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Thread: Diesel isn't a dirty word...

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    Diesel isn't a dirty word...

    I've copied and pasted this from my build thread on UKMKIV's so it may be a bit loooong........


    I ordered the car new back in October of 2002, but due to me specifying factory leather it was a special order and took 12 weeks to arrive so it was registered in January 03.

    This is how she would have looked at the dealers when new.


    The delivery spec was:
    Golf GT TDi 130 five door in indigo blue
    Heated Leather
    Climate
    6 disc in dash CD changer
    Rear center head rest and center 3 point seat belt
    Mud flaps
    Luxury car mats
    That didn't last long as the wheels were swapped for 17" OZ Superturismo's at the dealers before I took delivery


    Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the car when it was first delivered.
    That is basically how she stayed for 3 years, then I made the mistake of joining a forum on recommendation of a friend

    The first mod after was an Eibach Pro kit, I ran these with the standard shocks at the time. The stance of the car was so much better, the ride wasn't as wallowing but the comfort was pretty much as factory.

    I then had it re-mapped by Colin's performance in Congleton.

    The wheels were showing signs of corrosion by now and they also looked rather like the R32 alloy so I decided I wanted a change and bought the RS6 reps


    That was the start of the slippery slope

    I then removed the rear Golf and TDi badges which cleaned up the rear


    but the center badge was just too big so I did the colour coded Sharan badge mod and fitted a rear aero wiper



    I turned my attention to the inside next, replacing the standard vents with the smooth closing Bora style ones, the obligatory W8 interior light, Beetle turbo gear knob, Bora sport half FIS speedo with MTE enabled and an R32 steering wheel.






    I had the windows tinted, originally I had the fronts done as well but after a police crack down in our area I removed the fronts and currently just have the rears done, TBH I am happy with this look especially as I don't need the stick on sun shades in the rear of the car for my daughter.





    Not happy with the candle headlights on the Golf I bought a set of Depo projector lights from Ebay and fitted a HID kit into them, at the same time I fitted a 4 motion front valance that I colour coded.

    Before:


    After:




    Bright lights and a 4 Motion front Valance fitted - uk-mkivs

    The suspension was getting a bit tired to say the least after running the standard shocks with the Eibachs so I fitted a set of the Ebay special coilovers along with some wheel spacers, front 3mm and rear 15mm per side (fronts to clear the adjuster rings).








    The ride height looked great and the handling was good but not quite right so on went the rear Whiteline adjustable ARB


    I needed new brake discs so I sorted the anchors out by fitting some 312mm's on the front - I managed to source the carriers from a chap breaking a TT on Ebay for £25 delivered . The rears I left standard but fitted new discs and pads.
    The only thing that was getting to me suspension wise was the bone shaking ride, the cheap coilies were not a good move so they had to go so I sourced some more shocks and refitted the Eibach's and regained the comfort

    I was also not too happy with the map I was running as it was verrry smokey and I was thinking of a different map, just then Chipped UK launched the ST3 system and I was lucky enough to bag one at the introductory offer price with two new maps. The power delivery was about the same but no where near as smokey on the fast road map and the MPG was acceptable too



    I had been thinking of getting the US spec rears for ages and these came up in the classifieds at the right money so I bought them



    Next up was the exhaust, another classifieds bargain





    Managed to find a set of FIS clocks at a scrap yard for £30 so these went in next




    The pedals were looking grubby so they whad new rubbers and a custom dead pedal cover from a member on GolfGTi forum





    Back in August 2008 at Tatton park I picked up 1 brand new Xenon light for £30 at the auto jumble , the guy had sold the other one 15 mins prior so I missed the pair


    During the course of acquiring the other one I managed to drop the first one and broke the leveling motor bracket these as to be expected are not available from VW - according to them it is new xenon time
    So Andy (Dent Reform) to the rescue and he gave me a complete LHD xenon that he had knocking about with the bracket and a good lens
    While I was fixing the xenon I decided to upgrade it from a pre 03 unit with wing mounted ballast to a late model one (as I had the ballasts already) so I got a wiring repair kit from VW (£40) - which comes with a new rear cap that has the mounting and connector for the ballast.





