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    1. Really nothing exciting up to this point to...

      Really nothing exciting up to this point to report, so you'll get the short version.

      August 2014

      As mentioned, transmission went at Burke so we swapped the complete diff to another transmission...
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      On Facebook he provided some updates... I assume...

      On Facebook he provided some updates... I assume these will migrate here soon. I see fenders in the car... Of course, I have been seeing more pictures of his new yoot than his Rabbit.
    3. Joe... Any photos/videos? Did you bring your...

      Joe...

      Any photos/videos? Did you bring your Scirocco (I assume you go it running)

      Steve
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      No longer needed. Thx

      No longer needed. Thx
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      So... I think I am getting ready to dive into...

      So... I think I am getting ready to dive into this project.

      Looking for the textured black plastic trim pieces. 1 or 2.

      Thanks
      Steve
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      You beat me to it. Yes, these work perfectly. ...

      You beat me to it. Yes, these work perfectly.

      Remove fuel pump to access the tank. I find putting the car on jack stands helps (to raise the gas tank above the gas can... down hill).
    7. I will provide an update from the Burke hillclimb...

      I will provide an update from the Burke hillclimb (and some video/pictures) soon....

      In a nutshell... 3rd gear gave up the ghost at Burke. My belief is that Mt Washington, which is a long hill...
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      Or just disconnect the plug on top of the brake...

      Or just disconnect the plug on top of the brake pedal... brake lights won't work, but the ECU will also be unaware that you are on the brakes and the throttle at the same time.
    9. Anyone on Vortex make it to the hillclimb?

      Anyone on Vortex make it to the hillclimb?
    10. While the video is uploading, I figured I would...

      While the video is uploading, I figured I would type up a very short summary of the 2014 Mt. Washington Hillclimb / Climb to the Clouds / #CTTC2014 / and other interesting identifiable labels that...
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      It might not be in their best interest. My...

      It might not be in their best interest. My opinion is that they need to correct the issue and then share with the community what they have done to correct it. Give us a reason to trust them again...
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      E-mails from MJM on the status of my order: ...

      E-mails from MJM on the status of my order:

      May 27, 2014 10:34 am: Order Processed

      May 30, 2014 4:33pm: Order Pending

      Jun 5, 2014 6:34 pm: Order processed and in in transit to you

      Jun...
    13. So.... a lot has happened since the last update;...

      So.... a lot has happened since the last update; I just haven't had the time to update the project thread.

      The aforementioned pile of boxes that arrived....
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      Essentially, it is a distance issue.... the Mt....

      Essentially, it is a distance issue.... the Mt. Washington hillclimb is 7.5 miles (granted, it might be cooler up top) while the hills around here max. at 4 miles.

      Of course, if the setup is...
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      Cooling this weekend seemed successful. 1. New...

      Cooling this weekend seemed successful.

      1. New radiator
      2. Some ducting to force air thru FMIC (this isn't really helping with radiator cooling, but the air was being dumped around everything so...
    16. Got a number of packages in the mail today......

      Got a number of packages in the mail today... parts for the Golf.

      The package from German Auto Parts looked like one of the USPS poster child packages for "if you get a package that looks like...
    17. As the Volkswagen turns..... another unexciting episoide.

      Busy day... most of it researching and ordering parts.

      Goal today was to get the car off the ground, remove the tires (prepare for brake install and possible tire change), and remove the front...
    18. New twist to this year.... I actually started...

      New twist to this year.... I actually started earlier than normal, it just ended up taking a lot longer than expected... and I am still not done!

      First, go grab a drink and a bag of popcorn......
    19. Thanks for everyone's input.... lots of good...

      Thanks for everyone's input.... lots of good information and ideas.

      EGTs are around 1200+. The engine has to work very hard to (a) go fast and (b) do it up hill for 4 miles. Everything is much...
    20. Oil cooler is now on the list... I have been...

      Oil cooler is now on the list... I have been researching those for a while.

      No AC.

      I have a full skid plate that goes from the lip to the subframe.

      Car is not that low as I need to clear the...
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