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Mertin
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7th Jul 12 at 18:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Picked the new car up yesterday to replace the Ibiza I had for four years, quick pic of the previous car :


Travelled to Edinburgh to meet and swap cars and cash, R32 had came up from Northallerton so it had a fair journey yesterday.
Got it home and a blast with the snow foam and a hand wash and she came up fine and took a few pics. Private reg came off today







Standard spec apart from H&R rear spacers and the flapper mod.

First job this morning was to fit 4 new tyres. Rears were worn down to the blocks and one of the fronts was cracked all the way round on the sidewall so fitted 4 Toyo proxes for piece of mind



Then started the cleaning tonight, gave under the bonnet a good clean using Meguiars APC and then dressed with Auto Glym plastic and rubber. Came up really good, used to work well on the ibiza too and just needs a wipe down now and again. Also fitted my R8 oil cap





Current plans are to get LED sidelights fitted tomorrow and hopefully make a start in giving it a proper clean in the next week or so. Decontaminate, clay, glaze and wax hopefully
Future plans are to maybe get the wheels refurbished and a few minor bodywork marks touched up/resprayed. Might stretch to a milltek and air filter if I see any crop up for sale but not essential atm.
Also need to look into the fan fix as this one seems to have the symptoms. When looking at the radiator fans, which one is which? Only seems to be the left one which operates at full speed
SetH
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7th Jul 12 at 18:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Very nice, look forward to watching this.

Always starts with just a filter and zorst
BeetleGav
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7th Jul 12 at 18:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gorgeous motor! Great swap
Mertin
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Ideally Id love a set of BBS CH's but I think it would need to be decked to look the part and Iv a speed bump to get over to leave my street and Iv seen horror stories of stones in the road causing clearance issues and burst sumps. Think I'll invest in a sump guard aswell.
Recent house purchase also puts a stop to the modifying (for just now anyway
Ben J
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Looks in great nick that.
Ian W
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Looks nice.

Get the temptation to buy one around this time every year once I've been to GTi International
SetH
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Get the original wheels refurbed if necessary. Every fucker in a GTi has BBS CH's
Mertin
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7th Jul 12 at 18:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Only good thing is there is none around here with ch's. Iv just spent over 500 on tyres so standard wheels will be staying a fair while, refurbished in anthracite likely or keep it silver and standard?
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Theres a blue one of these round the corner from my house, very nice cars.

+ Keep the wheels silver
connollygt30
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Looks a nice clean motor

Was it the ibiza and cash his or your way?
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quote:
Originally posted by connollygt30
Looks a nice clean motor

Was it the ibiza and cash his or your way?


550 his way. Didnt even look at the ibiza, start it or take it for a drive. Although he wouldnt have found anything that I hadnt mentioned. Apart from that had 2 other people want to look at the ibiza but deal was already done
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quote:
Originally posted by Tomnova16
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Very nice mate. Love the interior in those. Get the standard wheels done anthracite. They go with the silver 100%. You joined R32OC yet???
Mertin
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Joined up on there last week when the deal was sorted out and started doing my research. Boy admitted when I was viewing it that I knew more about the R32's than him
Started a project thread on there aswell. Going to try and keep this as up to date as I can
Mertin
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Went to fit sidelights today as one side was out and other side didnt even have a bulb, can see why because as with all other newer cars changing a bulb seems to be like keyhole surgery with the limited space. Bought halfords laser blue bulbs to match the standard xenons only to find out their no different from a standard bloody bulb. Pissed off after all that knuckle scraping!
They'll be staying standard until some time I can be bothered to fiddle around with them again. Some pics to show how shite they are


Laser blue my arse!
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you'll need led sidelights to match the hids.
Ben G
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thats what mine were like, so i bought some led's from ebay for a pound each.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280853560226?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649



[Edited on 08-07-2012 by Ben G]
Mertin
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My sidelights are the push and twist type rather than just the push in ones. Will have a rake on ebay and see what I can find
Ian W
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quote:
Originally posted by Mertin
My sidelights are the push and twist type rather than just the push in ones. Will have a rake on ebay and see what I can find


Just fitted these to my TT, push and twist.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300630273919?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
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Lovely example dude . Looks very clean and tidy !
Mertin
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Just ordered these earlier :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290604286244?redirect=mobile
Theyl get fitted straight away to get rid of that yellow shite ones!
Ian W
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Think they could cause bulb out warnings on the dash mate
Mertin
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Dont think mk4's have bulb warnings, 1 sidelight was missing and one bulb was fucked and had no warnings on the dash.
Ian W
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Sounds like you'll be ok then

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