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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #570 on: September 26, 2015, 05:23:15 pm »
Well it looks as if I'm too late to this party. Here's a picture of my car to say I was here.


is that an NZ car?  haven't seen any Jetta wagons here as all the MK4 wagons are Golf imports from Japan
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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #571 on: September 29, 2015, 11:50:35 am »
is that an NZ car?  haven't seen any Jetta wagons here as all the MK4 wagons are Golf imports from Japan
I'd say not as it has front reflectors on the bumper, looks to be LHD and also be running airride
Previous:MKIII Golf GL, MKIV Golf GTI, E36 325i, E36 323i, B5 S4 sedan, C32 AMG, B5 S4 avant.

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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #572 on: September 29, 2015, 01:34:12 pm »
wasn't there a Mk4 Golf wagon with a Bora front conversion in Akld a while back?
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Offline Dan93

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« Reply #573 on: July 07, 2016, 05:20:42 am »
Just picked up my first ever euro 99 mk4 gti standard apart from headunits only done 142ks only cost 3k fairly tidy apart from few rips on seats first car that has its entire service history going to be my daily and do a few mods like rims turbo back exhaust maybe ecu if I can do it on budget

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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #574 on: July 15, 2016, 06:47:28 am »
Hey Guys,

Decently new to this Forums as i have purchased my Golf a couple months ago.

2000 Mk4 GTI
NZ New
166ks on body
140ks on engine

Had a couple things done to it.
-Lowered on Coilovers (not sure which ones)
-Different rims (not sure what they are) + oversized tyres (225 by 45)
-Had a full engine tune (not sure which stage)
-Boosting on 16psi
-Custom Carbon fibre pod filter cover
-Boost Gauge
-Forge BOV
-REMUS twin exhaust tips
-Tints all around, 35% rear and back passenger windows, not sure what % the front windows are.
-R32 Gear knob
-Sub for sick beats (needed) ;)
-Different Exhaust (not sure what it is but i know it's not stock haha)

Plans for new mods:
-Different Rims maybe Concaives or BBS
-Lowering a bit more
-Roof Racks
-Tinting brake lights
-Aftermarket headlights/LEDs
-KO3s or KO4 turbo, maybe an aftermarket one
-R32 Bumper (maybe)
-Front mount intercooler
-Retune on Engine
-Front strut bar
-R32 Leather Seats
-Spoiler
-New speakers (maybe more)
-Cat back exhaust (possibly)
-Might be after a new body kit
-Respray to a Gunmetal grey/blue
-Before engine retune might rebuild engine (not sure yet)

Planning on keeping this and turning it into a show car, as i don't see much mk4's at any show and shine type events.
If anyone has any info about this car that would be great as the old owner didn't know too much about it.

Also my little brother took these pictures, Let me know if you want some taken (located Auckland) as he is getting into photography and needs to build his portfolio and get his name out there.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4FDD-yEvqe3X21aTHUxbmp4OEk









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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #575 on: July 17, 2016, 10:29:10 pm »
Nice, welcome.
Current:
06 NZ B7 RS4 Avus Silver, 01 NZ B5 RS4 Avus Silver, 93 NZ VR6 <Manual> 3dr, 06 MK5 R32 Reflex Silver
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MK2 VR6, MK5 GTI, MK5 R32, 8L S3 Imola, MK4 Golf V6 4motion, Polo GTI, 2x MK3 VR6, 98 D2 S8 Imola, 99 B5 S4 Avant Imola, 03 NZ R32 Deep Blue pearl

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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #576 on: January 09, 2017, 11:48:38 pm »
I'll add some pics soon, but in November I picked up a blue 2001 V5 in Manual, 215,000 km.

Was a very cheap buy and is currently stock standard aside from the head unit. 

Despite it being cheap, it's in pretty good shape mechanically.  CV's are perfect, brakes are brand new, gearbox shifts well,  bearings and ball joints are solid, no oil leaks and it doesn't feel like many of the 170 horses have gone to the glue factory.  The main issues I have had are constant coolant leaks, which I have traced back to a busted thermostat housing gasket.  Does have a fairly jarring ride though, which I'd attribute to ancient bushes.

So far I have:

- Replaced a snapped Coolant hose
- Fitted a new breather hose
- Decontaminted, Cut, polished, sealed and waxed the paint work
- Fitted a JVC double DIN touch screen stereo
- New oil, gearbox oil, filters, cleaned throttle body and MAF


Tomorrow is a new thermostat housing, thermostat, crack pipe and water pump, plus complete coolant flush to stop my gearbox being constantly covered in G13.


Other things to fix
- Peeling clear coat on drivers mirror
- Respray bumpers, as both are looking pretty shabby
- Respray bonnet, as there is a strange sort of clear coat failure (Looks like something has been spilled on it)
- Refinish the standard Montreal II's and respray them grey (Only the LF one has any significant curbing thankfully)
- Touchup a few stone chips on fenders, doors and one on the roof.
- Renew all bushes
- New coils and plugs
- Car is running rich, so diagnose and fix, cleaned MAF and it still persists.  No vacuum leaks, so my guess is oxygen sensors.  Just waiting on my scan tool to arrive so I can get to work on it.

