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    1. 02-10-2020 04:52 PM #42776
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI's View Post
      Now I am confused if its for TSI or FSI, TSI has the bolt for the pulley the FSI uses bolts.
      I've read a ton of posts where it takes 10 replies before someone finally makes a distinction between the harmonic balancer bolts





      and the crankshaft gear/pulley bolt(singular) and then I go and do the same thing. My bad......

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      02-10-2020 05:20 PM #42777
      Quote Originally Posted by XavierNusum View Post
      Thanks fellas for jumping all over this! I get the best info from you two! Let me clarify since my original question was a bit fuzzy. I will be doing a TB/WP soon and I want to know what size 12pt wrench to hold the crankshaft when removing the harmonic balancer bolts? I'm hesitant to plan on just using my 18V impact because I've read so many horror stories of stripping the bolts in the HB pulley. I also want to be prepared if I find a leaking crank seal and have to remove the crankshaft bolt to install the new one.



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      FSI Crankshaft Toothed Belt Gear bolt should be 19MM
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    4. 02-10-2020 05:29 PM #42778
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI's View Post
      FSI Crankshaft Toothed Belt Gear bolt should 19MM
      Thanks GTI's!!

      Asking the correct question usually expedites the correct answer! LOL

    5. 02-11-2020 11:15 PM #42779
      Went for the Audi style rear valance. I think it looks killer And candied out my headlight switch trim.

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    6. 02-11-2020 11:28 PM #42780
      That looks slick!!! Well done!


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    7. 02-12-2020 01:14 AM #42781
      Quote Originally Posted by XavierNusum View Post
      That looks slick!!! Well done!


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      Thanks...sneak peak

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      02-12-2020 03:43 PM #42782
      More real estate for my daughter to write her initials in



      As I was painfully taking off the old material, I was regretting it. There were no signs of degradation of the foam, like on the actual headliner... There is this batting under the foam which makes for more prep work; 1.5 hours to be exact. It's done now, but would have been fine to just cover over old material I think. I've seen others have the sunshade material fail, so maybe it's a case of "...better safe than sorry"

    9. 02-12-2020 05:36 PM #42783
      Looks good bro!!! I had serious sunshade issues with my mk4 beetle so it’s probably and ounce of prevention.

      Good news note, got an alert from ecs that my ordered shipped with the trunk pop, so hopefully yours is also on its way.


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      02-12-2020 05:52 PM #42784
      Quote Originally Posted by XavierNusum View Post
      Looks good bro!!! I had serious sunshade issues with my mk4 beetle so it’s probably and ounce of prevention.

      Good news note, got an alert from ecs that my ordered shipped with the trunk pop, so hopefully yours is also on its way.


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      Awesome, thanks for the heads up! Yeah, I got the confirmation also. I ordered mine before the holidays... kinda worked out that I wasn't able to actually drive the car much at all since then lol -broken hatch struts are a major inconvenience, to say the least! The price went up since, but it's still discounted

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      02-12-2020 05:55 PM #42785
      And candied out my headlight switch trim.
      Looks sharp, planning on using the candy red elsewhere?

    12. 02-12-2020 06:45 PM #42786
      Yeah I missed out when it was sub $70, kicking myself, but still a decent price. I also ordered an OBDeleven so hopefully I can code with that.


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      02-12-2020 07:06 PM #42787
      These two items and $700 in downpipe parts and another $500 in labor. I need to find a new guy to do work I don't want to do, tired of my car smelling after it's on his shop.

      Check engine light came on and car started miss firing after exhaust work this morning. Turned car off and started it back up runs fine cel still on. This weekend going to try and code flash to pass highbeam one more time as a cheap fix instead of new headlights.
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      02-12-2020 08:58 PM #42788
      Quote Originally Posted by XavierNusum View Post
      Yeah I missed out when it was sub $70, kicking myself, but still a decent price. I also ordered an OBDeleven so hopefully I can code with that.


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      If possible please take some pics of the gas lifts manufacture label/info from that ECS kit. Lets see if they upgraded or changed manufacture again in an effort to fix the cold weather lift issue. Over five years ago the lifts came from a company called SuSpa under part number C16-32019 built to ECS specs.

    15. 02-12-2020 09:07 PM #42789
      Quote Originally Posted by JCMaler View Post
      Looks sharp, planning on using the candy red elsewhere?
      now u got me thinkin.

