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Old December 22nd, 2018, 20:46   #121
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Hate I wasn’t able to come, was awful weather in SC as well... glad it held up and made it back in one piece hehe “liked” the videos as always hopefully next year I can make it if you’ll be there.

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I can't blame you for not making the trip to come and check out the car on Saturday with it raining as hard as it was. I think I spent 20% of my time in my car, another 70% in our van, and 10% outside while we were at the track. It just did not wanna let up for most of the day and for the time it wasn't full on raining it was misting out and that was about the only time I felt comfortable exploring the paddock a little bit.

I appreciate the "likes" on the videos. I have one more video that you can "like" too. I finally got the dyno clip, so I decided to upload that. I just wish there was another angle, but I can't complain too much, since they were nice enough to take this clip for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNDRvAYP5cI

I'd like to make it down there next year if everything falls into place and the car is running like it's supposed to.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 20:17   #122
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After the 2 track days at Road Atlanta and seeing the amount of soot built up on the back of the car, I decided to look into ceramic coating my to make cleaning the car after each track day quite a bit easier. I initially thought about going with one of the "over the counter" spray solutions you do yourself. I did some research and wasn't overly impressed with what I read about most of them, so I called around and found a guy in our area that does ceramic coating.
Since we live in a tourism based area, the guy offers off season pricing compared to what he normally would charge in the spring, summer, and fall. After chatting with him about why I wanted my car coated, he came up with an option that should work great and is guaranteed for 3 years and since my car doesn't get driven in the winter or sit outside, the coating could last 4 or 5 years.

So if you're in the North-East Wisconsin area and wanna have your car ceramic coated with IGL products, look Christopher up. https://www.facebook.com/doorcountyautospa/
https://pinnacleautospa.net/
https://iglcoatingsusa.com/

Here are some before and after pics of my car.








Here are the after pics.










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It's been a while since I updated my thread, but I've made some progress on the car over the past week to get the car ready for a HPDE at Road America tomorrow.

First thing that got taken care of was getting rid of the ugly yellowed headlights and to replace them with a set of LED headlights from VX Tuning. The reason I went with the LED over a set of HIDs is that on HIDs you have the rear cover protruding to accommodate for the projector and it interferes with the cold air intake on the car. Whereas the LED headlights have an almost factory like back cover.
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Here are a few other pictures of the headlights. Sadly we didn't take any pictures after the bumper was on because it took more time than we thought it would due to one of the upper bumper bolts seizing and having to be drilled out.






Then it was onto making sure the brakes were up to the task of the high speeds we'll see at Road America. As you can see from the brake pads, they wouldn't make it one lap, let alone (6) 20 minute sessions.








So I went with G-Loc brake pads. I'm going to be running their R12 up front and the R10 in the back. To help those out running the same/similar brake setup as me, the part numbers for the pads are GP460-R12 for the Racing Brake fronts and GP340-R10 for the stock rear caliper on the 04 R32.

Unfortunately no install pics, but I will comment on the poor fitment of the G-Loc brake pads. On all of the front pads the backing plate had to either be filed or a grinder taken to it to get it to fit properly. Otherwise they would have been to tight in the caliper and may not have worked 100% like they're supposed to. The backs weren't quite as bad, but some still needed filing to fit correctly in the caliper.

One thing we noticed at Road Atlanta was an oil slick running from under the car on Saturday when it rained all day. I didn't think much of it at the time with all of the soot that was stuck to the back of the car and possibility of some diesel getting spilled when filling the car up with some 5 gallon diesel jugs.

Then when we dropped the skid plate we noticed a decent amount of oil on the skid plate. My friend cleaned up the underside of the car, so we could determine where the oil was leaking from. My friend started the car and used the lift to get it up in the air, so we could inspect the underside of the car and low and behold, there was oil coming out of the return line for the turbo. Not really thinking much of it I ordered a new return line think it would bolt right up, only to realize that it was about 1/2" to long.
Sadly I didn't get any pictures showing that the factory return line was too long, but I did get a picture of the custom return line that's made from the ends of the old return line and the correct size and length of fuel line that should be able to withstand the temperature and the oil running through it. To hold everything together my friend ended up using universal CV boot clamps that he had laying around and so far so good on not having an oil leak at the return line.


