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    Thread: What did u do to your Mark3 yesterday?

    1. Moderator root beer's Avatar
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      02-23-2012 02:02 PM #19776
      -Installed a pair of speakers
      -goofed around with crank sensors....again
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      02-23-2012 02:09 PM #19777
      Dropped the vrt off at the shop :/ for some fixes. I wish i had the time to do them myself

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      02-23-2012 02:12 PM #19778
      Put my pass. door panel back on after being off for a few months. I hate auto regulators.

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      02-23-2012 02:14 PM #19779
      Quote Originally Posted by 12V_VR View Post
      I wish i had the time to do them myself
      I wish i had money to pay others!

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      02-23-2012 02:24 PM #19780
      Quote Originally Posted by Wirt View Post
      Lets see

      -valve cover gasket
      -intake manifold gasket
      -full tune up
      -smoked a bowl
      -oil change
      -put in some beetle headrests i picked up for crazy cheap
      -installed euro tub
      -smoked another bowl
      -slept
      i like your consistency on the bowls although you didnt mention a bowl before you started?


      What I did..

      Finaly removed a stripped bolt from the oil pan but then another one at the back.. in the worst spot.. stripped.

      Easy outs dont seem to work. I had to grind down a chizel and cut a slot through the bolt to remove it. I dont think my dremel will fit in the back to cut a slot in this other stupid ass bolt, i feel so set back

      So im kinda pissed
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      02-23-2012 02:38 PM #19781
      Quote Originally Posted by kushdubber View Post
      i like your consistency on the bowls although you didnt mention a bowl before you started?

      Well when the bowl comes before the work I usually forget to plug stuff back in haha, but one i had everything plugged back in The bowl was calling me haha.

      Forgot to mention I also started polishing my wheels which arent technically things done to my mk3 but they will be a part of it eventually
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      02-23-2012 02:39 PM #19782
      Got a spare early Jetta grille, painted it black, installed. Ecodes come next.
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      02-23-2012 02:53 PM #19783
      Quote Originally Posted by zrace07 View Post
      Got a spare early Jetta grille, painted it black, installed. Ecodes come next.
      Velly nice! I just acquired an early badgeless, primer, base sequoia, and clear coat. Taped off and ready for paint. Its going to be all sequoia though.

      You doing clear or smoked ecodes?
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      02-23-2012 02:54 PM #19784
      Quote Originally Posted by stealthcheetah View Post
      Velly nice! I just acquired and early badgeless, primer, base sequoia, and clear coat. Taped off and ready for paint. Its going to be all sequoia though.

      You doing clear or smoked ecodes?


      Smoked. It looks so horrible on there now. I needed a change, it had too much green going on in the front. I needed the grille and mirrors to match, I'm weird about that stuff.
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    10. 02-23-2012 02:54 PM #19785
      trial fitted new 20mm spacers







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      02-23-2012 03:01 PM #19786
      Quote Originally Posted by zrace07 View Post


      Smoked. It looks so horrible on there now. I needed a change, it had too much green going on in the front. I needed the grille and mirrors to match, I'm weird about that stuff.
      Rightfully so! Make sure to post a pic when you smack the ol' ecodes on. Once the weather warms up for good, my front end will consist of:

      -Full sequoia early badgeless
      -clear ecodes (believe it or not I do have a line on some)
      -european dummy panels (no more fogs)
      -amber turns

      I was in a pickle between this setup and the setup you are about to have. Glad we wont be twins next season.

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      02-23-2012 03:08 PM #19787
      Bfi mounts in only I couldnt use the hardware for the passenger side mount because they were too long. Is this normal? Trans mount Saturday and exhaust next week. Im starting to get a lil burnt out with this buy a cheap car and renovate it stuff.
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      She keeps tellin me you should sell that POS everyday. And then I consider the alternative. A quiet, boring, lil eco box. And then when im on the on ramp to the highway I punch it and wind out 3rd gear and hear that intake and the exhaust together in perfect harmony as it rips a humongous hole in the ozone layer and causes the spontaneous explosions of tree huggers faces . I my VR6!!!

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      02-23-2012 03:12 PM #19788
      If it makes you feel better I have already spent more on maintenance parts for my car than I got the car for.

      Which says something because I paid $2g for the car.
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      02-23-2012 03:29 PM #19789
      Quote Originally Posted by Sycoticmynd29 View Post
      If it makes you feel better I have already spent more on maintenance parts for my car than I got the car for.

      Which says something because I paid $2g for the car.

      and its a 2.0L

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      02-23-2012 03:31 PM #19790
      Quote Originally Posted by stealthcheetah View Post
      Rightfully so! Make sure to post a pic when you smack the ol' ecodes on. Once the weather warms up for good, my front end will consist of:

      -Full sequoia early badgeless
      -clear ecodes (believe it or not I do have a line on some)
      -european dummy panels (no more fogs)
      -amber turns

      I was in a pickle between this setup and the setup you are about to have. Glad we wont be twins next season.


      Hell yeah. I have some clear ecodes sitting at home! I was going to install them but decided against it.
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      02-23-2012 03:37 PM #19791
      Quote Originally Posted by Sycoticmynd29 View Post
      If it makes you feel better I have already spent more on maintenance parts for my car than I got the car for.

      Which says something because I paid $2g for the car.
      Im well on my way also, but I'm not even half way done yet and spent mega chips on the vr6 and I've done all the work myself to keep it cheap. Jus not working out the way I planned. Im addicted. Maybe I should spend the money on rehab instead???



