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

    1. Member thygreyt's Avatar
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      11-03-2011 12:24 AM #141
      so small updates: still sanding and prepping the intake mani... this thing is going to be SMOOTH!

      hopefully the paint comes out all right.

      so far, i have sanded a lot with 60, and then 150. a LOT of 150 grid.
      then i bought some filler plastic (can withstand up to 600F) and put it on arounf 1545. at about 2300, it was hard enough to sand.

      i sanded and left it good and smooth... it still needs more sanding but that will be tomorrow.

      tomorrow i actually have to sand, paint, then onto the exterior:
      wash, clay and wax...

      i post all the pics at the end.

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      11-03-2011 03:18 PM #142
      ok, so here its all:

      i started by cutting the nipples



      this is how it looked... like a hack job...


      closer


      i said, what the hell... imma just do it "right" or at least presentable! and started covering


      by night time, i just had to finish covering and cutting tape!


      after running tape, i used a blade to just leave the runners unmasked


      sanding time... started with 60, then 150, then 220, then 400


      filler plastic added...


      after it was sanded smooth and evenly, i removed the tape and proceeded to wash the mani.


      covering again with new tape for a proper paint job with a clean mani.


      more covering


      now its time to prep the OR


      first coat of paint.


      second layer


      final layer!


      removing the masking tape


      all removed! oem+


      Close up: it aint perfect, but better than how it was (nipples) and you have to be CLOSE to see the impefections... Not bad for a job on the street!

      i love the fact that it looks VERY close to OEM... whch means? OEM+!

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      11-06-2011 09:22 PM #143
      Oh it looks good!
      Nicely Done buddy!
      Slow and loud is my style.

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      11-06-2011 09:25 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by Hate-Trix View Post
      Oh it looks good!
      Nicely Done buddy!
      Thanks man... Hopefully you got some ideas for a 2.5...

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      11-06-2011 10:39 PM #145


      and here's a for your hard work!

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      11-06-2011 10:43 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by Laser04 View Post


      and here's a for your hard work!
      Lol, not a beer guy... But thanks!!

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      11-06-2011 10:52 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      Lol, not a beer guy... But thanks!!
      here's an ice cold soda pop then


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      11-06-2011 10:55 PM #148
      I'll take it, add some rum or vodka, and then we are talking...

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      11-06-2011 11:09 PM #149
      I gotta admit, you do alot, and do it well. I like everything you've done, and your advise to me in the past has helped. What is your rpm's at in 6th around say 70. I love my car, i hate my tranny

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      11-06-2011 11:29 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      I gotta admit, you do alot, and do it well. I like everything you've done, and your advise to me in the past has helped. What is your rpm's at in 6th around say 70. I love my car, i hate my tranny
      Lol, i love my tranny...
      At 70 in 6th gear, im at 2750... But a tranny is more than just rpms... This 6 spd at 3200 rpm gives me better mpgs than the auto ever did at 2700... Hell, the auto gave me 22 mpgs at 3000rpms on 6th whike the mt does 28mpgs... Its all about efficiency.

      And thanks on the compliment.
      Bte, i just won 1k$!!! So i bought:
      This htc sensation (the absolute best phone everrr)
      Star wars on blu ray
      Gopro hero naked+ suction mount
      Sound deadening (expect a diy thread upon install)
      And a gift to the gf...

      Also, next week was the date for the LSD install... But since 1 month ago, wavetrack hant shipped... So if it doesnt get here on or nefore wed, then i'll have to wait till dec or next year... or maybe i'll ask for a moneyback and put the money towrds the turbo... Altho, i realy want the lsd.

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      11-07-2011 12:22 AM #151
      what kind of wheels did you have on the car in the stage 2 pics (black a4 wheels?) i love the way they look and have been looking for some. Car looks amazing! makes me want to start tinkering more with mine just doing little upgrades here and there. i eventually want to do a tranny swap to a 6mt. keep it up man!

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      11-07-2011 01:06 AM #152
      Lol, its all about the little things here and there... Cuase at a certain point, it all comes down together!!

      The wheels were rs6 reps, gloss black paint... Sold them to a fellow club member, mkvi gti tr. Looks good...

      My next bunch of little mods are more engine bay wire tucking...
      I really dont want to relocate the fuse box... So imma play with everything around it.

      Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk

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      11-07-2011 07:53 AM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      Lol, i love my tranny...
      At 70 in 6th gear, im at 2750... But a tranny is more than just rpms... This 6 spd at 3200 rpm gives me better mpgs than the auto ever did at 2700... Hell, the auto gave me 22 mpgs at 3000rpms on 6th whike the mt does 28mpgs... Its all about efficiency.

      And thanks on the compliment.
      Bte, i just won 1k$!!! So i bought:
      This htc sensation (the absolute best phone everrr)
      Star wars on blu ray
      Gopro hero naked+ suction mount
      Sound deadening (expect a diy thread upon install)
      And a gift to the gf...

