All I see is a box...
the german point of view
my jelly is in beast mode
i'll install tomorrow or on sat
Washed her and then used Lucas Oil Slick Mist Speed Wax - I love this stuff! Highly recommend
Then I took a few photos since it was almost 70 here today
Last edited by 2pt5_20v_pwr; 02-24-2012 at 12:02 PM.
i just finished polishing the mani...
started with a 600 grit, ended with a 2000.. Tis shiny.
i spent the last 5 hours polishing... started with a 600 grit, and worked my way up to a 2k.. an entire handjob!
my "tools"... i had already thrown the sand paper
Fred, little word of advice on the install. DO NOT use the supplied hose from the VC to the mani itself if you want to avoid a minor headache down the road. This hose over time tends to collapse in on itself because its not strong enough to hold up to all the oil vapors. Get yourself a silicone hose or something stronger and throw that on instead. They might have changed the hose since I bought mine over a year ago but I doubt it. It should be good for 2-3 months tho if you just wanna get it on there and hooked up, but deffinately swap it out. Looks good all polised up .
06 Sage Green Rabbit 5spd| UM SRI | UM SRI tune | NLS Cai | USP testpipe | ECS crank pulley | BSH mounts |034 Dogbone core| NLS SS w/42DD bushings | GTI brakes w/slotted and drilled rotors | Sachs racing shocks/struts w/034 strut mounts | H&R race springs | GTI rear sway |
lol.. i DONT need the hose... remember that my VC is already re routed.
btw, i'm installing. removed the stock mani in 20 mins with the "fabbed" tool.
Being a vw owner for only 44k miles now, i hadnt really gotten a chance to do anything to 'Jett-Li'. And when i saw the price of a certain 2.5 intake retailing for $280, i was a bit dismayed to say the least.. 280!?
So, after warming the engine up a little and prying off the cover, i discovered the maze-like route for air (barely) getting into the engine- not enough i say. I unplugged the two hoses that attach to the black plastic bend before the MAF, and removed the air shroud attached to the back of the grille- so i came up with those two parts as extras. One 3",90° silicone bend, and two hose clamps from the Saab later- the Jett feels and sounds cooler than before! $280.. for an intake?? YUH right. how 'bout $4.99 for two hose clamps, and an extra k&N lying around the garage?