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      She keeps tellin me you should sell that POS everyday. And then I consider the alternative. A quiet, boring, lil eco box. And then when im on the on ramp to the highway I punch it and wind out 3rd gear and hear that intake and the exhaust together in perfect harmony as it rips a humongous hole in the ozone layer and causes the spontaneous explosions of tree huggers faces . I my VR6!!!

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      02-23-2012 03:44 PM #19792
      Quote Originally Posted by Sycoticmynd29 View Post
      If it makes you feel better I have already spent more on maintenance parts for my car than I got the car for.

      Which says something because I paid $2g for the car.
      Same here. Bought mine for 3k and I've put more than that into maintenance and repairs over the past 5 years. Almost everything that can break/wear has been replaced though. Just 3-5 more things and it'll be pretty solid for another 10 years.
      We need a series like this state-side. I'm in if there is one, or will be one. VW Cup 2014/5, anyone?

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    18. 02-23-2012 03:48 PM #19793
      Shaved the drivers side of the bay for now. Fixing a 1cm rust spot turned into "well I'll weld up this." And it always snowballs from there. I'll get around to the pass side sometime in 2015.

      Hid the power steering reservoir.

      Started making a triangulated strut bar.

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      02-23-2012 04:09 PM #19794
      I've had the car for almost a year and very soon the only things that will still be under the hood from the day I bought it will be the block, the alternator, the oil pump and pan, PS pump, and the evap system


      Replacing the entire coolant system
      Replacing all sensors
      doing a 16v head swap
      replacing engine internals
      getting a custom harness made

      Then once my motor is tolerable, I will start on body work. I do the work myself, unless its something I can't do, than I have a friend who's pricing scheme is "What ever a shop will charge you I'll cut in half"
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      02-23-2012 07:07 PM #19795
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnStamos View Post
      Shaved the drivers side of the bay for now. Fixing a 1cm rust spot turned into "well I'll weld up this." And it always snowballs from there. I'll get around to the pass side sometime in 2015.

      Hid the power steering reservoir.
      .

      It ends in the car being ruined, haha. Stop if you can.

      Ask this guy!

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      02-23-2012 08:16 PM #19796
      -Got the jetta inspected...finally after 8 months of un-inspected driving.
      -Raised it up 2 in all around for my trip to Long Island NY tommrow.
      -New strut mounts and hardware.

      -oh! and a new drain oil plug just to be safe.
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      02-23-2012 08:37 PM #19797
      Checked my mailbox hoping to find a present, but not today. I'm sick of waiting for my euro switch from TMT. Ordered it way back in mid January, and it was supposed to be here by the 20th.
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    23. 02-23-2012 08:43 PM #19798
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
      It ends in the car being ruined, haha. Stop if you can.

      Ask this guy!

      I already stopped caring about getting it to 100%, cause as I was looking for my DA, I finally found my flutted carbides I have been searching for.

      Priorities changed right back to getting this head finished and on the car. I'll just rock a half shaved bay for a few monthes.

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      02-23-2012 08:51 PM #19799
      ^ feel like i'm gonna be in the same boat soon
      ****ing tired of not driving it and dealing with an unwanted headache.

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      02-23-2012 09:10 PM #19800
      Quote Originally Posted by BooglesMcGee View Post
      Checked my mailbox hoping to find a present, but not today. I'm sick of waiting for my euro switch from TMT. Ordered it way back in mid January, and it was supposed to be here by the 20th.
      Classifieds dude.
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      02-23-2012 10:39 PM #19801
      Quote Originally Posted by J4M3S View Post
      trial fitted new 20mm spacers






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      02-23-2012 10:58 PM #19802
      stripped wheel 2/4. started polishing wheel #1. will get pics tomorrow of the progress

      note to self: aircraft stripper burns like a motherf*****

      also received some benz valve stem caps to set the wheels off just right
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      02-24-2012 09:15 AM #19803
      swapped on glx tails
      not sure if i like them
      need both outer as the ones i got are broken in some way.
      drove it to the meet and back
      saw spiller's car (i always forget your name) and got motivated to work on the GTI

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      02-24-2012 09:26 AM #19804
      Took pops to the airport. Halfway through my seafoamed tank. Sitting at 6-minute red lights was fine, but the 30 seconds stopped at the door to the airport.. CEL came on. Can almost guarantee it's that evap leak again.
      We need a series like this state-side. I'm in if there is one, or will be one. VW Cup 2014/5, anyone?

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      02-24-2012 10:10 AM #19805
      Struggled with what to do.
      Just put a lot of work into it, but the shell is clearly rotting away. Fix it, and carry on? Start fresh?
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      02-24-2012 12:37 PM #19806
      Got new dummies, new HID bulbs, and fixed a lens on my passenger side fog light. Also cleaned and waxed the entire car inside and out then put it back in my garage until the weather gets nicer.


      Last edited by j-teeple; 02-24-2012 at 12:40 PM.

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      02-24-2012 01:08 PM #19807
      sesh!
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      02-24-2012 01:44 PM #19808
      Working on this every day I can to get it done.



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      02-24-2012 01:57 PM #19810
      nothing.

      tonight: attempt #2 @ the front struts due to the infamous nut on top of the tower. think we have it down....time to grind flat a 22MM so i can hold it with a wrench!

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