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GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Location
SoCal
Talked to Mike, he doesn't do any engine removal or engine assembly work, just machine work on that engine. Bummer.
I did get a referral from Mike for a guy in my area, Jerrod at Competitive Edge Industries in Corona CA, spoke with him and he is currently out of town but when he gets back next week he indicated he was willing to take on the project.
 
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GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Location
SoCal
Well got car running, took trip around the hood, coasting home 25mph just taking it easy I hear all kinds of clanging and racket. Bolts on my driver side axle (at the trans) came loose and one of the bolts put a 1in hole in the trans case. Doh! Look for a lot of parts for sale in a month or so, going to take it all apart and cash out. Going to be a long list of very nice parts many with less than 200 miles on them.
 

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Location
SoCal
Here is what it looks like, all bolts missing and a big hole in the trans case. As I mentioned most of the car only has 200mi on it, you can see how clean this is and I didn't wipe it off or anything.

 

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Location
SoCal
Damn! :(

But before that happened, the plan was to rebuild/fix it right?
i.e. this was the final straw
Yes it was the plan but this whole project just has not worked out for me. The bolt through the trans killed any desire I have to go at it again. I have the money to go at it again but just not the will. I put it up for quick sale on forum for 10K as it sits, if no member is interested I will start part out in March and put my new impact wrenches to work.
 
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ROH ECHT

K04 PLAY
Location
PDX OR
Car(s)
2007 MKV GTI
I feel confident in saying many of us were hoping the luck with this one would've turned around after the last disappointment.

I hope you will have an easy time detaching yourself from it.
 

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Location
SoCal
I will be fine. I hope. Should I be worried (separation anxiety) .... Ha No its just a car. Like I said, I don't generally believe in "signs" but damn this project has been beating me over the head saying let go, for a long time. Time to let it go. Really hoping someone would buy it as is and roll it out of here. Someone willing to wrench would be getting a lot for 10K.
 
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