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    smanierre replied to the thread Sean's Shadow Blue GTI.
    So close to having my engine totally torn down. Only things left are the rods/pistons, crankshaft, RMS, and balance shafts. Anyone know...
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    So close to having my engine totally torn down. Only things left are the rods/pistons, crankshaft, RMS, and balance shafts. Anyone know...
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    Yeah I'm gonna ask some people that have built high hp cars what their opinions are. The original plan was to get it bored out to 83mm...
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    Yeah i'm debating if I even need to get the walls touched up anymore, I thought they would be in worse shape. I may just run stock size...
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    Popped my top off if you know what i'm saying. Had to wait for the 10mm polydrive socket to come in for the headbolts. They came off...
  • smanierre
    smanierre replied to the thread Sean's Shadow Blue GTI.
    Popped my top off if you know what i'm saying. Had to wait for the 10mm polydrive socket to come in for the headbolts. They came off...
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    smanierre replied to the thread Sean's Shadow Blue GTI.
    I shoulda beat on it more to burn off all that carbon
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    smanierre replied to the thread Sean's Shadow Blue GTI.
    Had a bit of a delay in my plans since I couldn't find my timing tools from last time I did it. I just ended up buying another set since...
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    It's a TSI mk5 so same motor. Really at that point it just matters what style you like more. Under the body they're basically the same...
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    I've got the A/C system from my car that I'll be giving away for free if anyone wants it, if not i'll be throwing it out in the next 3...
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    smanierre replied to the thread Sean's Shadow Blue GTI.
    I think i'll be good with the baggy method. I know most of the names of the parts so I should have no issue finding when I need them...
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    smanierre replied to the thread Sean's Shadow Blue GTI.
    Didn't have much time to work on it today. Got the upper and lower timing covers off though. This is the tensioner after about 60k miles...
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    smanierre replied to the thread Sean's Shadow Blue GTI.
    Got that line out of the back of the engine. Did a little wiggling and prying at the same time with a screw driver. Also got around to...
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    Got that line out of the back of the engine. Did a little wiggling and prying at the same time with a screw driver. Also got around...
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    I tried that but it didn't come lose at all that I can tell 🥺
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