Mike's 4ktq project

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:55 pm

Small road trip update. Took the car to Euro Hangar, which is a euro show up in Holland, Michigan. Its about a 3hr drive there, and we ended up staying in Grand Rapids, and swinging down to South Haven the day after, so a nice weekend on the road with the 4kq. Car did amazing got I got a lot of people asking about it at the show. Its amazing the people you'd never think say "I owned one of these back in the day!"

I was in good company :)

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I have not had to pretty up a car for a while. Tim Maskus was there with his rally car and was nice enough to snap a few pics of mine.

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby PRY4SNO » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:27 pm

AudiSport4000 wrote:
ringbearer wrote:I use diluted Simple Green and hot water, works great.


That is good to know because I have a lot of SG sitting around!! Much appreciated on that.



x2, thanks!!
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:54 am

Well crud, it doesnt seem any of my photos work anymore. I'll work on that at some point.

Car has been sitting in the garage and rarely driven, but thats ok. Scored a few small things from Audi Tradition which I'll add to the parts stash for much later. At this point I pretty much scrounge for oddball CE parts. Suspension and brakes are done, engine has about 3k on the timing belt service, exhaust is nice, etc. Car will get some winter duty here soon. Just tossed on the snows and did an oil change. There is a good chance I'll be looking for a new place with land in the future, so I'll be saving a few extra pennies for lodgings for more cars.

Only thing that is really new is a new stable mate. Snagged a 2018 GTI to tool around in. I had a 2010 and really enjoyed it. I missed something faster than my 4kq :)
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby DE80q » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:55 am

Bad Mikey, bad! You don't buy another car when you want to go faster! You make the 4k faster! :P

Just messing with you! I was looking at a new vehicle myself, although, it won't be fast...
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:05 pm

DE80q wrote:Bad Mikey, bad! You don't buy another car when you want to go faster! You make the 4k faster! :P

Just messing with you! I was looking at a new vehicle myself, although, it won't be fast...


I was thinking about my original 4ktq project and how much easier it was since I was in college, had few bills, etc :). I still have no idea what route I'll go with the engine, but the car will be getting repainted when I do it, so the whole process will take quite a while.

I have been considering an additional project though. VW Caddy with a 5cyl swap (keeping it fwd though). I can dream :)
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Mon May 20, 2019 5:23 pm

Only update is the trip to and from Carlisle. I procrastinated on getting the car ready and scrambled last minute. Thankfully I didnt really need to do anything except for swap on the summer wheels, toss in the nice floormats, replace the instrument cluster bulbs, and check fluids. With any trip I get a bit nervous but the car performed extremely well on the 15hr round trip. Only issue I came across was the upshift light not working anymore. No real plans for it this summer aside from a few other shows. Will tie up a few other loose ends and replace small parts, but she is good to go for a while now that all major service was done last year.

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby jbrentd » Mon May 20, 2019 7:06 pm

Looks like a great show. I hope to make it some day. I enjoyed all the pics you posted on IG.
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Mon May 20, 2019 7:30 pm

jbrentd wrote:Looks like a great show. I hope to make it some day. I enjoyed all the pics you posted on IG.


Come next year :)

Every show has its own feel. Carlisle is so relaxed and the venue really makes it enjoyable. I'm thankful to work directly with Carlisle every year so we have the same spot and everything we need. Attendance numbers are down from 10 years ago BUT that is due to varying factors. We had 51 cars this year which was really strong. We are going to get a dedicated website up for 2020 which will make a lot of things easier both for me and those going. I'd love to double our number for next year and will really challenge others to help promote the show.

Glad you enjoyed the photos. I didnt bring my camera but phones nowadays do such a good job I dont mind leaving the gear at home :) :)
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:24 pm

Anyone have a source or hook up for 85-87 lower lip spoilers? Timing was never on my side whenever I looked for one over the years, but the 4kq is just asking for one.

Will be wiring in the fogs sometime soon to get those working. With all the work done last year there isnt a whole lot to do at the moment. Missed the local car show last weekend due to a funeral. Other things have occupied time this summer but end of summer and early fall bring pockets of time to work on cars. :D
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby alxdgr8 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:05 am

Cupra R lip is cheap and I think looks pretty decent on facelift B2.

http://forum.irozmotorsport.com/viewtop ... 125#p80128

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sun May 10, 2020 9:58 pm

Yikes, been a minute! Update time :)

Covid has brought an interesting twist on things. Working from home has its benefits. I've been able to plan out and get a lot of stuff done on the 4kq. With Carlisle moved to August I have even more time to get stuff done.

Just some regular maintenance items done:
Oil, filter change
Air filter change
Headlight switch plug replace/re pin
Door latch/handle remove, lube, replace
New door strikers
Reinstall stock tail lights and reseal

I've had a slew of items/parts laying around for a while. These are next:
Transmission mounts and new hardware
Fuel pump, both filters
Fog light wiring
AC condenser/check/get working
Reverse lights not working
Fuel injector service
Rear defrost (quattro portion not working)
Install H4's and remove H1H4's

Lots of small details here and there, but I've begun driving this thing instead of the Jetta and its amazing.

Some photos of the less exciting processes in the garage ;)

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