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    Thread: Going German FTW?

    1. Member _a2coupe2a_'s Avatar
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      10-06-2012 01:14 AM #36
      in case you were curious...

      drivers seat srd . pass seat lx-b


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      10-06-2012 01:52 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by _a2coupe2a_ View Post
      in case you were curious...

      drivers seat srd . pass seat lx-b
      I was actually, thanks! Much appreciated

      reminds me, I need to fix the driver's side seat. Same problem that the evo x recaros with the seat fabric pulling out of the harness holes.

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      10-06-2012 09:54 AM #38
      very nice interior too, damn you got a good deal, i've always loved the recaro velour interior and they're rare in good shape watching the progress

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      10-06-2012 07:08 PM #39
      were in ny did u get this car?
      Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
      I can't wait to do it up right! I'm planning on tearing out all of the dead Aktiv stuff (there's a reason I didn't take interior pics yet, lol) and rewiring some new speakers in after I get the basics finished up. Body work for fenders, hood, and roof this winter. Only minor body work, but the car is entirely rust free so I want it to look as great on the shiny side
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      Do work.
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      10-06-2012 09:33 PM #40
      Near Albany. It was on CL for all of a day, lol.

      Found some rust on one jacking point today, need to scrape the undercoating and clean that up before it gets worse. Replaced my rear motor mount and swapped in a new header. Didn't get much else done because my brother stuffed his mk2 into some trees and totaled it.

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      10-08-2012 10:10 AM #41
      Got it all back together yesterday afternoon. Replaced the bad tie rod end and still have the suspension clunk. I think it's the LCA bushings, the ball joint seemed tight. Gotta drive more to see if I fixed the coolant issue. The exhaust doesn't leak anymore, seems to run kinda rich still, might need to replace a temp sensor.

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      10-10-2012 01:34 AM #42
      I still had coolant disappearing, so I swapped in a new water pump and t-stat. The old t-stat flange was warped, so I swapped in a metal one. I hope this cures it



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      10-12-2012 07:07 PM #43
      Blah, still have coolant leak somewhere on the front of the engine. Time to swap a ton of hoses that I just had apart, all with awful spring clamps.

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      10-13-2012 08:06 PM #44
      Not sure. Found the leak anyway, didn't take a pic though. One of the hoses to the oil cooler must have been disturbed when I was doing the work on the water pump, because it's leaking like crazy.

      On a better note... I fixed my awful headlights! The original owner had installed H4 housings but never did the wiring correctly, so the high beam and ground wires were swapped. Fixed it and now my headlights are MUCH brighter. Swapped out my power steering belt for a new one, so now I no longer have chirpy belts. I also fixed my dome light. It was corroded internally, and the door switches were bad. I swapped in the switches from my brother's crashed Golf and it now works perfectly.

      What's left of my brother's Golf...





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      10-13-2012 11:14 PM #45
      Just awful!

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      10-14-2012 12:20 AM #46
      Yeah, he's found a candidate to replace it though, so that's good. Just needs to get 100% healthy again so he can tear this one down.

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      10-15-2012 09:20 PM #47
      Went to climb in my car to go to work and the seat was halfway reclined. Crap.



      Replaced the foam rubber bits with a couple foam donuts from a new stack of CD blanks.

      Got home from class and adjusted my headlights... Not bad at all for being Autopal lights, nearly as good as my brother's Hellas.


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      10-18-2012 12:11 AM #48
      So, the O2 sensor... It should cycle at idle, right? I get a steady .8 volts at idle Never seen an O2 sensor fail like this, but at least it was a recently installed O2 sensor, so it should come out easily.

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      10-20-2012 01:55 AM #49
      Cat is completely gutted... Damn it. The O2 sensor was crossthreaded, thankfully it destroyed the O2 sensor and not the bung. Had to chase out the threads using a spark plug thread chaser, lol. Worked from inside the cat and cleaned up the threads nicely. Tore off everything on the front of the engine again to replace the coolant lines. I officially hate spring clamps on hoses.

      Random pics from the other day:






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      10-25-2012 10:20 PM #50
      Got my car back from inspection finally. Damn door molding fell off. At least I can finally drive it.

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      10-27-2012 08:24 PM #51
      Finished swapping a friend's clutch in his 16v swapped Jetta. Not sure if my coolant leak went away, level was low but I guess it's burping itself... I hope. I spent a few hours today fixing all of my body trim. All black now, looks fantastic.








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      11-04-2012 07:18 PM #52
      I managed to blow up both oil pressure sensors today... First one blew up and coated the underside of the car and the entire back of the car, as well as the engine bay. Fixed it and did an oil change, went to the car wash to degrease the engine bay and the bottom of my car, cleaned up really well. Went out and took some quick pics of my car. Got home and the second sensor was blown up. Awesome.

