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Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 10:49 AM
So I bought this car 2 years ago with 45,000 miles expecting to turn it into an all around fun car that would do great at Auto-x, road course, 1/4 mile, and some highway fun [;)] The original plan was to go ahead with a nice stage 3 set up, but a lot of new products have recently emerged in the past 2 years that have made me change my mind on what power adders to use. About a year ago all of the TiAL threads popped up, with all the great reviews I decided one of these kits would be the best choice for my goals. One year later i sit here today with a TiAL/EPL S605 kit [:D]

The original plan was that I was going to do this over the winter but my car; like other S4's, chose when to do it for me. 2 days before h20, pulling out of the car wash and on my way to pick up my woman so we could go to OCMD, my passenger side k03 died. (I was horrified at the thought of taking my beater Honda civic to h20i instead, which i ended up doing). That monday right after H20 I called EPL and spoke to Robin for the first time, the rest is history. This is not really a "build", I'm just bolting on new parts but it's a lot of work so i figured I'd have it all documented in a build thread. I will be starting the install within a week, just waiting on a buddy of mine to give me the green light. We're using his garage at his house to do it because mine is too cramped up by random shit and an E60 M5.

The car: 2001 Audi S4 2.7T 6-speed with 64,000 miles on the clock.
To be installed:

TiAL/EPL S605 kit utilizing TiAL Inlets
Timing belt kit
Valve Cover Gaskets

STOCK BLOCK & STOCK HEADS
Parts already installed:

Southbend Stage 4 Clutch w/ Sachs race PP
Fidanza Lightweight Flywheel
Advanced Automotion Rebuilt Transmission
ASP Track spec engine mounts
034 track spec transmission mounts
Apikol Rear Differential Mount
Rai 3 inch catless downpipes
AWE-Twin 1 catback
AWE DV1 Diverter Valves
KW Variant 3 Coilovers
Other stuff that's listed in my signature but I'm too lazy to type out


I'm also going to have to buy some kind of feul pump, thinking a bosch 044 should be sufficient. ****UPDATE**** Went w/ Bosch 044 drop in solution from 034 Motorsport.
Now there are some things that I will be ordering after the kit is already installed. Either ER or AWE intercoolers (which ever ones are a better deal during holiday sales because I'm a cheap ass) and Aquamist Water-methanol injection. ****UPDATE**** Went w/ ER Intercoolers & Shrouds.

1 question for you guys, HFS-3 or HFS-6? Big difference? Should I just go with the HFS-6 aquamist kit?****UPDATE**** Went with the Aquamis HFS-3 Kit.

I'll be updating the thread periodically and will be asking you guys some questions I'm sure throughout the process. Got some tips from robin, "measure twice & cut once (inlets), don't over tighten the oil/water lines, pull ecu out of car when install is complete, crank 3 times for about 15 seconds each to prime the turbos up real good, torque everything to spec". Any other tips and tricks anyone else would like to add? I'll be following all of the DIY threads and videos on here. I'm going to buy a bunch of little baggies, sharpies, and even different colored zip ties so I can know which plug goes where on the harness. Any other suggestions?
Goal for the car is just to be a really strong stock block car, and to kick my brother's E60 M5's ass hahaha.

I also want to give EPL 2 thumbs up; especially Robin, for helping me sort everything and always picking up the phone and dealing with my dumb questions. If anyone is contemplating picking up a kit from them have no worries, they're a great group of guys up there [up]
Thanks for looking!

The Car:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/IMG_0404.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/IMG_0407.jpg

The Kit:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/2e751617.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/e1f1a03a.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/f444ebd5.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/dff7120d.jpg

The Prey:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/b41ca9e9.jpg

UPDATES ON PAGE 2

euroazfck
11-05-2010, 10:54 AM
damn! i love the second pic

CrtchRktRcr
11-05-2010, 10:55 AM
She is beautiful. Very clean low mileage car, she will rip. Also went from 6 to midnight over that m5. You have great taste.

americanthunder
11-05-2010, 11:13 AM
Talk with Dave, Robin, or Tony @ EPL about which meth kit to go with. I forget the exact differences but when I did mine they told me that there is no need to the HFS-6 and that the HFS-3 perfect for our cars, (well at least a 605 setup). go with the 3, mine has been flawless.

