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Events, Gatherings, Clubs Want to meet other TDI members face to face? Going to a VW Event? Why not try and organize meeting some new faces and putting faces to our usernames? This forum is for organizing meetings and events with other TDI Fans.

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Old April 17th, 2019, 12:12   #46
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I don't remember when I first joined (having bought first TDI in early 2005 - edit: Feb2005 - it's right below my name. My duh!), but I do remember doing some troubleshooting on my 1999 Mk3 2.0L gasser and coming across "Fred's TDI page" - which had great info and really nice community vibe to it.

Name of the site has changed, but those two qualities have not.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 14:42   #47
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I bought my first TDI in '97, a white used '96 B4V and shortly afterward I joined the Passat mailing list at passat@blaze.cs.etc.etc and the Diesel Group mailing list at vwdiesell@velocity.bc.ca. I remember being on the forum before it was a forum, but my join date seems to 2000.

I sold the B4V to someone from Vermont and dabbled in Audis and Hondas for a while, eventually returning to the fold with a 2011 JSW. I traded that in on another car and eventually became the caretaker of my parent's old '02 A4 Jetta. That car is now being driven by my brother and last month I picked up an '09 TDI Touareg. I can't seem to leave it seems.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 15:27   #48
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I will keep my 02 TDI with close to 500,000 km and will drive it until I go on my last flight. By age I'm an Oldtimer, but by speed not!!!!!?
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Old April 17th, 2019, 17:59   #49
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I got my 1st new TDI in 98 a red Jetta, fun car. Started lurking around then and joined up a few years later. My Golf will be my last VW unless I buy another ALH.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 20:51   #50
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I joined October of 2005, so not around as long as others in this thread. Always been more of a searcher and lurker, but I still have the B4 that brought me here and have added to the fleet.
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Old April 21st, 2019, 11:05   #51
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I joined in 2007 after having bought a new 2006 Jetta TDI. I found lots of useful help and information on this site as well as having joined a local TDI group that held regular GTG's that were fun and something to look foreword to. Sadly the group disbanded after a couple of years. I attempted to put out feelers for anyone interested in forming a new group but found there was no more interest or chemistry with the people that I met. I attended TDI fest 2010 in Portland.

Still daily driving the TDI which has nearly 140K miles (226K Km's) on it now. It has been a fairly reliable car with the exception of the camshaft issue, a failed DMF due to collapsed dampening springs, a failed rad fan motor and most recently a burned out glow plug. Although my cars reliability has probably been better than average I will never buy another VW product due to how I was treated and my problem was dismissed as I was facing a camshaft failure as the car still had warranty and then extended warranty. Since I work in an industry heavily reliant on Used Oil Analysis I started monitoring my oil as soon as I found out about the BRM camshaft issues. The iron content of my oil was well beyond any acceptable norms even while the car was still under conventional warranty and when I got my final oil sample results printed in red advising me to not drive the car since I had a failure in progress they still refused to fix it so I pissed away $2,600 for extended warranty and still had to fix it on my dime.


Went through a phase of trying to get a bit more performance and had some fun running a tuning box with mixed results and gave up on it when I got tired of its quirks. I was going to get a Malone tune but finally couldn't be bothered with that either and ended up getting a Corvette instead. I get my thrills now in a gasoline powered vehicle. The savings driving a diesel offset the gas the Corvette uses, I love being green lol.
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