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gticon
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exhaust fitted . mated it to the existing 2inch rear pipe and muffler , get everlast exhaust to finish the rear with 2.5 pipe and muffler when i get it up and running
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This build has come so far. It's impressive! Your doing some amazing things! Keep it up!
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thanks gtaye . had to do the boring s**t today move the radiator over 10mm away from dump pipe .made a move over bracket for the bottom rubber mount and relocation holes on top of radiator .also added a water temp sensor fitting .
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gticon
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got some more work done ,busy making brackets to fit the intercooler and pipe work ,oil cooler and coolant ,oil lines
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air box done mated to the air scoop with a left over 3 to 2.5 inch reducer exhaust flange . the air box is originally a electrical box and a wix air filter to suit with a small mod for a tight sealed fit
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Love your attention to detail Andre looks awesome.
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thanks answer. fitted
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waiting for parts , so back on the gauges , checked out on a forum that ket smoked lens gauge is s**t during the day ,in a convertible it would be worse to read ,so i sold them and opt for 60mm defi' gauges the innovate fuel /air gauge is on the other side of the car because it is highly sensitive to electrical interference and also holds the dash mat down.added a dual turbo boost switch to a made up plate on the console .finish fitting gauges next week.
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gticon
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im pre setting the gauge for peak values due to sealed pods making it hard work to get too to set button once fitted . any one give me peak value for oil temp ,coolant temp,pyro temp[exhaust temp] and the low setting fuel pressure,oil pressure please
GTIIII
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Nice build you got going there..
Love the detail

Only one thing I don't like on it is that cooler
Worst cooler for your application
So much attention to detail on the car and then the cooker looks too bored up too many solcone hoses and clamps

You need a cooler that the outlet exits at the back of the cooler tank or out the side
Not out the top and facing the wrong direction
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GTIIII wrote: Only one thing I don't like on it is that cooler
Worst cooler for your application
So much attention to detail on the car and then the cooker looks too bored up too many solcone hoses and clamps

You need a cooler that the outlet exits at the back of the cooler tank or out the side
Not out the top and facing the wrong direction
http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/viewtop ... 11&t=53017
There's pics of a neater setup using a xr6 cooler (also another link in there with pics from another build). The end tank has been switched around though for easier pipework.
gticon
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yes i know it looks backyard but i am a backyarder, this build is all guesswork. would be a lot neater if i ditch the bov . do you see a performance problem with the set up ? with the u turn pipe after the bov thinking it might be beneficial to not affecting the air flow meter readings. it all fits if i change something now it affects other s**t work i have done. :oops:
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The question is, if you leave the cooler how you have it, how do you route the return line to the throttle body? Unless you have a reverse manifold you'll end up with a lot of unnecessary pipe work. The examples in SW's link are much better solutions for that cooler.
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yes i have ordered a reverse manifold from suzukird, the other end is going be a lot neater
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fitted the gauges. still to do air /fuel gauge
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Loving the gauges! I run Autometer Sport Comp ones for the most part which look the goods in daylight but battle in at night. If I can't find a decent LED bulb solution a setup like this is on the cards for my car too. nice work
Back in the game! Now building something mental... Will I ever finish? I hope so! When? No idea.
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thanks tassie yes very clear to read day and night .just got more parts in a 5mm phenolic spacer [to stop heat transfer from block to manifold] and reverse intake manifold from suzukird. not that impressed with the quality , inlet openings mis align and clearance for injectors out .quite a bit of filing ,grinding and polishing to be done .will use the inlet spacer as a template.
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When going to stop? looking better and better =D> I've got lots of catching up to do just in progress :(
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Looking the goods mate. What ecu are you going to run? Chipped ecu still or stand alone?
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I'm only running 7-10psi boost and going with gtaye turbo chipped ecu, stock pistons ,standard injectors , don't want to stress the rest of the drive line. I'm in the s**t already with the cost of this build . [-X :roll:
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Hahaha I hear you there mate.
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with 2 more circuit breakers and heap of wiring for the gauges . i made a bracket for junction box ,earth pole and circuit breakers. also made the existing fuse box level
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gticon
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fuel /air ratio gauge cali.and fitted wiring nightmare covered up and some wanky digital bling engine bay temp and volt meter.
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gticon
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asked for a few more redlinegti decals and duncan [swift rs] is generously sending to me free of charge , I'm amazed and impressed with the help and generosity in this forum . the people i meet and keep in contact with have been great.
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It is by far the most helpful and knowledgable forum on the web for gtis.

