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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)

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Old April 5th, 2008, 11:54   #1
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Default April 26th GTG in Minneapolis

Our 26th of April get together will be at the Purity Bakery Building,
500 East 36th street, north parking lot, and basement garage. In South Mpls., five blocks east of 35W.

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Garage opens at 8AM, and all cars out by 6:30 PM. First come first served. BYOB. I will have coffee in the morning and the grill for lunch. We can squeeze 7 cars downstairs: drive slowly, or you will bottom out hard at the bottom of the ramp. One at a time please as cars will have to make a three point turn yo back into the bays.
Show up as early as you like, but I won't start letting cars into the garage until eight.

There is room for a couple dozen TDi's on the paved surface lot outside the basement garage ramp.

RSVP'S:

QtmMech Pork loin
Steve-O Treats GP HArness, Brales
CuriousChris Brats (beer) Rear brakes, EGT Gauge, New Key
GreenGeeker Chips
Ajmilla Pork and Beans
Farmboy Cookies and tools to share
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MerkerGuitars Lend a hand
Losha eight hour job?
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MinnesotaMike Brake flush

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Socks, BruceTmoose,

The building has compressed air.
I would highly recommend bringing some more lighting (the garage is dark, but I will put a few flos in there to help . . .)

I will have a couple of charcoal grills going around noon and tables for potluck. I have one crock pot to keep things warm. I will bring pork tenderloin 'turnados" for the grill.

Use this thread to RSVP, work to be done on your car, work you would do on others', and your pot luck contribution. BYOB.

If I missed something, please PM me and I will edit this opening post!

Thanks, Jim
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Old April 6th, 2008, 16:58   #2
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Hope to be there. 2 of my B4's in the shop on racks. Doing the trany on the wifes. My work ride is getting a new balance shaft. Both will come out with the 5th gear mod though. I will bring treats.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 17:05   #3
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I appreciate this, Jim.

I'll be there. Looking at replacing the GP harness and resetting the CEL (IOW, nothing much). Willing to let people try out a Jetta Wagon with new Koni Reds and TT bushings. I'll bring some veggies and dip.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 18:05   #4
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I will bring bratwurst from the local butcher and buns and maybe sauerkraut if I can find it. And 2 12 packs of FlyDog ale to go with the brats.

I hope to do the rear brakes on my car (I will my jackstands, jack, brake tools (including windback tool) and all tools the directions here call for. I would also like to finish installing my EGT gage which I hooked up to the dimmer switch so it only works when the headlights are on (I have the fuse holder wire, paintable insulation, crimp connectors and crimp tool, soldering iron, solder, etc)

I wil bring my computer with VagCom 704 installed and my HexCom cable. I like doing brakes and if anyone wants to remove their EGR cooler I can help with both.

25 foot extension card and halogen light too.

And my car has PP520's, RC3, Spec 3+Hybrid clutch for anyone who wants to test drive a fun Golf.

And I am working on finishing up a Wingnut inspired Race Pipe that I will bring along too.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 18:22   #5
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I'll be there. No work to be done on my car but can lend a hand if needed.

I'll bring my tool kit, vagcom and chips to go with the brats .
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Old April 6th, 2008, 21:21   #6
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I'll be there if my car is done by then. Waiting on wheels, a tune from Charlie, and need to put in my new clutch. I have a couple of codes I will need a vagcom and maybe a little help if they don't go away. I can bring some beans and pork if I can find my crock pot. And I'm guessing it's going to be BYOB.

I'll bring some tools, and my Injector hammer puller incase anyone wants to do nozzles.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 21:42   #7
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I'll be there with tools to share:
- vag-com
- hub puller (if anyone wants to do front wheel bearings)
- TB toolkit for A4, maybe, if someone wants to use it
- Power Bleeder (windback tool, maybe, can't remember if I bought one)
- misc.

Not really planning to do any work on my car, though there's plenty that needs to be done. Happy to just see the crew & offer a hand where it's needed.

I'll bring a few dozen chocolate chip cookies, or something equally unhealthy.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:00   #8
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If the weather is good I might make a road trip on the BMW bike. Lot's of good back roads between here and there.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 09:21   #9
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If the weather is good I might make a road trip on the BMW bike. Lot's of good back roads between here and there.
K R or F bike?
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Old April 8th, 2008, 10:36   #10
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Originally Posted by ajmilla
I'll be there if my car is done by then. Waiting on wheels, a tune from Charlie, and need to put in my new clutch. I have a couple of codes I will need a vagcom and maybe a little help if they don't go away. I can bring some beans and pork if I can find my crock pot. And I'm guessing it's going to be BYOB.

I'll bring some tools, and my Injector hammer puller incase anyone wants to do nozzles.
Thanks for your contribution, and yes, BYOB, bring something to share. I for one am just hoping to learn a little, have my car tset driven, and i would like to feel how others' handle as well . . .

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Old April 8th, 2008, 10:38   #11
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If the weather is good I might make a road trip on the BMW bike. Lot's of good back roads between here and there.
I don't know if you are anywhere near Hwy 14, but that is a lovely route up here on a bike. Plus WI 35 along the river is pretty stunning . . .

It will be good to see you here regardless of what vehicle you take.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 11:16   #12
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I am planning on coming... It will be good to meet all of you and learn some more about the TDI's.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 17:15   #13
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aslong as nobody objects to a newbieidiot whoknowslittle to nothing about cars, i have tenative plans top show up(mostly because i was told to in a p) :P
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Old April 8th, 2008, 22:35   #14
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aslong as nobody objects to a newbieidiot whoknowslittle to nothing about cars, i have tenative plans top show up(mostly because i was told to in a p) :P
It's all about learning and having fun . . . safely . . . so don't sweat it . . . ask questions, keep an open mind, be cheerful and flexible, and all will be well . . .
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Old April 9th, 2008, 17:29   #15
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Well add to my list adapting a new key; oh I have done it before but I have always had troubles. Mostly I need someone to watch and notice when I screw up.

Then the rear hatch release switch on the driver door does not work anymore and if anyone has fixed this before I will do the work under their watchful eye.
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