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I've been confused with the 4th in line (from the left) due to long arms and a hairy back. My younger brother (#11 out of 12) looked more like the middle one as he is about 5" shorter than I am and hairier. My youngest brother (#12) kept shouting at him "I see a bear" while he was hiking with us and took off his shirt.

BTW, I am #7, younger middle. Some people say "That explains everything" when I tell them that.
 

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Well yesterday I began to "fix" my temporary exhaust. Had an issue with it breaking a hanger and it got drug on the freeway for a bit. So I decided to finish running the rest of the pipe to the back of the car.
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It wasn't too bad, so I just finished welding it in. Knowing what it takes now I can actually build a bigger set, but my thought is about what size pipe I will use. Stock 2" pipe, and I'm thinking about going to either 2 1/2 or 3 inch. The W8 should make use of the 2.5 a bit better, but on smaller engines we've run 3 inch.
 

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It wasn't too bad, so I just finished welding it in. Knowing what it takes now I can actually build a bigger set, but my thought is about what size pipe I will use. Stock 2" pipe, and I'm thinking about going to either 2 1/2 or 3 inch. The W8 should make use of the 2.5 a bit better, but on smaller engines we've run 3 inch.
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Well yesterday I began ... and it got drug on the freeway for a bit.
beginning to sound like home to me lol. At home, when you talk about having to squeeze into a spot in the past tense, it become “squuz”. So.. “I squuz into that parkin spot good.”
 

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Did my weekly drive but cruised through the park by the lake. I had a hard time keeping it anywhere near the speed limit of 25. It's a nice twisty road for 2 miles, so I kept it closer to 35. I also did the weekly cleaning out the animal nest under the hood. I don't know what animal; rat, squirrel or mouse as I never see them.
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You need a trail cam under the hood.
Hope whatever it was didn't snack on your ignition wiring.
 
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Did my weekly drive but cruised through the park by the lake. I had a hard time keeping it anywhere near the speed limit of 25. It's a nice twisty road for 2 miles, so I kept it closer to 35. I also did the weekly cleaning out the animal nest under the hood. I don't know what animal; rat, squirrel or mouse as I never see them.
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Did you replace the fuel hoses?
What’s the benefit of red coils?


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Did you replace the fuel hoses?
What’s the benefit of red coils?


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2.0T coils. Supposedly hotter spark. They are available in black, too. They are taller, so you need a spacer. I have a set of Touareg coil pack spacers and maybe some 2.0T coils if you want to try it out.
 

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Fuel hoses were replaced due to the 1.8T swap. The V6 metal fuel lines end behind the airbox, so I needed longer lines for the 1.8T. The coils were part of a deal for the (un-installed) TT downpipe and dual exhaust, metal belly pan and several other small parts that I bought from a former Passat owner years ago. I left the cover off as I liked the looks better.
No wires chewed and I am pretty sure it's not squirrels as they tend to leave the acorns there instead of leaves. I am happy that nothing is trying to get in the house this winter. I've had multiple issues in the past with squirrels eating through the wood siding of the fireplace. Now it's all insulated vinyl and no issues apart from a rat that got in last spring through a gap left by the roofing company.
 

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I completed installation of timing belt, tensioner, water pump, and tensioner roller on my 2003 VW Passat.
No pics.. NO pics! Maaaaan... I know it slows down the process a lot, and everyone doesn’t want to burn a whole day doing it, but I personally would love to see any engine porn!
 

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I personally would love to see any engine porn!
You asked for it, Allroad 2.7T with a dropped valve. What a headache, made me decide against a 2.7T swap for my wagon.
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New pressed in liner, middle cylinder:
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63or 64? Ford Galaxie in for a rear main seal:
It didn't quite fit, with the engine hoist up front, the Passat next to it was getting a new turbo and oil pump:
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The engine:
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63 356 Super in for a clutch change:
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All original engine:
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The downside of this site is that you can’t put 5, 6, or even 10 likes on a post yourself
 
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My son's old Subaru 2.2 with a leaking rear main seal:
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My old V6 with the new 1.8T waiting for the swap:
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The old V6:
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Femi's Famous strut bar when new:
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Then in my V6:
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My V6 with a shredded timing belt:
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63or 64? Ford Galaxie in for a rear main seal:
It didn't quite fit, with the engine hoist up front, the Passat next to it was getting a new turbo and oil pump:
The engine:
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I spy an FE motor. :p
352, 360 or 390?
 

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Pretty sure it was a 390. It had been swapped from a manual to an automatic. It used a rope rear main seal, so I had to lift the motor to drop the pan and rear crank cap, then push the new seal around the crank from below. Ne need to remove the trans.
 
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