New England Hoedown the Sequel! 6/30/2012

dieselyeti

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GAAAAAHHHH... I found this thread too late... Had the stealership change the oil on Saturday. And 2Round is only about an hour or so away. DOH!! *stamps foot*

Oh, the humanity :(

Trading in the Yeti for a new Passat TDI at Langhorne VW in a few weeks. Keepin' it in the family - it'll be TDI #3, VW#5.
 

VeeDubTDI

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GAAAAAHHHH... I found this thread too late... Had the stealership change the oil on Saturday. And 2Round is only about an hour or so away. DOH!! *stamps foot*

Oh, the humanity :(

Trading in the Yeti for a new Passat TDI at Langhorne VW in a few weeks. Keepin' it in the family - it'll be TDI #3, VW#5.
You're going to love the Passat! Just put 1500 miles on ours in the last four days. :D
 

Campbellonh

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If I replace ball joints there, is there a shop fairly close by (open on Sundays) that I could go to for an alignment before driving home? Its probably not a good idea for me to drive several hundred miles before getting it aligned. Trying to plan ahead.
 

Abacus

That helpful B4 guy
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An alignment for ball joints? There is only one way they fit on a B4 and there is no adjustment, the adjustment comes from the struts and the tie rod end. If replacing a tie rod end I could see an alignment may be warranted (but often I just count the number of turns or take a measurement), but not a ball joint.

Anyone know if Rich Tremblay will be there? If he is, we'll have 3 TDI's with over 400K on them.
 

bhtooefr

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The B4 doesn't use the three nuts to attach the ball joint to the control arm? Because on the VWs I've dealt with with that setup, it is slightly adjustable there, I thought.
 

Abacus

That helpful B4 guy
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The B4 doesn't use the three nuts to attach the ball joint to the control arm? Because on the VWs I've dealt with with that setup, it is slightly adjustable there, I thought.
It does use 3 nuts to attach. I guess I never noticed if the holes were elongated (if they are, it's not by much) and wonder if it's manufacturing tolerances. I checked in the Bentley and it makes no mention of setting a measurement when installing or doing an alignment afterward. I have done a bunch of them, never done an alignment, and never had any ill effects.

But I suppose it's good to err on the side of caution. I suppose the ball joint could have slightly different tolerances to it as well, which is something else to consider.
 
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MikeS_18

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Anyone know if Rich Tremblay will be there? If he is, we'll have 3 TDI's with over 400K on them.
I have my weekly appt with Dr Rich tomorrow afternoon. I'll check in with him and ask.
 

Hamsterdiesel

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NH
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Wait a minute....Hoedown? Squeakquel? I think maybe I can't make this "event"



Ummm...I was thinking more like this:



or should we say "skunkquel"???



Hey Mike - be sure to say hi to T Red for us...;):eek:
 

TooRoundTDI

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If I replace ball joints there, is there a shop fairly close by (open on Sundays) that I could go to for an alignment before driving home? Its probably not a good idea for me to drive several hundred miles before getting it aligned. Trying to plan ahead.
I don't think anything will be open on Sunday but just doing the ball joints and nothing else you should be ok to get home at least. Last time I did the control arm bushings and ball joints on my MK3 when I brought it in for an alignment nothing needed to be adjusted except they found a bent axle stud in the back that I didn't know about.
 

Campbellonh

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The Bentley says to mark installation position, and if replaced set to center of elongated hole and check toe. I assumed that meant to get an alignment. I haven't done this before.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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Is Lug_Nut coming to this event? He's a master at marking and putting B4s back together to minimize alignment changes.
 

Cooper

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Looks like we aren't going to make it this year. It was a lot of fun last year.

We're meeting a friend from NJ in New Haven for the day on Saturday. We're thinking of going to the wooden boat show at Mystic Seaport on Sunday.
 

MineoTDI

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Just found this thread. I've been enjoying working on my TDI for the past 6 months and would love to meet up with others who share that enjoyment.
But where is this going to be? haha can't seem to find it.
 

VeeDubTDI

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I just texted Tim to find out the address - no response - perhaps he's sleeping! :eek:
 

TooRoundTDI

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I almost forgot! . My neighbor is also having a party so you'll have to keep driving past that one and I'll also put a sign at the end of my driveway. Also, just a heads up yesterday they put down tar and loose gravel to "resurface" the road. Its short, just the part from Main St to my house but if you have nice paint and are worried about it you might want to take your "beater" car if you have one.
 
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MikeS_18

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What's the best route in from Eastern Mass? I got off RT84 in Stafford Springs last year but it seemed a little too "over the river and through the woods."
 

VeeDubTDI

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If I get tar on the Passat I'm gonna come after you. :p

Car is packed and ready to go! Leaving here at 7am. Jason and GeekDrew will be heading up around noon.

BRUSSELS - I see you reading the thread. Want to meet up and have a mileage war? Passat vs. Passat?
 

burpod

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yay, more tar for the rabbit!!! lol
 

onlyinabeetle

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I would bring the beetle but she has a cel intermittent, haven't scanned her yet. And my new car has a lovely dent on the fender now :( We found a dead bird right by the car, not sure if thats the suspect yet ...
 

VeeDubTDI

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We can diagnose that CEL if you bring Lumpy. :eek:
 

onlyinabeetle

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hey, don't judge lumpy!!! LOL I am driving her to work today to see if it comes back on again. I have the code already.
 

Hamsterdiesel

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I almost forgot!. My neighbor is also having a party so you'll have to keep driving past that one and I'll also put a sign at the end of my driveway. Also, just a heads up yesterday they put down tar and loose gravel to "resurface" the road. Its short, just the part from Main St to my house but if you have nice paint and are worried about it you might want to take your "beater" car if you have one.
I forget who did it first, but an empty diesel can put out by the road is a very distinctive marker for a TDI GTG vs the neighbor's party...

Black car coming - tar? What tar?:cool:
 
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BeetleGo

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I used to live on a road that got tarred regularly. It's amazing how people slow down a LOT when the tar's fresh~! Drive slow and no tar gets kicked up. :)
 
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