BB's TT

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Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:31 pm

Today brings another year of TT ownership can’t believe it’s 4 years ago this journey started, below are the highlights of the last 12 months.
1. Rear brake calipers replaced and Tarox discs and pads fitted.
2. Camshaft chain tensioner replaced.
3. Wiper arm linkage replaced and new scuttle panel fitted.
4. Rear parcel shelf disassembled to reduce creaking.
5. Forge charge pipe fitted.
6. Interior lights changed to LEDs
7. Second hand fuel flap disassembled, cleaned, powder coated satin black, reassembled and fitted.
8. Oil and water filler caps changed to Porsche caps.
9. THE BIG ONE:- Badger5, Forged rods, Sachs clutch, DW65 Fuel pump, large core intercooler, aet380 turbo and Chinafold, Badger5 TIP, remap 300+bhp/300+lbft torque.
10. Front track control arms removed for refurb and Cookbots installation (in progress).

Still more I want to do time and funds permitting, let’s see what the next 12 months bring!!!
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Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:52 am

Little bit more done today, control arms rubbed over with some wet n dry to remove light rust deposits that had formed over the last few days, degreased and then two coats of Bilt Hamber Electrox.
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Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:51 am

Cookbots fitted by local garage yesterday, 16 months after getting them!! Hopefully will swap the arms back over in the coming weeks after painting with some Eastwoods extreme chassis black.
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Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:40 am

On Sunday I had the opportunity to use my neighbours four point lift and since the haldex oil and filter were due decided this would be the best time to tackle this job as I’d not done this job myself and I know that access is tricky even with the special filter spanner.
At the same time I also replaced the rear diff oil as the TT is coming up to 17 years old and nearly 112000 miles. The drain plug on the rear diff is magnetic and only had a small amount of fine particles on it which for 17 years I’m sure is more than acceptable.
Also changed the engine oil and filter and reset the service indicator so all good for another 12 months.
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Re: BB's TT

Post by DC240S » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:44 am

Quality work!

Nice to see you've one of my stickers too.
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Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:31 am

Thanks David, a long way off being anywhere near to your own project but you have encouraged me to tackle jobs that perhaps I would have thought twice about.

Yes, the decal for the fuel flap was the missing piece I needed to complete that job, much appreciated.
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Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:04 pm

Track control arms painted and ready to install, hopefully this month.
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Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:37 pm

Another little project that I have been working on, a few weeks ago I picked up a second hand pair of roof rails in Glacier Blue. They have a few areas of corrosion which is quite common, even the new one I fitted three years ago has the first small signs of corrosion but I thought with these I would strip them back and try to provide as best as possible some corrosion prevention treatment then prime and paint.
I removed the rubber seals and inserts and started the paint removal process.
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