Got it used. I liked it for the turbo symbol. The new ones say 'turbo' which is cool and all, but I like this one.Why a boost gauge with vacuum?
That may be unavoidable at this point due to how amazing the 1.6TD is. If Fast sticks around, everything that doesn't already have a turbo probably will soon.When you refresh the 1.9, are you planning on adding a turbo?
Dude..I need your cupholder ❤❤❤
It's the end of an era. The generic universal tape/coin/cup holder, that brought joy to so many, for so long, has been retired.wow so much inspiration for my build. What did you use for the plaid interior? And what is that cup holder part?
Still sounds like a jar of marbles. But at least a very rhythmic one. I need a boost gauge like that, mine only goes up to 15 but all the 30 psi gauges are too "busy" with the metric scale and lacking the old school "TURBO" script. How else would people know what the gauge is for.I took that test drive today. 😎Wow!
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Idles smooth at 850 fully warmed. Yet, climbs hills in high gear with only barely pushing the pedal.
Saw boost up to 12 PSI and EGT as high as 1450 climbing hills in fifth today, but the other two temperature gauges stayed below half. I just backed off the pedal and it went back down. EGT seems to be a relatively short term phenomenon as compared to either coolant or oil.
The transmission got the oil changed out before today's drive. Turned out to be a good thing as it was quite dirty and a bit moisture contaminated after just 50 miles since last change, but before that the gear box sat for ten years.
Otherwise the new, presumably lower mileage but otherwise identical to the previous, FN transmission is working beautifully. That includes the overbushed linkage. Huge improvement there. I would recommend it to anyone that is still running solid shifter linkage.
Oh, one exception is that the reverse switch doesn't work. I would swap the one that I fixed, but as noticed when removed, it leaks. I think I am over rebuilding these and have a MK2 (with upshift) switch on order and plan to re-pin the plug when it arrives.
I don't know if I ever would have been able to tune this setup this well by myself. If I ever did, it would have taken me months or years instead of just a few days and as many drives like it took Fast. It's so nice to have such an awesome vw mechanic for a friend and one that lives nearby to boot.
Agreed. I have been running this MissingLinkz kit for 15 years. I only have the throw on the medium short setting, though. That was good enough for me.go to the missinglinkz site and get a short shifter kit and weighted billet, greatly improves the feel of shifting.
I wonder if those will hold up to the oil and road gunk. I will agree with you that the factory ones are too soft.Agreed. I have been running this MissingLinkz kit for 15 years. I only have the throw on the medium short setting, though. That was good enough for me.
MissingLinkz does not make or sell the bushings that I am referring to. These take the place of the neoprene anti-rattle rings.
I'll post the photo again:
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The home made rubber washers make a significant improvement in the feel of the shifting. More than I would have thought.
0$, no tools required modification for anyone who wants to give it a go.
I have high hopes for the bushings holding up. They are made of leftover scraps of a commercial truck mudflap that I cut up.I wonder if those will hold up to the oil and road gunk. I will agree with you that the factory ones are too soft.
on a random note: I hate installing those safety pins so much lol.
I like them as well, just such a dance to get them in lol.I have high hopes for the bushings holding up. They are made of leftover scraps of a commercial truck mudflap that I cut up.
The ball joint retaining pins are kind of a pain, but damn elegant. I like knowing that they are there.
With a turbo,You’re lucky to have him around and helping out.
Big Blue’s AAZ has been NA and I’ve been considering tossing the k03 from the Rotbox on it, but I rarely drive it. I know nothing about turbo tuning. Honestly, most everything I’ve been doing to it, is a waste of time, lol. Seems you drive everything you own.
Even more importantly, what does she think, right?How much of a difference do you notice with the engine swap, if any at all?