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  1. Doctor

    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    i always love updates in this thread
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Hello how are you doing. Have some things to show you. Remember the floormats i had purchased from a seller over at ebay ? Yes they looked awesome. But in three months time they looked more tired than oem ones did in a 3+ year period time. Look at them. DSC_0027 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0026 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0028 by mgpdoc, on Flickr So decided to go for new OEM ones. Couldnt find the colour combo i was after so went with these. DSC_0022 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0023 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0023 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0025 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And here they are installed in the car DSC_0032 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0033 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0030 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0038 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then I sourced something from Germany that i wanted for a long time. I bought it new, with instructions and hardware for installation. DSC_0039 by mgpdoc, on Flickr You know what it is ? DSC_0040 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0041 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now you do DSC_0044 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Yes it is a high beam assist mirror with auto dimming. DSC_0046 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0053 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then, owning the car for 4 years, i decided to change a battery. Had zero issues with the factory one, none, but changed it nonetheless just to be safe. Also went for a slightly larger one, but still alowing for the spare wheel to fit inside. Given that this has the start-stop ability, it costs a lot. And i havent ever paid so much for a battery, ever, but oh well. Some photos of the installation. DSC_0055 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0057 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0059 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0060 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0062 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0063 by mgpdoc, on Flickr On a side note, I also picked up an Iphone XS 256, so i might take better pics even without my trusty Nikon, LoL DSC_0067 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Always wear some protection I guess DSC_0081 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Another maintenance issue, is the trunk springs, which were a bit tired after the 4 years. Not too tired, but the trunk wanted some help to go up DSC_0084 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0085 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Had to remove the stock ones, pretty straight forwards, just remove the pins DSC_0089 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0090 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0093 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And then install the new ones. Job done. Lastly, something which was not planned but happened nonetheless. Did it ever happen to you, to search for OSIR products on ebay and come across Forge products ? Well it happened to me. This guy was selling these, hardly used, so I just had to DSC_0095 by mgpdoc, on Flickr They go on top of the OEM ones like this DSC_0102 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0103 by mgpdoc, on Flickr I first tried these on the TFSI DSC_0105 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0108 by mgpdoc, on Flickr But they didnt fit the theme. So i thought lets put these on the little Audi and bring the black ones on the TFSi. Like this . Golf DSC_0116 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0110 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0118 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0114 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And then, the new Forge ones on the little Audi DSC_0122 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0124 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0125 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers More to come Mike, @mgpdoc over on Instagram
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Thank you guys
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Hello and Happy New year to all of you. I have another update to share with you guys So, it had been in my mind for quite some time, that since this car isnt as fast, performance-wise, as my other projects, although, percentage-wise, power increase from stock, is 60%, nevertheless i thought it could look nice under the bonnet. So I found some things available for this car. Mostly, billet caps for places here and there. The Oil Filler Cap Coolant Cap, Washer Fluid Cap, and the Top Mount Caps. Firstly, these three arrived which were supposed to be a direct fit for my car. DSC_0853 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Their quality is amazing DSC_0855 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0856 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0858 by mgpdoc, on Flickr However........there is an issue when it comes to fitting them. It wasnt specified that these were designed to fit on top of older style caps. Oem ones, but from older cars, Golf mk3/4 era, and TT era. So, their bottom sides looked like this DSC_0859 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0860 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And they supplied headless worm-style screws to tighthen them - which were not much needed as they had a tight fit if you had the right caps. The washer fluid cap, needed no oem cap, it was a direct snug fit, so that went on easily first DSC_0861 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0874 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Also, the oil cap, went on the existing one, with the help of the small screws, and i also added some loctite there just for good measure DSC_0880 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Just the look i was going for DSC_0888 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now, lastly the coolant one Here is the style cap our cars come with DSC_0893 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And this is what you need to buy to make it work DSC_0894 by mgpdoc, on Flickr It is the same from below, and fits perfectly DSC_0895 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Like that, flush fit DSC_0896 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And this is where you can add the little screws for extra strength, and i did. DSC_0898 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0926 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Secured DSC_0928 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Installed DSC_0932 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0936 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Love the look DSC_0940 by mgpdoc, on Flickr General Overview DSC_0943 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0944 by mgpdoc, on Flickr hmmm wonder if we can do something about these as well DSC_0947 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Well we can, we surely can Boom DSC_1015 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_1026 by mgpdoc, on Flickr These were also available in black aluminum, but where they are located under the plastic undertray they would be lost so i went for silver for a subtle contrast DSC_1022 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Quality once again, amazing DSC_1016 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Despite the heavy rain, on NYE, i went out and went for it, hehe DSC_1031 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Marking the wipers location prior to removing them to then remove the plastic undertray DSC_1030 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Remove the OEM plastic cover and you are left with this DSC_0007 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Caps side by side DSC_1035 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_1037 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Added some blue Loctite prior to installing to prevent diesel vibration from removing the cap- trust me it vibrates. DSC_1038 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And then it was a matter of installing them on Passenger side DSC_0017 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Driver side DSC_0004 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And this is how it looks with the plastic cover back on. DSC_0019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr It is there, but very subtle DSC_0020 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers guys DSC_1014 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Happy New Year Mike, @mgpdoc over on instagram
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    First car - 52' Lupo SE JDO

    You can't go from a No, to a Yes, without a Maybe in between. Mission Accomplished.
