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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Mon Mar 30 2009, 00:28

I should take pics but she is a filthy girl at the moment, I wouldn't let my mother see her.

There has been one scrap on one of the speed bumps but nothing much, she could go a little lower. We should be at this thursdays meet unless the newly MOT'd Beetle comes.
They failed her on pulling brakes Crying or Very sad.
So Knighty came over to the MOT car park and helped me perform a fix. Paul, a mechanic at the workshop there, helped out by lending me tool and also fitting some new split pins. He then came out with me for a new brake test and a while later we had a green sheet for her.

That was a painful few hours and to be sure, I will be fitting new brake hoses and cylinders to the drums to bring it all up to the same standard. Old cars, don't you just love them Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Mon Mar 30 2009, 01:32

Calimori wrote:
I should take pics but she is a filthy girl at the moment, I wouldn't let my mother see her.

im think he ment pictures of the car Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Mon Mar 30 2009, 04:15

Haha. I am sure I meant the car...

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Fri Apr 03 2009, 04:56

Time to update the thread a little on the Golf to actually say what has been done.

New brake disks and pads all round
Cambelt and water pump
Poly bushed wishbone mounts (not front)
Poly bushed drop links
Poly bushed ARB
Poly bushed engine mount
Silicon cold side induction pipe (forge)
Silicon Turbo intake pipe (forge), cut inside of light cluster to get it to fit.
Silicon boost bypass pipe (forge)
Complete revised and modified PCV system.
Adjustable recirculating blow off valve (forge fmcl007p)
Replaced vacuum pipes with silicon pipes and new clips.
Replaced N75F valve with N75J
Gaz GHA coilover suspension with a good drop and a lot of dampening.

I was trying to get it running right before a simple remap but got stuck between a stage one and a stage two remap so carried on working on it.

OK up coming work for the car:
Fit the Turbo Back Milltek exhaust system that should arrive in the next few days.
Take off the rear dampeners and cut down the bump stops as I think it is riding on them.
Replace two more boost hoses that have been sitting in a box.
Replace all boost pipe clips with stronger ones where not already done.
Drop the front a few more cm's
Buy a new after market panel filter.
Clay and polish the car.

I am also considering a Forge front mounted intercooler as that should give me better running.
I now like this car, not as much as I liked my MK2 but it is now close and the engine is certainly more fun.

You might get some pictures soon, she is a bit cleaner now.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Thu May 14 2009, 11:51

Update the thread a bit.

Rear bump stops were cut and that made the ride much better, front dropped a few more cm's. This car now handles much better.

Milltek exhaust was fitted:



The yard with La Silver in the background.



Do you think that downpipe will make a difference?



It was quite a change.



Getting serious with the grinder.

K & N panel filter fitted.

This car is now sounds, looking and riding much better. She is still dirty though so I plan to call her dirty girl for now.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Thu May 14 2009, 12:10

u are doing realy well m8 iv got lots of things to do to my mk4 turbo but dant av the time at the mo keep up the good wrk m8
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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Fri May 15 2009, 02:23

Swapped in some all new coil packs yesterday and fitted a new N75f valve as I believe the j valve was cutting my boost at top end.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Fri May 15 2009, 05:19

An addition to the project cost will be new underwear for me. Jen tried everything, Cillit bang, a spatula and a blowtorch but we had to bury them in the end.

I was very impressed, a modern heavy car that feels as nimble as something much smaller.

Its always good to actually reap the rewards of lots of hard work.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Fri May 15 2009, 07:04

Sorry about that, I should have remembered that with my motorbike riding and your fear of dying that I was going to do nothing other than make you need new underpants. Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Fri May 15 2009, 08:21

Nah, like I said it was like a system check.

Heatbeat - check
Thought processes - check
Grip (both on door handle and sphincter on seat) - check
Adrenaline - check
silly giggle - check
Emergency evacuation process of poo factory - also check.

In all seriousness I was bloody impressed how different it felt from the day we test drove it down in wycombe.
Its a credit to you dude.


Can't wait for a post remap ride along. I'll get Jen to get some incontinence pants from work so we'll be ok.

Stu

PS - Geoff is a cracking driver, I am a shite passenger. I find the big wheel at the fair too scary, and on theme park days out I am the designated bag holder off to one side.
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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sat May 16 2009, 16:27

Stu your crazy dude... you crack me up! Very Happy

G your rockin and rollin dude... your a perfectionist and everything has to be spot on! its how you roll dude! Smile also i think ive learnt more about 20v turbo,s from this thread than from anywhere else!.... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sun Jun 07 2009, 06:39

A week before Fitzy's went, my driver side windows regulators broke. These are the grips that hold the bottom of the window and are on wires that make the window go up and down.
More information and how to fix them is here:
Replacing Windows Regulators and door locks.

It just took about 90 minutes to do the driver side, fairly straight forward but only because I knew where the clips were.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sun Jun 07 2009, 09:42

me n bazz done mine saturday............i hated every second of it and dont want to do one ever again!

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sun Jun 07 2009, 10:28

Had your windows dropped completely? That is meant to make it a bit harder, I had also taken it apart the week before to see what bits I needed so that meant half the clips were already loose.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sun Jun 07 2009, 10:47

no it didnt drop completly i managed to catch it !! - i had never even taken a door card off a mk4 before , let alone remove the regulator

...........anyway............never again!! (well until the n/s one goes!)

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sun Jun 07 2009, 17:11

Was fun to say the least Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Mon Jun 08 2009, 12:29

thank u for ur help and calm head uncle B

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Mon Jun 08 2009, 13:32

I only changed the clips, did you change the wire and pully system?
I made sure I read up on it before I started so I knew what to expect. It also allowed me to check the door seals were not leaking as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Fri Jun 12 2009, 15:32

yeah we changed the WHOLE set-up!! grrrr!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Wed Jun 17 2009, 09:38

Front mounter intercooler and the parts required for cold side diversion have arrived Twisted Evil.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Fri Jul 10 2009, 07:17

I am fitting the front mount tomorrow morning, if anyone fancies working out with me how this is done and giving a helping hand then give me a shout. I plan to start about about 09:30 and be finished 2 hours later to make the missus breakfast. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sat Jul 11 2009, 09:21

Ah dude only just read this... let us know how you get on and if you need a hand doing anything else.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sun Jul 12 2009, 02:02

Well it took three hours as there was a few obstacles I needed to over come and the bumper needs taking off and refitting but the intercooler is on.
The map sensor had corroded into the old intercooler, I had to cut it out carefully and refit it. Then I just couldn't get the bumper properly fitting on my own but other than that it was a simple enough job.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sun Jul 12 2009, 02:25



Nice new hoses.



Old location



Stripped down



Size comparision



Fitted up.

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PostSubject: Re: Current Toys   Sun Jul 12 2009, 04:10

Nice one geoff!!!!!!

If I wasn't at work I'd of popped round Very Happy

how does it compare then Very Happy
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