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Old 02-10-2018, 05:09 PM   #1
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The new daily VW themed

Well the S5 was originally bought as a toy, I hadn't intended to use it for work but needs must. I started to feel bad putting loads of miles on her....

So she has been retired from daily use and a new daily hack has been acquired.

She is a 2012 VW Passat CC GT 170bhp TDi. Mechanically sound but the interior was disgusting and the paintwork battle scarred and poorly repaired in the past.

Mileage as bought was 113k with full service history. Cambelt within the last 12 months.
Wheels had seen more kerb action than a King's Road prostitute, so they needed a complete refurb. I went with a subtle silver smoke

Tyres all replaced with a matched set, spare was also refurbished for completeness.
With the wheels done, new centre caps were purchased, along with new nut covers, annoyingly the locking bolt was not compatible with the new covers, so a genuine set of locking bolts have been purchased (after this pic was taken)
Bonnet, front and rear bumper and boot lid all have evidence of poor paintwork in the past, the passenger side wing had a small ding.


paint literally fell of the parking sensors

She is currently being dismantled and is at the bodyshop, having the bonnet taken back to bare metal, the bumpers front and rear removed and dismantled and all paint stripped, as is the boot lid. My guy is thorough and he shares my hatred of masking lines, so she will come back as good as new.
I'm also having the roof, between the swage lines, painted gloss black as it works well on the CC (IMHO).

That's just within the 2nd week of ownership.....
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:14 PM   #2
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During the first weekend, the seats were removed, all trims panels that could be taken off were.... and the carpets washed, hoovered etc.
Leather was thoroughly washed, dried and fed.... I was limited for time so sadly no before or afters but it came up like new and actually smells a pleasant place to be now, it truly was disgusting.


The dash panel for the light switch needs replacing as the soft touch coating has worn away.


I have bought a new dash panel from VW, just need the car back from paint.
Also treated her to a new OEM keyring



then these arrived the other day, as she does look like she is sat on stilts... should lower about 30mm all round.
As standard she has the switchable magnetic dampers (which all work) so should improve the ride a bit.

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Old 02-10-2018, 06:54 PM   #3
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Nice looking project.

Dont throw away the switch yet - for the price of a can of matt black plasti-dip (£10) an almost OE matching refurb can be done.





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I saw that on your project thread. Good result.
It's not the switch but the oblong bit, I've already bought the whole under dash bit as this little bit isn't available seperate.
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Love those wheels. I've only ever seen them on the Scirocco before. Wouldn't mind a set for my Golf, even though they're harder to clean looking.

Any idea what the name of that design is?
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Love those wheels. I've only ever seen them on the Scirocco before. Wouldn't mind a set for my Golf, even though they're harder to clean looking.

Any idea what the name of that design is?
They are standard on the CC of this age. They are called Interlagos, although some call them Turbines.

They will be a bugger to keep the barrels clean
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I owned an 11 plate 140 TDI a few years back. Only owned it a year - picked it up from the auction and sold it for what I paid for it.

I still contest this is the best car I have ever owned....

Dynamic Chassis Control made it such a great motorway cruiser.

Reflex Silver always seemed to look clean too.

I wish you all the best with it great car mate!
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I agree, It's great on a motorway.... Plus over 500 miles to a tank, something the S5 could never hope for lol
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Ahhh how could I forget. It came as standard with a MASSIVE fuel tank (70L?). Used to fill it up and forget about it for a month.

I have an A6 currently - why is it's tank piddly in comparison :S
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You think the A6 has a small tank, the S5 is the same size but it's just connected straight to the exhaust and drains away lol... But the noise makes up for it lol
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