Recent content by Nuje

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    11,033 Mile Road Trip

    Again - epic! (So, I'm guessing this is more than just a little side-hobby if you're rocking state-of-the-art 19th century gear. :D )
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    11,033 Mile Road Trip

    (And again - your composition and camera settings are exquisite (e.g., below); if you don't do this professionally, I'd think that's a solid Plan B when your current gig runs its course. 👍)
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    11,033 Mile Road Trip

    This (I'm guessing photography) hardware (bottom right) showed up in a few of your photos; what exactly is this?
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    Is a better hand-brake upgrade possible or available ?

    Maybe pull off one of the calipers and see if the parking brake actually ratchets the caliper piston (?). With the caliper off the rotor / carrier, remove the parking brake cable and you should be able to pull the little lever on the caliper that holds the PB cable with your hand and watch the...
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    Is a better hand-brake upgrade possible or available ?

    Have you pulled apart the centre armrest console and adjusted the 10mm nut that's on the rod holding the cradle which "cradles" the cable-ends? Get the rear end up in the air (chock the front of course so it doesn't roll away). Release parking brake - do both wheels spin? Pull parking brake...
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    11,033 Mile Road Trip

    Truly epic! Well done. (And to Andy's point above - I don't think anyone is going to complain about more photos; not only was it a great trip, you obviously know a thing or two about composing and taking exceptional photos!) Just looking at the last photo - looks like you just popped the tent...
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    Free shipping in Canada today! (Tuesdays in October)

    Just one more Free Shipping Tuesday remaining in October. Shoot me a pm if you're looking for something.
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    G60/VR6 Sachs Kit slipping

    You can certainly drive in the higher gears, but just avoid accelerating hard in those gears. For example, feel free to drive in 5th gear at 100km/h, but if you need to quickly pass someone while driving at 100km/h....don't.
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    Bad Belt Tensioner?

    I'd check the alternator pulley first - make sure it's able to "freewheel" in one direction; that's a more common issue with serpentine belt roughness. Remove the belt. Lock the alternator (put a screwdriver in it to prevent it from turning. See if you can freely move the pulley one direction...
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    The NARFmobile, My 2001 Golf TDI

    It's so bizarre. Even as of November 8, we'll be able to enter the US simply with proof of double-vax. But to get back *INTO* Canada (for Canadians....who obviously proved double-vax to leave), we need that *PLUS* a negative PCR test (at $200-$300) within the 72hr. window prior to re-entering. 🤔...
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    FS MKIV Jetta GLI Recaro seats. Heated, that's right, Heated.

    Yep - this is a more-than-fair price! 👍 How's the driver side outer side bolsters - the padding on those has a tendency to wear down and the metal substructure pushes through; is the padding still good there?
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    Folks.. this cant be this hard... or can it?

    I just pulled the turbo off a car that had similar-sounding low-boost issue (although, not the intermittency). While the VNT actuator moved smoothly within recommended vacuum parameters upon first inspection, after looking at it a few more times, I thought that the range of motion of the arm...
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    Can lock either IP, or cam....not both.

    Yep. Just lock the cam and flywheel, loosen the three IP bolts, use the 22mm wrench to turn it so that the locking pin slides in (it's a *REALLY* snug fit), then proceed with the task at hand. (Edit: Tighten the IP bolts once you get locking pin in, counter holding with the 22mm wrench)
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    Shifter weight orientation

    Yep - there's a bunch of little teeth on the shifter, with one section (somewhere around 10o'clock when viewed from above and shifter in neutral, IIRC) that is roughly double-width.
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    FS: Parting out ALH Stage 3 setup

    The 5yr. follow-up! Haven't seen that one before. :D