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  1. The Audi A4 B6 PD130 So I've actually had this car for almost 3 years, yet haven't actually modified it until now. After racking up 40k unmodified I thought it needs a little more attention and since I've just finished the turbo build on my mx5 this would be the perfect time to start! This car has taken my to Worthersee twice and will do again in April 2018. Here's the video from 2016 when I last went: So here's the start of the Audi Project, If you would like to keep track of the progress, feel free to subscribe to my channel! It's more car content than anything. Also if you have any questions leave a comment on youtube as I'll be more likely to see it than here... Thanks!
  2. darksidedave

    MK1 golf tdi conversion

    Hello, Thought I'd finally get round to doing a write up on a build to help keep track of it and to get in touch with other people doing similar stuff. I bought this 83 mk1 golf on Ebay as a bit of a spur of the moment due to it going cheap. Struggled to find much about it but it used to be a 1.1 in black, but currently registered as a 1.8 in grey. I also managed to find a few photos of it from when it was last restored and some from back in the 90's. My plan with it is to strip it all down, fit the engine from my current car along as well as a few other bits. a few bits like the interior and such, but for now I'm just going to focus on getting it running. photos from the early nighties apparently, mainly a loud exhaust and bucket seats. when it was rebuilt and running what I believe was a g60 lump. for some reason it had a S1 rear light panel welded into it. the paint looks alright but its really flaky now. This is after a stripped it all down and put solid doors on it. someone has tried to cut the rear light panel into a S2 style one and given up. other than a new rear panel, there doesn't appear to be much welding needed anywhere else though. The plan going forward is to put the front back together and get the engine sorted. I'm planning on using the engine from my current car, a 1.9tdi running 200bhp. but for now I'm going to sand back some of the crap on the body and see how much work it really needs.
  3. So after a recent change of career, my trusty old driving school Beetle, Herbie has recently started his retirement... but it's not going to be all rest and no play. I'll start from the beginning. In July 2008 I was training to be a driving instructor and picked up my shiny new Beetle. I'd had a dream a few months earlier about teaching in 'Herbie' and it quickly snowballed into buying a website, private plate and then ordering the car. So here he is in the showroom: Then a set of these were fitted: And the stripes went on: I qualified and off to work we went Unfortunately he was rear ended 4 times... but like a trooper he popped back into shape each time and we carried on with the lesson: He moonlighted as a wedding car for my friend: Had to tow our Splitty home when he broke down when we moved house: And even tried his hand at being a show car (ok, so he wasn't very good at this, but hey ho, he's had a tough life!): And then I bought him a girlfriend as my automatic tuition car... Anyways, so now I've changed my job and Herb is no longer required to work for a living in the same way as he used to... so he's gone from doing 35k a year, to probably about 10k! It's also meant that I can finally play with him and do what I've wanted to do for the last 7yrs - lower him! So off the stripes etc came... Having the roofbox on for years (and associated stripes and clear film) has meant that the roof paint isn't the best. I looked for a solution to cover it, and this is what I came up with - brown, black and white camo stickers: Still got a bit more to finish off as I ran out of stickers, but waiting for it to stop raining so I can get the rest on! Then I stole the alloys off the 2012 Beetle and gave them to Herbie: And finally the coilovers went on: So that's pretty much where I'm up to now. I have a set of twin spoilers to fit, plus new tinted fogs as the current ones have some rust in them.
  4. Been a while since I've done a build thread on any of my cars so heres a little update First of there was passat b5 Then my b5.5 Got written off twice in one year Then my pimp violet vento My 3.5 cabby on Lincoln town car wheels Swapped it for a lupo on air Sold that to buy my most favourite car I've ever owned. My mk2 golf, 1.9tdi conversion and only 45k on the shell and in the only colour I wanted. So here it is when I got her
  5. Bobby_T_16v

    Skoda Octavia II vRS

    Look what was collected last Friday: Pics of it at my fathers in Cambs after collecting it: ​
  6. AllanHardie

