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mr.mindless

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2021, 08:09:08 PM »
Wrapped up. Radiator drip upon return from test drive though

I forgot how slow a stock ALH TDI is. Good thing that’s easy to remedy.
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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2021, 05:14:04 PM »

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2021, 10:15:34 PM »
I knew I wrote this crap for a reason lol
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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2021, 03:15:59 PM »
Registration in hand.  DMV Canandaigua is actually open :o.

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2021, 03:16:27 PM »
Radiator replaced

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2021, 03:51:44 PM »
...DMV Canandaigua is actually open :o.

Been open for months
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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2021, 04:06:26 PM »
I had just assumed with the current incompetence of our government that it drop box only. 

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2021, 04:18:13 PM »
side marker lenses ordered from RA, $1.49 each and I had a 10% discount lol.

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2021, 06:45:21 PM »
Nice!
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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2021, 09:04:13 AM »
New battery (holy shit on battery prices :o)

Call to mike to figure out how to put it in reverse ;D

Tint removed

Headliner glue failure, too cold.

Brake pedal feels good after some miles.  Check brake pad light still on.

Power steering dumped all its contents on the garage floor out of new line banjo bolt at rack.  This was after several drives.  Loosen and re-tighten looks to have fixed it.  Odd.

Air bag controller replaced, needs reprogram. 

Current issues:
1. Squirters have very little pressure and it runs out of the front of the hood. Must be a leak in the line that runs inside the hood. Just noticed last night and didn't feel like investigating.

2. Interior lights do not come on with drivers door open, but it does register that the door is open on the dash.

3. Hood needs upward pressure to release. 1x1 block of wood shoved under does the trick lol. 

4. Fender lights don't work.  I replaced one of the bulbs.  The other side is a self contained unit.  Are these running lights or signals?


Random observations:
-No parking lights option. All lights or no lights.
-Awful power steering res cap. Need a giant flat blade to open.
-No lights on HVAC controls, which are at the very bottom of the center console. 
-Horn honks when you start it sometimes. Haven't driven enough to figured out the pattern yet.

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2021, 12:15:36 PM »
this is def a wonder!

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2021, 12:59:11 PM »
wonderful!

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2021, 01:05:39 PM »
lets see some pics of this fine machine  ;D

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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2021, 01:17:18 PM »
horn honk and interior lights are related. long explanation of VW locks sometime.
bottom line is the door open switch doesn't work, and it'll try to re-lock and that re arms the alarm. super common failure. I have doors that always think they are closed or open on the wagon too.

that's the OEM light switch. aftermarket with park light position do exist. I removed 2 of them from this car, they were failing. I had a good one in my very first mk4 that was good. I have killed 3 of them between this golf and the wagon, they seem to be trash now. I forget the failure mode, I think the park or dash lights will go out after some time.

brake pads have a wire in them that wears through. when that connection breaks the pad light goes on. I suspect this has pads without that wire. can bridge connection in fender well. annoying.

lmk what I owe you for the battery.

HVAC control bulb is behind the fan control switch in the center. I'll look up the bulb.... it's a tiny one. need a good hemostat or small needle nose to change. all are just straight in and straight out.

the front bumper lights are running lights, the fender lights behind the tires are signals.
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Re: TDI Wonder 2.0
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2021, 01:20:33 PM »
hvac bulb is n0177512
prices are ALL OVER the place. from 70¢ to $6 with free shipping. good hunting I guess. I don't have any in stock.
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