      Also, next week was the date for the LSD install... But since 1 month ago, wavetrack hant shipped... So if it doesnt get here on or nefore wed, then i'll have to wait till dec or next year... or maybe i'll ask for a moneyback and put the money towrds the turbo... Altho, i realy want the lsd.
      I don't like the rpm's i'm at in 5th gear at highway speeds. Great on the performance end, not great on the mpg end. lol I'd like to do the 6spd swap in time, do you think I would have the cel issue though since my is a factory 5spd manual car. What was the harness what all did u have to do to get it to go out

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      11-07-2011 09:43 AM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      I don't like the rpm's i'm at in 5th gear at highway speeds. Great on the performance end, not great on the mpg end. lol I'd like to do the 6spd swap in time, do you think I would have the cel issue though since my is a factory 5spd manual car. What was the harness what all did u have to do to get it to go out
      6spd is performance and mpg! awesome tranny.

      my CEL WAS (unitronic fixed it for me) because the automatics have a control module for the tranny. and when i removed it, the car was pretty much freaking out... so, no you wouldnt have any issues.

      as per the harness, my car has a harness for the automatic tranny, with all the cables for the tranny and control module.
      the manuals have a slightly different harness that connects to the clutch, and tranny. a lot simpler

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      11-07-2011 09:54 AM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      6spd is performance and mpg! awesome tranny.

      my CEL WAS (unitronic fixed it for me) because the automatics have a control module for the tranny. and when i removed it, the car was pretty much freaking out... so, no you wouldnt have any issues.

      as per the harness, my car has a harness for the automatic tranny, with all the cables for the tranny and control module.
      the manuals have a slightly different harness that connects to the clutch, and tranny. a lot simpler
      good to know, maybe when my funds are better, i'll get that done, but as my usual with any project, so undecided on so many things lol. Main thing right now, get my ****ing coilovers on, and get a set of wheels and tires that works, was doing the fog a pain?

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      11-07-2011 09:57 AM #156
      Not really. Fogs were very easy to do... Onky thing that was "hard" was coding them cause i had no vag com

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      11-07-2011 10:01 AM #157
      What all is required to do the fog swap, I wanna do it to mine. Obviously harness, lights, grilles, switch, but after that i'm


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      11-12-2011 09:14 PM #159


      there is still a LOT of video to edit.. about 2 more hours to sort through

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      11-14-2011 04:34 AM #160


      here are some vids... some are in different angles...

      my set up? for all the detailed info, go to my link to the build thread. but what you will see is: my jetta 5 cyl, no hood... all of BSH motor mounts, and hpa puck.

      a small description of the vid will be offered. feel free to ask any questions... and no, i have no official relationship with BSH... i only did this cause on the past people have asked me about the motor mounts and the engine movement... i felt this was the only appropiate way to show how "in place" the engine is now.

      regular daily driving


      the ever famous 3rd gear revs up to 7k rpm



      going 0 to something...angle 2



      going 0 to something angle 1


      dowshifting, angle 2


      downshifting angle 1


      reving to 4-5k rpm and going through gears


      0-100

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      11-16-2011 10:09 AM #161
      vi got new stuff!! from INA of course.
      it was supposed to be installed last week, but wavetrack had some issues and shipping got delayed a couple of weeks, so i missed the appointment date...

      i dont know when will i be able to install it, based on my school schedule... hopefully and maybe before this year ends... or maybe very early 2012... oh well...




      this rolls are sound deadening... that i will install myself in thanksgiving break! cant wait




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      11-24-2011 06:52 PM #162
      continuiing... had some "holiday vacation time"

      starting the "stage 4", which is the install of sound deadening on the trunk floor and under the rear seats



      carpet, seats and amps removed.


      starting to measure, cut and lay down


      i got a little further, and then i called it quits for the day.


      after all, its turky day and turkey time!

      i'll finish tomorrow.

      plus, i also need to do a tranny flush...

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      11-24-2011 11:06 PM #163
      Jesus. You are a braver man than I.
      Paint it black and take it back.
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      11-25-2011 04:12 AM #164
      i just cant wait to b done

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      11-25-2011 10:47 PM #165
      continuing with the audio build, i kept on putting sound deadening...











      the seats were reinstalled, as were the amps. I only have to finish the trunk area to be done! it shall be completed tomorrow...

      eventually i'll get to the doors... and in due time (1 year?) i will do the complete floor... i'll just wait till its "necesary"


      and then i did a tranny fluid flush!


      filler plug, a 10mm hex bit... weird!




      only driven 2 miles, and its SMOOTH as butter. i love it!

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      12-10-2011 08:09 AM #167
      I do have to say that the car is noticibly quieter with the sound deadening... Lookibg forward to doing the doors...

      The synchromesh works as expected... Butter smooth shifts.

      All i have left for this year is sound deaden, some electrical sturf i wanna do, and hopefully install the lsd.. i just dont think lsd will happen as fast...

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      12-10-2011 11:45 PM #168


      just a random cellphone pic..

      updates will come once school is over...

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      12-11-2011 12:23 AM #169
      I love the progress. Great stuff man, keep it up!
      My audio build.
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      12-11-2011 10:06 AM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by AsymmetricalDichotomy View Post
      I love the progress. Great stuff man, keep it up!
      in less than 1 week i should be sound deadening the door skins!

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      12-11-2011 10:29 AM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      12-11-2011 06:18 PM #172
      how much does a roll of sound deadening like that cost?
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      12-11-2011 06:26 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      updates will come once school is over...
      Funny how this dictates so many people's progress

      quick question, do you know how much power you're getting at the wheels?

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      12-11-2011 06:39 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by sticky euro View Post
      Funny how this dictates so many people's progress

      quick question, do you know how much power you're getting at the wheels?
      lol, it does determine a lot of things! lol

      per my mods and unitronic's stage 2 i should be anywhere from 190 to 210 crank hp.

      Quote Originally Posted by KyleCrish View Post
      how much does a roll of sound deadening like that cost?
      $70 for 50 sq.ft

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      12-12-2011 10:59 PM #175
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