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MK3 VR6t UPDATE and MK1 VR6 Swap Update

Today I am trying something a little different. You are getting 2 videos in one. I made a video on the MK3 VR6t, updating where we are in the build. We also talk about what the next few jobs are, and why the project stalled. I also had the chance to catch up with my old MK1 VR6 Cabriolet. You guys that have been around for a long time may remember the Luv a Dub project! Since we are checking out both today, I figured I would make one post about both cars.

 

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How To Wire Electric Cooling Fans

Wiring electric cooling fans is almost a must for a VR6 turbo build. Not only will it move more air, but it cleans up the engine bay. In the last cooling fan video we learned the theory behind wiring cooling fans. I walked you through the wiring diagram to understand how I made my cooling fans work.

Today we are looking at how to wire the fans to make them work. You can use several methods to make these wiring connections. If you would rather solider, then solider on. I typically use the crimp connection method as it is the factory recommended process for making wiring repairs. When done properly, it is a very strong way to make wiring connections.

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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. 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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Trouble viewing? Watch “How To Wire Electric Cooling Fans with Crimp Connections ” on YouTube.

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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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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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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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VR6t GTI Update ~ Stalled Project and Fluid Leaks

The VR6 turbo project was stalled. But now it’s time to get back to the MK3. I have oil leaks to fix, coolant leaks to fix, charge cooler piping to fix, a clutch to fix, a transmission to fix, some more parts to install, brakes to upgrade and probably a whole lot more. MK3 LIFE!! If you are just joining the MK3 project be sure to check out the Youtube Playlist ~ MK3 VR6 TUBRO 

 

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