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Old 01-21-2018, 07:07 PM   #71
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Thanks again for the flywheel! So far I'm enjoying the clutch. Just starting to ease in to putting some power through it.

Just checked out your build log updates - the front TTRS brakes look awesome. Very nicely done. Dual caliper setup on the back looks awesome too but I have to ask, why did you decide to do it? If for no reason other than because you can, that's cool too! Any issues with pedal feel running front & rear brakes that big?
I came across the touareg/Cayenne calipers for 50 bucks a piece and I had gotten the mk7 rear perf calipers for a really good price, so the "I did it because I can" and I am running out of mods to do.... HA!

I run the TTRS master cylinder, so it feels great and stopping power is great too!

I think I may jump in the AWD retrofit boat sometime this year, I think....Next best thing after doing that LSD install when I changed the clutch
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I always enjoy reading folks build threads. I think its amazing how people tackle these cars themselves.

The Timing Chain/Tensioner replacement and Rear seal/Clutch replacement is no easy task. Good Job Tackling that yourself

I like messing around with cars have since I had my first car many years ago. For some reason though this GTI scares me. I unfortunately injured my back at work a while ago which limits allot of what I can do now, but even if my back was in good shape, I would be hesitant to do what your doing.

My cars I have had prior to the GTI were much easier to work on. Less plastic bits and less mess under the hood.

So again Bravo for tackling all this yourself, I sub'd to keep track of your progress.


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I came across the touareg/Cayenne calipers for 50 bucks a piece and I had gotten the mk7 rear perf calipers for a really good price, so the "I did it because I can" and I am running out of mods to do.... HA!

I run the TTRS master cylinder, so it feels great and stopping power is great too!

I think I may jump in the AWD retrofit boat sometime this year, I think....Next best thing after doing that LSD install when I changed the clutch
Awesome, that makes quite a brake setup. I'd love to find a used TTRS master for a reasonable price. Best of luck with the AWD retrofit, that seems like quite an undertaking. I'll be following your build. You plan on finding a wrecked donor car?

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I always enjoy reading folks build threads. I think its amazing how people tackle these cars themselves.

The Timing Chain/Tensioner replacement and Rear seal/Clutch replacement is no easy task. Good Job Tackling that yourself

I like messing around with cars have since I had my first car many years ago. For some reason though this GTI scares me. I unfortunately injured my back at work a while ago which limits allot of what I can do now, but even if my back was in good shape, I would be hesitant to do what your doing.

My cars I have had prior to the GTI were much easier to work on. Less plastic bits and less mess under the hood.

So again Bravo for tackling all this yourself, I sub'd to keep track of your progress.


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Thanks for the kind words. This is the first car that I've decided to tackle more than a brake job or similar maintenance. I figure if I can complete the most difficult jobs on this car then I should be able to tackle just about anything in the future on whatever car I decide to own--basically this is a great learning experience.

I've posted as much information as I could for the timing chain and clutch/RMS because I really do think that most people with mechanical inclination and wrenching experience could accomplish them. It takes a lot of research and patience, but the information is out there. Hopefully the information and pictures I've posted give someone the confidence to tackle a job themselves.

Thanks for subbing, I should have some more good stuff for you in the next few months! I'm hoping to do the following big items by Summer:
  • Cobb Accessport & Stratified tune
  • Put on a set of Porsche front brakes (after I repair them that is, I had a very poor experience purchasing the set from a forum member)
  • Vinyl wrap the car--color TBD, but I'm thinking satin orange
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:27 AM   #74
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I too am nervous about working on the GTI. There's a lot of plastic and torque to yield bolts. I have the tools and experience but this car is delicate compared to my other beast.


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Great posts man! The orange/black is a pretty sweet combo
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I too am nervous about working on the GTI. There's a lot of plastic and torque to yield bolts. I have the tools and experience but this car is delicate compared to my other beast.

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Great truck! And killer landscape in the background. Looks like you get out and enjoy it. The truck pairs up to make a nice fleet along with a GTI. The GTI is no doubt a more delicate and intricate car than your truck. I have a buddy with a 90's Taco and his family has an older 4runner. Those things are tough as nails.

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Great posts man! The orange/black is a pretty sweet combo
I agree! My only hesitation is I'm not sure I want to be that "loud" but I think I'm gonna go for it. Here's where I drew my inspiration from:

Forum member GTi OMN 18's matte orange GTI:


This Orange Golf R wrapped by German company SchwabenFolia:
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Great truck! And killer landscape in the background. Looks like you get out and enjoy it. The truck pairs up to make a nice fleet along with a GTI. The GTI is no doubt a more delicate and intricate car than your truck. I have a buddy with a 90's Taco and his family has an older 4runner. Those things are tough as nails.



