Haven't said hey in a while so.."Haaiii " for any newcomers, welcome.
here's an update of the GTI lol..
definitely need a new starter and an alternator..gotta check all the pistons and see what exactly is getting too hot and expanding to the point where she doesnt want to run properly.
flywheel chatter and cam shaft issues most likely too..
dolla dolla bills ya'll
I'm a girl and LOVE my mk4 Jetta gls! It's so cute and perfect. I do my own work on it. I put the Wolfsburg edition tires on them and painted them black except the lip and red calipers. I put a euroswitch plus fogs, a pink sticker that says dubchick in the back, lip spoiler, pink license plates, and black stripes across back lights and have eyelids in the front. I love all the luxury options I have! Such a fun hot car!
I'm on the search for some really awsome custom paint. It's sort of a complex motif. I have a Candy White Golf R and I want a ghosted scene of Japanese Cherry Blossoms being blown from their branches, but I want it all ghosted in a pearl white paint with some subtle shadowing. Anyone know someone good enough to tackle that project? Has to be within 50 miles of Silicon Valley.
You've been a very bad bunny!
Last edited by GliGirlDriver; 05-18-2012 at 11:05 AM.
You've been a very bad bunny!
just bought an engine yesterday for her.
not even a year ago I had a friend who works on cars do my timing, new head and all new valves and just a couple weeks ago my car just died on the way to work. Usually you know whwn your car feels off or is acting funny..but there was no sign at all so I was completely lost when it died lol.
Basically she was starting and running for about a mile or so until she would reach very high temperature inside the engine and shut off when it should've only been at normal temp. Then once she's off and cools down, you can start her back up and drive until she reaches that temp again. I'm hoping that my friend that did work not quite a year ago actually centered the head and everything b.c thats pretty d@mn important and if it were off even a little bit that could be why she was overheating and had something expanding insude the engine..but he wont return my calls or texts so I dont know. Lame.
Brought it to a second shop that I was referred to by Ian at DTM for a second opinion and they confirmed I need an engine, don't need a starter though.
Picked up the engine yesterday and had my car towed again lol Sucks cuz I had just hit 90k and I've kept up with ALL the maintenence and cleaning.
It was acting funny a couple months ago which turned out to be the coilpacks but those were recalled so I didn't have to pay anything..I thought after that I'd be in the clear and not have to deal with this crap
I'll keep updates in here for sure, these past 6 months have been hell for my car..and hell for me since I can't drive her..but she'll be back in no time..and if anything major goes wrong where it shouldn't be, then I'll part out and/or trade or something..thought it'd be nice having a car that paid off but nope, putting twice as much into services and parts.
I Need A Beer
^^B.c every other possible thing was checked and was fine..it shows up engine too lean and a couple of other codes that are engine mechanical. Something is expanding and getting way too hot inside the engine causing everything to stop once it reaches normal temp and that when the engine reaches a too high temp and siezes up and shuts off.
.. new head gasket b.c my timing went.
because my timing went and the head was warped and all the pistons n sh!t were bent
Last edited by GliGirlDriver; 05-24-2012 at 11:35 AM.
^^its not simple overheating..not like you pull over b.c your car is smoking and the temp guage is too hott ya know, I wish it were lol
something actually siezes up and exands inside the engine to the point where the car will not run anymore..tested the battery, alternator and everything that it could have been and those are all 100% fine.
^^ oh no its fine lol..I don't read that much into crap..
They did, that's actually how they came to the conclusion by taking the head off and running it n' seeing at what point it dies.
and it was only $60 for me to get that second opinion on a new engine confirmation and I don't need to pay labor to put the one I got in.
Yea..its an 05, I bought the car in 09 with only 42k on it..and I did ask them about the timing and they said it had not been done by the previous owner..42k isnt too high anyway at that time..
but I was pissed b.c I actually already had been planning on doing the timing the week I was gonna hit 80k.. got the timing kit and everything and that very same week it decided to slip like clockwork right as I hit 80k.
I was less than happy lol I'll definitely keep posting up with progress and once she's out of surgery do a nice wash n wax and post some pics. You don't realize how much you miss something til its gone..
Last edited by GliGirlDriver; 05-24-2012 at 12:00 PM.
gotta love the small fart that turns into a messy sh!t
some things I just don't get lol..my mom came to my house last year and said "My car sounds funny.." I told her it was her timing and she said "What's that".. She had never had that serviced since she bought the car and at that moment she had 153k on it, yet my gti wants to give me hell at 80k..
I'm still not sure why you had to replace the whole motor? I could understand if when the piston contacted the valve replacing the pistons and a new head, there is physically no way to remove a head and run an engine... Knock sensors, clogged cat and other such small things like that would cause you car to run to lean ect, 1500$ is cheap for a longblock though... Just for a peace of mind do the wp, timing, ect so you are sure not to go through it again
Yea a friend referred me to them since he gets all of his parts for DTM from Force 5 Auto..they wanted $1650 but I got em to do $1500..so not too bad
Last edited by GliGirlDriver; 05-24-2012 at 12:48 PM.