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    Thread: Project VR6 What!

    1. Member corrado-correr's Avatar
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      09-04-2008 11:01 PM #141
      Did some cruising today with d-bot

      ... and then changed out the wast gate spring for a more better one. Wont be needing this anymore.

      It's not running 100% anymore at WOT and it's not making it all the way up to the new 10 psi, it's gotta be a boost leak - I'll have time to properly take a look at it tomorrow though.

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      09-04-2008 11:10 PM #142
      I was excited for more boost but not today. I put the steels back on yesterday. Like them better

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      09-04-2008 11:17 PM #143
      I actually really like the look.
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    4. 09-05-2008 01:15 AM #144
      Quote, originally posted by Noobercorn »
      the last time i fed Punk a Rougue beer (dead guy)...

      I have that same exact growler.


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      09-05-2008 03:53 PM #145
      Has anyone installed one of these yet? I'm at a bit of a loss.

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      09-05-2008 05:25 PM #146
      isn't that the tool for cutting MSD wires??

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      09-05-2008 05:46 PM #147
      Quote, originally posted by s.l.c. »
      isn't that the tool for cutting MSD wires??

      This is the Gruvenparts.com hood cable clip.

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      09-05-2008 07:06 PM #148
      Quote, originally posted by corrado-correr »
      Has anyone installed one of these yet? I'm at a bit of a loss.

      step 1: smooth and polish to a mirror shine!


    9. 09-09-2008 06:37 PM #149
      Quote, originally posted by corrado-correr »
      Did some cruising today with d-bot

      When are you guys going to cruise again? Maybe you guys could help change my ignition switch and I'll help put that hood cable clip on

      Greg

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      09-09-2008 07:51 PM #150
      Quote, originally posted by 359Bailey1320 »

      When are you guys going to cruise again? Maybe you guys could help change my ignition switch and I'll help put that hood cable clip on

      Dude, hit me up - i'd be happy to lend a hand.

      -

      Today I think I found the problem with the the head lights.

      I'm just glad non of this decided to catch fire.


      Modified by corrado-correr at 6:57 PM 9-9-2008

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      09-09-2008 09:20 PM #151
      YAY!

    12. 09-10-2008 04:46 AM #152
      Quote, originally posted by corrado-correr »

      I'm just glad non of this decided to catch fire.

      me too

      is that masking tape


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      09-10-2008 09:34 AM #153
      Quote, originally posted by brilliantyellowg60 »

      me too

      is that masking tape

      yeah thats scary.


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      09-10-2008 11:28 AM #154
      Raven –

      You slide the billet hood clip onto the hood release bracket, after removing the stamped VW clip. There is no need to remove the whole cable , but you need to remove the VW clip (by cutting it if its not already broken).

      Slide the billet hood clip onto the hood bracket where the old clip mounted such that the lower slot (NOT the 1 that the 2 mounting screws go thru) is facing passenger side. You then slide the sheathed hood clip cable thru the billet clip and let end of sheath rest against end of slot. This will hold the sheathed end of cable, while allowing the steel cable itself to slide freely and mate with the hood pull handle.

      To attach the billet hood clip to the hood release bracket, tighten down the 2 set screws. They will bite into the steel hood bracket and secure the clip in place. Its not necessary to tighten them down all that far. Just enough so it wont move.

      I will put up a DIY on http://www.GruvenParts.com shortly with some detailed pictures. I know it can be confusing laying upside down looking at that hood release bracket. Once you get it in, you will see it literally takes a few minutes.

      Thanks again for buying our products, I think you may have motivated me to install turbo on my 92 SLC, although Ive got OBD1 so Im not sure yet what options I have…seems like turbo would be more reliable and more powerful for a track car, and also less expensive than a s/c. Need to do more searching …



      Modified by GruvenParts.com at 10:47 AM 9-10-2008


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      09-10-2008 03:11 PM #155
      Thanks for the reply. My problem installing the clip was that I didnt think to remove the factory clip... looked at it for a few minutes... the blood rushed to my head and i went - "ugh, i dunno."

      Turbo track car? Do it Paul!!! I'm still OBD1, but admitadly OBD2 or stand alone is the way to go.

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    16. 09-10-2008 05:14 PM #156
      do you ever go to the exceed meet at the chili's on M59 and Adams?
      Greg

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      09-10-2008 05:34 PM #157
      Quote, originally posted by 359Bailey1320 »
      do you ever go to the exceed meet at the chili's on M59 and Adams?

      If i do anything organized its mostly MIVE events and gtgs.

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      09-13-2008 09:12 PM #158

      I think they have a thing for VRT's....

      Quote Originally Posted by ein View Post
      The only idea VW ever had that was dumber than Aktiv was the G-Lader.

