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Membermobiles / Re: 2017 VW GTI
« Last post by Delta on December 08, 2017, 02:19:00 PM »


Probably the last month I enjoy the car before I park it for most of the winter and drive the S10 or Jeep.
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Membermobiles / Re: 1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
« Last post by Kalgorn on December 06, 2017, 08:32:09 AM »
Strictly Amazon reviews.

However, someone on New England DSM gave some info:

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Rust converter at best slows the process down but doesn't stop it. Sure you can convert the surface rust but eventually it will come back. Solutions with tannic acid seem to work the best so far.

He's a pretty smart guy (electrical engineer) so I believe him.
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Membermobiles / Re: 1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
« Last post by 87Warrior on December 06, 2017, 12:00:56 AM »
I've never heard of Corroseal. What made you choose it over any of the other rust convertors on the market? Looks like it worked well.
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Membermobiles / Re: 1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
« Last post by Kalgorn on December 05, 2017, 10:34:26 AM »
I hadn't considered it before but it's actually not a huge deal (and it's a lot cheaper) to change out the valve stem seals with the head still installed.

Since the cams are coming out, now's the time to upgrade. I ordered a pair of Brian Crower 272s, revised lifters, Brian Crower valve springs, valve stem seals, and parts to do a full timing job.
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Membermobiles / Re: 1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
« Last post by Kalgorn on December 03, 2017, 10:27:56 PM »
On the other side of things, have you heard of Corroseal? Man, this stuff is cool.

I think someone left the sun roof open during the rain because the shifter assembly was really rusty. I pulled it, took it apart, wire brush to remove the loose stuff, two coats of Corroseal, and some spray paint (oil rubbed bronze - might as well use it since it's just sitting in my cabinet). It will be reinstalled with new solid bushings.

You can see how rusty it is originally:



First fresh coat of Corroseal:



First coat is dry:



Second coat is dry:



Painted and reassembled:

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Membermobiles / Re: 1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
« Last post by Kalgorn on December 03, 2017, 02:19:18 PM »
Well, crap. The exhaust valve stem seals for cylinder #3 are toast.






I guess I'm pulling the head. Justin Whitesell (basically a turbo guru) recommended a guy named Brian Savini in western PA that runs a machine shop and is very experienced with DSMs so I'll send it to him for a full clean and repair.

Now's the time to do a full timing belt job too so I'll get that on order.

I'm also thinking I should just get the lifters swapped out for the 3g revised version and install a set of cams.
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The Lounge / Re: Ahh fuck I can't believe you've done this
« Last post by 87Warrior on December 01, 2017, 03:29:01 PM »
I just canít believe we havenít evolved beyond the need for sex yet.
It just takes a Petri dish and a willing incubator :laugh:
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The Lounge / Re: Ahh fuck I can't believe you've done this
« Last post by 00XJ on December 01, 2017, 02:00:58 PM »
I just canít believe we havenít evolved beyond the need for sex yet.
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The Lounge / Re: Ahh fuck I can't believe you've done this
« Last post by angry hampster on December 01, 2017, 06:17:13 AM »
My wife and I just completed a grueling mountain of paper work and invasion of privacy from a social worker pursuing adoption.  :eating-popcorn-03:


Cool man! good luck!
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The Lounge / Re: Ahh fuck I can't believe you've done this
« Last post by 87Warrior on November 30, 2017, 05:18:43 PM »
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