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    Thread: Greyt 09 6spd build thread... (long overdue)

    1. Member tspooner's Avatar
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      09-25-2012 01:05 AM #946
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      the car isnt running yet...

      the ecu and it all should arrive on wednesday according to the track info.

      i'm beyond desperate to have my car again.
      i'm sure. do you have everything you need for the turbo setup?

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      09-25-2012 01:09 AM #947
      Its not the end of the world. Be patient

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      09-25-2012 01:26 AM #948
      Quote Originally Posted by tspooner View Post
      i'm sure. do you have everything you need for the turbo setup?
      turbo will be done and finished later... nov or december.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheZooKeeper View Post
      Its not the end of the world. Be patient
      lol... i am being overly patient. 19 days without car and counting.

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      09-25-2012 01:34 AM #949
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      turbo will be done and finished later... nov or december.



      lol... i am being overly patient. 19 days without car and counting.
      i wouldnt survive without a backup car haha. and i cant wait to see it. your lucky you dont have the "real" winter months

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      09-25-2012 01:38 AM #950
      Quote Originally Posted by tspooner View Post
      i wouldnt survive without a backup car haha. and i cant wait to see it. your lucky you dont have the "real" winter months
      the thunderstorm months just passed...

      Florida's summer is either rain so hard you cant drive.
      Winds so strong they can move the car while driving...
      thunders are awesome...

      OR freaking sunny (~95F) hot, sweaty and humid (>70%)...

      now, its all over, until next year... this are the "good" months... yes, i HATE summer.

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      09-25-2012 01:47 AM #951
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      the thunderstorm months just passed...

      Florida's summer is either rain so hard you cant drive.
      Winds so strong they can move the car while driving...
      thunders are awesome...

      OR freaking sunny (~95F) hot, sweaty and humid (>70%)...

      now, its all over, until next year... this are the "good" months... yes, i HATE summer.
      so weird how seasons are so different. its been a while sense i've been in florida. anyways. whens the next time you are travling back up north?

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      09-25-2012 01:53 AM #952
      i'll be in texas soon for a 1/2 marathon... but car wise, i wont get out of this corner until next year. Sowo is an obvious.
      might do the dragon, waterfest and H2O as well.

      it all depends on the economy.. lol.

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      09-25-2012 10:50 AM #953
      Fred please tell me youre making it to H20 this year? miss seeing your car at the shows man!
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      09-25-2012 11:51 AM #954
      Quote Originally Posted by AKdub914 View Post
      Fred please tell me youre making it to H20 this year? miss seeing your car at the shows man!
      not this year...
      i have an test on friday and on monday... so i dont even have the time, assuming i had the money.

      anyways, some pics of the bay...
      its been 19 days since i last drove, so i am abviously bored... and i took some pics to have some eyecandy.

      Injector harnesses wrapped properly for the OEM look.


      polished you say?


      oops... left the buffer compound on the bay.. lol. i realized it a lil too late.
      still, looks good.


      it shines on the dark too!


      side of the engine


      with a lil more light

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      09-28-2012 12:54 PM #955
      lol...
      That didint last long.... Lol. Coolant expansion cap exploded and coolant touched the headers peaked the paint and made a mess.



      pretty... and functional.. once i fix the exploding coolant. i did a fix so i could drive it, but the car isnt 100% ready...


      i need to fix a small vacuum leak on cylinder 1... on top of the squeeling noise, cylinder 1 is having multiple misfires upon load... and iddle.. and decel.. lol. pretty much all the time.

      and for some reason, the car/coolant is running a bit hotter than normal. its perfect on the hwy, but it gets VERY hot on the city. (+100C).

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      10-01-2012 02:57 AM #956
      well, updates: the car was "ready" on thursday night... turned out that one of the o-rings on the intake mani was improperly done, and i had a decent air leak... iddling with 13in/hg when i should be at around ~18.

      so i had 3 issues:
      -car wouldnt start.
      - vacuum leak
      -the coolant system wasnt working right.

      battery: after 21 days without starting the car depleted the battery... it had 4-5 volts. a trickle charger wasnt doing the trick, since the battery wasnt getting more than 10 volts. so i pushed to start it. then the battery charged, and its holding charges so far . Problem 1 solved.

      Vacuum leak: the o-ring in cylinder 1 was giving a decent leak... the car was pretty much misfiring BADLY.
      it sounded great, like a cammed 5 cyl... but i was backfiring too.
      It turned out the unburned fuel was combusting on the exhaust, so i was backfiring loudly and almost everywhere. Eventually i did blew the exhaust gaasket near the Cat converter... so i had a big exhaust leak too, and i was backfiring upon decel...
      with careful driving i managed to not blow up anything.
      as a couple of hour ago, that too was fixed.

      coolant: with the blown caps for the overflow i reverted to a dual system to keep the car driveable and still preventing it from overheating.
      then with another set of caps, better clamps (oem!) and some outside the box creativity i fixed that too.
      initially i used a baby bottle for the coolant.. then i switched to a better bottle.
      i'm currently searching for what will become the permanent solution.




      oh, and i got my boost gauge finally!

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      10-01-2012 09:01 AM #957
      good stuff. that engine bay is looking oh so prettyyyyy.

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      10-01-2012 10:05 AM #958
      Quote Originally Posted by pattrick02 View Post
      good stuff. that engine bay is looking oh so prettyyyyy.
      Yeah that Nalgen bottle really sets it off!
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      10-01-2012 10:57 AM #959
      Lol .. I don't mind it... It's only a temp solution that works wonderfully well.



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      10-01-2012 02:50 PM #960
      Bah it matches your injectors lol.

