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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #75 on: April 30, 2022, 11:51:12 PM »
flip the tires and run it!  ;D

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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #76 on: May 01, 2022, 06:58:18 PM »
Not exactly an ideal wear pattern, especially for a solid rear axle
How does that happen on a solid rear axle?

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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #77 on: May 01, 2022, 08:23:35 PM »
I *think* the only option is that something is bent.

I've never had it aligned, I always did think the rear hand a bunch of camber.
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #78 on: May 01, 2022, 08:26:08 PM »
looks like I've put about 15,000 on it. I noted good all season tires on it when I bought it. I could believe a consistent bad alignment could do that in 15k. I have swapped front snows on and off it but I think the rears have just lived there. I could have missed uneven wear at tire swaps, I guess? Either that or... I don't know. That's about all that makes sense.
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TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #79 on: July 10, 2022, 02:54:15 PM »
Took this to get equinox brake slider pins this morning. It’s had a dead battery, started well after charging. Does not smell better yet after evicting mice yesterday :(
Idler pulley on serp shattered leaving the parts store. Had noted a slight squeak I was going to investigate. I changed the belt tensioner on it a few months ago.

Water pump runs on the timing belt, battery was good to drive it 10 miles back home.

Cars just love it to sit around unused. :-/
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2022, 10:55:43 PM »
new pulley installed. tiny dried up mouse found, certainly not stink-source. Haven't hit the spot the nest was with enzyme cleaner yet, hoping that does the trick. Didn't find anything under the dash as I'd feared, but they were running along the line through the firewall for the boost gauge and pyro. chewed the hose but not the pyro wire thankfully. Had just enough slack to just cut it off at the damage. The hole is where the 2.0 throttle cable goes through way up above the accelerator. I pretty much can't reach it. Was going to put a few layers of aluminum tape over it to seal it and make it chew resistant but I can only get a fingertip to it. bah.

I also fucked up pretty bad and side swiped the ram in the dark backing it out of its parking spot to bring into the shop. Took a weird line because no power steering and started to turn way too soon not thinking about how long the Ram is. No glass and no light, but steel and paint. On the _one_ good corner of the car. damnit. I guess either it just matches the rest, or gets paint work when the other three fenders [never] get fixed
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2022, 11:09:26 PM »

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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #82 on: August 18, 2022, 01:07:54 PM »
Alternator charge light intermittently and then solid on the way in this morning. Excellent!
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #83 on: August 23, 2022, 08:33:48 PM »
Surprised I have driven and worked on these things so long without knowing this or having the special tools for it, but these have a decoupling alternator pulley, and this one FULLY decoupled and vacated.

I do have a couple spares but I don't have the weird passthrough socket needed to change, so this will be down until the weekend when tools get here.
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #84 on: August 23, 2022, 09:34:30 PM »
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #85 on: August 23, 2022, 10:16:51 PM »
i couldn't believe the effort it took to change the alternator on my TDI.  i think i used the porta ram to push shit out of the way to get it drop down after hours of hidden bolts and connections

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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #86 on: August 23, 2022, 11:04:02 PM »
Chadley had to do his 6 or 8 months ago no asked me best method. He swung av compressor away and brought it out the bottom.

I don’t think I’ve ever had to do an alt.

I think I’ve done at least one starter per car and I’m up to 5 or 6 tdis owned now?
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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #87 on: August 24, 2022, 08:26:14 AM »
Looks like a pretty easy job on my PD  :D

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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #88 on: August 24, 2022, 11:56:44 AM »
I was educated on the caliper piston release tool last week.  Luckily at my old age I was smart enough to stop prying them open when they didn't move :D.

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Re: TDI Wonder 3.0
« Reply #89 on: August 24, 2022, 02:56:57 PM »
I KNOW I mentioned that to you once.

sorry we didn't connect over here. I haven't moved a thing since, still have everything tied up.
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