haha bring it lol where does she work?
Evan your car isss soooo dopeee. bump this amazing thread
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.
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.
Tomorrow is another day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.