      Video of the failure of the first sensor.


      Pics I took today (don't mind the water lol):







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      11-04-2012 09:34 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
      If those are your low beams and the car's nose isn't much higher than the rear for this picture, your lights are aimed much, much too high. If you've already corrected it, sorry I saw this pic and had to write something.

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      11-04-2012 10:06 PM #54
      My car was on a hill. Headlights are aimed properly

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      11-04-2012 10:33 PM #55
      Word.

      Your car looks good.

    21. 11-06-2012 02:18 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by gdoggmoney View Post
      There's been too much butt sniffing before this dog fight.
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      11-09-2012 09:39 PM #57
      New metal coolant flange, hurray!




      Hopefully this is the last of the leaking coolant...



      Wow, brand new flange a few weeks ago, warped already:


      Even more craptastic flange. This is terrible quality:

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      11-11-2012 09:32 PM #58
      Long weekend... Fixed the antenna (it was broken off at the base), fixed the vapor barriers (no more leaks, woot), recovered the headliner (yay, no more sag), wired in a radio and door speakers (yay, music) and fixed a lot of rattles.






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      12-01-2012 04:37 PM #59
      I was having some issues with the ECU sporadically pulling timing so I swapped in a new knock sensor a couple of days ago, and found this....

      Oil cap:


      Really clean cam:


      Crankcase breather:


      Back to driving the truck for a couple weeks.

      Good news though... This is on the way!


      Gasket set + some extras are on their way as well

      Since the car's down I tore apart the heater box and repaired the blend doors today. I have blistering heat now, woot.





      Before anyone asks, I have no clue why the screws are there, but everything works so I'm leaving them alone.

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      12-01-2012 07:41 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
      Before anyone asks, I have no clue why the screws are there, but everything works so I'm leaving them alone.
      They're supposed to be there. I'm about to aluminum-tape my heater doors too! Glad to hear that tape alone is enough, most people use the foam but I have no idea how they do it!

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      12-01-2012 10:13 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Hombre3000 View Post
      They're supposed to be there. I'm about to aluminum-tape my heater doors too! Glad to hear that tape alone is enough, most people use the foam but I have no idea how they do it!
      They really just screwed in some chintzy screws at a wonky angle? Go VW. If you take it apart I guess you could use foam. It was hard enough getting to the back of the doors with the stiff metal tape.

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      12-05-2012 08:39 PM #62






      1.8 16V head with Autotech Sport Cams. All cleaned up and ready to drop on. Got a new oil cooler, and a bunch of other bits to go on at the same time. Going to clean up the intake manifold and valve cover and paint them up, they should look fantastic. Can't wait for this weekend!

    28. 12-05-2012 10:03 PM #63
      Cars coming along great duder! Keep up the good work
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      There's been too much butt sniffing before this dog fight.
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      12-09-2012 07:51 PM #64
      All cleaned up:


      Not bad for 161k:




      New oil cooler:


      Head on:






      All wrapped up:




      The power increase is noticeable, to say the least, haha. Better bay pics and videos coming later.

      A big shoutout to my brother, Trainboy414, for handling the painting of the manifold and valve cover.

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      12-09-2012 08:01 PM #65
      looks good and is plenty fast LOL

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      12-12-2012 11:56 PM #67
      #3 rod bearing was toast. #2 was down to the copper. #2 main looks decent, #4 main looks decent. It has new style main bearings for sure, replaced recently-ish. I have two rod bearings left to go, and three mains to check. I'm waiting on parts I didn't order/found damaged. My new rear motor mount is trash, one of the bolt holes stripped out because I didn't loctite the bolt in and it vibrated loose. Woops.

      The two rod bearings I've replaced are well within spec now, no journal damage that will affect anything. Super stoked about that

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      12-15-2012 06:43 PM #68
      #3 main


      Hans @ Ground Zero Performance got me new main bearings in a day, thanks Hans! Mains and rods are done. Installed the windage tray and new oil pump baffle. Packed the oil pump with assembly lube to help it prime. Started it up and it had a knock and was running rough... First thought was "oh sh*t" then the lifter pumped up and it smoothed out and idled away better than ever. Gave it a few revs and there's no noise

      I'm going to take it easy for a hundred miles or so, then I'll let 'er rip. Good vids will be incoming, probably over winter break

    34. 12-15-2012 07:07 PM #69
      Taking it easy is no good on break in. Rings seat better when you pound the snot out of it.
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      12-15-2012 07:18 PM #70
      Doesn't have new rings, or I'd go beat the hell out of it right now. No point in new rings when compression was so good, and no oil consumption.

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