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My Build Thread (bags, bbs, BT, ect...)

bon qui qui

Go Kart Champion
Location
Charlotte
So this past weekend got some more work done on this thing.

We made a coolant reservoir, it has a -6 hose for the bleed, a -12 for the feed, two -4's for the sight glass, and a mishimoto 19psi radiator cap. It was made from a mishimoto coolant overflow.







It's going to be installed on the strut tower near the fuse box.



All of the oil lines (except the ones on the turbo) are in black braided AN hose, and I have this black with blue trace for all the coolant lines (again except for those to the turbo).



Also changed the coolant pipes to the thermostat to have AN fittings.





What the lower pipe looks like on the thermostat housing.

 

projectDIY

New member
Location
UK
We made a coolant reservoir, it has a -6 hose for the bleed, a -12 for the feed, two -4's for the sight glass, and a mishimoto 19psi radiator cap. It was made from a mishimoto coolant overflow.

Loving both yours and Erics builds. Paving the way for probably the most custom modified tfsi setups ive seen.

I bought some of Erics old rad hardpipe setup and I'm looking at running a coolant overflow similar to yours. I can't quite figure out were to run the bleed line from and the feed line to? I'm assuming one goes from a port on the upper rad hose?
 

bon qui qui

Go Kart Champion
Location
Charlotte
The bleed line goes form the highest part of that upper pipe, and the feed goes down in to the thermostat housing. I cut the pipes to the thermostat housing and welded on an AN fitting to run a -12 AN hose from the tank to the thermostat housing.

Torqued and marked everything to do with the subframe except the control arm bolts up front (wrong bolts are in there currently). I'm also holding off on installing the aluminum control arms and spindles until everything else is done.

 

projectDIY

New member
Location
UK
I'm with you now, thats the crossover pipe that you have cut and welded the AN fitting to. What did you do with the port that goes from the thermostat housing to the water/vaccum pipe connector? Block it off?

 

bon qui qui

Go Kart Champion
Location
Charlotte
You can't block that off unfortunately, and if you're planning on having heat, that is something you'll need to keep there. However you can modify it to remove the vacuum pass through, but you'll also need that if you're planning on running the vacuum pump with the stock hoses to the brake booster.
 
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