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Old January 29th, 2020, 15:11   #8116
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why, getting a CR car?
Nick thinks the 5 speed swap into the 2003 is not worth the money. So when I will either sell the 5 speed swap parts alone and drive the 2003 until it dies or sell it now and maybe buy a GM Spark

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Old January 29th, 2020, 17:48   #8117
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Nick thinks the 5 speed swap into the 2003 is not worth the money. So when I will either sell the 5 speed swap parts alone and drive the 2003 until it dies or sell it now and maybe buy a GM Spark
well, they have been 500 dollar cars for 5-10 years now
I'm probably into mine... a lot of thousands if you count time
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Old January 29th, 2020, 18:31   #8118
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well, they have been 500 dollar cars for 5-10 years now
I'm probably into mine... a lot of thousands if you count time
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Old January 29th, 2020, 19:54   #8119
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Nick thinks the 5 speed swap into the 2003 is not worth the money. So when I will either sell the 5 speed swap parts alone and drive the 2003 until it dies or sell it now and maybe buy a GM Spark
sorry to hear that. well you could run er into the ground! unless it makes more sense to sell it. unfortunately cars aren't really an investment. they only go down in value until they hit $500 range...
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Old January 29th, 2020, 20:00   #8120
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if i was looking for a fun project to do it would be kinda neat to try tho!
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Old January 30th, 2020, 13:47   #8121
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The 5 speed with WaveTrac LSD is a riot to drive. No more one wheel drive both wheels drive. A member in Ohio who then went to work for a auto company and then I think he wrecked his car, put it in for me and did the welding of the parts that usually come apart. When Nick drove my car he thought I had a different tune as there is no wheel slippage.
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Old January 31st, 2020, 23:24   #8122
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What shop doesn't ****ing suck for working on a TDI? Mine's been dead in my driveway for way too long. I just don't have space or time to **** with this thing anymore. I have a single car garage that's taken up by my mk3 trailer park queen.

Last shop I went to, due for a timing belt, brakes were ready as well, and I had enough suspension parts worn down I had them chuck on an ECS coil over kit. I mean, 240k on what I'm assuming was from the line suspension isn't bad. I bought the car at... 195k? Had also told them for the 4th time in, turbo still ****ed up. WOT or under load I go into limp mode. Again, I tell them, I'm pretty ****ing sure the actuator is rotted out. And they are just baffled by this idea.

Get my car back *fixed*, turbo issue all fixed "again". Had to replace my lower intercooler pipe iirc. But to be fair... I may have busted that... I was snow plowing one day and bashed a big chunk of ice real good. It did make it better, but never "fixed". More or less like it was the first 2 times around.

Then I find a ****ing yard MAF on it... and after them having the ****ing thing for like 5 god damn months, I'm missing shifts like an ******* all the time. I take the benefit of the doubt, I mean... I have only driven manual for... 17 years? But I guess it's been 5 months, maybe I do keep missing.... 1st... No. 3rd starts becoming real hard to get into, then 5th ****s off and dies. I'm sure the linkage is just hosed, they shouldn't have even been in that area to start. But the fast onset of the problems, as it had been flawless previously, I'm sure they just ****ed something up.

****ing rant. /rant. I don't have time to work on this. Who can I take it to that won't dick around?

Southern MN here.
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Old February 3rd, 2020, 11:01   #8123
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Old February 3rd, 2020, 11:08   #8124
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I don't have time to work on this. Who can I take it to that won't dick around?

Southern MN here.
Who have you had working on it?

And how far are you willing to travel?
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Old February 3rd, 2020, 16:47   #8125
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if you'll drive to Milaca, MN nick is real good. At precision imports. does a good job and it's cheaper then city rates. unfortunately I don't know anyone down in the city's area...
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Old February 3rd, 2020, 17:42   #8126
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There's another Nick on the north end of the cities that works on TDIs?
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Old February 3rd, 2020, 18:19   #8127
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There's another Nick on the north end of the cities that works on TDIs?
I don't think either milaca or cambridge count as "the cities"
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Old February 4th, 2020, 06:26   #8128
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I like the guy in Milaca better anyway haha

insert funny telecom joke...
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Old February 4th, 2020, 09:58   #8129
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I like the guy in Milaca better anyway haha
insert funny telecom joke...
umm ouch!!! lol

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Old February 4th, 2020, 10:01   #8130
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There's another Nick on the north end of the cities that works on TDIs?
oop's i meant to write that there's you (in cambridge) and the other guys name is Tony in Milaca. Apparently I shouldn't post on here right after an algebra test... can't get my thought's together lol

BTW. sorry I never back to you on having those injectors rebuilt. They've been doing good, so i just keep putting it off....

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