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Old July 11th, 2018, 19:50   #91
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Wow 😮 nice going ! Fascinating thread
Thanks I'm hoping to have some more updates in the next couple of weeks.
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Old July 25th, 2018, 22:26   #92
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Nothing to crazy to post up, but I figure I might as add some more pictures to this thread.

Relocation of the battery is complete with the wires ran to the back of the car.


And last, but not least the rear bumper is back on the car and to fit the swan neck a little bit of trimming had to be done.


The goal now is to have the car finished for an August 27th track day at Road America.
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Old August 11th, 2018, 15:10   #93
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Well good news bad news situation. I might as well start with the bad news...As I had been posting my car has been at Trudell Performance in Green Bay, WI and earlier this week I made to decision to move my car to VL Performance in Appleton. I had finally had enough of the guys at Trudell not getting enough done with the car to make my August 27th track day.

The shop manager at Trudell kept on making promises that certain things would get done and then he told me that he got offered the opportunity to own a different shop in 1.5-2 years, so he left Trudell only giving them 4 days notice. He told me that he would be moving my car to the new shop that started at and he would finish it there. That was in the middle of July, so when I went down there at the end of July for a doctor's appointment and stopped by his new shop. When I got out of my van, I started looking for my car, only to find out it hadn't been moved so I went back to Trudell's' to see what, if any progress had been made. The only real progress that had been made is they re-installed the bumper cover after they installed the hitch. If that's the only thing they could get done in 2 weeks, I knew I needed to rescue my car and take it elsewhere.

With my dad's help he was able to pick it up from Trudell with all the parts and interior loaded in the car he headed to Appleton to drop the car at VL Performance. Right away he meet the shop manager there who helped bring everything in and inventory what was there. Since I couldn't make it down there, the shop manager gave me a call to discuss what needed to be done still and I also told him about all the stuff Trudell had done, so they could double check their work. Overall just from our phone conversation I got a much better feeling about moving my car to VL Performance, so a big thank you to Kevinski4 for recommending them as a shop.

The tubular control arms I ordered from Euro Epic Tuning showed up and they look amazing. I'm probably going to hold off on installing them till this winter, since I don't wanna play with my current settings at the end of the season.

Here's how they look in black powdercoat.


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Old August 19th, 2018, 21:50   #94
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I'll start off by saying the guys at VL Performance (VLP) have been phenomenal to work with so far and gone beyond my expectations. After realizing the poor quality of welds used on the roll cage and mounting plates, they completely removed the cage and mounting plates. VLP sent me pictures with how $#!tty of a job Trudell did when prepping the sheet metal in the car for the plates to be welded to them. Apparently rather than use a wire wheel or something of that nature, Trudell used a grinder to prep the metal, causing the sheet metal to be so thin in spots you could see the light from a flashlight pass through.

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So the guys at VLP went and made custom mounting points for the cage to attach to.








As you can see there's a huge difference the quality of work.
Which makes me very happy that I changed shops and I'm still kicking myself for not moving the car to VLP way back in the middle May when Trudell missed my track day deadline. Lesson learned and now I know where I'll be going in the future for any custom work.

Especially, since here are the "high quality" welds that Trudell layed down.


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Sucks the one shop gave you the run around and the funny business... but glad you got it in good hands and back moving in the right direction!!! Just remember, canít rush a good thing how much more stuff you got before youíre back on the track?


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Yeah, I'm trying to be patient, but I was really hoping the car would have been done back in the start of May. Especially since I dropped the car off at the end of December 2017!

The car needs to have the cage completely re-done, the trans had to be pulled due to the reverse gear issue, and then the sound deadening and interior car go back in.


Well with the RTDI out of commission right now, I decided we might as well take my decently modified Jetta to the track instead. So we hooked onto the trailer I had Blizzard make for me so I could take tools, tires, jack, spare parts, and most importantly my wheelchair to different events in the area.

So if you're in the market for a quality aluminum trailer and you live in the eastern part of the US or Canada look no further than http://www.blizzardmfg.com/









And of course my dog thought he should be the center of attention.
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Yeah patience is definitely a virtue hopefully it wonít be too much backtracking before you get it back together thatís a wicked looking Jetta you got there as well... Trailer looks really nice lol Skittles photobombing at the end


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Yeah, patience is a virtue, but when you drop your car off at a shop in the middle of December and give them a deadline of the end of April which would give them 2 extra weeks to shake the car down before my May 12th track day. I figured close to 5 months would be plenty of time to complete the car, but they weren't even close. They missed that deadline and I had to finally take the car somewhere else at the end of July because hardly anything got done in 2 months.

