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    1. Member InSaNeBoY's Avatar
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      11-05-2008 10:04 AM #36
      rennenparts.com $45/ea, but I paid no shipping as they're 1/2 mile from my house. got my Gas-A-Just rears for $19 from tirerack, last two they had in stock, now they're special order
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      11-08-2008 01:33 PM #37
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      got my Gas-A-Just rears for $19 from tirerack, last two they had in stock, now they're special order

      That's exaclty where I got mine. I think I must have gotten the two right before your last two.


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      11-12-2008 05:34 PM #38
      Q is all done... just need get some cheap tires that actually have some tread and hope to hell it passes inspection. *crosses fingers* I'll be commuting to work in it by next week!
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      11-14-2008 09:38 PM #39
      feet dragging by others has caused a delay in my plan! so I'll get my Q back tomorrow, still have no tires nor inspection stickah.
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      11-15-2008 02:27 PM #40
      in the garage, dash is buttoned up, HVAC controls are working now. all seems good, though it's still missing on cyl 1 when cold. Found out that's NOT fun if you're making a left with traffic coming
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    6. 11-16-2008 01:01 PM #41
      Im in Brasil and Santanas and Quantums everywhere...Going to find me some goodies down here...Been seeing some rockn some clear sides around, some badglessness going on...And a few other minor things ill be bringing home for my Q

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      11-22-2008 01:12 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by Gloktimus Prime »
      Im in Brasil and Santanas and Quantums everywhere...Going to find me some goodies down here...Been seeing some rockn some clear sides around, some badglessness going on...And a few other minor things ill be bringing home for my Q

      Find some lowering springs.....


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      11-22-2008 07:44 PM #43
      I grafted in a red reflector piece from a spare Renault Fuego tail light I've got in place of the broken reverse light lens on one of my tail lights. it was a very good fit, same width and maybe 2mm shorter.
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      11-23-2008 04:37 PM #44
      Winter mode!

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      11-23-2008 09:44 PM #45
      Looked at it while working on my GTI. I will post some photos soon.
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    11. 11-24-2008 12:34 PM #46
      Looks good, how did you get that extra height?

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      11-24-2008 01:17 PM #47
      Well, I haven't done it yet, but I'm planning on putting in the new rear brake drums and shoes, then swapping out the right front strut assembly for the one with a new wheel bearing that matches the driver side. They came out of my 1984 Audi 4ks that I parted out. Struts were near new and the driver side coil spring of the Quantum was actually broken at the top. A coil was laying down on the spring perch, just sitting loose. Never seen that before. Anyway, they're close enough to the same that I don't have any worries. Also putting in new tie rod ends and ball joints while I'm at it. Bleed the brakes and I should be good to go. Then the headliner and a cleaning and off the the auction block...unless I decide to keep it.
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      11-24-2008 02:09 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »
      Then the headliner and a cleaning and off the the auction block...unless I decide to keep it.

      my neighbor is on the look out for a wagon right now... he's got an '84 GTi he's looking to sell (possibly his 81 rabbit as well).

      Quote, originally posted by moonstation 2000 »
      Looks good, how did you get that extra height?

      just put in new KYB shocks/struts...


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    14. 11-25-2008 02:45 PM #49
      Well it wasnt me and my Q it was just something i picked up for my Q today...Got a set of tails for 10 bucks...

      I love Brasil


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      12-02-2008 05:01 AM #50
      broke both my front window hoists =/

      and polished half the car

      and i painted a tool box in tornado red ish

      need to bring some tools when we drive around in old vw's


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      12-02-2008 09:49 AM #51
      I drove past it... still there waiting for a stupid exhaust pipe...
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      12-16-2008 09:31 AM #52
      I replaced my leaky valve cover gasket. While I had her open I checked the torque specs on the bearing caps = (15 ft lbs on 10V 2.2L gas engine,for those without Bently)

      While the cover was off I sanded it down and did a paint scheme that came to mind. The black section is still the OG patina.

      I'm pretty sure it added 10hp.


