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Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-08-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
That's exactly what I did. No noises so far and...

That's exactly what I did. No noises so far and the car drives much better than stock. Turns out I was pretty close to fully torqued already.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-06-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
Thanks. I'll try that when I get home.

Thanks. I'll try that when I get home.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-06-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
Rear Suspension Install Question

I'm trying to set the final torque setting on the rear shock absorber bolt to 180Nm but I don't have enough room to get a socket and torque wrench on the bolt head. The wrench hits the rear spring. I...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-02-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
VWR/Eibach Sway Bar Replacement Bushings

I just purchased a set of used VWR 26mm front and 23mm rear sway bars. Has anyone tried replacing the bushings on these with eibach or energy suspension bushings? The ones that are currently on them...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-02-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 222,448
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
VWR Sway Bars

I just purchased a set of used VWR 26mm front and 23mm rear sway bars. Has anyone tried replacing the bushings on these with eibach or energy suspension bushings? The ones that are currently on them...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-28-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 176,324
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
After continued slipping in 4th gear above 5k rpm...

After continued slipping in 4th gear above 5k rpm I'm looking into building my own clutch using the resources in this thread. Do you recommend replacing the DMFW or having it resurfaced? I've already...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 02-02-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,925
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
I'm seeing 18-20 PSI through a mechanical boost...

I'm seeing 18-20 PSI through a mechanical boost gauge.
Forum: Engine and Exhaust 12-02-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
Where are you located in Greenville? I would like...

Where are you located in Greenville? I would like to come take a look at the exhaust Sunday if your around. Maybe we could work out a deal for next weekend?
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 07-22-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,234
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
Has anyone run the autotech dampers with SPM...

Has anyone run the autotech dampers with SPM performance lowing springs?
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 07-12-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 92,577
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
Anyone have a part number for the two plastic...

Anyone have a part number for the two plastic twist screws for the fiberboard under-cover? It's number 16 in this link but it doesn't have a part number.
...
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 06-07-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 178,112
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
I would say taking the belt tensioner off is...

I would say taking the belt tensioner off is required if don't have someone to release the tension on the belt. I couldn't find anything about the torque specs for the turbo outlet flange though. I...
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 06-07-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 178,112
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
I was able to get the cover off by removing the...

I was able to get the cover off by removing the turbo outlet flange and lifting the belt tensioner out of the way. Thanks for your help.
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 06-03-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 178,112
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
I'll try that when I get home. If that doesn't...

I'll try that when I get home. If that doesn't work I'll post a picture. Thanks.
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 06-03-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 178,112
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
I was able to remove the serpentine belt...

I was able to remove the serpentine belt tensioner pulley. The serpentine belt tensioner mechanism is still in the way though. If I rotate the cover clockwise it hits the serpentine belt tensioner...
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 06-02-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 178,112
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
How did everyone remove the lower timing chain...

How did everyone remove the lower timing chain cover once it is broken loose? I'm trying to pull it down and away from the engine but it gets caught on the serpentine pulley tensioner and the turbo...
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 05-25-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 178,112
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
Anyone know the size of the triple square bits...

Anyone know the size of the triple square bits required to remove the engine mount bracket?

Someone in an earlier post said it was 10mm but the VW tool t10099 looks to be 12mm and 14mm.

This is...
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 05-19-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 178,112
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
It looks like the washer style tool T10368 can be...

It looks like the washer style tool T10368 can be used as long as the pulley is in the TDC position before removing the crank bolt. This should in theory prevent the valve springs from applying...
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 05-19-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 178,112
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
Post #6 in this link shows how the tool is used. ...

Post #6 in this link shows how the tool is used.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/661760-How-to-remove-lower-timing-chain-cover-2-0T
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 05-19-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 178,112
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
While researching how to do the timing chain...

While researching how to do the timing chain tensioner I ran across a post over on VWvortex saying the VW specialty tool T10368 was replaced by T10531. Here is the link to the tool on ECS tuning.
...
Forum: Engine and Exhaust 03-09-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 27,589
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
Sent a PM regarding the Eurojet TBE

Sent a PM regarding the Eurojet TBE
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-08-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
I would check the pins on the MAF connector. I...

I would check the pins on the MAF connector. I had one that was making a bad connection on a 1994 Jetta.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-19-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
My TOB failed and I had a new clutch kit...

My TOB failed and I had a new clutch kit installed along with the updated TOB. There's a thread somewhere that describes the issue with the older style TOB and a service bulletin describing the...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-18-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,018
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
I actually took my car to a shop that specializes...

I actually took my car to a shop that specializes in Porsche and BMW vehicles. They came recommended by alot of the Porsche club of America guys in my area. I was thinking about buying Neuspeed...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-18-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,018
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
The shop that damaged my wheels is only going to...

The shop that damaged my wheels is only going to pay to have one of the wheels refinished. What are the chances the wheel repair shop is able to match the color of the original wheels?
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-18-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,018
Posted By ShadowBlueGTI
Wheel damaged after tires mounted

I took my car to what I thought was a reputable shop in my area to have four Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position tires mounted/balanced and have an alignment done. When I picked up the car I...
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