September 28, 2008
Today was a pretty exciting day! We encountered some issues with the new harness which took us a bit of diagnosing to figure out. The wiring for the clutch safety switch was screwed which prevented the starter getting the signal to start. After addressing that issue, the actual starter had a bad ground connection due to the painted surface. After all that crap... we discovered the starter had a bad bendex which required some hammer therapy to make it properly engage. :wall
While flushing the fuel lines out, we discovered that the fuel pump was not functioning. After a bit of brainstorming, Alexi discovered that the pump was seized and it's housing/rubber seals were 100% deteriorated. In order to solve this issue, we all jumped into a non-standard driving DSG Mk5 GTI . Our destination... to raid Alexi's garage for his spare fuel pump. (God only made these for people like Bryce who wish they knew how to drive a manual transmission. :rofl
After a bit of slave labor moving cinder blocks by Alexi's dad, we returned back to the garage where Alexi discovered his fuel pump was also fubared! He was able to disassemble both units to produce one functioning unit.
In the meantime... Bryce, Mike bled all four brakes.
Now it was finally time to fire up the car but up came yet another issue... :no: The fuel pump relay was not receiving it's trip signal. After more diagnosing, the culprit was an internal break in the actual fuse box. We simply just jumped the relay and magic happened with a swift turn of the key... the car came ALIVE! :rockin: It sounded so bad ass because there was no exhaust with an open header. It was like a unicorn ****ing a mermaid!
Click the link below to see a video!