Well, it really has been a busy few weeks.
An exhaust manifold to turbo stud snapped due to a worn out rear engine mount which meant that the cylinder head had to come off (again!) to get access to it.
While i was at it i stripped the engine bay loom out and removed all of the loom tape, cleaned every single wire, replaced many of the amp plugs, repaired many worn out old cables, integrated an uprated headlight loom into the cars original loom, rewired the injector loom with all new plugs
Fitted a bump steer kit.
Ball joint extenders and tie rod end flip bushes.
Fitted some ap racing 4 pot stoppers a few weeks ago also.
A very tight fit behind 16" brock b2's, not even room for wheel balance weights. Cant wait to get my 17" RC's back from the refurbisher.
Today i removed my Jabbasport turbo exhaust manifold due to it blowing and the car being down on power.
This is what i found...
6 years of abuse lol. Apparently the first manifolds that they made were low nickel content and prone to cracking.
Anyway, I bought a new manifold from Jabba (£505! ouch) It has higher nickel content and an updated design, Oh and i have a few other parts to go on while im at it.
Piper 260/260 cam. (BP270H)
Piper vernier pulley.
Did some prep work on my new summer wheels to get them ready for a refurb on Monday.
BBS RC, 17" x 7", 4 x 100, custom spigot rings, 15mm front spacers, 20mm rear spacers, 4 new genuine center rings, nuts and badges. 4 new tyres.
I also have some extra badges on order that have the bbs logo in silver with the carbon background and also some bbs short stainless valves.
I had the old tyres removed so i could then sand and file the curb rash out that was done by the previous owner.
Past few days:
Dropped the subframe and gave it a damn good clean.
Fitted some powerflexed wishbones.
I stripped down my leaking steering rack and rebuilt it with all new seals, greased it up and fitted new genuine vw rack boots and uj boot (no vw specific tools were required for the rebuild!)
Also fitted a powerflex steering rack mount.
Flushed steering system out with new vw fluid and filled up with new vw steering fluid.
Re-fitted subframe, rack and wishbones. (car on axle sta
Saturday: Clocked, built up and fitted a new IHI turbo charger. (IHI VF22 hot side, IHI VF34 cold side)
On the way home from this years inters the old turbo blew its oil seals and shortly after destroyed its bearings which resulted in one jammed turbo, lots of smoke and oil dripping from the tail pipe, luckily i was only 19 miles from home. On closer inspection of the turbo last week it turns out that when Jabbasport did the conversion they did not fit an oil feed restrictor which is requir
Polished my eibach strut brace up.
FItted bonnet bra to my carbon bonnet, had to drill 3 tiny holes into the fibreglass frame to fix the bra hooks into. :eek:
The reason for bra is that i had a incident on Monday with a square lump of rubber about the size of a fist bouncing up the fast lane of the M5. A car was on my tail and there were cars to the left so i could not take avoiding action. I collected it on the front lip of the bonnet whilst doing 70mph :censored: Bonnet survived but
Fitted an eibach alloy front strut brace 8)
Struggled and swore a few times taking off the nuts from my old brace. Ended up taking the front shocks off for better access.
Fitted a pair of late front fogs (gleaming mint condition pair, cheers asdf) also fitted some sonar clear late indicators. I just need to get some tinted lamin-x for them all now to match the headlights and to protect them, they are a also a bit bling against the tined headlights.
Fitted a vibratechnics gearbox m
Fitted some genuine VR6 front top mounts, bearings and top plates.
Wired my audi LED needles to come on with the ignition.
Fitted an audi red led ciggy lighter (cheers Supercharged Junkie)
Fitted an Audi R8 oil filler cap.
Replaced my smoked EL auto-gauge oil pressure, boost and volt gauges with smoked EL auto-gauge oil temp, oil pressure and boost (cheers Supercharged Junkie)
My existing gauges only had a 45 degree sweep on the needles so were hard to read. The new ones ha
Fitted late style headlight glass to the headlights complete with brand new plastic surrounds and smoked lamin-x. (Many thanks StormchargedVR6)
Removed eyebrow spoiler.
Fitted my wideband gauge into the drivers side air vent.
After owning the car for over two years i finally decided to scrape off the Nürburgring track sticker from the back of the car that was stuck on by the last owner. Polished up area where the sticker was with some t-cut.
