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TDIFest 2004 Discussion about TDIFest 2004. It was held in the New England area on the Labour Day weekend (September 4-5, 2004).

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Old August 15th, 2004, 10:12   #1
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Anyone able to give me an idea of what topics the Fest's technical sessions will cover on Sunday? Are there multiple concurrent breakouts sessions? If so, what's on when?
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Old August 15th, 2004, 11:12   #2
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there will be multiple sessions throughout the morning/afternoon. we're still working on these - more info coming soon.
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Old August 16th, 2004, 10:05   #3
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Tentative schedule. The times are not yet finalized and the titles were made up by yours truly, so will probably be changed as well. Look for more session as we get closer to the Fest.
<ul type="square">[*]Microscopic Differences Between the stock fuel filter and the CAT filter - presented by Gewilli[*]Power Mods for the Newbie and Veteran TDI'er - presented by TDIMeister[*]Maintaining your TDI's Finish - HamsterDiesel[*]How'd He Do That??! SVTWeb's Euro Conversions - SVTWeb[*]Maintenance 101 - MITBeta[*]Biodiesel: Homebrew and at the Pump - NHMike and Dorn Cox[/list]
The brunch technical presentation will be a presentation on the differences between the PD and VE engines, presented by Art Lebrun of Bentley Publishers. Art is a Senior Technical Editor at Bentley, and has 20 years experience with VW technical training.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 09:36   #4
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Thanks, that's helpful. Any plans for biodiesel and vegetable oil conversion discussions/sessions?
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Old August 18th, 2004, 10:15   #5
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not at this time. however, i'm told that might be a possibility... we'll get back to you on that.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:54   #6
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If there is enough interest, one thing that happens at tech conventions is "birds of a feather" sessions, where there are signup sheets, and people get together in smaller groups to informally discuss a preselected topic.
Sounds like biodiesel could be one such session. Others I can think of:
- navigation systems
- suspension
- chip tuning/performance enhancements
- SVTweb: human or alien life form
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Old August 19th, 2004, 06:08   #7
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Julie, if your looking for a car to demo on I volenteer my Golf
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Old August 19th, 2004, 07:36   #8
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Hey Phoenix, she's not a miracle worker!
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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:45   #9
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NOTE WELL.... Ahemmmm all request for the Hamster shall go through ME. We have other Fest duties to attemd to. And there are other obligations also.

You will have a chance at the Zaino process. We will try to accomodate all interested.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 11:12   #10
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Sorry guys, the tech session is not a chance for you to have your car done by hamsterdiesel. It's a chance for you to LEARN so you can do it yourselves. You know the old saying - "teach a man to fish, and his wife will hate you forever." Or something like that. So be nice to HD for being gracious enough to agree to do this tech session. If we make her regret it, I'll never get my hands on those GTG brownies again. And that's just something that I don't want to think about.

Besides, it's not like she's doing a whole car. It's an instructional session only.

Keep in mind a Zaino kit will be up for auction later that evening for all you new converts to fight over.
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Old August 20th, 2004, 09:35   #11
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Hmmm...... Looks like I will have to bring a Plasma Rifle in the 50KW range.
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Old August 20th, 2004, 11:30   #12
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bump for the new sessions.
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Old August 27th, 2004, 11:36   #13
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This is the current planned schedule for the tech sessions. This may change if any of the presenters have conflicts or require additional time.

Parking Lot Sessions:
<ul type="square">[*]10:00 - 11:00: Maintenance 101 - MITBeta[*]11:00 - 11:30: Maintaining your TDI's Finish - HamsterDiesel &amp; Tomo366[/list]
Fest Meeting Room aka The War Room

<ul type="square">[*]10:00 - 10:30: Microscopic Differences Between the stock fuel filter and the CAT filter - Gewilli[*]10:30 - 11:00: How'd He Do That??! SVTWeb's Euro Conversions - SVTWeb[*]11:00 - 12:00: Biodiesel: Homebrew and at the Pump - NHMike &amp; Dorn Cox (will start indoors and move to parking lot)[*]11:30 - 12:00: Power Mods for the Newbie and Veteran TDI'er - TDIMeister[/list]
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Old August 27th, 2004, 11:50   #14
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What if I want to learn about Biodiesel and hear the alien speak too??

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Old August 27th, 2004, 12:22   #15
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What if I want to learn about Biodiesel and hear the alien speak too??
"Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose." - Simone Weil
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