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Firstly, this thread is intended to help other who want to DIY their
kit on. I hope to ask questions and, over time, answer the questions
using my own practical experience or help/advice by you guys. I have
never had any experience with body work etc so I hope this can provide
information and help to even the most novice person wishing learn.

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Day 1:

Got the oettinger kit back today, all nicely sprayed up. Whoever said
they cant match it exact to your current body colour was right,
although I am pretty happy with the final result ... considering my
paint is 5 years old and the new one is only 1/2 day old lol.

So far Ive only been able to get the front grille on (took me ages !!).
It wasnt too hard, there are tutorials for this around so I wont
bother going into detail. All you need to do is take the hood lever out and
pull the grille out of its place.

Now Im working on the rear valance. Getting the screws out was a
doddle but I am now stuck getting the valance clips out from the actual
bumper. Piccy below, I will give this a go again tomorrow morning,
after which I hope to get the new valance on and take the dub down to the
garage for installation of the new exhaust.

Questions 1 : Has anyone ever removed the rear valance, if so how did you manage it as I am having problems.

Answer 1 : TBA

Pic 1: The clips I need to get out [:(]

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Pic2 : Bora with the new grille on (yes, the oettinger badge needs a bit of adjusting [:p]

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Thanks Paul. Yup the sideskirts do look worrying ... Im still not sure 100% how to get them on lol

Im afraid Ill break the clips or even worse, the bumper the new valance
goes into, if I tug on it hard. could someone please verify this ?

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Day 2 : The old valance finally came off but with more prizing than
tugging. I wouldnt recommend anyone to tug on it as its all made of
plastic and cant easily bend/break etd. Prize out each clip fitting
type with a screw driver from the underneath, its pretty straight
forward.

Got the new valance on, piccy below. Off to the Exhaust people tomorrow, wish me luck !! [:D]

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Day 3 is the exhaust. Day 4 onwards will be fitting the rest of the kit. Updates to follow ...
 

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Day3:

LOL simon, thanks for the sound advice. Im located near Heathrow
airport, if its possible then it would be great if we could meet up
(unite the terrible twins LOL). Ive not got the exhaust fitted,
piccy below, which was a lovely fit ! No adjusting needed anywhere what
so ever !! Very very pleased with it (touch wood). Day 4 will probably
consist of the front valance and boot spoiler ... then the dreaded side
skirts arghhhh !! Ive got the aluminium rails for it, and will definately be glueing them into place when the time comes !

Will be updating soon ...

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Sounds and look the part [H]
 

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Yup Simon, Im really really happy with it ! Its a blue flame exhaust,
165 delivered from ebay. Not too loud, just a roar when you step on it (like the milteks)
... which is what I want, I dont want corsa-boy loud exhaust as thats
just silly doing 2mph and its going POP WEE BAH ROO !

Lets just say
that my sis new I was home when I was parking up so its does have a
nice, distant roar.

I was very worried Id have to cut into the valance but to my
suprise, it was spot on !!! [h]
 

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haha thanks sonny ... as I said, Im very pleased with it. 10/10 for
fitting, from an old mate of ours who usually does the familys tyre
changes. He even let me get underneath and position the exhaust how I
like, making sure its leveled [h] now thats what I call service [:d]
 

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lol @ back firing ... it would be fun I guess but only for so long. My
mate has a yaris which does all the backfiring business but hes pretty
much tired of it now, giving him a headache if he drives for long.

yup for that price, Im very happy. got the looks and a roar in half the price I was expecting initially.

Going to have to take a break for the next couple of days [:mad:] as my
cousins flew in and wants to go places in london. I dont want to rush
my fixings as Im no expert and dont wanna bodge it up.

Simon, how far are you from Heathrow ? Id still want to meet up to have
a look at those side skirts if possible, if not then would it be
possible for you to take some detailed pics ? Thanks [:D]
 

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Thanks Rich, lots more to come yet ... keep tuned [:p]

Ian : Nope not a wind up - german car german number plate why not [;)]

Thanks Andrew - will keep updating on here as progress is made [H]
 

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Right, the weather was nice today so I thought id get the front valance
on. Very easy to get the old one off and just as easy to push the new
one in ... didnt take more than half hour (because I did it carefully
with many drinks in between [:p]). Piccy below ...

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Also delocked the car while I was at it ... luckily screw didnt drop in
either door so it didnt take more than 5 minutes a door. VERY easy to
do. Was very suprised to see the screw-driver-type head at the end of
the lock [:eek:] no wonder every mk4 should be delocked !!

The lock mechanism taken out (how unsafe is that !!!! )

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The finished result

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On a side note, I noticed some thing behind my front bumper.

1) Can I clean this ? If so, how. Ive seen many people with the shiny effect for this ... how can that be acheived ?

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2) The seems to be something missing here ... or not ? What is this screwing thing used for ?

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So thats about it for today ... all I need to do no iw the sideskirts and spoiler !! baker21 - here I come [:p]

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Thanks Andrew !

Ah the screw thing makes sense ... good think you told me otherwise I wouldnt know how someone would toe me if ever needed [:p]

Yup Im talking about the intercooler ... cant I have one on my V5 ?

Thanks again [:D]
 

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Thanks Simon. Nah you couldnt have seen it anywhere else, totally unique here !! loll

nope, always had a valance on ... I did notice the great big hold in
the wheel arch liner lol but dont think it will be a huge problem. Did
you end up replacing your liners then or have you just skipped the
thought ?
 

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Got a small issue with the spoiler , which I was going to fit today.

1) Theres an aread on the spoiler one each end which looks important
but I dont know what to do with it ... could someone confirm what this
is for please ?

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2) Im missing a screw !! arghhh ... heres a pic of it, anyone know where I can get it from, looks kind of special ?

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Thanks guys

p.s: Just realised Ive put the brackets on back to front lol, will fix that ...
 

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Simon : Thanks for 1 and 2. I sourced the kit privately so I
know the seller wont accept responsibility for missing parts as he'll
say I should of checked everything was there (although I didnt even
know what fittings I was supposed to get!). I'll find out locally if I
can get a similar screw, I thought it was a special one with a flat
base on the head, but now that I think about it, it shouldnt be hard to
get hold of in my local B&Q superstore foe example. Thanks for the
help [:d]

sonny : Thanks mate ... compares nothing to yours !! But its certainly looking better than before [:)]
 

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Got the spoiler on ... kind of. I got screw made by one of my
neighbours whos good with DIY stuff and has small workshop in his
garage. He did a v good job at matching the original screws and I was
very pleased. That was all fine, until I came to clamp the spoiler on.
The threads in one of the holes has totally finished and the screw
keeps spinning inside the hole !!! This is the original screw btw, so
its not the new one ruining the hold. So, now I dont know what to do as
3 screws are fine but one of them is useless and isnt working. Pics
below :-

spolier clamped on using non-slip material.

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That damned hole which the screw just keeps on spinning in [:'(]

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Any suggestions on what I should do ? I was thinking of winding the
screw with thread (literally, sewing thread) and trying to get it to go
in. Its stupid, the threads are moulded into the woo-dlike material
theyre bound to wear away at some point !!
 
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