mine first but didn't care about it much!
It was your thread who got me back thinking of it :drinking:
Same as the Audi ducts on the rear axle. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on January 31, 2016, 05:31:49 PM
Since I've picked up the car from the bodyshop I've had a leak of water somewhere near the reservoir. Yesterday went to get it checked. Seems that a bit of hose for the headlamps washers must have a small crack (couldn't see it, just drops of water coming out from the coupler connection). I've asked the help of a friend and he'll send me a bit to replace the cracked hose. Seems that you can only order 5 m rolls from VW...

This time I remembered to ask the mechanic to remove the top screw from the front wheel arch liners since the car was in the elevator. That sorted the tyre rubbing under hard cornering. :smiley:

I've had the car mapped since the beginning of the year and it runs great. I think it can still be tweaked to give a bit more power at the top range. Here I don't have Shell V-Power 100 RON or Tesco's 99 RON, I just have 98 RON from different brands. I was using BP Ultimate 98 RON when I had it mapped. I'm now running with Cepsa Optima 98 RON (same group as Total) to see if there's any changes. My tuner told me that they're all basically the same, just to refuel the day after the pumps are refuelled, not when the tanks are too low.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/2._MB_Power_1.jpg)

The car made 330 BHP and 457 Nm/337 lbf*ft, with 1,5 bar of peak boost and 1,4 bar of stable boost.

I hope I can share a new dyno run soon with improved results. :smiley:

I also got a full helmet to use for karting, motorcycling and track days. This seemed like a good one, but I don't know much about them... :laugh:

AGV Horizon:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/AGV_Horizon_Black_1.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/AGV_Horizon_Black_2.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/AGV_Horizon_Black_3.jpg)

A track day is coming soon in Estoril. :driver: I just hope it's not raining...
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on January 31, 2016, 08:14:45 PM
Numbers look good but honestly I would have expected a bit more, can't remember do you have an induction kit? If not that could be holding it back a bit. 
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 01, 2016, 12:23:03 AM
Numbers look good but honestly I would have expected a bit more, can't remember do you have an induction kit? If not that could be holding it back a bit.
Not sure what can be expected from a 98 RON gas at 1,4 bar of boost. One of the tweaks I've asked for was to change the DSG limiter to 7000 rpm. At the moment it cuts too soon.

I didn't fit a CAI, it would fail a MOT with it. Just a ITG panel filter. The MAF readings were fine for this level of tune. Not sure how they'd be with more boost requested.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on February 01, 2016, 01:02:34 AM
Numbers look good but honestly I would have expected a bit more, can't remember do you have an induction kit? If not that could be holding it back a bit.
Not sure what can be expected from a 98 RON gas at 1,4 bar of boost. One of the tweaks I've asked for was to change the DSG limiter to 7000 rpm. At the moment it cuts too soon.

I didn't fit a CAI, it would fail a MOT with it. Just a ITG panel filter. The MAF readings were fine for this level of tune. Not sure how they'd be with more boost requested.

I'm suprised the CAI would cause an MOT fail but you obviously know more than me  :laugh:.

Yeah I'm not sure what level of boost a stage 2+ map runs on K04 just what the power outcome usually is, how does it drive now? Bet it feels great with the new power and all the suspension/ brakes etc... 
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 01, 2016, 01:32:11 AM
Numbers look good but honestly I would have expected a bit more, can't remember do you have an induction kit? If not that could be holding it back a bit.
Not sure what can be expected from a 98 RON gas at 1,4 bar of boost. One of the tweaks I've asked for was to change the DSG limiter to 7000 rpm. At the moment it cuts too soon.

I didn't fit a CAI, it would fail a MOT with it. Just a ITG panel filter. The MAF readings were fine for this level of tune. Not sure how they'd be with more boost requested.

I'm suprised the CAI would cause an MOT fail but you obviously know more than me  :laugh:.

Yeah I'm not sure what level of boost a stage 2+ map runs on K04 just what the power outcome usually is, how does it drive now? Bet it feels great with the new power and all the suspension/ brakes etc...
Here even my lowering springs can cause a MOT failure, because they're not OEM. A lot of MOT techs know better and only fail bad suspension setups and too lowered cars.

I've read that a 360+ hp and 390 lbft requires 24-25 psi (1,65-1,72 bar) of boost peak and peak HP happens around 5800-6200 rpm. So the boost can go a bit higher safely. I'll wait for the new map to see what can be done.

The car now drives much faster. The torque is available soon so it's quite good for city driving. When pushing the engine it reaches high enough speeds to lose the license very fast. The DSG makes the power delivery very smooth so it's hard to notice any traction loss in the dry. The brakes and suspension handle the power like I wanted them to. Really happy with the way it handles. The exhaust sound now is even better with the increased boost. :evilgrin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on February 01, 2016, 10:04:29 AM
I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it, you definitely waited long enough to get it all finished.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 01, 2016, 11:34:15 AM
I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it, you definitely waited long enough to get it all finished.
Yeah, I waited a lot indeed. Knowing that my car was in the best hands I know of, and that I didn't have to pay an horror money for it, comforts me a bit.

Now it's almost finished. Just some minor details to take care of and I'll just have to keep it in good shape. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Nasir on February 01, 2016, 11:38:17 AM
Got this today from VW. Already had this fitted in the GT Sport, now it's the Ed. 30 time.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Revestimento.jpg)

Still one new mod to share. Hopefully it will be today. :jumping:

Does this make a noticeable difference to anything?

Seems like it would improve front-to-back airflow and high speed stability?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 01, 2016, 11:45:39 AM
Got this today from VW. Already had this fitted in the GT Sport, now it's the Ed. 30 time.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Revestimento.jpg)

Still one new mod to share. Hopefully it will be today. :jumping:

Does this make a noticeable difference to anything?

Seems like it would improve front-to-back airflow and high speed stability?
A difference that you can really notice, I highly doubt it. I didn't because both my Golfs already handled well at +120 mph. It does make a difference following what you can read in the topic, that I previously shared the link, about this aerodynamic upgrade.

If it did nothing, VW wouldn't fit the mk5 and mk6 Bluemotion with it. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Nasir on February 01, 2016, 11:50:21 AM
Haha true. You've got me considering it now. It's one of them geeky upgrades.

Love the Eddy btw  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 01, 2016, 11:52:04 AM
Haha true. You've got me considering it now. It's one of them geeky upgrades.

Love the Eddy btw  :happy2:
Thanks mate! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: RBS on February 01, 2016, 09:31:47 PM
It is truely a great project :happy2: enjoyed it !! I know the feeling!
Had the oil changed last weekend but couldn't work further because of family mathers :drinking: This May not be ignored! :signLOL:
Stil got some nice goodies waiting to come :wink:
Have fun with your ride :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 02, 2016, 10:12:02 AM
It is truely a great project :happy2: enjoyed it !! I know the feeling!
Had the oil changed last weekend but couldn't work further because of family mathers :drinking: This May not be ignored! :signLOL:
Stil got some nice goodies waiting to come :wink:
Have fun with your ride :congrats:
Thanks bud! Your list of goodies is awesome! I'm sure you'll be really happy with your Ed. 30 when it's finished. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 02, 2016, 10:54:26 AM
I've updated the 1st post with the new mods and to make the project more easily read. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: paulmcgrath on February 04, 2016, 05:20:59 AM

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Nice built...Now go for Awd swap ... I have an Mfacrory Dsg Lsd laying in my garage since i went awd and never install it..i would love i have done to see how it would be..For carbon built up i think methanol kit would help to keep it cleaner..

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Im interested the lsd!  :jumping: :jumping:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 09, 2016, 04:09:29 PM
This Sunday I went for the 1st time to a track day event. It was nearby at Estoril so that was a plus. Unfortunately it rained till the morning of the event, but when it was time to enter the track the sky was much clearer so only had a wet track on the 1st 20 minutes run. The next 3 runs I could enjoy the car fully and learn the cars limits and improve my trajectories. I ended the event really pleased with the car and the experience. That 4th run, already knowing the car and the track, went so much better than the 1st... :laugh:

Waiting for the 2nd run:
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_01.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_02.jpg)

During the lunch break I found this better spot:
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_03.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_04.jpg)

Just a couple of track pictures I've gathered so far. I'm waiting for the official pictures to be released:
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_05.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_06.jpg)

Arriving at the boxes after the 3rd run:
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_15.jpg)

A great picture of the rear:
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_16.jpg)

Met another fellow track newbie that still needs to upgrade his stock brakes to handle the track:
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Ed._30_e_Adidas.jpg)

Noticed that my Ed. 30 needs a bit more power to reach higher speeds faster and it would be much better if I had track tyres instead of Continental SC5. The tyres suffered a bit and I had loss of traction coming out of the corners on WOT. The brakes were perfect, I just needed to learn how much they can brake from +220 km/h (+135 mph) to ~75 km/h (~45 mph). Never felt brake fade during the runs. All the engine temps were awesome. The oil reached 114ºC and the IC never went above 30ºC that I recall of.

Can't wait for the next event! :driver: In Estoril there are only 4 events per year, though...

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on February 09, 2016, 04:27:05 PM
Nice one mate, glad you enjoyed it. Can't wait to get mine back on track for the first time since all the new mods.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 09, 2016, 04:36:18 PM
Nice one mate, glad you enjoyed it. Can't wait to get mine back on track for the first time since all the new mods.
Yeah, now I fully understand what's all about the excitement of doing track days. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: dansmith180 on February 09, 2016, 04:39:56 PM
Nice one mate, glad you enjoyed it. Can't wait to get mine back on track for the first time since all the new mods.
Yeah, now I fully understand what's all about the excitement of doing track days. :driver:

Haha, yeah before I did one I thought they might be overrated but its such a liberating experience to just have a racetrack to basically do whatever you want on  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: rex on February 10, 2016, 08:06:12 AM
Nice to hear you had fun and no problems.  :drinking:
Yes, tires are maybe the most important thing so some semislicks will be great in the future.
Taking videos of your laps is, IMHO, the best way to improve your driving skills and your lap times.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 10, 2016, 01:03:14 PM
Nice to hear you had fun and no problems.  :drinking:
Yes, tires are maybe the most important thing so some semislicks will be great in the future.
Taking videos of your laps is, IMHO, the best way to improve your driving skills and your lap times.
For a 1st time I think it went very well. :smiley: Thank you for the advices buddy. :drinking:

Now that I loved the experience I'll see if I can get a spare set of wheels with semi-slicks and something to record my laps.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 10, 2016, 05:18:23 PM
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_11.jpg)

Friends are finding other pictures in other people's Facebook pages. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: RBS on February 11, 2016, 08:11:34 AM
 :happy2:
I am jellous @ you :wink:
you can already enjoy  your  Ed 30!! Aaaaaargh :jumpmove: :jumpmove: :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:

Great work! Enjoy!! :happy2:
 O and love 'the Stig' look :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 11, 2016, 11:58:47 AM
:happy2:
I am jellous @ you :wink:
you can already enjoy  your  Ed 30!! Aaaaaargh :jumpmove: :jumpmove: :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:

Great work! Enjoy!! :happy2:
 O and love 'the Stig' look :signLOL:
I've started the journey of modifying my Ed. 30 almost 1 year ago. I'm sure you'll be able to enjoy yours sooner than I did and it will be awesome too. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Shoduchi on February 11, 2016, 05:12:32 PM
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_07.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_08.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_09.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_10.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_12.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_13.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_14.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on February 12, 2016, 05:53:48 PM
 :congrats: Nice driving & shots of you! :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30
Post by: Mitch H on February 12, 2016, 10:07:13 PM
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Estoril%2007.jpg)
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Estoril%2008.jpg)
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Estoril%2009.jpg)
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Estoril%2010.jpg)
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Estoril%2012.jpg)
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Estoril%2013.jpg)
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Estoril%2014.jpg)

Love the first pic in this post!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: shoaybmakda on February 12, 2016, 10:11:48 PM
agree - first shot looks awesome..like something out of gran turismo on the playstation bit in real life!  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 13, 2016, 12:22:16 AM
Thanks mates. That's my favorite picture too.  :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: rdfcpete on February 13, 2016, 12:59:05 PM
Some lovely track snaps, looks superb on track. CW 3door with Xenons is my soft spot  :laugh: :wink: :evilgrin:

Dump these in the track photo thread @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590)  :happy2: That's a thread I want to keep running for sure, one of my faves on the forum. Try and keep it topped up where I can...
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 14, 2016, 07:20:27 PM
Some lovely track snaps, looks superb on track. CW 3door with Xenons is my soft spot  :laugh: :wink: :evilgrin:

Dump these in the track photo thread @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590)  :happy2: That's a thread I want to keep running for sure, one of my faves on the forum. Try and keep it topped up where I can...
Thanks @rdfcpete (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=590)!

I'm going to post them there now. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 14, 2016, 11:39:38 PM
Short clips from a dash cam from a diesel Ibiza better track prepared than mine, at least it had much better tyres.

The 1st video happened after the lunch break, in the 3rd round, so we all started slowly to warm up the engines, tyres and brakes. At some point I saw that I had another car near mine so I accelerated to move away from him. After a yellow flag he was too near so I let him go, as I always did when I saw someone too close to me. :smiley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzkIUrBEsiw

The 2nd video I'm not sure when it was, most likely during the 2nd round. You can see a white dot in the start of the corner in the beginning, then they catch up when I was at the slowest corner of the circuit. The GTR only caught up almost at the end of the straight of the start line. I had a blue flag so I braked pretty soon to let him do the corner without any trouble. The Ibiza took the chance to pass as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npxutcI91qo
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 20, 2016, 03:15:14 PM
Inboard video from the last session of the day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs9TOcLnPBA

Still needed to practice more. Not really pushing the tyres at the maximum, they were showing some not nice wear marks...
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 23, 2016, 04:39:05 PM
Today I had the chance to set my rear sway bar to the stiffer position and took a couple of pictures of my tyres.

Both my rears look like this:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Pneus_3.jpg)

They weren't that bad before the last session... :laugh:

The front left isn't that bad but has some good wear marks and lack of some bits too.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: xjay1337 on February 23, 2016, 04:43:10 PM
Nice to see it getting some abuse. looked great fun!  :happy2: :happy2: :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 23, 2016, 04:49:56 PM
Nice to see it getting some abuse. looked great fun!  :happy2: :happy2: :happy2:
It was awesome to be able to drive it so freely and as the car is capable of. :driver:

Thanks bud! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: gtavalanche on February 23, 2016, 08:34:49 PM
looks like great fun!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on February 24, 2016, 09:27:16 PM
 :jumpmove: :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
 Yes same as a bove!
Greeeaaaat fun!!

I've got a minor time now! :sad1: Dislocated  my shoulder!  :sad1:
Can't do anything  at the moment for the next 6 weeks!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 24, 2016, 09:37:15 PM
Yeah, everyone who likes to drive should have a go at a trackday. :grin:

@RBS (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11390) Sorry to know that. Get well fast! But take your time to recover fully. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: DANBOY66 on February 24, 2016, 10:07:08 PM
great vids  :happy2:

car looked quick on the straights

i got my first day on track saturday i cant wait
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 25, 2016, 12:08:26 AM
great vids  :happy2:

car looked quick on the straights

i got my first day on track saturday i cant wait
The car was good enough on the straights. Pity the tyres not being better in the corners but I hope I'll have better ones for the next time. I suffered from too much understeer and I've set the RARB to the stiffer position to improve that now. :smiley:

I hope you have a great time too! :drinking:

Don't forget to share pictures and videos if possible. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 29, 2016, 11:03:30 PM
I'm going to order the parts needed to relocate the DV. It's something that all the LHD Ed. 30 would benefit, I think. I don't think the noise pipe is really needed and it's much harder to replace or check the DV where it currently sits.

With the help of @RBS (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11390) who already did this mod the parts needed are:
-Turbo intake hose: 06F129627H
-Air circulation hose: 1K0145693B
-Pressure hose: 1K0145845A
-DV bracket: 06F145383L
-Hose clamp: N90687101 (x1, since I already have another in my engine)
-Firewall cover: 1K0971866A
-Firewall cover: 1K0971865A

Still not sure how many bolts I'll need for the DV bracket. From the pictures I think I'll need these:
-DV bracket bolt: N91084801 (x3)
-DV bracket nut: N01508213 (x3)

I'd appreciate if someone could tell me if that's the correct number of bolts and nuts for the DV bracket. I've seen DIY referring 4 and another referring 5, but the bracket itself only has 3 holes. :confused:

I'm also going to try the GFB+ DV. From what I've seen I'll have to make sure that the piston moves freely on the factory solenoid coil or I'll have to return it.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: rich83 on February 29, 2016, 11:25:27 PM
Sounds like you were driving in S mode, rather than manual. Youd have much better control in M mode
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on February 29, 2016, 11:35:03 PM
Sounds like you were driving in S mode, rather than manual. Youd have much better control in M mode
Yeah, I ran mostly in S mode. I didn't feel confident enough with the car to drive it in manual. I tried it for a bit with the paddles but I just messed up the gear changes due to turning the wheel. :laugh: I still drive the GT Sport most of the days, so I'm not that used to using the paddles. It's easy while driving on the road, the track is much more demanding. :ashamed:

I was more worried about braking in the right spots and doing the best trajectories. Even that I still needed more practice.  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on March 01, 2016, 01:41:54 PM
Hey mate :wink:

You are absolutely correct about the parts you need!
I forgot about the 2 pieces you need for the firewall!  :ashamed: :happy2:
The partnrs are correct :  1K0 971 866 A  &  1K0 971 865 A
Now for the DV bracket I am not sure because I haven't mounted it yet! But I have orderd the 3 bolts
N 910 848 01.  I don't know if you need the nuts?  I am going to do this when I'm changing the Intercooler and the tubes. I hope I can get it done in about  a week or 4? For now I May not move to much but I'll get you the pic's hopefully this weekend.

Keep up the good work! :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 01, 2016, 05:11:37 PM
I can see the at least 2 nuts in ETKA. I should only need 2 of them. :smiley:

Just ordered the GFB+ DV and I have the price for the parts from VW. Just waiting to know if a friend can get them a bit cheaper.

Thanks RBS! Get well fast! :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on March 01, 2016, 07:10:57 PM
No problem  :wink: that's what this forum is all about right!! :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on March 09, 2016, 01:52:58 PM
Hey there :wink:
I've mounted the bracket for the DV relocation yesterday.
You are right there's only 1 bolt and 2 nuts! Now the nuts you don't need to buy them because they are already mounted for the other bracket wich holds nothing  :surprised:
Anyway  this is what you asked me :laugh:
I also took some pic's from the parts I removed wich are no more needed.
 :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 09, 2016, 04:24:27 PM
Share the pictures of what you have done so far when you can, please. I haven't found much info on this relocation for LHD Ed. 30. :smiley:

I'm still waiting for the parts to arrive.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on March 10, 2016, 12:20:13 AM
Here you go  :wink:

http://s60.photobucket.com/user/RB-G60/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_4979_zps5qzdob8v.jpg.html?filters[user]=17016764&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0

http://s60.photobucket.com/user/RB-G60/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_4980_zpsel9b2rft.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

http://s60.photobucket.com/user/RB-G60/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_4981_zpsob67rnsv.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on March 10, 2016, 12:23:42 AM
Took me a while but I got it! Not bad for a dinosaur :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 10, 2016, 05:21:13 PM
Here you go  :wink:

(http://daz.co/media/RB-G60/Mobile_Uploads/IMG_4979_zps5qzdob8v.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/RB-G60/Mobile_Uploads/IMG_4980_zpsel9b2rft.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/RB-G60/Mobile_Uploads/IMG_4981_zpsob67rnsv.jpg)

Thanks for the pictures buddy! You can use the tag (img)(/img) (with straight parentheses) and copy/paste the direct link for the pictures for them to show in your post (the image shortcut icon is the Mona Lisa icon in the icons of the message posting tabs). :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 10, 2016, 05:32:38 PM
Today I went to the Post Office to pick up the GFB DV+. Just waiting for two hoses to arrive from VW to see when I can do the relocation of the DV. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on March 11, 2016, 02:22:27 AM
 :thinking: Now where have I seen this lovely pieces of kit before? :drinking: :congrats: :congrats:              :happy2:
You're almost ready to attack your BYD! :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 20, 2016, 01:06:58 AM
This week I got the last bits I needed to relocate my DV from VW. Fortunately my friend who offered to help doing this mod was free today so I went to his house in the morning.

My LHD BYD is a bit of an hybrid between an AXX or BWA engine and the CDL engine. It has the noise generator with the DV connected to it, so the DV isn't really accessible for a check-up or replacement as all the TFSI engines with the DV at the front of the engine are.

The list of parts needed isn't that long for my engine:
-06F129627H (x1)
-1K0145693B (x1)
-06F145383L (x1)
-N90687101 (x1)
-1K0971866A (x1)
-1K0971865A (x1)


My stock engine was like this:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_01.jpg)

We started by removing all the bits that @RBS (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11390) mentioned:
(http://daz.co/media/RB-G60/Mobile_Uploads/IMG_4979_zps5qzdob8v.jpg)

For that we had to remove the wipers arms and the plastic cover. Then we fitted the new firewall cover without the hole for the noise pipe:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_02.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_03.jpg)

After that we starting fitting the new pipes. This intake side of the air pipe:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_04.jpg)

And this is the side of the throttle pipe from CTS Turbo:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_05.jpg)

I assembled the GFB DV+ in my Rev G DV solenoid. It was really easy. The DV membrane was intact and looking good. Bought Loctite 242 to secure the DV bolts:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_06.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_07_1.jpg)

This is the new DV fitted in the front of the engine. The DV bracket is secured with an existing nut, so I only needed the bracket and one bolt to secure the DV to the bracket:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_08.jpg)

The angle that the DV made with the small connection pipe to the throttle pipe wasn't really good, even after we tried to change it. The DV was too in line so what was needed was a straight connection pipe, not a curved one. We made it by cutting 10 cm of the old connection pipe (1K0145845):
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_09.jpg)

The wire plug for the DV was already in the correct place, we only had to disconnect the extension wire. Easiest bit to do, really. :laugh:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_10.jpg)

Here's the other side of the DV:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_11.jpg)

The air pipe fixed to the engine cover:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_12.jpg)

End result:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB20DV2013.jpg)

Bits removed (all except the air intake duct):
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/GFB_DV_14.jpg)

My friend also relocated the 3 small RVC wires to prevent them from breaking with the movement of the camera over the time. One of the wires of the RVC of the GT Sport broke a month ago and my friend had to repair the broken wire, strengthen the other 2 and relocate the loom to prevent from happening again soon.

After all the work done and all the pictures taken we went for a short road test. I can tell you that the engine now sounds different without the noise generator. I mostly hear the exhaust now, which is the best sound the car makes when on boost. :driver:

I didn't notice any big difference from the Rev G DV, but I can see the boost level with PolarFIS reaching a bit higher sooner than before. The car is still great to push hard. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on March 20, 2016, 03:48:08 AM
Nice mod! :happy2: :wink:
Looks realy great! :congrats: :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 20, 2016, 03:55:26 AM
Nice mod! :happy2: :wink:
Looks realy great! :congrats: :congrats:
Thanks bud! :drinking:

I hope this helps you do the same to your Ed. 30.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: zainster on March 21, 2016, 10:13:01 AM
Very nice!  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 21, 2016, 10:29:01 AM
Very nice!  :happy2:

Thanks mate! :smiley:

Also since I had the engine cover off I took the chance to empty the oil catch can. It had at least 1 inch of greasy coffee-like liquid after around 3.000 km/1.864 miles done.

PS: Corrected the typos I found in the post of the DV relocation.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: toosmiles on March 21, 2016, 10:49:44 AM
great work as always m8 :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 21, 2016, 11:05:05 AM
great work as always m8 :congrats:
Thanks bud!  :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on March 21, 2016, 11:43:15 PM
 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Mine is already done buddy :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 22, 2016, 12:42:19 AM
:grin: :grin: :grin:
Mine is already done buddy :drinking:
That's great! What do you think about the GFB DV+? :drinking:

How's the shoulder? Update your build thread when you can. :wink:

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on March 22, 2016, 01:56:14 PM
Hey buddy :wink:
I'll do that as soon as the doctor give me clearence  :happy2:
I must admit the response is much faster!! I also changed the unit which holds the GFB DV+ and the DV with a unit which has been flowed!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: leericho on March 26, 2016, 04:55:36 PM
Wow,,,!

Great thread, great car
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 26, 2016, 06:15:30 PM
Hey buddy :wink:
I'll do that as soon as the doctor give me clearence  :happy2:
I must admit the response is much faster!! I also changed the unit which holds the GFB DV+ and the DV with a unit which has been flowed!
I hope you recover soon! I'm waiting for more news from your build! :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 26, 2016, 06:16:22 PM
Wow,,,!

