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    Thread: What did you do to your Quantum today?

    1. Member eurowner's Avatar
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      01-15-2009 11:39 PM #71
      Drove it from Salida, to DIA, to Golden, over to Elizabeth, to Florissant and back to Salida.

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      01-16-2009 12:32 AM #72
      Quote, originally posted by eurowner »
      Drove it from Salida, to DIA, to Golden, over to Elizabeth, to Florissant and back to Salida.

      Showoff
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    3. 01-16-2009 12:44 AM #73
      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »
      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.


      My garage is too cold to work in this week!


    4. 01-16-2009 10:45 AM #74
      Quote, originally posted by 53Bicycles »

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


      didn't start this morning at -27 either
      contemplating putting it up for grabs soon, I'm in northern NH if anyone is interested.

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      01-16-2009 11:59 AM #75
      -18 started fine, though if it gets much colder the battery may become an issue. figured out the funny noise, power steering pump is unhappy when it's cold. took a mile or so before it worked. must be thick fluid and an old pump...

      forgot the one.


      Modified by InSaNeBoY at 11:03 AM 1-16-2009

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      01-17-2009 12:25 PM #76
      installed new city lights
      cool blue in the main lights and orange in the inner lights =D looks angry



    7. 01-18-2009 01:26 AM #77
      Looks good! You are making me jealous with the turns in the bumper.

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      01-18-2009 06:54 AM #78
      Pulled the battery and put it on the charger in the garage.

      I haven't started it in weeks since discovering the injection pump is leaking fuel from somewhere.


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      01-18-2009 03:14 PM #79
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris »
      I haven't started it in weeks since discovering the injection pump is leaking fuel from somewhere.

      Ah, diesel--the cause of and solution to so many of life's problems.

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      01-18-2009 10:55 PM #80
      moved it so I could clear that section of the driveway... 12" of snow, no problem.





      Modified by InSaNeBoY at 9:56 PM 1-18-2009

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    11. 01-19-2009 08:20 PM #81
      finaly got above 15 degrees this morning, so it got started with a jump, let it run for half hour and drove to work. hooray!
      also pulled out of a spot like pictured above ^ we got about a foot in Campton NH --> syncro FTW!

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      01-19-2009 09:56 PM #82
      Mine didb't start Sunday without a jump from the passat.


      Temp wuz about +28 that night.


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      01-19-2009 10:30 PM #83
      Put a charged battery in the TD and cranked it up. Ran it a bit then moved it to a different spot in the lot at work so as not to attract unnecessary attention to it being there full time...and with expired Maine plates to boot! Gotta get it ready to sell so I can make room for the new QSW!
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      01-20-2009 10:52 PM #84
      Drove the QSW from Salida to Colorado Springs an back, about 250+ miles.

    15. 01-23-2009 01:23 AM #85
      FINALLY got to take the head off tonight. That allowed me to get at the last two nuts that hold on the exhaust manifold, and get the manifold off.

      What a PITA!

      This car is NOT as easy to work on as the transverse engines.


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      01-23-2009 11:06 AM #86
      got the engine tuned=) so now i feel that i got 136hp not 75hp =P
      and now its out in the garage to fix my front light =/
      its -9 ºc =P
      tomorow i'm bying a 2,3 20v 7a audi for 215 dollars
      were shal i put that engine ? 170hp =D


      Modified by DevilDuck at 2:08 PM 1-23-2009

    17. 01-23-2009 04:01 PM #87
      Put it in the back - then you can have 300hp and lose the center driveshaft!

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      01-23-2009 05:02 PM #88
      and why can i not have over 300hp with the engine up front ?

    19. 01-24-2009 12:52 AM #89
      I like the way you're talking, but why stop there?

      How about 2 engines and better weight distribution?


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      01-30-2009 11:41 AM #90
      better weight distribution? and more weight ? no i got a track car so i dont need all that power but i do like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzeAE9YkreI i love 10vt

      the 10v is more right for the old passat


      Modified by DevilDuck at 2:42 PM 1-30-2009


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      01-30-2009 12:35 PM #91
      Yesterday morning drove to the ski hill with 3 buddies, to go Cat Skiing, drifted around the parking lot for a while then got reprimanded by the owner of ski hill......

    22. 02-03-2009 11:14 AM #92
      Finished up some powdercoating last night, got the PS brackets coated. Got the intake manifold and TB sandblasted. The exhaust manifold is soaking in phosphoric acid before painting.

      Luckily the keeps me warm out in the garage for hours at a time.

      Then I can start putting it all back together; hopefully before all the snow leaves us.


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      02-03-2009 12:18 PM #93
      I NEED a garage!!!! I did nothing on the beautiful day that was Sunday because I was trying to poison my liver just a little more.
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      02-05-2009 10:12 PM #94
      I took the radio out... than started it. runs great, too bad the trans sucks.
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    25. 02-05-2009 10:14 PM #95
      posted a FS ad on syncronized

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      02-05-2009 10:36 PM #96
      Quote, originally posted by 53Bicycles »
      posted a FS ad on syncronized

      I'll trade ya

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      02-06-2009 12:59 AM #97
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »

      I'll trade ya

      Link?


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      02-06-2009 01:35 AM #98
      Drove to Leadville and back, averaging 65 mph

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      02-06-2009 11:20 AM #99
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris »

      Link?

      in the for sale section.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4226874

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      02-07-2009 04:18 PM #100
      I opened the hatch and threw the new OEM muffler in there and closed it again. It's warm today, but wet and windy. I will say it again....I NEED a garage!
      Oh, and I also pulled the 1.8T engine out of the back seat of my Audi 4000s...it was only there for about 2 months while I made room for it and found a hoist and got off my duff. Glad I didn't run into anyone and have it crush me in the meantime. Don't try this at home, kids. I referenced that becaus eit's the engine that will inhabit my 82 Coupe sometime *this year?*....Maybe next year...

      ANd it wouldn't fit in the trunk due to the turbo....otherwise it would have eased right into the cavernous trunk and only crushed the gas tank in an accident...no biggy.


      Modified by JohnBarleyCorn at 3:19 PM 2-7-2009

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      02-07-2009 05:15 PM #101
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »

      in the for sale section.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4226874

      Ugh...too far away


      In mine, last night I ran about 2 quarts of ATF through it in attempts to buy some time with the leaky seals.


      Modified by DubbinChris at 4:21 PM 2-7-2009


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      02-07-2009 09:04 PM #102
      I drove about 500miles on mine before the leak showed its self. so grab a few gallons of ATF and drive it back to Ohio

      wonder if it was the redline I put in...

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      02-08-2009 01:47 PM #103
      I went out and worked on the turbodiesel wagon for a short time today. Removed the passenger sid etie rod end nut that was stripped. I still don't understand the deign of those freaking things. Horrible. I almost always end up cutting the nut off. And then trying to get the tie rod end itself off the tie rod...sheesh. At least my new replacements are tapped for allen wrenches/ibts to hold hte shaft in place while removing the nut. I don't plan on taking them off again while I won the car. Next up is swapping in the good strut assembly with new wheel bearing and then the new brake calipers. Bleed the brakes, put on the new tie rod ends and ball joints, install the new muffler, then drive drive drive.
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      02-09-2009 10:20 PM #104
      took pictures of it... details of all the bad spots, hopefully it means it'll find a good home.
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      02-09-2009 11:42 PM #105
      Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY »
      took pictures of it... details of all the bad spots, hopefully it means it'll find a good home.

      If this gets worked out...it WILL have a good loving home.


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