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TDIFest 2010 Discussion about TDIFest 2010 on the Labour Day weekend (September 3-5th, 2010) .

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Old July 24th, 2010, 00:41   #16
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I'll vote for a general "get to know your Tdi" session where everyday issues are covered, turbo lifespan and lifespans of various components discussed, what kinds of problems to watch out for on various MY's...

Phillip, I'd love to see you do a VNT adjustment session. It could help a lot of people.

I would like to sit on a home-brew biodiesel panel and offer chemistry insights. I don't do homebrew sadly, as I don't have garage or time, so I can't help much with details of plumbing. But I am a professional chemist and I can model the reaction and point out some highlights and insights that a lot of people could benefit from.

So if there's a 3 person panel with the others presenting some of the 'how to' info on how they set put their rigs together, etcetera, that would be cool if I could join in and answer chemical questions. In my experience, this reaction is very poorly understood by the vast majority of so-called experts, and there are pitfalls to avoid if you understand it better--and your product quality and consistency will increase hugely.

I would address reaction basics, step-wise reactions, and show some engineering insights on how to make nature work with you, instead of trying to beat your biodiesel into submission with brute force, like a lot of people are want to do.

If there is any interest in this idea please let me know and we can put together a syllabus. Also, if people would put lists of what questions/concerns and areas of learning they'd like in a biodiesel session, that would really rock.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 10:02   #17
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I vote for Vag-Com 101, and also 102 (or 201, whatever). IOW, VCDS basics and more advanced VCDS functions (like logging and graphing).

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Old July 24th, 2010, 14:22   #18
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A get to know your TDI would be good... Which main engine components are which, easy general maintenance under the hood and around the car, and maybe how to check for signs of problems (fluid leaks, cracked timing belt, etc.) General maintenace is good for everyone at all skill levels and would be perfect for the event. General maintenance ideas....Fluids flush/change, fuel filter change, oil change, cabin filter change, ventectomy, cleaning sunroof drains, brake changes, lubricating hinges, seat removals for cleaning, replacing interior/exterior bulbs, skid plate removal/install...
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Old July 24th, 2010, 21:58   #19
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Keep the ideas coming. The time is limited and guru's are limited, but we will try out best. thanks for your support.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 16:01   #20
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how about schedule 30 min with a guru to look over concerns with my car.

I'd even donate 25/50/$100 to TDI fest to get 1-on-1 with a guru for 15/30/60 min to get opinions on certain aspects of my car and future maintenance plans.

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Old August 4th, 2010, 18:07   #21
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What!?! It's a B5.5 TDI. You are hoping for a positive opinion?


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Old August 5th, 2010, 00:01   #22
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I got a "Tech Session" idea ....

"The Clicking in my Dashboard is driving me Crazy..."

On the other hand...

I do like the Vag-Com sessions, maybe they could be split up (or have more than one session), say like:

Vag-Com for Beginners (those just getting into it or are afraid to mess up)

Intermediate Vag-Com (for more experienced persons that want to learn more)

Just a thought.

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Old August 10th, 2010, 23:58   #23
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Here's our current list of Tech Session Topics, for those interested.
* Stripped glow Plugs
* Wiring Diagrams
* Intake Cleaning (A4)
* Injection Pump Seal Replacement
* PD Lifter Checks

it is subject to change, but as things get ironed out, we'll continue to update.
Hope to see you there!
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Old August 11th, 2010, 11:13   #24
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nice list of topics. Will they all be occurring at the same time or is the some stagger?
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Old August 12th, 2010, 15:32   #25
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nice list of topics. Will they all be occurring at the same time or is the some stagger?
Times will be staggered over a 4-ish hour period on Saturday afternoon.
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Here's our current list of Tech Session Topics, for those interested.
* Stripped glow Plugs
* Wiring Diagrams
* Intake Cleaning (A4)
* Injection Pump Seal Replacement
* PD Lifter Checks

it is subject to change, but as things get ironed out, we'll continue to update.
Hope to see you there!

Really? ....... I would have gone with the fundamentals of Air Conditioning & rehab/troubleshooting problems as it applies across a broader spectrum of tdi models and thus more owners ...... and it is still hot out there.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 19:30   #27
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She may have missed your offer to volunteer your time and knowledge to expound on such an important subject.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 19:45   #28
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She may have missed your offer to volunteer your time and knowledge to expound on such an important subject.
Sorry Lug Nut, I thought this was an open thread requesting ideas for possible topics for the betterment of those that are able to attend the West Coast Fest. In that spirit, I made a suggestion and was not looking to provoke responses like yours.
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Old August 13th, 2010, 20:41   #29
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The thread was started back in June with that specific intent, but this close to the event is a bit late to be criticising the subjects chosen and saying that other subjects would be more appropriate.
The subject you suggested is fine. The timing of your suggestion could have been better.
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The organizers are working hard and doing a good job.

However, if anyone wants to step forward and offer a comprehensive topic, I'll happily give you my slot.

I'd love to stand back, watch, and kvetch.
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