What did you do to your car today?

Farfromovin

Torque Addict
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Location
Ventura, CA
TDI
03 Golf 2dr- PD150 6m
Finally fabbed up a turbo support bracket for my 2260vk and last week re-fit my downpipe and finished up my 3" turbo back. Also tweaked my vnt stop a bit. Seems to spool up better, and finally the vibrations are at a reasonable level inside the cabin!
Which mounts you running? Estimated power levels?
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
TDI
'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
Really. Low power is part of the fun. It's nice to bumble around it it at low revs or have to keep it above 5000 RPM to get any reasonable speed out of it.
 

DieselRacer

banned
Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Location
AZ-NV
TDI
BMW Advanced Diesel...2011 BMW 335d
Running bfi stage 1 all around. Figure power is about 225 right now but the firads have way more fuel to go. I'm only on the 4th revision on the tune.
How do you like the trans and engine mount, I have the dogbone mount now from bfi and wanted to upgrade to at least a stage 1trans mount...
 

oldpoopie

Vendor
Joined
May 14, 2001
Location
Portland Oregon
TDI
2001 golf gl, 2006 jetta, 1981 ALH swapped rabbit pickup, 1998 beetle
How do you like the trans and engine mount, I have the dogbone mount now from bfi and wanted to upgrade to at least a stage 1trans mount...
They transmit a fair amount of vibrations in my 13 year old car, but the driveline is quite solid.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
TDI
'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
I'd been getting a whiff of oil smell in the cabin of IBW after high boost runs, didn't know where it was coming from, but the CCV puck and hose to the intake were all oily. At a guru's suggestion I replaced the CCV puck tonight. Drove the car about 25 miles, got it on full boost a few times, no smell or visible leaks. Just when I thought it was valve guides or blowby. I don't have a final verdict yet but this is promising.
 

Thomas83

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Location
Ontario, CA
TDI
'02 TDI Golf 5-spd
Washed her, added 15hp with stickers, replaced the side fender lights with ones that won't leak, and changed the cabin filter.




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Sotam123

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2011
Location
QC, Montreal
TDI
MK4 ALH & AJM
Made holes in my firewall for my clutch master b4 tdi braket..was sooo much simpler than what i tought..

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Farfromovin

Torque Addict
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Location
Ventura, CA
TDI
03 Golf 2dr- PD150 6m
They transmit a fair amount of vibrations in my 13 year old car, but the driveline is quite solid.
That's how I feel. I got a rattle on the inside of the top dash vent area. It only rattles 50% of the time, and that's with a 1050 rpm idle.

Today I finished out my SS mods with the Forge S2S shifter. It's just a stock arm slotted with a new pin you can bolt in place. Couldn't get it to work at the shortest range so I had to come up 1/4" or so for the transition between 5th and 6th to be right.
 

MikeS_18

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 18, 2005
Location
Bow, NH
TDI
'03 Jetta Wagon, '13 Passat SE, '64 Ford Econoline
lol, all us guys in the north are like "whose engine compartment looks that clean in April! What the heck!"
 

Sotam123

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2011
Location
QC, Montreal
TDI
MK4 ALH & AJM
repaired 3 of the 4 brake lines i had to cut(they were seized into the oem master cylinder..) mocked them up on a scrap mk3 brake booster&master i had..ill be putting the restored passat booster and master this weekend and bleed the brakes in the same time..

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Digital Corpus

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Mar 14, 2008
Location
Ontario, California
TDI
'97 B4 w/ 236K mi body, 46K mi soul
Small laundry list:
  • Prepped the downpipe for its final two welds
  • Took a page out of the MK IV book and put a heat shield from a junked 1.8T on the firewall over the brake line ;)
  • Experimented in polishing the headlights' Laminex cover. Now that I know the best results, it should only take about 15-200 min to refinish them in the future. Best results were
    • P800 wet sand
    • P1000 wet sand
    • P1500 wet sand
    • Novus 3 for a couple minutes of hand polishing
    • Novus 2 for a couple minutes of hand polishing
  • Tonight I'll re-align them given that I measured out the setup last night
  • Replaced the driver's mirror with a convex & aspherical mirror from Latvia
    • That included soldering on new terminations to the wires since the others had nearly rusted off.
 

sparks1

Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Location
Minnesota USA
TDI
03 Jetta, auto, Stage 1 Malone
Struts and shocks today. Easier than I thought, harder on the passenger side. Much better now. Clunking from strut bearing being frozen with rust is now gone. Alignment on Monday.
 

Farfromovin

Torque Addict
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Location
Ventura, CA
TDI
03 Golf 2dr- PD150 6m
Took some Craftsman toolbox foam, about 1"x12", and wedged it between the dash and windshield. My redneck engineering completely eliminated a horrendous dash/dash vent rattle from the BFI mounts.
 

Thomas83

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Location
Ontario, CA
TDI
'02 TDI Golf 5-spd
Small laundry list:
  • Prepped the downpipe for its final two welds
  • Took a page out of the MK IV book and put a heat shield from a junked 1.8T on the firewall over the brake line ;)
  • Experimented in polishing the headlights' Laminex cover. Now that I know the best results, it should only take about 15-200 min to refinish them in the future. Best results were
    • P800 wet sand
    • P1000 wet sand
    • P1500 wet sand
    • Novus 3 for a couple minutes of hand polishing
    • Novus 2 for a couple minutes of hand polishing
  • Tonight I'll re-align them given that I measured out the setup last night
  • Replaced the driver's mirror with a convex & aspherical mirror from Latvia
    • That included soldering on new terminations to the wires since the others had nearly rusted off.

200 min? Wow...


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Sotam123

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2011
Location
QC, Montreal
TDI
MK4 ALH & AJM
Installed the b4 tdi pedal cluster, put the steering column back on, fixed the bad brake lines and fillay bleeded the whole system.
Cant wait to have the engine in..

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Fix_Until_Broke

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 8, 2004
Location
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA
TDI
03 Jetta, 03 TT TDI
Finally did something besides drive it!! I removed my old rusty hood release pull and installed a new stainless steel version so I shouldn't have to worry about it rusting out again.
Really high tech :)



The rusty one is a piece of steel welding wire and the new one is a piece of stainless welding wire - nothing but the best for this machine :p.
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Thomas83

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Location
Ontario, CA
TDI
'02 TDI Golf 5-spd
Started pulling bulbs to double check part numbers to start converting everything to LED. curious if I can find a super bright Red LED for the DRL.


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