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  1. Doctor

    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
  5. Doctor

    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    After 3,5 year of owning the car from new, and 55k kms, my floormates were looking tired. Not bad for a daily. I didnt like the options my dealership had to offer, so i searched online for something custom, and subtle. So, onto the pics as always. DSC_0590 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0592 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0594 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Out with the old ones DSC_0599 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0601 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Transferred my custom billet securing clips onto them DSC_0595 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0596 by mgpdoc, on Flickr That uneven stitching gets my OCd a bit, but oh well . . . DSC_0597 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Installed them on the car DSC_0604 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Looked perfect DSC_0618 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0630 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0620 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And the rear ones DSC_0633 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers guys Mike
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Then it was a matter of installing all of the new bushed and things to complete the puzzle Old rear control arm bushings DSC_0504 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Inner Arches were tired DSC_0505 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0506 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0517 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Disassembling DSC_0507 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Front suspension removed for the top mount bushings and bearings DSC_0510 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0509 by mgpdoc, on Flickr OEM vs Powerflex Black Bushings DSC_0511 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Steering rack ball joints, that love my wide wheels+Spacers+Ride Height combo a lot, i am sure DSC_0516 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Control arms removed DSC_0519 by mgpdoc, on Flickr New arches bought from the dealership, ready to be installed In place DSC_0520 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0521 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0522 by mgpdoc, on Flickr I need to clean my suspension, makes me sad to see it like that DSC_0523 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Putting shinny things back on DSC_0524 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0514 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0527 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Old bushings removed, new ones, Powerflex black bushings front and rear, in place DSC_0529 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0530 by mgpdoc, on Flickr These are not only firm, but also, stealthy, noone knows they are there, except for you. Ok maybe the passenger as well. DSC_0532 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0533 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0535 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Until i show you some final photos after the alignment and fitment of the new suspension components, here's a small, but not cheap side projects i have been working on. DSC_0501 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Any ideas ? I bought this expensive bad boy. It is suitable for M5, M6, M8 and M10 rivnuts. I always wanted this, and instead of going to body shops, have one just for me. This gives you the ability to go oem fitment on all custom mounted parts, so it's just what i wanted. Also acquired some cobalt drill bits all the way to 13mm. Cant go wrong with quality tools i guess. DSC_0550 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0551 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0553 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0555 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0557 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0559 by mgpdoc, on Flickr First job i tried it on, was the rear fire extinguisher mount. DSC_0538 by mgpdoc, on Flickr It was installed with self-tapping screws, which due to vibrations, at some point, fail. DSC_0549 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Drilled the holes to 8mm DSC_0560 by mgpdoc, on Flickr M8 Rivnut with some red loctite DSC_0561 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0567 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0570 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Ah, better DSC_0579 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now, for the fitment photos, after the suspension has settled. Car feels amazing, mush stiffer but in a good way, not here and there, more like in one place. Sharper, and precise Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Without doing anything to the front ride height from the suspension settings, look how much higher it sat from the changes of components.... Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers everyone, I hope you liked the updates For faster updates, as always, follow me on instagram, @mgpdoc
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Thank you for the feedback
  8. Doctor