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 11:15 AM
That's what i was thinking, the price difference should pay for my 044 pump. Thanks [up]

americanthunder
11-05-2010, 11:27 AM
That's what i was thinking, the price difference should pay for my 044 pump. Thanks [up]

no problem, feel free to pm me if you have any questions. I was in your exact shoes not to long ago lol. I had a front mount and ended up switching to wagner smic's take a look at those too, they are top notch.

americanthunder
11-05-2010, 11:36 AM
btw if your on a budget for now, and theres nothing wrong with your fuel pump you don't HAVE to upgrade it. I made 450awhp on EPL's dyno with my stock fuel pump. Not one hiccup in the last 6 months of beating on it. I do plan on upgrading in the near future when I go back for a retune, but like I said you don't have to change it right off the bat.

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 11:47 AM
Sounds good, the plan was just to do a mild street tune for now with aftermarket smic's and then install w/m and have the dyno tune done sometime in jan/feb. If I can get away with stock fuel pump until then making low 400's for now I'd be 100% fine with that. really appreciate all the insight thunder.

americanthunder
11-05-2010, 11:55 AM
np spooled, did you get EPL's fueling kit too? I didn't see anything listed.

gearhead1186
11-05-2010, 12:01 PM
excellent. great turbo choice! while not 100% necessary, go with an 044 and sleep well.

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 12:02 PM
Yup, that's why i wrote TiAL/EPL S605 kit :)

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 12:04 PM
excellent. great turbo choice! while not 100% necessary, go with an 044 and sleep well.

Thanks man, i def will be doing the 044 pump. there's one in the classifieds for cheap but its got 6,000 miles on it. Might just wait and get a brand new one.

americanthunder
11-05-2010, 12:07 PM
Yup, that's why i wrote TiAL/EPL S605 kit :)

good deal, you will love it. Mine is a beast, when your ready have Epl throw it on their dyno. You'll make your buddy look down to make sure his M5's not in reverse.

alexverve
11-05-2010, 12:16 PM
wait, 605's +W/M? on a stock block? what power output r u looking at? i assumed 605~RS6, so on 93 gas with a good tune is ~450WHP. adding Meth on top, u r going closer to 500. not afraid of braking something?

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 12:18 PM
I spoke to Robin about it already, he said i'll be fine, they'll tune it to be safe when i do the dyno tune. I already showed my brother a vid of that e85 noggy stage 3 beating the M5 in cali, he wasnt to pleased haha.

gearhead1186
11-05-2010, 12:18 PM
wait, 605's +W/M? on a stock block? what power output r u looking at? i assumed 605~RS6, so on 93 gas with a good tune is ~450WHP. adding Meth on top, u r going closer to 500. not afraid of braking something?

been done MANY times.

TweetsS4Estate
11-05-2010, 12:25 PM
been done MANY times.

Word, I make over 500awftlbs on a K04 car that has 160k on the clock! It can be done right.

alexverve
11-05-2010, 12:27 PM
been done MANY times.

i am sure it has been. for occasional runs u can get away with it. as a person who takes car a to a road course tracks once in a while, where u do 100% power for 30+mins, i would prefer conservative/safer setup.

Danza
11-05-2010, 12:32 PM
The car can be setup to make whatever power the owner feels comfortable with. I'm sure they will take a couple psi out of the tune and get him to a healthy, conservative 450whp

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 12:35 PM
I'm thinking maybe even pay for 2 files, a conservative one for track days keeping it at 400-420whp and then a street hammer down file

flyingfish2626
11-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Very happy with my 605's and stock block. Very easy to drive with great power.