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    16. 02-12-2020 09:21 PM #42790
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI's View Post
      If possible please take some pics of the gas lifts manufacture label/info from that ECS kit. Lets see if they upgraded or changed manufacture again in an effort to fix the cold weather lift issue. Over five years ago the lifts came from a company called SuSpa under part number C16-32019 built to ECS specs.
      Will do!!!


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      02-13-2020 11:39 AM #42791
      Not just TODAY, but over the last week or so....

      Timing belt kit with water pump
      Spark Plugs
      DSG Service
      HPFP follower
      Oil change and tire rotate
      Turbo
      Turbo Diverter Valve
      Thermostat
      Hollowed out pre-cat because it was 90% clogged thanks to the turbo

      God I am so glad I am done with this car...

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      02-13-2020 11:44 AM #42792
      God I am so glad I am done with this car...
      ^I know that feeling! Now I'm mostly smiles driving it w/ those nagging maintenance headaches behind me... there's always something else I should fix tho

      Quote Originally Posted by XavierNusum View Post
      Will do!!!


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      Mine are supposed to be here tomorrow ... ... ...

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      02-13-2020 12:42 PM #42793
      Quote Originally Posted by JCMaler View Post
      ^I know that feeling! Now I'm mostly smiles driving it w/ those nagging maintenance headaches behind me... there's always something else I should fix tho
      Ohh yeah. There's still more to do....

      Headlight restoration, control arm bushings, hood strut, shocks and struts, ...

      This last week was just what it needed to get back on the road.

      It's a neverending battle with a 12 year old 150k mile car.

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      02-13-2020 01:11 PM #42794
      Quote Originally Posted by fixmy59bug View Post
      Ohh yeah. There's still more to do....

      Headlight restoration, control arm bushings, hood strut, shocks and struts, ...

      This last week was just what it needed to get back on the road.

      It's a neverending battle with a 12 year old 150k mile car.
      I feel you 14 years and just rolled 238,000 miles on the way to work this morning! But swapped a 2012 Golf R motor in back in July of 2018 so it runs pretty well. But there is always something that needs to be done. Dog bone mount bolt sheared most recently had to replace the radiator, ac lines from that.

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      Just like that!

    21. 02-13-2020 01:33 PM #42795
      Quote Originally Posted by fixmy59bug View Post

      It's a neverending battle with a 12 year old 150k mile car.

      Man I hear you!!! Pretty copy and paste your list and that’s what I got coming. TStat already done, PITA!

      Next is TB/WP, HPFP, CAM follower, N80 (stupid fuel cap warnings).

      Once my wallet recovers, motor mounts and suspension, both are shot right now!



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    22. 02-13-2020 01:34 PM #42796
      Quote Originally Posted by JCMaler View Post
      ^I know that feeling! Now I'm mostly smiles driving it w/ those nagging maintenance headaches behind me... there's always something else I should fix tho



      Mine are supposed to be here tomorrow ... ... ...
      Sweet!!! Mine will be here Monday, actually probably Tuesday!


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      02-14-2020 02:39 PM #42797
      Quote Originally Posted by fixmy59bug View Post
      Ohh yeah. There's still more to do....

      It's a neverending battle with a 12 year old 150k mile car.
      Either I'm extremely lucky, or this is the big difference between the turbo motors and the naturally aspirated motors. My Rabbit is 13 years old now, with 195k miles. The only things I've done to it in the last year are an oil change and the rear brake pads+rotors.

      Here's to hoping that everything works out well for you guys, and that I find myself in a faster car soon enough!

      Cheers!

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      02-15-2020 02:57 PM #42798
      Good news bad news.

      Bad: rear brakes need a refresher for various reasons. Left rear e brake doesn't work and pads are low. Right side is leaking fluid from back side of caliper where the e brake lever is.

      Good news finally figured out how to code the headlights so it has bi xenon lights without the shutter and use flash to pass bulbs for highbeam. No more messing around with broken projector now!

      Quick vacuum of interior.

      Won't be bringing my car to the local shop to me anymore he broke some little plastic bits for the oem intake system. Along with other issues (smokes in his shop). I tried helping the little guy but no more not worth it.

      The new downpipe the same guy above installed the larger cat now rubs on my shifter cables....

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    25. 02-15-2020 08:29 PM #42799
      Cleaned her up


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    26. 02-16-2020 04:28 PM #42800
      Went Fahrenheit yellow with my secret Sauce With aquamarine pearl white pearl gold pearl and some amethyst so I guess it's not really a secret anymore lol but I think it looks cool I'm happy with it and I change my radiator hoses the silicone red. Still just gotta fix the bumper AGAIN. I ****ed it up my bw was sloppy.

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