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Old April 11th, 2019, 17:42   #7981
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Is there anyone who has experience with camper trailers or RVs? I happened to take a caravan for a while but to hit the road I need to get a water pump for a waste outlet. I found reviews on some of them here reviewseye.com. What are your thoughts on them?
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Old April 12th, 2019, 12:12   #7982
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just saw a tan allroad diesel swap driving around in st. anthony
old body style allroad, manual trans, suspension looked to be in the "tall" position

Anyone know whose it is? Didn't know of one in the area on the forums at least.

That was probably me. I have the only one I know of in the area and I drive through St. Anthony area a lot.
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Old April 12th, 2019, 17:25   #7983
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neato bandito

if you see a clapped out dark blue mk4 golf on big tires with the (loud) exhaust out the left front fender, I'm embarrassed to admit that's me

Always thought an allroad would be a neat swap, but with a 100hp or so mechanically governed motor, so the gas motor gearing would be excusable and pretty much the whole harness could be ignored.
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Old April 13th, 2019, 12:26   #7984
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I'm selling a set of 5x100 wheels and tires if anyone is interested. Don't really need two sets now that my TDI has been relegated to backup duty. The tires aren't all seasons, but are good in the rain.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=498198
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Old April 14th, 2019, 16:53   #7985
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Hey everybody Saint Cloud here. Just a quick question about what you all are running in your 6sp manuals? I just bought a 2012 JSW and getting the maintenance caught up. Looking for something that will still move this winter. Thanks.
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Old April 14th, 2019, 17:09   #7986
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honda's mtf is very nicely water-thin, it's what I run in my MQ500, changed out at about 40k or so of very severe service, and parked outside in the cold

otherwise, I hear the most recent VW MTFs (G71?) are also pretty thin viscosity
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Old April 15th, 2019, 07:06   #7987
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Hey everybody Saint Cloud here. Just a quick question about what you all are running in your 6sp manuals? I just bought a 2012 JSW and getting the maintenance caught up. Looking for something that will still move this winter. Thanks.
Factory fluid is best for a factory setup. I ran Redline Lightweight Shockproof(Smurf Blood) when I was running a single mass flywheel, ran great, I really liked it.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 08:13   #7988
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Sighting: Princeton MN, an mk4 Jetta with a steel home made bumper and a winch on the front. 2.5" or 3" straight pipe with a big tip. black or dark blue in color I believe...
anyone seen this TDI? It sounded pretty good! and had character.
I'm just curious if it was anyone on the forum.
Thanks.
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Old Today, 07:15   #7989
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Ha! I'll have to keep an eye out for it...and your beetle!
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