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Old April 19th, 2020, 18:24   #8206
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So does anyone in MN want a 2002 5 speed with WaveTrac LSD? I have all the parts for a 5 speed swap too. It is in the classified but no bites.
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Old April 21st, 2020, 08:03   #8207
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Well 486 bought the transmission. Anyone want a front end refresh? I have Koni Yellows with MoGolf spring upgrade ready to install as I took it out with the hub and brake assembly. The wheel bearing have barely 20,000 miles on them.
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Old April 22nd, 2020, 13:18   #8208
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486 is the winner of my clean out the garage of tdi parts that I am not going to use.
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Old April 22nd, 2020, 18:08   #8209
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fun fact, the offramp from 35 north to 53 is the dumbest one I've come across yet

so they've got the typical "spaghetti junction" thing going on where the freeway is elevated to avoid so much eminent domain shenanigans going on when they put in a freeway where there wasn't one

so, this offramp is up in the air, then there is a stoplight where another off-ramp (on ramp?) intersects it
both one way, with signs up stating "no turns allowed"

struck me as the oddest intersection that I've encountered so far
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Old April 28th, 2020, 09:28   #8210
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fun fact, the offramp from 35 north to 53 is the dumbest one I've come across yet

so they've got the typical "spaghetti junction" thing going on where the freeway is elevated to avoid so much eminent domain shenanigans going on when they put in a freeway where there wasn't one

so, this offramp is up in the air, then there is a stoplight where another off-ramp (on ramp?) intersects it
both one way, with signs up stating "no turns allowed"

struck me as the oddest intersection that I've encountered so far
Yes it is poorest design imaginable and the most accident prone intersection in Duluth
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Old May 6th, 2020, 16:58   #8211
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So itís time to upgrade. I have driven my 1998 Vw bug for 14 years and 225k miles.

I am looking for a new or used turbo and nozzles. I just did a stage 4 clutch.

Anyone have an alh vnt17 or .216 nozzles.

I am so done with 80 horsepower.

Thanks

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Old May 16th, 2020, 05:57   #8212
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In case anyone is interested. or know of someone looking that doesn't mind green.
https://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=507379
GlowBug is coming to the end of an era....
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Old May 26th, 2020, 18:56   #8213
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Hey ya'll, Anybody know of a good place to get nozzles set up, and pop tested here in the Midwest? looking to have pp520's installed. or maybe look for a set already set up...
thank you!
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Old May 27th, 2020, 05:44   #8214
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honestly, I'm kind of in the "toss them together and see how they run" camp nowadays
just order 5 or 6, then use the idle power balance measuring blocks to tell which ones are outliers
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Old May 27th, 2020, 20:02   #8215
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"idle power balance measuring blocks". It's a what?

I had thought about that, but have heard it's kinda risky. Car is only at 141k...can't have it ruin a motor.
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Old May 28th, 2020, 22:05   #8216
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You MPLS people see this:
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...130797570.html
Free diesel block heater.
Looks new.
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Old May 30th, 2020, 08:43   #8217
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Or you Duluth people see this duluth.craigslist.org/zip/d/duluth-weathertech-cargo-mat/7132922975.html.
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and I have the same diesel block heater too.
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Old May 30th, 2020, 08:49   #8218
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"idle power balance measuring blocks". It's a what?

I had thought about that, but have heard it's kinda risky. Car is only at 141k...can't have it ruin a motor.
In VCDS there is a block where you can see how much variation there is in injection balance. IIRC the limit is +/- 2%.

I have a set of .185 injectors out of my 2002 that would work with your car and you could send them to DrivBiWire aka Pete Barenko at https://www.dbwllc.net/. I trust him completely. You send him injectors and then your car keeps running and then you get them back very well balanced,
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Old May 30th, 2020, 18:01   #8219
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so, anyone getting some of those free gimmiedats tonight?
lol
I'm down at my mom's in mounds view with a tube full of 12 pellet 00 in case of bad weather.

in unrelated news, oil light came on in the golf, sure glad it beeps at you
Dumped in a couple quarts when I got home. Might check the level in the morning.
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Old May 31st, 2020, 08:36   #8220
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In VCDS there is a block where you can see how much variation there is in injection balance. IIRC the limit is +/- 2%.
I have a set of .185 injectors out of my 2002 that would work with your car and you could send them to DrivBiWire aka Pete Barenko at https://www.dbwllc.net/. I trust him completely. You send him injectors and then your car keeps running and then you get them back very well balanced,
oh ok, that kinda makes sense to me. ok thanks for the offer, but the car I am putting these in is my red beetle. Which is a secondary car right now. It's not going to get much use until I sell the green beetle I think. unfortunately idk if there's really a market for the tdi's right now.

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