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In Topic: ETACS Cover Stamping

14 September 2018 - 07:22 AM

It was for switching the door chime to voice on the early model cars.

In Topic: Shaved Gas Lid (WHITE)---No keyhole

13 September 2018 - 02:29 PM

View Posttechboy, on 13 September 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:

There was someone on this board a few years ago that had one of these on his car, I always thought it was cool.

That would be me.

I weld'd a 1/2" square piece of HSS onto the backside of the lid and slotted it to catch the factory latch.   Don't have a pic handy but can get one.  

View PostBradrock, on 13 September 2018 - 12:25 PM, said:


It would have to be a fairly strong magnet because the factory spring to pop the lid open has a high spring stiffness.  


In Topic: Shaved Gas Lid (WHITE)---No keyhole

13 September 2018 - 07:11 AM

It's cool, but it doesn't have a provision to keep the lid closed.

In Topic: kev's restoration - viper blue tsi

04 September 2018 - 09:37 AM

Just another quick update.  Fired the car up again this past weekend.  The temperature issue is just the sensor for the stock gauge.  The sds sensor showed me the exact engine temperature and it is running nice and cool.  The factory gauge is reading 3/4 at normal operating temperature with a 180 deg t-stat in the car.     It looks like I'm in search of an OEM sensor, MD001380.

I was able to tune in the idle really nice and a few more parameters on the ECU.   I took it on several trips up and down my driveway (which is long enough to pull thru 2 gears)   I only have the 4 psi spring in the waste-gate as of now.  It spools very fast with no lag at all.  

Have some more issues to deal with.  The brakes are spongy, the steering system needs to be bled better, and I have some type of knock in the right rear (sounds like the coil-over).   All in all, it is running pretty good.   I have about 30-40 minutes of run time on it.  Time to change the oil, bleed the steering/brakes better, and finally install the hood so I can get this thing road worthy.    


In Topic: Most unusual food eaten?

31 August 2018 - 02:26 PM

boiled dog meat <== while in a small town in South Korea.  I didn't find out it was dog until after I ate it.