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Offline VR6_Wherry

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Frequently Asked Questions
« on: 07 October 2010, 14:09 »
Frequently asked questions

I think it’s about time we have some easily available info for new/old users about the basics of modifying and common issues. Please remember these are based for us less talented mechanical monkeys  :grin:

Mods please don’t move this to the Info and maintenance section as not many people look in there! Can it be stickyed in here?

Before posting a new topic, try a search. Or at least have a look in this section as there is A LOT of info in there.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=57.0

Suspension

1st question people always ask are: “Are these any good” (With a link to Ebay referring to either Hottuning/JOM/Jamex Coilovers. These are budget coilovers, as stated in the ad. Some people haven’t had issues where as the majority do (Squeaking and seizing) still value for money. For a proper decent setup your looking at £600+ although SPAX are very good value for money too. REMEMBER YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

Induction Kit/Drilled Airbox

For any real gains in this department you NEED to have cold air going in to the engine. There is no point of bolting on an induction kit as this will do nothing but suck in hot air. People have found the cheapest and easiest thing is to drill your current airbox with a performance filter (K&N and Pipercross seem to be favourites).

Here is a link:

How to: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3063843

Gains: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=129025.0

You can still run an induction kit, but make sure it it’s protected from the heat and your running a cold air feed. For the VR6 the most popular kit is the BMC CDA kit.

Exhaust systems

A lot of people run cat back systems. Jetex, Magnex, Scorpion and Milltek all have good reputations.

If I remember correctly, all the 8v/16v/VR6 systems fit but the 8v uses a short reducer on the cat back.

De-arching/re-arching, Bumpers, Lights and Interior

GTI/VR6 arches can be removed by drilling out the rivets under the wing. You will then need to replace the side trim with CL/GL side trim.

Later VR6 models came smoothed.

Textured bumpers and smooth bumpers are interchangeable between all models.

Anyone who doesn’t own a GTI/VR6 that want to upgrade their interior. This is the easiest way to improve it. Simply just replace the seats and door cards with the GTI ones, VR6 leather will also fit. Will make a big improvement for little cost 5 door and 3 door seats will all fit with out a problem, however door cards won't. :afro:

Common issues and faults.

Cutting out: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=2080.0

Interior wetness: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=59014.0

Common Faults: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=31354.0

But as stated earlier, please look in this section as there are lots of helpful hints and tips  :smiley:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=57.0

Paint Code

Paint codes can be found on the sticker in the boot, or on the service book.

Vento Front

To acheive the Vento look all you need is the bonnet, lights and grill. NOT the slam panel!

1.8T Conversion

Before asking this daily question please have a search or if you don't know how/can't be bothered some info can be found here:

A basic list of what you may need:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=213901.0

Please remember that depending on your base then you may need more then is specified.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=124485.0

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=209521.0


If there is anything wrong or needs adding, just let me know and I will change/update  :smiley:
« Last Edit: 30 November 2011, 14:53 by VR6_Wherry »

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Re: Frequently asked questions
« Reply #1 on: 07 October 2010, 14:14 »
More common issues and mods info http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=57.0

Oh and use the Search function  :wink:
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Re: Frequently asked questions
« Reply #2 on: 07 October 2010, 14:37 »
That's two Searches and 3 links to the Mk3 Maintenance + Info section in two posts!!  :cool: :grin: :grin:

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Re: Frequently asked questions
« Reply #3 on: 07 October 2010, 15:06 »
Excellent :afro:
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Re: Frequently asked questions
« Reply #4 on: 07 October 2010, 15:10 »
Excellent :afro:

Cheers Wayne, hopefully helps you out too, as you always seem to have to answer them!  :grin:

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Re: Frequently asked questions
« Reply #5 on: 30 October 2010, 16:11 »
great help  :smiley:

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #6 on: 23 November 2011, 09:00 »
Updated this again, please look here before posting a question as i may have covered it!


Any thing i should add guys?

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #7 on: 23 November 2011, 19:25 »
How about something about the recent daily asked question of engine conversions? Though not sure what to link to as the forums engine conversion faq is very outdated and pretty much useless once you get past the basic information
20vt conversion, sig pic coming soon!

Build thread http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=167291.0

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #8 on: 29 November 2011, 23:20 »
Ye the engine conversion section needs a serious overhaul me thinks. Theres enough of us that have done various engine conversions/modifications to make it quite comprehensive. Could start with Brads/Dans 1.8T list, then......
How to charge/turbo a VR
How to charge/turbo an ABF
How to charge/turbo an 8v?!?!? (yes we all know this costs lots an lots for little gain but some info on it may be helpful)
Lets get on it peeps, I think we are all getting a littl bored of the same questions been asked

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #9 on: 30 November 2011, 14:54 »
Ye the engine conversion section needs a serious overhaul me thinks. Theres enough of us that have done various engine conversions/modifications to make it quite comprehensive. Could start with Brads/Dans 1.8T list, then......
How to charge/turbo a VR
How to charge/turbo an ABF
How to charge/turbo an 8v?!?!? (yes we all know this costs lots an lots for little gain but some info on it may be helpful)
Lets get on it peeps, I think we are all getting a littl bored of the same questions been asked

I've added the thread that Brad has wrote with the basic information on which you will need. I'll wait for you to do your turbo build then we can add that one too!  :smiley: