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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1290 on: August 09, 2017, 02:13:14 pm »
Progress update, completed the following:

Recoil spark plug threads in head, New head gasket, ARP head bolts
Remove factory oil cooler and just run aftermarket oil to air cooler
Integrated Engineering rifle drilled rods and ARP bolts
Light weight single mass flywheel and south bend clutch, ARP flywheel bolts
Forge Wastegate Actuator, swapped to Yellow 15 psi (1.0 bar) spring
Forge baffled sump
Re route of brake servo vacuum line
Removed redundant charcoal filter vacuum lines
N249 valve delete

Engine and gearbox back in the hole, just have a bunch of stuff to reinstall/reconnect then remake oil cooler lines a touch longer.

Will bed down with current BAM 384cc injectors before switching out to 630cc and remap ;)



Daily Driver - Amarok 2015
Fun Car - Vento 1.8T bought not built
Project Car - Golf VR6 Turbo built not bought
Wifes - A4 3.2 Avant Quattro 2008

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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1291 on: August 21, 2017, 04:51:45 pm »
Rivets on clutch pressure plate not clearing gearbox bellhousing.

Pulled gearbox back out, so much fun, harder than pulling the engine/gearbox complete, not time wise but in terms of actually getting it out of the engine bay not easy.

Compared old dual mass flywheel/ring gear combo with single mass flywheel/ring gear, and the single mass is sits slightly deeper by about 1-1.5mm.  Getting some material removed from rear face of flywheel and will try again.
Daily Driver - Amarok 2015
Fun Car - Vento 1.8T bought not built
Project Car - Golf VR6 Turbo built not bought
Wifes - A4 3.2 Avant Quattro 2008

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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1292 on: September 12, 2017, 03:45:36 pm »
All running again. 

Ended up giving up on the clutch upgrade and stuck the factory dual mass setup back in.  I know it will start slipping sooner rather than later, but wanted to make some progress on putting it back together and start driving it again.

Just doing a few road kms in it to bed down new rods, etc, then will pass back to Tune Technics with some bigger 630cc injectors for another remap with more fuel and more boost.
Daily Driver - Amarok 2015
Fun Car - Vento 1.8T bought not built
Project Car - Golf VR6 Turbo built not bought
Wifes - A4 3.2 Avant Quattro 2008

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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1293 on: September 29, 2017, 09:07:21 am »
Remapped by Dave at Tune Technic.

Healthy increase in midrange, top end capping out by size of K04.

Goes quite well now, should really stop fiddling.

Surprised that stock DMF clutch setup is holding...
Daily Driver - Amarok 2015
Fun Car - Vento 1.8T bought not built
Project Car - Golf VR6 Turbo built not bought
Wifes - A4 3.2 Avant Quattro 2008