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      Tried out a set of winter wheels while the a3 is...

      Tried out a set of winter wheels while the a3 is sitting, put the rs4 wheels on my b5

      http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n191/VWralley/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160420_151540_zpsvbmsawua.jpg
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      Not sure, but I have never seen a belt snap like...

      Not sure, but I have never seen a belt snap like this one did. The rest of the belt actually appeared to be in decent shape.

      Here is some engine tear down pics from last weekend. I got the old...
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      took all this out the other night ...

      took all this out the other night

      http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n191/VWralley/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1840_zpso3ta0v3w.jpg
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      Thursday nights are shop nights and jonnys :)

      Thursday nights are shop nights and jonnys :)
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      Got a little time in the garage tonight so I got...

      Got a little time in the garage tonight so I got the wiring harness removed from the engine, drained the coolant and oil and started pulling the dp
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    6. My a3 has the same kit, FSD and eibach springs....

      My a3 has the same kit, FSD and eibach springs. Before I owned the car (bought it with a bad motor) I drove the car for a couple hundred miles. I agree, its too bouncy, it handles decent but its just...
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      The head I bought is completely rebuilt with all...

      The head I bought is completely rebuilt with all new parts, replacing all associated gaskets and bolts, rings and rod bearings.

      Thanks for confirmation, got all the parts on the way
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      Also have been told by my vw dealer service...

      Also have been told by my vw dealer service manager to replace the oil filter housing and cooler seals, anything else that is a common failure on these I should do while the engine is out?

      No oil...
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      Ordering Parts for Rebuild

      Having a hard time finding a set of Rod Bearings for my FSI rebuild, I was told late 1.8t rod bearings are the same pn 06B 198 501

      Can anyone confirm this?

      Also i'm fairly sure the rod bolts...
    10. Yeah but having two sets of wheels is always...

      Yeah but having two sets of wheels is always better than only one set
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      Picked up a fresh rebuilt head from someone...

      Picked up a fresh rebuilt head from someone local, got a set of arp bolts to go with it as well.
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    12. Damn i think my wheel choice just got harder!!

      Damn i think my wheel choice just got harder!!
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      agreed, take it to the shop and they can help...

      agreed, take it to the shop and they can help diagnose if it is a boost reading issue that your are seeing or if you are actually only getting to 10psi. Id bet they smoke test the intake first thing
    14. Its the intake. They all make more noise that the...

      Its the intake. They all make more noise that the stock setup.

      I'd bet if you put the stock setup back on it would go away entirely
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      Ive installed these a handful of times, they are...

      Ive installed these a handful of times, they are definitely a performance upgrade and therefor you do sacrifice a little bit of ride quality. If you already feel that the golf R is fairly stiff...
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      You still got this thing? Still doing hillclimbs?...

      You still got this thing? Still doing hillclimbs?

      I am trying to get out to 1 or 2 this year, altough not in my mk1, it is still in the garage with no engine..
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      That should feel pretty good, if its in the...

      That should feel pretty good, if its in the budget, I would highly recommend replacing those rear springs. The raceland springs are junk and are not ever the rates they are suppose to be, and...
    18. In my experience with the hybrid pads, they work...

      In my experience with the hybrid pads, they work ok for everything, but aren't really good for anything in particular. The noise gets old quick, and it makes it sound like you need new brakes hahaha
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      Well unfortunatley the wavetrac idea has been...

      Well unfortunatley the wavetrac idea has been sidelined due to budget, I did however pick up a ATP catless dp with a vibrant resonator attached, that fits right up the the stock rear section.

      So...
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      So sentra konis for the front and racelands in...

      So sentra konis for the front and racelands in the rear? or are you converting the rears to konis and sleeves?

      Our vr swapped rabbit had weitecs on it, they only lasted 6mo before one of the...
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