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Old December 31st, 2016, 18:59   #406
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Registered and booked hotel rooms for a LeMONS rally!

Started a separate thread in the "Road Trips" section: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...98#post5211798

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Old January 2nd, 2017, 10:06   #407
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Oh, didn't know there was a Moscow and Paris in the states, I thought the race went from Russia to France

Sound like fun, no match for the Narfmobile
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Old January 26th, 2017, 01:46   #408
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great read!! very cool that you are documenting everything in detail
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Old January 27th, 2017, 20:10   #409
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great read!! very cool that you are documenting everything in detail
Thanks! If you like details, check out my LeMONS Rally thread in the "Road Trips" section: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...98#post5211798

I just added a new update over there. I am so excited about the Rally with Roadkill that I could burst!!!
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 21:12   #410
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Default 583,000 km Update and Confessions.

We survived the LeMONS Rally, but there were three issues:

Problem 1: ABS trouble light lit

This came on the day before the rally and I was too busy packing to check it. I figured I would check it on the road but I never had time. I didn't really care because I figured none of the other cars would have ABS so why should I worry? Once I got back I checked with VCDS and it was the same old "intermittent connection to the ABS controller" or whatever so the fix was easy:

Solution 1: Re-seat fuses and connector again.




Problem 2: Injector seal to combustion chamber


Before I left on my trip I knew one of the injectors was not sealing properly, again, causing an exhaust leak noise from the engine compartment only when under heavy load and at lower RPMs. The leak was probably there at higher RPMs too but harder to hear.

So I only used half throttle the whole trip, carefully avoiding that horrible puttering noise that seemed to happen only above 12 PSI of boost. The whole time I hoped the injector would "seal with soot" as I have read that can happen, but instead, the "leak" got worse and I could get away with less and less throttle before the noise would come on louder than ever. On the way home I had to keep it under 10 PSI.

A few days after I got home I was really to start pulling injectors and changing seals but instead I decided to check the hold down bolts. Sure enough, half of them were loose. I went for a test drive and the noise was gone! Its been a few weeks and it hasn't come back.

I have to admit I did not use a torque wrench on the injector hold down bolts. I was afraid of over torquing so I just snugged them by hand. I was especially afraid of over torquing them before my long trip. Living and learning. At least this was an easy one.

Solution 2: Tighten injector hold down bolts.

Random "Seniors Crossing" sign:



Problem 3: Diesel fuel leaks.

I have a confession to make: ever since changing injector nozzles my fuel line nuts have been "wet" with fuel. I've tried loosening and cleaning and tightening but I always have wet nuts. There is no way I am spending hundreds of dollars for new injector lines so I have been just living with it.

The injection pump has been "damp" underneath for five years now also but I've been ignoring that too.

Recently things got much worse: at stop lights you could see what looked like steam, but was actually vaporized diesel fuel, leaving the engine compartment. There were significant ammounts of fuel and oil dripping out from the edges of the lower engine cover. I figured the injection pump seals finally needed to be replaced so I parked the car for two weeks to think about it.

A few days ago the weather warmed up so I pressure washed the engine bay in preparation for the injection pump seal replacement. I gave the pump extra attention with the fan nozzle of the washer.

Immediately after washing it, I started the engine I found fuel spritzing out from behind one of the fuel line nuts. Eureka. I grabbed a 17mm wrench and tightened it and it immediately stopped. I have driven for about a week and 800 km and there is no more steaming engine compartment and no more drips! I still have wet nuts but I can live with that.

I will continue to procrastinate on replacing the pump seals.

Solution 3: Loose fuel line nut.

So I didn't have to spend any money because my problems mostly self inflicted. Neat!

The car is running great, it sounds fantastic too!

There was a light dusting of snow on the driveway today so I celebrated with a nearly perfect full-driveway hand-brake drift with three transitions and two doughnuts.








Close enough.
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happy to hear the rally went well without major issues
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Great post! Looking forward to more updates in the future!
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Sounds like you had a great time on the LeMons Rally. Good thing you only had minor issues with the car and could keep going on the rally and then make the trip home.

How many km/miles did you end up putting on the car during your trip?
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Old April 13th, 2017, 19:27   #414
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How many km/miles did you end up putting on the car during your trip?
Hi Eric! It was over 5000 km / 3000 miles.

I was debating on putting a couple of thousand more km on the odometer and attend the Sturgeon Bay, WI GTG/Cruise this spring but...

My wife's grandparents (who live with us) have health concerns that just got way more "complicated" and I don't be far from home for the next three to six months.
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Hi Eric! It was over 5000 km / 3000 miles.

I was debating on putting a couple of thousand more km on the odometer and attend the Sturgeon Bay, WI GTG/Cruise this spring but...

My wife's grandparents (who live with us) have health concerns that just got way more "complicated" and I don't be far from home for the next three to six months.
It would be great if you were able to make it, but it's completely understandable that you have to stay home and take care of the wife's grandparents to make sure she'll still allow you to participate in The Lemons Rally and make the trip to Sturgeon Bay for my gtgs.