Great thread, great car
Thanks mate! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: teo_parvu on March 27, 2016, 09:06:05 PM
Hey buddy!I just finished watching your videos from Estoril.
You were continuously improving your speed and your lines. By the end of the day you had very good racing lines and i've seen some quite good late breaking.
For sure there is room for improvement but for the first time on a track it looks pretty fast.  :congrats:
I think that you now deserve a good set of track tires, like Federal FZ201(game changing) or at least PS CUP2. Stay away from R888, they are obsolete these days. ;)
The car sounds great, it's fast and it looks like it was a lot of fun, which is the most important.  :laugh:
GZ
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 27, 2016, 09:59:05 PM
Thank you for your review buddy! I appreciated it. :drinking:

I'll need to get a 2nd set of OZ Ultras to fit semi-slicks (or some other light wheels with big brake clearance). For daily use I was thinking of trying the Michelin Pilot Super Sport since they're better for damped roads than the Pilot Cup 2. Still considering my options money wise.

I really got hooked up on the track day. Loved it a lot! :jumping:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: teo_parvu on March 28, 2016, 08:06:49 PM
I use Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 on track, they are fairly light, 8.2 kgs, very strong, they took some hardcore abuse and they're a lot cheaper than Ultras. Maybe they are worth a look, knowing they use them on BTCC. ;)
I use OZ Ultras on street only, with Pilot Super Sport.
I had some experience with a lot of tyres lately, but I only judge performance (I don't care about noise/fuel efficiency or crap like that  :signLOL:). I can say that PSS are the best road tyres i ever used followed by GY Eagle Asymmetric 2.
For track, to really feel the potential of your car and it's mods, i'll advice to use a real semislick tyre, that is still road legal and they are in a different league, if not in a different sport than PSS. You have good breaks, but for sure their potential can only be shown with a good tyre. On my car I'd use real racing slicks, but that will catapult me in a higher class on time attack events and they wear out very fast.
Anyway, there are some good semislicks out there who do the job, all of them are gamechanging compared to a normal tyre and still road legal. I used Toyo R888, Dmack Trackday, Federal FZ-201 and driven cars equipes with PS Cup 2, and Federal RS-R. I'd say that in terms of wear and performance dead last are DMACK, they only lasted 3 trackdays and their performance is equal with Toyo and Federal RS-R (good think they are almost as cheap as RS-R). A bit better are Toyo R888 with the same performance as Federal RS-R, but Federal RS-R have twice the life, the longest life in a semislick tyre, and they are cheap (only Nankang may be cheaper, but i have no experience with them). Then come CUP 2, a bit better performance, but I don't know nothing about wear (i heard they are good). Their sidewall is pretty soft compared to other racing tires, which will result in less steering feedback. The best in terms of performance are Federal FZ-201 which grip and grip and grip until u fall out of the seat, but now they are harder to get and expensive. They wear out faster then RS-R, but they have a fair amount of life for the performance they show, wear is better than Toyo.

I hope this mini review will help u decide, but i'll say again, if u will buy a second set of wheels for track only, get a set of track tyres also (they shave more seconds than a coilover suspension). ;)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 28, 2016, 09:04:35 PM
Great review! Thank you again! :drinking:

Do you know if the TD 1.2 can fit with Brembo 18Z calipers without spacers?

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: teo_parvu on March 29, 2016, 01:57:27 PM
Yes, they will fit. TD have great break clearance, even better than Ultras with the same ET45. ;)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 29, 2016, 03:15:20 PM
Yes, they will fit. TD have great break clearance, even better than Ultras with the same ET45. ;)
Thanks buddy! I've seen TD at 50% discount from demon tweaks and I was almost going to order them with Federel RS-R. I think I'll leave that deal for when I sort my current tune. I'm not getting the feedback I was expecting from my tuner so I might try another like Revo. Maybe I'll get the VWR CAI to remove that power restriction I have at the moment too. :thinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 29, 2016, 05:02:31 PM
Updated the list of mods to do in the 1st post.

Still not ordered:
Found another picture of the track day when I was returning to the paddock after a round. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2016/Estoril_17.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: teo_parvu on March 29, 2016, 08:11:42 PM
OMG! At first look i thought that is a LE Mans winning Martini Racing Porsche 936.  :jumping:
Then I realized it's a Radical SR3 painted in Martini Racing colors. A great track car.  :driver:

I'm sure you'll get it sorted with the tuner, then i think TD with RS-R is the best value for money out there, serious wheels.  :congrats: 
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on March 30, 2016, 06:29:47 PM
OMG! At first look i thought that is a LE Mans winning Martini Racing Porsche 936.  :jumping:
Then I realized it's a Radical SR3 painted in Martini Racing colors. A great track car.  :driver:

I'm sure you'll get it sorted with the tuner, then i think TD with RS-R is the best value for money out there, serious wheels.  :congrats:

I hope I can get the map sorted. The car has more power to give. :smiley:


Ordered:
That's it for now. Next month I'll order the SuperPro ajustable ball joints. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 11, 2016, 05:31:11 PM
And my orders arrived today. :smiley:

2x TyrolSport deadset rigid front subframe collar kit (TSDSKVW) (the extra kit is for the GT Sport)
1x TyrolSport deadset rigid rear subframe collar kit (TSDSKVWR)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/TyrolSport_Deadset_Kits.jpg)

Also received a box of pliers bought with a good discount off ebay. I now have pliers that I don't know what's their exact purpose... :laugh: At least they're all stored in a box. :phew:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Tool20Box201.jpg)

Next order will be the SuperPro adjustable ball joints (TRC0003) and that should be the last suspension mod I'm planning to do. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: dazza on April 11, 2016, 05:46:55 PM
Thats a nice set, think you have every type of hose clamp covered with that.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 11, 2016, 05:56:46 PM
Thats a nice set, think you have every type of hose clamp covered with that.
I hope so! I wanted the remote action cable-type flexible hose clamp pliers so a friend recommended me this set that was with a great price at the time. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: dazza on April 11, 2016, 06:02:11 PM
The one on the cable has saved my knuckles a few times. When i had to change a coolant pipe on the beater i doubt i would have got it done without it.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 11, 2016, 06:11:51 PM
The one on the cable has saved my knuckles a few times. When i had to change a coolant pipe on the beater i doubt i would have got it done without it.
Yeah, that pliers is really great to work in the engine bay. It was very handy when I repositioned the DV to the front of the engine. I used my friend's pliers then.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: th3_f15t on April 11, 2016, 07:56:49 PM
I've got a very similar set (if not the same) and it's a life saver! Makes working on the stupid clamps VW use so much easier, saves so much time.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 11, 2016, 08:16:10 PM
I've got a very similar set (if not the same) and it's a life saver! Makes working on the stupid clamps VW use so much easier, saves so much time.
And knuckle skin. :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on April 11, 2016, 10:50:32 PM
Nice new goodies  :happy2:
Also the pliers set is very handy!!
Saved me too a lot of time and open knuckles! :grin: Learned it the hard way in the past! :rolleye:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 11, 2016, 11:59:17 PM
Nice new goodies  :happy2:
Also the pliers set is very handy!!
Saved me too a lot of time and open knuckles! :grin: Learned it the hard way in the past! :rolleye:
I'm still learning the ropes of doing my own mechanics but when I helped my mechanic with upgrading my GT Sport I learned how handy some proper tools can be. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: dansmith180 on April 12, 2016, 12:30:17 AM
Somehow been a while without checking up on this  :thinking:


Cars looking great and really good on track. As usual you've done things properly  :congrats:

Be interesting to see what comes of your tuning issues and hope you get it sorted and make the best of a cracking car as soon as you can  :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 12, 2016, 12:53:58 AM
Somehow been a while without checking up on this  :thinking:


Cars looking great and really good on track. As usual you've done things properly  :congrats:

Be interesting to see what comes of your tuning issues and hope you get it sorted and make the best of a cracking car as soon as you can  :drinking:
Thanks mate!  :drinking:

My tuning issues are related to the DSG box, as far as I know. I know my current tune is reliable but I take good care of my cars so I know the box can be pushed a bit more safely.

Either way this will have developments till the next Revo sales prices. :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 24, 2016, 11:56:06 AM
Just made an order to Awesome GTI, preparing for my next oil change. :smiley:

Ordered:(http://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-6y7pa5d/products/4973/images/5298/ecsoil__48624.1449608684.462.464.jpg?c=2)
(http://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-6y7pa5d/products/5105/images/5442/5546_x600__11772.1449608704.462.464.jpg?c=2)
(http://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-6y7pa5d/products/26817/images/30447/es1876778__44645.1449614674.462.464.jpg?c=2)

Next week I'll contact the local SuperPro dealer to get the adjustable ball joints. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: dansmith180 on April 24, 2016, 11:58:49 AM
Nice touches, always fancied the housing and plug myself as I'm always changing the oil.  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 24, 2016, 12:36:33 PM
Nice touches, always fancied the housing and plug myself as I'm always changing the oil.  :happy2:
Yeah, I'm trying to get this project finished in the next couple of months. Then it will be just maintenance and more track oriented bits (pads, tyres, if the budget allows a new set of wheels just for track use). :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: dansmith180 on April 24, 2016, 01:37:50 PM
Sounds like my exact plans just you're a couple of months ahead  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 24, 2016, 01:55:26 PM
Sounds like my exact plans just you're a couple of months ahead  :happy2:
I hope you can get your new BWJ engine fitted and running sweet soon. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: dansmith180 on April 24, 2016, 02:03:47 PM
Cheers mate, me too  :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on April 26, 2016, 12:43:57 PM
This arrived from China today after 20 days. Cost €14,20/£ 11 from ebay.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Coil_packs_Tool.jpg)

Heavier than I expected for such a small tool. Already tested it with one of the coils I have at home and it fits nice. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on May 02, 2016, 04:14:38 PM
This arrived today from Awesome GTI. :smiley:

-ECS Tuning Billet Aluminum Oil Filter Housing Kit 2.0T and ECS Magnetic Sump Plug With 10 replacement Washers
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/ECS_Tuning.jpg)

-Schwaben Oil Storage Catch Can
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Schwaben.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on May 03, 2016, 06:54:42 AM
Nice toys!!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on May 03, 2016, 10:00:25 AM
Nice toys!!
My finishing touches to the car. :drinking:

Just waiting to know the price of the SuperPro ball joints from the local dealer to decide from where to order. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: KieranM on May 03, 2016, 10:44:45 AM
How much was the filter housing?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on May 03, 2016, 10:58:36 AM
How much was the filter housing?
£59.99. :smiley:

http://www.awesomegti.com/parts/ecs-tuning-billet-aluminum-oil-filter-housing-kit-2-0t/ (http://www.awesomegti.com/parts/ecs-tuning-billet-aluminum-oil-filter-housing-kit-2-0t/)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on May 04, 2016, 04:20:30 PM
My local SuperPro dealer couldn't order the ball joints (TRC0003). :confused:

Just order them from the Netherlands, JT-performance. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: teo_parvu on May 07, 2016, 03:09:31 PM
Being able to adjust the camber is a major thing for a FWD car. I belive it counts more than a set of coilovers.
Great mod!  :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on May 08, 2016, 05:36:55 PM
Being able to adjust the camber is a major thing for a FWD car. I belive it counts more than a set of coilovers.
Great mod!  :congrats:
Thank buddy! I can't wait to have the new parts fitted so I can test the handling improvements. :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on May 10, 2016, 07:17:22 PM
Today I went to get the oil for my next service. Also brought the Miller's Oils petrol booster to see if it's any good and noticeable when added to BP Ultimate 98 RON (the best I can get over here). Not that my engine has any misfire with the current tune but I want to push it a bit more soon. Now I only have to wait for the SuperPro ball joints to arrive so I can get all the bits fitted. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Material_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on May 15, 2016, 09:25:33 AM
Nice one! :happy2:
How's the  :driver: going on the track? :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on May 15, 2016, 02:53:28 PM
Nice one! :happy2:
How's the  :driver: going on the track? :wink:
In June I should get my car to my mechanic to fit the last bits and do an oil service. I'll book the next track day in September in Estoril. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: RBS on May 15, 2016, 04:33:06 PM
That's more than enough time to setle everything in!
Nice to see everything mounted in/on!
I'm still in waiting & opening boxes fase! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on May 30, 2016, 08:18:47 PM
Got the last piece of the puzzle for now today! It took a lot of time to arrive, almost 1 month since ordered! :surprised:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/SuperPro_Ball_Joints.jpg)

Well, time to see what comes 1st: remap tweak or fitting new bits and doing the oil service. :thinking:

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: cruoris on June 02, 2016, 12:06:50 PM
Hi Shoduchi

If I may can I know the part number of the Mk6 Climatronic unit? I have not managed to get hold of that part number that eliminates all the excess I do not need.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on June 02, 2016, 04:09:18 PM
Hi Shoduchi

If I may can I know the part number of the Mk6 Climatronic unit? I have not managed to get hold of that part number that eliminates all the excess I do not need.

5K0 907 044 CJ

Bought from Boldsport. It comes as a complete kit although it's better to use a thicker wire to change the loom.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: cruoris on June 02, 2016, 04:36:37 PM
Thanks. Will look for that part number. Sadly they don't offer it anymore with that unit. I'd have to live with the heated seat icons and have no automatic recirc (what I wanted to avoid which online I've found no heated seats but always automatic recirc option)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on June 02, 2016, 07:12:01 PM
Thanks. Will look for that part number. Sadly they don't offer it anymore with that unit. I'd have to live with the heated seat icons and have no automatic recirc (what I wanted to avoid which online I've found no heated seats but always automatic recirc option)
Mine has heated seats and no automatic recirc. The GT Sport has a panel with no heated seats and automatic recirc. For daily use you can live well with the automatic recirc function. It still works well with manual recirc.  :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: cruoris on June 02, 2016, 09:32:42 PM
Thanks. Will look for that part number. Sadly they don't offer it anymore with that unit. I'd have to live with the heated seat icons and have no automatic recirc (what I wanted to avoid which online I've found no heated seats but always automatic recirc option)

Mine has heated seats and no automatic recirc. The GT Sport has a panel with no heated seats and automatic recirc. For daily use you can live well with the automatic recirc function. It still works well with manual recirc.  :wink:


Haha but now I was hearing that maybe it might not be plug and play with my car. Do you know what I need to look for in terms of part number with vagcom etc to be sure its a clean swap?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on June 02, 2016, 09:45:17 PM
Thanks. Will look for that part number. Sadly they don't offer it anymore with that unit. I'd have to live with the heated seat icons and have no automatic recirc (what I wanted to avoid which online I've found no heated seats but always automatic recirc option)

Mine has heated seats and no automatic recirc. The GT Sport has a panel with no heated seats and automatic recirc. For daily use you can live well with the automatic recirc function. It still works well with manual recirc.  :wink:


Haha but now I was hearing that maybe it might not be plug and play with my car. Do you know what I need to look for in terms of part number with vagcom etc to be sure its a clean swap?
You need a AC blower with one engine flap. Older versions have 2 engines flaps so basically that's what you need to worry about. If your Golf is a MY2007-2009, you have no problem. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: cruoris on June 03, 2016, 12:10:16 AM
Thanks. Will look for that part number. Sadly they don't offer it anymore with that unit. I'd have to live with the heated seat icons and have no automatic recirc (what I wanted to avoid which online I've found no heated seats but always automatic recirc option)

Mine has heated seats and no automatic recirc. The GT Sport has a panel with no heated seats and automatic recirc. For daily use you can live well with the automatic recirc function. It still works well with manual recirc.  :wink:


Haha but now I was hearing that maybe it might not be plug and play with my car. Do you know what I need to look for in terms of part number with vagcom etc to be sure its a clean swap?
You need a AC blower with one engine flap. Older versions have 2 engines flaps so basically that's what you need to worry about. If your Golf is a MY2007-2009, you have no problem. :wink:

Here's hoping I fall in that range.

If I do. Is it a basic plug play and reset procedure or must I cross some wires? Probably one of the biggest cosmetic changes I'm hoping will be quick and easy hehe

Btw love the approach you took with your car.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on June 03, 2016, 12:00:30 PM
Here's hoping I fall in that range.

If I do. Is it a basic plug play and reset procedure or must I cross some wires? Probably one of the biggest cosmetic changes I'm hoping will be quick and easy hehe

Btw love the approach you took with your car.
Yes, you need to perform some wiring changes. Have a read in this topic, I'm sure it has the info you need: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,93764.0.html (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,93764.0.html).

Thanks for the compliment. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: cruoris on June 03, 2016, 06:03:44 PM
Here's hoping I fall in that range.

If I do. Is it a basic plug play and reset procedure or must I cross some wires? Probably one of the biggest cosmetic changes I'm hoping will be quick and easy hehe

Btw love the approach you took with your car.
Yes, you need to perform some wiring changes. Have a read in this topic, I'm sure it has the info you need: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,93764.0.html (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,93764.0.html).

Thanks for the compliment. :drinking:

Well according to my vin its a MY07 (here's hoping the change you mentioned didn't happen midway through the model production and I'm left with a 50/50 chance). However thanks for the link aside from the first few pages of pure confusion I think it may end up being very helpful.

Now to find that piece...I guess like you said I might as well live with it and accept the automatic recirc light option haha
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - First track day
Post by: Shoduchi on June 03, 2016, 06:16:12 PM
Here's hoping I fall in that range.

If I do. Is it a basic plug play and reset procedure or must I cross some wires? Probably one of the biggest cosmetic changes I'm hoping will be quick and easy hehe

Btw love the approach you took with your car.
Yes, you need to perform some wiring changes. Have a read in this topic, I'm sure it has the info you need: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,93764.0.html (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,93764.0.html).

Thanks for the compliment. :drinking:

Well according to my vin its a MY07 (here's hoping the change you mentioned didn't happen midway through the model production and I'm left with a 50/50 chance). However thanks for the link aside from the first few pages of pure confusion I think it may end up being very helpful.

Now to find that piece...I guess like you said I might as well live with it and accept the automatic recirc light option haha
If it's a MY2007 it should be the new version. The automatic only activates if you press twice the button in a short time. If you press once and let the recirc activate, when you press again the recirc deactivates, so it's just like the mk5 climatronic panel. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on June 10, 2016, 12:13:12 PM
Had a small photo shoot session with a friend and his highly modified GTD. He has the proper camera and skills to make our cars look so good. :drool:

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_01.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_02.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_03.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_04.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_05.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_06.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_07.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_08.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_09.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_10.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_11.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_12.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_13.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_14.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_15.jpg)

 :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: prp74 on June 10, 2016, 06:54:34 PM
Stunning motors  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: dansmith180 on June 10, 2016, 08:43:40 PM
Its not exactly hars work to make your car look good mate  :happy2:

Very nice pictures.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Dave J on June 11, 2016, 04:40:57 PM
Great pictures of a fantastic car! Love the Ultraleggera alloys...
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Norfolk boy on June 11, 2016, 05:15:39 PM
Lovely pair of cars :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: rdfcpete on June 11, 2016, 06:01:58 PM
Great shoot @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590)  :drinking:

Silver Helios on a silver Mk5 5door is underrated, like that look at lot.
Your brake kit still steals the show on the darker leggeras'  :evilgrin:

 :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on June 12, 2016, 12:55:24 PM
Stunning motors  :happy2:

Thank you! :smiley:


Its not exactly hars work to make your car look good mate  :happy2:

Very nice pictures.

Ahaha! Thank you! :wink:


Great pictures of a fantastic car! Love the Ultraleggera alloys...

Thank you! :smiley:


Lovely pair of cars :happy2:

Thank you! :smiley:


Great shoot @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590)  :drinking:

Silver Helios on a silver Mk5 5door is underrated, like that look at lot.
Your brake kit still steals the show on the darker leggeras'  :evilgrin:

 :happy2:

I love the Helios on any mk5! I just think for what I need they're too big and heavy, otherwise I'd look for ones too.

The big red calipers on these open wheels do make a lot of show. Everyone looks at the car and notices them!  :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: pekarGTI on June 14, 2016, 08:29:46 PM
Great pictures :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on June 15, 2016, 02:08:18 PM
Great pictures :happy2:
Thank you! :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: xjay1337 on June 16, 2016, 02:50:12 PM
Lovely cars :)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on June 17, 2016, 07:25:39 PM
Lovely cars :)
Thanks Jay! :drinking:

Can't wait to see the results when you do a new dyno run to your Rocco. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: RBS on June 17, 2016, 07:43:38 PM
 :happy2:
Great shoot!  2 beautifull vdubs!  :congrats: :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on June 17, 2016, 07:53:29 PM
:happy2:
Great shoot!  2 beautifull vdubs!  :congrats: :congrats:
Thanks mate! How is your upgrade going? Still waiting for parts to arrive or you have news? :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: fazi123 on June 17, 2016, 08:35:00 PM
I usually hate these golfs in Silver! But damnnn - yours looks amazing!

Oh and the candy white one - we all know how stunning they are!  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on June 17, 2016, 08:58:25 PM
I usually hate these golfs in Silver! But damnnn - yours looks amazing!

Oh and the candy white one - we all know how stunning they are!  :happy2:
Thanks fazi123! I'd love to own that silver but it's from a friend. My wife's Golf is less modded and not so good looking. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: rex on June 18, 2016, 09:42:07 PM
Had a small photo shoot session with a friend and his highly modified GTD. He has the proper camera and skills to make our cars look so good. :drool:

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_01.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_02.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_03.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_04.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_05.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_06.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_07.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_08.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_09.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_10.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_11.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_12.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_13.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_14.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Marco_Borges-Urban_Beach/Urban_15.jpg)

 :smiley:

Some great photos worthy of the next years calendar.  :congrats:
It is going to be hard to pick only 3  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on June 20, 2016, 12:16:17 PM
Some great photos worthy of the next years calendar.  :congrats:
It is going to be hard to pick only 3  :signLOL:
Thanks buddy! :drinking: I was forgetting about that. This year with the track day photos and my friend's photos I have nice photos to apply.  :pomppomp:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on June 30, 2016, 12:26:44 AM
Picked up the Eddy from my mechanic today.

Got these bits fitted:
-TyrolSport deadset rigid front subframe collar kit (TSDSKVW)
-TyrolSport deadset rigid rear subframe collar kit (TSDSKVWR)
-ECS Tuning billet aluminium oil filter housing kit 2.0T
-ECS Tuning magnetic sump plug
-SuperPro adjustable ball joints (TRC0003)

Had the oil changed, the front calipers spacers were customized to increase the gap between the calipers and the wheel spokes and had a more track oriented wheel alignment done (not full track because the tyres wouldn't last much when daily driving).

The SuperPro adjustable ball joints are much bigger than the OEM parts so after being fitted they were pressing the dust shields against the brake discs. My mechanic had to cut them twice and had to cut the dust shields as well to prevent them from rubbing (especially on hard turns).

Loved the quality of the ECS Tuning oil filter housing and sump plug but he didn't like the copper washers for the sump plug. He advised me to always use an OEM steel washer.

Loved the quality of the TyrolSport deadset subframe collar kits (especially the front kit). He had to disconnect the front anti-roll bar to be able to fit all the bits in their places, though. The rear subframe was shifted to the right, most likely due to the track day abuse.

The 200 miles return trip was done just on highway so I still didn't have the chance to do some proper hard turns with the new setup.

Really pleased with the sound of the engine idle. It's so quiet! And my mechanic was surprised that after 2500 miles there was no oil consumption. :grin:

I'm waiting to receive the best pictures of the work done from my mechanic . Will post them later. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: RBS on July 31, 2016, 01:04:25 PM
Let's get this bomb out of the dust here! :happy2:
How's the dead rigid collar kit working?
Do you Feel the difference in stifnes?
 :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: wazza16 on August 02, 2016, 06:15:25 PM
White is awsome...
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: slimjimvw on August 03, 2016, 10:49:34 PM
White is awsome...

This  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on August 05, 2016, 09:15:49 AM
Let's get this bomb out of the dust here! :happy2:
How's the dead rigid collar kit working?
Do you Feel the difference in stifnes?
 :party: :party: :party:
You're right buddy! An update is due for some time now! :wink:

The dead rigid collar kits give an extra stiffness indeed. I'm liking it. But the true test will be when I take the car next time to align the wheels after a track day. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on August 05, 2016, 09:43:00 AM
White is awsome...
Thank you! :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on August 05, 2016, 09:46:47 AM
White is awsome...

This  :happy2:
:drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on August 05, 2016, 12:43:20 PM
So after having those last parts fitted I had some problems with the car that I've been dealing with.

Had to replace the outer left CV boot that had a small cut. Unlucky since I was at the time 300 miles away from my mechanic that recently changed parts in that area... Got the kit from VW and booked for another local mechanic who replaced the boot.

Finally had time to solve a problem with the AC. Three or so months ago I noticed the low gas pressure error on VCDS. Since it wasn't that hot then I let it be. Well, when finally Summer temperatures came they weren't like last year. It's been really hot during whole weeks recently (38-42ºC) in the countryside.

