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#1 DanWoodcock

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:51 AM

Most of you will know who I am, but in an EXTREMELY short version since mid the beginning of 2014...

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Had a MK4 1.4. Stripped it, sold it.

 

Had a MK2 GTI. Drove to Austria, killed it. Fixed it, stripped it, sold it.

 

Had a B5.5 Passat Estate. Got bored, injector seals went. Cleaned it, sold it.

 

Had a E46 330ci Coupe. Didn't feel right, pretty heavy. Cleaned it, sold it.

 

 

And now I've decided to get a nice cheap and cheerful MK4 PD115. Drove 80 miles from picking it up, returned 62.5mpg :) trying to save money and eventually move out!

 

The guy kindly left it in an absolutely filthy state inside and out but you get the idea. Plans will be similar to the old MK4, but may also be similar to the MK2 too. Not sure how far I'll go with it... Excuse the rubbish pictures, might get some proper ones today with the camera.

 

Got it home

 

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2 days of owning

 

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After a real quick wash

 

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Good to be back in the MK4 game :)




#2 GlennGttdi

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:23 AM

good starting point!! have fun with it!

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:26 AM

Missing a few doors there! :P  Good to see you back where you belong! :Y:



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:42 AM

Here we go again, keep an eye on the head gasket with this one too.  Known weak point on these engines.


Just a stock diesel Anni................well almost  :new-chuckle:

 

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#5 DanWoodcock

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:51 AM

good starting point!! have fun with it!

 

Cheers mate!

 

Missing a few doors there! :P  Good to see you back where you belong! :Y:

 

Out of the 10 cars I've owned, 1 was 5 door and it was the Passat Estate so I had no choice :P Thanks dude

 

Here we go again, keep an eye on the head gasket with this one too.  Known weak point on these engines.

 

Yep... again haha. Tbh it seems that whatever car I go for the head gasket will play up at some point lol, but I have taken note sir :)



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:29 PM

Bet you're already happier? Great base mate

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#7 DanWoodcock

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:13 PM

Bet you're already happier? Great base mate

 

I am. Stuck £20 in it, done about 180 miles and the light's just come on. Love it. Great little car



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:44 PM

HE'S BACK :P

 

(Where he was a year ago)



#9 danpalmer1993

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:15 PM

HE'S BACK :P

(Where he was a year ago)


:lol:

#10 Tom Rowinski

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:21 AM

After following your mk2 thread I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with this :)


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 08:46 AM

I'm considering putting the Bora back to standard for a Mk2 project... want some airlift struts and RH splits Dan? :lol:

 

In all seriousness it looks like a great base bud, looking forward to seeing progress :)



#12 DanWoodcock

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:04 PM

HE'S BACK :P

 

(Where he was a year ago)

 

Funny..

 

After following your mk2 thread I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with this :)

 

I don't know where it will end up, but probably down a similar line haha :)

 

I'm considering putting the Bora back to standard for a Mk2 project... want some airlift struts and RH splits Dan? :lol:

 

In all seriousness it looks like a great base bud, looking forward to seeing progress :)

 

Not you as well. Everyone's always got air stuff for sale haha. But the RH splits......... !

 

Cheers man :)



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 06:29 PM

Nice that you went back to a mk4. Keep your eyes on the head gasket as it's a known problem on the pd115. Other than that remap it ASAP and enjoy the extra gained bhp

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 06:32 PM

Anddddd its gone

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:21 PM

What, the car or the head gasket?

Just a stock diesel Anni................well almost  :new-chuckle:

 

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#16 danpalmer1993

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:24 PM

Both! Due an update and at least it's VAG this time! 👍

#17 DanWoodcock

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:52 AM

So yeah the MK4 was useless and turns out the previous owner stuffed a crud load of that head gasket sealant stuff down it prior to sale.

 

Decided to stop buying cheap cars and keep switching, purchased an Audi A3 2.0TDI SE :) I love it and is perfect for the amount of miles I do to work now. Although I wanted a 3 door this was highly spec'd and well maintained.

 

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 01:04 PM

Looks alright that.

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 01:07 PM

Lovely car it only needs better wheels and some lowering and it's sorted

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 10:16 PM

Looks alright that.

 

 

Lovely car it only needs better wheels and some lowering and it's sorted

 

Cheers guys, I love it. And yes going to keep it very simple. If I don't like it, put it back to standard. It really is a lovely car to drive :)



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 05:21 PM

looks smart  :Y:

look forward to updates on this :)


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 09:14 PM

wanted a 3 door ? pah!  Sportbacks are by far the better looking A3 IMHO

 

good luck with this one !


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 04:32 PM

wanted a 3 door ? pah! Sportbacks are by far the better looking A3 IMHO

good luck with this one !


He has seen the light finally!! :lol:

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:15 AM

looks smart  :Y:

look forward to updates on this :)

 

Thank you! Many updates to come :)

 

wanted a 3 door ? pah!  Sportbacks are by far the better looking A3 IMHO

 

good luck with this one !

 

I know.. the sportbacks do look good otherwise I wouldn't have bothered at all. Cheers man!

 

He has seen the light finally!! :lol:

 

Plenty of hinges....



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Posted 14 February 2015 - 12:16 PM


Plenty of hinges....


Plenty of min... :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:52 PM

Where are the wheels?



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:29 PM

Where are the wheels?


He is being all whiny about them!! :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:33 PM

Where are the wheels?

 

 

He is being all whiny about them!! :lol:

 

They're in the post



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 06:14 PM

Stuff happened.

 

Initially got some XXR 527's, lovely and wide but the PCD meant running wobbles and I didn't really want to do that, as well as the offset being a little too aggressive. So sold them on for profit and got some new ones. Keeping it simple.

 

Really wasn't sure about these but turns out it just looks perfect to me. Really suits the car. Staggered 3SDM 0.01's. 215/35 all round. Nice stretch on the rear.

 

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Front arches rolled, FK coilies in, no helper springs up front, just the adjuster cup in the rear for now until I space a little and camber it. Needs a notch up front so rear raking for about a month.

 

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Then eventually managed to find 10 minutes to wash the her. She really was rotten.

 

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UD this weekend, looking forward to it and the little changes of the car in the future smile.png



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 06:41 PM

Looks awesome as always dude! :Y: even better on the move :wub:





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