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Old 04-17-2018, 10:54 AM   #57
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Another update... looks like COBB is gonna come through for me... Sucks I still lose ~$500 or so in fabrication work, but better than having to buy a new downpipe AND losing $500 in fabrication work.

Good on Cobb, glad that they made it right for you!
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:22 AM   #58
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Glad Cobb is sending you a replacement downpipe! Did xlr8 just repair the cracked downpipe?
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:54 AM   #59
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Glad Cobb is sending you a replacement downpipe! Did xlr8 just repair the cracked downpipe?
Yeah I'll probably keep it as a spare or just try selling it. It works fine now since they welded it.

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Good on Cobb, glad that they made it right for you!
I'm glad too. They're going to send me a non-resonated version this time which is cool. Wondering if I'll finally get DSG farts this time.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:04 PM   #60
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Want loud farts? Catless. /discussion
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:14 PM   #61
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...Car is at Excelerate now, will hopefully be done either tomorrow or Friday. Apparently I had a broken manifold stud that was causing a small exhaust leak (that had been leaking for awhile)...might explain a few things lol.
Missed that for some reason. Broken stud from the cylinder head to the exhaust manifold? Or from the turbo to the downpipe? The only reason I ask is because I experienced a broken stud from the head to the manifold, which was causing an exhaust leak and screeching sound.

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Old 04-17-2018, 04:49 PM   #62
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Missed that for some reason. Broken stud from the cylinder head to the exhaust manifold? Or from the turbo to the downpipe? The only reason I ask is because I experienced a broken stud from the head to the manifold, which was causing an exhaust leak and screeching sound.

Manifold to cylinder head. Mine was leaking past the exhaust gasket but wasn't making a screeching noise. They replaced all the studs on the cylinder head with new ones.

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Lol very true.
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:03 PM   #63
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Drove the car back home from Excelerate. Definitely bucks below 30mph but it seems like once I get up and moving it runs okay. I sent more data logs to Alex today, hopefully will hear back soon.

In the meantime, I installed my ECS catch can. The bracket doesn't quite fit right, and the return hose was a little short. Was kind of disappointed, but hopefully it does the job.





Unfortunately with my new oil pan my ECS skid plate no longer fits. I'll have to modify it or have a new one built.





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Old 04-17-2018, 05:05 PM   #64
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Mine had that exact same stud broke from head to manifold when removing factory turbo. Had to get a shop extract and put in new stud
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:19 PM   #65
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How much ground clearance did you lose with that oil pan that the skid plate doesn't fit?
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:19 AM   #66
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How much ground clearance did you lose with that oil pan that the skid plate doesn't fit?
It's only about 5mm lower than the stock pan. I found that odd as well.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:20 AM   #67
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Going to swap out the grams TB and see if that fixes my issue. Looking at the datalogs Alex and I agree it's the culprit. More to follow.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:05 AM   #68
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People seem to keep having issues with the Gramms throttle body, thats too bad.

That oil pan looks amazing! I think i'll replace my OEM one with that oil pan when I can't stand the rust on mine anymore.

Good thing you've got the front and rear deadset collar kits. The only issue I have from autox is the rear subframe clunking/shifting on me now. I've got the front collar kit and that held up fine but my rear... not so much with the oem bolts. I put an order in for the rear collar kit. They really seem to work wonders.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:30 PM   #69
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IT's FIXED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I snuck out of work this morning after a meeting to swap out the throttle body and now the car runs 100%. I will be contacting grams on why tf this thing wasn't working right.

I'll be sending updated logs tonight back to Alex and hopefully get this bitch dialed in!! If this car is this fast on the 93 base map I can only imagine what it's going to be on E30.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:33 PM   #70
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People seem to keep having issues with the Gramms throttle body, thats too bad.

That oil pan looks amazing! I think i'll replace my OEM one with that oil pan when I can't stand the rust on mine anymore.

Good thing you've got the front and rear deadset collar kits. The only issue I have from autox is the rear subframe clunking/shifting on me now. I've got the front collar kit and that held up fine but my rear... not so much with the oem bolts. I put an order in for the rear collar kit. They really seem to work wonders.
I gotta go to speedsport for an alignment... something doesn't quite feel right with the front. It's like kinda floaty. Not what I was expecting having the summers back on.

And interesting about the rear subframe. Can't wait to really toss this car around and see how the 034 parts stiffened up the rear.

The 034 trailing arms despite being spherical bushings really didn't add any NVH. With all the bullshit that's been going on with the engine stuff I actually totally forgot about them lol
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