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When I swapped my old 850 I removed the driver seat and that made everything much easier. When Tommy did his swap the seat was left in and I got a pretty nasty headache laying under the dash plus it was crazy hot. Everything's looking good bro. 

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Yea that was a nightmare Jay. Looks good Andy! Sucks about the rad though. 

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Yes.  This is the 4th summer I've had in Texas... and this one is no joke!  I have a buddy who is letting me use his shop... but damn it's warm and humid out.

You're motivating me though, and I will get started on it soon!

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Awesome work man, and I love that shift knob. Looks right at home in the interior.

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DONE :biggrin::biggrin:

I finished it up around 8pm last night.  I am in love.  All the frustration and issues I've had with this wagon, none of that matters anymore, the smile this car puts on my face every time I drive it is incredible. 

Got about 50 miles so far. I had to deal with a few minor issues (radiator hose clamps not fully tightened, loose ECU ground bolt, etc) but it started right up drove on out of the shop like a champ. The throttle mapping is kind of wonky because I haven't had it tuned yet, but it's still very civil and easy to drive. I love the single mass flywheel and clutch/PP combo. Once those are broken in I'm meeting up with Steve to tune it :biggrin:

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I finished it up around 8pm last night.  I am in love.  All the frustration and issues I've had with this wagon, none of that matters anymore, the smile this car puts on my face every time I drive it is incredible. :D   

It really is night & day going from slush box to manual. Makes them a joy to drive, no matter what goes awry along the way....

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Congrats!  Are you driving on the stock tune?  Also, which single mass did you use?  I bought one last year and have been sitting on it.  It's going in this swap!

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Thanks guys!  

Lucas, I'm running the stock tune right now.  The throttle mapping is kind of weird/hyper sensitive but it runs pretty normally so far.  The 4000 RPM limiter isn't really noticeable because I'm still breaking in the clutch so I'm not winding it out or getting into boost yet.  Single mass flywheel is the 98 x70 style - I actually got it from Justus's old S70.  What clutch are you going to run with your single mass?

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I have a Viva single mass flywheel... in conjunction with a new S60R pressure plate and clutch disc.  So with the TCU pulled... it can still be somewhat driven?  This is interesting and good to know.  I will likely do the same to get the car home from my buddies shop.

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Yeah it'll start and drive totally fine, it has a 4k RPM limiter until you get it tuned.

So are you going to use a S60R dual mass clutch disc then? I remember Hussein had some type of issue with that when using his Spec flywheel with a non-spec clutch.

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Yes.  

 Viva makes a single mass for use with the pre 06 s60r clutch.  

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I can attest that Andy put in a lot of long nights these past few weeks between the head rebuild and the manual swap.  Kudos for doing it all so well.  I can't wait until the break in period is over and the tune is in so I can get a proper ride.

 

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Yes.  

 Viva makes a single mass for use with the pre 06 s60r clutch.  

Very cool, I'll keep that in mind. I can't wait to see your wagon after all the work you're doing to it!

I can attest that Andy put in a lot of long nights these past few weeks between the head rebuild and the manual swap.  Kudos for doing it all so well.  I can't wait until the break in period is over and the tune is in so I can get a proper ride.

Yeah dude especially since you were at the shop helping me with 95% of all that work :laugh: You gotta start a thread from your S70..!

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