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mr.mindless

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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #135 on: March 05, 2024, 08:26:19 PM »
starter seeming worse and worse.
turbo has a failing seal, it's eating oil. investigating options on that, I don't know if changing seals is a thing. I haven't torn it apart to see if there's any play. the turbo only has about 50-60,000 miles on it.
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #136 on: March 20, 2024, 09:48:25 AM »
I think turbo is in fatal status. it sounds like a radial engine inertial starter every time engine speed climbs from idle. That replaced a clatter that sounded like a bad belt pulley bearing over the course of about 10 miles while I was considering turning around and going back home.

these are fatal noises. really cool sounding fatal noises.
Don't have any functional turbos on the shelf. Just 2-3 that need remanufacturing of some flavor with stuck vanes or lots of shaft play
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #137 on: March 20, 2024, 10:13:48 PM »
SUPER embarrassing, but this was a false alarm. a piece of rust came off the worst fender and was rubbing the sidewall of the tire. it was the little lines on text of the sidewall that were making those terrifying noises. I went around and around and around on this thing feeling wheel bearings and brakes and couldn't find anything that matched how bad it was. Finally I caught the shiny sidewall of the tire right in the light and remebered the 4" long strip of fender that I ripped off when I got out of the car at home 🙄

so dumb.

still starting to car shop anyway. that's a proven lack of faith. so I'll drive it to Ithaca tomorrow for a conference 👍
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #138 on: March 20, 2024, 11:45:37 PM »
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #139 on: March 21, 2024, 02:32:52 PM »
like car shop in your lot or?