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Old April 15th, 2012, 21:10   #601
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Dan,

I might need to come up there one weekend when you have some cars coming in needing some work. I'm getting a real bad itch for some TDI hanging out.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 03:24   #602
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No problem. How about May 4-6? I think a Marine from VA may be coming down for a cam TB, brake flush...plus other things.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 09:25   #603
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I'll check my schedule and let you know. That sounds good, being able to lend a hand to a Marine.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 12:31   #604
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Dan,

I would like to meet you and get the skid plate put on and a couple other things done...I would have to plan carefully though as I am 8 hours away.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 04:13   #605
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Most often what you describe is the resistor bank. You can fix it cheaply with thermal fuse from Radioshack.
Be sure to also lubricate your fan bearings. Usually the resistor bank thermal fuse blows because of a dragging fan, giving little cooling air flow and pulling high amps. If you don't fix the root cause, it will just happen again.
Nice tip.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:07   #606
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Thanks, TBAD.

I plan to have a fairly low key weekend, but will be around the house most of the time, Friday afternoon through Sunday.
Bowelder is coming over Sunday afternoon about 130 pm to troubleshoot his AC.

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Old April 29th, 2012, 16:22   #607
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Most often what you describe is the resistor bank. You can fix it cheaply with thermal fuse from Radioshack.
Be sure to also lubricate your fan bearings. Usually the resistor bank thermal fuse blows because of a dragging fan, giving little cooling air flow and pulling high amps. If you don't fix the root cause, it will just happen again.
Thanks Dan, You were right again! The old resistor was shot and rusty, I would dare say that the leaky heater core most likely did it in. Both are fixed now and running pretty good, may need to stop by one day for tweaking,
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Old April 29th, 2012, 17:08   #608
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Glad it worked out.

I will be working this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 4,5,6)with a club and servicemember on his 2006 Jetta, Frank06 cam, Timing belt, DSG service, brake flush...so the lift will probably be taken, but drop by if you need to. 0800 to 1800.

I will be working around the shop tomorrow (Monday April 30) on an AC system for an A4 in the morning, my own car in the afternoon. 0800 to 1800 or so.
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We replaced the Refrigerant Control Valve (RCV), added a tad of oil, and put in a new gasket and drier to Bowelder's 2000 Jetta. This fixed his AC.

If he replaces his radiator and compressor fans (one is intermittent, one is bad), it will probably stay fixed. If not, the excess heat will ruin the new RCV as the old one was ruined.

I hate to see people have to do expensive repairs because they do not check out their fans and keep them working.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 06:17   #610
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Many thanks goes out to Dan for his assistance and use of his knowledge and shop. I greatly appreciate it!!!

My new fans are ordered as well as a new timing belt kit, alternator pulley, serpentine belt and tensioner. I've called Daniel Grindstaff as you suggested and we are working out the details and scheduling of my TB install. I will not be running my AC until the new fans are in place.

Question:: can i go ahead and pull the bad fan and be ready when the new one arrives or should I not? Was thinking that the missing fan may throw a code
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 13:15   #611
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You can pull the totally failed fan, without getting a code.

You are replacing both, right?
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 05:38   #612
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Yes i ordered both!!
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Old May 8th, 2012, 10:45   #613
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main fan swapped out. small fan next. Haven't used my A/C yet
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Good job.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 13:24   #615
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This last weekend we:
Put a cam and TB in a BRM.
Did a brake flush, diesel purge, and DSG service on a BRM.
Located and replaced a split coolant hose on a BRM.
Replaced the DMF and did the DSG service on a BRM.

Thanks to DidJettarun and Osprey_Chief for the help.

I needed to go back to work to get a break!
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