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    1. Member Snitches Get Stitches's Avatar
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      06-26-2011 02:39 PM #101
      Car is on the ground. Brakes are bled, after numerous headaches with the powdercoat. Warning to anyone looking to powdercoat your stock calipers....tape it all up yourself, and only coat areas that people will see. My coater must have went nuts and put ten coats on my calipers. The brake lines must have been on and off the calipers twenty times each. Extra headaches, but here is to hoping it works out.















      Next weekend we finalize turbo coolant lines. The plan is to drill an extra block i have to make sure we can tap for a coolant line right by the turbo. Plan is to feed from the crack pipe around block to turbo and back to the backside of the block. The matching bosses are on the backside of the block below the turbo, so this should be relatively simple. Lets see what the powdercoated block has to say about this. Then we can concentrate on mating the trans and motor, in an effort to get the drivetrain in my chasis. Moving right along!!
      Lots more to come...

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      06-28-2011 09:37 AM #102
      Car looks great! Do you mind if I ask how much NLS charged to rebuild the trans?

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      06-28-2011 02:33 PM #103
      I believe i paid between $3-400 for a basic rebuild...including replacing 2nd and 3rd gear synchros. This was over a year ago, and was completely unneccessary. I was having nightmares of blowing up my trans right after we decided to build the block.
      Give Josh a call for up-to-date pricing. I only have great things to say about NLS.

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      06-28-2011 06:43 PM #104
      Can't remember if you covered this or not.. but who are you going with for tuning?

      I'll be throwing a set of 272 cams in my car in the next few weeks, and was wanting to head the UM route.
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      06-28-2011 07:13 PM #105
      Currently, my OEM ecu has custom C2 software, matched to 550cc injectors on the R fuel rail.
      C2 has been fantastic to work with, and my personal opinion is their customer service has been one of the best experiences of the entire parts purchasing journey. To date, my ecu has been sent back to Chris @ C2 on four seperate occassions, including initial purchase. Chris even emailed me periodically of upgrades his new tuner has made to their R32 turbo software.
      Originally, i had purchased 440cc injectors with my original software. C2 was able to purchase my injectors for the price of software change and got me the current 550cc injectors with needed pigtail harnesses. Great company to deal with, and i will have more great things to say after start-up.

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      06-29-2011 12:21 AM #106
      Just to add, my software is based on the R32 turbo software, C2 has available. This is due to the R head and fuel rail. This software is loaded on a 2.8l 24valve ecu. The ecu is set to match the 80mm TB, TT 264/260 cams, 2.9l bottom end, 8:5:1 JE pistons, 550cc injector, with 8200rpm redline.
      I plan on saying in touch with Chris, and maybe improving on the tune in the future.

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      06-29-2011 10:44 PM #107
      VIDEO!!! I want to hear that 8200 rpm so bad haha!
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      06-29-2011 11:35 PM #108
      Oh, me too!!! Gt3582r T4 at 8000rpm must sound like a jet engine. I can't wait to break her in. I am hoping for DD reliability with the power levels of most high-end p-cars. Gonna try to suprise a few folks in August, but for now we still got a bunch of work left.

      I know some folks look at this build and wonder why i would not choose some standalone (i.e. Lugtronics); however for me and this chasis, i need to be able to pass NJ state inspections/emissions without issue. I look forward to trying to max out the OEM maf, ecu, etc. Before switching the block to an S4 chasis in a couple years, i would like to upgrade to the Pro-maf set-up with 980cc injectors or something equally sadistic. In the future, i also want to purchase a billet wheel'd GT 40/42 that fits within the T4 frame already in place. That is down-the-road dreams. For now, we can concentrate on what this GT35 can do.
      Thanks for the kind words and comments. Keep 'em coming.
      More to come!?!

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      07-01-2011 02:34 PM #109
      So....took the VF mounts apart to clean up the hardware and found the inner bushings to be toasted.



      So who knows how much replacement bushings for the VF engine and transmission mounts cost? Anyone know a supplier i can contact to grab these before next weekend?
      I have brand new 034 motorsports Track Density mounts that i am choosing not to use(other than the dogbone mount) after reading through the "034 mounts" thread.
      Please help

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      07-01-2011 03:05 PM #110
      VF supply the spare parts IIRC...
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      07-01-2011 04:57 PM #111
      Yup...just got off the phone with them replacement bushings for both engine and trans mounts are only $40 + shipping. I think that is cheaper than replacing the VF dogbone mount-which doesnt last more than 15k miles. Wish i had the $$ for the DLI-Technique mounts, but refreshed VF should do the job.

