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#1 sootpig

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:26 PM

Hi, im sootpig, welcome to my build.

 

As sold:

 

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Current list of mods:

 


Repairs since ownership (because it's not all mods and happiness):

 

 

Then

 

well, i sold my 1.6 8V AKL.

 

it was a brilliant first car, and it taught me alot about working on cars, which is worth alot, knowledge is power, as they say. but it was just time for something a little... better.

It all started out when one morning, on the way to work, i spot this

 

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I noticed it was up for sale, so the next day after work, i
stopped to have a look at it, when i noticed the v5 badge on the front
grill, i started to get excited, so i headed home, to do some research,
as i knew very little about these engine.

a little dabble on uk-mkivs later, and i knew what i was looking for,
a 170ps engine under the bonnet, 312mm brakes etc so i gave the guy a
call, and had a (very short) test drive...




#2 robster84

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:42 PM

thats a tidy car. I saw it for sale on my way home from work. Usually just heaps of rubbish for sale on that road



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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:45 PM

Looks nice and clean now, nice wheels too.



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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:50 PM

 Ah mate, im glad you got it all sorted, looks very nice


I like the flat blue colour and the Recaros look awesome, If you had told me where you had seen it for sale i would of tried to put you off though . . . .


but its all good now so happy days, are you enjoying the diesel like torque and the weird growl?


Only one thing to mention, it appears to have the wrong front valance?



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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:56 PM

i was always a little catious of those cars on Brookfield Rd that are for sale, some look ok but others look bad!


Glad you got it all fixed love the colour and choice of wheels


Ian



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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:58 PM

...continued

 

And thats where it all went wrong. i was blinded by the good points, and missed every
single one of the flaws with this car. For starters i didnt notice the
wheel bearings were shot, as were the axle bushes. the perhaps should
have been obvious, then there were the other, hidden flaws (pun
intended)

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after putting it i for the MOT, i quickly discovered, i had brought
stocks and shares in headaches ltd, and it was going to be a tough
couple of weeks. I had to DIY everything, there was no was i was paying
the £1350 the garage quoted me for the repairs (axle bushes, bearings,
welding, etc). First things first, the hole in the floor. If i cant fix
that, its not going anywhere.

Thankfully, i work at a fantastic company, who, despite having
nothing to with the automotive trade, let me bring my car in, for a guy
to weld some plates over the floor pan. so i stripped the interior out,
and set about beating the floor pan back to a sensible grade of
flatness. and here was the result:

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Brilliant! that was a weight off my mind, and with that hole patched
up, i set about tackling the second biggest woe, the wheels bearings.
having never done something like this before, i wasn't sure what i was
getting into, but once again, work to the rescue, with the use of their
20 tone press, and the car spending a week on axle stands, i had new
bearings! and while i was at it, i replaced the lower control arms,
fitted coilover suspension, and new track rod ends, after the old ones
seized up.

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phew! after that debacle, it was time to attack the rear axle bushes.
At this point, it was Saturday, it had to be in for the MOT on Tuesday
(10 working days) and i was ready to give up, and give it to the garage
to do, but i changed my mind, i wasnt giving up just yet...

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that took some whacking! what an awful job, no wonder they charge so much...

after that, i devised myself a puller, using an M12 bolt, some beefy
metal plates, and an old wheel bearing (they come in handy quite alot,
tbh!)

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rinse and repeat for side 1 and i was feeling pretty damn chuffed
with myself. Back in for the MOT Tuesday, and they refused to re-test.
found a second, smaller hole, and the wheels were rubbing on the
coilovers, and wheel arches... well if you aint rubbin... [whistle]

so it was back to the drawing board, cleared it with work, to take
the car in again (another days holiday used, i might add) to get it
welded up, and that same day (thursday) it was back at the garage. the
hole was fine, but it failed on the wheel rub, some 5mm spacers later,
and i was holding a green MOT certificate, and a invoice for lest than a
thenth of what i was originally quoted.

so i gave her a clean up, to celebrate:

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thats a tidy car. I saw it for sale on my way home from work. Usually just heaps of rubbish for sale on that road

yeah, this wasnt exactly a cut above the rest, with hole in the floor and all, i knew i was taking a big risk though...

Looks nice and clean now, nice wheels too.

cheers fella, was defiantly a good move taking the R32s off the 1.6 before i sell it, i think.

 Ah mate, im glad you got it all sorted, looks very nice

I like the flat blue colour and the Recaros look awesome, If you had told me where you had seen it for sale i would of tried to put you off though . . . .

but its all good now so happy days, are you enjoying the diesel like torque and the weird growl?