My old fluro orange painted corrado needles with a uv cold cathode lamp above... (soon for sale)
Audi l.e.d. needles fitted.
The needles are not as bright and glowing as the picture looks as i took the pic in low light and its the best my camera could manage :shaking:
To fit these i had to cut the centre white illuminated ring of the ddi's out with a craft razor to allow the led's of belizeanguy's gauges to poke through. I also had to sand a little off the tip of the speedo
Looked at all the dust on the car and decided i couldnt be bothered to clean it again, damn volcano :lol:
Fitted VR6 style carbon fibre bonnet.
Removed my MTX Audio stealth shelf and Fusion component rear speakers (for sale soon) and fitted an orignal corrado black rear parcel shelf and shelf supports with pyle speakers in them.
Fitted red led illuminated needles to the dash gauges.
Many thanks to Chris for meeting me with the above items and a pair of bumpers neatly pac
Over the weekend i fitted some weitecs , my babys recaro seat :thumbleft: and removed my fk's :shock:
5 year old FK AK coilovers! the dampers inside were fine with no leaks.
Picked up some early lights up on eBay for 99p, nearly brand new glass in both and reflectors/bodies/adjusters/surrounds are mint.
Spent the afternoon out in the sunshine cleaning and polishing inside and out.
Removed red and clear in-pro rear lights and fitted some original lights with a red top tint and a high gloss lacquered finish.
Fitted some passat rear door handles and latches (cheers chiller1) and also fitted some genuine vw latch covers.
Really happy with the end results and as a bonus the passat latches have child locks which will come in very handy when my little un is up front.
Removed stock o2 sensor from de-cat pipe and fitted a bosch 4.2 wideband sensor in its place. Wired in wideband controller and gauge. Connected simulated narrowband output from controller to the ecu. Set co pot to roughly 14.7 at idle when the engine is warm. Glad to say that the car seems to be fueling perfectly.
Made some smooth mirrors.
Fixed a problem with the radio and then got carried away and decided to removed all of the factory speaker wires as they are not used anymore. Then decided to rewire and tidy up all of my dash mods as it was like a snakes nest in there.
Replaced doth door membranes.
Sometimes its like corrados know that they need some tlc and let you know. :lol:
Friday, just as i was about to head off on a 50 miles round trip in the hammering rain my windscreen wipers finally gave up. They had been juddering all over the place for more than a year and i just kept putting off fixing them. On inspection today i found that all the linkage joints were dried up and full of dirt, as were the moving parts that the wiper arms connect to. Plus the extra pressure of the lupo w
Autumn is now here and winter is on its way so i got a few things done that ive been putting off for ages.
Fitted a new Gates cambelt kit. Got it from ebay for £14 best offer. here or here
Fitted new ferrodo rear brake pads. (ebc greens fell to bits when i removed them!)
Weather proofed and black detailed rear in-pro lights.
Put my original black detailed headlights back on. (thinking of selling the black angel eyes)
Repaired rear number plate plinth.
Fitted my new 50mm front spoiler (cheers Andy665) as i was sick of my 90mm snow plough digging up the road and scooping up road kill. Bolted on propper now instead of with cable ties and wing and a prayer. :lol:
Replaced rear brake lines with some copper ones. The old lines failed my mot. When i cut the old lines open they were mint with nice thick walls. :mad2:
Replaced outer cv boot after mot guy ripped the old boot apart. :mad2:
Stripped out dash ready for JSB shift lights
Fitted sns 5.5 chip, bosch red 350cc injectors, alloy strut brace, relocated bonnet lifter due to clash with strut brace , re-routed vac lines, re-routed cable harness around drivers side strut top due to re-located bonnet lifter, modified jabba filter shied due to bonnet lifter, relocated dump valve closer to throttle body, taxed car, put 2 new front tyres on.
Need to do the timing tomorrow, took it out earlier and its fueling much better than before = more boost dialed in on the greddy :
Todays completed jobs.
Got busy with the angle grinder and mig welder and knocked up a short shift mod ready for when daves16v polished gear surround arrives. I used newer bushes and a spring taken from a low mileage gear selector. What a difference its made! My gearbox itself is brand new from vw and the short shift makes gear changes deadly accurate and really solid and clicky, unlike the old mechanism. With some careful grinding of the tunnel lip in front of the selector housing to get t