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      07-01-2011 06:55 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by Snitches Get Stitches View Post
      I think that is cheaper than replacing the VF dogbone mount-which doesnt last more than 15k miles.
      Is only 15k miles your experience? I thought others had gotten good life out of them (but still, like the engine mounts, needed replacement at some point) ?
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      07-01-2011 07:34 PM #113
      I only got 15k out of the VF dogbone mounts bushings. At just over 15,000 miles after swapping the 24valve + O2M i got some harsh front-back banging and movement from dogbone mount. All hardware was in perfect working order but the furthest poly bushing was destroyed and the middle poly was badly mangled, with not much life left at all. I contacted VF back then, and was able to purchase the replacement dogbone bushings for $50 + or -. When we removed the stock block for this build, at 30-35k miles, the dogbone bushings were toast once again. The engine and trans mounts appeared just fine, but once taken apart, you can see the damage in the pic above. I truly loved the ride with the VF mounts, and will be using them now--refreshed--on this turbo monster.
      Let me add that VF was/is great to deal with, and was happy to get me new bushings with minimal cost/hassle.

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      07-01-2011 08:32 PM #114
      Thanks for the info Ive got a DLI Teknik and VF dogbone combo waiting to be installed so Im looking forward to the results
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      07-01-2011 09:12 PM #115
      I have read good things about the DLI mounts. I would love to try them down the road. I now know where mileage plays a factor on wear with the VF mounts, as well as what areas to check for splits, cracks, and deformation. We will see how turbo tourque effects what i have seen from the stock mileage i have done. If DLI was stateside and a little cheaper, i would love to grab a set. I am gonna try the 034 track density dogbone mount, and try to sell the 034 engine and trans mount. Thanks for posting up. Stay tuned for more work.
      Tommorrow we will be looking to drill the back side of my powdercoated block to tap for coolant to my turbo. Anyone have experience in tapping a VR block on the backside, to the lower right of the turbo? The other turbo coolant port will be plumbed from the "crack pipe", around the block and trans in braided stainless.
      I will post pictures of the area we will tap tommorrow.

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      Motor goes in next weekend!!;
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      07-04-2011 02:36 PM #117
      About time! Ha ha.

      Looks awesome man. When do you think the interior will be buttoned up and the car ready for a wash? Do you plan on keeping a full stock interior?
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      07-04-2011 03:18 PM #118
      The interior is actually pretty close to being buttoned up. All seats are in, my harness set-up is installed, all door panels and Focal speakers have been installed. The headunit can be plugged in and and operational in minutes. The amp will be mounted in the trunk in the stock monsoon location. There is some final wiring that needs to be completed in the interior, but that can all happen after the motor is in its new home. The battery needs to be final mounted in the trunk so we can finalize the electrical system. I swore I would not wash the car until after we break in the motor. I am thinking I will even leave my rusty winter steelies on for break-in; although the "rusty-hood" crowd would love to see the jetta in its current form with my 17 inch BBS RS on there. We will see what comes of it.
      The big pieces of the puzzle will be mounting the intercooler to the frame rail somehow. Everything else will come together around that. I also have to figure out where the "Godzilla" DV is gonna go. It is a biiiig boy. I will use the nice camera again this coming weekend to show how we use the "engine-swapping" tree.

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      07-09-2011 02:23 PM #119





      Motor and trans are out of the shed and mated together. All turbo lines are installed and tight. Tommorrow the chasis meets its drivetrain, and the real fun starts. More to come...

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      07-09-2011 03:10 PM #120
      Woot! Can't wait for videos! Did you build the head at all for high rev?


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      07-09-2011 03:21 PM #121
      Read the thread, Boss. It is an R32/Toureg head that has a port & polish, 5 angle valve job on stock valves, titanium retainers with dual valve springs from 034, and TT 264/260 cams. This motor will rev to 8200rpm and we are expecting to make power up there.

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      07-09-2011 04:58 PM #122
      Gunna sound amazing. Ccan't wait to hear it scream.
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      07-10-2011 12:20 PM #123



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      07-10-2011 02:18 PM #124
      Nice! Not a lot of room to spare in there from the looks of it, tight fit.
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      07-10-2011 02:24 PM #125
      Dogbone mount is not installed. Motor should sit a bit more upright once the third mount is in. Downpipe fits perfectly. I need to get hardware to mount up that wastegate flange to downpipe recirc. Now for all the hard parts. Gotta fit 4' turbo inlet plus the the intercooler. I have better pics of the bay to post up later.

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