Oh all right, cool man. Hopefully everything works out for you.
And are you sure you didn't copy my ass?? lol just kidding.. yeah i have to agree.. great minds think alike
I had my rears set at -3 before I swapped in the custom springs (I had the H&R's in there). So I'm guessing it's around -3.5 now?
No but I beat the *$% out of it! I need to properly cut it off.. I do rub on it though.. rubbed right through the wheel arch lining
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Well, its been a while since Ive been able to do anything! Not much has been able to get done on the motor. I tried ordering rods a few weeks ago, but two days after I placed my order, IE told me they were out and wouldnt have anything 6 to 8 weeks out.
Anyways, some quick things that have gone on!
-Received 42dd LEDs for DRLs
-Replacement wheel came to my front door! Finally!
-Installed Revo Technik boost gauge
-Got me some rubber TT floor mats! changed the whole feel of the interior!
-Also Bought me some upper strut mount bushings. If the weather turns out to be what they say it is, Ill be taking care of that tomorrow with pics to follow!
Ill hopefully be taking my block to a machine shop soon and I can hopefully get this ball rolling since it was been put on hold for a while!
Also... Im hoping this isnt fuel leaking from the injector on cylinder #4...Can anyone confirm? I havent had time to dig in yet, Ill probably check tomorrow while my suspension is apart
Well, thats it for now!
Hey thanks man!
I actually did do a little digging yesterday and found out that its actually my crankcase breather hose. didnt get to inspect the bulk of it, but Im going to assume the hose blew up.
Theres crap accumulated everywhere...
Theyre not very bright at all. At least not through the orange side markers. I also made sure I took the pics under an exposure equivalent to what youd see in person.
Last edited by Tempes_TT; 04-02-2012 at 08:08 PM.
Getting rid of those goofy reflectors and swapping out clear/smoked corners (or tinting out the factory ones to hide the amber color) really transforms the headlights! So worth doing. Hard to beat the bang-for-the-buck of that particular appearance mod.
With clear corners, switching to LED "bulbs" for the DRLs matches the color of the HIDs much better than the OEM halogens. It really cleans up the appearance a lot in my opinion. I suspect you'll be much happier with the look of your new LEDs once you're getting that clean white light coming through.
Welp. Got around to doing some work on the car this weekend and I baked my headlights and did some body work!
Started off by cleaning it up since the day turned out to be nearly perfect!
Then I moved on to baking headlights!
car under the knife!
Surprisingly, everything thus far went by rather smoothly. Didnt have a single issue, I was a happy man!
Headlights right before they went into the ovan
Pulled the reflectors off, used some bondo to fill the holes up, sanded, sprayed, sanded, sprayed and then another final coat.
Little test run the morning after and resprayed the rings.
I then moved on to test my hand at a little basic body work. First time ever messing with the stuff. Turned out well and it was quite easy.
Cost me about $20 for everything I needed. This stuff works great and dries fast!
The main areas I repaired...
Was it the most adequate, probably not...
Was it done properly, probably not...
Is this something you want to do on a windy day, absolutly not...
Was it the most effective, probably not...
But hey, did it work? Freak yes!
The final result of it all...
Ive decided that I dont want to spend too much money on trying to get this bumper looking perfect since Ill be using as my winter bumper when the time comes to get the other one.
It was quite a successful weekend, if I say so myself!
Well, small update. Ordered me some new front times. same size (225/40/18) Hankook ventus v4es's. Piece of poop bridgestones wore out on me already (driver side is my fault for lack of +camber correction.) Rears are only two months older then the fronts and they still have tons of tread left.
On the bright side, I did get a set of Scat rods (20mm) for a very low price. (Thanks to MKIIIvr28 )
Next on the list are new rotors (mine are getting very low) and for the motor, bearings and misc hardware (gaskets, head bolts etc...)
Now just to find a place to fully disassemble whats left of the block/head and get the poop machined and ready for assembly! (maybe I can convince my girlfriends parents to let me use their second garage )
Thats all for now!
Last edited by Tempes_TT; 04-11-2012 at 07:09 PM.
Well! I decided to take apart the bottom end and Its coming a long quite nicely! No problems thus far! Getting Closer and closer to machining time!
Heres some pics of the fun!
Cylinder walls looked pretty good. No major scoring of any sort that I could see. Made me happy
Inside the crank case...Bracket #3 was being dumb so I gave up for the night. It was getting late anyways... lol Maybe Ill give it another whirl tomorrow or Friday!
