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Old November 16th, 2018, 20:45   #106
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I seem to have the worst luck with the car this year. They figured out what was causing the pedal to not respond and it wasn't either the pedal assembly or the ECU. Low and behold, when the guys at Trudell ran the power wire to relocate the battery to the back of the car, they must have worn a hole in the main harness where it goes through the firewall. Once they saw that there were bare wires exposed on the harness, they soldered them back together and the pedal worked like it was supposed to.

They took the car on a test drive to make sure it would be good to go on the dyno for a few pulls to see what kind of numbers it's making. Only to notice that there was a coolant leak going on. I'm not sure which shop thought it was okay to use RTV/JB Weld to try and seal up a crack in the coolant flange, but that was their fix for the crack and then they used zip ties to hold it in place.

So instead of picking up my car today, they're waiting on a new coolant flange to come in at the dealers and to my surprise the coolant flange was actually off of an ALH engine. I guess I forget that over in Europe they're a year or two ahead of us on the engine or chassis we have in the states. So if anyone else is running a PD150(ARL) from Europe, just remember that no all of the parts will match up with the PD engines we have here.
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...ge/038121132c/

This is a picture of the part that's causing the delay.






The plan now is to pick up the car on Wednesday and start prepping for our trip to Road Atlanta at the end of the month to finally put some laps on it. So if you live near Atlanta and wanna make the trip to Road Atlanta on December 1st or 2nd to see the car in person and what it can do in track, send me a pm, so I can give you my cell phone number.

Here's some more info about the event.
http://nasa-se.com/2018/08/12/santas...sINRiXKIyxxqsY
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Old November 24th, 2018, 21:08   #107
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Well I have some awesome news...I finally have my car back after what seemed like forever between the time it spent at both shops.

VL Performance was great to work with on completing the car and I just wish I had taken the car there right from the get go, but there was no way of knowing that things would go so wrong at Trudell Performance when I dropped the car off there 11 months ago. At least now I know where to go in the future for any projects with either this car or my Jetta.

I don't have any decent pictures of the completed interior yet, since we were running a little behind schedule for getting back to town, so my dad could make his dinner reservations with my mom and some of their friends.

Here's what I have at the moment and I should be able to get some pictures tomorrow. Otherwise I know the guys at VL Performance took some decent ones and they're going to email me those. Plus I'm planning on getting plenty of video and pictures from the track day at Road Atlanta.








Here are the initial dyno numbers. They said the final numbers are higher if anyone wants to take a stab at it.
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Old November 25th, 2018, 08:22   #108
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Looks amazing!!! glad youíre finally reunited marked it on the calendar bout Road Atlanta, Iím not too far away... but no promises


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Old November 27th, 2018, 21:58   #109
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Looks amazing!!! glad youíre finally reunited marked it on the calendar bout Road Atlanta, Iím not too far away... but no promises


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Thanks! The car turned out amazing if I don't say so myself.

Feel free to send me a pm if you're going to make the trip. I can give you my cell phone number.
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Old November 28th, 2018, 07:23   #110
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Love how this is turning out...been following since the start...beautifully done!!!
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Road of Atlanta is just up from my house. Would like to come out and see this beast.
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Love how this is turning out...been following since the start...beautifully done!!!
Thanks for following along with my saga of the ups and downs of my build. It's definitely been frustrating at times when things either took longer than I thought it should or a shop doing shoddy work and causing more problems than they fixed.
Keep on following along, since I've a few more things planned for my car. Granted some of these upgrades might be in a year or two, since I depleted my savings finishing the car.

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Road of Atlanta is just up from my house. Would like to come out and see this beast.
Send me a PM and I'll give you my cell phone number, so you can give me a call to make it easier to track me down.
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