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[#] Tue May 27 2008 12:22:24 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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oh, I know what a cayenne looks like, I live in westchester they're all over the place, but I just cant imagine somebody messing up a perfectly good porsche that way. :-)

[#] Tue May 27 2008 13:43:20 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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after all its an SUV?

but, as mentioned before, the first i've seen in 5 years which had seen free ground. 



[#] Wed May 28 2008 14:38:41 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I wouldn't mind driving an Audi... too bad they also want premium gas...

Waiting for VW to introduce some 4motion diesels like they already have available in Europe...

Hilarious forum post. That's got to be spoof on Honda owners... right?

[#] Wed May 28 2008 15:44:00 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I have to assume it's a fake, but everything on the net is assumed fake, so why is this any different.

But it is entertaining nonetheless.

[#] Wed May 28 2008 17:01:58 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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LS - I'm glad I don't have my Audi anymore. It just BEGGED to be driven waaaaay too fast..

[#] Wed May 28 2008 17:08:07 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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put some sand in the manifold, that should take care of that problem ;)

[#] Wed May 28 2008 18:33:36 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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But cause plenty of new ones.

[#] Thu May 29 2008 07:34:56 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Went to the car club meeting at bear mountain yesterday.
They have a section where only cars 25 years or older sit.
I was thinking, if everybody started their cars in that lot at the same time, everybody would pass out.

[#] Thu May 29 2008 13:41:35 EDT from Rudolph @ Uncensored

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Thu May 29 2008 07:34:56 AM EDT from Ford II@uncnsrd

...cars 25 years or older sit.
I was thinking, if everybody started their cars in that lot at the same time, everybody would pass out.

 

 We have a car show here in San Bernardino once a year, the Route 66 Rendezvous. Cars have to be 1973 or older (with some exceptions, Vipers, Corvettes, PT Cruisers (blek), some others). They shut down all of downtown San Berdo for the weekend and have 1900 hot rods kicking about. There's a cruise route through the show, and the smell of exhaust is incredible, probably enough CO floating about to kill small animals. The noise is amazing too (though they've forbidden open headers in the cruise people do it anyway ;), you can feel it enough to make your stomach not sure it wants to keep the three Budweisers and a sausage you had for lunch...

Damn I don't wanna wait til September for it to happen again.



[#] Thu May 29 2008 14:00:06 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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There is something fun about walking amidst all that waste of energy.

[#] Tue Jun 24 2008 21:36:29 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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this is a really vw specific question but I thought I'd ask.
It would appear that my electric auxiliary coolant pump in my gti died.
Or the fuse blew, I'll check that tomorrow.
The problem is, I don't know where it is.
I have a few guesses, but the pickings on the web are slim, the bently book I have has something called a "coolant feed pump" which may or may not be it.
Anybody know where to find a good picture of where things are in a VW? I tried vw vortex and google, and didn't really find anything good.

[#] Tue Jun 24 2008 22:45:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Did you look between the seat cushions?

Stuff tends to fall in there all the time ... maybe that's where your coolant pump is.



[#] Wed Jun 25 2008 09:12:16 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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:-) Bucket seats.

[#] Thu Jun 26 2008 16:08:02 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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i used to own a repair manual for my vw. you get them for some books in the bookstore near by.

collant as colling the engine? then most probably its right attached to the engine and driven by the nodge belt.

if climate, its the size of the electric generator somewhere near the engie also driven by a belt. 



[#] Sat Jul 05 2008 14:27:14 EDT from rudolf @ Uncensored

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Ford, the guys at tdiclub tell everyone to buy a copy of the Bentley manual. This is Robert Bentley Publishers, they have everything in them. Although, the Haynes brand usually has more photos. The big reason to buy the Bentley manual is to interpret the VAGCOM computer system codes. If you have a laptop, I suggest buying the VAGCOM software from ross-tech, along with appropriate plug to hook up to your car. It's cheaper than a mechanic's misdiagnosis. Last I looked, the complete kit with CD & wires was $300. You can also download the software for less. This would help you with the other problems you have.

Where to buy a copy of the manual: the publisher's site, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc., Haynes manuals are available at book and auto parts stores.

I also suggest visiting tdiclub.com, as these guys tend to be mechanics more than the folks on vwvortex. Or there's Edmunds' Carspace, a BBS with question and answer format. You can search it without having to join.

Thanks for your opinion on the 99 Golf. I spoke with a tranny expert, who recommended the VW manual over their automatic. I'm still undecided as my car only has had strut issues so far.

I don't know the answer right now, but I can ask around.   



[#] Mon Jul 07 2008 12:00:35 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I have the bently book, and I'm surprised that there's no mention of this aux coolant pump.
I also have a little handheld computer that was like $35 that reads me off the engine codes so I can look them up in my bently book.
Apparently there's no sensor on the aux coolant pump, I only know it's not working because I happened to notice it not going on when it should.
But since it doesn't go on, I'm not 100% sure where it is, but I think I hae an idea now.
I saw a picture of the part and I see something that sorta looks like that.

[#] Tue Jul 15 2008 21:03:30 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Today kate came home and told me she had chinese for lunch and she saved her fortune cookie for me, which said "your fortunes are about to change."
Well, today, finally something good happened.
So far anyway

The auxiliary coolant pump on my gti stopped working a few weeks ago, or at least that's when I noticed.
I always thought this little gizmo was a brilliant idea by VW: basically it circulates the coolant for 10 minutes after you turn the ignition off. Helps cool the engine evenly keeps the head from warping from developing hot spots.
So of course I worried that I was killing my car by driving it without fixing it, but finally today I got around to doing it.
Other webizens say "it's easy" and only takes them 45 minutes. These are obviously professionals who have some clue. I had to take 10 things apart to get at this stupid thing.
But take them apart I did.
And now I just remembered I forgot to connect a return air hose. Shit.
Well anyway I took the car for a drive, and it didn't do anything weird, and when I got back the coolant was circulating again after I shut off the engine.
Yaaaaaaaay. Finally something good.
Tomorrow, I'll see if it's leaking. The problem with doing stuff like this after work is it gets dark very quickly.

[#] Tue Jul 15 2008 21:03:39 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Never mind that it was $120 for the part. :-(

[#] Sat Jul 19 2008 11:06:14 EDT from rudolf @ Uncensored

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Great, you found it. I asked hammer, it is up high near the ignition coil near the flywheel on the flywheel side of the engine. He suggested there may be a new connector for the plug that you will need to depin and install. Be glad you don't have a NB, they're hard to repair as everything is crammed under that curved hood. I like them, but NB's can take more time to repair. And you may need some beer to calm you down afterwards.

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