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Candy White 9n3 GTI


Dave9n3

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All sorts of goodies being thrown at this in the next few weeks

Battery relocate is half done, it'll free up a fair amount of space in the bay once its done. Pics to follow on completion.

Change of mind on the wheels so they should be gone to a new owner on friday - those funds are going towards different wheels.

I'm going to be swapping the forge front mount out over the next week or so and changing to a larger single pass cooler with 2.5" pipework instead of the 2" pipework the forge has, inlet manifold needs changing so throttle body is on the opposite side and much more. Should be good when it all eventually comes together. MOAR FLOW

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Looking good mate!

So, since fitting the diff the clutch has started to slip. Que the 'should have done it when you had the box off' the clutch had been absolutely solid up until this point so never thought it would hav

Finally given it a wash and also fitted the new brakes all round         Motul RBF660 gone in :) very happy with the pedal feel and with how the brakes now look

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Pretty sure it was on Briskoda Jake, also spotted them on awesome GTI. Came to around 27 quid all in, not a bad price for protecting the sills I guess. Oh- i got them from VW dealers but there wasnt much difference in price between VW and awesome, though awesome may charge for delivery.

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Updates:

Cooler arrived 2AC9E5AB-441A-4C92-BD49-930307F32715-694

Now the real work starts lol - definitely isn't going to be a direct fit.

I managed to do a stud and nut conversion to make taking wheels on and off a lot easier, also nicer for fitting spacers IMO - Bimecc studs & nuts 80mm long

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Finally - I had these brake lines made up by the guys at goodridge. I must say their customer service was absolutely spot on, more than happy to sort me out with exactly what I needed. I feel good customer service is hard to come by these days - genuinely helpful guys. I'd recommend them to anyone, possibility to have a bit of negotiating on club discount?

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Cheers!

Taking a while but I'll get there eventually with it all. Wheels are now ordered after selling my superleggeras, going to choose between Michelin pilot sport 3's and nankang ns2r's

Once wheels are sorted brakes can be changed. Still gathering parts for front mount but it's not a million miles off just yet

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Inlet manifold, charge pipe and inlet pipe were all painted last night using VHT wrinkle plus. Not the best but it'll do just fine, may re do the charge pipe though. 4B309C7D-BBEC-4C7F-AD56-EBBC381B1AD4-422

Really like using crackle black, potentially do my rocker cover also

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Wheel update, OZ superleggeras are gone in place of these

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Set of autec wheels, pretty light at about 8.5kg each which isn't too bad for a 17" wheel!

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aaaaaand they're on. Goodridge braided lines as well. Bled the brakes ok with a pressure bleeder :) 

 

still  need to sort the ride height out as I just wound it up a load to make sure it wasn't going to rub at all. 

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Update-

 

front brakes required more spacing than expected and the tyres then rubbed the arches unless I raised the car silly high. So I got hold of some Leon Cupra R 4 pots which worked out at the same price to buy the rears with them as it would have been to just buy the fronts so a no brainer really I bought a full set. Having done a few sets of brakes now stripping them down didn't take long at all and in no time they were ready for coating.

 

Heres the closest thing I have to a 'before' picture 

 

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anyhow they're now all done, coated and rebuilt with fresh seals and dust boots, bleed nipples, cross over lines and stainless fixing bolts, same treatment for the rears (I have a set of these on the car but thought I should get a set nicely coated to match as its not much more effort to do all brakes at once if I'm bleeding the system anyway.

 

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pleased with how they've come out, it now means I can run less spacing on the front thus (hopefully) having no clearance issues. 

 

Just ordered Ferodo DS2500 pads for the front brakes as well, which should arrive tomorrow. 

 

One last small update is I bought some camber adjustable top mounts, hoping these will aid the clearance issues and potentially help with the turn in.

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Boring update is one of my track rod ends is loose so I've ordered a new set of these to fit at the weekend.

 

 

been waiting 3 weeks now for my intercooler pipes to be welded, but that should be on soon 

 

 

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Big job/s broke out at the weekend. 

