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Offline bored_Welsh_lad

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DIY GUIDES... You will love me for this :D
« on: 04 July 2007, 10:19 »
Well... i have been building up a diy thread on ED38 and thought i would share it.. if anyone has any other DIY's they would like to share please add the link here and ill add it to the list.. nice one.


Electrical
Mk3 headlight pin wiring
Mk4 headlamps in mk3
Relay/Fuse Positions
Improving Central locking Working Distance
LED Dashlight Changes
MFA Hack
Needles backlit

Brakes
Front 2.0 Brakes by Dan Reed
Rear 2.0 Brakes by Dan Reed
Creating a Brake Bleeding Kit By Dan Reed
replacing ABS sensor
312mm brake upgrades



Interior
Creating Short Shifter By Dan Reed
Chrome Door Pulls By Dan Reed
Installing Air/Fuel Gauge By Dan Reed
Changing leds in switches
Removing the headling
recovering the headlining
Wet Carpets
Stock grills with aftermarket speakers
Removing Door panels
cluster needle swap
Installing Momo Steering Wheel
Replacing window Regulator
Replacing Door Catches
Removing Standard Radio

Engine
Installing a Camshaft By Dan Reed
Changing the cambelt on a 2.0
Timing up a VR6
Installing a Chip
Replacing Snapped Dipstick Mount
Checking your MAF is ok
Setting the Cable change on a VR6
Clutch and flywheel removal
Drilling your airbox
Full Tranny Change
Cam and Spring Replacement for VR6
VW Cutting out??Oil Light on??
Changing gearbox oil
PCV modifications
polishing VR6 Manifold
Installing Bleed Valve
manifold polishing
throttle body porting
Oil change
replacing the oil pump
Coilpack Repair(VR6)
Changing Fuel Filter
Porting Cylinder head
Cleaning ISV
Thermostat replacement VR6
Thermostat Replacement VR6 with pic
Draining Coolant
2.0L Basic Tuning Guide
Throttle body alignment

Suspension
Installing Polybushs into lower arms by Dan Reed
Installing Coilovers in a mk3
Changing Rear beam bushes the correct way
Front suspension rebuild
Rear Shock Replacement


Wheels
Painting your wheels by JeepsterUC
Wheel Bearing Replacement
Painting your wheels thread 2
The ultimate Wheel Thread/What wheels fit/What offset
wheel scuff repair

Exterior
Smoothing Front Bumper
Installing bumper lip
Installing Hoodstruts
Vento/Golf front end swap
removing bumpers
headlights now blackened
Removing the vw badge on rear
Tinting your fogs
Installing Single Wiper
De-arching Gti bits
Vento conversion
OEM style badges
Flushing boot and bonnet
Fixing Saggy Doors
Replacing SideSkirts
Tinting Taillights
Textured bumpers mod
Dont have a welder?.. want to flush your boot...
Ghetto tinted fogs
Ghetto turbo conv.. haha cheap as chips
Tinted Tails
Headlamps tinted?
Beesting Aerial Seal


Misc.
Etka Style Manuals
Tyre Size Calculator
Clearing Service Codes
Paint Codes
Difference in Engine mounts
Basic Turbo knowledge
german plate legalities
Creating a Switchblade key
OBDII Error Codes
Mk3 8v Gti Information thread
The mk3 Interior Thread

**Ive got tonnes to add but if anyone has any good suggestions can the pm them to me or add them to this thread and ill keep updating them**
« Last Edit: 09 November 2007, 23:36 by bored_Welsh_lad »
Mk3 Golf Gti:Full Milltek system and Decat,K&N filter,mk2 Cam,-1.5 degree camber shims, borbet a's, toyo proxies,hot tuning coils, brembo vented discs, greenstuff pads...Soon to have Eaton Power

mk3 16v 5dr Gti,mintex extreme pads,drilled/grooved discs,lowered,cat back powerflow system,omp panel filter with modified airbox,debadged grill, started prep for spraying, lots to come :D

Bumper Vents :D

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Re: DIY GUIDES... You will love me for this :D
« Reply #1 on: 04 July 2007, 10:20 »
UPDATED **
« Last Edit: 09 November 2007, 23:37 by bored_Welsh_lad »
Mk3 Golf Gti:Full Milltek system and Decat,K&N filter,mk2 Cam,-1.5 degree camber shims, borbet a's, toyo proxies,hot tuning coils, brembo vented discs, greenstuff pads...Soon to have Eaton Power

mk3 16v 5dr Gti,mintex extreme pads,drilled/grooved discs,lowered,cat back powerflow system,omp panel filter with modified airbox,debadged grill, started prep for spraying, lots to come :D

Bumper Vents :D

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« Reply #2 on: 04 July 2007, 11:47 »
CAN SOMONE STICKY THIS PLEASE! VERY GOOD LINKS!  :cool:

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Re: DIY GUIDES... You will love me for this :D
« Reply #3 on: 04 July 2007, 12:19 »
Nice one, cheers

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« Reply #4 on: 04 July 2007, 13:19 »
TOP STUFF, this will help a lot of people

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« Reply #5 on: 04 July 2007, 14:24 »
wow, very nice. now i just hope the links dont die :angry:

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« Reply #6 on: 04 July 2007, 14:36 »
one question about the "how to paint wheels" topic. What paint/primer should i get if i were to do this? That was obviously done in america so they have different paints. Anyone?

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« Reply #7 on: 04 July 2007, 22:22 »
one question about the "how to paint wheels" topic. What paint/primer should i get if i were to do this? That was obviously done in america so they have different paints. Anyone?
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« Reply #8 on: 05 July 2007, 08:35 »
sorry ive just got on here... id say to use some etch primer so it takes to the stripped wheels
Mk3 Golf Gti:Full Milltek system and Decat,K&N filter,mk2 Cam,-1.5 degree camber shims, borbet a's, toyo proxies,hot tuning coils, brembo vented discs, greenstuff pads...Soon to have Eaton Power

mk3 16v 5dr Gti,mintex extreme pads,drilled/grooved discs,lowered,cat back powerflow system,omp panel filter with modified airbox,debadged grill, started prep for spraying, lots to come :D

Bumper Vents :D

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« Reply #9 on: 05 July 2007, 09:27 »
I occasionally help someone with a mk3.  Very useful, thanks  :smiley: