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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old May 7th, 2019, 16:33   #18841
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I'm back in the diesel world, posted some info in the Mark 6 forum. No mods, no mods, no mods, ah crap of course I do mods.
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Old May 8th, 2019, 03:51   #18842
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2002 Jetta wagon, 400K, RC3+; 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5, 197K; 1997 Passat, 289K; '99.5 Golf, 260K; 2011 335d, 63K; 2015 Golf Sportwagen, 13K. Principal, http://www.idparts.com
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Old May 8th, 2019, 10:44   #18843
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Originally Posted by kestromb View Post
Yesterday, I wired up the high beams so the low beams stay on simultaneously, also courtesy of the vortex:
You didnt do this on stock Jetta headlights, did you?

I would think two filaments burning inside the same glass capsule creating 110 watts of heat would cause the bulb to burn out (or possibly explode).

Of course, if you have aftermarket headlights where the high beam is separate from the low beam, it is not an issue.
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Old May 8th, 2019, 11:48   #18844
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Adjusted torsion value from -1.0 to nominal 0 to compensate for belt stretch.
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Old June 1st, 2019, 09:59   #18845
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I have worn rotors on my Skoda and lately I've noticed some light vibration under braking so I decided to check the front end before ordering parts, turns out I have a bad front wheel bearing! That's the second time I have a bad bearing (one on both cars) without hearing any rumble beforehand. I'm usually very good at adressing where sounds come from and adjust timing on old IDI's by ear etc, but these bearings take me by surprise for some reason...
Anyway, placed an order on brake discs/pads, wheel bearing, timing belt kit with WP, t-stat and some oil filters.
My Skoda will hit 300k km pretty soon, we'll get a good start on the next 300 with new brakes and tb
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Old June 3rd, 2019, 13:16   #18846
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Thursday past: 90k service - Oil / Air/ Cabin / Fuel filters and new oil.

This weekend was a 900km trip from Nelson to Kalispell, MT for my sons soccer team.

Last night washed off all the bugs and applied new yellow Lamin-x covers to the fogs.
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Old November 25th, 2019, 11:05   #18847
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Rebuilt a rear brake caliper on the Golf, it would sometimes drag a bit and get warm.
The piston looked pretty good but the oil seal in the bore was awful, like it was missing small bits and was swollen. Could that happen if the brake fluid isn't changed often enough?

New seals and piston made quite the difference!
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