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    First car - 52' Lupo SE JDO

    I wish you went 1.8T
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    Meet my daily • Golf MKV GT

    Hello and Merry Xmas to all of you guys who are still into forum build threads. Seems like Youtube has killed forum of every kind Found some time to do some maintenance stuff mostly. First I had to prep the summer wheels i took off the Audi A1. DSC_0962 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0964 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Foam Lance comes very hand in every case. DSC_0966 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Also what helps A LOT is the wax/sealant i had used after the powdercoating. It helps a lot guys. DSC_0968 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then, onto air to remove all water and then reseal for winter storage DSC_0970 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0972 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0974 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then I spent some time on the Golf. First i Installed the rear seats net, like i had in the A1. Came out great in my opinion, let me know what you think as always. DSC_0757 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0758 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then it was washing time for the Golf as well DSC_0988 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0980 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0982 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0984 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Interior was in a pretty ok condition, only the floormats needed attention DSC_0986 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And some shots i took DSC_0991 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0996 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0998 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_1000 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_1003 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers guys Mike
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Hello and Merry Xmas to all of you guys who are still into forum build threads. Seems like Youtube has killed forum of every kind Found some time to do some maintenance stuff mostly. First I had to prep the summer wheels i took off the Audi A1. DSC_0962 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0964 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Foam Lance comes very hand in every case. DSC_0966 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Also what helps A LOT is the wax/sealant i had used after the powdercoating. It helps a lot guys. DSC_0968 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then, onto air to remove all water and then reseal for winter storage DSC_0970 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0972 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0974 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then I spent some time on the Golf. First i Installed the rear seats net, like i had in the A1. Came out great in my opinion, let me know what you think as always. DSC_0757 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0758 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then it was washing time for the Golf as well DSC_0988 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0980 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0982 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0984 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Interior was in a pretty ok condition, only the floormats needed attention DSC_0986 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And some shots i took DSC_0991 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0996 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0998 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_1000 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_1003 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers guys Mike
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    So, some more updates then. First I tried an optic thing in the front of the car. I added a black part between the headlighs and the front grille. I tried it with some 3M black vinyl i had laying in the garage. It came out nicely, I think i might do it if i keep this bumper . . . DSC_0844 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0845 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0848 by mgpdoc, on Flickr 50:50 shot DSC_0849 by mgpdoc, on Flickr I liked it. I might do it properly DSC_0852 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now some other orders that were incoming . . . I ordered a phone mount from OEMMOUNTS from UK. I normally **** phone mounts in the car, i think they are ugly and destroy the oem theme. however, this mount, at least for me, changes things. Here is what you receive DSC_0902 by mgpdoc, on Flickr They even supply the tool to remove the vents DSC_0903 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0904 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0905 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Amazing guys DSC_0907 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Mount in place, behing the vents DSC_0951 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0957 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0959 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Dont mind the temporary steering wheel DSC_0960 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0955 by mgpdoc, on Flickr I like it very much DSC_0954 by mgpdoc, on Flickr more to come cheers Mike
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Thank you sir. Here is another update on the way