Only one thing to mention, it appears to have the wrong front valance?

yeah, i dont think ill be buying a car from there again, i had several people advise me not to, but love is blind [:$]

and yes, the bottom end torque is amazing! 4th gear at 30mph and it still pulls [:S]

and wrong valance? i cant say ive taken much notice tbh, what should it have?



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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:01 PM

 well unless mine had the wrong one of course but i had a 4mo one, as had my 150TDI


I think it tends to be the top spec in each model has them if that makes sense?


what year is yours? only reason i ask is 2000 was the cross over year from the 150 to the 170's. The grille badge does suggest 170, whats the engine cover looking like?



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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:23 PM

3 words dude: YOU DA MAN!! [H]


Congrats with the purchase and well done with the repairs dude, cars got plenty of potential and looks very nice and tidy after you cleaned it, at least you saved yourself the hole in your pocket just like your car had lol but I have one question, how did a hole get there in the first place lol?


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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:38 PM

looking good so far mate!


its a pain fixing EVERYTHING, but such a good feeling after its done :)



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:19 AM

looking good so far mate!

its a pain fixing EVERYTHING, but such a good feeling after its done :)

x2 on that [Y]

Feels brilliant after the job is done


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:21 AM

looks mint m8t

could do with a v5 badge on the back [I]



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:32 AM

red 5 usually denoted 170ps, but iirc the 170 came in around 51 plate? along with the 312s. front valance was always standard one, not the 4mo style one. apart from the hole(s) that floor looks a bit creased? Nice job on the repair work though



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:24 AM

 well unless mine had the wrong one of course but i had a 4mo one, as had my 150TDI

I think it tends to be the top spec in each model has them if that makes sense?

what year is yours? only reason i ask is 2000 was the cross over year
from the 150 to the 170's. The grille badge does suggest 170, whats the
engine cover looking like?

its an 01 plate, and defiantly a 170 (coil packs, not HT leads) found that out when i brought some leads from ECP, and tried to fit them [doh]

i wouldn't have brought it, if it was a 150, i was after the 20v and the 312mm brakes [:D]

looks mint m8t

could do with a v5 badge on the back Idea

thanks, and i agree. i brought one on the bay last night. £20 [:O] but it'll be worth it.

3 words dude: YOU DA MAN!! Cool

Congrats with the purchase and well done with the repairs dude, cars
got plenty of potential and looks very nice and tidy after you cleaned
it, at least you saved yourself the hole in your pocket just like your
car had lol but I have one question, how did a hole get there in the
first place lol?

thanks fella, i have no idea how the previous owner did it. i really would like to know. i imagine it 'ran out of road' and a fence post, rock, or something punctured the floor pan. i can only guess.

red 5 usually denoted 170ps, but iirc
the 170 came in around 51 plate? along with the 312s. front valance was
always standard one, not the 4mo style one. apart from the hole(s) that
floor looks a bit creased? Nice job on the repair work though

yeah, the floor pan WAS creased, thats the before pic, i dont have any good after pics. The sound deadening was cracked, and battered, but the metal was fine, stood on it, beat it with rubber mallets, etc got it pretty straight, and then dynamatted it (had some left over from my last car).



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:40 AM

Now the MOT is passed, im doing what i do best - take things apart!

starting with my cooling fans, which dont work properly. as they dont on many Mk4s with climate control. using the info from the fan synopsis thread, i made myself an external, dual low speed fan resistor plate, thing.

it looked a little something like this:

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i guesstimated some dimensions, and had no idea how or where i was going to fit it, untill i got home, and whipped the bumper off. Spent a few mins offering the plate up around the batter tray area, until finally settling on a 90degree bend, and bolting it just below the battery tray, on the crash bar, thing. out came the drill and taps.

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for all intents and purposes it seems to work just fine, the plate does get bloody hot, even with two 50w resistors in parallel. no wonder the internal resistors burn out! [8-|]

Next on the list, is try and isolate an advisory from the MOT - sidle lights effected by operation of another lamp. almost certainly a dodgy ground somewhere.

also, im thinking about getting the roof wrapped in black, any one know somewhere local that does this, and a rough idea of the cost?



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:06 AM

sootpig, give these a call http://www.channelco...uk/sign-writing


I dont know if they will do it or how much but says they do vehicle wrapping



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:14 AM

sootpig, give these a call http://www.channelco...uk/sign-writing

I dont know if they will do it or how much but says they do vehicle wrapping

ha, thats on the same estate as my work. ill look into it, cheers mate.



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:16 AM

where do you work? i work on cobbs wood too



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:29 AM

I work at Houchin. so DAF is practically next door. never really paid much attention to whats around the estate, only other place i go is the dump [:P]


where about are you at? ill have to keep an eye out for ya [Y]



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:46 AM

im down the end of brunswick road at Medway Power Transmissions. Opposite the old foundrey cafe



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:57 AM

 I used to deal with the shipping of Houchins ground units!


