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Title: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: hyland770 on 03 April 2009, 12:04
thought this would be a good thread, basically what have you done to your golf today!?

ill start:

changed my thermostat as it was leaking (quite a common problem) and managed to get the bit from a scrappy for £10 bargain!

your turn.....
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Post by: Woxy on 03 April 2009, 12:29
Changed my front grill for a debaged one not sure but got the headlights to do later when i've sorted the wiring out on them

(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/Andyj2001/VW%20Golf%20Gti/DSC00127.jpg)

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Post by: golf newbie on 03 April 2009, 12:43
Was about to pour petrol onto it.

still got a misfire... :cry:
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Post by: Len on 03 April 2009, 12:49
Checked all four tyres ready for drive home!
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Post by: Adam on 03 April 2009, 12:55
New centre caps for long beach alloys, look really gooddd :smiley: :smiley:
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Post by: boneybradley on 03 April 2009, 13:09
Nothing yet as I've being at work since 8...but later I must get under neath after a bad speed hump (or should that be mountain? !) collision last night!!  :angry:   I made sparks aparantly?  :cool:
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Post by: Vdubbster on 03 April 2009, 13:49
This thread on Vortex is huge  :laugh:
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Post by: MrBounce on 03 April 2009, 13:54
Drove it to the shop  :grin:
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Post by: davero on 03 April 2009, 14:16
Walked past it on my way to the company car :laugh:
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Post by: GOLF_MK on 03 April 2009, 14:23
Connected the wiring on my hella quads after a blonde moment last night  :grin: 





See my other thread 'help finding something' if you're confused!!
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Post by: rob026 on 03 April 2009, 14:41
am about to fit smoked repeaters  :cool:
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Post by: ace on 03 April 2009, 15:09
drove it to work this morning, but i fitted my D90's yesterday  :smug:
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Post by: Paul86S2 on 03 April 2009, 15:12
I'm about to start fitting brake duct caliper brackets and some new ducting to try and keep my brakes cooler on the short airfield circuits.

Then will start angle grinding some useless stuff off the car.

Paul

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii211/Paul86S2/brakecoolingbrackets.jpg)
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Post by: tyler on 03 April 2009, 15:27
just fitted a different engine but now i have no clutch bloody auto adjustable  :sad:
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Post by: operaghost on 03 April 2009, 15:34
Just fininshed fitting remote central locking kit got off ebay for less than a tenner.  Much to my amazement, it works!!  :smiley:
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Post by: Andy-H on 03 April 2009, 15:37
Just washed it  :smiley:

Now I'm going to check me fluids (on the car!) .
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Post by: 6sr on 03 April 2009, 15:46
Dropped it off to get my suspension and magnex system fitted.

Hopefully get it back later or in the morning  :smiley:
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Post by: Wayne on 03 April 2009, 15:47
just fitted a different engine but now i have no clutch bloody auto adjustable  :sad:

You may need a new cable if it is at the end of its travel.
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Post by: Vdubbster on 03 April 2009, 16:42
drove it to work this morning, but i fitted my D90's yesterday  :smug:

lets see then
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Post by: ToRo on 03 April 2009, 17:20
I'm about to start to put it back to standard me thinks :o
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 03 April 2009, 17:39
Put petrol in, but bought new rear bumper, and some more cleaning stuff for it.
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Post by: Vdubbster on 03 April 2009, 17:46
I got some Auto Glym stuff, need to use it all now
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 03 April 2009, 17:49
I got some Auto Glym stuff, need to use it all now

The metal polish and shampoo and wheels cleaner...all Auto Glym :P
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Post by: ace on 03 April 2009, 19:08
drove it to work this morning, but i fitted my D90's yesterday  :smug:

lets see then

will put pics up this weekend once shes had a good cleaning session
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Post by: Vdubbster on 03 April 2009, 19:45
I got some Auto Glym stuff, need to use it all now

The metal polish and shampoo and wheels cleaner...all Auto Glym :P

Thats just what I got, resin, shampoo & alloy cleaner haha
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 03 April 2009, 19:54
Haha, nice one, one and the same you and me  :tongue:
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Post by: crankycalf on 03 April 2009, 20:37
bought some new seats, gonna have to colour code the rest of my interior now  :undecided:
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Post by: Adam on 03 April 2009, 20:51
Also did my sub/amp properly today.

Also, fitted seats, rear windows, central locking, speakers in to a PUG 306  :sad:

Been a really productive day today I'm happy  :smiley:
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Post by: sharki786 on 03 April 2009, 23:05
Got exhaust mount fitted yesterday and got the cat heat shield welded (much worser now) lol, took it out all day gave it a good thraping and going up to lancashire tomorrow  :grin: big mission!!!
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Post by: dub268 on 03 April 2009, 23:14
Just looked at it thinking that i need to do something with it but not sure what....my clean it in the morning :grin:
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Post by: Khare on 03 April 2009, 23:16
put petrol in it and drove it to college...and bashed out choonez with my new sub amp and headunit  :cool:
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Post by: bobbito on 03 April 2009, 23:42
Not today but recently bought this from a vento

(http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp276/bobbito83/DSC_0641.jpg)

and took them apart so the material all matched in my golf

(http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp276/bobbito83/03042009402.jpg)

In the last 7 months its had
-coilovers
-up rated 22mm front and rear H&R ARB's
-BBS RX11's
-De-arched
-Smoked headlights
-Slim cl side strips
-Front and rear drilled and vented discs + green stuff pads

You would think, as I get through the list of things to do, it would get shorter but unfortunately......
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Post by: Adam on 04 April 2009, 01:33
-up rated 22mm front and rear H&R ARB's


Are they worth it? On the edge of buying them....much of a difference?
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Post by: MrClifford on 04 April 2009, 01:50
put petrol in it and drove it to college...and bashed out choonez with my new sub amp and headunit  :cool:
i got tinnitus from my old sub, gladly after 4 months without it no more ringing in my ears! now im at 2 front doorspeakers :(! o well less weight i spose lol.

btw today i: delivered my meals, went 2 the missus, drove bak home, and a trip to the petty station 2moz!
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Post by: monzablue16v on 04 April 2009, 12:28
Got some work done on the project yesterday :)
More work done recently, lots of messing about trying to get the coolant pipes to run properly and oil pipes for the turbo in, these are now sorted bar the shouting and my new intercooler arrived along with some silicone hoses, so I am now onto running and planning boost hoses and mounting the intercooler.
I had to put the grill on to check the centre spots still fit with the intercooler in place which has made me want to finish it soon. :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/sharemaster/IMAG0061.jpg)

16v Sump is now fitted and also has the oil return in. need to make a bracket to hold the alternator in a different position so it clears the throttle body.
Got some twin pot 280mm S2 brake calipers and carriers so building those up and just hoping they will clear the inside of my wheels :)
Got a bracket missing from the gearbox, need to go hunting around scrapyards.
ECU is delayed so not going to make Elsecar hoping to have it ready for Big Bang at the end of April.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/sharemaster/IMAG0063.jpg)
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Post by: laurielaeks on 04 April 2009, 12:37
i Fitted a set of Mk4 polo coilovers to my golf lol, had to change the strut top mounts on the front to the golf ones and they fitted perfect (and really low)

but when i came to the back coilovers :sick: they were way to small so had to use the standard ahocks n springs on the rear, the gti looks like stilts at the rear right now,
ordering a full proper mk3 golf coilovers today lol

anyone want to buy some front coilovers or sell me some rear ones? lol
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Post by: 01664gti on 04 April 2009, 12:47
I have spent the last week trying to find a front engine mounting bracket for my 16v so i can come out to play lol :cry:
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Post by: bobbito on 04 April 2009, 13:31
-up rated 22mm front and rear H&R ARB's


Are they worth it? On the edge of buying them....much of a difference?

If you can find them cheap enough then I would do it but not for near £300 as I think they are. I got mine for £120 nearly new off ebay.
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Post by: Woxy on 04 April 2009, 13:54
Put my new headlights in after some messing about with the wiring fecking fleabay

(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/Andyj2001/VW%20Golf%20Gti/DSC00131.jpg)


Now just to sort out the fogs and reflectors
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Post by: boneybradley on 04 April 2009, 14:29
well I've being undermine looking at the dents it got on thursday...oh and after grounding my abs light is on constantly!! fkin shi77y roads and speed mountains!! best get it vag-commed i suppose!
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Post by: Caz on 04 April 2009, 14:51
drove it to work, then washed it and dove it home..  :smiley:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 April 2009, 14:57
I'll be delcoking my car today :)
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Post by: avengedslayer on 04 April 2009, 15:14
Fitted my newly sprayed mirror cover :smiley:
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Post by: Woxy on 04 April 2009, 16:21
Even better got my immobiliser sorted so now I can go and play yeeha  :laugh:
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 04 April 2009, 16:40
Was gonna get some eleccy windows from a scrappy GTI but the dude didn't get off his ass to have a look in the hour he told me to phone back after. So next week perhaps
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Post by: dan_apps on 04 April 2009, 17:29
2 cars, first car:

grey mk2 - tried to sort speaker problem in back, turns out speakers are just that crap and nothin can be done!

car 2:

wht mk5 - interior cleaned, clayed, washed & waxed! took like 3hrs to do but looks the nuts, and no i havent got ocd just trying to sell it :afro:
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 04 April 2009, 18:47
Today I bought Oil, Oil filter, dizzy cap, rotor arm, Inlet Manifold Gasket and cam cover gasket

Just need an air filter and thermostat and im good to go
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Post by: daniel-1986 on 04 April 2009, 18:48
fixed a broken brake light bulb, had to be done
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Post by: Khare on 04 April 2009, 18:58
im bout to hit town in zee golf. NO need to change any bits on it as its running sweet. although i need to top up pas fluid, coolant, washer bottle and pump some air into the tyres.
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Post by: T_J_G on 04 April 2009, 19:10
nothing today, haven't even driven it!
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Post by: eightyeightmph on 04 April 2009, 20:36
Dropped a tax disk screw behind the dash, washed it & got friendly with the touch up paint! :afro:
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Post by: jepc86 on 04 April 2009, 23:55
Fitted the sounds to my car, then gave it a clean!
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Post by: lee_lee08 on 05 April 2009, 17:09
Changed the gearbox oil AGAIN!!!!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 April 2009, 18:58
Boot struts are now my way of holding the bonnet up and also changed the brake fluid cap for a black one (it was blue before).
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Post by: VRDan on 05 April 2009, 19:45
Boot struts are now my way of holding the bonnet up and also changed the brake fluid cap for a black one (it was blue before).
Brake fluid no no it was coolant bottle lol.  :grin:
I also fitted a new black coolant bottle and power steering cap's to match my engine plastics and De-badged the ''Golf '' bit off the back,and have also fitted new gas struts under my bonnet.  :smiley:
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Post by: dan_apps on 05 April 2009, 21:09
ad a weekend of dub, today been preping and priming the rear vw badge to be painted black + a mk5 one for someone here :lipsrsealed: + been valeting my old mans mk4 gti for him!
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 05 April 2009, 22:24
Washed and waxed the dub, plus took some photos with the Hella Twins on.

Looks awesome!!  :grin:
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Post by: Adam on 05 April 2009, 22:31
Coilovers  :drool:
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Post by: Andy! on 05 April 2009, 22:36

Fitted an inner cv joint, started and driven her for the first time since fitting a new(ish) gearbox, put air in the tyres and washed her too.
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Post by: Thom89 on 05 April 2009, 23:26
I fitted the vinyl decal that covers the sill on my MK2 valver,  A pig to put on, but got there in the end, sorry, not the best pic, but you get the idea..

 (http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/thom62/fe03b69d.jpg)
Tom
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Post by: Madone_si on 06 April 2009, 09:16
started the paperwork and plans on moving my golf from the UK to USA.
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Post by: jamrock on 06 April 2009, 10:02
started wiring up the 16v. LOOOONG.  :cry:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 06 April 2009, 11:27
not today but yesterday I got my alloys back on after 3 new tyres, also back to blacked the plastics :smiley:
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Post by: ineson on 06 April 2009, 11:54
Decided to sell it.
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Post by: Adam on 06 April 2009, 12:04
Decided to sell it.
:shocked: :shocked: Whats next?

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Post by: ineson on 06 April 2009, 12:34
Not sure got 4k to spend currently looking at Audi A3.
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Post by: capoot on 06 April 2009, 19:45
Ok, Ok.. Not A Golf But Still.. I Spent 5HRS! Cleaning My VRS;

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/capoot/SL271049-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/capoot/SL271050.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/capoot/SL271055.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/capoot/SL271058-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/capoot/SL271065-1.jpg)

Comments? Opinions?

Dan
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Post by: kells on 06 April 2009, 20:13
drove it to sainsbburys and back...and adjusted the bag on the magic tree

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Post by: crankycalf on 06 April 2009, 20:17
fitted some gti seats
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=112318.0
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Post by: JC on 06 April 2009, 20:24
abused it and introduced it to Avon n Somerset Constabulary  :grin:
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 06 April 2009, 21:06
Did you make a whoopsy?? Do tell  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: SoVW on 07 April 2009, 01:22
Took her to the local VW dealer to have a squeak fixed, which they did under warranty, yay.

Also washed her, but left lots of water marks (as I'm a noob at washing). So bought some wax and waxed her up good.

Oh and then scraped a lawnmowers wheels along her bonnet, trying to tidy up the garage a bit while she was in it. Won't be doing that again...
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Post by: mr self destruct on 07 April 2009, 06:47
Well, at the weekend I went to Wales and bought a correct interior for it. So yesterday I fitted it, fitted a tow bar I got for free off my sister's Ryder, and fitted some 15" P-slots, and bought the correct 7 slot quad light grill for it.  :smiley:
Oh, and found rust. More than I'd like. Along a sill and a door.  :sad:
So welded a patch on the sill and gave it a lick of Hammerite, which will do until I can afford a proper resto!  :smiley:
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Post by: hyland770 on 07 April 2009, 08:34
i put new sills on too neaten her up a bit (new ones have plastic insides so they wont rust anymore!) bought debadged grill and about to go to the scrappy where i spotted some 4 stud porche wheels, need to find some coilovers too  :grin:
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Post by: JC on 07 April 2009, 09:07
Did you make a whoopsy?? Do tell  :laugh: :laugh:

German plates  :grin:

yellow headlights  :laugh: ( but he then admitted they were legal )

making " good " progess  :rolleyes:

sum total of a " warning "  :afro:
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Post by: xAx on 07 April 2009, 11:25
Got it a shiny new bosch battery from ECP, half the weight of the old brick that was in there  :shocked:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 07 April 2009, 11:47
Got my new rear bumper today, about fecking time. Mind you was a pain in the ass to get on, as my tow hoop at the rear is bent, so had to cut into the bottom trim plastic of the bumper to make it fit properly, but it's on now and it's straight, unlike my last one  :grin: :grin: :grin:


Also just priming an old badge right now, spraying it Pearl Black for the front grill badge :)
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Post by: gjroe78 on 07 April 2009, 12:49
Gave her a good goin over interior wise and fitted the new R32(grey) floormats and Ally finger plates(cheers Max GTI  :wink:) Oh and a new magic tree as it still (faintly)stinks of sick :grin:
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Post by: Max GTI on 07 April 2009, 13:18
No worries gjroe78 im grad your happy  :smiley:

I fitted the R32 intake, pipecross panel filter and Forge DV. It now pulls better lowerdown and sounds SWEEEET  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Just need to fit my Forge TIP and the R32 air box.
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Post by: ReDBull on 07 April 2009, 13:20
Checked that my re fitted BBS RM's have not been leaking since a winter in the shead. Looking much better now for it.
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Post by: Jay on 07 April 2009, 13:33
Checked when the Tax was going to expire, end of this month so have a few more days to get what I want out of it before scrapping  :laugh:
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Post by: jeynesey on 07 April 2009, 13:36
Realised how dirty it is.... wax to come out on the weekend i think!!
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Post by: MarkS on 07 April 2009, 13:42
Went on the rolling road today!

Still holding strong at 112.3 hp  :cool:
 :tongue:

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Post by: the dude on 07 April 2009, 16:09
took off the standard GTI wheels and took it to the garage to put the new BBS' on that I bought, only the locking nut had rusted in place, so need a new set, also got a new front number plate, as my wolfsburg surround decided to drop my old one somewhere between the NEC and wolverhampton!!!
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Post by: kittie on 07 April 2009, 16:10
Looked at it and prayed for money/emotional strength, then went to work.

Incidentally, this actually worked in a way, my other half got a pay rise. And I'm rather good at spending his money as it happens. Keep praying!
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Post by: Mew on 07 April 2009, 16:17
Given up :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 07 April 2009, 19:49
Changed rear axle bushes and had a nightmare bleeding the brakes, am going to carry on tommorrow and change wish bone bushes aswell.
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Post by: JC on 07 April 2009, 19:52
Given up :lipsrsealed:

that bad mr mew  :shocked:
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Post by: vw_sarah on 07 April 2009, 21:19
I put air in my tyres with a home air compresser, used it to spray my garden fences too  :smiley:
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Post by: stevie boy 01 on 07 April 2009, 21:31
drove it back from work .. lol. .. but fast...
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Post by: GOLF_STU on 07 April 2009, 22:35
finally fitted my boost guage  :grin:
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Post by: MrBounce on 07 April 2009, 23:10
Looked at it when I walked past on the way to work this morning, and managed not to scratch it with the wheelie bin this evening!!  :grin:
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Post by: VW BUSH on 07 April 2009, 23:20
Got the tug through its MOT, thank F@#k :wink:
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Post by: boneybradley on 07 April 2009, 23:23
I got pi55ed off with mine as the abs can't decide what it wants! and my lap top is not working to scan it!!  :angry:
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Post by: jamie_pyrite on 07 April 2009, 23:33
looked out the window and realised it's a jetta..


...came to terms with selling the lovely golf for a £200 jetta.. :(

...sighed.
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Post by: VW BUSH on 07 April 2009, 23:39
Also got pissed off with it for Rudolph impression

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4880/dsc00045z.th.jpg) (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00045z.jpg)
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Post by: xAx on 08 April 2009, 12:45
New starter motor fitted, now it cant wait to get going  :cool:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 08 April 2009, 20:48
Bled the brakes again, all sorted now, no need for vagcom!!  To for a spin and found some gravel to test the abs, then some clear back road for some 100-0 testing.
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Post by: Khare on 08 April 2009, 20:50
Bled the brakes again, all sorted now, no need for vagcom!!  To for a spin and found some gravel to test the abs, then some clear back road for some 100-0 testing.
i use a local road which is covered in sea weed  :grin:
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Post by: Andy! on 08 April 2009, 21:20
Removed the bootlid trim and spoiler, fitting a non holy glass
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Post by: gjroe78 on 09 April 2009, 13:12
bought new aero blades and a magic tree for it  :grin:
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Post by: the dude on 09 April 2009, 20:25
washed it, watched it get wet, got depressed, then drove it, whilst getting the feeling one of my new wheels has a slow puncture.
Bugger!!!
Oh, and put my number plate back on the front!
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Post by: boneybradley on 10 April 2009, 15:14
well mine has had a service, new anti freeze, temp sensor, rotor arm, cap, filters and I found i have a broken breather pipe!!  :angry:
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 11 April 2009, 18:27
Replaced the inlet manifold gasket, cleaned the inlet manifold and throttle body, replaced the cam cover gasket, rotor arm, dis cap, oil, oil filter and fixed the blow in the exhaust

And I also noticed I have a broken breather pipe  :angry:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 11 April 2009, 18:31
Took some pettles that feel off a flower tree overlooking my car, there were lots  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: T_J_G on 11 April 2009, 18:34
I have removed the door card to replace a part and the new part broke again. Was trying to cure a squeak, thankfully I think it' gone. It also got a bit of a hoover and present arrived in the post today for her :)
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Post by: Thom89 on 11 April 2009, 21:34
Took my dash out, after discovering that my centre consol was full antifreeze!!  1 1/2 hrs to get the dash out, and both heater mounting bolts on the engine side of the bulkhead came undone! result!  will be fitting the new matrix on Tuesday night...hopefully!
Tom
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Post by: GOLF_MK on 12 April 2009, 19:45
Yesterday i fitted a Supersport 60/40 lowering kit and gave it a wash
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 13 April 2009, 22:55
Fitted a leather interior  :cool: :cool:
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Post by: Dan34 on 13 April 2009, 22:56
Fitted a leather interior  :cool: :cool:

pictures?  :tongue:

Dan
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Post by: boneybradley on 13 April 2009, 22:58
I've bought a passat and put my golf up for sale!!  :wink:
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 14 April 2009, 14:15
Fitted a leather interior  :cool: :cool:

pictures?  :tongue:

Dan

Soon enough. Trying to get my mate round with his cam, he's out most of today, so hopefully tomorrow
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Post by: Khare on 14 April 2009, 14:17
I've bought a passat and put my golf up for sale!!  :wink:
you gonna still be moderating mk3 section then?
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Post by: Len on 14 April 2009, 14:19
I've bought a passat and put my golf up for sale!!  :wink:

Bought? :undecided:

Thought daddy was giving to you?
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Post by: uta_flyinghigh on 14 April 2009, 14:21
Fitted new stereo.
Fitted smoked tails.
Yay.

UTA
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 14 April 2009, 15:32
I've bought a passat and put my golf up for sale!!  :wink:
you gonna still be moderating mk3 section then?

I'd imagine so, he has a lot of helpful input :)
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Post by: dubcheryl on 14 April 2009, 16:00
I changed my rear wheel bearing on Saturday - go me!
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Post by: Petec82 on 14 April 2009, 16:38
This weekend I fitted seats from a mk4 gt tdi into my mk3 gti!  :smug:
Pete :smiley:
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Post by: Andy-H on 14 April 2009, 16:52
This weekend I fitted the new suspension and new top mounts and bump stops all round  :smiley:

Feels like a different car now.

Also set about giving it a good claying  :smiley:
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Post by: T_J_G on 14 April 2009, 19:18
I washed my Golf today and replaced a dead indicator bulb.
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Post by: Khare on 14 April 2009, 20:00
fitted new front coolant flange, topped up PAS fluid, and a full clean inside.  :smiley:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 14 April 2009, 20:53
MOT and passed!
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Post by: Adam on 14 April 2009, 21:51
Got round to fit the Golf GTi.co.uk window stickers! Looks good  :drool:

tomorrow is ARB drop link time. I think I have a split on my CV boot  :sad:
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Post by: RandomJord on 14 April 2009, 21:55
I busted my corrado.
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Post by: Adam on 14 April 2009, 22:03
I busted my corrado.
:shocked: Explain!

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Post by: RandomJord on 14 April 2009, 22:05
Oil went everywhere, it was messy, but luckily on the road an not my drive!
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Post by: gjroe78 on 14 April 2009, 23:48
Bought a mk5 rear wiper arm for my mk4 and a 6" Gulf Sticker for her  :cool:
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Post by: uta_flyinghigh on 15 April 2009, 07:59
Converted the Euro parking lights back to the NA setup of amber parking lights and functional sidemarkers (see build thread). Yay.

UTA
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Post by: ineson on 15 April 2009, 14:28
Decided to sell it.

And today decided to keep it  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: gjroe78 on 17 April 2009, 10:56
my black vw grille badge arrived today  :cool: loads to do this weekend  :laugh: New plates, plate surrounds, black front badges, de badge the rear and fit the rear aero wiper arm  :cool:
oh and i just bought a new knob too  :cool:
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Post by: T_J_G on 17 April 2009, 14:46
Haven't even looked a t it today. But I have bought some goodies for it :)
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Post by: Petec82 on 17 April 2009, 19:50
I have checked it over ready for its MOT tomorrow.  :sad:
Pete :smiley:
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Post by: boneybradley on 17 April 2009, 20:16
well i sold mine today  :cry: :cry:
I'm carless until the morning now  :wink:
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Post by: wampablo on 18 April 2009, 14:46
i just looked at mine with tear in my eye cuz its bust !!!!!! fecking gearbox
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 18 April 2009, 17:06
Fitted a VR6 front splitter and refitted the exhaust cos it was blowing and sitting pissed  :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 18 April 2009, 17:10
nowt - too busy with the Polo  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: T_J_G on 18 April 2009, 19:04
Bought some more goodies :)
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 18 April 2009, 19:15
Fitted a leather interior  :cool: :cool:

pictures?  :tongue:

Dan

Here we go (finally):

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/MustaineJr89/Interior1.jpg)
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/MustaineJr89/Interior4.jpg)
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/MustaineJr89/Interior3.jpg)
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/MustaineJr89/Interior2.jpg)

and a semi mugshot for the hell of it:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/MustaineJr89/Car16.jpg)
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Post by: zippster on 18 April 2009, 19:25
got a checkered roof and started to smooth my boot
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 18 April 2009, 20:33
Bought some silicone hose an carried out the N249 by-pass mod :smiley: and hoovered it out to  :wink:
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Post by: gjroe78 on 20 April 2009, 09:27
Fitted ABT number plate surrounds and new plates(no not pressed ones :cry:) and fiddled with my knob for a while
Black badge goin on tonight  :cool:
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Post by: Guy on 20 April 2009, 22:50
new oil temperature sender... hopefully that'll stop the oil leak!  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Thom89 on 21 April 2009, 00:07
New heater matrix fitted, carpets and under felt power washed, antifreeze is now all gone! roll on the build up! :rolleyes:
Tom
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Post by: wampablo on 21 April 2009, 18:48
fitted gearbox yesterday flooded engine last night fitted ecu drained petrol and oil mix today got new gearbox oil and engine oil and will finish it all tomorrow im knackered and want to spend time with the misses. ive had enough of the joys of motoring for two days !
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Post by: erb91 on 21 April 2009, 21:41
Began the bodywork  :tongue: got the boot and N/S 1/4 pannel dent free and ready for a good coat of primer after work tomorow  :cool:
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Post by: billy_vw on 24 April 2009, 21:27
Today i fitted my Forge 007p DV, ready for my remap next week  :smiley:
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Post by: jeynesey on 24 April 2009, 22:47
Fitted ABT number plate surrounds

That was part of my plans today, but ran out of time  :cry:
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Post by: boo on 25 April 2009, 09:36
waiting for a new alternator bloody car  :laugh: its one
thing after the other with it at the moment !
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Post by: gjroe78 on 25 April 2009, 10:00
Fitting rear aero wiper later  :cool:
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Post by: capoot on 25 April 2009, 12:07
Fitted new aero wipers all round...
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Post by: T_J_G on 25 April 2009, 13:09
Sorted my car so I can get in the bonnet. :)
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Post by: DarnPB on 25 April 2009, 22:29
I drove mine just over 400 miles today.
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 25 April 2009, 22:32
I drove mine just over 400 miles today.

340miles here baby ;)
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Post by: Dan34 on 25 April 2009, 22:35
changed my rocker cover gasket and changed oil and filter!

but couldnt make it to shady's meet! :cry:

Dan
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 25 April 2009, 22:38
changed my rocker cover gasket and changed oil and filter!

but couldnt make it to shady's meet! :cry:

Dan

Not good enough, you're herby banned from all future Shady Meets. Everyone else however are more than welcome.
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Post by: Dan34 on 25 April 2009, 22:44
changed my rocker cover gasket and changed oil and filter!

but couldnt make it to shady's meet! :cry:

Dan

Not good enough, you're herby banned from all future Shady Meets. Everyone else however are more than welcome.

 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

proper gutted i couldnt come! my bloody car's leaking like a sieve atm!

Dan
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Post by: davero on 25 April 2009, 23:49
Changed the gearbox oil, all quite again :smiley:
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Post by: DANNYGCL on 26 April 2009, 19:44
Kicked the front bumper and hurt my foot. damn thing drinks water like there is no tomorrow  :cry: . And kicked the wheel because the tracking is out and its eaten my tyre (so kicking it might have made it a icle bit worse  :tongue: ). And not forgetting, my brakes failed and handbrake cable snapped  :laugh: . Gotta be awake to dive my 4 wheeled tomb  :grin:
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Post by: jezza16v on 26 April 2009, 21:37
Spent all afternoon on the drive doing an 8v mk2 thermostat change from hell! :angry: Bolts seized, couldn't get PAS pump off for ages, had to drop the whole thing out on the brackets  :angry:. At least the stat housing bolts came off ok this time and I didn't end up breaking the water pump. Mind you she warms up a treat now and gauge sits in the middle, hardly registered at all before, but now no heater at all, was at least luke warm before  :sad:  I sense a binning of the heater bypass valve is going to be the next job.  :undecided:
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Post by: Andy! on 27 April 2009, 20:35
Front discs and pads, new Hella oe headlights and numberplate light.
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Post by: vwlemon69 on 27 April 2009, 22:21
dryed them both off with a chamois after they sat in the rain all day :wink:
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Post by: red on 27 April 2009, 23:06
I bought another 1.....

Im poor again thanks to VW!
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Post by: mumbles on 29 April 2009, 00:36
got new centre caps for mk3 long beach alloys. really set the wheels off  :smiley:

ebay is my new friend.  :cool:
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Post by: Hoke on 29 April 2009, 01:22
Removed exhaust manifold, couldn't undo down pipe nuts so had to take off inlet and pull the whole lot up through, man that was tight :angry:
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Post by: barry-gti on 29 April 2009, 12:05
done an N249 bypass last night...
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Post by: jezza16v on 29 April 2009, 16:23
Went to the local scrappy, got a perfect slam panel for the mk2 £10  :grin:, six mk2's in there of various types and quite a few of mk3. Back there tomorrow to get a mint bonnet and osf wing.
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Post by: ToRo on 29 April 2009, 16:28
Yesterday I put my standard lights on it and removed my Hella twins :)
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Post by: danny_p on 29 April 2009, 17:33
today the mk2  has been given 2 new window wipers,  2 new drivers side door handels,  2 new frount wheel bearings and a cv boot.

and about to be offerd a new mk3 GTi rad with seat twin fans and a few more sillicone hoses
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Post by: Khare on 29 April 2009, 18:05
US style sidelights in the indicators. Cos thats how i roll.... :cool:
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Post by: Martz on 29 April 2009, 22:05
I opened the garage door and stared at it, got my tools to fix the lawnmower and then closed it....................... :D
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Post by: JC on 29 April 2009, 22:07
tidied her up anfter the weekend jaunt, and put her away in the garage  :cool:

Polotime  :grin:
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Post by: boneybradley on 29 April 2009, 22:14

Polotime  :grin:

Lighweight....passattime is where its at  :cool:
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Post by: Martz on 29 April 2009, 22:15

Polotime  :grin:

Lighweight....passattime is where its at  :cool:

Lightweight, V5 Passat is where it's at! :D
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Post by: GOLF_STU on 29 April 2009, 23:01
technically not today but replaced the front discs n pads ready for mot  :undecided:
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 30 April 2009, 00:19
Gave it a wash. Am contemplating crystal lights.
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Post by: JC on 30 April 2009, 07:39

Polotime  :grin:

Lighweight....passattime is where its at  :cool:

Lightweight, V5 Passat is where it's at! :D

Nowt light about the polo when I am in it  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Martz on 30 April 2009, 14:38

Polotime  :grin:

Lighweight....passattime is where its at  :cool:

Lightweight, V5 Passat is where it's at! :D

Nowt light about the polo when I am in it  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

You fat bar steward Chuff! :D
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 30 April 2009, 14:41

Polotime  :grin:

Lighweight....passattime is where its at  :cool:

Lightweight, V5 Passat is where it's at! :D

Nowt light about the polo when I am in it  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

You fat bar steward Chuff! :D

"Hello, I am chuff, and this is my life"

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt25/Shady_Pioneer/Oxford%20Meet%20and%20Heritage%20Museum/DSC_0220.jpg)

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: JC on 30 April 2009, 17:23
suddenly i cant seem to find my spare tent  :grin:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 30 April 2009, 18:15
suddenly i cant seem to find my spare tent  :grin:

Oh it should be in the corner with "Sarcasm" and "Jackass"  :smug: :laugh:
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Post by: JC on 30 April 2009, 18:17
suddenly i cant seem to find my spare tent  :grin:

Oh it should be in the corner with "Sarcasm" and "Jackass"  :smug: :laugh:

how do you know my kids names  :shocked: :undecided: :grin:
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Post by: Guy on 30 April 2009, 20:30
coolant flush and new expansion tank
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Post by: Thom89 on 30 April 2009, 22:46
Nothing....
Tom
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Post by: tony_ack on 30 April 2009, 23:15
Ordered a new clip for the heater air directional cable and an oil filter from VAG (after destroying the old clip while trying to get the old damn cable off)
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 30 April 2009, 23:25
VAG-COMmed my MK3 and found out there's nothing wrong with it :D
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 01 May 2009, 14:02
It's at the garage getting remote central locking
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Post by: JC on 01 May 2009, 14:50
left it at home and took the polo out  :grin:
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Post by: Martz on 01 May 2009, 14:55
Ordered my bushes for it, p o w e r f l e x !
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Post by: JakerGTi on 01 May 2009, 16:10
 :angry: got it towed home for £115 because some old lady pulled out and across 2 lanes then smashes into the side of me! sends me onto central embankment and i almost flipped, her excuse was " i couldnt see you" :shocked:  so yeh my mk3 aint in too good nick now!
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Post by: shepgti on 01 May 2009, 16:12
polished my rocker cover :evil:
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Post by: MrBounce on 01 May 2009, 16:33
Left it on the drive and walked to work (which gave me an ENORMOUS sense of wellbeing...) but will be using it tonight to go to friends' house to have CURRY mmmmmmmmm  :smiley: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
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Post by: the dude on 01 May 2009, 16:49
put the original wheels back on, and booked her in for a well overdue service! :tongue:
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Post by: DANNYGCL on 01 May 2009, 17:23
Cleaned it, Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle, its nice. Still dont like it tho  :cry:
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Post by: dan_apps on 01 May 2009, 20:28
today i bought a new power steering belt & ordered 2 new front discs (drilled and grooved brembos) & some mintex pads :cool:

..............fiitting will commence next weekend!
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Post by: JC on 01 May 2009, 20:43
today i bought a new power steering belt & ordered 2 new front discs (drilled and grooved brembos) & some mintex pads :cool:

..............fiitting will commence next weekend!

but I'm not here  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: jepc86 on 01 May 2009, 20:50
Gave it a quick wash as had a little accident in scotland on a break away and was covered in mud!!
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Post by: dan_apps on 01 May 2009, 20:58
today i bought a new power steering belt & ordered 2 new front discs (drilled and grooved brembos) & some mintex pads :cool:

..............fiitting will commence next weekend!

but I'm not here  :lipsrsealed:

i can do sum things myself dial-a-canic! :rolleyes: :grin:
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Post by: JC on 01 May 2009, 21:01
today i bought a new power steering belt & ordered 2 new front discs (drilled and grooved brembos) & some mintex pads :cool:

..............fiitting will commence next weekend!

but I'm not here  :lipsrsealed:

i can do sum things myself dial-a-canic! :rolleyes: :grin:

bet I get a call  :grin: :laugh:
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Post by: tony_ack on 01 May 2009, 22:32
Had a long list and some spare time today...
First the good...
1. Cleaned idle stabilisation valve. Idles a little better now
2. Cleaned my Jetex panel filter
3. Changed the plates as the old ones were damaged. Pleased to see no rust at all under the rear plate!
Now the bad...
4. Jacked it up to change the DTM back and centre silencer for genuine VAG ones, only to find a full custom system fitted. Need a downpipe and front silencer now!
5. Tried to fit new a new heater cable. Got one clip off the old one. Cursed. Cursed some more. Got the other clip off. Cursed again. Fed the new cable through. Cursed some more... you get the picture... Took about two hours until I got it 'close enough'. Those clips are a pig.
6. While half the dash was in pieces I decided to go the whole way and try to fix my rev counter. Turns out the clocks have gone. At least I managed to break the remote central locking in the process!
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Post by: jezza16v on 02 May 2009, 21:53
Took the grille, front bumper and slam panel off and straightened out the n/s chassis leg using an axle stand and the self weight of the car to bend it up, did a bit of hammering to shape things up properly and fitted a new slam panel, all back together now the o/s front of the car is now the same height as the n/s and the bumper and grille looks straight at last. Gave it loads of waxoyl everywhere to preserve it. Just need to get the new s/h bonnet sprayed up now and it'll be well sorted  :smiley:
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Post by: Adam_C on 03 May 2009, 12:49
Hi,

I have replaced all 4 discs and pads on my R32 as one of my old discs was warped and was making a sketchy noise. the new brakes are fantastic.

I have also gave it a clean and a put a layer of Dodo Juice blue velvet wax on it, i would recommend this wax to anyone who has a darkish coloured car it really gives it a nice shine.
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 03 May 2009, 23:21
Drove to London, kept kicking out of 5th gear. New gearbox ahoy  :cry: :cry: fun times
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 04 May 2009, 00:02
Me well i have fitted my 'A' pillar pod and boost gauge and gave it a hoover out and cleaned the interior with some 'poorboys' excellent stuff imo  :cool:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 04 May 2009, 00:03
Cleaned some bird shizer off of the rear quarter panel  :smug:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 05 May 2009, 09:12
On sunday I Cleaned it! First time for months :laugh:

On Monday I back to blacked it and re pinstriped my grill
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Post by: ReDBull on 05 May 2009, 13:28
Kicked the F**king thing as the battery is flat AGAIN and it would not start!!!
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Post by: ineson on 05 May 2009, 13:40
Nothing as it has been in the local garage since last wednesday and not expecting it back until Friday at the earliest!  :angry: :angry: :cry:
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Post by: mumbles on 05 May 2009, 16:23
sorry to hear it bullyboy..

Just replaced my battery today.
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Post by: JC on 05 May 2009, 18:36
ragged the sh1te out of it  :grin:
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Post by: gavL on 06 May 2009, 09:29
Past few days have been spent with new fluids, oil filter, new lower thermostat housing and thermostat, ball joint end, cv boots on inner and outer on a driveshaft plus a load of hassle sourcing parts!

Oh the joy of Mk2's and sourcing parts, got a Mk1 Alu lower Thermostat Housing for £2!!! Polished up it looks brand new!
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 06 May 2009, 10:30
ragged the sh1te out of it  :grin:

That's not big, and it's not clever  :grin:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 06 May 2009, 10:35
ragged the sh1te out of it  :grin:

That's not big, and it's not clever  :grin:

Tis fun tho!
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 06 May 2009, 10:38
ragged the sh1te out of it  :grin:

That's not big, and it's not clever  :grin:

Tis fun tho!
:lipsrsealed: **I know  :grin:**  :lipsrsealed:

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Post by: MrBounce on 06 May 2009, 10:45
Pumped up my tyres...  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: danny_p on 06 May 2009, 11:21
decided it was poorly.   looked at the garage and decided that it's engine out time.   not done anything about takeing it out yet tho
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Post by: JC on 06 May 2009, 11:53
ragged the sh1te out of it  :grin:

That's not big, and it's not clever  :grin:

And  :rolleyes: :grin:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 06 May 2009, 11:58
ragged the sh1te out of it  :grin:

That's not big, and it's not clever  :grin:

And  :rolleyes: :grin:

Was waiting for you to reply :P
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Post by: davero on 06 May 2009, 22:26
Changed wing mirrors, replaced missing clip on outer cv, noticed gearbox mount shagged.
Ordered a vibra technics one.
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 06 May 2009, 23:18
Put a Guy's aero wipe mod on mine, looking slick and sexy now :)
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Post by: mumbles on 07 May 2009, 23:17
kicked it because it broke down... although that was technically yesterday..

today, ordered new dizzy.
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Post by: boneybradley on 07 May 2009, 23:21
mines not a golf anymore.....but the pissat has an audi rs lower front bumper fitted now!! without damaged knuckles too!!
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Post by: shepgti on 07 May 2009, 23:23
mines not a golf anymore.....but the pissat has an audi rs lower front bumper fitted now!! without damaged knuckles too!!


pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:
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Post by: boneybradley on 07 May 2009, 23:24
weekend when the 18's get fitted on!!  :cool:
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Post by: MrBounce on 07 May 2009, 23:40
I collected a vintage pram for my posh aunt and it's now sitting in the back (coz it won;t fit in the shed) waiting to be taken down to Oxford on Sunday...  :cool:
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Post by: shepgti on 08 May 2009, 11:27
I collected a vintage pram for my posh aunt and it's now sitting in the back (coz it won;t fit in the shed) waiting to be taken down to Oxford on Sunday...  :cool:

 :huh:
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Post by: jamie_pyrite on 08 May 2009, 13:24
Taken it to the garage to get de-cat'd, carburettor fixed/tuned and the rear bench modded so I can use golf interiors in the jetta.

Also ordered coilovers :D
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Post by: ineson on 08 May 2009, 13:32
Decided to get it back from the garage where it has been for the last week and a half and decided to break it.

Thread soon to be written out with all parts available.

Bye bye VW ownership, time for a change!  :wink:
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Post by: davero on 08 May 2009, 14:02
Fitted smoked indicators/fogs.
(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr317/davero_photo/dave1146-1.jpg)
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Post by: JC on 08 May 2009, 14:07
had its picture taken by a nice man in a van  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: :grin:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 08 May 2009, 14:13
had its picture taken by a nice man in a van  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: :grin:
Has chuff been naughtay?  :grin:
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Post by: JC on 08 May 2009, 14:29
had its picture taken by a nice man in a van  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: :grin:
Has chuff been naughtay?  :grin:

tell you in 14 days  :grin:
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Post by: T_J_G on 08 May 2009, 14:30
Nothing today, may get a drive later if it's lucky.
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 08 May 2009, 14:33
had its picture taken by a nice man in a van  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: :grin:
Has chuff been naughtay?  :grin:

tell you in 14 days  :grin:

LOL! Oh dear, I've been lucky, never been caught doing anything naughty, that's because I'm a sensible driver... :evil:
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Post by: Khare on 08 May 2009, 14:34
had its picture taken by a nice man in a van  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: :grin:
Has chuff been naughtay?  :grin:

tell you in 14 days  :grin:

LOL! Oh dear, I've been lucky, never been caught doing anything naughty, that's because I'm a sensible driver... :evil:

no its because you dont have a gti  :grin: :laugh:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 08 May 2009, 14:34
had its picture taken by a nice man in a van  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: :grin:
Has chuff been naughtay?  :grin:

tell you in 14 days  :grin:

LOL! Oh dear, I've been lucky, never been caught doing anything naughty, that's because I'm a sensible driver... :evil:

no its because you dont have a gti  :grin: :laugh:

Touche.  :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Khare on 08 May 2009, 14:36
tbf, i dont drive slow, yet ive never been pulled for a random check. I guess im just lucky.
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Post by: AlanD on 08 May 2009, 14:37
Office people wanted to go out in it to see how quick it was so since mods. Ragged it to pub lunch and back :D

Its wash day tomorrow, needs a good air, all my farts are starting to soak into the seats lol
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Post by: T_J_G on 08 May 2009, 14:38
Office people wanted to go out in it to see how quick it was so since mods. Ragged it to pub lunch and back :D

Its wash day tomorrow, needs a good air, all my farts are starting to soak into the seats lol
Lovely!

Christ washing your car Alan! Must be ill!
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 08 May 2009, 14:38
Office people wanted to go out in it to see how quick it was so since mods. Ragged it to pub lunch and back :D

Its wash day tomorrow, needs a good air, all my farts are starting to soak into the seats lol

That's just grim, mind you it does happen lol! My interior could do with a good clean...haven't done it for 2 months  :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
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Post by: AlanD on 08 May 2009, 14:40
Iv got a BBQ party at mine tomorrow so want it to look nice. Im sucha shallow tosser.
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 08 May 2009, 14:44
Iv got a BBQ party at mine tomorrow so want it to look nice. Im sucha shallow tosser.

I'm the same man lol! You're not the only one.
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Post by: Amzy-Bear on 08 May 2009, 23:01
was about to gt my scorpion backbox fitted but because its off a mk2 it needs a bit of chopping and changing.
but because the mid section is a bit f**ked im just looking to get a full system now for my MK3 And flog the backbox !

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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 May 2009, 00:29
I found out my car was a Cat D write off today  :cry:
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Post by: davero on 09 May 2009, 00:38
I'm sure there are plenty of cat d's on here looking better than ever. Nothing to annoy yourself over. :wink:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 May 2009, 00:45
I'm sure there are plenty of cat d's on here looking better than ever. Nothing to annoy yourself over. :wink:

This is what everyone's telling me, not to worry, so I shouldn't?
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Post by: davero on 09 May 2009, 00:59
At the and of the day it is a 13 year old car, it has already lost all the value it is going to lose
regardless.  If you were selling it it would not be worth any less. Cat d was probably only a fender bender.
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Post by: shepgti on 09 May 2009, 01:00
I'm sure there are plenty of cat d's on here looking better than ever. Nothing to annoy yourself over. :wink:

This is what everyone's telling me, not to worry, so I shouldn't?

only issue you have with it is your wonky rear quater.... :undecided:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 May 2009, 01:41
I'm sure there are plenty of cat d's on here looking better than ever. Nothing to annoy yourself over. :wink:

This is what everyone's telling me, not to worry, so I shouldn't?

only issue you have with it is your wonky rear quater.... :undecided:

Not really wonky anymore, you can't notice it lol!
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Post by: AlanD on 09 May 2009, 07:42
Death trap if you ask me ! ;)

Just kidding mate, just echoing what other have said, CAT D is nothing, its fine :) Looking as good as ever :cool:
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Post by: Wayne on 09 May 2009, 08:11
I found out my car was a Cat D write off today  :cry:

Why did it take so long to find out and how did you find out.
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Post by: shepgti on 09 May 2009, 11:01
I found out my car was a Cat D write off today  :cry:

Why did it take so long to find out and how did you find out.

a little thing called a hpi check  :grin:
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Post by: Wayne on 09 May 2009, 11:13
I found out my car was a Cat D write off today  :cry:

Why did it take so long to find out and how did you find out.

a little thing called a hpi check  :grin:

Call me silly but would it not be better to do that when buying the car instead of a lot later.
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Post by: gjroe78 on 09 May 2009, 11:15
I found out my car was a Cat D write off today  :cry:

Why did it take so long to find out and how did you find out.

a little thing called a hpi check  :grin:


Call me silly but would it not be better to do that when buying the car instead of a lot later.

Errr YEP  :shocked:
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Post by: JC on 09 May 2009, 11:16
 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:  yes wayne, but some people dont - not til they go to part ex it in  THEN the dealer tells them.

shady - wouldnt worry to much - I will happily buy it off you for a REDUCED price now i know its cat d  :grin:
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Post by: Wayne on 09 May 2009, 11:52
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:  yes wayne, but some people dont - not til they go to part ex it in  THEN the dealer tells them.

shady - wouldnt worry to much - I will happily buy it off you for a REDUCED price now i know its cat d  :grin:

I always hpi a car before buying it, has saved me from buying a dud in the past.
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Post by: DANNYGCL on 09 May 2009, 16:02
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:  yes wayne, but some people dont - not til they go to part ex it in  THEN the dealer tells them.

shady - wouldnt worry to much - I will happily buy it off you for a REDUCED price now i know its cat d  :grin:

I always hpi a car before buying it, has saved me from buying a dud in the past.


Ermmm im young n dumb  :laugh: What is a ermm HPI check, never really looked into what it is  :embarassed: :embarassed:
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 09 May 2009, 16:15
It's a check through the DVLA that tells you a car's history, if it's been declared a write off, if it's been stolen/recovered, etc
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Post by: DANNYGCL on 09 May 2009, 16:20
It's a check through the DVLA that tells you a car's history, if it's been declared a write off, if it's been stolen/recovered, etc

Ahh right so its like that thing advertised on TV, Mytext Check or something  :cool:
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 09 May 2009, 17:28
Yup, one in the same
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Post by: JC on 09 May 2009, 21:36
took the old girl for a run up the hozzy - not the best thing for me mate whose knee felt every pothole - stone - rumble strip  :grin: :laugh:
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Post by: chrisford_vw on 09 May 2009, 22:16
Put a badgeless grill on today and won a set of gti doorcards on the bay for £1.25 (collect and fit tommorow)
Here is a pic of the grill
(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/ctdarkchris_vw/DSCF1408.jpg)
Fitted as was with the grey finish, I don't know if I should paint it or not.
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Post by: AlanD on 10 May 2009, 10:08
Did this  yesterday, but you get the drift. Gave a 2 hour clean and polish, she look like shes come out the showroom inside and out. I love her when she is this clean

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/twior/IMG_0179.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/twior/IMG_0180.jpg)
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Post by: Martz on 10 May 2009, 10:18
Took pictures of mine overlooking Hrow. Will post them later! :D
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Post by: JC on 10 May 2009, 11:48
Managed to get almost all the dent out of the rear door  :cool: fooking supermarket drive off  :evil:
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Post by: AlanD on 10 May 2009, 11:56
:( arrgh sorry about that chuff, how anoying :(

I was at Tesco yesterday, parked right at the back, loads of spaces and someone still managed to park next to me  :angry:
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Post by: JC on 10 May 2009, 12:01
its been there a month or so alan, was very noticeable  :angry:  thankfully a good push from inside got it out  :cool:
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Post by: captin manering on 10 May 2009, 12:11
i managed to snap my rear wiper blade of while trying to polish it up lol.

