Mk5 Ibiza 6j 2.0tdi FR

jdmsx

Away washing the car
Visit to the forum for a nosey and an update.
Couple weeks back had a electrical issue where the wiring loom shorted out against the gearbox causing a fuse to blow and the fuel system to cut out (half 6 in the morning which was fun way to start my Monday) car was recovered and fixed within the week.
New Ferodo discs and pads all round last month.
Darkside EGR Cooler delete is needing to be fitted alongside booking in for a custom 2.5” downpipe and a fresh set of glowplugs wouldn’t go amiss. Quite a bit of maintenance has been undergone through this weird year while I’ve had a chance and time to.
Wheels have now been powdercoated, and ceramic coated with KKD R-Evolve as of last weekend, just need to order up 2x new tyres for them and some wheel bolts.
Insurance was just renewed as of today
(22 years old, 2.0tdi, mods declared with additional benefits: NCB protection, Excess protection, breakdown cover, legal cover, personal accident cover, take a guess at what I’ve paid;))
MOT due next month too, hopefully pass with no issues. Will update with more stuff soon!
 

jdmsx

Away washing the car
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Stripped off all the front grills as I decided it was time to get them painted
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Been commuting like this for the last 2 weeks while they were away haha. Now returned and spent the afternoon of light and dry weather building the bumper back up. Quite a pain in the arse to get the lower one out and even worse putting it back in. Managed after a bit of time struggling.
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Needs a good wash and a couple of ends tidied up but looks much better.
 

jdmsx

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Also finally got the downpipe made up for this! Now running a full 2.5” straight pipe system.
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I wanted to give my personal review of each of the different exhaust stages I’ve went through and how they’ve changed the performance of the vehicle...

*All stages were during when the car was remapped*

Stock exhaust w/ dpf and cat: Not much to write in this section, fairly average

Stock exhaust, DPF + EGR deleted, cat still present: Apart from getting rid of the annoying regens, and issues that the dpf and egr give, torque was felt to be improved in the lower rev range, noticeable straight away when first pulling out of a junction. The car seemed much happier and not held back as much.

2.5” Cat-back, DPF Delete, Cat present, Stock Downpipe:
Made a difference through the whole rev range, less throttle was needed to achieve the same speeds. So on my normal drive home where I know the road and speeds needed to drive comfortably, where I’d usually travel at 40mph, I automatically ended up driving the same parts at 50mph with no difference to driving style. Noise was good, slight owl noise during gear changes like the old pd engines do, quiet on idle, throaty on boost.

Full 2.5” system, No Cat, No DPF:
So I only have minimal experience so far (45mins worth actually) but I’ll add to it in a few weeks. First thing I instantly noticed was the jet turbine whistle coming from it as soon as I started it up. On boost it rips very loud, almost sounds like it’s rattling like most straight piped diesels do. I also felt that the car didn’t bog as much during the 1st > 2nd shift change. Unfortunately it sounds like the owl noise has disappeared due to the new dp which is up to personal preference if that’s a good thing or not haha. Happy overall with it, I’ll keep tabs on fuel economy and other subtle things I pick up on.
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(Photos for rear view of exhaust)
 
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Think youve inspired me to get the plastics sprayed up this weekend. Makes a huge difference to the look. Ive had my straight through 2.5 from the turbo, since i decided to change the ehaust, you should notice the pick up between gear shifts better, i get a little turbo flutter aswell which i think sound great but i know thats preference. looks great tho mate 👍
 
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jdmsx

Away washing the car
Think youve inspired me to get the plastics sprayed up this weekend. Makes a huge difference to the look. Ive had my straight through 2.5 from the turbo, since i decided to change the ehaust, you should notice the pick up between gear shifts better, i get a little turbo flutter aswell which i think sound great but i know thats preference. looks great tho mate 👍
Cheers mate, yeah the grills were a nightmare to paint apparently, not the best finish but look much better than the raw plastic effect. Still need to put my AEM Dryflow on but gonna do some logging of the downpipe and see what it does for fuel and performance every day driving
 

jdmsx

Away washing the car
Cleaned + gel badge overlays applied. This is probably the best look it’s had yet. Really happy with the way this thing has turned out. Just need to keep the ball rolling, still lots to do, and the wrong time of year to do things! Lack of money and daylight.
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