- Dec 22, 2011
Ok so ive been wanting to do this forever but nerver had a way to upload photos before, so here we go i own a 98 talon tsi fwd auto shes pretty has almost no rust had 109,xxx on her when i bought her. This is my second car i went to school for auto mechanics and machining i am between jobs at the moment this will be a slow build but wadda ya gonna do . Now to bring it all up to speed i bought the car january 2012 when i was a senior in highschool, it turned a few heads and i spent alot of time being annoyed by alot of honda drivers but after 2 months of on and off speeding (only to about 85) i started the car when leaving a cousins house and heard a heart shattering knock knock knock further inspection lead me to find out a wristpin snapped and really messed up the bottom end. By now i had started to hate the car i still owed a good bit of money on but after saving up about a whole year later i had the means to buy a used bottom end along with some new parts for it such as timing components rings bearings gaskets seals and so forth but having no time with my second tech school and work i had the students at the tech school help me out with removing and rebuilding the engine. well after the deed was done and they were going to put the motor back in they ran into some problems a few being vaccum lines no one knew how they were set up in the car. well i came in the next day to re route them correctly to find my windshield washer fluid line connected to my intake! someone along the line made a huge and rather ignorant mistake! well about 2 hours later i had made some adjustments and plugged evrything in to where it should be or so i thought i couldent find my wastegate selenoid so i sat in the car looking all throughout it and found it sitting in my glove box then i fixed the vaccum lines again and it started right up! I felt so relived after all my hard work my car was back!.....Until abut 2000 miles down the road the car went into limp mode i about said every possible curse word on the way home from work and went to diagnosing which is where i am now about to tear out my transmission for some part swapping i have it down to it being shift solenoids well around 500 dollars later a box came in the mail with goodies! from IPT Transmissions i got shift solenoids a translab shift kit and a set of endclutches waiting for a break in the weather to go from here.