G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Oct Sun 05, 2014 11:22 am

Actually I think Wes was telling me about these! I'll look into getting some. I appreciate the advice guys.
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby SweaterVest on Oct Sun 05, 2014 1:57 pm

Yep those are what I was talking about
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Feb Wed 18, 2015 3:33 am

Alright! Finally got around to ordering the 13 piece Irwin Bolt Extractor socket set! I picked them up on Amazon.com for $97ish with FREE shipping. They were 49% off!

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Grabbed the 13mm one, gave it a couple nice taps with the hammer to get it snug on the bolt, and started to hesitantly torque it with my 3/8 ratchet. And.... *POP*

That quick sharp sound a bolt makes when it hasn't moved in a while.
The sound that tells you... Yes, everything will be okay.
The sound that melts away all other stress from work, your social life, and the world outside your garage.

I love that sound. The sound of progress.

Anyway, they came off easy after that!
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I also have a set of bolts to replace these ruined bolts.

I kept on for a minute and pulled off the valve cover and the disguisting, frail, putrid valve cover gasket. The half moon on the gasket did not want to part with the engine. It was stuck to the metal. Grabbed the pliers and pulled it off.
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Closer shot to show how clean the top end is! Thanks to Bahn Brenner Motorsports for rebuilding this G60 2 owners ago! Roughly 30K mi. ago. Probably due for a Supercharger refresh. But it was boosting strong and not leaking so I'll leave it for now.
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby MT-Getto on Feb Wed 18, 2015 7:38 am

There ya go! They work well :)
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby SweaterVest on Feb Wed 18, 2015 10:24 am

That's awesome man. I'm glad you finally got that thing off
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Feb Thu 19, 2015 3:40 pm

Manwithouthat wrote:That quick sharp sound a bolt makes when it hasn't moved in a while.
The sound that tells you... Yes, everything will be okay.
The sound that melts away all other stress from work, your social life, and the world outside your garage.

I love that sound. The sound of progress.

I couldn't agree more. Inspirational quote of the day!
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby MT-Getto on Feb Thu 19, 2015 9:06 pm

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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Feb Thu 19, 2015 11:53 pm

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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Mar Wed 11, 2015 12:35 pm

Got a front G60 emblem and set of new Bosch platinum plugs off VWVortex for cheap!
Stock photo from ECS of plugs
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Nasty NGKs I pulled out
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Re: G60 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Mar Mon 23, 2015 1:08 pm

Ordered a new fan bracket and support today as my old one was only holding the radiator fan on by one arm. The other two were broken. I need a radiator fan as well. But for some reason those are a couple hundred dollars.

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1985 Volkswagen Scirocco 5-spd
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 5-spd
2004 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T GLS 5-spd Tiptronic
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