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Old 07-08-2019, 09:56 AM
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Took Jeremy for a quick ride in the ETH FO this weekend ... thanks for capturing some clips! rockstar143



Car did great this weekend - 2 fill ups and 230 miles later it didn't have a single hiccup.

Congratulations thoiboi ! Welcome to the married club
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Congrats thoiboi!
Thanks bud!
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:23 PM
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That sounds amazing. Moves pretty well too
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Dang that is quick...

That wood tho...
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:51 PM
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Thanks dudes

No good deed can ever go unpunished ...

As I'm admiring the car again with the new wheel setup ... the B5 has either a sticky rear brake caliper or a dragging pad (scraping sound that varies with speed, already checked dust shields / easy stuff) and I'm getting a slight vibration from the new wheels up front - they have wheel weights so I am assuming they are balanced, but my inner/outer tie rods have been on their way out for some time.

I have all the parts needed to fix ... but time is of the essence.

Never ending project ... the epitome of B5 ownership
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The customer's car is coming along nicely.

Motor out:






New motor with manifolds, turbos, coolant & oil banjos, Intake Manifold, Motor mounts, and new gaskets all swapped over.

Only thing left to do is install the wastegate & reference lines, install a new JHM Clutch kit w/ new flywheel, inlets, Y-pipe, Bi-Pipes, attach the harness and a few other small details.




Surprised .. for 140,000 miles, these heads are pretty clean with very little build up.





I don't want to jinx it but, we should have the car done and driving away on Sunday.

If I learned anything on charging for our first customer, we should have agreed on a higher price - I'd say my buddy and I do good quality work since we are very familiarized with the platform

This car came in running like absolute shit and it will never run better when it leaves.
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No argument there... Familiarized is probably an understatement


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Only thing left to do is install the wastegate & reference lines, install a new JHM Clutch kit w/ new flywheel, inlets, Y-pipe, Bi-Pipes, attach the harness and a few other small details.


Surprised .. for 140,000 miles, these heads are pretty clean with very little build up.



I don't want to jinx it but, we should have the car done and driving away on Sunday.

If I learned anything on charging for our first customer, we should have agreed on a higher price - I'd say my buddy and I do good quality work since we are very familiarized with the platform

This car came in running like absolute shit and it will never run better when it leaves.
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Thanks dudes

No good deed can ever go unpunished ...

As I'm admiring the car again with the new wheel setup ... the B5 has either a sticky rear brake caliper or a dragging pad (scraping sound that varies with speed, already checked dust shields / easy stuff) and I'm getting a slight vibration from the new wheels up front - they have wheel weights so I am assuming they are balanced, but my inner/outer tie rods have been on their way out for some time.

I have all the parts needed to fix ... but time is of the essence.

Never ending project ... the epitome of B5 ownership
Upper control arm bushings are notorious for going out on B6 and B7 models.2 sets in seven years on my b7.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:28 AM
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Upper control arm bushings are notorious for going out on B6 and B7 models.2 sets in seven years on my b7.
Same with the B5.

I've done valve cover gaskets 3 times in 3 years

Otherwise, replacement parts have held up pretty well.
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It's been a good run, but I'm putting in some serious consideration on putting the ETH FO up for sale in the next 2-3 weeks. Not really sure what spawned it, but now that the car is running great I figured now would be the best time to exit .

In addition to that, I simply don't have the time I need to keep this car running the way it needs to ... especially as we fast forward a year or two. Few minor things to fix, but I don't think it's out of the question of getting my initial asking price.

As far as replacement (some of you may know already ), I'm considering going to the dark(er) side. I've been getting the itch to get something newer and generally more reliable and I think I found the perfect car for that.

I'll keep the thread updated as I start fixing and when it's sold.
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Best of luck. Looking forward to the AMG debut.
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Best of luck. Looking forward to the AMG debut.
Too bad Mercedes doesn't have any MT options ...
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oh shit, a peugot then?
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Better be German...or else!!!
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Better be German...or else!!!
It'll probably be a Spanish car.
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oh shit, a peugot then?


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Better be German...or else!!!
Oh, it is. Very German indeed.

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It'll probably be a Spanish car.
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We all know that you miss the S2k, but I don't think a 124 Abarth is gonna scratch that itch...to each their own, I guess.
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He's actually buying my Passat
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Skip the Abarth 124 & got FM V8 Turnkey ND Miata
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