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Old April 16th, 2012, 14:01   #31
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Well I hope you will have some glamour shots of your ride when you do.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:00   #32
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I know need to update the signature but I just hit 427K last week. head was replaced at 112K due to original owner not changing timing belt, Dash cluster at 115K(new one says 312K) clutch at 323K due to throwout bearing failure(clutch was still fine but replaced anyway), one seal in IP, other than that some suspension and brakes a few times ya know the usual stuff is about all it has needed. Clear coat has been peeling for a few years and rust has really came in strong the past year or so....seats are still in great condition though. and as others have said drivers side window issues over and over. I love it though and looking forward to the half million mile mark.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:02   #33
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No offense, but talking about high mileage tdis is like talking about red apples. We know.
what else can we talk about...additives that some people swear by....and others think are snake oil.?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:08   #34
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what else can we talk about...additives that some people swear by....and others think are snake oil.?
I should have added that...I put a little power service(white) in every tank. when jasontdi replaced the top seal on my IP he said it was the cleanest one he had ever seen.....changed fuel filter at same time and it had 60K on it and he could not believe it was as good as it was. if it had anything to do with the PS or not i'm sticking with it.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:17   #35
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love this thread....hope you guys keep piling on the miles..the best to all of you. great stories.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 14:51   #36
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At the end of May 2012, I will be moving to a new house that will be about 2.2 miles away from work. I'll be riding my bike in the summer. I will have to look for a scenic route home at least once a week in the winter, just to warm it up.
I really don't think that I will live long enough to get much over 300k, let alone 400k.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:49   #37
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Well, just joined the club last weekend.



This is the most recent picture I have of it, at about 395K (I'd just washed it).



The new badges are on order and should arrive anytime.

I replaced the head at 393K due to a leaking head gasket, and since I had a spare in the barn, I had Franko6 do a refresh on it and add a cam while he was at it. There was nothing wrong with the old head other than the miles on it. The injectors I just had Kerma replace with some PP520's, and I've done a lot of work on it over the years, preferring to do the work myself. Basically, whenever something needed replacing, it got upgraded rather than staying with the same stock parts. The turbo, IP, and bottom end are all still original. I also add 2 cycle oil and Power Service to every tank and the IP looked great when I resealed it around 385K. My last tank yielded 49.8 mpg and I don't drive it easy. I work 30 miles away and am not a courier, so the 38-40K I put on a year are just around upper New England.

Needless to say, it scoots right along now. Headed for 500K as long as no one totals it.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 10:23   #38
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I have 491 and change on mine. Replaced the turbo once, original clutch and all the other basics. Just had the Hammer bod done 15K ago, so I cannot wait for winter to see if it improves the cold starting issues. Mine is not a beauty queen due to salt and cinders in the winter, contruction and contruction trucks in the summers. It only gets washed when it rains.

My hat is off to everyone who drives these things.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 11:10   #39
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Joined the club last night:


This is my most recent photo. It was taken Thursday on my way home from a 1300+ mile business trip which paid me $0.555/mile:


The head has never been removed, the original cam looked great when it came out to be replaced with a Colt Stage II cam a year ago, and it had the original waterpump until about a month ago when it finally developed some shaft play.

I've considered having my spare head rebuilt with improvements. But there's something kind of cool about being able to say, "the head's never been off the car," which translates to "no rebuilds."


I'm awaiting my updated trunk badge:




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Old September 23rd, 2012, 13:14   #40
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Where'd you get that badge? That should be on sale here. There are plenty of folks who get over the 50 mph mark REGULARLY. Just sayin'.

I still remember your daughter in the car at the '04 Fest in Boston. What a look of pleasure on her face as you went through the marked parking lot run! Hangin' with her dad. I wonder if she'll get this car when she's old enough~!
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 14:23   #41
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It's a custom badge at GoBadges.com. I don't make a cent from the sales. I just made the graphic and had them put it into a standard "grille badge" format. They used to have my 350k design displayed on their site. I guess they removed it if it wasn't selling. I have mine mounted in place of the rear VW emblem.



Regarding my daughter and her joy of riding in the car, check out THIS VIDEO of her first ride-along in an actual autocross event. She was nine. It still makes me smile. I'd upload the video to YouTube. But the music protection stuff blocks the sound. I feel the song is fitting for the occasion and chose to just host the larger version on my website.

No, I don't expect she'll get my car. I like it too much! We'll see if it's still around when she's 16 and whether I still feel the same. But she currently wants to get a Mk3 "just like mine" to drive when she's old enough. I can deal with that.

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Old September 23rd, 2012, 14:28   #42
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I'd like to have one of those trunk badges too!
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 15:59   #43
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I'll e-mail them to see if they'll make my design public for a while.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 17:34   #44
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Sounds great, thanks!
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Old September 24th, 2012, 17:00   #45
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My badge HERE.
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