Dont no why i bother cause you cant polish a turd :smug:
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Post by: antz on 10 May 2009, 12:21
going to wash and polish tonite
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Post by: MrBounce on 10 May 2009, 21:26
Drove mine 340 miles round trip to deliver a vintage pram to my Aunt who's going to become a Grandmother for the first time (she wanted somehting "posh" to push her grandchild around Oxford in). My dad paid for all the fuel then filled up again when I dropped him home  :cool:

Didn't exactly hang around and still got 40mpg and averaged about 57mph. Very happy  :smiley:

I've also now got the boot and rear seats back coz the sodding pram wouldn't go in the shed it was so big!!!  :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Post by: andyg16v on 10 May 2009, 21:40
Washed two MK2 Golfs and hoovered the inside. Need to get some better cleaning stuff, bloody tree sap everywhere  :angry:
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Post by: Ticalion on 11 May 2009, 10:20
Hah bloody rear calliper carrier bolts, only managed one side. Took a lot longer than I was expecting, they were stuck on but a tickling with the grinder soon sorted them out. Get the other side done next week, MOT soon woop woop!
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Post by: mumbles on 11 May 2009, 18:27
Oil change, replaced alternater/water pump belt and adjusted PAS pump.
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 11 May 2009, 19:01
Drove to Bridport to collect a couple of tyres. Will get them fitted tomorrow.


Also cleaned the bad boy :P

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt25/Shady_Pioneer/Random%20Pics/DSC_0413.jpg)
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt25/Shady_Pioneer/Random%20Pics/DSC_0414.jpg)

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Post by: barry-gti on 11 May 2009, 19:08
replaced my clutch pedal....what a B0ll0ck!
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Post by: mumbles on 11 May 2009, 19:09
Drove to Bridport to collect a couple of tyres. Will get them fitted tomorrow.


Also cleaned the bad boy :P

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt25/Shady_Pioneer/Random%20Pics/DSC_0413.jpg)
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt25/Shady_Pioneer/Random%20Pics/DSC_0414.jpg)



looking good Shady  :cool:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 11 May 2009, 19:25
Cheers matey :) got something on the cards now I think, hopefully will make it look a lot better :)
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Post by: R32UK on 11 May 2009, 20:09
Put in £60 of petrol.... an all too familiar story  :cry:
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Post by: mumbles on 11 May 2009, 20:56
Cheers matey :) got something on the cards now I think, hopefully will make it look a lot better :)

what you got in mind or is it a secret and you'd have to kill me If you tell me??  :grin:

Just used mequiars "shine" to bring up my black trim.... think I may have to respray some parts tho coz they just wont come up any better... on the other hand it has made a huge difference to the look of the car!   :smiley:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 11 May 2009, 21:07
I'd have to kill you  :grin: I'm just gonna go ahead and do it when I get round to doing it :) the reason for not telling is because I want to just do it, and not have anyone influence my decision, if I like it, I like it, and whatever anyone else thinks, well... LOL!
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Post by: Mikester on 11 May 2009, 21:09
Took it to http://www.ddalecoachworks.co.uk/home.html (http://www.ddalecoachworks.co.uk/home.html)
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Post by: mumbles on 11 May 2009, 21:12
I'd have to kill you  :grin: I'm just gonna go ahead and do it when I get round to doing it :) the reason for not telling is because I want to just do it, and not have anyone influence my decision, if I like it, I like it, and whatever anyone else thinks, well... LOL!

Don't do it man!!! Don't paint it pink.... its just not cool....  :grin:

Hope it goes well! let us see some pics when you do!
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 11 May 2009, 21:25
Who told you that???!!!  :grin: :grin: :grin: Of course I'll get pics, I'm the biggest pic whore on this forum you know lol!
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Post by: mumbles on 11 May 2009, 21:32
Who told you that???!!!  :grin: :grin: :grin: Of course I'll get pics, I'm the biggest pic whore on this forum you know lol!

LOL, ye I'd noticed (not a bad thing) If I ever manage to get some pics of my car done then I may require your help and sig making service  :grin: Don't think I could handle the shame of trying to make one myself....

Anyway we better stop hijacking this thread or we'll get banned!!  :grin:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 11 May 2009, 21:34
Who told you that???!!!  :grin: :grin: :grin: Of course I'll get pics, I'm the biggest pic whore on this forum you know lol!

LOL, ye I'd noticed (not a bad thing) If I ever manage to get some pics of my car done then I may require your help and sig making service  :grin: Don't think I could handle the shame of trying to make one myself....

Anyway we better stop hijacking this thread or we'll get banned!!  :grin:

 :rolleyes: You will...I won't  :grin: :grin: :grin:

No problem my man, just give me a shout, I do need to get one done for another member though which I still haven't done and also one for cookiemonster when he sends me some photos...
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Post by: mumbles on 11 May 2009, 21:52

 :rolleyes: You will...I won't  :grin: :grin: :grin:


HAHAHAHA!!!  :grin:.....  :undecided:... :cry:
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Post by: Martz on 12 May 2009, 00:52
Gave it a damn good clean about 1 hour ago! :D
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 12 May 2009, 01:44
Rode past it on my bike. Jumped in, put the key in in the hope that it might start...it didn't   :sad: :sad:
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Post by: DANNYGCL on 12 May 2009, 09:14
Purchased some prezzies for it, a new sump and some engine mounts  :laugh:


Watch this space................................. It will without fail guaranteed faulter again  :evil:
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Post by: mumbles on 12 May 2009, 18:31
Gave it the best damn clean inside its ever had! got some fabric cleanign stuff (baisically just carpet cleaner although it says its for car seats too) really got all the muck out my seats, hoovered it to within an inch of its life and rubbed in another layer of megs shine on the bodywork trim. still waiting for new Mass Air Flow meter to arrive....
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Post by: T_J_G on 12 May 2009, 19:20
Put new mats in and received some goodies!
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Post by: JC on 12 May 2009, 20:27
won the traffic light GP  :grin:
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Post by: Jay on 12 May 2009, 20:55
You know my Fronterror is no match for your 16v :tongue:
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Post by: antz on 12 May 2009, 21:05
took it out for a good drive :cool:, love the whistle from the turbo when windows are down hehe
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Post by: the dude on 12 May 2009, 21:24
went for a service, then found out need to spend £ on TLC'ing it, many many £'s
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 12 May 2009, 21:32
Found out it's my valve stem seals busted, gonna cost a lot to replace, lovely jubly. £350 +....I don't think so.


Also got my Toyo Proxe T1-Rs on the rear today, I'm "scene" now lol!
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Post by: AlanD on 12 May 2009, 21:34
Im about to get the old man from Gatwick airport in 20 minutes so going to go for a nice spirited drive :)
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Post by: jamie_pyrite on 12 May 2009, 22:29
Picked up my new engine for the conversion :D Hard stuff lifting the engine by hand out of the back of my dad's car. Had to get some assistance from the neighbour :p

Also just sourced nearly all the parts I need for the conversion all from one person. VERY HAPPY!
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Post by: gjroe78 on 12 May 2009, 22:39
Fixed the rear aero wiper
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Post by: rob026 on 13 May 2009, 00:14
put my new colour coded spoiler on, halfrauds dragon green isnt the same as vw dragon green, so will probs be back off to try again :sad:
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Post by: gjroe78 on 13 May 2009, 09:09
put my new colour coded spoiler on, halfrauds dragon green isnt the same as vw dragon green, so will probs be back off to try again :sad:
Bodgit & Scarper Inc  :tongue:
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Post by: VRDan on 13 May 2009, 18:28
Got up some new sparkplugs through work so trade price  :smiley:,they are overdue but its still not cheap paying for 6 platinum plugs.
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Post by: Martz on 13 May 2009, 22:53
Cleaned the tree sap off it from parking in Focus under a tree? Was so confused as it looked like Coke....................
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Post by: DANNYGCL on 13 May 2009, 23:55
purchased a new sump pan and gasket. Engine mounts and gerbox mount from GSF (all in at £60) Trade  :smug: :smug:


Go on ENVY ME  :evil: hehe
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Post by: Thom89 on 14 May 2009, 00:31
Completely finished screwing my dash back together, and not one single screw left over!  but managed  to lose one of the little springs from the seat runner... Doh..
Tom
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Post by: ineson on 14 May 2009, 05:17
Nothing as it is still in garage after a fortnight now. Definately selling / breaking now as put a deposit down on another car last night.
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Post by: dubcheryl on 14 May 2009, 09:50
Checked oil and water and found my breather has broken - it all became clear as to why it didn't like to start in the mornings! Now a trip to GSF for me... :sad:
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Post by: Dan34 on 15 May 2009, 19:36
sheered an exhaust clamp! oh joy  :angry: lol

Dan
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 15 May 2009, 23:50
Collected it from having valve stem seals replaced, along with cambelt change, tensioner change and camshaft seal changed :)


Also got a passenger's bottom trim seal replaced too.
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Post by: JC on 16 May 2009, 01:18
purchased a new sump pan and gasket. Engine mounts and gerbox mount from GSF (all in at £60) Trade  :smug: :smug:


Go on ENVY ME  :evil: hehe

is that like getting FORUM discount but  different words  - on the owners club trade account  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: davero on 16 May 2009, 01:31
Fook all it rained all bloody day  :sad:
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Post by: Adam on 16 May 2009, 01:51
Drove to TSR and got some pressed plates, put on my rear 1 series wiper and collected a car from Taunton  :rolleyes:.
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Post by: MrBounce on 16 May 2009, 10:47
Gonna park it in the manager's underground carpark in town today as I've blagged a carpark pass. Free town parking  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: re2 on 16 May 2009, 20:07
nothing as its at the back of the garage and im driving a jetta
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Post by: Grazy on 16 May 2009, 20:40
Took it for a nice hard rinse round town

And tried to polish rubbish paint on sunroof , Not happening - Anyone got an Oak green sunroof for sale  :laugh:
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Post by: richard s on 16 May 2009, 20:41
gone for a drive as been on hols for 2 weeks to find hand brake siezed again  :cry:
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Post by: Grazy on 16 May 2009, 21:13
gone for a drive as been on hols for 2 weeks to find hand brake siezed again  :cry:

    Is it a MK2 per chance bruv   :grin:
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Post by: Bounty_Hunter on 16 May 2009, 22:24
well i fixed my electic window on the drivers side finally! plus took the window frame out on the hood as i dont have a window!
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Post by: Mikester on 16 May 2009, 23:38
gone another day without it in my life.
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Post by: mumbles on 17 May 2009, 01:42
new mass air flow meter... checked more wiring for the ignition system.... still not running right. ordered new coil... fingers crossed for this solution...  :sad:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 17 May 2009, 15:30
Refilled washer bottle, bloody warning thing gets so anoying.
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Post by: Andy-H on 17 May 2009, 16:56

Fitted my amp in the boot after colourmatching the top plate on it.

Made a speaker box for the boot.

Got it Sh!t up going to Focus for supplies  :angry:
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Post by: richard s on 17 May 2009, 20:04
unsiezed handbrake and think hammers and wd40 are wicked
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gone for a drive as been on hols for 2 weeks to find hand brake siezed again 


    Is it a MK2 per chance bruv   
how did you ever guess  :grin:
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Post by: Horney on 17 May 2009, 20:14
Swapped to small bumpers and original style rear lights.

Nick
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Post by: edpryce on 19 May 2009, 20:23
at the weekend I finally lowered it and de-stripped it. Been meaning to change the suspension for ages as it was on the original shocks/springs.  Never tackled anything like that before. Took ages.

(Thanks Jacko for the coilovers)

before

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c48/EdPryce/Image010.jpg)

after

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c48/EdPryce/IMGP2568.jpg)

Shame its outside my house, want to get some decent photos. What do you reckon?

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Post by: dTEA on 19 May 2009, 20:28
ordered a set of inserts for the seat adjusters...first mod  :laugh:
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Post by: VW BUSH on 19 May 2009, 21:12
Found matching bonnet for £40 Non rusty door for £40 and Grill £20

If its still there on the weekend i will be back in black!
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Post by: westfield on 19 May 2009, 21:15
Re fitted the carpets in the Cab and put the seats back in.  :smiley:
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Post by: antogoof on 19 May 2009, 21:17
thought about driving it and then thought about toyo proxes in the wet! :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 19 May 2009, 21:59
crashed it into a post  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 May 2009, 21:59
thought about driving it and then thought about toyo proxes in the wet! :smiley:
:huh:

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Post by: shepgti on 19 May 2009, 22:01
crashed it into a post  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

 :huh: :shocked:
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Post by: antogoof on 19 May 2009, 22:19
only kiddin shady, im just getting used to driving fast again! :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 19 May 2009, 22:25
crashed it into a post  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

 :huh: :shocked:

too little sleep, too much cockiness that it would fit thru the gap left to get ti on my drive at 7am  :grin:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 May 2009, 22:43
only kiddin shady, im just getting used to driving fast again! :smiley:

I was referring to the Toyos... :kiss: :grin:
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Post by: antogoof on 19 May 2009, 22:45
? :smiley:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 May 2009, 22:46
I dunno, I've lost myself lol!
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Post by: gjroe78 on 19 May 2009, 22:53
Just bought it some TT comps  :cool:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 May 2009, 22:54
Just bought it some TT comps  :cool:

Change your friggin' sig already lol!
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Post by: gjroe78 on 19 May 2009, 22:57
I will when the wheels are on but my ickkle 15's make me blush  :embarassed:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 May 2009, 23:03
I will when the wheels are on but my ickkle 15's make me blush  :embarassed:

LMAO, you girl :P
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Post by: gjroe78 on 19 May 2009, 23:04
 :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
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Post by: dTEA on 20 May 2009, 18:37
crashed it into a post  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

 :huh: :shocked:

too little sleep, too much cockiness that it would fit thru the gap left to get ti on my drive at 7am  :grin:
that mean a nice dent in the mk2 then?  :huh:
only kiddin shady, im just getting used to driving fast again! :smiley:


I was referring to the Toyos... :kiss: :grin:
I went for a spin last night on the Dunlop Sport's...abysmal aint the word...I was spinning up at 65 in 3rd :evil:
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Post by: the dude on 20 May 2009, 21:59
Sold it,
And hopefully bought a new one.
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Post by: Horney on 20 May 2009, 22:03
Got my indicators working, fitted my bumper brackets and went for a razz.

nick
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Post by: antogoof on 20 May 2009, 22:10
just took it on the a628 woodhead pass for a tool about, it was good heading for barnsley but coming back the heavens opened!! :angry:

twisty, smooth, quick, love it. :smiley: :smiley:
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Post by: Thom89 on 20 May 2009, 23:42
Refitted all my freshly power washed seats, re greased the seat runners and tracks, seats now glide backwards and forwards silently
Tom
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Post by: Adam on 21 May 2009, 10:08
Spet far too much money on it this week.
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Post by: danny_p on 21 May 2009, 10:40
going to see if it still goes
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Post by: AlanD on 21 May 2009, 11:42
Managed to smack someone up the arse and ruin my front bumper, front grille and VW badge :(
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Post by: gjroe78 on 21 May 2009, 11:47
Managed to smack someone up the arse and ruin my front bumper, front grille and VW badge :(
Gutted Alan  :cry:
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Post by: AlanD on 21 May 2009, 11:59
Ordering parts from VW today so should be sorted by next weekend. Its just the cost of getting it all sorted :(
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Post by: antz on 21 May 2009, 13:48
debadged and orderd new rear bushes  :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 21 May 2009, 13:50
checked the oil, then going out for a play, as i have been woken up FAR too early again  :rolleyes:
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Post by: dTEA on 22 May 2009, 11:10
Ordering parts from VW today so should be sorted by next weekend. Its just the cost of getting it all sorted :(
get the carbon front you know you want to :wink:
sorry to hear bout the shunt tho
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 22 May 2009, 11:16
Spat on it from the upstairs window by mistake.  :laugh:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 22 May 2009, 22:36
Took all the wood trim out and started spraying and fitted new Momo gear knob!
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 22 May 2009, 22:43
She got taken to the garage today, me and the old man are swapping the engine on sunday...can't wait to get her back on the road
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Post by: AlanD on 22 May 2009, 22:56
Ordering parts from VW today so should be sorted by next weekend. Its just the cost of getting it all sorted :(
get the carbon front you know you want to :wink:
sorry to hear bout the shunt tho

Id love a carbon front, but need somwehere to put my plate :(

Coopers around here would cum in their pants if they saw me with no plate on the front of my car.
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Post by: andyg16v on 22 May 2009, 23:04
Sold it :(
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Post by: jamie_pyrite on 23 May 2009, 01:44
Fixed it! :D It no longer cuts out :)
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Post by: MrBounce on 23 May 2009, 10:37
Went to the gym in it, took the Mrs to the Railway station. Might clean it...  :grin:
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Post by: vdubman on 23 May 2009, 10:48
fitted a knew oil pressure sensor,oil temp sensor,light switch,checked all the fluid levels and gonna take her for a wash later :smiley:
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Post by: VRDan on 23 May 2009, 14:07
fitted a Mk4 Gti three spoke steering wheel  :smiley:
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Post by: monzablue16v on 23 May 2009, 17:32
Got pissed of with it and thought about burning it :(
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Post by: Chris-White on 23 May 2009, 19:52
Broken it.  :sad:


(although it isnt actually golf)
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Post by: dTEA on 23 May 2009, 21:05
Went to view a good few other golfs in it for my mate...got very p1ssed off with arrogant "lock up" dealers taking the proverbial, saying "meet my brother, he's at the shops in it"  or "my boss is out in it with the family" - do they want to sell the fooking things or what :angry:

Then finally drove all the way to nottingham and saw a 24,000 2004 plate Leon Cupra and he's bought it  :cool:
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 23 May 2009, 21:42
I got stuck into overhauling my rear brakes on my mk3 GTI, id like to say id finished but only managed to fit the new disc, pads, wheels bearings, hoses and cleaned up caliper on the passenger side as once i started the drivers side one of the caliper carrier bolts sheared out - MEH!!! ...looks like a trip to Halfrauds in the morning to get some bolt / stud removers.  :angry:
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Post by: VW BUSH on 23 May 2009, 23:49
Got bonnet from worthing in X5, blew MK3 valver off roundabout :shocked:
Fitted bonnet drove home and snapped suspension roll bar link, feked CV boot, stripped link and cv boot ready to fit new bit if i can get em tmrw if not its the fiat uno back up until tuesday :sick:
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Post by: Adam on 23 May 2009, 23:53
VR6 splitter, rear handles on the front and painted my calipers, well half way there  :drool:
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Post by: antz on 24 May 2009, 13:06
smoothed inner airbox  :smiley:
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Post by: shepgti on 24 May 2009, 13:35
parked it on the driveway where it will probly sit for a loooooong time :grin:
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Post by: Grazy on 24 May 2009, 16:29
Me and a mate put speakers int the doors , some tweaters on dash and head unit in Sounds at last , And also fixed leaking fuel pipe at top of injector rail  :cool:
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Post by: Horney on 24 May 2009, 16:36
Cracked out the rattle cans!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4082.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4083.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4086.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4087.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4089.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4093.jpg)

Nick
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Post by: clipperjay on 24 May 2009, 22:29
Washed it!
Cracked out the rattle cans!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4082.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4083.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4086.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4087.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4089.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/Track%20Slag/IMG_4093.jpg)

Nick
Nick that MkII is coming along fella! :cool:

WASHED
(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa51/Clipperjay/Rallye4sale/P1010768.jpg)
WASHED
(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa51/Clipperjay/Rallye4sale/P1010769.jpg)
WASHED
(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa51/Clipperjay/Rallye4sale/P1010770.jpg)
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Post by: MrBounce on 25 May 2009, 11:09
Drove it to the gym, and used the windscreen washers coz the screen was dusty.  :laugh:
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Post by: JC on 25 May 2009, 16:52
parked it on the driveway where it will probly sit for a loooooong time :grin:

 :shocked:


 :huh:
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Post by: dTEA on 25 May 2009, 20:27
washed it and the missus's and then its rained :cry:
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Post by: Khare on 25 May 2009, 20:37
changed oil and oil filter  :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 25 May 2009, 20:38
checked it was still in the garage  :grin:
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Post by: uta_flyinghigh on 25 May 2009, 21:33
Dewipered trunklid, sprayed rims black, fitted aero wipers.
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Post by: shepgti on 25 May 2009, 22:22
parked it on the driveway where it will probly sit for a loooooong time :grin:

 :shocked:


 :huh:

tax and mot up at end of the month and have just fixed my rx7, god i forgot how much i love speed :evil:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 25 May 2009, 23:30
well i'v fitted my painted engine and battery covers  :laugh:
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Post by: mumbles on 26 May 2009, 17:52
fitted new crankshaft sensor. coolent pipe has corroded real bad and sprung a leak while moving it to get engine mount out so got a new one of those on the way.
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Post by: T_J_G on 26 May 2009, 18:49
fitted a new coil pack.
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Post by: johnson6672 on 26 May 2009, 19:14
Fitted new exhaust mounts and repositioned the exhaust to stop it banging all the time!!
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Post by: AlanD on 26 May 2009, 20:46
fitted a new coil pack.

I thought "Team Brands" where going to fit them tomorrow?
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 26 May 2009, 21:45
Almost fitted new spark plugs and HT leads, got the plugs in, but turns out the leads are the wrong ones...
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Post by: euro dave on 26 May 2009, 22:16
Soldered, unwrapped insulation tape, soldered some more, twisted lots of wires, and then applied hand cream after my fingers could take no more of the punishment!  :)
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Post by: T_J_G on 27 May 2009, 10:59
fitted a new coil pack.

I thought "Team Brands" where going to fit them tomorrow?

It was annoying driving with it misfiring lol. I had to use the car so I put it in. I'll bring something esle for you to fit :
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Post by: gjroe78 on 27 May 2009, 12:26
New timing belt and raised the front a little  :wink:
Trying to find somewhere to refurb and spray my new wheels for a decent price
Oh and new tyres for them  :sad:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 28 May 2009, 09:04
Exhaust fell off!   :angry:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 28 May 2009, 10:52
Exhaust fell off!   :angry:

Hehe. Is it sorted now?
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Post by: dubcheryl on 28 May 2009, 11:01
nope, its hanging on by a thread, so driving very gingerly trying not to let it happen again!
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Post by: AlanD on 28 May 2009, 11:13
Getting it sorted before next weekend?
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Post by: dubcheryl on 28 May 2009, 11:15
Ooh yes! Hopefully sorted by this evening so I can go to Bath! All I need is an exhaust rubber and a screwdriver!
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Post by: mumbles on 28 May 2009, 16:31
new water temp sensor! fixed and runnin good again =)
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Post by: Chris-White on 28 May 2009, 16:37
Polished 'n hoovered. Not actually fixed though!

and its still not a golf.
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Post by: hib747 on 28 May 2009, 16:40
Changed my induction kit for a carbon air intake and ordered some new wheels for sat!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: JC on 29 May 2009, 16:11
checked the Radiator fan works - LOTS  :grin:
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Post by: davero on 29 May 2009, 17:42
Finally changed my fubared gearbox mount. There is not a lot of room in a vr6 engine bay :grin:
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Post by: danny_p on 29 May 2009, 18:24
removed my tubular manifold,  found broken ness -  snaped collector will be welding that up shortly
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Post by: johnson6672 on 29 May 2009, 19:10
Washed and polished twice, all nice and shinney now!! :cool:
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Post by: MrBounce on 29 May 2009, 21:43
Went and bought some beer!  :laugh:
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Post by: DigiDub on 29 May 2009, 21:53
Sat in the boiling heat on the M25 for and hour trying to get home!

Then added some window decals  :cool:
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Post by: turbo.jon on 29 May 2009, 22:07
Changed oil&filter
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Post by: dTEA on 30 May 2009, 15:42
cleaned it inside, and removed the lil uns baby seat, and put in a new sun blind.  Gonna give it a go to do a GTI logo stencil and colour code it all!  :grin:  After that it was get in and drive to work.  :sad:

Also getting a price on poly bushes and front n/s wheel bearing for the GTTDi :rolleyes:
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Post by: Amzy-Bear on 30 May 2009, 15:50
I Put my new Ronal Turbos on :)

Getting it Slammed on Monday !

(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/Amer_Khammash/Photo-0077_1.jpg)


What ya think ?
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Post by: Komenda on 30 May 2009, 15:52

New throttle cable and thermostat, all ready for the trip to Stonor  :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 30 May 2009, 16:56
parked it up on the road and neglected it  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:

Garage space taken up by the polo, all polished and trim blackened ready for stonor  :cool:
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Post by: Grazy on 30 May 2009, 20:13
Put some G60 steels on it  :smug:
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Post by: MrBounce on 31 May 2009, 17:33
150 miles, 2 1/2 hours, 1 traffic jam, 39 mpg, aircon on, 60mph average, Dartford Tunnel, 1 bottle of water and 12 jelly babies. Got home and realised I'd left my beer at my mates. So I bought some more!  :evil:
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Post by: mumbles on 31 May 2009, 17:48
rewired a connector to the crankshft sensor as one of the wires decided it would like to be corroded and snap off at the end. new metal water pipe as old one had sprung a leak, resprayed lower rear bumper black because it had decided to turn old and go gray.  cleaned all the windows properly and got sticker marks off rear and both side windows (been meaning to do this since I got the car) and adjusted windscreen washer spray nozzles so that it hits the window! :smiley: not bad for a days work. here's some pics of bumper, before and after =)

(http://www.force10.co.uk/pics/before.jpg)
(http://www.force10.co.uk/pics/after.jpg)
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Post by: whiter_than_white on 31 May 2009, 18:51
replaced both front wings  :smiley: car just looks a bit odd now as the front end is all nice shiney new paint and the rest is still to be done
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Post by: JC on 31 May 2009, 19:24
washed ,  polish ad refueled ready to get loaded up on Friday for a weekend away  :cool:
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Post by: the dude on 31 May 2009, 20:17
gave it its first wash, put my new tax disc holder in, ED30 gearknob, new red bulbs in the footwells, GTI inserts in the handles,
And put a jellybelly red airfreshener in, definately the best smelling one out of all of them!!!
Oh, and filled her up and finally got to test 6th gear on the motorway...
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Post by: Thom89 on 31 May 2009, 23:49
I completed the build on my interior, everything is now back in place, washed, cleaned and polished, and not one single screw, nut, or bolt left over  :laugh: :laugh:
Tom
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Post by: dubcheryl on 01 June 2009, 09:10
Exhaust fell off AGAIN :angry:
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Post by: Martz on 01 June 2009, 09:13
Exhaust fell off AGAIN :angry:

How? Should not fall off if fitted correctly, ask the Qwik Fit sh1itters! :D
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Post by: dubcheryl on 01 June 2009, 09:18
My exhaust doesn't have the correct hangers to keep it on, jubilee clip FTW until the rubber broke, I then had it on temporarily with zip ties :lipsrsealed: which broke before I could get it fixed. How annoying!!!
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Post by: boo on 01 June 2009, 21:05
found a hole in the  nsf floor ! fix it tomrow
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Post by: mumbles on 01 June 2009, 21:19
cleaned underside of bonnet, then polished and waxed under there too. looks like new again =)

now i just have to clean the engine up... maybe paint rocker cover black...  :undecided:
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Post by: JC on 01 June 2009, 21:30
took it apart  :shocked:
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Post by: Khare on 01 June 2009, 21:31
took it apart  :shocked:
again? :undecided:
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Post by: JC on 01 June 2009, 21:33
yes - rear bumper and the front end. - i tend to spanner when i have things on my mind  :laugh:
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Post by: westfield on 01 June 2009, 21:36
yes - rear bumper and the front end. - i tend to spanner when i have things on my mind  :laugh:

Not more cars on your mind ??  :rolleyes:
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Post by: JC on 01 June 2009, 21:37
nope,  BOTH will be on sale  at this rate   :cry: - ( again - i know  :lipsrsealed: )
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Post by: westfield on 01 June 2009, 21:43
I did think i saw a for sale sign on the olop on a stonor photo of Nick's  :shocked:
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Post by: stealthwolf on 01 June 2009, 22:10
I plugged in VAGCOM for the first time (received the cable today). Managed to test the speakers  :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Thom89 on 01 June 2009, 23:59
Repaired my bonnet to inner wing earth strap! by re crimping the stainless steel tab, to the braided copper wire, and then re heat shrinking to make it look like new!
Tom
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Post by: T_J_G on 02 June 2009, 10:27
I ordered some car cleaning stuff hopeing to clean it today but ordered it to th wrong address. So it will be dirty for another day or two.
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Post by: JC on 02 June 2009, 20:41
gave the front end a good going over

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=70382.msg1041450#msg1041450

 :cool:
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Post by: boo on 02 June 2009, 21:21
fixed my hole  :grin:
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Post by: Horney on 02 June 2009, 21:54
Hobbled outside, looked at it and then hobbled back inside.

Nick
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Post by: Guy on 02 June 2009, 21:59
Hobbled outside, looked at it and then hobbled back inside.

Nick

 :grin: :huh: :lipsrsealed: :cry:

get well soon!
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Post by: B-chi on 02 June 2009, 22:23
Removed the rear wiper, sound deadened the inner & outer skins of the drivers door, made up plates to house new tweeters, ordered fiberglass for door cards, picked up new rcas, speaker wire & dizzy blocks.

Been a busy day at work today!!! Plenty more work to be done tomorrow!
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Post by: hooblah on 02 June 2009, 22:36
stripped a load of bits from my mk2, declined 3 OZ wheels being given to me for free, sold some bits, had a smoke, totally reorganised my garage, received my nice shiny porker calipers (fooking mahoosive btw), sold some more bits, rest...
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Post by: rob026 on 03 June 2009, 02:15
ordered new genuine sump and gasket from dealers, my wallet is now 140 squids lighter :cry:
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Post by: MrBounce on 03 June 2009, 17:17
Picked up a 4 ft fan from work (they're getting rid of all the stuff in the basement before the office closes) and brought it home via the supermarket (needed lunch...!)  :smiley:
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Post by: B-chi on 03 June 2009, 20:50
Another busy day, finished deadening & routing all cables. Fitted amps in boot.
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Post by: Jimp on 03 June 2009, 21:01
Kerbed the living f**k out of one of my alloys  :cry:
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g309/jimmycake/Car/Photo-0009l.jpg)
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Post by: AlanD on 03 June 2009, 22:59
Oh no ! You did a proper job of that.

I picked up car from the garage with the front end all repaired now. Got new metal pressed plates black VW badge and Carbon Fibre grille.


Hummmmmmmmm  carbon fibre, i get a semi just saying the word.
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Post by: dubcheryl on 04 June 2009, 09:08
My exhaust fell off for the third time, this time its the middle part. Some pretty cool sparks were coming from my car last night though! :grin:
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Post by: AlanD on 04 June 2009, 11:28
lol DOH !

Better get the spanner out for the weekend ;)
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Post by: JC on 04 June 2009, 11:30
considered giving it an oil change, but after the week i have dont want to tempt fate before the weekend  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 04 June 2009, 11:31
lol DOH !

Better get the spanner out for the weekend ;)
I will do! Or some unlucky person following me will get exhaust in their face!
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Post by: AlanD on 04 June 2009, 11:32
Make sure Shaddy is behind you then :D

(if anything so your not behind him and get killed by the smoke  :shocked:)
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Post by: JC on 04 June 2009, 11:33
Make Shaddy is behind you then :D


 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 04 June 2009, 11:39
Make Shaddy is behind you then :D


 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

I certainly will especially since he is in a fooked mk3 :lipsrsealed: :grin:
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Post by: JC on 04 June 2009, 16:24
considered giving it an oil change, but after the week i have dont want to tempt fate before the weekend  :lipsrsealed:

well i jinxed mesen well and truely.


had to take one of the kids into town and it was gridlocked.

Heat got to me and the Golf and it turned itself into a

(http://www.industryplayer.com/images/licrespic/kettle.gif)

Pipe had come off. then after fixing that I was on my way home when

BANG.

Summat had just tw@ted the roof of the car.

Yep some swishfookit w@nker had decided my car was a

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d5/Archery_Target_80cm.svg/600px-Archery_Target_80cm.svg.png)

and tw@tted a

(http://students.umf.maine.edu/~mcintirm/rebeccawebquest/golf_ball.jpg)

At it. Thankfully only hitting the roof not a window.

The scuff mark

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF2747.jpg?t=1244128741)

Sat waiting for the third thing to happen now  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: AlanD on 04 June 2009, 16:30
'King hell ! What are the chances ! Spose you cant make the weekend now. (http://fc04.deviantart.com/images2/i/2004/03/2/c/Fingers_Crossed_emoticon.gif)
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Post by: JC on 04 June 2009, 16:31
polo is all juiced up and ready to go alan  :laugh:
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Post by: mr self destruct on 04 June 2009, 22:57
Today I installed a gearshift linkage repair kit as detailed in this thread:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=33100.0

Only problem I had was all those piddly little clips on the link bars snapping. 2 return trips to GSF sorted it though.

Although next time I'm gonna take the cylinder head off to do it. Then I'll be able to reach it without wishing I had an extra elbow on each f***ing arm!  :grin:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 June 2009, 00:35
Cleaned the f**k out of it lol!
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Post by: Martz on 05 June 2009, 00:47
Just finished cleaning the cabrioghey (0040) in the workshop. Looks lovely, photo tomorrow in the sunshine looking good! :D
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Post by: Amzy-Bear on 05 June 2009, 11:01
Today I installed a gearshift linkage repair kit as detailed in this thread:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=33100.0

Only problem I had was all those piddly little clips on the link bars snapping. 2 return trips to GSF sorted it though.

Although next time I'm gonna take the cylinder head off to do it. Then I'll be able to reach it without wishing I had an extra elbow on each f***ing arm!  :grin:

lol :)
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Post by: bomp on 05 June 2009, 14:35
Sprayed a servo unit and master cylinder with Hamerite black smooth after a couple of layers of brushed on smooth Hamerite didn't look too neat.

Pleased with the results, looks powder coated.  Good sugestion Dinx :afro:
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Post by: mumbles on 05 June 2009, 16:28
nice new alternator!  :smiley:
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Post by: MrBounce on 05 June 2009, 16:46
Showed my Dad 6200rpm overtaking a truck  :laugh:
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Post by: antz on 05 June 2009, 21:19
orderd a newsouth boost gauge :cool:
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Post by: mumbles on 06 June 2009, 00:07
cleaned it   :smiley:  drove it  :grin:  now it needs another clean...  :angry:
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 06 June 2009, 01:10
Showed my Dad 6200rpm overtaking a truck  :laugh:

Brill! Bet he had something to say about that! :grin:
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Post by: MrBounce on 06 June 2009, 11:11
Showed my Dad 6200rpm overtaking a truck  :laugh:

Brill! Bet he had something to say about that! :grin:

He's a speed freak at heart - he LOVED it!    :evil:
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 06 June 2009, 15:29
Poured coffee all over my centre console and gearstick - doh!  :angry:
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Post by: Dan34 on 06 June 2009, 15:57
fitted a flocked dash  :cool:

Dan
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Post by: Horney on 06 June 2009, 18:19
Fitted new daily wheels/tyres and also fitted the freshly painted valance. It's starting to look proper cool!

nick
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Post by: antogoof on 06 June 2009, 20:14
got the exhaust fixed, and the stereo properly fitted :smiley:
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Post by: jamie16v on 06 June 2009, 21:44
well, today i decided to amp my components with the amp i was using to run the subs with and then run the subs with a cheap boss sound amp i picked up for a tenner.
after all the hard work of running the cables neatly for the components, having to nip out then to get some fuses for the boss sound amp got it working and then blew it up after 5 mins..
now i need a decent amp to run my subs..
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Post by: Chris-White on 06 June 2009, 21:54
tried to change the fuel filter and failed. I'd like to meet the man who thought it would be a good idea to design a car where the fuel filter is mounted between the fuel tank and the cars floor  :sick:
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Post by: DubFan on 07 June 2009, 00:43
I unblocked the drainage hole behind the brake master cylinder in my A4 because the tray had filled with water during the 3 weeks I was on holiday and I didn't want it draining into my footwell.
Exciting huh.

Oh and driving my car again after 3 weeks did remind me how nice it is to drive compared to the borrowed Ford Cougar V6 I drove on holiday in the USA.
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Post by: gazpowells on 07 June 2009, 12:06
Just finished raising the suspension up about 15mm so i can get on and of the drive  :smiley:
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 07 June 2009, 21:20
Took out my putrid smelling washer bottle and cleaned it out. It stunk so much i thought a mouse may have cralled in there an died. In the end it was just stinking gunge. All clean now tho. :smiley:
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Post by: Horney on 08 June 2009, 13:25
The sun was out this morning and it had more petrol in it than the Rado so decided to take it to work. Bumpy, noisey, huge fun!

nick
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Post by: JC on 08 June 2009, 13:34
backs better then ?   :grin:

oh and today i have mainly decided to SELL my golf  :lipsrsealed: :shocked: ( again  :laugh: )
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Post by: Horney on 08 June 2009, 13:37
Better but not 100%. The car doesn't make it hurt really, it's walking and lifting stuff that's painful.

Oh no, not again!

nick
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Post by: Jay on 08 June 2009, 13:42
I thought it was always for sale?  :grin:
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Post by: captin manering on 08 June 2009, 13:47
i decided it was time to send it to meet its maker by breaking it for spares and hit it with a BIG hammer
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 08 June 2009, 17:37
i decided it was time to send it to meet its maker by breaking it for spares and hit it with a BIG hammer

Can't wait for the pictures.  :laugh:
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Post by: AlanD on 08 June 2009, 18:14
Had a real sh!t day at work today so drove it home in anger and it didn't disappoint :D
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Post by: barry-gti on 08 June 2009, 19:38
gave my interior a damn good seeing to!
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Post by: JC on 08 June 2009, 19:40
washed it after the weekend and new oil n filter sorted :afro:
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 08 June 2009, 19:43
Scrapped the massive seagull pattie from my drivers door window.  :drool:
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 09 June 2009, 00:02
Sorted out indicator problem after it lashed down the other day. Must find out why water gets into my fuse box when it pisses down, not good. :sad:
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 09 June 2009, 00:23
Could be a blocked roof drain tube or dodgy windscreen seal.
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 09 June 2009, 00:31
Quite right mate, one of the 2 i rekon. :smiley:
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Post by: Amzy-Bear on 09 June 2009, 01:05
finally sold one of my golfs  :cool:
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Post by: mr self destruct on 09 June 2009, 01:14
Could be a blocked roof drain tube or dodgy windscreen seal.

Cured mine with the use of some clear windscreen sealant from Frost round the sunroof seal. What I'd like to know is, can you buy replacement seals and if so, are they any good?
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 09 June 2009, 01:16
Yes, i know GPC used to stock them as that's who supplied mine. IIRC VW might even stock some as well, i'm sure i read that the mk3 ones were available. Not so sure about mk2's though.
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Post by: mr self destruct on 09 June 2009, 01:20
Cheers bud, I'll look them up.  :wink:
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 09 June 2009, 01:29
Here ya go, give these a bell

http://www.gpcvwaudi.com/ (http://www.gpcvwaudi.com/)
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 09 June 2009, 09:43
Got the old girls front engine mount changed, she can run for a bit more now :P
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Post by: MrBounce on 09 June 2009, 20:43
Brought a chair and set of drawers home from work, smashing a rear window in the process....  :embarassed:
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 09 June 2009, 21:46
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo
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Post by: mr self destruct on 10 June 2009, 03:39
Today (ok, yesterday) I got home and heard a worrying cracking noise coming from the left hand front strut area, so I jacked it up and wobbled things around a bit to see if I could recreate it.
No such luck, but went for a drive and it seemed to happen when reversing after going forward and vice-versa.

I took the Focus to work tonight!  :grin:
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Post by: antz on 10 June 2009, 22:14
fitted my forge 007
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Post by: VRDan on 11 June 2009, 19:25
I have arranged a Re-map for mine and my farthers car with R-Tech cant wait.  :grin:
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Post by: JC on 11 June 2009, 19:30
raised the sump a little  :shocked: :embarassed:
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Post by: Thom89 on 11 June 2009, 21:16
Finished it!     MOT tomorrow, Tax and number plate transfer next week Yipeeee :laugh: :laugh:
Tom
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Post by: Martz on 11 June 2009, 21:17
Sold it.
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Post by: mumbles on 13 June 2009, 01:36
ragged it out of town and then hooned it back!! i love this car!  :grin: 59 and a half miles an hour all the way of course!  :grin:
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 16 June 2009, 00:36
Got back from Download festival this morning at half 4. over 300 miles without a hitch :)
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Post by: mumbles on 16 June 2009, 17:01
resprayed the spoiler black because it was all grey and horrible!! looks like new now tho!  :grin:
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Post by: JC on 16 June 2009, 19:36
hit me sump again, fookign country roads - time to go UP me thinks  :lipsrsealed: :shocked:
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Post by: avengedslayer on 16 June 2009, 20:18
painted a caliper yellow!, can only do one at a time only one axle stand and waiting for paint to dry!
 :grin:
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Post by: bomp on 17 June 2009, 01:02
Fitted a nice shiny servo unit, master cylinder, solid/copper brake lines and put new plastic brake line clips on the axle to hold them, and bled the sytem  :smiley:

It's nice to have brakes without having to pump them.
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Post by: Guy on 17 June 2009, 07:19
cleaned it  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: antz on 17 June 2009, 22:06
fitted boost gauge and pilla pod  :cool:
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Post by: Jay on 17 June 2009, 22:30
Drove it to work with a smile on my face  :smiley:
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Post by: tweed on 17 June 2009, 22:31
took a induction hose off to get to master cylinder and then thought I would do the rest tomo :)
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Post by: Dan34 on 17 June 2009, 22:33
replaced a split coolant pipe and put new coolant in, wheel bearings seem a tad noisy all of a sudden so there gonna be next to change.

Dan
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Post by: MrBounce on 17 June 2009, 23:09
Thought I saw a chip in the windscreen on the way home from Mum & Dad's tonight but thankfully it turned out to be a bugsplat!  :laugh:
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Post by: dubsport on 17 June 2009, 23:55
looked at it  :grin:



cant drive her til the 1st july  :sad:
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Post by: JC on 19 June 2009, 17:42
 :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: mainly cursed at it - and swore - and kicked it. its trying to tell me NOT to do summat to it, but i WILL WIN  :grin:



 :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:
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Post by: avengedslayer on 19 June 2009, 17:44
Fitted new tyres! Toyo,s all round and tracking sorted :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 19 June 2009, 19:28
taken her to higher places  :huh:    :laugh:  :grin:
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Post by: Jay on 19 June 2009, 19:51
Drove her home with a huge smile on my face. The smile got even bigger when the Zafira behind me (trying to riding up my arse) had to slow down for the corners while I carried on at full pelt  :grin:
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Post by: DigiDub on 19 June 2009, 21:29
Had a stainless exhaust fitted plus 2 tyres ready for the MOT tomorrow!!  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: MrBounce on 19 June 2009, 23:18
Did the weekly supermarket shop  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: doely85 on 20 June 2009, 13:52
sorted out my arch rust, respraying tommorow weather permitting  :grin:
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Post by: Horney on 20 June 2009, 15:35
Washed it, thrashed it.

nick
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Post by: Martz on 20 June 2009, 15:56
Driven it with a HUUUUUUUUUUGH smile on my face! It's all about the noise!
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Post by: JC on 20 June 2009, 17:22
decided to sell up  :lipsrsealed: for sale post coming soon  :rolleyes:
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 20 June 2009, 17:51
Ooo do i smell a MK3 on the horizons then, Chuff?  :smug:
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Post by: JC on 20 June 2009, 17:52
nope - b4 passat estate  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Martz on 20 June 2009, 17:54
Ooo do i smell a MK3 on the horizons then, Chuff?  :smug:

Chuff knows better than to do that. He has taste anyways.....................................  :tongue:


nope - b4 passat estate  :lipsrsealed:

 :wink:
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Post by: Guy on 20 June 2009, 18:07
met rubjonny so that he could give the mk1 a once over... found a few things wrong with it and he fixed, checked and cleared multiple things! the guy is a genuis and nothing was too much trouble  :smiley:

among the more interesting things found were the wrong fuel pump relay fitted and a relay for a rear wiper fitted - i don't have a rear wiper?
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Post by: JC on 20 June 2009, 18:10
Ooo do i smell a MK3 on the horizons then, Chuff?  :smug:

Chuff knows better than to do that. He has taste anyways.....................................  :tongue:


nope - b4 passat estate  :lipsrsealed:

 :wink:

so up ya offer, dont forget all spares included  :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 20 June 2009, 18:11
I cleaned my badboy today :)
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Post by: Martz on 20 June 2009, 18:12
I cleaned my badboy today :)

Washed your knob????
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Post by: Martz on 20 June 2009, 18:13
Ooo do i smell a MK3 on the horizons then, Chuff?  :smug:

Chuff knows better than to do that. He has taste anyways.....................................  :tongue:


nope - b4 passat estate  :lipsrsealed:

 :wink:

so up ya offer, dont forget all spares included  :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes:

I have a garage full of spares mate, need to reduce my stuff not increase fella! Can I have the head lights?
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 20 June 2009, 18:14
I cleaned my badboy today :)

Washed your knob????

About to do that before I goto the girlfriends lol!
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Post by: Chris-White on 20 June 2009, 18:42
fitted lovely spanking silicon boost hoses with the sh!ttest jubilee clips ever, thus making the whole exercise pointless.
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 20 June 2009, 18:57
I cleaned my badboy today :)

Washed your knob????

About to do that before I goto the girlfriends lol!

Don't bother, i can assure you she loves it caked it smegma.  :rolleyes:
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 20 June 2009, 19:31
Sorted a deep scratch on my front wing, cleaned the engine bay while waiting for the paint to dry and installed some bonnet lifters.

Thanks Shady pioneer for the How To  :smiley:

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Post by: chrisowen85 on 20 June 2009, 20:08
got my car remapped at R-tech and had a massive smile on my face all the way home!
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Post by: Neo Badness on 20 June 2009, 20:12
started porting my throttle body...

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Post by: Guy on 20 June 2009, 20:18
got a visit from the mrs in my mk3 to tell me the central locking was shagged... then i noticed it had a slow puncture!  :angry:
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 20 June 2009, 20:20
Double whammy - NICE.  :sad:
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Post by: mumbles on 20 June 2009, 20:25
I cleaned my badboy today :)

Washed your knob????

About to do that before I goto the girlfriends lol!

you ought to get her better trained, she should clean it for you  :evil:

as for what i did today, packed lots of music gear in it then emptied it... then it rained so i couldn't spray front valance...  :sad:
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Post by: Martz on 20 June 2009, 21:24
Just gave Oakey a good clean. Polish will be out tomorrow!  :cool:

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Post by: JC on 20 June 2009, 21:26
i just went out for more ice from the freezer to keep mr smirnoff cool so kicked the fc*king cnuting old golf  :cool:
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Post by: antogoof on 20 June 2009, 21:59
thought about how much i have spent on ebay recently.....ouch!

polybush kit
16v brakes
bottom arms
ball joints
wheel bearings
rear discs and pads
air tools for all the above!

gotta stop spending now, going on holiday soon!

and i still need bloody tyres!!!! :shocked:
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Post by: Thom89 on 21 June 2009, 01:50
Fitted new exhaust, changed power steering fluid, changed gearbox oil, and waxed to death  :wink:
Tom
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Post by: tweed on 21 June 2009, 14:55
Finally got round to fixing the master cylinder. Got it apart to find out I have a 23mm bore but, I ordered 22.2mm bore seals :( not happy.
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Post by: Khare on 21 June 2009, 16:24
modified air box even further.
Turned the holes into cut out sections, and also rather than direct the cold air intake to the original intake, I made another cut out for it, so now its got the original intake hole (without the trumpet) and its also got the cold air intake above it. Sounds much louder and throttle seems a bit more responsive.
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Post by: tweed on 21 June 2009, 16:54
modified air box even further.
Turned the holes into cut out sections, and also rather than direct the cold air intake to the original intake, I made another cut out for it, so now its got the original intake hole (without the trumpet) and its also got the cold air intake above it. Sounds much louder and throttle seems a bit more responsive.