    19. 09-14-2008 05:24 PM #159
      I fixed my ignition switch this weekend so if you and dbot get together this week lmk I'd really like to come over and meet you guys
      Greg

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      09-14-2008 05:46 PM #160
      its raining... holy ****.
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    21. 09-14-2008 06:03 PM #161
      love this thread

    22. 09-14-2008 06:43 PM #162
      ya just a bit
      Are you swimming yet?
      Greg

    23. 10-01-2008 09:39 PM #163
      Planning any work soon?
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      10-04-2008 03:25 AM #164
      found my self screaming out VR6 WHAT!!!!
      everytime i saw ur ride at h2o lol

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      10-04-2008 01:40 PM #165
      omg those wires why do people do things like that, reminds me of my friend, I understand when people don'tt solder and use heat shrink ,but when people twist wires and then tape them WTF, go to local store and buy some wire connecters and crimp the ****.
      Quote Originally Posted by Radvr6T View Post
      A true built car is one in which the owner alone has done its work intirely!
      Not had a shop build the motor,Not had a shop paint it ,Not had a upolster do the interior,Not just supplied money for work of any kind for the vehicle!
      According to this guy no one builds cars.

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      10-06-2008 02:35 PM #166
      Quote, originally posted by dworkz »
      found my self screaming out VR6 WHAT!!!!
      everytime i saw ur ride at h2o lol

      sweet!

      Aside from wearing out a set of tires (they were already almost bald) the car made it with out a single issue on the 1500+ mile round trip to H2O.

      One more thing, and pretty important. At 8+psi I was reaching a situation where the boost was causeing ignition cut out. The simptoms were hesitation when warm under woot and full boost. This was especially the case at higher rpms. I imagine it like a candle in the wind, only the candle is a small blue spark and the wind is pressurized at 8psi.

      Per recommendation from the Mcnoodle i cut the spark plug gap in half, down to a 0.024". The results are incredible, the car feels stronger than ever. It's the fastest thing i've ever driven and its finally consistently fast, rather than being fast only until it warmed up.

      Conclusion: set plug gap to 0.024. Thats all for now.




      Modified by corrado-correr at 11:44 AM 10-6-2008

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      10-08-2008 09:23 PM #167
      Yesterday I went in to get new tires for the Corrado. I made a special request that they be careful pulling the car in due to the low hanging intercooler, the guy I talked to assured me that they would use floor jacks and not the lift. That didn't happen.

      The guy ends up pulling into the bay at a good 5-10 mph and then there was a great noise as the scoop of the intercooler smashed into the lift. The welded 1/4" aluminum scoop was torn almost completely off, and 2 of 3 of the steel brackets that hold the intercooler in place are essentially missing. The scoop actually got STUCK in the lift. Luckily the core does not apear to be damaged and with a new scoop and a new bracket or two I should be back on the road.

      Discount will pay.

      The only saving grace about the whole ordeal was the tech that did the work. Very cool guy.


      On to the pics, it was bent back into place a good 6 inches so I could get home. Notice the rippling in the metal - its just crazy the force this guy hit the lift with. If you look closely you can see the red paint from the lift.

      One of the brackets, bent and broken.

      We had to replace the entire scoop. The metal was cracked and bent beyond repair. "Fabricadabra" Matt said, and PRESTO!

      Still need to re-do the brackets.

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    28. 10-08-2008 10:39 PM #168
      Looks like you're making headway, still going to be at Chilifest?

      Shoot me a PM or call me next time you work on your car, I'd like to help!

      Greg

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      12-05-2008 05:20 PM #169
      Its winter in Michigan, the Corrado is not going to see any more of this white stuff. So its in the garage for some winter shenanigans.

      Oh noes DANGER TO THE MANIFOLD!!!!!!12!!

      ^^ so thats what they look like inside.


      Modified by corrado-correr at 2:34 PM 12-5-2008

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      12-05-2008 07:54 PM #170
      oh, and then there's this!

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      12-05-2008 08:51 PM #171
      short runner for a not so short guy hheehe hoohah!!!

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      12-05-2008 10:26 PM #172
      these came in the mail as well xonogy styles

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      12-10-2008 11:47 PM #173
      Checking in for my annual Corrado forum visit.

      *here*

      Let's get some tasty duces this weekend and tear apart the old rocco 1 to welcome the new rocco 1 shall we?


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      12-11-2008 12:12 AM #174
      Bear Republic Racer 5 mmm mmm good! and yes they come in 22oz's And as usual, Great work!!!


      Modified by jds92slc at 9:13 PM 12-10-2008

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      01-05-2009 09:22 PM #175
      Matt's always complaining that nothing ever gets done, well... I got some work done to the manifold. This is really coming together.

      Infact its more than just beer, smoke and mirrors - there's even a plan!!! Here's a rough sketch of where a new air to water intercooler core will sit. The remaining section of the intake will effectively become a short runner intake manifold. All of this is aft of the throttle body. So when you're looking at this sketch, the blue bits are the valve cover, the top is where the throttle body goes and the bottom are the runners that curve down into the intake ports of the head. The sections sketched in red will be the custom parts and area where the new intercooler will be.

      and some more pictures from tonight:

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