www.tdiclub.com

Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You




Go Back   TDIClub Forums > Meetings/ GTG/ Regional Discussions > Mid-west USA

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)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 27th, 2017, 22:26   #31
TDICADDGUY
Veteran Member
 
TDICADDGUY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blaine, MN
Fuel Economy: 42/46/51 with 5 speed - was 36/40/42 with 01M
Default

Unfortunately I will not be able to make it. Lots of yard work to do, need to celebrate my mom's birthday and have other projects to tackle. Hope to make it whenever we have the next one.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
__________________
ALH TB Tool Rental Trusted TDI Mechanics

2000 NB 3 pedal mod RC3 PP520's Eurojet SMIC SBC 3 2.5" side exit straight pipe2" lift

TDICADDGUY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2017, 07:23   #32
FraggyTDI
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Paynesville, MN
TDI(s): 04 Jetta
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gearheadgrrrl View Post
OK, if you guys are brave enough to try it, I'm game. I'll start hitting those nuts with penetrating oil and check to make sure I've got all the parts.
Are you driving this car right now? If so I would be careful hitting it with oil as the turbo may get hot enough to at the very least cause the oil to smoke. We can get them loose with just pb blaster and a map torch on site. Shouldn't need initial oiling. Copper nuts come off pretty easy. The biggest challenge is one of the nuts is kind of buried.
FraggyTDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2017, 09:09   #33
atunicus
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MN
Default

I am just across the river. I'll swing by with my allroad tdi.
atunicus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2017, 11:26   #34
gearheadgrrrl
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Buffalo Ridge (southwest Minnesota)
Fuel Economy: Other than the JSW, hard as I try, can't seem tio get below 40 MPH!
Default I won't set it afire...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FraggyTDI View Post
Are you driving this car right now? If so I would be careful hitting it with oil as the turbo may get hot enough to at the very least cause the oil to smoke. We can get them loose with just pb blaster and a map torch on site. Shouldn't need initial oiling. Copper nuts come off pretty easy. The biggest challenge is one of the nuts is kind of buried.
Not driving it everyday, I've got motorcycles and a 2015 TDI for that. Too busy today, but I'll jack it up tomorrow and after the turbo cools spray the fasteners with PB if they won't budge. I won't start it 'til saturday morning, though I may spray with PB again on friday morning if the fasteners are still frozen. Sound OK?
__________________
GearHeadGrrrl
gearheadgrrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2017, 11:37   #35
FraggyTDI
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Paynesville, MN
TDI(s): 04 Jetta
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gearheadgrrrl View Post
Not driving it everyday, I've got motorcycles and a 2015 TDI for that. Too busy today, but I'll jack it up tomorrow and after the turbo cools spray the fasteners with PB if they won't budge. I won't start it 'til saturday morning, though I may spray with PB again on friday morning if the fasteners are still frozen. Sound OK?
Since they are copper nuts they really don't cease up. I would say you don't need to soak them. They basically break free with heat due to the expansion rate of the copper.
FraggyTDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2017, 12:06   #36
gearheadgrrrl
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Buffalo Ridge (southwest Minnesota)
Fuel Economy: Other than the JSW, hard as I try, can't seem tio get below 40 MPH!
Default

OK, I'll spare the PB.
__________________
GearHeadGrrrl
gearheadgrrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2017, 08:46   #37
FraggyTDI
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Paynesville, MN
TDI(s): 04 Jetta
Default

Should we bring any sides or meat?
FraggyTDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2017, 12:31   #38
gearheadgrrrl
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Buffalo Ridge (southwest Minnesota)
Fuel Economy: Other than the JSW, hard as I try, can't seem tio get below 40 MPH!
Default Exhaust system looks doable...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FraggyTDI View Post
Since they are copper nuts they really don't cease up. I would say you don't need to soak them. They basically break free with heat due to the expansion rate of the copper.
I took off the lower engine cover AKA bash plate and gave the nuts holding the downpipe on the turbo a twist- The most accessible one actually moved a bit and I didn't try too hard on the others, so this may be an easy job. Checked to make sure I have all the parts being the box was coming open when I received it, looks like I'm missing one rubber hanger from the hardware kit but the old one looks reusable.
__________________
GearHeadGrrrl
gearheadgrrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2017, 12:40   #39
FraggyTDI
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Paynesville, MN
TDI(s): 04 Jetta
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gearheadgrrrl View Post
I took off the lower engine cover AKA bash plate and gave the nuts holding the downpipe on the turbo a twist- The most accessible one actually moved a bit and I didn't try too hard on the others, so this may be an easy job. Checked to make sure I have all the parts being the box was coming open when I received it, looks like I'm missing one rubber hanger from the hardware kit but the old one looks reusable.
Yeah with heat they will come right off then. Hard part is fitting fat hands into the tight space. I would just reuse them. They aren't a super critical part.
FraggyTDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2017, 13:40   #40
Curious Chris
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Minneapolis MN
Fuel Economy: 47/42/38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FraggyTDI View Post
Should we bring any sides or meat?
Sides. I have a 10 lb Boston Butt Brining now for barbequed pulled pork. Maybe a dozen brats and Coleslaw. My wife will probably by chips but I dunno.