    L8W FR - Bagged Mk2 Leon FR

    Hi Everyone, This is my second or third car i have posted on here to show progress, Bought my FR550 Leon about 8 months ago, and in my opinion its came a fair way since then, Current specs are: Leon FR550 2.0 TDI Stage 2 remap DPF removed Darkside EGR Delete Changed air intake Darkside Silicon boost pipes Darkside Alloy Boost pipes Darkside S3 alloy end tank FMIC Back box delete (mufflerectomy) Airlift XL slam series struts V2 management 5Gal skinny tank Dual 380cc Viair compressors Chrysler Crossfire Double Staggered alloys 18" 7.5" wide fronts 19" 9" wide rears L8W FR Private Registration plate (LOW FR) Triple R composites diffuser To Do: Full S/S exhaust from manifold back 3" twin exit Triple R composite front splitted BTCC Side Skirts Fit new wheels (20"s) Paint front wings then onto interior Pictures of the progress: The day i got her Wheels (first set) Coilovers: FMIC: TRC: Airlift: Wheel Set 2 (Current) Wheel Set 3 (Should be on this weekend) 20"s Awaiting on tyre's arriving from camskill, Buying 3" stainless pipe and bends to get my exhaust made up off a very good mate and may even order my TRC splitter this weekend All criticism welcome Thanks
  7. Elek

    MK4 flywheel PCD?

    Hey Guys Can anyone tell me what the PCD of a mk4 tdi (or similar) Flywheel is? Looking to put a PD lump in something out of the ordinary and would need to match the flywheel to the PD Anyone know? Cheers Ross
  8. bridgeburner

    Mystic Blue Vento GL TDI

    After being on the lookout for a Vento for sometime a friend of mine hooked me up after hearing that the previous owner of his G40 was selling his. I got in touch and received the following photos. It was a total beater with typical rotten arches, some damage to the bodywork around the near side rear light and sporting a rat look wing. Apart from the obvious polished Porsche 928's and coilovers I was told that it had a straight through exhaust system with a bike can back box, 110 injectors and a diesel tuning box. As the owner was willing to meet me halfway in Bristol and offering the car to me with a boot full of spares I couldn't resist so took the journey up in my buddies Mk2 Jetta to collect. Had a quick test drive, cash exchanged hands, log book was signed and I removed the fly eyes kit from the headlights before cruising back into Welsh territory. Other than tidying things up I knew roughly the look I wanted to achieve and started the part hunt. Managed to get a set of genuine Hella smoked front indicators and fog light blanks along with a phase 2 'mid' grill locally. Around the same time I decided to split the headlights and joey them using gloss black enamel paint. I then came across an early GL front bumper on eBay complete with splitter which failed to sell, after a message to the guy selling it he agreed to sell the splitter separately. The pressed plates got ditched for a cleaner looking plastic set... at this stage the front end looked like this. To go lower on the front I removed the liners and rolled the arches finding a ton of mud in the process. This vastly improved aesthetics but the inside of the wheels were now catching on the helper springs... the joys of running et65. I put up with the daily grind whilst constantly on the look out for a set of wheels with a smaller offset. The standard velour interior wasn't to my taste so when a set of black colour concept recaros cropped up relatively local on eBay, I threw a last minute bid down. I got these fitted along with my other interior purchases which consisted of Nardi Torino wooden steering wheel, Golf Mk4 wooden gear knob, lower glovebox, highline leather door cards, VDO style boost gauge, 42 Draft Designs gauge panel, genuine rubber floor mats as well the headunit & subwoofer from my previous whip. Copped a US spec rear tub and ordered a new plate to suit. A damp patch appeared in my boot which seemed to be coming from the rear lights. I whipped them off to reveal a build up of maple leaves. This seemed like an appropriate moment to cut the amber indicator caps out of the rear lights with a dremel and fit chrome bulbs before they went back on. I finally came across a set of wheels I was interested in advertised on Instagram. A set of Porsche fitment Azev E's. 16 x 7.5 & 9J (ET50) with 195/45 & 205/40 Tyres. Whilst waiting for them to be delivered I ran the standard 14's up front and a pair of Sebrings on the rear, strong look. M.O.T prep was the next hurdle which consisted of getting some holes in the sill welded up. The Azevs arrived but the front adapters I was previously running were shot due to stripped threads and cut down wheel bolts. I treated myself to a new pair of 20mm adapters and picked up a set wheel bolts from a Golf Mk4 at my local scrap yard. The car came with slim to no service history so I played it safe by replacing all the belts and fluids. The power steering bottle had seen better days so this got changed. The previous owner mentioned an airbox mod when chatting around the time of purchase but I never thought it would have been this extreme. Luckily in the boot full of spares that came with the car was an untouched bottom section of an airbox so this was modded in subtler terms and fitted along with a new K&N panel filter. Since day one of ownership the brakes were spongey and useless. It was definitely time for an upgrade to G60 carriers and calipers, managed to get a pair for a reasonable price. I ground the paint back and gave them a coat of a more subtle gloss black. I fitted these with Brembo pads and chucked them onto a fresh set of Brembo Max discs.
  9. GurpalD