 

- FMIC fitting

- new track rod ends

- camber adjustable top mounts

 

 

inlet manifold had to be swapped to allow for pipework to be routed as I wanted. Fairly big job in itself and I made a bit of a mess doing it 

 

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Inlet off - mess was made.

 

I made up a mounting rail for my cooler which was fixed to the crash bar using some rivnuts. Just some aluminium square section, I'd like to spray this soon just so it matches the crash bar.

 

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Once I'd made some decent progress 

 

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Final bay shot, more to do but for now it's running just fine :) 

 

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camber added :P helps with clearance and makes much more of a difference to the turn in than I expected it would do 

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Looks great dude. Pipe work is nice and tidy too! Would love to see more shots of the whole car!

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Thanks! I tried hard to get it fairly symmetrical at the front haha, I knew if I didn't it would wind me up! 

 

I've not washed the car in a good while so once I've got the brakes on and given it a clean I'll get some pictures of it and update!

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Finally given it a wash and also fitted the new brakes all round

 

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Motul RBF660 gone in :) very happy with the pedal feel and with how the brakes now look.

 

 

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Looks quality mate. These look so good in the cup kit. Brakes look awesome too.

It's worthy of a wallpaper on my desktop with a scenic backdrop lol

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Couple of minor changes since :) 

 

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slight tidy in the engine bay.

 

also finally fitted the grills on despite the larger intercooler- which was the aim all along, I wanted a bigger cooler but to still use the cup grills.

 

i needed to sort a tow hook for the car as my standard one was now not long enough for it to protrude out from the grill. I had access to a lathe so drilled down the centre of the standard one, tapped it m12, fitted a stud to the required size and screwed a snazzy alloy tow hook in place

 

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Next is to finish off my water methanol injection project (programming side needs sorting) add that in amongst a small boot build (standard boot carpet does my nut in as it falls into the wheel well when anything heavier than air is pushing against it)

 

so so a nice piece of wood with space for battery, access to spare wheel and room for water meth pump and tank would be ideal.

 

once that's done id like to advance my ignition timing and then take it to a rolling road to see how it does running some meth

 

 

 

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Decided I fancied a catch can sooo here it is.

 

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drilled and riv nut fitted. Bolted to inner wing.

 

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piped up :) venting to atmosphere (tut tut) 

 

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ta da! Done!

 

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Now I'm just waiting to see if it catches anything :P

 

 

 

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Took the car for a day at Bedford autodrome. Went well all day with no issues :) 

 

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really feeling the need for a LSD soon though if funds allow. 

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Just a cheap baffled 19mm outlet catch can! 19mm ID silicone hose from JJC race and rally plus a small filter from ramair which was about £3 

 

already had to empty it just to see if it had done anything and it had! 

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So - 

 

Doubt many people read these build threads but keeping it moving for my own record really.

 

One of my next planned mods is to run water methanol injection. I could (maybe in heindsight should) have purchased a pre assembled kit from the likes of devilsown, AEM, Aquamist etc etc. However I decided to give it a go myself with making a kit. 

 

So so far I have:

 

- 12VDC pump compatible with meth.

- Tank (drilled hole for tank fitting and level sensor)

- Lines/fittings/check valve

-Nozzle

 

Ive already run the lines in the car so that part is done. I've all but finished thecontroller now. Using an arduino nano clone, small ish project box to fit it in.

 

The basic concept is for the pump to come on when the car reaches a set boost pressure 7psi for now, once this condition is met the pump will start at my set minimum duty cycle of 50%, it'll then ramp up the duty cycle as the airflow through the MAF increases. I've taken a voltage feed from the MAF and MAP sensors for this. By looking up the maps for these I was able to determine at what voltage I'll see what boost for the map and airflow for the MAF.

 

Here it is as it stands now. Need to make up the adapter look for MAP and MAF then wire it all together.

 

 

guess this is my own DIY progressive controller.

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