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Mid-west USA Local discussions for those on the Mid-West US. ( Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri)

View Poll Results: Would a GTG June 7th or 8th work for everyone?
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Old June 4th, 2011, 11:59   #1546
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Headed to Disney with my little ones. Some think it's crazy in a 200k vehicle...hoping for some crazy MPGs.

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Old June 10th, 2011, 06:17   #1547
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Bullwinkle-

Good Luck w/ Fuel mileage. I hope you find good fuel prices on the road. I just came back Wisconsin where fuel was as low a $3.89 great price compare to $4.29.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 15:55   #1548
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Hey guys gonna be in indy tonight.. anything goin on? U guys meet anywhere on sat nights?
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Old June 18th, 2011, 08:12   #1549
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I was in TN last week and was loving the diesel prices! Some guys have all the luck.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 10:26   #1550
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do any of you guys own the can-bus version of vcds? Wifes passat is due for rear brakes but my vcds will not set basic settings for parking brake controller.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 11:12   #1551
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I have the 'micro-can' - not sure if that is what you need or not.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 16:26   #1552
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I have HEX-USB cable...don't know if it will do. I live in Pendleton and work in Westfield. If you want to borrow it for a day or two you are welcome.

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Old June 25th, 2011, 09:50   #1553
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Indy- I think the Micro Can will work for me. I have a HEX-USB, and it will not communicate with can bus. I need to do these brakes in the next few weeks so I'll let you know! Thanks!
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Old June 27th, 2011, 11:36   #1554
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DCELL, My office is at 75th & Binford. I keep the cord in the car. Shoot me a PM when you are ready.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 06:01   #1555
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Hey guys, I'm up in Fishers and work downtown. Anyone replace their glow plugs? I am thinking I need to do mine. throwing codes for 3 of the 4. was looking at some of the other post on the site and it looks pretty easy. Just want your guys opinion. Thanks
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Old July 6th, 2011, 18:04   #1556
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Replaced one of mine during the winter. Took more time to gather tools than to do the deed. 13mm socket (IIRC) and a torque wrench 11 ft-lbs. Pull the boot connectors off and replace. Visually I could not see a problem with the dead GP. I did swap the suspected GP for another and the code followed, so I replaced just that one. I found them at Auto Zone and the other parts stores for $19. But chicked out and got one from the Falcone ($41). Now, this is not an endorsement (especially in light of their treatment to one of our own) of Falcone but they were ALOT cheaper than Tom Wood who wanted north of $65 (and would not meet Falcone's price) Since Falcone is not open on Saturdays, I waited until Monday night.
On edit: Just noticed yours is a MK4 - double check the torque specs for your engine - I bet DCELL will know them
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Old July 6th, 2011, 19:24   #1557
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I've replaced dozens over the years on my tdis, they are easy provided they were not overtorqued the last time they were changed. Your socket needs to be a quality 6pt deep well. Not sure on torque spec. You can use a basic $10 multimeter to test the plugs individually for resistance ohms. If your car is an ALH (03 should be) I have plugs in stock in my garage if you want to shoot up to Noblesville sometime. send me a PM.
if you want to buy them and do it yourself, do yourself a favor and order from (aaron) bleachedbora. boraparts.com good price, high quality, quick ship, etc. Be aware that cyls 3 and 4 doesn't always mean those are the bad plugs, in my experience. Test them individually or get a set and replace them all. It will save you time, aggravation, and wear and tear on your bridge harness. IMHO it is not worth doing one at a time, unless you like looking at your CEL. OK, rant is over.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 05:24   #1558
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Cool, I will test them and see if the are bad. I saw Wingnuts how to on them and it was pretty good. I am just glad that I don't have the ceramic ones. Thanks for the replies. Also I was looking at the local box stores and saw a lot of differnt plugs. I figure Bosch is prob factory, but there were some NGK one that were a little cheaper. Is one beter than the other or would I just be paying for the bosch name?
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Old July 7th, 2011, 06:10   #1559
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wow, just checked out the price at that site. You are right that is a great price. I have a lot of trips coming up soon ( Flying) so since it is nice outside and well above freezing will it hurt anything to order the plugs and swap them out in a few weeks when I have the time? BUt maybe I am getting ahead of myself, guess I should check them first.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 17:29   #1560
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Coat the threads of the glowplug with antiseize compound. These plugs have a habit of getting difficult to get out and then breaking! Makes for a lousy day.
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