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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 28th, 2009, 18:24   #3826
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K i think that will be a this summer project for sure. i will have to go back and re-read all the details you gave on it, but I think it would definately be worth the investment. Again, Mini-Mercedes. Gotta compete with the girlfriend's 78 MB TD....granted at that age, and that motor you could hear it from a mile away though!
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Old January 28th, 2009, 22:00   #3827
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Husband called at 10 pm, he remembered he has to stay in Williamsburg Va tomorrow to meet with his advisor (working on his PhD)...so unless Felix decides to start tomorrow, I'll be driving down after work so we can go to Punxsutawney for our anniversary this weekend. (Yes, we got married on Groundhog Day, in front of a 30 foot fake stump...)

Oh and Williamsburg Va, is five hours one way for me...I lucked out tonight that I got to leave work at 1130 pm, and I don't think they will keep me until 1:30 am tomorrow.
Ollie had Felix towed to the dealer...but I am wondering, would anyone like to be the 'emergency mechanic' near Williamsburg Va for this car? Felix is ten, and is an electrical nightmare that leaves him stranded pretty often.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 22:45   #3828
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Delvi: Yes, you can upgrade this turbo but to what 4 MPG?

Stay away from a bigger turbo and injectors, just get a programer and a different final gearing(I like the 13SPD, more accurate in RPM's at higher speeds !).

I believe NICK @ STREET TOYS was programing big trucks.

CATS are known for having lots of power but no mileage(MPG) and another 50 HP will eat up .3 gallons more...
My series 60 made me ~ 7.8 MPG loaded(flatbed), with 16.750 lbs empty/ ~76.500 loaded

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Old January 28th, 2009, 23:11   #3829
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Tell me more about this heater!

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Here's the pictures of VW coolant heater installed.

New design


In a Golf 2000 without A/C - easy access


In a Beetle 99 with A/C
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Old January 29th, 2009, 03:44   #3830
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Delvi: Yes, you can upgrade this turbo but to what 4 PG?

Stay away from a bigger turbo and injectors, just get a programer and a different final gearing(I like the 13SPD, more accurate in RPM's at higher speeds !).

I believe NICK @ STREET TOYS was programing big trucks.

CATS are known for having lots of power but no mileage(MPG) and another 50 HP will eat up .3 gallons more...
My series 60 made me ~ 7.8 MPG loaded(flatbed), with 16.750 lbs empty/ ~76.500 loaded
I love the detroit S 60 but they are hard to find on the T600 and often when they do have it the had super 10 transmissions.

I was told to stay away from the twin turbo version they have some issues.

As far as the program is open all the way to 500hp and that plus the 3.55 rears realy make the speedometer not large enough for this combo
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Old January 29th, 2009, 06:53   #3831
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finished my sound deadener install. Whew what a job. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=237655

definately worth it. I also went into some detail about some of the trim pieces as I couldn't find any help when I searched for it. I still broke a bunch of clips though. hope it helps the next sucker that does this kinda job.
I started to quite coat my doors, got the passenger side done last night with 2 coats. With it being 30* outside, i had to pull out the 2 - 500 watt construction lights to dry it quicker.

I tried to get the backseat (bench) out and what a PITA. I think its going to have to be a 'complete' removal of everything on the interior this spring/summer when i can ride my bike to work and not have to worry about putting the car back together. The bench alone wasted about 45 mins of trying to get it out with no avail. The way the seatbelt clip (think of the clicky part) is through a hole in the seat which is cut most perfectly for the size of the seatbelt clips... So i gave up, and focused on the doors. this weekend after i cange the oil in my GFs car i will do the driver side.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:31   #3832
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Tell me more about this heater!
This is the one VW dealers have in stock up here in cold Canada. Same principle as the Frostheater/Zerostart, but less power (550 Watts). It still does a good work. After 3 hours of operation, the coolant needle is up to the first mark, and you can feel heat ,even at -30C. Is is also installed in one of the oil cooler hose, but in the other one than the Zerostart.

More expensive also ($160 Can), but way smaller. This is the main reason I chose this one, as I had to fit it under the hood of a NB with A/C.

The kit include a 90 degre small hose and clip that goes between the oil cooler and the heater to get everything in place without any rubbing. The black base where the connector is can swivel depending to where you want to get the power cable.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 14:43   #3833
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Default The Golf Came Home Today

As you may recall, this is what my track day Golf looked like after my mishap in Ontario last June.

And it came home today, looking like this.

Everyone at Madison Park High School in Boston did a great job. They ended up repairing the right side frame rail, replacing the inner and outer fender, hood, grille, bumper brace and cover, airbox, windshield, etc. They painted most of the car, probably the right side and the hatch were the only parts not painted. The match looks perfect. There was no rust around the windshield, surprisingly.

Now for the fun stuff--engine mods, suspension, interior, and so on. We'll be ready for Spring.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 14:55   #3834
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Whooo Hooo Ibw!!!
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Old January 29th, 2009, 16:31   #3835
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Installed yellow high beam bulbs....


If I had $3K I would have a lot more to post...
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Old January 29th, 2009, 16:35   #3836
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Today,I received this. Rear fog lens. It is going on the NB06 as soon as the weather gets warmer.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 17:05   #3837
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As you may recall, this is what my track day Golf looked like after my mishap in Ontario last June.

And it came home today, looking like this.

Everyone at Madison Park High School in Boston did a great job. They ended up repairing the right side frame rail, replacing the inner and outer fender, hood, grille, bumper brace and cover, airbox, windshield, etc. They painted most of the car, probably the right side and the hatch were the only parts not painted. The match looks perfect. There was no rust around the windshield, surprisingly.

Now for the fun stuff--engine mods, suspension, interior, and so on. We'll be ready for Spring.
Too bad I did not have my parts car then Its a red 2 door golf. lol
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Old January 30th, 2009, 23:31   #3838
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today I painted my front grill, (matte black) Looks GREAT! and replaced my oil pan, a slight pain to get to the two bolts beside the tranny but with a good (swivel allen wrench) it was easy. looks good also compared to my old leaky one, next hopefully get me a skid plate cause i dont want to have to replace the new oil pan. I'll fill the car with oil in the mornin and let er' run for a while, check for leaks and she'll be road worthy again lol
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Old January 31st, 2009, 00:37   #3839
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Peter- the shop stole your side marker lights in the bumper :-P

Today I learned some more things I hate about TDI's:
1) Swapping thermocouples that are in the side of the manifold on a PD without removing anything else(PD's just take up more room than ALH's.)
2) Removing clusters. I swear someone stole a couple inches from my cluster connector wires. Those guys are TIGHT!

Learned one thing I love about my TDI: My new Doniol OLED boost/EGT gauge that's installed in the cluster. I'll try to get some pics of video clips up this weekend hopefully. It's very nice to have a peak boost and peak EGT function all wrapped up in an "OEM-Esque" package.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 08:49   #3840
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Peter- the shop stole your side marker lights in the bumper :-P

Today I learned some more things I hate about TDI's:
1) Swapping thermocouples that are in the side of the manifold on a PD without removing anything else(PD's just take up more room than ALH's.)
2) Removing clusters. I swear someone stole a couple inches from my cluster connector wires. Those guys are TIGHT!

Learned one thing I love about my TDI: My new Doniol OLED boost/EGT gauge that's installed in the cluster. I'll try to get some pics of video clips up this weekend hopefully. It's very nice to have a peak boost and peak EGT function all wrapped up in an "OEM-Esque" package.
nice Phill, send me some pictures of the boost/egt gauge.
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