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Old September 13th, 2017, 06:44   #7726
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: minneapoils

Originally Posted by [486] View Post
yeah, they're who I use, now they're 'dark horse', changed the name to avoid the overflow of work they've been getting

dave does great work if he's the one doing it, had some small troubles when another guy there did the work, but I haven't seen that guy there any more and he's got a new helper.

ETA: oh, and he'll talk with you for quite a while while you're dropping the parts off, real friendly guy.
And yet another recommendation - I have heard nothing but good things about Dave and his work. Thanks!
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Old September 14th, 2017, 20:51   #7727
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cambridge, MN
Fuel Economy: 42.2/50.0/58.1

Originally Posted by 84vw View Post
Hi everybody. I have a 2005 golf with the BEW that has pooped right in the bed. Still runs enough to get it from point a to b, but it's not long for this world. I would like to just get a known good replacement long block rather than rebuild what's in there.

Does anyone here have or know of someone with a good BEW for sale?

The car has a manual transmission and 200k miles. The previous owner most likely didn't change oil frequently enough.
Why are you condemning the entire engine?
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Old September 18th, 2017, 06:11   #7728
Join Date: Apr 2013
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Update for all on John's Auto Parts. They are closing at the end of the year. Things are going for super cheap, no core charge, etc. I grabbed the BEW block that was there, but left the turbo which was good. Car was in there for piston-valve touchy syndrome. It looks like someone tried to use a 2.0 ABA timing belt on it.

I paid 60 for the block, and my buddy left there with a 6.0 LS and 4L80 for 200.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 19:46   #7729
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Location: Eagan, Minnesota, USA

Hi all,
I have some left over parts if anyone is in need.
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...337090127.html. It would be best if you reply to the CL post. Mention TDI Club so I know it is one of my fellow members.

But it looks like many of you stocked up and John's
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