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Forum: Free Parking 07-10-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,005
Posted By A1an
Re: Any jetta owners here?

1.8t is a turd based on an experience with one blown motor caused by god knows what and a cousin who probably didn't maintain the vehicle? Interesting.

Any motor from any manufacturer will fail...
Forum: Free Parking 07-09-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,005
Posted By A1an
Re: Any jetta owners here?

They still used that ISV up through the MKIV?
Forum: Free Parking 07-08-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,645
Posted By A1an
Re: Spooked out of my mind, advice?

Would be beneficial to make friends with the guy since he seems to keep tabs on the area and could also keep tabs on your property for you, but that info about your wife would raise a big red flag. ...
Forum: Free Parking 07-08-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,005
Posted By A1an
Re: Any jetta owners here?

I'd stick with the 2.0l motor in the MKIV. Not really that powerful but it is bombproof. Friend of mine just sold his 2.0l MKIV Jetta with over 240k on it. Aside from a lot of cosmetic wear and...
Forum: Free Parking 07-02-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By A1an
Re: Anyone have a cuckoo clock?

I have one somewhere in the attic. My dad was stationed in Bitburg for 4 years and he bought a few when we visited the Black Forest. Miss the sound of that thing...need to dig it up.
Forum: Free Parking 07-01-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 20,640
Posted By A1an
Re: Any Road Bike guys/gals??

Also check out the Panaracer RIBMO. Friend of mine puts a ton of commuter miles on terrible surfaces without any issues. After his endorsement and reading a lot of great reviews I ordered a pair of...
Forum: Free Parking 06-27-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,230
Posted By A1an
Re: Got another TDI. 2010 Cup Edition

Belt job pretty easy on those? I've done a few belt jobs on other motors (8v Jetta and a DOHC Zetec Focus) that were pretty straight forward. My chain equipped 2.5 is still going strong with 114k...
Forum: Free Parking 06-26-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,230
Posted By A1an
Re: Got another TDI. 2010 Cup Edition

Hah I find that very frustrating as well. DSG looks plenty reliable if you keep up on the service and don't beat the crap out of it, but I still prefer the manual. A TDI of some sort is going to be...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-24-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11,089
Views: 1,318,876
Posted By A1an
Re: what did you do in your garage today?

Too soon. Not starting again. :willy_nil
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-24-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11,089
Views: 1,318,876
Posted By A1an
Re: what did you do in your garage today?

Father-in-law came over on Saturday and we FINALLY got the 560SL started. Car has been down for at least two years and the damn thing idles/runs like a champ. Just need to detail it up a little,...
Forum: Free Parking 06-21-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Poll: Internet
Views: 1,390
Posted By A1an
Re: Internet

Reliability/service is #1 for me. We actually pay a little bit more for BrightHouse than it would be for Verizon FIOS which would come with a little faster connection speed. I've only had the...
Forum: Free Parking 06-21-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By A1an
Re: Detailing guys, interior question

I wish that was truly the case. I've been a completely reasonable and loyal customer spending thousands upon thousands at a local dealership. They stepped all over us on a botched repair repair job...
Forum: Free Parking 06-21-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By A1an
Re: Detailing guys, interior question

Don't do it. Years ago we converted my Mustang's tan interior to black...only problem was there were no factory black seatbelts for that year. Instead of sending the belts off to a company to get...
Forum: Free Parking 06-21-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By A1an
Re: Detailing guys, interior question

Lean on them hard about the steering wheel issue. I bought a second hand Passat that was still under factory warranty. It suffered from the usual peeling soft touch coating on the window switch...
Forum: Free Parking 06-21-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 23,513
Posted By A1an
Re: Are BMWs a Mistake for Regular Joes?

^ That is a given.

VW does the same thing. Interestingly enough VW changed their 5k oil change intervals to 10k around the same time they started offering "free maintenance" on their new...
Forum: Free Parking 06-20-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,230
Posted By A1an
Re: Got another TDI. 2010 Cup Edition

Those were great cars...congrats on the find! Rumor has it VW may allow us to have the GTDI Golf with the MKVII.
Forum: Free Parking 06-18-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 23,513
Posted By A1an
Re: Are BMWs a Mistake for Regular Joes?

NAPA has started stocking lots of European parts lately. In the case of my MKII Jetta they had Mann or Bosch (among a few other OE suppliers) options for the parts I needed. Prices were higher than...
Forum: Free Parking 06-18-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 23,513
Posted By A1an
Re: Are BMWs a Mistake for Regular Joes?

^ Logical thought has no place when talking about vehicle country of origin, gpalmer. ;)

Plus most US cars aren't 100% US and "Imported from Detroit" really means "Imported from Canada".
Forum: Free Parking 06-17-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,834
Posted By A1an
Re: What was your dream car when you were a kid

I had a fascination with the Ferrari F40 and MKII Golfs/GTIs when I was a kid. Weird combo.
Forum: Free Parking 06-17-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 23,513
Posted By A1an
Re: Are BMWs a Mistake for Regular Joes?

I would look at Passat or Jetta wagons as well. For a brief period of time I piled a ton of miles on a 2004.5 Passat GLX V6 wagon. Interior was on par with BMW of that same vintage and it was very...
Forum: Free Parking 06-17-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,209
Posted By A1an
Re: Have you ever changed your appearance?

Every once in a while I'll grow out a mustache to creep out my wife. My brother says I look like a bald Freddy Mercury. Wife says I look like a child molester.
Forum: Free Parking 06-14-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,906
Posted By A1an
Re: Your project vehicle?

'86 560SL. Not mine but my project to get running and sold for my inlaws. Have yet to get it started.
Forum: Free Parking 06-12-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,193
Posted By A1an
Re: Five Guys Burgers - Worth it?

My wife really likes the burgers at Five Guys, but I just think they are okay...certainly a better choice than fast food burgers though. There are a few other similar burger places locally that do a...
Forum: Free Parking 06-11-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,908
Posted By A1an
Re: Jackasses on rider mowers

Considering the toddler who was run over by a riding lawn mower recently, this is surprising. Then again it may just be news here.
Forum: Free Parking 06-04-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,173
Posted By A1an
Re: Body Shop Troubles

^ Most insurers won't write for an aftermarket part that isn't readily available within a day or two at a warehouse. If it isn't available they will look at LKQ or OE. The issue with waiting for...
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