I agree! My only hesitation is I'm not sure I want to be that "loud" but I think I'm gonna go for it. Here's where I drew my inspiration from:

Forum member GTi OMN 18's matte orange GTI:


This Orange Golf R wrapped by German company SchwabenFolia:
That looks nice!!! I see that bottom car has TTRS calipers..... What exactly happened with the Porsche brakes you got? Are they the 18z/17z calipers? I know a guy that can get calipers pretty cheaply....

I actually kept searching for all 3 part numbers for the TTRS/3.2 TT master cylinder:

8J1-611-021-A
8J1-611-021-C
8J1-611-021-E

I finally found one listed from a junk yard in california as the A vesion, but in the pics it showed 25.4 on the bottom and I knew I had hit the jackpot. $115 shipped to me for the MC and res. You don't really need the booster. They MC on the TTRS is the same as the 3.2l TT they had from 2008-2010.

You can also use the touareg MC with booster for real CHEAP, but you have to make your own hard lines, which isn't too hard:

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108904

This weekend, I am going to be putting on the rear collars to align my rear subframe and I am installing a Rieger gloss black rear Diffuser to replace the one that got damaged when I got rear ended last month.....
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That looks nice!!! I see that bottom car has TTRS calipers..... What exactly happened with the Porsche brakes you got? Are they the 18z/17z calipers? I know a guy that can get calipers pretty cheaply....

I actually kept searching for all 3 part numbers for the TTRS/3.2 TT master cylinder:

8J1-611-021-A
8J1-611-021-C
8J1-611-021-E

I finally found one listed from a junk yard in california as the A vesion, but in the pics it showed 25.4 on the bottom and I knew I had hit the jackpot. $115 shipped to me for the MC and res. You don't really need the booster. They MC on the TTRS is the same as the 3.2l TT they had from 2008-2010.

You can also use the touareg MC with booster for real CHEAP, but you have to make your own hard lines, which isn't too hard:

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108904

This weekend, I am going to be putting on the rear collars to align my rear subframe and I am installing a Rieger gloss black rear Diffuser to replace the one that got damaged when I got rear ended last month.....
Thanks for the info on the MC/Booster setup options. Sounds like you really scored when you found your setup. Persistence and research pays off .

Sucks you got rear ended. Hope insurance covered you and the damage wasn't too bad. Glad you're getting that new diffuser back on! The Rieger piece looks really nice.

I'm dying to do my brake upgrade but have an issue to work out. I purchased a set of Boxster S calipers and brackets, rotors, etc from a guy on these forums. They were partially disassembled so I cleaned em up, bought new seals, pads, etc. When I went to assemble them I saw that one of the bleeder holes in the caliper was stripped. Had to have been done by the previous owner since I hadn't threaded anything in that hole. I contacted the seller and he was acting like he was gonna pay for a replacement caliper...then he basically told me to f*** off, accused me of scamming him, and posted a thread to the forum saying avoid doing business with me.

I went through the whole PayPal dispute and whatnot which took months. Taught me a lot about purchasing things online and being wary. That's finally all sorted out and I got a partial refund but I'm still stuck with a stripped caliper. I think I'm gonna try to helicoil it for the time being and replace the caliper body in the future when I tear the calipers back down to powder coat orange to match my vinyl wrap. That's the plan anyways. I'm certainly open to other suggestions on repairing the threads. I'm worried I won't get the helicoil perfectly straight and the bleeder valve won't seat correctly to make a good seal. I've got nothing to lose though so I'll go for it when I get some time.

Pic of stripped bleeder hole. You can see the few threads left at the bottom. The threads should come all the way to the surface.
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:23 PM   #79
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Thanks for the info on the MC/Booster setup options. Sounds like you really scored when you found your setup. Persistence and research pays off .

Sucks you got rear ended. Hope insurance covered you and the damage wasn't too bad. Glad you're getting that new diffuser back on! The Rieger piece looks really nice.

I'm dying to do my brake upgrade but have an issue to work out. I purchased a set of Boxster S calipers and brackets, rotors, etc from a guy on these forums. They were partially disassembled so I cleaned em up, bought new seals, pads, etc. When I went to assemble them I saw that one of the bleeder holes in the caliper was stripped. Had to have been done by the previous owner since I hadn't threaded anything in that hole. I contacted the seller and he was acting like he was gonna pay for a replacement caliper...then he basically told me to f*** off, accused me of scamming him, and posted a thread to the forum saying avoid doing business with me.

I went through the whole PayPal dispute and whatnot which took months. Taught me a lot about purchasing things online and being wary. That's finally all sorted out and I got a partial refund but I'm still stuck with a stripped caliper. I think I'm gonna try to helicoil it for the time being and replace the caliper body in the future when I tear the calipers back down to powder coat orange to match my vinyl wrap. That's the plan anyways. I'm certainly open to other suggestions on repairing the threads. I'm worried I won't get the helicoil perfectly straight and the bleeder valve won't seat correctly to make a good seal. I've got nothing to lose though so I'll go for it when I get some time.

