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      04-29-2011 10:59 PM #71
      Maybe, but i guess it doesn't hurt to try? My bro has a claybar kit for his reflex golf tdi but hasn't used it yet, ill let you know if he does it sometime soon but he probably wont cause hes a lazy **** it's been sitting in the garage for like 2 years now lol

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      04-29-2011 11:02 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      Maybe, but i guess it doesn't hurt to try? My bro has a claybar kit for his reflex golf tdi but hasn't used it yet, ill let you know if he does it sometime soon but he probably wont cause hes a lazy **** it's been sitting in the garage for like 2 years now lol
      In a way I dont blame him, to do it right you need to wash, claybar, and then wax I have heard, that all equals some serious serious hours
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      04-29-2011 11:34 PM #73
      I actually used automotive gloss black with satin clear... I haven't tried to wax it yet though.


      I used to work as a detailer at a Toyota dealership... The clay bar cleans all the stuff that is baked on your paint from over the years. It does make a huge difference depending on how the car was taken care of before. I had a dark green Bonneville a few years ago that I used a clay bar on. The paint had so much shine and in the sun, the paint would would turn a dark purple.

      I used Mothers clay bar kit and it worked great. It comes with a spray bottle of stuff, but you can use just soapy water. Just don't drop the car on the ground... All the dirt will stick to it and its just best to throw it out. Don't want the dirt rubbing the paint.
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      04-29-2011 11:38 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by ProStreetDriver View Post
      I actually used automotive gloss black with satin clear... I haven't tried to wax it yet though.


      I used to work as a detailer at a Toyota dealership... The clay bar cleans all the stuff that is baked on your paint from over the years. It does make a huge difference depending on how the car was taken care of before. I had a dark green Bonneville a few years ago that I used a clay bar on. The paint had so much shine and in the sun, the paint would would turn a dark purple.

      I used Mothers clay bar kit and it worked great. It comes with a spray bottle of stuff, but you can use just soapy water. Just don't drop the car on the ground... All the dirt will stick to it and its just best to throw it out. Don't want the dirt rubbing the paint.
      Hmm sounds good! Thanks for the advice! Glad to have some first hand detailer input I will have to give it a shot in the near future!
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      04-29-2011 11:40 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by mikev1 View Post
      Thanks! criley76 actually keeps recommending using the claybar to me. Going to need to free up a weekend to wash, claybar, and wax haha takes some serious time. Does it make a huge difference to the eye on a color like reflex silver?
      night and day different in how the surface looks and feels. My car felt like you were touching sand paper from all the built up road grime. DO IT stop being lazy mike haha and it will look awesome. I split my process different days and i focused on parts like fenders, bumper, lower pieces of all four doors, and anything closer to the ground that gets alot of abuse from tires spitting up dirt, sand etc. It made a huge difference and 20$ for the mequires kit was all worth the time and effort.

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      04-29-2011 11:42 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by criley76 View Post
      night and day different in how the surface looks and feels. My car felt like you were touching sand paper from all the built up road grime. DO IT stop being lazy mike haha and it will look awesome. I split my process different days and i focused on parts like fenders, bumper, lower pieces of all four doors, and anything closer to the ground that gets alot of abuse from tires spitting up dirt, sand etc. It made a huge difference and 20$ for the mequires kit was all worth the time and effort.
      Sounds like a plan! Will do when I get a good free weekend!
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      04-30-2011 06:43 PM #78
      you should check out the diy section on tdi club. there's a lot of little stuff on there that is tdi specific and is fairly easy
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      04-30-2011 07:27 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
      you should check out the diy section on tdi club. there's a lot of little stuff on there that is tdi specific and is fairly easy
      Will do! Ill head on over to their site and have a look tonight
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      05-01-2011 08:46 PM #80
      Interior and Exterior weekend clean complete! Just a few pictures



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      05-01-2011 08:57 PM #81
      Damn looking really clean man, but oh no its an auto

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      05-01-2011 08:59 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      Damn looking really clean man, but oh no its an auto
      hahaha yes that finally was revealed!!!!!!!

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      05-01-2011 09:03 PM #83
      um.....

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      05-01-2011 09:05 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by criley76 View Post
      hahaha yes that finally was revealed!!!!!!!
      This should be noted in the first post on here. If not, now you all know. Oh well tho.

      Quote Originally Posted by pattycake View Post
      um.....
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      05-01-2011 10:44 PM #85
      just an example of why the mk4 forums are useless nowadays.

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      05-01-2011 10:46 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by pattycake View Post
      just an example of why the mk4 forums are useless nowadays.
      go on
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      05-02-2011 10:25 PM #87
      I'm happy for you that you love your car...and realize vortex is an enthusiast site...but wait til you have some work done to post, it just makes more threads to sift through when trying to find a resource or build thread, if everyone posted like this the mods would be overwhelmed...threads without a real purpose usually end up just getting locked.

