Posting this for a friend third hand, so it will take a while to answer any questions. His son's car, away at college and possibly has to come home.
" He said his transmission started making a weird noise based off axle rotation (as best as I could get from him) and was leaking transmission...
03 beetle parts car, stage 4 complete, Seattle, $1000
front end damage.
X-man GT1749VC based hybrid
PD150 intake and race pipe
Buzzken 2.5 turbo back with resonator
3 BAR MAP
Kerma DLC 764 nozzles
Malone stage 4 tune
South bend stage II endurance clutch and flywheel
It will start and run, but...
Wrecked the 03, with stage 4+ tune and parts in it. We have an 02 and my question is, will the ECM drop in there OK ?
We may be getting a different car, so I could keep the 02 and junk/part out the 03.
It has 190k miles on the original pump. Recent filter change.
It's been at Malone stage 4 + with 764s and a 17/22 and the little bits for 20k. Great fun :)
I could get a hard vapor lock on it if I stood on it before it was completely warmed up.
Now it has a dead pedal when cold, that improves...
I pulled all the bulbs and sockets, and removed the trailer wiring harness. With nothing plugged in or hooked up it blows a fuse instantly. I looked at the immediate wiring but have not crawled in too deep yet.
instrument lights, dimmer, and heater illumination works fine, right side running...
I have started the personalization on my Beetle :D
The rounded dash and steering column parts have a nice OEM look, but are not good for new radios, little doodads like a scangauge, etc.
I had it velcroed to the top of the column, but it obscured the fuel and tach, and I had to reach behind it...
Here weeeee go! I got a blinded by a Malone 1.5 tune, and stumbled down the slope :P
I ordered a 1749VC hybrid, so that is on the way.
euro PD150 manifold
DLC 1019 nozzles?
2.5" turbo back exhaust?
3 BAR Map
Tune to taste
Wafflling back and forth between Race pipe and the Malone dynamic EGR...
I know SBC makes great parts and has great customer service, so we can get that out of the way.
My goals are a daily driver with no more than ~170 HP/ mid 200's on torque.
A LUK DMF kit is less than $400, and I can't get near the SBC stuff for less than 500 plus turning my old Sachs DMF...
It is totally drivable, but according to my other car and my friend with a '00 beetle there is something slightly amiss.
I have a scangauge but no VCDS yet.
Car has 148K and has had all the services done at the dealer by the previous owner.
One thing he suggested was possibly a problem with...
If I run through the gears hard it has a serious 'hole' till it gets boost going. Under normal driving it is not noticeable.
I got it used with 145K miles, and have not pulled or inspected the intake yet. I wonder if that is a good symptom of a plugged up intake, it lacks volume till it gets...