The pedestrian was crossing within a crosswalk at a stop sign. For once, they were doing nothing wrong; they just picked the wrong car to cross in front of. My calf was SORE the rest of the day from having wrestled with it all the way to work and then from there to my tech's shop at lunch. Driving has neeeever been so entertaining! (What brakes?!)Please come to Washington DC, plenty of Jay Walkers here, LOL, JK. But they are annoying, not knowing the law and all self rightous .
No rain, no snow, yay!! Put the snows on for the winter on the 4-dr yesterday (13 Dec). I'll use the 2-dr or the wife's NB for DD in nice weather (i.e. dry roads) as either of them have good 3 season tires. The 4-dr has ASR, and combining that with snow tires makes a great winter driver unless there's a blizzard going on.Yeah, about time to put on the winter shoes on my 4-dr. Now if it will just stop raining...
I do flood / mold restoration for a living, you want to treat the area with a antimicrobial. Preferably before it is totally dry. It will kill the existing mold spores and prevent any from coming back.Put a Bosch Icon blade on, hopefully no more streaking. Also deep cleaned my trunk carpet, it had a big patch of yucky mold on it, got a mini dehumidifier, should stop new mold from growing.
you might save yourself some future grief by getting enough vac tubing to replace them all and give you peace of mind knowing you're all set for another 100K miles
Here's a kit I would recommend: http://www.fixmyvw.com/vacuum-hose-kit-for-vw-alh-ahu-1z-a4-ve-tdi/
...did you get a new ALH or something more exotic?Got it back (IBW) with a new long block. Seems to run fine. Very smooth and quiet. I can tell it doesn't have a lot of compression yet, with only 100 or so miles on it.
I'm thrilled to have the car back. The '12 Golf is nice, but I missed my wagon.
Glad to see IBW is back on the road. Was the replacement for the replacement covered under warranty?New ALH factory long block. Went back to a stock turbo, too. RC3+, PP357s, 11mm pump, PD150 breathing, lift pump. Not exotic, but a nice, quick, economical setup. I had the car set up this way a few years ago and loved it. Driving it today, even with a new engine, it kept creeping up to 80 MPH.
I remember driving the car when you had it that way. Nice and quick no smoke and no lag. One of the nicest setups I've ever driven.New ALH factory long block. Went back to a stock turbo, too. RC3+, PP357s, 11mm pump, PD150 breathing, lift pump. Not exotic, but a nice, quick, economical setup. I had the car set up this way a few years ago and loved it. Driving it today, even with a new engine, it kept creeping up to 80 MPH.