alexverve
11-05-2010, 12:47 PM
I'm thinking maybe even pay for 2 files, a conservative one for track days keeping it at 400-420whp and then a street hammer down file

i am not EPL or VAST as far as technical knowledge, but looking at what i heard/people on AZ did, ~450WHP is a good conservative tune for a stock block. to achieve that with 605's (RS6) u do not really need W/M. i think u can save some $$$ and have one less headache with maintanence (meth suplies, leaks,etc). i am sure EPL with Dyno tune can get u 450whp just on 93 gas.

gearhead1186
11-05-2010, 01:20 PM
i am not EPL or VAST as far as technical knowledge, but looking at what i heard/people on AZ did, ~450WHP is a good conservative tune for a stock block. to achieve that with 605's (RS6) u do not really need W/M. i think u can save some $$$ and have one less headache with maintanence (meth suplies, leaks,etc). i am sure EPL with Dyno tune can get u 450whp just on 93 gas.

that may be, but when the summer hits again IATs will sky rocket and suddenly he will see meth equipped k04 cars right next to him.

aquamists compression fittings and quick fit connectors are top notch. [up]

alexverve
11-05-2010, 01:26 PM
that may be, but when the summer hits again IATs will sky rocket and suddenly he will see meth equipped k04 cars right next to him.

aquamists compression fittings and quick fit connectors are top notch. [up]

:-) then u shift to 4th... and u r ahead again.

DaveM@EPL
11-05-2010, 01:54 PM
Awesome, Pete! Let me know if you have any questions as it goes together. I can ship a care package with an 044 and an Aquamist kit whenever you're ready! :)

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 01:58 PM
Awesome, Pete! Let me know if you have any questions as it goes together. I can ship a care package with an 044 and an Aquamist kit whenever you're ready! :)

Haha i never even got one of those when I was away at college, EPL loves me more than my parents do.
I think i might just do that right before i come up for the dyno tune. I'll definately ring you up when I'm in need [up]

98a4
11-05-2010, 02:03 PM
Keep the fridge stocked with beer and I'll be over to help as much as I can. You're building you car and i'm just trying to get mine to run right :)

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 02:09 PM
Keep the fridge stocked with beer and I'll be over to help as much as I can. You're building you car and i'm just trying to get mine to run right :)

Your expected to be there every night. you'll get driving privileges of course haha
We can work on both cars at the same time. Broke S4 party?

sherbet
11-05-2010, 03:49 PM
how is the MTM with the dp's? I have an MTM chip/Neuspeed exhaust and the car is nice, but I want more power! I wanted to do dp's and a fuel pressure regulator down the line to get a bit more...

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 03:54 PM
A little conservative, with that set up my brothers previous e46 m3 would take me by a car. he just had titanium exhaust, lightweight wheels, csl bumper (light), no sunroof, no power anything.

sherbet
11-05-2010, 03:56 PM
A little conservative, with that set up my brothers previous e46 m3 would take me by a car. he just had titanium exhaust, lightweight wheels, csl bumper (light), no sunroof, no power anything.

Yeah lol the MTM is very conservative but also very very good for a custom tune. The software writer at MTM, Peter Link, is one of the industry's best. That said, I love my tune, and I'm sure I would love a GIAC X a hell of a lot more, but I simply can't be thinking about new turbos anytime soon.

Yesmar
11-05-2010, 04:08 PM
looks good pete, i want a ride when your done! [:p]

shoot me a pm if you need an extra hand

Spooled1.8
11-05-2010, 10:12 PM
looks good pete, i want a ride when your done! [:p]

shoot me a pm if you need an extra hand

No prob man, and I'll keep you in mind if I need an extra set of hands.

mysteryman047
11-06-2010, 01:38 PM
if jimmy would let his car sit outside like a real car youd have room to work on yours.

I think ill attend this broke s4 party as well.... ill have the beer runner since both of yours will be under the hammer

Spooled1.8
11-06-2010, 11:07 PM
I'm doing it at my place now, jimmy's going to have the M5 sit outside until I'm done. Never thought I'd see the day lol.

twinsnailsS4
11-06-2010, 11:18 PM
I'll be following this build closely. A met up with another member on here and got a ride in a Tial 605 avant and was very impressed. If things at work hadn't blown up the past couple of weeks, I may have had my own thread. Good luck with the install and then humiliating the E60.

