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Old January 3rd, 2012, 06:27   #46
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was this car a conversion?



or did another of the super rare B5 TDIs show up? wagon even
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 06:41   #47
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It's a conversion. It started out as a 1.8T, now it's an AHU with a V6 gas transmission.

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Old January 3rd, 2012, 06:42   #48
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I believe it was a 1.8T originally, based on the vacuum routing sticker on the core support. Instrument cluster is the gasser cluster, too.

Edit: Ah, didn't know about the transmission. Really, the V6 gearing won't be bad for that, IIRC.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:34   #49
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Great to see you both. Jason, I should be annoyed with you: I'm searching for W126s now. That's a lovely car. Are two old Mercedes too many?
Funny you should mention it... we have a nice 1991 350SDL for sale!

I could probably be persuaded into parting with the 1987 300SDL, too... if you want to start a collection of money pits. We can work out a good deal on both.

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Old January 3rd, 2012, 09:14   #50
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Hrmmmm.....
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Old April 20th, 2012, 20:09   #51
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Time for an update!

Today we drove to Michigan for Jason's sister's wedding. 510 miles in 8 hours with one stop for lunch. The TDI was averaging 50+ MPG for the first half of the trip - mountains and no A/C. It dropped to about 47 for the second half - flat roads in Ohio + A/C, then no A/C and a lead foot through Michgan. It's amazing how much elevation changes can help fuel economy.

Tomorrow night is the rehearsal dinner and the wedding is on Sunday. We'll do some Fest planning stuff on Monday morning and head back home around noon.

As soon as we get home on Monday, it's off to bed because we have another road trip on Tuesday up to Langhorne, PA to pick up our new Passat!

Stay tuned for updates.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 10:12   #52
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Time for an update!

Today we drove to Michigan for Jason's sister's wedding. 510 miles in 8 hours with one stop for lunch. The TDI was averaging 50+ MPG for the first half of the trip - mountains and no A/C. It dropped to about 47 for the second half - flat roads in Ohio + A/C, then no A/C and a lead foot through Michgan. It's amazing how much elevation changes can help fuel economy.

Tomorrow night is the rehearsal dinner and the wedding is on Sunday. We'll do some Fest planning stuff on Monday morning and head back home around noon.

As soon as we get home on Monday, it's off to bed because we have another road trip on Tuesday up to Langhorne, PA to pick up our new Passat!

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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:07   #53
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Adding Langhorne as a stop on this trip doesn't save any time. It would add 7.5 hours, which is exactly what it is round trip from our house.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:12   #54
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We are at TheSpatulaOfLove's house doing some diagnostic work on his new Beater Bug. Cheap transportation for his wife to drive in Detroit since her minivan got broken into the last time she parked in the city.

It's a 01M and is making a vibration between 40 and 60 mph, so we're going to put it on VCDS and check for torque converter slip.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 20:32   #55
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Turns out the vibration is torque converter slip. Not good!

Wedding rehearsal and dinner were great. I got to meet all of Jason's family and we all had a great time.

Tomorrow is wedding day and then the reception at The Henry Ford.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 22:00   #56
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The wedding was amazing and the reception at the Henry Ford was just incredible.

Here are some highlights.





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Old April 22nd, 2012, 23:21   #57
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Looks like we will be heading through a blizzard tomorrow and we already took the snow tires off of our car. If anyone in the Detroit area has a set of snow tires we can borrow, let me know!!

The Weather Channel is calling for a foot or more of snow.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 06:53   #58
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 06:57   #59
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Looks like we will be heading through a blizzard tomorrow and we already took the snow tires off of our car. If anyone in the Detroit area has a set of snow tires we can borrow, let me know!!

The Weather Channel is calling for a foot or more of snow.
Come up to beautiful flint and I've got four snow tires balanced and ready to rock. They're Shizzler's old ones IIRC.

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