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Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 10-04-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By clockwise33
PSA: Check your rocker panel for rust

After 13.5 years of ownership, I removed the rear wheel liner for the first time to attempt PDR on a recently acquired door-ding. The area where the wheel arch meets the rocker was filled with...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-30-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By clockwise33
Try clearing codes, then start, then scan if...

Try clearing codes, then start, then scan if still not running well. Report back with any codes.
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-17-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,079
Posted By clockwise33
Try clearing the codes before you crank it. If it...

Try clearing the codes before you crank it. If it still doesn’t start scan it and see what it says.
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-13-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By clockwise33
It will run, but will likely throw a CEL...

It will run, but will likely throw a CEL eventually. From what I can tell googling, the ECU can adjust fuel trims up to 25%, which should be within the margin between stock and S3 injectors.

I...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 07-12-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By clockwise33
I will be buying a UM tune for my K04 car...

I will be buying a UM tune for my K04 car probably next year (not sure if I want to do the differential first). There's a dealer near me and they offer free updates as needed. Note that the 324/380...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 06-12-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By clockwise33
Thank you. I'm eagerly awaiting your next update...

Thank you. I'm eagerly awaiting your next update on your build. I'm guessing the tuning is still the hold up? I've been researching custom tuning for my new setup in order to get the most out of...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 06-12-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By clockwise33
Update: Its alive! Started it for the first time...

Update: Its alive! Started it for the first time last night. I'm following the IE new engine break in guide - fill with 30w break in oil, crank engine with injectors unplugged for several bursts,...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 06-05-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By clockwise33
I'm going to run the head as is. From everything...

I'm going to run the head as is. From everything I've saw in the tear down the engine is really healthy at 118k miles and I've never had excessive oil consumption or running issues.
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 06-05-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By clockwise33
Update: The dealer could only locate 7 Golf R...

Update: The dealer could only locate 7 Golf R bearing shells nationwide, and one of the 7 they gave me was badly scratched, classic. So I have the last 2 bearing shells coming from ECS. Some pics...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 05-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By clockwise33
Thanks for the input. I'm pretty much settled on...

Thanks for the input. I'm pretty much settled on not honing. I've gotten a lot of feedback that shops and dealers usually don't hone, especially if there was no history of oil consumption. I don't...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 05-29-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By clockwise33
I'm in the middle of swapping in Golf R internals...

I'm in the middle of swapping in Golf R internals so I just recently unhooked the timing belt. You can absolutely jack the engine up enough to remove the mount/bracket from the oil pan, I did it...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 05-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By clockwise33
There are 2 battery sizes that are commonly...

There are 2 battery sizes that are commonly recommended for a MKV GTI: BCI size 47 and 48. I did some research and it appears size 90 (stock size for Corvette) would work as well. I weighed them...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 05-23-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By clockwise33
I took some measurements of the Golf R and the...

I took some measurements of the Golf R and the GTI rods that I'll share for posterity:

Golf R rod weight w/ bolts: 615.4g
GTI rod weight w/ bolts 547.7g

Golf R rod dimensions at thinnest...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 05-21-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By clockwise33
Very helpful, thank you. I still haven't made up...

Very helpful, thank you. I still haven't made up my mind on the honing. I'm going to ask around some shops that are local to me.

Something else that came up in the tear down was related to the...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 05-20-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By clockwise33
To update on the status of my little project,...

To update on the status of my little project, everything came apart without incident. I'm really pleased with the condition of the internals. The rod bearings are in excellent shape, the balance...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 05-12-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By clockwise33
Golf R Internals Swap - Opinions Welcome

I'm starting the tear today to swap MK6R rods and pistons into my K04 MK5 GTI. I picked up the rods/pistons (pictured) from a wrecked MK6R w/ 50k miles for $155 and will be installing them w/ new...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 04-19-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By clockwise33
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 04-19-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By clockwise33
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?9304087...

https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?9304087-OEM-MK6-Golf-R-Intercooler-(NJ)
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 03-28-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By clockwise33
Still running smooth with the Golf R motor and...

Still running smooth with the Golf R motor and K04 tuned GTI ECU?

I'm getting ready to put Golf R rods & pistons in my K04 GTI and I'm looking for reassurance that the compression ration drop...
Forum: Photo / Video / Media Gallery 02-22-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 529,120
Posted By clockwise33
Very interesting. I wonder how much worse mine...

Very interesting. I wonder how much worse mine would be with 034 street mounts.
Forum: Photo / Video / Media Gallery 02-22-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 529,120
Posted By clockwise33
How's the vibration in the Passat without the...

How's the vibration in the Passat without the balance shafts?
Forum: Photo / Video / Media Gallery 01-23-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 529,120
Posted By clockwise33
I'm kicking around the idea of cutting the...

I'm kicking around the idea of cutting the balance shaft gear while I'm doing drop in rods, as I plan on tracking this car eventually when my sons are old enough to ride along. Is the increase...
Forum: Photo / Video / Media Gallery 01-22-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 529,120
Posted By clockwise33
Did you pull the turbo off with the head? I'm...

Did you pull the turbo off with the head? I'm slowly preparing to do drop in rods and it seems like the easiest way to get the head off is disconnecting the turbo/manifold and leaving it chilling...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 01-15-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By clockwise33
Nice! So you swapped in a Golf R engine and...

Nice!

So you swapped in a Golf R engine and kept the GTI ECU? Still running APR K04 software? Any hiccups with getting it running right?
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 09-12-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,316
Posted By clockwise33
Props to you for going all out with this...

Props to you for going all out with this platform, and thanks for sharing it with the community!

How much psi are you going to run?

I ask because I've been doing research on upgrading rods and...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-22-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By clockwise33
MK6 Golf R injectors are the same as S3...

MK6 Golf R injectors are the same as S3 injectors. MK2 Audi TTS also uses the same injectors.
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-15-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By clockwise33
I upgraded to APR stage 2 at 50K and my stock...

I upgraded to APR stage 2 at 50K and my stock clutch started slipping at 93K. I replaced the flywheel, clutch and PP myself (clutch disk looked almost new, plenty of thickness, no hot spots on...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-14-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By clockwise33
My 3/06 build date GTI came with a B cam and is...

My 3/06 build date GTI came with a B cam and is also still on the original cam.

SOME 06 and 07 cars had A cams. As far as I remember there is no VIN split. You have to take the vacuum pump apart...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-14-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,853
Posted By clockwise33
My advise would be to either stay at S2 and put...

My advise would be to either stay at S2 and put money into suspension or LSD, or go all out with an aftermarket clutch, HPFP, S3 injectors and K04.

The S2+ only increased low end torque and added...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-14-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,853
Posted By clockwise33
I didn't find the gain from S2 to S2+ worth the...

I didn't find the gain from S2 to S2+ worth the expense of the HPFP. Within a month I was shopping for a K04 to justify buying the HPFP.

Are you on the stock clutch? If so, the added low end...
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