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    1. Member stewie griffin's Avatar
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      01-02-2012 02:38 AM #276
      haha bring it lol where does she work?

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      01-02-2012 02:48 AM #277
      She works in the little complex where Perkins is at
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      01-02-2012 09:00 AM #278
      Evan your car isss soooo dopeee. bump this amazing thread

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      01-02-2012 09:56 AM #279
      Quote Originally Posted by stewie griffin View Post
      haha yeah i know about that the oldbridge people are at my job, in avenel. but yeah man come through if you arent busy like tomorrow i work 4-close ill hook you up with my discount for a local dub
      Im definitely going to make the drive up and pick up some cans of this.

      Insane... What'd you do as far as prep on the pillars? And do you have a picture of the headliner finished. Mines black suede wrapped already I'm just curious

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      01-02-2012 10:45 AM #280
      Quote Originally Posted by L. Fopps View Post
      Im definitely going to make the drive up and pick up some cans of this.

      Insane... What'd you do as far as prep on the pillars? And do you have a picture of the headliner finished. Mines black suede wrapped already I'm just curious
      spoke to him yesterday . either you can use 600 grit sandpaper or something like a scotch pad something that would just hit the top for the paint to stick.

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      01-02-2012 04:52 PM #281
      Quote Originally Posted by L. Fopps View Post
      Im definitely going to make the drive up and pick up some cans of this.

      Insane... What'd you do as far as prep on the pillars? And do you have a picture of the headliner finished. Mines black suede wrapped already I'm just curious
      Not the greatest pic as it looks much darker in person, and the spots you see are from me messing with it too much to get it in place. Not visible in the car, but it would piss me off, so I'll spray that part again. This pic actually made me realize I forgot to paint the back edge of the rear trim piece. Oh well, I'll get to it.



      Quote Originally Posted by xkicksz View Post
      spoke to him yesterday . either you can use 600 grit sandpaper or something like a scotch pad something that would just hit the top for the paint to stick.
      This. Remember to clean the pieces thoroughly so as not to leave dust behind when you spray. Don't use anything too rough or you will ruin the 'texture' look on the piece.

      Oh and thanks for the gasket Marc - I got the pan on nice and snug but I got lazy and didn't snap a pic.

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      01-02-2012 10:03 PM #282
      Thought I would have had most of the motor back together tonight, but of COURSE something went wrong. I stripped out one of the bolts to the flywheel Damn triple-squares. Oh well. A trip to sears, a bolt extractor set, a fresh bolt and blue loctite later and I got the 10lb flywheel and power clutch bolted up.




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      01-02-2012 10:23 PM #283
      Evan im loving the process

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      01-02-2012 10:46 PM #284
      Once u r done we should hit the track (when it opens) and run it...
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      01-02-2012 10:53 PM #285
      Quote Originally Posted by stewie griffin View Post
      Evan im loving the process


      Quote Originally Posted by gmoneyR32 View Post
      Once u r done we should hit the track (when it opens) and run it...
      Man once I know everything is working as it should, I'm 100% bringing it to the track, paint or no paint haha! Keep your CCW's safely away and we'll run

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      01-03-2012 01:05 AM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post




      Man once I know everything is working as it should, I'm 100% bringing it to the track, paint or no paint haha! Keep your CCW's safely away and we'll run
      I shall be a spectator to this as I won't even keep up lol. Good work evan. Car is coming along great. Definitely want a ride in it.

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      01-03-2012 02:17 PM #287
      Quote Originally Posted by .:R32DBP View Post
      I shall be a spectator to this as I won't even keep up lol. Good work evan. Car is coming along great. Definitely want a ride in it.
      Haha Marco, that means it's time to go FI. I'll hit you up when it's running for sure.

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      01-03-2012 07:28 PM #288
      The latest. When I installed the flywheel the motor moved slightly off TDC - maybe just a centimeter, this would be fine if I remembered to tighten the tensioner bolt for the timing chains. Bentley says NOT to turn the motor unless that bolt is tight.

      I turned the motor back that little bit and locked the cams in place with the tool so I know it was back at TDC, then I tightened the bolt. Hoping this will not cause a problem - but if someone knows otherwise for sure then by all means tell me so I can feel better about it.

      Got some other stuff done to get the motor ready to get back in the bay.

      Fresh motor mounts:



      Oil return for turbo:


      42draft SAI delete in place. First time I tried this the head of the bolt snapped off, so I had to use vice grips to spin it out and thankfully I had another bolt laying around.


