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    MN Chat Thread

    Currently there is an add on for a Red 2003 VW Beetle TDI. Ad does not list VIN and I have not been able to get the VIN from the individual. Warning, I believe that is my old TDI that was totaled last summer after hitting a deer. If you checkout the vehicle and the...
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    Anyone still have their TDI's?

    Still have the green machine. She is less that 100 miles from 327k miles. She is slowly rusting away. But has been a good backup car. Replaced with a 2003 Beetle TDI with only 114k miles last June. One year later, just a few weeks ago deer jumped out and totaled the front end. I feel like a...
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    MN Chat Thread

    Sorry I have been on vacation and did not see this sooner. Insurance had it picked up the next day anyway. has the car on their site. I just checked. It is Lot # 38232428 but it is not up for auction yet.
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    MN Chat Thread

    Buy back was only $320. With only 125k on the odometer.
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    MN Chat Thread

    It is with deep regret that I am letting go of my 2003 Red Beetle. She had a mishap with a deer about a week ago. Insurance is totaling the car out. I was going to buy back but we checked her out and there is too much frame damage in front and the body shop will not touch it. Goodbye Betty!
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    MN Chat Thread

    OK, just wondering if someone on here traded in an '03 Red Beetle to Luther's?
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    MN Chat Thread

    300k mark Well it has taken over 14 years but I finally rolled her over 300k on the way to work yesterday.:D Never would have thought I would still enjoy driving her for this long.
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    TDIFest 2016 location discussion

    New Years day in Minnesota Minnesota on New Years Day. Hmmm, we could rent the new stadium. Watch college football on the big screens. Controlled environment to keep our cars warm. Tailgate outside if we wanted. But gosh darn it, I did not have the winning power ball ticket to pay for it. But...
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    MN Chat Thread

    Update - Let the car sit for a couple weeks to dry out, but still the light was on. Thinking I had fried the alternator and not wanting to travel far. I contacted FL Abra where I have my been very happy with their body work for a recommendation on where they take their clients cars for...
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    MN Chat Thread

    Stan, let me know if you get anywhere with Inver Grove. They gave me the run a round on the fender TSB.
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    MN Chat Thread

    Sunday night I got stuck in Forest Lake when that storm passed through. Waited until it was almost done. Then went from Applebees to SA. Going through parking lot at the old Rainbow I got caught in a small urban flood. Water came up to the hood. I powered out of it thank goodness. But now I have...
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    Shocked and sadden to here this news. Brad was the first person I met at the first GTG I attended at Newguys place many years ago. He knew alot and always was there at a GTG to lend a hand if needed. Wow, I have to think about this. Appleton, I think I will have to pay my respects there later...
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    How much are you paying at the pump?

    Yesterday I saw $3.59 for Diesel and it was the same price as the gasoline. It has been years since I saw that.
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    VW Pickup?

    I would love to fly to South America and drive one back, if I could keep it. My neighbor works at the F@rd plant in St. Paul and we have often talked about the Ranger being made elsewhere and available with a diesel.
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    MN Chat Thread

    Got my new injectors installed. DBW suggested I change from the PP520's to the DLC 1019. I trust him, so I will let you know how they work out.
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    TDIFest 2012, Where will it be?

    Wouldn't it be nice to get a listing of all the TDI owners with 150 miles of each fest to send out invites.
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    MN Chat Thread

    I have always felt that having a metal skid plate was one of the best upgrades I ever made to my car. Have had a couple close calls over the years. One being a piece of firewood that came off a truck within a couple blocks of home. Another being a semi-truck tire that came off in the fog. Wife...
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    Tdi Pickup Trucks And Vans In Mexico

    I thought I was imagining, but I took pictures. Was in Puerto Vallarta in January and saw 3 Eurovans within a couple blocks, two parked and one driving by. All TDI's.
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    Engine Misfire / Studder at Cruising Speeds

    I have been having same intermittent problem, always after car is up to temp. Wife was following me last night and asked if I had problem at a certain point on way home. When I indicated yes she said she could smell Diesel fuel real bad. Would a leaking or sticking injector cause this??
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    MN Chat Thread

    vbroamer, Check out Frost heater, he is in the Vendor area. I drove the first 6 or so years in a cold car first thing in the winter mornings. Now I have a Frost Heater and the car starts easier and I have heat right away.