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Old 07-01-2017, 05:04 PM   #1
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VW Golf GTi 1.8 Turbo

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Cream Leather Heated Recaros

Exterior
De Wipered
De Badged

Lighting
LED Number Plate Lights

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Pipercross Panel Filter
Iridium Spark Plugs

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S3 Alloy Wheels

So I just swapped over my B5 passat estate for this car with a friend at work, bit unexpected as I was loving wagon life. But anyway, I have always had an itch to own a 20v turbo and here it is.

Blue 5 Door - 1.8 Turbo - 5 Speed Manual - Cream Leather Recaros (Heated) - S3 Alloys - 91,000 Miles.

Swapped the car over at work today, hoovered the car out and gave it a hose down with a few products, didn't end up having time to clean it but I will sort that during the week. Also removed a couple stickers from the back window.

Anyway some phone pictures.











Alloy wheels need a refurb, they will be getting done ASAP. These will be going silver or a light grey, I'm undecided.



There is a load of speaker wire that needs removing, luckily for me I want to change the carpets, plastics etc etc so that will give me the perfect change to remove this lot. There is also a set of broken 6x9" speakers in the parcel shelf that are coming out. Eye Spy 2 stickers that have been removed. Don't want a sticker on my car that relates to being broke ha.





Once I was told to leave work (who would have thought) I headed straight to Shell and filled her up with some V+ and get it running through the system and start getting the car ready for stage one.



On Monday I am ordering from TPS, a new starter motor, this one does an embarrassing squeal on start up, it has already been taken off and cleaned and this hasn't solved the issue long term. Also ordering a new interior sensor alarm button as this one is broken.

The alloys wheel be refurbished shortly, I am buying a H&R shock and spring setup, this will be on before March time ready for when I head to Heaven On Wheels in Belgium. Will be ordering full service bits also soon.

The cars exterior is messy but I'm not aiming for a show car. The car exterior will be tidied up, can't wait to get my machine polisher on it and clean up on the inside. I will be keeping the cream leather seats, but the carpet, plastics, doorcards, centre console ect will be going black.

Updates soon.

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Good choice! I love that engine (had it in 5 different cars over the years!).

Nice colour, that'll come up a treat. I like your plans for the interior, cream and black will be a great combo.

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Yep, looks like another good project. Loved what you did with the Passat.

By the way my white CX bike that I mentioned on the Passat thread is finished, will post a photo if you´re interested?
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Nice I always wanted to own one of these but sadly for me I've had rotten luck with both VW's I have owned! Good luck with the project.
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Same engine as my TT (owned over 12 years) - you'll have fun with it!
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Yep, looks like another good project. Loved what you did with the Passat.

By the way my white CX bike that I mentioned on the Passat thread is finished, will post a photo if you´re interested?
Yeah go ahead. I'm still behind with mine, get my hydraulic brakes end of this month I think. Want it over and done with now ha

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Nice I always wanted to own one of these but sadly for me I've had rotten luck with both VW's I have owned! Good luck with the project.
I've wanted one for ages too. Had a MK4 1.4 but that was a prime example of my bad luck. Gearbox went.

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Same engine as my TT (owned over 12 years) - you'll have fun with it!
Hope so.

Have just ordered some NGK Iridium plugs and a Forge SAI delete kit.

Will be sourcing a new starter motor and some more service bits.
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Looking forward to seeing another great project come together
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Thanks. I wish I could have done a few more bits on the Passat before it went but with Christmas etc it just never came around.
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Nice!

Will the Audi alloys intended for the Passat be going on this?

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Lovely project and very keen to see what you settle on in terms of wheel finish as I have the same on my S4 is the standard factory silver. I want to refurb mine but undecided whether to keep them the same or do smething a little different. Defo sub'd this one and good luck with your plans Its a cracking looking car, a great enginer and a terrific colour combo
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