What car do you have? sounds like a plan. and where have you put your cold air feed?
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Post by: Khare on 21 June 2009, 17:00
I'll get pics and post them up in the mk3 section dude.
gti 8v.
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Post by: Guy on 23 June 2009, 16:20
bought a shed load of spares yesterday

fitted new fuel pump relay (the correct one!) today  :smiley:
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Post by: gjroe78 on 23 June 2009, 16:24
Nowt as its raining again  :sad:
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Post by: AlanD on 23 June 2009, 16:29
Not a cloud in the sky, cant wit for the drive home from work today. 30 minute and counting ! :D :cool:
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Post by: tweed on 24 June 2009, 11:32
Went to buy a green cotton panel filter, they wantede about £63, laughed that off. Got a 60mm cold air feed, so I can cut a hole in the air box now. Ordered a new brake master cylinder, that should be here tomo.
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Post by: AlanD on 24 June 2009, 11:43
All nice and clean for the Brands Hatch meet tonight :D

Camera is on charge :cool:
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Post by: Jay on 24 June 2009, 16:47
Scraped her arse on a gigantic speed hump :cry:
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Post by: Guy on 24 June 2009, 20:59
fitted an interior light  :sad:
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Post by: stealthwolf on 24 June 2009, 21:22
wiped the exhaust with some WD40, cleaned the bird poo off it and park it away.
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Post by: Neo Badness on 24 June 2009, 21:25
Had a blether with an old mate and bought another VAG family throttle body to play with... Hope it works....
Tightened up Altenator bracket as it was rattling and decided probs not wise to pull off inlet manifold as I had to go collect my GF...

That can wait till the weekend... :wink:
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Post by: gjroe78 on 25 June 2009, 09:17
Buying a new grill and badge for the mk4 as the wife has smashed the smeg out of it  :angry:
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Post by: AlanD on 25 June 2009, 09:20
Gtuted about that :(

More proof why women shouldn't be allowed to drive our Golfys.
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Post by: gjroe78 on 25 June 2009, 09:51
Very true, i'm sure she's tryin to kill it to get a new car  :sad:
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Post by: AlanD on 25 June 2009, 09:52
You going to let her near the Evo?
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Post by: gjroe78 on 25 June 2009, 10:31
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: errr NO  :angry:
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Post by: MrBounce on 25 June 2009, 15:10
Ignored it and walked to work, enjoying the sunshine  :cool:
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Post by: Andy-H on 25 June 2009, 15:16
Considering swapping it for a Mk2  :undecided:
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Post by: fieldspor on 25 June 2009, 19:19
changed my oil filter
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Post by: Guy on 25 June 2009, 23:16
fitted an original rear view mirror... then swore when it came off in my hand - any suggestions for decent rear view (metal to glass) glue then please let me know!
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Post by: gjroe78 on 26 June 2009, 09:20
Bought a Pipercross panel filter(to see if it really is any better than the K&N), a black rear badge and a couple of DubWay stickers even though im skint as a bint(thanks to the trip to Bath   :sad:)
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Post by: dubcheryl on 26 June 2009, 09:38
Drove it to East Sussex and back to pick up another mk2!
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Post by: Guy on 26 June 2009, 09:41
Drove it to East Sussex and back to pick up another mk2!

you have bought another?
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Post by: dubcheryl on 26 June 2009, 09:52
Drove it to East Sussex and back to pick up another mk2!

you have bought another?

Another yes, but not for me sadly, I am having the wheels of it however ..... G60 steels! Woooo :smiley: Time for banded goodness!
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Post by: Guy on 26 June 2009, 09:54
Drove it to East Sussex and back to pick up another mk2!

you have bought another?

Another yes, but not for me sadly, I am having the wheels of it however ..... G60 steels! Woooo :smiley: Time for banded goodness!

very trendy... you going for stretch too?
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Post by: dubcheryl on 26 June 2009, 10:00
Drove it to East Sussex and back to pick up another mk2!

you have bought another?

Another yes, but not for me sadly, I am having the wheels of it however ..... G60 steels! Woooo :smiley: Time for banded goodness!

very trendy... you going for stretch too?

Not sure yet, Im not a fan of the uber stretched look, I may have a little just to keep it legal though.
I'm thinking rusty wheels .... to match the rest of my car! :grin:
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Post by: Guy on 26 June 2009, 10:01
ooh ratty... you'll be sanding your bonnet next and washing with salty water!
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Post by: wampablo on 26 June 2009, 10:33
i took mine for an mot . it passed and now this weekend im gonna make sweet sweet love to it  :laugh:
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Post by: FuzzyDubber on 26 June 2009, 10:41
Just modified the old headlights so i can fit xenon replacments  :smiley:

Fuzz
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Post by: tweed on 26 June 2009, 11:05
fitted an original rear view mirror... then swore when it came off in my hand - any suggestions for decent rear view (metal to glass) glue then please let me know!

double sided foam pads? I've got a tape and that stuff is great for things like that.
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Post by: Martz on 26 June 2009, 12:49
Put new tyres on the valver!

Uniroyal Rain Sports!
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Post by: Mr Blue on 26 June 2009, 12:56
on the mk2...

mk4 calipers, stripped paint off the rear axel, hubs, calipers, carriers, new metal brake lines, goodrich hoses, mk4 pads, new bearings. All fitted and painted.



now raining so cant bleed the brakes :angry: typical
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Post by: JC on 26 June 2009, 12:57
oooooooooooooooo how much martz, feedback please, was going for these next mesen or at least on the golf Rims

oh and as for what have i done with mine, FILLED IN THE SORN notification  :sad: :lipsrsealed: :cry: and looked for its replacement
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Post by: Guy on 26 June 2009, 13:00
fitted an original rear view mirror... then swore when it came off in my hand - any suggestions for decent rear view (metal to glass) glue then please let me know!

double sided foam pads? I've got a tape and that stuff is great for things like that.

double sided foam pads... useless
loctite rear view mirror superglue and mesh thing... useless (i even got two packs cause i thought i had done it wrong)

might be cheaper to smash the windscreen and get autoglass to do it for me?  :laugh:
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Post by: JC on 26 June 2009, 13:02
DONT use superglue, it CAN  crack ya screen ( I know these things  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: )

I shall return forthwith  :wink:
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Post by: Goops on 26 June 2009, 14:55
Driver side lower trim courstey of Martz  :cool:
Snapped a BBS RS bolt on rebuild  :cry:
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Post by: tweed on 26 June 2009, 15:52
Fitted a new master cylinder and bleed the brakes on my mk3 16v. Still no better though  :angry:
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Post by: FuzzyDubber on 26 June 2009, 16:10
fitted an original rear view mirror... then swore when it came off in my hand - any suggestions for decent rear view (metal to glass) glue then please let me know!

double sided foam pads? I've got a tape and that stuff is great for things like that.

double sided foam pads... useless
loctite rear view mirror superglue and mesh thing... useless (i even got two packs cause i thought i had done it wrong)

might be cheaper to smash the windscreen and get autoglass to do it for me?  :laugh:

My mate used that real strong number plate tape, like double sided tape but mega strong its quite thick to so shouldn't vibrate with car.

Fuzz
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Post by: dubcheryl on 26 June 2009, 16:13
ooh ratty... you'll be sanding your bonnet next and washing with salty water!

I really don't need to - its doing it all by itself!
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Post by: Adam on 26 June 2009, 18:32
HIDs  :smiley: :smiley:
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Post by: Guy on 26 June 2009, 18:45
added +10bhp by fitting 'the' stickers and tax disc holder :afro:
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Post by: Horney on 26 June 2009, 19:31
This:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/928org260609038.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/928org2606091114.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/928org260609229.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/928org260609230.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/928org260609925.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Horney_mini/928org260609956.jpg)

Nick
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Post by: dubcheryl on 26 June 2009, 20:08
^^ Awesome! Looks like you had a good time, deffo jealous!
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Post by: Guy on 26 June 2009, 20:12
:afro: nick!!
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Post by: Martz on 26 June 2009, 20:37
Nice one Nick, fun day it looked.

Martz
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Post by: Neo Badness on 26 June 2009, 20:38
oooh nice. looks like fun horney
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Post by: Martz on 26 June 2009, 20:48
Also ordered more tyres for the valver! Yoko's innit! :D
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Post by: Horney on 26 June 2009, 20:55
You know you wanna come down the VAG on the 25th mate!

Nick
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Post by: Martz on 26 June 2009, 21:28
You know you wanna come down the VAG on the 25th mate!

Nick

Depending on the Mrs (her 30th next month!) I will see what my schedule is like and may very well be coming mate! :D
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Post by: jeynesey on 26 June 2009, 21:29
Got a flat tyre  :cry: :cry:
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Post by: Horney on 26 June 2009, 22:05
You know you wanna come down the VAG on the 25th mate!

Nick

Depending on the Mrs (her 30th next month!) I will see what my schedule is like and may very well be coming mate! :D

Schweeeeet! Tell her it's her birthday present to go out as a passenger. :grin:

nick
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Post by: gjroe78 on 27 June 2009, 09:42
Looking good Horney  :cool:
Looks mildly moist to me  :wink:
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Post by: JC on 27 June 2009, 17:45
today i started off by turning my Golf into a mobile smoke machine  :grin: :huh: :shocked: :lipsrsealed:

then after she got laser aligned ( the guy has never seen one so far out  :lipsrsealed: and i thought she was driving well  :laugh: )


i took her home to remedy the smoke machine status.

so after the home made ramps had the front end a foot off the ground so i didnt have to bend over, i once again, removed all the crap to get the rocker cover off and  refit a new seal  :grin:


Then the Heavens open, by fcuk it rained  :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: but it dida great job of washing the oil way that had dripped since getting home .

so out came the snow foam and after a quick once over the old girl was looking good once again  :cool:

then loaded up the wheels to drop off at newbury and all me tools to go down and fettle guys Rivage tomorrow afternoon :afro:
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Post by: Martz on 27 June 2009, 17:52
Got the Valver on the ramp to have a good nose around. Not bad at all for a 20 year old car!  :smiley:

Even more pleased with myself. Next week these go on her in new fresh streched rubber !  :cool:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Martz/ghetto135.jpg)

And there was me not wanting to start something with this! Oh dear,  :nerd:
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Post by: HongKongStewie on 27 June 2009, 17:57
Not very exciting.  resprayed the wheel nut covers black 'cause they were looking very old!  :grin: :grin:

Also but in a Pipercross panel filter yesterday.
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Post by: JC on 27 June 2009, 18:02
and to think martz we nearly lost you to BMW world  :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes: :tongue:
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Post by: bratty on 27 June 2009, 18:11
dismantled the front of my car, disconected everything and unbolted the gearbox, drop it out in the morning put new box in :)
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Post by: Martz on 27 June 2009, 18:19
and to think martz we nearly lost you to BMW world  :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes: :tongue:

Would have been headline news that even Jackson would not get a look in if I did! :D
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Post by: Chris-White on 27 June 2009, 19:46
Fitted a new clutch master cylinder to my barge.
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Post by: JC on 27 June 2009, 20:02
oh and i removed the bonnet lifters now shady has some  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: JC on 27 June 2009, 21:40
then lowered her a tad more

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF2826-1.jpg)

 :grin:
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Post by: Jay on 27 June 2009, 21:50
Looks lower than mine that does  :grin:
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Post by: Martz on 27 June 2009, 21:51
Looks lower than mine that does  :grin:

Sump thumping time! :D
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Post by: JC on 27 June 2009, 21:54
Looks lower than mine that does  :grin:

erm it is - you might recognise the humps  :grin:

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF2800.jpg)

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF2801.jpg)
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Post by: Jay on 27 June 2009, 21:58
Those look VERY familiar :laugh: I'm sure I see the everyday  :grin: 

I see you managed all but the LAST mega hump  :laugh: 


PS: Should have some in for a drink  :wink:
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Post by: JC on 27 June 2009, 22:00
thats the MIDDLE hump on the way out,

1st ok both ways

middle, fail on way out

last, FAIL .
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Post by: Jay on 27 June 2009, 22:03
I'm really considering asking someone if I can use their spot before the humps or taking her to higher places.
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Post by: JC on 27 June 2009, 22:05
I'm really considering asking someone if I can use their spot before the humps or taking her to higher places.



 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

told ya mart  :lipsrsealed: :tongue:
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Post by: Martz on 27 June 2009, 22:07
I'm really considering asking someone if I can use their spot before the humps or taking her to higher places.



 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

told ya mart  :lipsrsealed: :tongue:

 :shocked:



 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Jay on 27 June 2009, 22:21
She'll be staying low for a good while yet, I don't have the money for decent coil overs so she'll stay as is for now. Just have to park her before the humps because sommat scrapes sometimes :laugh:  :undecided:
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Post by: stevo211 on 28 June 2009, 07:09
i purchased it.lol :grin:
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Post by: bondbill2k2 on 28 June 2009, 08:54
driving to work....and bk
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Post by: JC on 28 June 2009, 13:04
good rag down the a34,  thank fook the plod where on the northbound stopping some very nice motors off to a trackday  :laugh:

then down to guys, for a FAILED  waterpump change again.

No oil leaks, but lots of scrubbage  :grin:
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Post by: RandomJord on 28 June 2009, 13:28
Today, i was awesome, the water temp light thing flashed, i thought, hmmm this could be a very serious issue!



but i put water in an now its fine. Hurrah me!
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Post by: bomp on 28 June 2009, 13:33
Fixed the loose spade connections on the horn, as it was this that the MOT failed on. Next to align the lights level and retest in the week.  :rolleyes:
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Post by: JC on 28 June 2009, 13:35
Today, i was awesome, the water temp light thing flashed, i thought, hmmm this could be a very serious issue!



but i put water in an now its fine. Hurrah me!


 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Hoke on 28 June 2009, 18:13
Finally got my mk2 running again after replacing exhaust manifold :grin: many thanks to Leroy for the manifold, cheers mate, just need to fit exhaust,set up replaced gear linkage,weld in battery tray,bottom of wings and front valance, overhaul brakes..................please tell me it's all worth it....some one.... please :laugh:
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Post by: MrBounce on 28 June 2009, 18:25
Topped it up with screenwash, checked oil and coolant and was amazed at the amount of splatted bugs that had cause to be suicidal...  :laugh:
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Post by: hyland770 on 28 June 2009, 18:39
topped up oil, sprayed my vdub logo white, screenwash now gotta get the coilovers!.....
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Post by: bratty on 28 June 2009, 19:27
finished fittin new gearbox, clutch and gear selector need bleeding and adjusting but took it round the block and everythings fine well chuffed me vr6 is alive again :D
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Post by: bungwa on 28 June 2009, 19:34
Stripped and sorted my drivers side electric window, polished the underside of the bonnet and fitted a vr6 front chin spoiler.
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Post by: Guy on 28 June 2009, 20:01
good rag down the a34,  thank fook the plod where on the northbound stopping some very nice motors off to a trackday  :laugh:

then down to guys, for a FAILED  waterpump change again.

No oil leaks, but lots of scrubbage  :grin:

water pump change.. FAIL... soooo frustrating!

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=121170.0 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=121170.0)

also in the news... rescued the good lady driving my mk3 at the garage... central locking FAIL... couldn't open petrol flap  :angry:

got home.. cleaned both cars.. everything is ok in the world  :smiley:
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Post by: gjroe78 on 28 June 2009, 20:02
Cleaned inside, outside and under the bonnet(and my Navara an my bro's Q7(he's using a work van for his moto x bike and lent it me again  :smiley:) so i'm pooped now after a BBQ and a few beers  :laugh:
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Post by: Jay on 28 June 2009, 20:18
Had 2 windscreen stone chips repaired, £35 for both :cool:

Replaced the speedo cable. I now know how easy it is to remove an intercooler.

The hunt for a front mount intercooler starts  :evil:
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Post by: dubsport on 28 June 2009, 21:50
polished the fook outta her! haha
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Post by: omex_uk on 29 June 2009, 10:13
brought another mk3 ....  :grin:
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Post by: JC on 29 June 2009, 10:17
i am bidding on 2 mk3s at the mo  :lipsrsealed: :shocked:
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Post by: tweed on 29 June 2009, 13:15
Changed the pads all round on the mk3
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Post by: dubcheryl on 29 June 2009, 14:56
i am bidding on 2 mk3s at the mo  :lipsrsealed: :shocked:

:shocked:

Why??
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Post by: JC on 29 June 2009, 15:40
i am bidding on 2 mk3s at the mo  :lipsrsealed: :shocked:

:shocked:

Why??

polo is " hopefully " going  V soon, so need a daily and the 2 will become a  Weekend away toy  :cool:
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Post by: Dan34 on 29 June 2009, 16:01
Found out i need two new front wheel bearings! thats what that noise was on the way back from inters!  :shocked:  :lipsrsealed:

Dan
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Post by: Jay on 29 June 2009, 20:43
Bought her a new fuel filter - will be installing it tomorrow afternoon/evening.
Hopefully this will cure the bubbles in my fuel lines  :undecided:  (still getting 1 a second under acceleration and usually none at idle.)
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Post by: DrewiD on 29 June 2009, 21:25
took her and me out for another lesson, around town and through town.{god i hate CITY traffic}.Did a few hill starts and reverse round corners.{think i just might pass my test }  :smiley:
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Post by: andyg16v on 29 June 2009, 21:54
Put some modern style VW centrecaps in my wheels, Sebrings, dont like the big nut covers they come with. Also refitted the boost hose for the second time in 2 days Gggggrrrrrrrrr
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Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 June 2009, 23:08
Tried to get it started, oh no, that was yesterday, oh and the day before!
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Post by: bomp on 30 June 2009, 15:16
Past the MOT  :smiley:
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Post by: bungwa on 30 June 2009, 21:09
Whacked on my badgeless grill today although it'll be off again at the weekend to paint.
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Post by: Horney on 30 June 2009, 23:48
Not my Golf but I managed to boil the brake fluid in the Rado!

nick
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Post by: Neo Badness on 01 July 2009, 12:41
Not my Golf but I managed to boil the brake fluid in the Rado!

nick
Ah, that life affirming moment of managing to get round a corner after the middle pedal goes to the floor with no perceptible change in velocity :grin:

Once managed to make my Drivers discs glow like a Le Mans car after a 'spirited' night drive in the wilds 5 up... :wink:
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Post by: Horney on 01 July 2009, 13:34
Aye, it was quite a brown trouser moment as I was braking from *cough* 70 *cough* on a dual cway down to 20 to take a first exit off a roundabout. There was a moment when I thought I really wasn't going to make it and considered an aborted straight on manouver.

nick
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Post by: Neo Badness on 01 July 2009, 16:49
Aye, it was quite a brown trouser moment as I was braking from *cough* 70 *cough* on a dual cway down to 20 to take a first exit off a roundabout. There was a moment when I thought I really wasn't going to make it and considered an aborted straight on manouver.

nick
:laugh: So you have discovered that 'real' adrenaline is brown...?
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Post by: mumbles on 01 July 2009, 17:13
new cranckshaft pulley, drives alternator belt and powersteering belt, its nice and shiney. Although it is a smaller diameter than original so had to get some shorter belts. runs like a dream now, no juddery steering in the wet and no squeeling belts!!!  :smiley:
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Post by: Jimp on 01 July 2009, 22:01
Drove my Golf to buy a new Vento  :grin:
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 02 July 2009, 19:49
Replaced the rear right ABS sensor  :smiley:
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Post by: Adam on 03 July 2009, 11:28
Replaced the rear right ABS sensor  :smiley:

Replaced the same bloody sensor, twice now in 2 months. Got one from VW..........77 quid!!! Fucking hope it works
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Post by: mumbles on 03 July 2009, 17:17
washed it to within an inch of its life! should be faster now all the dirt is off it... haha!  :grin:
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 03 July 2009, 17:32
Replaced the rear right ABS sensor  :smiley:

Replaced the same bloody sensor, twice now in 2 months. Got one from VW..........77 quid!!! Fucking hope it works

Unlucky fella, Makes me wonder if mines gonna hold out!! I went for the cheap non vag option
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Post by: rossie b on 03 July 2009, 17:59
yesterday i fitted my vr6 splitter along with my angle eye headlights and debadged grill and short shift kit i have lowering springs to fit when i can get someone to fit them as am a bit of a novis at this modiefing game  :cool:
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Post by: tweed on 03 July 2009, 19:33
yesterday i fitted my vr6 splitter along with my angle eye headlights and debadged grill and short shift kit i have lowering springs to fit when i can get someone to fit them as am a bit of a novis at this modiefing game  :cool:


If you can change your lights and grill, springs wont be a problem for you.
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Post by: tweed on 03 July 2009, 19:38
I changed two tyres. Greased up the sliders on my front calipers. And got the car a M.O.T for the year. Might insure it tonight and then get tax tomo.
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Post by: Egbutt Wash on 04 July 2009, 13:13
Fitted an internal horn (air zorb).
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Post by: rclifton4 on 04 July 2009, 16:34
Nothing yet but am just about to get the trusty multi meter out to check my abs sensor on the front and give it its weekly wash, polish etc although doesn't really need it.


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Post by: Jay on 04 July 2009, 16:42
Took her for a good spin on the Ring Road  :cool:
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Post by: DrewiD on 04 July 2009, 17:00
Got my golfgti.co.uk stickers today ,, so put um on   :grin:
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Post by: andyg16v on 04 July 2009, 19:24
Fitted 280mm brakes to my MK2 (well offered support to the people who knew what they were doing  :grin: )

and put my electric window switches in a temporary panel until I find/make a better one.  :cool:
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Post by: Guy on 04 July 2009, 19:53
swore at it a lot as it made me miss the bbq  :angry: :angry: :angry:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=121702.0 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=121702.0)
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Post by: Jay on 04 July 2009, 20:22
That's a bugger Guy  :sad:

I missed it because my sister came down for all of an hour (From Leicester!)  with her new born, our families were meant to go to the park and have a picnic etc... FFS I could have gone to the BBQ!
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Post by: Jay on 05 July 2009, 19:55
I installed the 6 loader CD player into the boot this evening, I now have a glove box again ! :grin:

I was also going to install the aerial but realised I didn't have correct size spanner/socket to remove the wing and didn't have my jack either  :sad:  A job for next weekend.
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Post by: JC on 05 July 2009, 19:56
Opened the garage door, checked the Golf was still there, closed it again.  :shocked:
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Post by: MrBounce on 05 July 2009, 21:27
Used it to go bowling. They told me to use my ball instead...  :laugh:
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Post by: Jay on 05 July 2009, 22:00
Used it to go bowling. They told me to use my ball instead...  :laugh:

Which one?
 :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: DarnPB on 05 July 2009, 22:27
I turned my speedo from kmh to mph today, and encountered problems. Surprise surprise. But got it done in the end. Yesterday, got my car retuned with yet another chip and it's STILL not right. Thanks to Jabbasport for cocking up the initial program. That little episode cost me over 200 quid. :angry:
Details in my project section coming this week.
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Post by: GOLF_STU on 05 July 2009, 22:30
i broke it lol  :grin:
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Post by: G864 TST on 07 July 2009, 01:42
Cleaned/polished its exhaust - nice and shiney now
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Post by: gazpowells on 07 July 2009, 21:25
Fitted new rear suspension top mounts...

rattle gone at last  :grin:
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Post by: mumbles on 08 July 2009, 11:54
washed it, then polished and waxed the bonnet, all i have time to do. will do the rest whenever i get a chance.
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Post by: bondbill2k2 on 08 July 2009, 12:18
*waiting for it (at garage) *
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Post by: JC on 08 July 2009, 14:03
dragged the old girl out of the garage , first time in 5 days,  and it RAINED  :rolleyes:
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Post by: omex_uk on 08 July 2009, 15:36
pulled out the head lining along with the 4 grab handles, sun visors, a+b+c pillars.

glued the new fabric to the lining and started spray bits black. not bad for 3 hours after work  :smiley:
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 08 July 2009, 16:10
Mahoosive clean inside and out, haven't cleaned the inside for like 3 months  :lipsrsealed: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 09 July 2009, 22:08
Made the horn work......... peep peep! :cool:
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Post by: rclifton4 on 09 July 2009, 22:32
Replaced the sleeve clamp and some lovely exhaust paste to cure that annoying blow i had!!
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 10 July 2009, 01:20
Took pictures of mine and others Golfs :)
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Post by: exiledjack on 10 July 2009, 17:38
Painted My bonnet Pink !
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Post by: vdubman on 11 July 2009, 00:53
got the golf a k&n panel filter,works nicely with a drilled box,and cleaned the throttle body. :grin:
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Post by: ALEXS1.8T on 11 July 2009, 17:58
Fitted me pressed plates  :wink:
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Post by: JC on 11 July 2009, 18:05
considered dropping the BBS off and fitting the steelies for it to sit on whilist laid up.

then decided i couldnt be arsed  :laugh:
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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 11 July 2009, 18:09
Cleaned the interior plastics and steering wheel.  Haven't cleaned the wheel since taking possession of the car in March and I was staggered at how disgusting it was.  Took 6 large interior wipes to even take the edge of the filth.  6!!!!!

And yesterday (meant to participate in this thread last night but forgot) I took the throttle body off and gave it a proper clean and new gasket.
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Post by: AlanD on 11 July 2009, 18:41
Thought about cleaning it then decided against it and will do it Thursday night instead before Bugjam.
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Post by: Neo Badness on 11 July 2009, 19:32
Vaxed the interior and cleaned the bird crap off it.

Then enjoyed scooting around the twisties in the sunshine.

Going to miss my dub whilst on holiday...
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Post by: Jay on 11 July 2009, 19:47
ermm...   Lowered her ANOTHER inch  :shocked:











(http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/images/column/7108/fatties.jpg)

 :laugh:  Raised her once the drop off was made :grin:  It was FUCKING scarey and thought the poor girl was gonna break.
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Post by: Steve_PD on 11 July 2009, 19:47
Sprayed my new front grill after some cnut stole the old one  :sad:

Thought about cleaning it then decided against it and will do it Thursday night instead before Bugjam.

Ill be doing the same  :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 11 July 2009, 19:50
Sprayed my new front grill after some cnut stole the old one  :sad:

Thought about cleaning it then decided against it and will do it Thursday night instead before Bugjam.

Ill be doing the same  :smiley:

i wouldnt worry about cleaning for bugjam, doubt anyone will notice ya car after 3pm friday  :grin: :laugh:
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Post by: Steve_PD on 11 July 2009, 20:01
no, but it would have done 2k without cleaning by then, there's about 10,000 bugs stuck on the front  :rolleyes:
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Post by: T_J_G on 11 July 2009, 20:09
I fitted a couple of boost hoses. And pumped a tyre up. GO ME!
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Post by: GOLF_STU on 11 July 2009, 20:52
had a productive day  :smiley: took the intercooler off cleaned and painted it, removed my lower fogs and replaced em with some nice bumper vents, cleaned the throttle body replaced my boot lock and cleaned the bonnet catch  :cool: :cool: gonna sort the started motor next week  :smiley:
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Post by: dirtydub on 11 July 2009, 22:47
Been tidying up the exterior with some new bits and bobs
Tryin to get her lookin tip top (as much as a 23 year old car can  :grin: ) for bugjam. Goin with some tidy campers so got to fight the water cooled corner  :cool:
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Post by: Guy on 12 July 2009, 09:01
Sprayed my new front grill after some cnut stole the old one  :sad:

Thought about cleaning it then decided against it and will do it Thursday night instead before Bugjam.

Ill be doing the same  :smiley:

i wouldnt worry about cleaning for bugjam, doubt anyone will notice ya car after 3pm friday  :grin: :laugh:

says you who has just had yours polished?  :rolleyes: :tongue:
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Post by: gjroe78 on 12 July 2009, 15:33
Just put the new black front grill on and resprayed the front badge and made a carbon backed resprayed black badge ready to be fitted :wink:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2043/3712432373_6af1fa0126_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3454/3712436961_ee1506523f_b.jpg)
And yes it is real carbon before anyone asks  :smiley:
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Post by: ianw3321 on 12 July 2009, 16:20
I spun mine today going round corner after fitting new rear pads little too fast damp road after long dry spell touched brakes and tail end let go full lock into skid no use right round, lucky never hit another car rear tyre hit kerb but no damage done cars stopped in front and behind, had to do three point turn and with a red face and my wifes shouting in my ears drove off.
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Post by: Steve_PD on 12 July 2009, 17:05
Just put the new black front grill on and resprayed the front badge and made a carbon backed resprayed black badge ready to be fitted :wink:

snap  :smiley:
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Post by: stevo211 on 12 July 2009, 19:29
timing belt :grin: no bent valves here
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Post by: Jay on 12 July 2009, 20:13
Changed the fuel filter at last, car idles a bit better now.
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Post by: gjroe78 on 12 July 2009, 22:26
Just put the new black front grill on and resprayed the front badge and made a carbon backed resprayed black badge ready to be fitted :wink:

snap  :smiley:
Copycat  :tongue:
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Post by: Guy on 12 July 2009, 23:14
today I (well, mostly rubjonny) has done lots and lots and lots...

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=119235.msg1081563#msg1081563 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=119235.msg1081563#msg1081563)

soooo pleased... finally feel as though things are getting there and the change from knackered old banger to quite a smart old car is beginning to happen!  :cool:
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Post by: VR6-Joe on 14 July 2009, 06:13
I spun mine today going round corner after fitting new rear pads little too fast damp road after long dry spell touched brakes and tail end let go full lock into skid no use right round, lucky never hit another car rear tyre hit kerb but no damage done cars stopped in front and behind, had to do three point turn and with a red face and my wifes shouting in my ears drove off.

Amateurs.




 :grin:
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Post by: yorkshire_gti on 14 July 2009, 12:08
Just picked up a gearbox   :wink:
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Post by: jettagolf on 14 July 2009, 19:57
not today but i did this last night :
cleaned and checked brakes, changed dodgy wheel bareing, put 2 new falkens on the back, fixed exhaust heat sheild back on, changed fuel filter oil filter and put new oil back in, reattached door moulding
mot tomorrow :grin:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 14 July 2009, 20:01
Taken the front grill off, taken the badge apart and rubbed down in prep for spraying.
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Post by: the_stink on 14 July 2009, 23:43
Had it valued by a garage as px on a R32  :rolleyes:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 15 July 2009, 09:20
Got a drip on my foot, from the inside somewhere, now could this be something to do with my dodgy heater?? The fun begins...
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 15 July 2009, 09:33
Got a drip on my foot, from the inside somewhere, now could this be something to do with my dodgy heater?? The fun begins...

Seems like your MK2 has more problems than my MK3 :P Nice and dry in mine ;) haahaha
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Post by: dubcheryl on 15 July 2009, 09:53
Got a drip on my foot, from the inside somewhere, now could this be something to do with my dodgy heater?? The fun begins...

Seems like your MK2 has more problems than my MK3 :P Nice and dry in mine ;) haahaha

Twas but a small drip! And no Shady, my mk2 does NOT have more problems!! I'm not thinking about getting mine scrapped and it being beyond economic repair am I? LOL!

Tis all good, tis a small problem tis all! :wink:
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Post by: Amzy-Bear on 15 July 2009, 14:44
cleaned all the bottles and rubbish from inside the cave :D
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Post by: yorkshire_gti on 16 July 2009, 14:27
Just washed and polished it and also cleaned the glass   :smiley:
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Post by: Martz on 16 July 2009, 14:45
Got my replacement intake pipe today, will be fitting it asap!
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Post by: Guy on 16 July 2009, 17:58
fitted new front flange as the old girls old flange was suffering from seepage

and fitted shiny new VW emblem on the front ready for bugjam  :cool:
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Post by: Jay on 16 July 2009, 20:16
Nothing like a wet flange...  :drool: 
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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 16 July 2009, 21:50
Nothing like a wet flange...  :drool: 

So wrong, but it feels so right!


Fitted a new drivers headlight.  Sadly a little yellow-er than my original but at least I can see more than the verge of those b-roads now  :evil:
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Post by: Andy-H on 17 July 2009, 19:04
Bought it a bra  :smiley:
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Post by: ianw3321 on 17 July 2009, 19:09
Changed oil and filter
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Post by: MrBounce on 18 July 2009, 11:29
The weekly shop. Found we'd won a tenner on the lottery. Yay!  :laugh:
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 18 July 2009, 14:28
Fitted an OEM roof aerial, and replaced the circuit board in my interior light fitting, so now the interior light works when I open the door.

Luvly stuff!!  :smiley:
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Post by: ALEXS1.8T on 18 July 2009, 15:42
sprayed my r32 side skirts .... fiitting next weekend i think :wink:
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Post by: warnesey333 on 18 July 2009, 16:09
yesterday and day before ok?

Lowered 40mm on JOM springs and shocks :D
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Post by: Jay on 18 July 2009, 20:47
Changed the PAS and alternator belts - then fooked my back in the process, I felt a load of pops in my lower back   :cry:  :sick: So grabbed the missus and had her help me finish it off  :grin:


F*ck, need more pain killers  :cry: 
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Post by: R32UK on 19 July 2009, 14:15
Bought some new wheels  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: topher on 19 July 2009, 14:16
Bought some new wheels  :lipsrsealed:

pics or gtfo!
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Post by: R32UK on 19 July 2009, 17:02
Bought some new wheels  :lipsrsealed:

pics or gtfo!

they are currently sleeping in the garage :grin:

bought for the mk6.... but might just give them a little run on the .:R! (would my insurance company have to be told :huh:)
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Post by: johnson6672 on 19 July 2009, 17:04
Sprayed the lower grills in primer, lacqured the rear badge and put the front grill and badge in the downstairs toilet to finish drying(warmest and most kid free room in the house)
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Post by: Horney on 19 July 2009, 17:07
Lots of work for the MOT.

nick
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Post by: Ninja on 19 July 2009, 19:34
Nothing because I'm skint. So as it is, my Golf is sitting outside with a leaking radiator, a blowing exhaust and a knackered handbrake... and MOT day is quickly approaching!
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Post by: Thom89 on 19 July 2009, 22:05
I got caught out in the rain! first time the car has got wet in over 5 years :lipsrsealed:
So spent the early part of the evening, drying it off :rolleyes:
Thom
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Post by: Martz on 19 July 2009, 22:34
Broke the power steering!  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: barry-gti on 19 July 2009, 22:49
took all my grills off, prept and primered them
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Post by: JC on 20 July 2009, 11:40
finished off stripping her out for winter lay up or Scrapping Her.

Plates off,

Wheels off ( some lush oversize nankangsto roll on )

before

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF2969.jpg)

after

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF2970.jpg)

Finished off removing the ICE.

Bra off  :laugh:

and she now sits under cover at the back of the garage  :shocked:

 :smiley:
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Post by: Jay on 20 July 2009, 14:36
polish those lips on them rims chuff, they're a bit dirty  :grin: 
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Post by: JC on 20 July 2009, 14:41
62ks worth of soot I am imagining going by the rest of the car  :grin:
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Post by: AlanD on 20 July 2009, 17:14
Cleaned out all the crap from Bugjam. What a mess !
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Post by: golf newbie on 20 July 2009, 18:35
Wife>>>>alloy wheel.

goning to be fun getting that fixed :angry:
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Post by: AlanD on 20 July 2009, 19:23
Another example why they shouldnt be allowed to drive them. Lesson learnt the hard way :(
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Post by: VW BUSH on 20 July 2009, 19:27
ditched it for the treader/Bus, funds have forced it to be driveway ornament :smiley:
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Post by: Ninja on 20 July 2009, 19:31
Wife>>>>alloy wheel.


I shouldn't laugh. But hehehehe  :laugh:
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Post by: DoogalDoogz on 20 July 2009, 19:50
Took out my 1.3 clocks, swapped the speedo onto the Gti ones i just bought, then fitted them into it. Beware 1.3 owners, its a bloody MISSION unless you got the whole dash out.
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Post by: jeynesey on 20 July 2009, 19:56
Nothing, I cant drive  :sad:
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Post by: golf newbie on 20 July 2009, 20:01
Quote
I shouldn't laugh. But hehehehe

She borrowed car to do some shopping.was getting stuff out of car and noticed wheel.

massive row. :angry:

still upset :angry:

50 quid down the drain :angry:
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Post by: VW BUSH on 20 July 2009, 20:24
Quote
I shouldn't laugh. But hehehehe

She borrowed car to do some shopping.was getting stuff out of car and noticed wheel.

massive row. :angry:

still upset :angry:

50 quid down the drain :angry:

"its only a wheel" by any chance :grin:
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Post by: Jay on 21 July 2009, 15:55
Got her a ...

(http://www.britsuperstore.com/acatalog/Cadburys_Boost_Glucose.jpg)

Well actually myself, but will be putting the wrapper in the engine bay  :grin:
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Post by: T_J_G on 21 July 2009, 16:22
I tried to fix someone elses bodge job on my car...then I lost the screw I needed and back to square one!
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Post by: VW BUSH on 21 July 2009, 17:40
Stored some stuff in the boot, might as well use it like a shed :grin:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 21 July 2009, 21:20
finished fitting fuel pump and trial fitted wiring to 1.8t and looked over the engine, AGAIN, to try and understand it better. they are WELL complicated! :D

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Post by: Ninja on 21 July 2009, 21:35
Bought an exhaust, and some interior bits!
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Post by: Rolfe on 21 July 2009, 21:39
Named it.  (It doesn't even have a build week yet though....)

Rolfe.
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Post by: spacerat on 22 July 2009, 17:58
today i emptied out the boot of my 8v for the first time in 18 months of ownership, and found its actually a very clean place to be, with all the factory stickers in tact. was worth a photo really but im gonna polish under the spare wheel first lol
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 22 July 2009, 18:54
Changed the front pads on my 8v mk3 gti.
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Post by: johnson6672 on 22 July 2009, 21:32
Washed and did stage one of Mequirs 3 stage polish system, stages 2 and 3 tomorrow, after 3 hours in the gym in the morning then hoover and clean inside.
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Post by: Reasty on 22 July 2009, 22:44
Left the mk3 at worked and drove the van home and left the mk2 in the garage.......infact havnt seen the mk2 since i put it in the garage and covered it up on sunday afternoon.
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Post by: mumbles on 23 July 2009, 19:18
replaced oil pressure sensor. adjusted pas belt and alternator belt.  :grin:
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Post by: DrewiD on 23 July 2009, 19:54
I hit the fcuking kerb and took a big peice of my tyer off.about 1" long and 1/2" wide.the wheels were kerbed already when i got the car.only just had 2x new frount tyers for the MOT.Thay only done about 500 miles......... gutted   :angry:
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Post by: Reasty on 23 July 2009, 20:20
Got the mk2 out the garage breifly when i got home from work,to fit the new chromed armour door plates  :smug:
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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 23 July 2009, 20:23
I 'back to black'ed the plastics on my MK3.  Well, 'back to slightly darker grey'ed it to be perfectly honest.

Will definitely try the shoe polish route as it's so well used on the forum with good results bit I've got a bleeding great bottle of the Simoniz to go through yet.  Will be offering to do other people's cars to try use it up  :evil:
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Post by: gjroe78 on 24 July 2009, 11:33
New rear tyres and ebc green stuff pads all round, maybe that will stop the wife drivin into the back of stuff  :laugh:
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Post by: AlanD on 24 July 2009, 11:34
What ones you go for Joe?
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Post by: johnson6672 on 24 July 2009, 11:36
Got it dirty  :cry:. now i am going to have to clean it again, bloody british weather, and all the workman digging the place up where i work.
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Post by: gjroe78 on 24 July 2009, 11:42
I assume you mean me Alan  :laugh:
Just got some cheap Pirrelli P6000's for £42 fitted as gonna get some rubber for my TT Comps in a couple of months
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Post by: AlanD on 24 July 2009, 11:44
lol yeah, ignore my Pr0 keyboard skills.
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 24 July 2009, 15:06
Gave it a good wash!
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Post by: JC on 24 July 2009, 15:59
robbed some more bits off it for the 'sat  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: tweed on 24 July 2009, 23:01
Tightened the power steering pump belt and bought some twin hellas for £45
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Post by: Jay on 24 July 2009, 23:15
Almost got out and kicked it on the A34  :angry:  Same loss of power I had last time with air bubbles, it's lucky it didn't break down  :angry:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 25 July 2009, 16:07
Broke down on the circuit at coombe, on the childrens parade lap!!!!!!!!! Had to be towed off the track :embarassed: Bloody MAF!!
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Post by: tweed on 25 July 2009, 17:10
fitted some twin hella's
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Post by: buzzkip on 25 July 2009, 20:49
Hoovered and treated the leather  :smiley:
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 25 July 2009, 20:55
got medieval on it with the grinder
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Post by: Horney on 25 July 2009, 21:00
Thrashed it round Castle Combe.

nick
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Post by: Jay on 25 July 2009, 21:12
Almost got tempted to fit the new aerial, then got offered a beer and sat in the sun on a sun lounger for a while. Might get round to fitting it tomorrow if I can be arsed.
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Post by: Rhyso on 25 July 2009, 21:20
gave my new intercooler clamp a good testing on the run to and from Castle Combe - its still on  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: jamie_pyrite on 25 July 2009, 21:59
Took the engine out :D
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Post by: Nicky753 on 25 July 2009, 22:27
Spent 6 hours cleaning inside and out and it's gonna f**kin hammer it down tomorrow apparently :angry: :angry: :angry:
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Post by: Jay on 25 July 2009, 22:52
Weather forecasts are great aren't they  :grin:
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Post by: Ninja on 26 July 2009, 00:35
Fitted a new radiator, which was HARD. One of the bolts snapped as it was corroded beyond belief, so now it's basically stuck in my car. On top of that, I left the coolant resivour cap off and coolant started boiling over. It was one of those days.
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Post by: tisme on 26 July 2009, 09:36
got me some new glaze to use so spent the day washing, claying, washing, polishing, sealing and waxing it looks  :cool: but ouch my arm hurts  :embarassed:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 26 July 2009, 10:05
Tightened my fanbelt.
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 26 July 2009, 11:12
Sorted out an annoying squeak behind the centre console.

Silenced my very annoying squeaky handbrake button.

Checked front disc, yes it is warped / running out again.

Sorted a leaky rear cluster.  Temp fix until I can get a new rubber strip thing, it didn't have one!

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Post by: VW BUSH on 26 July 2009, 15:52
New exhaust mount, Exhaust off and re position, bit of undersealing to boot :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 26 July 2009, 15:57
gave it its BBS back off the 'sat  :grin:
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Post by: billy_vw on 26 July 2009, 16:14
Replaced passenger electric window motor/regulator and replaced the front speakers  :smiley:
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Post by: mumbles on 26 July 2009, 16:15
new grille badge, much nicer =)
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Post by: spunkymonkey on 26 July 2009, 23:33
Painted my wheels a ridiculous colour.
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Post by: johnson6672 on 27 July 2009, 20:36
Ordered a new MAF, some vacuum hose and some caliper paint, also removed old MAF and the vacuum pipes ready for new ones to go on.

Oopps nearly forgoy ordered a Sharan badge aswell.
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Post by: Jay on 27 July 2009, 21:57
Hit a bump and it didn't feel good either, I was only doing 20mph (if that as I had just pulled away from traffic lights) and it felt like it smacked the sump...  :sick: I still feel sick thinking about it
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Post by: orbit48 on 27 July 2009, 23:32
renewed near side outer cv boot

cleaned it

within 6 hours it had bird poo on the roof

and muddy cat paw prints on the bonnet

 :angry: :angry: :angry:
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Post by: Jay on 27 July 2009, 23:34
^^ Thank funk where I live no one is allowed pets  :grin:  Although there are still some cats around, but they have more choice and probably sit on posher cars  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done too your Golf today?
Post by: Andy-H on 28 July 2009, 08:58
Fitted wind deflectors to the doors............big improvement  :smiley:
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Post by: Adam on 28 July 2009, 09:07
Fitted wind deflectors to the doors............big improvement  :smiley:

Oh where from? I had some on my last car and miss them,
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 28 July 2009, 16:21
Today I regreased and tightened the rear wheel bearings on my mk3 gti 8v.
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 28 July 2009, 16:35
I have been staring at mine through the window, as it stands there in the pissing rain. :sad:
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Post by: jmsheahan on 28 July 2009, 16:46
Last 2 days work - Wash, clay, polish, wax, linseed oil'd bumpers, hoovered. Still got engine bay to do.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/jmsheahan_44/IMG_3246.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/jmsheahan_44/IMG_3244.jpg)
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 28 July 2009, 19:25
changed the balljoints, rod ends, top mounts, wishbone bushes and arb bushes on the corrado. feels much nicer now! also remembered how sh!t the slotted nuts are
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Post by: Andy-H on 28 July 2009, 19:27


Oh where from? I had some on my last car and miss them,

Got them off the bay mate. Second hand but good as new  :wink:

They're selling them new on there but they are wanting £13 for postage  :angry: got mine delivered recorded for £3.75.
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Post by: Ninja on 28 July 2009, 19:31
Shouted at it. Clutch gone. Exhaust blowing. Rad leaking. Handbrake slack. Mot due. Nuff said.
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Post by: bodgeandlegit on 28 July 2009, 21:03
I washed and dried mine and managed to get it back in the garage before it starts raining again :grin: :grin:
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Post by: danny_p on 29 July 2009, 17:09
just nipped out and made mine a bit lighter  :smiley:

clips for 1 rubbing strip were a bit sub optimal so orderd some grommets  and ripped the other 3 rubbing strips off  pull the two bits of clip out the doors and replaced with grommits.   proper lazy way to fill the holes  :laugh:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 29 July 2009, 18:25
Sorted a leaky rear cluster.  Temp fix until I can get a new rubber strip thing, it didn't have one!

Leaky light sorted proper with fitment of VW gasket part # 1J6945191

Received ignition coil loom to replace the damaged section across cylinder head (hardcore wiring project for later on in August) VW part # 1J0971658M (AUM engine)

Ordered the heat shield to protect all the hard work on the wiring loom, Audi part # 8L9121659 (not originally fitted by VW, even though Audi identified a problem on the same engines)
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Post by: johnson6672 on 29 July 2009, 18:54
Changed the MAF, which didn't solve the problem, also changed the oil and filter and one of the side light bulbs.
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Post by: JC on 30 July 2009, 11:54
put it back on it original plate  :cool: back to being Wck  :grin:
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Post by: Horney on 30 July 2009, 12:20
Put it in for an MOT.

Nick
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Post by: dubcheryl on 30 July 2009, 12:29
Taken the cat to the vets in it, cat decided he didnt like the box, thought he would stare at everyone out of the back window whilst sitting on the parcel shelf, he weed on it :sad:
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Post by: Martz on 30 July 2009, 12:39
Poked a hole in the rubbish paint work on the near side wing that has servely bubbled! lol, why do people go cheap when painting a car????

Respray is now seriously on the cards! :D
Title: Re: What have you done too your Golf today?
Post by: Horney on 30 July 2009, 13:58
Failed MOT, going to cry.

nick
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Post by: AlanD on 30 July 2009, 14:10
Noooo ! :( gutted

Anything big?
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Post by: Jay on 30 July 2009, 14:17
Bugger, hope not too bad Nick  :sad:


Checked my oil, seemed a bit low so will top it up later after I've checked it again when it's cooled down.
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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 30 July 2009, 16:27
Thats a sh!tter Horney, so not looking forward to putting mine in for my first MOT of ownership in November.

Today, I finally worked out why I've been having a pony driving experience recently.  The cold air hose to the filter had completly shredded so was out of breath.  Gonna investigate replacement hose now so that the masking taped old one doesn't have to stay in there too long.
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Post by: Horney on 30 July 2009, 18:33
Er leaking front shock and rear caliper seized. Not to bad till you look up the price of a pair of Koni top adjustables!

Nick
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Post by: VW BUSH on 30 July 2009, 18:38
Walked past the Tug on the way to the Bus :smiley:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 30 July 2009, 19:14
Tried unsucessfuly to change rear abs sensor. Will have another go next week this time I will remove the caliper and if neccessary the disc.
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Post by: Jay on 30 July 2009, 19:38
Er leaking front shock and rear caliper seized. Not to bad till you look up the price of a pair of Koni top adjustables!

Nick

Bugger mate  :sad:  what about the set Mew have if they're still available ? I know they're not Koni but will be enough to get you sorted until you can get Koni's?
Title: Re: What have you done too your Golf today?
Post by: Horney on 30 July 2009, 19:39
I don't want to have to buy twice just to get through the test, besides I can't afford to do that.

Nick
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Post by: Andy-H on 30 July 2009, 19:46
Fitted aero wipers.

