Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#31 Post by Luxobarge » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:57 pm

Thanks for the pics Terry.

Blimey, what a mess! Still, I can see why you'd want to restore it, underneath all that grot is probably a perfectly serviceable car.

As you say, too new for here but nevertheless I'd also be keen to see pics of this as you go ahead with it - all the best with it by the way, my experience of the more modern VWs is that they can be frustratingly difficult to take apart, like the manufacturer doesn't want to make it easy for the DIY person so they make it so you need special tools, octopus limbs, ECU scanners and a factory workshop manual to do the simplest things - for your sake I hope this isn't too much the case on this project!
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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#32 Post by TerryG » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:46 pm

Honestly, it's not a car i would normally bother with but it was too nice to let it go for scrap. It will be a nice little car for someone with a bit of work and some new interior bits and pieces. It's a shame i can't post the smell as OMG its horrible. It's been there for a couple of weeks and even with the rain it has dryed out a lot inside. I haven't opened it up since i brought it back but it is definitely better. Being stored in a damp barn has done it no favours but it is rust free (modern rust-proofing FTW!) :)
It has a scratch on the bonnet where a box has been put on it and dragged off that needs touching up and a good polish will have the outside shining like new. I'm 99% certain that everything absorbant that's inside will need replacing.
When the builders finish work on my garage in 3/4 weeks so i have my working space back again (no garage and a driveway covered in building material for the garage), i'll pull it home and make a start.
I expect some grief for posting about it on here but i'll upload some pics of progress as / when i make some :)
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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#33 Post by JPB » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:51 pm

TerryG wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:46 pm
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I expect some grief for posting about it on here....
:lol:

As this progresses, you'll uncover some faults that can be found in much more interesting, older cars and we'll all have a chance to learn some useful stuff. It looks minging right now, but the Golf's Galvanised shell - assuming that this one was pickled properly at the factory - should minimise the risk of finding any significant rot and the rest can be fettled with a few quid worth of scrapyard bits.
I used to love Golves until I'd had my MK7 for a couple of years. Then, as things started going wrong, it occurred to me that such appalling dealer service and frankly average build quality at best were things that I could tolerate in a (much) cheaper, older vehicle but not in one that, when supplied new came in at a whisker under the price of five of the best remaining examples of Morris Oxford, Ford Cortina or any other classic capable of providing reliable daily transport so although that MK7 not only killed my fondness for VWs stone dead, it served the far more useful purpose of putting me off new cars in general but the thing is, Terry, that your Golf isn't new, it's a project car that will need work and is a car saved from the crusher.
Isn't that last point alone the main reason so many of us became interested in older cars initially?

I'll be reading this thread with great interest now that my initial and somewhat perverse fascination with such a filthy car has been satisfied by the images. It can only get better from here onwards, well done for saving this thing.
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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#34 Post by rich. » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:24 pm

when i bought my rx7 the spare wheel well was full of water, the interior was damp & smelly. i stuck the car in my shed & put my de humidifier in & left it running for a week.. it was dried out & smelled much nicer after.. worth a try?

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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#35 Post by Penguin45 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:18 am

The deep suspicion of a modern as expressed by John is probably an accurate reflection of how the board views modern vehicles. It will be interesting to see how Terry develops it within the framework of a classic car forum. No doubt many problems will be common to both modern and classic vehicles and there is the opportunity to catch them before the get to the 20yo rotten "classic" state.

I'm interested.

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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#36 Post by TerryG » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:51 am

I think that wiring is wiring, bolts are bolts. I'm certainly not suggesting this is the correct place to put this but if there is interest I'll post up what I'm doing. I'll be taking pictures regardless as I find it interesting (not the cleaning part).
It'll be a few weeks before I can bring it home due to building work but as soon as it's here I won't hang around getting stuck in.
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#37 Post by JPB » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:56 am

Wiring is wiring..
Hmm, at least Joe Lucas had the sense to use wires of different colours for different circuits and to wrap these wires in fabric, so forming a loom.
Many moderns have wiring made up of random bunches of spaghetti whose purpose can only be determined by an experienced auto electrical specialist with the patience of a saint, in some cases the insulation is of uniform colour across the board and identifiable only by wee tags that fall off shortly after assembly. Naming no names, but two main perpetrators of this offence are from a large European country that isn't France! :shock: Or Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden, The Czech Republic, etc..
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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#38 Post by Grumpy Northener » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:53 am

large European country that isn't France! :shock: Or Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden, The Czech Republic
Why don't you go give us all a bigger clue John - now hang on is the same country that bombed our 'Chippy' or should I not mention the war?

Terry - No reason why you shouldn't post it on here from my point of view all of us run some form of modern under 20 years old and a fair few of us undertake our own repairs on them to some extent - whilst we wouldn't want to fill the forum with modern content it applies a subject and a comparison between the old and the new ;)
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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#39 Post by rich. » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:36 pm

i'm with the rest of the chaps mate, i have a strange fascination for cars that are in pieces.. one of my favorite days out will always involve a scrapyard.... :D

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Re: Too new for this site 2006 MK5 golf

#40 Post by TerryG » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:59 pm

OK, my garage isn't finished but the scaffolding is off the drive so I can bring some cars home to work on. Ratty the golf was in the way where she was so she's the first one home. I managed 45 whole minutes after getting her home to do some investigation.
This is where the small furries were getting in (osr quarter panel vent, replacement ordered)
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They appear to have gone forwards in the car down the rodent super highway (behind the side carpet in the boot) where the loom runs, all the way to the front of the car under the trim and up to the dash.
they have nibbled the wiring for the aerial (I think) the wires that run to the rear light cluster on that side, the cigarette lighter, the boot light, a couple of earths
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At the front of the car, I removed the lower dash trim on the drivers side and all this crud was inside the dash:
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The panel was rather too easy to remove as the OBDII connector was no longer connected to anything
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the reason the headlights don't work is because the switch isn't connected to the loom any more (and the plastic trim has been used for sharpening teeth)
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various wires are no more
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And then I had to go back to painting in the house as SWMBO arrived home. I'm going to have to remove the whole dash and inspect all the wiring as there appears to be nest behind the relays next to the steering column which must be where the wiring damage is that is stopping the car starting on the key.
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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