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      05-09-2012 10:57 AM #31817
      Sorry i'm bored waiting for this gotomeeting to start and the people hosting the meeting are LATE!!! I hate tardiness when its the person hosting the meeting!! /rant

      WAY TO GO VW!!!! TDI FTMFW!!! 1626.1 on one TANK!!!

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      05-09-2012 11:14 AM #31818
      Quote Originally Posted by TXR32 View Post
      WAY TO GO VW!!!! TDI FTMFW!!! 1626.1 on one TANK!!!

      http://jalopnik.com/5908578/stock-vo...e-tank-of-fuel
      Great excuse to help my Mom get rid of her Prius!
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      05-09-2012 12:27 PM #31819
      Quote Originally Posted by TXR32 View Post
      im sure it'll happen.
      i'm still hoping youngmans will come through and just by the 9-3 plan. who knows though.

      and just when i thought i've seen it all, on my way to work i saw some truck nuts that blinked with the turn indicators. what is this world coming to?

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      05-09-2012 03:47 PM #31820
      ok so, im just toying the idea around, I will not get rid of my car unless I absolutely cannot afford to keep it (unlikely but just in case,) I was wondering what a good fuel efficient replacement would be, that would be light and fun to drive? I have in my mind the Audi TT 1.8t quattro, but i dont think i love the interior

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      05-09-2012 03:50 PM #31821
      Get a mk2
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      05-09-2012 03:54 PM #31822
      The TT is actually heavier strange right I guess its all the "accessories". like I tell everyone For a DD get away from VW (please note I said this even before I got the M)
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      05-09-2012 04:27 PM #31823
      Quote Originally Posted by younganimater35 View Post
      ok so, im just toying the idea around, I will not get rid of my car unless I absolutely cannot afford to keep it (unlikely but just in case,) I was wondering what a good fuel efficient replacement would be, that would be light and fun to drive? I have in my mind the Audi TT 1.8t quattro, but i dont think i love the interior
      lol.... then definitely don't get one

      Quote Originally Posted by JakkoVR View Post
      Get a mk2
      not a bad option

      Quote Originally Posted by beachball6 View Post
      The TT is actually heavier strange right I guess its all the "accessories". like I tell everyone For a DD get away from VW (please note I said this even before I got the M)
      I believe this too.....

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      05-09-2012 04:33 PM #31824
      I had a good post going then lost it so... Over VW what do you recommend he buys for a DD?

      Where is bmwvortex? Oh wait, that many douchers on the net would cause a black hole

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      05-09-2012 04:38 PM #31825
      Quote Originally Posted by younganimater35 View Post
      ok so, im just toying the idea around, I will not get rid of my car unless I absolutely cannot afford to keep it (unlikely but just in case,) I was wondering what a good fuel efficient replacement would be, that would be light and fun to drive? I have in my mind the Audi TT 1.8t quattro, but i dont think i love the interior
      I'll trade
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      05-09-2012 04:48 PM #31826
      You're right about the black hole there are like 5 big BMW forums such a PIA.
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      05-09-2012 04:51 PM #31827
      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      I had a good post going then lost it so... Over VW what do you recommend he buys for a DD?

      Where is bmwvortex? Oh wait, that many douchers on the net would cause a black hole


      I am quite happy with my daily POS.... reliable and cheap to own... gas mileage is ok, not stellar but I didn't buy it for gas mileage.... 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. I needed something that had a 3rd row seating in case something happens to my wife's VW Eurovan (2003 at 100k miles) and I wanted something that could tow a car if needed..... I didn't want a BIG SUV like tahoe or burb... so that left me with the pathy..... I like it cause I don't care if it gets scratched, leaned on, door dings, etc... big stress reliever.....

      so depending on needs I think something in the nissan line could work great and be affordable

      $.02

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      05-09-2012 04:58 PM #31828
      And you made fun of me for owning a CRV

      Quote Originally Posted by Morio View Post


      I am quite happy with my daily POS.... reliable and cheap to own... gas mileage is ok, not stellar but I didn't buy it for gas mileage.... 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. I needed something that had a 3rd row seating in case something happens to my wife's VW Eurovan (2003 at 100k miles) and I wanted something that could tow a car if needed..... I didn't want a BIG SUV like tahoe or burb... so that left me with the pathy..... I like it cause I don't care if it gets scratched, leaned on, door dings, etc... big stress reliever.....

      so depending on needs I think something in the nissan line could work great and be affordable

      $.02

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      05-09-2012 05:07 PM #31829
      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      And you made fun of me for owning a CRV
      yeah a "cute ute" deserves to be made fun of

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      05-09-2012 05:52 PM #31830
      Says the guy with a hairdresser car and a sorority girl SUV.

