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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 April 24th, 2007, 09:44   #76
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Well over the last three days, I had Jeff install RC2/3 to compliment my PP520's, enjoyed the super-smooth power, and washed and freshly waxed the Sooty Snowball. Now I enjoy her even more.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 11:52   #77
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Had the TB done yesterday ...
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Old April 26th, 2007, 17:39   #78
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Swapped out the .681 5th for a .717 (more load carrying pull) and put on a hood guard; washed, vacuumed, put in summer mats.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 20:38   #79
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Bump.

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Old April 26th, 2007, 20:48   #80
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replaced the wiper elements of my Bosch Icons at my cubicle
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Old April 30th, 2007, 03:04   #81
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by oldpoopie
Yo stealth, how many miles do you have now?
227,000-miles!

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Old April 30th, 2007, 11:10   #82
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Yesterday I drove through two tanks of fuel, 1,200 miles. Fond du Lac WI to Boston. Yikes.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:14   #83
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Ordered tires for the Golf: Kumho MXs. Time for the autocross!
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Old May 1st, 2007, 11:17   #84
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I performed a mufflerectomy! The wifey didn't even notice!
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Old May 1st, 2007, 18:54   #85
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Sat-97 Passat: Installed the RC2 chip that came in the mail. Now that made a difference. (Good thing)

Sun-96 Passat: replaced the gaskets on all four door handles, gave it a bath.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 18:49   #86
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I finally put a reisistor inline with the "Perfect Match" LED thats in my Stewart Warner EGT gauge. It was twice as bright as all the other dash lights. The gauge has a different back plane in it (much more translucent compared to the SW boost gauge) I've had a potentiometer in series with it for over a year and finally measured the resistance of it and put the right resistors in series with it.

Also soldered the brass elbow/nipple shut on the back of my boost gauge then drilled a 0.040" hole in it. Got rid of the buzzing (I tapped my intake manifold right above the runners - best place to see spikes, and best place to make a gauge buzz also). The needle still wiggles a bit, but does not make any audible noise anymore.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 12:01   #87
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I did the full Job of EGR delete and EGR cooler delete on My Golf. Not too hadr of a job (thanks Jasontdi for bailing me out when I couldnt figure out where that ONE DAMN BOLT IS!!) So I got more parts in a box I have taken out of my TDI. what next?

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 12:04   #88
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Put a 2.5" SS exhaust CAT back w/o muffler on with my Borla Tip.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 12:19   #89
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Today...looked at my clean Golf. Yesterday...finished modifying an 8v VW single plenum intake manifold w/ long runners(@ 10-12" I believe) (thankfully already have the D-ports). Required a bit of cutting/grinding/sanding to say the least. As did the EGR block-off plate...nut... Now to modify the OMI (cut the mount arms off...grind smooth...repaint), get an upper IC pipe made...and...lots of other stuff...heh

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 12:33   #90
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I'm dropping mine off to have the 6speed refreshed with new synchros and selector forks. While its open we're throwing in a Peloquin.

Lets see

1. Oil change
2. Oil analysis
3. New MAF
4. New struts for the hatch

Thats it for now.
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