Pic of stripped bleeder hole. You can see the few threads left at the bottom. The threads should come all the way to the surface.
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Yeah, I definitely got lucky with the new MC. I also have a Touareg MC sitting around here in case I decide to go even bigger, LOL. I think I may have gotten a hold of another TTRS/3.2l TT MC, but I won't know until my buddy ships it to me....


Man, that is total BS about the stripped bleeder threads. I think you can buy one of these fix kits:

https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-13960-...pe=all_reviews

Although this one is m10 so it would need to be a bit bigger threading to dig into the caliper to replace the stripped part. Should be the cheapest and cheapest option instead of re-threading with a helical.

Well, if it makes you feel better, I was taken for 1k on a used k04 a guy was selling on here. He never sent it to me and moved back to Mexico..... I am still kind of mad about it.

I am going to post a pick of my before and after wreck. The girl did $k in damage, but I got a candy white hatch from a dismantler along with an oem bumper and all the parts under it for $400. All I had to pay for was the replacement of the lower rear apron sheet metal and painting the bumper. So I only spent 1500, and pocketed the rest.
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Yeah, I definitely got lucky with the new MC. I also have a Touareg MC sitting around here in case I decide to go even bigger, LOL. I think I may have gotten a hold of another TTRS/3.2l TT MC, but I won't know until my buddy ships it to me....


Man, that is total BS about the stripped bleeder threads. I think you can buy one of these fix kits:

https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-13960-...pe=all_reviews

Although this one is m10 so it would need to be a bit bigger threading to dig into the caliper to replace the stripped part. Should be the cheapest and cheapest option instead of re-threading with a helical.

Well, if it makes you feel better, I was taken for 1k on a used k04 a guy was selling on here. He never sent it to me and moved back to Mexico..... I am still kind of mad about it.

I am going to post a pick of my before and after wreck. The girl did $k in damage, but I got a candy white hatch from a dismantler along with an oem bumper and all the parts under it for $400. All I had to pay for was the replacement of the lower rear apron sheet metal and painting the bumper. So I only spent 1500, and pocketed the rest.
Wow, really sucks you lost $1k on a K04. I don't blame you for still being mad about it! I'm a little uneasy about buying a used turbo (or anything used of that price) so I think I'll stick with new if I decide to go K04.

You got a real deal on that hatch and bumper. Glad you came away with some $$$ after having to go through all that BS.

In regards to the caliper fix kit: I initially looked into that and it seemed like a good solution. I purchased a set that included a 1/4" and 1/8" NPT insert. Unfortunately the 1/8" NPT insert seems to be just a tiny bit too small. The 1/4" NPT insert is really large and won't leave much aluminum around the hole. The package said it needed to have at least 1/4" of material around it or something like that. I don't necessarily think it needs that much but I had no more than 1/8" if I recall correctly, and I'm worried I'll crack the caliper when threading in the tapered insert. I'll give the inserts a try soon but don't think it's a great long term solution.
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I managed to find a threaded brake bleeder insert that I think will work well for repairing my Boxster caliper. It's a replacement insert with an outside M12 thread for the rear caliper of a BMW motorcycle. I opted for the stainless steel version, Speed Bleeder part number SBBMWS-SS.





Also installed a set of weather tech window deflectors in their dark option. Install was easy and straightforward. Looks subtle on a black car. See below for before and after pictures.


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I managed to find a threaded brake bleeder insert that I think will work well for repairing my Boxster caliper. It's a replacement insert with an outside M12 thread for the rear caliper of a BMW motorcycle. I opted for the stainless steel version, Speed Bleeder part number SBBMWS-SS.





Also installed a set of weather tech window deflectors in their dark option. Install was easy and straightforward. Looks subtle on a black car. See below for before and after pictures.


Do you still have that 10mm repair kit? I have one bleeder that leaks, but its not stripped so it must be the seat and i think that one will work for me.
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Do you still have that 10mm repair kit? I have one bleeder that leaks, but its not stripped so it must be the seat and i think that one will work for me.
The one I have is 1/8" NPT. You can pick it up for a few dollars at any auto parts store. I haven't seen a 10mm version. All of them I've come across have been pipe thread.
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The one I have is 1/8" NPT. You can pick it up for a few dollars at any auto parts store. I haven't seen a 10mm version. All of them I've come across have been pipe thread.
I think we figured it out, there was little piece of debris in the connical part of the caliper that was keeping it from sealing. Maybe from the powdercoating.

How did that repair bleeder work for you?

Also, my buddy is testing the 25.4 MC and the GTI one in his turbo beetle to see if he likes the pedal feel. If he ends up giving me back the upgraded MC, I can always sell it to you.
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