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So I wanted to start a thread like this for the S60 peeps. I couldn't find one already started and they are fun threads <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">.<p>Today I fixed two dents in my hood from when I sat on the hood while at a park with wet/muddy grass <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">. The hood cross beams with glue on them was holding the shell down where they got bent. A body shop guy told me to try to putty knife the glue and see if they come up or try paintless repair. Soo I went out and bought a 10 dollar chisel/putty knife and hammered it into the glue. FREAKIN WORKED! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">. Saved me like 100 bucks, that a guy was gonna charge to try the same type of stuff.<p>Also got around to doing Lexol conditioner on all the leather. Looked good, shall see how it is tomorrow. Also bought some sparkplug/cam/fuel rail screws cuz the old ones were ucky and oxidized. Tried to replace them but they were in there really tight <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">...so will try again when I find a ratchet.<p>Let's keep this beyotch rolling...post up! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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stripped brembo calipers. Going to repaint <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I called the shop that is painting my car, wheel, putting tires on the wheels, replacing the door trim and rocker panels, and installing a custom front mount intercooler. Didn't really get any info except car is in the paint booth. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm in Dubai by the way so it sucks that I can't go to the shop and see it. Will have pics with in the next couple days.... I hope!!! Paint and wheels are going to be Satin Flat Black. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Oh yeah they are also going to install a VDO boost gauge and Carbon Fiber Werks CF gauge pod, IPD HDTC valve, IPD grill. But all that's in the mail so they haven't been able to do those either, but like I said I'm in Dubai for another three months so it's not like I can drive it.
 

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Well, yesturday, but...<p>Timing belt<br>water pump<br>fuel filter<br>oil change (magnetic drain plug just came in)<br>Serpentine belt<p>took me about 3-4hrs in total.
 

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Put in the black IPD door pins and bezels. Goes well on charcoal and dark wood interior <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">. Nice little interior accent <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">. One was a bugger cuz it seemed the threading started up higher in the pin. Not sure if two were high and two were low for front and rear or if it was a defect. Just had to swap one from another door. <br>All are in and looking good!<p>Oh and put in new sparkplug cover screws. Now they all black and not oxidized...still gotta do the ones under OTE pipe...didnt have time to take i t off <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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put some new pads all around, the more i look at it the more i want those R calipers. I looked over on tasca parts and a whole S60R brake kit (calipers, rotors, pads comes in at around 1900)......and that in US$ makes it even worse for me up here in Canada. Anything cheaper out there...maybe used?? Hate to think what It would cost at my local volvo dealer down the street.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stealthS60AWD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Put in the black IPD door pins and bezels. Goes well on charcoal and dark wood interior <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">. Nice little interior accent <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">. One was a bugger cuz it seemed the threading started up higher in the pin. Not sure if two were high and two were low for front and rear or if it was a defect. Just had to swap one from another door. <br>All are in and looking good!<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>How long did it take you to do all four?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>iggy637</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How long did it take you to do all four?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Maybe 30 mins to an hour...wasn't really keeping track. I just went out and puttsed around with it an took my time.
 

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Miha, I went on buybrakes.com and looked at doing a package with EBC brake components and it came out to be about $550 US for front and rear slotted and dimpled rotors, redstuff street pads, and steel braided lines. That I'm sure will have you stopping in less the distance of the R brakes and cost a whole lot less $$$. I remember reading in a magazine once that those big brake kits are awesome and will stop your car on a dime, but you can buy some good rotors, aggressive pads, and steel brake lines and get almost the same braking power for less money, but you don't have the bling factor of the BBK.
 

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^^this is what i did...but went with Brembo OEM style rotors instead of slotted. All 4 rotors were way cheaper than the slotted ones i had found. I never drove really hard with stock setup but did autox school with my new setup like he described above and it seemed to do very well.<p>I'll have to check out buybrakes.com sometime to see what they offer for rotors...never heard of that site.
 

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I know for sure those EBC slotted rotors and redstuff pads will stop amazing, just you miss out on the nice big caliper the R brakes have. Something like that or willwood calipers that I once saw chilledman had.
 

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<IMG SRC="http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii298/R410a/01xc/xcruns005.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>werd <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> and yes it runs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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nice! but wrong forum Chilled.....jeez learn to post in the right forum <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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chilledman, you must where I would be able to get a big brake kit, either the R kit or like willwoods or something. New/used and not for a ridiculous price.
 

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I decided to take on the task of what's always seemed to be a rather delicate one, not to mention one I've never done: Cleaning the MAF sensor. <p>I'd been noticing that my car had been just getting hung up at certain RPMs whenever i'd gas it, as if there were a pocket of air in the fuel line!<p>Well today I cleaned out the MAF, and it was pretty straight foward. If anyone is reading this and considering doing so, I'd advise pulling out the MAF housing from the intake pipe (will take some force but don't yank this too hard because it's connected to the turbo) and then removing the upper air box lid. Both parts will come off, and now you can unscrew the sensor housing from the lid easily.<p>The hickuping is gone, and the car runs totally badass. I can't wait for cold weather and winter gas; 3rd gear spinning here we come!
 

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I think I remember chilledman said in another brake post that he can make brackets for what ever caliper you want to use on your car i.e. Brembo, Porsche, Alcon, SSBC. Correct me if I'm wrong though. As for the EBC setup, I'm going to do that when I get home. I too would love to have the R setup but I can't see dropping that much $$$ for them when I can get the same results for less than half the money.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chillidawg</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think I remember chilledman said in another brake post that he can make brackets for what ever caliper you want to use on your car i.e. Brembo, Porsche, Alcon, SSBC. Correct me if I'm wrong though. As for the EBC setup, I'm going to do that when I get home. I too would love to have the R setup but I can't see dropping that much $$$ for them when I can get the same results for less than half the money.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>buy R kit at salvage yard, it would be stupid to have to adapt practically the same caliper(porsche) when the R one fits PERFECT. The R one may cost a little more but even if they do, you don't have to buy brackets that have zero r&d<p>wilwoods are nice too, but not quite up to spec with brembos, mainly due to not having a dustboot around the pistons
 

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I somehow doubt there are many R's in junkyards here in southern ontario. So far, for an all new setup, it's $1800 US...on the tasca parts website...which for me with shipping to Canada would sneak over $2000 CAD. That's a bit out of my price range atm.
 

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