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Old 11-09-2011, 11:57 AM   #29
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I was quoted $700 for the k04 & intercooler install

I decided to do it myself and its not that bad of a job. its very time consuming. i didnt remove my half shaft and pulled the turbo out from the top. it took about 6.5hours and that included a trip to the hardware store to buy a 6mm allen that i could cut to get the heat shield off. i would also suggest going to a autoparts store and getting their tripple square(xzn bolt) set and cut them just short enough to get a pair of vice grips to hold.

Also in the DIY i read it said all 3 bolts holding the heat shield were 6mm which turned out not to be the case. i spent about 45 mins trying to get the thing off and the middle bolt(plug) ended up being a 5.5mm. you shouldnt have that problem since the DIY i read was for a mk5 tsi.

heres the diy i went by http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140633
you do not have to cut the heat shield like the op from the diy did he didnt put the plugs in the right place on the k04
Good stuff. Thats the exact DIY i was going to use. Any other points of insight? I have the XZN bits from Autozone and they are super long. I might cut them in half to throw a ratcheting wrench on there to aid in the process. As far as tools go, anything special needed? I have an assortment of deep well and short sockets, but any in particular that I need? I was seeing that some special allen sockets might be needed.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:20 PM   #30
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Good stuff. Thats the exact DIY i was going to use. Any other points of insight? I have the XZN bits from Autozone and they are super long. I might cut them in half to throw a ratcheting wrench on there to aid in the process. As far as tools go, anything special needed? I have an assortment of deep well and short sockets, but any in particular that I need? I was seeing that some special allen sockets might be needed.
nothing really special other than the XZN bits, i also got mine from autozone and cut them almost all the way down and left about 1/2' of the hex head. its a very very tight fit for the banjo next to the fire wall. if you have a 6mm allen socket that would probably help, but i cut the L off so i had the rounded head incase i needed to use it at a weird angle. for the Oetiker clamp i just used regular pilars to calmp it down and they worked fine
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nothing really special other than the XZN bits, i also got mine from autozone and cut them almost all the way down and left about 1/2' of the hex head. its a very very tight fit for the banjo next to the fire wall. if you have a 6mm allen socket that would probably help, but i cut the L off so i had the rounded head incase i needed to use it at a weird angle. for the Oetiker clamp i just used regular pilars to calmp it down and they worked fine
What type of coolant did you use and where did you get it?
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:36 PM   #32
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What type of coolant did you use and where did you get it?
you can only use g12 coolant from vw. just go to your vw dealer and ask for it or get it from ecs
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ing/ES1878309/

also i didnt drain my coolant from the car, just when i removed the coolant banjo going to the turbo i put a bucket under the line and let it drain into that.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:26 PM   #33
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ECS Future Purchase:
- REV D Valve
- Tiguan Pipe
- Oil Kit (Lubro Moly + Filter)
- Coolant (OEM G12)
- Subframe Bolt Kit (Might as well while I'm down there, its been bothering me lately)

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I have all the tools I believe....anything else?
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:43 PM   #34
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ECS Future Purchase:
- REV D Valve
- Tiguan Pipe
- Oil Kit (Lubro Moly + Filter)
- Coolant (OEM G12)
- Subframe Bolt Kit (Might as well while I'm down there, its been bothering me lately)

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I have all the tools I believe....anything else?
Instead of the REV D valve, maybe consider the Forge DV, not to be confused with the Forge BOV. The diverter valve holds a lot more boost and will be less prone to fluttering than an OEM diverter valve.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:50 PM   #35
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Instead of the REV D valve, maybe consider the Forge DV, not to be confused with the Forge BOV. The diverter valve holds a lot more boost and will be less prone to fluttering than an OEM diverter valve.
The REV D valve is bulletproof. For years MKV'ers have been using it on BT applications with no isses whatsoever. Plus its cheaper.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:28 AM   #36
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Counting down the days. I feel like a kid who cant unwrap presents until Christmas day! Not even that ONE you get to open on Christmas EVE!!!!

Some pics to help pass the next 2 weeks. (Install is aimed for Dec 3rd. Black Friday wasnt going to cut it, according to the wife and other 50 members of the family lol)

366hp 380ftlbs sitting there.............
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:17 PM   #38
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Man your going to be an ol' pro now with a coil over install and K04 install under your belt. Looking forward to seeing more pics.... don't do any more leg presses on this one though. hehe.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:08 PM   #39
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Can you take a Pic inside the exhaust side to show the turbine wheel? I just want to see how much bigger it is to K04.
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Can you take a Pic inside the exhaust side to show the turbine wheel? I just want to see how much bigger it is to K04.
Bigger than K04? It IS a K04 turbo.
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I thought the APR stg 3 used a GT28 but now actually paying attention I now see your sig you changed it to K04. Did I miss something between you winning the Stg 3 and now or was it always a K04 and I miss understood?
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I thought the APR stg 3 used a GT28 but now actually paying attention I now see your sig you changed it to K04. Did I miss something between you winning the Stg 3 and now or was it always a K04 and I miss understood?
like in your sig....
original post will catch you up.
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