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1.9 GT TDI, 130 BHP, 2002<o:p></o:p>

Bought this on the 30th of Dec, went for the TDI as it will be doing >500 miles per week. After it was serviced took it out on it's first long run, 500+ mile round trip. I stuck to 60-65 MPH and the computer said 63.4 MPG but I've read it's a little generous so I'll check that against litres at the pump next week.<o:p></o:p>

I bought a set of Service Repair Workshop Manual DVDs from ebay £4, they have been really useful as they have diagrams and instructions for things like how to remove the body parts and the wiring for the stereo.<o:p></o:p>

I've put pictures here of the car as it was when I got it, see below, and how it is now,further down, I'll add pics as work is carried out, questions comments and advice really welcomed J

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Below is my work list:<o:p></o:p>

Completed<o:p></o:p>

Stereo - Double DIN, Digital TV, Sat Nav, USB, SD, Bluetooth - Works very well, only cost £209. Had to hack the wiring on the harness to make it remember radio and TV stations when turned off.<o:p></o:p>

Wing mirrors - removed and sprayed them myself, very pleased with results<o:p></o:p>

mk5 R32 Alloys, every other spoke is smoked black, will match kit whenit gets done<o:p></o:p>

Front and rear VW Badges sprayed black, Golf and TDI badges removed from rear - Sand paper and spray from Halfords and detal floss to remove the badges<o:p></o:p>

Stage one Revo tech Engine remap by ADS Preston - 13th Jan - noticeably quicker off the mark and acceleration from 40 to 80 is great, really glad I got that done, highly recommended.<o:p></o:p>

Smoked side indicators - side repeaters<o:p></o:p>

Scheduled<o:p></o:p>

Body kit R32 fitted and sprayed by Essex racing - 31st Jan<o:p></o:p>

Bodywork - some minor dents and scratches to be sorted when the body kit is fitted - 31st Jan<o:p></o:p>

Milltek R32 Style complete Resonated Stainless Exhaust - to be scheduled after body kit is fitted<o:p></o:p>

I've bought a PS2 slim with a power invertor so it can be fitted directly, I managed to fit the radio myself but will need to do a bit more research before I'm confident enough to fit this&#8230; <o:p></o:p>

Thinking about doing<o:p></o:p>

Suicide doors -it's a five door so I don't think lambo doors will look right, not really sure about this one needs some more thought&#8230;<o:p></o:p>

Double Stripe, black, off centre across the top front to back<o:p></o:p>

Headrest screens<o:p></o:p>

Reversing camera<o:p></o:p>

Stubby aerial <o:p></o:p>

Eyebrows for front light clusters<o:p></o:p>

Few other little bits, any ideas welcome, cheers.<o:p></o:p>











As I said, very new to this so comments and advice welcomed, cheers
 

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Adjustable suspension buddy. Allows you to raise and lower your car by turning some adjusters on the bottom of the shock.

Peter

Nice car btw.
 

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hey cheers guys, those were quick replies! Will hopefully get the R32 kit on it in the next three weeks, which will give me time to read up on coilovers.

@two arms, just read your build thread, really nice car, I like the diy mesh grill mesh, it looks like you did a really tidy job there.
 

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hey cheers guys, those were quick replies! Will hopefully get the R32 kit on it in the next three weeks, which will give me time to read up on coilovers.

@two arms, just read your build thread, really nice car, I like the diy mesh grill mesh, it looks like you did a really tidy job there.
very kind of you to say
 
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