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RedDragon August 28th, 2013 20:34

Help emergency!!! TB broke
 
As the title say my TB broke and the tensioner loosened up. I'm being towed to the Midas in Rutland, VT the address is
207 US-4 Rutland, VT 05701

If anyone is on there way to the fest and can help me I'd be extremely greatful. I'm pretty sure a Midas won't have the ALH tools. My cell is 815.210.8790 text friendly because I'm wait on a tow call.

Thanks Adam

AARodriguez Corp. August 28th, 2013 21:31

Not sure what can be done for you, your head needs to be pulled and sent out for refurbishing.

AARodriguez Corp. August 28th, 2013 21:42

I don't know that it's a "good idea" but I can tow you from where you are at to TDIFest tomorrow if you want to pay for the rental of a uHaul tow trailer, I have a hitch and lighting on my Golf.

RedDragon August 28th, 2013 21:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Newzboys (Post 4282810)
I don't know that it's a "good idea" but I can tow you from where you are at to TDIFest tomorrow if you want to pay for the rental of a uHaul tow trailer, I have a hitch and lighting on my Golf.

Ok I'm gonna call my dad in the morning. When is good time to let you know? I'm a long way from Chicago so I don't know if I many options anyway. I just had the head rebuilt in April lol ugh. At least if its at the fest there everyone there that knows what to do or not to in this case.

paramedick August 29th, 2013 02:09

I probably need my head examined, but.....

I have a head kit on the shelf. Ditto all parts that go with it. Just gotta put in trunk, and pack specialized toolbox.

This would have to be a one-day hero project. I can do the high stuff, but need a low man for underneath stuff. Paved, or preferably concrete spot to work where we can make a short-term mess. Gravel will not do. Minimum of one set of skilled hands ready for a big day Saturday. Eric IS NOT coming, I'm solo this trip.

Someone else would have to bring us:
1) a good floor jack and a set of 2 ton jack stands. I WILL NOT do this on an engine support that is in the way.
2) Creeper would be nice.
3) Drain pans for oil and coolant.
4) Containers for used fluids, and haul them away

I would have to know something by 0700 to know to pack parts. I leave Kentucky 0800.

Truthfully, probably better at Herm's or elsewhere. I would have to have $$$ for my parts prior to leaving Maine. Can't take a paypal hit on this much money. Price is whatever Frank charges for this complete solution kit.

mainer August 29th, 2013 03:55

http://maine.craigslist.org/pts/4032534321.html

You could probably talk someone into grabbing the head for you and bringing it to the fest...

AARodriguez Corp. August 29th, 2013 05:04

I'm leaving North Carolina in about an hour, still have 10 hour drive to get to you if you want me to tow you. Not sure if it is or isn't legal, but you would have to ride in your car while being towed or catch a ride with someone else, I'm stacked to the roof with stuff for tdifest

I was planning to help volunteer with preperations for the fest on Friday, but I could help out with the car instead. I've got a lot of tools, don't have a triple square set though

You aren't 100% on the way, if you want me to come get you thats fine, just give me let me know by this afternoon
678-535-7172

Lug_Nut August 29th, 2013 05:58

I just spoke with Adam. I'm getting the tow dolly hooked up and prepped.
Adam's going to call Herm to see what other options might be possible for this week/ weekend.

The belt is not broken, but a loss of power on hills followed by the motor ceasing operating doesn't bode well. The loss of belt tension may have stripped belt teeth and been just as bad as the belt breaking completely.

RedDragon August 29th, 2013 06:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Newzboys (Post 4282927)
I'm leaving North Carolina in about an hour, still have 10 hour drive to get to you if you want me to tow you. Not sure if it is or isn't legal, but you would have to ride in your car while being towed or catch a ride with someone else, I'm stacked to the roof with stuff for tdifest
I was planning to help volunteer with preperations for the fest on Friday, but I could help out with the car instead. I've got a lot of tools, don't have a triple square set though
You aren't 100% on the way, if you want me to come get you thats fine, just give me let me know by this afternoon

Jon is gonna be on his way up with a dolly to pick us up. I appreciate all the help from everyone. Ill keep updates posted.

Lug_Nut August 29th, 2013 07:06

I'm leaving momentarily.

RedDragon August 29th, 2013 07:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lug_Nut (Post 4283045)
I'm leaving momentarily.

Ok, stoppe by Midas, have keys in hand now.

cevans August 29th, 2013 10:58

Nice work Lug_Nut.

ymz August 29th, 2013 11:06

Sounds as if there might be the opportunity at the Fest for a seminar on cylinder head replacement...

Between Paramedick and the other Gurus who will be in in attendance, RedDragon should be in good hands...

Yuri

Herm TDI August 29th, 2013 11:54

If you guys need a cylinder head, bolts, gasket, coolant, and TB kit I have thos on hand. Let me know and I'll get these boxed up.

How many hole head gasket ??


Herm

Metal Man August 29th, 2013 14:00

I'll be leaving PA at about 3AM Friday. If you think of anything else you need let me know.:)


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