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« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2004, 03:27:31 PM »
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Greg, Nice! Is that the side mount DSM ICs? You a crazy kid ;)

Uhhh, my Euro Tails and ECS Dog Mount arrives by UPS today :)


Decided not to go with the DSM ic's, for pain in the a** fabracation reasons. (they were very apealing because you can get them for about 30 bucks a pop and they have metal end tanks.) I would have to cut one end tank off of each IC and flip it over. PITA! So I decided to go with a modifyed TT set up, with a ported manifold. Cant spray frozen gas on these due to the plastic end tanks but with the NewSouth power gasket and an extra IC I cant belive that it wouldent make a noticeable diffrence.

Dog bone mount is kind of a pain too, you need a press to get that front bushing in as I rember. Definately dont attempt alone, extra set of hands is key. You will probly notice a decent ammount of vibration in the begining but the bushings will mellow out with time.  And actually im only running 2 out of 3 of the bushings. Did you get the bolt kit with it? they dident have that when I bought it so hopefully its alot easyer to put the mount back together with longer bolts?

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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2004, 03:49:30 PM »
Andy Im around man.  Let me know when you want to get together.  Thursday night sounds good.  I get out of class at 6:45.  Maybe a food gtg??  Then drive  :)
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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2004, 03:49:30 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2004, 03:51:14 PM »
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Greg, Nice! Is that the side mount DSM ICs? You a crazy kid ;)

Uhhh, my Euro Tails and ECS Dog Mount arrives by UPS today :)


Dog bone mount is kind of a pain too, you need a press to get that front bushing in as I rember. Definately dont attempt alone, extra set of hands is key. You will probly notice a decent ammount of vibration in the begining but the bushings will mellow out with time.  And actually im only running 2 out of 3 of the bushings. Did you get the bolt kit with it? they dident have that when I bought it so hopefully its alot easyer to put the mount back together with longer bolts?


Ya, I got the whole shabang, bolts and all. I saw an install that recommended having a vice to put it together. I may be down in the springs tonight. Wana play cars?
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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2004, 03:58:46 PM »
Ya and a vice for sure and a big clamp if you have it. But with the longer bolts it shouldent be as big a deal... You will be shocked at how squishy the stock bushings are, they remind me of those stress balls that you use to combat carpel tunnel (sp for sure).

As for springs tonite I may be up for it depending on what time you will be around, im probly going to be tied up with this dinner thing until about 9.  It was suposto be for 3 people and now its for 9 so I have some work to do.

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« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2004, 04:09:03 PM »
Ahh, some other time then. :)
When are you planning on being up here again?

Wooo another thread severely hijacked!

*ahem* OT: Good luck with gapping your plugs Dan. Perhaps you would like to do a GTG with us on Thursday?(workds for me Andrew) Grab a lil bite to eat and chat some?
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« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2004, 04:11:10 PM »
Sorry were really bad about hijacking sometimes... :oops:  :oops:

Im planing on being up for the Avalon opeining and on the 20th for a mid week GTG at jons house...
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« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2004, 04:22:13 PM »
Weekends usually work best for me.  I work too much during the week and I'm way up in Ft. Collins as of a couple months ago.

I come down to the old stompin grounds of littlefun on the weekends so I'm game if you guys want to meet up.  Everyone on this board is awesome, never met people on a board that aren't clicky and unfriendly.  Thanks.

I just got back from lunch at NAPA and have some new NGK's to put in after work.  **keepin my fingers crossed**
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« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2004, 04:34:09 PM »
Weekends work best for me too actually, but I'm pretty flexible as I lack any sort of tangible life outside of work right now.

Is the Avalon opening this weekend, Greg? At least a few of us are gonna head to that.
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« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2004, 04:57:36 PM »
The KEG??  Say around 7:15 Thursday?  All are welcome to come.  :)
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« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2004, 04:59:49 PM »
Let's go back to Wynkoop Brewery. Not quite so $$ heavy. I'm saving my pennies for an exhaust. I'll post over in the GTG in case anyone else wants to show.
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« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2004, 05:04:46 PM »
Ok no prob bob.  :)
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« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2004, 05:06:47 PM »
Funny that you should call me bob.
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« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2004, 06:36:35 PM »
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Is the Avalon opening this weekend, Greg? At least a few of us are gonna head to that.


Pretty sure its this weekend... Let me double check...
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« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2004, 11:41:24 AM »
Well gentlemen...  the problem is fixed!!

 :D

The colder NGK's and a 0.028" gap fixed it.

Thanks for all your input.  Also let me know what's planned for this weekend, I would like to meet up with you guys.

