im finishing sanding my front fenders for a second prime coat. I installed more lights in my garage
finished the non-repair prep, which is to say, sanded, cleaned and primed the rest of the car except for the dent. waiting to hear back from buddy on when i get my hammer kit and gun back.
Couldn't resist the urge to drive it any longer so fired it up and drove around the neighborhood a bit, then reparked it and threw the cover over it in case anyone called the cops on me.
started pulling the wiring out of the rabbit will be done tomorrow also took a lot of the old insulation out and will be doing dynomat instead to try and get rid of the road noise!
2001 Vw Jetta Wolfsburg 1.8T (Low Low daily )
1981 Bmw M535i (resto project)
Dirty South Euro's
mounted headliner in the caddy that i redid to match the green EA carpet and seats. Ok fit for my first attempt at a headliner, but it's not a show vehicle, so I'm happy
still need to mount the interior light and such.
i don't have a press, so it cost me $40 to get both front wheel bearings pressed out.
had the bunny over a year and i've already replaced way more stuff than i even thought i could, and today i just payed a mechanic for the first time .
the kicker is he want's $40 more to press the new stuff back together.
one day i will have a press
edit: i shoped around, the other shop wanted $75 just to press um apart
"Exactly! You should have to wear that badge of dishonor like a scarlet letter. A big 'A' for adulterating this forum with your mk4 filth lol."
i've taken spindles with my new bearings to shops before and they'd charge me like $30 or so to press my old bearings out and my new bearings in...hell i think even a dealer would do it for like around $40-$60 for the whole shooting match...it takes less than half an hour to knock it out.
sold minty. already found a new replacement.
Got my gti running again, with cleaned out injectors, new o-rings, every gasket except head, block flush, rad flush, new water pump, regrounded all bay grounds.
I also made a sweet side exhaust, and a cool "ram air" all this past weekend.
"OEM as f*ck"
fixed a major boost leak a few days ago
broke a clamp at my friend's house (friend with a compressor for leak testing) and had to get creative with 6 small worm gear clamps strung together
it held long enough to get me home
yesterday my hard steel diesel injection line for the #3 cylinder sprung a pinhole in traffic
i decided to have to towed home, i didn't feel like putting out an engine fire
picking up a new set today
Finished up the partial overhaul of the 010 automatic gearbox I'm swapping in .