So last days i spend some time on the car.
I like to do something..hihi
Not big updates, but just detailing.
First i calibrated my boost gauge. As you can see in the pic below the needle is not at zero.
So i cut it open and adjusted it to zero. I tested the pressure with a compressor and the boost level is now much better.
Next project was fixing the rear shelf (don't know the english translate for it)
It irritates me that this piece was a little bit noisy when riding. I placed 2 metal pins in it with some glue.
Last edited by peter139; 03-12-2012 at 07:33 PM.
Played, i think this will hold up.
Did the following things last days:
-headlight job, polish clean and spray
-lowered in the back with 2cm
-blacked my wheels
-debadged on the rear
-cleaned my intercooler
Here some progress pictures
Took the lens off. I used a simple heatgun.
After the job i polished the headlight again. Now i sanded it first with p600, than 1000 and so on.
After that i polished it with plastic polisher, very shiny now
At last i lowered her in the back some more and painted the wheels black.
hope you guys like it
I have a couple questions for you:
It seams the us TT is different with the european version.
Things what i noticed:
-rear taillight are different (us 2 white for driving backwards).
-antenna on roof (european version is built in).
-interior mirror is different.
-and my tt doesn't have the n112 valve or airpump system under the hood.
Very strange haha
Last edited by peter139; 10-08-2013 at 07:24 PM.
Black on black sexy tint the tail light all black
I drilled 2 little holes in the shelf (2mm) place a steel pin in it and glued it. So far it works fine.
You don't have to separate the shelf as i did. I separated it because the net was a litllte bit loose.
Hope this helps you.
Question: I found a cheap new 3'' stainless downpipe (200 euro). It replaces also the cat.
I looked at my car and there's no sensor after the cat.
I am thinking of buying this part, but should this be a good performance update?
So last night is was driving down the road and pulled over by the police.
Nothing special just a alcohol test, but the police officer pulled me over because the looks of the car
Everything was clear so i was driving again back to home wen i noticed some strange smell in the car. I pulled over the car to the side of the road and i saw allot of steam under the bonnet of the car.
I thought it was on fire or something... but after a quick look is was red coolant.
I drove back home and noticed a coolant hose was cut trough by my radiator fan.
Tommorow i will order a new hose and some other small stuff.
Last edited by peter139; 02-26-2012 at 06:15 AM.
so next update: under the hood
I started with refreshing new stuff.
After my coolant hose was cut by my radiator fan i bought more little things.
A cool site is www.vagcat.com , all parts with partnumbers are listed with pics.
So here some pics of the works.
New parts, bolts etc, k&n
new licence plate lights
new coolant bowl, looks much better now
I started with polishing my intake and throttle valve.
This took allot of time i already spend 6 hours on it. Almost ready to polish
When this is done, my valve cover is the next project
Last edited by peter139; 03-12-2012 at 07:27 PM.
Thanks i like the black on black look. I saw your car, like the style (maybe you should lower it more)
My old car (the mk3) is even black on black. Last days i drove in the golf mk3, i like this car so much. The tt is also a nice car, but in the mk3 there is so much more feeling with the road.. A little more bumpy and scraping all over the time haha.
Last days i polished my intake and throttle body. It took me allot of time but is's very shiny now.
Next project is polish the valve cover.
Last Sunday i went to a meeting here in holland. Most cars were Vw's but ther were also a few TT's.
So tonight i spend some time on my k&n filter.
I want to hide it, so i decided to make into the stock air box with some modifications.
I don't know if it will work. Anyone even tried this?
Last edited by peter139; 03-12-2012 at 07:24 PM.
So i updated all post because the photo's on photobucket didn't work anymore
I finaly placed my k&n filter without airbox
I like the suction sound! Also my blow off valve is so much louder now. People on the street are watching like a earoplane is coming over hihi
I made a custom bracket to mount the filter to the maf. It's without rubber haha (pic to come.)
Oke next pic is a little bit rare but to give you guys an idea of me here a pic
Question though, how big of a PITA was the boost gauge install? I don't want to lose my vent but I need to be able to monitor boost now that I'm chipped.
Oh also, what was the part number for the license plate lights? one of my tabs broke so I need to replace that one!
2001 TT 225R (KW coilovers, LED reverse & license plate lights, MBC, Forge 008 DV, diode mod, NEUSPEED:adjustable control arms, p-flo intake, cat-back)
2007 A6 3.2 Quattro (H&R springs, HID fog lights, LED license plate lights, tint, 2010 grill, headlight brows, A8 19" turbine wheels)
Yes that hardware kit is very nice. 42draft is much to expensive ($100)
The intake polish cost me almost nothing, only time.
It took me about 12 hours to complete it like this.
It's important to work from rough to fine. Most time i spend on sanding especially the little corners.
I sanded it from p80 to p1500 in steps of 300.
At last i used a polish machine with polish paste to create this. hope this helps you!
Here some pics of my custom made intake pipe as promised
I used durafix to solder the brackets to the pipe
SteviedTT on the UK forum sells the black alum engine hardware. Less than half the price of 42DD.
You don't own a TT, you support it: 2001 LZ7W coupe; REVO chip; Forge hoses and DV relo; MadMax DV; Modshack VTDA; BlueFlame Catback, OSIR corners, Forge bling, H&R, Bilsteins, DEFCON2, 986 seats, 18in OZ Vela II; OEM TTQS alcantara steering wheel, knob, ebrake; OEM: BBS RS IIs; roof rack; trunk rack; phone bracket; trunk mat; all weather floor mats; 4-piece Votex kit. My Mods and Primer Porn here: http://public.fotki.com/TTQ2K2/.
need your help
How to unscrew the rear panels? I tried today but i can't take them off. Is there a system what i need to know?
Busy with the audio upgrade. Front speakers are replaced with better ones from pioneer, back needs to be done
Installed a big woofer and a 5 channel amplifier now.
Edit: Solved the problem already after research on the net. It's all click.
Last edited by peter139; 03-18-2012 at 06:35 PM.
Looking good I luv the wheels all black
wow i like it not to many videos in posts nice work
Last edited by 01ttgt28; 04-10-2012 at 12:29 AM.
So i started with my next project: Polish the valve cover
It will be allot of work to get it shiny. But i am motivated, and i think i will finish it in 3 days
here a first pic of it. Sanded all with 150 grid.
Also did some modifications on the vacuum hoses, with as result a lower fuel consumption. I drive daily 150km (100miles) with the car and gasprices are killing me. Spend every month over the 600 euro only on gas. So a good update i think.