Clutch is slightly sticky, but should be good for a little while longer.

All but the bonnet are/will be DIY projects.

Don't really want to mod it much, but will paint the wood interior parts, fit a leather gear knob (As opposed to wood) and do a leather Recaro/leather Door card/heated seats retrofit if I can find some seats cheap enough.

So far I'm absolutely stoked with the car, love the sound and it definitely goes well, almost diesel-like torque.  Doesn't handle brilliantly, but I don't really think it's worth the spend trying to improve that.

It was only supposed to be a shed money run around, but I've grown to like it more than I ever liked my B5.5.


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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #577 on: January 10, 2017, 07:44:10 am »
I would be inclined to say your MAF is gone burgers. Hence the poor fuel consumption.
Surprisingly, not much is required to make these handle really well. Even with the v5 upfront.

I'll add some pics soon, but in November I picked up a blue 2001 V5 in Manual, 215,000 km.

Was a very cheap buy and is currently stock standard aside from the head unit. 

Despite it being cheap, it's in pretty good shape mechanically.  CV's are perfect, brakes are brand new, gearbox shifts well,  bearings and ball joints are solid, no oil leaks and it doesn't feel like many of the 170 horses have gone to the glue factory.  The main issues I have had are constant coolant leaks, which I have traced back to a busted thermostat housing gasket.  Does have a fairly jarring ride though, which I'd attribute to ancient bushes.

So far I have:

- Replaced a snapped Coolant hose
- Fitted a new breather hose
- Decontaminted, Cut, polished, sealed and waxed the paint work
- Fitted a JVC double DIN touch screen stereo
- New oil, gearbox oil, filters, cleaned throttle body and MAF


Tomorrow is a new thermostat housing, thermostat, crack pipe and water pump, plus complete coolant flush to stop my gearbox being constantly covered in G13.


Other things to fix
- Peeling clear coat on drivers mirror
- Respray bumpers, as both are looking pretty shabby
- Respray bonnet, as there is a strange sort of clear coat failure (Looks like something has been spilled on it)
- Refinish the standard Montreal II's and respray them grey (Only the LF one has any significant curbing thankfully)
- Touchup a few stone chips on fenders, doors and one on the roof.
- Renew all bushes
- New coils and plugs
- Car is running rich, so diagnose and fix, cleaned MAF and it still persists.  No vacuum leaks, so my guess is oxygen sensors.  Just waiting on my scan tool to arrive so I can get to work on it.

Clutch is slightly sticky, but should be good for a little while longer.

All but the bonnet are/will be DIY projects.

Don't really want to mod it much, but will paint the wood interior parts, fit a leather gear knob (As opposed to wood) and do a leather Recaro/leather Door card/heated seats retrofit if I can find some seats cheap enough.

So far I'm absolutely stoked with the car, love the sound and it definitely goes well, almost diesel-like torque.  Doesn't handle brilliantly, but I don't really think it's worth the spend trying to improve that.

It was only supposed to be a shed money run around, but I've grown to like it more than I ever liked my B5.5.




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Offline luckychum

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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #578 on: January 10, 2017, 11:36:46 pm »
I would be inclined to say your MAF is gone burgers. Hence the poor fuel consumption.
Surprisingly, not much is required to make these handle really well. Even with the v5 upfront.

I've been researching the handling and have been tempted to go with the full TT front suspension swap, seems to resolve a lot of the geometry issues.  Just need to priotitise making it run properly first.  Would also love to bring out that sound a little bit more.

Actually suspecting the coolant temp sensor at the moment, put the new thermostat in today and it went in fine, but now the temperature gauge won't move.  The old one was pretty filthy, but I put it back in anyway ::).  Guess a Qualitat trip is in order tomorrow.  Would be great if it solves it, but otherwise time to look closer at the MAF.

Are MAF's still stupidly expensive?

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2001 Golf V5 Manual

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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #579 on: January 23, 2017, 09:05:20 am »
Hi Guys,

I Just bought a Mk 4 GTI - Silver 1999 model.

It was a filthy mess with some paint fade and just generally dirty, it needs a front right wheel bearing or cv joint i am not sure yet.

It has a boot spoiler, Blow off valve and ABT back box and 16" BBS wheels

it's got 1 small tiny dent.

We also own a MK3 CSL and a MK5 GT and a caddy in SA


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Re: Mk4 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #580 on: November 12, 2017, 08:23:45 pm »
The day I got it:



How it currently sits:




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« Reply #581 on: December 03, 2017, 02:11:02 pm »
So this car has been in my family since imported from Japan it's been lowered on big wheels since day dot which has led to it getting
A hammering at the hands of my mother.

I flicked her a $1000 bucks now its mine mechanically its been very well cared for by my dad never missed a service but is a 2.0 auto
Sweet for the daily commute. I've just updated it last week with some new 19's and tidied up the bumpers and front lip as both have ripped off numerous times.

https://i.imgur.com/FJmZP4r.jpg

The golf https://imgur.com/gallery/9XEyx

https://i.imgur.com/yh0csgz.jpg

Future plans.... hmm manual swap or v6 with an auto not a priority right now just getting super clean and tidy and back to its glory days.