Originally Posted by vwdave
I estimated $15k would be needed and to be honest, Im not looking into spending that kind of money into a car for a long time.
Heh, how ironic. I finally got the Jetta running really well on the new standalone, got a boost controller working......aaannnnddddd the clutch blew up. It shot out of the bell housing and shot the starter through the radiator. Broke the block, transmission is garbage. So here I am looking at $5k-$12k in damage. I could go the super insane power level, but man thats alot of money right now. And I am in the middle of a job change. Fortunately, my pay will be going up drastically and my car payments are done, so Im doing well there.
The truck blew up the transmission at 310k miles. The transfer case was also shit. When I went to drain the transfer case to remove it, nothing came out. Pull the case apart, and it was blown. Fortunately I was making alot of money during that time, so I was able to fix it. So now the transmission is built, and I upped the power to around 475-500hp and about 900ft-lbs. It has about 350k on it now, and I just wrote the last check for it today, so its paid off. First time since 05 that Ive had no car payment.
E; Forgot to mention. After 2 weeks I got the truck all back together, took it for a test drive, everythings good. I pack up my shop at 11pm and start driving home. 100 yards from my shop, the truck died. I check it over and the FICM fuse was blown. I put another fuse in, about 2s later it literally exploded. Another $600 gone. LMAO.