Now I can see again in the rain  :smiley:
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Post by: buzzkip on 30 July 2009, 20:28
- Cleaned the boot mat and got rid of an old subwoofer / amp.
- Added my new GolfGTI.co.uk stickers  :nerd:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 30 July 2009, 21:54
Played around with the MAF fault again, might be the N75 valve hopefully will find out tomorrow, also got rapped for £48.99 from dealers for 1/2 hours labour to find out if the new MAF was duff or not, it wasn't :cry: :cry:
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Post by: avengedslayer on 30 July 2009, 22:31
Fitted a new power steering belt and cleaned up dog sick  :sick:
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Post by: orbit48 on 31 July 2009, 00:30
Fitted a new power steering belt and cleaned up dog sick  :sick:

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
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Post by: johnson6672 on 31 July 2009, 20:34
Found the cause of my fault, boost pipe off at the turbo, all fixed now and have boost and it runs and ticks over  :grin: :grin:
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Post by: dTEA on 31 July 2009, 20:39
Fitted a new stereo, (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=124684.0) emptied the boot, fitted the dog guard, and washed it....quickly before it rained again :rolleyes:
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Post by: Andy-H on 01 August 2009, 07:52
Fitted the cat-back powerflow exhaust yesterday afternoon   :cool:

Going to boots today for some earplugs until the dynamat arrives   :sad:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 01 August 2009, 16:29
Put some new jubilee clips on th N75 valve and some nice blue cable ties in the vac pipes, then had a play around with some ideas for the engine cover.
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Post by: MrBounce on 01 August 2009, 17:22
Went to see my mum & dad and was able to park on the driveway next to the house - they don't own it but the bloke who does says we can now use it when he's not there. Why couldn't he have said that 15 years ago when I lived there??!! :angry: :angry:
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Post by: AlanD on 02 August 2009, 11:47
In a half drunken / hungover state I thought it would be a good idea to give her a bit of spit and polish. Im now totally f**ked from it lol but it was alllllll sorth it afterwards :cool:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/twior/IMG_0074.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/twior/IMG_0075.jpg)
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Post by: JC on 02 August 2009, 11:56
wheres the after shots then alan  :grin: :kiss:


mine was dragged out of the garage, started first time, and had its new G60 rims and tyres fitted, next up, engine work  :sad:
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Post by: AlanD on 02 August 2009, 12:01
Pissrat it looking gangsta now hommie.
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Post by: Andy-H on 02 August 2009, 16:53
Been and booked the golf into the bodyshop  :grin:

Two weeks until complete rustlessness  :laugh:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 02 August 2009, 16:54
changed my spark plugs.
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Post by: JC on 02 August 2009, 20:19
new ( ex 'sat ) wheels and tyres fitted so i can move it again  :shocked: and original plate back on  :grin:

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3004.jpg)

and direction to go regarding the engine work decided :afro:
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Post by: Jay on 02 August 2009, 20:35
Topped up the oil again  :lipsrsealed: f@cking rip off price @ Halfrauds which is why I wanted to go to GSF yesterday and use the same oil as I've been using & came in the car.

Might have a rocker cover oil leak too which could explain the rapidish oil loss :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: JC on 02 August 2009, 20:38
i was in gsf yesterday  :grin:

and halfrauds, gotta love the trade card prices  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Diamond Hell on 02 August 2009, 20:39
and direction to go regarding the engine work decided

And?
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Post by: JC on 02 August 2009, 20:39
option 2  :tongue:
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Post by: Horney on 02 August 2009, 21:26
Looked at it and then drove off in the wife's fiesta.

Off on holiday for 5 days tomorrow and when I get back neither of my cars will have a valid MOT. Public transport for a while it is then!

nick
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Post by: VW BUSH on 02 August 2009, 21:28
Looked at it and then drove off in the wife's fiesta.

Off on holiday for 5 days tomorrow and when I get back neither of my cars will have a valid MOT. Public transport for a while it is then!

nick

Dont forget your Ipod :wink:
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Post by: Horney on 02 August 2009, 21:34
Already fully loaded for the holiday so it'll be fine for a week of bus>train>bus>work>bus>train>bus.

Nick
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Post by: MrBounce on 02 August 2009, 22:05
Took a chest of drawers to my Mum & Dad's house. Interesting on the corners...  :grin:
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Post by: billy_vw on 02 August 2009, 22:19
Stripped out leather interior and door cards, replaced full cloth VR interior.
Took of 17" alloys and fitted 15"
Swapped all lights front & back onto new golf
did a triangle change of 3 stereos

Knackering day
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 03 August 2009, 00:26
well i fitted my newly tinted side indicators as well as my black front grille and badge removed front brake pads gave them a little antiseize compound and painted the fronts washed the front wheels all over polished and sealed just the rears to paint and wheels to seal tomorrow  :grin:
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Post by: dTEA on 04 August 2009, 00:00
got my sub in the boot...gotta actually redesign the box but not too bad for now, and took it back for the components to be sorted.  They managed that, but in the process seem to have broken the mirror adjustor!! :angry:
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Post by: tony_ack on 04 August 2009, 00:53
washed her! still putting off the clay, polish and wax though...
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 04 August 2009, 17:06
Replaced the rear abs sensor.
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Post by: mumbles on 04 August 2009, 17:34
took it to the garage for the first time since i got her, the fitted door barrel in driver side and they also fitted the new lambda sensor because i just couldn't be bothered with even trying that one.
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Post by: weazgti on 04 August 2009, 19:19
swore at it cos heater matrix went and i got wet feet
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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 05 August 2009, 06:52
This was strictly last night, but I parked it outside the garage after the kindly AA man finally got it started.  He reckons the starter motor's knackered and after the birmingham screwdriver didn't work (for fear of waking the neighbours) it was a bump start and a warning of "don't turn it off until you get to where you need to be".

So today I will be talking to the nice mechanic man.  Joy
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Post by: dubcheryl on 05 August 2009, 09:41
Found an inch of water in the driver foot well :sad: :cry: :sad: :cry:
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Post by: davero on 05 August 2009, 16:05
got a new mot :smiley:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 05 August 2009, 16:15
Cleared out all the rubbish rattling around in the boot.
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Post by: Andy-H on 05 August 2009, 20:49
Took the rocker cover off and squirted Hylomar all over the gasket faces to hopefully stop the oil weeping out  :angry:
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Post by: MrBounce on 06 August 2009, 10:47
Took it to the supermarket and put beer in the boot  :laugh:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 06 August 2009, 12:34
Today I have cleaned and hoovered the interior.
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Post by: plasticfantastic on 06 August 2009, 14:25
Today i have been mostly washing her,

but i also plucked up the courage to go on the hunt for rust, remover the collar around the petrol filler and she is sound as a pound, so im well chuffed! :smiley:
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Post by: Dan34 on 06 August 2009, 16:08
Changed the grill  :cool:

Dan
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Post by: Ben_1uk on 06 August 2009, 16:32
Bought a brand new front splitter and grill.
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Post by: jamie_pyrite on 06 August 2009, 17:24
Changed a driveshaft after the inner CV joint shredded itself and popped out :(

I changed it in LIDL car park  :grin:
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Post by: VW BUSH on 06 August 2009, 23:31
Changed a driveshaft after the inner CV joint shredded itself and popped out :(

I changed it in LIDL car park  :grin:

Thats so ghetto :grin:
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Post by: monzablue16v on 07 August 2009, 01:26
Got my 1.8T engine running on Megasquirt at last :D
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Post by: Andy-H on 07 August 2009, 07:40
Completely covered the boot floor and under the rear seat with sound deadening  :smiley:

Not quite sorted the noisy exhaust issue though  :sad:
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Post by: mumbles on 07 August 2009, 14:51
ordered some new treads for her.... god knows she needs them  :smiley:
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Post by: Adam on 07 August 2009, 15:27
Fitted a freebie MK4 gear knob.

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4564/img0083w.jpg)
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 07 August 2009, 15:35
Got a new tyre fitted at front near side.
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Post by: jeynesey on 07 August 2009, 16:02
Fitted a freebie MK4 gear knob.

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4564/img0083w.jpg)


FREE??? Bar steward. Just going outside to fit my new 1  :cool:
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Post by: T_J_G on 08 August 2009, 08:00
Haven't even driven it for 6 days!
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Post by: AlanD on 08 August 2009, 10:04
Fitted my footrest which has been sitting in my room for MONTHS.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/twior/IMG_0084.jpg)
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Post by: shepgti on 08 August 2009, 10:34
Haven't even driven it for 6 days!

havnt driven mine for 3 months!  :cry:
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Post by: JC on 08 August 2009, 11:47
wont be drivng mine for the next 6 at this rate   :grin:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 08 August 2009, 13:17
Just a wash and a polish.
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Post by: Neo Badness on 08 August 2009, 15:12
Removed eyebrow spoiler that it came with. Sorted the high beam spot that used light up the trees. :smiley:

However found a large bolt without a home and an alarming crack in the bit that the body shop repaired. :angry:

Back to the garage Monday and Bodyshop Wednesday...

Until then it's ragging aroundf in the van for me.
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Post by: Reasty on 08 August 2009, 16:10
Full wash and polish! and hovered inside,treated all the leather and fitted the new bonnet bra,then put her back in the garage!  :grin:
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Post by: blacko on 08 August 2009, 20:01
put it through the NCT (MOT) AND IT PASSED with flying colours!!! spot on,no bother! :laugh:
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Post by: Diamond Hell on 08 August 2009, 23:50
I fitted the mirror adjuster in the driver's door foamalux card.

Then I washed it, chamois-ed it down, back to blacked the bumpers and wheelarch trims and then T-Cut and polished the bonnet, before losing the will to live.

I only had to do this because DannyP showed up and removed the side rubbing strips, as he got a bag of grommits that fit in the holes where the rubbing strips go - weight loss is a cruel mistress.

First time I've washed it since it became a track slag.
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Post by: raferackstraw on 09 August 2009, 00:05
adjusted rear wheel bearings  :smiley:

and having done that the high idle problem returned with a vengance  :huh:

fooking valvers!  :sad:



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Post by: Reasty on 09 August 2009, 17:18
Took the old sh!tty windscreen wiper arms off,stripped em,primered em,painted em satin black and put em back on,now they look like new again! :nerd: (yes im anal :laugh:)
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Post by: JC on 09 August 2009, 17:19
broke it some more  :laugh:
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Post by: R32UK on 09 August 2009, 17:36
spent the last 5 hours trying to work out if i can upgrade my sat nav to version b!!

downloaded a copy of the new firmwear to find i need nero, which has now been downloading for 3hrs. this could work.. or cook the unit  :undecided:
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Post by: Jay on 09 August 2009, 18:26
Plenty free cd burning software out there that isn't going to be virus ridden  :laugh:

Done nawt to her, I was going to give her a really good wash and rearranged a load of stuff....


... then wake up at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep until after 6am  :angry: 
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Post by: Andy-H on 09 August 2009, 21:23
Left it parked in a field at Tatton Park  :smiley:
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Post by: dTEA on 10 August 2009, 09:00
Left it parked in a field at Tatton Park  :smiley:
At least you got the field...i was in the stone covered car park with the general population!! :sad:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 10 August 2009, 12:28
Cleaned my air filter!
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Post by: Horney on 10 August 2009, 12:37
Looked at it, swore and then got on the bus to work. Damn old dubs!
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Post by: Reasty on 10 August 2009, 13:42
Looked at it, swore and then got on the bus to work. Damn old dubs!

So i take it you wont be attendin no rice tmmorow then?
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Post by: Horney on 10 August 2009, 14:00
maybe, Rado failed MOT today but I might have it back wednesday!

nick
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Post by: R32UK on 10 August 2009, 16:53
spent the last 5 hours trying to work out if i can upgrade my sat nav to version b!!

downloaded a copy of the new firmwear to find i need nero, which has now been downloading for 3hrs. this could work.. or cook the unit  :undecided:

Firmwear upgrade done!!  :grin:

New V4 maps done !!  :grin:

Speed cameras updated!!  :grin:
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Post by: blacko on 10 August 2009, 20:38
took off the bumper indicators,reflectors and side repeaters and tinted them with a 10euro tin of black spray paint,bye bye tangerine lenses!JOB DONE!!
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 10 August 2009, 20:41
Fitted new o/s headlight.  A bit too nice and new and shiny - makes the n/s look sh1te!  The bumper really is so easy to remove, I could have done it all during my lunch break.

Also Silvatec indicator bulbs now fitted to both headlight units, looks fantastic, no more grizzly orange bulbs on show.   :laugh:

Wiring to coil packs is shot to pieces (all fractured and split due to heat from the head), so started to strip down the gubbins from around the head and wiring.  I'm tackling fitment of the overlay repair harness over the next couple of days.  Gulp!  Got the nice Audi TT heat-shield to protect all my hard work too.
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Post by: dubcheryl on 11 August 2009, 09:56
Managed to knock off my front arch and sill coming out of a VERY muddy field at the big chill - ooops!
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 11 August 2009, 11:29
^^^

That sucks :S
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Post by: richard s on 11 August 2009, 11:36
found my k&n sat on my chassis leg due to crappy plastic mounting plate breaking  :cry:
then found a place down road from me who is going to make a me a replacement out of box section & sheet metal  :smiley:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 11 August 2009, 15:15
^^^

That sucks :S

Seriously... I know, the poor golf is now looking extremely sorry for itself with all the bits that need doing!
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 11 August 2009, 16:43
Changed the front drivers abs sensor.
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Post by: Khare on 11 August 2009, 17:09
Managed to knock off my front arch and sill coming out of a VERY muddy field at the big chill - ooops!
Not a bad effort. Last night my exhaust fell off again, but this time at about 80mph. WOOPS  :laugh:
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Post by: Jay on 11 August 2009, 17:23
 :shocked:


















Your tug can reach 80mph?  :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Andy-H on 11 August 2009, 18:44
Dropped the golf off at the body shop today. Carless now untill Saturday at the earliest  :cry:
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Post by: Jay on 11 August 2009, 20:01
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=120103.msg1114904#msg1114904

I should have taken a pic really :shocked:
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Post by: JC on 11 August 2009, 20:26
one mine I supervised the Engine bay clean

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3017.jpg)

And on the visiting DIRTY  :shocked: tug boat I " cured " the rattle for now  :grin:

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3013.jpg)
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Post by: Guy on 11 August 2009, 20:33
ok - i admit... the interior is a little dusty... but to be fair she is being used as a workhorse/child carrying thing a lot

and the exterior... i only cleaned her on sunday... but i had to drive through a flood on monday going to pick up some cleaning supplies for you Chuff!

any pics of your shiny engine bay?
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Post by: JC on 11 August 2009, 20:34
nope, cant find me keys  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: topher on 11 August 2009, 21:41
today's job!

(http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~dv8r/golf/estate/DSC00037.JPG)

i shall also be playing with c-spanners tomorrow :grin:
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Post by: JC on 11 August 2009, 21:43
wanna do mine too  :huh:
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Post by: topher on 11 August 2009, 21:44
if you want it lopsided.. sure!
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Post by: JC on 11 August 2009, 21:48
 :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 12 August 2009, 11:50
Replaced / re-wired loom to ignition coils, got to finish fitting boost pipework and tidy the new wiring up a bit - pics to follow! 

Spent the last 24 hours trying to dry out a wet rear light unit  :laugh:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 12 August 2009, 16:31
Changed both rear wheel bearings
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Post by: johnson6672 on 12 August 2009, 21:27
Picked up an interior for the MK2 and fitted it, really chuffed on how good condition it is.
Also ordered some bits and pieces to get her back on the road and spoke to a mate about an MOT for end of next week.
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Post by: mumbles on 13 August 2009, 21:39
got 2 new front tyres, got to be gentle on the driving for a while...  :lipsrsealed:

booked it in to the body shop for some much needed love and attention. will post up some pics when she's done start of next month.
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Post by: MrBounce on 13 August 2009, 22:39
Agreed to trade it in for something else VAG...   :lipsrsealed::rolleyes:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 14 August 2009, 15:47
Gave her a wash and polish.
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Post by: Andy-H on 14 August 2009, 16:05
Picked car up from body shop as I had a call to say it was finished early  :grin:

The guy has done an amazing job, absolutely spot on!  :laugh:
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Post by: th3_f15t on 14 August 2009, 16:30
I took the wheel off, brake callipers and pads, and a bolt that holds the hub to the wishbone, then put it back together as I didn't have the right tool to seperate the two parts and also out of time. Next week, I will be changing the front CV joints.
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Post by: johnson6672 on 14 August 2009, 18:58
Changed the engine/gearbox mounts on the mk4, then changed the spark plugs, rotar arm, dizzy cap, and rocker gasket on the mk2, cleaned the engine bay, refitted the bumpers and front grill and had a good look round the mk 2.
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Post by: ade1703 on 14 August 2009, 21:34
Sold it  :sad: :sad:










But bought another  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: dannydubs on 14 August 2009, 22:15
smashed the front end cuz of a twit :angry:
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Post by: JC on 15 August 2009, 21:42
whipped the bra off, and gave her a quickie  :laugh:

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3026.jpg)

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3029.jpg)

then covered her up in the garage til Spetembers Departure  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Chicken McFat on 15 August 2009, 21:53
Removed the badges from the boot lid today.
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Post by: joker6789 on 17 August 2009, 13:17
cleaned off BBQ sauce from my passenger door (inside)  :sad:
Cleaning bill sent to my friend!
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 17 August 2009, 14:01
Today I have vaccumed the interior.
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Post by: yorkshire_gti on 17 August 2009, 15:26
wash,vacuum,polish,cleaned glass and then ripped the stereo out and binned it(annoying thing)   :grin:

looks like i am whistling for a while...
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Post by: gazpowells on 17 August 2009, 20:04
today i refitted my dash and started work on the wiring   :smiley:
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Post by: Jay on 17 August 2009, 21:58
ruined the front top mounts some more on our great roads  :angry: They're really rattly now  :cry:
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Post by: Reasty on 17 August 2009, 22:49
Fixed the reversing light,which is now working again and went for a spin! Yeeeeeawwwww! then bottomed the sump out on a speed bump,became very angry,bought car home and put her back in the garage,least it's bloody safe in there! (I hope)
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Post by: Neo Badness on 18 August 2009, 00:19
Picked it up from the garage after them taking 4days to fix a fault that should not have occured in the first place.

Then removed about 500miles of cruising tread off my tyres when some berk in a new Merc decided they wanted the specific piece of road I was using at that moment in time. Fortunately I have not flat spotted them.

Now going to pull more of the chavvy bits off it at the weekend.
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Post by: VW BUSH on 18 August 2009, 00:43
Put more crap in the boot and walked past it to bus stop :cry:
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Post by: Adam on 18 August 2009, 01:43
Made a big desission.............

Might be time for a MK4 GT TDI...... :lipsrsealed: :lipsrsealed:  :rolleyes:
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Post by: th3_f15t on 18 August 2009, 11:34
I've changed the dizzy cap, spark plugs and HT leads, plus cleaned the area around each spark plug on the head. Lovely stuff.
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Post by: *tell* on 18 August 2009, 18:52
replaced wishbone and ball joint (n/s).
and only cost under £30  :huh:
 
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 18 August 2009, 19:10
today I got a new tyre fitted.
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Post by: Jay on 18 August 2009, 19:44
Topped up the oil again  :grin:  :shocked:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 18 August 2009, 20:00
Drove it to work for the 1st time in 7weeks! Hurrah! It liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiives!! :grin:
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 18 August 2009, 21:26
MOT'd with 0 advisories!!!  :cool:
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Post by: jmsheahan on 18 August 2009, 21:42
Picked it up from the spray shop. Very happy with the repairs  :smiley:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 19 August 2009, 16:21
Touched up my alloys with silver paint.
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 August 2009, 16:23
Mine is off the road atm so I cleaned the shiz out of it, took two days lol! I think even Guy would be proud of it :)
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Post by: AlanD on 19 August 2009, 16:29
You cleaned the jiz out of it? Go on my son ;)
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Post by: th3_f15t on 19 August 2009, 16:45
Changed both front CV joints today, Pipercross air filter yesterday evening too. :wink:
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Post by: richard157 on 19 August 2009, 20:04
fitted my 16" audi tt wheels to my mk3 16v,need spacers for the rear to make them look 100%
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 19 August 2009, 20:06
You cleaned the jiz out of it? Go on my son ;)
(http://sp0.fotolog.com/photo/32/47/22/ramonmadee/1241351696481_f.jpg)

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Post by: yorkshire_gti on 20 August 2009, 11:14
replaced the gearstick gaitor from the blue leather chavvy thing somebody put on..and also that plastic thingy on the dipstick tube as it was broken....
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Post by: MrBounce on 20 August 2009, 12:46
Took my aftermarket gearknob off and emptied the boot in preparation for part-ex next week  :smiley:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 20 August 2009, 16:40
After hearing a clunking noise discovered I am needing new top mounts  :sad:
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Post by: DrewiD on 20 August 2009, 17:16
got 6 onths tax , {was gunna get 12 but hols coming up and dosh is tight}
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Post by: Neo Badness on 20 August 2009, 17:31
Abndonded it on my mates drive after the central locking packed up in the p!ssing rain when it was supposed to go into bodyshop today :angry:
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Post by: AlanD on 20 August 2009, 18:49
Replaced near side dipped as a bulb had blown :(
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Post by: VW BUSH on 20 August 2009, 19:01
picked up the keys, put them down got on the bus.
Off all next week so she will get some welding and painting and loving may fit new cam if i get it cleaned up in time who nows :wink:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 20 August 2009, 19:22
Had the oil and filter changed with proper VW longlife III and a genuine VW filter.  Went with VW stuff after becoming thoroughly confused over all the conflicting, contradictory oil info available.

Also had the front discs machined true on the car for braking pleasure!   :grin:
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Post by: Andy-H on 20 August 2009, 19:25
Did the Thursday big shop in it  :wink:
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Post by: volkston on 21 August 2009, 14:05
Fiddled with my linkages to try and get it going in 5th better.... no luck. :( but also fitted a new breather hose much improvement!!! :D
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Post by: Jay on 21 August 2009, 16:28
drove to work, topped up the screen wash and will drive her home   :smiley:

Oh while I had the bonnet open I checked the alternator belt as well  :cool:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 21 August 2009, 16:31
Checked the oil and water everything A ok.
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Post by: Adam on 21 August 2009, 16:47
Had bad ideas,



Anyone want to buy a MK3 White Golf GTi 8v 88k 11months mot, 6 months tax.
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Post by: mikcle60 on 21 August 2009, 17:30
Fitted remote central locking :smiley:
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Post by: wampablo on 22 August 2009, 06:26
fitted crystal headlights and half tinted the rear lights looks ok now the question is do i replace the spotlights with a single light grill ?
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Post by: billy_vw on 22 August 2009, 09:25
Fitted central locking pump & glove box mech/handle to yellow concept  :smiley:
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Post by: Jay on 22 August 2009, 15:22
Changed the rocker cover gasket... now we know why I was loosing so much oil... a good portion of the old gasket was GONE  :grin: :shocked:  :embarassed:

No worries though, new gasket in and she feels better on the test run I took her on :cool: 

Now to do f@cking tip runs  :angry: 
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 22 August 2009, 16:28
Cleaned all the sh*t out of the back.
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 22 August 2009, 17:42
put back to standard ready for selling

Anyone wonna mk3 golf gti 8v??
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Post by: JC on 22 August 2009, 17:43
checked it was still in the garage

oh and how much  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 22 August 2009, 18:10
lol

If your seriously interested Mr CunnyFunt PM me.

Seriously and Mr CunnyFunt in the same sentence!!  :laugh:
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Post by: Horney on 23 August 2009, 11:46
Driven it illegally fast round my private test track to test the brakes for the MOT. Bouncing off the rev limiter in 3rd FTW!

Nick
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Post by: jamie_pyrite on 23 August 2009, 12:13
Driven it illegally fast round my private test track to test the brakes for the MOT. Bouncing off the rev limiter in 3rd FTW!

Nick

Sounds fun! :D

Not done anything, but making a list of all the faults I need to fix on Tuesday..

Car is losing about 0.5-1 litre of water per journey..

Interior light doesn't work at all

Boot light doesn't work

The blue LED on the new clocks doesn't work. Been a few times I haven't realised my full beams are still on!

Create a makeshift throttle switch plug to do for now.. I don't have one!
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Post by: stevo211 on 23 August 2009, 16:20
well yesterday i put a new waterpump on changed the p/s fluid put the original airbox back on (well its off a seat toledo but it will do for now) and gained 20 mpg instantly,cleaned the t/b and replaced the breather pipe from off the block and give it a bloody good clean
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Post by: Adam on 23 August 2009, 17:52
Decided to keep the MK3, and still get the MK4.
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Post by: wampablo on 23 August 2009, 20:03
changed the radiator, sprayed up the metal bit under the grill cleaned it polished it and tinted the front indicators what ya think ?


(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/wampablo/SSL21075.jpg)
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 23 August 2009, 20:47
Drove to a car boot sale started pi**ing down before I got there so drove home again.
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Post by: Jimp on 23 August 2009, 21:24
Hoovered it out and gave the interior a good clean  :cool:
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Post by: MrBounce on 23 August 2009, 22:09
Changed the CD head unit for the original Sony Tape Deck before this week's part-ex  :shocked: :shocked:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 24 August 2009, 19:28
changed the cambelt time consuming pain in the a**e but thats it done, noticed my water pump bearing is dodgy while doing it too.
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Post by: AlanD on 25 August 2009, 09:50
changed the radiator, sprayed up the metal bit under the grill cleaned it polished it and tinted the front indicators what ya think ?


(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/wampablo/SSL21075.jpg)

Lovely, I do like a bit of (Alpine ? ?) white.
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 25 August 2009, 16:47
Went to the car wash.
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Post by: Horney on 25 August 2009, 19:06
Picked it up from the garage with 12 months ticket. Result!

Nick
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Post by: johnson6672 on 25 August 2009, 21:40
Chnaged the lh rear wheel bearing, refitted the sump after cleaning it, painted rear calipers and carriers, removed battery, gave the inner wing a quick rub down and gave it a quick coat of hamerite smooth :smiley: Not bad for a couple of hours work after work.
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Post by: wampablo on 26 August 2009, 10:12
changed the radiator, sprayed up the metal bit under the grill cleaned it polished it and tinted the front indicators what ya think ?


(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/wampablo/SSL21075.jpg)

Lovely, I do like a bit of (Alpine ? ?) white.

its white all i know lol and a b-stard to see polish ive missed lol
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 26 August 2009, 23:00
Rechecked cambelt tension after changing it.
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 27 August 2009, 16:49
Scanned for codes, just the one today!  Related to oil/filter change last week.

Ordered a new thermostat etc for some tinker time at the weekend.
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Post by: MrBounce on 27 August 2009, 16:57
Part-exchanged it for a 54-plate Bora TDi Highline  :laugh:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 27 August 2009, 17:05
Fitted a new water pump £30 off ebay  :smiley:
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Post by: jmsheahan on 27 August 2009, 17:27
Put these in

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/jmsheahan_44/IMG_3400.jpg)
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Post by: Jay on 27 August 2009, 20:59
Fix the intermittent wiping of the rear wiper, the nut was done too tight... oh and I broke the swivel cap hinge to get to the nut  :cry:  :angry:
Also adjusted the rear squirter so it hits the rear window and not the roof/front wind screen :laugh: 

Need to clean the engine where all the oil and 20 years of crud have built up on it.
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Post by: JC on 27 August 2009, 21:05
Need to clean the engine where all the oil and 20 years of crud have built up on it.

speak to guy - he has made the golf and phatsat engine bays GLEAM  :cool:
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Post by: Chris-White on 27 August 2009, 22:00
sold one of them.
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Post by: Jay on 27 August 2009, 22:11
Need to clean the engine where all the oil and 20 years of crud have built up on it.

speak to guy - he has made the golf and phatsat engine bays GLEAM  :cool:

Think I'll have to, I hope he has a leaf blower, got a load under the washer bottle & header tank  :laugh:
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Post by: JC on 27 August 2009, 22:12
Need to clean the engine where all the oil and 20 years of crud have built up on it.

speak to guy - he has made the golf and phatsat engine bays GLEAM  :cool:

Think I'll have to, I hope he has a leaf blower, got a load under the washer bottle & header tank  :laugh:

the passat was the same - gleams now,  :cool:

and the golf looks that good i was tempted NOT to sell it on for an engine transpant  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 28 August 2009, 16:51
Took car to the garage to garage to get both top mounts replaced only to find that one of the springs was broken.
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Post by: laurenceyon on 30 August 2009, 16:01
Fitted a nice shiny Hella Heater Matrix to my Mk2 16V! WHAT A MISSION!! I've now got some nice lovely warm air to tackle this years winter with!  :smiley:
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Post by: Jay on 30 August 2009, 16:27
You made sure it doesn't stink the car out ?  :evil:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 30 August 2009, 16:39
Fitted new genuine VW Thermostat and replaced coolant with proper G12++.
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Post by: Khare on 30 August 2009, 16:40
Made sure it was still parked out in the street....Guess what!?!  :shocked:


It was thankfully  :smiley:
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Post by: Horney on 30 August 2009, 17:04
Kicked it, punched it, swore at it.

Nick
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Post by: Khare on 30 August 2009, 17:06
Kicked it, punched it, swore at it.

Nick
typical mk2 owner then  :laugh:
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Post by: JC on 30 August 2009, 17:10
checked the buyer still wants it  :cool:
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Post by: pink witch on 30 August 2009, 17:32
Kicked it, punched it, swore at it.

Nick

 ^^^ x2  :grin:
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Post by: Jay on 30 August 2009, 17:35
^^ X3  :grin:

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj183/jayton82/lilred/Photo-0453.jpg)
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Post by: JC on 30 August 2009, 17:36
thats why ya boot is popping  :grin:
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Post by: robiwill on 30 August 2009, 20:06
had a new mohair hood fitted to my mk3 cabriolet :-)
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Post by: dan_apps on 30 August 2009, 20:10
hoovered the inside, (2nd time since owning it :lipsrsealed: and stuck the rear black badge back on :cool:
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Post by: JC on 30 August 2009, 20:11
so much for looking after it better then the G5  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: dan_apps on 30 August 2009, 20:13
so much for looking after it better then the G5  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed:

i knew you would be along as soon as i posted this! :grin: im trying me best :cry:
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Post by: JC on 30 August 2009, 20:15
 :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: bet it aint seen polish again either  :cry:
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Post by: dan_apps on 30 August 2009, 20:17
:rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: bet it aint seen polish again either  :cry:

u free before JKM day? :laugh:
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Post by: JC on 30 August 2009, 20:18
:rolleyes: :lipsrsealed: bet it aint seen polish again either  :cry:

u free before JKM day? :laugh:

no, but i know a man who is  :wink:

www.tonavaleting.com - say i recommended you, - we get bonus points :afro:
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Post by: Guy on 30 August 2009, 20:35
had a new mohair hood fitted to my mk3 cabriolet :-)

muchos buckola?

i got the mk1 back on the road reliable like with the help of rubjonny who came to the rescue with the right part :afro:

then cleaned and polished it in the vain hope that the G2B run will be sunny tomorrow  :undecided:
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Post by: ace on 30 August 2009, 21:20
started the vr, but still cnt drive it after my operation. still managed to bring a smile to my face
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Post by: Wazzzer on 31 August 2009, 16:51
nothing to mine but just fitted full R32 alu trim to my mates along with some new top mounts and bearings
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Post by: Rhyso on 31 August 2009, 16:56
nothing - just watched it get rained on  :grin: :grin:

update coming on Wednesday though, providing Steve's car doesn't cause problems again  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 31 August 2009, 23:57
Seriously been getting the fecking hump with the 'valver after a 600.00 MOT. The remote central locking papped out jamming the drivers door so haven't been using it, along with a few other issues means it's done about 30miles in the last 2months :rolleyes:

Decided to have a pop at getting the drivers door open as my new bits arrived. Ended up taking the interior out for better access still couldn't get the solenoid out. After muchos cursing, threatening with scrappage scheme etc we cut the safety plate out and unscrewed the catch from the quarter panel side and 'manning' it out...

Door is now open at least, however I now need to fit the new handles/ central locking kit tmrw after work, but obviously I have to work late Tuesday.
 Also need to sort the slight scrape it aquired whilst 'manning' it out in the sodding rain/dark :angry: Will be hidden when all refitted, but still.

All I can say is that it's lucky she's a pretty car, else I'd have taken my tire iron to her in a chewin the fat stylee...

Sigh...

Hopefully once she has all her new bits fitted she'll be resuming daily duties. :undecided:


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Post by: l333 on 01 September 2009, 00:47
hi ive changed pas pump again oil,filter,flush to try and stop fcukin buzzer found n,s,r brake fluid leak,two ehaust leaks and preety much thrown my flippin rattel out of my very oily pram, mk2 what a joy quality pain in the asssssssss car to have :wink:
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Post by: yorkshire_gti on 01 September 2009, 11:23
changed the radiator switch and ripped the central locking pump out as the locks
have a mind of their own...manual unlocking now  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Chris-White on 01 September 2009, 12:32
Pondered an offer that ive been made for it  :undecided:
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Post by: wampablo on 01 September 2009, 14:19
replaced the dash lights with super bright leds now i can see my mfa at night woohoo  :laugh:
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Post by: Jay on 01 September 2009, 14:50
Changed the glow plugs this morning instead of going into work - there was no way I'd be going into work if I hadn't changed them.

What a f@cking pain in the arse it is without proper tools  :sad:

Got it all back together, cranked her over she was running  :cool:

only to take #1 & #3 fuel line off again to get clearance to #2 to tighten it up as it was spewing fuel down the block  :sad: 

17mm spanner is on order!
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 01 September 2009, 15:14
Changed fuel filter pain in the a**e
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Post by: Steve_PD on 01 September 2009, 15:34
nothing - just watched it get rained on  :grin: :grin:

update coming on Wednesday though, providing Steve's car doesn't cause problems again  :lipsrsealed:

If it wasn't my car it would have been yours  :rolleyes:

I serviced mine the other day and its having a cambelt and water pump fitted now along with a new alternator pulley as mine has seized = £450ish
Tomorrow off up to R_tech for a few toys, expensive week for me, got insurance next week as well and Edition 38 on weekend
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Post by: JC on 01 September 2009, 19:32
started it, dumped it on the road so i could do some work  :evil: on the Phatsat  :laugh: :cry:
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Post by: ...joe on 01 September 2009, 21:52
fitted a new air con pump and did all the belts/tensioners on the passat and tonight.... I started the next project, by starting the engine bay smoothing!
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Post by: Horney on 01 September 2009, 21:54
fitted a new air con pump and did all the belts/tensioners on the passat and tonight.... I started the next project, by starting the engine bay smoothing!


Mmmmm smoothing.

(http://scott.club365.net/uploaded_images/drooling_homer-712749.gif)

I razzed mine round silverstone and nearly grinned my face off. Good times.

Nick
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Post by: jamiegoth on 02 September 2009, 02:09
Stared at it with the rain bouncing off it. Dreaming about it being on the road, then thinking about the work to be done :cry:.
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Post by: Martz on 03 September 2009, 07:55
Bought oak green panels, wings, bonnet and front and rear bumpers. Cardiff is not far! Now need time to fit them!
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Post by: Rhyso on 03 September 2009, 08:51
Yesterday - mainly smoked out the industrial estate where R-Tech are based  :evil: :evil:

This morning - i've been bedding in my new exhaust  :cool:
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Post by: Chris-White on 03 September 2009, 09:33
Failed its mot  :laugh:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 03 September 2009, 11:21
The mk2 is not having a good time of it lately, on top of all the other problems I have been too busy / lacking in funds to fix ..... last night the full beams failed on me, started flickering on and off then seemed to be ok, then went off with a little bit of flickering on. Not good.

Have now upped my search for a cheapish mk1, the future for the mk2 is not looking good!
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Post by: Reasty on 03 September 2009, 11:34
The mk2 is not having a good time of it lately, on top of all the other problems I have been too busy / lacking in funds to fix ..... last night the full beams failed on me, started flickering on and off then seemed to be ok, then went off with a little bit of flickering on. Not good.

Have now upped my search for a cheapish mk1, the future for the mk2 is not looking good!

Poor little mk2 it's probably sulking coz it knows your trading her in. :cry:
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Post by: dubcheryl on 03 September 2009, 11:53
Sssshhhhh she doesn't know yet!

I may be using her as donor for engine and maybe other parts :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: yorkshire_gti on 03 September 2009, 15:53
Drained the rad and filled with some nice new coolant  :wink:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 03 September 2009, 18:31
Fitted osram nightbreaker bulbs.
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Post by: jamiegoth on 03 September 2009, 23:26
Cleaned it up a bit, BUT STILL CAN'T GET THE F**KING DOG HAIR OUT!!!
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Post by: Martz on 04 September 2009, 07:40
Cleaned it up a bit, BUT STILL CAN'T GET THE F**KING DOG HAIR OUT!!!

Elephant tape mate.
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Post by: *tell* on 04 September 2009, 21:55
fitted sebring alloys with new tyres  :cool:
ready for ed38 and made it well shiney
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Post by: Martz on 05 September 2009, 19:47
Was working today and in tomorrow so no shows. Still got the streeeeeeeetched tyres on and the tidy rear bumper. No one told me how fooked your knuckles get when attempting to get the front bumper bolts off! Airgun struggled and then used a hugh modified bar for it! Will have all panels on soon.....................
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Post by: Jay on 05 September 2009, 19:58
replaced rocker cover gasket again, good thing I had a spare!
I found 1 of the studs was loose and thus leaking oil, probably from the last time it was replaced  :angry: 
Used a fresh bit of the fuel hoses on the fuel filter, the end bits that had been clamped in place were a bit worn, so cut it short and jubilee clipped them back on.
bodged the "correct" bolt I got from VW with a 13mm nut & some thread lock  :lipsrsealed: I'll be calling them Monday to find out WTF happened to it being the "correct" bolt  :angry:  oh and adjusted the alternator belt.


That little lot seems to have solved the WIF light flickering when booting it!  :smiley:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 05 September 2009, 22:08
Swore at it again, or more accurately cursed all previous owners who've dciked about and bodged wiring. :evil:

I will solve the central locking issue.... tomorrow...
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Post by: Horney on 05 September 2009, 22:26
Sorted the windscreen blowers and stuck skateboard grip tape on the peddles. Much improved wet weather visibility and peddle grip. Lovely.

nick
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Post by: vdubman on 05 September 2009, 22:46
gave her the second polish session and sorted all the black trimming out
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Post by: Neo Badness on 06 September 2009, 03:14
skateboard grip tape on the peddles :grin:

Genius
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Post by: Horney on 06 September 2009, 09:43
skateboard grip tape on the peddles :grin:

Genius

Not my idea, I got the tape and the idea from Veedubgti16v after seeing it in his the other week. Works really well.

nick
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Post by: MrBounce on 06 September 2009, 11:43
Found out that the cambelt change has been done at 58812 miles. Mileage now 60003 so no need for a cambelt change for a bit  :smiley:
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Post by: Chris-White on 06 September 2009, 16:40
Lambda probe, CV boot, track rod end, 4 wheel alignment.

Retest monday, touched some wood.
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Post by: Andy-H on 06 September 2009, 18:38
Gave it a good hoovering out  :smiley:
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Post by: westfield on 06 September 2009, 22:34
Applied the first coat of glosss to my new wing  :smiley:
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Post by: T_J_G on 07 September 2009, 11:49
Hoovered it out, may get an exterior clean later...if it's lucky.
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Post by: mumbles on 07 September 2009, 15:54
dropped it off at the body shop for some much needed love and attention.
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Post by: louis_23 on 07 September 2009, 16:11
locked my bloody key's in the thing there still in there and i cant get into it :(
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 07 September 2009, 16:13
Took it out for a spin after a long weekend by itself.  Tried a CDRW in the VW Gamma head unit....... DISC ERROR!

locked my bloody key's in the thing there still in there and i cant get into it :(
Spent another day worried I haven't got a spare key!
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Post by: Chris-White on 07 September 2009, 18:23
Passed the mot  :smug:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 07 September 2009, 19:51
Fitted my ebay bargin gear knob and gaitor and got round to putting the tax disc in the holder, all in the mk4.
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Post by: vdubman on 08 September 2009, 18:46
replaced front and rear brake pads,give the pads afew miles before i unleash the power again :grin:
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Post by: AndyStephens on 08 September 2009, 23:21
Finally equipped my mk4 with remote locking (lol) and considered fitting my new mk4 gear knob and gaiter but chickened out because I'll probably break something >.<
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Post by: monzablue16v on 09 September 2009, 00:43
Taken my engine out to replace my turbo :(
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Post by: DubFan on 09 September 2009, 11:22
Washed the wagon last night. Unfortunately was too dark to appreciate it by the time I finished.
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Post by: Dan34 on 09 September 2009, 13:13
Changed engine and gearbox oil.

Dan
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 09 September 2009, 13:38
fitted a chavtastic sunstrip
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Post by: Andy-H on 09 September 2009, 14:22
Gonna be empying me stuff out of it tonight  :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by: ace on 09 September 2009, 18:41
started driving it again, the first time in 3 weeks.

gotta love the noise of a vr6  :laugh: :laugh: :grin:
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Post by: MrBounce on 09 September 2009, 20:25
Ordered the warning triangle that's missing from the boot. Also noticed it's a pain in the arse getting the bins out on a Tuesday night and there's a boot in the way...  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:

Am looking forward to when we move in a couple of weeks...
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Post by: Neo Badness on 11 September 2009, 01:04
Removed my interior. Dismantled my door from the inside to get it unjammed. Got the door open, discovered reason was shoddy work by the bodyshop. going back in tomorrow to get it sorted, like I haven't got anything else to be doing :rolleyes:
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Post by: MK3GTI_16Valve on 11 September 2009, 11:30
Spent 3 hours cleaning the car yesterday and spent all today looking at how the rust now shows up even more  :sad:
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Post by: Martz on 11 September 2009, 15:56
Stripped the front end and replaced the panels with original VW parts.     :)
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 11 September 2009, 16:06
Had to replace the battery in remote.  Doesn't sound much, but when your car's been de-locked and you only have one key.......

Initially I couldn't lock it, then found I couldn't unlock it at all.  Ran off to buy a battery, then thought I'd lost the sync and wiped the code.

One of the most stressful half hours of my life!  :cry:
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Post by: hyland770 on 11 September 2009, 16:30
fitted a cone filter then a diy ram air tube to helpout with the heatsoak!
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Post by: JC on 11 September 2009, 16:33
removed the cover  :smiley:

and began the countdown clock  :undecided:
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Post by: vdubman on 11 September 2009, 21:36
replaced my driver's safety belt with a new one. :smiley:
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Post by: mumbles on 11 September 2009, 23:15
got it back from bodyshop (had driver side and bonnet resprayed) looks great!! only problem is my driver door lock doesn't work now, so will have to take it in tomorrow to get that sorted.

still happy with the spraying they did though, it's like new again  :smiley:
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Post by: Chris-White on 11 September 2009, 23:59
Fitted a biley diverter valve, still getting some copressor surge and stalling though  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 12 September 2009, 00:55
Dropped the car off at the body shop again so they could fix their sh!tty work. Found out that gearbox is still leaking despite being back twice, add to that I haven't driven it properly in 2 months and now my rev counter etc isn't working :evil:

Keep telling myself it'll be worth it when I get it all sorted/ reliable...

I will be giving the guy in the body shop a crude attitude re-adjustment if he doesn't get his act together. Been keeping cool past few weeks but seriously loosing of my patience.

If you read about a auto painter being punted into space with a spray gun shoved in an unmentionable place, you'll know it was me. :evil:

Ahhhh, feel better now... :grin:
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Post by: MrBounce on 12 September 2009, 09:57
Did the weekly shop. Still astonished at the amount of space in a Bora's boot. Could've fitted a whole pig in there as well as the Sunday roast and the bacon...  :shocked:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 12 September 2009, 15:24
Reconnected breather tube that I inadvertantly left off when cleaning throttle body.
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Post by: VW BUSH on 12 September 2009, 17:03
Parked it behind the Mondeo i was working on  :smiley:
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Post by: Jay on 12 September 2009, 17:27
Got mesen a MK5 GTI  :cool:  :smug:
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Post by: gazpowells on 12 September 2009, 20:37
finished painting my door strips and fitted them today  :smiley:
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Post by: snap-on on 12 September 2009, 22:07
Fitted a new sump to my mk4 golf turbo today as when i got it up on the ramp and undone the sump plug last night it pulled the thread out with it !!!! rushed around this morning to find a helicoil kit but none available to fit the original sump plug size and even my local vw dealer get a mobile guy to come out to them when they have the same issue at a cost of £100  :shocked:
so on phone to my dealer and £75 for the sump , £13 for the sealer and 2 gaskets and a sump plug all in all £107 and took me an hour to do !!!! only got the car on wednesday !!!!
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Post by: MrBounce on 13 September 2009, 20:19
Washed it.

Dried it.

Clayed it.

Polished it.

Waxed it.

Now it needs a hoover...  :rolleyes:
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Post by: mumbles on 13 September 2009, 20:23
adjusted power steering belt.
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Post by: Hoppum on 13 September 2009, 21:15
Collected it (first golf :grin:), washed off the sawdust it was covered in, took pictures for here and fixed the permanent live on the stereo.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 13 September 2009, 23:48
washed mine
dried it off
masked all the trim etc
polished
cleaned all the glass
dressed the tyres
and then admired how shiny it now looks  :cool: :smiley:

then
sprayed a front grill badge for jonnyturbo
re-aligned his new bonnet
sorted out his broken washer jet hose
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 14 September 2009, 17:25
Forked out on a new key (VW  :sick: ) and picked up replacement bits for damaged D/S door mirror.

Fixed damaged mirror.
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Post by: T_J_G on 14 September 2009, 17:36
Ive done precisely nothing again!
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Post by: Andy-H on 14 September 2009, 18:46
Had a stone chip repaired  :smiley:
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Post by: Chris-White on 14 September 2009, 19:06
picked up a stone chip
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Post by: Jay on 14 September 2009, 19:17
Gave the MK5 a quick wash  :cool:
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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 14 September 2009, 20:53
Bought an original airbox for my 8v on Fleabay decided to take it back to stock.  Getting rid of k & n 57i filter.

Have I done the right thing?
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Post by: antogoof on 16 September 2009, 18:09
took it to work and enjoyed every minute of going there and coming home, i love my car! :smiley:
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Post by: mumbles on 16 September 2009, 18:28
washed it, damn kids making a mess!!
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Post by: Neo Badness on 16 September 2009, 19:11
Told the guy who runs the bodyshop in no uncertain terms that it would be in his best interests to get my car finished.
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Post by: gazpowells on 16 September 2009, 20:39
Repair some rust on my rear archs today  :smiley: just need to paint now

but i hate winter it gets dark to early  :angry:
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Post by: joker6789 on 17 September 2009, 13:40
excavated about £5 of change from under the drivers seat  :laugh:
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Post by: Hurdy on 17 September 2009, 17:21
Decided to upgrade the rears on the ED30. Full S3 rear brake upgrade. :cool:

Found out at the same time that the front pads need doing, so some new TAROX pads on order. Also found out that the Eibach dampers are leaking. So took the chance to order some Bilstein B16 PSS10's. Spoke to Regal about the forged pistons and rods I've ordered, but they still seem to be somewhere in Limbo at the moment :sad:
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Post by: MrBounce on 19 September 2009, 15:33
Received the missing fold-up warning triangle from e-gay and put it in its proper place on the inside of the bootlid where it belongs  :smiley:

And still haven't hoovered it...  :laugh:
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Post by: Andy-H on 19 September 2009, 17:05
Sold it  :cry: :cry:
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Post by: T_J_G on 19 September 2009, 17:45
Unplugged maf, took it for a drive, plugged it back in.
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Post by: Neo Badness on 19 September 2009, 19:27
Got my car back from body shop, door fits now. Locks still don't work.

 But in all honesty I could have done a better job myself
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Post by: *tell* on 19 September 2009, 20:14
replaced the cabin filter  :huh:
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh209/vwtell/Image002-1.jpg)

guess which is the old one  :laugh:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 19 September 2009, 20:23
Checked and reset the ignition timing.
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Post by: Horney on 19 September 2009, 21:08
thrashed the sh!t out of it.

