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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old April 1st, 2012, 09:45   #12616
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Old April 1st, 2012, 12:11   #12617
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Don't worry about bark or over boost spikes on a stock set up. Just wire up the loose end so it doesn't drop to the pavement until you can slice in a short section of pipe. It's a bit surprising that the stock pipe rusted as it is stainless. An inspection of the whole system would seem prudent.


What Darkhorse said - you're fine except for the drone on your eardrums. Guys run straight pipes on VNT15's for years and hundreds of thousands of miles without troubles.

Weather you keep or remove your cat or not is up to you. I don't personally run one, however have no problems with those that do or want to for whatever reason.

You might find an independant shop down there who will weld in a pipe quick for $50 or less if you want a quick fix.
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Thanks a bunch!

On our food hunt (Publix), I did find a little repair shop. Agreed...If I can get a quick fix, that would be nice. Amazingly, the drone and sound wasn't too bad...I noticed it, but the wife unit didn't notice at all. Then again, we're driving a turbo diesel with a .681 fifth rather than her Focus running at higher RPM's doing the same speed.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 12:18   #12618
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Picked up my first TDI on Thursday from the dealer. And dropped it off Friday for some window tint. Strange thing, I actually look forward to getting behind the wheel again.


LOL! I now have two TDI's... Can one have enough of them?
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Old April 1st, 2012, 15:13   #12619
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LOL! I now have two TDI's... Can one have enough of them?
nope - I just picked up my 4th ...
I bought my mother in law an 05 Passat TDI 2 years ago and unchained it, my 16 year old daughter learned to drive her 02 Jetta TDI as an automatic, then when she was comfortable I did a 5 speed swap (not too many of her friends can drive a stick ) I still have my 02 Jetta TDI hot rod I bought new, and I just picked up a low mileage 04 Jetta TDI for the wife.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 19:12   #12620
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I bought a clutch pedal... and everything else needed to make it useful!
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Old April 1st, 2012, 19:48   #12621
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I used some Macguire's polishing compound and turned my heavily soot stained bumper into a nice shiny white one. It also took off the stick man that I drew in oil not knowing that it would stay in the paint.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 22:52   #12622
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I actually did this Friday, but I just picked up a new 2012 Jetta TDI w/NAV. I then spent my weekend shuffling cars around, driving my girlfriend around, and researching the mk6. Now I can take the mk4 off the road for a while so I can actually fix some of the nagging issues I couldn't spend enough time on before.

First order of business for the mk4: pulling the dash and cleaning up a ton of wiring I added since the last time I pulled the dash. Then I need to find a weekend to get it down to Matt (or get Matt up here) to do a compression test, install the EGT probe, and figure out this stubborn oil leak.

First order of business for the mk6: Dieselgeek skid plate and short shift kit.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 02:51   #12623
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Since Friday: New parking brake cables in IBW so I can pass inspection, also put some dye in the engine to see if chill and I can locate a very small leak it seems to have: might be the rear main seal but we can't tell.

Put the 17s back on the Golf: I'm hoping that warmer weather, Konis more broken in, and lower tire pressures will make the ride better. Took a short drive and it does seem better. Vacuumed both cars.

And the Miata got its KYB adjustable shocks, Hawk blue brake pads, and shaved Dunlop Star Spec tires. Boy those brake pads make dust, and the tires are uber-sticky. I dropped its hard top off for paint.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 05:06   #12624
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Installed the first of the LED interior lights. What brought that on was the loaner Grand Caravan we had while my wife's was in the body shop. LEDs are very nice!

I also washed & waxed it for the first time this year.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 08:01   #12625
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Installed the first of the LED interior lights. What brought that on was the loaner Grand Caravan we had while my wife's was in the body shop. LEDs are very nice!

I also washed & waxed it for the first time this year.
Did you go with a kit or just get individual bulbs? Source?
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 09:28   #12626
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I went with individual bulbs from www.superbrightleds.com

They have a "bulb finder" that can help you with selection, and the LEDs are, for the most part, available in many colors. I went with cool white.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 09:56   #12627
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After staring at them for nearly 2 years, I got my foglights installed in my lower grilles. Need to aim them down though, they are Hella's DE Driving xenons, and they shine a bit higher than I would like. They look fantastic though, and I can definitely see whats infront of me better.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 10:00   #12628
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Took care of engine cover wobble with a little gorilla tape on the one of the posts. Also taped up the edges of the hood liner until I can take it to the dealer to have the thing replaced. Drove it alot this weekend.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 10:03   #12629
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Tinted windows and fixed cig lighter fuse.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 13:06   #12630
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Headed to the dealer to troubleshoot drone at highway speeds. Got a rear wheel bearing going out. Also, early oil change to get back to an even 10K-mile interval. Rotella T6 5w40 (CJ-4) out, Amsoil AMO 10w40 (CI-4+) in.
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