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mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So it has been a while since i updated this thread. I have mostly been enjoying the car using it daily , plus on top of that there is very little time for mods with work, research at university etc etc. However let's see what has happened during these months.

After summer time the car got a maintenace service consisting of these

Kn Filter clean

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Along with these.

Some of them were not to be changed yet, however me being me, i changed them.

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You see some new clips there as well, well they were for the new undertray since my old one was beaten up from the times i got stuck in snow and sand lol

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All these were installed and back on the roads

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Bought another foam lance for my other home washing station

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Ordered some parts from Wurth which i dont know if i have shown , along with some led working lamps and more stuff, i love this company

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And then i tackled a job on my engine bay, after i re-installed my engine cover, to make it look more OEM looking

So these sensors had to be hidden / tucked

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During

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And after

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Much cleaner

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My old suspension was sent away and fully refurbished and was set to my spec. not sure if i will reuse it or sell it yet.

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All was done in a bilstein official dealer

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LateJan by mgpdoc, on Flickr

LateJan by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And these were given a good clean as well

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Also, everyone into detailing can understand my happiness after sourcing these, in Spain

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An amazing product

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More to come in the next post

Cheers Mike
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Decided to go back to oem setup on the rear passenger seat for a more subtle look I guess and more quiet interior while travelling at that time

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Fire extinguisher removed and relocated

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Under the passenger seat

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Easy to access and out of the way at the same time

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Re-installing the rear seatbelts was a pain in the a**

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Then this part

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All done

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Look at the magnetic wurth lamp what a pleasant it is to work with

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Got a bit side-tracked by some other little projects like a pipe - stand

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Then, I got back on track with the winter time

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Sorry Greta obligatory shot on the diesel fumes. It was time to install my winter setup

Proper air tools make this so much easier

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All done ready for winter beating

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Filled her up

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And naturally i took some photos while clean

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Cheers more to come in the next post :)

Mike
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So yet another thing i have been wanting to do for some time now, is to install dynamic indicators on the mirrors. However, given the fact that A1 used its own specific ones, that werent identical to A3/S3 8V or any other model for that model, i hadnt found any. And also, i didnt want to shop from wish alibaba and all that sites, i dot trust them that much.

Recently a link caught my eye on uk and sourced these instantly

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Started the tricky part of removing the mirror parts again. Been there twice already once when i installed the cf mirror covers, and then when i retrofitted the folding mirrors, so i knew what to expect and how to work. Either way this is not easy to do fast and even with caution you can easily break things. It helps if you heat it up a bit to work more easily.

First you remove these two

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Leaving you with this

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Then the cover is next

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Leaving you with this

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And then you can remove the oem indicator

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Side by side with the new one

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And then you put everything back together the reverse order.

Here are some videos of how it works from my Youtube channel



I hope they work

And also my other two cars are always here with me :)

Cheers

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Mike
 

zrickety

The Fixer
Location
31709
Car(s)
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Nice to see this build still going, and the MKV still around. Both looking great, your effort shows.
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So some updates to share with all of you guys.

Hope everyone is doing well in these awkward times.

Wanted for some time now some Surf Pads for my wingbars for when the box wasnt on, to be able to put on things and not scratch my bars. So naturally I opted for Thule products once again, and went for their 845000 pads, which are wide for my bars. Luckily enough they were in stock, so I bought two sets just to . . . well you know me by now. Just because.

Here they are in their site.



Arrived at the Dealer

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Installed the first set and kept the other one for the golf maybe, or for it to be in stock

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Fitment was great which was to be expected

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Here's how they look on the car

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I like em.

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I also purchased another Thule product, which is an Led Light for their Thule box than turns on automatically when you open the box, being very handy in the dark (times like now).



And this is how it works

Thule box light 6951 - YouTube

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Hopefully i will install it soon.

The final days before the quaranting started in my country, I tried to find time to switch my tires from winter ones, to the 17 inch summer ones , instead of the 18 ones at this point.

This is how the car was at that point

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So i grabbed my bridgestones, although they are not the oem radius of 215-40-17 but instead 225-45-17 which i opted for because i totally love this tire, which is OEM for a subaru impreza sti and r35 gtr.

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Arrived at the shop, with my previous setup

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Progress

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Meaty

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Some shots i took after the shop, prior to reinstalling center caps and lug nut caps

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Installed caps

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Fitment is on point and no rub

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Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Protecting the family Q3

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While cooking italian pasta for them , hope you are all safe guys

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Cheers

Mike
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Gave the interior some love during the lockdown

After some hoovering, the pedals were looking nasty

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Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Much better

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Then the door cards, first apc with a brush, then after dried, some Meg's Interior Detailing which is an amazing product leaving the correct amount of bling, not more, not less

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Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Every alcantara surface on the interior was done with this as always. A huge PITA but it is worth it.

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Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Areas under the seats were looking nasty

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Much better now

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Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Leathers were left last, and went to my go-to combo that never lets me down

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Leaving me with this

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I also did the exterior the following days, which i will show you as soon as i upload the pics

Cheers guys

Mike
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Hello there.

yes i still have it and i still have got to put work into it.

Are you all good and safe there ?

Cheers from Athens

Regards

Mike
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So time for an exterior detailing experience

First up was the exhaust back box which was looking tired from everyday use.
Did a quick pass with APC and then some metal polish to enhance the welding spots.

Initially

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Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

After some elbow grease

Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Did the inner part of the tips later with the washing stage

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Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then time for car itself

Wheels left to soak

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Tips were cleaned

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Thule bars, tyres, and all rubber and unpainted surfaces were sealed with CarPro Perl

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Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then for extra depth this old school product was added, which i love

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Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Gave it a quick once over

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And here are some final shots for now, because i have more plans for it

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Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

I like this angle a lot

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Cheers hope you liked it

Mike
 
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