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Mindis
15-08-14, 20:08
Hello guys and gels,
I am new to this forum and first time VW owner, I am more of BMW guy ( had 7 of them in my life)

I wanted a project for a long long time now, but buying a house delayed all my plans. Fortunately most of the house work is done and I managed to buy myself a project car, it's not special but I am hoping it will be easy to work on and parts will be readily available and cheap. I will be working on the car only now and then as there is still some house work left and weather is getting worse, days shorter.
So it is a golf mk4 1.6 petrol manual. Didn't get far with it yet.


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1243_zpscf28452e.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1243_zpscf28452e.jpg.html)


First I have tackled tail lights.


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1275_zps60264b10.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1275_zps60264b10.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1281_zps635a7475.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1281_zps635a7475.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1282_zps2faedbdf.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1282_zps2faedbdf.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1284_zps2fddc482.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1284_zps2fddc482.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1286_zps4aac602f.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1286_zps4aac602f.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1287_zps256ef91a.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1287_zps256ef91a.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1288_zpsc2f23de5.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1288_zpsc2f23de5.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1289_zps2af91145.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1289_zps2af91145.jpg.html)


And polished with AUTO FINESSE TRIPPLE


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1291_zps77b09ef0.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1291_zps77b09ef0.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1295_zpsd5df33e5.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1295_zpsd5df33e5.jpg.html)


Next job was to tidy up wheels, as I wanted to have a look in what condition they are. Didn't scrub them to much as I will be refurbing them anyway.
''spare wheel''


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1296_zps5ab0767a.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1296_zps5ab0767a.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1298_zpsc6fb49f6.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1298_zpsc6fb49f6.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1299_zps0f172df8.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1299_zps0f172df8.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1300_zps10c7b7e2.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1300_zps10c7b7e2.jpg.html)


And THE wheels, just haven't decided yet, should I refurb them in Silver or White.


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1301_zps3ca10495.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1301_zps3ca10495.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1302_zps7f5f6f59.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1302_zps7f5f6f59.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1304_zpsbe3025da.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1304_zpsbe3025da.jpg.html)

Mindis
15-08-14, 20:09
Couple years of dirt


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1316_zps70bbd8d3.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1316_zps70bbd8d3.jpg.html)


an ofcourse it have started to rain


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1319_zps19a30492.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1319_zps19a30492.jpg.html)


and the last job of the day was to tidy up ashtray


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1321_zps35445c54.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1321_zps35445c54.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1325_zps41c727ea.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1325_zps41c727ea.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1326_zpse2848fff.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1326_zpse2848fff.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1327_zpsdae3603e.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1327_zpsdae3603e.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1328_zps4bc25993.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1328_zps4bc25993.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1330_zps6c93081f.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1330_zps6c93081f.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1331_zpsbfba1042.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1331_zpsbfba1042.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1333_zps266fc271.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1333_zps266fc271.jpg.html)


not the best of the photos on the white background :(


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1334_zpse9887ed2.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1334_zpse9887ed2.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1342_zps7260cad0.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1342_zps7260cad0.jpg.html)

Mindis
15-08-14, 20:09
Todays work:


cleaned throttle body


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1343_zps0dd0f052.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1343_zps0dd0f052.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1344_zpsfc7747a6.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1344_zpsfc7747a6.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1346_zps10bf689d.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1346_zps10bf689d.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1348_zps86a3b8b0.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1348_zps86a3b8b0.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1349_zps5fb113f9.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1349_zps5fb113f9.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1356_zpsbbcae070.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1356_zpsbbcae070.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1358_zpsfc0e2c9b.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1358_zpsfc0e2c9b.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1360_zpsc96452a5.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1360_zpsc96452a5.jpg.html)

Mindis
15-08-14, 20:10
And most of the engine plastics:


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1362_zps7fa0231c.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1362_zps7fa0231c.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1363_zpsdb3168fc.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1363_zpsdb3168fc.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1365_zps382625f2.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1365_zps382625f2.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1366_zps61920767.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1366_zps61920767.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1367_zps19df3386.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1367_zps19df3386.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1368_zpse1440f34.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1368_zpse1440f34.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1369_zps58b1209e.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1369_zps58b1209e.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1371_zps2d38a1f8.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1371_zps2d38a1f8.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1373_zps7f7a8d79.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1373_zps7f7a8d79.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1374_zps451391f0.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1374_zps451391f0.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1375_zps50c16225.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1375_zps50c16225.jpg.html)