Nick
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Post by: Guy on 19 September 2009, 21:17
driven it for 10+ hours in the last two days... its getting a bit knackered now, needs a service, just like me!  :sad:
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Post by: Hoppum on 19 September 2009, 23:10
Changed the scuttle panel and cleaned underneath it, scraped off the sealant on the windscreen some tit used in place of the perished rubber, vacced out the inside and tinkered with the speakers and windows.
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Post by: Diamond Hell on 20 September 2009, 00:06
Driven it out of the workshop, driven the Polo in and started work on fitting Koni struts to the Polo..... then realised there's a bucketload of stuff I need to do to it before it comes down off the axle stands and I don't have nearly enough parts to finish it tomorrow.

Arse.
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Post by: MrBounce on 20 September 2009, 21:33
Did a dump run after clearing out the shed. Managed to get a full sized plastic table, the entire frame to a small greenhouse, a big strawberry pot, 3 large bits of chipboard, a bit of plasterboard, a full-sized kitchen bin, some knackered garden tools, a frying pan and a bag of cement in without folding the seats down.

Awesome!  :laugh:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 20 September 2009, 21:37
Checked all my breathers are clear and in good condition.
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Post by: westfield on 20 September 2009, 21:39
Fitted the new painted wing and put the BBS body kit back on  :smiley:
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Post by: Guy on 22 September 2009, 00:07
went a bit ape sh!t on the interior! :lipsrsealed:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2665/3942915820_8041fa3e51.jpg)
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 22 September 2009, 00:18
Gave it a good wash.
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Post by: Neo Badness on 22 September 2009, 14:26
refitted my interior after getting back from clowns at bodyshop.

Got my central locking working and my rev counter :cool:
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Post by: Dan34 on 22 September 2009, 15:47
finally cleaned it.

Dan
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Post by: T_J_G on 22 September 2009, 16:49
Did you do the bay Dan? :wink:
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Post by: Dan34 on 22 September 2009, 16:52
Did you do the bay Dan? :wink:

i wish, pussied out and only did the outside and interior. poor form

Dan
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Post by: Andy-H on 22 September 2009, 18:06
The deal has been completed and so now the Golf lives in Nottingham  :cry: :cry:
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Post by: billy_vw on 22 September 2009, 19:00
2 new tyres fitted to bbs on scirocco.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mr_Orange on 22 September 2009, 19:32
Had a new tyre fitted, a puncture repaired and the wheels rotated front/back
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Post by: Guy on 22 September 2009, 22:03
went a bit ape sh!t on the interior! :lipsrsealed:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2665/3942915820_8041fa3e51.jpg)

so... ummm refitted it all today...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2651/3945797310_7612056551.jpg)

tidied up the wiring & fitted dynamat and jetwashed and cleansed the carpet

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=119235.msg1160196#msg1160196 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=119235.msg1160196#msg1160196)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Neo Badness on 22 September 2009, 23:38
Fitted my leather seats :cool:
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Post by: louis_23 on 22 September 2009, 23:40
bosch areo flat wipers  :smug:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 22 September 2009, 23:41
Checked and adjusted my tyre pressures.
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Post by: l333 on 23 September 2009, 00:51
done some accidental hedge diving steering wheels a bit off, sum suspension/steering damage some bent metal broken plastic scraches
and glass but other than that not a lot :cry:
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Post by: hyland770 on 23 September 2009, 15:31
boot struts for the bonnet, tracking done and adjusted my induction kit and spent a few hours cleaning, vacuming and polishin and finally picked and ordered some coilovers  :smiley:
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Post by: Hoppum on 26 September 2009, 22:22
Replaced all the standard speakers with alpines :cool:.
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Post by: mumbles on 26 September 2009, 22:27
new fuel filter, ordered 2 new rear tyres.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 26 September 2009, 23:31
fitted a pipercross panel filter gave it a hoover ot and then a good wash before it got dark  :laugh:
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Post by: T_J_G on 27 September 2009, 10:32
Realised I need two new front tyres :(
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Post by: Diamond Hell on 27 September 2009, 10:33
Took part in a 'let's stop Khare's GTI running' session.  :grin:

Sorry Andres!

Oh and we did replace his steering rack and he ported his throttlebody while he was here, too.
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Post by: Neo Badness on 27 September 2009, 10:50
Removed the ghey rear diffuser that prev owner fitted with about 20 rusty bolts.
Made a bracket for re hanging exhaust and raised it about 3in.
Removed rattling heat shield, replaced other broken heat shield.
Changed panel filter/ spark plugs....
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Post by: Khare on 27 September 2009, 12:34
Took part in a 'let's stop Khare's GTI running' session.  :grin:

Sorry Andres!

Oh and we did replace his steering rack and he ported his throttlebody while he was here, too.
that was fun  :grin:

No worries DH, it's part of the learning curve and sometimes risks are worth taking for the benefit of the future. Now both you and Danny and myself know  :smiley:
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Post by: Guy on 02 October 2009, 18:44
Took part in a 'let's stop Khare's GTI running' session.  :grin:

Sorry Andres!

Oh and we did replace his steering rack and he ported his throttlebody while he was here, too.

did porting the TB make much difference?


with the help of horney today...

on the mk3
cleaned the TB
cleaned and did a temp repair on the oil breather pipe
cleaned the air filter housing
checked the fitting of a strut brace  :wink:

on the mk1
replaced a couple of gear linkage bushes

with the help of guy today

on the mk3
changed the spark plugs and HT leads
enjoyed a spirited drive to clear the system  :evil:

on the mk1
replaced fan belt
replaced side flange  :smug: and topped up and checked coolant
drove about, top down, with some old skool chooz on with Nick to pick up me beeatch  :cool:

tomorrow - cleaning both inside and out  :smiley:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: dub268 on 03 October 2009, 12:52
Replaced a blow out on my tyre :angry:, finished painting engine cover and fitted my new rubber mats  :cool: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: T_J_G on 03 October 2009, 14:34
Had tracking and balancing done.
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 03 October 2009, 15:09
Had tracking and balancing done.

Did you get a 4 wheel track/alignment done?  Where locally and what's the $$$ pain?
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Post by: T_J_G on 03 October 2009, 15:10
Had tracking and balancing done.

Did you get a 4 wheel track/alignment done?  Where locally and what's the $$$ pain?

STS in Rainham. £40 for alignment and front wheels to be balanced. Front tyres are shot though!
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Post by: mumbles on 03 October 2009, 17:04
fitted new front bumper vents! looks the nuts  :cool:
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Post by: Guy on 03 October 2009, 17:52
full on inside and out clean on the mk3  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mr_Orange on 04 October 2009, 10:58
Gave the levels their weekly once over.  All good!
Had a scan for fault codes, no codes today!
Took piperX panel out, jiggled housing around and had another go fitting it.  Still a pain in the arse!  Is it only me that has to shoe-horn it into the air box?
Sized up the driver's door for project "hinge adjustment". 
Walked away.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Sam on 04 October 2009, 22:14
Tried to fix engine bay rattle..again
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: northeast_gti-t on 04 October 2009, 22:18
wash n hoover out also vag-com'd and no codes  :smiley: fitted my new nology sparkplugs as well as my new look r-tech sticker  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: robz on 06 October 2009, 16:11
got piss wet through changing my oil and filter :(
useless wet country!!
whilst i was a walking puddle i thought i may aswell do a credit crunch car wash at the same time, lol!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Guy on 06 October 2009, 17:29
changed a bulb... all on my own  :smug:

(and did some other jiggery pokery with some bits of wire etc behind the dash  :lipsrsealed:)
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 06 October 2009, 17:38
Got THS Dog-bone fitted today.  Had a quick blat around and seems all good! 
Brake fluid and fuel filter also replaced.

Picking up a new key tomorrow, spanked out on a VW one!   :sick:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Sam on 06 October 2009, 19:16
Tried to fix engine bay rattle..again

And again....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: dub268 on 07 October 2009, 15:08
Unwilling given my keys to the girlfriend for the day
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: gtigolfthree on 07 October 2009, 16:06
Replaced a headlamp bulb.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: gtigolfthree on 08 October 2009, 19:53
Gave it an oil and filter change.  :smiley:
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Post by: mk3jak on 08 October 2009, 20:07
fitted my exhaust system whilst i had it up on the ramp trying to find out why it isnt running. possible doing things the wrong way round  :tongue: lol lookin for sum coil ovas aswell better wait till it running again befor i splash out dat sort off money
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Jay on 08 October 2009, 22:01
Smoked the n/s/f tyre breaking to not hit a toss pot driving with a frosted window!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Neo Badness on 10 October 2009, 17:33
Fitted my coilovers, top mounts front and rear, put in some antifreeze, topped up the oil, pumped up the tyres.

Took it for a spin, brought it back raised coilovers till nasty burny scrapey noises stopped. Job done.

Drove home.

Swore at it as clutch has started slipping after 1000miles :shocked: Sh!tey techniclutch!!!! stupid free clutch :evil:

Hohum.... Better get the socket set out again.... :rolleyes:
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Post by: Adam on 10 October 2009, 17:34
Sold it!!!

MK4 left
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: gtigolfthree on 10 October 2009, 17:45
Checked and topped up the oil.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: patty on 10 October 2009, 17:48
gave mine a oil and filter change today.


and got a new power steering belt fitted yesterday.

pat. :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Guy on 10 October 2009, 18:06
new oil breather pipe fitted to mk3 - deserved it as she passed mot yesterday  :laugh:

replaced some missing trim on mk1

found something which might stop heatshield rattle on mk3  :evil:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Sam on 11 October 2009, 00:24
Tried to fix engine bay rattle..again

And again....

Yerp...again....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 11 October 2009, 10:44
found something which might stop heatshield rattle on mk3  :evil:

angle grinder?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Guy on 11 October 2009, 10:50
found something which might stop heatshield rattle on mk3  :evil:

angle grinder?

if i had one then that might do the trick... still looking for the right way to solve it though  :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: MrBounce on 11 October 2009, 10:57
found something which might stop heatshield rattle on mk3  :evil:

angle grinder?

if i had one then that might do the trick... still looking for the right way to solve it though  :undecided:

Drive down the road to Grundisburgh in Suffolk - that's where mine fell off. It solved my rattling issue permanently  :grin:

As for what have I done today? Filled the boot with bits of tree...  :laugh:
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Post by: Sam on 11 October 2009, 16:05
Tried to fix engine bay rattle..again

And again....

Yerp...again....

Phew this is getting knackering... still rattles
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: northeast_gti-t on 11 October 2009, 23:45
well fitted my forge tip although i dont want to be fitting anymore for a while  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Guy on 12 October 2009, 11:53
found something which might stop heatshield rattle on mk3  :evil:

angle grinder?

if i had one then that might do the trick... still looking for the right way to solve it though  :undecided:

Drive down the road to Grundisburgh in Suffolk - that's where mine fell off. It solved my rattling issue permanently  :grin:

As for what have I done today? Filled the boot with bits of tree...  :laugh:

let me know when you need a proper valet  :laugh:
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Post by: DarkGti on 12 October 2009, 12:37
well fitted my new THS engine mounts then engine flush, new oil, oil filter, rear bumpstops and painted my rear calipers!  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Sam on 12 October 2009, 12:55
Tried to fix engine bay rattle..again

And again....

Yerp...again....
still not great...

Phew this is getting knackering... still rattles
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mew on 12 October 2009, 13:06
I can reply in this topic now :smug:

In the last week I have adjusted the ignition timing (feels a bit better now, but wasn't out by much), fitted my head unit and speakers, made up a lights on warning buzzer (forgot to turn them off several times in just over a week of ownership :lipsrsealed:), picked up some tailgate number plate grommets from VW, but forgot to take my v5 slip to get some new plates made up, so will pop back within the next few days.

Up next: Investigate the engine rattle and purchase some new Hella headlamps and spots to replace the current crystals.
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Post by: JC on 12 October 2009, 13:08
you got your project up and running then Mew ?  :huh:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 12 October 2009, 14:10
had to remove my faulty rear arb and cut it in half for proof to whiteline so they can send me a new replacement arb out what a pain in the ar$e it was to cut  :sad:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 12 October 2009, 16:11
Tightened the fan belt.
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Post by: player.777 on 12 October 2009, 16:22
washed, clayed, collinite and then a nice little £213 interim-60,000 mile service.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: northeast_gti-t on 13 October 2009, 14:39
replacement rear arb arrived at dinnertime so got that fitted back onto the car before i go to work  :smiley:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 13 October 2009, 17:49
Fitted a long over due pollen filter, ordered a new N75 valve to be fitted later in the week.

While fitting pollen filter saw the bulk head was covered in crap.  Pulled out what I could then popped off the arch lining to see the most almighty amount of mud, stones and guff had built up!  Will be doing the off-side when I have a mo.  Deffo something to investigate on your mk4s, if not other VWs!
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 13 October 2009, 18:59
Vaccumed the interior.
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Post by: ANDYJJ on 13 October 2009, 20:34
bought it  :grin:
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Post by: popleyruss on 13 October 2009, 20:56
Let it get hot then acidently broke the vr6 plastic cover on the engine as it looks pony anyway oh and sold me strut brace to len
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Post by: Adam on 14 October 2009, 11:21
Full turbo back Milltech exhaust, panel filter, EGR Delete pipe, turbo cleaner and a Race clutch.

Cheers R-Tech :afro:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Horney on 14 October 2009, 11:40
Drove it to work Hamilton style in preparation for razzing it down to No-Rice this evening.

nick
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Post by: Sam on 14 October 2009, 12:46
Tried to fix engine bay rattle..again

And again....

Yerp...again....

Had another browse at the bonnet area.. still rattles. Just popped out of the office to get some lunch and switched my lights off (ooops!)
still not great...

Phew this is getting knackering... still rattles
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: patty on 14 October 2009, 12:59
well i didn't actully do it................

but i  had a new windscreen fitted


pat.
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Post by: mattneck(Beavis) on 14 October 2009, 13:20
Drove it to work Hamilton style in preparation for razzing it down to No-Rice this evening.

nick

Win!
4 of us are coming up tonight!
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Post by: Horney on 14 October 2009, 13:27
Drove it to work Hamilton style in preparation for razzing it down to No-Rice this evening.

nick

Win!
4 of us are coming up tonight!

Nice, catch you guys later then :-)
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 14 October 2009, 13:31
removed the top engine cover again to re-cut another small piece out so as not to catch on the d/v and touched the edge in with some paint re-fitted and looking better now  :rolleyes:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 14 October 2009, 15:29
Adjusted the handbrake.
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Post by: JC on 14 October 2009, 15:53
Full turbo back Milltech exhaust, panel filter, EGR Delete pipe, turbo cleaner and a Race clutch.

Cheers R-Tech :afro:

Bye bye turbo and rhyso in ya rear view mirror  :grin: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Rhyso on 14 October 2009, 15:59
Full turbo back Milltech exhaust, panel filter, EGR Delete pipe, turbo cleaner and a Race clutch.

Cheers R-Tech :afro:

Bye bye turbo and Rhyso laughing as he passes you on the side of the road  :grin: :grin:

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Post by: JC on 14 October 2009, 16:00
 :laugh:
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Post by: Len on 14 October 2009, 16:22
Bought a strut brace last evening!  :smug:
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Post by: Adam on 14 October 2009, 19:28
Full turbo back Milltech exhaust, panel filter, EGR Delete pipe, turbo cleaner and a Race clutch.

Cheers R-Tech :afro:

Bye bye turbo and Rhyso laughing as he passes you on the side of the road  :grin: :grin:



Hello Hybrid...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: dan_apps on 14 October 2009, 19:32
Full turbo back Milltech exhaust, panel filter, EGR Delete pipe, turbo cleaner and a Race clutch.

Cheers R-Tech :afro:

Bye bye turbo and Rhyso laughing as he passes you on the side of the road  :grin: :grin:



Hello Hybrid...


oooooh a little derv rivalry! ho ho ho!
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Post by: Mr.Tom on 14 October 2009, 19:36
Fixed up a rust patch on a door, filled it and re-sprayed it (over last couple of days). Cleanest part of the car now, damnit :D
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Post by: Rhyso on 14 October 2009, 19:48
Full turbo back Milltech exhaust, panel filter, EGR Delete pipe, turbo cleaner and a Race clutch.

Cheers R-Tech :afro:

Bye bye turbo and Rhyso laughing as he passes you on the side of the road  :grin: :grin:



Hello Hybrid...


oooooh a little derv rivalry! ho ho ho!

hello faster car  :tongue:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Adam on 14 October 2009, 19:52
Full turbo back Milltech exhaust, panel filter, EGR Delete pipe, turbo cleaner and a Race clutch.

Cheers R-Tech :afro:

Bye bye turbo and Rhyso laughing as he passes you on the side of the road  :grin: :grin:



Hello Hybrid...


oooooh a little derv rivalry! ho ho ho!

hello faster car  :tongue:

there isn't any rivalry?! I love the DERV!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: popleyruss on 15 October 2009, 09:00
Drove to work slow as u like as I'm in the red hopeing to sort me electric windows during me lunch
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: gtigolfthree on 15 October 2009, 16:03
Topped up the brake fluid.
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Post by: Neo Badness on 16 October 2009, 00:23
Topped up the brake fluid.

Err, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the brake fluid supposed to go down as the pads wear thus indicating when the pads need changed?
If you top it up then you potentially suffer brake failure as there will be no pad gripping the disc...?

Unles you mean completely changing your brake fluid, bleeding the brakes etc then I can understand the logic as you do need to that every year or so.
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Post by: MrBounce on 17 October 2009, 12:00
Taking the missus to her first wedding dress fitting  :shocked:
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Post by: Rhyso on 17 October 2009, 14:53
let the missus drive the car for the 2nd time since passing her test yesterday  :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

and tested my auto-dimming mirror which has sat on the shelf for 10 months - it works!!
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Post by: babyvw on 17 October 2009, 15:12
took all the rubish out the car the previous owner left in the car including the old grey car mats found silver gti alloys under all the break dust on a four of the alloys and gave it a good hover out in inside as well as a new air freshner emm smells good!! :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Neo Badness on 17 October 2009, 15:39
Went out, opened bonnet checked clutch cable travel. Seems fine. Shut bonnet again.
 Going to see if I can get to the bottom of the slippy clutch issue.... :angry:
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Post by: chrismk2boyd on 17 October 2009, 16:29
ive been playing with my mk2 wiring and doin my head in,still havent got rev counter working ,found that green wire works rev counter on mk3 clocks but not on mk2 ,there must be a pin change i have to do but cant suss it
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 17 October 2009, 17:05
Replaced the front knock sensor on the VR.

What a b!tch that was!!

Hopefully it'll drive a bit better now
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Post by: bmm on 17 October 2009, 17:56
Sorted out this mess!  :sick:

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs204.snc1/7134_187814235930_572665930_4351653_1819031_n.jpg)

And stripped as much of the interior as possible so I can sort out what the previous cowboy owner did...
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Post by: gazpowells on 17 October 2009, 21:08
sorted out my rusty sill today  :smiley:

car ready for winter now
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Post by: mumbles on 17 October 2009, 21:21
ordered some new discs and pads.
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Post by: MrBounce on 18 October 2009, 12:36
2 bucket wash and dry  :smiley:
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Post by: dub268 on 18 October 2009, 22:20
Checked all fluids where fine, then gave it a quick clean inside and out and put her away for the night :grin:
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Post by: crazyjas on 18 October 2009, 22:44
fitted some lockwood white dials and a chrome strut brace
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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 19 October 2009, 06:56
2 new front wipers so now I can actually see and don't have to put up with the shrieky juddering noise every time I tried to clean the screen.  Now all I need to do is refill the washer bottle as I've emptied it by overusing the wipers in excitement.

Asbo  :evil:
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Post by: mumbles on 19 October 2009, 16:20
gave it a good wash, inside and out  :smiley:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 19 October 2009, 16:40
Hooved out the interior
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Post by: popleyruss on 19 October 2009, 16:46
Lookd at the vr6 and fault shall I swap u haha
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: beth on 19 October 2009, 17:30
i'v fitted an induction kit, and a forge 007. :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: mumbles on 19 October 2009, 17:33
i'v fitted an induction kit, and a forge 007. :grin:

welcome and good work  :cool:

just put my new mats in... they look so much nicer than the crap i had before  :smiley:
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Post by: beth on 19 October 2009, 17:43
thanks took me ages but sounds awesome.
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Post by: mumbles on 19 October 2009, 18:08
thanks took me ages but sounds awesome.

get some pics up, and a thread in the new comers section  :cool:
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Post by: Vesper on 19 October 2009, 18:21
Finally completed major alloy refurb project & fitted them today. Just in time for the MOT which she passed with no advisorys  :cool:

Months of refurbing these wheels from this - kerbed beyond belief:
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/BridgesideRats/2009_06020100thumb.jpg)

to this:
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/BridgesideRats/_MG_0907thumb.jpg)

Never, never again. OK they only cost me £30 for the set. But the amount of times I bodged the paint....well, blood sweat and tears is all I can say  :grin: First time the masking tape ripped all the chrome off!  :angry:

And on the car:
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/BridgesideRats/_MG_0914thumb.jpg)

So next job is clearly to get smoked headlights / indicators to match as they now stand out like a sore thumb. Oh and wash the car to match the clean wheels  :smiley:

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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 22 October 2009, 16:34
Sent back another airbox - this one arrived smashed in the post.  Parcelforce taking the strike action to heart and stamping on my parcel - although I have asked the geezer to box the replacement rather than just use bubblewrap.  Fingers crossed eh?

Whoever would of thought that taking the car back to stock would be so hard!

Asbo  :evil:
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Post by: Chris-White on 22 October 2009, 18:40
bought rimz.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 22 October 2009, 21:22
fitted my audi tt short shift  :smiley: tonight
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Jay on 22 October 2009, 21:45
Emptied 3 months worth of junk of of her  :lipsrsealed: 
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Post by: dubcheryl on 23 October 2009, 18:38
drove it for the first time in a week last night, I have been an official bus wayne kerr!
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Post by: squires on 23 October 2009, 18:49
got a genuine corrado leather steering wheel for 28 quid from local scrap yard  :smiley:, one went for 100 on the bay :shocked:
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Post by: ANDYJJ on 23 October 2009, 19:35
front wishbone
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Post by: nick_thomas on 23 October 2009, 19:46
Washed, polished and waxed.
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Post by: popleyruss on 24 October 2009, 20:22
Took the plastic vr6 cover off my engine to paint as the tit who ownd the car before painted it crackle black with red writing and a blue vw badge and it looks pony.
Gonna go matt black then lime green for vw and writing
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Post by: MrBounce on 24 October 2009, 23:08
Filled up the screenwash. And used it to move a 42" Plasma TV  :cool:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 25 October 2009, 00:29
attended the r-tech golfgti & bri skoda r/r day  :smiley:
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Post by: DubFan on 25 October 2009, 13:42
Filled up the screenwash. And used it to move a 42" Plasma TV  :cool:
Hope you kept the Plasma upright, you know they're not meant to be layed down flat?
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 25 October 2009, 15:10
Filled up the screenwash. And used it to move a 42" Plasma TV  :cool:
Hope you kept the Plasma upright, you know they're not meant to be layed down flat?

They can be, just have to be left upright after being laid down for at least 24 hours, just like a fridgefreezer  :wink:
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Post by: Len on 25 October 2009, 16:06
Charging up a flat battery!  :angry:

Sorted position of strut brace.

Couldnt do anymore until I can start car and turn it around!  :angry:
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Post by: the_stink on 25 October 2009, 16:07
fitted my front splitter
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Post by: AlanD on 25 October 2009, 16:31
Cleaned and polished and put her in "storage" mode :( dark day today.
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Post by: MrBounce on 25 October 2009, 17:51
Drove 250 miles to see my bro - 58MPG :cool:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 25 October 2009, 18:00
well fitted a new thermostat and coolant temp sender and re filled with new G12 coolant gave underneath the engine a clean and then hoovered it out and a good wash and filled up with petrol
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Post by: dub268 on 25 October 2009, 19:50
Fitted my Xenon lights blubs and painted the front VW badge
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 25 October 2009, 20:02
Gave it a proper cleaning and good once over on everything.
Took it for a nice long drive, parked it up and crossed my fingers for MOT tomorrow!   :cool:
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Post by: Jay on 25 October 2009, 20:08
Drove her to the Abingdon Tesco and back, got a cheer from a bunch of guys coming out a pub  :laugh:
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Post by: gazpowells on 25 October 2009, 20:36
Not dont anything  :sad: another weekend with no work done and it gets dark early now  :sad:
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Post by: leeroy20vt on 25 October 2009, 20:46
put my part rebuilt engine back in the mk2  and took it for a drive  :smiley: :smiley:
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Post by: popleyruss on 25 October 2009, 22:04
Sod all sat and lookd at the vr6 cover still as I can't get hold of kawasaki green spray paint
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Post by: mumbles on 25 October 2009, 23:39
drove it, first time in 5 days, just back from holiday  :smiley: i missed my car so much.... i know it's sad....
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Post by: patty on 26 October 2009, 12:15
just adjusted my rear wheel bearings   :smiley: :smiley:

pat
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 26 October 2009, 14:37
just sorted out my air lock in the cooling system  :rolleyes: all good now :afro:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 26 October 2009, 15:46
Fitted Osram nightbreaker bulbs.
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 26 October 2009, 16:56
Gave it a proper cleaning and good once over on everything.
Took it for a nice long drive, parked it up and crossed my fingers for MOT tomorrow!   :cool:

Passed no worries.  Stoked  :smiley:
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Post by: crazyjas on 27 October 2009, 17:11
put a powerboost valve on, and dispate all the mixed reactions im actually impressed, next to chip or cam
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Post by: nadlad on 27 October 2009, 20:44
erm ended my fronted policy
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 27 October 2009, 22:30
Checked the oil and the water.
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Post by: Ninja on 27 October 2009, 22:45
Got the clutch replaced and also the clutch cable!
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Post by: westfield on 27 October 2009, 22:57
Finished fitting the BBS kit, started to machine polish with my new Meguiars G220  :smiley: And soon For Sale  :sad:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 28 October 2009, 12:41
sorted out an oem clip to hold my boost gauge outer tubing to the pipes near the cam cover as i didnt like the cable tie i had used previous  :rolleyes: been and collected a new N75 valve and got that fitted now looking at ordering my rear spoiler
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Post by: Sam on 28 October 2009, 13:59
Ripped of my rattly heat shielding!!!!! No more rattle and attemted to change my headlights from left hand to right hand to no avail.. so now i just have messed up headlights
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 28 October 2009, 14:32
just ordered a GTI rear spoiler
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Post by: Adam on 28 October 2009, 15:01
Got my carbon trim fitted, all from jimbooboo.
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Post by: Ninja on 28 October 2009, 17:05
Gave it a proper cleaning and good once over on everything.
Took it for a nice long drive, parked it up and crossed my fingers for MOT tomorrow!   :cool:

Passed no worries.  Stoked  :smiley:

Nice one! Wish mine would've passed and not cost me £520.00
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Post by: laurielaeks on 28 October 2009, 21:17
started to bore out my throttle body(damn this is gna take ages)
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Post by: Neo Badness on 28 October 2009, 21:34
started to bore out my throttle body(damn this is gna take ages)

Use a dremmel/ grinding stones, shouldn't take more than a day. Knife edge your buterflies, good fun.
 Good luck
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Post by: paulhgti on 28 October 2009, 23:24
i had my golf re mapped and a milltek non res 4motion system fitted
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 29 October 2009, 15:40
Got a new tyre fitted on th rear.  :smiley:
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Post by: VRDan on 29 October 2009, 17:47
Clean and T-Cut  :cool:
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Post by: popleyruss on 29 October 2009, 22:11
Just been driving around done a bmw up the slip road and down the duel carriagway ooopppsss so much for being sensible haha
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 30 October 2009, 16:17
Bought and fitted a new battery.
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Post by: rocketron on 30 October 2009, 17:04
fill with fuel, bought some detailing clay a new expansion tank for coolant coz i cant be arsed to clean mine. bought a new ECU and fuel relay to stop it kangarooing occasionaly. bought paint for my wheels(candy apple red) and new back box(cheap stainless on till i can convince myself that miltek is worth every penny.  :cool:
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Post by: tonyg on 30 October 2009, 21:25
Not had my golf much over a week so far just sorting out niggles.. today i replaced the orange dipstick guide/holder thingy, fixed my passenger wing mirror from ratling when i close the door and removed the standard cassette and cd players ready for my sony unit.......just waiting for my bits to arrive now; cubby hole, mats, armrest and number plate holders............
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Post by: Thom89 on 30 October 2009, 21:46
Taken out the garage for a quick spin, couldn't resist :evil:
Thom
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Post by: rclifton4 on 31 October 2009, 00:09
Anti roll bar link
Wiper blades
both front top mounts
re test for mot
Cleaned the inside and install (stuck suction pad on window) new phone holder
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 31 October 2009, 01:06
ordered a new short aerial  :smiley:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 31 October 2009, 15:52
Figured out that I probs need a new water pump :sad: Add that to a growing list of (expensive) parts needed and I'm generally F***'d off with the car.
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Post by: popleyruss on 31 October 2009, 16:48
Been to a1 today managed to get windscreen rain tray new earth strap and sum other bits also got the paint mixd up for the wheels and I must say it looks sweet can't wait to spray away 
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Post by: Toby on 31 October 2009, 16:57
Wrote £75 whole car Bargin on the back screen to try and shift it! with tipex, no joy yet!! :)

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Post by: Mr_Orange on 31 October 2009, 18:26
N249 bypass, yet to be road tested proper....

Now got even more spare bits to add to my box full of other spare bits!

edit:
ITS ALL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: vdubman on 31 October 2009, 19:38
got new side skirt covers from the dealer today,and placed a order for a new vr6 front spoiler-getting there :grin:
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Post by: popleyruss on 31 October 2009, 21:17
How much did u pay for the skirt covers
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Post by: phatsam2003 on 01 November 2009, 09:56
Sold the VR6! looking for something different
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Post by: patty on 01 November 2009, 16:24
fitted some new bits:
new coil.
new headlight.
new rear light.
new dark lenses next to the indicators on the front.
new parcel shelf.


it was like the golf's birthday   lol

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Post by: rocketron on 01 November 2009, 17:03
pulled the heater dials out coz non of the lights worked(ashtray/cig lighter or heater nobs) will pop into dealers morra and get new ones. cleaned all the lenses etc while they were out. oh and figured that the cheap(jom) back box i fitted had more chance of fittnig in the glovebox than on my exhaust. :angry:
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Post by: vdubman on 01 November 2009, 17:16
How much did u pay for the skirt covers

hello buddy,got them from the dealer-£28 for one so £52 for both which is good i thinks,have u changed these before?
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Post by: Thom89 on 01 November 2009, 17:58
Looked on various ebay's around the world trying to locate rare parts for the 2 :lipsrsealed: :lipsrsealed:
Thom
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Post by: madgti on 01 November 2009, 19:12
put a new tax disc in the window  :angry: :sad: :cry:
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Post by: JC on 01 November 2009, 19:20
Looked on various ebay's around the world trying to locate rare parts for the 2 :lipsrsealed: :lipsrsealed:
Thom

thats all things innit  :grin:
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Post by: simonpolly on 01 November 2009, 19:24
Changed the dust caps  :smug:(i`m running a sweep on how long it takes before the thieving paperboy decides they would look better on his bmx :grin: P.M me for the odds :smiley:)
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Post by: Thom89 on 01 November 2009, 19:25
Looked on various ebay's around the world trying to locate rare parts for the 2 :lipsrsealed: :lipsrsealed:
Thom

thats all things innit  :grin:

Top secret.. don' you know :wink:
Thom
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Post by: crazyjas on 01 November 2009, 19:59
just brought a bora sport gear knob & gaitor :smiley:
looks cool
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Post by: AndyStephens on 03 November 2009, 10:17
Got crackly door speaker fixed finally.
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Post by: Sam on 03 November 2009, 10:51
Looked at it and smiled
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Post by: T_J_G on 03 November 2009, 11:53
replaced N75 valve.
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Post by: patty on 03 November 2009, 14:43
well yesterday really.......and i didnt do it ,my mech did


new cambelt kit fitted. :smiley:

pat.
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Post by: beth on 03 November 2009, 17:33
aero wipers, de-badged, and fitted a new breather hose as the other one was split in two  :shocked:.
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Post by: dTEA on 03 November 2009, 22:41
dropped the GTTDi off and await the verdict on master cylinder or slave for the bloody clutch (again!)  This will be the 3rd in 6 years so unsure what is going on...hopefully RAC (ex-VAG) technician is right with his verdict on the master as its sealed in the closed position after trying to bleed some of the air out, and giving it a fair amount of pumping.  Otherwise its a gearbox out and bigger bucks than the missus has at present, cos i aint got the time nor the workspace at the mo :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 04 November 2009, 13:00
Finally got round to replacing the pollen filter.  :smiley:
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Post by: patty on 04 November 2009, 14:30
bleed the brakes and clutch




pat
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Post by: popleyruss on 05 November 2009, 13:37
Made sum new brackets for the air filter the same as mine for a mate
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Post by: T_J_G on 05 November 2009, 16:28
Put an R8 oil cap on it, and received dog bone mount bushes.
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Post by: crazyjas on 05 November 2009, 16:32
fitted some chrome heater controls
a steal at 4 quid
just waitingg for the bora sport gearknob to turn up

(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy128/crazyjas/IMG_0189.jpg)
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Post by: shepgti on 05 November 2009, 16:42
spent 4 hours removing 1 bolt  :sad: only 2 more to go :cry:
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Post by: mumbles on 05 November 2009, 17:20
new rear discs, pads, both handbrake cables and one new steering rack boot.... and need to adjust alternator and PAS belts. still puts a massive smile on my face though  :grin:... see  :smiley:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 05 November 2009, 20:17
fitted my new short aerial that i collected tonight and just trialled my rear spoiler to see how it looks  :smiley: will be painted and fitted early next week
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 05 November 2009, 20:26
Changed my dizzy cap and rotor.
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Post by: MrBounce on 05 November 2009, 22:44
Drove it to the sports centre and warmed my butt on heated seats  :smug:
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Post by: bmm on 07 November 2009, 17:11
Replaced the dodgy 'uprated' headlight wiring the previous owner did with two sets of my own, and it actually works.  Also managed to get my high beams back, somehow.   :cool:
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Post by: shepgti on 07 November 2009, 23:07
pulled the back box off at work :shocked: i HATE exhausts!!!
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Post by: popleyruss on 08 November 2009, 00:21
Fixed my electric windows and central locking then alarm tomoro fun fun fun
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Post by: luke on 08 November 2009, 11:15
sat in it, looked at all the scratches, got pissed off, went on xbox
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Post by: dubsport on 08 November 2009, 11:20
put my golfgti.co.uk stickers on  :cool:
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Post by: gtigolfthree on 08 November 2009, 11:20
Car wash!
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 08 November 2009, 16:35
Cleaned throttle body again (DBW so very carefully with carb cleaner on cotton buds and rags).

Investigated a possible leak around the suction jet pump, nothing of note but will keep an eye on it.

Swapped DV for a fresher unit, nothing to report as my old one seemed to function OK afterwards with the "pop" test.

Gave it a good clean with my new wool mitt and waffle towel, then treated it to some Super Resin!

Noticed how tired the alloys are looking.  Time for a refurb in the new year me thinks!
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Post by: Mew on 08 November 2009, 16:43
Made and fitted a relay controlled headlamp loom, much much better now :smug:
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Post by: JC on 08 November 2009, 16:53
passat - rear wheel bearings repacked with grease and tightened up

skuda, new cv boot  :cool:
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Post by: Matty-MK3 on 08 November 2009, 17:30
Fitted clear front indicators although not sure I like them that much. Look a little cleaner against the purple. Might get me some tint film.
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Post by: golf-sib on 08 November 2009, 18:17
Tok 4bar regulator off and placed 3 bar back on as it broke, feels sluggish  :sad:
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Post by: Jay on 08 November 2009, 18:46
Thought I was driving a MK3 and took it through some deep water  :lipsrsealed: 
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Post by: Martz on 08 November 2009, 19:20
Swore at it.

Needs petrol and a match!
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Post by: gazpowells on 08 November 2009, 20:33
new front brake pads fitted today  :smiley:
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Post by: jamrock on 08 November 2009, 21:56
fitted isv loom and controller. it now idles properly
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Post by: MrBounce on 08 November 2009, 22:18
Gave it some Dodo Juice Born to be Mild and a quick dry off  :cool:
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Post by: Guy on 08 November 2009, 22:21
extracted a ton of standing water from the carpet - it was like that both front and rear, driver and passenger side :sad:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2613/4087496270_45af1fd650.jpg)

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=134530.msg1210463#msg1210463 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=134530.msg1210463#msg1210463)
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 08 November 2009, 22:23
ordered a new black aluminium gti tax disc holder  :smiley:
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Post by: Adam on 08 November 2009, 23:44
Fitted my TT shifter - little difference.
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Post by: Sam on 08 November 2009, 23:56
Picked up full driveshafts with cv for £6.50 on egay and looked into aero wiper blades
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Post by: Egbutt Wash on 08 November 2009, 23:58
Gave it a name
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Post by: Sam on 09 November 2009, 00:22
Gave it a name

Hitler? vag lover
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Post by: Egbutt Wash on 09 November 2009, 00:26
It's called John and Edward
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Post by: vdubman on 09 November 2009, 16:10
took her for wheel alignment,spot on now.cleaned the tb and slammed a k&n panel filter in,what a difference it makes on a vr and the noise is even better  :grin: :smiley: :grin: :smiley:
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Post by: raferackstraw on 09 November 2009, 17:02
here vdubman was that you in hornsey today about 2pm stopped at wightman road lights going toward crouch end?
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Post by: popleyruss on 09 November 2009, 19:29
Started taking out the trim for the wireing for an amp and new leads
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Post by: vdubman on 09 November 2009, 21:02
here vdubman was that you in hornsey today about 2pm stopped at wightman road lights going toward crouch end?

yeah thats me dude,had to go and collect my k&n filter,ordered it about 11ish from euro car parts.what was u driving then and where was u?

anthony
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Post by: raferackstraw on 09 November 2009, 21:10
mk1 cab was sitting on inside of you but slightly back, the vr looked mint and very clean really stood out, i was off to gsf for injector seals  :cool:
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Post by: vdubman on 09 November 2009, 21:29
aah,nice one buddy,didn't notice much around me,i was in a hurry to get home-new toys to play with :grin: :grin:

have to meet up one day,thanx for the kind words.
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Post by: MrBounce on 10 November 2009, 18:21
It was yesterday, but did 342 miles (had to go to a funeral) on just over 1/2 tank and was grateful for the cruise control and heated seats  :smiley:
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Post by: Martz on 10 November 2009, 20:44
Agreed a deal on it.
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Post by: JC on 10 November 2009, 20:52
martz, your a bad bad man  :grin:
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Post by: dTEA on 11 November 2009, 00:19
MK4 TDi = fixed the clutch...or rather the garage did...clutch release plate, bearing, shaft seal, clutch kit, master cylinder = a lot of dosh!!!  :shocked:
Mk5 GTi = some new Goodyear Asymmetrics and they are soooo much better  :cool:
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Post by: Martz on 11 November 2009, 08:47
martz, your a bad bad man  :grin:


 :lipsrsealed:
  :laugh:
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Post by: crazyjas on 11 November 2009, 12:52
fitted some german number plate surrounds
just waiting for my german plates to arrive

(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy128/crazyjas/IMG_0373.jpg)
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Post by: popleyruss on 11 November 2009, 19:59
Fitted an amp wireing kit and sun kenwood front speakers (better than standerd)
Took half my dash apart ready for the underneath glove box that should be hear friday . And also trying to find sunwhere for the multi changer

Undercoated my vr6 engine cover and painted the first coat on (looks quality) painted the badge in my grill ready for another coat tomoro
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 12 November 2009, 10:34
modded my front gti badge to fit the red 20th anni gti badge and fitted the rear one
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 12 November 2009, 10:36
fitted my new black aluminium gti tax disc holder
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 12 November 2009, 10:38
just got my tyres changed around so the rears are decent and the worn ones are on the front to be replaced asap been told there down to 2mm of tread!!  :shocked:
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Post by: laurielaeks on 12 November 2009, 16:06
fitted my vento front end with gunsmoked headlights from lamin x film

looks awesome
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Post by: mumbles on 12 November 2009, 16:25
fitted my vento front end with gunsmoked headlights from lamin x film

looks awesome

guessing you were in a garage with the weather we've got here! haha! post up a pic if you can, would be interesting to see what it looks like, seeing as my car is very similar!  :cool:
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Post by: laurielaeks on 12 November 2009, 16:47
lol well yo should see what ive got covering my car, a 3'' 2'' frame with tarpaulins covering it, just hope the wind doesnt blow it away this weekend.
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Post by: mumbles on 12 November 2009, 16:51
lol well yo should see what ive got covering my car, a 3'' 2'' frame with tarpaulins covering it, just hope the wind doesnt blow it away this weekend.

forecast aint looking good mate....  :lipsrsealed: hope it's ok too!
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Post by: rclifton4 on 12 November 2009, 17:13
Replaced my amp fuse......no expense spare when it comes to my golf  :grin:
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Post by: raferackstraw on 12 November 2009, 19:30
today fitted new radiator, yesterday renewed all spade connectors in engine bay and tidied the wiring, day before changed injector seal on no1

mk1 maintenance, better to change if it even looks like it might break, rather than waiting for it to break  :wink:
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Post by: Rhyso on 12 November 2009, 19:32
removed old intercooler, swore at it cos the screws holding the MAP sensor on rounded off and had rusted so had to get out the angle grinder  :evil:

Then swore as it was a potch to refit, then drove home praying the pipes would hold  :lipsrsealed:

So far so good........
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Post by: Martz on 12 November 2009, 20:46
Bought it. Hmmmmmmm what should I do, repair or break............

Mwaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa
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Post by: Jay on 12 November 2009, 20:47
Bought it. Hmmmmmmm what should I do, repair or break............

Mwaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa

Another?  :shocked: :grin:
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Post by: dub268 on 12 November 2009, 21:18
Fitted my black Vw badge on the rear and removed the golf & gti badge
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Post by: danny_b42 on 12 November 2009, 22:00
bought mine!  :laugh:
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Post by: Roverdose on 13 November 2009, 14:21
FINISHED WELDING! Sweet sweet victory!!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mr_Orange on 13 November 2009, 15:34
Fitted a new MAF in the pishing rain
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Roverdose on 13 November 2009, 17:45
now polishing alternator!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: popleyruss on 13 November 2009, 17:50
Picked up underneath glovebox thanks to acme in the classified section nice one mate quality .
Also got my new headunit and still waiting for my neuspedd thermostat and temp sender.
Lookd at the rain and decided not to do anything
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: MrBounce on 13 November 2009, 18:49
Bought a speaker grille from Ebay to replace the cracked one I damaged when moving house...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Golf R on 14 November 2009, 00:21
Pulled out on an Audi.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: northeast_gti-t on 14 November 2009, 00:34
finally got my rear roof spoiler fitted  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: crazyjas on 14 November 2009, 11:47
german plates came today so fitting them at the mo, inbetween the rain lol
look wicked
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: JC on 14 November 2009, 12:12
raised it, due to poor weather and winter roads near me :shocked:

road tested it  :cool:

broke it, :cry:

summat large in the bottom of

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/autumn.jpg)

new exhuast please,  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Chris-White on 14 November 2009, 13:17
summat large in the bottom of

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/autumn.jpg)

new exhuast please,  :rolleyes:

was it a red gtd per-chance?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: JC on 14 November 2009, 13:21
summat large in the bottom of

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/autumn.jpg)

new exhuast please,  :rolleyes:

was it a red gtd per-chance?


 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Neo Badness on 14 November 2009, 15:49
^^You boys look like you need Snorkel Kits... :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Jay on 14 November 2009, 15:52
summat large in the bottom of

new exhuast please,  :rolleyes:

was it a red gtd per-chance?

 :laugh: 

Not deep enough for the old red submarine  :lipsrsealed: 



Back on topic, almost fixed her just need a jump start now to get the battery going, (still waiting for the brother in law to get his arse here).
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: MrBounce on 14 November 2009, 16:19
Supermarket shop and dump run. How exciting!!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: T_J_G on 14 November 2009, 16:24
Built up a gearbox mount with PF bushes.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: raferackstraw on 14 November 2009, 17:11
chauffered my mum to and from bingo where she won £200 pounds  :smiley:

which in the last 8days brings her total upto £390  :grin:

she's 80 and gambling mad when it comes to bingo  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: popleyruss on 15 November 2009, 18:37
fittrd my new painted engine cover
fitted the rest of the wiring kit and sub and amp and new door speakers

fitted a underneath glovbox as i have a passenger airbag so didnt have one also put a new tax disk holder
relised my ht are nakerd so now need new ones at idle the bloody thing is hunting badly (all i need at this time of year )
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: mwep201081 on 15 November 2009, 19:37
new clutch and fitted 5 speed box from a Seat Ibiza!!!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: RhosneigrGaz on 15 November 2009, 19:40
Got all the bits together for a rear end rebuild, calipers refurb, new pads and discs, wheel bearings and a general fettle!

Oh and started degreasing and cleaning the shed of an engine bay.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: laurielaeks on 16 November 2009, 17:58
Ordered my new rims :) £1100 worth :sick:
but at 9 inches wide  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Jay on 16 November 2009, 18:15
Done lots over the weekend, almost got her running but might need to replace the GP relay and try force the GP to stay in then she should be up and running again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: MrBounce on 16 November 2009, 18:56
Took Sherman to the vet   :sad:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Guy on 16 November 2009, 19:00
Took Sherman to the vet   :sad:

that is what your car did to your cat... not something that you did to the car? shirley?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mr_Orange on 17 November 2009, 18:15
Fitted new upper gearbox mount (1J0 199 555 AP)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Martz on 17 November 2009, 18:32
Parked it up 1/2 a mile from work as it broke down (suspect fuel pump). Collected 2 hours later and it was fine. :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Sam on 18 November 2009, 00:43
thought this would be a good thread, basically what have you done to your golf today!?

ill start:

changed my thermostat as it was leaking (quite a common problem) and managed to get the bit from a scrappy for £10 bargain!

your turn.....

My turn? Blast from the past!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Egbutt Wash on 18 November 2009, 11:37
Hit a large puddle at speed.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: mumbles on 18 November 2009, 14:20
looked out the window after an hour of getting home and saw that both front windows on the car were right down and it was raining..... confused, as i definately didn't have them down when i parked up, so guessing it's goin to have to be a door card off and check all the wiring(possible switch aint workin right so will need to check that too). plus now the window doesn't go all the way up unless you stop it before it hits the top or it comes right back down again.....  :angry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: laurielaeks on 18 November 2009, 22:49
looked out the window after an hour of getting home and saw that both front windows on the car were right down and it was raining..... confused, as i definately didn't have them down when i parked up, so guessing it's goin to have to be a door card off and check all the wiring(possible switch aint workin right so will need to check that too). plus now the window doesn't go all the way up unless you stop it before it hits the top or it comes right back down again.....  :angry:

not good,

 took the golf to town today for a blast, slight burning smell, need to check everythings connected up nice and not leaking, coul dbe because the engines not been run in a while.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: mumbles on 18 November 2009, 22:52
any ideas?? are more than welcome! haha!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Guy on 18 November 2009, 23:13
fluid check on mk3... topped up where necessary

keeping an eye on fan belt as its sounding a bit 'scratchy' down there  :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: raferackstraw on 19 November 2009, 17:33
made sure all drain holes in the sills were clear and had a good look underneath for any other problems, cleaned around inner cv trying to track down a possible gearbox leak, changed top radiator hose and bled system
mk1s need constant watching, soon as you turn your back summat will break or fall off  :rolleyes:  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mew on 19 November 2009, 18:00

keeping an eye on fan belt as its sounding a bit 'scratchy' down there  :undecided:

Waterpump :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Guy on 19 November 2009, 18:06
made sure all drain holes in the sills were clear and had a good look underneath for any other problems, cleaned around inner cv trying to track down a possible gearbox leak, changed top radiator hose and bled system
mk1s need constant watching, soon as you turn your back summat will break or fall off  :rolleyes:  :grin:

ain't dat the truth


keeping an eye on fan belt as its sounding a bit 'scratchy' down there  :undecided:

Waterpump :lipsrsealed:

yeah... i thought so too... will keep an eye on it and if that is the case swap that and the thermostat out - shouldn't cost too much from GSF
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: popleyruss on 19 November 2009, 19:56
Trying to find a thermostat housing for the vr6 that's not expensive
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: beth on 20 November 2009, 00:26
fitted my leather armrest  :smiley:, and lost my mini air filter  :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: tweed on 20 November 2009, 12:41
Gave it maximum camber  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Martz on 20 November 2009, 13:39
considering getting the wheel bearing and the running sorted. It is starting to annoy me now! :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: JC on 20 November 2009, 14:21
and the other one martz ?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: tonyg on 20 November 2009, 14:24
Fitted my flea bay spesh sun glasses holder, perfect addition for winter  :laugh:

And going to get my new wheels fitted shortly  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: northeast_gti-t on 20 November 2009, 17:41
shortened my gearstick by an inch and fitted a replacement drivers side bora vent and a light switch  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Rhyso on 20 November 2009, 18:03
got more power..........
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Adam on 20 November 2009, 18:13
got more power..........