    The other difference between the two types of xenon is the early type use a 2 wire ignitor and the late type use a 3 wire ignitor so I needed a new one, which are not available from VW - New Xenon time again according to them so Ebay to the rescue for £25 . For future reference they are available for the Bora though but are £85.

    To fit the ignitor required the lens to be smashed and the light unit dis-assembled








    I used the lens off the light Andy gave me to repair the light, a bit nerve wracking when it came to smashing the lens but once done it is very straight forward



    April 2010 I had these from HH corner







    Neil

    Comments welcome as always
    Neil


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    Re: Diesel isn't a dirty word...

    I'd had a slight knocking on the rear of mine for quite a while and had been at a loss to what it can be as I'd changed bushes and struts and it was still there after.

    I went to the scrappy and there was a late Beetle in so I nabbed the strut mounts off the rear and fitted them thito the Golf, and it's cured it - no more knocking. I'd always thought there was nothing to the rear mounts being a cast alloy block but there must be something in there

    The car was to the body shop on to have a couple of rust spots sorted out and the as one is on the boot the handle is getting filled in and a popper fitted.

    As there will be no handle it leave loads of room to mount the solenoid






    Test fitted to my spare hatch



    I riveted it in when I finally fitted it so there is no movement.

    I've got a Bora CCM and two three buttom remotes to go in once the boot is finished

    I used a cone cutter as a nibbler to cut the hole and did the fine adjustment with a file



    Gave it a coat of primef and indigo blue to protect it more than anything as it will be covered by the boot trim after

    You can see how the Beetle latch fits into the hole




    The arm that holds the spring for the popper sticks out a bit so I bent it down slim it a tad







    Here you can see how the popper action of the latch will work



    The arm pushes the boot open when the catch is released

    With the covers back on



    The finished boot





    Neil


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    Re: Diesel isn't a dirty word...

    Next up was a replacement intercooler due to mine having a cracked core, I could have gone OEM replacement but they were quite expensive and I managed to source and fit an alloy replacement for less

    Pipework



    IC



    You can see once the bumper was off that the stock IC was weaping form the core






    I took the inlet manifold off while I was doing this and gave it a good clean





    To this






    The alloy IC fits where the factory one sits





    The MAP sensor needed mounting facing down so the wires didn't rub on the bumper cross member



    The lower coupling needed an SFS alloy joint to connect into the lower pancake and a straight peice of silicone tightened with two jubilee clips, there isn't really the space to use the T-Bar clamps



    The top IC connection is to a 90 degree silicone bend secured with a jubilee clip



    To a 45 degree bend alloy pipe then a 90 degree silicone bend onto the EGR delete



    With the covers fitted it looks pretty OEM





    Neil

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    Re: Diesel isn't a dirty word...

    really good write up there bud, some quality modding/upgrading done .

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    Re: Diesel isn't a dirty word...

    is your car ever dirty?? Looking better than ever mate

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    Re: Diesel isn't a dirty word...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    very nice
    cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by t1m View Post
    really good write up there bud, some quality modding/upgrading done .
    Thanks, it's all the more satisfying knowing that I have done it myself too

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckers View Post
    is your car ever dirty?? Looking better than ever mate
    Cheers Paul, yes it does get dirty - I just dont normally post those pics





    Is that dirty enough

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    Re: Diesel isn't a dirty word...

    cheers for tonight dude. lovely car too!!

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    Re: Diesel isn't a dirty word...

    looking good
    You'll Never Walk Alone

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    Re: Diesel isn't a dirty word...

    Quote Originally Posted by mickstoke View Post
    cheers for tonight dude. lovely car too!!
    No problem hope you get the flat spot sorted out, like I said last night I think the timing may be off slightly.

    This is what I mean by the cam pulley having some adjustment



    Have a look at the guides on MyTurboDiesel

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve113 View Post
    looking good
    Cheers Steve

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