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View Poll Results: Which words in raised white letter for my tire sidewalls? See post #220 for pictures
NARFATOMIC BLASTOMIC 0 0%
NARFATOMIC BLASTOMATIC 4 23.53%
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NARF ATOMIC BLAST 1 5.88%
NARF BLAST 5 29.41%
NARFBLAST ATOMIC 1 5.88%
NARFOMATIC ATOMIC BLAST 1 5.88%
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NARF ATOMIC BLASTOMATIC 2 11.76%
EPIC FACEPALM 3 17.65%
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Old August 15th, 2017, 20:40   #421
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Default 600,000 km Celebration Video

The Volkswagen performed flawlessly from shopping to Grandpa's appointment and to my parents house.

Then on the way home, this happened:



There was a short celebration including the presentation of a commemorative plaque today.
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Odometer rolls from 599,999 to 600,000 km (YouTube)
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Old August 16th, 2017, 03:08   #422
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Congratulations.Its good to see you are still having fun after all its been through.
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Old August 16th, 2017, 05:53   #423
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Congratulations.Its good to see you are still having fun after all its been through.
Thanks!

This morning I was cleaning up the packaging from the commemorative plate and I found the invoice, and noticed the total was more than I thought it should be. Then I found the little plastic bag with a special surprise inside:



I had totally forgotten that I had ordered the key-tag option! I had placed the order shortly after 550,000 km, and it when it arrived I had tucked the whole thing, still in bubble wrap, in the trunk. Anyway, I was surprised and delighted to find that I had treated myself to a little extra something.

Now that this mileage goal is complete, my mindset changes from simply:

"Have to make it 600,000 with no unnecessary repairs or maintenance."

to a more complicated: "What now?"

Here are some options:

A) Spend a little money and a bunch of time replacing only the timing belt (last done at 400,000 km). This may open several cans of worms when I take the valve cover off and look at the cam and lifters, realize the engine mount bracket is stripped, the vacuum pump is leaking, etc, etc, etc...

B) Plan to spend a whole bunch of money and time fixing all of worn out parts surrounding the timing belt, and re-install a turbo.

C) Change only filters and oil and just keep driving with no turbo and no worries, laughing all the way - until the next thing goes bang.

Considering the age of the car, and my lack of concern for its longevity, I'm leaning heavily towards "option C".
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Old August 16th, 2017, 06:27   #424
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My personal opinion is keep up the maintenance until the end. No need to neglect it just because...

But I do see your point about it unraveling (one thing leading to another).

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Old August 16th, 2017, 16:34   #425
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I hate to mention your overheating trouble but would suspect a possible head gasket as well. Maybe a compression check would be a good place to start before any money is spent.
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I see more overheating problems in that engine from water pump slippage and blocked radiators than any other source. But then again I also don't get to see many with that many miles/kilometers either.

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Thanks Jayb and Jason, I always appreciate the advice. Head gaskets, clogged radiator, water pump problems. Now you've got me thinking. Sometimes when the engine got hot I would turn on the interior heater and fans to try to cool it off and sometimes they would go from hot to cold then back to hot again, seemingly based on RPMs. I wasn't touching the controls so I don't think it was the blend door. Oh well, its no longer an issue!
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