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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggy View Post
    I don't think that you'd go wrong either way...Pat at Level10 really seemed to know his facts on the RS6 and said that the've worked on quite a few...in fact, he was a little giddy when talking about the car and his appreciation of them. I'm also sure that Tozo would give you an honest appraisal of what's what as well. It was a conversation that I was just starting to have with both, but as I mentioned, Tozo won't work on a non stock car anymore, which killed that conversation for me and decided to go 6 speed which ended my conversation with Pat too.

    Now a little progress on mine, finally had a short stretch of time yesterday to pick away at a small project...I pulled all of my aux cooling stuff out, but opted for now to leave the pipe in that connects to the heater core that will now tie into the lower radiator hard line nipple with the one way valve in place. This has proven successful for several in the past...and would be the hardest part to replace and would need to be another engine out project if I ever wanted to put it back in. I could also just disconnect and cap on both ends...I have the 034 silicone caps coming too for options. Personally, I'm happy to get all of this stray piping out of there as it just seems like so many more places to have a leak.







    And I must say, these Wagner intercoolers are beefy and top notch!



    Also decided to remove all of the extra piping for the trans cooler too, since I won't be needing that either.




    Hi Muggy,
    Do YOu havfe any estimate how much weight savings can be gained with removing the auxiliary coolers ?
    Thanks,
    Ivan

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    Honestly, not much weight to be saved....all aluminum for rads and piping. I'd say 20-25 pounds max including the coolant. If you need to know an exact figure, I can put it in a box and jump on the scale....scary notion though with my COVID beer weight...seems to flow down my throat every night now.

    I did this more to help eliminate leak points in the cooling system and to make it easier to remove the front clip in the future.

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    Hi Muggy,\
    Weight is the enemy, every pound conts, especially up front on oour cars.
    You chould drink champagne, is lighter !
    If You could put on the hardware which is saved too, and let me know how much fluid You saved,
    that would give us a very accurate picture and wight.
    So far I managed to save about 230 lbs over stock, so this would be on top of that.
    Cheers,
    Ivan

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    Hey Ivan, so true on weight...that's another reason among many that I'm doing the 6 speed swap...the auto tranny is like a ship's anchor!

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    SO true on the weight savings. I started out going with BBS RS-GT wheels, not cheap but close to 10lb lighter per wheel than stock. Aux radiator delete with all of the lines, Onstar stripped but B.T (OEM) added. Started with an Odyssey 925T battery going from the 50+lb OEM down to 26lbs, now I went to a Antigravity Lithium which takes it down to 5.5lbs (weight out back but still weight). Stripping the DRC and lines and going to KWV3 struts/shocks was at least another 20+lbs. As Muggy said, I think the 6spd conversion saved close to 100lbs. Catless saves some more.
    So far I think I'm down over 200+lbs without losing any driveability or comfort....no rice mods.
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    I can send you my puller setup for the crank plug if you wish. Its been proven on 4 motors so far.

    Let me know if you'd like me to send it to you

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    MUggy, have You thought of cleaning the Cats ? Done it with other cars incl. my rs6.
    Removing them needs some cutting, and than later rewelding, but no big deal.
    I did soak them in a plastic tub with parts cleaner for about 2 weeks, with some rinsing in between.
    Cheers,
    Ivan

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurovintage View Post
    MUggy, have You thought of cleaning the Cats ? Done it with other cars incl. my rs6.
    Removing them needs some cutting, and than later rewelding, but no big deal.
    I did soak them in a plastic tub with parts cleaner for about 2 weeks, with some rinsing in between.
    Cheers,
    Ivan
    I'm good...I have Miltek catless DP's along with a full Miltek non-res exhaust...

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