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    Thread: What did you do to your 2.5L today?

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      03-05-2012 08:17 AM #141
      im hoping... lol.

      worst case, i have to wait 3 days.

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      03-05-2012 08:52 AM #142
      Typicaly the stuff you really need they dont have in stock and the stuff you could wait for they got.
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      03-05-2012 10:45 AM #143
      lol.. just got back from the dealer (1 mile away from work)

      the part is 31.50, and overnight shipping is 7.50, with tax and all, it ended in 41 or 42... not bad.

      it sucks that they have the most useless things in stock... but oh well... its just one more day.

      Install tomorrow afternoon, test and drive/log on wednesday... dyno on wednesday or thursday.

      sound good? videos will happen as soon as i have a driveable car again.

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      03-05-2012 12:05 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      you really think they will have it in stock?
      No one will stock that, but overnighting is always an option

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      03-05-2012 12:44 PM #145
      it was only 7.50 for the overnight.

      i guess i can tuck some more wires tonight... lol

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      03-06-2012 12:21 PM #146
      put the usp tpipe in! things awesome. running it with the awe cat-back and i love the setup
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      03-06-2012 01:58 PM #147
      Almost done with the hardlines. I have to redo a few, I may run 3 little pressure gauges on the side by side lines to make it resemble pipeline pressure lines! Stainless is soooooo hard to work with
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      03-06-2012 02:54 PM #148
      are you doing an air setup?
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      03-06-2012 03:06 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      are you doing an air setup?
      Yes, but not yet. This is in the engine bay. Hardlining everything I can. I wish someone made silicone radiator and coolant hoses for us

      Upcoming plans:
      Pull trans and paint red.
      Put battery back in the hatch.
      Finish the air hardlines and get that installed.
      Install the engine dampener.
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      03-06-2012 03:35 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Yes, but not yet. This is in the engine bay. Hardlining everything I can. I wish someone made silicone radiator and coolant hoses for us

      Upcoming plans:
      Pull trans and paint red.
      Put battery back in the hatch.
      Finish the air hardlines and get that installed.
      Install the engine dampener.
      around here there is a truck place called hampton rubber. and they make all kinds of hoses and stuff like that. anytime i need some kind of air ride fitting or hose ill go there and they will make it to w/e spec. and have many types of hoses

      idk maybe this helps
      http://hamptonrubber.com/ProductsServices.asp
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      03-06-2012 03:40 PM #151
      Well mishimoto may make some silicone hose for the 2.5 maybe we can get I.E to make some. The oem hoses look terrible and fade.
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      03-06-2012 05:38 PM #152
      finally ordered my awe tuning 2.5l exhaust...8 week wait
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      03-06-2012 05:41 PM #153
      got my car rolling again.

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      03-06-2012 05:43 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by joshGOLF2.5 View Post
      finally ordered my awe tuning 2.5l exhaust...8 week wait
      You can't rush perfection!

      Changed my transmission fluid, don't think I drained it all out first time. All well. Also tried to replace my fuel filter for the 2nd time. Eff that thing.

      Then finally I have an exhaust leak from new setup. I need a longer clamp.

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      03-06-2012 06:05 PM #155
      Trans service? why?

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      03-06-2012 07:04 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by timmiller05 View Post
      Trans service? why?
      Because VW may say it is a lifetime thing but I don't trust that. Lots of people change their transmission fluid. At least in the manuals.

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      03-06-2012 07:08 PM #157
      Fingers crossed no more CEL after fixing the stupid SAI bung and replacing a O-ring on my intake.
      .

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      03-06-2012 07:17 PM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by SocoJoe View Post
      Because VW may say it is a lifetime thing but I don't trust that. Lots of people change their transmission fluid. At least in the manuals.
      Do you have an auto or manual?

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      03-06-2012 08:51 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by timmiller05 View Post
      Do you have an auto or manual?
      Manual

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      03-07-2012 10:57 AM #160
      So I'm torn between wrinkle red vht or textured red plastidip for the trans. Want to go with the plastidip for the ease of removal, but a thought I just had is heating and cooling related... Do you guys think it'll make the trans overheat?
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      03-07-2012 11:25 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      So I'm torn between wrinkle red vht or textured red plastidip for the trans. Want to go with the plastidip for the ease of removal, but a thought I just had is heating and cooling related... Do you guys think it'll make the trans overheat?
      IMHO If you are going to go through the great lengths to paint your trans, just paint it and forget about plastidip. And to answer your question, I do not believe it will cause overheating.

