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wully9298

MK3 Golf Project

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Great to see someone doing another mk3! Looks great so far :)

Just on your clutch "issue".... Did you install new clutch slave and master cylinders when doing the 02A swap it reuse from the donor?

 

Really like your shed btw!

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Thanks Gethin. No I didn't install a new master or slave they are both working ok. I adjusted the gear linkage last night and it seems to have helped when selecting first as it was stiff and I think it was for that reason that the MOTer put it down as a defect. He wouldn't give her any revs to get off the rollers like so what can ye expect really. 

Left her up at Powerflow tonight for a centre silencer so that'll hopefully get her through the retest and I got some oil switches and a sensor from vwheritage so that'll hopefully stop the leak too

 

 

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Flew through mot this morning! Finally on the road. Lowered her a bit today and il see what problems I run into then decide to go lower or not. Jom coil overs are completely horse btw, bouncy as get out. Even the fk's in my Leon are better. Need to get some decent pictures of the height it's at.

Putting the golf front back on as I'm not really set on the vento front.

The exhaust is still a bit droney, it is very noisy from 1500-2000, pleasant enough between 2000-3000 and above 3000 it gets really notey. Ideally I'd like it to be quiet-ish before 3 and noisy after that. What backbox do you folk run on the mk3 cause I think I want to change mine.

Just gonna drive for a bit now and start bodywork and paint after I finish tech in June. Hopefully have her pleasing me for castlewellan time.

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Well done on the MOT ;)

I've a decat to a Magnex cat back system on mine. It's very subtle with a nice burble down low but when you go for it it gets louder/opens up but isn't stupid loud. I could chat to a passenger without shouting while pushing the car on

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On 5/5/2016 at 8:05 PM, loeb said:

Well done on the MOT ;)

I've a decat to a Magnex cat back system on mine. It's very subtle with a nice burble down low but when you go for it it gets louder/opens up but isn't stupid loud. I could chat to a passenger without shouting while pushing the car on

Does this count for quiet passengers?

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Never took the time to update this! Went to Castlewellan and enjoyed the day but it really couldn't hold a candle to some of the stuff on show. Had the us bumpers on and loved the rear one but the front is a vento bumper and im still not sure i like it. Was a good day out and she didn't let me down at all.  There was however a little misdemeanor on the motorway on the way home but we'll not say much more than that lol. Went up to silent valley and took a couple of pics, didn't take any at the show.

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She cleaned up well for not being painted bar the US bumpers!

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Since then i have done a chassis notch and fitted my uncles old 300mm steering wheel that he used to have on his mini or mk2 escort! Just enjoyed driving it over summer and got up to the port a couple of sunday nights and people seem to like it, although everyone thinks it a VR6. Still doesnt idle right, but its tucked up in the shed for winter with some plans for next year if i could ever find the cash to spend on it.

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She lay down on me way back in May where the coil pack just decided it didnt want to work anymore and left me at tech in the rain. Obligatory recovery picture lol

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Went to the classic car show with my dad there last weekend and came across the Jenvey throttle bodies stand... It has brought upon me an insatiable urge to go full race mode with the golf so watch this space. Recaros sold already and looking for a good looking but comfortable set of bucket seats. 

The want for a MK1 still hasnt left though. Ideally id have a MK1 with the ABF but funds dont allow it at the moment. Some day

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New storage area for the golf, below the loft. Bit of a DIY job thats turned out pretty well

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Also a pretty cool rolling shot taken on a friend iphone on the way home from Titanic dubs, which i didn't enter.

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Thanks for reading!

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