      Man I love bustin balls!

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      05-09-2012 05:57 PM #31831
      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      Says the guy with a hairdresser car and a sorority girl SUV.

      Man I love bustin balls!
      lol that actually made me laugh

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      05-09-2012 08:04 PM #31832
      Quote Originally Posted by TXR32 View Post
      Joe, I can't recall exactly where the sensor was. If I got under the hood again I could point it out. All we did was use a can of compressed air and a rag to wipe it down. re-plugged it in and it was good to go. I can go look under her hood again to try and give you a better idea. Hope yours is just the sensor!
      Thanks Mark! That would be awesome
      Yeah I think its just a sensor thing, cause it seems to come on when ever Im driving thinking "life is great", then BAM! A fakn ABS light LOL

      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      Under the hood? Do you mean you cleaned the contacts for the ABS module Mark? The sensors are at the four corners of the car.
      ^ rajahdat Kyle! I was thinking the same thing. I did clean my break calipars and the cables going to it. But I guess Im not doing something right
      Thanks for the input guys, I wanna take care of this before it becomes a habbit for my car.. I really dont like having a light turn on thats not a CEL or a Gas/fuel light! LOL
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      05-09-2012 08:21 PM #31833
      IMHO it's either one or more of the wheel speed sensors, or there is some damage in the module. The modules are actually pretty easy to take apart... I have pics some where.

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      05-09-2012 09:28 PM #31834
      Quote Originally Posted by TXR32 View Post
      WAY TO GO VW!!!! TDI FTMFW!!! 1626.1 on one TANK!!!

      http://jalopnik.com/5908578/stock-vo...e-tank-of-fuel
      Thats awesome! I wish they gave more information on how 1600mpg was achieved. I mean, my lady and I have been getting just over 600 miles out of one tank in her 04 TDI Golf. Which is damn good in my book.
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      05-09-2012 10:46 PM #31836
      Quote Originally Posted by JakkoVR View Post
      Thats awesome! I wish they gave more information on how 1600mpg was achieved. I mean, my lady and I have been getting just over 600 miles out of one tank in her 04 TDI Golf. Which is damn good in my book.
      http://www.fuelacademy.com/taylors_tips.html

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      05-09-2012 10:47 PM #31837
      ^^ that right there, Mark, is makin me wanna get a waggen and hook it up. But I would have to get rid of the Passat First. Being in the Military and still on the move every 3-4 years, we can't afford to hawl 3 cars from one duty station to another.
      Maybe once I retire I can finally start on some major car projects. Until then, I would have to keep the car count to 2.
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      05-09-2012 11:38 PM #31838
      Quote Originally Posted by TXR32 View Post
      Sorry i'm bored waiting for this gotomeeting to start and the people hosting the meeting are LATE!!! I hate tardiness when its the person hosting the meeting!! /rant

      WAY TO GO VW!!!! TDI FTMFW!!! 1626.1 on one TANK!!!

      http://jalopnik.com/5908578/stock-vo...e-tank-of-fuel
      This is an effing awesome story. And the previous record was also a diesel Passat. How cool is that?
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      05-09-2012 11:56 PM #31839
      I need more details. They over DOUBLED the normal mileage people get with these cars. I read the article earlier today as well.

      My only guess is they really work the hills with that whole in gear descent. A few times in that trip they deal with some serious descents. They climb but the diesel torque handles that well. Imagine over that whole trip getting a few miles free with descents, that helps. Still insane though.

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      05-10-2012 12:13 AM #31840
      Just bought an AST 4100 coil over set up w camber plates 500/686lb springs. When we going race car-ing!
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      05-10-2012 12:15 AM #31841
      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      I need more details. They over DOUBLED the normal mileage people get with these cars. I read the article earlier today as well.

