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    1. Member Diesel Smugness's Avatar
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      02-19-2008 06:52 PM #211
      check this out it's on mive and thought it was really cool

    2. 02-20-2008 06:10 PM #212
      i'm live in warsaw. just in florida for school. i come back in 8 months!


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      02-20-2008 06:21 PM #213
      awesome. more people coming out of the woodwork! car looks sweet man!

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      02-20-2008 06:41 PM #214
      snapped some pics today. enjoy

      mileage milestone:

      first pics of winter status:




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      02-21-2008 06:07 PM #215
      Nice looking ride!

      Tyler, did you actually break out the camera!


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      02-22-2008 09:46 AM #216
      haha, yeah broke out the camera cuz i saw the mileage creeping ever so close and wanted to take a pic. the vortex was on my mind the whole time so then i figured i'd snap a few of the car in winter mode since i hadn't done it yet and it's nearing the end of february. i can't wait to bust summer mode back out. to get some looks and grip back

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      02-24-2008 01:12 PM #217
      Quote, originally posted by blu98gtivr6 »
      What day and were is the next meeting?

      Quote, originally posted by blu98gtivr6 »
      What day and were is the next meeting?

      Quote, originally posted by blu98gtivr6 »
      What day and were is the next meeting?


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      02-24-2008 01:16 PM #218
      all meets are the first wednesday of each month at 7:30 at vorderman, unless otherwise noted.

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      02-24-2008 01:22 PM #219
      Well I know you all were talking about moving it to Thursday and no one had said whether it was at Vordermans or not so I didn't know.

    10. 02-24-2008 10:06 PM #220
      We're shooting for Thursday the 13th for March's meeting, and the way the weather's going I'd say we're probably better off meeting at IHOP. It's not much fun to hang out at Vordermans unless it's over 65 degrees and not raining...

      Mark, Ben and I went to a auction in Markle this weekend hoping to pick up a '82 Rabbit diesel truck. The ad said it was in very nice shape and had been garage kept, but we didn't expect such a nice truck - it was darn near perfect. We only found piddly little things wrong with it that would have taken half a day to fix (small dent in hood, droopy headliner, a couple very small insignificant surface rust spots). The truck had a pile of reciepts, and it started up and ran like it was new. I haven't seen one this nice and original for a long, long time...

      Unfortunately, it seems like everybody who came to the auction was also interested in this little jem, and it sold for $5,500! I wouldn't hesitate to say it was probably worth even more than that, but all three of us were suprised that it sold for so much. Ben didn't stop crying until way after lunch


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      02-25-2008 01:27 PM #221
      ^ that sucks that it went for so much, but i guess its a good thing they are still holding value. Thats motivating for me to find one to restore now since ive wanted one for a while.

      I made it back from my 3 weeks of vacations last night!
      My latest adventure was driving my junkyard jetta down to Florida (to see if it would make it) for a week to enjoy warm weather. I chose the wrong time to move back here from vegas i guess.

      Halfway down to FL i get a call from a friend offering me $650 if i can trailer 2 of his 3 seater jet skis back from tampa. That money would more than pay for my trip, so i had a hitch put on the car and hauled them back with few problems.

      Not only did i drive to FL with 2.5 inches of oil pan clearance, I towed the jet skis back the same way. 1,100 miles strong...fun times

      so gangster

      Anyone know of any mk3 TDI's for sale in the area?


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      02-25-2008 06:05 PM #222
      glad to see that the koni's were low enough for you.good thing thats a 2.slow if it were a vr I doubt you would have cleared the oil pan.

    13. 02-25-2008 09:24 PM #223
      Quote, originally posted by 04VWGTITURBO »
      Not only did i drive to FL with 2.5 inches of oil pan clearance, I towed the jet skis back the same way. 1,100 miles strong...fun times

      Now THAT'S what I call a shakedown cruise!

      The BeatJet decided it wanted to take a little vacation in my garage again - my nephew came over this weekend telling me that it was "leaking a little oil". I discovered pools of oil in the passenger side control arm, all over the axle, and nice oil stain running from the front passenger side of the car all the way to the rear. It seems to be coming from under the timing belt cover, so it looks like I'm replacing the front main and intermediate shaft seals this weekend. Fun fun fun ...


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      02-26-2008 03:22 PM #224
      Quote, originally posted by buzbomb4 »

      looks like I'm replacing the front main and intermediate shaft seals this weekend. Fun fun fun ...

      Let me know if you need any company, ive got some rewiring to do and a few small things to do to my jetta from the trip.

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      02-28-2008 05:39 PM #225
      attn: odaniel porsche/audi -

      go **** yourself. you're a ****ty dealership with ****ty managers and no class.

      welcome to the layer cake

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      02-28-2008 06:53 PM #226
      eh, not really.

      my dad worked there for a year or so, good honest person, did everything he had to, and then some. but the managers are morons and the economy is so bad. and when you go almost a week straight without customers coming through the front door, its hard. and hed been treated like bottom of the barrel there. he was more knowledgable about the product than the sales manager and most other people there, too.

      overall, its just a crap dealership and run poorly. they have almost no 2008 porsche allocation. almost all their cars go to dealer auctions because they sit on the lot so long.

      i could go on forever, anger will do that, but ill spare everyone.

      welcome to the layer cake

    17. 02-28-2008 07:04 PM #227
      Dagnabit Mark, I KNEW I shoulda bought this instead of Rusty 2.0:

      http://pittsburgh.craigslist.o....html

      Alex - you gotta IM...


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      02-28-2008 07:33 PM #228
      why i'll never work for a car dealer...

      all dealers are hurting right now (that's what happens when prices get jacked, quality goes down, and people lose jobs). but that is no excuse to treat people poorly.