First tried to recharge the AC system. It was completely empty... Passed the vacuum test and hold the correct pressure but then the compressor didn't want to kick in. Damn! Now I knew I had to replace the compressor. :sad1:

The condenser had some stone damages but using the leak detector no leak was seen. To be on the safe side I decided to replace the condenser with the compressor.

Ordered the parts and talked with my friend who fitted the gadgets in my car. He's one of the few that I know that retrofitted the Climatronic to his mk5 Golf with manual AC. :smiley:

Took the car to his house, we replaced the compressor and fitted the new condenser that for both our surprise it was silver!? I wasn't expecting that! The part number of my original condenser is 1K0820411Q, that unfortunately was discontinued by VW. The replacement part number is 1K0820411AH that can be silver or black when searching online (ECS Tuning sells it silver, for example). I decided to continue with the silver condenser since I needed the AC to work. I could always get a black condenser later...

Went to recharge the gas and the compressor didn't start again! :confused: Due to lack of time I went back home and a week later I could see a low gas pressure again in the AC with VCDS. I still had a leak in the system... :sad1:

Searched more online about the problem and decided to replace the gas pressure sensor and fit a new black condenser.

Got the parts and then went back to my friends house. He started troubleshooting the system and found that the control pressure valve of the new compressor was faulty. :surprised: That we weren't expecting too!

We also saw that the gas pressure sensor was leaking oil from the electric contacts so the leak must been from there (at least I hope so). Got it replaced with a new version and also replaced the compressor belt with a new one. :smiley:

I decided to get a new valve since sending back the compressor for warranty would make me lose more time and money. Since we needed to take out the front of the car to fit the valve in the compressor I went back home by train. This was in a Saturday.

Fortunately in the next Monday I could order a new control valve from a specialized shop in AC and my friend got it in the next morning by delivery. He then got all the bits fitted back together, went to recharge the system and all worked well. So at the end of the day I went to his home and picked up the car. :jumpmove:

I also asked him to fit a new DSG gear lever frame from a mk6 R that doesn't have the rubber touch that's easily damaged. Now it's like new! :smiley:

Now some pictures of the work done:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Compressor_AC/DSC04420.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Compressor_AC/DSC04421.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Compressor_AC/DSC04430.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Compressor_AC/DSC04437.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Compressor_AC/DSC04438.jpg)

New valve from Jintan (Japanese company) in the right:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Compressor_AC/DSC04443.jpg)

Almost done:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Compressor_AC/DSC04445.jpg)

Recharging the gas:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Compressor_AC/DSC04446.jpg)


Yesterday I received a new pair of Philips X-treme Vision LED 360º W5W T10 6000K to replace a LED in the front dome that was blinking after being on for a while. These give a bit softer light and look great since they're white and not yellow (the SMD that is, not the light they give). Still need to see how they are at night. :smiley:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTQ4NFgxMjUw/z/xwsAAOSwqRdXMbYx/$_35.JPG)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112049938135 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112049938135)


I'll need to remove the SuperPro ball joints since my mechanic couldn't make them fit with my brake discs without rubbing on hard cornering. Since those are going out I've ordered new caliper adaptors that should be better than just the bolts: https://www.epytec.de/3788/vw-golf-5-6-gti-a3-s3-8p-seat-leon-cayenne-zr18-bremssatteladapter-r32-bremssattel-vorderachse (https://www.epytec.de/3788/vw-golf-5-6-gti-a3-s3-8p-seat-leon-cayenne-zr18-bremssatteladapter-r32-bremssattel-vorderachse)

That's it for now! :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on August 05, 2016, 11:27:08 PM
The LED from Philips are approved! They're as bright as the ones from deAutoKey that I had fitted in the dome, but since they have that white plastic bulb the light is a bit softer on the eyes. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Wolf Burger on August 06, 2016, 05:43:58 PM
Just spent the last hour reading this in detail.  :congrats:

Fantastic car.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi 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:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Rippers on August 08, 2016, 09:33:58 PM
Me too. What a car.

 :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: xjay1337 on August 09, 2016, 11:11:12 AM
Like it very much!

AC looks like a pain but glad it's sorted now :-)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on August 09, 2016, 01:56:24 PM
Me too. What a car.

 :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
Thank you! :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Andy on August 09, 2016, 01:58:03 PM
love this car and in my fav colour :notworthy: :notworthy:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi 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:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi 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:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on September 05, 2016, 01:36:42 PM
Just ordered these gloves for my next track day at October, 2nd:
(http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-11169648428637/alpinestars-tech-1-start-glove-black-1.gif)

Alpinestars Tech 1 Start (Black)
http://www.alpinestars.com/tech-1-start-glove-030#.V81muzVv_VA (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:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: philevans55 on September 06, 2016, 02:13:39 PM
gorgeous car man
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on September 07, 2016, 07:22:10 PM
gorgeous car man
Thanks! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on September 09, 2016, 04:02:42 PM
The gloves arrived today! That was a fast shipping from the UK! :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Luvas.jpg)

They're the right size too. :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: bonelorry on September 14, 2016, 10:41:39 AM
Outstanding! Proper detail too  :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi 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:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi 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:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Epytec_1.jpg)

The only decent picture of it fitted:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Epytec_2.jpg)

The return trip was more fuel saving focused. Made my best fuel consumption on long trips. :smiley:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/IMG_2705.jpg)
That's 34,45 mpg when I usually get 28 mpg on daily driving.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/IMG_2708.jpg)
That's around 214 miles.

Can't wait for the track day! :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Sulley91 on October 02, 2016, 08:11:05 AM
I love white ed30's fantastic job you done there @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on October 03, 2016, 01:58:35 AM
I love white ed30's fantastic job you done there @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590)
Thanks! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on October 03, 2016, 01:59:44 AM
Here's a short clip from my trackday today! More to come. :grin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uru6z173Odg
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on October 05, 2016, 12:08:41 AM
Best lap of the 2nd leg. :smiley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7dz8QpgUtE
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: RBS on October 05, 2016, 09:46:26 AM
 :drool: :drool: :drool:
Like the new "winter" gloves :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on October 05, 2016, 05:23:37 PM
:drool: :drool: :drool:
Like the new "winter" gloves :signLOL:

Ehehe! They really increase the steering wheel grip although reduce a bit the feeling from the wheels on the track. It's just because of race car wannabe. :signLOL:

Get yours ready and go have some fun on the track where you can really safely push it. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on October 05, 2016, 06:06:40 PM
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Daniel_Golban_1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Leaving_the_box.gif)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Estoril_corner.gif)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Estoril_corner_2.gif)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Sulley91 on October 05, 2016, 06:13:00 PM
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Daniel%20Golban%201.jpg)

(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Leaving%20the%20box.gif)

(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Estoril%20corner.gif)

(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Estoril%20corner%202.gif)

Does it rub on the arches when you turn in hard @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590) ?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on October 05, 2016, 06:21:48 PM
Does it rub on the arches when you turn in hard @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590) ?
Not any more. I had to remove the top wing arch liner screw. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Sulley91 on October 05, 2016, 06:44:37 PM
Does it rub on the arches when you turn in hard @Shoduchi (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10590) ?
Not any more. I had to remove the top wing arch liner screw. :wink:
Mine rubs on my gti but I'm fairly low on kw v1 coilovers and s3 alloy hubs and 18"x8" et42 Speedline wheels
 do the H&R anti roll bars help with keeping the car flat round corners ? The only thing I haven't replaced  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - Small photo session
Post by: Shoduchi on October 05, 2016, 07:09:53 PM
Mine rubs on my gti but I'm fairly low on kw v1 coilovers and s3 alloy hubs and 18"x8" et42 Speedline wheels
 do the H&R anti roll bars help with keeping the car flat round corners ? The only thing I haven't replaced  :signLOL:
My wheels are 18''x8'' ET45, so they're 3 mm inner the wheel arch compared to yours. You can set your ride height just a bit higher. Any stronger ARB will make your GTI corner flatter. You might try the H&R 28/24 mm ARB kit. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 15, 2016, 05:59:16 PM
More pictures from the track day from different photographers. :driver:

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Pedro_Macedo_3.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Pedro_Macedo_4.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Pedro_Macedo_1.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Pedro_Macedo_2.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/AWP_1.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/AWP_2.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Ivo_Santos_2.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Ivo_Santos_3.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Ivo_Santos_4.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Ivo_Santos_5.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Ivo_Santos_1.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Boxes_05.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Boxes_06.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Boxes_03.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Boxes_01.jpg)
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/Shoduchi/Circuito%20do%20Estoril/Out%202016/Marco%20Borges%20Boxes%2007.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Recta_09.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Recta_11.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Recta_01.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Recta_03.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Curva_06.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Curva_02.jpg)
(http://[img]http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Marco_Borges_Curva_08.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Photorevvin.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: rdfcpete on October 15, 2016, 06:18:11 PM
That last pic  :love: :love: :love: :love: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

The Purrrr-fect angle  :star:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on October 15, 2016, 06:25:25 PM
That last pic  :love: :love: :love: :love: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

The Purrrr-fect angle  :star:
Last year the same photographer took one very similar when it was parked in the paddock. :love:

Thanks! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: AJP on October 15, 2016, 07:27:29 PM
Lovely car this, looks so good out on the track.

Is that a Nova (GTE/GSI?) side by side with you on the straight in the 11th photo?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on October 15, 2016, 08:30:33 PM
Lovely car this, looks so good out on the track.

Is that a Nova (GTE/GSI?) side by side with you on the straight in the 11th photo?
Thanks! :smiley:

Yes, the black one it's an Opel Corsa (Vauxhall Nova in the UK) with an engine swap from a Vectra 2.0 16V 136 CV. With semi-slick tyres and its lightweight can do the same lap time as mine. I just beat him in the straights at the moment.

There was a grey one as well but I don't know its specs.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: AJP on October 15, 2016, 08:33:44 PM
Lovely car this, looks so good out on the track.

Is that a Nova (GTE/GSI?) side by side with you on the straight in the 11th photo?
Thanks! :smiley:

Yes, that's an Opel Corsa (Vauxhall Nova in the UK) with an engine swap from a Vectra 2.0 16V 136 CV. With semi-slick tyres and its lightweight can do the same lap time as mine. I just beat him in the straights at the moment.
There used to be a GSI with a 2.0 16v red top conversion knocking about near me a long time ago. Very quick, but kept breaking driveshafts etc. I haven't seen a Nova on the road for about 10 years!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on October 15, 2016, 08:45:00 PM
There used to be a GSI with a 2.0 16v red top conversion knocking about near me a long time ago. Very quick, but kept breaking driveshafts etc. I haven't seen a Nova on the road for about 10 years!
That's a track toy from a friend, so he just uses it for these events. There are still a few well preserved Corsas/Novas being used here from enthusiasts but I can still see the odd not so well preserved Corsa/Nova driven by some old man.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: AJP on October 15, 2016, 08:47:30 PM
There used to be a GSI with a 2.0 16v red top conversion knocking about near me a long time ago. Very quick, but kept breaking driveshafts etc. I haven't seen a Nova on the road for about 10 years!
That's a track toy from a friend, so he just uses it for these events. There are still a few well preserved Corsas/Novas being used here from enthusiasts but I can still see the odd not so well preserved Corsa/Nova driven by some old man.
I think the majority of them over here rotted away many years ago. Very rare now. Always triggers a bit of nostalgia when I see one though, reminds me of being in awe of a 1.4 SRI as a teenager
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on October 15, 2016, 09:00:17 PM
Here the weather is more forgiving and only a few mountain regions require the use of salt on the roads in the Winter.

I was too young to care much for this generation. The next one was much more remarkable for me. Specially the 1.6 GSI.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: xjay1337 on October 17, 2016, 12:41:47 PM
Looks awesome on track bro.  :congrats: :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on October 17, 2016, 12:59:47 PM
Looks awesome on track bro.  :congrats: :congrats:
Thanks bro! The work done is paying off now. Saving for new wheels and semi-slick tyres now. :smiley:

The Continental CS5 still have plenty of tread after 2 track days so I don't think I'll need to worry about saving for MPSS so soon. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on October 19, 2016, 09:18:25 AM
For my surprise more pictures came up available online. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Fernando_Bento_1.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Fernando_Bento_2.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Fernando_Bento_3.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Fernando_Bento_4.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Fernando_Bento_5.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Out_2016/Fernando_Bento_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: RBS on October 20, 2016, 08:12:39 PM
Great pictures man!! :happy2: :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: 99hagued on October 20, 2016, 11:38:48 PM
Love this ed30 don't see many in white :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on October 21, 2016, 12:15:20 AM
Great pictures man!! :happy2: :wink:
Thanks bud! It was great fun! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on October 21, 2016, 12:15:46 AM
Love this ed30 don't see many in white :happy2:
Thanks! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Ninja on October 22, 2016, 04:52:38 PM
Beautiful car
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on October 22, 2016, 06:25:27 PM
Beautiful car
Thanks! :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Ninja on October 22, 2016, 11:22:15 PM
Beautiful car
Thanks! :smiley:

It's literally the exact car I'm after but I think it's impossible to find :-(
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: teo_parvu on November 06, 2016, 01:57:45 PM
Good things happened around here since last time I've read the forum.  :congrats:
You're taking this trackday seriously!

Awesome car mate! :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: dansmith180 on November 06, 2016, 08:29:26 PM
Looking good, nice to see you getting to use it how you wanted after all that time spent building it.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on November 07, 2016, 12:42:36 AM
Good things happened around here since last time I've read the forum.  :congrats:
You're taking this trackday seriously!

Awesome car mate! :driver:

Thanks mate! Now I just need time to save for all the last bits that will improve my fun on track days. For daily use the car is perfect. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on November 07, 2016, 12:44:42 AM
Looking good, nice to see you getting to use it how you wanted after all that time spent building it.
Thanks mate! It's always fun to drive it! If gas was cheaper I'd do it even more often... :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Dan_ED30 on November 07, 2016, 12:12:26 PM
That is a cracking looking motor!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on November 07, 2016, 06:21:32 PM
That is a cracking looking motor!

Thanks man! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on November 14, 2016, 04:08:51 PM
Just updated the RNS-510 maps to V14 (2017). :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: xjay1337 on November 24, 2016, 06:38:28 PM
Nice, that reminds me I need to do 2016/2017 maps on my Kenwood. Been putting it off for weeks lol
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on November 24, 2016, 06:50:59 PM
Nice, that reminds me I need to do 2016/2017 maps on my Kenwood. Been putting it off for weeks lol
The updated maps have new roads available around where I drive. It's worth the update when trying to run away from traffic sometimes. It can now calculate better routes. :grin:

I've done some Black Friday purchases on Demon Tweeks, Amazon and ebay. :evilgrin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on November 25, 2016, 12:09:37 PM
Just ordered these.  :evilgrin:
NF Nitrous Formula Octane Booster 300 ml - 6 Pack
(http://rogerclarkmotorsport.co.uk/uploads/products/nullx800/2136569893.jpg)

http://rogerclarkmotorsport.co.uk/store/product/571-nf-nitrous-formula-octane-booster-300ml-6-pack (http://rogerclarkmotorsport.co.uk/store/product/571-nf-nitrous-formula-octane-booster-300ml-6-pack)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: RBS on December 03, 2016, 10:39:20 AM
 :happy2: Nice!! But what does it do?? :party:
Is it an aditive you poor into the tank? 

And as allways : Love to see you enjoy your ride on the track! :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 03, 2016, 05:36:02 PM
:happy2: Nice!! But what does it do?? :party:
Is it an aditive you poor into the tank? 

And as allways : Love to see you enjoy your ride on the track! :happy2:
I hope it boosts the petrol I get in my country to similar levels as the best in the UK. I can only get here 98 RON and I need an higher octane fuel to get more power from my engine safely.
My tuner said that with 100 RON I should get +20 BHP in the dyno. :smiley:

I just want to use for track days since for daily driving the current output is enough. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 07, 2016, 12:43:57 AM
So this year I prepared myself for the Black Friday deals. :party:

This is what I have at home so far:
4x Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 Gloss Anthracite
(https://www.autoalloys.com/content/images/thumbs/0003541_18-team-dynamics-pro-race-12-alloy-wheels.jpeg)

4x Federal 595 RS-R
(http://www.stgeorgetyres.com.au/source/Product/11220150631635592459916079375.jpg)

4x Aluminium spigot rings with 73,1 mm-57,1 mm
(http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/oncirrus/3/image/product/enlarge/0123456789/xLc9Qpu4Ok/nfwspigot-rings.jpg)

1x ProLift F5210 hydraulic jack
(http://www.shinnfu.com/sf_eu/photos/product/raw/1421936542.jpg?1034932239)

4x Unitec 10899 axle stand
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71wyHP%2BnP%2BL._SY450_.jpg)

1x Sealey AK624 1/2'' drive torque wrench
(http://itslondon.s3.amazonaws.com/p/xl/SEAAK624.jpg)

2x 17 mm wheel nut insert, 1/2'' drive
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31fPYBHI6iL.jpg)

2x Wheel bolt alignment tool M14x1.5
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTkzWDI1MA==/z/ypUAAOSwbYZXXqum/$_12.JPG)

1x Oil drain pan
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61sgvcu0t5L._SL1010_.jpg)

1x VW Racing intake for K04
(https://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-6y7pa5d/products/8208/images/8006/vwr12g6gt_bung__11133.1449609102.1280.1280.jpg)

1x Go Fast Bits lightweight crank pulley
(https://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-6y7pa5d/products/27178/images/31200/GFB-2012__86049.1466433766.462.464.jpg)

1x Custom TTS engine cover from @MC71 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4913) with bolts
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Tampa_TTS.jpg)


This is what I'm still waiting for:
1x VW Racing adjustable front drop links
(https://vwpartsinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Volkswagen-Racing-Drop-Links-Mk5-Mk6-Golf-Platform.jpg)

1x EBC Redstuff for Brembo 17Z (DP31521C)
(https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/98233_x800.jpg)

2x Front brake pad wear indicator sensors (7L0907637)
(http://www.autohausaz.com/secure/PartImages/7L0907637.jpg)

And that's it. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: MC71 on December 07, 2016, 07:08:30 PM
Great list of mods fella!!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 07, 2016, 07:30:40 PM
Great list of mods fella!!  :notworthy:
Thanks for the engine cover! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: fab5freddy on December 07, 2016, 08:43:41 PM
You must have taken the day off work to have time too order all that  :signLOL:

Nice list, let us know your thoughts on the crank pulley when fitted? I've been toying with this, would be good too hear your thoughts  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 07, 2016, 09:13:27 PM
You must have taken the day off work to have time too order all that  :signLOL:

Nice list, let us know your thoughts on the crank pulley when fitted? I've been toying with this, would be good too hear your thoughts  :happy2:

Ahahahh

I already had the list somewhat sorted beforehand. I had the whole week to do the orders, fortunately, since most stores lowered the prices Monday, I think. I really struggled to decide if I would spend the extra money on the VWR intake right now, but I think the currency conversion won't be better for me in the future. Might as well get it cheaper when I can. :wink:

I'll get my car tested at the same dyno to see what difference the intake makes. I also want to test the difference with the octane booster. Not sure if I have the time to do all that. I'll keep the topic updated. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: dansmith180 on December 07, 2016, 09:36:46 PM
Wow you really made the most of it didn't you. Great stuff as always  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 08, 2016, 12:39:13 AM
Wow you really made the most of it didn't you. Great stuff as always  :notworthy:
I plan on using the new wheels and tyres next year on track days. After watching the first episode of The Grand Tour with the Holy Trinity in Portimão's track I really would like to try it myself. The track is about 200 miles away. Not cheap but feasible to do.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 09, 2016, 07:03:11 PM
Decided to take a picture of one of the new wheels and tyres. I won't be needing them until February, when the 1st track day of next year should happen. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/TD_Pro_Race_1.2.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Federal_595_RS-R_1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Federal_595_RS-R_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: RBS on December 09, 2016, 09:42:01 PM
 :popcornsoda: :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 12, 2016, 11:06:42 AM
:popcornsoda: :congrats:
:drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 14, 2016, 01:06:22 PM
Only yesterday I got the dyno graphs from last July when I had the DSG tweaked. The tuner at the time increased the available clamping pressure, made the shifting faster, deactivated the kick down on Manual mode, deactivated the auto upshift on Manual mode after hiting the rev limiter and increased the rev limit to 7.000 rpm.

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/MB_Power_2.png)

With an IAT of +35ºC, since the ambient temp was around 25ºC that night, the engine made the same top output as it did in January when was colder. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 18, 2016, 12:29:35 AM
Today I got the parts that I recently bought fitted:
-Celtemp HPFP protection shield
-VW Racing intake for K04
-Custom painted TTS engine cover
-VW Racing adjustable front drop links
-Go Fast Bits lightweight crank pulley

I didn't take a picture of the GFB crank pulley but it's much lighter (1,4 kg) than the OEM part. It comes with 6 new bolts. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Celtemp_HPFP_Protection_Shield_2.jpg)

The included bolts had different sizes. One was too long and the other was the same size as the OEM bolt. So I kept the OEM bolts and I'll make a complaint to Celtemp. :fighting:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Admisso_VWR.jpg)

The closed cone bracket on the grill had to be trimmed a bit due to the larger IC so that the bolts could be screwed. Other than that all fitted nicely. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Tampa_TTS_2.jpg)

Final result! The engine bay is a bit black but it contrasts with the white car. I like it! :grin:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Tirante_VWR.jpg)

Both factory drop links were ruptured so it was a good call to get them replaced with better parts now. :smiley:

So far I'm liking the new engine sound. It has a deeper roar a bit louder than before. It makes me want to boost the engine more often so the louder sound is exciting. :driver: It's quiet on normal driving which was also something I was looking for. :smiley:

The engine seems to rev better on higher rpm and the butt dyno is happy with the new intake. I hope when I get the car dyno tested again the result is better too. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: RBS on December 18, 2016, 12:45:36 AM
As ever :  nice updates :happy2:
Nice new shiny bits mounted :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 18, 2016, 12:58:18 AM
As ever :  nice updates :happy2:
Nice new shiny bits mounted :congrats:

Thanks buddy! :drinking:

I also emptied the dirty water on my oil catch can. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: bonelorry on December 18, 2016, 09:46:04 PM
Like the look of the VWR Intake, I can imagine it offers the best of both worlds....Less restrictive then the OEM Airbox but still pretty quiet compared to an Open Air Intake :)

Pro Race 1.2's aswell  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Dave J on December 18, 2016, 10:26:23 PM
Like the look of the VWR Intake, I can imagine it offers the best of both worlds....Less restrictive then the OEM Airbox but still pretty quiet compared to an Open Air Intake :)

Pro Race 1.2's aswell  :happy2:
Sorry to Shoduchi for cluttering up his build thread, but yes - from experience, the VWR intake is very expensive, but it is just simply just the right amount of whoosh, chatter, and quietness.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 19, 2016, 10:51:36 AM
Like the look of the VWR Intake, I can imagine it offers the best of both worlds....Less restrictive then the OEM Airbox but still pretty quiet compared to an Open Air Intake :)

Pro Race 1.2's aswell  :happy2:
Thank bonelorry! I'm quite happy with the new increased roar on full boost and quietness during normal driving. I can hear just a bit more the DV+ chatter but nothing that I'd consider annoying. Now I need to see what difference does it make on a dyno sheet but since my K04 is only making 1.4 bar of stable boost I'm not expecting a very big increase, really. I do hope there's some difference since the car pulls well. :smiley:

The TD Pro Race 1.2 were the obvious choice since they cost me less than half of what the OZ did. They should clear the calipers even better too. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 19, 2016, 11:24:05 AM
Sorry to Shoduchi for cluttering up his build thread, but yes - from experience, the VWR intake is very expensive, but it is just simply just the right amount of whoosh, chatter, and quietness.
You're not cluttering, you're just helping a fellow enthusiast adding your personal experience. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: xjay1337 on December 19, 2016, 11:49:03 AM
I've heard stories of lighter crank pullies causing issues so be wary of that.

Glad you have made some nice small mods they look good :)

Only question is on the dyno chart what's the odd looking flat spot at 2500rpm?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 19, 2016, 12:38:43 PM
I've heard stories of lighter crank pullies causing issues so be wary of that.

Glad you have made some nice small mods they look good :)

Only question is on the dyno chart what's the odd looking flat spot at 2500rpm?
I didn't heard any but I didn't really search for them. I just trusted the GFB build quality... I'll look into it now. :thinking:

Btw, the GFB crank pulley isn't an underdrive version like the Neuspeed's is.

