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    Thread: My daily driver is getting a boost! (MK2 1.8T content)

    1. Member GrimJettaGLI's Avatar
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      07-04-2007 02:26 PM #141
      Quote, originally posted by PtownVdub »

      James, it was nice to meet you last night. Thanks again for the parts, they will be put to good use. I am going to be pulling some parts off of the trailer project today. Serious work will begin tomorrow on the swap ...

      No problem. Like I said I have too many parts. You are doing me a favor by taking some of them.


    2. 07-04-2007 03:17 PM #142
      I want parts

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      07-04-2007 03:23 PM #143
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      I want parts

      Whatcha need?


    4. 07-04-2007 03:38 PM #144
      Maybe some aftermarket suspension, or rear upper strut tower bar.

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      07-04-2007 03:40 PM #145
      I've got both, but not really lookin to give those away.

    6. 07-04-2007 03:43 PM #146
      haha, I wouldn't either. Any chance you have some 4x100 stockies with decent rubber for cheap? I need some wheels for the daily after I take my 16's off for the 1.8t.

      I want to take the car for a drive but my dad won't let me work on the car since I have a bunch of other work to do right now. (Currently I'm on my lunch break


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      07-05-2007 06:04 PM #147
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      haha, I wouldn't either. Any chance you have some 4x100 stockies with decent rubber for cheap? I need some wheels for the daily after I take my 16's off for the 1.8t.

      I want to take the car for a drive but my dad won't let me work on the car since I have a bunch of other work to do right now. (Currently I'm on my lunch break

      All of my stockers have snow tires and are tore-up... But I will have a set available once my parts car leaves, you can pull the studs out.


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      07-06-2007 10:34 PM #148
      Get a chance to start on the motor yet PTown?

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      07-07-2007 02:06 PM #149
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      Any chance you have some 4x100 stockies with decent rubber for cheap? I need some wheels for the daily after I take my 16's off for the 1.8t.

      I have a set of 4x100 14" steelies off of a Golf. I know that 2 of the 4 have decent rubber but I am not sure about the other 2 ...


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      07-07-2007 02:09 PM #150
      Quote, originally posted by GrimJettaGLI »
      Get a chance to start on the motor yet PTown?

      I have been cleaning up parts and tracking down things that I need for the swap. The transmission is backed together and ready to go. It and the 1.8T are sitting next to each other on the garage floor. I just need to install the clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel then the motor will be going in the car ... I will post some more pictures when I get a chance.

      James, how is your swap going?

      Stu, have you taken yours out on the road yet?


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      07-07-2007 02:39 PM #151
      Quote, originally posted by PtownVdub »

      James, how is your swap going?

      I am going to hopefully get mine out of the garage this weekend to clean the bay up. Once I do that, I will hopefully get everything back on the motor (ie manifolds, turbo, accessories) and then bolt it up.


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      07-07-2007 02:40 PM #152
      Quote, originally posted by PtownVdub »

      I have a set of 4x100 14" steelies off of a Golf. I know that 2 of the 4 have decent rubber but I am not sure about the other 2 ...

      Well if you have 2, I know I have 2. we could put them together and give them to him, except mine are 13" inch steelies.


    13. 07-07-2007 04:29 PM #153
      Mine gave me a few little problems. I had a few fuel lines that were leaking as the fuel had eaten the rubber up... so I replaced them and put in a used pump I had laying around as mine was fairly noise (car had been sitting for 3-4 years. Now the newer pump I put in doesn't want to run, so I have to swap that one out with another backup pump I have THen I can go on a test drive. Muffler shop on monday and then I need to wire in a few more things up and start buttoning things up for WW. If I do take her for a drive today, I'll make a video of it, I promise.

    14. 07-07-2007 04:33 PM #154
      oh btw guys, I found a few snowflakes in my shop with ok rubber so I threw those on the Jetta. We'll see if they all stay inflated.

      BTW Grim, I think I drove up to WW like 2 years ago with you. I was in the silver mk2 jetta leading the group. It was the year with that crazy Alaskan driver and that flat black mk3 Jetta that was burning oil like mad, if you were there.


