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PostSubject: Volkswagen GTI    Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:02 am

EDIT*** LED swapped interior lighting

hey Everyone so my Project was a 2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6, i bought the car from some dude up in Grand Rapids, MI that shipped it up from Tennessee, so the cars under body is still in really good condition, but i also bought the car knowing that it needed to be fixed right away, so i did some research online on how to do it, and thinking it was going to be a easy one week job, but after looking over and over on how to do it, i finally realized that the transmission needed to be removed, then i dropped my jaw, so after removing my transmission and the timing covers, i then saw all my guide rails were broke, and they were flopping all around the engine, so i then thought to my self there must be little pieces that dropped in the oil pan, so i remove my oil pan and collect all the pieces of my upper and lower guide rails, and look at them in pity, and say to myself how could plastic be indestructible (Volkswagon claimed the guide rails were going to be an indestructible lifetime item in the engine) so with me having the 12v VR6 and half a year off from the 24v, my engine didnt have a recall on the guide rails, so i had to buy all the parts myself and do the install myself, knowing it was going to take a whole lot longer then expected, and believe it or not it did, 2.5 weeks later the car was finally finished, after buying all my own tools, from knowing that i was in the presence of a instructor who only owns American cars, i didnt even bother to ask him for the tools i needed. many tools later, and many parts later, i started up my Volkswagen to find out my starter motor wasnt pulling out, so i take the starter off dry up the internals, reinstall the starter motor, waiting to hear a vroom, and then it finally came, with the smell of old gasoline, shooting out from the exhaust pipe, my face reacted in the same way a kid did on Christmas day , it was a huge accomplishment for me, i brought an engine back to life that hadnt been running for a while, i then finally drive the car back home, and after letting it sit for an hour, go to start it back up, finding out i cant put it into gear, my clutch wasnt disengaging, so then my once cheerful childish face, went right back to the face of defeat, i wasnt smart enough for the Germans, anyway here is my car as of now, i hope you enjoy the pics. Smile



















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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:12 am

So what was the stated problem with the car when you bought it? I assume you got some great deal buying a car that didn't run...
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:13 am

Awesome! Car looks good, hopefully you can get it clutching(?) by Saturday and hopefully I can get my Gti by Sat so I can get some sick scraper rolling shots
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:24 am

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Awesome! Car looks good, hopefully you can get it clutching(?) by Saturday and hopefully I can get my Gti by Sat so I can get some sick scraper rolling shots
haha i would be so pleased to get my car clutching by Saturday
and Phil, i got my car for $3500 with it not running, and i already spent 800 buying tools and parts, and im not even close to being done with my car, but the guide rails broke, its a supposedly indestructible plastic piece and is supposed to run for the lifetime of the engine, Volkswagon soon found out that the piece brakes every 115k miles, and they then put a recall on the piece for the 2002 24v models, mine is a 2001.5, so i dont get the recall
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:21 pm

just got my Motives Brake Bleeder in the mail today, so hopefully this will resolve my Clutch issue and get me on the road!
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:55 pm

Update**** dropping the transmission, also new secret project may be coming my way Surprised Surprised Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:00 pm

Dani, wanna come over this weekend and try out your new power bleeder with my brakes lol?
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:03 pm

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Dani, wanna come over this weekend and try out your new power bleeder with my brakes lol?
you need to do brakes? you flushing your system with new fluid? if not and your just trying to get air out if you have air in, you will need about 2 quarts of brake fluid, it pushes the old stuff out and puts the new clean stuff in Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:39 pm

Yeah I'm doing my rears this saturday. I have everything except a bleeder/dot4 brake fluid. I was looking into that just now and then I saw that you got one. Do you wanna "practice" with my car lol?
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:43 pm

ill see, you going to the BBQ on saturday?
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:44 pm

yeah i'll be there.
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:52 pm

what fluid do you plan on using? i would recommend going to the Merc dealership and get fluid from them, it should mix right into what ever you have in there now, thats what i did, i just went to the Audi/VW dealership and got 2 cans at $9 a piece
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:14 pm

Good idea, I was just gonna go to Oreillys or something, but thats a good though. Thanks man.
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:28 am

realjwin wrote:
Good idea, I was just gonna go to Oreillys or something, but thats a good though. Thanks man.
Any Dot 4 will work just fine. If you do want fluid from the dealership let me know, should be able to get you a decent discount.
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:50 am

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realjwin wrote:
Good idea, I was just gonna go to Oreillys or something, but thats a good though. Thanks man.
Any Dot 4 will work just fine. If you do want fluid from the dealership let me know, should be able to get you a decent discount.
but still you shouldnt need to bleed your rear brakes unless your sure you have air in them
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:47 pm

Yeah, but that fluid has been in there for 11 years. I think it's time for a change.
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:05 am

Well that actually makes sense, do you know how to change brake fluid?
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:45 am

It's more of a flush so u will need a lot of fluid. Some people just open bleeders and pull fluid out through the master cylinder until u see new fluid. I have used a machine once but that was in 2006 with my focus lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:25 pm

thanks to the help and motivation from Nick aka Wallace on the Forums, i finally dropped the transmission and quickly discovered the problem, i didnt take nicks suggestion when first installing the car to locktite the bolts, so they came loose on my drive home, which appears to have burned the shit out of my Clutch, so project VR6 is back in business, and will order some new parts saturday
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:29 pm

got my clutch in, and got my Flywheel refinished, now we begin the install as soon as the stretch bolts come in for my flywheel
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:08 pm

got my parts in today, i will begin the disassemble process on Monday


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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:45 am

Hows the install going?

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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:55 am

i wont begin till Tuesday, im doing it in the shop, to save myself from frostbite
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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:27 am

well since my car is always in some form of needing maintenance, i snapped some pics, of its current state, let me knpw what you think of the pics, Nick i hope you use some of these for the new Fendego Site





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PostSubject: Re: Volkswagen GTI    Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:13 am

Hell yea, I like that first one!

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