MN Chat Thread

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Top Post Dawg
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02 golf ALH
Pretty sweet deal as East Central Energy gave me $1000 to install the level 2 charger and then when done cut the price of electricity in half (during non-peak hours).
Nice. I've got service from them up in pine county, the $35 "service fee" is the bulk of my electric bill, I use maybe $5-10 of electric in a month, rofl
Been thinking about asking them about adding a couple solar panels to cancel out the service fee. Haven't got around to it yet.

Figured out that the golf/jetta on waste oil is about that same 2 cents a mile, figuring on the timing belts and engine oil consumed. Just sucks because it smokes white no matter what I do. Kinda thought about glomming an IDI head and set of pistons in, they don't smoke white on the waste oil as bad.
 

GlowBugTDI

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2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Figured out that the golf/jetta on waste oil is about that same 2 cents a mile, figuring on the timing belts and engine oil consumed. Just sucks because it smokes white no matter what I do. Kinda thought about glomming an IDI head and set of pistons in, they don't smoke white on the waste oil as bad.
Huh? (scratches head). what are you trying to do/doing? your running the car on waste oil, plain oil?
 

[486]

Top Post Dawg
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TDI
02 golf ALH
Huh? (scratches head). what are you trying to do/doing? your running the car on waste oil, plain oil?
I run used ATF thinned with gasoline. It smokes white pretty bad though, and needs starting fluid on every cold start, so overall would not recommend it.

I justify it in that my car sees 70 mi of freeway nearly every time I start it, and nearly no city driving, so it ain't advertising for emissions laws too badly.
Also thought about tossing propane into the intake to clear the smoke up. Haven't tried it yet.
 

GlowBugTDI

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I run used ATF thinned with gasoline. It smokes white pretty bad though, and needs starting fluid on every cold start, so overall would not recommend it.

I justify it in that my car sees 70 mi of freeway nearly every time I start it, and nearly no city driving, so it ain't advertising for emissions laws too badly.
Also thought about tossing propane into the intake to clear the smoke up. Haven't tried it yet.
haha, ok i see. I'm assuming that's in a gasser? Have you tried dot 3 brake fluid before?
 

[486]

Top Post Dawg
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02 golf ALH
I'm pretty much stuck on ALH motors, got one BEW but with a cracked head and a trashed transmission we don't really talk about that one lol
I wouldn't even try brake fluid, what with how hygroscopic that stuff is. Also my only experience with it burning is that it makes an absolutely astounding amount of white smoke.
 

GlowBugTDI

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I'm pretty much stuck on ALH motors, got one BEW but with a cracked head and a trashed transmission we don't really talk about that one lol
I wouldn't even try brake fluid, what with how hygroscopic that stuff is. Also my only experience with it burning is that it makes an absolutely astounding amount of white smoke.
ok interesting, never heard of running gas mix in a tdi. It's possible for a gas car to run on the stuff but idk about long term. You can keep about the same fuel mileage (supposedly) but it smells terrible. I agree on the ALH motors though I've never worked on any of the other tdi's. My brothers grand prix blew a torque converter few weeks back, and he doesn't really trust our 91 s10 after we have had two breakdowns this winter (we just did head gaskets, and now im doing a clutch slave cylinder today). I'm trying to convince him to get a newer tdi as he's doing a lot of driving, but he likes big engine power.

On another note yesterday I went to go and start the car up and all i got was slow rotations. Plugged er in for two hours and "pop clunk clunk" yep happy engine. Guess I'll be looking at a larger battery when I'm ready for my next one. GreenGeeker told me last summer I'd be needing to get an even larger one, and should relocate my PS reservoir (Thanks man). Now I have a project for this summer or next, so yay.
 

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Top Post Dawg
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02 golf ALH
Guess I'll be looking at a larger battery when I'm ready for my next one. GreenGeeker told me last summer I'd be needing to get an even larger one, and should relocate my PS reservoir (Thanks man). Now I have a project for this summer or next, so yay.
The NB is pretty harsh on an upsized battery
you can get one in there but you're going to lose some skin off your fingers getting it in there lol
g/j you can just plop anything in there, I was running a group 49 out of a sprinter van for a while, iirc it's an H8? didn't even fit in the tray, just held in by gravity, the fender, headlight, airbox and the upper radiator hose, lol
 

GlowBugTDI

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ya mine is tight. I have to squeeze it in there just right or move the PS reservoir for a minute till its in.
 

GlowBugTDI

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$2000 obo. 2003 golf, white. rust free, 180,000 miles (ad claims). blown turbo. Could turn out to be something good if people are looking....
 
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