      My only guess is they really work the hills with that whole in gear descent. A few times in that trip they deal with some serious descents. They climb but the diesel torque handles that well. Imagine over that whole trip getting a few miles free with descents, that helps. Still insane though.
      19 gallon tank helps, much better mpg than anything I got though!

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      05-10-2012 09:46 AM #31842
      Quote Originally Posted by beachball6 View Post
      Just bought an AST 4100 coil over set up w camber plates 500/686lb springs. When we going race car-ing!
      This weekend? I don't know of anything going on.
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      05-10-2012 10:19 AM #31843
      He will be at the local Hobby Lobby this Sunday setting up cones

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      This weekend? I don't know of anything going on.

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      05-10-2012 11:02 AM #31844
      Whenever I just need to get on a course after dropping all these dollars. Should be here tuesday along w my new wheels and 255/40 RS3s. Whooooh now I just need to find a tie rod and get an alignment.
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      05-10-2012 12:01 PM #31845
      Quote Originally Posted by joecastro420 View Post
      Thanks Mark! That would be awesome
      Yeah I think its just a sensor thing, cause it seems to come on when ever Im driving thinking "life is great", then BAM! A fakn ABS light LOL



      ^ rajahdat Kyle! I was thinking the same thing. I did clean my break calipars and the cables going to it. But I guess Im not doing something right
      Thanks for the input guys, I wanna take care of this before it becomes a habbit for my car.. I really dont like having a light turn on thats not a CEL or a Gas/fuel light! LOL
      Joe - Sorry I missed this yesterday when posting the picture of the S4. It was just the piece that goes right into the ABS module. I unhooked it, tapped it out, used a can of compressed air to dust out the connector and pins. Clipped it all back in ... no more light brake light issues and she said she had to slam her brakes yesterday and that ABS worked like charm.

      Guys we need to take some tripods and cameras down to that spot. Its off Lamar and Baylor Street (right before 6th if headed south on Lamar). From what I know by asking the folks living in the school bus just to the left of the S4 in the picture, they tore down the houses on this lot and teh owner has given permission to artists to come in and do their thing. Its truly an "Austin thing" as its not all gang tag, but rather some really awesome spray paint jobs depicting all kinds of things from political, to religious, to day to day life........pretty cool for this town in my book.

      ....and the daily driver thing ....here goes..... I had a new daily that I was keeping from everybody but its now sold back to the dealer I bought it from based on "lemon law". Its a long f-ing story so i'll tell you in person for those who care to hear the bull isht, but I had a 2000 Lexus IS 300 that I got for under $9000 and less than 100K miles. Torque converter decided to take a isht on me less than 3 days after driving it home. I found out from Toyota the car had transmission problems right from the get go all documented by Toyota. Dealership I did a deal with will remain nameless but they took up the fight on the Lemon Law stuff with the state of Texas and just gave me a full refund since the cashier's check I gave them had not even processed yet and I threatened to cancel the check entirely. Again full details can be had if you really care to know when I see ya in person. The is300 is still a great car with an awesome engine, so my hunt for one continues as my new DD.

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      05-10-2012 12:17 PM #31846
      Bummer Mark, I have been in love with those cars since I sat in one at the NAIAS in Detroit. The gauges are to die for and the looks are way ahead of their time. The car still looks new!

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      05-10-2012 01:09 PM #31847
      Quote Originally Posted by TXR32 View Post
      ....and the daily driver thing
      Just get three Mk2's one of them is bound to work at any given time...
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      05-10-2012 02:04 PM #31848
      haha you'd be the first to have dibs charles lol. the only mk2 i would get for my DD would be a red cabriolet with a white top, keep it stock as possible (aside from a few basic mods) However, I have a spot for the A3's but eh. oh and mark, i was actually thinking about an is300, i saw one driving the other day and thought it was pretty sick looking, ive just never driven one. I would kinda feel like i betrayed my car if i got something other than a VW

      Morio, the TT is heavier? thats a shock, but i guess "luxury" has a price

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      05-10-2012 03:11 PM #31849
      Quote Originally Posted by younganimater35 View Post
      the only mk2 i would get for my DD would be a red cabriolet with a white top
      They are really Mk1's; The clipper kit ones do look more like Mk2's though...
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      05-10-2012 03:13 PM #31850
      Quote Originally Posted by jseeley View Post
      They are really Mk1's; The clipper kit ones do look more like Mk2's though...
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