If you've made this far my future plans are to tweak the Malone tune, since we had a few limp mode issues on track, probably due to the gasket that was installed incorrectly between the downpipe and turbine exit. Then down the line, it would be great to get the tubular control arms installed. I'm sure there will be other things that come up as the season goes on.
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We had a great 1st session out on the track, the car ran amazing the brakes were fully bed in around lap 3 or 4 and man did they do their job at slowing us down. With the car being mostly a track car, I went with a set of G-Loc R12s in front and a set of R10s in the rear(per the suggestion of G-Loc). It was amazing how well the pads performed once they were bed in. I sure was glad that my car is equipped with harnesses, otherwise I would have been kissing the windshield.

Sadly after we pulled off after session one we noticed a slight exhaust leak coming from the manifold. I thought that with the stage 8 hardware installed and a fresh exhaust gasket installed that the exhaust leak wouldn't rear its' ugly head, but apparently it came back to ruin my track day. We tried going out for 2 more sessions, but it only got worse with each session, so I decided it was best to call it a day and live to fight another day.

So if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix a leaking exhaust manifold, I'm all ears. I will say that I plan on taking the manifold to a machine shop to have them shave a couple thousandths off to ensure that the manifold is 100% flat and that it's not warped. I also plan on spraying the new exhaust gasket with some liquid copper gasket or try the paste that comes in a tube.

Anyway, here are some pictures from the track day and a few of my favorites from the Throttlestop that's in downtown Elkhart Lake that every car/motorcycle guy should visit if given the opportunity.











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Here are some of my favorites from Throttlestop
















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We figured out where the exhaust leak was coming from last Sunday when my friend helped drop the engine out of the car, so we could get better access at the turbo, exhaust manifold, intake manifold, and downpipe. There's really no other way to get access to everything with how tight everything is in there with the bevel box and driveshaft for the AWD setup.

After the engine was out of the engine bay, we could see that the exhaust leak was coming from the connection between the exhaust manifold and the turbo. Apparently the idiots at Trudell Performance used the same fiber style gasket as what was used in between the cylinder head and exhaust manifold and to make matters worse the bolts weren't very tight, so as soon as the gasket blew out, the turbo could rock back and forth on the exhaust manifold.

So this time, since I can be more involved with what replacement parts are going to be used, I have a really good feeling that I won't have to deal with anymore exhaust leaks. In case anyone out there ends up finding my thread here are the new metal gaskets that I will be using.
Audi GTB2260VK Gaskets
Metal Exhaust manifold gasket --->https://www.idparts.com/vw-exhaust-m...39d-p-984.html

While the exhaust manifold was out of the car we checked the manifold flange with a straight edge and found that it was slightly warped, so I was able to find a machine shop in Green Bay that was able to machine the flange completely flat again, so this should prevent any issues with the exhaust leaking out between the cylinder head and exhaust manifold.
I then sent the exhaust manifold out to get ceramic coated to hopefully help keep underhood temp down a little bit further and maybe it will help the turbo to spool sooner, since the shop that's doing the ceramic coating does the outside and the inside of exhaust manifolds.
The turbo is getting upgraded from the original GTB2260VK to a GTB2262VKLR to have a faster spooling turbo that will flow a little bit better on the top end.

Here are some pictures of the engine pulled out of the car.










I'll try and get some more pictures along the way when we start putting things back together.
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It's now time to start putting things together now that we have 99.9% of the parts needed to re-install the exhaust manifold, turbo, and downpipe back onto the engine and get the engine where it belongs in the engine bay.

I decided while the engine was out that some improvements needed to be made. So I sent the turbo to http://www.turbo-upgrade.com/ to have them turn my GTB2260VK into a GTB2262VKLR with an 11 blade CW.


