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    My VR is under the knife

    been since monday..dunno wat taking so long... but i should be getting it back tomorrow... getting new timing chain, stock clutch, lightened flywheel, abs repaired, strutmount checked out..and a new euro lip installed.

    yeah its going to cost me my left nut. dont know how much though

    regardless of the price, it had to be done...minus the flywheel of course, at least when i get it back i can actually push it and not have to worry bout no damn chain breakin on me where those honda's at

    i didnt realize how expensive vr6's can be to repair...

    had to get that off my chest.......

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    be prepared to bend over...sounds like a lotta work...hope it works out well!
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    Being a "backyard mechanic" really helps if you own a VR6. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is pricey on these suckers! If it isn't the price of the part, the labour will definitely get you. When I think of how much it cost me to maintain my 2.0L compared to my VR6, it makes me cry
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    well thats certainly not reinsuring.. but i kinda knew that it would be expensive regardless when i first got the car.... i heard u have to lift the entire engine just so u can remove the water pump (if it needed replacing), because of where its located..

    god damn! hopefully after i get it back today, i wont have to service it for awhile.....
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    I decided a long time ago, that the SOUND alone on the VR6 makes up for any short comings the car has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by footose
    I decided a long time ago, that the SOUND alone on the VR6 makes up for any short comings the car has.
    AGREED
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    Quote Originally Posted by footose
    I decided a long time ago, that the SOUND alone on the VR6 makes up for any short comings the car has.
    I agree totally. I remember the first time I drove a VR, man it made me hate my 2.slow!! The only thing that sounds better than a VR IMHO is a VRT!!!!

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    well I got my vr back finally!!!! TOTAL DAMAGE $1300.00

    I got a new timing chain/tensioners, clutch was fixed (no more squeeking ) and my flywheel had been lightened....

    I love the lightened flywheel!!!!! its more responsive now...i love it from first gear.... the rest of the gears u dont notice it as much but, the car just feels quicker... gotta get use to the rpm's dropping a bit quicker though..

    still gotta get my ABS fixed but thats a minor issue... all and all, 1300 dollars well spent... i finally found a new shop! Kars n' Trucks
    Specializing in Vdubs

    Excellent work
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    That is a wicked price man. Its usualy more then that just to get the chain done. Worth driving down to get done.

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