    19. 02-28-2008 08:15 PM #229
      Quote, originally posted by snkbyt427 »
      why i'll never work for a car dealer...

      Try working for the OEM's sometime

      Like my old pal Hunter S. Thompson said: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"...

      Oh yea, tell that roommate of yours that we better get a in-depth review of his new car experience here pretty soon or he's gonna have to go thru KDF hazing again

      Woot - page 8 WAS mine...


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      02-28-2008 09:16 PM #230
      Man thats pretty cool. I can delete an earlier post and take over ownership of page 8!!!


    21. 02-28-2008 09:31 PM #231
      Quote, originally posted by MByler1 »
      Man thats pretty cool. I can delete an earlier post and take over ownership of page 8!!!

      ...let me remind you who does the KDF approving around here...

      ...and I know where your project cars sleep at night...


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      02-28-2008 09:42 PM #232
      Ouch. So when do i come pick up Rusty2.0?

      Since you are limo bound and all.

      I touched base with a couple of guys that live in my neighborhood.

      One drives a 01 GTi VR6, the other drives a 02+ Audi A4 Red.

      I emailed one of them the link to this thread. Not sure if they have checked it out yet.

      Byler


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      02-28-2008 10:31 PM #233
      The Rabbit is great, the Audi is pending sale. Ya'll will see the Rabbit soon enough, Im sure. I dont know how long I'll be able to go without an older Audi in my stable, so I may pick something up with the cash I get for selling the 4ktq.

      When it warms up a tad and work free's up I'll be at KDF central moar.

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      02-28-2008 10:32 PM #234
      i too will be out more. just don't know how helpful i'll be.

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      02-28-2008 10:34 PM #235
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3709186

      dont know if any of you have seen this. it looks ok, but as i posted in the thread, it looks an awful lot like a volvo c30.


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      02-29-2008 11:57 AM #236
      i'm digging the new diesel hybrid golf. do we know for sure if they are bring it to the states?

    27. 03-01-2008 06:15 PM #237
      Quote, originally posted by snkbyt427 »
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3709186

      dont know if any of you have seen this. it looks ok, but as i posted in the thread, it looks an awful lot like a volvo c30.

      I'm seeing that the Scirocco is the new "face" for VW - in other words, the MK VI Golf / Jetta will have something similar, as well as the next Passat. There's a discussion thread over on the Car Lounge about it. I dunno if I'm feeling it myself, like Tyler I'm thinking it's more Volvo than VW.

      I haven't heard anything about the Golf Diesel Hybrid for the states either, VWoA is such a mess right now with the move to Virgina and people leaving / getting replaced that it's near total chaos. I do know that we're supposed to get a Jetta TDI this summer sometime for photo / video stuff, and I want to check it out thoroughly...

      I just came in from the garage, the BeatJet is back on the road. The intermediate shaft's oil seal was blown out of the block and just kinda dangling there. Since I had to pretty much strip everything off the passenger side of the block to get at it, I did the timing belt / tensioner / serpentine belt / AC belt as well. Also had to replace two of the driver's side inner CV joint bolts as they had snapped off their heads somehow. I'd swear that car just likes to piss me off

      Mark - while I was out at Morgan's place Friday night I filled BlueBell's gas tank with sugar and dumped some metal shavings in the oil. I didn't think you'd mind


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      03-02-2008 01:07 PM #238
      I remember you all cutting that corrado in half.Well you should turn it into a bbq like this.We could cook out at vordermans during the summer gtgs and take it to shows










      Modified by blu98gtivr6 at 5:20 PM 3-2-2008

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      03-03-2008 12:36 PM #239
      ^^ lets make that happen, ive got a hitch now that id like to use for something functiona....

      see yall when i get back from Vegas (warm weather)


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      03-04-2008 07:24 PM #240
      only a few days until im in sunny florida with a sea of boobs, booze, and blacking out. oh yeah, and the ocean too.
      welcome to the layer cake

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      03-04-2008 08:29 PM #241
      Quote, originally posted by n0rdicalex. »
      only a few days until im in sunny florida with a sea of boobs, booze, and blacking out. oh yeah, and the ocean too.

      Ill be in florida shortly after returning from vegas and it seems as if we have the same reasons for being there...pm sent


      Modified by 04VWGTITURBO at 6:32 PM 3-4-2008

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    32. 03-04-2008 09:42 PM #242
      Quote, originally posted by 04VWGTITURBO »
      lets make that happen, ive got a hitch now that id like to use for something functional....

      Jeez, we just crushed my spare MK2 GTI, and it had a good front clip. Mark's Corrado wouldn't have worked either because of the damage to the front end.

      However - the front clip on Rusty 1.0 isn't that bad, and we're planning on it's sawsall party here shortly (as soon as it warms up some). I've got too many projects to take this on, but if someone else wants to do this I'd offer up the front clip (minus the grille, bumper and some other bits)...

      Or - we could just cut the front end off of BlueBell, Mark's never gonna finish that car anyway


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      03-04-2008 09:45 PM #243
      nah, instead of cutting up bluebell, i know someone you can donate it too.... like me......

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      03-05-2008 12:51 PM #244
      Im sure we could find an old Urq to chop the front off of...KIDDING! Id have a heart attack if that happened
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      03-05-2008 01:15 PM #245
      but it wouldn't be that hard to take a clip from an old gti or similar and purchase body panels for a urq and custom build one.

      what we SHOULD do, is take the rear of an old pinto and turn that into a grill. oh, the irony!


      Modified by snkbyt427 at 1:17 PM 3-5-2008


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