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      12-16-2008 09:37 AM #53
      Quote, originally posted by the-vwjedi »
      I'm pretty sure it added 10hp.

      Yeah, right. Everyone knows the only way to add horsepower is with stickers and the biggest wing you can fit on the back....sheeesh. Doesn't anyone here belong to the Church of Diesel?

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      12-16-2008 10:04 AM #54


      hey, I've got stickers too.


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      12-17-2008 08:21 AM #55
      i did this :

      =/


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      12-17-2008 10:40 AM #56
      and this (still not finished 4 today)


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      12-18-2008 06:21 PM #57
      Put a blow off valve on her.
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      12-18-2008 10:37 PM #58
      4 snow tires installed, Toyo Observe G02 185-60-14 on MKII 8V GTI Bottlecaps.

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      01-02-2009 09:40 AM #59
      tryed to get it to run properly

      now im stuck.. car only runs when warm and on 4cyl. the clutch is f**ked and i need to take out the gear box tomorrow =(


    25. 01-03-2009 10:39 PM #60
      Not today but within the last week... Replaced the fuel filter, air filter, emergency brake cables, sandblasted and powdercoated the tb cover, valve cover, block breather tube, and the rails for the valve cover.

      I wish I had a before picture to compare, but everything was rusty as hell and now it's all new (got the new stuff at the JY) and fresh satin black! It's going to llok good all back together.

      Unfortunately I broke my injector puller tool trying to get injector #3 out. Injector #1 left the tip shroud inside and I can't get it out! These stupid injectors are KILLING ME. I took the lines and injectors out of a 5000 at the JY with a flathead screwdriver; they came out no problem on that car.

      I'm trying to give the car the love it deserves but it's fighting me every step of the way!


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      01-05-2009 07:24 AM #61
      drifted her in the snow =D

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      01-05-2009 01:04 PM #62
      I drove mine to work... some (insert bad words here) parked over the line into my assigned space. So I had to squeeze in and could barely get out of the car. Added a new ding to the offender's truck with my door.

      No reason they had to park poorly either, there were no cars in any adjoning spaces and the lines were just painted this summer.

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      01-05-2009 01:23 PM #63
      I prefer krazy glue in the driver door lock. Not that I would ever advocate that kind of petty, childish behavior.
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      01-09-2009 09:14 AM #64
      water would work this time of year (and less permanent)

      Any how on topic, I went and visited my Q, it's in the shop again. Final drive is whining loudly. tried an oil flush(with more redline D4 ATF) no good, so it's going to get a heavier weight dino gear oil today, since we found no signs of mixing.

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    30. 01-09-2009 11:45 AM #65
      Last night I tried again to remove the exhaust manifold and downpipe.
      1 bolt broke off and 3 were missing nuts or loose!

      I managed to get the starter out but haven't been able to get to all the exhaust manifold or DP bolts yet.

      Some of my new parts arrived - lower injector inserts and o-rings, new exh man studs etc.


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      01-11-2009 06:25 AM #66
      Last weekend i put a new headgasket,timing belt,water pump,low temperature thermostat and new vc gasket on my Passat, runs smooth now.

    32. 01-11-2009 11:33 PM #67
      FINALLY got the dp off tonight. What a crappy job that was.

      But better than removing the exhaust manifold - still haven't gotten it off yet. Have to get the engine mount out of the way first and I know those allen head bolts are just dying to strip out on me.

      The dp is in great shape except for the flange - and the flange doesn't come off. I'm going to have to see if it's too rusty to go back on the car. Same thing with the cat.


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      01-15-2009 12:02 PM #68
      made it start in sub zero temperatures. kicked over fine, made some nasty noises for a few seconds but it ran none the less. CIS-e is nice when it works.
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      01-15-2009 04:10 PM #69
      I thought about all the work I could be doing to both of my Quantums if I only had a garage...
      I think it's time I rented one.
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    35. 01-15-2009 08:59 PM #70
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      made it start in sub zero temperatures. kicked over fine, made some nasty noises for a few seconds but it ran none the less. CIS-e is nice when it works.

      tried to start mine today at -5 degrees...no dice


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