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TDIFest 2008 Discussion about TDIFest 2008 that was held in Mason, OH on the Labour Day weekend (August 29th - August 31st, 2008) .

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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:25   #46
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1) Registration is still forthcoming. Look for a registration site to be up and going a few months before the event
2)Probably!
3)Get major work done beforehand. This is mainly a social event, and there is always the possibility that something could go wrong and you'd be stuck.

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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:46   #47
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Fest isn't about doing car maintenance, especially not big projects. You're certainly welcome to do small things that don't have the potential to result in being stranded several hundred miles from home.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:47   #48
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Hi Guys,

I am planning on attending the TDIFest 2008. This will be my first one and got a few questions.

1. Where and how do I register?
2. Are there going to be any tuners/chip guys coming?
3. If I need any work done (under supervision of TDI Geniuses). I will be a little past 80K by Aug 08, so need a TB change. I bring parts, tools I have. Is there a registry for people needing work done on thier cars?

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Reason number three is why I don't attend any TDI GTGs. You can arrange to have work done for free/cheap some other time. The purpose of a GTG like this is to use your hobby/like of diesel cars to create new friendships and learn more about what you love. Not to have someone wrench on your car.

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I personally would like to see a "No wrenching" at TDIFest rule put in place. You have 364 days out of the rest of the year to have someone work on your car.

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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:50   #49
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Reason number three is why I don't attend any TDI GTGs. You can arrange to have work done for free/cheap some other time. A purpose of a GTG like this is to use your hobby/like of diesel cars to make new friendships and learn more about what you like. Not to have someone wrench on your car.

I personally would like to see a "No wrenching" at TDIFest rule put in place. You have 364 days out of the rest of the year to have someone work on your car.
That is essentially an unspoken rule that has been in place since the dawn of the TDI Fest. Granted, there are exceptions (as I mentioned in my last post), such as things that won't leave you stranded. Jetter Sprintah did an interior swap on their Passat Wagon in Montreal. They didn't ask for help, and they still could have made it home with no interior if they had needed to.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:52   #50
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I'll be there.

(And, unlike the last two years, I actually WILL be there. Now that I don't have a diesel. )
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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:52   #51
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There is also a yearly GTG that is basically a "Come here and work on your car" GTG.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:54   #52
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I'll be there.

(And, unlike the last two years, I actually WILL be there. Now that I don't have a diesel. )
You'd better be there, punk! Diesel or not, you have to come to Fest!
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Old November 16th, 2007, 09:09   #53
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Thanks for reiterating the "no major work at the TDIFest" rule. This is not the place for TB changes, IP swaps, clutches, brakes, etc. Most of the wrenching folks will be far from their toolboxes and spare parts. Besides, there is always the possibility that something WILL break while doing the work. As a rule of thumb, if you have to jack your car up to do the work, please reconsider. Besides, asphalt parking lots and jackstands don't mix.

Gurus are here for fun, not work. Many of them wrench and/or supervise at local GTGs. Plan on attending one.

Small "no mess" tasks are doable in our reserved parking lot. Folks like my son will be happy to help you with filter changes, interinjector lines, nozzles, etc.

If there is a major failure, I suspect that one of the fest staff will be accomodating with their local garage. We'll get you home in your car, if possible.

We are divvying out the tasks at this time. Good folks with areas of expertise are working even now.

Registration should be up by the first of the year, barring unforeseen problems.

Surprises are being planned. Some that y'all will enjoy VERY much.

Remember, we are trying to make this fest family friendly. Indoor pool and a stocked fishing lake on property (hotel will lend fishing tackle, you supply bait). Lots of things for older kids to do in the area of the site. Free shuttle to Kings Island/The Beach from the hotel. Ruby Tuesday's and Outback steakhouse adjoining the property. Finer fast food establishments nearby. Pizza place onsite. Malls within a few miles. Cincinnati Zoo and the US Air Force museum within 30 minutes of site.

If you want to split rooms, there is an option for two beds and a pullout sleeper sofa available.

Sorry, no honorary bartenders. Very nice pub onsite, but drinks are on you.

Questions are always welcome. Feel free to PM me or any other organizer.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 09:42   #54
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:07   #55
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:18   #56
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If there is a major failure, I suspect that one of the fest staff will be accomodating with their local garage. We'll get you home in your car, if possible.
Just to point out even if we open our homes/garages to help out most of us are at least 15 mins out which would make the tow cost an ugly option
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:26   #57
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Just to point out even if we open our homes/garages to help out most of us are at least 15 mins out which would make the tow cost an ugly option
Does no one believe in AAA? Maybe I just move across the country too much to be stuck without something.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:39   #58
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Hey, my car's top folds down and the headlights pop up!

Your cars can't do that.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:44   #59
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