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      02-14-2012 01:50 PM #71
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      great site lot of info, only in german..
      Lucky for me I know German. Unfortunately I don't know enough to decode all of a website
      Google translator ftw

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      02-15-2012 05:00 PM #72
      So last days i spend some time on the car.

      I like to do something..hihi

      Not big updates, but just detailing.

      First i calibrated my boost gauge. As you can see in the pic below the needle is not at zero.
      So i cut it open and adjusted it to zero. I tested the pressure with a compressor and the boost level is now much better.


      Next project was fixing the rear shelf (don't know the english translate for it)
      It irritates me that this piece was a little bit noisy when riding. I placed 2 metal pins in it with some glue.


      greetz
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      02-15-2012 06:20 PM #73
      Those metal pins are a good idea. The plastic tabs break to easy and I have plastic welded mine 4 or 5 times in the past.

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      02-19-2012 09:33 AM #74
      Played, i think this will hold up.

      Did the following things last days:
      -headlight job, polish clean and spray
      -lowered in the back with 2cm
      -blacked my wheels
      -debadged on the rear
      -cleaned my intercooler

      Here some progress pictures


      Headlights out


      Took the lens off. I used a simple heatgun.


      After the job i polished the headlight again. Now i sanded it first with p600, than 1000 and so on.
      After that i polished it with plastic polisher, very shiny now

      At last i lowered her in the back some more and painted the wheels black.


      hope you guys like it

      I have a couple questions for you:
      It seams the us TT is different with the european version.

      Things what i noticed:
      -rear taillight are different (us 2 white for driving backwards).
      -antenna on roof (european version is built in).
      -interior mirror is different.
      -and my tt doesn't have the n112 valve or airpump system under the hood.

      Very strange haha
      greetz
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      02-19-2012 09:46 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by peter139 View Post
      Played, i think this will hold up.

      Did the following things last days:
      -headlight job, polish clean and spray
      -lowered in the back with 2cm
      -blacked my wheels
      -debadged on the rear
      -cleaned my intercooler

      Here some progress pictures


      Headlights out


      The reason why i did the headlight job: Dust on the inside of the housing.


      Took the lens off. I used a simple heatgun.


      After the job i polished the headlight again. Now i sanded it first with p600, than 1000 and so on.
      After that i polished it with plastic polisher, very shiny now

      At last i lowered her in the back some more and painted the wheels black.


      hope you guys like it

      I have a couple questions for you:
      It seams the us TT is different with the european version.

      Things what i noticed:
      -rear taillight are different (us 2 white for driving backwards).
      -antenna on roof (european version is built in).
      -interior mirror is different.
      -and my tt doesn't have the n112 valve or airpump system under the hood.

      Very strange haha
      greetz
      Yes there are different tail lights for the European TT's. Also your headlights don't have the orange reflectors. Most of us over here in America shave those. This is the "headlight" mod. Also the roof antenna depends on the model year of the car. Up until 2001 the TT's had a mobile phone system in the car. This antenna on the roof amplified the cell phone signal. Our radio antenna is a separate antenna. Some people shave it when they have body work done. As far as the other differences I cannot comment on them because I have not heard about them.

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      02-19-2012 01:01 PM #76
      Looking good
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      02-19-2012 09:15 PM #77
      Black on black sexy tint the tail light all black
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      02-20-2012 12:30 AM #78
      Would love to know more about what you did to the rear shelf. Mine rattles like a mutha, especially with the addition of bass.

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      02-20-2012 06:11 PM #79
      I drilled 2 little holes in the shelf (2mm) place a steel pin in it and glued it. So far it works fine.

      You don't have to separate the shelf as i did. I separated it because the net was a litllte bit loose.

      Hope this helps you.

      Question: I found a cheap new 3'' stainless downpipe (200 euro). It replaces also the cat.
      I looked at my car and there's no sensor after the cat.

      I am thinking of buying this part, but should this be a good performance update?

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      02-25-2012 12:47 PM #80
      New pics

      current state

      Much better with black wheels. Lowered her in the back a little more.

      Like it?


      greetz
      Last edited by peter139; 03-12-2012 at 06:28 PM.

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      02-26-2012 05:13 AM #81
      So last night is was driving down the road and pulled over by the police.

      Nothing special just a alcohol test, but the police officer pulled me over because the looks of the car

      Everything was clear so i was driving again back to home wen i noticed some strange smell in the car. I pulled over the car to the side of the road and i saw allot of steam under the bonnet of the car.

      I thought it was on fire or something... but after a quick look is was red coolant.
      I drove back home and noticed a coolant hose was cut trough by my radiator fan.

      Tommorow i will order a new hose and some other small stuff.
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      02-28-2012 06:57 PM #82
      so next update: under the hood

      I started with refreshing new stuff.

      After my coolant hose was cut by my radiator fan i bought more little things.

      A cool site is www.vagcat.com , all parts with partnumbers are listed with pics.

      So here some pics of the works.

      New parts, bolts etc, k&n


      new licence plate lights



      new coolant bowl, looks much better now



      I started with polishing my intake and throttle valve.
      This took allot of time i already spend 6 hours on it. Almost ready to polish

      When this is done, my valve cover is the next project
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      02-28-2012 07:40 PM #83
      That website is a very big help. I used it to find the size of the bolts so I could order stainless steel nuts and bolts.

