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Old 14-06-2017, 03:53 PM   #311
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I'd be fuming if i bought something that was 'made to fit/measure/for my car' and then wasn't to have some jerk off parts person tell me..."your doing something wrong"...such a shame you had to 'make it' fit cutting those holes but at least it's done even if the holes arent pretty. At least they refunded you some of the cost too.
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Old 15-06-2017, 01:22 PM   #312
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Thank you bro. You of all people know that more things have arrived hehehe
Last pic looks like a new downpipe?
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Old 18-06-2017, 11:28 AM   #313
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I'd be fuming if i bought something that was 'made to fit/measure/for my car' and then wasn't to have some jerk off parts person tell me..."your doing something wrong"...such a shame you had to 'make it' fit cutting those holes but at least it's done even if the holes arent pretty. At least they refunded you some of the cost too.
Yeap. Gave them a second chance too, cause that's who I am, for better or worse. Stay tuned for what's to come.

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Last pic looks like a new downpipe?
It does, doesnt it. . . .
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Old 18-06-2017, 12:18 PM   #314
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Car saw some time at the track, and also did really really well for what it is, especially since it was also my first time at that track. Gave some MX5's a pretty rough time, especially my friend Tom's that recently bought one, a late NB one











Had some serious issues with Oil Temps, had to push for maximum 2 rounds and then cool off for lik 3-4 laps. It was 40o Celcius, and car did not like that at all.





Almost 4 sec slower than me







I had really missed some track time, so will be revisiting soon enough, with this car, or the golf as well.

Also, I wanted to do something about the back side, where having removed the rear seat bench, there was red exposed metal, which i didnt like







Quick visit to my trim shop







Pics dont do it justice, came out great IRL





Also, got around to fitting my oem rear parking sensors on the S-Line bumper i installed

Removal





Said sensors



Installed





Looking great



When I find some time, i will also retrofit them to make them work as well hehe



Cheers, plenty of more to come

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Old 19-06-2017, 06:26 PM   #315
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How comes you didn't take the cross rails off for the track day?
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:24 PM   #316
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Hello guys. Been some days that i was ready to update my build threads of all the cars, when I logged in to my threads, and saw all my pics gone missing. I thought i had gone overboard with bandwidth, but then I also remembered, that i have a premium account, so that doesnt happen. Long story short, I figured out what PhotoBucket had done.

So, currently, more than 8-9 years of build threads are useless. All that work and effort is lost.
And what is more, Photobucket gave us NO warning, nor did they send their thoughts on this change whatsoever
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I accept paying for using one's services. I dont accept being bullied into doing it, in such a non-professional way.

I cant tell right now how I will continue blogging my build threads, but i wil definitely WONT be paying photobucket not 400, but not even a single cent.

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Old 10-08-2017, 07:45 PM   #317
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Test post

De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:25 PM   #318
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So many many things have happened while Photobucker has been letting us down, and I havent posted updates ever since. But, I decided I must keep this going on, cant afford to lose all this after all these year.

So, first I did a proper engine bay wash

Some befores

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And some afters

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Washing engine bay by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Washing engine bay by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Washing engine bay by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Engine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And here is the location that some things will change.

Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

But all that in the next post.

Cheers for now.

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Old 10-08-2017, 10:26 PM   #319
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Some weeks ago I ordered and received the Dpf delete 2,5 inch Downpipe from Darkside Developments. Quality was great as you will see yourselves in the picture.

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Also bought some EGR blanks

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Adapter for the lambda senson which is the only one that will be re-used

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Darkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Next posts will be about installing it and much much more to bring you up to date

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Nice job on the engine bay.

Must be so nice to live somewhere which is just dusty - as opposed to road salt in winter and all the crap which corrodes things in the engine bay like bolt heads and metal surfaces.
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