VWVortex.com - My Brilliant Timeline
Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 678910
    Results 226 to 248 of 248

    Thread: My Brilliant Timeline

    1. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      04-25-2020 09:00 PM #226
      Had a guy at work weld on the -12AN oil drain fitting to my oil pan.





      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    2. Remove Advertisements

      Advertisements
       

    3. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      04-27-2020 09:41 PM #227
      More parts have arrived. Porsche Cayenne 17z front and rears, Treadstone TR18 intercooler and I picked up my parts from having powdercoated.











      A little bit of flake in the powder just to give it a little extra something, and it matches the cold side of my turbo.
      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    4. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      04-29-2020 12:58 PM #228
      Dowel Pinned the crank gear yesterday, waiting on an ARP bolt to finish it off.



      Got the JHM solid shifter and bushing set installed and cleaned up the rods and and shifter from years of dirt and grime. Rods have quite a bit of corrosion.



      Pressed out the wheel bearings so I can take the spindles and subframe to get powdercoated. Had to cut the wheel speed sensors as they were ceased into the spindle.



      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    5. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      04-30-2020 05:01 PM #229
      Since Im going to be running the rear Cayenne brakes on the A4, Wilwood MC4 mechanical e brakes were needed. Waiting on the brackets from Vosh Mods, V70R front rotors, B7 S4 rear rotors and pads.



      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    6. Member
      Join Date
      Nov 15th, 2011
      Location
      Orefield, Pennsylvania
      Posts
      871
      Vehicles
      Audi A4 B5 1.8T
      05-02-2020 11:40 AM #230
      I actually just bought those same braided brake lines and fittings except I'm relocating my abs module to where the battery usually goes.
      Looks like the parts are flowing in, excited to see it up and running.
      Homegrown Garage Est. 2013

    7. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      05-04-2020 10:06 PM #231
      034 Motorsport billet subframe bushings are finally installed. That was a bitch.







      Now to load it up along with the front spindles and sway bar and drop them off to get powdercoated.
      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    8. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      05-12-2020 05:42 AM #232
      Cat 3658 cams have been put on order. This should be the last major part of orders to be made, then its just little stuff to be done.
      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    9. Member blind's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 26th, 1999
      Location
      KY
      Posts
      463
      05-12-2020 04:42 PM #233
      You doing any other head work? springs, retainers, valves?

    10. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      05-12-2020 10:07 PM #234
      Quote Originally Posted by blind View Post
      You doing any other head work? springs, retainers, valves?

      Just upgrading to Ferrea exhaust valves, all new seals and guides from Integrated Engineering for now.
      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    11. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      05-16-2020 02:42 PM #235
      Was hoping to have all of my head parts this week and drop them off the machine shop Thursday or yesterday, but USPS for whatever reason held everything hostage for 3 days. Exhaust valves and seals arrived yesterday, guides arrived this morning. I now have to wait another week for a day off to drop everything off. From what I can think of, I lack oil feed and drain lines/fittings and Ive decided to just run new fuel lines from the tank to the engine.

      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    12. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      05-29-2020 03:43 PM #236
      The Voshmods 300mm rear brake kit arrived this morning and I got right to work on test fitting everything.








      Before with the B5 S4 rear brakes



      After with Brembo 4 piston and Willwood e-brake







      Only problem I have ran into so far, the wheel spokes sit right against the Brembo caliper, even with a 5mm spacer that I have been running. Im going to see about running some 8mm spacers, as I believe Ive only got room for about 10mm before my tire rubs the fender.

      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    13. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      06-09-2020 03:17 PM #237
      Got the front subframe mounted back up (what a pain in the ass that was), along with the engine mount brackets and sway bar. I currently have the wheel bearings in the freezer waiting to go back into the spindles. Hoping I can get the front suspension bolted back up today. I need to mock up the front Brembos and see how everything works out with them.

      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    14. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      06-09-2020 09:02 PM #238
      Threw some paint on the rear calipers after I finally got the rear wheels spaced out comfortably enough to clear them. I went with blue to get a little bit of a pop behind the LM's. I got the wheel bearings and hubs installed today as well, but I need a step bit to clearance the openings of the V70R rotors, so I can see how the fronts are going to sit before I paint them.

      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    15. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      06-10-2020 04:52 PM #239
      Got the front suspension hung today, havent torqued anything down yet. Bolted up the Apikol 17z brackets and caliper to get an idea. I havent decided if Im going to run washers on the caliper to bracket bolts or mill the mounting ears of the caliper down to mount the bracket bolts. Still need to open up the lug holes of the rotor. I also noticed the caliper hits the lower rear control when turning the spindle.







