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RS4 Exhaust Flap Control

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

The B7 RS4 comes with a neat feature, there are vacuum-controlled flaps in the exhaust that keep it quiet around town but can be opened when you’re enjoying the car on a back road for a little more power and to hear the V8 sing. They’re also open when ...

Winter in Central NY

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

We just got a new video camera, so I thought I'd make a little video to show everyone back home what winter is like in our neck of the woods.

AVIC-F90BT in the 4Runner

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

We're planning to take the 4Runner on a road trip this month (NY <> FL) so I decided it was time to do something about navigation and better iPod/MP3 integration. I decided to go with the Pioneer AVIC-F90BT because it had all the features I wanted at a reasonable price.

It Runs

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Today was a momentous occasion in any swap, I started the car for the first time! We had a couple of minor hiccups with reversed fuel supply and return lines, but once those were corrected it fired right up.  Thanks to Ted for manning the camera and helping out today. She's still ...


Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

After tracing out all the wires in the HVAC harness I think I've figured out the source of the problems I've been having.  Somehow I managed to switch around 2 wires (one blue, one blue/black) on the control panel, and the smoke I saw was a resistor giving up the ...

Smoke Testing

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Last night was a momentous occasion, I hooked up a battery and started testing out the electrics! The good news is that I have working lights, mirrors, windows, wipers, keyless, alarm, horn, radiator fans, instrument cluster, ecu & obd2.  I was able to successfully read the ROM from the ecu, which ...