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Sears Pointless - March 21-22

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1 Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:29 pm

To do list:
Replace right rear wheel speed sensor
Flush brake fluid
Replace turbo
Fix or replace 5 point harness
Replace ball joints and bushings
More noise - music
More noise - exhaust
Improve theme
Improve tow points

Stuff to order:
turbo
tires
replacement coil packs or 2.0L coil packs conversion
suspension rebuild kit
harness?
wheel studs
tow strap

Done list:
Buy ABS module
Pay registration fees



Last edited by Alan on Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:26 pm; edited 3 times in total

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2 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:01 pm

To Do
Better front tow strap
Wheel speed sensor?

Done
Paid for race registration

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3 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:20 am

Alan, are you ordering parts, or should I do that today?

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4 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:21 pm

I think I'm making some headway on speeding up the fueling from the jugs. Alan, if you get a chance see what we can do on the car side to help the fuel tank vent more quickly.

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5 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:15 pm

Umm... I'm not sure there is much I can do on the car side, but I'll take a look at it. Do you still want me to model the cap?

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6 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:18 pm

new turbo is in
new belts are in
Wheel studs are in, no lug nuts yet
new master cylinder is in (it was $38 so I figured we might as well replace it)
and by in I mean arrived not installed

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7 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:54 am

I should be able to help work on the car on Sunday this weekend.

Also, I don't think you need to model the cap yet.

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8 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:25 am

For the turbo-to-downpipe bolts, do we want to try some more sophisticated locknuts? There are some nice ones here on McMaster Carr's webpage.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#Hex-Locknuts/SPXX{%229232102801305%22:{%229006907645314%22:%22PreSlctd%22}}

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9 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:42 am

Are we working both Saturday and Sunday? The hardware is yet to come in. We still need to decide on coil packs and tires too. As for the locknuts, will the nylon melt?

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10 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:10 am

Eric wrote: As for the locknuts, will the nylon melt?

We would use the "distorted thread" locknuts.

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11 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:11 am

I could do both days

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12 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:55 pm

I'll be there at 10am with some new bolts. Cass, you in?

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13 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:41 am

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14 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:44 pm

This weekend
9AM start

  • Mount tires:  Alan will we have tires by Saturday?
  • Install turbo:  Cass is drilling the bolts, the gaskets are in the "gasket box," do we have a turbo?
  • Wire up abs sensor:  I will bring my extra wire.  It is thicker though, will that be an issue with the signal due to extra resistance?
  • Finish fuel lines:  Do we have enough fuel line?  I will bring hose clamps if I have small ones.
  • Install harness
  • Coil pack 2.0 conversion:  Alan, have you ordered the parts for this?  If not, we can wait until next race.


Add on what I have missed.

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15 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:19 am

Eric wrote:This weekend
9AM start

  • Mount tires:  Alan will we have tires by Saturday?
  • Install turbo:  Cass is drilling the bolts, the gaskets are in the "gasket box," do we have a turbo? The bolts are drilled, the chinese turbo will be in Alan's hands today
  • Wire up abs sensor:  I will bring my extra wire.  It is thicker though, will that be an issue with the signal due to extra resistance?The larger diameter the wire, the lower resistance (typically)
  • Finish fuel lines:  Do we have enough fuel line?  I will bring hose clamps if I have small ones.We should be good on fuel line. I have to rerun one section of it, but I can used the line I remove to fix Alan's oopsie. Don't forget to bring your tube cutter and flaring tool.
  • Install harness
  • Coil pack 2.0 conversion:  Alan, have you ordered the parts for this?  If not, we can wait until next race.


Add on what I have missed.

We have to do an alignment, test the cooling system with the new thermostat (make sure we have enough DI water), and tune the brake system

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16 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:52 pm

Tires and coil packs should be here next week.
I picked up the missing turbo fittings so that will be good to go.

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17 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:57 am

Ok, let's get another update on where everyone is.

Please update on the following items:

Tires
Thermostat components
Gasket for turbo oil return
Race harness
anything else that I am missing...


Eric's truck:

Eric, do you have all of the parts that you need for us to install your brake controller? Also, what other work do you want to to on it this weekend?

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18 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:18 am

I have all of those things and I have installed none of them

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19 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:47 am

I started working on my truck and have 1 caliper, rotor, and pads replaced. I am hoping to finish the 2nd one after work today. Also on the to do list is to replaced the rear pads, take off inspect and reinstall the tow hitch with brand new hardware, install the brake controller, and give the truck a thorough once over inspection. I have all the parts required.

On another note, I have a commitment on Saturday and will not be able wrench. I will be available on Sunday.

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20 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:15 am

Alan,

I plan on being at your place at 9AM Saturday just like last weekend. I would say the #1 focus is to get the engine running. If we can get it running and keeping its fluids on the inside, we can do the rest at the track if need-be.

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21 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:37 am

Update me when you guys get a chance today. Currently my truck is undriveable, but I hope that Kimia can help me bleed brakes late tonight so I can drive to Sac tomorrow.

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22 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:20 pm

Tow vehicle to do list for tomorrow

Remove rusted brake drums
Replace wheel studs, brake drums, and brake shoes
Bleed brakes
Install brake controller
Install rear shocks
Install non-rusted and bent muffler and pipe
Test drive and not fall apart

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23 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:36 pm

So I should prep the Audi to drive to the track?

Side note, the new tires are um sticky

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24 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:38 pm

We will know tomorrow. It may need to happen if we can't defeat the rust

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25 Re: Sears Pointless - March 21-22 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:19 pm

Sticky is good. How did you test them out? At the empty neighborhood?

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