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    Thread: 92 GLI 1.8t project build...take a look

    1. Member jettaIIIridinglow's Avatar
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      04-22-2012 11:36 PM #1
      So here is my first build thread...first, the car....



      92 Jetta GLI 16v 2.0 with 166k in really good shape, fully loaded with every option available, lightly modded and ran beautiful till about 2 weeks ago, I heard my lifters starting to knock....put it up on a lift and found this....



      JB WELD ON THE SIDE OF MY BLOCK/HEAD!!!which lead to all my oil leaking out and being all over the underside of my car.....

      sooo couple minutes later i bought this...



      alittle dirty at the time but its a 20v 1.8t out of a passat wagon with a mk4 gti intake manifold and turbo setup.
      passat was totalled after first owner flipped it with 300 miles on the motor! buddy of mine bought the car for parts and stripped it down.

      The donor car....



      and after 2 1/2 hours of cleaning the motor and touching up some things, this is what i ended up with....



      sprayed down, wire brushed & polished...all ready to go!



      bagged it up to keep it clean while i wait for parts to come in...


      More pictures and updates soon!!!
      Last edited by jettaIIIridinglow; 05-02-2012 at 01:18 PM.
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      04-22-2012 11:58 PM #2
      nice!! good luck with the swap. check out my build threa, its basically the same swap, or if you have any questions/pointers
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      04-23-2012 12:00 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by pDUBc View Post
      nice!! good luck with the swap. check out my build threa, its basically the same swap, or if you have any questions/pointers
      hey thanks man! im excited about it! waiting for a few parts to arrive and work shall be done! got two of my buddies helping me out and ill def get in contact if i have questions about things!
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      04-24-2012 02:19 AM #4
      Waiting for my stage 2 clutch to come in the mail very patiently...... and the wiring harness is soon to be sorted through for things not needed
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      04-25-2012 12:42 AM #5
      so some parts came in over the last 2 weeks...

      APR R1 diverter valve (bought this off a buddy)



      New pressure plate and flywheel bolts



      2.5 inch intercooler piping with silicone fittings and clamps (going to tig weld most of the piping)



      2 inch to 2.5 inch turbo fitting



      (my cat murphy in the background lol, he likes new parts)

      and also a quick mock up on some 15x8 & 9 TH Lines i might be purchasing from my lovely girlfriend



      Thats all for now!
      Last edited by jettaIIIridinglow; 05-02-2012 at 01:17 PM.
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      04-26-2012 08:19 PM #6
      THEY FINALLY SHIPPED THE STAGE 2 CLUTCH!
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      04-27-2012 10:40 PM #8
      looking good brother...what wiring is it that your useing for your 1.8t swap im doing the same swap lmao just curious what route your going lol ...

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      04-27-2012 10:43 PM #9
      sub for sub. bump for a cool dude.

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      04-27-2012 10:50 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by MKIIdave View Post
      looking good brother...what wiring is it that your useing for your 1.8t swap im doing the same swap lmao just curious what route your going lol ...
      to be honest i dont know much about the harness, i bought everything from my friend...all i know is that the swap came out of a passat wagon. ill look into it and let you know for sure
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      04-27-2012 10:51 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by killercoconuts View Post
      sub for sub. bump for a cool dude.
      thanks man! looking forward to seeing that Rocco!
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      05-02-2012 01:15 PM #12
      ok so i know a build thread involves pics of it actually happening and problems that i run into but the build hasnt started just yet! in two weeks is when it gets dug into and ill be taking pics and showing you guys how its going! BUT i did receive my stage 2 clutch in the mail the other day!

      Via clutchnet.com $317.99 with 15% off came to $271.15! SCORE







      thats all for now! i promise that this thread will get more interesting!
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      05-02-2012 01:18 PM #13
      Nice clutch... but did you really paint your toenails blue????

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      05-02-2012 03:18 PM #14
      nice toe nails
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      05-02-2012 08:56 PM #15
      I second that...
      Nice toe nails
      what you doing with the 16 valve n harness?

