Golf MK4 V5 OEM+ Project

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  1. NateS2

    NateS2 Paid Member Paid Member

    May 1, 2019
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    Yet another project, although this one has wheels and has been driving out for the last couple of years, unlike my Mk2 [8-}]

    This was bought in 2017 with around 70,000 miles on it, its a 2003 V5 3 door in reflex silver, "Mid-Line". It was a okay spec with Climatronic, destroyed sports seats, Votex rear spoiler and CD changer. It also had it chains done by VW at about 30,000 miles. The following things were broken when we got it, the crossed out ones have been fixed :) :

    • Randomly switched off - New Bosch Cam position sensors, new fuel filter, air filter, cleaned intank pump
    • Suspension thrashed - Fitted with 40 mm lowering HR springs and Koni sports dampers, R32 big bushes
    • Brakes - Original red calipers cleaned up and painted, new Brembo Max slotted discs and @EBC Brakes UK Green stuff pads along with HEL braided hoses
    • Rocker cover leaking everywhere - Have new Elring and Victor Reinz parts, yet to fit
    • Small weep from cam chain area of head gasket - This has stopped
    • HORRENDOUS driving, jerky horribleness - Still and issue, got 5 genuine coil packs to put in, any ideas?
    Mods so far
    • VW Polo short DAB aerial - Wires routed as OEM and connected to new Alpine DAB+ Head unit
    • Cruise Control Retrofitted
    • Full Leather, Heated sports seat - Fitted and wired using Kufatec loom
    • Original door cards converted to leather and reinforce with Fibre glass
    • "Soft Felt" style black centre arm rest
    • Dash + Interior plastic swap for good used replacements
    • Bora R aluminium Gear knob
    • VR6 Rear Valance fitted with custom non-resonated exhaust
    • OEM parking sensors fitted and fully wired, including K-line
    • W8 interior light - Wiring including rear view mirror dip defeat
    • Half FIS needle sweep, etc.
    • Boot Cigarette lighter
    • 3 Button key fob
    • Window up with remote
    Future plans
    • Full FIS/DIS (Currently trying to source for a reasonable price)
    • Audi A3 bulb warning retrofit
    • Hella Styling front fogs
    • New wheels (BBS RC I think)
    • OEM Xenon's with auto levelling (for the right price)
    • New front valance
    • OEM Style auto lights - Most likely using a A4 auto light switch, relays (my favourite) and a interface board to the Climatronic light sensor
    • Audi TT/S3 front running gear conversion
    • Glovebox vent (Trying to source the correct hose is impossible)
    • Remap - Any recommendations? @Toyotec if he's willing as I'd trust him more than post other places
    I'll update this with more pictures and details, if there is anything people are particularly interested in then let me know [:D]
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2021
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  2. Richxst New Member

    May 1, 2020
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    I need a new rocker gasket for my mk3. Been looking on Autodoc but wasn’t sure on the best brand to go for. Would you recommend Elring?
  3. rubjonny

    rubjonny Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Oct 31, 2003
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    yep elring or genuine
  4. Peter Forum Member

    Oct 27, 2003
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    Looks like you’ve done a great job so far and some good stuff planned as well.

    am I right in thinking that being a 2003 it’s a 170?

    Great that it’s 3 door to, my own personal view is that the anniversary is right up there in terms of one of the best looking GTI’s off all so you’re on the right track with the RC’s for me.
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  5. NateS2

    NateS2 Paid Member Paid Member

    May 1, 2019
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    Victor Reinz also very good, they do a lot with BMW. Reinzosil sealant is a favourite
  6. NateS2

    NateS2 Paid Member Paid Member

    May 1, 2019
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    It is yes! 170 HP AQN, with the red "V" ;) And I agree, I think the MK4 platform standard is pretty underwhelming but the spoiler and changing the valences/bumpers transforms it.

    I've also manged to source a Passat full-FIS cluster, and ECU, convivence module, key and door handle and some other random part for a total of £37.50 which is quite the bargain considering the cluster alone goes for over £100 normally
  7. NateS2

    NateS2 Paid Member Paid Member

    May 1, 2019
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    Ultra bargain cluster has arrived, with a fully working screen too! Its already taken apart from some modifications and for the case to be polished

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