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    FS: Downpipe and Cat for A4 TDI

    LOL. :o OMG...my bad. Sorry guys. I had so many half-baked plans and had bought so much crap that I totally forgot what the heck this was. It IS a 1.8T converter....it's all coming back to me now: this was from my 1.8T into Rabbit Convertible obsession/pipedream. Mods please delete!
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    FS: Downpipe and Cat for A4 TDI

    Used OEM downpipe and Catalytic Converter. I bought this a few years ago...at the time I was told it was from a pretty new car (like a 2003?). I was going to use this for my TDI Scirrocco (I was considering coverting my AHU motor to use a VNT and so wanted to newer style downpipe). Well, I...
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    Weight Does matter?

    I think I saw that! Hilarious. For mileage, the aero at highway speeds is hugely important (it increases per the Square of the speed, so after a while it starts ballooning the faster you go). Weight matters only in that it takes more energy to accelerate a heavier car, but once at speed the...
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    Weight Does matter?

    I underestimated the effect of weight on fuel economy. I recently changed swapped my TDI Drivetrain from a '91 Jetta into an '84 Scirocco. Here's the deal: While it doesn't look so, the Jetta in fact has much better aerodynamics than the slippery *looking* scirocco. However, the car was pretty...
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    Bizzarre Code(s). My vag-com wont' translate this one!

    could be "confused". This VAG setup has worked flawlessly on a few other vehicles...but for whatever reason, it's never been able to communicate with this vehicle gracefully. Often won't pull up the codes/dies cause of communication errors. Not sure, but I can believe there could be...
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    Bizzarre Code(s). My vag-com wont' translate this one!

    I don't have it handy...it's getting pretty long in the tooth though. Probably about 3 years? But his is an 1998 Tdi...so the code itself shouldn't be anything new right?
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    Bizzarre Code(s). My vag-com wont' translate this one!

    OK, the first is a no brainer, but has anyone seen the last three? The last one doesn't even have a description. Has anyone seen that one before?? Thanks in advance for any info or insight --Chris 00560 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation System 17-10 - Control Difference - Intermittent...
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    WTB: Epsilonian Device (for an A3/AHU if that matters)

    I actually have a RCII/III. Who knows? This might even already be set to allow for no egr. The car isn't yet operational, but if you block off the egr the ECM won't see any change in the MAF reading when it expects to (i.e. when the EGR valve is opened). I guess we'll see?
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    WTB: Epsilonian Device (for an A3/AHU if that matters)

    If in fact, this "device" exists. I have an AHU motor (but I think it probably doesn't matter)?
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    WTB: Working EGR valve

    OK..confirmed. I need the EGR valve for an A4
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    WTB: Working EGR valve

    I forget..is the EGR valve a separate piece on the A4? I'm looking for one of these -- a working standalone EGR valve to play with A4 style. Anyone have one for sale? --Chris
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    Help Request! Have your Bentley handy??

    Help me understand... 270ft lbs + 60 degree ... 320 times? Does not compute...what the hell is that for? Then again, you are a rocket builder for reputable brand.
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    Help Request! Have your Bentley handy??

    So it's ok to use an impact? Thanks a lot...That's a huge help!! I took an initial stab at doing it the hard way...Yikes...that'd take some serious torque.
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    Help Request! Have your Bentley handy??

    Yes...Good point. Which is why I WON'T be finishing my clutch tonight
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