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      05-27-2011 06:12 PM #106
      I took the first step lastnight. Removing the black fabriclike hoodliner and the rubber trim off the front of the hood.

      Engine much more audible.
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      05-27-2011 07:04 PM #107

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      06-05-2011 09:33 AM #108
      Been receiving a lot of PMs about the dipstick:

      -- The dipstick is just the OEM dipstick... basically just scuff it and spray it with a spray paint of your choice. It can also be PlastiDipped.

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      06-05-2011 09:42 AM #109
      Plastidip?

      Never heard of it.

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      06-05-2011 09:58 AM #110
      on the rabbit there are all these brackets holding sensors and wires that are that ugly gray color, so I took the most visible ones first and wrinkle coated them pics to come in an hour
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      06-05-2011 10:00 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion1 View Post
      Plastidip?

      Never heard of it.
      Plastidip was given to us from Narnia. Its rubber paint, that you can peel off, tho I'm sure your just being smart
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      06-05-2011 10:06 AM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      tho I'm sure your just being smart
      Nope.

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      06-05-2011 10:33 AM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion1 View Post
      Plastidip?

      Never heard of it.
      Shut up.

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      06-05-2011 10:50 AM #114


      Sent from the bowels of Long Cat.

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      06-05-2011 10:57 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion1 View Post
      Check your PM.

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      06-07-2011 10:02 AM #116
      Made a little bit of progress this morning...

      Going to run it by MoWsE and see what he thinks...

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      06-07-2011 12:38 PM #117
      Great write-up!

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      06-07-2011 01:23 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@watercooledind View Post
      Great write-up!
      Indeed
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      06-07-2011 02:26 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Made a little bit of progress this morning...

      Going to run it by MoWsE and see what he thinks...
      See what I think? My opinion matters?

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      06-07-2011 02:57 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      See what I think? My opinion matters?


      Don't have any before shots, but I tucked that harness with three connectors on it. The way I re-routed it makes me iffy, but it'll suffice.

      If you look closely, you can see the silver piece where there used to be a little metal bracket.

      I was going to ask your opinion because doing this leaves no slack at all in the harness.

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      06-07-2011 03:19 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post


      Don't have any before shots, but I tucked that harness with three connectors on it. The way I re-routed it makes me iffy, but it'll suffice.

      If you look closely, you can see the silver piece where there used to be a little metal bracket.

      I was going to ask your opinion because doing this leaves no slack at all in the harness.
      Looks good! I was going to work on doing this here soon, figure what better time to tear stuff like this apart than when she's in the shop and already torn apart... Doing my S6 light as well, since the front is already off...

      Is there any stress on the harness during driving? That's the only issue I could see you having really... Mainly from engine movement, etc... I'll start ripping into mine tonight, I'll let you know what I figure out and come up with...

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      06-07-2011 04:13 PM #122
      Here's a before shot...



      Much, much better.

      It's just resting underneath the throttle body... don't think there is enough movement to do any damage to the wires.

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      06-09-2011 01:38 PM #123
      Started working on the back and right side yesterday... You're right, that harness really doesn't have much room... But we checked it out and everything seems ok, gonna hopefully finish it up tonight...

      BTW, driving out car with no hood on is crazy loud, LOL!

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      06-09-2011 01:42 PM #124
      very nice

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      06-09-2011 01:50 PM #125
      What's a good way to clean the actual engine block? Lightly damp cloth with regular soap/water?
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      06-09-2011 01:51 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Started working on the back and right side yesterday... You're right, that harness really doesn't have much room... But we checked it out and everything seems ok, gonna hopefully finish it up tonight...

      BTW, driving out car with no hood on is crazy loud, LOL!
      LOL. Doing work with the hood off.

      ** The piece on the upper left corner of the intake manifold... did you have to detach that to tuck that harness?

      I had to take mine off the clip.

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      06-09-2011 01:51 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      What's a good way to clean the actual engine block? Lightly damp cloth with regular soap/water?
      Water and/or Simple Green.

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      06-09-2011 01:53 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Water and/or Simple Green.
      thx.
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      06-09-2011 01:54 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      What's a good way to clean the actual engine block? Lightly damp cloth with regular soap/water?
      Brillo pad with degreaser when engine is cold of course.






      Then youll want to grab a dremel, with wire brush, rough polish the gray area's and then use marine clean. Then you will want to get some sand paper and go to work on polishing that baby up

      Haha see what I did there!
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      06-09-2011 02:01 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Brillo pad with degreaser when engine is cold of course.






      Then youll want to grab a dremel, with wire brush, rough polish the gray area's and then use marine clean. Then you will want to get some sand paper and go to work on polishing that baby up

      Haha see what I did there!
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      06-09-2011 02:01 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      LOL. Doing work with the hood off.

      ** The piece on the upper left corner of the intake manifold... did you have to detach that to tuck that harness?

      I had to take mine off the clip.
      Well technically I was actually driving it with the hood off, no front bumper and no drivers side fender It's in the shop getting work done and all that stuff repainted, so it was all off...

      If I remember correctly, we did have to detach it... There were a couple sets of hands in there working on moving stuff, LOL!

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      06-09-2011 02:05 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      I polished the head and timing chain cover anyways not the black block of course
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      06-09-2011 02:18 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      I polished the head and timing chain cover anyways not the black block of course
      Pics?

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      06-09-2011 02:22 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      If I remember correctly, we did have to detach it... There were a couple sets of hands in there working on moving stuff, LOL!
      Nice! I need to get my whole front resprayed this winter.

      ... and yup. I cut my thumb all up in the process.

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      06-09-2011 02:51 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Pics?
      Ill try an get a distinguished pic with this phone. I got lazy on polishing it so it dulled out a little from the heat but you can tell its been done

      Here I tried!lol

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      06-09-2011 04:51 PM #136
      PSU great looking bay! Well played sir, well played!

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      06-09-2011 06:24 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by 20AEgti-MK5R View Post
      PSU great looking bay! Well played sir, well played!
      Thanks.

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      06-09-2011 06:46 PM #138
      after seeing this i also removed my insulation and rubber strip. looks alot cleaner

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      06-09-2011 08:57 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by fahrenheit62 View Post
      after seeing this i also removed my insulation and rubber strip. looks alot cleaner
      Do work.

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      what happened to the pictures ?

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