Pistons looked really good. Theyll look even better after a nice bath!
Some awesome oil pan grim!
Well, now that Im several steps closer to machining, maybe Ill start calling around and getting this set up and done! Once the block is disassembled, the head will come next!
Thats it for tonight!
Anyways, as far as the motor goes, just refreshing/getting new parts. Mainly rods and possibly pistons, we'll see. Heads going to stay stock. If I ever decide to do any headwork, itll go on an AEB head and bigish turbo. For now, Ill experiment with the F23 and see how far I can push it.
Well, I guess its about that time. Its been a year since Ive done any updates!
Well a lot has happened and changed in my personal life some for the good, some not so good. But we live to learn and make better!
Now that Ive been living the single life for a while, Ive been finding ways to preoccupy my time and finally put proper time into maintaining my TT. Just this last month I was able to finally get the majority of what I needed, to do a nice little refresher on the motor/engine bay, repair and replace some parts.
Where to begin...
Well I posted a while ago on how to kill pheasants with the front end of the TT! Heres the carnage up close...
Very glad it hit where it did, all things considered, as it could have either A) hit my wind shield and blown it up, or B) destroyed my head light...
AC condenser didnt do too well either, but again, all things considered, it could have been worse. Annoyingly enough though, it was the tiniest nick that decompressed my entire AC system!
Anyway, Heres what I came up with for a temporary fix, I just kind of pulled it all out..
A few months went by and unfortunately for the TT within a short period of time, lost coil pack on cylinder one (after changing spark plugs and realizing they weren't the problem )
Guess which plug came out of cyl 1
and replaced with some NGK platinums, stock gap.
and than I ran over a deer carcass on the way to work and pulled this number on my downpipe...
I figured after the abuse over the winter, it was about that time to put the TT down for a bit for some R&R. It was nearing 160k and I needed to address a few select items
So I tore down...
Some things I needed to address were....
Replace power steering pump
replace coil packs
replace spark plugs
and tons more that I figured Id fix while I was in there.
Started off by doing a complete emissions delete (though I left the catch can set up for another time) sorry for the cell pic
Than replaced my really ghetto setup of a vac line to my boost gauge which was kinked in several places apparently...
replaced my super duper leaky PS pump with one nearly new that I sourced out for $20
replaced one of my cracked/leaky vac lines (this one was the crank case to manifold line)
Replaced my dip stick funnel as I most assuredly tore mine apart doing N249/SAI delete
Got a new overflow ball as this one clearly has seen better days and was full of gunk at the bottome...
Got my hands on some VF motor/tranny mounts for $100
and then it was on to replacing my serp belt and tensioner and of course the timing belt job!
This was probably one of the most satisfying moments during the entire time the TT was down!
after counting, recounting, and recounting 68, I was ready to pull the pin!
Once that went on, I took a break from the mechanical parts, and tried my hand and the art of plastic welding. Please dont rail my attempt as its mainly to just keep the poor bumper together, not trying to make this cover look like new... too much damage already done to it to do that...
Anyway, I started by removing the filler plate and the stupid license plate holder and got sanding and filling the holes.
I than got the idea to remove a chunk of already painted plastic behind the filler plate to act as 'filler' to cover up the areas that I had lost of the bumper when I hit the pheasant.
This is what it looked like from the inside. Very messy job on my part, but it holds very well and thats all I really cared about, besides, no one will see the inside of it!
I was finally ready to put stuff together!
And then it went on for a test fit!
While the wheels were off, I decided to repalace the very low quality hubcentric rings supplied by Raderwerks and replaced them with some billet aluminium rings
This were finally starting to get together though at this point I was waiting on the mail man for some bolts for the tranny mount, oil drain plug, dipstick funnel, and PS pump reservoir...
A week and a half after my order was placed, I received the goods!
And the finished product!
Idles beautifully and runs great!
oh, and I also caved and ended up purchasing an 93oct tune by APR second hand for rather cheap... So its been a blast the last couple days as I havent even had the TT on the road for a whole week yet!!
Final list of what was ultimately done
-Timing Belt + all components
-Serpentine Belt + tensioner
-Replaced power steering pump
-Replaced several vacuum hoses
-Replaced manifold to crank case breather hose
-Replaced coolant overflow ball
-Replaced power steering reservoir
-New dipstick funnel
-VF motor/tranny mounts
-Open air cone intake
Thats it for now I guess!
Last edited by Tempes_TT; 06-19-2013 at 12:33 AM.