I work for Laser transport in Lympne



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:29 AM

Looking sweet mate, well done for fixing it yourself. [Y]


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:35 AM

car looks good. wish my v5 looked as clean as that. what u got planned for it?


ive got all my mods together, waiting for the garage to give me a price tho.



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:33 PM

Nice mate :) really like the colour too!


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wow. such race-car ^^ very click ^^  so diesel much mpg  


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 03:32 PM

yesterday, i fitted a new Bosh battery, new cabin filter, and cleaned the throttle body (just to see if it would help my slight misfire problem), which isnt really a problem, but id rather have my engine running 100%... who wouldn't!?


it was all going so well, then i broke the MAF sensor.


i tried to clean it, using engine de-greaser stuff. it did'nt like it.


started her up, revved a little (cold start) then died. tried again, died on the way back to idle again. oh cock. took it back off tried to desperately dry it out, still same thing. called it a night, as it was getting late, and i was getting hungry.


then this morning, i tried it again, hoping it was some de-greaser left on the sensor,w which would have evaporated by now... surly. no such luck.


so as a last resort, i stopped off at Halfords, a picked up a can of contact cleaner for £4. whats the worst that could happen, i thought...


took MAF off, gave it a squirt, left to dry then tired  again, same thing, but a little better, ran for longer this time, and didn't die, but very lumpy... ok, MAF back off, drenched in contact cleaner, left to dry, drenched again, dry, re-fitted MAF.... Success!!! she runs, still shaky at idle, but back to 'normal'.


so i haven't killed my MAF, but could that be causing my misfire? i hear they are a common problem on the V5, and can make it miss. i may well need a new one anyway, and it cant do any harm replacing it, my next port of call is a coil pack, or stick some redex in there.


ive scanned it using my scanner tool, and no codes come up, so im really not sure what to try, but theres a definite hesitation/stutter when stomping on the pedal from idle, but not every time [*-)]


...Oh and while i was looking around halfrauds for said contact cleaner, just as i spot it on the shelf, i get a phone call about the autotrader add i made just last night, someone wanting to view my 1.6. they came to view, and next thing i know, they've laid down a deposit, and will be back on Monday with the cash, awesome! [<:o)]



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Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:05 AM

my v5 does not have misfire


but has an intermitant lumpy start


some days it runs like a beast somedays not :(


my (new) maf shows 0.00 gms


ive narrowed it down to a few things but can't really afford to do them all at once :s


ive got to check wiring from maf to the ecu (btw have you tried unplugging the maf and seeing if theres any difference)


also the lambda sensor on mine needs checking and the crankshaft sensor!!


but i can live with it till ££££ comes availible!


what progger did you use to check for codes?


cheers smythe


 



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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:26 PM

Yesterday, it had a new Bosch MAF. seems to pull better now, but still missing, i think.


so, i brought a new coil pack today, and tried it in each cylinder, didn't notice any difference tbh.


Im not sure i trust my own judgment on it, as im not 100% what im looking for, but basically, if i tap the throttle, it sputters, and the revs drop - thats not normal, is it?


i have tried running without the MAF connected, lights came on and it ran like a bag of shoot. the car seems to drive fine, but its the only v5 ive driven, so not sure if its lacking or not. The ol' bum dyno says the new MAF has improved things though.


scanner tool is an Autel ebay job, cant remember the model number... came up with a delayed 02 sensor bank fault (or something) yesterday, was probably from the broken MAF, as it hasnt come back.



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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:59 PM

mine runs like a bag o spanners while its ticking over when sat in the car


if i get out and stand at the front with the bonnet shut it sounds fine & quiet! lol


does have a couple of blackspots around 4000-5000 revs i was told this is normal on v5's


 



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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:49 PM

that's definitely not normal, you should check the coil packs with the engine started, get a glove to keep the current away and pull each one out individually, see when there is no change in the way your engine runs.. then you'll figure which one is faulty.


The chances are high to have 2 broken, and check the cables and the spark plugs too.. Sorry for my "rough" English. Best of luck mate!



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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:37 PM

If anyone could point me in the direction of which lambda sensor "bank 1 sensor 2" is, i'd be most grateful. gonna try changing the sensor, and go from there.

in the mean time, ive added this, must add at least 15hp [:)]

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:19 PM

 not related but the V5 does have a flat spot in the revs at about 3.k-4.5k revs (iirc)


Its a factory "flatspot" that was put in to get then engine through the emission standards at that time, a decent remap will iron it out and put the smooth power curve right the way through from 1500-6500 revs.


Had mine done by DNA in Stratford-on-Avon which gave me 18bhp and a far nicer car to drive






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