Mikse
11-07-2010, 04:58 AM
np spooled, did you get EPL's fueling kit too? I didn't see anything listed.Does the fueling kit include full tune or just the base map?

gearhead1186
11-07-2010, 07:53 AM
Does the fueling kit include full tune or just the base map?

full dyno tune.

Spooled1.8
11-07-2010, 12:14 PM
full dyno tune.
Actually if you have EPL do the labor, the the dyno tune is free. If you do it yourself, you have to pay for the dyno tune, revisions are free regardless i'm assuming. I cashed in on their facebook special and received the free dyno tune though :)

Mikse
11-07-2010, 12:25 PM
you have to pay for the dyno tune, revisions are free regardless
Sorry my bad english but donīt understand that?? You buy their fueling kit but you only get base file with minor tweaks? pay more to get fully tuned?

gearhead1186
11-07-2010, 12:27 PM
Sorry my bad english but donīt understand that?? You buy their fueling kit but you only get base file with minor tweaks? pay more to get fully tuned?

when I bought my fueling kit it included the dyno tune.

Spooled1.8
11-07-2010, 12:44 PM
thats what the e-mail from them said a year ago when i first inquired about it, may have changed since then. i know I definately am getting a free dyno tune because of the special they were running when i ordered the kit.

Spooled1.8
11-08-2010, 08:10 PM
Started tearing the car apart tonight after i got out of class at 630. We stopped around 930, not bad considering a trip to walmart and our shenanigans during the work....

And so it begins....
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/2175658f.jpg

Front end off....
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/81a57f09.jpg

Sweet, only 3 bolts, this thing has been apart before. (Dealership I bought it from said they did the timing belt right before i got it, but I don't trust anyone when it come to that, still going to do a timing belt kit install even though it only has 64,000 miles as of right now.).
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/5df37495.jpg

Then my buddy Sean and I realized we were making a mistake, so we decided to just chip the car instead and call it a day,
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/f4ce6278.jpg

Just kidding, moving along....
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/61edfc90.jpg

....and that's where we stopped for the night. Decided to just watch some monday night football [up] Continuing on WED night after class again, we're hoping to have the engine ready for the pull by the end of the night. Quick question, do i really have to take the fan off for the engine pull? I was just going to do it while the engine was out and getting the TB done. LMK your insights...

gearhead1186
11-08-2010, 08:14 PM
u can keep the fan on. throw an electric fan on there. mechanical fans are old school.

98a4
11-09-2010, 07:57 AM
I'll be there tmr night. Free labor requires beer, Petros.

DaveM@EPL
11-09-2010, 08:58 AM
There are only 3 bolts in that support from the factory. Normal!

Sales@RAI
11-09-2010, 11:12 AM
There are only 3 bolts in that support from the factory. Normal!

Truth, but one of them is in the wrong spot

Spooled1.8
11-09-2010, 11:38 AM
Good deal, thanks guys. Will be getting back at it tommiow unless I have a little time tonight after work.

Ill 3.0
11-09-2010, 01:26 PM
Truth, but one of them is in the wrong spot

Yup, took me way to long to realize that was why my hood wasn't lining up perfectly with my front quarter panels.

Spooled1.8
11-09-2010, 01:43 PM
yea the bolt on the top right should be in the bottom right, the top right hole is used to screw in a safety pin while uninstalling/installing the rad support.

Spooled1.8
11-10-2010, 06:54 PM
Put in another 2.5 hours of work tonight, here's some pics....
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/067afc13.jpg
Looks so empty...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/a1fa513d.jpg
Color coordinated every connection with zip ties. After doing it all i realized that you don't actually need to do it since all the connections are no brainers but I decided better be safe than sorry, no unfinished projects here!
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/d31e60d3.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/638376da.jpg
Continuing work on saturday at 3pm. Still need to remove 02 sensors, swing ac compressor out under the car (already removed the oil cooler), driveshaft, linkage, axles, mounts, and the engine comes out! Almost there [cool] Have about 5.5 hours in so far including trips to hardware stores both nights, not bad for our first 2.7T pull. More pics on saturday.