That flat spot corresponds to the boost spike and boost control. All TFSI engine do that spike on the BAPRO dyno. Not noticeable on the road unless I get traction issues. :signLOL:

The MAHA dyno where I had the car tested for the 1st time seems to filter that spike. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 19, 2016, 02:13:03 PM
This is the manufacturer's product information:
Quote
Best Lightweight Pulley Kit for VW Golf GTI Mk5 2.0t 04-09: The Go Fast Bits Golf mk5 crank pulley-non underdrive
GFB's lightweight non-underdrive crank pulley (part number 2012) is made from anodized aircraft-grade billet 6061-T6 aluminium and offers sharper throttle response and faster acceleration. Kit includes: crank pulley, 6 x bolts, 6 x washers (original factory belt is used).

GFB pulleys are designed to improve acceleration by reducing the rotational mass (inertia) on the crankshaft. The effect is similar to a lighter flywheel, and the engine feels more lively and willing to rev.

We know that people are sometimes concerned about possible adverse effects of lightweight pulleys, but rest assured we have done our homework! Whilst it is true that some engine types do suffer harmonic issues from lightweight pulleys, we steer clear of those. The kits we release are thoroughly application tested and do NOT cause engine damage in the short or long term.

Our products are manufactured in Australia and the company is accredited to ISO 9001, which ensures our products meet stringent quality requirements at all stages of manufacture.

GFB have Australia's best performance turbo management solutions. See more of our range at www.gfb.com.au.

Reassuring since they know about the harmonic issue with lightweight crank pulleys, I think.  :thinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 19, 2016, 02:16:07 PM
Rotamass states the following about their lightweight crank pulley:
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There is a common misconception that the factory crank pulley is a harmonic balancer which is not the case. The Volkswagen/Audi TSI engine's rotating section is fully balanced from the factory prior to the accessory drive pulley being installed. Since our Rotamass Lightweight Crank Pulley is precision balanced by both design and manufacturing, it performs nearly identical to the factory part it replaces. With our test engine, we removed the crankshaft prior to the installation of the pulley, measured the bearings and crankshaft journals. During all of our testing there was absolutely zero signs of abnormal engine wear.

I suppose the TFSI engine works the same. The OEM part didn't look like having any damper included.

This is another information about the GFB crank pulley for the BRZ/FR-S engine:
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WHY NO HARMONIC BALANCER?

A better name for a harmonic balancer would be "torsional dampener" since its main task is to absorb the rotational pulses inflicted on the crankshaft by the pistons. Most often it is incorporated into the crank pulley by attaching the outer belt drive ring to the inner by means of vulcanized rubber. At the right RPM, it is possible for a resonant frequency to be set up torsionally on the crankshaft. Resonant frequency occurs when the pulses of the engine correspond with the natural frequency of the crankshaft and it ancillary components. However, since factory pulleys are often comparatively heavy (reasons for this are described later) it is actually the large mass (and therefore inertia) of the factory harmonic balancer and flywheel that will help to excite this natural frequency. So by dramatically reducing the weight and inertia of the crank pulley, the natural frequency of the crankshaft is shifted and its ability to self-excite is greatly reduced. So in fact it is the harmonic balancer's own weight that necessitates the dampening, and since the weight of a GFB crank pulley is typically about 20% of the factory component it cannot supply an exciting force significant enough to damage the crankshaft.

An opinion often expressed is "if the manufacturer put it there, it must be there for a reason". However, if you look at it from the car manufacturer's point of view, casting pulleys from steel is very cheap and easy, because they can be produced in large numbers and there is no waste (as opposed to machining them from billet). But because the resulting pulley weighs significantly more than one made from aluminium alloy, it requires dampening.

Manufacturers will always build cars (even high performance cars) to suit the widest possible selection of driving scenarios and drivers, which means there are always compromises. The weight of the flywheel and pulley also affect how fast the revs drop between gear shifts, and a production car is designed to only allow the revs to drop fast enough for average shifts. If you hurry the shift the revs will be too high for the next gear, resulting in a sharp jerk as the momentum of the engine transmits through the drivetrain. Reducing the engines' inertia with a lightweight pulley kit allows faster and smoother shifting.

When looking at high performance engines such as those found in Honda VTEC equipped cars and the S2000, it is obvious that manufacturers do understand the benefits of reducing engine inertia, and have utilized lightweight pulleys to help the power output and responsiveness without the use of a harmonic balancer.

However, this is not the case for all engines, many of them do require the use of the harmonic balancer to prevent failure. Skylines with the RB20, 25 and 26 are a good example of this, which is why we don't make a pulley kit for them. The pulley kits we do make are for engines that do not rely on the balancer to any significant degree.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 20, 2016, 04:53:53 PM
I had to remove the only blue cap I had left on my engine bay so I got this instead. :laugh:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Tampa_do_Lquido.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on December 22, 2016, 10:59:49 PM
Went today to get the car tested on the dyno again after fitting the VWR intake and the Go Fast Bits lightweight crank pulley.

Now it measured 355,6 CV and 337 lbft, so about +20 CV and the same torque compared to last time, at 15ºC of ambient temp and 27ºC of intake temp. :pomppomp:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/4._MB_Power_3.jpg)

The intake really made a good difference, not just on the butt dyno. :grin:

Not sure what was the contribution of the lightweight crank pulley to the final result.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: RBS on January 02, 2017, 01:05:35 AM
Nice results! :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on January 02, 2017, 11:58:32 AM
Nice results! :wink:
Thanks RBS! :drinking:

Hope yours won't take long to be finished. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on January 22, 2017, 08:51:46 PM
Last weekend tried my best to seal the track wheels with Gyeon Rim Q2. Still need to coat them again to really make sure they're well sealed. I also test fitted the Team Dynamics with the Brembo 18Z and they have a bigger gap with the calipers. :grin:

Yesterday I went to my mechanic's garage who lives 200 miles away and we replaced the front pads with new EBC Redstuff, then we made a brake oil flush to see how the Motul RBF 600 handled the track day and there was no air in the right calipers like the previous oil flush with the ATE SL.6. Then he carefully set the VW Racing adjustable drop links to make sure they had the most neutral position. They were fitted with 3 cm less than the OEM drop links and in the same position as the OEM were by another friend. Looking carefully that wasn't ideal because the left top ball joint would reach it's maximum angle when under hard cornering, also due to the position of the Koni Sport damper connection to the drop link. On most coilovers the connection to the drop link is right above the sway bar connection. With the Koni Sport dampers the drop links were to angled. Now it's much better. :smiley:

The lightweight GFB engine pulley (~300 g) was replaced back to the OEM engine pulley (~1,6 kg). Still need to drive more to see if I notice the difference of removing the lightweight pulley. I've just done mostly highway miles since and was more worried about saving petrol on the way back (29.7 mpg before playing a bit with a GT-R). The difference would be on quick speed pickups, I think.

The car had a final overall checkup and the engine oil was topped off.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: xjay1337 on January 22, 2017, 09:42:54 PM
Good progress, nice upgrades :)

I think OEM engine pulley is better TBH. I have read a lot of issues with lightened ones.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on January 22, 2017, 09:52:41 PM
Good progress, nice upgrades :)

I think OEM engine pulley is better TBH. I have read a lot of issues with lightened ones.
Thanks Jay!  :drinking:

Yeah, Dan_FR explained me why it's a bad idea to fit lightweight engine pulleys on our engines so it had to come off before the track day: https://www.facebook.com/JNLRacing/posts/1141770932518180 (https://www.facebook.com/JNLRacing/posts/1141770932518180).

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: xjay1337 on January 23, 2017, 01:34:33 PM
Good link and discussion :)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 2nd track day at Estoril (picture heavy)
Post by: Shoduchi on January 23, 2017, 11:19:04 PM
After testing more carefully my car now, it's my opinion that the lightweight engine pulley does make a difference. The engine revved quicker from lower RPM with it fitted. Just to share my experience. I don't regret returning to stock since I value more my engine's lifespan. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 15, 2017, 11:30:15 PM
I went to my 3rd track day last Sunday. The weather forecast wasn't favourable. It said that it could rain most of the day... :sad1: Because of that I preferred to keep my road tyres fitted since I know how they handle on wet roads. I'm not too sure if the Federal would handle well. My friends use Toyo Proxes R888R and told me that they are good in the wet too but looking at online reviews of the Federal it wasn't reassuring.

Well, in the end I just caught rain during the short travel to the track and it was a clear sky (just above it) when I arrived. It didn't rain there once in the whole day, although it did in the nearby area! :surprised:

The track was still very wet on the 1st session but it dried during the rest of the day. Just some bits kept a bit wet and it was only noticeable on hard braking or hard cornering where the car slipped a bit. I never lost control of the car so it was just good fun. :laugh:

It was the first time I went on the track with a reduced tyre pressure! I'm still learning the ropes of this business...  :ashamed: When I returned to the box on the 3rd session (with an almost completely dry track) my front and rear tyres were 2,4 bar. Not sure if I should have reduced a bit more the pressure for the 4th session but I was enjoying the improved handling and kept it like that (1,9 bar on front tyres and 2,0 bar on the rear tyres). The tyre wear was also much reduced this time. :smiley:

I'll have to do the same learning when I finally use the Federal 595 RS-R. Hopefully next time. :grin:

These are the first pictures I had access to. More will be available on the next days. :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Estoril_Experience_Day_01.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Roberto_Malho_01.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Joseacute_Santos_01.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Joatildeo_Santos_01.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Joatildeo_Santos_02.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Miguel_Cunha_06.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Miguel_Cunha_08.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Miguel_Cunha_04.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Miguel_Cunha_01.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Miguel_Cunha_02.jpg)

And my only available video so far too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuN3zS82_LM

I had a great day and I've already booked next event in April. :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: golfmck1980 on February 16, 2017, 03:04:35 PM
Great pics man
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 16, 2017, 06:44:50 PM
Great pics man

Thanks mate! :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 16, 2017, 06:45:04 PM
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/Ivo_Santos_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: dansmith180 on February 17, 2017, 02:52:40 PM
Very nice mate. Glad to see you getting out there and using it as you intended to
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 17, 2017, 08:29:57 PM
Very nice mate. Glad to see you getting out there and using it as you intended to
Thanks Dan!  :drinking:

More videos are being prepared. :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: xjay1337 on February 17, 2017, 09:13:01 PM
Looks good fun..cant wait to see vids!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 17, 2017, 09:54:42 PM
Another angle of me passing at WOT. Mine is one of the quietest on the track. :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoV0zcfvaLo
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 18, 2017, 02:48:27 AM
3rd session:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJXqFM4R-BU
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 18, 2017, 04:10:36 AM
4th session:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6voUNLYNLw
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 18, 2017, 05:08:41 AM
Passing by compilation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8c-UqxTgTU
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 18, 2017, 05:16:56 AM
Exclusive category lining up to enter the track:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzZaOGzuLPI
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Mayney on February 19, 2017, 12:11:58 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Martin_jk on February 19, 2017, 09:36:59 AM
Just read your build thread start to finish, stunning car mate, so much attention to detail & amazing mods list! Keep up the good work :)


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Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 19, 2017, 02:26:19 PM
Nice!

Thanks!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 19, 2017, 02:28:30 PM
Just read your build thread start to finish, stunning car mate, so much attention to detail & amazing mods list! Keep up the good work :)


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Thanks! It's almost perfect for my wishes. Getting loads of fun with it! :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 20, 2017, 10:20:42 PM
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/AWP_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 27, 2017, 08:08:43 PM
Sourced 2 aluminium front wishbones from a Passat (3C0407151G). To go with them ordered new S3/Passat ball joints and nuts. Lets see if I can get them fitted before the next track day in less than 2 weeks. :smiley:

Also, had my old EBC Redstuff pads relined with Carbotech XP20 compound by Carbotech Europe (Carbotech part number for Brembo 17Z pads: CT1007). Ian from Carbotech is a pleasure to deal with. He told me that when he started sand blasting the pads he saw that they were yellow under the red paint. So despite being labelled as Redstuff he suspected that they started off as Yellowstuff and were repainted at EBC! He also said that it's quite common and sees it a lot. He guessed that it might be why some feel Redstuff are sometimes different from 1 set to the next.

Carbotech Compounds:
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XP20™ - Temperature zone : 135°C to 1093°C
Another step up in the highly successful XP™ series of compounds. XP20™ is the replacement for the highly successful XP16™ compound. With an extremely aggressive initial bite, linear torque curve and excellent fade resistance the XP20™ is still favoured by many. XP20™ has a temperature range of 135°C to 1093°C+ and maintains our tradition of having the outstanding release and modulation that has made all other Carbotech™ compounds so successful. The XP20™ as with other Carbotech™ compounds is very rotor friendly. Carbotech™ XP20™ is NOT recommended for use as a daily driven street pad due to possible elevated levels of dust and noise

They're £280 + £30 (VAT not included).

The pads were shipped today! :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: AJP on March 27, 2017, 09:37:53 PM
(http://daz.co/media/Circuito_do_Estoril/Fev_2017/AWP_01.jpg)
I've said it before, but your car is stunning. Perfect example of an ed30.

The pads sound good. Hopefully shave a bit off your lap times!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 28, 2017, 12:03:47 PM
I've said it before, but your car is stunning. Perfect example of an ed30.

The pads sound good. Hopefully shave a bit off your lap times!
Thanks mate! From what I was told from a fellow track day friend, who uses them on his Megane RS with 370 BHP, they're the best he has used so far considering the cost. He puts them at almost the same level of the more expensive Endless and Project Mu.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 29, 2017, 09:12:11 PM
The pads arrived:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Carbotech_XP20_1.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Carbotech_XP20_2.jpg)

They don't look much like they were before. Now they're stripped from unneeded parts for race use. :laugh:
(https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/98235_x800.jpg)
(https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/98237_x800.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 30, 2017, 12:02:47 AM
Found this flying lap video from 1991 of Schumacher's qualifying lap at Estoril. The circuit has more tight corners nowadays. :smiley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNBFgXVIKYs
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 31, 2017, 02:21:39 AM
Passat aluminium front control arms and ball joints fitted today! The aluminium control arms are half the weight of the iron cast version (4 kg vs 2 kg). :smiley:


(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Brao_S3_Dto..jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Brao_S3_Esq..jpg)

Parts fitted:
-Passat control arms: 2x 3C0407151G
-Left ball joint: 3C0407365B
-Right ball joint: 3C0407366B
-Nuts: 6x N10332002
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 4th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on April 19, 2017, 12:08:41 AM
Last 8th of April I went to my 4th track day at Estoril. It was an hot day and for the first time I took my new track wheels and track tyres. :smiley:

I was allowed to go on one of the Advanced classes so I knew I'd have well prepared cars on track with me. As usual I always let the fast ones pass when they got near me, because I don't like to make others waste their time. :smiley:

Here are a couple of pictures from the boxes while waiting for the 2nd round:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Abr_2017_01.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Abr_2017_02.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Abr_2017_03.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Abr_2017_04.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Abr_2017_05.jpg)

Not leaving the car under the sunlight if not needing to... :signLOL:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/CRM_01.jpg)

On track pictures:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Marco_Gomes_01.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Marco_Gomes_03.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Maacutercia_Moura_05.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Ana_Ferreira_01.jpg)

This Radical got a bit confused after spinning on that corner... :laugh:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/Marco_Gomes_02.jpg)

And IMO the best picture of my car on this track day:
(http://daz.co/media/Shoduchi/Circuito_do_Estoril/AWP_01.jpg)

A couple of videos from outside the car:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yevp2suvFb4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATjBj8vauYQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKQWVb-5w0o

The 3rd session with the help of a former pilot. What a great and fun experience this was! :grin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9c54ZrlKKs

The best lap recorded of the day happened on the last session with no co-pilot. I could have done better, though. Next time, I hope!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ju4ZhM5Fg

I had to learn on the first two session what was the correct tyre pressure to use with these tyres. The best handling was achieved with 1.7 bar on the fronts and 1.8 bar on the rears when cold. With that pressure they reached at least 2.2 bar when hot.

The rear camber was too negative at -2.5º compared with the front that was only around -1º. I had trouble making the rear slide a bit to help turning the car on the tighter corners. Reducing the front tyre pressure from 1.8 bar to 1.7 bar helped a bit. If I want the car to handle properly, I'll need adjustable top mounts (since I can't fit adjustable ball joints due to rubbing on the brake discs) and maybe a stronger rear ARB. Another option would be coil overs with adjustable top mounts...

The new Carbotech XP20 pads are really aggressive and unfortunately I could only get them fitted the day before using them on track. I guess I also didn't follow well Carbotech's instructions on how to bed them on track. By the 3rd session I could notice some vibration from the discs under hard braking due to pad deposits. At the 4th session the vibration was really bad. :doh:

I've ordered new discs, this time from Brembo since they were a 20% cheaper than the ones from ATE (got pricier at the moment). Lets see how these compare to ATE's that I liked. If I had the funds available I'd order fully fluctuating discs...

Well, that's it. Love going on track with my car. It's really addictive! :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 4th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on April 19, 2017, 12:27:52 AM
Not sure if this happened to anyone else but my front TD wheels centre caps melted. One fell off during the 3rd session and the other broke when I took it off to return the wheel to my 4 wheels stand. :signLOL:

I guess the brake discs got really hot this time. The OZ have carbon fibre centre caps, so they should be more resistant to high temperatures.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 4th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 30, 2017, 11:43:33 AM
Went for a drive this Sunday with a few friends on mountain roads. Had a blast with the car even with road tyres. :driver:

First stop for a group photo before starting the climb.
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Montejunto_04.jpg)

At the top:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Montejunto_02.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Montejunto_03.jpg)

Beginning of the return:
(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Montejunto_01.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Montejunto_05.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 4th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on June 05, 2017, 06:46:16 PM
Ordered an under brace bar from Addiction Motorsport and fitted it yesterday:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/EdYAAOSwbqpT6P~e/$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F)

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Underbrace_Addiction_Motorsport.jpg)

Now I'm waiting for R-Tech to have their rear brace bar available to order one to complete the chassis reinforcement. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 4th track day at Estoril
Post by: DANBOY66 on June 08, 2017, 05:01:33 PM
i always remove centre caps when on track

the chances of losing one or as you have found out melting one its just not worth the risk

 :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 4th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on June 08, 2017, 09:15:17 PM
i always remove centre caps when on track

the chances of losing one or as you have found out melting one its just not worth the risk

 :happy2:

Yeah, lesson learnt. :doh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 4th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 09, 2017, 07:27:49 PM
Much has happened since my last update. After the track day in April when I went to replace the Carbotech XP20 pads for the EBC Redstuff for road use, I noticed some problems with the external pistons of the Brembo calipers. The heat from the race pads burned the pistons that are made of a resin, not like the internal that are from aluminium and were like new.

So I had to get the calipers refurbished and the pistons replaced for new ones made of aluminium. Here are the pictures of the work done:
(https://i.imgur.com/him1zjp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/m8IiNm1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/b1VUfQi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UdScwxO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pmU7r6b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EW0iYKt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lB1sad1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JDEbuyb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tmC8BXg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qtIMNVM.jpg)

When I got them home:
(https://i.imgur.com/sG2zMbD.jpg)
Title: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: FJ1000 on October 09, 2017, 07:30:23 PM
Jeez! Pistons made of resin!? What the...

Good call on carbotech though. I have XP10's on my track car. Can be noisy on the road, but they're great on track. I can only imagine how good the XP20's are


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Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 09, 2017, 07:35:00 PM
Jeez! Pistons made of resin!? What the...


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From what the refurb tech told me the outside pistons are lighter to compensate from being further from the oil brake line plug. When pressing the brake pedal the inside pistons being nearer would start to move sooner. I don't know. I've used the calipers with only aluminium pistons and I haven't noticed any difference when braking. It was a bad surprise when he told me that the outside piston were damaged because they weren't made of aluminium like the inside ones. :sick:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 09, 2017, 09:39:20 PM
Later I finally received the rear brace bar from R-Tech. I chose the black version to go with the black interior so it's more discrete. I didn't take any picture yet and I didn't unwrap the package before the install. Waited +2 months to get it. :surprised:

Got the parts needed for the annual service and booked with my mechanic to get it done before the next track day.

Work done by my mechanic:
-Changed the engine oil (Millers Oils CFS Nanodrive 5w40 NT) and oil filter (OEM)
-Replaced the cam follower (OEM), HPFP seal (OEM) and the HPFP bolts (OEM)
-Oil catch can clean
-VWR intake canister clean
-Fitted the Brembo 18Z calipers with the Carbotech XP20 pads
-Fitted the ATE 350 mm that I had previously skimmed to remove the brake pad compound
-Changed the brake oil to Castrol React SRF Racing
-Fitted the R-Tech rear brace bar
-Adjusted the front Koni Sport dampers to decrease understeer

Due to lack of time he didn't have time to adjust the rear dampers.

This is the used cam follower with almost 15k miles:
(https://i.imgur.com/hmTptIE.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 09, 2017, 09:51:51 PM
In August I booked 2 sessions in Estoril for the 1st of October. Due to family demands I barely had time to bed the brake pads to the discs so I never pushed hard when braking to avoid activating the ABS.

Both sessions were temporarily suspended to remove a car from the track so I this time I didn't drive much with hot tyres. I also didn't get any proper camera to film. Just used my old Iphone 5 on a phone holder. It ran out of memory on the 2nd session . :ashamed:

Here's my best lap on the 1st session:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie6eZRFwIn4

Second half of the 1st session:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7MT791aGWs

And just a picture:
(https://i.imgur.com/iC6RmeK.jpg)

It was fun, the car was better this time but I left feeling unsatisfied. I wanted more time on track. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 10, 2017, 12:47:23 AM
I still have some more bits planned to fit during the next months. :smiley:

Parts:
-Powerflex engine mounts inserts (PFF85-530 e PFF85-531) -> ordered 2 weeks ago
(https://i.imgur.com/Jvbk5v6.jpg)

-LSD for the DSG from MFactory (Link (http://www.mfactoryeurope.com/mfactory/volkswagen/helical-lsd/mfactory-volkswagen-golf-gti-mk5-2004-2008-02e-dsg-20t-helical-lsd.html)) -> at home
(https://i.imgur.com/D3ZJz7C.jpg)

-Bigger OEM DSG cooler (02E409061C) 18 lines instead of 10 -> at home
(https://www.hothatchshop.cz/files_web/photogallery/original/946_DSG_01.jpg)

I've ordered the needed list of small bits to get the LSD fitted too:
-DSG diff bearings: 002517185M (SKF LM 503349/310) + SKF LM 102949/910
-Diff shaft seal kit: 02T409189K x1
-Gasket: 02E301580C x1 -> not sold by VW so it's DSG.GAS04 from Automatic Choice
-Shaft seal (right): 02T409189K x1
-Shaft seal (left): 02M301189G x1
-O-ring (15x2.5): N91027901 x1
-Shift rod oil seal (24.3x6.4): 02A301227M x1
-Cover: 02E301205C x1
-Seal ring: 02E323557B x1
-O-ring (27x3.2): WHT001403 x2
-Pan gasket: 02E321371E x1
-Pump to case gasket: 02E321385A x1
-Drain plug seal (24x29): N0438092 x1
-Sealing grease for radial shaft oil seal (50 g): G052128A1 x1
-DSG shim set: 02E398321 x1
-Round head screw: N10554002 x10
-DSG oil: G052182A2 x8
-DSG oil filter: 02E305051C x1
-DSG oil filter o-ring: N91084501 x1
-Oil cooler o-ring: N91027901 x2
-Oil cooler bolt: N90986102 x3

According to an American forum the bigger DSG cooler can decrease the oil temp up to 10ºC. I've asked AutoPolar to add the DSG oil temp to the list of parameters available. They told me that they were already working on it for a future firmware update. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on October 11, 2017, 04:24:15 PM
Good updates  :smiley:

How do you find the rear brace?  Notice any difference in tight turns at speed?

Plastic pistons in the brake calipers  :surprised:  Not seen that before.  Not surprised they melted!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 13, 2017, 02:29:27 PM
Good updates  :smiley:

How do you find the rear brace?  Notice any difference in tight turns at speed?

Plastic pistons in the brake calipers  :surprised:  Not seen that before.  Not surprised they melted!

Thanks Pudding!

The rear brace could be better made. My mechanic recognised its shape from many years ago sold by Raceland. He doesn't like to put holes in the body since he worries about what's behind the holes. He also didn't like much the bolts that came with the nutsert kit (very weak) so he advised me to avoid removing the brace. It's secure and tight but the fixing points won't like to be much messed with.

The car feels more like a go-kart. It's very solid and due to the H&R ARB it also doesn't roll much. Since my mechanic also adjusted the front Koni dampers I think most of the gains that I had on the reduction of the understeering were from that. The rear brace just helped a little by keeping the rear solid and the wheels aligned on tight corners. He also told me that he needed to reinforce the lower centre brace so it can make a noticeable increase in car's rigidity.

I also didn't know that there were pistons made of resin in Brembo calipers. :surprised:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on October 13, 2017, 02:42:40 PM
Good updates  :smiley:

How do you find the rear brace?  Notice any difference in tight turns at speed?