More than me yet?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Rhyso on 20 November 2009, 18:14
got more power..........

More than me yet?

dunno - need to upload the map but I'm about to go have a few beers so it will have to wait  :tongue:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Adam on 20 November 2009, 18:16
got more power..........

More than me yet?

dunno - need to upload the map but I'm about to go have a few beers so it will have to wait  :tongue:

f**k the beers man get uploading and take her out! Stage 2?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Rhyso on 20 November 2009, 18:17
got more power..........

More than me yet?

dunno - need to upload the map but I'm about to go have a few beers so it will have to wait  :tongue:

f**k the beers man get uploading and take her out! Stage 2?

haven't been out in a couple of months so it can wait.  From what I gather it is a Stage 2 map based on my original file  :undecided:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Adam on 20 November 2009, 18:20
got more power..........

More than me yet?

dunno - need to upload the map but I'm about to go have a few beers so it will have to wait  :tongue:

f**k the beers man get uploading and take her out! Stage 2?

haven't been out in a couple of months so it can wait.  From what I gather it is a Stage 2 map based on my original file  :undecided:

Fair one have a good'un :afro: no posting when your drunk, we all know what leads to *Shady*

I think that's what they did to mine. You will see it hold the boost a lot better. It doesn't fall off boost at 2.6k like stage one.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Rhyso on 20 November 2009, 18:26
got more power..........

More than me yet?

dunno - need to upload the map but I'm about to go have a few beers so it will have to wait  :tongue:

f**k the beers man get uploading and take her out! Stage 2?

haven't been out in a couple of months so it can wait.  From what I gather it is a Stage 2 map based on my original file  :undecided:

Fair one have a good'un :afro: no posting when your drunk, we all know what leads to *Shady*

I think that's what they did to mine. You will see it hold the boost a lot better. It doesn't fall off boost at 2.6k like stage one.

map uploaded......got to drop the missus into town then head in myself  :evil:

when you say drop off what do you mean?  Mine peaks at 27PSI and then holds 23PSI to the redline at the moment......
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Adam on 20 November 2009, 18:28
got more power..........

More than me yet?

dunno - need to upload the map but I'm about to go have a few beers so it will have to wait  :tongue:

f**k the beers man get uploading and take her out! Stage 2?

haven't been out in a couple of months so it can wait.  From what I gather it is a Stage 2 map based on my original file  :undecided:

Fair one have a good'un :afro: no posting when your drunk, we all know what leads to *Shady*

I think that's what they did to mine. You will see it hold the boost a lot better. It doesn't fall off boost at 2.6k like stage one.

map uploaded......got to drop the missus into town then head in myself  :evil:

when you say drop off what do you mean?  Mine peaks at 27PSI and then holds 23PSI to the redline at the moment......

Sweet let us know how if goes.

It just keeps pulling to about 3.5....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: JonLeeper on 21 November 2009, 08:15
Well technically it was yesterday but;

I finally finished the doors on the project car.  The interiors have been cleaned and the drain holes checked.  I fitted a new plastic liner and then manufactured a thin fibre-board door card.  Now it looks clean and smart and no-one can catch any body part in the exposed metal.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mr_Orange on 21 November 2009, 14:58
Replaced spark plugs with some nice new NGK Platinum PFR6Qs   :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Horney on 21 November 2009, 15:03
Sold the 17's it's been sat on since the COrrado went and put it back on the wet weather 15's. Looks much better. Just need to get 4 tyres ordered and fitted and I can start using it on nice days again.

Nick
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: northeast_gti-t on 21 November 2009, 22:48
cut a little bit more from the gearstick and now happy with my short gearstick and went out in the sh!t weather and gave it a good wash  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: babyvw on 22 November 2009, 13:34
fitted new battery just now swar at it a few times as alarm went off soon as i refitted it then got soaking wet as it started to rain!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: weazgti on 22 November 2009, 15:16
canged water flange in the rain and stood there for ages getting the airlock out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Egbutt Wash on 22 November 2009, 18:27
Washed it yesterday.
Looks like new.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: JC on 22 November 2009, 18:28
Gained one for my collection, Even if only for a week. :evil:

 Next house must have a longer drive or access to park in the back garden  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Guy on 22 November 2009, 18:54
Gained one for my collection, Even if only for a week. :evil:

 Next house must have a longer drive or access to park in the back garden  :laugh:

lost one of my collection... if only for a week!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: mumbles on 22 November 2009, 20:00
started it up and heater blower aint blowing! haha! checked fuse and looks good, did a search and boney bradley had a similar problem so ordered new resistor... hopefully be here soon and hopefully sort it  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Guy on 22 November 2009, 20:02
started it up and heater blower aint blowing! haha! checked fuse and looks good, did a search and boney bradley had a similar problem so ordered new resistor... hopefully be here soon and hopefully sort it  :smiley:

yeah.. i had similar problems... with mine too.. least of me worries at the moment!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: patty on 23 November 2009, 11:27
fitted my new sebring back box........(well yesterday really)

i was going to fit my rear mudflaps today..........but its pi**ing down,
and i got wet enough fitting the exhaust !!!!

pat.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: patty on 23 November 2009, 13:11
sod the rain...............fitted my mudflaps anyway :smiley:


pat
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Rhyso on 23 November 2009, 13:27
started breaking the gearbox  :sad: :angry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Jay on 23 November 2009, 13:38
Ordered the Glow Plug relay I need from http://www.veewservice.com/ thanks again Beavis  :wink:
They were cheaper for the Relay + VAT + P&P than GSF were for just the relay.


started breaking the gearbox  :sad: :angry: :cry: :cry:

What happened? :shocked:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Rhyso on 23 November 2009, 14:56
started breaking the gearbox  :sad: :angry: :cry: :cry:

What happened? :shocked:

its making a grinding / rattling / bag of nails sort of sound - initial diagnosis is its the input shaft on its way out  :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mr_Orange on 23 November 2009, 17:41
Replaced coil pack cylinder 1 (after very crappy running and fault codes 16684, 16685).

Also bought a 2nd pack, as a spare for the next one that goes!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Sam on 23 November 2009, 18:04
Made myself a new rad bracket...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Rhyso on 23 November 2009, 20:03
started breaking the gearbox  :sad: :angry: :cry: :cry:

What happened? :shocked:

its making a grinding / rattling / bag of nails sort of sound - initial diagnosis is its the input shaft on its way out  :cry: :cry:

fixed this - broke the exhaust instead  :lipsrsealed: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: gazpowells on 23 November 2009, 20:08
put my seats back in golf today  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: JC on 24 November 2009, 11:13
as I am sitting here for paint to dry - yes really  :laugh: I got thinking ( and i know, I posted in here loads.  :tongue: )

This thread is VERY large, yet there are two very similar but different sections with very little input in comparison.  :undecided:

aka

Dub Rides and Dub Projects.  :huh:

A lot of piccies and info will be getting lost in here on what you have all done to your cars and not posted in either of the two sections which people wont be able to view / gain from.  :cry: when searching/

Just a viewpoint.  :lipsrsealed:

Must dash, paints gone tacky  :cool:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: dub268 on 24 November 2009, 14:45
Fitted my black review mirror
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: luke on 24 November 2009, 15:19
Fitted my black review mirror
review mirror, sounds fun.
don't suppose anybody has a review on it  :laugh:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: dub268 on 24 November 2009, 18:16
Fitted my black review mirror
review mirror, sounds fun.
don't suppose anybody has a review on it  :laugh:
well i think my review is a good one  :grin:...o and my rear view mirror is fitted aswell  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: babyvw on 24 November 2009, 18:17
had a full service run sweet as a nut now!! oh and a chip fitted hehe
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Dan34 on 24 November 2009, 18:25
Picked up some winter wheels for it.

Dan
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: luke on 24 November 2009, 21:18
Fitted my black review mirror
review mirror, sounds fun.
don't suppose anybody has a review on it  :laugh:
well i think my review is a good one  :grin:...o and my rear view mirror is fitted aswell  :grin:
haha :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: JC on 24 November 2009, 21:35
Picked up some winter wheels for it.

Dan

is that incase you loose ya white ones in the snow  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Dan34 on 24 November 2009, 21:37
Picked up some winter wheels for it.

Dan

is that incase you loose ya white ones in the snow  :grin:

 :grin: my two front tyres are like slicks, so took a leaf out your book and bought 4 wheels with decent tyres on for £50  :cool:

Dan
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: JC on 24 November 2009, 21:38
i got issues now, 26 wheels  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Dan34 on 24 November 2009, 21:40
i got issues now, 26 wheels  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:

Certified wheel whore!  :grin: il have some ...

Dan
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Martz on 24 November 2009, 21:45
i got issues now, 26 wheels  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:

Want some 17" BMW mini cooper wheels Chuff? You know you want them, in stock and ready to collect! :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: JC on 24 November 2009, 21:47
how much, Discount obviously for buying in bulk  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: luke on 24 November 2009, 21:50
i got issues now, 26 wheels  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:
lol, yes please..
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Martz on 24 November 2009, 21:58
how much, Discount obviously for buying in bulk  :grin:

I will do a deal for you fella. I also have some odd BMW rims sitting around somewhere!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: mumbles on 26 November 2009, 18:10
well on sunday got in my car and my heater didn't blow at all, no matter what setting, so ordered new resistor and waited for it to arrive. just get a text to say the part has arrived, go to drive home, start the car and blower kicks into life again!!! so not gonna bother changing part unless it happens again. so i fixed my heater by doing nothing...  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: T_J_G on 26 November 2009, 18:11
I paid for an item tht should be here in a week or two and tried to sus out why my engine management light is on since last night. Need to borrow my mates VAGCOM.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mr_Orange on 26 November 2009, 18:31
I got home to find my brake lights don't work!  Good job I found out now and ordered a new pedal switch before someone ploughed into the back of me!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: antogoof on 26 November 2009, 19:23
took it and kicked its arse on the a640. 112mph is my best so far! :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: dannydubs on 26 November 2009, 19:42
fitted a complete set of leather interia into my mk2 which i got as a BARGAIN

(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt271/d4nnydubs/P261109_1427.jpg)

 :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mew on 26 November 2009, 19:45
fitted a complete set of leather interia into my mk2 which i got as a BARGAIN

(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt271/d4nnydubs/P261109_1427.jpg)

 :smiley: :smiley:

I hate you :tongue: Is it as good as it looked in the for sale ad?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: dannydubs on 26 November 2009, 21:45
if you mean on dco then year mate i cant fault it,it is minnnnnnnnnnnnnn :grin:nttttttttt
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: shepgti on 26 November 2009, 21:57
good price for a full interior  :wink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Golf R on 27 November 2009, 00:24
Sat in it wondering if I should change it for a secondhand RS6 or a Jag XJR.  Imagined how often I'd use the spurt of straight line speed and recalled the misery of filling stations with my old XJR (16mpg).  Decided I love my car.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: RandomJord on 27 November 2009, 00:49
Punched it for not starting then toyed with the idea of selling it
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 27 November 2009, 00:59
It stopped raining today so i washed it.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Martz on 27 November 2009, 01:54
Punched it for not starting then toyed with the idea of selling it
:shocked:

I know that feeling mate. lol

Pondering, should I shell out or should I walk.........................



Easy, get the fecker fixed! De damn ting!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: AlanD on 27 November 2009, 11:32
Cleaned off all the dirty and filthy rain marks that had started to form. There was also some sort of organic moss begining to form on the inside windows, got that all off and gave her a good airing.

:( Dark days, she looks so sad just sitting there :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: T_J_G on 27 November 2009, 11:49
Shouldn't have been a plonker then :P
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: AlanD on 27 November 2009, 11:52
We have gone past the abuse / piss taking stage now Tim. We have moved onto the sympathy stage now as its bloody cold outside :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: T_J_G on 27 November 2009, 11:57
We have gone past the abuse / piss taking stage now Tim. We have moved onto the sympathy stage now as its bloody cold outside :D

I don't think I've given you enough abuse yet :P
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mr_Orange on 27 November 2009, 12:03
Cleaned off all the dirty and filthy rain marks that had started to form. There was also some sort of organic moss begining to form on the inside windows, got that all off and gave her a good airing.

:( Dark days, she looks so sad just sitting there :(

"Organic moss" sounds like something from a sci-fi movie!  :shocked:  Perhaps put a couple of those de-humidifier things under the seats save it going manky inside?   http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5-x-Interior-Dehumidifier-Stop-Damp-Mildew-Condensation_W0QQitemZ250536563721QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Home_Garden_Hearing_Cooling_Air?hash=item3a55249409
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Post by: AlanD on 27 November 2009, 12:06
Was going to do that.

A mate of mine works for BT and has a load of them they put in the junction boxes to stop it happening. He is just taking FOREVER to get back to me with them :rolleyes:

It was a sort of white and green moss thing lol, looked rank. To be fair I haven't even opened the doors on her in about 3 weeks so she was due a good airing and bit of a clean.
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Post by: Neo Badness on 27 November 2009, 12:47


A mate of mine works for BT and has a load of them they put in the junction boxes to stop it happening. He is just taking FOREVER to get back to me with them :rolleyes:


That's BT engineers for you  :grin:
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Post by: Organisys on 27 November 2009, 12:51
Insured Mine!
 :smiley:
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Post by: lenny84 on 27 November 2009, 17:55
made the mistake today of researching the MOT history of my new project car ('91 gti 8v)
as the last owner didn't supply the MOT advisory list!

Wondering if anyone can beat 12 items on the ticket!!

looks like i'll be busy this winter  :undecided:
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Post by: MrBounce on 28 November 2009, 10:35
Have finally got round to resetting the service message on the clocks...  :cool:
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Post by: Jay on 28 November 2009, 15:35
Nawt, waiting for a part  :cry:
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Post by: JC on 28 November 2009, 15:39
drove someone elses :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: weazgti on 28 November 2009, 16:23
started doing door seal, and then it started raining.
at least i could see how the carpet got so wet.
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 28 November 2009, 16:53
made the mistake today of researching the MOT history of my new project car ('91 gti 8v)
as the last owner didn't supply the MOT advisory list!

Wondering if anyone can beat 12 items on the ticket!!

looks like i'll be busy this winter  :undecided:

how do you do this? mot tester?
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Post by: Horney on 28 November 2009, 16:55
made the mistake today of researching the MOT history of my new project car ('91 gti 8v)
as the last owner didn't supply the MOT advisory list!

Wondering if anyone can beat 12 items on the ticket!!

looks like i'll be busy this winter  :undecided:

how do you do this? mot tester?

Online, can't remember the adress but you need the number of the latest MOT cert.

nick
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Post by: shepgti on 28 November 2009, 16:57
made the mistake today of researching the MOT history of my new project car ('91 gti 8v)
as the last owner didn't supply the MOT advisory list!

Wondering if anyone can beat 12 items on the ticket!!

looks like i'll be busy this winter  :undecided:

how do you do this? mot tester?

Online, can't remember the adress but you need the number of the latest MOT cert.

nick

vosa website-- http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/html/home.html
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 28 November 2009, 17:00
this could be interesting, my corrado came with a fresh mot and no advisories. i know quite a few things should have been advised on so its either gonna have a page of advisories or a dodgy mot  :laugh:
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Post by: martin_jg on 28 November 2009, 17:09
a nice productive day on my "was standard" tdi:
had my drivers window regulator replaced by garage for free
new debadged front grill
debadged boot
removed mud flaps
gave it a dam good clean and polish
booked it in for tints
sourced some rs4 19's

 :smiley: and ive only had her a week today :cool:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 28 November 2009, 20:09
washed and hoovered it out and went to breakers for a passenger side aero wiper arm got one fire damaged so have rubbed both down and painted satin black and picked up my correct aero wipers from vw just got to get them fitted now  :laugh:
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Post by: TJJONESVDUB on 29 November 2009, 00:13
Taken all my alloys off, cleaned them right up, ready to fit my sexy but o so common (but i love them ) rs6 alloys tomorrow :)
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Post by: lenny84 on 29 November 2009, 09:55
this could be interesting, my corrado came with a fresh mot and no advisories. i know quite a few things should have been advised on so its either gonna have a page of advisories or a dodgy mot  :laugh:

there should be a section on your MOT that says if any advises were issued. that was the only clue i got. if it was a fresh MOT i wouldn't rule out a friendly examiner for your last seller for a clean bill of health!  :wink:
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 29 November 2009, 10:45
well i looked it up and it had 2 tests in one day. failed the first and passed the 2nd, but the fail items blatantly werent done! well at least i have a number for a dodgy mot'er now  :laugh:
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Post by: hyland770 on 29 November 2009, 15:22
took of my cone filter, put my airbox back on with a cold air feed going from the bumper into it, gained a few lot horses plus cold starts are much better!!!  :smiley:
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Post by: popleyruss on 29 November 2009, 15:37
Fitted ne plugs and leads was a ba#@ard as haven't got the right tool for the leads to go on the plugs and its still not running right
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 29 November 2009, 16:22
well fitted my newly painted aero wiper arms and blades,a newly painted front grille and a new jom rear shock all in the p!$$ing rain
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Post by: Chris-White on 29 November 2009, 17:33
got my new one home (on an AA lorry) and discovered my wiring loom has been modified by a stevie wonder / ape cross breed  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 29 November 2009, 20:21
I got home to find my brake lights don't work!  Good job I found out now and ordered a new pedal switch before someone ploughed into the back of me!

Fitted the new brake light switch over the weekend. 

Removing the trim panels is a fine art and some plonker before me had already damaged most of the screw fittings   :angry: 
Wasn't much fun working under there (a pain to see / get to) but got it fitted in the end.  Old black 4 pin switch replaced by massive green 4 pin switch that barely went in.  All good now!

Old one: 1J0945511B
New one: 1C0945511A
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Post by: JC on 29 November 2009, 20:24
got my new one home (on an AA lorry) and discovered my wiring loom has been modified by a stevie wonder / ape cross breed  :rolleyes:

(http://www.vwcaddyforum.com/images/smilies/worthless.gif)
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Post by: Guy on 30 November 2009, 11:28
yesterday troublestarter popped down to oxford to remedy some interesting wiring which was causing the leak into the cabin... this has now been sealed by the lovely chuff who looked after the cabby in my absence for a week - a big thank you to chuff for doing this  :kiss:

today I declared the car SORN for the winter... its such a shame as on the drive home last night it was superb!
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Post by: JC on 30 November 2009, 11:57
started looking for the next one  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: popleyruss on 30 November 2009, 12:58
Almost sold my vr when sumone waved 2k in my face haha but had the mrs make me see sense when she said I won't a cleaner one for the money I paid for it plus I do like the car a lot haha

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Post by: mumbles on 30 November 2009, 18:33
first day of this winter to have to clear ice off the windscreen  :rolleyes: here comes the cold!!
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Post by: JC on 30 November 2009, 20:55
oil n filter change and a good check over  :cool:
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Post by: TJJONESVDUB on 01 December 2009, 01:34
become really angry with it, if i had the strength to pick it up and throw it i would of lol firstly it fell of the jack how this happened i really dont know, caved in all my sil  :embarassed: and then i realised my digi display is now reading a constant 200.00mpg and 99.9mpg ( i really wish) and i dont know how to make it work proply again..tried resetting etc total fail today lol o and i put a new filter on lol yay
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Post by: Neo Badness on 01 December 2009, 12:12
become really angry with it, if i had the strength to pick it up and throw it i would of lol firstly it fell of the jack how this happened i really dont know, caved in all my sil  :embarassed: and then i realised my digi display is now reading a constant 200.00mpg and 99.9mpg ( i really wish) and i dont know how to make it work proply again..tried resetting etc total fail today lol o and i put a new filter on lol yay
sounds like a leak in the vaccum hose...
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Post by: hyland770 on 01 December 2009, 15:33
took out old head unit, realised no one sells an adapter for the new one, ordered the right adapter now waiting for it to turn up so i can play my tunes!
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Post by: tobz. on 01 December 2009, 16:04
Had it mot'd, straight through and not even an advisory sheet :)
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Post by: lenny84 on 01 December 2009, 21:14
lucky you tobz, still pricing up all my advises from my new acqusition, still car was only £190!!

pics will be up when i get camera sorted in time for full engine strip.
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Post by: popleyruss on 02 December 2009, 09:23
Put my winter wheels and my pepperpots in the car as thr mrs is gonna kill me if I use the flat as a shed again haha
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Post by: T_J_G on 02 December 2009, 09:38
Bought some new rear discs and pads and some spark plugs..
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Post by: Mew on 02 December 2009, 15:47
I do believe i have fixed it :smiley:
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 02 December 2009, 16:04
primered the engine bay, feeling a little high. good times!
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 02 December 2009, 16:05
I do believe i have fixed it :smiley:

which one?  :laugh:
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Post by: Horney on 02 December 2009, 16:20
Aquired some plexiglass windows :-)
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Post by: Mew on 02 December 2009, 17:08
I do believe i have fixed it :smiley:

which one?  :laugh:

Ha, the one that "works" the most
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Post by: dubman85 on 02 December 2009, 17:18
ive almost got my engine out! ready for a new one whatever i decide on, any ideas?
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Post by: rclifton4 on 02 December 2009, 18:08
taxed, insured, washed, hoovered, polished...........oh and petrol haha

Very pricey day but a years worry free now
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Post by: Sam on 02 December 2009, 19:42
Replaced by two front spax rsx coilovers... can you beleive the the ones i took off had been on for ten years!
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Post by: Mew on 02 December 2009, 19:44
Replaced by two front spax rsx coilovers... can you beleive the the ones i took off had been on for ten years!

yes
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Post by: weazgti on 02 December 2009, 20:09
Drove with a thermostat in got toasty heating now.
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Post by: the-rabster on 02 December 2009, 20:15
I changed my thermostat and headlight bulbs in the bitter cold!
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Post by: Jay on 02 December 2009, 22:54
Gave her the finger driving out of the car park this morning, again gave her the finger coming home.
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Post by: Martz on 02 December 2009, 23:30
Gave her the finger driving out of the car park this morning, again gave her the finger coming home.

It's not her fault Jay!  :kiss:




Collected the old gal from the garage and filled her up. Runs sweet and no noise from the fuel pump OR the wheel bearings. What a lovely runner I have now!  :smug:
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 03 December 2009, 00:25
Today i fitted my new winter wheels. :smiley:
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/zacstrummer/golf4-1.jpg)
Baz.
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 03 December 2009, 02:31
 :smiley:
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 03 December 2009, 12:14
i know you have edited it out but the ride height is spot on imo
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 03 December 2009, 13:34
Thanks, I agree but someone i know was telling me to lower it more but i have set the car up to handle well instead of looks. :smiley:
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Post by: Roverdose on 03 December 2009, 15:51
porting throttle body, running out of grinding bits!
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Post by: kells on 03 December 2009, 20:38
bought it a private plate  :cool:
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Post by: hyland770 on 04 December 2009, 13:40
finally fitted new headunit, no more driving in silence/listening to bits fall off!!!!
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Post by: DaveSurf on 04 December 2009, 16:41
Put it in the for sale section  :cry: as am after a new toy  :grin:
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Post by: babyvw on 04 December 2009, 18:01
cleaned her well actually i didnt i got the guys at work to do it for me!!  :laugh:
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Post by: Rhyso on 04 December 2009, 18:04
fixed the rattling exhaust by getting a new one  :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Jay on 04 December 2009, 20:15
Got a box of goodies when Beavis, it was like Christmas came early I tell thee :grin:

Thanks again bud :afro:
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Post by: T_J_G on 05 December 2009, 10:35
Got it even dirtier!
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Post by: Martz on 05 December 2009, 10:59
Got a box of goodies when Beavis, it was like Christmas came early I tell thee :grin:

Thanks again bud :afro:

Is it working then Jay?
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Post by: Sam on 05 December 2009, 11:05
Modified the emergency jack so that in an emergency it can actually be used
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Post by: Jay on 05 December 2009, 11:39
Got a box of goodies when Beavis, it was like Christmas came early I tell thee :grin:

Thanks again bud :afro:

Is it working then Jay?

It would be if I could get the f*ing cyl #1 glow plug back in square  :sad: Everything else ready to go on her (bar oil change).
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Post by: popleyruss on 05 December 2009, 21:04
Took the vr to the scrapyard to find one bit of plastic and ended up coming out with a 20v turbo agu engine box and hubs and gear linkage for my cuz all for 600 quid all ready for the polo to take haha 
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Post by: MrBounce on 06 December 2009, 13:44
Finally replaced the broken rear speaker grill in the door trim. And didn't get rained on!  :cool:
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Post by: babyvw on 06 December 2009, 14:17
finally fitted a panel k and n air filter and modified my air box all thanks to this great forum!!
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Post by: Horney on 06 December 2009, 17:26
Emptied all the water out of the rear footwells with a bucket and ran it up to temp.

Nick
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Post by: Martz on 06 December 2009, 17:48
Drove it hard.
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Post by: andybod on 06 December 2009, 21:50
removed the bl**dy heat shield that was rattling on the cat,welded the exhaust bracket that was also rattling removed and lubricated the noisy starter motor left the windows open whilst i went in and let it rain inside the car  :angry: shecked the brakes and put some air in the tyres that'll about do today
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Post by: kdiz on 08 December 2009, 14:02
removed the bl**dy heat shield that was rattling on the cat,welded the exhaust bracket that was also rattling removed and lubricated the noisy starter motor left the windows open whilst i went in and let it rain inside the car  :angry: shecked the brakes and put some air in the tyres that'll about do today

removed part of my heat shield the other day also as it rattling like mad at 2,500 rpm
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Post by: babyvw on 09 December 2009, 08:17
fitted new brake light blubs as  i been driving arouns without any opps!!
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Post by: Horney on 09 December 2009, 14:33
4 new tyres fitted and balanced. Nice!

Nick
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Post by: popleyruss on 10 December 2009, 05:35
Keep looking at all the parts building up and bookd the vr in at autobarn as its doing my nut
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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 10 December 2009, 09:26
Left it on the kerb on Redcliffe Way in Bristol as the chuffing barsteward died on me on my way to college.  Just trying to work out how the free recovery service with my bank account works.

Grrrrrrr  :angry:  :angry:  :cry:
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Post by: Khare on 10 December 2009, 10:19
Emptied all the water out of the rear footwells with a bucket and ran it up to temp.

Nick
Just any other mk2 in the mornings  :grin:
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Post by: beth on 10 December 2009, 15:25
washed and waxed! and put some new plugs in  :smiley:
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Post by: Mew on 10 December 2009, 16:30
Fixed the broken bits, broke the working bits :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: mumbles on 10 December 2009, 16:53
Fixed the broken bits, broke the working bits :lipsrsealed:

lol, want to wash mine but it's pitch black and rain hammering down.
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Post by: Mortimer Hill on 10 December 2009, 16:59
took mine for its MOT

passed!

 :grin:
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Post by: Sam on 10 December 2009, 23:56
KILLED IT :evil:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 11 December 2009, 10:25
Walked past it frozen solid in the carpark and got in a nice toasty skoda :undecided:
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Post by: Sam on 11 December 2009, 18:19
Looked at it frozen over and dead, then climbed into my big ass jeep and went to work
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Post by: weazgti on 11 December 2009, 21:59
Put on my knock sensor relieved from an audi in the scrapyard and gave somebody a working blue temp sensor in exchange for use of nice snap on timing light tomorow.
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Post by: dan_apps on 12 December 2009, 10:05
tried to start it after leaving it standing for 2 weeks.....I FAILED!
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Post by: JC on 12 December 2009, 10:06
shall be fitting the legal plates that just arrived  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: kdiz on 12 December 2009, 11:13
just fitted a rubber guard over my accelerator as not having one on it really annoyed me when its been raining, also replaced the plastic lock thingy as it was snapped somehow by the previous owner
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Post by: mark-mk3gti on 12 December 2009, 11:18
just had a rear caliper fitted as it was leaking so bad, i had no brakes,  :shocked:  and had to drive home, double   :shocked: :shocked:
its 11.15 and already im 120 lighter,  plus i bought a master cylinder incase as use car for work everyday, so if anyone want one, i'm listing now, for what i paid, 25 inc postage
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Post by: Ninja on 12 December 2009, 17:10
Got a new cambelt/tensioner installed!
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 13 December 2009, 00:46
gave it a good wash as it was filthy  :angry: how i hate this time of year!!!! :sad:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 13 December 2009, 09:56
Washed it to bits then washed it again to get the areas I missed.  Started to clean the alloys then realised what a sad state they are in.  Spring refurb me thinks!

Drove 20 miles yesterday got home, looked at the state of it.  Walked away.

Might try and adjust the drivers door again today now that I've got the right multi-spline bits!
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Post by: Guy on 13 December 2009, 17:18
mk3

fitted new cambelt
PAS belt
fan belt
dizzy cap and rotor arm
side flange
thermostat
coolant flush

BIG thank you to rubjonny who basically did it all but is teaching me little by little :afro:

and NO thanks to GSF who decided they should give me the wrong parts AGAIN  :angry:
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Post by: JC on 13 December 2009, 17:20
sounds good guy :afro: , and heres me been bored and drinking all avo  :grin:

goood old GSF.  you need to try eurocarparts  :laugh:
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Post by: Guy on 13 December 2009, 17:27
sounds good guy :afro: , and heres me been bored and drinking all avo  :grin:

goood old GSF.  you need to try eurocarparts  :laugh:

rubjonny has been a star today overcoming all sorts

not least the fact that GSF gave me the wrong cambelt and two fanbelts instead of a PAS belt.. and also gave me a tensioner that had a hole in it that was too big!

trouble with GSF is that it is near and cheap... but the old boy in there is such a grumpy fcuker I am not sure it is worth the trouble
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Post by: JC on 13 December 2009, 17:29
eurocarparts is in reading and the bitz i have had to use them for were still well priced  :wink:

Time to sell the 3 now then  :shocked: :lipsrsealed: :tongue:
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Post by: bobbarley on 13 December 2009, 17:31
Fitted my rear ARB this weekend  :smiley:
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Post by: Guy on 14 December 2009, 10:34
eurocarparts is in reading and the bitz i have had to use them for were still well priced  :wink:

Time to sell the 3 now then 
:shocked: :lipsrsealed: :tongue:

whyyy? i did this work so i could keep it on the road for another year!  :laugh:
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Post by: hyland770 on 15 December 2009, 14:42
gave it a damn good clean, now when i drive im finding im aiming for the driest bit of the road to try and stop it gettin dirty as quick!
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Post by: Adam on 15 December 2009, 14:43
gave it a damn good clean, now when i drive im finding im aiming for the driest bit of the road to try and stop it gettin dirty as quick!

There is no point of cleaning your car in this weather. :(
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Post by: JC on 15 December 2009, 14:47
gave it a damn good clean, now when i drive im finding im aiming for the driest bit of the road to try and stop it gettin dirty as quick!

There is no point of cleaning your car in this weather. :(

 :shocked: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Guy on 15 December 2009, 14:47
gave it a damn good clean, now when i drive im finding im aiming for the driest bit of the road to try and stop it gettin dirty as quick!

There is no point of cleaning your car in this weather. :(

 :rolleyes:
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Post by: Adam on 15 December 2009, 22:13
Oil change and had bad thoughts
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Post by: Asbo Sovfinger on 16 December 2009, 17:41
Heard back about the MOT...

Passed with no faults aside from a quick headlight realignment (strangely the rust hole in the sill was not a problem).  The trouble from last week may be crank sensor though, fingers crossed I can hold out on that one for a while.  Can anyone spell intermittent??  :rolleyes:

Asbo  :evil:
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Post by: mumbles on 16 December 2009, 18:34
adjusted my pas belt so that it stops screaming at me!   :rolleyes:
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Post by: gazpowells on 16 December 2009, 22:58
fitted new cam cover gasket today, hopfully stops leaking now  :smiley:
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Post by: Hoppum on 17 December 2009, 20:07
Replaced the temperature sensor.
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Post by: Martz on 17 December 2009, 20:54
Checked my front spoiler is scrapping so my snow plow is in place for the morning.
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Post by: Dan34 on 17 December 2009, 21:19
Broke down  :cry:

Dan
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Post by: JC on 17 December 2009, 21:21
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Post by: Dan34 on 17 December 2009, 21:24
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lol! il put some up tomorow possibly, its amazing how cold you can get waiting in a mk2 for 2hours with NO heater lol.

Dan
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Post by: Martz on 17 December 2009, 21:25
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lol! il put some up tomorow possibly, its amazing how cold you can get waiting in a mk2 for 2hours with NO heater lol.

Dan

It at that point you realise that it is ok because it could be worse. How embarresed would you be in a MK3?
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Post by: JC on 17 December 2009, 21:27
 :grin:
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Post by: Jay on 17 December 2009, 21:28
That is true Martz. Broke down MK2 > broke down MK3. :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Dan34 on 17 December 2009, 21:29
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/worths.gif)

lol! il put some up tomorow possibly, its amazing how cold you can get waiting in a mk2 for 2hours with NO heater lol.

Dan

It at that point you realise that it is ok because it could be worse. How embarresed would you be in a MK3?

lol, well im meant to be selling the mk2 next week for a mk3  :lipsrsealed: what am i on........

Dan
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Post by: JC on 17 December 2009, 21:33
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/worths.gif)

lol! il put some up tomorow possibly, its amazing how cold you can get waiting in a mk2 for 2hours with NO heater lol.

Dan

It at that point you realise that it is ok because it could be worse. How embarresed would you be in a MK3?


recovery takes longer too

(http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/images/blue-marlin-pic1.jpg)

 :laugh:
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lol! il put some up tomorow possibly, its amazing how cold you can get waiting in a mk2 for 2hours with NO heater lol.

Dan

It at that point you realise that it is ok because it could be worse. How embarresed would you be in a MK3?

lol, well im meant to be selling the mk2 next week for a mk3  :lipsrsealed: what am i on........

Dan


and thats why she broke down  :wink:
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Post by: Dan34 on 17 December 2009, 21:35
indeed the amount of money i have put into it to get it up for sale and this happens, lovely  :grin:

ahh well see the mk2 section for mroe details lol

Dan
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Post by: T_J_G on 17 December 2009, 21:48
That is true Martz. Broke down MK2 > working MK3. :grin:

Fixed for you Jay.
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Post by: Dan34 on 17 December 2009, 21:56
That is true Martz. Broke down MK2 > working powerhouse MK3. :grin:

Fixed for you Jay.

Ive gone one better  :grin: :grin: :grin:

Dan
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Sam on 18 December 2009, 00:13
Mk3s are gay, even though my 2 is shagged
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Post by: Dan34 on 18 December 2009, 00:22
Mk3s are gay, even though my 2 is shagged

We both have fecked cars! lets make a club.

Dan
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Post by: popleyruss on 18 December 2009, 14:08
Got almost to autobarn to drop my car off with roy had trouble getting in the thing then slid down a hill after trying so many times to get up it haha
Then bounced off the mud bank 3 times then gave up and left it at a kind old ladys house and dropd my keys off instead
Fingers crossd I haven't got any damage I was too annoyd to even look
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Post by: rocketron on 18 December 2009, 14:18
fitted my new rimmage and new rear lights. started sorting a dent in the rear and also fitted my drive n play. need to wash it real bad though.  :grin:
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Post by: Jay on 18 December 2009, 14:50
Mk3s are gay, even though my 2 is shagged

We both have fecked cars! lets make a club.

Dan

Well there's 3 of us in the club then  :grin:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 18 December 2009, 14:50
Tested the traction control and ABS.

Fitted new washer nozzles (6E0955985B) and popped a VW hazard triangle into the boot  :lipsrsealed:

Sat in it for 3hrs appreciating the scenery, while stuck on the M2.  If I'd got to work in the usual 20mins I'd have missed Terry Wogan's last radio show.  Good ol' Wogan.
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Post by: madgti on 18 December 2009, 16:11
scraped the ice off it lol
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Post by: MrBounce on 19 December 2009, 16:39
scraped the ice off it lol

Removed 4 inches of snow from it, then after getting it up to temperature realised that driving into town was a futile measure as the queue was past my road (1 1/2 miles!) so I left it on the drive and walked!!  :grin:
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Post by: Mew on 20 December 2009, 10:20
Tried to get in it: locks frozen
i then managed to unlock the boot and reach through to back door and open it. After starting and trying to reverse off the drive it became apparent that the handbrake was frozen on. The combo of this and a frozen driveway that points slightly uphill meant i was going nowhere.

To top it all off, when pushing the (stiff) front door of the house after i had given up, my feet gave way on the icy front path and i ended up on my arse  :rolleyes:

so the result is i got cold and i'm not going to get my abf bits today. Might aswell have stayed in bed!
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Post by: JC on 20 December 2009, 10:24
i shouldnt, but i did.  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 20 December 2009, 10:27
tightened the handbrake cables for some icy fun
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mew on 20 December 2009, 10:52
i shouldnt, but i did.  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

I didn't, but i'm sure it would have been amusing for anyone watching
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Post by: Andy-H on 20 December 2009, 11:54
As you can see..............................feck all!!!!  :angry:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture339.jpg)
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Post by: Horney on 20 December 2009, 13:16
Collected and paid for a bucket seat for it. £67, result.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2485/4199372459_78274fa1ce.jpg)

Nick
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Post by: MrBounce on 20 December 2009, 16:06
Made it extremely dirty after a coastbound drive. And almost slid it into the house. Twice...  :laugh:
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Post by: Chris-White on 20 December 2009, 16:41
Sold one of them.

Got the other one running for the first time in 3 weeks. 
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Post by: col on 20 December 2009, 17:00
drove to tesco for 3 crates drove back  :grin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Mew on 20 December 2009, 18:10
Sold one of them.

Got the other one running for the first time in 3 weeks. 


Wo wo wo, does this mean that you're now S2less?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: Chris-White on 20 December 2009, 22:27
Sold one of them.

Got the other one running for the first time in 3 weeks. 


Wo wo wo, does this mean that you're now S2less?

Yep  :cry:
Shares in Esso just dropped.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Golf today?
Post by: hyland770 on 20 December 2009, 23:32
i perfected the handbrake turn/drift in ice on my front drive woop woop  :cool:
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Post by: Alec on 21 December 2009, 14:45
Looked at it, cursed a bit then put it on charge. Gonna drain some water out of it and stick some much needed anti-freeze in it.
Lets hope its not too late! Not used it for a while
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Post by: luke on 21 December 2009, 15:00
it's not been driven for a few weeks so quickly started it up, 2nd time  :shocked:, then pulled it off the drive forgetting there was some ice on the path and about put it into next doors 4x4, luckily my brakes are good, not, quickly reversed it back in before i crashed hah
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Post by: Alec on 21 December 2009, 17:48
Got it running, turn of the key, and for some reason it idled perfectly........ what goes on there! Its never idled right

Ah well haha good times. Now just gotta get the heater blowing hot air again because the interior is completely covered in ice....  :shocked:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 21 December 2009, 19:51
Re-adapted throttle body again as I didn't wait for it last time I undid the battery.

Cleaned up the contacts for the coolant level sensor.  Dash warning's been going off these cold mornings when I've parked on a slope   :undecided:  Contacts looked OK but I gave them a brush up, level has been constant since summer so not sure what that's all about.... ?

Scanned for codes like I do once in a while - nowt  :smiley:

Re-set clock  :grin:
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Post by: mowlamb on 22 December 2009, 14:26
Today I have been mostly de-badging the rear of my TDI. Just letting the polish dry then gunna buff it up and I'll then get some pics up. It looks so much better  :grin:.

Here's the pics:

Before
(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy80/mowlamb/PC210232.jpg)

After
(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy80/mowlamb/PC220240.jpg)

Now to get that Sharan badge!  :grin:
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Post by: VR6-Joe on 22 December 2009, 15:09
Took all red rear lights off

Fitted Mk3 VR6 rear lights

Took car for thrash

Rinsed off the snow that was left on it

Washed it

Now spraying the VR6 badge black
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Post by: Martz on 22 December 2009, 15:37
Moved it from round the corner. Parking has gotten sh!t where I live.................
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Post by: madgti on 22 December 2009, 15:47
Took all red rear lights off

Fitted Mk3 VR6 rear lights

Took car for thrash

Rinsed off the snow that was left on it

Washed it

Now spraying the VR6 badge black

whats the diff with vr6 lights then joe
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Post by: VR6-Joe on 22 December 2009, 16:09
They're smoked, the same as the GTI ones. Only said VR6 because they were removed from a VR6, but they're all the same lol
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Post by: madgti on 22 December 2009, 16:21
They're smoked, the same as the GTI ones. Only said VR6 because they were removed from a VR6, but they're all the same lol

lol fairplay mate
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 22 December 2009, 16:53
well hoovered it out gave it a good interior clean with poorboys removed passenger seat and fixed the connector wiring to the airbag and vag-comm'ed and lights out  :smiley: and then dropped the newly fitted coillies down :afro: loving it although the exterior is minging desperately want to get it washed  :cry:
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Post by: beth on 22 December 2009, 22:58
had my gti spoiler sprayed and fitted  :cool:, she's getting there slowly!
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Post by: Andy-H on 23 December 2009, 07:45
Feck all, it's still under a snow drift  :angry:
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Post by: AlanD on 23 December 2009, 12:01
Haven't started her up since all the snow and ice arrived and she is dead :(
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Post by: Jay on 23 December 2009, 13:41
Just a flat battery?
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Post by: mowlamb on 23 December 2009, 13:41
This...

(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy80/mowlamb/PC230241.jpg)

Only vinyl sticker but for £15 I think it does a job.
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Post by: AlanD on 23 December 2009, 13:44
Just a flat battery?

Well I think so.

I went to start her up as its been over a week since I have and all sorts of faults appeared on the screen (airbag fault, handbrake fault, pretty much every fault you can think off came up) and the LCD display was really weak and faint, lights were also really faint. Sounded like it was trying to start but just making a loud ticking noise, was getting 8v across the battery then 2 minutes or so later she just died on me and now nothing lights up and it wont even attempt to start so I'm guessing it is the battery. Also you can lock it via the fob but you cant unlock, you have to manually unlock the door. Going to try and jump start her later when the oldman gets back with the jumpleads as their in his boot.
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Post by: JC on 23 December 2009, 13:45
Haven't started her up since all the snow and ice arrived and she is dead :(

and to think she could have been in a nice dry garage  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Jay on 23 December 2009, 13:51
You need a good battery charger to keep it in good shape for the next 7 months :wink:

The one I got a few weeks ago is ace and it automatically switches to trickle/maintenance mode when the battery is fully charged.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_210939_langId_-1_categoryId_165629

Cat code: 181750-0
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Post by: AlanD on 23 December 2009, 13:59
I ummed and arrrrred about getting one of them but after todays fiasco I shall be getting one.
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Post by: Alec on 23 December 2009, 14:09
I got sick of my battery going flat every 5 minutes since the weather got pants, charger was the best thing I ever bought.
Failing that, take ur battery off and keep it somewhere warm...
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Post by: *tell* on 23 December 2009, 15:55
tryed to move the wagen yesterday but run out of electricity  :embarassed:
but used my halfords charger  :smiley:

(and cleaned the snow/ice off)
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Post by: tonyg on 23 December 2009, 18:06
lowered it today! And lots of handbrake induced drifting  :laugh: gotta love the snow!
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 24 December 2009, 02:23
I got sick of my battery going flat every 5 minutes since the weather got pants, charger was the best thing I ever bought.
Failing that, take ur battery off and keep it somewhere warm...
Buy a new battery? :smiley:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 24 December 2009, 15:02
finally been out and gave it a wash had to defrost the hose but feck it needs must had to be done and it started snowing but i worked through that just so as to get it clean  :cool:
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Post by: Andy-H on 24 December 2009, 16:23
Changed the colour of my 16v grill badge
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Post by: Alec on 24 December 2009, 21:01
I got sick of my battery going flat every 5 minutes since the weather got pants, charger was the best thing I ever bought.
Failing that, take ur battery off and keep it somewhere warm...
Buy a new battery? :smiley:

It has crossed my mind, but its either the alarm or stereo thats putting a massive drain on things, gonna try n figure it out when the weather gets a bit nicer. I dont use th car much anyway
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Post by: luke on 26 December 2009, 12:10
got some fake xenon blue headlight bulbs for xmas, fitted them, don't even make a difference lol
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Post by: gavL on 26 December 2009, 12:24
Got annoyed at it when the Imobiliser wouldn't disarm till I promised to refresh a load of wiring (I actually promised it to the car in front of a friend) then it just disarmed its self :)
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Post by: Chris-White on 26 December 2009, 18:22
changed it to small bumpers, fitted my dinky steering wheel, took it for a test drive and......


....cooked my clutch  :cool:
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Post by: AlanD on 28 December 2009, 14:21
Went all the way to Halfruads to by a battery charger and they have sold out of 2000cc chargers. FFS ! :angry:
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Post by: JC on 28 December 2009, 14:33
 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: reserve online FTW  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: AlanD on 28 December 2009, 14:38
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: reserve online FTW  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

They get delivery on Thursday so going down then to pick it up.

In the mean time I need to wash off all the dirty water marks that have formed on her, after lunch that is :D
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 28 December 2009, 19:34
washed and cleaned alloys and applied sealant and then had to fit some 5mm spacers as they have been rubbing on the adjuster rings hopefully sorted now
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Post by: Jay on 28 December 2009, 19:52
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: reserve online FTW  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

They get delivery on Thursday so going down then to pick it up.


Reserve on-line then phone them before you leave to make sure they actually have it, been caught out a few times with reserving on-line but the goods not being in store.
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Post by: T_J_G on 28 December 2009, 19:59
The car has sat on the driveway today. Going to VW to order some bits for it tomorrow and hopefully another goody.
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Post by: AlanD on 29 December 2009, 13:55
What you ordering Timmy booi?
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Post by: T_J_G on 29 December 2009, 18:09
What you ordering Timmy booi?

Some bolts from VW. ;) and possibly some new sounds.
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Post by: boxxer1973 on 29 December 2009, 18:11
Fitted 2 new topmounts only to discover the CV has gone aswell
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Post by: Neo Badness on 29 December 2009, 19:32
Cleared 6in of snow and ice off it, and started 2nd attempt having stood for about a month :cool:

Will be ordering a new waterpump belt and tensioner etc tomorrow.
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Post by: hyland770 on 29 December 2009, 20:56
Ordered top mounts and coilovers, waiting for push button start and mk4 knob and gaiter!
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Post by: JC on 30 December 2009, 12:57
spent an hour cleaning my soon to be refitted wheels  :grin:
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Post by: T_J_G on 30 December 2009, 13:26
Spent £50 at VW :lipsrsealed: there goes my fun fund :(
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Post by: Rhyso on 30 December 2009, 13:46
I didn't but the nice man at the local MOT centre passed my Golf

Another 12 months ticket - that's 4 straight MOT's now without work being needed  :smug:
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Post by: gazpowells on 30 December 2009, 15:11
Just finished fitting new cam cover gasket  :smiley: really hope it stops leaking now
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Post by: JC on 30 December 2009, 15:23
new tyres are on the cleaned rimmage, just need a break in the weather now  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Chris-White on 31 December 2009, 01:14
Looked at it, then took the family passat to work instead.

Then looked on pistonheads, for i have money burning holes in my pockets.
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Post by: martin_jg on 31 December 2009, 11:43
coilovers, top mounts, top bearings, mini aerial and hid's :)

now i just need to find some rims  :undecided:
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Post by: vdubbergti on 31 December 2009, 17:14
today i spent ages putting in an a new alternator with the help of my old man hehe, for a girl, i like to get ma hands dirty ...

Finally got in it and went to start my car and it wouldnt go, i was gutted, after checking all the wires and checking if it was charging my battery, we thot we had done everything,

checkd wires
tryed other places in the engine that would have an electric charge
checked the battery charge etc etc

After all that hassle the little black box that sits on the battery that some wires are attached to, the metal links, i took them off and i found the problem, they were croided, After all the hassle on a new battery, a new alternator and three different garages checking it, I sorted it..
I was So happy, so just to double check everything and make sure the rest of the engine is ok, i got a mechanic pal of mine round and it was all good..  :cool:

Now tho my standard golf radio aint working, how annoying  :cry:

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Post by: vdubbergti on 31 December 2009, 17:24
(http://file050a.bebo.com/1/original/2009/12/31/17/267821303a12039156745o.jpg)
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Post by: T_J_G on 31 December 2009, 17:59
I had the same problem, those metal bits are fuses!
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Post by: vdubbergti on 31 December 2009, 18:05
woops thanks lol

its a bloody nightmare
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Post by: hyland770 on 31 December 2009, 18:39
well what havent i done today!!

