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Old April 11th, 2020, 19:25   #46
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i washed and waxed it. apon waxing i realised that i have to clay bar it and buff the paint out. found a chip in the drivers door and a lot of surface rust spots. (caused my bits of metal contamination in the clearcoat) cleaned the interior and while cleaning the rear seats i noticed a broken thread in a seam causing it to seperate. (yeah im pretty thorough) I think my daughter might have picked at it at some point. not sure. So i got to contact my leather guy and see if he can fix it. The cornsilk beige cleans easily. Debating if i should change the fuel filter...
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Old April 12th, 2020, 14:56   #47
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Replaced the driver side wing mirror cap. There were some crazy high wind gusts on my way home from work Friday morning and the cap came straight off. Made quick drive out to my local U-pull-it junkyard and got a mirror cap off another TDI wagon. Most of the good stuff was already pulled off the motor and it was an automatic so I didn’t bother grabbing anything else.
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Old April 29th, 2020, 21:15   #48
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Since this thread has gotten quiet...

I ran over a mattress a week and a half ago in my '04 Golf. Got enough money to buy some upgrades for my ALH (like a VNT17). Also discovered I have a blown exhaust manifold gasket in the Golf, so I took off the turbo and studs today, to replace with new studs, gasket and nuts tomorrow, assuming everything arrives on time.
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Old April 30th, 2020, 16:40   #49
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Last thing I did was a last week, timing belt. Car is a 2007 Seat Alhambra 2L tdi



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Old April 30th, 2020, 16:57   #50
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I don't know how many hundreds or thousands of your posts I've seen on this board, Seatman, but I just realized now that you probably go by "Seatman" here because....your car is a Seat.
(Takes me a while, but eventually I get there. )
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Old April 30th, 2020, 17:38   #51
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Washed and waxed. Pulled front seats and replaced all the plastic bits. Now they can move back and forth.
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Old April 30th, 2020, 19:50   #52
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Finally had the opportunity to replaced the driver side door lock mechanism on my 09 Jetta..
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Old May 1st, 2020, 07:07   #53
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This afternoon, I get to pull off the left front tire and wheel liner to try to fix the running light. Last year, some butthead neighbor backed into the front corner and popped the light into the fender well. Dealer tried to fix it when it was in for a CEL under the extended warranty.
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Old May 1st, 2020, 09:31   #54
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Replaced what I thought to be a bad bearing only to find out that my CV joint is busted. Now trying to decide where to get a new CV/half-shaft from... Hmmm

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Old May 1st, 2020, 11:14   #55
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Use IDParts to get a new CV joint, replace that and motor on. Buying a new chinesium halfshaft from your FLAPS is about the most expensive thing you can do. Why? Because it will not last, may (if it is the long side) be out of balance causing harmonic vibrations that are unexplainable, and it will cost you more time and money to replace it after it breaks.

In all seriousness, don't throw out your old one, fix it instead.

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Old May 1st, 2020, 13:53   #56
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Use IDParts to get a new CV joint, replace that and motor on. Buying a new chinesium halfshaft from your FLAPS is about the most expensive thing you can do. Why? Because it will not last, may (if it is the long side) be out of balance causing harmonic vibrations that are unexplainable, and it will cost you more time and money to replace it after it breaks.
In all seriousness, don't throw out your old one, fix it instead.
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Just replace the cv joint with a quality aftermarket part
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Old May 1st, 2020, 17:01   #57
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Just replace the cv joint with a quality aftermarket part
What do you recommend? I honestly only want to fix it to sell it. I just got replacement oil burner for my tdi. Unless someone here wants it cheaper to fix it. I've thrown bunch of parts at it recently.

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Old May 2nd, 2020, 02:03   #58
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What do you recommend? I honestly only want to fix it to sell it. I just got replacement oil burner for my tdi. Unless someone here wants it cheaper to fix it. I've thrown bunch of parts at it recently.

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If you get the replacement axle from idparts, it's like 80 bucks. I was curious how it worked and took the ball bearings out (don't do that). That aside, it's maybe a 1-2 hour job changing the boot/axle, and probably your cheapest option. Sure, you can get some cheap Chinese crap for the same price, but nobody knows how long it'll last.
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Old May 2nd, 2020, 17:06   #59
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Not exactly tdi related, but I got my "new" 1600cc dune buggy running great today. Some crap had plugged the fuel inlet on the carb. I haven't had this much fun with a vehicle in a long time. Took me a while to figure out reverse- not sure why, my more modern VW's require pushing down on the gear knob to engage reverse too.
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Old May 2nd, 2020, 18:04   #60
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Painted my calipers and installed my new BBS wheels
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