Plastic pistons in the brake calipers  :surprised:  Not seen that before.  Not surprised they melted!

Thanks Pudding!

The rear brace could be better made. My mechanic recognised its shape from many years ago sold by Raceland. He doesn't like to put holes in the body since he worries about what's behind the holes. He also didn't like much the bolts that came with the nutsert kit (very weak) so he advised me to avoid removing the brace. It's secure and tight but the fixing points won't like to be much messed with.

The car feels more like a go-kart. It's very solid and due to the H&R ARB it also doesn't roll much. Since my mechanic also adjusted the front Koni dampers I think most of the gains that I had on the reduction of the understeering were from that. The rear brace just helped a little by keeping the rear solid and the wheels aligned on tight corners. He also told me that he needed to reinforce the lower centre brace so it can make a noticeable increase in car's rigidity.

I also didn't know that there were pistons made of resin in Brembo calipers. :surprised:

I had the same problem with a similar design brace in my MK4.  I upgraded the nutserts to much bigger ones, but even then I would have welded the nutserts to the body in hindsight!   I put bulky things in my car quite often, so I had to go with a brace that comes out easily.

Cool, glad you like the changes!  Did he back the rebound off on the front Konis?  Making the front softer or the rear stiffer usually tunes out the understeer.....but it's always there in these cars no matter what you do! 

Looking forward to your LSD review  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 13, 2017, 07:55:49 PM
I have my 5 doors diesel Golf to transport bulky stuff. That's why I'm not too worried about this kind of brace. I think he did that to the front dampers. I hope the LSD makes what I've read online about them.  :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: RBS on October 21, 2017, 09:58:51 AM
You been bussy :happy2:
Keep up the great work! How'z the trackdays?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 21, 2017, 03:11:24 PM
You been bussy :happy2:
Keep up the great work! How'z the trackdays?

The track days are addictive. :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: ello on October 22, 2017, 04:50:38 PM
Stunning car!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 24, 2017, 01:55:27 AM
Stunning car!

Thanks ello! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 03, 2017, 12:34:40 AM
Really considering getting the Bilstein B16 PSS10 now. I need good coilovers that handle well without lowering too much my car and are TÜV certificated. The Koni I was previously considering are only good if I lower them at about the same ride height I have at the moment, so no gain there. :confused:

Sadly the price is almost double of the Koni. :thinking:

The KW V3 would be my 2nd option but are more expensive and much harder to adjust. Öhlins aren't even an option because they aren't TÜV certificated for the mk5 Golf GTI, just for the mk6 Golf GTI. Same chassis so I don't understand why they aren't certificated as well for the mk5s... :sad1:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: rich83 on November 03, 2017, 12:39:42 AM
PSS10 are brilliant. Highly recommend
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 03, 2017, 02:12:55 AM
PSS10 are brilliant. Highly recommend

Your feedback about them, the ride height of your Ed. 30 and most of what I've read online makes me want to order them. It might be better to wait for the Black Friday sale if I can't find a killer price till then.  :thinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on November 03, 2017, 10:13:52 AM
Why does TUV certification matter?  Is it a legal requirement in Portugal?  We can fit any old random crap to our cars in the UK and no one gives a toss, least of all the government in seems  :grin:    It's MK6 or nothing now anyway, so comes with the cert!   MK5 and MK6 chassis are identical.

Personally speaking, having owned PSS10 before, I would not buy them again for a road car.   The Ohlins feel very similar in terms of handling and road feel, but the ride quality is just so much more forgiving.  Both are good choices for track work though.   Had KW V3s as well and definitely wouldn't own those again.  Built well but very over rated in terms of handling and the dampers are not even in the same league as Bilstein / Ohlins.

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 03, 2017, 11:53:17 AM
Why does TUV certification matter?  Is it a legal requirement in Portugal?  We can fit any old random crap to our cars in the UK and no one gives a toss, least of all the government in seems  :grin:    It's MK6 or nothing now anyway, so comes with the cert!   MK5 and MK6 chassis are identical.

Personally speaking, having owned PSS10 before, I would not buy them again for a road car.   The Ohlins feel very similar in terms of handling and road feel, but the ride quality is just so much more forgiving.  Both are good choices for track work though.   Had KW V3s as well and definitely wouldn't own those again.  Built well but very over rated in terms of handling and the dampers are not even in the same league as Bilstein / Ohlins.

Yeah, it's a legal requirement here to get the different suspension part legalised to a car. It has to pass tests made by an auto lab and the lab only accepts parts with a TÜV certification. Most people don't do it but they can have their car impounded until returned to stock and also have to pay a fine.

So unfortunately Ohlins, although being one of the best available in the market, aren't an option for me. Just like the AST 5100 that were also recommended for track use by a friend who has them on his Megane RS3.

I'll have to see if the PSS10 on softer settings are forgiving enough for my needs on road use. They don't have to be really forgiving, just at least the same as my current setup (H&R springs with Koni Sport dampers). I hope they meet that since for a car used on track mine isn't that harsh or that firm, due to how the dampers are set. For what I've read so far, they seem to be soft enough when set with the softer settings.

For track use they should also be easy to adjust by increasing the stiffness and rebound.

Well, that's what I'm hoping for at the moment. :smiley:

My mechanic has the same opinion about the KW as you. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on November 03, 2017, 03:27:42 PM
Why does TUV certification matter?  Is it a legal requirement in Portugal?  We can fit any old random crap to our cars in the UK and no one gives a toss, least of all the government in seems  :grin:    It's MK6 or nothing now anyway, so comes with the cert!   MK5 and MK6 chassis are identical.

Personally speaking, having owned PSS10 before, I would not buy them again for a road car.   The Ohlins feel very similar in terms of handling and road feel, but the ride quality is just so much more forgiving.  Both are good choices for track work though.   Had KW V3s as well and definitely wouldn't own those again.  Built well but very over rated in terms of handling and the dampers are not even in the same league as Bilstein / Ohlins.

Yeah, it's a legal requirement here to get the different suspension part legalised to a car. It has to pass tests made by an auto lab and the lab only accepts parts with a TÜV certification. Most people don't do it but they can have their car impounded until returned to stock and also have to pay a fine.

So unfortunately Ohlins, although being one of the best available in the market, aren't an option for me. Just like the AST 5100 that were also recommended for track use by a friend who has them on his Megane RS3.

I'll have to see if the PSS10 on softer settings are forgiving enough for my needs on road use. They don't have to be really forgiving, just at least the same as my current setup (H&R springs with Koni Sport dampers). I hope they meet that since for a car used on track mine isn't that harsh or that firm, due to how the dampers are set. For what I've read so far, they seem to be soft enough when set with the softer settings.

For track use they should also be easy to adjust by increasing the stiffness and rebound.

Well, that's what I'm hoping for at the moment. :smiley:

My mechanic has the same opinion about the KW as you. :wink:

Just looked on Ohlins website and you're right, no approvals for the MK5.  How weird.  The kit was developed on the MK5, and is exactly the same kit for MK6/Scirocco  :stupid:

Anyway, I'm sure the PSS10 will be fine with the rebound turned down a bit.  I suppose it's the only choice you have......but it's a better choice than KW for sure  :happy2:

I wonder if these are TUV approved?  https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/uprated/tein-euro-dampers/volkswagen/golf-mk5.html
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 03, 2017, 07:00:48 PM
Just looked on Ohlins website and you're right, no approvals for the MK5.  How weird.  The kit was developed on the MK5, and is exactly the same kit for MK6/Scirocco  :stupid:

Anyway, I'm sure the PSS10 will be fine with the rebound turned down a bit.  I suppose it's the only choice you have......but it's a better choice than KW for sure  :happy2:

I wonder if these are TUV approved?  https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/uprated/tein-euro-dampers/volkswagen/golf-mk5.html

I think Ohlins just preferred to not pay TUV to have their Road & Track tested in a mk5 GTI. They must have just sent the newer mk6 GTI to get tested after they developed their kit for the PQ35 chassis. It all comes to costs. :sad1:

rich83 has the PSS10 fitted and loves them. I'm sure they'll be fine for my needs. For a more comfortable ride I have my wife's Golf with 17'' wheels and softer springs. :smiley:

TEIN is also another online well spoken brand that doesn't have any parts TUV certificated, AFAIK.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on November 09, 2017, 03:05:44 PM
Just looked on Ohlins website and you're right, no approvals for the MK5.  How weird.  The kit was developed on the MK5, and is exactly the same kit for MK6/Scirocco  :stupid:

Anyway, I'm sure the PSS10 will be fine with the rebound turned down a bit.  I suppose it's the only choice you have......but it's a better choice than KW for sure  :happy2:

I wonder if these are TUV approved?  https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/uprated/tein-euro-dampers/volkswagen/golf-mk5.html

I think Ohlins just preferred to not pay TUV to have their Road & Track tested in a mk5 GTI. They must have just sent the newer mk6 GTI to get tested after they developed their kit for the PQ35 chassis. It all comes to costs. :sad1:

rich83 has the PSS10 fitted and loves them. I'm sure they'll be fine for my needs. For a more comfortable ride I have my wife's Golf with 17'' wheels and softer springs. :smiley:

TEIN is also another online well spoken brand that doesn't have any parts TUV certificated, AFAIK.

I did a lot of reading up on KW vs PSS10 vs Ohlins and came to the conclusion it's too subjective to base a purchase on internet opinions.  So I relied on good old gut instinct and experience.  AKS Alex and Fab5Freddy moving from PSS10 to Ohlins did help with my decision slightly though  :smiley:

Get them bought already!  I'm sure you will find them agreeable  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Bodyboarder81 on November 09, 2017, 03:44:41 PM
Just been reading your thread ....

Great car with some very nice mods and more to come I see  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 09, 2017, 05:32:51 PM
I did a lot of reading up on KW vs PSS10 vs Ohlins and came to the conclusion it's too subjective to base a purchase on internet opinions.  So I relied on good old gut instinct and experience.  AKS Alex and Fab5Freddy moving from PSS10 to Ohlins did help with my decision slightly though  :smiley:

Get them bought already!  I'm sure you will find them agreeable  :happy2:

I believe Öhlins are better (they should since they're also more expensive!) and I'd love to buy them and get them legal on my car. Unfortunately that's not possible unless I get a mk6 GTI Ed. 35, which won't happen, or I move to a different country with different legar requirements. I'm keeping this until I move to an electric or hidrogen engine car. :smiley:

Since we're so close to the next Black Friday, I might as well wait and see what deals come up. I'd regret missing out on a good deal for just a couple of weeks. Also, my mechanic is too busy at the moment. I'll leave my car with him to get the LSD, the Powerflex engine mounts inserts and the coilovers fitted at the same time. I might add camber plates to the bunch since I have a friend who's selling ones. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 09, 2017, 05:34:18 PM
Just been reading your thread ....

Great car with some very nice mods and more to come I see  :happy2:

Thanks mate! It's almost finished, I think. :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Bodyboarder81 on November 11, 2017, 05:52:44 PM
Hi dude, just wondered where you got the front brakes from? Im loving them alot ! Would really like to get a set for mine . Are there any fitmeant issues or requirements at all? I have s3 calipers/rotors , do you know if my discs can be used with them? Sorry for all the questions  :ashamed:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 11, 2017, 06:20:27 PM
Hi dude, just wondered where you got the front brakes from? Im loving them alot ! Would really like to get a set for mine . Are there any fitmeant issues or requirements at all? I have s3 calipers/rotors , do you know if my discs can be used with them? Sorry for all the questions  :ashamed:

Hi!
I got my calipers from ebay. I found a good deal since they just needed to be painted and replace the lettering to Brembo instead of Porsche. I chose them because they can fit easier under racing wheels without needing to use wheels spacers. They require brake discs that are closer to the hub (that's why they are easier to fit, they're further from the wheel spokes), so you can't use your current VW discs.

If it was today I would have gone for the TTRS calipers with the Vagbremtechnic 362 mm AP floating discs. I think they'd fit under my wheels as well. At the time it looked too expensive because of the AP floating discs (I'm using plain MB ML450 350 mm discs that just cost around 100-120 €).

What are my issues with my current setup? Well, because the MB discs are closer to the hub, I can't fit adjustable ball joints from SuperPro. They rub against the discs when cornering due to their bigger size. It's also not that easy to source floating discs for my calipers. ECS Tuning makes them but they only sell them to who bought their stage 3 BBK. :stupid:

I have no complaints about braking power or brake pedal feel. They're very easy to modulate and very strong under hard braking. I never felt fade with them.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Bodyboarder81 on November 11, 2017, 07:01:39 PM
Thanks for the info , appreciate it  :happy2:

Ive just done a bit more research and it would appear if i want to keep my wheels i would have to run some large spacers ..... Which i dont want to do

Ill do some more research  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 11, 2017, 07:06:12 PM
Thanks for the info , appreciate it  :happy2:

Ive just done a bit more research and it would appear if i want to keep my wheels i would have to run some wuite large spacers ..... Which i dont want to do

Ill do some more research  :happy2:

If you're not planning on using your car really hard (track days or mountain roads), you can just get good pads (Project Mu, Relentless, Carbotech XP8 or XP10, Pagid RS, Carbon Lorraine, etc.). Your brakes are plenty for fast road. You can also fit Brembo Sport 340 mm discs for Audi TTS that are lighter and will sustain a good punishment without problems. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on November 30, 2017, 10:34:23 PM
If it was today I would have gone for the TTRS calipers with the Vagbremtechnic 362 mm AP floating discs. I think they'd fit under my wheels as well. At the time it looked too expensive because of the AP floating discs (I'm using plain MB ML450 350 mm discs that just cost around 100-120 €).

What are my issues with my current setup? Well, because the MB discs are closer to the hub, I can't fit adjustable ball joints from SuperPro. They rub against the discs when cornering due to their bigger size. It's also not that easy to source floating discs for my calipers. ECS Tuning makes them but they only sell them to who bought their stage 3 BBK. :stupid:

I have no complaints about braking power or brake pedal feel. They're very easy to modulate and very strong under hard braking. I never felt fade with them.

You could use custom Reyland bells and AP Racing CP4542 355x32 discs, I'm sure that with a few spacers your calipers will fit. This is what I'm using now. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 20, 2018, 02:09:57 PM
You could use custom Reyland bells and AP Racing CP4542 355x32 discs, I'm sure that with a few spacers your calipers will fit. This is what I'm using now. :wink:

Not sure if 355 mm discs fit under my Brembo 18Z but it's an hypothesis to think about. I'll try to source 350x32 mm discs, though. The pads clears them well. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 21, 2018, 08:53:03 PM
Finally got my Bilstein B16 PSS10 fitted last Saturday. :jumpmove:

(https://i.imgur.com/XOFXAkN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Y0W55Oi.jpg)

Set the ride height similar to stock to perform the road tests needed to make them legal (those tests are only performed with parts that have some kind of certification like the TÜV certification).

Initially dialled 5 at the front and 4 at the rear, like rich83 said in his build topic. While driving before getting the wheels aligned noticed that the ride comfort was a bit better over small bumps but harsher over bigger ones compared with my previous setup (Koni Sport dampers with H&R -30 mm springs). So Tuesday when I had the car up in the elevator to get the alignment sorted I decided to dial 4 at the front and 3 at the rear. The ride comfort got a bit better, so it has stayed that way since. :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/9Ca1iVX.jpg)

With the increased ride height I've lost a bit of negative camber at the front. I didn't have much time to properly test the suspension on fast road driving yet. So far the car handles pretty well and has no under steer, so happy days! :driver:

Last Friday I went to a old factory facility to perform the road test and in the end the road engineer needed to take pictures of the coilovers part numbers fitted, so we went to a MOT facility next door.

(https://i.imgur.com/7V4PHs1.jpg)

All was good so I just have to wait for the paperwork to get processed and to receive new car documents stating the different suspension fitted. :smiley:

I will lower it around 15 mm from stock height when I get the car corner balanced on scales. :smiley:

In the meantime I had the Powerflex bushes for the transmission mount fitted (PFF85-530) but I bought the wrong bushes for the upper engine mount. My car needs the PFF85-532 so I'll have to wait to get the PFF85-531 exchanged.

I've also replaced the spark plugs with new NGK BKR7EIX and fitted new R8 coilpacks. When my friend was doing that we found out that I had a small oil leak on the valve cover gasket (06F13483D), so I had that replaced too. All looked well inside when I had the cover off. :smiley:

I've received from MFactory the correct LSD version for my DSG (25 teeth parking ring). Not sure yet when I'll have that fitted. :thinking:

There are still more news coming soon. :evilgrin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 21, 2018, 09:01:26 PM
You could use custom Reyland bells and AP Racing CP4542 355x32 discs, I'm sure that with a few spacers your calipers will fit. This is what I'm using now. :wink:

I've looked online and found that AP Racing makes 350x32 discs with J-hook option available too:
RH = CP4542-154GA
LH = CP4542-155GA

I'll get these and custom bells from Reyland, like you advised. :happy2:

Edit: Weirdly those part numbers aren't available on the online catalogue, just on 6 pot brake kits. :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on January 22, 2018, 07:06:13 AM
Hmmm...yeah, that's strange, I never knew the existing of those discs, but that is good news.  :smiley:
You'll save a lot of up-sprung weight. Be careful with the bed in, J-hooked are known for generating some vibrations.
Did you install the LSD?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 22, 2018, 07:15:49 AM
Hmmm...yeah, that's strange, I never knew the existing of those discs, but that is good news.  :smiley:
You'll save a lot of up-sprung weight. Be careful with the bed in, J-hooked are known for generating some vibrations.
Did you install the LSD?

I thought J-hook discs would vibrate less than normal grooved discs.  :confused:

I still have to schedule the LSD installation. Now I have everything at home to get it done. My friend mechanic has to have time available as well. :thinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on January 22, 2018, 07:33:19 AM
Unfortunately this happened to my Reyland J-Hook discs:

(https://preview.ibb.co/gkqzpG/A51_EBA0_E_2_EE4_458_F_B870_9_B4_E93_DC8144.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cmd8ib)

I tried to clean them and do the bed in again, but I still had vibrations. After 2 trackdays with no more then 30 laps they cracked. Could be that APs will perform better.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 22, 2018, 08:41:35 PM
Unfortunately this happened to my Reyland J-Hook discs:

(https://preview.ibb.co/gkqzpG/A51_EBA0_E_2_EE4_458_F_B870_9_B4_E93_DC8144.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cmd8ib)

I tried to clean them and do the bed in again, but I still had vibrations. After 2 trackdays with no more then 30 laps they cracked. Could be that APs will perform better.

I hope the AP Racing will perform better and not crack after just 30 laps. :surprised:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 22, 2018, 08:44:34 PM
This is my latest map update. I've changed house, now it's from RPM Engine Power Management, which is based in Italy but has dealers in a few countries. Still a custom tune but from a remote tuner.

(https://i.imgur.com/79uDxuw.jpg)

It was done with BP Ultimate with 98 octanes. Now I have a lot more torque in the midrange while keeping the same at the top. :smiley:

It had to be done in 5th gear because in 4th the wheels kept spinning. Hence the high drag. Just like my previous map, which was measure in 5th gear as well.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Orama_19 on January 22, 2018, 10:56:53 PM
355cv está brutal!!  :jumpmove: :jumpmove:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 23, 2018, 10:34:27 AM
355cv está brutal!!  :jumpmove: :jumpmove:

Não é bem. As temperaturas reais de admissão naquele banco foram um pouco superiores a 50ºC pois tem ventilação fraca para as necessidades. Em estrada o IC anda nos 22-24ºC. Com cálculos de potência de acordo com uma norma qualquer e tendo em conta essa temperatura de admissão de 50ºC, a potência calculada seria superior à medida e não o contrário. :wink:

Foi medido assim para não aparecer um valor de potência calculada ainda mais elevada do que a medida.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on January 23, 2018, 12:13:02 PM
Yay, the Bilsteins are on  :happy2:

You must be enjoying how firm and stable the car is in the corners now?  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on January 23, 2018, 12:15:05 PM
Unfortunately this happened to my Reyland J-Hook discs:

(https://preview.ibb.co/gkqzpG/A51_EBA0_E_2_EE4_458_F_B870_9_B4_E93_DC8144.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cmd8ib)

I tried to clean them and do the bed in again, but I still had vibrations. After 2 trackdays with no more then 30 laps they cracked. Could be that APs will perform better.

I hope the AP Racing will perform better and not crack after just 30 laps. :surprised:

Without question  :happy2:

Genuine AP discs are the business.  Discs aren't just discs, it's all in the steel quality  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 23, 2018, 10:00:06 PM
Yay, the Bilsteins are on  :happy2:

You must be enjoying how firm and stable the car is in the corners now?  :smiley:

Yeah, the ride is firmer over bigger bumps compared with my old one. I can still make it softer but I'm not sure if I want to.  :laugh: Now the ARB work much less on cornering, for sure. Over small road bumps it's softer, though. I just need to avoid the bigger bumps on the road and all is fine. :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 23, 2018, 10:11:08 PM
Unfortunately this happened to my Reyland J-Hook discs:

(https://preview.ibb.co/gkqzpG/A51_EBA0_E_2_EE4_458_F_B870_9_B4_E93_DC8144.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cmd8ib)

I tried to clean them and do the bed in again, but I still had vibrations. After 2 trackdays with no more then 30 laps they cracked. Could be that APs will perform better.

I hope the AP Racing will perform better and not crack after just 30 laps. :surprised:

Without question  :happy2:

Genuine AP discs are the business.  Discs aren't just discs, it's all in the steel quality  :happy2:

I hope I can get the correct size discs from AP. 355 mm should fit but they'd leave a small lip on the outer margin. :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 31, 2018, 01:05:17 AM
I've finally left my car at a new shop to get the LSD fitted. :jumping:

@teo_parvu (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11916) as you told me, my factory fitted diff has 25 teeth, just like yours. I'm glad I could get the correct version before I had the gearbox opened. Many thanks for your help. :phew:

Here's my old open diff.
(https://i.imgur.com/lYyh2zb.jpg)

More to come. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on January 31, 2018, 02:53:30 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Finally!
Can't wait for a review. Mine is taking longer than expected.  :scared:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 31, 2018, 04:45:51 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Finally!
Can't wait for a review. Mine is taking longer than expected.  :scared:

Difficult jobs rarely run as fast as we like. Hope that it gets all sorted so you can drive it again! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on February 02, 2018, 03:02:31 PM
Looking forward to your diff report  :smiley:

Those crown wheel rivets used to shear off on older Golfs, punching a nice hole in the diff casing.  At least with the diff they get replaced with proper ARP bolts  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 02, 2018, 04:10:56 PM
Looking forward to your diff report  :smiley:

Those crown wheel rivets used to shear off on older Golfs, punching a nice hole in the diff casing.  At least with the diff they get replaced with proper ARP bolts  :happy2:

I didn't know that. Just read that MFactory LSD are made of forged high-nickel-chromium-molybdenum steel. The needed bolts are made of the same steel and are already included in the package. :smiley:

Taken from the MFactory site:
Quote
Specifications

  • Made from imported Japanese SAE 4320 & SAE 9310 Steel
  • Forged, Double Tempered and Super Sub-Zero treated for unsurpassed toughness
  • Advanced Shot Peening technology increases surface hardness
  • Designed to withstand the extreme shock loads of competition-level Drag Racing
  • Advanced gear geometry designed using industry-leading software puts more power to the ground
  • Only the highest quality Brighton-Best Hardware is used
  • Maintenance-free Gears eliminates the need for special fluids & rebuilds associated with plate-type LSDs
  • Lock-free operation ensures no adverse affect to steering response

I can't wait to drive the car again and try the new mod. :driver:

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on February 02, 2018, 06:01:45 PM
Not as common on the 02M/02Q/02D boxes, but it has happened  :smiley:  Was a big problem on the old 02A/02S.

Sounds like it's made of the right stuff  :happy2:

You're right about ARBs with stiffer suspension.  The stiffer springs do the same job.  Personally I would refit the OEM ARBs again as that is what Bilstein and Ohlins tune their kits with  :happy2:   It will improve the ride quality on bumpy corners.

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 02, 2018, 07:02:32 PM
Not as common on the 02M/02Q/02D boxes, but it has happened  :smiley:  Was a big problem on the old 02A/02S.

Sounds like it's made of the right stuff  :happy2:

You're right about ARBs with stiffer suspension.  The stiffer springs do the same job.  Personally I would refit the OEM ARBs again as that is what Bilstein and Ohlins tune their kits with  :happy2:   It will improve the ride quality on bumpy corners.

Thanks for the advice.  :happy2:

So far I can say that during the short time before I left the car at the workshop it drove really well and it turned even sharper than before. I have the smaller kit of the H&R ARB. I'll see later how the car handles and see if the upgraded ARB are an issue.  :smiley:

I avoid bumpy roads whenever possible to prevent wear on the suspension and on my back. :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 10, 2018, 05:19:49 PM
Decided to make a summary of the performance differences between the tunes. So current setup is this:

Mk5 Golf GTI Edition 30 DSG
RPM Power Engine Management Stage 2+ custom remap + DSG Stage 2 remap

Engine mods:
(https://i.imgur.com/79uDxuw.jpg)

It has now made 367 BHP and 499 Nm/368 lbf*ft.

