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Old December 17th, 2012, 00:42   #151
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Looks great. it sits really nice. What happened to the Front light brush gaurd and tailgate spare wheel idea are you still doing them????? Hope so
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 07:03   #152
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What happened to the Front light brush gaurd and tailgate spare wheel idea are you still doing them?
Maybe next year, been kind of busy with my new full time job, trying to take care of the new bigger house and property and keeping the three kids out of trouble while my wife works long hours:



Once all the leaves were cleaned up I started thinking about snow, and it consumed my free time (a few hours a week) for a couple of months:



I built the plow blade out of an old home heating oil storage tank that I found on the property. The mount was made out of spare parts I had collected from at my old job. Most of these brackets used to hold networking equipment for shipping or mounting. Also used angle iron from old bed frames and a piece of iron gas pipe.



The above picture was taken after an intense shake down and one of the mounting plates is bent and pulling away from the bolts. So it had to come apart and get welded:



I wanted to make sure I wasn't just spinning my wheels during the first snow fall so I found some 16" tire chains on the side of the road, and turned them into 20" tire chains:



Finally, my research told me that extra weight in the back is sometimes needed to enhance traction. I figured instead of just hanging weight off the back I would get one of these cargo carriers from Princess Auto (on sale 50% off ofcouse): http://www.princessauto.com/pal/product/8137986/



So I had to make a 2" receiver for the back of the tractor, as a bonus when I tow using this hitch I can make much tighter turns because the pivot is moved away from the back wheels of the tractor:

So that is why I haven't made the brush guard for the Golf yet.

Edit: adding close up picture of trailer hitch, very happy with how this came out:


Added lights for short trips beyond the driveway:


Update Dec 31, 2012: Plows Snow like a boss:

Of course to be thorough I tried moving snow without the tire chains and then without weight on the back and could definitely see the difference especially when the front tires fall off the driveway into the snow bank and you need the the weight, chains, and to lean back to back up.



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Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:29   #153
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Turned 498 Megameters on the odometer yesterday.

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:30   #154
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Looks like you have been busy. Tractor looks great.
I can't talk as i have been making a brush gaurd form my B5 passat for 12 months. Keep up the good work with all your projects and keep us all posted.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:49   #155
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Turned 498 Megameters on the odometer yesterday.

Awesome! Almost to 0.5 gigameters!
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 16:07   #156
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Awesome! Almost to 0.5 gigameters!
wow 500,000kms and 12 winters or so...and they say VWs arent tough....congrats...please post with the 500,000km shots when you turn 500K
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Old January 8th, 2013, 08:43   #157
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Added motivational Europlate:



I turned the legal plate holder upside down to get it up higher to fit the Europlate under it. The Europlate holder is mounted with two large self tapping screws into the plastic bumper.

Great price from www.europlates.com, got the holder and the matching key chain all are top quality and shipping was reasonable. Only notes: the Canadian plate says "CDN" not "CAN" as advertised online and on my receipt (I let the company know, just a small thing). Also, only the Canadian flag, letters CDN and blue background are reflective (which is probably a good thing as far as legality is concerned). I have read the Highway Traffic Act for Ontario and my take is that the legal front plate must be unaltered and visible up front and there should not be other plates that resemble or could be confused with the legal plate. Will post an update if I get pulled over, but unlikely I think.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 22:26   #158
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Rolled over 500,000 - Click here for the video on YouTube

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Old January 28th, 2013, 15:38   #159
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Old January 30th, 2013, 21:38   #160
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A major learning opportunity for me:

The rear brakes were still dragging and eating thru pads even with my silly springs attached. While attempting to replace the pads on the left rear I accidentally broke the rusty hard line just ahead of the flexible hose to the caliper. I happened to have a spare set of rear calipers from an axle I had picked up from a member who was throwing it away. I probably should have done this sooner but I was afraid to mess with bleed screws and banjo bolts because I had never done it before.

Since I now had to order a brake line I also ordered a set of seals to rebuild the calipers. Turns out the the calipers from the free axle where nice and clean inside compared to the ones that were on the car that had corrosion and marks and melted rubber inside.

I replaced the left rear caliper a few days ago and I replaced the right caliper tonight with new pads and a used Zimmerman coated rotor I had saved. There is absolutely zero drag now the car will roll right out of the garage when I take the parking brake off (hasn't done that in a while). Also the brakes are a little firmer than before, and the parking brake works.

The car continues to teach me things, now I can confidently replace a brake line, rebuild a caliper and bleed brakes!



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Old January 30th, 2013, 21:55   #161
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Congrats on passing 500K and brake experience. I love this thread!
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Old February 10th, 2013, 12:36   #162
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Was watching Jay Leno's Garage video of his SLR McLaren and was delighted to find that it has a push button start in the gear stick like my car! So, yeah.

Jay's Video, go to 8:50 to see the push button start
12:36 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren - Jay Leno's Garage



My Video
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Old February 27th, 2013, 00:30   #163
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Some random bling:



Took this photo with my Blackberry 9320, thought the bling burst with the circle was pretty cool. This is one of the drawers in my bottom of the line "Job Mate" (Canadian Tire Bargain Brand?) Tool cabinet. I love this thing dearly. Feels good when all the tools are there.
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So the injection pump started leaking again (I never did replace the seals), and the bottom of my engine and top of the plastic splash guards are pretty grimy, and it has been really wet and slushy on the roads, so my car made me a special present the other day: a double rainbow.



They remind me of flames, but they are an extremely thin film of hydrocarbons floating on water. I wish I could capture these as a set of racing stripes on my car. They were even more beautiful when they were in motion, should have tried to get a video but at the time I thought that would be weird.



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Update on the oil leak: it has gotten much worse, I don't think it is related to diesel fuel from the injection pump since the pump has been dry on the outside for a few weeks now.
The oil leak is as bad as when the oil feed line to the turbo was leaking last summer (teaspoon of oil on the garage floor every time I park the car).
I took plastic cover off the bottom of the engine bay and found oil in the same places as last summer. So I wondered, could it be as simple as the new oil feed line was not tight enough? I put a 17mm wrench on it and snugged it up nearly a quarter turn today. It is possible that I did not tighten it enough in the first place, long story, if interested read on:
When removing the old oil feed line the threaded union (that you are supposed to counter hold) came out with it, here is a picture of the part:

When I put the above pictured threaded union back in last summer I over torqued it and broke off the skinny part inside the turbo. Luckily the broken threads came right out. So I had to replace this part at a cost of $67 at my local VW dealer. Tentatively I snugged the new part with its crush washer very gently into the turbo then very carefully threaded the giant 17mm nut from the oil feed line with the course threads on to the top of this little guy and just snugged it up. It didn't leak at the time so I figured it was all good.
Six months and 20,000km later I am hoping this is where the oil is coming from this time. It seems to be coming from the same place. Will post an update after a few test drives.

Update: after a test drive got a few drips from the center of the turbo area, the two bolts on the oil return line flange on the turbo were wet and there was a drip below that on the oil return line and the passenger drive shaft was all soaked. I could not budge the return line bolts with a nut driver by hand so I tried snugging the oil feed line nut another 1/8 turn and then I idled it in the air and revved it a few times with no new oil leak so will see after a few test drives.
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