Well a full weekend in the garage comes to an end. Spent all of Friday night and all day Saturday until 3am to get to this point. Sadly the car will not go into gear when the engine is running. The clutch feels fine and I think I spent a total of 2 hours bleeding the damn thing with no luck. The clutch isn't disengaging enough to allow me to change gears. In first the car crawls forward when starting and the pedal to the floor. It has to be just BARELY engaged.
Had a few friends help out and they heard what sounds like air moving through the lines when the pedal is brought back up from the floor during the bleeding process. The air sounds like it is entering the system through the bleed valve. Either the O-rings are shot or the valve just leaks. I'll be picking up another one of those tomorrow from the stealership and giving it another go on the hottest day of the summer.
Picture of the bleeder valve I am talking about.
Everything else went pretty smooth. Wiring was not as bad as I thought it would be. Once the harness is laid out to where it is kind of supposed to go things just start falling into place and coming together. Had a minor issue with the passenger side axle. Had to remove the wheel and drop the control arm to get it move up to bolt on to the transmission. There was also a coolant leak by the coolant temp sensor. A different o-ring to seems to have solved the problem now.
Did I mention it is crazy sounding at idle? I need to get a video.
Some pictures from the weekend.
Timing belt done
Ready to go in the car. Lucky the car was low enough to where I could just slide the engine in and bolt it up!
Whats up next and in the future:
Charge the AC system
Weld up the exhaust
Find a good spot for the catch can
IE Intake Manifold
80MM throttle body.
Bigger intercooler and new piping
OEM Euro FIS Cluster
MK6 Steering Wheel