This is a graph comparing the WHP difference between the previous tune (red) with the CAI fitted and ~345 BHP with the current tune (blue) using BP Ultimate 98 octane.
(https://i.imgur.com/F5yd5q5.jpg)

It's now much faster at mid range rpm. :evilgrin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on February 10, 2018, 08:33:32 PM
It is much faster everywhere...at least where it counts. K04 at max. Congrats!  :congrats:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 11, 2018, 09:51:53 AM
@teo_parvu (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11916) Thanks buddy. This week I hope I can drive my car again.  :party:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on February 11, 2018, 10:25:16 AM
Can't wait to get your opinion on the LSD. In my short 50 km test I think that was the only think working properly on my car.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 15, 2018, 01:07:23 AM
Just test drove the car today! Started with a DSG reset and followed with the recommended circuit. The gearbox felt just as it was before, smooth and fast. Didn't get to test the LSD properly. Tomorrow it's going to be corner balanced and then a new wheel tracking to complete the suspension upgrade. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on February 15, 2018, 08:22:28 AM
I cannot find anyone in Bucharest to do a proper corner balancing. God job!  :happy2:
Would be perfect with you at the wheel, or at least the final wheel alignment part.  :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 15, 2018, 01:44:38 PM
I cannot find anyone in Bucharest to do a proper corner balancing. God job!  :happy2:
Would be perfect with you at the wheel, or at least the final wheel alignment part.  :driver:

Yes, I'm going to be at wheel for everything and the gas tank at around half capacity. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on February 15, 2018, 02:30:36 PM
367bhp  :laugh:

Great work  :happy2:

I will refit my VWR intake again soon to see if I can get similar gains to yours.  I have strong flex coupling in mind which might fit the VWR pipes.  No compensation for engine movement is the the main thing that put me off that intake.   On track, there will be a LOT of engine movement!

With the LSD, have you found the steering self centering strength improves?   You should now get less fuel cuts (traction control) when accelerating out of tight turns.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on February 15, 2018, 02:37:24 PM
Yes, I'm going to be at wheel for everything and the gas tank at around half capacity. :smiley:

Profi style :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 28, 2018, 12:44:21 AM
Well, after a few days driving the car with the LSD fitted I can say that it fulfils what I hoped for. It's no miracle solution for wheel spin and torque under steer but it helps so much. Without pushing the car I can't tell there's a LSD fitted. Wish the car had it fitted from factory. It's really a must have for +350 BHP, less if you track the car. Really pleased with it. :driver:

There's still more news to come. For now I still haven't finished the corner balancing. I'm doing it at a friend's garage free of charge. We're still learning the ropes on my car. His Lotus Exige was much easier to balance. :laugh:

I'll leave a couple of pictures with friends. :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/Zf1SaOT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3eUg3TN.jpg)

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on February 28, 2018, 07:49:39 AM
Spot on - it is no miracle, it cannot beat 4x4, but it's a must for high powered FWD.
That Honda tough  :signLOL: - had the pleasure to test one, even on a dump track was only less that 3 second slower than mine. Honda completelly stock, mine with all the mods on slicks.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on February 28, 2018, 03:45:37 PM
Nice  :happy2:  Glad you like the LSD  :smiley:  Very subtle isn't it, until you kick it into action!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 28, 2018, 04:17:24 PM
Spot on - it is no miracle, it cannot beat 4x4, but it's a must for high powered FWD.
That Honda tough  :signLOL: - had the pleasure to test one, even on a dump track was only less that 3 second slower than mine. Honda completelly stock, mine with all the mods on slicks.

I've driven that Type-R FK8 for a short and not that fast drive. It steers really well on roundabouts and tight corners. I've rode shotgun when testing against a stock 7.5R DSG. It gains at top end a bit. I don't like its aesthetics, though.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on February 28, 2018, 04:19:10 PM
Nice  :happy2:  Glad you like the LSD  :smiley:  Very subtle isn't it, until you kick it into action!

It's a must have like everyone said. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on March 01, 2018, 12:59:31 PM
Good stuff.  I am still undecided whether to continue with the hassles of the manual gearbox, or switch to DSG, but either way an LSD will feature in the build  :smiley:

Just need to decide if I go plate diff (gripper) or torque biasing (Wavetrac, quaife, peloquins, your diff etc).

From what I've read, plate diffs can massively increase understeer, so you have to drive them differently.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 01, 2018, 02:46:33 PM
Good stuff.  I am still undecided whether to continue with the hassles of the manual gearbox, or switch to DSG, but either way an LSD will feature in the build  :smiley:

Just need to decide if I go plate diff (gripper) or torque biasing (Wavetrac, quaife, peloquins, your diff etc).

From what I've read, plate diffs can massively increase understeer, so you have to drive them differently.

From what I read plate diffs are the business but they're too noisy, need maintenance and aren't good for daily driving and daily car manoeuvres.

If you have the funds retrofitting a DSG will make it faster to deal with when you push the engine hard. And I remember you still haven't fitted the TTE420. You don't need to extract all of its potential to have fun. You'll probably make 400 BHP with low boost and it won't have the surge like the K04 has. :wink:

As I said, I chose my diff because it cost me less than €900 (MSRP would be +€200). The Quaife and the Peloquin, which I don't think are different, would be more expensive. The Wavetrac for DSG would cost around €1500, and I'm not sure if I'd notice any difference with my driving skills. I'm just an enthusiast driver. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on March 01, 2018, 03:21:04 PM
Gripper do a road version of their diff which is supposed to be quieter and less aggressive, but it's still not maintenance free and won't be as smooth/quiet as your diff.

Yep, TTE420 still to do and now DSG.  It's going to be an expensive year  :doh: :grin:   I am thinking exactly that - medium boost for 380-400hp, rather than flat out and risk breaking a piston  :happy2:   But it will have a much fatter torque curve than the stock KO4  :smiley:

What is next for your white beast?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 01, 2018, 03:23:57 PM
Gripper do a road version of their diff which is supposed to be quieter and less aggressive, but it's still not maintenance free and won't be as smooth/quiet as your diff.

Yep, TTE420 still to do and now DSG.  It's going to be an expensive year  :doh: :grin:   I am thinking exactly that - medium boost for 380-400hp, rather than flat out and risk breaking a piston  :happy2:   But it will have a much fatter torque curve than the stock KO4  :smiley:

What is next for your white beast?  :laugh:

You can always fit the TTE420 while you save for the DSG... :innocent:

Soon, I'll share the news when I have them.  :wink: Still waiting for Reyland Motorsport to respond to my enquiry about the 2 piece discs... :thinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on March 01, 2018, 04:01:02 PM
Yep, TTE420 still to do and now DSG.  It's going to be an expensive year  :doh: :grin:   I am thinking exactly that - medium boost for 380-400hp, rather than flat out and risk breaking a piston  :happy2:   But it will have a much fatter torque curve than the stock KO4  :smiley:

Lol, expensive indeed, been there.
I've always fitted good parts on mine, that was what kept me from selling and getting one with DSG. But for sure it is cheaper that way.  :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on March 01, 2018, 05:02:09 PM
Yep, TTE420 still to do and now DSG.  It's going to be an expensive year  :doh: :grin:   I am thinking exactly that - medium boost for 380-400hp, rather than flat out and risk breaking a piston  :happy2:   But it will have a much fatter torque curve than the stock KO4  :smiley:

Lol, expensive indeed, been there.
I've always fitted good parts on mine, that was what kept me from selling and getting one with DSG. But for sure it is cheaper that way.  :wink:

I guess if you know the car and it's in great condition, it's a bit of risk starting over with a new car...... and then you would have to repeat the mods all over again!  :grin:

And buying a DSG car is too easy! It's more of a challenge and rewarding retrofitting stuff to your own car.  It gives it an interesting history  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 14, 2018, 06:53:47 PM
Got a 2nd hand TTE420 from a fellow Ed. 30 owner who forged his engine and fitted a really big turbo. Fitted it last week and had the tune tweaked to work with it. It now pulls even better on top end. Got it because it's better than a K04, it had a good price and Niki Gower praised its performance when it was fitted on the Ed. 30 where it came from. :smiley:

Still need to test the improvement on a dyno, but the butt dyno is happy. It's more linear now since it pulls even stronger at the top end. I'll fit an upgraded LPFP just for safety and maybe WMI. I have no lack of fuel on the logs made after the tweak. It should also help decreasing the EGT since I'm not pushing the turbo much, compared with what the K04 was with the new tune.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on March 15, 2018, 07:47:26 AM
 :grin: :grin: Great news! Looking forward to see the new results. :D
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on March 15, 2018, 06:26:44 PM
Lol, you kept that quiet Joaquim  :grin:  You beat me to it!!  :drinking:

How does the throttle response / low end performance feel compared to the KO4?  I am expecting it to feel a bit laggier?

How old is your TTE420?  They changed the compressor wheel to a GTX2871 billet fairly recently, much to the anger of people who had already bought one with the older wheel  :grin:

Did the tune need much adjustment?  I am thinking of just running mine with Revo 2+ and see what happens.   The MAF will self tune to an extent and I can tune the fuel and timing with the SPS.

What FPR do you have in currently?  RS4?  You may need a 165bar FPR if you push the TTE flat out.  A TTRS lift pump would also be a good idea.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 15, 2018, 07:57:50 PM
:grin: :grin: Great news! Looking forward to see the new results. :D

You should get one of these too. If not from TTE, from Skillaturbos or from Turbo One. They've been tested and deliver the power with lower EGT than the TTE. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 15, 2018, 08:26:48 PM
Lol, you kept that quiet Joaquim  :grin:  You beat me to it!!  :drinking:

How does the throttle response / low end performance feel compared to the KO4?  I am expecting it to feel a bit laggier?

How old is your TTE420?  They changed the compressor wheel to a GTX2871 billet fairly recently, much to the anger of people who had already bought one with the older wheel  :grin:

Did the tune need much adjustment?  I am thinking of just running mine with Revo 2+ and see what happens.   The MAF will self tune to an extent and I can tune the fuel and timing with the SPS.

What FPR do you have in currently?  RS4?  You may need a 165bar FPR if you push the TTE flat out.  A TTRS lift pump would also be a good idea.

Yes, I preferred to wait and see if all was fine with the used turbo. :innocent:

The car is now more progressive and near the torque limit of the DSG. So it's faster but also easier to drive than before. I do notice a tiny bit more lag than my K04 had, but the spool is still pretty good when I floor the accelerator. I also don't get the surge that I had with the K04, so in practise this turbo is much better. Good low end and stronger top end.

I'm at the limit of the RS4 FPRV at the moment and it's enough for me. I don't plan on flatting out the TTE. I'll fit a DW65v in a old shape fuel pump basket. I ordered a 1K0919051AE. The TTRS pump doesn't have the gas level sensor with the correct shape, so it messes up the reading.

When did they change the compressor wheel? I've seen a post from April 2015 talking about a 2871X TTE billet compressor wheel (Link (http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/tte420-upgrade-performance-turbocharger-vag-2-0-tfsi.234622/). I think my turbo is from mid 2016 so it should have that new gen wheel.

My tune tweak decreased the low to mid end torque (my DSG started slipping because it was just too much boost at almost 4000 rpm) and increased the fuelling at the top end to go with the increased air volume from the bigger wheel. I'm still getting to know how the engine works because it's raining, so it's easy for the wheels to spin even in 4th gear if I press too much the accelerator. :laugh:

When I made the logs the road was dry and the car was very fast. The ECU was still adapting, so it wasn't at its best yet. :smiley:

Fit the turbo, I bet you'll love it as much as I do. :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on March 16, 2018, 07:19:33 AM
Hmmm...tempted but there are 2 issues: First one, I'm racing and I would be in a different class, along with 911 Turbos. Despite the fact that in my class there is already a K20 Turbo Elise which for sure has a lot more power than declared, I'm trying to remain a gentleman. :D
The second concern is if my DSG can hold the torque, I still haven't pushed my K04 at the limit with it.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on March 19, 2018, 10:55:31 AM
Lol, you kept that quiet Joaquim  :grin:  You beat me to it!!  :drinking:

How does the throttle response / low end performance feel compared to the KO4?  I am expecting it to feel a bit laggier?

How old is your TTE420?  They changed the compressor wheel to a GTX2871 billet fairly recently, much to the anger of people who had already bought one with the older wheel  :grin:

Did the tune need much adjustment?  I am thinking of just running mine with Revo 2+ and see what happens.   The MAF will self tune to an extent and I can tune the fuel and timing with the SPS.

What FPR do you have in currently?  RS4?  You may need a 165bar FPR if you push the TTE flat out.  A TTRS lift pump would also be a good idea.

Yes, I preferred to wait and see if all was fine with the used turbo. :innocent:

The car is now more progressive and near the torque limit of the DSG. So it's faster but also easier to drive than before. I do notice a tiny bit more lag than my K04 had, but the spool is still pretty good when I floor the accelerator. I also don't get the surge that I had with the K04, so in practise this turbo is much better. Good low end and stronger top end.

I'm at the limit of the RS4 FPRV at the moment and it's enough for me. I don't plan on flatting out the TTE. I'll fit a DW65v in a old shape fuel pump basket. I ordered a 1K0919051AE. The TTRS pump doesn't have the gas level sensor with the correct shape, so it messes up the reading.

When did they change the compressor wheel? I've seen a post from April 2015 talking about a 2871X TTE billet compressor wheel (Link (http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/tte420-upgrade-performance-turbocharger-vag-2-0-tfsi.234622/). I think my turbo is from mid 2016 so it should have that new gen wheel.

My tune tweak decreased the low to mid end torque (my DSG started slipping because it was just too much boost at almost 4000 rpm) and increased the fuelling at the top end to go with the increased air volume from the bigger wheel. I'm still getting to know how the engine works because it's raining, so it's easy for the wheels to spin even in 4th gear if I press too much the accelerator. :laugh:

When I made the logs the road was dry and the car was very fast. The ECU was still adapting, so it wasn't at its best yet. :smiley:

Fit the turbo, I bet you'll love it as much as I do. :wink:

Excellent, I'm glad you are happy with it  :happy2:

If they changed the compressor wheel in 2015, then you should definitely have the latest wheel!

Ah OK.  I'm sure I saw on AKS's website a TTRS pump kit with the right bits for FWD fitment, but the DW65v sounds like a good idea then, and cheaper!
I just looked it up and it fits exactly as standard, so no concerns about fuel surge in the corners like you used to get with Walbro GSS340 drop ins  :happy2:

I think based on your review I will definitely fit it.  I was thinking of selling it.  I need to change the brake servo first, and get tyres, and possibly a new steering rack  :doh:  So the TTE420 is therefore bottom of the priority list as that doesn't affect the way the car handles.

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: petem86 on March 20, 2018, 07:48:22 AM
lovely golf!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Raj2212 on March 24, 2018, 10:34:43 AM
Beautiful looking motor  :happy2: Great mods. Bit jealous of your front parking sensors wish I had them on mine haha. Have you installed optical parking ?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 24, 2018, 11:18:12 AM
lovely golf!

Thank you petem86. :drinking:


Beautiful looking motor  :happy2: Great mods. Bit jealous of your front parking sensors wish I had them on mine haha. Have you installed optical parking ?

Thank you Raj. Yes, I had the front and rear OPS parking sensors installed. I shared a picture on the opening post showing them working. :wink:

(http://daz.co/media/mm475/Shoduchi/Golf_GTI_Ed._30_24.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Post by: Raj2212 on March 24, 2018, 01:01:42 PM
Nicely done mate  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 19, 2018, 04:00:53 AM
I've gone to another track day at Estoril last March. Now for the first time with the Bilstein B16, the LSD and the TTE420 fitted. It confirmed that the OEM brake discs can't handle the Carbotech XP20, even braking lightly before the corners. So I've decided to upgrade the front brake setup and some other bits.

Parts bought since the track day:
-Set of TTRS 8J calipers in good condition, painted red and with white GTI letters (8J0615107A; 8J0615108A)
-Front 2-piece 362x32mm disc & caliper carrier kit - allows fitment of 4 piston TTRS/RS3 Brembo calipers (DI0003) (https://www.vagbremtechnic.com/front-2-piece-362x32mm-disc-caliper-carrier-kit-allows-fitment-of-4-piston-ttrs-rs3-brembo-calipers-di0003/)
-PFC 11 compound (https://pfc.parts/motorsports/pfc-compounds/11-compound-2/) brake pads (1001)
-Brake pads mount kit (8J0698269 x2)
-Passat B6/S3 8P aluminium spindles with wheel bearings (3C0407257F and 3C0407258F)
-Other small bits needed (WHT005437 x2; WHT000785 x4; N91084901 x4)
-RS3 suspension control arm air ducts (8P0863149B; 8P0863150B; N10422203 x2; N90761102 x2; 8P0864133A x2)
-SuperPro adjustable ball joints (TRC0003 (https://superpro.com.au/tradeview/index.php?view=parts_product&cid=999500629&vid=&productnr=TRC0003))
-SuperPro rear heavy duty sway bar link kit (TRC1045L (https://superpro.com.au/tradeview/index.php?view=parts_product&cid=999500629&vid=&productnr=TRC1045L))
-Used AKS Tuning VAG TFSI cam follower to TSI cam follower roller conversion kit (https://www.akstuning.co.uk/engine-components/387-aks-tuning-vag-tfsi-cam-foller-tsi-roller-conversion.html) from @Pudding (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10733)
-HPPF seal (WHT005184) and timing chain cover gasket (06D103121B)
-Revised engine oil dipstick (06F115611F)
-PolarFIS Advanced PF04 (https://www.autopolar.net/producto/polarfis-mk5-mk6-8p-8j/)

I finally went to pickup the calipers today. I wish the painter centred better the letters. I hope it won't be that noticeable once fitted in the car.
(https://i.imgur.com/mPuYmQT.jpg)

Oh, I got a few pictures from the track day as usual.
(https://i.imgur.com/YmPCH7M.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZK1j6Vb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/b4iRG7g.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3jiTaZ0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dZYGvr5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qDPQrmQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dXWY1g7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9YUy9Bg.jpg)

Three white VAG cars in the same picture:
(https://i.imgur.com/cHB3ew0.jpg)

Lets see if I can get the new parts fitted without any clearance issues between them.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: colesey on May 19, 2018, 09:30:25 AM
Some serious weight loss here!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on May 19, 2018, 12:40:55 PM
Great work  :happy2:

Are the TTRS calipers better than your existing Brembos?  The GTI lettering looks great to me  :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 19, 2018, 05:04:25 PM
Some serious weight loss here!

Can't wait to see how it will handle with this weight reduction on the front wheels. Just on the discs will be 4,4 kg reduction per corner. Pads, calipers and spindles will also be lighter. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 19, 2018, 05:12:00 PM
Great work  :happy2:

Are the TTRS calipers better than your existing Brembos?  The GTI lettering looks great to me  :wink:

The calipers themselves I don't think so. I had to change to these TTRS calipers because I couldn't source 355 mm 2-piece floating discs from AP Racing for the Brembo 18Z. The only source I found was Girodisc in the USA, but it would be very expensive. So expensive that I think in the long run this brake setup change makes more sense. Sent 3 emails to Reyland Motorsport requesting custom bells for the Brembo 18Z. They never replied...

Thanks for the comment on the letters. I made the letters myself using Paint. :signLOL: I later sent the BMP file with the size I wanted to a guy who works with vinyl stuff. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on May 20, 2018, 06:39:08 AM
Good to see you back on track.  :grin:

The car looks superb and I've just realized that I've choose the wrong color for my TD wheels. The up-sprung weight saving is always good and it will be felt, but there is also rotational mass reduction.  :happy2:

I've also used Carbotech XP20 and they are generating tremendous amount of heat despite my brake ducts. In the end, I switched to Pagid. I think that's why the OEM discs can't handle them.

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 23, 2018, 08:29:55 AM
Good to see you back on track.  :grin:

The car looks superb and I've just realized that I've choose the wrong color for my TD wheels. The up-sprung weight saving is always good and it will be felt, but there is also rotational mass reduction.  :happy2:

I've also used Carbotech XP20 and they are generating tremendous amount of heat despite my brake ducts. In the end, I switched to Pagid. I think that's why the OEM discs can't handle them.

I don't think you chose the wrong colour for your wheels, because they look awesome! Maybe they don't hide as well the brake pad dust, I guess... :confused:

The Carbotech XP20 are too hardcore for me for that reason. They can really make a lot of heat. No OEM discs can handle that! :scared:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 23, 2018, 08:39:11 AM
Yesterday I had time to get the front brakes fitted (finally!). :smiley:

We started with lots of boxes and plastic bags. :surprised:
(https://i.imgur.com/I3R9qJ5.jpg)

The 362 mm AP Racing disc just looks the business. :love:
(https://i.imgur.com/qwjdiVs.jpg)

All fitted with no issues.
(https://i.imgur.com/F9O9ki5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ycdcSDw.jpg)

Plenty of wheel spoke clearance. :jumping:
(https://i.imgur.com/SNgmf8A.jpg)

Parts fitted:
-Set of TTRS 8J calipers in good condition, painted red and with white GTI letters (8J0615107A; 8J0615108A)
-Front 2-piece 362x32mm disc & caliper carrier kit - allows fitment of 4 piston TTRS/RS3 Brembo calipers (DI0003)
-PFC 11 compound brake pads (1001)
-Brake pads mount kit (8J0698269 x2)
-Passat B6/S3 8P aluminium spindles with wheel bearings (3C0407257F and 3C0407258F)
-Other small bits needed (WHT005437 x2; WHT000785 x4; N91084901 x4)
-SuperPro adjustable ball joints (TRC0003)

I was so happy when we confirmed that these brake discs clear the SuperPro ball joints and the wheels spokes!!! :pomppomp:

PS: Now I need to get the wheel tracking done. The new aluminium spindles changed it a lot! :surprised:
PSS: I also have new ATE 310 mm rear brake discs and new Ferodo DS2500 rear pads to fit.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on May 23, 2018, 10:39:34 AM
AP Racing  :drinking:

It all fits perfectly  :happy2: 

I found the same with the Passat spindles, it completely threw the toe angle out....a LOT!

The tie rod mounting arm looked lower compared to the GTI's by eye, but I never measured the height difference.  Adding the 5mm taller Passat / SuperPro ball joints to the Passat spindles is great for reducing bump steer  :happy2:   Probably a minor benefit on a smooth track, but on bumpy country roads, it really helps.

It is weird how the Passat got all the good stuff but it's not even a 'performance' car  :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: colesey on May 23, 2018, 11:08:35 AM
Fwiw fitting the superpro (passat) lca and bjs onto my stock gti hubs changed the toe enormously also! Think the cars with the heavy 345mm brakes got alloy arms and hubs to offset some of the weight gain.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on May 23, 2018, 11:18:08 AM
Passat was mostly 312mm brakes as per the GTI, and the R32 got cast steel hubs.   I wonder if the Jetta got alloy parts?   I think it VW just consider the Passat and Jetta more 'premium' than the Golf.  How about the 6R vs S3?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 23, 2018, 11:23:53 AM
AP Racing  :drinking:

It all fits perfectly  :happy2: 

I found the same with the Passat spindles, it completely threw the toe angle out....a LOT!

The tie rod mounting arm looked lower compared to the GTI's by eye, but I never measured the height difference.  Adding the 5mm taller Passat / SuperPro ball joints to the Passat spindles is great for reducing bump steer  :happy2:   Probably a minor benefit on a smooth track, but on bumpy country roads, it really helps.

It is weird how the Passat got all the good stuff but it's not even a 'performance' car  :grin:

I already had the S3/Passat ball joints fitted that with a bit of trimming on the cast were possible to run without rubbing the discs. Unfortunately when I tried to fit the SuperPro ball joints before no reasonable trimming solved the rubbing issue (and the ball joint boots ruptured as well). :sad1:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 23, 2018, 11:27:04 AM
Fwiw fitting the superpro (passat) lca and bjs onto my stock gti hubs changed the toe enormously also! Think the cars with the heavy 345mm brakes got alloy arms and hubs to offset some of the weight gain.

Not all. The R32 didn't get any alloy part on the front suspension, just got a rear alloy subframe to offset a bit of weight gain due to the AWD system. Just the S3 and the Cupra got front alloy parts.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 23, 2018, 11:29:38 AM
Passat was mostly 312mm brakes as per the GTI, and the R32 got cast steel hubs.   I wonder if the Jetta got alloy parts?   I think it VW just consider the Passat and Jetta more 'premium' than the Golf.  How about the 6R vs S3?

