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Offline paulg40

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Im back!
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:44:03 pm »
Hello, so as you may have guessed from my last post I am looking at buying a G40 again, it's been a long time since I have been about and I don't know if anyone will remember me much, I still know some of you guys :-)

If you don't know who I am I used to own a G40 in early 2000's think between 2000-2005. My car was a Tornado red Saloon CL converted to a G40. It used to run 175BHP with 170 ft/lbs on standard engine/injectors and a Jabba sport 65mm chip! which seems mad but it worked. it was a solid engine I loved it! (had other mods but won't list them here)

Anyway in 2005 someone pulled out infront of me and I couldn't avoid a collision and ended up writing the car off :-( sold the engine and that was that.

I have had many golfs since, MK3 VR6, MK5 TSI, Mk6 GT TDI, 09 Polo 1.2 (i know what the hell!) and back to a Golf MK5 TSI (which i resurrected from a nasty timing chain failure) photo's are interesting as the pistons are in pieces!

So now my wife Helen has a new job we need a new car and she suggested I bought a G40 (I have a great wife). So here I am a day later and about to buy another G40 and I am like a kid at christmas.

One thing I cannot wait for is the simple engine diagnoses! these bloody TSI engines just have too much going on with them and I have rebuilt the entire thing but still have a couple of boost issues, just frustrating.

So 13 years in 5 minutes :-)

Hope to meet the ppl I knew pretty well so many years ago and meet some of the new ppl as well!

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Re: Im back!
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 09:03:48 am »
ey up paul.  Good to see you back in the fold.  I'll patiently wait for details of the g40 you're buying.

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Re: Im back!
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 04:40:02 pm »
Hey Paul!!

Welcome back!!

It was the ride in your car that made me but a G40 and not regretted it since!!

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Re: Im back!
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2013, 07:09:07 pm »
Be good to see you back in a G40.

Remember this?


I passed the favour on, and put the PY lump into Alex's GT.  :)

Offline paulg40

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Re: Im back!
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 09:35:46 pm »
Ha! Seems like so long ago.

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Re: Im back!
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 09:47:06 pm »
Hey Paul!!

Welcome back!!

It was the ride in your car that made me but a G40 and not regretted it since!!

Cool! Glad to have helped ha ha


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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 09:07:49 am »
same here!  BVF 2002 or 2003 if I remember correctly.  My G40 was Paul's brother's

It was the ride in your car that made me but a G40 and not regretted it since!!

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Re: Im back!
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 11:03:36 am »
Heyup Paul!

Remake required of the T40 and G40 'make the bastard chase you' video required...

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Re: Im back!
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 07:13:29 pm »
Wish I still had that video! No idea where I put it! Infact to be truthfull I have hardly any videos or photos of my old polo :-(

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 07:42:14 pm »
It was here:
http://www.markhunter.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/polowarsHiQ.rm
...but Blueyonder is long gone!

Maybe Mark still has it somewhere?

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 10:32:10 am »
I have a copy of that video!

Just uploading it to the web server now.

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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 10:33:41 am »

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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2013, 01:51:00 pm »
Ha!
class, that is so cheesy but brings back some memories! especially me waisting my tyres trying not to hit the kurb in the carpark  :D

Maybe an HD remake is needed! especially now the GO PRO cameras are about.

Has anyone got a video of me at the pod? I used to have a couple but can't find anything.
I do have a great in-car video of Marshals G40 going up the strip at GTI international back in 2005, I edited it into a little sequence, will have to get that up here.

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2013, 02:19:26 pm »
I've got some of those Pod videos too Paul.  Just uploading them now into this folder:

http://derby.polog40.co.uk/videos/

They are the WMV with 'paul' at the start of the file name

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Re: Im back!
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2013, 10:19:28 pm »
Cool :-) cheers man!