Maxi life build

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Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:48 pm

Decided to do a build thread, I was originally looking for a T5 caravelle or shuttle, but they were stupid money, my Farther in law told me they did a caddy with 7 seats so I started searching on ebay, found this straight away at a garage in Droitwich, ended up fighting over it with a woman who also wanted it, luckily I got there before garage opened and bought it, I'm used to the 1.9 pd engine so it seemed an ideal choice
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Picked it up like this a few weeks ago ...someone has spent some money it ..
It allready has 19" audi rs6 reps ..genuine sportline front spoiler and chrome sportline lower grill, the grill is completely colour coded and with add on vw chrome, tony banks cat back no box system with duplex outlets.also a remap ..stainless bragan side bars (which have lights)..also has from factory ..cruise ..privacy rear windows ...I like the surf blue (British gas !) Colour
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Quite like the exhausts ....
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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:51 pm

Spent quite a few hours cleaning it ..even thou the garage had supposedly polished it ...I clayed it first ..the roof looked like it had been a while since anyone had cleaned it...just applied some AG srp for now ...
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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:53 pm

I removed all the wheels and painted the calipers and discs silver and back plates black ..also got some mothers polish and attacked the exhaust tailpipes, they were really bad and full of baked on carbon
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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:54 pm

Also de badged rear and modded mirrors to stop whistle

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:57 pm

Next up I serviced it ..it had been oil serviced ..but I don't trust garages I don't know so off to tps and got a full service pack ..oil ..oil filter ..air filter..fuel filter..pollen filter ..also cleaned engine bay
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Re: Maxi life build

Post by Ryan » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:59 pm

Looking good dude. Haven't seen you around telford for a while

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:02 pm

I'm about ...just trying to save fuel ! ...also need cambelt doing

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by Ryan » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:10 pm

Ahh fair enough, mines not great on the juice at the moment. Debating whether to have a pendle remap. What mpg do you get? I'm lucky to get 40

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by chezzy71 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:31 am

thats not same as british gas, nothing like,, nice maxi though and cracking colour,
siwilkie's is british gas colour...
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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:33 am

Oh ..I was told by vw it's the same as british gas colour ??

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:34 am

Ryan on my first tank I got 480 miles to the fuel light ..which must be sub 40 mpg ?

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:46 am

One thing I struggled with was the garage had removed the wheels to referb them and fit new rear brakes ...but had seriously over tightened the wheel bolts ...I ended up rounding off the locking wheel tool ..luckily it was on the socket end so welded a socked onto it
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That got them out and I fitted some vw ones I had lying about

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:54 am

One thing that didn't work but I thought did was the A/C ...so I popped the gauges on at work and there was nothing in the system ..so went and put some nitrogen in it and I suspected the condensor was at fault ..and sure enough it was leaking ...so went and got a new one from ECP ..Image
Got the bumper off nice and easy ..then thought I can see it but how do you remove the front ?? Worked it out in the end Image
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It wasn't fun having the rad and intercooler just hanging there but got it done quick ..also fitted two new high and low tone horns ...while there ..put it all together and got a mobile guy round to re gas it ...all working now so very happy

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:56 am

Fitted a couple of items I removed from the mk5 golf ..
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Got rid of that battery bag and fitted the battery box instead, looks much tidier
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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:58 am

Done a lot of cleaning and general fettling ...also started to mop the van ...only done the bonnet and a wing so far ...will just do a bit at a time when I feel like it

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