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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old October 28th, 2018, 16:29   #3331
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Unless that 6 miles is at 100% throttle on a cold engine up a 10% grade both ways, you won't hurt anything .
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Old October 28th, 2018, 16:43   #3332
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I just picked up a used Harbeck sailboat trailer. German, late 80's.
Seems very solid. Has a funky brake setup that i am going to ditch. I think it was used for a star class boat. I am putting my rhodes 19 on it. Its only going 6 miles, twice a year.
Boat and trailer weigh 1800 lbs. Is this too much for the tdi dsg sportwagen with a curt hitch?
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Unless that 6 miles is at 100% throttle on a cold engine up a 10% grade both ways, you won't hurt anything .
Thanks. Anyone familiar with harbeck trailers? Where can i get parts in the usa if i need them?
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Old October 29th, 2018, 15:26   #3333
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Diesel mower

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Old October 31st, 2018, 13:23   #3334
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Diesel mower
Sweet! Here is a picture of my gasoline powered D110 which regularly travels 60 miles or 100 km round trip to keep the lawn looking perfect out at my wife's grandfather's house. Long story. Also, never mind the giant magnet powered by the giant lemon on the roof racks. This was taken the day before I left for the Great Lakes Mistake LeMONS Rally.
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Old November 16th, 2018, 16:38   #3335
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We're thinking of replacing the ALH/5MT Golf with a 2011-14 JSW TDI/DSG. Can it handle towing the Scamp 13? Thinking of engine emission durability and auto tranny durability.
The Golf continues to tow very well, but at 280k it's starting to look tatty.
Thanks for any insights!
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Old November 16th, 2018, 18:59   #3336
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I'd think that towing would help all the emissions equipment live longer - EGT's are naturally higher when towing so it does not have to regen as much since there's enough heat in the exhaust to do it "naturally"?

Couldn't say on the DSG and towing. Guessing again that as long as it's not constantly shifting back/forth under high load it would be just fine?

I'm really speaking out of turn here as I'm still driving an ALH/6MT
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Old November 17th, 2018, 07:40   #3337
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Dsg is a brute. Malone tune mentions Hydraulic pressure modifications for the clamp force.

I plan to delete and tune both. Let that turbine free wheel!

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Old November 18th, 2018, 09:10   #3338
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Once I decided to turn in my DSG car I started abusing it heavily. The only thing it hiccuped at was trying to push a parked Prius (parking brake on)out of the way. The DSG would push for about 10 seconds then stop and allow you to retry. I towed some heavy stuff, and gave 0 craps. Granted it was only 15K miles.
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Old November 19th, 2018, 07:36   #3339
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We're thinking of replacing the ALH/5MT Golf with a 2011-14 JSW TDI/DSG. Can it handle towing the Scamp 13? Thinking of engine emission durability and auto tranny durability.
The Golf continues to tow very well, but at 280k it's starting to look tatty.
Thanks for any insights!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1umN...ew?usp=sharing
I'm not sure when VW started saying don't tow with the dsg, but for my 10, it says it's capable of 1500 pounds. IIRC, the European rating was 1500kg or 3300 pounds. If you're not having issues with the ALH, I think you'll be fine with more power and the dsg.
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Old December 2nd, 2018, 10:18   #3340
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Hello,

My daughter started as a General Service Technician at a local auto shop a few months ago. I bought her this roller cart about two months ago:



I outfitted her with some tools, too. She has bought more tools and quickly outgrew the cart. So I got her something larger from Home Depot online. It arrived crated and needed some minor assembly:



Working alone with this 380-lb crate, there was no way I was going to completely unload it to install the casters. So I had to get innovative. My driveway is sloped, so I needed to raise the rear end up so I could slide the cargo rearward. My clutch did NOT like this maneuver...



I used a series of sliding and jacking maneuvers to get the casters mounted...







Then I had to lift the end so I could get ramps under the casters...



I used a winch to pull the cabinet into transport position...







My daughter managed to transfer some tools to the cabinet and was putting it to good use by the end of her work day.

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