NogaroAvant
11-11-2010, 06:26 AM
5.5 hours... Damn Pete. Could have driven down there and yanked it for you and at least gotten the new stuff installed for you already lol. Good to see you doing it yourself man! Learning how to do your own work is a great asset with these cars. Take your time bud.

Spooled1.8
11-11-2010, 09:57 AM
Thanks Dave, I could have done it alot quicker but we work on it after either school or work so we just take our time since were already so tired. I'm really starting to learn the ins and outs of this car, your right this is an awesome learning experience. If anything ever happens I would be crying about all the money that will be spent on a shop whereas now it turns into something that's actually pretty fun.

Rb26dett s13
11-11-2010, 05:49 PM
Great progress! Keep up the good work.

Spooled1.8
11-22-2010, 09:49 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates, Worked on it today again.

Sorry for the horrible pic
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/cc4fa114.jpg
Engine is out :) Will try to work on it again later this week. I have off Wednesday but I'm not going to lie, I'm going to be a huge loser and play Gran Turismo 5 all day long. Thursday is self explanatory, black friday I'm on call for work so we'll see. Will definitely be working on it on Saturday.

98a4
11-23-2010, 06:52 AM
So cool, another month and you'll have a driving car.

Spooled1.8
11-23-2010, 11:41 AM
Already have a driving car. Finishing it is not really a priority since I'm waiting for Xmas sales to kick in so I can get some deals...

Spooled1.8
11-23-2010, 12:30 PM
is there any reason why I should make note of these markings, I'm assuming the answer would be no but just want to triple check with you guys....
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/21f1c622.jpg
One more pic for fun....
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/d0162da7.jpg

gearhead1186
11-23-2010, 12:34 PM
no need.

Spooled1.8
11-23-2010, 12:41 PM
Thanks Mike

mysteryman047
11-29-2010, 04:55 AM
you should find a christmas deal on a decent camera so i dont get dizzy everytime you post a picture

Spooled1.8
11-29-2010, 07:06 AM
No rides for you.
Working on it tonight after my calculus class, should have the turbo kit on.

Quick question, should i replace any lines that weren't supplied with the kit? (Like the return lines).

Also, does anyone have a cam lock bar that i could borrow/rent?

NogaroAvant
12-02-2010, 07:59 AM
Look at the lines. If they are caked or gummed up then yes. If they are clean then leave them alone. You knew that though! haha

TweetsS4Estate
12-02-2010, 08:10 AM
hey can you take some sweet pictures as you throw them on, I'm doing this in a week or so..

Spooled1.8
12-02-2010, 01:33 PM
Working on the car again tomorrow at 2. The lines look mint, but I figured I'd ask just to me safe.

I'll def take some pics and post progress tomorrow. My exhaust rings/gaskets, dp gaskets, and every other gasket you could think of came in today from ecs, thats all we were waiting on.

Yesmar
12-14-2010, 06:15 PM
looks great man, im excited for ya! glad to see everything going smooth

gearhead1186
12-14-2010, 06:56 PM
updates?

Spooled1.8
12-15-2010, 09:45 AM
just finished my last week of classes, this week is Finals week. i have 1 more tomorrow at 8am and then I'm free to work on it again. Expect updates very soon.

B5stgIII
12-15-2010, 05:37 PM
just finished my last week of classes, this week is Finals week. i have 1 more tomorrow at 8am and then I'm free to work on it again. Expect updates very soon.

Looking forward to it. This thread is one of my main motivators to get through my three finals tomorrow. Best of luck on yours.

Sales@RAI
12-15-2010, 09:48 PM
just finished my last week of classes, this week is Finals week. i have 1 more tomorrow at 8am and then I'm free to work on it again. Expect updates very soon.

