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Title: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 22 April 2021, 09:28
Hello Everyone,

Been a member for a while now, so thought I might as well fire together how my car is progressing.
I had a 7.5 GTD for 2 years, enjoyed it but always missed a petrol engine, had been on the look for a while and my local dealer had one drop it from a trade in with great spec on it and most importantly it being a 3 door so I went for it.

Photos of it at the local forecourt

(https://i.postimg.cc/QMZS1hGm/IMG-4883.png) (https://postimg.cc/5XpwMctQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/GhpfmLds/IMG-4882.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hhHsCqJS)

Finally got it home, beside my old GTD

(https://i.postimg.cc/wxRVf1q2/IMG-5029.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XX3dX7yB)

(https://i.postimg.cc/przhB3FH/Screenshot-2021-04-22-at-09-33-33.png) (https://postimg.cc/wRxjqf2f)

Spec List over standard for the car includes:
Performance Pack
Climate Windscreen
7-Speed DSG (DQ381)
Vienna Leather
Panoramic Sunroof
Dynaudio Excite System
Discover Pro Radio
Rear Camera
19in Santiago Alloys

Firstly the most important bit I had carried out was a having a Front End Paint Protection Film applied to the Bumper, Bonnet, Arches, Headlights and Wing Mirrors as well as the rear boot lip beneath the boot lid was wrapped. As the car had maybe one or two stone chips when I got it, it was to protect it going forward as well as from shopping being dragged in and out of the boot.

Whilst it was in getting wrapped they also wrapped the roof gloss black to tie into the sunroof. They did a fantastic job on both.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Wb8c3WBh/bb437fb5-2cf5-400a-8370-3e24505d8823.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KR1HpNv2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/P5hZSfyF/Screenshot-2021-04-22-at-09-34-01.png) (https://postimg.cc/56760VZw)


Following on from this, the car came with aftermarket carpet mats in the car, not to my personal taste so I swapped them out with my old Weathertech Rubber Mats from the GTD.

(https://i.postimg.cc/4xXVmCXD/Screenshot-2021-04-24-at-19-20-54.png) (https://postimg.cc/mt6t55zj)


I then broke out the Rupes Bigfoot and corrected the paintwork followed by applying a ceramic coating to the paintwork and hydrophobic coating to the wrapped areas. During this my V750 came back and I could place my own registration plate on, but the internet doesn't need to see it. :tongue: I also painted the Brake Disc Hubs and they were getting rusty, just a bit of Hammerite Smooth Silver as due to Brexit I can't currently get hold of POR15.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Qdj5gtYf/IMG-5340-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGdGM1LX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qBnC9n9m/IMG-5342-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XXjJ5ZNF)

There was a few nice dry evenings and the salt was off the roads, so I took the Edition 30 out for a run out and got a picture of them together.

(https://i.postimg.cc/25mHZrnY/IMG-5209-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SnT700Z1)

Currently I'm mulling over choosing some new alloys for the car, but thought I might as well try on my old BBS CI-R 19's (Et45 8.5J) from the GTD wrapped in Michelin PS4S's (225/35R19). Not too certain if I like the complete dark theme on the car so took them off and put the Santiago's back on and then swapped the Michelins onto the Santiagos as the Pirelli P-Zero's (Fairly new) just weren't cutting it for me.
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/Hs3sCpHN/Screenshot-2021-04-22-at-09-33-44.png) (https://postimg.cc/MvM87Jn0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/26XRGVxh/IMG-5272.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S28vNQ3x)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dQktXYTw/IMG-5277.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K4b2kCNH)

Recently fitted some Gloss Black Mirror Caps as well to tie into the Dark Theme.

(https://i.postimg.cc/7Ywdz14d/IMG-5513.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjDdKWhz)

I also got the rear three windows tinted up to the optional factory spec (90%).

(https://i.postimg.cc/5yBPb3P1/IMG-5548.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GTpPjkwS)
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: SRGTD on 22 April 2021, 09:59
Looking good  :cool:. I personally like the combination of your BBS alloys on a TR GTI, but then we don’t all like the same things.