If you have a meat that you would like the grill will be going.
__________________
Wavetrac LSD, Bosch 230'a with RC4.5, Whitbread 2.5" downpipe, PD lift pump, South Bend Stage 2 Endurance Clutch, steel skid plate, Wingnut inspired EGR mod, MyCruiseAgent no drill EGT, MoGolf skidplate mod
Curious Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2017, 13:57   #41
FraggyTDI
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Paynesville, MN
TDI(s): 04 Jetta
Default

I'll just bring some summer sausage and cheese for apps. Pulled pork sounds bomb
FraggyTDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2017, 13:35   #42
gearheadgrrrl
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Buffalo Ridge (southwest Minnesota)
Fuel Economy: Other than the JSW, hard as I try, can't seem tio get below 40 MPH!
Default

I'll bring my tool box that I can lift into the Golf, 4 jack stands, I'm gonna have a cordless drill and driver with anyway, and my longest breaker bar and maybe some impact sockets and easy out too. Oh, and a folding chair and diet Dew. Should I bring a floor jack or anything else?
__________________
GearHeadGrrrl
gearheadgrrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2017, 14:28   #43
FraggyTDI
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Paynesville, MN
TDI(s): 04 Jetta
Default

What time do you want us there?
FraggyTDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2017, 14:35   #44
gearheadgrrrl
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Buffalo Ridge (southwest Minnesota)
Fuel Economy: Other than the JSW, hard as I try, can't seem tio get below 40 MPH!
Default

Whenever you want to start.
__________________
GearHeadGrrrl
gearheadgrrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2017, 16:14   #45
Curious Chris
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Minneapolis MN
Fuel Economy: 47/42/38
Default

Well the event preparations will most likely be done around 10:00, That why I was saying around noon. Text me 3203671807 if y'all want an earlier start But if people want to start wrenching at 5:30 am you can do that.

I have a nice 2 ton aluminum floor jack 17 inch lift, 2 jack stands, ramps, 3/8 extensions for the 3 flange nut. I have a Dewalt impact driver 1200 ft-lb in reverse 20 volt tool. It will take off axel nuts with the car in the air. Not sure I have 2 13mm sockets though.

Oh the house smells good right now. The pork is at the 3 hour point of cooking. This time I dry brined it for about an hour with fresh ground black pepper and chili powder. Sugar/Salt Molasses Apple Cider vinegar brine.
__________________
Wavetrac LSD, Bosch 230'a with RC4.5, Whitbread 2.5" downpipe, PD lift pump, South Bend Stage 2 Endurance Clutch, steel skid plate, Wingnut inspired EGR mod, MyCruiseAgent no drill EGT, MoGolf skidplate mod
Curious Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
April 26th GTG in Minneapolis QtmMech Mid-west USA 97 May 13th, 2008 00:36
need help in minneapolis trafly TDI 101 0 September 24th, 2005 23:15
Once a month GTG/dinner/drinks in Minneapolis area progolfer_20 Events, Gatherings, Clubs 41 June 21st, 2004 13:37
GTG in Minneapolis on April 24th billmn Events, Gatherings, Clubs 47 April 25th, 2004 12:26
Minneapolis/St. Paul GTG in April or May karlkoenig Events, Gatherings, Clubs 77 May 27th, 2002 16:16


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.15231 seconds with 11 queries
[Output: 126.43 Kb. compressed to 105.72 Kb. by saving 20.71 Kb. (16.38%)]