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      05-02-2011 10:36 PM #88
      I see where you are coming from. Didn't mean to cause any frustration. But I do feel that when you look at the amount of work that has gone into the car, it adds up. They may not all be mods, but not every thread HAS to be for modded out cars. I do understand both sides tho.
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      05-02-2011 11:08 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by pattycake View Post
      I'm happy for you that you love your car...and realize vortex is an enthusiast site...but wait til you have some work done to post, it just makes more threads to sift through when trying to find a resource or build thread, if everyone posted like this the mods would be overwhelmed...threads without a real purpose usually end up just getting locked.

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      05-04-2011 07:59 AM #90
      Got my build thread up and going Link is in my sig.

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      05-04-2011 11:13 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by ProStreetDriver View Post
      Got my build thread up and going Link is in my sig.
      Checked it out. You really have cleaned that car up since you got it! The difference is night and day since when you got it! Love the black grille and emblem by the way!
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      05-06-2011 12:37 AM #92
      Small update for the week. Cleaned the snow screen today for the air intake. It was filthy and I have a feeling the car was running on the secondary air flap built into the tube. After cleaning this the car ran much smoother and feels better in general. Also; I have been looking for a good performance downpipe for about a week now. I cant find much info other than people saying the Techtonic's TDI downpipes crack, which is why I suppose they aren't listing them on their website anymore. Kerma TDI makes one but it is almost 400 dollars and is just the pipe, this seems like a waste as it doesn't come with a performance cat or any cat for that matter, even if the down-pipe is worth its weight in stainless steel, it probably isn't the one for me. If anyone has any suggestions then please let me know. Other than that the vacuum pump seals are being changed as well as the oil next week. Cheers
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      05-06-2011 12:56 AM #93
      http://www.torquejunkie.com/t304-dow...631432779437ca

      I heard GHL also made TDI downpipe's not sure if they still do, just go to an exhaust place and see how much a custom one would cost ya
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      05-06-2011 01:10 AM #94
      That one from torque junkie looks amazing!
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    25. 05-06-2011 01:17 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by pattycake View Post
      I'm happy for you that you love your car...and realize vortex is an enthusiast site...but wait til you have some work done to post, it just makes more threads to sift through when trying to find a resource or build thread, if everyone posted like this the mods would be overwhelmed...threads without a real purpose usually end up just getting locked.
      the front page is where you go to look for a resource? seems inefficient.
      search usually works pretty good for that unless your resource includes "I felt like my TDI deserved a thread" then i guess you're just f'd.

      let the kid do his thing. obviously passionate about his car

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      05-06-2011 01:26 AM #97
      Thanks guys. Couldn't agree more. No need for the negative comments, if you have a problem with my thread, just move on. Simple as that
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      05-26-2011 06:18 PM #98
      Update: Intake manifold and EGR valve being cleaned sometime late next week. Should get some good power and miles per gallon back once its done. Then in a few weeks I am getting dimpled and slotted front rotors with metallic pads as mine are warping and the pads are grooving slightly.
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      05-27-2011 02:03 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      http://www.torquejunkie.com/t304-dow...631432779437ca

      I heard GHL also made TDI downpipe's not sure if they still do, just go to an exhaust place and see how much a custom one would cost ya
      I was looking at a new downpipe for mine too, but the cheapest I've seen is $250 + shipping for just the pipe and I still need to add a cat which will be an extra $100. I'll probably end up looking at an exhaust shop making one too.

      Quote Originally Posted by mikev1 View Post
      Update: Intake manifold and EGR valve being cleaned sometime late next week. Should get some good power and miles per gallon back once its done. Then in a few weeks I am getting dimpled and slotted front rotors with metallic pads as mine are warping and the pads are grooving slightly.
      If your intake is dirty like mine was, you'll definitely notice a difference when its cleaned. I'm actually able to chirp my tires now
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      05-27-2011 03:55 AM #100
      This be the so cool

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      05-27-2011 04:54 AM #101
      Just wanted to chime in regarding the downpipe and help out a fellow TDI'er,

      This is where I bought my downpipe from, I ordered 2 downpipes and split the shipping with a friend.

      http://www.awesome-gti.co.uk/product...6099&xSec=1904

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      05-27-2011 10:22 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by ornithology View Post
      This be the so cool
      Um what?

      Quote Originally Posted by anasopia View Post
      Just wanted to chime in regarding the downpipe and help out a fellow TDI'er,

      This is where I bought my downpipe from, I ordered 2 downpipes and split the shipping with a friend.

      http://www.awesome-gti.co.uk/product...6099&xSec=1904

      Awesome guys to deal with and great shipping!
      Thanks! Where are they located? Wish it was in USD also lol
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      05-31-2011 04:28 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by mikev1 View Post
      Um what?
      Thanks! Where are they located? Wish it was in USD also lol
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      06-05-2011 10:49 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      glad you chaged the filter my bro bought a k&n too and i told him to take that **** back haha, also all jetta tdi's should have a recall on the fenders cause they have this foam on the inside of them that makes them rust, i have a pic on my phone of a tdi fender with a giant hole in it and you can see the foam but i got no transfer cable but i do have an idea ill see if it works.

      edit: best i could do, don't know how to turn the flash off
      Fail??
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      You paid for those photos?

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