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Greetings Everyone. I'm starting this thread in order to keep a record of the maintenance and upgrades I do to my 20th.

I purchased the 20th from its original owner in the Summer of 2014.
The car had just shy of 72,000 miles and actually hit 72k on the way home and had the following mods:

  • Timing Belt and Water Pump done at 61k
  • Revo Stage 1 Tune
  • Billstein PSS9 Coilovers
  • Neuspeed 28mm Rear Sway Bar
  • H&R Front Sway Bar
  • RPI Willwood Light Weight 13" Race Big Brake Kit
  • 19"x8" Iforged Essen Wheels w/1.5 inch lip up front and 3" lip on the rears (Now running OZ Superleggeras, 18x8)
  • Thomas Sport Tuning X-Brace
  • Techtonics full turbo back exhaust
  • Samco TIP
  • Greddy Intercooler
  • HKS Super Sequential blowoff (Now running VW's OEM 710N Diverter Valve)
  • 42 Draft Designs Catch Can
  • AEM CARB Compliant CAI
  • 42 Draft Designs wrapped gauge pods with AWE boost and EGT gauges
  • EIP short shifter (Now running and OEM R32/TT Shifter with 42 Draft Designs Bushings)
  • Euro Kilometer and Celsius cluster gauge skin
  • Recaro Speed seats (Now running OEM 20th Seats..... Airbags are the coolest)
  • Schroth harnesses (Now running the stock 20th seat belts)
  • Pioneer double din head unit with Bluetooth and Ipod connectivity
  • Custom subwoofer box in the hatch area with two 8" Boston Acoustic subs (Removed for weight reduction and more cargo space)
  • R32 control arm bushings
  • LUK Stage 1 Clutch
  • Momo steering wheel with red stitching (Now running the stock 20th Steering Wheel because airbags are cool)
  • Underground racing light weight billet pulleys (Now running stock Crank and Water Pump Pulleys for better vibration dampening)

There is a multitude of other changes, upgrades, and maintenance done other than what you see above that are discussed throughout this thread. ENJOY!



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Here is how she looked when I brought her home.














Similar thread for my F-150http://www.f150ecoboost.net/forum/1...aintenance-thread-2013-fx4-cc-ec-6-5-bed.html
 

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8-9-14
72,506 Miles

  • Removed Schroth Harnesses
    -They were annoying to deal with on a daily basis compared to the stock 20th seat belts​

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  • Replaced the HKS BOV with a Bosch 710N Diverter Valve
    -I wanted the benefits of a recirculating setup and wasn't really a fan of the added noise/attention that the BOV venting to atmosphere brought.​

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  • Cleaned the AEM air filter.

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  • Boost Leak Testing
    -I noticed my boost levels had dropped so I made a Boost Leak tester. Found a boost leak at the MAP sensor connection. I found two boost leaks. One at the intercooler and one was coming from a crack in the Emissions Jet Suction Pump. The previous owner did not seal the sensor properly with the aftermarket intercooler. I have plans to put a smaller and more efficient intercooler that I have left over from an old build on the car so I made a temporary gasket out of some gasket materials and buttoned everything up. I ordered a the Emissions Jet Suction Pump Assembly later that day.​
 

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8-29-14
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  • Replaced Emissions Jet Suction Pump Assembly (Part# 06a133751AE)

  • Installed ECS Billet Aluminum Hood Pull.
    -I did this as a preemptive measure before the stock one broke on me.​


  • Replaced Dip Stick Tube (Part# 917-355)
    -Replaced it because the old one looked brittle.​


  • Replaced Dip Stick (Part# 917-350)
    -Replaced it because the old one looked brittle.​


  • Installed ECS Sunglasses Holder (ECS SKU 3591CONN114159)
    -Replaces interior mounted roof grab handle, but makes a nice place to store suglasses.
 

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  • Removed the Subs in the rear
    - I did this mainly to gain the extra cargo space. The weight reduction wasn't a bad thing either.​

  • Replaced the Front Door Latch Assembly (Part #3B1837015AS)
    -The car didn't know when the door was open. The door chime wouldn't ding and the puddle light wouldn't illuminate when the door was opened.



    -I followed the DIY video that Deutsche Auto Parts made. I highly recommend using this DIY and purchasing from Deutsche Auto Parts if you have to do this job. Their DIY made an annoying job quite easy. See below for the DIY.



 

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  • Replaced Billet Pulleys for OEM
- The car had Billet pulleys that I removed. I put the OEM pulleys back on because of the better balancing and vibration dampening for the engine.

-Billet Pulleys Removed


OEM pulleys installed with new OEM hardware.

 

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Real clean. It's nice to see all of the preventative maintenance too.
Thanks. There will be some more stuff coming soon. Just need to take the time to organize things.

Also, big fan of the seats... I have a very similar set... lol
I wasn't too stoked on them when I bought the car because they weren't the 20th Recaros, but they have grown on me. Your seats are at a whole different level.
 

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Can I see a pic of that sunglss holder? I haven't seen one in the wild before and wondered if it's a good investment.
 

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Are you sure you want to keep the seats? I have OEM 20th seats ill be willing to trade.. just let me know
They would have to be a 100% Mint Pair. Otherwise I'm very happy with these aftermarket Recaros.

Nice looking car :thumbup:
Thanks!

Can I see a pic of that sunglss holder? I haven't seen one in the wild before and wondered if it's a good investment.
I'll try to snap one for ya tonight.
 
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