    GurpalD's Daily Mk5

    Hello everyone! So I guess it's time for what you could call another installment lol! .. So then, after accepting a university place that required me commuting on a daily basis, it meant I needed a sensible and practical daily car to get there and back in. As you would imagine, the VR6 wasn't the best car to be doing major miles, down to the pure fact that a 2.8 12v VR6 is never going to match a diesel on economy, and I didn't fancy ruining the VR6's paintwork either. So I was on the hunt for something diesel, something that kept me in the "scene", custom but daily friendly too. It just happened my good friend Bally had come across an Imola Red E46 M3 convertible that he wanted, which meant he was looking to sell his Mk5 Golf GT TDI: I couldn't pass this one up. So after a few longggggggggg whatsapp convo's and several phone calls later (Bally will tell you lol!), a deal was agreed and the car was mine later on in the week. Now this is what the car looked like when I picked it up: And a few more when Bally was running it on the RS reps: So, some specs: 2004 Mk5 Golf GT TDI 140 6 speed manual 115k 2 owners FSH Boring stuff done. The proper specs.... 4 way Accuair E-Level Air Suspension set up Chassis notch GTI front bumper 3M matte grey wrap (originally metallic grey) Tinted windows Digital dual zone climate control So all in all, a good daily car. Ticked all the boxes for me and most importantly, I loved it from the first day I saw it! I followed the basic procedure that most people do after picking up a new car.. WASH IT .. Also had a play round with the air ride : Now after 115k and 10 years post-production, the car was starting to show signs of wear both cosmetically and mechanically, both internally and externally. There were also a few things that weren't quite to my taste on the car too that I wanted to change. First thing on my hit list was the center part of the dash. It was in a pretty poor state, with scratches all over and just generally looking tired, so I sorted that out first. Before: After: Bally had the E-Level controller mounted in the ash tray, but I didn't like the way it lit up the inside of the car at night time, and wanted to locate it to a more discreet part of the car, so used the small compartment under the headlight switch: I then had an offer on the standard wheels, so I got shot of those because I absolutely hated them and then put the VR6's winter wheels on temporarily: Bally also had a sound setup in the car, which I wasn't very fond of. It consisted of: - Bosch multi-channel 600w amp for the door speakers - Orion D5000 amp - Orion 15" HCCA - Pioneer MixTrak headunit Now I'm quite fussy when it comes to doing mods to a car. If I'm gonna do something, I like to take my time and do it properly. I had a feeling that the audio setup hadn't been done this way. So out came the interior: The audio was set up just how I thought it had been. OEM wiring cut, wire's stripped then twisted and taped together. The worst possible way of doing it. So, I headed down to Maplin's, bought a crimping tool and a big set of crimps and go to work on crimping all the wires back into the OEM wiring harness and doing things the right way. At this point, I also replaced both woofers in the front doors as they were showing signs of being passed their best in the way they sounded. So, OEM phillips replacements were ordered and riveted into place. I removed all the excess speaker wires and RCA's, as well as the single DIN headunit, which looked awful in the dash. My vision with this car is to go OEM+ as much as I can without sacrificing too much on looks and usability. When it came to finding a replacement headunit, I considered all options. RNS-510's, RCD-510's. I still wanted to be able to run a subwoofer too, so needed something that had RCA input's but still remained OEM. After reading through forum after forum on what would be the best option, the answer I seemed to get was that running a subwoofer off a standard headunit wasn't a good idea, however, there was an alternative. The Kenwood DNX was offered by VW as an optional extra. It has bluetooth, TV tuner and sat nav capabilities, as well as 4x50w power output, and RCA inputs. Its also a direct fit with no battery drain issues on the Mk5 platform so it was a no brainer. I trawled the internet night after night looking for a good deal on one. One came up, a few eBay messages later and it was mine, along with all the accessories: Fits like a glove and sounds great! Couldn't be happier! I stuck all the interior back together and was then on the look out for a set of wheels, as the 16" Merc wheels were not doing it any justice! Again, I wanted something OEM+ to go on the car and to keep with the theme. Super wide dishes were not an option as I didn't really want to run a big stretch on a daily car. All my friends kept saying to go for Bentley Mulliner wheels, but 20" wheels would mean too low a profile tyre on a daily car, so I put that option to a side for now. Then a friend of mine, Parm, happened to be selling his 19" BBS 2 Piece split Speedlines. I went to go see them: Hashed out a deal, and brought them back home: Then, like a kid at chrismas, I started fitting: The wheels will be getting split, blasted and powder coated soon but when funds allow. Haven't decided on a colour for the centre's yet but the lips will definitely be getting polished. Now to spruce up the exterior, I sanded the headlights back as they were damaged by UV, before: After: I also repainted the front VW badge as I wasn't keen on the red inserts: Also fitted in the inserts that were missing: Also fitted some 10mm spacers on the front today as the wheels seemed to be fouling the struts, so picked up some extended wheel bolts from STS too: Driving ride height: And a quick snap of the air set up: All hidden away under a false floor in the spare wheel well. Much happier with the way it is sitting now and how it feels to drive on the 19's. Ride is sublime and the interior feels like a much nicer place to be. A lot more planned for the car yet, with some subtle performance modifications, nothing to extreme that side as it's gonna be a daily whip! Well, I appreciate it if you have stuck with me thus far lol! Many many more updates to come, so keep tuned! Comments and criticisms are welcome and any idea's for the wheel refurb would be appreciated, perhaps some photoshops if possible from people with the skills Thanks for reading! Gurpal
  10. cam_d_


