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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 March 28th, 2008, 22:33   #1516
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I get my H6W OEM HID City light bulbs at the Mercedes dealer for less than half of what Audi sells them for. The guy thinks I'm nuts since I buy them 4 at a time. hehe
thats what I do all the time, I just go to the local benz dealer
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Old March 28th, 2008, 23:03   #1517
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Blew 5th gear!
Time for a 6 speed?
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Old March 29th, 2008, 06:38   #1518
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Default euro R32 FIS cluster

I swapped this:
TDI FIS cluster
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euro R32 FIS cluster
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Now I can see at what RPM the engine is at, before the tach used to just disappear @ 5500rpms , much happier now with this + RC6
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Old March 29th, 2008, 06:52   #1519
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I swapped this:
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Now I can see at what RPM the engine is at, before the tach used to just disappear @ 5500rpms , much happier now with this + RC6
Did Jeff get that working for you Delvi? What are you going to do with the old one...

Nice to see you alive and well ....seems you've been working a millions hours. You usually post in this thread at least twice a week.

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Old March 29th, 2008, 07:01   #1520
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Did Jeff get that working for you Delvi? What are you going to do with the old one...
Nice to see you alive and well ....seems you've been working a millions hours. You usually post in this thread at least twice a week.
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hi Brian, im getting ready to go to sleep
I got this one from germany and it came with the login code so I just swapped with vagcom and set the miles on the odometer, the old one already has a new owner ( 95 avus blue) he is going to install it on his 2000 jetta.
going to get some sleep now
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Old March 29th, 2008, 09:26   #1521
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no provision for glowplug light I assume
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Old March 29th, 2008, 20:48   #1522
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Got a new right from axle and another right rear wheel bearing and hub! (that makes 2 in less than a year) Got rid of most of the nasty vibrations and humming noises... now I just have to figure out where my new vibrations are coming from... low vibration at 2k both under load and when decelerating, then it gets worse at 3800-4k (under load only)- it's ruining my powerband! I'm thinking new motor mounts are next....or maybe my clutch is on it's way out (time for an upgrade when that happens).... grrrrr. So much work... so little money.
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I would suspect the clutch. but I am not there quite unfortunatly. . so I cannot tell you for sure.

but if the vibration is happening ONLY under load. . .that leans towards a clutch issue.

you still have the OEM Dual mass flywheel and clutch??? I assume so.

time for a South Bend from tdiparts!!!! they are sweet!!

I dont have one. . . . .. . yet

come back to NE. you NEED to drive a hybrid turbo, RC 6 car. . .ala IBW. . WOW

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PS I put in my new Hybrid Turbo yesterday. More to come, but I am happy alredy.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 22:21   #1523
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no provision for glowplug light I assume
Justin, that is tuff for me to answer, yes and no
ok the cluster does has the LED in place and it works, but here is the detail, the R32 face gauge does not have a clear spot for this LED is all black on that area so I can't see it.

I dont really use it any way because when the car is cold I use the remote starter to start the car and that is set up with the glow plug relay.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 23:10   #1524
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I replaced my injector hold down bolts with socket head grade 12.9 capscrews. I had one that was "stuck" and I waited until I had some replacements in hand before I twisted it off.

I soaked it with penetrating fluid about a week ago and tried it again today with a ratchet and was really cranking on it to get it loose and felt that "little movement" and stopped before it twisted off. Got out the PH3050 air hammer and gave the head of the bolt about 1 second worth of "tapping" and was able to remove it with just a bit more than finger effort.

So if you have one that you're afraid will twist off, there's nothing like beating the hell out of it with an air hammer . You could use a 2 lb hammer and a punch as well if you don't have an air hammer.

Also had to have a little fun with the pop tester. Picture does not do it justice - it makes 5 flames each about 18" long for a very bright orange 3 ft diameter circle of fire. Maybe try and get a video next time as I still have one injector to check due to the above bolt situation.

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Old March 30th, 2008, 00:20   #1525
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Also had to have a little fun with the pop tester. Picture does not do it justice - it makes 5 flames each about 18" long for a very bright orange 3 ft diameter circle of fire.
Inside the combustion chamber, the fuel would ignite immediately and never touch the piston moving up towards it. Assuming, of course, that the injection timing is correct and the nozzles are in good condition.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 09:57   #1526
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Also had to have a little fun with the pop tester. Picture does not do it justice - it makes 5 flames each about 18" long for a very bright orange 3 ft diameter circle of fire. ...
Hmmm, sure doesn't look like the time I had mine pop tested:

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Old March 30th, 2008, 10:56   #1527
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Compared to other offerings, they already have survived long term. But, I'll accept your gracious complement at the appropriate time if you let me know what "long term" is in your book!
I bought some overpriced H6W LED's from the UK and had them frying about one every month until I switched back to Halogens. So long term would probably be anything more than 6-12 months which is what I get from my headlight city lights, and the H6W's in my Hella Euro DRL's.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 11:22   #1528
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Zippy: Sorry to hear that you are replacing rear bearings with frequency , hope that the new batch is better than the old one(s).

Maybe get the bearing(s) from a VW dealer, that way you can claim a the warranty period for them and might not have to pay for that part again.

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Old March 30th, 2008, 11:33   #1529
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This was just for relative comparison, could be a few bar off, but it works well enough to see if I've got a drippy nozzle or bad pattern or a leaky one, etc and to check the pop pressures relative to one another. Getting the torch out and lighting it on fire was just having a little fun

That looks like a pretty fancy continuious flow machine, will that provide enough flow to get the main stage to open? - where did you have that done?

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Hmmm, sure doesn't look like the time I had mine pop tested:

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Well last week end I did an oil change and stuff for the inlaws up in Syracuse, NY. They're 83 and 80 years old ...he's bought the car new in 2003, a TDI Wagen and it has 33,000 miles on it presently.

I noticed during the oil change and tire rotation ...winter tires off and summer tires on ...that the rear brake pads we worn. I had a set with rotors sitting back home in CT so ...decided to make that a second trip for the following week end ...that being ...this weekend.

So off I went.

I thank Keith [meganuke] for answering my dumb quesiton on the Metalnerd tool ...as I was having issues backing up the caliper piston. I've done couple dozen rear brake jobs in the last 5 years but for some reason had a brain fart on the tool useage [backing nut]. Keith answered it for me. Right to loosen and backing nut left to tighten against backing plate.

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