MN Chat Thread

DivineChaos

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Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Location
Minnesota
TDI
mk6 jetta sportwagen tdi
Strange. Second time in a rowy battery's been too low after 8 hrs. Bought this AGM less than a year ago.
 

fatmobile

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Jul 16, 2019
Location
north iowa
TDI
an ALH M-TDI in a MK2, a 2000 Jetta, 2003 wagon
Your car looks like it's eye is hanging out of it's socket but still has a kind of a silly smile.
Sorry to see it happen to you. Did you slide into someone?
 

GlowBugTDI

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Joined
Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Your car looks like it's eye is hanging out of it's socket but still has a kind of a silly smile.
Sorry to see it happen to you. Did you slide into someone?
Lol, ya does kind of look like that.
Pretty much. Light was green, I looked at the other lane (fast lane) which had traffic going pretty slow. Mine was wide open so i was watching to be sure nobody was thinking of pulling out in front of me for a couple seconds. Looked back and it was red. Hit the brakes and slid hitting the guy in front of me. Was driving about 35-40, and hit him doing roughly 15-20mph. Apparently I didn't pay enough attention to the light. Champlin, MN also has crappy concrete roads (non blacktop) that ive always had issues getting traction on so I've always tried to be careful driving through there. Had the roads not been slippery I would have been fine. Sadly didn't have anough time/traction to turn.
Tomorrow I'll assess the damages.
 

GlowBugTDI

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Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
I know for sure I'll need a intercooler, power steering resivior, oil pan I think? (have a mystery oil leak at the bottom). And upper plastic charge pipe (beetle specific)
And I don't know what else at this point.
 

prsa01

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Aug 16, 2000
Location
mpls,mn usa
TDI
14 jsw 6m, 96 B4v, miss my a4 :(
What a bummer! Sorry you're having to deal with this.

Hope damage is as minimal as possible and you can get and running with as little cost and inconvenience as can be.
 

GlowBugTDI

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Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
What a bummer! Sorry you're having to deal with this.

Hope damage is as minimal as possible and you can get and running with as little cost and inconvenience as can be.
Thanks, I'm just happy that both the other guy and I are ok. It could have been a lot worse.

Honestly never thought I'd be the cause of a collision. I wish the roads weren't so slick at the time too.
 

GlowBugTDI

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Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Glad you weren't hurt. Let me look in my pile of parts to see if I have anything. I know i have a few oil pans.

edit: red beetle listed at the Rosemount upull
Ok thanks. I'll probably head there tomorrow or Sunday and see if I can pull a decently color matched fender and bumper off it.

Current parts list:
Oil pan
IC, and upper ic plastic pipe (beetle specific pipe).
Beetle headlight bucket/bracket.

I pm'd a guy for the beetle specific parts on FB, but if anyone has any of these hit me up on here or my phone if you have my number.
 

prsa01

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Location
mpls,mn usa
TDI
14 jsw 6m, 96 B4v, miss my a4 :(
In my opinion it is WELL worth having dedicated snows on these cars. They are really pretty good snow cars with good tires.

We have lived at the bottom of a long curving hill for more years than I choose to admit and, before the snows, we had plenty of times we couldn't get out of our neighborhood.

I've had mostly blizzak that have worked well with our (suburban) mostly glazed snow/ice roads but wear very quickly. Have also had some generic continental winter tires that were OK but Def not as good as the blizzak for really slick conditions. One of the places you notice it most trying to stop where previous cars have slid and glazed the snow. Just exactly what it sounds like you encountered.

This will be my first winter with hakkapeliitta. In theory, they should wear better but may not be as good on ice. We'll see.
 
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GlowBugTDI

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2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Ya, I have snows. But really snow tires are only as good as the traction they meet and their tread depth. They don't help on ice or glazed conditions far as I have ever seen. I had blizzaks last year and I still had trouble getting traction I Champlin when taking off at times.
One problem is people think "I have AWD, and snow tires" and so they drive like its summer. ice don't care what you have, in the right conditions you can still spin out or slide. My dad has never boughten winter tires, and he hasn't been an accident in the years ive been alive. He also drives 50mi one way to work snow or not.

Sad thing in my case was the delay in noticing it turn red and the ice conditions. Thankfully I really didn't bunp the guy hard, but still sucks
 

DivineChaos

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Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Location
Minnesota
TDI
mk6 jetta sportwagen tdi
Does anyone per chance have a set of stock sport wagon rear springs? I stupidly threw mine out when I put my new set from ECS on. The rear springs are not up to the tax of hauling any weight. They've settled way way more than they should
 

[486]

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Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Location
MN
TDI
02 golf ALH
I've got a real rusty pair of stock mk4 wagon rears you could have, but nothing newer sadly.
 

DivineChaos

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Minnesota
TDI
mk6 jetta sportwagen tdi
I've got a real rusty pair of stock mk4 wagon rears you could have, but nothing newer sadly.
Anything probably be better than the lowering springs at this point. I found a set for an allroad that I believe will fit. Same rear end geometry just all wheel drive.
 

prsa01

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mpls,mn usa
TDI
14 jsw 6m, 96 B4v, miss my a4 :(
If anyone has a timing belt cover they would sell thats the last part I need.
***Since spoke with him and he doesn't have the tb cover, sorry

FYI there is someone on the mpls Craigslist auto section selling belly pans. When I contacted him, he does have some other pieces so might have that.

 
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TDICADDGUY

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Joined
Jul 4, 2007
Location
Blaine, MN
TDI
2012 BMW X5 35D
Anyone need a set of ALH injector cores? I have the original stock injectors from my car (automatic nozzles). I have no idea what they are worth, make me an offer.
 

GlowBugTDI

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Jul 20, 2018
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Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
***Since spoke with him and he doesn't have the tb cover, sorry

FYI there is someone on the mpls Craigslist auto section selling belly pans. When I contacted him, he does have some other pieces so might have that.

Ok, I emailed him yesterday and he had never responded so i guess that answers that
 

[486]

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Location
MN
TDI
02 golf ALH
Anyone need a set of ALH injector cores? I have the original stock injectors from my car (automatic nozzles). I have no idea what they are worth, make me an offer.
I dunno, I'd give you 20 bucks before they hit the trash can. Surely someone else will outbid me though.
 

MidwestLoon

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Joined
May 6, 2022
Location
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
TDI
2013 Passat
***Since spoke with him and he doesn't have the tb cover, sorry

FYI there is someone on the mpls Craigslist auto section selling belly pans. When I contacted him, he does have some other pieces so might have that.

Sad there is no Passat. Not sure if they transfer well. My belly pan is being held on by hopes and dreams
 
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