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Old November 4th, 2017, 15:59   #151
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Just part of the normal progression of life

Had my B4V for 10+ years and 100k miles. It looks and runs better than 10 years ago. But in reality, it is getting harder to keep n top condition. Mainly because OEM parts have dried up and much of what we have now is cheap garbage.
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Old November 5th, 2017, 19:14   #152
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There isn't that much to talk about. There has been nothing technologically new to talk about in several years except for the Dieselgate scandal and the handful of people who bought 2015s (which are a newer variant of a foundation that was laid several years ago).
There is some performance enhancement discussion still happening, as usual, but other than that, the TDI population is dwindling due to much of the growth in recent years reversing course.
While it's unfortunate for the club, it's simply a result of *insert ad-lib here* decisions and the resulting evolution of transportation.
But I would say say when the club started, there was only the Passt B4 and then only the Jetta, when Mk 4 introduced, there was Jetta and Golf and some Tregs and B5.5s
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Old November 6th, 2017, 15:20   #153
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But I would say say when the club started, there was only the Passt B4 and then only the Jetta, when Mk 4 introduced, there was Jetta and Golf and some Tregs and B5.5s[/QUOTE

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It's reverting back to the mean, as in financial terms. Not many new entries and older cars are vanishing, unless you are one of the ones who is not parting with one or resurrecting a MKIV or MKV.

Virtually no one wants a B5.5 due to historical problems, older Passts and MKIII's are difficult to get parts for.

Then add in a premium cost for diesel fuel.

My 2017 Jetta S (6 speed automatic) just averaged 40.15 MPG over the last 4000 miles. I still have my MKIV though.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 10:06   #154
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...But, in about two weeks, give or take a few days, we may be presenting a proposal to have the 2018 Fest in Texas. Location is picked, now working the details.
Woo! Hoo! Great news!
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Old November 8th, 2017, 10:58   #155
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Woo! Hoo! Great news!
Paul, just understand we have chosen one location and will attempt to meet with them next week to review suitability and get cost details. If this falls through, we are back to ground Zero. What bothers me is that the potential attendance will probably be lower than past Fests due to lack of interest since no Fest interest was generated for last year (2017). We will estimate about 60 - 75 participants and see what comes of that.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 13:27   #156
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But I would say say when the club started, there was only the Passt B4 and then only the Jetta, when Mk 4 introduced, there was Jetta and Golf and some Tregs and B5.5s
At that time, those were all new things that the community was just starting to get their hands on and figure out how they worked. Discussion was high-paced as people were learning and sharing new things every day.

Today, we know how they work, we know what the common problems are, what the solutions are, and how to tune them up to incredible new power levels. The exploration and discovery phases is over and the pace of discussion has slowed down a lot. The only real exception to that is the limited number of 2015s with some of their unique systems. 2015s also seem to be a new adventure for many pre-commonrail TDI owners, which is driving good discussions.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 19:19   #157
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At that time, those were all new things that the community was just starting to get their hands on and figure out how they worked. Discussion was high-paced as people were learning and sharing new things every day.

Today, we know how they work, we know what the common problems are, what the solutions are, and how to tune them up to incredible new power levels. The exploration and discovery phases is over and the pace of discussion has slowed down a lot. The only real exception to that is the limited number of 2015s with some of their unique systems. 2015s also seem to be a new adventure for many pre-commonrail TDI owners, which is driving good discussions.
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Old November 14th, 2017, 13:37   #158
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I would be interested in helping out if Sturgeon Bay is still in the running as I'm in state. Texas could be an interesting idea too if chosen, I think that a trip down south could work :-)
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Old November 14th, 2017, 14:11   #159
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But I would say say when the club started, there was only the Passt B4 and then only the Jetta, when Mk 4 introduced, there was Jetta and Golf and some Tregs and B5.5s[/QUOTE
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It's reverting back to the mean, as in financial terms. Not many new entries and older cars are vanishing, unless you are one of the ones who is not parting with one or resurrecting a MKIV or MKV.
Virtually no one wants a B5.5 due to historical problems, older Passts and MKIII's are difficult to get parts for.
Then add in a premium cost for diesel fuel.
My 2017 Jetta S (6 speed automatic) just averaged 40.15 MPG over the last 4000 miles. I still have my MKIV though.
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I would be interested in helping out if Sturgeon Bay is still in the running as I'm in state. Texas could be an interesting idea too if chosen, I think that a trip down south could work :-)
Sturgeon Bay was the last Fest and held there in 2016 I do not believe it has even been mentioned again......
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Old November 21st, 2017, 09:10   #160
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Highly interested in attending a TDI fest. It doesn't have to be local, as in, I'm willing to drive around 5 hours, or less, to attend. I look forward to TDI fest 2018, because it will be my first, of many to come! Always willing to help when and where I can!
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Old November 26th, 2017, 05:39   #161
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But, in about two weeks, give or take a few days, we may be presenting a proposal to have the 2018 Fest in Texas. Location is picked, now working the details.
... and?
Was a proposal submitted?
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Old November 26th, 2017, 11:18   #162
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Was a proposal submitted?
We worked out a tentative set of Fest events and sent it to Flying L for review and costing. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday delays, the rate information results requested from Flying L is going to be sent to me next week per an e-mail received from them Friday. At this point, their booking calendar for Labor Day weekend 2018 has only has one small group confirmed. They can accommodate us at this point in time.

Once We get the costing info and it looks reasonable, we will submit the written proposal to Fred (or whomever else it needs to go to?). The written proposal is prepared, but just waiting for the cost information to be included.

We have not looked at any other potential locations in depth to hold the Fest.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 16:22   #163
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Sorry to say, but well over 14 years the TDI Club "was" the home page on my LapTop and most visited web site. I replaced it a few weeks ago with a web site I frequent more often.

I too, have lost interest! With diesel fuel so much higher and gasser MPGs improving year after year, when my ALH engines are gone, I'll not be replacing them with a new model TDI car. Two weeks ago, I purchased my brothers 03 Jetta. He replaced it with a Honda. After I do a TB job and few other things to it, I'll probably sell it. I already passed my 2000 Jetta to my son. He uses it for a relay car (engineer for railroad). I have a "reserve" of ALH engines and parts for my Vans. I like to drive them better than the Jetta's anyway.

But, I do hope to attend at least one more TDI Fest ...... maybe down in Texas!
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Old December 8th, 2017, 17:05   #164
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Sorry to say, but well over 14 years the TDI Club "was" the home page on my LapTop and most visited web site. I replaced it a few weeks ago with a web site I frequent more often.

I too, have lost interest! With diesel fuel so much higher and gasser MPGs improving year after year, when my ALH engines are gone, I'll not be replacing them with a new model TDI car. Two weeks ago, I purchased my brothers 03 Jetta. He replaced it with a Honda. After I do a TB job and few other things to it, I'll probably sell it. I already passed my 2000 Jetta to my son. He uses it for a relay car (engineer for railroad). I have a "reserve" of ALH engines and parts for my Vans. I like to drive them better than the Jetta's anyway.

But, I do hope to attend at least one more TDI Fest ...... maybe down in Texas!
Andy, it's being worked on. Currently having discussions with two locations. Like always, no place is perfect. I thought we had a spot lined up but things got messy with facility uses.
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aja8888, I've attended three TDI Fests and would have attended others. However, like many folks, priorities and conflicts take precedent over anything else.

Well, I'll be around, just not as active as in the past...

My hat is off to you and any who have stepped up and handled the logistics involving the annual fest.
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