    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    So then naturally, i just had to find some time to put all the things, and see how it went. First stress of the process was to see of the mounts would actually fit, since, they were not listed for my car. However everyone reassured me after a lot of photos going back and forth that they would actually fit. Driver's - Gearbox side Airbox removed DSC_0467 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0470 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Mount removed Side by side DSC_0471 by mgpdoc, on Flickr What a weird shaped mount. Seems like they will be ok though DSC_0472 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0473 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Test fitted and went in first time DSC_0480 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Marked my bolts, cause you know me. Installed the airbox back in- needs a good clean, LoL DSC_0495 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now, for the passenger's - engine side DSC_0481 by mgpdoc, on Flickr This is the actual mount DSC_0482 by mgpdoc, on Flickr This was very tired. Side by side with the VT one DSC_0483 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0486 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Installed in place DSC_0487 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0490 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0497 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Finally the lower mount - no problems here Out with the old oem mount with the Powerflex insert Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr In with the complete replacement of the VT one DSC_0492 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0494 by mgpdoc, on Flickr I was very anxious as to how it would behave, given this is a diesel engine, and vibrations are there. Even in a petrol car, when you go to stiffer mounts, you can feel it in the cabin. However, no drama. Yes, when the car is cold, and the ac on sometimes it can get a little harsh, but nothing major, and only at idle. Feels very very nice, and no going back whatsoever . . . . Cheers
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    What i didnt like is the engine movement back and forth, when letting go off the gas pedal , and while shifting, despite the Powerflex rear dog mount. I obviously needed new mounts , oem or something even better. I could find nothing available for my car - as always- so i searched and talked a lot, wit companies. I think i came across something, which, fingers crossed will fit. If it does actually fit, we will have to see how the vibration is inside the cabin as well, as these were not intended to go on a diesel car. Along with the engine mounts, I also ordered some black - yes black - powerflex mounts for some suspension components. I will let pictures do the talking DSC_0415 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0420 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Top Strut Front Suspension Bushings, lets hope these will hold better than stock ones- already changed once DSC_0421 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0423 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0425 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0427 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0428 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0429 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0431 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0432 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0434 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0435 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0436 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0438 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0441 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And now for the engine mounts - I bought the Vibra Technics, great quality - lets hope they fit. They told me the dog mount is not suitable for non-petrol cars, and if i see that's the case, i will use my existing Powerflex Diesel specific one. As for the other two, although not listed for my car, they told me they would fit. Bought them through Darkside Developments, and they told me that if they dont fit, I can return them and get my money back. Let's see. DSC_0442 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0443 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0444 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Engine side DSC_0447 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0450 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Gearbox mount DSC_0452 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0456 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Dog mount DSC_0459 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0460 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Fingers crossed they fit DSC_0461 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0462 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0463 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0465 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers More to come, hope you liked the updates Follow me on Instagram, @mgpdoc for quicker updates Cheers Mike
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Then i gave the car a proper service, oil, filters, cleaned the KN intake, etc. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Wheels got a wash prior to storing them Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Summers 18s back on, and car ready for a summer trip Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Car felt great on the trip Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr In the middle of nowhere Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Also bought another two OSIR pods for my side vents Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Then, I removed the rear bumper to match the lower trim in gloss black Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr While i was there I went for a full bumper respray to make it fresh Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Car was like this for a while, since number one rule, is to not time-push your painter Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Polished the exhaust given the chance Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Love this photo Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Bought some new OEM hardwate to convert the tailights to the Facelift ones that i had bought a while back. All this lot in the picture, costs no less than about 100euros. It sucks I know Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Out with the old Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr In with the new and everything working like it should Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Here with the bumper installed in gloss black as well. I liked the rear end it was very fresh and these tailights when on, are very smart. I will show you in pics to follow. Changed the boot seal as well which was looking tired Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then, seeing that the talights were looking very white at the indicator i thought i'd give it a go with red tint like i always to see what they looked like Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Came out really nice Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr I liked it and left it like that for a while Then I bought some Audi R8 ashtrays Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Removed my tall one Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Modified to fit Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Installed in place Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Much nicer, and subtle Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Also took my GTX3076 MKv out for a stretch Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr by mgpdoc, on Flickr by mgpdoc, on Flickr by mgpdoc, on Flickr by mgpdoc, on Flickr by mgpdoc, on Flickr
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    It's been a while since I updated this, mostly due to lack of time, not lack of things happening. However let's take things slowly, hopefully in the actual time frame they happened. Got the car on the dyno Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Car made a healthy 160hp, and almost 29kg of torque. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Got the car stuck - again Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Sideskirt were painted Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Installed with all new hardware Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Loved the sideskirts Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Installed new beefy Bridgestone summer tires on my winter wheels - go figure Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr 225-45-17s Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr
  13. Doctor

    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    ^^^^ Hahahaha nice one . I will ask my grocery store, LoL
  14. Doctor

    VW Golf GTi 1.8 Turbo

    I was afraid that was the case. Sad.
  15. Doctor

    VW Golf GTi 1.8 Turbo

    We want more updates please. Amazing photography as always.
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