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What Is Corner Balancing and Why Your Car Needs It

What is corner balancing you say? After you have modified your car’s suspension you need to do a few things. We talked about it a little in the video 5 Tips For Coilover Adjustment and Installation. On the GTI I installed adjustable suspension called coilovers. This means we can adjust ride hight to dial in exactly what we what. But we also need to be sure the load of the car is even. Corner balancing a car allows us to get it right. Corner balancing is the shifting of weight carried by each wheel. Many things can impact a car’s “balance”. Simply having a few passengers in the car will change the car’s behavior under braking, acceleration and steering. Today I will show you exactly what corner balancing is, why it’s important and how its done.

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The VR6 Turbo Is ALIVE ~ First Start Success and Failure

The VR6 Turbo Is ALIVE ~ First Start Success and FailureThat is right, the fully rebuilt VR6 turbo GTI aka White Wookie is alive. After a full engine rebuild and adding a turbo it’s finally running. The first starts were not allsuccessful. I had one issue with hooking everything up. It ended up being a very minor issue with the crank position sensor. Luckily it ended up being a simple fix. I am also glad I opted to buy a new crankshaft position sensor during the build. It would have been tragic if I couldn’t start it because of a sensor being bad.

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MK3 Turbo VR6 GTI

MK3 Turbo VR6 GTINext up on the VR6T build we are dealing with details. Every project car has a million little details that you never think about. As we come close to starting up the car for the first time,
many of those details need to be addressed. Some are required to be addressed before the car can run. Others will need to be sorted as we move forward. This is one of those steps that is so hard to do. In many ways, I think I could skip plenty of these steps. But I know I would be upset if I skipped them.

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It is finally here! The audio only version of the Humble Mechanic Podcast. So many of you wanted to listen on the go, in the car, working out, and now you can. You can listen right here on the blog, or you can check the show out on iTunes and many of the other podcast apps.

Trouble viewing? Watch  “VR6t GTI Update ~ A Million Details” on YouTube.

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How To Restore Any Wiring Harness

On project cars, restoring, retapping, repairing or fixing wiring harness is a common repair. If you have damaged wiring you always want to fix it when access is easy. Plus restoring an engine harness makes the engine compartment look amazing. It is small touches like this that can make an engine room look amazing. Plus it’s a great chance to inspect the wiring for your engine.

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Listen to the Show
It is finally here! The audio only version of the Humble Mechanic Podcast. So many of you wanted to listen on the go, in the car, working out, and now you can. While I wait for iTunes, Google approval you can listen to the show here on the blog. Once those approvals come, you will be able to subscribe and download the audio podcasts from your favorite place.

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ARP HEAD STUDS VR6

ARP HEAD STUDS VR6Next up in the White Wookie build, it’s time for ARP studs! This is a very common upgrade when adding boost to any engine. ARP is THE name in automotive hardware. Making the choice to run ARP head studs and ARP connecting rod bolts was a very easy one. Installation of these bolts is a little different than the factory cylinder head bolts.

The OEM VR6 cylinder head bolts are “torque to yield”. That means they stretch when you properly tighten them. What that also means is, they can not be reused. The ARP studs on the other hand can be reused. They cost a little more to use, but overall are a better fastener.

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VR6t GTI Update ~ The engine is Installed!

A quick update on the MK3 GTI VR6t project. The engine is installed in the car. Several parts are mocked up to test for proper fitment. The turbocharger is not installed, but will be to properly clock it. Front end is on for some radiator, condenser, and fan fitment. The engine bay will be tight, but awesome!

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MK3 Turbo VR6 GTI

Today we get an update on the progress of the MK3 GTI project car. This is a VR6 engine rebuild, paired with a turbocharger installation. Plenty of parts have been replaced on the VR6 as well as painted or powder coated. This is a quick update showing some of the engine assembly that has taken place. Much of this assembly was filmed, but doesn’t really fit into a video. The next update will show be around installing the engine.

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