And guess what ??? It started to rain again :lol: :wall:


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1376_zps9e274485.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1376_zps9e274485.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1377_zps3137dc01.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1377_zps3137dc01.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1378_zps3e4c4247.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1378_zps3e4c4247.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1379_zps694c5460.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1379_zps694c5460.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1380_zps48de2a18.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_1380_zps48de2a18.jpg.html)

Keithuk
16-08-14, 02:32
Welcome to the forum. http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a121/KStanier/VWwelcome.gif

Either please show your vehicle info or I will delete all your posts?

Can I suggest that you add your car spec to your signature as it will save users asking every time, if you know the engine code that will also be great? Oh you can't do this of a phone. http://www.volkswagenforum.co.uk/f26/adding-your-car-spec-5119.html

Options Sticker and Engine Codes (http://www.volkswagenforum.co.uk/f23/options-sticker-engine-codes-5644.html)

Crasher
17-08-14, 00:58
That car has the AKL code engine and it is a strong if temperamental unit. The problem you should find after cleaning the throttle body is that the idle will be very erratic and it will need to be set up on a diagnostic system but first erasing the learnt values and the performing the basic settings, very straightforward. Could you add this engine code and the cars build year [1998] to your signature to keep Keith happy?

Mindis
18-08-14, 20:41
Thanks for replies guys,
I've tried adding info to my signature but it seems it's not working ???


Edit:
Looks like it's working in the end :)

Mindis
23-08-14, 20:25
Well, didn't have much time to spend on Golf, but managed to do renew door handles. Not the best photos as it was getting dark already.


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1857_zpsad81c97a.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1857_zpsad81c97a.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1854_zpsd28ce7b5.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1854_zpsd28ce7b5.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1856_zpseca089eb.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1856_zpseca089eb.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1855_zps4d1ac85c.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1855_zps4d1ac85c.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1859_zps33eacf09.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1859_zps33eacf09.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1860_zpsc4e45571.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1860_zpsc4e45571.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1858_zps265807c6.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1858_zps265807c6.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1863_zps8555335f.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1863_zps8555335f.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1864_zpsb05b3d13.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1864_zpsb05b3d13.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1865_zpsf05e8a9c.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1865_zpsf05e8a9c.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1872_zpsa45ae11b.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1872_zpsa45ae11b.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1871_zps9abff551.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1871_zps9abff551.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/IMG_1866_zps58e24150.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/IMG_1866_zps58e24150.jpg.html)

Crasher
24-08-14, 13:11
Folia Tec used to make a soft touch plastic spray but stopped making it years ago. I picked up a can in Germany to try and experimented on my door handle and it was excellent, then they stopped making it! I have never found anything else to match the original VW rubberised coating.

Mindis
24-08-14, 18:26
Folia Tec used to make a soft touch plastic spray but stopped making it years ago. I picked up a can in Germany to try and experimented on my door handle and it was excellent, then they stopped making it! I have never found anything else to match the original VW rubberised coating.

I was thinking to try ''plasti dip'' spray, never tried it before but I think end result should be similar.

Crasher
24-08-14, 22:53
The problem with that is build thickness, when you clip the parts back on, the edges can lift and peel. You even had to take care with that using the Folia Tec spray.

Mindis
16-09-14, 12:57
Should I leave them silver or with the black stripes?


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_2434_zps7a4fbdae.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_2434_zps7a4fbdae.jpg.html)


http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy326/mindismoni/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_2435_zps4d86a446.jpg (http://s804.photobucket.com/user/mindismoni/media/VW%20Golf%20mk4/IMG_2435_zps4d86a446.jpg.html)

Crasher
16-09-14, 14:17
They look good with the stripes.

Button
12-10-15, 11:45
I love how your cleaning everywhere and taking the time to look after it not keen on the wheels I'm afraid no offence ment :) keep up the good work though