Took her to the park
After looking at alot of the projects I see on here I became inspired over the weekend and got busy:
replaced front struts
primed and painted replacement driver's fender
primed replacement rear bumper cover
primed trunk wing
removed and painted door panels
next on the list....
rewire the radio system so it works
pull the plastic interior parts and paint them
install seat covers
remove tape/glue residue from side moldings
start repairing the dents/ dings
Did the passenger side tinting...looks like crap around the bottom...that is the hardest part to get tucked under the window trim and remove the moisture...but it will do for the coming summer
Better to go ahead and remove the window glass and it would be so much easier. Going to try that with the rear side windows.
Took it camping this weekend. Car got really dirty, but it still pulled on a Cadillac CTS (V6) getting on the freeway with a full load.
Josiah "Mac" - Previous S/N: BMW4L1F3 VRSociety Member #114 VRalliance
1997 - Sequoia green GTi VR6 - sold to a friend.
2002 - GTi 24v VR6 - six speed. Koni coilovers. - gone
1996 - BMP Passat Wagon GLX - My baby hauler
'13 Jetta Sportwagen TDi DSG Tempest Blue - wife's baby hauler
Finally installed one of my zr1 chargers on my ABA. Something up with PCV cause I'm blowing oil out of dipstick tube and funnel is broke.
Took off SRI, fuel rail, and some other odds and ends from old Golf Sport that's been sitting. Cleaned them up and polished some. Debating on installing with charger or selling.
Got the hardware i needed to mount the t-stat housing pieces to the engine. Installed all new coolant parts from the crackpipe to the t-stat housing.
Found 4 OEM VW bolts to mount the coilpack on ebay for $10 shipped.
Next purchase will be new coolant hoses for the entire engine.
Well i been on the hunt for some wheels that I don't see so often. I found some ABT's!!! For dirt cheap too!!! F'n mint son.
On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest. What would the rare-ness factor of these wheels be ? I know they are not super rare though.
But anyways fixed my motor mounts again for the 8th time. They are done!!! Washed it and thought about selling it. Nah!!!
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!!!
Been stocking up on parts for it and I finally pick it up this weekend so I can throw it all together. Good to be back in the Mk3 forums.
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Decided it was time to swap the mid pipe for the new one cause the "soup can" wasn't holding up. I took it apart, got overwhelmed by all the rust and decided to put a new clamp on a different, but old pipe and mid muffler and call it a day. Returning parts is fun!
Then I took it for a spin to hear how it sounds, was satisfied for a $4 fix and parked it. As I was driving away on my new toy:
I see a bird land on the roof, take a few steps, let a big one drop, and fly off. I just kept on riding.
decided that I am selling the VR6 and dropping in a BEW!
Shot a 1ft flame out my tail-pipe and was moderately concerned.. when I asked around people said it was nothing to worry about. vr neva lose!