Not sure if you watched it yet, but here's the Roadkill episode from The Lemons Rally.
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Old July 25th, 2017, 11:11   #416
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Default Minor Setback: Blown Turbo

Its been a couple of weeks and I guess I should mention I blew the turbo:



I was accelerating hard onto the freeway when there was a soft bang, more like a thump, from under the hood and I lost power but was still able to cruise. When I shifted from fourth to fifth gear the engine tried to run away on me until I let the clutch out. It held in fifth gear until the next exit. Just before the off ramp I noticed the huge cloud of grey smoke streaming behind the car. Somehow I managed to limp to a nearby parking lot without over-revving the engine.

In the parking lot I opened the hood and found the turbo inlet hose had blown off. That was weird I thought, but it gave me the opportunity to stick my finger inside and check for play in the shaft. I found pieces of metal rolling around.

Later that night I took a closer look under the hood and found the compressor housing of the turbo had blown clean off and the impeller was mostly missing. It must have contacted the side at full speed/boost and exploded. The only thing keeping the compressor housing from falling off the car was the outlet hose to the intercooler. Sorry, no fresh carnage pictures, but here are the broken bits extracted, cleaned and neatly arranged on a beige background:



Anyway, I gutted the exhaust manifold of all moving parts, put it back on the car, and started a new thread:

ALH Turbo Delete: Daily Driving a Naturally Aspirated 2001 Golf ...

There you can find updates specific to that adventure but otherwise I am still driving the car every day and will post back here if any other interesting repairs, modifications or milestones happen.

Also, we just passed 597,000 km!

Good times.
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Default Roadkill Nights 2017 Road Trip; No Turbo, No Worries!

Updates:

- The turbo delete has worked out way beyond my expectations and I can continue to rack up hundreds of miles of smiles every week without worries!

- My wife's grandmother passed away. Hazel was diagnosed with aggressive brain tumors this spring. She had a short battle with the cancer, in our home, surrounded by family. Hazel always encouraged us to pursue whatever work or activity made us happy and whole and that is why she helped to sew the giant lemons for the LeMONs rally. Now that Hazel is at rest, I know that she would want me to get back out on the road where I love to be. So...

Roadkill Nights in Pontiac Michigan seemed like a perfect getaway for a day:



This year I got to sit in my favorite vehicle in the whole wide world. Stubby Bob:



The reason I love Stubby Bob is because the build was all about doing what you want to do and proving that it will work despite what other people think. In one word: vindication.

I also love General Mayhem:



What I really like about this show, and any show, is the show n' shine parking! Why not park right in the middle of the show and have everyone walk past your car for a laugh!



I parked half way between the "Free Viper and Hellcat Thrill Rides" and the drag strip. I think this was actually where the Viper club was supposed to park, but I showed up five hours late for the show and shine and all of the chalk had washed off of the black boards in the rain. Nobody seem to be directing parking so this seemed like a perfect spot:



There must have been a thousand people in the line up for the thrill rides all day long:



From my parking spot, at the end of the line for the thrill rides, I could see the grand stands and the jumbo-tron screen for the drag strip!



I walked over and caught some drag racing, including the first race between Freiburger in his Superbee and Finnegan in Blasphemi:

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Freiburger Superbee vs Finnegan Blasphemi
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And I got up close to some other Roadkill Project Cars:



On the way home I snapped a picture of my top speed with zero boost, 130km/h:



Otherwise the Volkswagen performed flawlessly, always keeping up with traffic, a pleasure to drive at lower speeds, and solid and comfortable as always at highway speeds.

I got home just after 11pm after driving almost 700 km the fuel guage was indicating just under half a tank left.

Good times.
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NARF you are my hero, I love reading your posts. I also happen to have family in Toronto so when I come up there again I am totally looking for you and your golf. Peace brother.
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NARF you are my hero, I love reading your posts. I also happen to have family in Toronto so when I come up there again I am totally looking for you and your golf. Peace brother.
Thanks! Most days you can spot me on Highway 6 and the 403 and QEW between Waterdown and Burlington. The Golf is always busy taking the four kids and their great grandpa places. If you do the math that is actually six of us, which would not fit. That is why we have the Honda Odyssey - for days when all six (or seven if Mrs. Narfblast is home) need to go some place at the same time. I always secretly scheme and plan if possible to get the passenger plus driver count down to five so we can take the Volkswagen.

This week Mrs. Narfblast is away at summer camp with the two oldest. So its just me and Great Grandpa and the 3 year old and the 6 year old in the Volkswagen. The odometer is over 599,900 so I'm guessing tommorow there will be a new milestone with a commemorative europlate and video posted. Plans are to do a Costco run and take great grandpa to the pacemaker clinic at the new Oakville hospital which should put us very close to the 600,000 mark by tommorow night.

Good Times.
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Old August 14th, 2017, 20:12   #420
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Narf, great posts and looks like you had a blast.

(You really ought to get that check engine light out....maybe some black paint over the plastic cluster lens?)

I love your Golf!!
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