What did you do to your car today?

That Guy

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Location
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
TDI
2001 MKiv Golf TDI
I've got to replace my windshield again too. They get pitted...usually in spring, winter, and fall...with all the sand and crap that gets put on the roads for grip.

Funny...my front end and hood are protected with that 3M rock guard stuff, but my poor windshield gets pelted. This will be my second replacement since 2001...so not too bad I guess.
 

TDikook

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jun 15, 2003
Location
Biloxi, Ms
TDI
'06 Golf Anthracite Blue
I've got to replace my windshield again too. They get pitted...usually in spring, winter, and fall...with all the sand and crap that gets put on the roads for grip.

Funny...my front end and hood are protected with that 3M rock guard stuff, but my poor windshield gets pelted. This will be my second replacement since 2001...so not too bad I guess.
you are lucky, I am on my 5th windshield, and am going to have to replace it soon, i don't think the patches i keep putting on it are gonna make a difference.
 

Yvettes Sherpa

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2013
Location
Winchester CA
TDI
2013 Golf TDI
Saturday I did the VCDC mods for - Fogs plus high beams, DRL off with blinker, DRL light off on dash, Hillhold gone, Open and close windows with remote, Fourways on with ABS, Teardrop w/rear window wiper, and Celebration.

Today I'm going to change the blinker count and wash it.
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2002 Golf 6MT; 2015 Sportwagen 6MT; 2016 A3 e-tron 6DSG
After dumping / leaking at least 700mL of brake fluid onto my driveway while replacing clutch master cylinder, I ordered new o-ring, which was superseded by o-ring / nipple combo

(1K0798741)
THIRTY DOLLARS?!!?

But that worked. Popped in, clipped down, bolted down the clutch pedal bracket, bled --> done.
 
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DieselRacer

banned
Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Location
AZ-NV
TDI
BMW Advanced Diesel...2011 BMW 335d
Bought all fluids filters for a 50k overhaul, turned up my JBD tune box to 100%, washed and waxed the car, installed rubber floor mats, next will be hardwiring my Valintine 1...
 

Fixmy59bug

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2009
Location
Las Vegas, NV
TDI
2015 Passat TDI SE
I was tired of resting my forefinger in the hole at the bottom of the steering wheel. My finger naturally gravitates there when I grip the wheel at the bottom.

So I epoxied the hole closed and covered the whole trim piece in Carbon fiber to match the dash trim I wrapped earlier.

 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2002 Golf 6MT; 2015 Sportwagen 6MT; 2016 A3 e-tron 6DSG
Yesterday....coveted the MkVII GTI.
Stopped by my local dealer to pick up a part and sitting in the showroom was a 2015 GTI - totally optioned out (full leather and tech package - $3200 in options).

It was purrrrrrdy....but with an after-taxes/fees price of $42.5K, I'll be passing on that.

If this is the price of the GTI, I'm guessing a GTD (were it to actually arrive here), would come in at close to $45K.
(All prices CDN and include VW Canada's $1400 PDI/Freight, plus 12% taxes.)
 

Lensdude_com

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2004
Location
Edmonton, AB
TDI
99.5 MK4 Jetta (ALH) "Betty" (sold), 2005 MK4 Jetta (BEW) "Stinky-Pete"
I was tired of resting my forefinger in the hole at the bottom of the steering wheel. My finger naturally gravitates there when I grip the wheel at the bottom.
So I epoxied the hole closed and covered the whole trim piece in Carbon fiber to match the dash trim I wrapped earlier.
Where to rest your thumbs????
Look at all those BUTTONS ...beggin to be thumbed :D
 

WindsorFox

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2012
Location
Louisiana
TDI
2012 Jetta
Yesterday....coveted the MkVII GTI.
Stopped by my local dealer to pick up a part and sitting in the showroom was a 2015 GTI - totally optioned out (full leather and tech package - $3200 in options).

It was purrrrrrdy....but with an after-taxes/fees price of $42.5K, I'll be passing on that.

If this is the price of the GTI, I'm guessing a GTD (were it to actually arrive here), would come in at close to $45K.
(All prices CDN and include VW Canada's $1400 PDI/Freight, plus 12% taxes.)
Holy crap!!! $42K.
 

That Guy

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Location
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
TDI
2001 MKiv Golf TDI
Holy crap!!! $42K.
Welcome to Canadian pricing.

We pay a lot more for our vehicles than you guys. Personally I think they are just screwing us because they can. Then they put all kinds of restrictions on buying new cars from the states....like they won't honour the warranty.

What ever happened to free trade.
 

romad

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2011
Location
Prescott, AZ
TDI
2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
Welcome to Canadian pricing.

