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Old April 25th, 2012, 14:00   #1
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Hey All!
Matt (Matt-98AHU) - our wonderful traveling guru!- is coming up to the Bay Area to do some work on my car the weekend of May 5-6, so we thought we'd make it a GTG and see who else needed work or who just wanted to come hang. I know it's a little short notice, but hey! sometimes those are the best one's!

I'm supplying the work space for Matt and socializing. The only thing I ask is that people respect my home and the space, as I also live with 5 other people. I'll try to get the grill up and running (though no guarantee's) and I have some chairs, enough for about 10 people.

Don't show up empty-handed. I'm a poor school teacher and can not afford to supply food for everyone! Help us all out and pitch in if your coming. Please sign up for foodage and any work you wish to have done by Matt. We'll set up a schedule as time get's near and post any updates on this 1st post.

WHEN: May 5, 9am-11pm for socializing (work schedule pending)
May 6, 9am-8pm for socializing (work schedule pending)
LOCATION: 7337 Pawtucket Way San Jose 95139
Phone: 401-378-2391


I live on the edge of Bay Area civilization! So for those of you farther up the peninsula or East Bay, make it a fun road trip! C'mon down to the South Side (that's actually a dive bar within walking distance of my house! *hint hint*) and stop in for a visit! I hope to see a bunch of people's there!

SCHEDULE UPDATED!
As always, the schedule is subject to change, based on the state of the jobs. Please remember, Matt is only 1 man (though, sometimes he works on a level of 5 men, so it seems). So patience and flexibility are a must have. You're all welcome to work in the driveway as space allows. I only have some tools, so make sure to bring whatever you need for the job you're doing. And of course, please clean up and take away all your parts, fluids, and trash with you.

Saturday May 5th, 9am - Whenever

FOOD:
1. Zippy - Salad, veggie platter, crackers, bagels, fruits, cous-cous du jour, other assorted tasty's, Gatorade, water
2. smendick - beer
3. OnePutt - something tasty

Work done by Matt:
9am - Zippy - Timing Belt, Drive Train drama (axle?, ball joint?, sticky brakes?), adjust the linkage (clunking into gear?), balance
and clean the injectors, and still tracking down the oil leak.
**OnePut - Limp Mode Issues - There's a spot in the driveway for you.
Late saturday: smendick - squeaky roller, skid plate install


Sunday May 6th - 9am - 8pm

FOOD:
1. Zippy -whatever's left over!
2. Skully - Meat!
3. ZenT - Fruit

Work done by Matt:

Skully - compression check, put on my dieselgeek FMJ side-skirts, and if there's time drill a hole for my EGT probe.
ZenT - final drive output shaft seal leak
10am - Treyca - Some big stuff!
Afternoonish - "Bruce" - sound diagnosis. '98 Jetta
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Old April 25th, 2012, 15:21   #2
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On Cinco de Drinko weekend?!?!? Come on Zippy. Pick a better date!
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Old April 25th, 2012, 16:10   #3
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I have a squeaky upper roller from a previous TB install that I want Matt to check out. Put me down for Saturday AM-ish. I know that doesn't pay the bills for Matt, but I'll bring some beer.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 20:57   #4
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On Cinco de Drinko weekend?!?!? Come on Zippy. Pick a better date!
Sorry, Noel. I work when the guru's available. I put my first trip diving on hold for this day (can't dive without a car to transport the gear!). I want my car back!

Besides, Cinco de Mayo... in a place names San Jose! C'mon! Bring some decorations, we can make sombrero's and I can play the part of senorita. In the evening, when all the work's done, we light some cigars, play some music and celebrate TDI style!

**edited out my cultural ignorance, based on Noel's kind correction. :-P
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Old April 25th, 2012, 21:59   #5
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Besides, Cinco de Mayo... in a place names San Jose! C'mon! Bring some decorations, we can make sombrero's and I can play the part of senorita. In the evening, when all the work's done, we light some cigars, play some music and celebrate Mexican Independence TDI style!
Oh Zippy... where do I start?!?!?! Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day. It's a battle won in the city of Puebla. Mexican Independence Day is in September.

So you can play the part of a senorita, huh? Oh so many dirty thoughts! lol Any more senorita's in your household?!?!?
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Old April 26th, 2012, 08:25   #6
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I'm in for Sunday. I have plans for that Saturday already I have to go to.

Put me down for a sunday afternoon slot to do a compression check, put on my dieselgeek FMJ side-skirts, and if there's time drill a hole for my EGT probe.

I can bring meat to grill. Sadly Dittmer's is still closed but I know a couple places to get good sausages and brats still.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:15   #7
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5 roommates? That sounds like a party! Wish I could make it; I have an exam on the 5th that I need to get 99% on or better!
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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:55   #8
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Wish we could make it, but I've got a show running both days. The NB is finally running great, I just want to tap the timing back a touch. Looking forward to just hanging out, but still need to install my skidplate BEFORE my next trip to the Bay Area!
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Old April 26th, 2012, 13:47   #9
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5 roommates? That sounds like a party! Wish I could make it; I have an exam on the 5th that I need to get 99% on or better!
ouch! So come on Sunday and drink yourself into oblivion to decompress. lol
My roommate, Andy, will have the new Ducati Panigale on display (with a 40 ft fence around it!)

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Oh Zippy... where do I start?!?!?! Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day. It's a battle won in the city of Puebla. Mexican Independence Day is in September.

So you can play the part of a senorita, huh? Oh so many dirty thoughts! lol Any more senorita's in your household?!?!?
Damn! I knew I should have looked it up. Still, any day is a good day to celebrate Independence! Thanks for the update to my knowledge data bank.

And, as a matter of fact, there are 2 other Senorita's in the house. 1 older than I with a 10y/o daughter and on-again-off-again boyfriend. The other is slightly younger than I, with a 4 y/o son. Both divorcee's. I wouldn't suggest hitting on either one of them, however, for reasons I shall keep to myself.
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And, as a matter of fact, there are 2 other Senorita's in the house. 1 older than I with a 10y/o daughter and on-again-off-again boyfriend. The other is slightly younger than I, with a 4 y/o son. Both divorcee's. I wouldn't suggest hitting on either one of them, however, for reasons I shall keep to myself.
Well at least I know they put out!! lol

Wonder what those reasons are.... hmmmm????
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I could use some help diagnosing and fixing a limp mode issue if there is time. I might try to get under my car this weekend to see if it is something I can fix, but other wise I am thinking this is a great time for me to have a professional give it a once over.

And I can bring some food...does it have to be home made? I am a father of a 2 year old...I have more money than time.

I'll PM matt to see if he has time.
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And I can bring some food...does it have to be home made? I am a father of a 2 year old...I have more money than time.
that's fine, just something other than chips n' salsa, please.
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Damn! I'm going down to Morro Bay for their car show this weekend & to hang out with the old gang from grade school. Have fun!!!
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I would like Matt to check if I have a final drive output shaft seal leak. I can come by on Sunday. I will bring fruits.
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I PM'd Matt about Saturday to diagnose a Limp Mode issue.
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