Coilovers on, and slammed (not too much just subtle and it looks hot as sh!t now!!)
Mk4 gear knob on, and made it really stubby with help from my hacksaw  :evil:
Push button start, i started then thought f**k it!! ill do it when its raining, right now i just wanna drive......
Tommorrow, detailing session for sure  :cool:
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Post by: Adam on 31 December 2009, 18:42
Took the damaged panels off.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 31 December 2009, 20:09
Fitted my new longer bolts to the front wheels and cut two new locking bolts to suit and got them fitted at the same time was hoping to fit my 20mm spacers to the rears but they haven't arrived yet  :angry:
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Post by: VW BUSH on 31 December 2009, 20:35
Made the signs flash on the Mad Mile  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 01 January 2010, 11:15
just been out and scraped 6 inches of sh!tty snow from the bonnet and windowscreen so as to remove and realign the passenger side aero wiper arm to sit better and fit the locking bolt covers that i modded
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Post by: Apps on 01 January 2010, 16:33
New year new start so enjoying the bright sunshine I washed clayed washed dried polished sealed waxed now truly ready for my roast beef dinner with all the trimings mmm yumm
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Post by: Deano2711 on 02 January 2010, 13:42
Just been out to remove the scuttle panels, pollen filter and wipers. Then had to break up the dirt and leaves that had turned solid and blocked up the drains in the wings. Then put it all back together again!!!!!  A couple of days ago went through the car wash and my feet went cold....soon realised water was gushing in from by the pedals all over my new mats!!!!!  Hardest bit of today was sneaking the missus's hair dryer outside to dry all the carpet in the footwell!!!!!      Cheers     Deano
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Post by: ace on 02 January 2010, 18:00
topped my screenwash  :shocked:
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Post by: vwjack on 02 January 2010, 18:25
took my air filter housing off to find chelm. so i cleaned it all out . the air filter had chelm on it to cleaned that to. then i realized  the cam cover breather was cracked. so i took it off. waiting for a new one. then i cleaned out my carb for sh!ts and gigs. seems to run better!
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Post by: T_J_G on 02 January 2010, 19:37
Fitted Spark Plugs
Fitted powder coated rocker cover
Fitted an oil catch can.
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Post by: Alec on 03 January 2010, 15:06
FINALLY going to brave the cold and fit the blue temp sensor thingy and hope that it sorts the cold idle out a bit
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Post by: hyland770 on 03 January 2010, 16:47
Cleaned polished and waxed the sides and bonnet but the wax froze to the roof so had to leave it on there!!
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Post by: Alec on 03 January 2010, 16:56
Fitted blue sensor, made things worse, swore at it and now want to sell it
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 05 January 2010, 13:36
topped up the screenwash and fitted my new 6months tax disc that turned up no spacers or bolts yet tho  :cry:
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Post by: johnson6672 on 05 January 2010, 20:47
Fitted some nice PIAA silicon wipers, £40 well spent!!!!
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Post by: DrewiD on 05 January 2010, 21:18
A few hand brake turns,,, OMG it was scarey, but keeps the adrenalin pumpin.{at my age thats a good thing, lets me kno im still alive}  :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 05 January 2010, 23:55
Ordered cambelt, tensioner and waterpump, direct from VW!!

Not in stock locally should be here in next few days... hopefully get my car in the garage in next few days
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Post by: JC on 06 January 2010, 16:19
Well I beached the passat - the snow is toooo deep for a lowered wagon  :lipsrsealed:

so the skoda went sledging , into a hedge  :grin:

then got a puncture

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/06012010016.jpg)

a tad of speed reduction

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/06012010015.jpg)

and is now tucked up ready for tomorrows adventures

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3285.jpg)
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Post by: joker6789 on 07 January 2010, 15:24
wiped the snow off the windscreen/windows. ran engine, checked for signs of HGF :sad: looks like ive been had again! god damn
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Post by: MrBounce on 07 January 2010, 15:38
Defrosted it  :grin:
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Post by: AlanD on 07 January 2010, 15:56
Just got in from putting back the battery after charing it in my dads BMW and removed my battery (as its also dead) and put it inside ready to charge sometime next week once all this snow f**ks off.

The BMW was a pig to remove (bolts that hold it in were as if someone had welded them on, SO hard to remove), the VWs was a millions time more accessible and easy to remove.
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Post by: dTEA on 07 January 2010, 16:49
Decided to let a random blonde young thing drive steer it, whilst i pushed it out of the parking space i was stranded in.  Never one to turn a lady down when they ask "do you need some help with that" :grin:
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Post by: JC on 07 January 2010, 16:54
found out that the hamdbrake has frozen on  :cry:
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Post by: mumbles on 07 January 2010, 16:55
haha! ^^ good show dTEA

booked mine in for MOT tomorrow.....  :undecided: hope it passes...
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Post by: Chris-White on 07 January 2010, 17:45
Drained coolant, replaced with 50/50 mix, because im not khare  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: patty on 07 January 2010, 22:46
found out that the hamdbrake has frozen on  :cry:

mine did that the other day, as did the missus's car  :cry:

pat
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Post by: MrBounce on 08 January 2010, 11:39
Got stuck trying to drive up my road, so turned round and drove down instead. Then went and ordered a new key.  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Mew on 08 January 2010, 12:26
Got it off the driveway at last! Didn't think about where i was going to park once off the driveway though, and i'm not to comfortable with where it is now. It's not in a dangerous place, but as the tw@t in the mk4 has just demonstrated, a lot of people around here are driving a bit too quick to come to a controlled stop :rolleyes:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 08 January 2010, 15:29
Another coil pack (just one oldie left now) and a new boost elbow pipe.   :tongue:
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Post by: vwlemon69 on 08 January 2010, 18:57
could,nt get to far in the bora so got the golf country out yesterday and went sledging,found it amusing as the only cars on the top of the hill were 4wd.
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Post by: mattyg127 on 09 January 2010, 04:15
i removed my front splitter with the help of some snow/ice  :laugh:
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Post by: Andy-H on 09 January 2010, 08:09
Had to take the GF's Polo GTi out to do the big shop yesterday as the Corrado refuses to move in any direction other than the way gravity and ice wants to take it  :angry:
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Post by: Larrychips on 10 January 2010, 14:53
Got a PowerFlow cat-back exhaust system fitted to my 97 black mk3 8v GTi yesterday from the nice people at RSR in Croydon. I would recommend them to anyone, they are very friendly and knowledgeable...good customer service...although a little pricey, but hey...you get what you pay for I guess.   I had a Supersprint manifold fitted a few months ago, and got them to do a flexible joint and a new sports cat...at the time I did not have the cash for the rest of the system, but now its all finally done.  While I was there, they discovered that a rear engine mount had broken...hence all the rattling and odd noises coming from the old system that Kwik-fit failed to fix (or even find!!) even though I took it back SEVEN times. Never use Kwik-Fit people...trust me!  That was replaced and the whole system works like a charm now!  I can feel the difference in power up past 3k revs, and she sounds a whole lot better...and exhaust rattles & rubbing are a thing of the past!  It works well with the K&N panel filter & airbox mod I've done...and I had her remapped a while ago too. 

Next, I plan do replace the cam with either a "fastroad" or Kent cam and of cause all the followers & springs.  I am busy doing some research on the topic...  I'd really like to have the head cleaned out and ported at the same time, as well as possibly replacing the cam belt and the injectors & fuel filter. A Kent Cam kit is around £280...but finding someone to fit it at a reasonable price is the problem.  I am fairly technical...and I think I have all the tools I need to do it myself, I just have not attempted even taking the head off myself...I fear I would make a hash of it and damage something.  Well...when I have the cash to spend, I'll look into it...for now I am going to enjoy the new exhaust, and the bliss of rattle/clonking/vibration free acceleration!

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Post by: Horney on 10 January 2010, 15:36
Tried digging it out of the close, gave up.

nick
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Post by: patty on 10 January 2010, 17:47
Tried digging it out of the close, gave up.

nick

i dont blame you nick. i had to go to basingstoke last week, although its only 18 miles from andover. it's like being on another planet.

i crashed the car loads of times.....and still didnt get to where i was going.........i turned back..

pat.
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Post by: mumbles on 10 January 2010, 20:46
my tug failed it's mot. emissions and offside lower front suspension ball joint. only just over the limit on emissions so going to take it for a good run and keep the revs nice and high before i take it around to get re-tested. i think the problem is it has just been in town for a couple of weeks and never really has a chance to warm up or rev high. might have to replace the cat it if it doesn't pass the re-test on wednesday after they replace the ball joint. fingers crossed though!
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Post by: Ninja on 10 January 2010, 22:07
Drove it  :smug:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 10 January 2010, 22:44
wahaaay finally managed to get it back on the drive since had to park on a main road all week cos of the snow around our estate and doesnt help when it beaches  :laugh: so me n my lass decided to clear the street of snow to be able to drive up :afro:
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Post by: mumbles on 12 January 2010, 20:15
replaced my heater resistor pack and now have a full working heater... which is usefull at this time of year  :shocked:  :grin:
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Post by: Andy-H on 13 January 2010, 18:14
Took it out in the snow and black ice, first time in ages (since the bad weather arrived) taking it to the garage to be left there for the MOT.









Need a large brandy now  :shocked: :shocked:
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Post by: Ninja on 14 January 2010, 00:28
Tracking  :smiley:
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Post by: mumbles on 14 January 2010, 00:36
new lower ball joint front nearside. ordered new cat....
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Post by: MrBounce on 15 January 2010, 10:39
Picked up my new key from the Stealers...  :rolleyes: :smiley:
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Post by: gavL on 15 January 2010, 10:42
Bought and fitted a new bulb  :grin:
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Post by: AlanD on 15 January 2010, 12:29
Bought and fitted a new bulb  :grin:

You might want to show Dan34 how to do that ;) :D :D
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Post by: Dan34 on 15 January 2010, 12:33
Bought and fitted a new bulb  :grin:

You might want to show Dan34 how to do that ;) :D :D

Shut it!!! i got some new bulbs through today might have a go at swearing fitting them later  :grin:
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Post by: Rhyso on 15 January 2010, 12:36
Beached it on the snow in the car park in work   :huh: :lipsrsealed: :laugh: :laugh:

A shovel and derv power soon broke it free though  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: mowlamb on 15 January 2010, 12:39
Oh dear, still no snow here :(

Today I removed the Aluminium effect vinyl I had put on my centre console. Looked alright when I first put it on but the more I looked at it the less I liked it lol.
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Post by: T_J_G on 15 January 2010, 12:42
washed it and did an interesting photoshop..
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Post by: laurenceyon on 15 January 2010, 13:22
Lost it on the icey roads at 20mph and stacked the offside wheel into a curb  :angry: I managed to get it repaired at Northampton tyres, they basically re-jigged the the wheel back into place; £90 .. Still doesn't feel right though...
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Post by: Andy-H on 15 January 2010, 14:39
13 months MOT  :laugh: :laugh:

and tax  :angry:
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Post by: JC on 15 January 2010, 14:40
Failed its mot  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
 :grin:

but one small thing, be fixed in a soon enough  :wink:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 16 January 2010, 22:39
Finally got my spacers for the rears so fitted those earlier along with longer bolts and locker and a wash in the morning  :smiley:
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Post by: mowlamb on 17 January 2010, 13:56
Gave it a wash, done all inside the doors and everything  :smug:

Can anyone recommend some good shampoo etc to get rid of the stubborn stuff? All I've got is Turtle Wax wash and wax. Will be buying some stuff from Waxamomo soon, wanted to wait till I had got the stuff but it really needed a clean.
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Post by: patty on 17 January 2010, 13:57
boot strut bonnet mod on my mk 3  :cool: :cool:


pat
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Post by: Dan34 on 17 January 2010, 15:25
Washed, clayed, polished and waxed it. Also fitted new dip and side light bulbs!
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 17 January 2010, 23:52
Failed it's MOT and got keyed by some complete c^nt the entire length of the body - DIE!!  :undecided: :cry: :angry:
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Post by: dub268 on 18 January 2010, 01:00
Oil and filter change :smiley:
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Post by: AlanD on 18 January 2010, 09:39
Not today but yesterday she got washed and cleaned inside and out. I managed to get a bit of snow stuck inside it when I changed the battery last week, was all steamed up with condensation so gave it a good wipe down and airing. All clean now. Its amazing how dirty she got from just sitting there.
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Post by: Rhyso on 18 January 2010, 09:43
Yesterday i washed it, replaced the gaskets on the rear lights and then cracked the windscreen  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: braderz on 18 January 2010, 10:52
fitted a new drivers door lol
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Post by: madgti on 18 January 2010, 11:01
Yesterday i washed it, replaced the gaskets on the rear lights and then cracked the windscreen  :laugh: :laugh:

where did you get the light gaskets dude . think one of mine is leaking
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Post by: Rhyso on 18 January 2010, 11:11
Yesterday i washed it, replaced the gaskets on the rear lights and then cracked the windscreen  :laugh: :laugh:

where did you get the light gaskets dude . think one of mine is leaking

Dealers - about £2 a side IIRC  :smiley:
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Post by: smiiithy on 18 January 2010, 11:33
Took it back to the garage for them to fault find and fix the very baldy leaking coolant since the clutch was replaced last week :rolleyes:
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Post by: madgti on 18 January 2010, 11:44
Yesterday i washed it, replaced the gaskets on the rear lights and then cracked the windscreen  :laugh: :laugh:

where did you get the light gaskets dude . think one of mine is leaking

Dealers - about £2 a side IIRC  :smiley:

nice one cheers fella
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Post by: mumbles on 18 January 2010, 16:37
new s/s cat from bm catalysts arrived so gonna get that on the car and put through mot... hopefully!  :smiley:
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Post by: luke on 18 January 2010, 16:43
booked mot for tomorrow morning.
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Post by: AlanD on 18 January 2010, 16:57
Battery is back in, SHES ALIVE ! SHES ALIIIIIIIVE! :D :D

Although battery is f**ked, dont know how long it will last so need a new one :(
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Post by: luke on 18 January 2010, 16:58
Battery is back in, SHES ALIVE ! SHES ALIIIIIIIVE! :D :D

Although battery is f**ked, dont know how long it will last so need a new one :(
lol  :grin:
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Post by: Dan34 on 18 January 2010, 16:59
Battery is back in, SHES ALIVE ! SHES ALIIIIIIIVE! :D :D

Although battery is f**ked, dont know how long it will last so need a new one :(

Yeah boyyyyyyy!  :grin: :cool:
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Post by: Komenda on 18 January 2010, 16:59
Battery is back in, SHES ALIVE ! SHES ALIIIIIIIVE! :D :D

Although battery is f**ked, dont know how long it will last so need a new one :(

I'd get someone to take it for a drive mate, stop the rubber deforming and get some air in the tyres. Also be able to see if the battery holds a charge now.
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Post by: AlanD on 18 January 2010, 17:07
Dads taking it out after work. Im going for a passenger ride, only going around the block. I've not been in her for 2 months now, Im just a bit excited lol
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 19 January 2010, 00:10
Cleaned throttle body, tightened up o/s rear wheel bearing and run VAGCOM... result - buggered ABS sensor! On the plus side ive picked another one up for a quid YAY!!
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Post by: luke on 19 January 2010, 11:34
failed mot on brake pipes
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Post by: patty on 19 January 2010, 13:17
stuck my golfgti.co.uk stickers on my windows  :smug:

pat
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 19 January 2010, 16:10
Left it in bits at the garage getting flywheel and clutch done.  Getting a new LUK DMF kit fitted and replacing drive-shaft oil seals (which have spilt their arse everywhere).
While he was doing all that I stripped down the starter and cleaned it up to (hopefully) stop cold start grinding noises.
On the train of shame to work again tomorrow!!!   :cry:
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Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 19 January 2010, 18:59
got a good condition genuine middle exhaust for the corrado today after searching for a good 6 months!

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Post by: madmk4 on 19 January 2010, 19:08
had it remapped at r tech 192 bhp had a boost issue ( leak ) :smiley: :smiley: forge 007p
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 20 January 2010, 18:13
Left it in bits at the garage getting flywheel and clutch done.  Getting a new LUK DMF kit fitted and replacing drive-shaft oil seals (which have spilt their arse everywhere).
While he was doing all that I stripped down the starter and cleaned it up to (hopefully) stop cold start grinding noises.
On the train of shame to work again tomorrow!!!   :cry:

All done.  All good (kinda), most of the vibration has gone and hope the new diff/oil seals do the trick.
Starter noise gone!   :wink:  Surprised rally as there wasn't much to look at, it all looked pretty clean inside.  The only thing I did notice was the drive gear that engages with the flywheel was pretty clogged up?
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Post by: martin-gti on 21 January 2010, 19:42
today i fitted my black vw badges, they look awesome!! :drool:
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Post by: Andy-H on 21 January 2010, 19:50
Hoovered it out  :smiley:
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Post by: Ant168 on 21 January 2010, 21:54
went on the rollers today and chuffed to bits 195bhp & 213 ft/lb of torque confirmed at R-tech!!  Big thanks to Topher for sorting out my boost leak too!!  If u're reading this...please send whatever you was meant to save to my usb to send to my email addy-cheers   :tongue:
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Post by: mumbles on 22 January 2010, 00:02
got my mk3 back from garage. new s/s cat fitted, passed emissions test no problem. So that's a new MOT for another 12 months! =) good times  :cool:
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Post by: Rhyso on 22 January 2010, 10:36
New windscreen fitted  :smiley:
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Post by: popleyruss on 22 January 2010, 12:27
Been up to the yard now think the running issue with my vr is a ignition switch or its a air leak great haha
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Post by: Horney on 22 January 2010, 13:46
Fitted my oil pressure gauge, whoop!

Nick
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Post by: Chris-White on 22 January 2010, 13:55
planned my trip to look at 2, possibly 3 tommorow!
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Post by: stuyhird on 22 January 2010, 14:58
Took the window film out, can see where im going now :laugh:
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 22 January 2010, 17:01
Swapped the o/s/r ABS sensor..... and the friggin dash light is still on!!!  :undecided:
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Post by: Larrychips on 23 January 2010, 01:38
Swapped the o/s/r ABS sensor..... and the friggin dash light is still on!!!  :undecided:

Did you reset the ECU fault codes?  Has to be reset before the light will go away me thinks..
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Post by: Khare on 23 January 2010, 01:49
Drove danny_p to the pub, then IOW ferry terminal. Discussed future plans with him  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: dub-addict on 23 January 2010, 08:34
Admired pictures of it today. I left home for a few months and am now away from my baby  :smiley:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 23 January 2010, 17:40
Oil & Filter change

Driver's door re-hung after sagging on hinges
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 23 January 2010, 19:53
Swapped the o/s/r ABS sensor..... and the friggin dash light is still on!!!  :undecided:

Did you reset the ECU fault codes?  Has to be reset before the light will go away me thinks..

Yeah did that, still the same. must be a dodgy sensor..bolloks!
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Post by: westfield on 23 January 2010, 20:11
Got it out of the garage, 1st time in 3 months and it started 2nd turn  :smiley: Now deciding whether to MOT or Break it  :sad:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 24 January 2010, 12:41
The sun's out so gave it a proper good wash down.  Got that nasty grit and crap all off!  Same again next weekend but with some heavy waxing.  Might even invest in a clay bar.

Stripped out the rear seats, shelf and trim to try and pin-down an annoying creak, to find that had solved it.  Slowly putting it all back together to find the culprit creaker!   :laugh:
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Post by: Andy-H on 24 January 2010, 12:45
Topped up the screenwash and checked the tyre pressures  :smiley:

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Post by: Horney on 24 January 2010, 15:11
Took it for half an hour and cained the crap out of it. I'm still grinning :grin:

Nick
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Post by: madgti on 24 January 2010, 15:28
plugs /leads , oil change
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Post by: Neo Badness on 24 January 2010, 15:53
Started it after it sitting the carpark for about 2 months, will need TLC ( truck loads of cash) most likely, but it was running and doesn't seem to have spat it's core plugs in the freeze :shocked:

Has a nocking sound underneath now but it's either exhaust, new shock or a binding rear caliper. Will find out when I get it in the garage...

But it started so it's a step in the right direction.
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Post by: VR6_ROB on 24 January 2010, 16:10
did a couple of brake pipes on the golf

then did a pair of ball joints on the audi
and put some repair bandage on the exhaust
stripped the rear brakes and greased them mot has ran out
hopefully should pass tomorrow
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Post by: Rhyso on 24 January 2010, 17:38
last two days I've mainly done the following

LED rear number plate lights
Fitted push fittings to the rear mats
Hoovered the interior
Wired up my auto dimming mirror
Installed some LED puddle lights
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Post by: Reasty on 24 January 2010, 18:32
Started it up and pulled her out the garage for the first time in 3 months,sulked abit but after I got her warmed up everything was sweeeet! then gave it a goood clean treated the leather then put her back in the garage  :grin: then realised the mot is due next month and it's only done 340 miles since theast one  :laugh:
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Post by: Khare on 24 January 2010, 18:36
cleaned out the washer jets, hoovered it, sorted the alignment on the full beam, tightened up the PAS belt and topped up fluids.
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Post by: luke on 24 January 2010, 18:42
looked on ebay, seen some nice mk2 alloys, bought them for my dads mk3, now he's thinking of doing a 2.0 16v engine swap
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Post by: dub268 on 24 January 2010, 19:05
Spent 2hrs trying to get rid of a woodpecker from behind my glove box  :grin: faulty recirc air flap motor so just removed led and now its gone  :grin: and sprayed some wd40 on door hinge squeak gone
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Post by: Neo Badness on 24 January 2010, 23:19
Abandonded it on my parents drive as the central locking kept unlocking then setting the alarm off. Will investigate when I'm less tired/ likely to smash it with a hammer....
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Post by: Martz on 24 January 2010, 23:30
Gave it a well deserved clean last night. Night time images -

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Martz/picsay-1264252713.jpg)
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Post by: DrewGTI on 25 January 2010, 00:53
i didn't do it but its had.....


45mm drop, oil change, coolant, brakes done, filters, all belts changed, PAS fluid!


more being done tomorrow!  :smiley:
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Post by: b1gdub on 25 January 2010, 19:43
Today the vr had its new alternator fitted along with a new set of spark plugs.

Also replaced the inlet manifold. Took forever to do but well worth it.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 26 January 2010, 21:07
took it for its mot and hoovered it out when i got home as they managed to mess inside up  :angry: ordered up some bits for the weekend job to  :laugh:
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Post by: JC on 26 January 2010, 21:09
took the passat on a trip to south wales.  :wink: shame it was a waste of time, but it was an afternoon out on full pay  :cool:
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Post by: gazpowells on 26 January 2010, 22:19
been trying to put golf on some ramps, but with no luck (she to low) need to try again tomorrow  :smiley:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 27 January 2010, 01:10
been trying to put golf on some ramps, but with no luck (she's too low) need to try again tomorrow  :smiley:

Builders planks, put them on top of the ramps and drive up.  Crude, but effective.
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Post by: gazpowells on 27 January 2010, 07:26
been trying to put golf on some ramps, but with no luck (she's too low) need to try again tomorrow  :smiley:

Builders planks, put them on top of the ramps and drive up.  Crude, but effective.

thanks mate  :smiley:  getting some boards today so will try that tonight
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Post by: Neo Badness on 27 January 2010, 12:27
been trying to put golf on some ramps, but with no luck (she's too low) need to try again tomorrow  :smiley:

Builders planks, put them on top of the ramps and drive up.  Crude, but effective.

thanks mate  :smiley:  getting some boards today so will try that tonight
Cool good luck, meant to say reinforce with breeze blocks or the like, best to take a belt and braces approach as a golf in the face can ruin your day.
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Post by: Sirminty on 27 January 2010, 16:12
Broke my hand trying to replace the lambda probe!!!!! :cry: Addmitted defeat now and the garage are gonna fit new one for 40 sheets :wink: why did i even bother trying  :undecided:
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Post by: JLCoad on 27 January 2010, 16:16
In the dealers, new cambelt and tensioner
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Post by: ace on 27 January 2010, 18:44
couple of days ago changed the wheels D90's off and my old rs4's on for now while new wheels get sorted  :wink:
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Post by: patty on 27 January 2010, 19:40
spent the last 3 days installing my new audio.

new headunit,  amp,  and 6x9's -only in my spare parcel shelf @the mo ,until i get a stealth shelf.

sounds good so far. :smiley:


pat
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Post by: dub268 on 27 January 2010, 20:23
Fitted my smoothed & dsg air box and fitted new pipercross filter :grin:
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Post by: beth on 27 January 2010, 20:38
Took mine for a MOT and passed with no advisories!!!  :smug:
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Post by: Chris-White on 27 January 2010, 20:43
Rolling roaded it for sh!ts and giggles.
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Post by: gazpowells on 27 January 2010, 20:44
Got Car up on ramps tonight, just need to get some welding done now   :smiley:
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Post by: T_J_G on 28 January 2010, 11:13
Broke it :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Mew on 28 January 2010, 15:27
Took it for it's mot. It failed.  :cry:

I now have a lower ball joint to replace, a brake bias valve to try and free up and a downpipe to replace. The downpipe is turning out to be a bit of a ball ache though...
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Post by: Rhyso on 28 January 2010, 15:28
Currently having two new rear tyres fitted - then I'll be Falken free  WHOOP! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: dannyd126 on 28 January 2010, 15:29
cleaned it lol  :grin:
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Post by: Chris-White on 28 January 2010, 18:08
Aquired a centre box for dub ver1

Drove dub ver2 to work, where  commence my hunt for bits for a cheeky summer engine build.
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 28 January 2010, 18:27
Splashed out on mk5 rear aero wiper and got new door pulls to rid the Alan Partridge "wood" ones.

Wiper Arm 6Q6955707C
Wiper Blade 6Q6955425A
Cover Cap 6Q6955435D

3dr Door Pulls (satin black colour)
Driver's side 3B2867172DA94 & 3B0867175A94
Passenger side 1J0867171AA94

Rear tow eye cover 1J0803663B41

Tidy
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Post by: JC on 28 January 2010, 19:27
Guys has been recovered - TWICE  :grin:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=142147.0
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Post by: topher on 28 January 2010, 19:44
Sold it and drove home in a passat :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 28 January 2010, 22:17
Sold it and drove home in a passat :lipsrsealed:
so the 'R's gone then chris  :cry: :cry: happy or not? mind you money would be handy tho  :grin:
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Post by: asik on 28 January 2010, 23:31
cleaned it lol  :grin:
i'd wish the temp here would be above zero... my car is so dirty that one would not know whether it's light green or grey xd

but getting back to the topic-
i've bought two new rear bearings :grin: [hope i used the correct eng word xd] and tanked the car full lol xd
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Post by: mumbles on 29 January 2010, 00:23
new indicator bulb... not usually worth a mention or very interesting but at 69 pence probably the cheapest part i've bought for it  :cool:  :wink:
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Post by: MrBounce on 29 January 2010, 10:52
Bought a years' worth of road tax - the first time in 16 1/2 years of driving I've been able to do this. £125  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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Post by: JC on 29 January 2010, 10:56
Sold it and drove home in a passat :lipsrsealed:


ooooo what passat  :undecided: the dwarfs, or another one  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: patty on 29 January 2010, 11:05
Bought a years' worth of road tax - the first time in 16 1/2 years of driving I've been able to do this. £125  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

£190 for mine !!!! :angry: :angry:


pat
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Post by: Andy-H on 30 January 2010, 17:01
Fitted a replacement drivers seat and also replaced a dodgy fuse holder in the alarm system  :smiley:
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Post by: VW BUSH on 30 January 2010, 17:08
sprayed my grill pikey style :grin: :grin:
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Post by: Chris-White on 30 January 2010, 17:39
Blew brake fluid into my face when my 'easibleed' kit exploded. Bad times.
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Post by: Mew on 30 January 2010, 20:05
Blew brake fluid into my face when my 'easibleed' kit exploded. Bad times.

I'm going to guess you went for a full 30 psi rather than letting the tyre down first?
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Post by: T_J_G on 30 January 2010, 21:10
Realised I need anew waterpump.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 30 January 2010, 22:34
got it washed and fitted my S3 lower strut brace  :smiley:
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Post by: Baylez8v on 30 January 2010, 23:06
looked at it and smiled :smiley:
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Post by: MrBounce on 31 January 2010, 10:56
Ordered some interior mats  :cool:
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Post by: whiter_than_white on 31 January 2010, 11:31
brushed more fcuking snow off it!!!!  :angry: :angry:
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Post by: luke on 31 January 2010, 11:55
drove to southampton and back to collect some bbs ra's, seen 3 astons, 1 bentley, about 20,000 mk4s, one of the astons got pulled over  :grin: also a saab 93 which was being driven like it was stolen, undertook us at about 120mph, probably was nicked..
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Post by: MrBounce on 31 January 2010, 18:55
drove to southampton and back to collect some bbs ra's, seen 3 astons, 1 bentley, about 20,000 mk4s, one of the astons got pulled over  :grin: also a saab 93 which was being driven like it was stolen, undertook us at about 120mph, probably was nicked..

Almost exactly the same thing happened to me yesterday, except it was a silver BMW 3-series and only doing about 90...  What a cnut  :angry:
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Post by: luke on 31 January 2010, 19:01
drove to southampton and back to collect some bbs ra's, seen 3 astons, 1 bentley, about 20,000 mk4s, one of the astons got pulled over  :grin: also a saab 93 which was being driven like it was stolen, undertook us at about 120mph, probably was nicked..

Almost exactly the same thing happened to me yesterday, except it was a silver BMW 3-series and only doing about 90...  What a cnut  :angry:
seen some polish driver in a hgv undertake highway patrol aswell  :grin:
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Post by: Rhyso on 31 January 2010, 19:01
put another 100 miles of dirt and sh!t on it and added another 100 miles towards the destruction of the front wheel bearings

Going to be an expensive month this one  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: AlanD on 01 February 2010, 11:22
Finally got my re conditioner in the post at the weekend so I've stuck her on charge and fingers crossed get to go out in her tonight with the old man for the first time in months !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/twior/IMG_0345.jpg)
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Post by: JC on 01 February 2010, 15:04
put another 100 miles of dirt and sh!t on it and added another 100 miles towards the destruction of the front wheel bearings

Going to be an expensive month this one  :lipsrsealed:

try 200, to Brum and back to pick up another B3 Wagon - thank fook me mate bought it or I would have  :grin: Its been a hard day at work  :laugh:
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Post by: naturn007 on 01 February 2010, 17:25
Put on these headlights, which I got for free.

(http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu265/naturn007/P010210_12530001.jpg)
(http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu265/naturn007/P010210_12020001.jpg)
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Post by: Dan34 on 01 February 2010, 17:26
oil/fuel filter and oil change.
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Post by: AlanD on 01 February 2010, 19:01
SHES ALIIIIIIIVE !!!

Just got back from a passenger drive with the old man. She hasnt moved in nearly a month and half so was good to see her all light up and running again. Didnt hear any funny sounds and she appears to be running nice and smooth so all good

:cool:
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Post by: dan_apps on 01 February 2010, 19:36

Just got back from a passenger drive with the old man.

tell the truth u had a sneaky drive didnt u! :grin:
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Post by: AlanD on 02 February 2010, 10:36
haha !

He stopped it on the road and I drove it about 6 feet up to the drive way :D

Was nice to use the pedals and find a biting point, even tho it was only a few yards up a drive.
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Post by: Khare on 02 February 2010, 10:41
Nice one Alan :afro:

I changed oil + filter and cyl head water flange and cam cover gasket on Sunday afternoon. Running smooth once again!  :cool:
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Post by: AlanD on 02 February 2010, 10:50
Was she running a bit rough?
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Post by: Khare on 02 February 2010, 10:52
Yeah, bit tappety on cold starts and bit rough overall but smooth once again! I love oil changes  :cool:
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Post by: Organisys on 02 February 2010, 12:41
Taxed mine again, even though it's been sat in the Garage for months.
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Post by: Rhyso on 02 February 2010, 12:45
haha !

He stopped it on the road and I drove it about 6 feet up to the drive way :D

Was nice to use the pedals and find a biting point, even tho it was only a few yards up a drive.

O.M.G.








I'm sooo going to shop you to the polis  :evil:  You criminal you!!






Mikester - where are you??  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: AlanD on 02 February 2010, 12:46
Private land init :D :D
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Post by: Rhyso on 02 February 2010, 12:50
Private land init :D :D

way i read it you drove FROM the road onto your driveway

Pavement before your driveway?? That's a public path innit  :tongue:
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Post by: AlanD on 02 February 2010, 12:55
I live in my own kingdom and own everything around my house . . . .
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Post by: Rhyso on 02 February 2010, 12:58
I live in my own kingdom and own everything around my house . . . .

 :lipsrsealed: :tongue:
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Post by: luke on 02 February 2010, 15:47
Private land init :D :D

way i read it you drove FROM the road onto your driveway

Pavement before your driveway?? That's a public path innit  :tongue:
i've drove on the path before pulling the golf out, if i want to drive it i pull it out the garage onto the car park at night or weekends and have some fun there..
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Post by: T_J_G on 02 February 2010, 17:06
Left it on the drive feeling sorry for itself. Silly thing.
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Post by: Mew on 02 February 2010, 22:06

i've drove on the path before pulling the golf out, if i want to drive it i pull it out the garage onto the car park at night or weekends and have some fun there..

Oooh you rebel.....
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Post by: Dan34 on 02 February 2010, 22:07

i've drove on the path before pulling the golf out, if i want to drive it i pull it out the garage onto the car park at night or weekends and have some fun there..

Oooh you rebel.....

haha!  :grin:
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Post by: Khare on 02 February 2010, 22:11
 :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by: luke on 03 February 2010, 09:29

i've drove on the path before pulling the golf out, if i want to drive it i pull it out the garage onto the car park at night or weekends and have some fun there..

Oooh you rebel.....

haha!  :grin:
isn't it just, I felt like a big boy  :wink:
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Post by: mumbles on 03 February 2010, 17:28
had four wheel laser alignment done. cost more than i was expecting, comming in at £76.98!  :angry:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 03 February 2010, 21:37
Purchased a pile of new parts:- Heater Matrix, door membranes NOS, Number plates ( have to recommend no1showplates), alternator adjusment bolt, striker pins, steering wheel few other bits and bobs. Will be fitting at the weekend.
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Post by: beth on 03 February 2010, 23:10
bought tax the other day a whole £118.25p worth lol
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Post by: FLOYDMAX on 03 February 2010, 23:13
DONE THE REAR ABS SENSORS,,NEW CALLIPER HANGER BOLTS,,,WHAT A BASTARD TO DO  :wink:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 03 February 2010, 23:14
painted the end faces of my locking bolts as i lost a couple of covers  :rolleyes: wound the front coilies down and removed the rear adjuster rings to drop the rear down that bit more  :evil: :smiley:
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Post by: vdubman on 04 February 2010, 19:30
replaced the coil pack on the vr and made all my decisions easier  :smiley: :smiley:
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Post by: westfield on 04 February 2010, 20:57
SOLD IT  :sad:
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Post by: weazgti on 04 February 2010, 22:33
realised i have a 5 door with 1 blue tint window and the rest normal
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Post by: JC on 05 February 2010, 14:21
dropped the dub off with me daughter, collected the Vauxhall CORSA  :shocked: :sick:

an hour later and £45 - 12 months MOT  :cool:

I get to watch the rubgy tomorrow after all  :smiley:
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Post by: dan_apps on 05 February 2010, 18:27
dropped the dub off with me daughter, collected the Vauxhall CORSA  :shocked: :sick:

an hour later and £45 - 12 months MOT  :cool:

I get to watch the rubgy tomorrow after all  :smiley:

:afro: 1 down a couple more to go!
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Post by: Andy-H on 05 February 2010, 18:32
Booked the wheels in for their well overdue refurb  :cool:
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Post by: JC on 05 February 2010, 19:08
dropped the dub off with me daughter, collected the Vauxhall CORSA  :shocked: :sick:

an hour later and £45 - 12 months MOT  :cool:

I get to watch the rubgy tomorrow after all  :smiley:

:afro: 1 down a couple more to go!

yep, next one on monday  :grin:
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Post by: shorty0100397 on 06 February 2010, 15:59
eye'd up a new grille on ebay.  In the red at the min, awaiting some mular.
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Post by: Sirminty on 06 February 2010, 16:25
Re hung my mk3 doors, ahhh no sagging, finnally sounds like a golf  :grin:
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Post by: Dan34 on 06 February 2010, 16:34
Cleaned it inside & out, also fitted my old head unit, f*cked my hands in the process!
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Post by: whiter_than_white on 06 February 2010, 16:43
replaced both rear window regs  :smiley: i can now leave my car without worrying about the window just 'falling down'
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 06 February 2010, 17:35
Fitted the 4th and last new coil pack and revived some poke.  Didn't sort lumpy idle though...

Tomorrow I will be mostly fitting a temp sensor, tracing a possible vac leak and giving the old girl a clean.
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Post by: MrBounce on 06 February 2010, 23:16
Two bucket wash with and rinsed with my new hosepipe  :cool:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 06 February 2010, 23:55
hoovered and washed it also painted the domed locknuts and washers i recieved this morning finally collected my S3 strut brace and drilled and painted the holes out in readiness to fit  :smiley:

and tommorrow i should be getting it finally fitted
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 07 February 2010, 14:16
Fitted new coolant temp sensor.
Removed, cleaned and re-aligned throttle body.
Removed and cleaned intake air temp (IAT) sensor.
Fiddled around under intake manifold looking for possible vac leak.
Found one of the SAI hoses was loose at the air box.

Seems to idle a bit better now from cold, though still a little "jumpy".

Thoroughly washed it and then admired all my hard work.
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Post by: johnson6672 on 07 February 2010, 14:30
Did nothing to the car its self, but picked up a 1.8 16v engine and gearbox, a Rainbow back seat, 3 front grills and a set of arch  for my mk2(s)., Got quite a collection of VAG parts going on in my garage now.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 07 February 2010, 14:31
finally got my S3 upper strut brace fitted!! admired it and gave it a polish and took some pics for my build thread
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Post by: shorty0100397 on 07 February 2010, 18:59
I used a hair dryer to de-badge.  The glue is a nightmare, loads of it is stuck on and you can easily notice where it was.  Got too dark to continue and the torch battery was low.  I also took the ariel off, leaving the stump awaiting delivery of my new one.  It's starting to look better already apart from that glue. 

I notice the paint is quite tatty, you can see where the previous owners have cleaned without removing the thick off first.  Lots of swirl scratches.  There is an old plasic receiver stuck on the rear window too, stuck with the same glue.  I tried to remove this and it sounded like the glass was cracking/flexing.  Shat myself and left it along  :cry:

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Post by: gazpowells on 07 February 2010, 21:30
finished welding under car  :smiley: got her back off ramps, but now she has misfire  :cry:
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Post by: shorty0100397 on 08 February 2010, 17:52
Came home, managed to remove the glue now and screwed on my extra small new ariel that i received today  :smiley:
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Post by: Andy-H on 08 February 2010, 18:34
Dropped it off at the wheel refurb place.

Pick it up Thursday night  :cool: :cool:
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Post by: GOLF20VTURBO on 08 February 2010, 21:08
Brought new rear bushes and bolts more money lol :sad:
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Post by: leeasson on 08 February 2010, 21:38
only day 3 of owning my mk3 golf gti 8v, so mainly showed it off to work colleagues  :smiley:

impatiently waiting for lighter nights, too long between weekends. Or i could fix the light in the garage i suppose  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Oakey on 08 February 2010, 21:41
Took it for a Mot and it failed with corrosion to both of the sills and brakes.
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Post by: beth on 08 February 2010, 22:43
picked up my new wheels the other day thanks to p6ul k.   :grin:

http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/beth85_2009/newwheels.jpg


and then failed miserably trying to get the calipers off  :cry:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 08 February 2010, 22:50
packed it up with a new g60 box, new wheel bearing, mk4 shift mech setup, new low pressure mk3 oil pressure switch, new thermostat and new green temp sensor. ready to roll to the garage :) ohh and did i mention a new sump to replace my cracked one :( but at least it gets some new quantum platinum 5w-40 :cool:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 09 February 2010, 10:28
Bit the bullet and booked it into the garage for cambelt/waterpump... Possibly clutch.

Also solved the mad arcing from starter motor till I can get it refurbed. My Dad is a legend :cool:

Sometimes I'm amazed how these cars still work despite previous owners best efforts.
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Post by: Cory on 09 February 2010, 14:05
just gave her a bath =) . . and a little drive into bristol in a little while =)
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Post by: MrBounce on 09 February 2010, 18:14
Took my lovely new mats out to it, then took them back inside again as the Ebay seller had sent me round peg holes rather than the oval ones I had asked for...  :angry: :angry: :angry:
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Post by: Guy on 09 February 2010, 18:21
replaced the clutch cable... all by myself  :smug:
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Post by: JC on 09 February 2010, 19:00
but does it work  :grin:
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Post by: Guy on 09 February 2010, 19:01
but does it work  :grin:

well... so far it all seems good!  :laugh:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=142877.msg1309813#msg1309813 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=142877.msg1309813#msg1309813)
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Post by: Andy-H on 09 February 2010, 19:02
Received the long awaited headlight protectors  :cool:

Shame the car is over having the wheels refurbed  :sad:
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Post by: leeasson on 09 February 2010, 23:05
nothing again  :angry:

tried to replace the light in the garage (never worked since i moved in) and found i needed an 8ft flourescent tube!

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Post by: Khare on 09 February 2010, 23:12
New FPR, new coolant temps sensor and made my very own oil catch can.
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Post by: gazpowells on 10 February 2010, 17:34
drove her today for the first time in 6 months... everything was working just fine  :smiley:
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Post by: shorty0100397 on 10 February 2010, 18:31
Took it back to the gargage where the timing belt was changed as it was making a scraping noise.  Garage sorted it, a clip had come loose around the back.   Also washed her which become very dirty an hour later.  Waste of time.  :undecided:
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Post by: T_J_G on 10 February 2010, 21:22
Fixed it :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Dave_IOW on 10 February 2010, 23:01
Just bought a K03s  :lipsrsealed:  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
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Post by: Adam on 10 February 2010, 23:05
Noticed a nice 3" crack on the bottom of the screen......brill!
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Post by: Sirminty on 11 February 2010, 10:23
Cleared the snow off then decided against driving it to work,  :sad:. Got a lift in with my boss who 400 yards down the road caught the kerb a bit heavily  ( :smug: )in his new 330 beemer and we ended up with three proper wheels and one under the car  :grin: oh well snow day it is then.
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Post by: Neo Badness on 12 February 2010, 00:11
Dropped off the ISV to the garage/ ordered some more parts from VAG and will be popping down to check progress tomorrow
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Post by: gazpowells on 12 February 2010, 19:49
my new front grill came today so just been out and fitted it  :smiley:
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Post by: T_J_G on 12 February 2010, 19:55
Fixed it :lipsrsealed:

broke it again.
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Post by: JC on 12 February 2010, 20:11
shouldnt but  :grin:
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Post by: flexiblefish98 on 12 February 2010, 23:23
Left it in the mechanics garage over night again! :sick:
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Post by: patty on 13 February 2010, 12:13
just fitted a cat back exhaust with my mate.


dont know what make it is(ebay jobbie) but it fitted well ,and looks ok, so im happy :smiley:

pat
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Post by: AlanD on 13 February 2010, 12:59
Fixed it :lipsrsealed:

broke it again.

:( This is dragging on now mate, still overheating?
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Post by: T_J_G on 13 February 2010, 13:37
Fixed it :lipsrsealed:

broke it again.

:( This is dragging on now mate, still overheating?

Ayup.
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Post by: Sirminty on 13 February 2010, 15:34
tried to repair the rattling heat shield and succeded in multiple cuts and for me and still a rattle :sad:
i think the score now is golf 11 miky 2 :cry:
I'm determined to win!!!!
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 13 February 2010, 15:46
Stripped out the PCV / vac system from under the inlet manifold and crankcase breather etc.  It was full of gunge and taking pipes out I managed to get it all over me and the engine.  Crankcase breather valve and suction jet pump were rammed full of it!

Stripped it all down and cleaned out all the crap.  A couple of the pipes had seen better days and gone all soft inside, so these will be replaced next week.

After all the effort, there's been f#$% all improvement to anything I was trying to sort out.
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Post by: Horney on 13 February 2010, 16:58
Removed the passenger side carpet which was screwed down. Wish I hadn't :cry:

Nick
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Post by: JC on 13 February 2010, 17:54
spent the day earning my Free Iphone  :grin:

What a difference a day makes, My mates is a TAD happy

Well from

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/09022010042.jpg)

Via

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3324.jpg)

a set of coilies, set of discs and pads a trip to the Laser ALigners to this

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3325.jpg)

Finished off with some freshly refurbed Rimmage give the end result of

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3327.jpg)

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3331.jpg)

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3332.jpg)

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp359/chuffs69/DSCF3333.jpg)
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Post by: Guy on 13 February 2010, 18:11
nice result there chuff... obv I would add that it needs a clean  :laugh:

umm... does it make a difference to the laser alignment having new rimz put on?
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Post by: JC on 13 February 2010, 18:23
it is his daily, does 50 odd miles a day

and no, and as they were recently refurbed, didnt fancy the kit getting fitted to them  :wink:
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Post by: Horney on 13 February 2010, 18:31
Twins Basil, Twins!

Nick
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Post by: AlanD on 13 February 2010, 18:44
LOL !! I was just about to put that Nick :shocked:
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Post by: JC on 13 February 2010, 18:50
we both had red mk2s  :grin: its where both sets of wheels came from  :laugh:
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Post by: AlanD on 13 February 2010, 18:55
Im now thinking more lover boys than twins . .
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Post by: JC on 13 February 2010, 18:56
 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

i will let you tell dom that, he makes me look small  :evil:
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Post by: AlanD on 13 February 2010, 19:01
Theres me thinking it was Guy that bought that ! :D
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Post by: rocketron on 13 February 2010, 19:08
Decided to sell it. :sad:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 13 February 2010, 19:56
Got it back from the garage, have considerbly lighter wallet but have new water pump cam belt thermostat return valves and now have heat in the car for the first time since I bought it :shocked:

Now all I have to do is to sort the knocking suspension and get it tracked and the clutch cable and and and and, but the list is getting shorter :grin:
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Post by: flexiblefish98 on 13 February 2010, 21:39
Left it in the FECKING mechanics overnight again!!!!!!!!! :angry:
Can any of them be trusted to do stuff when they say!!!! :rolleyes:
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Post by: JC on 13 February 2010, 21:40
do it yasen  :smiley:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 13 February 2010, 23:53
attempted to sort out the fact my milly is hitting the rear beam since i removed the adjuster rings on the rear coillies  :laugh: tempary measure has been to fit one of those exhaust bandages around the pipe/area where it hits seems ok for now but may have to remove a piece from the beam if it starts rattling again  :angry: oh and gave it a wash to

tommorrow i'l be looking at adjusting my droplinks getting fed up hearing the d/s making a horrible noise on full lock  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Khare on 14 February 2010, 00:17
Cleaned throttle body, re-seated the cam cover gasket as it was leaking, fingers crossed it's OK now.
De-greased engine block and cylinder head and gearbox, and renewed the anti freeze with some Comma Red stuff  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
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Post by: AlanD on 14 February 2010, 11:30
My dad cant get enough of it !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/twior/IMG_0369.jpg)

Shes still healthy  :cool:
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Post by: snifferdog on 14 February 2010, 12:45
Just removed the handbrake light bulb cos it was staying on...  :lipsrsealed:

 I had the braking system checked and everything was fine so it seems like the easiest thing to do  :laugh:
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Post by: shorty0100397 on 14 February 2010, 14:27
Chased some kids away from climbing the bumper. Looked at it out the window, and looked some more.
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Post by: kniterider on 14 February 2010, 15:19
trial fitted some surfboards in the mk4 to see whether i needed to buy roof bars or not, the 7ft  and the 7ft 6" went in easy.... i had doubts that my 9ft 2" long board would fit in , and it bloody well did so im chuffed... no roof bars needed for solo surfin trips ... haha
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Post by: mowlamb on 14 February 2010, 15:24
Fitted my new shorter aerial I got from ebay. £7 BARGAIN  :grin: :grin:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 14 February 2010, 23:28
Managed at the second attempt to adjust the droplinks to clear the front arb (just) and now no rubbing/noise on r/h full lock  :smiley:
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Post by: Chris-White on 16 February 2010, 02:13
Nearly died in dub #1

honestly, life flashing before my eyes type sh!t, not cool.
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Post by: OakeyDoak16v on 16 February 2010, 02:58
What happened? :sad:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 February 2010, 11:16
Nearly died in dub #1

honestly, life flashing before my eyes type sh!t, not cool.

been there in my mates leon, took me a while to stop sketching out and shaking. we laughed :D


As for me, straighten up my exhaust by tightening clamps and fitting an exhaust mount. also fitted a big M10x150 that was missing. goes through the starter, engine, box and front mount :shocked: (so thats what that clunking was :D )
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Post by: Neo Badness on 16 February 2010, 11:29
Drove it to work for the first time in about 4months :shocked:

It snowed...!
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Post by: dub268 on 16 February 2010, 18:45
Fitted my German style plates and surrounds  :cool:
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Post by: DarkGti on 16 February 2010, 18:58
fitted my new rear FK 20mm wheel spacers! :shocked:
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Post by: FOREST GREEN on 16 February 2010, 19:02
Cleaned it and added new badges (loads of pics in the detailing section)  :rolleyes:
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Post by: JC on 16 February 2010, 19:03
got spotted at a strange location  :shocked: :undecided: :grin:
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Post by: Guy on 16 February 2010, 19:04
got spotted at a strange location  :shocked: :undecided: :grin:

work?  :grin:
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Post by: JC on 16 February 2010, 19:19
 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

erm, no  :smiley:
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Post by: Horney on 16 February 2010, 19:23
got spotted at a strange location  :shocked: :undecided: :grin:

What have I told you about going dogging in your local area? :grin:

nick
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Post by: Guy on 16 February 2010, 19:27
got spotted at a strange location  :shocked: :undecided: :grin:

What have I told you about going dogging in your local area? :grin:

nick

he knows people know him up in deepest darkest oxfordshire... today he was dogging in your neck of the woods!  :grin:
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Post by: JC on 16 February 2010, 19:32
inside the m25 actually  :kiss:
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Post by: dannydubs on 16 February 2010, 19:44
took everything off ready to crane the engine out tomoz and had a nightmare with the drive shaft bolts and down pipe bolts bt i surpose they are 21 years old......
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Post by: Mew on 16 February 2010, 19:58
took everything off ready to crane the engine out tomoz and had a nightmare with the drive shaft bolts and down pipe bolts bt i surpose they are 21 years old......