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      03-07-2012 12:33 PM #162
      Vht is just soo hard to get the texture right. I will not have the trans powder coated. I'll just vht it and put a bullet heater close to it to help the veins even out.
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      03-07-2012 01:15 PM #163
      Most likely plastidip would have no difference with heat properties compared to paint, it should not cause any buildup of heat in your transmission. It is very thin when applied. I have also heard of people using plastidip in high-heat areas, such as brake calipers, without issue, so it should also be able to handle any heat down there as well.

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      03-07-2012 01:23 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by TrillyPop View Post
      Most likely plastidip would have no difference with heat properties compared to paint, it should not cause any buildup of heat in your transmission. It is very thin when applied. I have also heard of people using plastidip in high-heat areas, such as brake calipers, without issue, so it should also be able to handle any heat down there as well.
      Ya I know PSU had his calipers plastidipped for the longest time. Options are leave trans in use red plastidip, or pull trans use red VHT wrinkle paint which will last longer, but I don't plan on keeping the car that long... Something has to be done with the trans... Not having a battery there and a silver trans looks bad, mind as well do something with it. I wish I was willing to do powdercoating because the color of my new wheels is amazing, but I can always trade those for RSs and do the centers red
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      03-07-2012 01:27 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by joshGOLF2.5 View Post
      finally ordered my awe tuning 2.5l exhaust...8 week wait
      now you need to order the usp tpipe like you know you want!
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      03-07-2012 05:53 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      Fingers crossed no more CEL after fixing the stupid SAI bung and replacing a O-ring on my intake.
      Came back on this morning running out of options, just adapted the throttle body if that doesnt work then........
      .

    27. 03-07-2012 07:20 PM #167
      Gave it a good cleaning. It was dark by the time i got done though so i couldn't really tell if it's clean though lol.

      Outside gets done tomorrow.

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      03-08-2012 08:36 AM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by DerekH View Post
      Outside gets done tomorrow.
      I guess you will have an automatic wash today with all the blowing rain we are getting today



      I managed to get a sick deal off a local last night for my triple dash pod and 3 newsouth indigo gauges. Boost / AFR / Oil Pressure $150

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      03-08-2012 11:43 AM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by GTACanuck View Post
      I guess you will have an automatic wash today with all the blowing rain we are getting today



      I managed to get a sick deal off a local last night for my triple dash pod and 3 newsouth indigo gauges. Boost / AFR / Oil Pressure $150
      Podi gauges?

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      03-08-2012 11:53 AM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      Podi gauges?
      NewSouth Indigo

      Although I really love the look and style of PODI, I just cant justify the prices for new guages from them.
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      03-08-2012 02:53 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      Came back on this morning running out of options, just adapted the throttle body if that doesnt work then........
      Well that didnt do it, trying one last thing if not then its time for C2 to remove the cai fix from my sri file.
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      03-08-2012 02:57 PM #172
      today i sort of bought an SPA manifold and the 38mm tial wastegate!
      still missing the injectors, intercooler, turbo, oil cooler and piping+lines and misc... lol..

      turboing 1 step at the time. super happy

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      03-08-2012 03:08 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      today i sort of bought an SPA manifold and the 38mm tial wastegate!
      still missing the injectors, intercooler, turbo, oil cooler and piping+lines and misc... lol..

      turboing 1 step at the time. super happy
      SICK!

      IIRC, didnt you get a valvetrain kit like a year ago or something like that? Whens that going on?

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      03-08-2012 03:26 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by GTACanuck View Post
      SICK!

      IIRC, didnt you get a valvetrain kit like a year ago or something like that? Whens that going on?
      its done by stages

      -Stage 1 will be turbo with stock valvetrain and stock compression and intercooled. About 10 psi. (clutch will be the determinant) so as much as 10psi, or as lil as 5

      -stage 2: Ferrea valvetrain, 3" custom exhaust, boost controller and oil cooler kit, ~14 psi

      -stage 3: install of rods and pistons (8.5:1), and meth. 15psi (stock fuel limit)

      -stage 4: inline fuel pump and any supporting mods ~20 psi.

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