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« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2004, 11:44:34 AM »
Hmm.  That is very good.  I need to check mine now.  There have been momentary blips, occasionally during acceleration in my ride.  Glad it worked out for ya!
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« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2004, 12:40:34 PM »
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Well gentlemen...  the problem is fixed!!

 :D

The colder NGK's and a 0.028" gap fixed it.

Thanks for all your input.  Also let me know what's planned for this weekend, I would like to meet up with you guys.

Dan



Uhhh wow. I guess is all I can say that has to be the easyest MKIV fix in the history of ever!

Good to hear...

Just because im nosey... what did your plugs look like when you pulled them? did they have normal burn paterns on them?

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« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2004, 12:57:22 PM »
I'm not the most edumacated when it comes to reading plugs.  Could you give me a quick idea?  I brought one of them to work with me.
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« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2004, 01:22:05 PM »
Picutures rain supreme 'round here. dont have a digi cam with you by chance? LOL sorry.

Umm just describe what they looked like when you pulled them out, black? white? rust color? wet? dry? covered in oil? covered in gas?
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« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2004, 01:25:59 PM »
I just took a pic but it's with a camera phone.  I'll have it posted in a bit.

No oil, or gas.

Plug mostly was black.  The grounding strip was white on the outboard side with a little bit of carbon on the electrode side.

I've been driving the car nice for the past week or too since I didn't know what was wrong with it so the carbon build up is probably a little more than usual.
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« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2004, 01:36:22 PM »
That sounds just fine. Just wanted to make sure that your plugs wernt fouled and that was what was causeing your problem not the gap.

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« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2004, 01:44:13 PM »


Blurry...
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« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2004, 04:48:15 PM »
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Is the Avalon opening this weekend, Greg? At least a few of us are gonna head to that.


Does anyone know the actual date of the grand opening?  I'm thinking I missed it.  I was thinking I could pick a software upgrade sometime in the near future...

Are you running any upgraded fuel components with your Revo software?
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« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2004, 05:04:22 PM »
My understanding is that it is this Saturday Oct 16.

I'm still running the stock fuel system. I have the OEM exhaust/down pipe and they recommend that you upgrade that to a 2.5" at least before installing the 4bar FPR afterwhich they will re-flash the ECU to manage the new hardware.
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« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2004, 05:06:48 PM »
Would anyone interested on meeting somewhere and driving to avalon?
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« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2004, 05:12:44 PM »
The actual grand opening is this sat. the 16. they moved it back once before, so if your seeing a diffrent date thats probly why. Or just check www.avalonmotorsports.com ...

At the present moment im not runing a modifyed fuel sysem because I dont really have the need. Im in the process of converting my AWD volkswagen 1.8t into an Audi TT 1.8t The 225 horsepower verson with a KO4 turbo, TT exhaust manifold and i allready have the new intake manifold and duel side mounts. Of course ill need a diffrent fuel pressure regulator and new injectors but the stock fuel pump is fine for what im doing. Thats really all I need to finish the set up.


When I compile all of these parts ill give revo a call and see what kind of a software upgrade I can takeing into account all of my new modifications.
Revo lists software for the audi tt as putting out 260 HP and 284 ft. pounds of tourqe.
So I would think that takeing into account the other modifications done to the engine I could probly put down about 270 on pump gas, witch is what my goal is.

That was way more than I planed on typeing. Did I even answer your question in all of that?
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« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2004, 05:16:59 PM »
I'm down with meeting up before going to Avalon, and I could probably talk  AlanW and maybe some other folks into meeting before-hand.

Where are you located? I'm downtown.
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« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2004, 05:31:19 PM »
I'll be in Highlands Ranch or Parker on Saturday.  I'm game to meet anywhere though.
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« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2004, 03:08:38 PM »
I'm looking at heading up during my lunch break too. My wife's taking the car to meet her grandpa for lunch at 11:30 so I don't konw if she'll be back in time, but if she is, I think there may be two of us here at work just off of I-25 and Dry Creek that could meet up...and Greg heads up north too.

I think the gig starts at 1pm and the later I wait, the greater chance my wife'll be back and leave the car for me...and we can make a cool grand entrance, but whatever, don't make your plans on account of me.
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« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2004, 03:18:16 PM »
How about we meet at I-25 and Dry Creek Rd between 1-1:30. If you're looking good for being able to join us, JR give Greg or I a call.

Is there a convienient place to meet off that exit, gas station, resturant parking lot or some such thing?
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« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2004, 03:24:45 PM »
There is a magiano's there on the north east corner with pretty big parking lot.  Any takers?
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