So, been snooping around here for months now, and used the classified to rather good effect, so thought I'd start a small write up of the car. New to modding so still feeling my way, and sadly the golf was bought to be a work horse, so mods come second to running/maintenance. However, always want to "up-spec" my cars, so OEM+ is never far from my mind
Here's a quick write up I had ready prepared earlier:
So after my little 9n blew up and I lost all confidence in her 3 pot engine needed something more powerful, bigger, faster and cheaper on the wallet. I decided on a mk4 golf as I liked the shape, availability of parts and general solidness. After having a shitron c3 desire for a week (1.4 TDI, loan car from my amazing local garage) I discovered the joys of dirty deisal.
Weeks of searching later and I had a 90bhp TDI in the pipeline. Sadly, the guy decided not to sell it and with a holiday looming I needed a car! Missed on a few online (not quick enough in my old age) and had one very aggressive man tell me that I could come view his golf "if I really wanted but I could take his word that it was perfect"
However, lady luck smiled on me and found this little beauty.
2002 GT TDI PD 130. Full VW history, 1 owner from new, 74k on the clock. Went down to view it that day, and a week later deal sealed. (Even got £700 for the polo which had 113k miles and was suffering random engine failures, alternator issues and had mild crash damage)
First job..... holiday! Spent a week getting to know the car inside and out, shes a real gem, holds her own on the roads with the big(ger) boys and will return 60-70mpg. A very very happy chappy here!
After a good clean inside and out, it was time to get to work. Priorities are:
Clean/refresh dash, removing all sticker marks from previous owner Complete
Remove all the soft touch rubber which is badly scratched (think someone had long nails as its all around the controls) Replaced with netoptic
Install bora vents and a w8 light (obligatory in a golf)
- Footwell LEDs
Projector/angel eye lights with HID kit Projectors fitted, 5000k bulbs all round
Find some nice wheels Finally sat on some genuine .:r32's
- Subtle 30mm drop
- Fit cruise control/MFSW
The rest I plan on figuring out as I go long, the change in colour has made all my old plans for my polo redundant, but a fresh start means fresh ideas!
Edited by Pepy, 12 August 2019 - 04:20 PM.