      The gap in between the caliper ears and head of the caliper bracket to spindle bolts.

      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    16. Member Jettaboy1884's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 20th, 2004
      Location
      North, NJ
      Posts
      7,456
      Vehicles
      '97 A4 12v & '17 Honda Fit Base - 6-speed
      06-10-2020 05:55 PM #240
      Very nice progress, I'll definitely be following.

      I'm curious what your impressions will be of the solid shift bushings. I am pretty sure mine are shot and will likely go with the JHM.

      Also curious: Have you considered at all removing the false firewall / raintray? It's obviously there for a reason, but I'm curious what (if any) drawbacks would be to removing it? I know that on a Mk1 / Mk2 VW the raintray provides fresh air to the HVAC, and removing the it allows hot (and potentially contaminated) engine air into the HVAC system. I really haven't had the time to poke around my B5 and figure that out. With the V6 motors, having that extra space in the rear would be fantastic...

    17. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      06-10-2020 06:32 PM #241
      Thanks. Ive never thought about removing it, but have seen people do so, especially with doing V8 swaps. I like it for the fact that its hiding the brake booster, ecu and my brake proportioning valve. Later on, it will also hide the fuel lines when I decided to reroute them through the shock tower behind the false fire wall and come out right above the trans. I just like the look of a clean, shaved bay.
      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    18. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      06-12-2020 09:32 PM #242
      Worked on the A4 more today. I went back and put Loctite on all of the bolts for the rear brake setup, installed the rear Brembos with new pads, Stop Tech lines, Powerstop pads and R1 Concept rotors. 10mm wheel spacers from Black Forest Industries to space the LM's from hitting the caliper. I then moved on to the fronts and where I ran into some problems. When I bought the Volvo V70R rotors, I completely missed the part where the spindles needed shaved down in 2 spots to clear the rotor. Once I shaved the spindles, the bolts to mount the Apikol brackets were too long and hitting the rotor, so I had to cut them down. I was told I would need to mill the ears down on the 17z caliper to clear the bracket bolt head to let it sit flush, my fix is just going to run 2mm thick washers between the caliper and bracket, because the clear the bolt head and the rotor is pretty center inside of the caliper.






      The 2 spots on the spindle that need ground down to clear the V70R rotors





      Rotor fairly centered in the caliper

      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    19. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      06-14-2020 04:08 PM #243
      Finally got the the correct size washers to use with the caliper bolts so I dont have to mill the tabs. I used a 5mm spacer for the front wheel, but I believe I could get away with a 3mm. Only problem I have ran into is the caliper hitting the wheel weights, when I get new ones, I may have to move them closer to the face of the wheel.



      The clearance inside of the barrel to the caliper is tight



      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    20. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      06-16-2020 12:35 PM #244
      Cat Cams arrived today. Still waiting on my head to be finished and I can drop these in along with new cam seals, cam chain tensioner and gasket.

      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    21. Member blind's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 26th, 1999
      Location
      KY
      Posts
      463
      09-16-2020 07:17 PM #245
      Making any progress?

    22. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      09-18-2020 09:21 AM #246
      3 months and no update. Progress has stopped on the car for a bit as I bought a house. The machine shop has yet to finish the head, so that has stopped any further progress on the engine. I am now planning to drop the rear subframe and refresh all of the bushings that I can, powder coat the subframe, clean everything up and run AN fuel lines from the rear to front.


      The house with a detached 3 car garage






      First time the A4 has ever been on a trailer



      Garage already packed and somewhat organized

      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    23. Member blind's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 26th, 1999
      Location
      KY
      Posts
      463
      09-19-2020 06:46 AM #247
      Nice. You'll be surprised how quickly it'll fill up. Super envious of the stove.
      Enclose the carport and you'll have another 1 car garage.

    24. Member xdewaynex's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2009
      Location
      Danville, Ky
      Posts
      728
      Vehicles
      98.5 Audi A4 1.8TQM, 09 BMW 328xi
      09-19-2020 06:09 PM #248
      Thanks man. I plan on moving the stove back a little closer to the chimney since its brick and give me a bit more room in front of it. Ill have more room once my friend gets his garage built and moves his Mustang out of there. A lot more room than I really need, but its nice.
      1998.5 A4 1.8TQM / FrankenTurbo F4H-L / C2 Motorsports Tuning
      2009 BMW 328xi

    Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 678910

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    vwvortex.com is an independent Volkswagen enthusiast website owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. Content on vwvortex.com is generated by its users. vwvortex.com is not in any way affiliated with Volkswagen AG.