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Old 11-01-2017, 09:58 PM   #41
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We are due snow in London tomorrow, supposedly, but who knows.

Wish I only had 240 euros in my bike, by the time I'm done maybe £700? Maybe more
Haha, it does add up.... It helps that I have a parts bin in the cellar the size of Wiggle's warehouse.

Ironically the bike I do the most KMs on is my junkyard commuter, I found the frame dumped in a hedge and I must have well over 10,000km on it by now! Still, if it fits, goes fast and doesn't get knicked, that's about all I need in a commuter bike.... Anyway apologies again for the thread drift! Back to the Golf!
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:52 PM   #42
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Update - 12/01/2017

So I have had some bits and pieces arrive.

- Forge silicone hose 4mm
- Clamps for 4mm hose
- Iridium spark plugs
- OEM fuel filter & new clamp
- OEM pollen filter
- OEM oil filter & Quantum Platinum 5w-40
- Brake booster pipe on the vacuum system
- Yellow dipstick tube (I now need to order a dipstick to match as mine is orange!)





I'm still waiting on my KillAllWipers acrylic de-wiper to arrive to replace the rubber one that's currently there.

Before I purchased the car, I also flushed out the power steering fluid and filtered through some new green hydraulic fluid. Some of you may of seen this on the passat and the results were the same on both, I will post the pictures I took while in ownership of the passat so you get the idea.

This was a process of syphoning out the reservoir tank, filling up with fresh fluid and letting the engine run for a couple of moments and turning the wheel one turn to the other. The golf took 4 flushes to get a happy ending result.









Also on that note, I done a photoshoot recently and in return I got a set of speakers, they were going to go in the Passat but now these and the adaptors will have a home in the golf. I also have picked up some Silent Coat sound deadening and a roller. Will pick up some Silent Coat for also for behind the door cards.



It's not often I do anything myself on my own car, I help out with my friend who does the majority of my work but that's as far as it gets for me. But today I had some free time at work and I changed the spark plugs myself .

It's a good feeling and I want to get my hands dirty on this car some more.

I know spark plugs are not exciting, but here have some photos.











Hopefully tomorrow, I will get the car on the ramp and get the part number off of the starter motor and get a replacement ordered. Not sure how much longer I can handle the noise on start up haha.

More updates on Saturday anyhow.
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Grant can you do me a favour and PM me the part numbers for all your service bits?

Love the progress so far.
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If i was you i would change the oil pickup pipe on that i have had 4 of them and i had one block on me and it went bang google is your friend with this
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Where are you getting your genuine parts from bud?
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I love that last photo of the spark in your hand.
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He has mentioned TPS a few times so probably there
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He has mentioned TPS a few times so probably there
I'm guessing that's just like euro car parts? Not sure if I've got one of them nearby
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Trade Parts Specialists (TPS) are the trade parts arm of the Volkswagen Audi Group.
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Grant can you do me a favour and PM me the part numbers for all your service bits?

Love the progress so far.
I will get them fired over shortly mate, spark plugs were from Awesome GTI thought but I can give you the part number still, also no air filter as the car came with a Pipercross panel filter.

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If i was you i would change the oil pickup pipe on that i have had 4 of them and i had one block on me and it went bang google is your friend with this
That's on the to do list

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I love that last photo of the spark in your hand.
Ha thanks man!

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Where are you getting your genuine parts from bud?
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I'm guessing that's just like euro car parts? Not sure if I've got one of them nearby
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Trade Parts Specialists (TPS) are the trade parts arm of the Volkswagen Audi Group.
Correct. As mentioned from TPS. Have a look here - https://tps.trade/

You can find your local branch on there, most cases if you pop in they will serve you over the counter even if you are not trade, but some places are a bit stricter. Luckily for me I can order through work and get it delivered
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