Your ED30 looks quite narrow compared to your mk7.5 GTI. I used to be able to get my mk5 Golf in my small single garage without too much trouble. I did try getting a mk7 in there when I had one as a courtesy car but it was quite a tight squeeze! 
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 22 April 2021, 10:24
Looking good  :cool:. I personally like the combination of your BBS alloys on a TR GTI, but then we don’t all like the same things.

Your ED30 looks quite narrow compared to your mk7.5 GTI. I used to be able to get my mk5 Golf in my small single garage without too much trouble. I did try getting a mk7 in there when I had one as a courtesy car but it was quite a tight squeeze!

If we all liked the same thing the road would be very boring  :grin: I just think in Satin Black they look a bit severe, if I didn't lose all the small BBS badge details I'd just refurb them satin platinum (OB5).

It is quite a bit narrower, I think it's just the wingspan of the wing mirrors make it appear so though. But we all get a bit fatter as we grow up  :grin:
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: Watts on 22 April 2021, 10:50
A lovely set of Revos in satin bronze :whistle:

https://www.lkperformance.co.uk/wheels/revo/6061-rv019-matt-bronze
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 22 April 2021, 10:54
Broke out the laptop and Hex-V2 VCDs cable and changed the throttle response from time based and to direct input, to help the throttle responsiveness.  :smiley:

A lovely set of Revos in satin bronze :whistle:

https://www.lkperformance.co.uk/wheels/revo/6061-rv019-matt-bronze

I always loved the Revo Alloys and was very close to buying the bronze for the old GTD, but thought I'd need to lower it for it to work, as I take the car onto construction sites I can't lower the car. (clipped the front canard on the lower bumper of the GTD previously  :sad:)
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 22 April 2021, 11:10
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Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: madstaff on 22 April 2021, 19:47
That is bloody lovely.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 02 May 2021, 12:03
Small update - Fixed a rattle in the passenger door card today as it was more effort to take it to Volkswagen to get sorted. But I'll be trying to get the Dynaudio A-Pillar replaced under warranty as the speaker sounds on it's way out.
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 10 May 2021, 14:17
My T-Roc Pretorias arrived today along with the clubsport centre caps, so I'll be ceramic coating them and then putting them on.  :smiley:

I went with the clubsport centre caps as I thought it would tie the alloys into the red of the car better since they are a matt grey colour.

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(https://i.postimg.cc/RVKvymyT/IMG-5649.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcjrNw0k)

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Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 21 May 2021, 14:06
Fitted the Manifold Cover into the engine bay along with the Skoda Washer Cap.


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Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: CS#303 on 27 May 2021, 13:22
Nice, got the manifold cover on mine and it really finishes off the engine bay. And mine is red too!  :grin:
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 20 June 2021, 16:56
Nice, got the manifold cover on mine and it really finishes off the engine bay. And mine is red too!  :grin:

It's strange they didn't add it to your Clubsport, I was hmming and Ha'ing over whether to buy the cover or not, glad I did though helps tidy it up.

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Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 29 June 2021, 22:07
(https://i.postimg.cc/G2b5CtzX/IMG-0162-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mc6w3bv9)

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Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: Watts on 30 June 2021, 08:27
Lovely :smiley: But what idiot parked their car in the way? :laugh:
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 30 June 2021, 09:43
Lovely :smiley: But what idiot parked their car in the way? :laugh:

 :grin: I know! You go out for one evening on the bike to hold up traffic, now they're blocking me!  :grin:
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: daviegsxr on 08 November 2021, 19:23
Hi, new to the forum. I have 2x 7.5 GTI's and wondered if you have the part number for the manifold cover that you added.
Thanks.
David. 
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: madstaff on 08 November 2021, 19:44
Hi, new to the forum. I have 2x 7.5 GTI's and wondered if you have the part number for the manifold cover that you added.
Thanks.
David.

I think the part numbers are -

Inlet Manifold Cover (06K103925AA)
Ball Stud (06E103164)

Maybe when Willni sees this he'll confirm them??
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: Watts on 08 November 2021, 20:11
This? https://www.awesomegti.com/shop-by-brand/awesome/oem-inlet-manifold-cover-for-vag-2-0tfsi-ea888-gen3-engines/
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 08 November 2021, 20:27
Hi, new to the forum. I have 2x 7.5 GTI's and wondered if you have the part number for the manifold cover that you added.
Thanks.
David.

