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« on: February 09, 2005, 08:45:52 PM »
This weekend I have the following projects slated for my car.

1. K03 sport turbo replacement - old one is bad and sounds like a supercharger
2. Brake fluid flush - 2 year on the old, it is time
3. Transmission oil flush and replace
4. Oil change - have to drain to do turbo
5. Install turbo timer - Do not want to replace turbo again

Fun fun!!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2005, 08:58:03 PM »
Is Avalon doing it?

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005, 09:07:26 PM »
I am doing it with my friend Mark.  We - at Avalon - do not have a shop with a lift.  if we did I would do it there.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2005, 09:56:48 PM »
Sic.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2005, 04:04:37 PM »
Well my weekend plans were put on hold.  The shop in Steamboat where I was to do the work was being cleaned and re-painted, so it has been put off for a week or so.

I did get the Turbo Timer installed, what a pain in the @$$.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2005, 04:06:40 PM »
Sorry to hear Randy.  Glad to hear about the TT though!
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2005, 04:20:13 PM »
I did get my wrench on this Saturday though...

Full turbo back exhaust 3 inch, intake, DV and Revo on a GLI for a customer.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2005, 05:49:18 PM »
Nice, I wired up one of my city lights, added missing bolts to the headlights so they don't "bounce." Found the horn that I thought was missing (just need to figure out why it doesn't work now).

I also got a work out kick starting my motorcycle for an hour.  My legs are a little sore today.  I might start a new work out program for bikers.  The high step kick start.  Good cardio, a lot like doing stairs.

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2005, 05:53:56 PM »
Nice...Randy.
I changed my oil...cleaned my under carriage, and waxed my new wheels only to find one that was bent...grrr. No, I didn't drop if off my bench. It's going to Woody's sometime this week.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2005, 06:23:21 PM »
This is now the what I did last weekend thread, sooo.
New Alpines in the doors, 42 draft designs 3-gauge pod. Boost, EGT, Oil Pressure.  This week, Rear sway, new tails and side markers hopefully fix my coils.  Yup that should about do it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2005, 10:10:39 PM »
How about...Played with the kids and had a few beers!  I have a boost gauge and suspension that need to go in but the time is not right.  SOON!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2005, 01:27:49 PM »
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How about...Played with the kids and had a few beers!  I have a boost gauge and suspension that need to go in but the time is not right.  SOON!!!!


You have some self-control when it comes to these mods that I apparently do not have.  Wow.   :?:
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2005, 05:11:39 PM »
I am going to do this tomorrow, so if anyone wants to co come over and hang out - make fun of me - feel free to head over.

I am doing it at my house, so my redneck neighbors can see what real wrenching is :twisted:
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2005, 05:21:06 PM »
Hey, sour-kraut...  Shoot me a pm with your number man.  I might like to come and chill.
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2005, 05:54:30 PM »
I get my own wrenching to do this weekend.  

Went to take a motorcycle ride last Sunday but battery was dead and wouldn't hold a charge.  To get the battery out, I had to take the bike apart - taking the faring off and pulling the gas tank.  battery was under there.  this week I found a replacement battery, now I get to re-assemble everything.

When I finish that it is back to hanging insulation and pegboard on the garage walls.  If anyone feels compelled to use a staple gun on the insulation  :wink:  feel free to join me.
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2005, 09:41:47 PM »
Please...  Randy?  Info??
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2005, 03:13:22 PM »
Well I got it done :!:

Thanks to my friend Mark and Andrew it took just shy of 8 hours to do the entire tear-down, replacement, rebuilt and testing of the turbo.  I now know more about the turbo system in our car and can only say WOW!

My car is now back to it's old self.  Boost is back up to normal levels adn power is back to it's peak.  I am very happy about how quiet it is not too.

We examined the turbo for the cause and it was obvious once we looked at the exhaust housing for the turbo.  it was craked like an egg shell.  Hairline and larger then hairline fractures all over.  Exhause was leaking out the housing and past the turbine, thus the loss of boost and power.

Big shout out to Andrew for the coolant run and for comming over and offering his moral support.  YOUR NEXT MAN!
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2005, 03:25:19 PM »
Great news!  I am glad to hear that everything went well.
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2005, 03:34:35 PM »
Awww..  All I did was watch and learn.  VERY happy to hear that all is well with your sled.  Cool place too man.
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2005, 09:53:31 PM »
Quote from: "coveredbytheblood"
Quote from: "RobD"
How about...Played with the kids and had a few beers!  I have a boost gauge and suspension that need to go in but the time is not right.  SOON!!!!


You have some self-control when it comes to these mods that I apparently do not have.  Wow.   :?:


LOL, I don't know that it is as much self control as a lack of time with kids.  They just take all of it and your car falls a little below the family pet for love...
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2005, 02:53:59 AM »
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Quote from: "coveredbytheblood"
Quote from: "RobD"
How about...Played with the kids and had a few beers!  I have a boost gauge and suspension that need to go in but the time is not right.  SOON!!!!


You have some self-control when it comes to these mods that I apparently do not have.  Wow.   :?:


LOL, I don't know that it is as much self control as a lack of time with kids.  They just take all of it and your car falls a little below the family pet for love...


Word to ya on that one! Children are wonderful, but they dramatically and instantly change your availbility.
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