Unfortunately the exhaust studs got bent during shipping, but good thing it's an easy fix.


Laying out the parts that we're gonna need to start reassembling the turbo and exhaust manifold setup along with some Vibra Technics competition motor mounts laying in the background. https://www.vibra-technics.com/


Then to help reduce under hood temps, I sent out the exhaust manifold to be ceramic coated at https://www.performancecoatings.com/ after I had the flange that mates up to the cylinder head machined flat. It came out pretty darn nice looking and I'm hoping it performs as good as it looks.


Then for anyone out there looking for the water return line part number for the GTB2260VKLR, here it is.


I'm hoping that we can start putting things together this coming weekend and wrap it up in 2 weeks, so we can run some logs to adjust the tune for the GTB2262VKLR. I'll try and take some pictures as we go for those that are interested in hooking up the watercooling part of their turbo.
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We made a little bit more progress this past week with figuring out how we're going to run the oil and water lines going to and from the turbo. We also figured out a way to support the turbo, but I don't have any pictures of our idea yet. That will come in the next update after the brace is built and installed.

I'll do my best to describe our line routing until we have it installed and can take pictures of what we're doing. We're waiting on the custom SS braided lines to come in on Thursday.

I purchased the Garrett GTB2260VKLR Water & Oil fitting kit from Darkside to mount onto the turbo. https://www.darksidedevelopments.co....-fittings.html
We marked which hole was which, since we kept on forgetting.


We're going to reuse the original oil feed that was used with the GTB2260VK.
Now the oil return line is a different story... with the turbo being so close to the block we would have a tough time using the supplied barb and the fitting that goes to the block, so we decided to think outside of the box and remove the oil return plug that screws into the block. Instead we're gonna run a M18x1.5 banjo bolt kit that has a 6AN fitting on the end.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Banjo-Bolt-...72.m2749.l2649
On the turbo side we had to use an adapter that went from the 1/4" BSPT to a 6AN nipple and then we'll run a 10"(12"OAL) SS braided hose between the two with a nice gentle 180 bend.
I got that adapter and a few other from Titan Fittings, since they were usually the only ones that had what I needed, plus they were in SS which is always a plus in my book. Part number SS-9011-06-04 Then we're going to attach a 90 degree swivel to make the bend easier on the SS oil return line. 90 degree swivel Titan part number SS-6500-06-06

Onto the water cooling... for the coolant feed we're gonna take advantage of the EGR cooler fitting that's capped off at the moment.


We're gonna run a 5/8" hose to a 90 degree elbow that has 1/2 NPT on the other end.https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and then we're gonna use a reducer to get that down to 4AN Titan Fittings part number SS-2405-04-08 We'll then connect a 26" (29"OAL) SS braided hose with 4AN on one end with a 20 degree angle 10mm banjo fitting on the other end. We had to have the hoses custom made at https://www.batinc.net/ and they were fantastic to work with. Similar to this hose that we found on Amazon AN-3 26" long SS braid hose ST X 20* banjo 3/8"-10M NC

With space being so tight between the turbine and compressor housings we decided to go with banjo bolts with a torx head on it versus a regular socket. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Lastly the coolant return...putting it simply we're going to cut the end off of the supplied MB return pipe and silver solder on a barb. We'll then run a 3/8" ID hose to a T-fitting that's spliced into the coolant return line that goes to the coolant ball. This is the T-fitting we're going to use. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

To play it safe we're gonna install some DEI Heat Sheath over all of the lines to prevent them from getting to hot and/or melting. https://designengineering.com/heat-s...ized-sleeving/

Here's a few more pictures of our progress with the turbo for those that don't like to read.


Hopefully with this gasket/ hi temp loctite/ and copper nuts an exhaust leak won't form here.
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Made some more progress on the car today.

We got the Epic Euro Tuning tubular control arms installed today.








Then we got the Vibra Technics competition level motor mounts installed and it's a good thing we did because one of the motor mounts was broken.




Here's the broken motor mount.


And here's a short video of the broken motor mount: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LZ1BtBKQjo
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