We pay a lot more for our vehicles than you guys. Personally I think they are just screwing us because they can. Then they put all kinds of restrictions on buying new cars from the states....like they won't honour the warranty.

What ever happened to free trade.
Sacrificed to the liberal desire for more revenue through higher taxes. Funny, "Free Trade" started out as a liberal concept; of course that was 200 years ago! Ideally with NAFTA, there wouldn't be ANY barriers to buying across the Canada/U.S. border.
 

dogdots

Vendor
Joined
Sep 4, 2002
Location
Kansas City
TDI
None
Yesterday....coveted the MkVII GTI.
Stopped by my local dealer to pick up a part and sitting in the showroom was a 2015 GTI - totally optioned out (full leather and tech package - $3200 in options).

It was purrrrrrdy....but with an after-taxes/fees price of $42.5K, I'll be passing on that.

If this is the price of the GTI, I'm guessing a GTD (were it to actually arrive here), would come in at close to $45K.
(All prices CDN and include VW Canada's $1400 PDI/Freight, plus 12% taxes.)
I guess "Dohlers" are worth less than dollars :p And what's up with that 12% tax ?!! Yikes :eek:
 

S2000_guy

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2013
Location
ohio
TDI
2014 Sportwagen TDI
Welcome to Canadian pricing.

We pay a lot more for our vehicles than you guys. Personally I think they are just screwing us because they can. Then they put all kinds of restrictions on buying new cars from the states....like they won't honour the warranty.

What ever happened to free trade.
But you get "free" health care!
 

romad

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2011
Location
Prescott, AZ
TDI
2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
Maybe it is trip number related? Sometimes cars have different "trip" settings: one for cumulative, and another for since last trip meter was reset.
 

Fixmy59bug

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2009
Location
Las Vegas, NV
TDI
2015 Passat TDI SE
Okay, someone tell me why there is a little 2 on the upper right of my display....

Maybe it is trip number related? Sometimes cars have different "trip" settings: one for cumulative, and another for since last trip meter was reset.
I only have one.
No you don't man. Check your manual.

Roman is exactly correct on his assumption. Memory 1 is a "per trip" count that resets after, if I remember correctly, being parked for approx 2 hours.

Memory 2 is a memory that only resets every 999 miles or when you reset it, whichever comes first. For info on how to reset it, consult your owners manual.
 

WindsorFox

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2012
Location
Louisiana
TDI
2012 Jetta
No you don't man. Check your manual.

Roman is exactly correct on his assumption. Memory 1 is a "per trip" count that resets after, if I remember correctly, being parked for approx 2 hours.

Memory 2 is a memory that only resets every 999 miles or when you reset it, whichever comes first. For info on how to reset it, consult your owners manual.
I finally had someone explain it on Facebook. It's the average indicators, but there is still only one trip odometer.
 

Fix_Until_Broke

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 8, 2004
Location
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA
TDI
03 Jetta, 03 TT TDI
Changed brake pads and rotors...The old pads had ~90k miles on them and the rotors were originals with ~210k on them. They didn't owe me anything :). I put Akebono pads on all around this time. OEM pads lasted ~120k miles, replaced them with Pagid's which lasted ~90k miles.

I considered going with a 288mm or 312mm upgrade but couldn't justify the cost vs benefit as I've never had any issues with the OEM brakes (when they don't look like the below ones I just took off :))



 

TDI<wagen>

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 30, 2011
Location
Calgary, Canada
TDI
2011 Golf Wagon, 6MT, pano, leather, media package
Installed Sigma 6 short shifter. Works perfectly! I had to adjust side-to-side cable end a few times or first gear wouldn't engage. Took me about 40 min to install with adjustment. Another 30 to get the box wrench that fell behind transmission :(

Instead of taking air box apart like instructions suggested I removed plastic U pipe and a snorkel, unbolted one bolt that holds the filter box down and moved the whole thing to the side, securing it by tie-down.
 

vw_norm

Gone, but not forgotten.
Joined
Jul 22, 2012
Location
Hawaii
TDI
2012 NMS TDI SEL Platinum Gray w/moonrock
Changed brake pads and rotors...The old pads had ~90k miles on them and the rotors were originals with ~210k on them. They didn't owe me anything :). I put Akebono pads on all around this time. OEM pads lasted ~120k miles, replaced them with Pagid's which lasted ~90k miles.

I considered going with a 288mm or 312mm upgrade but couldn't justify the cost vs benefit as I've never had any issues with the OEM brakes (when they don't look like the below ones I just took off :))
I'd say you got your money's worth.
 
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