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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 January 20th, 2018, 10:41   #18736
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I re swap Ecu's, replacing my rc4+ for what I thought was dead asv-rc5+ . Also I had 2 bad Bosch glow plugs, so I decided to replace all 4 with Beru units which I've always had better cold starts with anyways. I'm surprised the Bosch only lasted 2-1/2 years smh.


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Old January 25th, 2018, 10:51   #18737
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Chipped out of the ice so I could go to the gym. Silly weather we're having up here - I'll be glad when I move.

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Old January 25th, 2018, 14:45   #18738
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Chipped out of the ice so I could go to the gym. Silly weather we're having up here - I'll be glad when I move.

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To where are you moving?
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Old January 27th, 2018, 09:23   #18739
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Florida is the plan, so we're trading months of sub-zero weather and frozen pipes for the possibility of the occasional hurricane and the guarantee of bugs that are big and populous sufficient to carry you away and eat you elsewhere. Gotta sell the house first, and gotta do some painting and other repairs before that will fly.

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Old January 27th, 2018, 15:05   #18740
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Florida is the plan, so we're trading months of sub-zero weather and frozen pipes for the possibility of the occasional hurricane and the guarantee of bugs that are big and populous sufficient to carry you away and eat you elsewhere. Gotta sell the house first, and gotta do some painting and other repairs before that will fly.

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That is what we're doing here except we are going to Prescott, AZ. The plan is to sell this house, rent while looking, then after buying do any renovations before moving in. We were going to paint after removing the wallpaper but decided to leave it white and let the new owners paint their preference.

Gotta figure how to get 3 cars to AZ AND which one will be parked outside! It'll probably stay the Jetta.
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Old January 27th, 2018, 15:26   #18741
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Adapted the sunroof which got seriously out of phase with the switch somehow (first time in 12 years).
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Old January 30th, 2018, 05:02   #18742
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That is what we're doing here except we are going to Prescott, AZ. The plan is to sell this house, rent while looking, then after buying do any renovations before moving in. We were going to paint after removing the wallpaper but decided to leave it white and let the new owners paint their preference.

Gotta figure how to get 3 cars to AZ AND which one will be parked outside! It'll probably stay the Jetta.
Ha! If I were going back to AZ, that is probably where I'd end up. Unfortunately for me, the wife insists on proximity to the ocean. Prescott gives you tolerable summer temps (why the first capital was there) and in winter, an occasional dusting of snow is about all you'll have to put up with. Unless there is a 3 foot blizzard in Flagstaff that bleeds south that is...

And we have the same how-to-move-3-cars problem!

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Old January 30th, 2018, 05:35   #18743
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Ha! ... snip...

And we have the same how-to-move-3-cars problem!
Car transport-haulers?

... cost = approx $1.25 per mile

... 45-50 years ago rent a u-haul bumper hitch ~~ $15-20 (?)

... In my 1966 Chevy SS (327) I hauled my BILs VW across 3 states at 65-70 MPH

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Old January 30th, 2018, 09:45   #18744
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Ha! If I were going back to AZ, that is probably where I'd end up. Unfortunately for me, the wife insists on proximity to the ocean. Prescott gives you tolerable summer temps (why the first capital was there) and in winter, an occasional dusting of snow is about all you'll have to put up with. Unless there is a 3 foot blizzard in Flagstaff that bleeds south that is...

And we have the same how-to-move-3-cars problem!

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That is why I chose it - out of the triple digit heat (had enough of it here in Oroville) and out of the snow area.

As for the cars, it would work if I could fly from Prescott to Oroville rather than drive to Phoenix, fly to Sacramento, drive to Oroville so I could get the third car. At least you also have the Auto-train option back east.
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Old January 30th, 2018, 19:15   #18745
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Dropped a another good bit of money, replacing my injection pump today...
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Old February 1st, 2018, 11:40   #18746
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I really think my cheapest option is fly one way and drive the other. I can do one in a weekend that way. Any shipping option I have seen is more than the car is worth.

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Old February 1st, 2018, 13:37   #18747
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Old February 1st, 2018, 21:39   #18748
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Went out and started my car tonight after work, went back inside to let it warm up. Came out ~30 min later, car was cold.

Scangauge was up at ~165F, ice cold air coming out of the floor vents. Left my hand down at the vent and revved the engine to ~1500 RPM and suddenly lots of heat. Brought it back down to idle and the heat didn't go away or cool off even after ~60 seconds with the fan on 3, if anything it kept getting warmer (and scangauge lost 5+ degrees).

Everything else is relatively normal. Had this happen at least one other time this winter. Other times it warms up just fine (as fine as can be expected for a TDI ).

Coolant level is fine, just under mid way on coolant reservoir ball.

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Old February 2nd, 2018, 08:53   #18749
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Went out and started my car tonight after work, went back inside to let it warm up. Came out ~30 min later, car was cold.

Scangauge was up at ~165F, ice cold air coming out of the floor vents. Left my hand down at the vent and revved the engine to ~1500 RPM and suddenly lots of heat. Brought it back down to idle and the heat didn't go away or cool off even after ~60 seconds with the fan on 3, if anything it kept getting warmer (and scangauge lost 5+ degrees).

Everything else is relatively normal. Had this happen at least one other time this winter. Other times it warms up just fine (as fine as can be expected for a TDI ).

Coolant level is fine, just under mid way on coolant reservoir ball.

Thoughts?
Collapsed hose on heater core? Reving the engine increased the coolant pressure temporarily opening the hose could account for the sudden heat.
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 16:34   #18750
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Went out and started my car tonight after work, went back inside to let it warm up. Came out ~30 min later, car was cold.

Scangauge was up at ~165F, ice cold air coming out of the floor vents. Left my hand down at the vent and revved the engine to ~1500 RPM and suddenly lots of heat. Brought it back down to idle and the heat didn't go away or cool off even after ~60 seconds with the fan on 3, if anything it kept getting warmer (and scangauge lost 5+ degrees).

Everything else is relatively normal. Had this happen at least one other time this winter. Other times it warms up just fine (as fine as can be expected for a TDI ).

Coolant level is fine, just under mid way on coolant reservoir ball.

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You warm your car up for half an hour? Talk about waste and not good for the car. Get a webasto
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