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Old 01-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #31
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I can't seem to find it, but did you get the long tubes on?
not yet, no. I am waiting until after Ive moved back to Cali and have BAR'd my car. Because its a 318 with a M20 in it I have some BS to deal with. Once thats done those suckers are going on
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #32
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took some work, ruined some old parts.... BUT its lower! and looks damn good

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all in all, discovered the ball joints and tie-rod ends were pretty worn so those are on the list to be replaced. The strut bushings were also worn so those will be done at the same time. I didnt have to lower the rear at all since the front didnt go much lower. Either way, Im happy with the results

also, now that the Seahawks are off for a few months, I will be able to spend my sundays are free. Hoping to get the rear valence on VERY soon I cant freakin wait!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:40 AM   #33
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dude our cars are looking more and more similar everyday haha
I love the stance - now get your ass down to cali
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #34
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Thanks Andy, cant wait to get out there again. We have to go on a longer drive. Highway 33!!!

Car should be getting some goodies soon. I'm selling a bunch of my old VW parts, so this car is benefitting from that. Lemforder control arms, tie-rods, sway bar end links, and euro trim for the front. And Im finally getting a slider for the pass seat

My DDM HID kit should be here soon too
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #35
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just ordered a headgasket kit and headstuds had been noticing some foamy/ frothy stuff on my dipstick and recently it has gotten a LOT worse. trying to stay ahead of it and do a headgasket job this weekend.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #36
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just ordered a headgasket kit and headstuds had been noticing some foamy/ frothy stuff on my dipstick and recently it has gotten a LOT worse. trying to stay ahead of it and do a headgasket job this weekend.
What??!!? Dude that sucks!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:38 AM   #37
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What??!!? Dude that sucks!
yea I was in denial for a while, but it has gotten worse. the only thing i can think happened was that the headgasket was crap.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #38
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yea I was in denial for a while, but it has gotten worse. the only thing i can think happened was that the headgasket was crap.
At this point that's the only thing it really could be.
Head was pressure tested. Block was magnafluxed AND pressure tested.
The head was machined flat and the block was checked for flat.
The head gasket I used was Victor Reinz, since then I've read bad stuff about them even though Pelican Parts rates them highly. Hopefully you have a Goetze or BMW/OEM one coming.
That really sucks!
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:41 PM   #39
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At this point that's the only thing it really could be.
Head was pressure tested. Block was magnafluxed AND pressure tested.
The head was machined flat and the block was checked for flat.
The head gasket I used was Victor Reinz, since then I've read bad stuff about them even though Pelican Parts rates them highly. Hopefully you have a Goetze or BMW/OEM one coming.
That really sucks!
yeahhhhhh....fcuk Victor Reinz. I used their Valve cover gasket, and im literally getting enough seepage to drip on my headers...ughh

hopefully you can get this figured out Simon
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #40
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parts are coming from Blunt, so Id be shocked if they are Victor Reinz.Going to get the head machined again even though Im sure its legit. Dont want to go through this again.

I was tempted to build the bottom end into a 2.8 but I just want it fixed and running good again

Funny thing is that the motor still runs strong! haha I have not backed off the throttle since this has been happening
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #41
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parts are coming from Blunt, so Id be shocked if they are Victor Reinz.Going to get the head machined again even though Im sure its legit. Dont want to go through this again.

I was tempted to build the bottom end into a 2.8 but I just want it fixed and running good again

Funny thing is that the motor still runs strong! haha I have not backed off the throttle since this has been happening
Blunt sent me that Victor Reinz gasket, so i would make sure you tell him you dont want one of those.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:11 PM   #42
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Goetze ftw
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:36 PM   #43
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Man that really sucks, I wish you were closer so I could give you a hand.
Going for the head studs though......turbo?
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:16 AM   #44
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no turbo, staying NA. also the gasket set from Blunt arrived yesterday and they were Victor Reinz.

On the other side of things, I did install the Lemforder control arms, tie-rods and swaybar links and the steering feels great.

Lets see how long this motor will last, Im hoping to have the head ripped off before the gasket gives up the ghost
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:58 AM   #45
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Hey Simon trick tip when doing the HG: Mine started leaking on the exhaust side front corner. Which come to find is really common if you don't use some sort of sealer on it. Permatex copper spray is good or a dab of RTV on that corner should do the trick.
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