Intake Valve Cleaning (Golf R)

Direct injection cars, and Audis/VWs in particular, seem to have issues with carbon build-up on the intake valves. As fuel is directly injected into the cylinder, the fuel does not get a chance to clean the valve & port. Below is a good image of the difference between the two: This means that no matter…

First Event of 2020! BSCC 05242020 (Golf R)

After an especially long winter due to Covid, we are BACK (ish)! More on that later. The first event of the year was pushed back quite a bit, but even with the extra time we faced a time crunch to have the cars ready. The Evo is still sitting in the shop, so it was…

Misc. Prep – Golf R

Big few days for the Golf – with the M3 gone and the garage spot opened up, the first thing I did was get the Golf on the lift for a brake flush. Since the brake flush annoyingly requires the battery and intake to be removed, there were a few things to get done while…

Goodbye M3

The M3 is officially gone – sold to a gentleman in Washington. This was probably the best car I’ve owned thus far, with amazingly neutral handling, easy to drift, catch, control, and one of the best motors I’ve ever experienced. The naturally aspirated 414hp V8 pulled strong all the way to its 8300rpm redline, with…

New Battery (Evo)

Another new battery for the Evo after the Deka ETX16L died – seems like it had one too many discharges after large periods of sitting with no trickle, from when the car was getting repaired. Short update, as much what I posted here still holds. This battery is slightly bigger, slightly more capacity, 1lb heavier.…

Detailing the Golf R

Wrapped up the 4-coat detail work on the Evo today – after washing and claying the car, I let it dry before putting 2 coats of “real” ceramic (small bottle) on it. I let the car cure between each coat, and topped that off with a coat of adam’s ceramic spray kit. Finally, after that…