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Old 07-18-2018, 12:58 AM   #939
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In all seriousness it's like an 8hour drive to Buffalo but I could look into shipping if you want. Not sure if it's cost efficient at that point though.

At most i'd break even, considering how much people charge for oem catbacks up here in TO... But I'll pass! Not worth the hassle for a break even!
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:06 PM   #940
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What did you do to your MK6 2.5 today?

Couldnt resist the parking spot or taking a pic. God i cant wait to get some time to lower my baby. Im looking for at least a two day window since i got compmete front and back suspension swap alongside brake line swap and flush/ bleed. Is that reasonable do you think. Will be doing the work myself without the use of a lift. Have all the tools and whatnot to complete the job.




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Old 07-19-2018, 09:37 PM   #941
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Yup 2 days plenty of time, its the small things that screwed me up, I told in an earlier post how the 3 strut mount bolts were corroded and broke the off the mount,.... use a wire brush on the threads first, is my advice.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:21 PM   #942
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Yup 2 days plenty of time, its the small things that screwed me up, I told in an earlier post how the 3 strut mount bolts were corroded and broke the off the mount,.... use a wire brush on the threads first, is my advice.


Will do. I was smart and got new bolts for almost everything so i dont have to worry if i mess one up. Especially with some of them being supposedly one time use.


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Old 07-23-2018, 11:20 AM   #943
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Just going to jump right in and say hello to my fellow 2.5ers. I did some basic maintenance and installed ECS's lightweight underdrive pulley yesterday. It was a nice little upgrade. Car revs faster now and makes for smoother shifting. I'm enjoying it.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:17 PM   #944
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Just going to jump right in and say hello to my fellow 2.5ers. I did some basic maintenance and installed ECS's lightweight underdrive pulley yesterday. It was a nice little upgrade. Car revs faster now and makes for smoother shifting. I'm enjoying it.
Nice. How was the install? I actually have one of those sitting on my shelf that I haven't gotten around to installing.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:27 PM   #945
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Nice. How was the install? I actually have one of those sitting on my shelf that I haven't gotten around to installing.
It wasn't too bad. I left all my tools in Texas which made the install harder than it needed to be but the most difficult part, which wasn't that difficult, was getting the bolts off and back on for the pulley. I read that manuals would keep the crankshaft from rotating when in gear but that was not the case. Putting torque on those bolts with a makeshift prop against the holes in the pulley allowed me to break them free. And essentially did the same for the retorquing of the bolts but opposite rotation. Problem is, I couldn't find torque specs for those bolts so I just put them to roughly 40 lbs. Took me 30-40 minutes.

I also did the hatch pop mod today and it worked fantastically. There are countless times where I had my arms full and needed this for the past six years and I just now performed the mod. Good stuff!!
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:32 PM   #946
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Is there a shorter belt you have to use as well?
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:36 PM   #947
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Is there a shorter belt you have to use as well?
If you're using the under drive pulley, yes. If you have just the lightweight pulley, you can use the same belt, no problem. However, depending on how many miles you're at, it may be nice to go ahead and replace the belt with a new one while you're there.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:45 PM   #948
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If you're using the under drive pulley, yes. If you have just the lightweight pulley, you can use the same belt, no problem. However, depending on how many miles you're at, it may be nice to go ahead and replace the belt with a new one while you're there.
Ya I have the standard lightweight pulley. I actually bought it on sale for $40 with the intent of making a shop clock out of it. My stepdad has a clock workshop and tons of parts.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:22 PM   #949
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Ya I have the standard lightweight pulley. I actually bought it on sale for $40 with the intent of making a shop clock out of it. My stepdad has a clock workshop and tons of parts.
Oh that's super cool! I'm not sure what kind of performance you'll gain in comparison to the under drive lightweight pulley but for $40, dollar to performance gain is not bad at all!

Either way, shop clock or performance upgrade, it will turn out awesome.
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:13 AM   #950
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Just going to jump right in and say hello to my fellow 2.5ers. I did some basic maintenance and installed ECS's lightweight underdrive pulley yesterday. It was a nice little upgrade. Car revs faster now and makes for smoother shifting. I'm enjoying it.
Welcome to our small corner of the world.

Seems you have alot done already,... post up your Profile.
https://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116349
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:23 AM   #951
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On Saturday, we had to cut our our time down south short due to a Family emergency, drove the 16 hours back to Canada, only stopping for gas.

We ssem to have developed an exhaust leak, need to track that down.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:30 PM   #952
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On Saturday, we had to cut our our time down south short due to a Family emergency, drove the 16 hours back to Canada, only stopping for gas.

We ssem to have developed an exhaust leak, need to track that down.
Sorry to hear you had a family emergency. Hopefully everything turned out OK.

As for the exhaust, depending on where its located, are you planning on patching or replacing? That USP Test Pipe is mean.

https://www.uspmotorsports.com/USP-2...Converter.html
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