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Old 01-02-2017, 11:31 PM   #71
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Great work so far.

I polybushed the dogbone on my VW Bora and it made the world of difference. So easy to do as well, although I wonder how many are just simply replaced at much ££.



My photos aren't as good as yours though - SLR??
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:06 PM   #72
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Pretty sure that is a Bosch starter, get a working from a scrappy, will be cheap, and when you strip it down change the bushing in the end cap and stick a new brush pack on it, they don't need a lot of grease and is usually best to avoid a lot as it attracts the dust, but a good clean a light greasing of various bits will do wonders.

If its like a lot of starters, they get bunged up with clutch dust, so if you take the starter gear/bendix unit apart and clean that up as well.

If you not done it before, this guy does real good guides You Tube

Doesn't cover everything, but get to see most bits.
Yeah I'm going to get another second hand unit and clean it up better this time, this was a quick fix to see if the cv grease would work.

Will have a watch of the video.

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Great work so far.

I polybushed the dogbone on my VW Bora and it made the world of difference. So easy to do as well, although I wonder how many are just simply replaced at much ££.



My photos aren't as good as yours though - SLR??
I've ordered the 2 front polybushes from awesome gti also. Also went for super pro so they matched.

Some iphone some dslr, anything with my name on will be dslr photo
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:48 PM   #73
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Update 05/02/2017

Been a bit tied up at work and not been able to get much done. I have been cleaning the interior plastics ready to go in the car, just need to finish the glovebox and couple other plastics this week. I also need to start cleaning the carpet.



As you have seen I have bought front and rear TT caliper set up.

Ideally I wanted the conversion to be done before Belgium trip next month but looking at DIY guides online for the rears, to do it properly you should be changing wheel bearings, backing plates new bolts etc. Quite a lot of money to lay out all at once for me.

But on the back of that, my rear brakes were in dire need of changing so ordered some bits through work and got them changed over like for like.





Went for some Apec discs and pads.



Comparison..



Fitted..

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Old 06-02-2017, 12:25 PM   #74
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Nice, I'm a fan of Apec stuff, seems really nice quality for the money.
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Nice, I'm a fan of Apec stuff, seems really nice quality for the money.
They seem to do the job for sure, no complaints. But not something I can really praise as the rears don;t really do enough to notice. But my squeal has stopped so makes it all worth it
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Update 19/02/2017

So it has been a while since an update.

Last week I started swapping the interior around and front end panels. Been a bit of an experience for sure as it's the first time I have done either of these tasks.

Although I have taken a few photos, these are all phone photos and I didn't take many before photos.

Interior

So as you may have seen, I have cream recaros, door cards, carpets, plastics etc. My plan is to change the majority of this to black except of the seats. So I started purchasing some black plastics and carpets for the swap over.









Removed this lot from underneath the carpet and none of it was connected.



I gently used some magic sponges on the leather interior and it removed some oils and grease from the seats. I still need to go over these with my new Mirror Bright Meguiars leather cleaner / conditioner.











So I still need to swap over my black plastic centre consoles, door cards and seat runner covers and couple other parts which will come shortly. Also you may notice my steering wheel is now ruined. The magic sponges were a bit too coarse for the worn wheel. This will be dealt with later.

Also changed over my blower motor heater resistor, this seems to have solved my issue with the fans working temporarily and seems to have stopped the motor from being noisy.

TPS wanted £114 + VAT for this unit so I got it from GSF on discount for £28 + VAT.



Front End

Some before photos of the front end, albeit a very dirty front end.







Strip down.







HID kit removed and some LED sidelights that were off..





Very dirty behind the arch liners which was all cleaned out.





The only image I have so far of the car back together. I still need to line the bonnet and arches up better and the lower half of the bumper needs clipping in, I couldn't quite get it to line up right. But after a few days of working on the car I just wanted it back on the road.



Car now needs a thorough clean and a machine polish.

Misc

Dogbone polybush swap over.











Vibration on idle is actually minimal, especially in comparison to the amount people seem to complain about it.

I have also been carrying on with my TT Brake Caliper strip down. I have now almost finished my 2nd front caliper strip down, needs a touch more cleaning up.





Lastly, my friend changed over his turbo on his MK4, like for like. Luckily for me he has given me his old K03s turbo. It's in no fit state to just go on my car, but I want to get this turbo sent off for hybrid. More updates on this at a later time.





Will give this a little clean up so its not sitting around coated in oil.

Few more updates soon before I head off to Belgium next month.
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You're really putting in the time on this and it's paying off!

Starting to look real clean.
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I'm glad you're changing the interior.

I had the same in a golf I owned about 8 years ago, I actually hated driving the car because of it.

I drove it twice, then sold it.
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You're really putting in the time on this and it's paying off!

Starting to look real clean.
Thanks for the reply, appreciated. I am starting to feel better about the car but still needs some more work to actually be happy with it.
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I'm glad you're changing the interior.

I had the same in a golf I owned about 8 years ago, I actually hated driving the car because of it.

I drove it twice, then sold it.
Ha I can almost imagine doing the same but I'm trying to stick at one car
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