Loving your build mate thanks for sharing your progress.
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gticon
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tested all the gauges having problems with turbo boost g, i think it might be the sender unit . I'm petty sure defi gauges are cheap chinese copies off eBay ,checked website out and originals are $250 a pot might replace 1 by 1 as there go .on to the in manifold ,done some match porting and received some more wacky bling in the mail,a vacuum distributor and 400 hz colour match horns and added a phone holder .
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gticon
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bit more s**t done to the inlet manifold , for a 800$ you expect a bolt on no hassles ,asked for manifold from suzukird to suit a stock 46mm throttle body and gave me 60mm , nearly all the tap holes on it where lose [8mm ,1/8 bsp] wrong tapping drill size i suspect .the ports didn't match ,the clearance for injectors was out .flat base for the throttle body wasn't flat. took it a machine shop to get throttle body flange faced there wanted 250$ fuccc off .so i just draw filed it, worked out ok made a adapter flange ,butched the original manifold for the stock throttle body flange drilled and tapped 1/4 bsp for fittings to vacuum disturber and brake booster hose made a bracket for a throttle cable mount.
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gticon
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coolant lines fitted ,oil lines fitted,fuel pressure reg. fitted and inlet manifold fitted .i did so much work to the manifold i rebranded it :)
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Looking very neat 8)
You must get a mega blood rush though working upside-down all the time :lol:
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Love the look of the mani looks awesome
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thanks stinky and answer ya sorry on the upside down pics. still waiting on parts was hoping to fire it up this week . done some more boring s**t while on the wait k&n filter and added some fly wire screen on flange . mod. catch can and a relocation drink holder
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gticon
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not sure about the seal on the filter so i silicon it in ,chucked a handle on it, just cut silicon and pull on handle to clean . very dodgy i know but its a sure seal
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brake booster line fitted , not sure if the turbo pressure going to affect how the brake booster works ,can any tell me ?
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fitted vacuum mani to the fleshly painted colour match shock tower brace
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done some turbo pipe work thought it would be simple but had to take a detour due to wheel hitting it on full lock. fitted tower brace
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going for the ugly too many silicon hose and clamp option. pressure tested . fitted vacuum boost hose and dual stage turbo boost hose
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she's fired up. :D hunting at first ,checked forum got on to gtaye's how to re calibrate tps .to hard to get to the plug so i cut and added my own plug . also made a bracket moved the fpr, to hard to adjust where it was, she s running at 14.3 fuel/ air ratio at 2000rpm, 13.7 at 5000rpm . won't be on the road for a while promised the missus a clean up [-X when engine is running also ran out of cash , dyno,wheel align ment ,and the rest of the 2.5 in exhaust system will have to wait.
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gticon
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runs smooth at idle and doesn't hunt [thanks gtaye] and i guessed the distributor timing can't wait for the dyno :D
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Can't wait to hear how your first drive goes mate. You will be stoked with the improvements in performance i know i was
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fitted front bumper.modified with alloy brackets, made it quick release [6 bolts and 2 plugs] due to the amount of components up front that hard or can't get to.10mins and its off. also moved the no. plate.The original bumper bracket which bolted to the car only acts as a slide on locator .Made the wiring run to trailer plug and with the lowered front end i added the front camera under the car to see clearance of road obstacles [speed humps drive ways etc]. PETTY LOW 135mm a coke can just fits. IS THAT LEGAL? :roll:
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It just keeps going!
Very thorough work
Not enough lows! I cant get the coke can under sideways on mine without a bit of crush!
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Depends what state ur in mate in nsw 100mm is a safe bet which is a bit lower than a coke can
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GOING STAND ALONE ECU FIGURED THE ECU FROM GTAYE WOULDNT MATCH MY CAMS. SCORED A ADAPTRONICS ECU WITH A PLUG AND TUNE 4 GTI OFF GUMTREE . HOPE IT WORKS [-o< PS DONT WANT TO PAY A ARM & LEG AT THE DYNO AND TELL ME YOU NEED A PROGRAMABLE ECU
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Will be good to see the results mate keep us posted.
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still waiting for $$$ to build up 4 dyno going to go with the chipped ecu from gtaye .to many mods to do for the adaptronics ecu the way i want it to work best.[sensors etc]. so the dyno cost will be right down because of the limited s**t they can do .just want to get it on the road ,test to see how reliable everything is ,especially the cheap e bay ss exhaust mani . 8-[
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i know there would be a lot of gti heads not liking the after market front bumpers [original is always best] and i was going to go back to original bumper during the turbo build but it was much easier after i got all the intercooler etc on to stick with the somewhat ugly overwhelming front bumper. but lets face it the original wasn't designed for a intercooler. any hows I'm still trying to move focus from the eyesore[ bumper] chuck on a original s barge on the bonnet
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gticon
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does anybody use the fuel filter with the banjo fittings ? had problems with aftermarket fuel filters hoses rubbing together ,.hanging down ,zip ties etc. so went to get a original fuel filter to fit in original f /f bracket tried repco ,they sold me what was meant to be original which takes banjo fittings .any way looked in the work shop manual and it shows a push on hose nozzle type . if you do go with these filters the banjo the bolts are m12 /1.25 pitch .went through 3 orders on e bay till i got it right #-o m12 /1mm pitch #-o m12 /1.5pitch #-o highly recommend these filters for positioning the hoses in the right direction and ease of service.
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gticon wrote:i know there would be a lot of gti heads not liking the after market front bumpers [original is always best] and i was going to go back to original bumper during the turbo build but it was much easier after i got all the intercooler etc on to stick with the somewhat ugly overwhelming front bumper. but lets face it the original wasn't designed for a intercooler. any hows I'm still trying to move focus from the eyesore[ bumper] chuck on a original s barge on the bonnet
I quite like that front bumper, it's just the little grill opening that looks odd for me. The angle of the lower edge looks funny.
Maybe its because my Mk1 bumper is massive :D
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it should be more look more aggressive [mean] looking not smile openings :D :D but when i pick it it was the only one that had the fog lights holes and wasn't over the top .seen one in that west aust, that looked good [mild ] but didn't make no more [lost the mould] . the original with a lip i think looks good best The fit on the aftermarket bumper is shiit ,warped, line up wasn't good and had to place a plate in the middle to flatten it out the large bowing .any way im sticking with it till a break it.
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finally finished clean and painted, fitted the tank with high pressure fuel pump and new filter and hoses . clean out with a rust converter ,not much surface rust inside . wired up a plug external plug so its easy to pull the tank next time also checked to see if fuel sender and pump is working before fitting .placed tank upside down and checked fuel gauge is operating correctly
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