Nah, Jettas got the same parts as Golfs did. The 6R is just like the mk5 R32 with cast parts. The S3 and the Cupra, as I previously wrote, got the more 'race' oriented alloy parts.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on May 26, 2018, 03:50:49 PM
VW cheaped out on us  :grin:

Alloy has different NVH characteristics as well as lighter weight, which is probably why the 'premium' cars got it vs steel for the humble Golfs.

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on May 26, 2018, 11:37:24 PM
Brakes looking delicious
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Christiank on May 27, 2018, 12:12:58 PM
Looks great with the new breakes mate!

Should be something that you fell in steering with all the parts changed at one time.


I also changed my hubs, wishbones, dampers, struts, wheel bearings and a few other parts once everything was apart anyway… Just makes no sense to me why my Vagbremtechnic adapters won't fit with my 986 front calipers from the Porsche Boxster - Hopefully a solution will come soon!  :rolleye:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on May 27, 2018, 06:04:47 PM
That is a weird one.  Hope you sort it mate.   I don't really understand why the Passat spindles cause problems when everything lines up perfectly with the standard brakes and the 340mm MK7 brake setup etc.  Strange!!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 29, 2018, 06:59:28 PM
Brakes looking delicious

Thanks! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 29, 2018, 07:04:12 PM
Looks great with the new breakes mate!

Should be something that you fell in steering with all the parts changed at one time.


I also changed my hubs, wishbones, dampers, struts, wheel bearings and a few other parts once everything was apart anyway… Just makes no sense to me why my Vagbremtechnic adapters won't fit with my 986 front calipers from the Porsche Boxster - Hopefully a solution will come soon!  :rolleye:

Yeah, it feels light like before fitting big brakes. So much better now. :grin:

Like Pudding said, it's weird that you had that issue. If it doesn't fit with your alloy hubs have you tested it in your cast hubs? :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on June 27, 2018, 09:03:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Cxc2BXFKk

The McLaren Senna being track tested in the Estoril circuit. :smiley:

Awesome car in a good circuit. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on June 28, 2018, 07:06:01 AM
Oh, that is a proper drivers car. Couldn't care less about some saying it's ugly, form follows function.  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on June 28, 2018, 11:22:17 AM
Oh, that is a proper drivers car. Couldn't care less about some saying it's ugly, form follows function.  :happy2:

My opinion exactly! If I want a more beautiful car, I can always choose the 720S. :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 06, 2018, 07:54:34 PM
Finally had time to do the tracking with the new suspension mods. I also had to raise the car due to tyre rubbing on the wing arches under hard cornering. I think now it's like stock height. The front camber is now -1,0º -> -1,21º with the SuperPro ball joints set for the maximum negative camber. This change was noticeable on cornering, which is nice. I think it also shouldn't increase much the inner tyre wear.

(https://i.imgur.com/GflFI4K.jpg)

I finally could get the SuperPro rear adjustable drop links fitted. Initially I got the wrong kit because there was a mistake in the SuperPro Europe catalogue. Had to contact SuperPro Australia to sort this problem. They contacted their European branch and I after a couple of weeks after my emails I got the right kit. So the European tuning store sent me the kit listed on European SuperPro site which was TRC1045. That kit doesn't have a long enough bolt on the end that fixes on the rear hub. The catalogue is now corrected. :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/7ZILrCz.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: rex on July 07, 2018, 01:09:57 PM
Why not get the Audi TT suspension arms - with adjustable camber and get more than 2 degrees of camber?
I promise it won't affect the tire wear  :innocent: - as I've been running them for years and I don't see anything wrong with the tires. Oh... for the track more than 3 degrees would be ideal but you can't get that with OEM suspension parts.
 :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on July 07, 2018, 03:14:05 PM
Finally had time to do the tracking with the new suspension mods. I also had to raise the car due to tyre rubbing on the wing arches under hard cornering. I think now it's like stock height. The front camber is now -1,0º -> -1,21º with the SuperPro ball joints set for the maximum negative camber. This change was noticeable on cornering, which is nice. I think it also shouldn't increase much the inner tyre wear.

(https://i.imgur.com/GflFI4K.jpg)

I finally could get the SuperPro rear adjustable drop links fitted. Initially I got the wrong kit because there was a mistake in the SuperPro Europe catalogue. Had to contact SuperPro Australia to sort this problem. They contacted their European branch and I after a couple of weeks after my emails I got the right kit. So the European tuning store sent me the kit listed on European SuperPro site which was TRC1045. That kit doesn't have a long enough bolt on the end that fixes on the rear hub. The catalogue is now corrected. :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/7ZILrCz.jpg)

I'm surprised you are not running Ground Control camber plates.  2.5 degrees camber available from those, plus another degree from the SuperPro BJs.  The camber plates are so much more than just camber though.  Spherical bearings supporting the damper rods makes a huge difference to damper response and cornering control, especially if there are bumps mid corner.   

I have a set of them waiting go on, but they are 15mm shallower than the OEM top mounts, so I need an 200mm long front spring to maintain the same ride height.  I don't want to use a helper spring setup, I hate them!!

I also raised my ride height to approx 10mm lower than stock.  I wasn't getting arch rubbing, but I just like to keep the stock roll center and suspension travel, ground clearance etc  :happy2:   It feels a lot better raised up.  More responsive to turn in and less 'jiggly' over bumps.

I like the rear drop links  :happy2:  Sealed ball joints instead of Spherical bearings.  You don't want spherical bearings on exposed suspension parts, they just don't last!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: colesey on July 07, 2018, 05:46:18 PM
I’m sure it is no small coincidence that the former GT3 development guy who moved from Porsche to VW chose to use 2 degrees on the Clubsport S. Not sure what toe settings they use on the CS.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on July 09, 2018, 07:24:38 AM
It really depends on the tyre compound. For street tyres a 2 degrees negative camber is ok, but semislicks require more and for slicks I think 3 degrees is the right setup.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 09, 2018, 09:40:43 PM
Why not get the Audi TT suspension arms - with adjustable camber and get more than 2 degrees of camber?
I promise it won't affect the tire wear  :innocent: - as I've been running them for years and I don't see anything wrong with the tires. Oh... for the track more than 3 degrees would be ideal but you can't get that with OEM suspension parts.
 :drinking:

From what I read about it that would require to have the steering arms ends modded to be able to fit the TT steering arm ball joints. I prefer to keep those stock for the moment. :innocent:

Thank you for your suggestion and your personal experience. I'll take that into account. :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 09, 2018, 09:55:58 PM
I'm surprised you are not running Ground Control camber plates.  2.5 degrees camber available from those, plus another degree from the SuperPro BJs.  The camber plates are so much more than just camber though.  Spherical bearings supporting the damper rods makes a huge difference to damper response and cornering control, especially if there are bumps mid corner.   

I have a set of them waiting go on, but they are 15mm shallower than the OEM top mounts, so I need an 200mm long front spring to maintain the same ride height.  I don't want to use a helper spring setup, I hate them!!

I also raised my ride height to approx 10mm lower than stock.  I wasn't getting arch rubbing, but I just like to keep the stock roll center and suspension travel, ground clearance etc  :happy2:   It feels a lot better raised up.  More responsive to turn in and less 'jiggly' over bumps.

I like the rear drop links  :happy2:  Sealed ball joints instead of Spherical bearings.  You don't want spherical bearings on exposed suspension parts, they just don't last!

I thought about those before but I'm afraid of losing my current ride comfort and NVH level. I think we share a similar taste in ride comfort, so I'll wait for your feedback when you get the top mounts fitted. If you approve them, I'll go with the same setup. :wink:

I just want to get the ride of my car setup a bit better than stock and able to go to a track without having any issue. I'm also worried about high speed stability when increasing the negative camber too much. I have no experience with driving something with -2º or -2.5º of front camber. :thinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 09, 2018, 09:59:02 PM
I’m sure it is no small coincidence that the former GT3 development guy who moved from Porsche to VW chose to use 2 degrees on the Clubsport S. Not sure what toe settings they use on the CS.

Hmm, that's interesting info. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 09, 2018, 10:06:21 PM
It really depends on the tyre compound. For street tyres a 2 degrees negative camber is ok, but semislicks require more and for slicks I think 3 degrees is the right setup.

I'm so out of those specs still.  :ashamed: :laugh:

Thanks for the shared knowledge buddy! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: rex on July 10, 2018, 04:51:24 PM
Why not get the Audi TT suspension arms - with adjustable camber and get more than 2 degrees of camber?
I promise it won't affect the tire wear  :innocent: - as I've been running them for years and I don't see anything wrong with the tires. Oh... for the track more than 3 degrees would be ideal but you can't get that with OEM suspension parts.
 :drinking:

From what I read about it that would require to have the steering arms ends modded to be able to fit the TT steering arm ball joints. I prefer to keep those stock for the moment. :innocent:

Thank you for your suggestion and your personal experience. I'll take that into account. :drinking:

If you have the R32 hubs, you are correct.
If you have the stock, steel hubs, that they are directly bolt on.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on July 10, 2018, 05:24:23 PM
I'm surprised you are not running Ground Control camber plates.  2.5 degrees camber available from those, plus another degree from the SuperPro BJs.  The camber plates are so much more than just camber though.  Spherical bearings supporting the damper rods makes a huge difference to damper response and cornering control, especially if there are bumps mid corner.   

I have a set of them waiting go on, but they are 15mm shallower than the OEM top mounts, so I need an 200mm long front spring to maintain the same ride height.  I don't want to use a helper spring setup, I hate them!!

I also raised my ride height to approx 10mm lower than stock.  I wasn't getting arch rubbing, but I just like to keep the stock roll center and suspension travel, ground clearance etc  :happy2:   It feels a lot better raised up.  More responsive to turn in and less 'jiggly' over bumps.

I like the rear drop links  :happy2:  Sealed ball joints instead of Spherical bearings.  You don't want spherical bearings on exposed suspension parts, they just don't last!

I thought about those before but I'm afraid of losing my current ride comfort and NVH level. I think we share a similar taste in ride comfort, so I'll wait for your feedback when you get the top mounts fitted. If you approve them, I'll go with the same setup. :wink:

I just want to get the ride of my car setup a bit better than stock and able to go to a track without having any issue. I'm also worried about high speed stability when increasing the negative camber too much. I have no experience with driving something with -2º or -2.5º of front camber. :thinking:

I bought mine from Fab5freddy on here.  He said there was no NVH, or very little, and if you research them on the internet, a lot of people say the same  :happy2:

They use a BMW M3 bearing for the steering, and a spherical bearing to support the piston rod.  The BMW bearing (like the OEM VW bearing) has a plastic housing, so that filters out most of the noise.

I bought stiffer Eibach springs for my Ohlins (80n/mm front, 75n/mm rear) and was going to fit the Ground Controls at the same time, but I realised I needed 200mm  front springs.  Ohlins use 180mm.  It's that or using a helper spring setup, which I really do not like, so longer springs it is!  I will let you know when they are fitted  :happy2:
But for now the stiffer springs and raised ride height have improved cornering flatness with no loss of ride quality.  I don't want to fit bigger ARBs.  Stiffer springs work just as well  :smiley:

Yeah you will lose a bit of straight line stability with too much camber, and moving the hub in our out with camber usually requires the toe to be realigned as well, so it can be a pain!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 11, 2018, 12:45:38 AM
I've read many online reviews/feedback stating that the GC top mounts are the best available, but they're not cheap, so not easy to make the decision to go for them and later regretting to have them fitted when I'm not after an extreme build for track. :thinking:

I'll wait for your review while I try out my current setup. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 11, 2018, 12:50:27 AM
Fitted today the RS3 air ducts to my S3/Passat front control arms. I used the following part numbers:
After torquing the bolts and nuts there's still a bit of wiggle on the vent. Anyone else has done this? Is this to be expected? 🤔

I preferred to remove the OEM dust shields, instead of cutting the rear section to let the air reach the disc.

(https://i.imgur.com/l6jV8xt.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 17, 2018, 12:59:21 AM
Finally had the opportunity to get the AKS Tuning VAG TFSI cam follower to TSI cam follower roller conversion kit (https://www.akstuning.co.uk/engine-components/387-aks-tuning-vag-tfsi-cam-foller-tsi-roller-conversion.html) fitted. :jumpmove:

I've also removed the Celtemp cover from the HPFP. The TTS engine cover wouldn't fit properly with that HPFP cover fitted. Due to the new HPFP position I don't think that it's likely that the engine cover will be able to damage the HPFP top sensor plug. From what I felt with my fingers the engine cover can't touch the HPFP, especially due to the oil catch can silicone pipes touching the engine cover when it's completely snugged in its brackets.

(https://i.imgur.com/JwgAOi3.jpg)

After that was done I had the oil and filter exchanged. This time with Motul 300V Power 5w40. Last service was in September 2017 and the car has made 5850 km/3635 miles. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 17, 2018, 11:20:47 AM
Now I notice a quieter idle. It's just the injectors working, mostly. The cam chain and cam chain tensioner were also inspected and looked in good condition. The cam chain timing on VCDS is spot on. The engine has a bit more than 80k km/50k miles, at the moment
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on July 24, 2018, 10:54:18 AM
Finally fitted the upgraded LPFP. Went with the DeatschWerks DW65v (https://www.deatschwerks.com/blog/dw65v-now-available-awd-audivw-applications) because it uses a basket from a mk5 LPFP, so the fuel lever sensor is the same as the one fitted on the factory LPFP, which means the fuel level readings won't be off like with the TTRS LPFP.

The installation is pretty straight forward. So I ordered an used LPFP (1K0919051AE) from eBay and a new LPFP seal ring from VW (1J0919133B). Just mind that some of these pumps have the 3rd connector at the top opened from cars with a fuel pre heater system. I didn't notice that detail before ordering so my friend who fitted the pump had to improvise something to block that connector. He just cut a small portion of a fuel line hose and blocked it with a screw.

All fitted back in the car, so I went to test it. It primed right away when turned the ignition on and the sound was a bit more noticeable than the stock fuel pump. Now I have always +5 bar after a long run on WOT, when before the stock fuel pump would start to fail that demanded fuel pressure. Should get my tune tweaked to prevent overheating the fuel pump control module this week. :smiley:

I still have a water/methanol throttle body spacer plate from AKS Tuning to fit with a WMI kit (still not ordered). The Summer here has been colder than usual (<30ºC) so the need to fit the WMI isn't really that great, fortunately. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on July 28, 2018, 06:15:44 PM
The standard GTI and TT-S engine covers do not foul the HPFP with the AKS roller conversion kit  :happy2:

Motul 300V is a good oil  :happy2:   I've been looking at LiquiMoly Molygen, it's supposed to be a very good oil.  A Millers Nanodrive alternative, but with VAG 502.00 approval, which the Millers does not have  :smiley:

What number do you see in VCDS block 91, or is it 93? Can't remember.  -3KW is about right.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Adrian on July 31, 2018, 12:27:07 PM
Love the project, very inspirational. Keep up the good work  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Jakey on July 31, 2018, 08:49:19 PM
Great project! Keep it up  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Jakey on July 31, 2018, 08:52:59 PM
Also love the colour! Candy white is one of my favs  :laugh:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on September 03, 2018, 10:43:47 PM
The standard GTI and TT-S engine covers do not foul the HPFP with the AKS roller conversion kit  :happy2:

Motul 300V is a good oil  :happy2:   I've been looking at LiquiMoly Molygen, it's supposed to be a very good oil.  A Millers Nanodrive alternative, but with VAG 502.00 approval, which the Millers does not have  :smiley:

What number do you see in VCDS block 91, or is it 93? Can't remember.  -3KW is about right.

Thank you for your tip. I've finally checked my timing chain with VCDS.  :ashamed:

(https://i.imgur.com/FCF7hQI.png)

Happy with the value! :grin:

Here's a video explaining how to check if your timing chain has some stretch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtTOGPo4IsE
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on September 03, 2018, 10:47:38 PM
Love the project, very inspirational. Keep up the good work  :happy2:

Thanks Adrian! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on September 03, 2018, 10:51:09 PM
Great project! Keep it up  :happy2:

Also love the colour! Candy white is one of my favs  :laugh:

Thanks Jakey! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 06, 2018, 12:23:03 AM
I've gone to another track day in Estoril. I really enjoyed it and the new front brake setup and new suspension parts made a good difference. The track surface was also recently repaved, so it was really nice to drive there. :driver:

Here are some pictures. :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/ZyziUTQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nc0B7bf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HmooWOb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9h1KqgZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6zvUONf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/h0thxAn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3nF8Udd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3fjpEzT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qceqdlb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2TKPlYL.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKfMcPokpwU
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on October 06, 2018, 03:57:13 PM
I bet those brakes are incredible!  They certainly look the part  :happy2:

-1KW is perfect by the way  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 08, 2018, 11:12:15 PM
I bet those brakes are incredible!  They certainly look the part  :happy2:

-1KW is perfect by the way  :happy2:

They needed this track day to really get hot enough to reach the full potential. They're very strong indeed, and without activating the ABS too soon. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 08, 2018, 11:14:20 PM
More pictures released.  :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/8vEvuvN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/78n8J5y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lmO9Ugl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eKD34kS.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Adrian on October 14, 2018, 08:32:37 PM
Lovely pics. Those brakes are sick!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 15, 2018, 03:10:55 PM
Thanks @Adrian (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=13597)! :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on October 17, 2018, 06:25:18 PM
Superb car! Perfect color on those TD.  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 18, 2018, 11:11:20 AM
Thanks Teo!  :drinking: I had the TD refurbished and fitted with teflon spigot rings. The aluminium spigot rings I was using were corroding in the wheel hubs and were a pain to remove when needed.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on October 18, 2018, 11:36:17 AM
Good point, I was about to order some...I’ll stick with the plastic ones then. :thinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 18, 2018, 11:45:18 AM
Good point, I was about to order some...I’ll stick with the plastic ones then. :thinking:

The plastic ones will melt, I think. At least my brakes get hot enough to melt the wheel covers...
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 23, 2018, 01:00:57 PM
Forgot to mention that previously to this last track day I fitted a SuperPro rear enhancement bush kit (KIT5238RK (https://superpro.com.au/tradeview/index.php?view=parts_product&cid=999500629&vid=&productnr=KIT5238RK)). :grin:

(https://i.imgur.com/zj2JYJV.jpg)

(https://imageapi.partsdb.com.au/api/Image?urlId=hY%2BRl2935T1BzaDZGYMds7hH3LrscRjDmR3vTgeuSXIWvY2UWnbQpJtX%2FYUdOqA3)

I liked the handling improvement. Everything is very tight now, even on hard cornering. I didn't lose that much ride comfort, fortunately. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 28, 2018, 09:00:33 PM
Ordered a new IC from do88 (https://www.do88.se/en/artiklar/audi-seat-skoda-vw-20t-fsi-intercooler.html?fbclid=IwAR16lXDg2vh1YeOdK8TbY-wFn-E9lmjUlEcO3HaaLZMO4lwmTn5_jVAgwBc) because my IAT rose a bit above 50ºC on the last track day with 25ºC of ambient temperatures. I know it's cold at the moment but I preferred to get it now than wait for the hotter weather.

(https://i.imgur.com/1zUvZw9.jpg)

Can't wait to fit it and see if I notice any difference even on cold weather. :smiley:

Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: colesey on October 29, 2018, 06:00:42 AM
They have some interesting comparative data on their site Shoduchi and the DO88 seems to flow very well. Look forward to your feedback on subjective feel after installation.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on October 29, 2018, 04:10:15 PM
They have some interesting comparative data on their site Shoduchi and the DO88 seems to flow very well. Look forward to your feedback on subjective feel after installation.

Yes, that's what made me go for their IC instead of an Airtec stage 2 or a Peron (always revising their IC so not sure if I'd get the latest revision). I'll update as soon as I can. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: csrigo on November 11, 2018, 12:28:27 PM
Your cars looking great mate very nice :happy2:....i also love the photography very well done. How do you rate your new rear bushing?

Can never be too early to stick on an upgrade get it on :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 15, 2018, 01:05:44 PM
Your cars looking great mate very nice :happy2:....i also love the photography very well done. How do you rate your new rear bushing?

Can never be too early to stick on an upgrade get it on :wink:

Thanks mate! :drinking:

The rear bushing kit has made the car more planted and rigid on tight corners. It's good when having fun with the car. I don't ride on the backseats but where I'm sitting I can't tell much difference on ride comfort. It's stiffer but the coilovers can damp enough. At the moment I have the fronts set to 6 and the rears set to 1. I find this settings a good balance for fast road driving since I was having too much over steer with a stiffer rear setting. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on November 23, 2018, 04:53:40 PM
Ordered a new IC from do88 (https://www.do88.se/en/artiklar/audi-seat-skoda-vw-20t-fsi-intercooler.html?fbclid=IwAR16lXDg2vh1YeOdK8TbY-wFn-E9lmjUlEcO3HaaLZMO4lwmTn5_jVAgwBc) because my IAT rised a bit above 50ºC on the last track day with 25ºC of ambient temperatures. I know it's cold at the moment but I preferred to get it now than wait for the hotter weather.

(https://i.imgur.com/1zUvZw9.jpg)

Can't wait to fit it and see if I notice any difference even on cold weather. :smiley:

What IC do you have currently?  S3?  50º on a 25º day isn't that bad to be honest.  I remember IATs hitting 70º in my MK4 days with the side mount coolers  :grin:  I think the ECU starts pulling timing at 45º from memory, so keeping it lower than that is a good move  :happy2:

Interested how you find the DO88!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 23, 2018, 11:22:24 PM
What IC do you have currently?  S3?  50º on a 25º day isn't that bad, to be honest.  I remember IATs hitting 70º in my MK4 days with the side mount coolers  :grin:  I think the ECU starts pulling timing at 45º from memory, so keeping it lower than that is a good move  :happy2:

Interested how you find the DO88!

I was running a THS replica sold by Darkside Developments as an S3 IC upgrade.
(https://i.imgur.com/KHRkX9h.jpg)

This last Monday I had time to take my car to the workshop to have the new IC fitted. It was ordered directly by the workshop so I didn't have to pay any delivery costs, fortunately. :smiley:
(https://i.imgur.com/phiR9PA.jpg)

It came well packed. To my surprise, it's painted grey. :surprised: I thought it was bare aluminium. It has a great build quality and I liked the fins' design.  :smiley:
(https://i.imgur.com/rAYaf7B.jpg)

Fitted in its place.
(https://i.imgur.com/oqhxGh0.jpg)

When we took the front off we noticed a small gas leak on the front of the AC condenser. A quick call to the supplier and it was possible to source a new one in a short time. Not sure if you know but all new OEM AC condensers are bare aluminium, so the OEM supplier only had those available. Nothing that a bit of high-temperature spray paint can't solve. :grin:
(https://i.imgur.com/qpFBmD0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6TSsEgz.jpg)

I also had the VWR intake cone filter cleaned while waiting for the AC condenser.

When I test drove the car for the first time I immediately noticed an easier spool from lower revs, so the core design really makes a difference in daily driving.

I can't speak yet about the do88 IC's performance at continuous WOT driving, because of lack of opportunity and it has been raining lately (it's also much colder now, 11-12ºC).

I only had time to recharge the AC yesterday.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: csrigo on November 25, 2018, 06:59:16 PM
Just had another nosey over your page cars looking great as usual bud. Hows the lower temps working for you?

Im jealous your so close to Estoril :grin:...great track looks a great day out...and your photographer is doing a great job also car looks brilliant :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on November 25, 2018, 08:48:00 PM
Just had another nosey over your page cars looking great as usual bud. Hows the lower temps working for you?

Im jealous your so close to Estoril :grin:...great track looks a great day out...and your photographer is doing a great job also car looks brilliant :happy2:

This last week it has been raining since Monday night. I have to drive carefully since my track tyres aren't that good on wet roads. Next week I should be able to test better the performance of the new IC (not expecting much rain). While on track I'd only get high IAT at the end of the long straight, after that they would reduce to more reasonable temperatures doing the next corners. I'm not running that much boost with the TTE420. Doing some runs with Dragy should tell me if my car is a bit faster now with the new IC and with a colder climate. :smiley:

Estoril is great but I really wanted to go to Algarve International Autodrome in Portimão next weekend. Unfortunately, when I could try to book it, there were no reservations left. Next year...
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 04, 2018, 11:45:03 PM
Finally had time to go to do a dyno test to my car with all the upgrades fitted. The test had to be done in 5th gear because in 4th the torque was too low (443 Nm). All my previous dyno runs were done in 5th gear. This dyno has been calibrated recently by a Maha technician because it was recently installed at this workshop. It belonged to another known tuner house that upgraded to a AWD dyno bench. That's why I went there to do this last test. I'm not expecting to need to do more tests since I like the performance of the engine as it is at the moment. The IC performs really well too. It has been tested at 7000 rpm in 6th gear. :evilgrin:

The turbo is peaking at 1.6 bar and going slowly to 1.5 bar at the top end. It has a track oriented map so it's not meant to push too much the engine and the turbo. :smiley:
The run was done using BP Ultimate RON98 with an octane booster from Nitrous Formula.

