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    1. 04-11-2012 06:19 PM #141
      Or the crank is bent.

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      04-11-2012 06:21 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      Or the crank is bent.
      crank was checked. Not the crank (thank god)

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      04-11-2012 06:27 PM #143
      Interesting. I've read about the speculations of running lightened components with stock harmonic balancers that are "tuned" to work with the OEM rotating assemblies causing things to be out of harmony at certain RPMs, but never actually heard of a failure like this.

    4. 04-11-2012 06:27 PM #144


      I guess ECS will let you know what they find out on the FW?

      Quote Originally Posted by nnamssorxela View Post
      Interesting. I've read about the speculations of running lightened components with stock harmonic balancers that are "tuned" to work with the OEM rotating assemblies causing things to be out of harmony at certain RPMs, but never actually heard of a failure like this.
      Nothing says this was what happened though.

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      04-11-2012 06:34 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by nnamssorxela View Post
      Interesting. I've read about the speculations of running lightened components with stock harmonic balancers that are "tuned" to work with the OEM rotating assemblies causing things to be out of harmony at certain RPMs, but never actually heard of a failure like this.
      there are no harmonic dampeners on this motor. its a 9A block not an 06x
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      04-11-2012 06:37 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post


      I guess ECS will let you know what they find out on the FW?
      yeah, they are just as confused as i was haha. After sending them pictures and talking to them on the phone today, they are shipping me the stock G60 FW. I am quite impressed with how this has been treated.

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      04-11-2012 06:40 PM #147
      I was referring to the crank pulley rubber balancer. I'm sure you've got it under control though.

      Can't wait to see/hear some video.

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      04-11-2012 06:55 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by nnamssorxela View Post
      I was referring to the crank pulley rubber balancer. I'm sure you've got it under control though.

      Can't wait to see/hear some video.
      the videos are coming as soon as it is able to spin past 7k. the thing is a monster from 3.5k on though, it sounds so good.

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      04-11-2012 06:58 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by GLIguy85 View Post
      the ARP bolts are rated to 190,000 psi of tensile strength. hope its enough! haha
      what type of clutch is being used? 02J?
      Not enough time in the day.

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      04-11-2012 07:06 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by maniakmax1788 View Post
      what type of clutch is being used? 02J?
      228mm vr6 clutch and PP

      yes this build is using a 02j out of an early 2.0l Mk4 golf

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      04-11-2012 09:30 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by GLIguy85 View Post
      there are no harmonic dampeners on this motor. its a 9A block not an 06x
      You can run the 06X harmonic dampner on the 9A motor

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      04-11-2012 09:53 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by Issam Abed View Post
      You can run the 06X harmonic dampner on the 9A motor
      With a v belt setup?

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      04-11-2012 11:34 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by GLIguy85 View Post
      With a v belt setup?
      Unfortunately no

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      04-12-2012 07:40 AM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by Issam Abed View Post
      Unfortunately no
      thats what i thought. if it is still an issue later, i will be in touch

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      04-14-2012 09:22 PM #155
      the beast runs! I still need to get a video of it but i got up early, went to the shop and got it running right. I still need to tweak the fueling up top and fix some minor things but she is running.


      It sounds so damn nasty, it was worth it for the sound alone. I am happy

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      04-14-2012 11:29 PM #156
      cant wait for the video!

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      04-18-2012 09:47 AM #157
      come on i cant wait till sunday to hear this. get a video up!
      Not enough time in the day.

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      04-18-2012 09:54 AM #158
      Got to go for a ride in this beast yesterday un- ****ing- real, it loves to be punished.

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      04-20-2012 12:09 PM #160
      ill take a vid, soundfile whatever but give us something here!

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      04-20-2012 01:39 PM #161
      Every time this bumps up I get excited to see pics or videos of it running... killing me

      videos please

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      04-20-2012 07:35 PM #162
      even though i am sick right now, i tried to go make a video but failed...

      I need to get a go pro

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      04-21-2012 02:02 PM #163
      first and second gear are gone...
      no dust off for me

    24. 04-21-2012 05:34 PM #164
      Wow.

    25. 04-21-2012 06:53 PM #165
      throw a scrap yard 020 on there and give 'er!
      Up and Atom!

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      04-22-2012 05:54 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by psychobandito View Post
      throw a scrap yard 020 on there and give 'er!
      haha doesn't work like that. When i get the trans from the salvage yard i got the 6 month warranty with it. it was making sounds in second when we first got the car going and I knew this was going to happen. no big deal. just call them up on monday and have them send me another one and toss it right in

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      04-23-2012 04:51 AM #167
      This motor is like the town home wrecker.... Destroys everything around it.

    28. 04-23-2012 03:26 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by oldschool eighty8 View Post
      This motor is like the town home wrecker.... Destroys everything around it.
      And I never got a ride in the beast.
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      04-23-2012 03:37 PM #169
      Must be stupid fun with that quick R&P. Super awesome. Congrats!

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      04-23-2012 09:28 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by VolksAddict View Post
      And I never got a ride in the beast.
      haha you will next week when the new trans gets here

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      04-23-2012 09:31 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by d-bot View Post
      Must be stupid fun with that quick R&P. Super awesome. Congrats!
      It is a bit crazy. its the perfect amount of power for a mk1 and it is just pure raw fun. it does scare me a bit when it pulls like a freight train in the top of third

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      04-25-2012 12:34 AM #172
      Excellent build! How did you select primary and secondary lengths and diameters on the header?

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      04-25-2012 12:45 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by fourmotioneer View Post
      Excellent build! How did you select primary and secondary lengths and diameters on the header?
      the header is modeled after a 16v header. same diameter and what not

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      04-25-2012 10:38 AM #174
      Cool I wonder how much you could gain with a header tuned for better scavenging at the top end. Would be neat to see. I'm probably going to run a Ricardo WAVE simulation of your engine to see if I can come up with anything. Such a sweet GTI!

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      04-25-2012 02:23 PM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by fourmotioneer View Post
      Cool I wonder how much you could gain with a header tuned for better scavenging at the top end. Would be neat to see. I'm probably going to run a Ricardo WAVE simulation of your engine to see if I can come up with anything. Such a sweet GTI!
      would be neat! let me know what you find

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