G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

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Re: New Rado in the Club

Postby Manwithouthat on Feb Fri 21, 2014 11:55 pm

kompressorgolf wrote:its gone already! thats sweet bbm rebuilt it! just a rebuild or did they spruce up the g charger? not many g60's on the road anymore, very cult status engine, i ran one in europe but with a mercedes roots blower on it. killer reliability. and 250 hp. the charger could outflow the cylinder head by a long shot. strong motors for sure, and a healthy G charger makes an intoxicating sound, i would run a boost guage if it doesnt have one, the last G60 i seen made 1 psi of boost haha. i would start with the suspension, make sure its all tight and good to go. watching!


So they apparently did the G-lader as well.

I had to take on some debt for the old car business for my pops and waiting to get paid back there.
Puts a damper on my suspension overhaul I was going to do. I did manage to get ball joints and a couple other cheap pieces so far. The G60 is still together so I've been driving it around. Its the only white Rado in town I think.

Also it doesn't help that I bought a VR6 Corrado haha. But you can't pass up a $1800 VR6 Corrado. I'll start a project thread for it as well.
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Sep Thu 04, 2014 12:39 am

Bought a complete engine mount replacement kit from BFI. Looking forward to smooth shifting and not as much shaking!
Also picked up some new tail lights that were on clearance!
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Sep Thu 04, 2014 2:47 pm

nice! you gonna take this one on the cruise?
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Sep Thu 04, 2014 11:47 pm

I will most likely take the VR6 Rado.
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Sep Fri 05, 2014 9:22 am

As long as there's a Rado
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Sep Thu 18, 2014 12:41 am

G60 is up on stands in my garage. The main task is doing the engine mount replacement. But I just ordered a new valve cover gasket. I'm sure that it will be in the garage most of the winter getting new parts haha.

Update:
Oh look, now my whole front is off....
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Went on VWVortex and sent a gentleman a message about some powder coated white upper/lower radiator supports, front crossmember, and rear k frame. All for $300
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Oct Fri 03, 2014 12:23 am

So haven't heard back on the powder coated parts... probably not gonna happen.

Today I was trying to unmount my intake manifold so I could get the valve cover off and low and behold I strip 2 of the 4 bolts to get them off.

So I take the next course of action. Left hand drill bet and an extractor.
Get my extractor bit in the bolt and *POP* the extractor bit broke off in the bolt... FANTASTIC...
Now I have no idea what to do. Any ideas?

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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Mikewire on Oct Fri 03, 2014 11:22 am

Drill the head off. Or cut a slot with a dremel and use a flat screwdriver. Or vice grips.

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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Oct Fri 03, 2014 2:42 pm

Genius! I need to get my hands on a dremel. I tried using some vice grips but can't get the into the awkward stop the bolts are.
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby MT-Getto on Oct Sat 04, 2014 9:59 am

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I have a set of these style extractors by Irwin. They work great on those type bolt-heads. I usually use them on crank / water pump bolts, that the last guy installed with an impact till the inside is rounded out. I give them a couple taps on there with a hammer and use a wrench or my 1/4" rattle gun to get them out.
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