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Old 16-05-2018, 04:00 PM   #41
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So I changed the mirror on both sides and all is good. Unfortunately, the holder was not original so it required cutting and modifying. Its all done now though and you wouldnt be able to tell its got aftermarket glass on the mirrors.

Also, decided to take a look at the cabin filter. Turns out it was original! Build date 2008, Valeo branded with Mann written in small letters.

Anyhow, changed the OEM carbon activated one for a Bosch paper one. My son doesn't do a lot of driving in congested cities so its not a huge issue and besides, this was just over £5 from CP4L so can change at any time if I get dodgy smells or something like that

I know its not totally representative as the carbon activated ones are grey to begin with, but you can see that this one has loads of little bits in it including leaves, dust and a bit of mould in places. Its also going black and was extremely dusty leaving a huge mess in the passenger footwell!


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Old 30-06-2018, 01:52 PM   #42
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So a few updates as I've been bored recently.

Firstly - the mirror glass I ordered in the last post. Well it kept falling off as the adhesive was no good. Got a full refund and just ordered some others and so far so good.

Now, onto the next project. I always hated the black plastic bit behind the rear badge. It always looked duller than the paint surrounding the badge so decided to colour code it.



First thing was to remove the panel. Must have been removed before as some clips were missing so got those ordered too.



And this is the unit that needs to be removed:



Was an absolute pain actually. Took about 1 hour just to remove it. The first 2 screws are fine. There is one T25 screw behind the wiper motor. I tried to remove the motor but the nut has seized from the outside. In the end, used a torx bit with pliers to remove it 1/4 turn at a time until it was loose enough to get out by hand.







I was greeted by 10 years worth of dirt build up. A lot of it was in the corners of where the badge was. You can seem remnants of the trim dressing too. I cleaned it up, sanded with 80 grit and then 100 grit sandpaper, then masked up.








Finally, got the rattlecans out. 3 coats of Primer, 3 coats of base coat and 3 coats of clearcoat and voila:





Now there is some orange peel on the clearcoat. Will wait 2 days and then polish it down.

In the meantime, got it fitted to the car and think it looks much better so far.


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Old 30-06-2018, 03:43 PM   #43
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Really nice job, I used to have a Mk V Golf and wish I hadnt sold it, IMHO the best made Golf of all.
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Old 30-06-2018, 03:48 PM   #44
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Really nice job, I used to have a Mk V Golf and wish I hadnt sold it, IMHO the best made Golf of all.
Ive just put the wiring back. Dont know what it is but for some reason, the wiper and rear washer wont work.

Odd

Ill pull the book out and find the rear wiper fuse but why would the washer not be working?!
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Very nice work, looks like a clean car The 1.4 tsi 122 is the turbo only one isn't it? my dad has the 1.4 TSI 170 and its the only car i can think we've had where I've never had to change a bulb (6-7 years of ownership). Surprising that a car with the power it has can easily do into the 40's mpg wise. Must have been originally registered round my way in the Preston area from the reg it has on it
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Very nice work, looks like a clean car The 1.4 tsi 122 is the turbo only one isn't it? my dad has the 1.4 TSI 170 and its the only car i can think we've had where I've never had to change a bulb (6-7 years of ownership). Surprising that a car with the power it has can easily do into the 40's mpg wise. Must have been originally registered round my way in the Preston area from the reg it has on it
Yep, turbo only on this one. The higher powered ones are turbo and supercharged - lots of issues with timing chains on those. The 122hp ones are pretty bulletproof I think, hence why they're still using them 10 years later!

I think it was registered around Preston but has spent most its life up in Scotland
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An update to the badge colour coding -

I left the clearcoat to harden over 24-36 hours.

As you can see, plenty of orange peel on the clearcoat to begin with:



I polished it down to leave a much better looking finish. Still some orange peel remains but its not too bad and most of it will be covered up by the badge:



Finally a pic of the flake in the paint:



And lastly, a comparison of the old vs the new:




Its subtle, but I think its worth it. Looks much better than the black plastic IMO.
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Yep, turbo only on this one. The higher powered ones are turbo and supercharged - lots of issues with timing chains on those. The 122hp ones are pretty bulletproof I think, hence why they're still using them 10 years later!

I think it was registered around Preston but has spent most its life up in Scotland
Yes i was worried when it was playing up the other week or two ago as the supercharer/turbo didnt feel quite up to it scratch and being a second car it isnt used much but thankfully the VAG specialist he uses said Vw admitted fault with the part that controls it and there not too expensive now (boost pressure control valve i think?). The 122bhp ones are supposed to be fine

Ours was down from Reading but we got it from what was Dutton Forshaw in Preston (lookers now) 2006 and think it only has about 50k miles on it. He must be getting old as wants something comfier as the GT has firm suspension
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great job on the badge plate looks much better
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Lovely Jubbly, I wonder why VW don't it, looks much better matey.
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