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      04-29-2006 01:41 AM #1
      So Ny_fam sent me a ported intake manifold and I just finished the 'after' of the 'before and after' dynos.
      Before installation:

      and after:

      Total 6hp and 1 ft/lb of torque gain! Not bad for a 20 minute bolt-on item. That means that I'm now getting to the wheels what this US spec gti motor(its a swap from my 1.6 to the 1.8) got to the crank. I've overcome all my drivetrain loss!
      If you look at the second dyno you'll see that I had the do the run twice. The first run in in blue and I didn't gun it from the get-go (you can see the difference in curve right at the beginning).
      To boot, the guy didn't put the fans on the car for the first run and I ended up overflowing coolant onto the floor. Its like these old cars were designed to me moving when they are at full load at 7000rpm And the guy made some smart-alec remark about usually dealing with cooling systems that worked...it obviously works! The car is 26 years old with the original cooling system for crying in my beer! Anyway...just ranting. Don't like it when people bad-talk my car.
      So now time for a good tune-up...

      Air Filter
      Fuel filter
      Bosch wire set
      full synthetic oil and new oil filter (not shown)
      injector seats (currently running non-shrouded injectors in shrouded injector seats...a little loose)
      all new (brand new that is) bushing and shift linkages
      And for fun for the upcoming Mt. St. Helens cruise...

      "Not recommended for use on Honda vehicles"
      Lastly for those of you who don't know my car...


      and the obligatory Lama pic...



      Modified by frankinstyn at 5:44 AM 4-29-2006
      Fully restored and driven daily! I love my 1980 Rabbit Diesel!!

    2. 04-29-2006 03:55 AM #2
      Nice numbers, but more importantly...sweet color.
      I own your 2 door brother..


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      04-29-2006 08:46 AM #3
      Nice. But you did a round light swap and a put on euro bumpers. still, I love it. Now keep that pinstripe. don't see those so often anymore.
      Fully restored and driven daily! I love my 1980 Rabbit Diesel!!

    4. 04-29-2006 11:12 AM #4
      have fun with that cruise control, it sucks ass....
      Hella Waffled Yo

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      04-29-2006 11:14 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Us2bA4dr »
      have fun with that cruise control, it sucks ass....

      Yeah that looks like it will be a fun one to install. I love my cruise control....my foot.
      I got it but don't use it ever.

    6. 04-29-2006 11:28 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Us2bA4dr »
      have fun with that cruise control, it sucks ass....


      I've installed 2 of them in various cars and they have both worked without a flaw... one of them is spliced into a factory mk3 switch to replace hte POS they came with stock

    7. 04-29-2006 11:36 AM #7
      yeah, they are hit amd miss, we refuse to install or work on them here anymore...
      Hella Waffled Yo

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      04-29-2006 01:53 PM #8
      Pretty sweet frank How much does that place charge for dyno runs?
      I need to do a before and after on my car. Before being the decrepit state its in now and after when/if everything is fixed or restored.

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      04-29-2006 02:20 PM #9
      Looks nice, Franky.
      Now drop it! DO IT! DO IT!
      oh herro.

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      04-29-2006 08:00 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Us2bA4dr »
      yeah, they are hit amd miss, we refuse to install or work on them here anymore...

      I'll give it a try. I'm a pretty good mechanic and getting better every day. Hopefully all will go well.
      So the dynos cost $50 for the first run (to cover loading and tying down) and $10 for each additional run. This is over at Turbo Technologies in Tacoma. However, Max RPM in Bremerton is opening their dyno very soon so you may consider going there. They told me they would probably charge $100-150 for three runs with wideband O2 sensor and fuel mix adjustment.
      For lowering my rabbit? Well Ok...like I said before. I do need very stiff (really stiff) lowering springs though and because it isn't the highest thing on my list they would have to be for an exceptional price for me to do that immediately. So does anyone have a set of really stiff lowering mk1 springs they want to give/cheaply sell me? I figure I can buy the new struts fairly cheaply.
      Fully restored and driven daily! I love my 1980 Rabbit Diesel!!

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      04-29-2006 08:05 PM #11
      dude, just put it on its nuts.

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      04-29-2006 08:06 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Fdizzle »
      dude, just put it on its nuts.

      Huh?
      Fully restored and driven daily! I love my 1980 Rabbit Diesel!!

    13. 04-30-2006 12:23 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Fdizzle »
      dude, just put it on its nuts.
      hey means lower that thing!

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      04-30-2006 09:28 AM #14
      ^This is true.

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