      Valve cover is on with new gasket. You can see the trans in the background all painted. It's extremely dusty now so the up-close pic looks pretty bad - so I left that out.



      I like the colors they turned out great. Can't wait to get it in the bay. Still on track.

    14. 01-03-2012 07:39 PM #289
      I had those solid mounts in my 2.0 for about six months. The noise and vibration was awful, so they came out, got sold and got replaced with the stock swiss cheese ones. Good luck with yours.
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      01-03-2012 07:59 PM #290
      Quote Originally Posted by Bariman82 View Post
      I had those solid mounts in my 2.0 for about six months. The noise and vibration was awful, so they came out, got sold and got replaced with the stock swiss cheese ones. Good luck with yours.
      According to BFI the vibration is much more noticeable in 2.0's than on vr6's. We'll see but I can't imagine them being worse than what I used to have. The motor used to shake way too much.

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      01-03-2012 10:39 PM #291
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post
      Haha Marco, that means it's time to go FI. I'll hit you up when it's running for sure.
      i think you might be on to something. i gotta ask you about turbo info and whatnot. you need to teach me the ins and outs haha.

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      01-03-2012 11:07 PM #292
      Quote Originally Posted by .:R32DBP View Post
      i think you might be on to something. i gotta ask you about turbo info and whatnot. you need to teach me the ins and outs haha.
      That's the spirit.

      This weekend it lives, and I think your GoPro may come in handy.

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      01-04-2012 04:38 PM #293
      I got the alternator / tensioner and non-ac belt on. Planned on finishing the last motor mount and getting it ready to hit the crane but it's 20 degrees and I don't have a heater. The rest of the week should be at least a bit warmer where I can stay out there for more than 10 minutes.

      But the motor is pretty much ready to drop back it now.

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      01-04-2012 05:23 PM #294
      dang man
      do work!
      i'm trailing way behind again of course, but i'll be back on it soon.

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      01-04-2012 05:55 PM #295
      I have the .5's on my vr. (and the g60 tranny mount) There is a couple day break-in period. Then they are only noticeable until the motor is warm then it is just about like stock.

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      01-04-2012 06:42 PM #296
      Quote Originally Posted by PKstrategy View Post
      dang man
      do work!
      i'm trailing way behind again of course, but i'll be back on it soon.
      Good to hear. I'm jealous of your organized garage. Mine started out perfect but I tend to get carried away in there so cleaning is definitely in my future.

      Quote Originally Posted by dubbin_87 View Post
      I have the .5's on my vr. (and the g60 tranny mount) There is a couple day break-in period. Then they are only noticeable until the motor is warm then it is just about like stock.
      Yup same setup as me. I'm not worried about vibrations. Everything is different in this car than it was before, from the motor to the suspension and steering, everything is either refreshed or upgraded. I don't expect anything to be like stock

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      01-05-2012 12:21 AM #297
      evan good ish is happening here. im jelly

      but with those mounts i read a post that the mount will vibrate more with the stock mount hats.
      i have the .5 set on the jetta and there is so much vibration i wanna kill myself. but with my setup on it, i wouldnt have thought about vibrations. lol

      good luck with everything man.

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      01-05-2012 02:20 AM #298
      Quote Originally Posted by stewie griffin View Post
      evan good ish is happening here. im jelly

      but with those mounts i read a post that the mount will vibrate more with the stock mount hats.
      i have the .5 set on the jetta and there is so much vibration i wanna kill myself. but with my setup on it, i wouldnt have thought about vibrations. lol

      good luck with everything man.
      Yeah I read the same thing, but I can't wrap my head around a piece of rubber causing more vibrations than without, doesn't make sense. Regardless yours are 2.0's also, which are more noticeable than vr6's. And thanks, I'm having problems installing the rear mount though...I bumped an old thread for help but I doubt I'll get anything from it.

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      01-05-2012 06:33 AM #299
      Yea I have the .5 on my vr6 and there was a break in period. Also when it's cold out like it is now, there's a lot of vibration but once the motor warms up it goes away. When I put these on I felt the difference and i like it, the only thing I wish to was put these on my corrado too. There will be a difference in shifter feel too, but in a good way.
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      01-05-2012 09:29 AM #300
      I pulled an all nighter to get some final stuff finished on the motor. Plus I figured out why the rear mount was giving me so much trouble. Wrong bolt . ANYWAY I just got the MSD setup mounted. I had to cut down some of the bolts to make it fit, but it's on there good now.



      - I regret painting the oil cap gold.......

      Now I'm going to sleep, at 9:30am. Hopefully later tonight I will have this bitch back in the bay.

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