These finals suck so bad. Our frat is sponsored by monster so we've been cashing out cases of them daily ha

Spooled1.8
12-16-2010, 04:00 AM
These finals suck so bad. Our frat is sponsored by monster so we've been cashing out cases of them daily ha

Monster is by far my favorite drink ever you lucky bastards. My final today (the last one i have to do)is cake, just a little bit of business law. Yesterdays was the "pain in the ass" final; Calculus...yuck!

Sales@RAI
12-16-2010, 08:05 AM
Monster is by far my favorite drink ever you lucky bastards. My final today (the last one i have to do)is cake, just a little bit of business law. Yesterdays was the "pain in the ass" final; Calculus...yuck!

I hated Calc, when I was doing engineering I got up to Calc3 and was like NO THANKS

Spooled1.8
02-09-2011, 08:43 AM
Just a little update, Turbos are on :
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/e432ce52.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Spooled18/9e5ee075.jpg
I've been moving REALLY slow with this project, I should never of bought a beater car, would of been done by now.
Also change in plans, I'm just going to sell the RS4 inlets and install the TiAL ones. I've invested so much already, why skimp out now? I'm super busy this semester with work and school but fridays I'm done at 11 am and have a free day after that so that will most likely be my working time now.

Don Supreme
02-09-2011, 09:09 AM
You did the right thing by getting a beater... don't second guess that decision.

Sscott09
02-19-2011, 10:37 PM
Cant wait to see this thing done. Props on doing it yourself!

n7plus1
06-29-2011, 10:51 AM
pete...want an update...

i was just gonna text you but i figure everyone would want to know as well.

Spooled1.8
06-29-2011, 11:47 AM
All I got to do I order a timing belt kit, install, and the engine will go back in. Unfortunately I had to take summer classes that way I can graduate May '12 from Penn State so that has been taking up all of my time when I'm not in work. I'd like to get it done before Vag Fair comes into town.

DiscoPotato
06-29-2011, 12:36 PM
You did the right thing by getting a beater... don't second guess that decision.

Yup. I did the same thing($300 Volvo 850 FTW). It allows you to take your time with your project, and not rush it and fuk it up.

n7plus1
07-11-2011, 11:01 AM
All I got to do I order a timing belt kit, install, and the engine will go back in. Unfortunately I had to take summer classes that way I can graduate May '12 from Penn State so that has been taking up all of my time when I'm not in work. I'd like to get it done before Vag Fair comes into town.

gotcha...it would be nice if it was done for the show.

good seeing you and the woman friday night. transformers was dope.

Spooled1.8
08-08-2011, 04:41 PM
Timing belt kit is on its way from blau parts, as long as it gets here in time I'm going to try and wrap this thing up in time for vaginal fair

Evilevo
08-09-2011, 08:27 AM
Timing belt kit is on its way from blau parts, as long as it gets here in time I'm going to try and wrap this thing up in time for vaginal fair

LOL, good luck. You only got a couple days now.

Spooled1.8
08-09-2011, 12:17 PM
I'm hoping it can get here by Thursday. I can work on it all night, and I have off work all day Friday. Even have sat morning before the show. I think I can pull it off, we'll see!!!

Spooled1.8
08-15-2011, 05:21 AM
Car should be running tonight, will keep you updated. Quick question in case I can't reach EPL, what did you 605 guys gap your spark plugs to?

Evilevo
08-15-2011, 05:29 AM
Car should be running tonight, will keep you updated. Quick question in case I can't reach EPL, what did you 605 guys gap your spark plugs to?

