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Old June 10th, 2010, 23:52   #1
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Hello everyone!
Fest is quickly coming upon us and as we're hammering out the details of this fine event we came upon the need to finalize our Tech Sessions. However, before we did that we thought we'd ask for some input from our peers.

Here's a little background info:
Tech Sessions (also known as Breakout Sessions) are short informational demonstrations held during TDIFest and generally presented at staggered times throughout the day on Saturday. These informational sessions are usually graciously provided by TDIClub guru's who attend and are willing to volunteer their time and knowledge to talk to you about certain "hot topics" regarding our cars or by Vendor/Product contacts with specific information. The topics are usually pre-chosen by the TDIFest committee or by the guru's who are asked to present. But this year we decided to handle it a little differently.

Time and resources are limited at TDIFest. TDIFest is not a wrenching GTG and some topics may be too complicated to be covered. This thread is meant to get some feedback from everyone
, but please understand that we are only selecting a few (5 or less) topics to be covered during that time.

This year's committee has come up with the following list of possible topics (please feel free to second the motion or post a new idea):
Brakes
Diesel Fuel Injection Service (DFIS)
Removal/Install of ECU
HID's
Fixing Smal IP leaks
Electrical Systems -relays
Nozzle Upgrades
Vag-com 101
Home Brew Bio
WVo/Grease Car
PD Crankshaft
Balance shaft Upgrades
Fluid Flushes
MK-Headlight replacement
Intake Cleaning


So, please, tell us... What would YOU like to learn more about at TDIFest?
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Old June 11th, 2010, 06:27   #2
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Trans-continental drives, intravenous caffeination, and coping with sleep deprivation?
If time permits, add in "Depends or Catheterization: pros and cons".
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Old June 11th, 2010, 08:59   #3
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I would be able to help out with bio and WVO, could bring my van in with story board I am putting together for Sol-West convention in John Day in August.

Otherwise I like what I see.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 12:03   #4
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home brew bio

can I vote again? home brew bio

thirdsy? home brew bio
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Old June 16th, 2010, 15:12   #5
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LOL @ tongboy.
ok.. 1 vote for home brew bio. Mack, we'll keep you in mind if we decide to go that route.
Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming!
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Old June 16th, 2010, 16:15   #6
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damn, now i'm going to have to go register a few more accounts and have them all vote bio too
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I think the IP leak topic would be valuable.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 12:04   #8
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I like the basic maintenance things, I vote for intake cleaning and fluid flushes!
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 12:16   #9
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An intake cleaning demo would be fabulous to see, and would it make sense to clean out the exhaust from all that soot that may be collected in there from all the years of driving. I'm sure most of it is blown through but I am wondering if the exhaust system does get a bit congested over time.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 17:18   #10
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Quote:
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I like the basic maintenance things, I vote for intake cleaning and fluid flushes!
I second this! Intake Cleaning!
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Old July 15th, 2010, 23:07   #11
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good information to know. keep the votes flowing!
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Old July 16th, 2010, 15:31   #12
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How about R&R and adjustment of a VNT actuator?

I'll second basic maintenance items, even something as basic as an oil change, air filter change, and fuel filter change. Those of us who have been doing oil changes since we were 12 don't need the help, but Newbies and not-so-newbies might like to see how to properly do an oil change without draining the ATF or differential. Plus, a fuel filter can be a little tricky the first time.

GP troubleshooting and R&Ring?
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Old July 20th, 2010, 20:53   #13
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Adjustment of VNT actuator is a great idea! With R/R thrown in for old frozen up units, that covers a lot of potential problems on MKIV's. Good idea!
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Old July 21st, 2010, 10:12   #14
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I don't know how many others might come, but what about a "Getting to Know Your TDI" session for newbies? Not only where all these parts are on your vehicle or how to make adjustments but why you need to maintain them.

Or maybe a review of the aftermarket equipment and why you might or might not want them. I have no idea what a shifter or different muffler would do for me.

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Old July 21st, 2010, 21:37   #15
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Since these cars all have turbo's a good class on how far you can go with repairs would be great and associated indications of problems.
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