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    Got a 3B flywheel, needs a resurface. My mystery clutch that came with my 5ktq (and didn't fit the MC1) doesn't fit this, so I'll have to either reuse the CGT one or upgrade it.

    Did some powdercoating this weekend too...lots more to do! But the new dust collector is working well on the blast cabinet so I can see again and not choke up the vacuum.

    IMG_20150308_161332486 by alxdgr8, on Flickr
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    every time I see "CGT" I think "Carrera GT"
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    Quote: Originally Posted by joel View Post
    every time I see "CGT" I think "Carrera GT"
    I wish! It's an audi-folk abbreviation
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    Coated a few more parts tonight, but didn't take any more pictures (just more brackets and such). Got a refillable metal spray can so I can spray solvents. Sprayed the parts with denatured alcohol as a final cleanse before coating and that seems to help quite a bit with some small outgas bubbles I was still getting. I was previously doing a gentle wipe down with acetone, but I think I was leaving some lint behind.

    Picked up a 20v windage tray, which came only on the 7A's in Coupe Quattro's and turbo 20v's (this came out of a 90 20v sedan and didn't get one from the factory). Got that ready to go on, along with the front main seal and oil pump gasket. Gotta clean up the pan a little more before I put it on.

    IMG_20150310_222700742 by alxdgr8, on Flickr
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    Oil pan is mounted and torqued. Replaced all the fasteners with stainless, going to do the same for the valve cover.

    IMG_20150312_201448007 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    Coated the valve cover in wrinkle black:

    IMG_20150312_200553324 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    Then whipped out the dremel to remove the powder from the Audi logo and ribs:

    IMG_20150312_214012187 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    Comparison of the valve cover to the "chrome" powdercoat that's on all the brackets. The 'chrome' is more of a polished aluminum/stainless look since it's a pretty cloudy reflection, not mirror like. Going to do the intake slightly different...I'll probably wait until the whole engine back together before I reveal that.

    IMG_20150312_214106578 by alxdgr8, on Flickr
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    And a teaser just for you guys. I don't think I'm going to grind off the DOHC 20V on the intake...thought about it, but I'm not sure if it'll look as good that way with the silver vein powder.

    IMG_20150313_173228760 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    IMG_20150313_173432171 by alxdgr8, on Flickr
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    Oh, I wonder if you could help me coat the magnesium e36 obd1 valve cover..?
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    Definitely could, as long as it's ok to bake at 500f
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    Not sure... I know people do this though



    I don't want a design... just want something that looks better than the typical flaking s50 valve cover


    Any way... Looks nice. I have always liked the black Audi and VW valve covers with those lines left bare metal
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    Quote: Originally Posted by joel View Post
    Not sure... I know people do this though

    I don't want a design... just want something that looks better than the typical flaking s50 valve cover


    Any way... Looks nice. I have always liked the black Audi and VW valve covers with those lines left bare metal
    That looks easy enough. I've got a couple other powders besides the ones shown. You can browse this website and find a color you like if you want something I don't have. This is where I buy all of mine as its easy/cheap to buy small quantities: https://www.powderbuythepound.com/
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    Nice! I haven't seen that site. Got all my stuff from Caswell Plating, but it's good to have other sources. Tempted to do the valve covers on the Ridgeline in red wrinkle. Right after I find some bitchin' V-TEC stickers.
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    Welder 1, broken bolt 0

    IMG_20150318_205225073 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    IMG_20150318_205329073 by alxdgr8, on Flickr
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    haha.. nice
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    Another way to do it if you ever get a bolt sheared of flat with the surface... I tried it recently and it works well.

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    ^That's how I do it, but without the washer. I basically plug weld the inside of the nut to the broken bolt shank. I think the heat also helps things to loosen up.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by V8-190e View Post
    Another way to do it if you ever get a bolt sheared of flat with the surface... I tried it recently and it works well.

    Attachment 433
    Good idea, especially if the part the bolt is stuck in is the same material as the fastener.
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    I need a welder.....

    Even had a 220v plug installed when I had the new breaker panel put in.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by V8-190e View Post
    Another way to do it if you ever get a bolt sheared of flat with the surface... I tried it recently and it works well.

    Attachment 433
    Genius. Adding a welder to the wish list (wanted one before, but now it's even more practical).

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    Made a lot of progress tonight. Mounted the 3B flywheel, and luckily I had a spare 01E sitting around to mate to the engine so I could time the motor (since it's impossible without having the bellhousing window to line up the flywheel TDC mark).

    IMG_20150322_221244982 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    Fab'd up my crank lock tool and extension so I could use my 150ftlb torque wrench to get the crank to 258ftlb (350Nm). Not pretty, but they do the job.

    IMG_20150321_242215300 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    IMG_20150322_224550995 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    Engine is nearly put back together, gotta coat a few more brackets and waiting on a 10v->20v PS adapter bracket. Still need to ceramic coat the header too.
    Intake manifold is coated in a 'silver vein' which looks great in contrast with the wrinkle black valve cover.

    IMG_20150322_221142000 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    IMG_20150322_221153030 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    [IMG_20150322_221135079 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    IMG_20150322_221229010 by alxdgr8, on Flickr

    Seems like such a shame to cover up the shiny belt setup, perhaps I need a carbon cover instead of the OEM plastic one.

    IMG_20150322_221335504 by alxdgr8, on Flickr
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    I love all of the various coats so far. The engine is going to look really nice.

    I feel like most people wouldn't understand what you're doing by extending the wrench length, especially with all of the arguments about whether it's ok to use extensions with a torque wrench
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    Looking good Alex!

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    Quote: Originally Posted by joel View Post
    I love all of the various coats so far. The engine is going to look really nice.

    I feel like most people wouldn't understand what you're doing by extending the wrench length, especially with all of the arguments about whether it's ok to use extensions with a torque wrench
    This is the website that gave me the idea and all the calculation necessary: http://www.freeinfostuff.com/torquee...eextension.htm
    Audi actually created an OEM tool just like this for this job, albeit shorter and 3/4" drive.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by V8-190e View Post
    Looking good Alex!
    Thanks!
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    Quote: Originally Posted by alxdgr8 View Post
    This is the website that gave me the idea and all the calculation necessary: http://www.freeinfostuff.com/torquee...eextension.htm
    Audi actually created an OEM tool just like this for this job, albeit shorter and 3/4" drive.
    bookmarked.. who knows when I'll calculate the use of an extension like that
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