      I know its only temp.
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      10-01-2012 02:55 PM #961
      Lol, yes it does match.
      Even the half ass things in my car get a little thought! :p

      I'm still looking.for something I like...

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      10-01-2012 03:01 PM #962
      I like what RedRum made for his rabbit its small and something like that would go nice with all the other polished parts you got.
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      10-01-2012 03:16 PM #963
      I know.. but I don't really want ant more Shiny parts. All turbo pipes will be black.

      The idea is to keep the engine/motor and only it, will be Shiny.

      I'm looking for a tank that I can mount close to where the cooler currently sits, and keep it black.
      It's fairly simple.. so I might get it done locally for dirt cheap.

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      10-01-2012 06:17 PM #964
      coolant delete with makeshift tank is working PERFECTLY!

      my highest coolant temp today was 93C and lowest (after warm up) was 85C!

      for reference: my OEM temps on the same/similar conditions and road: highest was usually 96 on traffic (highest) and lowest was 90 on the hwy.

      in short: it runs cooler than stock, less clutter on the bay, and just as reliable.
      just make sure you get a nice tank, and not what i'm using.. lol

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      10-01-2012 08:17 PM #965
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      coolant delete with makeshift tank is working PERFECTLY!

      my highest coolant temp today was 93C and lowest (after warm up) was 85C!

      for reference: my OEM temps on the same/similar conditions and road: highest was usually 96 on traffic (highest) and lowest was 90 on the hwy.

      in short: it runs cooler than stock, less clutter on the bay, and just as reliable.
      just make sure you get a nice tank, and not what i'm using.. lol
      Yip... Like i was telling you, it's not any different that any other car. I'm running the little overflow and it's perfect. i actually am going to get a smaller one eventually

      Sent from the bottomless pits of HELL!
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!


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      10-02-2012 08:48 AM #967
      well.. i now want to tackle the fuse box... it will be done sooner than later.

      first i need to remove the SAI pump, and clean the lines along it. Doing that will help me clean up the harness on the engine bay, and will yield in a cleaner bay.

      i might delete the pump soon.. not sure. i just need a couple hours of free time and then it will be done.

      if i need to remove the intake mani, then it will be postponed.. lol. I have removed that manifold more than 5 times already... and while it takes me less than 1 hour to get it on and off, i am just tired of doing it.

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      10-02-2012 10:00 PM #968
      minor updates and little things.

      changed the fuel line, removed the mount braket (temporarily) and removed the unnecessary plastics

      Engine bay


      Detail of the changes

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      10-03-2012 01:21 AM #969
      i wish i had the time to put this much effort into my bay...

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      10-03-2012 06:06 AM #970
      Finally got the fuel line tucked eh? I seriously love mine under the mount. And getting rid of those visible n80 plastic lines is nice too. Bay looks good fred!

      Did you have to extend the passenger side harness for tucking? Because for mine i had to extend a few things and now am having an airbag fault on the passenger side, also getting a short to ground somewhere in there too...


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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      10-03-2012 09:16 AM #971
      Lol, give me the car, all the parts and a weekend and we could do it all!!

      Tyler, yes I did extend it...no issues no codes

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      10-03-2012 05:34 PM #972
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      Yeah that Nalgen bottle really sets it off!
      lol

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      10-03-2012 06:32 PM #973
      lol...

      i have been really giving it a lot of thought to the bottle situation.

      i dont want anything visible... i might be making a diy bottle... we'll see... for now, the big blue and green is doing its job VERY well. so i find no need to hurry... i mean, i have until november (next show) to fix it up.

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      10-03-2012 07:19 PM #974
      That bay is coming along very nicely.

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      10-03-2012 08:07 PM #975
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI Fanboy View Post
      That bay is coming along very nicely.
      thanks!
      Funny thing is that i dont like it... kinda sorta.

      you have no idea how much the fuse box bugs me at night... while i try to sleep... lol.

      i'm a tad obsessive, and well... i REALLY gotta take care of the 'box.

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      10-04-2012 11:15 AM #976
      Maybe you don't like it yet cause your kinda in that I between stage. Lol. Once it's all cleared out and lookin real pretty you'll like it. I agree though, that fuse box has got to go. I have to commend you on your work so far! I have opened my hood about a million times with intentions of bay clean up and never once done anything...lol

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      10-04-2012 11:30 AM #977
      Btw, I was looking back on some of the stuff you've done and was wondering what kind of headers those were that you painted black? Were those the ones eurojet made?

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      Quote Originally Posted by MasterJetti08 View Post
      Were those the ones eurojet made?
      Yes.
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      10-04-2012 02:29 PM #979
      Quote Originally Posted by MasterJetti08 View Post
      Maybe you don't like it yet cause your kinda in that I between stage. Lol. Once it's all cleared out and lookin real pretty you'll like it. I agree though, that fuse box has got to go. I have to commend you on your work so far! I have opened my hood about a million times with intentions of bay clean up and never once done anything...lol

      Btw, I was looking back on some of the stuff you've done and was wondering what kind of headers those were that you painted black? Were those the ones eurojet made?
      lol... its a work in progress, which i plan to finish before sowo 2013.
      To me, Sowo is THE show of the year to which i plan around. For 2013 i need to have the turbo, brakes, wheels and fuse box gone.

      Thanks! not an easy thing, but its worth it.

      Yes, Eurojet headers.

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      10-04-2012 02:40 PM #980
      I was trying to get those headers but they don't make em anymore! I had to go with the junk obx ones. the flange connecting the test pipe to the headers was not even welded on... Talk about quality.

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