Josh's 2.5 200QT.

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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby chaloux » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:20 am

I've had that happen on a few cars, it's scary as fuck! The bang and slam is so unnerving. Car looks great as Chris said. Definitely need some videoooooos!
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby 2.5TYPE44 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:49 pm

I went to TX2K17 this past weekend and was blown away by the level of money that these cars had in them. Twin turbo Lambos, GTR's, Vettes, Ferrarri, Audi, big turbo Supras were a dime a dozen. Hands down, the Nissan Skyline GTR was by far the fastest car consistently/consecutively. I saw 197mph @ like 6.37 seconds on the quarter mile and these cars had full interior and were streetlegal. WTF! E-85 was the most common fuel from all different types of cars. There was free dyno all day and night for all of the cars for the four days. Tons of fun.

Twin turbo chic, cool t-shirt, cam driven fuel pump, and triple E-85 walbro 450lph.
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby chaloux » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:13 pm

Yeah it's a different level eh... I guess that's what happens when you start with a car that costs (often many times) more than what most people here have into their cars plus purchase price. I'd love to go to tx2k some year.
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04 Jetta TDI - DC stage I clutch/14lb fw
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby 2.5TYPE44 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:52 pm

i started daily driving the car to work and have another "to do list" to be comfortable to drive everyday. A.C. Is one of them. The car definitely rides stiffer in the front now. I was used to the factory ride that was definitely softer. The car sits so low that I can't get it on the alignment rack so I will be adjusting the coilovers up some to clear the underside. The brakes still aren't to my liking considering what I have. I eliminated the rear factory porportioning valve and that definitely helped some. I also had a leaking vacuum hose off of the electric vacuum pump. I swapped small/bad/broken battery ground strap out with one from a V8. I also installed Hella super tones horns which are REALLY loud. The 3:89 TDI 6 speed is definitely for high speeds. I really can't even put it in 6th unless I'm 85-90mph which is definitely ticket territory :police: Third gear is fun from 60-110mph. I'm going to have Jeff get rid of the light weight lifters so they don't trash the motor and I will be conveying to the 2.0t COP's.
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby 2.5TYPE44 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:40 pm

I haven't been on in a while so I figured I would catch up to the things I have been doing. Jeff flew in to help change out the light weight lifters. I had my valve cover machined to accept the 2.0 coils, had Marc make me a plug and play harness and I sent him my ECM so he can make changes to the drivers/dwell. The computer should be back this week.
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby chaloux » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:16 pm

Clean stuff Josh! Looks great! Still need vids!
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04 Jetta TDI - DC stage I clutch/14lb fw
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby audifreakjim » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:36 pm

Hey Josh, that looks great. Just a heads up on those coils, they hate radiant heat. If you get a misfire, barely running situation, cool them down with a bit of water and see if that fixes it. I hope you don't run into this, but if you do hopefully it will save you a lot of troubleshooting. Completely shielding my header and hot side fixed the problem for me. The Ceramic coating wasn't enough protection in my case.
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby vt10vt » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:11 am

audifreakjim wrote:Hey Josh, that looks great. Just a heads up on those coils, they hate radiant heat. If you get a misfire, barely running situation, cool them down with a bit of water and see if that fixes it. I hope you don't run into this, but if you do hopefully it will save you a lot of troubleshooting. Completely shielding my header and hot side fixed the problem for me. The Ceramic coating wasn't enough protection in my case.

I ran into this same issue constantly on my B6 1.8t when I had a tube header. Either the new cast manifold radiates a lot less heat or having factory management instead of VEMS changed something, haven't had it happen on the new setup (and with less shielding).

But yeah, like Jim said, go overboard on the heat shielding. Mine used to randomly start dropping cylinders, especially sitting in traffic. Pull over, pour water on the coils, and you could hear them come back online as they cooled off.
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby audifreakjim » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:33 am

Yep, that's exactly the problem. So you are on a cast manifold and VEMS now?
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby vt10vt » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:45 pm

audifreakjim wrote:Yep, that's exactly the problem. So you are on a cast manifold and VEMS now?

I'm on a cast manifold and Maestro now, used to be tube header/VEMS and haven't had the problem since I made those changes. They changed our inspection laws so now OBD compliance is a must-have for '95+
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby mushasho » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:01 pm

I wound say a tube header thing... Had VEMS running a cast RS2 manifold/t04e setup and it rarely did it... stepped up to a tube setup and it only got worse.
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Re: Josh's 2.5 200QT.

Postby Colin2750 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:46 pm

Headers have ALOT more surface area to dissipate heat
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