    Got my self a Derv for a bit, I loved my Ignis Sport so much and will have another, I was just getting fed up of refilling up after 250 miles :haha: but in all seriousness i'm doing a minimum of 500 miles a week so need something a bit better on mpgz Remapped courtesy of Trix really pleased with the outcome, highly recommend it, I seem to be getting better mpg to, around 50 a tank on average! Some new rear lights as the faded pink ones wern't my thing picked up some wheels of rosco906 and got some new tyres put on them, after dropping it a bit lower to the ground Still got a long long way to go but getting there..
  11. GurpalD

    Mk5 Golf R32 rear bumper

    Hi, I have a 2004 Mk5 Golf GT TDI. It currently has the standard rear bumper on the car, and I was looking to replace/upgrade this to the R32 version. I've had a look on eBay at a few items, and from what I can understand, all I really need is this item to do the conversion along with the R32 style back-box?: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281452960603?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Is there any other parts I will need in order to do the conversion? Thanks for any input in advance guys GurpalD
  12. DannyYauPhoto

    Reflex Silver 6R

    Hi everyone, First time posting here and first build thread for my first car This is my 2014 VW Polo 6r 1.2 TDI, I am planning some moderate exterior bits and bobs and subtle eco map for more economy as this will be the dailybus for a long while. Here it is on the day of pick up. That weekend it got it's first good wash and polish but started raining so didn't manage to get a seal or wax on it unfortunately. Rain-X seal on all glass and lights the next day Mods to come next!
  13. New to the forum, not so new to the show as I live in Northampton. I'm Luke, 20 years old, and have a tendency to change cars a lot. (I've previously had 4 Ibizas, a white A3 tdi a Mk4 and a Mk2 Gti) however nothing that was show worthy, but hopefully this project will be! Tomorrow if all goes to plan I will have hopefully sold my Golf Mk2 1.8gti and my Golf mk4 1.4 R32 rep(ish). Then onto buying the things needed for this. So, here's what I'm planning: A Golf Mk2 1.9TDI in Ferrari red, hopefully eventually running 200bhp but probably not for a while. I've found a 2004 Skoda Fabia VRS 1.9tdi Pd130 with 80k on the clock to use as a donor car. Will be keeping the engine standard at first apart from a remap (anybody know who's good for these engines?) and a Pd160 intake, maybe add a new Fuelab prodigy fuel pump too as I can get one cheap. I've managed to find a fantastic shell for the Mk2, which has been flushed and resprayed by a Ferrari specialist (costing over £4000!). It also comes with a Mk1 Audi TT dashboard, the one that was previously in Sam McMahon's Mk2, some of you may know him. (I don't personally know him). Planning to go heavy with the sound deadening, as I want it to seem like a smooth to drive modern Mk2 when driving it.. If that's possible. Also a leather interior, either out of a Corrado or something easy to fit. Anyway.. this is all in planning so far, over the next week or so most of the parts required should be in my hands and I'll upload some photos. Hoping to get this all done within a month, looking forwards to see how it will turn out!