    14. 02-28-2012 07:56 PM #84
      Looking good dude welcome to the black car club

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      03-01-2012 08:30 PM #85
      Thanks i like the black on black look. I saw your car, like the style (maybe you should lower it more)

      My old car (the mk3) is even black on black. Last days i drove in the golf mk3, i like this car so much. The tt is also a nice car, but in the mk3 there is so much more feeling with the road.. A little more bumpy and scraping all over the time haha.


      Last days i polished my intake and throttle body. It took me allot of time but is's very shiny now.

      Tommorow pics

      Next project is polish the valve cover.

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      03-02-2012 04:39 AM #86
      engine bay current state

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      03-02-2012 07:44 AM #87
      Very clean Peter

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      03-05-2012 05:44 PM #88
      Hi guys,

      Last Sunday i went to a meeting here in holland. Most cars were Vw's but ther were also a few TT's.

      So tonight i spend some time on my k&n filter.
      I want to hide it, so i decided to make into the stock air box with some modifications.

      I don't know if it will work. Anyone even tried this?


      greetz
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      03-12-2012 06:39 PM #89
      So i updated all post because the photo's on photobucket didn't work anymore

      I finaly placed my k&n filter without airbox

      I like the suction sound! Also my blow off valve is so much louder now. People on the street are watching like a earoplane is coming over hihi
      I made a custom bracket to mount the filter to the maf. It's without rubber haha (pic to come.)

      Oke next pic is a little bit rare but to give you guys an idea of me here a pic

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      03-12-2012 08:43 PM #90
      Super Clean!

      Question though, how big of a PITA was the boost gauge install? I don't want to lose my vent but I need to be able to monitor boost now that I'm chipped.

      Oh also, what was the part number for the license plate lights? one of my tabs broke so I need to replace that one!

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      03-12-2012 09:58 PM #91
      Wow. This looks great! How did you polish this?

      Quote Originally Posted by peter139 View Post
      engine bay current state

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    22. 03-13-2012 10:25 AM #92
      black engine bay hardware would totally set the bay off in a good way.

      p.s. coming from a former mk3 owner, I love your old mk3



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      03-13-2012 01:47 PM #93
      Yes that hardware kit is very nice. 42draft is much to expensive ($100)

      good idea.

      @TTpower
      The intake polish cost me almost nothing, only time.
      It took me about 12 hours to complete it like this.

      It's important to work from rough to fine. Most time i spend on sanding especially the little corners.
      I sanded it from p80 to p1500 in steps of 300.
      At last i used a polish machine with polish paste to create this. hope this helps you!

      Here some pics of my custom made intake pipe as promised

      I used durafix to solder the brackets to the pipe



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      03-13-2012 02:06 PM #94
      SteviedTT on the UK forum sells the black alum engine hardware. Less than half the price of 42DD.

      cheers.
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      03-18-2012 01:40 PM #95
      need your help

      How to unscrew the rear panels? I tried today but i can't take them off. Is there a system what i need to know?

      Busy with the audio upgrade. Front speakers are replaced with better ones from pioneer, back needs to be done
      Installed a big woofer and a 5 channel amplifier now.

      Edit: Solved the problem already after research on the net. It's all click.
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      03-19-2012 03:31 AM #96
      Are those a8 wheels?

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      04-06-2012 08:27 PM #97
      little update

      did some frame work because my axle was rubbing

      I can lower it more now.. hihi

      Debagged it on the back, and made my backlicht red. Also sprayed the hubcaps black.


      hope you like it

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      04-06-2012 08:58 PM #98
      Looking good I luv the wheels all black
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      04-08-2012 05:53 PM #99
      Today i went to a vw meet

      it was a small meet here's an impression of that meet
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      04-09-2012 06:04 PM #100
      So i spend some time to make a short movie of my ride

      Not professional but for the first time good enough

      hope you guys like it.
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      04-09-2012 06:49 PM #101
      wow i like it not to many videos in posts nice work
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      04-09-2012 09:12 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by peter139 View Post
      So i spend some time to make a short movie of my ride

      Not professional but for the first time good enough

      hope you guys like it.

      Nice video

      You should have a part where the music stops playing and you floor it so we can hear how it sounds
      Sex should be like a Civic; slow, obscene, and loud enough for the neighbors to hear.

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      04-19-2012 06:42 PM #103
      thanks!

      So i started with my next project: Polish the valve cover

      It will be allot of work to get it shiny. But i am motivated, and i think i will finish it in 3 days

      here a first pic of it. Sanded all with 150 grid.



      Also did some modifications on the vacuum hoses, with as result a lower fuel consumption. I drive daily 150km (100miles) with the car and gasprices are killing me. Spend every month over the 600 euro only on gas. So a good update i think.

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      04-19-2012 08:01 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by peter139 View Post
      Spend every month over the 600 euro only on gas. So a good update i think.

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      04-19-2012 08:08 PM #105
      Wow, I like your style! The car is coming along nicely.
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