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Hi,
Many of you will know I had/have a progress log on my corsa d (kermit the vxr rep). You will also know I've been on the forum for many years and I've enjoyed the advice, banter, help and general chat on here.
After much soul searching and many years with my corsa, I decided it was time to move on and find something different.
So before I start, the progress on this car might be abit slow, but I'll try to update it as much as possible.
Lets begin..
Ive just recently bought a 2011 vw mk6 golf gt tdi 140bhp with 66k miles. It comes in reflex silver and has air con, Bluetooth phone connection, alloy wheels and full service history.
The car itself is standard and hasn't been modified as far as I can tell.
I am going to modify the car or should I say enhance it, so I'm going to compile a list of mods I want (found below).

Mod list.
Panel filter ( not sure which one yet )
Lowering springs ( 30mm not sure which brand yet )
18" Monza alloys ( from the golf gti )
Front splitter
All interior lights changed to led
Car mats ( fitted )
Seat handle insert badge ( fitted )
Debadge the boot
Dewiper the back
Might get a different rear diffuser

Thinking of doing a red theme on the car, so red conduit for the engine bay and red trim bits.

Ive never owned a diesel car before, so i probably won't tinker too much with the engine.

So here's some pictures of her, I'll get some more posted soon and if any mods arrive, I'll update this log.
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Hi,
Many of you will know I had/have a progress log on my corsa d (kermit the vxr rep). You will also know I've been on the forum for many years and I've enjoyed the advice, banter, help and general chat on here.
After much soul searching and many years with my corsa, I decided it was time to move on and find something different.
So before I start, the progress on this car might be abit slow, but I'll try to update it as much as possible.
Lets begin..
Ive just recently bought a 2011 vw mk6 golf gt tdi 140bhp with 66k miles. It comes in reflex silver and has air con, Bluetooth phone connection, alloy wheels and full service history.
The car itself is standard and hasn't been modified as far as I can tell.
I am going to modify the car or should I say enhance it, so I'm going to compile a list of mods I want (found below).

Mod list.
Panel filter ( not sure which one yet )
Lowering springs ( 30mm not sure which brand yet )
18" Monza alloys ( from the golf gti )
Front splitter
All interior lights changed to led
Car mats ( already on order )
Seat handle insert badge ( already on order )
Debadge the boot
Dewiper the back
Might get a different rear diffuser
Thinking of doing a red theme on the car, so red conduit for the engine bay and red trim bits.

Ive never owned a diesel car before, so i probably won't tinker too much with the engine.

So here's some pictures of her, I'll get some more posted soon and if any mods arrive, I'll update this log.
Gina
Looking forward to seeing this unfold. Assuming your on some vw forum now. If not would be good if u kept ur name similar golfez or.something to help others find u.

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I’ve not joined any vw forums, I’ve had a look but they don’t have the same feel as this forum does.




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Don't bother with panel filter as they nowt; diesels always operate with excess air so you can't improve the intake/power in that respect.

I'd seriously consider a tuning box or bluefin remap though; you'll gain about 30 hp, a load of torque and it'll be better on fuel too....will feel seriously quick then.

http://www.mybluefin.co.uk

https://www.tuning-diesels.com
 

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To be honest, I’m still getting used to the power difference from the corsa to this, I’ve gone from 80bhp to 140bhp!

I’m probably not going to do much to the engine or performance to begin with, as I want to do some visual stuff first.

I will look into the bluefin/ remap stuff eventually, so thanks for the info.


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Hopefully my new car mats should arrive tomorrow.


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The mats arrived to my work address and I forgot to collect them before I came home yesterday .
So I fitted them at work this morning.

Just a quick picture I took of them



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Congrats on the new car. Good choice. Welcome to the dark side. You’ll enjoy the diesel. Especially MPG with some grunt. Overtaking will be much safer now. Go lookout for things to stay on top of. Also give the gearbox a fresh fill of oil. Make sure you use some Millers diesel power ecoMax every now and again or a full tank of premium diesel every now and again. This will keep the injectors clean. Look after the DPF - This car needs a boot every now and again to burn off soot. Constantly driving short trips is your worst enemy. Learn the warning sign for the DPF. once you see that you need to boot the car until it turns off. To keep your turbo going don’t boot the car and then just stop and leave. You need to oil and coolant to circulate. Allow it to cool down by driving normally and this will keep it going longer.
 

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Wow thankyou Wez so much for the advice, I’ll take each point on board. I kinda knew some of the things you mentioned anyway, but it’s nice to hear someone pass on some brilliant advice.

I’m absolutely loving the car, the power and of course the mpg. I’ve been in Worksop today (family thing) and just coming down the A1 towards Lincoln I had the cruise control set at 70mph and was getting 64.5mpg.

It such a nice car to drive and I love being able to overtake without having to plan it 5 minutes in advance lol.

I’m planning some more smaller mods soon, so as usual, I’ll update asap.


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I made the move to diesel and never looked back. Glad you are enjoying it. These cars are so mod-able. Sorry for the spelling etc in the last thread. Join a forum for some ideas.
 

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I’m currently waiting for the really hot weather to cool off abit so I can detail Gina without sweating like mad.

Also I’ve found some damage on the car which is behind the lower grill. The aircon radiator and aircon pipe work have taken damage at some point by a small bump or something ( animal ) going through the lower grill.

I’ve explained to Perry’s Doncaster about it and they’ve agreed to get the car in this Saturday to have it looked at.

I wish I’d noticed it before I bought it, I could had used it to haggle more lol.

Here’s some pictures of the damage




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Hindsight is a great thing lol. So what u hoping for as a resolution. New condenser? New ac lines?

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Yeah hopefully under warranty, after all they sold me the car with a presale inspection that didn’t pick up the damage.


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So Im at Perry’s Doncaster with Gina, I just hope they replace the aircon pipe and radiator without any fuss.

From Lincoln to Doncaster, cruise control @70mph, 60+mpg



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After being at Perry’s Doncaster for 2 hours, here’s the verdict.

They are going to replace the following parts for free and it won’t affect my warranty.

Aircon condenser/radiator,
Aircon front pipework,
And a plastic bumper bracket which was also found to be damaged.

They agreed that the damage isn’t my fault and it should have been picked up on the presale check.

Just got to wait for them to get the parts in and call me to book the car back in for the work to be carried out.

I’m very happy with the result.


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