  14. Evening all, newbie to the forum but i have been on a lot of my local ones, this one has helped me out a few times so i thought its only right to sign up and give help back when i can! Anyways heres my car, some of the pictures over time have become bad links but ill try and show as much as i can! This was how i got it 2002 Mk4 golf TDi PD100 remapped to 140 R32 anti roll bar Lowered on coilies. This was how it was when i first bought it over a year ago since then ( as i cant find half the pictures its had ) JOM airblade on (now been pinched the bastards) Lowered on coilovers GTI rear lamps MK1 Skoda Octavia VRS half leather seats Allard EGR Delete Straight through Zaust system. I then had the swap of the seats to MK1 Octavia VRS seats Used to look like this with its BBS CH's which i had refurbed in Mclaren Merc Silver Sharan rear badge mod, Allard EGR delete kit, Twin blue led door pin setup, Audi A3 sport steering wheel, aRd supplied and installed half fis clocks with bora sport foils and all features enabled (illumi needles and MTE) Then i installed some lights behind the handles to come on with the sidelights (OEM red glow) Then next up was some bora vents
  15. over the past 2 months i have noticed a howling kind of noise which begins as the turbo spools. At the moment it sounds like a medium pitch like a vacuum cleaner and seems to come on in time with the turbo and decreases in noise/ stops as the revs are increased. The engine is not losing oil/ is not smoking anymore than it should and is boosting fine. Do these symptoms sound like turbo failing or can it be any thing else? I will try and take a video of it if i can capture the sound.
  16. Michael

    Jennings' Daily Hack

    Hi my names Michael Been sort of in the background of this site never really doing much other than buying or posting the odd picture up but i thought it was time for a proper build thread for the new daily hack. iv had a few cars over the past few years but i wont bore you all with them but my last car was a 2007 Mini One running Ap Coilovers and BBS RC, it wasnt really low and it wasnt really fast (at all) but looked a little something like this. and as you can see.. EVERYDAY IS LEGS DAY. Anyway. After about a year and a half of fun in the mini, due to my long commute (100miles a day) i thought it was best to buy something comfortable, realiable and most of all economical with the added luxury of five doors so that my child can be inserted easily into the back. Ended up with a MK5 Golf GT-TDI 140 DSG. I Specifically wanted a Steel Grey and thats what i got. Now, when it comes to messing with this car the long and short of it is my missus currently holds my balls securely in her handbag with the rest of my pride and dignity. Also due to an iminent house purchase i do have to take this build at a slower pace than i am used to. SAYING THAT - the following have been bought: Votex rear bumper geniune GTI side skirts Wheels (not sure if im keeping them yet) and a few little bits to tidy up the car (grill/steering wheel etc) Pictures from the Ebay Advert: Primary plans include: Votex front splitter Air Ride money dependant Engine Remap and DSG remap via Garage Midnight. Any suggestions/critisms/general banter welcome. Thanks For reading
  17. FlawlessMikey

