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Old July 19th, 2010, 18:48   #1
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Default The NARFmobile, My 2001 Golf TDI

I started this thread because I ran out of room in my signature for "modifications".

[pics here, pics there, videos] / anti-traffic / DIY VAG-COM / ScanGaugeII + MAF xGauge / MAF twist / boost gauge / VNT actuator / PSI PowerBox / boostvalve / fuel sender mod / ventectomy + anti foam finger fuel mod / snow pre-screen / front 10mm lift / rear air lift / hitch / trailers / four marker light mod / glass headlight lenses / frostheater
window regulator clip replacement
stupid door switch $3 fix

push button ignition

thrustmaster shifter

Later I discovered that I needed a place to write about my experiences with this car, so that is what follows in this this thread.

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Old August 5th, 2010, 19:45   #2
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Default How to repair drivers door lock cylinder housing

So a month ago I took it apart and found this:

I re-assembled it and it worked for a while but it was still kindof sticky.

Today my key almost got stuck in the door so I took it apart and fixed it properly:


With the cracked and broken retaining ring completely removed and replaced by the pin the key turns freely. The only difference from stock is that there is no automatic centering spring action. You have to center the key yourself before you pull it out.

edit: added more info and also an update: it has been a month and the key still turns freely.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 21:54   #3
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Default New Bilstien TC struts and metal sway bar end links

Installed last weekend:

New_metal_sway_bar_end_links_and_Bilstien_TC_strut s

The car feels brand new in the front. I have ordered the rears and after almost 400,000km I am sure they are completely worn out too. The air springs are probably the only thing keeping the rear from feeling even softer.

Also loaded my spare set of Avus rims into the trunk to go for new rubber this weekend. Going to finally get H rated tires agian! *excited*
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 22:39   #4
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Default 4x8 Utility Trailer Project built around Volkswagen Avus Rims

My old 195/65R15 89S rated Goodyear Allegras will go on the utility trailer:



That I designed and built from mostly recycled materials.



It is finally painted:


The 5x100mm Avus rims are mounted on the 5x4.5" trailer axle hubs using these beautiful 2" thick machined aluminum adapters I orderd from http://adaptitusa.com/

The face is not clean it has anti-seize from where the wheel was mounted, sorry.


Here is what they look like from the inside:



AdaptitUSA.com provided the 1/2" lug nuts that mount the adapters to the studs on the trailer axle hubs...

BUT

To mount the Volkswagen Avus Wheels to the adapters I had to find my own lug nuts and nobody would be able to help me with that because the wheels normally mount to the car with M14x1.5 spherical seat lug BOLTS.

AdaptitUSA mounted metric M12x1.5 studs in the adapters (they have to be studs, you can not tap holes into the aluminum adapters and expect them to stand up to repeated abuse from steel bolts). I did not specify the studs so it great that they selected metric studs for me. edit: I should have specifically asked for M14x1.5 studs for a better fit. Either way I needed proper sized 13mm radius ball seat lug nuts to keep from damaging my alloy wheels which I plan to rotate between the car and the trailer depending on wear/seasons. After much searching I found these:


Manufacturer: ACS
SKU: M12.US.SPH
Thread Dia.: 12mm
Thread Pitch: 1.5
Height: 19mm
Width: 23mm
Wrench Head: 17mm
Ball Seat: R-13 (26)



at http://www.race-studs.com/servlet/th...uts/Categories

They had just exactly what I needed in nuts and cheap too! Who knew that spherical seat lug nuts were so rare? edit: And how cool is it that race-studs.com posts all the specifications for a $1.29 nut!

Amazingly the studs were exactly the right length and the nuts were short enough that the hub caps pop right over them without issues.

Pictures of the finished 4x8 Utility trailer to come when I finish the wood sides, reattach the lights, and hook it up to the car.

edits Sept 4th: added nut specs, added important note that I should have order M14x1.5 studs for a better fit
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Old September 4th, 2010, 01:27   #5
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Nice thread, Narf! Keep up the great work. I love the trailer.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 07:50   #6
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Thanks Nick! Stay tuned for more pics!

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Old September 6th, 2010, 12:44   #7
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360 degree view:
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Old September 14th, 2010, 19:46   #8
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The last four weekends in a row I have been preparing for this. Today it finally happened. Here is an excerpt from the maintenance log I keep on my blackberry. Dates are shown here in chronological order, but normally on my blackberry I have the "NEXT" items at the top so they are always visible and I note the latest event right above them...

Aug 21,10 at 396,000 km TIMING BELT done with Adam (Windex) also water pump, serp belt. May need serp tensioner one day as the shock absorber has leaked some fluid. Tried to change coolant temp sensor but would not come out, broke flange may need new coolant flange. Zip tied for now. Also pressed injection pump thingy back together. Timing is perfect but wavers up and down just a little (sign of injection pump wear which is to be expected). Injectors at -.40to plus .80 within spec of +/- 2. Also FUEL FILTER

Aug 28,10 at 397,000 km front struts, mounts and strut bearings and sway bar end links. Removed 10mm spacers that were stuck with corrosion on orig struts. Found the clunk was inside the strut so the strut bearings I removed with 50k on them are probly still good.

Sept 4,10 at 398,500km 4 NEW TIRES Goodyear Allegra Touring Fuel Max: no payments for 12months on deffered payment from Canadian Tire Options Mastercard: need to doublecheck next statement. Installed in driveway at night in the rain. Put old tires on utility trailer. Test drive car smooth all the way up to 160km/h

Sep 10,10 at 399,500km new rear shocks and flipped broken spring on the right so that the broken part is on the flat seat and the good part is pointing up and seats properly on the cup instead of missing the cup and sitting half an inch higher (right rear was half an inch too low for a few years now).



Also reconnected air bags trimming half inch of old hose for fresh leak free conneection.



Sept 14,10 hit 400,000km car is tight and smooth on new suspension and tires. Better than new. I am in love again.



NEXT oil change 404,000 km (every 16,000)
NEXT air filter 420,000 km (every 32,000)
NEXT fuel filter 426,400 km (every 32,000)
NEXT timing belt 556,000 km (every 160,000)
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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:18   #9
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How did you break a spring? Replace that pronto, please! They're dirt cheap used. People throw them away.
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How did you break a spring? Replace that pronto, please! They're dirt cheap used. People throw them away.
Thanks for the concern but I drove on the broken and miss-seated spring for 2 years...

Now that it is seated correctly (upside-down) I see no reason to change it. If a set of rear springs falls out of the sky I will drop them in, otherwise, no worries!
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Recently celebrated 400,000km milestone.

New rear brakes, oil changed, new VNT actuator...

Today I had some fun on a dirt road. Picture after dirt road (maple leaf magically landed there. Fall is magical here)


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Love the Tim Hortons coffee cup. So Canadian.
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Love the Tim Hortons coffee cup. So Canadian.
And, Western New York

I hope my car makes it to 400,000 miles or more. Considering that I drive about 10,000 miles per year, I won't hit that milestone until 2040. Lord willing, I'll still be alive and retired by then.
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Rocket, he's at 400,000 Kilometers = 248,400 statute miles
2025 or thereabouts should see you in the 400,000km vicinity
But considering the care you lavish on your Jetta, 2040 is not out of the question.
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Oh, that's right. He's one of our friends from the Great White North.

The U.S. should be metric by now too, IMHO.
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