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I know what you mean about a little real interaction, driving home from work in the morning recently in the rain, a red GT3 comes level with me, gave me a nod and pulled away. Made my morning
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While I share your thoughts on social media & I don't have a personal presence, having used it t document my car I've found some really helpful people and advice when using it on my terms :)

You really can't beat reading back over progress via a forum/owners club though.
 

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I know what you mean about a little real interaction, driving home from work in the morning recently in the rain, a red GT3 comes level with me, gave me a nod and pulled away. Made my morning
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While I share your thoughts on social media & I don't have a personal presence, having used it t document my car I've found some really helpful people and advice when using it on my terms :)

You really can't beat reading back over progress via a forum/owners club though.
Exactly what I thought :)
 

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My previous post was related to my valved exhaust system, which is controlled via remote controller.

I hated having remote controller in arm rest as it was hard to reach and also it bounced all the time back and forth.

The remote controller custom made holder

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So I've designed a special holder which is perfect fit to the drivers side glove box!
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Another little detail I've added is engraved .:R32 logo. Pretty sweet right?
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Final result. Took the picture with flash so every tiny bit of dust is visible
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I'll put interior mods to the side for a bit, I'll cover it soon.

Maintenance is the key, even on very reliable 3.2 VR6 engines. It was a time to do a DSG oil and filter change and we also changed the haldex fluid. Everything was done by a friend at VW service, with OEM parts only.

DSG + HALDEX SERVICE

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Finito
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The amount of looks that car attracted at service was unbelieveable! When entire service staff including the director of the service checks the car and they say Wow, it is a special feeling. So glad I own this and cheers to many more years of ownership
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Wish I had a friend with that kind of service facility. Presumably when not in use for car servicing , he rents it out to your health service to use as an operating theatre .

Good call on the use of VW stuff for the service though. I know they are more expensive (filters etc) but you do know what you are getting .
 

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Wish I had a friend with that kind of service facility. Presumably when not in use for car servicing , he rents it out to your health service to use as an operating theatre .
Good call on the use of VW stuff for the service though. I know they are more expensive (filters etc) but you do know what you are getting .
Well it was actually much cheaper with friends help than it would be otherwise. Paid 192€ for everything including work (dsg+haldex), which is like 173£. ???? I do all the other maintenance myself.
 

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Blimey. That is good.5 litres of engine oil, 5 litres of DSG oil and one of Haldex will be well over a £100, so top value . I must admit it is probably one job I would pay to have done as it is such a pain to do with the car at ground level .
 

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Let's touch the paintwork. It was in horrible condition, a lot of marks and scrathes which were visible even from distance.

It had to be sorted. You can see the paint before being polished.
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2 - STEP POLISH + CERAMIC COATING + WAXING

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Let's hit it.

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The result after 2 step polishing. Done it together with my friend.

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After the car was polished, we applied the ceramic coating. Picked the CarPro CQ UK 3.0. Two layers applied. After that I applied Fusso Coat wax for black color. The finished look is outstanding.

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The car is on different paintjob level now! It shines like crazy, no marks or scratches left (except of some deep ones at the rear, but nothing horrible). Happy now
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Blimey. That is good.5 litres of engine oil, 5 litres of DSG oil and one of Haldex will be well over a £100, so top value . I must admit it is probably one job I would pay to have done as it is such a pain to do with the car at ground level .
Yeah I am getting car lift before I continue building this car further
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Excellent job on the paintwork renovation. Bet it tool a long time .
Thank you. Took us 4 days to finish it off completely but just taking it easy! :) Worth it!

The ceramic coating is one of the best things I got done on mine and then you wash it and come to dry it just pat it try
It is! There is no need to wash the car with a "sponge" anymore :) I simply snow foam it, wait 3 minutes and then rinse it. Then I dry it with a fresh towel and go for a short drive and the car is perfectly clean!! :)
 

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Here we go with interior upgrades. Starting off with some DSG paddle extensions which are a must!

DSG PADDLE EXTENSIONS

These ones are from Ebay and are super nice blue color which I really like (goes together with brake callipers paint).

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I believe this are the ones I have
 
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