    MK5 Jetta Build Thread - M111K VW

    This is a thread to bits I'v done on my Jetta. Have a read, enjoy, if you want to know anything, just ask! Instagram MK5Mikey
  18. ILoveCorners

    Vw 9n Tdi

    Hi there for those wondering why I have PH stickers on my car it is due to me being a member for some time. I was advice to join this forum due to the nature of the car. The car is a VW Polo 1.9 Tdi. It has been extensively modified and alot of time spent on it but there is still alot to do before I can call it "finished." Mods so far: UPGRADED WISHBONES WITH UPGRADED BUSHES UPGRADED FRONT ANTI ROLL BAR FRONT AND REAR BRAKE DISCS ECU CHIP RE-MAP POWER FLOW EXHAUST ADJUSTABLE COILOVERS SIDE INTERCOOLER BACK INTERIOR REMOVED FRONT LEFT FOG LIGHT REMOVED AUDIO WINDOW DEFLECTORS BBS SPLIT RIMS (2 PEICE) 16 INCH ALLOY WHEELS REFURBED WITH BLACK CENTRES AND GREEN LIP Future plans: Further engine mods Bonnet bra (black) BOSS kit, retractable momo steering wheel Roll cage (green) Smooth back and front bumpers as well as side Black roof vinyl Leather GTI seats Spacers New carpet Hood extender to cover lights Roof rack Damper adjustment
  19. Not had a thread on here before, but this was my old car.. Sold my lupo about 6 weeks ago, doing about 300 - 350 miles a week i needed something more efficient. went for a 6n2 polo TDI because of the great fuel figures they return and also cheap tax Had this car about 5 or 6 weeks, but i seem to have a lot of money around at the minute so progress has been quick! Havent got many photos of the car how i bought it as it looked pretty crap. and one next to my friends GTI Ordered coilovers within a week of owning it then ordered wheels about 2 weeks ago. Bullet Wheels 15 x 7 and 15 x 8 et 20 all round pretty perfect fit for the polo! Tyres are nankang ns2's all round, 165/50 fronts and 185/45 rears a trial fit photo... tyres went on a few days ago and now theyre on properly. Future plans are: NOTCH (drive shafts already rubbing lots hence stupidly high front end) hopefully in the next 2 weeks. GTI splitter (ordered from VW earlier today) GTI Spoiler possible wheel colour change - i like black but its a bit common on these wheels as its the only colour you can buy them in. cleaning up the headlights (mouldy lenses) install audio from the lupo momo 280/300 new o/s front wing due to a fair bit of rust lower all round
  20. Bunter225

    Turbo Whistle On Boost

    Hi guys, I bought an Anni TDI that has a Garrett 721021 fitted. It was fitted @ 53k, the car is on 81k now, its been remapped to around 195bhp & 280 ft/lb. Its pulls strong as hell its very quick. It boosts from around 2000rpm up to nearly 3500, theres a loud high pitch whistle from around 2100 to around 2600 which seems too high pitch for turbo boost then after that its sounds like a turbo should on boost with the normal whistle/swoosh of air. Its difficult to describe, Im concerned there is turbo trouble, ive had a listen to some videos but they just dont sound like mine. Ive read about some boost leaks but they seem to be accompanied by a small loss of power and it definately doesn't feel like its down. Can anyone help?
  21. Luigi105

    The Mk5 Mongrel

    I have finally managed to upload some pictures of my Mk5 golf Tdi. I brought this back in Feb 2012 as a more "practical" car. Standard 1.9 Tdi Sports 6gear 07. It was in perfect condition and only had 34k miles on the clock. The plan was to turn it into a Gti Rep with some sort of clean style rims and lows.