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Offline Clarky

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Adolf the Golf
« on: June 13, 2022, 12:44:38 pm »
So, pretty much 10 months ago I said goodbye to my company car scheme and took the allowance instead..I needed something as a 2nd car incase I leave the house when the wife is out and it's too far to cycle...hello to Adolf the Golf! All I wanted was heated leather ( back ache is helped with heated seats) and xenon lights ( once you have had them you can't go back!) and beyond that it had to be something fun to drive with a bit of shove...in the auction at work up popped a 2 owner, black Golf GTI, pretty well specced, good history, 5 door ( handy for the kids) and so I bit the bullet! Happy with it most of the time, have done more maintenance and fire fighting than mods, but I'm sure that will come!

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2022, 12:52:40 pm »
First up was a service..was done around 3k before I got it but I like to draw a line in the sand with these things..so filter etc. plus 2 new driveshafts.. I also realised as a lazy old man how much I slouch onto an armrest as I drive so that was the first mod I suppose!

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2022, 12:57:12 pm »
Plus some scroat had stolen the GTI badge...another small purchase..but totally worth it

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2022, 02:56:47 pm »
So...Next thing I missed from my old cars was a decent headunit and having the ability to control it from the steering wheel. It already had mfsw so I bought the new headunit on here...fitted the DAB aerial under the top vent and I absolutely hate blanking panels so fitted the Aux and USB ports infront of the ashtray too. Still can't get the mfsw to talk to the headunit despite having the adapter on the back..its on the to-do list!

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2022, 01:12:16 pm »
Sweet buy👍🏻❤️ Enjoy it :happy2:
And yes the mods will come… first see that it’s in healthy condition👍🏻

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2022, 01:50:55 pm »
So, when the last owner got the calipers replaced they went with the bare metal option...always looked tatty even behind the chunky 18" Monzas...out comes the paint and its better...not perfect as I couldn't be arsed taking the calipers and carriers off the car. Maybe when I do the discs and pads I'll have a better go at it! Thats another minor irritation ticked off of the list!

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2022, 01:53:03 pm »
Only just seen how crusty the rear arch looks nsr...and the wheel centre caps need replacement too! Damn...it feels like every one job I tick off I find at least 2 more to add

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2022, 08:39:21 pm »
Nice work - BTW the rear caliper carriers are a complete ar$e to take off!

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2022, 08:47:00 pm »
Maybe I’ll leave them be...am about to fire the patent parts cannon at the thing ( car, not rear caliper!) to try to cure a boost leak that the OBDeleven has picked up on after my jaunt to France...that and a further 7 fault codes. I can see this being my newest money pit

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2022, 05:22:13 pm »
Another annoyance sorted out today! £4 off of ebay...I did put the aerial back on btw.

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2022, 05:23:08 pm »
Looks lumpy in the pictures but it has shrunk back into place..

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2022, 05:26:18 pm »
Forgot to add this last week too...New PCV valve and the top hose....the bottom one is a complete arse to get to so remains on the to-do list...can hear the turbo more clearly now and the placebo effect is strong in my mind too!

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2022, 07:04:44 pm »
Did you replace the PCV gasket? OEM ones seem to cost more than the PCV itself so I wondered if anyone bothered??
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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2022, 12:28:50 am »
I bought a kit that had the valve, gasket , hoses, and screws...didn't price up from VW tbh..

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Re: Adolf the Golf
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2022, 12:29:56 am »
Tah-dah

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