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I finished up the bracket and the paint is drying as I type. Pictured: Jetta/Golf fuel filter bracket, New Beetle power steering reservoir, fuel pressure regulator, brake proportioning valve.





And these are the fuel connections for the fuel pressure regulator. From bottom to top: supply from tank, return to tank, supply to filter.

 


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Charge Air Pipes, cont'd

I still had to open up the holes for the MAP and the CCV before I could throw some paint on the pipes. Here's some detail of my ebay MAP bung kit if you haven't seen one of these before:





 

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Cooling System, part 3

I finally got around to painting the radiator and intercooler brackets. With these finished I was able to unwrap them and do my final install.





 

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Wow man. I just read your entire thread. Amazing work! This is something I've always wanted to do. I just don't have the resources to do it. Subscribed!
 

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Wow man. I just read your entire thread. Amazing work! This is something I've always wanted to do. I just don't have the resources to do it. Subscribed!
Thanks man. If you don't mind me asking, what is your biggest hurdle?
 

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Money. And the fact that I don't wanna put too much into my current truck as I am looking for a newer truck. Otherwise my DD would be a TDI powered Ranger.
 

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Still silently watching... the progress is amazing!
 

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Are you guys aware of any high torque starters for the 4L? I'm having a heck of a time with my web searches and can't find a darn thing. Thanks in advance.
 

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Try a 5.0 explorer starter, they are reduction starters and might fit, not sure on that though...

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Thanks for the idea. I just looked into the 5.0L starter and it appears to have the same locating diameter as the 2.3L which is much bigger than the 4.0L starter.
 

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Yes, but the nose cone should be able to be swapped onto the reduction motor...

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Yes, but the nose cone should be able to be swapped onto the reduction motor...
Very nice! I'm definitely going to give this a try as I don't think this motor (1.1kW if I'm not mistaken) is going to cut it with 19.5:1 compression.
 
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Thanks Chuck. I hadn't thought of this and will take a peek to see how things look. I'm sure it is even worse with this truck since it has been sitting so long.
I did mine in late Nov., and just through where the blower motor mounts. There was at least a birds nest worth of stuff in there that I was able to get out. If I could have got the other side of the plastic cover off (the engine side) I'd likely have been able to get more out; that, and there is no actual drain hole that I've been able to find...it looks like it just leaks out the bottom of the two halves. I also BG Frigi-Clean (not Frigi-Fresh) it.

That's the last time I'll sidetrack this excellent thread...really nice watching you go through this process!

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I really enjoyed reading this thread. Please keep it up.

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