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Old 07-06-2016, 01:10 PM   #21
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Has anyone tried oven cleaner {OvenPride} on exhaust tips?

{My wife says} it's very good at getting burned on carbon off the chrome shelves

Just a thought


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Old 07-06-2016, 03:10 PM   #22
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I used Mr Muscle oven cleaner on my old K-Tec exhaust i had on my Clio, it worked really well.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:22 PM   #23
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What BHP do the MK5's run standard? Any plans for a remap? Seriously thinking about it for my Mk7 GTi
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:56 AM   #24
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What BHP do the MK5's run standard? Any plans for a remap? Seriously thinking about it for my Mk7 GTi
Standard these run 197bhp, being only 20 this is more than enough power for me and will be quite sensible, I aim to keep the car for a long time so it could a possibility in a few years time but for now I'm just really enjoying the car
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Old 22-06-2016, 12:08 PM   #25
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So the other day I went about changing a few little things on the interior just to smarten up the interior IMO.

One of the first parts I had sourced for the car was a darkened hazard switch.

IMG_5547 by jamie kirk, on Flickr


First I used a trim removal tool to release the cover of the vent

IMG_5548 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5549 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

I then removed the inner casing which was held in place by 1 t20 at the rear

IMG_5550 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

I then removed the air vents, pushed out the old hazard switch and swapped it for the new one

IMG_5551 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5552 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

All parts now back in place

IMG_5553 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5554 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

The next part was a sort of trial run for how easy the armrest is to fit, originally I had planned to do this when I fit either my iPod adapter or rcd510 and euro cup holder however I'm still undecided which route I want to take so thought i'd give it a try anyway.

This is how the old trim piece looked

IMG_5556 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

I thought the larger cup holder at the rear was great for big sports bottles however i felt that the little trays were a little useless and thought the armrest would come in handy.

Coming from the fabia which had one cup holder i'm finding the golf has so much more clever little space, both door cards have a cup holder which can fit them, there are two cup holders in the centre console and now i'll have two more in the rear of the armrest so you just can't compare the two

I then removed the mats from the cup holder which had 2 t20 torx screws and the tray bit held one so I unscrewed them and the unit simply comes away

IMG_5559 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5560 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

I then removed the handbrake cover as I knew the armrest would not fit on whilst it was still in place

IMG_5561 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

I didn't get any photos of me putting in the armrest but only have the one fitted so far, please excuse the state of the interior but I had planned to clean it all up properly once I had fitted the armrest

IMG_5564 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

The last job was to clean up the steering wheel, it was very shiny at the top so I gave it a few wipes with dr leather wipes, I was amazed at how much dirt came off in the first two or three wipes, I then continued and then used a microfibre to wipe off the excess. Heres the finished result

IMG_5576 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

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Old 22-06-2016, 06:20 PM   #26
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Nice bit of accessorising to your motor
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Lovely car Jamie. The arm rest is something I just couldn’t do without. Great work.

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Nice subtle mods adding to the driving experience
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Been really busy and have just recently got back from London so I thought i'd share with you a very small mod I managed to do today.

Since originally seeing the car the state of the badges on the keys have made my ocd tick a little So before I had even bought the car I ordered replacement badges already so today I went about changing them.

Heres what they looked like to start

IMG_5784 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Replacement

IMG_5785 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Old one out

IMG_5786 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

New ones in

IMG_5788 by jamie kirk, on Flickr
Before and After

IMG_5787 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Just a very simple mod and for £2 makes the world of difference to me

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Having been quite busy recently I really would like to update this more than I do at the minute so here goes!

So having asked VW about servicing I was told on mine they would do an Oil service for £154 as the last one was an interval service, I was not happy with paying that for basically an oil change and filter. So knowing that I aim to keep this car for a long time I decided that I will be do all the services from now on and will take pictures and evidence them in a folder that I will make.

So I got in contact with TPS and put an order in for the following;

Oil filter & sump plug
Fuel filter
Pollen filter
Cam follower & o'ring
PCV valve

I ordered the following online;

Castro edge 5w30 oil
NGK Iridium IX BKR7EIX Spark plugs

I also used an air compressor to fully clean out my air filter instead of the cleaning kit I had purchased, the next service I do I plan to get a new filter on it anyway.

IMG_5291 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Car brought into the garage

IMG_5304 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5380 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Oil change & Filter

So first thing we did was to jack the car up and put it on axle stands, we took the under tray off and took the old sump plug out.

IMG_5306 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5307 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5308 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5309 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

We then used some fresh oil to try and drain every last bit of the old engine oil.

IMG_5311 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Oil filter, first up was to unscrew the dust cap off the bottom of the oil filter, then you need to push up the orange piece of plastic to drain out the old oil still left inside. Then a 38mm socket will remove the filter casing with the filter inside.

IMG_5335 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5336 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Old filter

IMG_5337 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Old vs. New

IMG_5338 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

New oil used on the seal

IMG_5339 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

New filter in place

IMG_5340 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Back in position

IMG_5341 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5367 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5368 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5369 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Spark Plugs

IMG_5326 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Removing the clips

IMG_5315 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Removed

IMG_5316 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Coils Removed

IMG_5323 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Old sparks

IMG_5328 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

New vs. Old

IMG_5329 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5330 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Coils back in place

IMG_5333 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5334 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

PCV Valve

IMG_5342 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

New vs. Old

IMG_5343 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Back in place

IMG_5362 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Hoses connected

IMG_5363 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Cam follower change

Removed the wiring harnesses

IMG_5344 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5345 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

At this point I placed a microfibe cloth just under the fuel pump to catch any fuel, I also removed the plastic cover and inserted an an alan key to drain out the fuel.

IMG_5346 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

I then used a 13mm spanner to remove the following

IMG_5347 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5348 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

I then used a 17mm spanner to loosen the second nut and allowed this to slide down the metal pipe

IMG_5350 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

The fuel pump then needed 3 screws coming out with a t30 head

IMG_5351 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5352 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

The fuel pump was then ready to come away to expose the cam follower, removed it;

IMG_5353 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5354 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5356 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5358 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Old vs. New

IMG_5359 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5360 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Fuel Filter

New 6.6 Bar fuel filter

IMG_5364 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5365 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5366 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Pollen Filter

IMG_5382 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

First thing was to remove the 3 t20 retaining screws just under the glove box

IMG_5383 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Then undo the two retaining screws

IMG_5384 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

IMG_5386 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Then locate the pollen filter and slide it to the left

IMG_5387 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Old filter

IMG_5388 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

Old vs. New

IMG_5389 by jamie kirk, on Flickr

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