 :lipsrsealed:

Just about to reply to your text mate
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Post by: Neo Badness on 16 February 2010, 22:00
Got a new set of unusual steel wheels... :lipsrsealed: :smiley:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 16 February 2010, 22:13
had a g60 box fitted, happy days :)
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Post by: flexiblefish98 on 17 February 2010, 11:33
New stat, new fuel filter and hopefully, fingers crossed, sorted the rattling exhaust! :wink:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 17 February 2010, 14:20
cut my new longer locking bolts to size  :smiley:
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Post by: T_J_G on 17 February 2010, 14:21
Fitted another new thermostat. Definitely pro at this now.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 17 February 2010, 14:37
fitted my 13mm spacers and new bolts and locking bolts to the fronts
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Post by: T_J_G on 17 February 2010, 16:43
Fixed it :lipsrsealed:

broke it again.

Fixed it (hopefully)
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Post by: Mew on 17 February 2010, 17:16
Spent far too much money on the POS....
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 February 2010, 17:47
raised the back 10-15mm and raised the coolant tank in the bay. trying to get the temp sensor to work properly! it keeps thinking its running cold. dont think any coolant is getting to the temp sensor.
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Post by: JC on 17 February 2010, 18:23
got spotted again, i got a stalker  :grin:
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Post by: flexiblefish98 on 17 February 2010, 18:27
raised the back 10-15mm and raised the coolant tank in the bay. trying to get the temp sensor to work properly! it keeps thinking its running cold. dont think any coolant is getting to the temp sensor.
Stat change on my mk3 has made all the difference. Now holds at 90c :smiley:
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Post by: gjroe78 on 18 February 2010, 15:27
Trimmed the lip on the front splitter as the wife ripped it off last week, so off comes the lip for an extra couple of mills clearance  :laugh:
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Post by: jmsheahan on 18 February 2010, 15:34
Got an MOT  :smiley:
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Post by: lfcscott on 19 February 2010, 03:22
put petrol in it :grin:
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Post by: Mew on 19 February 2010, 10:50
Got an MOT  :smiley:

Ditto
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Post by: flexiblefish98 on 19 February 2010, 10:55
put petrol in it :grin:
+1 And its not lasting very long! :angry:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 19 February 2010, 11:59
Sworn at in several languages after it refused to start making me late for work this morn :evil:

£14 in a goddam taxi :angry:
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Post by: Cory on 19 February 2010, 13:23
took it up to uni, and herd a few nice comments about it  :cool:
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Post by: Chris-White on 19 February 2010, 13:59
Repainted the boot floor in Volvo Penta Red paint.
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Post by: Sirminty on 19 February 2010, 18:00
Established it was a very good shout not to get a pug 306 as it dissapeared behind me in a cloud of white smoke :evil:
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Post by: shepgti on 19 February 2010, 18:22
Established it was a very good shout not to get a pug 306 as it dissapeared behind me in a cloud of white smoke :evil:

it wasnt a gti6 then else you would have been trailing  :wink:
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Post by: Logie on 19 February 2010, 21:34
Today found the expansion tank leaking, so changed that. Also the metal rad pipe, got all the pipes out except one which is right next to the oil cooler. With the PAS pipes in the way, its impossible to get to the f**king annoying spring clip!

 Dremel tomorrow! That one will be changed to a stainless steel hose clip with screw :P
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Post by: patty on 20 February 2010, 10:15
well yesterday ,

fitted a new downpipe/cat gasket and 4 x new exhaust rubbers.....nice easy job we thought   lol

all the cat bolts had to be cut ,seized solid.....as were the exhaust rubber bolts that bolt underneatth to the chassis !!!!!!!!!!

4 bloody hrs.........  but least it's all done now :smiley:

pat
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 20 February 2010, 18:45
Well gave it a good hoover out and got it washed and dried off properly for a change
also solved how my d/v and N75 valve is close to the S3 strut brace by cutting a small section of pipe off each outlet refitted both and sorted theres now clearance to stop any rubbing of the silicon pipe into the top of the d/v :afro:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 21 February 2010, 13:02
Replaced entire PCV system up to crankcase breather valve (puck).
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Post by: Micah on 21 February 2010, 13:04
This week;

Fitted front discs and pads, replaced rocker cover gasket, new dizzy cap and rotor, max cleaned the interior, new clutch cable, replaced brake fluid, ripped out old Nokia phone kit, water pump pulley, cat/downpipe gasket, hung up Magic Tree :tongue:

On order;

Scorpion stainless system, Anniversary wheels, mats, window regulator, boot carpet, airbox and rear washer jet!

Phew, will be glad of my holiday this Friday! :laugh:
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Post by: lfcscott on 21 February 2010, 13:12
scraped snow off it  :sad: god i hate the f***ing snow :angry:
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Post by: Chris-White on 21 February 2010, 18:56
Stripped rear seats & parcel shelf out, covered exposed metal with boot carpet.

Fitted fire extinguisher

changed headlamp bulb

replaced two fuel lines
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Post by: Cooper_si on 21 February 2010, 19:31
Yesterday a new heaterbox and mk3 matrix....BIG JOB!!

Today just the airfilter....EASY lol  :grin:
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Post by: Andy-H on 22 February 2010, 19:06
Popped in the made to measure car mats  :cool:
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Post by: JC on 22 February 2010, 19:07
used it to do some " servicing by comparision "    :laugh:
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Post by: Sirminty on 22 February 2010, 20:37
finished installation of components in the front, much better :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 23 February 2010, 10:29
Reduced it to component parts
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Post by: Micah on 24 February 2010, 00:07
Fitted Scorpion exhaust, looks a beaut!
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Post by: lfcscott on 24 February 2010, 00:19
fitted a standard headlight bulb as my xenon just went f***ing bang :cry:
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Post by: mumbles on 24 February 2010, 18:08
dug it out of it's space outside the house, snow was pretty deep so took a while!
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Post by: Logie on 24 February 2010, 19:41
New metal water pipe, new expansion tank. Also changed the rear lights as one was cracked, leaking a bit of water in the car!
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Post by: JC on 24 February 2010, 19:44
recieved a VERY tempting offer for it  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:


decisions time  :laugh:
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Post by: mumbles on 24 February 2010, 20:02
recieved a VERY tempting offer for it  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:


decisions time  :laugh:

Packet of choclolate hobnobs??  :wink:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 24 February 2010, 21:31
Been and picked up a cam cover from my local breakers got home and gave it a good wash and clean ready for the next stage  :wink:
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Post by: jonnypolish on 24 February 2010, 21:45
Realised that the numpty who replaced the battery didnt screw it back in so the poor power steering fluid was holding it in place so i bolted it back in place and tyreshined the horrible faded grey spoiler :)
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 25 February 2010, 19:21
picked up some bits from tps and also got a new car hoover and my cam covers been left for some work  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: walchy01 on 25 February 2010, 20:02
Took it out for a spin for the first time since I have owned it, 2 months, was impressed with it 16v mk2, not had one for years, every pot hole I hit felt like my suspension had collapsed but it has been changed recently all round, is this unusual or is it me being used to my mk4 gtiT?? Looking forward to putting my new rubber on my refurbed BBS RA's asap, will post some pics then.
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Post by: Andy-H on 27 February 2010, 15:06
Replaced the earth strap on the bonnet.

Re-painted the wiper arms and primed the VW badges ready for paint  :smiley:
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Post by: dub-addict on 27 February 2010, 15:16
dream of her (mk1) while we are so far apart  :laugh:
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Post by: Snoopy on 27 February 2010, 16:28
Cleared the snow off the drive to move the mk1 out of the garage to have a bit of a clear out so that i can hopefully when im finished squeeze both the mk1 and mk6 (when it arrives) in there till the winters over. So basically all i did to it was pump up the tires. Get the oil pressure up, then let it run till it was nice and warm. Then put it back in after a few hours :grin:
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Post by: gazpowells on 27 February 2010, 19:37
took her for MOT and she Passed no problems  :smiley:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 27 February 2010, 21:25
Hoovered it out with my new hoover and got loads of bits up  :laugh: also sorted out the exhaust from hitting the rear beam so no more noise now  :grin: :smiley:
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Post by: rclifton4 on 27 February 2010, 23:29
Bought: Clutch, gearbox, oil for gearbox, oil, oil filter, plugs, leads, dizzy cap, rotor arm, fuel filter, haynes manual, VAG-COM lead.

All to be fitted this week
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Post by: mumbles on 27 February 2010, 23:37
^^Enjoy!^^

Had to dig it out of the snow again, think the underside has taken a bit of a beating with the snow, exhaust mounts werent great anyway... oh well, it's not fallen off yet!!
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Post by: MrBounce on 28 February 2010, 11:09
Topped up the screenwash. Wanted to clean it but the 36 litres per minutes falling from the sky has made me think otherwise...  :undecided:
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Post by: Cory on 28 February 2010, 14:23
re-sealed the throttle n clutch cables . . .she had sprung a leak . . . :sad:
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Post by: JC on 28 February 2010, 14:28
checked the skoda over ready for loaning it out again  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

thought about looking for the knocking on the passat, but couldnt be arsed  :laugh:
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Post by: Mew on 28 February 2010, 14:29

thought about looking for the knocking on the passat, but couldnt be arsed  :laugh:

Same, but Golf obviously
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Post by: gti_copey on 28 February 2010, 15:05
changed my thermostat on my mk4 what a pain in the rear!!!!! :cry:
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Post by: PT82 on 28 February 2010, 17:02
Fitted polycarb windows  :cool:
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Post by: dtjgti on 28 February 2010, 20:19
fitted a new interior and topped up the screen wash.
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Post by: lfcscott on 01 March 2010, 01:07
towed it to a garage as the gearbox seems to have disintergrated :sick: also had a blow out waited 6 hrs for the AA :angry: what a day(saturday) :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 01 March 2010, 12:45
Pulled the ABF out of the mk3 late last night. PITA.

Next to get it moved and get the car dumped.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 01 March 2010, 12:55
will be taking my cam cover to the powdercoaters shortly and my new oil filler cap turned up in the post earlier  :smiley:
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Post by: Dan34 on 01 March 2010, 17:22
Found out the pothole i hit friday night buckled one of my wheels, yay.
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Post by: beth on 01 March 2010, 18:58
nothing today BUT....

got the calipers off and painted them, fitted rear coilovers, fitted pressed plates and mk5 aero rear wiper

and bought another load of bits for fitting before Ultimate Dubs!  :grin:
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Post by: evo1986 on 01 March 2010, 19:51
Fitted my new monza shadows to my gtd........
Love them
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Post by: T_J_G on 02 March 2010, 17:51
Fitted another Forge 007
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Post by: Andy-H on 02 March 2010, 18:24
 Changed the rear badge :smiley:
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Post by: VRDan on 02 March 2010, 19:22
Test fitted new alloy wheel front and rear to check for clearance issues and aranged for the refurb / polishing to be done  :smiley:
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Post by: Cory on 02 March 2010, 21:15
got her 2 new front tyres . . .and a £35 parking fine . . . expensive day
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Post by: FOREST GREEN on 02 March 2010, 21:18
Got lots of new stuff through the post for her  :tongue:
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Post by: twistedblack69 on 02 March 2010, 21:59
Changed the PAS belt. No more squeaking and locking up steering round corners. Proud of myself :)
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Post by: dub268 on 02 March 2010, 23:04
Had to take her to have two locking nuts removed as the inside of the head decided to round off  :angry: but it was fun watching two fitters a power bar and about 6ft of scaffolding piping and about 50min just to remove them 2 bolts lol  :grin:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 03 March 2010, 09:38
Got my cam cover back yesterday so when i got in from work this morning gave it a wash etc and will be putting a couple of coats of polish on it  :wink: the fixings i ordered for it have just turned up to :afro:
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Post by: walchy01 on 03 March 2010, 17:09
Dropped her off this afternoon for cam belt,water pump and rocker cover gasket, 4 new tyres arrived pirelli p6000 that were a steal and tommorow will be putting them on my refurbed BBS ra's, wicked :grin:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 03 March 2010, 17:43
On the hunt for an annoying creak behind the drivers seat, so stripped out the interior in the back again.  Tried to get the side trim panel out but after some jiggling gave in as realised the seat back had to come out 1st!  Repositioned the panel anyways and it sits much better.  Fingers crossed!   :cool:
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Post by: Dave_IOW on 03 March 2010, 18:01
Fitted new gearknob and topped up screenwash..  :smiley:
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Post by: dub268 on 03 March 2010, 20:52
Fitted mk5 rear wiper, areo blades on the front & made my gearstick shorter and fitted new gear knob :grin:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 04 March 2010, 13:02
sized up the fitting of my forge catch in the engine bay  :laugh:
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Post by: babyvw on 04 March 2010, 13:47
fitted my vr6 deep chin spoiler another box ticked...
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Post by: Mk1Mad J - 16v on 04 March 2010, 13:53
Nothing today, but lastnight I actually managed to get parked outside my house  :shocked: 1st time in about a month, weather permitting I'll be fitting a gearshift repair kit tomorrow then give it a damn good polish  :cool:
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Post by: veedubFanatic on 04 March 2010, 21:15
I gave it a very good clean after few weeks. took me ages to bring it back to shine :grin:
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 05 March 2010, 16:21
new thermostat, coolant and screen wash :)
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Post by: walchy01 on 05 March 2010, 17:26
Went to fetch her back and she still isn't ready, mechanic can't get pulley off the old water pump and a bolt is shears off somewhere else and seems to be holding the job up :angry:
want to get her home and the new rubber and refurbed bbs ra's on it :grin:
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Post by: patty on 05 March 2010, 17:59
had a right old day fitting a mk3.5 steering wheel !!!!!

but all done now , fingers crossed.

pat.
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Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 March 2010, 18:20
Cleaned the f**k out of mine. It's been needing it for 3 months!  :shocked:
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Post by: Dan34 on 05 March 2010, 20:43
Found out my old mk2 is still going strong! and being looked after well  :cool:
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Post by: FOREST GREEN on 05 March 2010, 20:48
Cried because some tw+t smashed my wing mirror and drove off  :cry:
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Post by: moutains on 05 March 2010, 21:40
bought it yesterday autoglym today looks stunning
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 05 March 2010, 22:58
cleaned out and then sprayed the t/b made up a bracket for the catch can and painted removed everything needed to fit new pipework and started fitting hoses and catch can
tommorrow just got to fit the breather hose and new cam cover put all the parts back replace some of the vacuum hoses and fit some new sleeving onto the boost gauge vac hose and try and hoover and give it a wash
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Post by: Sirminty on 06 March 2010, 09:27
Just given her a good polish before a nice little trip to sunny Southampton :laugh:
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Post by: MrBounce on 06 March 2010, 10:37
Gave it a damn good hoovering and then fitted new mats. It's in desperate need of a clean though Maybe tomorrow??  :cool:
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Post by: Andy-H on 06 March 2010, 13:45
2 coats of poorboys wheel sealant  :smiley:

Just applied a layer of rainex anti-fog to the inside of the windows..................phew that stuff stinks!!
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 06 March 2010, 16:05
got my catch can install finished of re-done the vac pipes and fitted my powdercoated cam cover and R8 filler cap :afro: gave it a good hoovering out and then admired under the bonnet  :smiley:
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Post by: Adam on 06 March 2010, 17:20
Fitted my Weitec GT coilovers  :) :)  (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=127037.msg1340602#msg1340602)
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Post by: JC on 06 March 2010, 17:29
quick once over ready for the first meet of the year  :cool:
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Post by: Dave_IOW on 06 March 2010, 18:21
Changed oil and confirmed my hatred for removal of oil filters..
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Post by: harry bum on 06 March 2010, 21:36
polishing the porsche 928s, (2 down 2 to go) :laugh:`
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Post by: walchy01 on 07 March 2010, 20:23
(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Walchy01/15551d8d.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Walchy01/b673bb32.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Walchy01/3dcb0114.jpg)


Cleaned up and ready to go, the Gti turbo looking good :grin:
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Post by: leigh_harty on 07 March 2010, 20:42
painted frontvw badge black... painted the 16v badges red coz they was faded. painted all the i's in gti red. Painted my calipers from gold to dark blue like the car. and washed it. fresh oil. Modded airbox with cold air feed. touched up my key marks ready to be flattened. busy day but the sun helped me along :smiley:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 07 March 2010, 22:24
well managed to give it a good wash and polished up the tail pipes on the miltek
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Post by: lfcscott on 07 March 2010, 23:29
just gotmy car back from the butchers(sorry i mean garage) now with another gearbox fitted all`s good :tongue:
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Post by: beth on 08 March 2010, 09:53
Yesterday, got clutch slave cylinder fitted, US spec rear lights and Sharan boot badge fitted.  :cool:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 08 March 2010, 18:17
Had the dreaded rotating rear wiper jet, so fitted a new wiper motor unit to my mk4....

Surprised how difficult the tailgate panel is to remove, got the power shakes trying to get it off.  Came off with some massive creak and a bang.

Removed old wiper unit, retro-fitted some water protection over the lock etc (a bit ghetto but basically a piece of carefully positioned plastic sheet and some gaffer tape) and fitted the new wiper unit over the top of that > Part # 1J6955711C

Realised taking washer hose off I'd damaged the brittle plug, so did the DIY fix with some Halfords hose and cable ties.  Hardest part again was getting the tailgate panel back on, I really needed 4 pairs of hands!!!
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 08 March 2010, 18:33
cleaned up some of the hoses in the engine bay  :laugh: fitted a new more substantial jubilee clip to the lower boost hose/throttle body as i would not tighten properly and the hose had moved also got some new rear tyres fitted this afternoon and had some good comments about my golf at the dealers :afro:  :smug:
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Post by: mumbles on 08 March 2010, 18:46
washed it for the second day in a row, looks better ever time  :smiley:
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Post by: AlanD on 10 March 2010, 13:09
Went to start her yesterday and she was dead as a dodo, again :(

Charging her up again on Saturday.
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Post by: Dan34 on 10 March 2010, 16:46
Got caught speeding  :cry:, ah well is my own fault.
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Post by: Alec on 10 March 2010, 16:48
Charged it up and got me some linseed oil for the trim etc ready for a mega clean tomorrow
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Post by: FOREST GREEN on 10 March 2010, 17:24
Had New cambelt/Aux belt/P.Steering belt fitted........£130.00p all in  :smiley:
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Post by: JC on 10 March 2010, 17:40
Got caught speeding  :cry:, ah well is my own fault.

i shouldnt but  :grin:
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Post by: Dan34 on 10 March 2010, 17:55
Got caught speeding  :cry:, ah well is my own fault.

i shouldnt but  :grin:

yes yes chuff, let it all out  :grin:

was doing 70 in a 60, how stupid of me.
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Post by: JC on 10 March 2010, 17:56
 :laugh:
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Post by: AlanD on 10 March 2010, 17:59
You should get a 9 month ban, its only fair . . . . . :D

The 3 points shouldn't effect your insurance tooo much so count yourself luck.

People like you make me sick, so dangerous  :sick:
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Post by: Khare on 10 March 2010, 18:03
Gave it a quick clean at the jetwash, installed my new boot build (pics to come at some point) and sorted tire pressures out.
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Post by: Dan34 on 10 March 2010, 18:04
You should get a 9 month ban, its only fair . . . . . :D

The 3 points should effect your insurance tooo much so count yourself luck.

People like you make me sick, so dangerous  :sick:

lol!  :grin:
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Post by: leeasson on 10 March 2010, 20:37
fitted a new screenwash pump, the clown who last fitted one put in a renault part that only had one outlet for the back washer.

So finally, I have a clean windscreen
 :grin:
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Post by: Carl MK3 GTI 8V on 10 March 2010, 20:58
Todays list
Fixed the horn loose wire!
Done the tire pressures
Gutted the rear of the car didnt go to mad just seats, carpet, trim, spare wheel!!
Track day is getting ever closer!! :grin:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 11 March 2010, 19:12
ordered some front and rear discs and front and rear pads ready for saturday and then re-painting the calipers to hopefully  :smiley:
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Post by: MrBounce on 11 March 2010, 19:54
Sorted out the bulb which didn't work - was actually a loose connection. Disconnected the block, put it back together, now works...  :grin:
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Post by: mark-mk3gti on 11 March 2010, 20:00
cleaned throttle body and all ancilary pipes to it, air filter pipe and extras and cleaned out filter etc,  runs ok, then washed and polished all over, nearly finished it too, before it went dark..
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Post by: jmsheahan on 11 March 2010, 23:06
found some p*ick has snapped the aerial off  :angry:
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Post by: sk8boy73 on 12 March 2010, 12:21
fitted new front brake pads and sorted out the broken wire for the electric window
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 12 March 2010, 14:10
Just had TB properly re-aligned on a Bosch KTS650, suddenly got power again!
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Post by: walchy01 on 12 March 2010, 18:53
New waterpump, rocker cover gasket, cambelt changed, got 1 of my refurbed bbs ra's on, then it pissed it down :cry:
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Post by: Dan34 on 12 March 2010, 18:56
Changed the headlights
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 12 March 2010, 21:54
picked up my discs and pads fitted new front discs and pads and re-painted the front calipers this afternoon
rears tommorrow :afro: be good to have some decent brakes once done  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: christomk3gti on 13 March 2010, 00:06
Just fitted these Audi rims to mine got them at a great price with mint tyres. and fitted the Deep vr6 splitter and give it a good washage.

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/8384/sn850666.jpg)

Just need some lowering kit now :afro:
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Post by: tisme on 13 March 2010, 07:35
Put two of my new wheels on then took em back off to have them colour coded with polished dishes swwweeeet.
Today I am going to give both cars a good hover out... Sometimes I hate sand :(
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Post by: JC on 13 March 2010, 08:09
 cheked when the MOT is due, then its time for trip north  :cool:
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Post by: AlanD on 13 March 2010, 10:04
Just put her back on charge AGAIN to try and get her out this afternoon / evening.

Shes like my own little Frankenstein, have to charge her up every time we want to move her :D
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Post by: MrBounce on 13 March 2010, 12:17
Wash, dried and polished  :smiley:
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Post by: Sirminty on 13 March 2010, 16:59
Brought her some new wheels but was too late to get tyres sorted :angry:
Fitted new pads and discs to the rear. :smiley:
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Post by: Andy-H on 13 March 2010, 17:54
Gave it a coat of meguiars ultimate compound followed by some poorboys natty paste  :smiley:

Then put the newly painted badgeless grill.
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Post by: Chris-White on 13 March 2010, 18:31
4 wheel laser alignment

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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 13 March 2010, 21:51
fitted my rear discs and pads painted the rear calipers and gave it a bit of a clean inside hoovered and gave it a good wash also washed the alloys inside to to get rid of all the salt  :smiley:
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Post by: Khare on 13 March 2010, 21:53
Cleaned inside and detailed outside.
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Post by: Martz on 13 March 2010, 22:04
Took it for a run down to the hospital, still needs a new alternator! Bloody Passat has got a problem to, it turns over but all the electrics are going mad??????
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Post by: drapergti on 13 March 2010, 23:33
Had a new alarm fitted and custom sub and amp install. Thanks to Troublestarter! Pics to follow...  :smiley:

discovered heater matrix blown and clutch went on the way home :angry:

ups and downs of mk2 ownership...
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Post by: Thom89 on 13 March 2010, 23:44
Fitted new Bosch battery, speedo cable, and a full valet, tyre pressures in the morning, before heading off to Ultimate Dubs :cool:
Thom
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Post by: JC on 13 March 2010, 23:46
sat in it at 43 mph for mile upon mile of fooking roadworks all up the M1.

foooking outside lane wanakers - PULL the foook over or at least do 50  :evil:
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Post by: christomk3gti on 14 March 2010, 00:28
Does that pissrat do 50 tho??

 :grin:  :grin:

:afro:
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Post by: Ant1981 on 14 March 2010, 10:24
I lubricated the drives door hinge.
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Post by: sk8boy73 on 14 March 2010, 12:51
got some wheel bolts. 2 of mine were f#*ked
4 for £2 from volk a part :smiley:
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Post by: mcgee9t2 on 14 March 2010, 14:10
got some wheel bolts. 2 of mine were f#*ked
4 for £2 from volk a part :smiley:

got a website for them mate so i can see if ones near me?  needing some wheel bolts and no were near me seems to sell them and the places that do are rediculously expensive 
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Post by: Cory on 14 March 2010, 17:55
gave her a much deserved clean! . . .came up a treat for just a bit of soap and water  :cool:
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Post by: Dahmich on 14 March 2010, 18:17
washed it..took photos drove to work...got the poor girl dirty...ffs! :laugh:
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Post by: Dan34 on 14 March 2010, 19:39
drove 350 miles in it  :shocked:
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Post by: Steve_B on 14 March 2010, 22:29
replaced rear wheel bearing. no more droning  :cool:
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Post by: Alec on 14 March 2010, 23:36
Ripped the rear interior out to find a HUGE amount of this
.... (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii208/alec01_photos/14032010057.jpg)
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Post by: thai-wronghorse on 15 March 2010, 07:00
Fitted new water pump and thermostat. She#s running sweet now.  :drool:
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Post by: tg1 on 15 March 2010, 07:52
chopped the bumper grill to improve airflow to the cai, and refitted my painted interior trim
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Post by: Neo Badness on 15 March 2010, 10:28
Thumped an unpainted speed bumpin the pitch black other night. :evil:

Some sort of signage would've been nice, a sporting chance if you will.

Doesn't seem to have done any permenant damage.
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Post by: Martz on 17 March 2010, 12:49
**Sunday - collected little fella and wife from hospital. His first ride in a car was a MK2 Golf GTi 16v! Lucky little boy! lol**

Today, collecting new alternator so that will be replaced soon.
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Post by: WillGTTDi150 on 17 March 2010, 16:31
*Yesterday* Changed the standard badges for black ones from Awesome GTi..... Looks tasty  :cool:
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Post by: beth on 17 March 2010, 17:03
finally fitted my de-locking kit!
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Post by: DubFan on 17 March 2010, 17:21
The Audi wagon passed it's MOT with nothing needed!!

So I treated it to a wash (first in months), new plugs (needed a new plug wrench as I hadn't done them on this car yet) and new air filter. Found out it's a b*gger to get to the airbox on a longitudinally mounted 1.8 20v n/a engine, but it did enable me to get rid of a ton of leaves from the airbox.
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Post by: walchy01 on 17 March 2010, 18:18
Given it a quick once over whilst the sun was out:)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Walchy01/08d8aae6.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Walchy01/0f046e96.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Walchy01/72216da4.jpg)
(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Walchy01/583c189b.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Walchy01/4be17223.jpg)

fitted alloys to new rubber, looking good now, bill starting to get bigger and bigger :)
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Post by: MrBounce on 17 March 2010, 18:23
Moved it back from the road to the driveway. F***ing c0ck of a builder still hasn't come to finish the garage  :angry: :angry: :angry:
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Post by: Dan34 on 17 March 2010, 18:35
(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Walchy01/72216da4.jpg)

wow them ra's look imaculate!
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Post by: benvictors on 17 March 2010, 18:41
Changed dizzy, sparkplugs and HT leads and put 2 new tyres on the front of my newest MK3 gettin it ready for the MOT on Friday, just realised theres hardly any jacking points left at the front, oh dear!!! Looks like there my well be some welding needed after Friday!!
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Post by: JC on 17 March 2010, 20:09
recieved and offer subject to MOT that i am finding hard to ignore  :shocked:
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Post by: drapergti on 18 March 2010, 08:18
Buying a proper rad from VW and taking the GSF one back.

Oh and will be emptying the humidifier strategically placed in the car to collect up the last of the water from the matrix...
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 18 March 2010, 13:44
Had it on vag com as the airbag warning light came on last night  :angry: maybe it was when i caught the connector under the seat  :laugh:
correct the code is down to that cleared it and if it comes back i'l take the seat out and sort it passenger side ones done  :grin:
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Post by: Brads MK2 GTI on 18 March 2010, 16:04
Bodged expansion tank where the hose goes onto the side, got a little angry doing something else the other week and slung a tool at the engine resulting in snapping this nipple (!) clean off the expansion tank. Solution? Drilled the nub left out to 8mm and glued in a piece of broken hollow pen to clamp the hose onto! Did it at the weekend and has done a hundred and fifty mile journey no problem or leaks! Oh got a new expansion tank to put on Sat too! Teach me my lesson there :(
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 21 March 2010, 00:11
gave it a hoover out and some 'poorboys' treatment on the interior  :smiley:
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Post by: Andy-H on 21 March 2010, 06:48
Bought it some shiny bits  :cool:
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Post by: tisme on 21 March 2010, 13:02
Gave the mk2 a wash, dry and gave it some dodo juice lovin with red mist..... Looks spanking again  :cool:

washed and dried the mk6 a coat of purple haze to finish looks good just not as cool as the mk2  :cool:

now sitting in dub camper drinking tea.... Knackered  :rolleyes:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 21 March 2010, 13:04
given it a wash and dry and checked the tyre pressures
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Post by: dom on 21 March 2010, 13:07
Discovered a rear wheel bearing has gone  :angry:


on the plus side, 100th post  :grin:
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Post by: tweed on 21 March 2010, 14:56
last weekend I gave it a good clean, inside and out. yesterday I checked the tyre pressures and tried to change oil, but couldn't undo the sump bolt   :angry:
Today I got the car higher and used a 2ft bar to undo the bolt  :laugh: and then changed oil and filter. Also sprayed black my hella covers, the two slates on the grill and smoked the reflectors and indicators. vw badges all ready black  :smiley:

All I want to do now is spay my wheels ford graphite grey and lower it 110/100mm  :laugh:
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Post by: drapergti on 21 March 2010, 15:11
Old rad out...
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Post by: Dave_IOW on 21 March 2010, 17:44
Tinted headlights, sprayed front badge and grilles matt black  :cool:
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Post by: Toby on 21 March 2010, 17:53
Brought a mk 2 and poked the rust lol
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Post by: Cooper_si on 21 March 2010, 20:50
did my wheels ....

(http://www.essentialmini.co.uk/golf4.jpg)
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Post by: RandomJord on 21 March 2010, 20:56
Abandoned it in Wokingham
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Post by: Stu.750 on 21 March 2010, 20:57
you now if your gunna do an insurance job you shouldnt let anyone know  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: RandomJord on 21 March 2010, 21:58
you now if your gunna do an insurance job you shouldnt let anyone know  :lipsrsealed:

ssssshhh! Our secret  :evil:
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Post by: gazpowells on 21 March 2010, 22:32
broke my rear window  :cry:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 21 March 2010, 22:36
broke my rear window  :cry:

Got a spare one with a free tailgate if you want PM for a price posted :wink:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 22 March 2010, 19:12
cleaned all my interior glass when i got in from work  :smiley:
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Post by: Toby on 22 March 2010, 22:08
Started attacking the rust :) she's looking poorley :(
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Post by: Baylez8v on 23 March 2010, 13:34
jacked her up up and removed the gear box, but i hant got the poxy tool to get the drive shafts off, so its just kinda dangling there
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Post by: walchy01 on 23 March 2010, 16:13
Set of new wheel bolts added, drilled out old fittings ready for to fit a  brand spanking new genuine passenger side wheel arch trim collected today :grin: can't wait to get it fitted Friday, if it don't rain :angry:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 23 March 2010, 17:02
Stripped the rear interior out again to find the creaky floor-board noise behind my head.  What do you know, it went away with it all out!   :angry:
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Post by: JC on 23 March 2010, 20:23
went parts shopping  :grin: changes are a foot
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Post by: spear on 24 March 2010, 14:39
left the car at the gargae to have an oil leak and increasingly dodgy steering investigated.
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Post by: Andy-H on 25 March 2010, 19:05
Bought it a pipercross panel filter  :smiley:
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Post by: moutains on 25 March 2010, 19:46
cleaned it then it peed down
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Post by: shepgti on 25 March 2010, 20:24
looked at it parked up next to my new car and thought 'do i really need it?'  :undecided
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Post by: JC on 25 March 2010, 20:25
oooooooooooooooooooo what shed  car you bought  :laugh:
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Post by: shepgti on 25 March 2010, 20:29
oooooooooooooooooooo what shed  car you bought  :laugh:


oh just a corsa :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Post by: beth on 25 March 2010, 20:30
looked at it sat in the garage dirty and priced up a leather re-trim!  :grin:
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Post by: JC on 25 March 2010, 20:35
thought about checking it over ready for the MOT tomorrow  :cry:

then decided i couldnt be arsed and what will be will be  :grin:
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Post by: dub268 on 26 March 2010, 08:49
check all my fluid levels, then was thinking about fitting my 312mm brakes but its started to rain so there goes that idea! :sad:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 26 March 2010, 14:17
just hoovered it out and checked all the fluid levels and also been and picked up all my parts for my new grille mod :afro:
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Post by: capri_rob on 26 March 2010, 17:33
Bought It  :smiley: And gave it an "italian tune-up" on the 50 mile journey home :evil:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 26 March 2010, 17:56
Cured creaky interior
Had new dog-bone engine mount fitted
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Post by: Khare on 26 March 2010, 18:21
well yesterday I bought a bigger brother for it  :cool:

To the 8v, nothing in a while.
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Post by: Andy-H on 26 March 2010, 18:32
Tinkered under the bonnet  :smiley:
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Post by: jeynesey on 26 March 2010, 19:02
Swapped it  :smug:
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Post by: patty on 26 March 2010, 19:44
had my new front suspension mounts fitted.....................i know i should have done it myself,but i would have buggered something up   lol


pat
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Post by: Snoopy on 26 March 2010, 21:45
I washed them both today. Between rain showers  :grin:
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Post by: DubFan on 26 March 2010, 22:30
Replaced the missing alloy wheel centre cap with one from ebay. Now have a full set.
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Post by: hyland770 on 26 March 2010, 22:48
got the gearbox linkage sorted, and re blacked the bumpers, it was a good day.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 26 March 2010, 23:14
washed it and it started raining  :angry: carried on anyway and also made some progress on my grille mod :afro:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 27 March 2010, 01:28
Thrashed it soundly as the world was peeing me off today.

Always cheers me up.
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Post by: Snoopy on 27 March 2010, 09:57
washed it and it started raining  :angry: carried on anyway and also made some progress on my grille mod :afro:
Did you get hit by that sudden huge down splash like i did, it was like the sky just opened?  :huh:

Today on the GTIs ive polished them and will now move on to sealant.
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Post by: moutains on 27 March 2010, 17:57
washed  autglym shampoo. autoglym sil. resin, extra gloss, wheel laquer, vinyl and rubber care for all plastics and tyres door shuts and under bonnet looks bl--dy gorgeous
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Post by: Toby on 27 March 2010, 18:14
took the wing off, brought a new wing, and dash board :) interior out tomorow :D
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Post by: Adam on 27 March 2010, 18:21
Fitted Recaro seats.
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Post by: capri_rob on 27 March 2010, 18:22
Removed the lower windscreen trim in the engine bay and cleared about 10 Years worth of leaves and gunk from the drain holes

Also gave it a wash and vac out to try and get rid of the smell of cigar smoke from the previous owner :sick:
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Post by: Neo Badness on 27 March 2010, 20:44
took the wing off, brought bought a new wing, and dash board :) interior out tomorow :D

There.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 27 March 2010, 22:44
got my R32 bumper grille cut to fit my grille mod and tonight got all the grille fillered and rubbed down a little loads to rub down  :sad:
oh well
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Post by: Snoopy on 28 March 2010, 17:32
Engine oil and filter change on the mk1 and a nice coat of paint wax on them both.
I need to sort waxoyl'ing the new one this coming week.
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Post by: hyland770 on 28 March 2010, 19:05
de-badged the rear of the mk3 so it looks smoooooooth  :cool: lots of cleaning, hoovering, polish and waxing also.  It was a good day.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 28 March 2010, 23:24
some more sanding down the filler on my front grille mod to level up ready to fill any imperfections in before final sand and then smoothing up ready for primer
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Post by: Dan34 on 29 March 2010, 00:56
Cleaned the hell out of it!

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll313/Dan34_photo/VR6/DSC_0135.jpg)
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 30 March 2010, 12:56
sanded the rest of the filler down on my front grille and then smoothed it all down in preperation for primer :afro: am i glad that bits out of the way  :grin: nearly there !!
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Post by: AlanD on 30 March 2010, 13:25
Fitted red front GTI badge

A total pain to fit as it was an eGay special. I decided against drilling as I want to be able to put the old one off so took a hack saw to the badge and stuck it on with strong adhesive pads.

Im still undecided so may well still put the old one back on  :undecided: :undecided: :undecided:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/twior/IMG_0139.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/twior/IMG_0140.jpg)
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Post by: VR6_Wherry on 30 March 2010, 14:46
+1 on the badge AlanD!
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Post by: Adam on 30 March 2010, 14:57
+1 on the badge AlanD!

The sh!t right there.
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Post by: mumbles on 30 March 2010, 15:09
adjusted PAS belt and Alternator belt. considered doing rocker cover gasket but it can wait till the weekend when  i have more time and it isn't so cold.
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Post by: FLOYDMAX on 30 March 2010, 15:17
JUST OUT HOSPITAL,, HAD A HEART ATTACK AND MUST TAKE IT EASY FOR A WHILE SO NO MORE PLAYING AROUND WITH  THE GOLF OR MY MOTORBIKE  BUT STILL ALIVE AND THAT'S WHAT MATTERS :wink: ALL THE BEST ALLAN.
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Post by: hyland770 on 30 March 2010, 15:31
jut walk it offf allan ul be fine!  Started preppinf my bits ready to be resprayed!
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Post by: mumbles on 30 March 2010, 16:32
Started preppin my bits ready to be resprayed!

what colour?.. what you doin with the car too?  :evil:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 30 March 2010, 18:13
Found a massive coolant leak..........  :cry:
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Post by: Sirminty on 30 March 2010, 19:26
fitted new alloys :smiley: :smiley:
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Post by: N900 MJT on 31 March 2010, 11:50
Taken it to the garage - to get its tracking done! then im going to see my mate about the colour for my wheels!
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 31 March 2010, 12:09
got my front grille all primered  :smiley: tommorrow its the turn of the black and nearly finished
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Post by: Adam on 31 March 2010, 14:14
Touched it
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Post by: VR6_ROB on 31 March 2010, 14:33
took the front crossmember for powder coating
removed the engine
fitted a bolt to the steering rack
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Post by: Dave_IOW on 31 March 2010, 14:48
Showed it the 3" Downpipe and Sports cat that arrived this morning  :shocked:
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Post by: Adam on 31 March 2010, 14:52
Showed it the 3" Downpipe and Sports cat that arrived this morning  :shocked:

Did it cry?
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Post by: p34chy on 31 March 2010, 16:54
today I have bought a jamex lowering kit, cant wait  :smiley:
yesterday I bought a replacement boot lid in mint condition of ebay  :grin:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 31 March 2010, 19:08
Found a massive coolant leak..........  :cry:

Carried on with this delightful job, in the rain, under the car, at the side of the road this afternoon.
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Post by: gazpowells on 31 March 2010, 20:48
bad weather back again so got nothing done again  :sad:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 01 April 2010, 00:54
just finished painting my grille satin black 2 coats of laquer to spray on later this morning and its finished  :smiley: :smiley:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 01 April 2010, 10:52
just finished spraying the 3rd coat of laquer its done!! just the badge to fit tommorrow and then get it fitted  :smiley:
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Post by: mowlamb on 01 April 2010, 11:25
Fitted my black wing mirror covers.

(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy80/mowlamb/wingmirrors2.jpg)

(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy80/mowlamb/wingmirrors.jpg)
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Post by: VR6_Wherry on 01 April 2010, 11:47
Found a leak in the Rad on the VR, sourced a new one to fit. Then i dropped it on its arse  :evil:
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Post by: hyland770 on 01 April 2010, 14:01
finished prepping the rust patches, sprayed them today and everything is hunky doory now! now about to polish an old piston and make it my gear knob  :cool:
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Post by: capri_rob on 01 April 2010, 17:27
Replaced the battery after last nights cold weather killed the last one :evil:

Bought a load of service bits from the dealer to hopefully get fitted over the weekend  :smiley:
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Post by: Mr_Orange on 01 April 2010, 18:15
Fitted new coolant flange and replaced coolant.
Flange 06A121132AP (£12)
Coolant VW G12++  (£8 / 1.5L)
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Post by: dom on 01 April 2010, 19:10
Changed my front grill to a debadged one, not too sure about it tho  :undecided: What do people think?

Before:

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/codling1234/Gti/IMG00066.jpg)

After:

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/codling1234/IMG00092.jpg)
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Post by: Adam on 01 April 2010, 19:48
Dom069, but your old one back on please.
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Post by: walchy01 on 02 April 2010, 13:04
Fetched her back from the garage, new clutch and waterpipe, no more water leaks for now :grin:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 02 April 2010, 13:46
removed the gti badge from my old grille and cleaned up some new trim/badge tape applied and fitted it onto my new front grille ready for fitting  :smiley:
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Post by: Andy-H on 02 April 2010, 17:28
Washed it and parked it up inside ready for the big clean up and paint of the brake calipers tomorrow  :cool:

Would be rude not to give it a couple of coats of wax while its in there as well  :grin:
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Post by: robz on 02 April 2010, 18:13
oiled the bottom of mine and washed it,
re badged the wolsfurg emblem, but its past it now though, new one when i repray the back!
touched up a few scratches and put it in my new lovely warm garage, lol!
look forward to the caliper pics andy!!
dom, i think they both look smart, and im normally dead against debadging them, lol.
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 02 April 2010, 18:13
Got it hoovered out and then fitted my new look front grille now well happy !!  :smiley: :cool:
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Post by: MK3GTI_16Valve on 02 April 2010, 20:16
refurbished 3 of the alloys and painted the front calipers red, pics to follow

Brian
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Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 April 2010, 21:43
Changed my front grill to a debadged one, not too sure about it tho  :undecided: What do people think?

Before:

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/codling1234/Gti/IMG00066.jpg)

After:

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/codling1234/IMG00092.jpg)

Tough one, to be honest i think they both look good???
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 03 April 2010, 14:38
just been to the dealers to pick up a chrome front vw badge for my grille and got that fitted on car just needs a wash now  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Andy-H on 03 April 2010, 16:52
Painted the calipers and gave it a damn good clean  :cool:
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Post by: capri_rob on 03 April 2010, 18:22
Cleaned out throttle body with carb cleaner
Cleaned out breather system
Fitted new genuine Air filter
Fitted new genuine Dizzy cap & rotor arm
Cured creaky/stiff clutch pedal with WD40 & grease


 :cool:
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Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 April 2010, 19:34
need to do electrics, watched it get pi55ed on all day!  :sad:
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Post by: Deano2711 on 03 April 2010, 20:41
Changed my front grill to a debadged one, not too sure about it tho  :undecided: What do people think?

Before:

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/codling1234/Gti/IMG00066.jpg)

After:

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/codling1234/IMG00092.jpg)

Tough one, to be honest i think they both look good???

Keep the de badged grill but take off the GTI badge and think about spraying the two slats black. Would look well smart then. I did this with mine in my sig picture.
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Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 April 2010, 21:17
Quote
Keep the de badged grill but take off the GTI badge and think about spraying the two slats black. Would look well smart then. I did this with mine in my sig picture.
Agreed, that is a good look.  :smiley:
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Post by: jmsheahan on 03 April 2010, 21:31
Sorry to throw a spanner in the works but badged one! Hate debadged grilles with a passion!
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Post by: hyland770 on 04 April 2010, 11:37
tinted front, side and rear repeaters, put a vw badge on the windscreen and drove it, also ordered some clay to get the paint BANGING   :cool:
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Post by: walchy01 on 04 April 2010, 12:01
Started to take a look at swapping the steering wheel and putting the MFA stalk back on, but i aint got a big enough socket head, only upto 19mm in my cheap set, need to sort this another day now :cry:

 
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Post by: LazyLunatic on 04 April 2010, 12:13
more stickers on it! and adjusted the handbrake (although i think there an underlying problem with it, nothing bad/major though)

also moved my plate onto the splitter to make room for some front bumper smoothing! was going to start at it earlier, but 1. I couldnt be assed! and 2. Its raining on and off.

looks like I will start it next week now!
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Post by: p34chy on 04 April 2010, 12:54
just spent the last 2 hours striping the interior of a dragon green mk3 golf gti with cream leather to put in my red mk3 golf gti (with shabby fabric interior)! lol, everything from the seats to the carpet and all inbetween is now in my garage before the grey clouds came over  :sad:
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Post by: northeast_gti-t on 04 April 2010, 14:48
just given it a good wash while the weathers nice  :smiley:
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Post by: Cory on 05 April 2010, 08:30
replaced the sunroof seal, and changed the rear lights to 16v units =)
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Post by: IBD4vid on 05 April 2010, 12:18
Done a service on it and gonna wash it now b4 a drive to london
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Post by: Deano2711 on 05 April 2010, 18:13
Give it a damn good clean it needed. Fixed the problem of my dropping door and hopefully stopped the water from coming in to the footwell....oh and then ironed the footwell....yes ironed the footwell. Needed to dry it out but the mrs's hairdryer was crap so out with the iron.  :grin: :grin:
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Post by: BaD-BoY on 05 April 2010, 18:19
As i didnt insure it yet , was sitting inside and admiring :)
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Post by: capri_rob on 05 April 2010, 19:41
Nothing today - but yesterday I did :

Pollen Filter
Fuel Filter
Spark Plugs
Oil flush/Change & new oil filter.

Getting there slowly :wink:
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Post by: Snoopy on 05 April 2010, 20:51
I pulled the front drivers wheel arch out and started to waxoyl it in there. Then it got too cold and windy. so i called it aday.
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Post by: hyland770 on 05 April 2010, 21:05
is getting gti seats and winding down the coilovers for santa pod this sunday, oh and gonna clay it too!
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Post by: tg1 on 05 April 2010, 21:25
checked the levels and pumped up the tyres.
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Post by: VR6_Wherry on 06 April 2010, 10:44
Fitted a new radiator in the pissing rain :(
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Post by: Dan34 on 06 April 2010, 13:52
Failed the MOT,