Got a bit of a late start tonight. Been trying to do other things or tend to other areas other than getting my hands slopped up with axle grease and connecting the inner CV Joints. I absolutely despise axle grease. It gets everywhere and I find myself ruining shop towels or going through an abnormal […]
Read more "Minor Progress. Minor Holding Pattern – 07.29.013"
Well, against better judgement I needed to at least attempt to get the motor in by myself to see if its possible. So time to get to it. With the motor all ready, I got it rigged up to he hoist and got everything in line and ready to go. I broke out the fancy […]
Read more "Ain’t Nothin’ To It But To Do It – 07.28.013"
Nearing the home stretch and there’s only a few more things to tackle. So lets not waste time. After deciding against the exhaust header and using the OEM header instead, the only thing left on the other side was bolt up the intake header, throw on a couple belts and ensure all the hose fittings […]
Read more "Home Stretch is Right Around the Corner – 07.27.013"
With the clutch on the only thing left was to get the transmission attached. What a complete pain it turned out to be. Precise alignment was needed and in doing so, I found that I had to remove the flange for the drive shaft. A bit out of the way, but after 2.5hrs it was […]
Read more "Are Single Arm Transmission Rows A Viable Workout? – 07.27.013"
After years of caked on grease, oil, road grime, and so on, the transmission in my car was near (if not, indefinitely) black. And greasy to the touch. A can of heavy duty Foamy Engine Bright would surely change that. Made sure to seal up any connections and whatnot then went at it. Let it […]
Read more "In The Clutch… No, Seriously – 07.25.013"
VAG has some really ‘special’ tools and/or really sick humor in that some of their access to bolts/nuts/etc are in absurdly tight spaces. So much so, that even specialty bits prove to be too large… Or even the bolt it precisely the length of the space needed, WITHOUT the bit to tighten/loosen it from its […]
Read more "Two Heavy Trannys – 07.25.013"
“Wheres your car at?” “Its over here… And over here. Some of its over there. And the rest is on that shelf over there” “…” Motors out and sitting next to its replacement, so its time to start swapping things over. A crucial part of this is ensuring everything swaps over correctly. Its basically a […]
Read more "10mm, 13mm, 17mm, T25 and M12… The Bits That Saved VAG – 07.23.013"