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Eurocars build thread

Location
Oregon
Car(s)
Mk5 rabbit
No homo



no, I bought another harness to put it back. I have too many things to wire up (ebc, wot box, aux injector controller, etc) and its just easier if I don't have to chase wires through fenders and under the dash
Been really trying to study all you have done with your bay shaving and tuck. Just to be clear you didn’t undo it cause of issues? Just cause of the hassle of having to more wiring for your new goodies? So like if I kept my motor completely stock it wouldn’t be a big deal once done?
 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Car(s)
2006 GTI
Been really trying to study all you have done with your bay shaving and tuck. Just to be clear you didn’t undo it cause of issues? Just cause of the hassle of having to more wiring for your new goodies? So like if I kept my motor completely stock it wouldn’t be a big deal once done?

Didnt have issues other than rev hang due to a clutch switch going bad. My harness now is just re-routed into the cabin, there are no cuts/splices. It mounts in the center of the dash where the HVAC used to live.
 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Car(s)
2006 GTI
500 mile report

Just made it over the 500 mile break-in mark yesterday. Thankfully there haven't been any major issues. A few things i'm still working on:

Interior is falling apart from sitting. Headliner and door cards all need redone, starting to research what I could do.
Motor mounts have been vibrating themselves apart. Had some clunking and found out that the bracket between the transmission and mount was loose at all three bolts. Took all mounts apart and loctited them
Front main seal is seeping oil. I've already taken it apart to replace it once, will keep an eye on it as its not too bad
Rear exhaust hangar cracked - had it reinforced with extra braces

I've only gotten hard into the throttle once now and it rips. The RS4 injectors smoke bad as boost is building, but clear up in the higher RPM's. May look into other solutions as im tired of cleaning the hatch after every trip.

Pic of the exhaust upgrades:


 

clockwise33

New York Giants Fanatic
Location
NJ
Props. Keep on trucking, pretty soon these MKV’s will be “vintage”. Time flies.
 

avenali312

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Mableton, GA
Car(s)
2015 VW GTI
Great stuff, Eric. I haven't been on this forum in a while and just got the notification today. Glad to see it's running! I miss my MKV some days, but then not on others haha.
 
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