.025

BlakMarketKlash
08-15-2011, 05:50 AM
.025

X2

flyingfish2626
08-15-2011, 08:20 AM
.025
X3

Spooled1.8
08-15-2011, 04:03 PM
Gapped em to .025, thanks guys.
Here's another question for you, I cut the lower outlet pipe 35mm(1.5") by cutting the end of the pipe off with the original bead and spokes, cut 35mm off and welded the end back on it. This is the outcome...
http://tapatalk.com/mu/a6898f89-a4b4-9e84.jpg
http://tapatalk.com/mu/a6898f89-a513-5b21.jpghttp://tapatalk.com/mu/a6898f89-a52e-81bc.jpghttp://tapatalk.com/mu/a6898f89-a54d-ff12.jpg
Shouldn't that bracket still bolt up??^^^
98a4 showing this thing some love....
http://tapatalk.com/mu/a6898f89-a586-168b.jpg

Spooled1.8
08-19-2011, 08:28 PM
Went with ER Intercoolers & carbon shrouds. Engine is in and almost everything is together, car will be running this week :) Quick question, when you guys put the fuel rail on after the injector install, do you guys push down until you feel or hear something or does it seat properly after you bolt it down?

Spooled1.8
08-23-2011, 12:37 PM
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Car will be running tomorrow, all I have to do is install them.

034Motorsport
08-23-2011, 03:28 PM
Make sure you clean them!

As far as the outlet pipe, My driverside outlet pipe didn't bolt up after modifications needed for it to fit. Bolting it would be wise if you can figure something out, since it will help the likliehood of it blowing off. However, since you have the bead still, probably be fine. Otherwise, you could use a Fab Tab or something similar?

Glad to see everything is getting finished!

Spooled1.8
08-23-2011, 07:08 PM
Will do Max, thanks for the advice! I shortened the pipe a tad bit so it now bolts up, I'll let you know how that goes tomorrow.

Spooled1.8
08-24-2011, 01:42 PM
Took forever to washout those IC's until they were free of all shavings/metal particles.

cjk
08-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Took forever to washout those IC's until they were free of all shavings/metal particles.

Insane to think how much shit they leave in there...wonder if anyone has installed without washing [facepalm]

Spooled1.8
08-24-2011, 03:42 PM
The one intercooler was def worse than the other, in total I think it took about 1.5 hours

Spooled1.8
09-02-2011, 04:33 PM
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Any day now.

Evilevo
09-02-2011, 05:19 PM
Finish this ****** already

Spooled1.8
09-02-2011, 08:24 PM
If I go to the Grand Prix tomorrow then it wont be running until WED, If I dont go, it'll be running tomorrow...

2380S4
09-02-2011, 09:31 PM
Don't go then!

Evilevo
09-02-2011, 10:43 PM
If I go to the Grand Prix tomorrow then it wont be running until WED, If I dont go, it'll be running tomorrow...

I'll be at the grand prix tomorrow and sunday

odhinnhrafn
10-05-2011, 04:55 AM
So, did this thing ever get finished? I'd like to know the end results...

Spooled1.8
10-05-2011, 06:24 AM
It's done, I just need to get the clutch line bled and replace the plastic basket in the shifter cup. As soon as I got home from H20 last week I caught the nastiest sickness in a while, I didn't go to school or work for 2 days and I'm still trying to get rid of it. When I get out of my finance class at 2 today I'll prob go ahead and work on it.

odhinnhrafn
10-05-2011, 08:14 AM
Ah, sorry to hear about you bein sick, sucks. Hope you get over it soon. Bet your immune system will like you more once you get some logs done... :P Can't wait to see some numbers on this thing.

Spooled1.8
10-07-2011, 12:57 PM
Bosch 044 Fuel Pump & Drop in kit on the way from 034 Motorsport.
Aquamist HFS-3 and 4QT Tank with Cap on the way from EPL.
Today was a good day.

Spooled1.8
11-25-2011, 03:07 PM
She's alive!!!!!! Sounds sooooo good, I missed that sound :) have to clean up the garage now:
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Still need to look over everything before I take it out and have any fun with it. Needs tires most importantly.

MDJ
11-27-2011, 06:53 PM
VIDEO

Spooled1.8
11-28-2011, 05:01 AM
As you can see, I was paranoid about everything since this was the first time it was started in over a year lol.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwnN2HVLVoE

Spooled1.8
12-08-2011, 03:41 AM
Runs perfect! Registered it yesterday, tires and inspection tomorrow. Finals next week, after that I'll install the fuel pump and Aquamist and head up to EPL finally.

highPSI-S4
12-10-2011, 08:27 AM
Runs perfect! Registered it yesterday, tires and inspection tomorrow. Finals next week, after that I'll install the fuel pump and Aquamist and head up to EPL finally.

