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Old October 7th, 2019, 08:03   #91
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Thanks Kirk for a great gathering. Made it to Madison in 5 hours, not bad, considering it was raining all the way through Chicago and into Wisconsin. Seems it always is.

It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. And of course, all those MKIVs!
It was great to have you in attendance Peter, appreciate you making the trip out!

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The growlers made it home on Sunday no problem. Smiles all around from the addition of RC2 on my Dads Beetle, and my Sons Golf.

now to figure out how to get into the Beetles dash and block off/disable that Immo LED>

Kirk, Thanks so much for hosting, its been great to be able to attend these regularly.
Awesome to have three generations of TDI'ers there - great to see you again Aaron!

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Old October 7th, 2019, 08:05   #93
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Hey guys, Micah here from Oklahoma. I just wanted to say I made it home no issues at all. Stopped in St. Louis for a quick nap and after meeting with Frank, made it to Tulsa around 1 P.M. Sunday. I do like my new 4+ tune, its quite aggressive. It did bump the egts up quite a bit (1000F most of the time) and my milage went way down towing the trailer (35 to 26mpg). That is Okay though because the trailer is off and the temps are fine now. Thanks for all the enthusiasm, and it was really cool to see all the tdis and meet everyone.
Maybe next year I can make it up in my tdi swapped 2nd gen 4runner if it will be ready for the trip.
Micah,

Glad you made it back safely, that's a lot of traveling for one weekend - we'd love to have you back next year if you are up for it.

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For a guy from Ann Arbor, I think named Fred: I will have the tools to try my second set of axle bushings. Basically this in the form of a 7X rivet hammer and a bushing splitter 'chisel'. Drop me a PM, and we can discuss doing yours.

Kirk, I say thanks for the use of the space, the loan of the tools and guidance from your Son. Looking forward to trying my second, and hopefully it is significantly easier with a hand-cannon beast of an air hammer.

Looking forward to the '20 one,
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Recap on my trip to Kirk's and then on to Madison, WI. Total miles, 2605. Added fuel 4 times: started with about 1/3 of a tank, ended with nearly a full tank. Average miles per tank, 735. Reserve light never came on. Average FE, 51 MPG. Car ran without any problems. Zero oil consumption. Only (false) alarm was an intermittent low coolant light because I bumped the connector loose topping up coolant before the trip.

It continues to amaze me that I can take this car on longish road trips without anticipating any problems, despite it approaching 400K miles. And the FE and range can't be beat, in my opinion. Here's my favorite fill shot from the trip.
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And that is a rust belt car! These mk4’s are incredibly resilient to major structural rust
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