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Eurocars build thread

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Ride
2006 GTI
I’ll atleast put a catless dp on it and tune it, not sure the slush box can handle much more than that. I have a spare 6 speed, so if i come across a good deal on a clutch kit i might swap it but it is kind of nice not having to shift in a daily cruiser.

The interior is in pretty much perfect condition. I’m planning on picking up some monster mats and an android head unit but that’s about it
 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Ride
2006 GTI
Engine harness is very close. Need to add plug for aux injectors and loom over the rest of the engine harness but it’s already cut and ready. Figured i should probably test it before sealing it all up. Could technically start the engine now but I’m going to finish all the odds and ends before firing it

 

snobrdrdan

former GTI owner
I’ll atleast put a catless dp on it and tune it, not sure the slush box can handle much more than that. I have a spare 6 speed, so if i come across a good deal on a clutch kit i might swap it but it is kind of nice not having to shift in a daily cruiser.

The interior is in pretty much perfect condition. I’m planning on picking up some monster mats and an android head unit but that’s about it
Nice

Are you replacing the (now) broken grille?

It doesn't have the Sport package (seats) does it?
And/or what options does it have?
 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Ride
2006 GTI
Nice

Are you replacing the (now) broken grille?

It doesn't have the Sport package (seats) does it?
And/or what options does it have?
Will be replacing it eventually, trying to decide if I want a badgeless grill or stick with OEM. It doesnt have the sport package seats unfortunately or many other options but it does have the cold weather package and sunroof.

Ordered an RCD330 for it lat night, should be here in a few weeks. Hopefully the CAN module doesnt need updated since its an 08. Looking for new shifter trim since mine is peeling like every other VW with the chrome
 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Ride
2006 GTI
Had a friend at VW that was going to check the corrosion warranty for me, but forgot to follow up with him. If it’s not covered, they’re easy enough to swap out
 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Ride
2006 GTI
Tested vacuum pump system and gauge wiring today. Vac pump would constantly cycle when i first powered it up, so i added a check valve between the pump and reservoir. Aux fuseblock and tach adapter are mounted in the glove box, all gauges are working again.



 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Ride
2006 GTI
Pump doesn’t even weigh 3 lbs, tubing under 2 lbs. Probably actually less weight than the mechanical one off the side of the head, plus it looks better (which is what i really care about anyway)
 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Ride
2006 GTI
Spare transmission case is at the powdercoaters, should be back by the end of this week. Peloquin LSD added to the mix as well. Testing engine wiring today

 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Ride
2006 GTI
New transmission is back together, all new bearings and seals. I wish the color wasn’t so brown, but it’s the closest one my powdercoater could find to match the duplicolor cast iron grey that i painted the block with



Input shaft brace sealed from the inside AND outside (they are notorious for leaks)




My very professional preload measuring setup

 
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