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On an early spring night, prior to Easter Time in Greece, I had some work done, that led to this


 

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Dont get me wrong, there is a plan here that it starting to evolve

 

Inspiration came from this

 

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Rear seatbelts removed as well

 

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Then had another roadtrip

 

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Then, coming back there was a track day, in a track i had not ever before driven in, so decided i might as well go in with the AUD1ESEL, just to see the circuit, and so, naturally removed some unnecessary weight. 

 

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Then, i had some more ideas on RECAROS. Yeap, cant lie, i love RECAROS.

 

and what do you know . . . . .

 

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Scored these that came out of and Audi R8 whose owner moved to a Ferrari and then a Lambo and these were looking for a new home

 

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They are in amazing condition

 

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Then I went on cleaning them and enhancing them with some protection

 

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They were in great condition like i said, no need for much work

 

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Bought some decals to customize the look

 

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Super excited to say the least

 

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Specific Audi A1 mounts from Recaro on the way, pretty soon. 

 

More things have happened, stay tuned for updates, Cheers

 

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Mike


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T00mm   

Love the new seats, They really set the theme off. Are they comfortable?

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Doctor   

Hello .

 

When you start to push the mechanical limits of the engine ?

 

Turbo

Intercooler

Downpipe

Air intake

....

..... 200hp .... Evil

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

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Love the new seats, They really set the theme off. Are they comfortable?

 

Actually yes, really really comfortable for a daily well worth it

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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

 

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Wow, that is big

 

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Lets see how it will look

 

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Approved !!

 

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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

 

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Professional garage lift on the way

 

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Removed the front end

 

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This here, is supposed to be an IC

 

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Lovely out of focus picture for reference

 

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Crash bar removed

 

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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. 

 

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Removed the OEM IC after a lot of swelling, just to see who was right and who was wrong

 

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Side by side

 

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Cutting for the piping to go through

 

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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

 

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Tom came to the rescue

 

Two hours later- boom - i was exhausted, but it was ready

 

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Went to hospital like that the next day hehe

 

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Refitted the bumper, that went in with zero modifications

 

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Exactly the look i was hoping for, subtle, yet visible for those who know

 

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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

 

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Cheers

 

Mike, @mgpdoc over at instagram for faster updates on all of my project cars


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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


 

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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.

 

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Almost 4 sec slower than me

 

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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

 

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Quick visit to my trim shop

 

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Pics dont do it justice, came out great IRL

 

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

 

Removal

 

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Said sensors

 

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Installed

 

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Looking great

 

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

 

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Cheers, plenty of more to come

 

Mike


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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

 

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

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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

36348421611_4a631e497c_c.jpgEngine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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36088918030_2edaa0e187_c.jpgEngine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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36088926680_8137cb2849_c.jpgEngine bay wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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And some afters

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36308405362_3c5900f16d_c.jpgWashing engine bay by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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36476700935_d99d85d3af_c.jpgWashing engine bay by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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35668260933_4e56a6ba6e_c.jpgWashing engine bay by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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And here is the location that some things will change. 

36485954785_31bff805e4_c.jpgDpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

But all that in the next post. 

Cheers for now.

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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. 

36319357022_f8953a0d0c_c.jpgDarkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

36441706556_c1c36be87a_c.jpgDarkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

36487714405_e1a5902c6b_c.jpgDarkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Also bought some EGR blanks

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

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36487704935_cf39175612_c.jpgDarkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

36487704755_7a7839369b_c.jpgDarkside De-Dpf Downpipe by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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

Cheers

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Nolly   

That's a massive difference to the bay! What products did you use to clean it?

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So, this is the place we will be working on for this post. This, and the EGR system. 

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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 ?

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Block of plate to the rescue

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EGT sensors off

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Lamda Sensor off

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After A LOT of fiddling and swearing, the downpipe came off

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Not in piece sadly as for this to happen probably all the subframe would have to come off so ef it. 

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First test fit

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TB block off plate - will change to matching bolts later

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Downpipe path

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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

35640960934_80dc3f5e17_c.jpgDe-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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This is the part where we had clearance issues. Downpipe touched the steering rack. Ofcourse, once again, bolt on fitment wasnt the case

36485961375_84d229e8d9_c.jpgDpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

So out again to modify it

Reshaped it and it was great afterwards

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Matching bolts as promised

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Sensor on

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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. 

36440031376_1c5f914f69_c.jpgDpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

This map sensor of the DPF was removed though

36485950235_ebae70556a_c.jpgDpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

36089056260_52aaed1780_c.jpgUntitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

36476478255_f5cbdef4aa_c.jpgEgr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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As was this EGR part from the Exhaust manifold to the EGR

36079263470_59f8f3264b_c.jpgDe-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Car was a little rolling-coal happy

36308119602_7f5856f934_c.jpgEgr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

But nothing a wash and wax cant fix

36308120662_c083916696_c.jpgEgr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

35640943714_c86d8df04f_c.jpgEgr 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

36476498915_a71b3a0389_c.jpgEgr 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

36486080785_24cb6de601_c.jpgUntitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Blocked this hole as well

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And this is what was removed

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36089054870_ca7d4d9d01_c.jpgUntitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

35668013553_4cb51b69e8_c.jpgEgr 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

36486011585_3f0539b251_c.jpgUntitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Big shoutout to etuners greece, and Stelios Alexandrakis in particular.

Cheers

More to come

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Doctor   
15 hours ago, Nolly said:

That's a massive difference to the bay! What products did you use to clean it?

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. 

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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

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35650835914_b45f7e5e19_c.jpgUntitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Came out awesome with the slightest effort

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And still is in place perfectly after much washing, dust, and abuse

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Stay tuned, more to come

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Cheers

Mike ( @mgpdoc over at instagram )

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I have made the same egr mod. On my 1.6 hdi .... egr module off . 

 

And the result its impressive !!!!! 

 

Now a vklr turbo and 200 hp door its Open 

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53 minutes ago, Pedro Ramalho said:

I have made the same egr mod. On my 1.6 hdi .... egr module off . 

 

And the result its impressive !!!!! 

 

Now a vklr turbo and 200 hp door its Open 

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 :)

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So, truth be told i was pushing my luck somewhat

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In the past i entered the sea with the Cherokee pretty ofter at this particular spot. However . . . 

This is not a Jeep

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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

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On my way back home, at a highway parking

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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

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All done and I love how the new BEHR Ac Radiator is silver instead of black

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Looks mean

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Temporary Audi wheels while mine were sent to be painted

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Gave it a proper wash

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Do these wheels make it look like a Renault or is it just me

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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

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Oem 

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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. . . 

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This is what I came up with

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First time on the car

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They sure look bigger

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To be honest at first i couldnt get used to it but the more i saw it the more i liked it

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Threw on some Rota caps in Gunmetal which I ordered from UK again

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And the box as well

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Car is currently away on vacation mode, seeing some dusty roads and beaches

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Cheers

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Mike

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