German AWD

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German AWD

Postby kevin286 on Mar Wed 28, 2012 12:19 pm

Hi, I've been a lurker :ninja: here for a couple of years; long enough to have been to a few g2gs when those happened :nod: I started out with just a type 1 (second owner ftw) and am now currently working on a 81 Starlet and an 88 325IX.
This is about the ix.

Picked it up off craigslist, not running but (should run). :\
dents here an there, not ran for 3+ years, broken rear spring, didn't shift (with linkage it should work).
Trailer'd it to a friends shop.

fixed the broken rear spring by doing Ground Control coilover kit 600lb/550lb r/f IIRC, camber plates and top adjust Koni's
front
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camber plate
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Fixed the shifting with new bushings (linkage type shifter) and went ahead and did a Z3 short throw while I was there. Can't find the pictures... looks like a shifter :thumbsup:

Sitting for 3 years ran like poo and pump whined :banghead: so dropped the gas tank and cleaned the inside with pea gravel, cleaned the pump sock and new fuel filter. Whine fixed.

Drove it home at this point and put it on jack stands in the garage and proceeded with the rest of the fuel sys.
intake cleaned (i know, that's air, but it was in the way of fuel so..)
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valve cover touched up with some wrinkle paint (same thing... i was there, also did vc gasket)
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Acquired some 17lb type 3? injectors (4 pintle vs single) from an M50 and cleaned those
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installed (this setup positions me well for chipping later)
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Since I had the intake mani off I could see that the ports didn't line up so...
gasket matched
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Now I was mostly done with fuel sys and started in on air since i was there.
tb stripped
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cleaned (i made a baking soda blaster. Note. this makes a huge mess in the garage :p )
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What the heck, got some ss allen head and did some hella flush tb plate screws
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Also cleaned the ICV (idle control valve) and AFM and made sure they were in spec
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New air filter of course :screwy:

I think that takes me to final drive.
Changed out all fluids for redline :unibrow:
Rebuilt the front CVs. Still tight so just boots and grease
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Rebuilt the rear CVs. same thing (nice that the inner and outer boots are same)
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Along in here I didn't like the yucky exhaust side of the motor so put on new exhaust mani gaskets and painted the manifolds with ceramic paint (baked in my oven. Batchler pad :laughing: )
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Stripped, cleaned, painted & rebuilt brake calipers
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This is where I'm at now. I should be baking the rear calipers tonight and installing SS lines. :beer:
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Re: German AWD

Postby Mikewire on Mar Wed 28, 2012 12:59 pm

Nice! Glad to see you come out of the shadows Kevin.

How about pictures of the whole car? And we should see that Beetle too I think :thumbsup:

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Re: German AWD

Postby Darkside on Mar Wed 28, 2012 1:12 pm

Nice score those e30 IXs are getting hard to find.
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Re: German AWD

Postby kevin286 on Mar Wed 28, 2012 1:27 pm

MikeWire wrote:How about pictures of the whole car?

but it's dirty
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Re: German AWD

Postby padroB5 on Mar Wed 28, 2012 10:14 pm

sweeeeettttt!!!! i agreee with mike an dirty is ok it montana lol. dirt is EVERYWHERE lol
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Re: German AWD

Postby kevin286 on Mar Wed 28, 2012 11:56 pm

Baked the calipers tonight. Three cycles, 30 min each @ 250, 400 & 600
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Installed the new seals and speed bleeders :thumbsup:
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Put on the CV axles and calipers. Actually only one. I have a "real" job where I should be mostly awake. :sly:
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peace :beer:
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German AWD

Postby MT-Getto on Mar Thu 29, 2012 7:00 am

Nice work!
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Re: German AWD

Postby vegas2017 on Mar Thu 29, 2012 6:07 pm

very nice
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Re: German AWD

Postby Darkside on Mar Thu 29, 2012 8:16 pm

Saw this ad thought of your build.
http://montana.craigslist.org/pts/2849585274.html
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Re: German AWD

Postby MT-Getto on Mar Thu 29, 2012 8:22 pm

Hey! Can you elaborate on the contraption for the injectors?
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