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      07-07-2007 05:06 PM #155
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »

      BTW Grim, I think I drove up to WW like 2 years ago with you. I was in the silver mk2 jetta leading the group. It was the year with that crazy Alaskan driver and that flat black mk3 Jetta that was burning oil like mad, if you were there.

      Yeah I remember that. the flat black jetta was my buddies and they were so hammered. But the entire front of my car was covered in oil by the time we made it to Pacific Raceways.


    16. 07-07-2007 11:55 PM #156
      Well guys, I'm really sorry I didn't take a vid. After I fixed a thousand different things that all started breaking, I finally took her for a test drive about 30 min ago. Unfortunately I was in limp mode only boosting at 5 psi, so I'm missing about 75 hp. It was still pretty fun to drive after I got all the shift linkage alligned and ish. I'm taking her down to get the exhaust on Monday, and hit up my brothers shop so I can get scanned and try to find the problem. Sure was a rattle trap for the first drive though. Its like steering a tank with the non power steering....but I like it

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      07-08-2007 01:52 AM #157
      Here are a few pictures of the progress from today's work. I was able to get the clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel installed. The transmission and engine are now back together. I also installed the power steering pump and put on the serpetine belt. I removed the old downpipe and the rest of the exhaust. I continued cleaning the engine bay. And the pictures ...


    18. 07-08-2007 02:28 AM #158
      Nice progress

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      07-08-2007 12:16 PM #159
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      Nice progress

      Thanks man. I took the car off the jack stands so I can roll it out into the driveway and do some more cleaning under the hood. Depending on how that goes, I might be lowering the engine in today. I am going to see if I can get my girlfriend to help with some of the cleaning so we can speed things up. She puts up with a lot ...


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      07-08-2007 01:55 PM #160
      Quote, originally posted by PtownVdub »

      Thanks man. I took the car off the jack stands so I can roll it out into the driveway and do some more cleaning under the hood. Depending on how that goes, I might be lowering the engine in today. I am going to see if I can get my girlfriend to help with some of the cleaning so we can speed things up. She puts up with a lot ...

      x2

      Me and my buddy and most likely my fiance will be helping clean the bay today and if everything goes quickly we will try to bolt it all up. Using a pressure washer to clean the engine bay.

      Also try using gasoline or a heavy duty solvent to get the road grease and grime out of there works great.


    21. 07-08-2007 02:43 PM #161
      That's sweet man! Maybe we'll race some time.

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      07-08-2007 03:21 PM #162
      Quote, originally posted by XSeleneX »
      That's sweet man! Maybe we'll race some time.


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      07-09-2007 02:50 PM #163
      Yesterday I managed to cut through all the nasty grease and grime that has be building up in the engine bay for the last 20 years. With the help up my girlfriend, we were able to get things done in a very timely manner. Here are a few pictures:

      Before ...

      After ...

      And just another picture of the engine for fun

      I am going to wait to put the engine in until I have painted the engine bay with POR 15 later this week. I am also going to pull out the old engine harness and build a new harness for all of the lights. I am going to relay the headlights while I am at it. I figured it makes more sense to get these things out of the way while I still have all the room to work.


      Modified by PtownVdub at 11:53 AM 7-9-2007


    24. 07-09-2007 02:55 PM #164
      Quote, originally posted by PtownVdub »
      I am going to wait to put the engine in until I have painted the engine bay with POR 15 later this week. I am also going to pull out the old engine harness and build a new harness for all of the lights. I am going to relay the headlights while I am at it. I figured it makes more sense to get these things out of the way while I still have all the room to work.

      Smart man. I love to see things get done the right way the first time.

      For best results, experience reality in moderation.

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      07-09-2007 04:30 PM #165
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      Smart man. I love to see things get done the right way the first time.

      I think doing it right the first time is a lot easier than going back and fixing the things that you messed up the first time when you were cutting corners to try and get everything finished. This is not going to be a show car by any means but I want it to be clean and reliable.