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      05-02-2012 11:04 PM #16
      Those are peeerrddyyy lmaooo

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      05-03-2012 03:10 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by MKIIdave View Post
      Those are peeerrddyyy lmaooo
      those are my girlfirends toes! lol
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      05-03-2012 03:12 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by ekua516 View Post
      I second that...
      Nice toe nails
      what you doing with the 16 valve n harness?
      LOL they're my girlfriends toes she took the picture
      and im selling everything from the swap so let me know what you want, 16V harness comes with a tt chipped ECU PM me we can talk prices
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      05-03-2012 03:13 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Chim View Post
      Nice clutch... but did you really paint your toenails blue????
      No i did not haha they are my girlfriends toes, she took the pics of the clutch and sent them to me to let me know it came in LOL
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      05-03-2012 08:23 AM #20
      well its good to know she takes good care of her feet
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      05-09-2012 11:46 PM #21
      LITTLE UPDATE:

      picking up a turbo oil return line and ordering a wheel bearing due to a rear bearing starting to go 1 more week till the swap begins!
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      05-10-2012 12:16 AM #22
      I see this car at cvs in bristol quite often. Were are you from in ct? Good to see a local build going on
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      05-10-2012 12:32 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Rcmafia View Post
      I see this car at cvs in bristol quite often. Were are you from in ct? Good to see a local build going on
      you mean walgreens? if so then yeh i work there lol i have seen your monty green like 3 times on route 6 when i was pulling into work a few times. i just checked out your thread, good **** man looks to be a promising build.
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      05-10-2012 01:13 AM #24
      Yea walgreens haha always get those confused I figured you worked there as I usually see it outside. Thanks for the good words the cars coming along slowly, but its getting there.

      Keep up the good progress on this. Looking forward to seeing were it goes.
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      05-10-2012 08:04 AM #25
      i cant wait for some boss updates man
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      05-10-2012 09:28 AM #26
      we'll have to have a shoot when my rocco and your gli are done. can't wait to see some big progress!

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      05-12-2012 11:33 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by killercoconuts View Post
      we'll have to have a shoot when my rocco and your gli are done. can't wait to see some big progress!
      for sure man! sounds good! i just picked up a turbo oil return line with braid steel in the middle for the project and im going up in a week with the car to rip it apart and get this beast rolling! updates will be soon!
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      05-12-2012 11:34 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by db3ck View Post
      i cant wait for some boss updates man
      updates will be soon! ripping the car apart the 18th! keep checking!
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      05-12-2012 11:39 AM #29
      picked up a oil return line yesterday from a new friend! good dude, helped out alot with some info on the swap.



      also i was recently part of staff for staggered 2012 and found a picture that wasserwerks took of my car at the show



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      05-13-2012 12:28 AM #30
      Looks good! I'm in for some solid progress
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      05-16-2012 02:43 PM #31
      little update:

      Oil return line is on and motor is ready for drop in!



      excuse the chopped downpipe (custom one is being made)
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      when will the motor be dropped in??
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      05-16-2012 03:17 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by db3ck View Post
      when will the motor be dropped in??
      Sat or sun hopefully. going to pull the motor, subframe, harness, and misc things out on friday
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      05-17-2012 03:39 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaIIIridinglow View Post
      little update:

      Oil return line is on and motor is ready for drop in!



      excuse the chopped downpipe (custom one is being made)
      Sorry but I must tell u something,I see a mistake because the tube must not be dull in the oil for the oil return must be on the block.When oil are being accumulated in the oil pipe and oil is not being able to return to the crankcase oil in the crankcase will erupt on these seals on turbine. Sorry on my bed english

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      05-18-2012 12:16 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by ledeni09 View Post
      Sorry but I must tell u something,I see a mistake because the tube must not be dull in the oil for the oil return must be on the block.When oil are being accumulated in the oil pipe and oil is not being able to return to the crankcase oil in the crankcase will erupt on these seals on turbine. Sorry on my bed english
      thank you for the advice ill have to look into that a bit further
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