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Old April 16th, 2017, 00:03   #61
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Bruce can appreciate that I will pray foryour knee to heal !
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Old April 16th, 2017, 19:53   #62
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The Dark Gray BEW Beetle followed me home. Great price. Runs like a scalded dog.

Today, it got the requisite TDIClub stickers, as well as the other customary stickers. UK emblem. New fuel cap with unbroken tether. Ventectomy. Got it ready to install ordered accessory mount for the phone.

Bad news. I found the old work orders for 5w30 oil, but it was 505.01 spec. Cam inspection is in my future.
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Old April 17th, 2017, 06:58   #63
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Bruce,

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Enjoy your new to you toy. the NB is a fun car to drive with the drivers position basically in the center of the car. and TONS of head room.
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Old April 17th, 2017, 21:44   #64
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Glad to hear you are on the mend. Enjoy your new to you toy. the NB is a fun car to drive with the drivers position basically in the center of the car. and TONS of head room.
Thanks. I walked unassisted today, although limping. Pretty good for 6 weeks post-surgery with all the problems I had. I think the end is in sight.
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Old April 28th, 2017, 07:49   #65
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The total knee became septic 10 days after surgery. Emergency admit to hospital and lots of good exotic antibiotics. 2 days later, a different orthopedist removed everything installed, scrubbed all tissues, flushed all surgical areas with an antibiotic flush, sterilized the metal bit, and reinstalled everything with all new necessary plastic pieces.
That must have been terrible. Though, it seems that it pushed the doctors to fix everything properly. While it seems we've made hip replacements routine, knee replacements are still one of the hardest recoveries to go through. Keep up the PT, we'll keep you in our prayers.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 16:41   #66
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Thanks Corey.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 16:34   #67
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Bruce, so sorry to hear about your health issues. I have not been on the forum in quite sometime and just saw this thread. Thoughts and prayers for you.
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Old June 26th, 2017, 17:56   #68
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I've been released by my surgeon. Other than strengthening my left leg, I've finished healing. Still on oral antibiotics for another 90 days "just in case" because of the sepsis.

It's official. I'm now a retired paramedic, forbidden from getting on an ambulance unless I want to keep replacing he knee. I've applied for disability retirement.

I'm able to do timing belts, just slowly. This will require dropping off the car and not waiting.

Routine service takes some time, especially with skid plates. Up and down from under car is a slow process.

I haven't tried suspensions or wheel bearings yet, as they required prolonged sitting on the ground. I've got to do the front struts and a wheel bearing on the bug, so I'll find out soon.

I'll post as I find out what I can or can't do. I have no help right now.

Holler if I can help you.

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Old June 27th, 2017, 04:19   #69
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Glad to hear you are on the mend Bruce. keep us updated on your status if you can.
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Old June 27th, 2017, 06:53   #70
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Known quite a few that have been threw the knee replacements. Good luck and glad to hear you are back on it.
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Old June 28th, 2017, 23:16   #71
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Good luck and take care Bruce. Hope you continue to heal. Hope some tdi's find themselves in your capable hands.
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Hope you're doing better sir! I have the timing belt kit for my 2004 Golf in hand now. If you're feeling up for it in the near future I wouldn't mind heading your way. I can help with the process or not.
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Does Bruce charge more if you help?

Yuri..... <g>
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Yuri..... <g>

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Great to hear Bruce. Hope everything continues to go well.
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