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      07-09-2007 09:59 PM #166
      Quote, originally posted by PtownVdub »

      I think doing it right the first time is a lot easier than going back and fixing the things that you messed up the first time when you were cutting corners to try and get everything finished. This is not going to be a show car by any means but I want it to be clean and reliable.

      Exactly what you should do! Let me know if you need a hand or anything else you missed.


    27. 07-10-2007 01:45 AM #167
      Quote, originally posted by GrimJettaGLI »

      Exactly what you should do! Let me know if you need a hand or anything else you missed.

      Yup, tell me about it. Thats part of the reason why my car took me so long. My brother and I believe strongly in taking out time and doing things right with our swaps.

      BTW guys, got my 3" exhaust done today. Most proffesional exhaust I have ever seen, and an incredible deal too! Car couldn't sound better. I also got to drive her around town a little today. I'm only boosting at 5 lbs but she is still fun as hell, and way faster than my mk2 16v. Can't wait to run at full 20lbs worth of boost.

      I also installed my 11" brakes and painted all of my calipers. Car is a little rustik with all its dings and dents, but just driving around town I got a zillion compliments, and questions, "hey man, your car sounds sick, what do you have in there?" lol. Nothing like driving and hearing your turbo spool. (I'm a first time turbo driver )

      Anyways, loooks like things are going well man. I'm on the verge of fixing my limp mode. I currently have 2 codes potentially causing it. They are both improper gorunds on the N75 valve, and the other for the vvt positioning switch or whatever its called. Either those switches are toast or my ECU has something haywire with it Sorry I didn't take any pics. I decided I need to save up for a B&M short shifter now. I can;t take these long throws anymore.


      Modified by GLImax at 10:47 PM 7-9-2007


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      07-10-2007 01:54 AM #168
      Stu, sounds like things are coming along nicely for you. I really need to check your car out so I can be even more jealous than I am from just reading about what you accomplished so far.
      I want to do something with my exhaust so that it has a nice tone that isn't obnoxious but that will come in time. I started attacking the wiring tonight. I am trying to separate out the engine harness from the headlight harness and what not. I think my next thing is going to be removing the dash so I can get access to the fuse/relay panels.


      I guess this is progress ...


    29. 07-10-2007 01:57 AM #169
      I don't have everything done yet, so I can't travel too far. But I would be willing to meet up around OC during the day sometime though, padded 6pm but while its still light, if you want to check her out and see how she sounds. I currently do not have headlights, so I can't stay out after dark

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      07-10-2007 03:14 AM #170
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      (I'm a first time turbo driver )

      I decided I need to save up for a B&M short shifter now. I can;t take these long throws anymore.

      I got my B&M with my swap kit I bought. but I think its FUBAR'd Also wait til you get the extra boost. My wagon is pushin 20. Damn does it put you back in the seats for being a 2 ton beast.


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      07-10-2007 03:20 AM #171
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    32. 07-10-2007 03:36 PM #172
      Better let me take a look at your B&M shifter man

    33. 07-11-2007 12:09 AM #173
      Fixed the car. Previous owner of the harness must have thought that it would be funny to pull the fuse to the engine controls. It allowed the car to run, but didn't provide power to the n75 valve or the crank positioning sensor. Its all fixed and crazy fast. I have never ridden in a car this crazy before. Only bad part was that I sprung a small coolant leak on the way home (6 miles), so I'll have to fix that tomorrow. Other than that, my car runs perfectly, pushing around 18-20 psi I believe. Didn't watch the guage too closesly as the car was already getting a little over the speed limit by then, and I had to slow her down.

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      07-11-2007 12:23 AM #174
      That is good news, Stu. So do you think it is a Corvette killer?

    35. 07-11-2007 12:27 AM #175
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      That is good news, Stu. So do you think it is a Corvette killer?

      Maybe a little more that just a vette killer... I took a stock 1.8t for a test drive right before, and that car was slow as ****. Lets just put it this way. I easily burn out though 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, with minimal traction at the end of 3rd and beginning of 4th. I don't dare to max her out yet until I have everything else situated in the car. Cooling system is also working great. my little push fan pulls pulls air like a mofakie


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