Thanks for the complement on the Jetta. My original plan was to use my Jetta as my track car until I purchased the RTDI and with all the upgrades done to the RTDI it only made sense to take that to the track to have fun in.

I've been super happy purchasing that trailer to get my chair, spare wheels, tools, jack, cooler, and everything else that we need at the track.

Yep, it seems like Skittles is always making his way into my photos.

I finally have another update on the car. The cage is in its final stages with the harness bar is welded in and getting painted.
After the paint dries, then the interior can go back in and look like a completed car again, but with a half cage installed for safety.





Then to make sure the car doesn't burn down in an electrical fire they're going to clean up this mess of wires.


With any luck, I'll have my car back on Friday.
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Things are in the final stages with my car. The cage is completed and the interior of the car is going in. Just the seats need to get installed and I had to ship them the accordion hose that goes between the airbox and turbo inlet pipe.









Here's the last piece of the puzzle to get the engine fired up.
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Roll cage looks nice! like the color too glad itís looking like a car again hehe sucks about the just needed the intake hose... you got my kinda luck


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Thanks! Yeah, the roll cage looks phenomenal and I'm really glad I went with the Cardinal Blue color for the cage versus the black that I had in mind at the beginning of this build.

I hope that the interior doesn't have to come out of the car for a really long time.

It's pretty frustrating that an 8" section of intake tubing is what's preventing the car from being driven around. Whiskey81Tango, you and I must be a lot a like, since without bad luck, we'd have no luck at all. haha

I'll post up when the car is running and everything is back in the car.
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S.O.S. Calling all cars! I'm planning on picking up my car tomorrow, but the shop has a Code P0226 that appeared when they started the car and they couldn't clear it.
Here's what they emailed me:
"I chatted with our techs about the issues with your throttle. We have a code P0226 for a Throttle Pedal Position Implausible Signal. As of right now we can press the pedal down with no results. We took the pedal assembly apart to clean the contacts re-installed and we are still having the same issues. When we first got your car Casey mentioned that the carpet was completely wet. We've had your car inside at our shop the entire time. It is possible that there is some issue that moisture got in somewhere where it shouldn't have."

I'm planning on bringing my other ECU and VCDS cord with tomorrow to see if replacing the ECU does it or trying to clear the code a few times would do the trick.

The weird part is my dad was able to start it and drive it onto the trailer 2 months ago when it was moved from the old shop to the new one.

If you have any suggestions please feel free to post them, as I'd really like to get my car home tomorrow if at all possible. TIA.
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I'm in a bit of a predicament, when I looked up the replacement accelerator pedal, I found out that there are two different part numbers as far as replacements. A 6Q1 721 503 M which is for the R32 and then there's a 6Q1 721 503 L which is for all MKIV TDIs.

My question is which one should I order?
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It was working prior wasnít it? This is the one from YouTube ? Best I can tell the ďaccelerator position senderĒ (102) is ran solo... just goes from and to the ECU. As far as which one idk I personally would order the TDI one due to the ECU would match it. although itís the same number of wires itís totally different internally on the gas motors (35) still solo with ECU


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It was working prior wasnít it? This is the one from YouTube ? Best I can tell the ďaccelerator position senderĒ (102) is ran solo... just goes from and to the ECU. As far as which one idk I personally would order the TDI one due to the ECU would match it. although itís the same number of wires itís totally different internally on the gas motors (35) still solo with ECU

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Yeah, it was working 2 months ago when it was dropped off. Granted the carpet was pretty damp in the driver's footwell when I got the car, but I figured it would dry out over time since the car would be sitting inside at all times.
So maybe that has something to do with it...

Just to play it safe, I'll probably have them remove the accelerator pedal and have them let me know what part number is on the one they remove and just re-order that one. If I had to guess which one was in the car, I'd guess the 6Q1 721 503 M from the R32.
I guess I'll find out on Monday and I can let you guys know which one it was.
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