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TDIFest 2013 Discussion about TDIFest 2013 on the Labour Day weekend (August 30th to September 1st, 2013) in Sunday River, near Bethel, Maine. Latest information in the TDIFest wiki.

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Old August 9th, 2013, 16:28   #46
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It's $30 per person, even if they are riding along as a passenger. My g/f Lisa is riding with me and I paid $60 after updating our registrations.
Cool just making sure.

Don't they prep the car and install some of the smaller, more modular options at the dealer before delivery to you?

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Old August 9th, 2013, 16:34   #47
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Cool just making sure.

Don't they prep the car and install some of the smaller, more modular options at the dealer before delivery to you?

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It would show up as "Finishing touches" on the timeline when tracking it online. The status still shows "en route to US". It might already be at the port in NJ, just the website hasn't been updated yet. I'm getting antsy waiting for it.

It should be awesome driving it up the Mt.Washington Auto Road.

I agree with Lawson's heads up about driving on the Auto Road:
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Driving Restrictions: Our group will be lead by an Auto Road van and followed by an Auto Road van. The Auto Road encourages everyone to have fun, but please no speeding, showing off, or otherwise acting like a fool. The Auto Road is both challenging and dangerous, and it is not an appropriate place to practice your racing skills. Also keep in mind that the general public will be leaving the mountain (going down) while we are going up, as they are all required to leave the summit at 6:45 PM. I don't know how many people this will be, but be prepared to encounter some traffic as we ascend the mountain. Going down, it will be all ours.
That was the intent of my earlier post where I mentioned the challenges and dangers on the Auto Road as a heads up for anyone who has never driven it before. You have to pay attention and give it the respect it commands. IIRC, one of the rules is cars coming down the mountain are required to yield to cars coming up the mountain when encountering each other in tight places along the way. In some spots, when two full size vehicles should meet, the vehicles are inches apart beside each other while the inner vehicle is inches from the ditch on the inside and the outer vehicle is only inches away from the edge of a steep dropoff. The ride is challenging and can be dangerous, but it is a ride unlike any other.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 16:52   #48
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Just to clarify, it is $30 per person not per car right?

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Old August 11th, 2013, 13:18   #49
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http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shi...MMSI=566454000

This is likely the ship your car is on. I'm out my clutch started slipping last week. New one is a few weeks out.




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It would show up as "Finishing touches" on the timeline when tracking it online. The status still shows "en route to US". It might already be at the port in NJ, just the website hasn't been updated yet. I'm getting antsy waiting for it.

It should be awesome driving it up the Mt.Washington Auto Road.

I agree with Lawson's heads up about driving on the Auto Road:


That was the intent of my earlier post where I mentioned the challenges and dangers on the Auto Road as a heads up for anyone who has never driven it before. You have to pay attention and give it the respect it commands. IIRC, one of the rules is cars coming down the mountain are required to yield to cars coming up the mountain when encountering each other in tight places along the way. In some spots, when two full size vehicles should meet, the vehicles are inches apart beside each other while the inner vehicle is inches from the ditch on the inside and the outer vehicle is only inches away from the edge of a steep dropoff. The ride is challenging and can be dangerous, but it is a ride unlike any other.
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Old August 11th, 2013, 16:10   #50
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This is likely the ship your car is on. I'm out my clutch started slipping last week. New one is a few weeks out.
I posted an update on my car in the BMW 5-series thread: (To keep it out of this thread since it's O/T.)
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.p...8&postcount=83

How bad is the clutch slip? Will it hold well enough to climb Mt. Washington?

The very last part of the climb involves a short but serious 18% grade up to the parking lots at the summit. When I've done it in the past there is usually traffic ahead of me and pedestrians crossing the parking lot at the top of this short but serious climb. You usually end up having to stop or go slowly and requires 1st gear and just about all the torque your TDI can make to get into the parking lot. It's one of those few cases where I've wished my TDI were geared a little lower in first gear.
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I'm always wishing my TDIs had a bit taller of a 1st gear, mainly for performance. I find that (especially on the 2011) its tough to hit 2nd in a good part of the power band (2500 or so) without revving up first to like 4000, which I don't like to do that often.

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Just made a thread for my little after party on Saturday. Please respond in there if you would like to come so I can get enough food.

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