I got mine from Coverdale Car Parts https://www.coverdalecarparts.co.uk/product-page/manifold-cover-kit-ea888 never actually got the part numbers
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 12 November 2021, 21:26
Update - Got a nice set of Belvedere alloys for winter. Swapped off the Bridgestone S001's they came with for my Goodyear UltraGrip's, then gave them a good clean as there was A LOT of imbedded brake dust on the alloys.

Then I coated them with Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour to make it that bit easier to look after. Also aligned all the centre caps with the air valve for OCD fun.

(https://i.postimg.cc/mk525MbL/IMG-1012.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/64CX782g)
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 14 November 2021, 12:04
Been a busy weekend in the parish, decided I hated the silver disc hubs and stripped them right back and painted them satin black, then I fitted the Belvedere winter alloys after I coated them in Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour. Then I gave it a good clean as it's due it's service this week as it's about to hit 6k miles since the last one.


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Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 21 November 2021, 18:01
Topped up the ceramic coat with Gyeon CanCoat to get me to Easter before I do a full reapplication of a full ceramic coating pair.

(https://i.postimg.cc/xCsNYJXt/IMG-1083.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mzHgyrNH)
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 22 December 2021, 14:33
Decided to go for a steering wheel refurb as I like my steering wheel slightly thicker and the old one had a few scratches that were annoying me.

 
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Before & After

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Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 05 January 2022, 13:50
Nothing too exciting.

Minor service back on December at 10.3k miles, and today had the VAQ diff serviced (every 3 years) at now 10.8k miles
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: Paul_GTI on 04 February 2022, 07:29
How much did the steering wheel refurb set you back if you don't mind me asking? Also, how is it holding up.
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 04 February 2022, 15:04
How much did the steering wheel refurb set you back if you don't mind me asking? Also, how is it holding up.

It was £175 + Postage, but just remember materials have gone up with covid so prices could have increased.
With regard to holding up, it's still like brand new. In my opinion it is one of the best things you can do to make the car feel brand new again.
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 04 February 2022, 15:06
Picked up these Brescia alloys from my local Volkswagen dealer today, toyed with the idea of getting replicas but I'd rather spend the extra and have the real thing.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kX0snzk9/IMG-1916.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fN09sHQ)

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Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: Dazie00 on 09 February 2022, 20:00
Think it looks bloomin lovely, love the TR black theme, feel mine is gonna look quite similar once i get going. nice work.
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 26 February 2022, 14:10
Think it looks bloomin lovely, love the TR black theme, feel mine is gonna look quite similar once i get going. nice work.

Thanks  :smiley: There's not really a whole lot I've done to mine, I just like keeping it nice and putting a few tasty but subtle changes to set it apart.
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 26 February 2022, 14:13
No spectacular changes just put on the 12 & 15mm spacers from Watfields Ltd (PCD Parts) which were very good quality aluminium with a slight touch of grease for future removal. Also to the great disgust to many of the English members here, I've put the mudflaps back on the car.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kXj64yBW/IMG-2143.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ykZYpchN)
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 16 March 2022, 14:02
Spring has sprung and summer has arrived, introducing the new summer look

(https://i.postimg.cc/hvCjQBKt/IMG-2271.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YLWkTT45)
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: jaceyboy on 16 March 2022, 16:20
Bring back the prets :cool: :grin:
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: Dazie00 on 19 March 2022, 09:23
Spring has sprung and summer has arrived, introducing the new summer look

(https://i.postimg.cc/hvCjQBKt/IMG-2271.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YLWkTT45)
Love that , got the spacers on there as well?
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: Snoopy on 19 March 2022, 09:31
Really like the way it looks in summer mode  :cool:
Title: Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
Post by: willni on 19 March 2022, 19:55
Bring back the prets :cool: :grin:

Prets are too R looking, which isn't a good thing imo too many of them!

Love that , got the spacers on there as well?

Yep 12 & 15mm in black from Watfields/PCD Parts

Really like the way it looks in summer mode  :cool:

Thanks! This is so far my favourite look as I was having trouble moving on from my GTD's look which couldn't transfer over.