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Old 10-09-2018, 03:52 PM   #1
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New-to-me 2007!

Hi, proud new owner of this 2007. Under 69k miles, single owner, reasonably well maintained.



Some things right off the bat--HPFP cam follower's never been looked at. Never had a spark plug or fuel filter replacement, and the brake fluid is going to be flushed on Friday.

I ordered a vagcom cable to see if there's anything, as well as make some mods.

Planning on HPA puck, Neuspeed short shifter and intake and shifter cable bushings for now.

Looking forward to my journey with my new German flame.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:28 PM   #2
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:04 PM   #3
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Congrats! Enjoy the low miles.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:28 PM   #4
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Ditto, Congrats! really looks clean in the pic. I have owned mine for just over 10 years and love it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:45 AM   #5
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:21 PM   #6
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Listing said it's been garaged 10/11 years...that one year must have been 2018 and exposed to the elements. I got it on Thurs and did a full detail on Sat--wash, clay, compound, and a coat of cleaner wax.

Definitely shows its age but it's been well serviced (and will continued to be).
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:58 PM   #7
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Glad to see another MKV going to a good home. Starting to become the MKIV in terms of more beat up than good ones. Welcome and hope you enjoy it here!
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:09 PM   #8
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Yup! The previous owner was a responsible owner but no enthusiast. I'll be doing fuel filter this Friday and hopefully the spark plugs on Sunday. I did the cam follower last week. With 69k miles I expected it to be on its last legs, but it had just a thin film of whatever coating they have on the center, very little wear along the edges. I just replaced it while I had it out. I'll check it in 20k or so, and then every 10k.

The mod bug is back, but I usually prefer to do mods that don't significantly affect comfort or longevity. Intake, short shifter, shifter bushings, HPA puck for now.

My only complaint is that the bite point is a bit numb until you're nearly at the top of the catch. When you feel the engine is going to stall it's already too late. I had the billet insert on my previous GTI and that helped firm things up. The effect will be much more pronounced with the HPA puck.

Rev hang 1st to 2nd is a bit annoying..aftermarket clutch and flywheel is definitely going in if the stock one ever bites the dust.
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