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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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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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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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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’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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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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I’m definitely pleased and also relieved that the damage is being fixed free of charge.
I had almost accepted in my head, that it was going to come out of my warranty or I’d probably have to contribute towards it.

I’m planning to uprate the headlight bulbs, I noticed the other night, the light output was very yellow and needs the alignment checking.


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Bought some osram nightbreakers from ecp for £14.99. Also I had some spare t10 bulbs for the sidelights to match the new bulbs.



I’ve got the main beam (H7) fitted but I can’t get the side lights out to change them.
Guess I’m gonna have to google to find out how.

No point doing a night time picture of the lights as we all know osram nightbreakers are very good bulbs.


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After watching a YouTube channel, I finally managed to change the side lights.

Drivers side is original t10 bulb, passenger side is the new one.

The picture doesn’t show much difference, but believe me, the new ones are much whiter.



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I also noticed today that my glove box light wasn’t working.
I found the bulb blown and was exactly the same type of bulb (t10) as the sidelight bulbs. So I used one of the old bulbs for it.
Sorted, glovebox light works again.


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Yeah I’m very happy with the car. The mpg is amazing, even when I give it a little boot up the bypass to work, it’s still around 45-50mpg.

I made the right choice with this car, the only issue I’ve got is that I’m not sure what mods to get or how to search for the right mods for my model and engine. I know it’s a mk6 gt tdi, but i don’t know the body code or which engine code mine is. I’m a little confused, I’ve never owned a vw or a diesel before.



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I’ve now registered my car with vw so if it has any recalls or whatever, I’ll get a letter from them.
Whilst I was there I did ask if any recalls had been done or was outstanding, they told me that a software recall was done in August 2016 after the emission scandal but nothing else was outstanding.
I’m a little worried about the software update as I’ve heard it has made some people’s egr valves fail. I asked about this and the lady said that can do a free diagnostic on the egr and ecu to check if it’s all ok.
So the car is booked in for a free check and if it has messed the egr up, they have told me they will replace the egr and change the coding in the ecu to stop it happening again.

I’ve not had any problems with it so I’m sure it’ll be fine.

Next update will be when the car has the aircon condenser/radiator replace at Perry’s Doncaster on the 6th.



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Discussion Starter · #32 · (Edited)
So I’m at Perry’s Vauxhall at Doncaster for Gina’s free replacement parts. Today the car is having a new aircon radiator/condenser, new aircon pipe work and a plastic bumper support bar.
The car is running really good and I’m still enjoying the power and mpg.

My mate has taken a picture of the mpg this morning whilst we was on the A1.

I was cruising at 65-66mph with the cruise control on and got over 70mpg!!!




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No fuel treatments yet, only thing I’ve been using is shell v-power diesel, @ £1.42 per litre. Not cheap but I want to make sure I get the most out of the car in terms of performance and mpg. I’m very impressed with the mpg figures I’m getting.


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