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  1. Meet my daily • Golf MKV GT

    So after Photosucket f*cked us, let's remember what car this thread is about Clean Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Clean Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Clean Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Clean Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Clean Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Dat Rear End doe . . . Clean Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Clean Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers Golf Wheels Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr Golf Wheels Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr
  2. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    So, truth be told i was pushing my luck somewhat Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr In the past i entered the sea with the Cherokee pretty ofter at this particular spot. However . . . This is not a Jeep Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Got pulled out by a family car, but not without my pride and my car being hurt as well. AC radiator got pushed by the bad Darkside IC installation probably, and also, wheels were scratched from the rocks at the beach. Had no Ac for the next days, and scratched wheels, oh well Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr On my way back home, at a highway parking Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Got back to Athens, and lost no time First AC radiator replacement, and new mounting points and brackets for the IC, properly this time, and not like my half-ass job on a bad product Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr All done and I love how the new BEHR Ac Radiator is silver instead of black Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Looks mean Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Temporary Audi wheels while mine were sent to be painted Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Gave it a proper wash Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Do these wheels make it look like a Renault or is it just me Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr I also ordered this Powerflex mount - Diesel Specific - To reduce engine movement which was getting frustrating especially after the track visit. It increased vibration, but reduced movement like it should Powerflex by mgpdoc, on Flickr Oem Powerflex by mgpdoc, on Flickr Powerflex by mgpdoc, on Flickr And then wheels were ready I opted for a change to see how it would look. I normally like to keep my cars in a two tone theme. And this is no exception, it was red and black. However, i thought I'd give it a go on something rather different. So. . . Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr This is what I came up with Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr First time on the car Gunmetal by mgpdoc, on Flickr Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Gunmetal by mgpdoc, on Flickr They sure look bigger Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr To be honest at first i couldnt get used to it but the more i saw it the more i liked it Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr Threw on some Rota caps in Gunmetal which I ordered from UK again Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr And the box as well Summer by mgpdoc, on Flickr Car is currently away on vacation mode, seeing some dusty roads and beaches Summer by mgpdoc, on Flickr Summer by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers Summer by mgpdoc, on Flickr Mike
  3. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    If i actually go for the 2.0 turbo, it can make 215 hp approximately, which is always an option and rather easily. we shall see. I like the car as it is i am not gonna lie
  4. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    So another task I have been wanting to address, is the tailights after i removed the paing from the hazard and reverse lights. Instead I sourced some red tint film like i said i would Made a template of the area i wanted to cover Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Came out awesome with the slightest effort Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr And still is in place perfectly after much washing, dust, and abuse Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Stay tuned, more to come Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers Mike ( @mgpdoc over at instagram )
  5. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Thank you I used some Meg's APC dilluted to begin with, agitated, and scrubbed with various brushes even toothbrushes.Then, wiped everything off. Finished it with Meg's All Season Dressing which is an amazing product.
  6. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    So, this is the place we will be working on for this post. This, and the EGR system. Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr Here's an idea of the crap that goes inside your inlet on a diesel car with just 28k miles on the clock. Sad is it not ? De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr Block of plate to the rescue De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr EGT sensors off De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr Lamda Sensor off De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr After A LOT of fiddling and swearing, the downpipe came off Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr Not in piece sadly as for this to happen probably all the subframe would have to come off so ef it. De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr First test fit Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr TB block off plate - will change to matching bolts later De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr Downpipe path De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr Here is where it got tricky will get to that later Final dp part which is modified with a v band to match the rest of my 3inch cat(what cat lol)back De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr This is the part where we had clearance issues. Downpipe touched the steering rack. Ofcourse, once again, bolt on fitment wasnt the case Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr So out again to modify it Reshaped it and it was great afterwards Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr Matching bolts as promised Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr Sensor on Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr These however had to be left plugged and tucked in place, cause the car cannot work without them. Even after the ecu remap. Will see if maybe at a later version. Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr This map sensor of the DPF was removed though Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr As was this EGR part from the Exhaust manifold to the EGR De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr Car was a little rolling-coal happy Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr But nothing a wash and wax cant fix Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then i decided to remove the complete EGR assembly as it was no longer used, to save weight and clean the engine bay even more Oil return line has to be removed Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr And you have to make a U-joint for the water pipes that run to the coolant radiator of the EGR which is also removed. Luckily i had the U-joint from the A4 hehe Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Blocked this hole as well Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr And this is what was removed Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then, we remapped the car, it made another 10hp but we havent finished yet, will get back to you with more results once we fine tune it Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Big shoutout to etuners greece, and Stelios Alexandrakis in particular. Cheers More to come
  7. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    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 Cheers
  8. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    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.
  9. 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. 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. Cheers Mike
  10. Meet my daily • Golf MKV GT

    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. 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. Cheers Mike
  11. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    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. 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. Cheers Mike
  12. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    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 Mike
  13. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    So, on thing that had been on my mind for quite some time now, is the fact that the car had a difference in high rpms- well high for a diesel anyways, due to the fact that it overheated on the Intake Air Temps. It was more than obvious that the car needed a bigger IC. Not just in summer time, which in Greece, is the rule during the year, but also in colder conditions, in repeatitive pulls. You could feel the car got hot reducing boost, and thus power. We also checked that on the dyno. So, you know what comes next. Sneak pic Wow, that is big Lets see how it will look Approved !! As you can see, i went for a bolt-on solution for this car. At least that was the plan. Darkside seem to know their things on TDi engines so I went for product for my CAYC engine. However, when you always go for universan parts and make them fit your car, you know what happens when you choose a bolt-on part for the first time, dont you. Some close-ups, prior to fitting it Professional garage lift on the way Removed the front end This here, is supposed to be an IC Lovely out of focus picture for reference Crash bar removed And I believe this is where it all started going awfully wrong. I noticed how the oem ic was held in place, and then saw the fittings of the Darkside IC. I easily understood there was no way it would fit straight away. None. Yes, it says in their product description that it takes some trimming, and some modification to fit, but it surely does not say that none of the fittings, not even one, fits in the stock points. Contacted them via email, they replied instantly, however they insisted that it was my fault and that it should fit right away. I am no new to the modding scene, i know when a thing fits and when it doesnt. Removed the OEM IC after a lot of swelling, just to see who was right and who was wrong Side by side Cutting for the piping to go through Then I understood that it was either game over and car back to stock, OR, try to mount it and make it work, like always Tom came to the rescue Two hours later- boom - i was exhausted, but it was ready Went to hospital like that the next day hehe Refitted the bumper, that went in with zero modifications Exactly the look i was hoping for, subtle, yet visible for those who know I love it. And I also love how it performs. Difference is massive. Car used to pull strong up till 3500rpm and then, make a pause, so you would be better of changing gear to the next one. Now, you can pull till rev limiter and feeling the car pulling still strong. massive difference without a new ecu file as well. As for Darkside, I am happy to say, that after some emails we exchanged, they accepted their fault, and sent me back half the cost as a partial refund. I support their accepting their fault, and I made a new order, which I will show you in the next update A teaser pic for now Cheers Mike, @mgpdoc over at instagram for faster updates on all of my project cars
  14. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Actually yes, really really comfortable for a daily well worth it
  15. Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Hmmm....I have some updates coming, stay tuned they might be interesting. . .
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