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The righthand exhausts aren't any quieter. The flow is equal, look at the pipework's routing, and they aren't dummy pipes on Millteks for the Mk5 GTI.

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Previous car = Alfa 147 2.0 Selespeed - now loving a black beast with 18's heart.gif that won't quit!

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Hi 871619 (?!)

you might be better off starting a new thread about this in the gti forum, rather than here. I for one don't read this bit as much as the other bits.

might be worth adding details like who you imported through etc etc 169144-ok.gif

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The righthand exhausts aren't any quieter.

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Err, I think he meant "You're right - exhaust IS very quiet"! smashfreakB.gif

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Ah! Now I understand....Your English is more correct than our friend from Manchester.

Welcome to TSN....This particular thread tends to be used for introductory posts rather than our chat (particularly my digressions!).

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Hello All

I got my diamond black, 18" wheels, gas discharge, winter pack, 6 disc changer baby in Feb 05. She's done almost 8K so far.

My previous cars have been Golf GTi Turbo Mk IV, and Golf GTi 16V Mk III. All Diamond black.

Hope to get to know you all better soon

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Hi Guys 'n' Girls

Been driving GTi's on & off for 22 years. The first was a Red MkI (V reg), followed by two 3dr MkII's, a White 8v (B reg) and then a Helios Blue 16v (F reg), which after 16 years & 126k miles we've still got and it's still going strong.

Next, was possibly the worst GTI of so far in my opinion (but I never drove a MkIII GTI), an Indigo Blue MkIV 1.8T 3dr (W reg) - great on Motorways &/or A roads, but utter cr*p around the twisty bits and no bite to the engine either.

Sorry to say that turned me off GTI's and I became a Impreza WRX convert. However, when my partner decided to opt out of the company scheme (Ibiza 130 TDI Sport) and get her own car, amongst half a dozen other cars we tried a MkV GTI and that was it, she just had to have one.

Thankfully for peace & harmony at home (& on the strict understanding I could borrow it from time to time of coursegrin.gif), I didn't take much persuading and after a quick search on the internet we managed to get her new baby to order (3dr in Tornado Red with 18" monza ii's, cruise, winter pack & arm rest) within 9 weeks from an independent UK based import broker at a very attractive price.smlove2.gif

So far, 4 weeks in, we've both been very impressed and can't wait until it's fully run in so we can explore it's potential to the maximum. grin.gifgrin.gif

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Welcome AliJay (... to you both ).

Plenty of experience of GTIs I see , nice picture of the car & great scenery in the background. 169144-ok.gif

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Hi Everybody

Just checking in.

Stealer told me my new GTI is being built this week(hope they're not hungover from Christmas parties shocked.gif0)

Expecting delivery 2nd week of January.

5dr Tornado Red/Man/Leather/Cruise/Alarm/Front Rest/Climate (-Climate NOT Standard here in Ireland grr)

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hello all,have just joined after months of lurking.have had my gti since sept 2 orderd end of april

loving the car very much,best car so far.last car was honda civic type s 160 bph fast but nothiing like this

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Warm Welcome, Mark 169144-ok.gif

Plenty of info and fun on TSN as your lurking will have already told you.

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Hi- 3 months ago i bought an 05 GTI 1.8T.. i love it other than the fact it'e been to the dealer more than once. i changed from a 94 nissan altima... now i just need help on what to do to my GTI to make it look and sound better?

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Hi -

Have just ordered a new 5dr GTi (shadow blue) from an importer - on a very good price - traded from a Celica T Sport - which I have loved. Test drove a GTi though - and it put the Toyota to shame - so have to have the Golf...

Can anyone tell me about running in procedures - I assume I just treat it a bit gently for the first 1000 or so. Also is it true that they only run on superunleaded? I hear they can use oil - any truth? Guess I'll find these things out - but would kind of like to know.

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you can use plain unleaded (95 RON) but it will perform better with super unleaded i.e. shell optimax or bp. ultimate.

only use vw spec fully synthetic oil if you value your engine.

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Reports are that the 2.0FSI engine will use about 1 litre in the first 2000miles. Mine only used half this. Oil is supplied when you receive the car, cant remeber what it is though.Castrol sythentic stuff i think but someone here will know for sure!!

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Does the car use significant amounts of oil? What oil would you recommend?

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Not that I have noticed so far.

VW recommend Castrol SLX Longlife III ( Fully Synthetic ) which meets VW 504.00 spec.

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I have been lurking for a while,so thought I would join!

Have a Tornado Red Mk 5 GTI,used to have a 115 bhp 2.0 Mk 4 GTI.

Just wanted to say hi!

Jon

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Welcome to TSN 169144-ok.gif I bet you are finding a huge difference between the Mk4 and 5 GTI !!

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Thanks for the welcome,

Finding lots of things better but most of all Torque and POWER!!

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Thanks for the welcome,

Finding lots of things better but most of all Torque and POWER!!

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just remember power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely. beerchug.gif

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Thanks for the welcome,

Finding lots of things better but most of all Torque and POWER!!

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just remember power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely. beerchug.gif

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And how beautifully it corrupts 169144-ok.gif

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Can I ask a naive question? Whats the difference between a midline and a highline computer? Not a lot judging by the price for the highline as an option!

Cheers!

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I think you'll find a thread on this subject if you do a Search in the GTI forum. Also you'll get more response if you post it as a new topic rather than in this Welcome folder.

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