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Clayton's Tornado Red GTI

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CLAYTONJONES    80

Hello everyone, after looking for a GTi for about 3 months i finally found a lovely Tornado Red one. On 64k miles :yes:


Here are a few pictures -

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Thanks for looking.

Edited by CLAYTONJONES

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Koop    446

Blown engine @ 64k, unlucky! Looks nice though. That exhaust isn't standard is it?

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CLAYTONJONES    80

So whilst i couldn't drive the car the first thing i wanted to do was get in my garage and inspect the paint. I was shocked to be honest, i didnt realise people could clean there car so badly. It looked like it had been cleaned with sand paper!

So i prepped it, ready to be machine polished.

Also, fitted some LED sidelights, LED number plate bulbs. Red strip round the grill and De-wipered the rear.

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Blown engine @ 64k, unlucky! Looks nice though. That exhaust isn't standard is it?

Yeah terrible luck! It is standard exhaust, its just hanging too low which i need to sort. Thanks for comment Edited by CLAYTONJONES

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Koop    446

Oh right, yeah there's a fix for that, a few people have run a bolt through the rear mount (I think) up into the boot. Have a search, I know Piers & at least 1 Pete have done it.

Very nice work on the polishing. Handy it's off the road for a bit, every cloud an' all that eh? :thumbsup:

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CLAYTONJONES    80

What did you use for correcting the paintwork? Looks a lot better!

I used a Das-6 pro with a chemicals guys yellow hexlogic pad combined with 3M fast cut plus. Then followed by chemical guys green hexlogic pad combined with Menzerna final finish. Great combination.

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Pete91    284

Those before and afters are incredibru.

To raise the exhaust you can either heat the pipes or stick a bolt through :)

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Joti    190

Nice GTI - best colour of course! ;)

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Koop    446

I must say I applaud your positive attitude regarding the engine death, I would be fuming!

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CLAYTONJONES    80

I must say I applaud your positive attitude regarding the engine death, I would be fuming!

Yeah it was hard to be positive, but onwards and upwards:) Thanks for the comments
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James827    96

atleast with the engine out you can tidy up the engine bay much easier!

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Koop    446

Ooh yeah good point James!

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CLAYTONJONES    80

Just tried to change the main beam bulbs, the passenger side was fine and works. The drivers side, the clip that holds the bulb in place came out, i put it back in fine and fitted the new bulbs but for some reason that side doesn't work now? Any reason why?

Thanks

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CLAYTONJONES    80

Try fuse! I got hids and i thought my ballast went changed that turned out it was a poxie fuse

But how come the other side works, there isn't a seperate fuse is there?

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Koop    446

Sweet :D

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