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    Re: 2012 vw gti -- overstocked!!

    Alright, so far we have only sold one of the 6 GTI's, so here is what is left:
    1. Candy White, 3-Door, DSG, with 18" wheels and sunroof
    2. Black, 3 door, Manual, 18" alloys
    3. Black, 5 door,...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    ok.. thanks DW.
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Here's one of the dyno pull videos..
    http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p504/marktc34/th_968166A5-8FE3-4E72-AFD9-EFE2199C8285-45267-00003766B84C92A9.jpg
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    Re: 2012 vw gti -- overstocked!!

    If you're seriously interested.. you should pm me... At this time of year, I usually only have one remaining GTI, so my stock is 6 times more than normal.
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    2012 vw gti -- overstocked!!

    Hi Guys,

    I have been away from the forum for a little while as I have been taking care of some personal issues (Once it's all over I will tell you guys what occurred/is occurring.) That being...
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    Re: Need opinions on Jetta 2003 1.8T problem

    ^Agreed.. The Reason the clutch slips to 4500 and then back down to 3000 is because that's where you're torque peak is. Clutches are victims of torque. The clutch will slip more and more the higher...
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    Re: 2009 Volkswagen GLI

    OMG.. I hyperlinked from the website.. and apparently.. they change the actual pictures at the hyperlink addy's... lol. The GLI has long since sold.
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    I wish I could, but the owner of the car has not had a chance to drive it all summer and he has basically told me that there won't be any cruises this summer as he just wants to enjoy his car for the...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    IT's bordering on ridiculous... I know there are far more powerful cars out there.. but it's wild to drive an Esprit with that much power. The Esprit was never meant to be this quick. They are...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Okay.. here's a picture of the dyno screen.. fairly blurry, but you can decipher what you need to. I am still awaiting the arrival of the original .pdf or whatever they use to show the graph. ...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    IT's a little crazy... and it's nearly a perfect supercar now..
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    So... The results from the dyno are basically this (from stock 295 ft-lbs of torques and 350hp): 430 ft lbs of torque and 430hp (actually it was 428). The car produces over 400 ft-lbs from 3500 rpm...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Okay, so here's a progress update: Basically, I replaced all the bottom end bearings and gaskets, had a tool made up to set the timing chain tension, plastiguaged everything, re-assembled and...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Sorry for not posting for a while everyone.. The engine is now rebuilt and back in the car. I had to get some technicalities with the business taken care of and my baby sister came over from Denmark...
  15. Thread: Coolant issues

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    Re: Coolant issues

    ^ agreed..
  16. Thread: Ffh 2012

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    Re: Ffh 2012

    Very nice Turnout!!
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Yep LOL!!.. it's just a car with pistons that up and down... and valves that open and close.. lol
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    yeah... i've had better days... lol... oh well. At least it will be done right.
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Sorry about that last blurry picture.. here's an actual shot of the cams out...

    http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p504/marktc34/a6e70dff.jpg

    Here's the crankshaft and the end caps etc......
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Well... Since I had the engine on the floor, I thought I would check the clutch and flywheel... and.. well.. it's in need. Not shocking really, as most of the Esprit V8 twin plate clutches don't tend...
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    Re: MK4 TDI experiences

    So, there are two engines in the mk4 diesel wagon -- ALH and PD. The PD was started in 2004 and ran until 2006. The engine is designed to run on the highway and is not happy being idled for extended...
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    Re: 2009 Volkswagen GLI

    Bump..
  23. Thread: 2008 BMW 135i

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    Re: 2008 BMW 135i

    Sold!!!!
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Lol.. this car has actually been almost trouble free for the last 4 years... but... this year... arggghh lol.
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Lol.. gotcha.. It will be easier with the hatch off though.. Just gotta figure out what we are doing with the oil filter housing now... once I have a price, then I can determine if I'm gonna have a...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    I would clean it up.. but.. the problem is that I may still be doing more wiring and the issues are length and location of stuff, so I am just not comfortable cleaning it up just yet... it looks...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Yeah.. it's a huge job to get the motor out.. probably one of my least favorite jobs. However, **** happens, and I guess we have to deal with it..

    Today.. though I'm absolutely exhausted, we...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Well, today was a bit of a rough one.. We managed to get the lines through the chassis in good time, but when I went to install the other oil line fitting... I discovered that the threads were...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Here's what we got done on wednesday night..


    Here's the transmission linkage out:

    http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p504/marktc34/7690d951.jpg


    Here's how tight it is in there :)
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Well, Today was interesting.. I was in the driveway... well, I was actually on the street.. Idling. I was trying to setup the ecm to datalog the AFR under load so that I would be able to compare logs...
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    Re: Golf R with black bbs ch

    Looks Great MAN!!!!
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    So, Tonight I wired in the secondary fuel pump. I had to cut the ground loop in the relay box and then wire the second ground to the ecm... then I had to hotwire the positives within the relay box....
  33. Thread: 2008 BMW 135i

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    Re: 2008 BMW 135i

    $29,500 for Eurodriver Members!!! This is a screaming deal!!!
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    This week was extremely successful I think. I managed to have a new set of lotus timing belt tools made for me.. Here's a picture of them:

    ...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Well.. still no videos or pictures to go with this post.. but, tonight I actually drove the car!!! I didn't go far, but I did do a little bit of drive-ability tuning and throttle tip-in mapping. It's...
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    Re: Another lotus build

    I don't think he is going to be swapping the 4 cylinder at all... Pretty sure it will just be the most powerful 4 cylinder esprit on the planet.
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    IT LIVES!!!!!! However, I do need to make a new video of it.. The current video has the license plate in it.. pooh!
  38. Thread: 2012 Beetle

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    2012 Beetle

    Here's a shot of some retro rims we just put on a beetle. I don't know if any of you have had a chence to check one out, but their handlind is mind bogglingly good! The GTI has a quicker slalom feel,...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    I understand why you would want to get rid of it. However, there is no room for coil on plug designs or bigger coil packs.. my options are limited to an ignitor only.. believe me.. if there was a...
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    Re: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 TT build

    Today I yanked off the intake plenum.. part of the intercooler system and began the process of installing the massive 725cc injectors. Here's a photo log of the events:


    The intake plenum.....
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