Looking good Pete! This may have been answered but how aggressive do you want to get with the tune?

Spooled1.8
12-11-2011, 12:38 PM
As aggressive as tony see's fit. I have no rods but I'd like to get the most out of it as possible.

jibberjive
12-11-2011, 06:20 PM
The one intercooler was def worse than the other, in total I think it took about 1.5 hours

What did you wash it out with, hose and air compressor?

Spooled1.8
12-12-2011, 04:36 AM
Water first, then compressor.

Ribbie
12-12-2011, 06:51 PM
Thats one thing that bothers me about those and maybe other intercoolers. I understand the debris is a by product of the manufacturing process, but after paying that much sure as heck they could put some time into cleaning them out for you. Maybe its just me. Of course who would not spend time cleaning them, its good insurance. But to see that much debis that it required 1+ hour to clean means there was alot.

Anyway, nice build. Hope to be doing this one day soon.

034Motorsport
12-15-2011, 09:58 AM
Looking forward to the results!

And yes, the amount of material typically present in those intercoolers is disappointing, and unfortunately not a new thing by any means.

I had to spend 2 hours cleaning mine with a combination of water, alcohol, and air.

Spooled1.8
12-16-2011, 07:09 AM
Yea it was a massive pain in the ass. My buddy that's been helping me along the way built me one of those DIY pressure testers that awe has on their website. I think I have a massive boost leak somewhere. Torque ramps up and car hits15psi and then just bleeds it all of after 5000rpm to redline. When I get back from Pittsburg on Monday I'll report back my findings.

Ribbie
12-21-2011, 06:34 PM
Looking forward to the results!

And yes, the amount of material typically present in those intercoolers is disappointing, and unfortunately not a new thing by any means.

I had to spend 2 hours cleaning mine with a combination of water, alcohol, and air.

2 hours... Maybe too much alcohol. JK I know what you mean.

nefkntym
01-10-2012, 03:52 PM
I know its been a while but I am interested in knowing what the results were. I just ordered a 605 kit on Friday, I will be going with stock rods for the time being as well. Congrats on getting it up and running, I can't wait to do the same.

Spooled1.8
01-13-2012, 02:44 PM
So far so good. Everything is pretty much done, I'll probably have to wait until spring break to get the car dyno tuned though. 18 credits in college+ full time job= no life lol.

nefkntym
01-13-2012, 02:47 PM
Same here 16 credits, 46 hours a week at work plus wife and kids. No fun, I feel your pain.

Spooled1.8
03-29-2012, 02:07 PM
Haven't updated this in a long time.

Put 3,000 miles on the kit so far and its running great. Also installed the Aquamist HFS-3 kit (and the 044 Fuel pump has been in for months now). Everything working perfectly.

Oil change tonight using some nice motul fluids.
Dyno tune @ EPL on Monday 4/2/2012. It's been a long time coming, I'm very excited at this point.
Will report back with dyno vid and numbers on Monday, stay tuned!

nefkntym
03-29-2012, 02:11 PM
Great, looking forward to the results.

Spooled1.8
04-08-2012, 08:07 AM
Have had the car back for a week now, it's absolutely amazing.
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That's off of my phone so it may be a little hard to read.

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26psi- 468WHP, 460WTQ.
The car made 477 on its first good file at 26, and could of probably went more. Had a discussion before we went further and both Tony and I agreed that around 470whp would be best for great reliability. If I want more then I'll throw some rods in it and go all out but it's plenty enough for me as is.

Also everyone up there was great, Tony, Dave, Rich, Dan; you guys are a blast to hang out with. Very welcoming, almost felt like we were old friends.

Car idles and drives perfect. Best part about the whole tune? 28-30 mpg on the way home on the highway. I couldn't be happier. Big thumbs up to EPL! Can't wait to go back up again!