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    Thread: DarkSideGTI Big Turbo Build Round 2

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      04-24-2011 09:57 AM #251
      the build is coming along nicely man, keep it up

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      04-25-2011 01:44 AM #252
      This wire goes to the fan control module. I will be cutting the burnt section and splicing it back together.


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      04-25-2011 10:19 AM #253
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      This wire goes to the fan control module. I will be cutting the burnt section and splicing it back together.
      ouch, I remember someone mentioning that this happens from time to time and its sometimes related to the fans failing.


      is the color of your valve cover changing when you look at it at different angles or is it just dirty and p-shopped to something different like on the first pics?

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      04-25-2011 10:57 AM #254
      Quote Originally Posted by huichox4 View Post
      ouch, I remember someone mentioning that this happens from time to time and its sometimes related to the fans failing.


      is the color of your valve cover changing when you look at it at different angles or is it just dirty and p-shopped to something different like on the first pics?
      It has painters tape on it to protect it.

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      04-25-2011 11:03 AM #255
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      It has painters tape on it to protect it.
      of course

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      04-25-2011 11:20 AM #256
      Nice pics, looking forward to seeing more updates.

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      04-25-2011 11:38 AM #257
      You are not painting, or even cleaning, your timing chain covers?

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      04-25-2011 12:01 PM #258
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesO View Post
      You are not painting, or even cleaning, your timing chain covers?
      I cleaned it, but will probably do some more cleaning. I am not painting it though. I am going to paint my trans black this week though.

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      04-25-2011 08:27 PM #259
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      I cleaned it, but will probably do some more cleaning. I am not painting it though. I am going to paint my trans black this week though.
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      04-26-2011 04:50 PM #260
      nice work! that loom work would do my head (reminds me I need to tackle mine soon!) this is going to look crazy sweet!

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      04-26-2011 04:53 PM #261
      Ordered some new wheels today. 18x9.5 x4.

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      04-26-2011 07:51 PM #262
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Ordered some new wheels today. 18x9.5 x4.
      nice man ... cant wait to see this car back together

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      04-27-2011 07:51 AM #263
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Ordered some new wheels today. 18x9.5 x4.
      Yo what did you order?

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      04-27-2011 11:21 AM #264
      Quote Originally Posted by BIG DUB View Post
      Yo what did you order?
      not yet. I can say I have never seen them on a vw in 18x9.5 all around, actually never seen them in this size on any car.

      the offsets are really similar to fouck's car. I am a little worried about slamming the car on them. It might not look right.



      I went to put my ABS module in last night and stupid me put all the wires through the frame rail right where the module goes. I am going to try to slit the hole back a bit farther so I can push the wires below the module so everything is nice and hidden.

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      04-29-2011 11:25 AM #265
      So the wiring is pretty much wrapped up, literally. I got the ABS module back in the car last night and the wires are all ran to their locations. The battery fuse box is now inside the cabin instead of the engine bay. I did run into one issue that was a bit odd. The black box on the frame rail(fan control module)? Had a plug on it which had a straggler wire that was cut and for the life of me I could not find the other end. I thought I was going to have to rip into the harness to try and find the other end. I found a wiring diagram online and saw that this particular wire goes from that plug to the after run coolant pump. Sure enough there is a red/black wire coming out of the coolant pump plug. At least I only need to unwrap that part of the harness to find the wire I am looking for.

      this weekend I am going to:

      • clean up all the wiring and make sure it is out of sight.
      • make sure all holes I cut have proper gromets on them as to not rub through the wires.
      • Install the rad support and start putting together the cooling system.
      • Run my new fuel lines to the fuel rail.
      • Install downpipe and plumb the turbo.
      • Paint transmission black.



      Does anyone happen to know the exact sizes for all the motor mount bolts?

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      04-29-2011 11:30 AM #266
      Good progress man

      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post

      Does anyone happen to know the exact sizes for all the motor mount bolts?
      you could try VF website or give them a call. .... or do you mean stock bolts?

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      04-29-2011 11:32 AM #267
      Quote Originally Posted by huichox4 View Post
      Good progress man



      you could try VF website or give them a call. .... or do you mean stock bolts?
      Tried their website, they sell them but do not list the size. I am pretty sure they are M12, but don't know the lengths. I can take them out and measure, but was hoping someone would know.

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      04-29-2011 11:43 AM #268
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Tried their website, they sell them but do not list the size. I am pretty sure they are M12, but don't know the lengths. I can take them out and measure, but was hoping someone would know.
      I remember there was a pdf with all the VF mounts info like dimensions, off all three mounts and bolts but it was about 4 years since I have come across that.

      maybe someone else is of better help.

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      04-29-2011 01:15 PM #269
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Tried their website, they sell them but do not list the size. I am pretty sure they are M12, but don't know the lengths. I can take them out and measure, but was hoping someone would know.
      they are actually a funky pitch if i remember...i just took my bolts to a Fastenal branch and had them size it and bought a few from them...they usually will only sell a bag, but i told them i worked at a place i knew had an account and the guy gave me 6 of them....

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      04-29-2011 01:46 PM #270
      I am going to order some stuff from McMaster just need the sizes.

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      04-29-2011 02:24 PM #271
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      I am going to order some stuff from McMaster just need the sizes.
      hit up lowes or home depot and see if you can match the treads in the hardware dept. or if you know a good shop, they typically have thread guages

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      04-29-2011 04:09 PM #272
      Has anyone seen any creative ways to mount a battery cut off switch? I want to put my battery in my hatch area, but my local drag strip requires an external cutoff switch if we have the battery inside the car. I was thinking about putting it under the license plate and having a hinge on the plate I could flip up.

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      04-29-2011 04:39 PM #273
      Might want to check to see if it has to be visible or not.
      *Insert old signature here.

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      04-29-2011 04:55 PM #274
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Has anyone seen any creative ways to mount a battery cut off switch? I want to put my battery in my hatch area, but my local drag strip requires an external cutoff switch if we have the battery inside the car. I was thinking about putting it under the license plate and having a hinge on the plate I could flip up.
      Quote Originally Posted by supermega1 View Post
      Might want to check to see if it has to be visible or not.
      rear wiper delete. solves both.
      either that, or run a single out exhaust and put it in the other cutout in the bumper.
      or an aerial antenna delete.
      or behind the fuel filler door.
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      04-29-2011 06:47 PM #275
      check out the nhra link for the rules, and int here they list a cool way to run the battery switch if you have a steet car, i'm gonna set mine up the same way when i eventually move my battery to the rear.

      http://www.nhraonline.com/contacts/tech_faq.html

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