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Another thing that was on my list, was to upgrade all of the interior switche to the Q3 / A1 facelift model. I had been postponing this mode due to the fact that i would have to not only purchase them all from the dealership to begin with, but also, to change their colour afterwards to match the white new interior lighting theme. I didnt want to go for cheap ebay china replicas. However, i thought that i could purchase them, and then just change the caps, and keep the electronic parts as spares. And i was right. Photos are always better than talking so. . . . Parts were bought Some G13 to replace the one i spent for the water sensor. DSC_0808 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0803 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0810 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Interior parts were removed DSC_0805 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0806 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0807 by mgpdoc, on Flickr The only tools I needed DSC_0809 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Unboxing new stuff DSC_0811 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0813 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0814 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now let's start replacing them DSC_0815 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0816 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0817 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0818 by mgpdoc, on Flickr One down, many to go DSC_0819 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Another one done DSC_0821 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0822 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0823 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0824 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0825 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0826 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Finally, installed on the car DSC_0828 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0835 by mgpdoc, on Flickr With white light colour DSC_0840 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Very happy with the results. A subtle, but very nice mod. Cheers
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Spent some time at the exhaust shop, removing my downpipe, and welding the exhaust temp sensor adapter, from Defi. DSC_0767 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Out of focus pics for the win DSC_0775 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then i cut the radiator hose, drained the fluids, and inserted the adapter for the water temp sensor. Went for simple clamps, because they fitter better in situ compared to the heavu duty ones. Filled with G13 again, and Happy to report, no leaks. DSC_0766 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then it was matter of connecting the sensors with the Defi main unit under the steering wheel. The route through the firewall was known from the installation of the previous gauges, so again, removal of tray stuff DSC_0779 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0797 by mgpdoc, on Flickr My main goal was for the wiring to be visible, but oem+ fitment. I think it came out great DSC_0788 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0790 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0802 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And there they are, the water temp and exhaust gas temp readings on my 1.6 tdi, making 160hp at the dyno. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Excuse the iphone pics, but i was excited. Cheers guys , more things on the way, stay tuned. Mike
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Here they are Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And their specific connectors Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Unboxing the EGT Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And the water temp Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Threw them on to see how they would look Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Really came together Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then I found an old adapter housing i had for the water hoses, that i had used in the golf. Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Bought all new clamps, and oem hoses to see if it would fit without removing the ones from the car Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr It worked great, but the blue theme, just didnt work for me anymore. So, I could paint it black, or silver, or i could do something even harder. Make a copy out of scratch aluminum. This piece, will become our final product Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr There we go Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Test fitted the sensor Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr All great Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now all i have to do is install them , both the exhaust temp and water temp and we will be good to go And last but not least, another project . . . . Remember my TTs steering wheel ? Removed it Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr This came to the rescue Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Also, used my Golf a bit more Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Dont worry, i didnt go back to this steering wheel for no reason. I sent mine off to UK, to get some Alcantara, and Carbon fiber treatment. Super excited. Cant wait to show you guys results Cheers Mike, mgpdoc over at instagram for faster updates.
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Took the car on yet another roadtrip to central Greece Nov-1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then I did a mod i saw on Youtube from Obsessed garage. He gave me the idea, how to eliminate this thing that happens at gas stations Nov-1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr So this is before Nov-1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Remove the whole assembly Nov-1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Remove this, which looks like a . . . . . you know Nov-1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr This is all we are gonna need Nov-1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Ah much better Nov-1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now if it falls, it falls down. Not on my fender. Now, I am sure some guy at a petrol station will open it, and leave it on the top of the car, that is why, i am always there, you know just in case. Been looking for a short shifter for this car for quite a long time, however never pointed me in the right direction. Either nobody knew, or nobody cared I guess. However searching over at briskoda forum, i was almost sure i found one, and after talking with the company , they assured me it would fit, so i gave it a go. Even if it didnt the price was worth it for a shot. Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Lovely piece of product Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Oem one Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr New one in place Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Feels SO much better, the travel of the shifter, and the feedback from it. Amazing value for money mod in my opinion. It would be rude not to give it a good wash Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Nov-2 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers Mike
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