(https://i.imgur.com/qb7oa0I.jpg)

Not sure why this dyno measured so much wheel drag. :confused:
In 4th gear it measured less, but all measurements were less on that gear to be fair (just the WHP was higher).
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on December 05, 2018, 03:29:12 PM
The graph looks nice.  :happy2:
Fore sure it just pulls and pulls. A bit confused about that difference between power at the engine and at the wheels.  :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 05, 2018, 03:48:42 PM
The graph looks nice.  :happy2:
Fore sure it just pulls and pulls. A bit confused about that difference between power at the engine and at the wheels.  :confused:

I'm confused as well. It just feels good when accelerating so I'm not that worried about the numbers. I've done a run 100-200 km/h in 8,2 sec, so the speed is there. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on December 05, 2018, 04:08:11 PM
Then don't worry. That is the right acceleration time, 8.2 is really fast.  :jumping: It must be a software error.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 06, 2018, 12:42:15 AM
Then don't worry. That is the right acceleration time, 8.2 is really fast.  :jumping: It must be a software error.

The engine likes the octane booster. :signLOL:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on December 08, 2018, 01:21:17 PM
Wow, lots of updates  :smiley:

IC looks great  :happy2:

The reason for the high coast down losses is because of 5th gear.  You will also measure less wheel torque at the roller in 5th and 6th.   4th is 1:1 ratio (no gearing at all effectively - 1 crank revolution = 1 road wheel revolution) and will read the most accurate wheel torque, and will also have the least coast down losses.  5th and 6th takes longer to slow the dyno down, hence the high losses.  And similarly, you shouldn't dyno a car in 1st, 2nd or 3rd gear because they increase wheel torque, but you would get smaller losses  :happy2:

I've never heard of wheel torque being 'too low' for a dyno before, that is strange!

I really would not concern yourself with that stuff.  It's just numbers.  It's obvious in the driving seat when modifications work  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 08, 2018, 07:51:52 PM
Wow, lots of updates  :smiley:

IC looks great  :happy2:

The reason for the high coast down losses is because of 5th gear.  You will also measure less wheel torque at the roller in 5th and 6th.   4th is 1:1 ratio (no gearing at all effectively - 1 crank revolution = 1 road wheel revolution) and will read the most accurate wheel torque, and will also have the least coast down losses.  5th and 6th takes longer to slow the dyno down, hence the high losses.  And similarly, you shouldn't dyno a car in 1st, 2nd or 3rd gear because they increase wheel torque, but you would get smaller losses  :happy2:

I've never heard of wheel torque being 'too low' for a dyno before, that is strange!

I really would not concern yourself with that stuff.  It's just numbers.  It's obvious in the driving seat when modifications work  :happy2:

The problem with the test in 4th gear is that the bench didn’t push the engine enough to make full boost, so the torque measured was only 443 Nm, so the engine power was 398 CV with that torque. Measuring in 5th gear, being an heavier gear, really pushes the engine to its full power. It measured in 5th gear on the 1st test 412 CV/480 Nm. Then I asked to test in 4th, which didn’t seem to be a true test with the least torque I’ve seen measured (the exhaust sound was also weaker on that run). So I requested a final run in 5th gear to be sure about the numbers. It came with a bit more torque than the 1st test and similar power (409 CV/495 Nm). When I had the K04 the car measured 500 Nm in 5th gear on a different Maha dyno.

The dyno owner didn’t want to modify the dyno’s factory settings. Not sure if with more roller brake in 4th the car would measure better.  :thinking:
Title: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on December 12, 2018, 07:08:01 PM
Hmmm...that is strange indeed, but as I said before 8.2 is really fast and I believe there was a dyno issue. Anyway, do you use a 155/165 fpr valve, my tuner told me that I need one for good fueling with TTE? What is your opinion about the MFactory LSD?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 13, 2018, 12:22:33 AM
I got the 165 bar FPRV from AKS Tuning. You’ll need the upgraded LPFP too, at least I needed it because the stock wasn’t able to keep a safe pressure during long periods of full throttle. I’ve updated the initial post with all my mods, if you want to check anything else.  :smiley:

The MFactory LSD is rated to 1000 HP, since it’s made of forged steel. I don’t have any experience to compare with other brands. I can say that it works. Both my front wheels spin at the same speed when I accelerate hard. 
Title: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: teo_parvu on December 13, 2018, 06:18:17 AM
Ok, then I’ll get a 165 fpr valve too, I’ve heard good things about Dynodrome, that is 200 euros + 25 shipping, I’ll have to ask AKS about their price too.
I’m already using an additional Bosh 044 LPFP and RS4 injectors, I’m ready for the new turbo.
The reason I asked about MFactory is because I had the Wavetrac LSD before the Quaife and I can’t really remember how it is to drive over 300bhp on the front wheels without diff. Some guys say it is useless.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 13, 2018, 11:54:14 AM
Well, without an LSD I had to wait to straighten the wheels to be able to accelerate hard. On corners, I'd just get wheel spin on the inside wheel. For track day and time attacks, you definitely need an LSD. For fast road use, I guess you can live without one since it's an expensive upgrade.

You have plenty of fuel with those injectors and LPFP. I'm on stock injectors, that's why I really needed the reinforced FPRV. Your tuner to say that you'll need it too, I guess he wants to be on the safe side. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on December 14, 2018, 11:40:30 AM
Wow, lots of updates  :smiley:

IC looks great  :happy2:

The reason for the high coast down losses is because of 5th gear.  You will also measure less wheel torque at the roller in 5th and 6th.   4th is 1:1 ratio (no gearing at all effectively - 1 crank revolution = 1 road wheel revolution) and will read the most accurate wheel torque, and will also have the least coast down losses.  5th and 6th takes longer to slow the dyno down, hence the high losses.  And similarly, you shouldn't dyno a car in 1st, 2nd or 3rd gear because they increase wheel torque, but you would get smaller losses  :happy2:

I've never heard of wheel torque being 'too low' for a dyno before, that is strange!

I really would not concern yourself with that stuff.  It's just numbers.  It's obvious in the driving seat when modifications work  :happy2:

The problem with the test in 4th gear is that the bench didn’t push the engine enough to make full boost, so the torque measured was only 443 Nm, so the engine power was 398 CV with that torque. Measuring in 5th gear, being an heavier gear, really pushes the engine to its full power. It measured in 5th gear on the 1st test 412 CV/480 Nm. Then I asked to test in 4th, which didn’t seem to be a true test with the least torque I’ve seen measured (the exhaust sound was also weaker on that run). So I requested a final run in 5th gear to be sure about the numbers. It came with a bit more torque than the 1st test and similar power (409 CV/495 Nm). When I had the K04 the car measured 500 Nm in 5th gear on a different Maha dyno.

The dyno owner didn’t want to modify the dyno’s factory settings. Not sure if with more roller brake in 4th the car would measure better.  :thinking:

That is a strange.  Standard practice on dynos is to use a 1:1 to gear ratio, or as close as possible.  Maybe 5th is reasonably close to 1:1, I haven't studied the gear ratios in DSG or manual, but mine was measured in 4th and had no trouble putting the right numbers down.  4th usually is 1:1 in most gearboxes though.  My tuner uses an old Sun Dyno from decades ago  :grin:  Maybe the newer ones are more sensitive.  Not sure.  Great numbers either way  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 14, 2018, 11:51:08 AM
That is a strange.  Standard practice on dynos is to use a 1:1 to gear ratio, or as close as possible.  Maybe 5th is reasonably close to 1:1, I haven't studied the gear ratios in DSG or manual, but mine was measured in 4th and had no trouble putting the right numbers down.  4th usually is 1:1 in most gearboxes though.  My tuner uses an old Sun Dyno from decades ago  :grin:  Maybe the newer ones are more sensitive.  Not sure.  Great numbers either way  :happy2:

It made good numbers for a lower boost pressure than with the K04, which was what I wanted too when I decided to go for this upgrade. Lower boost levels should mean lower IAT on track. And no surge too. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on December 14, 2018, 11:54:40 AM
That is a strange.  Standard practice on dynos is to use a 1:1 to gear ratio, or as close as possible.  Maybe 5th is reasonably close to 1:1, I haven't studied the gear ratios in DSG or manual, but mine was measured in 4th and had no trouble putting the right numbers down.  4th usually is 1:1 in most gearboxes though.  My tuner uses an old Sun Dyno from decades ago  :grin:  Maybe the newer ones are more sensitive.  Not sure.  Great numbers either way  :happy2:

It made good numbers for a lower boost pressure than with the K04, which was what I wanted too when I decided to go for this upgrade. Lower boost levels should mean lower IAT on track. And no surge too. :smiley:

Yes exactly, I was just saying that in Csirgo's thread. Less stress on the turbo (compared to KO4) and more power too, win win  :happy2:

It's too late now, but I discovered recently the Ohlins kit now has TUV approval  :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 14, 2018, 11:56:20 AM
Yes exactly, I was just saying that in Csirgo's thread. Less stress on the turbo (compared to KO4) and more power too, win win  :happy2:

It's too late now, but I discovered recently the Ohlins kit now has TUV approval  :grin:

I only a TUV certificate for the Golf mk6, not the mk5. :confused:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on December 14, 2018, 12:02:44 PM
Yes exactly, I was just saying that in Csirgo's thread. Less stress on the turbo (compared to KO4) and more power too, win win  :happy2:

It's too late now, but I discovered recently the Ohlins kit now has TUV approval  :grin:

I only a TUV certificate for the Golf mk6, not the mk5. :confused:

MK5 as well now  :wink: https://www.ohlins.eu/en/products/automotive/skoda-octavia-rs-04-13--36/

Thankfully we don't need approvals in the UK!
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 14, 2018, 12:20:13 PM
Yes exactly, I was just saying that in Csirgo's thread. Less stress on the turbo (compared to KO4) and more power too, win win  :happy2:

It's too late now, but I discovered recently the Ohlins kit now has TUV approval  :grin:

I only a TUV certificate for the Golf mk6, not the mk5. :confused:

MK5 as well now  :wink: https://www.ohlins.eu/en/products/automotive/skoda-octavia-rs-04-13--36/

Thankfully we don't need approvals in the UK!

 :surprised:

Too late now!  :sad1:
Not that the B16 aren't good, I'm not even driving on the softest setting on daily driving on the front (6/10 at the moment).
Oh well! Good news for whoever looks for a good coilover kit in countries where the TUV certificate is needed. Thanks for the tip. :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: csrigo on December 15, 2018, 12:17:53 PM
New mods look to be working a treat mate very impressive :happy2:. Im also interested in your opinion on your LSD...does it help prevent any straight line traction loss at all that you may have noticed...or just cornering as you would expect?

Was going to ask yourself and pudding your thoughts on whether or not its worth fitting a TTE turbo running the same levels of boost? I belive its a different scenario as compared to yourself as im running a standard back box so not sure if its worth it but after reading your post about no surge and lower AITs i may take the plunge....although you have a full system so maybe hard to tell...id be intersted in puddings thoughts on this also as my turbo does whine a bit now...nobody else notices and you cant hear it outside but i can...not burning oil either...any thghts from your experience?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 15, 2018, 04:13:59 PM
New mods look to be working a treat mate very impressive :happy2:. Im also interested in your opinion on your LSD...does it help prevent any straight line traction loss at all that you may have noticed...or just cornering as you would expect?

Was going to ask yourself and pudding your thoughts on whether or not its worth fitting a TTE turbo running the same levels of boost? I belive its a different scenario as compared to yourself as im running a standard back box so not sure if its worth it but after reading your post about no surge and lower AITs i may take the plunge....although you have a full system so maybe hard to tell...id be intersted in puddings thoughts on this also as my turbo does whine a bit now...nobody else notices and you cant hear it outside but i can...not burning oil either...any thghts from your experience?

The LSD helps going faster in a straight line too but not as much. With the LSD both wheels spin at the same time, so although the wheels spin if you floor the accelerator, the car moves forward better.

I've replied about the turbo in your build thread. It wouldn't be that expensive to just get an upgraded exhaust back box. You can always keep an eye out for a 2nd hand one. Maybe running ~1.5-1.6 bar of boost wouldn't be too much with the stock back box. Try contacting Niki to know what he thinks of that setup.

Turbo whining, if it's light, doesn't mean you'll have issues that soon. It might just keep like that if you treat it well (not boosting when cold and letting it cool down when hot). :thinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on December 15, 2018, 04:25:14 PM
Maps updated to V16 (2019). :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/E4q1RkS.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 08, 2019, 01:16:51 PM
I started hearing a more noticeable knock when going through potholes after fitting the new IC from the front left of my car. I'm sure it was there before but much more subtle. I thought it was just the VWR drop links that knock a bit on rough roads. After a bit of investigation the source of the knock was found. It was the left arm of the steering rack... The internal slack happened to my car too. Fortunately a friend had upgraded his recently to get Lane Assist working on his Golf mk5 (a Gen 3 steering rack is needed for that to work), so I asked him if he could source another from the same parts breaker. He knew they had another in good condition. After a short call it was paid and the shipping was sorted.

Two weeks ago I finally had time to go get it fitted. Another friend showed up with VCP and flashed the steering rack, that was from a Leon mk2, to have the mk6 GTI steering weight profile. He also updated the firmware version. :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/6RyG1SO.jpg)

Calibrated the steering angle sensor and it was done. All coded with no errors. :grin:

I think the steering weight profile from the mk6 GTI is like our factory profile. I prefer it to the mk6 R that I have on my diesel mk5 (lighter steering when driving slow).

No more loud knocks (just the subtle knocks from the VWR drop links...). :jumping:

Oh, and I'm waiting for new track tyres: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 18, 2019, 12:32:06 AM
So last Monday I got the new tyres fitted. :grin:

(https://i.imgur.com/hF6Yhll.jpg)

So far I can say that they seem a bit more comfortable on daily driving and have a bit better wet grip. Unfortunately these tyres are catching the wheel arch top edge on bigger bumps and potholes. I'm going to see if I get that sorted this Saturday.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on January 18, 2019, 07:49:00 PM
Nice updates  :smiley:

My rack will need replacing at some point as it knocks also, so I'll probably do the same as yours!

LSDs are hard to get right on FWD. They're great in the dry but in the wet, they can be a hinderance as you don't want both wheels spinning mid corner!  I reckon the Wavetrac with the MK6 XDS ABS ECU is probably the best every day package.  The Wavetrac combines advantages of torque biasing and plate diffs.  Normal ATB diffs like Quaife and Peloquins still need a minimum of 5% traction on one wheel, otherwise one wheel will still spin like an open diff.  They're both useless in snow and ice.  The Wavetrac offers a bit of traction in zero load conditions, but will never match a full plate diff.  Plate diffs can be a pain in the neck in a road car.  Noisy and require maintenance to replace worn plates, but a road spec Gripper diff is apparently the best of them.

Anyway, XDS + Wavetrac is the way forward  :happy2:  The MK5's XDS only works up 40ish mph and is easily overwhelmed by remap/BT torque.  The MK6 XDS is full time at any speed (iirc) and is way more effective.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on January 21, 2019, 09:16:30 PM
Nice updates  :smiley:

My rack will need replacing at some point as it knocks also, so I'll probably do the same as yours!

LSDs are hard to get right on FWD. They're great in the dry but in the wet, they can be a hinderance as you don't want both wheels spinning mid corner!  I reckon the Wavetrac with the MK6 XDS ABS ECU is probably the best every day package.  The Wavetrac combines advantages of torque biasing and plate diffs.  Normal ATB diffs like Quaife and Peloquins still need a minimum of 5% traction on one wheel, otherwise one wheel will still spin like an open diff.  They're both useless in snow and ice.  The Wavetrac offers a bit of traction in zero load conditions, but will never match a full plate diff.  Plate diffs can be a pain in the neck in a road car.  Noisy and require maintenance to replace worn plates, but a road spec Gripper diff is apparently the best of them.

Anyway, XDS + Wavetrac is the way forward  :happy2:  The MK5's XDS only works up 40ish mph and is easily overwhelmed by remap/BT torque.  The MK6 XDS is full time at any speed (iirc) and is way more effective.

I have the experience of the XDS on my wife's Golf. It works beautifully on roundabouts but on fast corners I don't like it that much. It cuts too much the power, but the car doesn't understeer, to be fair. The mk5 TC doesn't have XDS available, as far as I know it just brakes both wheels when it detects wheel slip. XDS will only brake the wheel on the inside of the curve to make the car turn better.

About the LSD, well, I don't have snow or ice where I live so I never felt any issue with my ATB LSD. It works pretty well. If I ever need it to work with one wheel up it the air I can always apply a bit of brake pressure. I don't remember ever needing to do that trick, though. I know the Wavetrac LSD is better but it would cost me almost double the price of what I paid for my MFactory one. :innocent:

I've solved the wheel arch tyre rubbing with a bit of roll fender. These tyres grip better than the Federal on dry roads too. I'm having more fun being able to corner faster now. :driver:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: RBS on January 21, 2019, 09:53:24 PM
Nice man :congrats:
Still going hard :happy2:
And Some Nice updates too :love:
Must get more over here :wink:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: bobby_fodge on March 15, 2019, 01:20:47 PM
Hi, I see you mentioned the below 6 different parts for the rear axle covers, are they 6 different parts?  Thanks


Mk5 Golf Bluemotion rear axle cover (1K0501713C; 1K0501682; N90548305; N90183802)

Bluemotion rear axle lining (1K0825206A & 1K0501713D

and did this lpfp fit ok in the housing?

265 LPH DW65v
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 19, 2019, 01:33:34 AM
Hi, I see you mentioned the below 6 different parts for the rear axle covers, are they 6 different parts?  Thanks


Mk5 Golf Bluemotion rear axle cover (1K0501713C; 1K0501682; N90548305; N90183802)

Bluemotion rear axle lining (1K0825206A & 1K0501713D

and did this lpfp fit ok in the housing?

265 LPH DW65v

On this car only the rear axle cover fits (1K0501713C; 1K0501682; N90548305; N90183802). The other cover doesn't fit because there's an exhaust box there.

The DW65v only fits on the basket that can be opened, so you can replace the factory pump with the upgraded one.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on March 19, 2019, 12:44:02 PM
I've read the DW65 doesn't fit in the later LPFPs with no lid.  Are you running that with the OEM controller?  Any surging problems with a low fuel level?
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on March 19, 2019, 01:32:09 PM
I've read the DW65 doesn't fit in the later LPFPs with no lid.  Are you running that with the OEM controller?  Any surging problems with a low fuel level?

I ordered an used pump that can be opened. I've shared the part number (1K0919051AE) on the post where I talked about fitting the DW65v. I'm running the OEM controller with a tweak on the tune to limit the pump's duty cycle and requested pressure. I can run with 15 L in the fuel tank. With less I've not pushed the car.
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on March 19, 2019, 04:40:35 PM
I've read the DW65 doesn't fit in the later LPFPs with no lid.  Are you running that with the OEM controller?  Any surging problems with a low fuel level?

I ordered an used pump that can be opened. I've shared the part number (1K0919051AE) on the post where I talked about fitting the DW65v. I'm running the OEM controller with a tweak on the tune to limit the pump's duty cycle and requested pressure. I can run with 15 L in the fuel tank. With less I've not pushed the car.

OK, thanks for the info, good to know  :happy2:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on April 18, 2019, 07:40:12 PM
So what has happened since my last post...

I've clocked some times using Dragy GPS: 0-100 km/h; 0-1/4 mile; 100-200 km/h; 100-0 km/h
(https://i.imgur.com/uZkhK2y.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/ETm8dUY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OeDQrh7.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/S7DlOIu.jpg)

Later I decided to fit wider front arches from SRS-Tec and have the car resprayed. I also replaced the Continental SC5 for Michelin PSS on my OZ Ultras. I was waiting for the new rear lettering to arrive when I took these pictures:
(https://i.imgur.com/qC3bGWD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oSzRJ8l.jpg)

Went to watch the March track day at Estoril. I've booked one session next month.
(https://i.imgur.com/ssvORLp.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on April 25, 2019, 05:31:17 PM
New upgrade fitted! I've been wanting to get this pulley since I've known its existence. :jumping: Got it from AKS Tuning with a new set of R8 coil packs to help the shipping costs.

(https://i.imgur.com/24lWGLo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KrAx4Nz.jpg)

Can't really notice any difference while driving around town but I’ve driven faster and the engine revs smoother. Not sure if it sounds a bit different, could just be that I’m looking for any change... 😅 Well, it has a TTE420 fitted with stock internals, so I hope this helps with the reliability of the engine.  :innocent:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on April 29, 2019, 03:35:10 PM
Very good acceleration times  :happy2:

Yeah, I wasn't convinced the Fluidampr would be very noticeable and you've confirmed it  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 05, 2019, 10:53:46 AM
Went to do a few laps around Estoril's circuit last Wednesday. Always fun to push the car to its limits and this time mostly with friends on track, since we booked almost all of the slots available on that session. :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/oeOETUY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ba5cvm2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FmN0WFe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3XdRCle.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Xbvj5xA.jpg)

The AD08R tyres behaved really well. I could brake later and turn with a bit more confidence than with the Federal. :driver:
The new IC also performed well, so it was money well spent. So far I've never seen it reach +10ºC above ambient temperature at WOT. :smiley:

I've booked to return there next month. :grin:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: rex on May 06, 2019, 03:17:06 PM
12.84 for the 1/4 mile is an awesome time for a FWD car (al least in my book).
The car is looking great, as always!  :drinking:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 07, 2019, 12:44:15 PM
12.84 for the 1/4 mile is an awesome time for a FWD car (al least in my book).
The car is looking great, as always!  :drinking:

Cheers rex! :drinking:

I hope I can improve that time in the future with more practice since I'm getting too much wheel spin at the start. :ashamed:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 14, 2019, 02:25:25 PM
Now a couple of professional pictures. :smiley:

(https://i.imgur.com/hX7Rimh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FySeOX4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1qVx33Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/508xkZL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iBoqDtk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1MJhU7q.jpg)
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: rex on May 14, 2019, 05:40:43 PM
Calendar pictures  :drool:.
I wish we still had the calendar  :innocent:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: gartht23 on May 14, 2019, 08:49:39 PM
Wow. Gotta love a CW MKV with. No front place


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Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on May 17, 2019, 06:10:14 PM
Looking great as always  :happy2:  I don't know what it is with the Pro Race 1.2 wheels.  They look good on some MK5s, and a bit boring / too small on other colours.  They suit your white colour  :happy2:

The ride height looks a touch high at the back (the pics at the bottom of page 42).  Do you find that helps on the track?  I tried a similar height on mine but the Ohlins default height (a bit lower at the back) seems to turn-in a lot keener.  Just an observation  :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: Shoduchi on May 19, 2019, 01:00:32 AM
Thanks @rex (https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2615) and @gartht23 (https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1634) !

Looking great as always  :happy2:  I don't know what it is with the Pro Race 1.2 wheels.  They look good on some MK5s, and a bit boring / too small on other colours.  They suit your white colour  :happy2:

The ride height looks a touch high at the back (the pics at the bottom of page 42).  Do you find that helps on the track?  I tried a similar height on mine but the Ohlins default height (a bit lower at the back) seems to turn-in a lot keener.  Just an observation  :smiley:

I raised the rear coilovers when setting up the suspension to transfer more weight to the back. I think the rear is well sorted now (loose enough) with the way I have the coilovers set to F6/R1 and the ARB soft/soft. I might try the harder setting on the front ARB to see what it does to the handling. There's always space for improvement. Thank you for your thoughts. :smiley:
Title: Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
Post by: Pudding on May 25, 2019, 12:02:11 PM
Thanks @rex (https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2615) and @gartht23 (https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1634) !

Looking great as always  :happy2:  I don't know what it is with the Pro Race 1.2 wheels.  They look good on some MK5s, and a bit boring / too small on other colours.  They suit your white colour  :happy2:

The ride height looks a touch high at the back (the pics at the bottom of page 42).  Do you find that helps on the track?  I tried a similar height on mine but the Ohlins default height (a bit lower at the back) seems to turn-in a lot keener.  Just an observation  :smiley:

I raised the rear coilovers when setting up the suspension to transfer more weight to the back. I think the rear is well sorted now (loose enough) with the way I have the coilovers set to F6/R1 and the ARB soft/soft. I might try the harder setting on the front ARB to see what it does to the handling. There's always space for improvement. Thank you for your thoughts. :smiley:

It's good to experiment with the adjustable dampers and ARBs  :happy2:   I run a lot more rebound/compression at the front and also have the front ARB stiffer than the rear one.  That keeps the rear neutral and predictable and also improves feel and steering weight  :smiley:  I find too much stiffness at the back causes too much lean at the front.